Mumbai: Taapsee Pannu has said that she will not apologise for her “double filter” comment about Kangana Ranaut, for which she has faced flak from the latter’s sister and spokesperson Rangoli Chandel. The whole argument started when Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel attacked Taapsee on Twitter. “Kuch log Kangana ko copy kar ke he apni dukaan chalate hain, magar pls note, they never acknowledge her, not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer. Last I heard, Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter, and Tapsee ji you need to stop being a sasti copy,” Rangoli tweeted in the reply. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”Seriously, I will not apologies for my honest opinion. I did not know that she has a patent on curly hair because I born with curly hair, and my parents are responsible for that. So, I cannot apologies for that either. Rest, I do not know what else I have copied,” said Taapsee, further adding: “However, if I am a copy of a good actor like her (Kangana) – and I always maintain that she is a good actor – I take it as a compliment. I am also called ‘sasti’ (cheap). Yes, I am not the highest-paid actor, so that way you can call me ‘sasti’.”
Kolkata: An elderly person died after he got electrocuted on Saturday evening at Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas. The deceased person was identified as Bangshibadan Saha (71).According to locals, on Saturday evening, during heavy rain Saha found that the street light in front of the housing complex where he used to stay was switched off. Though it was duty of local municipality staff to turn on the switch of street light, no one came to do so due to bad weather. The area in front of Saha’s housing was also waterlogged. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSeeing the area is in dark, Saha went downstairs and touched the switch to turn on the lights. As soon as he touched the electrical switched he got electrocuted. As he was standing on the water, he failed to take off his hand as the electricity passed through water to his body. Seeing Saha in such condition, his wife came to his rescue but she also got electric shock but she was able to step back. She screamed and some locals managed to detach Saha from the electrical switch using a wooden object. Later, electric supply in the area was turned off. Saha was rushed to Subhasgram Hospital where doctor declared him brought dead. It is suspected that during heavy rainfall, water went inside the electric lines through the switch and it led to short circuit.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Gunfire was exchanged between officers and a suspect during a confrontation at a Kamloops, B.C., trailer park, the RCMP said on Saturday.Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said there was a significant police presence at the G & M Trailer Park on Friday, in an incident involving a suspect who was believed to be armed.A nearby elementary school and businesses were shut down as a result. Despite the gunfire, RCMP said the stand-off ended peacefully with one man arrested early Saturday morning.Police said the 35-year-old suspect remains in custody and is “facing an array of potential charges.”The man is known to police, and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 30.Shelkie said the trailer park remained closed for a police investigation on Saturday, but surrounding streets were re-opened.The incident began early Friday morning when police were called about an assault at a residence.Mounties said the suspect had an altercation with officers who responded to the call. The suspect then fled the area with “a high-powered rifle.”Gunfire was exchanged at the trailer park before the suspect went into one of the residences, police said.Mounties instructed parents not to pick up their children from a nearby elementary school, and instead Shelkie said students would be bused to a local bridge where parents could pick them up.Residents of the trailer park were told to remain inside and to lock their doors and windows.Nicole Calver, a receptionist at the First Nations Tax Commission, said she heard sirens at about 11 a.m. Friday and looked out the window to see about 15 RCMP vehicles head into a trailer park across the street.“That’s where we saw the squad vehicle ram a green truck,” she said. “We did hear, we did witness six gunshots and we saw people running around, I think a squad team … running around the trailer park after that.”Police said no one is believed to have been injured during the course of the incident and are thanking the public for complying with safety measures and area restrictions.“We want to thank the residents and management of G & M Trailer Park very much for their cooperation, patience and assistance during this stressful event,” Shelkie said in a news release, adding that thanks extends to area drivers as well. “We are well aware of the impact of shutting down major roads, and we only took that step in this instance to ensure public safety as the suspect was in possession of a high-powered rifle.”
