Basement club Waterford United are the visitors to Finn Park on Friday night, as Finn Harps aim to increase their unbeaten league start to the season to ten games.Harps suffered a set-back last Friday night against Cabinteely as John McKeown’s goal six minutes into stoppage time denied them victory and cut the gap at the top between Harps and Wexford to three points. It also meant that Harps had conceded in a game for just the second time in this season’s league campaign.Harps had taken the lead through Ruairi Keating’s 13th minute strike and looked set for victory until McKeown’s late leveller. However, Harps Manager Ollie Horgan felt that Cabinteely had deserved their share of the spoils. “We were ok in the first half on Friday night but couldn’t get that vital second goal,” said Horgan as he reflected on the game.“In the second half Cabinteely came into game and got a deserved equaliser at the very end with a great strike from John McKeown. Cabinteely conceded a late equaliser five minutes into injury time in Athlone two weeks ago, so you can’t begrudge them their late equaliser last Friday,” continued Horgan.While the late goal might be turned into a positive and be used to refocus the attention of his squad, Horgan has insisted that no-one inside the squad was getting over excited with the good start to the season.“I don’t think anyone in our changing room was getting carried away,” he said. “Remember, there is a long way to go and 19 games still left to play.” While Friday’s visitors Waterford have had a miserable start to the season, Horgan insists they will be difficult opponents for his charges on Friday.“We were fortunate to beat Waterford 8 weeks ago,” said Horgan of his sides victory at the RSC in March.“They pinned us back for long periods including when they were down to ten men. Their league position is false in what they can achieve with the players that they have. Jack Doherty and Brian Nolan are two of the best players in the league along with the likes of Anthony McAlavey and Dylan Mernagh to mention a few that Tommy Griffin can pick from.”On the team front, Packie Mailey remains sidelined while Garbhan Friel is unavailable for Harps. Otherwise, Horgan will have a full squad to choose from.Having gone on a run that had seen them win just twice in twenty meetings with Waterford, Harps have won each of the last three meetings between the two sides without conceding. The earlier season meeting between the two teams at the RSC finished in 2-0 victory for Harps with late goals in each half courtesy of Damien McNulty and Gareth Harkin proving the difference. TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: Packie Mailey. Unavailable: Garbhan Friel.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-D-W-W-W-D (14 pts)Waterford United: L-D-D-L-L-L (2 pts)TOP VERSUS BOTTOM AS HARPS LOOK TO GET FULL POINTS AGAINST WATERFORD was last modified: May 6th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)Tags:donegalfinn harpsFinn ParkWaterford Utd read more
2 December 2011The mood at the UN climate change talks in Durban so far indicate optimism around achieving a successful outcome, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of a Local Governments from the Global South meeting aimed at developing adaptation strategies for developing countries.COP 17 was “proceeding well,” Zuma said at the opening of the three-day meeting in Durban on Friday. “The discussions are continuing as planned in an environment that is conducive to constructive engagement”.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off on Monday and runs through to 9 December.Green Climate Fund ‘must be operationalized’For COP 17 to be regarded as a success, especially for developing countries, the Green Climate Fund that was agreed to at COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico last year must be operationalized, Zuma said.“Many developing countries are hopeful that the early launch of the fund will allow for both their adaptation and mitigation needs to be met.”Zuma said South Africa was looking to local governments to help shape the outcome of Durban, as it was this sphere of government that had to respond first to the impact of climate change.“Local government is the sphere of government that is the closest to the people. It is directly responsible for the implementation of climate change response programmes.”Climate debate ‘must not lose touch with poverty’Zuma said it was of concern that some local authorities in Africa and the developing South felt that the dominant features of the current climate change response debate were not relevant to their context.“This means that the climate change regime must be visibly in touch with the general conditions of poverty that most local authorities in the developing world operate under, for it to be relevant to the people of the South.”Zuma said there needed to be more action at local government level to address climate change.South Africa had experienced “unprecedented heavy rains and flooding during December 2010 and January 2011,” Zuma said, adding: “Science tells us that we are bound to experience more of these severe occurrences.“Thirty-four municipalities that are located in eight of the country’s nine provinces were the worst affected. We also suffered massive damage to 27 461 settlements. The impact on education, transport, agriculture, and health infrastructure was estimated at almost R4-billion.”South Africa’s 278 municipalities were all mainstreaming climate change responses in their local planning processes and plans, and Zuma said he hoped the convention would enable municipalities to compare best practices regarding their response mechanisms.Source: BuaNews read more
