Liberia Set for Tunisia Decider on Sunday

first_imgLone Star coach James Salinsah Debbah has named a 27-man squad for the Group A Day 6 crucial fixture away to Tunisia on Sunday, 4 September 2016 in Monastir.Liberia share top spot with Tunisia on 10 points each, with the West Africans having the edge on the back of a lone goal win in the reverse meeting between the two sides last September in Monrovia.The Monastir clash is one of the top-liners on the final day of the qualifiers as victory for either side will hand them the group’s automatic ticket to Gabon. The Lone Star almost blew the chances of qualification after giving up a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Togo in the penultimate fixture last June at home which saw ‘Les Eperviers’ move to eight points and remain in contention.As part of preparations for the decisive trip to Tunisia, the Lone Stars played a friendly with Morocco’s Team ‘A’ on 31 August 2016 in Casablanca to gauge their readiness before traveling to Monastir.Debbah, a journey man during his playing days, has called up the likes of William Jebor of Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco), Sam Johnson of Djurgarden (Sweden), Anthony Laffor of South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns amongst others in his quest for a positive result to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time in their history after 1996 and 2002.Meanwhile, Togo will face Djibouti in the other Group A at the same time in Lome.Full SquadGoalkeepers: Tommy Sango (LISCR), Garley James (Invincible Eleven)Defenders: Solomon Grimes(Nea Salamina, Cyprus), Trokon Zeon (LISCR), Gizzi Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel), Teah Dennis(Al Ahli, Jordan), Dirkir Glay (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Omega Roberts (FK Donji Srem Pećinci, Serbia), Trokon Zeon, Gizzie Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel), Dominic Tarpeh Doe (Unattached), Hilton Varney (BYC), Joel Johnson (Charlotte Independence, USA)Midfielders: Anthony Snorti Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Theo Weeks Lewis (Gabala, Azerbaijan), Murphy Oscar Dorley (FK Trakai, Lithuania), Saah Nyumah, Van Dave Harmon (BYC), Dioh Williams ( Gefle, Sweden)Forwards: William Jebor (Wydad Athletic Club, Morocco), Francis Grandpa Doe (NS Matrix, Malaysia), Sam Johnson (Djurgarden, Sweden), Sekou Konneh (Foruna Sittard, Netherlands), Mark Paye (BYC), Emile Daney, Dauda Bortu (Baerum SK, Norway) and Edward Junior Wilson (Perlis, Mayasia)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO SEE TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL

first_imgCOMPETITION: Management at The Mount Errigal hotel have teamed up with Donegal Daily to give ONE lucky reader the chance to win TWO free tickets to see the hilarious Tommy Tiernan.Tommy Tiernan, will be performing his ‘Out of the Whirlwind – Tour of Donegal’ on the 4th of December at The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following question and send your answers to carolynne@mounterrigal.com Which famous Irish TV comedy did Tommy Tiernan appear in a cameo role? TOMMY: Now entering his 20th year as a stand-up comedian, having won every award going and still as passionate as ever about the adventure of storytelling and comedy, Tommy is also starting to take some very exciting risks.Mannerless, profound, dark, and silly too, his performance mesmerises in a way that is joyful, uplifting, inspirational and most importantly always breathtakingly funny.  Part Chaos, part unplanned pregnancy, Tommy Tiernan’s new show “Out Of The Whirlwind” is a verbal and acrobatic descent into God knows what.” A wide eyed philosopher of love and life who performs as if appalled by the idea of being bland”  THE GUARDIAN Tickets priced €28.00 (inc booking fee) are on sale Thursday 1st October at 9am from local venues, www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.  Ticket B&B only €79pps call hotel to book 0749122700 or email info@mounterrigal.comwww.tommytiernan.comwww.aikenpromotions.com COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO SEE TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

Eureka beats cross-town rival St. Bernard’s 5-1

first_imgEureka >> Eureka Loggers junior pitcher Dylan Wilson scattered five hits, allowing one earned run over 5-2/3 innings pitched as the Loggers defeated cross-town rival St. Bernard’s 5-1 Tuesday at Crusader Field.Eureka took an early lead in the top of the first as lead off hitter Gannon Cyphers hit a double and scored on RBI double by shortstop Hunter Stapp. St. Bernard’s starting pitcher Isaiah Jimenez worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the first by inducing a pop up by …last_img

