Stormont to be briefed on “roadmap to a new normality”

first_img Previous articleNPHET to consider whether to recommend the wearing of masksNext articleDeputy Pearse Doherty on new Covid-19 Committee News Highland Northern Ireland’s five-stage plans to gradually emerge from lockdown will be published today.First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill will outline the ‘roadmap’ to the Stormont assembly.According to The Irish News, small outdoor gatherings will be allowed in the first phase, but cafes, restaurants and pubs will have to wait until step five before they can open.Arlene Foster says it’s important their plan does what’s right for the region………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/arlenef7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Stormont to be briefed on “roadmap to a new normality” Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – May 12, 2020 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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City Of Kenai Approves Funding For Bacteria Monitoring In Kenai River

first_imgMaggie Harings Environmental Scientist & Water Quality Program Manager with the Kenai Watershed Forum: “We’ll be implementing very similar sampling procedures for the summer. One thing that we are going to be doing in addition to our normal walk out and grab samples, is we will be adding some MST tracking. What that means is we will be taking some water samples before the fishery and during the fishery so we can better pinpoint the source.”  The Kenai Watershed Forum has monitored the water quality of the Kenai River watersheds twice a year (once in the spring and once in the summer) for the past 15 years. The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issued the grant for the $56,000 to the City for the bacteria level monitoring during the 2019-2020 Personal Use Fishery. Last July, the DEC collected water quality samples on Kenai Beaches, on July 3 and 13, that contained levels above Alaska’s enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria limit for recreation and harvesting for consumption of raw fish and shellfish. The ordinance provides for the appropriation of roughly $56,000 in funds to support testing for coliform and enterococci bacteria in the Kenai River during the Personal Use Fishery by the Kenai Watershed Forum. Nancy Sonafrank, Division of Water with DEC:“The high bacteria had been found during previous fisheries and we think it’s mostly related to nearby seagulls that are feeding off of the fish as well.” The ordinance states, bacteria levels during the Personal Use Fishery in the past have tested at elevated levels that could pose a health risk to the fishery participants and City residents utilizing the beach. It is in the best interest of the City to monitor the bacteria level on its beaches to protect its visitors and residents from potential dangers caused by the waste generated by the Personal Use Fishery. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “They’re doing genetic marking study, again. Hopefully what that will indicate is that it is bacteria levels related to nature, primarily gulls. I think that’s important for the City of Kenai and alleviates some of the concerns from the public that it might be from a man-made source, but all indications is that it’s not.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council approved funding at their meeting on Wednesday to pay for water quality testing in the Kenai River this summer.last_img read more

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Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

