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Man United, Leicester jostle for Barcelona’s Coutinho

By on September 26, 2020

first_imgIt is said that the playmaker has little interest in returning to Inter or joining Paris Saint-Germain and instead is keen on a move to England.Tottenham are also said to be monitoring the player, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be attracted to the idea of him moving to Old Trafford while Leicester, who may be restricted in funding the deal, are also interested.Bayern Munich – where Coutinho is currently on loan – have an option to buy the Brazil international for €120m at the end of the campaign but multiple reports suggest this will not be exercised.Earlier this month, Diario Sport claimed Chelsea are favourites to land the former Liverpool playmaker and indeed have already made an approach.It is said that the most likely structure of the deal would be an upfront loan deal for one season, with a purchase option linked into the move.Read Also: Barcelona agree to offload Firpo in the summerA report in El Mundo Deportivo last month claimed the Catalan giants have lowered their asking price for the playmaker to €80m as they look to balance their books.Coutinho has netted eight goals and provided multiple assists in 15 league starts for the Bavarian club, while the recent report stresses the good relations between the two clubs which could help smooth a permanent move this year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering MealPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?It Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movie10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Manchester United and Leicester City are both attentive to the situation of Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona, say Diario Sport.Advertisement It follows a report in El Mundo Deportivo that the Brazilian wants to return to the Premier League should he not continue at the Camp Nou. Loading… last_img read more

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Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in giant slalom to start her second Olympics

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgEagleVail’s Mikaela Shiffrin had to wait three days to kick off her second Olympics because of weather delays, but she seized the moment in spectacular fashion when it finally came Wednesday night, claiming the gold medal in giant slalom.Shiffrin, who took silver in giant slalom at the 2017 world championships, is the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in GS since Julie Mancuso stormed through a fierce snowstorm at the 2006 Turin Games to claim gold. Two other American women have won …last_img read more

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Low-cost phones to launch in SA

By on December 19, 2019

first_img22 May 2007UK-based global cellular group Vodafone is to use South Africa as one of three countries to launch its own-name brand of low-cost mobile handsets, aimed at ensuring easier access to telephony for millions of people in developing countries.China’s ZTE Corporation is manufacturing the Vodafone 125 and the Vodafone 225, following an agreement between the two companies in late 2006, based on features, design and functionality specified by Vodafone.The two models of phones will be available in South Africa through Vodafone’s local concern, Vodacom, “in the next few weeks”, Vodafone said in a statement this week.According to Vodafone, mobile technology is the only cost-effective form of telecommunications in emerging markets and rural areas. However, the company says, the cost of purchasing a mobile handset remains a barrier to accessing such services for people living in these parts of the world.“The Vodafone 125 and Vodafone 225 handsets are intended to help drive mobile penetration, and will provide access to services for people in emerging markets that are already commonplace in Western Europe,” the company says.The two handsets are likely to retail at around US$25 and $45, depending on the specific model and the local market conditions. While the handsets are almost identical in functionality, the Vodafone 125 has a black-and-white screen and the Vodafone 225 a colour screen.“The Vodafone 125 and Vodafone 225 are the first of a range of ultra-low cost handsets which will be manufactured exclusively for Vodafone and its affiliates by ZTE Corporation,” said Vodafone’s global director of terminals, Jens Schulte-Bockum.“We are delighted that they represent everything that customers have come to expect from Vodafone – high quality and exceptional value for money.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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2010 Fifa World Cup squads: Group D

