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  • Many AZAD workers join BJP

    first_imgNew Delhi: Several workers from the Apni Zindagi Apna Dal (AZAD) party on Monday joined the BJP to campaign for its return to the Central government in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Speaking at the event, Azad party leader Sarjeet Singh Khandsal Nandwasi said that he is “very much influenced by Narendra Modi” and that by joining BJP he will be able to contribute towards the true development of the nation, which is possible only under the leadership of someone like Modi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPresent at the event, National Vice President of BJP and the state in-charge for Lok Sabha elections Shyam Jaju said that Nandwasi joining the party is not an isolated incident. “Every day hundreds of people are joining BJP due to the increasing popularity of Narender Modi and BJP,” he said. Praising the BJP government’s work in the centre and in various states, Jaju said that Modi’s leadership has proven that their party is truly for the betterment of poorer sections of society. Not missing a chance to take a dig at the opposition, Jaju also accused the Congress of looting taxpayers’ money for 55 years. He added that the BJP government under Modi’s leadership is the only way to go if the country wishes to see dynasty-free and corruption-free politics in India.last_img read more

  • Worsening violence deepens humanitarian crisis in Chad UN relief wing warns

    3 November 2008Volatile security conditions and the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the area around Dogdoré in eastern Chad threaten the lives of 26,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), United Nations humanitarian officials warned today. “Humanitarian operations remain suspended in Dogdoré, with the exception of urgent activities such as responses to medical emergencies and the provision of drinking water,” said Philippe Verstraeten of the Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for Chad.A number of aid agencies suspended almost all operations last month, affecting the provision of health services, the supply of clean water, and the delivery of nutritional supplements among other activities aimed at assisting the most vulnerable.Eastern Chad currently shelters 315,000 refugees – the majority being Sudanese escaping from the conflict in Darfur – and 180,000 IDPs, all of whom depend on aid to survive.The humanitarian agencies have pleaded with the Government to provide security to their staff and assets while asking the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad, known as MINURCAT, to reinforce its presence in those areas closest to Chad’s eastern border with the Sudan, including Dogdoré.Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes also urged the Government to “step up its efforts to improve security conditions in those areas, in the interest of the protection of civilians, so that full-scale humanitarian operations may soon resume.”“I call on the Government of Chad to work closely with humanitarians on these issues, and I furthermore call on all belligerent parties to allow humanitarian activities to continue without hindrance,” added Mr. Holmes, who is also Emergency Relief Coordinator.Mr. Holmes is slated to travel to Chad later this year amid a humanitarian crisis that is affecting over half a million refugees and IDPs and shows no sign of receding. read more

  • Continued support crucial as Guinea prepares for democratic polls – UN official

    “I think the country deserves support from the UN and its partners in terms of supporting it through the elections [and] the post-election [period] in responding to the transition, recovery and development needs,” said Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah, newly appointed UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Guinea, when he briefed reporters in New York.He said donors had already provided most of the $27 million required to fund the electoral process, but stressed that continued support will be required after polls to ensure that transitional period is successful.Mr. Ohemeng-Boamah expressed concern that the operations of the UN Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS), which helps deliver humanitarian aid to people living in some of Guinea’s remotest areas, would cease as early as the start of next week if no further funding is made available for the service. More than $3 million is required for UNHAS operations in Guinea to continue beyond the end of this month.Guinea was gripped by unrest after Government forces opened fire on unarmed protesters last September in the capital, Conakry, killing at least 150 people. The UN has hailed recent moves taken by the interim President, General Sekouba Konaté, including the formation of a national unity Government led by a civilian Prime Minister, Jean-Marie Doré, named by the opposition, and the intention to hold elections. 26 March 2010Guinea requires continued support from the United Nations and its partners now that the West African country is preparing to transition from military rule to a civilian Government once elections scheduled for 27 June are held, a senior UN official in the country said today. read more

