Commodityproducing countries need to benefit from valueadded exports says UN

Low-income countries need help to enable them to benefit from the added value derived from the agricultural produce and natural resources that are the mainstays of many of their economies, experts attending a United Nations-backed forum said today.Speakers at the third Global Commodities Forum, hosted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), said that despite a decade’s worth of rising commodity prices, the so-called commodity dependent developing countries (CDDCs) have been unable to benefit from the higher prices, diversify their economies and raise living standards.The theme of the two-day forum in Geneva is ‘harnessing development gains from commodities production and trade.’“There has been ongoing debate on diversification for CDDCs. From 2002 to 2010, the number of CDDCs increased from 85 to 91,” said Supachai Panitchpakdi, the UNCTAD Secretary-General, in his address to the forum.“While we have been trying to find ways to advise countries to be less commodity-dependent, CDDCs have actually become more heavily dependent on commodities exports, and the number of countries that are dependent has increased,” he said.There is need to use the benefits that come from higher prices for “long-term development purposes,” he said. Royalties and wages earned by developing countries from commodities frequently are only a small portion of the final sales prices of the finished goods made from them. The bulk of the profits accrue overseas, he added.Mr. Supachai said the mining of natural resources in developing countries, for example, often results in “enclave economies” that do not generate broad economic “spill over” benefits for the producer nations.Ways should be found “to spawn wider economic activities” coming from mining, he said, so that more of the upgrading of these natural resources occurs domestically, creating jobs with higher wages.Ibrahim Al-Adoofi, Vice President of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, told the meeting that the forum is part of broad efforts to prepare the way for the UNCTAD XIII quadrennial conference to be held in Doha from 21 to 26 April.“New developments in the global economy have exposed the limitations in our current development model,” said Mr. Al-Adoofi. “It is necessary to steer commodities development efforts in new directions.” 23 January 2012Low-income countries need help to enable them to benefit from the added value derived from the agricultural produce and natural resources that are the mainstays of many of their economies, experts attending a United Nations-backed forum said today. read more

EPDP member suspended

The EPDP said that Vijayakanth was suspended from the party in order to ensure investigations into the allegations against him are conducted fairly.The political party also said that all activities scheduled by Vijayakanth have also been suspended. (Colombo Gazette) The EPDP led by Minister Douglas Devananda has suspended the membership of EPDP Jaffna Municipal Council member S. Vijayakanth with immediate effect.Vijayakanth was suspended after he was arrested by the police yesterday over his alleged involvement in criminal activities in Jaffna.

