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first_imgBRAC officials and members of the EU delegation. Four European Ambassadors who paid courtesy visits to the program intervention areas of BRAC, an international non-governmental organization, took the opportunity to review its food security and livelihood program in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The delegation led by Helene Cave, EU Ambassador, Hubert J. Jäger, German Ambassador, British Ambassador David Belgrove and French Ambassador Terence Wills. The delegation  visited BRAC’s poultry, hatchery and feed mill at Neekrin Township.According to a BRAC release, the feasibility, operation, business model and future plan of the poultry hatchery and feed mill were presented and discussed at a briefing during the visit. Alberto Menghini, head of the cooperation section of the EU delegation to Liberia, was present.BRAC also briefed the delegation about the hatchery and feed mill which started operation in 2014 with support from Chevron and the European Union, which has successfully produced day-old chicks and feed.The team also visited a community level farmers’ training session to understand how communities are engaging the BRAC project.The training was organized by the ‘PRO ACT 2015’ project started in 2016 and funded by the EU. The objective of the project is to “improve food and nutrition security situation of vulnerable population groups.” The group also had discussions with the trainees and conducted household visits with several beneficiaries to assess the impact the project was making on their lives.The EU ambassadors appreciated BRAC’s efforts in the successful implementation of its program and encouraged the farmers to continue their poultry and livestock farming.BRAC Liberia was launched in 2008 as an international non-governmental organization with the holistic development approach geared toward engaging local communities to focus on agriculture and livestock, education, healthcare, empowering young people, and providing microfinance for business purposes. BRAC strives to realize its vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential, a release said.BRAC is an expert in the science of delivery, engaging with communities for the long term, and creating approaches that are frugal, scalable, and sustainable.  BRAC release further said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img1 Robin van Persie Roma are weighing up a shock swoop for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.The 31-year-old endured an injury-hit season under Louis van Gaal and is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer due to his contract having only one more year left to run.Italian broadcaster SportItalia has revealed the Italian giants have made an approach to the Red Devils over his availability.Van Persie’s reported high wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block over a move but the experienced Dutch international wants to recapture the goalscoring form and regular first-team football he had during his first season in Manchester back in 2012.Roma were edged out by Juventus in the Serie A title race last term and manager Rudi Garcia thinks the arrival of the former Arsenal frontman could help them overhaul the Bianconeri next season.United are said to be after forward reinforcements themselves and want to sign another striker, adding to the recent acquisition of attacker Memphis Depay.Van Persie hit 10 goals in 27 Premier League appearances last season as United secured qualification for the Champions League play-off round.last_img read more

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first_imgSanta Fe High School turned in a solid performance at last weekend’s Five Counties tournament at Fountain Valley. Three wrestlers placed for the Chiefs, who finished 11th in the 86-team field. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card“It was our best outing (at Five Counties) in like 25 years,” Santa Fe coach Sal Garcia said. “Since we started competing in the tournament again in 1996, we didn’t even break into the top 20. “To take 11th place is remarkable. We’re real proud of the kids.” After receiving a first-round bye, Romero won his first two matches before being pinned by eventual champion Chris Lewis of Clovis West. Romero then earned three more victories before dropping the third-place match to Edison’s Romney Fuga. Orona won his first match before losing to Vacaville’s Kody Klaus. He came back to win five of his next six matches. Molina started strong with three consecutive victories before losing 10-6 to Lemoore’s Willy Pendleton. Molina then assured himself a place on the podium with back-to-back victories. Lenny Romero turned in the Chiefs’ top performance with a fourth-place finish in the heavyweight division. Marcus Orona (112 pounds) and Angel Molina (152) also reached the podium. Orona took fifth while Molina finished sixth. center_img Santa Fe was ranked