Ghanaians express mixed feelings on return of AC Milan duo

first_imgMany Ghanaians have expressed mixed feelings following the controversial return of two controversial Black Stars players both of whom are with Serie A giants AC Milan.Even though they both announced a return to the Black Stars with a letter, the contents of the letters were markedly different.Sulley Muntari had to apologise with a letter for his unruly behaviour during the Ghana Lesotho game in Maseru. On the other hand, Kevin Prince Boateng had to write to confirm his availability and readiness to play again for the Black Stars, having already written to announce his temporary retirement.On both occasions, the Ghana Football Association demanded letters from the two players and they have complied, even if the letters were scanty in details.JOY Sports hit the streets of Accra to sample views of football enthusiasts (all of who pleaded anonymity) on the matter and opinions were divided.While some were of the view that it was a good thing to have the two players back for the Black Stars since they added a rich vein of experience to the squad, others also opined that head coach Kwesi Appiah must not call them for any games since they (the players) especially, KPB had taken Ghana for granted. A section of the fans also pleaded for forgiveness for them with the rest of the lot wondering the situation with the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan.The GFA gave yesterday Thursday August 23, 2013 as the deadline for all the players to submit their respective letters.However the letters of the sons of former Ghana international Abedi Ayew Pele are yet to reach the offices of the nation’s football governing body, at least as of the time of filing this report.Meanwhile the GFA has accepted the letters from KPB and Sulley Muntari, but is yet to communicate its decision on Andre and Jordan Ayew, especially as the deadline has elapsed. It will be recalled that KVP officially wrote to the Ghana Football Association about two years ago announcing his resignation from the Black Stars saying the physical demands of playing for both club and country at high levels are taking a toll on his health.”Sulley Muntari is was alleged to have confronted coach Kwesi Appiah in front of the technical team and playing body of the Black Stars following his substitution in a Lesotho-Ghana world cup qualifier in Maseru which Ghana won by 2-0.last_img read more

Read More →

Florida Man Sings and Reads to Relax Alligators During Pandemic

first_imgOne Florida resident is taking time to bring comfort to reptiles who are disoriented by the pandemic.Michael Womer is known as the “Gator Crusader.”He regularly posts videos in which he gets extremely close to alligators during live shows.Wormer explains that he has loved alligators since childhood, even going so far as telling his high school counselor that he wanted to perform with gators at that time.He recently shared with our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, what changes he has made during the challenges of recent months, and whether he believes that alligators can sense the difference.Typically, Womer performs with a gator show in central Florida.His videos show him performing stunts and even reading to the alligators.According to Womer, alligators can tell something is different when they are not many people around them.“They don’t know exactly what’s happening, but they do register something is going on,” he said. “In order for an alligator to eat out in the wild, they have to be very observant. They are smarter than most people think.”Additionally, he explains that the change in the reptiles’ behavior was obvious in the first couple of days.“The first day or two, I had one or two that would just kind of sit in the back of the pen like, ‘I don’t know what’s happening. It’s weird,’” he said. “I started singing to them. I read them books. I talk to them, and then all of a sudden, they’re like, ‘All right. I know this guy. It’s OK.”The change in his personal work has provided Womer with an opportunity to reach a more global audience through streaming and posting his videos on YouTube.last_img read more

Read More →

RFH Looks Into Replacing Wooden Grandstand

first_imgBy Christina JohnsonRUMSON – Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School officials say it’s time to say goodbye to the home team’s aging wooden grandstand, and replace it with a new aluminum one.The district is seeking bids to build a new stadium seating system and press box at Two River Times Field behind the high school at 74 Ridge Road.“It’s not an issue of safety; it’s not going anywhere,” said Superintendent Pete Righi. Instead, he said it’s more about solving the cyclical problem of replacing the weatherboards about every 10 to 15 years. It’s time again.“All you need to do is sit on them – they are splintering. The wood is cracking, the wood is getting beat up. It probably is a safety issue as far as splinters go,” he said, with a worried laugh.Business administrator Frank Gripp said the grandstand replacement is part of the district’s long-range plan for improvements but not necessarily “a must-do” item this year. The exterior brick-and-block exterior encasing the seating system, probably installed in the 1940s, will also be replaced with a similar style that can be utilized for storage.Looking through the side window of the Press Box, which will also be part of the upgrade plan.The new press box will have sections for the coaching staffs of the home and visiting team, separated by an announcer’s booth. There will also be a coaches’ platform on the roof so the team leaders can have a bird’s eye view of the turf field. The sound system will not be replaced.At this time, the district is not looking to replace the visitor’s wooden grandstand across the turf field. The seating was replaced in 2008 and is not in need of repair, said officials.Outside of athletic events, the school has also held graduations and occasional community fairs at the venue.Gripp acknowledged that soft wooden floor, steps and purple benches have been a distinctive tradition at RFH’s Borden Stadium for many years. “But we’re at the point now where nostalgia is getting very expensive,” he said.last_img read more

