first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province of B.C. is seeking nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship award.“In the last year we recognized 21 individuals and two communities with the Medal of Good Citizenship,” said Premier Christy Clark. “They came from different backgrounds, in communities throughout B.C. – but they all have one thing in common: they have stepped up to make their community better. And as we will see in the next round of nominations, they are not alone.”The award was launched in July of 2015. It recognizes “exceptional British Columbians who contribute to our province’s social fabric.” The province relies on citizens of B.C. to nominate people that they believe are deserving of the award.“As B.C. is known for its diversity, we are encouraging British Columbians to nominate people from all walks of life from every generation in all parts of the province from the northern corners of the province to the southeast and everywhere in between,” added Shirley Bond, selection committee chair and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. “We want to learn about those who are making a difference in people’s lives through their generosity and selflessness.”Nominations for the award are accepted year-round. The Honours and Awards Secretariat is going through nominations and will send them to the independent Selection Committee to review and make decisions in early 2017.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img no dice REVEALED BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “We have to do better otherwise it’s easy to come to Stamford Bridge and put eleven players in the last 20 metres so we need to improve resolving this kind of situation.”Despite Hazard’s late heroics, the Blues will still rue two dropped points in their race for the top four, particularly after Tottenham’s shock defeat to Southampton on Saturday.“Today was a big opportunity and we wanted to win. But we have to accept one point,” Sarri added.“We have to play 9/10 matches so every match you are not able to win is a missed opportunity.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ADVICE RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Hazard’s finish was sublime center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1 “Hazard, as well as all the other offensive players, must learn to move the ball faster in this kind of situation,” Sarri told talkSPORT.“He is able to dribble past five, six, or seven opponents, of course he is a great player – he can resolve the situation in every moment.“When we play against a team that doesn’t want to play, we need to move the ball faster, we need more movement without the ball.“We need more movements in the space otherwise it’s impossible to score. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri criticised Eden Hazard for moving the ball too slowly despite his stunning late equaliser against Wolves.The Belgian came to his manager’s rescue with a superb curling effort in the second minute of stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw for the Blues.Until then, Sarri’s men had been frustrated by the visitors, who scored with their only venture into the opposition box when Raul Jimenez prodded home in the 56th minute.And Sarri insists his offensive players, particularly Hazard, must be faster in possession if they are to unlock such pragmatic teams at home. MONEY REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow last_img read more

first_img Grant McCann’s Doncaster face Charlton tonight Charlton have the upper hand over Doncaster in their League One play-off clash.The Addicks won 2-1 in the semi-final first-leg on Sunday thanks to quick-fire goals from Lyle Taylor and Joe Aribo. 2 Charlton boss Lee Bowyer will be looking to see off Doncaster tonight But Rovers’ Matty Blair scrambled in a late goal to keep the tie alive.Tonight’s key game, as well as every EFL play-off tie, will be live on talkSPORT and here’s how you can tune in.Charlton vs Doncaster: How to listenFull commentary from the Valley will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage getting underway at 6pm.Jim Proudfoot and David Connolly will bring you all the build-up and commentary live from the south London.To tune into our coverage just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.Charlton vs Doncaster: Kick-off timeThe League One play-off semi-final second-leg will get underway at 7:45pm on Friday, May 17.The two sides met three times during the regular season. Doncaster beat Charlton in the FA Cup in December while the league clash at the Keepmoat finished 1-1.Charlton beat Rovers 2-0 at the Valley in November.center_img Charlton vs Doncaster: Confirmed line-upsCharlton: Phillips, Dijksteel, Bielik, Bauer, Sarr, Purrington, Morgan, Cullen, Aribo, Taylor, ParkerSubs: Maxwell, Pearce, Forster-Caskey, Pratley, Solly, Williams, LapslieDoncaster: Marosi, Blair, Downing, Butler, Andrew, Whiteman, Kane, Wilks, Coppinger, Rowe, MarquisSubs: Lawlor, Wright, Crawford, Beestin, Anderson, May, Sadlier 2 GETTY last_img read more

