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City’s Arts and Culture Commission to Meet, Discuss Moving Sculpture

first_img Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty The City of Pasadena’s Arts and Culture Commission meets Wednesday, January 11, to review and approve Annual Grants Program Guidelines for fiscal year 2017-2018, and a receive the final report on the conduct of Fall Art Night 2016.This is an information only presentation. No action is being taken by the Commission.The scuplture, Two Open Rectangles Gyratory by artist George Rickey, is a 25′ abstract kinetic sculpture with two movable forms on two pronged fork base. It is currently at Parsons, 00 W. Walnut Street in PasadenaEvery year, the Commission approves changes to the annual Grants Program guidelines, in order to maximize the public benefit of grant funds to the community.For fiscal year 2017-2018, Pasadena Cultural Affairs Manager Rochelle Branch said staff is recommending a revision of the text under Guidelines and Applications to emphasize the importance of “public benefit” as it relates to the Pasadena community.The change in the text is meant to emphasize the need for grant applicants to articulate how their proposed program can be of benefit to the entire community, as opposed to a narrow constituency within Pasadena.The other proposed change will be to update the Resource Guide for publicizing events funded by the Annual Grants Program.Pasadena’s Annual Grants Program awards funding to eligible arts and culture organizations and individuals for proposed programming that would benefit the greater Pasadena community. Applications are reviewed by a selection panel composed of arts and culture professionals in the community, and approved by the Arts and Culture Commission.Branch will also present a report Wednesday on the 2016 Fall Art Night, which was the 35th Art Night Pasadena.In a staff report, Branch summarized the conduct of Art Night 2016 as generally successful, reaching over 20,600 patrons, with at least 41 percent of them saying they were new to the event.“ArtNight Pasadena continues to be a popular, unique event that attracts both local and regional audiences,” Branch said in the report. “ArtNight continually incorporates new programming at each event and has the potential for future expansion.”Branch is expected to provide more detailed summaries of Fall 2016 Art Night during the meeting.The Commission will also tackle a proposal for quorum change in its subcommittees, and later on listen to reports by the Commission Chair, Tiffany Owens, and from the Community Development, Grants and Public Art subcommittees, as well as a comment from the Design Commission.The Arts and Culture Commission will meet at the Hearing Room at Hale Building, 175 N. Garfield Avenue in Pasadena, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government City’s Arts and Culture Commission to Meet, Discuss Moving Sculpture From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 8:15 pmlast_img read more

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Royce, Waters, Sherman speak up for credit union regulatory relief in mark-up

first_imgSeveral lawmakers said credit unions need greater lending flexibility within their communities Tuesday during a House Financial Services Committee mark-up of financial sector regulatory relief measures.Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said he would favor providing such relief for credit unions through an amendment to H.R. 1660, the “Federal Savings Association Charter Flexibility Act of 2015.”H.R. 1660 would extend certain powers now held by national banks to federal savings associations without requiring a change in charter. Royce said he wanted to offer as an amendment his bill, H.R. 1422, the “Credit Union Residential Loan Parity Act,” to exempt certain residential loans from the credit union federal statutory member business loan cap. But recognizing it would not be ruled germane, he urged the panel to keep a focus on credit union regulatory relief moving forward.Royce was supported in his bid by committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif. Sherman acknowledged that H.R. 1660 would facilitate more business lending but easing the MBL cap for credit unions would do even more. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_img1 Jul 2019 England Golf collaborates with Bluefin Sport to provide insurance for individual members England Golf is collaborating with Bluefin Sport, part of global insurance broker and risk adviser Marsh, to provide £10m personal liability insurance for all its affiliated club members.The cover comes into effect on 1 July 2019 and will be an additional benefit for members.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink said: “We are absolutely delighted to work with Bluefin Sport to provide this cover as an additional benefit of affiliating to England Golf.“The safety of our sport is a concern at every level of the game and this is a very exciting step forward which will provide peace of mind to all our clubs that their members are covered.”David Christmas, Head of Leisure and National Governing Bodies, Bluefin Sport, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be working alongside England Golf to deliver personal liability insurance as part of its member benefits. Bluefin Sport already provides specialist products and services for a large number of golf clubs across the UK and we share their passion for the game.”England Golf is launching a promotional campaign to help clubs tell their members about the offer and encourage them to visit www.englandgolf.org/my-account to activate their cover. Clubs will be provided with marketing materials and social media assets.All clubs have to do is to retain a list of their members which matches their affiliation fee return. This may be required when insurers are assessing claims and need to check that an individual golfer has a right to the cover.The insurance is underwritten by Allianz and provided through Bluefin Sport. Tags: Bluefin Sport, Personal Liability Insurancelast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: MILFORD LAUNCH ‘FREE’ GAA CLUB APP FOR MEMBERS AND PLAYERS