5 Considerations for Evaluating Your Next Communications Platform

RC_image.png Justifying Workspace Applications: Time to Up the Game Marty Parker September 10, 2019 Communication technology vendors and their value-adding partners must take the lead in defining business justifications for their collaboration and workspace applications. Log in or register to post comments See All in Unified Communications & Collaboration » Avaya Continues Mulling Next-Step Options Beth Schultz September 12, 2019 In a brief update, company said strategic alternative review process continues, gave no indication of new expectations for wrapping it up. Avaya Still on the Block, Resolution May Come Soon Beth Schultz August 14, 2019 As the company plugs away on cloud sales, CEO Jim Chirico looks to wrap up its review of strategic alternatives in the next 30 days. This was also a key finding in a recent 2018 No Jitter Team Collaboration Survey. The survey showed that more than 95% of respondents found team messaging to be an essential component of their future communications and collaboration strategies.The clear takeaway is that a collaborative communications approach is key to any next-generation communications platform. As you evaluate which cloud platform best suits your enterprise’s needs, it’s important to keep these five considerations in mind:Consistency of User Experience — Look for a solution that provides a unified experience across communications modalities (voice, video, team messaging) and delivers this seamlessly across mobile devices, desktop, or browser.Customization — Select a communications platform that enables you to customize the experience for your unique work environment. An open platform approach is key to this and will allow you to easily integrate communications with your other business applications and workflows.Security — Choose a platform that protects content while in transit and at rest and supports your organization’s compliance needs.Search — Seek a platform that enables workers to search across all conversations, in any mode, and supplements results with contextual information.Personalization — Look for a platform that lets workers personalize their conversations with gifs and emoticons.To learn more about the critical role of collaborative communications, read the No Jitter Industry Insights Report, “A New Era of Workplace Communications: Will You Lead or Be Left Behind?”Tags:News & ViewsUCaaSRingCentralcollaborative communicationsapp overloadUnified Communications & CollaborationCCaaSCloud CommunicationsDigital TransformationSponsored PostTeam Collaboration Articles You Might Like Mitel, Avaya Merger on Tap? Beth Schultz August 20, 2019 On the heels of word that Avaya is close to reaching acquisition deal, the focus turns to Mitel and a reported bid of $20 per share. Tick, Tock, the Clock Is Running for Avaya Zeus Kerravala September 06, 2019 Lots of speculation surrounds Avaya’s future, but mum’s still the word on a final decision. As important as unified communications platforms have been in moving enterprises away from restrictive voice-only systems, they’re proving to be just one milestone on the journey to a fully collaborative workplace that is so vitally important to the modern enterprise. Today’s knowledge workers are globally distributed and highly mobile, and they expect to have the ability to quickly and seamlessly engage with the right people in an organization, using the most efficient mode of communication.To empower this new workforce, companies must embrace the cloud, streamline their communications, and a cultivate a culture that enables people to work the way they want. We call this collaborative communications. It’s about unifying different modes of communications and delivering a delightful and unified user experience that transforms the way teams communicate, collaborate, share content, and manage projects.This unified experience is particularly important given the amount of time employees spend navigating between various communications apps throughout their workday. In a 2018 study, CITE Research found a clear case of app overload among the 2,000 knowledge workers surveyed globally. Respondents reported toggling between different apps 10 times an hour — and cited the need for a single communications platform. Workers also stated their preference for a team messaging-centric communications experience. What this means, for example, is having the ability from within a team messaging environment to start a call, launch a video meeting, and engage in team chats without toggling from one app to another or losing track of productive work. RingCentral_Wheel.png read more

Football Ohio State offensive players named to AllBig Ten teams

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the first quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State led the conference with four members of the first-team All-Big Ten team, the conference announced Wednesday.Quarterback J.T. Barrett, center Billy Price and left tackle Jamarco Jones were all named to the All-Big Ten first-team by both coaches and the media, while right guard Michael Jordan was named first-team by the coaches and second-team by the media. Running back J.K. Dobbins was named to both second-team All-Big Ten teams. Right tackle Isaiah Prince was named third-team by both the coaches and the media.Tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Mike Weber, wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and H-back K.J. Hill were all named honorable mention All-Big Ten.Barrett finished second among Big Ten quarterbacks in all-purpose yards with 3,400 total yards, behind just Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley. His 42 total touchdowns leads all conference quarterbacks. His 165.0 passer rating is the highest in the conference. He has only seven interceptions this season. He was named to the all-conference first-team for the third time in his career.Price was a first-team All-Big Ten member last season as a right guard. Price leads the team with a 98.9 percent pass-blocking rate, according to CFB Film Room, and has allowed just one sack. He is a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s best center.Jones was on the all-conference second-team last season. The senior has posted a 98.6 percent pass-blocking rate, according to CFB Film Room. He has been responsible for just two sacks allowed, two hurries and one quarterback hit.In between Price and Jones, Jordan also posted strong pass-protection numbers, allowing four sacks, three QB hits and five hurries. He has a 96.8 percent pass-blocking rate, according to CFB Film Room.In his first season at Ohio State, Dobbins has left a strong impact on the team. He is second in the Big Ten with 1,190 rushing yards behind fellow true freshman Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, who has 1,806 yards. Dobbins’ average of 7.3 yards per rush lead all qualifying running backs in the conference. His seven rushing touchdowns are 11th-most in the Big Ten.Prince has been much improved from last season, recording a 97.6 percent pass-protection rating, according to CFB Film Room. He has allowed just six hurries and three hits. read more

