[View the story “#Nextchat RECAP: Social Media and Productivity” on Storify] On August 28, @weknownext chatted with special guests, HR and Social Media “Nextperts,” Aliah Wright (@1SHRMScribe), Jay Kuhns (@JayKuhns), Jessica Miller (@blogging4jobs) and LarsSchmidt (@thisisLars) to discuss Social Media and Productivity. The chat occurred live on Spreecast and on Twitter.In case you missed it, here is the recorded Spreecast and all of the great tweets from the chat…
Utility companies are increasingly using geographic information systems (GIS) capabilities and extensions in their enterprise software applications. GIS enables land-based display, mapping, and schematic views of electricity, gas, water, and district heating distribution, and wastewater collection networks. Utilities have found that geospatial information and analytics improves processes and increases operational efficiencies. GIS-enabled applications provide all users in an organization, especially network engineers and field workers, access to data and information that can help them to improve their work.Vendors that have added GIS capabilities to their products include Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Esri, GE, Intergraph, and Schneider Electric.A recent report by IDC on GIS software and vendors found that:Vendors increasingly provide functions to assign and access geospatial dataGIS data management platforms are increasingly open, flexible, and easily integratable3D capabilities for design, modeling, visualization and analysis is becoming increasingly commonGIS-enabled asset and design and modeling systems provide both 2D and 3D asset modeling, enabling management of complex data sets like for building information modeling (BIM)François Segalotto, Senior Research Analyst at IDC, said that “GIS solutions are now becoming core to the utilities’ enterprise IT strategies as companies leverage geographic information for business execution rather than just asset management. Vendors are supporting this shift and have grown their GIS offerings to address a broad range of utility business needs, from distribution and mobile workforce management to enterprise resource planning. With full asset management and business process support at the core, key ingredients of modern utility GIS feature open data management technology, packaged integration with enterprise systems and business applications, and advanced analytics and visualization functionality leveraging cloud and Web services and mobile apps.”
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Verona v Brescia Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Empereur; Faraoni, Veloso, Amrabat, Lazovic; Verre, Zaccagni; Salcedo Brescia: Joronen; Cistana, Martella, Mangraviti; Sabelli, Bisoli, Tonali, Romulo, Mateju; A Donnarumma, Balotelli Lecce v Sassuolo Lecce: Gabriel; Meccariello, Lucioni, Rossettini, Calderoni; Majer, Petriccione, Tabanelli; Mancosu; Babacar, Lapadula Sassuolo: Consigli; Toljan, Marlon, Romagna, Kyriakopoulos; H Traore, Obiang, Locatelli; Berardi, Defrel, Boga Check the official line-ups from the afternoon Serie A games, Genoa-Udinese, Lecce-Sassuolo and Verona-Brescia. These fixtures kick off at 14.00 GMT. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s SIX Serie A matches on the LIVEBLOG. Genoa v Udinese Genoa: Radu; Ghiglione, Romero, C Zapata, Ankersen; Schone, Agudelo; Pandev, Saponara, Kouame; Pinamonti Udinese: Musso; Opoku, De Maio, Nuytinck, Troost-Ekong; Mandragora, Walace, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Nestorovski
Tottenham will activate Alderweireld clause confirms Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur will activate Toby Alderweireld’s one-year extension clause in his current contract.Alderweireld was set to become a free agent at the end of the season. The decision also means Spurs have activated a clause that states the Belgian international can leave for £25m this summer.Teams must lodge their bid 14 or more days before the end of the summer 2019 transfer window in order to buy Alderweireld at that price, should he not agree to a new contract beforehand.Pochettino said of triggering the 29-year-old’s clause: “Yes, for sure. It is obvious. It is the same situation as Jan (Vertonghen).”The Belgian was a target for Manchester United in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Jim Harbaugh Michael Jordan StoryEarlier this month, Michigan announced that it would become the first Nike school to sport the Jordan brand logo on its uniforms, instead of the company’s traditional Swoosh. Apparently, Michael Jordan himself even called Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh to talk about the deal. It turns out Harbaugh initially didn’t believe he was talking to the former NBA superstar.Thursday, Harbaugh, during his press conference ahead of the team’s opener against Utah, made it clear that at first, he couldn’t believe it was actually Jordan on the other line. Check out his reaction:Michael Jordan called @CoachJim4UM. His reaction to learning it was the Greatest of All Time? That’s right here! http://t.co/VVSlwn0Oe5— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 27, 2015Michigan will remain with adidas until the 2016 season, but it’s clear that the Wolverines and their fans are pumped for a new era in 2016.
