Double H Celebrates B-day Bash in a Black and White Affair

first_imgDouble H, the Lebanese kingof Hott FM 107.9, recently celebrated his 35thbirthday at the Sky Bar on June 21, 2014 during its all black and white affair.A celebrity from all walks of entertainment, conservatives, and government officials graced the occasion, showing mad love to the birthday boy.Decked out in a fresh all white and black tailored attire, Double H welcomed those who came out during his b-day bash to celebrate one of Liberia’s top music promoter’s who’s making positive things happen.“I’m too many things, apart from being part of the Hott FM family, I’m also with Blue Links records and also do Blue Links Promotions. I host at Skybar Thursday nights promoting everything for Liberian entertainment; I’m just trying to do the best for it,” Double H said.Hazem Harb – that’s his real name – has been doing a lot of work in promoting entertainment alongside his Hott FM family, and said his birthday bash was all about helping Liberian communities and not about him.‘My B-day bash is something we’re trying to do under the theme of promoting Liberian entertainment. Though we did things like have fun and good times during the party, at the same time we’ll be putting smiles on faces of people in the community of Palah, Brewerville, with the money we made,” he added.HottFM has surprisingly given back tremendously through “Doing Good in the Hood” and now with their most recent project in the Brewerville community.“We’ll be building three bathrooms for them. We already started the project but I’m also using my birthday money to give back, and all of the money is going back to this project and also big thanks to Sky Bar management who are also aiding in this project.Double H has turned 35 and, together with HottFM, they have now developed and expanded their media enterprise by adding a radio sub-station in Ganta; expanding Hott FM’s broadcast to more people.“It’s a new station we’re trying to develop and so far we started with a community station in Ganta. The second project is going to be in Buchanan, while the third project is going to be in Gbarnga and so on.”“Everything requires hard work, and I believe in four things in life: the fear God, respect, family – because it’s all about family, and patience. When you get all these things together, everything’s going to happen,” he smiled.From LIB Life, we wish you a happy birthday as you continue to make a way for the Liberian music industry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

APNU/AFC’s major renewable energy projects remain incomplete

first_imgAfter almost 5 years in officeAfter almost five years in Government, the Public Infrastructure Ministry has only been able to install solar panels and energy-efficient lights, while a number of major projects that Government had announced would lead to renewable energy remain unfinished, even as elections and the end of a term in office draws closer.The Public Infrastructure Ministry held a press conference on Wednesday, where an account was given for the Ministry’s performance for last year. When it comes to energy, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson announced that they installed 81 solar panels on Government buildings for 2019.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonHe also noted that at a cost of $165 million, over 20,000 energy-efficient lights were changed in the hinterland. But projects such as the Hope wind farm, the Kato hydropower project, and the Mabaruma solar farm remain in the works.The Mabaruma solar farm project, according to the Minister, is presently still at the tendering phase for certain components. Patterson was, nevertheless, optimistic that the project would be completed by next month.“The panels are installed… we have a series of panels on posts on the ground. They take over an area of about an acre. The rumour on the ground of it being taken over by bush was a question of the guys not weeding it… that has been taken care of. That’s (not what’s) wrong with them, the solar panels have a lifespan of 25 years.”Cheung Falls in Kato which is yet to come on stream“The issue with the operation of the whole system is the panels, the software, battery and inverters. The issue was the batteries and inverters were incorrectly installed. So those are the new ones that are out to tender and will be installed… the tender was out two months ago… it’s supposed to be finished before (February 23).”In the case of the wind farm, Patterson explained that all the technical aspects are supposed to have been completed. He noted that the project is now a matter for the developer and his financing. Other projects are also in the pipeline.Some are being carried out by the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), while others are being overseen by the Hinterland Electrification Company Incorporated (HECI). Both come under the jurisdiction of the Public Infrastructure Ministry.“The GEA has identified seven potential sites located along the Guyana coast to conduct detailed wind resource assessments, to develop utility-scale grid-connected wind farms. And we’re monitoring them as we speak now. We need a year’s data, and with that data, we will invite persons to bid or develop projects to harness the wind energy,” he said.Image of the proposed site for the Hope wind farm which is incompleteIn the case of several of these projects, 2019 had been cited as the year for them to come on stream. The Mabaruma solar farm, one such project, in the end, was not completed in that stipulated timeframe, while a contract for B&J to construct a hydropower plant on Cheung River in Kato was signed last year.Discussions about building the Hope wind farm, which has International Pharmaceutical Agency’s (IPA) Lloyd Singh as an investor, had resurrected since 2015 when the current Government came into office.In addition, there has been criticism of how much electricity they can actually provide to the grid, compared with the Amaila Falls Hydro Project (AFHP) – a project started by the previous Government but was scrapped by this administration, who had controlled the National Assembly by a one-seat majority.The project could have been generating about 50 per cent more electricity than the entire Guyana Power and Light (GPL) supply.The Government itself has announced that the Mabaruma solar farm when it comes on stream, will be able to provide 400 Kilowatts (KW) of power. Meanwhile, Kato hydropower is expected to provide 150 KW. On the other hand, the Hope wind farm will provide an estimated 16.8 Megawatts (MW).The AFHP, on the other hand, was supposed to have an installed capacity of 165 MW. To give an idea of its potential, a report by Norwegian company Norconsult had found that the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) had a generation capacity of 164.9 Mega Watts, less than Amaila. This an example of a project that, had it been pursued, may have come on stream by now.last_img read more