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first_imgThe final 23 players for the 32 squads competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup were announced after the deadline for confirmed teams passed on 1 June. Get the low-down on the 736 footballers who will be battling it out for the sport’s biggest trophy from 11 June to 11 July.More statistics on the 32 teams  2010 FIFA WORLD CUP: FIRST STAGE GROUPS Group A South Africa Mexico Uruguay FranceGroup B Argentina Nigeria South Korea GreeceGroup C England USA Algeria SloveniaGroup D Germany Australia Serbia GhanaGroup E Netherlands Denmark Japan CameroonGroup F Italy Paraguay New Zealand SlovakiaGroup G Brazil North Korea Côte d’Ivoire PortugalGroup H Spain Switzerland Honduras Chile GROUP DGERMANY Coach: Joachim Löw # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperManuel Neuer27 March 1986 (aged 24)3Schalke2DefenderMarcell Jansen4 November 1985 (aged 24)30Hamburg3DefenderArne Friedrich29 May 1979 (aged 31)70Hertha Berlin4DefenderDennis Aogo14 January 1987 (aged 23)1Hamburg5DefenderSerdar Tasci24 April 1987 (aged 23)11Stuttgart6MidfielderSami Khedira4 April 1987 (aged 23)3Stuttgart7MidfielderBastian Schweinsteiger1 August 1984 (aged 25)74Bayern Munich8MidfielderMesut Özil15 October 1988 (aged 21)8Werder Bremen9ForwardStefan Kießling25 January 1984 (aged 26)4Bayer Leverkusen10ForwardLukas Podolski4 June 1985 (aged 25)71Köln11ForwardMiroslav Klose9 June 1978 (aged 32)94Bayern Munich12GoalkeeperTim Wiese17 December 1981 (aged 28)2Werder Bremen13ForwardThomas Müller13 September 1989 (aged 20)1Bayern Munich14DefenderHolger Badstuber13 March 1989 (aged 21)0Bayern Munich15MidfielderPiotr Trochowski22 March 1984 (aged 26)29Hamburg16DefenderPhilipp Lahm (captain)11 November 1983 (aged 26)64Bayern Munich17DefenderPer Mertesacker29 September 1984 (aged 25)60Werder Bremen18MidfielderToni Kroos4 January 1990 (aged 20)2Bayer Leverkusen19ForwardCacau27 March 1981 (aged 29)6Stuttgart20DefenderJérôme Boateng3 September 1988 (aged 21)4Hamburg21MidfielderMarko Marin13 March 1989 (aged 21)7Werder Bremen22GoalkeeperHans-Jörg Butt28 May 1974 (aged 36)3Bayern Munich23ForwardMario Gómez10 July 1985 (aged 24)32Bayern MunichAUSTRALIA Coach: Pim Verbeek # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperMark Schwarzer6 October 1972 (aged 37)73Fulham2DefenderLucas Neill (captain)9 March 1978 (aged 32)54Galatasaray3DefenderCraig Moore12 December 1975 (aged 34)48Unattached4MidfielderTim Cahill6 December 1979 (aged 30)38Everton5MidfielderJason Culina5 August 1980 (aged 29)47Gold Coast United6DefenderMichael Beauchamp8 March 1981 (aged 29)20Al-Jazira7MidfielderBrett Emerton22 February 1979 (aged 31)72Blackburn Rovers8DefenderLuke Wilkshire1 October 1981 (aged 28)40Dynamo Moscow9ForwardJoshua Kennedy20 August 1982 (aged 27)17Nagoya Grampus10ForwardHarry Kewell22 September 1978 (aged 31)45Galatasaray11DefenderScott Chipperfield30 December 1975 (aged 34)63Basel12GoalkeeperAdam Federici31 January 1985 (aged 25)1Reading13MidfielderVince Grella5 October 1979 (aged 30)43Blackburn Rovers14ForwardBrett Holman27 March 1984 (aged 26)30AZ15MidfielderMile Jedinak3 August 1984 (aged 25)10Antalyaspor16MidfielderCarl Valeri14 August 1984 (aged 25)20Sassuolo17ForwardNikita Rukavytsya22 June 1987 (aged 22)3Roeselare18GoalkeeperBrad Jones19 March 1982 (aged 