Marianna Y. Minniti, age 52, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, January 13, 2017 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born October 4, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio she was the daughter of Salvatore B. Minniti. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville.Marianna was a woman of deep faith who cherished her family, she leaves behind three children, Sarah Minniti-Rowlett of Batesville, Indiana, Mary Minniti-Evers of Harrison, Ohio and Joseph Minniti of Brookville, Indiana, five grandchildren, Mary Rose, Caroline, Jeffrey, Hannah, and Joey; a brother, Vince (Connie) Minniti; as well as a sister, Rosa (Wayne Stahl) Minniti.She was met in heaven by her son, Sam Minniti who died in 2003, and her father, Salvatore Minniti, who died in 2014.Family & friends may visit from 5 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville, where the rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M..The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 E. St. Michaels Blvd., Brookville. Burial will then follow in Glen Haven Cemetery in Harrison, Ohio.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Minniti family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
IT was all smiles for the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cup Association (GFSCA) team as they secured a win over the Fisherman’s XI in the Guyana Softball Cup 6 for the Masters’ trophy. The winning side was led by Captain Ricky Deonarine who finished the game in fine fashion with a six over long off to end on 39. It seemed like excellent strategy on the part of the GFSCA side who, after winning the toss chose to send their opponents in to bat in an effort to be good hosts.The Fisherman’s openers got off to a steady start within the first three overs but a brilliant catch by Ramo Malone on the square leg boundary saw the first wicket fell at 13 for 1.Fisherman’s,however,seemed undeterred by that loss and were well on course to a good total with the scoreboard reading 43-1 in the eight over. However, it was Kash Lutchman who broke the second wicket partnership in the ninth over to leave the scorecard 44-2.The third wicket fell 4 runs later in the tenth over just before the break which was taken at 48-2. From this point the tide started to turn against the Fisherman’s team who lost 4 more wickets for 27 runs to leave the score at 67-6.It was Setro Saraj and Lionel Persaud who held the innings together until they both fell,leaving the total at 110-8. The batting side would only make 8 more runs to finish 118-8 from 20. For the bowling side,Ramo Malone, Manoj Arjune and Ramesh Narine finished with bowling figures of 2-8, 2-13 and 2-20 respectively.It was then the GFSCA’s opportunity to chase and they did so in fine style with Uniss Yusuf and Ricky Deonarine getting off to a flying start. Yusuf was then bowled by Sathrohan Seeraj for 27 to give fisherman’s their first wicket. Ramesh Narine then replaced Yusuf but fell for 12 runs, also to Seeraj who finished with 2-19.At this point skipper Deonarine took over, playing sensible strokes while keeping the runs flowing as he rotated the strike with partner Ramo Malone. Deonarine finished on 39 which included two fours and a six that finished the game,while Malone finished unbeaten on 24 which included three fours.After the game, skipper Deonarine stated that this win was a big win for the club. “This is the highest level of softball cricket and this is like our world cup, it is a great win for us,” stated Deonarine.In the female final, Mike’s Pharmacy Wellwoman retained their title with a good win over Trophy Stall’s women.After being restricted to 79 runs from their 10 overs, the Wellwoman side showed their fortitude in bowling out their opponents for 55 runs. It was Wellwoman’s captain Latoya Smith who turned in a good all-round performance ;scoring 35 with the bat inclusive of three sixes and had three wickets for 12 runs as well.The Open final between Speedboat and Regal Masters was still underway up to press time.
