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first_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Twitter Ring launches Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, a new advanced video doorbell complete with 3D Motion Detection with radar.center_img Previous articleRaiquan Gray scores 16 as Florida State tops Pitt 79-72Next articleMichelle Obama to team up with puppets for a kids’ food show Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp WhatsApp Introducing Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, Ring’s Most Advanced Wired Doorbell Featuring 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View Local News Pinterestlast_img read more

History of Science Museum reopens

first_imgThe display has been split into three themed elements: Migration of objects, people and ideas from borders with China to Mediterranean; Trade between the Islamic world and Europe; Mutual influences between Islamic culture and European culture. One member of the team, Jonathan Fruchter, has been especially inspired by a metal inlaid handbag from the collection. This led to him writing a computer program that allows people to transform rough sketches into Islamic-inspired designs. There is a video introducing the concepts that he has created on display at the museum too, where the concept is introduced.  To book, the Museum has tickets available online by time slot in order to maintain social distancing, and a one-way system has been put in place. The top floor has also had to be closed to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the Museum in a safe manner, but the first and ground floors remain fully open for viewing. Oxford’s History of Science Museum has re-opened, heralded by an Islamic metalwork exhibition. The focus of the display has been themed to highlight the intersections between different cultures and countries throughout history. Each of the themes holds immaculately detailed objects made of multiple metals through a traditional Islamic inlaying process. Together the objects tell a complex history of shared ideas, trade, and metalworking processes.  As the website says, the exhibition contains pieces of “stunning court fashion and intriguing astrolabes”, “beautiful bowls and candlesticks”, spanning six centuries of Islamic artisanship.center_img The exhibition also involved volunteers from the History of Science Museum Multaka-Oxford team. ‘Multaka’ is an Arabic word meaning “meeting point”, and in this way the team began as an initiative to involve displaced individuals with their history through presentations and volunteering. While the pandemic and limited space prevents physical involvement in the exhibition, in the online version objects belonging to members of the team with descriptions written by them are included. The exhibition will be on display from 9th October to 10th January, incorporating a mixture of artifacts both from the Museum itself and ten “precious and rare” artifacts as part of a tour from The Courtauld that has visited Cornwall, Bradford, Oxford, and Bath. Dr Federica Gigante, curator of the exhibition, told Cherwell that what she wanted to show was the idea that “we are indebted to other countries for what we have today, as much as they are to us, because we have always shared”. Image credit: Mike Peel/ Wikimedia Commons. License CC-BY-SA-4.0.last_img read more

Cloud isn’t innovative – moving your credit union to the cloud is

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kirk Drake Kirk Drake is founder and CEO of Ongoing Operations, LLC, a rapidly growing CUSO that provides complete business continuity and technology solutions. With its recent acquisition of Cloudworks, Ongoing Operations … Web: www.ongoingoperations.com Details The focus part is the innovative part of the cloud strategy.  Why? Well, the choice to move to cloud as a mid-sized or large credit union is not an economic choice but a philosophical one.  It is innovative because it demonstrates the credit union knows three key things about itself.   Once a credit union truly knows those things and has accepted that it can’t be all things to all members, it systemically begins to create innovative business models, value drives and differentiation that enables it to uniquely server its members.  Credit unions can be best at knowing their best members and creating unique services for them.  They can be best at providing great service and educating members about their financial choices.  They can be great at leveraging their IT people to uniquely improve service internally through better work tools, processes, and software. They can be best at helping their members solve unique financial problems.  They cannot be best at running a large scale IT department. They cannot be best at running telecom.  They cannot be best at running data centers, disk arrays, or windows.   They can be good at all of those things…but not best.  So, consequently Cloud isn’t innovative, moving to the cloud is. ·        What it can be best at·        What it can’t be best at·        What is the strategic advantage it has over its competitioncenter_img Credit Union cloud adoption has been slow but it has been heating up.  That shouldn’t come as a big surprise.  The face value of cloud for a credit union is scary.  Large compliance risks, murky technology, outsourcing, security concerns all create friction and pause for many credit unions.   However, cloud really isn’t all that crazy or innovative. In fact, it is simply  a business philosophy around accomplishing two main things:·        Get Scale ·        Focus your credit union on what it is best at (helping members) The scale part of this is pretty basic.   The cloud provider can buy storage, compute, security tools, telecom, licensing, data center, and labor in bigger bulk achieving better economies of scale than individual clients can achieve.   Virtually every IT component benefits from this scale equation and should be a key driver for many credit unions.  The key is that to meet the credit union security and compliance requirements – the cloud provider must be able to provide full transparency and significant self-service capabilities for the credit union.  Otherwise, they are just another problem in the supply chain.    In our experience, credit unions under about $400 million in assets understand intrinsically that they can’t get scale.  Around $400 million the credit union begins to have some better financial performance and quickly tackles long-term control issues and vendor problems by internalizing and trying to run this stuff more themselves.  It takes the credit union until almost $750-800 million before they begin to have the business discipline to understand Focus.  Consequently, we see two groups adopting cloud quickly – the under $400 million because they have to and the over $800 million because they chose to.last_img read more