14 August 2013 Software giant Microsoft has introduced a scholarship programme to mentor, train and provide job opportunities to 1 000 talented young students across the continent as part of its 4Afrika Initiative. The 4Afrika Initiative is a drive to boost the adoption of smart devices, empower small businesses and accelerate skills development on the continent. The scholarships to the world’s first tuition-free online university, University of the People, will offer mentorship, leadership and technical training in computer science and business administration from Microsoft employees around the world. “Employment opportunities will include internships and both part-time and full-time jobs within Microsoft, as well as with the company’s more than 10 000 partners across Africa,” the company said in a statement on Monday. “University of the People works hard to ensure that university-level education is a possibility for the masses, and through the 4Afrika scholarship programme, Microsoft is helping us extend that possibility even further in Africa,” said the university’s president, Shai Reshef. It is affiliated with the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative, New York University and the Yale Law School Information Society Project. “Together with participating education institutions, Microsoft’s goal with the 4Afrika scholarship program is to level the playing field for talented young African minds who might not otherwise have the resources, enabling them to get the education and skills they need to thrive in technology-related fields,” said Microsoft 4Afrika’s director of youth enablement, Patrick Onwumere. “The 4Afrika Initiative was designed to help ensure that Africa can become globally competitive, and investing in our highly motivated youth is a critical step toward making that a reality.” Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, have a high-school diploma and internet access. To facilitate this, Microsoft Innovations Centres in Botswana, Tunisia, Tanzania and Uganda will open working space for winners in these areas and Microsoft partner hubs will do the same. Applications for scholarships can be submitted on www.uopeople.org/4afrika, with the first students beginning courses in November this year. SAinfo reporter read more
Found it! Photo by geocacher bubendorfGeocache Name:Near the top of Europe (GC2BVRY)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:5/5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Beginning tomorrow, you can earn your Let’s Get Extreme Geocaching Road Trip ’15 souvenir by finding a D5 or a T5 geocache. Or, if you want to get SUPER EXTREME, you could find a 5/5 geocache like this one. This geocache is located on Mont Blanc, the highest point in Europe and one of the most popular alpine climbs on the continent.What geocachers have to say:[translated from German] “A super cache up here, great views safe is our highest cache and I’m pretty proud to have done it! thanks for hiding!” – D Gniesser“It was our first find after the climbing Mont Blanc (summit). We have decided to look for the caches along the route on our way down. This cache was really great and I liked it very much. I also guess it´s my highest placed cache I´ve ever found. Merci!” – -Iti-“My 6-th time on MontBlanc and 5-th successful time on the summit! And just first time remember to look for a cache 🙂 It wasnt easy – still a lot of snow, ice. Was looking around, turning rocks for ~15 mins while found it 🙂 Also placed small lithuanian flag to container. Thank you for cache in amazing place!” – Pilypas.ltPhotos:On top! Photo by geocacher MaacherSunrise from the top of Europe. Photo by geocacher GnasOn the way up! Photo by geocacher DeepButiThe approach. Photo by geocacher heli89 & Mr. Pink !What geocache are you planning to find for your Let’s Get Extreme souvenir? Post yours in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedA little adrenaline never hurt anyone — Klettersteig Schweifinen (GC2FX7P) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 27, 2014In “Community”The journey begins before you even leave. — Hansel and Gretel e a Casa de Chocolate (GC468WD) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 12, 2015In “Community”Nananananananana BATMAN! — Batman’s Batcave (GC8413) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 11, 2013In “Community” read more
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dan rowinski 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Apple#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It has been a year since the world lost one of its brightest luminaries. Yet people in the tech industry continue to puzzle over how things would be different had Steve Jobs lived beyond October 5, 2011. It is a measure of his enormous influence that a year after his passing, his specter continues to guide many decisions people make in their day-to-day lives.With the release of the iPhone 5, many oberservers have speculated that the Apple Maps snafu would never have happened if Jobs were still on the job. Or that Apple would have never made such a public apology for it, like the one CEO Tim Cook made, if Jobs were still alive. I am not one to ascribe words or intentions to a dead man, so I cannot say that Maps would have been better or worse with Jobs at the helm. Nor would I assert that the iPhone’s automated assistant, Siri, would have been better or worse. What we do know about Jobs is that he was a perfectionist, driven and dedicated to his craft. In many ways, he was the right man in the right industry at the right time. A leader with an expansive vision and the ruthless determination to see his dreams realized. But that’s not all that made him special. He was also an astute businessman who helped build a company that could profit from those dreams. In many ways, Apple’s success is as much a testament to his brilliance as the company’s products. History is littered with companies and innovators that had great vision or terrific products that did not make it. Nikola Tesla was one, a scientist of great depth who died poor and alone, his innovations forgotten amid the empire built by his contemporary, Thomas Edison. Jobs could have met Tesla’s fate. He was forced out of Apple, his own company, in the late 1980s, and seemingly exiled for a decade. In that time, he built NeXT Computer (whose technology would form the basis of Mac OS X) and co-founded Pixar. On their own, those accomplishments would have qualified Jobs as a great businessman in American history. But, of course, he didn’t stop there. He returned to Apple as its CEO in 2007 and became legendary.The 14 years between Jobs’ return to Apple and his death cemented his epic standing. He took a company that was on its last breath, resuscitated it and then started pumping out hits. First he guided Apple to redesign the Mac and make it cool again. Then came the iPod and its revival of the moribund music industry. The launch of the iPhone in 2007 was a seminal moment in mobile computing, and the iPad created a market for tablet devices that simply did not exist before Jobs and Apple created it. As Malcolm Gladwell pointed out in his book The Tipping Point, some people were simply born at the right time and put in the best circumstance to achieve great things. But Jobs’ accomplishments are also a testament to the man himself and how he spent his time on Earth. It would have been easy for him to fade away after his initial successes, take his money and retire to somewhere comfortable. He did not, and the world is a better place for it. Related Posts read more
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