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Joachim Loew has extended his contract as Germany coach until 2018. The man who guided Die Mannschaft to 2014 FIFA World Cup glory was originally contracted until the conclusion of UEFA EURO 2016. However, Low has reached an agreement with the German Football Association (DFB) to extend that deal until after Russia 2018.”I’m delighted that Joachim Loew’s remaining as national team coach until the 2018 World Cup,” said DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach in a statement. “With his competence, his ambition and with his commanding demeanour, Jogi does the national team and the DFB a great deal of good.”We want to remain at the top of the world and that is the aim that we share. On the DFB’s side, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure this country’s footballers have the best possible conditions.” I’ve said many times that it’s an incredibly big challenge and motivation for us all to confirm our success from Brazil. We still have a lot that we want to achieve.Joachim Loew Loew took charge of Germany following Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to step down after the 2006 World Cup. He had worked as Klinsmann’s assistant in the two years building up to that tournament and since becoming head coach, he has led Germany to the final of EURO 2008, as well as to the semi-finals of South Africa 2010 and EURO 2012.”I’ve said many times that it’s an incredibly big challenge and motivation for us all to confirm our success from Brazil,” Low said. “Our young team have not reached the end of their development yet, and the same goes for the majority of our players. “That is why I would like to thank the president Wolfgang Niersbach and general secretary Helmut Sandrock for the faith, support and the offer to extend our contracts prematurely.”In addition to extending Loew’s contract, the DFB have also fitted out his assistants with new deals while extended general manager Oliver Bierfhoff’s duties to include the project management of a new DFB academy.Loew said: “Thomas Schneider, Andreas Kopke, Oliver Bierhoff and I have accepted this offer because we have great pleasure working with the players and the team behind the team. Together we want to continue along the path we are on. We still have a lot that we want to achieve.”
DONEGAL photographer Adam Rory Porter has done it again – with another sensational snap of our sky at night.And this time he managed just about capture a hint of the Northern Lights above Inishowen, with the Milky Way in all its glory.Said Adam: “I was out and about last night near at Kinnego Bay. “I was a nice surprise to see the Northern Lights, a wee hint of them on the horizon as the edge of the Milky Way was rising over the North Atlantic.”Adam is a member of the Buncrana Camera Club which has brought stunning images of Inishowen and the rest of Donegal to a massive worldwide audience through their incredible snaps – many of the Northern Lights.“We’re not doing too badly for a wee group set up just four years ago,” said Brendan Diver the club.“There was a dozen of us with an interest in photography and we began to meet up in O’Flaherty’s pub in Buncrana every Tuesday to talk about our passion. “We go outdoors at least once a fortnight as a group and picture what we can. When the Northern Lights turn up it is always special for us.”Looks like we’re in for a decent weekend (apart from the first half of Saturday).Here’s our weather report:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2014/04/25/glorious-mainly-the-dd-weekend-weather-report-with-the-mount-errigal-hotel/Want to find out when the Northern Lights will be back Follow this:Tweets by Aurora_AlertsWOW! ADAM DOES IT AGAIN WITH SNAP OF MILKY WAY AND THE DONEGAL NORTHERN LIGHTS was last modified: April 25th, 2014 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:adam rory porterdonegalInishowennorthern lights
Good news North Coast! The much-anticipated sport Dungeness crab season will open on time this year, and the season’s first crustaceans can be legally hauled from the salty waters of oceans and bays beginning Saturday morning. After last year’s domoic acid debacle, which delayed both sport and commercial openers, this is welcome news. Here on the North Coast, winter crabbing is a tradition that dates back generations. Boats will be working the near shore waters, bays and river mouths baiting, …
