Dortmund, Stuttgart Clash Live on StarTimes

first_imgStarTimes Nigeria will this weekend thrill its subscribers with exciting matches from the Bundesliga league as Dortmund battles its way to the top today when it slugs it out with VFB Stuttgart on StarTimes (Channel 254 and 245).Dortmund is presently in the 3rd place on the table with 20 points, which makes it seven points ahead of VFB Stuttgart that is at the 12th place with 13 point.VFB Stuttgart will host Borussia Dortmund at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany today at 7:30pm. Borussia Dortmund star and the top goal scorer with 10 goals in 11 matches, Pierre Aubameyang will be available for the clash.Bayern Munich will also host Augsburg at the Allianze Arena on Saturday by 3.30pm in an attempt to retain its place as the first on the Bundesliga table.Brands and Marketing Director of StarTimes Nigeria, Qasim Elegbede restated the company’s commitment on the continuous broadcast of the Bundesliga games.“The satisfaction of our subscribers is our greatest joy, we are always on our feet to sustain the good standard we have built over the years. We are currently working so hard to give our subscribers the opportunity to experience the European World Cup Qualifiers that is forthcoming in the comfort of their homes,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Security services complying with removal of sirens on vehicles

first_imgTraffic Chief Linden Isles has expressed satisfaction over the compliance of security services, which have so far removed their sirens and flashing lights in keeping with the traffic laws of Guyana.Traffic Chief Linden IslesThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) had, back in February, come out warning those businesses that they are not permitted to use those types of equipment, as only emergency vehicles such as ambulances, Police vehicles and fire trucks are allowed by law to go through traffic with such aid.Isles in an invited comment told Guyana Times that the Force has engaged those agencies on the way forward. According to him, those businesses will only be allowed to use such equipment if the Ministry amends the law to cater for them.In this regard, owners of security services and other persons who are guilty of having such equipment attached to their vehicles could face the consequences of being prosecuted.“The only way that they could use those things is if they write and approach the Minister so that the law could be amended,” he stated.The GPF Traffic Department had pointed out that the Road Traffic (Guyana Fire Service) Order made under Section 49 specifically states what emergency vehicles are.It explained, “Approved Police Vehicle means any vehicle carrying a lamp showing to the front an amber light and sounding continually a bell, gong or siren. Vehicle of the Fire Service means any engine, pump, trailer or other vehicle of the Guyana Fire Service and includes any vehicle carrying a lamp showing an amber light and sounding continually a bell, gong or siren, in which any member of the Guyana Fire Service is being conveyed to any fire or suspected fire”.On the other hand, when asked about the way in which commuters respond to emergency vehicles, the Traffic Chief pointed out that he has not received any recent reports of flawed drivers in this regard.Last March, the Chief Fire Officer Marlon Gentle called on road users, especially motorists to yield to sirens. According to Gentle, it is an international rule that a vehicle with sirens sounding is proceeding to or from an emergency.The failure of road users to yield to the sirens of emergency vehicles is one of the major challenges the Guyana Fire and the Emergency Medical Services face when responding to a call.Gentle was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that as responsible road users, “persons ought to give way to the vehicle sounding the siren.”“There may be someone who is being taken to a hospital who needs immediate medical attention that the EMS cannot provide to them, but if they are able to transport them in a timely manner and without any delay, they can save that person’s life,” the Chief Fire Officer said.last_img read more

