Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery or video on your mobile device. Join us to get in-game insights and analysis Sunday when former Raiders star Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears face the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium starting at 1:05 p.m.The improved 49ers (4-10) take a two-game winning streak into Sunday’s game as they look to pull an upset of the new NFC North division champion Bears. San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens continued his strong play a week ago in a 26-23 …
15 August 2008Back in 2000, when everybody started taking South Africa’s World Cup bidding process seriously, a high-level delegation of Fifa officials toured the country on a fact-finding mission.They left with images of thousands of wide-eyed children calling in unison for the right to host the showpiece of the beautiful game, and Vicky Sampson’s “My African Dream” ringing in their ears. South Africa lost its bid to host the 2006 edition of the world’s most popular sporting event (by the narrowest margin in Fifa’s history), but the seed had been planted and the country had emerged as a heavyweight on the international stage.The 2010 Fifa World Cup will give South Africa a global platform to showcase everything that is unique about the country. Expect South African music to be up near the top of the list.Love them or hate them, vuvezalas will play an integral part in this country’s 2010 celebrations. Fifa has acknowleged this and granted permission for them to be used at next year’s Confederations Cup and the 2010 World Cup “under certain conditions”.Cape Town-based music educator Pedro Espi-Sanchis is running vuvuzela workshops at football clubs around the country, and hopes to perform at the opening ceremony as well as the final of the 2010 World Cup.A nationwide hunt is also under way for operatic “mega-voices” to give birth to the country’s very own 20 Tenors. South Africa’s answer to The Three Tenors are expected to perform concerts in all nine host cities prior to kick-off. There are plans to produce a CD, and choreographer Ian von Memerty is working on a repertoire which includes an “iconic anthem”.In addition, hundreds of choirs, groups, bands and singers (including Le Zulu Blanc Johnny Clegg) are likely to create a chorus that will resonate around the world long after the world’s biggest party has left these shores.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010
State oil and gas company PetroSA and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) this week signed a cooperation agreement for the planned crude oil refinery at Coega outside Port Elizabeth. 8 October 2009 Official developer and promoter The proposed refinery would be a major tenant in the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) near the new deepwater Port of Ngqura and a catalyst for future development in the Eastern Cape province. Welcoming the agreement, CDC chief executive Pepi Silinga said the planned refinery would be a major economic boost not only for the South African economy post-2010, but also for the Eastern Cape. PetroSA CEO Sipho Mkhize said the agreement between the two parties clarified their roles and responsibilities in the Coega IDZ during the construction and operation of the 400 000 barrel-per-day refinery. Additionally, the two agreed on roles and obligations with regards to future and downstream activities, while also considering other opportunities in secondary industries, such as the establishment of the Coega IDZ as a petrochemicals hub for the southern African region. The agreement provides for the CDC to recognise PetroSA as the official developer and promoter of the proposed refinery, the establishment of a joint project team, as well as a land allocation agreement for Coega. “The Coega refinery is a project which will provide economic stimulus, revitalise and redirect the automotive sector, and re-skill and up-skill the key artisan employment sector,” he said. “The refinery will generate close to 27 500 temporary jobs during the construction phase and 18 500 permanent direct, indirect and induced jobs once operational,” PetroSA said. “Most current infrastructural developments in the country are in support of the World Cup tournament, but the country needs to look beyond that to other major projects for sustained growth and economic development,” Silinga said. A technical feasibility study for the project has also been completed, and PetroSA’s board will decide by the end of the year whether to proceed to the next phase of the project, while the final investment decision is expected in 2011. ‘Major economic boost’ He said that the agreement would give potential investors confidence that the project was being developed by major stakeholders in the country’s economy, adding that the project was ready to move to the front-end engineering design phase. Source: BuaNews