OTTAWA — Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle is slated to be in Ontario court today to face trial on several assault charges.Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were taken hostage in 2012 by a Taliban-linked group while on a backpacking trip.The couple were freed by Pakistani forces in October 2017, along with the three children they had in captivity.Boyle was arrested by Ottawa police in December that year and charged with offences including assault, sexual assault, unlawful confinement and causing someone to take a noxious substance.The charges against Boyle relate to two alleged victims, but a court order prohibits the publication of any details that might identify them or any witnesses.He was released from jail last June with strict bail conditions that included an electronic bracelet to track his movements.The Canadian Press
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett sprained his MCL in the first half of an Oct. 25 game against Penn State, but stayed in to lead the Buckeyes to a 31-24 double-overtime win.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen Urban Meyer said his quarterback had a sprained MCL, some Ohio State fans might have cringed — for good reason.It’s the second straight season the third-year OSU coach has seen his starting quarterback suffer that injury, after all. But unlike then-junior Braxton Miller — who missed two games and all but the opening drive of another with the same injury in 2013 — redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett is expected to play this weekend after hurting his knee on Saturday against Penn State.On Monday, Meyer stressed that Barrett would play in the Buckeyes’ Saturday matchup with Illinois, and the quarterback reiterated the same point — barring unforeseen circumstances — on Wednesday.“It would have to be something drastic happen between now and Saturday at 8 o’clock,” Barrett said. “But I plan on playing Saturday.”During the Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday, Meyer said he expected Barrett to be “full-go” at practice on Wednesday, but that didn’t quite end up being the case.“He went — I wouldn’t say quite full — be he’ll be full tomorrow, they’re telling us,” Meyer said after Wednesday’s practice. “He did good, real good.”Barrett said practice went “fine” for him, and added he did most of the things he would normally do at practice, but not everything.“I was limited at first, but then today got out there and did team stuff at the end, which was good,” he said.“Dropping back, jogging a little bit, just normal things.”Junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker agreed that Barrett seemed “fine” in practice, and said the quarterback was trying to make sure he takes care of his knee.“Obviously he is trying to be careful with his knee, you don’t want to tweak it anymore,” Decker said Wednesday. “Hope to have him as healthy as possible coming back for the game, but he has looked fine to me.”While he’s been limited in practice since the injury, Barrett didn’t miss any significant time during the Buckeyes’ double-overtime win against the Nittany Lions. In fact, he ran for 32 yards during the extra periods and scored both of OSU’s overtime touchdowns on the ground.On the other hand, Miller originally hurt his knee during the Buckeyes’ opening drive in their second game of the 2013 season against San Diego State University, and didn’t return to the field until week five against Wisconsin.Despite the stark contrast in the amount of time missed, Meyer said Barrett’s injury is “very similar” to the one Miller suffered just over a year earlier. But he was sure to stick to his expertise when addressing why Barrett could play when Miller could not.“I’m not a doctor,” Meyer said. “(Barrett’s injury is) probably not as severe.”Meyer added that MCL sprains are fairly common and don’t require surgery, and went on to say some players simply react differently to injuries.“Everybody is built differently, I guess, but once again, I’m not a doctor,” he said.As he decided to leave speculation out of the picture and trust the medical experts when it comes to the differences between Miller’s injury and Barrett’s, Meyer said he listened to his medical staff after the initial injury as well.“At halftime, they said he got an MCL sprain,” Meyer said. “I said, ‘how bad?’ And they said, ‘well, we’ll see how it goes.’”Apart from one drive when redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall and sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson all took snaps, Barrett didn’t miss any game time after spraining his knee.Barrett — who tore his right ACL in the last game he played at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, before spraining his left MCL against the Nittany Lions — said he’d never played through a similar injury in the past. He added he wouldn’t have stepped back on the field if he wasn’t fully ready to play.