“Based on what I have seen so far in terms of the turnout, the attitude is getting better, I believe that this team can go all the way,” he said. Tivoli have not won the Premier League title since 2010. However, they have managed to secure back-to-back KSAFA Jackie Bell Knockout titles over the past two seasons. “The players here know how to win, but they just need to have the right attitude and to be consistent, and once they do this, then we are good enough to go all the way,” Edwards pointed out. Better attitude Following the acquisition of the number of players in the off season, Tivoli Gardens FC’s coach, Omar Edwards, says that they have positioned themselves to make a very serious push for the Red Stripe Premier League title this season. The west Kingston-based Tivoli who were knocked out at the quarterfinal stage of the 2017-18 competition by Cavalier, have acquired the services of striker Newton Sterling from Arnett Gardens, Michael Spence (Cavalier), Kemar Seivwright and Raymond Williamson (Molynes United), Maurice Wilson (Rae Town) and Saquille Jones of Portsmouth. Edwards, who will be entering his third season with the club, told The Gleaner that the expectations were very high among the players and they are looking forward, with confidence, to their opening match against Montego Bay United on September 16. “The expectation is always to win the Premier League, but we know that it is a difficult challenge. We have brought in some new players to join the players that we have from previous years, and so it is a mix of youth and experience that we believe will give us a good blend going into the new season,” said Edwards.
Frank Lampard has sought to draw a line under the controversy regarding his extended stay at Manchester City and insisted he will join New York City FC in the summer.There has been confusion over the precise nature of Lampard’s contract status in relation to both clubs since it was announced on New Year’s Eve that he would remain with the Premier League champions until the end of the season. That announcement has delayed his debut with sister club New York until midway through their first MLS campaign, to the anger of many fans in the United States.On Thursday, the Premier League announced that, after reviewing Lampard’s status, it was satisfied his contract was solely owned by Manchester City with no agreement in place between the two clubs – which sparked fresh speculation he might never play in MLS.But Lampard issued a statement via his representatives on Friday which said he does have an agreement in place with New York and will move there in the summer.“I want to make it completely clear about my situation as I have read a lot of lies and nonsense over the last few days,” the statement, released via Steve Kutner Management, said.“When released from Chelsea last year at the end of my contract I signed a commitment to play for NYCFC for two years starting January 1, 2015. I was then offered the chance to train and be part of the Man City squad in the interim to keep myself in the best shape going into New York.“This period has since been extended by Man City and I will now start playing for NYCFC at the end of this current Premier League season.“There has always been a constant dialogue between all parties in this time to find the best solution for everyone. I can say that I am very excited about arriving in New York and giving everything to the team to make us a success in the MLS as soon as possible.“Thanks everyone for your ongoing support and I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2015!” 1 Frank Lampard
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 The heat wave that is causing the state’s ongoing power crunch is expected to let up tomorrow, weather experts said. While temperatures today are between 98 and 108 degrees, they are expected to be between 93 and 104 degrees tomorrow, said Bonnie Bartling, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Really, the weekend, that was the hump,” Bartling said. “We’re kind of over the hump now.” For the rest of the week, meteorologists anticipate temperatures to drop to the upper-80s and low-90s. The weather service is also monitoring thunderstorms in the mountains and deserts and do not expect the humidity to drop much. Today, humidity levels in downtown Los Angeles were at 45 percent, said meteorologist Todd Morris. That number is expected to fall in the next week to about 40 percent. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleGeorge said it would be difficult to replace some of the computers because they were purchased with grant money. “Once a grant is complete we get to keep the computers,” George said. George encouraged anyone with information about the incident to call a crime tip hotline that can result in a monetary reward. “We are letting the community know that there are WeTip numbers that offer a reward if the thieves are found,” George said. The WeTip Hotline is 1-800-78-CRIME, or 1-800-782-7463. The hotline was set up through the district’s property and liability insurance carrier. LANCASTER – Park View Middle School officials are seeking the public’s help in finding burglars who broke into five classrooms over the weekend and stole seven computers. The intruders damaged the doors and locks to enter the rooms and broke open locked file cabinets, officials said. “Clearly the students are not going to have computers to work with,” Principal Eric George said. “If we are able to replace them, it’s going to take a good deal of time. Those are educational minutes on using technology that can’t be recouped.” No monetary loss was available and no arrests had been made. Rewards of up to $1,000 are offered if a tip leads to an arrest and conviction. District officials in August asked for the public’s help, promoted use of the WeTip hotline and beefed up school security to combat a growing problem of vandalism and theft. The steps came after vandals trashed 11 rooms and caused more than $20,000 in damage at Piute Middle School in July. The district’s campuses last school year suffered 90 break-ins and vandalism incidents that cost the district more than $200,000. Three former Piute students – two 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old – have been charged in Juvenile Court with breaking into and vandalizing Piute, which is in the 400 block of East Avenue H-11. email@example.