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QPR fail with attempt to land Blackpool’s Osayi-Samuel

first_imgSee also:QPR confirm signing of striker Smyth from LinfieldQPR boss predicts ‘mental’ scramble for signingsQPR move for Exeter winger WheelerQPR midfielder Goss wanted by YeovilQPR’s offer for Exeter winger Wheeler acceptedQPR youngster completes Linfield loan moveQPR line up pre-deadline signing of Blackpool wingerQPR keeper Ingram set for loan moveQPR keeper Ingram completes Northampton loan move Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesQPR have had an offer for Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel turned down ahead of the transfer deadline.The R’s previously made an approach for the 20-year-old Nigerian and have made another attempt to sign him.AdChoices广告Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has again indicated that he is unwilling to sell.A number of other clubs have shown an interest in Osayi-Samuel in recent months. He is a product of Blackpool’s youth system and has made 79 appearances for the League One club. last_img read more

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‘Digital Drum’ makes TIME inventions list

first_img30 January 2012The Digital Drum, co-created by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has been cited by Time Magazine as one of the top 50 inventions in the world for 2011.According to the CSIR, a Unicef/CSIR team was tasked with coming up with an alternative computer learning solution for Uganda, using local materials in simple but robust housing housing.Unicef Uganda IT specialist Khalid Arbab suggested that, since oil drums were readily available locally, they could be used as a basis for the new housing. The CSIR’s Grant Cambridge worked with Jean-Marc Lefebure from Unicef’s Uganda office to come up with a prototype wall-mounted Digital Drum.‘A solution developed in the absence of technology’“The Digital Drum design proved to be an innovative way for Unicef and the CSIR to address a need through a solution developed in the absence of technology,” says Cambridge.The Digital Drum is based on the CSIR’s Digital Doorway, a robust stand-alone computer system that promotes self-learning of computer literacy and information skills, while giving people access to information on health, education and other relevant issues.The Digital Drum has two work stations, with content adapted from the standard Digital Doorway suite.The original prototype, as well as a subsequent iteration of the Digital Drum using a second oil drum as a stand, is on display at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.South Africa’s Digital Doorway projectSouth Africa’s Digital Doorway project, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, explores “minimally invasive education” as an alternative means of promoting wide-scale computer literacy.It does this through Digital Doorways, free-standing multimedia computer terminals with keyboards and touchpads embedded in robust kiosks, accessible to the public 24 hours a day.It seeks to verify results, in the South African context, of research conducted in India, through an initiative called Hole-in-the-Wall, indicating that children can acquire functional computer skills without any formal training – through their own intuition and exploration.The idea is to provide people in rural and disadvantaged areas with computer equipment, and allow them to experiment and learn with minimal external input.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Young techies find solutions to problems