Rural South Africa to get free wi-fi

first_img26 May 2015Rural Eastern Cape is about to get high speed internet service though a dedicated wi-fi connection.Project Isizwe is well known for rolling out the City of Tshwane’s massive wi-fi programme which is part of the city’s vision for universal internet access. But taking wi-fi to the Ingwe Technical Vocational Education and Training College on their Mount Frere and Lusikisiki campuses in a pilot project was not without its critics.“Everyone says ‘It’s easy in Tshwane, but you can’t do it in a rural area’, but here we are,” said Alan Knott-Craig junior, the brains behind Project Isizwe.The pilot would focus on the Department of Higher Education and Training being able to deliver internet access on campus and surrounding areas, he explained.“The idea is for the Department of Higher Education to deploy free wi-fi on campus and for surrounding communities (where students live) throughout the country.”The wi-fi deployment is scheduled for 17 June and Knott-Craig said that the rural area provided an ideal test-bed for how the poor would be able to participate on the internet.“Eastern Cape is ideal because it is as rural as you get and [is] densely populated. Until we solve connectivity problems there, South Africa will always have a problem.”It’s a sentiment similar to that expressed by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in his drive to push Internet.org, despite criticism the platform has received.“Giving people free access is the right thing to do. Facebook will keep connecting more people and more countries, and won’t stop until every person in the world can connect to the internet,” Zuckerberg said when he announced the availability of the platform in Malawi.In South Africa, Tshwane’s city-wide wi-fi programme continues to grow beyond expectations.The service is now available in 96 wards with 575 live sites. Project Isizwe has 161 577 users of the service, up from just 1 567 in 2013.In Western Cape, Stellenbosch – where the free wi-fi project was initiated – is still considering how to best offer citizens internet access.“We continue to try to engage the municipality but they are going through an internal process. as to how to take Stellenbosch Free Wi-Fi forward,” said Knott- Craig.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

10 Tech Companies That Announced Funding Today; Which is Most Likely to Change the World?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Polls#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img While reading RSS feeds today, I was struck by the number of consumer and enterprise web technology startups announced that they have raised money from investors – all in one day! Fundings aren’t usually the kind of news that ReadWriteWeb covers, but these are some very interesting companies – and they all just got a big infusion of cash to continue and expand their work.Which of the following ten companies that announced funds raised today do you think are most likely to make it? To really make an impact on the web and the world? We’ve embedded a poll below and I’m very curious to see who gets the most votes. Below that poll I’ve also embedded another poll asking ReadWriteWeb readers whether a feature like this would be of interest if we ran it regularly. Let us know what you think! marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Calling all Weatherization Workers

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wants to standardize and professionalize the work of weatherization and home performance contractors. Towards that end, the government agency has launched a project called the “Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals” project.The project has three goals:The DOE wants to develop standard work specifications for weatherization and home performance tasks.The DOE wants to identify the elements of a curriculum for training weatherization and home performance workers.The DOE wants to develop guidelines for the professional certification of weatherization workers and home performance contractors. Looking for volunteersAs part of this ambitious project, the DOE has contracted with a PR company named Confluence Communications to interview weatherization workers, energy auditors, and home performance contractors.If you want to be interviewed as part of this project, now is your chance. Confluence Communications is recruiting volunteers in four job categories — weatherization workers, home energy industry workers, home energy industry bosses, and utility program and energy-efficiency program administrators — who want to sit down for an interview lasting 30 to 45 minutes.According to Stacy Hunt, a Confluence Communications spokesperson, the interviews will focus on “the key values, opportunities, and challenges associated with job certifications for weatherization workers and home performance contractors.”Volunteers must have worked in their field for at least three years, and must have worked in one of the following locations: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte (NC), Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Madison (WI), Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, or Tulsa.If you are interested in being interviewed, send an e-mail to Heather Stafford at heather [at] confluencec [dot] com. For more informationMore information on the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project can be found at this DOE website.Here’s a link to a PowerPoint presentation on the project by Ruby Nahan.last_img read more

Star itching to stretch Govs’ Cup win streak

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Hotshots spent two days at Pico de Loro and bonded very well. To give his boys some form of competition, Victolero had them play soccer and bowling.True competition happens Wednesday as the Hotshots try to stay on top of the heap in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations against a Phoenix Petroleum side that is reeling from four straight losses and is looking for a win to right the ship, so to speak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGame time is 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay with the Hotshots solidly favored to rise to 4-0, most especially after hearing what Victolero has to say about the team’s eagerness to get back on the court.“Though we have had no competition, our preparation for Phoenix went very well,” he said. “You can see it in the way the players moved. They really want to play and they really want to win.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Track bets get going Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Coming off a 19-day break spent doing almost everything to keep the team sharp, Star is like a thoroughbred itching to be let out of the gates and mow through the field.“We had a team bonding session, practice and more practice,” coach Chito Victolero said over the phone on Tuesday just after the last of those workouts with his undefeated Hotshots. “The team really wants to play, it’s the competition they long for.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Malcolm Hill will lead Star, which has a testy stretch coming.“We have three tough games lined up,” Victolero said. “And this game [versus the Fuel Masters] can certainly help us get into a better mindset come those games.”Meanwhile, Blackwater, which has surpassed its Governors’ Cup performance the last two seasons (one win each) after just five games this conference, shoots for a third straight win and will try to add to Alaska’s woes in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Henry Walker has come in to revitalize the Elite and will pose a challenge to coach Alex Compton and the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

