Additional rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm are expected before the system moves eastward into Alberta early Thursday morning.The heaviest rainfall is expected over Fort Nelson to Muncho Lake – Stone Mountain Park, and areas southeast of Watson Lake. Isolated thunderstorms associated with the system are likely to enhance local rainfall amounts today.The rain should help BC Wildfire Service crews currently battling the Lutz Creek Fire near the community of Lower Post, which has grown to over 100,000 hectares. FORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for areas of B.C. north of the Peace Region, including the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park, and Watson Lake regions.Meteorologists say that a slow-moving upper-level low pressure system is bringing rain to Northeast B.C. today.Rainfall amounts of 10 to 30 mm have been reported over regions between Dease Lake and Fort Nelson since the rain began yesterday evening.
Rabat – A Moroccan citizen residing in the holy city of Mecca since 2007 died after the collapse on Friday of crane near the Haram al Makki in Saudi Arabia, said Sunday a statement released by the Moroccan embassy in Riyadh.“Further to its press release of September 12 on the monitoring of the status of Moroccan citizens after the accidental collapse on Friday of a crane near the Haram al Makki, and as part of its commitment to further research, Morocco’s Embassy in Riyadh mourns death of a Moroccan citizen residing in Mecca since 2007 in the said accident, “the statement said according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).“The body was identified Sunday morning by the family of the deceased after Saudi authorities allowed them access to the morgue Maissem in the holy city of Mecca,” added the embassy. “Responding to the will and wishes of the family of the deceased, the services of the Consulate General in Jeddah Morocco proceeded to the establishment of the necessary documents for his burial in the Holy City of Mecca,” the statement concluded.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government has enlisted a new ally in its campaign to prepare businesses for the impending departure of Britain from the European Union — a hairy blue Brexit monster.A tweet posted Thursday on Foreign Minister Stef Blok’s official Twitter feed showed the monster, wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the word Brexit in red capital letters, lying across a desk.The tweet has links to the government’s online Brexit portal and a Brexit Impact Scan that helps inform businesses about the possible consequences when Britain leaves the European Union on March 29.The monster has scared up plenty of action. A foreign ministry spokesman says 1,600 people have done the impact scan since the morning.The Associated Press
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Zdravko Mucic, Hazim Delic and Esad Landzo had appealed their new sentences, which were for nine, 18 and 15 years, respectively, after a previous ruling by the ICTY Appeals Chamber returned their case to the trial level with a number of issues relating to the adjustment of the sentences that had been imposed as a result of its new findings.Mr. Mucic, the camp commander, Mr. Delic, the deputy commander, and Mr. Landzo, a camp guard, had been found guilty of killing, torturing, sexually assaulting, beating and otherwise subjecting detainees at the Celebici camp to cruel and inhumane treatment.
Five years since armed conflict erupted between the Government and largely pro-Russian separatists in the east of Ukraine, Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore told the Human Rights Council that five million people are directly affected by ongoing hostilities along the contact line.The consequences for the people living in the Donbass region are grave, she explained, noting that her Office had recorded 13 deaths and 78 injuries in the first six months of the year from shelling, small arms and light weapons, mines and explosive remnants of war.Some 700,000 people living in non-Government-controlled areas have no access to their pensions, Ms. Gilmore said, while also noting that in the Crimea, Russia was violating human rights laws by imposing citizenship on Crimean residents, forcibly transferring Ukrainian citizens and deporting prisoners to the Russian Federation.In an appeal to the Government of Ukraine, the Deputy High Commissioner also noted that it was five years since dozens of demonstrators were killed in Kiev and Odessa, and yet no-one has been prosecuted.