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’He spent the next 18 years working full time for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in its Civil Liability Division in Van Nuys. “This is a man who has saved the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars defending the city against civil litigation cases,” City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Wednesday at Seiden’s retirement party. Hundreds of millions? “Easy,” says his supervisor, Phil Sugar. “Herb’s handled hundreds of cases, including some of our biggest, multimillion-dollar public liability cases over the last 18 years. “He has this amazing ability to read through complicated statistical data, sort through it and get right to the heart of the case.” Herb Seiden has had a heck of a career for a guy who played a lot of hooky and never did graduate from high school. Phi Betta Kappa from George Washington University. Doctorate in psychology from Princeton. Personal guru to hundreds of graduate students at the University of Southern California, where he taught systems analysis, psychology and human physiology. The list goes on and on – including earning a law degree at age 51 – but it’s the last chapter that really catches your eye. At 62, an age when many people are thinking of hanging it up, Seiden went to the whip. Not bad for a high school dropout. “As bad as I was in high school, I was just the opposite in college,” Seiden says, laughing. What changed him was war. In 1943, at age 17, he joined the Navy. He served in World War II and the Korean War as a Navy aviation electronics technician in aerial gunnery and radar navigation. By the time he was discharged, he had matured and was finally ready to get serious about school. “I hadn’t really wasted all those early school years playing hooky back in New York,” recalled Seiden, 80, who lives in North Hollywood. “I’d hang out at the Museum of Natural History, or go to the library and read. I had a lot of knowledge. I just hadn’t learned most of it in school. “When I was discharged from the service, I took a special exam they called the ACE test, the forerunner of SAT, that was being offered to veterans at the time. “If you passed it, you were allowed into George Washington University as a special student. I passed.” And the doctorate and law degrees followed. What almost didn’t follow, though, was his job as a deputy city attorney in the twilight of his years. The guy doing the hiring thought Seiden might be too old at 62 to handle the job. “He was concerned about my age, but some of my friends in the legal profession gave him a call. I got hired. “I guess I proved one thing. There’s no age discrimination in the City Attorney’s Office.” Delgadillo laughed when he heard this, and he said there’s no bias against talent. “Herb’s as sharp today as he was 18 years ago when he joined us,” Delgadillo said. “He’s a great example of the things seniors can do for the good and greater benefit of the public.” Sure, but it’s going to be awfully tough to top the hundreds of millions of dollars the high school dropout saved Los Angeles these past 18 years. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The “Mobicarte Holiday” package, for instance, offers a prepaid SIM card valid for 14 days after activation and includes two hours of phone calls and 300 SMS to any destination in the world. It also includes 500-megabytes of mobile data and unlimited access to 30 000 WiFi hotspots in France and to GPS navigation systems, Orange Maps. SAinfo reporter The first Nashua Mobile stores with Orange products and brand presence are Sandton City in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria and the Icon Centre and Canal Walk in Cape Town; the products will also all be available through the online store.‘Showcasing continued expansion’ “This partnership showcases the continued expansion of both companies and offers local and international companies greater choice and service,” said Nashua Mobile CEO Mark Taylor. Services include both the online and physical stores offering SIM cards from the Orange footprint, beginning with France and Botswana, for professionals and tourists travelling to countries that Orange already operates in. Nashua Mobile stores will also offer services to Orange customers in South Africa, such as SIM card replacement and the activation of international services, again starting with customers from Botswana and France. “Nashua Mobile offers a large network of some 150 selling partners strategically placed across South Africa, as well as an exceptionally strong brand presence and customer loyalty thanks to their quality of service and expert product knowledge,” Crozier said. “Orange already offers to its roaming customers great deals across its entire footprint, but we will now be able to offer services in a physical space for French and Botswana customers visiting South Africa, where the group is not present as an operator. “In addition, South Africans will be able to better prepare their trips abroad by subscribing to services offered by Orange France or Orange Botswana before they have even left home,” he said. 19 June 2013 French telecommunications operator Orange and South Africa’s Nashua Mobile have signed an agreement to expand the firm’s South African footprint by opening several local retail outlets. Orange entered the South African market in January when it launched an e-commerce store and online portal. The new agreement will extend Orange’s reach to a fully-fledged in-store service throughout the country, with support for inbound and outbound travellers. “This is another world first for Orange in which South Africa is the first market where this is being implemented,” Orange Horizons chief executive officer, Sebastien Crozier, said in a statement last week. “Orange Horizons, Orange’s subsidiary for seeking out new business opportunities in countries where the group is not already present as a mass-market telecommunications provider, target South Africa as a key entry market in the African space and [the agreement] is an important step forward in our overall development strategy.”
