first_imgThe mobile middleware server handles system integration, security, communications, scalability, and cross-platform support.The mobile client application connects to the middleware server and drives both the user interface and the business logic on the device and supports many operating systems and devices.We believe as more HTML5 and library-enabled code modules are developed in our environment, the need for the MEAP might diminish, although we see it as being absorbed, not eliminated.For more information about our efforts, read IT@Intel’s recent white paper, “Delivering Cloud-based Services in a Bring-Your-Own Environment.” Here at Intel, we are actively integrating employee-owned devices—including smartphones, tablets, and PCs—into our enterprise environment. In addition, we now deliver 80 percent of our newly developed business services through our own enterprise private cloud. We plan to increasingly use a mix of private and public cloud-based services, called hybrid cloud, in implementing solutions over the next few years.In my role as IT Chief Technology Officer, I have observed parallels and interdependencies between our adoption of IT consumerization, which provides employees with a wider range of choices for compute capability, and the advent of cloud computing, which offers businesses additional options for IT services. Intel IT is coordinating our cloud computing efforts with our bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, to enable us to reap maximum business value from both.We feel that both cloud computing and BYOD are important enablers for our agility and enterprise velocity. But historically, application development has been a rigid process that can slow agility, especially in the areas of larger enterprise systems such as ERP. To increase our ability to develop applications and deliver services quickly—and to a wide range of devices—we are implementing a pace-layered approach utilizing a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to help us abstract away our slower-to-evolve applications, such as our ERP system, from our quicker-moving capabilities, such as new supply chains to support new business. By being able to connect existing services faster, it also allows us to implement better capabilities such as transforming our shopping carts into purchase orders.This pace-layered approach matches the pace the platform needs to evolve with the pace the business needs to move by abstracting the front-end functionality away from the back-end systems. For example, a service may rely on data stored in our ERP system, but to deliver the service to a tablet, we need to develop a new user interface (UI). By abstracting the front end from the back end, we can quickly develop the UI without having to disturb the underlying data structures and associated business rules.We have also implemented a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), to help us use SOA more efficiently with mobile devices. A MEAP is a comprehensive suite of products and services that can help reduce complexity and connectivity problems associated with deploying an application across multiple devices. In general, a MEAP-based solution consists of two components.last_img read more

first_imgLike they did when they played NLEX and Kiefer Ravena, when they devastated TNT KaTropa on the road, when they nipped Meralco, and when they bamboozled Phoenix Petroleum on opening day.“They have the killer’s instinct and their confidence is very high,” Jarencio said of his foes as the Batang Pier try to climb above .500 for the first time here.“But we have been on a run of our own and the last two practices were very good,” Jarencio said. “It will be tough. But we’re ready for a tough game.”Jarencio is particularly wary of four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, whom he describes as the “best player in the league,” and expects Kelly Nabong to step up once again and give his GlobalPort a Chinaman’s chance against the Beermen.“Kelly did his share against (Greg) Slaughter (of Barangay Ginebra),” Jarencio said. “And as long as he can do his share on defense against June Mar, we will have a good chance.”ADVERTISEMENT So thin, Jarencio knows, that the tiniest of errors will crack it.“We have no room for mistakes,” Jarencio told the Inquirer over the phone as the Batang Pier try to put the first blemish on the Beermen’s record in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We have to be 100 percent in everything we do against them, on offense, in defense,” he went on, even as he raved about how cohesive his team has been in the last two weeks of the conference despite their biggest star, Terrence Romeo, continuing to sit it out. “It has to be total team effort (on our part) and flawless execution.”San Miguel will come into the game with a four-game winning streak and, knowing how the Beermen are when a serious challenge is on the other end of the court, they are expected to respond to any GlobalPort upset plans with great efficiency. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Cellar-dwellers Meralco and KIA Picanto tangle at 4:30 p.m. with the Bolts seeking to snap a three-game slide and the Picanto shooting for a second straight win.KIA will come into the game minus Eric Camson, who was fined P30,000 and suspended a game for exchanging blows—and starting the fight—with Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan last Friday.Almazan was also canned a game and fined P20,000, the same penalties slapped by officer in charge Willie Marcial on NLEX’s Mike Miranda, who kicked San Miguel’s Chris Ross in the groin in their game over the weekend.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Pido Jarencio admitted that his GlobalPort crew is currently on a hot streak.But he also knows exactly what he and his Batang Pier will be up against, and how thin the ice they will be skating on against powerhouse three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Pacio unfazed by last-minute opponent change SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata, Oct 6 (PTI) Describing her visit to Bhutan as an “amazing experience,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today placed a proposal for setting up corridors to enhance business, economic and cultural ties in the region. “It was an amazing experience to visit the great country of Bhutan and we expressed our deep gratitude to His Highness and his Royal Government,” Banerjee wrote on her Facebook post. “I submitted to His Highness our proposals on setting up of business, economic, cultural and tourism corridors with Bhutan that will greatly enhance economic activity in the region,” she said. Banerjee is on a five-day high-level visit to Bhutan accompanied by West Bengal Housing Minister and in-charge of Sports Arup Biswas, Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra and Transport Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay. The 15-member delegation also comprised several industrialists. “It was an honour for me to have an audience with His Majesty, the King of Bhutan and Her Majesty in Lingkhana Palace today,” the Chief Minister wrote about her experience after meeting Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck today. “The warmth and courtesies extended by the King and the Royal Family was indeed overwhelming. I took the opportunity to place before His Highness how our state and our country valued the warm and cordial relationship with Bhutan,” Banerjee added. PTI SCH DKB ISHlast_img read more

