Nigeria star sends fans wild after World Cup heroics against Iceland

first_imgLeaving Kari Arnason for dead, Musa checked back inside once more before coolly finishing beyond the helpless Hannes Halldorsson.After taking his total World Cup Finals tally to four, the pacey striker sent Twitter users crazy for his fantastic efforts – with some even calling for him to be made President!Check out the best Tweets below! 2 Ahmed Musa with the kind of performance that makes kids fall in love with football.— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) June 22, 2018 Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa sent fans on social meltdown for his electric performance against Iceland.The Leicester City striker, who spent last season on loan at CSKA Moscow, scored two outstanding goals to all-but ensure his country would progress to the last-16 of the World Cup in Russia. Gentle reminder that Ahmed Musa has more goals than Messi, Aguero, Gabriel Jesus,Neymar and HazardI have nothing to say..Ill just exit now— (@OnimoleOfLagos) June 22, 2018 After a rather dour first half, the game kicked into life when the Super Eagles sprung a rapid counter-attack from their opposition’s own attacking throw.Chelsea star Victor Moses raced away down the right, put in a cross to Musa, and the 25-year-old plucked the ball from the air before smashing a half-volley home.However, he was not finished there.With the perennial underdogs looking to find a way back into the game, Musa broke free down the left-hand side thanks to his searing pace. The Leicester City striker showed incredible pace and composure to score his second goal Messi spotted celebrating Ahmed Musa’s Goal 😂😂🙆 #NGAISL— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) June 22, 2018 Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals for Nigeria 2 Replay of Musa’s goal. #NGA— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) June 22, 2018 Let’s settle this RIGHT NOW!! Retweet for Musa Like for Messi— C’EST LA VIE OUT NOW 🔥 (@MomoFromTogo) June 22, 2018 Ahmed Musa for President For Unity and Prosperity.— Leme (@Abdulrahmanleme) June 22, 2018last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Bees tipped to move for Watford striker

first_imgBrentford are looking to sign striker Jerome Sinclair on a six-month loan from Watford, according to The Sun.Sinclair, 20, was linked with a move to Griffin Park before Watford signed him from Liverpool during the summer.He has not made a first-team appearance for the Hornets, and Bees boss Dean Smith is said to be keen to agree a deal to sign him when the transfer window reopens in January.The deal would mean Watford would be unable to recall him during the course of any loan spell, The Sun say.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Chelsea loan deals and QPR trialists

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesCharly Musonda has joined Celtic on loan from Chelsea for 18 months. It will see the 21-year-old Belgian spend the whole of next season at Parkhead as well as the rest of the current campaign.Baba and Nathan go tooEmbed from Getty ImagesBaba Rahman’s loan move back to Schalke has been confirmed, while Chelsea have loaned Nathan to Portuguese top-flight side Belenenses.Left-back Baba, 23, has been out of action for almost a year, having suffered a serious knee injury while on loan at Schalke last season.He has rejoined the German club on an 18-month loan deal, so will spend next season with them as well as the rest of the current campaign.Nathan’s move is for the rest of the season.Palmer back in actionEmbed from Getty ImagesKasey Palmer played 45 minutes for Chelsea’s development side on Monday evening as part of his comeback from a hamstring injury.Palmer, whose season-long loan at Huddersfield was recently cut short, came on for the second half in a Premier League 2 match against Everton.Daishawn Redan scored for Chelsea, who lost 2-1.Blues to face HullEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea have been drawn at home to Championship side Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, Tottenham who face a fourth-round replay at Wembley against Newport County, will be away to Millwall or Rochdale if they avoid an upset against the Welsh club.QPR look at trialistsEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are giving a trial to Arsenal’s Aaron Eyoma and Forest Green Rovers’ Charlie Cooper.Eyoma, a 20-year-old winger, has not made a senior appearance for the Gunners. He spent part of last season on loan at Dutch second-tier side FC Volendam.Midfielder Cooper, also 20, was signed by Forest Green from Birmingham City last year.Both featured for QPR’s development side in a match against Colchester on Monday afternoon.So too did Grant Hall, who was passed fit to play following knee trouble.Colchester won the game 3-2. Rangers’ goals were scored by Ilias Chair and Chay Tilt.Prohouly exit confirmedQPR have confirmed the departure of youngster Axel Prohouly.West London Sport recently revealed that Prohouly, Dan Darbyshire and Danny Rowe were set to leave by mutual consent after being told they have no future at the club.Rangers have since confirmed the departures of Darbyshire and Rowe, and Prohouly has now also moved on. The French forward, 20, was signed in the summer of 2015 after being released by Monaco. He did not made a first-team appearance for  the R’s.Vibe deal agreedBrentford have agreed a £1m deal to sell Lasse Vibe to Yanbian FC.West London Sport recently revealed that Vibe, 30, was in talks with the Chinese clubEdun could be loaned outEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham are hoping to loan out Tayo Edun before Wednesday’s transfer deadline and offload Rafa Soares.The Whites want midfielder Edun (pictured), 19, to gain more first-team experience and he is available along with young Estonian Mattias Kait.Soares joined on loan from Porto in the summer and has hardly featured, and the Portuguese outfit are only willing to end his tenure at Craven Cottage if he secures a move to another club.Spanish club Levante are interested in signing youngster Matt O’Riley on loan but Fulham do not want him to golast_img read more