Train driver exceeds emergency speed limit by 70mph as he misunderstood email

first_imgA commuter train carrying around 2,000 passengers exceeded a speed limit by 70mph, according to an official report.The London Midland train was travelling through Queen’s Park in north-west London when the incident occurred, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said.Investigators said the number of passengers on board meant it had the potential to be “very serious”.The train was driven by one of London Midland’s driver managers, who are responsible for managing groups of train drivers.He had recently joined the company and was being assessed by another driver manager. Neither of them was aware a speed limit had been broken until they arrived at their final destination, London Euston.An emergency 5mph limit had been imposed due to a crack in a set of points, but the driver sped through the area at 75mph.The report stated that he did not slow down as he had “misunderstood” the location of the restriction in an email. Track Trackside warnings were provided on approach to the restricted speed limit, the report said. Library imageCredit:Scott Barbour/Getty Details were also given on a notice where he arrived for work and trackside warnings were provided on the approach.The speed limit was broken at 8.28am on Tuesday, January 5 and the train involved was the 7.39am service from Bletchley in Buckinghamshire.No one was injured, there was no further damage to the track and no impact on the train, which continued its journey to London Euston.The RAIB made three recommendations to London Midland in a bid to enhance the training of driver managers, improve the communication of safety critical information and to implement a means of quickly identifying the driver of any train.Three learning points were also identified concerning the importance of managers fully preparing before driving trains, the need for driving assessors to prepare as if they were driving the train and the use of unambiguous words in safety communications. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Duchess of Sussex baby shower inside the New York hotel where old

The Duchess of Sussex’s celebrity friends are throwing her a baby shower in New York, as the mother-to-be made a surprise public appearance at a five-star hotel in front of the world’s cameras. The Duchess, wearing sunglasses, a black outfit and high heels, cradled her bump as she left The Mark Hotel with an actress friend by her side. Her baby, who will be seventh-in-line to the throne, will later be celebrated with a party for 15 to 20 friends, with lavish flowers and gifts being taken in to the hotel. While her husband the Duke of Sussex, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall each undertook official royal engagements back the UK, the Duchess enjoyed herself on a “private” five-day trip…

Guntoting fake postman tricks family takes them hostage

first_imgA PERSON DRESSED as a postman took two members of a family hostage in their home this morning, before making a third member retrieve money from their workplace.The PSNI said that detectives are investigating the robbery in which the two were held hostage in west Belfast.The family had been tricked into letting a caller, who was disguised as a postman, into their home.Once inside, the perpetrator produced a gun and made demands for money.The gunman held the man and a woman hostage in the house until another member of the family went to his place of work, obtained an amount of cash and handed it over to another member of the gang, police said.The handover took place at Fallswater Street off the Falls Road at 9.30am.After the handover, the alarm was raised and all three members of the family were reported to be safe.However one member was taken to hospital for examination and was later released.Police are appealing to anyone who saw a man get out of a silver car in Fallswater Street around 9.30 this morning and hand a holdall to another man, who then walked in the direction of Iveagh Street, to contact detectives at 0845 600 8000.last_img read more

Séisme de magnitude 71 en Chine bilan provisoire 400 morts

first_imgSéisme de magnitude 7,1 en Chine, bilan provisoire : 400 mortsChine – La province de Qinghai a été secouée par un violent séisme de magnitude 6,9 selon l’Institut de géophysique américain (USGS) et de 7,1 selon les autorités sismiques chinoises. L’agence Chine Nouvelle évoque 400 morts et 8.000 blessés.Le séisme a été suivi de trois répliques d’une magnitude maximale de 5,8. De nombreuses victimes sont encore ensevelies sous les décombres, s’ajoutant aux 400 morts et 8.000 blessés déjà recensés.Les dégâts matériels sont également importants. L’aéroport de Yushu n’a plus de moyens de communication, à Jiegu, 85% des bâtiments se sont écroulés et de nombreuses routes sont détruites dans toute la région.Les secours peinent à aider la population car les télécommunications sont souvent coupées. De plus, il s’agit d’une zone hébergeant une population paysanne et nomade, souvent mongole ou tibétaine, qui ne possède pas l’équipement nécessaire au dégagement des décombres.Le 14 avril 2010 à 15:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Resorts Bookstore also carrying Auntie Fannie adventure book by Handfield