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN National NewsOn a cold night in Feburary 2013, Lena Anderson tied the drawstring from her pants to a bar in the back of a police truck and hanged herself.Anderson was 23, and a mother.An inquest into the circumstances of her death wrapped up in Thunder Bay, Ont., with 28 recommendations to prevent her tragic death from happening again.A jury of five heard five days of testimony from 12 witnesses, including how Anderson was handcuffed and detained in the back of a Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) truck on Feb. 1, 2013.The police officer on-duty in the First Nations community Kasabonika left Anderson alone in the truck for 16 minutes.Anderson had been struggling with the recent suicides of two loved ones when she died.The Inquest recommendations address primarily issues related to First Nations policing and the state of mental health on-reserve. As the presiding coroner read the jury’s verdict aloud, Anderson’s mother Maryanne Shewaybick sat with her head down and arms crossed. Beside her, Anderson’s 7-year old daughter Perseus.“I’m pissed off,” Shewaybick said during the inquest. It was difficult for her to sit and hear the details of her daughter’s preventable death.Anderson had been drinking at a house party when community members alerted local authorities to their concerns that her then three year old child was also at the party.The NAPS officer and a local child welfare worker investigated.When she learned that her daughter was being removed from the home, Anderson’s behaviour became erratic, hysterical the jury heard.According to police, Anderson was not facing any charges when she was placed in handcuffs. Instead, she was being held until the alcohol wore off. Anderson’s daughter was being taken to a family member until she sobered up. Lena Anderson would be dead before any of that happened.Anderson had a history of suicide attempts. The arresting officer had no knowledge of this, prompting a discussion about whether it would have impacted his decision to leave Anderson unattended. It was pointed out that access to this information could have allowed the police and social workers to ensure Anderson wasn’t a risk to herself.“We speak for the dead to protect the living,” Ontario CoronerJury recommendations are, in theory, a tool for protecting the living. The problem many see is, the recommendations aren`t binding.The jury isn’t even obligated to deliver any recommendations with its verdict.It’s frustrating, said Mike Metatawabin, chair of the NAPS Board.“They need to be enforced,” Metatawabin said.The 28 recommendations include:To ensure adequate and sustainable funding to provide appropriate detachment buildings in each community.To ensure adequate and sustainable funding to provide appropriate maintenance and upkeep.Ensure that all police officers review the policies on prisoner care and identification of individuals at risk of self-harmEnsure that prisoners are not held in police vehicles for any longer than is necessary to transport them to proper holding cells.See full list of recommendations here: Lena AndersonThese recommendations have not been signed off by Ontario’s Chief Coroner.And they have been heard before.In 2009, a jury returned with similar recommendations in the Kashechewan Inquest.Ricardo Wesley and James Goodwin were locked up at the Kashechewan police detachment on a cold night in January 2006. One of men lit their mattress on fire. The NAPS detachment was a broken down building with no heat, and no smoke detectors.The substandard building burned to the ground with them inside.The jury found that the deaths of the two young men could have been prevented if First Nations communities in Nishnawbe-Aski Nation received equitable funding for policing from Ontario and Canada.Lawyer Julian Falconer represented the family of Ricardo Wesley at the Inquest and NAPS at the Anderson Inquest. He refers to the detachments in both cases “death traps”.He said reports and recommendations calling on both levels of government to take action has fallen on deaf ears time and time again.“First Nations are ignored, Indigenous people in this country are ignored,” he said.Metatawabin told the jury NAPS has faced chronic challenges on a continual basis since 1998 and that it’s been well-documented.Immediately after Anderson’s death, Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and NAPS issued a notice, declaring they could no longer ensure the safety of their communities.