Learn to combat climate change in your own backyard

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgA pair of workshops will provide urban residents in Chatham-Kent with ways to address the effects of climate change in their own backyards.The Nov. 28 events were organized through a partnership between the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority and the Carolinian Canada Coalition.The 1 p.m. workshop is open to municipal staff, environmental non-governmental organizations, agricultural representatives, Indigenous leaders and community groups. It costs $50 to attend.Later, the leaders of community groups, gardening clubs and gardening centres can attend a separate workshop from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for $15. Both are being held at the Chatham Cultural Centre.Greg Van Every, environmental project co-ordinator for the conservation authority, said attendees will learn about Carolinian Canada’s In the Zone program.“What it’s designed to do is encourage urban residents to take on smaller projects within their properties to combat climate change,” he said. “One of the bigger elements of it is you can register your project online and there are a bunch of details that go into this database, so that they can calculate what this is actually doing for climate change.”Van Every said the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has a similar program called Greening Your Grounds, but it doesn’t have that data collection component. He’ll be discussing that, as well as other tools the conservation authority can currently provide to residents.“We want to provide every opportunity to do these things in the community, so that’s what we tried to do,” he said.Gabriel Clarke, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s environmental planner, will also talk about how the different available programs are connected.The evening workshop is also advertised to provide information about native plants, provide resources curated by experts and identify opportunities for native plant restoration in the community.“Every little bit helps” in fighting climate change, said Van Every.He added the workshops are meant to help residents become more aware of what they can and shouldn’t do.“The Lower Thames is doing a lot in the rural landscape for land stewardship, but in the urban centre, there’s a gap there that we haven’t really fostered relationships with,” he said. “We have done community projects, and we continue to do that, but in the end, this might help sort of gather more troops to do environmental stewardship.”Registration for either workshop is available at caroliniancanada.ca/itz/events/community-planning-leadership-20191027.last_img read more

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Milestone Systems Announces New Senior Level Appointments to Drive Growth

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgMilestone Systems, a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, has started 2017 by making two senior level recruitments and promoting and appointing four high-performing members of its staff to new roles. As the company extends its global reach and influence, these high caliber individuals will support Milestone’s future innovation and growth.As part of its stated objective to support the VMS open platform community with the best possible levels of talent, innovation and service, these new appointments, promotions and recruitments address the needs of Milestone’s growing community of partners and customers. With the aim of strengthening the Milestone platform and product value propositions, these new appointments will focus on technology innovation, both externally and internally.To strengthen the Milestones Business Support organization, Kim Jørgensen has joined Milestone in a newly created position as Vice President, Global IT and Operations. In this position, he will be part of Milestone’s Extended Leadership Team with focus on continued improvements of internal IT solutions, as well as Online Services. He joins Milestone at a time where numerous strategic initiatives are being launched to support the overall Milestone purpose, Make the World See. Kim brings a strong business and technical background and a proven track record in helping fast-growing businesses to align and mature their technical services and underlying IT infrastructure.- Sponsor – After more than 15 years at Microsoft, Jesper Lachance Ræbild has joined Milestone as Director of Product Marketing. Heading up the global product marketing team in Copenhagen, he will use his strong background in software channel business and global product marketing to further accelerate the Milestone platform and products. Working closely with Milestone’s regional business development managers, he will ensure a smooth launch, readiness and feedback process with the company’s community partners.Promotions and appointments within MilestoneMilestone has always taken great pride in its ability to nurture existing personnel by offering employees opportunities to excel and develop their careers within the company. Four new promotions and appointments have been announced across the organization:Henrik Sydbo Hansen has been promoted to Group Manager – Devices and Integrations, a role that involves managing both the Milestone Camera Partner Program and platform integrations.  Mikkel Winther has been promoted to Group Manager for Product Management and will drive the collective product portfolio planning to ensure community feedback and strategic fit, working closely with the Research and Development team to progress product innovation. Casper Sten Felding has been appointed Director of Global Sales Operations. Casper will be responsible for heading up a new function covering partner program strategy, internal sales training, the Large Projects bid desk, sales tools and internal business development and projects. Keven Marier has been appointed Director of Technology Business Development. He will advise consult and develop strategic, long-term technology opportunities in company-wide alignment.  Commenting on the new hires and promotions, Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Milestone Chief Technology Officer, stated, “By combining proven security professionals and emerging talent, our intention is to build on our best-in-class sales, service and support for the open platform community.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Compliance: What Next?

