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It’s time for youths to take leadership in PNCR – Bond

first_imgAttorney James Bond believes now is the time for youths to take a more dominant role in the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and it is for this reason he will be contesting the Vice Chairmanship, during the party’s 19th Biennial Delegates Congress, which opened today at Congress place, Sophia, Georgetown.Bond, armed with his “Vision 2020”, told Guyana Times that youths must begin the process of preparation to take over the political reigns in the very near future, thus the impetus for his candidacy.“I believe that the Vice Chair position (in the PNCR) is the ideal position for a young person to start saying, you know what, we are ready to assume some form of leadership role within the party… So I believe that in the party hierarchy, I believe there is a place for a young person,” Bond said.The young Attorney is confident of a victory, arguing that he enjoys the support of the youths within the PNC who, he noted, encouraged him to contest. Bond remarked that “even before accepting, it was young persons who said, you know what James go-ahead and accept. we will support you.”Bond added that while nationally, youths remain the most dominant demographic, there is still not enough representation in the body politic and as such, he is urging youths to get involved in the process now, with the focus being on the country’s next General and Regional Elections set for 2020.“I think now is the ideal time for young people in all political parties to begin to position themselves… not only the PNC. Most of the persons in Government right now and in Opposition… at some point they would say they have had enough of public politics. So I believe in all the political parties, that young people should start contesting, making their presence felt,” the young politician declared.The others contesting the Vice Chairpersons positions are Volda Lawrence, Dr George Norton, Beni Rayman, Clement Corlette, Aubrey Norton, Dawn Hastings, Christopher Jones and Winston Felix who have all been nominated. Corlette and Felix have told the party of their intention to contest for the post.Ronald Bulkan, Larry London and Annette Ferguson have been nominated for the post of Treasurer; however, London has declined his nomination.Harmon pulls out of raceMeanwhile, State Minister Joseph Harmon, who was also nominated for the position has indicated a disinterest in running for the position of PNCR Vice Chairman.In a statement from the Office of the Minister of State on Thursday, he explained that his current portfolio is too demanding for him to juggle the tasks that comes with the position of PNCR Vice Chairman.Nonetheless, he said he remains “humbled” by those who nominated him to contest the position.The Returning Officer is former Assistant Police Commissioner and Attorney Michael Somersall.Already, President David Granger has been returned as party leader unopposed and Basil Williams as Chairman unopposed.Bond had in 2011 contested the PNCR’s Presidential Candidacy but managed to only muster 13 votes. The candidacy was won by current President of Guyana, David Granger.The congress which runs from August 26-28, is expected to see some 500 persons in attendance, with representatives from each of the 10 administrative regions of Guyana.As leader of the party, Granger will make his maiden address to the congress since being elected President last year.last_img read more

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LP Associate Stabbed at Store Dies from His Injuries

first_imgThe Kmart employee who was stabbed in Visalia, California, died from his injuries Friday morning. 31-year-old Jeff Campbell passed away a day and a half after he was stabbed in the neck and chest while escorting a customer out of the store. The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Jeremy Kechloian had been acting strangely inside the store, so he was asked to leave. For unknown reasons, he stabbed Campbell, a loss prevention associate, near the store’s exit. A Kmart representative said in part quote: “We are deeply saddened to hear that our associate, Jeffrey, has died. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” Kmart says they are providing counseling to other store employees. An unidentified store employee says Campbell hadn’t worked at the store for very long but was known as a nice guy, who didn’t deserve what happened to him. Hours after Campbell died, the Tulare County District Attorney’s office filed murder charges against Kechloian. He also faces two more felony charges relating to his fight with Visalia Police officers at their headquarters after he was arrested Wednesday night. Kechloian is being held without bail and will be back in court later this month.  [Source: ABC30 Action News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Augmented Reality Maps and Directions Coming to iPhone

