vPro Expert Center moves out to myITforum.com

first_imgmyITforum.com is a community of worldwide IT professionals. myITforum.com membership and visitors are made up of IT Administrators and IT Managers from several countries, in small, medium, and large companies around the world. Close to 50,000 people visit myITforum.com each day to find solutions to problems they face. These answers come in the form of articles, self-help forum posts, self-help email discussion lists, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) database, blog posts, and online media such as videos and podcasts.So today I decided to put some of our vPro efforts out onto another website designed to aide the IT community. I re-created our “[Known Issues|http://www.myitforum.com/myITWiki/Known%20Issues%2c%20Best%20Practices%2c%20and%20Workarounds.ashx?NoRedirect=1]” wiki as well as the “[Tools for vPro and Centrino Pro|http://www.myitforum.com/myITWiki/Tools%20for%20Intel(r)%20vPro%20and%20Centrino%20Pro.ashx]” wiki onto a vPro Expert Wiki. I wanted to let the expert center aware of this so that any of you can help out in our cross-linking efforts. Feel free to visit the vPro wiki that I have created over there and add whatever docs you think might be helpful. The wiki markup that they use is slightly different than ours, so let me know if you’re interested and I can help explain it all to youlast_img read more

Kevin de Bruyne is best in the world: Belgium boss Roberto Martinez

first_imgBelgium manager Roberto Martinez believes a fresh Kevin De Bruyne will be even better for club and country this season after the Manchester City midfielder tore Scotland apart in a 4-0 win for Martinez’s men on Monday. De Bruyne, 28, set up Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld to score inside the first 32 minutes before capping a brilliant individual display by rounding off the scoring. No complacencyMartinez showed no complacency with his team selection by naming his strongest available side with captain Eden Hazard sidelined by injury. Belgium and City had to cope without De Bruyne for most of last season due to two major knee injuries. But De Bruyne has started the season like a man keen to make up for lost time. “He has started the season in a fresh manner and you can see his exceptional quality. For me he is the best playmaker in world football,” said Martinez. “Playmakers used to stop the play to make the pass, he can execute that pass on the move. You saw him fresh, full of responsibility and he’s having a very influential role.” Roberto Martinez Key figureDe Bruyne will be a key figure for the Red Devils if Belgium are to deliver on their enormous potential by winning next year’s European championships. Victory maintained their 100 percent record in Group I of qualifying after six games. By contrast, Scotland boss Steve Clarke admitted his side’s hopes of automatic qualification are already over after a fourth defeat in six matches left them fifth in the group, behind Cyprus and Kazakhstan. Scotland now have to rely on a playoff next March, earned via winning their Nations League group under former manager Alex McLeish. “The group is over in terms of qualification,” said Clarke with Scotland nine points behind second-placed Russia. “We have to target third position. There are 12 points up for grabs and we have to make sure we finish third in the group. If we finish third in the group it means we will have performed well and give us confidence going into the playoffs in March,” he added. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

Richard Carapaz wins Giro d’Italia to make cycling history for Ecuador

first_imgShare on Messenger Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Richard Carapaz on verge of winning Giro after holding off Vincenzo Nibali Cycling match reports Giro d’Italia Read more Support The Guardian He finished the three-week race 1min 5sec ahead of the home favourite Vincenzo Nibali and 2.30 in front of the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, who leapfrogged Mikel Landa into third spot.Carapaz and Nibali brought their children on to the podium when they collected their trophies. The winner’s parents had also flown over from Ecuador – the first time they had been on an aeroplane.Haga had told his wife to stay at home in the US. “Maybe that was a mistake,” he said as he smiled through tears of joy. “This is for everyone who believed in me and supported me and sacrificed for me. I gave everything and to finally win … it’s very special.”It was Haga’s first stage victory in a grand tour, moreover. “I started this morning believing strongly I could win. I saved my legs these past few days. Watching Roglic and Nibali on TV, I had to convince myself that they were tired,” he said. He finished four seconds faster than Victor Campenaerts and six ahead of Thomas De Gendt. Britain’s Simon Yates clocked 23min 7sec to hold on to a top-10 place, finishing eighth overall. Topics Share via Email Richard Carapaz became Ecuador’s first grand tour champion by winning the Giro d’Italia while Chad Haga of the US was fastest in the final stage’s individual time trial.Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, keeled over his handlebars with emotion at the Arena di Verona after the 17km (10.5-mile) test. The 26-year-old has worn the leader’s pink jersey since winning the gruelling 14th stage on 25 May.“This is the biggest moment of my sporting life,” he said. “In this final time trial I just suffered from start to finish until I reached the arena of Verona. It’s fabulous to win the Giro d’Italia.” Since you’re here…last_img read more