first_imgWilliams collected 50 first-place votes and 352 points. Carli Lloyd, whose hat trick in the final lifted the U.S. women’s soccer team to the World Cup title, was the runner-up, with 14 first-place votes and 243 points. UFC star Ronda Rousey finished third, one spot ahead of the woman she stunningly lost to last month, Holly Holm. UConn basketball player Breanna Stewart was fifth. “I wanted it. But … winning one (major title) is not easy. And then, (when) you have a ‘bounty’ on your head, it’s even harder,” she said with a laugh. “If you know anything about me, I hate to lose. I’ve always said I hate losing more than I like winning, so that drives me to be the best that I can be.”Williams’ will was on display time and again, along with her best-in-the-game serve and other skills, fashioning comeback after comeback to nearly become the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a season. In a vote by U.S. editors and news directors, Williams was chosen as The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fourth time. Results were announced Friday. Williams collected 50 first-place votes and 352 points. Carli Lloyd, whose hat trick in the final lifted the U.S. women’s soccer team to the World Cup title, was the runner-up, with 14 first-place votes and 243 points. UFC star Ronda Rousey finished third, one spot ahead of the woman she stunningly lost to last month, Holly Holm. UConn basketball player Breanna Stewart was fifth. In this June 6, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova, of the Czech Republic, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. For the fourth time, Williams has been named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File) Serena Williams spent a good portion of 2015 deflecting questions about whether she could complete the Grand Slam. After coming oh-so-close, she can acknowledge how much she cared about the rare feat.center_img The AP Male Athlete of the Year will be announced Saturday.Williams, who also won AP awards in 2002, 2009 and 2013, joined Chris Evert as a four-time honoree. The only woman with more AP selections is Babe Didrikson, with six — one for athletics in 1932, and five for golf from 1945-54.“It’s not even winning the Grand Slam titles as much as the way she got herself out of the deep holes that she dug, just repeatedly. It’s not like she had two or three narrow escapes,” Evert said about Williams. “It really was the year of the comeback. It was just unbelievable.”Williams won the Australian Open on hard courts in January, the French Open on red clay in June, and Wimbledon on grass in July, before losing in the U.S. Open semifinals in September in one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history.In all, Williams went 53-3 with a WTA tour-leading five titles and was ranked No. 1 every week. She raised her Grand Slam singles trophy count to 21; only two women have won more.It did not come easily this year for Williams, who grew up in Compton, California, and turned 34 in September.At the French Open, already dealing with a painful right elbow, Williams caught the flu. Four times in Paris, she lost the first set before rallying to win.“My elbow was killing me. It’s about fighting and just never giving up. You hear that and it sounds cliche,” Williams said, “but it’s really just about, ‘OK, I’m going to at least try and see what happens.’”At Wimbledon, she was two points from defeat in the third round but wound up completing a self-styled “Serena Slam” of four major championships in a row, a run that began in 2014. She also became the oldest woman to win a major title in the Open era, which began in 1968.“I retired at 34, and I know that at 32, 33 and 34, I was struggling mentally to get psyched up for matches and to feel motivated,” Evert said. “What impresses me even more than the physical prowess of Serena is the fact that she can still conjure up that hunger and that passion for these matches. … Sometimes, (the motivation is) just not there. And the times when it wasn’t there for her, she still created magic.”Only at the U.S. Open, with the historic achievement of a calendar-year Grand Slam in the offing, did Williams stumble, losing a three-setter to 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy.Williams already is thinking about 2016.“If I could have this year next year,” Williams said, “I would be really excited.”___AP Sports Writer Rachel Cohen contributed.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich and read his work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/howard-fendrich,“I wanted it. But … winning one (major title) is not easy. And then, (when) you have a ‘bounty’ on your head, it’s even harder,” she said with a laugh. “If you know anything about me, I hate to lose. I’ve always said I hate losing more than I like winning, so that drives me to be the best that I can be.”Williams’ will was on display time and again, along with her best-in-the-game serve and other skills, fashioning comeback after comeback to nearly become the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a season. In a vote by U.S. editors and news directors, Williams was chosen as The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fourth time. Results were announced Friday. The AP Male Athlete of the Year will be announced Saturday.Williams, who also won AP awards in 2002, 2009 and 2013, joined Chris Evert as a four-time honoree. The only woman with more AP selections is Babe Didrikson, with six — one for athletics in 1932, and five for golf from 1945-54.“It’s not even winning the Grand Slam titles as much as the way she got herself out of the deep holes that she dug, just repeatedly. It’s not like she had two or three narrow escapes,” Evert said about Williams. “It really was the year of the comeback. It was just unbelievable.”Williams won the Australian Open on hard courts in January, the French Open on red clay in June, and Wimbledon on grass in July, before losing in the U.S. Open semifinals in September in one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history.In all, Williams went 53-3 with a WTA tour-leading five titles and was ranked No. 1 every week. She raised her Grand Slam singles trophy count to 21; only two women have won more.It did not come easily this year for Williams, who grew up in Compton, California, and turned 34 in September.At the French Open, already dealing with a painful right elbow, Williams caught the flu. Four times in Paris, she lost the first set before rallying to win.“My elbow was killing me. It’s about fighting and just never giving up. You hear that and it sounds cliche,” Williams said, “but it’s really just about, ‘OK, I’m going to at least try and see what happens.’”At Wimbledon, she was two points from defeat in the third round but wound up completing a self-styled “Serena Slam” of four major championships in a row, a run that began in 2014. She also became the oldest woman to win a major title in the Open era, which began in 1968.“I retired at 34, and I know that at 32, 33 and 34, I was struggling mentally to get psyched up for matches and to feel motivated,” Evert said. “What impresses me even more than the physical prowess of Serena is the fact that she can still conjure up that hunger and that passion for these matches. … Sometimes, (the motivation is) just not there. And the times when it wasn’t there for her, she still created magic.”Only at the U.S. Open, with the historic achievement of a calendar-year Grand Slam in the offing, did Williams stumble, losing a three-setter to 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy.Williams already is thinking about 2016.“If I could have this year next year,” Williams said, “I would be really excited.”___AP Sports Writer Rachel Cohen contributed.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich and read his work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/howard-fendrichlast_img read more

