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Besitkas want Adel Taarabt, according to Turkish media reports. The Istanbul-based club are said to have identified Taarabt as a possible replacement for Manuel Fernandes who recently left them to join Lokomotiv Moscow.Taarabt ended last season on loan at AC Milan from QPR and is desperate to move to the San Siro this summer. Related West London Sport story: Rangers want £6m to sell TaarabtTaarabt’s future is uncertain following his return to Rangers.Reports in the Netherlands suggest Napoli are interested in QPR transfer target Jonathan de Guzman.Napoli’s former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez is said to have identified Dutch international De Guzman as a possible signing if he misses out on other targets.Rangers are confident of completing a deal to sign the Villarreal midfielder, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Swansea. Related West London Sport story: QPR ready to agree £7m De Guzman dealQPR have indicated they will pay £7m for De GuzmanMeanwhile, Hamburg chairman Dietmar Beiersdorfer has insisted he wants Rafael van der Vaart to stay at the German club after Harry Redknapp declared an interest in signing the player.Van der Vaart, 31, played under R’s boss Redknapp at Tottenham and would like to return to the Premier League.But Beiersdorfer told Bild: “He’s irreplaceable. It would be very hard for us to do without him.” Related West London Sport story: Redknapp confirms interest in Van der VaartVan der Vaart is one of several possible signings of interest to Redknapp. For more transfer speculation see Wednesday morning’s Paper Talk See also:QPR linked with Boussoufa and former Arsenal midfielder SongFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
After a busy offseason the Sharks are set to return to the ice this weekend with the start of training camp in San Jose.Camp opens Friday at Solar4America Ice as the Sharks prepare for their first campaign without captain Joe Pavelski in 14 years. Also gone are Gustav Nyquist and Joonas Donskoi, but potential free agents Erik Karlsson, Joe Thornton and Timo Meier are back in the fold.The Sharks on Tuesday released their camp roster and schedule.Most camp sessions at Solar4America Ice are …
Caring4Girls is a programme under the Imbumba Foundation. Richard Mabaso is the founder of Imbumba. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)There was great excitement when the 27 climbers of the Trek4Mandela campaign got together yesterday to start their journey to climb Africa’s highest mountain.Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie were among those at the send-off event in Johannesburg earlier today.Mbalula said that he planned to join the climbers in summiting Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5 895m above sea level, in 2016. He also pledged R100 000 to the campaign this year.Trek4Mandela, an initiative for Nelson Mandela International Day, is in its fourth year. It benefits Caring4Girls, a programme to provide sanitary towels and menstrual hygiene information to underprivileged girls in rural communities. Since it was established in 2012, Trek4Mandela has attracted massive interest from the government, the private sector and NGOs locally and internationally.It has generated support for over 50 000 beneficiaries, mainly in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.Many of the climbers – as well as those sending them off – made known their enthusiasm on social media:Take action. Inspire change, make everyday a #MandelaDay. Kicking off the @Trek4Mandela climb with @flysaa pic.twitter.com/5bB4aRDahZ— Liesl Laurie (@LieslLaurie) July 13, 2015Equality for our children must be a reality. #MyHeroes #Trek4Mandela https://t.co/2rrjnmZJWe— Greg Maloka (@GregMaloka) July 13, 2015#Trek4Mandela climbers leaving their footprints as they ready for their symbolic Long Walk to Freedom #Caring4Girls pic.twitter.com/2AM4pSL2tx— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) July 13, 2015The #Trek4Mandela team as they ready to leave South Africa for their summit of Mt Kilimanjaro #GirlChild #Dignity pic.twitter.com/YlxUXC6qol— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) July 13, 2015Good luck to the #Trek4Mandela team. That is a real #MotivationMonday ahead of #MandelaDay. Long live the legacy of #NelsonMandela— Real Steven Taylor (@StevenTaylorSA) July 13, 2015These are @GerriLiive ‘s blinged out hiking shoes for #Trek4Mandela . What do you think? #180OnFridays pic.twitter.com/WdxJSeRoep— 180 with Bob (@180withBOB) July 10, 2015Why the climb?The climb is led by Sibusiso Vilane, the first black African to summit Mount Everest, and the founder of the Imbumba Foundation, Richard Mabaso. It celebrates Madiba’s legacy through supporting the education of South African girls who cannot afford sanitary towels.Yase Godlo, the manager of Mandela Day and Outreach at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said to the South African Broadcasting Corporation that the objective of the climb was to help 270 000 girls across the country, or “30 000 girls per province”.It has been reported that girls miss up to 50 days of school a year each because they cannot afford sanitary towels.The climbers expect to summit Kilimanjaro by 18 July, Madiba’s birthday and Nelson Mandela International Day. There are 27 climbers in the group, one for each year that Mandela was in prison. They include hip-hop artist Proverb and television news presenter Leanne Manas. Each climber aims to raise at least R1.5-million for Caring4Girls.They will return to South Africa on 20 July. For more information on how you can contribute, visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation site. You can also sms the word “girlchild” to 42513 to pledge R30.
