How Caesars Entertainment Cut Big Data Processing Time from 6 Hours to 45 Minutes

first_imgHappy customers are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry.  But before you can make customers—and potential customers—happy, you’ve got to understand what they want. For Caesars Entertainment, that meant putting together a big data analytics system that could handle a new, expanded set of customer data for its hotels, shows, and shopping venues—with faster processing and better results.Expanded Data EnvironmentTo improve customer segmentation and build more effective marketing campaigns, Caesars needed to expand its customer data analysis to include both unstructured and semi-structured data. It was also important to speed up processing for analytics and marketing campaign management.Caesars built a new data analytics environment based on Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) software running on servers equipped with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. The new system reduced processing time for key jobs from 6 hours to just 45 minutes and expanded Caesars’ capacity to more than 3 million records processed per hour. It also enables fine-grained segmentation to improve marketing results and improves security for meeting Payment Card Industry (PCI) and other key security standards.Reaching New CustomersThe new environment makes it easier for Caesars to reach out to younger customers, who are likely to prefer using smart phones or tablets to get their information. Caesars’ new mobile app lets customers use their mobile devices to check rates and make reservations. That data goes to the Hadoop environment for analysis in real time, where Caesars can use it to fine-tune its operations. Caesars can even use this data to tailor mobile responses and offers on the fly based on factors like the customer’s preferences and location.Creating Personalized MarketingWith faster, better analysis of all data types, Caesars can now create and deliver personalized marketing, reaching a new generation of customers and winning their loyalty.You can take a look at the Caesars Entertainment solution here or read more about it here. To explore more technology success stories, visit www.intel.com/itcasestudies or follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Linchpin: What you need to know about the art of being indispensable

first_imgSeth Godin has a new book out, and Linchpin has me thinking about my work, indispensable colleagues and how to be truly valuable to my cause in entirely new ways. It is the most motivating book I’ve read in a long while. And, in a nice bonus, it includes a picture of my colleague Charles Ball at Network for Good in the inside cover, where there is a hall of fame of linchpins.As Seth Godin is gifted at doing, he puts his finger on some vital truths that we all may have sensed at certain moments but that haven’t been able to grap on a conscious level, articulate fully or act upon. If you are someone in a hurry to do good in this world, read this book because it will encourage you to pursue that goal in a way that makes a far bigger difference for you, your organization and the world. It will help you break out of the email inbox, the fear of failure and the spinning of wheels and galvanize you to pursue your genius instincts. In short, it’s a good kick in the butt and shot of bravery for the start of the new year.Here are some key ideas from the book:1. The people of greatest value in this economy and to your organization are linchpins. A linchpin is a person who walks into chaos, creates order and invents, connects, creates and makes things happen. People who work automatically, by rote and define what is and is not their job are disposable.2. The “makes things happen” part of being a linchpin is critical. It’s not enough to be an artiste. Or a genius. You actually have to produce and deliver. The difference between a successful artist and a failed one is what happens after the idea is hatched. The difference is the race to completion. Don’t just be an idea person. Be an implement-the-idea-fast person. As Seth says (and I love this):Wait! Are you saying that I have to be someone who dreams up new ideas AND makes them real? Someone who finds new ways to interact, new pathways to deliver emotion, new ways to connect? Someone who acts like a human, not a cog? Yes.3. Do all of this in a generous way. Don’t be a linchpin with an eye toward getting but rather with a mindset of giving. Approach your work as if you were giving the gift of yourself each day. Approach your customers (or donors!) with gratitude in your heart rather than dollars signs in your eyes.Number three is so important to our sector. Seth says there are three ways to think about gifts:1) Give me a gift!2) Here’s a gift. Now you owe me, big time.3) Here’s a gift, I love you.Stick to #3. It’s good for your career, it’s good for your organization and it’s good for the greater good.Thank you, Seth, for reminding us of how important it is – especially for those of us working for good causes – to approach our work with vigor, rigor and generosity!last_img read more