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first_imgSarbanes-Oxley regulations caused companies of all sizes to complain of the onerous amount of additional work required to be compliant.The complaints rang loud and eventually caused the SEC to scale back on the ruling, especially for small and mid-sized companies.After the last ten days of financial news, expect the atmosphere around regulations to begin perculating again. John Brace, vice President of the Gartner IT Mangement Group, said “The shadow of yesterday [Monday] will be longer than Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or any other regulation of modern time.”“If the technology exists to tell you the price of frozen pork bellies in Chicago at any given time, why don’t major banks know if they are basically insolvent? It takes 13 months to find out that information? I see new [compliance] regulations coming forward utilizing that type of information,” said Bace. “Most new rules are coming around governance and transparency.”Bace cited two of the biggest challenges to compliance as cost and culture. Software solutions around compliance are expensive and today’s software is often complicated and difficult to use. And in the area of culture, it’s hard to get many groups across the company to cooperate with the goals of a sound compliance and governance policy. Lawyers, accountants, scientists and engineers all need to be involved in some way, and many of those groups view the new requirements as additional bureacracy.There is sure to be a public groundswell around the events of the credit crisis. It will be interesting to see how Congress reacts and what new legislation they will enact.last_img read more

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Hall of Famer Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving falls ill at 76ers game

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgCeltics keep rolling, top Wolves “Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving fell ill at tonight’s game and was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently being evaluated. He is expected to be released after the evaluation,” said a statement on behalf of Erving’s management team and the Sixers.Erving, 67, attended the game and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The dunker more commonly known as “Dr. J” was honored by the team to mark 35 years since he threw down his famous cradle dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingErving led the Sixers to their last NBA championship in 1983 and was 1981 NBA MVP. NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images for PGD Global/AFP)PHILADELPHIA — Hall of Famer Julius Erving fell ill at the Philadelphia 76ers’ game Friday night and was taken to a hospital.There was no immediate update on his condition.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid View comments LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Steve O’Keefe doesn’t deserve to be part of Australian team in Bangladesh: John Hastings

By on November 18, 2019

first_imgAustralia pacer John Hastings on Wednesday questioned left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe’s selection in the Test team despite being suspended by New South Wales for poor behaviour.Australia national selectors chose O’Keefe as a replacement for injured Josh Hazlewood to go to Bangladesh instead of pacer Jon Holland, who was part of Australia’s pre-tour camp in Darwin.”I really feel for Dutchy (pacer Jon Holland),” Hastings told RSN radio.”Steve O’Keefe was best man at my wedding so I’m rapt for him, but probably by all rights he probably doesn’t deserve to be there. He’s suspended by NSW Cricket and he’s over playing for Australia. It’s an interesting one that one.”I don’t think Holland can do any more than what he has done over the last few years. Last year he was prolific for the Bushrangers. He went up to Darwin (to the camp), got four or five for one in a spell. I honestly don’t know what the selectors could be saying to him, if anything. It’s just unbelievable,” he added.O’Keefe is banned from the next NSW tournament and this year’s domestic limited-overs series, for offensive behaviour towards a female Australian cricketer and her partner during the state’s end of season awards night.The Malaysia-born 32-year-old Aussie is also bereft of any match practice — his previous competitive match being the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy against India in March.”He’s coming in with no game time,” Hastings said of O’Keefe.”It’s a massive ask for someone to come in with little or no preparation in matches. That time in the middle is absolute gold dust.”advertisementAustralia, under the leadership of Steve Smith, lost the first Test by 20 runs and are now taking part in the second match here.last_img read more

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10 months agoModric rejects Real Madrid contract offer after Inter Milan proposal