“The sad part of that is other than the chief coroner no representative of either Ontario or Canada responded to the public safety notice and that’s par for the course,” said Falconer.The condition of the Kasabonika Lake detachment was no secret.In fact, five years before Anderson’s death, the chief of police ordered that there “be no incarcerations in this facility, period” after an officer expressed concerns over the conditions of the detachment.In 2008 an officer described it this way.“The cell doors are made up of small metal bars and wire meshing. The cells have no lights, no toilets. We have to take prisoner out of the cells and down the hall in the band office to the washrooms, the floors are riped (sic) up and both have holes in the floors which for some, are used as the washroom.”Years later saw no improvements in Kasabonika.In fact, conditions got worse. It was winter in 2013 and the furnace wasn’t working. Officers were forced to lodge prisoners in their running police trucks to keep them warm.A new detachment was on its way to Kasabonika at the time of Anderson’s death, but pieces of the modular unit were stuck on the winter road, according to Cst. Troy Woldarek, a NAPS officer who was off duty at the time.Despite the deplorable conditions, Woldarek told the jury he felt lucky to be in Kasabonika. It was his first posting after completing provincial police training seven years ago.His first partner was from the community which Woldarek said made him feel “lucky”.He came to rely on community members especially when he was alone and the only officer in the community.Officer shortage is another example of chronic challenges familiar to the troubled NAPS. Reports show that at any given time 18 per cent of officers are off due to sickness, injury or stress. Not enough officers means working alone and for long periods of time.“My personal record is 42 hours,” Woldarek told the jury was the longest stretch he’s pulled. The closest backup at any given time would be an hour and a half plane ride away in Sioux Lookout.On the day of Anderson’s death, Woldarek said he had been up for 24 hours – a sudden baby death occurred on his shift the night before.He had been sleeping for just a couple of hours when his partner, who was working day shift, woke him to come in early. He was told that someone in the truck was being held and needed to be watched while he investigated further.Years of working alone and facing the deadly risks that come with it, frustrated NAPS officers who voted almost unanimously in favor of strike action this past summer. They had the full support of the communities they serve.The stark contrast of the working conditions between NAPS and its provincial counterpart the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was highlighted in a 2007 documentary called A Sacred Calling. Footage shows a NAPS detachment in Wunnumin Lake that had no working bathroom.A slop pail was used for prisoners and officers had to empty them as part of their duties.NAPS police chief Terry Armstrong told the jury that while there have been new detachments in some communities, there are still a number that don’t meet standards.The jury was presented evidence that 30 detachments were inspected last year and more than $1 million would be needed to meet fire code standards.NAPS says they need an additional $16 million to its current budget of $27 million and $7 million in capital funding for two new detachments.Metatawabin said the province agreed to move forward with legislating NAPS under the province’s Police Services Act last summer.They were supposed to make an announcement in September but he is still waiting for that happen.In a bid to put pressure on the province, NAPS asked the jury to give Ontario an ultimatum of starting the legislative process by March 31, 2017 or simply get rid of NAPS altogether.The jury did not include the recommendation in their final verdict.A new labor agreement was ratified by NAPS officers in September, avoiding any strike action. An increase of 30 officers and improved communications will provide some relief. But it’s just a drop in the bucket.At the end of the inquest, Christa Big Canoe, the lawyer representing the Anderson family, told the jury it is Shewaybick’s hope that she can now move forward.Big Canoe told the jury in her closing comments that the issues and concerns they’ve heard are the result of Canadian law and policy.“These aren’t unreasonable expectations,” she said of the recommendations the jury was asked to consider.“I have mixed feelings,” Shewaybick said before the jury came back with the verdict.wfiddler@aptn.calast_img

