Who Wins 2015 Special Intra-Gov’t Tourney?

first_imgAmongst the eight football teams in the 2015 Special Intra-Governmental Tournament, which begins today, there are two favorites– the current champions, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Legislature.The MYS, in the 2014 edition clinched the tournament from amongst over 16 contenders, with former Liberia midfield maestro Kelvin Sebwe providing the inspiration.The employment of Joe Nagbe and George Gebro at the Ministry now will improve the team’s chances.Howbeit, the Legislature –also formidable force – with Africa’s Legend Sen. George Weah, playing as offensive midfielder has Fofi Kamara, Sebastian Mouh amongst others.Today at 9:00am, over 500 public servants from three branches of Government – Legislature, Judiciary and the Executive – are expected to parade from Broad Street’s Sports Commission to the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to kick-off the three-day football and kickball tournaments.A brief program will precede events where Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe and Madam Yusador Gaye – the Auditor General of the General Auditing Commission, will be amongst other speakers.The GAC’s AG will take the official kick-off at 10:00am.The tournament should have been “celebrating the Kick-out of Ebola in the country,” but the resurgence of the Ebola has caused the tournament to go on without a theme – an unprecedented incident.The cost of the tournament is about US$12,800 – with a budget allocation of about US$10,400 and US$2,400 for totaled registration of the 16 teams.In the opener, the kickball team of NASSCORP meets Ministry of State. The male team of NASSCORP faces the GAC in the first football derby and LIBTELCO will locks horns with the Ministry of Defence.The Judiciary faces the Legislature to climax the day’s games. On Thursday, defending kickball champions of the Ministry of Youth and Sports will play the Legislature, while the Judiciary meets the Forestry Development Authority, and then first winner between NASSCORP and Ministry of State will face the Ministry of Finance and the LBS and the defending football champions Ministry of Youth and Sports will climax the day.At the end of the tournament on Friday, trophies would be given to the first and 2nd winners in each category as well as medals, but individual prizes are yet to be finalized.The reduction of participating teams from 32 to eight teams as well as deletion of the volleyball version are because of budget cut and lack of playing facilities in the country.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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In Pasadena, every rose has its … thorns?

first_imgPASADENA – From thorny rose to thorny floribunda. Rather than choose just one Pasadena curmudgeon to serve as this year’s “Thorny Rose,” a central figure in the annual Doo Dah Parade, the organizers have netted a cete of curmudgeons: the West Pasadena Residents Association. “That’s great, we deserve it,” said a clearly humbled Dorothy Lindsey, who was anointed WPRA president earlier this year partly to tone down the WPRA rhetoric. “I think that shows what we are doing is raising the level of attention of neighborhood organizations overall.” The Thorny Rose citation letter lists the NFL battle as the seminal political fight for the WPRA. As residents in the West Pasadena area grew increasingly concerned about the prospect of professional football gaining a foothold in the Arroyo Seco, the WPRA launched an all-out public relations war against the City Council, and Councilman Steve Madison in particular, to block an NFL deal. “The WPRA has learned to become a lean, mean lobbying machine,” said one member of the Thorny Rose Selection Committee, who always work in anonymity. “And it has the firepower to back that up.” And, she added, “They have learned in a very public way that their threats work.” Although Madison denies he changed his mind about an NFL deal because of the pressure put on him, his was the deciding vote to end negotiations with the league. Over the last few years, the WPRA has been an almost ubiquitous voice in calling for a slowdown in development in the city. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, EXT. 4458 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ice Volcano Seen on Titan

first_imgPlanetary scientists are reporting the possible discovery of an ice volcano on Saturn’s large moon Titan.  A large circular feature, 18 miles across, appears to have a caldera at the top, is surrounded by stress fractures, and appears warmer than the surroundings (warmer, relatively speaking: the mean surface temperature is -290° F).  The infrared pictures are somewhat indistinct due to the smoggy haze that obstructs views of the surface.    The discovery, announced in Nature,1,2 might explain the origin of the methane observed in Titan’s atmosphere.  The paper states that “a widespread methane ocean does not exist” on the surface.  Instead, cryovolcanism might provide a mechanism that could resupply the methane from below.  See also press releases from the Cassini website, JPL and the BBC.  [email protected] remarks that scientists were disappointed to find that Titan is as dry as a bone.1Louise Prokter, “Planetary science: Shades of Titan,” Nature 435, 749-750 (9 June 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435749a.2Sotin et al., “Release of volatiles from a possible cryovolcano from near-infrared imaging of Titan,” Nature 435, 786-789 (9 June 2005) | doi: 10.1038/nature03596.The lack of oceans of ethane and methane was a huge disappointment and surprise to planetary scientists.  They know that atmospheric methane is destroyed by the solar wind in short order – 100 million years as an upper limit (that’s only 1/45 the assumed age of Titan).  But they also expected the photolysis of methane to lead to the accumulation of hydrocarbons on the surface in the form of huge deposits of liquids.    Another surprise is the rarity of impact craters.  What keeps the methane supplied, and what keeps the surface smoothed over for long ages, are now major puzzles for those accustomed to thinking in terms of billions of years.  Trying to get all that methane out of one volcano seems a stretch.  Even with hundreds of such vents, how long could that continue?    The thought of a volcano erupting ice onto the surface of an alien moon, though, is pretty cool.(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Look Who’s Coming to the Real-Time Web Summit

