Leeds make ‘significant bid’ for 17-year-old wonderkid

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED 1 IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Born in Lambeth on December 8, 2001, Drameh is a naturally-gifted right-back who has been starting consistently for the Cottagers’ development side despite his youth. Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly keen on Cody Drameh Leeds United have made a ‘significant bid’ for Fulham wonderkid Cody Drameh, according to reports.With Marcelo Bielsa reaffirming his intentions to stay at Elland Road, the Argentine has begun scouting the transfer market for a next generation of youngsters. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Football’s top transfers from the 2019 summer transfer window so far Having helped a host of starlets through the academy to the first team, it seems as though Drameh could well be next to join the revolution in Yorkshire.The Daily Mail claimed in May that Champions League winners Liverpool had scouted the 17-year-old right-back and were impressed by him, adding that the Reds were ‘gearing up’ for a move.But it looks like Leeds might have joined the race as, according to Sport Bible, the Elland Road club have made a sizeable offer for the ‘gem’ who is listening to offers.The report adds that Fulham are ready to cash in on the England youth international, whose contract expires next summer. Getty If he were to make his senior debut before leaving Craven Cotage, Drameh will follow in the footsteps of numerous other Fulham academy graduates such as Stephen and Ryan Sessegnon, Marcus Bettinelli, Tayo Edun and Luca de la Torre. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 9.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen LATEST moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK last_img read more

Solar powered computer to connect rural communities

first_img30 July 2014 Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has produced Africa’s first low-wattage, solar-powered desktop computer, the Impi Mk1. The hardy computer, built to withstand hot and dusty conditions, uses less power then an energy-saving lightbulb. It runs on the Android system and uses open source software to make it more accessible. With its 500GB hard drive and 4GB of Ram, the design features a standalone Computer Processing Unit (CPU) that allows the user to recycle e-waste by using secondhand hard-drives, keyboard and monitor. Franck Martinaux and Megan Vercuil, the team behind the computer’s design, told SAinfo this week that they wanted to develop a machine that used fewer resources, conserved energy and addressed the lack of infrastructure in Africa’s remote rural areas. “We wanted to offer the same chance to prosper for any African … rich or poor, in urban or rural areas, and to create the awareness of alternative means to get the same result, especially for people in those under-serviced communities where access to technology, services and information seems to be out of reach,” Vercuil said. It took Martinaux, a hardware and software designer and Vercuil, an IT and education consultant, a year to develop the computer, which runs off a mere 20 watts, as compared to the 200 to 400 watts used by an ordinary computer. “We identified a problem around the high electricity consumption of standard desktop computers and wanted to reduce the carbon footprint,” Vercuil said. “Ordinary computers can emit almost 220Kg of CO2 per annum. By using more efficient systems as found in the African computer range (such as the Impi Mk1) of PCs, this level of CO2 could be reduced by almost 70%, down to a mere 70Kg per annum. “But you can still do everything with 20W. Absolutely the same things as a standard laptop or a tablet,” she said. “IMPI Mk1 uses specialised systems, based on low-power computer processing units such as the Intel Atom 2550 dual core processor 1.86Ghz. These CPUs develop much less heat during operation, often less that 25% of the heat developed by a regular desktop CPU system.” Using it with solar power, Vercuil said, a typical application would be a school, a mobile ICT facility (container), or even an internet cafe where up to 20 machines could be powered and the cost of the solar panel optimised. “The computer comes with both an ethernet card and wireless card, and has built-in wireless mesh networking, which provides a community network between computers and does not need to be linked up through an internet service provider or cellphone subscription. This translates into a saving on infrastructure and monthly costs. “In addition, it uses Linux and Android and open source software like King Office or Libre Office, which has word-processing [capabilities] and spreadsheets. You can also access dictionary and wikipedia offline content,” she said. “We are developing the software layer to enhance Android to a top-level desktop environment which includes an ethernet network, printer drivers and CD burner software. This computer is as easy to use as a mobile phone is.” Vercuil said the computer was well-received during its prototype phase when it was tested by schoolchildren in Gugulethu and Khayelitsha, who enjoyed the game apps and the word processing apps in particular. She said they planned to do a more focused roll-out to gather evidence about the machine’s usability, performance and areas for improvement. “This is a work in progress since we became shortlisted for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme to represent South Africa. “We are in talks with the Western Cape government to try and identify ways in which they may use, it such as MOD [mass participation, opportunity and access, development and growth] centres.” The company ran a Thundafund crowd funding campaign, raising R20 000 for research and development for the computer. The Impi MK1 is also an official project of the World Design Capital 2014, Vercuil said, which gave them “a great starting point for networking”. The computer is available from the company for R3  399, and Vercuil says they are currently talking to distributors. “Currently there are no products on the market that match our affordable price, and our expertise is specific. Computers are being sourced from overseas. “Our dream is to grow local expertise, and we are committed to use local people, whom we have committed to teach because currently services like firmware development for any kind of device are outsourced to India, and grow our economy at the same time by producing locally and create jobs.”last_img read more

