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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Gambadoro added that the Cardinals had not shopped Peterson to other teams in possible trade scenarios.Peterson indeed was not at the open portion of practice Tuesday, though did attend the team’s voluntary strength and conditioning workout that was open to the media on April 9.Related LinksCardinals open mini-camp with CB Peterson MIA, Rosen in chargeCardinals hope Robert Alford can bring the best out of Patrick PetersonPatrick Peterson’s apology confirms he cares as much as we doThe Patrick Peterson saga in Arizona isn’t overDeion Sanders thinks Patrick Peterson is still ‘trying to escape’ CardinalsCardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury spoke Tuesday on Peterson’s absence.“It’s voluntary. I communicated with Patrick and, you know, we know where he’s at, we know what’s going on. Kind of a conversation to keep between ourselves,” Kingsbury said.“I don’t know if it’s disappointing. If he hadn’t communicated, and we didn’t know what was going on, I think that’d be a different matter.”From late Monday night into Tuesday morning, the star cornerback posted four times to his Instagram account and replaced his profile photo of him in a Cardinals uniform with another of Peterson wearing a suit.All of the posts were cryptic, and a few comments by Peterson and fellow NFL players made it appear choppy waters remain ahead after Peterson requested a trade this past season, backed off his stance and then in January told fans at a Phoenix golf tournament that he was in Arizona to stay. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Peterson is under contract for two more seasons. He’s making $11.25 million in cash this year and $12.6 million next. For 2019, he’s tied for the fifth-highest total cash salary among NFL cornerbacks, per Spotrac.The most striking social media hit was a post of Peterson and five of his former Cardinals teammates accompanied by the comment, “My boys told me to watch out for the snakes in the long grass! #savageSZN.”Former Arizona players Tony Jefferson, Darnell Dockett, Chris Johnson and Jerraud Powers all commented, hinting that the Cardinals disrespected the group of defensive backs, including Peterson. I’m in shockThe nerve, the audacityOkayAnd finally, Peterson posted a picture that simply read, “WILD ONES” with an edited caption of Kodak Black lyrics: “I can’t [let] … them ppl knock me off my pivot, God set me down started talking then I LISTEN”.Neither Peterson nor any of his teammates were expected to be made available to the media on Tuesday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was expected to address reporters after the practice session.Peterson, an eight-time Pro Bowler, tallied 54 tackles for the 3-13 Cardinals in 2018, picking off two passes and adding five passes defensed. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img TEMPE, Ariz. — Patrick Peterson showed some burst. It came on Instagram but not at the Arizona Cardinals’ voluntary veteran mini-camp on Tuesday.John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station reported Peterson was not expected to report to camp on Tuesday and when he will rejoin the team is uncertain. Arizona does not intend to trade the Pro Bowl cornerback, and Gambadoro adds Peterson is upset with the organization. It is not believed to be a money-related issue. The first of Peterson’s posts simply read, “I see where we STAND!” It elicited a comment from Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden that read, “At least 17per…..min… been doing this 4 Years 💰🙌🏽✊🏽.”Peterson also posted an audio recording with the intro of the Drake freestyle “Duppy”: Top Stories (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

African channels Benie TV and Ouest TV have chosen

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first_imgAfrican channels Benie TV and Ouest TV have chosen Globecast to distribute their programming via satellite to new audiences in West Africa.The two channels are now part of the Canalsat bouquet delivered on the SES-4 satellite, with Globecast providing transmission services.“Viewers in French-speaking African countries are hungry for news programming and specialized content, so joining SES-4 platform is a tremendous opportunity for Benie TV and Ouest TV,” said Lionel Antoine, sales manager Africa for Globecast.“The diversity of CANALSAT offer and our leadership position in the African market, enable us to provide the service levels these channels need to achieve a maximum visibility with their target audiences.”last_img read more

Tatarstanbased service provider Tattelecom is to

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first_imgTatarstan-based service provider Tattelecom is to begin the commercial launch its new mobile TV service, Fly TV, at the beginning of July, according to local reports. According to Russian trade site ComNews, citing the company’s marketing director Alexander Smirnov, Tattelecom plans to launch a 40-channel service divided into three packages, combining pay and free services.The commercial launch follows a three-month testof the service, which made Fly TV available to Tattelecom subscribers equipped with Android and iOS devices.Smirnov told ComNews that Tattelecom plans to sign up 100,000 subscribers to he service by the end of this year. Mobile TV services from Russian national operators MTS, MegaFon and VimpelCom are already available in Tatarstan.Tattelecom singed up Russian technology provider SPB TV at the end of last year t deliver the service, SPB TV provides the technology for broadcaster Amedia’s Amediatek OTT service.last_img read more