first_imgOn October 15th, in Mountain View California, ReadWriteWeb is convening a discussion on new opportunities in a real-time web. Called the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit, the event will be a participant-driven, professionally facilitated, full day of brainstorming, problem solving, inspiration and networking. Who’s signed up to come so far? Below we offer a sample of participants just to give you an idea how the event is shaping up. Ultimately the content will be decided by you, so please join us for a conversation about what’s most important to you about the real-time web. Last year we happened across one of Kaliya Hamlin’s unconference events, spent a couple of hours there and it was an amazing experience. I’m really looking forward to the real-time web summit. The unconference format is an amazing way for things to happen, it gets everyone to lower their defenses. By opening peoples’ minds to ‘this is about whatever we want it to be about’, they look at how they can create value. -Martin Källström, CEO, TwinglyThat’s a sampling of highlighted companies and individuals attending, but you’ll be every bit their equal as a participant in the Real-Time Web Summit. Sessions at the event will be participant driven and we’ll be discussing everything from strategically filtering the real-time firehose to the bottom-line financial benefits of going real-time.Sign up now – early-bird registration ends Wednesday. We’ll see you in Mountain View!Photo: Our event facilitator and production partner Kaliya Hamlin, by Bill Johnston of partner organization Forum One Communications. marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Real-Time Web#web Related Posts Select Highlighted Participants at the Summit So FarContingents from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, MySpace, Atlassian and Betaworks (Bit.ly, Tweetdeck, Twitterfeed and more) are coming.Media innovators like Ted Roden of the New York Times R&D Lab and Enjoysthin.gs and Sam Whitmore of Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey.Geeks like Brett Slatkin (Google, Pubsubhubbub), Brad Fitzpatrick (Google, Pubsubhubbub, LiveJournal, OpenID, Webfinger, etc.), Jeremy Hylton (Google), Leah Culver, Mary Hodder, Julien Genestoux (SuperFeedr), Ethan Gahng (LazyFeed) and the guys from CitySourced.Financial research engine FirstRain, enterprise Websocket gateway provider Kaazing and TIBCO.Real-time search engines like OneRiot, Wowd, Twingly and Collecta.A number of Venture Capitalists.last_img read more

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A Chat With Henry Gifford

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Most builders and designers involved with green building have heard of Henry Gifford. Energy efficiency experts admire his deep knowledge of heating systems and his straight talk about the unacceptably high number of HVAC problems in run-of-the-mill new buildings in the U.S. At the headquarters of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), on the other hand, he is something of a pariah — due in part to his 2010 lawsuit that accused the USGBC of making “deceptive marketing claims.”Gifford lost his suit. Yet even those who doubt the usefulness of Gifford’s litigious tactics usually admit that he has a point: many LEED-certified buildings use so much energy that they don’t even meet Energy Star standards. Due in part to Gifford’s needling, the USGBC has implemented changes in the LEED program that attempt to address some of Gifford’s concerns.Gifford knows more about boilers and heating system design than almost any mechanical engineer in the country. I recently reached him by telephone for a one-hour interview.Q. What recommendations do you have for the design of heating or ventilating systems for single-family homes?Henry Gifford: A nice successful person, who society rewards with a three-bedroom house in the suburbs, usually gets a master suite with its own bathroom. Usually, the house has a duct system that blows 400 cfm of heating and cooling air into the bedroom all day. The air comes out the bedroom door, down the hallway past the thermostat, back into the central return near the kitchen, through the air handler and back around again.At night, guess what happens? Somebody closes the bedroom door. Now the air pressure in the bedroom goes up, so now only 300 cfm gets delivered to the bedroom. Maybe 100 cfm goes through the bathroom exhaust duct through… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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10 Classic TV Shows You Still Can’t Watch Online

