Watching out

first_imgSECURITY: Genetec has announced the release of Security Center 5.2, the latest version of its unified security platform combining video surveillance with access control. New features include threat level management and software-based video walls, which Genetec says enhances collaboration in control rooms for ‘a fraction of the cost of specialised hardware’. ‘We are making it easier for our customers to get a unified view of their installation, set up control rooms of the future, and effectively manage high-risk situations in a rapidly-changing security climate’, said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Senior Manager of Product Marketing. Other recent innovations include a smartphone app which enables employees to stream footage to the control centre from their phone cameras. Genetec products are currently in use by rail customers in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Far East, managing fixed CCTV cameras at stations, maintenance depots and other installations, as well as on-train cameras. The largest rail installation comprises some 3000 cameras, and as well as being completely scaleable the open-architecture software is ‘camera agnostic’, enabling customers to specify equipment of their choice.last_img read more

BCPS celebrates International Literacy Day

first_imgOn September 8, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will join the celebration of International Literacy Day. The BCPS Literacy Department recently announced efforts to join communities around the globe as a united voice to raise awareness for millions who cannot read or write.This year, schools will join the global celebration of International Literacy Day shining a spotlight on the importance of literacy for everyone, everywhere. As part of the International Literacy Day observance, students throughout the District will participate in read-a-thons, reading challenges, cross-grade buddy reading, writing competitions and discussions on global literacy. Students will also view a short video via BECON-TV highlighting how the Philippines transformed its literacy rate and improved the lives of Filipinos of all ages.Adopted in 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Literacy Day is observed every year on September 8, giving children and communities a chance to rediscover the joys of reading while raising awareness for those without access to education.last_img read more

PREVIEW: Indians round out series vs. Angels with Sunday rubber match

first_img Related TopicsClevelandCleveland IndiansDeck McGuireLos Angeles AngelsMLBShane BieberTyler Skaggs Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img CLEVELAND— The Indians (60-49) look to even their season series with the Los Angeles Angels (55-57) at three games apiece on Sunday afternoon in their rubber match game.Time: 1:10 p.m.Starting Pitchers: CLE Shane Bieber  (2.79, 13-6) vs. LAA Deck McGuire (6.12, 0-1)TV:  STO, TBSRadio: WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM, Indians Radio Network1. Shane Bieber back in actionThe rookie will make his 10th career start on extended five days’ rest. He made his last start on July 20 at Minnesota, but did not factor into the decision in Cleveland’s 9-4 loss. He went 6 1/3 innings, giving up six hits, three earned runs, two walks and struck out seven.2. Skaggs scratchedThe injury misfortune continues for the L.A. Angels. Prior to Saturday night’s contest, Tyler Skaggs, Sunday’s scheduled starter, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left adductor strain. Mike Scioscia said Skaggs felt discomfort in his last start on Tuesday, when he gave up 10 runs in just 3 1/3 innings. Skaggs has a 3.34 ERA and an 8-7 record.In his place, the Indians have recalled Deck McGuire from from Triple-A Salt Lake. This will be his fourth start for the Angels this season.3. Series recapIn Friday night’s game, L.A.’s rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani put on a show, homering twice going 4-for-5 from the plate. Both of those stats were career firsts, and the Angels went on to beat Cleveland 7-4. Takeaways from that game can be found here.On Saturday, the Indians topped L.A. 3-0, as Corey Kluber pitched a complete-game shutout. The Tribe had to contend with Felix Peña’s no-hit bit, but eventually got on the board in the sixth inning when Leonys Martin hit a leadoff home run. Check out takeaways from last night’s contest here.last_img read more

