Hosting guide – Hibirgeur http://hibirgeur.com/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 17:14:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hibirgeur.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-11-120x120.png Hosting guide – Hibirgeur http://hibirgeur.com/ 32 32 Golfers wanted for event to help starving families – Presse et Guide https://hibirgeur.com/golfers-wanted-for-event-to-help-starving-families-presse-et-guide/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 20:00:21 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/golfers-wanted-for-event-to-help-starving-families-presse-et-guide/ Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to hit the green in support of the Fish & Loaves Community Pantry. The organization is hosting its 14th annual Par for the Course event on September 17 at Taylor Meadows Golf Course in Taylor. Fish & Loaves is Michigan’s largest customer food pantry of choice, serving families […]]]>

Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to hit the green in support of the Fish & Loaves Community Pantry.

The organization is hosting its 14th annual Par for the Course event on September 17 at Taylor Meadows Golf Course in Taylor.

Fish & Loaves is Michigan’s largest customer food pantry of choice, serving families in need of emergency or long-term food assistance. In 2021, the Par for the Course event helped Fish & Loaves purchase and distribute over 1.7 million pounds of food to help feed 21,634 households.

All proceeds support the Pantry’s mission to “make sure no one goes hungry” in Taylor and the surrounding communities of Allen Park, Brownstown Twp., Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate and Woodhaven.

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I suck at surfing, but I love it | Hot Summer Guide | Halifax, Nova Scotia https://hibirgeur.com/i-suck-at-surfing-but-i-love-it-hot-summer-guide-halifax-nova-scotia/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:04:12 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/i-suck-at-surfing-but-i-love-it-hot-summer-guide-halifax-nova-scotia/ OWhen I woke up last Saturday, I had no idea that was the day I would try surfing for the first time. It all started with a text: My friend Isabella was hosting someone from out of town and she had booked a surf lesson in Lawrencetown. Would I like to sit at the beach […]]]>

OWhen I woke up last Saturday, I had no idea that was the day I would try surfing for the first time. It all started with a text: My friend Isabella was hosting someone from out of town and she had booked a surf lesson in Lawrencetown. Would I like to sit at the beach with her while her guest, July-Ann, goes surfing? I don’t have a car, so I jump at almost every chance to get to the beach, especially on a hot, sunny day like Saturday. I said yes.

I should have anticipated that when we got to Lawrencetown, my friend and I would be roped into the surf lesson. Isabella immediately got to work. I was more hesitant. There were only two places left, we were told. It’s now or never. After slight peer pressure, I gave in. It was time to try surfing.

Putting on a wetsuit is a sport in itself. Carrying a surfboard onto the rocky beach is a similar test of willpower. I felt like we had already practiced before the lesson started. When we were finally prepped and in our place on the sand, our instructor Nate gave us the rundown. We learned the parts of the board, how to catch a wave – in theory – and some safety tips. He taught us how to pop up – moving from a fluid motion from prone to standing up – and we practiced on land.

Trying to get up on solid ground, I stumbled. I should mention that I have issues with my cerebellum, the center of the brain for balance and coordination. If anyone is biologically predetermined to suck at surfing, it’s me. But damn it, it was time to get in the water.

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The surf team, left to right: Isabella MacKay, July-Ann El Baze, Kaija Jussinoja.

The five of us in the lesson walked towards the big waves crashing in a straight line, holding our surfboards. My heart was beating. It was as if we were storming the beaches of Normandy, upside down.

The waves were close together that day making it difficult to catch one. After wading through the water for a bit, with Nate’s help, I managed to flip the board, land on it like a fish, and row with all my might at the right time, catching my first wave. I lay on my stomach, but even still, racing toward the shore, propelled by the ocean, was exhilarating. I screamed. I could not believe it. When I hit the sand, I turned around and went straight back to the waves.

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Coastal journalist Kaija Jussinoja tried surfing for the first time last week at Lawrencetown Beach.

Back in April, I spoke to surf therapists about the healing power of the sport, and now I get it. It’s not that surfing is necessarily relaxing, but when you’re battling against the waves, just you against the ocean, all your other worries disappear. And the adrenaline rush of riding a wave is unbeatable.

Once the lesson was over, we were able to keep the equipment for the rest of the day to practice the things we had learned. I never managed to get up on set, but that’s me. July-Ann appeared like a pro within hours. Isabella managed to surf on her knees. So if you’re trying to surf, know that the level you’ll be at in a day is different for everyone. It’s completely normal to belly surf the first time, and it’s just as much fun, I promise.

By the end of our surfing adventure, the three of us were exhausted, but in a good way. We listened to the Beach Boys all the way back to Halifax, proud of our new status as real surfers.

I felt accomplished, not because I could surf, but because I has tried surf. Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something you never thought you could do, even if you weren’t doing very well, is an incredible feeling. Conquering the mighty ocean is mighty. If you have any surfers in your life, they’ve definitely pushed you to try it. But take it from someone who is destined to suck at it: you should try surfing. You’ll be glad you did.

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Callie Brownson continues to guide more women into football with ‘All Girls Football Clinic’ https://hibirgeur.com/callie-brownson-continues-to-guide-more-women-into-football-with-all-girls-football-clinic/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 22:04:11 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/callie-brownson-continues-to-guide-more-women-into-football-with-all-girls-football-clinic/ For many women interested in football, Brownson is a trailblazer. She was the first woman to coach in an NFL regular season game in 2020. She is one of the few female coaches currently holding a full-time coaching position, and her duties have only expanded since joining the Browns in 2020. –Head coach Kevin Stefanski […]]]>

For many women interested in football, Brownson is a trailblazer.

She was the first woman to coach in an NFL regular season game in 2020. She is one of the few female coaches currently holding a full-time coaching position, and her duties have only expanded since joining the Browns in 2020. –Head coach Kevin Stefanski has added the assistant wide receivers coach to his responsibilities this offseason.

