South 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.
Ivory 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.”
Facebook349Tweet0Pin0Submitted 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 I5exit111.com. 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 Hamilton
Image 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 MMAIndia.com 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 Advertisement
SAN 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 …
Share 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 www.onfarmonstore.com and members of Ohio Corn and Wheat can pick up an exclusive 10% discount on all orders.
Here 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.