Asamoah Gyan assist saves NorthEast United in 1-1 draw with Jamshedpur

first_imgGhana’s Asamoah Gyan played his part in helping NorthEast United to get themselves a 1-1 draw at Jamshedpur on Monday in the Indian Super League.In the final minute of injury time, Gyan flicked on a cross for his team mate Panagiotis Triadis who stabbed the ball home to earn them a share of the points.NorthEast United had fallen behind in the 28th minute to a Sergio Castel goal and they had been struggling to get back into the game.Gyan’s assist fetched him the DHL Winning Pass of the Match award. The draw sends NorthEast United, who are undefeated so far in the league, to 4th on the Indian Super League table on 10 points.last_img

LA Lakers coach Byron Scott downplays lottery, fan backlash

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PORTLAND, Ore. >> The Lakers have not even completed a month of the 2015-16 season, but both an uncomfortable and familiar question has already emerged.With the Lakers fielding the NBA’s second-worst record, how much effort will the franchise put in retaining its top-3 protected draft pick?“I don’t think about that whatsoever,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “I probably won’t until April. That’s something I can’t control.”The Lakers are in a precarious position. They appear likely bad enough to lose a lot of games. But will they lose enough to land in the top three? Otherwise, the Lakers owe Philadelphia their first-round pick as part of the Steve Nash trade. Missing pieceThe Lakers granted reserve guard Lou Williams a leave of absence after his grandfather recently passed away. Williams did not travel with the team for Saturday’s game in Portland and does not plan to play in Sunday’s game against Indiana at Staples Center.The Lakers expect Williams to rejoin the team on Monday in Philadelphia before starting an eight-game, 13-day trip.“We’re all thinking about Lou,” Scott said. “He and his grandfather were very close.”Reunited Roy Hibbert’s past and present will collide on Sunday when the Lakers host the Pacers. He maintained he has “great memories” of his seven-year NBA career in Indiana. But his last season ended on a sour note amid a reduced role to accommodate a quicker and smaller lineup. The Pacers then traded Hibbert to the Lakers last summer for a second-round draft pick.“I’m going to feel something,” said Hibbert, who will become a free agent next summer after making $15.5 million this season. “But I have to move on and try to get a win.” Hibbert insisted he has no hard feelings, but admitted he has not kept in touch with anyone associated with the Pacers. “I haven’t talked to them in a while,” Hibbert said. “I haven’t watched any of their games. No offense, but I don’t think many of them are on TV.”center_img “It’s impossible to think about the team, try to get our young guys better, the team better and also thinking about a pick,” Scott said. “That’s six months away and you might not even get it.” As for negative fan reaction, Scott said, “I block it out,” even on his Instagram account. Instead, Scott has had a family member monitor comments on his behalf. “When you start listening to the fans, you’ll start sitting with them next,” Scott said. “I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to fans.”Why not?“They’re not at practice everyday,” Scott said. “They don’t know the preparation and what goes into it. They just see the end product. They have no idea. They have all their opinions. But I don’t put a lot of stock into it.”last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Trump First President to Attend NYC Veteran’s Parade

first_imgFor the first time in its 100-year history a US President and the first lady attend the New York City Veterans Day parade today. President Trump will lay a wreath and the president will deliver remarks and offer a tribute to the men women who served this country during the opening ceremony of the annual event.Organizers say there will be more than 25,000 participants – veterans, active duty military personnel, and veterans supporters; also high school and college bands, and floats. The parade takes place over two dozen blocks on New York’s Fifth Avenue. The President and First Lady remain in New York tonight, staying at Trump Towerlast_img

President Trump Tweets, Visits WPB Golf Club After Christmas

first_imgThe commander-in-chief then shifted his attention to the impeachment with this statement: President Trump has been spending the day after Christmas in our area by tweeting and visiting his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.While on the greens, he tweeted: Florida Atlantic University Professor of Political Science Kevin Wagner believes that is a fair concern, adding, “Maybe he is having difficulty focusing on international problems because of his domestic conflicts.”Wagner explains that he is not surprised to see the president express himself online during the impeachment process. He also does not think it will sway the public’s opinion on impeachment, which currently stands just above 50 percent in numerous polls.According to Wagner, “Probably one of the more amazing things about the President when you look at public opinion is how little it moves when you look at what the facts are, no matter what comes out.”Trump, First Lady Melania and their son Barron are scheduled to stay in town until January 5.last_img read more