Arsenal’s worst signings of all time

first_imgTransfers Arsenal’s 15 worst signings of all time Goal Last updated 1 year ago 17:00 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Arsene Wenger Arsenal Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Premier League Goal takes a look at some of the worst signings made by the Gunners, including the likes of Park Chu-Young and Christopher Wreh Arsenal have signed some world-class players in their long and illlustrious history, many of whom arrived during past two decades under manager Arsene Wenger.But for every Thierry Henry or Alexis Sanchez who has rocked up in north London, there has been a Francis Jeffers or a Denilson, dire under-performers who, in some cases, were acquired at great cost only to be sold without ever leaving a mark.With the January transfer window now shut, Goal takes a look at some of the transfers Gunners fans would rather forget.last_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner: We must forget about table, results, whatever

first_imgHuddersfield boss Wagner: We must forget about table, results, whateverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner has urged his players to focus only on themselves ahead of facing Manchester United.Wagner’s team having won only once at the John Smith’s Stadium this season, scoring four goals in 10 games.He said: “We have to make ourselves independent from what is around us, from the table, results, whatever.”We are exactly where everybody predicted us so this makes no sense to think about it and get affected by it.”We are only able to collect points and to be competitive if we perform on our highest level. This is what we’ve done in recent weeks and this is what we’ve done in the second half (against Southampton), where we looked competitive.”In the first half we didn’t perform at our level, we were not competitive and we were 2-0 down.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CanadianAmerican family held captive by Talibanlinked group released

first_imgA Canadian man, his American wife and their three young children born during the couple’s five years in captivity were freed in a Pakistani commando raid and shootout, authorities announced Thursday.The Pakistani military said Joshua Boyle, his wife Caitlan Coleman and their children had been freed in “an intelligence-based operation” after they’d crossed the border from Afghanistan, where they had been abducted by a group with ties to the Taliban.Tariq Azim Khan, the country’s high commissioner to Canada, said once the military received word of the family’s whereabouts from U.S. intelligence authorities, they acted quickly.Khan described a dramatic scene in which gunshots rang out as the family was intercepted by Pakistani forces while being transported by their captors in the trunk of a van.Intelligence officials in Pakistan said the confrontation happened near a road crossing in the Nawa Kili area of the district of Kohat in northwest Pakistan.“We know there was a shootout and Pakistan commandos carried out an attack and rescued the hostages,” Khan said from London.Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who has met with the Boyle family in the past, said they had endured an “absolutely horrible ordeal.” Freeland refused to describe the circumstances of the release, citing security reasons but said Canada had been working with the U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan, whom she thanked.“We all have to really remember what a traumatic experience this family has gone through — really unspeakable,” Freeland said in Mexico City.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was also in Mexico City for trade discussions, thanked U.S. and Pakistani officials for their efforts in freeing the captives.“We’re pleased that the ordeal they’ve been through over these past years has finally come to an end,” Trudeau said Thursday night during a news conference.Boyle and Coleman, who was pregnant at the time of the abduction, were held by the Haqqani network, a group U.S. officials call a terrorist organization.Boyle’s parents, who live in Smiths Falls, Ont., said their son and his family intend to come to Canada.“The family has chosen Canada,” Patrick Boyle said Thursday evening. “We’re hoping to know ourselves when we get to go pick them up.”The family were safe but exhausted, Patrick Boyle said.“We just spoke to them again recently, Boyle said. “He (Joshua) said they’ve all been up since Tuesday so he was very pleased, he’s running on empty.”In anticipation of the release, Canadian authorities had travelled to Smiths Falls and woke Boyle up early Thursday morning to give him the news.“They’d been in a hotel two minutes down the street for the better part of the day, waiting for approval to tell us they’d been released,” Boyle said.“We got a call at one a.m. saying ‘we’ll be at your door in five minutes and it’s not bad news.’”He said he and his family were “over the top” Thursday at word of the release.“We struggled with every dark spot in the last five years, today that’s sort of parked,” he said.Joshua’s mother Linda had no doubt what the first thing she intended to do when she sees her son and family.“Hug them, slobber kisses all over them,” she said.Coleman’s parents, meanwhile, posted a statement on the door of their Pennsylvania home saying they appreciated “all the interest and concern being expressed at the joyful news that Caity, Josh and our grandchildren have been released after five long years of captivity.”A U.S. national security official, who wasn’t authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the family were together in a safe location in Pakistan. American officials had planned on moving the family out of Pakistan on a U.S. transport plane but Boyle refused to board, the official said.Another U.S. official said Boyle was nervous about being in “custody” given that he was previously married to Zaynab Khadr, the sister of Canadian Omar Khadr, who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after being captured when he was 15 in Afghanistan.Officials discounted any link between that background and Boyle’s capture and Freeland stressed that Boyle was not the focus of any investigation.Patrick Boyle suggested it was a matter of principle because his son was told the plane would have stopped at Bagram air base in Afghanistan, which American authorities had once used to ship detainees to its Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba where many languished for years under harsh conditions.“I just think he just saw it as unnecessary and philosophically he finds it offensive,” said Boyle, who added that his son was effusive in his praise of his rescuers and is eager to cooperate with authorities and bring his captors to justice.The release came nearly five years to the day since Boyle and Coleman lost touch with their families while travelling in a mountainous region near the Afghan capital, Kabul.The couple had set off in the summer 2012 for a journey that took them to Russia, the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and then to Afghanistan. Coleman’s parents last heard from their son-in-law on Oct. 8, 2012, from an internet cafe in what Boyle described as an “unsafe” part of Afghanistan.The couple appeared in a series of videos beginning in 2013, which were shared online. In one posted last December, the pair urged governments on all sides to reach a deal to secure the family’s freedom. Boyle’s parents had said the clip marked the first time they had seen their two grandchildren.They have said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandchildren observing their surroundings while listening to their mother describe how they were made to watch her being “defiled.”“It is an indescribable emotional sense one has watching a grandson making faces at the camera, while hearing our son’s leg chains clanging up and down on the floor as he tries to settle his son,” the Boyles said in a written statement at the time. “It is unbelievable that they have had to shield their sons from their horrible reality for four years.”The parents said their son told them in a letter that he and his wife tried to protect their children by pretending their signs of captivity are part of a game being played with guards.In the clip, Coleman said she and her family had been living a “Kafkaesque nightmare” since 2012. The Boyles had said their daughter-in-law could not have used a more accurate term.In commenting on news of the family’s release from captivity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised Pakistan for its willingness to “do more to provide security in the region.”— with files from the Associated Press.last_img read more

