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Does Open Source’s Rise Spell The End Of Traditional Software Vendors?

first_imgWhich is not, of course, the same as taking over the software industry.Wither The Traditional Software Vendor?Back in 2007, SugarCRM CEO Larry Augustin keynoted the Open Source Business Conference, and relayed a disturbing fact: over time, open-source companies tend to become more like the legacy vendors they displace. Augustin analyzed the P&Ls of Salesforce.com, Red Hat and other vendors and came to the conclusion that “by year six, the financials of an open source company tend to look identical to that of a traditional proprietary software company.”Why? Because ultimately open-source companies, like the traditional vendors they seek to displace, must also rely on expensive sales and marketing machines to get to scale. The laws of business gravity still apply.Not surprisingly, many open-source vendors also look like traditional vendors almost from the start, in the sense that they combine open source and proprietary software (usually tooling and add-ons) to acclerate sales. In the Hadoop market, Cloudera uses this so-called “Open Core” model, while Hortonworks does not. While it remains to be seen who will win the long run, in the short term Cloudera leads the market and will reportedly have over $100 million in sales in 2013.At the same time, legacy tech vendors have embraced open source when it suits them. EMC has built a Big Data solution around Hadoop. IBM has made billions by selling hardware and software solutions around open source, with a mega services business also heavily dependent on open source. Old dogs sometimes can learn new tricks, apparently.No One Can See The Open Source FutureAs such, while it seems a safe bet that open source will continue to grow, it’s less clear that this will be the end of traditional vendors like IBM, SAP or Oracle.As Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus, an open-source cloud vendor, suggested to me in an email exchange:We said [open source would eliminate proprietary vendors] 10 years ago, too, and then VMware came from nowhere and became 4-5 times Red Hat’s size. AWS is built on open source, but it isn’t open itself. DynamoDB and EMR compete against open source without supporting open source.I don’t want to sound negative on open source. I just don’t think it’s necessarily possible that it will win everything in infrastructure.For companies like Oracle I guess it’s too early to tell whether they are like DEC or like IBM. The former disappeared, the latter remains.It would be convenient to draw a line in the sand and call for the death of everything old and the elevation of everything new. But it would also be wrong. The history of what has succeeded and what has failed in open source is messy and inconclusive. We shouldn’t expect the future to be any different. Related Posts Matt Asay Tags:#Android#Apple#cloud computing#Hadoop#iOS#legacy vendors#mobile#Open Source 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair After years of struggling to swim against the tides of open source and cloud computing, traditional software vendors are clearly under fire. At the same time, it’s also clear that open source is driving most of the big trends in technology today, from mobile to cloud to Big Data.What isn’t clear, however, is that going forward all technology vendors will become Red Hat.Open Source’s Outsized ImpactTen years ago, a new open source company or project was news. Not anymore. Open source dominates mobile, with Android displacing the seemingly unbeatable iOS in both smartphones and tablets. Open source also dominates cloud, with every significant cloud platform except Azure built using open source. And even Azure treats open-source technologies as first-class citizens on its platform. And open source dominates Big Data, with Hadoop and NoSQL technologies the major forces used for managing the world’s data explosion.But open source is more than software.Now we have “open source” car and bike sharing in Minnesota, an open source village cellular network in Mexico, open source data centers and more. While not truly open source—many of these projects don’t adhere to the Open Source Definition and don’t even try to do so—each indicates just how pervasive open source’s impact has been.Indeed, open source is so big, it has even taken over Dilbert:last_img read more

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Lenovo to launch Vibe K4 Note successor Vibe K5 Note in India in coming weeks