Federal Prosecutor Apologizes to Local Epstein Victim in Court

first_imgA federal prosecutor in the Jeffrey Epstein case made the expected move in court on Thursday of acknowledging a lack of transparency in dealing with one of the late billionaire’s and Palm Beach resident’s victims. The prosecutor apologized during oral arguments made before a federal appeals court panel in Miami.“Courtney Wild is especially happy that the government finally in open court admitted to violating her rights and said that they’re sorry, and I think that that goes a long way for Courtney,” said attorney Brad Edwards, standing outside federal court with Ms. Wild.Wild, who initially used the name “Jane Doe,” sued federal prosecutors in 2008. She and another victim claimed that their rights had been violated under the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act, because prosecutors did not consult with them before Epstein struck controversial plea deal.Epstein ended up serving 13 months at the Palm Beach County Jail, with much of that time being spent on a work-release program at a downtown office, along with occasional visits to his Palm Beach estate.Early last year, a federal judge in West Palm Beach ruled that Epstein’s agreement with prosecutors violated the law, since his victims were not made aware of it beforehand.As the judge was considering the possible reopening of that case, Epstein committed suicide last August while in custody in New York. He had been awaiting trial on new, separate charges.The judge ultimately decided to not proceed with Wild’s suit.Ms. Wild appealed that decision, arguing there remained potential remedies, such as reopening the Non-Prosecution Agreement, with the possibility of filing charges against alleged Epstein accomplices, who were protected by the secret deal.“If he invalidates the Non-Prosecution Agreement, then Courtney can confer with the prosecutors about the other people who committed crimes against her, and in their discretion, if they believe prosecution is warranted, they could then charge those co-conspirators,” according to Edwards.Although the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, is based in Atlanta, judges sometimes hear oral arguments at satellite locations, one of which is Miami.There is no word on when the court might rule on Wild’s appeal.last_img read more

England trio bid for a solid Finnish

first_img13 Aug 2012 England trio bid for a solid Finnish England Golf is sending the experienced trio of David Booth (Rotherham, Yorkshire), Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex) and Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire) to Helsinki Golf Club to compete in the Finnish Amateur on 16th – 18th August. Casey, 19, was the English under 18 champion last year when he finished third on the Titleist/FootJoy English Boys Order of Merit. He also won the Duke of York Young Champions tournament, was third in the Lagonda Trophy and fourth in the Fairhaven Trophy. This year, Casey has finished third in the Tillman Trophy and equal seventh in the Berkhamsted Trophy and is a member of the England ‘A’ squad. Booth, 24, who will be making his first foreign trip for England Golf, has recently completed his studies at Stirling University. He was a member of the Yorkshire boys’ team prior to going to university and has represented the Yorkshire first team when available. He was the only English member of the European universities team in the recent Palmer Cup victory over the American universities. Howard, 21 (image © Tom Ward), also representing England Golf for the first time, was the individual winner in this year’s Northern Counties Men’s Qualifying at Ponteland, having finished joint runner-up in the Selborne Salver and tied eighth in the Lytham Trophy.  A product of the Lancashire boys coaching, he is a first team regular and played for the Red Rose in last year’s County Finals at Ganton. The Finnish Amateur is played over 54 holes with a cut after two rounds, the leading 36 players and ties going forward to the third and final round.last_img read more

Funeral details confirmed for Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, RIP

first_imgThe funeral of Donegal rally driver Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly will take place this Thursday in his home parish of Glenswilly.Manus Kelly passed away on Sunday at the age of 41 following a tragic accident at the Donegal International Rally.His remains will be reposing at his late residence at Drumacanoo, Churchill from Tuesday 25th June at 11am. Removal will take place on Thursday morning, with funeral mass to be held at St Columba’s church Glenswilly at 12noon. He will be laid to rest in Conwal Cemetery.Family flowers only please.Family time from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the funeral.Those intending to attend the wake and funeral of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly are respectfully asked to use the Car Parks and Park & Ride facilities which will be in place. Directional signs and marshals will be in place at the various locations to assist mourners.We on behalf of the Kelly Family, Donegal Motor Club, Donegal County Council and Glenswilly GAA Club appreciate your cooperation with these arrangements at this sad time. Funeral details confirmed for Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, RIP was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:manus kelly funerallast_img read more

A’s acquire pitcher in trade with Dodgers

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — The A’s made a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font in exchange for minor league pitcher Logan Salow.Font, 27, struggled through six relief appearances with the Dodgers, going 0-2 with an 11.32 ERA before getting designated for Assignment by the club as he was out of options. Signed as a free agent out of Venezuela by the Texas Rangers in 2006, Font has appeared in 14 games in the big leagues over four different seasons. He …last_img

Coega ‘taking off in a big way’

