AUC, Postal Affairs to Establish Internet Exchange Point

first_imgThe African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MOPT), and the Internet Society are expected to hold a five-day capacity- building seminar for high level engineers towards establishing the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in the country.The seminar is expected to kick-off today, May 12, and will last up to May 16, 2014 in the conference room of the Ministry on Crown Hill.IXP is a physical infrastructure through which internet service providers exchange internet traffic between their networks.The seminar is aimed at creating requisite local technical expertise to support the IXP interconnections and operations, thereby employ hands-on laboratory experience for participants across the sectors.Those to be trained during the seminar are predominantly engineers who will practice and familiarize themselves with the technology.Based on that, the African IXP wants to ensure that Africa’s internet traffic is kept local to the continent by providing capacity-building and technical assistance to facilitate the establishment of IXPs in Africa.As such, countries around the world are establishing their own IXPs, where internet traffic would be routed locally, thereby creating a downward pressure on costs and stimulating growth and distributing them on a content of local basics.Currently, internet traffic between local users in Liberia like those in many other countries are routed through the West before getting to receivers, in spite of the fact that both senders and receivers live few kilometers apart.The document stated that based on its leadership in facilitating access to internet information to diverse stakeholders around the world, the Internet Society has been selected to conduct workshops in 30 AU Member States including Liberia.The workshop follows the IXP best practices capacity-building processes that was held in Liberia early October last year, where stakeholders in the ICT sector agreed to establish an IXP (Liberia).According to the document, establishing an IXP through Africa was one of the actions that was endorsed by AU members, and it is driven by vision to create a peaceful, integrated, prosperous Africa as a strategy to enable them  take up its rightful place in the global community.It may be recalled that in recent past, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and other AU leaders at a summit in Addis Ababa took a decision to address some critical infrastructure gap in the telecommunication sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The biggest defeat in Brazilian football history – Twitter reacts!

first_imgIt’s all over. The Brazilian dream of winning the 2014 World Cup on home soil was not just dashed, but annihilated.An astonishing and ruthless display of football saw Germany beat the hosts 7-1 in Belo Horizonte to book their place in the final at the Maracana on Sunday.Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira and Andre Schurrle delivered the blows as the Selecao embarrassed themselves in front of their fans.David Luiz and Dante all at sea, Fred a lonely figure up front and at the final whistle the whole squad were booed as they attempted to thank their support.A result which shocked the world of football left those on Twitter in awe and you can see the reaction below… Brazilian players look dejected 1last_img

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Confirmed: Lee McCulloch becomes Kilmarnock manager on permanent basis

first_img Lee McCulloch (right) takes over from Lee Clark (left) Lee McCulloch is “thrilled” to be taking charge of Kilmarnock on a permanent basis after the club confirmed his promotion from interim manager.The 39-year-old former Rangers man first served as Lee Clark’s number two but has been in position since the latter left in February.McCulloch guided the team to eighth place in the Ladbrokes Premiership and was widely expected to land the post.“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of manager at Kilmarnock. I have gained invaluable experience at the club, both as assistant manager and interim manager, and believe I am ready to take on the challenges of a Premiership manager,” he said.McCulloch, who won 18 Scotland caps, added: “I am extremely grateful to have loyal, committed players and coaching staff, as well as the support of the board, staff and fans.”Killie director Billy Bowie, added: “This is an excellent appointment for the club. Lee has gained the respect of everyone associated with Kilmarnock FC and we are delighted to be going forward with Lee as manager.“I would urge fans to get behind Lee and the team as we enter an exciting new season.” 1last_img read more

