Unhappy Migne walks off press conference

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne with attacking midfielder Eric Johanna during the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana on September 8, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – An unhappy Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne walked out of his Ghana post-match press conference and took no questions after speaking for two minutes and 37 seconds, expressing his disappointment with an apparent lack of respect to the team.The Frenchman expressed displeasure at two items; first, his side did not have adequate time to train at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani while visiting Cameroon, who pitched camp in Kenya ahead of their clash away to Comoros, were accorded full access, and secondly with the injured players who never reported to camp, including skipper Victor Wanyama. “I am very happy of that (winning), but I am not happy at all and I think I will be very brief tonight because during the week there was a lack of respect with this team. When I saw Cameroon have training in this field (Kasarani) and not us who we were at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, I was not happy” the tactician said of his side’s failure to train consistently at Kasarani.He went on;“I can speak about Blackberry (George Odhiambo) for example, in France Under 21 team, a Liepzig player was not there when he was called and they asked FIFA to give him a suspension. Hugo Loris who is a World Cup Champion with France, he was in Paris to check with the national team doctor if his injury was true or not.“I have full confidence with Victor Wanyama but I need to check. If we want to achieve at the high level we need to improve a lot of things and I don’t want to speak about Boniface Oluoch or Allan Wanga; I think it was a lack of respect, I don’t want to say too much I want to keep cool, keep quiet… I need to think about the future… thank you,” the French tactician said before exiting the room, leaving waiting journalists dazed.Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne giving instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe tactician had called in Odhiambo, Wanga and Oluoch into the squad but none of them reported to camp as it was said they were injured.Wanyama on his end missed the tie as he has just returned from injury and is yet to pick match fitness and has been at the club’s training round.Despite missing the captain as well as the suspended duo of Brian Mandela and winger Ayub Timbe, Stars pulled a surprise off their bags beating the Black Stars by a solitary goal and putting their hopes of qualification to the 2019 African Cup of Nations on track.“I am very proud of my players; I like so much the spirit of the team. With only four days it was not easy to build a good spirit and with this kind of opponent it is difficult but in terms of spirit my boys gave something incredible,” the tactician said as he basked in the glory of the valuable three points.But even despite the win, Migne says there is still a lot of work to be done but says the path has picked up and soon, the team will be where he wants.“We are far from the high level. We are on the way but so so so far away. If you think because tonight we have beaten Ghana we are on the same level, it is not true. It is not the reality; I am not a liar,” added the tactician.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United fans aren’t convinced this £11m per-year 25-goal man can solve their attacking problem

first_img1 Not long ago Neymar was said to be the player wanted to replace Wayne Rooney, now it’s Robert Lewandowski.Over the past week, Manchester United have been linked with Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, and the latest reports claim that they also want the club’s leading centre forward, who has 25 goals to his name already this season.German outlet Bild claim that United are readying an £11m per-year offer to tempt the Poland striker to swap the Allianz Arena for Old Trafford.With another big-name reportedly on the Red Devils’ radar, how have fans reacted to the news?Have a read of what a section of United supporters have had to say, on Twitter, below. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Pep Guardiola last_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Southampton 0

first_imgChris Ramsey fielded a side full of attacking intent but Southampton looked more dangerous in the first half and went close when Graziano Pelle hit the woodwork. Ramsey, in caretaker charge following the departure of manager Harry Redknapp, included Adel Taarabt in QPR’s starting line-up, while Matt Phillips and Armand Traore were deployed on the flanks and Leroy Fer was moved into central midfield alongside Joey Barton.However, Rangers’ Rob Green was the busier keeper early on, gathering an effort from Pelle and seeing a shot from Eljero Elia drift wide after Green had been spotted off his line.Victor Wanyama and the impressive Sadio Mane also fired wide, while at the other end Barton shot over following good work from Taarabt.Southampton were dealt a blow when young defender Matt Targett was stretchered off midway through the first half following a clash of heads with Phillips.But they continued to have the upper hand and Mane was denied by a fingertip save by Green after squirming away from Clint Hill.Pelle was then unlucky not to open the scoring when he volleyed James Ward-Prowse’s right-wing corner against the bar. QPR: Green; Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Fer, Traore, Taarabt, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Kranjcar, Henry, Vargas, Zarate, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Los Molinos boys win big over Mercy

