More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDo we really need a review of flushing standards?The review of toilet flushing regulations demanded by President Trump because, 1) they were an Obama-era regulation and thus inherently flawed, and 2) that “people” are flushing their toilets “10 to 15 times as opposed to once,” is not based on reality. I’d like to know this: Have any official, credible and unbiased studies, or even a single such study, been submitted to support such bizarre, fictional claims?Even in the 60s and 70s, depending on the quality of toilet engineering, manufacture and local water supply, reasonable people flushed more than once occasionally. When I first heard about the Obama administration’s proposed toilet waterflow regulations, I was skeptical whether they could be achieved without necessitating multiple flushes more often.The amount of water used by toilets and urinals in this country is truly mind-boggling. Water is life.Our species is truly insane to needlessly continue to “flush it down the toilet.” However, modern engineering, in my personal experience, has met the challenge.The last toilet I installed in my basement uses a fraction of the water used by my previous toilet and cost around $50. We will face increasing water shortages and higher water costs in the future unless we conserve it. For the sake of our survival, we should not abandon real achievements based on the behavior of some politician’s “imaginary friends.” Sensibly, my new basement toilet has two buttons, appropriately and sensitively labeled, the use of which I will leave to the reader’s imagination.Bruce PettitJohnstownSmart Cities preserve valuesUpper Union Street in Schenectady has what we consider a well-preserved mixed use/mixed occupancy community, with pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly sidewalks and streets. However, McDonald’s is proposing a project that includes the demolition of an existing long-term clothing store building, replacing it with additional parking and an additional drive-thru for its Dean and Union street location.This project is kitty-corner from a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru that has currently added to traffic congestion and standing vehicles on Dean and Union Street sidewalks, creating two hazardous pedestrian/bicycle obstacles. In addition, Bruegger’s bagels allows 4-car parking access across the street from what will potentially be the third curb opening for the proposed McDonald’s double-drive-thru project, which in our opinion tips the scale for this project in terms of pedestrian and traffic safety.Our understanding of Smart City growth is a plan that seeks to conserve historic streetscape buildings, preserve community customs and values, and not separate housing, business, recreation, education, industry and government. If Schenectady is seriously considering a plan to pursue a smarter, safer and more sustainable city, as was demonstrated at the Smart City open house, smart growth cities do not demolish buildings, replace them with parking lots and alter the streetscape to accommodate automobiles.This project will be presented at the City Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, Room 110. Now is your time to voice your concerns.Gary J. Lessard, P.E.Donna M. LessardSchenectady
Lyon will seek £60m to sell Moussa Dembele this summer. L’Equipe says Manchester United and Chelsea frontrunners for the striker. The ex-Fulham star, 23, has scored 16 times in 27 French top-flight matches this season, attracting the attention of the Blues and United. It is believed that Dembele could cost any potential suitor in the region of £60million and the French outfit are expecting numerous offers for their star.Advertisement He remains a top target for Manchester United and Chelsea, despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak casting doubt over the schedule and threatening financial problems. United have been linked with the Frenchman as far back as last May. read also:Barcelona would only sell Ousmane Dembele for ‘golden’ offer They were poised to make an offer for the Lyon ace in August when boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hunting for a Romelu Lukaku replacement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth
The 24-year-old showed glimpses of the talent which helped him net 31 goals in 32 Eredivisie games by scoring twice on his Swansea debut against Malmo in the Europa League. United will prove a far sterner test of his ability, but midfielder Britton expects the sturdy striker to prove a real handful for Ferdinand and company. “He’s such a strong lad. If you look at his legs they’re like tree trunks,” said Britton. “He’s going to give not just Rio and Vidic, or whoever plays on Saturday, but all Premier League defenders a tough time. “He’s a physical boy, similar to Jason Scotland in a way, but stronger and a bit more mobile. “Defenders will know they’ve been in a game when they’ve played against him. “He’s good in the air and since Jason left we haven’t had that focal point, someone who can hold the ball up. “It’s nice because now if we can’t play out from the back, Michel Vorm can dink it up and we can move up the pitch. The Swans play host to Manchester United for David Moyes’ first Barclays Premier League game in charge of the reigning champions. It will also mark Ivory Coast international Bony’s first appearance in the English top flight following his club-record £12million move from Vitesse Arnhem. Leon Britton has warned Rio Ferdinand and his fellow Manchester United defenders they will be left battered and bruised by Swansea powerhouse Wilfried Bony at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening. “Not every striker can do that.” United have not found their previous Premier League visits to Swansea to be comfortable affairs. They claimed a 1-0 win two seasons ago, with Michu earning the hosts a 1-1 draw last term. Many are expecting the Welsh club to trouble their illustrious visitors and, having beaten the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City on their own patch, Britton admits they would like to add United’s scalp. “We haven’t beaten them in the Premier League yet. We’ve had a draw and three defeats,” he said. “We’ve always competed – the games have not been 4-0 or 5-0. They’ve been tight, especially at our stadium. “That will be a target for us because we’ve beaten other top teams. “It would be nice to tick them off the list.” Press Association
