The original programme consists of a series of in-person courses organised into different levels of complexity, from the grassroots to the elite, focused on the specialties of women’s football.According to NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode: “The NWFL and La Liga have identified common grounds in our goals and vision for the future. Progress has been made and grounds covered in our partnership with La Liga since we signed the MOU in 2018.“Although a lot of work has gone into the activation points of the MOU in the last few months, the training-the-trainers programme is the first engagement entry point into many more activations to come within the scope of our MOU.“Our goal here at the NWFL is simple and direct and it aligns with La Liga’s, “to be a global league brand and among the best women leagues in the world”.La Liga Delegate in Nigeria, Guillermo Pérez, said “At La Liga, we are extremely happy about the success of this first edition of the online master classes.NWFL is one of our key partners in Nigeria and, activating the MoU between both entities, was one of our priorities for this season. The fact that Nigeria was the first country in which we’ve trained through this new format and methodology, proves how important Nigeria is in La Liga’s international development and how committed we are to the local football development. We hope this will be the first activation of many more to come with NWFL.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In its continued commitment to women’s football, Spanish La Liga recently provided two Master-class sessions for coaches of the Nigerian Women Football League.La Liga has through this has further strengthen the relations between both institutions with these online classes, within the existing MoU with the highest competition in the African country, the NWFL.These sessions consisted of some adapted and selected contents that are part of a new comprehensive programme developed by La Liga, called “La Liga Women’s Football Coaching Methodology”.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Taking the ice with a short bench the task for the Beaverlodge Blades was made even tougher last night as they made the trip to Fort St. John. The Huskies meanwhile had nearly a full crew on the ice and it showed on the way to a 15-3 win.After building a 4-2 lead in the first the Huskies blew the game open in the second frame with seven goals to lead 11-2 after 40 minutes.With the game well in hand Fort St. John added another four goals while the Blades tacked on another to round out the scoring in the game.- Advertisement -Assistant coach Todd Alexander said despite the score he feels as though those in charge of the Blades organization are doing good things with the team, and credited the coaches and players for playing a clean game.“They were a little short benched tonight. It’s tough sometimes for them. Not that we wanted to rub any mud in their face by any means. It’s a good group of coaches over there and I think they’re doing good things. I know it didn’t show on the scoreboard but their discipline was a testament to that. It was a good, clean hockey game,” he said.As for his club’s performance Alexander said the opening stages of the game left a lot to be desired, but after a talk in the first intermission the problems were corrected the rest of the way.Advertisement “We were a little bit sloppy in the first period. We had a quick chat about it and made an adjustment in the second period and once we started moving the puck and playing our game a lot better it started to show,” he said.Scoring for the Huskies were Cayle Bell (3), Ryan McDonald (2), Jacob Lang (2), Michael Dupuis (2), Jared Lowen (2), Lucian Serban, Jordan Harder, Thomas Webster, and Josh Robinson.The win puts Fort St. John three points ahead of the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings for third place, though the Kings do have two games in hand.The Huskies will wrap up the regular season next weekend with a double header Saturday and Sunday against the North Peace Navigators.Advertisement
Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#Amazon Web Services#applications#Computing#EMC#enterprise#infrastructure#private cloud#public cloud#software platform#VMware Amazon Web Services is on fire, and EMC and VMware are feeling the heat. So the established enterprise-computing duo is striking back — by launching Pivotal, a joint venture that aims specifically to dethrone the current king of cloud computing.Pivotal is led by Paul Maritz, the ex-CEO of VMware and a former senior executive at Microsoft. In leading the charge against AWS, Maritz is diving into a cloud-computing mosh pit that will include other tech heavyweights, such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.