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Gbi and Dorlu Road Rehab. Stalled

first_imgThe rehabilitation of the road connecting one of Nimba’s remote and less developed districts, Gbi and Dorlu, with others is yet to be completed as the machines rehabilitating the road have been withdrawn to another location.The rehabilitation was launched on October 26, 2015, by county officials as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of feeder roads across the county. It was expected to take 60 days to complete and afterwards connect over 30 communities at a cost of US$250,000 including all the road rehabilitation work in NimbaCounty, Superintendent Fong Zuagele said.But, within the period of a month, most of the machines were withdrawn to Tappita for the opening of the airstrip, which lasted about two months. The road work resumed after the completion of the airstrip but the machines were withdrawn in early May, without reaching their target, leaving half of the roads in the district unrehabilitated. The machines were taken to the nearby district of Yarwin Messonnon, for what many claimed was due to political influence, because the district is the home of Representative Matenokay Tingban and Development Superintendent Dorr Cooper.Supt. Zuagele told citizens at the launch that the rehabilitation of the road was part of the county’s initiative to rehabilitate all feeder roads in Nimba County.He also added that the machines will not be removed from the district until all the communities are connected, with Gbi citizens told that the machines left because of the rainy season.On the popular Facebook page, Nimba Future Generation, some citizens of Gbi and Dorlu have expressed frustration over the road work not reaching the district headquarters in Dorgbor Town.“It is so sad to receive fresh, confirmed reports that the machines stopped from reaching Dorgbor Town due to the rainy season are now being used in another district,” said Ezekiel Dennis and Marcus Roberts of Gbi and Dorlu. Dorgbor Town is the biggest town in Gbi and Dorlu; due to the bad road network its administrative activities are carried out in Glann Town, where the Administrative Commissioner resides.However, the Project Management Committee head in Nimba County, Peterson Walker, said the machines were removed due to the rainy season and are scheduled to return to Gbi in the dry season.He added that presently all the machines have been brought back from the remote areas to carry out the city’s development, especially the opening of alleys and laying the streets.Gbi and Dorlu is one of the underdeveloped districts in Nimba Countywith a limited number of schools and clinics. It is densely forested, extending as far as Sinoe and Rivercess countiesThere has been speculation that the citizens want to join Rivercess County, since they are marginalized from development activities in Nimba County. Senator Thomas Grupee, in one of his remarks, described the intention as moving “from worst into the water,” blaming lawmakers from Rivercess of orchestrating the situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ballon d’Or organisers introduce goalkeeper award

first_img0Shares0000Lev Yashin kept goal for the Soviet Union at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. He played in two more World Cups and was in the squad in 1970 © SCANPIX SWEDEN/AFP/File / STAFFPARIS, France, Sep 19 – A Ballon d’Or award for goalkeepers will be handed out for the first time this year, the organisers, France Football magazine, announced on Thursday.The Yashin Trophy will be named after the Soviet international, Lev Yashin, the only goalkeeper to have won the Ballon d’Or itself. The Ballon d’Or for best male player was first awarded in 1956, to Stanley Matthews. It is voted on by journalists. Last year, an award for best female player was added. It was won by Norway’s Ada Hegerberg.A shortlist for the prizes in the three categories will be announced on October 21.This year’s winners will be revealed in a ceremony on December 2.The Ballon d’Or also served as the FIFA player of the year award from 2010-15 but was then replaced by the governing body’s The Best awards in 2016.A Moscow native who played 21 seasons with local outfit Dynamo, Yashin won the Ballon d’Or in 1963 and was revered in his day as the world’s finest ‘keeper.With the Soviet team he was in goal at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 for a 1-0 win over Yugoslavia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Starting out as a hockey goaltender Yashin, often sporting a flat cap and dressed from head to toe in black, helped the Soviets to their greatest victory in 1960, winning the inaugural European Championship 2-1 after extra-time.He would also take part in four World Cups and later worked in various roles at Dynamo Moscow and for the Soviet sports ministry.Sadly in the mid 1980s, he contracted phlebitis and had to have one of his legs amputated. More misery followed when Yashin was diagnosed with stomach cancer and he died in March 1990 aged 60.He held the rank of colonel in the Red Army and was awarded the prestigious Order of Lenin, the highest civilian award in the USSR and obtained a degree from the Higher Institute of the Soviet Communist Central Committee.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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SCRAPPING GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS WILL ‘DAMAGE FUTURES FOR DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN’

