City job losses could impact on continent

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Makinde appoints special assistants on ICT, youth and sports

first_imgOyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointments of Mr. Bayo Akande and Mr. Kazeem Bolarinwa as Special Assistant on Information Communication Technology (ICT)/E-Governance and Special Assistant on Youth and Sports respectively.The two appointments were with immediate effect, according to their letters of appointment.A statement signed by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to Governor Makinde, Moses Alao, quoted the Governor as charging the duo to see their appointment as a call to service and “to discharge their duties with absolute loyalty, dedication and diligence.”The new Special Assistant on ICT and E-Governance, Akande, holds an M.Sc. in Business and Management from Aston University and a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sheffield.He has, for many years, been a player in the Technology Industry as the founder and CEO of Orb Solutions, a full service technology company that specialises in the areas of managed technology services, server management, IT support as well as web and mobile app development.“Orb has successfully developed E-commerce platforms, financial trading platforms, University Management systems and mobile apps for a number of blue chip clients such as Total E & P Nigeria Limited.“Akande’s in-depth knowledge of the Technology Industry has enabled him in the establishment of West Midlands CBT Ltd, a technology services company that was established in 2013 primarily to bring about a revolution in how examinations are conducted in Nigeria. “The company sees to the operation of thousands of computers between Lagos and Ibadan. It conducts JAMB examinations and distant learning exams for Universities such as the University of Ibadan, National Open University of Nigeria amongst others,” the statement said.Bolarinwa, the newly-appointed Special Assistant on Youth and Sports, is a 29-year-old Ibadan-based good governance advocate, who graduated with a First Class in Business Administration and holds a Masters in the same field.“He has demonstrated competence in Business Development, Youth ‘Advocacy and Emancipation’ over the years, with his contribution towards rewriting the narrative of Ibadan to the world, using the social media.“As a 26-years-old, Bolarinwa as a seasoned Business Consultant, founded his consulting firm Ireign Classique Consult Nigeria with branches in Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa, with which he traverses NYSC camps (such as Oyo, Osun, Kaduna, Kano, and Jigawa NYSC camps) to impart knowledge in Nigerian youths through public speaking and to orientate them for skill acquisition.“His company is registered as a Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) partner with the Federal and some states government.“In 2018, Bolarinwa convened a political movement called Deliver Oyo (DO), a movement geared towards preaching good governance, youth participation in politics and advocating for leadership. With this platform, he was able to traverse the zones of Oyo State and all tertiary institutions in the state to preach his belief.“Bolarinwa was one of the advocates of Not Too Young To Run in Oyo State,” the statement added.last_img read more

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson

first_img 1-4 p.m. Squash Club open house (above the Royal on Baker) Donate a $1 to KidSport Nelson and wear the jersey at the NDCC and be entered into draw for Nelson Leafs jersey.Friday night is set aside for the Community Sport Hero Awards from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.Ten recipients of the award will be honoured and celebrated for their outstanding volunteer efforts for their chosen sports.Vancouver’s ViaSport representative for Canadian Sport for Life will be giving a key note speech.Saturday, there are many events for the public to try, including an National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) Coaching course called Fundamental Movement skills workshop.The course is being offered Saturday from 8:30-noon. Registration is $15 and applicants should register through [email protected] Try it day events are planned during the afternoon at: 1-4 p.m. Indoor soccer facility open house – various sports (soccer/bocce/skipping/dryland Nordic) 1-4 p.m. Curling open house 3:30-5:30 p.m. loonie/toonie Shinny/Skate/Swim @ NDCC Come one, come all.Friday is the kick off to Sports Day in Canada with third Jersey Day in downtown Nelson.The Nelson Regional Sports Council is encouraging the public to wear their favourite jersey to work, school or just while shopping.last_img read more