South Africa’s trade and industry minister Rob Davies (middle) and African Union Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (right), at the 3rd Africa-India Trade Ministers Meeting. India’s commerce and industry minister, Anand Sharma, said he was optimistic the trade target of $100-billion (R999-billion) between Africa and India would be met by 2015. (Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sidwell Medupe DTI spokesperson+27 12 394 1650 RELATED ARTICLES • New multi-million AU headquarters unveiled • The African Union • SA scientists win AU awards • New UN body to focus on womenRay MaotaAfrican and Indian leaders met at the third Africa-India Trade Ministers Summit held in South Africa’s Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 1 October 2013, to discuss how Indian and African countries can use their trade agreements to better Africa.African officials called for more investment from India as the continent is looking to industrialisation for development, while Indian officials hoped that India’s bilateral trade with Africa would reach the targeted level of US$100-billion (R999-billion) by 2015. Successful emerging economiesDr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission, said: “If we consider the evolving geopolitics of our times, according to the last Human Development Report – The Rise of the South – it is believed that by 2020, the joint GDP of Brazil, China and India will overtake the combined economies of the UK, the USA, France, Canada, Italy and Germany.“It is clear … that emerging economies are here to stay and their influence on the world economy is not only significant today, but also that it will continue to grow in the future.”She also said that both parties could increase cooperation in areas such as infrastructure and human resource development to enhance economic ties. She was positive about India’s move to provide scholarships to 22 000 African students over the next three years. Trade target: $100-billionAnand Sharma, India’s commerce and industry minister said: “We will hopefully be reaching the trade target of $100-billion (R999-billion) by 2015. It is a modest target.”India-Africa trade, which stood at barely $5-billion (R50-billion) a decade ago, was more than $70-billion (R699-billion) in 2012. India is currently Africa’s fourth-largest trading partner, while Africa is India’s sixth-largest partner.According to a report by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the World Trade Organisation, overall trade between India and Africa grew by 32,4% between 2008 and 2011, compared to a 27% increase in trade between China and Africa.South African trade minister, Rob Davies, said that both India and Africa should now focus on quality of trade, saying “Indian imports have risen. We continue to supply raw material. We need to supply more value-added products.“We need to reposition ourselves from being producers and exporters of primary products and importers of finished products to become industrial producers and exporters.“We need another leg to stand on.” Burgeoning exportsOf the total volume of imported gas and oil in India, more than 20% was from Africa said Sharma.Indian exports to Africa include petroleum products, automobiles, pharmaceuticals and telecom equipment. Imports are crude oil, gold, raw cotton, precious stones, and textile yarn.Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October said: “What we have put firmly on the agenda is that currently the trade relationship is skewed … We have agreed with India, and they have accepted, that the emphasis must be on increased investment in manufacturing and agricultural processing.“It is necessary for us to transform our economy in South Africa and the continent towards a more diversified economy, with manufacturing being at the heart of that.” Intra-Africa tradeDavies further noted that the continent needed to boost intra-African trade to extend the benefits to the continent’s citizens.“The partnerships between other emerging economies and Africa would enable Africa to exploit resource value addition, critical skills transfers, poverty eradication and take advantage of the fact that emerging economies were growing ahead of developed countries,” said Davies.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Knowledge Management#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Too. Much. Information. Data floods my mind and my actions become water-logged. What to do? There’s too much to do. Information washes over me, my head is submerged. Metadata fills my nostrils. I’m drowning, help!I’m being melodramatic 🙂 But actually I do feel this way sometimes. Right now I am struggling to manage my information flow. Let me list my current methods of information management: – Email for communication – RSS Aggregator for reading weblog feeds – Weblog for writing – Linkblog for aggregating Web links (I haven’t started this yet) – Personal journal (currently inactive, superceded by my public weblog) – Paper notebooks, lots of ’em – Various bits of paper with scribbled notes (a sea of them) – Emails to myself with