Global role for Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

first_imgMauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been named the vice-chairman and trustee of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). The organisation is striving for the scientific independence of Africa. South Africa is also actively engaging young people to take up careers in the Stem fields. Newly appointed vice-chairman of the Planet Earth Institute, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, gives a keynote address at the London headquarters of the institute on 1 July 2015. South African Minister of Science Naledi Pandor is in the background. (Image: Facebook) • Meet the new president of Mauritius  • New push for careers in science and innovation  • Infographic: Africa’s best brands  • Enactus promotes entrepreneurship, innovation  • Social assistance & your taxes: how many people do you support?  Priya PitamberScientist, biologist and president of Mauritius – now Ameenah Gurib-Fakim can add another role to her list: she has been appointed vice-chairman and trustee of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) striving for the scientific independence of Africa.“Mauritius has a proud track record of investing in scientific excellence and developing research,” she said. “In the future, science, technology and innovation will be vital in creating jobs and prosperity for our citizens in Mauritius and across the mainland African continent.“I look forward to helping lead the PEI’s work as vice-chairman and trustee, and in turn to contributing to our continent’s increasing scientific and technological excellence, as the underlying foundations of our sustainable development.”PEI will also open an office in Mauritius to run science, technology and innovation programmes. The organisation’s headquarters is in London; it also has an office in Luanda, Angola.The Mauritian office will open on 23 November. There will also be a high level meeting with African government ministries, international institutions, private businesses, local and pan-African universities, and civil society. A policy roundtable will focus on “Mauritius and Africa’s scientific independence: the role of business”.A huge privilege to welcome @aguribfakim to @PlanetEarthInst & a fantastic step forward for our work #scienceAfrica — Alvaro Sobrinho (@Alvaro_Sobrinho) October 22, 2015Soon after becoming president, Gurib-Fakim opened up in an interview with TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation. She said as a female biologist, she had been through the glass ceiling but would like to set a positive example for young people, especially girls. “I hope to be a role model to promote the learning of science, to make it interesting and sexy.”President of Mauritius & scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim joins @PlanetEarthInst. Hear our Q&A on science, devp &gender— SciDev.Net (@SciDevNet) October 22, 2015Stats and figuresAccording to the PEI, Africa’s scientific output is among the lowest globally. “As a continent of over a billion people and more than 50 nations, it has been producing roughly the same amount of scientific research as the Netherlands for the last 20 years,” the institution’s website reads.The continent also has one of the world’s lowest tertiary enrolment rates – of 7% compared to a world average of 30% – and “science is often further underrepresented and overlooked by students, with only around one in 10 choosing Stem (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects at university”. As a result, Africa continues to look elsewhere for scientific knowledge and expertise. Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of Stem subjects, but progress is being made. (Image: Screengrab via PEI)The PEI wants to change that. “Scientific independence is not and could never be scientific isolation – collaboration and co-operation is at the heart of scientific progression – but scientific independence for Africa means ultimately Africa can take better control of its resources, its people and its future,” the organisation said.It would like Stem subjects to be part of governments’ policies and priorities, to have the continent train and retain African scientists, and inspire the next generation into the field. “Ultimately, we believe scientific independence means that African problems can be solved by African-led solutions. Yes, supported by working in partnership with others around the globe, but with Africa independent and empowered to design and deliver its own sustainable future.”Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, the chairman of the PEI, said while Africa had sustained economic growth over the past decade, scientific and technological output had not kept pace. “Yet, if we want to ensure that sustainable development is a reality for all, we must make greater investments in science and technology, and equip our next generations with the skills they need to compete in a globalised, 21st century workplace.”South Africa’s progressThe country’s National Development Plan (NDP) aims to promote initiatives that offer young people access to higher education, skills development and training opportunities. It would also like to improve South Africa’s and Africa’s place in the world.There are numerous projects running to encourage young people to tackle Stem subjects, from school into university.National Science Week is held annually in South Africa to celebrate the Stem subjects, including innovation. It is led by the Department of Science and Technology and it brings together various stakeholders, role players and interest groups to promote awareness of the value of Stem to people’s daily lives.“We have an unfortunate legacy inherited from the former education system of our country, which discouraged black learners from taking mathematics and science for matric,” said Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor at the opening of the Unesco Africa Engineering Week at the University of Johannesburg in 2014. She called on children at the event to reverse the legacy and take up those subjects.“Our desperate need is for you, as the future of this country, to take the decision from Grade 10 right through to Grade 12, to study maths and science at school, and to persevere with these subjects, right up to university,” the minister said. “If you stick with this decision, in 20 years’ time our country will be transformed.”Bayanda Madi, an Ncube High School student, was inspired. “By studying maths and science, young people will be able to help South Africa develop,” she said. “I have learned that engineering makes life easy; engineers build bridges and roads to improve movement and create a healthy environment in communities to reduce overcrowding which often brings diseases like TB, for example,” said the aspiring mechanical engineer.Mzansi for ScienceThe Department of Science and Technology was also behind the launch of the online information hub, Mzansi for Science. It contains career and bursary information, and information about funding in the sector.“We are on a mission in Mzansi to make all South Africans realise that the gold of our tomorrow does not lie underground but in the minds of our current and future technologists, scientists, engineers, and innovators,” reads the website. “Our beautiful country is a gold mine of ideas and new inventions just waiting to happen.” The career opportunities in the fields of science and technology are endless. What are you currently studying or hoping to study in the near future? Posted by Mzansi For Science on Tuesday, September 1, 2015The site was also created to raise awareness about the role of science, technology and innovation. It also celebrates unsung South African heroes and encourages South Africans to study, support and invest in the sciences.We have started a movement to get all South Africans to use #science, #technology and #innovation — Mzansi For Science (@Mzansi4Science) August 28, 2015 South Africa’s riches don’t lie underground, but in the minds of scientists and innovators. Together we can achieve great things! Posted by Mzansi For Science on Friday, August 28, 2015The department partnered with the South African National Space Agency, the Technology Innovation Agency, the Mineral and Metallurgical Innovation (Mintek), the Academy of Science of South Africa, and the National Research Foundation to create the portal.last_img read more

