Femi SolajaReason may have prevailed over emotion for embattled Giwa FC in its sink or float situation as regards Its continuation in the ongoing Nigerian Football Professional League after the club’s management reached out to League Management Committee (LMC) to temper justice with mercy in the mess it found itself.Going by the rules and regulations guiding the league, the Jos club is on the brink of dismissal from the competition after missing three consecutive matches. But last night, when it seemed that it was all over for the club, its management reached out to the LMC in what is a last attempt to starve off execution of the rule of the League.The Jos Elephants have agreed to play their Matchday 18 game against Enyimba that was slated for Ilorin yesterday afternoon.The club however asked that the game be rescheduled not taking into cognisance that Enyimba had already walked over them in Ilorin.A statement from the club yesterday revealed that it still wants to remain in the league but asked the LMC to review the circumstances that led to Its recent travails.“Giwa FC has written to inform the League Management Company (LMC) that it has accepted to play its Match day 18 with Enyimba International,” said a statement from Media Officer David King.The club pleads that the date of the match be rescheduled to enable the team play the match, at a venue outside Ilorin.The club promised to do its best to uphold the integrity of the league for the good of the game too.Secretary of the Club, Samson Adamu, regretted all inconveniences caused league.“Giwa FC of Jos also pleaded for an independent commission to be set up by LMC to look into the cases of the last two matches that were missed earlier with a view to allowing a replay based on arising conditions.Giwa FC insists that as a law abiding club it promises to uphold the integrity of the league,” concluded the statement.Giwa FC was banished to Ilorin after the fracas midway into Its home game against Enugu Rangers in Jos on Matchday 12.The club has since missed two consecutive “home” games in Ilorin where it lost three points to Its opponents and three goals awarded against it.The club has been embroiled in the political drama involving its proprietor Chris Giwa’s fight for the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation.Wikki Tourists and Akwa United have both walked over Giwa in Ilorin, where the Jos club were banished.Last week, the League Management Company formally cautioned Giwa warning that it risked expulsion from the league.The LMC referred to Rule 13.28 which states as follows,” if a club fails to honour three matches cumulatively within the league season without acceptable reason to the LMC such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed shall be cancelled”.It is now left for the league to enforce this regulation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Leader of the Opposition Peter PhillipsLeader of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Dr. Peter Phillips said Jamaica and the media fraternity have lost one of its giants. “He was a patriotic Jamaican who always considered a free and fair press to be a part of good governance in the country.” He added that the local and regional media fraternity has lost a pioneer, devoted advocate and consummate friend.“He was a giant in the industry and the nation will cherish his legacy of building RJR into a multi-platform communication entity… [and] was central to the merger of the RJR/Gleaner Group. This vibrant entity, that he led up to the time of his passing, continues to be a leader in the industry, a bastion of credibility that faithfully serves Jamaicans at home and abroad. Lester Spaulding, chairman of the RJR/Gleaner Group of companies in Jamaica dies at age 76. RJR/Gleaner Communications Group – the largest media conglomorate in the Caribbean J.A. Lester Spaulding, Chairman of the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group – the largest media conglomorate in the Caribbean died on Friday, November 17.Spaulding, 76, who died in a Jamaican hospital became Managing Director of Radio Jamaica in 1978.He led the company through its expansion up to its recent merger to become the RJRGleaner Communications Group.Several tributesFollowing news of his death, tributes have been pouring in for Spaulding who has been referred to as a giant in the Jamaican and Caribbean media landscape,Prime Minister Andrew Holness Prime Minister Andrew Holness in his tribute expressed “deep regret at his passing.