Barnes tips ‘sensational’ Gyan to impress

first_imgGhana striker, Asamoah Gyan is being tipped by Liverpool legend John Barnes to enjoy a successful second season in England.Barnes is backing Gyan to improve on his first season’s performance because of his attitude.Barnes, who is on a trip to Accra in an interview, to be aired on Thursday on Oti Adjei Report on TV3, explains that even though the Ghanaian is yet to reach his full potential, Gyan epitomises the good attitude to build on his debut performance.“He has been fantastic and he has had a good career, he is a very good player and adjusted straight away. He scored goals and showed his quality and that has a lot to do with his attitude.“A lot of the Ghanaian players have good attitude, good determination, good spirit. There are certain African countries with better individual players, but for me the Ghanaian players play with the right spirit, the right attitude, which are all part of the qualities you need to be a good footballer, because he works very hard.“You may say there are better players technically but in terms of what he gives to the team he has been sensational,” Barnes says. After managing double figures in his first season in England, following his £13-million move from Stade Rennes in England, Barnes thinks Gyan can impress again.“It will be a bigger challenge but I think he is up to the challenge because of his commitment and desire. I know from watching him play for Ghana that he gives 100 % when he plays.“If you rest on your laurels after a first season, the second season will be a big challenge and he doesn’t seem to be the kind of player to do that. He seems to be the kind of player who still has the desire to do what he has done and do it again.”Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more

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Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first Black race director