Trailblazer Althea Gibson honoured with statue at U.S. Open

first_imgBy Arlyn GajilanNEW YORK (Reuters) – A statue honouring African American tennis trailblazer Althea Gibson was unveiled on the opening day of the U.S. Open on Monday.The granite monument sits outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.Gibson broke several colour barriers in her career. In 1950, at 23 years old, she was the first African American allowed to compete at the U.S. Nationals, the precursor to the U.S. Open.In 1956, she became the first black player to win the French Open and the following year the first to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. “She’s the first African American to break the colour barrier in our sport,” said one-time professional player and former United States Tennis Association (USTA) chairman and president, Katrina Adams.“By doing so, she made it possible for every person of colour after to have a chance to achieve their goals in the sport.” The statue, created by American sculptor Eric Goulder, is comprised of five granite blocks. According to Goulder, each block represents the “boxes” society puts people in. Gibson’s image emerges from the highest one, which balances on its corner to emphasize how she transformed the world’s view of African American athletes.“Her shoulder is exposed to make clear that those who followed stand on her shoulder,” said Goulder. The final box, which is aligned differently from the others, is meant to show that the world has changed, but not entirely. Its inscription reads: “I hope that I have accomplished just one thing: that I have been a credit to tennis and my country.”“This is a tribute that’s too long overdue,” said Adams. “The sport that she loved so much didn’t love her back as much as it could have… That changed today.” Gibson died in 2003.last_img read more

7 geocaching stats from 2017 (video!)

first_imgLast week, we shared a timeline of all of the projects completed in the past year at Geocaching HQ. Today, we’re excited to share seven stats from the geocaching community that capture the excitement of geocaching in 2017! From making new friends to finding new caches, watch the highlights of geocaching in 2017 in this one minute video. Share this video to your social channels and tell us what your favorite part of 2017 was and what you’re most looking forward to in 2018!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocacher Honored for Historic DNF StatsApril 1, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”A Geocaching in Space Event Owner’s Guide to the GalaxyOctober 23, 2013In “Community”7 Tips to Sprinkle Extra Awesome on the 7 Souvenirs of AugustJuly 20, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”last_img read more

