first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 8, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is part of a series of project updates from Future Generations.  MHTF is supporting their project, Using Pregnancy Histories to Help Mothers, based in Peru. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here. All photos courtesy of Laura Altobelli.Written by: Future GenerationsWe have our office and staff quarters up and running in the rural town of Urcos, about one hour south of the city of Cusco. Being home to one of the seven wonders of the world, Macchu Pichu, the city of Cusco has a multi-million dollar tourist industry but, paradoxically, in its rural areas among the highest rates of maternal and perinatal mortality in the country. One understands this when visiting our 28 project communities, divided into 62 sectors and annexes, which require a one, two or more-hour drive (or two to six-hour walk on foot) on rutty dirt roads through the Andes, there and back from the major towns of Urcos or Quiquijana on the main paved road through the river valley. Public transportation runs only on Sundays from communities. Not surprising that mothers are tempted to give birth at home or to delay seeking care for a sick newborn or infant when faced with that long walk.We selected the “highland communities” for our intervention since that is where the need is, where women and families tend to live in scattered homesteads with limited and pyramidal social organization. We have been pleased at the very positive response from community leaders and husbands to the idea that Women Leaders will be trained to teach women in their community.Community health promoters who have received training in the past have mostly been men. One told us, “How good that women will be trained: they are shy and need to be more active.”  One woman, not so shy, who was chosen by other women in her community to receive training from the project as a Women Leader told everyone, “Now it will be a rule that every time we meet to pick up food [from a government food distribution program for children] I will make you stay to get a talk on health.”  In another community, the men joked that they will be fine while the selected Women Leaders are away at training since they cook better than the women.  At that, everyone laughed heartily.Share this:last_img read more

first_imgFollowing on from the Business Principles Meeting in Canberra last week, the following documents have been circulated to the various Constituent Bodies for their information. This information directly relates to the ATA’s Special Meeting to be conducted on June 25th, 2005 in Canberra. The Special Meeting will focus on the proposed Constitutional changes for Australian Touch. If you wish to make any comment or require information regarding this process please email ATA Chief Executive Officer who will then reply within 2 working days or forward your email to the appropriate person. Listed below are the documents forwarded for this meeting: Supporting notes to the proposed final draft constitution Final draft constitution Affiliation regulations Special General Meeting agenda June 25, 2005 Special General Meeting 2004 minutes ATA memo meeting agenda travel Annual General Meeting 2004 minutes 2004 reconvened Special General Meeting agenda Final draft standing orderslast_img read more

