Downswell enthused by Under-17 challenge

first_imgNational Under-17 coach Andrew Edwards said the official inclusion of Wendell Downswell to the technical staff as an adviser to the side presently preparing for the CONCACAF final round in Panama next June can only be positive.Edwards hailed Downswell as a true servant of Jamaican football and believes his presence can only impact the team positively.”It is nothing new, what can be expected is that he will be more present in the flesh. He has always been a part of the set-up from I was appointed. He is youth coordinator/Youth Technical Director, he assists with the scouting process, provides guidance and supervises training programmes and plans, so he has always been with us,” Edwards shared.”There is no way we can have someone of the calibre of Mr Downswell and do not benefit from it. He is a true servant of Jamaican football in whatever capacity he has served, so I don’t expect him to be here and we do not see the benefits ,” he continued.Downswell, who helped guided two youth teams to world cups, was enthused and says he will be working extremely hard with the two coaches, Andrew and Omar Edwards, to ensure a successful campaign.”With my experience and knowledge I would help both coaches as it relates to the qualification. Both gentlemen (coaches) I recommended to be my assistant when I was with the under-17 and under-20s, so having worked with them before that lends itself to a good relationship,” said Downswell.”It will not be easy but we will be pulling all the stops to get the players ready. I am quite upbeat and enthused and I am expecting a successful journey,” Downswell said.Meanwhile, the team returned to camp this week and Edwards says they are focusing their preparation for the first game against the United States and coming away with positive result.MAKING PREPARATIONS”We recognised the enormity of the project in terms of the opposition we are going up against. But we have confidence in our players and we are just making preparations to give those abilities a realistic opportunity. If we fail to get that positive result we will have to go plan B, but the number one plan is to get a positive result,” Edwards said.Jamaica face USA, Mexico and El Salvador in Group C and Downswell noted that preparation will be the key.”At the under-17 level there is little difference between the teams so preparation is of utmost significance and that comes with a certain level of exposure. So once we get that quality preparation we will be in good stead,” said Downswell.last_img read more

World’s Biggest Blogging Platform Adds Curation Feature

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Blogging#news#web marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting WordPress, the biggest blog software platform on the Web, has added a “reblogging” curation feature much like the smaller innovative service Tumblr has offered for years. It’s another chapter in the race to decrease friction in sharing your favorite Web content with friends.If the previous era of innovation on the Web was fundamentally characterized by the democratization of publishing and content creation, the next era may be based on finding solutions for building value on top of all that newly published data. Much of that value capture will be performed by machines, but tools for humans could be a game changer as well. As we wrote yesterday, Google VP Marissa Mayer says the average person uploaded 15 times more data in 2009 than they did just three years ago. Much of the innovation built on top of that explosion of data will be driven by machines, but not all of it. The gap between the value that’s made possible by all this data, and the power of the tools available to consumers to capture it, is so great that it simply must be filled. Each progressively simpler, faster and more powerful tool for everyday people to build and share collections of content is part of the race to capture that market.The addition of easy curation, if primarily in-network for now, to the giant WordPress community is a big advance for the popularization of curation. Can Curation Catch On?Will curation truly become a substantial market, capable of sustaining itself? Previous developments in the democratization of publishing have had mixed results. Blogging, photo sharing and video distribution have taken off. Mapping and podcasting, arguably, haven’t caught on as widely or sustainably.Maybe the old 1/10/90 rule will pay off when it comes to curation. One percent of people create content, 10% share it and 90% primarily consume it. If you believe those numbers, maybe the curation market has 10 times as much opportunity as the previous market for publishing tools.What do you think? Do you agree with this assessment of the opportunities in content curation? If you disagree, please say something and stop me before I say all of this again next time a curation feature is launched somewhere big.last_img read more

Gunvor Revealed as Charterer of Exmars FSRU Barge

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Exmar Belgium-based owner and operator Exmar has executed a ten-year charter with Cyprus-registered commodity trader Gunvor for the provision of its Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) barge and related services in Bangladesh.The company announced in February 2018 that its FSRU barge has been transferred to Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, where it is undergoing site-specific modifications required by its charterer, whose identity remained undisclosed until now.“The floating solution developed and operated by Exmar is going to perfectly serve Gunvor’s long-term strategy, and the group is very satisfied with its first strategic move in the FSRU space in cooperation with Exmar,” the company commented.“The FSRU barge is expected to arrive in Bangladesh in the fourth quarter of this year and start operations after its full commissioning,” Exmar added.Built by Wison Nantong shipyard, the FSRU barge was delivered to its owner in December 2017.It features an LNG storage capacity of 25,000m³ and a re-gasification capacity of 600 MMSCFD. It is the first ever FSRU project undertaken by a Chinese company on EPC basis.The FSRU has been fully paid by Exmar and the financing of the unit is under discussion, the Belgian company said.last_img read more