NBTS to Highlight Importance of Giving Blood

first_imgRelatedWestmoreland Community Welcomes Overseas Dental Mission Photo: JIS PhotographerRepresentative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) in Jamaica, Margareta Sköld, emphasises the importance of donating blood, during a Think Tank held on June 4, at the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) head office in Kingston. NBTS to Highlight Importance of Giving BloodJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedDr. Ferguson Appeals for Continued External Support for HIV/AIDS Programme NBTS to Highlight Importance of Giving Blood Health & WellnessJune 5, 2013Written by: Rodger Hutchinson / Jeneva Gordoncenter_img Advertisements RelatedMinistry of Health Establishes International Cooperation Unit FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will raise awareness of the critical need for more Jamaicans to donate life-saving blood during World Blood Donor Day on June 14.The day is being observed under the theme: ‘Give the Gift of Life: Donate Blood’.“We hope, with our celebrations, we will encourage persons to become repeat voluntary blood donors and to also give thanks for those persons, who are already repeat voluntary donors,” said Director of the NBTS, Dr. Angela Scott.She was addressing a JIS Think Tank on June 4 at the agency’s Half-Way-Tree Road offices in Kingston.Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Representative in Jamaica, Margareta Sköld, who was also at the Think Tank, highlighted the importance of blood donations.“People, who donate their blood, provide a unique contribution to health and to the lives of people because blood is the most valuable gift that anyone can offer another person because it is a gift of life. This is something we really want to bring home to people in that by giving blood, you are offering life to someone, who might be in danger of losing their life,” she stated.She said persons should have no fear of losing blood when they donate as the body constantly re-generates the life-sustaining fluid.Mrs. Sköld noted that blood transfusion agencies around the world are under continuous pressure to ensure that donated blood is safe for use and so a rigorous testing regime remains a critical part of their mandate.“It’s a challenge and its one that the blood transfusion services of Jamaica lives up to and does very well,” she stated.The PAHO/WHO Representative said the organisations are very happy and satisfied to give support to the various activities of the country, the Ministry of Health and the NBTS.In 2013, support was given by PAHO for the publication of the Jamaica National Strategic Plan 2012–2017 for the NBTS, among other activities, that ensure proper standards in the blood transfusion service.World Blood Donor Day activities will get underway at 8:00 a.m. with a parade, led by the Tivoli Marching Band, from Cross Roads to Emancipation Park in New Kingston, where an official opening ceremony will be held. The function will feature presentations from the NBTS; Director of PAHO,Dr. Carissa F. Etienne;and representatives of other organisations.This will be followed by a blood drive in the park at 9:00 a.m., which will run concurrently with a similar drive at the Fontana Pharmacy in Montego Bay. The NBTS is looking to collect from at least 100 persons at each drive. RJR FM will broadcast live from Emancipation Park between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to encourage persons to visit the venue and donate blood.Contact: O. Rodger Hutchinson/Jeneva Gordonlast_img read more


IBM targets operator, enterprise edge moves

first_img IBM advierte de que la escasez de chips se prolongará hasta 2023 Tags IBM played-up benefits for 5G deployments as it unveiled a suite of edge computing products targeted at operators and enterprises.The portfolio includes Telco Network Cloud Manager, based on subsidiary Red Hat’s open source software, which handles automation and orchestration of virtualised and container-based network functions; and Edge Application Manager, built to enable remote automation and management of up to 10,000 edge nodes by a single administrator.IBM Cloud CTO Hillery Hunter told journalists the products are meant to support operators’ and enterprises’ transition to 5G, highlighting edge cloud computing as a necessary component for effective delivery of new services.She noted adoption of a hybrid multi-cloud model can help operators consistently process data across the network core and edge, improving efficiency, security and responsiveness.“As 5G matures, it will become the network technology that underpins delivery of telco services and moving toward a cloud architecture will be essential to make all that really work together.”IBM also unveiled Telco Network Cloud Ecosystem, comprising equipment, IT and software vendors including Cisco, Dell Technologies, Juniper, Intel, NVIDIA and Samsung.Complementing it all are IBM teams to assist operators and businesses deploy 5G and edge services.Earlier this year, Dell Technologies and Google also made edge computing moves, involving hardware and software. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back IBM predicts device battery boost from chip advance Related Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Previous ArticleApple, Google impose strict Covid-19 app data rulesNext ArticleJazzcash taps Mastercard for digital payments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 MAY 2020 IBMMobile edge computing IBM warns chips are down until 2023 Home IBM targets operator, enterprise edge moves Authorlast_img read more


