first_imgAs if the incident wasn’t bizarre enough, the events which have followed after Gavin Gunning said “it’s my baw” have been just as entertaining. On Tuesday we were told the Dundee United defender had left the club but now he’s apparently consulting his agent and refusing to quit with immediate effect. Get the popcorn out…Meanwhile it could be be the end of the famous Killie pie after the club entered a legal battle over the trademark. Zinedine Zidane displayed some Hulk moves on the touchline as his Real Madrid side progressed to the Champions League semi-finals, sensationally ripping his suit. Partick Thistle’s David Amoo turns 25 today. And ex-Rangers and Celtic striker Mo Johnston also celebrates his birthday, he’s turning 53. And in Scotland, Hibs Hibsed it again… Whether you like the term or not it keeps coming back and there’s only one team to blame for that. This time the Easter Road side threw it away against 10-man Falkirk, losing a two goal lead with three minutes to go. Adam Davy / EMPICS Sport SNSIn 2004: Roy Keane announced he would return to play for the Republic of Ireland. The former Celtic midfielder had previously quit international football after his highly-publicised bust-up with former international boss Mick McCarthy at the 2002 World Cup finals. SNSAndy Goram. The former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper was born 1964. He was just 21 years old when this photograph was taken.last_img read more

first_imgEnterprises are expected to spend on average 34 percent of their IT budgets on cloud hosting and services in 2017, according to 451 Research.  That’s up from 28 percent 2016.The breakdown of cloud spending is as follows:31 percent – infrastructure42 percent – application services14 percent – managed services9 percent – security services5 percent – professional services for cloud enablementLiam Eagle, research manager at 451 Research, said that “the market for managed infrastructure and application services is a longer tail market, with greater opportunities for providers who emphasise expertise in operating, optimizing and securing the infrastructure and application products they deliver.”last_img read more

first_imgTags:#Apple#iOS 8#iOS 8 Bugs#iOS 8.0.1#iPHone 6#iPhone 6 Plus#touch id What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Apple’s latest iOS 8.0.1 got you down? You’re not alone.See also: iOS 8.0.1 Kills More Than It Cures, So Apple Pulled It The first update to the week-old iOS 8, Apple’s new operating system for iPhones and iPads, ended up crippling cellular reception and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner for many users—primarily those with the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Apple yanked the update pending a fix.In the meantime, you may be among those stuck with this dud of an update. But take heart: A few minutes with iTunes and you can revert your phone back to the previous version of iOS 8. Here’s how.Restoration Hardware, iPhone StyleEssentially, you’ll be downloading and installing the old software, a process that will erase everything else on your device. That’s why it’s crucial to back up your phone first. This ensures you won’t lose stuff like messages, apps or settings.In fact, the process is very similar to the way you’d downgrade your phone back to iOS 7. If for some reason you’ve decided iOS 8 just isn’t for you at this moment, it might be time to check out our guide to downgrading. (It might not be possible for much longer, though, so you may want to hurry.) See also: How To Downgrade iOS 8 Back To iOS 7For our purposes here, though, all you really want to do is get back the functionality iOS 8.0.1 slapped off your big new expensive Apple smartphone. Here’s how: Download the last official stable build of iOS 8, i.e. version 8.0.0, onto your desktop computer. Those show up as IPSW files, available for the iPhone 6 here and iPhone 6 Plus here. These are the official versions from Apple.Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB/Lightning cable, and launch iTunes.On the iPhone page in iTunes, perform a backup by choosing “this computer” and tapping “Back Up Now.” This saves your current iPhone data to your computer. Forget this step and you’ll end up with a clean and empty, factory-fresh iDevice.Now use iTunes to restore. In the Windows version, you press and hold the Shift key while hitting “Restore.” Mac OS X users, do the same thing—just hold the Alt key instead of Shift as you choose “Restore.”In the window that pops up, pick the IPSW file for your specific device. Then follow the prompts. (If a nag warning tells you to shut off “Find my iPhone,” go to your iCloud settings and deactivate it for now.)Now tap “Restore backup,” pick the iTunes backup you just made a few moments ago and let the program do the rest.Voila! When you’re done, you should have an iPhone running iOS 8.0.0 with full cellular reception and Touch ID fingerprint scanning. And maybe, just maybe, a new wait-and-see approach whenever Apple sends out new software. Photo courtesy of Apple, adapted by Adriana Lee for ReadWriteUpdate: iOS developer Devran Ünal reached out to say that a full restore isn’t even necessary. He states that simply getting the older iOS 8 files and choosing “Update” in iTunes instead should do the job. No need to restore after 8.0.1.iPhone 6: http://t.co/puMsCXaOnqiPhone 6 Plus: http://t.co/sMZiAwRZuEOption-Click on “Update” via iTunes.— Devran (Cosmo) Ünal (@maccosmo) September 24, 2014If this doesn’t work for you, and performing a restore doesn’t help, you have one more option: putting your device into recovery mode. Apple outlines the steps for that here. Let us know which method works for you in the comments below. (Thanks, @maccosmo!) Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img adriana lee Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that the interest rate on delinquent state tax payments, which is calculated from the date the tax is due until it is paid in full, will increase to 4% (from 3%) for 2017. Similarly, the interest rate paid by the state on overdue refunds not issued to taxpayers within the allotted time frame will increase to 4% (from 3%) for 2017.News Release, Minnesota Department of Revenue, October 4, 2016last_img