“This continued impunity hampers the long-standing objective of reinforcing justice and peace, Ms. Gilmore said.UN environment agency teams up with NASA to promote environmental understanding Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference Despite repeated calls, Iran continues to deny medical treatment to detainees in what amounts to “a consistent pattern”, according to eight UN human rights experts, in a statement on Wednesday.“Over several months we have communicated to the Iranian Government our deep concerns about the physical and mental integrity of detainees,” the experts said in a statement. “Despite Government assurances, we are frustrated to still receive reports of denial of medical treatment, including in life-threatening situations”. Read the full story here.A quarter of Pacific islanders live below ‘basic needs poverty lines’, top UN development forum hears In an update to the Human Rights Council, Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that her Office continues to verify reports of sexual violence allegedly committed by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, and urged the Government to end the statelessness of its ethnic Rohingya, who face this “appalling” treatment.Almost two years ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly Muslim Rohingya fled across the border to Bangladesh, in an operation likened to ethnic cleansing by former UN rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein.Today, only 240,000 Rohingya remain in Rakhine from a previous population of approximately one million, and they continue to be persecuted, Ms. Gilmore said.“In a continuation of attacks, it was reported that on 2 and 9 May this year Rohingya homes and shops were burned in Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships”, she added. Later in the month reports alleged that the remaining houses there were burned to the ground: “Our information suggests that the authorities have taken no steps to investigate these attacks.”Ukraine authorities should show they are serious about justice for Maidan, Odessa killings “Trauma from terrorism” hurts families, communities and destabilizes entire regions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, as he expressed solidarity with victims of extremist attacks in Africa.Speaking in Nairobi at the opening of a conference on counter-terrorism, Mr. Guterres recalled how attackers had laid siege to a hotel complex in the capital in January, killing 21 people.Click here to read the entire story.UN experts voice ‘deep concern’ over Iran’s ‘consistent pattern’ of denying life-saving medical treatment to detainees While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Wednesday.In 2015, the UN set out a vision for “people, planet, peace and prosperity” through partnership and solidarity, when it adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. See more here.Myanmar’s Rohingya ‘can and must’ be granted citizenship, says top UN rights official The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States, NASA, is teaming up with the UN environment agency (UNEP) to boost an international science and education programme and raise environmental awareness.Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Through this partnership, GLOBE and UNEP will cooperate on environmental education and training, citizen science, and the collection and distribution of environmental data. GLOBE and UNEP will also work together to increase awareness and promote the use of GLOBE data by the international science community with the goal of encouraging participation of environmental researchers in GLOBE.“The NASA GLOBE and UNEP partnership strengthens the sharing and interoperability of geospatial data, promoting the availability of rich information for learning and observations towards a better environment,” said Alexandre Caldas on Wednesday, UNEP’s Chief of the Country Outreach, Technology and Innovation Branch.Listen to or download our audio News In Brief for 10 July on SoundCloud:
Power to a number of Brock University buildings will be disrupted Saturday, Aug. 31 during a planned outage.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., power will be out in Kenmore Centre, Harrison Hall, Village and Lowenberger residences, Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care and the Lot D parking kiosk.The outage is due to the ongoing Village Road and Lot S construction project, which requires the relocation and connection of several hydro transformers in order to proceed.Any questions or concerns about Saturday’s outage can be sent to Manager of Electrical Services Scott Kernicky at x6201, Senior Project Manager John Rizzo at x6456 or Facilities Management Customer Service at email@example.com or x3717.