(See also: Amazon: Can It Stay King Of Cloud Computing Forever?)Pivotal heads for battle with parent-company assets — database technologies, data analytics and an application platform — it is combining into services that customers can lease to run their own software in the cloud. EMC owns 69% of Pivotal and VMware the rest. The two owners will have to invest a total of $800 million this year and next in order to kick start Pivotal, which Maritz conservatively estimates will reach $1 billion in revenue in five years from $300 million this year.Amazon’s LeadThose numbers show how long it will take Pivotal to catch up with AWS. While Amazon won’t break out the numbers for its cloud-computing unit, analysts say it is lumped inside the revenue category the online retailer calls “other.” In Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings released in January, “other” accounted for $769 million in revenue for the quarter and $2.52 billion for the year. That’s a respective growth of 68% and 64%, according to the International Business Times. (See also: VMWare: “If Amazon Wins, We All Lose”)And AWS doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Macquarie Capital analyst Ben Schachter estimates AWS will surpass $3.8 billion in revenue this year, and values the business at $19 billion.Nevertheless, the market is still young. Most AWS customers today are startups and small and medium-sized businesses. Amazon is expected to shift focus to large companies soon, heading right into EMC’s and VMware’s sweet spot. This is making both companies very nervous.During a partner conference in February, VMware Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger warned that if “a workload goes to Amazon, you lose, and we have lost forever,” CRN reported. To avoid that kind of customer drain, Pivotal will provide the public-cloud option for VMware customers using its infrastructure technology for private clouds. Supporting that migration is important to EMC, because it owns 80% of VMware.Pivotal In The CloudOn paper, Pivotal will provide an enterprise-class cloud-computing platform and infrastructure. The company includes Greenplum, EMC’s Big Data analytics division, and Pivotal Labs, the storage company’s application development environment. VMware is contributing cloud-computing platform CloudFoundry, and middleware and tools for building and running data-intensive Java applications.Maritz will have to build a business on top of all this technology, but EMC’s and VMware’s commitment to Pivotal shows how they believe customer migration to cloud-computing environments outside their data centers is inevitable. The companies also know that failing to have what customers want would be suicidal.In 2011, Gelsinger, then president and chief operating officer for EMC, said the company did not intend to become a casualty of any major change in the industry.“The technology industry is ruthless and relentless,” he said during an interview at the VMworld conference. “If you are not in front of those major waves of technological innovation, you will become one of the driftwood on the shores of the industry.”In cloud computing, stopping Amazon is how EMC and VMware plan to reach that shore alive.Image courtesy of Shutterstock antone gonsalves Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair
Sunday, Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd, who was clearly emotional during what was a rough SEC Tournament title game, tweeted during the second half that the Arkansas Razorbacks were playing “dirty” against her Wildcats. Unfortunately, in response, Judd claims she was both called inappropriate names and threatened with sexual violence by a number of users. She tweeted her frustration afterwards, and showed her followers an example.Monday, Judd, who has written in her memoirs about being a sexual abuse survivor, told MSNBC that she’ll be pressing charges on the users who sent her the tweets. She joined Thomas Roberts to talk about Kentucky’s chances in the NCAA Tournament and eventually got to the topic of social media. Start the video around 4:35 if you’re just looking for that portion.Judd made no mention of how many Twitter users she’d be pressing charges against. Hopefully this makes people think twice before tweeting offensive messages at celebrities – or anyone else.
APTN National NewsFor years the Yukon chinook salmon run has been on the decline. But fishers and experts are calling this years run the worst one yet.As a result, drastic measures are being taken including a full ban on chinook fishing in the U.S. and Canada.APTN’s Shirley McLean reports.
LONDON – Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky.The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The three-round auction began Friday after the London stock market closed.Britain’s regulator, the Takeover Panel, set up the auction to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media companies, who want to expand business in Europe.Sky is Europe’s largest pay-television operator, with 23 million customers in seven countries. It broadcasts popular programs including English Premier League soccer and “Game of Thrones.”Fox already owns 39 per cent of Sky, but has long sought to control the company.Sky shareholders will still have to approve the winner’s bid.