Southridge storms past LVR Bombers 88-58 at AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers got an up close look at one of the favourites at the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.Hunter Hughes scored 31 points in 16 minutes to power top-ranked Southridge Storm of Surrey to an 88-58 victory in opening round action at the 16-team provincial tournament.The Storm now meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney while the Bombers drop into the consolation round to play Duchess Park of Prince George Thursday at 10:45 a.m.“We had an okay first quarter, kept it close and were only down five,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.“But in the second quarter we just broke down and they out scored us 29-9 to pull away.”“(Southridge) had a hot guard (Dominic Clayton) . . . none of our guys couldn’t cover,” Phelan added. Leading 19-14 after one quarter, the second-quarter onslaught put the Storm up 48-23.Southridge continued its dominance of the Kootenay reps to open a 76-37 advantage after three periods.The 6’9” Hughes led all scorers with 31 while Dominic Clayton added 14 and Matthew Andreou had 13.Josh Matosevic led the Bombers with 19 points while Grade 11 forward Vinnie Watson had 15 and point guard Robbie Dixon 13.Matosevic, Watson and Dixon each had six rebounds.LVR shot 38 percent from the field to 48 percent for Southridge.LVR now prepares to meet Duchess Park Thursday — a team Phelan says brings a different look than Southridge.“(Duchess Park) won the Fulton tournament in Vernon we were at . . . they have a pretty good squad with a balance of size and quickness,” Phelan explained.“They have a couple of key players, one who plays for the UNBC Junior Wolves team and another a provincial team player so they’ll be a tough matchup for us.”last_img read more

Corofin’s Liam Silke is AIB Club Footballer Of The Year

first_imgThe GAA have confirmed that Corofin’s Liam Silke is the inaugural winner of the AIB GAA Club Footballer of the year award. Silke was selected at corner back on the football team and claimed the Footballer of the Year award in recognition of his massive contribution to the Galway champions in their march to AIB GAA club championship glory.Cuala’s Seán Moran had been picked at centre back on the hurling team and was honoured with the overall Hurling award in recognition of his immense leadership role in Cuala’s impressive defence of the AIB GAA All-Ireland club title.The awards, which were voted on by a selection of GAA media, were presented by Uachtarán CLG John Horan, and Head of Retail Banking in AIB Denis O’Callaghan.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The announcement was made last night at the AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards banquet at Croke Park which honoured a team selected from outstanding club championship player performances in both codes.last_img read more

