smart causal 1 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed Most Popular Premier League News How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures It wasn’t a bad display from the hard-working frontman but a goal-less game continues his August drought, which has now been extended to 14 games across his career.But his manager has backed him despite the run and believes he’s in top form, even when he isn’t hitting the back of the net. gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes striker Harry Kane is at is best despite failing to score against Newcastle United.Spurs won the game 2-1 at St James’ Park but Kane was, more often than not playing slightly deeper and getting involved in creating moves rather than finishing them. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade latest Asked if the striker was still to return to his best form, Pochettino said: “For me, he is in his best form whether he scores or doesn’t score. I don’t have any doubt that he’s in his best form. He worked a lot for the team and I’m sure that he’s going to score.“But he can’t score three goals in every game.” silverware predicted whoops SORRY Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane applauds the club’s travelling support after beating Newcastle. possible standings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update changes Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta?
A number of workers have been questioned by Department of Social Welfare officials who raided a construction site today.The official inspection was undertaken by a number of social welfare inspectors on a site which is currently under construction.The raid took place on the site in Letterkenny earlier this morning. It is understood the inspection was part of ongoing investigations into social welfare fraud.Details of a number of workers were taken on site.It is understood the operation lasted more than an hour.The site is under construction for a number of weeks and contains a number of sub-contractors. SOCIAL WELFARE INSPECTORS RAID BUILDING SITE IN FRAUD CRACKDOWN was last modified: January 17th, 2014 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:building siteDepartment of Social Welfaredole
Comments South Africa have participated in 9 AFCONs. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)South Africa will be featuring in their 10th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and first since 2015. South Africa have won the AFCON title once in their history in 1996.In the 2019 edition, South Africa is in Group D alongside Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia.In the qualifiers for the first AFCON tournament, South Africa was disqualified due to the Apartheid situation back at home.The Bafana Bafana were then banned from the AFCON between 1959 and 1992.The ban was lifted in 93 but South Africa fell short in their attempts to reach the 94 finals in Tunisia.1996 would however turn out to be a memorable year in South African football as they were selected as hosts for AFCON 96, subsequently qualifying for their first ever tournament. They would go on to win the tournament, their only triumph in the competition.They were drawn in Group A alongside Egypt, Cameroon and Angola. Bafana Bafana topped the group after winning two and drawing one of their three games. In the quarters, they defeated Algeria 2-1 and went on to seal a place in the final following a 3-0 victory over Ghana in the semis.In the final, South Africa defeated Tunisia 2-0 to win the tournament.South Africa defeated Tunisia in the final to win their only AFCON title, in 1996.In the following edition in 1998, South Africa once again reached the finals but lost to Egypt. Earlier, they had finished second in Group B, defeated Morocco 2-1 in the quarter finals and also got past DR Congo by the same score line, in the semifinals.Against Egypt in the final, South Africa lost 2-0 to end the competition in 2nd position.The trend of South Africa reaching the semifinals at the AFCON, continued in 2000. After topping Group B which also had the likes of Algeria, DR Congo and Gabon, South Africa defeated Ghana 1-0 in the quarters.They then went on to lose 2-0 to hosts Nigeria in the semis and also lost on penalties in the third place playoff match against Tunisia, hence finishing fourth.In Mali 2002, South Africa were eliminated at the quarter final stage. After topping Group B, the Bafana Bafana lost 0-2 against Mali in the last 8.This was followed up with three consecutive group stage eliminations in the AFCON editions between 2004 and 2008.South Africa then went on to fall short in qualification for the 2010 and 2012 editions.Their next appearance at the finals came in their second home AFCON tournament in 2013. South Africa topped Group A which featured Cape Verde, Morocco and Angola. At the quarter finals, they lost 1-3 on penalties to Mali after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes.In the 2015 edition in Equatorial Guinea, South Africa were eliminated at the group stage after failing to win any of their three games, drawing only once and losing the other two.For the Gabon 2017 edition, South Africa failed to qualify for the finals tournament.Coach Stuart BaxterBaxter is a 65 year old English-born manager who is the head coach of South Africa since 2017.Baxter has been South Africa’s