TORONTO — Reporter Sheri Forde and host/interviewer Michael Landsberg are two of the biggest names at TSN affected by budget cuts as telecommunications giant Bell Media restructures across Canada.A spokesman for TSN confirmed that Forde, a reporter with the national sports broadcaster, was laid off on Tuesday. Forde joined TSN in 1998, moving to Toronto in 2002 to work for CFTO then returning to TSN in 2003.“While it is very difficult to part ways with valued colleagues, the changes are an essential step in ensuring that Bell Media’s cost structure reflect the realities of revenue performance in media and broadcasting, and that we remain leaders in a fast-changing industry,” said a statement from the network.Bell Media’s plans to cut 380 jobs in Toronto, Montreal will hit local news hard: unionBell is now Canada’s largest TV provider with more than 2.7M subscribers, BCE Inc saysOff the Record, a sports interview and talk show hosted by Landsberg, has been cancelled. He will continue to work for TSN, producing shorter Off the Record segments for the network’s flagship news show SportsCentre and online.“After more than 18 seasons I believe the time is right for both me and the show to evolve,” said Landsberg in a statement on TSN.ca. “What I love most in TV is the chance to take risks — to do things that haven’t been done. I’m glad to say I will have that chance, as we create a new version of OTR.“OTR has been Canadian sports TV’s most polarizing show. So, sadly, to all those that think they’re free of me, I say: ‘I’m not done yet. Makeup please’.”Landsberg will also continue his #SickNotWeak campaign, which promotes awareness of mental health issues and be an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk.Bell Media announced its intention to make 380 cuts to its staff on Nov. 5. The majority of those cuts were expected to be in Toronto and Montreal in production and editorial positions.When the company announced the planned layoffs it was expected that 110 jobs in Montreal would be lost, with 70 in production and editorial, 45 in sales and marketing and five in administration. In Toronto, the expectation was that 270 jobs would be cut: 220 in production and editorial, 45 in sales and marketing and five in administration.Bell Media has vast media holdings in Toronto including CTV, the CP24 cable news channel and Business News Network. Last year, it laid off 91 employees from its production staff with the brunt of the losses hitting music channels Much, MTV and M3.On Nov. 4, BCE said in its latest quarterly report that its Bell Media division had an adjusted profit of $183 million, up about $1 million from last year. Revenues at Bell Media grew 4.1 per cent to $692 million, helped by better sales with advertisers and increased subscriber revenues from CraveTV, its streaming video service which competes with Netflix and Shomi.The Canadian Press read more

