Awal :I’II perfectly replace John Boye

first_imgSouth Africa-based Mohammed Awal believes he is ready to fill in as a reliable defender for his injured colleague John Boye for the Black Stars crucial World Cup playoff against Egypt.Ghana’s defence stands depleted going into the crunch first leg match of the playoff tie against the record African Cup winners on 15 October in Kumasi.Head coach Kwesi Appiah must manage without three key central defenders against the Pharaohs.Isaac Vorsah has been sidelined by a long term knee injury while John Boye is also out as he prepares for surgery on a troublesome pubic injury.Jonathan Mensah has also had to withdraw from the October 15 clash due to a thigh injury while in action for his French club Evian TG.This means Ghana will present a new set of defenders in the expected high-tension game in Kumasi. But Awal who plays for South African club Maritzburg United says he is ready to become a successful back up plan for Appiah.“I am always waiting for the opportunity to play so if I am given the opportunity I will display myself for Ghanaians to see,” he said.“If someone is not there, somebody else can come and play and I believe I am ready to help the nation.”Awal will be competing with Rashid Sumaila, Jerry Akaminko and Edwin Gyimah for a place in Ghana’s defence against Egypt on October 15.Ghana want to record a resounding victory over Egypt to reduce the return encounter a month later to a mere formality.last_img read more

Renard calls for local coaches

first_imgIvory Coast coach Herve Renard has called on the Confederation of African Football to implement an “African-only” rule for coaches at the Africa Cup of Nations. Three African coaches were in charge at this year’s Equatorial Guinea showpiece, namely Honour Janza of Zambia , Shakes Mashaba of South Africa and Florent Ibenge of Democratic Republic of Congo. The only one of those three to make a splash at AFCON 2015 was Ibenge, whose Leopards side claimed bronze after a penalty shoot-out victory over the host nation following a goalless draw at the end of 120 minutes. Meanwhile, 13 coaches at the tournament were all European, a fact that irks many within the game, especially Herve Renard, despite the tactician himself being French. The coach, who led the Elephants to the AFCON title following victory over Ghana in Sunday’s final, explained how he would change the trend of European coaches in Africa, saying that forcing federation hands may be the only answer. “For the national team of any country, there should be coaches from that country,” said the former Zambia coach.  “This is my opinion. Now I am working against myself by saying that because I have worked in a lot of different countries – but I think it would be good. “It would be great to introduce this rule. Are African coaches capable? I simply say, look at the Cup of Nations record of (Egypt’s Hassan) Shehata and (Nigeria’s Stephen) Keshi. That tells you all you need to know.” Renard has also urged Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba to consider one day taking over the national team reins, with the Chelsea forward having previously spoken of his desire to acquire UEFA coaching qualifications. “That would make others take up coaching too,” admitted Renard. “Drogba can make a big difference. The man is a monument.”last_img read more

Lacey Traffic: Marvin Road Overpass Gets Temporarily Reduced Lanes

first_imgFacebook349Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationTravelers who use the Marvin Road (State Route 510) overpass in Lacey are encouraged to plan ahead to help prevent delays when around-the-clock temporary changes begin as soon as the morning of Tuesday, August 20.Both directions of Marvin Road will be reduced to one through lane in each direction near I-5. The reduced lanes will be in place through mid-November. Lane reductions will return after the holiday season.The temporary changes allow crews to continue construction work that will turn the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.WSDOT needs help from drivers to keep traffic movingAllow extra time to travel through the work zone.Travel early in the morning or later in the evening.Consider rescheduling discretionary trips.Additional information about this project available at All users of this overpass are also encouraged to sign up for project updates and check for advance notification of ramp and lane closures.Featured photo credit: Chris Hamiltonlast_img read more

Kevin Pietersen on Steve Smith vs Virat Kohli: One is a ‘freakshow’ and the…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/GettyAdvertisement btkoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8ia5aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ce4xlWould you ever consider trying this?😱s16aCan your students do this? 🌚n8f0tRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although cricket has how faced a halt due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, one topic that has always been constant among the global fanbase of the sport is- the never ending rivalry between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, two of the greatest batsmen ever. The stalwarts of the two elite cricketing nations have often been pitted against each other by fans and pundits alike, from the performances and records to exchanging the ICC Test batting ranking top spot. Former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen also speaks up, and to him, the Aussie run machine ‘doesn’t even come close’ to the ‘freakshow’ skipper of Team India!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/GettyKevin Pietersen recently went onto a live session on Instagram along with former Zimbabwean cricketer Pommie Mbangwa. having a discussion on various topics on the gentleman’s game, the question of Kohli vs Smith eventually came up.Even though both batsmen have been revered as two of the greatest ever to grace the pitch, the choice was very easy for the former England international.Advertisement “Kohli is a freakshow, his record chasing winning games for India with the amount of pressure he lives under, Smith does not even come close to him,” Pietersen said in the live session.Even though Smith is currently leading the ICC Test batting rankings list with 911 ratings, 25 more than Kohli in the second spot, the Men in Blue captain’s milestone achieving victory and his expertise to pull his team out of a tight spot in a nail biting chase is why Pietersen chose him over the former Aussie skipper.Advertisement However, its not just Smith, Pietersen even considers Kohli to be above Tendulkar, arguably the greatest cricketer to ever exist, just on the sole reason of the 38 year old’s chasing records.“Again, Virat because of his chasing numbers,” Pietersen went on pitting Kohli versus the Little Master, “His chasing numbers are frightening, he averages more than 80 when it comes to chasing, he consistently wins games for India, he keeps on turning the numbers, and this matters to me as to how many games you win for your country.”Kohli already has a higher batting average in ODIs (59.34) than Tendulkar (44.83), even though their Test number are very similar, and the current no. 1 ODI batsman is slowly approaching Tendulkar’s astounding record of 100 centuries, with already having landed 70 tons across both formats.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli may not be allowed to train with Team India!Virat Kohli reveals who the best fielder in Team India is Advertisementlast_img read more

