Compton 48, Jordan 21 Lakewood 31, Millikan 28 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the WeekPoly 35, Wilson 7 Bishop Amat vs. St. John Bosco, late Dominguez 39, Downey 0 Warren 17, Paramount 6 Artesia 42, La Mirada 34 Friday’s results Lynwood 34, Cabrillo 12 Bellflower 59, Glenn 6 Cerritos vs. Gahr, late Mayfair vs. Norwalk, late North Torrance 48, Centennial 6 Verbum Dei vs. St. Anthony, late Grace Brethren 31, Valley Christian 0 San Pedro 21, Banning 6 Carson 9, Gardena 6 Narbonne 27, Washington 9 Huntington Park 35, Roosevelt 22 South Gate 40, South East 10 Today’s games Hillcrest Christian at Avalon, 1 p.m. Maranatha vs. Downey Calvary Chapel at Clark Field FRIDAY PHENOMS Passing Daniel Kozasky, South Gate: 8 of 14 passes, 185 yards, 2 TDs Ronnie Goforth, Mayfair: 11 of 15 passes, 162 yards, 2 TDs Tony Minero, La Mirada: 9 of 15 passes, 142 yards, 2 TDs Rushing Jeremy Avery, Bellflower: 13 carries, 202 yards, 2 TDs Peter Gonzalez, South Gate: 14 carries, 169 yards, 4 TDs Lamar Chapman, Compton: 10 carries, 121 yards, TD Eddie Martinez, La Mirada: 11 carries 110 yards, TD Anthony Wright, Compton: 9 carries, 108 yards, TD Corey Norman, Mayfair: 18 carries, 104 yards, 2 TDs (and receiving TD) Troy Guthrie, Poly: 15 carries, 101 yards, TD Donald Green, Compton: 2 carries, 101 yards, 97-yard rushing TD O’Neal Boatner, Compton: 14 carries, 90 yards, 2 TDs Brandon Johnson, Dominguez: 9 carries, 61 yards, 3 TDs Receiving Richard Sherman, Dominguez: 4 catches, 113 yards, 2 TDs Tyler Pistoia, Wilson: 3 catches, 100 yards, TD Other Hilton Dawson, Dominguez: Two interceptions Joey Padilla, San Pedro: Two sacks, one rushing TD 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
7 October 2004Public Works Minister Stella Siqcau has launched a construction industry transformation charter process to address imbalances in the sector and to involve more black South Africans in the industry.A management committee has been established by the construction industry to help guide the process of developing the charter, which will be in line with the government’s broad-based black economic empowerment strategy.“Through the charter process, a pragmatic and effective transformation strategy will be developed”, Sigcau said at Tuesday’s launch, adding that the charter would also cater for women’s empowerment.“We are going a step further to ensure that women, youth and the disabled also benefit from the transformation process in the industry”, she said.Sigcau said her department was embarking on a drive to eradicate “fronting”. She issued a warning to companies which claimed to be black-owned or woman-owned enterprises yet were not, saying the government would ascertain the status of companies before any contracts were awarded to them.She said government would also work on its tender policies to ensure industry compliance with the rules laid down in the charter.Source: BuaNews
19 November 2012 Ireland views Africa as a future economic giant, and South Africa as a key gateway to the continent, visiting Irish Trade and Development Minister Joe Costello told journalists in Cape Town on Thursday. Costello last week led the largest ever Irish trade mission – a group of 57 business leaders – to South Africa. Speaking at a joint media briefing with South African Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman, Costello said Ireland wanted to improve economic, investment and social ties with South Africa. He said that the overall Irish economic investment in South Africa was substantial. Presently, 180 Irish companies were doing business in South Africa. Last year, 25 000 Irish tourists arrived in South Africa. “Yesterday I announced a R500-million investment by an Irish company in wind and solar farms, as well as an investment in Vodacom. We want to see investment as a two-way process,” Costello added. Earlier, Costello and Fransman held talks under the auspices of the South African-Ireland Partnership Forum, established in 2004 to stimulate meaningful cooperation between the two countries. Fransman said South Africa believed its partnership with Ireland should be to the advantage of itself, the Southern African Development Community, as well as Africa. South Africa, he said, would engage Ireland on energy and climate change, a phenomenon that would no doubt affect agriculture in Africa. Earlier last week, Ireland gained a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. “We will reflect with Ireland on some of the difficult challenges facing the world. Your seat will advance the interest of human rights in the world,” said Fransman. South Africa also congratulated Ireland on its forthcoming assumption of the European Union (EU) presidency in January. The two ministers agreed that the challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment remained acute in South Africa. They were also concerned about the food crisis in Lesotho and its potential to cause a humanitarian crisis, and committed to helping Lesotho ease its food crisis. Ireland will also be assisting South Africa with a skills development programme, which will include the establishment of a fellowship programme to help South Africans who want to conduct post-graduate studies in Ireland. Source: SANews.gov.za
