New Motherwell boss: It’s all about avoiding relegation

first_imgNew Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson says the only target he is setting his sights on is to avoid relegation this season.The Fir Park club sit 10th in the Scottish Premiership, four points off the bottom, with 10 games remaining. Robinson, who was acting caretaker manager, was announced as Mark McGhee’s permanent successor on Wednesday.He says his priority is quite simply to stay in the top division and believes he has the characters at the club to achieve this aim. “Keep the club in the division, that’s the be-all and end-all at the minute in time,” he said. “We’ll worry about things after that and male plans for going forward after that. “We can’t sign any other players so we have to deal with what we’ve got and get through to the end of the season.“We’ve got the hand we’ve been dealt now so we’ve got to get the players in shape and winning football matches. “If they show the quality and desire, especially the desire they’ve shown in the last two games, then we’ll be ok. “I think we’ve got good characters here. I’ve been at places and involved at football clubs were people aren’t pulling in the same direction. “We have people pulling in the same direction, from the players, the staff, people in the background who really care for this place and I think that gives you a good chance.” Robinson also confirmed James McFadden will remain as assistant manager at Motherwell until his contract ends.last_img read more

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Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of June 30, 2018

first_imgWant to live vicariously on a Disney Cruise? TouringPlans has you covered–Julia (blog author and Outlet Report Intern), her daughter Lily (of Best Week Ever), and husband Erwin (of…just Erwin, I guess) are setting sail this Saturday for an 11-night Southern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy. Follow along with live tweets on the TouringPlans twitter account.Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week: Disney Cruise Line: In The NewsThe Bahamian Department of Island Revenue has announced that effective July 1, 2018, the VAT (Value Added Tax) rate will increase from 7.5% to 12%. If you are budgeting for a Bahamian cruise after this time, or any cruise that stops at Castaway Cay, keep this in mind when crunching numbers!The Disney Cruise Line Navigator app has a new update! You may recall that the last major update saw a change to the countdown interface – and internet outrage ensued. Thankfully, jeers have turned to cheers with the new countdown – I mean look at how cute it is!! Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!Ports of Callcenter_img Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Born In ChinaBeauty and the BeastGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesCars 3Doctor StrangeThor: RagnarokCocoStar Wars: The Last JediBlack PantherA Wrinkle In TimeAvengers: Infinity WarSolo: A Star Wars Story Incredibles 2 For future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationCan you believe next week is already the Fourth of July? Summer, slow down! If you’ll be on board for the holiday, you may be treated to various star spangled activities. Offerings will vary by sailing, but may include themed crafts, stage shows, musical performances, special drinks of the day, characters greeting in patriotic costumes, and perhaps even the Independence Day dinner menu in the dining rooms!Speaking of special days on board….this week’s #AskIt wants you to pick your favorite DCL themed cruise. Are you a hard-core Halloween on the High Seas cruiser? Maybe it’s the Marvel Day at Sea that tickles your fancy? Make sure to go over and vote, and tell me in the comments about your favorite!Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time picking which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!Special thanks Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article!Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.last_img read more

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Golfing first for Soweto high school