Dalung said that the Ministry under his watch was giving equal opportunities to all sports men and women to excel at the grassroots and international stage.“We are deliberately looking toward the development of female sports and we believe that once we are able to equitably tackle the inbalance between the men’s football, women’s football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, our women will do us proud because they have less of the controversies compared to the men,” stressed Dalung.The Minister thanked the players for their dedication and willingness to heed the clarion call to represent Nigeria in Spain.“I want to thank you sincerely for honouring the invitation to come to camp, for considering service to your country as a priority. You are a team that is very compact, driven by common interest and also determined.“I believe that the sky will be the limit of this team”, he concluded.In her response, the team’s captain, Adaora Elonu promised that D’Tigress will do their best to give a good representation of the country who will be playing at the competition as African Champions.Elonu thanked the NBBF President, Musa Kida, for ensuring the team’s early call to camp and early preparations to stand a chance of competing seriously at the World Cup.The Nigeria Basketball Federation President who was represented by the Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade thanked the Minister for his support since they were sworn in in 2017.“We cannot thank you enough for your level of support to the board. You have shown yourself to be a good and dependable father. Like Oliver Twist, we still ask for more.”At the ceremony were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr Olusade Adesola, the President, Nigeria Olympic Committee Habu Gumel and other staff of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.Meanwhile, Nigeria’s senior male team, D’Tigers will start their campaign in the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers today in Lagos.The team billed to face Cote d’Ivoire in the first game of their second round qualifier scheduled for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos is determined to get the job done and keep to their unbeaten run as they continue their journey of picking a World Cup ticket.D’Tigers’ point guard, Ben Uzoh who has been a constant decimal in the team since 2015 remarked that “it feels good to be back in Lagos again amongst the coaches, players and the fans in their quest to continue building support at home”.He described the team as a united unit focused on bringing glory to Nigeria. “We are brothers. Behind the scene we are always in group chats.“We keep in touch, we joke, we bounce a lot of ideas off each other behind the scene.”Although he is not giving anything to chance regarding their opposition, Uzoh said D’Tigers will continue to work hard in ensuring they maintain their unbeaten run.“Obviously, those teams have been working hard and preparing to put their best foot forward just as much as we are, but I am just excited to be amongst such great talents again. It’s going to be fun because we look forward to the competition.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Men’s team, D’Tigers, take on Cote d’Ivoire friday in LagosNigeria’s D’Tigress have been urged to compete clean and fair when hostilities begin at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.Speaking at the send forth ceremony held for the glory seeking Nigerian girls on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja thursday, Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, told D’Tigress that they have the backing of the whole country as they embark on the journey to Spain.“It is the belief of this government that for every competition, you should compete clean and fair. The country is standing solidly behind you. We are looking out for you with hope that with hardwork, you can bring the trophy home.”
Cameron Champ earned a commanding three-stroke lead after the third round of the Safeway Open.American Champ carded a 5-under 67 in the penultimate round at Silverado Country Club on Saturday. Winner of last year’s Sanderson Farms Championship, Champ — seeking his second PGA Tour title — was flawless as he holed five birdies in Napa, California.Champ improved to 14 under through 54 holes, ahead of last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship winner Sebastian Munoz (67), Adam Hadwin (67) and Nick Taylor (70).Yardage of every tee shot from @Cameron__Champ on Saturday:349314280323315237338286323343232372251334 pic.twitter.com/OcgJ9gIVVY— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 29, 2019Justin Thomas — winner of the 2017 FedEx Cup and US PGA Championship — is a stroke further back following his 1-under 71.Thomas was among five players tied for third heading into Day 3, however, the American star was unable to maintain that charge. A second 71 saw Thomas fall into a tie for fifth alongside Chez Reavie (69), Collin Morikawa (70) and Nick Watney (72), who was two shots off the pace at the start of the round.From distance. @JustinThomas34 is just two back @SafewayOpen.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/5ddg6Bk39f— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 28, 2019Overnight leader Bryson DeChambeau endured a forgettable round as he slid down the leaderboard following a 4-over 76.A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, DeChambeau held a two-stroke lead when he teed off but the American had a double bogey and two bogeys to be six shots adrift.
