Second Round Afcon Morocco 2015 Qualifiers Begin Today

first_imgThe qualifying rounds for the 2015 African Cup of Nations continues today, Wednesday with a whole selection of matches across the continent.The opening round of games followed the form book, with victories for Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, South Africa and Algeria.However, continental giant Egypt was defeated by Senegal, Ghana could only muster a draw against Uganda at home and African champions Nigeria was defeated at home by the Republic of Congo in a disgraceful fashion.These three fallen nations will be keen to bounce back, but, with a number of major sides facing each other in the mid-week qualifiers, it is no guarantee that they will succeed in getting their campaigns back on track.The following are the pairings: South Africa vs. Nigeria; Rwanda vs. Sudan; Algeria vs. Mali; Angola vs. Burkina Faso and Lesotho vs. Gabon.Cameroon vs. Cote d’Ivoire; Sierra Leone vs. RD Congo; Togo vs. Ghana; Cape Verde vs. Zambia; Mozambique vs. Nigeria; Uganda vs. Guinea; Egypt vs. Tunisia and Botswana vs. Senegal.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mabaruma Power Company applies for hydropower licence

first_imgThe Mabaruma Power Company has applied to Government for a licence to supply hydropower ahead of the construction of a US$165,175 power plant at Hosororo Creek.In a notice of application on Saturday, it was stated that any person who objects to this project has 21 days from September 1, 2018 to lodge a petition with the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), opposing the grant of the licence.The Hosororo Creek project will see the company providing eight per cent of Mabaruma’s energy demand, which will translate to approximately 64 MWh a year. The maximum horsepower capacity of the proposed plant is 26.8hp (20 kW).In June, a GEA team visited Region One, and members identified the Hosororo Hydropower Project, which was one of 67 sites identified in 1976 as having hydropower potential. It will be situated at the Hosororo Creek about 4.6 km flight to the south-west of Mabaruma. The initial plant was built in the late 1980s to supply electricity to an agricultural produce processing facility that was built nearby. The project was abandoned some years after its inauguration.In 2015, the German Government, through its German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) initiative, committed to assisting the GEA with developing the project.US$91,108 of the financing was secured from the Government of Guyana and US$74,067 in financing was obtained from GIZ/REETA. It was reported earlier this year that there currently are approximately 700 customers, both residential and commercial, who are connected to the grid.The resuscitated hydropower project will feature a new design that was conceptualized by GEA’s engineers, and will entail the construction of a 20kW run-of-the-river type micro hydropower plant, inclusive of weir/intake and penstocks, but the existing powerhouse will be used after it has undergone repairs.last_img read more

Newcastle defender to remain on loan at Wolves until the New Year

first_img1 Newcastle defender Mike Williamson has extended his loan at Wolves until January 16.The centre-back, who made 31 Premier League appearances last season, has fallen down the pecking order at St James’ Park and was shipped out to Wolves in late October.He has provided much needed experience for the Wolves backline and has made three appearances since his arrival at the Championship club.And now Newcastle have confirmed that the 32-year-old former Watford man will stay at Molineux for another two months. Mike Williamson last_img