Read More →

Police destroy 25,000 ganja plants in Berbice River

first_imgThe dried ganja that were foundThe marijuana farmRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Wednesday conducted a drug eradication exercise at Kimbia and Kaiuwa, Upper Berbice River, where an estimated 25,000 marijuana plants were destroyed.According to information received, the Police found three fields of cannabis with thousands of plants, ranging between two and seven feet in height, estimated to weigh about 13,000 kilograms.In addition, a nursery containing about 3000 seedlings, four camps, and approximately 35 kilograms of dried cannabis were unearthed during the raid.The Police have since destroyed nearly five acres of ganja. No arrests have been made. Earlier in the month, at least 2000 cannabis plants measuring four inches to five feet in height were destroyed at Low Wood, Demerara River on Thursday.Based on reports received, a team of Police ranks of A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) conducted the exercise during which a three-acre marijuana farm was discovered and destroyed. In addition, several nurseries and a makeshift camp with a quantity of dried marijuana were also found and burnt.last_img read more

Read More →

Opera Enables Unite in Latest Alpha of Opera 10.10 and It’s Actually Pretty Good

first_imgOpera currently only makes a small set of services available (you can find them here), but developers will be able to create their own services as well. In our tests, Unite worked just as advertised. We were able to stream our music, access our photos, and serve up a simple website. We didn’t test all of the available services, but there is also a file uploader that allows you to quickly upload a file to your machine at home, as well as a file-sharing service that allows users to host their own files. Another neat app is the “Fridge,” where you can post sticky notes for other users to see. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting You can make your services publicly available for everybody on the Internet, password protect them, or make them available only to you when you are logged in with your Opera credentials. There are obviously some security concerns to be considered when you run a service like this on your Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, though Opera obviously argues that Unite is secure.If you want to give it a try, you can download the latest beta of Opera 10.10. Just remember that this is beta software, and things will inevitably break. Today, just a few days after the release of version 10 of its desktop browser, Opera has already released a new beta alpha version of the next iteration of its flagship product. This version includes a few bug fixes, but most importantly, it also enables Opera Unite, the hyped and then quickly forgotten browser-based web server that Opera announced in June. Given that Unite will soon be part of the default install of Opera, we thought that now would be a good time to have another look at Unite and see if it lives up to its promise to “reinvent the web.” A Web Server on Your DesktopWhen Opera announced Unite, the company’s PR material said that it would “reinvent the web.” This is where Opera’s PR went wrong and may be the main reason why people quickly lost interest in Unite. Here is what Unite really does: it allows you to easily turn your desktop into a web server and run a number of web services like photo-sharing, file-sharing, messaging, forum, web server, and online media player right from your machine and access all of these services from anywhere. If you are currently using Simplify Media or a similar service, you are already familiar with the basic idea of how Unite works. Just like with Simplify Media, you can access these services only when the program is actually running on your computer, so it’s not a replacement for a hardware device like the Pologplug. center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Read More →

7 Filmmaking Safety Tips

first_imgImage via Rebel Sun.Along with closed-toe shoes, proper attire is a key element of overall set safety. This means avoiding clothing that has baggy sleeves or long, loose ends to avoid accidentally snagging equipment. You’ll also need to be able to move freely and quickly, so functional-yet-professional attire protects everyone.Never Assume The Camera Is Safe Closed-Toe ShoesImage via Shutterstock.Film sets can already be dangerous places, but they’re even more so if you show up with a non-professional attitude (or attire). Closed-toe shoes are a necessity because everyone on set will need to navigate gear, wires, and potential hazards like broken lights — not to mention lifting heavy rigs and equipment. Be professional, and don’t risk harming yourself or others.Proper Use of C-StandsHow to properly set-up (and break-down) C-stands should be everyone’s first lesson in film school. (I know from experience that it’s not.) An improperly set-up C-stand can be devastating to a production, especially if it drops potentially thousands of pounds of gear, backdrops, or equipment onto the people around you. Anyone who comes into contact with C-stands needs to know how to handle them properly and safely.Dress Practically and Professionally Follow these tips to keep your shoot safe and successful.Cover image via Studio Binder.In 2014, the film industry was shocked when a 27-year-old camera assistant died while filming a feature film on set in Georgia. Sarah Jones’s death rippled throughout the industry, and safety standards, which had been slipping for years, returned to the forefront of Hollywood’s attention.Whether you’re working on a big-budget Hollywood production with union rules and large crews or a small-time indie project with a few friends, safety should always come first.No matter your budget, here are some basic filmmaking safety tips that can protect you and your crew on your next shoot.Proper Cord ManagementIf you’re on a film set, cords will undoubtedly appear. It’s important to know how to work with them and how to safely store or use them on set. Loose cords are a huge safety hazard. If you’re not sure how to properly tie or tape down cord lines, your set is simply not safe.Along with the video above, here are some more resources for cord management best practices.Production Tips: 6 Ways to Manage Cords on SetGrips, Gaffers, and Best Boys: The Grip and Electric DepartmentsA Beginner’s Guide to Wrapping/Wrangling Cables the Professional Waycenter_img Image via The Black and Blue.On many sets, your camera’s (or cameras’) safety is your highest priority. It’s often the most expensive piece of equipment, and obviously it’s the most important. Never, ever assume that it’s safe, no matter where it is — especially if it’s on a tripod or a rig. All it takes is one person to unscrew a mount, get distracted, and forget about it. The results can be disastrous.Stick to a Schedule, Take BreaksImage via Shutterstock.Film set safety and good pre-production go hand and hand. If you have a good producer and a solid production schedule, safety is much easier to maintain. If you’re on a poorly managed shoot where everything is behind schedule and your crew is overworked, it’s much more likely that an accident will occur — to the detriment of your production and livelihood.Prioritize SafetyIt’s important to make safety a priority from the beginning. Bigger film sets obviously have safety managers who keep an eye out for any potential problems. If you’re on a small crew, you’ll need to keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s minds in every meeting and discussion.What are some safety tips you practice on set? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Read More →

