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FLOW Super Cup kicks off

first_imgThe third staging of the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup kicks off today with four games in the round of 16 at two of the nation’s top venues. Excelsior High will oppose Ocho Rios High at 5 p.m. before Wolmer’s Boys go up against rural surprise team Little London High in a double-header at Sabina Park in Kingston. In the west, Dinthill Technical will first face Bridgeport High at 5 p.m. ahead of a clash between Cornwall College and Denham Town High at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall, St James. Telecommunications firm FLOW announced first-round games at the draw on Wednesday night in the knockout competition between seeded and unseeded teams from the Manning and daCosta Cup competitions in the 2016 staging of the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup. Speaking on behalf of FLOW, Carlo Redwood, vice-president of marketing and television, shared that he is anticipating some fierce battles in the four-week long competition dubbed the “Champions League of Schoolboy Football.” “Every year, the competition has got a lot better and this year will be no different. I expect the rural daCosta Cup teams to do a lot better this year and so we are excited about the matchups which will provide high-quality football and entertainment at both venues,” Redwood explained. SEEDED TEAMS The seeded Manning Cup teams are: Kingston College, Wolmer’s Boys, Jamaica College and Excelsior High, while the unseeded teams are Denham Town High School, Haile Selassie High, Holy Trinity High and Bridgeport High. From the daCosta Cup competition, the seeded teams are St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Rusea’s High, Cornwall College, and Dinthill Technical, while Clarendon College, Vere Technical, Little London High, and Ocho Rios High are the unseeded teams. Excelsior are in the lucrative competition that will see the champions earning $1 million and the coveted trophy for the second consecutive year, and will be eyeing the top prize. “We are looking forward to the game tomorrow. The boys are upbeat despite losing out to Haile Selassie in the Walker Cup,” Excelsior’s technical director Xavier Gilbert told The Gleaner. “We don’t know much about Ocho Rios, but they are there, so the first 20 minutes will be crucial. We lost at the quarterfinal stage to St James last season, and now looking to go deeper in the competition,” Gilbert added. Excelsior’s top players include Raewin Senior, captain Cadine Graham, and Thorne Buchanan. Ocho Rios made it to the last eight in the daCosta Cup competition and are not expected to roll over and play dead. Wolmer’s will be up against first time Super Cup qualifiers Little London in the feature game at Sabina Park, and Wolmer’s head coach Vassel Reynolds is bracing for a tough encounter against the upstarts, the Westmoreland-based school. “You don’t know what to expect from Little London. They would have been pumped up for the Super Cup with a feeling of nothing to lose,” Reynolds said about Little London. “We always approach each game to win regardless of the opposition. We won’t take them lightly,” he added. Wolmer’s key players include strikers Rivaldo English and Alphanso Gooden. Little London will be making a first appearance in the FLOW Cup and are upbeat following a 3-2 win against Garvey Maceo in the daCosta Cup Inter-Zone round. “The guys are pumped up, they are ready for Wolmer’s. We have beaten Garvey Maceo to qualify for the first time. This is the second time in the inter-zone round and the first we have reached this far,” Vivian McIntosh, a physical education teacher at Little London, disclosed. Little London key players include captain Shane Ricketts who is a former national Under15 player, Deandre Williams, and Damion Stoddart. In the Montego Bay doubleheader, high riding daCosta Cup contenders Dinthill should get the better of Manning Cup hopeful Bridgeport in the opening encounter. Also, in the feature game, daCosta Cup favourites Cornwall College are tipped to beat Manning Cup team DenhamTown. New champions will be crowned this year as last year’s winners, St George’s College, did not qualify for this year’s Super Cup. ENTRANCE FEES Sabina Park – $500 for all areas Montego Bay Complex: Bleachers – $500. Grandstand – $1,000. Tickets are available at Total gas stations islandwide, The Captain’s Bakery (Cross Roads and New Kingston), and Cuddyz Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston. TODAY’S MATCHES SABINA PARK 5 p.m: Excelsior vs Ocho Rios 7 p.m: Wolmer’s Boys vs Little London MONTEGO BAY SPORTS COMPLEX 5 p.m: Bridgeport vs Dinthill Technical 7 p.m: Denham Town vs Cornwall Collegelast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB ISSUE AN APPEAL FOR MORE LOTTO SELLERS

