first_imgRescuers said on Thursday they had ended the search for the plane carrying Premier League football player Emiliano Sala which disappeared over the English Channel three days ago, adding the chances of survival were extremely remote.“Next of kin have been informed of this development and my thoughts go out to the family of the pilot and passenger at this most difficult of times,” Guernsey Harbour Master David Barker said in a statement.last_img

first_imgThe world football governing body – FIFA, has for the fourth time, altered the date of the Liberia-Ivory Coast’s two-tie in the last play-off of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers.The Acting Secretary General of LFA, Emmanuel Deah told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday via mobile phone, that FIFA has sanctioned the 13th for the first leg but changed the date of the return-leg from Monday, the 16th of November, to Tuesday, the 17th of November.The Acting Chief scribe said it is set that Liberia would play host to the Elephants on Friday the 13th and honor her return leg the 17th instead of the previous date, the 16th in Abidjan.The change in the date has marked the fourth since the progression of the national team against Guinea Bissau on a 4-2 aggregate. Earlier, it was the 9th and 14th, then the 14th and 16; the 13th and 16th and then the 13th and 17th.Ivory Coast has appeared thrice in FIFA World Cup and sits 21 in the FIFA Coca Cola ranking while Liberia has never appeared in the World Cup and is 95 in the FIFA ranking.According to statistics, between 30 June 1965 to 16 June 1995, Liberia and Ivory Coast have met 11 times – four at home and seven away.The Elephant has whipped the Lone Star in seven matches and forced to a draw in four.Liberia bowed to Ivory Coast in the four home games, drew four away and also lost three away.Until 2005, Ivory Coast’s greatest accomplishment was winning the 1992 African Cup of Nations against Ghana on penalties at the Stade Leopold Senghor in Dakar, Senegal. Their second success came in the 2015 edition, again beating Ghana on penalties at the Estadio de Bata in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.For Liberia, her best achievement was qualifying for the African Cup of Nations in 1996 and 2001 respectfully but never advanced beyond the group stage.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,GuySuCo says that GAWU correspondences are dealt with professionally. Maybe it is that GuySuCo has redefined the word. We say this taking into account that our correspondence of September 21 to the company’s CEO regarding the payment of wages on September 22 was not even acknowledged.We further wish to remind the company’s spokesperson that the Union’s claim towards improving workers’ pay and conditions and benefits remains unaddressed at this point in time, in stark violation of the timelines set out in the Recognition and the Avoidance and Settlement of Disputes Agreement. We say this because letters concerning workers’ matters, some weeks old, remain unanswered. We wonder where is the professionalism that the GuySuCo spokesperson speaks about. Quite clearly, it seems that the word professionalism has taken on a new meaning in GuySuCo’s context.We are then accused of encouraging workers to engage in work stoppages. Again, it seems that the Corporation has fallen off its rocker. Many of those stoppages that GuySuCo speaks of occur in the early morning hours, very much before our Union’s offices begin to operate. One wonders how we can encourage a stoppage when we are not even aware of the situation. Moreover, why would a worker — waking up in the wee hours of the morning, and having his wife waking up even earlier than him to prepare his meals — go to work just to resort to strike? But that is exactly what the Corporation is seeking to say. It seems rationality has completely departed the Corporation’s mindset.The fact that the workers are forced to engage in work stoppages obviously speaks to the pressures they face when they must confront weedy, vine-infested and grassy fields, which require much greater efforts on their part to clear, and an arrogant attitude as they seek to obtain reasonable payments for the additional work they are required to undertake.GAWU is then charged with impacting “production and productivity and the security of employment”. But is it the GAWU that is proposing to close and sell-out estates? Is it the GAWU that is not applying inputs in a timely manner, or not applying inputs altogether in some cases? Is it the GAWU that is making decisions to cease cane planting? Is it the GAWU that is making decisions on how finances should be allocated and spent? These decisions, policies and directions are not influenced, considered or approved by the GAWU — or the workers, for that matter. We are not even told about them until they are implemented. How then can we be accused?But, then again, as we have being saying, the Corporation has no concern or respect for its hard-working workers and their organisations.The Corporation continues to speak glowingly about having partnership, but that’s all it does. It looks as if this talk of partnership is one based on its dictated terms and conditions. Such an approach cannot lend to success. GAWU, as it has said many times before now, is committed to good and positive relations with the sugar company. Such partnership must be founded on the bedrock of equality, mutual respect and understanding.Yours truly,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