TORONTOS FUTURE FESTIVAL STOPS IN AT CFC MEDIA LAB

first_img Twitter Elli Raynai demos his VR production Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity. For much of the general public, augmented and virtual reality (AR/ and VR) are entertainment platforms that offer mere escape or diversion. Movies like Ready Player One or games like Pokemon GO only further that association.Yet entertainment is only a fraction of the VR marketplace. The technology that powers gaming headsets may have more lucrative applications in other industries, which might not be apparent at first glance.These other possibilities were on display on Monday, September 24, when the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) became a “trend safari” stop for attendees of the Toronto Future Festival. This event brought companies like IKEA, FedEx and Coca-Cola to the CFC to preview some of the latest AR/ VR tech from CFC Media Lab’s IDEABOOST-Network Connect startups. Advertisement “Virtual reality and augmented reality are big. As innovators, it’s important to know what’s going on to get a better grasp of where the future might be,” says Crocs Innovation Manager David Nicholson. From VR narratives like Irem Harnak and Elli Raynai’s Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity, to on-the-go AR gaming platforms like Albedo Informatics’ LARGE, the gathering not only showcased many different aspects of VR and AR as innovative. It also connected corporations directly with startups. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

2018 Fort St John Annual Municipal Report being presented

first_imgCopies of this report are available on the city’s website; CLICK HERE or in person from City Hall at 10631-100th StreetAny inquiries regarding this public meeting can be directed to David Joy, General Manager of Corporate Services at djoy@fortstjohn.ca or call (250) 794-3300 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A public meeting is being held to present the 2018 Annual Municipal Report on Monday, June 24th, 2019.The presentation starts at 6 pm at City Hall in the Council chambers and is being presented by David Joy, General Manager of Corporate Services.The presentation will go over the details of the report including the 2019 goals and objectives, updates to the 2018 goals and objectives, the 2018 audited financial statements and report on permissive property tax exemptions.last_img read more