first_imgThe group IT Solutions presents the Township Economic App allowing small businesses to interact and connect with consumers. (Image: Ray Maota)Science and technology are being used to solve everyday problems and in so doing improve society in the #Hack.Jozi Challenge. Winners will receive a financial boost to help bring their ideas to fruition.The #Hack.Jozi Challenge is a boot camp for start-up digital entrepreneurs and its aim is to contribute towards fostering skills, innovation and entrepreneurship in the broad area of digital technology. It was established by the City of Johannesburg and its partners, Seed Academy and Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, to support capacity development, job creation and enterprise development.Joburg has made R5-million available for #Hack.Jozi to support those start-ups who present the best ideas.The challenge began in January with a call for proposals from tech-savvy people. These proposals were screened and the finalists were selected. They were mentored and assisted at Joburg’s digital hub in the heart of Braamfontein during a month of intense business training and technical hackathons. It all culminated in demo day at Sci-Bono in Newton, Johannesburg, on 18 June.On the day, the 10 remaining teams pitched their ideas to the judges assigned with picking the best three.Speaking at the launch earlier this year, Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau said: “#Hack.Jozi is for those people who want to make a difference in their respective communities by developing digital solutions to everyday problems.“This programme is all about innovation with a heart. It is about smart business ideas that make a difference in communities across Johannesburg. It is also about driving digital business growth which forms a big part of our economic plans for the city.”The winners will be announced on 30 June.TECH-SAVVY ENTREPRENEURSOn the demo day, the room was filled with people who had ideas that would improve society.Finalist Rendani Ramabulana, founder and developer at Tirisan Tech from Midrand, said his invention, the MuniCom app was about addressing people’s day-to-day struggles.“I live in Midrand and we have a community Whatsapp group where we complain about issues the municipality isn’t addressing in the area. This is where the idea for MuniCom came about,” he said.Using the app, residents will be able to report grievances to the ward councillor, posted in real time. They will be able to post photographs, with GPS co-ordinates, for example of burst water pipes.Ramabulana said this would help to cut the time it takes the municipality to deal with such issues.HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENTSJessey Nkale from Diepsloot Kasi Hive demonstrated Phila, meaning “live”, a health care app.Kasi Hive is a co-operative formed in November 2013 and established in March 2014 to offer value oriented services to youth in Diepsloot, a township in northern Johannesburg.Through Phila, it hopes to lighten the load in government clinics by helping patients to book their appointments easily. This would mean they would not arrive at a clinic hoping for an appointment, but then get turned away because of over-crowding.“Our creation will bring work to eight youngsters immediately who will have to administrate a call centre for the bookings,” said Nkale.Out of the turnover over three years, the developers hoped to take 5% and subsidise youngsters who were interested in careers in the ICT and IT sector.MOVING MADE EASYPercy Lawrence of Move My Stuff presented an app for removal services. “Our app will immediately be able to give you a removal van or truck with your co-ordinates at the ease of your fingertips,” said Lawrence.The app would target businesses and individuals, but would also cater for the informal sector.“That guy in the ‘hood who uses his van for removals will also be in our database along with bigger companies like Stuttafords Van Lines to cater for all demographics,” explained Lawrence.Key features of the app are a tracking number for the client’s items, meaning the client could monitor their movements. Also, for insurance, photographs of the items will be loaded on the system and their value determined.last_img read more

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Mark Stinde Named Senior Vice President of Asset Protection at JCPenney

first_imgMark Stinde, MBA, LPC, has been named senior vice president of asset protection at JCPenney. Stinde was most recently vice president of asset protection at Dallas-based 7-Eleven. He started his loss prevention career as a key store investigator with Mervyn’s in 1988 before moving to Lamont’s Apparel as a regional loss prevention manager in 1991, and then to Toys “R” Us as a regional loss prevention manager in 1995. From there, Stinde has held leadership positions with The Home Depot, Circuit City, and Protiviti in business development before joining 7-Eleven as senior director of asset protection in 2010. He was then promoted to vice president of asset protection in 2012.Stinde is active across the loss prevention community, serving as an asset protection leadership council member with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), a member of the board of directors with the Loss Prevention Foundation, and as an editorial board member with Loss Prevention Magazine.He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from DePaul University and recently earned a master of business administration (MBA) in business administration and management from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business. He also serves as an associate board – mentor providing support and insight to MBA candidates for the SMU Cox School of Business.- Sponsor –  Congratulations Mark!   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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No DRS system for India-Australia series

