‘Zogos’ Demand Rehabilitation

first_imgThe Liberian government and partners now have a situation urgently at hand: to provide rehabilitation and psychosocial counseling that could lead to vocational training for nearly 1,500 young Liberians, whose spokesman told the Daily Observer yesterday they are drug addicts and want to get out of it.Known as ‘Zogos’ for males and ‘Zogesse’ for females, the overwhelming number of ‘neglected’ Liberians say they want the Liberian government to join partners, for example, Winners Chapel International of Congo Town, to help them return to society for they don’t know what the future holds for them.“As I stand here now, my body is asking for ‘Thai White’ (heroin) to get in shape,” said Thomas Howard, who said he graduated from the AME Zion High School in 2011 and completed a computer course at the YMCA, but found himself taking illicit drugs, and became an addict. “I need money from someone to get it into my body, but Winners Chapel wants to help me.”Howard insists that if the government agency responsible to help them regain their humanity does not join others to get the job done, it is highly likely that the future could be disastrous.“If we are not helped from this situation,” said another Zogo Prince Sali, “whenever there is any problem tomorrow, we will go after those people we know are supposed to help us and are not doing it.” Sali insisted that message should be printed and put on air for government officials to know their mind. Sali’s position may seem a threat, but its conditionality suggests that the Liberian government cannot ignore the salient message that these young men and women are sounding for help.‘Zogo’ and ‘Zogesse’ – how did those words come about? According to Daily Observer’s News Editor, C. Y. Kwanue, who hails from Nimba County, the word may have been a manipulation of the Gio word ‘Zo’ which means ‘to snatch’. Snatching of purses, cell-phones and other items from unsuspecting individuals in traffic, is a trademark of these young drug addicts.In an interview with several members of the group at the headquarters of Winners Chapel International in Congo Town yesterday, where they congregated to get help to turn their lives around, Moses Nagbe said it is high time the government decide to get them help.Edward D. Dolo, known popularly as ‘General Process’, who works with the church, told the Daily Observer that Winners Chapel International in collaboration with the Association of Progressive Youths, a not-for-profit organization, is working out a program to fight against drug addiction.“We want them to say ‘No to Drugs,’” Dolo said, “and we brought them from their various locations and we have their personal information, like their dates of birth, where they live, as well as when they started using drugs.”He said with that done, “we will bring about 200 of them back and provide them counseling and eventually ensure that they have access to vocational training of their choice, and this entails a lot of resources, and so we will be glad to get support from the government and its partners in the sector.”What kind of illegal substances are used by these people who were drawn from places such as Caldwell, Mount Barclay, Central Monrovia, Slipway, and Point 4. Dolo said illicit drugs that are common among the group are Thai white (heroin), cocaine, crack-cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, and hallucinogens.Many of the ‘zogos’ explained that though the cost of any of the single dose is from L$300-L$350, they always find money from stealing, washing cars, and selling bottles. “There are times when I need to have it so much that I will end up stealing or trying to harm someone for money to do it,” said Moses Nagbe.Nagbe said it is necessary now for the government to provide support to Winners Chapel International that has begun a program to help them change for the better. “That’s what I want,” Nagbe said, “and every one of my friends who are here wants the same.”Thomas Howard, interviewed earlier, believes that the prevalence of illicit drugs in the country to damage them is because ‘some people’ in the government are responsible for the drugs coming to Liberia, though he offered no further clarification.“The government should make it a duty to establish places that can help those of us who are caught in this,” Nagbe said. “Many of us live in the streets; sleep in the streets and we go out looking for money to carry on this habit.”According to Dolo, Winners Chapel International is committed to helping them change from their current dangerous lifestyle and the current campaign should claim the attention of the government and every Liberian who knows someone who has become a victim to drug abuse and the use of illegal substances.Others interviewed suggest punitive measures against drug dealers who continue to flood the Liberian market with illicit drugs that turn young, but unsuspecting people to zombies that prey on society to satisfy their addictions.Meanwhile, the Association of Progressive Youth (APY) and Winners Chapel International have appealed to the government, local and international partners to assist in the establishment of Anti-Drug Abuse Recovery and Rehabilitation Treatment Center in the country.They said the establishment of such an institution will help rehabilitate young girls and boys who had over the years engaged in drug activities that continue to destroy them, making them liabilities to society.Winners Chapel’s Senior Pastor Johnson Audu and Reuben B. Logan of APY told journalists on Thursday in Monrovia that the initiative in collaboration with Winners Chapel has been going on for the last two years preaching to young people at the various ghettoes in and around Monrovia. “We have about 48 ghettoes in Montserrado County that we visit regularly and talk to them about the impact of being a drug addict and how God can change their lives to become better citizens. We also have a record of over 1,500, many of them being youth,” they said. They attributed the cause of young people taking drugs to peer pressure, lack of parental guidance, lack of support to engage them in useful activities and marginalization by family members and friends at the community level.“We always say that the future of Liberia rests on the young people…they are in the ghettoes today and don’t have sleeping places. Taking these young people from the streets will be a milestone in the development of Liberia and hope the government and its partners can begin working toward that program,” Logan 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

