Golf Fiji sets up high performance unit for 2020 Olympics

first_imgWith its vision of having locals participating at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, the parent body has set up a high performance selection committee headed by national coach David Roche. Also a disciplinary committee has been formulated, which will be chaired by Golf Fiji secretary Pradeep Chandra. Golf Fiji tournament coordinator Vikrant Chandra said they had new visions to develop the sport in the country. He said they would be targeting more overseas tournaments for the national players. “The selection of players to don the national jumper will be done on merit,” Vikrant said. “Players wishing to be part of the national squad will have to attend the trials and various Golf Fiji sanctioned tournaments where ranking points would be on offer.” The third national trials will be held at the Fiji Golf Club course, Vatuwaqa, Suva, on Saturday. This year Golf Fiji is looking at getting possible entries into the Malaysian Amateur Championship, the Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship, the Jack Newton Junior Championship, the Asian Amateur Championship, the Asia Pacific Teams Championship, the Vanuatu Open and the Australian Master of the Amateurs.last_img read more

Monchi and his Sevilla 2.0

first_imgThe ‘machine’ selects finally about 30 elected in each position, ideals for the game concept that exists at that time or is going to exist and also fulfilling the coach’s demand, in this case Julen Lopetegui. In a mea culpa as few assume in football, Monchi acknowledges the error of not having guessed what the coach asked for … As happened with Marcelino García Toral in 2012: “I feel largely guilty that Marcelino It won’t end up working in Sevilla. I did not know how to make a template with the necessary profiles for your game model “. With the new algorithm, create the gaditano, this will be much more difficult to happen.“Before, it was almost all by intuition. Now the data allows us to be sure in some aspects. But it is impossible to replace the human eye. It is clear that before signing a footballer for many millions, you have to see him many times on the pitch, and also to know other aspects of how the person is. Because the players are not Swiss watches, “says Monchi. The player from Cádiz talks about the footballer’s personal life. Diego Carlos, a calm and familiar center-back off the field, is a physical beast on the pitch. It cost 15 million and there are already teams that offer between three and four times more. In that case this Monchi 2.0 has not changed, Already in his first stage as sports director of Sevilla he managed to raise more than 200 million in capital gains. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 17, 2020 Monchi evolves and is revolutionized. Standard-bearer for Moneyball, the sports director of Seville returned to Nervión a year ago with the slogan of further improving if possible what had already worked almost like nowhere else in the world, that ability to sign almost unknown people and turn them into gold, within the fields and also in the international market. That is why it has set up, is still developing, an Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Big Data department.No less than 18,000 footballers from all corners of the planet currently manage the technical secretariat of Seville thanks to technology. About 1,600 per position. “Big Data is the future or rather the present of soccer. Those who don’t take care of it will be left behind. The data reduces risk and helps us make decisions. It should be a tool to browse more easily, to intuit the price that a soccer player will have and also to try to know the risk of future injuries “, assures the King Midas of world soccer.last_img read more

Reagan library to host debate

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – Always fond of invoking Ronald Reagan, the 2008 crop of Republican candidates will get a prime chance to associate themselves with the Gipper’s legacy. Former first lady Nancy Reagan said Wednesday that she was inviting the leading GOP candidates to the first-ever debate at her husband’s library in Simi Valley. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library plans to host the debate May 3. It will feature questions submitted through a Web site. “Ronnie always hoped the library would be a place where policymakers will debate the future,” Nancy Reagan said in a statement. “This presidential debate provides the opportunity to fulfill his wishes.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Debate participants were not immediately announced. Nearly a dozen Republicans have announced their candidacies or have indicated they are considering a bid for the nation’s top job. The early front-runners include Arizona Sen. John McCain, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The debate will be moderated by MSNBC and aired on the cable news channel, as well as simulcast through the Web site of The Politico newspaper, People watching online will be able to submit questions to the candidates via the site. last_img read more


