At Northwestern University in Chicago Annan stresses need to fight global poverty

“There are powerful moral reasons to join this battle,” the Secretary-General said in his speech at the university, where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. “Extreme poverty is an affront to human dignity and human rights. It undermines universal values of equality and freedom. Solidarity with the poor is a cardinal tenet of all the world’s great religions.”But there were also strong reasons of national security and enlightened self-interest, Mr. Annan stressed. “Drug trafficking, AIDS, pollution, conflict: these and many other problems are closely related to poverty,” he said. “We see a vicious cycle, in which poverty breeds other ills, which in turn make it harder to escape from poverty.”Noting that more and more Northwestern students were studying abroad or devoting some of their post-university time to working in developing countries, Mr. Annan expressed hope that they would see themselves as global citizens for whom a long-term commitment to global causes was a defining personal test.”We will not defeat poverty overnight, nor tackle the other issues of our times without that commitment,” he said. “Tomorrow is when you must make your start for the world’s sake and for your own.” read more

UN envoy hopes intraSyrian thematic discussions will set the stage for end

Last July, Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura presented the initiative before the Security Council, which endorsed it in August. The plan calls for consultations and discussions with Syrian parties in four thematic working groups. “The Working Groups are intended to provide Syrians with a platform to address in-depth themes that are certainly not new, but have lacked to date sustained intra-Syrian discussion.” Mr. de Mistura said in a note to correspondents. “It is hoped that their outcomes could eventually set the stage for a Syrian agreement to end the conflict on the basis of the Geneva Communiqué,” he added, referring to the document that was agreed in 2012 and sets out a clear roadmap for a democratic transition and remains the basis for any peaceful settlement.While the participation of Syrians is central to move forward, the Security Council has also “emphasised the need for robust international and regional assistance” in support of the efforts of the Special Envoy, the note added. The facilitators appointed by the Secretary-General for the thematic working groups are: Jan Egeland for safety and protection; Nicolas Michel for political and legal issues; Volker Perthes for military, security and counter-terrorism; and Birgitta Holst Alani for continuity of public services, reconstruction and development.Over the last two days, Mr. de Mistura and his deputy, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, met with the facilitators and discussed draft agendas with a view “to ensuring coordination and parallel progress of the working groups.” Mr. de Mistura is now heading to New York to carry these discussions forward in the margins of the UN General Assembly.“This is the defining humanitarian challenge of our times,” the envoy stated. “The Syrians deserve that we move faster towards a political solution.” read more

April continues market split as heavy and light CVs continue to move

Van and truck market down 13.7% in April with 18,623 registrations, rolling year up 4.1% to 292,352.Truck registrations up 17.7% to 4,115 in the month, rolling year up 23.7% to 46,425.Van registrations down 19.8% to 76,196 units in April, rolling year up 1.1% to 245,927.UK van and truck registrations: 2012 and % change on 2011 Vans14,508-19.8%76,196-15.7%245,9271.1% Trucks4,11517.7%16,19527.4%46,42523.7% April% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change Total18,623-13.7%92,391-10.4%292,3524.1% “The relative strength of the 2011 van market continued to dent 2012 performance with the ‘up to 3.5t’ market dropping 19.8% in the month,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Trucks remained strong, up 27.4% for the year-to-date, continuing the steady recovery seen throughout last year. Last month’s CV Show saw the launch of a host of new sophisticated and efficient vehicles that will be important to the sector’s performance through the rest of 2012 and beyond.”CV registrations at April 2012Van demand continued a downward trend in April with registrations 19.8% lower than 2011. With four consecutive monthly declines from January to April, total registrations at 76,196 units were 15.7% down on the same period in 2012; across the various van market segments types the only exception was 4×4 Utility (+3.1%). Yet again, truck registration growth was robust in April – the 19th consecutive month of growth. The recent upward trend in two-axle rigid volumes remains intact. Artic growth softened, now trending at around 18,000 units annually. April’s volumes have been relatively stable for some time, but were impacted by the 2009 recession and the digital tachograph changeover in 2006.Click through to download the full SMMT new van and truck news release and data tables for April 2012.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Vote for MIZUNO WORLD HANDBAL COACH 2015

