Sports Briefs

first_imgJimenez’s late goal keeps Benfica top in Portugal LISBON, Portugal (AP): Raul Jimenez scored a late goal to ensure that Benfica reclaimed the lead of Portuguese league with a 1-0 win at Rio Avenue on Sunday. Jimenez went on as a substitute in the 67th and the Mexican forward found the net in the 73rd when he headed in a ball that had been cleared onto the bar. The defending champions restored their two-point lead over Sporting Lisbon at the top of the table with three rounds left. Elsewhere, Joao Pica scored four minutes from time to give bottom side Tondela a 1-0 win at Setubal, boosting its hopes of avoiding relegation. On a good night for visiting sides, Arouca also won 2-1 at Maritimo, Moreirense won 1-0 at Nacional, and Estoril drew 1-1 at Guimaraes. Title within reach for Juventus ROME (AP): Gianluigi Buffon saved a late penalty and Juventus took a big step towards a fifth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 win at Fiorentina yesterday. If Napoli fail to win at Roma today, Juventus will have sealed the Italian league championship with three matches to spare. If Napoli win, Juventus need only one more point to seal it. Substitute Alvaro Morata scored the winner seconds after Nikola Kalinic had equalised for Fiorentina late in the second half. Buffon then stopped Kalinic’s spot kick in the 90th. “We’re not cheering for anyone,” Morata said of today’s game. “If we win (the league), it’s because we deserve to.” Last month, Buffon broke a 22-year-old Serie A record by not conceding a goal for 974 consecutive minutes. Levante, Getafe concede late goals BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Levante and Getafe both conceded late goals in disappointing draws at home on Sunday that hurt their chances of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league. Levante couldn’t stop Athletic Bilbao from scoring twice in the final minutes to finish 2-2 and remains at the bottom of the standings with only three rounds remaining. Getafe stayed immediately above Levante after seeing their fightback frustrated when Valencia scored for a 2-2 stalemate. Villarreal, Liverpool’s opponents in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, drew 0-0 with Real Sociedad in a lacklustre home match as it stayed in fourth place. Sevilla beat Real Betis 2-0 in a derby for their first win in six rounds to warm up for a Europa League semi-final against Shakhtar Donetsk, also on Thursday.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS EARN CRUCIAL WIN OVER ARDARA IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE

first_imgFour Masters Club NotesU12’s: Ryan O’Donnell’s Under 12’s recently gave a great display of footballing skills in the Frankie McMullen Football Tournament in Tirchonaill Park. Well done to everyone involved. Under 8’s: The Four Masters Under 8’s will be playing in a blitz this Saturday in Ballyshannon, six teams from across the locality will be participating. Good luck to all the players. Under 10’s: The Four Masters Under 10’s will be playing Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Bríd on Wednesday 4th September at Tirchonaill Park.Players must be there by 6.00pm sharp. Well done to the Under 10’s who competed in a large blitz at Robert Emmett’s, Castlefinn.A huge thanks to the organisers of the blitz and to the parents who provided transport and have been a huge support throughout.Club Newsletter: The Club is now producing a monthly newsletter packed full of news and information about the Club and the full range of activities it is involved with. To read all about it check out our new website on http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/Training Pitch Development Draw: Please remember to return the unsold draw tickets to the Club asap on Monday evenings 9.00pm – 9.30pm in the Abbey Hotel or bring them along to Club coaches during training.This first prize is All Ireland Final tickets plus €250 spending money! There is also a raft of other amazing prizes.These All Ireland Final tickets are in huge demand – for a game that many believe will be a truly classic footballing encounter between Dublin and Mayo.To have the chance of winning these most valuable of tickets go online to http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/. The draw takes place on Thursday 19th September in Dom’s Pier 1 at 9. Four Masters Lotto: There was no winner of the weekly Club lotto jackpot this week. The €50 winners were Brien Boyle, Driminnin and Manus Brennan, Drumkeeghan. Numbers drawn were 6, 9, 10 and 11.Next week’s lotto jackpot stands at €1600. All money raised from the lotto goes towards the Club, we presently cater for 24 different teams from Under 7 up.To continue to provide facilities for the local community and ensure up keep and progressive development the Club lotto is crucial.Cost of the lotto is only €2 per week. To play please visit our website http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/ or speak with Paul Timoney on 087 279 1305. U16’s: Good luck to the Under 16 team who will play a challenge match with Convoy on Friday 6th in Tirchonaill Park. Throw is 6.30pm.Senior Team: Congratulations to the Senior team on their win against Ardara on Sunday 1st September. They are playing away to Killybegs on Sunday 8th throw in 3pm.U21’s: Congratulations to the U21 team who had a great win against Milford last week. They face Cloughaneey on Wednesday evening in the quarter final. Throw in 6.30pm in Convoy. Very best of luck to all involved.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS EARN CRUCIAL WIN OVER ARDARA IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE was last modified: September 4th, 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:fixturesfour mastersGAAlottonewsNotesSportlast_img read more