The Finance Ministry said that the Loan to Value Ratio (LTV) for Hybrid vehicles will also be revised from 70:30 to 50:50 basis.Importers of all vehicles other than buses, lorries and ambulances will have to keep a 200 percent cash margin at the time of opening of the LCs Other steps taken to ease the pressure on the Rupee includes a six month suspension of the importation of vehicles using the concessionary permits issued to entitled State Sector employees. No Letters of Credits will be permitted to be opened based on these permits during this period. The importation of vehicles for Government Ministries, Departments, Statutory Boards, State owned enterprises will also be suspended until further notice. Further, the requirement of 100 percent cash margin has been imposed for the import of Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, Televisions, Perfumes, Telephones including Mobile phones, washing machines, footwear and tyresHowever, though these measures will be effective  temporarily from Saturday 29, 2018. the Government says it will continuously monitor the exchange rate fluctuations and will take appropriate action accordingly. The Government has decided to suspend the issuing of vehicle permits to Members of Parliament for a period of one year.The Finance Ministry said the decision was taken as part of the temporary measures put in place to ease the pressure on the Sri Lankan Rupee with effect from midnight today. read more

“In the past weeks, we have seen more and more heinous acts,” said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos in a briefing this afternoon. “Innocent men, women and children killed; maimed; displaced; and subjected to a savagery that no human should have to endure.” Ms. Amos cited the aerial bombing of a market in Darkoush, in rural Idlib, at the end of April in which up to 50 people were killed and over 100 civilians wounded. The same market was hit once again last week with reports of twenty more people killed. At the same time, the violent rampaging of militants aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to cause widespread devastation, she added. ISIL’s recent taking of Palmyra had resulted in the indiscriminate killing of civilians and “new depths of depravity” including “maiming, raping and destroying.”Overall, some 12.2 million people, including 5.6 million children, need humanitarian assistance throughout Syria, according to the UN. And by conservative estimates, more than 220,000 Syrians have died in the conflict, but that number is likely much higher. “People are trying to survive by the day, without the basic necessities of life such as water and electricity,” Ms. Amos continued. “And parties to the conflict continue to cut services, collectively punishing entire villages and cities in the process.”However, despite reports of ongoing tragedies and the Security-Council’s previous efforts to end the violence and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid, the situation in the country has worsened.“The international community more broadly needs to do more to protect civilians and ensure greater accountability for violations of international humanitarian law,” stated Ms. Amos. She urged the Council “to demonstrate its leadership and uphold its responsibility” through specific measures, including ensuring the protection of civilians; ensuring that the parties to the conflict abide their international legal obligations; bringing an end to the siege of more than 400,000 people; considering all possible avenues to ensure accountability; stepping up financial support for humanitarian efforts; and respecting the non-political nature of humanitarian aid. “I know that there are no easy answers or quick fixes,” she declared. “But I also know that we cannot let the difficult prevent us from upholding our responsibility to act on behalf of the people of Syria. We cannot leave Syrians abandoned to hopelessness and further despair.” Today’s briefing was Ms. Amos’ last official address to the Council in her role as the UN’s humanitarian chief before she steps down from her post at the end of the month. read more

first_imgEddie Izzard and Peter Tatchell Eddie Izzard and Peter TatchellCredit:Eddie Mulholland A Metropolitan Police spokesman said David Czerwonko, 26, of Brentford, west London, has been charged with theft.He has been bailed until September 19 when he is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.Izzard, who spoke to a crowd of several thousand people at the event, retrieved his beret but the hat was then taken away by police as evidence. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A man has been charged with theft after Eddie Izzard’s pink beret was snatched during a pro-EU rally.The comedian gave chase in high heels after the beret was taken during the protest in Whitehall, central London, on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgAtlantic Gold Corp reports that its Moose River Consolidated (MRC) mine in Meguma gold belt, Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s next open pit gold mines, is still on target for commissioning next monthBase case LOM will produce 87,000 oz/y gold over a minimum 8.5-year mine life at All-in Sustaining Costs of $552/ozNew Resource Estimate July 2017 -additional satellite deposits containing 850,000 oz Measured & Indicated within pit shells and 309,000 oz Inferred have potential to add LOM ounces of MRCRecognition of disseminated style mineralization in recent years has changed the understanding potential regionShale hosted mineralization previously overlooked combined with traditional quartz veins results in 50-100 m wide bulk mineable zones in open pitRegion underexplored for this deposit model.last_img read more

BarcelonaHSV ← Previous Story EHF VELUX F4: Barcelona to play 12th EHF CL final after defeating Vive Kielce! Next Story → One of the heroes with two injuries, M.Lijewski (HSV): “I will play Europe will get a new champion. The old one, THW Kiel was smashed by HSV Handball 39:33 (19:16) in the VELUX EHF F4 semi-final in Lanxess Arena in Cologne in front of 19.750 fans. Team of Martin Schwalb had an fantastic leader in Domagoj Duvnjak who scored 11 goals and was absolutely the key player of the night. Great performance was seen from Pascal Hens as well who scored 8 goals.THW: Omeyer, Palicka – Ahlm 4, Ekberg 2, Ilic 1, Jicha 6, Klein, Narcisse 4, Palmarsson 1, Sigurdsson 3, Sprenger 2, Toft Hansen, Vujin 10 (4/4).HSV: Bitter, Herrmann – Duvnjak 11, Flohr, Hens 8, Jansen 2, Lackovic 1, Lijewski 5, Lindberg 7 (3/4), Nilsson, Vori 5.HSV will play in the big final against F.C Barcelona on Sunday (18hrs). The first battle for the TOP of Europe for Hamburg and 10th for Barcelona….Photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud/Handballpix.com read more

