Dear Editor,In last Cabinet’s press briefing, Minister Joseph Harmon mention that the three tiers of Government must work together in order for Government to be successful in serving the people.This is a fallacy, and it is evident that the minister only speaks about respect to local government authorities. Many decisions that are being agreed upon by majority agreement, or even unanimously, are not being respected and implemented by the Government-appointed Regional Executive Officer in the Regional Democratic Councils that are being governed by People’s Progressive Party.Just a few months ago, a motion was unanimously agreed upon by the Regional Democratic Council for Region Six to provide transportation for school children of affected sugar workers. To date, there has been no implementation of this decision. Government may want to give the excuse that this expense was not budgeted for, so it can’t be implemented.Government should know that when three David G buses were implemented in one year, the expenses for drivers, fuel and maintenance were taken out from the budget when those provisions were not catered for in the budget. This cost for the sustenance of the David G bus programme is costing taxpayers millions to sustain the program. So why can’t sugar workers’ children enjoy the same benefit?Maybe because they are not the coalition Government’s children, or just because their parents are PPP supporters.Minister Amna Ally, at a Fyrish, Corentyne handing over ceremony of a David G bus, said, ‘Region Six did not vote for us, but the coalition Government still supports the people.’ This is a clear case of discrimination, and raises a lot of questions.I can be proven incorrect if this coalition Government can give clearance for the motions to be implemented immediately, to help these poor children to go to school.The President, at almost all the five Bs programme, reminds people that children should be given equal access to education. I only hope he remembers that and implement it immediately.Don’t play politics with children and their education.Another example where this coalition Government don’t respect local democracy is when the RDC in Region Six propose in their 2018 budget rehabilitation and extension of a fishing wharf and access road to the wharf at Chesney, Albion Corentyne, but that was taken out from the budget and another project was given preference. This particular project would have improved and expanded the fishing industry in this area, where more than 1500 persons directly benefit, and a few hundred indirectly.The question is: why get rid of a project of this magnitude? This is a national disgrace when you speak something that you really don’t practice.Sincerely,Zamal HussainRDC CouncillorRegion Six
Spurs were without two goalkeepers in Hugo Lloris (thigh) and Michel Vorm (knee) so Paulo Gazzaniga came in for his debut.Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli (both hamstring) were also sidelined, but Danny Rose made his first Premier League start since January.It was Palace who put Gazzaniga under immediate pressure as the Argentine failed to collect Wilfried Zaha’s cross but Mamadou Sakho failed to capitalise.At the other end, Harry Kane’s volley lacked the power to beat Palace keeper Julian Speroni.Harry Winks and Kane both received treatment for knocks and that disruption hampered the hosts’ bid to find their tempo.Tottenham did have most of the possession with Rose heading wide from Serge Aurier’s cross while Kane nodded off target after a deflected Rose cross had fallen nicely to him.Zaha’s pace caused Spurs’ defence problems but Eric Dier was equal to the task with a number of important interceptions.Spurs had further half chances before the break as Jan Vertonghen’s deflected 20-yard strike came close to deceiving Speroni while Son’s left-footed shot missed the target when the South Korean was well-placed.– Gazzaniga saves –Mousa Dembele came on for a clearly struggling Winks after half-time, putting the midfielder’s participation for England’s upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil in doubt following Alli’s withdrawal from the national squad.It was Palace who started the second half the brighter with Andros Townsend bursting down the left before his shot was pushed away by Gazzaniga, who had started to grow in confidence in the home goal.The visitors, with just one previous victory to their name all season, really should have taken the lead as Aurier gave the ball away to Townsend. The Palace winger then fed Zaha, who rounded Gazzaniga, only to fire wide of an empty net.Gazzaniga then came to Tottenham’s rescue again as he kept out Luka Milivojevic’s header from Yohan Cabaye’s corner from point blank range.But just as it looked like Palace were getting in the ascendancy, Tottenham struck in the 64th minute.Sissoko’s cross was not properly cleared and Son delightfully picked his spot with a 20-yard left-foot shot that saw him score for the third time this season.Palace continued to cause problems for Spurs, especially down the left-hand side with Zaha unable to produce a finish after one such run.Cabaye also shot wide from 25 yards as Palace belied their position as the Premier League’s basement club.Kane was replaced by Fernando Llorente with 14 minutes to go, although he did not appear to have suffered majopr damage from an earlier knock.Palace continued to create chances, with Scott Dann heading wide from Cabaye’s corner, but Son really should have killed the game off when he dragged his shot into the side netting after being through by Vertonghen.Moments later Son was in again only for his lack of pace to let him down.Davinson Sanchez then failed to make proper connection with a Christian Eriksen corner but Spurs still held out for victory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 5, 2017© AFP Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 5 – Son Heung-Min’s second-half goal gave Tottenham Hotspur a nervy 1-0 Premier League victory over bottom club Crystal Palace in a London derby at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.But Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-ravaged side failed to hit the heights of Wednesday’s memorable 3-1 Champions League victory over Real Madrid and the title-chasers were fortunate to claim all three points.
