BOISE, ID – SEPTEMBER 3: The sun lights the foothills of Boise in this overhead shot of Bronco Stadium before the start of the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Boise State Broncos on September 3, 2009 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 19-8. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Most college football and NFL head coaches have some experience playing at the collegiate or professional level. Who will be the next college football/NFL stars to make the transition from player to coach?NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah threw out a name earlier today, and a lot of other analysts seem to be on board.Who does Jeremiah think will make a great head coach?Former Boise State star Kellen Moore.Putting this out here early– Kellen Moore will be a college HC within 3 years. Learned under one of the best college HC’s (Petersen), played QB in the NFL for 6 years, now QB coach of Cowboys, great leader, high character.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) May 20, 2018Moore was the No. 41 quarterback in the 2007 recruiting class, according to 247Sports, but went on to become the all-time winningest quarterback in Division-I college football history with 50 wins.He went undrafted due to his small stature, but learned quickly and even had a 435-yard passing game against the Washington Redskins.Moore shifted from player to coaching staff for the Dallas Cowboys this year and currently serves as the team’s quarterbacks coach.Would he make a good college coach?
MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Camp Randall Stadium as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregon State Beavers at on September 10, 2011 in Madison Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Oregon State 35-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Wisconsin tight end Kyle Penniston has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report from 247Sports.Penniston has one year of eligibility remaining. He appeared in 39 games over his career with the Badgers, including all 13 in 2018.Penniston made three receptions for 18 yards and one score this past fall. For his career in Madison, he caught 16 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns.After redshirting in 2015, Penniston assumed a role as a backup tight end over the next three seasons.#Badgers tight end Kyle Penniston has put his name in the transfer portal.https://t.co/n0nzeywh5e pic.twitter.com/JpZtiUendZ— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) January 23, 2019Penniston was a three-star recruit and the No. 13 overall tight end in the 2015 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.By entering the transfer portal, it enables him to be contacted by other programs as he searches for a new destination.You can stay updated on the transfer portal using 247Sports’ portal tracker.
Dans le cadre du nouveau processus, les conseils scolaires demeurent responsables de la décision finale concernant la fermeture d’une école. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le nouveau processus d’examen des écoles, pour consulter les lignes directrices sur le modèle de site central et pour tout autre renseignement, consultez le www.ednet.ns.ca/schoolreview. Le gouvernement a adopté, aujourd’hui 17 octobre, des modifications à la loi sur l’éducation (Education Act) visant à donner force de loi au nouveau processus d’examen des écoles. Ce nouveau processus met l’accent sur la collaboration, la mobilisation communautaire et une meilleure planification à long terme pour les écoles. « Les modifications à la loi sur l’éducation reflètent les recommandations qui ont découlé des consultations avec les Néo-Écossais, a dit Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Grâce à notre plan à long terme et à l’engagement accru du public, nous sommes confiants que les communautés et conseils scolaires ont maintenant accès à un processus d’examen des écoles amélioré. » Les modifications à la loi ont été présentées au printemps dernier. Elles ont été proclamées aujourd’hui et ont maintenant force de loi. Cet été, Mme Casey a publié les lignes directrices et les critères pour le modèle de site central. Le processus d’examen des écoles exige maintenant : que les conseils scolaires choisissent une école ou un groupe d’écoles aux fins d’examen selon les renseignements fournis dans un plan à long terme, et formulent une recommandation; qu’un comité local d’examen des écoles soit établi afin de procéder aux examens, incluant des consultations publiques, pour chaque groupe d’écoles, et afin d’étudier une variété de scénarios, avec l’aide d’un conseiller indépendant, au besoin; que le rapport et les recommandations à l’intention du conseil scolaire soient rédigés par le comité d’examen, et non seulement par le personnel du conseil scolaire, les parents ou la collectivité; que la date de début d’un examen soit plus flexible; que les différentes étapes du processus d’examen des écoles soient effectuées pendant une période de temps précise plutôt que selon une date précise.
The Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have appealed to all relevant parties to be mindful of the continued need for breastfeeding of infants during the current flood and landslide emergency, and caution against unnecessary and potentially harmful donations and use of infant formula and powdered milk.In emergency situations where food supplies and access to safe water is extremely limited, infants and children in affected areas remain highly vulnerable to diarrhea and other diseases. Breast milk can provide the critical nutrients and immune support to infants which can help protect against infections. Due to the risks associated with the preparation of formula and powdered milk in an emergency situation where clean water, clean pots and cooking facilities are not available, the health risks to infants who are not breastfed is significantly higher.Donations of formula milk increases the vulnerability of infants exposing them to infection, diarrhea and other severe complications. Hence donations of formula milk or powdered milk must be avoided in emergencies. Where necessary, for orphaned infants it will be supplied by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (MoH) or the Provincial/District level health authorities.It is important not to lose sight of what is best for infants and children and to foster an environment in which mothers are encouraged to continue breastfeeding and safe complementary feeding in the difficult circumstances following the flood and landslide disaster. (Colombo Gazette) The health risks for babies who are not breastfed can be significantly higher. Every effort should be taken to protect and support breastfeeding among all breastfeeding mothers affected by the disaster. “We are facing a severe challenge with the current emergency and this can lead to risk of sickness and diseaseamong children” said Dr. Sarath Amunugama actg. Director General of Health Services of the Ministry of Health.“Continued breastfeeding is critical to ensure good health and well-being of infants and toddlers up to 2 years ofage”. All infants up to 6 months of age should be exclusively breastfed even during a time of disaster. Children up to the age of 2 years and beyond should be given breast milk along with safe and adequate complementary feeding as per the national guidelines. Giving infant formula during a disaster situation can easily create a double disaster, as infants given formula will invariably develop diarrheal diseases and lead to higher risk of death.
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) through 15 December and pledged to keep its troop strength under review, stopping short of meeting Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s recommendation to significantly increase in the size of the force.In a report to the Council earlier this month, Mr. Annan said the mission’s mandate should be extended through 24 January 2006 to assist in a peace process that includes elections planned for this October.The report called for an additional 3,400 soldiers or four battalions to be added to UNOCI’s troop strength, plus an additional 475 police personnel.Mr. Annan said the increases were needed to assist with the tasks of the broader peace process, which include disarming and demobilizing combatants. They are also required in light of “the volatile security situation and the possibility that another major violent crisis might occur.”This recommendation proved prescient. The report was issued on 13 January, just three days before demonstrations outside UN offices in Abidjan turned violent and spread across the country before intensive diplomatic activity restored calm several days later.Commenting on these developments in the light of his recommendations for a larger force, Mr. Annan told journalists last Thursday that “events on the ground have made our case.”The proposed increase would constitute a marked expansion of UNOCI, which presently has an authorized strength of up to 7,090 military personnel and 725 police officers.By today’s unanimously adopted resolution, the Security Council said it would review the tasks and the troop level of UNOCI when considering the forthcoming report if the Secretary-General on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The situations in both Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia will then be examined in the light of efforts to achieve progress towards the organization of elections by the end of October, the Council said.The mission in Côte d’Ivoire was established in May 2003 to help the Ivorian parties implement the peace agreement they signed in January of that year, ending the civil war that divided the country between the government-controlled south and the rebel-held north.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today warmly welcomed the re-launching of negotiations aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem and pledged the commitment of the United Nations to these efforts. Mr. Ban, in a statement issued in New York, welcomed the finalization of a joint communiqué and a formal re-launch of the talks by Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, who met today at the UN Protected Area in the capital, Nicosia. “I commend the leaders for their commitment to resuming negotiations and for their hard work in the past months to reach what is an important statement of shared principles and invaluable basis for renewed talks,” said the Secretary-General. “The United Nations will continue to support the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in their efforts to reunify the island and move on from decades of separation. I personally pledge our resolute commitment to these efforts.”The UN has been facilitating talks between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leadership, with a view to the eventual establishment of a federal government with a single international personality, consisting of a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, each of equal status.Mr. Ban also recognized the “indispensable” role played up to this point by his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer.Mr. Downer, who was appointed in September 2008, has informed the Secretary-General that now that the joint communiqué has been achieved, he has decided to take up a new position and step down as Special Adviser. In a press statement issued later in the day, the Security Council echoed many of the UN chief’s sentiments and expressed hope that the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders will take advantage of the opportunity “to reach a comprehensive settlement based on a bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality,” as set out in the relevant Council resolutions. “The Security Council reiterates its full support for the process and underlines the benefits that reunification will bring to the island, the members of the 15-nation body said, adding that they look forward to substantive progress in the negotiations as soon as possible. Finally, the Council expressed deep appreciation at the perseverance and commitment of Mr. Downer, since September 2008, and wished him well in his future endeavours. The UN has deployed a peacekeeping force in Cyprus, known as UNFICYP, since 1964, when inter-communal fighting erupted on the Mediterranean island.