Expo to highlight Disabilities Awareness Month

first_imgFor information call Martin Browne at (562) 698-2131. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Local residents are invited to attend the free “Celebrating Abilities,” the fifth annual expo and celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month. The expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Oct. 17 at the Whittier Historic Depot, 7333 Greenleaf Ave. The event is being co-sponsored by the City of Whittier Accessibility Committee, Community Services Department and Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA). The day will feature exhibits and displays on employment assistance information, advocacy, independent and assisted living, parent education, support programs and social services resources. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL will see snow this Christmas, according to forecasters.Forecasters say we will get some snow on the hills today and some more on Christmas Eve.And some of them say we will get snow on Christmas Day – and that could prove amateur weatherman and postman Michael Gallagher correct! Michael, who studies nature to predict the weather, had been dismissed as a crank by RTE forecaster Evelyn Cusack in a number of broadcasts.But whether or not his methods are correct, forecasters from Met Eireann, the BBC and the UK Met Office and online sites are all pointing to a windy – and snowy – Christmas for Donegal this year.Geoff Maskell from the BBC said gales will lash the North West over the next few days, with a storm expected on Monday.He said there will be snow on Sunday morning – and again on Sunday evening. And there will be more snow on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, with a chance of some snow in the North West on Christmas Day.However most of it will fall on higher ground.Here’s Met Eireann’s forecast until December 26Very disturbed weather through the next week with some extremely windy or stormy periods likelyCold on Saturday evening and overnight with further showers, mostly in southwestern, western and northern counties, some turning wintry in places overnight.Sharp frost developing with icy stretches on untreated surfaces and overnight lows of around zero.Sunday will be very cold with blustery westerly winds and occasional wintry showers. Falls of sleet and snow are likely – especially in the west and north of the country. Cold and frosty for a time Sunday night, but temperatures rising overnight as more heavy rain and strong winds spread countrywide by Monday morning.Monday: Potentially stormy on Monday and into Monday night, as heavy rain and gale force southerly winds give way to colder showery conditions with gale force southwest winds with severe squalls, which may cause some structural damage in places.Cold, very windy and showery on Christmas Eve, some showers possibly wintry on higher ground of the northwest. Afternoon highs of 5 to 7 degrees.Cold and frosty overnight.Latest indications suggest a frosty start to Christmas morning. The day is expected to be cold and bright day with some showers especially in the south and west with another milder, wet and extremely windy or stormy period expected on St Stephen’s day. MICKEY THE POSTMAN MIGHT BE RIGHT AS SNOW COULD BE ON WAY FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:Donegal Dailysnowweatherlast_img read more

Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 1

first_img Tags: premier league team of the weektop Sterling scored the only hattrick on opening weekend. (PHOTO/COURTESY)Man City started the defence of their Premier League title with a resounding 5-0 victory over West Ham United on Saturday. Raheem Sterling was the star of the show, scoring a hat trick while Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus also got in on the act, netting the other two goals.A day earlier, Liverpool had also gotten off to a flying start, beating Norwich 4-1 at Anfield. A goal apiece from Muhammad Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and Divock Origi coupled by Grant Hanley’s own-goal did the damage for Jurgen Klopp’s men.In the headline fixture of the opening weekend, Man United humiliated Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday thanks to a brace by Marcus Rashford and a goal each from Anthoney Martial and debutant Daniel James.Arsenal and Tottenham also kick-started their campaign with victories. The Gunners required a second-half Aubameyang lone strike to scrap past Newcastle United 1-0 while Spurs came from behind to defeat stubborn Aston Villa 3-1 at home. Star-player Harry Kane helped himself to a brace after debutant Tonguy Ndobele had levelled matters for Spurs.Burnley and Brighton were the other winners on the opening weekend, defeating Southampton and Watford 3-0 respectively. The other three fixtures all ended in draws.Here are the XI players who stood out for me this past weekend in a 3:4:3.GK: David De Gea (Man United)We all know how good De Gea can be and he was at his best in the win over Chelsea on Sunday. The Spaniard made 7 saves against the Blues, three more than any other goalkeeper on opening weekend.CB: Chris Mepham (AFC Bournemouth)Mepham opened the scoring in Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United and in the process, became the club’s third-youngest goal scorer in the Premier League.CB: Van Dijk (Liverpool)Arguably the best defender in the world currently. Van Dijk put out another brilliant performance in the 4-1 win over Norwich on Saturday, scoring the third goal, making three clearances and 5 interceptions.CB: Harry Maguire (Man United)The most expensive defender in the world and he on Sunday, he showed why United paid 80m for him. Maguire won 71% of his seven duels against Chelsea, while also making a match-high seven clearances.MF: Ainsley Mitland-Niles (Arsenal)Four tackles won, three clearances, three interceptions and the assist for Aubameyang’s winner, was as good as Mitland-Niles got in the 1-0 win over Newcastle United. He may not be a finished product yet but if he can put in such displays week in and out, then Hector Bellerin will have good competition for the right-back spot once the Spaniard returns to full fitness.MF: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)He is back and slowly getting to his best. De Bruyne was a consistent menace to West Ham and assisted one of the five goals in the 5-0 win over the Hammers on Saturday.Since his Premier League debut for Manchester City in September 2015, only Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen (49) has more assists in the competition than De Bruyne (46).MF:   Paul Pogba (Man United)Despite talk linking him to a move away from Old Trafford, Pogba looked unbothered as he made two assists in the 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.The two assists mean than Pogba has been involved in 18 Premier League goals – 10 goals and eight assists – since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of Manchester United.MF: Tonguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspurs)Ndombele marked his Spurs debut with a superb strike to pull his side level and set the stage for Kane’s late double.The France international became the first player to score on his Premier League debut for the club since Eric Dier against West Ham in August 2014.FW: Raheem Sterling (Man City).Sterling was outstanding in his side’s 5-0 win over West Ham and became the eighth player to score a hat-trick on the opening weekend of a Premier League campaign.The England international scored 17 league goals last season and after this start you would not back against him exceeding that tally this time around.FW: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs)Kane scored twice as Spurs came from a goal down to defeat Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday. Kane has now scored six goals in six Premier League appearances against Villa, netting four in his last two league meetings with them.FW: Ashley Barnes (Burnley)Barnes enjoyed the second-highest goal scoring season of his career last time out and might fancy his chances of doing even better in the 2019-20 campaign.His double against Southampton took his Clarets tally in the Premier League to 34 – 14 more than any other player for the club.Comments last_img read more

Scoil Mhuire gan Smál pupils host amazing nativity play

first_imgThere was great Christmas spirit in Scoil Mhuire gan Smál in Letterkenny this week as the pupils put on their Christmas play.Proud parents attended the children’s festive performance in the school’s sports hall.The usual characters such as Mary, Joeseph and The Three Wise Men were centre stage. Some new additions to the Nativity scene also made an appearance.A great festive time was had by all the children and adults.       Scoil Mhuire gan Smál pupils host amazing nativity play was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:childrendonegalletterkennyNativity PlayScoil Mhuire gan Smállast_img read more

49ers Jimmie Ward: ‘This is where I got drafted, where I’d like to stay’

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Jimmie Ward has six paychecks left to draw from the 49ers’ highest-paid base salary this season.These remaining six games are all that sit between him and his next contract, which may or may not come from the 49ers.“I’m not looking at free agency right now,” Ward said Monday. “I’ll stay here.”SANTA CLARA, CA – NOVEMBER 12: New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. (13) can’t make a catch in the end zone against San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmie Ward (20) in the fourth quarter at Levi’s …last_img read more