← Previous Story Who is MIZUNO WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2015? Next Story → NEW GOALKEEPER: Rhein Neckar Lowen sign Borko Ristovski WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2015 The fifth year in a row, Handballl-Planet.com organizes the Contest for the MIZUNO WORLD MEN’S HANDBALL COACH 2015! The Voting process of the traditional November competition is based on opinion of 29 handball journalists from all over the world. Handball-Planet.com Jury of handball Experts from four continents (29 countries) made the list of FIVE best coaches in Men’s Handball  who will compete for the title of MIZUNO WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2015.The last member of Jury are Handball-Planet.com visitors, who can support their favorite coach by joining the Polls until December 5. It is important to be remembered that votes of handball fans across the globe will be added to existing number of points given by the journalist’s jury.Journalists and fans will together announce the best at the end of the voting process.VOTEVOTE UNTIL DECEMBER 3JURY MEMBERS:Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)Riči Gjamovski (Sport MK, Macedonia)Lojze Grčman (SIOL, Slovenia)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Jozsef Simon (Nemzeti Sport, Hungary)Wojciech Osinski (Przegladsportowy.pl, Poland)Patrick Andersson (Hbold.dk, Denmark)Dražen Pinević (Sportske Novosti, Croatia)Jasmin Tajić (Oslobodjenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)Nicholas Chardon – HANDNEWS TEAM (Handnews.fr, France)Luca Zadra (Pallamano Italia, Italy)Yuki Hattori (Japanese Handball Magazine, Japan)Sergey Novikov (Pressball.by, Belarus)Johan Flinck (Aftonbladet, Sweden)Rui Guimaraes (O Jogo, Portugal)Gaston Rudich (Superhandball.ar, Argentina)Marian Ursescu (GAZETA SPORTURILOR, Romania)Torsteinn Haukur Hardason (Sport.is, Iceland)Konstantinos Chatzidimitriou (Greece)Juhani Kantee (Klibba.com, Finland)Tarif Girgin (Hentbolgazete.com, Turkey)Sergey Prigolovkin (Rushandball.ru, Russia)Thierry Gozzer (Globoesporte, Brazil)Hossam Zayed (Egypt)Johannes Hahn (ORF, Austria)Nikola Nikolić (VIJESTI, Montenegro)Ron Barabasch (Israel)Života Bogdanović (Balkan-handball.com, Serbia)JURY MEMBERS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICAHandball-Planet.com organizes the biggest WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015 Jury in the history of our Contest with the clear aim to get opinion from the different countries, continents, handball schools and traditions. Our Jury members are famous handball specialists in their countries, which coming from the biggest media (Marca, TV 2 NO, Globoesporte, Aftonbladet, PRESSball.by, sport.is), but also from specialized websites and newspapers as Handnews.fr, Hbold.dk, Balkan-Handball.com, rushandball.ru and so on…WINNERS2011 – Dagur Sigurdsson (Fuchse Berlin)2012 & 2013 – Alfred Gislasson (THW Kiel)2014 – Ljubomir Vranješ (SG Flensburg)MIZUNO – PREMIUM PARTNERThis year the official name of the Contest will be MIZUNO WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015 as we joined our forces with one of the biggest brands in handball world – MIZUNO, who became a premium partner of the whole project.TECHNICAL PARTNERSPORTBRAND.HU read more

Trump appoints one of his fiercest critics as UN ambassador

first_img Nov 23rd 2016, 3:12 PM Statement from Gov. @nikkihaley: pic.twitter.com/YEorTpwaxt— Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley (@AmbNikkiHaley) November 23, 2016 26,555 Views Trump appoints one of his fiercest critics as UN ambassador South Carolina governor Nikki Haley was fiercely critical of Trump’s failure to disavow white supremacists during the presidential campaign. Source: Nikki Haley/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3097740 Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 3:12 PM Former fierce criticHaley’s nomination comes after a divisive election campaign in which Trump harshly attacked Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, threatened a ban on Muslims and faced accusations of sexual harassment and assault from a series of women.She was fiercely critical of Trump during the campaign, calling him “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president” in February. She supported Senator Marco Rubio during the Republican primary race before endorsing Senator Ted Cruz.On the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries in March, she called Trump out for not repudiating the white supremacists backing his campaign, recalling the 2015 massacre of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist gunman in Charleston, South Carolina.“I will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the KKK,” she said at the time.That is not a part of our party. That is not who we are.She also denounced Trump’s promise to ban Muslims from entering the United States as “un-American”.Trump called her “very, very weak” on immigration.However, Haley said she voted for Trump in the election, describing him as “a friend and supporter before he ran for president”. Source: Carolyn KasterForeign policy challengeA former state representative, Haley is the daughter of Sikh immigrants from India who ran a clothing business.She rose to prominence after the former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed her in a Republican primary during her campaign for governor in 2010, part of an effort to tap female candidates from the extreme-right Tea Party movement.She later won widespread praise for backing the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house after the 2015 killings.The flag, which Haley had previously supported, is associated with slavery and opposition to civil rights reform.Haley faces a tough challenge at the United Nations during a time of international uncertainty over Trump’s promises to scale back Washington’s central role in global security.A veto-wielding member of the UN’s Security Council, the United States frequently clashes with Russia – another veto-holder in the council – over developments in Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere.Although Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have praised each other, saying they want to improve relations, few foreign policy experts believe Moscow will ultimately end its opposition to US policy.Haley’s nomination must be confirmed by the US Senate.An official announcement from Trump’s transition team is expected later today.© – AFP, 2016Read: Northern Ireland and Wales to face disciplinary action over poppy displaysRead: No charges to be filed against Brad Pitt over mistreatment allegationscenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 35 Comments Short URL Nikki Haley Source: Cliff OwenDONALD TRUMP HAS announced that he will nominate South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican critic who once rebuked him for failing to disavow white supremacists, as US ambassador to the United Nations.An Asian-American with little previous foreign policy experience, Haley was the first woman to be picked for Trump’s cabinet, injecting a measure of diversity in a group that until now has consisted solely of white men.“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” Trump said in a statement.She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.Trump’s transition team highlighted her travel abroad as governor to negotiate with international companies on behalf of her state.“The United States faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally, and I am honored that the President-elect has asked me to join his team,” Haley said in a statement, accepting the offer.The daughter of Indian immigrants, the 44-year-old politician is a rising star in the Republican Party’s right wing. She has been governor of South Carolina since 2011. Share73 Tweet Email By AFPlast_img read more