first_img Rohan Sen New DelhiJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 13:48 IST Rishabh Pant was clicked with Tim Paine’s wife and kids on New Year’s day (Bonnie Paine Instagram)HIGHLIGHTSRohit asked Rishabh Pant if he could babysit his daughter in MumbaiTim Paine’s wife Bonnie had earlier called Pant the “best babysitter” in a viral postPant is due to return home from Australia and will enjoy a short break before joining India A squadRishabh Pant starred with the bat and gloves for India in the recent Border-Gavaskar series but it seems his babysitting skills are more in demand as he makes his way back home after a gruelling tour in Australia.Rohit Sharma and Bonnie Paine have both sought help from Rishabh Pant for their kids, asking the India wicketkeeper for his services as a babysitter in two separate posts on social media.”Morning buddy. Heard you’re a good baby sitter, need one right now. Ritika will be quite happy,” Rohit tweeted hours after landing in Sydney.Morning buddy. Heard your a good baby sitter, need one right now. Ritika will be quite happy @RishabPant777 Sharma (@ImRo45) January 9, 2019Rohit and his wife, Ritika Sajdeh, recently became proud parents to a baby girl and probably need a babysitter more than anyone right now. They have named their daughter Samaira.Rohit had missed the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney after the birth of his daughter but was back on the plane on Monday.Rohit, along with MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav among others arrived in Sydney on Tuesday for the three-match ODI series which begins with the first ODI on January 12.But it wasn’t just Rohit who wants Pant as the babysitter. Tim Paine’s wife, Bonnie, also requested for Pant’s services once again as she posted a story on Instagram.”Trying to unpack with needy baby. Wonder if Rishabh Pant is free for a babysitting gig today,” Bonnie wrote on the post.advertisement Bonnie Paine has sought Rishabh Pant’s help once again (Bonnie Paine Instagram)Pant and Paine were involved in numerous banters during the Border-Gavaskar series and it was during the Boxing Day Test when the Australian Test captain offered the Delhi batsman a babysitting role at his place.As it turned out, staying true to their banter, Pant was spotted with Paine’s kids on the New Year’s Day in Sydney.Paine’s wife Bonnie took to Instagram to share a photo of Pant with her kids and captioned it: “Best babysitter”. Notably, members of the India and Australia cricket teams were hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at his official residence in Sydney on Tuesday. Bonnie had called Pant the best babysitter after meeting the India wicketkeeper on New Year’s day (Bonnie Paine Instagram)Pant later reacted to the viral post saying that he had a lovely time meeting Tim Paine’s wife and kids.”Everyone’s family were really nice. We met most of the people during the function at the prime minister’s house. It was lovely meeting them. I don’t think I have to change myself for something like that. The only thing is they put the photo on Instagram and it went viral,” Pant said after his record-breaking knock of 159 not out in the Sydney Test.The 21-year-old had a groundbreaking series in Australia as he took a record 20 catches and amassed 350 runs to finish as the second highest run scorer behind Cheteshwar Pujara (521 runs).Pant won’t be featuring in the three-match one-day series against Australia and will return home where he will get to enjoy a short break before joining the India A squad for a five-match one-day series against England Lions starting January 23.Also Read | Fans love ‘babysitter’ Pant’s photo with Tim Paine’s kids: Best thing I have seen all yearAlso Read | The Pant and Paine show at MCG: When light-hearted banter turned offensiveAlso Read | Rishabh Pant now needs to learn how to finish games, says Ravi ShastriFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Bonnie PaineFollow Tim PaineFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Rishabh Pant babysitter Babysitter Rishabh Pant in high demand as Rohit Sharma and Bonnie Paine seek helpRishabh Pant’s picture with Tim Paine’s wife and kids had gone viral on social media after the Boxing Day Test last year.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Over 60 vector control workers have been deployed in the parish and over 300 members of the health community trained to handle the treatment of the virus.The Health Minister informed that vector control coordinators have conducted fogging in over 100 schools and visited 77 communities in the Parish.Dr. Tufton reiterated that the proper management of solid waste is a key component to tackling the mosquito borne disease and urged residents to take responsibility for creating a clean environment.“The management of solid waste is a challenge in our country and it’s not just about agency management, it’s also about personal responsibility and personal management within your home. If you have a used tyre in the back of your yard punch holes in them because it will breed mosquitoes,” he stated.“If you have an old fridge, turn it over. Look at the milk cans and the sardine cans and the bully beef cans, once water is placed in those whether by rain or otherwise, it’s a ripe area for mosquito breeding and the Aedes aegypti breeds very fast,” he stressed.To date there have been 85 confirmed cases of dengue fever in St. James.In the meantime Dr. Tufton informed that over the next few weeks, there should be a decline in the number of dengue cases nationally.“We believe that over time, up to the end of this month (February) into early March, you will see a tapering off and we will see less cases, so the stretch [on the health facilities] becomes less severe but we can’t be complacent about it,” the Minister said.The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of the dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses.Symptoms of dengue include sudden onset of high fever with a severe headache; fatigue; pain behind the eyes; muscle, bone or joint pain; skin rash; and vomiting or feeling nauseous. He stated that vector control coordinators have been vigorously assisting in the elimination of mosquito breeding sites in the parish, having identified and destroyed approximately 1500 breeding sites. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton says the coordinated fight against the dengue virus in St. James is continuing, with over 10,000 visits conducted in communities across the parish by Vector Control workers.He stated that vector control coordinators have been vigorously assisting in the elimination of mosquito breeding sites in the parish, having identified and destroyed approximately 1500 breeding sites.“We are looking at probably a 15 per cent index, meaning places where we identify positive breeding taking place. Now the standard is supposed to be about 5 per cent and so we still need to appeal to citizens, because most of these breeding sites are found in and around the home,” Dr. Tufton said.He was speaking at the launch of the Health Ministry’s Compassionate Care Programme at the Montego Bay Comprehensive Health Centre (Type 5) in St. James on February 21.Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton speaking at the launch of the Compassionate Care Programme at the Montego Bay Comprehensive Health Centre (Type 5) in St. James on February 21.center_img Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton says the coordinated fight against the dengue virus in St. James is continuing, with over 10,000 visits conducted in communities across the parish by Vector Control workers. “We are looking at probably a 15 per cent index, meaning places where we identify positive breeding taking place. Now the standard is supposed to be about 5 per cent and so we still need to appeal to citizens, because most of these breeding sites are found in and around the home,” Dr. Tufton said.last_img read more