first_imgThe Reserve and Senior Teams were back in league action against St Michael’s last Sunday. The Reserves suffered a defeat at the hands of the Reserve league champions while the Senior team picked up the much needed 2 points against a weakened St Michael’s team. There is still 1 league game left to be played against Dungloe but no date has been fixed for this game yet.The Scor na nÓg team competed in the Donegal Semi-Final on Friday night. Well done to all our participants and congratulations to Caitriona Duddy and the Nuachleas team on qualifying for the County Final which will be held in Glenswilly on Sat 10th November.It was another very proud night for the club on Friday last when Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy were presented with their All Star Awards. Congratulations to both of them and indeed to all the members of the Donegal team who received All Star Awards. Circuits continue in the hall on Monday evenings while conversational Irish classes take place on Wednesday from 7.30 to 8.30. Adults and over 12’s only. GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Softball Opens NCAA Tournament Friday Against Georgia

first_imgNicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) recently earned her second-straight All-MVC Second Team award after a great second season in the circle. She is 14-8 with a 2.83 earned run average and career-high 152 strikeouts during the regular season. Timmons tossed two no-hitters this year, including one against Evansville, when she struck out a career-high 17 batters, including the first nine Purple Aces. Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) is a three-time All-MVC honoree after a first-team selection in 2018 and second-team selections in 2017 and this season. Roemmich, who started all 56 games at shortstop, is batting a team-high .385 behind an MVC-best 70 hits, had the league lead in doubles with 15 and scored 50 runs, the most in single-season history at Drake. Story Links Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.), a three-time first team All-MVC talent, has started all 56 games at third base while batting .250 with career bests in home runs (7), doubles (14) and 39 RBI. At Drake, Pena is second all-time in career RBI with 116 and third in doubles with 42 and walks with 110. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) earned all-conference honors for the third time in her career with her 2019 All-MVC First Team selection. As a senior this season, she has started all 56 games at second base while batting .327 with one triple, two home runs, 10 doubles, 27 runs scored and a career-high 40 runs batted in. Frank is Drake’s career leader in walks with 113 and ranks eighth in career runs with 107. In the Minneapolis, Drake (42-14) and Georgia (40-17) are joined by the tournament’s No. 7 overall seed and regional host Minnesota (41-12) and North Dakota State (42-14). The four teams will battle in a double-elimination format with the regional winner advancing to next weekend’s Super Regionals. Head to HeadDrake and Georgia have previously played twice with the Georgia Bulldogs winning both games. The two games took place in Athens, Ga., with Georgia winning 2-0 and 1-0 in a doubleheader. Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa), who has started every game, is having an outstanding sophomore season helping her earn an All-MVC Second Team honor. She is hitting a career-best .326 with one triple, three home runs, four doubles, team-high 25 stolen bases, has a career-high 29 RBI and career-best 39 runs scored. Drake reached 40 wins for the second-straight year with its regular season finale victory over Evansville on May 4. It is the first time the program has recorded consecutive 40 wins seasons. The Bulldogs also matched their league-record for MVC wins with 24 (24-2). They matched last season’s team that went 45-12 overall with a 24-1 mark in league action. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) is batting a career-best .268 with three doubles and nine RBI and has scored 32 runs. Buie has anchored left field all season starting 55 of 56 games and has committed an error. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs earned national recognition with the program’s first-ever rankings coming after the final week of the regular season. Drake, which had received votes throughout the season, ranked No. 25 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 and the Softball Top 25 on May 7. In Tuesday’s (May 14) newest poll, the Bulldogs moved up to No. 24 in the Softball poll and stayed at No. 25 in the USA Today/NFCA poll. 2019 Softball Game Notes Quick HitsNicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) is just the second MVC athlete to be selected the MVC Pitcher of the Year three times. Newman is 28-6 overall with a 0.88 earned run average (second in nation) and a nation-leading 393 strikeouts. She also leads the country in strikeouts per seven innings at 13.4, hits allowed per seven innings at 2.55 and strikeout-to-walk ratio of 9.14. Her 13 shutouts rank second in the nation. Her 28 wins are the most by a Drake pitcher since Laurie Bowden won a program-record 28 games in 1990. This season, Newman has five perfect games and two no-hitters. She won 10 MVC Pitcher of the Week awards this season and a league-record 23 overall and was tabbed to the All-MVC First Team four times in her outstanding career. She is the Drake and the MVC all-time career strikeouts leader with 1,193, a total that is tops among active NCAA player. She is also Drake’s all-time wins leader with 92, a total that ranks second all-time in the Valley. MINNEAPOLIS – Coming off its sweep of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament, the Drake University softball team will play Georgia Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. in the 2019 NCAA Tournament in the Minneapolis Regional. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Macy Johnson (West Des Moines, Iowa) was an All-MVC selection for the second-consecutive season with a 2019 All-MVC First Team choice and 2018 All-MVC Second Team selection. She is batting .333 with three triples, nine doubles, career-best 24 RBI and a career-high 40 runs scored. Johnson, who has started 55 of 56 games in centerfield, has drawn a program-record and league-leading 44 walks and tallied 23 stolen bases. Season RecapDrake is the first-ever MVC team to sweep back-to-back MVC regular season and tournament titles. The Bulldogs’ MVC tournament championship earned them the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament as the program in the NCAA postseason in consecutive seasons for the first time ever. Drake has previously made the NCAA Tournament in 1993, 2008 and 2018. Minneapolis Regional Schedule Friday, May 17Game 1: Georgia vs. Drake – 6 p.m. – ESPN2Game 2: North Dakota State at Minnesota – 8:30 p.m. – ESPN3Saturday, May 18 (ESPN details TBA)Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 3 p.m.Game 4: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 5:30 p.m.Game 5: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Winner – 8 p.m.Sunday, May 19 (ESPN details TBA)Game 6: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner – 3 p.m. (Elimination)Game 7: Repeat Game 6 (If Necessary) – 5:30 p.m. (Elimination) Watch ESPN Live Stats last_img read more