By Kenneth Jackson and Cullen CrozierAPTN InvestigatesFirst Nation-owned Wasaya Airways is under the watch of Transport Canada inspectors after the company was found to be violating “major” components of their safety management system (SMS) during an inspection in 2013, APTN Investigates has learned.But an aviation expert says the northern Ontario company should have been immediately grounded and described their safety management system as in “shambles” based on a Transport Canada inspection report obtained by APTN.A team of Transport Canada inspectors descended on the Wasaya headquarters in Thunder Bay last March and spent about a week poring over the company’s SMS dating back a year to April 2012 according to the report.It was determined the airway, that serves remote First Nations in northern Ontario, to be in “non-conformance” in six different key elements relating to SMS, a regulatory requirement airways in Canada adhere to.Inspectors found staff didn’t know how to file safety reports, the main base in Thunder Bay had no carry-on sizing device, neither did sub-base Sioux Lookout, an emergency response plan hadn’t been updated since 2010 and none of the staff interviewed by Transport Canada were trained on it.An armed peace officer was also allowed to fly without documentation and without crew members knowing he was carrying a live weapon. There was also multiple issues with de-icing policies.To see the complete report click here.“There were indications employees had started to lose respect for the process and to question their supervisor’s commitment or their ability to bring about change. There were several gaps in functionally related elements which will cause the system to continue to break down,” the report said referring to how the SMS was implemented.Management then got a failing grade from Transport Canada or a “major” deficiency.“Staff did not understand what they were responsible for, people (were) not completing their duties and staff (was) not being held responsible for items under their control,” the report states.Dave Winter used to conduct aviation inspections for Transport Canada until he retired in 2010. APTN asked him to review the assessment of Wasaya and give his expert opinion.He described Wasaya as being in complete shambles regarding their safety reporting.“I would have suspended their operating certificate,” said Winter, who had planes grounded during his more than 30 years with Transport Canada. “To me that means there is something seriously wrong with the company. It’s up to Transport Canada to do something about that.”Transport Canada didn’t take Wasaya out of the air.Rather Wasaya was ordered to make adjustments and submit a report saying the changes had been made – known as a Corrective Action Plan.According to the report the plan was to be filed by June 17, 2013. It was filed in July.Transport Canada refused to provide a copy of Wasaya’s plan or speak about the company citing privacy reasons.Winter said if Transport Canada wasn’t going to ground the planes then the feds should have followed up with surprise inspections and went undercover on flights to ensure safety of passengers was being met.“I’d be putting those guys under pretty much constant surveillance,” said Winter. “I’d be watching them every day.”Transport Canada did say they have visited Wasaya twice since March 2013, but it’s not clear if one of those times was the initial inspection. They also said they’ll continue to monitor Wasaya but wouldn’t say how.They also said they conducted 11 inspections between 2001 and February 2013. Transport Canada didn’t respond in a timely fashion to a follow up question on how previous inspections missed what they determined to be major deficiencies in safety.Wasaya eventually refused to comment on “internal matters” and said it’s a private company accountable to the First Nations that own the airway.President Tom Morris initially offered to pay for an APTN reporter to fly to Thunder Bay and meet his staff. He would also pay for accommodations. He then offered to fly to Ottawa and meet with APTN before sending a letter declining any comment.Airways in Canada basically regulate themselves after Transport Canada begin implementing the SMS requirement in 2005. It’s one of the reasons why Winters retired. He didn’t think SMS went far enough to protect passengers and said he witnessed enforcement be scaled back.The systems allow for a company to establish, maintain and adhere to their own SMS.Federal inspectors then review the overall system.The expectation is the company will conduct internal audits and verify employees understand SMS to ensure it’s working.Transport Canada said they are satisfied with the changes Wasaya has made but their own report suggests management doesn’t always follow up on “Corrective Action Plans.”Winter said from his experience when airways are found not following safety rules they make it look like things will change but follow ups showed many times they didn’t.“When they get caught doing something like that they’ll put on the appearance that they’re doing something, but once the surveillance is done they go back to their old ways,” he said.That’s why he said it’s important Transport Canada continue to monitor Wasaya, at least to ensure the protection of passengers is being done.Wasaya is owned by 12 northern Ontario First Nations. Multiple chiefs said they had no knowledge of the Transport Canada report and asked that it be faxed to them.In 2003, eight people died when a Wasaya plane crashed heading to Summer Beaver First Nation.email@example.com@aptn.ca