first_imgFONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since.He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing.Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted as a NASCAR race director for the Xfinity Series event at Fontana. He is the first Black race director in NASCAR history, and his co-workers say the 26-year-old can go any direction he chooses in the sport he loves.“I think this sport is open to everyone,” Hamilton said. “Like myself, if you find a passion in this sport and it’s something you enjoy, I think there’s an opportunity for everyone to come into the sport.”Hamilton likens a race director to a quarterback. Wearing a headset in the control tower high above Auto Club Speedway, Hamilton communicates with track and race officials while overseeing everything that occurs in the race, including penalties, crashes and cleanups.Hamilton has to make quick decisions involving safety personnel and even emergency services, and he had plenty to do in an eventful Xfinity race that featured several yellow flags and plenty of car damage.Just three weeks after getting married to his college sweetheart, Hamilton ran his first race without a significant hitch.After getting extensive experience in other areas of NASCAR’s operation, Hamilton has been preparing for this new role for several months. He oversaw the practice sessions at Fontana earlier in the week before his first chance to run the show in a real race.“Having a really good understanding of racing coming in has definitely benefited me,” Hamilton said. “I’ve been observing, and I’ve been on the radio for a while now.”Hamilton became a multisport athlete who participated in track and field at Ithaca College, even while he dreamed of driving like Kevin Harvick and Bobby Labonte. Hamilton applied to NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity training program, which helps minority drivers — but he wasn’t accepted.He still did three internships in various aspects of sports before landing a full-time job with NASCAR four years ago. Jim Cassidy, NASCAR’s senior vice president of racing operations, has played a significant role in Hamilton’s extensive experience across several departments.“He’s younger, but he’s curious, and he probably knows as much as I do from a race procedure standpoint, having been a driver,” Cassidy said. “There are some instances where I’m going to learn from him. … I want those working close with me to know everything I know, and I think that helps our relationship quite a bit, because he’s a sponge. It’s a pleasure to work with him. A pleasure to see where he’s come from, and where he could go.”NASCAR has made extensive efforts to expand its fan base and internal structure beyond the white, Southern stereotype commonly imposed on the sport, although CEO Brian France’s endorsement of Donald Trump last year undid some of that work.The governing body has established internships, outreach programs and even more specialized ideas, such as a program to welcome minority athletes for training to work on pit crews. Hamilton oversaw that pit crew program along with his new competition responsibilities.Hamilton realized he wasn’t racing with many other minorities during his youth in New York, but he didn’t perceive any obstacles because of it.“I don’t really think race comes into play at all when it comes to who ends up in the sport,” Hamilton said. “It’s just a matter of the knowledge of the sport, and some people don’t get that opportunity to learn about the sport at a young age like I did. So if you have that family member who has that connection and can share that with you, or if you develop it on your own, I think there’s a path for everyone.”Except for an occasional stint in an iRacing simulator, Hamilton doesn’t have much time to get behind the wheel. He’s too busy driving his own career forward.“I want to continue to be a successful race director, and I’d like to stay with the company somewhere on the competition side,” Hamilton said. “Anything that allows me to positively influence the sport, that would be my goal.”___More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.org,FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since.He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York’s dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn’t work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing.Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted as a NASCAR race director for the Xfinity Series event at Fontana. He is the first Black race director in NASCAR history, and his co-workers say the 26-year-old can go any direction he chooses in the sport he loves.“I think this sport is open to everyone,” Hamilton said. “Like myself, if you find a passion in this sport and it’s something you enjoy, I think there’s an opportunity for everyone to come into the sport.”Hamilton likens a race director to a quarterback. Wearing a headset in the control tower high above Auto Club Speedway, Hamilton communicates with track and race officials while overseeing everything that occurs in the race, including penalties, crashes and cleanups.Hamilton has to make quick decisions involving safety personnel and even emergency services, and he had plenty to do in an eventful Xfinity race that featured several yellow flags and plenty of car damage.Just three weeks after getting married to his college sweetheart, Hamilton ran his first race without a significant hitch.After getting extensive experience in other areas of NASCAR’s operation, Hamilton has been preparing for this new role for several months. He oversaw the practice sessions at Fontana earlier in the week before his first chance to run the show in a real race.“Having a really good understanding of racing coming in has definitely benefited me,” Hamilton said. “I’ve been observing, and I’ve been on the radio for a while now.”Hamilton became a multisport athlete who participated in track and field at Ithaca College, even while he dreamed of driving like Kevin Harvick and Bobby Labonte. Hamilton applied to NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity training program, which helps minority drivers — but he wasn’t accepted.He still did three internships in various aspects of sports before landing a full-time job with NASCAR four years ago. Jim Cassidy, NASCAR’s senior vice president of racing operations, has played a significant role in Hamilton’s extensive experience across several departments.“He’s younger, but he’s curious, and he probably knows as much as I do from a race procedure standpoint, having been a driver,” Cassidy said. “There are some instances where I’m going to learn from him. … I want those working close with me to know everything I know, and I think that helps our relationship quite a bit, because he’s a sponge. It’s a pleasure to work with him. A pleasure to see where he’s come from, and where he could go.”NASCAR has made extensive efforts to expand its fan base and internal structure beyond the white, Southern stereotype commonly imposed on the sport, although CEO Brian France’s endorsement of Donald Trump last year undid some of that work.The governing body has established internships, outreach programs and even more specialized ideas, such as a program to welcome minority athletes for training to work on pit crews. Hamilton oversaw that pit crew program along with his new competition responsibilities.Hamilton realized he wasn’t racing with many other minorities during his youth in New York, but he didn’t perceive any obstacles because of it.“I don’t really think race comes into play at all when it comes to who ends up in the sport,” Hamilton said. “It’s just a matter of the knowledge of the sport, and some people don’t get that opportunity to learn about the sport at a young age like I did. So if you have that family member who has that connection and can share that with you, or if you develop it on your own, I think there’s a path for everyone.”Except for an occasional stint in an iRacing simulator, Hamilton doesn’t have much time to get behind the wheel. He’s too busy driving his own career forward.“I want to continue to be a successful race director, and I’d like to stay with the company somewhere on the competition side,” Hamilton said. “Anything that allows me to positively influence the sport, that would be my goal.”___More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.org Jusan Hamilton stands on the track after the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)last_img read more

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Rough road is car wrecker

first_imgAN OFFICER resident is at her wits’ end after damaging her car on the corrugations of her unmade road. Marilyn…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Gusty wind blows horse to ground