Matasi the hero as Kenya reclaims CECAFA title

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate after winning the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 17- Goalkeeper Patrick Matasi was the hero saving three spot-kicks as Kenya beat Zanzibar 3-2 on post match penalties to reclaim teh CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title in a tense final at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday afternoon.Matasi saved from Mohammed Issa Juma, Adeyum Seif and Khamis Makame as Kenya reclaimed the title, winning it for the seventh time. Kenya scored their penalties through Jockins Atudo, Wesley Onguso and Samuel Onyango while Duncan Otieno missed.The game was forced into penalties after a 2-2 draw in 120 minutes. In the regular 90, Zanzibar equalized in the 88th minute to end the tie at 1-1.Twice, Kenya dropped the pt at the doorstep. They had the advantage but a lapse in concentration cost them the prize.After a period of sustained pressure from Zanzibar, Kenya’s backline which had held its own was breached for the first time in the tournament two minutes from time when Khamis Makame tapped unmarked from a Hajji Mwinyi cross in the 88th minute.In the first period of added time, Massoud Juma gave Kenya what looked like a win in the 98th minute, but Makame struck his brace two minutes later to restore parity and hope for Zanzibar.The win which comes after a four year wait sees Belgian tactician Paul Put start off his tenure on a positive note, winning the tournament in his first attempt, setting himself up nicely for the rest of his two years in the country.With the win, Harambee Stars players are now assured of at least Sh180,000 as part of the winner’s bonus announced on Saturday by Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa.Harambee Stars captain Musa Mohammed receives the winner’s cheque from the CECAFA president as Deputy President of Kenya William Ryto looks on. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThey were also handed an instant cash reward from deputy president William Ruto who also promised them Sh5mn more on Monday.Put made two changes in his squad, Kepha Aswani starting up as the lone striker ahead of the injured Vincent Oburu while in midfield, Duncan Otieno who played at centre back in the semi-final against Burundi slotted back into midfield ahead of Ernest Wendo.Kenya had the best of starts in the match and just nine minutes in, they had taken the lead.Ovelah stepped up from the freekick after Whyvonne Isuza’s forward run had been stopped by an infringement from Abdul Aziz Makame and he curled the ball over the wall past a dazed Zanzibar keeper.Harambee Stars players celebrate Ovella Ochieng’s first half goal. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluZanzibar’s day was to turn from bad to worse when Makame, arguably their best player in the tournament was stretchered out injured after 24 minutes following in earlier clash of knees with Aswani inside the box.In his place, head coach Suleiman Hemed brought in Feisal Salum Abdallah who had started on the bench despite having been a regular starter for the islanders throughout the tournament.As the game progressed, Zanzibar started knocking their way into the game, keeping possession as has been their tradition and spraying the ball across the pitch. However, they could not get that killer pass to open up a chance at goal as Kenya’s defense remained astute.Zanzibar’s keeper Mohammed Abdulrahman almost gifted Ovellah his second goal of the afternoon when he spilled a cross from the winger as he picked it up at his near post.Zanzibar’s first chance at goal came five minutes from halftime when leftback Hajji Mwinyi curled a freekick from the edge of the box a few yards over from a good scoring position.Zanzibar left back Hajji Mwinyi vies for the ball with Harambee Stars right back Dennis Sikhayi during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaTwo minutes from later Seif Abdallah wasted a glorious opportunity when Suleiman Khamis’s cross from the left found him unmarked at the backpost but his header went straight to keeper Patrick Matasi.Stars had shouts for a penalty drowned at the stroke of halftime when Wesley Onguso’s corner from the right was handled inside the box.In the second half, Zanzibar came back a stronger outfit and they pushed the hosts into defending deep in their own half. In the 51st minute, Mudathir Yahya had an attempt from a freekick 25 yards out but his effort was awry, flying way over.Zanzibar made their second change, Seif Abdallah coming in for Adeyum Ahmed, an attacking change by Hemed seeking to add some more punch and pace into the forward line.Kenya then made their first with Aswani who had all game been kept at bay by Zanzibar centre back Abdallah Salum Kheri, the Nakumatt FC forward being rested for Massoud Juma who was making a return to the team after injury.Zanzibar kept on pushing but Stars repulsed.However, they would let loose just two minutes to the final whistle when they opened up on the left, Mwinyi winning possession then slapping low with Hamissi Musa tapping unmarked.The game was forced into extra time and with Kenya having played in a similar tie just two days ago, the toll on the players was always waiting.Zanzibar Salum Feisal Abdallah goes down under a challenge from Kenya’s Patillah Omotto as Whyvonne Isuza watches on during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHowever, Put’s men came back with more energy, pushing from the first whistle as they seemed determined to ensure the trophy remained home. Eight minutes after the restart, they went ahead, much thanks to a gift from the Zanzibar keeper.An attempt at a goalkick was short with Massoud intercepting after Mudathir Yahya had attempted to salvage the situation. Seemingly struggling to run from his injured ankle, the Kariobangi Sharks forward powered into the box before slamming home.But the joy was short-lived. An error at the back from skipper Musa Mohammed whose attempt at clearing Suleiman Kassim’s cross from the right went awry saw Makame pick the ball and slam it past Matasi.Zanzibar, knowing they were better off heading to penalties than attempting an all out attack stuck to defensive duties and successfully safeguarded the 2-2 score-line.However, things didn’t go their way on penalties.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Losing Dempsey will hurt Fulham, but QPR look strong

