Yonnick Lugard Adolph – producer, songwriter, musician

first_imgPersonality profileYonnick Lugard Adolph is a 25-year-old Linden-born Guyanese, now residing on the East Coast of Guyana who loves music and art. He is a young Christian producer, songwriter, singer and lead keyboardist for the well-known Samuel Medas, who has been behind the scenes for years in the Guyana gospel music industry.Adolph’s music is his signature, and with direction from the Holy Spirit, he expresses himself in the Reggae Gospel, Worship, Dancehall Gospel and Pop genres. He recently released his second single ‘’You & Me”, produced by Jeremy Vantul at the Paradigm Studio from his upcoming EP project ‘’To the Author’’ that is set to be released in October.Songs like ‘’Meh Best Friend’’, “The Praise Song” from the Reveal Album and “He Saved me” are among the tracks Adolph has recorded and can be found on his YouTube page, SoundCloud and ReverbNation.last_img read more

BLUES SCORE EARLY, OFTEN IN WIN OVER EXCALIBUR

first_img Live Stats Preview UP NEXT: The Varsity Blues host the UOIT Ridgebacks tomorrow (Aug. 26) at Varsity Stadium. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m.  Five different players scored as the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s soccer team opened their 2018 regular season with a 5-1 win over the Trent Excalibur on Saturday, August 25 at Varsity Stadium. Next Game: UOIT 8/26/2018 | 3:15 p.m. HOW IT HAPPENED: Sophomore midfielder Anthony Sousa wasted no time, scoring off a great individual effort in the first minute of the match. Team captain Nikola Stakic put the Blues up by two when he made good on a penalty shot in the 24th minute. Fourth-year striker Jack Wadden headed in a corner kick in the 35th minute and fellow veteran Kenny Lioutas scored off a free kick to put U of T up 4-0.center_img Matchup History Full Schedule Roster Trent got on the board just before the half as third-year defender Thomas Robinson found the back of the net in the 45th minute. Fourth-year Blues midfielder Yousef Helmy rounded out the scoring with a goal in the 85th minute. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

All my players to wear anti-racism shirts – Ferguson

first_imgRoberts said on Thursday: “I find it hard to wear a T-shirt after what has happened in the last year. I won’t wear one.“I’m totally committed to kicking racism out of football but when there’s a movement I feel represents the issue in the way that speaks for me and my colleagues, then I will happily support it.“I think people feel let down by what used to be called ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football’. People don’t feel like they have been strong enough.”But Ferguson believes every player in the country should back the plan to ensure the right message is given and insisted all his players – including Rio Ferdinand whose brother was involved in the John Terry case – will wear the shirts before the game at Old Trafford.“I have to disagree with Jason Roberts, he is making the wrong point,” Ferguson said. “Everyone should be united, all the players in the country wearing the top, the warm-up tops.“I do not know what point he is trying to make or trying to put himself on a different pedestal to everyone else.“He really should be supporting all the rest of the players who are doing something. If you are doing something then everyone who believes in it should do it together, we should not have sheep walking off. He is making the wrong message.“Yes, all my players will wear it. All the players will be wearing it, except for Roberts who seems to be different.”Ferguson has revealed Ashley Young will return to action against Stoke after a lay-off with a bruised cartilage and is hoping the former Aston Villa winger can add more attacking threat to his forward-laden United side.“I don’t think he is forgotten, it’s always the same when a player is injured. Very few players cross the ball as well as he can, his goal-scoring ratio is very good.“I don’t think you can forget that or underestimate it. I think any player with the ability to come to our club from Aston Villa will want to do well.”The return of Young and the recent comeback of Darren Fletcher added to the good form of Tom Cleverley means Ferguson is more than happy with his midfield options despite claims United are light in the area.He added: “Young coming back gives us another option. The strength in our squad is in the attacking options and we are getting better in the midfield with Darren Fletcher coming back.“Cleverley is also doing well and Anderson. All the fears about midfield positions are evaporating.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANCHESTER, England, October 19 – Alex Ferguson has revealed all his players will wear the anti-racism “Let’s Kick It Out” t-shirts ahead of their game with Stoke this weekend despite pleas from Reading striker Jason Roberts to boycott the show of unity.The Manchester United manager hit out at Roberts for going against the campaign, with the Reading striker believing the anti-discrimination body have failed to tackle racism over the last year in the wake of the John Terry and Anton Ferdinand case.last_img read more