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS EVER heard of a gust so strong that it blew over a horse? The wind was apparently…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgWith 2018 now in the books, it’s time to see what’s happening on the lakes with another installment of the Reel Adventures Fishing Report.Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures said 2018 was definitely a fun year, meeting many new families and friends and it just reassures the reason we’re in the business. Putting smiles on faces………Looking back on the 2018 season I have a lot of great memories.  From the fantastic Kokanee fishery in the spring, to the amazing Salmon/halibut fishing in the summer, and the great flyfishing season on the Columbia, and to the great fall/winter fishery we had out on Kootenay Lake, it all combined for another great season.Thank you to all of our new guests and our returning guests for making 2018 a wonderful year.  Looking forward to what 2019 has to offer.And now, the latest fishing report:Kootenay Lake:December was another good month on the lake.  It started out with a bang and slowed down a bit near the end of the month.Our early trips saw between 10 -15 fish coming to the boat with the average sizes being: Rainbows between 2 – 4 pounds and Bull Trout from 2 – 8 pounds.One memorable trip was with a boat full of elementary students.  The kids were introduced to some great fishing, with each kid hooking into a couple fish each.  Some of these fish being either the child’s first fish, or their biggest fish.  Making it very rewarding for all of us.  Its always fun sharing our passion with the new anglers, and hopefully getting them a jumpstart into their own fishing adventures.And as the water cooled down in the last couple weeks, we’re managing to hook into 5 – 10 fish on the good days.December weather made it pretty easy to be out there.  The mild days were very comfortable fishing for our groups, and so far January is continuing with the mild temps, so we look forward to spending a lot of time out there.Columbia River: Some mild days made for some fun fishing on the river as well.  We managed to get out a few times from shore and were rewarded each time with some great fish.All Rainbows at this time of year for us, and they ranged from 2 – 4 pounds.Lots of fun on the spinning rods.January and February usually provide us with some pretty decent fish from the river.  Looking forward to more fun times from the shore.Stay tuned……….What are they biting on ???Lately, the lake has produced Rainbows on the surface on my favourite buck tail flies and also on some smaller spoons.The usual grey ghost (215) or bleeding gill(210) has been pretty good as of late.And the same old spoons have been producing.  My favourite Gibbs/Delta croc spoons have been consistent.  The brass/firestripe or the silver/firewing have been the best producers as of late.And for the Bull Trout, we’ve been pulling the usual STS flasher or Lemon Lime guide series flasher with either the green spatter back or the green pistachio hoochie.  Or trolling our 4″ Lyman plugs has been catching a few Bulls as well. Favourite depths for the Bulls have been between 80 – 150ft.Another thing to note is the water temperature.  The current water temp is around 41 degrees, so that means its time to put on the brakes.  Slowing down your trolling speed should help produce more fish.And on the River, its been the usual mix of float fishing with bait, or bottom bouncing with bait which has produced the most fish. The fish are holding in the tailouts or back eddies.  So, look for the slower water this time of year.Stay tuned for more winter reports.Tight lines………………Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson BC 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

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Galway V Donegal – 2014 NFL Meeting

first_img7 points saw the difference between Galway and Donegal in February 2014, during Round 2 of the Allianz Football League. Donegal where the dominant team throughout, leading 1-06 to 0-4 at half time. In the second half, Galway posed questions of Donegal’s resolve, with Eoin Concannon sending three points over the bar. But Donegal were quick to find answers, and with subs like Paddy Mc Brearty, where soon able to pin Galway back once more with a final scoreline of 1-16 to 0-12. Galway will meet Donegal this Sunday in Letterkenny for Round 2 of the Allianz Football League. Galway will be hoping to continue on from their fantastic win over Tyrone and overcome the Donegal side they lost to in the Allianz League of 2014. Galway: M Breathnach; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Moore; S Denvir, J Duane, P Varley (0-01); P Conroy (0-03), T Flynn; G Sice (0-02), S Armstrong (0-01, f), G Bradshaw; M Martin (0-01), E Concannon (0-03), J Kavanagh.Subs: A Tierney for Hanley (13 mins), G O’Donnell for Denvir (33 mins), D O’Connell for Bradshaw (51 mins), D Cummins (0-01) for Martin (54 mins), D Comer for Sice (64 mins).Donegal: P Durcan; K Lacey, N McGee, R McHugh (0-01); F McGlynn, L McLoone, A Thompson; R Kavanagh, M McElhinney; M McHugh, C Toye, O MacNiallais (0-01); C McFadden (1-04, 3fs), M Murphy (0-04, 2fs), D Molloy (0-02).Subs: N Gallagher for Kavanagh (36 mins), P McBrearty (0-03) for Toye (43 mins), H McFadden for Molloy (49 mins), M Reilly for MacNiallais (65 mins), D Walsh (0-01) for Lacey (69 mins), L Keeney for McElhinney (70 mins).Referee: F Kelly (Longford)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Disneyland Preview — Week of September 8, 2018

