Dominik Samuels: playing cricket with passion and success – Campion College all-rounder sets sights on West Indies team

first_img The highest level Strong youth programme “They have a pretty strong youth programme in Barbados and I must say it’s better than in Jamaica,” Samuels added. Dominik was captain of his prep school team in Barbados and when he moved to Jamaica at age 11, also captain Sts Peter and Paul Prep School team for one year, before moving on to Campion College. “It was a good experience because their structure is a bit different. They play hard ball and being a part of the training squad – because the boys were two or three years older – helped me. I’ve played not only local players there, but also from England and visiting teams,” Samuels said. Samuels has been outstanding in the Grace Shield, scoring 782 runs this season. The batting all rounder also scored four centuries, with a top score of 136 not out against St George’s College and three half centuries. He helped Campion reach the semi-finals of the Grace Shield and led them to the title last season. For Samuels, it isn’t only about playing sport. The Jamaica and West Indies youth representative believes in balancing academics as well. Having earned a government scholarship to Campion, he has been on the school’s honour roll every year since. Now in the fifth form, he will do nine subjects at the Caribbean Examinations Council level later this year. SOME might say that cricket is a dying sport in Jamaica. But 16-year-old Dominik Samuels does not appear to be one who believes that. The Campion College Grace Shield team member has been playing cricket since he was four years old and in 12 years of playing at the prep and high school levels, his passion for the sport has never waned. While his father Raymond played Headley Cup cricket as a student of York Castle High, it was while still a young boy living in Barbados that Dominik’s love for the game really developed. “I influenced him, but I think the turning point for him was when I was on vacation and we were in St Ann and his cousin who was a couple of years older played cricket and he saw his cousin playing. We lived in the Bahamas, he started playing, but they don’t really play cricket in the Bahamas so there was no opportunity. I relocated to Barbados and at age five he really got to play cricket because they have a really strong prep school competition there,” the elder Samuels explained. While there, he also played for Wanderers Cricket Club and got the opportunity to play in camps with older and more experienced boys. “I’m certainly looking to play for the West Indies in the future, to play at the highest level of cricket. But I still want to balance my cricket and academics as well,” he said. “It’s a matter of time management really. I have to make timetables and understand that if I want to be successful I know how much work I have to put out so I can train in the evening,” he added. Having the strong support of both his parents who attend his games also helps, he said. As for the future, he wants to attend a school in the United Kingdom, where he can continue to pursue his cricketing goals. “Cricket is a game where you have to be disciplined and patient and you have to understand that things take time and you have to be diligent in what you do and cricket also taught me that when you fight out of tough situations you always come out with good results,” he said.last_img read more

GAA: Na Rossa defeated by Naomh Colmcille in U21 quarter-final replay

first_imgNa Rossa Club Notes: The under 21s lost out to Naomh Colmcille in last weekend’s quarter-final replay.The club’s grand prize draw takes place this Friday. Tickets can still be bought locally from any committee member.The club’s committee would like to thank all those who bought tickets and a very big thanks to the ticket sellers who generously gave up their time. A full list of winners and sponsors will be posted here next week. The Lotto numbers for this week were 17,19,23 and 24. Their was no Jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dips receive €50 Alan Gillespie, Toome and Kevin Melly, Toome. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €2050.GAA: Na Rossa defeated by Naomh Colmcille in U21 quarter-final replay was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:na rossa gaa notesNaomh Colm Cillelast_img read more