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s minority government will hand down its first budget Tuesday, saying it will offer the hard decisions needed to balance the province’s finances.Finance Minister Ernie Steeves said Monday the province is paying almost $700-million a year to service its approximately $14 billion debt.“I think it’s urgent that we balance our budget. I think it’s urgent we try and pay down the net debt, and that’s what I’m going to be doing tomorrow,” he told reporters. Steeves offered a twist on the traditional new-shoe photo op Monday: He shined up a pair of shoes he’d had for years, rather than buy new.“We’re not going to spend new money on new shoes for sure. There will be some new money spent in the budget, though, I can tell you that. It’s going to be a good budget,” he said. The province had consecutive deficit budgets for more than a decade until a small surplus last year.Steeves said some departments will face cuts, but others will get more spending and some new altogether new spending will be announced.He said the budget will not have big tax cuts, but it won’t raise taxes either. He said it will pay down some of the province’s accumulated debt.The budget will have to win the support of at least one opposition party, but the People’s Alliance has previously announced it would back the minority government through its first 18 months.“I mean, you gotta make hard choices and the thing is, for the last 12 or 13 years we’ve gone through successive governments and they haven’t made hard choices,” Steeves said Monday. But he said Tuesday’s budget won’t be about cuts: “It really isn’t. It’s about efficiencies.”The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — With a popular measure that shows Canadians’ soaring debt remains in record-breaking territory, the federal government has acknowledged internally there’s no way of knowing whether the burden has climbed too high.A recently released federal analysis, prepared for Finance Minister Bill Morneau, said the country’s household-debt-to-disposable-income ratio has been steadily rising since 1990, when it was 90 per cent. That translates to 90 cents in debt for every dollar of household disposable income.On Thursday, the latest figures showed the ratio hit 170.4 per cent in the final three months of 2017, just below its historical peak of 170. 5 per cent the previous quarter. That’s just over $1.70 in debt for every dollar of disposable income.Three real-life signs that interest rate hikes are already starting to biteCanadian consumer debt hits new high amid watchdog warningsHousehold debt-to-income ratio edges lower: Canadians now owe $1.70 for every $1 earned“While the debt ratio is high historically speaking, there is no way of precisely determining whether the current ratio is too high,” said the memo, which was written last August.“There is no estimate of the exact ‘optimal’ level of household debt.”The Finance Department document, labelled “secret,” was obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.Policy-makers keep an eye on the debt ratio, which is one of several ways experts monitor household debt, in their efforts to gauge the severity — and potential fallout — of the country’s years-long borrowing binge.The Bank of Canada, for one, has carefully assessed the economic risks of consumer debt in order to determine how quickly it can raise interest rates without piling on too many debt-servicing costs for over-stretched households. The central bank has called Canadians’ debt burdens an area of top concern.Still, in response to the stronger national economy, the bank has increased its benchmark rate three times since last summer. When the economy is close to full capacity, the bank hikes its rate to keep inflation from rising above its two per cent ideal target.Even if it is uncertain where the danger zones begin for the household-debt ratio, the briefing note to Morneau said there are “clear negative consequences” for the economy if the number gets too high or too low.High household debt can lead to “deeper and more protracted recessions,” while levels too low among those who can afford it could push home-ownership rates down to sub-optimal levels, the memo said.But the document notes that static calculations about debt fail to account for many other factors that can affect the entire picture, such as policy changes aimed at slowing debt accumulation.“Ultimately, what drives the sustainability of debt is whether carrying it is affordable and whether the distribution of that debt poses any systemic financial risk,” said the memo, which was partially redacted.The main theme of the document was to explore likely economic impacts from the Bank of Canada’s current rate-hiking path.The memo presented two primary ways higher rates will affect the economy — they will make existing debt loads costlier to service and they will make interest-sensitive spending, like expenditures for cars, housing and business investment, more expensive.But given expectations the central bank will take a gradual approach to raising the rate, the briefing note said the economy is likely to steadily absorb the increases.Some analysts said the fact this week’s debt-ratio reading was slightly lower than the previous number could suggest Canada’s debt growth may have turned a corner.“That should be viewed as a positive development by the (Bank of Canada), though progress on reducing the ‘key vulnerability’ of elevated household debt will likely be very slow,” RBC economist Josh Nye wrote in a research note.For several years, policy-makers have been introducing new regulations, such as restrictions on mortgage credit, to curb the build-up of household debt.Earlier this week, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz also said the federal government’s steps to add to the public debt in recent years has helped slow the rise in debt accumulated by Canadians.Poloz, who acknowledged household burdens have still managed to reach historic highs, said Ottawa’s spending on programs such as enhanced child benefits and infrastructure have contributed to economic growth. As a consequence, the stimulus has pushed interest rates higher than they would have been without it, he said.On the household-debt-to-disposable-income ratio, some experts see it as just one number out of many and insist that consideration must be given to the composition of the debt, such as how much of it is high risk.“It’s masking more than it’s revealing,” Benjamin Tal, CIBC’s deputy chief economist, said of the ratio.“Therefore, the fact that (Finance officials) are saying, ‘there’s no optimal level, we don’t know if it’s really very high,’ suggests that at least there is some rational thinking when it comes to this ratio, which is very refreshing.”Twitter:
