first_imgExperienced campaigner Richard ‘Spoon’ McCallum has retired as goalkeeper of Red Stripe Premier League club Waterhouse FC. He is now acting general secretary at the Drewsland-based club. “I have retired because of personal reasons, to pursue a bachelors degree in production and operation,” said McCallum, who stood between the sticks at Waterhouse for 12 years, during an interview with The Gleaner yesterday. “The club was notified two months ago, and it is effective as at December 31, 2015,” he added. McCallum was approached to take up a position as general secretary, at the club because Felix Porter has vacated the post due to health reasons. “The club (Waterhouse) approached me to be acting general secretary, and I duly accepted the post,” McCallum informed. He said the players in the senior team at the club expressed regrets with him leaving at this time. “I spoke to the players, and some have expressed regrets and want me to delay the decision, but I have to think about life after football. I can’t continue to focus on goalkeeping and school at the same time,” McCallum said. McCallum also represented Invaders FC for one year and Seba (now Montego Bay United) for three years, before journeying from St James to St Andrew. He made his international debut for Jamaica in 2006, and also represented the country at the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels.last_img read more

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has departed for official visits to India and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The visits will run from October 27 to November 6.The President, according to the Executive Mansion, will participate in the third edition of the India-Africa Forum Summit, which takes place in New Delhi from today, October 28 to October 30. The President will later proceed on a state visit to the People’s Republic of China from November 1—6. In India, the India–Africa Forum Summit will enable consultations at the highest political level between the heads of state and governments of all 54 nations across Africa and the Indian government to give a new thrust to an age-old partnership. It will also provide an opportunity to not only reflect on the past, but to define the road ahead in tune with the present times, the Executive Mansion statement said.The five-day summit is to start with consultations on the official level followed by the Heads of State and Governments Summit on October 29, with scheduled bilateral meetings on October 30.This is expected to be India Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi’s government’s biggest diplomatic outreach with delegates from a large number of African countries since his inauguration in May 2014.Earlier scheduled to be held in December 2014, with a three-year gap after the 2011 Addis Ababa summit, the India – Africa Forum Summit was postponed to 2015 due to what observers claimed was the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Unlike the previous two occasions where the event was restricted to only 10 to 15 African countries, this summit will include African leaders from all 54 countries.The first India-Africa Forum Summit was held in New Delhi, India, in 2008, while the second was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2011.During the bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi, the release said, President Sirleaf will use the opportunity to conclude or obtain commitment to three program proposals in the power, road and health sectors that have already been submitted. She is expected to also meet with the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Vandanta Mining Company, which has the Western Cluster Concession, to try to reach an agreement on the way forward.The State Visit to China includes scheduled meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang.During their meetings, the President is expected to obtain commitments to program proposals in the road and health sectors that have already been submitted. She will also seek implementation acceleration in long delayed projects such as the Ministerial Complex and the Capitol Building expansion, while a key effort will aim at support for China Union in its proposal to add value to iron ore processing by converting to steel products.While President Sirleaf is away from the country, the Minister of Defense, Brownie J. Samukai, will serve as Chairman of the Cabinet in consultation with Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.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_imgAntonio Conte’s future at Chelsea has been plunged into doubt.Conte enjoyed a hugely successful debut season in England after quitting the Italian national team to take the Blues job last summer.He led Chelsea to the Premier League title – scoring a record 103 goals along the way – and into the FA Cup final.But talkSPORT understands Conte has grown increasingly frustrated by the club’s failings in the transfer market this summer.Romelu Lukaku was understood to be top of his wishlist but the Everton striker now looks to be on his way to Manchester United.And the failure to land Lukaku ahead of their Premier League rivals is understood to have left Conte ‘livid’.The Chelsea boss wants the Belgian to replace Diego Costa and is said to have been making plans for next season centred around him.Conte is also said to be unhappy that the club have been unable to secure deals for other top targets, including Virgil van Dijk, Alex Sandro and Tiemoue Bakayoko.The only signing made by the champions this summer has been Willy Caballero, who has been brought in on a free transfer from Manchester City as back-up to Thibaut Courtois.Chelsea are reportedly targeting Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti with Lukaku looking Old Trafford-bound and fans will be hoping they can get some big deals over the line in the coming weeks to keep Conte happy.The 47-year-old has still yet to sign a new contract and there are real fears he could decide to walk away. Antonio Conte is reportedly considering his Chelsea future 1last_img read more