The best line-player of the Men’s U20 EHF EURO 2018 in Slovenia, Portuguese NT player, Luis Frade, signed contract with Sporting CP. The 19-years old boy from Agas Santas joined team on preparations in Qatar, where national champions and EHF Champions League participants, is on training camp between August 1 and 8.“First impressions were excellent. The complex is great and the people are very kind. Since arriving here I have always been very well treated. It’s going to be a good preparation stage. The team has some new players, including me, and it’s going to be important to get in touch with the other athletes who were already here. The squad is of high quality and who enters has to put the same level quickly, said Frade.U20 Portugal won fourth place at EHF EURO 2018. Luis FradeSporting andebol ← Previous Story Celje PL – Dobrogea SUD ended after 30 minutes Next Story → Janko Bozovic is back to TV Emsdetten read more

first_imgKudos go to Denise Cannatella, Melville, La., who appeared this month on This Week in Louisiana Agriculture, a show helping bridge the gap between local famers and consumers.Denise is the Louisiana Farm Bureau Leadership Committee (LFBLC) chair and recently her group traveled to northeast Louisiana to visit the world’s only sweet potato processing facility where they were able to watch and learn about how sweet potato fries are made—from the field to the fryer. Denise said these trips expose the committee members to different areas of agriculture they may not be familiar with. Click here to see the video!Thank you Denise for sharing this video with us and for continuing to push farmers and consumers to keep learning more about agriculture!Click here to see last week’s ASA Kudos!last_img read more

first_imgAn author, entrepreneur and a public speaker – Karan Verma is in truly a jack of all. There is nothing that he does not want to try and that’s how after he authored his book ‘Jack and Master,’ which turned out to be a national bestseller, he established his company ‘The Big Picture’ and turned into a proficient public speaker; inspiring and motivating thousands of students pan India. Now, he is looking forward to his book being adapted into a movie. And that’s not it; he is a brand consultant to Crayons advertising too. Well, you get one life, right? In a candid interview with Shreya Das he talks about how he came up with his debut book and his upcoming projects Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEvery character in a fictional book is a figment of the author’s reality. How did you come up with Jack and master? I have been a jack all my life and did a lot of things. And to be very honest, I had a very rocking life. Growing up in Lucknow, I was a very naughty kid who wanted to do a lot of things. I just pretty much wanted to run in the direction of my dreams and didn’t mind falling down. I would just love to lace up my boots again and start running. At the same time, as a 90s kid, you were expected to be not less than an engineer or a doctor. So like a good guy, I chose engineering though I was pretty good in debates. And while I was pursuing engineering, theatre and talks kept fascinating me. I used to dabble in a lot of things. I remember I used to travel to Mumbai and write scripts for MTV. This was the reason many people referred me as a jack. And this kind of stayed with me and grew on me. Siddharth (the master) is my alter ego. I am also fascinated by people who are masters of their craft; a Bill Gates, a Sachin Tendulkar, an AR Rahman. So, if I want to sum up myself, I am a jack who aspires to be master someday. I think that should be the journey of our life; you dabble in a lot of things, you do well and finally you find out your true calling someday. Or you never find your true calling; you are good at everything and Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivecontinue staying that way.So, who do you think would succeed in real life, a Jack of all crafts or a master of one?I have addressed this issue in the book. It depends upon the turf. For specialized fields somewhere you need a master. For a leadership position, perhaps a jack of all could inspire people more. I have seen jacks become amazing leaders, because there are certain domains where you need to have more qualities than being just a master of one. But then there are fields where you need a master. So, jack and master are two sides of the same coin. Some people just seek the moments in life, they have a bucket list but some people just want to touch the pinnacle of glory. Tell us a bit about your upcoming book…It is a youth related story with a huge canvas. People say that ‘Jack & Master’ has a huge canvas and it has but this one is just 10 times huge as far as the canvas is concerned. In my upcoming, I am talking about life as a totality; what life means to different people and it’s a classic. At its heart, it’s a love story but it has a lot more in store than being just a love story; what more, I would like to keep it under wraps because the book should come later this year or early next year.What message would you like to give to all the jacks, confused about their next step? I think one of the things that people say is chase dreams. One of the lessons that I have learned is that even if you are chasing your dreams, chase them with your eyes and ears open. At times you’ll get too carried away but even risks should be taken with a certain degree of calculation. So, always have some sort of a plan in mind. It’s good to be crazy while you are young but there has to be a method to the madness as well.last_img read more

