TCIs Jennings wins bronze in Kenya

first_img#Colbydidit#BronzeforTKS#ColbyJenningstrackstar Related Items:#Colbydidit #BronzeforTKS, #ColbyJenningstrackstar, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNairobi, Kenya – July 14, 2017 – Jennings did it! Secured IAAF hardware at the World Youth Games in Nairobi, Kenya for Turks and Caicos.  Colby Jennings almost did not attend the Games but now has a BRONZE story to tell after running a personal best (PB) and placing third in the 400m Men’s final today.Colby Jennings, a student of Jamaica College ran a blazing 46.77 behind Guyana’s Daniel Williams and Jamaica’s Antonio Watson; all three with PBs.Edith Skippings, President of the TCAAAs is dizzy with joy as are others in the TCI sporting community – CONGRATULATIONS COLBY ON A STELLAR SHOWING FOR TKS –  More to come later.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Simeone backs Costa to end goal drought

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has backed Diego Costa to break his LaLiga goal scoring drought.The Brazil-born Spanish international striker has failed to find the net in his last 17 top-flight appearances, but he scored against Monaco in the Champions League in September and hit a brace in Atletico’s UEFA Super Cup victory over rivals,Real Madrid.“Of course, he is working so that the goals return,” Simeone said at a post-match news conference after his side bounced back from a crushing 4-0 Champions League loss away to Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad.“He is extraordinary and very important for us, for all the things he does in the dressing room. If you play like he did [against Sociedad], you are very close to scoring. It is the way.”Meanwhile, Lucas Hernandez was withdrawn at half-time in the game against Sociedad as a precaution due to muscle fatigue, with Filipe Luis replacing him.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“At first [Lucas] started to feel a little pain, we knew that if he started feeling more, we would stop before there was anything worse,” Simeone said, according to FourFourTwo.“He has an extraordinary present and future and has Godin and Filipe that will not let him rest.”“They do not stop fighting. It is the strength of the team in recent years.”Simeone also revealed he is looking forward to watching Sunday’s El Clasico, although Atletico will be overtaken in the table by Barcelona if they avoid defeat against Madrid at Camp Nou.“I care about today,” he added. “[El Clasico] is a great game with two extraordinary teams, hopefully an encounter that we can all enjoy.”last_img read more

Man shot killed in alley near Spring Valley

first_img SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) – A man was fatally shot Thursday morning in an alley in the La Presa area south of Spring Valley, authorities said.Dispatchers received multiple reports of gunfire shortly after 1:20 a.m. near the intersection of Delrose Avenue and Elkelton Boulevard, just west of state Route 125, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Karla Menzies said.Deputies responded to the area and found a man lying in an alley near the intersection suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Menzies said.Paramedics responded, but the man, whose age was not immediately available, was pronounced dead at the scene, the lieutenant said.The circumstances leading up to the shooting were under investigation and no suspect descriptions were immediately available.Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call sheriff’s homicide investigators at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200 after-hours or on weekends. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, or online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, March 21, 2019 Posted: March 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Man shot, killed in alley near Spring Valleylast_img read more

Microsoft Asks US to Let It Disclose Security Requests

first_img Enroll Now for Free Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it has written to the U.S. Attorney General to ask for more freedom to disclose how it handles requests for customer data from national security organizations.The appeal comes a week after the Guardian newspaper reported that Microsoft allowed U.S. security agencies to circumvent encryption of Outlook emails and capture Skype online chats, citing leaked documents provided by Edward Snowden.The world’s largest software company said there were “significant inaccuracies” in the media reports last week and asserted it does not allow any government direct or unfettered access to customers’ emails, instant messages or data.In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder made public on Tuesday, company lawyer Brad Smith asked Holder to take action personally to permit Microsoft to reveal more about how many security requests it receives and how it handles them.”We believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, yet the Government is stopping us,” said Smith in a blog on Microsoft’s website.He said government lawyers have not responded to a court motion made in mid-June asking for permission to publish the volume of requests it has received.So far, the U.S. government has restricted what companies can say under about the requests under the highly secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Last month, it allowed the disclosure of aggregate numbers of requests for customer data, but not the breakdown of the split between surveillance and crime-related requests.Microsoft and Google Inc., along with Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and other U.S. tech leaders are scrambling to assert their independence after documents leaked to the Guardian suggested they gave the U.S. government “direct access” to customer accounts as part of a National Security Agency (NSA) program called Prism.The Guardian went further in detailing Microsoft’s collusion with the NSA last week, citing new top-secret documents it said were leaked by Snowden, the original source of the Prism reports.Microsoft did not directly mention the latest Guardian report, but contradicted its central claims.”Microsoft does not provide any government with direct and unfettered access to our customers’ data,” said Smith in his blog. “Microsoft only pulls and then provides the specific data mandated by the relevant legal demand.”(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gary Hill and Andre Grenon)Related: How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now July 17, 2013 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min readlast_img read more