Making the Most of Your Startup’s Beta Testing Process

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#How To#start A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s a familiar story: a startup launches their beta. The tech blogosphere writes up the news: “Sign up now!” Droves of people rush to do so (well, hopefully). There’s a spike in traffic and solid number of names and email addresses of interested people. But then what?Do you have the right people in your beta? Are you going to get the right feedback?These sorts of questions are particularly important if your target users are from a specific group – a specific age, perhaps, or job-title. Such is the case with the new educational app ShowMe, which just posted on its blog detailing its strategies for running its beta.ShowMe is an iPad app that lets educators record their lessons for students – think Khan Academy, but for any teacher.The Viral Launch PageOf course, getting any users – whether they’re specifically teachers or not – to find out and sign up can be a challenge. And like many other startups, Easel implemented the viral sign-up page – something popularized by LaunchRock. In other words, when people sign up for the beta, they’re encouraged to share the information via Twitter and Facebook, helping spread awareness of the app and the beta.Finding the Right UsersSo clearly, Easel Learning, the makers of ShowMe, wanted to make sure the early testers were educators and students – in other words, the app’s actual users. So Easel Learning added a text box into the beta signup form, asking for interested people to tell a little bit about themselves. According to founder San Kim, “We were able to find out a lot about each of our users that way, and find some amazing educators who were super enthusiastic.”Having more background information on users also made the follow-up and feedback process easier. Kim describes that process as “old school” – the startup conducted phone-based interviews with beta testers. But by having more information about users “just made things run a lot smoother.” That decision to have conversations, rather than send surveys is an interesting one. it’s a lot more work, Kim admits, but he contends it’s a lot more effective. As the startup is interested in building an app that its users will be able to easily use – something particularly important when building an ed-tech tool – being able to listen to users this was important.Planning the TimingAs Easel Learning notes in its blog post, it carefully planned the whole beta process to coincide with what it knew would be significant press coverage. The company knew it would be getting some attention based on Princeton Review’s licensing of its technology. So it wanted to make sure everything was in place to take full advantage of the spotlight.And it has. The startup has had over a thousand signups for its beta – and most of them are, indeed, educators. The company is planning on launching in mid-to-late May, and if you’re interested, you can still join the beta. Invitations are going out in waves, but as Kim insists, “we’re looking for as much feedback as possible from educators. Do sign up for the beta, but also email us at info@showmeapp.com with any thoughts you might have – positive or negative.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watterslast_img read more

The 4th-Generation iPad Makes Me Feel Like A Sucker

first_imgjohn paul titlow Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPad mini#new ipad Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts At first, I didn’t think much about about the new iPads Apple launched yesterday. Sure, the iPad Mini represents an interesting push into the market for smaller, cheaper tablets, but I certainly don’t need one. And the fourth-generation iPad? It’s the company’s least substantial tablet hardware upgrade yet, hardly an improvement over the new iPad I bought six months ago. Apple’s new tablets are nice, but their arrival didn’t have an impact on me.Then I got a text from my brother. “Want to split a third generation iPad for Mom for Christmas? Only $379 refurbed.” Hey, that’s a pretty good deal! Only $379 for a new, 10-inch iPad with a Retina display, nice camera and everything. Just like the one I bought a few months… Hey, wait a minute. Dammit it, Apple!See Also: Why The “New” iPad Should Never Have Been ReleasedI’m not one to impulsively spring for every new gadget that comes along. As a rule, I always skip at least one generation when upgrading my phone. When the iPad 2 came out, I held onto my first generation Apple tablet, waiting for the next version to launch. As a freelance writer, I tend to be very judicious and budget-concious when it comes to shelling out for new devices.But when the “new iPad” started shipping in the spring of this year, I knew it was time to upgrade. Not only was it thinner and faster than my first generation iPad, but it had that super high-resolution Retina display and two cameras. I sold my now-outdated tablet and put the cash toward a brand new, shiny third-generation iPad. Now, a mere six months later, that very same device is available from Apple at a 25% discount. Gee thanks, guys. If I had known the “new” iPad would become the “old” iPad before the end of the year, I would have held out. I’m not the only customer feeling burned by Apple’s uncharacteristically rapid relaunch cycle. After I tweeted a complaint, SoundCloud‘s Head of Audio Manolo Espinosa responded, saying that he had picked up an iPad 3 just a month ago and was now “feeling the pain.” Fortunately for him, the Apple Store let him return the device and get his money back. Not all customers will be so lucky.  Alas, this is one of the perils of being a consumer of mobile technology these days. With every Apple product launch, customers joke about how the company just made their existing phone, tablet or laptop obsolete.Of course, that’s an exaggeration, as my still-perfectly-functional iPhone 4 demonstrates. But electronics manufacturers – especially Apple – have a way of making their customers feel like suckers by pushing out new iterations of their prized gadgets sooner than ever.Normally, buyers of new iOS devices have a year to feel like super-cool, cutting-edge early adopters. This time around, Apple shortened the window to six months in order to get new devices out in time for the holiday shopping season and ensure more universal adoption of  the Lightning connector that debuted with the iPhone 5 last month. That’s great for Apple. I’m sure it will sell a make nn ungodly amount of money selling iPads and iPad Minis this year.Me? I’ve learned my lesson. I’ll be holding out for the iPad 9.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Filmmaking Tutorial: Create a Film Noir Look