first_imgShare This!Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations kick off at Disneyland! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland preview.Special Events and NotesIt might be just past Labor Day on the calendar, but that means it’s Halloween time at Disneyland!  In addition to lots and lots of Halloween decor, you can expect characters to be in special costumes (including the Cars cast, which is fantastic), plenty of unique seasonal treats, and several rides with holiday-themed overlays. This year sees the return of perennial favorites Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, and last year’s new Halloween makeovers at California Adventure — Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-o-Ween, Mater’s Graveyard Jamboree and Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark — will be back as well (note that the latter transforms in the evening only). For more information, make sure you check out our preview here.This will be the last week before Disneyland Park sees early closures for Mickey’s Halloween Party, so make sure you take advantage of that this week. These parties do sell out, so get tickets as soon as possible if you’d like to go in the weeks ahead.Finally, the Dia de los Muertos celebration is underway at Zocalo Park in Frontierland in Disneyland Park. Stop by there, and nearby Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante for photo opportunities, face painting, and treats like Pumpkin Flan.CrowdsLow post-summer crowds continue this week, with only Saturday seeing even average level crowds — every other day is predicted to be level 3 or below. Rosh Hashanah should not alter this — Monday is predicted to have level 3 crowds.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherThe weekend is going to be HOT, with highs approaching 100 on Saturday, which is also the day we’re predicting to have the highest crowds. The work week will be slightly more moderate, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. As is normal this time of year, there’s no chance of rain to speak of.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsThere’s a light entertainment schedule during the week — for example, neither the fireworks nor Fantasmic! will be shown at all Monday through Thursday — with regular schedules on the weekends (including Friday). Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Straw Hatters can be found here. Pixar Play Parade2211112 California Adventure9-108-109-99-99-99-59-10 Fireworks1100001 SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Paint the Night1111111 Fantasmic!2200002 ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsThe Enchanted Tiki Room continues its refurbishment through October 3 (note, this is a revised date), the Main Street Cinema is offline through September 27, and the Matterhorn is down indefinitely; we’ll let you know when Disney announces its anticipated return.  The Sailing Ship Columbia will also not be running during the week, just on the weekends.Over at California Adventure, Golden Zephyr will be undergoing a brief refurbishment from September 10-17.  World of Color remains offline until further notice — we’ll let you know when we have a better idea of when it will return as well, but we are not anticipating it back until the latter part of the year. All other attractions are currently operational, but as always, be aware that refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments. Admission and HoursPassholder blockouts taper off a bit this week; Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out Saturday and Sunday, and Southern California Passholders are blocked out on Saturday only. All other passes are honored every day this week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Regular Price ($117/$110) on Saturday, Sunday, and Friday, and Value Price ($97/$91) the remainder of the week.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week: Disneyland9-128-129-109-99-99-99-12last_img read more

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First glimpse of the Gautrain