WIN A WEEKEND AWAY WITH THE DONEGALDAILY.COM QUIZ

first_imgThanks to all of you who entered last week’s quiz which was won by Eugene Perry from Ballyshannon. Eugene won a two-night break at Jurys Hotel in Belfast.And this week we have another great weekend break to give away at one of Donegal’s best hotels – the Mill Park in Donegal Town.The winner will enjoy bed and breakfast on two night at the luxury hotel and use of all the hotel’s superb leisure facilities. To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is answer our questions below and send your entry by email to info@donegaldaily.com by next Monday, December 20, at 6pm. You must include your name, contact telephone number and town/townland where you are from. (You’d be amazed at how many people enter and DON’T do this!)The winner will be the first correct entry drawn by the editor. The competition is free to enter and there is no cash alternative. Editor’s decision is final. Good luck! 1What is the hardest material in the human body?2What name is given to a female peacock?3Who was Britain’s first million pound footballer?4What is the only mammal that can fly?5How much are Briquettes on  the Watson Hire website ?6In cockney rhyming slang, what is a tea-leaf?7Which actor played tv detective Columbo?8In the phonetic alphabet, what words represents the letter S?9What is the collective noun for a group of owls?10What is prepared in a tannery?11What is Carpet Interiors Mountain Top famous sales slogan12How much is the Gold Standard Service at Inishowen Motors13At what type of shop did the Great Fire of London start?14In the body, which organ secretes bile?15Good ol Boys’ was the theme tune to which tv series?16Which broadcasting corporation is known as Auntie?17What is dried in an oast house?18What actor was born Maurice Micklewhite?19What is the only bird that can fly backwards?20Which Australian city stands near the mouth of the Yarra River?21What year was the Eglinton Flying Club established22How Much is Sunday Lunch in The Station House Hotel Letterkenny23What is the common name for the clavicle?24What numeric term describes perfect eyesight and a form of cricket?25How many black keys are there on a standard piano?WIN A WEEKEND AWAY WITH THE DONEGALDAILY.COM QUIZ was last modified: December 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal Townmill park hotelwin a weekend awaylast_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN GETS READY TO PARTY FOR DONEGAL LIVE!

first_imgDONEGAL Live promises to be even bigger and better than ever before when the three-day festival kicks off later today.The Tourism Promotional Event will showcase all that County Donegal has to offer to visitors from home and away.There will be Live Concerts on the Diamond from 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm nightly with great attractions like Alexandra Burke (tonight), Goat’s Don’t Shave (Saturday night) and the Saw Doctors (Sunday night). The Pier area has been turned into a tented village with exhibitors from all over County Donegal are there.There will also be a Food Hall with coffee shops and restaurants.Entertainment on the Pier Area over the three days will suit all ages.This will be a great weekend to visit Donegal. All the information you need is on Poster above. DONEGAL TOWN GETS READY TO PARTY FOR DONEGAL LIVE! was last modified: May 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL LIVE ANNOUNCES TOP LINE-UP FOR FESTIVALlast_img read more

Carndonagh celebrates first ever Middle Eastern Festival – Pic Special

first_imgNew members from the Syrian and Kurdish communities in Carndonagh joined activists to celebrate the success of the Inishowen town’s first ever Middle Eastern Festival. The festival’s lead organiser, Siobhan Shiels from Inishowen Together, put the programme together in collaboration with members of the town’s Syrian and Kurdish residents.The running of events was handed over to the new Carndonagh residents themselves to share their expertise in areas including Arabic language and calligraphy, poetry, song, Islam, herbal medicine, Middle Eastern dance and cuisine. The group also made plans for future intercultural events and celebrations of the diversity in the Co. Donegal peninsula.Siobhan Shiels commented: “We had a wonderful opportunity here to learn from our new families about Middle Eastern life – what sets the culture apart and the many similarities and interests that unite us.“More than 200 people enjoyed the events led by our newest residents – so it was a really nice platform for them as facilitators to give the rest of the community a glimpse of some of the talents, rich traditions and skills that they add to Inishowen.She added: “There was an amazing community atmosphere throughout the week – everybody was really getting to know each other – and as much as it was a learning experience for many, the feedback was mostly about what fun it was. “It was such a family event – lots of children playing, singing, eating and dancing together; trying out new games from the other side of the world.”Helen Turton, who helped organise the festival alongside Ms Shiels, said: “The festival was a great success, it was wonderful to see everyone celebrating and learning about Middle Eastern culture together as a community.“Sunday’s event had something for everyone but highlights for me were definitely the Syrian food which looked and tasted incredible and Abdul and Malak telling the story of their journey from Syria to Carn.”The Syrian chefs who had prepared the banquet spoke of their experience of the event, with Asmaa Batal saying: “I liked seeing everyone enjoying the food we prepared.”One young Syrian couple, Malak and Abdul, also told their story of their escape from their war-ravaged home and journey across Turkey, before travelling across the Mediterranean on a tiny, tight-packed rubber boat to stay for months in tents in Greek refugee camps before being accepted by the Irish government to travel on to Ballaghadereen, where they were placed in shared accommodation for ten months before eventually being housed in Carndonagh. Suileman Darwish who also took part in many of the festival activities remarked: “I loved seeing everyone enjoying Arabic culture, playing and sharing food together.”The festival, which featured other events such as “The History of Syria”, “Arabic for Beginners”, “An Exploration of Kurdish Culture” and “Herbs for Life – Traditional Medicine from the Middle East”, looks set to be the first of many intercultural events in Inishowen.Photos of the event can be seen below.Carndonagh celebrates first ever Middle Eastern Festival – Pic Special was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:CarndonaghInishowenMiddle Eastern Festivallast_img read more