first_imgMayo GAA manager James Horan may have some secret information on All-Ireland finalists Donegal if his team beat Dublin on Sunday.The Ballintubber man lived here for a number of years where he worked at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.But even more surprising is the fact that James led a secret sporting career – as a rugby star. The Mayo boss lined out for Letterkenny Rugby Club and became its top point-scorer for two seasons.Horan would play rugby on Saturday and then travel home on Sunday to play gaelic.Former President of Letterkenny RFC, Jim Moore, says James could have played rugby at the highest level.“He is such a nice fella and he was a natural sportsman. “He played full-back for us and he was our top points scorer. He could have played at the highest level.“He was very popular and I’m sure there will be plenty of Donegal people rooting for him on Sunday.“However, I’m not so sure they will be speaking to him if they beat Dublin and go on to the final,” laughed Mr Moore.MAYO BOSS WILL HAVE FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF DONEGAL – IF THEY REACH FINAL! was last modified: September 1st, 2012 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) Tags:donegalJames HoranMayo managerlast_img read more

first_imgOrganisers of Ireland’s biggest coffee morning are urging the general public to come out and attend their event to raise much needed finance for the Donegal Hospice.The Dry Arch Complex are hosting the coffee morning tomorrow Thursday the 18th of September from 10.30 – 12.30.All money raised will be in aid of the Donegal hospice. So get down to the Dry Arch in the morning, have a coffee, and help raise money for the hospice who do so much good work.DRY ARCH INN COMPLEX TO HOST COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

first_imgA resolute QPR are on course for their first away point in the Premier League this season.After a goalless first half, Newcastle applied pressure once more after the break and Rob Green had to be alert to deny Ayoze Perez.Yun-Suk Young also produced a superb clearance to prevent Yoann Gouffran getting on to the end of Shola Ameobi’s outstanding cross.QPR lost Sandro on the hour mark to injury, after Newcastle’s Ryan Taylor – on his first league start in two-and-a-half years – had departed in the first half.Rangers were indebted to their hard-working back four and keeper Rob Green to see out the first half without conceding.Green saved from Remy Cabella and twice denied Taylor, while at the other end, Tim Krul saved comfortably from Charlie Austin and backpedalled to tip Richard Dunne’s header over the bar.If QPR do avoid defeat, it’ll be their first away point in the Premier League since a goalless draw at Reading in April 2013. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Barton, Henry, Sandro (Kranjcar 60), Fer, Zamora, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Phillips, Isla, Mutch, Hoilett.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img1 September 2010 Buy the sticker, dress differently, let your hair down! South Africans have been urged to help support people with disabilities by taking part in Casual Day on Friday, 3 September. The Casual Day fund-raiser is celebrated on the first Friday of September each year, calling on South Africans to dress differently on the day and to wear the sticker to show their support for disabled people. Casual Day stickers can be purchased for R10 at any Absa, Game, Dion Wired, Edgars, Jet, Game, Boardmans and CNA store, or by visiting A total of R17.6-million was raised by the initiative last year, and this year it hopes to raise at least R20-million, which will benefit hundreds of organisations serving people with disabilities. Mayende-Sibiya urged all organizations, including both public and private, to support this initiative. “Let us cross over that R20-million mark this year, this is the easiest way of demonstrating our support and raising awareness around issues of disability,” Minister for Persons with Disabilities Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya said in a statement on Tuesday. Mayende-Sibiya departed on Tuesday with a South African delegation to the 3rd Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, taking place at the United Nations headquarters in New York, from 1 to 3 September. Mayende-Sibiya will act as the vice-president of the meeting, which will review global progress in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Mexico is the current president “It is critical that South Africa takes the lead on issues of disability globally,” Mayende-Sibiya said. “We demonstrate as a nation that we truly care about the various challenges facing people with disabilities in our own country by supporting such campaigns as Casual Day.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Acres of Adventure, a 501c3 organization based in Sycamore, Ohio, is tackling the challenge of addressing misconceptions about modern agriculture. In late summer, they launched a campaign to build an on-farm learning center dedicated to promoting the work of America’s farmers and ranchers.Years ago, everyone had a connection to a farm. Whether it was visiting grandparents in the country or spending the summer on a friend’s ranch, even urbanites had ample opportunities to connect with agriculture. Now, the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm. Because of this disconnect between farmers and the non-farm public, there are countless misunderstandings about why farmers do what they do. Without real conversations about the how and why behind today’s agriculture industry, these false impressions will only continue to grow.The Acres of Adventure Learning Center plans to provide a place for farmers and consumers to connect. Located adjacent to Hartschuh Dairy Farm in Crawford County, the learning center and related activities will allow children and adults can experience the sights, smells, and sounds of farm-life. The Learning Center is designed to provide samples of today’s agriculture while also shaping the farmer and consumer dialogue with accurate information. It is the hope that the Learning Center starts conversations to help address the growing misconceptions that come naturally from a disconnect with farming.Acres of Adventure realizes that intertwined with agricultural education, there is a naturalconnection with the outdoors. Guests can come to the farm and enjoy nature at the same time.Whether taking a paddle boat for a cruise across the pond, taking water samples to learn more about Ohio’s water quality issues, or exploring the woods, everyone can benefit from less time indoors. A low ropes course, built inside a natural wooded environment will help strengthen teams and ultimately communities.“The time is now to proactively reach out to our neighbors to paint a positive picture of today’s agriculture. American farmers and ranchers are some of the most resourceful, diligent people out there,” said Rose Hartschuh, Acres of Adventure Executive Director. “The new Learning Center will enable our non-farm friends and neighbors to satisfy their curiosity and to see for themselves how the food on their plates and the clothes on their back get to them. We are excited to partner with individuals, businesses, and organizations who share similar goals of education and outreach.”Acres of Adventure is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, governed by a board of directors. Its mission is:Create. Connect. Cultivate.Creating Positive Conversations About Today’s AgricultureConnecting Guests with Opportunities to Experience the OutdoorsCultivating Personal Development through Farming, Sustainability and Natural ResourcesTo learn more about Acres of Adventure and how you can support its focus on engaging the public in authentic learning about modern agriculture, visit read more