first_imgMilford GAA News*New Club App Launched*The Club is delighted to announce we now have our own Club App. Download this FREE app to get all the latest Club news and info direct to your phone or tablet. You can pick and choose what info you get, whether it is all Club news to whether it is only U16 Ladies information to whether it is just to be kept updated on your childs U10 blitzes and training.The app will also notify you directly of all major news, results, fixtures and events that you might miss or forget seeing on the Club Facebook and Twitter pages.There is also a chat forums feature in which anyone can discuss Club activities, as well as links to our social media pages and website if you have never been on them.Managers can also use the app to stay in touch with their players, informing them of training schedules and matches directly, sending one notification instead of multiple text messages. The app provides all the latest news, lotto results, fixtures, results and latest scores right at your finger tips as well as a club shop from which you can also purchase the club lotto as well as the Club gear, especially handy for our former players and members around the world who still want to support the Club.And also coming after the AGM will be the ability to pay your Club membership through the handiness of the app and ensure you guarantee your 2015 All Ireland Final tickets (fingers crossed!)Those without a smartphone can also access the same information through the desktop version at https://milfordgaa.teamapp.com.To get the app follow these steps:1. Download ‘Team App’ from the Apple or Google Play app store. 2. Sign up for Team App. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.3. Log into the app and search for ‘CLG BnaG’4.Choose your applicable access group(s).*CLG BnaG to Host Scor Semi Final* On Saturday November 15th CLG BnaG will host one of the Donegal Semi Finals of Scor na nOg in Milford Parish Hall. Why not come along and enjoy a great nights entertainment and also support the acts which will represent our own club. The show starts at 7.30pm. Go raibh maith agaibh.*Intermediate Championship Play Off Semi Final*CLG BnaG 0-8 Naomh Colmcille 0-12The Seniors were left feeling disappointed and frustrated after Saturdays defeat to Naomh Colmcille in Killygordon. The Gallowglasses would have rathered get the win and ensure Intermediate Championship football next year but as it stands they will have to play near neighbours Downings in a playoff final on a date to be determined. The lads got off to a poor start to the game, going 0-4 to 0-1 down after ten minutes, although the wet and windy conditions in Killygordon made life difficult. There were no administrative errors from the referee as Ian Molloy correctly gave Newtowns Ryan McKinley a red card after he was black carded for a Peter Stringer-esque heel tap on Christopher Barrett, having already being booked early in the game. This came after 27 minutes but Newtown still led at half time 0-5 to 0-2. With the extra man, and the wind at their backs for the second half, the lads performance improved, but unfortunately they were guilty of being very wasteful of possession at times and also unlucky with their chances. They had numerous decent goal chances and on another day with a bit more luck could have won this game comfortably if one or two of these chances had of came off. With 15 minutes there was only one point between the sides but Newtown were always a danger on the counter and got vital scores at key times as Na Galloglaigh kept battling to get back into the game. A second Newtown defender was black carded with ten minutes remaining before Conor McNulty got his marching orders for a second yellow to leave the teams at 14 men a piece, despite the game itself not being all that particularly rough. Naomh Colmcille got 2 more points late on to leave 4 between the sides at the final whistle to set up an all or nothing derby with Downings. Team: Sean Gallagher, Gary Merritt, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Conor McNulty (0-2), Jonny Logue, Tj Evesson (0-1), Luc O Bairead, Joey Cullen, Pauric Curley, Christopher Barrett (0-1), James Doyle, Paddy Peoples, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-4), David Curley. Subs: Enda McHugh, Cormac Friel, Caolan Mc Gettigan, Kieran Sheridan, Paul Grier, Gearoid Horkan, Manus Boyce*Seniors*Naomh Colmcille v CLG BnaGNewtowncunningham, Sunday @ 3pmFor the second time in two weeks the Seniors will take on Naomh Colmcille this Sunday, this time in a league encounter. Throw in for Sundays game is at 3pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.*Minors*Carndonagh v CLG BnaGCarn, Saturday @ 12pmThe Minors are back in action this Saturday in a Shield Quarter Final against Carndonagh. Throw in on Saturday is at 12pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-11-18-23. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35. Joan O’Donnell, Rosgarrow, and James Edward Friel, The Lagg. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,680. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to collecting even more this year!*Scor na nOg*It is that time of year were we ask all interested young singers/musicians/dancers etc to come forward as Scor na nOg will be coming up again in the next few weeks. Once again you can contact Cultural Officer Brendan Ward on 074-9152455 or 086-3409183 or email [email protected]*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or [email protected]*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact [email protected], 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact [email protected], follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/Milford GAA Club GearClub gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS: MILFORD LAUNCH ‘FREE’ GAA CLUB APP FOR MEMBERS AND PLAYERS was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more