https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9f/1/quinton-flowers-game-log_hq234uir4neg1j7bhuwm0w43f.png?t=-2096206856&w=500&quality=80 Flowers’ absence is interesting, especially considering Bond’s report from earlier in the day.But what really makes it seem like this a frustration-related issue is Vipers teammate Aaron Murray’s comments on Flowers. Murray spoke after Trestman and seemed to allude to Flowers leaving the team.Murray said the #Vipers team wants Quinton around. “You need that,” he said. They miss him in the locker room and in team meetings but thinks all arms would be open if/when Q decides to come back.— Mari Faiello (@faiello_mari) February 26, 2020If Flowers is still absent from the team come Sunday, then things will get interesting. As for what Tampa Bay plans to do at quarterback, Cornelius will start in Week 4. Even with Murray fully healthy — he was the team’s Week 1 starter — the team feels more confident in Cornelius leading the offense. “It’s very tough (sitting on the sidelines) just knowing that you’re kind of getting limited to a lot of things,” Flowers said in his Week 3 postgame news conference.MORE: XFL Week 4 odds, picks, predictionsIn the first half of Week 3’s game against Houston, Flowers went 4 of 6 through the air for 51 yards and ran six times for 29 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t play a single snap in the second half, and head coach Marc Trestman was criticized for his decision after the game. He didn’t offer much of an explanation when asked to explain his decision:“It’s something everybody is going to ask,” Trestman said after the game. “We decided to stick with the plan and keep Taylor (Cornelius) in there, and certainly, as we look back, that’s part of getting to work through this process. We will look back. You have to stand behind what you call and the plays that you run.”Flowers was absent from practice on Wednesday leading up to the Vipers’ Week 4 game against the Defenders (7 p.m. ET). Nathan Bond, a reporter covering USF football (where Flowers played college football), tweeted on Wednesday that “There’s no need to ‘stick it out’ if you’ve been shown time and time again that management will not handle things properly. No one deserves that.” He followed that tweet up by saying Flowers has “left the team.”In addition to Bond, 24/7’s Will Turner also reported Flowers left the team, but added a few more details.”I checked with a source close to the team and it is believed that the Miami native left the team Monday, a mere two days after Tampa Bay’s seven-point loss to Houston on Saturday,” Turner writes. “The cause for his absence is unknown at this time.”Trestman addressed the media later in the day saying that although Flowers is technically still on the roster, he has stepped away from the team for “personal reasons.”Trestman tried to be transparent about Flowers’ absence. But skit offer many details other than saying he is currently away from team for personal reasons. Did not say team will prepare for being without him Sunday. He is day to day— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) February 26, 2020Marc Trestman on Flowers: “He is day to day and I hope he will resolve the issues that will allow him to come back”— Gabrielle Shirley (@WFLAGabrielle) February 26, 2020MORE: Week 4 XFL Power Rankings Quinton Flowers is a unique player in the XFL.He’s listed as a QB/RB on the Vipers’ official depth chart, but has played sparingly throughout Tampa Bay’s first three games. His use — or lack thereof — has upset many Vipers fans, as well as some NFL analysts, who believe he deserves to be on the field more often. Flowers himself has appeared somewhat frustrated, saying he can’t quite get into a rhythm while he’s constantly being pulled out of games.