“Lester Spaulding was a shrewd businessman, his leadership in media and business was exemplary. He was unquestionably one of the most influential business leaders and media innovators in Jamaica’s history.” Minister of Culture, Babsy GrangeMinister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia “Babsy” Grange said Spaulding will be remembered for his “tremendous contribution to the development of broadcasting in Jamaica and the Region. His contribution stood out from the time he moved from the position of Chief Accountant to General Manager at Radio Jamaica and the work he did as head of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, all of which preceded his leading RJR through its expansion up to its recent merger to become the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group. He also contributed to the development of the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) and nurtured the formation of the Caribbean Media Corporation being its inaugural Chairman in 2000.”Grange said another achievement of Spaulding worth highlighting is that he presided over the introduction of the worker participation structure at RJR which resulted in the company’s workers owning shares in the organization.She also remembers Spaulding as a keen sportsman, having playing a lead role in the Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament for years, and did much to promote sport and Jamaican culture in the broadcast media.Grange noted that he was thoroughly deserving of all the honors bestowed on him, including the Order of Distinction, Commander Class; induction into the CBU Hall of Fame in 2001; the Caribbean Peer Awards Lifetime Achievement; the Caribbean Media Corporation Award of Excellence for Leadership and the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica’s Millennium Man Award.Spaulding started working at Radio Jamaica 53 years ago and rose through the ranks to become its managing director and chairman.He had signaled his intention to step down as chairman of the nation’s largest media group at the company’s annual general meeting in September.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Location-Based Services#web Related Posts Craigslist: Right From The SourceAs someone who moves once a year (at least), I’m frustrated that Craigslist’s pseudo-innovation is just an 11th-hour effort to stymie worthy competitors. But I grudgingly dragged myself back to the site to see if thumbing through its apartment listings has gotten any less painful.True to Craigslist’s lo-fi esthetic, the new maps feature resides under an ugly little green button in the site’s housing sub-sections. Prior to the update, the site’s geographical filters were abysmal at best. For New York and San Francisco, you could (and still can) filter listings by neighborhood, but in most major cities you had to wade through a whole metro area’s worth of posts, tossing keywords into the search box and hoping for the best.Now, the maps tab, built using Leaflet, organizes those housing results on a zoomable city map. Listings near each other are clustered. Individual listings do show photos, but the “more info” button proved buggy almost every time I clicked it. Still, the new feature maps price, small photos, and other basics at a glance. Overall, the mapping interface is an improvement, but when it comes to the lumbering UI dinosaur that is Craigslist, that isn’t saying a whole lot.Pros: Some at-a-glance info, big improvement over no mapping utility at all.Cons: Very limited features, no sorting and saving, manual zooming is a hassle. Lovely: The Refined AggregatorCompared to its peers, Lovely is… well, lovely. I spoke with founder and CEO Blake Pierson about what sets his newly national service apart. “The renting process is very broken,” he says. He describes Lovely as both “a product and a data company.” meaning that not only is Lovely a pleasure to use, but even if Craigslist data blinked out, other rental data partners would be pick up the slack. If Padmapper is a quick-and-dirty pet project, Lovely is its refined successor. The site features the most elegant design by a mile. A full-window map makes it easy to see listings in neighborhoods at a glance or to drill down into individual posts without ever needing to leave the main interface. Lovely is extremely quick and rich with filters for price, pets, neighborhood and other essentials. Lovely is the only one of the three that ties into Facebook, which makes signing up and maintaining a consistent login a breeze. The design is responsive and clean, but the map itself didn’t feel quite as smooth as Padmapper, nor did it have an option to annotate a listing (I use this constantly) or hide a place you’re not interested in. Still, the Lovely experience does handle saved searches and a centralized user profile very well, so you don’t have to double back or waste time figuring out which places you’ve seen and which you haven’t. Like Padmapper, Lovely employs the 3Taps workaround to populate its Craigslist data, but it also pulls listings from other sources. Pros: Very feature rich, best design, account and profile emphasis, indexes the most non-Craigslist listings.Cons: Lacks a few of Padmapper’s handiest tricks.Craigslist’s mapping effort is predictably too little, too late. But the listings giant’s shortcomings did inspire Padmapper and Lovely, which are both amazing resources. I found no compelling reason whatsoever to use Craigslist’s “new” interface, but the site still boasts the biggest trove of rental data around. Too bad it insists on locking up its treasure and throwing away the key. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… I’m about to embark on the nightmare that is apartment hunting in a major city… again. Craigslist has a near-monopoly on online housing listings, but two upstart virtual real estate brokers are bent on beating the hoary king of Web classifieds at its own game. Let’s see what they have to offer.Craigslist virtually buried the print classifieds of yore, but it has done nothing to keep up with the Web’s brisk evolution since. Adding dynamic location data seems like a no-brainer, but Craigslist’s Spartan design never bothered with such geographical niceties. That is, until it recently decided to keep up with the Joneses.Rather than patting Craigslist on the back for adding a feature that any other site might have included oh, ten years ago, I’ll look at how it stacks up against the competition – and hopefully find a place to live while I’m at it. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Padmapper: The Scrappy Little Tool That Rolls With The PunchesEric DeMenthon built Padmapper as a side project to help him and his friends find a decent place to live in New York. The tool, which collects housing listings from sites like Craigslist onto an interactive map, has remained quietly useful for years. Unfortunately, Craigslist ordered it to cease and desist this year, but thanks to a workaround through data distribution platform 3Taps, Padmapper is still kicking – for now, at least.For Padmapper, the map is the name of the game. Pull up the site and you get a full window’s worth of city blocks. You can ask the map to display listings based on a robust set of filters including ranges for price, number of bedrooms, age of listing and more. Dig in a little deeper and you can display very granular sets of listings, like pet-friendly sublets featuring the keyword “vegan” (here in Portland, that didn’t winnow things down much).Unlike Craigslist, Padmapper remains useful after you’ve closed your search window. Log in and save favorite listings, annotate potential future homes right from the map, or set up email alerts for a fine-tuned search. Pros: Extremely useful filters, fast and dynamic map interface, save listings for later easily, includes listings from Apartments.com, Rent.com and more.Cons: Craigslist data may become unavailable, making PadMapper a lot less useful. UI isn’t particularly attractive. taylor hatmaker 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Find InspirationImage via Shutterstock.What inspires people varies greatly from person to person. If the mountains inspire you, then go to the mountains and study them. If photography inspires you, then go to a photography exhibit. Finding the right inspiration will help to train your eye by helping you understand more fully what you like and why you like it.ExperimentDon’t wait until your next time on set to experiment with a new lighting style or approach. If you’ve been thinking about starting to double diffuse your light sources, then do it in between shoots. Work out the kinks so you can really hone your approach to the aesthetic that you’re seeking.Taking the time to train your eye as a cinematographer is a great habit. Be wise with your time in between shoots and invest in yourself and your education. By doing so, you can become a better cinematographer.Looking for more cinematography tips? Check out these articles.4 Cinematography Tips for Filming During Magic Hour How to Stylize Your Cinematography Like Wes Anderson3 Cinematography Tools for Capturing Perfect ExposureCinematography Tip: The Benefits of Using a Light MeterBasic Camera Filtration to Elevate your Cinematography Training your eye to be a better cinematographer is an ongoing process. Here are some tips that can help you improve your craft.Cover image via Shutterstock.Training your eye is something that you will work on throughout your entire career. However, there are many ways you can keep building your aesthetic and selecting the best shots for your work — especially between shoots. Let’s take a look.Take More PhotosImage via Shutterstock.Cinematographers can learn a lot from photography. Whenever I walk into a new place, I immediately start to think about how I would frame the place if it were a shot. By constantly taking photos, you can compare your initial framing instincts to a photograph. If the photo didn’t turn out as expected, then you know it would require a different approach. It’s much like going to the gym: by constantly experimenting and challenging yourself, you will build up your aesthetics and inclination to light and cinematography.You can really challenge yourself by taking a camera with only one prime lens. Working under these limitations will force you to be more creative. Once you find an enticing frame, play around with the composition, focus, and angle. Approach it as an experiment — in some way that you may have never tried in the past.Be a StudentSometimes you just come across beautiful lighting occurring naturally. You may be seeing a beautiful beam of light punching through a window. Or it may be direct sunlight creating a beautiful texture on the the wall. By stopping and analyzing what you see in those moments, you can train your eye to find (or create) them more readily. If you see a beautiful, naturally occurring lighting scenario, stop and determine why it is that you like it — and how you could recreate it on set.