Rajasthan loan waiver scheme set in motion

first_imgThe Rajasthan government’s Cooperative Department on Friday set in motion the scheme for loan waiver up to ₹50,000 each for farmers, announced by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in this year’s Budget. Special camps will be organised across the State for distributing loan waiver certificates to small, marginal and other farmers.Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh Kilak said here that about 2.8 million farmers would benefit from the scheme, which would be applicable to the loans obtained from cooperative banks and institutions. “The outstanding loans as on September 30, 2017 are covered in the scheme. The lists of eligible small, marginal and other farmers will be released shortly,” he said.According to the norms laid by the Cooperative Department, the marginal farmers are those who have land holdings measuring up to one hectare, while the small farmers have land holdings of one to two hectares. Other farmers, who own land holdings measuring above two hectares, will get the debt waive-off in decreasing proportion to every additional hectare of land.e-mitra centresMr. Kilak said the farmers eligible to get the relief under the scheme could authenticate their loan as well as waiver amount at e-mitra centres. Besides, the district level committees will scrutinise the lists to ensure that they are free of error.The Minister said a grievance redressal committee and a monitoring committee had been appointed to ensure the scheme’s implementation in a transparent manner. The nine-member monitoring committee will be headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department.last_img read more

50:50 seat sharing will have some hurdles, admits CM

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena are likely to face difficulty in applying the 50:50 seat-sharing formula for the Assembly polls in some regions, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conceded on Friday. Speaking in Wardha on the second day of his Mahajanadesh Yatra, Mr. Fadnavis cited the examples of Vidarbha, where the BJP has two more seats than the Sena, and Konkan, where the Sena has a bigger share. “Once the partners have decide to contest the elections together, we may have to make compromises on some issues, while they will do so on others. I am confident we can arrive at a mutually acceptable solution in difficult regions. It will not be without some hurdles,” he said. He denied any confusion between the allies, and said the Sena’s tour of the State did not have anything to do with the BJP or the government. “In the past, too, we have taken out different yatras. They have their own party goals to fulfil and we have ours,” he said.last_img read more

Nimrat Kaur looks like a royal princess on Mandira Wirk’s runway

first_imgBollywood actress Nimrat Kaur looked every inch of royalty in a beautiful white gown by designer Mandira Wirk’s latest collection titled New Royals.Wirk showcased her latest collection comprising over 20 beautiful ensembles, at the Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2017 being held at the NSIC Ground here.Nimrat was seen sporting an ivory drape concept sari with just a zipper, panelled gown with mother of pearls and dori work paired with a sheer cape.About Wirk’s collection, Nimrat said, “Her collection is so pretty and feminine. I love her clothes. This collection is called the New Royals as she said its bringing pretty back beautifully enhancing the female body form. It makes you feel so light and pretty.”The collection comprised a diverse range of silhouettes, with panelled anarkalis, jackets and capes, crop tops, jumpsuits, tapered trousers, alongside designer’s signature styles like drape saris and dhoti pants.Picture courtesy: Instagram/surveshwar Wirk, who was seen sporting a beautiful off shoulder powder pink dress, said, “I wanted to get pretty back to the runway. It (collection) is pretty feminine, wearable and an extremely versatile collection.”I have done lots of pastels…lot of capes, sleeves. So basically a very feminine and romantic collection.”The range saw a heavy use modern details like wide pockets and deep waistbands paired with layers of French knots.The 28th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Summer-Spring 2017 saw ace fashion gurus including names like Samant Chauhan, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rina Dhaka and many more on the first four days of the fashion event. Ace designer J.J. Valaya’s show titled Guru Shishya, will bring the curtains down on it on Sunday evening.advertisementlast_img read more