The show aims to make a positive impact towards the growth and development of South Africans by profiling and showcasing the achievements of ordinary individualsAs South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, a truly inspiring TV series titled Play Your Part debuts on SABC 2 on Sunday, 15 June. Hosted by Kabelo Mabalane, the exciting series aims to inspire and ignite South Africans to take action and make a difference in their communities.The TV series, which will feature thirteen 48 minute episodes, has been created by Brand South Africa and will be screened weekly on Sunday nights from 15 June onwards. Episodes will first be screened on SABC 2 at 9pm, with a repeat show on an alternative SABC channel.“Brand South Africa is pleased to be a part of this initiative aimed at creating a spirit of active citizenship, pride and patriotism in our country,” says Brand South Africa strategic marketing and communications director Wendy Tlou. “We have much to be proud of during our last 20 years of democracy, but it is time for us all to coalesce around our National Development Plan, Vision 2030, which aims to ensure South Africa’s economic and social growth and development. “Active citizenship, pride and patriotism will be crucial in driving the implementation of the Vision 2030 by all stakeholders.”POSITIVE IMPACTThe show aims to make a positive impact towards the growth and development of South Africans by profiling and showcasing the achievements of ordinary individuals across a broad spectrum of disciplines, who inspire the notion of active citizenship in our country especially over the last 20 years and how their continued efforts, have contributed to our now 20 years of democracy.Each 48 minute episode will explore the remarkable journeys of struggle, obstacles, successes, triumph, sometimes tragedy and ultimately finding solutions and creating legacies.Extensive research, archive footage and interviews have been used on the show to tell the story of our transformation and unification as a young democracy. Stories of individuals that fight corruption, build safer communities, reform public service, improve health care and the quality of education, training, innovation and continue promoting active citizenry will take centre stage in the 13 part TV series.At the end of each episode there will be a cohesive message and challenge to the viewers to “Play Your Part” through a call to action.“I am of the conviction that ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary work should be profiled for the sole reason of inspiring others that they too can make a difference and play their part in moving the country forward,” says show presenter Kabelo Mabalane.
Tags:#enterprise#Trends steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Everyone is falling all over themselves to talk about tablets. Yesterday Wired.com topped them all in the hype department by declaring 2010 to be the year of the tablet. But let’s just slow down a minute. Yes, a big old pane of multi-touch goodness is a thing of beauty, and we’re just as susceptible to its magic as you are. But there’s a reason tablets haven’t caught on to date. It’s because you can’t work on a tablet. You can’t get things done without a decent working keyboard, whether it’s in the enterprise or for personal productivity. Normal people are never going to lug around a separate keyboard for their computer. The two most highly anticipated products, Arrington’s CrunchPad and the Apple tablet, are both going to be secondary entertainment machines, not the mainstream tech trend of the year. Popular and Mainstream, Not the SameThere’s no doubt everyone will continue to gab about tablet rumors from the likes of Apple, Dell and other companies. It’s exciting stuff, and they should sell well. But there’s a huge difference between an exciting rumor and the tech trend of the year. No one even knows for sure what market Apple’s tablet will be aimed at; will it be a Kindle competitor or a glorified Touch for gaming and video? We just don’t know, so hold your horses. Amusing, But Not UsefulThe most mainstream device without a physical keyboard is the iPhone. But neither the iPhone nor the iPod Touch is a good basis for comparison when it comes to tablets. They both already had mission critical, mainstream functions (voice and mp3 storage, respectively) to act as the base driver for their adoption. Without something along those lines, taking away an integrated physical keyboard detracts from a device once suitable for both business and pleasure. Tablets like the CrunchPad seem like they might have upright stands to go along with them, and they’ll definitely support either a USB or Bluetooth keyboard. But how many people (outside the tech industry) do you see carrying mice for their laptops? Not a lot. Regular people will not seek out accessory keyboards. They’ll just buy a device with a keyboard integrated in the hardware to begin with. Not the Tech Trend of 2010Yes, tablets will be seriously cool. Some of us here at ReadWriteWeb may even buy them. But in all the hype, let’s not forget that no matter how shiny they may be, tablets are not suited to the kind of market that would make them the tech trend of 2010. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Location#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Data about the geographic locations of people and things will in the near-term future become a massive flow of sensor, satellite and citizen input made freely available to developers through government and other collaboration programs. It will be available in real time, to and from mobile devices, and be machine processed to pick out objects and patterns that can be used as hooks for mashups. That’s the vision of geospatial specialist Matt Ball, articulated in a high-value blog post today titled How will the geospatial data market evolve over the next ten years? The post provides a great look at the way the future may take shape, if current trends unfold as expected.