Barcelona manager Luis Enrique celebrates Sporting’s survival

first_img Barça manager Luis Enrique was quick to post his thoughts on what had happened via his Twitter account.  Luis Enrique has celebrated Sporting Gijon’s survival by posing in their home shirt on social media. CEST Alongside the photo, he wrote: “What a great round of games! Sporting Gijon! Congratulations [Sporting manager] Pitu.”  Therefore, Getafe joined Rayo Vallecano and Levante in Spain’s second division next season.  15/05/2016 Upd. at 22:13 center_img The Barcelona boss took place in his side’s open-top bus tour on Sunday, but he also had one eye on his home town and former club’s survival bid.  Sport EN Sporting stayed up thanks to their 2-0 win over Villarreal due to the fact Real Betis did them a favour by beating Getafe.  He also spent last season’s treble open-top bus tour keeping an eye on Sporting, as they secured promotion to La Liga on the final day of the Segunda season.  It seems they have plenty of luck when one of their most famous fans is celebrating Barcelona’s titles…last_img read more


FAI Cup Preview – Galway United vs Bohemians

first_imgTEAM NEWSConor Layng (cruciate), Gary Shanahan (foot) and Maurice Nugent (ankle) remain sidelined for United.Alan Murphy and Alex Byrne are both doubts for the game.MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: Robert HennessyAssistant: Emmett DynanAssistant: Alan DunneFourth Official: Eoghan O’Shea Eamonn Deacy Park Galway United vs Bohemians Friday, August 24th. Kick-off: 7.45pmGalway United face Bohemians in the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.United will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat against Longford Town, which effectively ruled out promotion from the First Division.Both sides had to knock out opposition at Ferrycarrig Park to reach the second round of the Cup.Bohemians were 7-0 winners against Wexford FC, meanwhile Galway United came away from Ferrycarrig with a 4-0 win against North End United to set up the tie with Keith Long’s side.ALAN MURPHY ON FACING BOHEMIANS IN THE CUP“It’s the biggest game of the season,” Murphy remarked to “Bohemians are a good side. We’ve got a home draw in the FAI Cup, which is what every team wants. We’re looking to bounce back after last week in terms of attitude, performance, hard work and application.“It’s going to be a good test for this group of players to see if they’re capable of reacting and restoring a bit of pride.“It’s a different game and mindset for us. It’s a one off type game that is decided on the night. Winner takes all, which could be great for a team out of the hunt for a play-off now.“We have to give Bohs the respect that they deserve. They had an excellent win against Shamrock Rovers last week and they’ve inflicted heavy defeats on Bray and Limerick recently.“They’ve got players with serious pedigree. It’s a huge battle for our players to test themselves against quality opposition. The Cup is hugely important for the present squad of players.” GALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSEoin McCormack – 12Conor Barry – 11Danny Furlong – 7Carlton Ubaezuonu – 3Alan Murphy – 2Marc Ludden – 2Ronan Manning – 2Stephen Kenny – 1Ryan Connolly – 1Robbie Williams – 1Stephen Walsh – 1FORM GUIDEGALWAY UNITEDUCD 2-0 Galway UnitedGalway United 3-2 CabinteelyDrogheda United 2-2 Galway UnitedNorth End United 0-4 Galway UnitedGalway United 1-4 Longford TownBOHEMIANSBohemians 6-0 Bray WanderersDundalk 2-0 BohemiansBohemians 5-0 LimerickWexford FC 0-7 BohemiansShamrock Rovers 0-1 BohemiansLAST MEETINGSeptember 1st, 2018 | Bohemians 1-1 Galway UnitedBohemians goalscorer: Paddy KavanaghGalway United goalscorer: Padraic Cunninghamprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