Green signal for Narinder Batra’s candidature after IOA SGM’s decision

first_imgThe prospect of Narinder Batra’s election as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief brightened on Wednesday after the General Body’s interpretation of an article of its constitution, which will allow him to contest for the top job post.The highest decision making body of the IOA, in its special meeting, unanimously decided to allow office bearers and members of the Executive Council elected in 2012 and 2014 to contest for the post of president and secretary general in the December 14 polls.The Special GBM was called to discuss and interpret Article XI (1) (c) of the IOA Constitution which states that: “… it shall be a mandatory requirement for elections to the posts of President and Secretary General that only those members, who had held the office and were members in the preceding Executive Council of the IOA, shall be eligible to contest the elections.””The General House today passed a resolution to the effect that the office bearers and members of the Executive Council elected in 2012 and 2014 will be eligible to contest for the post of president and secretary,” IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh said after the meeting.The meeting was a brief affair and lasted just over half an hour. Incumbent president N Ramachandran, who is not seeking re-election this time, did not attend the meeting and hence senior vice-president Virendra Nanavati presided it.The Returning Officer of the IOA election, S K Mendiratta has already ruled that office bearers and members of the Executive Council elected in 2012 and 2014 can contest for the post of president and secretary general, and today’s decision at the SGM has given a seal of legitimacy to Batra’s candidature for the top post.advertisementIOA Treasurer Anil Khanna and vice-president Birendra Prasad Baishya have also filed nomination papers for the post of president.Khanna, a former president of All India Tennis Association, had seconded Batra’s nomination for the post of president but decided at the last minute to also jump into the fray himself.Khanna’s last minute filing of nomination papers after seconding a candidate for the same post could make him ineligible to stand for the presidency, said a senior IOA Executive Council member on the condition of anonymity.”The final call (on Khanna’s eligibility for the president’s post) will have to be taken by the Returning Officer and the Election Commission made up of retired Justices. The scrutiny of the nominations will be done tomorrow and we will decide whether (Khanna) is eligible or not,” the senior official told PTI.Baishya, who filed nomination papers for the post of president barely minutes before the deadline yesterday, could be the back-up candidate for Batra and he may withdraw later on.In other decisions, the faction of the Haryana Olympic Association led by P V Rathi was given the recognition. The decision of the IOA Executive Council on November 9 in Chennai to recognise Boxing Federation of India as the sole NSF was also ratified by the General Body.Tainted official Lalit Bhanot, whose election as IOA Secretary General in December 2012 was not recognised by the International Olympic Committee, reached the venue after the meeting was over. He was seen having discussions with the officials who attended the meeting.last_img read more

Infineon and Alibaba Cloud sign MoU on Internet of Things

first_imgInfineon Technologies and Alibaba Cloud have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint promotion of IoT applications within the fields of smart life and smart industry. Infineon and Alibaba will thus facilitate the digital upgrade of Chinese enterprises and cities.As an active promoter and practitioner of Industry 4.0, Infineon will rely on its own core technology and service advantages in the field of IoT to collaborate with Alibaba Cloud on its IoT operating system, AliOS Things, and provide technical services. Additionally, with the acceleration of the IoT application process, new requirements are also placed on system security. As part of this collaboration, the two parties will further explore the planning, implementation and security standards of the IoT, enabling SMEs and individuals to deploy and access Alibaba Cloud in a low-cost, highly reliable manner. This will enable the participants to share in the development dividend of the IoT, while protecting them from losses caused by security risks. The two companies also plan to collaborate on e-commerce channels.Based on this, both parties will make use of Alibaba Cloud’s integration capabilities and successful experiences in IoT and work together to create advanced and secure IoT solutions. This will help upgrade and transform the smart digitalization of SMEs, allowing them to manage the entire production process through digital means.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Densitron: MIPI DSI displays features outstanding readability and projected capacitive touchNext Microsemi: Switchtec PCIe switches provide 16 GT/s PCIe connectivitylast_img read more

Dubai Tennis Championships: Roger Federer begins hunt for 100th ATP title

first_imgRoger Federer began his latest quest for a 100th ATP title with a battling 6-4 3-6 6-1 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday.Competing for the first time since his fourth round defeat by Stefanos Tsitsipas at last month’s Australian Open, world number seven Federer overcame a blip midway through his match before rallying to beat Germany’s Kohlschreiber.The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who has been stuck on 99 titles since triumphing at his hometown Basel tournament last October, next faces Fernando Verdasco after the world number 32 got past Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 3-6 6-3 6-2.The second seeded Swiss has never lost to Verdasco in six meetings, last beating the 35-year-old Spanish in Dubai four years ago.Federer’s task in the tournament became a bit easier with seventh seed Milos Raonic and fourth seed Karen Khachanov, both in the same half of the draw as the Swiss, suffering opening round exits.Russian Khachanov was felled by world number 19 Nikoloz Basilashvili who prevailed 6-4 6-1, while Raonic was beaten 6-4 5-7 6-4 by German Jan-Lennard Struff.Top seed Kei Nishikori is in action on Tuesday with an opening round clash against Frenchman Benoit Paire while third seed Marin Cilic meets Gael Monfils.Also Watch:last_img read more