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DD Fitness: How to get in shape for Christmas!

first_imgThe goal for most, at this time of year, is to get in shape for the Christmas party season. New clothing will be bought, photographs will be taken, and everyone will be out and about over the festive period.So, who doesn’t want to look their best? If you are looking to drop a few pounds on the lead up to the big day, I have a few tips for you below that will help you to get what you need, before the big man comes to town.Monday is your last chance to join in on our Christmas countdown challenge. After that, we won’t be accepting any new members until January. It gives you 6 weeks to get to work and get in shape for Christmas. You can get signed up through the link below. SIGN UP HEREThere are a few things to consider when planning to get in shape for Christmas.1) You MUST be in a calorie deficit.It doesn’t matter what diet you follow or what guru says what, if you aren’t in a calorie deficit 1st, you will NOT lose body fat.Don’t get caught up on ‘health’ foods, or the latest fad diet that will be floating about.Eat wholefoods 80-90% of the time.Eat less than you expend per day.Don’t binge on the other 10-20%. 2). Eat ProteinTry to eat 1g of protein per pound of bodyweightIt is a basic recommendation for someone who is training and trying to drop fat.It will keep you full and help to preserve muscle mass, which is important when trying to improve your physique when dropping bodyfat.If you don’t want to count calories or grams of protein, use palm-sized portions of protein and have 3-4 servings per day.3). Weight Train 3-5 times per week.If you want to target specific area of your body, weight training is the way to do this.While it won’t specifically burn fat from that area, it will increase blood flow to the stubborn areas and help to mobilise the fat.It will also make your physique look better and weighing less, while looking worse physically makes no sense.So, add in some resistance training using bodyweight and weighted exercises and you’ll be glad that you did.4). Prioritize fruit and vegetables as your carb sources. You get more fibre, more food for less calories than starchy carbs.It’s a win-win situation here.There are loads of options when cooking with vegetables and to add flavour, think of things like spices, salt, pepper etc to flavour them to your liking.5). Keep your starchy carbs for around your training daysA simple way to cycle your carbs is to have carbs with your meals on your training days and stick to vegetables on non-training days.You will automatically reduce your overall calorie intake by doing this, and you will have more calories on the days that you need them most.6). Add Cardio as neededIs cardio needed for fat loss?No!Is it a benefit to it?Yes!Should you add it in straight away?Not necessarily.It is a tool that you can use.You don’t want to use them all at once, because if fat loss stalls, you may have nowhere to go.So, use your cardio wisely and save it until you need it.Fat loss is simple, not easy.You just have to do it and stick to it.If your goal is truly to drop a few pounds before Christmas, the guidelines above gives you a great way to achieve this.#leanin2019Monday is your last chance to join in on our Christmas countdown challenge. After that, we won’t be accepting any new members until January. It gives you 6 weeks to get to work and get in shape for Christmas. You can get signed up through the link below. SIGN UP HEREDD Fitness: How to get in shape for Christmas! was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Watford v Brentford line-ups: Diagouraga starts, McKinlay makes three changes