It’s one thing to have resolutions for the new year. I, for example, plan to lose weight, learn Python and design the perfect handbag. But since nothing satisfies like the quick achievement of a short-term goal, here are eight things every good nerd needs to to before the ball drops later this week.These tasks comprise a quick to-do list that will leave you feeling competent and prepared for the decade that approaches. Also, you can play the condescension chip and start chiding friends who haven’t checked off these items yet.1. Edit your privacy settings and friendships.Facebook’s maelstrom-causing privacy changes have given quite a few of us a head-scratching good time trying to figure out just how much of our private lives are to be made public. Before the new year begins, take a look at your settings on sites such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, LiveJournal and any other places you might be sharing personal content to make sure what you display is consistent with the public image you want to project. As more recruiters and employers hit the Web in search of info on individuals, it’s becoming ever more important to monitor and control our own identities. If you look back to the origin dates of some of your accounts, you might be surprised at what you thought was appropriate to share online in 2005.Also, while considering what’s private and public, take time to evaluate what a “friend,” “contact” or “follower” means to you and what types of information you share with different groups.2. Change your passwords.Safety first, friends. Social web security threats in 2009 were sweeping and surprised more than a few users with spam DMs, hacked accounts and malware of all kinds. Check out the password management tools recommended by a recently high-profile hacker (scroll to the last few paragraphs); for free or cheap, they’ll help you generate strong, random passwords and manage them from your computer.3. Own your name.I’ve conducted many a web search on many a professional geek this year, and I’ve been disappointed by how few of us have staked a meaningful claim to our online identities. If you haven’t already, buy a URL – preferably one that relates to the name you use professionally – and make friends with Google. If you don’t show up in the first results when you search for your name, get a crash course in SEO and ask friends to link to you. It’s good for your social life and your career if you seize the opportunity to tell the searching world about yourself rather than relegating that responsibility to LinkedIn, Facebook or some weirdo with the same name as you.4. Prune your feeds.When going through your RSS feeds, do you find yourself impatiently scrolling more than you’re intently skimming? Is your list of unread items becoming unmanagable? The end of the year is a perfect time to get rid of the content you’re not reading and group the stuff you are. Take some time this week to organize, delete and add feeds, thereby optimizing your feed-reading experience. Try tools such as NetNewsWire’s “dinosaurs” and “least attention” features that weed out unread or dormant feeds, and consider implementing tools such as Lazyfeed or Guzzle.it that can bring relevant results from fresh sources. And make sure the feeds you own are easy for others to find, too.5. Find a better mobile.If you don’t have a smartphone already, chances are you’ll desperately need one next year. And if you already have one, think long and hard about whether you’re happy with your service, network and interface.While you might not be able to run out and buy your dream device before 2010 rolls around, visit a few retailers, read some reviews and have your eye on a good mobile to purchase next year. Mobile tech keeps on booming, and you’ll want to ensure a frustration-free year as new apps and OSes roll out.6. Update copyright notices on your website.Here’s a simple, obvious and necessary reminder. Does your website currently claim a copyright year of 2007? While it doesn’t put you on the foul side of the law, it does look a bit silly as we head into a new decade. The Next Web has a good bit of dynamic code for site owners.7. Revisit your blog.That poor, neglected old beast might be long overdue for a design facelift, a blogroll refresh or even just a few new posts. While you’re at it, why not set automatic reminders to periodically bug you about posting in the new year? On a more mission-critical note, you’ll also want to make sure you’re using the most updated version of your CMS; not doing so can can lead to problems from broken plugins to getting hacked. And while you’re at it, the year’s end might also be a good time to consider switching up your CMS service altogether.8. Back up your data.Hacks and hardware failures happen. Before 2010, make sure as much of your data as possible is protected. From calendars and contacts to blog posts and work projects, more and more of us are relying on networks of servers and startups to keep us running. So, now might be a good time to download and back up files of LinkedIn contacts and WordPress posts – anything that’s valuable to you and portable. Think of it this way: You – or at least parts of you – live in the Internet. If the Internet caught on fire, what would you grab to carry with you out of the blaze?We hope this list helps you all get a few housekeeping items squared away in time for a great New Year’s Eve filled with peace of mind and a smug sense of superiority over your fellow nerds. If you can think of any must-do year-end tasks, please let us know in the comments! jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… After a month’s head start of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 users, Windows 7 users may be seeing their own IE 10 release as early as Tuesday, if rumors from Chinese blog iFanr have any validity. But will Microsoft’s staggered release plan just cause more headaches for Web developers?iFanr appears to cite Microsoft’s IE Director of Marketing Roger Capriotti as the source for the named date, though Microsoft is not confirming