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Top UN management official outlines priorities stresses highest standards of integrity

5 March 2007Describing the United Nations Department of Management as the “backbone” of the world body, the top UN management official today outlined her priorities for the coming year, namely implementing reforms to improve the organization’s efficiency and accountability, as she also stressed the need to maintain the highest standards of integrity. Under-Secretary-General for Management Alicia Bárcena, who has now been in the post for two months, also told reporters that 98 per cent of those UN staff required to disclose their financial assets under the Ethics Office’s Financial Disclosure Programme have already done so, while the remaining two per cent would have their contracts terminated if they failed to comply. This initiative is also aimed at greater accountability.“The Member States have given us a big amount of tasks already since last year…they approved quite a lot of reforms and that’s why one of the main things that we have to do is implement them. So the major focus of my work at least for this year will be basically implementation,” said Ms. Bárcena at UN Headquarters in New York.“And one of these priorities…is how do we keep the highest possible standards of integrity, ethics, transparency, conduct in this organization, that’s the number one priority for everyone and for that we have to do so many things, from the internal justice system that we are discussing now…the other element of this implementation of the reform is all the area of accountability…how do we become better in terms of accountability?”She emphasized the importance of the Ethics Office, noting also its training role, and also added that new senior managers who come to the UN – including herself – will have to sign an agreement with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, outlining their commitments and roles so that people can measure their performances. She said these would also be made public.Submitting timely budgets and budget proposals is also key for her Department, she said, while also highlighting progress made on the Capital Master Plan, which is aimed at renovating the world body’s New York Headquarters, buildings that for the most part were completed in the early 1950s.Turning to human resources management reforms, she stressed the priority of improving the “administration of justice,” noting that the system currently operating was designed in 1945 for 1,000 or so people, but now there are 55,000 staff. Ms. Bárcena also spoke about the Secretary-General’s emphasis on staff mobility, adding her Department was looking into this.“We know that there are two elements that we need to ensure good mobility, and that is, the conditions of service have to be more or less homogenous so people can really move from one place to the other. And of course, the harmonization of contracts, and that’s a problem that we still have and we hope the Member States will make good decisions…[on this] in the General Assembly.”Further, she said her Department was working closely to assist in the debate with Member States regarding the realignment of peacekeeping operations as proposed by Mr. Ban, and it was also close to hiring a chief to head the information technology office at the UN. read more


Four soldiers sentenced to jail over rape

The Jaffna High court  further ordered the accused to pay one of the women who was raped Rs. 500,000 as compensation and the other Rs. 100,000 in compensation. The Jaffna high court today sentenced four military personnel who were charged with the rape of two women in the Wishvamadu area in Mulaithivu to 25 years imprisonment yesterday.The four were accused and charged for raping two women in a tent on the 6th of June 2010. However one of the four suspects had fled and the police have not been able to arrest him. The judge ordered that if the convicts fail to pay the compensation to the two victims, they would have to serve a further five years jail term in addition to their 25 year jail term. (Colombo Gazette)


Wigneswaran seeks international probe over attacks on Muslims

At the discussion Wigneswaran noted that Muslims are part of Sri Lanka yet they were attacked for no reason following the Easter Sunday bombings. The Tamil Makkal Kootani (TMK) led by Wigneswaran met for talks in Jaffna. Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has called for an international investigation into the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka.Wigneswaran, who has in the past demanded an international investigation into the war,  said that the rights of Muslims had been violated after the Easter Sunday attacks. He said that the Muslims are a community close to the Tamil community and so he would be writing to the UN Human Rights Council and other international bodies seeking an international investigation on the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


Target Corp says 1700 to be laid off 1400 open jobs eliminated

MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. says it will lay off 1,700 workers and permanently close out another 1,400 open positions.The announcement puts a number on last week’s announcement that the U.S. retailer would eliminate several thousand jobs as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion in costs over the next two years.Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the cuts will come primarily at headquarters locations in the Minneapolis area, where the company employs about 13,500 people.The U.S. job cuts follow Target’s decision to pull out of Canada, shedding about 17,600 employees once the process is complete, following a disastrous foray into the company’s first international market.In January, Target chief executive Brian Cornell made the decision to close all of the company’s 133 Canadian stores in order to focus on revving up sales in the United States, where it competes in the department store segment against Walmart.Target shares fell 31 cents to $78.26 in morning trading Tuesday Chris Webley, left, one of the Target employees laid off Tuesday morning, leaves Target’s downtown Minneapolis corporate headquarters Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Target Corp. said Tuesday it is laying off 1,700 workers and eliminating another 1,400 unfilled positions as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion over the next two years. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT MBO TV is soft out AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2015 10:45 am MDT Target Corp. says 1,700 to be laid off, 1,400 open jobs eliminated in restructuring read more