first_imgFulham will lose Clint Dempsey to Liverpool and that will be a loss ahead of the new season.The Cottagers are 1500/1 to win the Premier League, 12/1 to be relegated, 16s to finish in the top six and 7/4 to finish in the top 10.We continue to bet on top London club in 2012/13:Chelsea 8/11Arsenal 9/4Spurs 7/2Fulham 66/1QPR 250/1West Ham 300/1Fulham boss Martin Jol has plenty of quality players at his disposal.QPR are 2500/1 to win the title, 9/2 to be relegated and 7/2 to finish in the top half.It looks a very poor division and we have fielded a few bets for Rangers to finish in the top 10.If Djibril Cisse, Bobby Zamora and Jay Bothroyd fire then I think they can sneak into that top half.I really can’t imagine why Manchester City are even-money favourites for the title with us at BetVictor.Yes they won the league, but it was courtesy of two goals scored in added time in the last game at home to 10-man Rangers.I’m beginning to get excited by Chelsea’s chances for the 2012/13 season.The signings of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin will provide flair and pace and there are reports that either Donetsk winger Willian or fellow Brazilian Hulk will be added to their ‘roster’, as the Liverpool owners would say.Chelsea are 9/2 with Manchester United 13/5 and it is surely only a three-horse race, with Spurs likely to flatter to deceive once again and Arsenal and Liverpool not good enough.We at BetVictor bet 13/2 for Manchester United and Chelsea to finish first and second in any order and that looks just too big even if City flex their financial muscle and buy Robin van Persie.Can you imagine trying to keep Tevez, Balotelli, van Persie and Dzeko happy?Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea still want Hulk despite complications – report