Brand South Africa welcomes the strengthening of the rand

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 23 February 2016 – Brand South Africa has noted and welcomes the strengthening of South Africa’s currency.• Download press releaseThe strengthening of the rand attests to the improvement in market sentiment towards South Africa.The strengthening of the rand also follows proactive engagements between government and business in recent weeks to develop cohesive programmes to stabilise South Africa’s economic situation. We salute these initiatives.Brand South Africa looks forward to the 2016 Budget Address to be presented in Parliament by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 14h00.Follow Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Address on Wednesday 24 February 2016 on #Budget2016For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Jailbreak Your iPhone 5 (And Other iOS 6 Devices) – Finally!

first_imgjohn paul titlow Tags:#hacking#iOS 6#iPad#iPhone 5#jailbreaking How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Nearly five months after Apple shipped iOS 6, an untethered jailbreak for the operating system is now available. Unlike its predecessor, the Evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak tool works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux at launch. The release of Evasi0n has been highly anticipated for owners of the iPhone 5 and fourth generation iPad, both of which shipped running iOS 6 by default. For others, the release means they can finally upgrade their devices to iOS 6 without losing the ability to download unauthorized apps and customize the look and feel of their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. High Jailbreak DemandAs is now standard for iOS jailbreaks, the launch of Evasi0n came with its fair share of technical difficulties. Demand is so high for jailbreaks that they tens to crash servers and cause performance issues on the hosting site – at least at first. In this case, the evaders team that developed it decided to use Google Sites, which apparently has a page view limit. After several failed attempts, I finally managed to get the .dmg file  to download. Although it probably felt like an eternity for iPhone 5 users, the release of the iOS 6 jailbreak arrived at roughly the same time as the Absinthe A5 jailbreak tool for iOS 5 last year. In December 2011, Pod2G released a jailbreak for iOS 5, but that didn’t include the devices with A5 chips like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. That tool arrived on January 20 of last year. So the new jailbreaking team was only slightly behind schedule with this one. The Evasi0n jailbreak was actually well underway as of last week, but the team didn’t want to push it out prior to Apple’s release of iOS 6.1, lest the company patch the exploits the team used to jailbreak. Why Jailbreak?Jailbreaking isn’t for everybody. While the process is relatively user friendly (so long as the directions are followed with caution and the device is backed up first), the experience is best suited for that subset of users who prefer to have the ability to customize their devices and download apps that wouldn’t meet Apple’s requirements for inclusion in the App Store. This includes things like like tethering your data connection to other devices and running classic video game emulators. For me, it’s the little things. I like using Chrome as my default browser, renaming apps, customizing the design of my home screen and using Sparrow as my default mail client.  To download the iOS 6 jailbreak, head over to and select your operating system of choice. Depending on how overloaded the server is at the moment, be prepared to hit “refresh” more than a few times.  Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts last_img read more