The Anti-trust Case That Could Be In the Works Against Google

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Google’s market dominance in search and advertising, when combined with growing strength in a wide variety of online services like video, documents, telephony and more could be seen as the Internet equivalent of the monopolistic bundling that Microsoft faced government anti-trust action for in the late ’90s. Fred Vogelstein wrote a long and important article on the case the government could be building against Google yesterday on Wired.com.The Obama administration has appointed a Google critic who’s invoked the Microsoft comparison directly in the past to now lead the US Justice Department’s antitrust division. Wired’s Vogelstein says that if legal action is going to be taken, it would require years of political work first to build up public support for prosecution in order to be successful. The government and Google have already begun to jockey for public favor in the pre-legal stage of the anti-trust dance.Biasing Search ResultsThe anti-trust argument against Google is essentially that the company’s secret search algorithms could be used to apply unfair, anti-competitive pressure to drive web users towards other Google services instead of services from other companies in markets like video, telephony, maps, email or whatever other markets Google moves into. It’s like Micorosoft bundling Internet Explorer with Windows in a way that was unfair to competing browsers.When a vendor uses monopoly power in one market to cut the air off from competitors in other markets, then there is less incentive for new competitors to bring innovation to those markets. Google says its goal is to “organize the world’s information” – but it is also doing an increasing amount of information delivery. The risk that the organizing could favor the company’s own delivery channels seems worthy of consideration.Is There Anything to Worry About?Many people already say that launching a startup that competes with any Google product is suicide, just because of the company’s size. (See the somewhat relevant story of Kiko’s calendars, for example.) If investigators find reason to believe that Google is using its search dominance unfairly regarding non-search competitors, then anti-trust talk could turn into legal action. Talk itself, though, could help build that case with the public before it’s built in court.As Vogelstein explains in his Wired writeup, Google’s “trust us, we don’t believe in being evil” position doesn’t hold a lot of water with anti-trust types. For the rest of us, though, we may believe that YouTube is the best online video site, that Gmail is the best webmail, that Google Voice is the best phone system, etc. and so not be surprised or upset to see those sites show up at the top of our search results pages regularly. There was some concern that Google’s Wikipedia competitor, Knol, would receive preferential treatment and dethrone Wikipedia from the top of many search pages, but that hasn’t happened. That might be too obvious, or it might have been a sign that there’s nothing to worry about.How about you? Do you believe that Google’s dominance across multiple technologies is unfairly anti-competitive? Do you trust Google to use its power wisely and fairly? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Medallion commemorating Metis unveiled

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis year has been designated the year of the Metis.It also marks that 125th anniversary of the death of Louis Riel.In Winnipeg, Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan was on hand to unveil a special medallion for the celebration.It commemorates the contributions Metis people have made to the creation of Manitoba and the development of Western Canada.The first to receive the medallion were Metis dignitaries and veterans.last_img

Save the Hilsa fingerlings Message of Ilish Utsav

first_imgKolkata: Don’t buy Hilsa fingerlings to save the species, a call made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be the theme of the Hilsa festival organised by Baro Pally Jadavpur.It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister had said over and again not to buy Hilsa fingerlings and directed the state Fisheries department to conduct raids in markets to ensure that they are not sold.Baro Pally Jadavpur is using the festival as a platform to create awareness among the locals. The club looks after 1,200 fishermen of the Sunderbans who go to the deep sea to catch Hilsa. The club has given them medical insurance and also looks after their children. The honey collectors of the Sunderbans who are often attacked by tigers are given assistance by this club. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We organise the festival to create social awareness about the fishermen who take life risks to catch Hilsa. Also, selling and buying of Hilsa fingerlings are banned and we have launched an intense campaign on the issue,” said Rahul Ghosh, secretary of Ilish Utsav Committee.The committee will felicitate Utpal Ghosh, secretary of Binaynagar Bengali Senior Secondary School, New Delhi, where the medium of instruction is Bengali. The higher secondary school starts from nursery level.Sudip Roy, a sergeant of the Kolkata Police, whose left leg had to be amputated after being hit by a lorry while on duty had lost all hope. Artificial limbs were installed and he recently joined his duties. He will be felicitated by the committee, said Pradip Chowdhury, chairman of the committee.last_img read more