head coach since 2017.He played professionally for a number of clubs in England, Scotland, Australia, Sweden and in the United States.He has previously managed clubs in Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Japan and South Africa. In international football, he has managed South Africa twice as well as Finland and England U19.On 4 May 2017 Baxter was named as South Africa coach for a second time, replacing Ephraim Mashaba, who was sacked in December 2016.Star PlayerPercy TauTau is a 25 year old forward who plays at Belgian side Union SG on loan from Premier League outfit Brighton.He began his footballing career with Mamelodi Sundowns where he made 100 appearances either side of a loan to Witbank Spurs. During his time with Sundowns, he won the league title twice and the 2016 CAF Champions League once and was named Footballer of the year and joint-top goal scorer in his final season with the club.He joined Brighton in 2018 but, due to work-permit complications, was loaned out to Belgian side Union SG with whom he won the Proximus League Player of the Season award.Tau has played 18 international games, scoring an impressive 9 goals.Tau has scored 9 goals in 18 games for South Africa.Projection: Round of 16Ivory Coast fixtures at AFCON 2019-Ivory Coast vs South Africa, 24nd June-South Africa vs Namibia, 28th June-South Africa vs Morocco, 01th JulySouth Africa’s 23 Man squad for AFCON 2019Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits), Williams Rowen (Supersport), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)Defenders: Daniel Cardoso (Chiefs), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Innocent Maela (Pirates), Sifiso Hlanti (Bidvest Wits), Buhle Mkhawanazi (Bidvest Wits), Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City)Midfielders: Bongani Zungu (Amiens), Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns), Dean Furman (Super Sport), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford), Tiyani Mabunda (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thulani Serero (Vitesse), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns)Strikers: Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal St Union), Lars Veldwijk (Sparta Rotterdam), Lebogang Maboe (Mamelodi Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Mamelodi Sun downs) Tags: AFCON 2019ivory coastMoroccoNamibiaPercy TauSouth AfricaStuart Baxter
29 October 2013African political and business leaders and development experts gathered in Johannesburg on Monday to discuss regional integration and its role in boosting economic growth and human well-being on the continent at the three-day African Economic Conference.While Africa has seen high levels of economic growth over the last decade, that growth has had limited impact on boosting competitiveness and increasing the quality of life of ordinary people on the continent.Weaknesses persist in the continent’s quality of institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic policies, education and adoption of new technologies, while there are big gaps between Africa’s highest and lowest ranked economies.“This great gathering should do more than restate the case for regional integration; it must examine how to push the African continent to the next level, to become a global growth pole in its own right,” African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka said at the opening of the conference.“Robust action is what is now needed on non-tariff barriers, trade facilitation, and the movement of people. Africa has the political will and the strategic vision to make this happen. The time is right,” Kaberuka said.Because of its focus on capital-intensive, commodity-based industries, Africa has seen limited economic transformation, with little investment in the manufacturing, services and agricultural sectors. Due to these limitations, the creation of jobs, markets and institutions required to help young women and men build better futures has lagged behind.Abdalla Hamdok, deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), said that regional integration would “impel Africa to economic transformation and industrialization. Capitalising on natural resources, industrialization can swiftly add value to the continent’s exports and, therefore, stimulate job creation”.Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, director of UNDP Africa, said there needed to be a much broader definition of regional economic integration.“True, regional integration must include investments in regional infrastructure, trade and labour mobility,” Dieye told the conference. “But countries would also gain by harmonizing regulations and standards, devising common approaches to macroeconomic policy, job creation, and effective management of shared natural resources for sustainable poverty reduction and structural economic transformation.”While the benefits of integration are well-known and many of the legal frameworks in place, the challenge is how to further that agenda. Among the major hurdles are harmonising standards and regulations, boosting human resource capacities, and mobilising leadership and political will.The conference will look at the political economy of regional integration and examine closely some of the practical solutions to advance it. High-level dialogues will cover integration issues ranging from finance to water resource management, fiscal convergence and harmonization of social policies.Participants at the conference will also look at some of the trends and best practices unfolding across the continent.Source: SAnews.gov.za-NNN-AfDB