Holiday Food and Beverage Options for Disneyland

first_imgShare This!Today is the official kick-off of the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort. And of course, there are a number of great food and beverage options that are being rolled out for the occasion. Here are the yummy goodies you’ll be able to enjoy while traversing Disneyland Park.Holiday ChurrosCaramel and Coconut Churro (Town Square Churro Cart and Churros Near Sleeping Beauty Castle)Santa’s Cookies and Milk Churro (Churros Near Casey Jr.) – Artisan churro rolled in cookie butter sugar and served with sweet milk dipped sauceToffee-Flavored Churro (Tomorrowland Churro Cart) – add-on chocolate-almond or chocolate dipping sauces availableTurtle Churro (Frontierland Churro Cart) – Artisan churro rolled in chocolate sugar and served with caramel pecan dipping sauceSugar Plum Candy Churro (New Orleans Churro Cart) – Sweet and tart churroOutdoor Vending Carts at DisneylandPink, Blue, and Candy Apple Cotton CandyPeppermint-Caramel Corn©DisneyCarnation CaféFried Bolonga Sandwich – Pullman bread, mayo, fried bologna, lettuce, tomato, and pickle stackers served with friesPork Chop TV Dinner – Pork chop with seasoned apples, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and a cheddar and chive scone served with caramel bread puddingGibson Girl Ice Cream ParlorPeppermint Holiday Sundae – Peppermint ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and crushed peppermintRefreshment CornerFrench Dip Sandwich – Roast beef, spicy mustard, and au jus served on a crunchy French roll with chips©DisneyJolly Holiday Bakery CaféThanks-Mas Sandwich – Oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce on rustic breadButternut Squash SoupSnowman Shortbread CookieSanta Hat Macaron – with white mint filling and chocolate ganachePumpkin Muffin (available through Dec. 1)Dutch Apple Cinnamon Muffin (available Dec. 1)Eggnog Latte Cheesecake – with white chocolate mousse foam and a sprinkling of nutmegHoliday Cupcake – Vanilla bean cupcake filled with red and green chocolate pieces, finished with green and white-swirled white chocolate mousse, and chocolate swirl candy piecesHoliday Brownie – topped with white chocolate mousse and sprinkles and finished with chocolate presents and a Christmas treeMickey Gingerbread Man©DisneyMarket HouseHoliday Strawberry Linzer CookieSnowman Shortbread CookieMickey Gingerbread ManPlaza InnRaspberry Mascarpone Yule Log – Vanilla sponge wrapped with raspberry marmalade and mascarpone filling topped with buttercream ganache and chocolate curlsChristmas Cake – Chocolate sponge cake with red, green, and white swirled chocolate mousse filling topped with buttercream and finished with sprinklesChristmas Bundt Cake (available Dec. 1)Red Rose TaverneBeast’s Forbidden Pastrami Burger – Angus beef patty, uncured wagyu pastrami, Swiss-American cheese, spicy mustard aïoli, and a skewered accompanimentPumpkin Spice ShakeMickey Gingerbread Man©DisneyGalactic GrillCaramel Pecan Brownie ParfaitSteakhouse Burger – Angus beef patty, provolone, onion strings, and sweet spiced bacon on a toasted bun served with choice of yogurt or french friesApple Pie SlushNova Coffee Slush – Chocolate-mint-flavored coffee slush©DisneyAlien Pizza PlanetBruschetta Poultrium Pizza – Tender chunks of chicken, house-made bruschetta, and assorted cheeses with spiced marinara sauceGreen Alien Holiday Macaron – with lemon fillingAlpha Broccolius Parfait – Layers of soft mint ganache, green cake, white chocolate mousse, cookies and cream streusel, and whipped topping©DisneyRancho del ZocaloPan Dulce Ice Cream Sandwich – Colorful shell-like Mexican sweet bread with dulce de leche ice cream, cajeta, and churro streuselChampurrado with Churro Bites – Rich, traditional-style Mexican hot chocolate served with cinnamon-sugar churrosChicken Mole – Seasoned half chicken topped with mole, drizzled with sour cream, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and served with Mexican rice and refried beansCaldo de Pollo – Hearty soup of chicken, vegetables, and rice served with onions, cilantro, and limeFrozen Abuelita Hot Chocolate – Layered with frozen horchata and topped with spiced whipped cream©DisneyGolden HorseshoeHoliday Ice Cream SandwichStage Door CaféApple Pie Funnel Cake – House-made funnel cake with cajeta, whipped cream, and streuselHungry Bear RestaurantSnickerdoodle Cold BrewPumpkin Spice Cheesecake Funnel CakeBlue Bayou RestaurantGingerbread Crème Brûlée – with Chantilly cream and a mini chocolate gingerbread man©DisneyCafé OrleansHot Chocolate Beignets – Served with hot chocolate sauce and whipped creamHarbour GalleyHoliday Pozole – plant-based pozole with slow-roasted tomatillos, hominy, and serrano chiles and served with limes, radishes, and shredded cabbagePumpkin Spice Cold Brew CoffeeFrench MarketSmothered Beef – Braised beef with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, roasted garlic, and caramelized onion jusThe Wedding Cake – Buttercream frosting, cherries, and cream cheese filling finished with a splatter of cherry sauceBlue Velvet Cake – With blueberry purée, rice croquette brittle, and a vanilla-blueberry crisp©DisneyMint Julep BarCandy Cane BeignetsChocolate Dipping Sauce Add-OnCranberry Julep – Cranberry-infused mint julepRoyal Street VerandaBlue Lump Crab Fritters – Blue lump crab, cream cheese, herbs, citrus, and herb seasoning with cocktail sauceRiver Belle TerraceBurnt Ends Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Kansas City-style brisket ends tossed in barbecue sauce with pickle and pepperoncini relish and melted cheddar served on Texas toast©DisneyBengal BarbecueYellow Curry Rice Plate – Outback vegetable skewer and herb-marinated tofu served on a bed of jasmine rice with peas, green onions, and a side of citrus-miso slaw These items are only available throughout the holiday season at Disneyland Park, from now until January 6, 2020. In addition, keep in mind that many of these seasonal items are available for mobile ordering through the Disneyland App.last_img read more