first_imgChelsea still want Porto’s Hulk despite complications over the payment that would be owed to his third-party owner, The Guardian report.A host of European clubs have been monitoring the Brazilian forward but his future remains uncertain.Meanwhile, Blues youngster Gaël Kakuta is tipped to be loaned out for the coming season along with Kevin De Bruyne.Belgian winger De Bruyne is set to join Werder Bremen, while Marseille, Lyon and Ajaccio are said to have shown an interest in Kakuta.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A’s lefty Sean Manaea gives up three homers, lasts two innings in AL Wild Card Game

first_imgOAKLAND — A year after using Liam Hendriks as an “opener” in the American League Wild Card Game, the Oakland A’s put their faith in starter Sean Manaea against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.The A’s were optimistic about Manaea’s ability to pitch at least five innings on Wednesday, but his outing against the Rays in this year’s Wild Card Game didn’t last much longer than Hendriks’ one-inning stint against the New … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

KhoiSan origin tells us ‘race’ has no place in human ancestry

first_img9 February 2016Tim Crowe, University of Cape TownThe ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of southern African San and Khoikhoi people are matters of confusion and debate. They are variously described as the world’s first or oldest people; Africa’s first or oldest people, or the first people of South Africa.They are in fact two evolutionarily related but culturally distinct groups of populations that have occupied southern Africa for up to 140,000 years. Their first-people status is due to the fact that they commonly retain genetic elements of the most ancient Homo sapiens.This conclusion is based on evidence from specific types of DNA. This evidence also demonstrates that other sub-Saharan human populations retain genetic bits and pieces of DNA from non-KhoiSan primordial humans. These pre-date their out-of-Africa colonisation of the balance of the world.What is important in the debate on the origins of, and diversity among, population groups of Homo sapiens is to establish what cannot, and should not, be derived from the various DNA evidence used to support the KhoiSan-as-first-people hypothesis.This is that the KhoiSan, or any other groups of humans, can be assigned to evolutionarily meaningful “races” – or subspecies in biological classification.The DNA evidence, if interpreted incorrectly, could be used to support the findings of “scientific” racial anthropologists such as Carleton S. Coon.As recently as 1962, Coon “recognised” the KhoiSan as the Capoid race. He based this on the distinctive anatomical features of the Capoids from those he used to designate the Congoid race. These include golden brown rather than sepia-coloured skin, the presence of epicanthic eye folds, prominent cheekbones and steatopygia.But, if correctly interpreted, the scientific evidence points quite to the contrary.Human evolution cannot be drawn like a treeIf one were to compare the entire DNA genomes from representatively sampled human populations from around the world, the resulting relationships would look more like an evolutionarily reticulated chain-link fence. In other words, a network rather than a tree. This applies to even purportedly racially important anatomical features.This is because human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous (99.5% similar) genetically and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.These groups are, in evolutionary terms, very recent entities that have no biological or taxonomic significance.The DNA evidence used to discover the human genetic “footprints” that characterise the KhoiSan, and other diverging populations, is today easily put together. Forensic pathologists use it to determine an unidentifiable corpse’s population group. This process has been popularised on television shows such as CSI and Bones.This DNA evidence comes from:Y chromosome polymorphisms inherited without recombination along male lineages;single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, from nuclear DNA; andmost especially from mitochondrial DNA.Mitochondria are organelles within a cell that have their own independent DNA separate from that in the nucleus that determines an organism’s external appearance and physiology. They are involved with cellular respiration and nothing more.Mitochondrial DNA allows the detection of direct genetically “ungarbled” connections among evolutionarily evolved human population groups. This is because a component of it evolves much faster than the bulk of nuclear DNA. Also, mitochondrial DNA is inherited maternally and is thus not intermixed with paternal DNA during reproduction.Some evolutionary genetic anthropologists ignore the overwhelming balance of evidence that there is no evolutionarily significant racial variation in either genes or anatomy. Instead they focus on these very few bits and pieces of DNA that, in evolutionary terms, change rapidly. This way they reach distorted conclusions about discernible “races” within the human species.Why there is only one raceRecent DNA results used to detect human population genetic “footprints” is summarised in: Humanity’s forgotten return to Africa revealed in DNA.The story it tells is as follows. About 140,000 years ago human populations from East or Central Africa moved southwards and “colonise” western southern Africa. The probable nearest living relatives of these source populations are:the Hadzabe people from north-central Tanzania; andMbuti pygmies from the eastern Congo.This migration gave rise to the present-day San hunter-gatherers.Much more recently – about 2000 years ago – there was a second movement of “colonists” from the north into southwestern Africa. They gave rise to the pastoral Khoikhoi people.This second group of “settlers” carried within its genome bits of Eurasian-sourced – and even some Neanderthal – DNA derived from European humans who had returned to Africa about 3000 years ago.Subsequent to this second colonisation, there was intermixing between the Khoikhoi and San. This gave rise to their close anatomical similarities despite the fact that they retained their marked cultural and linguistic differences.Much more recently – about 1700 years ago – there was a third major north-to-south migration. This time it was the Bantu-speaking, black Africans into south-eastern Africa. Those “settlers” that eventually became the Xhosa peoples moved westwards and encountered the Khoikhoi, whom they drove further west and intermixed with genetically.So, it is now possible for genetic evolutionary “anthropologists” to distinguish population differences among humans to infer the timing of their movements throughout the globe.It is even possible to map one’s genetic “ancestry”, as South African President Nelson Mandela did, indicating that he possessed some KhoiSan DNA.The important point is that this evidence should not be used to assert that these differences, or shared bits of “ancient” DNA, support the identification of multiple human “races”. In fact, it confirms the wise assertion by the pan-Africanist leader, Robert Sobukwe, that there was only one race: the human race.Tim Crowe, Emeritus Professor, University of Cape TownThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