first_imgToumani Diagouraga starts for Brentford against Watford at Vicarage Road, where Alex Pritchard drops to the bench.Billy McKinlay, taking charge of his first match since being appointed as Watford manager, makes three changes, with Joel Ekstrand, Diego Fabbrini and Lloyd Dyer coming in for Sean Murray, Ikechi Anya and the injured Gabriele Angella.Watford: Gomes; Paredes, Ekstrand, Cathcart, Pudil; Tozser, Munari; Fabbrini, Vydra, Dyer; Ighalo. Subs: Bond, Hoban, McGugan, Murray, Abdi, Anya, Mensah.Brentford: Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas, Diagouraga; Odubajo, Judge, Jota; Gray. Subs: Bonham, Dean, Tebar, Toral, Betinho, Pritchard, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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5 Cloud Startups to Watch in 2011 #1: ClearDB

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing center_img As 2010 draws to a close we’re taking a look at a few cloud startups that show promise and that we haven’t covered on ReadWriteCloud.ClearDB is a cloud-hosted MySQL database service competing with Salesforce.com‘s Database.com. It’s a fully ACID compliant relational database and is accessible from any platform and any programming language. It delivers query results over a REST API.Some of ClearDB’s features include:A 100% ACID compliant databaseComplete support for stored procedures with CGLSocial Integration Support with CGL httpGet and httpPostSSLAutomatic backup and management by database engineersElasticity and scalabilityA NoSQL management API “for those who can’t stand SQL”A SQL92 compliant database API based on MySQL technologyA cloud infrastructure with a 99.999% uptime guarantee for high availability customersIn addition to Database.com, ClearDB will compete with CouchOne‘s hosted CouchDB instances. I have the feeling that hosted databases are just getting started and that we’ll be seeing many more in 2011. These make a lot of sense for websites and developers that have light front-end requirements but need robust database support.I’m interested in the implications of hosted databases for DBAs. ClearDB, for example, includes the line “Save money by not having to employ database administrators” in its website copy.Are you a DBA? Are you worried about your job security? klint finley 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Microsoft, B&N Release Windows 8 Nook App: Is A “Nook Surface” Next?

