Can Liberia Qualify for 2017 Afcon?

first_imgLiberia was amongst 52 countries placed in one of the 13 Groups in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers draw at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Federation (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt, recently.The Lone Star is in Group A, alongside Tunisia, Togo and Djibouti.The group’s winners and two best second placed teams would join hosts Gabon for the finals.According to CAF’s fixture, the qualifying starts on the weekend of June 12-14, 2015; and Liberia is expected to play away in her debut derby in Lome, Togo against the Sparrow Hawks, dubbed the Les Eperviers.The Lone Star, between the weekends of September 4-6, will play host to the Carthage Eagles, dubbed Les Aigles de Carthage in her second match. The game would be played in Monrovia if the country is declared free of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) before the match-day but on the contrary, there would a neutral ground.On the weekend of March 23-26, 2016, the Lone Star would play her second away game in Djibouti City against the Djibouti national football team, nicknamed the Riverains de la Mer Rouge – Shore-men of the Red Sea.The Shore-men of the Red Sea are expected to play their return leg on the weekend of March 26-29, 2016 in Monrovia (if Liberia is free of the Ebola virus) – which would mark Liberia’s fourth game in the 2017 Afcon qualifiers.Liberia would also play host to the Sparrow Hawks of Togo on the weekend of June 3-5, 2016 and play her last game away in Tunis against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on the weekend of September 2-4, 2016.However, statistics show that two of the three members of Liberia’s Group have better record over Lone Star.Overall data between Liberia and Togo indicates the two countries have met 15 times – eight in Monrovia and seven in Lome.At home, Liberia whipped Togo four times, lost two and drew three, but have a very bad traveling record – losing six games and drawing one.Liberia’s recent win (1-0) against Togo was on the 6th of September 1994 and Togo’s most recent win was at Tunis, 3-0.Liberia’s statistics against Tunisia showed that both countries played eight games – Liberia won twice, lost four games and drew two.On June 20, 1999 in Monrovia, Liberia defeated Tunisia 2-0; two years later, in the last encounter Tunisia thrashed Liberia 7-2 in Tunis. Lone Star bowed in three of the games played away but drew one but won two of the home-games, lost one and drew one.Liberia has never played Djibouti.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_imgLETTERKENNY CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA & FRIENDSLove:live Music Ireland’s National Music DayBy Víctor YélamoTo celebrate Love: Live Music – National Music Day Ireland next Friday, April 8th, theLetterkenny Children’s Orchestra and the Regional Cultural Centrepresent a Classical Music Recital with music by Bach and Gluck andother compositions performed by the junior ensemble and friends. Founded in 2009, the Children’s Orchestra is an initiative of theSzabó-Yélamo String Duo. The Children’s Orchestra aims to complementthe weekly individual instrumental lessons and to motivate beginnersto work as a team, and also to develop social skills. The ensemblecomprises string players aged 7 to 13, students of OrsolyaSzabó-Yélamo, Lucia Spacirova, Brian Bergin and Víctor Yélamo – whoalso conducts the ensemble.The Children’s Orchestra trains and prepares string players for theDonegal Youth Orchestra; some of its members have already joined thelarger ensemble. They made their performance debut in February 2010 aspart of the Szabó-Yélamo Concert Series at RCC, with great feedbackfrom music teachers and the general public. They got nationalinvitations to participate in the Junior Orchestra Festival of theCoole School of Music (Gort, Galway).The group would like to thank Anne McHugh (principal) and all thecaretakers of Errigal College for allowing the Children’s Orchestra touse their premises for our Monday rehearsals.Letterkenny Children’s Orchestra and Friends is a great opportunity tocelebrate the future of Classical Music in Donegal. At the same timewe celebrate the children of today who will entertain and delightcoming generations; we also celebrate the National Music Day ofIreland through this free event, starting at 5.30pm at the Gallery ofthe Regional Cultural Centre. Letterkenny Children’s Orchestra and FriendsFriday 8th April, 5.30pm.Music by Bach, Gluck and othersRegional Cultural Centre, LetterkennyCo. DonegalAdmission is freeVenue: Regional Cultural CentreLocation: Cove Hill, Port Road Letterkenny, Co. DonegalTime: 17:30 – 18:10Tickets: freeOrganiser: Letterkenny Children’s OrchestraContact: Víctor YélamoLETTERKENNY CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA HOST RECITAL FOR NATIONAL MUSIC DAY was last modified: April 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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