Regulator seeks powers to grant immunity impose lesser penalty

first_imgNew Delhi: With an aim to bolster its information-gathering mechanism and fast-track its probe, market regulator Sebi has sought direct powers to grant immunity in select cases and to impose lesser penalty if the accused agrees to provide assistance against other wrongdoers. In two separate proposals for the government, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has opined that such provisions would help it in establishing and securing stronger findings and orders against defaulters against whom sufficient evidence may not be available otherwise, officials said. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe new powers can be crucial for Sebi in some ongoing cases, including one involving a large bank and several high-profile names, officials added. At present, any immunity for securities law violations can be granted only by the central government. Citing similar powers available with the fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI), Sebi has proposed to impose a lesser penalty on a person who may have violated securities laws but provides assistance to the regulator in proceedings against other accused before completion of investigation, inquiry, inspection or audit ordered by it. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsResponding to Sebi’s proposal, the Finance Ministry has opined any such powers should remain with the central government and a provision for that can be made by suitable amendments to the Sebi Act and the Securities Contracts Regulation Act (SCRA). Clarifying that the proposal to impose a lesser penalty is different from granting immunity, Sebi has said the conduct of a person in an actionable proceeding may be considered as a mitigating factor and the regulator or its adjudicating officer should be empowered to impose a smaller fine against an individual providing help in probe. This would, however, depend on the person having made a full and true disclosure in respect of his or her alleged violations and the disclosure should be vital for the regulator. Also, the penalty cannot be reduced in cases where the disclosure is made after receipt of report of inspection, inquiry, audit or investigation. In cases where the informant stops cooperating with the regulator before completion of the proceedings would also not qualify for the leniency. Besides, Sebi can act against such an informant at a later stage if it finds that the person has failed to comply with the necessary conditions for the leniency, had given false evidence or the disclosure was not vital or to the satisfaction of the regulator or its adjudicating officer. On the proposal regarding power to grant immunity , the regulator is of the view that such powers currently lies only with the central government. However, the Committee on Fair Market Conduct has recommended that such a power can also be exercisable by Sebi. The Committee has also suggested necessary amendment to the Section 24B of the Sebi Act to give power to Sebi to impose lesser penalty along the lines of a similar provision in the Competition Act. This Section provides for power to grant immunity to the central government to a person who is alleged to have violated any of the provisions of the Sebi Act or rule or regulations the immunity from prosecution or from imposition of any penalty. It has been now proposed that such powers should be available to the government as well as to Sebi, officials said. Sebi has also proposed to remove the reference in the current provision that any recommendation from the regulator for grant of immunity should not be binding on the government. Any such immunity, however, cannot be granted in cases where the proceedings for the prosecution for any offence has been instituted before the receipt of application for granting immunity. Also, an immunity can be withdrawn by the government or Sebi at a later stage if it is found that the person has failed to comply with necessary conditions or the evidence provided by him or her is found to be false. Subsequently, the person can be tried for the offence and also become liable to imposition of a penalty for the offence for which the immunity was granted.last_img read more

Luxury vehicle which had belonged to Namal seized

A luxury vehicle which had belonged to Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was seized by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today.The vehicle was said to have been used by Rajapaksa when his father Mahinda Rajapaksa was President. (Colombo Gazette)

18 of the greatest Halloween pumpkins ever carved

first_img1. Heisenberg Source: Fiona Cauchi2. Alien Source: Imgur3. The best possible way to announce your baby Source: Imgur4. Queen Source: Imgur5. Bare skull Source: Imgur6. Elmo from Love/Hate Source: Corrina Stone7. Pure terror Source: Imgur8. Doctor Who Source: Imgur9. Oppa Pumpkin Style Source: Imgur10. American football player Source: Imgur11. Starry Night Source: Imgur12. Flaming skull Source: Imgur13. Thou Shalt Not Pass Source: Imgur14. Bare skull Source: Imgur15. Completely hollowed-out Source: Imgur(OK, it’s completely impractical. But still an impressive feat of pumpkin engineering.)16. Homer Source: Imgur17. The Scream Source: Imgur18. And real, playable Tetris. Source: ImgurSome of these pumpkins came via the excellent subreddit r/pumpkins. Have you carved a pumpkin this year? Email your pics to tips@dailyedge.ie and we’ll collect the best!26 wonderful photos of terrified Irish lads in a haunted house>14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween>last_img read more