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Jun 2015 – It was a whoa moment when Deputy House Speaker and PDM Shadow Cabinet Minister for Education, Hon Josephine Connolly decided to buy 200 books for the children attending the book launch and signing of Bradley Handfield; and while there were dozens of corporate, Church and community members sponsoring schools …there were also purchases of the books which can be found at stores in several resorts. Parrot Cay, Grace Bay Club, the Sands Resort and the Regent Palms are all carrying the book set in Belmont, North Caicos called The Adventures of Auntie Fannie Mattie & the Talking Potatoes. Residents can also purchase the children’s illustrated book at Unicorn Bookstore. Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Related Items:Adventures of Auntie Fannie Mattie & the Talking Potatoes, bradley handfield, grace bay club, josephine connolly, parrot cay, the Regent Palms, the Sands Resort, unicorn bookstore Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Recommended for you TCI beaches the back drop in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editionlast_img read more

Microsoft Surface Headphones are 160 off for Prime Day

first_img Mentioned Above Microsoft Surface Headphones Mobile Accessories Headphones Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Preview • Microsoft Surface Headphones: Hands-on with Microsoft’s new Bose-buster noise-canceling headphones Abt Electronics Post a comment $349 $240 $243 See also Review • Surface Headphones review: Microsoft’s first noise-canceling headphones are almost great Enlarge ImageMicrosoft’s Surface Headphones are available in only one color. David Carnoy/CNET When Microsoft released its Surface Headphones last year, I thought it might have trouble selling its first noise-canceling headphones for the same price — $350 — as highly regarded competing products from Bose and Sony. Most stores are now selling them for $250, but for Prime Day, Amazon has them for $190. You can read my full Surface Headphones review here.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Read more: Huge savings on Bose, Beats, Apple headphones and Sonos speakers for Prime Day 2019See it at Amazon News • Microsoft Surface Headphones are $100 off See It Tags See it 2:38 Microsoft Surface Headphones from all angles Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 35 Photos See It See It Microsoft Surface Headphones Microsoft Surface Headphones: The surprise noise-canceling… Amazon The best Prime Day deals still available The best Walmart Summer Sale deals still available AirPods, iPads, Apple Watch and MacBooks still on sale Prime Day is over, but these laptop deals aren’t: Big price cuts on Chromebooks, MacBooks and more $349 Amazon Prime Day 0 CNET Deals Amazon Prime Amazon Microsoftlast_img read more

Troopers rework south Kenai area road kill list

first_imgAn Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.The state is using a new application process to select recipients of big game killed on southern Kenai Peninsula roads as well as fish or game confiscated by authorities. The changes are supposed to improve the fairness and efficiency of the Road Kill Program.Download AudioGetting the call to come pick freshly killed game up from the side of the road is like winning the lottery in some parts of Alaska and dozens of Kenai Peninsula residents wait for their turn year after year. The lucky winners usually can expect an adult or immature moose, on occasion a bear and sometimes confiscated fish or game.Casey Moss from the Alaska State Troopers Anchor Point Post says in the past the Road Kill Program has been criticized for being unfair.“We get a lot of frustration from people saying, ‘so and so has gotten moose, after moose, after moose; and I haven’t gotten any.’ This is one of the other reasons we’ve changed the system a little bit,” said Moss.Until recently applications to receive road kills went through the Homer Police Department. Moss says the department tried not to give the same people back to back calls and they tried to give animals on a first come first serve basis. But, the department only called people living within so many miles of a carcass.“You have some areas like Black Water Bend where it seems like you get lots of moose hit in that area or in certain areas along the highway. People in that response area tended to get called more frequently,” said Moss.Now the troopers are going to give Homer PD a break by taking on the bulk of the southern peninsula’s calls. Homer police will only be responsible for road kills within Homer city limits. The change means people who already applied through Homer PD for road kills have to put in a new application with the troopers.“Their application is on the list until they receive a moose and then in that year they’re not eligible to receive another moose. They have to reapply in January of next year,” said Moss.Moss says the troopers are changing how they decide who is called next. Now where you live is less important than how quickly you can get to an animal.“We’ve kind of simplified it down to basically East End Road, Homer, Anchor Point, Happy Valley, Ninilchik, or Clam Gulch. As long as they can respond to one of those areas within 30 minutes they’ve got 30 minutes to respond to that area to receive the moose, or the game,” said Moss.Moss says anyone who wants to be considered to receive future road kills can pick up applications at the Homer Department of Fish and Game office, the Homer Police Department and the Anchor Point state trooper post.So far about 51 people have applied.last_img read more