Gary Lineker leads plaudits as Harry Kane breaks August hoodoo at Wembley

first_imgICYMI Harry Kane scored a Premier League goal in August today for the first time in his career!THE STREAK IS OVER!!!— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 18, 2018 Lionel Messi pulls off greatest nutmeg ever… but is it all it seems? Kieran Trippier scores a marvellous free-kick for Tottenham against FulhamLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startFederico Bernardeschi comes off the bench to score dramatic injury time winner for Juventus against Chievo in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A debutMauricio Pochettino’s side picked up all three points with earlier goals from Lucas Moura and Kieran Trippier.Kane and Trippier combined to show Gareth Southgate’s World Cup heroes are suffering no hangover from their exploits in Russia.Spurs now have six points after winning their first two games.And they are proving a powerhouse up top too with five goals from their opening two fixtures.FINALLY!!HARRY KANE breaks the August curse..#TOTFUL— Ukachi Kelechi Michael (@WICK3D3ST) August 18, 2018 Little studied effect of Global Warming is that Harry Kane can now score in August. #TOTFUL— Tizzy McDizzy (@DerbyDayNYC) August 18, 2018 Harry Kane isn’t even giving the other forwards a months head start anymore. It’s over, @premierleague.— Sean Walsh (@SeanDZWalsh) August 18, 2018 3-1 (77′) Harry Kane scores his first Premier League goal in August, in his 15th PL match in the month. It took him 1,069 minutes to net his first PL August goal.— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) August 18, 2018center_img HARRY KANE HAS SCORED IN AUGUST, THIS IS NOT A DRILL— Luke Rodford (@LukeRodford) August 18, 2018 Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane scores his first August goal as strikes from Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura complete winHarry Kane scoring in August can only mean one thing 🏆— Odds Watch (@Odds_Watch) August 18, 2018 Harry Kane! Finally! You absolute legend!!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#TOTFUL And @OfficialFPL points galore!! 👌🏼🌟— Gail Adcock🌈 (@nonblondie37) August 18, 2018 GARY LINEKER led the plaudits as Harry Kane finally scored in August.The Spurs striker netted the third in the 3-1 win over Fulham at Wembley.1 Harry Kane celebrates after finally scoring in the month of AugustCredit: GettyIt was the first time in 15th attempts that the World Cup Golden Boot winner found the back of the net in the opening month of the Premier League season.And ex-Tottenham man Lineker was among the first to tweet about Kane.He wrote: “Finally. It’s Harry Augustus Kane.”Fellow social media users were quick to jump on the bandwagon too.Finally. It’s Harry Augustus Kane.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 18, 2018last_img read more


YSI Excellence Award honours innovation at Loreto Letterkenny

first_imgThe school community at Loreto Secondary School Letterkenny is celebrating a remarkable achievement this week after winning a Young Social Innovators Schools of Excellence Award.The school has won the accolade for being a dedicated member of the Young Social Innovators (YSI) Schools Network for many years.Loreto Letterkenny will proudly hold the title alongside hundreds of schools throughout Ireland who have discovered the benefits of youth-led social innovation education. YSI Teams from Loreto Letterkenny have garnered great success at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards for many years. Transition Year teams won two awards at the 2018 Awards held in Croke Park this past May. Each year, the YSI programme supports thousands of young people to explore social issues that concern them and come up with a variety of responses.F.R.E.E. – For Refugees Entering ÉireMoved by images and reports of the war in Syria, the ‘F.R.E.E. – For Refugees Entering Éire’ team are making refugees feel more at home in their community through the creation of Welcome Packs for new families.Better Safe Than SorryThe ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ team worked with An Garda Síochána, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Donegal County Council to create a ‘Safe Zone’ in their town which includes a free phone to call a taxi and Garda-monitored CCTV. The teams were mentored by teachers Siobhan McKeague and Dearbhail Keys. YSI Mentor Ms Siobhan McKeague has praised the Schools of Excellence award as a fantastic achievement for the school. Ms McKeague said: “We are so proud of all the students. The students have been putting in years of work into YSI so this recognition is very welcome.”The prestigious award will serve as a motivational boost for all, Ms McKeague added.“We have a standard to keep up now. It will make the students want to aim higher.”“I have to give credit to the students in previous years. Without their hard work you wouldn’t get to this high level. We have such fantastic motivated students who put in great work on their projects.” The new TY classes can look forward to another year ahead implementing innovative ideas to benefit the community.Nora Friel, principal of Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny and YSI Speak Out MC Dayl CroninSpeaking at the North West YSI SpeakOut earlier this year, Nora Friel, Principal of Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny said: “YSI has been running in our school for many years and it has been a huge success. It has provided our students with opportunities to make a difference, be innovative, creative, reach out to others, work together and change lives. The positive impacts of our students’ involvement with YSI has extended far beyond the school community.”YSI Co-Founder and CEO Rachel Collier said: “Our member schools which demonstrate an extraordinary and on-going commitment to engaging students and teachers at both junior and senior levels in social innovation action for a fairer, more inclusive and equal society, are presented with our School of Excellence Award. Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, is one such extraordinary school and I applaud the dedication to social justice and innovation which it promotes by engaging in YSI programmes.”YSI’s Schools of Excellence Awards were launched by former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny in March 2014. Applications are now open for YSI’s Social Innovation Action Programmes for Senior and Junior Cycles. Visit to learn more about the programme.YSI Excellence Award honours innovation at Loreto Letterkenny was last modified: September 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:awardLoreto Secondary Schoolyoung social innovatorslast_img read more