The Man City v QPR quiz

first_imgManchester City and Rangers meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in a monumental match for both sides. Test your knowledge of the history between the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-26]Will QPR get a point at Man City? Click here to voteWhy the omens are so good for City against QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Precision Planting launched three new products

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Precision Planting, LLC announced the launch of three new products.The new products launched include the 20|20 monitor, which provides an advanced agronomic picture, allowing farmers to optimize planting, harvest and application decisions with a smart, intuitive interface that visualizes performance and field conditions in real time. The 20|20 monitor powers the most agronomic-advanced systems on the market that control population, down force, liquid application, multi-hybrid planting and higher-speed planting, all while sensing the furrow. The 20|20 monitor also helps collect the most spatially accurate yield data available and provides information for setting the planter to maximize ear count. This allows farmers to not only have the accurate data to make those crucial decisions but also gives them the equipment and powerful automation to make decisions during each pass through the field.The new SeederForce is the first step toward bringing Precision Planting technology into the air-seeder market. Compatible with John Deere 60- and 90-Series Air Seeders, SeederForce is an automated downforce control system that initially measures the amount of weight present on the gauge wheels of the row unit and compares that to the target set by the farmer on the 20|20 display. SeederForce then automatically changes the hydraulic pressure present on the rockshaft cylinder to increase or decrease the row unit down force to maintain the target weight set by the operator, resulting in a more consistent seeding depth and more uniform emergence of the crop.For switching between hybrids when crossing into different zones, the new mSet allows for two hybrids to be planted in the field using a single meter with a dual compartment hopper and a seed selector. The seed selector fills the vSet meter with a small pool of the hybrid being planted, and when it’s time to plant the other hybrid, it fills the meter with the second hybrid from the other section of the hopper. Transitions happen quickly thanks to a seed pool level sensor that tells the seed selector when more seed is needed. mSet is compatible with both seed tubes as well as SpeedTube for maximizing acres per hour and gaining profitability from multi-hybrid planting.last_img read more

Geocaching a geothermal geocache (GC25643)—Geocache of the Week

first_imgIceland’s Blue LagoonNo doubt if you plan to visit Iceland, you will probably plan to work a visit to the Blue Lagoon into your itinerary. With its otherworldly landscape, promoted benefits to your health, and mix of rugged rocks and modern architecture, it’s obvious to see why it’s the country’s top destination.You don’t need to enter the spa to log this EarthCache. But if you do, know that the waters are rich in minerals, and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The temperature in the bathing and swimming areas of the lagoon are warm to quite steamy-hot. The Blue Lagoon also operates a research and development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.No need to enter the spa to log this EarthCacheHow did this come to be? In 1976, a pool of wastewater formed near the geothermal power plant that had just been built. In 1981, people started bathing in it after its supposed healing powers were popularized. In 1992, the Blue Lagoon company was established, and the bathing facility was opened for the public.So no, the Blue Lagoon is not a natural phenomenon; it’s actually created by the runoff from the nearby geothermal plant. But it’s fascinating, nevertheless. Check out what some geocachers have to say about this geothermal geocache:EarthCache logging is tough businessDiabolic27Brilliant trip. Went in 54 yrs old and emerged a mere 21(again). Well worth a visit.Soapy JoeWell the sun actually came out today, for the first time during our trip. What an odd feeling to be bobbing away in warm water when the air temperature was 3 degrees! Made the sprint to the changing rooms even colder than normal! Thank for placing this cache at this iconic location. TFTC BeinhartWe had already visited a geothermal plant, so we knew what is done here. It is fascinating that a company uses the geothermal power, can sell electricity and hot water and that they can even make money from the “waste” (the used water) by building a bath, a hotel and by selling beauty products and other stuff under the name “Blue Lagoon”.Hot spot in the lagoon are near the steam ventsYup. It’s cold outside the spa!Now THAT’S a wet bar!Mud maskMud maskSoak it all inContinue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Location:IcelandN 63° 52.810 W 022° 26.976 EarthCacheGC25643by goldohulk SharePrint RelatedCome on in, the water’s fine. — Blue Lagoon (GC25643) — Geocache of the WeekApril 9, 2014In “Community”11 stunning EarthCaches and how to find themJune 17, 2015In “Geocaching Info”Geocaching country souvenir: MaltaDecember 7, 2017In “News” Difficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5last_img read more

