Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has fallen behind centrist Emmanuel Macron days ahead of the election, an Elabe poll for BFM TV and L’Express published Friday showed.According to the poll, one of the last to be released ahead of a media blackout at midnight, Macron would win 24 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election, while Le Pen would gain 21.5, slightly down from the last poll, published three days ago.Conservative candidate François Fillon and far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon appear to be closing in on Le Pen, polling at 20 percent and 19.5 percent respectively. If Macron and Le Pen make it to next month’s runoff, the former economy minister would win with 65 percent of the vote to Le Pen’s 35 percent, according to the survey. If Mélenchon makes it to the second round, he would beat both Le Pen and Fillon by comfortable margins but lose to Macron.The poll was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday before the Champs Elysées terror attack in Paris. Also On POLITICO French PM: Nothing will stop election By Cynthia Kroet A quarter of news shared about French election is fake: report By Cynthia Kroet
October 15, 2013 Regular News V enie petitions for Bar reinstatementPursuant to Rule 3-7.10, David Arnold Venie has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Venie was suspended from the practice of law for one year effective 30 days from October 11, 2012, for pursuing a frivolous claim involving a lis pendens, and for committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, truthfulness, or fitness as a lawyer, for engaging in fraudulent conduct, and for engaging in conduct in connection to the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice by filing a false sworn affidavit to correct deficiencies on a quit claim deed.Anyone wishing to comment upon Venie’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Kenneth H.P. Bryk, Bar Counsel, 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1625, Orlando 32801-5200, (407) 515-3226. Venie petitions for Bar reinstatement
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Officials from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have recently suggested that the evolving nature of the retail environment may lead to a change in the risk of work-related accidents. Although retail is generally considered a low-injury hazard sector, new processes (such as curbside pickup) and changes in worker demographics are expected to pose new challenges to retailers in the near future.[text_ad use_post=’125303′]Contributing Writer Garett Seivold evaluates some of these new challenges in an article in the most recent issue of LPM Online. From the article:- Sponsor – In an industry sector bulletin released in August, the safety agency described some of the changes that could impact the number of injuries and claims affecting retailers. They include:New processes such as curbside pickup are increasing the number of manual‐handling jobs, transforming checkout clerks into product handlers for onsite packing, bagging, and curbside delivery to customers.Cardboard slats covered in plastic are replacing cardboard boxes, which can lead to more unstable loads that changes lifting dynamics and requires stockers to take more corrective actions to avoid dropping contents. The change increases the risk of back and shoulder injuries.Rapid growth in non‐store retailers is increasing demand for new workers that must perform manual lifting on a near‐continuous basis throughout their shifts. “These workers need specialized training in manual lifting techniques and use of appropriate work‐rest intervals,” warns the agency.Compounding these emerging risks are safety challenges posed by worker demographics, NIOSH cautions. Among these are an increase in older workers, the fact that retail stores now “often employ workers from three to four generations” that vary substantially in their physical capabilities, and the increasing use of temporary workers who are not typically as extensively trained. Finally, organizational pressures, such as fear of job loss and more demanding customers, are expected to exacerbate stress‐related injuries in the near future, according to the agency.Check out the full article, “Is Retail at Risk of Giving Back Safety Gains?,” to read case studies and practical suggestions of ways in which leaders are rising to the challenge.To receive free access to all issues of LPM Online, make sure you’re a digital subscriber by registering here for FREE.This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated December 14, 2017. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
“AI is the new UI. Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming of age, tackling problems both big and small by making interactions simple and smart. AI is becoming the new user interface (UI), underpinning the way we transact and interact with systems. Seventy-nine percent of survey respondents agree that AI will revolutionize the way they gain information from and interact with customers”, Accenture said in a press release.Byron Reese, publisher at GigaOm, said that “AI is not hype and today it is a big deal. AI is delivering the goods today, made possible by Moore’s law, better algorithms and techniques. The big difference today is the vast amount of data that we have. AI is only as good as the data that we can feed it, and today we can do so much more.”80 percent of large enterprise have already made a large investment in Artificial Intelligence, according to a report by Teradata.Atif Kureishy, Vice President at Teradata company, said that “to leverage the full potential of this technology and gain maximum ROI, businesses will need to revamp their core strategies so AI has an embedded role from the data center to the boardroom.”
!http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/300*225/plane1.jpg Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have added to their air fleet.They are nw the proud owners of a fighter jet. They purchased a Dornier Alpha Jet like the one pictured. They are storing it in a hangar at Moffett Field in Mountain View.Our news helicopter flew over the hangar and found a closed door, but the control tower confirmed the jet was inside. The New York Times says the plane is outfitted with scientific instruments to help out with NASA missions. The Google founders also own several other jets including a Boeing 757.All of the planes have landing rights at Moffett, which is within a few miles of the Google campus.Brin and Page are not the only Silicon Valley moguls to buy a military plane. Oracle’s Larry Ellison owns several aircraft, including fighter jets. If you click on the video link above you can see raw video of Ellison flying his MiG 29. source
Alexander-Arnold recovering quickly reveals Liverpool boss Kloppby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is recovering quickly from a knock sustained against Napoli, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The 20-year-old missed Sunday’s win over Manchester United and will also miss Friday’s clash with Wolves.”It actually looks surprisingly good,” said Klopp. “I think Wolves will still be a bit too early but after that, they told me we can think about him.”But for that, he needs to train. So far he didn’t train but the pain goes down second by second, which is good, and then in the moment when he can deal with it, he is on the pitch, and in the moment he is on the pitch we’ll make a decision.”But it looks good for Trent.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Foden 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 say
The 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. ESPNOddly 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.
The Westmoreland Parish Council has set up a Safety and Security Committee, with the primary objective of facilitating partnerships, collaborations and consultations to improve the safety and security of the citizens of the parish.Speaking with JIS News at the first parish council meeting for the new year, held on Thursday (January 10), Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar and Chairman of the Council, Bertel Moore, said that five murders have been recorded in the parish since the start of 2013, and this is unacceptable, and every effort would be made to curtail the situation and other forms of criminal activities throughout the parish.He explained that smaller committees would also be established in all communities of the parish, with the Justices of the Peace (JPs) chairing and directing the proceedings, thereby ensuring that citizens embrace the concept and work to sustain the effort.“These committees will liaise with the police, the JPs and other key persons from the community. I believe that this is the way we should go if we really want to combat crime and violence. I also firmly believe that we must all work together as a team in the parish, to keep crime and violence at the lowest level possible,” the Mayor said.He emphasized the importance of the Police and the Council working together, to ensure that communities are safe for its citizens, and called for representatives of the Police Force to attend all monthly meetings of the Council.“We cannot isolate ourselves from the police and the police cannot isolate themselves from us in the Council,” the Mayor said.Mr. Moore urged the police to be vigilant in executing their duties, “without fear or favour” and to treat all information provided by citizens confidentially. He also called on the citizens to support the security committees.