Cab Cam – Ben Klick, Stark County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On September 11th, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins headed to Northeast Ohio and paid a visit to Windy Way Farms in Massillon. That’s where he found 4th generation farmer Ben Klick harvesting soybeans. Find out how early harvest is shaping up in that part of the state and what Klick has learned from his Dad and Grandpa about farming for the long term.last_img

Does Big Data Affect Our Daily E-Commerce Experience?

first_imgThere’s no getting around it: the way marketers and retailers harness the power of big data can be a little on the creepy side. An innocent Google search on a specific subject can often result in you seeing nothing but targeted ads on that subject for the rest of the week wherever you turn. Yet the truth is that the large sets of data collected on you – and everyone else that has a presence on the internet – isn’t for some nefarious purpose. When it comes to e-commerce, for example, the use of big data can have an enriching effect on your ability to find the things you need, easier and more quickly. Here are the non-creepy advantages of big data when it comes to e-commerce.Data Results in PersonalizationBig data can be disconcerting when it’s used to serve up targeted ads when you’re not actively shopping. However, when you are looking for a specific product or service, it’s beneficial for e-commerce sites to have as much data on your internet habits as possible, as this means it will take a lot less time to find what you’re looking for by personalizing your search results. This is in your best interest — customers that find what they need are happy customers — as well as in the best interest of the site.Tailoring results to what an e-commerce site thinks you’re looking for can be hit or miss, of course. If there’s not enough data, it’s harder to extrapolate — but a well-tuned algorithm, working with lots of data points, can be incredibly accurate. Instead of spending half an hour scrolling listlessly through an e-commerce site for what you need, you can find it in just a few minutes with big data algorithms feeding you targeted search results instead. Amazon is probably the leading e-commerce site when it comes to using big data for products’ recommendations. Its “customer who bought this item also bought…” feature has proven to be extremely effective and highly appreciated by the users over the years. Simply put, big data means personalization, and that means a better overall shopping experience.Evaluating ProductsIt’s no coincidence that nearly every e-commerce site out there, from Amazon to Zappos, encourages customers to provide detailed feedback on their purchases. Sometimes this feedback just tells you how satisfied a customer was by offering a rating — something that has garnered 4.5 stars is likely better than one that’s only gotten 3 stars, for instance. But it often goes much further than that, as customers often leave detailed reviews to tell prospective shoppers the specific benefits and drawbacks of a particular product.This is, of course, a form of big data — hundreds, if not thousands of reviews, collated and analyzed in aggregate, in order to find an overall rating. Appropriately enough when it comes to user reviews, the bigger the data set, the better; a single one-star review might be a fluke, but dozens could indicate that the product you’re looking at isn’t going to be a good buy. Without big data crunching the numbers for you and presenting it to you in an easily understood format, you wouldn’t have the ability to weed out bad products before you buy them.Spending LessE-commerce is already a great way to save money while shopping. Whether it’s clothes, electronics, childcare items, pet supplies, or anything else you can think of, shopping online provides access to lower prices overall. Even the only downside to online shopping — the wait to receive your order — has been cut down considerably, thanks to expedited shipping options like Amazon Prime’s guaranteed 2-day delivery.Meanwhile, applying big data analytics to e-commerce means that you can find even more opportunities for savings. You can’t be expected to check dozens or even hundreds of sites yourself for the best deals on a single item, but big data analytics can do the job for you. Some popular tricks I use for that matter are Honey, a chrome app with millions of users intended to apply coupon codes to your purchase, and deal aggregator Best Deals Today, that provides access to discounts from around the web.The More, the MerrierThe more information you can provide for big data-driven analytics, the better these e-commerce sites can serve you and your needs. You can’t get that from a brick-and-mortar store, and that’s one of the reasons brick-and-mortar shops are struggling to last in the online era. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Yoav Vilner “Marketer to Watch” (Forbes). “Industry leader” (SAP). “Top 100 FinTech Influencer” . Tech blogger with exposure to millions. Advising startups across Europe, NYC, and Tel Aviv. Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Related Posts How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Tags:#Big Data last_img read more

