PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:MICHAEL HECTOR has apologised to his teammates after two horrendous mistakes by the central defender led to two Mexican goals during Sunday’s Gold Cup final.Hector was at fault when Mexico scored twice in the first 16 minutes of the second half, as they went on to win the match 3-1 against Jamaica.”We’re disappointed, obviously,” he said after the match. “We felt that we played well … so I’m gutted for the players. I said to the players in the dressing room I’m sorry for the mistakes that caused the goals, that they didn’t deserve this, in a final especially.”As Hector’s teammates filed off during the presentation ceremony, the tall 23-year-old stood and watched Mexico celebrate as they lifted an unprecedented seventh title in the 13 competitions contested. The United States have won five and Canada once.FEELTHEPAIN”I wanted to watch them lift the trophy to make me realise what I’ve done and never to be in that situation again … that’s why I stayed out there and watched them lift the trophy,” Hector explained. “I don’t want to be in that situation again, I wanted to feel the pain of losing the final.”Jamaica were playing in the final for the first time, being the first Caribbean team to do so. Additionally, they had beaten the United States in the semi-finals at Atlanta 2-1 to record their first win over the Americans in their country.Jamaica also earned the Fair Play Trophy.”It’s a proud moment for the country to be the first Caribbean team to play in the final. We’ve positives to take. This team can go far in the future and, hopefully, we can do that, get in another final and win it next time,” Hector said.”It’s tough to take at the moment, but I think in the next few days or weeks, we’ll look back at this tournament and take the positives and be proud of what we’ve achieved,” the defender added. – Audley Boyd
…after completing 3-month course at NA PrisonTwenty-one inmates of the New Amsterdam Prison were on Thursday last recognised after successfully completing a three-month Anger Management and Re-entry programme.Nine women and 12 men participated in the 12-week programme. Officer in Charge of the New Amsterdam Prison, Superintendent Paul James, told this publication that participants were chosen based on their age and length of theirThe inmates from the New Amsterdam Prison who graduated from a three-month Anger Management and Re-entry programmeprison term.The programme was conducted by Solutions Training Consultancy and Counselling Services.Among those who graced the stage all decked out in their gowns were high-profile and special watch inmates. Both convicted and remanded prisoners were also given an opportunity to participate in the programme which focused on imparting skills with the aim of preparing the participants for reintegration into the society, and being able to deal with issues which will confront them so that they would not have to be placed in such a facility again.Managing Director of Solutions Training Consultancy and Counselling Services, Wil Campbell, said the inmates were all happy and willing to participate in the Anger Management programme. According to him, there were noticeable changes in the attitudes of those who participated in the programme.Anger management programmes have been conducted in the prisons over the years. “But I think that ours is a bit different in that we used a therapy approach rather than a teaching approach, so what we do is help the participants to understand themselves, understand the source of their anger and thereby learn how to deal with it,” Campbell told Guyana Tines.“Because it is not just about giving information about anger and how to deal with it but helping them understand their own unique situation; their own circumstances and to learn techniques that they can use that are specifically adapted to the individual,” he positedThe programme was part of two pilot skills training programmes being undertaken by the Guyana Prisons Service. The other was a similar programme held for inmates of the Timehri Prison.During the three-month programme, inmates were helped to understand the nature of anger and to appreciate that it is something normal and okay to be angry. “We looked at some of the causes of anger, things like communication blocks, irrational thinking, the feeling that you must get respect from everyone and this whole idea that respect must be earned or demanded. We also looked at the importance of forgiveness,” Campbell said.He noted that many persons are angry because they are holding on to past hurts and as a result, that anger is misdirected to random people or others who are not the real source of the anger. “So we taught them how to let go of past hurts, how to forgive and also how to apologise and how to accept apologies,” Campbell explained.According to Campbell, who is also a psychologist, it is hoped that the programme will extended to other prisons.In brief remarks, Senior Prison Officer Paul James encouraged the graduates to see the positives that can result from their incarceration, and use it as a building block for a better future. (Andrew Carmichael)
Anthony Brown scored a career-high 26 points for the seventh-seeded Tigers (12-19), the defending tournament champions. UC Irvine 70, UC Snata Barbara 52: Michael Hunter scored 16 points and Mark Kelley had 15 points to lead UC Irvine in the quarterfinals of the tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nic Campbell added 12 points for the Anteaters (15-17), who will face Long Beach State in Friday night’s semifinals. Alex Harris, the Big West’s leading scorer, had 22 points for the Gauchos (18-11), who shot a season low of 31.6 percent from the field. Glenn Turner added 10 rebounds. ANAHEIM – Bobby Brown scored 30 points and Frank Robinson had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 100-92 victory over Pacific in double overtime Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference tournament. Justin Burns added 13 points and Scott Cutley grabbed 13 rebounds for the third-seeded Titans (20-9), who will face second-seeded Cal Poly SLO in today’s semifinals.