first_imgManaging the Changing IT Landscape: Constant Change Keeps On ComingIn today’s business world, it’s sink or swim. The changes brought by consumerization—grand-scale changes that keep on coming—are disrupting the industry in new ways. Responding is not optional; it’s time for IT leaders to take charge. At Intel, we firmly believe the answer lies with a renewed focus on users. We recently published our perspective on the Future Implications of Consumerization in the Enterprise. With a proactive effort to improve the user experience, IT can empower users to create, consume, and share data using a range of devices at any time, in any environment—ultimately driving business productivity. And, as we see in the Netflix example, there’s no time to wait. IT must gain the control it needs today, while becoming an innovative, strategic partner that is integral to helping the business maintain a competitive edge. Tackling consumerization, starting with users BYOD is the primary force changing the world of IT: Users want more freedom to choose their own devices—and sometimes services—to accomplish their jobs. And it’s constantly changing. To succeed, IT organizations must go beyond Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and fully embrace consumerization with all that it entails.  What worked yesterday may not work todayChange has become the new mode of survival. It makes me think of a quote by one of my favorite authors, Stephen Covey, who challenges us to take charge: “Will we act upon life, or will we merely be acted upon?” A recent article in CIO.com has a similar take for the IT industry: CIOs must either “disrupt or be disrupted.” The bottom line is that what worked before may no longer cut it. The article uses Netflix as a key example: This one-time major disruptor is now struggling to maintain its position with tough competition coming from Amazon, YouTube, and Hulu. Netflix initially tried to rebound with pricing and subscription changes, but angry customers responded promptly with their cancellations. In other words, Netflix was acted upon, and their business model was disrupted by external forces. When it comes to consumerization, are you acting or being acted upon? Do CIOs have the charter and organizational partnerships to drive strategic innovation? Chris @chris_p_intel#Consumerization #vision #innovationlast_img read more

first_imgAston Villa move for Leicester defender Christian Fuchsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa have made a move for Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs.The Mirror says Villa are short of cover at left-back and boss Dean Smith has identified the former Austrian international as the man to help the club’s promotion push.Fuchs, 32, has been kept out of the picture at the King Power Stadium by Claude Puel’s decision to promote Ben Chilwell to the first-team.And that has paid off spectacularly as the home-grown youngster has progressed to England’s senior squad.Villa have Neil Taylor as their only recognised defender in that area and although Alan Hutton has deputised on that side in the Welshman’s absence through injury, it has upset the balance in Smith’s rearguard. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgFoden won’t follow duo out of Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Phil Foden is confident his career can be fulfilled by staying put.Foden, who signed a £30,000-a-week deal last month which keeps him at the club until 2024, has seen Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) and Brahim Diaz (Real Madrid) leave the club in the last 18 months.“We’ve got the best set of players and the best staff so I’m in the right position,” he said. “I’m learning off them every day, so I couldn’t be in a better place.”With regard to Diaz and Sancho, he added: “It’s up to them, really – they have gone their separate ways, and everyone has their own plan, in what they want to do, so fair play to them. Everyone is different, and I see myself playing here. It’s up to them, really.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgThe college football season is just over one month away, and while neither the AP Poll nor the Coaches’ Poll has been released, we do have one major indicator to take a look at – ESPN’s ‘Football Power Index.’ The Worldwide Leader has put together a formula that does its best to predict a team’s performance based on a number of factors, including strength of schedule. Here’s a quick definition of the measure:The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.It won’t surprise anyone to see that Ohio State, which won last year’s College Football Playoff, is on top. The Buckeyes are followed by Alabama, Baylor, TCU and LSU. Georgia, Oregon, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Arkansas round out the top ten. Here are the top 20, per ESPN. ESPN FPI RankingsESPNOddly enough, even though Alabama is ranked second, the Crimson Tide is predicted to win just 8.7 games – most likely because of its top-ranked strength of schedule. If you’re wondering, the team with the easiest schedule in the top 20 is Baylor. You can check out the entire Football Power Index here.last_img read more