Former OSU wide receiver Roy Hall (8) runs with the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 18, 2006. Credit: Courtesy of TNSBefore ever donning an Ohio State uniform, and prior to hearing his name called by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL draft, Roy Hall was a sixth grader with size 14 shoes looking to acquire the new Penny Hardaway’s all his friends were sporting. Except his mother could not afford to grant that wish.Working 10 to 12 hours a day, five to six days a week, new basketball shoes were not in her tight budget. Raising two kids on her own, she could not even afford new shoes for herself, wearing the same pair of boots for seven or eight years.Seeing his friends playing basketball in those new kicks, it did not register with Hall why he could not possess those shoes. It wasn’t until later in life he understood the predicament his mom was dealt raising him and his sister by herself.“You can see how strong an individual can be if they make their life about someone else,” Hall said. “My mom dedicated her life to making sure we had necessities growing up.”Growing up without a father in his life, Hall never really had a mentor of his own until his friends, family and coaches began to notice the potential he had in athletics.When Hall arrived on campus as a freshman at OSU in 2002, the Buckeyes were one of the top teams in the country, eventually winning a national championship, and Hall could not have been more excited to continue his maturation as a football player and a human being under former coach Jim Tressel. But there might have been one person of greater importance to Hall throughout his time at OSU: former cornerback Antonio Smith.“He’s kind of like my offensive coordinator,” Hall said.Smith came from a similar, humble beginning like Hall’s, being raised without a father. Smith was without a mother, as well, and had his grandmother bring him up.After his career ended with OSU, Hall became serious about taking their stories to mentor communities and youth. In Hall’s rookie year in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, he took the values instilled in him by his mother and Tressel and talked to Colts stars Dallas Clark and Reggie Wayne about the benefit of using their NFL-player platforms to lift communities and inspire a better life for others.In spring 2008, Driven Foundation was founded by Hall and Smith who used their personal experiences for personal outreach to serve at-risk communities.“We promote perseverance and we try to foster hope through our food outreaches, mentorship programs, specializing in some motivational speaking,” Hall said. “Everything we do is surrounding or pushing the ‘never give up’ mentality.”Now going on its seventh year, Driven Foundation has spiraled into a versatile outreach organization present in multiple areas around Ohio. Numerous people it has served now wish to be servers to the community, which Hall said are unequivocally the highs in this experience.“Those are the stories that you may not read about or may not hear about but keep you motivated,” he said.As one of its main projects, the Driven Foundation has served about 500,000 pounds of free food to more than 4,200 Ohio families since 2008, according to the foundation’s website.The organization strengthens various age groups and communities, and most of the effort is directed toward the younger generation. Hall has constructed three mentorship programs at an elementary school and two middle schools.Once a week he speaks at a high school, and he aims to launch a new program every three months.One of those programs, SUITS, is in conjunction with Marion Franklin High School, where Driven provides free, custom-tailored suits to help teach students life lessons on how to be college- and interview-ready.“Our mentorship program is directed toward maximizing their potential and having them go to the next level, so to speak,” Hall said. “A lot of the things we do is very purposeful.”Denise Lutz, the principal at Holt Crossing Intermediate School in Grove City, Ohio, oversees a preteen student population that lacks counselors and role models. First encountering Hall at Hannah Ashton Middle School, Lutz said she knew Hall could be a positive role model for her students because he “drives right into experience.”A student Lutz referred to as “Jeremiah” appeared sad, almost depressed to the point it appeared he did not have self-worth. Lutz directed the emotionally troubled Jeremiah toward Hall.Recalling having tears in her eyes when Jeremiah told Hall, “he simply couldn’t do it anymore,” Lutz said she was alarmed hearing that from a child not yet in his teens.The principal said Hall sat down with Jeremiah, inculcating life lessons learned from his own past mentors.“Hall is great because he’s very upfront with his experiences as a youth,” Lutz said. “His presence with the kids, he doesn’t beat around the bush.”Hall dedicates much of his time to creating a culture for young people to learn the ways of cultivating an unselfish way of living. He said he believes athletes can be of massive assistance in resolving issues within a community.“These guys that hang up their (college) uniforms actually can do much more than just those four years on the football field,” Hall said. “Every athlete should make the effort to give back to the community not because it’s a good PR move but because no one made it to the level they are at by themselves.”Though Hall endures strenuous hours involved in Driven, it is nothing with which he is unfamiliar. As a kid in his modest home outside of Cleveland, his mother would wake him and his sister up early in the morning for school, head to her job until 6 or 6:30 p.m., help with Hall’s homework, cook dinner, iron their clothes and then do it all over again.“I believe my entire life, the Driven Foundation was embedded into who I was and my character,” Hall said. “Just having challenges growing up and watching what my mother was willing to sacrifice is where it started.”Correction 2/16: An earlier version of the story said Hall arrived at OSU in 2003, when in fact he redshirted the 2002 season as a true freshman and was a member of the 2002 national championship team.