10 months agoMarcelo: Mourinho back at Real Madrid…?

first_imgMarcelo: Mourinho back at Real Madrid…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo was sorry to hear about Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho.Marcelo had some words of comfort for his old boss.”[His sacking] is a pity as he is a great coach and for him to be without a club is a pity,” said the Brazilian at a Club World Cup media conference.”It’s not for me to say if he should come to Real Madrid, but I really appreciate all he did for me at this club.”The 30-year-old emphasised the togetherness in the group when asked about the club’s success and what it stems from.”It comes from the union we have within the dressing room,” he added.”The base of team has been playing a long time together, which has brought us to where we are now.”But we still have a lot of hunger to win trophies.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Carnival Expects Fuel Cost Currency Headwinds in 2019

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Miami-based cruise ship major Carnival Corporation expects its fiscal 2019 earnings to be hit by fuel cost and currency headwinds.For the full year, Carnival Corp’s earnings guidance now reflects USD 155 million from fuel price and currency moving against the company. Operationally, the cruise major continues to expect revenues and adjusted earnings per share improvements in line with its December guidance.“We expect adjusted earnings per share to be higher than the prior year, despite a USD 45 million year-over-year drag from currency and the price of fuel,” Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation & plc President and Chief Executive Officer, said.Carnival Corp explained that cumulative advanced bookings for the remainder of 2019 are currently ahead of the prior year at prices that are in line with the prior year on a comparable basis.Based on current booking trends, the company continues to expect full year 2019 constant currency net cruise revenues to be up approximately 5.5 percent, with capacity growth of 4.6 percent, and net revenue yields in constant currency expected to be up approximately 1.0 percent compared to the prior year.Carnival Corporation unveiled the lowered expectations as part of its first quarter earnings report. The company. During the three months ended February 28, 2019, the company’s net income reached USD 336 million, compared to a net income of USD 391 million recorded in the first quarter of 2018. Revenues for the first quarter of 2019 were USD 4.7 billion, higher than the USD 4.2 billion in the prior year.For the second quarter of the year, the company expects constant currency net revenue to be in line with the prior year. Changes in fuel prices and currency exchange rates are expected to decrease earnings by USD 0.08 per share compared to the prior year. Based on these factors, the company expects adjusted earnings per share for the second quarter 2019 to be in the range of USD 0.56 to USD 0.60 versus 2018 adjusted earnings per share of USD 0.68.last_img read more

Food Safety at Community Events

first_imgThe Department of Environment is reminding event operators and vendors that they need a temporary food permit for community events where food is served. The permit is required for food service operations at exhibitions, fairs, festivals, and some other community events. Applications must be received at least 14 days before the event. Organizers of large events are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible to allow enough time for processing. The application form and more information are available at http://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/retailers.asp.last_img

Despite sealing GST noteban traders keep faith in BJP

first_imgNEW DELHI: Despite the suffering of the sealing, the trader’s community in Delhi voted for the BJP as all the trader-dominated areas like New Delhi, Chandni Chowk and West Delhi, BJP performed better than the last time.Till the last day of the before the poll, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to reach out to the traders. The trader community of Delhi have always voted for the BJP earlier but after the demonetisation, GST and sealing the parties thought that the BJP might lose the Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagarsupport. Delhi has many wholesale markets, these an integral part of this constituency. What greets you first here is the stench from open drains and the sight of congested lanes. Voters here are mainly from the trading class, and despite personal political leanings, issues like GST implementation and demonetisation resonate among shop owners. “Traders have always supported the BJP and this time for us it was clear that in Center Modi will come hence the community felt that if we vote for AAP or Congress then we would not get the help of the BJP in future,” said a trader leader who did not want to be named. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceHe added that despite the losses in the sealing and other issues the traders always looked for a party which will rule the country. “Whatever happens in the politics is their matter but we have to survive and do business. Only a strong political formation can give benefit to us. AAP will never come in the centre and Congress was not very active in the city hence we voted for the BJP,” he said. In the seats like New Delhi trader community has a vote share of nearly 30 per cent and in Chandni Chowk also the vote sharing is higher. In both, the seats the AAP became the distant third. “We tried to reach out to the traders but our narrative did not work in the ground. The fight for the traders will continue and we will work to stop the sealing drive in Delhi,” said a senior AAP leader.last_img read more

