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first_imgWindies almost bottom of Test table DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Lowly ranked West Indies have experienced an 11-point slide and are in danger of replacing Bangladesh at the bottom of the table in the ICC Test team rankings. Bangladesh are breathing down the necks of the West Indies Test side, trailing them by just eight points, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings, which included the annual update, released yesterday. West Indies have retained eighth position, but have dropped from 79 points to 65. The gap between the Caribbean side and ninth-ranked Bangladesh has been slashed from 29 points to just eight points. The ICC says with the annual update the results from 2012-13 are no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series are weighted at 50 per cent. Meanwhile, Australia have opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the rankings, while India now lead third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Wade ‘honoured’ to be Prince’s favourite player MIAMI (AP): Dwyane Wade says he’s feeling “all kinds of emotions” after hearing that he was Prince’s favourite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince’s comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted with model Damaris Lewis. Wade tweeted that he knows he has fans and supporters around the world, but “hearing Prince say those words was an ultimate compliment”. Prince died last month at his Minnesota home at the age of 57. Bahamas FA backs Haven against FIFA ban NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) has thrown its support behind Lionel Haven, a former executive member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), who has been slapped with a five-year ban by FIFA, football’s governing body. “Lionel has worked with the BFA for a number of years,” Sealey said. “He was a dedicated and committed general secretary, who helped us achieve much of what we are being credited for today.” Haven, also a former Bahamas Football Association’s (BFA) secretary general who has denied any wrong doing, was slapped with a fine of US$3000 in addition to the five-year ban. FIFA’s ethics committee says Haven has failed to disclose information on cash payments at a CFU event in 2011. “We are confident and satisfied that his involvement in this, is as he stated,” said Sealey. “I spoke to him immediately after having reported it and I’m satisfied that he had no involvement in this and we stand behind him.” The ban stems from the so-called cash for votes controversy, in which Caribbean football executives were handed US$40,000 stuffed in envelopes at an upscale hotel in Trinidad ahead of the 2011 FIFA presidential election.last_img read more

Early harvest means more fall tillage work

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As farmers clean off their combines and wagons after an early 2015 harvest, the work is far from done. Growers are using this newfound time in the fall to work some ground. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker talks about why farmers are doing more tillage this year and what else is going on around the farm to prepare for 2016 in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

JackBe Bringing Internal App Stores to Enterprises

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news#Products#Real-Time Web IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finleycenter_img Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now JackBe is releasing technology to allow enterprises to to create their own internal “app stores” on June 30. Complementing JackBe’s existing line of mashup and app making tools, the JackBe App Store will enable users to share the AJAX apps they’ve created with other uses within the enterprise. The apps are portable and can run as standalone apps, on dashboards, in Sharepoint, on mobile devices, and pipe data into Excel.JackBe’s tools, such as Presto Wires and Mashboard, enable the creation of mashups and simple custom apps by end-users without the need for the IT department to get involved, thus speeding up development and deployment. The tools are designed with security and compliance in mind and run inside the firewall, so enterprise-ready applications can be created on the fly.The company says a major publishing house uses JackBe products to map items from their inventory to current trending search terms from Yahoo! and other sources of real-time data. The publishing house’s marketing team uses this information to create timely web marketing campaigns by on current events.The JackBe App Store aims to improve the sharing of these sorts of custom apps within the enterprise by allowing app creators to share their creations across silos or within departments. End-users can then easily modify the apps – by adding or removing data or changing the way it’s visualized.In 2008 Forrester estimated the market for enterprise mashups would reach $700 million by 2013. Other companies competing for a chunk of this market include Dapper, Kapow, Kivati and Mindtouch.last_img read more

You Can Do It. The Question is Will You?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The difference between “can” and “will” is measured in the difference between the result one produces and the result one is capable of producing.Even without knowing what one wants, it is almost certain that any individual can do what they need to do to have it. When said individual does not have what they want, there is almost a guaranteed lack of will, i.e., they are unwilling to pay the price to obtain it. The lack of “will do” is present even when a person denies lacking the will. In fact, you are every minute surrounded by overwhelming evidence of this truth.If you want something you don’t have, it’s because you have seen it. You have evidence that it is possible. You might even have noticed that the person who has what you want is not all that different from you, and they might even lack some of the skills, abilities, and other intangibles you already possess. There may also be a few who have what you want who didn’t have the knowledge or skills and had to pay the price to gain them before they achieved that thing you want. Either way, if they could do all those things necessary to produce some result, you can do the same. But the “can” isn’t what allows some to succeed where others fail. It’s the “will do.”People who succeed at achieving any goal exercise their will, their “me management.” They will themselves to do what others will not, and that willingness is visible in the results they produce. Those who achieve any worthwhile goal pay the price to have what they want, and they pay it in full, without fail, and without complaint.The willingness to pay the price in time, energy, and resources is what allows two people to produce wildly different results. The willingness to invest in the result you want instead of spending these resources on comfort and entertainment is how you achieve your goals. Your results exactly match your real goals.The question is not, “Can you?” The question is, “Will you?”last_img read more