With Brownson’s growing popularity in the game and the programs provided by the Browns, girls’ participation in flag football continues to grow in northeast Ohio.

Northeast Ohio Girls High School’s Flag Football division has grown from 55 girls in 2021 to over 140 girls in 2022, and that growth is expected to continue with events like the Canton Clinic, which was for girls ages 8 to 18, and an annual Girls High School Flag Football Championship Tournament, which began in May at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns also continue to push for flag football to become a fully sanctioned varsity sport available to female student athletes through OHSAA by hosting more clinics and events featuring Brownson.

“It’s been really cool for me,” Brownson said. “I have been able to meet a lot of young people who are just amazed that they can add ‘football coach’ or ‘scout’ to their list of what they want to be when they grow up. ‘it’s about.” .”

Brownson, who started playing football aged 8, joked that she was “envious” of the expanded opportunities girls are given to play football. She was unable to play in high school, but believes more women are about to enter the professional ranks of the sport as girls’ participation in flag football is on the rise.

The exposure of girls practicing this sport has also increased. An example of this will be the August 4 Hall of Fame game between the Raiders and Jaguars at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium – Kirtland High School and Lake Catholic High School Girls Flag Football Teams will play during halftime of the match in custom Browns jerseys.

“It will be the memory of a lifetime for them,” Brownson said. “It’s gotta be the coolest feeling for them to be able to play an NFL game in front of a crowd like that. It makes it feel more and more real. It’s going to be goosebumps, I’m sure.”

Brownson could also get goosebumps next week when she walks the sidelines in Finland.

This is where Brownson’s work in a head coaching role with USA Football will be on display. The months of preparation leading up to the World Championship were a welcome new challenge for Brownson as she took command of the roster build, coaching staff and team identity. The team held their last practice of training camp on Monday at

Brownson relied on her fellow coaches with the Browns for advice. Offensive quality control coach Ashton Grant and assistant defensive backs coach Brandon Lynch, for example, joined her in March for tryouts in Florida and helped pick the team’s top 45 players.

In Finland, Brownson will lead the team alone. Odessa Jenkins, who is the team’s running backs coach and helped coach the clinic on Tuesday, said the team instantly had complete faith in Brownson after everything she’s already accomplished as a ‘coach.

“You don’t have to earn respect when you already have it,” Jenkins said. “I think she’s a player’s coach. She’s very meticulous. When you’ve been coaching the game for as long as she has, you understand the nuances and the preparation. She came into the room with respect.”

When Brownson returns to Cleveland, she will resume her normal day-to-day duties with the Browns – and continue to push forward as a pioneer for women in football.

The progress she helped create was all around her Tuesday in Canton.

“I never really came into football to be a ‘first’ or a ‘pioneer’,” she said. “Those kinds of things were very timely. All I really hope is that I set a pretty good example for young women who want to work in football, play football or be in football from a one way or another.”

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Euro 2022 women’s teams, star players and predictions https://hibirgeur.com/euro-2022-womens-teams-star-players-and-predictions-2/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 18:14:10 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/euro-2022-womens-teams-star-players-and-predictions-2/ Sweden Administrator: Pierre Gerhardson Captain: Caroline Seger Best performances in euros: Winners (1984) Euro 2017 result: Quarter-finalists World ranking: 2nd Expected end: Semi-finalists Who is their coach? Peter Gerhardsson has overseen a period of significant stability and consistency in his five years in charge, including a third-place finish at the 2019 World Cup and silver […]]]>

Sweden

  • Administrator: Pierre Gerhardson
  • Captain: Caroline Seger
  • Best performances in euros: Winners (1984)
  • Euro 2017 result: Quarter-finalists
  • World ranking: 2nd
  • Expected end: Semi-finalists

Who is their coach? Peter Gerhardsson has overseen a period of significant stability and consistency in his five years in charge, including a third-place finish at the 2019 World Cup and silver at last year’s Olympics. However, it’s time for his team to deliver a major title, before this crop of players reaches its peak.

Who is their star player? The main strength of this Swedish team is the consistency within the team, which can usually be counted on to give at least a 7/10 performance without any individual making headlines. However, former Manchester City player Kosovare Asllani, 32, is among the most reliable players.

How do they play? Sweden haven’t lost a game in more than 90 minutes since the start of the pandemic and they won’t concede many goals with a strong four-man defender. Going forward, Fridolina Rolfo’s pace and athleticism are a major threat, and the midfielder has a mix of youth and vast experience, led by 37-year-old Caroline Seger.

Best useless stat: Over two-thirds of Sweden’s land mass is covered in forest (the rest is covered by Asllani).

Chances of victory in four words: Guaranteed to be solid.

Swiss

  • The Head Coach: Nils Nielsen
  • Captain: Lia Walti
  • Best performances in euros: Group stage (2017)
  • Euro 2017 result: Group stage
  • World ranking: 20th
  • Expected end: Exit from the group stage

Who is their coach? Greenland-born Nils Nielsen previously oversaw Denmark’s run to the Euro 2017 final, knocking out then-holders Germany before being beaten by Holland in a thrilling final.

Who is their star player? PSG’s ex-Chelsea striker Ramona Bachmann is a nuisance to defences, but may not have as much pace as before. An integral part of their hopes will be Arsenal’s Lia Walti in midfield as they take on two of the competition’s highest-rated teams in Group C.

How do they play? Switzerland will not be burdened with high expectations as they enter only their second Euro campaign. Nielsen is capable of a tactical change but his side have recently set themselves up with a 4-2-3-1.

Best useless stat: Switzerland is one of 44 landlocked countries in the world.