New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought early release of Rs 2,064.30 crore funds to provide relief to drought-hit farmers in the ongoing rabi season, an official statement said. Kumaraswamy informed Modi that the state faced drought situation during this year’s kharif season as well but the financial assistance sanctioned by the central government was inadequate. In addition to floods, Karnataka reeled under severe drought both during kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) seasons of the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). “Consecutive droughts, flood has brought farmers under distress and it is the time to rush to their aid,” Kumaraswamy told the Prime Minister. He requested Modi to expedite the process to release Rs 2,064.30 crore for drought relief and mitigation, the statement said. The state government has submitted a memorandum seeking Rs 2,064.30 crore drought relief fund for the ongoing rabi season as crop loss is estimated to be Rs 11,384.7 crore. The state has declared drought in 156 out of 176 talukas. In the meeting, Kumaraswamy apprised the Prime Minister about the pro-active steps taken to mitigate the drought impact on farmers. The state has released Rs 386 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and given priority to ensure drinking water and fodder, besides creating 1.19 crore man-days jobs under the MGNREGA scheme, he added. The state government has advanced Rs 1,351 crore towards payment of pending wage and material bills in anticipation of release of central funds, Kumaraswamy said and requested for early release of funds to make further wage payments. The chief minister further said the central relief funds released to the state for drought faced during kharif season this year was not sufficient. The Centre sanctioned Rs 949.49 crore against the state government’s demand of Rs 2,434 crore as drought relief for the kharif season, which is less than 50 per cent of the input subsidy claim by the state, he noted. The crop loss during the khariff and rabi seasons together is estimated to be Rs 32,335 crore, he added.
New Delhi: Scheduled commercial banks’ reliance on bulk deposits is likely to increase if credit growth is higher than that of deposit, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said Monday. As per the rating agency, the system level credit growth of 12.9 per cent year-on-year continues to outpace deposit growth at 9.3 per cent, thereby intensifying competition for deposits among banks. This is based on RBI’s quarterly statistics on deposits and credit of scheduled commercial banks for December 2018 Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIn third quarter of this fiscal, state-owned banks have seen credit growth of 8.4 per cent and deposit growth at 4.9 per as compared to the year-ago period, implying that they could also compete to recoup some of the deposit market share loss that they have conceded to private banks over the years. “With private banks seeing continuing strong credit growth at 22 per cent year-on-year in third quarter of 2018-19, they are likely to solicit deposits even by offering higher rates,” Ind-Ra said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIt believes that if credit growth continues to outpace deposit growth, “then scheduled commercial banks’ reliance on bulk deposits is likely to increase which could lead to a higher cost of funds along with increasing volatility in the asset-liability structure of banks”. During April-February 2018-19, deposits raised by banks were up 24.6 per cent as compared to the year-ago period even as the outstanding amount was up only 3.6 per cent at Rs 1.78 lakh crore, it said. The rating agency said the longer term trend of market share shift from public sector banks (PSBs) to private banks continued to play out in the last 12 months.
Guwahati: Altogether 60 candidates have filed papers for five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state, with the BJP and the Congress emerging as the major contenders in at least four of the seats.Tuesday was the last date for the filing of nomination for the second phase of election, scheduled on April 18. Among the five seats, Karimganj (SC) registered maximum number of nominees at 19, followed by Silchar with 14 candidates, an election office spokesperson said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The other three constituencies that will go to polls on April 18 are Autonomous District (ST), Mangaldai and Nowgong. In Karimganj (SC) parliamentary constituency, the major players are sitting MP of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Radheshyam Biswas, BJP’s Kripanath Malla and Congress candidate Swarup Das, poll analysts said. In Silchar, BJP’s Rajdeep Roy is set to pose a tough challenge to sitting Congress MP Sushmita Dev, they said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe candidates of the two national parties are prime contenders for Mangaldoi, Autonomous (ST) District and Nowgong seats too. While Congress MP Bhubaneswar Kalita will lock horns with BJP’s Dilip Saikia at Mangaldoi, the grand old party’s minister, Pradyut Bordoloi, will put up a tough fight against Rupak Sarma of the saffron party, the analysts added. In the Autonomous (ST) District, six candidates have filed their nominations, with the prominent ones being sitting Congress MP Biren Singh Engti and BJP nominee Horen Singh Bey. The scrutiny of papers will be held on March 27 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 29.