Kajol shares heartfelt post on daughter Nysa Devgns 16th birthday

first_imgKajol, Nysa DevgnInstagramAs Kajol and Ajay Devgn’s daughter Nysa turned sweet 16 on Saturday, the actress had a special wish to share for her “heartbeat”.”Happy 16th birthday to my sweet sweet baby. I still feel the weight of you in my arms and I don’t think that will ever change. However old you grow, know that you will always be my heartbeat. Always,” Kajol posted on Instagram along with a selfie with the birthday girl.Kajol and Ajay also have an eight-year-old son named Yug.Nysa has often been targeted by social media trolls, and the parents are clearly not happy about it.”Judge me, but don’t judge my kids. Kajol and I are the actors, judge us…it’s because of us, our children are under the spotlight every time,” Ajay had told IANS earlier this year.”I feel bad sometimes when my kids go through such harsh trolling,” the actor had added.last_img read more

Heres how Sunil Grover helped woman overcome her depression

first_imgKapil Sharma and Sunil GroverTwitterSunil Grover had shot to fame when he played the character of Gutthi on Comedy Nights With Kapil. He then went on to become household with yet another quirky character of Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Bhabi on The Kapil Sharma Show which never failed to tickle the funny bone of the audience. The comedian-actor may have been in the news for falling apart from his good friend Kapil Sharma, but unknowingly he has made a lot of difference in many people’s lives with his comedy acts.The comedian had recently flown to Dubai for a live performance and while he was prepping for his act, a lady came and thanked him for helping her in getting out of depression.”A few days ago, I was waiting to catch a flight in the airport lounge when a lady came up to me and confided that she used to have 100 mg of depression pills, the dosage has now gone down to 10 mg because of my TV shows and live acts. Over time I have realised that humour de-stresses people. For me, comedy’s a medicine and the one who makes you laugh, a pharmacy,” Sunil Grover was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.Sunil Grover recently admitted that he did have insecurities while leaving The Kapil Sharma Show mid-way. And he had also thanked the platform that gave me so much recognition. He also opened up about the infamous brawl between him and Kapil and regretted that it shouldn’t have happened.He was last seen in Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat wherein he played the role of Salman’s childhood friend Vilayati on screen.last_img read more

FanMade Voldemort Origin Story Brings the Magic

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Toy Tuesday: The Best Animal ToysGrab Your Wand: ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Launches June 21 center_img More than 20 years after Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger entered the pop culture zeitgeist, the magical world of Hogwarts continues to captivate audiences of all ages.Case in point: Fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir has garnered more than 7 million YouTube views since its debut on Jan. 13.The 52-minute prequel focuses on Harry’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort (a.k.a. Tom Marvolo Riddle), a half-blood wizard considered the most powerful and dangerous dark sorcerer of all time.Tom Riddle (Stefano Rossi) finally gets an origin story (via Tryangle Films)Released over the weekend by Italian studio Tryangle Films, the video is a non-commercial production not affiliated with movie studio Warner Bros. or author J.K. Rowling.Writer/director Gianmaria Pezzato and producer Stefano Prestia last year teased the film in two short trailers, highlighting some very impressive VFX and a compelling storyline.Origins of the Heir, completed on a €15,000 ($18,350) budget, tells a dark, twisty tale of Tom Riddle, from his school days as Slytherin head boy to his early career as He Who Must Not Be Named.The idea, according to Tryangle Films, is to highlight “the psychological complexity of Tom Riddle before he became known as Voldemort.”“The movie follows the part of his life that has mostly been left out in the official movies of the saga,” Pezzato and Prestia said.It’s hard to separate the acting from dodgy voiceover work, and I nearly laughed out loud at a few questionable lines. (And what the fork is up with Sigurdsson’s goth guise?) But overall, the origin story is engaging and exciting.Tom Riddle actor Stefano Rossi does some light reading on set (via Tryangle Films)If you’re craving some Potter-related entertainment ahead of this year’s controversial Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald—or just have an hour to spare during a particularly slow day at the office—tune in to this fan-made flick.The Italian cast consists of a whole lot of nobodies—at least across the pond. Stefano Rossi (Tom Riddle) and Andrea Baglio (Wiglaf Sigurdsson) appeared in a handful of (mostly Italian) projects since 2007, and English actors Rorie Stockton (Lazarus Smith voice) and Mitchell Thornton (Tom Riddle voice) are slowly building their resumes.For everyone else, this is their first IMDb credit.last_img read more