Pam Green of Second Chances believes that true change is possible if everyone plays a part in improving the lives of their fellow citizens. (Images: Second Chances)A complicated break-up left Pam Green destitute, but she managed to overcome adversity with the help of close friends who lent her their support.Following her personal triumph, Green took it upon herself to help other people going through similar struggles who had also been left without a home or a means to provide for themselves.Shortly after making this decision, she founded Second Chances, an initiative aimed at creating social upliftment and embracing ubuntu, the spirit of helping your fellow citizen, through social media.“I have always felt the desire to help,” Green told Independent Online.“In my school days I used to go a couple of times a week and volunteer at orphanages in the afternoons. I started actively initiating projects and getting more involved… It is very important to pay it forward and always remember where you come from.”THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIASocial media has fast become a powerful tool for companies and organisations to get their names into the public eye and drive their business.It is no surprise then that Second Chances tapped into this potential to help drive social upliftment and get South African citizens to play an active role in improving the lives of the less fortunate.The organisation makes use of social media to bring pressing issues such as unemployment, poverty and substance abuse to the attention of people who are in a position to help. In this way, it acts as a link between the source of help and where the help is needed.GET INVOLVEDIf you would like to play a part in this online initiative that is changing people’s lives one tweet at a time, visit its get involved page for more details.To see some of the great work Second Chances is doing, visit its Facebook page.“I’m so grateful to those who now follow the work that I do, who support the work that I do and get involved,” Green said.“But most importantly (I am grateful) to the people who trust me enough to get involved in their lives.”Watch Green pay it forward:PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.
SharePrint RelatedEnvironmental initiatives of geocachingMarch 19, 2019In “News”Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) announcement for 2019January 7, 2019In “Environmental Initiatives”Geocachers Cleanup Awards for Cleaning UpJuly 8, 2012In “Community” “This CITO’s a Beach”By: MissJennThe CITO season is thick upon us. This past weekend, several Lackeys joined dozens of other geocachers at two CITO events near Groundspeak HQ.Dani, LutherNation and myself (MissJenn) participated in “This CITO’s a Beach.”MissJenn holding the CITO flagRain fell heavily as we drove towards the location and when we got there, no one else was in the designated meeting point. Oh no! Did everyone else cancel because of the weather?Not at all. It was simply the fact that we had arrived an hour early and no one was there yet. This was a perfect opportunity to go find a nearby geocache where we enjoyed views of Puget Sound and listened to the barking of the nearby sea lions.At the actual start time, gloves and yellow CITO garbage bags were distributed to the many people who braved our typically-wet weather. What at first looked like a very clean little park proved to be a park that really needed our help.Larger pieces of trash cleaned off the beachWe collected a spare tire, various chunks of discarded metal, fluorescent light tubes, some bad beer that teenagers had saved for a later party, and a car seat . There were plenty of the usual discarded cans and bottles. The highlight of the day was a huge and heavy piece of bulky chain link that was actually still attached to something buried deeply in the sand. I pulled on it and it would not budge. Several more-muscled geocachers came to my aid. We joked that perhaps we ought not to yank it out in case it is the drain plug that keeps the water in Puget Sound. The team eventually managed to “encourage” a weak link to break off and we trashed that very large eyesore off the beach. The sea lions playing nearby looked at us approvingly.We hauled the litter that we found all the way down the beach, up a steep staircase that crossed the railroad tracks, and through the park to the litter collection point. A job well done!Trash collected during CITOMeanwhile, a few miles away, other Lackeys joined nearly 30 other geocachers at the Bellevue Parks Arbor Day CITO.They planted evergreen trees that towered six or more feet tall. While this was part of a larger tree-planting, there was a portion of this event that was specifically organized by geocachers and for geocachers. It was a great way to give back to Washington, also known as the Evergreen State. Another job well done!More events like these are coming up all over the world. Please check the CITO calendar to find one near you.Tell us about your CITO event. What was the most unique piece of garbage you threw away?Share with your Friends:More
