South Africa have already been at the receiving end of England’s bad weather once and could face the brunt of rain once again when they take on Afghanistan Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on June 15.Poor weather has been pestering the Cricket World Cup since the last week and has led to abandonment of as many as 4 matches in the tournament so far.However, the conditions are not expected to get any better as more showers could dampen the forthcoming fixtures.The South Africa vs Afghanistan game on Saturday that starts from 6 pm IST could also be hit by rain, as according to AccuWeather, imminent showers are supposed to hamper the play. Credit: Screengrab from AccuWeatherWhile the rain will not be heavy and last all day, more cloud and showers are expected to be around Cardiff when compared to London for the match. Showers may become less numerous around Cardiff later in the day,a report from AccuWeather reads.Showery spells will persist across the U.K. for Sunday and Monday.The temperature in Cardiff would range between 11 to 15 degrees during the match hours.There are no reserve days in place for group matches at the World Cup 2019, hence a wash out on Saturday would mean the two teams would have to share a point apiece.South Africa and Afghanistan are the two bottom placed teams on the points tabe after failing to secure a single win in the matches they have played so far in the tournament.Also Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant arrives in Manchester, shares a smile with Chacha ChicagoAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka vs Australia (SL vs AUS) Kennington Oval Weather ForecastAlso Seeadvertisement
Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation, will host the 8th annual SeaChange Summer Party – an invite-only, celebrity red carpet event benefitting our world’s oceans – on August 1.This year’s “Mad about the Oceans” event will include a world-class auction and cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet seated dinner and exciting live auction and program. The night will end with a SeaChange Post-Party Lounge, where guests can dance under the stars. Presenting sponsor for the event is BMWi and the Orange County BMW Dealers.Special Guests Jon Hamm and Oceana Ambassador January Jones will unite to celebrate the work of Oceana, the world’s largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation.The event will also honor the work of Marine Ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Enric Sala. Confirmed guests include: Sam Waterston (Law & Order ), Laura Dern (Wild, Jurassic Park), Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit), Reid Scott (Veep), Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Renee Olstead (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Leonor Varela (Dallas), Olympic swimmer Aaron Peirsol and more.To learn more please visit SeaChangeSummerParty.org.
September 4, 2002 RogerTomalty conductshis Nature Walk class in the field for the courious eyes from Osaka,Japan. The architectural students from Osaka College of Technology are attending a-week-longArcosanti Customized Seminar as a part of their 3-weekarchitectural study tour in the United States. [Photo & text: T] manager, explains how the ceramicbells are made to the students. [Photo & text: T] The students practicemaking impressions on fresh clay surfaces to simulate a ceramicproduction procedure for windbells, pots and tiles, normally carved byArcosanti artisans. [Photo & text: T]
February 7, 2014This continues our report about a winter project for our construction and groundskeeping crew and volunteers, the renovation of the East Foundry Apartment access and surrounding landscape [see posts from 12/16, 12/18, 12/20, 12/23, 12/27, 12/30/2013 and from 1/3 to 1/20/2014, and 2/5/2014]. As the fence is installed by Ron and Isaac, the construction team continues on the path the the east entrance, here with a form for a new stair case[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]The path leading to the staircase has to be widened.The form and reinforcement steel are in place.In our next report we will see photos of the concrete pour.
Matthew CorbinFacebook made a dramatic about-turn with the launch of Facebook Live, moving the social network away from a video strategy focused on licensing content, according to one of its top executives.Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this morning, Facebook’s head of global product marketing, Matthew Corbin, likened Facebook’s decision to concentrate resources on Facebook Live to an early pivotal decision to stake its place in the mobile market by moving away from HTML5 in favour of a dedicated Facebook app.“We have this saying: ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid’? That’s how we ended up with Live. We had an engineer that wasn’t afraid and a company that also wasn’t afraid to say ‘my gosh, we should go over there’, and instead of making a soft turn, apply a bigger rudder and miss an iceberg.”As Corbin tells it, a single engineer came up with the concept of Facebook Live as a “weekend hack”, but after internal data showed that Live produced a ‘hockey stick’ spike in consumption, Facebook focused its efforts there.This effectively diverted Facebook’s focus away from developing a video strategy focused around “content acquisition and partnership” – something it had spent some nine months developing internally, said Corbin.“Most companies would go, well we’ve spent a year or nine months building this thing over here. The reality is we decided to do a ‘Live lockdown’. Every single focus went to Live and the reason that is because of two things: Number one, appointment viewership is not dead. It’s just that not everyone’s sitting around the tele at 8 o’clock at night anymore,” said Corbin.“The second thing is giving everyone the ability to be a broadcaster. That means Matthew can be a broadcaster, that means you can be a broadcaster, that means a media company can be a broadcaster, and certainly a brand can be a broadcaster.”Facebook formally launched Facebook Live in April and while it has not yet published information about its uptake and use, Corbin said that the eight billion video views that are logged on Facebook each day is “growing rapidly and fast, because of Live”.“I want to be clear – we are not a broadcast network. We don’t have an attention on being a broadcast network. But we do believe that we can be a pretty powerful network of broadcasters, which is what Live is all about,” said Corbin.Highlighting the importance of mobile consumption and relevancy, he said that mobile is “disrupting everything”, while Facebook’s ability to target people, rather than anonymous web browsers, is “transformative”.“The consumer is going to be consuming video in a mobile-based world, that’s where they’re headed. We’re not pushing video because we think video is great – the consumer is demanding [it],” said Corbin.He also described Facebook Live as a way to give people the feeling of immediacy and relevancy: “We had to meet people with relevant content – the world that we’re moving to is around relevancy.”Facebook is also looking to drive “very relevant discovery” with a dedicated video section for video content uploaded to the site – which is currently in ‘alpha mode’ but is not yet available to all Facebook users. Corbin compared this new Video Home section of Facebook to “channel surfing” for videos that are uploaded to the social network.