Why A’s reluctance to bring back Jonathan Lucroy isn’t a bad thing

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Bringing back Jonathan Lucroy would make a lot of sense for the A’s, but that may not be the direction general manager David Forst is heading.According to The Chronicle, the A’s and Lucroy remain at odds in contract negotiations. Both parties are open to a one-year deal, but the A’s are reportedly offering under $5 million, which falls below the number Lucroy is seeking. The chances of Lucroy returning took another hit Tuesday afternoon after the A’s offseason of what is expected …last_img

Weekly Wrapup: Top 5 Web Trends of 2009, New iTunes Features, Real-Time Blogs, And More…

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups 5. The Internet of ThingsThe fifth and final part of our series is about the Internet of Things, when real world objects (such as fridges, lights and toasters) get connected to the Internet. In 2009, this trend has ramped up and is adding a significant amount of new data to the Web.Other Web TrendsForget the iTunes LP, Apps are the New Album The “iTunes LP” was just one of many new iTunes features revealed this week. Butit has a heavy burden on its shoulders. It’s supposed to revitalize the music industry by encouraging consumers to once again purchase entire albums as opposed to single tracks. However, innovative artists are already discovering how to monetize their music while engaging fans in new ways that have nothing to do with a re-imagined LP. Instead, the “interactive format” of the future isn’t the album, it’s the app.In 8 Years, Online Video Consumption Will be Measured in Exabytes One exabyte is a billion gigabytes. It’s one quintillion bytes. And yes, “quintillion” is a number so large, it almost seems made-up. But that’s how much online video will be consumed by 2017, according to new reports from U.K.-based research firm Coda. Actually, to be precise, they’re claiming that mobile broadband users accessing the net via laptops and netbooks will consume 1.8 exabytes of video. Per month. How Facebook Beat MySpace: From College Dorm to Platform Two years ago Danah Boyd described Facebook as “hegemonic” and MySpace as the haven of “subaltern” teens. Whether Boyd intended it or not, Facebook became characterized as the privileged space of college kids and MySpace was plagued with the perception of lowbrow tackiness. But now, according to a recent Hitwise blog post, Facebook is not only beating MySpace’s traffic – it’s the second ranked site overall in the US behind Google.SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYA Word from Our SponsorsWe’d like to thank ReadWriteWeb’s sponsors, without whom we couldn’t bring you all these stories every week!Mashery is the leading provider of API management services.Domain.ME, the official registry for all .ME Domains.Codero, Dedicated Hosting with Backup & Managed Services.Faroo, Real-Time search.Groupsite.com, How Groups Make Things Happen.Crowd Science gives you detailed visitor demographics.hakia is a semantic search engine.Rackspace provides dedicated server hosting.Aplus provides web hosting services for small business hosting needs.MediaTemple provides hosting for RWW.SixApart provides our publishing software MT4. 3. PersonalizationPersonalization has long been a buzzword on the Internet. With the glut of information on the Web circa 2009, personalization in this era means providing effective filters and recommendations.4. Mobile Web & Augmented RealityClearly mobile devices are an increasingly important way to access the Web. What’s perhaps most encouraging however, is the entirely new class of mobile apps we’re seeing. Augmented Reality is the most obvious example. It’s been a big year for mobile, with much promise to come. richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup – our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week – we analyze the 5 biggest trends of 2009 on the Web, review the iTunes and iPhone announcements made by Apple during the week, tell you about a new WordPress feature that makes blogs more real-time, and more. We also check in on our two new channels: ReadWriteEnterprise (devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ trends and products) and ReadWriteStart (dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs). Subscribe to Weekly WrapupYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrapup by RSS or by email (form below).RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form:center_img