225 Views no discussions Share Tweet LocalNews DFA president reports ‘challenging’ season by: – July 21, 2014 Share Share Sharing is caring! President of the Dominica Football Association; Glen Ettiene.President of the Dominica Football Association (DFA), Glen Ettiene has described the 2013/2014 football season as a challenging one in his report at the Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Saturday, June 19.“The period under review was a very challenging one for us in terms of the organization of various leagues, however hats off to all those persons who ensured that the league was completed, Mr Ettiene said at the Football House in Bath Estate.The president congratulated teams who one various championships around the island, to include the Northern Concrete and steel Bombers; Premier League Champions, Harlem united Division one League Champions, Dominica Secondary Schools inter-mediate champions, Gully Dream Team All Island league champions and Goodwill Runners; DOMLEC Women champions.Some of the highlights of last football year, identified by the president were the staging two rounds of women football for the first time, the organization of an under 17 competition which aimed at giving more exposure to young footballers for showcasing their talents.Mr Ettiene also highlighted the Digicel Kick Start Football Clinic that was hosted in Dominica Last month, where three under 17 players were selected to participate in a one-week training in Barbados.Additionally, Mr Ettiene identified a License D Coaches Course which was also held earlier this year as another highlight.Team representatives and coaches“It is our hope to provide more opportunities for certification, it is also our hope to have a licensed A coaches in Dominica by 2018,” he said.Moreover, Mr Ettiene noted that “after a long and frustrating wait”, work on the goal 2 project in Stock Farm recommenced and is due for completion within the next eight months. “We at the Dominica Football Association are immensely proud. We are proud because we see and know the importance of this project upon completion”. He said completion of this project means a home for football and a better translation of the brand of football.He called for the conversion of teams into clubs as there are many benefits to be derived from such a move.“Let us get away from the team mentality, let us convert our teams to clubs and build that club structure,” he advised coaches and team representatives at the meeting.Members of the DFAHe also stated that the DFA is willing to assist clubs and teams to enhance their club structure and a course will be held for that purpose. Prize money will also be increased as a means of further motivation to players.The premier division will have a 75% increase from $4000.00 to $7000.00. Division one $4000, women division $3000, and All Island and intermediate will received 2500.00 each. “This gesture is geared towards assisting the teams defray some of their expenses,” Mr Ettiene stated.He encouraged the teams and clubs to work harder as to ensure greater success in the 2014/5015 season.Dominica Vibes News
Thursday, May 3, Burapha – StablefordBurapha was our venue on Thursday and while the day started with nice sunny weather, at the turn we were hit with a big shower. After a break of 40 minutes we could play again and it was amazing how fast the course recovered after the heavy shower.The man of the day was Dave Smith, who was the winner with 41 points while in second place came Willem Lasonder with 38. Third spot on the podium was occupied by Stephen Ford with 37 points, beating Owen Walkley on the count-back.The near pins went to Willem Lasonder, Stephen Ford, Martin Hayes and Dave Smith. PSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaTuesday, May 1, King’s Naga – StablefordOn Tuesday we went to King’s Naga and arriving at the course the rain was pouring down. Only 5 of us were so brave to take the risk of playing but as soon we started playing the rain stopped and we had a good round of golf. The course was in quite condition despite all the rain.The winner was Stephen Ford with 36 points ahead of Martin Hayes in second with 34. The near pins went to Dave Smith and Willem Lasonder.