Related Posts China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#marketing#start#Venture Funding tim devaney and tom stein What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How to Get Started in China and Have Success Web groceries, sock puppets, podcasting – Internet trends come and go. The trick is to know when the end is near and avoid doing something foolish, like paying $580 million for MySpace. Today, that means consumer Internet startups taking on celebrity investors.The Benefits Of Being FamousThe temptation is understandable. Celebrities offer a startup many potential benefits. Bold-face names can attract instant attention and help draw paying customers. At the same, they can establish credibility with investors, who these days will fund consumer Internet companies only if they can demonstrate a customer-acquisition cost lower than Kim Kardashian’s neckline.Plus, the celebs are into it too. Ever since Ashton Kutcher and Bono got (way more) rich investing in startups like Foursquare and Airbnb (Kutcher) and Facebook and Dropbox (Bono), every Hollywood star and has-been wants in on a hot startup.But if you have a consumer Internet company and you don’t already have a celebrity investor, you’ve pretty much missed the bus. The startup-star marriage is over. Over like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Over like Paris Hilton and DJ Afrojack.Every Which Way But LooseTrouble is, all the good celebs are taken. There are only a handful of stars like Kutcher, who invests serious money and, by all accounts, adds real value to the companies he funds. The rest are just into tech for the buzz. And you don’t want people like that – or their hangers-on – getting their paws on your startup.“This is typical monkey behavior of imitation and greed,” says Paul Kedrosky, a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation who focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. “We’re all a bunch of apes and we see the other apes doing things that make them money and get them attention, so we imitate. And there’s no place more full of imitative behavior than the entertainment industry. These people are acutely aware of being a fast follower and that currently involves this fondness for technology.” Kedrosky says celebrities come with the same advantages and disadvantages as other angel investors “but dialed to 11.” Some do have domain competencies that match the startups they pair off with – like Lady Gaga and Turntable.fm – but even then they tend to be fickle. They don’t have the attention span for follow-on investments and they hit the exit at the first sign of trouble. “It’s the usual bipolar disorder you get when dealing with angel investors,” Kedrosky says, “but way more exaggerated.”Is Your Startup A “Winner”? Worse, you could end up hitching your company to a Charlie Sheen or Amanda Bynes. “You rise up with them but then they become embroiled in some goat-boy scandal and you fall with them, with no connection to the merits of your company.”If you feel you must recruit a celebrity, aim for a star with a large Twitter following. “If you are going to get an angel investor involved who’s writing smaller checks, they’d better be able to bring a lot of Twitter followers,” Kedrosky advises. “There’s a correlation between people on Twitter with the most followers and the likelihood they’ll become celebrity investors. I have no hard data but I’d argue that is absolutely the case.”Make Sure The Stars AlignAlso make sure your product aligns with the talents of the star, Kedrosky suggests. “If you have some kind of enterprise application for building cloud services, good luck with that. Odds are you won’t get an A-list actor to invest.”Whoever you decide to pursue, you should hurry. The celebrity-investor craze is coming to a close. In fact, Kedrosky thinks it’s time to get out of the consumer Internet business altogether.“As soon as it becomes obvious to people that this is an easy way to make money, then it no longer is easy. So we’re approaching the end of the current cycle. My guess is we’re long past the peak of the consumer Web and the mobile/local/social cycle. It peaked at least a year ago and now you have a bunch of monkeys showing up at the end, not knowing that the meteor has already struck and the fire is coming across the landscape and they are toast.”Hmmm. ToastedMonkey.com? Somebody get Billie Joe Armstrong on the phone!Images courtesy of Shutterstock.