Widowed NFL Star Working To Build School In Sudan

Ashley Harris with child on Africa trip.Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris lost his wife suddenly in February to a brain aneurysm. But even in his grief, Harris knew Ashley Harris would want him to continue their passion.And so, the San Diego Charger is honoring her memory by creating schools in African countries. The facilities — starting in Sudan — will serve girls who have been abused or enslaved by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. He will name it the Ashley Harris Sunshine School, and he hopes to build many more across the continent.Harris and Ashley, who was just 29, took two trips to Africa through Pros for Africa, a non-profit organization that describes its mission, “connecting professionals of all fields with the children of Africa.” Ashley Harris was moved by the people she met in Tanzania and Uganda. The organization appreciated her commitment so much that it dedicated to her this year’s medical expedition through northern Uganda and South Sudan.Tommie Harris has called on his NFL comrades to support his ambition. Matt Forte, who played with Harris with the Chicago Bears, already has signed on as a donor. Considering the large NFL contingent that reached out to Harris after his wife’s death, and his many fans in Chicago and San Diego, Harris has a strong base to achieve his mission — and honor his wife. read more


Le dauphin aurait une meilleure mémoire sociale que lhomme

first_imgLe dauphin aurait une meilleure mémoire sociale que l’hommeUne étude tout juste publiée nous apprend que les dauphins sont capables de reconnaître un congénère après 20 ans de séparation. Cet animal aurait ainsi la plus longue mémoire sociale jamais enregistrée chez un mammifère.Les éléphants sont connus pour leur excellente mémoire qui leur permet de ne jamais oublier un des leurs. Néanmoins, seules “des preuves anecdotiques” prouve cette assertion, indique Jason Bruck de l’Université de Chicago. Ce scientifique, lui, s’est intéressé aux dauphins et à leur sifflement caractéristique qui fait pour eux office de nom et qui rend chaque individu immédiatement identifiable par ses semblables.C’est au cours de ses recherches que M. Bruck a voulu vérifier si les dauphins gardaient en mémoire la signature d’un congénère. Il a ainsi étudié 43 dauphins vivant dans six parcs zoologiques ou aquatiques différents, chacun d’entre eux ayant échangé des animaux avec les autres. L’expérience proprement dite a consisté à faire entendre aux dauphins l’enregistrement de sifflements de leurs congénères. Le chercheur a ainsi constaté que les dauphins réagissaient davantage à l’écoute de sifflements de dauphins avec lesquels ils avaient été en contact, même de nombreuses années plus tôt. “Lorsqu’ils entendent un dauphin qu’ils connaissent, ils s’approchent souvent rapidement du haut-parleur”, indique Jason Bruck cité par l’AFP. “Parfois ils tournent autour, sifflent, essaient d’obtenir une réponse”, précise le scientifique. Des dauphins séparés qui se reconnaissent À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il cite l’exemple d’Allie et Bailey qui ont partagé le même bassin de Floride à l’âge de 2 et 4 ans. Or, 20 ans et six mois après leur dernier contact, Bailey reconnaît toujours l’enregistrement d’Allie. Ainsi, les résultats publiés dans la revue Proceedings B de la Royal Society britannique, tendent à accorder au dauphin un niveau de reconnaissance “très comparable à la mémoire sociale de l’homme” qui lui permet de reconnaître des visages. Selon le chercheur, ce type de reconnaissance pourrait même être plus durable chez le dauphin que chez l’homme car le sifflement du dauphin est immuable tandis qu’un visage humain change au fil du temps. L’animal pourrait alors posséder la meilleure mémoire sociale de tous les mammifères, d’après les chercheurs. Le 9 août 2013 à 20:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Pellegrini Yaya Toure not a priority for West Ham

