first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTESCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 3, 6, 10, 18. There was no jackpot winners.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Noah Doherty, The Park, Blue Cedars.Next weeks jackpot is €1000. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORS Cappry Rovers senior team are back in league action again this weekend in a tough away match against Donegal Town.The game with be played at the Hospital Field on Sunday, kick off 2pm. Come out and make the short trip through The Gap and give our team lots of support.Senior training is on Wednesday evening. Players to be on the pitch for 7.30pm.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sThe under 18’s played Gweedore Utd on Saturday evening in Cappry Park. Cappry got another good victory beating Gweedore 4-1.Goal scorers for Cappry were Owen Gibbons, Matthew Griffin, Owen Donnellan and Kevin Bonner.They are at home again next Saturday evening against Bunagee Utd with a 7pm kick off.All support welcome. CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sThe under 16’s played Raphoe Town on Saturday morning and got a 3-0 win to continue their good start to the season. Goal scorers were Sean McBride (2) and Oisin Gallen.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sThe under 14’s got their season off to a perfect start with a 5-2 win over Letterkenny Rovers in the National Cup. Goal scorers for Cappry were Kieran Neeson (2), Alex McGeehan (2), and Conor Doherty.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sThe under 12’s had a tough away game against a good Fintown Harps team.Cappry came away with a 2 -0 win with Jamie Murray grabbing both goals.They have no game this weekend. Training at the usual times.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGCappry Rovers are starting a Last Man Standing competition based on Premier league games starting with the fixtures on the 1st week of November.Anybody interested can get coupons by contacting Danny (087 7797581), Jamie (087 7524128) or any of the coaches. All coupons to be in by 7pm, Friday 31st.Good luck to all.SOCCER SNIPPETS: CAPPRY U14’S DEFEAT LETTERKENNY 5-2 IN SFAI CUP was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Zuma calls on youth to help move SA forward

first_img3 March 2014President Jacob Zuma has called on young South Africans to dream big and to help the country move towards meaningful economic emancipation, saying that youth development and empowerment was “critical to the success of our democracy”.“You must dream about a prosperous South Africa; we dreamt about freedom and it happened,” Zuma said in his address to the Presidential Youth Indaba on Jobs and Skills in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg on Sunday.Zuma said the government was investing heavily in education and skills development, which were key to enabling young peopleto run the country’s economy.“To date over 8 000 youth have been assisted to rewrite their matric,” he said. “The results in 2013 were an impressive 78% pass rate.“At the level of higher education, 12% of our population now hold a postgraduate qualification, up from 7% in 1996. Student enrolments at colleges have increased by 90%. There are increases in enrolments at universities and universities of technology as well.Zuma said South Africa had to build an inclusive economy that created jobs, but importantly also one that reflected the demographics of the country. He said the ownership, control and management of the economy had to be changed, working with business, labour and the community sector.While ownership of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange had changed only slightly since 1994, Zuma welcomed the fact that over R600-billion in black economic empowerment transactions had been recorded since 1995, while the percentage of black people and women in senior management had increased from less than 10% in the 1990s to over 40% today.National Development PlanZuma asked the young conference delegates to start thinking about their contribution to growing an inclusive economy and to moving the country forward, and to familiarise themselves with the government’s long-term strategy for job creation and poverty reduction, the National Development Plan (NDP),“Within the NDP are some instruments that we want you to know and understand very well as young people,” he said.The President noted that the youth had pointed out issues of concern, such as work experience and finding the first funding to become an entrepreneur, adding that he was pleased that the heads of funding agencies like the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) were in attendance at the Indaba.In the past year, the Industrial Development Cooperation (IDC) and Sefa had approved funding of more than R160-million for young entrepreneurs.Zuma also noted that the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) had created 3.7-million work opportunities between April 2009 and September 2013, while 277 out of the country’s 278 municipalities had signed protocol agreements committing them to achieving their EPWP targets.The EPWP targets women and the youth, with 54% women and 50% youth making up the participants in the programme.Source: read more