The Dramatic Love Story of Queen Elizabeth I and Her Favorite Robert

first_imgQueen Elizabeth I of England (reign: 1558-1603) famously never married and steadfastly defended her chastity, protecting her reputation and defending her crown. Having never had children, her throne passed to her cousin’s son, King James VI of Scotland, who subsequently became King James I of England. Elizabeth was often referred to as the “Virgin Queen” – dramatically different from her philandering father Henry VIII. She is known to have stated, “I will have but one mistress here [referring to herself], and no master.”However, both during and since her reign the question of whether or not Elizabeth took any lovers at all has lived on, particularly in reference to Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.Elizabeth I of England, The Sieve Portrait. Elizabeth is portrayed as Tuccia, a Vestal Virgin who proved her chastity by carrying a sieve full of water from the Tiber to the Temple of Vesta. She is surround by symbols of imperial majesty including a column with an imperial crown at its base and a globe. The portrait is signed on the base of the globe 1583.So secretive was Elizabeth’s personal life (rightly so) that the King of France in Elizabeth’s own time declared it to be one of the three great questions of Europe.Elizabeth and Robert Dudley had known each other since childhood. His father, the Duke of Northumberland, had been Protector during the short reign of Elizabeth’s half-brother King Edward VI, and Robert was one of his childhood companions.Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, circa 1564Later, Robert was imprisoned and condemned to death in 1553 as retribution from Mary I, Elizabeth’s older half-sister, after trying to stage a coup against the queen (his father had already been executed for the same reason). His time in the tower coincided with that of Elizabeth, herself imprisoned by Mary, who suspected Elizabeth of plotting against her.Elizabeth lived in constant fear for her life during her sister’s time on the throne, and Robert remained loyal to her. They spent many hours together and had several common interests including dancing and hunting. This friendship was the source of much gossip in Princess Elizabeth’s household, particularly as Robert was married.Mary I of EnglandIn 1558, when Mary I died and Elizabeth I ascended to the throne, Robert was appointed as her Master of Horse. This position, which held some prestige, also meant that Robert would be in regular attendance with the Queen.However, her new role meant they could no longer meet in private. They were looked upon now not only by the royal household but also by the entire kingdom and beyond. According to Elizabeth, “a thousand eyes see all I do.” Not much has changed for the royal family.Elizabeth’s coronation procession: Robert Dudley is on horseback on the far left, leading the palfrey of honourDespite near constant pressure for her to marry and give birth to an heir, Elizabeth steadfastly refused — and she made it quite clear that Robert was her favorite. In her palace, Robert’s rooms were moved next to hers, causing scandal across England as well as Europe.This was used by Elizabeth’s cousin and rival, Mary, Queen of Scots, who told another noblewoman, Bess of Hardwick, that Robert had been seen visiting Elizabeth’s rooms many times.Elizabeth I Coronation MiniatureThis was made even worse when, in 1587, a man named Arthur Dudley, while visiting the court of Philip II in Spain, claimed to be the illegitimate child of the Queen and Robert.His story included a time of conception – around 1561 – when Elizabeth was ill and bedridden, her body mysteriously swollen. Arthur was also able to name a servant who took him from Hampton Court Palace and raised him as his own before confessing all on his deathbed in 1583. However, there was no real evidence to confirm the story.Lord Robert Dudley, circa 1560To add fuel to the already brightly burning gossip fire, Robert Dudley’s wife died under mysterious circumstances in 1560. While Robert was constantly by Elizabeth’s side, his wife was not, living apart from her husband.Robert pressed for an impartial inquiry, which found that it was an accident: his wife had fallen down the stairs, breaking her neck. However, it was still speculated that Robert had arranged his wife’s demise, in order to be able to marry Elizabeth.Queen Elizabeth and Leicester by William Frederick Yeames, 1865While many historians and a coroner’s report found in the National Archives have all pointed to an accidental death, it did not prevent nobles and politicians at the time from using it to try desperately to prevent the Queen from marrying him.Notwithstanding this pressure, Robert remained close to the Queen, despite his suggestion that she would be better off without him. As she told the French ambassador, “I cannot do without my Lord Robert for he is like my little dog.” Thus he remained by her side as her “Bonny Sweet Robin”. Elizabeth even came up with a plan for him to wed Mary, Queen of Scots, but only on the condition that the pair lived with her at court. It did not come to fruition, however.Robert Dudley, dressed partly in tilting armour, 1575In 1562, Elizabeth became ill with smallpox and requested that Robert be made Protector of the Realm. However, her health improved, and he was instead made a privy councilor.Their friendship and close companionship continued for many years. Robert was given the title of Earl of Leicester in 1564 and a gift of Kenilworth Castle, which the queen visited regularly.Queen Elizabeth at Wanstead Hall. The figures in the garden may include representations of Robert and Lettice Dudley. Painting by Marcus Gheeraerts the ElderIn 1578, with no hope of marrying Elizabeth in the future, Robert secretly wed her cousin, Lettice Knollys. Elizabeth was furious, however, and never spoke with her cousin again.The marriage did not last long, as Robert died of suspected stomach cancer in 1588. Understandably devastated by the loss of her dearest and closest companion, the queen barricaded herself in her rooms and refused to see anyone. His last letter to her, which she noted directly on it after he had died, was buried with her in 1603.A letter from Leicester to Elizabeth I, written at the Armada camp and signed with his nickname, “Eyes”Whether Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley were indeed lovers remains a mystery to this day; there is no hard evidence to provide confirmation one way or the other. However, when Elizabeth believed she was dying, she solemnly swore, “though she loved [Robert] dearly…nothing unseemly had ever passed between them.”Read another story from us: Elizabeth I Files: The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding her True GenderNonetheless, in a court and era full of intrigue, backstabbing and scheming (she had been imprisoned by her own sister after all), it is not surprising that Elizabeth would remain so close to one of her oldest and most loyal friends, Robert. They did not need to be lovers to share a deep love for one another.last_img read more