Legitimate companies and banks will NEVER ask for your full PIN and password online.Legitimate companies and banks will NEVER telephone you to ask for your banking PIN and password.Telephone calls asking for these details will not be from the bank or company, therefore the person calling is likely to be a fraudster.Any unsolicited communication or contact from your bank or another company should be checked.Contact the bank or company in the event that you are approached by phone.Try and use a separate phone from the one that you have been contacted on as the fraudsters can hold open your phone line and trick you into believing that you are contacting your bank.Damien Kiberd: Government policy on housing is a massive muddleRead: AIB lost €1.7 billion last year, but that’s much better than the previous year ORGANISED CRIMINALS and fraudsters are out to get people’s personal bank details, warn the PSNI, stating that they are using sophisticated methods to target customers.The PSNI said that criminals use “social engineering” known as “grooming” their victims in order to make them comply with their requests, they said.“They say they represent the bank or another well known company and have already garnered some information about the company or individual,” said the police.Phone or emailDuring the course of a phone call or email, they elicit enough information to take control of the online banking.“The people behind this are organised and knowledgeable both about systems and the companies they claim to represent, as well as the people that they victimise,” said the police.The added that it is vital that each individual is aware of online security threats, can spot attempted fraud and take steps to avoid this.Here are some tips from the PSNI to remember:
Fuite des eaux tritiées de la centrale nucléaire de CivauxDu tritium a été détecté dans la nappe phréatique située sous la centrale nucléaire de Civaux, a annoncé EDF vendredi dernier. Ceci ne remettrait toutefois pas en question la potabilité de l’eau.Largement supérieure aux valeurs limites mais inférieure au seuil de potabilité de l’eau, la quantité de tritium contenue dans l’eau ne semble présenter aucun danger pour la santé humaine. C’est ce qu’a expliqué vendredi EDF après avoir annoncé que cet élément avait été détecté dans la nappe phréatique située sous la centrale nucléaire de Civaux dans la Vienne. Le tritium est un élément radioactif provenant de l’exploitation des centrales nucléaires et qui est directement stocké sur les sites avant d’être rejeté, “conformément aux autorisations de rejets”, a précisé EDF.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylPlus concrètement, l’électricien a indiqué dans un communiqué qu'”un prélèvement réalisé dans un puits de contrôle de qualité des eaux souterraines a révélé une concentration en tritium de 540 becquerels par litre (Bq/l) dans la nappe phréatique située sous la centrale nucléaire de Civaux, alors que la valeur attendue pour ce type d’analyse est de l’ordre de 8 Bq/l”. D’après les responsables de la centrale, la fuite proviendrait en fait d’un robinet de réservoir de stockage d’effluents. Ainsi, des travaux pour arrêter l’écoulement ont débuté dans la journée de vendredi tandis que les réparations devraient commencer dans le courant de la semaine. Néanmoins, pour évaluer l’étendue de l’incident, des analyses ont été réalisées dans la rivière Vienne et n’ont pas mis en évidence la présence de tritium. “L’eau de cette nappe phréatique ne fait l’objet d’aucun usage direct, ni pour l’eau potable ni pour les besoins agricoles. Elle ne communique pas non plus avec des nappes phréatiques aux alentours”, a rassuré le responsable de communication de la centrale, Emmanuel Pedrono cité par le Journal de l’environnement.La concentration relevée en tritium dans l’eau constitue l’équivalent du taux de radioactivité naturelle intégrée par une personne séjournant pendant un mois à 1.500 mètres d’altitude. En outre, elle est 15 fois inférieure au seuil de potabilité de l’eau fixé à 7.800 Bq/l par l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), a insisté l’entreprise. Le 23 janvier 2012 à 13:20 • Maxime Lambert
MIAMI (WSVN) – Weeks after Hurricane Irma caused many boats to slip, boaters can finally get their vessels back.The 7News drone flew over Pelican Harbor, Thursday, as boats that came loose and washed up on a nearby island were placed on barges.The boats will be taken to Watson Island where owners can claim them.If they’re left abandoned, they’ll be sold for scrap.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
According to Communications Liaison for the district, Pegge Erkeneff, the cameras were installed in 2013. Parents are sent a reminder at the start of each school year. For more information, view Board Policy 3515 School Safety and Security. Parents are asked to contact their school principal with questions regarding the cameras. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享All Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools are equipped with digital security cameras to allow administrators and, if needed, local police, to monitor school entrances, hallways and other areas. According to the letter the cameras are located in public areas inside and outside of the school buildings. The letter also states that no cameras are placed in areas where students, staff, or community members have a reasonable expectation of privacy, e.g., a bathroom or a locker room. In a letter sent to KPBSD parents on Thursday from KPBSD Superintendent John O’Brien, “Each school day over 8,000 students attend our 42 schools. While at school, the safety and security of your child(ren) is always our number one priority. As a way to ensure this, the school district and the borough have installed security cameras at your child(ren)’s school. “ O’Brien: “School security is the main purpose for the cameras. However, recordings may be used in disciplinary proceedings. In addition, matters captured by the cameras may be referred to local law enforcement, as appropriate.”