  • 2018 Acquisitions My Picks for the Top 10

    Avaya Taps RingCentral in UCaaS Partnership Beth Schultz October 03, 2019 Deal includes RingCentral’s $500 million investment in Avaya. Avaya & RingCentral: Does This Alliance Make Sense? Zeus Kerravala October 04, 2019 While the benefits for RingCentral are clear, that’s not so easily said about Avaya. Of the many acquisitions not listed above, I should mention three big ones: Here’s my top 10 list of enterprise communications acquisitions announced in 2018. Log in or register to post comments One Way or Another, Sprint Needs Out of Purgatory Michael Finneran June 19, 2019 For enterprise customers, the benefits of a T-Mobile/Sprint combination are clear, but the politics remain incomprehensible. merger-3385425__340.jpg There’s certainly good reason for M&A in enterprise communications. Acquisitions are usually the fastest way to fill a product gap, and with so many simultaneous transitions occurring in the market, there are plenty of gaps. Consider how the market was shifting in 2018: When a company announces an acquisition, it can be hard to predict if it will be transformative or forgotten. For example, Cisco’s acquisitions of Webex (2007) and Tandberg (2000) significantly shaped the company’s collaboration business. On the other hand, few may recall that Microsoft acquired Talko (2015), or that Permira bought Genesys (2011). Dish Networks Gets a Bone in Sprint, T-Mobile Merger OK Michael Finneran July 30, 2019 A fantasy solution for a fanciful concern clears the way for Sprint, T-Mobile combo — please let it go through, for safety’s sake! Premises-based to cloud-deliveredReal-time to asynchronousVoice-dominant to omnichannelMonolithic to microservicesLocal to globalAs a result of these transitions, there’s been a steady flow of acquisitions in 2018. I reported 51 acquisitions in 2018 in my Quipz newsletter. Avaya and Spoken Communications: Avaya hosted its biggest annual event in January 2018, just weeks after naming a new CEO and exiting chapter 11. The company was eager to send a clear message that reports of its death were exaggerated, and it did so with a surprise announcement to acquire Spoken, its BPO cloud contact center partner. The acquisition gave Avaya a multitenant implementation of its own Aura platform.Blueface and Star2Star Communications: The early 2018 merger of U.S.-based Star2Star and Ireland’s Blueface created a top five global, channel-first UCaaS company with more than 500 employees. Its official name is StarBlue, but the company continues to go by its pre-merger brands.Dialpad and TalkIQ: Dialpad liked its partnership with TalkIQ so much that it bought the company in May. With its new AI-powered speech technology, Dialpad became the first UCaaS provider to offer complete transcription of calls (see related video).Polycom and Obihai: Obihai ownership changed twice in 2018. In January, Polycom acquired Obihai, gaining a fresh endpoint lineup that includes phones and analog telephone adapters as well as a complementary cloud provisioning service. In July, Plantronics acquired Polycom in a significant business expansion.Ooma and Voxter: Ooma was well established in consumer and small business communications. Voxter engineered an impressive UCaaS solution that had attracted several tech-savvy enterprise customers. As a result of the March acquisition, Ooma has a comprehensive UC stack for businesses of all sizes.Slack and competitive aspects of Atlassian: Complex and clever, this July deal turned frenemies into friends. Slack not only clarified the competitive landscape for workstream collaboration tools by acquiring/eliminating Atlassian’s HipChat and Stride apps, but also gained development staff experienced in messaging. Atlassian exited its struggling messaging business and became an equity investor in Slack. The deal elevated both companies.Slack and Astro: This one hasn’t played out yet, but it’s becoming clear that workstream collaboration apps won’t replace email. Given its September acquisition of Astro, Slack apparently has concluded that if you can’t beat them, join them. Astro made an email app that was tightly integrated with Slack. Since Slack shut down the Astro app, it seems reasonable to conclude that the company intends to launch its own email capability.Vonage and TokBox; Vonage and NewVoiceMedia: These two acquisitions are separate but related and complementary, and they occurred one right after the other. Vonage announced its acquisition of TokBox, a video API provider, in August, and then cloud contact center provider NewVoiceMedia in September. The company has already demonstrated a video-enabled contact center, and it seems likely Vonage will replace its Amazon Chime offer with its own conferencing service powered by TokBox with its Nexmo dial-in network.Twilio and SendGrid: It’s not just Slack that sees a future in email. Twilio provides APIs for voice, text, and video. SendGrid focuses on email. Both companies empower developers with communications capabilities. Although the companies don’t have a strong overlap in customers, they see the potential to accelerate as a single company with a broader, diverse communications portfolio. Announced in October, this acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2019.8×8 and Jitsi: Atlassian likely acquired Jitsi to complement its messaging (HipChat and Stride) with WebRTC video. When the Slack-Atlassian acquisition music stopped, Jitsi found itself without a chair — and that gave 8×8 an opportunity. It picked up Jitsi in October. That timing was right, but even better now with Microsoft’s recent move to Chromium.My top 10 list is diverse. There are two video-related acquisitions (TokBox and Jitsi). Two email-related acquisitions (Astro and SendGrid). Two contact center acquisitions (Spoken and NewVoiceMedia). Two in UCaaS (StarBlue and Voxter). And, one in AI (TalkIQ). No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday Beth Schultz June 14, 2019 A look at news from Slack, Symphony, Intel, Nureva, and PGi See All in Industry News » Mitel acquired by private equity firm: With this deal closed in late November, it’s too early to tell how much things will change.Plantronics and Polycom: I can’t tell if this acquisition will result in one operation or two.Cisco and BroadSoft: One of the bigger and more significant acquisitions, but I excluded it since it was announced in 2017, though closed in 2018.Dave is a contributing editor and analyst at TalkingPointz.Tags:News & ViewsAcquisitionsM&AIndustry NewsAnalyst InsightNews & ViewsPartner EcosystemVendor NewsVendor Strategy Articles You Might Like read more

  • Trial begins for man who crashed truck into Skyway Bridge

    On the afternoon of July 31st, 2014 a dump truck with it’s bin raised crashed into Skyway Bridge.The man who was driving the truck has pleaded not guilty, and his trial began on Wednesday.A dump truck with a raised bin stuck in the scaffolding having crashed and the public left wondering how it could happen.The bridge, which was already under repairs at the time, remained closed for the weekend, snarling traffic.It would eventually be 7 months and cost the Province 1.2 million dollars to repair.Police arrived shortly after the crash and arrested 35 year old Sukhvinder Singh Rai of Brampton. he is facing 4 charges: impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol content over 80 milligrams, dangerous driving, and mischief endangering life.Singh Rai has pleaded not guilty. The trial, which is not in front of a jury is expected to last 10 days. read more

  • Firstround vote in strifetorn Central African Republic undeniable success – UN envoy