Follow the Puck The amount of data a person can collect in the home is astounding. Nest controls your heating and cooling, collecting historical data of usage patterns. CURB connects to your fuse box to gather data on every outlet. Netatmo measures air particles, humidity and even noise. All this data can be overwhelming, and finding insights can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. However, once AI is trained to work with all this information, it won’t be long before our home lives are improved. VR enters the picture in scenarios like renovations or insurance evaluations — when contractors are able to virtually tour your home from their office, it streamlines processes significantly. How These Technologies Can Work Together in Different Industries As AI develops further potential of running on the edge, these three technologies’ relevance will only increase in significance. Their intersection is the key to unlocking the full potential of IoT applications. And VR is capable of so much more than entertainment and gaming; their greatest uses are in training and diagnostics — and AI and IoT sensors will make that more apparent as we move forward. Related Posts The Final Frontier: The Intersection of VR, AI, and IoT These technologies’ intersection has the potential to disrupt industries such as design, maintenance, logistics and many other fields. On the factory floor, for instance, IoT sensors collecting data on machinery enables predictive maintenance. And the ability to provide a remote visual to technicians in real-time can revolutionize the process. These technologies working in tangent provide the ability to zero in on problems much more effectively. K.R. SanjivChief Technology Officer for Wipro Limited Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Consumers Benefit From the Intersection of AI, VR, and IoT, Too In the digital journey, AI, IoT, and VR are all significant levers to redefine processes for both businesses and consumers. But it’s the combination of the three that will be the most disruptive. For entities looking to effect change, the key is to identify the right opportunity within this intersection and implement a pragmatic solution to leverage all three technologies together. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Consider another example: At my company, we are designing IoT sensors and solutions within the heavy equipment industry, building edge- and cloud-based analytic engines to address geospatial understanding, ring-fencing data and sensor-based performance details, to name a few areas. We are also digitizing this content for training and maintenance within this industry. In the heavy machinery industry, equipment idle time is a huge loss and makes machines prone to theft or misuse. Putting sensors for measuring various parameters such as engine parameters, fuel monitoring, and hydraulic pressures provides real-time analytics on the usage patterns. This demonstrates how a machine can be better utilized or flag any misuse, substantially improving the profitability and user experience for a company. Instances of this three-way intersection are happening across industries — and this trend is already leaking into the consumer market. Smart home sensors are becoming more prolific on the consumer market, and they’re beginning to do more with the data they generate via IoT. Everything from ambient temperature and air quality to lights, electricity, and even human activity can be monitored these days. There’s no shortage of data platforms, and IFTTT is currently serving as a break-fix to help with automation and other smart use cases. And this is just one example. IDC research shows spending on these next-gen technologies grew an estimated 17 percent in 2017 and will only accelerate over the next five years. In other words, we’re set to see a lot more interplay between the three technologies in the not-so-distant future. Tags:#AI#IoT#VR IoT, for example, doesn’t work on a hub-and-spoke model. Currently, the technology operates mostly on the IFTTT model — i.e., “if this, then that” — but relying on AI instead will create smarter, more granular connectivity. This isn’t a farfetched concept: AI requires data, which IoT generates, so it’s a match made in heaven. And VR brings it all together with an immersive visualization of the data, creating heightened simulations that enhance users’ experiences and understanding of a scenario. The use