first_img The Performance Task aspect of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), previously scheduled for December, has been pushed back to March 2019.The Ability Test and Curriculum-Based Test components will be conducted in February 2019 and April 2019, respectively, as previously scheduled.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure during a press briefing at his offices in Kingston on Wednesday (October 3)“That will allow us to grade and provide scores and placement of our students on schedule for June 2019,” he said.He informed that the change was based on the recommendation of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) for an adjustment in the PEP schedule.“The next round of discussions will be held with Board chairs and vice chairs, principals, vice principals and bursars, to make sure that at the leadership level they are all cognisant of what we are doing for PEP and other policies. This will then complete the circle of educators’ discussions with me,” he said.Senator Reid said that coming out of consultations with other stakeholders, such as the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica and the Book Industry of Jamaica, “other changes were taken on board in the best interest of the children”.These include that students will have an option to choose for the Performance Task; teacher-engagement activity will be provided at least one month before the actual assessment is to be done; questions will be organised in such a way as to prevent students from having to flip the paper several times; a national committee will be formed to review test items; removal of teachers’ names from the individual students’ reports; and teachers will also be involved in the marking of papers and the development of test items.“I am very pleased with the feedback and support we have been getting from all our stakeholders, and we intend to continue to listen and make adjustments where necessary and in keeping with the best interest of our children,” Senator Reid said.He said that the Ministry will be continuing the weekend PEP camps for students, teachers and parents as well as teachers’ sensitisation sessions across the island.He noted that over the last eight weeks, the Ministry has distributed a suite of materials to schools across the island, including practice items, registration manuals and sample test booklets.“The final set of key resources will be the official practice booklets and answers for both teachers and students, for which distribution will begin this week,” he indicated.Senator Reid noted that the PEP website should be fully operational by Friday of this week, adding that a PEP software application will be available in another two weeks.Meanwhile, he said Performance Task mock results for grade five have been distributed to schools. The mock test was conducted in June to assess the readiness of students for PEP.Overall, the results showed that 83 per cent of the students met or nearly met the standards for English Language; 48 per cent met or nearly met the standard for Mathematics; 52 per cent met or nearly met the standard for Social Studies; and 22 per cent met or nearly met the standard for Science.He said additional resources, such as specialist teachers, will be utilised to improve the results for Science.“The mock showed that greater support will have to be provided for teachers in the areas of drawing conclusions and taking informed actions, as well as gathering and evaluating sources, which were two of the areas assessed in the mock exam,” he said.He said the Ministry is pleased with the responses of the students and the effort that was made by teachers to understand and administer the assessment.“The signs are encouraging, and we now have tangible data to move forward,” he said.Senator Reid informed that the Ministry will continue to fine-tune the preparations for the administration of PEP, through extensive engagement with teachers, parents and other stakeholders. The Ability Test and Curriculum-Based Test components will be conducted in February 2019 and April 2019, respectively, as previously scheduled. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure during a press briefing at his offices in Kingston on Wednesday (October 3)“That will allow us to grade and provide scores and placement of our students on schedule for June 2019,” he said. Story Highlights The Performance Task aspect of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), previously scheduled for December, has been pushed back to March 2019.last_img read more