12th African Games: Sixteen Medals For Team Nigeria On Day 12

first_imgNigeria is up to fourth on the medals table after the country’s athletes embarked on a medals blitz amassing 16 medals (10 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze) to take Team Nigeria’s total to 49 medals at the close of competition on Tuesday, 27 August.Team Nigeria achieved a 1-3 finish in the men’s 100m as Raymond Ekevwo set a personal best of 9.96secs to become the first Nigerian to win the event since Africa’s fastest man Olusoji Fasuba achieved the feat in 2007 in Algiers.His teammate, National Champion Usheoritse Itsekiri was third in 10.03secs behind Arthur Cisse of the Ivory Coast who took silver with a time of 9.97secs.In the women’s final, Joy Udo-Gabriel finished fourth in 11.44secs to miss out on a place on the podium as defending champion Marie Josee Ta Lou took gold in 11.09secs. Gambia’s Gina Bass breasted the tape in 11.13secs to win Silver while Egypt’s Basant Hemida took Bronze in 11.31secs. Nigeria’s other representative in the women’s 100m final Aniekeme Alphonsus finished in last place in 11.78secs.There was also silver for Nigeria in the men’s 110m hurdles after Abejoye Oyeniyi clocked home at 13.90secs behind race winner Algeria’s Amine Bouanani who won with a time of 13.60secs.Chukwuebuka Enekwechi set a new African Games record of 21.48m to win gold in the Shot Put but Dotun Ogundeji’s throw of 20.04 could only earn him a fourth-place finish in the same event.In the women’s Hammer Throw, Temilola Ogunrinde bagged silver for her 64.56m mark, while teammate Adetola Olatoye took bronze with a throw of 63.97m. Queen Obisesan finished in fifth-place having thrown 61.82m.Nigeria’s superiority in the Weightlifting event continued unhindered as Rafiatu Lawal was left shining like a million stars after winning three gold medals in the women’s 59kg (210kg), Clean-Jerk (117kg) and Snatch (93kg).Not to be outdone, Joy Eze also bagged three gold medals in the women’s 64kg (218kg), Clean-Jerk (121kg) and Snatch (97kg).There were to be no medals in the women’s High Jump as Esther Isah and Doreen Amata could clear a height of 1.78m, to finish in fourth and fifth places respectively.Nigeria can look to the prospect of more medals in athletics as women’s 100m African Hurdles Champion Tobi Amusan made it through to the final in 12.69secs. Compatriots Oluwakemi Francis and Grace Ayemoba missed out on a place in the final after they both finished in fourth place in their respective heats. In the men’s 400m semis. Emmanuel Ojeli (46.21secs) and Chidi Okezie (46.20secs) will fly the country’s flag in the final later today but Orukpe Eraiyokan was a no-show as he failed to start his race.Patience Okon-George (51.96secs) and Favour Ofili (51.94secs) qualified for the finals in the women’s category.In the relays, the quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Mercy Ntia-Obong and Rosemary Chukwuma coasted into the final after they won Heat 2 of the women’s 4x100m in a time of 43.49secs.Divine Oduduru turned out for Nigeria for the first time in Morocco as he combined with Emmanuel Arowolo, Ogho-Oghene Egwero and Seye Ogunlewe to win Heat 1 in 39.15s to qualify for the final of the 4x100m men’s event.In Tennis, Nigeria’s great hope Oyinlomo Quadre lost her singles semifinal match against South African Storm Simmond in straight sets but she, however, bounced back in the Women’s doubles as she teamed up withDeandra Osabuohien to defeat their Kenyan opponents in straight sets.Nigeria remain on course to compete for medals in Table Tennis as the quartet of Ajoke Ojomu, Edem Offiong, Fatimo Bello and Olufunke Oshonaike all won their R16 Women’s single matches although Cecilia Akpan failed to join them after she fell to South Africa’s Danisha Patel.In the men’s category, Quadri Aruna, Mati Taiwo, Segun Toriola, Olajide Omotayo and Bode Abiodun all won their singles matches to progress to the R16.In Football, Nigeria will have a chance to claim a second gold medal in the event after they dispatched Mali 5-4 on penalties to qualify for their seventh final where they’ll face Burkina Faso.After 12 days of competition, Egypt still lead the medals table with a haul of 142 medals (40 Gold, 64 Silver, 38 Bronze), followed by South Africa who have won 56 medals (25 Gold, 17 Silver, 14 Bronze). Hosts Morocco are third having amassed a total of 72 medals ( 22 Gold, 21 Silver, 29 Bronze). Related12th African Games: Gold For Ekevwo, Bronze for Itsekiri in men’s 100m, Udo-Gabriel fourth in women’s 100mAugust 27, 2019In “2019 African Games”12th African Games: Amusan Sets Games Record As Nigeria Climb To Third On Medals TableAugust 29, 2019In “2019 African Games”12th African Games: Oduduru, Okagbare Headline Star-Studded Nigerian Athletics TeamAugust 23, 2019In “2019 African Games”last_img read more

