.Africa is the proposed Internet generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) for the African and Pan African communities and users wherever they may reside. The .africa gTLD serves as a regional domain for individuals and entities based in and out of Africa.
The .Africa gTLD has not yet been delegated to any organization as registry operator. The .Africa application that was submitted by DotConnectAfrica Trust is now the subject of an unresolved disagreement with ICANN (DCA Trust vs ICANN) following an Independent Review Panel (IRP) Process that was invoked by DCA Trust under ICANN’s accountability mechanism in October 2013. The IRP was administrated by the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) New York, US.
DCA Trust had passed all the new gTLD applicant evaluation criteria, but before the Initial Evaluation (IE) result was issued, a Governmental Advisory Committee GAC Objection Advice that had been issued in Beijing in April 2013 was later accepted by the ICANN Board in early June 2013 which caused the ICANN Board to instruct ICANN staff that DCA Trust’s .Africa new gTLD application will not be approved. This had caused the non-completion of the evaluation of DCA Trust’s application; which then led DCA Trust to challenge the ICANN Board decision through a series of accountability mechanism.
Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls
The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).
Africa is 2009 Perpetuum Jazzile album. By large most successful song from the album is a capella version of Toto's "Africa", the performance video of which has received more than 15 million YouTube views since its publishing in May 2009 until September 2013.
Fitness (often denoted in population genetics models) is a central idea in evolutionary and sexual selection theories. It can be defined either with respect to a genotype or to a phenotype in a given environment. In either case, it describes individual reproductive success and is equal to the average contribution to the gene pool of the next generation that is made by an average individual of the specified genotype or phenotype. The term "Darwinian fitness" can be used to make clear the distinction with physical fitness. Where fitness is affected by differences between various alleles of a given gene, the relative frequency of those alleles will change across generations by natural selection and alleles with greater positive effect on individual fitness will become more common over time; this process is known as natural selection. Fitness does not include a measure of survival or life-span; the well known phrase Survival of the fittest should be interpreted as: "Survival of the form (phenotypic or genotypic) that will leave the most copies of itself in successive generations."
"I'd like to see them do it against our seamers," said SouthAfrica captain Dean Elgar in a provocative call to arms in the build-up to the series. South Africa have, however, lost to a hip injury and are sweating on the fitness of lead bowler , who has been struggling with an ankle injury.
England v SouthAfrica first Test... With Rabada fully fit, I do think South Africa boast an attack capable of putting it up to an England batting line-up brimming with confidence, but conditions might be the biggest factor in shaping how the home batsmen perform, and indeed, this series plays out.
The so-called “Bazball” approach – a term England have sought to play down – has been a topic of conversation all summer, with Mark Boucher, the SouthAfrica head coach, even joking before his press conference on Monday that anyone using the term should have to drink a shot of tequila (a drinking game that could be called “Bouchball”, perhaps).
Johannesburg — Victor Mpitsang and his panel of selectors have a tricky task to find the right combination for the Proteas middle order ahead of the first Test against England... With doubts about Kagiso Rabada’s fitness, it is an extra element the selectors need to factor in to their discussions. SQUADS. SouthAfrica ... England ... @shockerhess. IOLSport .
Conspicuous by his absence at the highest level since January due to a catalogue of fitness issues, the 28-year-old sweated through 25 overs in SouthAfrica’s first effort of 433, for a couple of rewards, and with all eyes on how his stamina would hold up second time around, he answered with sustained menace and figures of 11-1-29-3.
It was the Special Air Service (SAS) who pioneered the tactic in NorthAfrica, destroying over 200 Italian and German aircraft in a series of devastating raids 80 years ago ... contained in a small linen bag, they were composed of plastic explosive and thermite, rolled in motor car oil, and fitted with a detonator, instantaneous fuse and a time pencil.
“We’ve been so lucky to have a front row seat to Jon’s incredible talent for the past seven years," Colbert said on Thursday's show ... He has been with the show since its launch ... When producers of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” were considering having a house band the following year, Batiste and Stay Human were a natural fit ... Europe and Africa. +2.
The aviation regulator on Wednesday issued guidelines for medical examiners to assess fitness of transgender persons who have applied for commercial pilot licence ... If the amount is cleared, he is planning to join the Academy in SouthAfrica and take a medical fitness test done in that country.
SouthAfrica have made getting opening bowler Kagiso Rabada fit for the three-Test series against England their top priority, captain Dean Elgar said ... “But it’s high on our list to get him fit and giving us more resources going into the first Test.” ... South Africa must already do ...
... on the theme "Peace and security in Africa ... Heeding the complaints of African countries, it is necessary to conduct comprehensive reviews of some of the peacekeeping operations deployed by UN in Africa, and reform practices that do not fit the situation on the ground, he said.