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ROAR OF THE TIGERS OVER AS KILDRUM KNOCKED OUT OF THE CUP

first_imgFROM PADDY O’MAHONEY IN CORK: KILDRUM Tigers superb FAI intermediate cup run is over after being beaten in Cork today.The St Johnston men lost out 2-1 to College Corinthians in a 5th round tie they should probably have won.In fact the Donegal men were well on top when their hosts snatched the lead in the 14th minute through Mark Murphy. And the Cork side doubled their lead through the same player when a mix up in the Tigers’ defence saw a Paddy McLaughlin back-pass being tucked away.Despite shading the first side the east Donegal outfit went in 2-0 down.They came roaring back into the game in the second half but found it difficult to find the Corinthians net despite several opportunities.And their cause wasn’t helped when Matthew Crossan was sent off for the Tigers in the 69th minute in what looked a very harsh decision. Despite being down to ten men, the Co Donegal man fought out, earning a last minute penalty which Oisin McMenamin converted. But it was too little, too late and a second sending off saw the Tigers reduced to nine men.After the game Tigers’ manager Raymond McDaid was clearly disappointed.“I’m annoyed at the way we gave away those two goals because we had been on top of the game,” he said.He said the sending off of Crossan made their task even harder.“It was never a red card,” said McDaid. “It’s the rarest one I’ve ever seen. In my opinion, these referees have been watching too much TV.” LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comROAR OF THE TIGERS OVER AS KILDRUM KNOCKED OUT OF THE CUP was last modified: January 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegalfai intermediate cupkildrum tigersSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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SOCCER: SWILLY’S SEASON WARMS UP WITH TWO FRIENDLIES

first_imgSwilly Club NotesSwilly Rovers FC lotto results Monday 9th August 2015. Numbers drawn: 13, 20, 22, 24. There was no Jackpot winner. One 3-number winner: Steve Dunworth, Ramelton.Jackpot next week: €1375. Next draw in O’Shaughnessys Bar on Sunday 16th Aug.Swilly Rovers U14 women’s team beat Sea Rovers in 2-1 after extra time in the first round of the U14 Ulster FA Women’s Cup. The Swilly goals were scored by Chloe Moore and Kellyann Buchanan. Swilly Rovers continued pre-season with two friendlies this past week, losing to Lagan Harps 3-1 with the goal coming from Michael McHugh and also losing narrowly to Drumoghill 3-2 with goals coming from Michael Doherty and Marty McDaid.Swilly Rovers would like to extend congratulations to all of its players who competed in the Macron Galway Cup in the week past for various teams.The club held its annual underage registration night in the community centre, Ramelton on Tuesday night.Anyone who still needs to sign is asked to contact any Swilly committee member urgently as registrations are due for the upcoming season. SOCCER: SWILLY’S SEASON WARMS UP WITH TWO FRIENDLIES was last modified: August 11th, 2015 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:Swilly Rovers noteslast_img read more

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FA reportedly agrees £600m sale of Wembley Stadium to Shahid Khan

first_img Shahid Khan during Fulham’s Championship play-off final victory at Wembley The Government have also kept a close eye on things, with demands that the name of the stadium can never be sold off in a commercial sponsorship deal.There has also been a demand to stage matches such as the FA Cup final will always be staged at the ground in future years.Some England matches will be played there but the FA are also keen to take the national team on the road for matches to ensure supporters across the country get the chance to watch the Three Lions in action.Those games are likely to be played over the autumn, when Khan hopes to ensure Wembley is clear to host regular season NFL matches. The FA have reportedly created a buy-back clause of £100m if the stadium is stripped of its elite status by UEFA REVEALED New Orleans Saints faced Miami Dolphins at Wembley in October 2017 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The Football Association has reportedly agreed a deal in principle to sell Wembley Stadium for £600million – but it will include a buy-back clause if the ground is not up to scratch.American billionaire Shahid Khan wants to take control at the national stadium as he looks to boost his chances of establishing an NFL franchise in the UK. And Khan, who is the owner of NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars and Premier League club Fulham, appears to be a step closer to achieving his dream, with the Financial Times claiming the FA have settled on a deal in principle to complete the sale.This comes just one day before a crunch vote of the FA board at Wembley which could ratify the terms of the agreement.The ten-man group will meet tomorrow where chief executive Martin Glenn and chairman Greg Clarke will present the proposals in full, however, the sale will only go through if the board gives a unanimous vote in favour of the motion.Negotiations have been happening over the past six months when Khan made an offer to buy Wembley, with the promise of a further £300m in future revenues. Latest Football News The FA was roundly criticised for even entertaining the idea.However, the organisation insist it is the ideal way to raise funds to invest in grass roots facilities across the country.This has not stopped the FA from driving a hard bargain to ensure the future of football at Wembley is protected with Khan looking to utilise the venue for his Jacksonville Jaguars franchise.And it is understood that the FA will secure the rights to buy back Wembley for just £100m if it is stripped of its elite status by UEFA. RANKED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack MONEY BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies wonlast_img read more