*GALWAY v OFFALY, Leinster U21 Hurling Championship 1/4 final LIVE on Galway Bay FM this evening at 7.30pm*print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 1978 All Ireland U21 semi-final: GALWAY 2-13 OFFALY 2-9Galway: Gerry Smith (Ahascragh), P. J. Burke (Tynagh), Michael Headd (Killimor), Conor Hayes (Kiltormer), Seamus Coen (Mullagh), Michael Earls (Killimordaly), Joe Greaney (Turloughmore), Steve Mahon 0-1 (Kilbeacanty), Sean Forde (Kinvara), Gerry Kennedy 0-4 (Tommie Larkins), Joe Goode 0-1 (Kiltormer), Pascal Ryan 0-2 (Killimordaly), Bernard Forde 1-3 (Ardrahan), Mattie Conneely 1-1 (Sarsfields), John Coen (Mullagh). Subs.: Michael Kilkenny 0-1 (Kiltormer), Tony Carr (Kiltormer), Vincent Kelly (Sarsfields), Sean Forde (Kinvara), John Coen (Mullagh), Eddie O’Reilly (Tynagh), Tomas Fenton (Kiltormer), Jody Connolly (Craughwell), Tom Brehony (Tynagh), Jim McGrath (Turloughmore), Larry McCormack (Tommy Larkins); Syl. Dolan (Ardrahan), Sean Davoren (Rahoon), Jimmy Curley (Loughrea)Offaly: Jim Troy (Lusmagh), Billy Keane (St. Rynaghs), J. J. Geary (Shinrone), Ollie Minnoch (Clara), Joe Mooney (Seir Kierans), Brendan Keeshan (Shinrone), Aodh Horan (St Rynaghs), Aiden Fogarty (St. Rynaghs), Tom Conneely (St. Rynaghs), Dannie Owens (Na Piarsaigh), William Molloy (Birr), Mark Corrigan (Kinnitty), Martin Cashin (Birr), Pat Kirwan (Ballyskenagh), Noel Bergin (Seir Kierans). 2000 All Ireland U21 semi-final: GALWAY 4-13 OFFALY 1-10Galway: Colm Callanan (Kinvara): Eoin McDonagh (Ballinderreen), Diarmuid Cloonan (Athenry), Jamie Cannon (Clarenbridge); Derek Hardiman (Mullagh), Conor Dervan (0-1 ’65, Mullagh), Stephen Morgan (Loughrea), Shane Donohue (0-2 Athenry), John Culkin (Abbeyknockmoy); Gavin Keary (0-2, Loughrea), Eamon Hyland (Kilnadeema Leitrim), David Tierney (1-0, Kilnadeema Leitrim); David Donohue (0-4, 0-3 frees, Athenry), David Huban (3-3, 1-1 frees, 1-0 penalty, Kinvara) David Forde (0-1, Clarenbridge). Subs: Damien Joyce (Cappataggle) for Keary, 47 mins; Eamon Donoghue (Mullagh) for Tierney, 61 mins; Michael Greaney (Kiltormer) for D. Donohue, 62 minsOffaly: S. O’Connor; S Horan, D. Moran, JP O’Meara; D. Franks, W. Comerford, S Brown; A. Hanrahan, D Tanner; C. Gath (0-3, 0-1 free, 0-1 ’65’), P. Molloy, B. Murphy, R. Hanniffy, D. McGuinness, D, Murray (0-6, 0-4 frees). Subs: J. Brady for Horan, 23 mins; B Troy for Brown, 43 mins; R McRedmond (0-1) for Tanner 47 mins; G. O’Connor (1-0) for McGuinness, 54 mins. 1991 All Ireland U21 final: GALWAY 2-17 OFFALY 1-9Galway: Richard Burke (Oranmore Maree); Christy Helebert 0-1 free (Ballinderreen), Brian Feeney (Athenry), Murt Killilea (Carnmore); Gerry McGrath (Sarsfields), Paul Hardiman (Athenry), Noel Power (Tommie Larkins); Brendan Keogh (Athenry), Noel Larkin (Meelick Eyrecourt); Liam Burke 1-2 (Kilconieron), Justin Campbell 1-0 (Kiltormer), Francis O’Brien 0-4 (Pearses); Basil Larkin 0-1 (Meelick Eyrecourt), Joe Rabbitte 0-3 (Athenry), Cathal Moran 0-4; 0-2 frees (Athenry). Subs; P. Egan for Hardiman, M. Curtin (Kinvara) 0-1 for Larkin Offaly: Damien