Auslagern nach Sudafrika

first_imgDa Unternehmen weltweit auf den zunehmenden Kosten- und Preisdruck reagieren, transformiert sich Sudafrika zu einem international bevorzugten Standort fur die Auslagerung von Geschaftsablaufen.Das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen ist ein weltweiter Trend und die Branche, die einen Jahresumsatz von 130 Milliarden US-Dollar vorweisen kann, wird nach Erwartungen in den kommenden funf Jahren um ca. 50% wachsen.Bei dieser Art des Outsoucings werden bestimmte Geschaftsablaufe, die in der Regel unternehmensintern abgewickelt werden, einem Dienstleister (z. B. Kundenbetreuungs- oder Callcenter) uberlassen.Als Schlusselsektor im Regierungsprogramm zur Ankurblung des Wirtschaftswachstums wurde das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen erkannt. In diesem Bereich rechnet das Land mit 25.000 direkten und 75.000 indirekten Arbeitsplatzen, die bis 2009 die Wirtschaft des Landes um 7,95 Milliarden Rand bereichern werden.IT-Outsourcing ist ebenfalls eine Wachstumsbranche in Sudafrika. Die Vielfalt des lokalen Marktes (Know-how aus den Industrielandern und die Gegebenheiten eines Entwicklungslandes) macht das Land zu einem idealen Testlabor fur neue Innovationen.IT-Outsourcing macht mehr als ein Drittel des 30 Milliarden Rand schweren Marktes fur IT-Dienstleistungen, wie eine 2008 durchgefuhrte Studie der Unternehmensberatung IDC belegt.Die internationale Forschungsgruppe Gartner sieht Sudafrika unter den wichtigsten 30 Outsourcing-Lander fur Software-Entwicklung, womit das Land 2007 gleichauf mit Israel in der Region Europa, Nahost und Afrika sowie mit Australien und Indien weltweit liegt.Calling .ZADer Zeitschrift Business Day zufolge ist die lokale Callcenter-Branche seit 2003 um ca. 8% pro Jahr gewachsen. 54.000 Arbeitsplatze bietet dieser Bereich, der mit 0,92 zum Bruttoinlandsprodukt Sudafrikas beitragt.Ein 2007 lanciertes staatlich finanziertes Outsourcing-Unterstutzungsprogramm zielt auf die Verbesserung der sudafrikanischen Wettbewerbsfahigkeit ab und bietet 1,1 Milliarden Rand an Investitionsanreizen. Der Plan konzentriert sich auf:Eine breit angelegte Marketing-Strategie.Ein staatliches Unterstutzungsprogramm mit Investitions- und Schulungszuschussen.Gute preisliche Rahmenbedingungen im Bereich Telekommunikation.WettbewerbsvorteileFur Sudafrika sprechen viele Faktoren, wie z. B.:Ein erstklassiges Serviceniveau im Callcenter-Bereich.Eine hohe Management- und Dienstleistungskompetenz in Kombination mit umfassendem Finanz-Know-how, insbesondere in den Bereichen Versicherungen, Hypotheken/Darlehen und Inkasso.Zeitzonen-kompatibel mit Europa.Eine hervorragende Beherrschung der englischen Sprache: neutrale Akzente, die fur westliche Markte leicht verstandlich sind.Ein gunstiger Wechselkurs.Ein hohes staatliches Engagement.Staatlich unterstutzte Anreize wie z. B. Existenzgrundungs- und Expansionszuschusse und reduzierte Telekommunikationskosten.Eine hoch entwickelte und im Wachstum begriffene Telekommunikationsbranche.Die Regierung ergreift Maßnahmen zur Gewahrleistung einer preisgunstigen und besser verfugbaren Bandbreitenkapazitat zur Ermoglichung von preiswerteren internationalen Telefongesprachen. Großprojekte zur Verlegung von Unterwasser-Glasfaserkabeln entlang der Ost- und Westkuste Afrikas zur Verbesserung der Kommunikation des Kontinents mit dem Rest der Welt werden in Angriff genommen.Die ganze Welt in einem LandZu den internationalen Unternehmen, die sich bereits fur Sudafrika als Outsourcing-Land entschieden haben, gehoren: IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, Lufthansa, Virgin, Sykes, Avis und Car Phone Warehouse.Sudafrikas Engagement fur die Outsourcing-Branche wurde 2007 mit der Entscheidung zum Bau eines 125 Mio. Rand teuren Callcenters mit 1.500 Arbeitsplatzen im Gewerbepark Coega, außerhalb von Port Elizabeth in der Provinz Ostkap, bekraftigt.Der BPO-Park erstreckt sich uber funf Hektar im Coega-Gewerbepark und umfasst Schulungseinrichtungen und Freizeitangebote. Nach Bekunden des Verwaltungsunternehmens ist das Areal auf verschiedene Szenarien ausgelegt und bietet optimale Voraussetzungen fur eine Vielzahl von Investoren.Weitere Beispiele fur kurzlich erfolgte Investitionen: Im Mai 2008 eroffnete der Ölkonzern Royal Dutch Shell ein Callcenter in Kapstadt. Dieses Callcenter wird Shell-Kunden in Belgien, Luxemburg und den Niederlanden betreuen. Afrikaans-sprechende Mitarbeiter werden fur Gesprache in niederlandischer und flamischer Sprache speziell geschult.  Im November 2007 begann der US-amerikanische Outsourcing-Riese TeleTech mit dem Bau einer neuen Niederlassung (der ersten auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent) in den Außenbezirken von Kapstadt. Letzte Aktualisierung: September 2008SAinfo reporter. Quellen (Englische Websites):South Africa YearbookBusiness Process Enabling South AfricaDepartment of Trade and IndustryCoega Development CorportationBusiness Daylast_img read more