Do You Really Need to Code

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global There’s so much you need to run a business: a great idea, access to capital, industry knowledge, passion. Should coding be on that list, too?Programming skills were high on the wish list of startup entrepreneurs at the recent SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. One reason: Investors seem to take a liking to those in-the-coding-know. During the Q & A portion of a panel called “Investor Spotting,” I witnessed one investor interrupt an entrepreneur who was trying to pitch his startup idea. “Do you code?” he asked. Big pause. “No,” the entrepreneur said, dejectedly. “I wish.” Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. min read The market for online classes and night-school courses in programming is hot, according to the New York Times. A number of startups — including the touted Codeacademy — are catering to this new crop of coder wannebes, the paper reports. The thinking is that with so much business gravitating toward the Internet, it’s critical that today’s entrepreneurs learn the language of the computer — or at least enough that they won’t be left behind.Of course, programming skills aren’t everything — and startup entrepreneurs who don’t have them can still hire IT staff (if the budget allows) or outsource talent if need be. Many entrepreneurs with bright ideas but minimal computer skills pair up with technical co-founders, too.One item left out of all the recent discussion about coding: Sure, you can teach an entrepreneur how to code. But can you teach a programmer to be an entrepreneur? That’s a much trickier talent to learn. If you have to have one or the other, entrepreneurial abilities still seem far more valuable than fluency in HTML.Is it necessary for entrepreneurs to learn how to code? center_img March 28, 2012 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

Flood alert remains in force in area following heavy rain

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA flood alert remains in force across Stafford Borough – with the Environment Agency saying flooding is possible in the area. The alert is in force for the River Sow and the River Penk following heavy rain in the past few days. No further rain is forecast however and the Environment Agency expect the river levels to fall overnight, according to the latest update shortly before 5pm this evening (December 24). An Environment Agency spokesman said: “River levels remain high at the Milford river gauge as a result of rainfall over the weekend. “Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, December 24. “Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Sow between Great Bridgeford and Shugborough, the River Penk between Coven and Stafford, the Sandyford Brook, the Rising Brook, the Ridings Brook and the Saredon Brook. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels have peaked and will fall overnight. We are monitoring the situation. Read MoreWeather warning for fog issued for North Staffordshire and South Cheshire “Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/18, or as the situation changes.” The Flood Alert is one of 21 in force across England. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