first_imgLos Molinos >> The Los Molinos and Mercy boys faced off on the court Tuesday night in a game that started out back and forth and ended with a pull-away win for the host Bulldogs, 64-31.The lopsided final came thanks to the aggressive defensive play of the Bulldogs — bodies and limbs flying everywhere and an officiating crew that called few fouls. Even when the Warriors could get the ball across the center line, the Bulldogs put up a wall around the key that Mercy just couldn’t penetrate. “It’s …last_img read more

Photo library: Business and industry 14

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: Volkswagen South Africa » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Here baby peppers are prepared for pickling and bottling. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company basedin the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Hollowed-out pieces of fruit are filled with sorbet, and then packaged on theproduction line.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Hollowed-out pieces of fruit are filled with sorbet, and then packaged on theproduction line.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Baby peppers are prepared for pickling and bottling.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Baby peppers are prepared for pickling and bottling.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Hollowed-out pieces of fruit are filled with sorbet, and then packaged on the production line.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker adjusts a machine that extrudes plastic and rubber components.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 14: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

UN award for SA’s Dr Math mobile tool

first_img9 June 2011Dr Math, a mobile-based mathematics tutoring programme developed by South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has received a Technology in Government in Africa award from the United Nations.The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with the government of Finland, selected Dr Math as a winner in the category “ICT in Education”. The award was made in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 27 May.Through Dr Math, developed by researcher Laurie Butgereit from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Meraka Institute, learners have access to a group of registered tutors who are online on computers to receive their requests for help via MXit, a popular mobile chat service.“Learners put through requests using MXit and receive responses via MXit. A flow management system ensures that requests are distributed to tutors who are available to help. The emphasis is on imparting skills rather than supplying answers,” Butgereit said in a statement last week.Rewarding commitment to e-governmentThe biannual Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) awards celebrate African governments’ commitment to e-government to ensure digital interactions with citizens or between government agencies.Comments by the TIGA judges attest to the quality of the Dr Math nomination: “I loved the idea of boosting sciences in general and math in particular, especially for under privileged youngsters,” said Anne Rachel Inne, regional liaison for Africa, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).“It should be positioned to strategically work effectively for the region because math is key to future success.”Matti Sinko, a technical adviser at the ECA’s ICT, Science and Technology Division, said Mr Math was “innovative, useful, inclusive, affordable for users … and educative not only to users but to service providers as well”.Sharing best practice with collaboratorsDr Math is part of the HP Catalyst consortium, thereby ensuring that the CSIR shares best practice and learning with national and international collaborators.Funding from the Department of Science and Technology, and collaboration and support from the Department of Basic Education and MXit, has been instrumental to the ongoing success of Dr Math.Dr Math tutors are drawn primarily from the University of Pretoria. Since 2006, students from the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria, have been doing Dr Math in fulfilment of a compulsory community-based Project.On a yearly basis, more than 30 students sign up for this project. Their feedback is always very positive, for example: “it was an awesome experience, but requires nerves of steel and a lot of compassion”, and “it was nice to see school students willing to spend time at home and on weekends to finish their work”.Providing valuable teaching experienceTutors also come from the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a centre for education and research in Cape Town.“AIMS is proud to be associated with Dr Math through the participation of some of our current postgraduate diploma students who volunteered their time to answer pupils’ questions,” said the institute’s Dr Barrie Barnard. “This opportunity provided them with valuable teaching experience as well as introducing them to an innovative use of technology for educational purposes.”Interactions with learners using Dr Math are defined by a code of conduct, and tutors also sign an informed consent before they receive a manual to assist them in carrying out their duties.Questions received from learners range from finding explanations for basic definitions to calls for help on how to solve problems. “We encourage tutors to teach methods, rather than supplying the answer,” said Butgereit.Students can subscribe to Dr Math by sending a MXit contact request to 079 992 3962. If they use Google Talk or any open source Jabber server, the contact details are [email protected] reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage

first_imgCompiled by Mary AlexanderAs we celebrate Heritage Month in South Africa, we bring you a selection of photography celebrating the diversity of the country’s many and varied cultures, traditions and customs.All photos are copyright Brand South Africa and may be used free of charge for editorial purposes, on condition that Brand South Africa is credited. Young Xhosa girl with traditional face paint in the village of Mooiplaas in the Eastern Cape.Dancing teenage girls in traditional Xhosa clothing in the village of Mooiplaas, Eastern Cape.A man wearing traditional Xhosa adornments in the Kei River Mouth region of the Eastern Cape.A traditional craftsman makes acoustic guitars in his workshop in the village of Morgan Bay on the Eastern Cape coast.Children make music with a guitar and traditional drums in a cottage in the seaside village of Port St Johns, Eastern Cape.Beautifully patterned Nguni cattle on the beach at the mouth of the Kei River in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape.Husband and wife at home in Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape.A football fan wearing an elaborate makarapa – a reworked and decorated plastic construction helmet – at a match at Mangaung Stadium in Bloemfontein in the Free State.A football fan all dressed up to support Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football team, at a match at Mangaung Stadium in Bloemfontein in the Free State.A man in traditional dress playing an accordion at the Basotho Cultural Village in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State.A choir of women sing traditional songs at the Basotho Cultural Village in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State.Schoolchildren look at an exhibit of decommissioned weapons at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.A child peeks from behind a foosball table in a township community centre in Gauteng.Friends enjoying an evening out at a shebeen – informal township tavern – in Vosloorus, eastern Gauteng.An Indian South African mother and daughter in their shop in the Victoria Street market in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. A popular tourist attraction, the market offers Indian food, spices, material, clothes and trinkets.A dancer in traditional gear at Shakaland, a Zulu cultural village in the town of Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal.A girl child wearing traditional beadwork at Shakaland, a Zulu cultural village in the town of Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal.Friday prayers at Juma Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Completed in 1927, the mosque is a spiritual centre for the local Muslim community.A regular sight in Durban: rickshaw drivers clad in colourful traditional Zulu gear, heavily beaded outfits and horned headdresses.A teenage girl outside a colourful homestead painted in the traditional Ndebele geometric style, in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.A craftsman selling traditional carved and painted wooden birds in the old-style mining village of Pilgrim’s Rest, a popular tourist attraction in the province of Mpumalanga.A musician playing the saxophone at the Barnyard Lowveld at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. This live music and entertainment venue has established a volunteer-run performing arts development programme to nurture community talent.A friendly greeting from one of the locals in Upington in the Northern Cape.A traditional San Bushman hunter looks out across the Kalahari Desert in the Northern Cape.A Nama woman wearing the traditional patterned dress and distinctive bonnet (or kappie) missionaries brought to the Namakwa region of today’s Northern Cape in the 1800s. Pella, Northern Cape.A Nama woman poses in traditional gear – white apron over her patterned dress and cloth bonnet and headscarf adding the final touch – inside her traditional Nama dwelling, known as a matjiehuis in Afrikaans or !haru oms in the Nama language. Pella, Northern Cape.A farmer with a Merino , a type of sheep bred for meat and wool that thrives in harsh, dry conditions such as those found in the Northern Cape.A boy with his handmade toy wire car in Askham, a village in the Red Kalahari Desert region of the far Northern Cape.Members of the Matsosangwao Culture Group in Rustenburg, North West. They are one of the many groups in the region who meet every day after school to practice their traditional dance routines.A woman selling freshly cut flowers – including fynbos species such as king and pincushion proteas – in Adderley Street, Cape Town. Generations of flower sellers from the same families have run stalls at the Adderley Street market for over 100 years.A traditional small-scale fisherman at the harbour in the village of Hout Bay, which lies on the Atlantic coast of the Cape peninsula, south of Cape Town.Children in the Cape Town suburb of Bo-Kaap, at the foot of Signal Hill. Well-known for its colourfully painted houses, Bo-Kaap is the traditional home of the Cape Malay Muslim community.Fabulously dressed and adorned music groups known as Cape Minstrels perform at Cape Town’s annual carnival every year.last_img read more