Bridging the gap

first_imgTHERE is no such thing as “free” trade. In truth, the phrase “free trade” is an ongoing oxymoron. Indeed, you’d have to be pretty naive to think that anything of any importance in life was ever going to be cost-free. As the clich d saying goes: There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Nevertheless, this oft-used term, which you read about in the media all the time, flies out at us from the large closet of increasingly commonplace terms about globalization. “Free trade” hangs on the rack just next to “lower tariffs,” “trading blocs,” “trade negotiations” and the most dreaded of all contemporary global outfits: “outsourcing.” These terms get pulled out of the closet and draped – or carelessly thrown – into news stories sometimes with insufficient thought and explanation. They floated precariously amid the overheated hot air of the Group of Eight (G-8) summit held last week in Germany. front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul – recently dramatized his fury over the free-trade agreement reached between his government and that of the United States. The Hyatt was where negotiators were reaching agreements that he felt would leave the “little people” like him jobless. He set himself ablaze with a can of gasoline. But that free-trade pact (yet to be finalized) seeks to lace the economies of South Korea and the U.S. more closely together – as if reflecting a relationship much like that of California and New York. The instrumental method is to denationalize impediments of the movement of goods from one economy to the other, including products like cars, agricultural goods, beef and other such things that they would agree on. But in central Seoul, no less than thousands of people gathered to voice their fierce opposition to the free-trade agreement. Their fear: that the cheaper U.S. products bound to enter the Korean market would help some Koreans, but many others would have to pay the immediate costs – their own livelihoods and jobs. Thousands of miles away, similar fears shake American autoworkers who are convinced that yet more (generally excellent) Hyundais coming into the market will translate into fewer jobs for U.S. auto workers. Unfortunately for them, they are probably right – in the short-run, it will. Now, there are all sorts of cold-hearted responses to the plight of the threatened “little people” in both countries: “Get off your duff and find new jobs!” and “Go back to school!” are some of those responses. But it’s not easy to land a job when you don’t have one, and it’s tough to go back to school when you have hungry mouths to feed and no money for tuition. The tide of anger against globalization’s immediate effects is swelling – dramatically. I personally felt it recently when I was bombarded with explosive e-mails over a column endorsing, as I still sincerely and passionately do, the U.S.-South Korean free-trade agreement. One writer said: “Wait until they outsource your professor’s job to India – then you’ll see how we feel.” But just as this particular agreement faces tough going in the American Congress, all future such pacts, no matter how much economic sense they make, will face the firing squad of domestic politics unless national governments wake up. What’s needed is more funding for temporary unemployment benefits, for school tuition and training of all serious kinds, and transportable and decent health insurance, so that globalization works for more people and leaves fewer people behind. If we don’t do this, the political lobby will push all these free-trade pacts into the grave. Franklin D. Roosevelt deserved credit for saving American capitalism after the Great Depression with a host of domestic-policy innovations that helped the average working man survive the rough spots of working life and retirement. This series of programs initiated by Roosevelt was called the New Deal. We now need something like that to ameliorate the negative effects of rapid economic global integration. We need a New Deal for Globalization, and we need it urgently. This is something the G-8 big-shots could profitably spend some time on. Professor Tom Plate is founder of the UCLA Media Center and the Asia Pacific Media Network. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The swirl of international trade, currency and other kinds of economic issues around the globe has morphed into one earthwide typhoon – and not even G-8 leaders with all their smart super-educated advisers have properly addressed it. The sole constant in motion these days seems to be economic and job change. This cyclonic swirl (of the current international economic system and its effect on countless workers and professions) is the prime cause of the high cost of globalization, which includes “free-trade” agreements left and right. These pacts often do create tremendous economic efficiencies and over the long run are potentially hugely helpful in improving economic conditions. But that’s over the long run, which can tick-tock on and on like a near-endless stretch of time. As the great Lord Maynard Keynes once drolly put it: “In the long run, we are all dead” (italics Keynes). This droll but true observation compels us to raise the pressing question of the cost of “free trade” in the short run (italics mine) – short run meaning: while many of us are still alive! One Korean worker – protesting in last_img read more

REVEALED! 12 PL players with the MOST major winner’s medals – shocking!