or denying what it terms rumors and speculation. The date for the Preview Release would sync up to earlier reports of a Windows 7 version coming out in mid-November, after disappointing Web users and developers with a missing IE 10 for Windows 7 when the Windows 8 operating system rolled out with IE 10 on Oct. 26.It will be interesting to see how IE 10 will be worked for the Windows 7 platform. Its interface and functionality has most definitely shot for the tablet target – a target that Microsoft very much wants to hit as it seeks to shove its way into the burgeoning tablet market.Given that Windows 7 users are likely not going to be using it on tablets, a lot of that functionality will probably be absent in IE 10 for Windows 7. What will be included is the controversial Do Not Track feature, likely activated by default. Do Not Track has done little more than poke the advertisers’ hornet nest with a sharp stick.Do Not Track?The Digital Advertising Alliance has already announced that it will not honor Do Not Track in IE 10 because, its rationale goes, there’s no way website developers can tell whether Do Not Track was actually turned on by the user or by Microsoft. Microsoft’s approach to Do Not Track has ticked off a lot of people, including Apache Web Server developer Roy Fielding who actually submitted a patch to Apache that would also ignore IE 10’s Do Not Track feature back in September.Since there aren’t that many Windows 8 machines out yet, there hasn’t been a lot of squabbling about IE 10 yet. But given that Microsoft’s Auto Update feature will eventually upgrade almost all IE users to IE 10 on Windows 7, that’s about to change. Advertisers will no doubt raise a stink again and those users who would really like Do Not Track to be honored will start getting loud about the problem once the final version of IE 10 hits the Web.End of The Line For IE on Windows XP And VistaUsers of Windows XP and Vista won’t have to worry about any of this, by the way: Microsoft is not planning on IE 10 supporting those versions of Windows. IE 9 is as high as Vista can go and IE 8 is the upper limit for XP users.Cross-browser web development has always been less than fun for Web developers, who have to choose between taking advantage of the latest browser capabilities and making their sites viewable for as many incoming browsers as possible. And then they have to choose which browsers to target. The latest versions of Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE are the default bets – as well as key older versions that still retain big user bases.With the deliberate freeze of IE at version 8 on Windows XP and v9 on Vista machines, Microsoft may be making cross-browser development just a little bit harder. According to StatCounter, 34.23% of machines in the world were running Windows XP and Vista in October 2012, compared to 52.93% running Windows 7. That’s a lot of machines that will be stuck in increasing obsolencense.Clearly, Microsoft’s plan is to encourage users to upgrade those older machines to at least Windows 7, but Web developers will be stuck in the middle of this widening gap between old and new until the market share for the older machines drops into the neighborhood of “we-don’t-care-anymore” percent.Microsoft has clearly decided that IE 10 is where the line of demarcation will be drawn, and Web developers will just have to cope. How long the pain will last will be up to millions of users’ stubborn insistence on holding on to older versions of Windows.Image courtesy of Microsoft. Related Posts Tags:#Browsers brian proffitt
Content Marketing is not prospecting. Even if there is a call to action, you are not asking your client for a meeting to explore change. This is the above the funnel work that helps you create awareness and capture mindshare, both of which are helpful to your prospecting efforts.Social Selling is also not prospecting. It can create an awareness, mindshare, and it can potentially make prospecting easier because of the familiarity it creates. Because it lacks the request for a meeting, it isn’t prospecting. It’s another above the funnel activity.Nurturing your dream clients with insights and ideas, something I believe to be critical to sales now, is also not prospecting. When you provide value without making an ask, you are not actually prospecting. You might be tilling the soil and planting seeds, but without the ask, it’s not prospecting.Because of all these things can—and sometimes do—create an inbound opportunity (an outcome worth pursuing) they are confused with prospecting. But because there is no ask for a meeting explore change, it’s not prospecting. If you call these things prospecting, then you must measure the results in the same way that you would measure them using traditional forms of prospecting.If you make twenty calls and schedule one appointment, you have a 5 percent effectiveness from this method of prospecting. If you publish a blog post with a call to action that is viewed 2,800 times and results in no new opportunities, you have a 0 percent effectiveness rating from that method. This is true even if you ask the person viewing the blog post to download a piece of content and they provide you with their phone number and email address without agreeing to a meeting to explore change. While the blog post might generate excellent leads, you still have to prospect to create an opportunity.Just like it’s not the first phone call that generates a meeting, it’s not the first blog post either. If what you are doing doesn’t have people beating a path to your door, it’s not enough for you to give up outbound prospecting.As you think about your approach to opportunity creation, it’s important to understand the goals and outcomes of the activities you engage in. Above the funnel, passive activities that can occasionally produce opportunities isn’t prospecting. Prospecting is the proactive outreach that moves prospects into your funnel. Believing that your content marketing is going to generate enough opportunities to fill your pipeline is foolish and expects too much of an above the funnel activity. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now