Liverpool rocked by Mane hamstring blow

first_imgSadio Mané Liverpool rocked by Sadio Mane hamstring blow ahead of Manchester United test Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 23:07 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Sadio Mane main Sadio Mané Liverpool Liverpool v Manchester United Premier League The unavailability of the Senegal international will be gigantic blow at Anfield on Saturday and for the duration of his recovery period Sadio Mane has been ruled out of Liverpool’s match against Manchester United and faces up to six weeks on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.The 25-year-old, who made the 30-man Ballon d’Or nomination list on Monday, was assessed by the club’s medical team upon his return from Senegal duty, where he featured for 87 minutes in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde.The speedster sustained the problem in that encounter, with scans showing the damage is substantial enough to keep him out of action for over a month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. 2.2 – Liverpool average 2.2 PL goals with Sadio Mane in the side compared to 1.6 goals without him since his debut in Aug 2016. Hamstrung. pic.twitter.com/efoZCvYp8N— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 10, 2017Saturday’s Premier League clash at Anfield against Jose Mourinho’s side is one of nine encounters Mane is set to miss, which also includes a trip to Tottenham and potentially a test with Chelsea at home.Both Champions League games against Maribor as well as the visit of Sevilla take place in the period of his expected absence too, along with the Anfield matches against Huddersfield and Southampton plus West Ham away.Mane’s unavailability is a gigantic setback for Jurgen Klopp, who already been without Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne since prior to the campaign kicking off through a thigh and back injury respectively.The winger had only returned to domestic action in the 1-1 draw at Newcastle prior to the FIFA break having served a three-match ban following his sending off against Manchester City in September.HD Sadio ManeMane has scored three goals in four top-flight appearances this term and is Liverpool’s reigning Player of the Season. The club struggled to deal with his departure for the African Nations Cup in January and had to alter their style when he picked up meniscus damage in his left knee three months later. Klopp has added Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to his attacking options since then and will hope Liverpool can better handle the loss of one of their game-changers this time around.WHICH GAMES COULD SADIO MANE MISS?As a result of his latest blow, Mane will be missing for a crucial, challenging chunk of Liverpool’s schedule. He will hope to fully recover in time to be in contention against champions Chelsea on November 25. DATE FIXTURE COMPETITION VENUE Oct-14 MANCHESTER UNITED PREMIER LEAGUE ANFIELD Oct-17 MARIBOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STADION LJUDSKI Oct-22 TOTTENHAM PREMIER LEAGUE WEMBLEY Oct-28 HUDDERSFIELD PREMIER LEAGUE ANFIELD Nov-01 MARIBOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ANFIELD Nov-04 WEST HAM PREMIER LEAGUE LONDON STADIUM Nov-18 SOUTHAMPTON PREMIER LEAGUE ANFIELD Nov-21 SEVILLA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN Liverpool are currently seventh in the Premier League, seven points behind leaders Manchester City. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

India Tour of New Zealand 3rd T20I broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live Broadcast

first_img India Today Web Desk HamiltonFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 10:39 IST India Tour of New Zealand 3rd T20I broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live Broadcast (BCCI Photo)India made a strong comeback by hammering New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International to draw level the three-match series at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. Rohit Sharma blasted a fiery half-century and en route his blazing knock broke a plethora of records.Rohit is now leading run-getter in T20 Internationals, has hit most number of sixes by an Indian and also has most number of fifty plus scores in T20Is.After suffering their biggest loss in T20 Internationals in terms of runs on Wednesday night, India bounced back in style and registered a 7-wicket win over New Zealand.India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: Where and How to Watch IND vs NZ cricket matchWhat time does the 3rd T20I between India vs New Zealand start?The third T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 10, Sunday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.What TV channel and live stream is the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton from 12.00 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.advertisementWhere can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Kane Williamson India Tour of New Zealand 3rd T20I broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live BroadcastIndia vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 3rd T20I: India take on New Zealand in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Seddon Park, Hamilton on Sunday. New Zealand won the first T20 by 80 runs while India won the second match by 7 runs. The series is currently locked at 1-1.advertisementlast_img read more