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Boxing: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder CLASH at New York Press conference (VIDEO)

first_imgAdvertisement 3e91zdmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm78Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7njrv0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) elb2Would you ever consider trying this?😱jznrlCan your students do this? 🌚5tld5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder met again at the second leg of their press tour in New York on Tuesday. Both fighters promised fireworks.Advertisement Speaking today in New York, the Bronze Bomber vowed to knock out the Gypsy King, who is fighting for only the third time since his comeback.During the second stop of their three-city media tour which took place in New York City on the deck of the retired aircraft carrier Intrepid, which is now a sea, air and space museum in Manhattan but on Tuesday hosted a carnival.Advertisement Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder CLASH at New York Press conferenceFury told the press conference: “I want to thank everybody for turning up. And even Deontay knows to sit down in the presence of greatness.“He can’t box, he’s knocked bums out, he fights tomato cans who can’t fight back. He’s not going to land one of those windmills on my chin.Advertisement “His a*** is going to fall out. How am I going to let this skinny little spaghetti hoop man beat me? I didn’t come here to be embarrassed by this little runt.To win would be a dream come true. But when I win I’m going to let him keep his belts. I don’t want that belt. I want the Tyson Fury limited edition WBC belt.“I’m a crazy man. I want a war with this little plum. I want to break his ribs. I’m going to make this bum quit. This man has never fought a champion. And this idiot thinks he’s going to beat something.“You all know he works for me right? He’s a dosser, carries my bags around.“Last note, I’m going to knock this bum spark out. And you heard it here first.”It looked like Tyson Fury was getting under Deontay Wilder’s skin, as he angrily took on the mike and said:“People want to see knockouts and I deliver that each and every time. I promise you I’m going to knock out the gypsy king. Timber!”VIDEO:Also Read-End of an Era: HBO is done with boxing after 45 years  Advertisementlast_img read more

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NEW HURLING CUP TO BE DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF SEOSAMH MHIC DHONNACHA

first_imgThe competition, which will be contested for the first time in 2018, has been established to facilitate those counties striving to compete at Liam MacCarthy Cup level. Former GAA President Joe McDonagh was one of the most respected figures within the GAA.A former All-Ireland winning hurler and All-Star, with a deep love for the Irish language and culture, he served in a variety of administrative positions in the GAA both before and after his tenure as President (1997-2000). He was also a keen supporter of the growth of Gaelic games overseas.He died in May 2016.The decision to honour the former President was confirmed at last weekend’s meeting of Central Council and the new competition will involve Carlow, Laois, Meath, Westmeath, Kerry and Antrim in 2018 and will run from May until early July.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The GAA can confirm that the new Tier II hurling competition created at the recent Special Congress will take on the name Corn SeosamhMhicDhonnacha (The Joe McDonagh Cup).last_img read more

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Poch wants Levy to secure new deals and give him £150m transfer kitty