€51 million Garda payroll overrun is bad planning by Shatter – Fianna

first_imgA SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET of €51 million will be sought by the Department of Justice this week – with reports that it is to ensure that Garda payrolls can be paid for the rest of the year.Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Niall Collins says that he has received notification that the matter will come before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday.Collins says that the over run in ex was highlighted “consistently” throughout the year.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, Collins said that he had asked Alan Shatter a number of times if there was an issue in relation to his department.“Regrettably, every time I raised it, he (Alan Shatter) dismissed out of hand any concerns we had.”Collins said that the issue is not time-related, saying that the idea that supplemental budgets are required as a matter of course late in the year is wrong.“This money is to fund basic Garda payroll services. Garda management obviously have to plan their manpower for the year.“The situation is that they obviously felt compromised. I have been told that senior Garda management made contact with the department early in the year.”Collins said that specialist Garda units had been stood down due to budget constraints, but said that the questions lay with the Justice Minister.“I think the minister has completely miscalculated here.“He seemed to have planned around a certain number of retirements that never materialised.“But that is bad planning and bad administration by the minister.”The Department of Justice could not give any information on the request or where it might be spent.Read: Shatter responds to concerns about Irish prisonsRead: Garda escort bikes out of action for two monthslast_img read more

Howlin Many an important economic issue resolved over a mug of tea

first_imgPUBLIC EXPENDITURE MINISTER Brendan Howlin has said it would be virtually impossible for a single minister to carry the workload he shares with Michael Noonan since the creation of his own Department.In an exclusive interview, Howlin told TheJournal.ie that his Labour party had reached a quick agreement with Fine Gael to split the Department of Finance into two, creating a separate Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.This was because both parties had thought the Department of Finance’s responsibility to oversee the effective delivery of public services could not be carried out, given its other tasks – particularly given the financial crisis – without creating an entirely separate Department.“It’s quite clear that any single line minister couldn’t have coped with the whole range of issues that Michael Noonan and I have coped with as two ministers, coping with two different departments,” Howlin said.The Wexford TD acknowledged that the split in the Department could potentially pose problems if the two ministers responsible for them have a difficult working relationship – but said this was not a concern in the current setup.“It’s a great help that Michael Noonan and I get on so well,” he said, saying the two had previously served in Government together and had led their respective parties in negotiating the Programme for Government.“I think we understand each other’s temperament, which is important, and many an important economic issue has been resolved over a mug of tea, which is not a bad thing, I think.”Any further tensions between government parties would be eased by the existence of the Economic Management Council, a cabinet sub-committee featuring Howlin, Noonan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore – which he said took collective responsibility for economic matters.Howlin said he expected any successive government to retain the permanent split in the Department of Finance, even if it meant there were more Departments in place than ministers – with the Constitution limiting the number of ministers, including the Taoiseach and Tánaiste, to 15.“I think that the economic issues are so important that there’s certainly a compelling case for the two Departments,” he said.Camera and video editing by Paul Hyland.Read: Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay dealMore: New Monday deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cutslast_img read more

