SAinfo reporter 6 February 2013 South Africa’s Kruger National Park has started implementing new and improved security measures to crack down on poaching and other crimes in the reserve, South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on Monday. The measures are meant to build on current security arrangements. “We have taken a decision to deploy a crop of newly trained rangers to assist with policing and security at all our main entrance gates,” head of communications at SANParks, Wanda Mkutshulwa, said in a statement. “These rangers will help with search and seizure duties where necessary, as well as the arrest of offenders.” The rangers have also been trained in customer etiquette and sniffer dog handling. “Our tracker dogs have been instrumental in the many successful anti-poaching operations that we have decided to utilise sniffer dogs at our gates; we are in a fortunate situation where individuals and companies are assisting us with training and donations of these dogs,” Mkutshulwa said. “We are not pulling out any of our tracker dogs from their missions but have specially trained sniffer dogs ready for deployment.” The strategy forms part of the park’s wider strategy to combat rhino poaching. “We are at war and every single tactic will assist in ensuring that total control of all entry and exit points are managed by those tasked with the upkeep of the area integrity,” she said. “It is no secret that Kruger National Park has borne the brunt of these activities in recent times.” This follows reports of 57 rhinos having been killed in January alone. “If we are serious about winning this war, all commands must be marshaled from one point,” she said.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseAlbert Belmont Graham, known as the founder of 4-H, was born March 13, 1868 and went on to help change the lives of countless young people by starting the now internationally known program in Clark County near Springfield. As the home of 4-H, Ohio has been well represented during the previous years of the National 4-H Raise Your Hand Campaign, winning both years.Through its “Raise Your Hand” campaign, National 4-H wants members, advisors and alumni to sign up for their state. The state with the most weighted votes by May 15 will bring home $20,000 to use towards 4-H programming.I remember watching in awe as something I built as a nine-year-old launched into the heavens. One of my first 4-H projects was rocketry and I still remember the euphoria as I gazed skyward at my rocket soaring over the Hancock County corn fields. That project was by no means the most influential part of 4-H for me, but a fond early memory from the program that was a part of my life for many years.I signed up this week to add to Ohio’s total and hopefully all of you former Buckeye 4-Hers will do the same. It doesn’t take long. My many 4-H projects, including photography, creative writing, various livestock projects, tree planting knot-tying, and rocketry helped to teach me skills that I use regularly, if not daily, in my current profession. (OK, so not really rocketry). The organization provided not only those skills, but also helped me to develop leadership and social skills that have helped to make me who I am today. And, this year is the first year for my 9-year-old son in 4-H. Any guesses as to one of the projects he’s taking to blast off his 4-H career?Click here to Raise Your Hand for Ohio 4-H.
Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There is a difference between “goals” and what I call “disciplines,” something I wrote about in my first book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need. The distinction is critical (more about that later). There are also two types of goals you need to set, and most people only set the first type of goal for themselves, cheating themselves of what they really want (if they have even done the work to know what they want in the first place, as most people haven’t been given a model of how to determine that for themselves, and so, they drift).Since it’s the time of year where people are engaged in this thinking, let’s take a look at what you really need to do to make 2019 different from 2018, starting with goals.Event-driven GoalsEvent-driven goals have a date by which some outcome will be reached. You might set a goal to generate $2,000,000 in annual revenue by December 31. When that date pops up on the calendar, you will have either accomplished your goal or failed to do so. Running a marathon is also an event-driven goal. There is an event, and you run the distance, or you don’t.Once you reach the date of the event, the goal is now over. The deadline is part of what makes goals powerful.Identity GoalsIdentity goals are about who you want to be and what you want your life to be like, a process I call “Achievement Design.” Instead of an event, like $2,000,000 in revenue, your financial goal might be something like “create generational wealth for my children and grandchildren.” That’s a very different financial goal than generating a certain amount of revenue in a business, isn’t it? Not only does it raise the bar, it’s worth pursuing over the course of a lifetime. It also requires a very different set of behavioral changes (of which there is more to say).You might also decide that you want to be structurally sound, flexible, mobile, with the energy and endurance to keep up with your grandchildren–or great grandchildren. That goal for your physical health is a very different type of marathon. Structurally sound means lifting weights, flexible means stretching and yoga, energy means diet and sleep and hydration, and endurance means cardiovascular exercise. Identity goals don’t have an end date, and there is no “checking the box” that indicates the goal is reached. They require routine maintenance.This doesn’t mean we have no use for event-driven goals. These goals with end dates are the milestones that roll up underneath your identity goals. The revenue you generate in your business provides you with the money you need to invest for long-term wealth. The marathon is evidence you are fit, and you have the endurance and stamina you want as an identity goal.Why Resolutions FailThe primary reason New Year’s Resolutions fail is because the person making the resolution isn’t really resolved. They haven’t broken the goal down into the small, manageable actions they need to take every day, something I call “disciplines,” the things you do consistently, whether or not you want to.If you don’t have what you want, the most likely reason is that you are not doing the work necessary to have it. If you want something to be different in the new year, try setting identity goals, the event-driven goals that serve as milestones and prove you are making progress, and develop the daily and weekly disciplines that make this year your best ever.
SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program KUALA LUMPUR–—Christian Standhardinger had just a few days to rest between his duties in the Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, yet the Filipino-German big man was able to contribute right away.Gilas’ hulking center put up a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead Gilas Pilipinas to a hardfought 81-74 win over Thailand in the basketball opener of the regional games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ravena lauds Standhardinger’s efforts in Gilas cadets’ opener win3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Ravena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: SEA Games: Gilas cadets survive Thailand“People have to understand it’s not easy travelling from one country to another one in a different time zone, and playing right away,” said Ravena.“Christian’s really a big help both defensively, and offensively. And it’s a big deal that you have a big guy who fights for every possession.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games READ: Standhardinger signs with Hong Kong in ABLAnd Standhardinger’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoto from Fiba.com“We have to give credit to Christian for grinding it out and he really sacrificed for the glory of our country,” said shooting guard Kiefer Ravena in Filipino Monday at Sunway Putra Hotel here.Standhardinger was only given a few days to settle in the Philippines after playing in Lebanon for the Fiba Asia Cup before he flew to Malaysia just in time for the SEA Games’ opening ceremonies. View comments
Slip Cup New Idea Beer PongLet’s face it – beer pong, for as fantastic a tailgating game as it is, is also a bit unhygienic. Players throw ping-pong balls onto the ground, clean them off with dirty water, and then drink the beer they’ve come in contact with. After you’ve played a while, you get used to it. But apparently, you no longer have to. Five friends from Connecticut have invented the “Slip Cup”, which sits on top of each cup, blocking the balls from hitting the beer. They also don’t interfere with gameplay at all – they’re basically smaller versions of the normal cups you already use. It’s a genius idea. KickstarterThe Slip Cup is trying to raise $70,000 on Kickstarter to get the product into major retailers. So far, they’ve racked up just over $13,000.Here’s the video from the Kickstarter page. Needless to say, this is a game-changer both for tailgating and house parties. Would you buy one?[Patch]
June 19, 2013 Here are photos from the first day of our Juneteenth event this past weekend. It was a day filled with wonderful music, delicious food, and lovely people.At 1:30pm, Billy Mitchell, Ray Carter and Brian Messenger took the stage, delighting the audience with songs from everyone’s favorite jazz artists, ranging from Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Miles Davis and more. Billy Mitchell was on piano and vocals, Ray Carter on electric bass guitar, and Brian Messenger was on the guitar.(Photos by Sue Kirsch, text by Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo)Here they were accompanied by Leslie Daniels on the drums, Julian Davis on the harmonica, and vocals by Mel Bridges.Here is a closer look at Julian Davis’s harmonica serenade, along with Billy Mitchell and Brian Messenger.Around 3pm legendary saxophonist Richie Cole came on stage, playing with Sean Brogan on the upright bass, Rick Jones on the trumpet, and two members of the Groovin’ High Trio, trumpeter Patrick Adams, and his brother, Nicki Adams on the piano.Here’s a closer look at saxophonist Richie Cole, featuerd guest artist of the event.As the afternoon progressed, the music moved to a smaller stage set up in the vaults, where the returning band Six Feet brought a rock ‘n roll vibe to the event. Pictured here are David Maez on the keyboard, Rick Cucuzza on the Chapman Stick and guitar, and David Paez on drums.