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first_img Recommended Link By E.B. Tucker, editor, The Casey Report Donald Trump is flipping one of the most important U.S. industries on its head. If you understand what’s happening, you can save your portfolio from huge losses in the coming years. You can even profit from this new trend. I’m talking about the massive transformation happening in the oil industry right now. Let me explain… Trump Is Good for the Oil Business…but Bad for the Oil Price Obama was just the opposite. He and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) barely let the ink dry on regulations before churning out the next batch. In fact, under Obama, the EPA created 3,900 regulations. That and other factors meant U.S. crude oil traded for over $100 per barrel in four of Obama’s eight years running the country. In late 2014, the price started falling. Today, two-and-a-half years later, a barrel costs $47. All of That Means More Supply…and Lower Prices Trump installed the former CEO of Exxon to run the State Department. He placed Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, as energy secretary. His EPA administrator has environmentalists seething. It’s obvious that Donald Trump’s agenda is good for U.S. energy producers and consumers. Energy analytics firm Rystad agrees with our take. Recently it came out and said $35 per barrel is the new breakeven price for U.S. shale production (that means, even with low production prices, U.S. energy companies can profit handsomely). That’s down from $80 per barrel in 2013. With oil trading at $47 today, producers have plenty of incentive to keep pumping. If energy companies can make money producing oil as cheap as $35 per barrel, the price isn’t going up anytime soon. In fact, we bet the oil market will get flooded and stay that way for a few years. Eight year old girl survives bombing, runs for President When she was eight, a terrorist bomb blasted through the wall of her apartment, raining down glass shards and sharp rubble. She survived and now she’s running for President of France. On May 7, she’ll take on the entire continent of Europe – and she wants to rip apart the European Union itself. Here’s her story, and why you need to pay attention if you have even $1 in the stock market…​ — — America’s Third Bull Market Since the Great Depression, there have been only two long-term bull markets in America. During the last bull one, some investors made 30 times their money or more. One indicator predicted the start of both bull markets. And now it says America’s third bull market is beginning.center_img Recommended Link There’s an old saying in the commodity business: “The cure for high prices is high prices.” It means that when the price of a commodity keeps rising, companies rush out looking for more. The profit incentive is sky-high. Before long, fresh new supplies of the commodity hit the market. Eventually, too much supply hits the market. That’s when prices fall. And that’s the case with oil today. The supply of oil increased much faster than the demand for it. And it all happened during Obama’s time in office. We’re likely to see less regulation for energy companies over the next four years—not more. We’ll see the government pave the way for U.S. energy production instead of standing in its way. Doug Casey: I agree, and am neutral to bearish on oil. Two reasons. First, technology is constantly working to make its use more efficient, so it takes less to accomplish a given amount of work. And finding ways to produce more at lower real costs. But also, after a couple generations of hope and improvement, various types of “green” energy (primarily solar, but also wind, and others) are finally economic. They’re going to make big dents in oil use, more every year. Second, the looming Greater Depression will significantly reduce most people’s standard of living. And oil usage along with it. On the other hand, much higher oil prices will materialize overnight if there’s a revolution in Saudi Arabia (inevitable, and growing imminent) or a serious war (not just some sport wars, as at present) in the Mid-East. This is why commodity trading is not easy… every market has bulls and bears for good reasons. The Coming Flood of Oil Has to Go Somewhere Trump knows how to take advantage of incentives. We think he’ll instruct his energy-friendly cabinet to extend tax incentives for the U.S. energy business. That’s on top of lower regulation, lower taxes, and a generally more business-friendly environment. All of that is going to be bad for the price of oil…but good for the top energy infrastructure companies in the country. This is a massive shift from what we’ve seen over the past few years. To profit from this trend, you can consider shorting (betting against) oil using the United States Oil Fund (USO), which tracks the daily price movements of oil. But the best way to profit from this transformation is to invest in the leading energy infrastructure firms. The leader in this space is Kinder Morgan (KMI). Kinder is a traditional operating company that can take full advantage of a Trump energy infrastructure stimulus program. We expect shares to do very well in the coming years. Regards, E.B. Tucker Editor, The Casey Report P.S. We recently recommended Kinder Morgan in my Casey Report newsletter. But there’s another energy company with even more upside potential right now. And you can even use this company to earn an “energy rebate” check every month, starting June 15. Depending on your financial circumstances, it could amount to an extra $10,000 to $40,000 over the next three years. You can learn more in this brand-new video presentation.last_img read more

