first_img17 April 2013 South Africa’s historic 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy next year promises to be nothing short of spectacular, with government expected to pull out all the stops, says Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile. Speaking to SAnews on Tuesday, Mashatile said government was planning a spectacular line-up of events in the build-up to the 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy in 2014. The planning will start after President Jacob Zuma’s address on Freedom Day later this month. Freedom Day is an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994 and since the dawn of democracy, the country has been commemorating Freedom Day on 27 April every year. This year, President Zuma will give the keynote address at the Freedom Day celebration to be held at the Union Buildings under the theme: “Mobilising society towards our democracy and freedom,” Mashatile said. “Of significance is that we will use this year’s Freedom Day celebrations to launch a year-long build-up programme leading up to the historic 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary of liberation, we hope to be joined by the people of the world, many of whom have made it possible for us to achieve our freedom and to sustain it for two decades. “This year during the Freedom Month, the President will [give us] an indication on how we are going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of freedom and that will be the beginning of planning for the major celebration next year,’ he said. Source: read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… GitHub really comes together for most users when you start talking about the social features. Every user and project has a profile (here is one for co-founder Chris Wanstrath, and here is one for the Ruby on Rails project) which tracks progress and participation. Users and projects also have public activity feeds which display activity on public projects such as commits, comments, forks, etc.Users have the option to follow specific developers or projects to keep tabs on their activity.Some might wonder what the point of a centralized host for a decentralized, open source product really is — i.e., is not Git meant to be installed locally? As Peter Cooper points out, “If you just want one reason why Github is relevant, it’s because the Web interface provides the connection BETWEEN hosted projects and the forks of them. Hosting your own Git repository is not hard […] but co-ordinating efforts of forking and merging amongst people you don’t personally know is tough. With a system like Github, it becomes a lot easier.”In other words, what makes GitHub special is the social aspects. With so many high profile projects already on board, it’s easy to imagine GitHub could be the next SourceForge. josh catone 1 Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Git is a decentralized version control system created by Linus Torvalds that is used by a number of open source projects, most notably perhaps the Linux kernel. GitHub is a new hosted Git repository service that’s being called a “social network” for programmers and with good reason. It also already has some high profile projects of its own on board: Ruby on Rails, Capistrano, Merb, Prototype and Scriptaculous, among others. “[GitHub is] the way SourceForge should have been,” gushed one beta tester.Git decentralizes version control by giving each developer a local copy of the development history, and then changes are copied from repository to repository. Because Git makes it simple to fork and merge code, it makes the system ideally suited to collaborative development projects. But what really sets GitHub apart, is not that it uses Git, but how elegantly it pulls everything together around a set of core social networking ideas.Though GitHub is a pay service with a business model aimed squarely at commercial development shops in need of a secure, hosted, version control system, the company also offers a generous free package that would be suitable for many open source projects. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Injured Jalalon rues missing World Cup qualifiers, shifts focus to Star The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MOST READ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads “Be back with my brothers real soon to take care of business #puso,” Blatche wrote on his Instagram account.The 31-year-old Blatche hasn’t donned the national team colors since leading Gilas to a sweep in the Seaba Championship last May here in Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe was supposed to be with Gilas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon but pulled out due to security reasons.Gilas started its buildup on Nov. 3 with a closed-door session and has since been holding twice-a-day trainings. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas has yet to reunite with Andray Blatche, but it’s only a matter of time before the naturalized big man rejoins the team.Blatche has been tapped to lead the Philippines in its Fiba World Cup qualifiers bid, set to start on November 24 in Japan, and the former NBA veteran hinted at his soonest return.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After Sunday’s morning practice, the team left for Tagaytay on Sunday for its three-day training camp.Apart from Blatche, four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro are also expected to lead Gilas’ bid to return to the World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

first_imgAround 600 differently-abled athletes participating in the National Para-Athletics Championships, held in Ghaziabad, were in for a rude shock after they were allotted unhygienic and difficult living conditions. They complained that the wheelchair-bound athletes were unable to use the ramp.  “We have not got proper food, eating poori and one vegetable dish for the last four days. We walk with sticks and we have been put up at second floor. They don’t even have ramps for wheelchair-bound athletes. Toilets are dirty, there are no fans, no water,” said Yogesh, a participating athlete.”I fell down three times while taking bath today, we are drinking water from a tanker and it has not been cleaned and the toilets are filthy,” added Vinay, another participant.Taking a strong view of the shocking incident, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a report from the organisers and promised to take action within 24 hours.Sonowal said he has asked for a detailed report from Paralympic Committee of India as well as from his secretary after athletes participating in the National Para-Athletics Championships at Janhit Para Sports Grounds (Madhuban, Bapudham) at Ghaziabad were asked to stay at messy and unkempt rooms at a building.”Well-being of all athletes is a priority for us. Differently-abled athletes and their well-being is a priority for us. We are examining the matter and looking into the reasons for mismanagement of the event,” Sonowal said.”I have asked my sports secretary to take immediate action and submit a report within 24 hours, based on that I will take action. On our part, there is no discrimination between able-bodied and differently-abled athletes. The national federations, whether of able-bodied and differently-abled, have a duty and responsibility to look after the well-being of athletes. If they have any problem, they (the organisers) should have approached us. We are always there to help,” he added.advertisementThe championship was organised by the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Paralympic Committee of India.last_img read more