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first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing the gallery or video. Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.SAN FRANCISCO — The hardhat covered Rick Welts’ hair. The protective glasses shielded his eyes. But nothing could hide his smile as the Warriors’ president and chief operating officer toured Chase Center. “Every day I feel like I’m at Disneyland!” Welts said. “There’s a new ride everyday.”During a tour of Chase Center this week with Bay Area …last_img read more


first_imgMany well preserved examples of CapeDutch, Georgian and Victorianarchitecture can be seen inDorp Street.(Image: www.ciee.org) Outdoor enthusiasts can now enjoyguided bicycle tours throughStellenbosch.(Image: Adventure Shop) MEDIA CONTACTS • Raino BolzAdventure Shop+27 21 882 8112RELATED ARTICLES• Exploring bicycle culture in SA• SA’s first hydrogen bike rolled out • BMX glory for Khayelitsha teen • Wine route celebrates 40 years• SA wine consumers on the riseWilma den HartighVisitors to the Western Cape now have the option to experience the best of what the Stellenbosch region has to offer, on a bicycle.A Stellenbosch-based adventure sports company recently launched a new tourism product that offers guided bicycle tours through the historic town and surrounding winelands.“It is something different. You actually have an opportunity to experience Stellenbosch and its surroundings, and not just sit in a bus,” says the Adventure Shop’s Raino Bolz.And, you don’t even have to be in peak condition to join in.“It is a leisurely ride but it helps to be moderately fit. We don’t rush the group,” Bolz adds.He says the Adventure Shop has always offered bicycle rentals and guided tours on demand for tourists. “We then decided to combine both the rentals and guided tours and turn it into a product.”He adds that there are other bicycle tours to wine farms, but these don’t include the historical aspect.A historic townThe tour kicks off in Stellenbosch, at the tourist information centre where riders collect their mountain bikes and helmets.Bolz advises tourists to travel light and cycle in comfortable gear such as shorts and t-shirts. The guides carry a snack pack for each rider.From here, tourists cycle through Stellenbosch to interesting historic sites.“The town has a fascinating history,” says Bolz.Founded in 1697 by Simon van der Stel, Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa. It is home to some beautiful and well preserved examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture.Many of these buildings can be seen in one of the town’s most well-known streets, Dorp (Afrikaans for town) Street, which is a national monument.Stellenbosch has earned the reputation as the City of Oaks because of the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel.On route, the guides will point out other prominent landmarks such as the moederkerk (Afrikaans for Mother Church), and the theological seminary.The moederkerk was completed in 1863 under the supervision of German architect, Carl Otto Hager. The first church was destroyed by a fire in 1710, but it was later rebuilt and extended.The theological seminary was constructed on what used to be an island on the banks of the Eerste River. Here Simon van der Stel camped with his party for the first time in 1679, and founded the town of Stellenbosch.Heading into the countrysideNext, the group heads out to the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, just outside Stellenbosch. Cyclists might work up a bit of a sweat on this part of the route, but the beautiful mountain fynbos should offer enough of a distraction.More than 1 100 plant species can be found in the reserve, of which a number are rare and endemic to the area.Jonkershoek Nature Reserve includes the smaller Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve. Jonkershoek is a popular cycling spot and its rugged terrain is ideal for hiking. Assegaaibosch, which is a much smaller reserve, is suitable for shorter walks and picnics.The tour follows a winding road through oak and poplar forests to two wine estates in the Jonkershoek Valley: Stark-Condé, owned by self-taught winemaker Jose Condé, and Lanserac Wines, producers of the world’s first commercially bottled Pinotage.At Lanserac, cyclists are also treated to chocolate and wine pairings, the ultimate indulgence.Ending a perfect day outAfter the tasting, the group cycles back into Stellenbosch. If the wine and chocolates leave you feeling a bit weary, rest assured that the route back is as scenic as the way up, and it is mostly downhill.Tour detailsBolz says that there are some variations to this route and the tour can be tailored to suite the group’s cycling ability.The duration of the tour is four to five hours and cyclists depart at 9.30am from the Stellenbosch tourist information centre, where the Adventure Shop is located.The cost is R490 (US$64) per person, which includes a guide; bicycle and helmet rental; two wine tastings and a snack pack and drink.