cases don’t stop there; these technologies are combining to improve our lives outside the home as well. Guru, for instance, is using VR to bring static museum artwork to life. AI is used to distinguish between buildings, objects and people in exhibits to identify themes. From there, it brings digital life to the figures and environments, immersing visitors in a whole new way to appreciate the art world. And public transportation can be improved by this technology intersection: Eye Create Worlds has a proof of concept in which a network of IoT sensors are placed throughout a city to allow a remote operator to optimize rail transportation networks in VR. Look at the Tour de France as an example. Today’s cyclists are heading into this summer’s race with significantly more information than previous competitors have been able to afford. Before the race begins, trainers with 360-degree cameras run routes so cyclists can get familiar with them through a VR simulation. Machine learning then uses historical data about the weather, environment and other cyclists to forecast racing conditions. Once the race is underway, heart rate monitors track movement efficiency, while a GPS and other sensors gather data on the bike. Alone, each feature is helpful — there’s no arguing that. But when brought together, users (the cyclists) find themselves in a heightened, immersive experience with the potential to prepare them for the race like no previous cyclists before them. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things are common buzzwords these days, but so often, businesses and individuals alike think of each in its own silo. That’s a disservice to emerging tech because combining each concept’s strengths will lead to solutions previously unimagined. Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutions K.R. Sanjiv is the Chief Technology Officer for Wipro Limited. The views expressed in this article are his own and his employer does not subscribe to the substance or veracity of these views.
MS Dhoni barely seems to struggle on the field. He is one of the fittest cricketers in the world and it has been disconcerting sight for Indian and Chennai Super Kings fans to see Dhoni deal with some pain over the last two matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League.During his match-winning 58 against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, MS Dhoni needed some attention on the field after appearing to be in pain. He was once again attended to by the physio at the Eden Gardens where he made a brisk 16 as Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets to consolidate their position at the top.At the post-match presentation ceremony, MS Dhoni was asked what was bothering him. “Back spasm,” he said. “It’s a little tight right now but hopefully, it will get better.”MS Dhoni is a hard man to please. CSK have won 7 out of their 8 matches in the 2019 IPL but he has constantly asked for improvement from different quarters of his team. However, on Sunday, Dhoni sounded happy with a strong bowling performance and a clinical chase.Chennai Super Kings had lost early wickets but Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja ensured the defending champions got home at the end.”I think the bowling was really good. KKR got off to a very good start but in the middle overs, we bowled very well as a team. Imran Tahir giving us those crucial breakthroughs.”It’s a tough wicket to bowl on. They have some big hitters and we had to get them out. Because of a good bowling performance, we were able to restrict them to a score which was not over par,” Dhoni said.advertisementMS Dhoni generally likes to bide his time in the middle but he came out in an aggressive mood against KKR. He said it was a ploy that came off well and added he was happy with the run chase.”You have to be aggressive because we bat deep. When you are comfortable against a particular bowler, you have to take those extra chances. Wanted to go after the bowlers early and it paid off well. I think it was a good run chase,” he said.MS Dhoni had courted controversy in Jaipur when he stormed onto the pitch to argue with the umpires over a no-ball confusion. He was subsequently fined 50 per cent of his match fee but the likes of Virender Sehwag and Bishan Sigh Bedi felt he had away too lightly.In fact, Virender Sehwag said MS Dhoni should have been banned for at least 1 or 2 matches.However, Michael Hussey said CSK had moved on from the episode and on Sunday, it looked like the players and Dhoni had left behind a controversial chapter as they stormed to another victory. But in the days to come, CSK (and the Indian team management) will be a little concerned with MS Dhoni’s back.Also Read | IPL 2019: Learning a lot from MS Dhoni, happy to be part of CSK, says Imran TahirAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni reveals reason behind post-match interactions with young cricketers