first_img10 January 2006Coega CEO Pepi Silinga told journalists at a year-end briefing in 2004 that the Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape would secure its first tenant in 2005.In May 2005, Silinga made good on his promise, announcing that Belgian-owned Sander International Textiles was to become the development’s first tenant, in a deal worth R200-million. A high-end niche textile producer, Sander will invest the R200-million in building a sophisticated weaving mill, taking a 20-year lease on 10 of the 40 hectares allocated for the textile cluster of the IDZ.Local empowerment company Ican Foundation will own 51% of the project, which is expected to turn a profit after two to three years.Gathering momentumSince then, Coega has picked up a second tenant, German industrial group MAN Ferrostaal. Business Day reported in October that Ferrostaal had approved a €80-million (R640-million) investment for the first phase of a stainless steel precision strip mill at Coega, with a further €120-million (R960-million) envisioned in a second phase.A third tenant was announced in November. South African company Straits Chemicals will, with an Asian partner, build a chemical factory worth R1.1-billion at Coega.In addition, Canadian firm Alcan’s long-awaited decision on building an aluminium smelter at Coega is expected in the first quarter of 2006.“Coega has taken off in a big way,” Silinga told Engineering News.“If you look at the total value of investments we have signed up since May, then you can say that we have been averaging an announcement of an investment of R500-million or more in the Coega IDZ each month,” he said.SA’s largest infrastructure projectThe Coega project, comprising an industrial development complex and deepwater port 20 kilometres east of the city of Port Elizabeth, is the single largest infrastructure development project in the country since 1994.Located on the south-eastern coast of the country, in one of the poorest provinces in South Africa, the project is the first industrial development zone – and one of the largest – to be established in South Africa.The project falls in line with South Africa’s vision to be a manufacturing centre for the world; President Thabo Mbeki has officially declared the Coega IDZ a lead project in South Africa.The IDZ is already well serviced by transportation networks, a skilled labour force and utility services. It boasts world-class industrial infrastructure, including inter-modal transport linkages and cost-effective bulk services.Located in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Coega is being developed by the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) on 12 000 hectares of industrial land. Although the CDC is a private company, national and provincial government are the only shareholders.The government has ploughed about R8-billion into the project, including R3.1-billion for the new port, R2-billion for infrastructure in the IDZ, and R2.1-billion by state electricity company Eskom for to upgrade the power supply. State rail company Spoornet has invested R500-million in upgrading rail facilities.Tax breakAlex Liessens, the chief executive of Sander, told Business Report that because of the size of the investment, the South African government had given the project a tax break under its strategic investment programme, which offers incentives to capital investments worth over R50-million.Construction of the Sander Textiles premises have been completed and should commence full production in the first few months of 2006. The project is expected to create over 500 permanent jobs.Coega spokesperson Vuyelwa Qinga-Vika said that Sander would produce a specialised high-end niche product – fire retardant fabrics – for the automotive and transport industries, including ocean liners and aircraft, and for the hospitality industries.The products are to be exported to North American markets, taking advantage of lower US import tariffs through the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which favours African countries.Strategically placedOn the MAN Ferrostaal deal, Qinga-Vika said the Coega Development Corporation was working in close collaboration with the government and MAN-Ferrostaal to bring the steel mill project to finalisation.“We have the raw materials, a strategically placed location and the newest deepwater port for an easy logistics chain, and government is continually making the country one of the best locations in which to do business,” Qinga-Vika said.“As a result more investors now have Coega on their radar screen when looking at locations for investments around the world.”Construction is due to start on premises for MAN-Ferrostaal and Straits Chemicals later in reporterlast_img read more

Big Data Investments Currently Earn 50 Cents For Every Dollar Invested

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Matt Asay Tags:#Big Data#Gartner#Hadoop#Open Source#Wikibon Not surprisingly, Wikibon found that 46% of Big Data practitioners have eked out only partial success from their projects, and an unfortunate 2% have had to write off their investments as complete failures.Which is not to suggest that Big Data is a sham that will inevitably end in tears. Not at all. As Wikibon points out, one of the biggest reasons for Big Data failure is that “enterprises invest in Big Data technology such as Hadoop without specific and measurable business applications tied to the projects.” They hear it’s a big deal and throw money at it without really understanding what they’re hoping to achieve. This is consistent with the Gartner analysis I shared recently. Have Hadoop, Will Dump DataSee also: Big Data And The Landfills Of The Digital EnterpriseFor too many enterprises, Big Data equals Hadoop, which roughly translates into “unsupervised digital landfill,” as one IT executive shared with me. It’s therefore not surprising that Julien Simon, vice president of Engineering at Criteo, suggests that “Too often Big Data is simply Big useless Data.”We hoard data without knowing why we need it, and end up collecting data that simply creates noise and obscures the signal in our data. As renowned statistician Nate Silver posits:If the quantity of information is increasing by 2.5 quintillion bytes per day, the amount of useful information almost certainly isn’t. Most of it is just noise, and the noise is increasing faster than the signal. There are so many hypotheses to test, so many data sets to mine–but a relatively constant amount of objective truth.Adding more data, in other words, is not the solution to a Big Data problem. It’s often the cause of the problem, and one big reason that so many companies are getting very little value from their Big Data investments.What Big Data Success Looks LikeThe best Big Data projects, according to Wikibon’s research, “are generally not initiated by IT but driven by line-of-business departments, often marketing, and focus on small but strategic use cases.” They tap into in-house expertise and are realistic about how much they can do with the people they have.Such projects tend to start small, iterate and scale out based on early wins. Lest you find yourself setting big money on fire to run your Big Data project, you would be advised to do the same. Given that all of the best Big Data technologies are open source, it’s easy to try before you buy, and get up-to-speed on the best technologies for your requirements. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. As investments go, Big Data is currently dramatically underperforming the market. Driven in part by media hype, enterprises are investing in Big Data well in advance of actually understanding how to derive value from it. Small wonder, then, that a new analyst report indicates that enterprises are deriving far less value from Big Data than they expect, or even than they invest.Pennies On The Big Data DollarHow much less? Dramatically less, according to preliminary findings from Wikibon research. Related Posts Top 25 Black Friday Deals for Techies in 2019 Aramco, Holder of the Largest IPO in History is… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more