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first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday issued Executive Order No. 75 suspending certain sections of the Liberia Revenue Code of 2000 As Amended, to address the difficulties in the collection of government revenues occasioned by the gross under declaration of income tax by the taxpaying community.According to an Executive Mansion release, in the exercise of Executive Power vested in the President by the Constitution, the President extended Executive Order No. 69 in the public interest to meet emergencies and or correct particular situations, which cannot await lengthy legislative processes.Therefore, in its drive to continue sustaining revenue collection, the government has issued Executive Order No. 75, which suspends sections 904 (a) “Advance Payment Requirement” and 904 (b) “Quarterly Payment” of the Liberia Revenue Code of 2000 As Amended, relating to the payment of Advance Income Tax on the basis of 100 percent of income tax liability of the current tax period. Advance payments are to be made quarterly as determined under section 904 (a) (3).The new Executive Order also imposes an advance income tax of two percent of the gross turnover/receipt for persons that are required to file income tax return. This payment, the release said, shall be calculated on a quarterly basis and remitted into the General Revenue Account. The 2 percent advance income tax is creditable against the regular income tax (i.e. the 25 percent income tax) due in that year to the extent that the regular tax exceeds the 2 percent advance tax. Any excess payment of the advance income tax over the regular tax or total income tax liability for a given tax period shall be subject to Section 72 and Section 14 (b) of the Revenue Code.The government also declares that the income tax filer is authorized to deduct from the advance income tax for each quarter all income taxes withheld and paid on its behalf and remit the balance into the General Revenue Account. These should be clearly reflected on the return with the necessary evidential documents attached.Executive Order No. 75, signed by President Sirleaf on January 8, takes effect immediately.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe final score was 11-1 for the Peace River Navigators.  The lone goal from the Junior Canucks came from Evan Weaver at the 8:41 mark of the first period.  That goal tied the game at one, but then it was all down hill from there for the Canucks.Peace River scored four in the second and five more in the third.  On Friday night the Canucks also lost a big one, losing 10-0 to Grande Prairie.The next game for the Canucks will be on Friday in Fort St. John against the Huskies.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shakes hands with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (2nd L)MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 29-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes he can emulate Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by coaching into his late 60s.Mourinho will face his old rival Wenger for the last time in an Arsenal match when the Gunners visit Old Trafford on Sunday. “To stay a manager, to have four or five years to try to get a trophy and to improve the team, I don’t think you allow that any more.”But the Portuguese reckons he can stay at United longer than his other clubs after confessing his days of itchy feet are over.“I think so. At other clubs, I was already thinking ‘what next?’” he admitted.“I had things I really wanted to do – I had to go to Italy, I had to go to Spain.“At this moment, there isn’t anything around the corner and I don’t want to do anything different to what I am doing now.”Mourinho has won trophies since his time at Porto, but he is convinced he is a better manager now than ever.– More mature –“Yes, until the point you lose your motivation, you keep improving,” he added.“So yes, in every way. My passion for the job is the same and my sense of responsibility and emotional control (is better). I am much more mature too.“At every level – training, matches, relationships with players – it feels like everything is deja vu.“It is very rare now there is something in my professional life that I am surprised with or I don’t know how to react to. So, the more experience, the better you are.”Mourinho points to the example of Jupp Heynckes to back up his theory.At 72, Heynckes returned to manage Bayern Munich last October for a third spell in charge after being retired for four years following 32 years in management.“You have the example now of Mr Heynckes. He was retired, playing with his grandchildren, and suddenly he comes back and he is even better than before,” said Mourinho.As for Wenger, Mourinho has had many confrontations with the Frenchman but admitted his rival’s “Invincibles” team from 2003-04, who were undefeated as they romped to the Premier League title, made him a better coach.