KymetaTM Expands Its Next Generation Solutions with Commercial Availability of the u8 GOV Terminal…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook The u8 GOV terminal and u8 GO provide the complete connectivity solution for on-the-go communications. Facebook KymetaTM Expands Its Next Generation Solutions with Commercial Availability of the u8 GOV Terminal and u8 GO Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleIntradiem Launches Automation Solution for Back Office OperationsNext articleInvestition in Digitalisierung: Bundeswehr beauftragt Motorola Solutions mit der Erneuerung der sicherheitskritischen, verlegefähigen Kummunikationsnetze Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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3 best practices for tech spending in banking

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An overwhelming 96% of banking executives plan to either maintain or increase their technology budget this year, with 64% spending more, according to CSI’s 2020 Banking Priorities Survey. Even with financial institutions doubling down on technology, it’s easy for banks and credit unions to spread resources and capital too thin when trying to keep up with changing times.But instead of going after all the things, spend your money in areas supporting these three best practices.Focus on the customer and member experienceIt’s easy to see the connection between digital banking software and improved customer experience. But plunking down money for software improvements is only worth it if customers can see and like the change. Marrying multiple systems into one, easy-to-use CRM for banking is always a win-win because it saves time for customers and staff.last_img read more

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Odell Beckham Jr moving away from Cleveland Browns? Patriots trade rumours circle NFL

first_imgAlso Read | Following Tragedy, Chris Smith’s Release Is Explained By Cleveland Browns Coach FreddieWith the Cleveland Browns, the wide receiver was guaranteed a fresh start. He arrived in Cleveland with a reputation of being among the most effective offensive players in the NFL. Browns fans had high expectations of Odell Beckham Jr, with the fans saying that it was only a matter of time before he starts firing for the Cleveland Browns this season. However, Odell Beckham Jr’s move to Cleveland has not gone according to plan so far, with the Oakland Raiders rumoured to be interested in making a move for the wide receiver. Also Read | Chris Smith: Cleveland Browns Release Defensive End 83 Days After Tragic AccidentNFL trade rumours: New England Patriots rumoured to be interested in Odell Beckham JrOdell Beckham Jr has constantly talked up Patriots star Tom Brady. The Browns’ wide receiver was also quoted as hoping that the Cleveland Browns reach the lofty heights of the New England Patriots. With Tom Brady arguably nearing the end of his NFL career, a move for Odell Beckham Jr would make sense for the Patriots, especially considering their recent struggles. Also Read | NFL Playoffs: Patriots Stumbling, Seahawks Soaring High, Saints Through. Who Will Make It? 9 months ago Myles Garrett net worth, annual salary, Steelers brawl and NFL suspension First Published: 6th December, 2019 17:46 IST Also Read | Odell Beckham Jr Shuts Haters, Addresses Those Doubting His Ability In NFLNFL trade rumours: Odell Beckham Jr speaks on Cleveland Browns futureOdell Beckham Jr was quoted in American media as saying that he couldn’t tell the media whether he was going to be with the Cleveland Browns for the foreseeable future, whether he wants to be with the Browns, or he doesn’t. OBJ continued by saying that Cleveland is exactly where he is right now, and he “wouldn’t rather be anywhere else”. Odell Beckham Jr was traded from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns this NFL season, in what seemed like the end of a visibly fractured relationship between both parties. The wide receiver was seemingly frustrated with the Giants, with Odell Beckham Jr having been called out by a number of his Giants teammates for his alleged lack of effort. Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 17:46 IST Odell Beckham Jr Moving Away From Cleveland Browns? Patriots Trade Rumours Circle NFL Odell Beckham Jr has fuelled rumours of an exit after a cryptic response to the media about their future. The wide receiver has drawn interest from the Patriots 9 months ago Odell Beckham Jr shuts haters, addresses those doubting his ability in NFL 9 months ago Chris Smith: Cleveland Browns release defensive end 83 days after tragic accident 9 months ago Following tragedy, Chris Smith’s release is explained by Cleveland Browns coach Freddie 9 months ago NFL Playoffs: Patriots stumbling, Seahawks soaring high, Saints through. Who will make it? LIVE TVcenter_img FOLLOW US Odell Beckham Jr’s contract with the Cleveland Browns runs through till 2023. However, with his first season with the Browns proving to be somewhat of a bumpy ride, there have been rumours that the former Giants wide receiver could be angling for a move away from Cleveland. Odell Beckham Jr himself hasn’t put these rumour to bed. On the contrary, the Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver has fuelled these rumours with a cryptic response as he addressed the media earlier this week. WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By Colin DCunha WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Former Laker Shaquille O’Neal now partial NBA owner of former rival Sacramento Kings