Motorola announced the Moto Z2 Play in India on Wednesday at Rs 27,999. Lenovo’s sub-brand – Motorola is currently working on several other devices, which are most likely to be Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force and Moto X4. Soon after the launch of the Z2 Play, the India price of these three upcoming Motorola devices have been leaked online. This also means that the launch of these Motorola devices — Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force and Moto X4 are imminent. However, there are no words by the smartphone manufacturer as of yet.Few reports claim that the Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force and Moto X4 will be launched later this year. Ahead of the launch, India prices of the upcoming Motorola phones, dubbed — Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force and Moto X4 leaks. The report comes from a tipster named — Andri Yatim who posted the expected price of the devices. As per the tweet, the successor of the Moto G5 Plus — Moto G5S Plus will cost around Rs 17,999, while the Moto X4 will be priced at Rs 20,999, further, the third device — Moto Z2 Force, which is likely to boast similar features like that of the recently launched Moto Z2 Play will be available at Rs 38,999.The tweet reads as follows: iPhone 7 DUAL CAMERA envy? #motoG5S+, #motoX4 and #motoZ2Force all coming summer 2017. Rs 17999, Rs 20999 and Rs38999 respectively. #Moto. Some reports also tip that all the three Motorola phones will be announced this summer. However, all these information should be taken with a pinch fo salt, as Lenovo is yet to announce about the devices.advertisementiPhone 7 DUAL CAMERA envy? #motoG5S+, #motoX4 and #motoZ2Force all coming summer 2017. Rs 17999, Rs 20999 and Rs38999 respectively. #Moto- Andri Yatim (@HeyAndri) June 8, 2017Moto G5S Plus If rumours are to be believed, Moto G5S Plus will come in four colour options, which include — silver, grey, silver with white front and the fourth variant will come with the rear panel in gold colour with a white front. On the other hand, the key highlight of the phone would be dual cameras. Previously leaked image renders show that the upcoming smartphone will come packed with antenna bands at the rear panel, it is also said to be an upgraded version of its predecessor – Moto G5 Plus and will sport a look alike design. In terms of specs, the Moto G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display, dual rear camera, and will feature LED flash, both better and enhanced photography on both rear and front.Moto X4Moto X4 codenamed Sandersis expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, and will be announced in two varinats. One with 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal storage will be a cheaper variant, while the second one will come with 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage memory which will be costlier than the 3GB RAM variant. As per the camera specs, Moto X4 will feature a 13-megapixel camera of the rear side of the device.Moto Z2 ForceMoto Z2 Force like the Moot Z2 Play will come with come with Moto Mods support, dual cameras, and dual-LED flash on the front panel. Moto Z2 Force is expected to sport a ShatterShield screen, basically unbreakable display, and will also come packed with Gigabit LTE support. It should be noted that Gigabit LTE is currently supported only by Snapdragon 835 SoC, this almost confirms that the Z2 Force might come with the latest processor by Qualcomm.All information about these upcoming Motorola phones should be taken with a pinch of salt as these are just rumours as of now.Moto Z2 Play that is launched yesterday is priced at Rs 27,999. This is the successor of last year’s Moto Z Play. In terms of specifications, Moto Z2 Play is powered by Snapdragon 626 processor and is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage memory. Display wise, the smartphone comes packed with a 5.5-inch screen, which uses Super AMOLED panel and has FullHD (1080P) resolution. On the camera front, the Z2 Play features a 12-megapixel image sensor, while it fits a 5-megaixel camera on the front panel. Further the device is backed by a 3000 mAh battery.Also Read: Motorola Moto Z2 Play with metal body, Snapdragon 626 launched in India at Rs 27,999Also Read: Moto Z2 Play quick review: Motorola tries the premium play