first_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship update Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future England skipper Harry Kane is following in the footsteps of some legendary players Gary Lineker – 1990–1992 Stuart Pearce – 1992–1993 David Platt – 1993–1995 latest statement LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty appointed targets on target David Beckham was one of England’s best captains in modern times rookie error Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 5 Emlyn Hughes – 1974 Alan Ball – 1975 The 1966 World Cup winner only captained England on six occasions but didn’t lose any and claimed a 2–0 win over reigning World champions West Germany in March 1975 and a 5–1 victory against Scotland a few months later.Gerry Francis – 1975–1976 Kevin Keegan – 1976–1982Bryan Robson – 1982–1991Nicknamed Captain Marvel, the Manchester United great is regarded as one of England’s best ever players. An injury forced him to miss England’s infamous defeat to Argentina at the 1986 World Cup which saw Diego Maradona’s Hand of God goal. LATEST stalemate Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Official England captainsGeorge Hardwick – 1946–1948The former Middlesbrough and Oldham defender became England’s first official captain following the conclusion of the Second World War. He won 13 England caps and went on to manage to the Netherlands.Billy Wright – 1948–1959Wright, the legendary Wolves centre-back, was captain for 90 of his 105 caps and skippered his country at three World Cup finals.Ronnie Clayton – 1959–1960 Johnny Haynes – 1960–1962 Jimmy Armfield – 1962–1964 Bobby Moore – 1964–1973One of England’s finest ever players, West Ham icon Moore captained his country to World Cup glory in 1966. He wore the armband in 90 of his 108 caps with legendary England boss Alf Ramsey describing him as: “My captain, my leader, my right-hand man. Without him England would never have won the World Cup.”center_img 5 getty Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ England chalk up with 1000th game on Thursday when they take on Montenegro in a Euro 2020 qualifier, live on talkSPORT.Tottenham striker Harry Kane is set to captain the Three Lions as they look to book their place at next summer’s showpiece tournament. PEP TALK 5 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 5 Man United legend and England God Bryan Robson Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:52Loaded: 5.78%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The Tottenham star was the tournament’s top scorer and will be looking to lead his country to glory over the next few years. Paul Merson tells hilarious story of his penalty in a World Cup shootoutTony Adams – 1995–1996 Arsenal icon Adams was skipper in England’s penalty defeat to Germany in the semi-finals of the 1996 Euros. After a 1-1 draw at Wembley, current England boss Gareth Southgate missed the only spot-kick in the shoot-out to end the Three Lions’ dream of glory on home soil.Alan Shearer – 1996–2000  David Beckham – 2000–2006 Beckham will forever be remembered for his stoppage time 30-yard free-kick against Greece which secured England’s place at the 2002 World Cup. While he was one of England’s best captains in modern times, his ‘Golden Generation’ failed to ever truly succeed on the international stage. Kane is latest in a long line of England skippers and follows in the footsteps of some truly legendary names.From Billy Wright to Gary Lineker and from David Beckham to Bobby Moore, England will celebrate their captains past and present at Wembley this week.Ahead of the historic night under the arch, talkSPORT has looked back on the men handed the England armband. Harry Kane assumed the role of England captain after Wayne Rooneylast_img read more

first_imgGregor Townsend hailed Glasgow Warriors’ win over Leicester Tigers as “one of our ever best ever,” with the Scots making the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup for the first time.Glasgow cruised into the last-eight for the first time in their history after claiming a six-try, 43-0 win – 19 years after shipping 90 points against the same opponents on the same ground.“It’s a great end to the chapter, from where Scottish rugby started in professional rugby and where it is today,” Warriors head coach Townsend said.“Some 20 years ago, Glasgow were conceding 90 points, and 10 years ago there wasn’t that much hope in the future of professional rugby with one of the (Scottish) teams closing down and the other two not doing well. “Now, we’ve got a situation where we’ve had a huge number of fans down here and the team winning.“Leicester are a very good team, but the way we started and got that first try would have affected their confidence and it gave us huge confidence that if we were accurate and worked really hard, there could be space there.“That was one of our best-ever performances, and it got its rewards in the end when the players’ desire to win meant we managed to keep going for the 80 minutes.”last_img read more

first_imgSligo native and Wexford Youths FAI Cup winner Emma Hansberry joins us in The Final Whistle studio to reflect on her success at the Aviva Stadium last Sunday. New Sligo Rovers manager updates us on his hunt for new players….and a new house! And as Sligo teenager Red Óg Murphy packs his bags for the AFL down under, Barry Gallagher from Curry GAA club shares some of the mixed emotions the south Sligo club has on the eve of his departure. play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat The Final Whistle: Episode 2 08/11/2018 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. To text/Whatsapp the programme, 0833500530.Got a story? Email sport@oceanfm.ie.The Final Whistle is broadcast on Ocean FM every Thursday from 8-9pm.last_img read more