Day 1 of the 2007 X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships will commence Wednesday 19 September from 10.00am at the BCU International Stadium Coffs Harbour with all teams looking forward to opening their account at the showcase Junior event of the year.There are several marquee clashes tomorrow in both the Boys and Girls divisions across the 3 respective pools on the Main field that looks in immaculate condition.In Field One action in the Girls 18s Division, 2006 Grand Finalists New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) the top seeds in Pool B, kick off the program against a well-credentialed Mets team at 10.00am.Later in the day defending Girls champions Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) and the top seeds in Pool A, feature on the “TV Field” against Sunshine Coast at 1.20pm.The 2.10pm clash on Field 1 will be a crackerjack contest between the two top seeds in Pool C of the Girls division, South Queensland Sharks and the Southern Suns.In the Boys Competition, Top seeds in Pool C QSST will look to get their 2007 campaign off to a flyer against the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).In Boys Pool A action, defending champions Mets with no less than 10 Australian Youth squad members in their line up, will face up to New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) at 3.50pm on the main stadium.2006 Grand Finalists NSWCHS will look to get their 2007 title bid off to a winning start when they confront a well-heeled Sunshine Cast team in the last scheduled fixture game of the day at 4.40pm.There will be 36 games on four fields in nine timeslots tomorrow with the action sure to be fast and furious.Touch Football Australia will keep you updated with all the news, views, and information from the tournament throughout each day on the TFA Home page.For further information and comprehensive results visit the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=14 The Schedule of Games – Day 1 Wednesday 19 September 200710.00amGirls’ Pool A R1 QSST v EaglesGirls’ Pool B R1 NSWCHS v MetsGirls’ Pool B R1 NT v NSWCISGirls’ Pool C R1 Sharks v Scorpions10.50amGirls’ Pool A R1 CQ v NSWCCCGirls’ Pool A R1 TouchWest v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool B R1 Rebels v CobrasGirls’ Pool C R1 Tasmania v Hornets 11.40amBoys’ Pool A R1 Mets v SharksBoys’ Pool C R1 Tasmania v HornetsBoys’ Pool C R1 QSST v ACTGirls’ Pool C R1 ACT v Suns12.30pmBoys’ Pool A R1 NSWCIS v CobrasBoys’ Pool A R1 SA v NSWCCCBoys’ Pool B R1 NSWCHS v EaglesBoys’ Pool C R1 NT v Suns1.20pmBoys’ Pool B R1 Scorpions v CQBoys’ Pool B R1 Rebels v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool A R2 QSST v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool B R2 Mets v NT2.10pmGirls’ Pool A R2 Eagles v CQ Girls’ Pool A R2 NSWCCC v TouchWestGirls’ Pool B R2 NSWCHS v CobrasGirls’ Pool C R2 Sharks v Suns3.00pmGirls’ Pool B R2 NSWCIS v RebelsGirls’ Pool C R2 Hornets v ACTGirls’ Pool C R2 Scorpions v TasmaniaBoys’ Pool C R2 QSST v TouchWest3.50pmBoys’ Pool A R2 Mets v NSWCCCBoys’ Pool A R2 Cobras v SA Boys’ Pool A R2 Sharks v NSWCISBoys’ Pool C R2 Suns v Tasmania4.40pmBoys’ Pool B R2 NSWCHS v Sunshine CoastBoys’ Pool B R2 CQ v RebelsBoys’ Pool B R2 Eagles v ScorpionsBoys’ Pool C R2 Hornets v ACT
Quique Sanchez Flores insists Watford have plenty to play forby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores insists there’s plenty to play for this season.Sanchez Flores thinks the decision to bring him back in place of Gracia demonstrates the club’s ambition and shows why they can achieve “something special”. “I never see Watford at the bottom,” he said.”Three years ago, we were never there. The last three years, it was impossible to think about that, but football’s very hard right now. It’s very equal, very even and everything is pure competition, so everything is possible.”We need to go out of this position as soon as possible.”The ambition is the same. This is a club that is very clear about the way they want to grow and so I realise of course they have changed a lot of things, the training ground, the players, the squad.”But [what they want] is exactly the same what they wanted from me three years ago.”Now it’s a little bit different because they’re established in the Premier League, they want to keep going in the same category, so the pressure is the same, but the squad and the objective of the club they are different.”I’m confident we can work together and we can do something special.