Latest New Century Scholars Inducted At SCC

first_imgMost academic ceremonies at Southwestern Community College pay tribute to what current students have already accomplished in their pursuit of higher education.The annual New Century Scholars induction instead celebrates the bright collegiate future awaiting several dozen area middle schoolers.More than 40 seventh graders from Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties walked across the Myers Auditorium stage on Nov. 18 and received certificates signifying the promise of a tuition-free SCC education set to begin in the year 2025.“Every one of these students has been hand-picked by middle-school teachers, and we could not be more excited to know they’ll be walking across this very same stage to receive their associate degrees eight years from now,” said Freya Kinner, New Century Scholars Coordinator.Lena Wilson, a graduate of the program, served as the featured speaker and encouraged this year’s inductees to take full advantage of their opportunities.More than 2,400 students have been inducted as New Century Scholars since it was established in 1995. The program provides resources and support to students as they navigate middle and high school – preparing them for a successful experience in college without worrying about the financial aspect.New Century Scholars is supported entirely by private donations and provides last-dollar tuition assistance.“At Southwestern, we are extremely proud to be a part of this wonderful program that has provided a brighter future to so many young people in our service area,” said Dr. Don Tomas, SCC President. “We are blessed to live in a region with so many generous individuals who make New Century Scholars possible year after year.”In addition to working toward their high school diplomas, New Century Scholars are required to participate in community service activities that encourage leadership skills and explore potential future career options.To support this program, donations may be made at or by check to New Century Scholars and sent to the SCC Foundation, 447 College Drive, Sylva, NC 28779.For more information about New Century Scholars, contact Freya Kinner, SCC’s New Century Scholars coordinator at [email protected] or 828.339.4477.last_img read more


In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 7, 2017

first_imgShare This!It’s been a fun week in Orlando this week. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the theme park love being given (mostly, of course, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon.) Have you been enjoying all the excitement?This week, we learn about a Disney sing-along hitting theaters, take a look at a rumor that keeps getting stronger, and so much more! Are you ready? Let’s go!In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors That gondola system rumor just isn’t going away. Matter of fact, it seems to be picking up steam.You may have missed it, but the Main Street Electrical Parade is continuing through August 20 at Disneyland! Hooray! Who else is excited? President of New Vacation Operations and Disney Cruise Line Karl Holz will be retiring from Disney. Learn who his successor is.Are the tables being removed from Disney Cruise Line’s verandah rooms? It would certainly appear that way.Get your singing voices ready! Beauty and the Beast sing along version will be hitting theaters starting today! Does this sound like something you would do?I love how happy Jimmy Fallon is about his new attraction! Seriously….look how happy he is!If you missed any episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week where the show was live from Universal, make sure you catch them! I thought they were super fun and entertaining.In Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose Crossbody Bag by Danielle Nicole and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.Savelast_img read more