Tags:#Analysis#enterprise klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Forrester released today a report called Caution: IT Investment May Be Hurting US Job Growth. The report’s authors – Andrew Bartels, Christopher Mines and Sarah Musto – note that despite record corporate profits, unemployment remains unchanged. Forrester notes that poor job growth both causes and is caused by poor economic growth. It’s a vicious cycle.The report suggests that corporations are investing in IT instead of hiring workers. The analysts looked at research from 62 industries to find out what’s going on. The report says that the industries with the highest IT investment are also the ones with the biggest decline in jobs. The analysts conclude that there is a causal connection between IT investment growth and the lack of employment growth.Forrester is not the first to suggest this. Gartner VP and fellow Tom Austin’s blog post on the same subject lead us to ask last year “What Can IT Do To Stimulate the Job Market?” And AMI Partners claimed last year that cloud computing would result in 200,000 – 250,000 job losses over the next decade.Here’s some of what Forrester found:In 2/3 of industries raised IT investment while cutting jobs.In 1/5 of industries cut deep into employment while investing heavily in IT.In 1/4 of industries, IT investment was up and job losses were small.In 1/3 of industries both IT investment and employment were down.In five industries, IT investment was reduced and employment was increased.In 1/10 of industries, federal stimulus increased both IT investment and employment.“Looking across these 62 private sector industries, we found a modest but statistically significant inverse or negative correlation between IT investment and employment,” the report says. The effect was most pronounced in manufacturing.The industries that cut IT spending and boosted employment were: social assistance, computer systems design and related services, transit systems, performing arts and spectator sports and waste management.Industries that were able to raise both IT spending and employment were: ambulatory healthcare, education, nursing and residential care, hospitals, oil and gas extraction, mining support activities, petroleum, pipeline and utilities.What can be done? Forrester’s report is aimed at vendors who need to avoid the stigma of being bad for jobs. Forrester also warns that the perception that IT could be bad for jobs could cause political problems as well. “While the Republican takeover of the US House of representatives does reduce the risk of congressional hearings, resolution, and legislation on technology as a killer of jobs, republicans will be none too happy if the tax incentives for new business investment that they support end up in companies buying more technology instead of hiring more workers.” Therefore, Forrester’s advice for vendors is to tone down rhetoric about cost savings and emphasize technology’s ability to grow top-line revenues.But changing rhetoric won’t necessarily solve the actual problem. Forrester suggests that technology will lead to new jobs. That’s very likely – but will it lead to enough jobs to make up for the ones we lose? As Austin wrote, it’s 50 years since the IT revolution began. “Where all the new jobs for the ones displaced?”Photo by Daniel Lobo. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts
A lot has been said about the Internet of Things (IoT) — a broad development in various technologies across industries that is fundamentally changing the innovation cycle everywhere — but how much is real?“One of the things that we should grasp about the IoT is that we are currently in that stage when technology gets incredibly hyped,” says Jason Collins, Vice President of IoT Marketing at Nokia.Continuing further, he describes the hype by comparing the early days of the internet when static pages and hyperlinks did not ignite the full potential of the internet and the crazy boom and predictable bust over web-based businesses came and went. Still, the world was left with the valuable piece of network and services infrastructure we now call the Internet.“So the internet turned out to be kind of a big deal,” says Collins half-jokingly, before getting serious about how we can size the Internet of Things. Keeping that outcome in mind, what is the potential size of the Internet of Things and how do we value it?Valuing the Internet is tough. Today we are going online with our computers and smartphones and connecting billions of nodes; however, the value will extend well beyond that. “Members of our Bell Labs team analyzed this and determined that it will be 36x the value of today’s Internet,“ he says. “That potential value of the IoT is dependent upon the number of devices connected and users’ perceived and experienced value of IoT devices and applications.”If you think about that potential, we quickly recognize that we’re in the very early stages of how this connected technology can change the very fundamentals of digital transformation and business growth in the next decades.How can enterprises leverage this growth opportunity?Prior to the dawn of this new machine-type (M2M) connectivity, there were two main drivers of business — developing products and services and the sales of those products and services.But this approach is now getting a major upgrade thanks to IoT technology. Key to this pivotal transformation is the data being produced in torrents by the connected devices that are expanding rapidly across businesses.