generationCURE To Hold Annual Holiday Party For amfAR This Week

first_imgThe annual amfAR generationCURE Holiday Party will take place on Wednesday, December 7.generationCURE is a group of young amfAR supporters committed to ending the AIDS pandemic in their lifetime by helping the Foundation raise funds for its cure-focused research programs. Since its inception in 2011, generationCURE has raised more than $450,000 for amfAR through events in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.Event chairs include Kelly Osbourne, Christian Siriano and Jussie Smollett.Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:00–10:00 P.M.Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres, Entertainment, Silent AuctionCadillac House330 Hudson StreetNew York CityTICKETS$125 in advance $150 at the doorTICKET PACKAGESFive tickets for $575Ten tickets for $1,125EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AUCTIONDon’t miss the opportunity to own works by Slim Aarons, Jessica Craig-Martin, Sonia Moskowitz, Terry O’Neill, and Robert Rauschenberg. The online auction ends at 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 8, 2016.Click here to view the auction.All proceeds from the auction will benefit generationCURE.last_img read more

Draw results of the Womens Junior World Championship in Korea

← Previous Story MKB Vesprem win 18th Hungarian title! Next Story → Davor Cutura in BM Valladolid The draw of the 2010 Women’s Junior World Championship in Korea took place on 24 May according to the following procedure:Please click here to see the procedure of the draw.The results of the draw are as follows:GROUP A: NOR, FRA, GER, TUN, SRB, PAN-AM4GROUP B: KOR, NED, ARG, CHN, COD, CROGROUP C: HUN, ESP, JPN, BRA, THA, AUSGROUP D: RUS, SWE, ANG, MNE, MEX, HKGDue to the fact that the qualified teams from Puerto Rico and Uruguay cancelled their participation and the Pan-American Team Handball Federation (PATHF) did not appoint a substitute nation so far, the last representative from Pan-America is not decided yet.The IHF will publish the playing schedule and further details in due time.

Goldust set to undergo surgery this week Full announcement of Ronda Rousey

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television I regret not a thing as I have done it all. My family on the road at work has been incredible and are exceeding their talents daily. They all are true superstars and family with a bright future. Remember, be patient and humble. Your time will come! #OutlastThemAll #Keepsreppin— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) July 10, 2018Wrestleview.com wishes Goldust a quick and painless recovery.Full announcement of Ronda Rousey in WWE 2K19The following was issued by WWE and 2K Games on Tuesday to officially announce Ronda Rousey as the second pre-order DLC bonus for the upcoming WWE 2K19 video game that will be released this October on PS4, XBOX One and PC.“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey® to Make Historic Video Game Franchise Debut as WWE® 2K19 Pre-Order Bonus Character“The Baddest Woman on the Planet” set to join former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio® as the second of two playable pre-order characters for the upcoming flagship series releaseNEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2K today announced that Olympic medalist, feature film actress, UFC® Hall of Famer and current WWE® Superstar, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey®, will make her WWE console video game debut in WWE® 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The “Baddest Woman on the Planet” – who put the WWE Universe on notice with a surprise Royal Rumble® 2018 appearance, blockbuster WrestleMania® 34 debut match and continued explosive presence – will appear in WWE 2K19 as a playable character wearing her signature ring gear inspired by “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. In addition, 2K’s global marketing campaign trailer for the announcement, which debuted during last night’s Monday Night Raw® broadcast, further celebrates Ronda’s landmark WWE arrival and incredible bond shared with the late WWE Hall of Famer through inclusion of Piper’s verbal praise from her Piper’s Pit podcast appearance in 2015.“As a WWE Superstar, having support from the Piper family means everything to me,” said Ronda Rousey. “It’s an honor to be part of WWE 2K19 and have my name mentioned alongside so many important Superstars in WWE history, including Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle®, Ultimate Warrior®, Sting™ and Goldberg™.”“Anybody can call themselves ‘Rowdy’, but it takes a special, talented and dedicated individual to live up to the ‘Rowdy’ name,” said Colt Toombs, son of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. “My dad saw it in Ronda, and so do we. She is truly ‘Rowdy to the core,’ and that mindset really comes through in the trailer for WWE 2K19.”Rousey, alongside former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio, will be available as bonus content for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018, with Early Access players receiving their copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on October 5, 2018.“From an Olympic tatami to the UFC Octagon to the WWE ring, Ronda is a one-of-a-kind athlete and incredible ambassador for career and life empowerment,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Her discipline, determination and attitude toward accomplishing her goals and silencing her critics make her the perfect embodiment of WWE 2K19’s ‘Never Say Never’ global marketing campaign. We are thrilled to welcome Ronda to the WWE 2K family and can’t wait to see what’s in store for her in the years to come.”Through the announcement of Ronda Rousey as the second of two pre-order playable characters, 2K updated details today surrounding WWE 2K19 premium product offerings and their scheduled release dates:About the WWE 2K19 Deluxe EditionPlayers who purchase the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. The WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition includes the following items:* Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;* Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);* Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (playable Rey Mysterio “Royal Rumble 2018” character and playable Ronda Rousey “WrestleMania 34/Roddy Piper-inspired” character);* Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer).About the WWE 2K19 Collector’s EditionPlayers who purchase the WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition at participating retailers will also receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system and Xbox One. The WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition includes the following items:* Copy of WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, which includes the following items:* Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;* Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);* Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (playable Rey Mysterio “Royal Rumble 2018” character and playable Ronda Rousey “WrestleMania 34/Roddy Piper-inspired” character);* Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer);* Premium packaging;* Exclusive and rare physical collectibles;* Limited Edition WWE® SuperCard content.Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K19 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018 for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. For more information on WWE 2K19 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #WWE2K19 and #NeverSayNever or subscribe on YouTube. For more information on the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, please visit wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge/rules. Twitter WWE star Goldust revealed on Twitter that he will undergo surgery this week in Alabama.It is unknown what the surgery Goldust will be undergoing, or how long he will be out of action as of this writing.Sitting here with @JeffDugasMD in Birmingham ready. pic.twitter.com/RtXNUA6uKq— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) July 10, 2018 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 Pinterest WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 last_img read more