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Some relatively minor moisture moves across the state today. We still think the best action today will end up being in over the southern half of Ohio, but we won’t rule out showers up north either. Rains from I-70 southward can be from .25”-.75” with 90% coverage, while north of I-70 today we can see a few hundredths to a tenth or two. Coverage in the north can be 40-50%. Far east central parts of Ohio may push above a quarter inch, though, so we need to watch that. Everything should be winding down by midnight tonight, if not before. The map at right shows expected rains through midnight tonight. The front that brings this moisture in also brings another push down in temps via colder air-mass. There will be some frost tomorrow morning, although at this point we do not expect it to be a strong frost, but a significant part of the state may be 35 degrees or below.Tuesday starts a mostly dry stretch. Right now, we are going to stick with our thoughts that this dry period runs a good 10 days. As with last week, we are still keeping a bit of an asterisk on this late this week into the start of the weekend. Some models are bringing a chance for a bit of moisture across the state from later Friday into Saturday. We won’t rule out spotty action at this time, but it is not enough for us to talk up moisture and harvest interruptions. It is a period of time that we will watch closely through the coming few days, and if we are making changes to this dry forecast, they will come sooner rather than later.All models are in agreement on dry weather again from Sunday through next Thursday. Temperatures will remain mostly normal to a bit below.The extended 11-16 day forecast period looks drier, and we are pushing our next front back a few days. That cold front may not move over the state until closer to the 29th, but still holds potential for a quarter to half an inch of liquid precipitation.last_img read more


first_imgWant to try out the RAW shooting capabilities of the Magic Lantern hack for Canon DSLRs? Dave’s video shows you how.If you’d like to install Magic Lantern on your own Canon DSLR (currently not supported on Nikon cams) the following video by our friend Dave Dugdale at LearningDSLRVideo.com will show you how.Dave shares some of the benefits of the Magic Lantern hack, demonstrates comparison shots (RAW images vs the default compressed H.264 images) and the steps needed to move the hack from a card to your camera and install. The video profiles installation of Magic Lantern Version 2.3 stable release.Want to read the Magic Lantern installation instructions? Do it here.Download the Magic Lantern hack FREE here.To get an idea of the capabilities of the Magic Lantern hack, see our previous post showcasing beautiful images captured in RAW video.last_img read more


first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are doing more than just winning. They are dominating opponents.The Bucks won their third straight game and 14th of the last 17 Wednesday night with a 111-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.The victory marked the 23rd time the Bucks have won by double-digits and they entered the game with a 16.2-point winning margin in their previous 13 victories.Wednesday’s win over Memphis would have added to that point differential, if not for a closing run by the Grizzlies. Milwaukee led by 31 in the fourth quarter with about 8 minutes left.Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 27 points and 11 rebounds, while Eric Bledsoe had 16 points, 12 of which came during a momentum-swinging third quarter.Memphis had pulled ahead 59-58 for its only lead of the game and Antetokounmpo was headed to the bench with his fourth foul, a situation that should have meant advantage Grizzlies.Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and forward Jaren Jackson Jr. in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Instead, Bledsoe scored nine straight points, part of the Bucks reeling off a 19-0 run to end of any Memphis hopes.“Eric Bledsoe was phenomenal. He really changed the game,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said, later adding: “We needed him. We needed someone to step up and have a game like that.”The Memphis situation is entirely different from the Bucks. The Grizzlies lost their third straight and are 7-20 since starting the season 12-5. And that third quarter in which the Bucks took over the game was the latest nightmare for the Grizzlies.The 19-0 Milwaukee burst led to the Bucks outscoring Memphis 41-28 in the frame. And Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff continued to repeat the key stat in his postgame comments — eight turnovers for 20 Milwaukee points in the third.