Franks; M. Hogan, K. Kinahan, David Franks; D. Dooley, H. Rigney, Brian Whelehan: Johnny Pilkington 0-1, P. Temple 0-1; Johnny Dooley 1-5 (1-4 frees), S. Grennan, A. Cahill 0-1; J. Troy 0-1, J. Brady, E. Mulhare. Subs: O. O’Neill for Cahill, D. Barron for Brady.1992 All Ireland U21 semi-final: OFFALY 3-17 GALWAY 1-5Galway: Kevin Devine (Abbey Duniry), John Kelly (Portumna), Willie Burke (Oranmore Maree), Kevin Griffin (Loughrea), Christy Helebert (1-0, free, Ballinderreen), Brendan Keogh (Athenry), Noel Larkin (Meelick Eyrecourt), Damien Coleman (Portumna), Francis O’Brien (Pearses), Liam Burke (0-2, Kilconieron), Joe McGrath (Sarsfields), M McEvoy (Meelick Eyrecourt), Cathal Moran (0-2, 0-1 free, Athenry), Pat Coyne (0-1, Castlegar), Ray Grealish (Carnmore). Subs: M. Donnellan (Athenry) for McEvoy, 28 mins; T. Kirwan (Ahascragh Fohenagh) for Coleman, 40 mins: B. Morrissey (Athenry) for O’Brien, 51 mins.Offaly: Damien Franks, H. Kilmartin, Kevin Kinahan, D. Shaughnessy, Donal Franks, Kevin Martin, Hubert Rigney, Brian Whelehan, S. Farrell (0-1), M. Hogan (0-1), Johnny Dooley (0-11, 0-8 frees), S. Grennan (1-0), John Troy (0-2), R. Dooley. N. Hand (1-0), O. O’Neill. Sub: M. Gallagher (1-2) for R. Dooley. Galway and Offaly clash in the Leinster U21 hurling championship this evening at 7.30pm in Tullamore in what will be Galway’s first ever game in the provincial U21 championship. Galway have always entered the U21 hurling championship at the All Ireland semi final stage, meaning they could only meet Offaly if the Faithful county won Leinster. This they did on five occasions since the competition started in 1964, (1978, ’89, ’91, ’92 and 2000) and in four of those years they played Galway in semi finals and, on one occasion, the final. This evening will be the 5th championship clash of Galway and Offaly in hurling at U21 level with Galway leading the head to head standings 3-1. The four previous championship clashes were:
Yesterday evening, at approximately 5:30 pm, a Salem man was arrested for dealing Meth during a traffic stop in Clark County.The driver of the vehicle, identified as Shane T. Ooley, 46, of Nubian Road in Salem, IN, was arrested for Dealing in Methamphetamine 10 Grams or More, Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Possession of Methamphetamine 10 Grams or More, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.He was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail awaiting his first court date. Trooper Zach Smith from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg stopped a vehicle on Louis Smith Road near Chapel Hill Road in Borden. The stop was for a traffic violation.During the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Smith deployed Indiana State Police Certified K-9 “Riggs” for a free air sniff around the car.K-9 “Riggs” provided a positive alert on the vehicle for a controlled substance.A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately fifteen, (15), grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of Heroin, and drug paraphernalia.
