Brand South Africa, Freedom Park honour struggle heroes

first_imgOn 27 April 2017 Brand South Africa partnered with Freedom Park to celebrate 23 years of freedom in South Africa.Freedom Park tells the story of Africa from the dawn of man to recent history, including the chapter on South Africa’s liberation struggle. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Freedom Park is a cultural institution housing a museum and a memorial dedicated to chronicling and honouring the many who contributed to South Africa’s liberation.The museum aims to preserve and narrate the story of the African continent, and specifically South Africa, from the dawn of humanity, through pre-colonial, colonial and apartheid history and heritage, to the post-apartheid nation of today.It is a long walk, spanning some 3.6-billion years. On 27 April 2017, normal entry tariffs did not apply at Freedom Park and members of the public we granted free entry.last_img read more

6 steps to organize a Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) event

first_imgSave the Earth while geocaching?Yes, please! We call it CITO (Cache In Trash Out®).In 2018, geocachers around the globe will gather together during the weeks of April 21-29 and September 15-23 to pick up trash, remove invasive species, repair trails and earn a  prized CITO souvenir. If you’ve never hosted a CITO and you don’t know where to begin, read on! Here are 6 steps to get you started.GC70P66 Cache In Trash Out (CITO)1. Choose a location and a date.Since your CITO event will result in an improvement to a public space, pick an area that’s important to you and/or that needs special attention. Make sure you have permission to host the CITO from the local land manager. If you are unsure about which location is best, call a local park manager or geocaching organization. They can provide assistance and support in selecting the best location.GC71MNJ CITO litter-al logbook2. Pick an activity.A CITO event should involve geocachers taking part in an activity that produces an environmental improvement to a park or another cache-friendly place. CITO activities have included trash pickups, tree plantings, invasive species removals, and trail maintenance. Need inspiration and direction? Talk to the land manager to find out where volunteers are most needed. See if there are any local environmental organizations already doing volunteer work, with whom you can partner. Call your city’s Parks and Recreation department to find out if any city volunteer initiatives are planned.GC5Q30H beach CITO3. Fill out the Event Cache submission form.Your CITO event must be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the event. Get your event submitted early and give yourself time to square away any details.Type & Location: Select Cache In Trash Out Event as the event type and enter the coordinates where your event will take place.Waypoints (Optional): Is there parking near your event? A trailhead you need to find to get to the right spot? Let folks know.Event Details and Description: Where is the event, what time does it start and end, and what will folks be doing? Is any special type of clothing or gear required? Will there be activities suitable for young children, or do you have to be a spring chicken to partake? Will there be a lunch break? Any safety concerns? The more details you can supply, the better.CITO in the forest4. Wait for the event to be published.Once you’ve reviewed and submitted your event listing, your local Reviewer will likely publish the event or request changes to it within a week. If you don’t hear from your Reviewer, check to make sure the event listing is actually submitted and enabled. Check to see if the Reviewer has posted any Reviewer notes in the cache logs section. Once you’ve made any necessary changes, review and submit the listing once more. Feel free to ask your Reviewer for advice if you’re struggling with the event listing.Planting trees for CITO5. Once the event is published, let people know about it!Is there a local geocaching organization you can reach out to, to let them know about your CITO? Maybe there are even some non-geocacher volunteer organizations you could recruit… the more the merrier!GC19C0T CITO in Hawaii 6. On the day of the event…Show up early.Watch the cache page and your e-mail for last minute questions.See to it that every person knows what the activity is, and how to do it.Agree on a time and location to meet up and debrief at the close of the event.After the event is over, keep the event listed long enough to allow people to log the event.Then write a thank you note, and archive it. Voila!That’s all, folks! Remember: the CITO 2018 souvenir will be available for events during the weeks of April 21-29 and September 15-23, so if you’re planning to host an event that weekend make sure you submit the cache listing at least two weeks in advance, preferably more.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related6 Steps to organize a Cache In, Trash Out (CITO) eventMarch 18, 2015In “Cache In Trash Out”Add CITO to Your Geocaching VocabularySeptember 29, 2014In “Community”CITO 2019 Season 1 RecapJune 11, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Milwaukee Bucks Eager to Build After Strong Finish to Season

first_imgST. FRANCIS, Wisconsin (AP) — With the sting of their frantic but failed Game 6 comeback effort still fresh in their minds, the Milwaukee Bucks returned to their practice facility Friday morning to pack their things and head their separate ways.The Bucks consider themselves a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference, a belief no doubt reinforced by a furious 14-4 run late in the season that propelled them to sixth place in the East and solidified by a strong, though inconsistent, effort against Toronto in the playoffs.“We thought we were the better team,” the Bucks’ Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “We thought we could beat the Raptors and go to the second round. We feel like we got the Raptors’ attention so hopefully next year … we can go deeper in the playoffs.”To get to that next step, which includes gaining home-court advantage and winning a playoff series for the first time since 2001, a lot of work needs to be done. Milwaukee needs Antetokounmpo to continue his rapid development, but will be looking to young additions like Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon, the Bucks’ two picks in last year’s draft, to refine their bodies and their games this summer.Maker was one of the biggest surprises in the league. The 15th overall pick was a relative unknown and figured, at the outset, to be a draft-and-develop pick. Instead, he made a strong impression on the coaching staff with his commitment to defense and made opposing teams panic with his ability to shoot the 3 and wound up starting all six playoff games.“It was amazing,” Maker said. “Unexpected. I thought I was just going to be on ‘Project: Build Maker’ and build my body but that’s (what I’m doing) this summer now. I thought that’s what this year was going to be about but everything turned around. I worked hard and it turned out to be way more than I expected. I don’t like the end results — it could have been way better — but you live with the results and you learn.”Brogdon might have been an even bigger surprise. He was Milwaukee’s second-round pick and began the season on the bench behind free agent acquisition, Australia’s Matthew Dellavedova. But he, too, put in the work and by season’s end, was not only the starting point guard but a key piece of the Bucks’ core.“I think it’s strong,” Brogdon said of Milwaukee’s nucleus. “I think it’s going to be one of the strongest in the NBA, as long as we’re able to stay together and as long as we’re able to stay healthy. I think we’re going to be one of the best teams in the NBA.”The Bucks have been in this position before. They were considered a team on the rise in 2010, when they forced the Hawks to seven games but stumbled the next season and didn’t return to the postseason until sneaking into the eighth spot in 2013.Two years later, Milwaukee was thought to be a sleeper after the Bucks finished .500 in Kidd’s first season at the helm, but again they faltered the next season and missed the playoffs.Maintaining the momentum will be a major focus.Milwaukee should benefit with some roster stability. The team’s young core appears set in place with Antetokounmpo, Henson and Khris Middleton locked into long-term contracts, as are Dellavedova and Mirza Teletovic.General manager John Hammond faces a tough question with Jabari Parker, who will miss at least the first half of the 2017-18 season after tearing his ACL in February. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft is eligible for a contract extension this summer and was in line to earn something close to the $100 million Milwaukee gave Antetokounmpo last year.ANDREW WAGNER, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more