Lewis was my soul mate. He would always say to me that he would propose – he had already picked out our wedding songLisa Lee A young woman who kicked her boyfriend out of bed because his loud snores woke her up was horrified to discover that his heart had stopped and he had actually died hours earlier.Lisa Lee says she had been assured by medics that her partner Lewis Little, who had a rare heart condition called Brugada syndrome, was a low risk sufferer of the disorder.But he died suddenly in the night, aged 25, and the snoring sound Miss Lee heard was actually the air leaving his body and passing through the vocal chords. The mother-of-one has now started a petition to get people with the rare condition fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device which restarts the heart.She believes an ICD would have saved her boyfriend’s life.Miss Lee, 25, said: “We were told that Lewis would have a long, happy and healthy life – but he died one year after diagnosis.”When we were in bed I just thought he was snoring, so I kicked him out of the bed and told him to shut up. But I felt that the sheets were wet and knew something was wrong.”I turned the lights on and his face was purple – he wasn’t breathing. I called an ambulance and it felt like it took forever. The coupleCredit:North News / NNP Lewis with son TylerCredit:North News / NNP Mr Little, who worked as an agency worker, lived a completely normal and active life and was not prescribed any medication for the condition.Miss Lee now worries that their two-year-old son Tyler may also have the hereditary condition – and fears that history may repeat itself. The sales assistant said: “I know I can’t change what happened to my family, but I just want to save other families from going through the same grief because of Brugada.”Lewis should have had the option to have an ICD fitted, but he wasn’t “high risk” enough. “Things like this can’t be categorised.”Lewis was my soul mate. He would always say to me that he would propose – he had already picked out our wedding song.”It has just put everything into perspective, life is so short and I feel like I was very naive to think that nothing like this would ever happen.”Brugada syndrome is an uncommon, but serious, heart condition which can result in abnormally rapid heart rhythms that can cause palpitations or fainting.The problem can be genetic, or may be passed on in families but it is possible for people with the condition to have no symptoms at all.The condition is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young, healthy people and may not be diagnosed because there are no visible abnormalities. “They pronounced him dead at the hospital. I later found out that the snoring sound was the air leaving his body. Losing Lewis has destroyed me and our son Tyler.”I believe being fitted with an ICD would have saved my partner’s life. I want people with the same condition to have the choice, low risk or high to have an ICD fitted.”The syndrome is a silent killer – I just want to raise awareness of it and make sure something gets done.”The couple, from Ashington, Northumberland, visited both the Wansbeck Hospital, in Ashington and the Freeman Hospital, in Newcastle, for regular check ups after learning about Lewis’ condition, but say they were assured that he was “low-risk”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share109 Tweet Email2 Jan 25th 2017, 6:30 AM Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, 6:30 AM 17,300 Views Source: Dublin City CouncilTHE LIBERTIES, DUBLIN is getting a public park.After the idea was first suggested in 2013, activist group Cork Street Park were notified this week that a team to build the park had been chosen and would arrive at the site to officially begin work on a park for the area in the coming weeks.The project is the first major project to be developed as part of the Liberties Greening Strategy, and also the first purpose-built public park for the Liberties community.The plans include a pathway, benches, a playground, a terrace, skateboarding facilities, and spaces to add things in at a later stage. Source: Dublin City CouncilSkate D8The interest in Cork Street Park was sparked by skateboarding group Skate D8, who had campaigned to turn the derelict park into a place they could use.It’s often difficult for skateboarders to find somewhere to practice: they can be moved on from areas that aren’t specially designated for skateboarders, while public benches and walls can sometimes be fitted with metal balls and strips to stop people from skating on them.In October 2013, the city manager stopped the park from being levelled and began a process of consultation about how the space could be used.In workshop groups with the local community, green space, community space, and a playground made up more than half of most participants’ priorities for the park.These were added to skatepark facilities to create a park for community events and other activities. 