Review of the official World Cup website

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… I did enjoy the VideoArchive, which is an excellent way to waste a couple of hours in front of your PC!It’s also great to see Fifa/Yahoo taking advantage of the broadband age and makinghistorical World Cup footage available on the Web. In fact the Video section in general isfantastic and features a wide range of video content. Because the World Cup games are onin the wee hours of the morning my time, I’m particularly enjoying the Match highlightsvideos (btw it hasn’t stopped me staying up far too late to watch the World Cup – hencemy bleary eyes currently!).  The MatchCast feature is potentially the best feature, as it’s a livestats/chat/graphics dashboard that runs while a game is in process live. Personally I’mnot in the habit of using my computer while watching TV, but I can imagine MatchCastwould be very useful in integrated TV/PC platforms – like Media Center for example.Perhaps a little ahead of its time for most of us right now, but if you’re a verydedicated fan – then the opportunity to chat to other fans and check stats on your PC,while watching the TV for the game itself, might be a very useful thing. Fan Photos isbasically an invitation to use Flickr, which is good to see. I also noticed that Yahoo!Answers is being used for World Cup questions – and is promoted at the bottom of thehomepage. ConclusionOverall, great use of video on the official site and MatchCast is a promising feature(I’ll be interested to find out how well used it ends up being). Lots of Yahoo propertiesare integrated into the site, but to be honest I felt the community aspects were fairlyconservative – IM, games, uploading photos, 360 blogs, etc. Blogging could’ve been made alot more central to the experience, in terms of promoting it more and putting it high onthe homepage. Also largely missing – enabling users to personalize their World Cupsite and utilize interactive widgets/web services. So overall I’d rate the site a 7 out of 10, but there’s room for improvement. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus I actually didn’t see any evidence of blogs on the site navigation, but a searchrevealed that users can create a Yahoo 360° SuperFanBlog under the banner “The 12th Man”. So that’s why I couldn’t find blogs on the menu– because it’s cryptically labeled “The 12th Man”! Here’s anexample of a fan’s blog – it’s pretty much the basic Y! 360 experience. center_img Related Posts The official FIFA World Cup website is run by andco-branded with Yahoo. A Washington Post story today highlights the interactive and multimedia features of thesite – including blogs, chat, and three- to five-minute video highlights for all of the64 games. Also in lieu of live webcasts (not possible I presume because of TV rights),the site offers something called “MatchCast” – which is described as “a kind of animatedtelecast of the game that graphically displays players on the field, ball location, timeouts and live scores.”So the website is really a showcase of the latest in Yahoo’s social Webtechnology – for a mass audience that is (in other words, expect a fair degree ofconservatism).Positioning Jorge Consuegra, generalmanager of Yahoo’s FIFA partnership, told Washington Post: “Creating a global communityaround the biggest sporting event in the world — that’s the biggest step for thissite.” How they’re creating this community is through the Yahoo product line – Flickr, 360,Answers, Desktop toolbar, chat, MyYahoo, etc. If anything, these community tools arescattered a bit haphazardly around what is a very large website. Not too many of the‘community’ features are promoted on the homepage, which indicates that the site is stillvery much positioned as an information and World Cup news portal. FeaturesYahoo technology is integrated throughout the site, including Flickr integration and promotion. A lot of the news and information on the site ispretty straight-forward and probably similar to what you would’ve seen on the 2002official website. But it’s comprehensive and that’s the main thing. There’s also theusual ‘official site’ suspects – polls, screensavers, shop, fantasy game, etc. Ifanything there are too many navigation options, as I had trouble findingthings. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Yahoo 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


