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FIFA Women’s World Cup | Former Reggae Boyz captain Gardner sends encouragement to Girlz

By on January 19, 2020

first_imgFormer Reggae Boyz captain and Bolton Wanderers star Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, has sent encouragement to Jamaica’s national senior women’s team, ahead of their FIFA Women’s World Cup match against Italy at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims on Friday.  Gardner, who played 111 games for the national senior team, including all three at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he provided the assist for Robbie Earle’s historic goal against Croatia in their opening game of the competition.  Gardner posted a video to social media, underlining the country’s support for the team and encouraging the Reggae Girlz to keep giving their best at the tournament. “I just want to take the time out to let you know that myself and the entire Jamaica is rooting for you and we just want to wish you all the best for the rest of the tournament,” Gardner said. “We want you guys to know that we are seeing all the effort that you guys are putting in and we only ask that you continue to go out there and try to execute the coach’s plan to the best of your ability.” Jamaica lost 3-0 to Brazil in their opening game in Grenoble on Sunday and will play Australia in their last group game next Tuesday.  “Thank you for putting smiles on so many faces that you don’t even know and touching so many hearts all across the world. We just want to tell you to continue to strike hard, continue to believe and continue to work hard and trust each other,” he added. “From my heart to yours, Jamaica land we love. Big up to all the coaches and coaching staff and the entire Reggae Girlz, continue to make us proud.”last_img read more

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Impossible to cap – Guyana’s huge oil discovery

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgDear Editor,We don’t need to hear about the personal sacrifices of politicians during past political campaigns, or the hardships of being a leader, especially when such inflated speech is used as a means to defend the worst contract ever agreed upon in the annals of the world, if opportunity losses to Guyana are computed on a per capita basis in the Production Sharing Agreement between Guyana on one side and ExxonMobil, Hess, and CNOOC on the other side. What we really heard is a hot air blast of arrogance, verbosity, and self-glorification from one of Guyana’s most skillful communicators.Simply put, the oil find in Guyana is so huge that even extreme incompetence and mismanagement will not substantially militate against the spouting flow of wealth and value that will occur in Guyana from 2020, and continue for the long term.Using the WorldAtlas.com oil data table dated January 11, 2018, I have modified their ranking by including Guyana’s oil reserve on a per capita basis for comparison against the world’s top twenty countries with the largest proven oil reserves:On January 17, 2018, a Bloomberg article noted: The world’s hottest offshore prospect for oil companies is off the coast of Guyana, where a string of major discoveries has drawn hundreds of millions of dollars in a quest for crude.Michael Fitzsimmons, in his January 26, 2018 article for Seeking Alpha (a crowd-sourced content service for financial markets), highlighted the following:1. Exxon has made six discoveries in the deep-water offshore of Guyana.2. Associated recoverable reserves are now up to 3.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).3. To put that into perspective, that’s 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/D) for 43 years.4. Exxon needed a big reserves replacement after de-booking massive oil sands reserves last year. It found them.It is well known within the oil industry that corporations tend to be conservative on their estimated recoverable oil reserves. In addition to the foregoing, exploration in Guyana’s offshore is in an early stage, and it is much more probable than possible that Guyana’s recoverable oil reserve will exceed the ten billion BOE.ExxonMobil is the single largest publicly traded oil corporation in the world, with a market cap of just under US$380billion; and more significantly for Guyana, ExxonMobil is a quintessential United States Corporation — the country that by a substantial gap is the world’s top military superpower.Sincerely,Nigel Hindslast_img read more

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New stars emerge in 64th Safari Rally as Rai leads KNRC