first_imgMeet Nova Scotia’s athletes competing in the 2009 Canada Summer Games by visiting the new Team Nova Scotia website. At, find out about Team Nova Scotia athletes about to head to Prince Edward Island this summer with news and events, athlete profiles and blogs and learn more about the history of Team Nova Scotia and the Canada Games. Athletes and parents can get current information about participating in the Games and website visitors will see action shots of the competitions and complete results and medal counts during the events. Team Nova Scotia 2009 has about 430 members — 340 athletes, 76 coaches, managers and team staff, three artists and 16 mission staff. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. About 4,400 athletes, artists, coaches and managers will gather in Prince Edward Island from Aug. 15 to 29 to compete for 1,500 medals in 18 sports. Partners supporting Team Nova Scotia include Sport Nova Scotia and the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, and official sponsors MEE Sports, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, CTV and 101.3 The Bounce.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed its registry department to make arrangements on July 30 to film hearing of the bail pleas of three senior doctors, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of their junior colleague at a civic-run hospital here.Justice D S Naidu was hearing bail pleas filed by the Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher and Ankita Khandelwal, arrested on May 29 for allegedly making casteist slurs and abetting the suicide of their colleague Dr Payal Tadvi. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Tadvi (26), a second-year postgraduate medical student attached to B Y L Nair Hospital, allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room on May 22. Justice Naidu on Thursday noted that Section 15 (a) (10) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) mandates that all proceedings under the act have to be video recorded by the court concerned. The provision was pointed out to the court by advocate Gunaratan Sadavarte, who appeared for the victim’s mother. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhile special public prosecutor Raja Thakare said it was a policy matter, advocate Aabad Ponda, appearing for the accused, said the provision is only for trial proceedings and not bail hearings. Justice Naidu, however, said the proceedings would mean all judicial proceedings. “I cannot ignore the statutory provisions. While I am sympathetic towards the fact that this would mean a delay in hearing of the bail pleas, but it is also imperative that the provisions of the act are followed,” the judge said. The court then directed the high court’s registry department to make necessary arrangements for video-recording and posted the bail pleas for further hearing on July 30. Justice Naidu said as a judge, he was for recording of court proceedings and that he uses his mobile phone to record audios of arguments of lawyers in important cases. Ponda, while seeking bail, argued that the accused are educated persons and not criminals.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) on April 12 announced firming up an alliance in Haryana to fight on all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The JJP was launched by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s grandson Dushyant Chautala, following a power struggle in the state’s main opposition INLD last year. The JJP was formed in December last year following a split in the family of former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who heads the Indian National Lok Dal. Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said the JJP will fight on seven seats. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDushyant Chautala said he would decide on his party’s candidates for the seven seats in the next two to three days. “Jhadu (AAP’s election symbol) and chappal (JJP’s poll symbol) will remove obstructions and emerge victoriously, and together they will defeat the BJP and Congres,” Chautala said. Arvind Kejriwal has proposed an alliance between the AAP, JJP and the Congress but the grand old party rejected the proposal. Gopal Rai said, “If the Congress is confident of winning in Punjab without an alliance, AAP is also capable of winning all the seats in Delhi on its own. I would like to ask Surjewala if Congress had forgotten about its loss in the bypoll in Jind.” He said that Congress seemed to be self-obsessed and is in a state of confusion. “AAP took the decision to contest on 35 seats in different States as it felt it could defeat the BJP in these seats. The Congress, however, is ready to lose these seats as it is reluctant to form an alliance,” Rai said.last_img read more

27 November 2008The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today said “it is baffling” that satellite pictures necessary for his investigation into an alleged nuclear reactor site in Syria were not available, as he called for complete cooperation from all sides. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) probe follows allegations that an installation, destroyed in a bombing raid by Israel in September last year, was a nuclear reactor. Information provided by the United States in April this year noted that the reactor was not yet operational and no nuclear material had been introduced into it. “The agency was severely hampered in its assessment by the unilateral use of force and by the late provision of information about the destroyed building,” Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told the IAEA Board of Governors.The 35-member Board heard that the destruction of the building and the subsequent removal of the debris made the agency”s work difficult and complex, and that its results have been inconclusive until now.“For its assessment of the site immediately after the bombing the agency was unable to obtain commercial satellite imagery,” Mr. ElBaradei told the Vienna meeting.“It is regrettable and indeed baffling that imagery for this critical period, which would have been most valuable in helping to clarify the nature of the building, which was destroyed, was not available,” he added.The agency had been able to examine samples found at the site, which revealed significant numbers of uranium particles produced as a result of chemical processing.“Syria stated that the only explanation for these particles is that they were contained in the missiles used to destroy the building,” reported Mr. ElBaradei.He said that the IAEA has asked Syria for permission to inspect the site to determine the origin of the uranium and the possible existence of any nuclear grade graphite that is normally associated with the type of alleged reactor. “The agency has also asked Israel to provide detailed information concerning Syria”s claims regarding the origin of the uranium particles,” Mr. ElBaradei told the Board.He concluded the meeting by saying that the features of the destroyed building are similar to those found in a nuclear reactor.“For the agency to complete its assessment, maximum transparency by Syria and the full sharing with the agency of all relevant information which other States may have are essential.” read more