How to Import Footage to a Windows System from an OS X Extended Card

first_imgManual TransferSo, I may have told a white lie in the introduction — claiming that I only have Windows systems. I do, have a decade-old MacBook hiding under the storage cabinet that I use to test Mac-specific Premiere Pro presets. That being said, it takes an incredibly long time to boot up, and just as long to perform a regular task. Offloading 320gb of footage onto this machine wasn’t practical, nor was it an option since all cards had to be ready for use again later in the evening. However, if the MacBook loaded faster and transferred at a reasonable speed, of course, I could offload the footage, then connect an exFAT drive to move the footage to the editing station. But that in itself is three transfers of 320gb and would take some time.Alternatively, to reduce post-shoot stress and avoid all of the above, take better care than I did when choosing the format of your card.Looking for more video production tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Color Grading Tips: The Ins and Outs of Correcting for a Pink SkyDocumentary Editing Tips for Working with Lots of FootageEverything You Need to Know About the Blackmagic RAW CodecEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Compression RatiosAfter MP3: The Past, Present, and Future of Audio Codecs Did you format your CFast Card the wrong way when setting up a new project? Yeah, we did too. Here’s are a couple of ways you can fix it.I’m even not going to hide behind a pretense here. I made this mistake last week, and after connecting the CFast Card reader to my Windows computer to see that it was not reading the card, I thought I was about to be on the phone politely asking the client to return to reshoot the whole day because the card had corrupted after the final shot.Then, I remembered that the Ursa Mini asks you which system format you want for the CFast Card when you start a new project. In the heat of the moment, I had not chosen exFAT and accidentally selected OS X Extended, and since I only have Windows systems, I was out of luck. Thankfully, some companies have foreseen such events and have release software that will connect an OS X Extended formatted card or drive to your PC.Image via Peter Gudella.Are you unsure about the difference between the two formats? It comes down to journaling. According to Tom Patrick of Macintosh-Data-Recovery.com,Journaling is a Mac OS X feature that is extremely helpful in protecting the system against the problems that arises due to power failures, hardware failures and directory corruptions. When the journaling is enabled on Mac, it keeps record entries of the changes to the files present on the disk. These entries are maintained in a special type of data structure called ‘Journal.’Therefore, Mac OS X Extended (HFS+) is the recommended recording format. In the (unlikely) circumstance that your media storage becomes corrupted, journaled data is more accessible for recovery, whereas exFAT does not support journaling.However, Mac OS X Extended is only natively supported by Mac OS, whereas both Mac OS and Windows support exFAT. Like I said, there are programs on the market that can help you get your footage onto a windows system. There are even a few tutorials on how to dive deep into the catacombs of your pc to alter some code to show the connected drive, but to keep things simple, we’re going to look at just two applications: HFSExplorere and MacDrive.As a side note, while I wrote this article for those who have incorrectly formatted their camera’s media storage, all of the solutions presented herein are viable for standard flash and disk drives.MacDrive MacDrive from Media Four is a $50 application, and it does a lot more than connect Mac-formatted drives to your Windows pc. You can repair the drive, reformat it (including back to exFAT), create and partition Mac disks, and so on. The most beneficial factor for me is that upon installing the software, much like a RAW or audio codec, the CFast card drive was viewable in my Windows directory, and I didn’t even have to open the software.Image via Mediafour.While there is a price tag attached to the software, you do get a five-day free trial. It’s common for many companies to offer a redacted version for the trial use of the software; you can convert five files but no more, you can apply a grade but can’t export, and so forth. However, MacDrive offers full use of the software for five days, and then you have to purchase the full version. Hopefully, I won’t be in the position of trying to import footage from an OS X Extended drive again, but if I did, MacDrive would be worth the price.HFSExplorerHFSExplorer is a free application, but it is slightly more complicated than MacDrive. It also requires Java, which many have grown weary of installing due to security issues. However, that’s the price you pay for free software. Unlike MacDrive, you won’t be able to view the connected drive in your file directory, and you will have to access the files through the software itself.To do so, hit File > Load File System From Device, and then extract to a new destination.That seems easy, right? Well, this is why I said it’s slightly more complicated than MacDrive — because it’s slightly troublesome loading a file system when you can’t see it. Therefore, you will need to autodetect the drive. If you’re having trouble following along, I suggest watching this tutorial from Raynel Gonzalez.last_img read more