When Amy Gilners won the Promise Prize for Top Achievement in the Study of Animals at Work, she knew right away what she wanted to do with the prize money — help working animals.The Promise Prize is awarded each time Kendra Coulter, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Labour Studies, teaches her course, Animals at Work. Coulter created the award in 2016 and funds it using the proceeds from her book, Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity.“I already had a strong inclination to protect and advocate for animals, but this course really helped me to realize that animal welfare is a passion for me,” says Gilners, a fourth-year Psychology student and Joint Advisor/Liaison Officer in the Registrar’s Office at Brock University.Upon winning the prize for her academic achievement at the end of winter term, Gilners decided that she would donate the award to the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary’s fundraising drive to purchase a large-animal CT scanner, the first of its kind in Canada. Coulter, upon hearing of the donation, was inspired to match it with a donation of her own.“The fact that Amy chose to take the monetary portion of the prize and put it towards animal well-being is a compelling demonstration of how ideas connect to action,” says Coulter. “It’s a beautiful illustration of one of the central themes of the course: interspecies solidarity.“We should be very proud of this member of the Brock community — as a student, staff member and citizen.”The fundraiser, which required the sanctuary to raise more than $500,000 by July 1, was recently declared a success.“The scanner is now en route to the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, where it will help both large animals and the people working with and for these animals,” says Gilners, who would encourage any fellow student to take some of the courses on offer in Critical Animal Studies.“The Animals at Work course introduces the concept of humane jobs, which are jobs that are good for both people and animals. My view of what types of work animals perform was greatly expanded, as well as the types of work people can do with or for animals,” she says. “The course also helped me to understand and articulate my position on animal labour and deepened my appreciation for individuals who dedicate their lives to animal welfare.”Coulter, who also recently created the Solidarity Prize for Excellence in Early Career Equine Research to recognize junior colleagues in horse-human studies internationally, is happy to support both students and peers in their dedication to working animals.“Amy was very attuned and engaged throughout the course, and her work was consistently outstanding,” Coulter says.“It’s such a pleasure for me to recognize motivated students and reward their efforts in the study of animals and work, in particular.”
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking for the removal of a statute of retired Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis after he joined other NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.The petition on change.org says the anthem honors the United States and its veterans. It reads: “To kneel during it is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting.”A Maryland Stadium Authority spokeswoman told The Baltimore Sun extra security has been added to M&T Bank Stadium, including the plaza where Lewis’ statue is located.Many other players also knelt Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s call for owners to fire players who refuse to stand during the anthem.Lewis said on “Inside the NFL” that he prayed while he knelt to “simply honor God in the midst of chaos.”