Get a Handle on Google Apps with LTech’s Power Panel

first_imgsteven walling IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… LTech, an enterprise partner of Google, has released a new control panel for Google Apps to make managing the suite easier for IT. In addition to general cloud services LTech has a useful series of modules for enhancing Google Apps, such as a utility for backing up Google Docs. While Google has attempted to beef up its guides for Apps, LTech’s panel is a working solution for making large scale changes in an enterprise environment. The Problem of ScaleOne of the hallmarks of Google Apps is its simplicity for the business user. But end use simplicity and painless administration are two very different things. This goes double for enterprise-class deployments with thousands of users. Google doesn’t rely as heavily on a partner ecosystem as Microsoft and IBM do. But LTech has still been successful with providing services and tools for augmenting Apps. Thus far they’ve focused on secondary functions like importing and backups, but the Power Panel they released this week targets core functions in everyday management of Apps in the enterprise. Google is correct to pitch its cloud-based solution as easier to manage than traditional IT infrastructure. But a look at LTech’s control panel module makes it fairly obvious that enterprise-wide batch operations and user management could be a lot easier. Power to the (IT) PeopleEven simple additions, such as a Gmail widget with links to administration tools, show a lot of promise for speeding up common tasks. More substantial features in the panel include a framework for managing user permissions, mass group management, bulk importing and administration of shared contacts, extended field support for profiles, and global account management for jobs such as forcing password resets. The panel definitely puts more power in the hands of IT, but it’s the kind of flexibility that you want IT to have. As one example, LTech’s module lets administrators remotely update any user’s email settings, circumventing the need to talk users through the process or log in to their accounts. If you’ve got a small scale implementation of Apps, the power panel isn’t for you. The minimum purchasing requirements are 100 users at $3 per user. But for anyone wrangling an Apps instance with thousands of users, the LTech power panel might be just the thing.last_img read more

Choosing a Private Cloud Provider and Doing it All Wrong

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market There’s a right way to choose a cloud provider and there’s a wrong way. The right way is to do the research about your needs and requirements. The wrong way is to choose a provider by evaluating and comparing vendor offerings.John Treadway writes on CloudBzz that IT leaders he speaks with are taking the latter approach. They’re evaluating the vendors and not doing their own analysis.Instead, IT leaders should be going through a long list of questions before starting to evaluate vendors. His initial list gives a taste about how IT leaders should approach the task:What are the strategic objectives for my cloud program?How will my cloud be used?Who are my users and what are their expectations and requirements?How should/will a cloud model change my data center workflows, policies, processes and skills requirements?How will cloud users be given visibility into their usage, costs and possible chargebacks?How will cloud users be given visibility into operational issues such as server/zone/regional availability and performance?What is my approach to the service catalog? Is it prix fixe, a la carte, or more like value meals? Can users make their own catalogs?How will I handle policy around identity, access control, user permissions, etc?What are the operational tools that I will use for event management & correlation, performance management, service desk, configuration and change management, monitoring, logging, auditability, and more?What will my vCenter administrators do when they are no longer creating VMs for every request?What will the approvers in my process flows today do when the handling of 95% of all future requests are policy driven and automated?What levels of dynamism are required regarding elasticity, workload placement, data placement and QoS management across all stack layers?Beyond a VM, what other services will I expose to my users?How will I address each of the key components such as compute, networking, structured & object storage, virtualization, security, automation, self-service, lifecycle management, databases and more?What are the workloads I expect to see in my cloud, and what are the requirements for these workloads to run?Treadway says IT leaders are letting the tail wag the dog. We can see how that can be the case. It seems logical to do the research first. But this may not be about the right choice as much as it is about the economical one for the business. That’s a problem. Vendors will offer all sorts of incentives to get your business. That can lead to trade offs that can really hurt down the road. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williamscenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#news last_img read more