Global conservation award for DRC park ranger and environmentalist

first_imgRodrigue Katembo, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work as a park ranger and conservationist in the country’s Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest wildlife park.Rodrigue Katembo won a 2017 Goldman environmental prize for his work protecting wildlife in Virunga and Upemba national parks. (Image: Virunga National Park)CD AndersonPark ranger and conservationist Rodrigue Katembo won the Goldman Environmental Prize in April 2017 for his work in preventing potentially damaging oil exploration in the park. In addition to mobilising Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) citizens to protest against the plans to drill for oil in Virunga, he also worked undercover to expose bribery and corruption of government officials by foreign oil companies.Environmental research has shown that oil exploration in the park would threaten the habitats of the region’s critically endangered gorilla, elephant and lion populations.The Goldman Prize, often referred to as the Green Nobel, is an annual award that recognises grassroots environmental activists in six regions around the world. The prize is awarded by the Goldman Environmental Foundation, based in San Francisco, USA.Virunga National Park is home to a quarter of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas — there are fewer than 900 globally. Additionally, the park, which covers more than 5,000km2 across the DRC, Uganda and Rwanda, has several delicate ecosystems. (Image: Virunga National Park)Virunga is home to a quarter of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas — there are fewer than 900 globally. Additionally, the park, which covers more than 5,000km2 across the DRC, Uganda and Rwanda, has several delicate ecosystems. These include volcanoes, forests, river and lake systems, as well as mountain regions that, if threatened and exploited by industry, would have detrimental environmental and societal effects on the entire region.“The park brings a lot of different kinds of services that are benefiting the community,” Katembo told CNN in April 2017. “For instance, you have the protected fisheries where many fishermen are able to sustain their families and are able to generate income.”In addition to dealing with infringing industry, Katembo and his small but dedicated team also have to tackle international poaching syndicates and political instability from various militia groups in the area. Over the last two decades, more than 160 park rangers have been killed in armed conflict with rebels and poachers.“[Park rangers] have paid the ultimate price for the protection of Virunga,” he said, adding that “they really fought with their heart to protect the park”.Life as a child soldierThe decades-long political conflict and civil war in the DRC is something with which Katembo is closely familiar. He was forced by a rebel militia group, as a teenager in 1989, to become a child soldier. He fought with various groups until 2003, when a brief peace gave him the opportunity to leave that life behind and follow a lifelong dream of working with wildlife.“Since I was very young, I really wanted to become part of the wildlife authority of Congo,” he told The Guardian in April 2017.The ranger work, however, proved equally dangerous. In 2013, while investigating government corruption that allowed the construction of oil drills in the park, Katembo was arrested and imprisoned for 17 days. Though he was eventually released, threats and intimidation — even failed assassination attempts — against him and other rangers continued.The Virunga documentaryThis struggle and the important work done by park rangers in the DRC was the focus of a Netflix documentary produced by actor/activist Leonard DiCaprio.Titled Virunga, the film follows rangers and conservationists in their struggle against the DRC government selling drilling rights in the park to British oil companies.Thanks to the park’s status as a Unesco Heritage Site, as well as the international attention from the documentary, all attempts to exploit the region for oil were ended in 2014, with both continued campaigns by Virunga rangers and the World Wildlife Fund successfully keeping oil exploration out of the park.Teaching the environmental importance of endangered regionsWinning that particular battle may have been Virunga’s most recognised success, but Katembo says it is the small victories, particularly in increasing the park’s animal population, that make him and his team the proudest. He told The Guardian: “The population of hippos in Virunga [went] from 500 to 1,700 in three to four years — that was a really important moment for me.”In his current position as director of the Upemba National Park, in southern DRC, he has overseen a new elephant population of 68 where once there were none.As director of Upemba, he continues to tackle the same challenges: poaching, political instability and corruption.Once again, Katembo and his Upemba team are also combating illegal mining intrusions, particularly for gold and emeralds, but also the growing problem of coltan mining. Coltan is a highly valuable ore used in electronics manufacturing. Since 2015, the park has shut down eight large-scale coltan operations and more than a thousand small mines operated by local residents.In accepting his Goldman award, Katembo emphasised the need for educating more people about the environmental importance of endangered regions.He also reiterated a call for more respect for local and international conservation laws, as well as sustained support from groups, individuals and governments, in putting pressure on African countries not to be blindsided or corrupted by corporate interests.“It is not the time to do something else,” he said in again declaring his lifelong dedication to his chosen cause. “When we see how many [groups] are trying to destroy our protected areas, we cannot stop now. If I left, that would feel like a betrayal to the protections the wildlife and national parks deserve. I also need to ensure a new generation of young Congolese are there to take up the baton.”Sources: CNN, Guardian, Virunga National ParkWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