Chances of victory in four words: Out of luck at best.

Portugal

  • Coach: Francisco Neto
  • Captain: Ana Borges – although no official captain has been named
  • Best performances in euros: Group stage (2017)
  • Euro 2017 result: Group stage
  • World ranking: 30th
  • Expected end: Exit from the group stage

Who is their coach? Francisco Neto has been in charge for eight years and led Portugal to two consecutive Euros, but first they missed out on qualifying for this tournament. Their place in these finals was not confirmed until May, when UEFA elected them to replace Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.

Who is their star player? Benfica’s 19-year-old deep striker Francisca ‘Kika’ Nazareth has excellent control and might be one of their most impressive talents.

How do they play? Neto’s side have sometimes played with wingers and at other times they have played in a 4-3-3, but no matter what they try, this group seems extremely difficult for them to escape. They have plenty of talented players, but the caliber and strength of Sweden and the Netherlands will bode ill.

Best useless stat: In the 1992 Men’s Euro, when Yugoslavia were disqualified from the tournament final due to a war, their replacements Denmark won the title – could history repeat itself with another clash? seismic?

Chances of victory in four words: Will not be in the running.

Group D

France

  • The Head Coach: Corinne Deacon
  • Captain: Wendie Fox
  • Best performances in euros: Quarter-finals (2009, 2013, 2017)
  • Euro 2017 result: Quarter-finalists
  • World ranking: 3rd
  • Expected end: Quarter-finalists, again

Who is their coach? Corinne Deacon made history as the first woman to captain a side in the top two tiers of French men’s club football, but in international women’s football it’s fair to say the jury is still out. She controversially omitted Lyonnaise Amandine Henry from her squad this summer, despite the midfielder starring in her club’s Champions League final triumph in May. France are blessed with a host of talent, but they haven’t made it past the quarter-finals of a major tournament in a decade. If that doesn’t change, Deacon might not be able to keep his job.

Who is their star player? Among the stars of this France team who have not been abandoned by Deacon this summer, deadly striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto is hoping to challenge for the Golden Boot, while some trademarks have headed the goals on kicks arrested by their imposing central defender Wendie. Fox are almost guaranteed.

How do they play? France are expected to continue with the 4-3-3 system familiar to their dominant national teams Lyon and PSG, whose players make up almost half of Deacon’s squad.

Best useless stat: This year’s Women’s Euro will last two days longer than the Tour de France.

Chances of victory in four words: Things won’t be boring.

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Your Guide to a Day Trip to Governors Island https://hibirgeur.com/your-guide-to-a-day-trip-to-governors-island/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 01:00:33 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/your-guide-to-a-day-trip-to-governors-island/ Just half a mile from Lower Manhattan—and an easy hop from Hudson County—Governors Island is packed with fun things to do and makes for an amazing day trip. This island is open all year round and can only be reached by ferry. The 172-acre island is car-free and easy to explore on foot or by […]]]>

Just half a mile from Lower Manhattan—and an easy hop from Hudson County—Governors Island is packed with fun things to do and makes for an amazing day trip. This island is open all year round and can only be reached by ferry. The 172-acre island is car-free and easy to explore on foot or by bike. And with tons of restaurants, art exhibits, picnic areas, events, and a spa, there’s always something fun to do here. Read on to learn more about things to do on Governors Island and start planning your adventure.

History of Governors Island

The Lenape knew the island as Paggank (“Nut Island”) and used it seasonally as a fishing ground. When the Dutch arrived they set up their first camps here, so you could say this place is the birthplace of what would become New York. When the British finally took over, they renamed the island and reserved it for ‘Her Majesty’s Governors’ – which suddenly helps give the island’s name a bit more meaning.

The island was used by the British during the American Revolution. From the 1800s until 1996, the island was used as a base for the US military. Two historic forts – Castle Williams and Fort Jay – are maintained by the island’s National Park Service. Governors Island officially opened to the public in 2005 as a place of rest and refuge from city life.

How to get there

Ferries depart from Lower Manhattan and a few places in Brooklyn. From Hoboken or Jersey City, taking the Lower Manhattan Ferry is the easiest way. You can go to the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street to board the next ferry.

You can book your tickets online in advance, which is recommended on busy days. Alternatively, $4 return tickets are available at the ferry terminal. An economic tip: ferries leaving before noon on Saturdays and Sundays are free. Also, there is no additional cost to bring your bike.

Check the Governors Island website for more updated ferry schedule.

Read more: A look at Ellis Island’s history + why you should visit

Things to do

Go for a bike ride

With 7 miles of paved trails, biking is one of the best ways to explore Governors Island. The views of Manhattan, Jersey City, and the Statue of Liberty are hard to beat. You can, of course, bring your own bike or even choose to rent one on the island. There are three Citi Bike stations – plus Blazing Saddles offers bike, scooter, pedal car and surrey rentals.

Relax in a hammock

For some R&R, Hammock Grove is the place to go. There are a dozen red hammocks in the area which are perfect for reading or sleeping. As you enjoy a downtime, you might hear a rustle in the grass around you. Don’t be surprised if you see a farm animal — a flock of sheep spends his summer on Governors Island to help control invasive plant species.

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To take a walk

Or it can be a walk, if that’s more your thing. Guided walking tours are offered on weekends. For more of a “hike”, we recommend climbing to the top of the hills for rewarding views of the island and Manhattan.

Take the kids to the playground

With two playgrounds, a rock climbingand the ever popular Slide Hillthere are so many things for the little ones to do on Governors Island.

Go kayaking

Visitors can kayak for free from Pier 101. Kayaking is currently only offered on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Everything you need is provided, including equipment and a basic lesson.

Connect with nature

Volunteer with the composting center or join a Educational garden workshop to get your hands dirty. For something a little less involved, visit the lavender field to take some dream photos.

