Victory keeps Jonathan Grant on course

first_imgJonathan Grant High continued their impressive run when they tagged Ardenne High 3-1 in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Manning Cup Group D football match at Barbican Complex yesterday. The winners won courtesy of goals by Isaac Scott in the 15th minute, Tyrone Small (37th) and Jermaine Shorter (56th). Ardenne pulled a goal back through substitute Rushawn Smith in the 89th minute. Ardenne ended the game with 10 players after John-Christoff Pringle was issued a red card for violent conduct in the 86th minute. Jonathan Grant was the better team and Shorter was instrumental in his team’s victory that pushed them onto 13 points, while Ardenne remain on seven points. “The performance today was very good. We came out as a team and fought hard for the win,” Shorter told The Gleaner. “It was an important win for us as the goings is tight in the group. Our aim is to finish on top in the group and move onto the other stage. We are also eyeing the Super Cup spot,” the 18-year-old fifth-form student said. Oneil Thomas, Jonathan Grant’s head coach, praised his team for their performance. “It was more of a spirited performance than the last couple games. The mental part of the game was better. We have two home games coming up, so we will be working on getting maximum points,” Thomas said. Ardenne’s head coach, Harold Thomas, says his team will continue fighting in the remaining four games. “We will continue to fight. The loss is a serious setback to our ambition of advancing from the group. We gave up three soft goals,” Harold Thomas said. KTHS 1 Dunoon 0 Camperdown 1 Jose Marti 1 Wolmer’s 6 Edith Dalton James 0 Ardenne 1 Jonathan Grant 3 Bridgeport 0 Calabar 2 Kingston College 5 St Mary’s College 0 Pembroke Hall 0 Haile Selassie 2 Meadowbrook 0 St Catherine 2 Yesterday’s Resultslast_img read more

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Leguan sea defence projects progressing

first_imgThe boundaries of Leguan are at the mercy of surging tides as it sits in the mouth of the Essequibo River. As such, the island’s sea defences are of great importance. With the implementation of several sea defence projects, the structural integrity of Leguan’s shoreline continues to be strengthened.Sea defence project at Cane Garden, LeguanIn Cane Garden, on the northern end of the island, the $44 million construction of 150 metres of rip-rap sea defence structure is moving along and that project is 80 per cent complete. Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Ranger within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Sukhu Jettoo said that works are to conclude by the end of October as only 17 metres of sea defence are to be built.The sea defence in Cane Garden borders a canal that separates the earthen embankment from farmlands. DPI spoke with a nearby multi-crop farmer, Rhamat Hussain, to understand the impact of the project on his business.Ranger within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Sukhu JettooHussain, who has been working in the area for little over a year, recalled the losses he experienced due to poor sea defences on the island and signalled his support for the project that will protect his livelihood. “We had a flood couple mornings back that damaged a whole set of watermelon… thousands of watermelon and pumpkin and so forth. So, this is going to be a good help for the farmers here,” Hussain stated.According to Region Three’s Regional Engineer within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Seenarine Nandram, a sea defence breach spanning 1 km along the earthen embankment occurred in 2010. This event led to the implementation of emergency works. Nandram noted that in 2015, the Government began to upgrade the boulder face structures that were there with rip-rap sea defence structure.Over in Elizabeth Ann, the $9 million sea defence project begun recently and entails the construction of a concrete crest wall to replace the failed sandcrete structure.last_img read more

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Wolfowitz says he’ll resign from World Bank post

