Bartomeu’s informative telematic meeting with the captains

first_imgIt was Sports world who advanced this telematic meeting that was informative. Bartomeu reported on the changes of the Board of Directors but, above all, what interests the players the most, which is the update of the calendars.The players learned first-hand that LaLiga is already considering starting on June 30 in a hellish month of July that would try to put what remains of the championship. Barça players, like Setién, are in favor of deciding the title on the field of play. However, Bartomeu made it clear that the first thing is “health” and that the de-escalation to play again will only take place with the approval of the Government and the corresponding health authorities. After the telematic meeting this Tuesday between Quique Setién and the players, this Wednesday it was the president’s turn, Josep Maria Bartomeu, who called a telematic meeting with his captains: Messi, Piqué, Busquets and Sergi Roberto. Oscar Grau, CEO of the Barça club and right hand of the president, and Javier Bordas also participated in the summit, who has maintained his position as manager responsible for the first staff after the Board’s remodeling.last_img read more

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7 FIBank Employees’ US$1.2M Bond in Trouble

first_imgStar International Company, which filed a US$1.2 million bond to release seven employees of First International Bank (FIB) has gotten itself into trouble with Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice.The insurance company in early 2014 wrote the Court that it was withdrawing its US$1.2 million bond filed as a surety for co-defendants Angie Brooks, Kebbeh Kulah Clark, Jerimen Telibeli, Beyan Dagzi, Arricanus Freeman, Robert Cummings and Richard Gboyah.They have been charged with the commission of the crimes money laundering, theft of property, criminal conspiracy, facilitation and forgery by the government. They were accused of allegedly stealing US$4 million from the bank.At Thursday, May 15, hearing, Judge Yussif D. Kaba declared that “Star International Company remains obligated under its bond until and unless they can have all of the defendants presented to the court as provided under the law.”Judge Kaba said, however, that surety has the right to ask the court to withdraw its bond file to release an accused from prison, but that “The bond’s surety remains obligated until the order to file a new bond is complied with.”According to Judge Kaba, since the surety to the existing bond declared its inability to continue to provide coverage for the defendants as contracted with the court, the clerk of the court is hereby mandated to cite Star International Company to appear before this court on Tuesday, May 20, at the hour of 2 p.m. along with the living body of all of the defendants for whom they filed the bond.He further instructed, “Their failure will lead the Court without any other alternative but to hold them in contempt of Court.”The case started when the defendants through Star International Company filed a criminal appearance bond in the tune of US$1.2 million to secure their day-to-day appearance before the court for allegedly stealing US$4 million from the bank.Unfortunately, the Company without a new bond wrote the Court that it was withdrawing its bond.However, the prosecution argued that since the Company was no more serving as security for the defendants, the court should re-arrest the defendants before they escaped from the country.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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UPDATE – Power outage in Taylor

first_img– Advertisement -The power is out in parts of Taylor.The outage started at around 4:27 p.m. and about 163 customers are without power.  Right now Hydro says power should be restored by 8 p.m. The outage runs from east of 97 ave, south of the Alaska Highway, north of Cherry ave and west of the 251 road.The outage has been caused by trees that hit power lines in the area. UPDATE – Power was restored in Taylor at about 6:13 p.m.last_img

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Coral Daily Download – Southampton still top four contenders and Chelsea juggernaut to be derailed?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Chelsea’s title rivals would have been boosted by the Blues’ failure to win at Sunderland.He also claims Southampton are still in the hunt for a top four finish despite being comprehensively beaten by Manchester City.And Stevens reflects on the weekend’s boxing action, after Tyson Fury moved a step closer to a world title shot by beating Dereck Chisora.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Ligue 1 Player of the Year admits he could leave Lyon this summer amid Arsenal and Liverpool interest

first_img1 Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has revealed he may leave the French side this summer amid growing interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.The 23-year-old was named French Player of the Year on Sunday after a stunning season in Ligue 1, with Lyon narrowly missing out on the title to Paris Saint-Germain.The forward has hit 27 league goals and when asked whether he could depart in the summer, he confessed to being unsure.“I don’t know. That is a question that will be asked at the end of the season.” said Lacazette.“I am very proud, it is a boyhood dream come true to win the trophy for the best player.” Alexandre Lacazette last_img read more

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Watch the highlights from Man United flop Radamel Falcao’s Chelsea debut

first_imgOne of the odder transfers of the summer so far was Chelsea’s decision to sign Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco.The striker didn’t have the best of times at in the Premier League last season as he attempted to make an impact at Old Trafford.The Red Devils refused to make the deal permanent but now, after talking to some of his players, the Blues have taken a punt on the Colombian.But how did he get on when he came on as a substitute in Chelsea’s pre-season clash with Paris Saint-Germain?Take a look at the video above…last_img read more