The formal opening of FLSmidth’s expanded facilities at its Delmas Supercenter in Mpumalanga the company says is good news for customers, while boosting the engineering capability of the South African economy. According to Stephan Kruger, FLSmidth Director for Manufacturing and Warehousing in the region, the added capacity of the facility will further contribute to the group’s productivity and customer service while improving stock availability and lead times.The facility is now double the size it was a year ago, with a total of 10,500 m2 under roof and under crane. The workshop is one of fewer than 10% of facilities countrywide that boasts a 120 t lifting capacity with 11.5 m under crane hook. “The expansion is aligned with our corporate mission to provide sustainable productivity enhancements for our customers,” says Kruger. “It raises our engineering capability to support local customers, while also improving our efficiencies to compete globally in certain lines of products.”The Delmas facility engineers components for FLSmidth equipment, as well as whole assemblies and complete equipment. The addition of new manufacturing equipment in the workshop – including CNC-controlled six axis machines – will increase the range of items that can be machined on site. The work process has also been optimised to promote quality, reliability, efficiency and cost effectiveness.The facility’s services include refurbishment, retrofitting and upgrading of existing equipment. It also holds substantial strategic stocks of spare parts such as exciter gearboxes, rotors and stators, as well as wear parts such as screen panels.“The FLSmidth Delmas Supercenter is a world class OEM facility that consolidates and grows specialist expertise within the South African market, creating exciting opportunities for the future,” says Kruger. “This expansion is a vote of confidence in the specialised knowledge imbedded in this facility, which makes an important contribution to sustaining technical skill levels in South Africa.”He emphasises the company’s commitment to safety, reflected in the Supercenter’s enviable record of just one lost-time injury since operations began over five years ago. Strict quality control is governed through the ISO 9001 standard and careful environmental management by ISO 14001 with safety to OHSAS 18001.“FLSmidth’s commitment to continuous improvement is also embodied in this facility,” he says. “We are now in an even better position to play a role in value engineering for the group, particularly in our vibrating equipment and screens.”In line with the company’s corporate social responsibility, the construction activities last year reached out to local small businesses, he adds. Some 5% of the value of the total budgeted spend was allocated to these firms, ensuring that they benefitted directly from the expansion.
Intel dominates the desktop market with AMD continuing to bite at its heels. But in mobile it’s a very different story. ARM chips dominate, and Intel is attempting to gain a foothold in the growing smartphone and tablet markets.The problem for Intel is it currently doesn’t have any processors on the market that can give manufacturers a decent alternative to ARM chips. That is set to change over the next three years, however, as Intel has just updated its roadmap for the Atom processor line.AdChoices广告Intel has realized its plan for future Atom chip updates wasn’t good enough, and CEO Paul Otellini admitted this during an analyst meeting yesterday. The rethink of the roadmap for the processor line now includes three new Atom chips for 2012, 2013, and 2014.Today’s Atom processors are 45nm. That will change next year with the rollout of a 32nm Medfield processor, the first to be targeted at tablets and smartphones as well as its traditional place inside netbooks. Then in 2013 we can expect a 22nm Atom chip named Silvermount which will demonstrate a significant decrease in power requirements from today’s 40W down to just 15W.In 2014 we will see Airmount, a 14nm Atom chip which is sure to bring further power savings and should make Intel a viable alternative to ARM across all smartphone and tablet models.While we may have to wait until 2012 for the 32nm Medfield Atom to arrive, Intel already has samples running in smartphone and tablet hardware. The chip giant is also working on its own version of Android for the x86 platform. Intel also claims that its single-core Medfield processor can match the current batch of dual-core ARM processors being shipped in smartphones.Read more at EETimes
By Christina Finn Share693 Tweet Email42 If you’re self-employed your PRSI will now get you a free check-up at the dentist For the first time, self-employed people can get free dental and optical exams through their PRSI contribution. LIVE: Travel chaos as Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services hit by strike> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 32 Comments Mar 31st 2017, 10:33 AM Image: Sal Friday 31 Mar 2017, 10:33 AM Image: Sal http://jrnl.ie/3316475 Short URL Updated 2.45pmSELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE ARE now entitled to a free dental and optical check-up.It was announced in the last Budget that the benefits, once removed from all PRSI workers, are to be returned.However, these social welfare measures were never available to those that worked for themselves and paid a different class of PRSI.From today and for the first time, self-employed people can get free dental and optical exams through their PRSI contribution.This includes small business owners, farmers, tradespeople, freelancers, contractors and professionals.Self-employed workersMaking the announcement today, Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar said the treatment benefit will now extend to 450,000 self-employed workers.The benefits will also extend to a worker’s dependent spouse, who will also have access to regular dental and optical examinations, free of charge, for the first time.Self-employed people will also be able to avail of a grant for hearing aids of 50% of the cost, to a maximum of €500 per aid, every four years.“One of my key priorities on being appointed Minister for Social Protection was the restoration of the treatment benefits for employees, and its extension to the self-employed,” said Varadkar.