Related Posts Purchase The ReadWriteWeb Guide to Online Community ManagementOur First Premium Report for BusinessesThe ReadWriteWeb Guide to Online Community Management is a premium report for businesses seeking to engage with online communities. It is a 75 page collection of case studies, advice and discussion concerning the most important issues in online community. You will also get a companion online aggregator that delivers the most-discussed articles each day. All of this is available for purchase at a price of $299. You can download a free sample section of the report here. Top 5 Web Trends of 2009This week ReadWriteWeb ran a series of posts analyzing the 5 biggest Web trends of 2009. Click each story below for the full-length posts:1. Structured DataStructured data is rapidly becoming a feature of today’s Web. Companies like Thomson Reuters and Google are enabling data to be structured, and new types of products (like Wolfram|Alpha) will make use of structured data in ways we perhaps can’t imagine right now.2. The Real-Time WebThis has been probably the most hyped trend of 2009. The Real-Time Web has become a core part of many Internet products this year: Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, Google, Delicious, WordPress, and many others. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… ReadWriteEnterpriseOur channel ReadWriteEnterprise, devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Salesforce.com Service Cloud 2: Customer Service for the Social Web Salesforce.com is best known for its CRM and its cloud computing platform. But according to the company its fastest growing product is Service Cloud, a kind of SaaS customer service software meant to replace the traditional call center. Salesforce.com has launched the second version of Service Cloud, which incorporates new capabilities for handling content as well as a close connection with the social networks. ReadWriteStartOur channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs.Design for Startups: The Aesthetics of Web Apps in 6 Questions Look and feel is the first thing we see and notice about most web apps and is often critical to an app’s user experience, adoption, and ultimate success. We chatted with a panel of expert aesthetes in the space, including Spymaster designer Eston Bond, veteran creative director Rich Barrett, designer/developer Warren Benedetto, Mike Rundle of 9rules and Beak fame, and the Paul du Coudray Lowdown. Here’s what they had to say about developers doing double duty as designers, trends they’d like to see disappear, and how aesthetics can help a startup sink or swim.SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb ProductsIt’s Only Rock and Roll: Steve Jobs is Back, iPhone 3.1, iTunes 9 & iPod Updates Steve Jobs returned to a standing ovation at Apple’s annual iPod event this week, where Apple introduced version 3.1 of the iPhone OS and the next version of iTunes. With iTunes 9, Apple introduces a Genius-like recommendation feature for apps, a major redesign, ‘iTunes LPs‘ that will bring liner notes and artwork to digital albums, and app management for the iPhone and iPod touch built in to iTunes.See also: iPhone 3.1: Some Nice Tweaks – Augmented Reality Still Only Semi-SupportedWordPress Just Made Millions of Blogs Real-Time With RSSCloud All blogs on the WordPress.com platform and any WordPress.org blogs that opt-in (using this plug-in) will now make instant updates available to any RSS readers subscribed to a new feature called RSSCloud. RSSCloud is an element that’s always been present in the RSS 2.0 spec but has drawn new attention with the rise of interest in the Real-Time Web.Android Market Passes 10K Apps; Marshall’s 5 Favorites (With QR Codes) Google’s Android mobile operating system isn’t as popular as the iPhone, but its application marketplace is wide open and one service tracking Android apps reports that there are now more than ten thousand available. In this post lead RWW writer Marshall Kirkpatrick outlines his five favorite Android apps so far, along with QR codes you can scan.Facebook Open Sources FriendFeed’s Ultra-Fast Real-Time Web Framework Facebook announced this week that it has released Tornado, the real-time web framework that powers FriendFeed, as open source code. According to Facebook’s David Recordon, Tornado is one of the core infrastructure pieces that power FriendFeed’s real-time functionality.SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Naming Building Parts is Tricky

