Hearts of Oak part ways with Joe Addo

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak wishes to confirm the departure of Joe Addo after a restructuring exercise.The club’s Chief Scout has left his position by mutual consent.He was initially appointed as the Corporate Affairs and Marketing Manager of the club in November, 2014 before he was re-assigned as the Chief Scout.But after an internal restructuring exercise, the former Hearts player has left the club.The club thanks Joe Addo for his service and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.  – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


43rd Annual Ohio Dorset Sale March 15 and 16

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Plans for the 43rd annual Ohio Dorset Sale have been set for March 15 and 16 at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio. Billed as “the first, the biggest, the best” Dorset sale, it will feature both Horned and Polled Dorsets. Dorsets from South Dakota to Connecticut have been entered.Established in 1977, the Ohio Dorset Sale has been a barometer used to gauge how the registered sheep industry is doing in the New Year. Entered in the sale are 100 head of Polled Dorsets and 30 head of Horned Dorsets.“The nation’s finest Dorset genetics from ten different states have been consigned to this year’s sale,” said Greg Deakin, sale manager. “The sale’s history is rich, dating back to 1977. More national breed champion rams and ewes have sold through the Ohio Dorset Sale than any other sale.”Both Horned and Polled Dorset rams and ewes will be offered consisting of classes for yearlings, fall and winter lambs. Serving as judge is Alex Wolf from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and sale auctioneers are Gary Saylor and Danny Westlake, both from Ohio. The Ohio Dorset Association is sponsoring the sale and consignment viewing may be seen at www.bannersheepmagazine.com.Sale questions may be directed to sale manager Greg Deakin, 309-785-5058.last_img read more


Multimedia Presentations in Your Pocket: Brainshark Launches Mobile Streaming

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … frederic lardinois Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Multimedia presentation company Brainshark just launched a new feature that lets the company’s users stream their multimedia presentations to mobile devices, including Blackberry, iOS devices, Android phones and the Palm Pre. The company, which allows its users to create narrated versions of their PowerPoint presentations and mix these with additional video and audio content, now offers live streams of these presentations that are compatible with the major mobile platforms. Mobile streaming is available for users of Brainshark’s free myBrainshark service, as well as Brainshark’s enterprise customers.Making Multimedia Presentations MobileThe company’s back-end systems will simply encode the presentation in the appropriate format for the device. Sadly, though, Brainshark does not offer a mobile version of its site. As the company’s product director David Klein and vice president and general manager Andy Zimmerman told us when we talked to them about this update last week, Brainshark assumes that most of these presentations will be passed around by email, so a dedicated mobile site is not high on the company’s list of priorities. This seems like a missed opportunity to us. A mobile site would allow users to easily navigate related content on the service – whether it is internal training material at one of the company’s Fortune 500 clients or guiding users of the free service to interesting presentations. It’s worth noting that other presentation-sharing companies like SlideShare also offer mobile versions of their services. With its focus on narrated content and integrated video, Brainshark is able to add an additional dimension to presentations that most other services can’t offer. Also New: myBrainshark ProEarlier this year, Brainshark also launched a pro version of its service, which takes its place between the company’s free offerings and services for its enterprise clients. MyBrainshark Pro allows users to add password protection to their presentations and create a lead-generation guestbook. This service, which costs $9.99 per presentation, also includes additional reporting features and personalized URLs.Coming Soon: myBrainshark Pro TrainerAccording to Klein, one of the largest markets for the company’s professional product is the professional training business. Next month, Brainshark plans to offer a product that is specifically geared towards this market. Brainshark’s “Trainer” product will allow users to create test questions and scoring, as well as integration with learning management systems and the ability to merge content from multiple presentations. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more


Shujaat Bukhari remembered on first death anniversary

first_imgShujaat Bukhari killed in second attempt within 24 hours  “All his life my father was working for and raising awareness on the situation of Kashmir. He didn’t treat journalism as his job but adopted it as his lifestyle,” said Mr. Bukhari’s 16-year-old son, Tamheed Bukhari. Political leaders and members of civil society in Srinagar paid tributes to editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari on his first death anniversary on Friday. Dr. Tehmina Bukhari, wife of Bukhari, was joined by senior journalists, Siddharth Varadarajan of The Wire and Saeed Naqvi, to release a book — Kashmir’s Thin Red Lines — a compilation of the veteran journalist’s articles. Also Readlast_img read more


Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief It may be the start of a new season, but the usual suspects still emerged as the favorites this year.Defending champion La Salle was the unanimous choice by UAAP coaches as the team to beat.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80973 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven the favorites admit that last year’s contenders are still primed for huge runs in this campaign, but also said other teams that can pull off surprises.“NU should also be there because of coach Jamike. We also haven’t won against UP this season, so we’re in danger against coach Bo,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo.“I think that UP shouldn’t be a dark horses now, but rather, they’re one of the contenders also. NU, I think, is also now the dark horse of the league,” shared Ateneo deputy Sandy Arespacochaga.But for the other coaches, they believe that it’s a pretty even competition this year in the UAAP that no teams can be considered as a pushover.“All teams are competitive, they all have equal chances,” said UST coach Boy Sablan.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games But the Green Archers are not alone in that discussion, with the bench tacticians also put last year’s runner-up Ateneo and semifinalist Far Eastern University are in the discussion as well together with Adamson.“Like last year, [the teams to beat are] still the top four from last year,” said National University coach Jamike Jarin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Of course, the top four teams last season will still be there,” added University of the East mentor Derrick Pumaren.“The ones who were in the championship last year are still it. La Salle and Ateneo are there, FEU is still there. They’re the usual suspects. It’s always them because they have the program year in and year out and they’re always in the pipeline,” said University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol. Read Next La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s very competitive this year, a well-balanced field. All of the teams we saw in the Filoil were strong, so you can’t say that only a handful of teams are contenders because we expect everyone to give it their all this year,” said new FEU coach Olsen Racela.last_img read more


10 months agoGuardiola admits Man City must take ‘big opportunity’ against Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Guardiola admits Man City must take ‘big opportunity’ against Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City have a big opportunity to chase down Liverpool with a victory on Thursday night.A victory will see City reduce the gap to the league leaders to four points.And Guardiola knows all three points will go a long way to keeping their title hopes alive.”I have the feeling it is a big opportunity for us to reduce the gap but our focus is the same,” Guardiola added. “Everybody asks what we are going to do if we lose, but we are going to try to make our game and to win it.”At the moment Liverpool are the best team in Europe for the way they play and control the details in their game. It’s a good challenge for us.” last_img read more


David Beckham Honored With Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award At UNICEF Ball

first_imgHundreds of Los Angeles notables came together this week to celebrate UNICEF’s work for children at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel.David Beckham speaks onstage during the Sixth Biennial UNICEF BallCredit/Copyright: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for U.S. Fund for UNICEFUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias were honored for their extraordinary commitment to put children first. Under the leadership of Southern California Regional Board Chair, Ghada Irani, the black-tie gala raised over $2.5 million for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs for children. The evening featured a live performance by multi-Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey and was emceed by UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon. The majority of the proceeds from the live auction will benefit 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund – an initiative launched by David Beckham as a personal commitment to help the children around the world who need it most.Presented by Louis Vuitton, the UNICEF Ball marked the launch of LOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF, a global partnership between the humanitarian organization for children and the luxury fashion house to help support children affected by conflict, disease, natural disasters, and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.UNICEF Ambassadors Alyssa Milano and Selena Gomez, UNICEF Supporters Heidi Klum, Laura Marano and Jesse Metcalfe, Camilla Belle, Kim Chandler, Brooke Burke-Charvet, David Charvet, David Foster, Don Johnson, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Rodriguez, Patrick Demarchelier, Doona Bae, Xavier Dolan, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Carina Lau, Tao Okamoto, Cara Santana and Léa Seydoux were in attendance.Gala attendees shared their promise to help support the world’s children with a pinky promise in a photo studio hosted by Louis Vuitton and shot by renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier. The photos have been shared globally on social media, using #MAKEAPROMISE to encourage people to join Louis Vuitton in its support for UNICEF’s work for children.David Beckham was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award for his tireless work to save and improve the lives of children around the world. In addition to serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005 and launching 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, Beckham urged world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 to put the most disadvantaged children at the center of all decisions and investments in the new 15-year development agenda. He also supported UNICEF’s fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 and efforts to aid children affected by the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Beckham has traveled extensively with UNICEF to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa and Sierra Leone to help raise funds and awareness for UNICEF programs providing child protection, health and emergency relief for vulnerable children.“We live in a world where children are still dying of preventable diseases, or being subjected to abuse and violence,” said David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. “I have four children of my own and I will not stop supporting UNICEF until I know that all children are safe, healthy and have a bright future ahead of them.”President of the University of Southern California C. L. Max Nikias was honored with the Spirit of Compassion Award for his work shaping the minds of a generation of students to be philanthropic, globally minded, and informed of the issues that are affecting the world’s children. A lifelong champion of education, Nikias has expanded USC’s youth outreach programs including its flagship Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a six-year college preparation program, broadened the university’s international presence and the diversity of the student body, and implemented a number of initiatives that promote global citizenship. He encourages student giving and volunteering through a wide spectrum of university service programs that address issues like hunger, homelessness and youth literacy.“I am humbled to receive this award from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and to support an organization that works tirelessly to save and protect children around the world,” said Nikias. “I believe education is the greatest equalizer, and our faculty, staff, and students all take part in volunteer outreach programs that make a tremendous difference in children’s lives, here at home and around the world. I am extremely proud of our achievements in this area, and accept this award on behalf of the entire USC community.”“The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is pleased to recognize USC President Dr. C. L. Max Nikias, who has dedicated his life’s work to helping students realize their potential, and long-time UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and true champion for children, David Beckham, for their extraordinary dedication to saving and improving the lives of children,” said Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “Our honorees tonight have really taken to heart our mission to put children first, bringing us closer to the day when every child can thrive and fulfill their dreams.”At the event, a tribute video featuring Matt Damon was played to commemorate the life of the late producer and philanthropist Jerry Weintraub, a passionate advocate for children who was a Special Advisor to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and a recipient of UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award in 2009.Tamar and Bob Manoukian were the lead benefactors for the event. Wallis Annenberg, Rachelle and Tom Barrack, Robert Day, Ghada and Ray Irani, Tamar and Bob Manoukian, William McMorrow, Lori and Michael Milken, and Alia and Ronald Tut­­­or co-chaired the event.Since its debut in 2005, the UNICEF Ball has raised more than $7 million to help UNICEF provide children in need with health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. For more information about the 2016 UNICEF Ball, visit www.unicefball.org.last_img read more


