first_imgIn his words, he said:“Huge, huge but the good thing about it is over the last two matches especially or rather the games against Cameroon, we did a lot better than we expected so we hope that, that mentality follows through. And then we got the result we wanted against them so I’m confident we can get the result we want against Zambia.”The Lagos State Governor aide also spoke about the recent hot topic of Nigerian-born players born and bred abroad. He said it shouldn’t be a do or die affair for Nigerian kids born and bred abroad to be invited into the National team explaining that we’ve got great talents been trained here. But he went further to say if a person of exceptional talent wants to play for Nigeria then he should be allowed to play but if he doesn’t want to play then so be it and the matter shouldn’t be forced.Deji Tinubu, while speaking on the matter, said:“We are raising ours here. If the person in question is of unbelievable talent then why not but it shouldn’t be a do or die affair and if he really wants to play for the country let him play for the country let’s not force it and if he doesn’t want to play for the country so be it we’ve got enough talent here.” RelatedAUDIO: We Can’t Afford To Lose To Nigeria – Cameroon Coach, Hugo BroosAugust 31, 2017In “Africa”Centre Referee For Huge Nigeria, Zambia World Cup Qualifying Clash RevealedSeptember 28, 2017In “Africa”AUDIO: Zambia Will Be More Difficult Than Cameroon-Genort RohrOctober 3, 2017In “National Team” Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu, has termed the crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash with Zambia on Saturday as a huge game for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Deji Tinubu, a former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive committee member, made this known in an interview with He also pointed out that the team did better than expected in their last two games against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and hope that the players would carry on that mentality into the clash against the Chipolopolo of Zambia.center_img Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

first_imgInternational Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) from Cologne published today the ranking list of the best world football clubs, for the period from the 1st December 2011 till 30th November 2012.The only Bosnian football club on this list is FK ” Sarajevo”. The football club from Koševo shares the 407th place with the African ”Tunis” and ”Unisport de Bafang”. The aforementioned clubs had the same number of 62, 2 points.The complete list of the world best football clubs is available via this link:

first_imgCorriere dello Sport headline is considered to be racist.Rome, Italy | AFP | Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling on Thursday slammed a renowned Italian sports daily as “dumb” and “insensitive” after it used “Black Friday” in a front page headline about them meeting for the first time in Serie A.Former Manchester United teammates Smalling and Lukaku face off at the San Siro on Friday as Inter Milan look to maintain top spot in Serie A, prompting the Rome-based Corriere dello Sport to publish a headline that has attracted widespread condemnation.“Instead of focusing on a battle between two teams.. Corriere dello Sport comes with the dumbest of headlines I have ever seen in my career,” Lukaku said in a message on Twitter.“You guys keep fuelling the negativity and the racism issue.”Lukaku and Smalling have both taken Serie A by storm since arriving in the summer, with the Belgian striker bagging 10 goals in 14 appearances for title hopefuls Inter and England international Smalling becoming an instant fan favourite in the Italian capital.“It is important that I acknowledge that what occurred this morning was wrong and highly insensitive,” wrote Smalling on Twitter.“I hope the editors involved in running this headline take responsibility and understand the power they possess through words, and the impact those words have.”Both Roma and AC Milan announced on Thursday evening that they would be banning the Corriere dello Sport until the end of 2019 over the headline.“Our players will not carry out any media activities with the newspaper during this period,” the two clubs said in a joint statement.They added that the ban was short because “the actual newspaper article associated with the ‘Black Friday’ headline did portray an anti-racist message”. The article praised the two players for taking “strong positions against racism and are the symbols of the two clubs”, but Roma tweeted “not a single soul” would think the headline a good idea.“The intention of the newspaper article was actually positive but this headline has totally overshadowed the anti-racist message contained within the story,” Roma’s chief strategy officer Paul Rogers told AFP.“Unfortunately, as we’ve seen on social media, more people will see that ill-judged headline on the front page than read the actual article and it creates new issues at a time when we are all trying to tackle the issue of racism in Italian football.”The headline cause uproar in a country where a number of black players have been targeted with racist abuse.Mario Balotelli was racially abused by Hellas Verona fans last month, while AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was also targeted by Verona supporters and Lukaku was himself abused at Cagliari, also serial offenders.Lukaku’s club Inter Milan said earlier: “football is passion, culture and brotherhood. We are and will always be against all forms of discrimination.”The Corriere dello Sport was unrepentant, saying the headline was “only the praise of difference, the pride of difference, the magnificent wealth of difference”.“White, black, yellow. Denying difference is the typical macroscopic stumbling block of anti-racism racism,” it said in an editorial.“An innocent headline… is transformed into poison by those who have poison inside.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgCoronavirus cases in Florida climbed by a record 1,698 in one day as deaths rose by 47 to 2,848, including 10 in Palm Beach County to 407, the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday morning.In Palm Beach County, cases went up 208 after 160 Wednesday,189 Tuesday and a record 258 one week ago Wednesday.On Wednesday, deaths in the state rose by 36 and in Palm Beach County by 10. Last Thursday the state rise was 41and 4 in the county. The state record is 83 on Tuesday, April 28. Twice, the increase was 72 — once in April and once last month. In Palm Beach County the record is 17 twice.Palm Beach County officials are “concerned” with the rise in cases. Palm Beach, along with Broward and Miami-Dade are not yet eligible for Phase Two of reopening.last_img