See All in Vendor Strategy » Genesys isn’t the first to evolve its AppStore to include trials and procurement. Talkdesk also offers search, one-click trials, and easy subscription additions with its AppConnect service. Both represent the model going forward and a huge benefit to customers. This approach has expanded into the enterprise. Two noteworthy examples are Slack and Zoom, both companies went public this year, and both use freemium models. The customers of these companies typically engage directly with the product/service before engaging with traditional sales channels. When a prospect becomes a customer, they’re already familiar with the software or services’ operational benefits. Skype on Chrome != End of the Web Tsahi Levent-Levi May 23, 2019 Microsoft’s move to bring Skype to the Web is a good sign of progress, and here’s why. What’s in the Box?Many professionals today don’t realize that software was commonly packaged in what can be described as a cereal box. There just weren’t that many options before the pervasivness of the Internet. However, the difference between good and great software isn’t features, it’s the user interface and experience, and these differences are hard to evaluate from the side of a box. Genesys’ Single-Click TrialsDuring Genesys’ G Summit event in Amsterdam today, the company announced single-click trial capabilities for premium applications in its Genesys AppFoundry. Once a customer selects an application, it takes about a minute for the application to be installed and provisioned on their PureCloud implementation. The free trial apps are set up for a 30-day trial, after which the customer can subscribe or deprovision. A big improvement in finding software solutions have been in the form of platform-specific app stores. These “stores” typically provide a directory of integrated solutions that can be easily filtered with descriptions in a standardized format but fall short on actual procurement and implementation. The app stores have addressed the front end, but implementation is more like traditional software research and evaluation — phone calls, quotes, and project plans. This approach works well for mass-market software, but contact center solutions are heavily customized. Even pre-packaged contact center solutions need heavy customization. Significant progress in streamlining implementations has reduced what used to take months into weeks, but it’s still inherently a manual process to procure and implement a proof of concept. In the AppFoundry, these new ready-to-install applications are limited to Premium Client Applications. This is an AppFoundry designation introduced last year that allows Genesys or its resellers to invoice as a part of a customer’s monthly PureCloud subscription fee. This makes sense as simplified billing is part of the benefit. Genesys supports two invoicing models for Premium Applications: a fixed monthly fee and user license model. These applications are also single sign-on integrated with PureCloud. The common process of software procurement followed a tedious path of making sales calls, asking for quotes, discussing pros and cons, and then finally deciding on a system – a resource and time-intensive approach. Now, new models of software acquisition – like Genesys’ self-service, free trial model – are allowing enterprises to find, evaluate, and procure software more effectively. PureInsights, for example, gives PureCloud administrators significantly enhanced reporting. It’s a common PureCloud addition, and any customer that’s been curious to discover what their data reveals can now complete a 30-day evaluation in 30 days. CustomerView lets PureCloud customers experiment with emerging conversational behavioral analytics. Customers that are cautiously curious about gamification can now initiate a pilot with nGuvu faster than reading a brochure. The free trial program launches with 11 AppFoundry partners including Avtex, CustomerView, nGuvu, PureInsights, Softphone, Survey Dynamix, CoBrowse, SmartVideo, and Outleads. Consumer software made the transition first. Today, most consumer desktop and mobile apps are available with a try-before-you-buy offer. Sometimes it’s a limited-time trial, or the software has restricted features. Regardless, consumers generally have a pretty good idea of what they’re buying before the purchase. However, don’t expect all of PureCloud’s partners to embrace the new program. Although it’s doubled in a year, there are only 30 Premium Applications today out of a total of 280 in the Genesys AppFoundry. Both the partner and Genesys have to agree that the back-end integration development makes sense. Though, I expect to see a rapid expansion from today’s 11 vendors. Dave Michels is a Contributing Editor and Analyst at TalkingPointz.Tags:News & ViewsGenesysapplication platformprocurementFreemiumtrial periodVendor StrategyContact Center & Customer ExperienceDeployment ModelsVendor News Articles You Might Like network-3535305_1920.jpg The key here is reduced friction, or what Genesys describes as a shorter “time-to-value.” Software acquisition today is all about the experience, and vendors are caught between the heavy lifting of trials and customer resistance to resistance to scheduling sales presentations. The vendors that make it easier for prospects to complete self-navigated research have an advantage. Browser Wars: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em Tom Brannen June 13, 2019 How Microsoft made the un-Microsoft like decision to partner with one of its biggest competitors. The Bifurcation of Genesys Sheila McGee-Smith September 18, 2019 Company restructures into cloud and core business units, bringing in industry luminary Barry O’Sullivan to lead the latter. What’s in a Brand? Defining a Company Amy Barzdukas March 20, 2019 Five essentials to understand about Plantronics and Polycom’s new identity VC Firm Decibel to Give Cisco Innovation Sounding Board Zeus Kerravala March 26, 2019 This independent entity will focus on early state investments, giving Cisco view into the future of technology. Log in or register to post comments read more

