Klay Thompson showing another side to his personality

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors’ unassuming star often barely talks. He shuns the spotlight so much that he smiles when he does not have to grant interviews. Teammates often muse that it remains hard to read him.Yet, Klay Thompson also has shown this season another side of his personality. Thompson has thumped his chest after throwing down a dunk. He has raised his hands after making a 3. He has yelled out after making a defensive stop.“It’s not like he’s always stoic. He’s stoic a lot of the time, …last_img

Get around Joburg with awayto.be

first_imgNkoane holds a BSc Honours in computer science from Wits University, and has taught web, mobile, and internet development and mathematics for more than 10 years at the National Electronic Media Institute of South AfricaJohannesburg-born computer scientist Lebogang Nkoane has developed an application that allows public transport users to determine which buses, taxis or trains to take to get to their destinations.Nkoane developed the programme, awayto.be, in 2004 after having to use public transport in the city. He found that information on which mode of transport to take, and where to wait for buses and taxis, was lacking. He felt it was important to know how to use public transport to get around a city as cosmopolitan as Joburg.Born in Alexandra in northern Johannesburg, the 36-year-old is the founder and owner of 2LMN, a media research and development studio which has garnered accolades from the digital industry in awards ceremonies such as The Loeries and The Bookmarks.Nkoane also owns This is Photography, a photo-sharing site for artistic photography in Africa and entertains a selective audience with his philosophic essays at A new direction.An awayto.be prototype went live around mid-2011, and an official version was released in July 2012. Nkoane had refined the application, making it more efficient and easier to use.Users can access the app at a way to be via any internet-enabled device, such as laptops, cellphones and tablets. So far the application covers routes in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, with plans to add routes from cities such as Durban and Bloemfontein.THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ALTER NATIVENkoane says one of the joys of being an entrepreneur is that he is in control of his time, but that it is challenging trying to innovate in a business environment that only rewards success. With regards to awayto.be, it is difficult to source route information, but Nkoane hopes to expand the app to cover Africa, allowing for people to “move from Cape to Cairo” using public transport.He refers to himself as the “Alter Native” saying, “it is more of a sense of recognising where I come from (native) and yet not become it exactly (alter), allowing myself to be anything”.Nkoane holds a BSc Honours in computer science from Wits University, and has taught web, mobile, and internet development and mathematics for more than 10 years at the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa.He attended Carter Primary School in Mpumalanga until Grade 4, when his family went into exile in Tanzania. When they returned in 1991 he lived in Alexandra and Hillbrow until he matriculated from Woodmead High School in 1995.{loadposition ambas-menu}last_img read more

A Guide to Geocaching in Estonia

first_imgThis D5/T5 multi-cache is at least a full-day’s adventure. It’s located on one of Estonia’s largest islands, Naissaar, which is covered in protected coniferous forest. But stroll for a while along the nature trails and you’ll eventually come upon artifacts and ruins from a long history of military activity on the island. These include cemeteries for British sailors from the Crimean War, Soviet bunkers, and deep-sea mine anchors. If you’re taking this one on, bring a flashlight, friends to keep you company, and some common sense.GC2FMR0 is a 20-stage multi-cache across the island of Naissaar. This traditional cache is hidden in St. Catherine’s Passage, a medieval alley with a romantic vibe in old Tallinn (Estonia’s capital). At one end of the passage you’ll find large, ancient tombstones that used to line the inside of St. Catherine’s church. At the other end are a series of workshops where artisans make stained glass, ceramics, jeweler, quilts, and leather goods and hats. The cache is tucked away somewhere in between.GC3T538 “Invasion of the Geocoin Designers” is hidden in St. Catherine’s Passage, a popular destination in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. Share with your Friends:More This cache in south-eastern Estonia requires special equipment. Namely, bog shoes. It’s no surprise that bog walking, a cousin of snowshoeing which has one trudging across pudding-like peat moss rather than snow, is a popular activity for both tourists and locals: about one-fifth of Estonia’s mainland is covered by bogs and mires. And many of those bogs and mires contain geocaches, such as this one hidden at the end of a hike through beautiful, soggy, and boggy landscapes.Don’t forget your bog shoes if you’re going for this cache! SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com SouvenirsNovember 28, 2010In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching country souvenir: MaltaDecember 7, 2017In “News”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 2): Souvenirs, APE cache rediscoveryMay 10, 2018In “Community” GC31V9H is a cache inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. When you find it, you’ll understand why. It’s a great example of the type of attention to detail found in a lot of Estonian geocaches. In fact, if you don’t say, “Awwwwww” the minute you see it, we’d be surprised. The multi-cache waypoints take you on a beautiful walk through fields covered alternately with berries and mushrooms, depending on the season.You might come away with handfuls (if not buckets) of seasonal berries if you follow the path of this multi-cache.center_img Since the beginning of the game, geocaching and technology have gone hand-in-hand (quite literally) in the form of GPS units and smartphones. It’s therefore no surprise that Estonia, a global leader in high-tech, loves geocaching. Estonia is the newest country to be added to the growing list of country souvenirs.The farthest north of the Baltic states, Estonia is bordered by Russia, Latvia, and the Baltic Sea with Finland a short hop via ferry to the north. It’s a small country, about twice the size of New Jersey, with a population of just over one million. Those relatively small numbers have produced a wealth of high-quality, fun, creative geocaches. Here we feature a few of our favorites. What geocaches are on your Estonian geocaching trip bucket list? Find a geocache in Estonia, and you’ll earn the brand new Estonia country souvenir! GC151N3 is one of Estonia’s coolest EarthCaches. It’s the site of a series of meteorite craters near the village of Kaali, on the Estonian island of Saaremaa. The 9 craters all result from the impact of a single meteor, which broke apart into fragments upon passing through Earth’s atmosphere, some 7,500 years ago (though the time range of the craters’ formations is debated). The location is utterly unique, replete with geological and social historical oddities.Arrive at GC151N3 and take one guess as to where the ancient meteorite crash landed. This cache is one for the adventurous. Just 42 minutes outside of Tallinn lies the Rummu quarry, an old limestone mining site. While the quarry was operational, inmates at the nearby Murru prison made up its workforce. When the prison was closed and its water pumps shut down, the quarry filled with water, drowning several buildings, and making for an excellent (but unsupervised!) swimming and diving spot. The cache takes you to the top of an ash hill above the quarry, where you’ll find an unmatched view at sunset.“Rummu” (GC3RD66) is located at the top of an ash hill above an old quarry.last_img read more

Bing Steps Up Facebook, Twitter Integration

first_imgmike melanson Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Microsoft Bing, the number two search engine on the Web, announced this morning that it has begun including Tweets within news results and and a tighter Facebook integration in its search results.According to the Bing Team, the inclusion of social media in these search results will help users “make more informed decisions in search by surfacing the kind of information you can only get from your friends, often in real-time.”Last month, Google announced that it would begin augmenting its search results according to whether or not certain content had been shared by your friends. Bing’s integration feels similar, though slightly less nuanced.Rather than altering search results according to what your friends share, Bing will show a feed of relevant Tweets alongside headlines on Bing News. In terms of Facebook, however, Bing had already been doing what Google released last month – altering search results according to what your friends “like.”The latest update moves in the opposite direction. Now, users can post to Facebook directly from within Bing search results for movies, artists, musicians and television shows. Microsoft has had a tight relationship with Facebook since 2007, when it beat out Google in a $240 million investment in the social network. Since, Bing has become the default search engine powering Facebook and a number of deals between Microsoft and Facebook have followed. The beginning of a more two-way relationship was inevitable. Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft#news#Social Web#web center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more