Before Beats: A Walk Through Apple’s Digital Music History, 1977 to 2014

first_img2001: iPodThe Power CD, a 1993 Apple digital-music flop, may not make this list, but the iPod certainly earned its place. Released in the relative dark age of 2001, the first iPod offered “1,000 songs in your pocket” and a nascent iTunes, then just a “digital jukebox”.The iPod embodied the kind of gestalt we’ve come to expect from Apple: an exciting, refined device that consumers didn’t even know they needed yet. Apple iPod sales over timeAs it began to capture the market’s attention in 2005, the iPod snowballed into the world’s premier digital-music gadget, cementing Apple’s image as flagbearer of the digital music revolution. With the later introduction of the entry-priced iPod Shuffle, Apple effectively made personal digital-music players available to everyone and anyone.  9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 2004: GarageBandAs the iPod picked up steam into 2004, Apple rolled out GarageBand, a platform for digital-music creation that grew increasingly robust over the years. Now available for iOS as well as OS X, GarageBand was a key step in transforming a growing base of music consumers into creators as well, while also buying some goodwill with existing musicians who wanted to explore digital tools. taylor hatmaker 1991: QuickTimeOriginally introduced in 1991, Apple’s QuickTime Player broke new ground for multimedia computing, which barely existed at the time. In 1994, QuickTime added support for music track playback that transcended existing computer audio quality and only necessitated small (now infinitesimally teensy) data files, like MIDIs, with its own native sound synthesis engine.Over time, QuickTime grew into Apple’s default video playback program, which lives on today. (For instance, you’ll need it to watch Cook’s keynote speech next week at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.) Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 2003: iTunes StoreApple introduced its first version of iTunes, built from its acquisition of early MP3 player SoundJam MP, in 2001. Two years later, with iPod hardware and iTunes as a software framework, Apple could finally introduce its biggest game-changer yet: a digital storefront stocked with 99 cent songs that upended the music industry as we knew it. Tags:#Apple#Apple II#Beats Music#digital music#Dr. Dre#iPad#iPhone#iPod#iTunes#iTunes Store#Jimmy Iovine#PowerCD#QuickTime center_img With the deal confirmed at last, it’s easy to balk at the $3 billion handshake between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. After all, it’s far from clear just what Apple has in mind for the maker of headphones and its digital music-streaming service.See also: Apple Bought Beats Because “Music Is Dying”But Apple, widely credited with accelerating the first digital music revolution, could be poised for another industry shake-up—this one well overdue. After all, music has coursed through the company’s veins for longer than we often remember. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 2010: iPadThe iTunes Store had already steeped the mobile world in apps by the time the first iPad hit, and as the most iconic tablet ever created picked up steam, it gained traction among creative developers and musicians alike. Suddenly major artists like Gorillaz and Bjork were making inventive albums on yet another Apple device we didn’t know we needed.With its larger screen and touch interface, and growing pool of music creation apps, the iPad made a huge impact on casual/indie digital-music creation and even the DJ scene.  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 2014: BeatsApple’s decision to purchase the hardware and digital music brand Beats struck plenty of folks as out of the blue, but it may have been crazy-like-a-fox from the start. The deal brings both Beats Music (the digital streaming app) and Beats Electronics (the hit line of headphones and speakers) into Apple’s fold.Perhaps more important, it brings on board Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, music industry insiders who could shake digital music up once again—this time from the inside out.Header image via anamanzarphotography, other images via Wikimedia Commons 1977: Apple IIBeyond its role in popularizing the personal computer as we know it, the Apple II line foreshadowed Apple’s sonic future. It wasn’t initally promising, though; while third party peripherals expanded its musical repertoire, 1977’s 8-bit Apple II began with only the most rudimentary audio features.By 1986, however, the Apple II had evolved into the 16-bit Apple IIgs (the “gs” stands for “graphics and sound”), a precociously audio-savvy machine featuring a wavetable music synthesizer—a first for personal computing at the time. The Apple IIgs commanded a loyal following all the way through 1992, when the Macintosh line took the Apple II’s baton.Want to rock out to Apple II era MIDIs with a little help from a more modern synthesizer? Well, it’s your lucky day. 2007: iPhoneWhen Apple remixed its hit MP3 player into a smartphone, everything changed. It’s hard to overstate the impact of the iPhone in any realm of consumer technology, and digital music is no exception. The advent of the iPhone meant that we no longer needed to carry around two separate devices, one for calls and one for music and media.By blending the utility of a phone, a digital music player, a pocket-sized computer and later an app platform, the iPhone took the market by storm and expanded its already massive digital music footprint.last_img read more