PARC goes xerographic Is that any way to make a computer

PARC goes xerographic Is that any way to make a computer

first_img They are building on a technique known as xerographic micro-assembly, possibly the future way of printing circuitry for electronics. The approach in the spotlight is based on laser printing, something about which Xerox knows more than a little. The machines they designed for their explorations is a laser printer like machine with the ability to precisely position large numbers of chiplets, tiny-sized chips, on a surface in the right place and in the right orientation. The chip designs are custom-assembled. The PARC researchers have been working on this with financing from the National Science Foundation and from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Future implications may be desktop manufacturing plants using chiplets to print circuitry for electronic devices. The system could be put to use toward building custom computers one at a time or as a system making a range of smart objects with computing as one of the object’s features.In a discussion of the technical challenges facing this initiative, ExtremeTech concluded nonetheless that if the PARC group can succeed in combining the assembly of electronic and mechanical components in new ways, then “we can look forward to some interesting products.”Back in 2004, PARC’s Eugene Chow and Jeng Lu filed a patent for “Xerographic micro-assembler.” They defined the ideas as both system and methodology. “The systems and methods involve manipulating charge-encoded micro-objects. The charge encoding identifies each micro-object and specifies its orientation for sorting. The micro-objects are sorted in a sorting unit so that they have defined positions and orientations. The sorting unit has the capability of electrostatically and magnetically manipulating the micro-objects based on their select charge encoding. The sorted micro-objects are provided to an image transfer unit. The image transfer unit is adapted to receive the sorted micro-objects, maintain them in their sorted order and orientation, and deliver them to a substrate. Maintaining the sorted order as the micro-objects are delivered to the substrate may be accomplished through the use of an electrostatic image, as is done in xerography. The substrate with the micro-objects is further processed to interconnect the micro-objects—through electrical wiring, for example—to form the final micro-assembly.” (Phys.org) —Talk about taking chip assembly to the next level: That 3-D-printer is not only to make the personalized phone case but the phone. At least this idea has some potential with a recent report making the rounds this week, where the author of an article in The New York Times wrote about what scientists at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) are up to. Citation: PARC goes xerographic: Is that any way to make a computer? (2013, April 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-parc-xerographic.html Mini robot builds NPL probe © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Explore further Xerographic micro-assembler. Credit: US 8082660 B2 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

VIDEO Browns interim HC Gregg Williams astonishingly claims hes been offered four

VIDEO Browns interim HC Gregg Williams astonishingly claims hes been offered four

first_imgFormer Bountygate villain Gregg Williams was promoted from defensive coordinator to Browns interim head coach after Jimmy Haslem decided to axe Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley for not playing nice in the sandbox together. He addressed the media for the first time yesterday.Williams went through the basic coach talking points, but also made an eye-opening statement when asked about his future as a head coach. Williams astonishingly claimed that since his last head coaching gig in Buffalo (where he won 17 games in three years and never had a winning record) he’s had four NFL head coaching positions offered to him, free and clear, without even an interview, but he passed (?) in favor of taking coordinator positions (?). Ok, Gregg. Cool story bro.This is the NFL coaching equivalent of a high school kid claiming he totally has a hot girlfriend that lives in Canada, but no one can see her. It’s even more unreal since Williams was basically rat poison in coaching circles after Bountygate.Watch Williams tell this tale. Wowza. Advertisementlast_img read more

Colins NFL Week 14 Blazin 5 Podcast

Colins NFL Week 14 Blazin 5 Podcast

first_imgAfter an unlucky 2-3 Week 13 (35-28-2 on the year), Colin is ready to get the mo back for a strong finish to 2018 and is joined by RJ Bell from Pregame.com for his weekly sit down to see where there’s agreement and disagreement from the Vegas wiseguys on his Week 14 Blazin’ 5 picks.This week, Colin has the Dolphins and Niners as home dogs, the Packers as home favorites in their first game since Mike McCarthy’s firing, the Eagles as road dogs heading into Jerry’s World, and the Bears getting points at home against the Rams on Sunday Night.Here are Colin’s Week 14 Blazin’ 5 plays. So, what do the wiseguys say?Patriots at Dolphins (+7.5)Falcons at Packers (-4.5)Broncos at Niners (+5)Eagles (+3.5) at CowboysRams at Bears (+3) SNF*Bonus Pick: Ravens at Chiefs (-6.5)The Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast is available every Saturday through the end of the football season. Download and subscribe to it exclusively at TheHerdNow.com, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t be a mark!Colin’s NFL Week 14 Blazin’ 5 Pickslast_img read more