For more information on what data scientists do, check out some of our previous articles on the subject: Related Posts Closer Look: Rise of the Data ScientistSecrets of the LinkedIn Data ScientistsFoursquare Searching for Data Scientist – A Sign of Things to Come?. klint finley Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Information Extraction Computer Vision Information Retrieval and Web Information Access Knowledge Discovery in Social & Information NetworksCompare that with the top three college majors Microsoft recommends: Tags:#hack#tips Data Mining/Machine Learning/AI/Natural Language Processing Business Intelligence/Competitive IntelligenceAnalytics/Statistics – specifically Web Analytics, A/B Testing and statistical analysisAs our own Audrey Watters put it:If The Graduate were remade today, the advice to young Benjamin Braddock might be “just one word… statistics.”The application requirements are as follows: The Data Sciences Summer Institute is a six week summer program for students interested in data science. It will be held at the University of Illinois Department of Computer Science and include: a class on the mathematical foundations of data science, advanced tutorials, expert speakers and collaborative research projects. Why go? Well, data science is shaping up to be a smart career choice for the 21st century, and this looks like an excellent way for computer science majors to more acquainted with the field.Here are the subjects the summer program covers: College Junior or Senior Computer Science students (majors or minors) and beginning Graduate students.Students should show strong academic performance and must have sufficient mathematical and programming experience.Applicants must currently be living in the United States as citizens, residents or Visa holders.Here’s an introduction video from University of Illinois: Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid
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A project recently launched by the Department of Energy will produce four affordable “smart home” prototypes and plenty of useful new data on zero-energy construction.One of the Department of Energy’s most intriguing research projects – a collaboration involving Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Tennessee Valley Authority, an East Tennessee builder, and an architectural firm – aims to dig deep into the technical and practical elements of energy-efficient design and construction.The ultimate goal is to come up with combinations of construction strategies, technologies, and materials for homes that, as a recent Vada Energy blog put it, will enable builders to reliably construct zero-energy dwellings – net producers of energy that are able to push energy back into the grid, or fuel electric vehicles.Launched with a groundbreaking ceremony last fall, the Zero Energy Building Research Alliance, or ZEBRAlliance, will implement energy-efficiency technologies developed by ORNL in the construction of four 2,800-sq.-ft. model homes, each with a different envelope subsystem.A slideshow on the home page of the ZEBRAlliance website shows construction has progressed significantly – far enough for researchers to begin collecting the data they’ll need to reconfigure equipment and then run further tests.Two of the homes will have walkout basements, two will have crawl spaces, and a ground-source heat exchanger will be buried near each home’s foundation to capture waste heat from the building.ORNL and TVA researchers will measure the performance of each house, collate data, and adjust components for optimal results. The homes will be built by Schaad Companies, which chose Knoxville-based BarberMcMurry Architects to do the design work.The listing prices for the homes, which are scheduled to go on the market in early 2011, are expected to be in the upper midrange to high end.ZEBRAlliance summarizes the envelope strategies of the four houses as follows:1.One will feature SIPs (structural insulated panels). ORNL has already documented the performance of SIP homes built for a Habitat for Humanity community in Lenoir, Tennessee.2.An advanced framing strategy will be used in the second of the model homes. It will feature 2×6 studs, 24 in. on center, and OSB sheathing. The walls will be coated with a liquid-applied water-resistive barrier (WRB) and will contain R-21 flash and batt insulation (spray foam plus fiberglass batts). A Louisiana-Pacific TechShield radiant barrier will be installed in the attic, and R-49 cellulose insulation will be laid on the attic floor.3.Phase-change material (PCM) will be included in the third house, which also will framed with 2×6 studs and include an insulated crawl space. The exterior walls will be weatherized with reflective Tyvek and a Delta-Dry dual-ventilated polyethylene membrane. Cellulose-laced PCM will be installed on the attic floor and in the exterior walls.4.A 4-in. exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) and trowel-applied WRB will be used on the shell of the fourth house, which will have 2×4 walls, 24 in. on center. This model also will include an insulated crawl space.