SPORTSCOVER SPONSORSHIP FUND GRANTS AVAILABLE

first_imgSports Cover Australia in Association with SBS is poised to allocate the second round of 2006 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) grants to amateur sporting clubs nation wide. Applications for the ten remaining $1000 grant close on Friday 24 November 2006. Between August and December 2006, The SSF will have awarded 20 x $1,000 grants to amateur sporting clubs and associations throughout Australia. Southern Districts Touch Football Association in Western Australia were successful in their Grant application in Round 1 of allocations in September.Southern Districts received the grant to assist with the purchase of a new line marker and a coaching development program for their association to increase junior participation levels.If your affiliate/assoication applied in Round 1 there is no need to reapply for Round 2 as your application will be automatically re-entered for round 2.Winners will be announced during the week of 4 December 2006.For an application form and further information visit the Sports Cover websitelast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leave

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leaveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he wants to keep the job.Victory at Newcastle United meant Solskjaer continued his 100 per cent start as interim manager and he challenged his players to continue that form with tougher tests ahead.He also became the first United manager to win opening four games since Sir Matt Busby 73 years ago.”I don’t want to (leave) – of course I won’t,” Solskjaer said. “It’s such a great bunch of players, fantastic atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game.”I’m doing my job as long as I’m here. If you win four you can win another four with this club.”That’s the challenge, that’s the standard we know. That used to be the challenge from the gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson).” last_img read more

A look at what happened at the G20 summit in Argentina

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Leaders of the world’s largest economic powers have agreed to overhaul the global body that regulates trade disputes, but they faced resistance from President Donald Trump over the Paris accord on climate change.Here are some of the main developments at the Group of 20 summit, which wrapped up Saturday:___WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATIONAll G-20 leaders called for reforming the World Trade Organization and the issue will be discussed during the group’s next summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. The gathering’s final statement, however, did not mention protectionism after negotiators said the U.S. objected to the wording. Trump has criticized the WTO and taken aggressive trade policies targeting China and the European Union.___U.S.-CHINA TRADE WARFinancial markets will be cheered by the announcement that Trump and Chines President Xi Jinping agreed at a dinner after the summit to have a 90-day truce in their trade battle.Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs Jan. 1 on $200 billion in Chinese goods. Xi agreed to buy a “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial amount of agricultural, energy, industrial” and other products from the United States to reduce America’s huge trade deficit with China, the White House said.The cease-fire will buy time for the two countries to work out their differences in a dispute over Beijing’s aggressive drive to supplant U.S. technological dominance.___PRINCE UNDER PRESSUREThere were some awkward moments for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as some leaders called him out over the gruesome October killing of dissident Saudi newspaper columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul.French President Emmanuel Macron was captured on video seemingly lecturing bin Salman, at one point being heard saying “I am worried,” ”you never listen to me,” and “I am a man of my word.” Macron said the crown prince only “took note” of his concerns.British Prime Minister Theresa May also said she pressed bin Salman.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the only G-20 leader to raise the issue during the official session. Erdogan called bin Salman’s response — that the crime had not been proven — “unbelievable” and complained that Saudi authorities have been unco-operative.But it wasn’t all bad for bin Salman. He was not shunned, and on the gathering’s first day, he and Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged in a hearty grip-and-grin as the two seemingly reveled in their shared status as relative outcasts.U.S. intelligence agencies concluded the Saudi prince was behind the killing. Saudi Arabia denies he played a role.___UKRAINE CONFLICTWestern leaders confronted Putin over Russia’s recent seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels and crews, but the diplomatic pressure didn’t seem to bring either side closer to solving the conflict. Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of being responsible for the standoff.Trump cited Russia’s actions as the reason that he cancelled a planned meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the summit. EU Council President Donald Tusk sharply criticized “Russia’s aggression” against Ukraine.Putin tried to convince Trump and the leaders of France and Germany that Russia’s actions were justified — even pulling out a piece of paper and drawing a map of the disputed area to make his point.___CLIMATE CHANGEThe final communique signed by all 20 member nations said 19 of them reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate accord. The only holdout was the U.S., which has withdrawn from the pact under Trump.Still, environmental groups praised the statement as welcome news.“That G20 leaders signed up to the Paris Agreement reaffirmed their commitment to its full implementation in the resulting communique is important,” the World Wildlife Fund said. “It is also a reflection of the Argentinian government rightly making climate an important topic on the agenda.”Greenpeace said that “the necessity of the U.S. being part of the effort to fight climate change cannot be denied, but this is a demonstration that the U.S. is still the odd one out.”___NAFTAAfter two years of negotiations, Trump signed a revised North American trade pact with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on the sidelines of the summit. The deal is meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump long denigrated as a “disaster.”The new pact won’t take effect unless approved by the legislatures of all three nations, and there are questions about the pact’s prospects in the U.S. Congress, especially now that Democrats will control the House. Democrats and their allies in the labour movement are already demanding changes.But Trump said on the way back to Washington that he plans to formally terminate NAFTA, so Congress will have to choose between accepting the new pact or going without a trade accord.___LOW EXPECTATIONS_LOW OUTPUTEven the host country had lowered expectations ahead of the summit, saying before the gathering started that it might not be possible to reach a consensus for a final statement.After sleepless days of round-the-clock talks by diplomats, a communique was produced, but analysts said leaders merely signed a watered down statement that skirted trade and other contentious issues.“The G20 veered all over the road” at the summit and the leaders failed to fix trade, which is widely seen as a priority for boosting growth in jobs and economies, said Thomas Bernes, a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation who has held leading roles with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Canada’s government.“Leaders buried their differences in obscure language and dropped language to fight protectionism, which had been included in every G-20 communique since the leaders’ first summit. This is clearly a retrograde step forced by United States intransigence,” Bernes said.___Associated Press writers Peter Orsi and Angela Charlton contributed to this report.Luis Andres Henao, The Associated Presslast_img read more

