Sir Hilary: Protect Ja’s sporting tradition

first_imgJamaican sport has reached a pinnacle of excellence which all Jamaicans have a collective responsibility to maintain and sustain.That was the message from Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who was guest speaker at Friday night’s RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.”This extraordinary nation has made a most incredible contribution to sport,” Sir Hilary told the audience at the ceremony to honour Jamaica’s best in sport for 2015.Sir Hilary, who has an affinity to cricket in particular, noted that Jamaican sport history was unique in its style, quality, and performance, and its capacity to establish gender equality in the process.”Jamaica has done what many countries have aspired to do in many areas, but especially in sporting culture. This phenomenal achievement has been recognised and it has been respected,” he said.”There is a tradition of excellence in Jamaica, and this excellence has to be maintained and it has to be sustained. It must be institutionalised and it must be industrialised,” the Barbados-born educator said.some societies”If it is not institutionalised and industrialised it will be lost. I have seen how many nations have lost that excellence they have achieved,” Sir Hilary added.Sir Hilary used West Indies cricket as an example of a sport which had at one stage been excellent but later deteriorated dramatically.”In some societies it is considered a crime to lose that excellence,” he said.”This must never happen to Jamaican sport. I don’t wish to be writing in the closing stages of my career about the fall of Jamaican sport,” he added.”Every child in Jamaica must grow to see that things are designed in Jamaica, patented … exported from Jamaica, representing the legends in Jamaican sport. We are here to celebrate this monument. It must not fall.”Sir Hilary, who gained tenure at age 37, said the University of the West Indies had an important role to play in ensuring that Jamaican sport does not lose its value.”Research, innovation, bringing culture, manufacturing, finance, and technology together to sustain this incredible achievement,” he said.”We all have a responsibility. There has to be accountability. It must not be taken lightly. The efforts of generations must not be dashed overnight.”last_img read more

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Las Vegas has fallen in love with Golden Knights

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Average game attendance at T-Mobile Arena is now 18,042. Tourists and comped high-rollers have surely caught games. So have tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, rapper Lil Jon, poker pro Daniel Negreanu and slugger Bryce Harper before baseball season started. But defying some of those early predictions, it’s been regular residents and their children who have filled the stands game after game.The crowds bode well for the NFL’s Raiders, who are due to move to Sin City in 2020.The Knights — who were 200-1 at many sports books to win the Stanley Cup before the season began — proudly declare themselves Vegas Born. Their success on the ice has certainly influenced attendance, but it may also have to do with the city’s desperate need for fellowship around the time the season opened.The Knights’ home opener in October came only a few days after the city suffered the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The team retired jersey No. 58 during its final home game of the regular season to honor the victims. A banner with 58 stars was hoisted into the rafters. The victims’ names were also projected on the ice.“I think because all the players are from different places and Las Vegas is a melting pot of people from different places, it’s just really brought community together to have our own team,” said fan Angel Ashby. “This is a Vegas-born team. It isn’t from somewhere else.”ADVERTISEMENT Ashby had rooted for the Colorado Avalanche, but got rid of the jersey when the Knights arrived. She and her friends rotate hosting watch parties.The energy has existed at the arena from the beginning, but has progressively gotten louder with the success that followed. For the playoffs, the team has expanded the pregame festivities to include a huge knight’s helmet that is lowered from the rafters in front of the Vegas bench. The Golden Knights enter the ice through the front of the helmet.Some players toss pucks to their young fans before the game and some children in attendance will get sticks from select players after every game. And the popularity has spilled over from T-Mobile Arena to City National Arena, the team’s practice facility. There, the Vegas Golden Knights Skating Academy has grown from less than 100 kids to nearly 1,000 seven months after its inception.Todd Pollock, vice president of ticketing and suites, said he did not expect the level of support the team has experienced in its debut season and wondered what took so long for Las Vegas to get a major franchise. The team had planned a three-day campaign for season-ticket packages for next season, but the organization canceled after the first day due to an overwhelming response.“What we’re seeing collectively this year absolutely, positively, I don’t think I could have scripted it any better than the way it’s currently playing out,” said Pollock, who worked in the same capacity with the Los Angeles Kings and the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Rondo, Green serve up spicy subplot in NBA playoffs MOST READ The arena rocks when the expansion team that has taken the league by storm appears on its home ice. A city that for years longed for a major sports franchise has truly embraced the Knights.“It’s so much different live than it is on TV. It’s a whole different experience,” said David Santangelo, a Las Vegas resident who is a season ticket holder and longtime hockey fan. “People fall in love with it. So many people I talk to at work are saying that they didn’t know it was so exciting. People are really starting to learn about it now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSantangelo, who was wearing a Knights jersey, was among hundreds who attended a party Monday in downtown Las Vegas to watch Game 3 of the Knights’ second-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. The Golden Knights have a 3-2 series lead after a 5-3 victory over San Jose on Friday night.For years, questions were raised over whether the tourist-driven city with a long history of hosting big events could support a big league team night after night. Gambling and a relatively small market size steered major franchises elsewhere. Before the Knights dropped the puck, there were naysayers even though initial ticket demand was high. LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In this May 2, 2018, photo, people watch a second-round playoff series hockey game at a Vegas Golden Knights watch party outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The expansion Golden Knights, Las Vegas’ first major sports franchise, have taken the league and their hometown by storm in their first season. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights’ gold-and-grey-on-black helmets are everywhere.They’re on T-shirts and hats worn by mall patrons, on jerseys of moviegoers, on stuffed animals, on mugs and on bumper stickers deep in suburbia. Bars far from the city’s tourist-driven areas show the games on TV, and watch parties have become a regular activity.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Cremen rules Masters division in Sletba Open; Catalan, Hernandez shine