    Even so, in a sign of the perils facing CAR after fighting between the mainly Muslim Séléka and mainly Christian anti-Balaka groups has killed thousands and driven hundreds of thousands more from their homes, armed elements attacked troops and police from the UN Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) in Bangui, the capital, today as they loaded electoral materials into a truck. Three police were injured, two of them seriously, in the attack near the Fatima school in the sixth district.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative in CAR, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, called on all sides to follow through on this first round of polls in choosing a new Government, stressing that a full dialogue among all is vital for national reconciliation, and urging courage and determination in fighting impunity. “MINUSCA will continue to play its role as a catalyst for international efforts to support a determined and coordinated push for peace, justice and sustainable development,” he said in a communique. The UN has played a major role in seeking to restore peace in the country, with military and police units from the 11,000-strong MINUSCA joining soldiers from the French Sangaris force and local security teams yesterday at polling stations throughout CAR to ensure a peaceful vote. Polls closed in a positive atmosphere without any major security incidents, the Mission reported. Some stations remained open until all those waiting in line cast their votes. Soon after stations closed, MINUSCA began securing the collection and transportation of ballots from the central processing point. After nine months of improved stability in CAR, earlier this year a new wave of inter-communal violence erupted in September, killing at least 130 people, injuring 430 others, and triggering an 18 per cent increase in the number of internally displaced persons to 447,500. read more

  • PSNI chief apologises to Hyde Park bombing families over failure to secure

    first_imgPolice wrongly informed the prosecuting authorities that an individual was not wanted, when there was information to suggest that he was wanted by the Metropolitan Police. On that basis the prosecution for the Hyde Park bombing failed.Hamilton also spoke about the PSNI’s role in addressing events from the past:I am deeply conscious that there are many people who suffer as a result of Northern Ireland’s dark and difficult past. The past is the present for those who live everyday with the pain that has been caused to them. The conclusions in today’s report will bring yet more hurt to those who have already suffered so much.He said that he wants to ensure that the service “fulfils our legal responsibilities” in dealing with the past while also considering the responsibility of “keeping people safe in the present day”.“But dealing with the past goes far beyond policing,” the Chief Constable added, saying that the PSNI would play its part and work with others who have authority and influence in building “a more holistic approach to dealing with the past”.A review of the letters was ordered by David Cameron following the collapsed Hyde Park trial.The Hallett Report found that the letter scheme was lawful, but was “systematically flawed” and did not provide amnesty. Lady Justice Hallett said that the responsibility for any lack of clarity or openness concerning the scheme rests with the UK government.Earlier this year, the BBC reported that Northern Ireland Secretary of State Therese Villiers said the letters scheme was over, and no letters had been issued by her office since December 2012.More: On the run letters were “unprecedented and flawed”, but not unlawful >Read: Man accused of Hyde Park bombing cannot be prosecuted because of secret deal > PSNI CHIEF CONSTABLE George Hamilton has apologised to the families of the four British soldiers killed in the Hyde Park bombing of 1982 for the additional pain they endured “as a result [of] the failure to secure justice for their loved ones”.Hamilton’s comments follow the release today of the Hallett Report which reviewed ‘on the run’ letters issued to republican terrorism suspects saying that they were not being sought by the Metropolitan Police.The trial of a man suspected of the Hyde Park bombing collapsed early this year over the issuing of such a letter to him when he was actually still being sought by the Met. Although police came to realise the error, it was not rectified.PSNI chief Hamilton said today that the police service’s role in the letter system was “to conduct an evidential review of the status of individuals at that particular moment in time. The information was then passed to the independent prosecuting authorities.”last_img read more

  • Sholarships of up to 50000 for LOTE teachers

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Victoria is set to become a world leader in the teaching of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) under a new government plan. Multicultural Affairs Minister Nick Kotsiras has told Neos Kosmos he’s planning to make LOTE compulsory for all Victorian school students from prep to year 10, by 2025. But in order for the program to be successful, he says more language teachers are needed.“If there’s no teachers, you can’t offer LOTE, so we’re going to offer scholarships to encourage more students to undertake a LOTE course,” Mr Kotsiras said. The proposed scholarships will consist of $20,000 for undergraduates or $50,000 for graduates to return to study a Diploma of Education, in order to bolster teacher numbers. The Minister says he’s confident the plan will pay dividends by attracting professionals to teaching, without looking overseas. “I think we’ve got the people here, we really have. Forty percent of our population was born overseas or has a parent that was born overseas,” he said. “I think you’ll get people who will put up their hands and say ‘yes, I wish to do this’, because you’ll get some interpreters and translators who have done Arts and might say, ‘I’ll be paid for a year, I’ll go back and do a final year, then go into a school’. So I’m confident that it will work,” he said. The government has also pledged $1 million to encourage schools to take up LOTE, with the funds to be put towards books and other teaching resources, as well as a $70 increase in funding from $120 to $190 per student. However the Australian Education Union says the goal is unrealistic. “It’s certainly something we should aspire to, but it’s not feasible,” AEU Victorian Branch President Mary Bluett said of the target 2025 implementation date. “We have over 1300 primary schools in this state, a small minority of which have a qualified LOTE teacher. With the best of intentions … the scholarships will make a start but there’s no way that they will generate 1300 teachers by 2025.” “Speaking the language and teaching are two very, very different things and … I think that while it might be desirable, it might be a bit ‘pie in the sky’,” Ms Bluett said. Minister Kotsiras further detailed plans to offer support to independent and out-of-hours schools by providing rent assistance. “Some schools are finding it very hard to pay the rent, so we’re going to come up with some protocols that schools have to adhere to, to make it a bit easier for schools to rent a school building,” he said. “To me, it would be nice if we could use a school building, which is a community building, 24 hours a day, rather that it lying idle.” The Minister says he has assembled a ministerial council of stakeholders including schools, principals, teachers, unions and parents to consult on the program and assist with its implementation. The consultation process will begin next week.last_img read more