“I am going to remember him as a big opponent, as the manager of the Invincibles – the Invincibles I met when I arrived in the country in 2004, the Invincibles that made me a better coach. That is the way I would remember him,” he added.Mourinho is also convinced Wenger will continue in management.“I don’t think he will end his career. Until I have different information, he is only going to end his career as Arsenal manager,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Mourinho’s longest managerial stint at any club was his first spell at Chelsea, which lasted for three years and three months.He spent three years at Real Madrid and two years each at Porto, Inter Milan and in a second spell at Stamford Bridge.Wenger is 68 and will step down at the end of the season after almost 22 years with the Gunners.Asked if he could emulate the Frenchman’s longevity, Mourinho said: “For sure. I will have to change clubs because you (media) don’t allow me to stay here!“I would see myself doing it but the new concept of media, social media, the pundit industry, the way people can express and influence the opinion, it is too much pressure – not just for the manager – but also for the club.“It is impossible for someone to resist for a long time, especially without any kind of success.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been asked to stay on at the club despite suffering a heart attack in training © AFP / Miguel RIOPALISBON, Portugal, May 16 – FC Porto want to keep goalkeeper Iker Casillas on staff despite the Spanish veteran suffering a heart attack in training.“Casillas still has a year left on his contract and we want him to remain part of FC Porto’s structure, and not only for one year,” club president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa told Thursday’s sports daily O Jogo. “Casillas is one of us and he will always have a place at FC Porto.”The former Real Madrid and Spain star, who will celebrate his 38th birthday on Monday, was taken to hosital and had surgery on May 1 after collapsing during training.He left hospital after five days and said he was “lucky” to be alive but had no immediate plans for the future.“The important thing is to be here… I don’t know what the future may bring,” he said.Casillas has 167 Spain caps, winning the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships, and also played more than 700 games for Real Madrid.He joined FC Porto in 2015 and recently extended his contract to 2020 with the option of an additional 12 months.He said Porto had told him they wanted to keep him until he turned 40.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgA mixed Martial Arts fighter who drove without insurance has been fined, a court heard. Darragh Kelly, of Cornstone, Bath Terrace Lane, Moville, appeared before Carndonagh District Court charged with no insurance on May last year, in Letterkenny. His defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said: “He tells me he trains all the time and is looking for a career in MMA.”The court heard 20-year-old Kelly has no previous convictions was insured on his mother’s car.Judge Kelly fined him €250 with two months to pay. On production of his driving licence to court, he said he wouldn’t disqualify him on this occasion.Mixed martial arts fighter drove without insurance was last modified: April 25th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Creameries has reported a big drop in profits for the first half of this year.The company says the drop is due to tough conditions in the dairy market, lower mushroom profits and adverse foreign exchange movements.The company reported a pre-tax profit of €862,000, down from just over €4m a year earlier. Revenue, however, rose 13.5% to €68.7m. An unchanged interim dividend of 7% will be paid.The company said turnover at its dairy division rose by more than 12% to €31.6m, but there was a loss of almost €1m due to a time lag in passing on increased wholesale prices.Donegal Creameries said, however, that dairy volumes were growing, and it expected a return to more ‘normal’ levels of profit in 2012.The company received €1.3m in its share of profits from Monaghan Middlebrook Mushrooms, down €1m from a year earlier, but said it saw this fall as temporary. Finance costs of €1m also affected profits. These were due to increased borrowing costs and currency movements.Agri-inputs profits almost doubled to €1.1m, on 12% higher turnover of €24.5m. Produce profits also doubled to almost €600,000, with turnover up 21.6% to €12.1m.For the rest of the year, Donegal Creameries said it expected to make progress on recovering increased dairy costs, and expected a good performance from the agri-inputs and produce businesses.Earlier this week Donegaldaily.com revealed how Connacht Gold was considering buying a major share of the Donegal Creameries operation.Donegal Creameries has refused to comment on these reports. EndsDONEGAL CREAMERIES REPORT LARGE DROP IN PROFITS BUT REFUSE TO COMMENT ON CONNACHT GOLD TAKEOVER REPORTS was last modified: September 1st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Connaught GoldDOnegal CReameries profitslast_img read more