DIY: How to Hide like You’ve Never Hidden Before

first_img SharePrint Related5 Geocaching Dreams — And How to Interpret ThemMarch 3, 2015In “Community”Meet the German Robin Hood. — Schinderhannes (GC23VXF) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 17, 2013In “Community”Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Did you see that out-of-this-world geocache or maybe you’ve heard whispers of it in geocaching lore? It’s the geocache with King Arthur’s sword in a stone, that geocache placed at the scene of a Hollywood train wreck, or maybe it’s even a birdhouse that houses no birds or something else that’s magical, ingenious and never-before-seen in the history of the geocaching galaxy. Yeah, wow. So you’ve heard of it?A quality hide inspires and invites other geocachers to flex their geocaching creativity. There are ways for you to find the best of the best and ways to get inspired to create amazing geocaches. Use Favorite Points to find the geocaches that made your fellow adventurers’ jaws drop when they found it and follow the Geocache of the Week on our blog. Check out the Geocacher of the Month to see innovators in the geocaching world. Many of these all-stars have geocaches that have hundreds or even thousands of Favorite Points. The Geocaching YouTube channel offers a whole video series dedicated to Creative Geocaches.There’s one stop you should make before locking yourself in the garage to craft the perfect geocache hide. Check out Advice to Geocache Hiders from Law Enforcement. Then you’ll be ready! Join us on the Geocaching Facebook page to talk creative geocaches and show off your geocaching wonders to the world.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

