Huskies dispatch Warriors on homecoming night

first_imgQuarterback Zac Claus had 256 yards passing in just the first half and the Fortuna Huskies took down the undefeated Del Norte Warriors 62-32 Friday in Fortuna on Homecoming night.“We came out ready to play,” Huskies head coach Mike Benbow said. “Unfortunately we had a early special teams mistake but our guys were prepared.”Fortuna (4-2) ended its bad habit of starting games slow and scored on a 63-yard passing play from Claus to running back Joey Pontes in the games first 46 seconds.Fortuna …last_img read more

Two South African community garden heroes give back to the people

first_imgTwo recent acts of horticultural heroism that represent the true meaning of ubuntu are inspiring South Africans to give back to the community and put food on the tables of those in need.Community food gardens provide an important tool for household food security in South Africa, where less than half the population is food secure and 12 million people go hungry every day. (Image: Wikipedia)CD AndersonOne man’s good deed inspires another. Heidelberg retiree Johan Scott became a local viral sensation in November 2017 when he began a pavement vegetable garden for those in need. His single, simple act of kindness inspired admiration from South Africans but, more importantly, it also inspired others to start their own community gardens.While community gardens are not a new trend in the quest to feed the nation, with hundreds of projects around South Africa up and running successfully, Scott’s garden is a good example of how a single act can affect a positive change in the world.Scott, a retired policeman, decided to plant the open garden outside his home after some of the vegetables from his garden inside his property were taken. Instead of opening a case with the police, he approached the issue constructively.Speaking to News24, Scott described how he dug up the pavement outside his house and planted beans, tomatoes, eggplants and beetroot, and let those in need help themselves to the fruits of his labour. Thanks to the good rains this summer, most of his crop will be ready and available so that people will be able to put something on the table this festive season.“People are hungry,” Scott said. “They desperately need something like this, and that’s why I did it. It makes my heart happy when I see people eating the vegetables.”A Facebook post about Scott by Afrikaans newspaper Rapport has been shared more than 4,000 times, alongside hundreds of messages of thanks and inspiration.“Indeed, a man with a heart of gold and an example to us all,” read one message. “Here’s to decreasing the number of people who go to bed hungry,” said another. Others offered help by way of donating seeds and gardening supplies, while many were inspired to begin their own gardens to give back to their people in their communities.Sipho Simelane from Midvaal, Gauteng, read the post and was prompted to use a piece of land he owned to plant a vegetable garden for those in need.Writing on Facebook, Simelane said: “I’m not a farmer [but I] would like to see this land used… any child, family, church or company can put their ideas, time, skill, resources to get this going and use this [one hectare] to plant and feed the hungry. A lot of companies have corporate social investment and I [invite them to become part of the project]. Let’s put our money where our mouths are.”This second social media post also went viral and Simelane and Scott’s good deeds are being shared across the country and the world.“This is the kind of news we need to make run like a veld fire. Awesome Johan Scott and Sipho Simelane. There are good people in our beautiful South Africa,” wrote one commenter on Simelane’s post.For more information about the various community garden projects in South Africa and how you can start your own, read this informative article published by the University of Free State in April 2017.Source:  Good Things Guy websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

GoPro Releases New Hero5 and Impressive Karma Drone

first_imgNot just a drone, the GoPro Karma is a complete stabilization system at a real competitive price. It packs a punch with the new GoPro Hero5.All images via GoProWhat was expected to be just a drone turns out to be a whole stabilization system packaged together. The Karma system from GoPro is a collapsible drone and handheld stabilizer all packaged into an easy-to-wear backpack.The system was designed specifically for the new GoPro Hero5 and GoPro Hero5 Session. It is backwards compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 series.The Karma with a GoPro Hero5 will cost $1,099. Included at that price point is a GoPro Hero5, the Karma Drone, the Karma Grip, the Karma Controller (with built-in touchscreen), and the carrying case. The system alone costs $799 for those wanting to use their Hero4 cameras. The other option is a $999 bundle with a Hero5 Session. Karma will go on sale on October 23rd.This system is GoPro’s take on a similar setup offered by the Yuneec Typhoon line. The Yuneec Typhoon drone and SteadyGrip start at $899. For comparison, the new DJI Phantom 4 will set you back $1,199. (DJI’s handheld stabilizer, the Osmo, is not compatible with the Phantom 4 camera.) That said, we should hear from DJI in the coming weeks about their new foldable drone.Take a look at some of the Karma footage captured with the GoPro Hero5 and Hero Session 5. Not to be lost in the Karma news, the GoPro Hero5 specs have also been released. The camera shoots 4K footage and RAW photos. The camera has a single-button setup and a two-inch touchscreen display. The camera is waterproof without a housing, very impressive considering the touchscreen controls. The Hero5 starts at $399, but you can save $100 by bundling with the Karma.Are you excited about this GoPro news? Share your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more