CMF INVESTS 197M IN 31 DIGITAL MEDIA AND FRANCOPHONE MINORITY PROJECTS

first_imgAdvertisement Toronto – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 31 projects would receive a total of $19.7M in funding through three of its programs. A total of $9.9M will be invested in 16 innovative digital media projects through the second round of funding of its Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program and an additional $6.6M are being invested in nine projects through the Commercial Projects Pilot Program. A further $3.2M will fund six projects through the Francophone Minority Program.Experimental Stream Innovation Program: ProductionA jury of Canadian and international industry specialists evaluated the projects submitted for production support through the Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program. This round’s jury consisted of Wendy Bernfeld (Amsterdam), Laurent Guérin (Toronto), Olaf Hirschberg (Cologne), Annelise Larson (Saskatoon), Audrey Paccart (Montréal), Philippe Pasquier (Vancouver) and Liz Rosenthal (London). Click here to read more about each juror involved in the Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program production application evaluation. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Audiences will have access to a variety of new digital content including 11 games, four rich interactive media and one software application.The Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program encourages the creation of interactive digital media content and software applications. Including this round of funding, the CMF has invested over $226.4 in the production of 406 innovative projects since 2010.For information on the latest projects that received production support, please click here.Experimental Stream Commercial Projects Pilot ProgramA specialized jury of experts on interactive digital media composed by Noemie Dupuy (Montréal), Mark Greenspan (Toronto), Francis Ingrand (Paris), Domenico La Porta (Liège, Belgium) and Rachel Noonan (Toronto) assessed projects which applied for funding through the Experimental Stream’s Commercial Projects Pilot Program. Click here to read more about each juror involved in the Experimental Stream’s Commercial Projects Pilot Program application evaluation.Funding through this Program is designed to support Canadian interactive digital media content and software applications which have an increased emphasis on commercial success. The CMF has invested over $14.8M in 25 projects with commercial viability since the program was launched in 2016.Audiences will have access to a variety of new digital content including seven games and two rich interactive media.To access a list of new projects that received production support as part of the Commercial Projects Pilot Program, click here.Francophone Minority ProgramSix convergent projects will receive $3.2M in funding as part of the second round of production financing under the Francophone Minority Program. This program supports projects which reflect the realities of living in French-language communities outside Québec. The CMF has provided $226.4 to 406 projects through this program since 2010.Canadian audiences will have a chance to enjoy these new productions created for television and digital media from various regions of the country: one from New Brunswick, one from Nova Scotia and four from Ontario. There will be three Children’s & Youth projects, two Variety & Performing Arts productions and one Drama project.Click here to view a list of CMF-funded projects and additional information, including production synopses, producer credits, and funding commitments.About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT CANADIAN ANIMATOR RICHARD WILLIAMS DEAD AT 86

first_imgROGER RABBIT ANIMATOR RICHARD WILLIAMS DIES AT 86Williams, who was born in Toronto but moved to the UK in the 1950s, won two Oscars and a Bafta for his work as animation director on the 1988 film, which starred Bob Hoskins.The triple Oscar and triple Bafta winner also worked on two of the Pink Panther films and Casino Royale. Williams died at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family announced. READ MORE‘WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?’ ANIMATOR RICHARD WILLIAMS DIES, AGED 86Renowned animator Richard Williams, best known for his work on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” died Friday at his home in Bristol, England, Variety has confirmed. He was 86.Williams was a distinguished animator, director, producer, author and teacher whose work has garnered three Oscars and three BAFTA Awards. READ MORE Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT ANIMATOR RICHARD WILLIAMS DEAD AT 86Canadian-born Oscar winner helped revitalize Disney’s animation department in the 1980sRichard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in Who Framed Roger Rabbit helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old.The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol, England, on Friday, his daughter Natasha Sutton Williams said Saturday. READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more