OpenWeb Asia: Opening the Asian Web to the World

first_imgTags:#international#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Everyone working on the web around the world would like to connect with people in Asia, but it’s not easy to do. That dynamic and populous region is often focused inward and it’s made inaccessible to outsiders because there is so little information about what goes on there available in the web’s dominant language, English. OpenWeb Asia is a new project that aims to change those trends.Led by top English language Chinese tech blogger (and occasional RWW guest contributor) Gang Lu, OpenWeb Asia is launching with an aggregation page for top English language blogs about Asian tech and plans for an international tech conference. Called OpenWeb Asia 08?, the conference is being organized by people from China, Hong Kong, Korea, the US and Japan.Asian TechI just spent last week visiting startups in Japan (more on that later) and found a strong desire to connect with the outside world. Language was the number one barrier, followed closely by a concern that people in the US and Europe were inaccessible to the smallest startups in Japan. There’s a strong mutual interest in connecting Asian tech and the rest of the world, though. As a writer, for example, I feel like my writing is incomplete if I don’t incorporate some knowledge about how startups in Japan are tackling the problems I’m writing about that US and European companies are engaging with. In one meeting in Tokyo last week, I met government representatives from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry who were working on open standards for geo-location services. How cool is that? I had no idea that work like that, so grounded in the same kinds of open standards conversations we’re having here, was going on there.OpenWeb AsiaEnter OpenWeb Asia, where English-limited readers around the world can learn about what’s going on in Asia. I’ve imported the 15 blog OPML file into my feed reader and encourage you to do the same. (If you’ve never imported an OPML file into Google Reader, for example, save the file linked to on OpenWeb Asia to your desktop, then go to “settings” in G Reader, then to the Import option, then upload the file and you’ll be subscribed to all 15 blogs at once.)One addition that I think would be nice would be filtered feeds for the 15 blogs on the page, using AideRSS, so that casual readers could catch just the most popular stories from the OpenWeb Asia blogs. We can, however, set up a Google Custom Search Engine easily – see below. I’ll be using this whenever I can to check and see who’s doing what in the Asian tech scene. Feel free to do the same yourself.I hope that OpenWeb Asia succeeds in building bridges from the Asian tech communities out into the rest of the world. marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

ECM: Accountants Save Money with ECM

first_imgAccountants are beginning to find ECM a compelling tool in reducing costs and accelerating efficiency.  The online publication BusinessSolutions reports that ECM VARs are seeing much interest in accounting and accounts payable.The reason for the interest in using ECM for automating accounts payable is as follows:– Invoices often contain large amounts of text and data that is manually captured and re-entered from the invoice– Automation and electronic capture can make the process more efficient.The system can pinpoint exactly where the invoice is in the process.– Invoice processing can be more easily decentralized across multiple offices or with outsourcers– Electronic systems are considerably more space efficient than paper-based systems.– Electronic systems allow responses to audits to be per.formed more efficiently, for example, for sales tax compliance reasonslast_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decision

first_imgEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva insists he doesn’t want to lose club captain Phil Jagielka.He has only made two appearances this season and is out of contract at the end of the year.But Silva said: “It is not something in my mind for next month (to let him go). “It is not on my mind to even think about it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoKlopp defends Liverpool players after Wolves FA Cup defeat: Did I expect more?

About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp defends Liverpool players after Wolves FA Cup defeat: Did I expect more?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his players after they were beaten by Wolves in last night’s FA Cup third round tie.Klopp made nine changes from the team which were beaten at Manchester City on Thursday.The German stated, “All these things that came out are really my responsibility, so it’s about rhythm. Of course, you know they have rhythm. Div (Origi), can he have rhythm? No, not really. Daniel (Sturridge), maybe a bit more. Alberto (Moreno), no, no rhythm. “That of course doesn’t help footballers against a [tough] opponent. We played Wolves here two or three weeks ago and they are really strong. We won, yes, but we knew it was really tough here. Now we played today, they didn’t change a lot – if they changed something – so that’s not easy.”Do I expect? I always expect a lot more from the players. Do I think they could have delivered [more] today? I am not 100 per cent sure. It’s not my job to say now, ‘that was not good enough, that was not good enough’ because I know they can do much better. I changed a lot because I thought we had to, not because I wanted to and to say, ‘come on, let’s have a look at how that works’ because it was clear Wolves would not change a lot. “The problem is, we played a similar line-up and had three tough games in the last couple of weeks, so it was clear we had to change. That’s it, that’s all.” read more