first_img 49ers on Wednesday: Where have all the defensive interceptions gone? “That’s usually where quarterbacks earn their money,” coach Kyle Shanahan said of third-down prowess. “… He was on tonight throwing and got to the right spots. When it wasn’t there, he made plays with his legs.”It also effectively served notice to skeptics who questioned Garoppolo’s worth on a team that’s largely won via its rushing attack and dominant defense. Garoppolo shrugged off such talk, that it’s merely “just people” outside the locker room doubting him.Garoppolo’s career-best game unfolded only after tight end George Kittle injured his knee on their first play, and only after the Cardinals (3-5-1) took a 7-0 lead on their opening possession. Once Garoppolo’s fourth touchdown pass found Dante Pettis, it seemed safe to celebrate, which Pettis did with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance move.A THRILLER from @JimmyG_10 to @dmainy_13 👀#GoNiners pic.twitter.com/4U9W2zMHIV— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 1, 2019 How much Jimmy G-to-Kittle is too much Jimmy G-to-Kittle? With a little health and stability, Jimmie Ward finally showing 49ers, NFL what he can do Hall of Fame QB who once tormented 49ers now sees them as the NFC’s top playoff seed FIRST LOOK: Hip-hop icon E-40 teams with 49ers on new music video GLENDALE, Ariz. — Yep, the 49ers are undefeated halfway through the season, and Jimmy Garoppolo reminded everyone Thursday night he can be a sensational reason why.Garoppolo’s career-high four touchdown passes were just enough to lift the 49ers to a 28-25 win over the Arizona Cardinals.His knack for converting third-down plays, meanwhile, truly saved them in a spooky fourth quarter on Halloween night. That lifted the Cardinals’ spell on the 49ers, who lost their past eight meetings and last won in Arizona in 2013.The 49ers (8-0) converted 11-of-17 third-down plays, and Garoppolo’s ability to move the chains with third-down completions to Emmanuel Sanders and Ross Dwelley killed the final minutes. Although Kittle overcame his knee’s apparent hyperextension, the 49ers lost starting linebacker Kwon Alexander to a pectoral injury in the fourth quarter. Alexander will undergo an MRI exam Friday.Now 5-0 on the road this season, the 49ers next play at home against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, Nov. 11.Here are the highs and lows — or tricks and treats, in the spirit of Halloween — of the Niners’ win.STUDS QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO: Touchdown passes three consecutive drives put the 49ers ahead 21-7 at halftime. Touchdown pass No. 4 came after he went through his progression, saw Pettis beat Patrick Peterson and threw to the back, right of the end zone. On the scoring strike to Kittle, Garoppolo also looked off the defense, then found Kittle open across the middle. Touchdowns Nos. 2 and 3 were to Kendrick Bourne (7 yards) and Emmanul Sanders (fourth-and-goal from the 1).“He makes some pretty gutsy throws out there, doesn’t he? Goodness gracious,” Kittle said.Garoppolo’s best pass: a 22-yard completion right into Sanders’ hands, before Sanders could barely look for the ball that moved them to Arizona’s 24-yard line in the third quarter. Garoppolo’s most clutch passes: third-down completions on the game-ending drive, capped by an 11-yarder to Ross Dwelley on third-and-9. Garoppolo was playing in Arizona for the first time since his starting debut in the New England Patriots 2016 season opener, which he won in comeback fashion.Garoppolo called this win “really fun” and had a “great time out there.” But he wouldn’t go so far to say it was was best football game ever. Instead, he downplayed it as: “Same as every other game. It wasn’t anything different for me out there. Just more opportunities, different opportunities and guys were making plays with the ball in their hands.”TE GEORGE KITTLE: He overcame a first-play leg injury, and just before the first quarter ended, he scored the game-tying touchdown on a 30-yard catch-and-run. That score came on third-and-3; Garoppolo was 15-of-15 this season when targeting Kittle on third down until the second series, when a third-and-2 pass was broken up by safety Budda Baker. He finished with six catches for 73 yards, as knee and an ankle injury kept him out of the closing minutes.George Kittle: UNSTOPPABLE 😱 @gkittle46 | #GoNiners📺: #SFvsAZ on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/RL3TnEyqMz— NFL (@NFL) November 1, 2019“I’m great, babe. Always,” Kittle said. “In football, stuff happens and you decide to go back out there or you don’t. I tried to give my team everything I could, and in the fourth quarter, I couldn’t go anymore, and I’m happy to have a guy like Ross Dwelley step up. I can’t say enough about Ross and the plays he made. I’m so happy for him.