first_img People close to the negotiations said Wolfowitz agreed not to make major personnel or policy decisions between now and June 30. Some bank officials said he might go on an administrative leave and cede day-to-day functions to an acting leader, but that may not be decided until today. President George W. Bush earlier in the day praised Wolfowitz at a news conference but signaled that the end was near by saying he regretted “that it’s come to this.” A White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, said in the evening: “We would have preferred that he stay at the bank, but the president reluctantly accepts his decision.” More important for the bank’s future, Fratto said Bush would soon announce a candidate to succeed Wolfowitz, quashing speculation that the United States would go along with an end to the custom, in effect since the 1940s, of the American president picking the bank president. Many European officials previously indicated they would go along with the United States’ picking a successor if Wolfowitz would resign voluntarily, as he now has. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. said Thursday evening that he would “consult my colleagues around the world” before recommending a choice to Bush – an apparent effort to assure European allies that the United States would not repeat what happened in 2005 when Bush surprised them by naming Wolfowitz, then a deputy secretary of defense and an architect of the Iraq war. Bitter taste Leaders of Germany and France objected but decided not to make a fight over the choice and risk reopening wounds from their opposition to the war two years earlier. Some also argued that Wolfowitz, as a conservative seeking to write a new chapter in a career that had been focused on national security, might bring new support to aiding the world’s poor. Soon after Wolfowitz took office, however, he engaged in fights in various quarters at the bank over issues including his reliance on a small group of aides and his campaign against corruption, in which he suspended aid to several countries without consulting board members. Wolfowitz’s resignation, while ending the turmoil that erupted in early April over the disclosure of his role in arranging Riza’s pay and promotion package, will not by itself repair the divisions at the bank over his leadership, bank officials said Thursday evening. By all accounts, the terms of Wolfowitz’s exoneration left a bitter taste with most of the 24 board members, who represent major donor countries, as well as clusters of smaller donor and recipient countries. Most had wanted to adopt the findings of the special board committee that determined he had acted unethically on the matter of Riza. Cited his work In the carefully negotiated statement, the bank board praised Wolfowitz for his two years of service, particularly for his work in arranging debt relief and pressing for more assistance to poor countries, especially in Africa. They also cited his work in combating corruption, Wolfowitz’s signature issue. Wolfowitz said he was grateful for the directors’ decision and, referring to the bank’s mission of helping the world’s poor, added: “Now it is necessary to find a way to move forward. To do that I have concluded that it is in the best interests of those whom this institution serves for that mission to be carried forward under new leadership.” Wolfowitz’s negotiated departure averted what threatened to become a bitter rupture between the United States and its economic partners at an institution established after World War II that channels $22 billion in loans and grants a year to poor countries. But he left behind an agency that must heal its divisions and overhaul a flawed, cumbersome structure that had allowed the controversy to spread out of control. “It’s come to this” WASHINGTON – Paul D. Wolfowitz, ending a furor over favoritism that blew up into a global fight over American leadership, announced his resignation as president of the World Bank Thursday evening after the bank’s board accepted his claim that his mistakes at the bank were made in good faith. The decision came four days after a special investigative committee of the bank concluded that he had violated his contract by breaking ethical and governance rules in arranging the generous pay and promotion package for Shaha Ali Riza, his companion, in 2005. The resignation, effective June 30, brought a dramatic conclusion to two days of negotiations between Wolfowitz and the bank board after weeks of turmoil. “He assured us that he acted ethically and in good faith in what he believed were the best interests of the institution, and we accept that,” said the board’s directors in a statement issued Thursday night. “We also accept that others involved acted ethically and in good faith.” last_img read more

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Gor thrash Sofapaka to go massive 20 clear

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans show full support for their team. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Gor Mahia thrashed Sofapaka 3-0 in a Kenyan Premier League clash hosted at the Narok Stadium on Wednesday to go massive 20 points clear at the top of the table, needing just one point in their next match to seal a record 17th title. K’Ogalo, who entered the clash at the back of a 1-2 loss to Rayon, got its goals from Joachim Oluoch who netted the opener two minutes to the half time whistle before Innocent Wafula doubled the lead on the 63rd minute. Samuel Onyango then sealed the win six minutes to stoppage time to see the 16-time record Kenyan Premier League champions open a massive 20 point lead at the summit ahead of second placed Bandari.The win left Gor needing just a point when they face bitter rivals AFC Leopards on Sunday in the second leg of the Mashemeji Derby to retain the title with six matches to spare.Sofapaka, who stretched their winless run to three matches,  remained fourth on the log with 44 points.Sofapaka could have gone ahead early when they were awarded a penalty after Gor defender Charles Momanyi brought down Ezekiel Okare in the box but Kepha Aswani squandered the opportunity, this is after K’Ogalo third choice shot-stopper Fredrick Odhiambo punched away the spot kick to keep the champions in the game.On the other end, Gor utilized their chance well to break the deadlock on the 42nd minute when Oluoch fired a Samuel Onyango rebound past Sofapaka goalie Wycliffe Kasaya.In the second half, Sofapaka suffered a double blow on the 62nd minute when Kasaya failed to clear a back pass from Mohammed Kilume after being charged down by Lawrence Juma who nicked the off him forcing Kasaya to bring him down.Kasaya was handed his marching orders with keeper Kigonya coming in place of Mico Justin for Innocent Wafula to score the resultant penalty.In the 83rd minute, Samuel Onyango secured all three points for Gor with a curling effort into the left-hand post after being played through by Cercidy Okeyo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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YOUR CHANCE TO BOOK THE LAST OF THE CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS AT RADISSON BLU

first_imgPromoted postMake this Christmas one to remember with Party Nights at the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.Radisson Blu party nights offer guaranteed craic, entertainment & award winning food – Perfect for that staff night out, or a long due reunion with friends. Enjoy a cosy mulled wine reception on arrival, a four course festive menu & entertainment by The Humble Earthworms, followed by DJ & complemantary raffle.Tables still available, but are selling fast!Call today to make your booking on 074 919 4444.YOUR CHANCE TO BOOK THE LAST OF THE CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS AT RADISSON BLU was last modified: December 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas Party NightsdonegalRadisson Blu Hotellast_img read more

