first_imgIn a game where both defenses entered playing some of their best football of the year, it proved to be two of the top quarterbacks the Great Northwest Athletic Conference has to offer who stole the whole.Record-breaking days from both Robert Webber and Justin Lane went the way of the home team, as Central Washington topped Humboldt State 37-30 in Ellensburg on Saturday afternoon in the 2016 season finales for both schools.Humboldt State, which battled injuries and inconsistencies for a huge …last_img

first_imgFrom left, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and South African President Jacob Zuma at the Business Interaction Group on South Africa on Friday 22 January, a session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. (Image: The Presidency)On Friday 22 January 2016 President Jacob Zuma and his delegation held a fruitful and successful interaction with global investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos.The President met with global CEOs and chairmen of multinational corporations during the Business Interaction Group on South Africa, an annual forum where the President and Ministers engage the international investors to discuss opportunities in the country and also to hear their views on improving the investment climate in the country.South Africa recognises the importance of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which accounts for 42% of the country’s GDP. Inward FDI flows continue to grow in South Africa. A number of companies have expanded operations and engaged in new investments. South Africa is also an important source of FDI for the African continent.In his remarks, President Zuma welcomed the foreign direct investment flows into the country. He shared the country’s response to the depressed economic climate especially the Nine Point Plan to ignite growth. The plan includes agriculture and agro-processing, advanced beneficiation of mineral resources, higher impact industrial policy action plan, boosting small businesses, energy capacity increase, promoting FDI and developing a robust ocean economy, science and technology, water and sanitation and managing state-owned companies. The President added that the country was becoming a frontier for FDI on the green economy, ocean economy, oil and gas and others which provided new opportunities.He also briefed the investors on the establishment on an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Investments and the establishment of a one-stop interdepartmental clearing house to make it easier for companies to invest. “We will focus on among others, cutting the red tape significantly to address the concerns that the investors have been raising,’’ the President said.The President also briefed the BIG meeting on the efforts to improve education and skills development including the building of new universities, training colleges and the building and refurbishment of schools.The investors sought information and also commented on various areas including energy, oil and gas, scrap metal industry, ocean economy, mineral beneficiation, human settlements and its importance in building social stability, regional integration, the need to stabilise growth and set expenditure ceilings.The prudent financial management of the country was addressed strongly by the President and the Ministers with an added emphasis on the country’s robust monetary policy framework. It was acknowledged that South Africa has a good fiscal framework.The global CEOs emphasised the need to ensure that policies are implemented and that there is certainty at all times.The need for predictability was also raised in the context of the recent changes of finance ministers and the impact thereof. The President responded that while governments all over the world are entitled to change Ministers, South Africa had responded without delay when concern was raised especially given the economic climate. The meeting appreciated the swift changes that were made afterwards resulting in the appointment of Minister Pravin Gordhan as the Minister of Finance.President Zuma welcomed the participation of the private sector in building the economy. He also assured the business community that South Africa’s economy is resilient, that the country has a strong and vibrant democracy with an active and vocal citizenry and vibrant media all of which acts as good checks and balances to the leadership in the country.“The BIG meeting has been extremely helpful. We appreciate all the constructive comments and suggestions on all areas from the economy to social development. The positive contribution of the international and domestic business community in such a negative economic climate is very encouraging. This has given us good feedback as we prepare for the State of the Nation Address and Budget next month,’’ said the President.The President said he was generally upbeat about the visit to Davos.“We are very happy with the visit. It has definitely been worthwhile. Team South Africa has done extremely well in Davos, marketing the country in a difficult and very competitive economic climate. We managed to put our message across effectively and received a positive hearing. There is a lot that we need to do and we are already working on many of the issues that the global business community has been raising. Team South Africa will meet at home to discuss all these matters further so that we can work together to build our country and take it forward’’ said the President.Enquiries: Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993 or bonganim@presidency.gov.zaIssued by: The PresidencyPretoriawww.thepresidency.gov.zalast_img read more

