Coach Danjuma Rubbishes Reports of Unpaid Camp Allowances in Falconets

first_imgDanjuma said the claim by the reporter that the team was ‘suffering’ before the Sports Minister arrived and gave them personal cash was incorrect.“We had been paid our entitlements before the Sports Minister came. I am aghast at what the reporter was out to achieve. Was the reporter in Austria with the team to ascertain we were ‘suffering?’“No member of the Falconets’ technical crew or the playing body has any negative thing to say about the NFF. They did their very best for us and supported the team at each point during the qualifying series, the training camp and the FIFA World Cup.”On her part, Team Administrator Modupe Shabi was in shock about the claim that Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David misplaced the sum of Euro10,000.“That is fallacy. Miss David handed every money that was meant for the team to me and I did the payment to the players and officials. She did not pay anyone directly and certainly did not misplace any Euro10,000. The entire story is the imagination of the reporter or something he saw in his dream.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chris Danjuma Head Coach of the Falconets, Chris Danjuma, has described as utter falsehood and a cluster of esoteric jargons, a story in one online publication yesterday that an official of his team claimed players and officials were not paid their entitlements before and during the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals in France.“I see this as a silly, mischievous story. I have spoken to my assistants and backroom staff and they all denied talking to the reporter. We were paid our entitlements for the camping in Austria and at the FIFA World Cup, and no money was lost as claimed in the story.“From the very first day I saw the reporter in our camp prior to our departure to the final training camp in Austria, I observed he was a very funny figure just looking for negative stuff to report. It is unfortunate that some persons commit their lives to trying to cause mischief and trouble wherever they see there is peace.”last_img read more

For a dollar bill, you can get a cool AR view of life in the White House

first_imgRyan Matthew Pierson Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Tags:#1600 Pennsylvania Ave.#AR#Augmented Reality#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Nintendo#Oval Office#top#White House center_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Have you ever wanted to visit the White House? A new app — created for the White House Historical Society by PTC’s Vuforia team, in coordination with Unity and Nexus Studios — hopes to give everyone that opportunity.All they need is a smartphone running iOS or Android and a single dollar bill.Upon placing the dollar bill in front of your smartphone’s camera, the app makes the bill come alive with animations. At first, the numbers start to move. Then, the White House appears right before your eyes.Marine One, the iconic helicopter that transports the President around Washington DC, lands on the White House lawn. The President gives a speech in the Rose Garden, guests roll Easter Eggs across the grass, and more.This all happens in augmented reality through the app on your smartphone.A narrated history of the “People’s House”Josh Earnest, the Press Secretary of the current Obama administration, narrates a brief history lesson about the nation’s most iconic house. He talks briefly about the importance of the White House, and its symbolic significance to the country’s history.As he narrates, you see different events occurring on screen. Speeches, seasonal gatherings, and even a thunderstorm roll through, seamlessly transitioning from one scene to another.All that is required to view the augmented reality scene is a flat surface, a smartphone, and a dollar bill. The app takes care of the rest.It’s a similar experience to the Nintendo DS’ AR Card system. It is very good at recognizing the dollar bill and leaping into action. There are some interactive elements to it, including the ability to tap (on the screen) various parts of the White House to get a glimpse inside. The Oval Office is perhaps the most interesting. If you tap the main section of the house, Secret Service agents appear on the rooftop.The app does require access to your smartphone’s camera, and you will likely be prompted to accept that access in order to access the app.1600 is available for free on iOS 8.0+ and Android 4.0+.last_img read more

Delhi govt to digitise process of exam data tabulation relief for 60k

first_imgNew Delhi: Around 60,000 teachers at Delhi government schools will be relieved of the tedious work of result tabulation and their focus now will be more on checking answer scripts as the whole process is going to be digitised.On an average each subject teacher of the Delhi government has been spending about 50 hours and class teachers around 310 hours every year for exams-related work at the cost of their teaching and family time, according to officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe work includes checking answer scripts of students by the subject teacher, recording the marks on the reward list, cross-checking by another teacher, collation of all subject marks by class teachers, recording the marks in teacher’s diary and in master record sheet, transferring the data on an online module followed by preparation of individual report cards. “This amount of time is consumed because most of the work is done manually. But not anymore,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister. He added that after introducing online leave and no-objection certificate facilities for teachers, the government is going to digitise the process of recording the exam data as well. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsLast month, Sisodia had asked his team to understand the exam process by talking to teachers and get their inputs on how it can be simplified, so that they do not have to spend a large amount of time on result tabulation. The findings were presented to him on Saturday. He directed the officials of the Directorate of Education to digitise the entire process so that all steps after the evaluation of answer scripts till the generation of report card can be done on the computer tablet. “The usage of computer tablet will remove the manual recording of data in multiple sheets. This will substantially reduce the time of subject and class teachers which they can now give to their students and family,” a senior DoE official said. Sisodia also directed that platforms be created and orders be issued for its usage immediately to ensure most features could be implemented from the mid-term exam this year. Early this year, all teachers of Delhi government schools regular as well as guest have procured a tablet of their choice, using the fund of Rs 15,000 provided to each one of them by the government. Apart from them, teachers are also given an additional allowance of Rs 200 per month for data pack. They are using this tablet to record attendance and store study material for their lesson planning and classroom teaching.last_img read more