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:GAA National Club Draw. The GAA has launched a National Club Draw as a fundraiser for local clubs, with the draw taking place on 27 February 2015.Prizes are being provided by GAA Central Council. The proceeds from all tickets sold by Naomh Colmcille will go directly to Naomh Colmcille, and will be used towards the club’s 2015 yearly expenditure. First prize is a trip with the 2015 All-Stars. Full details available on www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw2015. In addition, the County Board are putting up county also putting up prizes (1 x €1000, 2 x €500, 5 x €100) so local winners are guaranteed.Tickets priced €10 each are now available from Alison Ferry, Paul Callaghan, Adrian Marsh, or any committee member.A players meeting for the senior panel will now take place on Tuesday 20th at 7:00 pm with training after. Bring boots and runners. New players welcome.Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559). The club Constitution is now available to view on the website. The SGM will now be held on Wednesday 28th January at 8:00 pm in the clubhouse.Anyone with any amendments must have them in writing to the Secretary 14 days prior to the meeting.The only amendment changes dealt with on the night will be the ones that have been received in writing.Any person currently coaching or intending to coach any age group are asked to make an effort to attend a coaching course this year.Courses run from the end of January up to March. Everyone must have a minimum of the Foundation and child protection courses. Please let Barry O’Hagan or Gerard McFadden know if you will participate by the end of next week. The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.Best of luck to David Whoriskey and his St. Eunans College team mates in the All-Ireland U19 Schools basketball cup final on MondayCheck out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Players meeting on Tuesday 20th at 7:00 pm with training afterwards. Bring boots and runners.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 2, 5, 11, 12, 10 and the winners are Nicole and Sarah McGrath, Breda and Karol Friel and Ann Scanlan who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €950.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB ISSUE AN APPEAL FOR MORE LOTTO SELLERS was last modified: January 19th, 2015 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

Microsoft Adds (Symbolic) H.264 Support with Chrome Extension

first_imgTags:#Google#Microsoft#news#NYT#Video Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A couple weeks back, Google announced that future versions of its Chrome browser would no longer support the H.264 video codec, causing quite a stir among developers and video content producers. The move left Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 and Apple’s Safari browsers as the only ones to support the video standard and a lot of people were upset about this.Today, Microsoft has fired back, releasing a Chrome browser extension that re-adds H.264 support to the Chrome browser.When we took a look at this issue last month, blip.tv CTO and co-founder told us that the move was not only a regression in terms of open Web standards, but that “Chrome users will suffer from a worse user experience because they will need to rely on Flash fallback.”Michael Critz, freelance interactive and motion graphic designer, argued that from the content creation point-of-view, there was no equivalent to H.264 and that he would continue using it regardless. With the release of this Chrome extension, neither have to worry any more – at least theoretically. The extension scans pages for

State Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Oct 7 2018

first_img17Oct State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Oct. 7, 2018 Categories: News,Vaupel News I want to thank Sam Champagne, House policy committee advisor of the House Health Policy Committee, for his service in assisting with legislation. Sam Champagne was presented a tribute for his work and dedication to the Michigan House.  He is leaving for a position in the private sector, and we wish him well on his new endeavor.***I recently participated in the Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch where I served on a panel to discuss legislation and public policy issues trending locally, statewide and nationally. Congressmen Mike Bishop, state Senator Joe Hune and state Rep. Lana Theis also attended the event. National and state issues were discussed with active audience questions.  It was a great opportunity to meet with local residents and discuss community updates.***This week, I was invited by Lake Trust Credit Union to help with gardening maintenance for LACASA. LACASA helps hundreds of people by protecting and empowering victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.  I want to thank the Lake Trust employees for their work to help assist LACASA for several hours by completing the needed garden weeding and mulching. Having dedicated volunteers help local businesses keeps the community together.***On Tuesday, I attended the Howell Chamber of Commerce Good Morning Livingston breakfast where presentations were made by several Fowlerville businesses. The speakers shared projects they are working on, and what residents can look forward to with recent expansion plans and responsibilities their businesses face.***Please join me for my October office hours on Friday, October 19 at the following times and locations:·       2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;·       4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and·       5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.I look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts!***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you!***PHOTO INFORMATION: (left to right) State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., state Rep. Hank Vaupel, Sam Champagne, and Speaker of the House Tom Leonard presented a tribute to Sam Champagne for his work at the Michigan House of Representatives.last_img read more

TV technology company Technicolor has delivered ov

first_imgTV technology company Technicolor has delivered over 150 million digital set-top boxes since it shipped its first one in 1994.The company has shipped more than 10 million set-top boxes each year over the last 10 years, with a significant increases in Latin America, India and southern Asia over the last few quarters.The 150 millionth box was shipped to Indian operator Tata Sky.Michel Rahier, president, Technicolor connected home division, said: “We are proud to have shipped our 150 millionth set-top box and maintained a leading market position over time. We are poised to keep innovating to anticipate on a fast-changing technologies and market environments, in order to provide our customers with set top boxes platforms, software solutions and integration services that will keep them ahead of the game.”last_img read more

The UKs planned network of nearly 50 local TV sta

first_imgThe UK’s planned network of nearly 50 local TV stations starts to roll out today with the launch of Estuary TV in Grimsby.Comux, the infrastructure provider for the UK’s new terrestrial local TV services, will start to operate its Birmingham-based TV Network Operations Centre (NOC) with the channel launch. This centre will provide the infrastructure for local television companies to broadcast on Freeview, across the UK.Estuary TV is due to start broadcasting this evening on Channel 8, with 18 more UK stations due to go to air before the end of 2014 and an additional 28 set to launch in the second launch phase in 2014/15.“Today marks a real milestone in the UK broadcasting industry by bringing back true local TV. To deliver local TV to over 12 million homes we have built one of the most advanced transmission networks in the world with the operations centre based in Birmingham. We believe this model addresses the key challenge that local TV operators have faced in the past – the financial barrier to launching and successfully maintaining a local TV channel,” said Comux chief executive, Ed Hall.Comux said that the NOC launch took just 18 weeks and one day from the signing of the contract. In the past five weeks, it installed more than 18km of video cable and more than 6,000 metres of network cable that is able to send 385,000 data packets per second out of the NOC.last_img read more

As little as 18 387 million of Italian homes a

first_imgAs little as 18% (3.87 million) of Italian homes are ready for the switch to DVB-T2.According to Ugo Bordoni Foundation (FUB), 17.8 million households in Italy – 82% of the population – are not ready for the changeover. The report claims that of the 21.6 million DTT Italian households, 25% are able to receive DVB-T MPEG-2 broadcasts. The majority of households (56.7%) can recieve DVB-T MPEG-4, while 11.3% can receive DVB-T2 MPEG-4 and only 6.6% capable of DVB-T2 HEVC.This is the latest bump in the road for Italy’s DVB-T2 roadmap. Its initial plan to move away from the MPEG 2 codec on January 1, 2020 had been postponed to late 2021 in late 2019. This process will start in September 2021, with a transitional period ending at the end of June 2022.However, the research suggests that this process in reality could be much longer. The report claims that Italy will take between eight and nine years to fully upgrade, or sooner in the case of incentives.In an effort to boost adoption, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) has put forward an allocation of €151 million as a part of the 2019 Budget. This will see households entitled to a €50 rebate on the purchase of a qualifying product that is equipped with a DVB-T2 HEVC tuner.It is believed that this subsidy could see as many as 3.02 million new homes benefit.last_img read more