Tech Support Folks Rejoice: All Chrome Settings Now Have a URL

first_imgmike melanson Tags:#Browsers#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Oh, and so we don’t leave anything out – the latest version also lets you password protect your passwords. That seems like a good idea. Google released the latest beta version of its browser, Google Chrome, today and at least one of the changes is likely to make a lot of phone tech support folks very happy. In addition to the standard fare updates of making things generally faster and better, the browser now opens all of its settings in a new browser tab, making them entirely searchable and reachable by URL.It’s not that these standard fare updates are anything to scoff at – Google now boasts that a faster JavaScript engine “sports a whopping 66% improvement” – but if you’ve ever been deemed the family computer technician, then you know the pain of trying to direct someone to settings buried in the browser. It can be frustrating to say the least.So, while an 80% decrease in CPU usage due to GPU-accelerated video is exciting, even more exciting is a browser settings menu that comes with URLs for all the individual settings. Now, instead of opening the settings menu in a pop-up window, Chrome opens them in a new tab. The settings are fully searchable and if you know where the setting your looking for is, so can the person on the other end of the line. Rather than giving directions, you can now include direct URLs to the proper settings in chat or email, making giving remote directions that much easier. (I once spent an hour on the phone trying to get to one setting. This is revolutionary in the world of phone tech support, trust me.)What’s the only catch now? The person asking you for help likely isn’t running Chrome in the first place. Dang.Google gives a run-down of this new feature in a video: Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Facebook Home Could Be a Pain, Unless You Really Love Facebook

