first_imgMorocco and South Africa had been seen as the frontline contenders to host the competition, which is due to start on June 15.Cameroon had originally beaten bids from Algeria and the Ivory Coast to win the right to host the tournament, but saw it taken away by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) last month due to delays in preparation.Morocco, which lost out to a United States/Mexico/Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup, has regularly been reported as a possible replacement.But Egypt made a move to host the contintental showpiece for a fifth time, just hours after Alami’s comments.“Egypt is able to organise the competition and we would be proud to do so,” said Egyptian sports minister Ashraf Sobhi.“The Egyptian people are always ready for such things, we have infrastructure of the highest level.”Congo Brazzaville has also emerged as a surprise candidate, while CAF has offered the 2021 finals to Cameroon despite having previously awarded the tournament to the Ivory Coast.The 2019 Cup of Nations will be the first to feature 24 teams since CAF expanded the format from 16 countries.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Moroccan sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami (pictured April 2014) said that Morocco “does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will not do so” © AFP/File / STRRABAT, Morocco, Dec 13 – Morocco will not be a candidate to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon was stripped of the tournament, the country’s sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said on Wednesday, while Egypt expressed an interest in hosting the finals.“Morocco does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will not do so,” he told AFP.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea have rung the changes as expected for the FA Cup fourth-round derby with Brentford, who have chosen to leave transfer target Scott Hogan on the bench.Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro are the only two survivors from the Chelsea team that beat Hull last weekend.Asmir Begovic, wanted by Bournemouth, starts in goal for the Blues, while captain John Terry returns to the back three alongside Kurt Zouma and Nathan Ake, making his first Chelsea appearance since May 2015.Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also start, as does Michy Batshuayi.Brentford have made one change with Yoann Barbet coming in at left wing-back for Tom Field.Former Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran starts on his return to Stamford Bridge, but West Ham transfer target Hogan is only among the substitutes.Chelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Pedro, Chalobah, Fabregas, Ake; Willian, Batshuayi, Loftus-Cheek.Subs: Eduardo, Ivanovic, Moses, Matic, Kenedy, Hazard, Costa. Brentford: Bentley; Egan, Dean, Bjelland; Colin, McEachran, Woods, Yennaris, Barbet; Sawyers; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, Field, Clarke, Kerschbaumer, Jota, Hofmann, Hogan.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img27 January 2012 South Africa is working towards a thriving mixed economy that is integrated into the southern African region and African continent as a whole, President Jacob Zuma said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday. “In June last year,” Zuma told a gathering of South African businesspeople, “26 African countries signed an agreement to create a free trade area that covers more than half of Africa. “By June 2014, nearly 60 percent of the economy of Africa will be a single free trade area, covering the Southern African Development Community, the East African community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa.”Towards job-creating growth Zuma told the businesspeople that the government’s economic transformation programme meant “[continuing] to work towards achieving a thriving mixed economy, premised on creating inclusive employment-creating growth. “This is an economy where the state, private capital, cooperative and other forms of social ownership work together, complementing each other to foster shared economic growth and eliminate poverty.” As part of the country’s efforts to alleviate poverty in the short term, the government was supporting employment creation through public works programmes which have proven to be effective in providing short-term jobs, while close to 15-million South Africans receive grants. “Our social assistance programme creates a caring society. We are improving the economic situation and working towards finding means to provide able-bodied grant recipients with skills to help them become independent. “With regards to youth support, government has directed that the number of public-sector internships be increased to 60 000 positions by 2013. This will expand the number of public internships more than tenfold.”‘Real challenges’ South Africa, after hosting the United Nations’ COP 17 climate change conference in December, was also working to achieve a sustainable economy that was not harmful to the environment or the health of its people. “We are proud of our progress so far in shaping a new model of economic governance and growth – one that is dynamic, sustainable and increasingly inclusive. “That is not to play down the very real challenges that we face,” Zuma said, adding that the South African economy could not be sustained unless more was done to address social ills and economic exclusion. “We must also develop strategies for managing the instability of the global economy,” Zuma added. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgDiscovery Bar: Users move a slider across a discovery/recommendation bar to listen to similar artists. The top of the slider offers music from just your searched artist, and the other end of the spectrum offers all new recommendations.Voting and Radio: Users can also vote music up and down in a Pandora-like fashion and listen to music in “radio”-mode (continuous play), or simply listen to their playlists.Reviews: Users can also search for lyrics and info through the player, and MOG will push them back to the MOG blog network. From here you can rate songs with the song pre-linked in your posts, and add your favorite concert memory, videos and images. Review pages also show the top listeners of a particular artist ,and like other music fan services, you can scroll through artist bios, news, photos, songs, albums and reviews. Users can also play music through the blogging network if they choose to discover music via the reviews.Playlists: Users can add any searchable track to their personal library or to a custom playlist. You can also search for an artist and add entire albums or artist collections as one big playlist. In addition to being able to listen to your own playlists, you can also listen to featured community playlists and playlists created by artists. For instance, if you’re in the mood for an artist-curated experience, TV on the Radio gives you a “Radio on the Internet” playlist while DJ Shadow offers his “Hyphy” mix. You can also share your own playlist with others by making it public. Users upload a photo that represents their mix, and add tracks either through the website or via the player. dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Social: Similar to Facebook, user activity is shown in a feed and friends can watch each other depending on user privacy settings. You can also track your favorite MOG-users and music bloggers. In the past you could see when your favorite blogger was posting, but now you can also build playlists around that post. Users can also push their playlist choices and blog entries out to Facebook and Twitter.To check out the service for yourself register for it at mog.com. Tags:#start#startups Related Posts MOG‘s $5 all-you-can-eat streaming music subscription service has finally launched. Although we interviewed CEO David Hyman in mid October, the music industry has changed considerably in the last two months. Imeem sold to MySpace for a song, and competitor Spotify is rumored to be delaying a United States launch as it refuses to enter North America with a paid-only version. We spoke to MOG CEO David Hyman to find out his thoughts on the industry and why his service is different from his competitors.How has Spotify’s delay and Imeem’s acquisition affected your service? We’ve just been watching from the sidelines waiting for the stars to align to launch a service that’s sustainable. Anyone in ad-supported music has had a hard time, including free radio. The freemium services have to offer their subscriptions at at least $15 per month to offset the cost of their free service. We’re the first personal radio service where you can play radio, jump to an album on demand and offer it all online without client installation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In the past MOG allowed bloggers to link to music through the blogging network, and you weren’t really responsible for that. Now you’re taking a more active role. Do you want to comment on that? There’s two types of bloggers on our network, there are those that use MOG.com as a platform and take advantage of our tools and there are the 3rd party bloggers (1,000 top music bloggers) that are on our network but use their own tools. Platform bloggers will see music playlists seamlessly integrate through the MOG service – you’ll notice that whenever you go to review a song, it’s already pre-embedded in the post. Whereas 3rd party bloggers will get the VIP service for free and be able to use embedding tools to become part of our affiliate program.You’ve got some great discovery tools. Between all your discovery features and a mobile app that caches playlists on the horizon, why would anyone want to buy a track through your site? Are downloads really necessary anymore? Well, it’s important to download a song if you’re listening on a device that can’t sync. But honestly, we’re betting that consumption in the cloud is the future. One problem subscription music services have faced is lack of portability. Today, with the power of smart phones, playlist caching and 3G there’s a lot more you can do.Your mobile app is supposed to offer offline caching of playlists. When will that appear on the scene? You’ll see that in the first three months of 2010.While you’ve remarked that freemium models are not sustainable, a few of your competitors have scratched their heads on how you’d make a $5-per-month service sustainable with this mobile component. Can you comment? Our mobile service will be at a slightly higher rate – under $15 but more than $5. I wish I could charge $5 for everything but the labels charge me more than that.We noticed you’re featuring video content on the blogs. Spotify’s Daniel Ek once suggested that streaming media services can stream anything, including video. Have you got any plans to incorporate video into the service? You’ll likely see some video content featured next year, but the amount of video we have compared to music files in tiny. We’ve only got about 1 or 2 videos per album and that’s for the really popular artists.And finally, what are your favorite features in the site? I’m lazy. I just like that I can type anything I want to listen to into the search bar and stream radio. I like to listen to Miles Davis radio or Tom Waits radio and I don’t even move the discovery slider over.MOG All Access Features While MOG offers your basic web service with a pop-out player and the ability to save to your streaming library or playlists, it also offers a number of unique features: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a series of awards and special incentives for dedicated doctors, paramedical staff and other healthcare workers of government hospitals across the State.Stating that his government was emphasising on quality healthcare under its 5T (transparency, teamwork, technology, time and transformation) initiative, Mr. Patnaik said that 10 doctors and other healthcare workers will be presented with Chief Minister Award, which includes cash prizes of ₹10 lakh and ₹5 lakh respectively. Government healthcare institutions providing quality service will also be rewarded, he added.last_img read more