ValueAct To Microsoft: Start Paying Attention To Bottom Line

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… brian proffitt Tags:#Bing#cloud computing#Microsoft#mobile#Office 365#ValueAct#Windows center_img Related Posts Rather than take on activist investor fund ValueAct Capital in a nasty proxy fight so soon after the announced departure of CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft has opted to allow ValueAct regular access to Microsoft management and directors, and even the option for ValueAct president Mason Morfit to join the Microsoft board.According to an 8-K regulatory form filed with the SEC Friday, Microsoft agreed to the deal to prevent ValueAct from launching a proxy fight, talking smack about Microsoft or its management team and trying to pick up more than 4.9% of Microsoft’s common stock shares, among other stipulations.Clearly Microsoft was looking to avoid the proxy fight more than anything, since ValueAct is currently managing an estimated $12 billion in funds, and 5% of Microsoft stocks is currently worth $14 billion.ValueAct and Microsoft representatives have categorically denied that this move, oh-so-conveniently made just prior to the U.S. holiday weekend, is related to Ballmer’s announced 12-month departure, though that seems somewhat disingenuous. Ballmer’s intent to leave the company so soon after he and his management team had announced plans to realign the corporation into a “devices and services” company seemed more than a little strange, and many industry observers now suspect that ValueAct’s moves may have had at least an indirect effect on the timing of Ballmer’s departure.Even if the two events are unrelated, the entrance of ValueAct as a player in Microsoft’s destiny will make a big difference now. The search for Microsoft’s CEO, for instance, will almost certainly happen sooner than later, as ValueAct, which represents the desires of many more high-level investors than just the holdings it manages, will want Microsoft’s stock to climb as soon as possible.If anyone doubted that Microsoft wasn’t in trouble before, this deal with ValueAct should be the wake-up call. Never before has Microsoft had to worry about a proxy fight or the need to allow an activist investor group access to its management, much less a potential seat on the board of directors.This will not be an easy road to travel. Microsoft, while a steady money maker in some sectors, such as software sales on the desktop and server markets, is not seen as a major innovator by the marketplace or business partners.Innovation is the key driver for many investor’s decisions when they look at companies like Microsoft, Google, Oracle or IBM. It’s not just how much money the company is making now, but also how much the company can potentially make down the road.No one can take away the fact that Microsoft is practically printing money from Windows and Office sales, but its innovative moves made on Windows in the last few iterations have been viewed as lackluster at best or complete flops at worst. Office 365 and the migration of SharePoint collaboration software to the cloud is all well and good, but Microsoft is moving software to the cloud that Google has already had there for some time.In areas where Microsoft should be making strides in innovation, such as mobile, cloud and big data, its footprint is scarcely seen. Ironically, one of the technologies Microsoft is being very creative—Bing—is seen as a liability because it’s not generating profit.It is doubtful that ValueAct will be as rough on Microsoft as activist investor Carl Icahn has been on Dell, but there are times of big change for Microsoft ahead, which could be a damper on short-term revenues as enterprises and smaller companies start to wait and see what will become of Microsoft.Image by Adrianna Lee. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Heated exchanges in RS over child trafficking case

