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Zenith Bank Salutes D’Tigress, Charges Team to Go All the Way…

first_imgGroup Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, said the feat achieved so far by D’Tigress was not a surprise.“We are aware that our girls are the best in Africa. We congratulate the team for getting this far but it is obvious that the tournament is just beginning for top teams like Nigeria.“The higher you go, the tougher it gets and so we expect D’Tigress to double their efforts in the final stages so that the trophy will come back to Nigeria.“D’ Tigress have a crop of professionals, some of whom were part of the Zenith Basketball League which we have sponsored for 15 years running. We are confident that the team has all it takes to go all the way in Senegal.”Incidentally, Evelyn Akhator, Nigeria’s top performer in the first match against Tunisia with +24 efficiency,13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block, is a product of Zenith Women Basketball League.Other top national women team players who were part of the league are Nkechi Akasiki, Nkem Akaraiwe, Upe Atosu and Chioma Udeaja.Meanwhile, D’Tigress will this morning at the Dakar Arena take on DR. Congo that thrashed Cape Verde 78-46 yesterday to emerge the third team of Group B.Ranked third in Group B after losing to both Mali and Angola, DR Congo still managed to snatch the ticket to the quarter finals.D’Tigress Coach, Otis Hughley however insisted on the team treating DR Congo same way as the other top teams in the group.“We will treat every game the same because everyone will come out to play. We will go in with the same attitude we always have, to play hard from beginning to end.“We respect all opponents for we know any team can be beaten if not properly prepared. However, we hope at the end of the game they respect us too,” concludes the D’Tigress coach.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WOMEN’S AFROBASKETThe sponsors of the annual Women Basketball League, Zenith Bank has congratulated the women national team, D’Tigress for picking quarter final ticket with ease at the ongoing FIBA AfroBasket championship taking place in Dakar, Senegal.D’Tigress whipped Tunisia 75-26 in the group’s opening match and also in the second match, the 2017 AfroBasket defending champions walloped Cameroon 106-39 to book a quarter final place in the continental basketball competition.last_img read more

Aston Villa v Brentford line-ups: Four changes for Bees, Canos decision, Hogan left out

first_imgSergi Canos makes his first appearance of the season in one of four Brentford changes for their trip to Aston Villa.The Spaniard had been recovering from an ankle injury but came through a friendly with QPR’s youngsters on Monday unscathed.He replaces Jota, who was one of three Bees players to join Birmingham in the final throes of the transfer window.The departures of Harlee Dean and Maxime Colin see John Egan and the fit-again Rico Henry restored to the starting line-up, while Ryan Woods is also back.Former Brentford striker Scott Hogan remains on the bench for Villa, who make just the one change from the side that drew with Bristol City last time out.James Bree replaces Chris Samba at the back, with Steve Bruce reverting to 4-2-3-1 after a brief flirtation with 3-5-2.Robert Snodgrass, signed on a season-long loan from West Ham, is alongside Hogan on the bench.Aston Villa: Johnstone; Bree, Chester, Terry, Taylor; Whelan, Onomah; Elmohamady, Hourihane, Green; Davis.Subs: Steer, Bjanarson, Jedinak, Lansbury, Snodgrass, Agbonlahor, Hogan.Brentford: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Egan, Barbet, Henry; Woods, Yennaris; Canos, Sawyers, Watkins; Maupay.Subs: Daniels, Clarke, Bjelland, Chatzitheodoridis, Mokotjo, Jozefzoon, Shaibu.See also:Dean completes move to BirminghamNow midfielder departs as Bees clear-out continuesColin joins Bees exodus to BirminghamJota completes move from Brentford to BirminghamBees were ready for Colin exit – GilesBees youngsters to step up after pre-deadline exits Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Social Innovator: Shane Immelman