21 Comments It is one of a series of greening projects that the city council plans to undertake over the next few years to support the Liberties in being a great place to live and work.The park is expected to be completed by this summer.Read: ‘The priests would have roast beef for dinner, and a fella would collect the drippings and sell it in his shop’ – The songs and stories of Dublin’s LibertiesFrom 2013: Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park Dublin City CouncilAt the centre of the park will be a large lawn for games and activities and smaller raised lawn for sitting and reclining. On the edges of this central area will be a terrace onto Cork Street, an enclosed play area, a picnic space, and a small exercise space.There will also be a playground for children aged under 10 years old. The large play unit will have a series of levels with raised platforms accessible by ropes and steps and a lower level accessible to children with physical disabilities.The terrace will provide a “hang-out space” for teenagers and a place for skateboarders to display their skills. While the Park design does not incorporate a café kiosk, the terrace is designed to accommodate one in the future.The design of the pergola (a square timber structure with a flat roof and no walls) can also incorporate games such as a chess board on the ground and table tennis, if required.Although there won’t be a specifically allocated area within the park for skating, the edges between the path and grass will be designed as a raised sculptural feature to accommodate activities such as skating, BMX, parkour, play and seating. A closer look at what is planned for the park. Source: Dublin City CouncilA nod to…The pergola inclusion is inspired by the timber frames of the Tenters Field which was located nearby. The Tenters Field was where local textiles makers brought cloth to be stretched and dried.The playground unit will incorporate mock building facades onto Chamber St to resemble the Dutch Billy gable fronted houses that once lined the street.The play equipment is designed to make reference to the historical heritage of the area as being central to Dublin’s cloth working and leather tanning industry. This provides the opportunity to communicate this aspect of the local heritage to the children using the play area.In a statement to TheJournal.ie, Dublin City Council said that the park was “a step forward in addressing the deficit of quality green space and outdoor recreation opportunities in this part of the city”. Work on The Liberties’ new park will begin in the coming weeks The park, which has been approved by Dublin City Council, is expected to be completed by this summer. http://jrnl.ie/3203188 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Two customers of an Orchards smoke shop helped detain a man who allegedly grabbed some items and fled, police said.About 4 p.m. Saturday, the suspect walked into Smoke & Pipe, 12113 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. He allegedly grabbed some item and fled. The clerk grabbed him but he broke free. Two customers then helped hold him until police arrived, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department.Ricardo D. Garcia Arriola, 18, was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, Kapp said. He no longer was in the jail Tuesday evening, a jail employee said..
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami Dolphins are feeling the spirit of the season.The team hosted the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County in a special dinner at Hard Rock Stadium, Sunday.Team members shared their time with 50 boys and girls over a meal provided by Publix.The children had the opportunity to hang out with running back Kenyan Drake, meet some of the Dolphins Cheerleaders and tour the stadium.“I just wanted to give back to the community this holiday cheer, just kind of give somebody just a little extra something to look forward too this season,” said Drake.The Boys & Girls Clubs help children from all around South Florida reach their full potential. The children from Sunday’s dinner were also sent home with full meal kits for their families to enjoy this Thanksgiving Day.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, September 12, 2018:Police noted the traffic lights at the south end of the Wilmington Plaza were not cycling properly. Lights were reset. (11:23am)Police received reports a motor vehicle lockout at AL Prime with a child in the car. A party on scene was able to gain access to the vehicle before police arrived. (11:31am)A party reported losing his license to carry on September 4 or 5. Not sure where he lost it. A log entry was made and the records clerk was notified. (12:33pm)Police received report of a broken manhole cover in several pieces on Dartmouth Avenue. MassDOT & DPW notified. A metal plate and traffic barrel were temporarily placed. (1:16pm)Animal Control Officer responded to reports of an injured hawk on Salem Street. (3:26pm)A 2-vehicle crash took place on Route 62 at the 93 South Exit 40 ramp. Both vehicles towed. Both operators refused medical transport. (5:48pm)Police took a 55-year-old Billerica man into protective custody after he was found intoxicated and partially undressed on Shawsheen Avenue. (8:23pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for September 2: Beer Cans Found At Town Park; Spray Paint At Palmer Park; Sinkhole WorseningIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”