Why We’re Desperately Awaiting Feedsqueezer

first_imgWhen the RSS management company Feedburner was acquired by the internet goliath Google back in May of 2007, some people were excited, others were concerned. On the one side, there was hope that putting Google’s weight behind the struggling service would improve the speed with which feeds were updated. Plus, there would be the option to put AdSense in feeds, which pleased some publishers. Others, however, felt that that the move gave Google too much power over the syndication marketplace. One of the people concerned was Dave Winer, one of the world’s first bloggers and an RSS pioneer. At the beginning of this month, he posted a link toFeedsqueezer, a Feeburner competitor that may end up being the only viable option we’ll have when it comes to feed management. Though he didn’t provide any context for the link, we found it interesting as well.Feed Management: The Internet Monopoly Surprisingly, feed management is one service where there aren’t a million different options available. Unlike Web 2.0 sites like Twitter and Friendfeed, whose competitors are plentiful and varied, FeedBurner stands alone. Years ago there was Feedpass, but it never got off the ground. These days, as Allen Stern just noted on CenterNetworks, the only other viable option is Pheedo, a service that offers basically the same services as FeedBurner, but also seems to come with the same set of issues: feeds don’t update too quickly, much less in real-time. Obviously, this lack of true competition is a giant, gaping hole that everyone is waiting for someone to fill. That’s why we have our eyes pinned on Feedsqueezer service, hoping that something will come of it. Feedsqueezer, the Upcoming Alternative to FBToday, the Feedsqueezer homepage is nothing more than a promise of what’s to come: a feed management platform that delivers analytics, SEO, feed re-distribution, content delivery, and more. There’s a quiet Twitter account and an unused GetSatisfaction page set up for the service. The one employee representing the service there is “gadgetboy,” aka John Federico, a marketing and business development representative whose prior experience includes serving as VP of Marketing for BlogTalkRadio, Senior Strategist for IconNicholson, Sr. Director of podcasting for Audible, Inc., and more. The only clue we have to Feedsqueezer’s progress is yesterday’s one (and only) tweet that announces “getting schooled in all things EC2,” a reference to Amazon’s “Elastic Compute Cloud” service where it appears Feedsqueezer will be hosted. At least a day old tweet appears to be progress. Now, more than ever, publishers need a real alternative to Feedburner. Anyone interested in signing up for the beta can do so from the Feedsqueezer homepage. Who knows? It’s worth a shot. Update: We mistakenly reported that FeedSquuezer was Winer’s own project in our initial coverage. Winer is in fact not associated with the service in any way and we apologize for the error in reporting. The confusion resulted from his statement on his blog: “I also volunteer to help get a Feedburner competitor on the air…update:Feedsqueezer.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts sarah perezcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#web last_img read more


Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019

first_img Posted on 18th January 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019 Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Get proven SEO & SEM tactics – attend SMX in San Jose in 2 weeksJan 17, 2019 by Marketing LandIn 2019, A.I., voice assistants, mobile-first, video, and visual search will reshape the picture of successful search marketing. Smart marketers who want to stay sharp in the New Year are attending SMX® West in San Jose, January 30-31… less than two weeks from now.Crawl, walk, run and fly: The 4 stages of scaling website analyticsJan 17, 2019 by Jeffery ChealIt’s time to identify where you are with your data practices and learn how to get to the next stage of your website analytics process.What working with tech brands taught me about the future of agenciesJan 17, 2019 by Ming ChanAs brands become more tech-integrated and act more like nimble startups, agencies must provide the agility, velocity and production processes to be successful.Here’s why you should take a deep dive into data to optimize your conversionsJan 17, 2019 by Laura RobinsonA thorough audit of tracking tools can improve your CRO framework because knowing your platform will help you think about how to best use it for your specific business strategy.How are marketers using IoT in 2019?Jan 16, 2019 by Robin KurzerTell us your IoT plans in our short poll; we’ll share the answers in a future story.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:New Salesforce tools let marketers create mobile apps without developersJan 17, 2019 by Barry LevineNow, marketers and admins can create and publish iOS and Android apps with pre-built components and a few clicks.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:CEO Activism: Inside Comms and Marketing, Weber ShandwickFacebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team, TechCrunchHow Twitter Will Ensure Brand Safety For Video Advertisers In 2019, AdExchangerMarketing Psychology in 2019: Make Your Mark Digitally, MarketoMerkle Launches 2019 Marketing Imperatives, A CMO’s Roadmap to People-Based Marketing, Business WireOmnichannel Customer Experience: How Much Is too Much?, CMS WireRemoving Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior from Russia, Facebook NewsroomWhat makes an email bounce? What marketers need to know, My EmmaThe post Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019 appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019 Marketing Day: Scaling website analytics, future of agencies, marketers and IoT in 2019You are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more


GALLERY: Ateneo wins UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball crown

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Malditas save PH from shutout FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPHOTO BY Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHcenter_img Thirdy Ravena shares Finals MVP glory with teammates Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Relive Ateneo’s championship moment in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals through photos.The Blue Eagles survived rival La Salle, 88-86, in Game 3 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