“Once something happens, you try to push through as much as you can. But if it comes to the point I feel I’m a liability for the and I’m not the best man for the job, I talked to my coach about it, and we made a decision. I definitely thought Dwelley was definitely more mobile than I was in the fourth quarter.”Kittle’s 30-yard touchdown catch was impressive in that not only did he beat Baker off the line but he fended him off again at the 9 en route to the end zone. “He made a couple good plays and I just had to remind him I was going to be here all night,” Kittle said.WR EMMANUEL SANDERS: In his encore, Sanders caught more passes (seven) than any other 49ers wide receiver had in a game this season caught. He finished with 112 yards, and he had a 1-yard, fourth-and-goal touchdown catch to close the first half for the 21-7 lead. He also drew a pass-interference penalty that brought the 49ers to the 5-yard line just before halftime. Meanwhile, Marquise Goodwin is a healthy scratch with the 49ers instead opting to play Sanders and four other wide receivers.Jimmy Garoppolo is building tremendous chemistry with Emmanuel Sanders! #49ers pic.twitter.com/MwXwOV1B82— ourSF49ers (@OSf49ers) November 1, 2019Related Articles TE ROSS DWELLEY: Filling in for Kittle, he didn’t just make a heroic catch on the final third-down conversion to kill the clock but it’s what he did after the catch: gain a couple extra yards so his 11-yard reception would succeed on third-and-9.Shanahan said: “Dwelley’s been huge for us this last month. We were messing with Dwelley all week, saying the No. 1 goal in this game was to win but the No. 2 goal was to improve Dwelley’s yards per catch average, because I think he was at 0 or 1, and to do that on the last play was pretty cool. I know the guys were pumped up.”“He’s kind of like ‘Baby George,’ ” guard Mike Person said. “He got the (yards) he needed today.”Dwelley’s reaction to the nickname: “Who said that? That’s a freakin’ heck of a compliment. I’m fine with that.”RB MATT BREIDA: Sore ankle? Of course he’d overcome it like he did so often last season, but, wow, Breida looked as quick as ever on a 31-yard run in the second quarter. He had 65 yards on six carries at halftime, then finished with 78 yards on 15 total carries.PUNT COVERAGE: Tarvarius Moore and Raheem Mostert combined to tackle Cardinals punt returner Pharoh Cooper for a 1-yard loss at the Arizona 9. The Cardinals totaled 17 yards on three punt returns.DUDSHEALTH SCARES: Alexander’s fourth-quarter departure with a chest injury is most concerning. That Kittle leg injury was a frightening way to start, but he returned to action the following series. Defensive tackle Arik Armstead missed time in the first quarter as he felt he had something stuck in his throat.CB EMMANUEL MOSELEY: His roughest start saw him allow his man, Andy Isabella, go for an 88-yard touchdown in the closing minutes, and the Cardinals’ ensuing two-point conversion pulled them within 28-25.Showing off that 4.31 speed 🚨@AndyIsabella5 goes 88 YARDS for the @AZCardinals TOUCHDOWN! #RedSea @K1📺: #SFvsAZ on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/KTDSF1Q9qr— NFL (@NFL) November 1, 2019OPENING DEFENSE: Opponents came out running at the 49ers once again, and Kenyan Drake busted past D.J. Jones and Fred Warner on the opening snap for a 36-yard gain. The 49ers also struggled in opening drives in their previous two road games, at Los Angeles (touchdown run) and Washington (missed field goal). Three-and-outs were forced in the 49ers’ first two games at Tampa Bay and Cincinnati. Drake’s touchdown run came on a sprint to the right pylon.WARNER’S HANDS: The 49ers linebacker, after letting Drake slip past him on the opening snap, dropped a potential interception later in the half. It would have been his first career interception in 24 games.Robert Saleh and Fred Warner played Murray perfectly… except for the important part. pic.twitter.com/mQJ2BIKuFY— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dieter) November 1, 2019DEEBO SAMUEL’S HANDS: The 49ers’ rookie dropped a potential, 13-yard touchdown pass after getting wide open in the end zone just before halftime. He did, however, show grit later and finished with four total catches for 40 yards.THIRD-DOWN PENALTY: Dee Ford kept alive the Cardinals’ opening drive with an illegal, horse-collar tackle of Kyler Murray. Ford rallied, however, and had one of the 49ers’ three sacks on Murray; Dre Greenlaw and DeForest Buckner had the others.CARDS QB KYLER MURRAY: Sure, he can be elusive, but his favorite target was to sail a pass well out of bounds as the 49ers applied pressure. Murray was 17-of-24 for 241 yards, with 88 coming on that touchdown to Isabella. Murray had five carries for 34 yards and got sacked three times but escaped others. “He’s like a little squirrel back there, running everywhere,” DeForsest Buckner said.Murray was the No. 1 overall draft pick — taken one spot ahead of the 49ers’ Nick Bosa, who had an uncharacteristically quiet night (one tackle).SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times.last_img read more