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This blog is directed to homeowners. If you are a builder or an architect, you should probably click on a different GBA article.Homeowners who send questions to GBA sometimes don’t know what to call the parts of their building. (If it’s a diffuser, grille, register, or duct termination, there’s a fair chance that someone will decide to just call it a “vent.”) I’ve rounded up some of the most confusing terms used by builders and architects and clarified their definitions.Since a drawing can be a handy way to clarify a definition, I made some quick sketches to illustrate my points.Cement. Don’t confuse cement and concrete. Cement is a powder that is sold in 94-pound bags. Concrete is a mixture of coarse aggregate (stones), fine aggregate (sand), cement, and water. Wood. The first time I ordered a truckload of 2x6s and 2x10s from a Vermont sawmill, the order was delivered by an elderly truck driver. I politely asked him whether we could put the wood over near a certain apple tree. “Wood?” he said. “Wood is the stuff that you burn in a stove. I’m not delivering wood. I’m delivering lumber.”Joist. What’s the difference between a joist and a rafter? A joist supports a floor or a ceiling, and is almost always level. A rafter supports a roof, and is usually sloped to shed water. Beam. A post is vertical. A beam is horizontal. While a joist is usually 1 1/2 or 2 inches thick, a beam is beefier — for example, 6×6, 8×8, or 10×10. Rake. Most roof slopes have four sides: the ridge, the eave, and two rakes. Roof. A roof is a structure made up of many components, including rafters, roof sheathing, and roofing underlayment. The roof is the thing… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

IPL 2011: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals match called off

first_imgBangalore versus Rajasthan IPL match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore was called off due to unrelenting rains. Details | PhotosWith the match called off, both teams were awarded one point each.Rajasthan now have five points from five matches and Bangalore are at the bottom of the IPL points tally with 3 points from equal number of matches.Originally, the match was scheduled to begin at 10:30pm after the rains had stopped and on-field umpires Billy Doctrove and Rudi Koertzen had decided that the match could be a 12-over-a-side affair. But, just when the teams were beginning to wear their cricketing gear, it began to drizzle forcing the covers back on. And in minutes the drizzle turned into heavy showers.Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore (From): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Mohammad Kaif, Asad Pathan, Daniel Vettori(c), Ryan Ninan, Zaheer Khan, Charl Langeveldt, Mayank Agarwal, Sreenath Aravind, Arun Karthik, BN Bharath, Raju Bhatkal, Nuwan Pradeep, Muralidharen Gautam, Abrar Kazi, Abhimanyu Mithun, Dirk Nannes, Luke Pomersbach, Rilee Rossouw, Johan van der Wath, Jonathan Vandiar Rajasthan Royals (From): Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, Johan Botha, Ajinkya Rahane, Ross Taylor, Amit Paunikar(w), Stuart Binny, Shane Warne(c), Nayan Doshi, Siddharth Trivedi, Amit Singh, Swapnil Asnodkar, Deepak Chahar, Ankeet Chavan, Aakash Chopra, Ashok Menaria, Paul Collingwood, Aditya Dole, Samad Fallah, Faiz Fazal, Sumit Narwal, Pankaj Singh, Abhishek Raut, Pinal Shah, Shaun Tait, Dishant Yagnik, Jacob Oramlast_img read more