first_imgThe school had never obtained anything less than an 80 percent matric pass rate, he added. A golf facility has opened at Soweto’s Kwadedangendlale High School – a first for South Africa’s world-famous township. The project is open to the entire community of the suburb of Zola, thanks to the help of some generous sponsors. His department intended on working with the trust to sharpen its interventions in developing sport around the country. “The lessons learned will also put us in the right position as we develop and finalise the case of sport.” He says he has been teaching golf for over 10 years now, even though they did not have resources. In all, he teaches some 54 learners from five different schools including Kwadedangendlale High, neighbouring Sivuleleni Primary School and Pace Commercial School. TrustThe principal of the school, Thomas Mnisi, also gave a few words of gratitude and promised the sponsors that they had not bet on a losing horse.”This day, The Sports Trust has earned the trust of the school because trust is earned and the trust has earned it,” he said. Source: City of Johannesburg It is the first facility of its kind in Soweto and will be available for the whole community of Zola to use. The project comes after tireless efforts were made by Tebogo Mosiane, a local golfing coach. LeagueNow that they have the right equipment, his next desire is to set up a golfing league where the students can compete against each other. “It is our intention and resolve to draw from The Sports Trust”s expertise and models as we shape and chart a developmental trajectory and transformation landscape for sport and recreation in South Africa and its people.”center_img 8 August 2011 “The Sports Trust has since its inception been a catalyst for meaningful change in sport and recreation,” he said. The Kwadedangendlale High School Golf Project was handed over at the school on 2 August amid much celebration. The facility, which consists of a putting green and practice nets, was donated by The Sports Trust in partnership with Nedbank and Sun International. Mosiane, who is also an administrator at the school, had countless meetings with The Sports Trust and other stakeholders in an effort to get them to consider developing golf in his community. Mnisi gave a brief history of the school and explained the meaning of the word “dedangendlale”. It is a Zulu word that loosely translates as “a huge maize field”. For the school, the name was symbolic of teachers planting seeds or feeding the ground so that one day it would produce food to feed nations, he explained. To officially launch the project, Mbalula and three learners made an opening putt, and posed for photographs. The handover at Kwadedangendlale was attended by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who commended the sponsors for developing sports in townships.last_img read more

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Newspaper as a Platform: Guardian Launches API

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Features#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img The Guardian just launched a new API which will allow third-party developers to access and reuse the Guardian’s content database in their own applications. The new API is part of the Guardian’s new Open Platform, which, as of today, consists of the API and a Data Store, but the Guardian also announced that it plans to offer more services in the near future. The Data Store is a collection of high quality data sets which are curated by the Guardian and hosted on Google Docs.This move by the Guardian comes just about a month after the New York Times opened up its Article Search API, which also gives developers access to a complete set of the paper’s content (Disclosure: RWW is a syndication partner of the NYT). The New York Times, however, provides access to a more varied set of data and includes specialized APIs for accessing its movie reviews, breaking news, or information about the U.S. Congress. Other news organizations like the BBC or NPR also offer similar APIs.Data Store Uses Google DocsThe Data Store and its accompanying blog are more directly aimed at consumers. The Data Store houses a collection of all of the statistics that the newspaper has published. Unlike the New York Times, however, the Guardian does not yet provide an equivalent to the Data Visualization Lab. Interestingly, the Guardian chose Google Docs as its repository for this data. Here, for example, is the Guardian’s spreadsheet with the U.S. public debt since 2001.Future of the Newspaper?We have already seen a number of very interesting uses of the NYT APIs, and we will surely see a lot of interesting and useful applications that will now make use of the Guardian’s data. What is more interesting, however, is that some newspaper are clearly beginning to understand where the future of their business lies (the Guardian now also exposes full-text RSS for all of its sections).  If anything, this feels like a far smarter way to go than the MediaNews Group’s misguided attempt to put proprietary printers into readers’ living rooms. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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World junior hockey on 660 NEWS

first_imgCanada booked its semifinal spot at the world junior hockey tournament with an 8-2 quarterfinal victory over Switzerland.You’ll be able to hear Thursday’s Canada versus the Czech Republic semifinal meeting live on 660 NEWS at 6 p.m. We’ll still provide traffic, weather and news updates throughout the hockey broadcast.The winner will advance to the gold medal game and play either the USA or Sweden.The Canadians defeated the Czechs 9-0 last month in exhibition action.last_img

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Giggs satisfied with Wales performance