Enlarge ImageThe cinematic future of the Star Trek Enterprise looks a bit grim. Paramount Pictures While Star Trek: Discovery is impressing fans with an extra dose of “action, wit and color,” it looks like the Star Trek 4 movie has been put on hold indefinitely. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET’s parent company.)Star Trek’s first female director, S.J. Clarkson, is jumping off the Enterprise to direct the upcoming HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, Deadline reported Tuesday. In August 2018, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth (who played Kirk’s father in the 2009 Star Trek film) might not rejoin the series due to contract problems. With both the director gone and two of the stars walking away due to salary disputes, Star Trek 4 sadly won’t be engaging audiences anytime soon. Paramount Pictures didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But Star Trek fans shouldn’t feel too distraught. In addition to Star Trek: Discovery, fans also have more than one new animated series to look forward to.On Tuesday, producer and writer Alex Kurtzman told The Hollywood Reporter there’ll be a “minimum of two” animated series as he continues to build out the Star Trek franchise.In addition to Star Trek: Lower Decks (the half-hour animated comedy from Rick and Morty producer Mike McMahan), CBS All Access has ordered two more installments of shortform series Star Trek: Short Treks. If that’s not enough new Star Trek shows for fans, there’s also the Patrick Stewart-led untitled Picard series, a Star Trek: Discovery spinoff starring Michelle Yeoh, and The Starfleet Academy from producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage in the works.Season 2 of Discovery premieres on CBS All Access in the US on Jan. 17, and on Netflix around the world. The new season begins with an episode titled Brother, which picks up right where season 1 left off with the arrival of the Enterprise. 14 Photos Tags Share your voice Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Star Trek: Discovery taps classic fun for new season: From the return of Spock to the lighter tone, this IS your father’s Star Trek. Star Trek: Discovery cast members on the tech they’d phase-blast away How Star Trek: Discovery’s Spock differs from the classic Nimoy take Star Trek: Lower Decks have you excited? Give the ’70s cartoon a try TV and Movies Every Star Trek: Discovery season 2 photo so far Comments Game of Thrones HBO CBS Star Trek Netflix 14 More Star Trek
Nirmala Sitharaman delivering her budget speech.TwitterUnion Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed on Friday, July 5, tax deduction at source (TDS) of two per cent on cash withdrawals exceeding Rs 1 crore in a year from a bank account. “Our Government has taken a number of initiatives in the recent past for the promotion of digital payments and less cash economy,” said Sitharaman, while presenting her first Union Budget. The decision was made to promote digital payments and curb black money.The Finance Minister also proposed that business establishments with an annual turnover of more than Rs 50 crore shall offer low-cost digital modes of payment to their customers and no charges or Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) shall be imposed on customers as well as merchants.”RBI and banks will absorb these costs from the savings that will accrue to them on account of handling less cash as people move to these digital modes of payment,” Sitharaman said.”Necessary amendments are being made in the Income Tax Act and the Payments and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 to give effect to these provisions,” she added.