Logan Couture just had his best month in the NHL; Pete DeBoer has a theory why

first_imgSAN JOSE — Logan Couture couldn’t help but smile. After Erik Karlsson’s shot from inside the blue line was redirected by Barclay Goodrow, the puck bounced off Couture’s stick just above the crease and past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.“We were laughing,” Goodrow said of Couture’s goal, which came in the second period of Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Kings. “We had so many good shifts before that. Hitting the post, cross bar, we were creating a ton of chances and then a little fluky …last_img

A new option for temporary grain storage

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On-farm grain storage can be a key component of any farmer’s grain marketing plan, but what if you don’t have enough? There are now some options for grain storage that may be just what some farms need to leverage what they harvest this fall.On-Store is a new, fully aerated temporary grain storage system that is offered as a 20,000 or 50,000 bushel system.“The most important aspect of On-Store systems, with the widening basis and new for immediate storage, is that these can be up and operational in just one day,” said Scott Gladish, On-Store’s national sales director. “So, you’ve got all that additional storage in a small amount of time and added flexibility with harvest time logistics when there is no need to choose between sitting at the elevator or sitting in a combine.”The On-Store systems consist of a galvanized steel grain ring, grain vac unloading system ports and an aeration system that is equipped with a five or 10-horsepower fan.“Farmers are utilizing these units to hedge against the markets, which have not been friendly as of late,” Gladdish said. “The markets don’t care if farmers have issues or if their cost of production is higher than what corn pays, but if you are able to increase storage it can allow for better hedging against these lower markets.”Installations of these units are dealer supported and require very little preparation on the farm.“The farmer will need to get the ground level in a 60- or 90-foot ring, building a crown in the middle with a box blade, sloping it off 1% to 2% to the edge,” Gladdish said. “Then there is a very thick 40 mil floor moisture barrier on the floor to protect the corn.”More information can be found at and members of Ohio Corn and Wheat can pick up an exclusive 10% discount on all orders.last_img read more

Top 10 Trends in ECM

first_imgHere are 10 top trends in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space:Consolidation.  IBM/Filenet, Oracle/Stellent, Open Text/Hummingbird/Red Dot, EMC/Documentum/Captiva.  I’ve written about the consolidation trends here and here and here.Compliance.  Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, FDA CPR-21, SEC 17a-4, and risk compliance are examples of government regulations that are acting as drivers.  Records Management (RM) is a huge component for achieving compliance.  Other components include high-volume archiving, email management, and search.ECM as Infrastructure.  Oracle and Microsoft seek to add basic ECM capabilities in middleware.  EMC touts embedded ECM.Scalability and Centralization.  Centralized RM/Compliance that spans the entire organization.  Enterprise versus departmental solutions.Commoditization.  Out-of-the-box basic DM and Imaging capabilities.Software as a Service (SaaS).Collaboration.  Ad hoc workflow.  Repository-based Wikis and Blogs.Content Personalization.  Targeted content.  Tagging.  Personal archive vaults.Open Source.  Vendors like Alfresco.Repositories Exposed as Web Services / SOA.last_img read more

iOS 7: Is There Any Reason to Jailbreak Anymore?