Social Media in Africa, Part 3: Democracy

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Mzalendo is an aggregation platform for tracking the actions, activities and communication of Kenya’s Parliament. For people who want to make sure their elected officials are staying on task, it’s invaluable.When Moroccan blogger Mohamed Erraj was jailed for disparaging the government in his online magazine, Hespress, it was through the efforts of other bloggers (like the writers at GlobalVoicesOnline) and people using applications like Twitter that his story made international news. The added pressure of having the whole world paying attention is perhaps what convinced the Moroccan government to let him free where traditionally his actions could have resulted in much harsher punishment.Rethinking AfricaIn conclusion, Africa is producing some very unique and innovative technologies. There’s more to the continent than the things you see on TV – something people, especially in the tech industry, seem to forget. Where most other markets in the world are incredibly saturated, Africa offers the opportunity to start afresh: new ideas and a billion new people to use them. It’s a big place; nearly one billion people and a land mass where the sum is greater than that of China and the United States combined. For social entrepreneurs and investors, the innovation occurring here is a huge sign of progress that could potentially change the continent’s world standing forever. The most exciting aspect for me, however, is the decreased reliance on developmental aid and foreign groups to provide these solutions. The number of African developers who are beginning to create applications that offer solutions for their own communities is increasing and that, more than anything else, will shape the future of Africa.“If Africa is surprising, then you’re not paying enough attention.” Ethan Zuckerman at PICNIC08You can read more articles by Jon Gosier at Appfrica.net.See also:Social Media in Africa, Part 1and Social Media in Africa, Part 2: Mobile Innovations jonathan gosier 1 Traditionally, the greatest power that governments have held over their people has been information. The promise that connectivity brings to Africa is that people are now using that abundance of information for oversight of government and more interaction with administrations. To say that the propagation of internet and mobile connectivity in Africa has been disruptive is an understatement. A number of web and mobile applications are undermining the efforts of dictators and totalitarian governments, allowing them to be more readily be held accountable for their actions. In this post we profile some of them.Democratizing Information Through TechnologyWhen the Ethiopian government instituted an SMS filtering service to censor mobile communication, the developers behind Feedelix responded swiftly. They created their product Feedlix, a java-based client that supports Amharic, Chinese and Hindi characters. The application then uses GPRS, through internet protocols, to mimic SMS and bypass the censoring filter put in place by the government.Sokwanele is a civic action support group campaigning for freedom and democracy in Zimbabwe. Their website includes an ‘election violence map’ that provides detailed information related to localized occurrences of violence related to the election. During the most recent crisis in Zimbabwe, Sokwanele was used to get information out of the country when the government began restricting communication. Tags:#international#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

YouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30

first_imgYouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30You are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingYouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30 YouTube announced it is changing the attribution criteria for TrueView for action video ads. TrueView for action ads are designed for performance advertisers and feature call-to-action banners at the base of the video ads.What’s changing? There are two key attribution points that are changing:YouTube will now count an ‘Engagement’ whenever a user clicks or watches 10 seconds or more of a TrueView for action ad when using maximize conversions or target CPA bidding. That’s a change from 30 seconds.A ‘Conversion’ will be counted, by default, when a user takes action on an ad within 3 days of an ‘Engagement.’ If you want this changed, you will have to ask your Google rep to customize this time frame. That’s a change from 30 days.For users who click your ad, YouTube will still attribute conversions according to the conversion window you have set (the default is 30 days).Why the change? YouTube says it is changing the default attribution window from 30 seconds and 30 days to 10 seconds and 3 days to better reflect “the relationship between video ad exposure and conversions.”Nicky Rettke, YouTube group product manager, wrote, “We conducted large-scale experiments to analyze the incremental conversion volume driven by TrueView for action ads across a broad range of advertiser industries and conversion types.”What it means for advertisers? The shorter engagement-to-conversion window will mean faster ramp up times for target CPA campaigns and more current reporting, says Google.However, advertisers are charged on an engagement basis for TrueView ads. Importantly, this change also means advertisers will be charged after a user watches 10 seconds rather than 30 seconds of your ad. Advertisers will need to monitor their TrueView for action campaigns closely to understand the impact of this change on their budgets and performance.This story first appeared on Search Engine Land. For more on search marketing and SEO, click here.The post YouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30 appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: YouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30 Posted on 16th October 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

California ~ Sales and Use Tax: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Allowed to Remit Taxes by Means Other Than EFT

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportBefore January 1, 2022, a person issued a seller’s permit for a place of business that is a “dispensary,” as defined in the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, may remit California sales and use tax amounts due for retail sales at the dispensary by a means other than electronic funds transfer (EFT). During this period, a dispensary is not subject to the general requirement to remit amounts due by EFT if its estimated tax liability averages $10,000 or more per month.Ch. 811 (A.B. 821), Laws 2016, effective January 1, 2017last_img read more

Liveblog: Serie A Wk13 Sunday

first_imgJoin us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Bologna-Parma, Roma-Brescia, Sassuolo-Lazio and Verona-Fiorentina. If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE. We begin at 11.30 GMT at the Stadio Dall’Ara with an Emilia-Romagna derby between Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna and surprisingly high-flying Parma. At 14.00 GMT, Roma have some key figures back as they host Brescia, who lost 4-0 on Fabio Grosso’s debut and left Mario Balotelli behind for disciplinary reasons. Lazio aim to consolidate their top four position with a trip to Sassuolo, while Fiorentina and Verona go head-to-head with only one point separating them. At 17.00 GMT, Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria take on Udinese in a relegation tussle. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ The evening concludes at 19.45 GMT at the Stadio Via del Mare, where newly-promoted Lecce want to trip up a Cagliari side incredibly in fourth place.last_img read more