Since the opener, the sport salmon season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. It started out with a bang, but the fish have been pretty fickle since. With no established pattern or consistent sign, charter and sport boats have been on the hunt almost daily. “Every day has been different,” said Capt. Tony Sepulveda of Shellback Sport Fishing. “We haven’t seen any type of pattern as of yet, nothing really to go back to everyday. And we’ve covered a lot of water, from the Cape to Trinidad …
SOUTH AFRICA must get on with proving it is worthy of its membership of the BRICS group of developing nations. That was the message from a roundtable discussion led by Dr Jim O’Neill and co-hosted by Brand SA in Cape Town yesterday.O’Neill, who coined the term BRICS to refer to the earlier group of developing nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China), led the discussion on ‘the s in BRICS’ (South Africa) with a group of ambassadors of One Young World, a charity that brings together bright young people from around the world to create positive change.While many have questioned the inclusion of South Africa over the continent’s other developing powerhouse, Nigeria, O’Neill mentioned the country’s relatively sophisticated financial services industry and its long history of trade relations with other members in the group as among reasons for its inclusion.Evidence of South Africa’s ability to punch above its weight includes the success of the BRICS summit in March in Durban. Outcomes from this meeting, including the idea of an international development bank for the developing world, seemed to set the BRICS club on a course of action after almost a decade of scheming and dreaming.Now, O’Neill said, the time had come for the newest member of the group to get on with proving it deserved that seat at the table.During the roundtable meeting nine OYW ambassadors had a chance to comment on ‘the s in BRICS’. Most expressed their hope and excitement at the possibilities for South Africa to learn from its BRICS partners, especially in areas such as education and unemployment.One Young World hosts an annual summit – apparently second only to the Olympics in number of countries that participate – that “offers international decision-makers powerful insight into where our world may be heading”. South Africa is hosting the fourth One Young World summit from 2 to 5 October this year. Brand SA is a sponsor of the prestigious event that will see 1 300 delegates from 190 countries gather at the Sandton Convention Centre “to share their visions, views and ideas to create practical and achievable commitments for positive change”.The summit gives bright young people the kind of media platform ordinarily afforded to those who lead countries and corporations.Delegates speak alongside respected global figures selected for their work and insight into matters affecting the whole world, and young people in particular. Last year, former US President Bill Clinton addressed the delegates to the conference in Pittsburgh in the US.Founded by David Jones, global chief executive of Havas, and South African-born Kate Robertson, UK group chairman of Havas Worldwide, the One Young World Summit is “a unique event that offers international decision makers powerful insight into where our world may be heading”.For more informationwww.OneYoungWorld.com
Tags:#art#web Hallmark spends some $60 million a year on designs for its greeting cards, and yet – with apologies to those artists – it can still be quite a challenge to find the just the right card. Frankly, a lot of cards are ugly. They’re tacky. They’re sappy. So Y Combinator alum Chirply is taking on the greeting card industry by crowdsourcing stationery designs. Chirply had its soft launch a few weeks ago, soliciting designs and voting, and the startup is now ready to open its doors to the retail business.Crowdsourcing has become a popular alternative to the pre-packaged imagery that appears on clothing, with companies like Threadless offering crowdsourced designs on t-shirts and clothing. Chirply works in a similar fashion: designers submit their images. Visitors to the site get to vote on submissions. And the most popular designs become products for sale. Chirply’s greeting card cost $4 (with shipping included in the U.S.) and users can buy any 10 designs in a mix-and-match pack for $25. The cards are all 100% recucled, 100% post-consumer waste. In addition to greeting cards, Chirply also offers the designs printed on notebooks and on wrapping paper.This is great news for consumers (because, come on, we are socially obligated to buy greeting cards and we spend an inordinate amount of time sighing at the selection). But more importantly, Chirply is great news for designers.Co-founders Gagan and Neel Palrecha care a lot about the design community, and they want to insure not only that the Chirply has beautiful designs for consumers to vote on and purchase, but that designers can participate in a site that showcases their work and compensates them fairly. Chirply doesn’t ask designers to submit their original files, for example, just composites (until their submissions are voted on to be printed, of course). And Chirply pays artists a flat fee ($300) up front when their designs are selected, in addition to paying royalties based on sales.Since Chirply’s soft launch, this approach does seem to be working, as the startup has attracted some high quality submissions. That has piqued visitors interest, who on average cast about 30 votes, often over multiple sessions. The top cards on the sites have received well over 500 votes, in just under 5 weeks. audrey watters Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout In addition to opening its retail store today, Chirply is announcing a round of funding, from a lost list of investors including Keith Rabois, Dave McClure, Mitch Kapor, Charles River Ventures, and others.An added bonus: ReadWriteWeb readers can get 30% off their orders if they use the code “RWW” during checkout.