first_imgGOVERNMENT plans to scrap guidance counsellors in Co Donegal schools will have a long-term detrimental effect on schoolchildren here, a county councillor has warned.Cllr Patrick McGowan, a member of Donegal VEC and Chair of the Finn Valley College has called for the full reversal of the Government’s decision to dismantle the provision of guidance counsellors to schools, resulting in  the end of a service relied on by the nation’s most vulnerable students.“There will be long-term negative effects on the career guidance profession and on vulnerable students  resulting from this move by the Labour Minister and removing the special provision for guidance counsellors will see an increase in class sizes through the back door and will result in 700 secondary schools around the country losing qualified guidance counsellors,” said Cllr McGowan. “Schools will now be  forced schools to choose between either cutting an essential service to students or dropping another subject, leading to a reduced subject choice. This is a lose-lose situation for students and a retrograde step for education in our country.“Guidance counsellors provide a critical service in encouraging students to choose appropriate education and career pathways and also offer advice and support relating to a range of personal issues. They are professionally trained to provide far more than career advice, with most guidance counsellors acting as a support to more vulnerable students.”The VEC has already agreed the decision will be damaging.“Government TDs have the opportunity to stand up for their local schools and ensure that current staffing levels and class sizes are maintained, and retain the essential guidance counsellor service.,” said Cllr McGowan. LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSCRAPPING GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS WILL ‘DAMAGE FUTURES FOR DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN’ was last modified: January 17th, 2012 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:cllr patrick McGowandonegalGUIDANCE COUNSELLORSlast_img read more

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USC — Secondary lineup found in secondary

first_img “Who would I put in first? Kevin’s been all right there. Kevin’s the first one I’d turn to,” secondary coach Greg Burns said. “But Cary’s played well too. I haven’t needed them yet, but it would be good to get them playing time.” Burns is confident sophomore safety Josh Pinkard can start against Arkansas if Poly High graduate Darnell Bing (hip flexor) is unable to play. Pinkard and freshman Kevin Ellison know both safety positions in case Bing or Scott Ware are hurt. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Pinkard and Ellison are doing a helluva a job,” Burns said. “Pinkard’s really shown some good flashes. They can play every spot.” Asked about flip-flopping between positions, Pinkard said, “I’ve just got to repeat it to myself a couple times to remember what spot I’m at.” Play rotation LenDale White has rushed for 26 touchdowns in his career, and Reggie Bush entered the season with nine rushing touchdowns, White no longer holds the sole role of the Trojans’ goal-line back. “There’s not a goal-line back,” offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. “It depends on the flow of the game. They are both goal-line and short-yardage tailbacks, and they’re both complete backs.” It took six weeks, but USC finally discovered its fourth cornerback, as freshman Kevin Thomas from Rio Mesa High of Oxnard currently holds the position entering the Arkansas game. Thomas and freshman Cary Harris (Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks) spent training camp and the first two weeks of the season trying to win the fourth cornerback spot. center_img Most of White’s touchdowns are from 5 yards or less, but Bush increased his size in the offseason and is able to play in all situations. “It’s not that LenDale can’t do anything. Reggie’s put on weight and is blocking and running better than last year,” Kiffin said. Injury updates Linebacker Brian Cushing dislocated his shoulder and is doubtful for the game. While he’s not expected to play, Cushing is hopeful he could be ready by Saturday. Fullback Brandon Hancock’s sprained ankle improved and he’s considered day-to-day. Hancock received a cortisone injection and underwent a magnetic-resonance imaging test that showed no damage. Punter Tom Malone (hip flexor) returned and kicked without pain Tuesday. Malone said he’s not 100 percent but kicked without pain. Bing (hip flexor) ran for the first time since the Hawaii game but remains questionable. Linebacker Clay Matthews (dislocated elbow) returned and practiced with the second team after Cushing got hurt. Defensive end Kyle Moore (sprained knee) said he would play although his knee remains sore. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Creeslough’s Ailish McBride faces the heat on Glor Tíre

first_imgThe heat is about to be turned up for Donegal singer Ailish McBride as the elimination rounds begin on TG4’s Glor Tire music contest.The 19-year-old Creeslough native is one of six finalists battling it out for this year’s ‘Glor Tíre’ title.Popular country singer Ailish is aiming to be next new voice for country music in Ireland. Singing under the mentorship of Monaghan country star Ciaran Rosney, Ailish has already impressed the judges with her single ‘Golden Ring’.The talented LYIT veterinary nursing student is hoping that the Donegal public can keep up their strong support and vote her through the next rounds.All six finalists will perform in the first elimination episode, live from the Quays in Galway, this Tuesday, 5th March at 9.30pm.Based on the public vote, the top four contestants will be safe and perform again. The two contestants will the lowest votes will perform in a sing-off with the judges saving one and sending the first contestant home. Ailish can rest assured that she will have Donegal cheering her on tonight, as the tension rises and the live eliminations continue on Ireland’s country music talent show.Voting details are available at: www.tg4.ieCreeslough’s Ailish McBride faces the heat on Glor Tíre was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ailish mcbrideGLOR TIREMUSICTG4last_img read more