Google Releases API for Website Optimizer: A/B & Multivariate Testing for All

first_imgTags:#Google#web According to a post by Googlers Gary Ka?mar?ík and Erika Rice Scherpelz, “Creating experiments with Website Optimizer usually involves a lot of back and forth between your website and the Website Optimizer interface. Using the API, you can integrate Website Optimizer into your platform. In short, you can create and launch experiments from whatever tool you use to edit your site.”The GWO API does not provide access to testing results. To see the experiment results, users must visit the experiment report page.In addition to simplifying the site optimization process, the API might also make it simpler for companies to conduct in-house testing, reducing both the cost and time of optimization. Site owners and others can register for the GWO API webinar, which will take place on October 28th at 10 a.m. PDT. During the webinar, Website Optimizer engineers will walk users through how the API works, and two platforms that have already integrated GWO using the API will demonstrate their products. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google Website Optimizer, a powerful tool that allows website owners to split traffic and test the effectiveness and conversion rates for an array of variables, has traditionally required a lot of back-and-forth between any given site and the Website Optimizer interface.With the release of a new API, announced today, Google is allowing site owners to conduct multivariate and A/B testing from their own platforms. Part of Google Analytics, Google Website Optimizer (GWO) is a free tool that “handles splitting a website’s traffic, serving different variations and crunching the numbers to find statistical significance.” For site owners, these minute variations can widen conversion funnels and lead to exponentially greater engagement and profit if changes are executed correctly.For an overview of how GWO and A/B or multivariate testing work, take a look at this Google-produced video explaining the product and the process: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odelllast_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to another edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, where all the Touch news from around Australia can be found here with just one click of your mouse button…* The Touch Football Australia AGM was held over the weekend with Bill Ker and Bruce Ainslie being voted onto the TFA Board of Management as Directors and Michael Sparks being re-appointed as Chairman. Keep an eye on the website over the next couple of days for the full story.* The revamped Touch Football Australia website is getting closer to the release date. Rachel and Jon traveled to Melbourne last week to meet and work with the website creators. They took us through the set up and editing process of the site. We have a few more pages to edit and changes to make before the release, but it’s looking great so far. Highlights of the new site include a Tipping competition for the AFL and NRL, a link on the front page specifically for this weekly column, Sixty Seconds in Touch, a new merchandise shop, a new My Club Touch set up and links to Tournaments. We’re hoping to have the website up and running this Friday or early next week at the latest.0* Less than one month until NTL, all referees must have returned their gear order/levy payment forms by now to ensure you will receive your gear in time. Please remember there will be no referees gear available for swapping sizes or buying gear at the NTL. If you need a spare whistle, drink bottle, hat, shirt or socks, please put your order in now. Call Rachel on 1800 654 951 or [email protected] * In other NTL news, the February 10 deadline for electronic submission of initial team lists has passed. Please ensure they have been submitted to [email protected]* Voting for the poll is going crazy, with 741 votes already being submitted on which Opens final should be televised in full (Mens, Womens or Mixed). Womens still holds a commanding lead with 51% of the votes. Arrangements are being made to ensure the fields, teams, players, officials will all be presented professionally and that production will go smoothly. It’s a great opportunity to build the national exposure and show everyone the elite level of our sport.* If you’re interested in advertising in the 2006 NTL booklet, the deadline is one week away. Approximately 3000 copies of the booklet will be distributed at the 2006 NTL and in an effort to further enhance and improve the size and content of the booklet, TFA are offering advertising space for purchase.This is a great opportunity for your business to promote their services amongst the Touch community, or perhaps for your Touch club to promote an upcoming social event or knockout tournament.The cost will be $500 per A4 page, $250 per 1/2 page and $125 per 1/4 page.TFA will also be loading the booklet as a PDF onto the website, to allow all of those not at the event to view the program.Contact [email protected] or phone 1800 654 951 if you’re interested in this opportunity.* Don’t forget…Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (so it’s not really Touch news, but simply news for the good of all mankind). We hope everyone has a great day with their loved ones and friends.* The Australian Mens 30’s Touch team is a chance to win the `Australian Masters Sports Team of the Year’ award at the Australian Sports Awards on February 22. You can watch the awards on SBS or check out the TFA website the next day to see if they won! We’ve heard that most of the team will be in attendance at the awards, it would be great to see them recognised on a national stage. * The NSW Junior State Cup (code name for absolute organisational nightmare with 282 teams) is being held on the 18th and 19th February, at Wollongong. The draft draw is available, make sure you check it out. We’ll all be praying for beautiful weather (unlike the torrential storms that hit last year’s event) to give NSW Touch staff all the help possible. It’s great to see so many enthusiastic junior players, parents and team management helping the sport develop at a junior level.* The Victorian Touch Association (VTA) is currently seeking written applications from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active coaches for the position of Men’s Over 35s Coach. Applications for this position close on Friday, 3 March, please see www.victouch.com.au for more information and application requirements.* Other news out of Victoria is that the Collingwood AFL side met the NZ Crusaders in a match of Touch last week…check out this link for all the details: COLLINGWOOD AND CANTERBURY CRUSADERS PLAY TOUCH* England Touch Rugby are after people who would like to play a part in coaching their players, squads and teams, which will tour to Scotland and South Africa. They are looking for coaches with excellent skill training and knowledge, as well as fitness and diet coaches. If you are interested please contact [email protected] The closing date for expressions of interest is Tuesday 28th February 2006.* TouchWest are calling for nominations for the `TouchWest 2005 Coach of the Year’, as well as nominations for coaches and staff for the 2006 National 18’s sides. For information on these please check out www.touchwest.com * The February 2006 edition, the 11th issue, has been uploaded onto the TFA website. It’s full of stories and info on the January Aussie 18’s camp, the upcoming NTL, a feature article on staff member Maree Curran, great pictures, games and much more. TOUCH-e-TALK, FEBRUARY 2006 EDITION* Remember, if you have any info you would like included in Sixty Seconds in Touch, email Rachel at [email protected] and fill her in.last_img