PV Sindhu Makes India Proud Again: PM Modi Praises the World Champion

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, congratulated PV Sindhu after she became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.Sindhu exacted a sweet revenge against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan as the Indian demolished her 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes to bag the top honours. Sindhu had lost an energy-sapping World Championships final to the Japanese two years ago. Modi said in a tweet that the “stupendously talented” Sindhu’s success will “inspire generations of players.””The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players,” Modi tweeted.The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2019 Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sindhu now has a full set of World Championships medals – two bronze medals from 2013 and 2014, two silver medals from 2017 and 2018 (she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin) and how a gold.Sindhu’s compatriot and fierce competitor Saina Nehwal also took to Twitter to praise the world champion while Kidambi Srikanth was quick to praise Sindhu as well. Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for the first ever world championships gold medal from India ??— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 25, 2019Congratulations for the ??, @Pvsindhu1! True masterclass! Well done! #BWFWorldChampionships2019 pic.twitter.com/OI5T74Gdgx— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) August 25, 2019Olympic medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt also praised Sindhu and said that her victory was a moment of pride for the entire nation. ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???? ?? ????, ?? @Pvsindhu1 #BWFWorldChampionships ????? ???? ???? ?????? ??????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ????-???? ??????????, ?? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ??????????????????? pic.twitter.com/UlxmtKKgMg— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 25, 2019Historical achievement by an exceptional player! Congratulations to PV Sindhu for winning the first-ever gold medal for India in BWF World Badminton Championships. Her historic win will inspire many young girls to actively participate in sports. @Pvsindhu1— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 25, 2019Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for winning the BWF World Championship. This is a proud moment for the entire country. Your magic on the court, hardwork and perseverance enthralls and inspires millions. Best wishes World Champion for all your future battles #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 25, 2019Kudos to @Pvsindhu1 for clinching India’s first-ever gold medal at the BWF World Championships after defeating her Japanese counterpart Nozomi Okuhara.You have made the entire nation proud with your incredible achievement.#BWFWorldChampionships— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 25, 2019(With IANS inputs) center_img badmintonbwf world championshipskidambi srikanthNarendra Modi First Published: August 25, 2019, 7:36 PM ISTlast_img read more