“As someone who believes passionately that self-employed people deserve to be supported by Government and treated equally when it comes to tax and social insurance, I’m really pleased to bring in this reform. Self-employed people now join the 2.2 million other PRSI contributors who already enjoy these benefits,” said the minister.The Irish Dental Association today’s announcement was a small but welcome first step in restoring state supports towards the cost of dental treatment which were previously available.However, Dr Tom Rodgers, Chair of the IDA General Dental Practitioner Group said the funding which was now being made available by the state was still only a fraction of the amount cut since 2009.He said the cuts had led to a loss of €500 million in supports to patients towards the costs of dental treatments.Dr Rodgers said the association is fully committed to further engagement with the department on other changes to the scheme and called on the government to restore further treatments on a grant in aid basis in the next Budget.READ: Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning 25,266 Views
A duck hunter was found dead inside a shelter Tuesday evening at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.The 54-year-old man, who had a history of medical problems, presumably died of natural causes, according Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Randon Walker. His name was not released, pending family notification. The man went to the refuge off South Hillhurst Road around 5 a.m. to use a duck blind. When he didn’t check out at dusk, as hunters are required to do, a manager went to the blind and found the man face-down, Walker said. An aggressive dog inside the blind wouldn’t let the manager near the man. He called 911 to report the death at 5:56 p.m. Ridgefield police got the dog out using a catch pole, and then paramedics confirmed that the man was dead. A duck he had shot was inside the blind with him. Investigators with the sheriff’s office believe the hunter was alive until at least 7 a.m., Walker said. The dog was turned over to Critter Gitter, an animal control company, until a family member could retrieve it. The Clark County Medical Examiner was also sent to the refuge to help investigate the death.
ASEAN leaders gather for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore on 13 November 2018. Photo: ReutersSoutheast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit, reflecting a stronger line being taken within the group.The draft of the chairman’s statement, which was reviewed by Reuters but may change before it is delivered by host Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong at the close of meetings of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said the situation in Rakhine State was a “matter of concern”.The Singapore government did not immediately comment on the draft statement.A final statement could be issued after the ASEAN leaders start their meeting late on Tuesday.Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay did not answer calls seeking comment on the summit message.A UN report in August detailed mass killings and gang rapes with genocidal intent in a Myanmar military crackdown that began in 2017 and drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine into neighbouring Bangladesh. It called for its commander-in-chief and five generals to be prosecuted under international law.Myanmar has denied most of the allegations in the report.Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who will be joining the summit in Singapore, has been widely criticised for her handling of the crisis.Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, ASEAN’s seniormost leader, was scathing about the Nobel peace laureate on Tuesday when asked about the situation in Myanmar.”It would seem that Aung San Suu Kyi is trying to defend what is indefensible,” the 93-year-old told reporters in Singapore. “We are very disappointed, because someone who has been detained before knows the sufferings, and should not inflict it on others.”Mahathir and Suu Kyi were seated side by side at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN summit and at a welcome dinner. TV coverage showed them studiously ignoring each other.Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Suu Kyi, accusing her of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya.”We called on the Independent Commission of Enquiry established by the Government of Myanmar to carry out an independent and impartial investigation of the allegations of human rights violations and related issues, and hold those responsible fully accountable,” said the ASEAN chairman’s draft statement.The Rohingya crisis is one of the biggest man-made disasters involving a member since ASEAN was founded in 1967, and it is one of the thorniest issues yet faced by a group that traditionally works by consensus and is reluctant to get involved in matters deemed internal to its members.In July, Myanmar established a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of human rights abuses in Rakhine, which includes two local and two international members from Japan and the Philippines.The draft statement repeated ASEAN’s previous calls on the importance of the repatriation of displaced persons to Myanmar, humanitarian relief and reconciliation among communities, but went further in calling for accountability for the alleged atrocities. The strengthening of rhetoric in the draft was flagged earlier this year by Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan who said his ASEAN peers had urged Myanmar to give the inquiry commission a full mandate to hold those responsible accountable.A source close to pre-summit discussions, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Singapore was leaning towards a stronger stance because it is the most internationally engaged member of ASEAN and feels responsibility as summit host to protect its credibility.It was not clear if all members of the grouping would back the sternest statement to date from ASEAN on the Rakhine issue.ASEAN’s Muslim-majority members – Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei – tend to take the toughest line on the Rohingya question, while Myanmar has close regional allies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Under military control in recent years, Thailand has also provided cover for Myanmar.