first_imgHuddersfield manager Chris Powell has told talkSPORT he would back introducing a similar approach to NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’ in a bid to introduce more black coaches and managers into English football.Out of the 92 professional clubs in the English Football League only two are led by black managers – Powell at the Terriers and Keith Curle at Carlisle United – while the latest FA report reveals there are only 15 black or ethnic minority coaches working in the professional game.Football Association chairman Greg Dyke revealed on Friday a group has been looking into what can be done to address the problem with the NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’, which states American football teams must interview at at least one black or ethnic minority candidate when hiring a head coach, being considered.And Powell believes adopting such a rule, or something similar to it, is worth analysing.“I think there’s an avenue we can go down, not entirely the Rooney rule, but I think there’s an avenue we can go down because people get despondent,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“Black coaches and ethnic miniority coaches do get despondent. I’ve spoken to them, I’ve had chats with them in the summer at St George’s Park. There’s a lot of work going on at the FA and at the PFA but there’s a long way to go.“I just feel the Premier League, the Football League, the PFA and the LMA, they all have to – if they’re serious about it – get around the table and see what route is best for us in the UK.”last_img read more

first_imgOn Wednesday, May 29, the Indiana State Police began an investigation at the request of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office after a female inmate at the jail attempted to ingest methamphetamine which caused her to suffer a medical emergency.The initial investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives indicated the incident began at approximately 9:00 pm on the evening of May 29, when Angela Kay Bennett, age 43, Butlerville, Indiana was arrested by a deputy with the sheriff’s office on a Bartholomew County, Indiana warrant. She was transported to the jail where she was being processed by the jail staff.  During the book-in process, Bennett allegedly removed a baggy containing suspected methamphetamine from her person and attempted to swallow it. As a result of her attempting to swallow the baggy, Bennett began suffering a medical emergency. Bennett was immediately given medical attention. She was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital before being transported to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatment.The investigation is ongoing by detectives with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post.last_img read more

first_img8 September 2005State companies Eskom and Transnet will spend in the region of R134-billion on infrastructure development over the next five years to stimulate the country’s economic growth.Industrial Development Corporation economist Lumkile Mondi said the investment would form part of a public sector capital expenditure (capex) programme aimed at developing sectors of the economy such as capital goods and transport equipment.Addressing delegates at the National African Chamber of Commerce conference at the Sandton Convention Centre on Wednesday, Mondi said the capex programme marked “a return of state-owned enterprise investment in infrastructure.”Last October, Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin announced a R121-billion multi-project investment to strengthen delivery within Eskom and Transnet over the next five years.Mondi said employment opportunities would be created through the programme’s spending in various sectors, with the greatest impact in construction, particularly civil engineering.The capex programme would also try to grow the skills needed to meet the associated increased demand. “We can’t continue importing skilled people because this comes at a price,” Mondi said.This included increasing investment in the capital equipment sector to optimise local content, he said, adding that this would reduce the government’s import bill.Source BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Recently, Firefox released an update to their Personas experiment, an add-on designed to simplify the process of skinning and theming your Firefox web browser. It’s been downloaded 2.5 million times, to date, and currently exceeds 1 million active daily users. The latest version of this add-on finally introduced some fresh themes to the mix, welcoming over 3000 new designers and 5000 new designs. If you haven’t heard of Personas before or have ignored them in the past, we think it’s time you checked them out.Personas, Then and NowBack when Personas launched in late 2007, we liked the idea, but found the initial crop of designs…well…”ugly as sin.” Yikes! Since then, the add-on was seemingly ignored for some time, receiving little attention or improvements. Today, that has changed. When staring at our bland, boring browser this morning, we decided it was time to take a fresh look at the new Personas and see if the theme selection had really improved. As it turns out, it has – and by leaps and bounds. Although the category list itself is still somewhat limited, we see a few more options than before. But within each category, where there used to be literally only a handful of choices, there are now at least 10 items to choose from as well as a feed that lets you set Firefox to choose a random theme from that category. Still, didn’t Mozilla promise us thousands of designs? Where are they? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez We understand that not everyone is into customization, and that’s fine (we guess), but for those of you who are, the Personas add-on is now officially worth the effort.center_img Related Posts Getting More ThemesThe majority of the themes are not within the add-on itself, but in the Personas Gallery.The online gallery is where Mozilla has stashed all those new designs. You’ll find the same category lists on the web site, but with far more options…pages and pages of them, in fact. So now, if you can’t find any worthwhile designs built into the extension itself, you can easily add more from the gallery. Make Your OwnStill not satisfied? Think you could do better? You can. The Personas extension lets you design your own custom themes, too. You may not have known about this option because you first have to set “Custom Persona” to show in your Preferences. (Click on “Preferences” and then check the appropriate box.)Once this feature is enabled, you’re given a simple form where you can upload your own Firefox header and footer as well as change the text and accent color. We’re not designers ourselves, so we were pleased to find out that this option works even if you don’t use an image sized correctly for the browser. For example, we made this nifty custom theme using one of the new wallpapers from the Windows 7 release candidate: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