first_imgChinese tech company Lenovo has taken to micro-blogging website Twitter to announce that it will launch the Vibe K4 Note successor, aka the Vibe K5 Note in India in the coming weeks. The company had launched the Vibe K5 Note first in China, and only recently in Thailand. The phone is a stark departure from the Vibe K4 Note from a design point per se, and features a premium all-metal body and rear-mounted fingerprint t scanner. The Vibe K4 Note was all-plastic.You don’t have to worry about a ‘house-full’ when you have the best seat in the house. The #KillerNote5 is coming. pic.twitter.com/MmowJKRV56 Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) July 15, 2016The Vibe K5 Note has a 5.5-inch fullHD LTPS display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor coupled with Mali-T860 GPU and 2GB/3GB of RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card slot. The dualSIM device supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Vibe UI. It sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) along with dualLED (dual-tone) flash. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Also Read: Lenovo Vibe K4 Note gets the wooden treatmentThe Vibe K5 Note is backed by a 3,500mAh battery. Dolby Atmos surround technology is supported. The phone is available in the colours Gold and Silver in China and retails at 1099 Yuan (roughly $167 or Rs 11,185).     advertisementLenovo meanwhile launched an all-new variant of the Vibe K4 Note in India on Thursday, giving the budget phablet a wooden makeover. The Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Wooden Edition has been priced at Rs 11,499 and is an Amazon India-exclusive.The K4 Note comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective covering and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop which is topped with the company’s VibeUI.last_img read more

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a month agoArsenal hero Pires keen to see Henry in the Premier League

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Pires keen to see Henry in the Premier Leagueby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Robert Pires would like to see Thierry Henry in the Premier League.Pires believes former Arsenal teammate Henry deserves a second crack at management in the Premier League, despite his nightmare spell in charge of Monaco.“I saw Thierry a few weeks ago for the game against Tottenham at the Emirates and he is waiting,” said the Frenchman.“He is waiting for something, for the new challenge.“Some people say ‘Yeah, but he was a mistake with Monaco’. I say no.“When you start like this, like Thierry, if you have only three months it’s so difficult to prove something. And especially at this moment. Monaco were so bad, it was so difficult, they had a lot of injuries.“He told me it was a good experience with Monaco. Unfortunately only three months. But he’s ready. He’s ready for the new job and he’s waiting for something.“I think he deserves to have a second chance, maybe in the Premier League.” last_img read more

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Daughter from livein relationship Assam Delhi HC asks exArmy man to move

first_imgNew Delhi: An ex-Army man has failed to get the custody of his minor daughter, born out of a live-in relationship he had in Assam, as the Delhi High Court said it did not have the jurisdiction to entertain the plea.The high court said since the minor was born in Assam and is presently in the custody of her maternal grandmother and aunt, he can approach the Gauhati High Court for relief.The former Army man has two children from his live-in partner who died in 2015 due to some serious complications during her third pregnancy. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderA son born out of his live-in relationship resides with the man and his wife in Delhi.A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Brijesh Sethi said it was not inclined to entertain the petition for habeas corpus since the minor girl whose custody was sought resides in Guwahati beyond the territorial jurisdiction of this court.The man visited his daughter in January along with his lawyer and asked for her custody which was declined by the minor’s relatives, his petition said and added that no action was taken by authorities even after he filed a police complaint. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThereafter, he filed a habeas corpus plea in the Delhi High Court seeking custody of his minor daughter.A habeas corpus petition is filed for producing before a court a person who is under arrest or in unlawful custody.The man’s counsel submitted that this court ought to exercise its plenary power under Article 226 of the Constitution, and allow the habeas corpus petition, directing the girl’s relatives to handover her custody to him.The bench said there can be no quarrel with the position in law that a habeas corpus petition seeking custody of a minor child is maintainable under Article 226 of the Constitution.However, in this case, the court exercising territorial jurisdiction over the minor has to be the court where she ordinarily resides.The court granted liberty to the man to approach the Gauhati High Court for relief.last_img read more

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Status of Women Canada supports certification system for gender equality

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government is devoting nearly $860,000 to a project that could end up creating a certification system to let Canadians know how well companies are doing when it comes to gender equality.The three-year project led by the UN’s Global Compact Network Canada will involve working with the private sector to develop a plan to get rid of the barriers women face in the workplace, including better policies on sexual harassment and balancing a job with caring for a family.Helle Bank Jorgensen, president of the network, says one of the goals is to find a way for companies to measure themselves against a set of gender-equality standards and be recognized for their efforts.She likened the idea to how some buildings can now be certified for their environmentally friendly design.Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef says that in Canada, women hold only one-fifth of the positions on corporate boards.The funding, announced on International Women’s Day, is also meant to help corporations improve those statistics, as well as increase the number of women represented throughout the organization.last_img read more

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28 people facing criminal charges for Labrador occupation make court appearance

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsLand protectors in Labrador facing charges stemming from a protest at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project outside Happy Valley Goose Bay made their first court appearance Tuesday.Last fall, Innu and Inuit peoples led ongoing opposition to the project over environmental concerns.They say they’re not criminals, and charges won’t stop Indigenous protests.troache@aptn.calast_img