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The maps, photos and Xbox demonstrations were captivating, showing the semantics of space in a cloud environment and how maps synthesize into 3D images.With Xbox, we were reminded of the Windows Phone 7 interface, with the use of what looks like hubs that are presented as tiles. In the demo, each tile represented a different live TV show that people can watch with their friends in a virtual, animated environment. The Cloud Wants Smart Devices: Not much in this except demonstrating Ballmer’s belief in the “Internet of Things,” where the cloud helps connect devices to undestand gestures, bringing together voice, touch, speech, all in one. It’s the future of the smart device that appears to have had had such an influence on Windows Phone 7 Series. He pointed to the mistakes Microsoft made with Windows Mobile. It was too focused on voice. The future of Windows is in the cloud. That goes for the Windows operating system and Windows Phone 7 Series.A lot of people will say Microsoft is not in the game anymore. That notion can’t be supported when you see Microsoft discussing realistic, intelligent views about the market and backing it with how the cloud applies to its products and services.Still, Microsoft is as guilty as anyone for hyping the cloud and further obfuscating what is meant by cloud computing.Really, Steve. Did you actually say “cloud in a box?” Steve Ballmer gave a live webcast today and said that Microsoft is betting its future on the cloud. He illustrated that by saying 70% of Microsoft’s 40,000 employees are working on cloud related efforts. By next year, 90% of Microsoft employees will be working on cloud matters.Ballmer spoke at the Allen Center on the University of Washington campus. He outlined five ways Microsoft is embracing cloud computing.These are broad, almost vague views on the market. But they do give some guidance to Microsoft’s direction:The cloud creates opportunities and responsibilities.The cloud learns and helps you learn, decide and take action.The cloud enhances your social and professional interactions.The cloud wants smarter devices.The cloud drives server advances that drive the cloud.The discussion had its most interesting points in the last 30 minutes of the presentation when the talk turned to Microsoft’s emphasis on software; maps and photos; Xbox and Windows Phone 7 Series.At one point, Ballmer said that all software will eventually be in the cloud. Is Microsoft taking risks? This statement would seem to show that perhaps the political base at Microsoft is shifting just a bit from the desktop. alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#events#news Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgPunjab Congress chief and Lok Sabha MP from Gurdaspur Sunil Jakhar on Sunday said that the party will expose the misdeeds and failures of the BJP-led Central government in the monsoon session of Parliament, slated to start from July 18. “The BJP government has completely failed to achieve the goals, in the shape of promises in its election manifesto of 2014. The government has virtually run away from the promises made to the farmers. Nothing has been done on issues like area-specific crops, vegetable farming scheme, agricultural rail link and price stability fund,” alleged Mr. Jakhar. ‘Lot of noise’ He added that on the issue of black money, the BJP had made a lot of noise before the elections. “The government has failed to bring back black money to the country,” he said. Mr. Jakhar said on the job front as well, the NDA government has failed to deliver. “Unemployment across the country has increased manyfold in the last four years. Similarly, the condition of the weaker sections and minorities has worsened,” he alleged. ‘Religious issues’ He added that the party had come to power by raising religious and emotional issues like ‘Ram Temple’ and ‘Article 370’, but after assuming power, ‘the government threw its own manifesto in trash’. “We will raise all these issues in upcoming session of Parliament to expose the NDA government’s failures and misdeeds,” said Mr. Jakhar.last_img read more