Gunfire leads to arrest in Vancouver parking lot

first_imgA 21-year-old Portland man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly fired a handgun after a confrontation in a grocery store parking lot in Vancouver.Vancouver police responded to a call about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. A person involved in the confrontation reported following another vehicle with the suspect who had allegedly fired the gun, according to a statement from the Vancouver Police Department.Officers responded to the area of 2200 E. Fourth Plain Boulevard and arrested Treston J. Thomas, 21, on suspicion of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. According to police, Thomas allegedly fired a handgun in a grocery store parking lot at Mill Plain Boulevard and Chkalov Drive after becoming angry during a confrontation.According to police, no one was injured.last_img

Solana Beach parent charged in college bribery scheme set to plead guilty

first_img BOSTON (AP) — A California man accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.Jeffrey Bizzack is scheduled to enter his plea in Boston’s federal court Wednesday. He agreed in June to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.Authorities say the 59-year-old paid $250,000 to get his son admitted as a fake volleyball recruit. His son was accepted in 2018. Bizzack’s lawyers have said his son did not know about the arrangement.Prosecutors are recommending nine months in prison and a $75,000 fine.Bizzack, of Solana Beach, California, is the 51st person charged in a sweeping scheme that involved rigging test scores and bribing coaches to get students into elite schools. Posted: July 24, 2019 AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter AP, Solana Beach parent charged in college bribery scheme set to plead guilty July 24, 2019last_img read more

Washougal standoff links to full coverage

first_imgPolice and firefighters are on the scene of a major incident in Washougal.For the main story, click HERE. There you will also find streaming video of the fires from by a neighbor, maps of the area, and a link to our photo gallery, which includes user-submitted images.For more about the man who tried to save the occupant, but was shot at, click HERE.For more about the effect on Washougal schools, click HERE.A man with the same name as the Washougal homeowner — Steven D. Stanbary — has a history of violence and ties to white supremacists. To read more on that, click HERE.For a blow-by-blow wrap-up of how today’s events unfolded, visit our Storify project. There you’ll find links, text, tweets, videos, and photos from the scene.As always, check The Columbian’s print edition for a full report.last_img read more