The energy-creating generator in Alaska. Similar machines could soon be deployed in DonegalAN Letterkenny-based renewable energy company is set to explore Donegal’s 700-mile long shoreline in the hunt for the key to our energy problems, Donegal Daily can reveal.American-owned Ocean Renewable Power Company is hoping new technologies can harness the power of the Atlantic and turn it into cheap energy for the country.Research stages could follow with prototypes and create much-needed jobs locally. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is funding the research to identify feasible tidal energy sites in the coastal waters of County Donegal.Based in Maine, ORPC is an in-river, tidal and deep-water ocean current power generation systems and projects developer.ORPC established its Ireland division at LYIT in Letterkenny in May.ORPC Ireland says it will conduct a feasibility assessment during which time the company will “review existing resource data, evaluate grid accessibility, identify existing marine users and sensitive environmental areas, assess supply chain viability, and conduct community engagement activities.” Brian Motherway, SEAI’s chief operating officer said: “SEAI is committed to facilitating the development of new technologies and projects that will harness Ireland’s rich ocean energy resource.“County Donegal has been identified as a region of high potential for tidal energy in Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan. We are delighted to support ORPC Ireland in conducting this feasibility study in partnership with Donegal County Council to identify development opportunities and form a critical first step in realizing this potential.”If conditions warrant, ORPC Ireland could continue the County Donegal project in phases similar to its parent company’s program in Alaska.ORPC is based in Maine and according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, in July, ORPC successfully deployed its RivGen hydrokinetic energy device in the Kvichak River at Igiugig village in Alaska.The RivGen device consists of a turbine generator unit supported by a chassis incorporating a pontoon support structure that acts as a foundation when the device is deployed on the riverbed and provides its self-deployment and retrieval capabilities. Each TGU has a capacity of up to 25 kW in a current flowing 2.25 m/sec and 95 kW in a 3.5 m/sec current.Since its deployment, more than 1.5 million adult sockeye salmon have migrated past the turbine area, estimates the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.The first day of turbine operations happened to be the second largest escapement day of the salmon season, where 600,000 fish were not captured by fisheries and, in turn, migrated past the turbine to return to their freshwater habitat to spawn.Downstream cameras show fish able to swim freely after passing through the turbine area and ORPC said there has been no observed evidence of fish injury or mortality to date. INCREDIBLE NEW HYDRO-ELECTRIC TRIALS TO GO AHEAD IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 27th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalLETTEKRENNYLYITOcean Renewable Power Companyrenewable energySustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
RAPHOE NOTES: Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Afterschool Programme We would like to welcome back all our young people to the various out of school programmes following the long summer break. Registration is still open if you couldn’t make it to the registration day on Tuesday 6th September. The afterschool programme includes: Tuesday: 3-4.30pm: Homework for 3rd & 4th Classes; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Boys Group; Wednesday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Homework Club for 1st & 2nd Classes; 4-5pm: Homework Support for 1st Year Secondary School; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Girls Group; 7-9pm: Youth Café Secondary School; Thursday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Activity Club for 1st & 2nd Classes. It is hoped in the next few weeks to introduce further programmes so please look out for more information on those.The Learning Support Groups with Lisa and Louise have also started back on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and for more information on these please contact Melanie on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Farewell to SineadThe Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to say a fond farewell to Sinead McDaid who recently completed one year with us as Youth Support Worker through the Tús Programme. Sinead made a huge contribution to enhancing the personal, social and educational development of the young people attending our programmes and activities during her time with us. Sinead is soon to have a baby and all of us in the Family Resource Centre wish her well. Women’s GroupThe Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre. The Women’s Group will start back on Monday 19th September 2016. The group has been together for many years. We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year. If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along. We are really interested in your ideas and the first meeting is the perfect evening to join the group. If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503.Something Special GroupThe Something Special Support Group have had a fantastic Summer, enjoying family days out, thank you to everyone who has supported the group throughout the year in their fundraising efforts to make all these outings possible. The group’s next meeting is taking place on Tuesday 13th September. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.50-50 Bonus Ball The winner of this week’s Bonus Ball was Catherine Toner. Winning number was 22.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubEverything is now back in full swing after the summer break and Gary McCullagh and his crew are on hand every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 7pm to 9pm when all new and former boxers are very welcome to attend. Good news for Gary McCullagh’s Junior boxers. They will commence training for the new season on Monday 19th September at 6pm. All new boxers welcome.The Donegal Novice Championships will take place on Sunday 9th October in Letterkenny and the Raphoe Club will have five boxers for these championships. Club boxers Dennis Lafferty and Orin McDermott along with coach, Gerard Keavney and Secretary, Peter O’Donnell will travel to Philadelphia, USA from 2nd to 8th November for a major tournament in Essington and everyone at the Raphoe boxing Club extend best wishes for every success to all four club members.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Job Vacancies with Raphoe Tidy Towns:Raphoe Tidy Towns will have vacancies for 8 General operatives on their new Community Employment Project due to start on 26th September. For an application form and further details please contact the Supervisor on 074 9145692 or 0879473527. Please note Dept. of Social Protection criteria for Community Employment applies for all the above posts. Thank You. Congratulations and well done to all local students who received examination results this week here in Raphoe. If you are going on to further studies or in to the world of work we wish you all every success and good luck for the future.Raphoe Kurling Club:Raphoe Kurling Club started back on Monday 5th September 2016 at 6.45pm and will continue every Monday night at the same time in the Presbyterian Church Hall, Raphoe. New members are welcome.St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project:St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project is currently recruiting for the following jobs, which are supported by the Department of Social Protection:1Youth Worker and 1 Centre Receptionist to be based in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre; 1 Youth Worker to be based in Newtowncunningham Youth Centre. Workers are free to work in other places while on Community Employment. Free training opportunities available within budgets. Contact St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston. Tel 9148551 for job description and application form.Carers ProgrammeAre you caring for someone? The HSE is offering a free information programme in Letterkenny for individuals who are looking after someone at home commencing September 2016. Book your place now. Sessions included in the Programme are: continence, pressure care / positioning, patient moving and handling, Diabetes, Understanding Dementia, Cardiac First Aid Response training, Stress Management, Safeguarding vulnerable adults, Nutrition, practical issues in bereavement. For further details or to make an enquiry contact Diane Donnelly, Carer’s Development Officer/Programme Coordinator on: 0872770103 or email email@example.comRaphoe Family Resource Centre launch Afterschool programme was last modified: September 9th, 2016 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:Afterschool programmeFeaturesnewsRaphoe Family Resource Centre
According to a tweet by Mark Glaser from PBS’s MediaShift, Google is in talks with the white-label Internet video provider Brightcove and wants to acquire the company for up to $700 million. Brightcove’s customers include a large variety of large enterprises such as the New York Times, Showtime, Universal Music, AMC, AOL, and the Weather Channel. If this rumors turns out to be true, this acquisition would easily turn Google into the dominant commercial Web video provider. While Brightcove started out as a consumer video service, the company’s half-hearted attempts at convincing consumers to host their videos on Brightcove.TV came to an end when Brightcove shut down that site in November 2007. Last November, Brightcove also shut down its free Brightcove Network, which featured content from roughly 