To Showcase the beautiful silk heritage, an exhibition titled ‘Mudmee: A Shared Silk Heritage’, will be organised by the Royal Thai embassy, New Delhi, in collaboration with the National Museum and Thai Khadi Research Institute, Thammasat University.The art show will feature around 50 pieces of old and new Mudmee silk from Thailand, and a few dresses and accessories made from Thai Mudmeesilk, along with a selection of Indian Ikat silk from the collection of the National Museum. It will be inaugurated by H E Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand, and Dr B R Mani, Director General, National Museum, New Delhi on August 10 and will be on view till September 25. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThere will be a special lecture and gallery walk by Dr Anucha Thirakanont, Director of Thai Khadi Research Institute and curator of the exhibition at the opening evening. Entry is free on the opening evening whereas a museum ticket is required on other days.Thailand and India have shared a long history of textiles. Various types of textiles were imported from India to Siam for the local market and royal court use since Ayutthaya period (14th – 18th Century). including block-printed or painted cotton (chintz) from Masulipatnam, silk brocade from Banaras, and patola (double ikat silk) from Gujarat. Siamese had commissioned Indian-made textiles with Siamese royal patterns exclusively for the royal court, usually with the flame motifs, as seen in traditional Thai paintings and architecture. At the same time, textiles with simplified or mixed patterns of Indian taste were produced for the general Siamese public. These Indian-Thai patterns and motifs can still be seen in the Mudmee silk in Thailand today.
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free November 11, 2015 While the fall foliage has only just peaked in Boston and we’re months away from the New Year, startups are already kicking into high-gear planning mode for 2016. By October, many entrepreneurs are laying out annual product road maps, setting sales targets and estimating staff needs. After a brief breath over the holidays, they’ll sprint into January, diving head first into their never-ending to-do lists. There are certainly cases where moving fast as a startup pays off, from responding promptly to new prospects to getting a patent filed first. But when it comes to building websites or web applications, too much rushing can cause mistakes that could cost your company dearly. In an effort to build minimum viable products and grow customer bases as quickly as possible, I see young companies sacrifice everything from code quality to presentation and make technology choices that have negative impacts on their product’s ability to survive in the event that it takes off.Related: 6 Common Misconceptions CEOs Have About Web DevelopmentWhether you’re an entrepreneur whose New Year Resolution is to start building in 2016 or a developer for a well-established, venture-backed startup working on the next iteration of an application, here are five web development mistakes to focus on eliminating in 2016:1. Blindly following Agile methodologies Following Agile principles is not a silver bullet for success. The process of always dividing a development project into a series of bite-sized tasks and writing code at a furious pace against tight deadlines can certainly help startups build quickly, but it can also result in communications failures. I see project leads have their teams building so fast in the name of Agile that they fail to understand their teams’ roles and responsibilities, put in place processes to ensure quality control or organize information sources appropriately. Collectively, this confusion can lead to products with poor code quality control that are difficult to maintain.2. Skimping on development documentation Along the same lines, founders must do more to avoid poor documentation of product development. Making code changes or identifying bugs can become nearly impossible if team members don’t have visibility into how the website or web application was created.Lack of documentation can become particularly troublesome when developer teams change in the middle of a project. If you have to bring new developers onto a project that’s already well under way, you must have documentation systems in place to ensure that they’re able to understand the code that’s already been written, allowing them to contribute without accidentally breaking the product.3. Putting front-end presentation on the back-burnerLet’s face it, developers who are incredible at creating the infrastructure, or backbone, for a web product don’t always have the best design sense. Unfortunately, startups often skimp on the time or