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini coached Yaya Toure – a free agent after leaving Olympiakos – at Manchester City but says his position is already filled at the German club.Manuel Pellegrini says he spoke to Yaya Toure at the beginning of the season and praised the former Manchester City midfielder’s skills. He also said that he lost some of his ability in Greece and that Toure is not being considered for West Ham.“I spoke with Yaya at the beginning of the season,” Pellegrini said, according to FourFourTwo.“Yaya is a great player, a top player that plays in every part of the role.“I don’t know what happened with him in Greece.“But in this moment we are just thinking about the next game that we are going to play and I don’t want to talk until the end of December about the window and which players that we need.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“At this moment, I cannot answer your question. It’s not a priority as in that position we already have players.”Samir Nasri, who plays under Pellegrini at West Ham, also played alongside Yaya Toure at City when the Chilean coach was there.“Nasri is still working with us the whole month,” Pellegrini added.“The same as I said with Yaya, we are just thinking about the games rather than changes that we are going to do in January.“Of course he is working with us, he is doing well and we will decide in the correct moment.”last_img read more


Babcox Media Buys Motorcycle Trade Title

first_imgAkron, Ohio-based Babcox Media Inc. has acquired Motorcycle Product News from Athletic Business Publications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Founded in 1920, Babcox publishes 15 print trade magazines, e-newsletters and offers custom publishing services, primarily serving the automotive aftermarket. The addition of MPN effectively extends Bobcox’s reach into the motorcycle and powersports markets.According to Athletic Business Publications president Peter Brown, divesting MPN was pursued “in order to allow Athletic Business to concentrate on its core competencies in the sports, recreation, fitness, pool and spa, and wood flooring b-to-b media markets.” Babcox chairman, president and CEO Bill Babcox did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment. Neither did vice president and CFO Greg Cira.MPN carries a monthly circulation of 15,000. Editor Colleen Brousil and associate publisher Dean Kelly are expected to join Babcox Media.Athletic Business Publications was represented by M.C. Alcamo & Co., Inc. in the deal.last_img read more


Huge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On November 1011

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) will host a firearm and knife show, featuring 500 tables, on Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, November 11, 2018, 9am-3pm.Participants can buy, sell and trade sporting, antique, and collectible firearms; custom and high quality knives; and various militaria.The general admission fee for adults is $12. Children 12 and under, with an adult, are free. Parking is also free. Learn more HERE. A $1-off coupon can be found HERE.The event is hosted by New Mart Promotions of Massachusetts and promoted by the NRA-affiliated Westchester Collectors Club.(DISCLAIMER: All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.  New Massachusetts requirement for firearm purchases – a “pin” number is needed to purchase a firearm. Pin numbers can be obtained from the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services by calling 617-660-4722, Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHuge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On March 3-4In “Business”Huge Gun Show Returns To Wilmington On November 11-12In “Business”Huge Gun Show In Wilmington On November 14-15In “Business”last_img read more


2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel vs Chevy Silverado Ford F150 and GMC Sierra