“It’s pretty simple,” Bickerstaff said. “Unforced turnovers, live ball turnovers at the top of the floor that lead to transition dunks, easy baskets.”The Memphis reserves played better than the starters, with Omri Casspi leading the Grizzlies with 17 points, JaMychal Green added 14 points, along with 10 rebounds and three blocks. Mike Conley and Marc Gasol also scored 14 points each for Memphis.And the Memphis miseries are leading to frustration for the Grizzlies.Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)“We’ve lost 10, lost 11, so we’ve got to take a stance as a team and we’ve got to stop this slide,” Casspi said. “It’s been like that for a while, so enough talking. We’ve got to do more on the court.”TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee leads the series 23-22. . Antetokounmpo recorded his 30th double-double of the season. . Memphis defeated the Bucks 116-113 on Nov. 14. Milwaukee is now 5-0 facing teams that it lost to in its previous meeting. … Milwaukee made 23 of 44 shots in the second half, including 9 of 20 from outside the arc.Grizzlies: Memphis played its only home game in a five-game stretch. . Memphis missed 10 of its first 11 shots in the game, part of the Grizzlies shooting 26 percent in the opening quarter. . The Bucks’ 41 points in the third quarter was the most given up by Memphis in any period this season. … .JaMychal Green recorded his fifth double-double of the season.NEXT STARTERAs Bickerstaff tries to find some combination to get a boost for his team, he inserted Justin Holiday into the starting lineup. Holiday, obtained from the Chicago Bulls in a Jan. 4 trade, lasted about four minutes before he picked up his second foul and didn’t re-enter the game until the second half. “We need him to play well,” Bickerstaff said. “We need him to be comfortable so that he can contribute at the level that we think we can.” Holiday finished with five points, including making his first 3-pointer for Memphis.VIEW FROM THE BENCHAntetokounmpo got an observer’s view of the run by the Bucks as he had just left the game with four fouls when the Bucks clicked off the 19-0 rally. “(It was) our pace,” he said of the run. “We were able to get in passing lanes, get some deflections. We made them turn the ball over and we were able to run, create threes, easy looks, easy layups.“I think Bledsoe did a good job of setting the tone and everybody else followed.”UP NEXTBucks: At Orlando to face the Magic on SaturdayGrizzlies: Face the Celtics in Boston on Friday—By CLAY BAILEY , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Liverpool have title advantage playing at Anfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino fears new stadium delays will wreck their title bid.He feels Anfield gives Liverpool the advantage as his second-place side battle for glory.Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-0 at home on Boxing Day and Poch said: “I saw the highlights, the Anfield crowd are desperate to win and are showing their support to the team.“Anfield was amazing, every game Liverpool are at Anfield is a party and that sometimes makes a difference.”Pochettino and his players are still having to play matches at Wembley as their new £850million stadium — which was supposed to open in September — is not yet finished.Pochettino said: “We cannot ask more from our fans, they are doing a fantastic job. The circumstances of this period in the club, we need to be strong and we cannot complain.“It’s not easy to get to Wembley on public transport, it’s not easy.“Our fans tried to raise the atmosphere but in a 90,000 stadium we’re limited to 51,000. We had 45,000.“That is why when I was asked before, ‘Do you want to move into our new stadium as soon as it is ready?'”I said ‘Of course, as soon as possible,’ because it’s going to be a massive boost for the team. It’s going to be a place where the fans can help the team achieve more. There is no doubt.” last_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Tottenham complete signing of Michael Vormby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur have re-signed goalkeeper Michael Vorm on a free transfer.The 35-year-old left Spurs at the expiration of his contract in June.He first joined the North London outfit in 2014 and made 47 appearances in all competitions.Spurs decided to bring back Vorm following a long-term injury to captain Hugo Lloris.I’m back… #COYSpic.twitter.com/YBNzKQaGoJ— Michel Vorm (@Vorm_Official) October 14, 2019 last_img read more