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting john paul titlow Image courtesy of Patently Apple. Tags:#Apple#web Related Posts In the not-too-distant future, iPhone users may be navigating around using an augmented reality interface that overlays all kinds of data relevant to their immediate location, as well as turn-by-turn traveling directions from one location to another. Instead of navigating as a little blue dot along a purple line on a 2D, birds-eye-view map, think of the future version of the iPhone’s native Maps and Compass apps as something a bit more like Google Street View meets Yelp’s mobile augmented reality feature Monocle. Apple has applied for a patent to do exactly that, according to a post on Patently Apple. The patent also includes details that point to Google Goggles-style visual search functionality. Just as people can use Google’s mobile visual search feature to look up recognizable objects and barcodes, in the future, the iPhone’s camera will be able to pull up relevant local data about an intersection or landmark. So for example, if you’re navigating the streets of a new city, holding your phone up in front of you, the screen will display a live video feed of what’s in front of you and overlay information about what’s nearby, as well as what your next move is in order to get to where you’re headed. Presumably the feature would also work on iPads, whose bigger screens might be even better suited to cramming several graphical visualizations of data about nearby places and things. Of course, there are already turn-by-turn GPS apps for iOS, Android and other operating systems, but having an augmented reality-based navigational system that’s native to the phone is pretty unique. And while other vendors may come out with apps that have similar functionality, having this feature baked right into such a widely used device by default could make this futuristic-sounding equivalent to the map and compass approach near-mainstream status as quickly as a new version of the iPhone can sell. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Salesforce opens up Lightning Bolt portal templates for specific business needs

first_img Posted on 15th September 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingSalesforce opens up Lightning Bolt portal templates for specific business needs Salesforce opens up Lightning Bolt portal templates for specific business needsYou are here: Salesforce has added bolts to its Lightning.Last year, the company released generalized self-service portal templates using its Community Cloud, for businesses’ customers, partners, and employees.The templates were built with the company’s Lightning framework. Lightning enables portals for web and mobile apps to be readily assembled via the use of drag-and-drop functional components, like an organizing tool for community events or the ability to share files among a team.Nearly a thousand Lightning communities were created by businesses with these templates. European telecommunications firm Sky, for instance, created a community of its users, while Unilever employed it for Employee Communities that spanned brands.Salesforce says its research shows that, for such uses as case resolution, employee engagement, partner sales, and customer satisfaction, online communities can boost performance by 40 or more percent.Now, Salesforce has launched the next phase of portal templates, called Lightning Bolt.A componentized portal building tool was made available to ten Salesforce partners — including Accenture, Deloitte, and Cognizant — to create a dozen business-specific portal templates that include built-in logic and workflow, like recommendation engines, e-commerce, and case management. Like the original templates, these are integrated out-of-the-box with Salesforce’s popular customer relationship management (CRM) system and with the Community Cloud, and can be connected via API to other systems.The new Lightning Bolt templates include:an insurance company community for its agents;a store operations platform for internal communications;a B2B e-commerce community between sales reps and suppliers;a community of customers and partners for manufacturers;a portal for patient health;a chatbot that connects retailers with customers, partners, and employees;access to customer information and purchase history by retail store managers.In each case, the design, functions and business logic has been tailored for that specific business need. Salesforce’s AppExchange will now host a new Lightning Bolt category so more partners can build, market, and sell other portal templates.SVP Mike Stone told me that about 60 percent of the Bolt portal templates “are ready to go.” The others can be customized by businesses working with the original partner-creators, or through their own developers.From our sponsors: Salesforce opens up Lightning Bolt portal templates for specific business needs 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