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Clear theme emerges for San Francisco Giants on day two of MLB Draft

first_imgNEW YORK — Major League Baseball executives rarely like to admit when they draft “for need,” but members of the Giants front office may have no choice but to say so this year.For the first time since 1969, the Giants used their first seven draft picks on position players.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and amateur scouting director Michael Holmes were determined to add hitters to their farm system and they accomplished that goal on the first two days of the draft.The Giants …last_img

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Play for Team SA on Football Fridays!

first_imgTo start getting excited about the biggest sporting show on the planet – arriving on African soil for the first time on Friday, 11 June 2010.To start supporting the African team that will run out onto the pitch at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium on that day – Bafana Bafana.To start getting ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelling football fans, and hundreds of millions of television viewers, to the southern tip of Africa. Where did the idea come from? According to Wikipedia, Casual Friday (or Dress-down Friday, or simply Casual Day) is “an American and Canadian custom which has spread to other parts of the world, wherein some offices celebrate a semi-reprieve from the constrictions of a formal dress code.” South Africa celebrates Casual Day on the first Friday of September each year (coinciding with the arrival of Spring) as a way of raising money, awareness and support for people with disabilities. On 24 April 2009, South African hotel group Southern Sun launched Football Fun Days, encouraging its 6 000 staff members to don their favourite football jersey every Friday, in order to “start ‘living’ the message that soon we will be hosting the world’s largest football event.” In August 2009, at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg, South Africa’s major 2010 partners acknowledged the power and simplicity of Southern Sun’s initiative, and decided to take it national, under the banner of the Fly the Flag for Football campaign that was launched in April. Speaking at the conference, 2010 Organising Committee chairman Irvin Khoza urged South Africans to appreciate the enormity of the World Cup, and to make the most of the event to promote the country and the continent in all its energy and diversity. “Think of the tournament as a 30-day commercial for South Africa,” Khoza said. “A 30-day television commercial to be watched by a cumulative audience of billions around the globe. This is the scale of the opportunity for South Africans to present this country effectively and proactively.” Now it’s up to us – each one of us – to determine how strong the message, how powerful the impact, of our “30-day commercial”. The Fridays are fast ticking down until the 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off, and South Africans are being urged to mark each one by “dressing down” in a way that will come naturally to a sports-crazy population – by wearing a football shirt to work (or play).What is Football Fridays? It’s a call to all South Africans to get behind the 2010 Fifa World Cup: Wear one, tell your friends to wear one, tell your work colleagues to wear one, tell your kids to wear one. Kids, tell your parents to wear one. Get one for your dog to wear.Get interested. Get excited. Get talking – about the team whose shirt you’re wearing. About your favourite players. About football … Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img Because it’s all about football. And being part of the same team: Team South Africa.Anything else I should be doing?Don’t let us hold you back! We want to show the world what Team South Africa is about. So: wear a makarapa. Blow a vuvuzela. Fly the South African flag. Practise singing the South African anthem. Get ready to be a good host in 2010!Can I wear any football shirt? Yes. Obviously, we’d prefer it if it were a Bafana Bafana shirt. But whether it displays the colours of the national team or of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Real Madrid or Man United, by wearing it each Friday, you’ll be showing your true colours as a supporter of South Africa 2010.Why Football Fridays? Because as events go, as audience goes, as media coverage goes, it doesn’t come bigger than the football World Cup. Pulling it off is going to take a Team South Africa effort. And because we won’t get another chance like this to show the world that we can. That Africa is not just about war, disease, poverty or crime. That we’re a country and a continent that’s alive with warmth, energy, resources, resourcefulness, resilience, ambition, ubuntu. Possibility.Who’s behind Football Fridays? Football Fridays is a joint initiative of the country’s major 2010 partners: What should I do for Football Fridays? Wear a football shirt to work (or play) on Friday – every Friday between now and the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on Friday, 11 June 2010. Got that sorted? Now go have some fun: The 2010 Fifa World Cup SA Organising CommitteeThe Government Communication and Information SystemSouth African TourismThe International Marketing Council of South AfricaThe South African Broadcasting Corporationlast_img read more