first_imgCEO: Lapdesk InternationalWhy is Shane a Social Innovator?Faced with the frightening statistic of over 4-million children in South Africa attending school without a desk, Shane took the simple idea of a portable, ergonomically designed lap desk and turned it into a smart business model that can bring companies and communities together in aid of young learners.The model is simple, yet innovative – each Lapdesk is printed with a design and message that is meaningful to the Lapdesk sponsor, turning the desk into a portable media platform that effectively delivers social messages to the most distant rural communities.With plans in the pipeline to take the product into South America and beyond, Lapdesk is a smart African innovation that is helping to address a serious global issue.Fast FactsOver 4-million school children, almost 30% of all students in South Africa, attend school without a school desk.On a global scale, the number of children who attend school without a desk is around 600-million, mostly in Latin America, South-East Asia and the rest of Africa.Without a desk, a person will struggle to write, their handwriting skills will be compromised, and there’s a knock-on effect into every other area of their learning.With a proper writing surface, a person’s concentration levels are improved between 60 and 80%.In the first two years, Lapdesk International provided over 300 000 children with lapdesks.The desk weighs less than 1kg and is completely childproof.Shane was a business and product developer who started Lapdesk as a hobby.Desmond Tutu is the patron of Lapdesk.In his own words…“In the early stages of Lapdesk there were 500 reasons why the project would never work, but over 4-million reasons why it had to.”How can I help?Does your company want to sponsor a primary or secondary school with desks? Perhaps you already have a school in mind? Find out more by visiting Lapdesk International.Contact Lapdesk InternationalTel: 011 466 911Fax: 011 466 7980Story published on SAinfo on 25 April 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

Twitter to Developers: Display Tweets Our Way Or Else

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts jon mitchell Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Instead of making apps that repurpose Twitter for anything other than what Twitter deems fit, Twitter wants developers to build new ways to use Twitter Cards, the multimedia boxes that can be displayed inside tweets. A less minimal, media-rich experience is what we should expect from Twitter going forward.center_img After months of anticipation, Twitter finally ripped off the Band-Aid Thursday and laid out the changes to how it shares data with developers. The message is as clear as ever: Twitter doesn’t want any client apps that aren’t made by Twitter itself. For those clients that are already out there, the changes will not destroy their business, but unfortunately, what the new guidelines will destroy is the possibility of Twitter streams being integrated into the rest of the Web.According to Twitter, in any client, “Tweets that are grouped together into a timeline should not be rendered with non-Twitter content. e.g. comments, updates from other networks.” Twitter’s Display Guidelines are now called Requirements. Apps that don’t meet the requirements can be cut off from the service.So everyone’s dream of using one app to pull in all the messages from the various social media silos we use is over. My dream of pulling App.net posts into the same place as Twitter, so I can participate in both networks, dashed. Twitter is just for Twitter, and every post in it has to look like this: Flipboard’s Twitter functionality is toast. That explains at least part of why CEO Mike McCue left Twitter’s board this month.The Future for Existing Twitter ClientsFor people who love an existing Twitter app, though, things will stay more or less the same.Currently third-party apps can have up to 100,000 users. Beyond that, they need special permission from Twitter (and traditional clients won’t get it). Clients that already have more than 100,000 users are allowed to grow up to 200% of their existing user base, and then they hit a hard limit – that’s the total number of unique users the app will ever be able to have.We can expect prices for existing Twitter apps to rise. And who can blame developers? Twitter has just put a limit on how many apps they can sell. They won’t be cut off, though, so Tweetbot users can take a little solace in that.For now, as long as tweets meet the Display Requirements, are the right shape and have all the right buttons in the right places, Twitter clients will be allowed to continue displaying them. But it’s not hard to imagine the next change down the line, which is for Twitter to hand clients its own, fully rendered tweets that can’t be customized.There are also some changes to the ways apps can call the service. They might put the squeeze on power users, but they’ll still work mostly fine.The Axis of TwitterIn the blog post announcing the changes, Twitter’s director of consumer product, Michael Sippey, illustrated the kinds of client applications Twitter wants and doesn’t want using a two-axis chart. There is one quadrant, the upper-right, where Twitter doesn’t want developers to build, as they’ve said for over a year. Those are the consumer apps for engagement with Twitter, including traditional Twitter clients and apps that syndicate content. Tags:#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Tripura bank staff kidnapping mystery deepens

first_imgThe mystery behind the alleged kidnapping of four Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) personnel deepened after the recovery of their vehicle on Sunday. Police said the Maruti Celerio car was found abandoned near office of the district magistrate at Ambassa, far from the spot where the incident occured at Taidu in south Tripura.Tanmoy Bhattacharjee, 31, branch manager of the bank at Taidu in the Gomati district; two assistant managers Raktim Bhowmik, 28, and Sujit Dey, 28; and office assistant Subrata Debbarma, 35, were kidnapped on their way back home after office hours on Friday last. Director General of Police A.K. Shukla and other senior officials visited Taidu and reviewed the search operation.The murder of two journalists over two months, followed by the disappearance bank personnel, has invited the ire of political and rights groups in the State. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set a deadline of 5 p.m. tomorrow for the safe rescue of the officials. Prominent BJP leader Sudip Roy Barman alleged that Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had not yet made a statement to deplore the kidnapping.TGB is one of two State-run banks that have have banking operations even in remote areas of Tripura.last_img read more