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To play petanque

For those who don’t know, petanque is a fun ball-throwing game similar to petanque. There is now an Industry City Carreau Club outpost on Governors Island. Courts are available online to reserve in advance, or you can register in person to play this fun French game. It costs $5/person per hour and you can grab drinks from the cute green cart before you start playing. Beginners may get a quick glimpse of the rules, but it’s really easy to understand.

Discover the art

Keep an eye out for public art installations and programs across the island. “Yankee hanger“Always makes for a great photo shoot.

Refresh yourself at the Spa

QC NY Spa is the ultimate escape on Governors Island. New for the 2022 season, this spa offers outdoor pools with incredible views of Manhattan, wellness experiences, massages and more. For something particularly romantic, book the Aperitif at sunset live.

Spend the night

For an adult version of camping, you can book a stay on the island’s collective retreat. Don’t worry, you can still make s’mores. These glamping tents are the only overnight accommodations on the island, so you’ll really feel like you have the place all to yourself. Breakfast is delivered straight to your tent, meaning you can enjoy a coffee and watch the sunrise without leaving your bed.

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Plan a picnic

All you need is a blanket and a basket of supplies to pack for a great picnic on Governors Island. There are tons of grassy spots where you can sit and enjoy the sun and the scenic views. If you want to upgrade your picnic, you can actually book a grill ahead for a BBQ or burgers.

Island Oyster | 146 Carder Road

Island Oyster is all about the vibes. With its beach-club style, which earned it a James Beard nomination for design, and sweeping views of Manhattan, it’s the chic choice for a cocktail and seafood.

Tacos Vista | 140 Carder Road

When the craving for guac strikes, Taco Vista is ready to help. Margs, burritos, burgers and, of course, tacos are also on the menu. This place is right on the water and is a laid back place to wait for the next ferry.

Island of Gitano | 125 Carder Road

This newcomer from Governors Island transports us directly to Tulum. Craft cocktails, elevated beach dining, and DJ sets are to be expected.

Collective Retreat Three Summits Lodge

This restaurant is not just for glamping guests. It’s a great place to stop for lunch or to spend some leisurely time sipping a drink and admiring the view.

Pizza Court | 403 Comfort Road

The best (and only) pizza on the island, as the energetic Pizza Yard team likes to say. This is the place to go for delicious wood-fired pizzas that can be enjoyed at one of the many shaded picnic tables nearby.

The Newyorkina

Paletas are similar to popsicles but pop with more flavor. It’s no surprise they make a great summer treat – and La Newyorkina is the place to get a refreshing handmade paleta. Prepare to queue on a hot summer day.

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Liggett Terrace | 517 Clayton Road

Most of the food on the island can be found in the Liggett Terrace food court. A selection of permanent and rotating food trucks are parked here, offering cuisine from around the world. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect:

Little Eva

Little Eva still Gets crowded but worth the wait. It serves everything from frozen cocktails to vegan chili. There’s plenty of seating here, so it’s a popular place to camp out for a bit.

Tokyo wand

New for the season, Tokyo Drumstick serves fried chicken sandwiches and boba tea.

Fauzia’s celestial delights

It’s a Governors Island classic. It serves an impressive Jamaican fusion and particularly nails its delicious codfish fritters.

Threes Brewing and the Meat Hook

Local craft beers, burgers, and hot dogs are on the menu here. Threes Brewing even did a special release just for Governors Island.

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Joe Cafe

Some of New York’s best coffee is available at a few locations on the island, including a food truck — painted in Joe Coffee’s signature blue. Filter coffee, cold brew, teas, and pastries are available. Pro tip – they also pick up Oddfellows ice cream here.

See more: These New Jersey farms are hosting ‘farm-to-table’ meals

Events + Traditions

Jazz Age Lawn Party

This is Governors Island’s main event. One weekend every summer, people put together their best 1920s outfits and head to the island for tons of fun. We’re talking vintage cocktails, live jazz, croquet, picnic and more. This year, the event took place in mid-June. Tickets are required and they sell out fast – so be sure to plan ahead for next year.

Pride Island

Governors Island celebrates Pride weekend with a 21+ music festival. This is a ticketed event and the 2022 lineup included Lil’ Kim, Kim Petras and Shenseea.

Movie nights

During the summer, free outdoor films are screened on the parade ground. Bring a blanket and plenty of snacks to enjoy during the show. The genius hits theaters August 5th.

NYC organizes races

For those looking to sweat it out on the island: you can sign up for one of the upcoming NYC Runs events like the Haunted Island 5k or 10ktaking place on Halloween.

With so much to do on Governors Island, it can feel like a different trip every time. It’s one of the easiest places to get away to when you want a car-free getaway. The only thing that would make it better would be a direct ferry from Hoboken or Jersey City. Maybe one day.

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Your guide to an inspired trip from Madiba to Mzansi https://hibirgeur.com/your-guide-to-an-inspired-trip-from-madiba-to-mzansi/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 08:07:53 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/your-guide-to-an-inspired-trip-from-madiba-to-mzansi/ Madiba loved tourism with all her heart and believed that tourism was a sector that had the potential to improve people’s lives. In his memoirs, he wrote about the freedom he felt exploring nature and swimming in streams as he grew up in Qunu. At times, the beauty of South Africa’s natural landscape and its […]]]>

Madiba loved tourism with all her heart and believed that tourism was a sector that had the potential to improve people’s lives. In his memoirs, he wrote about the freedom he felt exploring nature and swimming in streams as he grew up in Qunu. At times, the beauty of South Africa’s natural landscape and its interactions with South Africans of diverse cultures provided respite from the struggles of colonial oppression.