New head of PGR appointed for state in light of Cancun violence

New head of PGR appointed for state in light of Cancun violence

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico has named a new head for the state of Quintana Roo. Replacing Gerardo Mejía Granados will be Antonio Mendoza Chávez.Mendoza Chávez will be the new head of the PGR (La Procuraduría General de la República) for the state in light of a recent increase of gang related violence.Mendoza Chávez had previously been a delegate in Morelos. He has a law degree from the University of Guanajuato and had been a delegate of the PGR in Yucatan, Baja California, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Oaxaca.His arrival comes at a time when Quintana Roo, especially Cancun, is going through record levels of homicides linked to organized crime.The change is part of a renewal in eight states, which also includes that of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Guerrero, Michoacán and Morelos.The new delegates were appointed by Alberto Elías Beltrán, Deputy Attorney General for International Affairs, in substitution of the Attorney General of the Republic.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hosted PBX Market Expected to Register High Revenue Growth Through 2024

Hosted PBX Market Expected to Register High Revenue Growth Through 2024

first_imgHosted PBX Table of Contents: Contact us: Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail : help@bigmarketresearch.com Leading Key Players in Hosted PBX Market are: BT Group, Cisco Systems, 8×8, Avaya, Megapath, Centurylink About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. Hosted PBX Market Global Industry research report offers you market size, industry growth, share, development trends, product demand, investment plans, business idea and forecasts to 2024. This report highlights exhaustive study of major market along with present and forecast market scenario with useful business decisions. Global Hosted PBX Market Research ReportHosted PBX Market OverviewGlobal Economic ImpactCompetition by ManufacturersProduction, Revenue (Value) by RegionSupply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by RegionsProduction, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by TypeAnalysis by ApplicationManufacturing Cost AnalysisIndustrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream BuyersMarketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/TradersMarket Effect Factors AnalysisMarket ForecastAppendix Download sample copy of this report at: https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3180807?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Across the globe, several regions like North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Africa have been studied on the basis of sale and profit margin. Some significant key players have been profiled to get informative data to make informed decisions in the businesses. It makes use of info graphics, graphs, charts, tables, and pictures. For an effective and accurate business outlook, the report on the global Hosted PBX market examined details of the changing trends adopted by the top-level companies. We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. Major highlights of the global research report: • In-depth analysis of the degree of competition across the globe • Estimation of global market values and volumes • Global market analysis through industry analysis tools such as SWOT and Porter’s five analysis • Business profiling of prominent companies across the global regions like North America, Latin America, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Europe • Detailed elaboration on global market value, volume, and penetration • Global market growth projections • Detailed description on development policies and plans • Analytical study on drivers, restraints, opportunities, hindrances, inadequacies, challenges and strengths Buy Now @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/checkout/sales/548?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Analysis tools such as Porter’s five forces analysis and SWOT analysis have also been utilized for analyzing the market data. The major tactics adopted by the well-established competitors for a better penetration in the Global Hosted PBX Market also form a key division of this study. These approaches can be applied by the imminent vendors for a better infiltration in the market. While the demand is expected to remain high in developed nations, over the forecast period emerging nations will offer lucrative opportunities as well. Avail Discount on this Report: https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3180807?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The report takes a close and analytical look at the various companies that strive for a higher share of the global Hosted PBX market. Data on the leading and fastest-growing segments along with what drives them has been given. This report implements a balanced mix of primary and secondary research methodologies for its analysis. The market is segmented on the basis of key criteria. For this purpose, a section dedicated to company profiles has been included in the report.last_img read more