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CHAMBER PLEADS WITH MOTORISTS TO HAVE PATIENCE DURING CHRISTMAS RUSH

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber has appealed to motorists to be patient as traffic begins to build in the the build-up to the festive season.The chamber is hoping there will be no scenes like this in Letterkenny!There are more than 3,000 parking spaces in the town and people are being asked to take their time.Toni Forrester, CEO of Letterkenny Chamber, says everyone can play their part. “Car parks and main routes will of course be busy so in the spirit of the festive season we urge motorists to exercise caution and show some patience.“The Gardai are on standby to keep the traffic moving as best they can but they need everyone’s co-operation. We encourage everyone to follow the rules of the road and keep safe this Christmas.”The chamber has reminded people there are 3000 car parking spaces in Letterkenny Town Centre at very reasonable rates and of course 30 minutes free on street parking. The many car parks are just minutes walk from the main shopping areas.“At this time of the year we just like to remind shoppers that there’s lots of free and reasonable spaces available within walking distance of shopping areas. We also know that this weekend will be busy and we call for people to be patient and to pass on their festive cheer to fellow motorists,” added Ms Forrester.  CHAMBER PLEADS WITH MOTORISTS TO HAVE PATIENCE DURING CHRISTMAS RUSH was last modified: December 18th, 2013 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:CHristmasLetterkenny Chamberroad ragelast_img read more

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Rescue update: Trio rescued after tourists in cottage heard cry for help

first_imgThe three people who were plucked from the sea today were rescued after tourists staying in a holiday cottage heard their cries for help.All three, two adults and a sixteen-year-old youth, had only left to go fishing off Inishowen moments earlier.The group had left Malin Head pier around midday on their 15ft fishing vessel. The group had only traveled approximately half a mile out to sea when the vessel suddenly capsized.The three were in the water for a considerable period of time before their shouts for help were heard from people staying in a nearby cottage.Malin Head Coast Station was contacted immediately and a rescue mission was launched just after 4pm.Two people, an adult and the 16 year old youth were quickly recovered from the sea. The youth was the first person to be lifted by a local vessel and he was taken by the Rescue 118 helicopter from the Pier at Malin Head to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.An adult was lifted a short time later and he too was taken to hospital.However, a third person, a man in his 70s, was not rescued until just before 6pm after he was spotted by another local fishing vessel.He was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious.The search and rescue operation involved lifeboat crews from the Lough Swilly RNLI, the Malin Head Coast Guard and the Coast Guard 118 Helicopter. Spokesman for Lough Swilly RNLI, Joe Joyce, confirmed that the alarm was raised after the shouts of the fishermen was heard by visitors staying in the nearby cottage.“The party had left around midday but the first person was not recovered until after the alarm was raised around 4pm.“They were in the water a long time. The alarm was raised by people staying in a cottage just above the pier when they heard shouts for help,” he said.There is no indication yet as to what caused the boat to capsize. Rescue update: Trio rescued after tourists in cottage heard cry for help was last modified: July 19th, 2018 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)last_img read more

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QPR plan to send players to Malaysia on loan, says director

first_imgQPR director Kamarudin Bin Meranun has told reporters in Malaysia the club plan to send its reserves and youngsters there on loan.Rangers have visited to play two matches as part of a three-game tour of Asia, which will end with a trip to Indonesia.“We have more plans for Malaysia and Malaysian football. We are open to discussions and ready to share our knowledge and expertise with local football clubs here,” Malaysian media quoted him as saying.“We have talked to a few local clubs here to share our ideas and experiences. We also plan to send our reserve or youth players to play in the local leagues.”Do you think QPR sending players on loan to Malaysia would be a good idea? Click here to vote Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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