Here are five ways to travel to South Africa with Madiba in mind:

Stay in the townships for the real experience

Madiba drew a lot of inspiration from the townships’ culture and lifestyle and connected with the townships of SA by participating in local activities including boxing and cross-country running.

His legacy is an inspiration to many who wish to walk in his footsteps, eat what he ate, and socialize where he did. For a Mabiba-inspired journey, you must stay in the townships for an authentic experience, similar to how he would have lived on famed Vilakazi Street Orlando West, Soweto. It is the only street in the world to have hosted two Nobel laureates – Madiba and the late Desmond Tutu.

Tshepo Matlou, Head of Communications and Marketing at online booking platform Jurni, said: “Madiba’s legacy and love for his then-community transformed Vilakazi Street into a thriving business district. , including thriving restaurants and accommodations. The lifestyle element in the area is fantastic as people from all over want to experience the township that inspired Mandela and Tutu. But this is just one example of what the townships have to offer Authenticity is a value you can expect when booking holidays in Mzansi townships as each has its own story to tell.”

Food

While traditional South African cuisine or ukutja kwethu kwasekhaya (homemade food) was Madiba’s favourite, the former president had an adventurous palate. Local dishes like samp and beans (umngqusho), chicken and dombolo are said to be what he enjoyed the most. And when he felt adventurous, he would ask for amasi malva pudding, rice pudding or fishcakes and poached eggs. Consider taking a local food tour or researching restaurants that specialize in these foods.

Insights Restaurant at Sanctuary Mandela – Nelson Mandela’s former presidential residence turned boutique hotel – serves delicious dishes cooked by his former personal chef Xoliswa Ndoyiya. She creates Madiba’s favorite dishes for the public, from the very home she cooked for him for 20 years. These dishes include Umsila Wenkomo (Oxtail), Shrimp Curry, Kingklip Chowder and Peri-Peri Chicken.

Architecture

Across South Africa there are various places that capture the spirit of Mandela. In Sandton, the large bronze statue ‘Dancing Madiba’ lights up Nelson Mandela Square. In Howick, Durban, the iconic Mandela Capture installation is photographed by tourists from all over the world.

“International travelers often want a Mandela-related experience,” notes Sandra Kneubuhler, district manager for Radisson Hotel Group in South Africa. “And South Africa is rich in artistic and architectural discoveries. At our hotels, we often recommend that visitors take a street art tour of the streets of Maboneng, visit Vilakazi Street in Soweto, and take advantage of the morning to stroll through the many art galleries dotted around the Cape Town’s CBD or take a trip to Robben Island, which can be viewed from the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. There are no shortage of ways to celebrate Mandela and follow in his footsteps in South Africa. »

Landscapes

South Africa is home to some of the most famous safaris in the world. The Kruger National is the second oldest game reserve in Africa. Affectionately known as ‘The Park’, Kruger is home to a greater variety of large mammals (147 species) than any other game reserve in Africa. Nelson Mandela himself kicked off his 80th birthday celebrations in 1998 by throwing a party for children in Kruger Park.

If you want to explore the magic of Kruger on your own, the famous Kruger Gate Hotel, located in the Greater Kruger Conservancy, is the perfect way to access the park in minutes, any time of the day. The hotel also offers great all-day package options that combine safari experiences with a stay that immerses guests in pristine wilderness where large herds and powerful predators roam free.

Attitude

A real way to immerse yourself in a new city is to mingle with its inhabitants. Walking tours, outdoor activities and cooking classes give travelers the opportunity to experience the friendliness that South Africans are famous for. Airbnb Experiences are local-lived experiences so anyone can book and participate. They are a great way to explore the range of cultures in South Africa. Consider new experiences like architectural sunset tours of Pretoria, Cape Malay or African food tours and full-day African print clothing design classes.

As you travel through Mzansi this year, consider these words from Madiba’s 1995 speech, where he said, “Our natural beauty provides only a fitting setting for our country’s most precious asset: its people. Our nation is made up of warm and generous people. Its wide variety of culture and heritage, once exploited to divide our people, has been transformed by them into a source of strength and wealth in all walks of life.

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Things to watch: Your guide to the best times of the week on Sky and free TV https://hibirgeur.com/things-to-watch-your-guide-to-the-best-times-of-the-week-on-sky-and-free-tv-2/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 17:05:00 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/things-to-watch-your-guide-to-the-best-times-of-the-week-on-sky-and-free-tv-2/ Provided The Janes were an “outrageous company of many smart women” who helped provide approximately 11,000 safe, affordable and illegal abortions over five years, mostly under the radar of the Chicago Police Department and the mob of the town. Listen to the Stuff To Watch podcast by hitting the “play” button below, or find it […]]]>
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The Janes were an “outrageous company of many smart women” who helped provide approximately 11,000 safe, affordable and illegal abortions over five years, mostly under the radar of the Chicago Police Department and the mob of the town.

Listen to the Stuff To Watch podcast by hitting the “play” button below, or find it on podcast apps like Apple or Spotify.

The Janes (9:30 p.m., Sunday, July 24, Prime)

Free debut for this timely new documentary about “the outrageous enterprise of many smart women” that helped provide an estimate of 11,000 safe, affordable and illegal abortions between 1968 and 1973 (when the US Supreme Court’s decision- United on Roe v Wade declared anti-abortion laws “unconstitutional”), mostly under the radar of the Chicago Police Department and the city’s mob.

Through archival and contemporary interviews with key members of “The Janes” (the name given to potential clients in need of the group’s services – “because it was simple, nice and no one was called as it”), we hear the harrowing tales of what desperate young women in Illinois would do before they were settled – and the sometimes tragic results.

Although lifted by lighter reminiscences and the frame of erudite and charming radicals on display, the overall tone is rather restrained, all the more so in light of recent events.