Real Madrid’s exotic structure doesn’t guarantee success

first_img CEST But Madrid’s title has another curiosity, that is to do with their exotic structure: they’re the only club capable of winning titles of this magnitude without a sporting director. Or better said: with a president that is, at the same time, their sporting director, a plenipotentiary figure without comparison in the world. In 21st century football, complete structures with sporting directors, CEOs, scouts and all types of roles of a more modern corporate structure have spread like wildfire. The fascinating thing about Madrid is that they live in a parallel reality, unconnected from the world’s advances, from Bernabeu to Florentino, always in the hands, as is their tradition, of a one-man, absolutist president.  As the years pass, Real Madrid’s 11th Champions League will become a case worthy of study at the Universities of Football of the future. This success, unexpected a few months ago, has the peculiarity of having been conquered by a manager with just 145 days in charge, who we still know nothing decipherable about as a coach other than his undoubtable results: his most clear concept, taking a chance on Casemiro, is not even his own idea, but Rafa Benitez’s, his predecessor who was marginalised and sacked.  01/06/2016 One of the intrinsic characteristics of Madrid is to have achieved a polite media atmosphere, controlled and with little criticism, which allows them to be safeguarded in the face of a crisis: it’s one of the advantages of authoritarianism. The coming weeks will be vital in understanding how the galaxy will evolve and how the media will react to their victory. Madrid transformed a crisis into the Champions League in record time. But watch out, because we have seen several times how the bad management of success can also lead to failure.center_img Upd. at 10:40 Ernest Folch So much so, that Madrid know nothing of their other directors, who are appropriately hidden behind the president’s curtains: they’re never seen in the media, they don’t talk nor do they have a face, as if their presence could make their majesty uncomfortable. Of course, the victories strengthen their self-esteem, but they also deepen their defects. And the undecima looks to have aggravated further the presidential tics in the White House. last_img read more

Frank Greally launches Running Full Circle

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/FRANK+GREALLY+SUNDAY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 12 November 2015; Frank Greally during the launch of his autobiography ‘Running Full Circle.’ The former champion distance runner and long-time managing editor of Irish Runner magazine has had, by his own admission, many ups and downs, and that is reflected in the book’s subtitle, ‘Footprints on a Rocky Road to Redemption’.Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE Editor of the Irish Runner Magazine Frank Greally joined John and Gerry in studio for a special interview about his new book “Running Full Circle” which looks at his life as a runner including his time in College in the United States.last_img read more

NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday

first_img Forward 60 seconds NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday Galway Bay FM Sport NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday Back 15 seconds The Catholic University Cardinals compete in the Landmark Conference (Affiliated with NCAA’S Division III) where they reached the Championship final in 2015-2016. It was the fourth time in five seasons they contested the decider having won in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Their 17-10 record for this season included a conference record 11-5.17 players make the trip to Ireland including Michelle Desantis, who was been named First Team All-Landmark for the last two seasons. Staff is led by Head Coach Matthew Donohue.Irish Head Coach Mark Scannell spoke to John Mulligan Galway Bay FM Sport 更多 The Ireland Senior Women’s Squad are to face more American opposition ahead of the FIBA European Championships for Small Countries. Mark Scannell’s squad will take on a team from the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) at the NUI Kingfisher on Saturday at 6pm. Back 15 seconds Forward 60 seconds NUIG Kingfisher to host International Friendly on Saturday Galway Bay FM Sport Currently Playing print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Henry De Bromhead bids for further Galway Plate success