first_imgRelated Posts Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have finally delivered a Nook e-reader application for Windows 8 and Windows RT, giving Microsoft’s Surface tablet a dedicated bookstore to compete with tablets and e-readers from Apple, Amazon, and Google.The Nook app is downloadable from the Microsoft Store for Windows 8 and Windows RT, but not Windows Phone. The application uses what B&N calls its first implementation of a “paper” interface, with a texture that mimics the look of real paper. (That technique, also called skeuomorphism, had been widely adopted by Apple, which also uses a paper-like background inside its iBooks app.) Both Apple and B&N’s Windows 8 app also use a “bookshelf” motif to display the books and magazines that the user has purchased, although only Apple actually places the books on a simulated shelf. To date, little has been said about Microsoft’s $300 million investment into Barnes & Noble, which took place last June, to form a subsidiary company that would be jointly owned by both B&N and Microsoft. But the release of the app was signaled months ago.In September, Barnes & Noble began advertising for a “director of engineering, Windows 8” posting, that would lead the B&N app. “As the Barnes & Noble leader of the Microsoft Alliance, you will be responsible delivering on our contractual commitments on Windows 8 applications, Cloud, commerce, content integration with the Microsoft ecosystem and for defining and delivering on product strategy of Nook integration with Microsoft ecosystem including Windows, Office, Bing… You’ll lead a cross functional team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products on a Windows mobile 8 platform.”Lees’ Work With Barnes & Noble Is DoneThe app’s release also explains why Andy Lees has been named Microsoft’s new head of corporate development and strategy, a post that he assumed a month ago, according to a source close to Microsoft. Lees was originally head of the Windows Phone division, then was shuttled into a separate advisory role by chief executive Steve Ballmer. He then took over the partnership between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft, the source said.Lees’ new post “had nothing to do with the Sinofsky situation,” the source said, referring to the unexpected departure of Windows chief Steven Sinofsky from Microsoft on Monday. Lees will oversee the corporate strategy team and the corporate development team, with a “holistic approach” to mergers, acquistions and other moves, the source said.  Why A Microsoft Nook Tablet Is A Bad IdeaThe Nook HD’s weakness, if it has one, is that the tablet only has about 10,000 apps, according to a review in the Wall Street Journal. Other reviews have characterized the Nook as a great e-reader tablet, but without the ability to do much more.  Unfortunately, pairing a Nook tablet with Microsoft’s app ecosystem would, for now, actually restrict the app environment even more. Microsoft has argued before that optimized websites can be used to replace dedicated apps, but that’s a harder case to make against a robust Android or iOS ecosystem. The Microsoft operating system could also be an issue – while iOS and Android straddle both phones and tablets, Microsoft has three OSes for mobile devices: Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone.Finally, there’s the keyboard. Designing a version of the Touch or Type Cover for a 7-inch tablet would likely prove less of a differentiator and more of a drawback. It just doesn’t seem feasible.The question comes down to this: Has Microsoft’s $300 million bought it a Barnes & Noble roadmap onto Microsoft devices? Perhaps, but it’s not likely to be B&N’s exclusive path. While Apple’s iBooks can be read only on Apple devices, Amazon has done better partly by making its Kindle apps nearly universal. While an optimized e-reader version of the Surface might bring some advantages, don’t expect Barnes & Noble to limit its choices.Lead image source: Flickr/AMagill, With a 22-year pedigree at Microsoft, “he knows the products inside and out,” the source said. Lees’ bio has yet to be updated to reflect his new position. However, the source also said that it was incorrect to think of the new Nook app as the “culmination” of the partnership between the two companies, although he declined to comment when asked if a co-branded Microsoft Nook Surface tablet was in the works.Why A Microsoft Nook Tablet Makes SenseAt the end of September, Barnes & Noble announced the 7-inch Nook HD for $199 (8GB) and $229 (16 GB) as well as the 9-inch Nook HD+ for $269 (16GB) and $299 (32GB). Both tablets feature high-resolution screens capable of challenging the updated Amazon Kindle tablet; the Nook HD+ is capable of displaying full 1080p video on its 1920 x 1280 display, versus the 1280×800 HD screen used by the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. A Nook-branded Surface makes sense in that the Windows RT Surface and the Nook share a common ARM architecture. If there’s any drawback to the hardware engineering of either tablet it’s that both have been praised as superlative; it would a difficult decision to favor one design over the other. Microsoft’s Surface tablet, meanwhile  is about the size of an iPad, at 10.81 inches × 6.77 inches with a 10.6-inch widescreen display. Some of the online raves in support of the iPad mini and Google’s Nexus 7 seem to indicate that full-size Surfaces, iPads and similar tablets might be a little large for e-reading. Some people clearly prefer large tablets. But others seem to prefer a smaller, more manageable device, about the size of the Nook. If a Surface mini is coming to focus on e-reading, why not co-brand it as a Nook? markhachman Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Barnes & Noble#Microsoft#Nook#tablet last_img read more

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Why Research Is Important To Today’s Caregiver