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The Janes is available to stream now on Neon and will debut free-to-air on Prime on July 24.

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Clara Rugaard is Neve Kelly from The Rising.

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Clara Rugaard is Neve Kelly from The Rising.

The Rising (8:30 p.m., Wednesdays from July 20, SoHo)

Danish actress Clara Rugaard stars in this eight-part crime thriller about a young woman who discovers she’s been murdered. Although initially scared and confused, she quickly becomes enraged, determined to find her killer and bring justice.

Based on the Belgian series Hotel Beau Sejour from 2016.

Top Gear (8:30 p.m., Thursdays starting July 21, Duke)

The original car show is back for its 32nd season, with petrol head hosts Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness ready to once again push their cars – and themselves – to the limit.

Kicking off the season with a trip to Florida to race buggies through alligator-infested swamps, test drive classic police cars from old-school TV shows, and do Donk races in American muscle cars, this will be another high-octane race, which will also feature the bobsled trio in a Sinclair C5.

Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock have teamed up for Demolition Man.

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Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock have teamed up for Demolition Man.

Demolition Man (9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 23, Duke)

The closer we get to its 2032 setting, the more hilarious and prescient this 1993 action-comedy becomes.

A seemingly unlikely couple of Sandra Bullock and Sylvester Stallone shine in this tale about a cryogenically frozen 90s cop who is unfrozen when his nemesis (Wesley Snipes) sets out to wreak havoc in a more peace-loving future. It’s a supposed utopia, where people are fined for swearing, had no physical contact, and Taco Bell is the only fast food franchise still standing.

The Masked Singer (7 p.m., Sundays from July 24, Three)

Anika Moa replaces Rhys Darby on the guessing panel for the second season of this celebrity singing contest. She joins returnees James Roque and Sharyn Casey, along with guests like Tami Neilson, Jono Pryor, Paul Ego, Tofiga Fepulea’i and Kings, in trying to determine the identities of those performing in disguise.

The ubiquitous Clint Randell is back on hosting duties.

Noémie Merlant opposite Adèle Haenel in Portrait of a Woman on Fire.

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Noémie Merlant opposite Adèle Haenel in Portrait of a Woman on Fire.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (8:40 p.m., Sunday July 24, Whakaata Māori)

2019 18th-century French romantic drama about the relationship that develops between a female painter and the young woman whose wedding portrait she was forced to create.

“As the harrowing, all-hovering final sequence plays out over Vivaldi’s strains, it’s been a remarkable sensory journey,” wrote Tara Brady of the Irish Times.

Baby Done (9 p.m., Sunday July 24, TVNZ 2)

While it’s a terrific starring vehicle for our Edinburgh Festival-winning comedian Rose Matafeo, this 2020 Kiwi comedy about an aspiring adventurer who unexpectedly becomes pregnant by her longtime boyfriend doesn’t isn’t quite the wall-to-wall laughter party many viewers might expect. It’s actually a lot more memorable than some shallow, throwaway rom-coms. Think more knocked up or Juno, than nine months or what to expect when you’re pregnant.

That’s largely thanks to the husband-and-wife team of director Curtis Vowell and screenwriter Sophie Henderson (who made Fantail pretty brilliant in 2013) who manage to navigate a delicate balance of pathos, emotion, and drama. Mostly physical humor with aplomb, their well-paced narrative construct a crowd-pleasing conclusion that, while predictable, at least puts a nice spin on traditional genre tropes.

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Contribution to Turkey survey requested; Online Fall Hunting Guide | New https://hibirgeur.com/contribution-to-turkey-survey-requested-online-fall-hunting-guide-new/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/contribution-to-turkey-survey-requested-online-fall-hunting-guide-new/ Kentucky Wildlife Managers would appreciate it if you would step in and help compile the turkeys. Throughout July and August, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources collects wild turkey data from all kinds of sources, including the general public. Anyone who sees turkeys during this time can help handlers by sharing general information […]]]>

Kentucky Wildlife Managers would appreciate it if you would step in and help compile the turkeys.

Throughout July and August, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources collects wild turkey data from all kinds of sources, including the general public. Anyone who sees turkeys during this time can help handlers by sharing general information about what they see regarding turkeys all over the state.

The data collected through this survey gives KDFWR biologists a better understanding of wild turkey population trends and helps them make better decisions about management steps affecting turkeys.

Part of the turkey observations help managers calculate average survival rates for poults, i.e. young-of-the-year turkeys, by recording the number of poults observed with adult hens. The annual brood survey is essential for predicting future population trends.

Anyone who sees wild turkeys can contribute to the effort through the KDFWR website. Instructions for reporting turkey sightings and an online investigation portal are available at www.fw.ky.gov. On the site, a search for “turkey survey” will bring you to comprehensive information on the effort.

Another alternative is to find a printable survey form on the website, print it out, and fill it out. The form can be scanned or photographed on a smartphone and emailed to info.center@ky.gov.

Wildlife managers and hunters have expressed concern over the apparent decline in turkey numbers in Kentucky and many other states as well. Managers say the decline appears to be dependent on poor brood survival, a factor that is currently under scrutiny.

So far, predation appears to be an important factor in low brood survival.

Hunters can’t expect any changes to the fall turkey hunting seasons of either sex during the fall and winter of 2022-23, but managers and the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Commission could being about to eliminate the crop of hens in future fall and winter seasons, eliminating either- sex hunt.

Hunters captured a total of 26,862 birds during this year’s spring season, from April 16 to May 8.

The number of turkeys recorded through the Telecheck reporting system was the smallest spring harvest in 15 years, the lowest since hunters harvested 24,320 in 2-

The spring harvest was much lower than the previous year, 29,196 in 2021.