Mozilla introduces new Firefox Test Pilot experiments Price Wise and Email tabs

first_imgTest Pilot is an important part of Mozilla Firefox, and allows Mozilla to test out new features and tools that aim to improve the experience of Firefox users. Yesterday, the organization launched two new Test Pilot projects: Price Wise and Email Tabs. Price Wise allows users to track the price of items online, while Email Tabs makes it easier for people to share links via email. How Price Wise worksEssentially, Price Wise is a price-tracking tool. It allows users to add certain products to a watch list; Price Wise will send notifications when there are changes in price. The extension only works for eBay, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot, but there are apparently plans to extend its usage to other retailers and eCommerce sites. As holiday season is approaching, it makes sense for Mozilla to push it out to users. You can try it out here. How Email Tabs works Email Tabs is a tool which helps users to send links via email. Typically, you’d need to copy and paste links into your email, but with Email Tabs, you can share from a whole list of tabs. But that’s not all. Users can also choose how the content should be presented in the email. So, it could be a simple link, a screenshot, or even the full text. At the moment this only works with Gmail, but like Price Wise, Mozilla is looking to extend the roll out. You can try Email Tabs here. Both experiments are available for anybody who is signed up to the Test Pilot program. Mozilla previews Send, Color and Side View Mozilla also previewed other experiments that are due for release this year. Send allows you to encrypt and share large files up to 1GB, Color, allows users to customize the look of Firefox, while Side View makes comparison shopping easier, as one can look at two products without having to switch back and forth between two separate web pages. To learn more, visit the Firefox website of Firefox. Read Next Mozilla shares how AV1, the new the open source royalty-free video codec, works Mozilla announces WebRender, the experimental renderer for Servo, is now in beta Mozilla funds winners of the 2018 Creative Media Awards for highlighting unintended consequences of AI in societylast_img read more

NSA to release GHIDRA their reverse engineering framework to the public at

first_imgThe National Security Agency (NSA) will be publicly releasing their reverse engineering framework called GHIDRA, for the first time at the RSA Conference (Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman security conference) to be held in March 2019. According to the official announcement on the RSA blog, the framework will be introduced by NSA’s Senior Advisor Robert Joyce. According to NSA, GHIDRA has ‘an interactive GUI capability that enables reverse engineers to leverage an integrated set of features that run on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac O, and LINUX and supports a variety of processor instruction sets’. This is what we know about GHIDRA so far: In March 2017, WikiLeaks leaked CIA Vault 7 documents which highlighted the various tools utilized by the CIA. The leaked documents included numerous references to a reverse engineering tool called ‘GHIDRA’ that was developed by the NSA at the start of the 2000s. For the past few years GHIDRA has been shared with other US government agencies with cyber teams that look at the inner workings of malware strains or suspicious software. GHIDRA is a ‘disassembler’ that breaks down software into its assembly code so that humans can analyze malware and other suspected malicious software. GHIDRA is built in Java, that runs on Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems and has a graphical user interface. With GHIDRA, developers can analyze the binaries of all major operating systems, including mobile platforms like Android and iOS. NSA is expected to add GHIDRA on NSA’s code repository hosted by Github where the spy agency has released several other open source programs. Some people who are familiar with this tool and have shared opinions on HackerNews, Reddit, and Twitter. They have compared GHIDRA with IDA, another well-known reverse engineering tool. Source: HackerNews Head over to RSA’s official blog to check out the announcement. Alternatively, check out Siliconangle for more insights on this news. Read Next NSA’s EternalBlue leak leads to 459% rise in illicit crypto mining, Cyber Threat Alliance report NSA researchers present security improvements for Zephyr and Fucshia at Linux Security Summit 2018last_img read more

Local officials attend SOS with Rep Johnson

first_img16Jan Local officials attend SOS with Rep. Johnson State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed Craig Pollington of Osceola County, Carolyn Curtin of Osceola County, Adam Kroczaleski of Arenac County, and Rev. Kathy and Joe Groff of Clare County to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Wednesday evening.  Johnson said the priorities the governor laid out in his third speech are important for making Michigan better and the one the 97th District lawmaker was putting at the top of his list was career development for the next generation.“I think we’ve missed the boat somewhat with our high school students in particular, where we’ve said each student has to be prepared for a university education,” Johnson said. “I really feel that we need to make sure those who have an interest in a vocational skill have an opportunity to learn those skills without being penalized and then are able to join the workforce with a good-paying job.” Categories: Johnson News,Johnson Photos,Newslast_img read more