Ardmore Ceramic Art was established by Fée Halsted on Ardmore Farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg, in KwaZulu-Natal. Halsted was just one of the designers who gathered in Cape Town for the guild’s first-ever Guild Design Fair. (Image: Ardmore Ceramic Art)• Trevyn and Julian McGowanFoundersSouthern Guild+27 82 490 [email protected]• Finding South Africa’s most beautiful object • Bringing design to South Africa’s streets • South African designer at London fashion week• South African jewellery design students excel • Soweto Fashion Week supports African designMelissa Jane CookWhen it comes to design South Africa is still in its infancy, but it is rapidly maturing, driven in part by the collective Southern Guild.The nation’s southern-most city, Cape Town, is becoming a leader in the field. It snagged the World Design Capital designation for the year, and no lesser publication than The New York Times has noted that South Africa is emerging as a significant design hub. In an article, By Design, South Africa’s Creative Uprising, published on February 28, it wrote that the country had been “quietly asserting” itself as the new space of design talent.Founders of Southern Guild, husband-and-wife team Julian and Trevyn McGowan, are working to put South African design in the world’s spotlight. Since its inception in 2008, Southern Guild has taken emerging and established South African designers to exhibit in Miami, Dubai, New York, Basel and beyond. “Design is a very young industry in South Africa,” says Trevyn McGowan. “Craft is very old, but design is relatively new. It’s an exploding arena. It really only started around 15 years ago, around the same time that South Africa as a true country was born.”The guild’s designers are all linked by a common thread: a commitment to always showcase African materials, motifs, traditions and techniques in their work. “We take designers around the world with us to expand their understanding and experience of what is happening globally, primarily so they can stay as intrinsically African as they can as designers… In the busy and noisy world of design, how do you carve your own path?”McGowan says Southern Guild was established as a forum for South African designers to challenge and support each other. “They are all unified by national origin, but come with diverse views and voices and the collection now has a reputation for innovation, excellence and a truly fresh perspective.” The guild is a platform for South African collectible design, according to its website, with an invited list of the best South African designers and artists each year. It is “devoted to encouraging South African designers and artists to explore and produce more challenging work”.Dokter and Misses is industrial designer Adriaan Hugo and his spouse, graphic designer Katy Taplin. They have combined their skills to produce a selection of furniture, lighting, objects and design-art pieces. (Image: Dokter and Misses)The designersArdmore Ceramic Art was established by Fée Halsted on Ardmore Farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg, in KwaZulu-Natal. It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and indeed Halsted developed the exuberant, exotic style that has made Ardmore ceramics famous, as a response to a need: “I made tiles and if one cracked, I’d stick a rabbit or bird on the top to hide it,” she recalls. The group uses the bright colours and patterns found in regional flora and fauna in their designs.When it turned 25 in 2010, Ardmore launched its Ardmore Design Collection. With this, it translated Ardmore’s distinctive imagery and styling into functional, quality ceramic and non-ceramic products, including dinnerware, tapestries, furniture, fabrics for soft furnishings, and more.Dokter and Misses is industrial designer Adriaan Hugo and his spouse, graphic designer Katy Taplin. They have combined their skills to produce a selection of furniture, lighting, objects and design-art pieces. Dokter and Misses’ work is known for its strong modernist lines, graphic patterns and the sense of humour that runs throughout.The team’s Kassena server, for example, is based on the mud houses of Burkina Faso that are constructed by men and painted by women. “We’re very influenced by our surroundings, whether it’s a traditional African