first_img When a smartphone launches, it’s logical to expect accessories designed for the new phone to fly off the shelves. Accordingly, demand should drop for accessories made for previous models.But sales of older inventory are actually booming, fueled oddly enough by new phones from Apple, Samsung and Motorola, according to mobile accessory companies.After the iPhone 6 launch, sales jumped for the older iPhone 5c cases, said Andy Fathollahi, CEO of protective case-maker Incipio. He forecasts up to a 30 percent jump in 5c cases sales in the coming months.”We expect to see this boost continue through the holidays,”Fathollahi said.Other companies are also anticipating growth for older gear. Case Logic is gearing up for a 15 to 20 percent sales spike for its iPhone 5 cases in the next eight weeks, said Tim Shonk, director of retail sales.Screen protection manufacturer Tech Armor has already noticed positive gains. Sales of its iPhone 5s and 5c screens grew 20 percent following the iPhone 6 launch, according to senior product manager Jeff Wilcox.What’s going on?The surge in demand for older accessories is being driven by what Fathollahi calls a conversion period.”Years prior, people were switching from a flip phone to a smartphone—that was the adoption period, not conversion,” Fathollahi said. “Now, everyone owns smartphones and it’s device upgrades that are driving sales.”Two-thirds of mobile subscribers own smartphones, according to media research firm Nielsen. That means more customers upgrade to newer smartphone models than buy one for the first time.Conversions are also stemming from smartphone users leaving one operating system for another, such as Android users switching to iOS.These converters are budget conscious, said Fathollahi, and are averse to the latest—and more expensive—smartphone models, preferring to upgrade to the next-best. For instance, an iPhone 4 owner may opt for the 97 cent iPhone 5c at Walmart instead of shelling out hundreds for the iPhone 6.And since three-quarters of smartphone buyers purchase at least one accessory as well, according to research firm NPD Group, these next-best upgraders are creating a new customer base that boosts sales for older accessories. “Customers come in and upgrade their hardware to just one level. And they leave with a case or two,” Shonk said.Banking on the conversion waveCasemaker Speck is targeting converters by investing in new designs for iPhone 5 and Samsung S5 cases. In a few weeks, the company will release new colors for iPhone 5 cases.”Our company’s growth comes from innovating the function and design of old cases,” said Speck spokeswoman Lindsay Anne Aamodt. “We want to make upgraded phones feel fresh and new.”Companies expect to ride out the current sales wave through the holidays, when they expect more accessories to be purchased as gifts. But in the long run, Aamodt said, another conversion wave will come and many iPhone 5 owners, now content with their device, will upgrade. 3 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 7, 2014 This story originally appeared on CNBClast_img read more

first_imgCommander Jorge Robles Aguilar reported that one woman, 36-year-old Angélica N from the state of Chiapas, was taken into custody for leaving the children unsupervised inside the home. She was transferred to the State Attorney General’s Office for the corresponding legal purposes. The fire occurred in the residential area of Luis Donaldo Colosio. Municipal police, along with firemen, arrived on scene to find two children, aged 3 and 6, deceased in the same bed. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two children died in their home over the weekend from smoke inhalation after the palapa of their house caught fire. The police of Quintana Roo, Civil Protection and the State General Prosecutor’s Office continue to investigate. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) According to preliminary reports, the fire started in the home’s palapa and quickly became out of control, spreading to nearby houses. Paramedics arrived only to pronounce both children. last_img read more