first_imgDespite having lost the final of the China Cup 1-0 to Uruguay, Ryan Giggs has described himself as happy with the entire squad’s overall performance in the tournamentWales had their chances to open the scoring against Uruguay with Andy King twice coming close to scoring against goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. Gareth Bale later forced the Uruguayan into another fine save, but they appeared to lose their rhythm after Edinson Cavani scored after the break in his 100th appearance at international level.“Of course, against teams like that you’re going to ride your luck but they showed us the utmost respect,” said Giggs, according to Sky Sports.“We won’t play against much better teams than that in terms of experience and talent. It was a great learning curve for the players and a great test which I thought they stood up to.“What I want from my team is to go to the end and I thought we did. Suarez and Cavani were going to the end, and we were still in the game.“Ryan Hedges put in that fantastic cross right at the end, and on another day we’d have got someone on the end of it.”Players who made it public that they weren’t happy in their club Jozef Fabian – September 12, 2019 Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch.Overall the newly appointed Wales manager was pleased with their overall performance in the tournament and believes that there is a lot of promise within the squad.“We’ve had two very different opponents and two different performances, but equally pleasing in many ways.“I have learned there is a fantastic team spirit which I knew beforehand but then witnessing it was brilliant.“There’s also a lot of quality in the squad, and more that’s been left at home as well.“I’m really happy with the young lads who have come in and done well and with the squad as a whole.”last_img read more

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Sandals Foundation is Inspiring Joy with a Toy to Over 2000 Turks

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 7, 2016 – Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Beaches Resorts is ‘Inspiring Joy with a Toy’ this holiday season, all thanks to a unique partnership between the foundation and Hasbro, Inc., one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers.Thousands of local children were given the opportunity to party with Sandals Foundation volunteers, Jolly Old St. Nick, and several of their favorite furry Sesame Street friends.   “This year we are celebrating our annual toy drive under the motto Inspire Joy with a Toy,” said organizer and PR Manager Elanor Krzanowski said, “and we are truly inspiring joy, laughter and happiness among so many kids across the island.”The festivities started with excitement when 100 students from two government schools, Ianthe Pratt and Enid Capron were invited to attend Sandals Foundation’s sponsored S.T.A.R. (Sandals Travel Agency Recognition) Awards Children’s Christmas at Treasure Beach.During this event, several travel partners from North America, UK, Canada and Latin America had the opportunity to not only interact with the selected students, but also to hand deliver their gifts.“We are happy that we were able to share this experience with our travel partners,” said Heidi Clarke, Director of Programmes for the Sandals Foundation. “The travel agents do so much in creating awareness for the Foundation. We wanted them to see and interact with the students and be a part of our philanthropic efforts here in Turks & Caicos.”Later in the week, Sandals Foundation volunteers visited neighboring School Ianthe Pratt Primary to deliver over 600 Toys to students at the school.“Although the Ianthe Pratt Primary falls outside our sponsored school curriculum, they are a part of our The Bight community and we do all that we can in supporting several educational and recreational initiatives at the school.” Said, PR Manager Elanor Krzanowski, “Last year we were able to donate Christmas gift to the top performing students at that school, this year, I am excited to say that we were able to increase inventory with Hasbro, Inc to include all students at Ianthe Pratt.” The group of volunteers also took the Christmas celebration treat to their Five Cay based Sponsored school Enid Capron Primary, where every students received a gift and treat as they do every year.  “We have been working with Enid Capron for the past decade, and have hosted several Christmas treats over the years, the excitement and the beaming faces never get old, and it’s actually one of the highlights of my Christmas.”  Krzanowski continued,  “I am just really grateful that I work for a resort where corporate responsibility is the core of their operation, every Christmas children across the island can look forward gift and treats from Beaches and the Sandals Foundation.”This year, the Sandals Foundation was able to extend the Christmas treats to not just students at its adopted schools, but also children in the Providenciales community which included several churches and the local orphanage and the foster children program.“The students look forward to this event every year and it is the highlight of their Christmas. It is with great appreciation that the Enid Capron family expresses profound thanks to the Sandals Foundation for once again hosting our annual Christmas party and bringing gifts for every single student at our school.”  Said Enid Capron Principal Sophia Garland.Nikeemo King of the Ianthe Pratt Primary school also expressed her gratitude, “Once again, thank you to Beaches Resort and The Sandals Foundation for pitting smiles on our students faces for the holiday, I am grateful”Other Christmas treats and celebrations included, Clement Howell High School Christmas Treat, The Bight Community Kids Christmas Party, The Beaches Staff Christmas party, which expected to see over 800 kids in attendance.All Christmas treat activities included face painting, line dancing, arts and crafts, and coloring sessions while kids indulged in mouthwatering delights such as cheeseburgers, hotdogs, cotton candies, ice cream and beverages.last_img read more