Who Was Responsible for Latest Black Friday

first_imgIt was a rough Friday for a pair of high-profile (if quirky) consumer magazines. Radar, Maer Roshan’s irreverent, Spy-baiting magazine folded for the third time. A few hours later, 02138—the “Harvard lifestyle” title acquired in May by Manhattan Media, a publisher with big plans for relaunching it and rolling out a series of similar magazines—folded, too.Searching for the common denominator to the latest iteration of “Black Friday”? I mean, aside from the volatile economy? You could do a lot worse than Ron Burkle [above, right] the elusive billionaire head of Yucaipa Cos., owner of Source Interlink, pal to former president Bill Clinton and supermarket magnate.Burkle, who owns Source Interlink, the magazine distribution company and owner of Primedia’s remaining portfolio, was rumored to have a strong interest in acquiring American Media Inc., publisher of such supermarket friendly titles as Star and the National Enquirer—so much so that it was said to be a “done deal” at the beginning of 2008. But the sale fizzled, and AMI was pulled off the block, at least publicly. Burkle, who was vaulted into the tabloid media spotlight for his role in a New York Post payola scandal, was also known to be a silent investor in Radar, which despite folding its print product, was able to salvage its Web site for AMI to buy.What’s that? Burkle’s too much an enigma to have orchestrated this triangulated deal? Like the Atlantic, I would ask you to Think. Again.Burkle, of course, had nothing to do with the demise of 02138. But there is one figure associated with both Radar and 02138: Luke Hayman. The Pentagram partner and renowned magazine designer redesigned Radar (Roshan had retained Hayman as a design consultant) and had just completed a redesign of 02138—which I called the “most expensive regional relaunch in the history of magazines.”Design, of course, had little or nothing to do with the failure of these magazines. Then again, Hayman’s not cheap, and his redesigns were never going to be able to save either magazine.NOTE: Click here to watch a recent video interview we did with Hayman…last_img read more

Modernizing Your Ad Sales Approach to Stand Out from the Crowd

first_img From our point of view, our aim is to build the software that allows them to do that. They need the ability to manage print and digital ad sales in a single system, and have both aspects of that work natively. They want to be able to have a system that speaks both languages. Folio: How can publishers make their ad placements more attractive to buyers? Is there anything they should be paying more attention to? Eating up an estimated 73 percent of digital ad budgets this year — and now stretching beyond traditional display and into video, native, and even print — programmatic buying has emerged as a dominant force that’s upended the ways publishers monetize their content.  Folio: sat down with Christopher-Morris, a featured speaker at the upcoming Folio: Show, to learn how publishers can best position their companies to rein in increasingly fickle ad dollars and embrace the new ways of getting things done. If an agency or advertiser comes in asking for a particular type of buy — whether it’s based on an audience or a position or a size or so on — that they’re able to be responsive. They can speak in multiple metrics and multiple languages. That’s very much the direction we’re heading in. Folio: Is that borne out of changing demands from the agency side — a greater emphasis on integration? Folio: What’s the next big shift in media buying that publishers should be aware of? Folio: What are some of your publishing clients’ biggest priorities when adapting to the modern ad sales game? Video, too, is very much moving to that same convergence of buying audience. If an agency or advertiser comes along and says, “I just want to hit these eyeballs on this demo,” the system can speak fluently as to whether it’s on a broadcast ad on a local TV station or network, or whether it’s on a digital property. That’s another key area for us. This is the tenth in a series of Q&A’s with speakers at the 2016 Folio: Show, Nov. 1 and 2 in New York. To view the full series, click here. Christopher-Morris: That is coming. There is still a split, though. Our publishing clients are asking us for it now because they see it coming. They’re ready for it. But there are still also some agencies and advertisers who have their digital buying side and their print buying side operating separately from one another. So as important as it is to bring everything together, it’s also important that you can manage each one separately with their specific specialists and have it work in that way as well. Christopher-Morris: From our point of view, we need to make sure that we’re able to allow our publishing clients to research their own print or digital space in such a way that they are providing the best possible offering based on a client’s request. As VP of digital and programmatic sales at WideOrbit, a company dedicated to making it easier to buy and sell advertising, David Christopher-Morris knows how to help his publishing clients deliver on the ever-evolving demands of agencies and the brands they represent.   David Christopher-Morris: Everyone is looking for centralization and efficiency. Convergence across different media types is always being talked about. When we talk with clients, they’re looking to streamline and make things more efficient. They don’t want one process for print and one for digital any longer, they want as consistent a process as possible. Christopher-Morris: That’s the multi-million-dollar question. Obviously, programmatic is making huge inroads. The promise of managing print advertising programmatically is certainly on the not-too-distant horizon. I think we’ll see quite a lot of concentration there coming up. Christopher-Morris: On the digital side, that’s in a state of constant flux. First there was just the standard impression, then it was viewability, then we had a definition for what was viewable. Now, it’s moving towards engagement time, a measurement of how much time was this ad viewed for, not just whether it was viewable or not. That’s becoming an oft-discussed metric on the digital side and is definitely going to be a hot topic for the coming year. The agency side is moving more and more to buying audience rather than a particular title, and aspects of that are coming into the print side as well, where the demand side or the buy side is bringing this concept of big data to the party and theyre deciding how they’d like to select their print advertising based on those data and demographics. Folio: What kinds of trends are you seeing on the agency side in terms of measuring ROI? For more information about the Folio: Show, taking place November 1 and 2 in New York, click here.last_img read more