The Council’s President, Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico, said in a press statement that even while members of the 15-nation body recalled their condemnation of the March coup d’état, they “nonetheless welcomed the political progress in the Central African Republic, the call for a national dialogue and the appointment of a Government of National Unity, including the nomination of a respected Prime Minister.”Ambassador Zinser noted that the Council had been briefed earlier today by Gen. Lamine Cissé, the Special Representative of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the CAR, and had thanked him for his efforts in support of the political dialogue, of the process of national reconciliation and of the reestablishment of the rule of law in the country. The members also reiterated their full support for General Cissé as the head of the UN Peace-Building Office in the Central African Republic (BONUCA). “They expressed the view that the resources currently available to BONUCA can provide support to the political process, including assistance that will be required to prepare for the future general elections,” Ambassador Zinser said, adding that the Council had nevertheless invited the donor community to help with the country’s reconstruction. “They further reiterated their support to the efforts of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) and of the African Union,” he said. read more

Bayern Munichs Head Of Analytics Tells Us How Pep Guardiola Has Embraced

On NBA fan engagementI was yesterday at the Boston Celtics game, and there was a lot going on besides the pitch. There were a lot of gadgets and bling bling. And it was good. I liked it. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.At Boston’s annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the main focus is on U.S. sports. But people come from all over the sporting world, and the globe, to exchange ideas and learn about what’s happening in the major U.S. sports. This was important enough for FC Bayern Munich, one of the best practitioners of the most popular sport on the planet in the middle of its season, to have its head of match analysis, Michael Niemeyer, come to Sloan — and catch a Celtics game in between sessions.He came by our booth at Sloan to talk to us about how Bayern and its recent coaches, especially current boss Pep Guardiola, are embracing analytics even as some U.S. coaches are free to ignore it as a sideshow. Listen to or download the interview via the player above. And read highlights from the conversation below. On the difference between Bayern and U.S. teamsOur job is seen differently in the U.S. You have data people who are not sitting out in the coaching office. … I think that you have to be in the coaching office. If you sit somewhere else, you never get it on the pitch. It won’t work. The only way it works is you have to sit right next to the coach. On in-game analytics-driven coachingNiemeyer: For me, the one thing that really has to come is the exchange from the analytics under the roof, the exchange between us with the bench. It’s not allowed in soccer.Carl Bialik: During the game.Niemeyer: During a game.Bialik: To say, hey, we picked up on this tendency.Niemeyer: Yeah. We can do it in halftime, and we do, but you’re not allowed to exchange during the game.Bialik: And if you could, that makes your department a lot more valuable.Niemeyer: Yeah, of course, of course. On Pep GuardiolaAs he came to Bayern, the first thing he said was: “The match analysis department is the most important department for me.” The second thing was: “I see a big part of my work in the auditorium.” The auditorium is the place where he has video sessions. If you want to bring your ideas to the pitch, you have to use these technologies and you have to use match analysis. On technology[Players] have laptops or iPads where they can see — we have an online platform similar to Facebook where they can discuss. And it’s an exchange platform. read more