Continue Reading Previous Establishing a root of trust to secure the IoTNext SINTRONES: fanless box computer for deep learning AI operations Apacer is participating at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, showcasing its latest industrial products and technologies for transportation applications, including industrial 3D TLC NAND SSD solutions, CoreVolt technology, TCG Opal 2.0 solutions, and extremely rugged XR-DIMM solutions.In response to the rapid growth in need of higher capacity with enhanced performance for transport industrial flash storage solutions, Apacer is launching brand new industrial 3D TLC NAND solutions that adopt 64-Layer BiCS3 structure and are equipped with Over-Provisioning technology to help optimize SSD performance, alleviate memory wear and prolong SSD lifespan. The ability to operate within a wide range of temperatures means that even under severe conditions, Apacer 3D TLC NAND SSD products will still maintain outstanding performance.Apacer’s proprietary CoreVolt technology is composed with special hardware circuit design and is specifically to stabilize SSD’s data read/write operation for enhancing data protection in real time. It is ideal for the transportation applications hence there is no interruption in data transmission when system voltage instability occurs.Amidst the continuous advancement in the storage technologies of SSDs, choosing products that can store an immense amount of data securely has become the priority of many companies. Apacer offers a variety of products with the TCG Opal 2.0 technology. TCG Opal 2.0 SSDs handle the encryption of information within the device without the need for a host, enabling fast encryption and minimizing the risk of data leakage without affecting system performance. Apacer’s TCG Opal 2.0 products come in a variety of form factors, including 2.5″, M.2, mSATA, and MO-297. Apacer’s XR-DIMM uses the innovative board-to-board connector design to fit tightly and securely onto the motherboard. In addition, it adopts the highly durable 300-pin connector and mounting holes to effectively prevent memory modules from dislocating or coming away due to vibration or shock. This greatly improves the reliability of memory signal transmissions, serving as the strongest support for transportation applications. Its connector design meets the anti-vibration and anti-shock standards of MIL-STD-810 and ANSI/VITA 47-2005. Furthermore, it supports underfill, anti-sulfuration, conformal coating, and wide temperature technologies which ensure stable operation of the product under severely cruel environments. Apacer’s XR-DIMM is compatible with DDR4 2133/2400 specification, supports ECC function and comes in two capacity choices of 8 GB and 16 GB.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Watford chasing Lyon winger Maxwel Cornetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon winger Maxwel Cornet is attracting Premier League interest.The Mirror says Watford are keen on Cornet – but it will cost them.French sources claim the Hornets are ‘in discussions’ over a £20 million deal.The 20-year-old Ivory Coast international is also a target for AC Milan.Watford are looking to add players this window with Javi Gracia reported to be wanting no fewer than three new arrivals. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
RB Salzburg sensation Haaland warns Liverpool & Van Dijk: We’re fearlessby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Salzburg sensation Erling Haaland says he’ll be ready for his Champions League showdown with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.The 19-year-old striker bagged an impressive hat-trick in Salzburg’s Champions League opener against Genk – his fourth of the season.Next up for the Austrian side is a trip to Anfield to face the European Champions who are determined to bounce back from their Napoli defeat.”We’re fearless,” Haaland told Salzburg’s official website. “We’re not afraid of anything, and we always want to attack and score.”Haaland has the uneviable task of going up against UEFA Defender and Player of the Year van Dijk, but outlined his tactics for the challenge ahead.He added: “I don’t think you can train to play against him, but you can train on things that can maybe trick him or maybe set him out of position.”We all have to be at our best, every player, to have a chance against this team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Rutgers fought valiantly against No. 4 Michigan State Saturday night, but in the end, the Spartans did just enough to emerge from Piscataway with a victory. It helped that the Scarlet Knights made a mind-blowing mistake in the game’s final minute, however.Facing a 3rd-and-10 from Michigan State’s 40-yard-line, Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano, with his team trailing 31-24, took a sack with the game clock winding down. He then spiked the ball on fourth down – presumably because he was just trying to stop the clock. Instead, it ended Rutgers’ final drive.ICYMI: Here’s how the wild @MSU_Football at @RFootball game just ended. http://t.co/53KsFDAYu8— BIG 10.10 (@BigTenNetwork) October 11, 2015It’s unlikely that Rutgers would have scored on the game’s final play anyway. But you can imagine Rutgers fans aren’t thrilled with how things ended.