A nurse failed to mention a disabled womans near

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first_imgA nurse failed to mention a disabled woman’s near-fatal asthma attacks, accidental overdoses and repeated blackouts, in one of the clearest examples yet of a dishonest benefits assessment report, secret recordings have revealed.A video recording of the assessment also shows that the nurse lied about the way disabled activist Catherine Scarlett made her way from a stairlift to a reclining chair to begin the assessment.Scarlett had been so distrustful of the personal independence payment (PIP) system that she made both video and audio recordings of her face-to-face assessment, which was carried out at her home in Yorkshire in May.She says the recordings and assessment report prove she was right to do so.They show how the nurse – employed by the government contractor Atos Healthcare – repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of what she was told by Scarlett.This allowed the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to lower her entitlement from the enhanced rate to just the standard rate for the daily living element of PIP, although she was allowed to stay on the enhanced rate for mobility.At one point, Scarlett is heard on the recording telling the nurse that on several occasions she had accidentally double-dosed the powerful opioid pain medication Tramadol, but the nurse translates that in her written report as “occasionally forgets to take her medication”.Scarlett also tells the nurse that she cannot read for long periods “because I black out”, but this ends up in the report as “she can read although she doesn’t read for long due to concentration”.When Scarlett describes how she has previously experienced “near-fatal asthma attacks”, the nurse writes this up in her report as episodes of being “wheezy and short of breath”, which “comes and goes”.And when the nurse asks her if she has ever thought of taking her own life, Scarlett tells her that she has felt like ending her life “lots of times” and that she experiences “impulsive urges to commit suicide and things like that”.This is translated as “she has had thoughts of not wanting to be here”.Scarlett is also furious that the nurse suggested that she did not need to carry out a physical examination if that meant she would be “wiped out for the week”.When Scarlett agreed and said she was “not really” keen on having the examination, the nurse was able to use her decision to decline the physical tests to justify relying instead on an inaccurate description of how she claimed she saw Scarlett “grip and operate a crutch in each hand” as she was walking from a chairlift to her seat, in order to play down her need for support for bathing and dressing.DWP later admitted – when it eventually overturned its original findings – that she lacked the necessary grip and strength in her right hand and arm “to be able to dress yourself reliably and in a timely manner”.The video clearly shows Scarlett walking with a stooped posture, leaning heavily on the crutches, and flopping into the chair, but not touching its arms.But the nurse writes this up as: “She walked from the bottom of the stairs to her specialist reclining chair using a crutch in each hand. She walked very slowly with normal posture.“She lowered herself into the chair by putting her hands on the chair and lowered herself into it.”Scarlett believes that her case, and many others she has been passed by other disabled people through social media, show that DWP is “colluding” with Atos in order to cut people’s support.She said: “I have been shocked at the effect on my mental health and the thoughts it has brought up for me and can understand why it pushes so many people completely over the edge.“I’m lucky to have strong family, friends and professional support that keeps me going but so many people aren’t as lucky and so are very vulnerable to devastating mental health deterioration and the consequences of that.“The whole system needs fully investigating and changing to protect those people.”Following the decision to reduce her support, a mandatory reconsideration (MR) – DWP’s own internal review process – endorsed that decision, although the department finally agreed last month to return her daily living to the enhanced rate when she appealed against the MR decision.In that decision, DWP accepted that Scarlett did after all need help to dress and take a bath.For technical reasons, DNS was not able to share the video recording with Atos and DWP, but the audio recording was shared with their press offices.DNS originally agreed to omit the allegations connected with the video recording so that DWP would comment on the evidence provided solely by the audio recording.But this morning, after agreeing to this and asking for extra time to produce a response – the audio recording was originally sent to DWP and Atos on Tuesday afternoon – a DWP spokeswoman failed to comment on any of the evidence contained in the audio recording.Instead, she merely pointed out that Scarlett’s PIP entitlement was eventually restored, after she appealed, to the daily living enhanced rate.She also repeated previous DWP statements about the “strict quality standards” required of assessment providers, and the “on-going quality audits” that assessors are subjected to, as well as mentioning the complaints procedures available to PIP claimants.An Atos spokesman refused to comment on the evidence at all.He said: “We’re informed we won’t have access to the video which accompanies the audio without which the points raised cannot be looked into as verification is simply not possible.”Scarlett’s case is one of 22 that have been passed to Labour MP Neil Coyle (see separate story), who has pledged to take up concerns about allegations of dishonest assessment reports when parliament returns from its summer recess next month.Disability News Service (DNS) has been investigating since last November claims that healthcare professionals working for Atos and Capita have been lying in their assessment reports.DNS has now compiled more than 200 cases in which PIP claimants say their assessors produced dishonest reports.The investigation shows that assessors – most of them nurses – have repeatedly lied, ignored written evidence and dishonestly reported the results of physical examinations.But DWP, Capita and Atos have all refused to launch inquiries into the claims of widespread dishonesty.Picture: Scarlett flops into her seat at the start of the assessment, watched by her husbandlast_img read more