first_imgRen Cremen in actionPhilippine Youth member Ren Cremen on Sunday bagged the Open Masters title of the 22nd Sletba (Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association) Open Championships at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.Cremen edged fellow TBAM-Prima player Danielle Evangelista, 215-212, in the final game of the stepladder finals to clinch the crown. Evangelista earlier beat Nikko Go of SCTBA-Prima and Merwin Tan of TBAM-Prima in the first match, then Patrick Nuqui of PBA-Nobleland in the second match to earn the right to face Cremen who enjoyed a twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Cremen started the 10-game elimination round with a 237, and maintained the pace to finish with a total of 2323 pitfalls, or an average of 232.Earlier in the day, Lovella Catalan of PTBDA posted an eight-game total of 1651 to rule the Ladies’ Division. She was followed by May Tumbagahon of Sletba with 1621, then by May Malvar of TBAM-Prima (1568); Alice Cabazor of MBA (1561), and Myra Umali of Sletba (1549).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLovella CatalanNancy Hernandez of TBAM-Prima, meanwhile, rolled 1053 pinfalls in six games to capture the 15 & Under category, followed by Abraham Saddoy of DATBI (1039), Basti Singui of Sletba (1028), Grace Hernandez of TBAM-Prima (1023) and Michael Lacerna of Sletba (1000).Nancy HernandezThe annual Sletba event was sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Federation. /asu Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to a fightcenter_img MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Infected Margibians ‘Sneaking’ into Grand Bassa

