By Emma WulfhorstAugust 13 – ON TUESDAY MORNING, August 4, at around 2:30am, the Port Authority Police Department responded to a call of a full-term pregnant woman in labor at the World Trade Center PATH station.“The woman stated she felt the baby coming and the officers prepared the area and aided for a possible birth,” said Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo.One of the officers responding to the scene was Holmdel resident and former Jersey City EMT, Brian McGraw. After evaluating the patient, McGraw had determined the birth was about to occur. A few minutes later, the 6-pound, 14-ounce baby girl, later named Asenat Abdrabo, was born.After EMS arrived, the parents, along with their two-year-old son, were transported to Beekman Downtown Hospital.
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JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 15 October 2013 – Brand South Africa will join Africa Empowered to bring communities on board, to support teenagers to stay in school, through the Global Dignity Play Your Part Schools’ Club Programme. The partnership will be launched on 16 October at the Umtata Christian School in the Eastern Cape to coincide with Global Dignity Day.The programme, which aims to encourage a community-centric approach to the socio-economic, academic and entrepreneurial development of learners, will emphasise South Africa’s commitment to education, which is also articulated in the National Development Plan.As part of the proceedings learners will share their experiences, having been part of this programme. Learners will be encouraged to play their part for the growth and development of our country by staying in school and using all opportunities available to advance their learning and skills development. This will be critical to ensuring that South Africa’s future is assured, by developing the youths’ skills base for a competitive and inclusive economy.This partnership comes in the wake of the 2013 One Young World Summit which brought together 1,500 global youth leaders who deliberated on, amongst others, key issues that impact on their leadership abilities. Critical amongst these is the need for quality education and skills development.Media are invited as follows: Date: Wednesday 16 October 2013Venue: Umtata Christian School898 Errol Spring Ave,MthathaTime: 10h30 – 14h00The day’s events will include an address by Brand South Africa’s Civil Society Manager, Leo Makgamathe, as well as poetry and rap performances by young people who are part of the Global Dignity Play Your Part Schools’ Club Programme.“These young people are inspiring because they are serious about the future they would like to build for themselves and their peers. They have displayed initiative and leadership abilities, which will be key to realising the development goals outlined in the National Development Plan and Vision 2030. After all, today’s youth will make up the workforce of 2030, so their input and involvement is crucial,” said Mr Makgamathe.Note to editorsWhat is the Global Dignity Play Your Part Schools’ Club?The Global Dignity Play Your Part Schools’ Club has created a network of learners who are organised into clubs in their high schools, in various provinces around the country. These learners immerse themselves in projects that aim to instil dignity in themselves and others, while at the same time uplifting their communities. The programme comes at a time when there has been an increase in the number of violent incidences in some of the country’s schools. This initiative aims to restore dignity in the classroom. The programme was launched in various high schools in February 2013. Currently, over 600 learners countrywide are part of the network.This intervention involves various stakeholders, who are brought onboard to ensure that learners obtain the necessary support to excel and focus in their academic and social lives. The top 50 learners per club, who are academically successful and have demonstrated leadership potential, are empowered with skills to help them become change agents in their communities. The initiative speaks to the spirit of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part programme, which aims to mobilise all citizens to play their part, to improve the lives of others.Global Dignity DayAs part of the Global Dignity Play Your Part Schools’ Club programme, Global Dignity Day is observed annually on 17 October, and seeks to rope in World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, role models and thousands of volunteers to celebrate Dignity Days. On these days, the young Global Leaders speak to and encourage youth in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The aim is to instil a new, positive, inclusive and interconnected sense of value in young people that will guide them as they grow up.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected]
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Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The videos are limited to 15 seconds—a bit longer than Vine’s six-second limit. And crucially, there’s an ability to very simply edit videos as you take them. With Vine’s current app, you have to start over from the beginning.Instagram’s known for its photo filters—and there are entirely new filters for video included. Users can also pick a cover frame for the video from any still image captured.“This is the same Instagram we know and love, but it moves,” says Systrom.Instagram video will be available for both Android smartphones and iPhones today, Systrom said. It will also include an autostabilization feature Instagram calls Cinema.Setting The Stage For Video AdsInterestingly, the 15-second limit is longer than some reports had it. (Rumors suggested Instagram videos might vary from 5 to 10 seconds in length.)But it is long enough for short-form video advertisements. Ad Age recently reported that Facebook, Instagram’s owner, might delay the launch of video ads until the fall.That delay might disappoint eager advertisers. But it will allow time for Instagram users to flood Facebook with short videos.By that time, users will be far more accustomed to seeing videos in their news feeds. And marketers will likely experiment with Instagram to create promotional clips that fit into this new stream of videos seamlessly. When Facebook starts offering video ads, one way it might sell them is to let marketers pay to promote Instagram videos on Facebook—a far less obtrusive way of bringing video ads to the social network.Photo by Owen Thomas for ReadWrite owen thomas Related Posts As we pulled into Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, the company’s sign echoed an invitation sent to journalists: “A small team is working on something big.”What is that something?