28)2Middlesbrough19MidfielderRichard Garcia4 September 1981 (aged 28)5Hull City20DefenderMark Milligan4 September 1985 (aged 24)10JEF United21DefenderDavid Carney3 November 1983 (aged 26)24Twente22MidfielderDario Vidošić12 April 1987 (aged 23)5MSV Duisburg23MidfielderMark Bresciano11 February 1980 (aged 30)53PalermoSERBIA Coach: Radomir Antić # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperVladimir Stojković29 July 1983 (aged 26)30Wigan Athletic2DefenderAntonio Rukavina26 January 1984 (aged 26)191860 Munich3DefenderAleksandar Kolarov10 November 1985 (aged 24)10Lazio4MidfielderGojko Kačar26 January 1987 (aged 23)15Hertha Berlin5DefenderNemanja Vidić21 October 1981 (aged 28)44Manchester United6DefenderBranislav Ivanović22 February 1984 (aged 26)29Chelsea7MidfielderZoran Tošić28 April 1987 (aged 23)18Köln8ForwardDanko Lazović17 May 1983 (aged 27)34Zenit Saint Petersburg9ForwardMarko Pantelić15 September 1978 (aged 31)29Ajax10MidfielderDejan Stanković (captain)11 September 1978 (aged 31)86Internazionale11MidfielderNenad Milijaš30 April 1983 (aged 27)15Wolverhampton Wanderers12GoalkeeperBojan Isailović25 March 1980 (aged 30)3Zagłębie Lubin13DefenderAleksandar Luković23 October 1982 (aged 27)19Udinese14MidfielderMilan Jovanović18 April 1981 (aged 29)24Standard Liège15ForwardNikola Žigić25 September 1980 (aged 29)42Valencia16DefenderIvan Obradović25 July 1988 (aged 21)10Real Zaragoza17MidfielderMiloš Krasić1 November 1984 (aged 25)29CSKA Moscow18MidfielderMiloš Ninković25 December 1984 (aged 25)7Dynamo Kiev19MidfielderRadosav Petrović8 March 1989 (aged 21)6Partizan20DefenderNeven Subotić10 December 1988 (aged 21)10Borussia Dortmund21ForwardDragan Mrđa23 January 1984 (aged 26)3Vojvodina22MidfielderZdravko Kuzmanović22 September 1987 (aged 22)25Stuttgart23GoalkeeperAnđelko Đuričić21 November 1980 (aged 29)0União LeiriaGHANA Coach: Milovan Rajevac # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperDaniel Adjei10 November 1989 (aged 20)2Liberty Professionals2DefenderHans Sarpei28 June 1976 (aged 33)23Bayer Leverkusen3ForwardAsamoah Gyan22 November 1985 (aged 24)32Rennes4DefenderJohn Paintsil15 June 1981 (aged 28)65Fulham5DefenderJohn Mensah29 November 1982 (aged 27)58Sunderland6MidfielderAnthony Annan21 July 1986 (aged 23)38Rosenborg7DefenderSamuel Inkoom22 August 1989 (aged 20)15Basel8DefenderJonathan Mensah13 July 1990 (aged 19)19Free State Stars9MidfielderDerek Boateng2 April 1983 (aged 27)19Getafe10MidfielderStephen Appiah (captain)24 December 1980 (aged 29)56Bologna11MidfielderSulley Muntari27 August 1984 (aged 25)52Internazionale12ForwardPrince Tagoe9 November 1986 (aged 23)17Hoffenheim13MidfielderAndré Ayew17 December 1989 (aged 20)15Arles-Avignon14ForwardMatthew Amoah24 October 1980 (aged 29)31NAC15DefenderIsaac Vorsah21 June 1988 (aged 21)6Hoffenheim16GoalkeeperStephen Ahorlu10 May 1989 (aged 21)0Heart of Lions17DefenderAbdul Rahim Ayew16 April 1988 (aged 22)15Zamalek18ForwardDominic Adiyiah29 November 1989 (aged 20)4Milan19DefenderLee Addy26 September 1985 (aged 24)3BechemChelsea20MidfielderQuincy Owusu-Abeyie15 April 1986 (aged 24)12Al-Sadd21MidfielderKwadwo Asamoah9 September 1988 (aged 22)29Udinese22GoalkeeperRichard Kingson13 June 1978 (aged 31)58Wigan Athletic23MidfielderKevin-Prince Boateng6 March 1987 (aged 23)0PortsmouthPREVIOUS: GROUP C << • >> NEXT: GROUP Elast_img read more