“The next ten years,” Ball writes, “will be a time of many changes, but will also bring a greater empowerment of the GIS [geographic information systems] user given the amount of available data, with much of it for free.”Volunteered DataBall points to Open Street Map as a free, collaborative location platform that “nearly matches that of the commercial providers, and in some cases it surpasses it for accuracy and level of detail.” Open Street Map is a good example of an emerging location platform. See, for example, TopOSM, a collection of topographical maps based on Open Street Map. Blogger Leszek Pawlowicz described the state of that project in detail last month.Along with web-based volunteered data, mobile is aimed to become a force of deep disruption. Ball puts it very well, like this:The better location precision of these devices will help greatly in both the collection of accurate geospatial data, and the delivery of helpful location-aware applications. The mobile platforms are quickly dwarfing all other computing platforms in terms of their number, and their pace of innovation. This trend will continue to the point where we have less robust computing platforms, but much greater connectivity to each other and the details that are of interest to us.Higher-Level DevelopmentsBall also offers inspiring descriptions of the rise of sensor data, machine processing (“machine learning and automated extraction tools that pull information from data”), real-time data, standards and government mashup contests. (To take a peek into the conversation about remote sensing and machine extraction of geographic entities for mapping, check out this forthcoming conference by the International Cartographic Association in November.)The resulting landscape is one that could look like this, he says: “The ‘app for that’ mentality could easily take hold toward a ‘data for that’ ability, with the software developer orchestrating the different data feeds in order to create custom solutions.”It’s an awesome vision of location data as a platform for innovation, something we’ve discussed before specifically in reference to location based social networks and aerial surveillance video APIs.Ball believes this will emerge as a key area of specialization, knowledge work and innovation. We’re apt to agree, which is why we track developments in location technology closely and so appreciate articulations like Ball’s of the space.Additional reporting by Justin Houk. Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
Related Posts Even though 2012 was a tough year overall for small businesses – the stubbornly slow economy didn’t help – technology improvements continued to offer hope of lowering costs, boosting efficiency, increasing sales and opening new markets. To the extent that they could find the cash, investing in technology remained a top priority for savvy smaller companies.These half-dozen technologies are the ones small businesses were most involved with in 2012:1. Social Media SurgedIn a survey by VerticalResponse, more than one-third of small business owners wished they could spend less time on social media (nearly half spend 6+ hours per week). But they can’t, because that’s where the customers are. A recent report by NM Incite found Internet users spend more time on social networks than on any other type of website. 2012’s breakout star, Pinterest, showed a whopping 1,047% increase in unique visitors — so if you haven’t gone there yet, you might want to. However, Facebook is still the top site, used by 90% of entrepreneurs, according to VerticalResponse, and 152.2 million unique visitors, according to NM Incite.2. Consumers Went All-In On MobileThe rabid adoption of tablets over the 2011 holiday season gained even more momentum in 2012. Smart retailers took advantage of the tablet’s leisure-time nature to create customized mobile shopping experiences for couch-surfers. On Black Friday, IBM reports, mobile sales topped 16%, up from 9.8% last year, with the iPad dominating. Small businesses also took advantage of mobile marketing to reach customers on their smartphones. The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports 56% of mobile users go online with their phones and 50% use them for email; both figures more than doubled compared to two years ago. Some 84% of small businesses that used mobile marketing found it increased new business, a Web.com and Lab42 study found.3. Mobile Dominated BusinessIn 2012 savvy businesses of all sizes incorporated tablets into the workplace as presentation tools, payment devices or simply to entertain customers (for example, providing iPads for customers to place orders or entertain kids in restaurants). In The Mobility Edge: CDW’s 2012 Small Business Mobility Report, 75% of mobile users report mobile devices have become “critical” to their jobs, and 67% say without mobile devices, their businesses would be less competitive.4. BYOD ArrivedBring Your Own Device has long been business as usual for cash-strapped startups, but in 2012 the trend took hold at companies of all sizes. Since many job seekers consider being able to bring their own device a workplace perk, BYOD could even give your small small business an edge in competing with bigger companies whose IT managers don’t like BYOD.5. Crowdsourcing ContinuedTechnological changes sped the growth of crowdsourcing, a boon to many small startups, this year, the Dell Evolving Workforce reports. Contractors and even customers increasingly contributed to small business solutions, doing everything from coding to innovating new product and service ideas.6. The Clouds Rolled In2012 was the year cloud services went from mysterious to mainstream—or as SMB Group put it, “as normal rather than cutting edge.” More and more, small businesses and startups turned to cloud storage and solutions to streamline operations and save money. At the same time, consumers’ increasing comfort level with the cloud opened up a whole new world of startup possibilities.What mattered to your small business most in 2012?Image courtesy of Shutterstock. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Tags:#2012 Trends#BYOD#cloud computing#mobile#small business#social media#social networking How to Get Started in China and Have Success rieva lesonsky