first_imgThe Grand Bassa County local administration is alarmed about the increase in deaths reported in towns bordering Margibi County, and has quarantined several towns within its domain, where deaths have occurred. Yet, still, the porous rural terrain does not prevent other towns from danger as reports say infected people from Dolo’s Town in Margibi have snuck into towns in rural Grand Bassa to avoid the quarantine imposed by the Government of Liberia. In a press conference held at the administrative building in Buchanan last week, the County Information Officer Eddie Williams said due to the close proximity of the other infected counties, Grand Bassa stands a high risk of infection.Despite warnings by local authorities, people are circumventing the checkpoints that connect the two counties.  The check point at Owensgrove has a health post to test travelers for high fever, a trait that suggests the presence of the Ebola virus.At Owensgrove, Grand Bassa borders Margibi County, home to Dolo’s town, from where people have reportedly fled to rural parts of Grand Bassa by boat. Dolo’s Town is now under quarantine due to the high rate of Ebola infection there.“Since those reports, there have been occurrences of strange deaths in villages and towns closer to Margibi County,” Williams said.“In Gbarpleh Town, Bassa County for example, some 20 persons have died and were buried by the town’s people without informing the county authorities, though the cause of the deaths could not be confirmed.“It was confirmed that of those 20 persons, 11 had come from Dolo’s Town. “In another town called Commission’s Town, there were six deaths reported; Quenweh Town, 2 deaths; Jacob Lateh Town 3 deaths, 1 confirmed of Ebola,” he explained.Although many of the deaths reported have not been tested for Ebola, the rate at which they are happeningAs a result the Grand Bassa county administration has ordered all local government officers to remain in their localities to monitor activities and number every hut within their respective areas.“This will help them have a record and monitor the movements of citizens and visitors in and out of their districts, clans, towns and villages. There isn’t a possibility that everybody will be tested,” he stressed.The County has also halted all market days and large public gatherings until further notice and vowed to prosecute violators.“All officers, district elders and superintendents must report to health authorities about all illnesses and health problems. That is why we decided, as a county, that all local authorities remain in their localities,” he added.According to Williams, towns with deaths reported have been quarantined, and will be fed by the County authority.“As it regards the 3 nurses who came in contact with the Ebola Patient from Rivercess, the nurse who was showing signs and symptoms was taken to Monrovia for proper treatment where he was reported dead. We are keeping close watch with the other nurses in the quarantine unit.Williams closed by admonishing people need to “be fully involved as a means of showing responsibility. Ebola does not discriminate amongst people. Citizens must be ready and willing to support and work with the task force. The force consists of Organizations and Groupings.”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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Finally, Liberia Establishes a Research and Education Network and Joins WACREN, as UL Takes…

first_imgDr. Darren WilkinsExploring NRENs and the Newly Established Liberia Research and Education Network (LRREN). By Dr. Darren Wilkins (DWilkins@SaharaTechnology.Com | Tel: 0777129092/0886703789)In September of 2018, heads of several Liberian universities and colleges converged at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) to discuss the establishment of a National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Liberia. Subsequently, on December 13, 2018 the same group met and signed an agreement for the establishment of an NREN which was later named, the Liberia Research and Education Network (LRREN). The LRREN is expected to connect to other regional and international RENs to boost research and education in the nation; an endeavor that ultimately enhances our national economic development initiatives. But what is an NREN? And, what are the benefits of establishing one in Liberia, especially at a time when the nation faces serious economic strangulations? In today’s article I will first provide some insight into NRENs and subsequently throw some light on Liberia’s newly established NREN; the LRREN.A National Research and Education Network or NREN is a specialized Internet Service Provider (ISP) that interconnects research and educational institutions within a nation or region, and externally to similar networks across the global Internet. NRENs are often considered strategic assets of economic and social value to a nation because they play a major role in closing the digital divide between academic and research institutions.  Succinctly put, NRENs specialize in fulfilling the data communications, networking, application and e-services needs of the host country’s research and education community. They are usually distinguished by their support of a very-high speed network both at the core and access levels with the possibility of offering dedicated channels for individual research projects.NRENS are considered incubators of creativity and sources of innovation of both scientific and technological ideas that often spill over to the society. For example, the Internet and the World Wide Web are well-known products emerging from NREN academic and research activities.In the past, it was common to see NRENs connect universities and research labs and provide them with the required facilities for advanced education, research and development. Nowadays, the scope of NRENs has extended to hospitals, schools (primary and secondary), museums, telecom service providers and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). Despite the diverse membership list, universities and research institutions are the main players in the NREN community.Liberia Research and Education Network (LRREN): Enshrined in the Draft 2018-2023 National ICT Policy is a mandate for the creation of a research and education network to improve education and research for national development. And, acknowledging the need for an NREN in Liberia, the MoPT, the University of Liberia and several other tertiary institutions, Digital-Liberia E-Government Project (DLEG) and USAID held discussions on the possibility of establishing a one in Liberia. As I mentioned above, a subsequent meeting was held in December of 2018 with various parties including local universities and colleges (University of Liberia,  AME University, United Methodist University, AME Zion, Stellar Maris Polytechnic, Bomi Community College, Bassa Community College, Starz, Bluecrest and Barshell University) that led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of the Liberia Research and Education Network (LRREN).Since the signing of the MoU, both USAID and the DLEG have made significant financial and technical investments to expedite the establishment of the LRREN.  In addition, USAID and the DLEG are also providing funding for the deployment of a CAMPUS NETWORK for the UL; the institution that has taken lead in the establishment of the LRREN. DLEG and USAID are expected to assist in connecting ALL four campuses of the UL (Fendall, Capitol Hill, AM Dogliotti and Sinje), thus providing internet access for faculty, staff and students. The CAMPUS NETWORK project involves connecting backbones through fiber optic cables, high-end networking equipment and solutions, and the expertise of both local and international professionals.To prepare universities and colleges for this endeavor, DLEG and USAID sent technicians from the UL, AME University and Stellar Maris Polytechnic to Ghana for training (train the trainer) and to garner an understanding of how NRENs operate. DLEG has also brought a consultant from Ghana who is familiar with NRENs based on his work with GARNET, Ghana’s NREN. A few days ago, a team from the Network Startup and Resource Center (NSRC) of the University of Oregon arrived in Liberia to provide a five-day technical training for technicians and network engineers of members of the LRREN. At the same time, the LRREN, through the UL joined the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), which is an entity that promotes collaboration among national, regional, international research and education communities. The UL is also in the process of identifying a facility (on Capitol Hill) that will serve as the secretariat for the LRREN. And, since the LRREN is a SPECIALIZED INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP) there are plans to obtain an ISP license from the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA).So, what does the LRREN bring to Liberia’s developmental agenda? The first thing we need to know is that the LRREN will support the demands of education, research, efficient communication and collaboration in Liberian academia. It is expected to promote cooperation and collaboration between the academic and research communities’ constituents. The LRREN will position of Liberia’s academic and research communities in the international scene by connecting the NREN to other worldwide NRENs; and hence better exposure and easier access to the international accumulated research and knowledge base.LRREN will significantly reduce the cost of internet for faculty, staff and students of institutions that are connected to its network. Since the LRREN is an amalgam of colleges and universities, cost sharing of network and research equipment, services, and applications will take the burden off each of its members. The LRREN can benefit from things like economies of scale since it operates as one single network entity in the procurement of connectivity services and applications from service providers (CCL, LIBTELCO, Orange, Lonestar et al).Finally, as far as sustainability goes, the LRREN will be supported by contributions from its membership and services it intends to provide. Furthermore, funding is expected from donors (local and international) including the World Bank, USAID, DFID, EU, hopefully the Government of Liberia, private and public foundations, NGOs, private industry, and others.  Personally, I am very excited and optimistic about the UL’s campus network and the establishment of the LRREN.  I see both initiatives overwhelmingly impacting our national social, economic and educational goals. That’s it for today.Until next week,Carpe diem!!!!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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Support pouring in for PM T20 Softball Cup 2