Mitsubishi to Build Two HighSpeed Ferries for Shin Nihonkai

first_imgzoomImage by WMN Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a group company of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has received orders for two large, high-speed ferries from compatriot transportation company Shin Nihonkai Ferry.To be constructed at the Tategami Main Plant of MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, the vessels are scheduled for completion and delivery in 2021.With a gross tonnage of 15,400 tons, each of the two newbuilds will be 222.5 meters long and 25 meters wide. What is more, each of them will have a capacity of 268 passengers, 154 trucks and 30 passenger cars.A new optimal hull type would improve energy efficiency by 6% compared to the running vessel, according to the shipbuilder.The ferry pair would also be equipped with scrubbers for the four main engines and three electric generators to control airborne emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) in order to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap which is entering into force in all marine areas from 2020.As the “modal shift” from on-land to marine transport is progressing in the Japanese transportation economy, the demand for domestic ferries and RoRo vessels grows accompanying enlargement of capacity.To meet this demand, MHI would in Nagasaki consolidate organizational structure to build those type of ships and in Shimonoseki enlarge capacity of building facilities such as anchoring piers and cranes.last_img read more

Lynch mobs turned Lord Rams name into murder cry Nusrat

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool MP Nusrat Jahan says so-called “cow vigilantes” have turned Lord Ram’s name into a murder cry and has appreciated members of civil society groups speaking up for human life.”There are numerous incidents of citizens being attacked by so-called ‘cow vigilantes’ over rumours of eating beef or cow-smuggling, etc. The government’s selective silence and inaction hit us hard. Lynch mobs have actually turned Lord Ram’s name into a murder cry,” Jahan said in a tweet. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to the actress-turned MP, mob lynching criminals “are nothing but enemies of our country and are terrorists”. In an open letter, Jahan has urged fellow citizens to raise their voice as “hate crimes and mob-lynchings are on a steep rise in our country”. She mentioned that the period 2014-19 has recorded the most number of hate crimes against Muslims, Dalits and other minorities. “2019 by now has witnessed more than 11 hate crimes and 4 deaths. They are all minorities and suppressed,” she wrote. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayExpressing astonishment about the silence of the government, Jahan said: “The Hon’ble Supreme Court last year on July 17 has called on the government to come up with a law to tackle these horrendous acts of mobocracy. But the government is silent”. “As a young MP, representing new age secular India, I request this Government and all lawmakers to frame a law to stop such assaults on democracy by mob-lynchers,” she added. Jahan ended the letter with the poet Muhammad Iqbal’s lines Mazhab nahi sikhata aapas mein bair rakhna (Religion does not teach us to bear ill-will among ourselves). With agency inputslast_img read more

CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge signs off for the final time

first_imgTORONTO – Peter Mansbridge ended his run as CBC’s main anchor Saturday saying he wasn’t a “fan of long goodbyes”, but was a “fan of long thank yous.”“I thank the people that I work with,” Mansbridge said as he wrapped up CBC’s coverage of Canada 150 celebrations in Ottawa on Saturday.“I have been extremely lucky over all this time to have worked in this place,” he said. “It has been just a fabulous experience.”Earlier in the day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped by where Mansbridge was broadcasting in Ottawa and paid tribute to the veteran anchor.“Thank you for being a steady hand and a steady voice for us always through the years, we’re going to miss you,” Trudeau told Mansbridge.Mansbridge anchored CBC’s “The National” for the final time Friday, saying it has been “quite the ride.”“Thanks for watching all these years, it’s been quite the ride for me, but always a privilege to be a part of bringing the national story home to you from wherever that story may be,” said Mansbridge at the end of the hour-long show. “I can only hope you found it worthwhile, too. Goodbye.”Mansbridge, 68, said in an interview this week that he didn’t intend to make a big fuss of his last appearance on the flagship newscast as anchor.Mansbridge revealed his retirement plans last year. The CBC has not yet indicated how it will replace him.The network ran a tribute to Mansbridge’s 50-year career in a segment broadcast on Thursday’s “The National” and has been paying tribute to him in some of its other programs during the past week.Mansbridge has anchored the newscast since his predecessor Knowlton Nash stepped down in 1988.last_img read more

Arab League chief backs Saudi on UN Council move

first_imgCairo — Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi Sunday backed Saudi Arabia’s rejection of a seat on the UN Security Council, saying the diplomatic body had failed in its responsibility towards the Arab world.Arabi told reporters that Saudi Arabia was right to object to the Security Council’s management methods and the fact that it failed in its responsibility to secure international peace, “which it is not doing at all.”He said Arab states, including Palestine and Syria, were the worst affected by the Security Council’s weakness in the last six decades. His remarks come a day after Arab nations urged Saudi Arabia to reverse its decision to reject a seat on the 15-nation Security Council.Arab ambassadors to the UN said it was crucial for Saudi Arabia to represent the Arab and Muslim world on the council “at this important and historical stage, specifically for the Middle East region.”Saudi Arabia won a prized two-year seat on the Security Council on Thursday, but a day later Riyadh said it would not take it up because of the world body’s “double standards” on Syria and other Middle East hotspots.“Work mechanisms and double-standards on the Security Council prevent it from carrying out its duties and assuming its responsibilities in keeping world peace,” the Saudi foreign ministry said, calling for reforms of the council.Many diplomats and analysts have said the Saudi protest was a message to the United States that it wanted a tougher stance on Syria and was angry that Washington had opened contacts with Tehran, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.last_img read more

Army reiterates allegations on rehabilitated LTTE cadres false

A former LTTE cadre was reported to have made the allegation that several former LTTE cadres were injected with poison before being released into society after being rehabilitated.The issue was later discussed at the Northern Provincial Council and Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran sought US assistance to investigate the issue but the US had turned down the request. The army today reiterated the allegation that several rehabilitated LTTE cadres were poisoned is false.Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces – West said that the allegation is a “diabolical lie” and that there is no evidence to back the claims. He said that the rehabilitation process was accepted by international agencies so the allegation that the former LTTE cadres were poisoned during rehabilitation was false. The Northern Province Chief Minister later said that he has advised doctors in the North to look into the issue and submit a report.The Government had said earlier it was prepared to investigate the allegations that former LTTE cadres were injected with poison if the details of such former LTTE cadres is submitted to the relevant authorities. (Colombo Gazette) Ranasinghe, who headed the rehabilitation unit, said that former LTTE cadres were given full rehabilitation and were released back into society. read more