Group pitches plan for international ski racing on Montreals Mount Royal

first_imgMONTREAL – Downhill skiers could be whizzing down the slopes of Montreal’s beloved Mount Royal in a few years if a Quebec promoter gets its way.Gestev, a sports and entertainment event management company, is mounting a plan to resurrect the mountain’s long-closed ski hill to host a future World Cup parallel slalom race.President Patrice Drouin said the group has been looking for a site for several years but only recently realized that the mountain’s dimensions could fit the technical standards required by the International Ski Federation.“In finding that the slope already existed, and served for competitions and an initiation to skiing for many people in Montreal and the surrounding region, (we thought) ‘Why couldn’t the event be the trigger to bring back this trail on the mountain to serve the population before or after the competition?’” he said in a phone interview.Gestev’s plan involves clearing and rebuilding the old ski hill on mountain’s north slope, which closed in 1979.Remnants of the old ski lifts can still be found alongside the site of the former path, which is now mostly covered by trees that have grown in naturally to fill the space.The project would involve removing some of those trees as well as building temporary infrastructure to accomodate racers and spectators, Drouin said.Ideally, he said, the mountain would host three or four years of international races beginning in 2020 or 2021, and could be open to the public afterward and in between.While he’s likely to encounter some resistance from people who don’t want the natural landscape tampered with, he argues that the group is bringing back part of the mountain’s heritage rather than building something new.“It’s not a question on enlarging, of extending, of excavating,” he said.“We’re saying the path is already there, and we could use it exactly as it was and put it back in place for the event.”The company has yet to order a to gauge the project’s environmental impact.The three-headed mountain that sits at the heart of Montreal was declared a historic site by the Quebec government in 2005.Les Amis de la Montagne, which advocates for the mountain, unsuccessfully lobbied to have the area included on a Canadian list of potential UNESCO World Heritage sites.While the mountain offers a number of winter sports including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, snow tubing and skating, the group has expressed concerns that downhill skiing and snowboarding could harm the mountain’s natural environment and destroy fragile vegetation.“The importance of making smart decisions relative to the types of activities that are (or not) permitted on Mount Royal is critical for the sustainability of the natural area,” reads the group’s website.Drouin said the plan to bring skiing back to Mount Royal is still in its early stages.No budget has been proposed, and the scope of the project could be scaled up or down based on the input of citizens, government and concerned groups.Drouin said the group is now meeting with various sports federations and public officials to find out if there’s enough support for the project to move ahead.He said the responses he’s received from sports federations and public officials thus far have been “fairly enthusiastic,” although he has yet to receive any official endorsements.Drouin said the company should decide by March 2019 if it plans to move forward and formally submit the project to the the International Ski Federation.last_img read more

ESPN Poll LeBron James Fan Favorite More Popular Than

ESPN Poll LeBron James Fan Favorite More Popular Than

LeBron James is the most popular player in the NBA, according to the latest ESPN Sports Poll.For the first time in four years, nearly 13 percent (12.9) of NBA fans said James was their favorite player in the league this season. Of Kobe Bryant, who came in a close second, 12.5 percent of the fans said he is their favorite.The 2008-09 season was the only other time when the Miami Heat star passed Bryant as the top fan pick. The Lakers star won the honor five of six years, from 2006-07 to 2011-12.“The Decision,” a 2010 televised special in which NBA player LeBron James announced that he would switch teams, caused the recent NBA champion’s popularity to decline. In his last season in Cleveland, 15.6 percent of fans thought he was their favorite but after “The Decision” was aired, his popularity went down to 9.4 percent.James has won back-to-back NBA finals, which may have led to his current spike in popularity. read more

Leash Laws Loosen up for Dogs

Leash Laws Loosen up for Dogs

first_imgLeash Laws Loosen up for Dogs Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, August 6, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – Dog lovers in Del Mar have something to be happy about tonight.The City is about to loosen “leash laws” for good. KUSI’s Dan Plante was at Dog Beach earlier this afternoon to tell us more. Dan Plante Posted: August 6, 2018last_img read more

Medical Facilities Barred from Closure during Transition to New Agency under Defense

Medical Facilities Barred from Closure during Transition to New Agency under Defense

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The conference report for the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill retains language from the House version of the legislation barring DOD from closing any of its 680 hospital and clinics until the military services have finished transferring them to the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Conferees revised some of the original language, though, and the deadline for the services to transfer their military treatment facilities has been moved back to Sept. 30, 2021, a three-year delay from the existing deadline; the House version had moved the transfer deadline back two years. DOD established the DHA in 2013 to assume management responsibility for numerous functions of the military health system. The FY 2017 defense authorization bill set Oct. 1, 2018, as the deadline for the new agency to be responsible for the administration of each treatment facility, covering budgetary matters, information technology, and health care administration and management. That measure also called for the department to prepare an implementation plan detailing how the transition would eliminate duplicative activities carried out by the DHA and the services, and maximize efficiencies in the activities carried out by the DHA.Section 711 prohibits the department from closing or downsizing any military treatment facility “that addresses the medical needs of beneficiaries and the community in the vicinity of such facility, center, hospital, or care center” until it submits to the congressional defense committees a report describing the methodology and criteria the department will use to close or downsize treatment facilities in conjunction with the transition. Closures connected to the transition also are barred from being carried out until 90 days after DOD informs Congress about the particular action.Army photo by Sgt. Micah Merrilllast_img read more