Tech jobs dominate LinkedIns most promising jobs in 2019

Tech jobs dominate LinkedIns most promising jobs in 2019

first_imgLast week LinkedIn shared the list of this year’s most promising jobs based on the LinkedIn data. The below listed positions that come with high salaries and a significant number of job openings is a brief summary of LinkedIn’s findings. 1. Data Scientist Data Science combines data analysis, machine learning, and statistics to gain an understanding and evaluate data and there is a rise in trend in this field since past few years. Data scientists are responsible for taking a large amount of data points, both structured and unstructured, and further cleaning and organizing them. As per a report by Gartner, machine learning based intelligent systems will be leading in the technology race through 2020. The median salary of a data scientist is $130,000. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is approximately 56% which is more than 4000 job openings. Applicants needs to be thorough with Data Science, Data Mining, Data Analysis, Python, Machine Learning. 2. Site Reliability Engineer Site Reliability Engineering is a discipline that involves implementation of software engineering on problems related to IT operations for creating highly reliable softwares. An SRE is expected to handle on-call and emergency support to ensure that the software has good logging and diagnostics. The SRE concept has been adopted by major companies, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Netflix and many more. Indeed, a job listings site updates hundreds of SRE positions. The median salary of an SRE is $200,000. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is approximately 72% which is more than 1400 job openings. This role might prove to be as popular as the ‘data scientist’ role. Top skills required are Linux, Software Development, Python, Cloud Computing and SQL. 3. Enterprise Account Executive Enterprise account executives are responsible for managing business relationships and contacts with the organization’s larger customers and developing a strategic plan for maximizing sales opportunities. The median salary of an enterprise account executive is $182,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is approximately 62% which is more than 1000 job openings. Key skills required are Salesforce, Cloud Computing, Solution Selling, Software-as-a-Service, Sales Management. 4. Product Designer Product designers use their technical knowledge and design skills for improving the existing products and produce them at a lower cost. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 86% reflecting more than 2000 job openings. The median salary for this role is $121,500. Key skills required for this role are product design, User Experience (UX), User Interface Design, Graphic Design, and Adobe Photoshop. 5. Product Owner The product owner is responsible for delivering sprint demos to key stakeholders and is a part of Scrum. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 87% reflecting more than 1,100 job openings. The median salary for this role is $101,000. Top skills required for this role are Business Analytics, Agile Methodologies, Business Process Improvement, Scrum. 6. Customer Success Manager Customer Success Management is an integration of functions of marketing, sales, professional services, training and support for maximizing customer and company sustainable proven value. The median salary for this role is $88,500. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 80% reflecting more than 2000 job openings. Top Skills involved for this role include Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce, Software-as-a-Service, Customer Satisfaction and Cloud Computing. 7. Engagement Manager Engagement Manager is responsible for assisting customers in using services throughout projects, helping solve client problems and managing financial aspects of contracts. The median salary for this role is $130,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 43% reflecting more than 1000 job openings. Skills required for this role include Program Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement, Analytics, Customer Relationship Management. 8. Solutions Architect Solution architecture involves designing and managing the solution with regards to specific business problems. A solution architect needs to be more senior and more mature than a computer programmer. Julie Tessaro, an employee at Cloud Academy says, “ AWS skills in architecting are quite high in demand and this trend will increase in the years to come as more and more companies will migrate to the cloud.” The median salary for this role is $139,000. The yearly growth in these jobs is 47% reflecting more than 5,800 job openings. Skills required for this role include, Solutions Architecture, Cloud Computing, Software Development, SQL and Software Development Lifecycle. 9. Information Technology Lead An Information Technology Lead is responsible for overall planning and execution of all IT functions. This role demands the employee to meet customer requirements and support and maintenance of existing infrastructure and applications. The median salary for this role is $121,000. The year on year growth in jobs for this role is 141% reflecting more than 1400 job openings. Skills required for this role include, Information Technology, Technical Support, Business Process Improvement, Business Analysis and Troubleshooting. 10. Scrum Master A Scrum master is the facilitator for the agile development team. Since 2017, this role has been in demand and is still continuing the trend. The median salary for this role is $103,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 67% reflecting more than 2000 job openings. Skills required for this role include,Scrum, Agile Methodologies, Software Development, Business Analysis, Software Development Lifecycle. 11. Cloud Architect A cloud architect is responsible for overseeing a company’s cloud computing strategy. The median salary for this role is $155,00. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is 88% reflecting more than 1,700 job openings. Skills required for this role include,Cloud Computing, Software Development, Amazon Web Services, Solution Architecture, Linux. 12. Product Marketing Manager The product marketing manager is expected to work on the strategy behind the product roadmap and must work with engineering team to build products. The median salary for this role is $134,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 30% reflecting more than 1,891 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with Product Marketing, Product Management, Digital Marketing, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Product Development. 13. Solutions Consultant The solution consultants are responsible for testing and ensuring that the solution performs as designed. The median salary for this role is $110,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 73% reflecting more than 1,126 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with  Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Customer Relationship Management, Software-as-a-Service, Business Analysis. 14. Product Manager A product manager is responsible for guiding the success of a product and leading the team responsible for improving it. The median salary for this role is $121,000. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is 29% reflecting more than 10,268 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with Product Management, Product Development, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Engineering, Product Marketing. 15. Machine Learning Engineer According to Forbes, 61% of organizations most frequently picked Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence as their company’s data initiative for this year. A machine learning engineer is responsible for designing and developing machine learning and deep learning systems. The median salary for this role is $182,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 96% reflecting more than 709 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with Machine Learning, Python, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science. Hope this list by LinkedIn helps you in shortlisting your job and developing skills for the required position. Watch out this space for more news and information. 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I code in my dreams too say developers in Jetbrains State of