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first_imgA few years have passed since Infoworld declared 2004 to be the year of the enterprise wiki.  While still not yet commonplace, wikis are becoming an ever more popular collaborative tool used in the workplace. What are wikis?  Unlike static web pages that are created to be one-way read-only web documents, wikis are designed to allow users to contribute to the content of the web document.Users contribute to the wiki by being able to modify the text and relational hyperlinks on the page.  Many wiki tools provide built-in visual WYSIWIG editing tools so that users need not understand wikitext syntax.  Wikitext syntax is not standardized and varies across the different wiki engines. Any edits made to the document are captured and recorded as part of the document history.  The information captured as part of the history can be very detailed, including the author, a timestamp and a detailed description of the exact lines of the document text that have been modified.  The history can be used as an audit log of all activities associated with the wiki page.Using the wiki ‘Revision History’ feature, it is possible to roll back a wiki page to a previous version.  And a diff feature allows you to visually compare changes that have been made to the page.Wikis are particularly useful in a collaborative environment and can be used as a sort of bi-directional portal for tracking projects. Project status and updates, requirements, plans, schedules and reports can all be easily aggregated at a single point for everyone on the team to access.  A project wiki can also reduce the need for many project-related emails.  The wiki becomes the authorative location to look for finding the most up-to-date information.Clearly there is a lot of overlap in what a wiki does and features of a traditional enterprise content management system.  What’s the difference?  Wikis, in their emphasis of ease of use, tend to be more light weight.  The data model also tends to not be as robust as that of an ECM system.  Wikis also typically lack tools for effectively specifying granular security. When a wiki page is ‘completed’, there may be a desire to archive the document.  Capturing a wiki document composed of many hyperlinks for archival is not necessarily straight forward, but some, or part of the document could be captured and archived as a single entity within an ECM system.  But once archived, if the document can’t be easily viewed within the wiki framework, it may not be of much use.A loose level of integration between the ECM and wiki systems is not totally satisfying.   Some vendors, like Stellent (to be acquired by Oracle), have tried to more tightly merge the two worlds of ECM and wikis, but, in general, it seems that most vendors have yet to address wiki information in their product strategies.last_img read more

first_imgMemorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War as a desire to honor those who fought and died.May 5, 1868, General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic proclaimed “The 30th of May, 1868, is designed for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”In 1873, New York became the first state to officially recognize the holiday, and by 1890, Memorial Day was recognized in all of the northern states. The south refused to acknowledge the day, instead honoring their dead on separate days. After World War I, both the northern and southern states recognized the date and changed the holiday from only honoring those from the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war.Memorial Day is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May. In December 2000, the National Moment of Remembrance resolution was passed, which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “to voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.’”In traditional observance, the flag of the United States is raised to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to half-staff, where it will remain until noon. The half-staff position remembers the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. At noon the flag is raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day to symbolize our memory of those who served and paid with their lives as well as symbolizes the livings resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.Other traditional observations include visiting cemeteries, placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes, visiting memorials and wearing red poppies.In 1915, Moina Michael conceived an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. Inspired by the poem “In flanders fields,” Moina wrote her own poem:We cherish too, the Poppy redThat grows on fields where valor ledIt seems to signal to the skiesThat blood of heroes never dies.This memorial day please take a moment to remember what this day is really about. Information for this article retrieved from http://www.usmemorialday.org/This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 27, 2016.last_img read more

first_imgThe Union government has approved the long-pending cadre review in the Army for Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Other Ranks (OR), which will improve promotion opportunities.“This is the third cadre review since Independence. It will benefit over 1.45 lakh JCOs and ORs. At present, more and more jawans retire in the same rank,” a Defence Ministry source said.The first cadre review was done in 1979 and the second in 1984.While the strength of JCOs and ORs remains the same, at 11,49,754, the review will result in the promotion of over 1.45 lakh men in various ranks.It will done over five years: 30% in 2018; 20% each in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and 10% in 2022 in each rank, the government notification sated.Nearly 60,000 soldiers retire from the Army every year, most of them as jawans at a young age of 30.last_img read more

first_imgUnion Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal were detained by police on Saturday when they were participating in a protest march in Delhi to seek justice for the families of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The march, led by the Badals, began from Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib and the protesters were stopped near the Parliament Street police station in central Delhi.‘Suo-motu action’ “Our community has been seeking justice for 34 years. Thousands of Sikhs were massacred, several women were raped and several people lost their homes. Such atrocity is a blot on the history of India. No one received justice. Why is judiciary not taking suo-motu action?” Harsimrat Kaur Badal told reporters before she was detained by police. The Akali Dal has been seeking justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which a large number of Sikhs were killed in the national capital and in other parts of the country in the aftermath of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards.last_img read more