  • Kastellorizian Association names their best

    first_imgThe Kastellorizian Association of Victoria held its annual VCE Recognition Award and Kastellorizan of the Year event last Sunday.Ms Paige Adgemis was named as the top Kastellorizian VCE student, while Mr. Stathis E Efstathis won the coveted Kastellorizian of the Year award. The award is in its 20th year and is one of the few national awards in the Greek community.Mr Efstathis is a pharmacist from Brisbane and a leader in the Greek Community, a great supporter of the Church and also very active within the Kastellorizian Community.The events coincided with St. Constantine and St. Helen’s day and began with a service at St. Constantine’s and St. Helens Church in South Yarra.Consul General of Greece in Victoria, Ms Eleni Lianidou, MP Ms. Jenny Mikakos and Minister Martin Foley also attended the events. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • Lightroom 4 enfin disponible à la vente… et à moitié prix

    first_imgLightroom 4 enfin disponible à la vente… et à moitié prix !Des nouveautés comme la gestion des cartes et des données de géolocalisation, la création de livres photo et un nouveau moteur de rendu, pour un bond qualitatif remarquable. Mais surtout, les prix ont été divisés par 2. Lightroom est un logiciel de retouche photo très prisé. Tout comme le fameux Photoshop, il est produit par Adobe, mais il est un peu plus simple et spécialisé dans les photos pures. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La nouvelle version apporte de la réduction de bruits, de moirés, et une nouvelle balance des blancs. On peut créer des photobooks, utiliser des cartes géolocalisées et bien d’autres choses encore. La vidéo est supportée nativement, tant qu’elle n’est pas trop longue. Elle peut s’exporter en H.264 ou directement sur Facebook/Flickr.La version 3 était autrefois vendue 300 euros. La béta de la 4, quant à elle, était déjà disponible en bêta depuis quelque temps. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 est disponible sur Mac et PC pour 149 dollars, soit 130,36 euros. Les mises à jour depuis une version précédente ne coutent que 79 dollars, 74,16 euros TTC ! Ces réductions drastiques sont surement une réponse à celles d’Apple, le logiciel de retouche Aperture3 de celui-ci étant vendu 63 euros depuis quelques mois. Ce mois-ci devrait également voir la sortie d’Aperture 4 : il était donc temps pour Adobe de donner envie aux photographes d’acheter chez eux, une réduction de prix étant un argument de poids avec la sortie ruineuse du Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Le 7 mars 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Watch Chris Hadfield On Photographing Earth from Space

    first_imgStay on target Scientists Discover Possible Interstellar VisitorWater Vapor Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet Astronaut training is more than learning to hold your vomit while weightless and understanding the purpose of each switch on the control deck.For retired Canadian astronaut (and all-around awesome human being), it also meant an education in photography.After all, where else but outer space can you capture such a stunning perspective of our grand planet?AdChoices广告Over three space flights—including two trips on the Space Shuttle and five months aboard the ISS—Hadfield became qualified to use everything from a 35mm DSLR and 70mm Hasselblad to an Aeroflex shooter and Linhof camera. He even helped make two IMAX movies.“You are hyper-prepared to be one of the world’s photographers up there,” he said in a new video from Big Think. “You’re really trying to make sure that you’re technically competent with the camera, but you’re also artistically capable of understanding how to compose a picture, how to frame it properly, how to recognize something that’s worth taking a picture of.“And you don’t always get it right.“But the world is a very generous photography subject, and you have the best tripod in existence, so it’s a great place to take pictures,” according to Hadfield.And take pictures he did: Hadfield estimates he amassed some 45,000 snapshots over 166 days in space.“Every chance I could I would try and get to the window and take a picture, because who wouldn’t?” he said. “It’s just too beautiful and rare a site to ignore.”Not all 45,000 are winners, of course. A couple of years after returning home, Hadfield took inventory of his collection, flagging his favorites. From there, he whittled the list down to 150 images—the ones he believes best epitomize Earth.“Trying to distill this whole planet down to 150 pictures is crazy, it’s an insult to the world,” he admitted. “But it was the best I could do to let people actually see what the world looks like.”And he called it “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.” Published in 2014, the 208-page book features a fresh look out the world, highlighting some of the most remarkable sights that only a handful of very lucky people have ever seen.Between busy moments on the spaceship, Hadfield would sneak away to “take another look at the world,” which he described as instructional and beautiful—”raw, constantly changing beauty pouring by around you.”The privilege of those views, however, was not lost on him.“[It’s] like you’ve just walked into the most magnificent art gallery … or into the Sistine Chapel, or into a rainforest, or somewhere where suddenly you’re just overwhelmed with the place that you are,” he explained.“It’s an amazing stolen moment, and I stole as many of those as I could.”View as: One Page Slides1. Amazon RiverChris Hadfield2. Aleutian IslandsChris Hadfield3. US/Mexico borderChris Hadfield4. Juan Fernández IslandsChris Hadfield5. Australian OutbackChris Hadfield6. Rio BeniChris Hadfield7. Amazon BasinChris Hadfield8. US snowstormChris Hadfield9. BerlinChris HadfieldLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