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DONEGAL MOVIE SET FOR BIG-TIME AFTER TOP HONOUR

first_imgA HORROR movie shot in Co Donegal this year has picked up a top gong – it is to be shown at the world famous Sundance Film Festival!The film from British director Jon Wright and writer Kevin Lehane sees stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey star alongside Derry actress Bronagh Gallagher – and they arrived in Inishowen last December with 100 staff and crew!The famous Five Finger Strand, Malin Town, Moville and Malin Head were all used as locations for the comedy horror. The film, about the invasion of an Irish fishing village by giant squid-like creatures, was was backed by the Irish Film Board.Producer Tracy Brimm said the crew had an “extraordinary experience” filming in Ireland.“The beautiful Donegal landscape is a featured character in Grabbers , and we had an extraordinary experience shooting the film in Ireland. We had a terrific team working with us and a very warm local reception,” said Ms Brimm.“Being invited to screen the film in Sundance is an incredible honour and we could not dream of a better platform to launch the film. We have no doubt that this will put Ireland in the spotlight and will certainly shine a light on some great Irish talent with a big future ahead of them, especially screenwriter Kevin Lehane and actress Ruth Bradley.” Aideen Doherty of the Donegal Film Office also welcomed the announcement. “Grabbers featuring at Sundance confirms that it is always worthwhile to jump at every opportunity that comes our way. We are committed to ensuring that Donegal is seen as a viable location for film,” said Ms Doherty.The Sundance Film Festival was founded by the actor Robert Redford. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the US with more than 50,000 people attending screenings in Park City, Utah.DONEGAL MOVIE SET FOR BIG-TIME AFTER TOP HONOUR was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal screenMalinMalin Headmovillelast_img read more

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Sony Partners With Smashwords, Author Solutions for E-Book Distribution

first_imgjolie odell Tags:#E-Books#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Startup e-book publishing house Smashwords has sussed out a distribution agreement with Sony Electronics that will allow for user creation of publishing accounts and expedited publishing and distribution of books for the Sony Readers through their eBook Store.Effective immediately, the Sony Publisher Portal is re-launched and open for business. Aspiring authors and independent publishers can upload Microsoft Word documents and have distro-ready e-books within hours.“We’re committed to providing our customers access to the broadest range of eBook content available and believe these collaborations will allow us to expand the store selection with a host of compelling works from independent sources,” said Chris Smythe, director of Sony’s eBook Store.In addition to working out the Smashwords deal, Sony has also announced a similar partnership with indie publishing outfit Author Solutions.“Additionally, we recognize that it is important to provide independent publishers the opportunity to quickly and easily bring their ideas and content to a wide audience of readers.”Smashwords first launched its ebook publishing and distribution platform 16 months ago. New ebooks published via Smashwords through the Sony Publishing Portal can receive immediate distribution in the eBook Store.For Smashwords users who have already published more than 3,000 books through Smashwords, their e-books can also gain distribution into Sony’s eBook Store within the next few months.This most recent development stands as testament to Smashwords’ growing momentum. In January, Smashwords launched a distro arrangement with the Amazon-owned Lexcyle, meaning their e-books are listed in the native ebook catalog of Stanza, the e-reading app used by more than two million iPhone and iPod Touch customers.And earlier this month, Smashwords began distributing through Barnes & Noble across such high-profile properties as properties including BarnesandNoble.com, Fictionwise, and the popular B&N eReader application.Interested publishers can learn more at the Smashwords website. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Thoughts for Video Pros: Embracing the Amateur