first_imgNoël en pixelsSi vous voyez le père Noël en plombier moustachu et le traîneau sous forme de kart, ne cherchez plus : vous êtes atteint de jeuvidéogite aigüe. Le seul traitement : une console sous le sapin !Parce que cette fois-ci vous avez décidé de franchir le pas et de fouler les terres de nouveaux mondes étranges sur votre écran, vous souhaitez vous acheter une console pour les fêtes de fin d’année.  Pour bien choisir et y voir plus clair, Maxisciences vous propose une selection de Noël qui, nous le souhaitons, facilitera votre choix.Le 19 décembre 2011 à 12:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

45000 Barrels of Bourbon Destroyed in Jim Beam Warehouse Fire

first_imgAs Americans this week donned red, white, and blue to celebrate the nation’s birthday, there were different kinds of fireworks in northern Kentucky.A massive inferno on Wednesday destroyed a Jim Beam warehouse in Versailles—taking with it some 45,000 barrels of bourbon stored inside.Two repositories caught fire late Tuesday night, according to Drew Chandler of Woodford County Emergency Management, who suggested the blaze may have been caused by lightning.But while crews were able to stamp out one, the other burned for hours, local CBS affiliate WLKY-TV reported.Aside from plenty of broken hearts, no one was hurt in the fire.“We have a comprehensive warehouse safety program that includes regular inspections and rigorous protocols to promote safety and the security of our aging inventory,” Dan Cohen, a spokesman for Jim Beam parent company Beam Suntory, said in a statement.“We operate 126 barrel warehouses in Kentucky that hold approximately 3.3 million barrels for our brands, and the warehouse that was destroyed contained 45,000 barrels of relatively young whiskey from the Jim Beam mash bill,” he explained. “Given the age of the lost whiskey, this fire will not impact the availability of Jim Beam for consumers.”Instead, aquatic life in Glenns Creek and the nearby Kentucky River will bear most of the burden: The state believes water used to extinguish the fire has run off into the stream.The Commonwealth of Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet this week issued a warning about the effect the bourbon spill is having on wildlife—including dead and distressed fish.And while trawling along the river is not prohibited, officials are urging locals not to capture or eat gill-bearing animals that appear unhealthy or dying.There is currently no concern over drinking water (which may or may not give you a slight buzz).WLKY shared photos on Twitter of the sea of flames—reportedly still burning on Thursday. Jim Beam warehouses filled with 45K barrels of bourbon catch fire in Kentucky— WLKY (@WLKY) July 3, 2019 Still scorching: Nearly 12 hours later, firefighters are still trying to put out the fire at the @JimBeam warehouse in central Kentucky.— WLKY (@WLKY) July 3, 2019“It’s about the best-smelling fire I’ve ever been at,” Chandler told The New York Times. “It is not as pungent like in a house fire because it is mostly old natural wood and a distilled spirit, so it has a bit of a sweetness to it.”Raging heat from the fire combined with sweltering temperatures made it so scorchingly hot that a fire truck’s tail lights began to melt.More on Beam’s AI-Powered Assistant Pours You Shot After ShotFirefighters Find Eerie Tree Burning From Inside After Lightning StrikeThank DJI Drones For Helping Notre Dame Firefighterslast_img read more