ideas – Ideas Database – my dream app, not yet off the ground…it’s possibly my own personal Tim Berners Lee Semantic Web-like folly. – SMS (I don’t use mobile phones much though) – Tasks in Outlook (separate ones at work and home) – To Do lists written in my diary or on pieces of paper – Outlook calendar (work only) – Diary: where I note down tasks, appointments, do my finances. – Jottings in books – Photocopies and printouts – screeds of ’em And that’s probably just the tip of the iceberg. I haven’t even mentioned other popular forms of information management like Instant Messaging or Skype, neither of which I use. The point of all this is that I have too many data platforms. What I’d like to do is reduce it down to 4-5 key platforms. Solutions?Erik Benson posits a “universal text box”, which would be a one-size-fits-all writing tool. Whether you’re entering a weblog entry, an email, a search query, a photo, a comment on someone else’s blog post, a ping to a server – it all gets put in the “universal text box”. This is a variation on one of my favourite themes: the Universal Canvas. To me it would be a dream web application. The nightmare scenario, however, is that Microsoft are already building it and it’s called Longhorn :-0Erik concludes that to make a universal text box, we’ll need to reduce and consolidate in terms of functionality and features:“I’d like to create a catalog of different ways that people can currently write to the web (web forms on a zillion different sites, all ignorant of one another, various desktop applications, all saying the same thing in a slightly different way) and find the lowest common denominator. It’s good that so much exploration has happened (that’s the benefit of allowing innovation to occur in a distributed fashion) but I think innovation in the “write to the web” action is going to have to go through a couple steps of choice reduction and consolidation before we fully cross the chasm.”nb: emphasis mineThis is pretty much what I want to do in my own personal world of information. I want to pare down my data platforms to the bare minimum. I want 4-5 platforms maximum, which could be the following: – Writing tool – my weblog and my paper notebooks (I still need both computer and pen) – Ideas: Database – Communication: Email – Tasks: Outlook (or Chandler when it is finished) – Reading tool: RSS AggregatorIdeally I’d like to have just one app: one tool that rules them all. Not everyone would agree with me though. Andrew Chen is one person who believes we need specialist tools. Andrew writes:“We need to make things “fun” for people to enter in the necessary MetaData in order for things to work. And to do so, we need more than just some generic one-size fits all data-entry method. That’s why I think we’ll need speciallized tools for each type of “fun” meta-data that people might want to enter.”I appreciate what Andrew is driving at and I agree it is fun to play with all the new Web toys that come out. But on the other hand… the amount of choice in web applications these days gives me a headache. There are just too many tools for a single human to grok. For example, every time I go to the Mozilla Projects webpage I feel a tremendous pressure of information… like a dam that’s near bursting. Or when I go to the W3C site, I’m battered by giant waves of protocols and standards. Or when I go to SourceForge.net, I’m soon engulfed by the flow of web apps.Yes I would be much happier with less information, less tools. It’s why I’m so fond of the humble Web Browser, which is the nearest thing we have to a Universal Information Application. Sure it’s not perfect, it’s not a “smart” client. But hey, we can write in it. We can read in it. We can plug things into it (like Flash, or the latest Laszlo app). The Web Browser will suffice for me thanks… at least until Erik builds the Universal Text Box, in which case I want one 😉
Sponsored by ProtosThe convenience of today’s app-driven world is all around us. Whether we’re on the road, ordering a ride or mapping a route, or at work, creating notes, scheduling a meeting, or getting a reminder that we have a meeting, the convenience is there. From managing our health, to booking a vacation, to keeping tabs on friends, to buying tickets to a show, apps offer a way to simplify, speed, and enhance our lives.So ubiquitous and indispensable are apps that they’re perhaps most noticeable in their absence. Think about those times when you find yourself slogging through a task the way you’ve always done it, wondering why it is that no one’s come up with a better way. Managing security officers can be like that.- Sponsor – “Traditional relationships with security guard companies are riddled with inefficiencies,” notes Patrick Henderson, co-owner and founder of Protos Security, which delivers nationwide security guard services through its 4,000 screened and vetted vendors and unifying management platform.Not surprisingly, the bulk of deficiencies tilt in favor of vendors. Take the issue of late guard arrivals, which traditional time-and-attendance obscures, and results in clients paying for time that guards aren’t on duty, as well as gaps in coverage that create security risk.