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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. TODAY San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs, 6 p.m., Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Call (818) 419-2513. North Pole Train Ride, today through Sunday, 6-7 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m., Fillmore & Western Railroad Co., 351 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. Call (805) 524-2546. CSUN Jazz A Band performance, 8 p.m., Plaza del Sol, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Call (818) 677-2488. last_img read more

Rangers demand the SFA review their disciplinary system urgently

first_img MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The Scotland number one rushed from his line to smother a loose ball during last week’s drama-filled Pittodrie clash but left a straight leg hanging which collided with his Dons rival’s shin.Referee Bobby Madden took no action at the time but McGregor will now miss Saturday’s home Ladbrokes Premiership showdown with St Johnstone and the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round replay against Kilmarnock.SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte opted to refer the 37-year-old to a fast-track disciplinary hearing after reviewing footage of the incident.That decision has now enraged Ibrox bosses, who were also left frustrated when they failed to have striker Alfredo Morelos’ red card from the same Aberdeen match wiped out. Rangers have demanded the Scottish Football Association to review their disciplinary system “as a matter of extreme urgency” after Hampden chiefs refused to overturn Allan McGregor’s two-game ban.The Ibrox goalkeeper was unsuccessful in his bid to appeal against a violent conduct charge after he was hit with retrospective punishment for kicking out at Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson. latest gameday cracker whoops Morelos was also hit with a three-match ban Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY REPLY The Irishman was booked by referee Alan Muir during Saturday’s cup stalemate at Rugby Park when his studs caught Jack on the cheek as they tangled for a bouncing ball.Whyte decided against issuing a notice of complaint after deciding there was insufficient evidence to charge the former Lincoln midfielder. 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ In a statement given to Press Association Sport, a club spokesperson said: “Rangers has no option other than to accept this decision.“However, it is abundantly clear questions about the current disciplinary system, which we believe is flawed, must be posed.“Rangers has been in dialogue with the Scottish FA on this topic for some time and would urge that the system is now thoroughly reviewed as a matter of extreme urgency.”The McGregor decision comes just 24 hours after Killie’s Alan Power escaped a ban for kicking Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack in the face. revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 McGregor was sent off by referee Bobby Madden tense 2 huge blow last_img read more

Mountain Heritage Center hosts exhibit on Western North Carolina during World War I

first_imgWestern Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is currently hosting an exhibit to commemorate World War I and the centennial of the end of hostilities in the “war to end all wars.”“I Want You! How World War I Transformed Western North Carolina” is on display in the museum’s first floor gallery, located in Hunter Library. It features wartime images and artifacts, as well as examples of propaganda used to build support for the war effort. It highlights local individuals who served, such as Ransom Coward, a Jackson County soldier, and Lula Owl Gloyne, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who served as an Army nurse and a commissioned officer.World War I took place from July 1914 until November 1918, with the U.S. involved in the European military action beginning in April 1917.The exhibit was created by Mountain Heritage Center staff with support from the Library of Congress, WCU’s Special Collections and the “Defining America” theme committee on campus, as well as the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It will be on display through Friday, April 26.In January, the exhibit will be supplemented by elements from the “North Carolina in the Great War” exhibit from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. For more information, call the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129.last_img read more

Hello South Africa – the phrasebook

first_img8 April 2010 A new phrasebook containing hundreds of useful translations, along with pronunciation tips, promises both to enrich visitors’ experiences of South Africa and to help South Africans themselves to communicate more effectively. Hello South Africa, the phrasebook, contains translations of more than 600 phrases in 30 topics in each of the country’s official languages, making it a useful tool to help people converse on a basic level. The phrasebook concisely sums up South Africa’s diversity, while making communication in its 11 official languages easier. It was developed over 18 months by graphic designer Mark Macdonald and his wife Michelle, a voice and English pronunciation coach, with contributions from leaders in the fields of linguistics and social anthropology in South Africa. “While the product was originally developed to help people communicate with each other during the World Cup, it has since evolved into something which we believe could have far greater nation-building implications,” says Jenny Gautschi, who was involved with the development and marketing of the phrasebook. “Without a doubt, speaking to someone in his or her mother tongue and understanding something about that culture and its traditions, fosters a mutual respect,” says Gautschi. “This phrasebook offers a simple and effective way for people to achieve this.” The translations have been done by top academics from the African languages departments of a number of South African universities. “The introduction on the history of language in South Africa [was] written by Professor Rajend Mesthrie, a leader in the field of linguistics; and cultural introductions [were] written by Professor David Coplan, the chair of social anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand.” For example, in Zulu one can confidently ask anything from “What is your name?” – “Ngubani igama lakho, pronounced ngoo-bah-nee ee-gah-mah lah-kaw?”, to telling somebody you have been bitten by a snake or letting a waiter know the service was excellent. Languages and topics are also colour-coded to ensure that any phrase is readily available. The phrasebook contains photographs, quick-reference language distribution maps which show where a specific language is spoken, and practical travel tips to help visitors have a better experience of the country. The tips section includes information on: banking; transport – taxis, buses and trains; internet cafes; and shops and markets. “It also serves as a souvenir of South Africa’s rich diversity of languages, cultures and magnificent natural beauty.” Hello South Africa is available at Exclusive Books outlets nationwide and selected Van Schaik stores. For more information, visit Hello South Africa Publishing. Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Branding SA ‘a national imperative’