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday conducted a 13-hour narcotics eradication exercise at Tabatalli, Berbice River during which seven acres of cultivated marijuana was destroyed.The ganja being destroyed by fire on ThursdayThe five fields consisted of about 19,500 plants ranging from three inches to eight feet in height with an estimated weight of 9750 kilograms.Five camps, 300 kilograms of processed cannabis and an empty 12-gauge casing were also found. Police stated that the camps and cannabis were destroyed by fire. However, no arrest has been made.Some of the plants which were destroyedJust over one week ago, ranks of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) destroyed over 2000 cannabis plants among other items at Mille’s Hide Out, Upper Demerara River.It was reported that ranks, acting on intelligence, went to the location, where they discovered two acres of marijuana under cultivation – about 2000 cannabis plants measuring three to eight feet in height and estimated to weigh about 500 kilograms.A quantity of dried marijuana found during the raidIn addition, a nursery with about 200 plants along with two makeshift camps with four hammocks, two mattresses, and a quantity of kitchen utensils were found.The Police stated that about two miles away from the initial location, another three acres of marijuana with about 3500 cannabis plants measuring two to six feet in height and weighing an estimated 775kg were found. A nursery with about 500 plants was also discovered.last_img read more

first_imgBREAKING: #CPFC are delighted to announce the signing of striker Emmanuel Adebayor.— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) January 26, 2016 1 Emmanuel Adebayor has completed his move to Crystal Palace, the club confirmed on Tuesday.Adebayor has signed on a five-month deal until the end of the season as Alan Pardew looks to solve his goalscoring problems.The Togo international was a free agent following his release from his Tottenham contract in September. Emmanuel Adebayor The move comes after striker Connor Wickham faces a three-game ban for an elbow on Jan Vertonghen on the weekend.Palace have faded following their bright start to the season and have failed to win any of the last six Premier League games.The Eagles’ forwards have been short of firepower this season with midfielder Yohan Cabaye the club’s top scorer with five goals.last_img read more