first_imgThe Gautrain on the test track atBombardier’s manufacturing facilityin Derby, UK. (Image: Gautrain) A Gautrain coach on the assembly line.(Image: Gautrain)Janine ErasmusThe first Gautrain cars have been presented at the Bombardier Transportation production facility in Derby, UK. Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa was at the launch in July 2008 to accept the first set of four cars. Each set will have the carrying capacity of 321 seated and 138 standing passengers, and with 24 trains of four cars each on order, the Gautrain will be able to transport more than 100 000 passengers per day in each direction.“With uncompromising levels of safety, security, comfort and punctuality, passengers can look forward to unprecedented standards of service,” said Shilowa.Bombardier Transportation, a subsidiary of Canada-based Bombardier Inc. which manufactures the Learjet range, has been contracted by the Gauteng provincial government to design the core electrical and mechanical systems for the much talked-about rapid rail system that will carry passengers between Johannesburg and Pretoria in 40 minutes. Bombardier’s responsibilities will include communications, automatic fare collection, and power supply and distribution systems.The company, a specialist in rail transport systems with over 100 000 vehicles in operation worldwide, will also build 96 Electrostar cars and provide training as well as 15 years of maintenance services. The last car is due for delivery in June 2010.Bombardier’s award-winning Electrostar design is known for its reliability, cutting-edge technology and energy efficiency. The shells are manufactured from aluminium, making them lightweight and cheaper to maintain. The cars on the airport route will undergo special customisation to allow for more luxurious seats and dedicated storage areas for luggage.Bombardier Transportation is part of the Bombela consortium, which is responsible for the financing, design and construction, and operation and maintenance of the 80km-long Gautrain route. Other members of the consortium are French civil contractor Bouygues, South African civil contractor Murray and Roberts and empowerment partner Strategic Partners Group.Empowering the provinceOnly 15 cars will be completed at the Derby Bombardier facility. Although Bombardier will still manufacture body shells for the remaining 81 cars, these will be shipped to Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Gauteng, to be completed there. A number of teams from Union Carriage are currently in Derby to receive training in the final assembly of the cars.Bombardier has audited the Union Carriage factory and will invest, at its own cost, a substantial sum to upgrade the facility to meet the requirements for Gautrain rolling stock assembly.“Not only will skills be transferred to our local people, but more jobs will be created in our commitment to the socio-economic development of the Gauteng province,” said Jack van der Merwe, CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency.“The local recruitment and training of drivers will also take place in Derby as Electrostar driver compartments and control systems are more advanced than other trains presently running in South Africa.”Van der Merwe added that the Gautrain Management Agency was “seriously considering enlarging the order”.“We are proud to be part of the South African government’s commitment to build a modern and effective rail network,” said Bombardier president André Navarri, “and are confident that its new fleet will facilitate the easy movement of people and goods throughout the region.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] linksGautrainGauteng provincial governmentBombardier TransportationUnion Carriage and Wagonlast_img read more

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New Touch Capabilities and Enhanced SDK Take Center Stage in Latest Round of Intel Unite® Advancements