A real life story of struggle and a boy full of dreams

first_imgArjun RawatPR HandoutArjun Singh Rawat, now a well known face in North India, has had a hard life before making it big.Having faced major financial crisis in his early life, Rawat always wanted to do something for his villagers, and that is what motivated him.Arjun sensed that there are no big opportunities left in the village so he decided to move to Maharashtra Nilanga college of Engineering..He did B-Tech and came back with dreams to become a civil engineer and develop infrastructure. With no money in hand, he took loan and assembled things and with his hard work got his first government contract of a bridge over connecting his village to the city. But still the resources were not enough..However, somehow he completed his first project and since then he never looked back. People saw the rise of a man from nowhere to be one of the best Infrastructure developers in the country.During one of his interview he said, “Earlier i used to walk because i couldn’t afford a rickshaw and today it had been 15 years i haven’t travelled in a rickshaw”.He is now one of the owners of a news channel named News 1 India along side his friend Anurag Chaddha ( a familiar face in the industry).Now Arjun wants to open a food center for old age and poor people, and is working upon to give it back to the society. “Winning was the only option because i had nothing to lose,” he said.His message for aspiring entrepreneurs is, “There will be ups and downs in the business as well as in life. It’s the exact time when your trust on self will be tested. Never ever let anything make you feel you cannot do it”.He now wants to do something for animals by opening a shelter for stray dogs and make their life better.last_img read more

Houston Officer Relieved Of Duty After Deadly Narcotics Raid

first_imgJorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT NewsHPD Chief Art Acevedo is urging the public to let the internal investigation that HPD is conducting “take its proper course and proceed to conclusion.”At least one of the narcotics officers involved in a search warrant that ended up in a shootout last week has been relieved of duty, the Houston Police Officers’ Union said Thursday. The officer is not one of five that were wounded in the raid. The HPOU said in a statement the relief of duty is “due to ongoing questions that cannot be answered until the case agent is interviewed.” The police union added that HPD “made the decision to relieve the officer of duty while a thorough investigation continues.” According to union officials, nearly all officers who are relieved of duty return to work after an investigation is completed. HPD Chief Art Acevedo also released a statement and said there is a lot of “speculation” about the circumstances of the shootout and urged the public to let the internal investigation that HPD is conducting “take its proper course and proceed to conclusion.” The statement said the department will report its findings at the conclusion of the investigation, rather than releasing information “piecemeal” as the case proceeds.Social media posts have fueled speculation about the circumstances surrounding the raid and subsequent shootout. Union officials tried to dispel those rumors, stating officers were not on the wrong street. The search warrant that led to the raid showed officers had reason to believe large quantities of heroin and guns were inside the house.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement prosecutors with the Civil Rights Division are working with HPD “to look at every aspect of this incident.” The policy of the DA’s office dictates that every shooting by a police officer is presented to a grand jury to determine if any criminal charges are warranted.EDITOR’s NOTE: The original version of this story erroneously reported the HPD officer who was relieved of duty is one of four that were wounded by gunfire during the raid. This story has been corrected.You can read the statement released by the HPOU here: Sharelast_img read more