first_imgHenry De Bromhead chases his third TheTote.com Galway Plate in four years next week and has put together a formidable team of seven horses for the summer’s chasing highlight, now an evening card at Ballybrit on Wednesday, August 1. Further down the handicap, Calino D’airy, twice a winner at Galway in October of last year, has 10st 11lbs while Conrad Hastings has 10st 7lbs.Gordon Elliott has put one more than De Bromhead into the race with his 2016 winner Lord Scoundrel on 10st 10lbs among his eight, double his entry of last year. With 11st 1lb, Jury Duty has the most weight of the Elliott brigade. With a 10lbs rise in the ratings for his success in the Midlands National Handicap Chase at Kilbeggan last Friday night, Timiyan is on 9st 12lbs.Willie Mullins has 13 horses in the race with Alelchi Inios and Ballycasey, second and third to Lord Scoundrel two years ago, on 11st 1lb and 10st 13lbs respectively. Patricks Park, a winner at the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival and at the Punchestown festival, has 10st 7lbs, 2lbs higher than stablemate Blazer.Both Jessica Harrington and Noel Meade have made five entries. Neverushacon was a winner on the final day of last year’s Galway festival for Harrington and will carry 10st 11lbs after his runaway victory at Limerick earlier this month. Road To Riches gave Meade his sole success in the race when winning in 2014 and has 10st 6lbs while the classy Snow Falcon is on 11st.Last year’s third, Slowmotion (10st 8lbs), is one of four entries for Joseph O’Brien while Supreme Vinnie (9st 13lbs) could yet represent trainer Denise O’Shea after his success in the Galway Plate Trial Handicap Chase at Limerick earlier this month.There are five entries from Britain with Nigel Twiston-Davies, David Pipe, Harry Fry, Neil Mulholand and Dr Richard Newland all bidding to emulate Paul Nicholls who sent over Oslot to win in the hands of Ruby Walsh in 2008.The total entry of 58 horses is an increase of 11 on last year and up 18 on the 2016 figure.Michael Moloney, General Manager of Galway Racecourse, said: “We are very excited about the 149th running of TheTote.com Galway Plate in its new evening slot and we are thrilled with the number of entries received for this great race. While we have strong teams entered from Irish trainers like Henry De Bromhead, Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott, it is great to see the entries from across the Irish Sea. It takes a lot of hard work to win a Galway Plate and no doubt it will be another great horse that will win the 2018 renewal.”CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO ENTRIES WITH WEIGHTSprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Balko Des Flos and Davy Russell winning thetote.com Galway Plate.Galway Festival.Photo: Patrick McCann 02.08.2017center_img A winner with Shanahan’s Turn three years ago, and subsequent Cheltenham Festival Ryanair Chase hero Balko Des Flos last year, the County Waterford trainer’s entry is headed by early top-weights Sub Lieutenant on 11st 10lbs and Valseur Lido which has been allotted an early weight of 11st 5lbs.last_img read more