Ravena, Alas to play bigger roles for Gilas in Castro’s absence

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Americans rally after shaky starts in women’s Olympics short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum 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 View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYoung guns Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas will be playing bigger roles for Gilas Pilipinas in the absence of Jayson Castro against Australia on Thursday.Castro was excluded from the Philippines’ final lineup against the Aussies due to an ankle injury he sustained against Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “And you all know Kiefer accounted himself very well in the first window. It’s hard not having our top point guard, but this is an opportunity for Kiefer to step in and also for Kevin to get a lot more minutes than he usually gets.”Castro has always been national team’s top local performer for the longest time and his and loss is a major blow to Gilas, which faces a tall order in toppling the current 10th best team in the world, as per the Fiba ranking.But regardless of how invaluable Castro is to the team, Reyes believes Gilas can fill the void by committee.“Like we always say, there’s not one guy that can fill the big shoes of Jayson, but every other guy collectively can do so. so that’s the approach we’re going to take in tomorrow’s ball game.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: Injured Castro out for Gilas vs AussiesThe same goes for playmaker Jio Jalalon, who also didn’t make the roster due to an injury, leaving the point guard duties to Ravena and Alas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNational team coach Chot Reyes has faith in the two, who have been solid for their mother ballclub NLEX in the PBA.“They’ve been playing very well, both of them have been playing very well in the PBA,” said Reyes, who went live on Facebook for the announcement of the final lineup on Wednesday. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

IPL 2011: All teams set to earn profit form fourth edition of IPL

first_imgThe financial health of the IPL franchise owners is once again under scrutiny.Are they in the pink of health or not? A Headlines Today research points out that barring Deccan Chargers, all other seven franchises made an operating profit in IPL-III. Data for IPL-IV reveals that all 10 franchisees should turn in profits this year. Most analysts reckon that India winning the World Cup will act as a catalyst in terms of gate receipts, in-stadia sponsorships and advertising revenues.Moreover, the ballast will be provided by revenue share from the broadcasting pie.Kings XI made an operating profit of Rs 29 crore last year while Chennai Super Kings made Rs 21 crore and only Deccan Chargers was in the red. Operating profit in the case of IPL teams is essentially income minus expenditure, so cash profit.IPL team valuations went into the stratosphere after Sahara Adventure Sports purchased the Pune team for $ 370 million or Rs 1,702 crore and Rendezvous Sports bought the Kochi team for $ 333 million or Rs 1,531 crore in auctions for this season.Of the central broadcasting revenues, the pool has enlarged with two new teams, in the fourth and fifth years, BCCI gets 30 per cent while the rest is split between the 10 franchises. As far as central sponsorship revenues are concerned, between the first and the tenth year, BCCI gets 40 per cent while the rest is split between the teams.The name of the game is enter low, which translates into paying the least amount as franchise fee.For instance, Emerging Media bought the franchise for $ 67 million, which breaks down to $ 6.7 million to be paid to BCCI per year. For the new franchisees, this is going to be the biggest entry barrier because at $ 370 million, Pune has to pay $ 37 million per year as franchise fee which is prohibitive.advertisementWhen Rajasthan Royals owner Emerging Media last year sold 12 per cent of its stake in the franchise to Kuki Investments, owned by Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra, the team was valued at $ 140 million (Rs 644 crore), more than double the price it was bought for, $ 67 million.Sean Morris, CEO Rajasthan Royals said: “IPL-4 is a massive year for us. Finances are in the pink. Last year we had 10 sponsors, this year we have 18 sponsors already. Looking good is all I can say.” IIFL research points out that the most profitable franchises will earn Rs 108 crore, spend Rs 65 crore, thus making a profit of Rs 43 crore while the least profitable will earn Rs 114 crore and spend Rs 95 crore, making a profit of Rs 18 crore.It is also felt that IPL continues to be a significant contributor to the bottomline for the listed companies.It is estimated that the respective IPL teams in a normal season would contribute 5-10 per cent of profits for GMR, United Spirits, India Cements and Deccan Chronicle.Without doubt, team sponsorship is the largest franchise-level revenue source for teams after the central broadcasting pool. Mumbai Indians have used Tendulkar effectively while Delhi Daredevils have sweated their principal asset, Virender Sehwag.Mumbai Indians earned Rs 24.6 crore from sponsorship revenue and gate fee in 2009-10. Delhi Daredevils earned Rs 48 crore as sponsorship fee during the year-ending March 31, 2010.Last year, several new revenue streams opened up – IPL’s three-year deal with Google for live telecast on Youtube, licensing deal with Colors for devising IPL-based shows, Maxx Mobile for strategic time out, MRF for the blimp among others. However, in the post-Lalit Modi era, it is unclear how these will pan out this year.last_img read more