USW begins rotating strikes at Conifer mills

first_imgLocal 1-2017 president Brian O’Rourke said that CONIFER continues to demand concessions from the union on a new collective agreement, including longer probationary periods, lower starting wages, and extra costs for health and welfare benefits.The union said that as part of the rotating strike action, all other CONIFER operations are under an overtime ban, which will continue as the bargaining committee evaluates the next operation, or operations, for strike action.As of right now, it is not clear if and/or when picket lines will go up at the Canfor mill in Fort St. John. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The union representing workers at 13 sawmills in Northern B.C., including the Canfor mill in Fort St. John says it has begun rotating strikes at those mills after giving 72-hour strike notice at the beginning of the month.According to an update posted on the United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 website, the union’s began rotating strikes last Wednesday, when picket lines went up at the Tolko’s Lakeview mill in Williams Lake.On October 4th, the union issued 72-hour strike notice after talks between it and the Council of Northern Interior Forest Industry Relations or CONIFER, broke down in late September.last_img read more

City of Dawson Creek optsin on the Provincial Review of the Kiskatinaw

first_imgAccording to the City, the findings from the review has Council concerned about the elevated levels of bacteriological contaminants such as fecal coliforms and E.coli in multiple locations throughout the watershed.As a water purveyor, the City has an on-going legal responsibility to monitor water quality and respond to source water protection concerns.The City has requested that the Province address these water quality concerns by encouraging the adoption of beneficial management practices on both private and crown land. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek has made the decision to opt-in on the Provincial Review of the Kiskatinaw Watershed.Back in December 2018, the Province requested Dawson Creek’s comments on the impacts of direct cattle access in the Kiskatinaw River Watershed to assist with the development of Livestock Watering Regulations.In response to that request, the City’s Watershed Stewardship Program completed a full review of past reports and management plans.last_img read more

Bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky found near Gillam

first_imgGILLAM, M.B. – The bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky have been found near Gillam Manitoba.At a press conference on Wednesday, the RCMP made the announcement that their bodies were found near Gillam.At 10 a.m. on August 7, the two bodies were found 1 km from where items were found on the Nelson River and the RCMP are confident the two bodies are Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. Specialized RCMP teams begin searching nearby high-probability areas, leading officers to the discovery of the two male bodies, in the dense brush.The RCMP have not determined exactly how Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky died.  The RCMP have asked for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.The search is over.  At 10am this morning, Manitoba RCMP officers located the bodies of two males, believed to be the BC suspects, near the shoreline of the Nelson River (approx 8km from the burnt vehicle). #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/tZ7EBFsNDr— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 7, 2019Full RCMP statementMore on the searchOn August 2, 2019, RCMP located several items on the shoreline, approximately 9 km from where the burnt vehicle was located. RCMP have confirmed that these items are directly linked to the suspects. That same day, a damaged boat was also found along the Nelson River.Based on this information, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were immediately deployed. On August 4, 2019, URT conducted a thorough underwater search approximately 29 metres around the location where the boat was found. The search did not uncover any additional items linked to the suspects. The roadblock on PR 290 has been removed, but officers remain in the Gillam area.  To ensure the integrity of the investigation, the RCMP will not be releasing any further information about the items.Last week the RCMP announced they would scale back the search for Schmegelsky and McLeod in Northern Manitoba.  In the next Province, the OPP have been investigating several tips that the pair is now in that Province. So far the OPP have not been able to confirm the tips.Police continue to stress, that if you believe you’ve seen Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemelsky, contact your local police department immediately or 911.  Sightings have been posted to social media before being shared with the RCMP, that has caused delays in the investigation.The last confirmed sighting of the pair was on July 22 in Gillam Manitoba.  The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019.last_img read more