first_img31 May 2011The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) can only achieve its goals if all stakeholders, including business, government and civil society, collaborate in positioning South Africa as a globally competitive nation, a conference in Johannesburg heard on Tuesday.Addressing an IMC stakeholder summit, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Dina Pule said that branding South Africa was not a matter of choice but of necessity.Any measure of success would require “the concerted effort” of government, business, civil society, political parties, charities, the media, academia, sporting organisations and the like, Pule said.SA ‘must fight for its share of attention’“Countries all over the world are shaping and re-shaping their national identities as they compete with other nations and regional blocs for power, influence, prestige and wealth,” Pule said.“The rapid advancement of globalisation means that South Africa must fight for its share of attention and respect from the international media, governments and people of other countries.”South Africa had just gone through four very important stages: it had managed a Fifa World Cup widely acknowledged as successful; had come through the global recession relatively unscathed; had become a member of the BRICS group of influential developing nations; and had once more conducted a free and fair election.“It is now time for a new approach,” Pule said.Tuesday’s summit was the first of nine such meetings that will be held in all nine provinces. Limpopo is next on the list, with a provincial summit scheduled to be held in Polokwane on 26 June.The IMC was established in 2002 with the objective of developing and implementing pro-active and co-ordinated marketing, communication and reputation management strategies for the country.Zuma reaffirms IMC mandateEarlier this month, the IMC met with President Jacob Zuma for a discussion that centred on the need for business and the government to work together to market South Africa’s successes both domestically and to the world.Pule said the meeting had affirmed the IMC’s mandate, which is to focus on strategic issues relating to South Africa’s reputation and competitiveness globally and domestically.Zuma told the IMC that the body needed to manage the perceptions of Brand South Africa and coordinate the country’s nation-branding efforts through improved cooperation between itself, business and civil society.On Tuesday, the IMC said that it would harness South Africa’s growing status internationally to enhance its global competitiveness in order to attract investment and grow trade with the aim of contributing to job creation in South Africa.IMC deputy chairperson Chichi Maponya told delegates on Tuesday that nation branding was not solely a task for the public sector, but rather “a collaborative undertaking of the country’s key stakeholders.“If we all act with unity of purpose, we will be contributing to growing our reputation on the international stage,” Maponya said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Into the Cloud: Our 5 Favorite Online Storage Services