first_img 8 Joint eighth. John Obi Mikel, John O’Shea, Martin Demichelis and Yaya Toure have won 10 major trophies – to find out which current Premier League players have the most winner’s medals, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi boasts two Premier League winner’s medals, plus three triumphs in the FA Cup, two in the League Cup, one Champions League, one Europa League and one Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria. Sunderland’s John O’Shea won five Premier League titles with Man United, plus two League Cups, the Champions League, Club World Cup and FA Cup. Martin Demichelis has won the Premier League and League Cup in his time with Man City, to go with his four German titles and four German cups won at Bayern Munich. His City team-mate Yaya Toure has won two Premier League titles, the FA and League Cups, plus two Spanish titles, one Spanish Cup, one Champions League and the Club World Cup, all won with Barcelona. He has also claimed the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast. Joint fourth. Esteban Cambiasso and Didier Drogba have won 12 major trophies – to find out which current Premier League players have the most winner’s medals, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Leicester City’s Esteban Cambiasso says escaping relegation with the Foxes is one of his proudest moments, which is quite something when you consider that he won the Spanish title with Real Madrid, and claimed the Champions League with Internazionale, as well as five Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and the Club World Cup. Drogba has now won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, plus the Champions League, four FA Cups and three League Cups, scoring nine goals in various finals for the Blues. 8 8 2. John Terry has won 14 major trophies – to find out which current Premier League player has the most winner’s medals, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Chelsea skipper Terry has picked up 14 winner’s medals, since being an unused substitute in the 2000 FA Cup final. These include four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League and Europa League in Europe (although he didn’t feature in the finals of the latter two competitions). 8 1. Victor Valdes has won 15 major trophies – Manchester United’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes could be asked to step up if David de Gea is sold this summer, and he can certainly boast plenty of medal-winning experience. The Spaniard claimed three Champions League victories with Barcelona, plus six Spanish titles, two Spanish Cups and two Club World Cups, while he was also a member of the Spanish squads that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. 8 8 Joint eighth. Rio Ferdinand has also won 10 major trophies – to find out which current Premier League players have the most winner’s medals, click the yellow arrow above, right! – QPR’s Rio Ferdinand may retire from the game at the end of this season, but despite the R’s being relegated, he would do so with plenty to look back on with pride. Ferdinand claimed six Premier League titles in his time at Manchester United, one Champions League, one Club World Cup and two League Cups, but he missed out on an FA Cup winner’s medal when United last won the tournament in 2004, because of his suspension for missing a drug test. 8 3. Petr Cech has won 13 major trophies – to find out which current Premier League players have the most winner’s medals, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Petr Cech may have been replaced as Chelsea number one by Thibaut Courtois, but he has an incredible trophy haul. Cech has four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League in his locker. 8 12. Wayne Rooney has won nine major trophies – to find out which current Premier League players have the most winner’s medals, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has won all of his nine major winner’s medals with the Red Devils. To date, he has five Premier League titles, two League Cups, one Champions League and one Club World Cup on his honours list. Joint sixth. Wes Brown and Frank Lampard have won 11 major trophies – to find out which current Premier League players have the most winner’s medals, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Sunderland defender Wes Brown’s medal haul at Manchester United included five Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, two FA Cups and two League Cups. Frank Lampard is a three-time Premier League title winner, adding to the Champions League, Europa League, four FA Cups and two League Cups he won at Chelsea. Lampard is leaving the Premier League this summer to play MLS for New York City. This summer sees the departure and possible retirement of some genuine Premier League legends, taking with them plenty of major trophy-winning experience.Steven Gerrard takes with him seven major winner’s medals from his time at Liverpool, while Frank Lampard will also be heading to MLS with a packed trophy cabinet.Petr Cech and Didier Drogba could leave Chelsea after medal-laden careers at Stamford Bridge, while across West London, QPR defender Rio Ferdinand – a multiple trophy winner at Manchester United – is set to call it a day.But which current Premier League players boast the most major winner’s medals, for club and/or country?To find out, take a look at the slideshow above.*Major trophies included are top flight domestic titles, national and league cups, international club competitions involving more than one game, plus the World Cup and continental confederation tournaments, such as the Euros.last_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Thursday, July 9

first_imgColin Murray, Steve Bunce and Nick Compton discussed the latest sporting news, while the boys were joined by Australian comedian Billy Birmingham.last_img

LISTEN BACK: Ocean FM’s club focus on Manor Rangers

first_imgDarragh Cox visited Manorhamilton Rangers Football Club on Wednesday, December 6, to chat  to members of the club about a progressive 2017. Darragh spoke firstly to club chairperson Sean Gallagher and coach Jamie Murphy, and then with PRO Dave Cummins and founder member Bernie Cleary.last_img