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson quits Twitter after Napoli backlashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool left-back Andrew Robertson may have deactivated his Twitter account.The decision could be connected to the Reds’ 2-0 defeat at Napoli on Tuesday.The Scot gave away a late penalty when he was adjudged to have fouled Jose Callejon in the box, with Dries Mertens slotting home from the spot.Fernando Llorente then nipped in ahead of Robertson to seal victory for the home side in stoppage time.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at the decision to award the the penalty – and the failure to overturn it through VAR – after the game, although former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has claimed it was the right decision.The Mirror reports a search for his Twitter account ‘@andrewrobertso5’ shows up no results, although his Instagram account is still online at the time of writing.
Twitter/@BigTenNetworkThe first episode of Big Ten Network’s Hard Knocks-style documentary series about Ohio State football, Scarlet & Gray Days, premiered tonight, and it promises to be an incredibly fun look inside the defending national champions as we head towards the season. The episode highlighted a few players, including quarterback Cardale Jones, QB-turned-receiver and h-back Braxton Miller, and linebacker Josh Perry. Here are our five favorite moments from the pilot episode.1.) Josh Perry describes his Ronda Rousey-based beef with Cardale Jones:Cardale may have the shirt, but Perry has the photo. We expect this to be a recurring storyline.2.) Braxton Miller gets burgers and hot dogs, while Cardale Jones gets the first class meal:Lesson learned: even former Big Ten Players of the Year have to eat the worse meal if they oversleep before a workout.3.) Big brothers are chosen for Ohio State freshmen:Very cool, and funny look inside the process.4.) Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs trash talks h-back Jalin Marshall:Every year when HBO does Hard Knocks, one of the assistant coaches is a breakout star. For Scarlet & Gray Days, it looks like Coombs will be that guy.5.) Urban Meyer coaches up Braxton Miller at wide receiver:Is there a more intriguing skill position player in the country right now?Overall, very fun first episode from Big Ten Network. This will certainly help us get through these long last few weeks before football officially begins.
When it came to vehicle offences, such as impaired driving, the RCMP reports that those caught was up to 12 in 2018 from 2 in 2017.Perret says the reason for the number increase in impaired driving does not necessarily mean there are more impaired drivers but could be due to heavier Police presence within the District.“When we talk about stats, we could spin this one way or the other. Either we have a huge increase in the amount of impaired drivers in Taylor or we’ve done a better job of doing impaired driving enforcement.”For more information on the RCMP Annual Report, you can view it on the District of Taylor’s website. The total number of service calls for 2018 was 452, up from 440 in 2017.In criminal activity, some offences saw an increase, while others saw little to no change.Criminal activity is divided into a few different sections.In persons violent crimes, Police report that there was a decrease from 40 in 2017 to 36 in 2018.Property crimes saw an increase to 70 in 2018, up from 63 in 2017.Other crimes have been stable at 24 incidents for two years in a row. TAYLOR, B.C. – At a Council Meeting on Monday, the RCMP presented their Annual Report to the District of Taylor Council.Presenting the Annual Report was Staff Sargeant Steve Perret & Sargeant Dave Tyreman of the Fort St. John RCMP Detachment.The Annual Report focused on statistics for service calls, criminal activity, and motor vehicle offences specifically in Taylor.