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Wetsuweten members say pipeline company removed cultural property

first_imgHOUSTON, B.C. – Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation are alleging the company trying to build a natural gas pipeline through its territory “wilfully, illegally, and violently destroyed” cultural and private property this weekend.In a statement issued Monday, members of the nation say the area in question is not included in Coastal GasLink’s plans and the company has not provided copies of any work permits for the area.It is the same area along a logging road leading to the company’s planned work site where RCMP enforced an injunction on Jan. 7, arresting 14 people and removing a barrier on the road. Coastal GasLink says in a statement that all work it’s doing is “approved and permitted and in full compliance” with its environmental assessment certificate and the company has met all required pre-construction conditions.It says the property in question was a tent structure on the road, plus two other tents in a pullout area that were deemed unsafe or unstable by crews.It says the areas are active work zones and any obstructions impeding crews from safely accessing them is in contravention to the court order.last_img read more

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46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

CALGARY — A new poll says the number of Canadians who are $200 or less away from financial insolvency at month-end has jumped to 46 per cent, up from 40 per cent in the previous quarter, as interest rates rise. A survey conducted for insolvency firm MNP Ltd. in December also found that 31 per cent of Canadians say they don’t make enough to cover their bills and debt payments, up seven per cent from the September poll.The results released today also indicated that 51 per cent of respondents say they are feeling the pinch of interest rate increases, up from 45 per cent a quarter ago.As well, 45 per cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses.MNP’s president Grant Bazian says many Canadians have so little wiggle room that any rise in living costs or interest payments can tip them over the edge.Ipsos, which conducts the quarterly poll for MNP, surveyed 2,154 Canadians online from Dec. 7 to Dec. 12.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.The Canadian Press read more

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FM: Morocco Supports the Democratic Aspirations of Venezuelan People

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita has reiterated Morocco’s support for all actions in favor of the Venezuelan people’s legitimate aspirations to democracy. Bourita announced Morocco’s support after his talks with Colombian counterpart Carlos Holmes Trujillo in Rabat on Friday, June 21. During the meeting with Trujillo, the Moroccan minister discussed the worsening situation in Venezuela.Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro named himself president for a second term in January of this year, following a widely boycotted election. International commentators and activists within Venezuela continue to call for a fair and democratic election, with most supporting the leader of the opposition, Juan Gaido. Bourita said that Morocco continues to closely monitor developments in Venezuela.“It [Morocco] maintains regular contact with those who carry the legitimate aspirations of the Venezuelan people to democracy and change,” Bourita said.Bourita also announced that he received Jose Ignacio Guedez, Guaido’s special envoy on Friday, June 21.During the meeting, Bourita announced Morocco’s readiness to “listen to the latest developments in the political and humanitarian situation in Venezuela and to work in a regional setting.”Read also: Colombia Renews Support for Morocco’s Western Sahara StanceBourita also recalled that he had a telephone interview with Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido. The phone interview is the second of its kind. The first took place on January 29.During the conversation, Bourita informed Guaido of Morocco’s support for the legitimate aspirations of the Venezuelan people.Earlier this year, Guaido reiterated his determination to renew relations between Morocco and Venezuela on a “healthy and serene basis” and to remove the obstacles that hindered their development, including Maduro’s presidency and its position on the Western Sahara conflict.Guaido’s supporters in the interim government also informed Morocco of its determination to reconsider their recognition of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi republic SADR.The foreign affairs advisor at the Venezuelan National Assembly, Manuel Avendano, said that recognizing the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was more in line with “left ideologies, like those of Nicolas Maduro’s regime” rather than “a real quest for a peaceful and political solution to the dispute over the Sahara.” read more

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Heavy rain to continue today

Fishing and naval communities have been requested to be vigilant over strong winds, showery weather and rough seas in the areas off the coast from Mannar to Batticaloa via Jaffna and Trincomalee. The department of meteorology says heavy rain will be experienced in most parts of the country today.The department said that a depression in the Bay of Bengal was centered about 250 km east of Mullattivu coast at 02.00 a.m. today. It is likely to move in westward direction and deepen in to a deep depression. “Under the influence of the depression most parts of the island will experience rainy conditions. Strong winds and very heavy rain falls(more than 150 mm) will also occur in the Eastern, Northern, North- central and North -western provinces. Scattered heavy rain falls (more than 100 mm) are also expected elsewhere,” the department of meteorology said. read more