first_imgOnline television offers a truly dizzying array of choices. Viewers of services like Hulu and Netflix, as well as customers of iTunes and Amazon Digital Services, can stream, rent or purchase episodes of television shows from every era.But not every show that ever aired is legally available online. Surprisingly, there are plenty of high-profile shows that are not available for online consumption – not even for purchase. For a variety of reasons, there are some seriously popular (or once-popular) shows that you just can’t find online.Here’s my list of the concluded shows that were popular in their day and are not currently available online in any streaming form. DVD collections do not count, and the show doesn’t have to be free online: shows on HBO Go are regarded as online, even if you have to subscribe to HBO to get them. (I’m looking at you, Sopranos.) And because legal is the watchword here, I am not going to count the ways you can download copies of episodes with BitTorrent or watch them on YouTube.Note that the availability of online shows is constantly shifting. The Cosby Show was once on Netflix, then off, and now is on Hulu Plus. Nor is this list complete: you may have your own favorites that you can’t find online. Stick around until the end, though; I’ve included linkst to a set of tools that can find shows even on obscure networks.1. BatmanImage courtesy of Greenway Productions/20th Century Fox TelevisionThanks to the DC Comics/Warner Brothers money machine, you can view Batman animated series episodes practically anywhere on the Internet. But the original 1966-1968 classic show starring Adam West and Burt Ward is not showing online at any Bat-time or any Bat-channel. For comic-book aficionados, this is both bad (it’s Batman!) and good (the Batusi? Really?). But at the end of the day, who wouldn’t want to relive the harrowing cliff-hangers we saw as kids while also catching the barely disguised innuendo we can detect as adults?2. Full HouseImage courtesy of Jeff Franklin Productions/Miller-Boyett Productions/Warner Bros. TelevisionYeah, I cringed too. But the 1987-1995 run on ABC was hugely popular and its absence online is sure to be noted. This wholesome-to-the-max family drama with three men caring for three girls (trust me, it worked) actually poked a few holes in the usual sitcom situation, especially with the notion that dads could parent, too.3. The Golden GirlsImage courtesy of Witt/Thomas/Harris ProductionsIn the days when comedy shows reigned supreme, this one showed viewers that old could mean funny. For seven seasons, from 1985-1992, this NBC show featuring four sharp women was acerbic enough keep even younger audiences interested. But older audiences flocked to this show, and might again if it was more widely distributed online.4. The HoneymoonersImage courtesy of Jackie Gleason Enterprises“To the moon, Alice!” Or at least to the nearest IP address, please. But alas, the comedic genius of Jackie Gleason and an incredible cast of comedy veterans is not to be found online now. Popular from 1953-1956, and then even more when it was revived as a part of a variety show from 1966-1970 (with sporadic episodes throughout the ’70s), this comedy about working-class couples remains timeless.5. Little House on the PrairieImage courtesy of Ed Friendly Productions/NBC ProductionsFor about a season, maybe two, this NBC family drama followed the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder fairly closely. But the popularity of the family drama pushed the writers to expand the Ingalls-verse to keep the show going. Until the end, it mostly worked. The saga of Charles Ingalls and his family in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, was compelling and genuinely warm, even if it bore little resemblance to history.6. M*A*S*HImage courtesy of 20th Century Fox TelevisionOne of the longest-running shows on television, this medical procedural/comedy/war series ran for 11 seasons on CBS, bringing the Korean War into our homes every Monday night. You wouldn’t think a show about a medical unit in a proxy war in Asia would be a hit so soon after the actual Vietnam War, but it was. The chemistry of the cast and the razor-sharp writing kept this show alive far longer than the conflict in which it was set. I’d like my kids to see this one.7. Mork and MindyImage courtesy of Henderson Productions/Miller-Milkis Productions/Paramount TelevisionThis spin-off from Happy Days (yes, go look it up) followed the adventures of one Mork from Ork in Boulder, Colorado, for four seasons. Not a long run, but Robin Williams, Pam Dawber – and even the late Jonathan Winters – created a show full of insane improvisation and sheer goofiness… and maybe a valid mirror on human behavior. That it’s not online now? ShazBot, somebody call Orson.8. The Six Million Dollar ManImage courtesy of Kenneth JohnsonYou can rebuild him. You can make him better than he was before. Faster. Stronger. But if you want to actually watch Lee Majors as the world’s first bionic man online? Forget it, the show’s locked up tighter than the OSI. Okay, so the show doesn’t rank up there with the greats, but it was pretty decent sci-fi that managed to bring super-heroics to the screen and show us a surprisingly realistic future of bionics. Even if they always did run in slow motion.9. ThirtysomethingImage courtesy of The Bedford Falls Company/United Artists TelevisionI may be one of the few people on the planet that has never watched a single episode of this show, but there’s no denying its impact as an ensemble drama that drew in the lucrative demographic of, well, thirtysomethings to ABC for four seasons. The show’s depiction of baby boomers in their thirties was smart, well-written and very much loved by its viewers.10. The WaltonsImage courtesy of Lorimar ProductionsThis nine-season family drama based on the novel Spencer’s Mountain ran from 1972-1981 depicting the lives of a rural Virginia family in the midst of the Great Depression and World War II. This was a big family, too, with seven kids, the parents, and the grandparents all trying to make do in one of the roughest American economies ever. A lot of people make fun of this show, pegging it as pure schmaltz. Yet the Waltons enjoy a lifestyle that many people not-so-secretly strive for – and might watch all over again.Good night, John-Boy.Find Your Own FavoritesIf you are not sure if the show you want to watch is online anywhere, try Sidereel, which does a pretty good job listing the online availability of shows. It’s not 100% accurate, though, so if your results come up empty, try Hulu next.Even if you are not a Hulu subscriber, you can still search for TV episodes on the site. If Hulu does not have them, it may point you to other sources (like cable channel websites) where the show can be watched.You might also try Netflix, which often changes show availability at the drop of a hat.Hopefully, all your favorite shows will be online someday. Until then, what shows are you missing?Lead image courtesy of Henderson Productions/Miller-Milkis Productions/Paramount Television 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#entertainment#Streaming video#television brian proffittcenter_img Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

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