first_img 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 drops weight, adds muscle, tons of tech 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness PricingThough pricing has not yet been confirmed for all models, opting for a diesel engine in any half-ton truck usually costs a few thousand dollars extra.For the 2020 Silverado, Chevrolet says the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel is a $2,495 premium over a comparable truck with the 5.3-liter V8 engine, or $3,890 more than a model with the 2.7-liter, turbocharged I4. The 3.0-liter diesel I6 is priced identically to the Silverado’s larger, 6.2-liter, gasoline V8.In the F-150, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 is a $4,000 option on XLT and Lariat models, and a $3,000 upcharge on the King Ranch and Platinum.We expect the GMC Sierra to have a pricing structure similar to the Chevy Silverado since, you know, they’re the same truck. As for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, we’re told pricing will be available near the end of this year, but don’t be surprised if it’s a several-thousand-dollar option, as well. AvailabilityFull-size pickup trucks are known for offering myriad configurations and trim levels — that’s part of what makes them so popular with buyers in the US. For the diesel-powered variants, Ram is the only truckmaker that offers its EcoDiesel engine on all 1500 models. Hell, you can even get the new EcoDiesel engine on the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, which is actually a carry-over, last-generation truck.Chevrolet and Ford offer their diesel engines on four trims of the Silverado and F-150. GMC, meanwhile, offers the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel on all but the base Sierra trim.Model availabilityChevrolet SilveradoLT, RST, LTZ, High CountryFord F-150XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, PlatinumGMC SierraSLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, Denali, CarbonPro EditionRam 1500Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, Limited 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro edition brings us the bed of the future Tags Towing and payloadBecause diesel engines make tons of torque, it means these trucks offer towing and payload capabilities that rival their thirstier, V8-powered counterparts. The Ford F-150 is a notable exception here, however, as it also offers a 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged, gasoline-fed V6, which is how you get the truck’s maximum, 13,200-pound tow rating.As of now, General Motors has not confirmed the maximum towing and payload capacities for its diesel-powered trucks. Ram has released the EcoDiesel’s tow rating, but says we’ll get payload information closer to the truck’s on-sale date.Maximum towingMaximum payloadChevrolet SilveradoTBDTBDFord F-15011,400 pounds2,020 poundsGMC SierraTBDTBDRam 150012,560 poundsTBD Ram Chevrolet GMC Ford 41 Photos 2018 Ford F-150 looks ravishing in red 0 8 Photos 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is a torque-tastic truck Share your voice 42 Photos More From Roadshow 22 Photos 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD first drive: Teched out for towing Post a comment PowertrainAll four trucks use 3.0-liter, turbo-diesel, 6-cylinder engines. The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra use a Duramax inline-6, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford, meanwhile, uses a Power Stroke V6, also mated to a 10-speed automatic. Ram’s EcoDiesel V6 uses the 1500’s TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic gearbox. All four diesel-powered trucks are available with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive.Given the fact that all three engines have the same displacement, output figures are pretty close across the board. The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra offer the most horsepower, with 277. But with diesel engines, it’s torque that matters most of all, and the Ram 1500 takes the cake here, with 480 pound-feet.Fuel economy is a big reason to go diesel, and while we would’ve called it out in its own section, only the Ford F-150 Power Stroke has official EPA ratings. For 2019, the 3.0-liter, diesel-powered, two-wheel-drive F-150 is estimated to return 22 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined. With four-wheel drive, those numbers drop to 20, 25 and 22, respectively. EnginePower (hp)Torque (lb-ft)TransmissionChevrolet Silverado3.0-liter turbo-diesel I627746010-speed automaticFord F-1503.0-liter turbo-diesel V625044010-speed automaticGMC Sierra3.0-liter turbo-diesel I627746010-speed automaticRam 15003.0-liter turbo-diesel V62604808-speed automatic 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ With the introduction of the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel on Monday, the full-size, half-ton pickup truck class will have four diesel-powered offerings. When the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel goes on sale at the end of this year, it’ll battle the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra, both of which offer new, turbo-diesel engines.With that in mind, let’s take a look at how these diesel-powered pickup trucks stack up. Unfortunately, because the General Motors twins and the Ram aren’t officially on sale yet, we don’t have all the final details; pricing, fuel economy and, in some cases, towing information are not available as of this writing. (Stay tuned for updates.)A final point of clarification: Some of you may wonder why we’ve excluded the Nissan Titan XD from this comparison. For starters, the Titan XD uses a larger, 5.0-liter, turbo-diesel V8. And in fact, the truck is a bit larger than these American competitors — it’s more of a heavy-duty pickup than a half-ton, light-duty truck. Therefore, we’ve decided to leave it off. Truckslast_img read more