My previous posts on how big data and business intelligence can add value have talked about Intel IT groups’ other than my own. With this blog, I discuss big data, business intelligence, and data lakes in the context of the [email protected] group. When we recently transitioned a key internal operational tool to a SaaS based solution, we encountered many of the data issues that I have posted about. I’ll talk first about the data management needs of a group like [email protected], go over the issues we encountered, and then explain about why using our marketing data lake has tremendous appeal.What kind of information does [email protected] need to manage? For content managers like myself, we need to keep track of the white papers and other collateral that we produce. “Keeping track” includes noting the project’s status, the location (URLs) of white papers, slideshares, and other [email protected] collateral, and the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) whose content we produce. Moving to a new tool means required that we take an extract of our tool’s data for import into the new tool. For our purposes, it seemed quick and simple – dumping to data to a CSV file and uploading that file.That last part ended up being neither straightforward nor easy. Like the efforts to implement a data wall and to integrate data for demand forecasting, data cleansing took significant effort. While we record the URLs of our content, these can change over time as the intel.com website is periodically re-architected and less viewed content gets archived. Data fields changed over time, with some being added and some becoming obsolete. In other cases, data was in the wrong format. To facility the data transfer, I spent significant time writing scripts that validated records, eliminated obsolete fields, and fixed incorrectly formatted data.This work was critical for our tools transition, but it did not give us any new insights. We want to integrate our internal data with usage data that gleaned from other sources. This would enable us to see what subject areas are the most in demand and what SMEs generate the most viewed content. Ideally, we would like to be able to see how much of our content directly lead to a sale, and we would like to analyze and visualize this data ourselves without involving other IT groups. The Intel Analytics Hub (IAH), The Data Lake built for Intel’s marketing efforts (pictured to the right), would seem to be the perfect place to integrate and analyze this data. Having all related data in one place for access, integration, and analysis would make insight generation much easier, as opposed to having to do the integration and ETLs ourselves. While storing important [email protected] data in a SaaS solution might seem problematic for integration, but the data lake has been designed to easily import that kind of data. Much of the data in the IAH is from external sources.Doing data cleansing work gave me a much better appreciation of the work that our Big Data and Business Intelligence staff do every day. Frameworks like Hadoop and Spark get much publicity about their power, but in order to use these tools, the unglamorous work of data validation and cleansing must be done. An old saying in IT is “Garbage In Garbage Out.” That statement is true no matter how powerful a tool you use.
Shrinks & scouts: Liverpool chief Moore lifts lid on new recruitment teamby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool chief Peter Moore has detailed how they’ve built up their recruitment team.Moore, speaking at the World Football Summit in Madrid, gave an in-depth analysis on how the club has combined data and analysis with traditional scouting.“There is a merging of data and the experienced eye – the analogue and digital coming together,” Moore told those in attendance at the summit.“We use applied science and technology to analyse players to create the best chance to win. From an analogue way, we look at the player and assess what they are about, both on and off the pitch. And we apply science.“We have four PhDs who are part of our club and we have a director of sports science, who is also a PhD and they look at data.“It is that combination, that amalgamation of an experienced eye – of looking at an athlete – combined with data, with psychological outputs, to see the person as a good player for Liverpool and also a good human being in the locker room.“Being a good person that happens to be a good football player is what you need to be for Liverpool Football Club. When I look at our squad, knowing most of the players, they fit that bill.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Public Investment Management Secretariat (PIMSEC) is undertaking an education programme to sensitise public-sector employees about the procedures involved in utilising the Public Investment Management System (PIMS).The major activity is a webinar, which began in July 2018 and will run for seven months.Additionally, a website will be established to outline the steps to be taken in the processing of projects through the PIMS, and a YouTube page will also feature training sessions on the procedures and use of the system.“There will be multiple opportunities and ample platforms for our stakeholders to interact with us and to continue to learn about the PIMS,” Executive Director of PIMSEC, Douglas Levermore, told JIS News.Mr. Levermore said the PIMS is now the common framework for the proposal, appraisal, approval and management for all public investments in Jamaica, irrespective of the source of funding.He explained that public investment projects are non-recurrent expenditures on goods, works and services carried out by any public entity within the specified public sector, to achieve development objectives.“In the event that there are grant funds that are going to form the base of public investment projects, these will also be subject to scrutiny by PIMSEC,” he pointed out.In the meantime, PIMSEC continues its scheduled workshops and training sessions with various ministries, departments and agencies. PIMSEC is the key technical body for public investment planning and implementation, and provides technical advice to Cabinet, through the PIMS committee, on investments that are to be included in the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP).