If you’re just starting out as a filmmaker or DP, these three prime lenses are the most essential to start with.First time filmmakers often start out by shooting on zoom lenses, because that seems to be the logical choice. After all, most DSLRs come with a kit lens (which is almost always a zoom), and some filmmakers have experience with camcorder-style cameras that had a fixed zoom lens on them. But eventually, most of these same filmmakers make the jump to prime lenses.Prime lenses offer far more bang for your buck in my opinion. They’re typically much higher quality, faster, and sharper than their zoom lens counterparts — not to mention they’re much more affordable. So when you’re ready to invest in some primes, these are the three you should start with:Please note that these focal lengths are based around a full-frame sensor. If you have a cropped-sensor camera (such as the Blackmagic Pocket Camera), you’ll want to take the crop into account to get a lens with an equivalent focal length.28mmThe 28mm lens offers a slightly wider-than-normal field of view, and is usually the widest you’ll need to go in a real world shooting situation. While it can be helpful to have an 18mm or 24mm in your kit as well, the 28mm is far more versatile, as it can be used to capture extremely wide landscape shots, or moderately wide interiors.Here’s a look at the 28mm lenses offered by B&H Photo: 28mm lensesCheck out this in-depth review of the Sony FE 28mm f/2 lens from Jay SonyAlphaLab:50mmIf I had to pick a single lens to shoot everything on, it would be a 50mm. This focal length is considered the closest to the human eye’s field of view, and therefore can be used in so many different environments. From a close-up on a single actor, to a 2 or 3 shot on a group, the 50mm will have you covered and will probably be the most used lens in your kit.Here’s a selection of 50mm lenses from Adorama: 50mm lensesCheck out this video from DigitalRev where they cover some of the ins and outs of choosing a 50mm lens:85mmWhen you need to capture long lens portrait-style shots, there’s no substitute for an 85mm. In my opinion this is the best focal length for framing faces, and preferable even over the popular 135mm focal length. The reason being is that when you shoot with a 135mm lens you need to position yourself so far back from your talent to get them framed up properly. An 85mm gives you that nice short-telephoto look, but still allows you to work in a smaller space.Take a look at all of the 85mm lenses offered on Amazon: 85mm lensesHere’s one more video from DigitalRev where they compare Canon and Nikon 85mm lenses:What lenses do you consider must-have? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Last week’s newsletter filled up my inbox. I had written about goals and what I call “discipline lists.” But of the dozens of emails I received, there were only two questions asked over and over again. Those questions were, “What is on your discipline lists,” and “What is the difference between a discipline and goal?The concept is pretty straightforward, and the difference between a goal and a discipline is simple to understand (even though the intentions and results can be very different).Goals Can Be CompletedI am editing my first book now. Publishing a book is a goal. Once I publish the book, I will have achieved that goal. Writing a blog post every day is a discipline. One of the disciplines on my list is to write every day, without exception (this discipline has dramatically changed my life in ways I would have never imagined before I started). There is no end, no event, no date at which I will cross “writing every day,” off my list.Running a marathon is a goal. It has a date by that you will complete it, and upon completion, you will feel the wonderful sense of accomplishment that comes from scratching it off of your list. That’s an excellent goal, but a discipline is different. A discipline would be to exercise every day, to maintain your overall health, fitness, and well-being for the rest of your life. That discipline has no date by which you will complete it. Instead, you do the things each day that maintain your health over the course of your life.Disciplines ContinueGoals are important. It’s helpful to have the target that goals provide you, something to direct your action and provide deadlines. Goals can motivate you, and they can provide you with milestones and a way to keep score. At some point, goals are completed. When you complete them, you can—and you should—set new goals.But, in many ways, disciplines are more powerful than goals. It is easier to be effective in many areas of your life by simply by taking disciplined action every day.What’s on your discipline list?
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