“I’ve actually really never played with an injury to this degree,” he said. “But I knew that I could take a drop, I could run, so it was just one of those things like, ‘Hey man, if you play, you play.’ It’s not like going in there half stepping, because if so, the team could use a Cardale Jones that could go full-go.”Even after playing through it on Saturday, Decker said Barrett is likely still hurting in practice this week.“I’m sure he has got some pain but he played the whole second half with it, so I have no doubts that he will be back and be ready,” he said.Barring “something drastic,” Barrett is set to lead the Buckeyes against the Fighting Illini on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
This summer looks to be an eventful one at the Stadio Olimpico, with Roma willing to sell their young star in order to land Bryan Cristante.Roma starlet Lorenzo Pellegrini has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal in the coming transfer window, and while Arsenal is not prepared to shell out £27 million [€30m/$35m] to meet Pellegrini’s release clause, they will try to tempt Roma into selling with a bid worth around £22m according to Goal.The 21-year-old midfielder has been a key part of the side that battled through to the Champions League semi-finals in 2017-18. Within the move to revamp the Roma squad ahead of the coming season, Pellegrini might be on the verge of a switch to the Premier League.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Juventus are also interested in Pellegrini and his current contract contains a £26m release clause. So his exit could be utilized at the Stadio Olimpico to fund the arrival of Bryan Cristante, the Atalanta and Italy midfielder who made his debut aged just 16 for Milan.The 33-year-old would be accessible for roughly €30m, with Pellegrini and Kevin Strootman largely tipped to leave the Serie A club.
Romelu Lukaku believes the goals will come eventually once he has fully clicked with his teammates at Manchester UnitedThe 25-year-old striker netted 27 times in 51 games for his maiden campaign at Old Trafford following a £75m move from Everton.But Lukaku has struggled to score goals in his second season at United with just four strikes in 12 appearances across all competitions.However, Lukaku has no such problems with the Belgium team after scoring five times in his last four outings for the national side.Now the Belgian has suggested that part of his United struggles could come down to having a closer bond with his international teammates ahead of the club’s Champions League game against Juventus.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I don’t know,” said Lukaku in a pre-match press conference on the United Youtube. “With Belgium, I’ve been playing for 10 years, since I was 16. Players know me much more.“Here I still think my teamwork between myself and my teammates can improve and be much better. It’s something that we’re working.“The players need to know me and know my movement. When that starts clicking I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here.”Lukaku, who earlier revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, hasn’t scored for United in his last seven appearances ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Juventus.The Red Devils are second in Group H with four points from two games.
Sergio Busquets praised fellow teammate Malcom calling him a great player who is working hard following his goal in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Inter Milan.“We dominated the game, although in the second half they pushed us,” the midfielder disclosed to Football Espana after Tuesday’s Champions League clash.“We scored and they equalised from a silly ball. We wanted to go through as group leaders.“We had a very good first half, with some great chances. We defended very well but without success in the end. The second half was more open.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Malcom’s a great player. He’s working hard to get minutes and his goal will come in handy for him.“We didn’t play well in the Copa, but some of the criticism was unfair. He’ll help us a lot until the end of the season.“When Lionel got injured, we lost some imbalance. We’ve all taken a step forward, except during the game against Rayo.“We’ve given everything and when Messi returns, we’ll be even stronger.”