Advertisement Peyton Manning hasn’t made a decision regarding his first post-retirement football job, but he’ll have first pick of anything that opens up where he remotely expresses any interest. Although most suspect Peyton’s future is as an exec, he could also be a head coach, like tomorrow.Manning stopped by Raiders camp and tried out the role of QB guru with Derek Carr on the finer points and nuances of playing the position and pre-snap reads. Marshawn Lynch also popped in for a sec.It’s hard to see Peyton not being great at whatever he chooses to do. He’s a football super computer.“You see I stole your warmup?”Marshawn, Derek and Peyton talking shop is absolute gold 🔊 pic.twitter.com/MbHBMCTZ3F— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 3, 2018
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Microsoft announced today that it bought LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion deal, the tech giant’s largest acquisition in its 41-year history by a wide margin. So what value does Microsoft see in the professional social networking site?LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, who is staying on in his role and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, wrote in an open letter to his employees that the plan is “to operate LinkedIn as a fully independent entity within Microsoft, a model used with great success by companies like YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp.”Related: Why Microsoft ‘Trolling’ Apple’s WWDC16 Conference Is a Brilliant Business MoveAs a basis of comparison, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion 10 years ago. Facebook ultimately paid $715 million for Instagram back in 2012 and most notably bought WhatsApp two years ago for a sizable $19 billion. This new deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn not only surpasses those three examples, but there is also that big gulf between this purchase and the tech giant’s second biggest acquisition to date — its $8.5 billion purchase of Skype in 2011.In an email of his own, Nadella explained his vision for the partnership. “With the new growth in our Office 365 commercial and Dynamics businesses this deal is key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes. Think about it: How people find jobs, build skills, sell, market and get work done and ultimately find success requires a connected professional world. It requires a vibrant network that brings together a professional’s information in LinkedIn’s public network with the information in Office 365 and Dynamics.”Related: Microsoft Will Soon Spawn a Classroom Edition of MinecraftAnalysts who spoke with Entrepreneur tend to agree with Nadella’s view.Scott Denne, a research analyst at 451 Research, says “by acquiring LinkedIn, Microsoft believes it can leverage the world’s most used business network to basically drive usage of its already widely used apps for business professionals.” But since Windows isn’t the monopoly it once was, Denne says that “Microsoft can’t rely on that to secure the future of its office products,” so it makes sense that Microsoft is moving to integrate LinkedIn with those enterprise applications, and use that information to power business-to-business sales and marketing.Related: Microsoft and NASA Team Up to Take You on a Tour of MarsHowever, he thinks that whatever integration will take place will roll out very slowly as to avoid alienating users. “The last thing [Microsoft will] want to do is start scaring off LinkedIn’s current audience.”But that could happen anyway. Forrester analyst Dan Bieler noted that while the deal could go a long way towards bolstering Microsoft’s social networking offerings, “there will be LinkedIn users that are not keen to become sucked into the Microsoft ecosystem as part of their social collaboration activities.”Related: The One Thing You’re Doing Wrong on LinkedInSanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, says he believes LinkedIn’s 49 percent increase in mobile users over the last year was very appealing to Microsoft. “The intent here is to drive more mobile ad revenue and build more platforms, which will use the capabilities of [products such as] Office 365 and extend these marketing solutions that already are there with LinkedIn.”However, Bieler cautions that LinkedIn isn’t going to be a cure all when it comes to Microsoft’s mobile woes either. “Microsoft’s weak position in mobile ecosystems could dramatically undermine LinkedIn’s longer-term opportunities. If Microsoft underestimates the mobile dimension for LinkedIn, the future for LinkedIn could be very questionable. Users are fickle and there is no loyalty to outdated social media platforms.”Related: 18 Tips to Create Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile (Infographic)But Denne says that while Google Drive and some of Google’s other enterprise offerings are certainly a threat to Microsoft, the LinkedIn buy “gives Microsoft a potential set of capabilities and