Ravena saves the day as NLEX downs Meralco

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises PBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena took charge when it mattered the most, drilling the turnaround jumper over the outstretched arms of Chris Newsome with 0.9 seconds to spare and lifting NLEX to a thrilling 87-85 victory over Meralco Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome.The super-rookie topped the Road Warriors with 21 points, seven rebounds, and four assists as he commandeered his team’s belated run after staring at a 10-point deficit midway in the fourth period.ADVERTISEMENT Tough love from mom lights fire under Mike DiGregorio MERALCO 85 — Salva 20, Newsome 15, Amer 14, Hugnatan 10, Lanete 10, Caram 7, Canaleta 4, Hodge 3, Bono 2, Dillinger 0, Tolomia 0.Quarters: 10-26, 38-37, 62-65, 87-85. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH With NLEX trailing 72-82, Ravena seized the spotlight and led the 13-0 blast to grab the lead, including a gutsy go-ahead trey with 43.4 seconds remaining to push the Road Warriors up, 83-82.Baser Amer committed a turnover on the other end which led to JR Quiñahan extending the NLEX lead to three, 85-82, but Newsome kept the Bolts alive as he completed the and-one play off of a Ravena foul to knot the score at 85 in the last 15.3 ticks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat was all the time the two-time UAAP MVP needed to atone for his miscue, taking control of the rock and propelling the Road Warriors to an even 4-4 slate.Larry Fonacier went perfect from downtown with his 4-of-4 sniping and wound up with 17 markers and six boards. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kevin Alas added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Alex Mallari had 12 markers and 10 boards for NLEX.Meralco could not sustain its hot start where it erected an 18-point lead in the first half, spoiling the big night from seldom-used Nico Salva who fired a career-best 20 points on an efficient 9-of-12 shooting.Newsome had 15 markers, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, while Amer got 14 points and five boards in the Bolts’ third straight defeat to drop to 2-6.The Scores:NLEX 87 — Ravena 21, Fonacier 17, Alas 15, Mallari 12, Al-Hussaini 6, Quiñahan 6, Baguio 4, Gotladera 2, Miranda 2, Monfort 2, Uyloan 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Read More →

14 days agoEx-Liverpool goalkeeper James: Pickford still England’s best

first_imgEx-Liverpool goalkeeper James: Pickford still England’s bestby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool goalkeeper David James says Jordan Pickford is the “best” English goalkeeper ahead of their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.Everton keeper Pickford is set to add to his 21 caps for the national side this week as England take on Czech Republic and Bulgaria on away soil.”I’m a fan of Jordan,” James said. “Looking at the Premier League clubs now I think there’s quite a few young English goalkeepers coming through but I still think he is the best about at the moment.”I like him, he’s confident. It will be interesting to see how his development goes.”Having had such a meteoric rise to the England position and shoring up that no.1 spot, there’s going to be a lull at some point. But he’s decent and he’s a good lad. When I’ve spoken to him he’s very focused, which is obviously very important.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Read More →

UNC Honored Coach K’s 1,000 Wins Before Tonight’s Rivalry Game

first_imgCoach K honored before game against UNC.UNC and Duke just tipped off in the latest installment of their classic rivalry. The first game between the two teams back on Feb 18 was an overtime thriller, before which the two schools joined together to honor legendary former UNC coach Dean Smith, who had just passed away.Tonight, UNC returned the favor, presenting Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski with a plaque to commemorate him reaching the 1,000-win plateau. The public address announcer at the Dean Dome also thanked Krzyzewski for the respect he showed Smith after his passing.Great moment by @GoHeels players and Coach Roy Williams to honor Mike Krzyzewski’s 1,000 wins. #UNCvsDUKE pic.twitter.com/v67UFaeJvu— Durham Magazine (@durhammag) March 8, 2015Cool gesture on UNC’s part, and a great show of admiration and respect within the confines of a heated rivalry.last_img read more

Read More →