Google Maps Celebrates April Fools With Twist on Classic Snake Game

first_img Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google For April Fool’s this year, Google Maps is serving a dose of ’90s nostalgia — in the form of the OG arcade game Snake (with a twist, of course).Starting today, users can play a Google Maps version of the snake game (the snake is now a train!) in different locations across the world — including Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo – right from the app.To start playing, simply open the Google Maps app, tap on the menu icon on the top left corner, then select “Play Snake.” (You can play on your desktop by going to the standalone site).AdChoices广告Video Playerhttps://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ezgif.com-gif-to-mp4.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Once you’ve selected a city, start picking up as many passengers as you can as your train travels around the world — stopping everywhere from Big Ben, the Great Sphinx of Giza to the Eiffel Tower.You control the train by using the arrow keys on your keyboard. The goal is to pick up passengers for your train, as each passenger you pick up makes your train longer, which also makes it a bit harder to maneuver on the screen.Snake on Google Maps starts rolling out worldwide on Android and iOS today, and will be live in the app for about a week, according to a post on the Google Blog.More on Geek.com:Google Will Now Take You to ‘Mars on Earth’Google’s Bach Doodle Shows Computers Are Great ComposersStadia Is Google’s New Video Game Streaming Platform Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | October 01, 2014 Opportunities to Reduce Patient Burden Associated With Breast Cancer Screening Series of articles illustrate the need for a more tailored approach to breast cancer awareness, education and screening Journal of Women’s Health, published monthly, is a core multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the diseases and conditions that hold greater risk for or are more prevalent among women.New technology and better screening strategies can lower the rate of false-positive results, which impose a substantial financial and psychological burden on women. The many misperceptions about breast cancer screening options and risks, the benefits and costs of screening, and the need for new approaches and better education are discussed in a series of articles in a supplement to Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The supplement is available free on the Journal of Women’s Health website at http://online.liebertpub.com/toc/jwh/23/S1.In the article “The Patient Burden of Screening Mammography Recall,” the authors reported that among more than 1.7 million women aged 40-75 who underwent screening mammography and were not diagnosed with breast cancer, 15 percent were recalled for further testing. The cumulative risk of a false-positive result after 10 years of annual screening mammograms is an estimated 61 percent. Coauthors Matthew Alcusky, PharmD, Janice Clarke, RN, and Alexandria Skoufalos, EdD, Jefferson School of Population Health; Liane Philpotts, MD, FSBI, Yale University School of Medicine; and Machaon Bonafede, Ph.D., MPH, Truven Health Analytics, evaluated the direct cost burden of recall, the indirect costs associated with missed work time, travel, and substitute caregivers, for example, and the physical or psychological effects of a false-positive result, which may include unnecessary anxiety and reduced quality of life.In an accompanying review article on “Understanding Patient Options, Utilization Patterns and Burdens Associated with Breast Cancer Screening,” authors Susan C. Harvey, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Sharon Mass, M.D., FACOG, Morristown Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates; and Ashok Vegesna, PharmD, Janice Clarke, RN, and Alexandria Skoufalos, EdD, Jefferson School of Population Health, attributed much of the confusion women face in making informed decisions about breast cancer screening and recall options to a lack of consensus among the organizations developing screening guidelines and the mixed messages they deliver. The authors called for a more thoughtful approach to breast cancer screening and research that takes into account the tangible and intangible costs that women now bear.”The articles in this supplement are timely and reveal surprisingly complex issues,” said Susan C. Harvey, M.D., in her editorial, “The Charge and the Challenges of Breast Cancer Screening.” Collectively, the articles “illustrate the need for a more tailored approach to breast cancer awareness, education, and screening. The goal is to make appropriate screening and diagnosis easier on women and more responsive to the changing face of value-based health care.””The direct and indirect cost burden of inconclusive mammography screenings and recalls is significant and indicates a need for new approaches to breast cancer screening,” said Susan G. Kornstein, M.D., editor-in-chief of Journal of Women’s Health, executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health, Richmond, Va., and president of the Academy of Women’s Health. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. 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Costa Rica seeks clemency for Terence Valentine on death row for brutal