Agriculture Ministry to Increase Sorghum Cultivation

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to identify more arable lands on which to cultivate sorghum, a crop currently being tested as a substitute grain for animal feed. This was disclosed by portfolio Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, while speaking to journalists today (April 19), following the harvesting of a pilot sorghum crop in Hill Run, St. Catherine. The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group undertook the test project at its facility, to grow sorghum locally for feedstock as a replacement for imported corn. The Minister noted that lands have already been identified at Amity Hall in St. Thomas at one of the nine agro parks being developed across the island, aimed at enhancing food security and cutting the country’s food import bill. He informed that the CB Group will be undertaking this planting exercise and that the land is currently being prepared. “We’re targeting in that agro park, some 1,700 acres. They (CB Group) are moving now to put in 800 (acres)…and we’re trying to identify more lands. They have asked for some 6,000 acres…so the sustainability is there and we are determined to put whatever idle lands we have into production,” the Minister said. Sorghum is a genus of numerous grass species, some of which are raised for grain and many of which are used as fodder plants.  The plants take three to four months to reach maturity and are cultivated in warm climates around the world. “We are not only dealing with sorghum. We are dealing with other crops. We are going to be doing probably over 600 acres of onions. We are already moving with Irish potatoes – a whole slew of things that we’re doing (to utilize arable lands),” Mr. Clarke said. The Minister said he is pleased with the impact that growing the sorghum locally “will have on our importing grains for our animal feed”. “This was just an experimental plot, but the yield has been significant in terms of international standards and it’s just the beginning. This is just a start. What (CB Group) has learnt here is what will help them to improve in production and productivity as we go along,” he stated. Manager, Corporate Affairs, CB Group, Dr. Keith Amiel, informed that 60 per cent of the corn that goes in feedstock is imported, hence the need to create a local substitute. “The idea is to try to see how much of what we’ve been importing we can produce locally….We are going to try to make use of the unused land…it would take us about 6,000 acres to produce 10 per cent of the (crop) locally and of course, we can go up to any amount using the land that’s available,” he said. Agriculture Consultant, Johnny Haer, noted that sorghum is a dry land crop that is grown all over the world, because of its hardiness in drought and dry weather. He pointed  out that this “is one of the reasons why we felt like it would do so good here in Jamaica…I don’t see why sorghum is not going to adapt very well to the Jamaican climate.” He noted that the crop harvested from the 300-acre plot, is estimated to “probably end up yielding…roughly 3,000 pounds per acre or 1.5 tonnes per acre.” CONTACT: ALECIA SMITH-EDWARDSlast_img read more