US Senate passes provision to give India NATO allylike status

first_imgWashington: The US Senate has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America’s NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence cooperation. The National Defence Authorisation Act or NDAA for the fiscal year 2020, that contained such a proposal was passed by the US Senate last week. Introduced by Senate India Caucus Co-Chair Senator John Cornyn with the support of Senate India Caucus Co-Chair Senator Mark Warner, the amendment provides for increased US-India defence cooperation in the Indian Ocean in the areas of humanitarian assistance, counterterrorism, counter-piracy and maritime security. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Last week, House India Caucus Co-Chair Brad Sherman, along with Congressmen Joe Wilson, Ami Bera, Ted Yoho, George Holding, Ed Case and Raja Krishnamoorthi introduced a similar legislative proposal to the House FY2020 NDAA that would greatly enhance the US-India relationship. The bill would be signed into law after both the chambers of the US Congress – the House of Representatives and the Senate – passes it. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The House is expected to take up its version of the NDAA sometime in July before legislators adjourn for the month-long August recess on July 29. In a statement, the Hindu American Foundation commended Senators Cornyn and Warner for their efforts in advancing the US-India strategic partnership. “Elevating India to non-NATO status is vital, now more than ever, for the US, for India, and for the entire region,” said HAF managing director Samir Kalra. Advertise With Us “Whether we do that with free standing legislation or whether we do that with an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act matters, I think, very little. What matters is that we recognise the importance, in a tangible way, of the US-India alliance,” Congressman Sherman said at the HAF Capitol Hill Reception last week. The US recognised India as a “Major Defence Partner” in 2016, a designation that allows India to buy more advanced and sensitive technologies from America at par with that of the US’ closest allies and partners, and ensures enduring cooperation into the future.last_img read more


3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Position Their Brand to Dominate Voice Search

first_img 6 min read Enroll Now for Free June 12, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Comscore predicts that by 2020, 50 percent of all searches will be completed with voice. Yet, according to a recent survey by personalization provider RichRelevance, almost 70 percent of U.S. shoppers have not yet used a voice assistant to find a product or to get product information.Related: How Entrepreneurs Can Take Advantage of Voice Search MarketingIf you’re a business owner, you’re likely to have one of two reactions to this: either (you’re thinking):”It’s too early to bet any significant portion of my marketing budget on voice,” or,”Now is the time to double-down on my voice initiatives and win the race for my brand.”I recently attended Vayner Media’s VoiceCon (on the future of voice and digital audio, including AI) with a handful of my leadership team. There was plenty of pomp and circumstance, fluff and encouragement for everyone in attendance.But me — I’m a tactical person. Of all the speeches, presentations and rah-rah sessions, the thing that stood out is that there wasn’t a ton of actionable advice regarding what brands can do right now. A lot of the information we’re getting is speculative at this point.Fear not, however: There are specific actions entrepreneurs can take right now to be active now, when we’re on the frontier of voice. Here’s where to start:Dive in to sonic branding.Sonic branding is nothing new. Go back to the early days of radio and television and you’ll find examples of it from Twentieth Century Fox (the music that heralded each new movie from that studio), the NBC chimes and the roar of the Metro Goldwyn Mayer lion.Skip ahead to the ’70s and ’80s to see the Price is Right branding (loser chimes) the tag line “by Mennen” and Super Mario’s coin chimes, to name a few. More modern examples include Sportscenter (da da da), Intel and the Mac startup sound.Related: Voice Search Is Exploding and Digital Strategy Will Never Be the SameThe thing you’ll notice about all of them is that they aren’t songs, and they aren’t jingles with catchy lyrics — they’re sounds and tones that are directly and almost universally recognized as a brand. The message is that when you’re looking to make yourself audibly recognizable, you shouldn’t concentrate on words or taglines or think about musical composition.Instead, find something simple yet unique that can accompany every audio advertisement that you plan on inserting into your ads, on Spotify, Pandora or any podcasts your brand deems a good fit for reaching your audience.Consistency is key.Today, only 16 percent of Americans own a smart speaker … around 39 million people. But that number is 128 percent higher than it was in January 2017. Voice is taking over more and more of the search market, and the time to optimize your strategy to leverage it isn’t going to be when it reaches 50 percent in 2020 — it’s right now.This isn’t an online search engine I’m talking about. It isn’t a medium where consumers can look at different sources to find information about your brand. It’s a channel where the in-home assistant is going to present one result that people are going to listen to, so the AI used by your assistant has to know that the information it presents is 100 percent accurate.If there’s conflicting information about your hours, address, phone number, email or point of contact between multiple different platforms, you’re going to rank low on the totem pole of results and your brand will be largely ignored by voice-search results.You need to be utterly thorough and consistent across every social channel, every review-based site and every single online listing; and you need to be updating the information constantly. Every time you change anything in terms of company listing information, every one of those sites and platforms you’re listed on must be immediately changed and updated to ensure everyone can find you the exact way you want to be found.Companies like Yext already do exactly that. Yext will allow users to update 75 to 100 listings with a couple of keystrokes. This works twofold: It makes it easy to ensure your information is consistent across all channels, and it allows you to consistently update your listings so that the Google algorithm finds you relevant.Alexa Skills squattingFor those unfamiliar with Alexa Skills, it’s a function that allows users to download skills to their Alexa device, then get updates and tips every day on that specific skill. There’s a huge opportunity here for agencies, brands and business owners.Let’s say you own a social media marketing agency. If you create a skill called “Facebook marketing advice,” you have the ability to talk straight to that part of your crowd that subscribes to that skill. All they have to do is say “Alexa, give me an update on Facebook marketing advice” and your voice will pour in to their living room. You’ll be able to speak directly to those people, humanizing your relationship with and establishing yourself as an authority on the subject.That’s why the time to own key phrases within skills is now. Get out in front of everyone else, and when voice has reached its potential a few years hence, you won’t be scrounging for what’s left of the terms your audience is searching for. You’ll be the authority.Even if you’re fuzzy on how to create these skills, there are agencies like Conversable and Pullstring that specialize in developing this kind of technology.As I said, voice still has a ways to go before it becomes the ubiquitous solution for search. I have five voice assistants in my office and all five of them give me different answers to the same question, so we aren’t there yet. But, we will be, and sooner than you think.Related: The New Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Voice SearchIf you take the preparatory steps above, you’ll be in position to bury your competition before the deadline even approaches. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more