first_imgIn this post, we share a few thought on why amateurs are here to stay…and why the professional community should embrace them.The word amateur refers to someone who does something without getting paid for it….however it has also more commonly been used to define someone doing something not very well. I’m a professional film editor because I get paid to edit and (hopefully) because I’m also good enough to be paid to do it. But the origin of the word amateur is actually from from the Latin word amator meaning ‘lover’. An amateur is someone who does it because they love to do it. They would do what they love even if they didn’t get paid to do it. As an editor I love to edit. I love what I do, getting paid is bonus (just don’t tell me clients that!)The Rise of the AmateurApple is a company that’s often accused of leaving their professional user base behind. “Where is the Mac Pro update” all professionals moan – releasing a powerful tower has come to symbolise their commitment to a pro user base after the fumbling of the FCPX launch.Interestingly Larry Jordan blogged early in April about a pre-NAB quote from an Apple source:The week before the 2013 NAB Show, I had an on-the-record comment from Apple saying that they have sold more Final Cut Pro X seats than they sold Final Cut Pro 7, which was part of Final Cut Studio (3). I was not given any more specifics than that. Why is this interesting?The bigger a user base gets the more a company has invested in keeping that user base happy. Amateurs like the idea that they’re using the same kind of software that the professionals use, but probably won’t invest the time (or money) it takes to get used to something like Avid Media Composer. By making FCPX more accessible to more people, Apple will need to continue to add features that the pros need for the kudos of a pro product, as well as maintaing a broader sales base. Adobe are also making it easier for amateurs to access their software with their Creative Cloud monthly app rental model.  Instead of shelling out over a grand for a full suite of professional creative software, its easy to give a project a go without the financial commitment. Whatever you think of FCPX the stats don’t lie, consumers are buying it and professionals are too. Phillip Hodgetts, creator of Sync-N-Link, reports more evidence of another tipping point.  Purchases of this professional video product for FCPX have surpassed previous sales of Sync-N-Link for legacy FCP versions.Why Pros Shouldn’t Fear the AmateurThe common insecurity among professionals is that this rising army of ‘kids with laptops’ will take away all the work – the “we don’t need a DIT, my nephew can do it” mentality. I think this fear is really unfounded for two reasons.First, the content most ‘amateurs’ are creating isn’t competing with the content that most professionals are creating. The video content explosion shows no signs of abating with an estimated $37 billion global video market in 2017. That’s a lot of pie to go around.  Professionals are typically given bigger budgets and more resources to create a higher quality of work.  The production value between amateur and professional video projects is obvious in most cases.Second, there is far more to being a professional than knowing how to use the right tools. Would you trust a teenager to be responsible for the safe guarding of the cumulative output of thousands of dollars worth of time and investment (your rushes) rather than an experienced and proven professional DIT? Probably not. Experience and expertise comes from years of practice that cannot be short-circuited by any number of free online tutorials. Professional levels of service, facilities and infrastructure are not to be sniffed at.Why You Should Embrace the AmateurImage source: FlickrSo as a professional, what should I do with these amateurs?We should embrace them. Embrace them because they represent a hungry, eager and cash ready community who are doing what they do not because they have to, but because they love to.What if you were to open up your shop after hours for short courses in teaching amateurs valuable tips and techniques in what you do? Or if you’re a rental house – hosting a day long saturday course where they can get hands on with professional equipment in partnership with a friendly supplier?Amateur may buy gear or equipment this is overkill for their needs….but they bought it and they want to know how to use it. Why not use this as an opportunity.  Be the teacher who shows them how.last_img read more

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Modi gifts projects worth ₹550 crore to his Varanasi constituency

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday donned the hat of a parliamentarian as he gave an account of the work done in his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, over the past four years to his “high command”, the people of the temple city.Launching or inaugurating projects worth more than ₹550 crore in Varanasi, Mr. Modi said that though the constituency had given him the post of PM, he was still accountable to the people as their public representative. “As a people’s representative, as your sevak, you are my master, my high command…it is my duty to provide you an account of the money and time spent,” Mr. Modi said.Listing the works done by him since 2014, he said modern facilities would be provided without disturbing the city’s identity, tradition and ancient culture.Addressing a gathering at the BHU amphitheatre, Mr. Modi said that since he came to power the change in the life, infrastructure and beautification of the city was there for all to see.“Four years ago, when the people of Kashi resolved to walk the path of change, the change, then and now, can be clearly seen,” said Mr. Modi, adding that the city earlier was at the mercy of Lord Shiva. It was “entangled in its poor infrastructure, just like the overhead electric cables,” said the PM.With the path of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, it is setting its own future, said Mr. Modi, promising the city that many infrastructural projects would be completed in the coming months.Among the projects launched on the day were the Atal Incubation Centre at BHU, the Integrated Power Development Scheme for old Kashi and the Regional Ophthalmology Centre, also at BHU.last_img read more

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