Important to recognise Northeasts contribution to ISL: John

first_imgGuwahati, Sep 10 (PTI) Northeast United FC owner John Abraham says the opening ceremony of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2016 will inspire the youth from the region and give recognition to the people here. “I cannot even begin to tell you how big it is for us. It is fantastic! Finally, we can give the Northeast an occasion to be proud off and to feel good about being the centre of attraction for the Indian Super League. We are a football hub and it was important for the people of the region to feel recognised. We are privileged and honoured,” the Bollywood actor said. For the first time, the ISL opening ceremony will be held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium and nobody is more excited than John, who thanked Nita Ambani, chairperson of Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL), for giving the franchise an opportunity to host the opening ceremony. “I want to especially thank Mrs Nita Ambani for awarding Guwahati the honours of hosting this mega event. We have been working towards this for quite some time now and I am ecstatic that we will finally be hosting the opening ceremony at one of the homes of Indian football,” he said. In the past, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Goa have hosted either the opening ceremony or the final. “When young kids will watch this mega event, they will hopefully be inspired by the magnitude of it all and tell themselves I want to perform on a stage like this one day. Such events always give a fillip to the community and aspire athletes. I can assure you that the entire region will be gearing up for the opening ceremony,” said John. PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more


SEGGER adds audio to emUSB-Host

first_imgSEGGER introduces audio class support for emUSB-Host. Embedded Systems with a USB Host interface can now fully utilize audio devices such as microphones, speakers, headphones, conferencing systems, or USB-to-audio adapters. This makes a USB Host interface even more valuable in an Embedded System. Like all other supported device classes, Audio is added to emUSB-Host at run time, keeping the memory footprint to a minimum, by only adding the code to the system as desired.SEGGER’s emUSB-Host is a software providing PC-like plug and play support to embedded systems similar to desktop computers. Whether a memory stick, keyboard, mouse, microphone, speaker or network connection needs to be added, it can easily be done with emUSB-Host software. Multiple devices can be connected at the same time. emUSB-Host also supports USB-Hubs.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous acceed: I/O modules for scalable data communicationNext X-FAB and Efabless announce successful first silicon of Raven open-source RISC-V MCUlast_img read more


PM Breaks Ground for Basic School in Home Community

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, returned to her Marlie Hill roots in St. Catherine on Friday, June 21, to break ground for the construction of a $24 million early childhood institution on the grounds of the primary school, which she attended.The project is being funded by the Culture, Health, Arts, Science and Education (CHASE) Fund, and will comprise a new two-classroom building with kitchen and sanitary facilities, sick bay, and an administrative block.The Marlie Hill Basic School will also be equipped with furniture, kitchen appliances, play equipment, and other amenities to meet the requirements of the Early Childhood Commission (EEC).Addressing the ground breaking event in front of an audience that included some of her relatives, Mrs. Simpson Miller expressed pride at being associated with the Marlie Hill community and the primary school.She fondly recalled the days when she and others traversed the hilly terrain to and from school. The Prime Minister thanked the teachers, who played a role in her early development and senior residents of Wood Hall, Bellefield, Marlie Hill and surrounding areas, who took care of her and the other children, noting that “we were always protected.”She called for a return to traditional values, when the community protected children and kept them from harm.“What we have to recapture are those values that were imparted to us by our parents, to love, to care, to share….I am longing for the day when we do not hear of our children being abused,” she stated.The Prime Minister charged the parents to “take care of the children and keep them close to you,” while condemning those “who feel that they have the right to abuse a child.”The Prime Minister further urged adults to treat the children right as “the child you see today can be a great leader for tomorrow,” adding that “with the children, the country stands between history and hope for the future”.Chief Executive Officer of the CHASE Fund, W. Billy Heaven, said that the new school should be delivered by Christmas.He informed that the Marlie Hill Basic School is a Jamaica 50 legacy project and is one of nine infant schools to be constructed at a cost of $235 million. The others are in the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, St. Mary and St. Thomas.Mr. Heaven recommended that a database be established to keep track of the first set of students to enter the doors of the school when it opens.“Do that for the next 50 years and invite them back when Jamaica is having its centenary celebrations. At that time, you will see the doctors, you will see the lawyers, you will see the nurses, you will see the teachers and all the other professionals, and who knows, you could see another Prime Minster as well coming out of this very community,” he said.The Marlie Hill Basic School was established in the 1950s and is located in Bellefield District. At its present location, the school is being threatened by land slippage on one side and there is no possibility for expansion on the existing property, hence the decision to relocate it to the grounds of the primary school.By Andrea Braham, JIS Reporterlast_img read more