Leading the Way Through a LargeScale Cloud Migration

Team-leadership.jpg What does it take for a large organization to pull off a cloud voice migration project involving dozens of sites, such as the initiative I oversaw last year for a Fortune 500 company? I’d say that it takes leadership, teamwork, and experience. Nothing can replace experience. But it’s not just any experience — it’s the right type of experience. Attend Enterprise Connect the week of March 18 in Orlando, Fla., for more advice on navigating cloud migrations. Check out the conference program here, and register now using the code NJPOSTS to save $200 off the cost of attendance.  You probably wouldn’t want to hire a C++ coder to lead your voice migrations. Instead, you’d want to make certain your candidate has experience coordinating with multiple carriers, working MAC tickets, plotting return on investment, managing vendors, writing technical documents, and handling helpdesk tickets from end users. You’d also want someone who is articulate and patient, but motivated, too. And on the flip side, you’d do well to avoid an introvert. There are times when you’re going to need team members to pick up the phone and call a few strangers. The ideal person to lead a large, multisite company migration to cloud-based voice isn’t a project manager. This isn’t a project that can be broken down into tasks and assigned to various groups, because cloud-based voice service isn’t the sum of its parts. Cloud-based VoIP is more like a total solution with a life of its own that can be molded into different shapes and forms to meet the needs of an enterprise. These requirements may seem like a lot, but participating in a project of any magnitude will demand all of them.Over many years, I’ve seen teamwork either devolve into drama-filled soap operas or evolve into well- oiled machines. I believe the human spirit is highly influenced by leaders. Dragging people down is easy, but lifting people up doesn’t require much more effort or skill. Toll-Free Tools, Not Given So Freely Darin Ward June 06, 2019 If you don’t have access to a self-service portal, ask again… and again! Adapting Smartphone Sound Just for You Darin Ward July 03, 2019 A tip from the trenches on tuning audio quality for Samsung devices This is the final post in this four-part series. For my earlier posts, see:How I Upgraded 50 Facilities to Cloud-Based Voice1 Year, 50 Sites: Lessons Learned in Cloud VoIP ProjectCloud VoIP: Look for Unintended Benefits The key to finding someone with the traits I’ve listed is to identify someone who has passion and excitement about cloud voice migration and wants to teach others how to navigate a large project like this successfully. If you can find someone who wants to mentor others, you probably have found a leader for your team. The ideal candidate to lead an endeavor of this scope should have years of IT experience, ideally in both voice and data. This person should be humble. Capable of listening to the troops, energetic and motivated enough to get dirty and work in the trenches, and able to identify the team’s strengths and weaknesses. This leader will hold others accountable, give direction with confidence, articulate enough to present to all types of audiences, and persist in seeing the process to completion. This person will also remain close to the business to ensure the solution is the right fit and remains fiscally sound. Log in or register to post comments A good leader is as precious as a gold nugget. Good leaders are able to adapt to various audiences, motivate reluctant participants, articulate clearly (and sometimes redundantly with patience), be flexible, delegate and trust, see potential trouble coming, and understand strategy and see the big picture. And, perhaps more important than anything else, a good leader leads by example — and works harder than anyone else. We all know that motivation and positivity are important, so I won’t preach about that. Where I sometimes find teamwork lacking is between departments. For instance, if the telecommunications and network engineering departments aren’t in alignment, teamwork will suffer. If this is the case, the blame lies squarely on upper management, not the team members. The technology from both departments are married together as one and must operate as a cohesive force. If there’s a rift between these department heads at your organization, don’t launch a large-scale VoIP enterprise project. Audit Your POTS Line, Save Money! Darin Ward August 05, 2019 Individually, those old POTS lines don’t cost much… but boy can they add up. See All in Enterprise Insider » 1 Year, 50 Sites: Lessons Learned in Cloud VoIP Project Darin Ward January 03, 2019 Second in a multipart series: The good, bad, and ugly… expect to see it all in a cloud migration. Tags:News & Viewscloud migrationVoIPCloud VoiceEnterprise InsiderBest PracticesCareersCloud CommunicationsDigital TransformationEnterprise Connect Articles You Might Like From EC19 Mainstage Direct to You: Hear from Your Peers Beth Schultz March 21, 2019 In panels large and small, plus a keynote address, enterprise IT professionals share their goals, concerns, and vision for communications and collaboration in their businesses. read more

Police seize 58K worth of drugs from St Catharines home

Three people are facing charges after a massive amount of powerful prescription drugs were seized from a home In early October, members of the Guns, Gangs, and Grows Unit began investigating a man they believed was selling drugs from his home on Barbican Trail in St. Catharines. Police say the man was arrested on October 19 after he conducted a “drug transaction” at a different location on Carriage Rd.Investigators were granted search warrants to enter the man’s home and when they arrived, they found two women in the driveway. Police arrested the women and continued to search the home. Officer found $58,123 worth of Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Codeine, and Fentanyl. They also seized $6300 in cash believed to be proceeds of crime. Joseph Ishkhanian, 76, Whitley Sacco, 26, and Brook Bridgman, 36, are all facing drug related charges. read more

Jordi Ribera and Brazils 16 for the Spain 2013 Championship

Jordi Ribera, once Ademar Leon head coach, and now Brazil’s head coach has given the list of 16 players that he counts on at the upcoming World Championship 2013 in Spain. The biggest star is Ademar Leon’s Felipe Borges, and for the January-scheduled event the list is the following:Goalkeepers: Cesar Augusto de Almeida (EC Pinheiros-SP), Luiz Ricardo do Nascimento.Pivots: Alexandro Pozzer (EC Pinheiros-SP), Vinícius Santos Teixeira (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP).Backs: Arthur Malburg Patrianova (EC Pinheiros-SP), Fernando José Pacheco Filho (EC Pinheiros-SP), Guilherme Valadão Gama (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Gustavo Nakamura Cardoso (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Oswaldo Maestro Guimarães (EC Pinheiros-SP) e Thiagus Petrus (Naturhouse La Rioja – Spain) Diogo Kent Hubner (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Thiago Roberto Torres dos Santos (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP).Wings: Fábio Rocha Chiuffa (Metodista/São Bernardo/Besni-SP), Felipe Borges (Reale Ademar León – Spain), Gil Vicente de Paes Pires (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP), Lucas Benedito Cândido (TCC/Unitau/Unimed/Tarumã/Taubaté-SP). borgescardosofelipe borgesgamaguimaraespachecopatrianovaribera ← Previous Story KIF Kolding lose Hundstrup for three months, Kim Andersson banned for two games Next Story → Flensburg smash Kiel in “eternal derby”! read more