resources needed to ensure that the product they’ve worked so hard on building has a great user-experience and front-end design.Even when building a minimum viable product, founders must take steps to ensure that it has a consistent look and feel across devices and platforms, and runs fast for users. Startups should hire someone early-on with a good design eye and user interface background to ensure that the product is one that looks and feels beautiful to the target-customer.Related: 10 Tips for Finding and Hiring a Top Developer4. Not sourcing enough user feedbackOnce a startup releases its web product, development teams don’t do as much as they could to source user feedback. Doing the occasional A/B testing post-launch is not enough. Developers must actively reach out to their user base to talk to them about what they like about the product and what needs improving.While a startup team might think they know better than its users about how a product should look and feel, the bottom line is that without happy and engaged users, you will not have a successful company. Particularly in the weeks and months immediately after launch, the more development teams can source feedback, the better.5. Making technology choices in a bubbleCompanies who do everything right and see incredible demand for their web product can become victims of their own success. While we often hear of sites going down because of cyber attacks, companies who experience an avalanche of demand can suffer application failures in the same way that Kylie Jenner’s newest app did this past September. All development technologies have their limitations, but I frequently see startups try to scale out minimum viable products built in ways that simply cannot scale. Often, a startup’s technology decisions are based on the existing knowledge of its technical members, which may be incomplete. For instance, if a startup’s chief technology officer is a Java developer, there’s a good chance that startup’s web application will be built on Java — even if Java might not be the best choice.Much like founders are always asking for advice from trusted advisors, a startup’s technical leaders should run their technology decisions by someone who knows even more than they do, whether it’s an old developer friend or one of the startup’s mentors. Double checking technology decisions before building can help startups avoid big headaches down the road.Related: The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 5 min read
Held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles last night (8 June), the 14 contestants from this season clearly came to slay the red carpet.The red carpet also featured celebrities like Gus Kenworthy, Jeffrey B Chapman, Daniel Franzese, Brad Goreski and Chester See.At the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 finale serving lewks w/ @raymondbraun! pic.twitter.com/zZOSHkNkIx— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) 9 June 2018Also in attendance were Drag Race alumni Sasha Velour, Ongina, Mrs Kasha Davis, Alexis Mateo, Pork Chop, Jaymes Mansfield and BeBe Zahara Benet.As well, of course, judges Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley.So, in no particular order, here are the 14 queens from the finale:Aquaria @aquariaofficial #DragRace pic.twitter.com/jmCFTYD8jf— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Asia O’Hara @AsiaOharaLand #DragRace pic.twitter.com/lwS7peWtmf— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Kameron Michaels @KameronMichaels #DragRace pic.twitter.com/h0CoCE1SOv— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Miz Cracker @miz_cracker #DragRace pic.twitter.com/exxGkxqTn7— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018The Vixen @TheVixensworld #DragRace pic.twitter.com/Gc0xfiS5fV— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Blair St Clair @BlairStClair #DragRace pic.twitter.com/5joMrDdQa7— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018 Drag Race season 10 finale taping. | Photo: World of Wonder / Twitter Yuhua Hamasaki @YuhuaNYC #DragRace pic.twitter.com/5R21poWN2m— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Mayhem Miller @TheOnlyMayhem #DragRace pic.twitter.com/dYHiCztzC0— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Monét X Change @monetxchange #DragRace pic.twitter.com/67zD59wyLI— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Monique Heart @IAmMoniqueHeart #DragRace pic.twitter.com/gEWMljFP3N— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Dusty Ray Bottoms @DustyRayBottoms #DragRace pic.twitter.com/HVqpf68Yr7— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Kalorie Karbdashian @kalKARBdashianw #DragRace pic.twitter.com/mCS4GCrSIS— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 9 June 2018Eureka O’Hara @eurekaohara #DragRace pic.twitter.com/z0JoExj98z— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 9 June 2018Vanessa Vanjie Mateo @VanessaVanjie #DragRace pic.twitter.com/qlO2f0ouTl— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 9 June 2018Want to see some photos too? Here’s a compilation video of each contestant’s sickening looks:[embedded content]The RuPaul’s Drag Race finale will air 28 June.