Opinion Brian ODriscoll is up there with sporting greats such as Pele

first_imgJOHN EALES, the 1999 World Cup winning Australian captain and the most successful captain in the history of Australian rugby, was nicknamed ‘Nobody’ by his team because ‘Nobody’s Perfect’. Brian O’Driscoll has that sort of quality.In Paris before his last International, accolades and thank yous from players all over the world were played on the big screen to a packed stadium. I do not recall this being done for any other top sportsman in any sport anywhere in the world.In my 50 odd years playing and watching sport, particularly rugby, I don’t recall any other top sportsperson in any sport anywhere finishing their career in quite such a planned or structured manner or with the dignity that Brian O’Driscoll has displayed. His story is a truly remarkable one by any standards. His impact on us as a nation beyond pure sporting prowess is worth considering.The national psycheWhile his achievements as a rugby player are legion and well established, I would like to reflect on what his legacy will be, particularly on the young Irish people who will shape the national psyche of the future. In a day when many people with little or no ability can become stars and all you need to be an expert is a microphone, there are still a tiny few who achieve true greatness. Brian is amongst that tiny few.What Brian Cody and the Kilkenny hurlers bring to hurling O’Driscoll brings to the international sporting arena. I believe that we have an incredible amount of talent in Ireland but that it doesn’t always get developed. Source: Tony Marshall/PA WireThis starts with our own expectations of success. Look at the achievements of our boxers in recent times. They have literally gone toe to toe with the best in the world from much bigger nations and been successful. The investment in coaching and facilities could only have happened because somebody decided to change their expectations in terms of success.Fostering a different mindsetWhen we Irish go abroad we seem to take achievement in our stride. Achieving it from within our own society seems to foster a different mindset. Establishing international recognition operating from Ireland is a rarity and yet it shouldn’t be. Moreover, to achieve what O’Driscoll has achieved is a rarity no matter where one is from.When one thinks of the really great sports personalities of all time they all have one thing in common. They are great men or women just as much as great athletes. I think of Jack Nicklaus and Pele. They had great character and values. They didn’t need rules and regulations to keep them honest. It was just who they were. Over the last half century, I can think of only a handful who fall into this category. Ed Moses the great American 400 metre hurdler is another who comes to mind. These people won more than most and yet always won with dignity. You never think of them as ‘win at all cost’ types.Dignity and integrityWhat I’m saying is that character, dignity and integrity are all part of the makeup of these people and their special talents are just the conduit. O’Driscoll is such a man. One of the best compliments I heard paid to him was from Ieuan Evans the former Welsh and Lions Star when he said that “Brian O’Driscoll has reinvented himself at least five times over a 14 year career at the top”.It takes these qualities to be able to do that. We shouldn’t underestimate the respect that O’Driscoll has earned from the very best of his peers across the world.There are those who say “we (the Irish) punch above our weight” a phrase that I hate but more importantly one that says a lot about our national psyche. It implies that because we are a small nation we shouldn’t have the same expectation of success or achievement.There is the expectation of success and then there is how to deal with success when it happens. The Irish rugby team should have four or five Championships/Grand Slams over the last 14 years. They only have two. During that same time Wales should have had one or two and they have five.Ireland had the superior players by far over that term. This is partly to do with the national psyche. We are all products of the environment we inhabit. It is not just about the players or indeed the coaches but the fans, the IRFU, the press – everybody, we are all responsible.He always backed himselfYou often hear people say winning is an attitude or winning is a habit. Many people say it. Few understand it unless they have experienced it. Winning and the expectation of success are closely aligned.Brian O’Driscoll never thought he punched above his weight. He always backed himself and was never surprised when he succeeded. Yet he carried it with a humility and respect as did Jack Nicklaus and Pele. I would like to think that one of his legacies would be that attitudes towards making the most of our talents and abilities will develop and flourish in part as a result of his achievementsWill younger generations view their expectation of success differently as a result of the example that Brian O’Driscoll has set for all of us? Whether this is consciously or subliminally I hope so.Emmet O’Rafferty, former second row forward for Leinster and chairman of Top Security which runs a security business in Ireland, the UK and South Africa.Read: Will we ever see the impulsive, electric likes of Brian O’Driscoll again? > Brian O’Driscoll: ‘I am a big believer that the lows happen for a reason’ > Read: Everyone must be sick of my long goodbye by now – Brian O’Driscoll >last_img read more

Sierra Wireless TriFi Hotspot une solution réseau transportable

first_imgSierra Wireless Tri-Fi Hotspot : une solution réseau transportableSierra Wireless a conçu une solution réseau transportable et polyvalente qui est sur le point d’être commercialisée.Les sociétés Sprint et Sierra Wireless ont annoncé la mise en vente d’une solution réseau  appelée Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi Hotspot, le 18 mai prochain. Ce produit pourra délivrer une connexion en 3G, 4G LTE et WiMAX. En somme, une solution réseau polyvalente et transitoire pour les petites entreprises itinérantes, entre autres…Ce produit offrira un accès à Internet à huit appareils compatibles Wi-Fi simultanément et au maximum. Le Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi Hotspot possède une batterie d’une capacité de 3600mAh, autonome durant 8h, soit une journée de travail. grâce aux ports microSD, plusieurs utilisateurs pourront récupérer les données communes disponibles sur le réseau. Un écran donne la quantité de batterie restante, la qualité du réseau optimale en fonction des divers emplacements disponibles. Enfin, ce produit sera vendu 100 dollars aux Etats-Unis, soit environ 77 euros.Le 11 mai 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The North San Diego Business Chamber endorses SoccerCity

first_img Posted: October 30, 2018 October 30, 2018 Related Stories: San Diego Chamber endorses SDSU West proposal, City Council Member compares and contrasts SDSU West and SoccerCity 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The North San Diego Business Chamber said after hearing presentations from SoccerCity and SDSU West they decided to endorse measure E.The NSDBC has hundreds of members from major companies in a variety of fields including, aerospace, healthcare, hospitality, biotech, and engineering.“It really came down to the financial impact of the measure and how it would impact 75 percent of our members.” said Debra Rosen, President and CEO, San Diego North Business Chamber. Jonathan Halvorson center_img Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter The North San Diego Business Chamber endorses SoccerCitylast_img read more