first in the latest CIF-Southern Section Division IV poll heading into Thursday’s Del Rio League matchup at El Rancho. La Mirada, thanks to a 45-39 victory over arch-rival Mayfair on Tuesday, improved its Suburban League record to 4-0. The Matadores, who battled Norwalk on Thursday, are rated ninth in Division IV. John Alaniz (145 pounds), Ryan Garrity (140), George Salcido (135) and Oliver Medenilla (119) lead a talented La Mirada squad. Medenilla took first place at the Troy Classic on Jan. 14. Garrity earned a third-place finish at the same event. eric.terrazas@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2801 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgA MECHANIC on a night out in Letterkenny danced on the road in front of a 40-foot lorry before fleeing gardaí, a court has heard.Eamonn Donnelly stopped the lorry as it drove on Ramelton Road not far from the Tesco roundabout in the town.And when the lorry was forced to stop, Donnelly grabbed hold of a wing mirror of the vehicle, said Garda Inspector Michael Harrison. Gardai who witnessed the incident ran after Donnelly.“The defendant was apprehended after a brief pursuit,” said Inspector Harrison.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said Donnelly had been in the middle of the road in the early hours of March 27 this year, but he hadn’t been aware that a lorry had stopped behind him.“It was a stupid incident involving late night revelry. It wasn’t as hazardous a situation as it sounds. He apologises for what happened,” said Mr Dorrian.“It was over-indulgence on a night out and it was bizarre behaviour.”Judge Paul Kelly asked 21-year-old mechanic Donnelly, from Curr Road, Beragh, Omagh: “What were you doing in Letterkenny.”Donnelly replied: “I was out on the pull.”When the judge asked him to repeat his comment, Donnelly remained silent.Then Judge Kelly asked him: “Is that what you do on nights out in Omagh?”Donnelly replied: “No.”Judge Kelly said the incident was “bizarre” which “defied any reason.”He said Donnelly’s behaviour was “stupid” and that there could have been “much more serious consequences.”He ordered Donnelly to make a €250 donation to the pro-social driving programme telling him: “Watch yourself in future.”MECHANIC DANCED IN FRONT OF 40-FT ARTICULATED LORRY ON NIGHT OUT was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennylorryOmaghlast_img read more

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first_imgTAX officials are set to trawl through GAA club and county records, it was announced today.County chairmen were told at a meeting at Croke Park last month that the Revenue Commissioners want to double check records to make sure that all expenses have been vouched for.They also want details of anyone paid for operating turnstiles for matches in Co Donegal and other counties. A Donegal county board source told expressed confidence that all records here are in order.Limerick county was audited last year, it was reported today. It took three days and the county board there given a clean bill of health. REVENUE SWOOP ON GAA CLUBS was last modified: January 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgSt. Eunan’s U14 Boys will represent Donegal at this year’s All-Ireland Féile Peil na nÓg that is being held in Derry between June 28th – 30th.The St. Eunan’s boys won their way to this year’s Féile after defeating N. Conaill in last year’s U13 County Final.Last week they claimed the Northern Board League title after a good 4-13 to 1-07 victory over MacCumhaills. The team will be hosted by The Loup and will play in division 2 of this year’s competition after Donegal teams were promoted when St. Eunan’s claimed the Div. 3 title in 2011 under Ciaran Maguire.The St. Eunan’s U13 boys team will also participate this year as a host team, their visitors will be St. Anne’s from Dublin and they will line up in Division 5.With this year’s Féile taking place in neighbouring Derry, several Donegal clubs including Burt, Buncrana, N. Colmcille, Letterkenny gaels, N. Conaill and St. Naul’s will all act as hosts from teams travelling from all corners of Ireland.The St. Eunan’s boys will hold a fundraising Country Dance in the St. Eunan’s Clubhouse this Saturday, May 18th from 9:30pm. Music by Country Traditions and supper will be served, all for just €7! All proceeds will go to the funds to send the U14 boys to Derry.  ST EUNAN’S U-14 BOYS WILL FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL AT FEILE was last modified: May 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ST EUNAN’S U-14 BOYS WILL FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL AT FEILElast_img read more