“But while this new connected world seems to be allowing enterprises and their customers alike to benefit from a huge pool of data, it’s not as simple as that,” says Marc Jadoul, Market Development Director in IoT at Nokia.Perhaps it’s best to think of this in terms of “analog to digital.” Machines and networks that learn about their effective behavior through gathering data, and analyzing how to use them. He explained further that we should think of the IoT beyond an environment of communicating things and instead as a “connective tissue” or a “global nervous system” that provides context, and – why not? – meaning. This is the first step towards getting value out of the IoT.Building upon that, the IoT then provides a “platform to solve problems” like the Internet once did via search and discovery. “Platforms like Google not only gave us access to the information but provided context,” says Jadoul. “In that same sense, Uber has provided a disruptive model for public transport and Airbnb a new platform for guest housing. They use connectivity and data to transform business models today and, eventually, you will see the IoT becoming an innovation platform in many other areas, like connected cars, digital healthcare, or smart homes.” The possibilities are endless because big data and new services will be driving the growth. Wireless sensor networks are evolving into analytics-enabled applications, making IoT into a “bigger and richer experience than the current M2M,” says Jadoul.However, digital transformation must go beyond the platform, the data, and the (still too often) siloed applications. It requires a shift in the culture and mindset of organizations in order to generate significant benefit from this technology. Who’s leading the growth within an enterprise?New innovation found in M2M often came from internally focused and driven cost savings and process optimization efforts, a.k.a. command and control. This is what we often call the Industrial IoT, or Industry 4.0.While the early days of the IIoT were focused on these drivers, a new emerging Enterprise IoT approach will enable greater growth through product and service innovation, and yet-unseen business models. With that in mind, it isn’t surprising that the early enthusiasts of this new technology are not only on the traditional IT side of the corporate “houses,” but also in their product management ranks, the people who face the customers and are looking for portfolio innovation, an enhanced customer experience, and of course new revenue opportunities. “The sooner that companies start seeing IoT as a catalyst for growth rather than a way for the IT guys to trim costs, the faster IoT will get off the ground in enterprises,” says Jadoul.Where is IoT headed?As connected technology matures and a shift in mindset occurs, IoT will create new value for its stakeholders.“Companies have to start looking at solving business problems and extend their thinking beyond vertical, point applications,” says Lee L’Esperance, Business Modeling Principal at Nokia.”If they remain strictly verticalized, its siloed and the value is limited.” But seeing the benefit across traditional business groups, products and services will unlock true value, he adds.IoT can be very impactful to business but it needs to be architected for creating a connective tissue rather establishing than point-to-point links. Motivating the ability to architect an IoT solution within a business context is about getting the business models right – and finding the sweet spots for creating value, growth, and RoI. We will explore developing business models in the next article and how you can create new value opportunities for your stakeholders.This article was produced in partnership wth Nokia. Follow the Puck How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#enterprise IoT#featured#IIoT#Industrial IoT#Internet of Things#IoT#top ReadWrite Sponsors Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts
Ajinkya RahaneDelighted to be on the Lord’s roll-of-honour after a gritty hundred on the opening day of the second Test, Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was a little nervous before his first Test at this celebrated ground.The batsman, though, said he calmed down on the morning of the match and that helped him register his second Test ton in his seventh match — both the tons coming in overseas conditions.”Every hundred is special, be it at Wellington or at Lord’s,” said Rahane, referring to his maiden Test ton that he scored against New Zealand earlier this year.”But yes this is special because I have done this at Lord’s. I was a little nervous last night because this is my first match at this ground. But I calmed down in the morning realising that all I need to do was bat patiently until I face 25-30 deliveries and then see how it will go,” he said.Put in to bat on a green-top wicket by England skipper Alastair Cook, India collapsed to 140 for six by tea, only to be rescued by Rahane’s 103. He was able supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who scored a valuable 36, besides putting on 90 runs for the eighth wicket. India ended the day on 290 for nine.”I was telling myself to play as close to the body as possible. After 25-35 runs, I started taking my chances. It was challenging and a completely different wicket. I had a good partnership with Bhuvneshwar. When he first came in to bat, I asked him if he was okay with me taking singles early in the over. And he said he was confident, so I trusted him,” said Rahane.advertisement”I also want to thank the top-order — (Murali) Vijay, (Cheteshwar) Pujara and (Virat) Kohli — they played through a crucial phase in tough conditions against the new ball, and watching them bat, I gained confidence,” he added.Asked if he has now gained expertise in batting with the tail-enders, the century-maker replied, “I have been watching videos of Michael Hussey who used to bat a lot with tail-enders. I have also learnt from Virat, who in Australia batted with the tail. Dhoni bhai too has batted a lot with the tail. So I am learning from them.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford manager Sanchez Flores explains Welbeck setbackby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says Danny Welbeck injured his ankle and not his hamstring.The forward went down clutching his hamstring with barely a minute on the clock and was eventually substituted in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Sanchez Flores said: “I was talking about him in the last press conference about how he’s fighting with this injury.”We know he’s happy to be with us, with the team. During the week he was good.”He didn’t complain about anything and our feeling with him was really good, but the ankle is uncomfortable.”
INDIANAPOLIS – APRIL 03: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils gestures as he coaches in the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke defeated Georgia Tech 72-66 at home last night. The victory gave Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski his 423rd career ACC victory, surpassing Dean Smith for the most all-time. After the game, Krzyzewski addressed the crowd as part of a ceremony honoring his 1,000th-career win, which came against St. John’s on Jan. 25. As part of the tribute, the Duke players all wore “Coach 1K” shirts, with the number 1 embedded as part of the letter K. Krzyzewski touched on both milestones during his time on the mic, and thanked the Cameron crowd for its support. There might not be any more coach in American more synonymous with his program than Krzyzewski is with Duke basketball. Pretty cool moment.
Marleen Morris, Co-director of the Community Development Institute a UNBC, will highlight the business opportunities that are emerging with increasing immigration to Fort St. John. Learn about ways to benefit from welcoming and serving this rapidly growing segment of the population. May 3, 2019 · 12:00pm May 8, 2019 · 12:00pm Brown Bag Lunch Session: Immigration = Business Opportunities Featuring; Cheryl Montgomery, Executive Director of the Fort St. Jon & District Chamber of CommerceNever before has communication changed so much in such a short period of time. From a generation that grew up with the telephone, to one that communicated through email, to one that posts on Instagram. Modes of communication and the stereotyping which can lead to workplace conflict. This session will explore the generational differences in communications and offer practical advice on how to bridge the gap. Brown Bag Lunch Session: Intergenerational Communication May 2, 2019 · 12:00pmMarleen Morris, Co-director of the Community Development Institute a UNBC, will explore business opportunities associated with the growing seniors’ population in Fort St. John. Drawing on findings from the Fort St. John Community Profile and the Age-Friendly Assessment and Action Plan, this presentation will outline specific ways that Fort St. John businesses can benefit from being age-friendly. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Forge, made up of a partnership between the Community Development Institute of UNBC and the City of Fort St. John is hosting free Brown Bag Lunch Sessions as an opportunity to get information that can help in your work, business or volunteer activities.All sessions are free and require an RSVP to attend. The Forge is located at; 9904 94th Street, Fort St. John. Contact; firstname.lastname@example.org or call; (250) 261-9917Brown Bag Lunch Session: An Aging Population = Business Opportunities