Kiwomya’s late cracker gives Chelsea FA Youth Cup triumph

first_imgAlex Kiwomya’s brilliant late strike gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory at Derby, taking them into the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.Kiwomya, son of former Ipswich and Arsenal forward and now Notts County manager Chris, smashed in a glorious winner after cutting in from the left in the final 10 minutes of a thrilling – and feisty – game at Pride Park.Chelsea’s youngsters bossed the opening period, playing with confidence from the back and picking holes in the home defence with ease.The Blues took full advantage of Derby’s eagerness to press high up the pitch and could easily have been three or four goals ahead by the break.The pace and trickery of Chelsea’s front line, in particular the lively Kiwomya, regularly carved open the Rams rearguard.Lewis Baker missed a great chance after a fine move and another attack almost led to a goal for Kiwomya, who also saw an effort go just wide.But Baker’s low penalty, which crept under keeper Ross Etheridge after the goalkeeper had taken out Rhys Mitchell, was all the visitors had to show for their dominance.Mason Bennett hit the post with Derby’s first noteworthy chance, in first-half stoppage time.However, the hosts improved markedly after half-time.The excellent Bennett played a major part in levelling when his left-wing cross took a huge deflection off the unfortunate Alex Davey and looped in at the far post.Chelsea, who had been disrupted by injuries, settled after a nervy 10-minute spell.Kiwomya was denied by the on-rushing Etheridge and the striker then failed to connect when through one-on-one.But it was Kiwomya who restored Chelsea’s advantage on 82 minutes with a breathtaking 20-yard shot that fizzed into the bottom corner.The Rams pressed late on and could have forced extra time when they hit the woodwork for the third time, but Chelsea held on and will play Liverpool or Hull in the semi-finals.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Teaching with tablets piloted in E Cape

first_img23 July 2013South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is providing multimedia tablets and training to 160 teachers at 11 schools in the Eastern Cape as part of a project that aims to develop a mobile teaching model that can be applied countrywide.The CSIR’s Meraka Institute said on Friday that it had completed a one-year pilot phase in which 17 teachers at Arthur Mfebe Senior Secondary School in Cofimvaba were trained in using digital content on tablets to support traditional teaching and learning.A comprehensive mobile learning curriculum had been developed for this purpose, the CSIR said, and learnings from the pilot phase were being applied in the first phase of the project, which would see tablets rolled out to 11 additional schools over the next two years.The rollout began on Friday, and would be followed by a second phase, starting in 2014, in which tablets would be rolled out to a further 14 schools.The Meraka Institute’s Merryl Ford believes that the innovative use of mobile technology has the power to transform education.“These devices will help to change the landscape of education in rural areas, allowing teachers and students greater access to knowledge and education resources,” Ford said in a statement on Friday.She added that the project was “turning old models and approaches upside down by starting with the most disadvantaged schools in the country … If what we’re doing works in rural schools, it will work anywhere.”The project employs a “learn to earn” model, in which teachers get the opportunity to earn their tablets by attending training courses once a month in the afternoons, and by using them in their classrooms to support teaching and learning processes. This is further supported by a system in which teachers are rewarded with “digital badges” to encourage their progress.Once the teachers at each school show that they are ready, the rollout will be extended to learners as well. At Arthur Mfebe Senior Secondary, the second phase began on 18 July with each matric student receiving their own tablet to support their studies.“We want to develop a sustainable, replicable model that can be implemented across the country,” Ford said, adding: “The project is a partnership between ourselves, government, teachers and learners where everyone has a responsibility to make it work.“We are doing this with the schools, not for them, and we hope that by helping them become agents in their own success, the project will be successful far beyond our involvement.”The project, dubbed ICT4RED, is a sub-projects of the over-arching Technology for Rural Education Development (TECH4RED) project, a collaborative effort between the national departments of Science and Technology, Basic Education and Rural Development and Land Reform, and the Eastern Cape Department of Education.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Women of excellence: Salukazi Dakile-Hlongwane, corporate dynamo driving women’s empowerment

first_imgSalukazi Dakile-Hlongwane has said her entrepreneurial spirit was inspired by her mother, who helped support the family by making and selling dresses to their Soweto neighbours.Salukazi Dakile-Hlongwane has a passion for social upliftment and has spent her career developing Africa and its women. The company she helped to create, Nozala Investments, is a broad-based women’s investment firm that aims to ensure economic advancement for women.Dakile-Hlongwane grew up in Soweto. Her father was a civil servant and her mother made and sold dresses to neighbours. She has said this inspired her own entrepreneurial spirit. Dakile-Hlongwane went to school in Lesotho, where her parents sent her to escape the Bantu education system. After school, she did an economics degree and went to work for the Lesotho National Development Corporation. She then went to the United States to do her MA in development economics.Since then, Dakile-Hlongwane has worked for the African Development Bank in the Côte d’Ivoire capital of Abidjan, for the Southern African Development Corporation in South Africa, and for FirstCorp Merchant Bank in the structured finance unit. She has served as CEO of Eqstra Holdings Limited and is a director of MultiChoice Africa. She was also assistant general manager of specialised finance at BoE NatWest.Dakile-Hlongwane and two other women, Jean Ngubane and Dawn Mokhobo, were the founding members of Nozala when it was established in 1996. It is currently controlled by its founding members through Nozala Holdings and 10 women’s empowerment groups. A separate trust supports business start-ups in poor areas.last_img read more