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International students awarded for good marks

Four international students received certificates recently for having the highest overall average in their four-year university careers.Pranoy Chowdhury, Ayon Ratul Islam, Yifan Zhao and Wenjin Yang received awards from the Office of International Services during the International Students’ Association annual soiree in April. It was the 32nd year for the soiree.The International Students’ Association is the university’s longest-running student club event.Christina Bosilo, Ayon Ratul Islam, John KaethlerChristina Bosilo, Wenjin Yang, John KaethlerChristina Bosilo, Yifan Zhao read more

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UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate continuing exodus of

UN refugee agency UNHCR, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) lauded the joint declaration that agrees to reinforce cooperation, communication and coordination between the countries of transit and destination; strengthen measures against people-smuggling and trafficking; and protect the most vulnerable by combatting discrimination, xenophobia and sexual and gender-based violence.”The continuing exodus of Venezuelans surpasses and exceeds the capacities and resources of governments in the region”, said Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants. “This implies an urgent challenge for the countries hosting them”.The road map was adopted late last week during the International Technical Meeting of the Quito Process, in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, with the participation of 14 Latin American and Caribbean governments, UN agencies, regional organizations, development banks and civil society.It is crucial to continue expanding and strengthening the participation of countries of the region in this Process – Joint UNHCR-IOM Special RepresentativeMr. Stein maintained that the Quito Process “represents a key space for communication and coordination among States”. “There are many good practices in the region and governments benefit from opportunities for exchange, articulation and harmonization”, he added, explaining that “it is crucial to continue expanding and strengthening the participation of countries of the region in this Process.”The meeting highlighted the actions and efforts of the regional countries, not only in terms of reception, documentation and humanitarian assistance, but also in promoting access to health, education, employment, and housing on behalf of Venezuelan refugees and migrants.Agreement over specific actionsThe Road Map of the Buenos Aires Chapter sets out specific actions on human trafficking, healthcare and for recognizing academic qualifications of Venezuelan professionals, as well as establishing information and reception centres.A so-called Information Card for Regional Mobility is a priority commitment, to complement and strengthen the documentation and registration processes at national levels where it exists or is being developed.The governments also agreed to collaborate in mitigating the impact of the crisis in the region by mobilizing resources to support the implementation of the Quito Plan of Action and the Road Map.UNHCR and IOM reiterated their support to countries affected by the outflow of Venezuelans and called for strengthened international funding so that current actions may continue, and new projects can be implemented.According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela around the world has now exceeded four million. read more

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Australia Hay Point coal terminal expands again

first_imgBHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) will expand the Hay Point coal terminal in central Queensland, Australia to accommodate the throughput required to support new mine projects. Aurecon Hatch will provide engineering services for the HPX3 terminal expansion project, which will increase output capacity to 55 Mt/y of coal.The design scope includes:New 2-km trestleTwo new outloading conveyor streamsTwo new surge bins on a 10.2-ha reclamation that will replace existing infrastructureNew third berth and dredging worksNew shiploaderAssociated yard and berth tie-in components to transfer coal from the stockpiles to the shiploaders.The Hatch team will also support BMA with documentation and approvals for the HPX3 project.In earlier assignments, Aurecon Hatch provided EPCM services for Hay Point coal terminal expansions HPX1 and HPX2, which increased capacity from 34 to 44 Mt/y.last_img read more

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Double boost for Connacht as Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane sign new