How This ExGoogler Is Reinventing the Way Security Cameras Work

first_img This story appears in the July 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 29, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Carter Maslan’s idea for a smart security-cam app came about after he spent four-plus years at Google. As director of product management working on the Google Street View project, he learned through usability tests that people wanted the ability to access real-time video and search footage for noteworthy events.“From the beginning, the idea was to make video smart and super-responsive,” he says. The result was an app called Camio. “We like to think of it as an ad hoc security camera that gives you exactly what you want.”What distinguishes Camio from a basic webcam is that the app, which works with images gathered via a smartphone camera, leverages proprietary algorithms to be selective about what it uploads to its cloud-based storage. According to Maslan, the algorithms can differentiate between “ordinary” events (such as lighting changes) and “extraordinary” events (such as a rock thrown through a window).Camio’s algorithms can also analyze footage to detect humans; users can then search archived video by keywords. Earlier this spring, the San Francisco Bay Area company unveiled Camio Daily, an email digest of still shots that the algorithms predict customers will find most interesting.Maslan says that by reducing the total amount of data uploaded and stored, Camio can use significantly less bandwidth than a traditional webcam. He adds that because the service encrypts its video, all footage is safe behind a password-protected login.“We see this as a different spin on the Internet of Things,” he says, referring to the trend to connect everyday devices to the internet and equip them with sensors to collect data. “Instead of giving you every possible second of footage, we’re giving you only the stuff you might actually use, and we’re giving it to you in a way that puts you in charge of how you might use it.”Maslan has been developing the technology since he left Google in June 2011. Over the next 18 months, he kicked in $240,000 of his own cash to keep the project rolling. By 2013, a number of former Google colleagues came onboard as angel investors. Last year, Maslan closed a $1.6 million seed round led by Freestyle Capital, which helped him bring the app to market and his staff up to 12.So far, the majority of Camio customers are individual users—dog owners, nanny employers, even moms and dads who want to keep an eye on sleeping babies. But Maslan says small and midsize businesses represent a growing segment of the customer base. And why not? The first smartphone setup is free (additional setups start at $9 per phone per month), and Camio stores 30 days’ worth of searchable video in the cloud.That’s what got Maura Joyce, office manager for a dental practice in San Francisco, to try it. In April she spent $49 on an Android smartphone, downloaded Camio, then set up the device to monitor a back stairway at the office, 24/7. She figures that compared to installing a dedicated security-cam system, Camio’s repurposed smartphone will save hundreds of dollars per year.“We have formal security on the doors and windows, but we wanted to add this for cheap,” she says. “Price and the fact that the system automatically alerts you when something happens were the two main reasons we decided to move in this direction.” Register Now »last_img read more

Revamps and rewards with Contiki Crystal learning platforms

first_imgRevamps and rewards with Contiki, Crystal learning platforms Posted by Friday, January 12, 2018 Tags: Contiki, Crystal Cruises, Education TORONTO — Contiki has updated its travel agent eLearning program ContikiU to include a more simplified way to earn Contiki Rewards.Contiki says the program will now feature two levels toward graduation, each boasting “snack size” training modules, ranging from five to 15 minutes each, to be completed at the agent’s leisure. The incentive program offers agents of all ages access to exclusive Contiki rewards based on the number of bookings they make.Agents can register for ContikiU by visiting contiki.com/agents.Agents who complete Level 1, consisting of the mandatory ‘Introduction to Contiki’ and ‘Europe with Contiki’ modules, will now be eligible to earn ‘Contiki Rewards’.Those who also complete Level 2, consisting of the mandatory ‘Asia with Contiki’, ‘The New Contiki Agent Site’ and ‘How to Sell Contiki to Millennials’ courses, will not only be able to redeem for rewards, they will also be qualified to join any of the upcoming four fam trips planned for 2018.“We know millennials and have seen more and more that are willing to seek the expertise of travel agents,” says Sheralyn Berry, Vice President of Sales for Contiki Canada. “This year, we updated our ContikiU program to allow agents of all ages to enrol and earn rewards – in the form of Contiki trips or cash rewards. We want to help them understand the millennial audience and ensure that they are knowledgeable of our products. ContikiU will further enhance our commitment to our valued travel agent partners and provide them with the insight and expertise they need to be successful. Not to mention, the incentive of accessing our amazing Contiki Rewards program!”More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upUpon completion of the two mandatory modules in Level 1, agents will graduate to become a ‘Contiki Champion’ and will be eligible for exclusive ‘Contiki Rewards’ that includes something for everyone from Contiki travel bags, free Contiki trips, and cash rewards (for those over the age of 35 or who simply want the money). The updated rewards program will be based on the amount of bookings made by the graduate. Champions who book:2 Contiki trips will receive a Contiki Parkland lunch kit5 Contiki trips will receive a $50 Contiki Store gift card (redeemable for Contiki branded merchandise), and Contiki swag7 Contiki trips will receive a $200 Visa gift card10 Contiki trips will receive a free Contiki trip (valued at $2,000) or $500 cash15 Contiki trips will receive a free Contiki trip (valued at $2,500) or $750 cash20 Contiki trips will receive one of the following: a free Contiki trip (valued at $3,000) or Travel with a friend or $1,000 cash50 Contiki trips will receive one of the following: a free Contiki trip (valued at $5,000) or Travel with a friend or $2,500 cashCrystal Cruises has also revamped its agent learning centre, debuting its newly renamed Partner Resource Center and also relaunching its updated Travel Agent University.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthFormerly the Travel Agent Center, the Partner Resource Center now has an updated platform, improved functionality and a comprehensive collection of materials and tools, says the cruise line.“We greatly value our relationships with our travel partners, and appreciate the extensive time and effort they put into growing their business,” says Carmen Roig, Crystal’s Senior VP of Marketing and Sales.Aimed at retail partners looking to expand their Crystal business, the new platform provides access to:Training videos and webinarsSales and marketing kitCrystal news and media centerCruise GuidebooksCruiseBuilder 3.0Personalized URL servicesTravel documents and forms portalCrystal sales team bios and backgroundsSpecial offersTravel partner faresCrystal says agents can also increase their Crystal product knowledge through enhanced training modules with the cruise line’s Travel Agent University. The modules have been redeveloped to represent the key selling points of each brand experience across Crystal’s luxury portfolio, including Ocean, River, Yacht Expedition and Air.The first three modules – Crystal’s Multi-Brand experience (billed as a high-level review of All Things Crystal), Crystal Ocean and Crystal River – are scheduled to launch next week. The Yacht Expedition and Private Jet Journeys modules will launch in the weeks to come. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more