first_imgWednesday June 8, 2011;   11 AM ESTTo register for the webinar, please click here. Dick Weisinger, Chief Technologist at Formtek, Inc., will demonstrate its new EDM Connector for AutoCAD. The Formtek EDM Connector for AutoCAD provides access to Alfresco repository functionality – including browse, open, check-in, check-out, and view/edit metadata functionality – directly from within the AutoCAD application.  The Connector also maintains the integrity of AutoCAD referenced drawings (XREFS), as well as other types of referenced files (DGN, PDF, raster, etc.), by automatically associating them to the current AutoCAD drawing within the Alfresco repository.The Formtek EDM Connector for AutoCAD works in conjunction with the Formtek EDM Module for Alfresco to provide a low-cost, pre-packaged, installation-ready, minimal services solution for the secure management of engineering documents, drawings, and AutoCAD files within Alfresco.Click here for more information about Formtek Engineering Data Management products.To register for the webinar, please click here.last_img read more

first_imgThe largest commercial vehicles maker Tata Motors will be showcasing four new models and a range of all-new engines at the forthcoming Auto Expo.Tata Motors, which has launched a cost-rationalization drive last year, is on track to meet the first year target of gains of at least Rs 1,000 crore this fiscal year itself, the company said here today.Ahead of the Auto Expo beginning February 7, Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles units head Girish Wagh said the company will unveil a range of industry-first models in at the industry’s flagship event.”We’ll be showcasing an all-new LCV truck on a new platform at the Expo. We’ll also have a new high tonnage cargo truck and an LNG truck in the MCV segment apart from an industry-first inter-city coach bus, from the Tata-Marcopolo stable. We’ll also have a 12-meter all-electric bus,” he said, adding in all, they will showcase 15 commercial vehicles across segments.All the new models will be on the new modular platform across the entire ILCV (intermediate light CVs) and M&HCV ranges, he said, adding in the M&HCV segment will have the country’s highest tonnage – a rigid a 43 tonne, 6-axle truck, and LCV range will have new products on the Ultra platform.”From the engines side, we will have a range of new Turbotronn engines with 5-liter and 3-liter capacities. The 3 -litre engine will also have a 3.3-liter variant,” he said.All these engines are developed in-house, Wagh said, adding all these BS-IV engines will be able to be upgraded BS-VI with minimal changes.advertisementHe said Tata Motors, which has a joint venture with Cummins for engines, has invested Rs 150 crore each on these two engines which have been under development for the past two-three years.Tata Motors has been investing an average Rs 1,500 crore in capex annually for the past few years and this will go up considerably over the next two years to meet the BS-VI emission norms which will come into play from April 2020, Wagh said without disclosing the actual numbers.The company, which has launched 35 models/variants so far this year will have 20 more launches in the next two months, he said.On the cost-rationalization drive, Wagh said they are on course to meet the first year target of cost savings at a considerable number.”We will have cost savings in four-digits, which will be reflected in the March quarter earnings. And this will be an ongoing process going forward,” he said without quantifying the number.Wagh said the company has successfully launched or dialed up nationally some industry-first customer service initiatives, including the six-year or 6-lakh km transferrable warranty, which has done “exceedingly well” for sales.”The problem is that we are saddled with some supply constraints, so unable to meet the growing demand,” Wagh said, adding all its three main plants at Jamshedpur, Pune and Lucknow are running at full capacity now.Tata Motors has a 0.70-million annual installed capacity, he said, but ruled our greenfield expansion in the near term as the focus is on debottlenecking to improve efficiencies and capacity.Its customer initiative called Sampoorna Seva offers a comprehensive service package and a complete solution for the upkeep of the vehicle, while Tata Alert offers free breaks- down assistance under which it promises service within four hrs and getting the vehicle back on the road in 24 hrs or else pay Rs 1,000 penalty per day, he said.last_img read more

first_imgAce Indian shutter PV Sindhu has maintained her fifth spot in the women’s singles ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF), while her compatriot Saina Nehwal remained at eight.Nehwal will be competing at the Thailand Open after an injury lay-off had forced her to miss the Indonesia Open and Japan Open.Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist, has had a roller coaster fortnight in which she finished runner-up at the Indonesia Open and lost in the quarter-final of the Japan Open, losing to Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi on both occasions.The Hyderabad shuttler has withdrawn from the ongoing Thailand Open with her eyes set on the BWF World Championships that will be held from August 19 and 25.Meanwhile, Yamaguchi has overtaken Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei to become the new world number one following consecutive victories in Indonesia and home soil.Tai is followed by Yamaguchi’s teammate Nozomi OKuhara at number three and China’s Chen Yufei at number four.In men’s singles, Kento Momota consolidated his world number one position in men’s singles after the victory in Japan. Kidambi Srikanth is at the 10th spot, followed by Sameer Verma who is at the 13th position.Also Read | PV Sindhu withdraws from Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal returnsAlso See:last_img read more