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Modric rejects Real Madrid contract offer after Inter Milan proposalby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuka Modric has rejected a new contract offer from Real Madrid.Telemadrid says the midfielder has rejected the first proposal from Real – with a lucrative offer from Inter Milan already on the table.Modric is tied to Real until 2020 and wants to give Real the chance to up their offer.However, Inter’s package is tempting, being worth €10m-a-year and with the option to later play in China for their sister club Jiangsu Suning.Modric feels Real should hand him a significant pay-rise after winning the Ballon d’Or this month. last_img read more

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3 days agoFormer Chelsea star Zenden: Lampard in middle of snowball effect

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Former Chelsea star Zenden: Lampard in middle of snowball effectby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea star Bolo Zenden is delighted seeing Frank Lampard succeed as manager.Chelsea are at Ajax for tonight’s Champions League clash.And Zenden told De Telegraaf of his former Blues teammate: “If you realise your goals, you get respect and a snowball effect is created.”Frank is intelligent, has a good relationship with the press and was an international. “The snowball was getting bigger, so did he and his personality.”Zenden is curious about how Chelsea will perform in the busy winter months. “The bill is then often paid. But Ajax has to work, because Chelsea is still in a fairly positive flow. But let’s be honest: it is no longer the Chelsea of a few years ago.” last_img read more

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Opinion United States Mens National Team friendly potential preview for World Cup

By on September 28, 2019

United States Men’s National Team defender Clarence Goodson (21) heads the ball away from goal during a World Cup Qualifying match against Mexico Sept. 10 at Crew Stadium. The USMNT won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Winter Olympics have just ended, but the world’s collective consciousness is already preparing to be taken over by another international sports competition: the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.While the roughly 100-day wait until the opening match on June 12 might seem like a long way off, in playing terms, it’s right around the corner. Most of the qualified teams are competing in friendlies Wednesday, and for many of them the game has some important implications.Wednesday, the U.S. men’s national team is set to play a friendly match against Ukraine in Cyprus, and it’s the final time European-based players will be able to compete for the USMNT before their club season is over in May. Once that happens, coach Jurgen Klinsmann will name a preliminary 30-man squad and take them through a training camp and friendly matches before leaving for South America with his final 23-man roster.There are a number of notable players who are expected to try to use this last chance to solidify their place on the plane to Brazil, transforming an ostensibly meaningless friendly into a final World Cup tryout.One player looking to take his chance will be defender Oguchi Onyewu. A two-time World Cup veteran, Onyewu has hardly been involved with the USMNT over the past few years, and he knows his chances of making it to a third tournament rely heavily on how well he performs against the Ukrainians.Then there’s midfielder Danny Williams, a player whose best performance in red, white and blue came right here in Columbus against Jamaica Sept. 11, 2012. His confident, mistake-free play even led many pundits to believe he could usurp veteran Jermaine Jones’ central defensive midfield position, but since then, Williams has spent the majority of his time on the sidelines. But still, the impression he made about 18 months ago could give Klinsmann incentive to trust Williams should he take his chance.Another World Cup hopeful in the midfield is Brek Shea. A standout in Major League Soccer, Shea has found things difficult since transferring to Europe. He’s made only five appearances for the English Premier League side Stoke City since arriving in January 2013, and is now on loan with Barnsley of the English Championship for the rest of the season. Shea knows he can’t slip up now.And those three aren’t the only ones in that position. Alejandro Bedoya, Juan Agudelo and John Brooks all face a similar challenge when it comes to impressing Klinsmann. The sheer number of World Cup squad hopefuls means someone is bound to miss out.In all likelihood, Klinsmann will give appearances to some players who are nailed on to start the team’s first World Cup group game against Ghana, while at the same time mixing in those looking to catch his eye.Of course, there could be a number of unforeseen circumstances between now and May that shake up the USMNT roster pool, with things like injuries, the emergence of young talent or a simple loss of form.But no matter which way you look at it, the final whistle in Cyprus will mean the journey to the World Cup has reached its final stage.So while many Americans might not see the tournament coming into view, the collection of players hoping to face the likes of Germany and Portugal this summer know that their chance is sharply in focus. read more

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