Bad weather is believed to have reduced hunter success, gobbler participation and harvest, particularly at the start of the last spring season. However, fewer turkey sightings, the result of a lower population, were blamed for much of the slowdown.

The Kentucky Hunt and Trap Guide, the all-inclusive hunter’s playbook for the fall hunt and beyond the 2022-23 hunting year, is now available online.

The guide, containing season dates, regulations and all practical details for the full range of fall and winter hunting, can be found on the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources website, www. fw.ky.gov.

A printed version of the guide is forthcoming, expected to ship to licensing outlets and county court clerk’s offices statewide just after August 1.

The 2022-2023 guide contains information on maintaining the chronic wasting disease surveillance zone that will be in effect for deer hunters in the western Kentucky counties of Calloway, Graves, Marshall, Fulton, and Hickman .

Hunters in those counties were placed under special restrictions in 2021 after a white-tailed doe was identified with CWD in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

Parts of these five Kentucky counties were within 30 miles of where the infected doe was taken, the closest CWD find to Kentucky’s borders to date.

No CWD has been detected in Kentucky before or since the zone was established, but accompanying special monitoring will continue through the 2002-23 hunting seasons.

The hunting guide outlines chronic wasting disease restrictions in the five county area, including no baiting of deer during hunting seasons as well as no feeding of grain or blocks of salt or minerals. (Legitimate farming practices and planted food plots are permitted, as are bird feeders in residence yards.)

Within the area, deer captured during parts of the modern firearms season must be registered at designated checkpoints.

This year there will be 13 checkpoints in the area which will be open and require deer to be checked from Saturday to Monday from November 12 to 14 when the modern weapons season opens, then on Saturday and Sunday from second and third weekends in gun season.

The hunting guide lists the 13 checkpoints in the area.

It also details a number of sample collection sites throughout the state where hunters can voluntarily take their deer to be tested for the presence of chronic wasting disease.

One rule that will affect many successful hunters in the lookout area is that no whole deer carcasses may be removed from the area.

A whole deer harvested in one of the five counties can only be transported within the zone.

Since CWD is caused by abnormal proteins called prions that are associated with the brain, spinal cord material and lymph nodes of deer, any deer sampled as part of surveillance

area should be reduced to boneless meat from the carcass. Antlers can be taken out on cleansed skull caps, but no brain material and certainly no whole heads are allowed.

Any deer caught in the lookout area, including archery and crossbow outside of shooting seasons, must be tagged before being removed from the field. Hunter-made tags must show the hunter’s name, address and phone number, the deer’s sex, date and county in which it was captured, and the Telecheck confirmation number. Thus, the telecontrol must be carried out before moving the carcass.

In addition to CWD monitoring, but still related to deer hunting, the new hunting guide notes a change in the firearms (shotgun/muzzleloader) hunting quota in the CWD management area. western Kentucky this year.

The Quota Hunt from November 19-22 will offer 60 slots for hunters to apply for. Only sectors 1 and 6 of the WKWMA will be open to deer hunters.

The Land Between the Lakes Woodland Nature Station is hosting its annual Cool Critters Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today with a full schedule of animal programs, exhibits, and creature encounters.

The activities are kid friendly but informative and suitable for all ages.

A variety of live displays will showcase a range of subjects from creepy crawlers to larger creatures.

Admission to the special event is $9 for ages 18 and older, $7 for ages 5-17, and free for young children.

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Euro 2022 women’s teams, star players and predictions https://hibirgeur.com/euro-2022-womens-teams-star-players-and-predictions/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 08:44:24 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/euro-2022-womens-teams-star-players-and-predictions/ Sweden Administrator: Pierre Gerhardson Captain: Caroline Seger Best performances in euros: Winners (1984) Euro 2017 result: Quarter-finalists World ranking: 2nd Expected end: Semi-finalists Who is their coach? Peter Gerhardsson has overseen a period of significant stability and consistency in his five years in charge, including a third-place finish at the 2019 World Cup and silver […]]]>

Sweden

  • Administrator: Pierre Gerhardson
  • Captain: Caroline Seger
  • Best performances in euros: Winners (1984)
  • Euro 2017 result: Quarter-finalists
  • World ranking: 2nd
  • Expected end: Semi-finalists

Who is their coach? Peter Gerhardsson has overseen a period of significant stability and consistency in his five years in charge, including a third-place finish at the 2019 World Cup and silver at last year’s Olympics. However, it’s time for his team to deliver a major title, before this crop of players reaches its peak.

Who is their star player? The main strength of this Swedish team is the consistency within the team, which can usually be counted on to give at least a 7/10 performance without any individual making headlines. However, former Manchester City player Kosovare Asllani, 32, is among the most reliable players.

How do they play? Sweden haven’t lost a game in more than 90 minutes since the start of the pandemic and they won’t concede many goals with a strong four-man defender. Going forward, Fridolina Rolfo’s pace and athleticism are a major threat, and the midfielder has a mix of youth and vast experience, led by 37-year-old Caroline Seger.

Best useless stat: Over two-thirds of Sweden’s land mass is covered in forest (the rest is covered by Asllani).

Chances of victory in four words: Guaranteed to be solid.

Swiss

  • The Head Coach: Nils Nielsen
  • Captain: Lia Walti
  • Best performances in euros: Group stage (2017)
  • Euro 2017 result: Group stage
  • World ranking: 20th
  • Expected end: Exit from the group stage

Who is their coach? Greenland-born Nils Nielsen previously oversaw Denmark’s run to the Euro 2017 final, knocking out then-holders Germany before being beaten by Holland in a thrilling final.

Who is their star player? PSG’s ex-Chelsea striker Ramona Bachmann is a nuisance to defences, but may not have as much pace as before. An integral part of their hopes will be Arsenal’s Lia Walti in midfield as they take on two of the competition’s highest-rated teams in Group C.