  • SpiceJet Offers Discounts On Completion of Ten Years to Raise ₹900 Crore

    first_imgLow-cost airline SpiceJet on Tuesday launched a special discount offer ‘CelebrationSale’ to mark completion of ten years in the industry.The discount offer, which commenced on Tuesday (19 May), ends on 21 May midnight and comes with fares starting from ₹1,010.The period of travel under this discount sale is 1 July, 2015 to 15 October, 2015, according to The Economic Times. The cash-strapped company is also planning to raise ₹900 crore to meet its working capital requirements and pay back dues.The airline is in talks with private equity firms and banks to raise the money, Business Standard reported.The struggling carrier witnessed an ownership change in January this year, with the company’s board deciding to transfer control of SpiceJet from the Marans to founder-promoter Ajay Singh.The move was welcomed by many industry watchers, as it was expected to infuse new lease of life into the debt-ridden airline.With a market share of 17 percent, SpiceJet is the country’s fourth largest airline. But the carrier is bleeding and reported ₹275 crore loss for the third quarter ending December 2014. Under the restructuring plan, Singh is expected to infuse ₹1,500 crore to turnaround the loss-making airline. SpiceJet has already received ₹400 crore under the new revival plan.Following the initial capital infusion, the airline repaid its tax dues, settled payment issues with aircraft lessors and started paying salaries to employees regularly.The airline fell into a crisis due to lack of structured expansion plan, SpiceJet’s acting chief financial officer Kiran Koteshwar said in an interview with Airfinance Journal last week.”The other weakness is we used a lot of operational cash to fund the capital expansion, which normally should [instead] be used for these economic shocks,” Koteshwar added.The budget carrier currently operates 20 Boeing 737s and 15 Bombardier Q400 turbo prop planes.last_img read more

  • Bengaluru pays highest salaries in India at average of Rs 12 lakh

    first_img[Representational image]IANS File PhotoA LinkedIn study has revealed that Bengaluru pays the highest salaries in the country at Rs 12 lakhs per annum as compensation followed by Mumbai, Delhi (NCR), Hyderabad and Chennai.Mumbai pays an average salary of Rs 9 lakh and is followed by Delhi (Rs 8.99 lakh), Hyderabad (Rs 8.45 lakh) and Chennai (Rs 6.3 lakh).The study also says that the hardware and networking professionals get paid more than the ones in the technology industry. The Times of India report says that the hardware jobs being talked about here comprise of chip designing.Synopsis India’s head of Research and Development Shivananda Koteshwar said that the reason this department was paying so much was the moving of chip designing and implementation to India as well as its expansion.He told TOI, “Just two years ago, their salaries were 3-times their years of experience, today it is 4.5 to 5 times the experience.”As for networking, Cisco’s CIO VC Gopalratnam said, “As massive amounts of data continue to be distributed ever more widely, customers are facing challenges around complexity and security. To address this, there is a lot of innovation happening in the networking space and it is increasingly becoming more sophisticated. And as the sophistication of networks increase, the demand for networking roles and skills are increasing.”New technologies and inventions is continually creating space for newere talent and higher salaries.The LinkedIn study says that the posts with the highest salaries are president, vice-president, directors, COOs and managerial posts.last_img read more

  • Busboys and Poets Books Presents Not a Crime to Be Poor

    first_imgBusboys and Poets Books is scheduled to host author Peter Edelman of “Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America” to 14th and V St., NW on Nov. 27 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. In addition to exposing racially biased policing, the Justice Department’s Ferguson Report exposed to the world a system of fines and fees levied for minor crimes in Ferguson, Mo., that, when they proved too expensive for Ferguson’s largely poor, Black population, resulted in jail sentences for thousands of people. As former staffer to Robert F. Kennedy and current Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman explains in “Not a Crime to Be Poor,” that Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event.last_img read more

  • Fox News Pulls Ad in Apples App Store Tied to Infowars Searches

    first_imgIn addition to Fox News, searches for “Infowars” in the App Store showed ads from a developer called NewsLeap, promoting its Right Wing News and Conservative Talk Radio apps.When Apple removed the Infowars app on Sept. 7, the company cited its policy barring apps that include content that is “offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust or in exceptionally poor taste.” The Infowars app for Android remains available on Google Play.That came a month after Apple removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes. Both Infowars and founder Alex Jones also were kicked off YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, and other services. Twitter banned Infowars and Jones in September.Infowars’ false assertions over the years have included claiming that 9/11 was perpetrated by “globalists” in the U.S. government; that the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was a hoax; and that David Hogg, one of the students who survived the February 2018 shooting massacre in Parkland, Fla., was a paid actor. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Leading up the 2018 midterm elections, Fox News Channel was looking to entice fans of Infowars — the right-wing purveyor of conspiracy theories that has been booted from most internet platforms — to download its app.As of Tuesday, an ad for Fox News’ app appeared at the top of a search for “Infowars” on Apple’s App Store (see screenshot, below). Apple pulled the Infowars app from the App Store in early September for violating its content policies.But now the conservative-leaning news cabler says the ad tied to Infowars was “an error” and that it has taken steps to end the campaign. Fox News discontinued the ad after being contacted by Variety inquiring about the ad’s placement.“In working with Apple on our app acquisition campaign, it recently came to our attention that Infowars was included within our competitive set along with sites like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal,” John Fiedler, VP of digital at Fox News, said in an emailed statement. “This was an error, which has since been corrected.”last_img read more