Mavericks bolt clear

first_imgBy BEN HARRISDefending Elite Eight men’s champions NSW Country Mavericks will be hard to rein in as they hold a four-point advantage on the competition table.The Mavericks remain unbeaten after day two of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League at Coffs Harbour on Thursday.They opened their account with an 8-7 win over NSW Mets in the grand final replay then finished off the day with a 10-4 hammering of The Alliance.Mavericks had led as much as 7-3 in the game against the Mets only for the two-time grand finalists to fight back in the second half.It was the Mets’ third loss in three years of the Elite Eight competition at the NTL.Michael Mousa’s troops are third on the table behind Queensland Outlaws on percentages.The Outlaws enjoyed 7-3 and 9-4 victories over NSW Rebels and NSW Scorpions respectively.Following their day one performance that saw them with two draws and a win, Queensland Chiefs are in fourth spot thanks to a 7-5 win over The Alliance and a 6-5 loss to the Rebels.Queensland South Stingrays have a fantastic opportunity to jump into the top four when they take on The Alliance and the Chiefs on day three.It will be hard for the Rebels and Scorpions to make the top four while The Alliance will be playing for pride on Friday.The highlights of day three in the men’s competition will be the Mets-Outlaws match at 12.20pm and the Chiefs-Stingrays clash at 3.50pm.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following MediaFacebook – – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – – LinksMen’s Elite Eight day twolast_img read more


CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts slowed in December to 216980

first_imgOTTAWA – Housing starts in Canada hit their highest total in a decade in 2017, but are expected to slow this year, economists said Monday.BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic said the full-year tally of housing starts for 2017 came in at 221,000.“Canadian homebuilding activity had its best year in a decade in 2017, backed by underlying demographic support and strengthening labour markets in the country’s largest provinces,” he wrote in a report.However, he noted that this year the number of starts is expected to moderate closer to the 200,000 level, with a record number units under construction to start the year.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts for December of 2017 came in at 216,980 units, down from 251,675 units in November. The six-month moving average for December was 226,777 compared with 226,178 in November.The housing agency said the overall decline in the annual pace of housing starts in December came as the pace of urban starts fell 15.1 per cent to 198,132 units for the final month of last year.The pace of multi-unit urban starts slowed 22 per cent to 135,176, while the rate of single-detached urban starts increased by 4.7 per cent to 62,956 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 18,848 units.The housing market has been identified as a key risk to the economy and been scrutinized by economists and policy-makers.Rising interest rates and more stringent lending rules are expected to weigh on the market this year.Royal Bank assistant chief economist Paul Ferley said the total number of starts for 2017 were up 11.4 per cent from 198,000 in 2016.“Looking ahead, our expectation is that recent tightening of mortgage lending, further official interest rate increases in both Canada and the U.S. and current poor affordability in a number of key markets will contribute to housing starts continuing to trend lower.“Our forecast assumes that starts will drop to 195,000 this year and 185,000 in 2019.”last_img read more


DDay for May as she seeks backing for draft Brexit deal

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face her divided Cabinet in a bid to win support for a draft Brexit deal with the European Union.Negotiators from the two sides have reached agreement on divorce terms, including a plan to resolve the key issue of the Irish border.But pro-Brexit lawmakers in May’s divided Conservative Party are angry, saying the agreement will leave Britain tethered to the EU after it departs in March.Failure to secure Cabinet backing will leave May’s leadership in doubt and the Brexit process in chaos.If Cabinet supports the deal Wednesday, it needs approval from the EU at a summit in the next few weeks. Then May will need to win backing from Parliament, where pro-Brexit and pro-EU legislators alike are threatening to oppose it.The Associated Presslast_img read more