Ten retired defence officers formally join Kamal Hossain-led Gano Forum ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections at a programme at Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber on Monday afternoon. Photo: Prothom AloTen retired defence officers on Monday formally joined Kamal Hossain-led Gano Forum ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections.They joined Gano Forum, a key component of Jatiya Oikya Front, inclusive of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at a programme at Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber in the afternoon.The defence officers are retired lieutenant colonel and freedom fighter Khandakar Faridul Akbar, retired lieutenant colonel Sheikh Akram Ali, retired lieutenant colonel Mohammad Shahidullah, retired lieutenant colonel AFM Nuruddin, retired major Masudul Hasan, retired major Md Imran, retired major Md Badrul Alam Siddiqui and retired squadron leader Md Forkan Alam Khan, retired squadron leader MD Habib Ullah and retired squadron leader MD Mahmud.Kamal was not present at the programme due to his other engagement.Gano Forum executive president and lawyer Subrata Chowdhury welcomed the ex-defence officers.“We welcome 10 retired army and air force officers as they are going to start a new journey in politics by joining Gano Forum,” Subrata said adding, “We’ll work together for the country and restoration of democracy and people’s voting rights”Subrata hoped that people will win the battle of ballot on 30 December as it is the last chance for bringing a change in the country’s politics.Senior Gano Forum leaders, including its presidium members Jaglul Haider Afrik, AHM Shafiq Ullah, Gano Forum training affairs secretary Rafiqul Islam Pathik and executive committee member retired major Amin Ahmed Afsari were, among others, present.Earlier, Reza Kibria, son of slain former Awami League finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, joined the party and submitted its nomination paper to Kamal on Sunday to contest the 30 December parliamentary polls under Jatiya Oikya Front from Habiganj-1 constituency.
Nobody saw this coming, here’s his full rant. Advertisement Russell Westbrook blew Colin’s mind last night and it wasn’t because he got his 578th triple double. It was because he played a disciplined, efficient game and showed an understanding of playing with tempo. not just going 110 mmiles per hour for 48 minutes.Colin absolutely loves this Westbrook. For today, he isn’t Kanye, he’s the new NBA logo, Jerry Westbrook. Kanye Westbrook is an all-star, Jerry Westbrook is an all-time talent.“Today, I’m changing his name to Jerry Westbrook. Disciplined. Logo. Good teammate. Formidable. Played with others. So, the new NBA logo, for a day, is Jerry Westbrook. I loved what I saw last night, and it had nothing to do with a triple double.”Colin just hopes Westbrook doesn’t revert to Kanye when he plays James Harden and the Rockets coming up. Colin loves Jerry Westbrook.
September 3, 2008 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. By Fredric PaulAt bMighty.com, we hold the following truth to be self-evident: That today’s technology has radically shifted the competitive landscape, giving smaller, more nimble organizations a profound advantage. bMighty’s mission is to help growing companies understand and exploit that advantage.Not so long ago, the best business technology was found only in the workplace. The most powerful computers. The fastest Internet connections. The most advanced software. The most innovative mobile devices. And because every company was basically on their own, it all required big piles of money to acquire and lots of highly trained people to manage and maintain. If you wanted — or needed — mainframe power, well, you had to have a mainframe.Consumers, meanwhile, had to get by with dial-up Internet connections and poky computers running outmoded software on last-generation chips.And growing businesses were stuck in the middle. On the one hand, they couldn’t afford cutting-edge corporate technology found in the enterprise, and often ended up paying a relative premium for scaled-down — often dumbed-down — versions adapted for the “SMB market.” They had no choice, though, because consumer technologies were painfully inadequate for even simple business tasks. Small and midsize companies found themselves at a continual disadvantage compared to their enterprise competitors.But now, the times they are a-changing. In the last few years, the shifting tides of technological innovation have completely reversed that situation. The convergence of several key trends hands the advantages not to the large, but to the swift, the mobile, the nimble, the flexible, and the innovative.Cloud Computing:As the best applications and most powerful IT infrastructure become increasingly available over the Internet, hosted and maintained by third parties, growing companies can finally challenge the technological superiority enjoyed by the world’s largest organizations.Software as a Service (SaaS):Like Cloud Computing, SaaS seem s tailor made for growing companies, allowing them to access world-class application without having to buy it, host it, or maintain it.Platform as a Service (PaaS):While platform as a service doesn’t have direct application to most growing companies, the concept plays an important role in letting software developers quickly and easily customize their programs for even the smallest customers. That helps erase the edge enterprises get by having the resources to create or commission the specific applications they need.The Consumerization Of IT:From the iPhone to Gmail, consumer technology now offers much more power at a far lower cost — often free! — than does established corporate technology. Growing businesses can enjoy a productivity advantage, for example, by being flexible enough to support the iPhone when a Fortune 500 can’t. Similarly, lean and mean startups can save big by relying on free services like Gmail or the many alternatives to Microsoft Office. Even purely corporate applications — including business intelligence software — are being consumerized. While consumer alternatives may lack important features business users are accustomed to-security is the most common issue–they may also offer real advantages.Web 2.0, Social Networking, User-Generated Content:Back in the day, it took big bucks to get the attention of the public. You needed a hefty PR budget and massive advertising campaign just get on the radar screen. Not any more. Today, even the smallest company armed with a great idea and a clever strategy can hit it big using viral marketing techniques to spread the word via YouTube videos, online user reviews, forwarded e-mails, social networking services, and many other techniques.Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search-Based Marketing (SEM):SEO plays no favorites. Search engines don’t care how big the company that owns a Web site is. All that matters is the site’s content and execution. 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Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there were two political interventions” from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff before the hosts were announced on Dec. 2, 2010. “Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried to influence their voting representatives. That’s why we now have a World Cup in Qatar. Those who decided it should take responsibility for it,” said Blatter, who said he was tired of taking the blame for something he had no control over.“I act on the leadership principal. If a majority of the executive committee wants a World Cup in Qatar then I have to accept that,” Blatter said.He suggested that the German football federation (DFB) received a recommendation from Wulff “to vote for Qatar out of economic interests.”Former DFB president Theo Zwanziger wrote in his book that Wulff had asked about Qatar’s chances but he denied it had had any influence. Franz Beckenbauer, an executive committee member at the time, has never indicated which country he voted for.Blatter accepted no responsibly for the plight of migrant laborers building stadiums in Qatar amid reports of human rights abuses.“Look at the German companies!” he said before naming railway and construction firms. “Deutsche Bahn, Hochtief and many more had projects in Qatar even before the World Cup was awarded.”Blatter was instead concentrating on saving FIFA, which has been rocked by a widening American corruption probe that alleges bribery and racketeering worth more than $150 million involving high-ranking FIFA officials over a 24-year span. Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 ways to recognize low testosterone New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “Until everything is clarified I won’t take any travel risks,” Blatter said.However, he will be traveling to Russia for the qualification draw on July 25 for the 2018 World Cup.Blatter has found support from Russian president Vladimir Putin, who has accused American authorities of meddling in soccer affairs.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “I’m there now to fight. Not for myself but for FIFA,” said Blatter, who added he was on the right path and had no doubts. “Self-doubt is a leader’s greatest enemy.”Blatter announced his intention to leave office on June 2, four days after he was re-elected for a fifth four-year term, as pressure built from the American case and a separate Swiss federal investigation focused on possible money laundering linked to the awarding of the World Cups to Russia and Qatar.But he remains defiant despite the scandal engulfing world soccer’s governing body.“Is FIFA responsible from the top down for everything in football, what happens in some village somewhere around the world?” asked Blatter, also a target of the American investigation.“Everyone has fears, for example of death, but with regard to my work at FIFA I have no fear. I’ve nothing to be afraid of,” said Blatter.“I’m afraid that they want to wreck FIFA, a work that I helped create,” the 79-year-old said.Blatter said he accepts criticism but “what hurts are hateful tirades. They come from envy.”Blatter cannot be extradited from his native Switzerland to the U.S. without his consent but he risks arrest in many countries. He was not travelling to Canada for the Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments Share 5 treatments for adult scoliosis
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires With Todd Bowles taking the New York Jets’ head coaching position, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will be restocking his staff.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, one of the greatest defensive coordinators in league history will meet with the Cardinals about a position.Cardinals scheduled to meet next week with former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau about senior coaching position on their staff, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2015 LeBeau, 77, has been an NFL coach since 1973, most recently an 11-year stint as the defensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He resigned his position earlier this month.AZCentral Sports’ Kent Somers reported Wednesday that the Cardinals plan on promoting a defensive coordinator from within while bringing LeBeau on as a senior assistant.However, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area tweeted Thursday that former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio could receive a call from the Cardinals’ offices as well.Source close to Vic Fangio, former 49ers defensive coordinator, expects him to be contacted by every team that has an opening.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) January 15, 2015 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling
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