first_imgWith employees working from everywhere these days, workers need to flex different skills to better collaborate. It is rare when every meeting attendee is able to sit in the same conference room, and, let’s face it, in the age of distraction, a presenter needs to do everything in their power to hold their audience’s attention—regardless of location. As offices and how we work continues to evolve, it isn’t necessarily the workspace that needs to evolve, but the technology that enables work to happen.Three years ago, we introduced our Intel Unite® solution, an affordable, PC-based, wireless collaboration solution to help Intel employees stop worrying about the technology you need to start and get a meeting going (dongles and cords and adapters—you know the pain) and get straight to working. The Intel Unite solution has come a long way since 2015. We have moved from an internal-only product that helped our Intel teams collaborate quickly, to empowering organizations of all sizes to do the same. From large multinational companies to smaller but dispersed companies, the Intel Unite solution has become an integral part of many of today’s modern workplaces.As the customer momentum continues, so do our efforts to add new capabilities aimed at creating a smarter and more integrated collaboration experience.  Today at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit in London, we showed our latest updates to the Intel Unite solution.We’ve advanced the platform across three areas: end users, IT and developers. Let’s dive deeper into the new set of Intel Unite capabilities:End UsersSimplicity: In addition to our trademark ease of use, Intel Unite offers the presenter the flexibility to control their content from a touch-enabled display in front of the room. Presenters are no longer tethered to a PC on the table, so meetings can become more dynamic and participants more engaged.Actions on the touchscreen (be it an interactive whiteboard, an All-in-One PC, or other Intel Unite-enabled platform) can be viewed by remote participants, as well, so collaboration extends beyond the conference rooms. Employees can be thousands of miles away and not have a diminished experience.IT FeaturesTelemetry: We’ve expanded the telemetry capabilities for deeper levels of analysis; we have increased the data points from six to more than 20 with the telemetry plugin. Now IT can dig deeper and analyze feature usage (mainly on configurable features such as moderation, meeting lock, auto disconnect, file share, schedule meeting, etc.); connectivity (reporting unexpected disconnects, connection errors, etc.); and plugin usage (number of times plugins that were leveraged during a meeting). The data set is exportable to IT’s standard tools. IT can easily access this advanced insight from the Intel Unite Admin Portal.Automatic Over-the-Air Updates: This is an additional option for software deployment and we see this as a valuable choice for customers that do not have managed IT environments. With this feature, the meeting room hub and devices are refreshed automatically.DevelopersOpen Platform: Intel Unite® is platform agnostic; it works across iOS, Linux, Windows, Android, macOS, and Chrome. Its flexible architecture provides a significant opportunity for developers to build additional value to extend the collaboration experience via apps. We are releasing a new software development kit (SDK) to make it even easier for partners to build the right tools and enhancements on top of Intel Unite for the ultimate collaboration experience. Our new modular architecture supports HTML5 development, now developers can create dynamic displays with rotating content based on company news.Partner-created plugins show Intel Unite’s extensibility. At Intel, we are able to control cameras and overhead lights through the varied Intel Unite plugins. More than 20 partner plugins are currently available for Intel Unite and, with the release of the new SDK, we expect the number to continue growing. New partner additions include Spracht* for A/V conferencing, Cequens* for secure messaging, and AgilQuest* for meeting room bookings just to name a few.The Intel Unite® open platform and ease of partner plug-in integration make it a game-changer in how teams collaborate. Our partner Bluescape’s CEO Peter Jackson sees the benefit saying: “Organizations using Bluescape and Intel Unite become more innovative in the way they work. Meetings run faster. Creative ideas spark action. Decisions are made. Businesses become more agile. Former work and technology barriers no longer appear. It’s about new experiences that drive new ways to work.”The latest Intel Unite® updates will be available late October. We’d love to speak with you about the value Intel Unite can add to your organization. Reach out to us at [email protected] If you’re interested in learning more about how other customers are using Intel Unite, check out our case studies on our website at www.intel.com/unite.last_img read more

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Recordsigning Lucas Hernandez starts training at Bayern Munich

first_imgBerlin: Bayern Munich’s record signing Lucas Hernandez took part in his first squad training session on Tuesday, four months after a serious knee operation, the Bundesliga champions reported on their website on Wednesday. The 23-year-old French World Cup winner has yet to feature for Bayern since his 80 million euro ($89 million) move from Atletico Madrid in March. His medical showed damage to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee that required an immediate operation. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHernandez is unlikely to be ready for the opening game of the season against Hertha Berlin on August 16 but it is good news for his new teammates and manager Niko Kovac. “I think the most important thing for the time being is that he’s properly fit and starts to settle in,” German international Leon Goretzka told the Bayern website. The defender’s return coincides with a media broadside aimed at the club by striker Robert Lewandowski who has called on Bayern to bring in at least three new players. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”In attack we lost three players in the shape of Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and James (Rodriguez),” Lewandowski told Sport Bild on Wednesday. “And for the moment we have no new recruits for these positions.” While Robben has retired, Frenchman Ribery is out of contract and seems likely to be heading to Saudi Arabia while James has come to the end of a two-year loan period and has returned, for the moment at least, to Real Madrid. Veteran defender Rafinha has also left in order to return to Brazil. So far this summer, Bayern have only reinforced their defence with French world champions Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard while promising 19-year-old striker Jann-Fiete Arp has arrived from Hamburg. The German champions have also been trying for weeks to attract Leroy Sane from Manchester City but no announcement has yet been made. “Even if Sane comes, we need another winger,” says Lewandowski who also called for a defensive midfielder or offensive midfielder. Bayern’s core team is made up of top-class internationals but, after the summer movement, the bench is now very shallow. “Playing an entire season with 13 or 14 experienced professionals, it’s going to be tough,” warns Lewandowski who has already discussed the matter with club president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We have 50 or 60 games, so do not just think about next week but at three, four, five or six months. And for that we do not have enough players. Hoeness and Rummenigge know my opinion.” Hoeness and Rummenigge have promised to reinforce the playing ranks as they set their sights on the double of Bundesliga and Champions League.last_img read more

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