first_imgAfter announcing TypeScript 3.1 RC version last week, Microsoft released TypeScript 3.1 as a stable version, yesterday. This release comes with support for mapped array and tuple types, easier properties on function declarations, typesVersions for version redirects, and more. Support for mapped array and tuple types TypeScript has a concept called ‘mapped object type’ which can generate new types out of existing ones. Instead of introducing a new concept for mapping over a tuple, mapped object types now just “do the right thing” when iterating over tuples and arrays. This means that if you are using the existing mapped types like Partial or Required from lib.d.ts, they will now also automatically work on tuples and arrays. This change will eliminate the need to write a ton of overrides. Properties on function declarations For any function or const declaration that’s initialized with a function, the type-checker will analyze the containing scope to track any added properties. This enables users to write canonical JavaScript code without resorting to namespace hacks. Additionally, this approach for property declarations allows users to express common patterns like defaultProps and propTypes on React stateless function components (SFCs). Introducing typesVersions for version redirects Users are always excited to use new type system features in their programs or definition files. However, for the library maintainers, this creates a difficult situation where they are forced to choose between supporting new TypeScript features and not breaking its older versions. To solve this, TypeScript 3.1 introduces a new feature called typesVersions. When TypeScript opens a package.json file to figure out which files it needs to read, it will first look for the typesVersions field. The field will tell TypeScript to check which version of TypeScript is running. If the version in use is 3.1 or later, it figures out the path you’ve imported relative to the package and reads from the package’s ts3.1 folder. Refactor from .then() to await With this new refactoring, you can now easily convert functions that return promises constructed with chains of .then() and .catch() calls to async functions that uses await. Breaking changes Vendor-specific declarations removed: TypeScript’s built-in .d.ts library and other built-in declaration file libraries are partially generated using Web IDL files provided from the WHATWG DOM specification. While this makes keeping lib.d.ts easier, many vendor-specific types have been removed. Differences in narrowing functions: Using the typeof foo === “function” type guard may provide different results when intersecting with relatively questionable union types composed of {}, Object, or unconstrained generics. How to install this latest version? You can get the latest version through NuGet or via npm by running: npm install -g typescript According to their roadmap, TypeScript 3.2 is scheduled to be released in November with strictly-typed call/bind/apply on function types. To read the full list of updates, check their official announcement on MSDN. Read Next TypeScript 3.1 RC released TypeScript 3.0 is finally released with ‘improved errors’, editor productivity and more How to work with classes in Typescriptlast_img read more

first_imgMinistra de Salud, Maria Elena López @melopez3 presenta su renuncia al Presidente por motivos familiares y personales.— Casa Presidencial CR (@presidenciacr) February 13, 2015 Facebook Comments Related posts:President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís names first half of his Cabinet Cabinet appointment of Lutheran bishop is unconstitutional, says Government Attorney’s Office Costa Rican Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa steps down How much money did members of Solís’ Cabinet donate to the PAC election campaign?center_img Costa Rican Health Minister María Elena López Núñez on Friday afternoon submitted her resignation to President Luis Guillermo Solís, citing family and personal reasons.“I hereby inform you of the decision to step down as Public Health Minister as of Feb. 16, for family and personal reasons I cannot avoid dealing with. It was an honor for me to work with a Cabinet formed by people of such high profile,” López said in her letter.President Solís in a press release confirmed the resignation and said he thanked Dr. López “for her full commitment and professional work she provided the nation during these months. Her work at the ministry has been exemplary and worthy. She devoted her time in office to improving public health conditions in our country.”López is Solís’ second minister to step down, following the resignation of former Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa earlier this month.Health Vice Minister Fernando Castro Llorca will temporarily fill the post until the president names a replacement.last_img read more

first_imgMonday, the Cardinals released quarterback Aaron Murray from the practice squad and re-signed cornerback Trevon Hartfield. For the second straight day, the Arizona Cardinals changed up the makeup of their practice squad by signing wide receiver Marquis Bundy and releasing Chris Hubert.Bundy, an undrafted rookie out of New Mexico, played in the preseason for Arizona and had nine catches for 97 yards. The Boulder Creek High (Anthem) graduate was released during the team’s final roster cut down on Sept. 3.Hubert, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Fayetteville State, was one of the stories of training camp. In preseason, Hubert caught five passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. He led Fayetteville State with 71 catches for 862 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2015. Comments   Share   Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Marquis Bundy makes a catch at Arizona Cardinals training camp Aug. 9, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. (Photo: Vince Marotta/Arizona Sports) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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