CNN Announces iReport Awards for Participatory Journalism

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#crowdsourcing#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img mike melanson If you’re a TV actor, you have the Emmy Awards. If you’re a journalist, you have the Pulitzer Prize. But if you’re a citizen reporter, what do you have? Nothing, until now.CNN announced today that it was launching the CNN iReport Awards “to honor the best examples of participatory journalism in 2010.”CNN first launched the user-generated iReport feature nearly five years ago and last year alone users contributed more than 150,000 “iReports”. The project surpassed more than 740,000 “iReporters” in 2010. How does it work? Users submit reports to CNN directly on the Web or from the iPhone app, which are posted to the iReport section of CNN.com. “The collaborative relationship that we have with our iReporters is one of the unique strengths of CNN, and in many ways represents the future of storytelling,” said Meredith Artley, managing editor and vice president of CNN.com, in a press release. “These awards are designed to celebrate those outstanding efforts.”According to the release, awards will be broken up into six categories: Breaking News, Original Reporting, Compelling Imagery (photos or video), Commentary, Personal Story, and Interview. In each category, five users have been nominated and will be judged by a panel of “innovators and trailblazers in participatory storytelling.”Nominees run the gamut, from iReporter Johnny Colt, who “took a boat out to the coast of Grand Island in Louisiana to expose BP for its slow effort in cleaning up the oil spill”, to Sam Bolton, who “investigated the lack of progress made to clean up unexploded bomblets from the Vietnam War.” While all of these iReporters may have varying levels of training and experience, they have something in common – the desire to relate their experiences and stories to the world, and CNN offers that platform. Of course, anyone could simply upload videos or relate these accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Blogger or any other “Web 2.0” medium, but CNN might lend a bit of credibility. When CNN independently confirms details on a report, it stamps it with a “vetted” badge.Awards will close on March 7, but until then you can see all 30 nominees on the iReport Awards site. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.2 To Fix Lock Screen Glitch

first_imgreadwrite Apple has pushed out a fix for the passcode unlock bug in iOS 7, which made it possible to bypass the lock screen passcode via a complicated series of screen taps and button presses. Unlike iOS 7.0.1 (for the iPhone 5S and 5C only), version 7.0.2 is available for download and as an over-the-air update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.In addition to fixing the passcode bug, the latest update also returns to duty a Greek keyboard for passcodes, which had apparently gone AWOL.9to5Mac reports that Apple may also be testing iOS 7.1, presumably in advance of a rumored Apple event next month focused around the Mac Pro and still-as-yet-unannounced new iPad line. Feature image via David Hamilton for ReadWrite Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Tags:#Apple#ios7#iPad#iPhone#iPod Touch#now The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts last_img read more

Work Far Advanced on Centres of Excellence for Primary Health Care

first_imgWork is far advanced on three of the four Centres of Excellence for primary health care, being developed by the Government.This was announced by Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 25.[RELATED: Government Purchases 17 Ambulances]The three structures currently being enhanced are the Isaac Barrant Health Centre in St. Thomas; Darliston Health Centre in Westmoreland; and Santa Cruz Health Centre in St. Elizabeth.“Cabinet has approved the award of the contract for the renovation of the fourth – the Claremont Health Centre in St. Ann – and work should begin very soon,” the Minister informed.Improvement to the facilities included expanding the waiting areas, to make them more customer friendly, and upgrading the diagnostic services to support screening and treatment of patients. In addition, health promotion and education programmes will be offered; efficient and effective pharmacy services will also be available, as well as dental services.The number of health professionals working in these Centres of Excellence will be increased and a web-based electronic Health Information System will be introduced, which will establish the platform for tele-medicine services. The opening hours of the centres will also be extended.On another matter, Dr. Ferguson informed that the Ministry has now received the concept paper for the Child and Adolescent Hospital in western Jamaica.“We will be submitting this to the Development Bank of Jamaica to invite private participation after internal review,” he said.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more