Pisgah Forest Entrance Improvement Options to be Presented

first_imgThe fly-fishing is fabulous. The cycling trails are exceptional, and all of the many others draws to the Pisgah National Forest have led to high traffic volumes and increased congestion in recent years.The N.C. Department of Transportation, in coordination with the City of Brevard and Transylvania County, will present options to improve the intersection of Asheville Highway and Hendersonville Highway/Pisgah Highway to alleviate congestion and improve traffic flow through the busy area.A new roundabout option has garnered the most support through the early stages of developing this project. A signalized option will also be presented.Both options offer notable traffic improvements over the signal in place now. But the roundabout option would have reduced delays as traffic volumes continue to increase in the future. In addition, the roundabout is more in line with local planning objectives for the Pisgah Forest Neighborhood and offers safer bicycle and pedestrian facilities.A map of the project study area can be found on the NCDOT website.The options will be presented at a drop-in public meeting on Thursday, May 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the Transylvania County Library, 212 South Gaston Street, Brevard. NCDOT officials will be available to answer questions and receive comments.If area residents are unable to attend the meeting, they will still have a chance to submit comments on the project until June 15.Contact Division 14 Project Engineer Jonathan Woodard at [email protected] for additional information or to submit comments.The project started at a local level over more than a decade. The U.S. 64/N.C. 280 corridor was identified as needing improvement in ago in the Transylvania County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.Less than two years ago the Pisgah Forest Small Area Plan recommended roundabouts at the intersections and improved bicycle and pedestrian improvements.The Land of Sky Rural Planning Organization — which consists of individuals from local governments — and the NCDOT scored the project high in 2016 so it received funding and the go-ahead in 2017.At the meeting, NCDOT will provide auxiliary ads and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jenny Noonkester at (704) 940-4787 or [email protected] as early as possible so arrangements can be made.last_img read more

Pushing for open African governance

first_img30 May 2013 Representatives of 16 countries gathered in Mombasa, Kenya on Wednesday for the first Africa outreach meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Launched in New York in September 2011, the OGP is international coalition of leading governments and civil society organisations aimed at advancing transparency and accountability in government, increasing civic participation and fighting corruption. The partnership has grown since then to 59 countries, including the eight founding countries: the US, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa and the UK. Africa is represented in the OGP by founding member South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, who committed to joining in 2012, and Liberia and Ghana, who are in the process of joining.Service delivery, development benefits Speaking at the opening of the OGP Africa meeting on Wednesday, South African Deputy Public Service and Administration Minister Ayando Dlodlo said it was important to “recognise the benefits of enhancing governance in order to improve service delivery and foster development”. Dlodlo told the gathering of politicians, administrators, civil society workers, academics and others that South Africa sought to help build strong international partnerships to promote good governance, which was “fundamental in improving the delivery of services to our citizens and enhancing public trust in government”. While stressing the value of a civil society with the “independence, capacity and will to hold governments accountable”, Dlodlo challenged challenge African governments and civil society to move away from a “cold war of us against them” and to work together for the betterment of people’s lives. She also highlighted the use of information communication technology (ICT) by governments, not only to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, but also to promote information sharing and public participation.Importance of ‘open data’ Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication and Technology Fred Matiangi relayed a welcome message from President Uhuru Kenyatta calling for constructive engagement between governments and civil society to improve the living conditions of Africa’s people. Kenya’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo, speaking at a separate session on open data, spoke about the challenge of making technical information available to the public in clearly understandable language. Open data had to be relevant to people, Ndemo said, in order for them to understand it and use it to improve their living standards. He lauded those Kenyans who used technology to access data and rework it in language that people could understand through smartphones and apps “Our Open Data portal has information about the various counties we have in Kenya, and this is important for making development decisions about a county. The data compares counties to each other on which is lagging behind,” Ndemo said.Platforms for citizen feedback Unathi Bongco, South Africa’s OGP programme manager, told a session on improving the public service that citizen feedback was crucial in monitoring quality and improving accountability in service delivery, and noted the South African government’s use of outreach forums and special telephone hotlines to gather this feedback. The two-day conference continued on Thursday, with panelists drawn from government and civil society set to share their experiences on open governance in the day’s main event, “Conversations with African Leaders”. The panelists scheduled to take part included Qinisile Delwa from South Africa’s Department of Public Service and Administration, Thomas Karyah from Liberia’s Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Prince Kreplah of Citizens United to Promote Peace and Democracy in Liberia, Gladwell Otieno of the Africa Centre for Open Governance, and Emmanuel Kuyole of Ghana’s Revenue Watch Institute. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more