  • VIDEO LaVar Ball is a natural wrestling heel in Monday Night Raw

    first_imgLaVar Ball has the mouth of a professional wrestling legend, and tonight he made his professional wrestling debut on Monday Night Raw.Sure enough, LaVar took to the squared circle like a fish to water. Ball strutted down to the ring with LaMelo to a chorus of boos for an interview with the Miz.Lavar Ball entering the ring ????pic.twitter.com/RFTzuJ37FU— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) June 27, 2017 Advertisement After calling Lonzo down to the ring,  LaVar got into a verbal disagreement that ended with him and the Miz taking off their shirts and squaring up. LaVar started doing some Bruce Lee kung fu warm up routine, but never actually threw a punch.LaVar may get smoked by Michael Jordan in one-on-one, maybe now he can body slam him.LaVar Ball aka The Last Lightskindid Dragon pic.twitter.com/4evrNffCyn— Legends (@LegendsofCH) June 27, 2017last_img read more

  • Bings Wallpaper of the Day as your Windows desktop background

    first_imgBing’s Wallpaper of the Day as your Windows desktop background by Martin Brinkmann on April 12, 2017 in Software – Last Update: April 11, 2017 – 14 commentsBing Wallpaper is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that sets Bing’s wallpaper of the day automatically as the desktop background.Microsoft displays a different high resolution photo each day on the Bing homepage (sometimes moving images are displayed instead). Users who visit Bing on the day may download the image for free to their devices. Use is restricted for use as a desktop wallpaper.Bing users may even go back in time to look at and download photos published on other days on the Bing homepage. Simply hover the mouse cursor over the “info” link in the lower right corner of the Bing homepage, and select the “download today’s image” option when the overlay opens up.While you can go ahead and download the photos to set them as the desktop wallpaper manually, you may prefer an automated solution to make things easier for you.Bing WallpaperBing Wallpaper is a free program for Windows that does exactly that. It is available as a Python script that you need to run in a Python environment, or as an executable that you just need to run.Note: You need to run the executable file each time you want it to download the latest photo posted on Bing, and set it as the desktop wallpaper on Windows. It is suggested to add the program either as a startup item, or create a task that runs once a day to automate the process further.The program itself is automated. All you need to do is run it, and make sure that it is allowed to connect to the Internet.Bing Wallpaper queries Bing to discover the most recent wallpaper image, and downloads it to the local system if the query is successful, and if the wallpaper does not exist yet on the device. The image is set as the desktop background automatically.The program saves the wallpapers in the Bing_Pic_of_the_day folder of the user directory. Visit the directory to set past photos again as the system wallpaper.To create a task that runs once a day, do the following:Tap on the Windows-key to open the start menu.Type Task Scheduler, and select the result.Right-click on Task Scheduler Library, and select Create Task.General: Add a name, and if you want a description.Triggers: Select new, and on the next window “daily” under settings. Click ok to close the new window.Actions: Select new, then on the next screen browser. Select bing_wallpaper.exe using the file browser. Click ok to close the window.Click ok on the main window to create the task.The task will run once a day from that moment on. You can delete it with a right-click on the task, and the selection of delete from the context menu that opens.Now You: Do you change wallpaper images frequently? Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 3 votes Software Name Bing WallpaperOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AppearanceLanding Page https://github.com/guptarohit/bing-wallpaper/ Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Anker Prime Day 2018 Deals Massive Discount on Batteries Cables Appliances More