Laut said Trudeau seemed to appreciate how dire the situation is and was receptive to ideas. But Laut said he’s skeptical a federal investment in crude-by-rail, as the Alberta government has urged, would deliver swift relief.“I don’t know what more the federal governments can do that companies ourselves can’t do,” Laut said. “Getting (rail) cars is tough to do. It takes time to build these things.”Alex Pourbaix, CEO of Cenovus Energy Inc., agreed Ottawa’s ability to help narrow the price gap is limited.“I think the issue that we’ve all been debating is more of a provincial issue,” he said. “It’s very tough for the federal government to solve that one for us.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) Trudeau said the federal government is doing what it can to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built, which would triple its capacity to carry oil to tankers on the west coast.The federal government bought Trans Mountain and its expansion project for $4.5 billion last summer only to have the Federal Court of Appeal strike down its approval, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation and failure to consider impacts on marine environment.Trudeau said the sector should benefit from his government’s announcement Wednesday that companies will be able to immediately write off capital investments.“The accelerated capital cost allowance doesn’t matter with differentials where they are because nobody’s going to spend any money,” said Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. executive vice-chairman Steve Laut following an energy-boss roundtable with the prime minister. Premier Rachel Notley has said the price gap between Canadian and U.S. crude is costing the Canadian economy $80 million a day.Hundreds of pro-oil protesters shut down part of the street outside the hotel where Trudeau addressed the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.Inside, chamber CEO Sandip Lalli grilled Trudeau on what Ottawa intends to do, including possibly investing in moving crude on trains as a stop-gap measure as new market-opening pipelines remain in limbo.“Currently, the federal government doesn’t have a plan to address the $80 million that’s coming out?” Lalli asked Trudeau in a question-and-answer session.“You think there’s a super-simple easy answer and there’s not. There’s a multifaceted complex issue and as much as there is a tendency out there in the world to give really simple answers to really complex questions, unfortunately the world doesn’t work like that,” Trudeau replied.“We need to make sure that we’re moving forward in the right way and that is where actually listening to the experts is sort of the best way to make policy.” CALGARY, A.B. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Alberta is in a crisis as the province’s oil is being sold at a discount of about $45 a barrel, but he and some oil company bosses agree there are no easy fixes Ottawa can offer.“There is no question that folks in Alberta, folks here in Calgary, are living through extremely difficult times. This is very much a crisis,” Trudeau said Thursday following an affordable housing announcement.“When you have a price differential that’s up around $42, $50 even, that’s a massive challenge to local industry, to the livelihood of a lot of Albertans. I hear that very, very clearly.”
New Delhi: Days after having unanimously decided to go it alone in Delhi, the Congress is again mulling options to align with the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital, with NCP leader Sharad Pawar actively involved in getting the two parties together. In this context, AAP leader Sanjay Singh met Pawar Tuesday at the latter’s residence and held discussions over seat-sharing with the Congress and in taking steps to get all parties together and fielding a common candidate in all the seats to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Sources said the Congress leadership is also in talks with AAP leaders and senior leaders within the party are trying to convince Delhi Congress leaders for an alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. The Congress had earlier decided to go alone in Delhi after talks with AAP failed and local leaders favoured that the party contests LS polls alone. The Delhi Congress leaders felt that “saving” the party was crucial in Delhi in view of impending assembly elections in the state slated later. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The Congress has also failed to forge an alliance with left parties in West Bengal and has been kept out of the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of SP-BSP-RLD in Uttar Pradesh. It is learnt that the Congress-RJD seat-sharing is also in troubled waters as the two parties did not declare their candidates on March 17 as promised earlier. AICC general secretary in-charge of Delhi Congress, PC Chacko, said: “I am in consultation with Congress party leaders in Delhi on the possibilities of forging an alliance with AAP. “The Congress Working Committee has decided to align with like-minded parties across the country to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections. “I hope Delhi Congress leaders also go by this sentiment and decide