first_imgBeing able to access your files from anywhere and from any computer is one of the great conveniences of the always-on Internet. Online file storage has been around for quite a while, but the latest generation of services are so cheap and easy to use that there is almost no reason not to back some of your files up into the cloud. Most online storage providers also give you the ability to then share these files with your friends and colleagues. We selected the services on this list because they have a good track record of keeping your data safe while providing you easy access to your files from wherever you are.Box.netBox.net has been around for quite a while, but is still one of our favorite places to store documents online. Thanks to its integration with numerous online services, including Gmail, Zoho, picnick, and Scribd, box.net can not only store all your documents, but can also function as the hub of your virtual office. One other nice feature of box.net is that you can share your files and folders with ‘collaborators,’ which makes it a good service to exchange files within a small business or among friends.The storage limit for the free accounts is 1GB, which is plenty if you mostly exchange text documents or spreadsheets. Paid accounts start at $7.95 a month and include more advanced features, including 5GB of storage, a versioning system, mobile access, and 24/7 phone support.Live Mesh The online storage component of Live Mesh is only one part of Micorsoft’s latest venture into cloud computing, but it is also one of its most compelling features at this point. Live Mesh gives you 5GB of online storage and an online desktop that looks a lot like Windows Vista. You can upload any type of file to Live Mesh, but you cannot edit any of your files through the online desktop. In the future, though, we expect Microsoft to start adding more of these features. One of the main reasons we like Mesh is because it constantly watches for changes in the folders you are synchronizing to it and updates them automatically. In addition, you can share folders with friends, allowing you to collaborate on projects. Live Mesh works on both Windows PCs and Macs.DropBox Few online storage services integrate with your desktop as well as DropBox, which only recently opened up to the public after an extensive beta test. While you do have to install a small program on your machine to run DropBox, it is well worth it. Besides setting up a folder on your machine, which automatically syncs with DropBox, you can also set DropBox up to then sync that folder with other machines, similar to Live Mesh. DropBox lets you upload any type of file, as long as it is smaller than 350MB. DropBox uses Amazon’s S3 service as its storage solution and provides its users with 2GB of free storage. For $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year, you can buy 50GB of storage.One of our favorite features of DropBox is that it preserves every revision of every file. You can also easily share folders with your friends or colleagues.DropBox supports Windows XP and Vista, Mac OSX, and Linux.OosahOosah‘s main selling point is simple: you get a whopping 1 terabyte of storage for media files. One restriction of Oosah is that you can’t use it for text documents, spreadsheets, or presentations, which seems a bit weird, given that those types of files are generally small. One interesting aspect of Oosah is that it accepts RAW image files from most camera manufacturers, though it automatically converts them into JPGs. You can also connect to your Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube accounts and view your images and videos from those services in one central place. Oosah also gives you Media RSS feeds and even a podcast feed for your audio files.While we love Oosah for its general ease of use, the one aspect we really did not enjoy was the fact that uploading files seems to be unnecessarily hard. Oosah does not provide any desktop clients and while you can use the web based uploader to select multiple files, uploading multiple directories at a time is not an option. JungleDiskJungleDisk is the only service in this list that is not available for free – and technically, it is not even an online storage service. Instead, it provides a frontend to Amazon’s S3 storage service. JungleDisk costs $20 and after that, you pay Amazon for the storage and transfer of your files. JungleDisk also lets you map your Amazon S3 storage space as a network drive on your computer, so that you can just drag and drop files back and forth between your online storage and your local desktop. JungleDisk is available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.Other ServicesOnline storage is a competitive market. The best services integrate fully with your desktop and allow you to effortlessly upload and download files. They also provide you with an online desktop to access files from any computers and are stable and dependable. A service that does not fulfill these basic requirements is going to have a hard time convincing users to use and trust it.There are, of course, a large number of other online storage services that we did not include in this list. BOXSTr, for example, is a great application, but it constantly bothers you with ads and attempts to sell you their premium service. AOL’s Xdrive is a great service, too, but we have heard too many rumors that AOL is trying to sell the service or that they will simply close it to be able to recommend it anymore.The one company that is suspiciously missing from this list is Google. While you can upload your documents to Google Docs, the company that has made cloud computing a household name does not have a dedicated file storage service. While rumors about the existence of a ‘GDrive’ have regularly appeared in the tech blogosphere over the last few year, users still have to rely on hacks like the GMail Drive shell extension to store their files on Google’s servers.What Did We Miss?Do you have a favorite service that we did not list? Let us know in the comments.Logo courtesy of Flickr user blakespot. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

LP and Corporate Security at Dunkin’ Brands: What Actually Happens

first_imgDunkin’ Brands is the holding company for two US fast-food chain restaurants: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Although these brands originated in the mid-20th century on opposite sides of the United States (Dunkin’ Donuts in Massachusetts and Baskin-Robbins in California), they are still enjoyed today by people all over the country.David Johnston currently serves as the senior director of loss prevention and corporate security for Dunkin’ Brands. His responsibilities include leading the LP team in fraud mitigation, supporting the brands’ thousands of franchises, and managing corporate safety and security for nearly 1,100 employees.[text_ad use_post=’125303′]- Sponsor – In a feature article in the July-August 2017 issue of LP Magazine, Executive Editor Jim Lee talked with Johnston about his career history and the inner workings of the LP side of Dunkin’ Brands. From the article: As a franchisor, we do not direct, develop specific programs, or require certain measures of our franchisees. We recommend practices and common elements of an LP program, but specifically developing a program is up to each independent franchisee. That doesn’t mean the LP team doesn’t engage with our franchisees, because we certainly do. We just engage more from a consultative and business approach.Our core initiatives are focused on educating the independent franchise business owners on the importance of incorporating the concepts of loss prevention into their businesses. We educate them on understanding how losses affect sales, unit economics, and overall profitability. We show them systems, reports, and metrics that we think can help them better understand their businesses, and they then are positioned to take their own actions to reduce loss.Read more about the support services used by Johnston’s team when it comes to corporate travel safety and how the company measures leadership effectiveness by checking out the full article, “From Retail LP to Solution Provider to Restaurant Brand Protection.”You can also read the other articles in the July—August 2017 issue of LP Magazine by going to the Table of Contents. Not yet subscribed? No problem – register here for a free subscription! Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Cloud-Based Endpoint Management Tools Gain Traction