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgNatasha, who is Carl Tundo’s sister, brought home their Group N Subaru Impreza N10 in an amazing 11th position in the Safari Rally.She has only been driving for one year now and is already showing promise in the male dominated sport.Njogu on the other hand powered his Subaru N10 to eighth position overall while Abdullahi only on his second Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) outing managed 13th which was a repeat performance of his debut in Kisumu last month.“We decided to push from the start. Day 2 was hard, we hit a blind ditch and bent the traction control arm due to intercom failure which forced the navigator to use hand gestures. The mechanics did a great job keeping the car in shape,” Njongu said.“We also had two punctures at the end of CS3, right at the flying finish. Day 3; we had a consistent and controlled drive, kept it neat and tidy as we wanted to secure 8th position.“The car performed beautifully and (Tony) Kimondo my navigator was on song. This is by far the toughest rally I’ve ever done. It’s great to be amongst the top 10 and the leading Subaru after Tapio.”Adil Mirza of Mombasa finished 15th overall in his first Safari Rally and second overall in the SPV class navigated by Kashif Shaikh.“I would like to thank Kashif for his superb pace notes and mentoring,” said Adil.Meanwhile, runner’s up in the main class and Two Wheel Drive have taken charged of the series log which enters its halfway stage in the Coast next month.Jaspreet Chatthe won the main class ahead of Rajbir Rai while Alex Lairang’i beat defending champion Leo Varese to second place in the Two Wheel Drive Class.Rajbir, who dominated the better part of Day Two proceedings on Saturday now leads the KNRC log on 60.5 points with Chatthe placed second on 57.5 and Tapio third on 56.Despite finishing last  (21st overall), Varese leapfrogged to the Two Wheel summit  on 60, 9 ahead of Lairangi and 10 ahead of Eric Bengi who rehired in Safari.“It was a very technical rally but one thing we had in mind was to keep clean and clear lines and take it easy to avoid any punctures or breaking the car. The biggest challenge we had was our intercom failing less than 5kms into cs2 and driving the whole day by sight. It’s every driver’s dream to win the Safari Rally, it was our turn this time round,” said Lairang’i.KNRC STANDING’S AFTER SAFARI RALLYRajbir Rai 60.5Jassi Chatthe 57.5Tapio Laukkanen 56Ian Duncan 43.5Baldev Chager 37Carl Tundo 33Onkar Rai 33Manvir Baryan 33Two Wheel DriveLeonardo Varese 60Alex Lairang’i 51Eric Bengi 500Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mahesh Halai navigated by Ketan Halai – Subaru Impreza N12.PHOTO/courtesy.NAIVASHA, Kenya, June 13 – Osman Abdullahi, Eric Njogu and Rally Chix were some of the greenhorns who impressed at the 64th edition of KCB Safari Rally which culminated at KICC on Sunday.Rally Chix comprising of Natasha Tundo and Chantal Louis Young were the only all-female crew in the event who entered and survived the demanding conditions on the Great Rift volcanic ash soil terrain.last_img read more

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Shuttle Atlantis might land at Edwards AFB

By on January 6, 2020

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Any members of the public wishing to view the potential shuttle landing must do so from the Mercury Boulevard viewing area, Air Force officials said. From Lancaster and Palmdale, the viewing area can be reached by driving northbound on 120th Street East and making a right-hand turn on Mercury Boulevard just before the South Gate checkpoint. From there, the viewing area is 12 miles down the road. From Boron, go south on Rocket Site Road until it intersects with Mercury Boulevard. Make a right on Mercury Boulevard and continue to the viewing area four miles down the road. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Poor weather in Florida could divert the space shuttle Atlantis to land today or Saturday at Edwards Air Force Base, where officials plan to open the Mercury Boulevard viewing area. NASA shuttle managers are hopeful Atlantis can land today at the Kennedy Space Center. Edwards is available as a backup landing site if thunderstorms continue in Florida. The shuttle’s potential landing times at Edwards are 12:45 p.m., 2:17 p.m. and 3:53 p.m. today or 1:03 p.m. and 2:38 p.m. Saturday. Atlantis was scheduled to land on Thursday, but NASA shuttle managers opted to keep the orbiter in space another day because of the weather. last_img read more