features that Google just doesn’t have and is unlikely to ever be able to get. It definitely gives Microsoft a little bit of an edge.”Looking ahead, Gogia believes that while the move puts Microsoft in league with Google and Facebook, the Windows maker is going to have to perhaps make another deal to cement its place in the mobile arena. “Google and Facebook have invested tremendously in mobile ad networks, whereas Microsoft has absolutely nobody, so I would assume next that they would go out and acquire a company to be able to make up for that.” Related: 5 Ways to Stop Embarrassing Yourself on LinkedInGene Marks, president of the Marks Group, a company that sells customer relationship management systems including Microsoft products, characterized CRMs as a market worth $24 billion, and says that this move is a big one that puts Microsoft ahead of the game — and not just with Google, but with major competitor Salesforce.”This is a huge value add that will separate [Microsoft] from what Salesforce offers. The biggest failing these [CRM] systems have is that they are not integrated with social media at all,” Marks says. “If [you] had a conversation on LinkedIn, none of that would go into the CRM. [That information] is all off on another island. … I always thought that LinkedIn was going to go into the CRM business. But they were bought by Microsoft.” June 13, 2016 Enroll Now for Free
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An amendment to the law which would prevent the Cyprus Medical Association (CyMA) from stopping the employment of foreign doctors in the National Health Scheme (Gesy) will be tabled on Friday by the Citizens Alliance, its president Giorgos Lillikas said on Monday.Following CyMA’s decision last week to officially call on its members to refrain from joining Gesy, the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) – in charge of implementing Gesy – has intensified efforts towards processing various contingency plans ahead of implementing Gesy in June.Should Cypriot doctors, and especially those in primary healthcare, refuse to participate, the HIO will on the basis of a European directive call for doctors from other EU countries.Following speculations that this would include bringing in doctors from Greece, CyMA’s deputy head, Marios Karaiskakis, warned on Friday that the association has the authority to refuse to grant medical licences if it deems it would threaten local physicians.“In other words, are they telling us they would bring in strike-breakers?” Karaiskakis told Alpha TV on Friday.In response, Lillikas said on Monday that an amendment to current legislation to be tabled on Friday will seek to open the market to foreign doctors, claiming that current legislation is prone to “exploitation so that the health sector is kept hostage to the interests of some”.Later on Monday, CyMA announced that 37 of its 43 member medical associations have ratified the decision of its medical board not to back Gesy.The medical societies in question, CyMa said, expressed their support and solidarity with the association’s medical board.In the wake of CyMA’s call to boycott Gesy, citing the refusal of the government to allow doctors who join Gesy to also practise privately, the HIO has launched a new information campaign, targeting doctors of different medical specialities.The move follows requests by doctors themselves to be better informed regarding the procedure for their participation in Gesy and their fees.The HIO has also been busy developing several other contingency plans for possible scenarios that may disrupt efforts to implement Gesy.For example, as shown by the registrations of doctors to the training seminars organised by the HIO in the coming days, a shortage of doctors signing up for Gesy is more likely among paediatricians rather than general practitioners for adults.As such, the HIO is developing a possible solution which will reduce the age until which minors visit paediatricians from 15 to 14 or 13 years old.The HIO is also considering cooperating more closely with the organisation of state health services (Okypy) in view of using their facilities.The cooperation with private hospitals was also considered, though this seems unlikely following the firm rejection on Saturday by the association of private hospitals (Pasin) to join Gesy.Pasin likened joining Gesy to “jumping into the abyss”, after the group’s spokesman, who had said they were ready to enter into dialogue with the government, resigned on Friday.The full list of the 37 medical specialities refusing to join Gesy are: the pulmonary medical society, that of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathologists, haematologists, gynaecologists and obstetricians, nephrologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, urologists, orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists, nuclear medicine doctors, plastic surgeons, neurologists, acupuncturists, biopathologists – microbiologists, otorhinolaryngologists, dermatologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, thoracic surgeons, vascular and intravascular surgeons, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, paediatricians, endocrinologists, colposcopy and cervical pathologists, perinatal doctors, general physicians, ophthalmologists, intensivists, hypertension specialists, forensic pathologists, family doctors, diabeticians, child psychiatrists, paediatric surgeons and anaesthesiologists. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Remand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Transport Minister Marios Demetriades said that Larnaca and Paphos airport operator Hermes Airports and the ministry of transport, communications and works are considering plans to expand their infrastructure to cope with increased passenger traffic.While both airports are at present still in position to service travellers, should it be deemed necessary all steps to extend infrastructures will be taken, Demetriades said according to a statement on the website of the Press and Information Office on Thursday.The minister, who was commenting following the signing of a new agreement with Hermes regulating incentives offered to airlines, said that the government’s revenue from the operation of the two airports has been rising every year mainly on increased traffic.The incentive scheme aiming at attracting airlines to the two airports, had been particularly successful and led to an increase in traffic which in turn helped the economy, he said.Directly or indirectly, tourism accounts for roughly a quarter of the Cypriot economy which emerged in 2015 from a prolonged recession and expanded last year 2.8 per cent. Arrivals rose last year 20 per cent to 3.186.531 which was an all-time high and the trend continues well into 2017 with arrivals rising 15 per cent in the first seven months of the year to 1,994,236.The increase in passenger traffic at both airports prompted Hermes to advise travellers to show up at the airport at least two hours ahead of scheduled departure during the summer holidays in which traveller traffic peaks. It often led to traffic jams caused by cars delivering to or picking up passengers from the airport.The overall benefit for the government, which signed a build-operate-transfer agreement with Hermes in 2006 for the construction of new airport facilities in Larnaca and Paphos, exceeds €1bn which includes also the cost of constructing the new airport facilities.Hermes completed the construction of the new Larnaca airport in 2009, a year after doing so in Paphos.Demetriades who oversaw the commercialisation of the Limassol port, the single success story of the government’s privatisation programme agreed with international creditors in 2013 in exchange for a bailout, said that the agreement with Hermes has proved that this type of agreements is of benefit for the state.He added that the Limassol port saw its productivity increase 50 per cent in the first six months of its operation under the new status, under consortiums led by EuroGate and Dubai Ports.“When you assign projects to companies and organisations of major outreach such as Hermes Airports and the companies offering services at the Limassol port, the benefit for the state and the island’s economy is guaranteed,” he said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
04Jun Rep. Lucido announces ‘Rep. for a Day’ summer reading contest Categories: Lucido News State Rep. Peter J. Lucido is sponsoring a summer reading contest for local elementary school students. Rep. Lucido hopes the contest encourages students to keep their minds active during the summer months.“Reading is vitally important to future success in life,” said Rep. Lucido, a Republican from Shelby Township. “By encouraging reading at an early age, we can assist these young students in having a brighter tomorrow.”The summer reading contest runs through Sept. 1 and is open to students enrolled in grades one through five. Readers who have finished 10 books can drop off the completed bookmarks at their local library. There is no limit to the number of bookmarks that can be submitted, so long as each bookmark lists 10 completed books.Rep. Lucido will draw names to determine the winners of the contest, who will then be invited with their families to the Capitol this fall to act as state representatives for a day.Bookmarks necessary for entering the contest are available throughout the summer at the following participating libraries: Shelby Township Library, 51680 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township; Kezar Library, 107 Church St. in the Village of Romeo; and Graubner Library, 65821 Van Dyke Road in Washington Township.Additional entry form bookmarks can also be downloaded and printed at www.RepPeterLucido.com.Rep. Lucido serves the 36th District, representing the families and residents in the townships of Shelby, Washington, Bruce and the Village of Romeo.###
France 24 has signed a distribution deal with over-the-top platform Boxee.Mainly used in the United States and in Canada, the Boxee platform will now include a dedicated France 24 application in its global catalogue, giving users access to the channel’s programmes in English. Programming in French and Arabic will be available in the first half of next year.