first_imgElegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop has thrown their support behind the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL) for the staging of the second edition of the Prime Minister’s T20 Cup.Devon Callendar (left) of Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop presents the cheque to GSCL Inc Secretary Telesha OusmanThis partnership was announced recently when the entity presented a cheque to the organisers at the Regal Stationery Computer Centre, 69 Seafort Street, Campbellville.Devon Callendar of Elegant Jewellery and Pawn Shop, who made the presentation to Secretary of the GSCL Inc (GSCL) Telesha Ousman, said they are happy to be part such a tournament once again and is looking forward to an exciting and successful ONE.He added that softball cricket is a family oriented sport and is calling on the fans to support the game. Ousman expressed gratitude to the sponsor and said that the tournament has attracted some of the top teams locally and also involves teams from Canada, New York and Florida.The tournament is being held in association with the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of the Presidency Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sports.Ousman pointed out that lighted bails will be used in the finals and no entrance fee is required. The tournament will be played in the Allstars and Masters Categories and Ousman informed that the winning team in the Allstars segment will take home a trophy and $700,000 and the runner up a trophy and $100,000 while the champion side in the Masters division will pocket a trophy and $600,000 and the runner up a trophy and $100,000. Members of the finalists will also be given medals.The GSCL Inc Secretary indicated that Florida/Guyana Hope, one of the teams in the tournament, will present USD$20,000 to the Guyana/Florida Hope Charitable organisation during the competition which will commence on October 19 and conclude on October 21 at the Everest Cricket Club.The first 12 teams that registered in the Allstars category and 16 in the masters division will be accepted and according to Ousman informed that nine teams have registered so far in the Allstars category and 10 in the Masters.The venues identified for preliminary matches are Everest Cricket Club, Muslim Youth Organisation, Gandhi Youth Organisation, GNIC SC, Demerara CC, Police, Malteenoes SC, YMCA and Ogle.Live cross over band and cheerleaders will provide added entertainment during the finals while there will be lots of giveaways for the fans. (ZM)last_img read more