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2016 Ohio fair schedule now available

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohioans can start planning visits to all of their favorite fairs across the state. The Ohio Department of Agriculture today released the official dates for the 2016 fair season, which includes Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2016 fair season on June 13, and the season will wrap up on Oct. 15 with the Fairfield County Fair. Alphabetical and chronologicallistings are available.In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is responsible for helping to assure the safety of fair amusement rides, monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition and coordinating animal health efforts with local veterinarians.last_img read more

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This Game Is Fixed! Democratized Content v. Voting Rings

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Social Web#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… TheSixtyOne Seeks to Solve the Problem In an interesting move against those who would manipulate traffic on the social web, music site TheSixtyOne is looking for a programmer who can crack the codes of voting rings.On sites such as Digg, Reddit and even TheSixtyOne itself, spammers can rig a supposedly democratic system that allows good content to rise to prominence. They do this by having networks of bots that automatically vote for any content they submit. TheSixtyOne hopes that a cleverly written code submission will solve the problem of gamed virality or popularity mechanisms – and they’re looking to hire the hacker who can do it.They’ve added the following problem to their Jobs section for candidates who “want to make [their] application stand out.”A social news website called ‘Reddigg’ has hired you as a consultant to help them with a potentially serious problem. Reddiggers submit news articles in hopes that their submission will make it to the front page — an article has a chance of getting posted once it receives enough upvotes.Reddigg suspects spammers have found a way to manipulate the system by commanding fake users to regularly vote for their own articles, hence forming ‘voting rings’. You’ve been hired to identify suspected voting rings based on recent user data.Your task may not be as straightforward as it seems however. The caveat is that the spammers may have fashioned their sock puppets to act like real users. To create some misdirection, fake users may sometimes withdraw their vote on targeted articles or even vote on articles that they have no association with.Kevin Huffman and Alexis Rose, the creators of Reddigg, request that you write a program in Python or C to identify the top five suspected unique voting rings consisting of at least five users for each ring.In the past, musician friends have told us that they suspect a certain amount of system-rigging goes on at TheSixtyOne. It’s nice to see that a social media site is trying to put a stop to this kind of behavior instead of allowing its ecosystem to grow in an unhealthy way that serves no one – not end users and not genuinely interesting content creators.For more information on TheSixtyOne, check out our previous coverage – its recent redesign makes it one of our favorite apps of the year. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img jolie odell A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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Light Sweep in After Effects Creates Dramatic Effect

By on December 12, 2019

first_imgCreate dramatic text in After Effects with this easy to create light sweep effect!VinhSon Nguyen over at CreativeDojo.net shares his technique for creating a unique light effect in After Effects.   In the following tutorial you’ll discover how to add depth and movement to text elements, and then finish it off with a light sweep for dramatic effect.Using the built-in CC Light Sweep effect in After Effects you can change the parameters of this effect – making it big and bold, or more classy and subtle.  The tutorial shows how to modify each of the light sweep settings, including direction, shape, intensity and blending mode.  Finally, you’ll learn how to add keyframes to animate the speed and direction of the light sweep.Check out this clean After Effects light effect to add flair to your project’s titles or credits!last_img read more

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TWO CARIBBEAN GOVERNMENTS WITH WEEKEND RESIGNATIONS

By on September 17, 2019

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Providenciales, 15 Dec 2014 – From the region… violent protests about a delayed vote in Haiti has forced the resignation of that county’s Prime Minister, Laurent Lamonthe but no date was given on when he and his entire government will demit office. It was said President of Haiti, Michel Martelly accepted that resignation.In The Bahamas a better job offer was cited as the reason, Ryan Pinder left his cabinet job as the Minister of Financial Services just weeks before the implementation of VAT. Pinder’s resignation was accepted by PM Perry Christie. Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicoscenter_img TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas, haiti, laurent lamonthe, michel martelly, perry christie, prime minister, ryan pinder, vatlast_img read more

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SDLC puts process at the center of software engineering