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No. 9 South Dakota State Tops Football

first_imgKraemer finished the game completing 12-of-18 for 133 yards. Saubert led the team’s receivers with six receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown. Wilkins recorded 18 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown. Two possessions later, Christion found Wieneke for the third time in the end zone to put SDSU up 28-5 with five minutes left in the opening half. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Christion then went on to rush for a 36-yard touchdown and found Wieneke for the second time in the opening period for a 15-yard touchdown pass, putting the Jacks ahead 21-0 at the end of the first-quarter. Full Schedule Roster Listen Live Watch Live On the ensuing Drake possession, junior Grant Kraemer led the Bulldogs to an 87-yard scoring drive. Kraemer threw a dart to Grant Menard for the 30-yard play to begin the series. Kraemer finished the drive completing 5-of-7 before Conley Wilkins plunged into the end zone from three-yards out to make it a 28-14 at halftime. After SDSU recovered a blocked punt in the end zone, sophomore Drew Lauer took the ensuing kickoff 87 yards to the house to make it 49-21 with over 14 minutes left to play. The Jacks then took advantage of another Bulldog miscue, topped off by a three-yard touchdown pass by Christion to Dallas Goedert, taking a 42-14 advantage. BROOKINGS, S.D. – The ninth-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits topped the Drake University football team, 56-28 in the inaugural game at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on Saturday evening. Jackrabbits wasted little time to get ahead as they opened the game with a five-play 63-yard touchdown drive, capped off by a three-yard touchdown pass from Taryn Christion to Jake Wieneke. The Jackrabbits outgained the Bulldogs 285 total yards to 175, led by Christion, who was nearly perfect in the first-half completing 16-of-18 for 169 yards and three touchdowns. SDSU pushed it back to a 21-point game, 35-14, near the end of the 3rd-quarter when Jared Blum intercepted a screen pass for a touchdown. Eric Saubert caught a three-yard pass in the corner of the end zone from Cody Thibault to put the Bulldogs on the board, 21-7, at the 13:09 make in the second-quarter. Prior to the touchdown pass, Thibault found Saubert three other times to help lead Drake down the field in 11-play scoring drive. Defensively, junior Jabari Butler tallied a team-best 11 tackles, while fifth-year senior Taylor Coleman registered eight stops. In the Bulldogs’ final offensive series of the game, Kraemer orchestrated a 13-play 73-yard touchdown drive, capped off by a three-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Yarwood. Next Game: McKendree University 9/17/2016 – 1 p.m. The Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. when they host McKendree. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Beginning the ASCENT to make Donegal an even more beautiful place

first_imgASCENT, a new innovative project to collectively address the environmental challenges facing seven northern European upland areas, will be officially launched by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey this Thursday.This event will take place in the Dunlewey Community Centre, in the shadows of the iconic Errigal mountain, which is one of the pilot sites chosen for this project.Unregulated access to upland sites and natural erosion has meant that some areas of natural beauty have experienced degradation, loss of unique bio-diversity and bio-resources. In response, the ASCENT project, an acronym for ‘Apply Skills and Conserve our Environment with New Tools’ sets out to develop management plans and implement innovative measure that will address future economic and environmental sustainability.Auringon nousu, Kokalmus, FinlandCharles Sweeney Project Manager for ASCENT explains that ‘the key objectives are to undertake international learning and to transfer that collective knowledge across the partner regions, in an effort to design practical solutions and to trial new initiatives and concepts for sustainable environmental management’.The three year project involves Donegal County Council as lead partner, working collaboratively with Metsáhallitus Park and Wildlife in Finland, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and the Mourne Trust in Northern Ireland, Hordaland County Council in Norway, and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland and associated partners including Údarás na Gaeltachta, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, Mossfellsbaer Municipality and Skaftárhreppur.Liam Ward, Director of Community, Enterprise and Planning Control in Donegal County Council welcomed the funding from Interreg VB Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme (2014-2020) with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for this significant project. He added that ‘the landscape quality of our mountain areas must be maintained and conserved and in bringing together all of the stakeholders, project partners and engaging with our local communities ASCENT will make a very positive contribution towards the sustainable management of our upland areas’.Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.To coincide with the project launch, visiting delegates from Iceland, Finland, Norway and Northern Ireland will participate in the inaugural steering committee meeting on the 19th October in County Donegal.For more information on ASCENT visit http://www.interreg-npa.eu/projects/funded-projects/project/157/Beginning the ASCENT to make Donegal an even more beautiful place was last modified: October 17th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Angels campaign takes off on a musical note in Letterkenny

