FC Bea Mountain FC Technical Director Extols Management

first_imgSecond division club FC Bea Mountain After finishing fifth in the 2016/2017 second division league season of the Liberia Football Association, the Technical Director of Cape Mount based club FC Bea Mountain, Emmanuel Shoniyin, has extolled the management of the team for the level of support during the just ended league season. Shoniyin said FC Bea Mountain, owned by the Bea Mountain Manning Company, was able to finish in the fifth position of the top flight league due to the overwhelming support from the management.FC Bea Mountain ended the first half of the season at the bottom of the log after collecting six points from 11 games, but was able to recover in the second half of the season, a recovery that Shoniyin attributed to the level of support from the management in phase-two of the season. “Football is a technical game and it has to do with finance so we immediately called on the management through its President Mr. Sando Wayne for financial support to the team, and they came to our rescue,” he said.According to Shoniyin, the additional support from the company to the team in the second half of the season made an impact after the team officially signed four new players, including striker Leon Power Quamic from Watanga FC, Jacob Popu from relegated Holder FC, former FC Fassel player Lansana Zayzay and Daniel Paye from Monrovia Club Breweries, to build up the team for the remaining half of the season. “We did not only use the support given us by the management to sign players, but also increased the players’ bonuses and salaries that motivated our players to put up a better performance in the remaining games; and we were able to recover from our phase-one nightmare,” he added.Shoniyin has, meanwhile, expressed confidence over the team’s level of preparedness for the upcoming season and assured supporters of the club that the team has embarked on signing additional players for the next season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green listed as probable vs. Hornets

first_imgSo there you have it. Green sprained his left ankle in the Warriors’ loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Oracle Arena after … CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After moving around the court without any noticeable limitations with a sprained left ankle on Sunday, Draymond Green offered reassurances to Warriors coach Steve Kerr about his health.“How should we list you?” Kerr inquired for when the Warriors (42-17) play the Charlotte Hornets (28-31) on Monday.“Probable,” Green answered.last_img

Defeat Spam: Imitate the Body’s Defenses

first_imgYour body’s immune system is inspiring the next generation of email spam-fighters.  The University of Southampton reported that “An algorithm for spam recognition inspired by the immune system will be presented at the first European conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE XI) being held in Winchester this week.”    The idea is that “in the same way as the vertebrate adaptive immune system learns to distinguish harmless from harmful substances, these principles can be applied to spam detection.”  The conference is hosted by the University’s new “Science and Engineering of Natural Systems” group.Natural systems do not do their own science and engineering.  The engineering is embedded in their DNA.  The conference attendees will hear from experts on alleged self-organizing structures and “embedded, embodied, evolving and adaptive systems.”  This is code for intelligent design.  Embedded instructions require design.  Embodied adaptive systems require pre-programmed design by intelligent agents (as in robotics).  Evolving systems that perform such feats without intelligent help, however, exist only in the vivid imaginations of secular evolutionists.  Their best example so far is a tornado in a junkyard.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Photo library: South Africa at work 15

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Mango-picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Mango-picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Willie Frost sorting mangoes after fruit picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Willie Frost sorting mangoes after fruit picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Loading picked mangoes at New Dawn farmPhoto: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: From left, Anna Mathebula, Dahine Mokope, Chepeseyep Thehthe, Florence Moropane and Joyce Mathebula slicing mangoes at New Dawn farm. The mangoes are then washed in a sterilising bath before being packed on trays for drying. The fruit is dried in kilns for 12 and 16 hours depending on the water content. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: From left, Richard Mohlala and Neina Mohlala packing sliced mangoes for drying at New Dawn farm. The fruit is dried in kilns for between 12 and 16 hours depending on the water content. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: A man staffs a phone booth at an informal market on the road to Acornhoek. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Hawkers at an informal roadside market. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image SOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 15: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

R33bn upgrade for South Africa’s ports

first_img4 May 2012 Port operator Transnet Port Terminals will spend R33-billion (US$4.3-billion) over the next seven years on upgrading and expanding South Africa’s ports, as part of a massive state-led infrastructure drive aimed at boosting the country’s economic growth. The R33-billion capital expenditure will form part of state-owned Transnet Group’s R300-billion (US$39.1-billion) expenditure on port and rail capital projects until 2018/19. Unveiling details of the expenditure in Durban on Thursday, Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa said Transnet’s new market demand strategy “has major implications for our division’s responsibility to facilitate unconstrained growth, unlock demand and create world-class port operations through improved efficiencies.Boosting port competitiveness, efficiency “It entails an acceleration of our capacity creation programmes at all our major terminals, to ensure that we are able to grow the economy and make the ports as competitive and efficient as possible,” Socikwa said in a statement. Seventy-one percent of the R33-billion spend will be on port expansion projects, while the remaining 29% will go towards “capital sustaining projects”, including the replacement and refurbishment of equipment, Socikwa said. The expansion projects will see major increases in the container handling capacity of the ports in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.Container handling capacity Durban Continer Terminal’s Pier 1 will see its capacity grow from 700 000 to 1.2-million TEUs by 2016/17, while its Pier 2 capacity will expand from 2.1-million to 3.3-million TEUs by 2017/18. The Ngqura Container Terminal, which has been earmarked as a transshipment hub, will be expanded from 800 000 to 2-million TEUs by 2018/19. Container capacity is also being created in other terminals, such as the Durban Ro-Ro and Maydon Wharf Terminal, through the acquisition of new equipment, including as mobile cranes, and various infrastructure upgrades.Bulk handling capacity The bulk handling capacity at Ngqura, Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, and Saldanha in the Western Cape will also come in for major expansion. R3.7-billion has been set aside for the ageing Richards Bay Terminal, with investments in mobile equipment, quayside equipment and weighbridges fast-tracked for 2012/13, and safety-critical, environmental and legal compliance projects also in the pipeline. R1.2-billion will be spent on creating new capacity, including new storage areas, at Richards Bay, while Transnet also pursues the reengineering of the port to create additional capacity for bulk products at the terminal. Saldanha’s iron ore bulk facility, which has undergone significant expansion in recent years, will be further expanded, taking its capacity from 60 to 82 million tons per annum. Additional manganese capacity will be created by relocating the existing, 5.5mtpa export facility in Port Elizabeth to a new two-berth manganese facility at the Port of Ngqura, boosting capacity to 12 million tons per annum from 2016/17. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more