By on August 26, 2019

first_imgWhat is SDLC? SDLC stands for software development lifecycle. It refers to all of the different steps that software engineers need to take when building software. This includes planning, creating, building and then deploying software, but maintenance is also crucial too. In some instances you may need to change or replace software – that is part of the software development lifecycle as well. SDLC is about software quality and development efficiency SDLC is about more than just the steps in the software development process. It’s also about managing that process in a way that improves quality while also improving efficiency. Ultimately, there are numerous ways of approaching the software development lifecycle – Waterfall and Agile are the too most well known methodologies for managing the development lifecycle. There are plenty of reasons you might choose one over another. What is most important is that you pay close attention to what the software development lifecycle looks like. It sounds obvious, but it is very difficult to build software without a plan in place. Things can get chaotic very quickly. If it does, that’s bad news for you, as the developer, and bad news for users as well. When you don’t follow the software development lifecycle properly, you’re likely to miss user requirements, and faults will also find their way into your code. The stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) There are a number of ways you might see an SDLC presented but the core should always be the same. And yes, different software methodologies like Agile and Waterfall outline very different ways of working, but broadly the steps should be the same. What differs between different software methodologies is how each step fits together. Step 1: Requirement analysis This is the first step in any SDLC. This is about understanding everything that needs to be understood in as much practical detail as possible. It might mean you need to find out about specific problems that need to be solved. Or, there might be certain things that users need that you need to make sure are in the software. To do this, you need to do good quality research, from discussing user needs with a product manager to revisiting documentation on your current systems. It is often this step that is the most challenging in the software development lifecycle. This is because you need to involve a wide range of stakeholders. Some of these might not be technical, and sometimes you might simply use a different vocabulary. It’s essential that you have a shared language to describe everything from the user needs to the problems you might be trying to solve. Step 2: Design the software Once you have done a requirement analysis you can begin designing the software. You do this by turning all the requirements and software specifications into a design document. This might feel like it slows down the development process, but if you don’t do this, not only are you wasting the time taken to do your requirement analysis, you’re also likely to build poor quality or even faulty software. While it’s important not to design by committee or get slowed down by intensive nave-gazing, keeping stakeholders updated and requesting feedback and input where necessary can be incredibly important. Sometimes its worth taking that extra bit of time, as it could solve a lot of problems later in the SDLC. Step 3: Plan the project Once you have captured requirements and feel you have properly understood exactly what needs to be delivered – as well as any potential constraints – you need to plan out how you’re going to build that software. To do this you’ll need to have an overview of the resources at your disposal. These are the sorts of questions you’ll need to consider at this stage: Who is available? Are there any risks? How can we mitigate them? What budget do we have for this project? Are there any other competing projects? In truth, you’ll probably do this during the design stage. The design document you create should, of course, be developed with context in mind. It’s pointless creating a stunning design document, outlining a detailed and extensive software development project if it’s simply not realistic for your team to deliver it. Step 4: Start building the software Now you can finally get down to the business of actually writing code. With all the work you have done in the previous steps this should be a little easier. However, it’s important to remember that imperfection is part and parcel of software engineering. There will always be flaws in your software. That doesn’t necessarily mean bugs or errors, however; it could be small compromises that need to be made in order to ensure something works. The best approach here is to deliver rapidly. The sooner you can get software ‘out there’ the faster you can make changes and improvements if (or more likely when) they’re needed. It’s worth involving stakeholders at this stage – transparency in the development process is a good way to build collaboration and ensure the end result delivers on what was initially in the requirements. Step 5: Testing the software Testing is, of course, an essential step in the software development lifecycle. This is where you identify any problems. That might be errors or performance issues, but you may find you haven’t quite been able to deliver what you said you would in the design document. The continuous integration server is important here, as the continuous integration server can help to detect any problems with the software. The rise of automated software testing has been incredibly valuable; it means that instead of spending time manually running tests, engineers can dedicate more time to fixing problems and optimizing code. Step 6: Deploy the software The next step is to deploy the software to production. All the elements of the software should now be in place, and you want it to simply be used. It’s important to remember that there will be problems here. Testing can never capture every issue, and feedback and insight from users are going to be much more valuable than automated tests run on a server. Continuous delivery pipelines allow you to deploy software very efficiently. This makes the build-test-deploy steps of the software development lifecycle to be relatively frictionless. Okay, maybe not frictionless – there’s going to be plenty of friction when you’re developing software. But it does allow you to push software into production very quickly. Step 7: Maintaining software Software maintenance is a core part of the day-to-day life of a software engineer. Its a crucial step in the SDLC. There are two forms of software maintenance; both are of equal importance. Evolutive maintenance and corrective maintenance. Evolutive maintenance As the name suggests, evolutive maintenance is where you evolve software by adding in new functionality or making larger changes to the logic of the software. These changes should be a response to feedback from stakeholders or, more importantly, users. There may be times when business needs dictate this type of maintenance – this is never ideal, but it is nevertheless an important part of a software engineer’s work. Corrective maintenance Corrective maintenance isn’t quite as interesting or creative as evolutive maintenance – it’s about fixing bugs and errors in the code. This sort of maintenance can feel like a chore, and ideally you want to minimize the amount of time you spend doing this. However, if you’re following SDLC closely, you shouldn’t find too many bugs in your software. The benefits of SDLC are obvious The benefits of SDLC are clear. It puts process at the center of software engineering. Without those processes it becomes incredibly difficult to build the software that stakeholders and users want. And if you don’t care about users then, really, why build software at all. It’s true that DevOps has done a lot to change SDLC. Arguably, it is an area that is more important and more hotly debated than ever before. It’s not difficult to find someone with an opinion on the best way to build something. Equally, as software becomes more fragmented and mutable, thanks to the emergence of cloud and architectural trends like microservices and serverless, the way we design, build and deploy software has never felt more urgent. Read next DevOps Engineering and Full-Stack Development – 2 Sides of the Same Agile Coinlast_img read more

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