first_imgSearch continues to evolve. Voice search is now becoming an important way to initiate searches. Search assistants like Alexa, Siri and Cortana are popularizing its use.  Voice search is quick and the results are surprisingly accurate. 20 percent of searches now on mobile devices are initiated by voice.Forbes declared 2017 as the year of voice search.Charles Dawes, TiVo Senior Director of Marketing, said that “it can take more than 10 clicks to find the search. Voice search is a quick and simple way to get to content more easily.”In 2012 voice search had a 20 percent error rate, especially when used by voices with accents and inflections.  In 2016, the error rate of voice search was reduced to 8 percent, and the accuracy continues to improve.Youssef Squali, analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, said that “we estimate that voice search accounts for about 10% of all search queries today, yet we peg the revenue associated with it at less than 2% in 2017. This dichotomy can be explained by the fact that a disproportionately larger percentage of voice searches today are for noncommercial queries (playing music, managing alarms, weather, general interest questions).”last_img read more

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#mobile Apple iOS developers have been busy all summer working on the newest update to the iDevice software and it appears what could be the last beta version of iOS 5 has arrived. On Saturday, Apple released iOS 5 beta 5 with a variety of tweaks and changes for developers to work out before the iPhone 5 is released in September or October.One of the big questions with iOS 5 is whether or not voice-powered functions from Nuance will be added before the new iPhone ships. So far, there has been nothing in the iOS 5 SDK that would lead developers to believe that it might be coming. The fixes and new functions in beta 5 do nothing to dispel that. 9to5 Mac has screen shots that it believes show voice-powered functions are on the way. Yet, there are a several new facets of beta 5 that developers will want to keep an eye on in the home stretch.Boy Genius Report has the full change log if you would like to go check it out. Here are some highlights.Accounts:NEW: Enabling iCloud services in Setup Assistant may not always be saved correctly. After completing Setup Assistant you should visit Settings > iCloud to verify the state of the iCloud account. If you have multiple iCloud or MobileMe accounts configured on the device you should also visit each of those accounts in Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar to verify each account.WebKit:NEW: In beta 5, accessing sites that use client side SSL certificates does not work and may cause the application to crash.NEW: URLs are now canonicalized by making the scheme all lowercase. If a fake URL is used to pass information from a UIWebView back to native code, make sure that the scheme is always lowercase, or that the native code compares the scheme in a case-insensitive manner.It comes as no surprise that client side SSL certificates could cause applications to crash. Web developers struggle with SSL and they have been working on implementing it for years. Mobile developers can build on the backs of what the Web developers are working on but it is still difficult to institute SSL certificates. After several months of working on the beta versions of iOS 5, what have developer reactions been? Is it difficult to implement? Have you tried beta 5? Does it seem like iOS 5 is ready to be released in a month? Let us know in the comments. Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgHelp scriptsMonitoring wire-upCommunities (users) As we work with a specific capability or technology, we fill in the gaps and identify our next work. Although to the outsider this may appear simple enough to just fill int he blanks; it is not. When looking at large enterprises (100k+) with hundreds of developers and increasing development languages, technologies and platforms to deploy to, it becomes complex quickly.Good thing those developers have been doing this work already. We just need to throw it to paper and place some governance around it.Our story continues. How is your story going? Development installationDesignDevelopmentSource code managementNaming conventionsSupport (build for supportability)Help buildMonitoring Best practicesGuidanceCode samplesCommunities (developers)center_img We are ramping up our internal software practices community for IT developers. The question in the title recently came up and I thought, “why not share it with the larger IT crowd?”. What does it take to write really outstanding guidance that not only helps close the gaps on current projects but goes so far as to answer questions they didn’t know they had?As we’ve gone through and looked at the software developement lifecycle (SDLC), we discovered that developers have nagivated each phase doing the best they can. Often they have documented processes and tips along the way. Most often they rely upon their learnings from previous projects and apply those to the next one. We hope to leverage each lessons in growing process and reference, as well as samples in order accelerate our software application processes internally.That doesn’t mean we don’t buy or configure software. Instead we understand that there is a challenge in creating truly amazing software that not only performs at the edge of the envelope, but also makes the customer say wow!With that in mind, this outline is being shared with each team member building guidance on mobile device specific or client-server technologies. TestBuildDeploySupportlast_img read more

