Transfer News :Hearts include defender Kwabena Edusei In recruitment list

first_imgHearts of Oak sources have revealed to sportscrusader.com that the Phobians have included Kumasi Asante Kotoko centre back, Kwabena Edusei in the recruitment wish list.With growing possibility that Hearts of Oak could lose central defender, Nuru Sule to a Moldovan club, the Phobians are eager to find a suitable replacement in the shortest possible time hence the decision to include Edusei  in their recruitment wish list.Sportscrusader.com can confirm that Hearts will however officially make the move for the defenderafter whoever steps in as Manager of the side approves for Kwabena Edusei to be brought in.With only weeks for his contract to run out at Kotoko, Hearts are hoping to take advantage of the situation and is said to be prepared to entice him with a lucrative deal.“Kwabena Edusei is one of the best central defenders in the local league so it will be great to bring him on board because we need only the best in the team to help us achieve our aims for next season. Though we are yet to officially write to Kotoko about him, we see him as one of our recruitment targets” the Hearts source said.last_img read more

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Uganda Cubs scrap past Tanzania to reach U17 Regional qualifiers’ final

first_img Tags: AFCON U17 regional qualifiersPeter Onentopuganda cubs Uganda will take on Ethiopia in the final (Photo by FUFA Media)CAF U17 Regional Qualifiers-Semi FinalsTanzania 1-3 UgandaNational Stadium, Dar es SaaamFriday, 24-08-2018Uganda booked a spot in the final of the 2019 AFCON U17 Regional qualifiers in Friday thanks to a 3-1 win over hosts Tanzania.The Cranes did not have a smooth ride as they required two late goals to overcome the spirited home side.The Uganda Cubs raced into an early lead inside five minutes through Iddi Abdul Wahid but the advantage was soon wiped out by Tanzania six minutes later.With 13 minutes of the 90 to play, Alau John Kokas restored purity for Peter Onen’s side and the victory was sealed when Amiri Njiri who put through his own net to ensure the Cranes seal a spirited 3-1 victory.How the action Unfolded:Uganda started the game on the front foot and were soon rewarded as Iddi Abudul Wahid opened up the scoring with just five minutes on the clock as he tapped in Ibrahim Juma’s corner kick from close range.Tanzania immediately took the game to Uganda and equalised through Edson Mshirakandi in the 11th minute.Wahid had a chance to double his day’s tally on 12 minutes but could only drag his effort wide of the target.The rest of the first half was near to uneventful as both sides want into half time locked at one all.At the start of the second half, Thomas Kakaire received a beautiful pass from Wahid at the edge of the box but shot over the bar, much to the agony of Uganda.On the hour mark, Tanzania defender Sulaiman Lupeto pulled back Iddi Abdu Wahid just outside the box but the resultant free kick taken by Juma Ibrahim was superbly saved by the Tanzania goalkeeper.Uganda’s relentless pressure finally paid off on 77 minutes as Alou John Kokas scored from close range to give Uganda a 2-1 lead.Yiga Najib had a golden opportunity to seal the game with seven minutes to play but pulled his shot wide while one on one with the goalkeeper.Uganda were nearly made to pay for Yiga’s missed opportunity but had custodian-Delton Oyo to thank as he pulled of a spectacular save to deny the ‘Young Taifa Stars’ an equalizer on 90 minutes.In additional time and with Tanzania pushing for an equalizer, Uganda broke away as Wahid found Alou with a simple pass and the later sent a low ball into the area which was connected by Amir Njiri and bounced into his (Njiri) own net for the Cubs’ third goal of the day.The victory means Uganda will take on Ethiopia who defeated Rwanda 4-2 on penalties in the other semi final, in the final.The winner will join host Tanzania at the AFCON U17 tournament next year.Uganda lost 1-0 to Ethiopia in the group stages earlier this month.The final will be played in Sunday.The Uganda Cubs team that started against Tanzania:Oyo Delton (GK), Ssekimbegga Kevin, Kasozi Samson, Kizito Mugweri Gavin (C), Ekellot Ibrahim, Ssekajja Davis, Kakaire Thomas, Iddi Abdul Wahid, Yiga Najib, Alou John Kokas, Juma Ibrahim.Comments last_img read more

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Are happier citizens making Singapore a smart city leader?