first_imgRay Maota The Treverton College post-matricsused non-motorised forms of transportduring their expedition. The post-matrics cycled, canoed andhiked to follow the course of the LesothoHighlands Water Transfer Scheme fromits source in Lesotho right through tothe Vaal Dam.(Images: Treverton College)MEDIA CONTACTS• Athol DaviesTreverton College: Director of post-matrics+27 33 263 1927In early October a group of post-matric students from Treverton College spent eight days combining adventure with environmental activism by hiking, cycling and kayaking along the route of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, stopping along the way to educate rural schools about water conservation.The Clover Lesotho Water Wise Expedition, which ran from 10 to 17 October, began with the students paddling the Katse Dam in Lesotho, then cycling and hiking through Lesotho along the Katse water pipeline into South Africa, where they followed the course of rivers to finally end at the Vaal Dam.The expedition was made up of 14 post-matrics – eight men and six women – as well as two teachers and a support team. Treverton’s post-matric programme provides 11 months of adventure and life-skills training for its students, known as “posties”, in the year between the end of school and the first year of university.“This is the best experience of my entire life,” said Ross Marshall, one of the posties on the expedition. “It felt so surreal when we got to the Vaal Dam.”“Although my peers will be a year ahead of me when I get to varsity next year, I will have had more life-changing experiences than them and I’ll be better equipped to handle whatever life throws at me,” said Marshall. Marshall already has experience handling what is thrown at him: his name is in the Guinness Book of Records as part of a team that played basketball non-stop for 82 hours – that’s three-and-a-half days.Along the Lesotho route the students met with communities, teachers and school children, the people who are directly reliant on the river, to discuss and share ideas about water issues. The thinking was that these communities have the most influence on Lesotho’s water systems, and are the most affected by bad water management.This is Treverton’s third environmental expedition, after the 2009 Tugela Water Wise Expedition and a climate change-focused outing in 2010. The posties organised the trip themselves, with the director of the post-matric programme, Athol Davies. They also developed water-awareness activities and games to share at the primary schools they visited along the way.“The post-matric course is a life changing course which includes adventure activities, learning for life components and preparation for career entry,” said Davies. “This allows students to mature, develop and learn essential skills.”An adventure in conservationThe eight-day journey began at Ha Lejone, a village on the banks of the Katse Dam, a key component of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and the second-largest dam in Africa. From there the students hiked and cycled across Lesotho, following the project’s water pipeline, until they crossed into South Africa at Joel’s Drift. Where the pipeline ended at the town of Clarens they again took to their kayaks, paddling and cycling the As and Wilge Rivers all the way to the Vaal Dam.The trip was physically demanding, with the students facing long days of strenuous exercise, almost impassable mountain roads in Lesotho and daunting white-water rapids in South Africa. On one day alone they cycled for 90 kilometres before paddling a further 28.A total of four schools were visited in Lesotho, and two in Treverton’s home province of KwaZulu-Natal before the trip began, where the posties got to use their specially developed water conservation education material.“Clean water is a rare and precious commodity in South Africa which many people take for granted,” said Mikey O’Connor, one of the post-matrics. “We believe that awareness of our expedition could, in the long term, greatly benefit those living near the river by promoting the conservation of water in South Africa.“The main objective was to provide children of the rural schools with a fun learning experience about the environment and water usage in their area. Our intention was to encourage them to take what they have learned and put it into action so that they can do their part in saving water and the environment.”Water and powerThe Lesotho Highlands Water Project is massive water and hydroelectricity supply project between Lesotho and South Africa. It provides a substantial amount of water to South Africa’s highly industrialised Gauteng province, as well as almost 100% of Lesotho’s power supply.The highest country in the world, Lesotho is both very mountainous and very poor, and so faces huge problems with the development of infrastructure. The water project has allowed vast improvement in this infrastructure, particularly the construction of roads, leading to better communication, accessibility and economic activity.last_img read more

first_img“What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0?” is a question on Quora that is getting pretty hot. But the debate exploded in November during Enteprise 2.0 Santa Clara. And the roots of the debate are a bit older than that, going back to the Dachis Group’s definition of “Social Business Design,” which stands in contrast to Anderw McAfee’s definiton of Enterprise 2.0.Some have framed the debate as essentially people (social business) vs. technology (enterprise 2.0). I don’t think that’s really what the debate is about. I think it’s mostly about differing factions of analysts and consultants wanting to control the debate.Sameer Patel of the Sovos Group wrote on Quora:To say that social business is process and engagement and E2.0 is technology cannot really be backed up beyond personal preference for nomenclature. If you look back at some of the best and deepest thinking around how to drive business performance and how to improve process, (as opposed to technology) its in fact written under the enterprise 2.0 moniker by the likes of Mike Gotta, Bertrand Dupperin, Gil Yehuda, Emanuele Quintarelli, Oscar Berg and until recently, Susan Scrupski and Dion Hinchcliffe (do a google blog search). All well respected people in the space.But on the subject of people vs. technology, here’s Mark Fidelman, executive vice president of sales at MindTouch:The fact is that technology and people have a symbiotic relationship. Meaning, as Peter Drucker espoused, “Neither technology or people determines the other, but each shapes the other.” Exactly.Fidelman, for the record, prefers “social business design.”So which term do I prefer? I don’t care for the term “social business” for two reasons:1. It excludes public and non-profit organizations. Government agencies, charities etc. should be social too.2. I believe the next-generation enterprise should be about more than just social. In his post “Beyond Social: Read/Write in The Era of Internet of Things,” ReadWriteWeb founder and co-editor Richard MacManus points to the explosion of non-human data on the web. I believe this is important. Mobility, cloud computing, analytics and big data are important technologies that aren’t inherently social. Then there’s unified communications, which of course has a social aspect but is hard to lump in with the rest of the typical enterprise social media tools.I’ve experimented a bit with using the term “social enterprise.” That avoids excluding public and non-profit organizations, but it’s still social-only. And, as we were reminded today, has another meaning: businesses with a social mission.Enterprise 2.0 smacks of silly buzzwordism, and as defined by McAfee it excludes non-social technologies. However, it feels like a less narrow and more flexible term.Of course, I’d like it if we all just called it “read/write enterprise.”Which term do you prefer?Photo by Bruce Turner Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Trends Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