first_imgFig. 2 – The three types of user devices: scores on performance, power and user experienceTo ensure developments being made are in line with customer feedback, Intel typically releases one to two new processors per year based on their ‘Tick Tock mantra’. Here, the ‘Tick’ brings in new features and capabilities and the ‘Tock’ takes these features and improves their performance. This Tick Tock mantra is used because it allows a product to be brought to market quickly, without having to wait for all the new features to be 100% tuned at optimal performance levels. By releasing regular updates, through rigorous testing and listening to user feedback, we ensure that the updates are focused on addressing actual customer demand, at a time when it is required.Forging alliances to bolster expertiseWorking closely with IntelOpens in a new window gives my team insight into how processors have evolved over the years, and offers us an opportunity to ensure the products are being updated in line with customer requirements. We make recommendations about when it’s appropriate to move to the next processor, how it affects compute functions or even the business.In the global economy, companies benefit from forging alliances to bolster their expertise. When this process allows you to get closer to the client experienceOpens in a new window, that’s when you know you’ve hit a winner.Originally posted on ascent.atos.net on April 16, 2015 by author John Minnick: http://ascent.atos.net/tick-tock-fuelling-customer-experience-processing-power/ Over three billion people worldwideOpens in a new window are using computing devices today, and this figure is consistently rising. Computers are playing an increasingly significant role in our lives, and every year they’re getting faster and more powerful, addressing consumer needs at all levels. But what is driving these developments and how can we ensure we keep up with end-user demands?Increasing processing powerMoore’s LawOpens in a new window states that the density of transistors in an integrated circuit, or (micro)chip, doubles roughly every two years (figure 1). In essence, transistors switch small electric currents into larger ones, so you can imagine what happens when you put billions of them together. This is why we have the incredible compute capability and processing speed we see in microprocessors today. To continue the conversation, let’s connect on Twitter: Rhett Livengood, Director of Enterprise Sales Solution Development – Intelhttps://twitter.com/rhettliven@rhettliven Excerpt blog from Ascent Atos with permission from Author John Minnick: http://ascent.atos.net/tick-tock-fuelling-customer-experience-processing-power/Tick Tock – Fuelling the customer experience through processing powerby John Minnickcenter_img Using the ‘Tick Tock’ mantra to improve the end-user experienceIntel provides microprocessors, and we’re working with them to ensure the development process consistently improves the end-user experience. My role in this involves running a series of tests, ranging from pure performance-based testing of the central processing unit (CPU), to looking at input/output, 3D graphics, memory, image filters and more, leading to an overall score for each system.  Using a testing methodology combining many factors is important: what good is processing power alone if people don’t need it? Because of the transistor density available today, we are able to have both – hugely powerful devices that live up to the expectations of increasingly digital consumers, such as servers, desktop workstations, laptops, tablets, smartphones and UltrabooksOpens in a new window.Depending on personal requirements, some individuals will require more capabilities and processing power than others. In computing, there are three distinct types of requirement: executive or highly mobile worker, mainstream and workstation. For executive, the CXO needs access, mobility and security from their device – mainly to communicate, i.e. send e-mails, monitor dashboard metrics and access back-end data centers from anywhere in the world. At the other end, the engineering or analyst workstation user is typically more stationary, using much more of the compute power when it comes to applications and workloads.  With recent developments in compute capabilities such as the Ultrabooks, the lines are becoming blurred. With the ever increasing demand to use computers in mobile environments we will continue to see new platforms and new applications tested as they enter the market. Wow, I can remember my first day at Intel in 1987 (when I was a very young engineer) where I was assigned a cubicle on the same floor as Gordon Moore. I learned about Moore’s law which was celebrating 20+ years at the time.  How amazing that it is still true! Who would have thought that it would survive now 50 years (!). Intel and Atos have teamed to deliver Workplace Transformation solutions based on Moore’s law. Over three billion people worldwide are using computing devices today, and this figure is consistently rising. Computers are playing an increasingly significant role in our lives, and every year they’re getting faster and more powerful, addressing consumer needs at all levels. But what is driving these developments and how can we ensure we keep up with end-user demands? The answer is Moore’s law and my good friend, John Minnick, has posted an insightful blog on the topic….Happy 50th Moore’s law!!!!last_img read more