Here’s Help Finding A Nearby “Office” Away From The Office

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#apps#mobile christina ortiz Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Working remotely is great – until it’s not. Like when you’re more enthusiastic about doing the laundry than doing your boss’ bidding, or when you crave a watercooler conversation. Or any kind of conversation. A free iOS app called Work+  helps you find spots that more or less match the work atmosphere you seek.Work+, by Tender C, uses a mix of simple location mapping and user ratings to find places in your area that could make a desirable temporary work space. This year it won second place for Best Overall Application in New York City’s software developer contest, Big Apps 3.0. The contest was the city’s challenge to developers to use city data and create apps that improve life in the Big Apple. What Are You Looking For?Do you need free Internet access? Want something to nosh? Or do you prefer to mix a little booze with your reports? Work+ can find that. The app will look for an “office” away from your home office and even allows you to save it for future reference.  A partnership with Foursquare also lets you check in without having to switch applications.The app can also gauge noise levels and find places that are dog friendly or have an “artful ambience.” However, when I asked for a quiet space with WiFi, that’s dog friendly and has an artful ambience, the local gas station down the street was recommended. Not ideal. Monitoring time spent away from the home office is fairly easy with a timer that records how long you spend at a venue, automatically shutting off when you leave. You can get monthly reports on where you’ve been working and for how long, and even compare your stats with how long others have spent working at your locations.If you’re looking for somewhere to work, or just a place that has decent WiFi other than Starbucks, this app is pretty helpful. Just don’t expect it to find you an engaging conversation. That’s all on you.   Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Ghana

first_imgMichael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng will be pivotal for Ghana in the World CupMichael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng are both returning after extended breaks from international football to play for Ghana at the World Cup, and Andre Ayew is also likely to be one of the country’s pivotal players in Brazil.Ghana narrowly missed becoming the first African team to reach the semifinals at a World Cup when it lost to Uruguay in the quarterfinals in 2010. The Black Stars had a penalty in extra time, but missed from the spot. Uruguay won in a shootout.The core of that to team is back for another try.Here are five players to watch:MICHAEL ESSIENSome Ghanaians have the feeling that Michael Essien owes them.Often outstanding for European clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid and now AC Milan, the hard-working central midfielder has missed many of Ghana’s big moments recently, including the last World Cup, because of injuries and then his sabbatical.The 31-year-old Essien returned to the squad last year and his ability to power Ghana’s World Cup challenge from the middle of the field may be crucial to the Black Stars’ hopes of reaching the latter stages.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENGHaving Kevin-Prince Boateng in the starting lineup has been a rare luxury for Ghana in the four years since the last World Cup.Boateng made himself unavailable for selection in 2011 and only returned late last year for the end of the qualifying campaign for Brazil, when he was eased back into the team by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah.He scored in the last playoff match against Egypt and offers big-game experience from Europe’s top leagues.A German youth international from under-15 level, Boateng chose Ghana, his father’s country, at senior level. His brother Jerome plays for Germany, which Ghana will face in the group stage at the World Cup.ASAMOAH GYANGhana’s leader from the front, Asamoah Gyan hasn’t always had the happiest time playing for his country.Gyan missed a crucial penalty in extra time against Uruguay that could have put the Black Stars into the 2010 World Cup semifinals. He also missed from the spot in the semifinals of the African Cup in 2012 as Ghana was eliminated.The 28-year-old forward has taken on the captaincy and often fights a lone battle as Ghana’s solitary striker.KWADWO ASAMOAHA defender or midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah is versatile and valuable.Asamoah plays on the left side of defense or midfield and can also operate as a central midfielder with the ability to push forward and create and score goals.At 25, the Juventus player already has six years of experience with Ghana and six years in Serie A.ANDRE AYEWThe son of Abedi Pele, who is still recognized as Ghana’s best player ever, Andre Ayew comes from the closest thing to Ghanaian football royalty.The 24-year-old winger has pace and skill and can also play as a second striker, but has sometimes been a troublesome figure in the Ghana setup.Ayew was excluded from the squad for the last African Cup after failing to report for duty at a pre-tournament training camp. He has since made up with coach Kewsi Appiah and is one of Ghana’s most creative players.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar, Helen named for Giants International Awards

first_imgCricket maestro and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse Helen are among this year’s Giants International awardees, according to an announcement here Tuesday.Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be honoured for her lifetime contribution to films.The awards shall be given away by the Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah at a function Wednesday.Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be honoured for her lifetime contribution to films.The other awardees include Urvi Piramal (Business & Industry), Hemant Thacker (Medicine), Kulinkant Luthia (Social Service), Bahubali Shah (Journalism), Anu Malik (Music) and Patangrao Kadam (Education).Giants International was founded Sep 17, 1972 by Nana Chudasama who is now its world chairman, with a purpose to serve humanity, promote unity, harmony and homogeneity among its members.For the past 35 years, it has worked for family planning, disaster management, flood relief, rainwater harvesting, low-cost housing, AIDS, drugs abuse awareness, academics, medicine, environment and saving the girl child.According to Giants International Executive World Chairperson Shaina NC, the organisation has 600 branches in India and abroad in countries like the US, Britain, Africa, Ukraine and Mauritius.last_img read more