first_imgShaquille O’Neal is joining the ownership group of the Sacramento Kings.The Kings announced Monday that O’Neal has acquired a minority stake in the team under new owner Vivek Ranadive. The Kings will introduce the four-time NBA champion at a news conference Tuesday in Sacramento.O’Neal tormented the Kings during the height of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, even dubbing the franchise the “Sacramento Queens.” He also handed Sacramento its biggest blow by rallying the Lakers from a 3-2 deficit to win the 2002 Western Conference finals.O’Neal retired after the 2010-11 season and has worked as an analyst for TNT the last two seasons. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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Klay Thompson undergoes successful ACL surgery, begins recovery process

first_imgKlay Thompson had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group after ESPN first reported the news. Thompson injured his knee nearly three weeks ago in the Warriors’ decisive Game 6 loss of the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors, but he waited to have surgery to allow the swelling to subside.Thompson is expected have what one source called “a standard recovery timetable” on an ACL injury, which usually lasts anywhere …last_img

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Fearsome-Looking Terror Bird May Have Been Vegan

first_imgYou can’t judge a book by it’s cover.  In the same way, you can’t assume a large extinct bird with a huge beak was a terror-raising predator.Scientists have judged the so-called Terror Bird (Gastornis, formerly Diatryma) by its large, sharp beak and two-meter height.  They imagined it hunting down small mammals trying to evolve after the extinction of the dinosaurs some 55 to 40 million years ago.  Science Daily said,“The terror bird was thought to have used its huge beak to grab and break the neck of its prey, which is supported by biomechanical modelling of its bite force,” says Dr Thomas Tütken, from the University of Bonn. “It lived after the dinosaurs became extinct and at a time when mammals were at an early stage of evolution and relatively small; thus, the terror bird was though [sic] to have been a top predator at that time on land.”Now, however, a new study of its bones shows it was probably a herbivore.  German scientists measured isotopes in the bones of a specimen and found that “the calcium isotope compositions of terror bird bones are similar to those of herbivorous mammals and dinosaurs and not carnivorous ones,” they announced at the Goldschmidt Conference in Florence Aug. 29.  Additional work will be needed to confirm the new conclusion.  Will it be renamed the Peace Bird?This report about a German fossil concurs with one last year (11/23/12) based on evaluation of the beak, claws and legs of an American species.  It’s an ongoing warning to avoid jumping to conclusions by initial impressions or preferences: as one scientist admitted last year, “Let’s be honest: scary, fierce meat-eaters attract a lot more attention than gentle herbivores.” (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Forensics can stop illegal trade of ivory