first_imgThe Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed heated exchanges between treasury benches and Congress members over the alleged involvement of a BJP leader in the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case. Trouble began soon after Rajani Patil of the Congress raised the issue of child trafficking in Jalpaiguri in which BJP West Bengal women’s wing leader has been arrested. Deputy Chairman P. J. Kurien asked her not to take any name. She said 40 per cent of human trafficking cases in India are reported from Assam and West Bengal.Personal allegations As she was elaborating her point, BJP MP Rupa Ganguly suddenly stood up and claimed that personal allegations were being levelled against her. This led to heated arguments between members of the ruling party and the Congress. Amid the heated exchanges, Mr. Kurien said if the name of an MP has been taken “directly or indirectly” by which people can understand who it is meant for, will be expunged. The West Bengal Crime Investigation Department (CID) had unearthed the child trafficking racket during raids at homes and nursing homes in Baduria area of North 24 Parganas district and Behala in the southern fringes of Kolkata and some other parts of south Bengal in November last year.In her special mention, Jharna Das Baidya (CPI-M) raised the issue of steep hike of ₹ 86 in price of non-subsidised LPG cylinder. She said the “unprecedented” hike in the price has caused lot of hardship to consumers who have given up subsidy on LPG cylinders or those who have exceeded their annual quota of 12 cylinders and demanded that the hike should be rolled back. Senior CPI-M leader Tapan Kumar Sen said millions of Central government employees are on strike on Thursday to protest against non-filling of vacancies, which has increased to 40 per cent of the total posts. He also said the government has “betrayed” the employees by not honouring the commitments to trade unions that the minimum wages recommended by the Pay Commission would be revised upwards.last_img read more

Noble receives key committee assignments

first_img26Jan Noble receives key committee assignments Categories: News,Noble News State Rep. Jeff Noble, of Plymouth, will have a key role shaping policies helping Michigan families in his first term in the House.Noble was appointed vice chair of the Families, Children, and Seniors Committee today by House Speaker Tom Leonard. Noble also will be a member of the Education Reform, Health Policy, and Transportation and Infrastructure committees.“Every one of these assignments tasks me with building a better future for Michigan,” Noble said. “Strengthening families, helping to improve our schools and our roads – these are all fundamental priorities. I am honored to be selected for these committees.”Noble is starting his first term in the House.###last_img

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first_img all party talksassemblycolum eastwoodDUP SINN FEINEastwood: People have sent a clear message to talks negotiatorsFOYLE MLASDLP SDLP leader Colum EastwoodSDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that negotiators in the all-party talks this week must listen to the clear message sent by voters – it’s time for politicians to get back to work.The Foyle MLA called on all parties to back his proposal to suspend the petition of concern and address issues of rights and equality on the floor of a reformed Assembly. Talks have been convened for Tuesday, May 7, by the Irish and British governments in a bid to get the Stormont Executive back up and running.A fresh impetus to restore devolution came in the wake of the barbaric murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry last month.He said: “People have used the opportunity presented by the local government election to send a very clear message ahead of this week’s talks. “The politics of division, deadlock and failure is finished. ShareTweet “It’s time for parties to come back together and for politicians to get back to work.“We have made a bold proposal to suspend the Petition of Concern for the lifetime of this Assembly and break the deadhand veto that has been used to abuse minority communities. “Issues of rights and equality could then be addressed on the floor of a reformed Assembly. “I have already had positive conversations with other party leaders and look forward to advancing the proposal during the talks.“These talks must be short, focused and productive. “We know the issues and we know the solutions. “All parties must be prepared to compromise to restore government and deal with the crisis in our health service and in our schools,” added the SDLP leader.Eastwood: People have sent a clear message to talks negotiators was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more