40,000 publishing partners. This June, Brightcove’s CEO Jeremy Allaire told Sillicon Alley Insider that the company was now profitable and that he expected the company to see a 50% revenue growth in 2009.Is Google Buying Brightcove’s Tech or Its Customers?While Google could obviously offer the same kind of services Brightcove currently offers on its own YouTube platform, Brightcove has already locked in most of the customers that Google would also be competing for. Also, while YouTube was designed as a consumer platform (even as Google is slowly moving to featuring more commercial content on the site), Brightcove has set up a platform that gives enterprise customers the flexibility and metrics they need. In the end, though, if this rumor is true, Google is most likely more interested in Brightcove’s customer base than in its technology.We asked both Google and Brightcove for a comment about this rumor and will update the post when/if we hear from them.Update: as Dan Rayburn points out in the comments below and on his blog, Brightcove’s setup requires its customers to use third-party content-delivery networks like Limelight to stream their videos. If Google really acquires Brightcove, this could turn out to be a problem, as it would keep Google from being able to use YouTube’s (cheap) infrastructure. Related Posts frederic lardinois Tags:#Google#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
LONDON—The head of the Horizon 2020 research budget tried today to blunt criticism of a plan to take €2.7 billion from the European Commission’s research budget and put it into an investment fund for economic recovery.During a visit here, Carlos Moedas assured the Royal Society’s Paul Nurse and other scientific leaders that the idea would spur research as well as innovation.“We are doing more and not less,” Moedas said he told Nurse during a visit to London today. “I’m extremely glad to reassure Sir Paul that the idea of the Juncker Plan will be to increase the firepower of Horizon 2020.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Moedas, a 44-year-old Portuguese ex-banker, was referring to a proposal made last November by Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission. Over lunch today, Moedas dropped by the commission’s outpost to answer questions from reporters about Juncker’s plan, called the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The proposed fund would take €21 billion from various existing budgets and invest it in projects that can leverage 15 times more public and private investment, totaling €315 billion over the next 3 years.The plan was presented in January as draft legislation to the European Parliament, where it faces opposition from members who want to protect the budgets for research and infrastructure. This month, the European Court of Auditors pointed to gaps in the legal basis of the plan and said it had not been sufficiently vetted.The scientific community has raised concerns as well. Science Europe, an association of major European research groups, issued a plea last week not to dip into Horizon 2020. The commission’s claim that EFSI projects could replace the science done under Horizon 2020 was “a severe error,” Science Europe argues.At today’s briefing, Moedas said the goal is to stimulate private investment in European innovation. Part of the Horizon 2020 program, he noted, already leverages private and public funding. “We should open a little bit our minds to this project,” he said. At the same time, he said, basic research remains “the root of it all.”
Ambassador cars on Indian roads will be sporting a new, spacey look from August 2011 and will cost between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 7 lakh.Belgian Shepherd dogs, known as Malinois, have been imported by the ITBP for anti-Naxal operations.Canada is concerned that a ship carrying illegal immigrants on the way,Ambassador cars on Indian roads will be sporting a new, spacey look from August 2011 and will cost between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 7 lakh.Belgian Shepherd dogs, known as Malinois, have been imported by the ITBP for anti-Naxal operations.Canada is concerned that a ship carrying illegal immigrants on the way to its western coast has LTTE activists on board.Indian banks are owed Rs 755.45 crore as dues from forward trading in foreign exchange contracts.New Zealand, worried about security issues, has refused to put its athletes at risk during the CWG and may pull out of the Games.Potassium and sodium-rich foods are good for parents wanting a daughter, says new research.Subrata Roy, also known as Sahara Sri, will join as a volunteer for the Commonwealth Games 2010.Tiger Woods is in bad form and will not be playing at the US PGA Championship.UFOs were reportedly seen by Hong Kong residents during a lightning storm, says a local broadcaster.Wipro says that technology spending budgets remain low, though it posted a strong June quarter.