“By capturing actual time worked—not projected—and making it easy to create a report where guards are used and where incidents are happening, LP professionals are able to come up with an accurate security guard budget,” said Henderson. “Additionally, real-time reporting shows them where they are year-to-date in comparison to budget, which permits better management of guard dollars.”LP leaders have grown accustomed to technology’s advantages in other aspects of security and for theft investigations. New software tools and devices are routinely released that make it easier for LP teams to extract intelligence from data and automate tedious tasks. User-friendliness and feature-rich capabilities are inherent in the designs of these LP solutions.On the human side of security, however, when it comes to managing the people who provide protection, LP executives have enjoyed less innovation. Protos Security took aim at that void, creating an easy-to-use suite of digital tools, which include a web-based client portal and mobile app. The company’s technology is helping—at last—to simplify and unify the process of managing a large security guard program.So what are some of the pain points being solved by bringing technology to bear on the contract security guard industry?Flexibility. “Whether it be a fire watch situation, a construction project that goes long or ends early, a hurricane coming, or a rise in crime in an area, LP professionals need to be able to adjust their level of security easily and efficiently,” explained Chris Copenhaver, co-owner and founder of Protos. But while flexibility is at the foundation of effective protection and store security, it hasn’t been something that the industry has generally facilitated. Now, however, adding, changing, or ending guard services is possible with a click of a mouse or a tap on a screen.One LP manager, with a need for 400-plus hours a week of armed guards, explained the legacy process he inherited to order guard services. “I had to carry a binder with me everywhere that had all my stores listed, and I had vendors that we had used in the past listed by the stores. When I would need to request a guard, I would start calling vendors. In several cases, I’d call vendors that I had never used before, spend hours trying to find and vet a vendor, and, in many cases, I wouldn’t be able to fill a post because of billing and or insurance requirements,” said Eric Williams, senior loss prevention manager at City Gear.Bringing technology to guard management has completely transformed that process. With Protos, for example, clients simply request a guard right from the company’s app. “No more calling vendors, checking certifications and insurance. Now I can request a guard from my phone,” he said, adding that his business requires a lot of last-minute requests and he now rarely has an unfilled post.Visibility. “The reality is that LP teams are located in the corporate office, not in the store,” noted Kris Vece, vice president of client relations at Protos. “So they’ve traditionally had no real way of knowing if a guard showed up or not, or immediately knowing what was happening at the store level, which often led to incidents escalating to emergency levels.”It’s exactly the kind of problem that technology can—and finally has—solved. Protos, for example, via its online client portal, provides a real-time status map, which offers complete transparency of time and attendance. Every store location with an active schedule appears on the real-time map and updates every 30 seconds. Differently colored map pins denote the status (upcoming schedule, clocked-in, tardy), and clicking on a pin navigates to the location detail for that site.It’s not only people that can now be easily tracked. It’s also problems. Guards report all incidents through Protos’ Interactive Voice Response system—which they also use to clock in and out-and the 24/7 Protos Dispatch Center immediately transcribes incidents and sends notification emails to pre-defined individuals.“Clients have told us that in the past they didn’t know the severity of incidents that were happening at their locations,” said Vece. “But LP teams now have 24/7 access to easily see exactly what the status of guards are at every store throughout the country, as well as if any incidents are occurring at the store.”Simplicity. Although technology’s proactive features are typically a big selling point, speeding the completion of mundane tasks is where the real money is. “I used to spend an average of two days per month calling stores and vendors for time sheets,” said City Gear’s Eric Williams of his old binder-driven days. “Now, everything is in one place. When it comes to billing, Protos gave me at least two days a month back.”By removing day-to-day administrative burdens of maintaining a large guard program, and allowing for easy access to real-time data and customized user-generated reports, LP leaders are able to save time and money. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now