Boakai Gives L$1.9m to County Sports Teams

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakia has donated L$132,000 to each of the 15 counties, totaling L$1,980,000, in appreciation for their participation in the 2015/2016 County Meet.The donation was done on Friday, January 23, in the offices of the vice president on Capitol Hill.The vice president’s donation was owing to the “level of sportsmanship showed by counties” during the preliminary and finals of the Meet.For instance, during the preliminary, Grand Cape Mount County almost boycotted the game owing to an alleged complaint from the match official and Gbarpolu dropped their protest against Lofa for fielding an alleged foreigner.In Monrovia, Nimba County nearly went back to the mountains and hang their jerseys in the kickball version owing to their dissatisfaction over the Appeal Board ruling upholding the result between Nimba vs Bassa; and Lofa County dropped the protest against Montserrado County for allegedly fielding more than three players from a 3rd division team.In a brief but heartfelt statement in expressing his appreciation Vice President Boakai said the funds was in fulfillment of his promise during the quarterfinals of the football and kickball categories in Monrovia.Vice President Boakai stated that the “love of county” and the “oneness in spirit” showed that the country is moving forward. He added that the County Meet produces “good quality players” and if players who played for Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the 2012 finals were kept they would have represented the country in international tournaments.An ardent fan of Arsenal, Vice President Boakai also said there are also some quality players from the just ended Meet.Earlier, outgoing Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe thanked the vice president for his continued support to the Ministry and the county teams.Bomi County Sports Coordinator, Rev. Stephen C. Kollie said “Vice President Boakai has filled our mouths with laughter” because of the donation.On behalf of the Counties Rev. Kollie described the donation as a “worthy cause” and said the vice president helped them during the County Meet.Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr. said besides uniting Liberians through sports, the games also provide temporary employment for the youthful players and technicians and develop sports infrastructure across the country with funding from the government.He indicated that since 2006, the annual event has been decentralized and combined with other sports disciplines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AAEON: AI Core X 12348 program comes to life at embedded world

first_img Continue Reading Previous Corelis enhances ScanExpress Boundary-Scan Tool SuiteNext Cadence and Green Hills to accelerate embedded system safety and security At embedded world, AI in production-AI Core X 12348 program comes to life at embedded world 2019. Visitors will have a chance to win a free AI Core X module or a 10% discount. At Embedded World 2018, UP bridge the gap (a brand which belongs to AAEON Technology Europe) unveiled Intel  Movidius Myriad X modules in mPCIe form factor, so called AI Core X. This year UP comes back with different modules:  x1, x2, x3, x4, x8 Myriad X on board. Furthermore, UP has integrated AI Core X into a fanless system and the system has been certified with different connectivity such as WiFi, LTE and LoRa.The AI Core X 12348 program refers to modules with different numbers of Intel Movidius Myriad X chips, and it comes with the form factor of mPCIe, M.2 2230, M.2 2242, M.2 2280, customer carrier board and PCIe[x4]. Developers can choose modules according to their needs in AI vision developments. With this flexibility, the solution could be scalable while switching among motherboards with different CPU/GPU power and modules with different VPU power. It can go with all standard motherboards in the market with the designated expansion interface.To make AI vision development easy to access, UP Squared AI Vision X developer kit  has everything you need. It includes an AI Edge Compute with Intel Movidius Myriad X inside, Ubuntu and Intel Distribution of OpenVINO pre-installed, HD camera and a power supply. Following the tutorial at Intel IDZ, developers can shorten the learning curve in AI vision and use OpenVINO to speed up the development in AI solutions.Once the development is done, UP Squared AI Edge Compute is ready to turn itself around to suite different use cases. It doesn’t matter whether you want to add WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE or LoRa, the system has completed all certifications. If IP68 is a requirement, a certified IP68 UP Squared outdoor edge compute is ready at your disposal.AI is not something which stays in a laboratory only. At AAEON’s booth, a series of AI use cases and live-demos are showcased on how AI is going to help in the real world. UP (AAEON Technology Europe) collaborates with partners such as Intel, Microsoft, Auterion, AIM2, IA Connects, Deepomatics, SightCorp to present to you a path from proof concept to field deployment. The engine is on, AI is coming!Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Gudjohnsen: Chelsea at risk of losing Hazard

first_imgChelsea Chelsea at risk of losing Hazard after miserable season, says former striker Gudjohnsen Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 01:12 5/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Chelsea Premier League Napoli UEFA Champions League Serie A FA Cup Antonio Conte Eden Hazard The Blues are at risk of losing their star forward following their poor performance in 2017-18, the former striker has said Eidur Gudjohnsen is worried Chelsea could lose Eden Hazard after failing to qualify for the Champions League. The Blues won the Premier League title in 2016-17 but could only finish fifth last term, amid regular speculation regarding the future of head coach Antonio Conte. The prospect of playing in the Europa League is unlikely to entice Belgium international Hazard, who has previously been touted as a potential target for Real Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Speaking to Omnisport courtesy of Nissan, official UEFA Champions League sponsor, Gudjohnsen was asked if he expects Hazard to stay at Stamford Bridge.”I hope so,” he said. “I’m afraid, I’m afraid maybe not, but from what I understand he seems very happy. “He wants to know where Chelsea are going, what direction, which coach is coming, whether Conte is staying or someone else. “A lot will depend on how Chelsea present the future to him to convince him that he should be there for a long time.17 – Only in 14/15 (19) has Eden Hazard scored more goals in all competitions for Chelsea than in the current campaign (17). Potent. #FACupFinal pic.twitter.com/xdp0ctNeGu — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 19, 2018 “It’s [been] a disappointing season. “Even winning the FA Cup, which is a wonderful day for the fans, a trophy with a lot of history, but for Chelsea not to qualify for the Champions League or not be in the top four is always a disappointment. No matter how you look at it.”Should Conte, as expected, walk away from the club, Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the post, having departed Napoli at the end of a campaign spent challenging Juventus for the Scudetto, albeit unsuccessfully. And Gudjohnsen knows his appointment would extend a tradition of productive working relationships between the west London club and exports from Serie A. “Chelsea have always had a connection with Italian coaches,” he said.”You had Gianluca Vialli back in the day, [Claudio] Ranieri, [Carlo] Ancelotti, Conte now, another Italian in Sarri. “The connection is there, so there is a possibility.”Sarri has made amazing things [happen] at Napoli, I think he’s taken them to a level that they haven’t been for many years. But who knows?” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more