first_imgAt CITES CoP17 in Johannesburg, scientists and investigators showed how they were using forensics to fight illegal ivory trade and poaching of Africa’s elephants.African elephant numbers are plunging because of poaching. Scientists and investigators are using forensics to track and seize illegal ivory and stop criminals at the source.(Image: Shamin Chibba)Shamin ChibbaThe fight against elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade is getting a boost from scientists and international law enforcement, which are using forensics to stop criminals.Speaking at the CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference, which ran from 24 September to 5 October in Johannesburg, Sam Wasser, a researcher at the University of Washington’s Centre for Conservation Biology, said they had created a system that helped to seize ivory in the destination country and track it to the source of the killing.Wasser led a discussion on using forensics to combat illegal ivory trade at its source. Using DNA analysis, researchers and investigators have been able to locate the source and track major exports. “We extract DNA from ivory samples and compare them to some 26 genetic markers.”He said that by current estimates, the African elephant could become extinct in ten years’ time. There are currently 400 000 elephants remaining in the wild and up to 40 000 are being killed by poachers every year.Male elephant tusks weigh anything between 45kg and 80kg while female tusks are as heavy as 20kg. On the black market, 0.5kg of ivory can be sold for up to R21 000.Illegal ivory trade was one of the five biggest organised crime networks in the world and was linked to other contraband such as cocaine and heroin, said Wasser. Most contraband is not seized in the source country. And of the 600-million port entries a year, only 2% of ship containers were checked.“To attack the problem we need to know where the ivory is coming from, how big are the networks and how much ivory there is. To stop this, we need to track trade at its source and attack prior to export. We also need to focus law enforcement on major poaching hot spots.”Poachers were well informed, said Wasser. They needed to know the land, make connections with rangers, know the elephants’ movements. They were also savvy when it came to exporting ivory, hiding tusks in long grain white rice sacks from Pakistan, for example.The first step in sampling is to identify pairs of tusks, which can be a monumental task as in many cases, pairs are split in different shipments.In one particular seizure, more than half of the tusks did not have matching pairs. “Pairs (are separated) and get shipped to different locations within a short space of time.”However, this tells investigators that the two shipments are being shipped by the same person.Kingpin’s arrestIn July this year, Kenyan businessman Feisal Ali Mohammed was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a Mombasa law court after he was found guilty of illegal possession of ivory worth 44-million shillings (R6-million). He also received a fine of 20-million shillings (R2.7-million).According to The Guardian website, a warrant for his arrest was issued in 2014 after two tons of ivory were seized from a car yard in Mombasa. He evaded capture that time.But in October of the same year, Interpol issued a Red Notice identifying Ali as one of the world’s most wanted environmental crime fugitives. He was arrested in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on Christmas Eve 2014 and was returned to Mombasa to face trial.Despite Ali’s capture, Wasser said there were other major ivory smugglers who were well connected with game rangers, port authorities and the like.Any seizure of more than half-a-ton is considered large. However, investigators regularly seize up to two tons at a time, with the largest being 4.6 tons in Singapore last May.Smaller seizures, of up to 300 kilograms, are also made at airports. In one of the more recent seizures, airport security complied with the traffickers. “We saw some footage from Tanzania whereby a security guard switched off the X-ray machine to let through Chinese travellers with ivory going to Switzerland. They were seized in Switzerland,” said Wasser.Poaching locationsAll of the African elephants killed are concentrated within a 300km radius of two regions: 22% in Gabon and Republic of Congo in West Africa, and 78% Tanzania and Kenya in East Africa.According to Thure Cerling, a senior scientist at IsoForensics, most of the elephants killed are younger than five years of age.IsoForensics is an isotope analysis service that has been assessing seized tusks to determine the age of the elephants and their original habitat. “Elephants would have been killed a year before tusks are seized,” said Cerling.He uses samples taken from the cementum, or the outside of the tusk, which is richer in DNA material.Database links seizuresResearchers and investigators are relying on a database created by nonprofit research organisation C4ADS to track shipments – using an app called Windward – and seizures.According to Mary Utermohlen, an analyst at C4ADS, the organisation’s ivory seizure database has more than 1 100 ivory seizures between 2009 and August 2015. “We can link ships and the people involved in those seizures. It’s one degree out so it’s quite accurate.”Last year, C4ADS was able link two major seizures: a 3.1 ton seizure in Thailand in April 2015 and the 4.6 ton seizure in Singapore. Both came out of Mombasa, Kenya. By linking the two seizures, they began linking numerous other ivory exports.Utermohlen spoke of a mega-network in ivory trade wherein 21 seizures contained 81.6 tons of ivory, 4.1 tons of pangolin scales, and 200 kilograms of rhino horn.Wasser said they were trying hard to “feed into transnational investigations” by working with Interpol and other investigators. “Whether you’re pro-trade or against trade, we all want the same thing: stop the killing. That’s the fundamental thing to do right now.”last_img read more