Constitutional Reform Committee holds first meeting since Vella became President

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first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The Constitutional Reform Committee has met for the first time after George Vella became president.READ: Watch: Special moments of President George Vella’s inaugurationREAD: George Vella is set to be the new PresidentThe meeting under his chairmanship was held on 22 May at San Anton Palace.In a statement the Office of the President said that the meeting was held in other to continue with discussions on the constitutional reform. President Vella thanked the members for their contribution while he expressed his hope of having further constructive dialogue.According to the statement, during the meeting the committee discussed the way forward and the methods by which a wider popular participation in this process can be achieved.WhatsApplast_img read more

New Data Shows Medical Marijuana Consumers Far Outspend Recreational Users

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first_img Download Our Free Android App Free Green Entrepreneur App –shares 3 min read Next Article Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Add to Queue dispensaries.com Cannabis Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. May 4, 2017 Guest Writer New Data Shows Medical Marijuana Consumers Far Outspend Recreational Users Image credit: scott_craig | Getty Images In a data-driven business environment, everyone is waiting on the latest statistical reports to show what directions consumer spending — an obvious clear indication of consumer attitudes — is heading. As a relatively new industry, the legalized marijuana sector still is working on how to best serve consumers and discern trends to sort out the hype from the reality.That’s created a whole new side business in marijuana: data analytics.A company that has stepped to the forefront in this area is New Frontier Data. The company has partnered with Baker Technologies, which provides customer relationship management and marketing automaton platforms to cannabis businesses, for access to an immense database of legal marijuana transactions.In April, based on this data, the company released its annual “The Cannabis Industry Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook.” They uncovered some interesting trends.Related: Researchers Amazed by Cases of Cannabis Helping Children Failed by Conventional MedicineMedical marijuana dominates the market.Recreational marijuana — or adult-use marijuana — has been the focus of much of the recent media attention, partially because of its reflection of wholesale change in how millions of Americans view marijuana. Voter have now made recreational marijuana legal in eight states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia.However, the report found that consumers of medical marijuana — legal in more than half the states — buy much more frequently and spend more than recreational users. The report included the following findings:In 2016, recreational users shopped for cannabis, on average, every 14 days and spent $49 per transaction.That same year, medical marijuana users shopped every 10 days and spent $136 per transaction.In 2017, medical marijuana sales are expected to total $5.3 billion, with a projection to reach $13.2 billion annually by 2025.In 2017, recreational marijuana sales are expected to reach $2.6 billion, with a projection to reach $10.9 billion by 2025.The numbers provide needed insight for entrepreneurs looking to enter the retail cannabis business, New Frontier Data CEO Giadha Aguirre De Carcer said in a news release.“Given the size of the market, knowing who your customers are, how and when they shop, and what they buy are fundamental building blocks of developing any effective retail strategy,” he said.Related: Nation’s First Cannabis Drive-Through Opens In Colorado as Cannabis Sales BoomFlower power on the decline.The report also found that cannabis consumers are increasingly turning away from the traditional way of consuming marijuana – smoking dried marijuana, known as the flower.The report found consumers purchase of flower dropped dramatically in 2016. In January, flower sales made up 85 percent of adult-use sales, but that number fell to 64 percent by December, according to New Frontier Data.Medical marijuana sales mirrored the trend, with flower sales falling from 87 percent of the market to 65 percent between January and December. The inference is that consumers are moving in large numbers toward other ways of using marijuana, including edibles and vaping.New Frontier Data is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with an office in Denver. The company uses advanced analytics to crunch the numbers of millions of marijuana sales transactions. A copy of the full report can be purchased on the company’s website.To stay up to date on the latest marijuana related news make sure to like dispensaries.com on Facebook Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Patients using marijuana as medicine purchase more cannabis more often than recreational users.last_img read more