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… We’re gagging over all of the stunning looks from the taping of the RuPaul’s Drag Race finale. WATCH: YouTube star Tyler Oakley visits Pulse one year onWATCH: We react to the shocking RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 finaleHere is a sneak peek of the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/here-are-all-of-the-best-looks-from-the-drag-race-finale-taping/
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IndiGo announced the appointment of Rahul Bhatia as its interim Chief Executive Officer and Gregory Taylor as Senior Advisor to the Company reporting directly to Bhatia. Bhatia will continue as the Director of the Company. The airline also announced the resignation of Aditya Ghosh from the post of President of IndiGo effective July 31, 2018, and as a Director of the Company with effect from April 26, 2018.In the coming months, the Board will consider the appointment of Greg as President and CEO of the Company, subject to receiving the necessary regulatory approvals and paperwork.Gregory Taylor has more than 40 years of experience in large, world-class airlines. During 2016 and 2017, Greg was the Executive Vice President of Revenue Management and Network Planning at IndiGo. Prior to that, he held various senior management roles at United Airlines and US Airways in the areas of Corporate Planning, Strategy, Network Planning, Fleet Planning, Finance, Cost Management and Airline Express Operations. Greg holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.Bhatia, welcoming Taylor, said, “We are delighted at Greg’s decision to rejoin the IndiGo team. His enormous and varied experience and understanding of the complexities of the airline industry will be invaluable to our future plans. At the same time, we thank Ghosh for all his hard work and contributions and for the successes that the Company has enjoyed.”Ghosh stated, “For the last ten years, it has been a relentless, exhilarating and a most satisfying task building IndiGo. I wish all my colleagues at IndiGo the very best as they move on to the next phase of growth.”
Stewart Title Guaranty’s operations group, which supports the company’s growing network of independent title agencies, has announced in a press release that Deloitte & Touche LLP (Deloitte & Touche) will now offer its compliance attestation to Stewart’s independent title and settlement agents.Deloitte & Touche will be able to perform an examination on the independent title agency’s management assertion on their compliance with the American Land Title Association (ALTA) best practices guidelines, according to the release. Deloitte & Touche’s examination procedures are based on American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) attestation standards leveraging ALTA’s best practices guidelines.The ALTA best practices guidelines were developed to assist lenders in satisfying their responsibility to manage third-party vendors pursuant to new standards established by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and to use as a benchmark for the real estate settlement and mortgage lending industries to help highlight policies and procedures within the industry. The goal of these guidelines is to protect lenders and consumers, while maintaining a positive and compliant real estate settlement experience.“We hold our network to the highest standards and put each title agency and attorney agent through a rigorous vetting process before they’re welcomed into our network,” said Pat Beall, Stewart Agency Operations group president. “By having the optional ALTA Best Practices Compliance Attestation as part of our process, Stewart further validates the high-quality standards of our network, which lenders and consumers will find of value.”As a part of Stewart’s Trusted Provider program, an agency or attorney agent must pass an intensive initial due-diligence screening, conduct business according to Stewart’s stringent Trusted Provider Standards, and undergo strict ongoing monitoring, the company said. Stewart to Offer Title Agencies Additional Compliance Safeguard American Land Title Association Compliance Safeguard Deloitte & Touche LLP Stewart Title Guaranty Company 2015-06-15 Staff Writer June 15, 2015 558 Views Share in Headlines, News, Uncategorized