DEAL ALERT GoPro HERO5 Session 4K Cert Refurb for Just 120 –

first_img Share Tweet Submit Need an action camera? Then you’ll be happy to learn that the GoPro HERO5 Session 4K is down to just $120 if you are willing to take the certified refurbished route.Grab the GoPro HERO5 Session for an Amazingly Low Price of Just $120If you are out and about to grab yourself an action camera then nothing comes close to what GoPro offers in the market. There are tons of options out there and one of the most standout one is the HERO5 Session.Capable of churning out 4K video in a very compact form-factor, it’s the camera to have if you are going to out conquer the outdoors. It is also water-proof, which means that you can take it out in the ocean to a depth of 33-feet, all without needing a housing of sorts. That’s not all though, it features a wonderful one-button design which turns on the camera and starts recording immediately.If you are looking to buy this thing brand new, it will set you back $199. But, the certified refurbished route lands you the same thing for an amazingly low price of just $120. Pick one up today for yourself or as a gift.Buy GoPro HERO5 Session – Certified Refurbished [eBay link]last_img read more


Filipino corruption witness pledges to return loot

first_img Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Originally among those facing corruption complaints, Tuason later was allowed by the Department of Justice to become a state witness after offering to disclose details of the alleged large-scale graft. She said she decided to return recently from the United States, where she hid for months, despite the risks because she felt so guilty.“I really actually even felt like I was Judas Iscariot,” Tuason said when asked by senators why she had a change of heart. “I don’t want to die with 80 million Filipinos hating me. I don’t want to die with my grandchildren being ashamed of me.”Tuason told the senators she handed kickbacks from bogus government livelihood projects to prominent Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, son of an ousted president, and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s chief of staff. She said she personally delivered stacks of money that were so heavy she once had to use a trolley bag to deliver them.The two senators have strongly denied any wrongdoing.The corruption scandal has outraged many in the poverty-stricken Philippines. TV footage and images of those implicated basking in luxury sparked such an uproar that hundreds of thousands of ordinary people joined a protest in Manila last August. Department of Justice officials filed the first major corruption complaints in September against Estrada, Enrile and a third senator, Ramon Revilla Jr., who also denied any wrongdoing, following the public outcry over the alleged plunder of millions of dollars intended for anti-poverty and livelihood projects. Others facing corruption complaints were former lawmakers and a wealthy businesswoman.Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said at the time that the complaints accused the lawmakers of conspiring with dummy aid organizations to funnel millions of dollars in government funds to non-existent agriculture and livelihood projects and received huge kickbacks in return.The kickbacks were part of $141 million transferred from 2007 to 2009 to dozens of questionable private organizations, according to a government audit that was part of the evidence used against the lawmakers.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Patients with chronic pain give advice Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A star witness in a corruption scandal implicating powerful Philippine lawmakers publicly acknowledged her role Thursday in deals that defrauded the government of large amounts of anti-poverty funds and pledged to return nearly $1 million in kickbacks she received from corrupt deals.Businesswoman and socialite Ruby Tuason testified at a televised Senate committee hearing that she decided to tell the public what she knew of the corruption and the alleged involvement of two prominent senators after watching the misery of many poor Filipino survivors of a powerful typhoon last November. Sponsored Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Top Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more