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, provided details of the project at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), in Mandeville, on August 9. More than 3,500 youth from all parishes will participate in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP).The programme, which starts officially on Monday, August 13, will now last for six weeks, having been extended for an additional two weeks over last year.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, provided details of the project at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), in Mandeville, on August 9.“Not only have we increased the number of youth, but this year we will add some unique features to the programme. As Jamaica prepares to host the global conference on Disaster Risks in 2020, this year we have included disaster risk management as a core function of the YSEP,” he said.Mr. McKenzie noted that this year, they will retain the best 150 young persons until the end of the calendar year to collect data on disaster risks across the country.“To input the data that will be collected, we will be identifying another 50 of you who are computer savvy within the Municipal Corporations, making it 200 of the finest and brightest young people who will be retained until the end of the calendar year,” the Minister said.The audit done by the young people last year revealed that some 35 per cent of street lights were not working, but the Government was paying for them.This year, property tax has been included as a critical area of employment, so the young workers will assist in various areas to serve notices on delinquent persons.For his part, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, encouraged the YSEP participants to embrace the opportunity to be employed and to gain much-needed experience.“Young people just need an opportunity and if they get it, they will rise and they will shine and they will make us all proud. One of the things we have recognised as a barrier to employment of young people is the often elusive concept of work experience. The reality is that even when you go to school and do well, when you send out your résumé, employers are looking for work experience first,” he said.“We issued the challenge to the Ministries to ramp up their work experience programme, and in my Ministry, through the National Youth Service (NYS), over 16,000 youth will get work experience this year. The Ministry of Tourism will add another 1,000 and with the more than 3,500 from Local Government, this year more than 20,000 will get work experience, so they can have that essential component on their résumés,” Mr. Green added. Story Highlights The programme, which starts officially on Monday, August 13, will now last for six weeks, having been extended for an additional two weeks over last year. More than 3,500 youth from all parishes will participate in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP).
Tokyo: Striker Mandeep Singh struck a fine hat-trick to help the Indian men’s hockey team beat hosts Japan 6-3 and book a summit clash berth in the Olympic Test Event here on Tuesday. The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the Oi Hockey Stadium here. India again face New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday. Mandeep found the target in the 9th, 29th and 30th minutes while Nilakanta Sharma (3rd), Nilam Sanjeep Xess (7th) and Gurjant Singh (41st) were the other scorers for India. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Kentaro Fukuda (25th), Kenta Tanaka (36th) and Kazuma Murata (52nd) scored the goals for Japan. Nilakanta gave India an excellent start through a field goal in the third minute. Buoyed by the early lead, the Indian team put tremendous pressure on the Japan defence as Gurjant Singh took a shot on goal, but saw his effort going wide of the post. However, a penalty corner was awarded to India in the seventh minute which was converted brilliantly by Nilam Sanjeep to help the team take a 2-0 lead. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later India continued to take the aggressive approach and Mandeep found the back of the net with an excellent field goal in the ninth minute. Japan tried to make inroads in the last few minutes of the first quarter as they won a penalty corner. Gurinder Singh positioned himself brilliantly and defended the shot on the goal line. India led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. India continued their attacking game in the second quarter with Jarmanpreet Singh taking a shot on goal, but putting it wide of the post. Captain Harmanpreet Singh had a shot on target, but the Japanese goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa pulled off a brilliant save. Japan managed to open their account through a field goal through Kentaro Fukuda in the 25th minute, but Mandeep scored two field goals in quick succession to help India take a big 5-1 lead. The Indian vice-captain scored just before the half-time whistle in the 29th and 30th minutes. Japan started the third quarter on an aggressive note. They took a shot on goal, which was blocked out brilliantly by goalkeeper Krishan Pathak. However, the Japanese team kept putting pressure on the Indian defence and found a field goal through Kenta Tanaka in the 36th minute. India did not let the momentum shift towards the Japanese side as forward Gurjant found the back of the net in the 41st minute to make it 6-2 which put the world number 5 side in a dominant position at the end of the third quarter. Japan attacked the Indian defence in the the fourth quarter and scored their third goal through Kazuma Murata in the 52nd minute. India were awarded a penalty corner with five minutes left on the clock, but the shot went wide off the post. India also saved a penalty corner in the dying minutes of the match. The win put India in the second spot in the points table and they face toppers New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday.