Caulker ‘excited’ to join Saints

first_imgSteven Caulker has told Southampton’s website he did not hesitate to join the club when the opportunity arose.Caulker has been handed the chance to stay in the Premier League after moving from QPR on a season-long loan.Southampton have paid a £1.5m loan fee for the 23-year-old centre-back, who moved to west London from Cardiff City a year ago.QPR director of football Les Ferdinand recently dismissed an approach from West Brom for Caulker but agreed to let him join the Saints.“I’m very pleased. This club’s done fantastically well, especially over the last two years,” Caulker said.“To now join this club and be a part of it for this year is something I’m very proud of. I’m very excited.“As soon as I got the phone call from Les Ferdinand to say a fee had been agreed with Southampton I was delighted to get the opportunity to come and play here.”Caulker also believes Southampton’s style of play under boss Ronald Koeman will suit his game.He said: “They play fantastic football – it’s a style I was quite used to at Swansea.“It’s an attractive style and one I feel comfortable playing in. The manager wants players at the back who are comfortable on the ball and I feel that’s part of my game.”Meanwhile, QPR have had a bid for Wigan’s James Perch accepted and are expected to sign the former Newcastle man in the next 48 hours.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

World Economic Forum on Africa to Focus on Inclusiveness in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

first_imgThe 28th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 4-6 September 2019.The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 4-6 September. The theme of the meeting is Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.The meeting will be the first that the World Economic Forum has held in sub-Saharan Africa since 2017, when leaders from government, business and civil society from around the world gathered in Durban, South Africa.This year’s meeting falls in a year when 20 elections will take place across the region, and nearly 100 days since South African President Cyril Ramaphosa took office. While progress has been made politically in sub-Saharan Africa, economic growth is also expected to accelerate modestly in 2019 from 3.1% in 2018 to an average of 3.6% in 2019, according to the World Bank.Against this backdrop, the World Economic Forum on Africa will address a number of key issues facing the region’s inclusive development.These include: Supporting growth and integration through the African Continental Free Trade Area Creating high-quality employment opportunities and protecting workers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Employing drones to address health, infrastructure and other societal needs Using emerging technologies to advance healthcare and prepare for epidemics Implementing growth strategies that address environmental challenges and deliver industrialisationThe Co-Chairs of the meeting are: Ellen Agler, Chief Executive Officer, The END Fund, USA Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman, Roche, Switzerland Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman, A.T. Kearney, USA Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank, Nigeria Sipho M Pityana, Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti, South Africa“Africa’s successful development depends on building the right conditions for its new generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders. This means smart, agile institutions; an enabling environment for innovation that includes access to skills and capital; and a determined approach by policy-makers to level the playing field and implement policies that prioritise sustainable, inclusive growth over short-term imperatives,” said Elsie Kanza, Head of the Regional Agenda, Africa, and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum.last_img read more

Historical perspective of planting corn in April

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest How much corn is typically planted in Ohio by the third week of April?  According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ohio/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/index.asp), for the week ending April 13 no appreciable acreage of corn had been planted in Ohio (1%), which compared to 0% last year and 7% for the five year average.The table below shows corn planting progress (percentage of acres planted) in April and May for the past 15 years. This historical data shows that the percentage of corn acres planted by April 15 is usually very limited averaging 2% and ranging from 0 to 10%. By April 20, the percentage of corn acreage planted was 10% or greater in only four of the 15 years, and by April 25, it was 10% or greater in only seven of the 15 years. By April 30, the percentage of corn acres planted was 10% or greater in nine of the 15 years but in only 3 of the 15 years did the % acreage planted exceed 50%. In 2005, 55% of the corn acreage was planted by April 25 but snow and freezing rains in late April resulted in considerable replanting in early May.The data also show that in most years, even those with slow starts due to persistent cold weather in April, 60 percent or more of corn acres were planted by May 10, which is within the optimal planting date window. The recommended time for planting corn in northern Ohio is April 15 to May 10 and in southern Ohio, April 10 to May 10.Progress of corn planting, Ohio 2000-2014.Date200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014 ——————————————————-% corn planted—————————————————— April 10–21000010000400April 152322202101401000April 203324112663021702710April 255741830551910644514412April 30722743445943221895816024May 5336411835766683533166917379May 1062851585657679824622773824635Source: USDA/NASS, Annual Statistics Bulletins, 2000-2013; USDA/NASS, Crop Progress and Condition Reports, 2000-2014last_img read more

A Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour (GT7B)

first_imgLocation:AlabamaFavorite Points:197Love stumbling upon the unexpected? There’s a GeoTour for that! A Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour is located in Northern Alabama in the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and along the rushing waters of the Tennessee River. The 31 geocaches in the GeoTour capture the best parts of the region. There are views of waterfalls, civil war battle sites, and at the right time of year you may stumble upon a friendly southern-style barbecue. SharePrint RelatedA Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour (GT7B)March 5, 2019In “GeoTours”Experience Cortland GeoTour (GT21)August 31, 2017In “GeoTours”Spokane History GeoTourJanuary 8, 2016In “Community” Great geocaches on this GeoTour:Joe Wheeler State ParkTraditional Cache | GC6XGN4 | by NorthAL | D1.5/T1.5  Along the 652-mile (1050 km) long Tennessee River, Joe Wheeler State Park has beautiful vistas, campgrounds, watersports, and several geocaches for all of your outdoor adventure needs. This cache leads you just off the walking path to the water’s edge, where you’ll have a spectacular view of the river and Appalachian foothills.D.O.U. Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial GraveyardTraditional Cache | GC6Y6E3| by NorthAL| D2.5/T2.5A coon dog, or sometimes referred to as a coonhound, is a breed of hunting dog that hunts raccoons.This geocache tells the story of a man and his beloved pup, “Troop” dating back to the 1920’s. Known for his perennial hunting skills and kindness to others, Troop was admired by all who met him. After 15 years of companionship it came time for Underwood to lay his friend to rest at the campsite where they spent a lot of time together. What Underwood did not know was that others would follow suit by burying their beloved dogs at the campsite. Today the graveyard is the only one of its kind and attracts dog lovers across the United States. While searching for the cache in the area you can pay homage to many great dogs buried here.North Alabama Civil War Trail 1818 FarmMulti-Cache | GC669BM | by NorthAL | D1.5/T1.5 1818 Farms is a Multi-Cache along the North Alabama Civil War Trail in the historic town of Mooresville, Alabama. The number of caches in Mooresville out-number the population—there are 333 caches and only 58 people! You can see a variety of animals sheep, goats, cats, hens, a pot-bellied pig, mini pigs, and two Great Pyrenees guardian dogs. 5 Reasons to visit Northern Alabama:U.S. Space & Rocket CenterGorgeous waterfalls and parksFun festivals and events throughout the yearMouth watering BBQUnique craft breweries and wineriesPrizes:Geocachers receive a geocoin for 60 points. Geocachers receive a geocoin and a T-shirt for 75 points.What geocachers say:On an awesome adventure with our best caching friends, to complete the “Dash of the Unexpected”. Fantastic! Bit chilly today but still…awesome place! Thanks for placing and maintaining this cache.” -Nurse 1The amazing, outstanding, demanding, commanding and downright awesome Team Bald Mob has taken on yet another Geotour!! We came, we saw, we kicked its well you know. We left our mark for all to see!! Thank you NorthAl for giving us another opportunity to show just how great we are!! Maybe now we can get one in the southern part of Alabama!! TFTC and as always Roll Tide!!!” -GeoACT3This was the last cache in the series for us. Well the last we found. The challenge is complete and the coin in collected. Thank you to the north Alabama mountain and lakes travel bureau. So much fun competing this series. Went all over the state and had so much fun. Thank you for all of the great caches.” -The4LollyGaggersFind out more about the Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour here.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Future Interfaces: Gestures, Light and the BiDi Screen

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market According to the project team, “The BiDi Screen uses a sensor layer, separated a small distance from a normal LCD display. A mask image is then displayed on the LCD. When the bare sensor layer views the world through the mask, information about the distance to objects in front of the screen can be captured and decoded by a computer.”In the past ReadWriteWeb has covered Pattie Maes presentation of what she describes as “sixth sense” – a wearable interface where users interact with a camera, mirror and colored finger caps. We’ve also looked at other gesture-based interfaces like Microsoft’s Project Natal which encompass sensor-based cameras and voice recognition. Nevertheless, BiDi screen takes a different approach to spatial tracking. The system can be incorporated into a “thin LCD device” like a cellphone and it does not require the use of cameras, lenses, projectors or special gloves.For a complete list of BiDi project specifications or for a look at some of MIT’s video demos, check out the project website. In just a few days at the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference, MIT’s Media Lab will present a revolutionary interface that allows users to manipulate on-screen images with the wave of their hand. While we’ve seen gestural interfaces through the accelerometers in our smart phones and gaming-related devices, this system is different. MIT’s bi-directional display interface (BiDi) screen is capable of capturing both touch and off-screen gestures through the use of embedded optical sensors. dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#NYT#start#startups last_img read more

Watch Google I/O from the Comfort of Your Own Home

first_imgRelated Posts klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Best Practices for Accessing Google APIs on Android:Integration with Google APIs (such as Buzz, Latitude and Translate) can enrich many Android applications. In this session, we will demonstrate how to do so easily, efficiently and securely using the Google API Client for Java. We’ll walk you through how to authenticate for the APIs using AccountManager, how to reduce the client library size and several other Android-specific optimizations.Storing your Data on Google’s CloudGoogle Storage for Developers is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google’s infrastructure. This 101 session shows basic examples of storing data on Google’s Cloud, highlights the new features launched since Google I/O 2010, and discusses how to integrate with other Google Developer products. If you weren’t one of the few who snagged tickets to Google I/O during in the 59 minutes before they sold out, you’re in luck. Google will stream the event from www.google.com/io. Something tells me home viewers won’t be finding a Nexus S phones under their chairs, but it’s better than nothing. The livestream starts at 9:00 a.m. PST on May 10.You can find a list of sessions here. Enterprise and cloud-related sessions will include “Taking Android to Work,” “Android + App Engine: A Developer’s Dream Combination,” “Large-scale Data Analysis Using the App Engine Pipeline API,” and “Storing your Data on Google’s Cloud.”In addition to the stream, viewers will be able to submit questions to Google Sandbox developers. Forms for submitting questions should be on the site in advance of the event.Here are descriptions of a few relevant sessions:Taking Android to Work:More and more people are bringing Android devices into enterprise environments. This talk will cover general enterprise adoption considerations and related Android features. We will also provide an overview of security issues, managed internal app development, corporate app directories, and an in-depth look at a sample implementation of device management policies.Android + App Engine: A Developer’s Dream Combination:This talk will introduce App Engine Tooling for Android. A complete set of Eclipse-based Java development tools for building Android applications that are backed by App Engine. With these tools developers can focus on building fantastic Android applications using common tools and techniques that span the client and server parts of the application AND make it extremely simple to deploy the server side to App Engine. This talk walks through building a fantastic cloud based android application. Tags:#enterprise#mobile center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The sessions will be captioned in real-time to ensure accessibility. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Choose Excuses or Reasons

first_imgOne of the ways that the human ego protects itself is by rationalizing, by making excuses that absolve you of responsibility for your poor performance.You didn’t reach your sales goal? Your brain provides the excuse. It was the economy, the government, your territory, or your competitor’s price.You mishandled an important conversation by being unduly harsh or obstinate? Your brain rationalizes away your bad behavior by reminding you that nothing you said was untrue, and the person you were speaking with really needed to hear what you said.You skipped your morning workout? Well, you were really tired, it’s just one workout, and you can make it up tomorrow.The one force that overcomes excuses is reasons. With strong enough reasons, your excuses weaken and lose their hold.The people who reach their goals are resourceful and determined enough to find a way because their reasons are stronger than their excuses. For some of them, the reason might be their very survival. For others, the reason might have been their identity; they can’t imagine not being a person who achieves their goals. The reason and motivation may be their own, but it is there, and it propels them ever forward.The people who handle difficult conversations well do so because their reasons for honoring the relationship and the individual are stronger than their need to vent their anger. It may not be easy, but they don’t make excuses or rationalize their bad behavior.The people who are at the gym or on the asphalt have powerful reasons for being there, like their health, their energy, and their vitality. They know that their excuses won’t provide for them what their reasons provide.Your mind will let you find excuses or it will let you find reasons. Which you choose is 100% in your control, and the choice you make rules your results, for good or for ill.last_img read more

Chris Ross credits teammates: ‘Everyone was up to the task’

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross was back to his old self Friday night in San Miguel’s 111-102 win after his worst performance of the series in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.The freshly-minted Best Player of the Conference finished with 10 points, 11 assists, five steals, and four rebounds to help the Beermen move within a win of ending their drought in the mid-season conference.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Eager to contribute, Santos wills San Miguel to comeback win View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? But San Miguel first had to recover from a lackluster showing made worse by TNT’s hot shooting in the first half, where it trailed by 61-46, at halftime.“We have a really great discussion at halftime,” he said. “We know we didn’t play good basketball in the first half. We just told everyone to dig deep, find that championship spirit that we know we have, and luckily – I don’t know if it’s a switch or sense of desperation, we came out in the third quarter and locked down defensively, picked the pressure up, and it went our way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsArwind Santos changed the complexion of the game for the Beermen in the second half, dropping 14 points in the period as the rest of the team buckled down on defense.Ross praised their team captain’s efforts in shutting down the hot-shooting Ranidel de Ocampo in the next two periods, saying, “Arwind came out and he was amazing for us. He stuck on Ranidel, made some big shots, kind of turn the tide for us.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “They always say the first game is hard and the closeout game is the hardest. We know that those guys are not gonna lay down. Every game has been a battle,” he said. “We gonna try to get as much rest as possible, look at film, see where what went wrong when they went up by 15 and try to correct those things, and come out for battle on Sunday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel continued to control the pace, speeding up the game with June Mar Fajardo on the bench.Ross said that the way the team played is a testament on the caliber the players the Beermen have, that even though the three-time PBA MVP is on the bench, the team can still hold their own against the best of the opposing team.“I mean, we’re a pretty deep team, and we have a lot of guys that can play, lot of guys that are really talented,” he said. “Even if June Mar sits down, Arwind can fill in. It’s just like we’re playing all-Filipino. We’re used to that, we have four shooters on the outside and one big man and it makes us quicker defensively. Even without June Mar out there, I think everyone was up to the task and when June Mar is in there, we got to figure out some ways for him to be productive for us.”Now owning a 3-2 series lead, San Miguel has a golden chance to wrap up the series on Sunday.However, Ross expects TNT to give its all for Game 6, noting that the hardest game of any series is always the clincher.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Biado rules 9-ball to give PH first ever gold in World Games

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Biado, runner up in the 2015 WPA 10-Ball World Championship, pocketed his biggest achievement yet after giving the country something to be proud of in the prestigious global competition of non-Olympic sports.He overshadowed the feat of Dennis Orcollo, who brought home the first medal from the Games by ending up with the bronze in men’s 9-ball during the 2014 edition in Cali, Columbia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the semifinals, Biado downed Japan’s Oi Naoyuki, 11-7, to arrange the finale with Shaw, an 11-6 winner over Taipei’s Ko Pin-Yi in the other semis pairing.While Orcollo celebrated the achievement, Chezka Centeno tumbled out of the medal podium following a 9-3 defeat at the hands of China’s Han Yu during their playoff for the bronze. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Don’t compare me to Spitz and Phelps, says history man Dressel The 18-year-old from Zamboanga City who won the women’s 9-ball gold in the 2015 World Games held in Shanghai, China dropped a 6-9 decision to China’s Chen Siming earlier in the semifinals.Biado, who briefly ranked No.1 in the world two years ago, and the seventh-ranked Centeno formed part of the eight players from Asia who made it to the world games based on their world rankings.Both of them are the hot favorites to retain their 9-ball pool titles as the 11-man national billiard squad competes in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19-30.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Cue artist Carlo Biado struck the first gold medal for the Philippines in the history of the World Games.The 33-year-old ruled the 9-ball men’s pool finals Saturday at the expense of Great Britain’s Jayson Shaw, 11-7, in the ongoing quadrennial World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more