first_imgTop seeds in both the men’s and women’s singles event advanced to the semifinals of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships on Thursday.Top seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan breezed his way into the last four of men’s singles with a clinical performance against fifth seed Ashwin Vijayaraghawan. The Tamil Nadu lad had little trouble during his 6-1, 6-2 victory. He will next face third seed Siddharth Rawat, who came from a set down to defeat Vaidik Munshaw 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.In the other quarterfinal matches, Ramkumar Ramanathan was at ease against local hope Saurabh Singh, winning 6-1, 6-2 setting up a semifinal clash with Maharashtra’s Arjun Khade emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle. Khade had a tough battle but managed to hold on to his nerves to get the better of 11th seed Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash 7-5, 6-4.The women’s singles appeared to be following a similar script before Sri Vaishnavi Peddireddy caused an upset, knocking out fourth seed Shweta Rana in three sets. Vaishnavi fought her way back after being a set down to oust Shweta 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.Her reward for coming through the tough match is a semifinal clash against Delhi girl Prerna Bhambri. Bhambri eased past state mate Simran Kaur Handa 6-0 6-4 but going by the way Vashnavi has played in this tournament so far, Bhambri will have to be cautious.The other semifinal will see top seed Rishika Sunkara, who proved her credentials with a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of eighth seed Vaniya Dangwal, take on third seed Natasha Plaha. Natasha fought a tough first set against fifth seed Eettee Mehta before getting her act together to advance into the next stage with a 7-6 (5) 6-3 victory.advertisementIn the ladies doubles semifinals, Treta Bhattacharya and Natasha had it easy against the fourth-seeded combine of Tarannum Handa and Manya Nagpal, winning 6-1 6-1 to set up a title clash with third-seeded Prerna Bhambri and Rishika Sunkara. Bhambri and Sunkara, who may well end up playing against each other in the singles final, registered a 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 win against top seeds Sri V Peddireddy and Prarthana Thombare.In the boys Under-18 doubles final, top seeded Anvit Bendre and Abdullah Shaikh convincingly won 6-4 6-0 against Shailender Boniface and Gary Tokas. In boys singles, top seeded Andhra Rishab Agarwal beat M Sai Nikhil by 6-1, 6-0 while second seeded Shaikh Abdullah beat Ranjeet Singh by 6-0, 7-5. Third seeded Karan Salwan of Delhi beat Hardeep Sandhu 7-5, 6-4.The Girls singles, though, saw an upset with second seed Tarranum Handa getting past top seed Simran Sethi 6-3, 6-4 to enter the semifinals while Pranjala Yadlapalli outplayed 11th seed Amrita Mukherjee 6-3, 6-3. Fourth seed Sai Samhitha beat Rimpledeep Kaur 6-4, 6-0.last_img read more

first_imgIf playmaker Eden Hazard lives up to his billing, Belgium should advance to the knockout stage from its group. Belgium coach Marc Wilmots thinks the 23-year-old Chelsea star is destined for great things, and is building a team around him.Yet he cautions: “It’s not only a tournament for Eden, but for the whole team.”The team is led by central defender Vincent Kompany, who has helped Manchester City to two Premier League titles in three seasons. And if rival teams get through the defense, there’s 22-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who helped Atletico Madrid reach the Champions League final.Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic knows his team goes in as the underdogs, but turned some heat back on the Belgians by saying “they’re not all Ferraris, you know.”He thinks there might be some deficiencies in the Belgian defense that the likes of central midfielder Sofiane Feghouli and striker Islam Slimani might be able to exploit.”Favorites don’t always win,” said Halilhodzic, who hasn’t put it past his Algerian squad to produce another major World Cup upset to follow the African country’s win over West Germany in 1982.last_img read more

first_imgOne bit of good news for Greek football amid a particularly disappointing week came on Friday with the naming of Theodoros Theodoridis as the new acting general secretary European soccer’s federation, UEFA.The 50-year- joined UEFA in 2008 and had up until now been in charge of relations with European national associations.Theodoridis is the son of Olympiacos Piraeus executive Savvas Theodoridis and had also served as a board member of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO).“Now it’s the moment for UEFA to show real solidarity and to be close to the other confederations … to change completely the relationship with FIFA, and to make it productive for football. That’s our mission, and that’s what we have to do. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime; we cannot get it wrong.”The position was vacated last Friday by Gianni Infantino, who was elected president of world soccer’s troubled governing body FIFA.Theodoridis will remain “acting” general secretary until banned UEFA president Michel Platini’s legal challenge against a six-year ban is reviewed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more