Star recruits big departures Notable names in and out of the 2019

first_imgNDPMaria Augimeri (Humber River-Black Creek, Ont.): Toronto city councillor for over three decades, challenging longtime Liberal MP Judy Sgro.Min Sook Lee (Toronto-Danforth, Ont.): Documentary filmmaker and activist, running in Jack Layton’s former riding.Svend Robinson (Burnaby North-Seymour, B.C.): Prominent former MP from the NDP’s left wing and Canada’s first openly gay member of Parliament.Emilie Taman (Ottawa Centre, Ont.): Former federal prosecutor and professor at the University of Ottawa, challenging Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.Rudy Turtle (Kenora, Ont.): Chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation, which has struggled for generations with the effects of industrial mercury poisoning.GreensDennis Drainville (Gaspesie-Les-Isles-de-la-Madeleine, Que.): Retired Anglican bishop of Quebec, anti-poverty activist, one-time MPP in Ontario.Greg Malone (Avalon, N.L.): Co-founder of the CODCO comedy troupe and major figure in the Newfoundland and Labrador cultural scene.Pierre Nantel (Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, Que.): Two-term member of Parliament for the NDP, which expelled him when word got out he was exploring a candidacy for the Greens.People’s partySteven Fletcher (Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, Man.): Former federal Conservative cabinet minister, Manitoba MLA and disability advocate.Renata Ford (Etobicoke North, Ont.): Widow of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, running on his and Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s home turf.Salim Mansur (London North Centre, Ont.): Retired political-science professor and writer, specializing in the harms of multiculturalism.Bloc QuebecoisDenis Trudel (Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, Que.): Actor and longtime French-rights activist. OTTAWA — Parties try to recruit star candidates to take down veteran MPs, show they’re serious about governing if they win, and demonstrate that they’re renewing themselves. Here are some of the federal parties’ big catches this campaign:LiberalsSteven Guilbeault (Laurier-Sainte-Marie, Que.): Founding member of Equiterre, a major Quebec environmental organization. Parties also have to contend with retirements, defections and (occasionally) MPs they no longer want. Some of the best-known examples this time:LiberalsRodger Cuzner (Cape Breton-Canso, N.S.): Nova Scotia Liberal first elected in 2000 who held his seat through thick and thin.Mark Eyking (Sydney-Victoria, N.S.): Like Cuzner in the riding next door, elected in 2000 and a stalwart for the party ever since.Andrew Leslie (Orleans, Ont.): Former general, senior adviser to leader Justin Trudeau, chief whip who never made cabinet, quitting after one term.Jody Wilson-Raybould (Vancouver Granville, B.C.): Former B.C. Aboriginal leader and Crown prosecutor. Former justice minister expelled from caucus after the SNC-Lavalin affair. Running as an Independent.Jane Philpott (Markham-Stouffville, Ont.): Physician. Former health minister expelled from caucus after the SNC-Lavalin affair. Like Wilson-Raybould, running as an Independent.ConservativesBrad Trost (Saskatoon-University, Sask.): Prominent member of the Tories’ social-conservative wing and former leadership candidate. Lost in a nomination challenge. First elected in 2004.Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey, Ont.): Former labour minister and leadership candidate. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon. First elected in 2011, recruited by then finance minister Jim Flaherty.Rob Nicholson (Niagara Falls, Ont.): Former minister of foreign affairs, justice and defence who was a steady, experienced hand in Stephen Harper’s governments. First elected in 1984 and has served continuously since 2004.NDPNathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley, B.C.): Former finance critic and leadership candidate. First elected in 2004.Murray Rankin (Victoria, B.C.): Former justice critic who entered politics after a long career as a prominent lawyer in B.C. First elected in 2012.Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie Jaimes-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que.): Lawyer and Cree leader before entering politics. Former leadership candidate. First elected in 2011.Helene Laverdiere (Laurier-Sainte-Marie, Que.): Academic and former Canadian diplomat. First elected in 2011, defeating then-Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe.The Canadian Press Sylvie Frechette (Riviere-du-Nord, Que.): Olympic gold medallist in synchronized swimming and Oxfam ambassador.Richard Lehoux (Beauce, Que.): Former head of the Quebec Federation of Municipalities and 19-year local mayor, challenging former Tory Maxime Bernier who’s now leader of the People’s Party.Justina McCaffrey (Kanata-Carleton, Ont.): Internationally known wedding-dress designer.Tom Pentefountas (Laval-Les Iles, Que.): Lawyer, former vice-president of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and former senior figure in the Action democratique du Quebec provincial party. Sandra Pupatello (Windsor West, Ont.): Former Ontario cabinet minister from a prominent Windsor family. Challenging longtime NDP MP Brian Masse.Tamara Taggart (Vancouver-Kingsway, B.C.): Former news anchor for CTV in Vancouver and advocate for cancer patients after her own bout with a rare form of gastrointestinal cancer.Adam van Koeverden (Milton, Ont.): Olympic gold medallist and world-champion kayaker, challenging Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt.ConservativesGeorge Canyon (Central Nova, N.S.): Juno-award-winning country singer and actor.Angelo Esposito (Alfred-Pellan, Que.): Former first-round NHL draft pick.last_img read more