Oil NAFTA trade talk optimism help boost loonie and Toronto market

first_imgTORONTO – Rising oil prices and optimism on NAFTA trade talks helped push the dollar and Canada’s main stock index higher Wednesday while U.S. markets ended slightly down after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates.The Canadian dollar climbed 0.70 of a US cent to close at 77.17 cents US after encouraging news on both commodities and trade, said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc.On trade talks, the U.S. confirmed Wednesday that there has been a breakthrough on sticking points in the auto sector, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he believes there will be an agreement in short order on a renewed North American free trade deal.The progress is relieving some of the downward pressure on the loonie since U.S. President Donald Trump rattled trade relations by imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on all countries outside Canada and Mexico, said Pashootan.“We’ve seen the Canadian dollar weaken off of the assumptions that NAFTA might completely unravel… but the worst case scenario is starting to look like it might not come to fruition, and then the outcome might be a little bit better than the worst case that was priced in. So we’re seeing the dollar also strengthen off of that, but again it’s still unclear where NAFTA goes, and that’s the wild card.”Continued geopolitical uncertainty has been helping prop up oil prices in the meantime, with the May crude contract up US$1.63 to close at US$65.17 per barrel Wednesday, said Pashootan.He said the rise in oil prices, as well as commodities in general, have helped boost the loonie but that stumbles on trade talks could set it back.“It’s meaningful that we’re seeing oil prices up and the loonie rally, but I wouldn’t hold my breath here or get comfortable with the Canadian dollar at these levels, because all bets are off the table if NAFTA unravels.”Oil price-fuelled gains in energy stocks helped push the S&P/TSX composite index up 58.92 points to close at 15,675.28, including Encana Corp up 7.52 per cent to $15.73.The U.S. market had already priced in the expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve, leaving investors to try and decipher from comments Wednesday whether there will be the guided three rate hikes or four this year, said Pashootan.He said the markets oscillated today as investors balanced concerns about rising interest rates that could tamper stock prices and optimism on economic growth that would help boost profits.“You’re seeing evidence of that play out in the tug of war that’s taking place on the S&P 500 in terms of it going green to red and red to green.”In the end the S&P 500 index was down 5.01 points to 2,711.93 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 19.01 points to 7,345.29. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 44.96 points to 24,682.31.The April natural gas contract ended down four cents to US$2.64 per mmBTU. The April gold contract closed up US$9.60 to US$1,321.50 an ounce and the May copper contract ended up two cents to US$3.06 a pound.last_img read more


CIBC CEO expects flat to lowsingle digit mortgage growth this year

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:CM, TSX:TD, TSX:BNS)The Canadian Press TORONTO — The chief executive of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says he expects overall mortgage growth in the country to be flat or in the low-single digits for the “foreseeable future.”Victor Dodig says the potential for mortgage growth to turn negative will hinge on whether the Canadian housing market takes a negative turn, driven by other macroeconomic factors.The CIBC chief’s comments at the RBC Capital Markets Banking CEO conference today come after the Canadian Real Estate Association said national home sales are projected to fall to a near-decade low this year.CREA last month said rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to weigh on homebuyer sentiment.Toronto-Dominion Bank chief executive Bharat Masrani told the conference today that he expects mortgage growth in the mid-single digits for 2019.Scotiabank’s CEO Brian Porter says that mortgage activity in the first couple months has been “quite strong,” but it remains to be seen what will happen during the crucial spring real estate season.last_img read more