place or driving through the middle of Maputo, in Mozambique, or in Pretoria or Joburg’s city centre,” says Taplin.According to The New York Times, their peers’ work has a similar sense of place. The sculptor Daniella Mooney works largely with natural, indigenous materials like stone, wood and moss. Andile Dyalvane of Imiso Ceramics considers scarification to be one of his signature techniques; many of his pieces mimic patterns sliced into skin, a tradition that’s still practiced by his tribe. “I didn’t do it deliberately – it happened subconsciously,” he says. Laurie Wiid van Heerden of Wiid Design frequently collaborates with and is inspired by numerous local artists, including the immensely successful furniture designer Gregor Jenkin. “South Africa is really unique, because we’ve got so many languages and cultures and people and ethnic groups,” he says.In March 2014 these designers and others gathered in Cape Town for the guild’s first-ever Guild Design Fair, a 10-day showcase of inspired objects and furniture. Global exhibitors ranged from Milan’s Rossana Orlandi and São Paulo’s Coletivo Amor de Madre, to Nacho Carbonell from Netherlands and Manhattan gallery R 20th Century. Guild coincided with Design Indaba, an annual conference bringing some of the world’s foremost design authorities together in the Mother City.It is no coincidence these events take place in the capital. Cape Town is a buzzing hotbed of design. McGowan says: “Much of that buzz is centred on the Woodstock district, which has seen resurgence in the past few years. There’s such a concentration of designers who’ve moved down to this area that’s transformed overnight. There are top art galleries, high-end and young emerging designers and crafts, a real cross-section.”Reacting to the welcoming international response to South African designers, she adds: “People are ready for Africa, and Africa is stepping into a place that we need as humanity right now.” South African is celebrating 20 years of democracy, and it is the perfect time for designers to be recognised.World Design CapitalCape Town was designated World Design Capital for 2014 at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, edging out fellow shortlisted cities Dublin and Bilbao. The World Design Capital title is awarded bi-annually by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to give global prominence to cities that use design for their social, economic and cultural development.It is not a conventional design competition, but rather about design in its broadest sense, and about designing better cities for people. The title gives Cape Town a chance to showcase its achievements and aspirations through a year-long programme of design-led events and activities – there are more than 450 officially recognised projects and hundreds of open events.In its bid, the city said it was not about Cape Town claiming that it was already an established design capital, but instead it acknowledged that it was using “design thinking” as a tool for transformation. The theme for the year – “Live Design. Transform Life” – focuses on the role that design can play in social transformation.
LAS VEGAS, NV — Every year, a new show house — dubbed the New American Home — is built for the annual International Builders’ Show. Designed for energy efficiency, this year’s New American Home is an 8,500-square-foot Las Vegas mansion with 25 heating and cooling zones, four water heaters, and a swimming pool.The details of the show home were described in a sparsely attended workshop on the second floor of the Las Vegas convention center by Brad Oberg, chief technology officer at IBACOS, an energy consulting firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oberg was instrumental in refining the design of the home’s energy-efficiency features.Although the home is equipped with a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array — that is, about $90,000 of PV modules — it nevertheless requires an additional 4,239 kWh of grid-supplied electricity and $2,000 of natural gas per year. “The buyer of this New American House is in the position to buy a large house,” explained Oberg. “He bought a large house that uses much less energy than if he had bought a large house from another builder.”Describing the house for Popular Mechanics, reporter Harry Sawyers noted, “In its defense, the house cools itself using 39 percent as much fuel as a comparably sized structure, but using a rough Las Vegas average of $7 per million BTU in natural gas (the national average is $4.90), we estimate that this house consumes close to 300 million BTU in gas per year. At 293 kWh per million BTU, that’s getting up past 85,000 kWh per year — three times the average American home’s 27,022 annual kWh. Put simply, this house is bloated.”