first_imgFacebook allowed the press to look at both the HTC First as well as phones running the Home software following the press event. While many weren’t allowed to touch the phone, product managers encouraged me to play around with the downloadable Home app running on a Galaxy S3. I also tested the First, albeit briefly.Home Feels Like HomeHome interjects itself from the first moment you pick up your phone. On the unlock screen, Home displays the first entry in what Facebook calls its Cover Feed: full-screen, vertically-oriented photos with text from a status message overlaid. Swiping left and right brings up new entries.You can think of Cover Feed as an Instapaper-like view of your News Feed, emphasizing photos and status messages. You won’t see video, group posts, or even ads — yet. But Facebook promises almost monthly updates, so plan on additional features to be added in the future. Who wants to bet that ads will one day be one of those additions?Hey! Apps! Nope, they’re shortcuts.Clearly, this “home” slice of “Home” is the easiest to use, and the most enjoyable. Even if you have a just a few seconds, you can quickly swipe left and right to bring up new updates, double-tap an image to Like it, and add a comment by clicking the icon at the bottom of the screen. Sliding from image to image was effortless, at least on both the First and the Note II.Note that this is Facebook’s domain: there are no widgets, no app shortcuts, and no Google search bar at the top of the screen. If you want those, you’ll have to work for it.Home also displays a small, circular icon at the bottom of the screen with an image of your face inside it, as a starting point for further navigation. If you want to launch a Web browser, swipe right; swipe left to launch Facebook Messenger, and swipe up to access your “apps”.Swiping right brings up the stock Web browser — no problems there. Swiping left brings up Messenger, where you can text and message your friends. If you’re on a cellular connection, those Messages will be sent via SMS, which highlights them in blue. (Or so the product-demo person at the event told me. No, I don’t see why it couldn’t send Facebook messages via cellular data, either.)But Facebook Home also includes both notifications and something called “Chat Heads,” which can follow you from app to app. If you happen to be listening to Spotify, for example, and your friend pings you, their “head” — a circular icon with their picture — shows up and you can begin chatting. You can engage in multiple conversations with different friends via different “tabs,” each keyed to a chat head.Messenger looks the same.Home also sends you notifications for friends who Like your posts, which will pop up on your screen. Home has a nifty trick for dismissing them all at once: just hold down your finger on the screen, and they’ll converge like hungry fish. They then can be “thrown” off of the screen. “Chat Heads”I suppose some may be nonplussed by chat and notification icons popping up randomly, but most Facebook addicts will probably love these features. It’s when you bring apps into the equation that things get a little awkward.You Can Log Off, But You Can (Almost) Never LeaveWhy? Because accessing other apps implies that you want to look away from Facebook. Facebook doesn’t want you to leave; part of the value Facebook ascribes to itself is its engagement with the user. When you swipe up to access apps, you don’t really access “apps” — a small window of “shortcuts” to the apps themselves appear. And at the top of the window is the familiar “status” and “photo” shortcuts.In other words, you haven’t actually left Home; you’re just in its antechamber.Home does allow you to access your full list of apps, arranged alphabetically. At the very bottom is a “More” icon. Clicking that takes you back to your home screen — except this time, you’re within the Android/TouchWiz/HTC Sense environment. Congratulations — you’ve escaped.As you might have figured out, Home wants to monopolize your attention, so that any other function your phone wishes to perform — such as notifying you of an email, for example — gets treated as an intrusion.Options screen.No E-Mail For You!This is where experience on phones like the HTC First diverge from phones built around the Home app. The First notifies users of incoming emails (or Google Talk requests, as I saw) via notifications. On a phone which uses a Home app, the Android status bar at the top of the screen does the same thing, before being banished by Home. Functionally, it’s almost the same thing. But inside Home, you tend to forget about the “outside world” of Android.This, to me, feels like the “catch” of Facebook Home. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg was asked whether he felt that Google would tolerate Home, since it essentially domnates the screen real estate that Google has traditionally regarded as its own.It’s “theoretically possible,” Zuckerberg said, that Google would go back on its “promise of openness”. Zuckerberg also described Apple as a partner, but iOS as a “very controlled environment” — the implication being that Home on top of iOS is a pipe dream.Google representatives said that they consider Home to be a “launcher,” a way of recasting Google’s Android. Does it bury Google content to the point that it’s hidden? I think so. So far, it doesn’t matter: “The Android platform has spurred the development of hundreds of different types of devices,” Google said in a statement. “This latest device demonstrates the openness and flexibility that has made Android so popular.”But it’s significant, I think, that Facebook has already shown that its mobile apps can be downloaded outside the Google Play store. If in fact Google tries to ban Facebook, Facebook may be able to pursue alternative means of distribution. Should you download Home? Absolutely. You’ll need to most recent updates to Facebook and Messenger to do so. But make sure that when you launch Home, you choose the option to run Home once, to try it out. Home will blow you away the first time you use it, but I think its appeal will wane for all but the most social users. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Facebook#mobile Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces markhachman Facebook Home is something we’ve never seen before. It’s far more than just an app and beyond just a skin, but something less than an operating system. It doesn’t replace Google’s Android. It’s not a skin like Samsung’s TouchWiz. But installing it will radically transform your Android phone — and not necessarily for the better.What Home boils down to is this: if you’re obsessed with Facebook, Home is for you. But if you’d like to use your Android phone for something else — like checking email, for example — you’ll probably find Home more trouble than it’s worth.Facebook launched Home at a press event on Thursday. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, described it as a way to redesign the phone for “people first,” rather than the apps that dominate the rest of the smartphone universe.If you’d like to try out Home, you have two options: wait until April 12 and download it from Google Play, or buy the HTC First for $99, the first phone with Home embedded within it. If you choose to download, be aware that Home will only run on the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Note 2, and the forthcoming HTC One and Galaxy S4, Facebook said. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more