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Martial hoping for an extended Solskjaer stay

first_imgAnthony Martial has tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to retain the managerial position at Manchester United on a permanent basis.The French midfielder revealed the entire squad is enjoying the reign of the Norwegian boss ahead of their clash with PSG.Martial scored a superb solo goal in United’s 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday to enter the top four and further extend the unbeaten run under the 45-year-old to 11 games.French connexion ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/6q6N13MBFS— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) December 22, 2018“Well, obviously things are going really well at the moment. We’re really happy to have him here,” the France forward told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s mouth-watering Champions League showdown against Paris Saint-Germain.“Sure, I hope we can continue with him. The final decision isn’t down to us but certainly, we’re happy he’s here at the moment.”“We’ve got a coach who’s got different intentions, a different approach,” Martial disclosed via FourFourTwo. “We’re trying to do what he wants us to do.“When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence and a lot of determination. That’s really a boost to us.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He had a lot of confidence in us and we’re trying to pay him back in kind.“He’s asking me to attack more, that’s my job after all – to make the difference, as it were, to be more decisive“Things are working out well for the other attackers as well. I hope we can continue to be as effective and efficient.”.@AnthonyMartial: “Obviously things are going really well at the moment so we’re happy to have him [Ole] here with us.” #MUFC pic.twitter.com/5pELklKcg0— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 11, 2019However, Solskjaer feels that there is still room for improvement when it comes to Martial’s finishing.“He’s often said that to me and even previous managers have said that to me,” he added.“I think if I do manage to do that [and] get beyond the defence then I will score more goals.”last_img read more

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Amazons new Pegasus drive robot will save workers from heavy lifting

first_img Amazon re:MARS coverage While 800 robotic units are already in place at this single facility, Amazon said they aren’t meant to replace their human counterparts.  Mobile Tech Industry Internet Culture Share your voice “We employ the same number of people now that we did before we had the robotics field. The robots just pick up the extra workload,” Cathryn Kachura, a flow control specialist from the Denver sorting center, said in a blog post. Within six months of their launch in October 2018, the robots have already collectively traveled more than 1.5 million miles throughout the center. “We will need to hire more people to help sustain the increased productivity levels,” Steve Campbell, director of Amazon robotics product strategy, said in the blog post. “This is the chain reaction of job growth we strive for when designing robotic systems.”Originally published June 5.June 6: Adds comment from Amazon  0 Amazon relies on technology like robots to increase efficiency at its shipping centers.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon’s newest helping hand is a 2-foot-tall orange robot. The Pegasus drive robot technology, which will join the ranks of Amazon’s Kiva robots, is already helping workers move individual packages at a sorting center in Denver, the company said Wednesday at its re:MARS AI conference in Las Vegas. Amazon plans to roll out the program at more sorting centers later this summer. The robots are attached to a conveyer belt that leads them to employees. The employees place a package on each of the robots, which travel to their predetermined eject station. The actions give rise to a “robot highway,” where robots simultaneously transport packages to different stations within the facility all under two minutes. “Our new Pegasus drive units help to reduce sort errors, minimize damage, and speed up delivery times,” Amazon said in an emailed statement. Amazon Prime Air’s new delivery drone could sneak up on you Amazon’s voice assistant will get smarter. These new Alexa Prize teams will help Amazon’s Alexa will soon be able to schedule a whole movie night out Amazon StyleSnap uses AI to help you shop for clothescenter_img 1:21 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Post a comment Google’s AI defeats humans at StarCraft, Amazon readies… Amazon Robotslast_img read more