first_imgLast week, Jetbrains published its annual survey results known as The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019. More than 19,000 people participated in this developer ecosystem survey. But responses from only 7000 developers from 17 countries were included in the report. The survey had over 150 questions and key results from the survey are published, complete results along with the raw data will be shared later. Jetbrains prepared an infographics based on the survey answers they received. Let us take a look at their key takeaways: Key takeaways from the survey Java is the most popular primary programming language. Python is the most studied language in 2019. Cloud services are getting more popular. The share of local and private servers dropped 8% and 3%, respectively, compared to 2018. Machine learning professionals have less fear that AI will replace developers one day. 44% of JavaScript developers use TypeScript regularly. In total, a quarter of all developers are using it in 2019, compared to 17% last year. The use of containerized environments by PHP developers is growing steadily by 12% per year. 73% of Rust devs use a Unix / Linux development environment, though Linux is not a primary environment for most of them. Go Modules appeared recently, but already 40% of Go developers use it and 17% want to migrate to it. 71% of Kotlin developers use Kotlin for work, mainly for new projects (96%), but more than a third are also migrating their existing projects to it. The popularity of Vue.js is growing year on year: it gained 11 percentage points since last year and has almost doubled its share since 2017. The most frequently used tools for developers involved in infrastructure development is Docker + Terraform + Ansible. The more people code at work, the more likely they are to code in their dreams. Developers choose Java as their primary language The participants were asked 3 questions about their language preference. Firstly, they were asked about the language they used last year, second they were asked about their primary language preference and, finally, they were asked to rank them. The most loved programming languages among developers are Java and Python. Second place is a tie between C# and JavaScript. Common secondary languages include HTML, SQL, and Shell scripting. A lot of software developers have some practice with these secondary languages, but very few work with them as their major language. For example, while 56% practice SQL, only 19% called it their primary language and only 1.5% rank it as their first language. Java, on the other hand, is the leading ‘solo’ language. 44% of its users use only Java or use Java first. The next top solo language is JavaScript, with a mere 17%. Android and React Native remain popular among mobile developers, Flutter gains momentum For mobile operating system preference 83% participants said they used Android as their preferred operating system followed by iOS which is 59%. Two thirds of mobile developers use native tools to develop for mobile OS. Every other developer uses cross-platform technologies or frameworks. 42% said they use React native as a cross platform mobile framework. Interestingly Flutter was at the 2nd place with 30% of audience preferring to use. Other included Cordova, Ionic, Xamarin, Unity etc. Other takeaways from the survey and few fun facts The most interesting question asked in this year’s survey was if developers code in their dreams. 52% responded Yes to this question which means the more people code at work (as a primary activity), the more likely they are to code in their dreams. Another really interesting fact was revealed when they were asked if AI will replace developers in future. 57% of participants responded that partially AI may replace programmers, but those who do Machine learning professionally were more skeptical about AI than those who do it as a hobby. 27% think that AI will never replace developers, while 6% agreed that it will fully replace programmers and another 11% were not sure. There were other questions like which is the most preferred operating system for the development environment. 57% of participants said they prefer Windows, followed by 49% for macOS and 48% for Unix/Linux. When asked about what types of applications do developers prefer to develop. Major chunk went to Web based Back-end applications, followed by Web front-end, mobile applications, libraries and frameworks, desktop applications, etc. 41% responded No to the question about if they contributed to open-source projects on a regular basis. Only 11% said they contribute to open source on a regular basis that is every month. 71% have Unit tests in their projects and 16% responded that they do not have any tests in their projects that is about among the fully employed senior developers. Source code collaboration tool is used regularly among the developers with 80% preference to it. Other tools like Standalone IDE, Lightweight Desktop Editor, Continuous Integration or Continuous Delivery tool, Issue tracker etc are also used by developers regularly. Demographics of the survey The demographics of the survey had 69% of people who are fully employed with a company or an organization. 75% were developer/programmer/software engineer. 1 in 14 people who were polled occupied a senior leadership role. Two thirds of the developers practice pair programming. The survey also revealed that the more experienced people spent less time on learning new tools / technologies / programming languages. The gender ratio participants is not revealed. Check out the infographic to know more about the survey results. Read Next What the Python Software Foundation & Jetbrains 2017 Python Developer Survey had to reveal Python Software foundation and JetBrains’ Python Developers Survey 2018 PyCon 2019 highlights: Python Steering Council discusses the changes in the current Python governance structurelast_img read more

WestJet takes on Air Canada in Quebec with new routes more capacity

WestJet takes on Air Canada in Quebec with new routes more capacity

first_imgTags: Air Canada, New Routes, Quebec, WestJet Monday, February 13, 2017 CALGARY — Both Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport are getting more routes with WestJet as the airline adds 105 more flights per week out of Quebec, a capacity increase of 74%.Starting June 15 WestJet will offer point-to-point service for the first time within the province with four daily flights between Montreal and Quebec City. Aggressive introductory pricing starts at $87 taxes included from Montreal to Quebec City one-way, when booked by Feb. 20.On March 15, WestJet will launch twice-daily service between Montreal and Halifax. And, on October 15, WestJet will begin twice-daily service between Montreal and Boston.The airline will also increase its number of nonstop flights between Montreal and Vancouver from six per week to 12. WestJet’s operations between Montreal and Calgary will increase from 14 flights per week to 19. The airline’s Quebec City and Toronto service will add one more daily flight for a total of three. With the addition of WestJet’s new services the airline will operate 195 weekly departures from Montreal and 50 departures from Quebec City by October 2017.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winter“Our unique brand of great service and low fares has been embraced across Canada for more than 20 years and today, WestJet is here to offer more choice and competition to the Quebec market,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President Commercial.“The people in Quebec have traditionally been served by a legacy carrier and WestJet believes this significant additional investment in the province will give leisure and corporate travellers a choice in airlines and bring lower fares to more than 8.2 million Quebecers. We look forward to flying hundreds of thousands of travellers to and from this beautiful province to enjoy the area and conduct business. As always, we are committed to making air travel in Canada better.”All three new routes will be operated by WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, and its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400s.Routes to Vancouver and Calgary will be operated on WestJet’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the enhanced Plus product and WestJet Connect, WestJet’s WiFi connected, inflight entertainment system. Posted by Travelweek Group center_img WestJet takes on Air Canada in Quebec with new routes, more capacity Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Breaking News Public Safety boss shot at

Breaking News Public Safety boss shot at

first_imgPublic Safety boss Patric Simelane has been shot at. Details on what transpired are sketchy. The shooting took place at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital near the maternity ward. Police are on scene. It is believed it was a drive-by shooting. A vehicle drove past his vehicle and shots were fired.The incident took place 20 minutes ago. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

Former Trulia President COO Joins Sapphire Ventures

Former Trulia President COO Joins Sapphire Ventures

first_img May 25, 2018 517 Views Share Former Trulia President, COO Joins Sapphire Ventures Paul LevinePaul Levine, former COO and President of Trulia, has joined Sapphire Ventures, a Palo Alto, California-based venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management that invests in emerging growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, as partner. In this role, Paul will lead direct investments for the firm and help expand its consumer investing footprint.Paul joins Sapphire’s direct investment team, which partners with entrepreneurs to help them build companies of consequence through an active, collaborative approach. He will focus on expanding the consumer investments portfolio, which includes investments in 23andMe, DocuSign, Fitbit, LinkedIn (acquired by Microsoft), Paytm, Sun Basket, Ticketfly (acquired by Pandora), and TransferWise. Paul will also invest in high-growth marketplace, fintech, and real estate technology companies.”We are delighted to welcome Paul to our team. He’ll play a critical role in leading new investments for the firm and broadening our consumer technology practice,” said Nino Marakovic, CEO and managing director at Sapphire Ventures. “Beyond capital, we deliver high-value expertise to our portfolio, and Paul’s track record of building and scaling consumer companies is exceptional. He will no doubt leverage his unique experience and perspective to help us both grow our portfolio and help our companies scale successfully.”Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, Paul held executive leadership roles at E*TRADE, Yahoo! (acquired by Verizon), Trulia,  and Zillow Group. Paul helped lead Trulia’s transformation from a private 100-person company with $20 million in revenue, to a standalone public company, to its eventual merger with Zillow Group to create a company with more than 3,000 employees, $1 billion in revenue, and $10 billion in market capitalization.”Joining Sapphire Ventures is an exciting next step in my career, as I utilize my experience building and scaling consumer companies to help Sapphire’s existing portfolio and lead new investments for the firm,” said Levine. “What really drew me to Sapphire is the firm’s outstanding track record, combined with the talented team and strong culture that the firm has built. I’m thrilled to be joining the Sapphire team and can’t wait to further our mission of helping the next generation of entrepreneurs build category-defining businesses.”center_img 2018-05-25 Kristina Brewer in Headlines, journal, News, Servicinglast_img read more

Cathay PacificHong Kong AirlinesQatar AirwaysSabre

Cathay PacificHong Kong AirlinesQatar AirwaysSabre

first_imgCathay PacificHong Kong AirlinesQatar AirwaysSabre Corporation Qatar Airways has announced its acquisition of 9.61% of Cathay Pacific, with the agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 Cathay Pacific Airways Limited shares.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said, “Qatar Airways is very pleased to complete its financial investment in Cathay Pacific … a fellow oneworld member and … one of the strongest airlines in the world, respected throughout the industry and with massive potential for the future.”This investment further supports Qatar Airways investment strategy which already includes 20% investment in International Airlines Group, 10% investment in LATAM Airlines Group and 49% investment in Meridiana.”Meanwhile … Hong Kong Airlines has made a slightly smaller trade, announcing a multi-year agreement to purchase Sabre MIDT Network Plus data from provider, Sabre Corporation. The purchase is expected to be central in providing the airline with much-needed intelligence as they chart their expansion plans into North America. Following this first destination in continental United States, the airline hopes to further expand its network in North America and provide more travel options to its customers.Hong Kong Airlines will now have access to booking data from Sabre agents worldwide for all traveller origins and destinations where Hong Kong Airlines operates at least one segment of the traveller journey. The data also includes information on preceding and follow-on segments for those routes, which will help Hong Kong Airlines better understand passenger traffic patterns and design their network to meet market demand, provide passengers with increased choices and maximise revenues. last_img read more