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first_imgDIV. I Loyola 26, Edison 22 Mater Dei 42, Colton 27 Esperanza 47, Redlands 13 Servite 28, Long Beach Poly 20 DIV. II Mission Viejo 35, Chino 12 Hart 21, Los Osos 19 Valencia 51, Chino Hills 34 Canyon 28, San Clemente 21 DIV. III Notre Dame 35, Muir 10 St. Francis 21, Mira Costa 14 Peninsula 21, Chaminade 18 Dominguez 41, Antelope Valley 10 DIV. IV St. Bonaventure 49, Newbury Park 13 Rio Mesa 31, Beverly Hills 17 Moorpark 26, Arroyo Grande 0 Ventura 42, Camarillo 28 DIV. V La Sierra 48, Murrieta Valley 21 Norco 27, Temecula Valley 17 Temescal Canyon 46, Corona Centennial 45 Corona Santiago 25, Vista Murrieta 21 DIV. VI Placentia Valencia 28, Mayfair 7 Kennedy 24, Los Altos 7 Newport Harbor 28, Charter Oak 7 Tustin 28, Aliso Niguel 10 DIV. VII Sante Fe 20, Rowland 15 Orange 41, La Serna 14 South El Monte 38, Westminster 28 South Hills 35, Arroyo 14 DIV. VIII Palm Desert 28, Bloomington 20 Ridgecrest Burroughs 41, Sultana 27 Palm Springs 35, Chaffey 13 Kaiser 7, Serrano 3 DIV. IX Tesoro 56, Troy 49 Covina 49 Pacifica 21 Northwood 34, Western 9 La Habra 8, Corona del Mar 7 DIV. X Crespi 20, North Torrance 14 (2 OT) Lompoc Cabrillo 28, La Canada 12 Lompoc 35, Temple City 7 Santa Joseph Santa Maria 20, Serra 14 DIV. XI Oaks Christian 63, La Salle 0 Nordhoff 35, Cerritos Valley Christian 7 Grace Brethren 28, Oak Park 19 San Jacinto 28, Verbum Dei 27 DIV. XII Aquinas 49, Vasquez 14 Boron 21, Bishop Union 20 L.A. Baptist 33, Rosamond 15 Ontario Christian 34, Desert 6 DIV. XIII St. Margaret’s at Villanova Prep, today 6 p.m. Rio Hondo Prep 13, Murrieta Valley Calvary Chapel 0 Whittier Christian 27, Hamilton 13 Campbell Hall 65, Sage Hill 28 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgChelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly intends to make one more attempt to lure Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge.The Daily Telegraph report that the Russian billionaire is still keen to appoint the former Barcelona boss and that Roberto Di Matteo’s chances of being given the job remain remote – despite him leading the club to Champions League glory.Abramovich is tipped to overlook Di Matteo.A number of other papers suggest that Guardiola is tempted to take over at Chelsea, based on his comment that he is looking to be “seduced” back into football.The Daily Star say Abramovich’s representatives are still in talks with Guardiola despite him saying he wants to take a break from the game.Meanwhile, the Daily Mail report that Porto’s in-demand striker Hulk favours a move to Chelsea.The Brazilian agent Teodoro Fonseca said: “For sure Hulk will only leave Porto for a big club and a big league and I can say that we like the Premier League a lot.“At the moment, Chelsea is a club which is more interesting than ever, because they’ve become European champions and are without doubt one of the biggest in Europe.“We know they will need to reinforce themselves as they’ve just lost Drogba and can lose other important players and that perhaps increases the chances of getting closer, but we will only make the step after listening to the Porto board.”Click here for Friday’s Chelsea quizFollow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgLast season it took nearly two overtime periods for the Huskies to claim a section title.On Friday, it took just a little longer.Sophomore goal-keeper Alonso Garcia — a backup until recently — saved 5-of-7 penalty kicks and the No. 1 seeded Fortuna High boys soccer team captured its second straight North Coast Section Division-I championship, downing No. 3 International-San Francisco 3-2 in penalty kicks, Friday night at Husky Field.“Our philosophy this whole season has been to build each …last_img

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first_imgWho Gets Paid?What this means is that for a certain percentage of searches by a certain percentage of users, Facebook will be referring users to Bing. Whatever the actual percentages, for a site with a billion users and counting, that number should be significant. What isn’t clear, however, is which site will receive any associated advertising revenue; Bill Hankes, director of Bing PR at Microsoft, declined to comment. (Facebook, of course, is profitable; Microsoft’s online division has traditionally lost money.)In search, context is key. And where Microsoft benefits, according to Hankes, is through a better understanding of the intent behind the search. “Where Bing social searches will be aided is actually in the Web searches conducted from the Facebook context, because we can infer intent, and that intent is different,” Hankes said. “So let’s talk about mobile. If you conduct a search on mobile, your intent may be very different than if you conducted it on your PC. Because your mobile device… where you are, and what time of day it is, and if you conduct a search for “happy hour” or “Mexican,” you’re going to get a very different result than if you search on your PC.“Facebook posseses an entirely different corpus of information than what is on the Web, and when you’re in Facebook, you’re doing different types of things,” Hankes added. “You’re doing different types of searches.  