Audiochat with Sheryl Dolven, MS, RD and Dr. Karen Chapman Novakofski

first_imgBlog by Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNWhat a great presentation, Eating Well While Eating Out:  How calories on the menu can guide healthy choices! If you missed the recording you can still obtain CPEU by watching the video which will be posted this week on the event page.Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski had a chance to personally talk with Sheryl Dolven about menu labeling.  You can listen to the audio cast. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.What is still surprising to me is that many consumers still do not know what calories are and how to use them.  It will be incumbent for Dietitians and all health care providers to help educate and provide a context for this new menu information. Many resources were shared in this webinar to help your patients/clients understand menu labeling and how to make healthier choices when dining out. You can find more information under Event Materials on the Learn Event page.This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Content Aware Fill with Video Using AE and Photoshop

first_imgQuickly do a rig or object removal in your video using this content aware fill script.Did you know you can leverage Photoshop’s powerful content aware tool to intelligently remove objects out of your video frame?  The gang over at has released a script that can quickly make objects in your video image disappear.To use the content aware fill feature on your video you’ll have to first open up your clip in After Effects as an image sequence and run a motion tracker on the footage.  AE will generate a script that you can run in Photoshop to take advantage of that app’s very useful content aware fill feature.Photoshop processes the video image and attempts to determine what the image would have looked like if the object removed wasn’t in the original shot.  It then uses this data to intelligently fill in the removed area of the image.  See the video example from MotionBoutique:There are other apps and plugins designed for high-end motion tracking and rig removal (see: Mocha) but this is an interesting alternative for users already accustomed to working in Photoshop.  Although not too complicated to execute, being a seasoned  Photoshop and AE user is beneficial to running through this process.Download the content aware fill script (free!) from MotionBoutique, as well as instructions on how to execute it.Tip off from who first reported this cool script!last_img read more

Are You Being Outworked?

first_imgYou don’t outwork your competitors by working more hours. The number of hours you are “on the clock” is not a measurement of work, unless you do manual labor. You can get to work early and turn the lights on, and stay late and be the last to leave the parking lot and still be outworked and out hustled.The amount of time you spend in your inbox is not a useful measurement of work either. You can work desperately to keep on top of every communication and request and still fall behind on your real work. In fact, time in inbox is an indicator of ineffectiveness. There should be a KPI for time in inbox, and that time should be proof of time mostly wasted.The number of meetings you attend isn’t a useful measurement either. You know that many of the meetings you attend subtract from your real output, with the exception of client meetings. Most of the meetings you attend aren’t held to make a decision, and most are only information sharing, much of the information being better suited for some other format.That fact that you are busy or that you are being paid doesn’t mean that you are working. While you are at work a lot of hours, in the inbox, attending meetings, and taking care of things that are urgent, your competitor is focused big outcomes.The only way to not be outworked is to produce outcomes that are aligned with your highest priorities and your highest goals. A lot of other tasks are necessary, but they aren’t going to move you forward. Not being outworked requires that you do the work that matters, and that you do less of the work that doesn’t.Right now, somewhere, there is someone who is attempting to outwork you. You are the only one who can stop them. Make big choices.last_img read more