first_imgThe much debated Decision Review System will not be used in the forthcoming Test and ODI series between hosts India and Australia.”There won’t be any DRS in the series. We have already written to the International Cricket Council,” said Cricket Board’s CAO, Prof Ratnakar Shetty here today.Australia, who are set to arrive on September 21, are to play two Tests (at Mohali and Bangalore) and three ODIs (at Kochi, Vishakapatnam and Goa).Asked if the DRS could be used in next year’s Cricket World Cup to be held in the sub-continent, Shetty, who is also the Tournament Director, said it was an ICC event and the world body called the shots over the issue.On July 1, the ICC Executive Board met in Singapore and approved 13 recommendations relating to the use of DRS in Test matches and the 2011 World Cup following recommendations from its Cricket Committee and minor amendments from the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC).One of the decisions was that the host member board would determine whether to use DRS in home Test series (following consultation with the visiting country).It was also agreed that DRS would be used in 2011 World Cup if agreement can be reached with the ICC’s broadcast partner ESPN STAR Sports, the host countries (Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka) and if there is sufficient technology available to operate DRS in a global event.ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said after the meeting that the world governing body for the game was eager to use DRS in cricket’s mega event.advertisement”We have all seen the benefits of using DRS to assist umpires in Test cricket and we are now keen to use DRS in the ICC Cricket World Cup,” he had said.last_img read more

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Gansevoort resort holds employee recognition awards

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 6th 2017: Over sixty of the Gansevoort Resort employees have been honoured for their stellar contribution to the company.The event, the second of its kind, an annual cocktail event recognizing employees the company says have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide service excellence.The hotel honours its workers they say have even been recognized on global tourism rating site, TripAdvisor. Some 43 of its employees were mentioned in positive reviews on the Gansevoort in 2016.Twenty one persons were given the title of Employee of the Month, while four were honoured as Employee of the year winners. Jullette Bowen, Yvette Henderson, Kenrico Hall and Deborah Powell were awarded with Supervisor of the Quarter titles, while Powell was given the Supervisor of the Year.The list of the names is provided by the Human Resources Department, which tracks worker performance at Gansevoort Turks and Caicos.#MagneticMediaNews#GansevoortResortAwardsEmployees#GansevoortResortTCIlast_img read more

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Nathan Fletcher on federal lawsuit over Californias sanctuary city laws

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe State of California is being sued by the federal government for its sanctuary laws and several California cities have come out in support of the lawsuit.County Supervisor Candidate Nathan Fletcher disagrees with the lawsuit and says it is important to support San Diego immigration officials. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Nathan Fletcher on federal lawsuit over California’s sanctuary city laws March 30, 2018 Posted: March 30, 2018last_img read more

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UC San Diego admits more firstgeneration local students

first_imgUC San Diego admits more first-generation, local students Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: UCSD Posted: July 11, 2018 July 11, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – UC San Diego announced today that it offered admission to nearly 5 percent more first-generation freshmen and transfer students for the upcoming term than last year, with nearly one-third of the admitted class being the first in their family to attend a four-year college.The university also saw a 55 percent jump in admitted local students. Overall, 29,601 freshmen and 9,353 transfer students were offered admittance from a record 116,452 applicants. That figure is down slightly, 2 percent, from last year’s record of 39,802 admitted students.The average GPA among new freshmen and transfers is 4.13 and 3.59, respectively. “UC San Diego is proud to welcome this new class of stellar students and prepare them with the tools they need as scholars and global citizens,” UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla said. “These scholars are our future leaders and innovators who will help us continue to push the boundaries of knowledge, conduct groundbreaking research and positively impact our planet and global society.”The campus kicked off its Triton Faculty Firsts campaign this year, which highlighted members of the faculty who were the first in their families to graduate from college and connected them with current first-generation students. The campaign is ongoing and expected to grow with the university’s increased enrollment of first-generation students.UCSD has boosted outreach and recruitment efforts to diverse students across the state, according to the university. Between last August and November, campus admission officers participated in more than 1,500 high school and community college visits, as well as college fairs. Outreach contributed, in part, to a sharp increase in admitted high school students from San Diego and Imperial counties, said Adele Brumfield, UCSD’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment management.This year especially we experienced an enormous amount of success attracting more students from our own backyard, due to boosting our outreach efforts, and showcasing the campus and its many resources to more admitted students through on-campus events, regional receptions and digital recruitment,” Brumfield said. center_img KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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