“I’d like to introduce video on Instagram,” Instagram founder Kevin Systrom announced Thursday morning. Instagram: More Than Photos“Instagram is a way to stay connected,” said Systrom, now nearly a year into his employment at Facebook after its $1 billion acquisition of the photo-sharing startup last year. Systrom defined Instagram as a place for “visual imagery,” “moments,” a “place for love”—”no single thing, but a collection of ideas and inspiration.”Notably, he didn’t say Instagram was about photos. Instagram has a lot of photos, mind you: 16 billion of them, Systrom announced, taken by 130 million users.“We’ve taken photos and made them beautiful,” said Systrom. “What do we work on next?”That, it turns out, was video. Systrom said he and his cofounder, Mike Krieger, had considered video years ago, but didn’t feel like they could deliver the “speed, simplicity, and beauty” they could achieve with photos.A small startup, Vine, acquired by Twitter, launched a video-sharing app that suggested one could do exactly that. Many observers have noted this, and it’s widely thought Instagram’s move is a competitive response to Twitter’s launch of Vine.What’s Different About Instagram For Video See also: Sources And Sinks: The Epic Battle To Control How Content Flows On The Web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#Instagram#Sources And Sinks#twitter#video#Vine A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu stoked a controversy on Tuesday, alleging that it was Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and party general secretary in-charge for Punjab Asha Kumari who ensured that she was denied the Lok Sabha ticket from Amritsar.“Captain Sahib and Asha Kumari think Madam Sidhu does not deserve an MP ticket. I was denied the ticket from Amritsar on the grounds that I could not win in the aftermath of the Dussehra train tragedy in Amritsar last year,” she told reporters in Amritsar. Ms. Kaur, wife of Navjot Singh Sidhu, said the Chief Minister thought that he was alone capable of leading the party to victory in all the 13 seats of the State.“Amarinder Singh is our junior captain. Rahul Gandhi is our senior captain. Our junior captain has said he would win all 13 seats by himself,” she said, indicating that she might not campaign for the party in the State.On campaigning“Captain Sahib will do the campaigning. Asha Kumari is also a star campaigner. Sidhu Sahib will go wherever Rahul asks him to go,” Ms. Sidhu added. Earlier, Ms. Sidhu had staked claim to the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat but the party chose former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal over her as he has been a four-time MP from the constituency. In Amritsar, the Congress has pitted sitting MP Gurjit Singh Aujla against the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party nominee Hardeep Singh Puri. The Amritsar constituency was represented by Navjot Singh Sidhu as a BJP leader on three occasions. Punjab’s 13 LS seats go to the polls on May 19.
NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Reyland Capellan (left) and Kaitlin de Guzman (right) celebrate with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and chief of mission Cynthia Carrion after winning two gold medals in the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — With two golds in the bag, gymnastics chief Cynthia Carrion said the Philippines can still expect two to three more triumphs in the next few days.Carrion, who is also the chief of mission, said she is looking at a few more wins in individual and team events in the sport being held at MITEC Hall 9.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medalCapellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.“I hope the other sports follow suit,” said Carrion who is also counting on team events.RELATED VIDEOGymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side READ: Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA GamesGymnastics has 20 golds at stake in both rhythmic and artistic disciplines, which can turn in a gold mine that Team Philippines needs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIncidentally, it was Carrion, in her capacity as chief delegate, who forecasted a 50-gold turnout for the PH contingent.Gold medalists Reyland Capellan in men’s artistic floor exercise and Kaitlin de Guzman in uneven bars kept the country’s campaign afloat Tuesday morning. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
KAZAN, RUSSIA – JUNE 28: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Portugal and Chile at Kazan Arena on June 28, 2017 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)AdvertisementThe reigning European Champions, Portugal take on former World champions, Spain in this mouth watering clash for european supremacy. Spain’s shocking decision to fire Julen Lopetegui, their manager just days before the world cup have raised eyebrows in the entire footballing fraternity. He was replaced by former Spanish defender Fernando Hierro.With Ronaldo in the form of his life, he will look to fire Portugal past Spain where he will face several of his Real Madrid teammates. Sergio Ramos and Nacho will have to contain Ronaldo if Spain has to begin with a winning start. The two European powerhouses have met 35 times with Spain winning the contest 16 times to Portugal’s mere 6 wins.The match is scheduled to start at 11:30pm IST and will be broadcast on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN.The lineups are :Meanwhile, in Sochi…The teams for #PORESP have been confirmed 👀 pic.twitter.com/1PdWyonEQ9— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018 Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018 : Egypt vs Uruguay ReviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 2 Advertisement