first_imgNothing drips with atmosphere quite like film noir. Learn how to create a stark low-key film noir look in this helpful video tutorial.Identified by high contrast and emotional dialogue, film noir is an iconic style that can be used to add a level of retro-drama to your project. However, the style is very different from what one might call modern three-point film lighting.Instead of soft lighting, Film Noir is characterized by very direct harsh lighting. In the following tutorial, filmmaker Tom Antos will show us how to create a film noir effect using a single light source. The tutorial covers:One-Point LightingCreating CookiesFlagging LightsDesaturating Footage in PostSelective Color EffectsIn this filmmaking tutorial, Mr. Antos uses Premiere Pro to achieve his film noir style effect. However, you can use any popular NLE to get a similar look.This video was first shared by Tom Antos. Thanks for sharing, Tom!Want to learn more about lighting your film? Check out a few of the following posts:Add Drama to Your Lighting Setup with Negative FillSofter than Softboxes: How to Create Book LightingLighting Tips for Film NoirHave any tips for creating a moody film noir style effect? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Energy Management And Efficiency Programme Strengthened

first_imgStory Highlights The Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) of the Government has been strengthened  with a loan of US$15 million from the Government of Japan. Meanwhile, outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Masanori Nakano, said the loan being provided to Jamaica falls under the first of the three-pillar Japan-Jamaica Partnership. Addressing the signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes and the Record of Discussions, at the Finance and the Public Service Ministry, in Kingston, on October 6, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, said the availability of the loan is timely. The Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) of the Government has been strengthened  with a loan of US$15 million from the Government of Japan.The primary objective of EMEP is to bolster the government’s efforts in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation through the design and implementation of measures targeting key Government facilities as well as fuel usage within the sector.Expected results of the project include: reduced electricity consumption within government facilities; decreased fuel consumption through traffic control management; and increased capacity of the relevant authorities or organizations in the promotion and supervision of electricity planning.Addressing the signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes and the Record of Discussions, at the Finance and the Public Service Ministry, in Kingston, on October 6, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, said the availability of the loan is timely.The signed documents form a precursor to the overarching loan agreement between the Japanese Government and Jamaica that facilitate the provision of loan resources.“It (loan) comes at a time when efforts are being made by the Government to diversify the country’s energy mix in order to create a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable energy sector and to reduce Jamaica’s dependence on imported oil,” he said.The loan, which is being financed through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is part of a joint loan of US$30 million with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which will provide the other US$15 million.Mr. Shaw noted that the loan from JICA reaffirms the “vibrant partnership” that exists between Jamaica and Japan.He reiterated the advanced plans by the Government to diversify the country’s energy mix, which includes the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewables, such as wind and solar power.“We already have converted 120 megawatts from heavy fuel oil in Montego Bay into LNG and we have started a new plant at Old Harbour in St Catherine for another 190 megawatts of LNG. In addition to that, we are close now to 100 megawatts of renewable energy in the form of wind and solar (power),” he said.The country’s National Energy Policy of 2009-2030 speaks to Jamaica having a secured, diversified and sufficient supply of energy, which will, in turn, support long-term economic and social development as well as environmental sustainability.Mr. Shaw informed that coupled with strides being made for alternative energy, there needs to be an equal focus placed on conservation, which involves switching to light-emitting diode (LED) lights.Meanwhile, outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Masanori Nakano, said the loan being provided to Jamaica falls under the first of the three-pillar Japan-Jamaica Partnership.“That speaks to Japan and Jamaica seeking to advance cooperation towards sustainable development, including vulnerabilities particular to Small Island Development States (SIDS),” he said.The Japanese Ambassador, who will end his tour of duty on October 10, is hoping that the loan will be a “worthwhile contribution for energy conservation, which is essential for the further economic and sustainable development of the country”An additional US$10 million in grant funding will be provided by the European Union-Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF), making a total of US$40 million that will be pumped into the EMEP.The EMEP  is executed by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), under the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology.Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (left), greets Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Masanori Nakano, at the signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes and the Record of Discussions, at the Minister’s Heroes Circle offices in Kingston, on October 6.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for May 18 State Police Makes Arrest Driver Issued Summons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, May 18, 2018:Police checked on a male party sitting on a guardrail on Main Street and Glen Road. Man checked OK. (1:31am)Josue O. Posada-Dubon, of Wilmington, was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Signal. (5:19am)Resident reported she heard 3 gunshots from the wooded area behind their house on Main Street. Police responded and deemed the call unfounded. Police told resident to call back if she hears anything else. (7:19am)Police received report of ducklings weaving in and out of traffic in Wilmington Plaza lot. Caller escorted them out of harm’s way into the woods next to the bank. (11:14am)State Police reported they had a routine traffic stop on 93 South Exit 41, near the Avalon complex, a male party took off on foot towards the Avalon complex. K9 and Airwing enroute. State Police eventually located man and took him into custody. (11:33am)Animal Control Officer assisted Jere Road resident with animal in ceiling. (12:56pm)A bird flew into a classroom at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center. Animal Control Officer called. (2:11pm)Police, Fire and State Police responded to multi-vehicle accident prior to Exit 41 on 93 North. State Police handled scene. (2:38pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 31: Man Issued Summons For Assault & Battery; Missing Teens Return To Group HomeIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more