Barnes Noble decides to fight Microsoft Android patents

first_imgMicrosoft has been enjoying a growing amount of income from the Android platform purely through license deals and royalty payments from companies who actually use the mobile operating system.In fact, it seems to have become a bit too easy for Microsoft of late. They wait for a hardware manufacturer to release an Android device, get in touch and point out the patents being violated, show them a list of other high profile companies that already pay them for using Android, and wait for the signature and new revenue stream.That Android cash cow could be about to get shot for being lame, though. Barnes & Noble, who offer the Nook and Nook Tablet, has decided Microsoft’s advances for Android royalties aren’t valid and will fight them in court. The problem for Microsoft is, they seem to have a pretty rock solid case against them.The two arguments B&N are using include the fact it believes Microsoft is extending the patents beyond their reasonable scope in order to catch Android in their net. And secondly, B&N has provided over 100 examples of prior art, which the company believes invalidates Microsoft’s patents for Android.Producing a couple of examples or prior art may put the argument on shaky ground, but over 100 makes it look like there is something seriously amiss with the patents Microsoft is relying upon for its royalties. It also helps that the prior art claims don’t just relate to one of Microsoft’s patents, they relate to five, including:Remote retrieval and display management of electronic documentSystem provided child window controlsLoading status in a hypermedia browser having a limited available display areaSelection handles in editing electronic documentsMethod and apparatus for capturing and rendering annotationsB&N is sure to win some influential fans by taking this stand, in particular Google will be watching this fight closely. We just have to wait and see what the judge in the case decides, and whether Microsoft has another set of patents kept in reserve in case this ever happened and they lose a case.Read more at InfoWorld and the B&N Supplemental Notice of Prior Art (PDF)last_img read more

Sprinkler halts fire at Woodland apartment

first_img A Woodland man is alive thanks to a sprinkler head in the kitchen of his apartment, fire officials said.Firefighters were called to the La Casa De San Juan Diego Apartments, 125 S. Pekin Road, in Woodland at about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday for a fire alarm, Clark County Fire & Rescue division chief Tim Dawdy said.A man had come home from work, put some grease on the stove to start cooking and fell asleep in the living room when the fire broke out, Dawdy said.By the time crews arrived, however, the sprinkler had put out the fire, stopping it from spreading further than the kitchen, he said. Firefighters helped clean up the mess when they got there.Dawdy said that fires like this one have resulted in injury and even become deadly, but that thanks to this sprinkler head, the man in the residence wasn’t even displaced. Fire officials said that a single sprinkler head kept a fire at a Woodland apartment from spreading and becoming deadly. (Clark County Fire & Rescue)last_img read more

Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI June 17, 2017 — Former Education Minister Josephine Connolly claims the reason offered by Premier Sharlene Robinson for her dismissal is a smokescreen.Connolly was fired from her Cabinet post yesterday. The Premier has promised to speak with the media and public about the matter on Monday, but said in a statement that there have been “scathing attacks” against the her and the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) in recent weeks. Robinson also said that a family matter was being exploited for “personal and political gain.”In response, Connolly has denied the allegations. “The charges laid by the Premier against me are without any foundation or credence. I am of the firm view that the reasons given by the Premier were a smokescreen to hide the real reason,” she said. Connolly added that the allegations were false and that she was never allowed to formally defend herself.It is believed that the upset within the PDM began during disagreement on the treatment abroad policy of the National Health Insurance Plan, when a relative of Connolly needed off island emergency health care.Connolly pledged to remain loyal to the people of TCI as a member of the House of Assembly, however. “I was born in these Islands and I decided to enter into politics late in life because I felt I had something to offer, something to contribute, to my country and to my people. It was a dream come true to be your representative and your Minister and I cannot lie that I am bitterly disappointed that the opportunity to help my people has been taken away from me.”#MagneticMediaNews#JosephineConnollyFired TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, josephine connolly, Pdm, Premier Sharlene Robinson Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s whylast_img read more