first_imgIn 1990, Terence Valentine, a Costa Rican man living in Texas, was convicted of the gruesome 1988 killing of Ferdinand Porsche and the attempted murder of Valentine’s ex-wife, Libia Romero. Romero, who is also Costa Rican and who was divorced from Valentine at the time, testified in court that her ex-husband broke into the couple’s home in Tampa, Florida, shot Porsche in the back, “trussed him like an animal” while Porsche was naked and stabbed him several times before he shot him in the head, according to court documents. Valentine was found guilty of Porsche’s murder and sentenced to death in 1990. Valentine — now 66 — has maintained his innocence.Valentine’s death sentence has tested the limits of Costa Rican influence in the United States during the last decade as the country’s embassy works to commute Valentine’s sentence in accordance with Costa Rica’s long-standing disapproval of the death penalty. Valentine is the only Costa Rican in the United States facing capital punishment.National Liberation Party lawmaker Sandra Piszk brought Valentine’s situation back into national news last week when she called on the Foreign Ministry to bolster its support for Valentine and make a full report of its efforts to assist him. Piszk told local media that she believed Valentine’s race (he is black) and the fact that he’s a Latin American immigrant prejudiced the jury against him in his sentencing.“Without getting into the details of the case, yes, we believe it’s reasonable to question the prisoner’s conditions,” Piszk told the newspaper Prensa Libre on Sept. 7. “It appears he did not have the necessary legal counsel.”Piszk’s concerns are not unfounded. Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Project in Washington, D.C., told The Tico Times that there was reason for concern about foreign nationals on death row.“The experience throughout the United States is that race, ethnicity and foreign nationality make a difference when you’re a capital defendant,” said Dunham.Dunham said that he could not comment on the specifics of Valentine’s case but that a disproportionately high percentage of African Americans are on death row — 38 percent — compared to the general population in the state of Florida. Additionally, Dunham noted that Florida has the third highest number of foreign nationals on death row (21) after California (61) and Texas (22).Valentine and Romero married in Costa Rica in 1973, according to records from the Civil Registry. The couple emigrated to the United States in 1975, settling in New Orleans. Court documents said the marriage was “not a happy one” and Romero tried to divorce Valentine in 1986. She married Ferdinand Porsche in 1988 and moved to Tampa. The legality of the divorce was under dispute, though, and Valentine, believing he and Romero were still married, started making threatening phone calls to Romero and Porsche’s home in Tampa between 1987 and September 1988.On Sept. 9, 1988, Valentine forced his way into the couple’s home and shot Porsche in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down. Valentine then forced Porsche to crawl to the couple’s bedroom where Romero — who was pregnant at the time, according to court records — was gagged and tied up naked on the bedroom floor. She told authorities that Valentine told Porsche, “this is my revenge.”“I’m gonna kill you, but you’re gonna suffer. This is not going to be easy,” Valentine said, according to Romero’s testimony. Valentine pistol whipped Porsche, beat him and stabbed him before driving him and Romero to an isolated area. Valentine shot and killed Porsche with a gunshot to the eye. He shot Romero but did not kill her.When Romero recovered after several weeks in the hospital she started receiving more threatening phone calls from Valentine. One of these calls she recorded and handed it over to the authorities.Valentine said he was not in the United States at the time of the homicide.Valentine successfully appealed his 1990 conviction and was granted a retrail on the basis of jury selection by the Florida Supreme Court in 1994. He was convicted again of murdering Porsche. He was not convicted of the attempted murder of Romero. Valentine appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court but the court refused to hear his appeal against the Florida Supreme Court that reaffirmed his death sentence. Since then, Valentine has argued that he received ineffective counsel from his public defenders.Foreign Ministry Legal Director Gioconda Ubeda told The Tico Times that the ministry has not taken a position on Valentine’s guilt or innocence. “There are many other ways to punish someone. We do not share belief in the death penalty, regardless if someone is guilty or not. We are not defending any specific acts but we are keeping an eye on the case to ensure his due process rights are respected,” Ubeda said.Costa Rica’s death penalty stance and the Terence Valentine caseCosta Rica banned the death penalty in 1871, a prohibition that was codified in the 1948 Constitution. The maximum sentence for a crime in Costa Rica is 50 years in prison.The Foreign Ministry and the Costa Rican diplomatic mission in the United States have been working on behalf of Valentine since 2005, Ubeda said, to try to secure an alternative sentence. In February 2012, the Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, D.C. sent a letter addressed to Florida Governor Rick Scott through diplomatic channels requesting that Scott consider commuting Valentine’s sentence. Ubeda said the Costa Rican Embassy never confirmed that the letter was received.“The letter to reconsider the sentence has no position on the innocence or not of Mr. Valentine,” Ubeda said. “At the time, in 2012, the sentence was against the beliefs of Costa Rica and we requested changing it for a non-capital sentence.”Clemency rules are different in every U.S. state. In Florida the governor needs the recommendation of the Clemency Board, on which the governor has a seat, to take action on a prisoner’s sentence. Only six clemencies have been granted in Florida since 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The state executed 90 people during that time period.Ubeda said the Foreign Ministry has since refocused its efforts on helping Valentine secure conflict-free counsel.Ubeda said the embassy has helped put Valentine in touch with a nongovernmental organization that specializes in death sentence cases but would not say which one. According to the Aug. 26 letter, Valentine had petitioned for Marie Louise Samuels to be named his new counsel. “Get these bums off my case,” Valentine wrote to Julie Jones, secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, in a letter she received Aug. 26 following the denial of his latest motion for appointment for new counsel.Though Valentine’s Supreme Court appeal was denied, there is another case pending before the Supreme Court, Hurst v. Florida, challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s death-sentencing scheme, arguing that it violates the sixth and eighth amendments.The Supreme Court of Florida denied Valentine’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus in 2012. He appealed that decision and is currently awaiting a ruling on his petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the U.S. District Court of Middle Florida. No date has yet been set for Valentine’s execution. Facebook Comments Related posts:Texas appeals court suspends execution of Nicaraguan Virginia executes El Salvador native convicted of multiple murders El Salvador native on death row in US left with few options after judge lifts hold on execution US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guardlast_img read more