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first_imgIrving, 26, is a 6-foot-1, 242-pound linebacker who has spent the last four seasons with the Denver Broncos, who made him a third-round pick out of North Carolina State in 2011.Irving started the first eight games of the 2014 season for the Broncos, registering 46 total tackles and one sack. He was a part-time player on Denver’s defense in his first three seasons in the league. Keim and the Cardinals haven’t been shy about wanting to upgrade the linebacker position — a spot decimated by numerous injuries and the season-long suspension to inside backer Daryl Washington.Stay tuned… Top Stories Comments   Share   During the NFL’s “legal tampering” period, reports circulated that the Arizona Cardinals would sign free agent linebacker Sean Weatherspoon of the Atlanta Falcons.That is expected to happen soon after the league year officially starts Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Phoenix time.But it looks like general manager Steve Keim isn’t stopping there when it comes to linebacker shopping.Nate Irving expected to visit Cardinals this week— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 10, 2015 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling This came on the heels of a similar tweet from ESPN’s Josina Anderson.Source: #Cardinals have expressed preliminary interest in setting up a visit w/ LB Nate Irving. (cont)— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2015 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgTurkey is set to take a significant slice of summer tourists from rival Greece following a recent spate of negative publicity after strikes and rioting hit the troubled country.Skyscanner can report that flight searches to Turkey are 159% higher than flight searches to Greece for travel dates this summer.Following serious economic problems, strikes and rioting over the last few months, Greece’s tourist industry looks to take a hit and rival Turkey is well placed to take Greece’s share of the market.“Greece has had a lot of bad press recently and unfortunately it’s coming at a time when many people are booking their summer holidays. News of street clashes and strikes are going to hurt Greece’s tourist industry and Greece’s loss is Turkey’s gain. On the upside, it may mean more offers of cheap flights to Greece as it tries to win back tourists.” said Barry Smith, Skyscanner Co-founder and Market Development Director.Being similar distances from the UK, having similar climates and attracting similar clientele, Turkey and Greece have long been natural rivals in the tourist trade. And for the British holidaymaker who just wants sun and sand, the move from Greece to Turkey is an easy one to make. Turkey has also seen further positive PR this year as Istanbul is a European City of Culture 2010.Skyscanner’s February 2010 Flight Trends Report revealed that whilst searches for cheap flights Athens had seen a rise in the rankings, Turkey had three destinations within the top 50 most popular, whilst Greece only had one.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTime to go back: Skyscanner reveals five former disaster zones that are on the upTime to go back: Skyscanner reveals five former disaster zones that are on the upSkyscanner Flight Trends May 2010: Top 50 Flight DestinationsSkyscanner Flight Trends May 2010: Top 50 Flight DestinationsSkyscanner Flight Trends April 2010: Top 50 Flight DestinationsSkyscanner Flight Trends April 2010: Top 50 Flight Destinationslast_img read more

Suspect arrested in drugs and theft case

first_imgA 31-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after a police search found drugs and stolen property in his house in Limassol, they said.Officers searched the 31-year-old’s house on Tuesday morning, after issuing a search warrant.Police found 7.5 grammes of a white crystalline substance and two grammes of cannabis, they said.Also found were two computers, women’s bags, watches, various pieces of jewellery, some tools and the amount of €1,205.Police said the suspect could not give adequate explanations regarding his possession of the drugs and the stolen items, though it was later established that some of the items were stolen from reported thefts committed on August 1 and August 28 in Limassol.You May Likegamersrack.comWow It’s Heartbreakingly Touching! A Family Took Same Photo For 23 Years Please Don’t Cry When You See This!gamersrack.comUndoTopexpensive.com20 Most Luxurious Watches in 2018Topexpensive.comUndoLCR HealthTop Doctor Warns Against Abdominal “Deep” Fat (And How To Get Rid Of It)LCR HealthUndo Urgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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