    first_img Share Tweet Submit Anker has kicked off its Prime Day 2018 deals and you’ll find a ton of discounts on batteries, cables, appliances, hubs and more.Anker Goes All-Out for Its Prime Day 2018 Deals – What Will You Get Today?Anker makes some of the most exciting accessories around that too at an extremely affordable price. When the company reached out to us and said that they have some amazing discounts for Prime Day, we were somewhat skeptical at what could get any better than what is available right now? Turns out, Anker can really push the boundaries when it comes to discounts. Check out the complete list and pick up your favorite products at an extremely low price.Note: All the deals listed below will go live on 3PM PDT, which is right now!Anker PowerCore 10000 Black – Regular price $29.99, Now just $19.19Anker PowerCore 10000 Red – Regular price $33.99, Now just $19.19Anker PowerCore 10000 White – Regular price $33.99, Now just $19.19Anker PowerCore 201000 Ultra High Capacity Power Bank – Regular price $47.99, Now just $30.79Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 Black – Regular price $25.99, Now just $17.99Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 Red – Regular price $29.99, Now just $17.99Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 White – Regular price $29.99, Now just $17.99Eufy RoboVac 11 Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – Regular price $249.99, Now just $159.99Note: All the deals listed below will go live at different time periods and will last for 6 hours each.Anker Bolder LC40 Rechargeable Flashlight – Regular price $19.99, Now just $15.99 (Time 12:30PM PDT – 6:30PM PDT)Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger – Regular price $61.99, Now just $49.59 (Time 1:25PM PDT – 7:25PM PDT)Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector – Regular price $349.99, Now just $248 (Time 1:45PM PDT – 7:45PM PDT)Anker PowerLine+ II Lightning Cable 6-feet Black – Regular price $17.99, Now just $12.19 (Time 4:30PM PDT – 4:30PM PDT)Anker PowerLine+ II Lightning Cable 6-feet Red – Regular price $17.99, Now just $12.19 (Time 4:30PM PDT – 4:30PM PDT)Anker PowerLine+ II Lightning Cable 6-feet Silver – Regular price $17.99, Now just $12.19 (Time 4:30PM PDT – 4:30PM PDT)Anker PowerLine+ II Lightning Cable 6-feet Golden – Regular price $17.99, Now just $12.19 (Time 4:30PM PDT – 4:30PM PDT)Anker USB-C to USB 3.0 Hub with Ethernet Port – Regular price $29.99, Now just $21.99 (Time 4:40PM PDT – 10:40PM PDT)Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker – Regular price $26.99, Now just $20.79 (Time 5:00PM PDT – 11:00PM PDT)Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charger – Regular price $13.99, Now just $11.03 (Time 5:15PM PDT – 11:15PM PDT)Anker SoundBuds Lite Bluetooth Headphones – Regular price $39.88, Now just $19.29 (Time 10:25AM PDT – 4:25AM PDT, July 17)Anker SoundBuds Curve Wireless Earbuds – Regular price $25.99, Now just $18.99 (Time 10:00AM PDT – 4:00PM PDT, July 17)You might also want to check out the following Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals:DJI Prime Day 2018 Deals: Mavic Pro for $799, Spark Fly More Combo for $499Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals on Unlocked Phones: Honor 7X, Mate 10 Pro, Galaxy Note 8 & MoreHOT Prime Day Deal: Essential Phone 128GB, Fully Unlocked for $249Hot Prime Day Deals: GoPro Hero for $179, Beats Studio3 for $212, Bose QC25 for $125, 1TB Samsung T5 SSD for $269Here Are the Best 4K TV Deals You Can Get on the Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018 Brings You the Best Nintendo Switch Offer That You Can Ever FindGame of Thrones Box Set Seasons 1 – 7 Blu-ray / Digital for $74.99 [Original Price $229.99]ESR Prime Day Deals are Now Live with Lowest Ever Prices on Screen Protectors, Cases, Wireless Chargers & MorePrime Day Yi Technology Deals: 40% Off Action, Home, Dash Cameras & AccessoriesAmazon Prime Day 2018 Early Access Deals: Echo Dot Just $29.99, Echo Show $100 Off & More!Prime Day 2018 Deals from RAVPower: $71.99 Sound Bar, Qi Wireless Power Bank for $45.99 & MoreAnker Prime Day 2018 Deals: Massive Discount on Batteries, Cables, Appliances & MoreAmazon Prime Day Gaming Deals: Xbox One, SNES Edition 3DS, Graphics Cards, Morelast_img read more

  • Slothy Sunday Counting down to the 4th annual Sloth Ironman Games

    first_imgRelated posts:Slothy Sunday: A baby sloth is born Slothy Sunday: Overcoming adversity Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths together Slothy Sunday: Five ways you can help sloths Did you know that there is an internationally recognized holiday all about sloths?That’s right – there is, in fact, an International Sloth Day. On Oct. 20, Toucan Rescue Ranch kicks off this special occasion with its entertaining and unique fundraiser, the Sloth Ironman Games. Now going on its fourth year, TRR creates an enrichment game series focused on four chosen sloth athletes, otherwise known as slothletes.The slothletes are revealed on Oct. 20 for International Sloth Day. For the rest of the week, they participate in a four-part series of enrichment challenges: the hibiscus eat-off (devour the flower), the poop-off challenge, the strong sloth challenge, and the one-meter dash. Entirely at their own mercy, the sloths compete in these games, which are administered by the sloths’ caregivers and veterinarians. It is the fastest sloth who wins! May the best slothlete win! Photo via Toucan Rescue Ranch.While the sloths enjoy carrying on with their routine of eating flowers, using the bathroom, climbing and sleeping, the goal of the games is to bring awareness to the issues that sloths face in today’s world. Each slothlete is an orphaned sloth brought to the Toucan Rescue Ranch for a variety of reasons. Commonly, these include electrocution by power lines, car accidents, dog attacks, and human encroachment, such as deforestation and the illegal pet trade. Oftentimes, babies are found abandoned by their mother for unknown reasons (likely because the mother was involved in an accident).This is when the Saving Sloths Together project by Toucan Rescue Ranch and The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica acts. We rescue hurt sloths and give them a second chance at life with the goal of releasing them back into the wild once they graduate from the rehabilitation and release program.Last year, the 3rd Annual Sloth Ironman Games raised more than $3,000 for the Saving Sloths Together project. Toucan Rescue Ranch is excited to see what this year brings, and invites you to participate and enjoy the games!The Sloth Ironman Games is a purely online event. You can tune in and watch the action on Toucan Rescue Ranch’s Facebook and YouTube page! To donate, you can the Saving Sloths Together crowdfunding page and vote (donate) to your favorite slothlete!You can watch the 2018 Sloth Ironman Games here! — Zara Palmer is a Marketing Specialist at Toucan Rescue Ranch. This article was produced by The Toucan Rescue Ranch. The Toucan Rescue Ranch specializes in helping wild animals recover so that they can be reintroduced into the wild. For more information or to donate, visit the Toucan Rescue Ranch website. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

  • Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status

    first_imgA visitor takes photo of a scale model of a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Soryu-class submarine at a first-ever defense industry fair in Yokohama, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The MAST, or Maritime Systems and Technology, exhibition opened Wednesday in Yokohama, showcasing Japanese and foreign military products, including aircraft, weapons and associated naval and aerospace technology — anything that can be used in maritime security and surveillance, as well as disasters and rescue operations. Giant foreign contractors like Lockheed Martin and Babcock and military officials from “friendly” nations are there, too.A scaled-down US-2 and a Soryu submarine on display at the Japan booth welcomed visitors as soon as they enter the exhibit hall, where Defense Minister Gen Nakatani visited for a brief tour Wednesday.Japanese manufacturers exhibited at last year’s MAST expo in Istanbul, Turkey, but will have a much larger presence in Yokohama, said Warren Edge of the Paris-based exhibition organizer.“From our exhibitors’ perspective, yes, it’s a big market and we are looking forward to doing this for Japan,” Edge said.Defense exports have gotten a slow start, partly because Japan lacks the marketing and technology transfer expertise of the U.S. and other major exporting countries.“Those skills will have to be built, and they’re going to have to build them while they are competing with their ally the U.S. in a defense export market,” said Jack Midgely, an executive officer at Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Co. in Tokyo and an expert on the defense industry. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories In the U.S., military-related exports are mostly conducted through the Foreign Military Sales program under the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.The system provides the products, financing, training and logistical support to foreign militaries, which is backup Japan is ill-equipped to offer. To address that issue, Japan plans to set up an agency to oversee defense equipment research and development, and procurement, to cut costs and improve efficiency.Hotchi said Japan is best off focusing on disaster relief and reconnaissance, areas unlikely to raise the hackles of neighbors still resentful over past wartime aggression. It also can expand cooperation with the U.S., Australia and other developed nations in joint production, logistics and other support for advanced military technology, he said.“The U.S. sets the global defense equipment standard,” Hotchi said. “Equipment that is not used by the U.S. is not going to be a viable business.”Hotchi acknowledges that his hardest sell is in Japan.“Japanese companies are not really prepared to compete,” he said. “They don’t know how, because their customer up to now was 100 percent the Defense Ministry, and they’ve never had to make any marketing effort.” Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Quick workouts for men Still, some progress is evident.Australia’s Defense Minister Kevin Andrews has invited Japan to participate in the selection process for a partner to jointly design and build a submarine, Gen Nakatani, Japan’s defense minister, told reporters last week.Japan should focus on areas such as its diesel submarine propulsion technology, which is unique and advanced, Hotchi said.Another star product is ShinMaywa’s US-2 amphibious aircraft, which is on India’s shopping list. The company, based in western Japan’s Hyogo prefecture, refused comment on those negotiations, citing sensitive timing.Hotchi and others say Japan can also take over production of equipment and parts no longer made in the U.S. For example, last year Tokyo approved plans to make seeker gyros used in the PAC-2 missile defense system.“We’re entering a new world and we would have to adapt to a different way of doing business and address issues like high cost, one at a time,” said Shoji Sato, Vice President and General Manager of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a major Japanese defense contractor that makes the Soryu submarine.Japan’s participation in the U.S.’s F-35 Lightning joint strike fighter jet program, as a customer and as a supplier of regional maintenance and logistics support, may promote sales of its own components for the jet, Midgely said. It’s no guarantee, though: the other 11 countries participating are also competing for contracts. Industrial giants such as Kawasaki Heavy Industries seem poised for a windfall from an industry that worldwide has more than $400 billion in annual sales but ambitions are hitting a wall. So far, the only known deals in the pipeline are the possible sale of Soryu-class submarine technology to Australia and ShinMaywa Industries’ US-2 amphibious aircraft for India.After decades of near isolation from the global defense industry, “Japan is not up to speed with global trends,” said Toru Hotchi, director of the Defense Ministry’s Equipment Policy Division and Japan’s go-to person for procurement.Hotchi shares with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the mission of selling Japan’s defense equipment. He travels to industry fairs and visits foreign militaries to study global defense and weapons trends. He also fields contacts from foreign governments and companies seeking opportunities from Tokyo’s loosening of restrictions on military equipment and technology transfer.“Japan can make anything, in principle, except for nuclear weapons,” Hotchi said in an interview. “The potential is high.”Japan’s home market is only worth about 1.5 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) annually. Big-ticket sales overseas could enable its defense contractors to scale up, increasing profits and slashing costs for the Ministry of Defense as it stretches its budget to upgrade outdated hardware and beef up defenses against China. TOKYO (AP) — A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry.Following Japan’s defeat in World War II, its defense manufacturing industry was confined to the domestic market apart from some joint projects under the Japan-U.S. security alliance. Partly in response to China’s rising military assertiveness, Japan last year loosened restrictions on technology transfers and sales of military equipment. Mark Burgess, customer business director for Honeywell Aerospace in the Asia-Pacific region, said the participation of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and other Japanese suppliers in the Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 and 777X projects shows they are an affordable option for outsourcing aerospace manufacturing.Makers of Formula 1 race cars, used to meeting the same exacting specifications as for aircraft, could find new opportunities in making parts, supplying logistics and other segments of the larger market.Another promising area is 3-D printing, where parts are very sophisticated and tolerances of error are minuscule.“This isn’t going to open a multibillion dollar industry overnight, but I think there’s going to be some tangible benefits,” Burgess said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more