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Be understood by all

first_imgSurely, so distinguished a sportsman as Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi should know the differenee between sport and sports.In an advertisement in The Statesman of October 14, he says: “I’m editing a new sports weekly, Sportsworld. You know why? Because you want to know more, much more about sports. That’s why.,Surely, so distinguished a sportsman as Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi should know the differenee between sport and sports.In an advertisement in The Statesman of October 14, he says: “I’m editing a new sports weekly, Sportsworld. You know why? Because you want to know more, much more about sports. That’s why. I know, because we found out. By talking to people like you, people who love sports and read sports magazines. We found out that people want to know what’s going on behind the scenes, not just what’s happening on the field. People want sports to be made into news, just like politics and current affairs are news … Let’s take a new look at sports.”‘Sports’ covers athletics (running, jumping, throwing the discus and so on). ‘Sport’ covers hunting, fishing, racing, cricket, football and other outdoor games.In an adjectival sense, of course, ‘sport’ becomes ‘sports’ and hence we have sports weeklies, sports cars, and sports editors. A distinguished Sports Editor of The Times of India, Nicholas Leontzini, some years ago, however, used to refer to himself as ‘sport editor’, in the mistaken belief that one who edits a page devoted to sport must necessarily be a ‘sport editor’.But there are words with a singular form as nouns, which assume a plural one as adjectives. And some with a plural form as nouns assume a singular one as adjectives. For instance, billiards is a popular game, but the table on which it is played is known as a billiard-table; the attendant who keeps the score is a billiard-marker; and the balls with which the game is played are billiard-balls.advertisementIn The Statesman of October 1, an article bearing the heading, ‘Of American Lure and Dilemma’, has been reproduced from The Times of London. Unfortunately, ‘dilemma’ is often mistakenly used as a synonym for ‘predicament’, whereas, as any student of Logic knows, the two words are poles asunder in meaning.In The Sunday Standard, of October 8, there is a heading, ‘On The Horns of a Dilemma’. But actually, one has to be between the horns of a dilemma, and not ‘on the horns’. When one is between the horns of a dilemma, one is in the unenviable position of being between the devil and the deep sea.Femina, of October 8-22, carries a Letter to the Editor, under the heading, ‘Dry Fruit Scandal’, to the following effect: “A radio news item on August 24, 1978, announced that India had exported cashewnuts worth Rs 147 crore during 1977-78. I was stunned by the news that in the craze for earning foreign exchange we are depriving our children of such ordinary dry fruits as these, which are being sold from Rs 50 to Rs 60 per kg which is beyond the reach of even our middle classes. Most of the dry fruits are items of import and thus these are available only at prohibitive prices. Cannot something be done to reduce the prices of the dry fruits grown in our country?”Misnomer: Though I sympathize with what the writer of that letter says, I find the use of the term ‘dry fruit’ puzzling. When I buy apples or oranges, they, too, are dry and not wet. Presumably, the writer means ‘dried fruit’. But cashew nuts cannot be described as dried fruit by any stretch of the imagination. They belong to the nut family. Raisins, currants, sultanas and plums are genuine species of dried fruit because they are dried grapes.So are prunes, because they are dried plums. But strictly speaking, even almonds cannot be included in the term, ‘dried fruit’, because they are merely the seeds of certain types of plums and peaches, which do not have to be dried. Walnuts, too, cannot be included in the realm of dried fruit, since they are only nuts like cashew-nuts. So are pistachios just nuts and not dried fruit.Why must newspapers refer to grain as ‘food grains’? What else can grain be? In The Statesman of October 3, a leader-writer says: “As many as six chief ministers asked for prices ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 120 a quintal for paddy and coarse grains as against the A.P.C.’s recommendation of Rs 82 for paddy and Rs 78 for coarse grains.”Does not grain mean ‘grains’? There is unnecessary fondness for the plural form when the singular one has a collective sense. It is common for people to seek the ‘blessings’ of personalities like Acharya Vinoba Bhave and Jayaprakash Narayan. Why cannot they be content with the blessing of such saintly people?Redundancy: Among the business community, the union finance minister is one of the most hated men in the country, because he is always levying ‘excise duty’ or increasing it, on an ever-widening range of goods. But ‘excise’ by itself means ‘tax’ or ‘duty’. What else can ‘excise’ be? This redundancy is like the term commonly heard, ‘kerosene oil’.advertisementKerosene cannot be anything other than an oil. Octroi is another hated governmental impost. But though the word is in everyday use of commercial circles, I have never heard anybody pronouncing it correctly. Invariably, octroi is pronounced to rhyme with ‘boy’, and not as it should be – octrawh.Daniel Defoe, father of the English novel and of British journalism, once remarked: “If any man was to ask me what I would suppose to be a perfect style of language, I would answer that in which a man speaking to 500 people of all common and various capacities, idiots or lunatics excepted, should be understood by them all.”last_img read more