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COUNCILLOR WANTS TO THROW THE ‘BOOK’ AT EIRCOM

By on December 29, 2019

first_imgA Donegal councillor wants Eircom to make sure they deliver phonebooks directly to households or put them online.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghLetterkenny Town councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said the recent distribution of phone books caused havoc in the locality.He said many books were left outside unoccupied houses and simply ended up becoming litter. “The most recent batch of telephone directories were delivered to households a few weeks ago, the directories are too big for letter boxes and are therefore left on doorsteps.“Many houses are empty and the directories are not taken in, and are subsequently picked up by youngsters and thrown along the road. This let to a number of estates and roads being badly littered with phone directories on the weekend following their distribution.“Because there was bad weather the problem was made worse because the directories were wet and torn and spread all over the place, making it harder to clear up the litter problem,” he said.Cllr Kavanagh will raise the issue at the next council meeting on Monday next. He will ask the council to write to Eircom and ask them to consider a different means of distribution, so that the directories are not left lying on doorsteps, or to make the directory available on CDs or USB sticks, and distribute them thus, or to arrange for customers to collect the directories, if they really need a hard copy.“I think such a move would be more economical for Eircom, given the number of directories that are being destroyed, in the current system,” he said. \\ENDS COUNCILLOR WANTS TO THROW THE ‘BOOK’ AT EIRCOM was last modified: December 6th, 2013 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:Cllr Jimmy KavanaghEircomphonebookslast_img read more

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Mertesacker named new Arsenal captain…despite being sidelined until 2017

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first_imgArsenal have named Per Mertesacker as their new club captain, even though the injured Germany defender may not play again this year.The 31-year-old takes the armband from Mikel Arteta, who hung up his boots at the end of last season and quickly joined Pep Guardiola’s coaching team at Manchester City.But, having suffered a knee injury in a friendly against Lens in pre-season, Mertesacker could be sidelined for fir first months of his new role, meaning Arsene Wenger will choose from a pool of experienced players to lead the side during the centre-back’s absence.“Per is a very respected figure in the dressing room, is loved as well and is also a very demanding figure,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.“I think it is absolutely natural to be [him].“[In his absence] that’s where it will be taken by the assistants.“One of them will be [Laurent] Koscielny, also [Santi] Cazorla – the experienced players – [Petr] Cech maybe.“We will have a group of people that will take care of the energy levels and the problems of the team.“That will be down a lot to the experienced players.”Mertesacker, who joined Arsenal from Werder Bremen in 2011, captained the side on occasions last season before he was dropped as Wenger preferred to partner Gabriel and Koscielny at the heart of his defence.The permanent appointment of the World Cup winner is also something of a surprise after Wenger said last month that he does not expect to have Mertesacker available again until the turn of the New Year. 1 New Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker last_img read more

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The Premier League club Jermain Defoe turned down to join Rangers

By on December 25, 2019

first_img 1 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion RANKED Latest football news BEST OF latest gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “But I spoke to Stevie and decided to come here, because it is a great opportunity for me.“When he got the job, it did make me think a little bit, and so far he is a natural.”Rangers are second in the Scottish Premiership due to Celtic’s superior goal difference. revealed Defoe will link up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who is aiming to win Rangers a first top-flight title since 2011.When asked if Palace tried to sign him, the 36-year-old said: “There was interest, I had to weigh it all up, and I fancied something different to be honest, I fancied a different challenge.“It is a massive football club and I am coming into an environment where everyone is confident.“The Palace one was lingering for years – I know a lot of people down there, [coach] Mark Bright, a lot of the players.“It is obviously a fantastic football club, with a top manager [Roy Hodgson]. predicted whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img REVEALED The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Jermain Defore has revealed Crystal Palace wanted to sign him before he chose to join Rangers.The veteran Bournemouth striker penned an 18-month loan deal with the Scottish Premiership side earlier this month. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won SORRY Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade scrap How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Jermain Defoe had been used sparingly by Bournemouth this season last_img read more

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South Africa to assist Nasa Mars mission