on an alliance with AAP, but a final decision will be taken by the Congress president very soon,” Chacko told PTI. Chacko’s views are at variance with Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit, who has made it clear that aligning with AAP will not be in the party’s interests keeping in view the assembly election in the national capital slated later. AAP leader Sanjay Singh also told reporters after meeting Pawar that with the Constitution, democracy and the country in “danger” under the Modi government, attempts should be made by all opposition parties to unite and come together to fight it out. “The party can be saved later….there will be enough time to save the party. Right now the attempt should be to save the country and democracy, which is in danger due to the Modi government,” he said, without giving details of his meeting with Pawar. The talks of Congress-AAP alliance gained ground after a meeting of opposition leaders at Sharad pawar on February 13, which was attended by both Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal, besides Mamata Banerjee. It was here that Pawar proposed that AAP and Congress come together and thereafter talks started between the two leaders. . Chacko said some senior leaders in Delhi, who think defeating BJP is the party’s immediate responsibility and for which an alliance should be forged with AAP, have written to party president Rahul Gandhi on the matter. He, however, said Gandhi will take a final call shortly after consultations within the party. “I hope our Delhi leaders also follow the policy decision of the CWC. I am talking with them and trying to convince them about this, but if they still decide not to forge an alliance, it is up to them,” he said. The party has announced it will go it alone in Delhi after the Delhi Congress unit told Gandhi that aligning with AAP in LS polls was not in the party’s interests. The Lok Sabha elections in Delhi are slated for May 12.
Jaipur: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni received a lot of flak for his on-field argument with umpires following a no-ball flip-flop during an IPL match against Rajasthan Royals here. Revered for his ‘captain cool’ demeanour, Dhoni uncharacteristically lost his cool and rushed out of the dug-out to challenge umpire Ulhas Gandhe who called a no-ball before retracting his decision during the last over of a tense chase on Thursday night. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh While Dhoni was let off with a 50 per cent fine on his match fee, former England captain Michael Vaughan, ex-Australian opener Mark Waugh, former India cricketers Aakash Chopra and Hemang Badani criticised the CSK skipper for his conduct. Vaughan was livid with Dhoni, saying he was setting a wrong example as a captain. “The skipper (Dhoni) coming on to the pitch can not happen. I know it’s MS Dhoni and he can do anything in this country but you are not allowed to leave the dug out and go and point a finger at the umpire. That’s a complete no-no, you can’t be setting that example as a captain.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh took to twitter to express his disappointment with Dhoni. “I know there’s pressure from owners and big money involved in the IPL but I’ve been very disappointed with the two incidents involving the skippers of there respective teams in Ashwin and MS. Not a good look at all,” he wrote, referring to the mankading incident involving Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin and Jos Buttler. Last night’s incident happened in the fourth ball of the last over when Ben Stokes bowled a waist high full toss to Mitchell Santner. Initially, it looked as if umpire Ulhas Gandhe was about to signal no-ball only to decide otherwise. Dhoni, who was dismissed in the previous delivery, lost his bearing at the incident and walked into the field of play and took the umpire head-on. He was seen angrily gesturing at the umpire before leg umpire Chris Gaffaney asked Dhoni to leave. Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra slammed the poor standard of umpiring but also criticised Dhoni for setting a wrong precedent. “Umpiring standards have been pretty low in this #IPL and that was a no-ball given and reversed. Enough to feel crossed and miffed. But the opposition captain has no right to walk out on the pitch after being dismissed. Dhoni set a wrong precedent tonight,” Chopra wrote in his twitter handle. Badani too was surprised by Dhoni’s behaviour. “The umpire is well within his right to overturn a No-Ball or any decision on the field for that matter. Surprised with how Dhoni handled it. It was so unlike Captain Cool #RRvCSK,” he wrote in his twitter handle. Pragyan Ojha, a left-arm India spinner, also slammed the umpiring standard. “Umpiring this season has deteriorated! Some times you feel what do you play for, the cup or the fair play award?,” he tweeted. CSK eventually went on to win the match after Santner smashed a six off the last ball to power the team to a four-wicket win. It was Dhoni’s 100th IPL victory as captain for Chennai Super Kings, who are now sitting at top of the points table with 12 points in seven games. CSK will next take on Kolkata Knight Riders on April 14.