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England seek World Cup exorcism as Belgium expects

first_img0Shares0000England captain Harry Kane (L), who is yet to score a goal in a tournament, has vowed an aggressive approach against opponents expected to defend in numbers © AFP / PAUL ELLISVOLGOGRAD, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – England open their World Cup campaign on Monday with manager Gareth Southgate seeking to banish memories of dismal recent finals performances while Belgium’s “Golden Generation” kick off as dark horse challengers.England, winners on football’s biggest stage more than half a century ago, crashed out without a win four years in Brazil, and haven’t won a knock-out match in any tournament since 2006. Southgate’s young charges however come to Russia quietly confident after a solid qualifying campaign and encouraging friendly results against the likes of Brazil, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.They play Tunisia in the historic city of Volgograd on Monday evening knowing anything other than a win would scatter pre-tournament plans, with Belgium looming later in Group G.Southgate’s lack of experience was much fretted over when appointed but the former Under 21s coach has cultivated an atmosphere of unity and a determination to bury past failures.Probable teams for the Group G match between Tunisia and England in the World Cup 2018 in Russia. © AFP / Laurence SAUBADU“This team shouldn’t be burdened with that because they’re a fresh group, most of them have very few international caps, so the future is all ahead of them,” Southgate told reporters at the Volgograd Arena on Sunday.England captain Harry Kane, who is yet to score a goal in a tournament, has vowed an aggressive approach against opponents expected to defend in numbers.“First and foremost we are going to want to attack the game, we feel like we are going to have a lot of possession of the ball,” the Tottenham forward said.– Hazard to shine: Martinez –Belgium, meanwhile, enter Russia on more familiar ground: a squad stuffed with stars but questions over their manager.Tunisia’s midfielder Ahmed Khalil (C) attends a training session at the Volgograd Arena on the eve of their World Cup Group G match against England © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURISpaniard Roberto Martinez was a left-field choice to replace Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016 and the former Everton boss seems no nearer to solving the puzzle of getting Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne playing to their sky-high potentials in the same side.The boys from Brussels face Panama, Central America’s World Cup debutantes, in Sochi.Probable teams for the Belgium – Panama match in Group G of World Cup 2018. © AFP / Laurence SAUBADUMartinez on Sunday said Hazard was ready to light up a tournament in the same way as Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo did with his stunning hat-trick against Spain on Friday.“I think Eden is in a great moment of his career, look at his age, he is the captain, in terms of leadership — he never finds it difficult to show for the ball,” he said.Results under Martinez have been excellent — Belgium haven’t lost since he took over — but there is a sense that this tournament represents their best chance at World Cup glory.– Post-Zlatan Sweden –Monday’s early game sees Sweden take on South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod in a clash from a Group F that also contains holders Germany.Asian powerhouses South Korea are hoping to avoid a repeat of 2014, when their performance in Brazil was so dire that the team was pelted with toffees © AFP / Johannes EISELEThe Swedes come to Russia at the dawning of the “post-Zlatan” era, after their talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from internationals after the last Euros.“We must focus on us, we are here now, the squad that has been selected is the one that will play,” captain Andreas Granqvist told AFP.Sweden beat France in qualifying, and finished ahead of the Netherlands who failed to make it to Russia. The Swedes later advanced by eliminating Italy in a play-off.Asian powerhouses South Korea meanwhile are hoping to avoid a repeat of 2014, when their performance in Brazil was so dire that the team was pelted with toffeesProbable teams for the Sweden – South Korea Group F match on Monday. © AFP / Laurence SAUBADUFour years ago, South Korea’s performance was so woeful that the players were pelted with toffees on their return to Seoul.They will need to summon the spirit of their 2002 home heroics in order to extricate themselves from what is arguably 2018’s toughest group.“I think we will have to beat Sweden if we want to get to the last 16,” said South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong.“We’ve waited a long time for this World Cup.”In snake-hipped Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min, the Koreans have a world-class player and potential match-winner.But in truth they are a shadow of the team who famously reached the semi-finals as 2002 World Cup co-hosts.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sharks’ season ends with Game 6 loss to Blues