first_imgFour female entrepreneurs shared their journeys at the Lionesses of Africa’s monthly event on Thursday 25 May 2017. As business owners, they shared lessons they learned.Fatuma Abdullah is the founder of the black doll, Akiki. Abdullah also self-published children’s books, Akiki’s Stories, where the main character is modelled after her daughter. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanThere are mentors you do not have to pay, advised Suzana Moreira, founder of moWoza, to attendees at a Lionesses of Africa event on Thursday 25 May 2017.The Lionesses of Africa Lean In Breakfast was held at the Standard Bank Incubator in Rosebank, Johannesburg, at which Moreira was a speaker.Moreira said she got mentors through networks she associates herself with. “For example there are tons of virtual networks out there. [I also got mentors through] academics and accelerator meet-ups.“Entering competitions to pitch your business is important. Sometimes, someone might call you and be interested in your business. If they don’t give you money, you can ask for mentorship.”She said the ladies she met through accelerator programmes are mentors too. “We hold each other accountable.”Suzana Moreira says her role model as a child was her aunt, a businesswoman. “She and her husband, who is blind, had a successful business in Europe.“I learned your circumstances don’t set what you want to become.”MoWoza, based in Maputo in Mozambique, provides informal cross-border traders in Southern Africa with a mobile information service on pricing and access to goods.Originally from South Africa, Moreira moved to Mozambique three years ago to launch a mobile commerce platform, moWoza.Other lessons Moreira learned in her entrepreneurship journey includes:• Entrepreneurship happens in practice.• When you’re getting a developer, know what you’re getting yourself into. Have a contract in place, she advises. Her first developer told everyone about what they were planning to do. Another developer disappeared.• An investor in Europe is different to one in America. “We got overvalued,” said Moreira.• You need the right mindset. You’re not going to have a nine to five job.• You need to be super brave to be an entrepreneur.Lionesses building new generation of businesswomenMelanie Hawken, founder of Lionesses of Africa, said on its YouTube Channel the initiative is about sharing, connecting and inspiring. “It’s about creating a community of like-minded women entrepreneurs from across the African continent who can get together, share ideas, share inspiration, and ultimately build a powerful new generation of women entrepreneurs in Africa.”Melanie Hawken:“Make a conscious decision and support another women entrepreneur” #LionessLeanIn pic.twitter.com/FsUkDqudsy— Community Centre JHB (@ComCentreJHB) May 25, 2017She added that the aim is to create a new economic future for the continent.Once a month, Lionesses of Africa hosts a Lean In Breakfast event for women entrepreneurs to come together. It’s an opportunity for them to share entrepreneurial stories and network.On Thursday, 26 women entrepreneurs, who took part in the first Lionesses of Africa accelerator programme, were introduced to the audience. They graduated in April 2017.The accelerator programme, in partnership with Liberty and Standard Bank, focuses on business development and access to resources.Congratulations to the first graduates of @lionessesA #SBIncubator business acceleration programme ?? pic.twitter.com/b9y5o3D5up— Clare Appleyard (@KatannutaGems) May 25, 2017‘Being an entrepreneur allows me to make a difference’Edith Venter of Edith Unlimited says that as an entrepreneur she learned you have to let your employees go, because some of them might want to expand or grow elsewhere. “Remember, you helped to make them a better person.”Edith Venter of Edith Unlimited told the audience that she had been in corporate for a very long time – before she started her own events management business. She described her entrepreneurial journey as amazing.The mother of two boys said when she started her own business because she wanted to do something for herself. “I wanted to do something that will make a difference.”The lessons Venter learned in business are:• Networking and trading business cards is very important.• Never say you cannot do anything. “You say yes and you go figure it out. You can also find someone to help you,” she said.• As someone in the events management business, you have to realise that you are holding a client’s dignity in your hands.• Have your contract checked out.• Be mindful when going into partnerships. “There are promises made but not all with the right heart. In business look deeper than that,” she advised.• Don’t over promise, but over deliver. “I always try to keep things simple because it works.”• Don’t be greedy.Conscious parentingAbdullah shared how she started making dolls and writing children’s books. She said her daughter was two years old when she started looking for a doll for her. Abdullah wanted to find something that looked like her daughter.“I kept saying ‘I can’t find a doll for my daughter’. Then my colleague said ‘Why don’t you create one?’ But at the time I don’t think I was in the right frame of mind [to do that].”Three years later, when her contract at a former job ended, she started working on creating the Akiki doll. “I didn’t want her to have a size 0 doll. I created a doll with a childlike figure.”Her daughter was surprised when she got the doll and said: “She looks like us”.#LIONESSLEANIN Our 3rd speaker is Fatuma Abdullah, founder of Akiki Dolls – building positive self-image in our children #SBIncubator pic.twitter.com/cGq2U6TikH— Lionesses of Africa (@lionessesA) May 25, 2017Later, because of conscious parenting, Abdullah decided that she will create books for her two children that have characters who look like them. Even though she had never written children’s books, she went for it. Abdullah said most of the books are about values and things they can relate to.“I can’t write about a Gogo fetching [water] at the river. I know the question on my children’s mind would be ‘why doesn’t she just open a tap?’”One of the stories of Akiki is when she got lost in a mall. “I always tell my children to look for a person in a uniform if they ever get lost in a mall. You must know mommy’s name, not just as ‘Mommy’ but my full names and my number.”The lessons Abdullah learned is:• Do your research if you walk into an industry you know nothing about.• Use social media as an entrepreneur. “I was not a social media person. Someone said we need to know you exist,” she explained.• When you are trying to find a route and it doesn’t work, find another route.• You have to keep moving.• Never take anything personal in business and don’t make assumptions.Watch an episode of the Lionesses of Africa’s television magazine show:The audience shared what Anna Shilina, author of the ‘The Business Tango’ book, said in her talk:Anna Shilina, author of the Business Tango stresses relentless resilience, asking difficult questions and being courageous. #LionessLeanIn pic.twitter.com/fb9tqR5Bhw— gemboreeshop (@gemboreeshop) May 25, 2017“Don’t for inspiration. I followed my frustration ?” – @annashilina @lionessesA #lionessleanin #SBINCUBATOR— Clare Appleyard (@KatannutaGems) May 25, 2017“Entreneurship is a lot about moving from one level of incompetence to the next, always learning” – @annashilina #Lionessleanin— Clare Appleyard (@KatannutaGems) May 25, 2017A good character of entrepreneurs is that they are relentlessly resourceful #lionessleanin @annashilina— LDR Consulting (@ldrconsultingsa) May 25, 2017Sources: Lionesses of Africa, Radio 702, Standard Bank and Lionesses of Africa, YouTube Channel.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

first_imgIn Beaverton, Oregon, cache owner jewilk1 and his son OmNom! create fun hides by using a 3D printer, puzzle logic, and googly eyes. You may recognize the name from this week’s Geocache of the Week. They are examples of creative freedom in the geocaching world because they make both a simple cache and a puzzling cache memorable. After 7 years of caching, 60 hides, and 6,700 finds, jewilk1 continues to add a unique touch or a new level of deception into their cache creations. Some of their puzzle caches have knobs, codes, and keywords to search for on the back of books that help make their hides so interesting. Often jewilk1 caches with his son OmNom! and his wife. Aside from the technical side of cache hiding, they enjoy the social aspect of the game and how it brings their family together. In their own words:   The hobby has led us to places we would never have experienced, such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution or the view of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. Likewise, it is hard not to smile after a fellow geocacher relates a positive story about finding a geocache which you designed and introduced to the game. These smiles have inspired us to continue to create unique cache designs and become a better designers.We wanted to know more about their creative process, what got them interested in geocaching, and what makes for a quality hide so we interviewed jewilk1 to get the inside scoop.Geocaching HQ: What’s your background outside of geocaching?Jewilk1: I’ve spent most of my time outside of geocaching trying to get my son to do his homework. I started work in Beaverton, Oregon, as a ceramics engineer but later transitioned into winemaking.Geocaching HQ: How and when did you hear about geocaching?Jewilk1: I first learned about geocaching from a coworker. He had gone hiking with a friend from Germany who was active in the hobby. He showed me a small glass trinket that he found in one of the caches near Bend, Oregon. I thought the idea of a global treasure hunt was interesting, so I did a little research online and discovered the website. From that point, I grabbed my son and starting searching for some of the local geocaches in the Beaverton area.Geocaching HQ: Which cache got you hooked?Jewilk1: One local cache, GC2T7YA, 108.5, really impressed us with its camouflage. This cache was one of the first caches that really mimicked its surrounding. Plus, it has plenty of room for swag and travel bugs. Being big travel bug fans, this cache is where we left our own first traveler.Geocaching HQ: What is the story behind your username?Jewilk1: Ha! I can proudly say my username has no story. I signed up prior to understanding that there was an entire caching community and that the username would become some sort of identity.  