first_imgBlog post written by Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-ExtensionAs a caregiver, I focus on the needs of my husband and on ways to manage our hectic lives. So when I get a request to participate in a research study about my caregiving experiences, my first thought was, “NO way.” I don’t have an extra minute to spare to take time to complete a survey or talk to someone on the phone. Yet lately, I’ve been wondering if by not participating in the research my voice and others like me aren’t included. My personal realization about needing to participate in research is reinforced as I reviewed some of the most recent studies on family caregiving. So the goal of this blog article is to convince you to join me in saying, “YES,” the next time you are recruited for a caregiving research project.In looking at the research on family caregivers, a majority of the studies done over 20 years ago were mostly about caring for older adults. There was little research on military caregivers, especially younger military caregivers. There was some research on caring for children with disabilities who were under 18 years of age, but nothing on children caring for their parents. Within the last few years the amount of research on caregivers has increased for several reasons: (1) an aging population resulting in more people needing caregivers, (2) public programs (Medicare, VA, and other military programs) responding to needs of their clients, (3) recognition that family members providing care is less costly than institutionalization, and (4) interest in disease or illness specific research such as caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or traumatic brain injury. This research provides data needed to help policy makers make better decisions, offers information to professionals so they can provide better services, and highlights the needs of families so services can be created and educational programs developed.Regardless of the study’s caregiver audience, there are similarities and differences between the caregiver types. For example, all caregivers experience stress but the reasons for the stress are different. A young caregiver may experience stress because they are employed and caring for other children, while an older caregiver may be caring for an aging parent or spouse. There are many combinations, but what is important is that the differences come to light in the research. These studies have been helpful in creating public policy and educational programs resulting in professionals treating all caregivers as individuals as one size does not fit all.In you aren’t aware of recent caregiver studies here are a few that might interest you:Caregiving in the United States – Focuses on older adult caregivers with information about caregivers over 75 years of age and multicultural caregivers.Rand Study of Military Family Caregivers – Focus on caregivers of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.Creation of Multi-Institutional Center – Study the needs of families caring for people of all ages who have disabilities.If you want to explore ways to participate in family caregiver research, search family caregiver websites review researcher’s descriptions of their project and identify characteristics of the caregivers within their studying. For example, there is currently a research project on TBI from the Family Caregiver Alliance.Researchers also seek caregivers by connecting with blogs, other social media sites and caregiver networks as a way to secure possible caregivers for their studies. As caregivers, we can also promote and share announcements of research studies with caregivers we know and the caregiver social media outlets we visit.So share your thoughts, ideas, and wisdom about being a caregiver so research will have the voice of military caregivers! Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly eNewslettersEmail Address First Name Last Name This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on March 18, 2016.last_img read more

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World Cup 2002: Time for football to prove itself the prince of all games