first_imgThe Irish Wheelchair Association Donegal officially launched their Angels fundraising campaign of 2019 with service users at a Karaoke Night on Wednesday night last.With their singing voices in fine tune, the organisation will be hoping for two fine days when they set up their Angels stalls in towns across Donegal on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November.The Angels Day campaign will see volunteers out on the streets selling the beloved Angel pins and other pieces for the charity. Irish Wheelchair Association’s Angel fundraiser will help provide a range of essential services to people with physical disabilities from its community centres in Donegal and across the country. Irish Wheelchair Association’s Angels Campaign Launched at the Letterkenny Karaoke nightIrish Wheelchair Association’s Angels Campaign Launched at the Letterkenny Karaoke nightIrish Wheelchair Association provides a diverse range of services supporting people with disabilities in their personal development and community life. In 2018 alone, Irish Wheelchair Association provided over 1.3 million hours of Assisted Living Services to 2,246 adults and children across Ireland and almost 80,000 days of services in community centres nationwide. Its fleet of 119 buses provided people with disabilities with accessible transport throughout Ireland to connect them to their communities. Mary McGrenra from Irish Wheelchair Association in Donegal explained: “Irish Wheelchair Associations Angel Appeal is our largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from our Angels Day campaign help us support people with physical disabilities within our community. We provide essential services to people with disabilities that facilitates independence, improves quality of life and supports them in accessing education, employment and participation in community life throughout Donegal. “Volunteers will be selling Angel pins outside all ALDI stores and in various other locations throughout the county. If you meet our volunteers please purchase an Angels pin or make a donation to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy equal rights, choices and opportunities and live their lives independently.”This November Irish Wheelchair Association is asking community groups, organisations, businesses, and schools in county Donegal to volunteer their time to assist with the Angels Appeal. There are lots of ways to get involved; including volunteering to sell Angels pins/products or hosting a coffee morning during November. To learn more about how you can get involved in Angel’s day please email angels@iwa.ie , visit www.iwa.ie/angels or contact Caroline Boyle on 074-9177448 or email drcmanorcunningham@iwa.ieAngels campaign takes off on a musical note in Letterkenny was last modified: October 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish Wheelchair Associationlast_img read more

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Notetaker: talking computer for the blind

first_img24 December 2010 Two researchers at South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed a portable talking computer that “speaks” four South African languages – with more still to come – for use by blind people. The “Notetaker for the Blind” was developed by Willem van der Walt, working with Gerhard van den Berg, as part of the National Accessibility Programme, a five-year initiative led by the CSIR’s Meraka Institute to develop information and communications technology resources for people with disabilities. According to the CSIR, the Notetaker was designed “to empower blind users in South Africa, from young children at school to university students and older people, through a single device tailored to general use such as text documents and unit conversions. “Blind users are therefore able to get a three-in-one to take the place of a special scientific calculator, hardware and a DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) player.”Uniquely South African innovation Van der Walt is proud of the way in which the Notetaker has taken shape as a uniquely South African innovation. The computer’s calculator has been designed for future expansion to serve as a financial calculator suited to South African requirements. It has also been built as cheaply as possible, using readily available off-the-shelf components, so that it can be supported locally. The Notetaker has a keyboard for input and a voice synthesiser for output. By using open source software, it has been easier to localise the notetaker, giving users the option to set it to any one of four South African languages: English, Afrikaans, Sesotho sa Leboa (or Sepedi) and isiZulu. Van der Walt, who is a member of the CSIR’s human language technologies research group, is working on integrating text-to-speech resources for other South African languages into the Notetaker.eSpeak for Afrikaans and Sepedi It was Van der Walt who, with the help of colleagues and local and international collaborators, developed eSpeak for Afrikaans and Sepedi. eSpeak, a compact open source software speech synthesiser for English and other languages, uses a different synthesis method from other open-source text-to-speech engines and produces clear articulation. More recently, Van der Walt ported eSpeak on Symbian, the operating system used by certain mobile phones, which has made the localisation of voices possible in the mobile domain. Anyone interested in discussing the Notetaker’s technical details with a view to taking the product to market can Van der Walt on wvdwalt@csir.co.za or Hina Patel of the CSIR Meraka Institute on hpatel@csir.co.za. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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