first_imgSurveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Related Posts While many governments are recent converts to the smart city ideology, Singapore has been a movement leader for decades. And the Asian city-state is about to ramp up its efforts with its soon-to-be-unveiled Smart Nations strategy.The GovTech site features a lengthy discussion with Singapore’s CIO Chan Cheow Hoe which serves as a master-class in smart city planning.Over the years Chan says one of Singapore’s biggest revelations is that effective smart city programs must be first and foremost customer-centric.“The whole idea is to first establish a relationship…and a point of trust between government and the people,” he says.“The second thing — that I think is very important — is the concept of what we call ‘frictionless’ government,” Chan says. “What we are trying to do is to take out all this unnecessary friction as much as possible, and this goes back to the customer experience.”Singapore’s lengthy smart city history includes such projects as traffic congestion analytics, waste monitoring and sustainable buildings.Driving the city-state’s early smart city adoption was its need to maximize the use of its compact 427 square miles of geography to best serve its bustling population of 5.6 million.One of the biggest smart city challenges faced by Singapore, and indeed all global governments, is modernizing outdated legacy IT systems. Legacy systems often hinder shifting infrastructure to the cloud and frequently dampen innovative thinking.See also: NuTonomy cabs ready for hailing in SingaporeHowever, Singapore tackled this familiar bugbear by focusing its efforts on improving customer service while minimizing service disruptions to its core systems.“We started splitting up what we call our system of records with the system of engagement,” says Chan.  “We made the legacy system just a simple system of records. We shut off the front end and we essentially built a funnel on top of it.”He says this allowed Singapore to be agile in building front end customer services while leaving the legacy systems relatively intact.“It decreases the need for the legacy systems significantly, and over a period of time allows resources to be dedicated to the customer experience,” he says.These improvements allowed Singapore to build up a trust-based relationship with its citizens through its digitalID strategy. This strategy focused on breaking various pools of data out of their silos to remove much of the friction in government-citizen interactions, manifesting in such projects as MyInfo.Singapore has data issues sorted outMyInfo pulls data on citizens from various departments into a useable pool of verified information.“Instead of you bringing your ID card and everything to show these things, you don’t have to do these unnecessary transactions anymore because the data is pulled directly,” he says. “This data doesn’t belong to the government — the data still belongs to you as an individual — but you have the right to consent to give that data to somebody else.”Singapore is presently embarking on its ambitions Smart Nation initiative which will include the deployment one of the most sprawling sensor and camera networks a city has ever seen.And with such a vast array of sensors, the obvious issue of how to secure such expansive Internet of Things (IoT) technology.Chan says securing IoT is a running battle that no one can solve with a silver bullet.“The question for us now is really about categorizing systems. There are highly secure systems we will spend a lot of money protecting,” says Chan. “For the rest, it is what it is.”“If something happens to it we are just going to accept the risk and move on, as long as the risk is not so big that it actually cripples certain critical services in the country.” Donal Power Tags:#cybersecurity#infrastructure#Internet of Things#IoT#Singapore#Smart Cities center_img How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

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CWG scam: CBI questions Suresh Kalmadi’s three key aides

first_imgCommonwealth Games Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and his colleague R K Sacheti were among three persons questioned on Tuesday by the CBI in New Delhi in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct of mega sporting event.The CBI also questioned Manoj Bhori, political advisor to OC head Suresh Kalmadi in connection with the scam.CBI sources said the officials were questioned at length about several contracts mainly related to overlays, hiring equipment and grant of work to a London-based company in connection with Queen’s Baton Relay last year.The trio were asked to clarify certain financial transactions made with CWG contractors and appointment of workforce for the conduct of the Commonwealth Games, they said.The CBI had earlier conducted raids at the residences of Kalmadi, Bhanot, Sacheti, who is Joint director General of the OC, and Sangeeta Welingkar, member of the Games Image and Look Group.The sources said CBI sleuths have found that some of the crucial documents related to Games have either been destroyed or gone missing.The CBI has filed three FIRs in connection with alleged irregularities in the Games. Bhanot has been named in a case relating to purchase and contracting of timer equipment used for the Games.Earlier, the CBI had filed two FIRs for the contracting of AM Films and cars/vans for the Baton Relay ceremonies by the OC in London. It arrested Joint Director General T S Darbari and Deputy Director General Sanjay Mohindroo for their alleged complicity in these deals.advertisementIn a related move, CBI has decided to approach Sports Ministry to seek removal of Kalmadi and Bhanot from their posts to ensure a free and fair probe.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Three winners at Youth Explosion 2017

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 31, 2017 – High School seniors brought outstanding talent to a tourism centered culture show and this year the winnings are shared by three schools.  The TCI Tourists Board’s Youth Explosion 2017 was held on Friday at the Gus Lightbourne Gym and unlike last year where Wesley Methodist High swept all three categories, this year there were three winners in singing, dancing and costumes.  Nine original songs were impressively entered in the show, opened by the Minister of Tourism Ralph Higgs and sponsored chiefly by the TCI Tourist Board and its partners including the TC Hotel and Tourism Association.   Best dance went to the acrobatic Wesley Methodist, Best Costumes were donned say judges by Marjorie Basden High of South Caicos and best song went to the Eagles of Clement Howell High.  Happening Now – 3rd Youth Explosion kicks off in Provo You can see these performances on Turquoise Morning, watch for it beginning Wednesday – on PTV8, on 4News and Flow, One Caribbean Television.#MagneticMediaNews #YouthExplosion2017  Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #YouthExplosion2017center_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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79 youth in JK have joined militant ranks this yr Govt

first_img79 youth in Kashmir Valley have joined various terror outfits during this year, a figure which is 30 per cent higher than that of the previous year, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.Replying to a written question by BJP member Lal Sinh Vadodia, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said as per reports, 79 youths have joined militant ranks during 2015 (as on November 30) whereas 60 youths joined militant ranks during the corresponding period of 2014.There has been a growing concern within the security establishment about the sudden increase in disappearance of youths in Kashmir Valley this year and reports coming in suggest that they have joined various militant organisations, especially pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen led by Burhan Wani.The minister informed the Upper House that the terrorist activities in the Jammu and Kashmir were regularly being monitored and reviewed at various levels. He said that the government has adopted various counter measures to neutralise these efforts and capabilities of militants to disturb peace in the state.Chaudhary said the government has also encouraged policies to mainstream the youth, including providing employment opportunities to wean them away from militancy.He said various steps have been initiated, including proactively taking suitable measures to safeguard the borders from cross-border terrorism and containing militancy.last_img read more

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