Azul Systems teams with Eurotech to provide Open Source Java on Eurotech’s embedded boards

first_img Continue Reading Previous ams: light sensor with 50/60Hz flicker detect eliminates bandingNext Express Logic: X-Ware IoT platform achieves Arm PSA certification Azul Systems announced a new initiative with Eurotech. By working together, Azul and Eurotech are able to deliver tested, certified, 100% open source builds of OpenJDK for Java developers building solutions on Eurotech’s hardware devices.Azul Systems has been shipping Zulu Embedded builds of OpenJDK since 2014, with millions of instances deployed worldwide in a wide variety of embedded, OEM and IoT use cases. Zulu Embedded is available in multiple form factors and distribution types supporting x86, Arm, MIPS, PowerPC, and SPARCV9 processors. With Zulu Embedded, developers can build and run Java applications on all major Linux distributions as well as Windows, QNX, and macOS.Eurotech designs and delivers IoT building blocks and solutions including embedded computers, IoT gateways, IoT device middleware, IoT cloud platform software for device & embedded application management and professional services to meet the requirements of partners and customers worldwide.Deep industry expertise and capabilities allows Eurotech to apply, combine and/or customize technologies and solutions to support OEMs, system integrators and enterprise customers so that their products and services achieve both short time to market and cost savings benefits. Its products and services excel in industrial, transportation, smart energy, smart city, healthcare, and general IoT / M2M environments.Eurotech will be featuring their range of embedded boards and systems for edge computing and embedded IoT applications throughout embedded world. Azul Systems will also be attending embedded world, highlighting Zulu Embedded, their Java development and runtime platform for OEMs and IoT/embedded systems.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

MS Dhoni fireworks in 2020 T20 World Cup? ICC’s tweet is a hit among cricket fans

first_imgMS Dhoni is said to have the best understanding of the T20 game in the business. He is credited for his quick decision-making abilities in the shortest format of the game and for his ball-to-ball calculations.With all this, Dhoni had led India to their T20 World Cup glory in the inaugural season of the tournament in 2007. Now, at a time when Dhoni is gearing up for the 50-over World Cup, ICC on Sunday asked fans if they wish to see more fireworks from Dhoni at the 2020 World Cup event too?Do you wish to see fireworks from @msdhoni’s willow at the 2020 T20 World Cup? https://t.co/scukR5WLtKICC (@ICC) April 28, 2019Well, fans had an obvious response to the question. Have a look what they had to say!pic.twitter.com/wJ84f4YamdBelanWali (@BelanWali) April 28, 2019I wish to see him fire like INDIA ‘S BRAHMOS MISSILE in world cup pic.twitter.com/PSQCSjm30pDr Dheeraj Prajapati (@DrDheerajPraja1) April 28, 2019Of course is this a question to ask??????Nabakrishna (@nabakrishna007) April 28, 2019please @msdhoni dont retire till 2020 t20 world cup ….we want to see u there #msdianAkhilesh Muley (@akhhi11) April 28, 2019For Thala Dhoni pic.twitter.com/hXGdATC1SZAnshuman Mishra (@AnshumanM19) April 28, 2019There have been speculations that the 2019 World Cup will be MS Dhoni’s last international appearance and he is expected to announce retirement from all formats of the game after that. But seeing Dhoni’s form in the IPL, it looks like he still has some years left in him.advertisementThe Chennai Super Kings captain played an unbeaten knock of 84 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and almost single-handedly took his team home. On another occasion, he won the game for Chennai with his 58-run knock against Rajasthan Royals.He has been the highest run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings this season with 314 runs from 10 matches.People have questioned Dhoni’s form over his ups and downs in the game in the last couple of years. However, Dhoni quashed all questions with his impressive knocks in India’s tour of New Zealand and Australia this year.Dhoni smashed fifty-plus knocks thrice in a row to help India register 2-1 win over Australia–their first ever bilateral ODI series win Down Under earlier this year.Also Read | From fairy tale beginning to 6 losses in a row: Kolkata Knights Riders’ woes at IPL 2019Also Read | IPL 2019: Unadkat credits Steve Smith’s backing for match-winning spell vs SRHAlso Seelast_img read more