The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a relief package of ₹700 crore for the farmers in the state, whose crops have been damaged due to excess rains this year.Talking to reporters, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said the move would benefit over four lakh farmers in the State.Farmers in Gujarat witnessed damage to their crops due to excess rains that lashed the state even after the monsoon season officially ended.“The cabinet meeting held today decided to declare a relief package for farmers who have faced crop losses due to excess rains in the last week of October and early part of November,” Mr. Patel said.“We have decided to give a relief package of ₹700 crore for the farmers. The main crops that have been damaged are groundnut, cotton and rice…Over four lakh farmers will benefit from this package,” he said.The relief package will be over and above the crop insurance that the companies will provide to the farmers who under the insurance cover. The relief will be given as per the rules of the Central government’s Calamity Relief Fund, Mr. Patel said.According to him, a survey is being carried out in different parts of the state to assess the crop damage and it will soon be completed.“Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had promised to provide relief to all the farmers even if they have not taken crop insurance. To keep that promise to the farmers in the state, this relief package has been announced,” he said.However, the opposition Congress termed the relief package to farmers as a mere “lollypop” and asked the state government to provide crop insurance to them.The Gujarat government’s announcement came at a time when Congress leader Hardik Patel was about to end his day- long symbolic fast at Paddhari in Rajkot district over the issue of crop insurance and farm loan waiver in the wake of unseasonal rains.“Farmers are committing suicide as they are not paid 100 per cent crop insurance. While we welcome the government’s move (relief package), we want prompt disbursement of crop insurance,” Hardik said.“The BJP government was forced to announce a package of ₹700 crore because of the Congress. We will continue our fight for the farmers in the coming days,” he added.Congress MLA Lalit Kagathara, who accompanied Hardik during the fast, claimed that the relief package would hardly cover the actual losses incurred by the farmers.“This package is just another lollypop by the BJP government. As per the package, a farmer would get ₹2,000 to ₹1,000 per bigha as compensation. You can hardly cover the cost of hiring two labourers in that money. This announcement is misleading. Farmers must get 100 per cent payment towards the loss of their crop,” the legislator said.
Advertisement Login/Register With: They came with a hope to lift people’s spirits, just for one night, and under a Broncos’ green stage, country musicians put on an electrifying, upbeat show on Friday night that came in stark contrast to the sadness of the weeks before.Survivors of the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash, and families of those impacted by the April 6 tragedy, had front row seats at a Saskatoon concert that featured star-studded talent, including Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissel and Jess Moskaluke.Those family members exchanged smiles and hugs, while some got on their feet and danced through the performances.Stage lit up Bronco green #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/tiQpJnYqqT— Bridget Yard (@YardCBC) April 27, 2018 Advertisement SaskTel Centre filling up for Humboldt Broncos’ tribute concert. pic.twitter.com/QUARutvZte— Olivia Stefanovich (@CBCOlivia) April 28, 2018‘Tonight, it’s OK for us to smile,’ says premierAs he thanked first responders and medical staff for their response in the wake of the tragedy that claimed the lives of 16 people, Premier Scott Moe said the province has been through a dark time but that there was light on the horizon. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Dallas Smith performs during the Country Thunder Humboldt Broncos tribute concert in Saskatoon on Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards) Facebook Twitter