9 days agoArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballos

first_imgArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballosby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring forward plans to sign Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is on-loan at Arsenal this season from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.AS says Emery has seen enough and wants to buy Ceballos in January as a priority.The manager sees the Spanish midfielder as the man to replace Mesut Ozil, who he is eager to move on.Arsenal are set to open talks with Real in the coming weeks to discuss a fee for Ceballos. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Peace Region mayors travelling to Ottawa to talk LNG with Feds

first_img“Fabricated industrial steel components tariffs are intended to prevent Asian markets from dumping subsidized products into Canadian markets in order to protect our producers,” said Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth. “However, it is absolutely necessary for LNG proponents in B.C. to import large fabricated modules to develop their liquefaction plants. “We feel it would be an absolute shame if our country missed out on this once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure billions of dollars of investment. We need to create a level playing field in order to be competitive on the global stage, so that we don’t see Canadian investment and jobs disappear. If just one of the proposed projects, LNG Canada, were to proceed it would be the single largest private investment in Canadian history.”While in Ottawa, the group of mayors intend to meet with a variety of key representatives from the federal government.According to the Conference Board of Canada, if an LNG industry comprised of one small and two larger LNG facilities is built in B.C., it will grow Canada’s economy by $7.4 billion a year for the next 30 years. These three projects would also raise national employment by 65,000 jobs a year on average and provide $6 billion in taxes to the federal government. OTTAWA, O.N. — Five mayors from the Peace Region will joined by the mayors of Kitimat and Terrace in meetings with the federal government this week on the topic of getting an liquified natural gas export industry realized in B.C.The seven mayors, including those from Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, Taylor, and Tumbler Ridge, are scheduled to be meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday and Thursday to showcase to the government the benefits that an LNG export industry would bring to their communities, as well as to the rest of B.C. and Canada. In a joint press release today, There is broad support for LNG in B.C. amongst the communities that are most directly affected by the proposed activity.“This new industry will bring new investment, create new jobs, business and training opportunities and bring new revenue to B.C. that will help support social services including hospitals, schools, transportation and public safety,” said Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman. “These are not just benefits for northern B.C. but benefits that will be experienced throughout the province and all of Canada. Canadians will see the benefits of adding value to our natural gas, diversifying our trade opportunities, instead of allowing our natural gas to be shipped raw to the U.S., which is currently our only market outside of Canada.”The mayors are also planning on bringing up the tariffs on fabricated industrial steel components imported from Asia that could jeopardize the development of such an industry by making proposed projects less competitive in the global economy. The mayors say that consideration should be given to exempting LNG modules from FISC tariffs in order to level the playing field for potential LNG investors.last_img read more