first_imgThe release of a new tool from DigitalPersona shows that the evolution of endpoint protection and management software is evolving from traditional client/server to hybrid approaches that make use of a cloud-based control and management console program. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#How To#news#security The software includes several modules for locking down your endpoints, including better sign-on passwords than the standard Windows choices and the ability to centrally manage whole disk encryption policies too. It costs $2 per endpoint per month.Having a hybrid client/cloud security program has some theoretical appeal. You don’t have to worry about your users forgetting to install the latest updates or turning the protection off. You can instantly see what is happening across your network and find out which PCs are protected and which aren’t. And when the time comes to deploy new PCs across your enterprise, there is less software to worry about, since the client piece will download what is needed from the Internet. By foregoing a central management server, you don’t have to bring up a local network connection to update your client, a nice plus. The hybrid idea isn’t new, by any means. Microsoft’s Intune, for example, uses a similar hybrid client/cloud approach and offers a wide spectrum of protection including anti-virus, inventory and patch management, and centralized desktop firewall and security policy management. It costs $11 per endpoint per month. And traditional anti-virus makers like Panda, McAfee, and Trend Micro all have offered similar client/cloud versions of their desktop security tools for at least a year or more. Network access control products were the buzz of 2006-7, but since then the products have seen less press play as they turned into deployment nightmares. A few, such as Symantec’s Endpoint Protection, survive and even thrive (and just released a new version this past month, too). But despite this lull in hype, the need for better endpoint protection is still there.But the downside to DigitalPersona and other hybrid products is that the connection between client and cloud can be imperfect: sometimes you need to reboot your client PC to keep it synchronized with what the cloud thinks it should be doing. Or that the lightweight client piece turns out to be particularly fussy and require all sorts of Windows updates or additional software pieces to function: our test XP with SP3 machine required one such update before the DigitalPersona client could be properly installed. Another issue is that some products won’t work with 64-bit Windows versions, Windows Server OS’s or non-Windows endpoints (DigitalPersona, like Intune, is strictly for Windows but it does support 64-bit versions as well as 32-bit ones, for example.)And not all cloud-based consoles are created equally: this is where conducting a free trial is worth the trouble to see how each service is managed. Things to check include what kinds of reports are available, how the central service alerts you to exploits or potential trouble PCs, and how flexible the settings are for these tasks to your particular needs. The console for DigitalPersona was fairly clear cut: you can set up groups of PCs, assign them protective policies, and deploy agents with just a few mouse clicks. Each protective feature though is individually licensed, which is a bit maddening. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david stromlast_img read more

Facebook Gets Another Movie Rental Service With Miramax App

first_imgTags:#Facebook#news#web Related Posts Miramax has launched a movie rental app on Facebook that lets users choose from a limited selection of films. Each rental costs 30 Facebook credits, which works out to about $3. Miramax joins Warner Bros., Universal and Paramount in offering movie rentals via Facebook. The social networking giant has also partnered with Netflix, but that integration is only available in Canada and Latin America due to outstanding legal questions in the United States.Miramax eXperience, as it’s called, is currently available in the United States, United Kingdom and Turkey and features movies like Trainspotting, Kill Bill and No Country For Old Men. “We are big believers in Facebook and what it could mean for the future of the content business,” reads a post on Miramax’s company blog. “Today there are over 50 million friends on Facebook that mention a Miramax film in their profile, interact with our Miramax page, or like the fan pages of beloved Miramax titles and talent – from Good Will Hunting to Pulp Fiction and Ben Affleck to Quentin Tarantino.”The U.S. version of the app currently hosts 20 movies. Once a movie is rented, you have 30 days to start watching it, at which point you have 48 hours to finish it. The Facebook app, currently in beta, also includes a gaming component, which appears to still be under construction. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img john paul titlow Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Podcast: Busting human sniff myths, our newest human relative, and methane’s drag on global warming

first_img This week we have stories on ancient hominids that may have coexisted with early modern humans, methane seeps in the Arctic that could slow global warming, and understanding color without words with Online News Intern Lindzi Wessel.John McGann joins Sarah Crespi to discuss long-standing myths about our ability to smell. It turns out people are probably a lot better at detecting odors than scientists thought!Listen to previous podcasts.[Image: Streluk/iStockphoto; Music: Jeffrey Cook] Streluk/iStockphoto last_img