The name is simply based on my wife’s and my initials. Although I don’t have people calling me some cool moniker like “GloryDog.” I do get enjoyment observing other geocachers try to pronounce the unpronounceable jewilk1. My son’s username originates from a popular gaming app.Geocaching HQ: What is your favorite cache(s) you’ve found?Jewilk1: Humpty Stumpty (GC7PWZN) is a great example of perfect camouflage and the use of red herrings. Bee Mine (GC4KW3F) is a nice example of starting with an idea and maintaining the concept from cache page to container.Geocaching HQ: For you, what makes a quality cache?Jewilk1: To me, a quality cache should have at least one of the following components: a special or unique location, a very creative hide, or a fun story. The best caches weave all three components together.Geocaching HQ: What’s the best approach to creating a geocache?Jewilk1: Create geocaches like you would write a story. Use the cache description to introduce geocachers to the story. Identify a location or puzzle that can be used to build a plot. Finally, provide an interesting geocache as a resolution to the story.  Geocaching HQ: If someone reading this was looking for inspiration, what words of advice would you give them?Jewilk1: Look for inspiration outside of geocaching. Everyone has a unique knowledge base and personal story. Find a subject you are familiar with and insert that knowledge into geocaching. Whether it involves a puzzle or some type of container, an individual’s unique knowledge base will bring something new and unexpected to the game.Geocaching HQ: You have a number of complicated and intricate caches. Do you find it difficult to provide maintenance on them?Jewilk1: Since most of our caches are designed and built using a 3D printer, we are able to recreate caches relatively quickly. However, we usually spend some time trying to learn why a cache may have not operated correctly or gone missing. Our goal is to replace a cache with an improved version of the original hide.Geocaching HQ: Have you ever had an idea that you thought was impossible?Jewilk1: No. We only have ideas that we don’t know how to implement… yet. Geocaching HQ: Do you have a favorite hide of your own active caches?Jewilk1: We like the idea of caches having a tactile component. So many of our hides involve operating a gadget in order to retrieve a log. One of our favorites is @#!? This: The Field (GC6HV7X). The cache is part of a series of puzzle boxes and gadget caches we have created for my son’s account.  The cache contains only a lock, small log, and a screen. Figure out how to work the screen and the combination to the lock will appear.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedHunter’s Deceit — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 30, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”How to have a ball when creating a geocache: Interview with cache owner Bouncebounce!April 23, 2019In “News”Arcade claw machines, mirrored illusions, and mazes: Interview with cache owner mrradachNovember 23, 2018In “Interview”last_img read more

first_imgKnee, ankle, elbow pads, and bracesJoint pads and braces are invaluable in many situations, both palliative and preventative. Bring some for yourself, and keep an eye out for any member of the crew that could use them. Power banks and rechargeable batteriesHaving backup power options is a must on set. I recommend multiple high-capacity battery banks (10,000 mAh or greater) as well as a set of rechargeable AAs and AAAs. Folding table and chairsHaving your own will keep you from monopolizing others’. This is especially important if you have a role that will require you to be relatively stationary.Image via Mike_shots.Permanent markersBring an assortment of colors and weights to mark your equipment, water bottles, and so on. Pocket knifeone of the most essential tools for any member of the crew, pocket knives come in handy nearly every day. Safety GearSets are tricky. People can get hurt, and things can go wrong at any moment. Having a basic safety kit will help you manage these uncontrollable factors. Here are some essentials:Image via Arshad.Atar.Extreme weather protectionDisposable rain ponchos, heavy coats or waterproof jackets, space blankets, and heating or chilling pads are all a great place to start. Water is essential no matter where you are shooting — have a reliable, insulated water bottle. Know the extreme weather possibilities of the region you’re shooting in and be prepared.Image via PRESSLAB.First aid kitIt is my opinion that every member of the crew should always show up with a first aid kit. Even with a set medic, always knowing where a first aid kit is saves critical time when someone gets injured. Rope and stringIf you can, pack a good length of medium-weight rope and a spool of heavy-duty thread in your kit.Image via ponsulak.Clips