first_img Short URL PRO12 CHAMPIONS CONNACHT have received a double boost with the news that Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane have signed contract extensions with the province.New Zealand native Aki has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal while Ireland international Dillane has agreed terms on a two-year contract. Source: James Crombie/INPHO“The last two years with Connacht Rugby have been incredible,” Aki said.“I moved over here not really knowing what to expect but this place has become home to me and my family now. I am proud to be part of this Connacht team and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together.”The 26-year-old joined Connacht in 2014 on a three-year deal and played a central role in the club’s Pro12 title win last season.His future has been the subject of much speculation recently with interest from France and England but Aki has now committed to the province until the summer of 2020.“I’m really pleased that Bundee and Ultan have committed their futures to Connacht Rugby,” Pat Lam said.“Two talented rugby players, naturally their performances have attracted a lot of attention and there is no doubt that they had options in terms of where they could play.“But I believe it is a massive statement about what we are doing here as a team and an organisation that they were both so determined to continue to play their part.”Securing the services of Aki for a further three seasons is a huge coup for the province, as is the retention of academy graduate Dillane after he was linked with a switch to Munster. 22-year-old Dillane had been linked with a move south. Source: Inpho/Billy SticklandThe powerful forward made his Ireland debut against England at Twickenham last year and has since added four caps to his name.“Connacht Rugby has given me so many opportunities since I started in the Academy and I’m delighted to have signed on again,” the 22-year-old said.“I am enjoying my rugby so much here and am excited about the future of this team and the province.”The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Tuesday 25 Oct 2016, 11:24 AM Double boost for Connacht as Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane sign new contracts The pair have played an integral part in the province’s recent success. By Ryan Bailey 16,077 Views http://the42.ie/3044950 Add us: the42.ie 26 Comments Michael Cheika names three uncapped players in squad for November TestsAfter tough week to start, Tomás O’Leary is ready to make the most of Montpellier chance Oct 25th 2016, 11:24 AM Share139 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Reviewing Asukas final match in Japan before WWE Police comment on Shinsuke

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Shinsuke Nakamura Will Reportedly Return From His Dog Bite Injury Soon Twitter WhatsApp Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Shinsuke Nakamura Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rumored Plans For Rey Mysterio Upon WWE Return Live Podcast: Over 30 Superstars added to the WWE Milk Carton, reviews of RAW and Smackdown Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Pinterest Google+ The latest edition of Wrestleview Weekly with Doug Lackey for June 27, 2018 is now online featuring Doug reviewing Asuka’s final match in Japan before she signed with WWE.The show also features a look back at this week’s episodes of RAW and Smackdown Live, news of the week and checking up on WWE talent who disappeared from television.You can check out the full podcast above.Wrestleview Weekly streams live every Wednesday night on Twitch.tv.Police comment on Shinsuke Nakamura incidentDeadspin.com is featuring an article confirming reports about WWE star Shinsuke Nakamura being pulled from the ring after an incident in Bakersfield this week.A Smackdown live event took place on Monday in Bakersfield and according to the article, Nakamura was injured after a bite to the leg by a police dog.The official police report provided the following details:“On Monday, June 25, 2018, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team were conducting a protective sweep of the Rabobank Arena in preparation for the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour. During the sweep, the EOD Team, which consisted of an explosive detection trained canine team and bomb technicians entered an area of the arena where an employee of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was present. The canine entered the room to sweep for the presence of any explosive material. As the sweep took place the WWE employee was accidentally bit by the canine. The employee sustained an injury to his lower left leg. Medical aid was immediately summoned to the scene and the employee was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRumored Plans For Rey Mysterio Upon WWE ReturnVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:26/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Announces Rey Mysterio Match For SmackDown 1000 Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Championslast_img read more

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Woman fatally injured in jet ski crash in Carlsbad

first_img CARLSBAD (KUSI) – A woman was fatally injured Sunday when two jet skis crashed in a Carlsbad lagoon, authorities said.The collision happened about 4 p.m. at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon on Harrison Street, according to Carlsbad police.A 17-year-old boy was piloting one jet ski, while the other was driven by a man with the fatally injured woman as a passenger, said police.The 39-year-old woman died at the hospital. She was taken from the accident scene in extremely critical condition. Her name was withheld pending family notification.No additional injuries were reported.The cause of the collision is under investigation.Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 19, 2019 Posted: August 19, 2019 Woman fatally injured in jet ski crash in Carlsbad KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Taylor Wessing reports a 135 mean gender pay gap

