THIRTY-five years ago, today, distinguished National footballer of the mid 70’s to mid 80’s, Gordon ‘Ultimate Warrior’ Brathwaite established the Beacon FC.Along with lots of players from Region 3, the ‘Player/Coach began a journey that reaped rewards, winning trophies and providing players for youth and senior national teams of Guyana.In the beginning it was called YSM Beacon, but in 1992 the YSM, meaning Young Socialist Movement, was taken off.After competing in the Georgetown Football League’s division two in 1986 the team earned promotion to the Demico League division one in 1987.Undaunted by a dismal debut season in the City’s top flight football where they ended at the bottom of the table they battled their way out of the relegation and promotion competition to avoid demotion.Thereafter there was improvement season after season while garnering a reputation for an attacking and attractive brand of football.The crowning moment for Beacon was winning the Demico League in 1995 followed up by capturing the prestigious Kashif and Shanghai annual nationwude KO on New years day 1996.Among the club’s players of that era were: Claude Phillips, Mark Pollard, Rawle Prince, Dexter Cort, Ola Pedro, Andre Trotz, Wayne Dover, Julian Masdammer, Sherwayne Scott, Trilton Luke, Shawn Prince and brothers Martin and Mortimer Stewart. The year 1996 also brought honor to the club when Nigel Denny was appointed captain of the national U-19 team, a feat emulated 2 years later by son of coach Brathwaite, Kayode.Over the years the club has gone through lots of changes with migration being chief among them, while the mal or non functioning of the Georgetown Football Association is another factor. Today as they celebrate 35 years of existing as a club congratulations are in order.(Ras Wadada)
TOTTENHAM struggled big time during their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle as Steve Bruce’s men picked up their first points of the season.The atmosphere inside the ground was flat after Joelinton’s 27th minute goal and few Spurs players did anything to give their fans much to shout about.5 Harry Kane had a rare off day but let his team down during flat performance vs NewcastleCredit: Getty – ContributorChristian Eriksen was left out because he was not in the right frame of mind with a potential move away looming.And Tottenham missed him.The Dane did come on towards the end but it was too little too late.Here’s what Paul Jiggins thought of the defeated Tottenham team today.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHUGO LLORIS 7THE skipper pulled off a stunning save to deny Sean Longstaff before he was let down by those in front of him for the Newcastle’s goal. Still waiting for his first clean sheet of campaign.5 Hugo lloris was the only shining light in an otherwise disappointing teamCredit: ReutersKYLE WALKER-PETERS 6THE academy product is looking more assured with each appearance as he bids to make first-team slot his own. Will be hoping injury is not too serious after limping off in second half.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD 5FOR how good a central defender the Belgian is, he never looks as commanding without Jan Vertonghen alongside him.Time to get the pair back together, Poch.DAVINSON SANCHEZ 4THE Colombian was given a tough time by Joelinton and caught woefully on his heels for the Toon striker’s opener.DANNY ROSE 5THE left-back did not do much wrong in defence but was hardly his usual effective self going forward either.When he did get into promising positions he was let down by either his cross or his team-mates’ lack of movement in box.MOUSSA SISSOKO 6CONSTANTLY jeered by the travelling fans, the former Newcastle man was again one of Tottenham’s better performers – although he too could not penetrate a resolute Toon defence.HARRY WINKS 5WAS forced to walk a disciplinary tightrope after his foolish 10th minute yellow card for hauling back Isaac Hayden.Winks also needs to add a bit more guile to his passing game.LUCAS MOURA 4THE Brazilian looked a shadow of the player who scored that historic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax as he capped a poor display by missing a late sitter.5 Lucas Moura missed a late sitter on an afternoon to forget for the BrazilianCredit: Getty – ContributorERIK LAMELA 4WE keep waiting for the Argentinian to fulfil his potential and show he was worth £30million. But he is 27 now and time is running out.SON HEUNG-MIN 4A DISAPPOINTING return to action from the South Korean in his first appearance of the season after completing a three-match ban.HARRY KANE 4THE Toon Army taunted the England captain with chants of “You’re just a s**t Alan Shearer.”But to be honest Kane was not even that good as he endured a rare off-day.5 Harry Kane felt he should have had a penalty but VAR denied him on what was a disappointing afternoon for the strikerCredit: AFP or licensorsSubsCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN 5THE Dane could not pull a rabbit out of the hat this time. Spurs missed his creativity.GIOVANI LO CELSO 5HIS 62nd minute introduction alongside Eriksen was too little too late.BEN DAVIES 5HIS late cameo almost led to a goal but his return after injury was one of few positives for Poch.5 Christian Eriksen was left out the team because he was not in the right frame of mindCredit: Getty Images – GettyWesley Sneijder has piled on the pounds since retiring just two weeks ago as Dutch legend is spotted by TV cameras at Utrecht vs VVV-Venlo game
“With the introduction of Continuum, VersionOne is providing unparalleled depth and breadth of visibility to all levels within an organization and across the entire software life cycle,” said VersionOne CEO Robert Holler. “Unlike point solutions that only address one aspect of the software life cycle or team-based tools that can result in significant organizational fragmentation, VersionOne’s unified platform enables improved decision making and enterprise-scale business agility.”Google wants to teach deep learningThe phrase “deep learning” has been on the lips of developers and programmers recently. Google and Udacity saw that deep learning is taking over the world of machine learning, which is why they have announced a brand new Deep Learning Course to give developers techniques to apply deep learning to their own problems. The course was put together by Vincent Vanhoucke, a principal scientist at Google and a manager in Google’s deep-learning infrastructure team.The course is approximately three months, and it’s free. In the course, students will learn how to train and optimize basic neural networks, convolutional neural networks, and long short-term memory networks. Complete learning systems in TensorFlow will be introduced by projects and assignments. More information on the course can be found here.DuckDuckGo will keep DuckDuckHackDuckDuckGo is a community platform to get developers started with open source, and now the organization has made improvements to its search results and Instant Answers (IAs), which are made for specific queries. Some changes include keeping the developer community on duckduckhack.com, so it is now the starting point for everyone interested in contributing. Despite efforts to promote and encourage good cybersecurity practices, Internet users continue to put themselves at risk. SplashData has released its annual Worst Passwords of 2015 list, and it revealed that “123456” and “password” still top the list as the most commonly used passwords, and they have been on the top since 2011. Other passwords included “12345678,” “qwerty,” “12345,” “123456789,” and “football.”“We have seen an effort by many people to be more secure by adding characters to passwords, but if these longer passwords are based on simple patterns, they will put you in just as much risk of having your identity stolen by hackers,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData. “As we see on the list, using common sports and pop culture terms is also a bad idea. We hope that with more publicity about how risky it is to use weak passwords, more people will take steps to strengthen their passwords and, most importantly, use different passwords for different websites.”VersionOne unveils its Winter 2016 releaseThe agile life-cycle management solution provider VersionOne is looking to give users even more visibility into their projects with its latest release. The company announced its Winter 2016 release comes with a new feature, the VersionOne Continuum, that aims to extend visibility across the entire life cycle from portfolio planning to Continuous Delivery.Other features of the release include new Enterprise-Level Dashboards, new Timesheets, and updates to Kanban, TeamRoom and CommitStream.