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad “I’m not happy we gave up 23 points in the first, 28 in the third, and we limited them to 13 points in the fourth and maybe that’s how we came out with the win.”Matt Nieto led Ateneo with 22 points while Thirdy Ravena put up 12 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.Marvin Lee and Jordan Sta. Ana had 22 and 21 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Ateneo’s Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate slate in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after brushing off University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles remained on top a 5-0 record while the Growling Tigers reeled to 0-5 in their worst start in more than a decade.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST, which trailed by as much as 22 points, 69-47, tried to fight back in the fourth quarter with Marvin Lee hitting a transition three to cut the margin to one, 81-80, at the 6:25 mark.Ateneo, however, responded with a 13-3 game-closing run that Matt Nieto capped off with a fadeaway jumper to give the Blue Eagles a 94-84 lead with 32.2 seconds left.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 shutoutAnd as the Blue Eagles lit up in the final five minutes of the game, they also stopped UST from scoring a field goal in the same time stretch.“We’re happy that we won the game, but at the same time we’re not happy with our performance,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “I’m not taking anything away from UST, those guys played well.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Rain or Shine nips TNT, forces do-or-die for semis slot View comments
The CBI may file the first charge sheet in the Commonwealth Games scam on Friday against Suresh Kalmadi and other former officials of the Organising Committee with the agency claiming to have enough evidence to nail them for alleged bunglings in a Rs 141 crore contract.The agency may name sacked OC chairman Kalmadi along with the then officials; Secretary General Lalit Bhanot, Director General V K Verma, Deputy Director General (procurement) Surjeet Lal besides beneficiary company Swiss Timing for allegedly inflating the cost of contract causing Rs 95 crore loss to exchequer, top CBI sources said.The CBI had claimed in its FIR that the contract for Timing Scoring and Results system was awarded by “wrongfully restricting and eliminating competition” from other suppliers in a pre-meditated and planned manner.The CBI is also likely to send Letters Rogatory to Switzerland seeking details about beneficiary company Swiss Timing from local authorities after the first set of charges are levelled in the case, they said.According to sources, the sleuths have found details of an alleged bribe of Rs 23 crore which exchanged hands for awarding the contract for framing the eligibility requirements in such a way that competing firms may be sidelined.The agency has to file the chargesheet before May 23 as the 90-day mandatory period for levelling charges against Bhanot and Verma, arrested on February 23, will be getting over making the duo eligible for bail. Kalmadi was arrested on April 25.Sources said Indian representatives of Swiss Timing were in constant touch with Kalmadi and other officials of the OC much before the tender was floated.advertisementThe contract worth Rs.141 crore was awarded for setting up Timing Scoring and Results system during the mega sporting event last year.It is alleged that the Committee for shortlisting prospective bidders for TSR was constituted by selecting handpicked officials, CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra had said after the arrest of Kalmadi.Investigation has also revealed that members of the tenders evaluation committee were coerced and threatened to disqualify other bidders, she had said.The agency has registered 11 FIRs in the cases related to Commonwealth Games scam.- With PTI inputs
Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager on Thursday, as owner Roman Abramovich turned to a familiar face rather than an experienced hand to replace Maurizio Sarri and lead the club into a new era.Lampard, adored by Chelsea fans as the heart and soul of the club’s midfield during a trophy-laden 13 years at Stamford Bridge, was handed a three-year contract having left second tier Derby County.”I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach,” Lampard told the club website”Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead.”I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”‘You can expect a young manager that will give everything, every hour in the day, to bring a team that fans can be proud of.’Watch Frank’s first interview in full on the Chelsea website and app. #WelcomeHomeFrankChelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 4, 2019A relative rookie as a manager, the 41-year-old Lampard earned plaudits for taking Derby into the Championship playoff final in his first year in the dugout — even if they just missed out on promotion to Aston Villa.He faces