Crusaders bow out, drop semifinal match to Calistoga

first_imgThe Calistoga Wildcats traveled up to Eureka to play the St. Bernard’s Crusaders and were not swayed from their path to the Division VI championship game as they beat the Crusaders 3-1 (25-13, 20-25, 25-16, 25-20) in the semifinal round of the North Coast Section playoffs, Wednesday night at St. Bernard’s High.“They’ve really wanted this,” Wildcats coach T’Anne Butcher said. “They’ve been fighting for it. They just played like champions.”No. 8 Calistoga (12-9) came out strong in the first set …last_img

Walking Cape Town’s Fan Mile

first_img29 June 2010Cape Town’s three-kilometre Fan Mile from the city centre to the majestic Green Point Stadium has become a hit with international fans, offering a fusion of cultures, a melting pot of different nationalities, and a place for supporters to congregate en route to the stadium.Last Thursday, a record 72 910 people were on the Fan Walk. On Tuesday, Cape Town will look to set a new benchmark when European champions Spain take on Portugal in a highly anticipated round of 16 contest that will attract thousands more football lovers to the Mother City.Cape Town can be cold and wet in winter, yet the city has found innovative ways to entice fans.Supporters travel in droves from the city centre, meandering along the breath-taking V&A Waterfront as they make their way to Green Point. This 20-minute route is popular not only for the landmarks along the route, but because of the wonderful atmosphere fans are experiencing.At the final group match in Cape Town, the Netherlands’ “Orange Army” mixed with Cameroon’s equally brightly-clothed fans to create a colourful montage on the Fan Walk. And Fifa.com took the opportunity speak to a number of fans about their experience here.Dutchman Cornie Jansen, who had only landed in South Africa a few hours beforehand, hailed the “unbelievable” atmosphere. He said: “To be honest, I didn’t expect something like this here in Cape Town. A friend of mine suggested we take the Fan Walk, and it turned out to be a brilliant experience.“I met so many other fans from back home,” Jansen said. “The most important thing is, we all share the same goals, we all want Netherlands to win the World Cup. In my first few hours in Cape Town, I have fallen in love with this city.”Another Netherlands fan, Roel de Jonge, has been following Bert van Marwijk’s team around the country along with his friend Antoine Pruijssers. He said: “I have been to Durban and Johannesburg, but I have to say that Cape Town stands out. Of course I’m told that in the last few days the weather has been bad, but today, it’s perfect.“Today, I walked more than three kilometres to the stadium, and the experience was among my best football memory – the people here are extremely friendly, the city is beautiful,” De Jonge said.“I’m sure a lot of people, including myself, have been surprised by what they have seen in South Africa so far, it’s been an awesome experience on and off the field.”City of Cape Town spokesperson Pieter Cronje said: “The fears have been allayed and positive media coverage has spread a confident and optimistic message to audiences across the globe.“The city is also seeing that an increasing number of people are coming to the public areas to experience the World Cup and to be part of the festivities on match days, even though they do not have tickets for the games,” Cronje said. “The Fan Walk in particular has proven extremely popular, even with non-ticket holders and has become an integral part of the World Cup in Cape Town.”The Fifa Fan Fest™ on Cape Town’s Grand Parade has hosted more than 234 000 people.The V&A Waterfront is enjoying trading similar to summer peak-season levels, and is reporting daily visits of between 150 000 and 160 000 people, according to the city’s statistics.After Spain-Portugal on Tuesday, the Green Point Stadium will also stage the quarter-final match between Argentina and Germany on Saturday, and a semi-final on 6 July.Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

How To Remove Instagram Filters

first_imgkelly schwarze Tags:#web#Web Culture (Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at GeekSugar.com.) Have you ever been hit by filtered photo regret? You took a memorable photo, but a hasty filter decision left you with an image too vintage and dreamlike. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Normalize app for iOS ($1) lets you revert your once-oversaturated photos back to their original levels.Take back the natural look of vacation photos with a quick run through the app. Even handier is that Normalize also doubles as a run-of-the-mill photo enhancer, so when a picture comes out too dark or the white balance is off, the app works double duty to transform the image.Are there any Instagrammed or filtered photos you’d like to revisit in their original state?More from GeekSugar:Foreign Finds: 6 Cool Apps Created OverseasAre You Fed Up With Your Ereader?The Lowdown On Downloading PodcastsThe Geek’s Complete Guide To Fall TVBalancing Act: 8 Apps For Work-Life Harmony A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more