People on the Move 020708

first_imgRoger D. Hodge has stepped down as editor of Harper’s Magazine and will be replaced by longtime managing editor Ellen Rosenbush. Hodge joined the magazine as an intern in 1996 and later served as deputy editor from 2004 to 2006. Rosenbush has served as managing editor since 1989.Time Inc.’s Cooking Light named Karla Partilla associate publisher. Most recently, Partilla served as associate publisher at Southern Living, a position she held since 2004.IDG announced a pair of promotions at its IDG TechNetwork: syndication and networks vice president Mike Romoff was named TechNetwork general manager and Brian Gleason, who served as vice president of sales, was appointed chief revenue officer. Health magazine appointed Stephanie Dolgoff special projects manager. Dolgoff previously served as features director at Self, executive editor of Glamour and contributing editor at Real Simple.United Business Media’s EE Times Group said Barbara Couchois rejoined the company as vice president of sales operations. Most recently, Couchois served as a sales executive at ON24. Previously, she served as strategic account manager at TechWeb and regional sales director with the EE Times Group.Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications announced a pair of personnel changes: Shelley Stonebrook was named assistant editor at Mother Earth News and Susan Melgren was named editorial assistant at Natural Home.last_img read more

House Bill Would Relax Restrictions on Funding Public Infrastructure Projects on Guam

first_imgThe draft fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill passed by the House last week would amend existing restrictions on the development of civilian infrastructure on Guam by allowing funding for projects identified in a report from the federal Economic Adjustment Committee (EAC).The FY 2014 defense authorization bill had restricted the expenditure of any funds on public infrastructure on Guam that had not been specifically authorized by law. That statute also called for EAC to consider assistance — including assistance to support public infrastructure requirements — needed to accommodate the realignment of Marine Corps forces from Okinawa. Along with the EAC recommendations, the measure required DOD to submit an implementation plan to accommodate the move to Guam.The provision in the new legislation also would permit funding for planning and design work associated with infrastructure projects. EAC is the federal body responsible for coordinating assistance to communities affected by base closure, mission realignments and other changes in defense activities.   H.R. 1735 and the committee report are available on the House Armed Services website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

4 held with 220000 yaba pills

first_imgcox`s-bazarMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested four suspected drug traders, including a woman, along with 220,000 yaba tablets, from Teknaf and sadar upazilas in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday night, reports UNB.The arrestees are Sabikun Nahar, 25, wife of Salimullah, Md Shaker Miah, 27, son of late Syed Ali, Md Hason, 20, son of Md Moshtak and Md Abdul Jalil, 28, son of Abu Talek.On information, a team of RAB-15 raided the house of Salimullah at Pollanpara in Teknaf upazila and arrested Sabikun Nahar along with 200,000 yaba pills, said Major Mohammad Rabiul Islam, deputy commanding officer of RAB-15.Another team of the elite force conducted a drive at Marine City Complex and arrested three drug traders along with 2,000 yaba pills, said the RAB official.last_img

Low pressure area formed heavy rain likely in South Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The MeT department on Tuesday predicted heavy rain in South Bengal from Wednesday night owing to formation of a low pressure area over eastcentral Bay of Bengal.The low pressure is likely to become more marked and concentrate into a depression by Wednesday night, the weatherman said. The system is likely to move west-northwestwards towards north Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha coasts during the period, the Met said.Rainfall in South Bengal may commence from Wednesday night and may continue till Saturday. Heavy rainfall is likely from Thursday in the districts of North and South 24-Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly.All the districts of South Bengal are likely to experience heavy rain owing to the depression on Friday, the MeT said. Fishermen were told not to venture along and off Bengal, Odisha coasts and towards Bangladesh coasts from September 19 to 21, the weatherman said.last_img read more