Asian Games: India wins swimming medal after 24 yrs

first_imgIndian swimmer Virdhawal Khade clinched a bronze medal in the 50 metre butterfly event at the ongoing 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.Chess: Harika wins bronze India gets gymnastics bronze Khade thus became the first Indian since 1986 to win a swimming medal as the country’s only medal so far was claimed by Khajan Singh 24 years ago. India’s fastest swimmer clocked 24.31 seconds to notch the first swimming medal of the Guangzhou Games for India. He was the lone Indian swimmer to qualify for the event even as the rest of his compatriots continued to disappoint. The other Indian in the fray Anshul Kothari failed to finish in the final eight. Khade had on Monday missed a medal in the 50 metre freestyle as he could manage only the fourth spot clocking 22.87, just 0.03 seconds behind the bronze medal winner Japan’s Rammaru Harada.last_img read more

Jamie Vardy sparks Leicester City win as Tottenham Hotspur slip up again

first_imgThere are still six months of the season to go but Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge already looks to be over. It is hard to reach any other conclusion after Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a third successive away defeat in the league for the first time since 2014 when Tim Sherwood was in charge, leaving Spurs facing the prospect of being 16 points behind Manchester City by the time they run out at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Play Video Reuse this content Topics 0:55 Spurs were up against it and Pochettino went for broke in the second half. At one stage Tottenham were virtually playing with five attackers as Son Heung-min, Érik Lamela and Llorente all came off the bench to join Alli and Kane.Lamela, who was making his first appearance in 13 months after injury, had an instant impact, setting up Kane’s goal with a clever pass that the England international thumped past Schmeichel. It was his 16th goal of the season but not enough to prevent Spurs from losing again on the road. Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Mauricio Pochettino reflects on ‘very poor’ Spurs – video Share on Facebook match reportscenter_img Premier League Share on LinkedIn Mauricio Pochettino slams Tottenham’s lack of fight after defeat at Leicester Read more Although Spurs were poor in that first half, Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli squandered excellent chances to score in between Leicester’s goals and in many ways that profligacy was the story of their night. Christian Eriksen was guilty of a bad miss just before Harry Kane pulled a goal back with 11 minutes remaining and then Fernando Llorente, who is still looking for his first Tottenham goal, should have made it 2-2. Instead the Spaniard lifted his shot over the bar from only four yards out and the expressions in the Spurs dugout said it all.There was still time for one last bit of drama deep into injury-time. Danny Rose, making only his second Premier League appearance of the season, went to ground in the area following a challenge from Wilfred Ndidi. At first glance it looked like a penalty but Anthony Taylor, the referee, waved away the Spurs appeals and a few seconds later Leicester were celebrating three valuable points.Claude Puel, Leicester’s manager, described it as their best performance since he took over and hailed the “two fantastic goals” that lit up the first half. Vardy’s was a beauty and arrived following a superb lofted pass from Marc Albrighton. Running in behind Davinson Sánchez, Vardy stretched out his right leg to steer a controlled volley over the head of Hugo Lloris, who was caught in no man’s land as the ball sailed over his head, and it was no surprise that the striker set off in the direction of the Spurs fans, cupping a hand to his ear.With the elegant Vicente Iborra imperious in the centre of midfield, Pochettino scrapped his three-man central defence and pushed Eric Dier further forward as Spurs tried to gain a foothold. Kasper Schmeichel then saved impressively from Sissoko and Alli before Mahrez, with a moment of brilliance, gave Leicester some breathing space. With Rose caught upfield, Mahrez cut inside Jan Vertonghen and glided across the edge of the area before curling a left-footed shot from 20 yards that arced into the far corner. Share on Twitter Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City Jamie Vardy celebrates the opening goal with a message to Tottenham’s travelling fans. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters Twitter Share via Email Tottenham, quite simply, have lost their way domestically. They have collected only four points from their last five league fixtures and are unrecognisable from the team that comprehensively outplayed Real Madrid at Wembley. Pochettino was clearly bitterly upset with this latest setback and did not hold back afterwards as he accused his players of lacking fight during a “sloppy” first-half performance that featured two wonderful Leicester City goals.Jamie Vardy scored the first, registering the 100th league goal of his career to silence the chants of the Tottenham supporters who had taunted him relentlessly in the first 10 minutes about his wife’s presence “in the jungle”, and Riyad Mahrez added an exquisite second on the stroke of half-time to put Leicester on their way to a first home league win over Tottenham since 2002, when they were playing at Filbert Street.last_img read more