first_imgAt a time when nothing, not even life itself, can be taken for granted, the World Cup of football has arrived in the East for the first time.It would be crass of me to address this month-long tournament in South Korea and Japan as some kind of global celebration of,At a time when nothing, not even life itself, can be taken for granted, the World Cup of football has arrived in the East for the first time.It would be crass of me to address this month-long tournament in South Korea and Japan as some kind of global celebration of man and his neighbour finding harmony through playing games. Yet we are here, and we are in their hands.In the skies, there are said to be E-3 Sentry AWACS planes over the Korean peninsula. In each of the 20 new stadiums-10 in Japan, 10 in South Korea-there are 1,500 security personnel armed against anything from hooliganism to chemical warfare. Such forces cannot be discreet, but after September 11, discretion is a permanent casualty of terror.ATHLETIC ARTIST: French striker David TrezeguetWe feel the struggle between joy and enmity, between great expectation and fear. Football lost its innocence decades ago. FIFA, the international governing body, is riven by corruption. The teams of 32 countries who reached this 64-match event possess the most privileged and pressured athletes on earth.Zinedine Zidane, a wonderful footballer and now one of the richest individuals performing any sport or art, is a champion of France where racial intolerance recently re-entered politics. “Zizou” is a modest man who summons hypnotic match-winning moments in finals where upwards of half the world’s population watches through television.CUP OF QUIRKSFootball’s weird and wonderful worldSMALL FRYFirst-timer Slovenia, with 1.98 million people, is the smallest country at the Cup CAT’S WALKGiorgio Armani chose striker Filippo Inzaghi as the one player fit to model his clothes NAME CALLINGDavid Beckham’s Chinese fans call him Xiao Bei (Little Bei) or Beikehammu EXECUTIVE ORDERSEmmanuel Olisabede of Nigeria received a Polish passport in time for the Cup after a presidential decreeHe is the son of an Algerian immigrant. His father is a janitor, a meek man of Marseille who scraped a menial living. His grandparents belonged to the Berbers, the nomadic Muslim tribe who roam north Africa.advertisementAnd it was on long summer holidays in the nearby desert that Zidane amused himself by mastering a ball and became, like Pele, like Maradona before him, a player who enriched the world and grew incredibly rich out of a simple, some might think frivolous, gift.How typical of this beautiful, bewitching sport that when France began her defence of the World Cup, against one of her former protectorates, Sene- gal, over the weekend, the greatest player of the greatest game was laid low by injury.How thankful he is that the years have given him such a stage. And how symptomatic that sportsmen are the icons of the new age, and soccer the most nationalist and widely abused of sports.In Seoul, two days before the World Cup kicked off, FIFA was split between members who wanted to impeach its president Sepp Blatter for alleged corruption and mismanagement and a majority which voted resoundingly 139 to 56 in favour of re-electing him for another four years.Blatter’s detractors say he systematically diverted hundreds of millions of dollars from FIFA’s income to perpetuate his hold on power. He denies everything and says it is others, five vice-presidents among them, who are framing him because they are jealous. Sometime soon, a Swiss judge will decide if Blatter faces a criminal trial.This president, like his mentor, the Brazilian Joao Havelange who ruled FIFA as if it were his fiefdom for 24 years before Blatter succeeded him in 1998, uses a legalised kind of bribery to sustain his office.He distributes $1 million to each of the 204-member national associations every four-year cycle, and in addition he has inaugurated a so-called GOAL Project that has benefited almost a hundred of the countries with handouts to provide training and administrative facilities. In effect, Blatter provides the cash, the members provide his power base, and few of them are concerned with probity as much as profit. But enough of the seedy seam in football.It is the prince, the sultan, of games because it transcends all barriers. Rich or poor, black or white, Jew, gentile, Christian or Muslim, no one is excluded; all play to a common book of rules. This, for most of us, is what football is all about. I doubt that anything else could persuade Japan and South Korea to suspend their half-century of enmity to cooperate in a cross-border event.You in India will understand when I suggest that it is not so much one tournament as two back-to-back versions. Japan spent $4 billion (Rs 19,600 crore) establishing its 10 fantastic new stadiums; Korea spent $2 billion (Rs 9,800 crore) matching the building of modern amphitheatres.If one Asian tiger built them, the other had to save face by building at least the equivalent. If economic depression threatened them, neither scaled back these monuments to their ability to harness computer technology to reflect their separate cultures.And so we move around Japan and Korea, using two languages, two currencies, two mind-sets … two of everything. And so, clearing the stage for the performers who have everything millionaire salaries can buy, half-a-million visitors from all backgrounds descend on these stadiums under airspace cleared of commercial aviation.WHO will win? I happen to be English, but I suspect my country, like two-thirds of the participants, are here to make up the numbers. France, having discovered schools of technique beyond most rivals, and despite Monsieur Le Pen employing talents from former colonies in Africa, has a more balanced side, with better goalscorers than it had in 1998.advertisementDREAM XI-INDIA TODAY: selects the pick of the planet as the sport’s finest gather for the World CupClick here to EnlargeArgentina, which always seems to rise when its nation is troubled by military or, as now, economic despair, has arguably even more world-class tal- ents, a greater pool of resources. The Argentines, from Juan Sebastian Veron to Gabriel Batistuta, say their motivation is to lift the morale of their people rather than to crave bonus money they scarcely need. That motivation could spur Argentina to the final.But to reach it, the team would probably have to eliminate France. And Les Bleus, as the French are known, might have to contend with Brazil whose claim to the most successful football nation on the planet is threatened. In recent weeks, Ronaldo and Rivaldo have returned from injury, and Brazil has a new belief.So, of course, do the emerging football continents. It is hot here, and humid too. The monsoons are coming, and already thunder and lightning visit the evenings. And we wait to see if Korea or Japan, or both, achieve the minimum expectation of host nations, to qualify for at least the second round.Both hosts are running with zeal unsuspected in their footballing past. Both have European coaches. Both have the advantage of climate and of taking their players into training retreats lasting months at a time.Finally, for now, there is a new population unleashed on this World Cup. The Chinese, unlike their sad communist cousins in the shuttered northern half of Korea, are part of the action. And on June 8, on the beautiful island of Jeju, Brazil takes on China in a match that, from their two populations alone, represents the biggest television attraction of this new millennium.If you have the time and the inclination, try to see this game. At the heart of it is Li Tie, the midfield fulcrum of China. In 1993 he was one of 23 boys sent to live, to breathe and to sleep football in a rural training camp near Sao Paulo.advertisementLi Tie was the best, or the most dedicated of those adolescents and he has become the product of a remarkable social and human experiment, a Chinese man sent out of a closed society into one that, through football, conquered the world.Rob Hughes, football correspondent for the International Herald Tribune will be writing exclusively for INDIA TODAY during the World Cuplast_img read more

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