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgThe Curiosity rover will help assess Mars’ habitability, that is, whether Mars is or ever was an environment able to support microbial life. It will also analyse samples scooped from the soil and powders drilled from rocks. The spacecraft will be launched on an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and Sansa Space Operations’ Hartbeeshoek Telemetry Station support will be required during the launch. The Mars Science Laboratory is scheduled to launch between 25 November and 18 December, and to land on Mars at Gale Crater between 6 and 20 August 2012. It will try to perform the first-ever precision landing on Mars. 18 November 2011 The separation of the Mars Science Laboratory from the Atlas rocket will occur within perfect view of the Hartbeeshoek Telemetry Station for multiple launch opportunities during the launch period. Perfect view The Curiosity rover will be more than five times the size, and carry more than ten times the mass of scientific instruments, as the previous two rovers sent to the planet, Spirit and Opportunity. The South African Space Agency’s (Sansa’s) Space Operations directorate has been selected by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) to provide tracking services for the launch of its latest Mars mission.center_img Sansa will be paid for providing their services to the Americans, though the amount has not been disclosed. The new rover will be expected to operate for at least one Martian year (686 Earth days) as it explores with greater range than any previous Mars rover. The US$2.3-billion mission is part of Nasa’s long-term programme to explore Mars via robotic devices. The Mars Science Laboratory is a Nasa mission that aims to land and operate a rover, named Curiosity, on the surface of Mars. “It is a privilege to be a part of this space mission, and this gives testament to the technological expertise that is available in South Africa to support such large-scale investments,” Sansa Space Operation’s tracking, telemetry and control international contract manager, Tiaan Strydom, said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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The Places You’ll Go! — Staying Relevant for Tomorrow’s Workplace

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first_imgHappy Dr. Seuss DayMarch 2nd 2016Today is the 102nd anniversary of the birth of Theodore Seuss Geissel – the famous Dr. Seuss. His children’s writing is world famous, and most high school and college graduations are sprinkled with gift copies of his “Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” written just over 25 years ago. Dr. Seuss wrote this book when he knew he was dying of cancer. For all the fame of the Grinch or The Cat in the Hat, this was Dr. Seuss’s best-selling book. In a new book, “Stretch, How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace,” authors Karie Willyerd and Barbar Mistick tackle the question of how to stay relevant in our work lives. The challenges brought forth by globalization, big data, advances in technology, people living longer, and a hyper-competitive workforce make it easier to throw in the towel than ever before. Skill sets that were in high demand a decade ago may now done be performed a machine.So on this Dr. Seuss Day, please consider this an invitation to pause and reflect, not just on the brilliant work of an author and illustrator, but on the fact that his greatest work came at the very end of his life. As famous and influential as he was, he published his best-selling work – his most influential work – at 86 years of age – as he knew his life was coming to an end – the literal and figurative pinnacle of his career. We can all only hope to do the same in life and work.In conjunction with and celebration of Dr. Seuss, today is also the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. Improving literacy around the world serves everyone, and tomorrow is World Book Day. We all know the value that literacy brings, especially if you’ve read this far JIn the Uruk period, 4000-3100 BC, Egyptian cuneiforms contained early clay or stone markings, done with a reed stylus or stone etching. These pictograms were game-changers, because stories and lessons of kings and gods, animals and plants, names and histories could be shared across time and distance without the need for a human storyteller. We take it for granted today, but think of the magic that a simple voicemail message contains – traveling across time and space with our own voice to share at another’s convenience. This is what writing and reading unlocked for the ancients.As we think about the future workplace, it’s hard to place a value on our ability as humans to read. TED Talks, YouTube, and Skype all leverage digital video as a means to share knowledge. The future of augmented reality with Hololens and Occulus Rift may advance that further. Yet worldwide, people worldwide will send 8.3 trillion text messages in just this year alone. That’s almost 23 billion messages per day, or almost 16 million messages per minute.(Portio Research) Over 6 billion text messages are sent in the U.S. each day. So reading is still quite fundamental (RIF.ORG) to human communication – and likely always will be. There is nothing better than curling up with a good book – or the dopamine shot that lights up your brain from the text of a loved one. Words still matter, and they always will.Dr. Seuss would have turned 102 today. Much of his work was done using the anapestic tetrameter literary style of old English writers – supposedly influenced by the rhythm of the engines during his time in the Navy. We can all apply this to our lives – two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” follows the same pattern.Take some time to read to your kids today – or find a chance to read to others – or buy a book to support those who write for a living. This is an important day – and while we honor Dr. Seuss, we can use his success as a model for our own – to go out on top. As of this writing, we don’t know what Peyton will do, but we can all reflect on Dr. Seuss with a smile and a dream of our own.KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Brayor Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,you’re off to Great Places!Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting.So…get on your way!last_img read more

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