By BEN HARRISNew South Wales led only once in the first game of the women’s open and it was at the time when it counted the most.The women in blue got some revenge from their 2012 series defeat when they defeated Queensland 6-5 at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday night.The two sides were never far away from each other, in fact you would have thought they were identical in many aspects.Only a touchdown separated the pair throughout the entire match.Queensland had a chance to send the match into drop-off when New South Wales player Kristen Boss found herself forced-subbed, and with a one woman advantage for the final 10 seconds, Queensland could not score the much-needed touchdown.It was a thrilling end to an entertaining match.It took seven minutes for the first touchdown to be scored, which came courtesy of Savannah Pratten for Queensland.New South Wales captain Louise Winchester showed her experience when she darted through a gap to even the scores a short time later.Queensland took a 2-1 lead into half-time when Kate McCarthy scored.While it was tight in the first half, both teams broke free of their shackles in the second half as they went touchdown for touchdown.Four touchdowns had been scored in as many minutes.Another two touchdowns for both teams and Queensland held a 5-4 lead with 10 minutes to go.Both teams were good in attack but even better in defence as any touchdown-scoring opportunity was foiled by some desperate touches on the line.But two long balls by New South Wales led to touchdowns.The first was thrown by Danielle Davis to Samantha Rodgers.The second was a superb right-to-left pass by Jessica McCall to Elisabeth Hewitt, which put New South Wales into the lead for the first time.It proved to be decisive as New South Wales held on for the win.NEW SOUTH WALES 6 (Samantha Rodgers 2, Louise Winchester 2, Yasmin Meakes, Elisabeth Hewitt touchdowns) def QUEENSLAND 5 (Savannah Pratten, Brooke Walker, Shenae Ciesiolka, Kim Sue See, Kate McCarthy touchdowns). HT: QLD 2-1; NSW lead division 1-0.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO Women’s open
Once again, Alabama dominated National Signing Day. The Crimson Tide reeled in a number of blue chip players on Wednesday, leading to a massive jump in the rankings. Three separate recruiting websites named Alabama it’s recruiting national champion, making it the sixth year in a row that the Crimson Tide has secured that honor.Three five-stars and an astounding 14 four-star players are included in Alabama’s top-ranked class. Here is the full list, via 247Sports.‘Bama introduced its new signees and early enrollees on Twitter Wednesday.Before we get started with today’s signees, here is a look at our early enrollees. #BamaNSD16 pic.twitter.com/UwxItua879— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Before we get started with today’s signees, here is a look at our early enrollees. #BamaNSD16 pic.twitter.com/c58Ct3ioh9— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s ninth signee of the 2016 class is OL Scott Lashley. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/w9Tf0JAfms— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 10th signee of the 2016 class is DL Raekwon Davis. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/HJeLhlvBOa— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 11th signee of the 2016 class is DB Nigel Knott. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/vl2kVeq39y— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 12th signee of the 2016 class is DL Quinnen Williams. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/5IoYtK6NVL— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 13th signee of the 2016 class is DB Shyheim Carter. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/GrgmATNE0e— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 14th signee of the 2016 class is WR Trevon Diggs. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/JQiGar1Ovx— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 15th signee of the 2016 class is DB Jared Mayden. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/yM634kgnEI— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 16th signee of the 2016 class is OL Deonte Brown. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/ixsbFhSCzL— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 17th signee of the 2016 class is LB Ben Davis. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/8bavb9skSA— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 18th signee of the 2016 class is RB Joshua Jacobs. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/jeJ5ETmcrc— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 19th signee of the 2016 class is DB Aaron Robinson. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/8DsyBPEN95— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 20th signee of the 2016 class is RB B.J. Emmons #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/uePuAKNGvO— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 21st signee of the 2016 class is DL Kendell Jones #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/4xxXyS9j0Y— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 22nd signee of the 2016 class is LB Mack Wilson. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/QWqdX3d679— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 23rd signee of the 2016 class is LB Terrell Hall. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/z36bEqcLu3— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 24th signee of the 2016 class is DL Jamar King. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/5DfQ9eAt1O— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 25th signee of the 2016 class is TE Irvin Smith Jr. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/g9CMFGeLBt— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama opens its season against USC in Arlington on September 3.