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid adriana lee SBSettings (replaced by Control Center)Jailbreakers in need of easy access to key settings have long relied on SBSettings. A gesture summons SBSettings from the status bar. In iOS 7, Control Center offers nearly the same functionality. DeepEnd/3DBoard (replaced by new parallax effect)iOS 7’s new 3D parallax effect is a splashy visual that creates depth in an otherwise flattened new environment. Move the iPhone around in your hand, while keeping your eyes on the home screen, and you’ll see what looks like two different layers—one with the flat icons floating above a deeper-set wallpaper. DeepEnd did it first, and a new tweak called 3DBoard does something similar. But iOS 7 has effectively done away with the need for both now.Clockify (replaced by Clock app)iOS 7’s home screen clock icon now keeps real time. Granted, this may not be the most important feature, but plenty of people use and enjoy Clockify, and they now have one less reason to stick with their jailbreaks.UnlockFX (replaced by new lockscreen)The old lockscreen, which comes up upon waking the device, hasn’t changed significantly in six years. That’s what drives many jailbreakers to UnlockFX, a Cydia app that gives users a number of different unlocking animations that can swirl, fly left, and move in other ways. Now the new official lockscreen offers its own spin on things, letting users slide to unlock anywhere on the screen. Plus, it also includes full notifications and Control Center access, so if you’re yearning for a change, the new stock screen should fit the bill. Auto App Updater (replaced by App Store)Manually installing updates for apps may feel like a chore. Auto App Updater, however, made easy work of this, automatically handling the process when need be. No more need for that now, since iOS 7 gives the App Store autoupdate features. Tags:#Apple#iOS 7#jailbreaking Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes Multifl0w (replaced by multitasking)This one’s an oldie, but a goodie. Multifl0w offers multitasking similar to the card-oriented way Palm/WebOS handled it. Now iOS 7 has taken on a similar approach to app switching using a card layout style.Call Blocker (replaced by native call blocking)The iOS 7 beta includes a setting for call blocking. There’s no guarantee that this will work in the final version, but if it does, then there won’t be any need for for the jailbroken app called Call Blocker. (Here’s hoping it makes it to the final version. This is a long overdue feature.)The End Of Jailbreaking? Not Quite.Of course, there are other reasons to jailbreak. There are plenty of hacks, big and small, still unavailable in the new iOS. Whether these are worth jailbreaking for, however, depends on the individual. For example, Apple doesn’t support skins and icon themes for iOS. This is the reason Winterboard is often the first thing people grab when they first access Cydia. Others want to boost performance, so they download Nitrous. This hack accesses the native Nitro JavaScript engine, which is intended only for Apple apps like Safari and iBooks, to significantly speed up apps that use the WebKit layout engine. And there are still other features only available through jailbreaking, like being able to: Use widgets (Dashboard X)Rename apps (Rename)Change the default browser (BrowserChanger) or maps app (MapsOpener)Tether laptops without a subscription (MyWi, TetherMe)Try out Google Now–like features (NowNow)Create multiple user accounts (iUsers)Quick reply text-messaging (BiteSMS)Block ads (AdBlocker) Newer iOS users may not realize it, but video recording, multitasking, copy/paste and customizable notifications, among others, were initially only available to people who jailbroke their iOS devices to add unsanctioned features. Then little by little, Apple integrated those functions into its mobile platform. Now, with iOS 7, the company has done it again. This software version contains no ordinary features. In some cases, they’re among the most popular among jailbreakers today. That means when Apple launches the new software—on or around September 10—there will be fewer reasons to hack into that iDevice. Let’s take a look at which jailbreak tweaks can head to the scrap heap now, and what remains in the balance. Cydia Apps Killed By iOS 7See also Yup, Jailbreaking Your iPad Really Is IllegalJailbreaking refers to hacking that breaks Apple’s restrictions over an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It allows users to access new or hidden settings with unofficial apps, most of which come from Cydia, the primary repository of unsanctioned programs. But Apple is not amused. It has infamously tried to make jailbreaking illegal (to no avail, at least for iPhones. iPads are another story). And at every turn, it aggressively patches the security vulnerabilities that make the hacks possible. All this posturing, however, may not be necessary. The company already has its best bet to end jailbreaking, and it’s a rather simple solution: Just give users the features they want, so they don’t have to hack to get them. Indeed, as iOS evolves, it increasingly co-opts features that were once jailbreak-only. In a few weeks, when iOS 7 launches, it will continue that tradition. Here are some of the Cydia tweaks that Apple’s new software update has appropriated: Auxo (replaced by Control Center and multitasking)There’s no secret to the immense popularity of the Auxo iOS task switcher, which offers live previews of active apps, swipe-to-delete one or multiple apps, system toggles for quick access to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and screen brightness. See also: 12 Really Good Reasons To Jailbreak iOS 6 Right NowYou can see why jailbreakers are still hot to get their hands on the iOS 7 jailbreak. Word has it that the beta has already been jailbroken successfully, but it won’t be released until Apple launches iOS 7—likely to minimize the chances of the company blocking it. But for others whose primary reason for jailbreaking was SBSettings or Multifl0w, Apple has cut off the need to hack by legitimizing the features. And based on its track record, the company probably isn’t done yet. Will you still jailbreak once the new software comes out? Weigh in below and let us know which features you still find missing and would jailbreak to get. Feature image screen capped from YouTube video by Tom Rich. iOS 7 images courtesy of Apple. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more