Will and Kate sample Yellowknife

first_imgAPTN National NewsPrince William and his new bride Kate Middleton arrived in Yellowknife for the second last leg of their Canadian tour.While there, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were treated to a number of events.Each event meant to showcase Northern culture and tradition.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier was there.last_img

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON The Latest News From Moulton Markey  Warren

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the latest news from the offices of Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Ed Markey, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Congressman Seth MoultonRecent Press Releases and Statements from Congressman Moulton’s Office:NoneSenator Ed MarkeyRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Markey’s Office:Senator Markey on Trump-Kim Summit: Loopholes in Signed Agreement Are Big Enough to Fly Nuclear Missiles ThroughSenators Markey, Lee and Reps. Eshoo, LoBiondo Call on the FCC to Protect Americans From Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts from Debt CollectorsSenator Markey Blasts AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ruling: We Should Not Fuel Merger ManiaSenator Elizabeth WarrenRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Warren’s Office:Warren, Rubio Introduce Bill to Protect Jobs for Workers who Fall Behind on Student Loan PaymentsWarren Bipartisan Bill To Combat Opioid Crisis with E-Prescriptions Passes Senate Finance CommitteeLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest from Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”last_img read more

Amazon Posts Massive Q1 Earnings Beat Shares Rocket to Record Highs

first_imgAmazon revenue grew 43% in the quarter. Backing out the $1.6 billion favorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates during Q1, Amazon’s sales increased 39% compared with Q1 of 2017.The company also issued upbeat guidance for Q2, projecting sales between $51 billion and $54 billion (up 34%-42% year over year) and operating income in the range of $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion (compared with $628 million in second quarter 2017).Amazon Web Services, the cloud-based computing, storage and streaming division, once again showed stellar growth. AWS revenue of $5.4 billion in the quarter was up 49%, and operating income swelled 57% to $1.4 billion. Customers using AWS include Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video (naturally), as well as Disney’s BAMTech, Lionsgate, PBS and Hearst, among thousands of others.Bezos called out AWS in remarks included with Amazon’s Q1 earnings announcement. “AWS had the unusual advantage of a seven-year head start before facing like-minded competition, and the team has never slowed down,” he said.Amazon’s boffo earnings come after Donald Trump’s Twitter-fueled attacks on the ecommerce giant a few weeks ago. His vague threats to make life difficult for Amazon, based on his claim that Amazon doesn’t pay its fair share of taxes as well as his untrue assertions about the company’s deal with the U.S. Postal Service, drove the stock down as much as 13% but shares have since rebounded. Amazon has not commented on Trump’s attacks, which appear to be spurred by Bezos’ ownership of the Washington Post. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Amazon reported $51.0 billion in sales for the first quarter and a net profit of $1.63 billion for the first quarter of 2018, dramatically topping already-high Wall Street expectations.The company’s stock soared as much as 8% in after-hours trading, climbing above $1,600 per share to all-time highs. That came after Amazon shares closed up 4% prior to the earnings release.Amazon’s net income, which more than doubled from the year-earlier period, translated into earnings of $3.27 per share. Wall Street consensus estimates had pegged Amazon’s Q1 revenue at $49.79 billion and EPS at $1.26.Last week, CEO Jeff Bezos announced in his annual letter to investors that Amazon had surpassed 100 million members worldwide for Prime, the free-shipping program that includes Prime Video and other perks.last_img read more