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Mission Shakti Will Indias antisatellite missile ASAT test trigger space arms race

first_imgTesting an ASAT system, India showed its military might in space as it became the 4th country to become a part of a unique space power club. The test could trigger a more intensive space weaponisation race in the region.Representative imageIndia’s historic anti-satellite missile (ASAT) test could become a fluttering red flag to the Chinese Dragon that could intensify the efforts to weaponise space. India joined as the fourth nation on the elite list of countries – after the US, Russia and China – with anti-satellite missile capability when it destroyed down a test satellite by Mission Shakti on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s success in a special announcement to the nation. Observers say Indian must have shot down a test satellite that it had sent up as non-commercial payload on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) recently to placed on a low earth orbit (LEO).At a time when warfare is becoming more and more network-centric utilizing satellites that can overfly enemy territory, the ability to destroy or jam a strategically important spacecraft is a huge force multiplier, according to experts. India has launched a series of satellites that can peep through cloud and tree cover to sent back militarily valuable data and reports say the recent the Indian Air Force (IAF) air strike on Pakistan’s Balakot terror camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was helped by Indian spy satellites. The attack by a posse of Mirage-2000 ground attack aircraft escorted by Sukhoi 30 (Su-30 MKI) air superiority fighters was in retaliation to the Pulwama terror strike that killed 43 paramilitary personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.Experts say that India has possessed the capability of shooting down a satellite for some time now and then Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) boss VK Saraswat claimed in 2012 that India had everything needed to destroy a satellite in space. DRDO’s Agni-5 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) is capable of hitting targets on land and in space, according to observers. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved the capability of making pinpoint hits in space with weapon payloads of up to 2,000 tonnes with its Goe Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) series.India perhaps intensified its space weapons programme after China made its first satellite kill as early as 2007. There were reports at that time Beijing lit up a US military satellite with a laser beam triggering panic in Pentagon.Pentagon said as late as January this year that Chinese military was indeed training with ASAT missiles. Freebeacon reported on January 23 that Beijing had deployed multiple units with ASAT missiles that can destroy US military satellites. The report by the US National Air and Space Intelligence Center, known as Nasic, said that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) units had begun training with the satellite-killing missiles. The report warned that China, along with Russia, had developed an array of space arms designed to challenge US space superiority.Elaborating the importance of ASAT system, thediplimat.com website said in June 2016 that a state with command over space-based assets could jam enemy satellites or destroy them, and stop the enemy from communicating with troops or accessing vital information about troop movements or incoming missiles.Beijing is known to have conducted an ASAT missile test in 2013 when it launched its improved missile, the Dong Neng-2 or DN-2. According to US intelligence reports, the DN-2 was a “ground-based, high earth-orbit attack missile.” The Secure World Foundation said evidence suggested that China’s May 2013 launch was “the test of the rocket component of a new direct ascent ASAT weapons system derived from a road-mobile ballistic missile.”China first achieved a satellite kill in January 2007 with a KT-1 military rocket that destroyed a redundant Chinese Feng Yun 1-C weather LEO satellite, about 800km above the Earth. Space scientists reported that the test must have left behind about 3,000 pieces of dangerous space debris in LEO, where reconnaissance and weather satellites and manned space missions are vulnerable. The destruction of at least one Russian satellite in May 2013 is attributed to hitting one such piece of debris, according to the article on thedipolomat.com by Harsh Vasani of the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University. India’s Agni 5 Missile is displayed during the final full dress rehearsal for the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23, 2013. Experts say Agni 5, the intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), can be converted into an anti-satellite weapon.RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter the Chinese ASAT missile test of 2007, Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor, was quoted by The Times of India as saying that China’s space programme was expanding at an “exponentially rapid” pace in both offensive and defensive capabilities, and that space was becoming the “ultimate military high ground” to dominate in the wars of the future.Saraswat announced in 2012 that India had all the building blocks in place to integrate an anti-satellite weapon to neutralize hostile satellites in low earth and polar orbits. Saraswat said that India’s anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defence system could be developed as an ASAT weapon, along with its Agni series of missiles.Observers say that while existing space treaties prohibit placing weapons of mass destruction in space, they do not explicitly prohibit the placing of other types of weapons. Therefore, the DRDO has been developing orbital weapons that could remain in space for as long as required while orbiting the Earth or the Moon.India’s latest ASAT test should clear the doubt among international defence research community whether India had indeed mastered the series of complex capabilities that ASAT system needed. The success of Mission Shakti proves beyond doubt India has deployed complex space-based sensors, synthetic aperture radars, a sound navigation system, guidance and control, and an indigenous global positioning system.last_img read more

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