Vibes rocks out and shakes wearables world all night long

first_imgFollow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Tags:#featured#guitar#Internet of Things#IoT#music#top#Vibes For those struggling to learn the guitar, a new wearable startup, Vibes, may have just the way to help you out. Based in the UK, Vibes has been working on an ear training technology that is powered through a wearable forearm strap.  See Also: How to use machine learning in today’s enterprise environmentWhat Vibes has to offer is a change in the way you approach learning how to play. One of the early steps in learning guitar is getting your fingers in the right places on the fretboard, which requires constant practice.  But as you progress, understanding chords, scales and musical intervals by ear is the next big step. This is the area where Vibes wants to step in and help. After studying the neuroscience involved in music instruction, Philip Spivey, founder of Vibes, decided to develop a gadget that focuses on the association, rather than repetition.Still a work in progressTo assist with this process of ear training, one can use a mobile app that plays audible notes. Next, through a Bluetooth connection, the app triggers an accompanying wearable to offer a specific tactile stimulus on the inner arm.“This association, with a small degree of repetition, will help your brain in the future to recognize the same intervals or chords when you hear them in your favorite song, or in your head when you are improvising,” Spivey explains.The project is still in the development stages by Vibes, so further study is needed before knowing if this can actually help the guitar learning process. Amanda Razanicenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Military Families Getting United Through Reading

first_img Reading Room on base with United Through Reading Return to article. Long DescriptionUS Air Force [Reading Room creates bedtime stories for children back home by Capt. Phillip Cortez, July 18, 2016, CC0]One of the most challenging parts of school for many kids is learning how to read. And with the school year getting back into full swing, many children are facing these educational challenges for the first time.For military families, it can be even more of an obstacle. Military families that are operating with one parent, or for other family members filling in for a deployed parent, this process can be more challenging. Deployment brings about more long term separations for military parents and their children. So what are some ways that parents away on military deployment can spend quality time with their kids that also bolster their education?One such resource is called the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Digital Library featured in this article from Military One Source. This library provides eBooks and audio books on various topics and includes online resources for kids, teens, and adults. This online library is a great resource and a one stop shop for military service members and their families. It is also 100% free for military families.Another great resource to promote family quality time and education is United Through Reading. With United Through Reading, military families can still read together even when they are apart. This is great for kids learning to read, struggling with reading, or really just like to read. Parents can record themselves reading a book, then send the recording home. At home, the children can play the video and the non-deployed parent records the child’s reaction. For older kids and teens, they can make their own read-aloud video to send back to a deployed Mom or Dad.United Through Reading has nearly 200 recording stations around the world that deployed military service members can utilize and send videos to their loved ones at home. A great How-To for getting started with United Through Reading is in this article from There is also a video included to learn more.No matter the obstacle or distance, great organizations and resources like these are doing great things for military families and ways to help keep them (2019). 5 Steps to Get United Through Reading. Retrieved from: One Source. (2019). Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Digital Library. Retrieved from: Through Reading. (2019). Together, We Unite Military Families Facing Physical Separation by Facilitating the Bonding Experience of Reading Aloud. Retrieved from: post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about us at, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page. By: Jason Jowers, M.S. MFTlast_img read more