Open Source: The Good, Bad and Ugly — Studies in Two Extremes

first_imgWhen top-class Open Source tools and applications (think software like Linux, Apache Web Server, PostgresSQL and PHP) went head to head against similar proprietary software, a recent survey found that Open Source bested or equaled the quality of their proprietary cousins.  The Open Source community hailed these findings from Gartner and Coverity.But think again.  Things aren’t that simple in the world of Open Source.  Head on over to SourceForge or Google Code and you’ll find thousands of Open Source projects.  After looking at some of the Open Source options available, it’s not that hard to come to the conclusion that not all Open Source projects are created equal.  Many posted Open Source projects are abandoned, incomplete, or generally not well maintained.  Some companies like Black Duck Software specialize in characterizing  Open Source projects, identifying the activity of the project, the licensing, and known defects.So while the Gartner/Coverity report characterizes Open Source as often a more desirable option than proprietary software, it’s not too surprising that there may be another point of view, especially since there are so many faces to Open Source software.  Another recent report, one by Sonatype and Aspect Security, for example, presents a very different picture.In particular, Sonatype focuses on the problem of businesses that build applications out of Open Source components but don’t bother then to keep track of which components they’ve used.  And, because of that, they are often unaware when vulnerabilities are found with the components that they’re using.  Even if the Open Source component is fixed by the community and the vulnerability is removed in a new release of the OSS code, developers who have already used that component and have moved onto their next project may not be keeping track of components in the project that need to be updated.  Tim O’Brien, writing on the Sonatype blog, call the problem “shocking”.The Sonatype report finds that even high-profile Open Source projects like Google Web Toolkit, Spring MVC, Struts 1.X. and Hibernate have had serious vulnerabilities.  As many as 50 percent of the largest corporations are estimated to be running applications that are flawed due to vulnerabilities in the Open Source components from which they were created.  That guess is based on the fact that 80 percent of large companies have said that they are building applications based on Open Source components.Jeff Williams, CEO of Aspect Security, said that “The data clearly shows that organizations consume huge numbers of vulnerable libraries. This is a wake-up call for software development organizations.   While the numbers from this report are alarming, the take-away is clear — open-source software is critical to forward-thinking development organizations, but there must be education and control to accompany its usage.”Andrew Aitken, Founder and Managing Partner of Olliance Group (now Black Duck Software), countered the conclusions of the Sonatype report saying that “it’s unfortunate to see this and we disagree with the tone of the study inferring that open source is low quality and risky.  All software has vulnerabilities, and this study doesn’t compare open source to other code. It just says open source has ‘x’,  and there have been many studies showing that OSS is higher quality than most other code.”last_img read more

In Italy, Academe Is a Family Business

first_imgIt’s no secret that nepotism plays an important role in Italy’s academic world. In a paper published yesterday in PLoS ONE, Stefano Allesina of the University of Chicago’s Computation Institute presents an original way to gauge the extent of the problem: a statistical analysis of the names and academic affiliations of more than 60,000 tenured professors in Italy. His findings, detailed in a blog post at ScienceCareers, aren’t pretty: A theoretical ecologist, Allesina approached the problem in a way that is “akin to computing how many species of trees we should find in a quadrant given the frequency of the species in a forest,” he says. Correcting for natural name distribution in Italy, Allesina asked how many last names one should expect to find in a particular discipline if the names were selected randomly, and compared this number to the real-life number. Allesina found “a severe paucity of names,” which was most pronounced in engineering, law, medicine, geography, and pedagogy and also in the South of Italy. “The probability that the recruitment was fair is extremely low,” Allesina says. Read the whole story here. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

India A captain Cheteshwar Pujara a big score away from regaining confidence, says Rahul Dravid

first_imgIndia A and U-19 teams coach Rahul Dravid has said it was just a matter of time before out-of-form Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara gets back into his run scoring ways, insisting he was just a big innings away from regaining his confidence.Pujara, India’s No. 3 Test batsman, has endured a prolonged batting slump that saw him lose his position in the team. Pujara is currently the captain of the India A team. India A are scheduled to play two four-day matches, slated between July 22 and 25 and from July 29 to August 1 in Chennai against the visiting Australia A side.”A player like Pujara will find the way, he has got the desire, the hunger, he is looking to get better, he has got the technique, and he is keen to improve. It is just matter of time that he comes back and get a chance to play in the eleven and one or two scores will change things for him,” Dravid was quoted as saying by bcci.tv on Sunday.Pujara has ben a sound run scorer since he began playing first class cricket in 2005. However, during India’s England and Australia tours last year, Pujara went through a low scoring phase, failing to score a century in eight Tests. During that period, he managed to cross the 50-run mark only twice.The Rajkot-born then went to England to play for county side Yorkshire to find his lost rhythm.”Good to have county experience. I myself had a small stint with Kent. Pujara might not have played the entire season but the experience he gathered playing in different conditions, different dressing rooms, and different set of players will help,” Dravid said.advertisement”Pujara is fine, he is a class, quality player. He had a good start to his international career. There were a few series which didn’t go the way he wanted. And it is natural, to all cricketers at some stage it happens.”I don’t think there is too much wrong in him technically. We had a few conversations with him even before coming here. We will try to look at his mind set where he is at,” the 42-year-old batting legend said.Speaking on India A facing the visiting Australia A side, he said: “It’s about creating a good environment. It is about giving the boys the right opportunity to show their skills. There are important matches coming up. Selectors are watching these boys as they have performed well in domestic cricket. And this is seen as a stepping stone to international cricket.”last_img read more