first_imgParis: The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer’s finals.Austria also made it through to the multi-host tournament, which kicks off in Rome on June 12, with 16 sides now ensured of a spot at the 24-team event and only four places remaining from the main qualifying route. They join other big names such like world champions France, Spain, Italy and England, with European champions Portugal one win away from qualification.Ronald Koeman’s resurgent Dutch needed a point to qualify for their first major tournament since coming third at the 2014 World Cup and got what they needed in a scrappy goalless draw with Northern Ireland in Belfast.”It means a lot for us as players. Hopefully it means so much to the Dutch people,” Liverpool defender Van Dijk said.However they were far from the flamboyant outfit that has so often thrilled in Group C, and survived a huge scare when Steven Davis smashed a first-half penalty high over the bar.The Dutch dominated possession and stopped the hosts from having a single shot on target but failed to create much themselves.Davis’ spot-kick blunder left Michael O’Neill’s side third and hoping for a way into the tournament via the playoffs.GERMANY JOIN THE DUTCHThe draw allowed fierce rivals Germany to move top in the group as Toni Kroos hit a brace in a simple 4-0 win over Belarus in Moenchengladbach which saw them qualify for the Euros for the 13th time in a row.A deft back-heeled goal from defender Matthias Ginter just before the break and impressive finishing by Leon Goretzka and Kroos gave the Germans a comfortable three-goal lead early in the second half.Captain Manuel Neuer produced a superb save to keep out Belarus striker Igor Stasevich’s penalty before Kroos dribbled through the defence to claim his second goal seven minutes from time and make sure of a routine win.”Overall we did well, but at the moment I don’t include us among the favourites for the European title,” said Kroos, echoing coach Joachim Loew’s comments from earlier in the week.A win over Northern Ireland in Frankfurt on Tuesday will guarantee Loew’s new-look side first place.Croatia survived a scare to secure their place in the Euros after coming from behind beat Slovakia 3-1 in Rijeka.The World Cup runners up needed just a point to ensure qualification from Group E but Robert Bozenik stunned the home crowd when he tapped the away side ahead in the 32nd minute.However it was one-way traffic in the second half and Croatia’s qualification was never in doubt once Nikola Vlasic drilled home the leveller.Bruno Petkovic headed the hosts in front and Ivan Perisic sealed the three points with a thumping finish with 16 minutes left.”We were trying to stay calm in the dressing room at half-time, we were sure that our quality would prevail. We kept attacking, creating chances, and the goals came,” said Petkovic.WALES WITH FIGHTING CHANCEThat win gives Wales a fighting chance of qualifying after their 2-0 victory over Azerbaijan earlier on Saturday.Ryan Giggs’ side stay third thanks to first-half headed goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson and Slovakia losing against the Croats.They are just one point behind second-placed Hungary, who travel to Cardiff on the final day for a winner-takes-all clash.”It’s massive for us to get the three points and now we go again Tuesday,” said Moore. “We came here for the three points and we got them — now it’s all guns blazing towards Tuesday.”Austria booked their place with a 2-1 win over North Macedonia that kept third-placed Slovenia at bay despite their 1-0 triumph over Latvia.They are second in Group G behind Poland, who had already qualified going into this round of games but maintained a three-point lead at the top of the group thanks to a 2-1 win at Israel.In Saint Petersburg, the Hazard brothers made short work of Russia as already-qualified Belgium maintained their 100 percent record with a 4-1 win that secured them top spot in Group I.Eden and Thorgan Hazard put Roberto Martinez’s side three goals ahead at the break before in-form Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku crashed home the fourth in the 72nd minute to make absolutely sure of the result. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. croatiaEuro 2020 Qualifiersfootballgermany First Published: November 17, 2019, 1:43 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgIn this edition, read about TFSA’s State Executive Council changes, the upcoming 2011 Colley Reserve as well as the South Australia Heat teams that will compete at the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League. To view, please click on the attachment below. Related Filestfsa_newsletter_february_2011-pdflast_img