When somebody asks for “restaurants in San Mateo,” the intent may be different than if you were doing a general-purpose search on Google or on Bing. It sounds nuanced, but it’s one way we can improve the algorithm.”What Happens Later?It’s not hard to believe that as Facebook expands both its user base as well as Graph Search, the numbers of people exposed to Bing will grow. Even a tiny fraction of Facebook’s user base should boost Microsoft’s market share, but Hankes was noncommittal. “It’s early days, and we’re going to see how it goes,” he said. But eventually, we could see a fragmenting of the search market. According to Zuckerberg, Graph Search helps give users the tools to “map out the Social Graph.” Users begin to have access to data that was previously reserved for large corporations. (At this point, Facebook doesn’t have an API – application programming interface – in the works to let developers hook into Graph Search, which means that those users and brands will be on an equal footing.) Bing – like Google – has begun to try and provide answers to questions, rather than lists of links. But that’s the same territory Zuckerberg and Co. have staked out, too. How one approaches the question, however, differs: Microsoft and Google seem to be fighting over the Web of facts, while Facebook has marched in to claim the Web of recommendations. (Google, of course, is fighting the war on both fronts, with its basic search engine and Google+ social network.)As the years pass, however, it’s fair to believe that Google will maintain its dominance in overall search, while Facebook will continue to control its own data. And as Graph Search improves, there’s likely to be less of a need to supplement it with Web search.What Does Bing Own?Where does that leave Microsoft and Bing? Most likely, Bing will be left outside of Facebook’s walls, looking in, while it fights Google for the rest of the Web.Not surprisingly  Hankes doesn’t see it that way. “To assume that, you have to assume people’s behavior will be the same as it was yesterday,” he said. Instead, users are increasingly turning to mobile, to tablets, and to multi-purpose gaming consoles in the living room: new locations and modes of search that Microsoft is itself trying to define.Within the first two categories, Microsoft would seem to be well behind Apple and Google, which control the phone and tablet worlds. As for the third, at least within the United States, the Xbox 360 has outsold the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 for more than a year.But of you accept that Facebook’s socially driven Graph Search is valuable, than Microsoft’s control of living-room, big-screen content means something too. So Bing could end up a nomad of sorts: migrating between Facebook, the Web and the living room.The question is whether that nomadic existence is viable for Bing, or if it leaves Microsoft’s search efforts with the crumbs that search’s true owners leave behind.  Microsoft’s Bing search engine will ride the coattails of Facebook’s Graph Search for years to come, gaining knowledge and possibly ad revenue as Facebook expands Graph Search’s capabilities.That can only be a good thing for Microsoft, right? Maybe not, this could be a deal with the devil, with Bing ending up digging its own grave.Facebook rolled out Graph Search at an event at its new Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters on Tuesday. The natural-language search engine  can, for example, search for “music that people who like Mitt Romney like,” or “photos of my friends in 1989.” Although it’s limited to four topics at the moment – people, places, interests and photos – the queries that users can run against the millions of photos and connections stored among Facebook’s billion users are powerful, powerful tools for users and brands alike.But Graph Search isn’t perfect. Mobile capabilities aren’t yet in place, and Instagram, multiple languages and addressing the entirety of the Facebook Social Graph are features that will keep Facebook’s development teams busy for years to come, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said.Bing Rides To The Rescue?That’s where Microsoft’s Bing comes in. For every search that Facebook can’t handle, Bing will step in. When you launch Graph Search (and just a few hundred to a thousand people have it at the moment) Facebook suggests results to the query as you type, Google style. Although Facebook subtly teaches you what types of searches you can make against it, it will defer to Bing in certain situations: “restaurants in San Francisco,” for instance. Facebook assumes that you’ll want recommendations from friends, but can’t be certain.In the latter case, a Bing results page will appear, surrounded by the Facebook framework. If you need to click further, it will open up a separate tab. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Bing#Facebook#Microsoft#search A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… markhachmanlast_img read more

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