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Burger King to open in South Africa

first_img9 November 2012Global fast-food company Burger King will open its first restaurant in Cape Town during the first half of 2013, marking the beginning of its move into South Africa and the southern African region, the company said on Thursday.Burger King is the second-largest fast-food hamburger chain in the world, serving around 11-million people daily from over 12 500 locations in 82 countries.It has entered a joint venture with South African gaming and leisure group Grand Parade Investments to form Burger King South Africa.Following the opening of the Cape Town restaurant will be a national roll-out of restaurants.“The aggressive growth plans are expected to contribute significantly to the South African economy and create a significant number of jobs for South Africans over the next five years and beyond,” Grand Parade said in statement.“The introduction of Burger King to South Africa will bring much-needed jobs and careers for our people and help in reducing the high unemployment rate,” said Grand Parade executive chairperson Hassen Adams.“The City of Cape Town works hard to create a prosperous city that enjoys economic growth and development and job creation,” Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said in the company’s statement.“Foreign direct investment that boosts our city, and our country, is warmly welcomed.”Burger King and Grand Parade had studied the southern African region and believed the time was right to move into South Africa, said Burger King’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Jose Cil.Burger King had partnered with Grand Parade for its financial resources, operational know-how in hospitality, and experience in running outlet-driven businesses.The joint venture with Burger King was “a strategic move to enter the quick service restaurant market,” Adams said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Big Data Team-Up: IBM Netezza and Revolution Analytics Brining R to the Data Warehouse

first_imgTags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IBM Netezza and Revolution Analytics announced today at the Predictive Analytics World event that the two companies are working together to integrate the statistical programming language R into Netezza’s Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance. The companies want to make it possible use R to process data on the data warehouse  appliance without moving to another system. This should enable much faster data processing.Although no release data has been set, representatives from the companies say work on the project has begun in earnest. Select customers will beta test the integration in the coming months.Revolution Analytics provides enterprise tools and support for R, which has broken out of academia as enterprises rapidly adopt it. Bank of America and Pfizer are some of Revolution’s most notable customers.Revolution was founded in 2007. It competes with other commercial analytics vendors such as  IBM SPSS and SAS. In 2009, SPSS co-inventor Norman H. Nie joined Revolution as CEO.IBM acquired Netezza in September. It competes with Oracle’s Exadata appliance.Photo credit: nasa1fan/MSFCDisclosure: IBM is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor.center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts last_img read more

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Quick Tip: Creating Stills and Pauses In Resolve 15

first_img2. Retime ControlsWe can also use the Retime controls. Right-click on your media clip, and select retime controls.A set of arrows will appear below the video clip with a new drop-down menu for the retime controls. They will open when you click the arrow next to the percentage marker.Position your playhead where you want the freeze frame to start, and open the drop-down menu. Select freeze frame, and from your playhead position, you will now have two speed points, along with a region set to 0%. The 0% area is your freeze frame. You can move the second speed point to extend the duration of the freeze frame, and in a ripple edit fashion, an increase in the paused region will increase the overall length of the clip. 3. Export StillWe can also use the color page’s gallery to export a still and then import it back into the project for a Premiere-like export frame function. The primary purpose of the gallery is to save, reference, and copy grades, but we can also use it to create a still for a pause.Head to the color page, open the gallery, right-click on the viewer, and select grab still.The still will now appear in the gallery. Right-click on the still, and select export. You can now save the still under a variety of different formats. With the still saved, import it back into your media pool and place it onto the timeline.You now will have a pause that is a separate media clip from the video.These methods may not be as fluid as one would want, but they get the job done. Maybe in the future, we’ll see a dedicated export frame function on the edit page.Lewis McGregor is a certified DaVinci Resolve trainer.Looking for more Resolve tips and tricks? Check these out.DaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit PageDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Media PageColor Grading: Working with the Hue vs. Curves in DaVinci ResolveRevive Your Footage With Resolve 15’s Automatic Dirt Repair and Dust Buster ToolsHow to Use the Shared Node Feature in DaVinci Resolve Here are three techniques you can use for capturing a still or creating pauses in DaVinci Resolve.Over the last three years, Resolve has gone from the being the acquaintance NLE I barely knew to my closest friend. While it’s brought a number of new features to the forefront, I do miss one highlight from my adventures with Premiere Pro: the export frame function. Creating stills or pauses in Resolve is slightly more involved.As a creator of screencast tutorials, there are moments when I need to pause while I explain something — or perhaps I’ve skipped too far ahead in the video recording, but I’m still explaining something from the previous tip. I would need to pause the screencast to give my audio a moment to catch up. In Premiere Pro, it was a simple task: hit the camera icon, save the still, and if you checked Import into project, the still would even import into your project folder, allowing you to create an invisible pause in a matter of seconds. Premiere does also have a hold frame function, but in many situations, the export frame function was more beneficial.This process in Resolve is more tedious. Here are three methods you can use to get a still of your video footage to create a pause.1. Freeze FrameFirst, head to where you want to begin the pause, and using the blade tool (B), create a splice. Then move one frame forward, and create another splice. This should leave you with a clip length of one frame. Right-click on the freeze frame and select change clip speed.With the change clip speed dialog box open, select Freeze frame, and you will now have a still that you can extend to the length you need.last_img read more

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