What You Can Learn From British Airwayss IT Meltdown That Left Passengers

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first_img Invest in systems you need and keep your customers informed. British Airways had a rough weekend.Due to a power surge early Saturday morning and a backup that failed to work, the airline’s computer systems broke down. The crash prompted British Airways to cancel all departing flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, effectively stranding 75,000 people. And once the passengers arrived at their destinations, there was no guarantee that their luggage would be waiting for them.It was a chaotic and ultimately expensive mishap for British Airways. The market value of IAG, the airline’s parent company, dropped by about $643,550,000. Not only that, but The Guardian reports that customers inconvenienced by the IT issues had to pay up to $2,059 in additional travel costs, leaving the company with a hefty compensation $192 million compensation bill.Related: These 10 Countries Will See the Most Business Travelers in the Next DecadeIf you’re sleeping on the floor of an airport terminal, of course you aren’t going to have a ton of understanding for the organization that put you in that position. But it wasn’t just disgruntled passengers — the response from rival airline, Ireland’s Ryanair was particularly merciless.Breaking news: BA appoints new head of IT…. #ShouldHaveFlownRyanair pic.twitter.com/pR5lwJmr95— Ryanair (@Ryanair) May 28, 2017A peek into the company’s Tweets & Replies tab on Twitter shows a raft of customer service messages with a heavy use of the words “sorry” and “apologise.” CEO Alex Cruz also made a video apology.Related: 5 Ways to De-Stress Your Business Travel“We absolutely, profusely apologize for these events,” Cruz said. “We are absolutely committed to making sure that we fulfill our obligations, particularly from a passenger compensation point of view. … We are now focusing on making sure that everyone’s needs are addressed. We will make an in-depth investigation to make sure we get to the bottom of exactly why this happened and we will react. This will not happen again at British Airways.”Our Chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz, apologises for the disruption caused by the recent IT system issues and… https://t.co/DRqwuM3SvF— British Airways (@British_Airways) May 29, 2017Cruz is saying all the right things, and it would seem that his team is working tirelessly to make sure that each customer is taken care of. But what the experience of British Airways teaches us is that we need to think carefully about where resources can best be utilized. Think about the systems and structures that you can’t do without and always make sure that they are up to date. If you can have the most current technology, an investment now could save you a major headache later.Better that the glitch never happened at all — but if your company is faced with a snafu of this magnitude, the best move is to be honest, admit what went wrong and keep your customers informed. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Add to Queue Business Travel Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 3 min read Next Article center_img –shares Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Nina Zipkin Entrepreneur Staff What You Can Learn From British Airways’s IT Meltdown That Left Passengers Stranded May 30, 2017 Register Now »last_img read more

5 Steps to Setting Up a Wireless Network

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first_img 5 Steps to Setting Up a Wireless Network –shares 8 min read Does your business need a wireless network? If you think the answer is yes, read on to discover how easy it is to set one up. Next Article Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Image credit: Henrik Sorensen | Getty Images Add to Queuecenter_img July 1, 2004 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Wireless networks are becoming faster, more affordable and easier to adopt than ever. Growing small businesses that have adopted a wireless solution are already reporting immediate paybacks in higher productivity, flexible application mobility and greater worker satisfaction. Roughly 228,000 small businesses currently have remote access capabilities built into their networks for security monitoring and, according to America Marketing Institute, the number will double over the next 12 months.A wireless infrastructure can make it easier to reconfigure your office space as your company grows and changes. Also, the total cost of a wireless local area network (LAN) is relatively inexpensive–it’s become very affordable in the past few years, and prices continue to drop. When you take into account productivity gains, both inside the office and at public “hot spots,” going wireless is an obvious choice, especially when compared to the cost of running a Cat 5 network LAN cable throughout a building.If you’re interested in setting up a wireless network at your company, this guide will walk you through the steps needed to evaluate the role wireless networking technologies might play in your company’s overall networking solution, and help you understand the steps you need to take to implement the solution.Step 1: Understand it. Learn about the benefits of wireless and how it can help your business save money and be more productive.Wired networks may give the appearance of a busy office full of the latest equipment, but in reality, wires can be an inefficient networking medium. They can limit signal strength as well as make it more difficult to expand and reorganize your network configuration.Wireless networking is a viable and affordable alternative that offers the benefits of making your environment more flexible. A wireless infrastructure allows you to effortlessly reconfigure your office space as your company grows and changes, easily extend connectivity and also allows employees to be mobile more easily.Even though the cost of wireless LAN hardware and software can be slightly more expensive, this is offset by the wired LAN cabling and installation costs you can avoid. Add to that the soft-dollar saving benefits associated with wireless LAN and the convenience of being able to move around in a facility and stay connected, and your overall costs are lower still.Step 2: Plan it. You should first conduct an assessment that includes an anticipated return on investment, and then investigate what it will take to integrate wireless technologies with your existing infrastructure.Review the advantages and consider the benefits to your organization:Reduced cost of installation. It may be significantly less expensive to install wireless access points compared to wiring your office with Ethernet capabilities.Flexibility. If you regularly expand or reorganize your office space, or need to accommodate a variety of network configurations, the rapid transition time from one configuration to another that wireless provides can help reduce your network downtime. In addition, you won’t have to incur the costs associated with physically rewiring office space.Convenient information access. With wireless, you’d have the ability to extend access to key information to anyone on your staff, from anywhere in the office, even when they aren’t physically connected to your wired local area network (LAN) connection. Do members of your staff regularly work away from their desks or stations, but could benefit from anytime, anywhere access to important data? Could you improve productivity by increasing access to important company systems? Do you have business processes you could streamline by reducing the number of times employees have to go back to their wired connections?Wireless LANs are the way to go, especially where there’s no existing wired network. This is especially true in leased offices, where you can’t go knocking holes in wallsYou should next consider what integration points you’ll need to address for the solution to work:Evaluate your current and future networking needs. How is your current networking infrastructure configured? How many workstations, offices and conference rooms are connected to the network? How many are not connected that you would like to connect? How many people use the computers and communications systems in your company now? Does your staff conduct business at locations away from their primary work area? What kind of equipment does your staff use? Are they mobile with notebook computers and PDAs or do the majority of your workers use desktop systems? Do those who would benefit most from wireless, mobile access already use notebooks? And if you’re in a leased building with no existing wired network, setting up a wireless network is must simpler than knocking holes in the walls to install your network cables.Formulate a plan. The equipment you buy and the way you configure your wireless network will be driven by your business needs and plan, so it’s important to develop a plan before you spend any money on equipment or other resources.Step 3: Do it. Once you have a plan in place that defines how you want to add wireless networking capabilities to your office space, you can get down to the business of actually setting up your wireless network. It’s easier than you might think. The first step involves understanding the equipment involved in a wireless network.Wireless LAN equipment consists of two main components:Wireless clients, which are any devices capable of communicating over a wireless LAN, such as a notebook computer, printer or handheld.Access points, that is, the centers of the wireless-to-wired LAN connectivity. These points aggregate wireless radio signals and then connect the two LANs. The access point is generally book-sized. It contains a radio transceiver, communications and encryption software, and an Ethernet port for a cable connection to a hub or a switch on the wired LAN.Your next step is to actually build a wireless LAN, which you’ll do just like this:Identify the equipment you want to buy, such as wireless notebooks, access points, wireless LAN adapters and wireless cards.Determine the number of users who need to have access to the network. This will help you determine the number of access points you’ll need.Plan for the connection to your wired LAN, probably in a central location and in an open environment. Your goal is to maximize the access point’s wireless range. The quoted range is a maximum of 300 feet, but that’s very dependant on the existing environment–walls, water pipes, cables and so on all could decrease the range. The best thing to do is complete a site survey first; if that’s not possible, assume a maximum range of 150 feet, as 300 could decrease throughput.Configure your wireless devices to work with your network.Test the installation before it goes live. Using link test software, you should test for the percent of data sent correctly, the time it takes to receive a response from the destination device, and the strength of the transmitted signal.Establish a procedure to manage your wireless LAN.Step 4: Use it. Because wireless communications are transmitted through the air rather than over a closed cable, you’ll need to implement some wireless-specific security measures to ensure that your wireless communications are secure. Wireless solutions use three primary tactics:MAC (media access control) addressing. This ensures the network access point you purchase supports MAC which restricts network access by unauthorized devices by assigning each network card a unique hardware identification number.WEP encryption. It’s essentially a complicated software algorithm that scrambles data as it’s sent and unscrambles it as soon as it’s received, keeping it safe in transit. It also ensures that you can easily upgrade your access cards as new wireless access standards emerge.Traditional VPN (Virtual Private Network) securities controls. This allows users outside of your system to have access to it. Businesses that use remote access almost always use VPN and combined with the other tactics makes your wireless network extremely secure.VPNs work by encrypting data before it’s sent over a wireless (or wired) link, so even if someone intercepts the transmission, the data is secure. Many larger companies use VPNs, but smaller companies may also just rely on standard wireless encryption. This will be okay if the wireless LAN is only used internally, but if you plan to use public ‘hot spots’, you will need to use a VPN.Step 5: Support it. If you find you need additional help or support, or are planning a larger-scale implementation, there are numerous suppliers and consultants that can offer additional information and support. Hewlett-Packard, for example, offers access to mobility and wireless experts via live chat or via phone at (800) 888-0262. These suppliers and consultants can help you understand your options, configure your network, set up your systems, and get you up and running quickly and efficiently.Richard Stone is a wireless and mobility solutions manager for HP Americas. Technology Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

You Can Now Make Campbells Soup in Your Keurig

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first_img Image credit: Reuters | Brian Snyder Add to Queue You Can Now Make Campbell’s Soup in Your Keurig Food Businesses September 10, 2015 Geoff Weiss Apply Now » –sharescenter_img Might Andy Warhol be tickled or sickened to know that the Campbell’s soup cans of the future are being reimagined into tiny plastic pods?  As of today, a partnership between leading coffee brewer Keurig and the iconic soup maker has officially come to fruition in the form of Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup. Priced at $11.99 for a box of eight pods, Keurig owners can now brew Chicken Noodle Soup with their machines.The two-step process begins with a packet of dried noodles and spices, which Keurig suggests emptying into a mug. Next, the broth is brewed over top of the mixture in order for it to cook.The soups are available in two flavors, Homestyle and Southwest Style — each of which packs 70 calories and is made with no artificial colors or flavors, the companies say. In order to avoid contaminating flavors between coffee and soup brews, “The machine doesn’t need to be cleaned, but we recommend running a hot water brew cycle without a pod before and after making the soup,” a Campbell’s spokesperson told Entrepreneur.Related: The Keurig K-Cup’s Inventor Says He Feels Bad That He Made It. Here’s Why.Announced in 2013 and now available after two long years in development, the partnership “marks a milestone as our first expansion beyond beverages,” says Keurig’s chief business development and partners officer, Mark Wood. Keurig has already forayed beyond hot beverages with a long-awaited machine called Kold launching later this year that can homebrew Coca-Cola products.“We know more than 80 percent of people who buy Keurig pods also buy Campbell’s soup,” added Campbell’s marketing director Michael Goodman, in a statement, “so bringing together two products people love in one handy kit is a winning idea.”The collaboration comes as Keurig sales seem to have been put on ice. Last quarter, the company reported a 1 percent decrease in pod sales and a 26 percent decline in brewer sales, and announced it was cutting its workforce by 5 percent. Related: Home-Brewed Coca-Cola in 2015 Could Transform the Beverage Industry 2 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Next Article Former Staff Writerlast_img read more

Zaius Begins Era of ServiceLed Retail

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first_imgZaius B2C CRM Assists Zendesk-Powered Service Reps with an Augmented View of a Customer Including Interaction History, Predictions, and Personalized Product RecommendationsAt the Zendesk Showcase Zaius introduced Zaius for Service, a new product tailored for online retail service teams to gain full visibility of a customer’s information, behaviors, and needs. Powered by Zendesk Sunshine and Zaius’ proprietary customer data stitching and data science technology, service teams can now access the same customer insights and analysis already available to their marketing colleagues. During today’s event, Zaius will share the Service-led Retail story on stage at 2pm.Service agents using Zaius with Zendesk will have access to the customer’s information, including on-site browsing history, behavioral indicators of future purchase intent, and personalized product recommendations. Armed with this complete view of the customer, agents create relevant engagements that delight their customers, deepen customer loyalty, and increase lifetime value.Marketing Technology News: The Keyes Company Adopts New Adwerx Enterprise Automated Retargeting Product“Zendesk is focused on modernizing the customer experience, which includes empowering organizations to improve the future of service,” said Billy Robins, Zendesk Director, Technology Alliances.  “With the combined power of Zendesk Sunshine and Zaius, agents see a customer from every angle, alongside predictive product recommendations. This can extend one customer interaction into a holistic retail experience, ultimately driving customer satisfaction and lifetime value.”Zaius-powered marketing teams have long accessed the richness of Zendesk customer service information via a one-click integration. Stitched within the Zaius customer view, service data provides a clear picture of the state of the customer relationship to help marketers tailor messages to customers or even pause campaigns until a customer service request has been met. With today’s two-way integration, Zaius removes the wall between service and marketing to provide an even stronger customer experience.Marketing Technology News: Peach Launches New Product to ClientsZaius CEO Mark Gally added, “A Zaius-powered customer view provides service agents contextualized data on customer interactions throughout a call and the agent can now act as a personal shopper, guiding a customer through the ultimate personalized experience. Combining Zaius and Zendesk, brands can transform a traditional cost center into a satisfaction-boosting revenue driver.”Marketing Technology News: Smart Communications Announces Acquisition of Intelledox Mark GallyMarketing Technology NewsNewsService-Led RetailZaiusZendesk Previous ArticlePunchh Recognized in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing PlatformsNext ArticleBuzztime Continues to Enhance Buzztime Entertainment App During Its Beta, Providing Mobile-first Option for More Businesses Zaius Begins Era of Service-Led Retail PRNewswire4 days agoJuly 19, 2019 last_img read more

Kumaraswamy wants floor test SC asks Speaker to not act on resignations

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first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:49 IST (L-R) Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy, Speaker KR Ramesh and BS Yeddyurappa.The political crisis in Karnataka refuses to die down even after a week. Exactly seven days after the whole turmoil started with 13 MLAs of the JDS-Congress coalition resigning, Karnataka remains on the boil.On Friday, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy sounded confident and called for a floor test to prove the government’s majority even though a total of 16 MLAs of the coalition have resigned.Meanwhile, the Supreme Court restrained Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision on the resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs.Here are the top 10 developments from Karnataka today: 1. The Supreme Court on Friday asked Speaker Ramesh to not take any decision on the disqualification or resignation of the 10 MLAs whose resignations were found not in the right order.2. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said the matter will be considered by it on July 16 and status quo as of Friday should be maintained.3. As his government teetered on the brink, Kumaraswamy on Friday announced that he would seek a trust vote and sought time from the Speaker.4. Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday said a slot would be allotted whenever the Karnataka Chief Minister opted for it.5. Speaker Ramesh on Friday said a slot would be allotted whenever Kumaraswamy opted for it.6. Four of the fourteen rebel MLAs from Karnataka who are camping in Mumbai, on Friday visited the famous Siddhivinayak temple and offered prayers to Lord Ganesh.7. On Friday all three parties moved their MLAs to different resorts. As Kumaraswamy called for a floor tests, BJP also moved its MLAs to the Ramada resort.8. The JDS has chosen the serene surroundings of Nandi Hill on the city outskirts while its partner Congress opted for the Taj Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru to horde its MLAs.9. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi said, “BJP uses money to bring down state governments. They have been doing that. We saw that in the North east as well.”10. The coalition government, which has been shaky since it came into being last year after a post-poll arrangement in the wake of a hung verdict, is facing a serious crisis now with 16 MLAs – 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) – resigning their assembly membership.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Karnataka crisis: Parties shift MLAs to resorts as CM Kumaraswamy readies to move trust motion in AssemblyAlso Watch | Nataka in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence, says BJP using money power to topple govtsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanchari Chatterjee Kumaraswamy wants floor test, SC asks Speaker to not act on resignations | All that happenedThe political crisis in Karnataka continues to dominate headlines even after a week since the 13 MLAs resigned. Here’s all that happened on Fridayadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

Europe on his mind 100yearold uncle gets passport renewed in Kolkata

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first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 10:43 IST Diogo Fernandez was anxious after his passport expired in December last year. (Photo: Facebook/Aldona Matters)HIGHLIGHTSFernandez, 100, visited the Kolkata office on Friday for passport renewalOfficials say passport will reach Fernandez’s home in seven daysIt is Fernandez’s resilience and spirit that impressed us: officialAge ain’t nothing but a number’ perfectly fits the story of 100-year-old Diogo Piedade Jose Simplicio Fernandez of Goa who recently got his passport renewed to take a trip to Europe at least once.Bitten by the travel bug, Fernandez visited the Kolkata regional passport office on Friday for the first renewal, around three months after he celebrated a century of life on March 2, The Times Of India reported.Originally a resident of Goa, Fernandez who moved to Kolkata for work in his early 20s, was accompanied by his wife Mary (89) and daughter Beverly, the daily said.As the 100-year-old arrived at the scheduled appointment time, the otherwise mechanical’ office came to life with employees rushing to Fernandez with a wheelchair.On why Fernandez decided to renew his passport, Beverly said her father was anxious after the passport expired in December and had been insisting for a renewal.”But I was worried that he might not be able to wait in queue for an hour or so and wrote to the RPO chief. I am relieved with the ease with which things happened, Beverly was quoted as saying by ToI.RPO chief Bibhuti Bhushan Kumar told the daily the “grand old man’s resilience and spirit” was impressive. “It is great that he has kept his dream of travelling abroad alive at this age. I offered to help and make things easy the moment I came across the mail. I was really impressed,” Bhushan Kumar said.Kumar added that Fernandez told him that he had travelled abroad just once — to visit his son in Bahrain. And so when he expressed his wish to visit Europe at least once, Kumar explained to him that he could travel anywhere except Israel, the daily reported.Meanwhile, officials said the passport should reach Fernandez’s Macleod Street home by next week and added that the police verification will be done later.Before he left, Fernandez shared the secret of his happy, long life with the officials. A peg of good liquor after dinner and long walks,” he told them.READ | 5 off-beat career options to break the monotony of 9 to 5 jobsWATCH | How does social media influence travel trends?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySumeda Tags :Follow Kolkata Next Europe on his mind, 100-year-old uncle gets passport renewed in KolkataDiogo Piedade Fernandez, 100, renewed his passport to take a trip to Europe at least once.advertisementlast_img read more