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/22/bang_ceef9d88-527b-47e9-a66b-b114d300a9c0″]ST. LOUIS — It was just too much for the Sharks to overcome. The injuries they had and the mistakes they made, the physicality the St. Louis Blues displayed and the forecheck they employed.The Sharks simply ran out of magic. Their season came to a quiet end Tuesday in a 5-1 loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. The St. Louis Blues are going to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1970. The Sharks …last_img read more

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Apple Farm Service now offering Arrowquip cattle handling equipment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Arrowquip is pleased to introduce the newest member of the Arrowquip Family: Apple Farm Service Inc. of Covington. Apple Farm Service has earned their reputation within the agricultural and construction industries as a provider of top-quality equipment and customer service. They are now expanding their service into a new avenue by providing ranchers with innovative cattle handling solutions designed to benefit the rancher and the ranch.“Their knowledge of high-quality agricultural and construction equipment is extensive, and we are confident that our cattle equipment is an excellent fit Apple Farm Service’s manufacturer lineup,” said Andrew Firth, Arrowquip president. “We are thrilled to have Apple Farm Service join our valued Dealer Network.”Apple Farm Service Inc. was founded by Henry Apple in 1956, originally under the name of “Apple Chopper Service.” From humble beginnings as a small shop on Henry’s farm in Ohio, the business has grown to include locations in Covington, Botkins, Mechanicsburg, and West College Corner, Ind. They are experts in farm and agricultural equipment, and carry equipment and parts from over 100 top quality manufacturers. Apple Farm Service remains a family owned company, with Henry’s son Bill and family expanding upon his vision to provide quality and innovation to the farm community in Ohio and beyond.Arrowquip was founded in 1988 by the Firth family in Australia. In the last 30 years, Arrowquip has become a world-renowned manufacturer of cattle handling solutions known for their innovative designs, technological advancements, investment in animal science, and forward-thinking equipment. They have become the most sought-after cattle equipment manufacturer in the market today.Arrowquip’s New 600 Series Equipment, the Q-Catch 86 Series, Q-Power 106 Series, and Portable Q-Catch 86 Series have redefined the cattle handling industry with never before seen advancements in cattle handling. Arrowquip’s R&D Team looked at every contact point of the chute that might make enough noise to spook the animal and spent over 2,000 hours engineering a solution for each one. The result is a lineup of chutes like no other that are quick, quiet, and built with the quality that only Arrowquip can provide. By adhering to animal science standards and refusing to settle for “good enough” with their equipment, Arrowquip has designed a lineup of chutes that offer unparalleled access and absolute silence to the rancher operation. The 600 Series is the most innovative line of cattle chutes ever produced, and ranchers around the world are seeking out their safe, easy to use, efficient cattle handling solutions.last_img read more

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Get Your Startup’s App Tested by Pros with uTest Express

first_imgProfessional software testing firm uTest has today launched a new service aimed at early-stage startups: uTest Express. With this low-cost offering, the company is providing access its community of over 35,000 professional testers who will provide expert feedback about your mobile app. All the testing is done on real wireless devices – not with emulators, simulators or via remote access, the company says. And the testing is performed across all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian.At the end of the testing period, the testers will provide your startup with documented bugs, plus screenshots and videos showing how to reproduce the problems they encountered. The testers will also provide feedback about the mobile app’s design, usability and performance.There are three different uTest Express packages available, starting at $499. The Bronze and Silver packages include testers from North America only, while the Gold package lets you choose which geographic region, carriers and devices should be used in testing.Startups can also use uTest’s native iPhone/iPad application or the browser-based interface for access to their testing projects from their mobile devices.uTest lists among its customers companies like Microsoft, AOL, Intuit and Groupon, but has not offered an affordable service targeted towards smaller startups until now. The Express program is available starting today to startups worldwide. Sign up is here: http://express.utest.com. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img sarah perez Tags:#apps#mobile#news Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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