Johannesburg, Thursday 09 August 2018 – Today, South Africa commemorates the 1956 Women’s March under the theme “100 Years of Albertina Sisulu, Woman of Fortitude: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward” – in celebration of Women’s Day.This year’s Women’s Month was ushered in by thousands of gender activists, members of the LGBTIQ+ community and women across the country, who took to the streets on August 1st, in a march to raise awareness against gender-based violence under the banner #TheTotalShutDown.This Women’s Day takes place against a backdrop of a rising spate of violence and abuse against women. Despite progressive laws and policies designed to address these unacceptable levels of gender-based violence – it has not yet translated into action on the ground. Government has called on all sectors of society to oppose any form of violence committed against women and children, and immediately report all cases to the police, in order to bring perpetrators to justice.Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mrs Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said: “Violence against women is a shameful reality throughout the South African society. It is rooted in gender inequalities, and it still far too often goes unnoticed and unchallenged.“The fight for the removal of violence against women in our society is a fight that each and every one of us must take part in. It is our duty to stand up for women by raising awareness to this injustice. We call on South Africans to be brave – stand up, and speak out against gender based violence.”According to United Nations Women – despite some progress, the numbers remain startling and the stories painful: more than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical violence; one in 10 girls have experienced forced intercourse or other sexual acts; and while at least 140 countries criminalize domestic violence, these laws are often not enforced.It is also estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetimeIn South Africa – it has been reported that femicide is on the rise, with Statistics South Africa reporting that the murder rate for women increased drastically by 117% between 2015 and 2016/17.According to Stats SA’s Crime against Women in South Africa report, released in June this year, the number of women who experienced sexual offences also jumped from 31 665 in 2015/16 to 70 813 in 2016/17, which is an increase of 53%. These are extreme increases in less than 2 years.“According to the Bill of Rights, as enshrined in the South African Constitution, every citizen has the inalienable right to life, equality, human dignity and privacy. And yet, gender-based violence persists in our society. Through our collective efforts we can create greater awareness; reduce the number of sexual offences and attacks on women and children,” added Magapatona-Sangaret.So extensive is the scale of the epidemic of violence in South Africa, that in 2014, KPMG’sToo costly to ignore: the economic impact of gender-based violence in SA – estimated that it costs the country over R28 billion per annum, amounting to 1% of the GDP.“This year, as we commemorate the 100 Years of struggle icon Mama Albertina Sisulu, and the many women leaders of her generation, who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom, let us be reminded that the right to live free from violence is a basic human right. We can and must do more to prevent violence against women, support survivors of abuse and bring perpetrators to justice,” says Magapatona-Sangaret.To support victims of gender-based violence and those affected to seek help by reporting any form of violence to the toll-free number 0800 428 428.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.com
Subscription based licenses continue to grow in popularity despite initial criticism.Executives at Adobe Systems have stated that subscriptions to the Creative Cloud have reached an all-time high at 1.8 million. With an increase of over 405,000, the first quarter of 2014 has also proven to be the fastest growing quarter for subscribers since the Creative Cloud was released in 2012. The company is also reporting more revenue than ever and expecting an equally successful amount of growth throughout 2014.As stated in 2013, Adobe plans to completely shutdown their perpetual software licenses and move to subscription-only licenses.This news comes at a time when perpetual license software vs. subscription based licensing is battling for the market. In a recent conference call with investors Adobe CFO Mark Garrett stated “We will soon end general availability of CS6 perpetual licensing in the channel. This decision is consistent with our comments last December, when we stated we expected no material revenue from perpetual licensing of CS6 in the second half of fiscal 2014.”Adobe also stated that they plan on launching an exciting new offering to their creative cloud subscribers which should be released later this year. The offering is expected to be “so strong that CS6 will look longer in the tooth” says Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.Although subscription based downloads seem to make it cheaper and easier for creatives to get the latest software, there has been serious pushback from some in the industry (FCPX and Avid lovers, for instance). But one thing is for sure, If Adobe keeps growing as fast as they are now, Apple and Avid will have to make a significant counteroffer.What do you think about Adobe getting rid of perpetual licenses?Do you like the Creative Cloud? Share thoughts in the comments below.
zoom Although the crude tanker market expected poor earnings in 2018, the extreme weakness in spot time charter equivalent (TCE) returns in January still left many surprised.Spot TCE earnings on the benchmark VLCC trade from the Middle East to Japan (TD3) averaged just under USD 13,000/day at market speed last month, an unprecedented level for January since the turn of the century, according to a report from Gibson Shipbrokers.The performance on key trades for other crude tanker segments was even worse. Spot earnings for Suezmaxes trading West Africa to UK Continent (TD20) averaged USD 6,500/day, while Aframaxes trading across the North Sea (TD7) returned on average USD 4,500/day over the course of last month, in both cases insufficient to cover fixed operating expenses.“Without doubt, such a poor performance is largely attributable to OPEC-led production cuts, coupled with the rapid growth in the crude tanker fleet,” Gibson said.Crude production in the Middle East, the largest load region for VLCCs and an important demand source for Suezmaxes and Aframaxes, is now at similar levels relative to volumes produced in early 2016, while the fleet size is notably bigger.At the start of 2018, the VLCC fleet stood at around 720 units, nearly 80 vessels more than in the beginning of 2016. In addition, back in 2016 a sizable portion of the VLCC fleet was tied up in Iranian and non-Iranian storage. This is no longer the case.Overall, over 20 VLCCs were released from floating storage duties between January 2016 and January 2018, with the vast majority of these tankers resuming trading operations.The Suezmax and LR2/Aframax supply also witnessed a spectacular growth, with the fleet size up by 50 and over 75 units respectively over the past two years.Generally favourable weather conditions in January in a number of regional markets meant less weather driven delays and disruptions, one of the key support factors to the market during this time of the year.There could still be a few weather driven spikes in rates, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, however, the rapid fleet growth will continue, as the anticipated pick up in demolition activity will provide only a limited relief from plenty of new deliveries expected to enter the trading market this year.“To reverse the current fortunes, owners need notable increases in trading demand. At the moment, rising crude exports out of the US is the key area for growth but the industry also needs to see strong gains in exports in other parts of the world,” Gibson concluded.