first_img Paris, November 7, 2013 – The Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP has told global leaders attending the 37th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris that there needs to be new thinking and action on the subject of youth development.In her intervention at the Leaders’ Forum on Wednesday, November 6, Minister Hanna said there needed to be a “re-calibration of international youth development initiatives as the approaches taken in the past were no longer effective or relevant.”The Leaders’ Forum is a policy dialogue involving Heads of State and/or Government as well as representatives of Member States at ministerial level discussing issues of strategic, global and interdisciplinary interest.Minister Hanna said: “The debate that we have at this level does not connect with youth on the ground, many of whom have had their own discussions on what they see as relevant and how they expect their leaders to satisfy their needs.“The fact that it took radio 38 years to reach an audience of 15 million and today YouTube takes less than a year to reach an audience of 1 billion gives them the opportunity to change the world in real time perhaps at the same time. We see them as the real catalysts of change.“Bob Marley did it and today if I ask all of you here regardless of language or country you will all know the words to One Love. That’s the culture of Jamaica at work.  It’s powerful.“If we miss the opportunity to make the connection with our youth we would have squandered our responsibilities as leaders.”Minister Hanna cited the case of Jamaica where the Ministry of Youth and Culture was now re-evaluating and re-calibrating its youth development initiatives under the ‘Reset di ting’ campaign which was developed based on a Qualitative Survey on the Situation of Youth in the island.  She said, like Jamaica, global youth development initiatives needed a “reset”.“In Jamaica we just completed significant in-depth consultations with our young people and even though, for instance, we have satisfied the MDG to have 100 per cent access to education it was clear that our youth still feel a sense of resignation to their purpose to productively participate in the country.Therefore, UNESCO must see its role as being relevant to this group, our youth, who will inherit the world in the next five, ten, or fifteen years.”“We must use best practices from each other.  Jamaica did it will Reggae music which helped with the development of progressive legislation for the poor and dispossessed; maternity leave with pay; equal pay for equal work; refusing to trade with South Africa even before our own independence.  And we can now see the success Brazil is having in science and innovation.“We must know that our youth have already passed us.  So let us lower the altitude and get on the ground with them. Let’s listen, re-calibrate, reset and have the courage to do things differently.”‘Reset di ting: the courage to do things differently’ has been selected as the theme for Youth Month which is being observed during November.‘Reset di ting’ is a yearlong campaign of the Ministry of Youth and Culture aimed at inspiring and motivating young people not to accept the status quo as unchangeable.  Under the campaign, the Ministry will be leading work across sectors to develop and implement policies and programmes that are relevant and responsive to the needs of youth. Story Highlights UNESCO must see its role as being relevant to this group, our youth, who will inherit the world. The Leaders’ Forum is a policy dialogue involving Heads of State and/or Government. Minister Hanna said there needed to be a “recalibration of international youth development initiatives’.last_img read more

first_imgGurugram: In a bid to clean Gurugram’s polluted air, Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) will go ahead and buy 50 electric buses which will be added to the Gurugaman fleet. The Central Government will aid the Gurugram public agency in this purchase. Gurugram is the only city in Haryana to get electric buses under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries’ FAME-India scheme. According to an official of GMCBL, the department had applied for 100 electric buses, of which 50 have been approved by the ministry. “New buses will take at least six months to be added to the fleet,” the official said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderTo push clean mobility, the ministry of heavy industries has sanctioned funds to buy 5,595 electric buses in 64 cities. Of 5,595 buses, 5,095 will ply as intra-city and 400 as inter-city buses. As many as 100 buses will be given to DMRC for last-mile connectivity. “These buses will help in saving petrol and diesel and also check CO2 emission,” said Chandrashekhar Khare, the CEO of GMCBL. The fleet of electric buses will ply on five routes, which have not been identified yet, and will be operated from a depot in Sector 48. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsCharging facility will be available at the depot and two other hubs in the city. The cost will be shared by the Centre and the statement in a 40:60 ratio. After receiving the funds, GMCBL is expected to issue the tender for the e-buses. At present, GMCBL is running 81 non-air-conditioner CNG buses on seven routes of the city and the authority is planning to have 500-strong bus fleet and 25 routes in the city. Taking cognisance of the increased vehicular pollution, the Gurugram administration will now invest in electric vehicles. To begin with, an order of 12 vehicles have already been tendered by Gurugram metropolitan development authority (GMDA) officials who will then phase out the vehicles that are mostly operated on diesel.last_img read more