no small task in returning Chelsea to the status of Premier League title contenders following Sarri’s departure to Juventus and Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid.His rebuilding efforts at Chelsea will also be hampered by a FIFA transfer ban.advertisementSarri, who departed after one season at Stamford Bridge, guided Chelsea to the Europa League title and third place in the Premier League but was never loved by Chelsea fans.”Lamps” will have no such problems.The former England midfielder played a key role in Chelsea’s golden era, making 648 appearances and scoring a club record 211 goals between 2001-2014. In that time, he won three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League.Chelsea director delighted with Lampard’s return, as manager”After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said.”We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success.”Lampard’s former Chelsea team mate Petr Cech joined the club as a technical and performance advisor last month, and the pair will play a key role in the overhaul of the playing squad.Chelsea, however, have been handed a two-window transfer ban by world soccer’s governing body FIFA for breaching rules regarding the international transfer and registration of players under 18.The club appealed against the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last month.The ban could force Lampard to put his trust in youngsters, a blueprint he developed at Derby where he blooded a number of Chelsea loanees.Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham were all involved in the playoff final at Wembley and they could all be back in west London next season.With teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi having made the breakthrough under Sarri last season, Lampard may appear the ideal choice to construct a Chelsea side based on youth.Chelsea, who finished third in the league last season, kick off their 2019-20 campaign against Manchester United on Aug. 11.Also Read | Netherlands top Sweden 1-0, to face US in Women’s WC finalAlso Read | Peru crush Chile 3-0 to set up Copa America final against BrazilAlso See:
Eden RichardsThe girls of Chancellor State College and the boys of Warners Bay High School have taken out their respective divisions of the Harvey Norman National Schools Cup.Chancellor were near unstoppable against Helensvale in the Girls Grand Final, running out 8-3 winners in a one-sided affair.The girls from Sippy Downs scored the first four touchdowns of the match to lead 4-0 at half-time, before continuing to pile on the pressure in the second stanza.The score blew out to 6-0 early in the second half before Helensvale hit back to add some respectability to the scoreboard, but the damage had been done to give Chancellor a well-deserved victory.Courtney Fietz scored a double for the victors, while Nikiah Campbell crossed twice for Helensvale in what was a good performance in a losing side.After watching the girls leave it all on the field, it was time for the boys to show the onlookers on the Sunshine Coast what they were capable of.In what was an exciting contest, Warners Bay and St Edward’s College traded touchdowns early on in their grand final, with neither side able to form any sort of a lead.It hit 3-all halfway through the first half before Warners Bay began to run over the top of their opponents late in the first stanza.Warners Bay used their superior field position and strong possession to jump to a 6-4 lead at half-time, and St Edward’s were going to need a huge effort in the second 20 to mount a comeback.St Edward’s had to be the first to score in the second half and they did just that, crossing the line after a 12-minute stalemate in which both teams continued to turn the ball over.At 6-5 with five minutes to play it was anyone’s match to win, but Warners Bay simply wanted it more, crossing twice in a row to lead 8-5 with four minutes to go.St Edward’s scored a consolation touchdown in the dying minutes, but it was Warners Bay who secured a hard-fought victory.Joshua Fredrickson and Kobe Mcwilliams scored doubles for Warners Bay, while Sandon Smith crossed twice for St Edward’s.
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team warm up before the game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The best bit in sports radio is The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz‘s “What He Looks Like Game.” Le Batard, Stugotz and Co., with the help of their listeners, try to come up with perfect descriptions of what people in sports look like. Some examples:Paxton Lynch looks like the old school Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo.Vin Scully looks like the one real human in a Disney movie filled with animated talking animals.Dan Gilbert looks like the guy who shaves in the locker room mirror at the gym while totally nude.They’ve come up with one for Jim Harbaugh and, Ohio State fans, it’s pretty perfect, right?Jim Harbaugh looks like the guy who yells at his wife in front of everyone when they lose at Pictionary on gamenight pic.twitter.com/Whz6ERQVAI— What He Looks Like (@WhatHeLooksLike) May 8, 2016He totally does.