and clampsA-Clamps, clothespins (C47s), and C-Clamps (among other forms of clamps) are always in short supply on set. Bring some for yourself and extra to share. Multi-toolA multi-tool, such as a Leatherman, can be a replacement for your entire tool bag in a pinch. While not as good as other dedicated tools, multi-tools offer sufficient performance in a convenient package. When deciding on the elements of your kit, consider everything you know about the production as well as the role you will be performing.Are you going to be working in the audio department? Make sure to bring a good selection of cables, adapters, and headphones with you. Camera department? A lens-cleaning kit, microfiber cloth, and card/media holders will all be welcome additions to your kit. Wardrobe? Bring a steamer, clothes hangers, and a foldable clothes rack.Each department has its own needs, and each role within each department its own more-specific ones. Think through what you will be doing in your role, examine this list for some ideas, and get packing!Cover image via ponsulak.Looking for more information on film and video production? Check out these articles. Fire extinguisherFire is a worst-case scenario on every set. Bring an extinguisher if you can. At the very least, know where one is at all times. Cable tiesWhether fabric or plastic, cable ties have many uses on set.Image via Alex Brylov.RadiosRadio communication is the backbone of competent film production. Bring a set or two of walkie talkies with you. Security earpieces are a huge upgrade (many productions actually require them) that you can purchase for about $10-$30. Interview: Julie Benz on Work Ethic, Challenging Roles, and Paying it Forward 5 Reasons Why You Should Apply to Filmmaker Workshops and LabsUnderstanding Tax Incentives in the Filmmaking IndustryThe Lowdown on the Short Form from Three Nominated SeriesIndustry Insights: Careers in Commercial, Indie, or Corporate Filmmaking Surge protectors, power strips, stingersDo yourself and the Grip and Electric Departments a favor: bring some basic power connectivity options with you. Laser pointerThese are useful for quickly signaling objects, places, or people without causing too much distraction to others. The rules are the same as when you were a kid: keep it away from eyes.Image via Garsya.TapeGaffer’s tape is best, but bring whatever you have. Electrical and masking tape find common uses on set, as do the humble Duct and scotch tapes. Tape measureTape measures have dozens of practical uses every day on set. Have one for yourself and one to lend out. Comfortable boots or shoesWhile not technically tools, a bad pair of shoes will ruin your day and increase fatigue each day on set. I usually wear my hiking boots on days when I will be standing and walking a lot. A good pair of supportive running shoes is also great. As with any labor job, no open-toed shoes. You know the lingo, you landed a gig, and you’re ready to work. So what do you need to bring with you for your first of film or video production?In a recent article, we talked about some of the basic things to know about film and video production before your first day on set. In this article, we’re going take a look at some of the basic components of a good multi-purpose kit.In film and video production, the “kit” is the set of tools, gadgets, and other necessities each member of the crew brings with them to execute their particular job. Every member of the crew has their own particular set of tools. No two kits are the same, and they will vary from production to production.Here is a list to get you started thinking about the basics of a good general-use kit of your own.ToolsImage via olmarmar.A basic set of tools will come in handy every day on set. Some of the most useful include the following:ScrewdriversBring small, medium, and large phillips and flat-heads with you. WrenchesAdjustable wrenches like crescent wrenches offer a high degree of flexibility without taking up a ton of space in your bag. Useful Additions to Your KitBeyond tools, here are some more considerations for your kit.Image via Burakova.Notebooks and pensBring a full-size notebook, one or two pocket-sized notebooks, and a nice selection of pens and pencils. Take notes, always. Allen wrench (hex key) setBring a folding, multi-key set. Flashlights, headlamps, USB lightsSets are usually dark. Have a small, high-output flashlight on your keychain for easy access. Headlamps are a direct upgrade to flashlights. USB lights are cheap, relatively low-output, and incredibly useful in about 5-dozen situations. Bring what you can and a couple extra to lend out. Leather or other insulated work glovesHeavy duty work gloves are essential if there is any possibility that you will be handling electricity or lighting equipment. Bring a pair just in case.Image via In Green.Tool beltYou’ll notice that most of the seasoned crew carry their most-used tools on a tool belt. Tool belts cut down on how much you need to carry around with you, while also reducing the running back-and-forth to fetch tools.last_img read more