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Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites

first_img[This video contains spoilers with express permission from cache owners][vsw id=”AhuX7N8b3xw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video above to explore how geocachers use Favorite Points to find and reward amazing geocaches. Geocaching Favorites was introduced in December of 2010. The feature allows Premium Members to award Favorite Points to the caches they enjoyed most. Everyone can see how many points a cache has received.  Since Favorites was added to the Geocaching.com website, more than 2.6 million Favorite Points have been awarded.Some geocachers award Favorite points to historic caches like The Original Stash Tribute Plaque. The location that records the placement of the first geocache ever has accumulated more than 900 Favorite Points. Creative and unique caches with spectacular stories also earn Favorite Points. Geist des Hagen, a clever geocache about a ghost who haunts the woods of Germany, has earned more than 1000 Favorite points.Premium Members earn one Favorite Point for each ten caches found. You can then award to an exceptional cache in your find history. For every ten caches that you find, you earn one Favorite to award to an exceptional cache in your find history. Basic Members also benefit by seeing how many Favorites a cache has earned in search results and on the individual cache pages.A geocacher from Maryland, United States says, “as a community we benefit by seeing more and more caches that have creative camouflage, and fantastic locations that we might not have visited, and that’s really what the sports all about!”  Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video to find out more and see how you can discover and learn from amazing geocaches through Favorites.The next Geocaching.com Presents video showcases a difficulty five, terrain five geocache in Germany known as The Rock. It has more than 300 Favorite points. The Rock is scheduled for release on November 3rd. Geocaching.com will continue to release English, Czech and German language geocaching videos in the coming months. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

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Military Caregiving Webinar – Back to Basics: Webinar

first_imgMark your calendars for our upcoming MFLN Military Caregiving (MFLNMC) professional development webinar Back to Basics: Medicare. Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternDate: Wednesday, January 27, 2016Event Location: lkjThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest health payer in the United States, covering almost 90 million Americans. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for over age 65 and other qualified individuals, accounts for more than 48 million of those Americans through expenditures of more than $545 billion.During this webinar, Andy Crocker, Extension Program Specialist in Gerontology and Health with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will provide a broad overview of the Medicare programs Parts A and B. In addition, the presentation will introduce the CMS National Training Program as a resource for further training and information. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to learn about:What is Medicare?How does Medicare work?What should military helping professionals and caregivers know about the program?Join us for the answers to these questions and more!CEU Credit Available!The MFLNMC has applied for 1.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credit for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits, see NASW Continuing Education Instructions. Interested in Joining the Webinar?Registration is required to join the webinar, but can be completed on the day of the event. To join the webinar, simply click on Back to Basics: Medicare. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public. For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on January 15, 2016.last_img read more

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Activities Being Streamlined in Areas Around Kingston Port

first_img The issues to be addressed include parking restrictions, enforcement and traffic management to prevent the haphazard parking of motor vehicles; the relocation of vendors to a designated food court area; security in and around the port; signage; drainage; and a designated area for truckers to leave chassis. The working group is expected to comprise representatives of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), among others. A special working group is being established to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at streamlining activities in the areas immediately around the Port of Kingston. A special working group is being established to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at streamlining activities in the areas immediately around the Port of Kingston.The issues to be addressed include parking restrictions, enforcement and traffic management to prevent the haphazard parking of motor vehicles; the relocation of vendors to a designated food court area; security in and around the port; signage; drainage; and a designated area for truckers to leave chassis.The working group is expected to comprise representatives of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), among others.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, expects the plan to be ready by the end of January 2019.“Most importantly, we are looking forward to timelines and funding, so that we can work together [with] all entities to be able to start implementation. The situation down here [at the port] has existed for far too long, and it is an untenable position,” he added.The Minister was speaking with journalists following a tour of some of the areas, in the vicinity of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), on Monday (Decrmber 3).Meanwhile, Mr. Vaz said based on discussions with the PAJ and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), clean-up work in and around KWL’s facilities will commence soon, to prevent the flooding of drains in the event of rainfall during the Christmas period.He encouraged business owners in the area to also initiate their own clean-up exercise as part of their responsibilities as stakeholders.The PAJ’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Professor Gordon Shirley, who also toured the area, said it is imperative that the issues identified be addressed within reasonable time.“We look forward to working with the Mayor, National Works Agency (NWA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the other entities to ensure that we have a plan that elevates the area to a leading maritime centre,” he said.Kingston Mayor, Senator Councillor, Delroy Williams, who was also part of the touring party, noted that a competitive port facility is critical to Kingston’s and, by extension, Jamaica’s economy.He said the Kington and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSMAC) will move a resolution to assume responsibility for the road network in the area, to ensure its rehabilitation and maintenance.Other persons touring the areas included KWL Director, Charles Johnston and CEO, Grantley Stephenson; NWA CEO, E.G. Hunter, and representatives of the JCF and SAJ. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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