Leicester City play down Liverpool and Tottenham interest in prosperous defender

first_imgLeicester City reportedly work to scare off the interest of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in their promising defender by tying the newly promoted England international down with a new improved contractOne of the greatest revelations of last season’s Premier League campaign, Ben Chilwell, has drawn the attention of EPL heavyweights after some glittering performance with the Foxes.The versatile defender has already accumulated 44 league appearances under Claude Puel, as he started all eight Leicester City’s matches in the English top flight this season.According to the British publication, Team Talk, the 2016 Premier League champions have bound the 21-year-old player with a new deal that will last until 2024.Chilwell himself was delighted to prolong his stay at the King Power Stadium.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Leicester’s always felt like the right place for me,” he said.“I’ve had fantastic support at every level since I arrived nine years ago and I’ve always felt opportunities would come if I continued to work hard. That’s a great feeling to have as a young player.“The club has really big, long-term plans and it’s really exciting to know that I’m going to be part of that. We’ve got a great squad with quite a youthful core so there’s a real opportunity for us to push on and achieve something together in the coming years.”A product of Leicester City youth academy, Chilwell has established himself as a first-choice left back and an integral part of the starting line-up ever since he returned from a brief loan spell with Huddersfield Town.last_img read more

Latest on the Gas Tax Repeal

first_img Posted: December 29, 2017 December 29, 2017 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Carl DeMaio, Gas prices, Gas Tax FacebookTwitter Updated: 4:08 PM Mike McKinnon III center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsWith virtually no notice to the public, Democratic politicians in the California State Legislature crammed through a massive hike to the Car and Gas Tax. Fortunately, former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio and a statewide coalition of taxpayer advocates have unveiled a strategy for getting citizens involved in overturning these tax hikes! Many taxpayers are very unhappy about the new tax. Signature sheets must be mailed back by January 10th, 2017 for validation. Find out how you can sign the petition here: Latest on the Gas Tax Repeal Mike McKinnon III, last_img read more

Tutor arrested for beating up minor

first_imgKolkata: A private tutor from Dum Dum has been arrested for allegedly beating up a class V student from a English medium school in the same area.The accused has been identified as Subhra Poddar. According to police, Poddar had allegedly tortured a student who used to visit her place to take private tuition. The family members of the victim told the police apart from beating him up, the accused also used to threaten the student with dire consequences if he discloses the incident to his family. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe family members of the victim boy also alleged that police were not taking any action despite a complaint lodged with the local police station three days ago. The family members of the student accompanied by some locals staged a sit-in demonstration outside the Dum Dum police station on Sunday morning. Following the agitation, police swung into action and arrested the accused teacher from her residence in Bediapara area.The family members of the student said the victim went to her place to take private tuition on April 26. It was alleged that the boy forgot to take a notebook where he was supposed to do some homework. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe accused teacher asked the student to produce his notebook. As he failed to do so, the teacher became infuriated and beat him up with a stick. The victim suffered injuries on various parts of his body. The accused also threatened the victim to not tell his family members about the incident. The victim returned home at around 9.30 pm on the same day and was in a traumatized state. The victim broke into tears when his parents wanted to know about the incident. After he complained about the pain in his body, the victim was taken to a local doctor.last_img read more

VIDEO Edmonton crowd takes over The Star Spangled Banner after mic cuts

first_img Advertisement The mic went out in Rogers Place, in Edmonton, before country music singer Bret Kissel could hammer out The Star Spangled Banner ahead of Game 3 of the Oilers second round playoff matchup against the Anaheim Ducks.Instead of waiting for the technical issues to resolve, the Edmonton crowd launched into an incredible rendition of the U.S. anthem that will quite possibly make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.Thank you, Edmonton crowd, for reminding us we don’t always have to be awful to each other.An incredible momentWhen the mic doesn’t work, the crowd takes over & belts out The Star-Spangled Banner……In Edmonton???? #StanleyCup— NHL (@NHL) April 30, 2017last_img read more

Isla Mujeres seaside construction project shut down

first_imgJosé Nivardo Fernández Martínez, general director of Desarrollo Urbano y Medio Ambiente says that they proceeded to close the project in front of Colegio de Bachilleres after the company was found to be without the necessary permits. He explained that on May 24, they paid an inspection visit to the site to ensure proper clearing of the land as well as permits to do so, however, they lacked the necessary permits and were not clearning the land according to law. “On May 24, we found that ecological permits were not available and warned them that they could not use heavy machinery in that area. They ignored it, so we took action on the matter and proceeded, according to the law, to close the construction site to maintain the harmony of the environment that is in that area,” said the director.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) Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Due to the lack of corresponding ecological permits, a seaside construction project has been shut down by island Urban Development. last_img read more