French conservatives reject mayor who wants to ban Islam

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home France has an estimated 5 million Muslims, most of whom are moderate and fear being associated with terrorism after deadly attacks by Islamic radicals in January.Several UMP members called the comments unacceptable. The conservative party said it plans to exclude him.The party is led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How men can have a healthy 2019 Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona PARIS (AP) — France’s main opposition conservative party, the UMP, is seeking to punish a mayor in its ranks who called for banning Islam, the country’s No. 2 religion.Robert Chardon, mayor of the southern town of Venelles, tweeted an appeal to ban Islam on Thursday night. Later he was quoted by Le Monde as proposing a plan for Muslims to practice their religion “in their country of origin.”last_img read more


Tourism Malaysia launches MyTA app for safety of tourists

first_imgTourism Malaysia recently announced the launch of My Tourist Assist (MyTA) a mobile app to support the safety of traveller in the country. The app is developed by UST Global and managed by Jana Tiga Holdings Sdn Bhd, a company working with large Malaysian conglomerates.My Tourist Assist™ is an e-Government service under Tourism Malaysia. Malaysia is one of most visited destination in the world and app will ensure the safety of travellers visiting the country. The app is available for download on Google Play and App Store.Commenting on the launch, Gilroy Mathew, Head – APAC, UST Global, said, “We are happy to work with the Malaysia Tourism department in launching My Tourist AssistTM app. We launched UrSafe a few years back in India and witnessed a huge traction and applause by the Police department.”The app will also assist the traveller in locating places like police stations, hospitals, pharmacy, ATMs, Embassy, train stations and petrol pumps. Tourists can select the service they are looking for an open its location on the map to reach there.George John, Director ASEAN, UST Global, said, “We are excited to launch MyTA app with UrSafe feature developed by our Malaysia team. We are confident that the app will be of great use to the millions of tourists visiting the country and will help make Malaysia a safer place to travel to.”Dato James Wong, Chairman, Jana Tiga, said, “I’m proud to bring this app as it would certainly make the travel of tourists safer in Malaysia. Millions of travellers would benefit most from the many features of this apps.”Apart from being user-friendly and easy to use, the app is highly recommended by the Tourism Malaysia. More features will be added in the coming days.last_img read more


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first_img“Yeah, it was definitely exciting to get some turnovers,” he said. “Any time you get turnovers, you put your team in position to score and that usually turns into a win.”Mathieu is also getting the attention of those on offense — most notably quarterback Carson Palmer.“Tyrann is getting his hands on a lot of balls,” Palmer said Friday. “He’s so quick and explosive in and out of breaks and reading concepts and knowing coverages and weaknesses in where we’re trying to throw the ball.”Mathieu believes a lot of that has to do with his ever-growing comfort level. After a full year away from the game, it’s all coming back to the 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy finalist.“I think the game is definitely slowing down for me,” he said. “Right now, I’m just trying to get used to the shoulder pads and just running around out there just really trying to have some fun. It’s camp, sometimes it’s redundant so you just want to go out here and have some fun when you get on the field.”But it wasn’t all fun for Mathieu on Friday. Former college teammate and fellow defensive back Patrick Peterson lined up on offense and beat Mathieu deep on a long pass from Palmer. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling GLENDALE — Fans who have attended any of the open practices of the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in the last week have seen the defense get it hands on a lot of passes, both at the line of scrimmage and down the field.One of the main agitators on defense in the first week has been rookie third-round pick Tyrann Mathieu. The LSU product had two interceptions during Thursday’s practice in Tempe and continued to get his hands on balls Friday. Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 9 “I think he’s a little faster than me,” Mathieu admitted with a smile. “He got me on that one, so hopefully (Saturday) I’ll get him back.”The Cardinals will hold their Red-White scrimmage Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium. The session is open to the public and gets underway at 2:00 p.m.last_img read more


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