first_imgInternational law firm Taylor Wessing has reported a 13.5% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.Taylor Wessing’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 32.8% as at 5 April 2017.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2017 is 29.3%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus pay is 53.5%. Over this period, 50.3% of female employees received a bonus payment compared to 51% of male employees.Under half (46%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Taylor Wessing are female, compared to 43% in the second quartile, 71% in the third quartile and 69% in the lowest pay quartile. Overall, 64% of the total workforce at Taylor Wessing are female, with the majority employed in business services.Taylor Wessing attributes its gender pay gap to the fact that there are more women than men employed in lower paid positions within the firm, for example in its business services roles. This also influences the organisation’s bonus gender pay gap. The gender pay gap for bonus payments is also affected by the fact that the majority of part-time and secretarial roles at Taylor Wessing are fulfilled by women. The law firm’s discretionary bonus scheme, which is available for all employees, is paid as a percentage of salary.To address its gender pay gap, Taylor Wessing will continue to action the steps outlined in its Gender Plan, which was introduced in autumn 2017. This details measures the law firm is taking to promote gender equality, with an aim to balance leadership, optimise talent retention and improve its clients’ experience.Initiatives from the Gender Plan that have been implemented over the last three years include enhanced maternity and shared parental leave pay, an agile working policy, coaching for new parents across the firm and continuing to support women’s leadership programmes.Furthermore, Taylor Wessing’s talent team and its diversity and inclusion committee will continue to ensure policies and practices at the law firm are fair. This includes actively reviewing decisions around annual performance, pay and bonus activities, as well as creating a culture of inclusion for both men and women.Sian Skelton (pictured), board member and lead partner for diversity and inclusion at Taylor Wessing, said: “We are absolutely committed to creating a diverse and inclusive firm. We may be legally obligated to report our gender pay gap, but we are approaching this as part of our Gender Plan, established in autumn 2017, with a view to demonstrating our commitment to tackling this industry-wide issue and promoting our own culture of transparency.“We are confident these initiatives will help continue to address our gender pay gap, although we acknowledge that there is still a lot we can do, and a lot that we can share and learn from each other. Despite many factors at play which are still outside of our control, we are determined in our commitment to improving this issue in the wider legal industry.”last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Tourism Fiji has this w

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTourism Fiji has this week hosted suppliers at the 2018 Boutique Luxury Roadshow in Australia. Spread across four cities, the roadshow kicked off on Monday in Brisbane, before moving on to Sydney (23 October), Melbourne (24 October) and Adelaide (25 October).Participating were 14 luxury boutique suppliers, including Likuliku, Kokomo and Royal Davui, all of whom were independent properties and not part of a global chain.The frontline sellers were hand-picked by Tourism Fiji. In a speed-dating style format, each supplier was allocated eight minutes to showcase their product to small groups of agents. At each event, there was also a chance to win some luxury prizes. Demand was so high for the inaugural Boutique Luxury Roadshow that spaces were filled by consultants three months ahead of the roadshow dates.The showcase received a positive response and great feedback from agents and suppliers, who said the format provided a valuable platform to discuss products and information.Jenni Triffitt from Perchalla & Turner Travel Associates praised Tourism Fiji and the suppliers, saying “it was so well run, such high quality of suppliers”.Pictured above is Tourism Fiji’s State Manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, Kara Nelson, with some Fijian warriors during the event held last night in Adelaide.Pictured in the lead image at the Pier One Sydney Harbour from left to right are Richard Hankin, Yasawa Island Resort & Spa; Hal Caldwell, Tourism Fiji Regional Manager; Christine McCann, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort; Jason Sacriz and David McMahon from Tourism Fiji; Jennifer Grayson, Nanuku Auberge Resort; Shannon Keefe, Namale Resort; Ali Fleming, Pacific Island Air; Kristina Gerovac, Savasi Island Resort; Tara Dewar, Kokomo Private Island Fiji; Karen Marvell, Vomo Island Fiji; Christopher Southwick, Royal Davui; Samantha Muspratt, Likuliku Lagoon Fiji; Nina Eivers, Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji; Kerry Molloy, Dolphin Island, Fiji.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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January 14 2003 Wes Ozier experiments with incor

first_imgJanuary 14, 2003Wes Ozier experiments with incorporating a ‘Living Machine’ into the East-housing garden, using techniques learned from Ocean Arks International . [Photo: Wes Ozier & text: sa] This ‘Living System’ consists of one closed and two open tanks. [Photo & text: sa] The open tanks have beds of gravel and soil that will help cleanse the water and provide it to the plants. A small pump will keep the water circulating. [Photo: Wes Ozier & text: sa] Wes transplanted aquatic plants from the oxidation pond into the two open tanks of the ‘living machine system’. The system will cleanse grey water from the East Housing kitchen for use in the surrounding gardens. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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