How do they play? Switzerland will not be burdened with high expectations as they enter only their second Euro campaign. Nielsen is capable of a tactical change but his side have recently set themselves up with a 4-2-3-1.

Best useless stat: Switzerland is one of 44 landlocked countries in the world.

Chances of victory in four words: Out of luck at best.

Portugal

  • Coach: Francisco Neto
  • Captain: Ana Borges – although no official captain has been named
  • Best performances in euros: Group stage (2017)
  • Euro 2017 result: Group stage
  • World ranking: 30th
  • Expected end: Exit from the group stage

Who is their coach? Francisco Neto has been in charge for eight years and led Portugal to two consecutive Euros, but first they missed out on qualifying for this tournament. Their place in these finals was not confirmed until May, when UEFA elected them to replace Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.

Who is their star player? Benfica’s 19-year-old deep striker Francisca ‘Kika’ Nazareth has excellent control and might be one of their most impressive talents.

How do they play? Neto’s side have sometimes played with wingers and at other times they have played in a 4-3-3, but no matter what they try, this group seems extremely difficult for them to escape. They have plenty of talented players, but the caliber and strength of Sweden and the Netherlands will bode ill.

Best useless stat: In the 1992 Men’s Euro, when Yugoslavia were disqualified from the tournament final due to a war, their replacements Denmark won the title – could history repeat itself with another clash? seismic?

Chances of victory in four words: Will not be in the running.

Group D

France

  • The Head Coach: Corinne Deacon
  • Captain: Wendie Fox
  • Best performances in euros: Quarter-finals (2009, 2013, 2017)
  • Euro 2017 result: Quarter-finalists
  • World ranking: 3rd
  • Expected end: Quarter-finalists, again

Who is their coach? Corinne Deacon made history as the first woman to captain a side in the top two tiers of French men’s club football, but in international women’s football it’s fair to say the jury is still out. She controversially omitted Lyonnaise Amandine Henry from her squad this summer, despite the midfielder starring in her club’s Champions League final triumph in May. France are blessed with a host of talent, but they haven’t made it past the quarter-finals of a major tournament in a decade. If that doesn’t change, Deacon might not be able to keep his job.

Who is their star player? Among the stars of this France team who have not been abandoned by Deacon this summer, deadly striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto is hoping to challenge for the Golden Boot, while some trademarks have headed the goals on kicks arrested by their imposing central defender Wendie. Fox are almost guaranteed.

How do they play? France are expected to continue with the 4-3-3 system familiar to their dominant national teams Lyon and PSG, whose players make up almost half of Deacon’s squad.

Best useless stat: This year’s Women’s Euro will last two days longer than the Tour de France.

Chances of victory in four words: Things won’t be boring.

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Leslie Jordan will lead a one-day bus tour of New York City on July 27 https://hibirgeur.com/leslie-jordan-will-lead-a-one-day-bus-tour-of-new-york-city-on-july-27/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 01:07:51 +0000 https://hibirgeur.com/leslie-jordan-will-lead-a-one-day-bus-tour-of-new-york-city-on-july-27/ Leslie Jordan has worn many hats during his dynamic and prolific career as an artist, and he’s about to add one more. He’s partnered with GetYourGuide to be a guest host for a NYC sightseeing bus. This one-of-a-kind tour will last two hours and will only be offered for one day on July 27, 2022. […]]]>

Leslie Jordan has worn many hats during his dynamic and prolific career as an artist, and he’s about to add one more. He’s partnered with GetYourGuide to be a guest host for a NYC sightseeing bus. This one-of-a-kind tour will last two hours and will only be offered for one day on July 27, 2022.

The Emmy Award-winning actor posted on Instagram that he will make sure tour goers visit New York “the right way.” Throughout the open-top bus tour, Jordan will share his comedic observations, personal memories of show business, and unfiltered opinions in addition to his own amusing insights into New York landmarks.

Jordan isn’t sharing the exact bus tour route because he wants to keep it a secret, but it will feature many of the Big Apple’s most iconic locations. You can expect to see Broadway, The Stonewall Inn, Central Park, and even some places that might be new to you. The tour will also include a quick trip across the Brooklyn Bridge for stunning views of Manhattan.

The bus tour is not your usual hop-on hop-off experience of the city. Leslie Jordan’s GetYourGuide tour will expose guests to the city’s impressive architecture, diverse culture, historical sites, and special parks, among others. Using his insider local knowledge, he plans to help each guest see the city in a whole new way and certainly one filled with humor.

“At GetYourGuide, we provide experiences that allow travelers to find joy in discovering the extraordinary depth and true spirit of a destination,” explained Caroline Berger of GetYourGuide. “Leslie has brought much-needed humor to millions throughout his career, and we think he’ll be the perfect guide for anyone who really wants to experience what New York is all about.”

“Thanks to Leslie’s unparalleled charisma and endless supply of stories, we’ll give travelers a very authentic perspective of New York City and experience the vibrant city in a way that no one else has,” Berger added.

You won’t go hungry while you explore the city. Snacks, sodas, and water will be provided for each guest, and all tour participants will receive a GetYourGuide goodie bag not offered elsewhere.

A limited number of tickets for the one-day, two-hour guided bus tour taking place on July 27, 2022 are now available. Tickets are only $15 and you can purchase them at GetYourGuide.com.

In addition to selling tickets to the show, GetYourGuide is running a contest on its Instagram page by July 20, 2022. In this contest, entrants can win a two-day trip for two to New York City and the access to Leslie’s The Jordan Tour. To enter the contest, GetYourGuide Instagram followers will need to comment on the contest post and share one of the places they think Jordan should stop on his tour. They will also need to identify the people they would like to take with them. A winner will be announced by GetYourGuide on Friday, July 22, 2022.

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