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO will ask Tottenham for £150million to overhaul his squad this summer, according to reports.The Spurs boss is set to meet chief Daniel Levy and billionaire owner Joe Lewis this week and wants assurances money will be provided help mount a title challenge next season.5 Mauricio Pochettino wants assurances club will keep best players and make additionsCredit: PA:Empics SportHe also wants his star players to be offered new deals ahead of the World Cup, before committing his long-term future in North London, say Telegraph Sport.Levy wants Poch to pen a new contract worth around £8.5m-a-year.But the Spurs boss wants to know where the club are going after spending £850m on their new stadium before putting pen to paper.Pochettino has accepted the club cannot financially compete with their rivals at the top of the Premier League.RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final game5 Mauricio Pochettino wants Daniel Levy (right) and billionaire owner Joe Lewis (left) to splash to cashCredit: PA:Press Association5 Mauricio Pochettino wants new deals for his star playersCredit: ReutersBut with another Champions League campaign next season, he feels the next step has to be leading a squad that can challenge on all fronts.Keeping Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris is vital to his plans moving forward.SPEND MAUR OR ELSE Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino urges Daniel Levy to ‘be brave and take risks’ in order to transform clubAll six players are set to be offered new contracts this summer.Pochettino also wants the nod to sell anybody he believes he can replace.Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele could all lave this summer.All three will need to be replaced with the futures of Victor Wanyama, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko uncertain.Wilfried Zaha and Ryan Sessegnon are both on his summer shopping list with Anthony Martial and Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic’s situations being closely monitored.5 Spurs will have to smash £42m club transfer record to land Wilfried ZahaCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 Spurs are also keen on Fulham kid Ryan SessegnonCredit: REUTERSAny tilt at landing big names will require Spurs breaking their club record transfer fee of £42m shelled out to Ajax for Davidson Sanchez last year.Pochettino wants decisive action and not for the club to be slow out of the blocks in terms of recruitment, which has cost Spurs in the past.Levy waited until Kyle Walker joined Manchester City for £50m before doing any business last summer and Pochettino will not want a repeat of that scenario this year.He is also fearful that some of Europe’s biggest clubs will attempt to unsettle his stars if new contracts are not agreed before they jet off for the World Cup with their respective countries.The best Premier League goals of the season: what was your favourite?last_img read more

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Volleyball: Sept. 2 Scoreboard

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana volleyball team quickly dispatched of Southern, 25-4, 25-23, 25-9, for a three-set win Tuesday in its 2014 home opener at the University Center. Southeastern Louisiana returns to the road this coming weekend, facing George Washington, host James Madison and Hampton at the JMU Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia.- Return to top – Southeastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0 The Huskies will be heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the Air Force Tournament. They will first play Weber State on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. They will continue to play Air Force on Sept. 6, followed by a match against Marist later that evening to conclude the tournament.- Return to top – In the kill department, Sander led the way with 11 kills. Berry added eight, and freshmen, Mikayla Sellers-Wiebe and Rondolyn Bryant added seven and six kills respectively. Celeste Ramirez led the way in digs with 10. Sara Hammoutene had 32 assists and five digs along with three kills. Southeastern (2-2) was led by sophomore Parrie Hartley, who recorded the first double-double of her career with 16 kills and 13 digs. The Lady Lions posted a .354 attack percentage as a team and held Southern (1-4) to .010 on the attack. Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0ABILENE, Texas – A raucous and energetic student crowd warmly welcomed the Abilene Christian volleyball team back to Moody Coliseum Tuesday night for their home opener against UT-Arlington, but the Mavs’ remained unfazed by the constant flow of distractions and responded with a 3-0 victory to keep the Wildcats winless on the young season.UTA improved to 3-1 with the 25-21, 25-11, 25-18 victory, while ACU fell to 0-4.The Mavericks hit .351 with 46 kills using a two-setter system. Amanda Welsh was credited with 22 assists and two of her team’s four service aces and Cassidy Wheeler came through with 19 assists, five digs, a kill and an ace.Qiana Canete hit .258 and led her side with 12 kill. Additionally, three of her teammates went without an attacking error despite registering eight or more attempts.On defense, the Mavs dug out 44 of 105 Wildcats’ attacks and outblocked the home team 7-3, with Ashley Bennett getting up to the net four times (one solo, three assists).Junior Jennie Loerch carried the Wildcats for most of the night, coming through with 17 kills on 33 attempts (.394). Newcomers Corinne Grandcolas and Taylor Nix also combined for two blocks, while sophomore Lexi Mercier had a solo block.The Wildcats certainly had their chances to win game one after three consecutive attack errors by the Mavs put them ahead at 21-20, but a service error tied the score at 21-21 and then Canete gave her side the lead for good with her fourth kill of the set. Following that point, UTA went on to receive a kill from Taylor Gross, one of two solo blocks from Stacey Koch and a game-winning kill from Cassidy Wheeler.ACU trailed from start-to-finish in game two, and in game three could never take the lead despite tying the score four times, the last at 14-14. From there, the Mavs scored six of the next seven points in pushing their advantage to 20-15. Canete ripped two more kills over the final seven possessions. UTA also got late points from Ashley Bennett, Hannah Baptiste and a Wildcat service error.The Wildcats return to action Saturday for a doubleheader at Texas State’s Delta Zeta Classic, where they will battle North Texas (9:30 a.m.) and the host Bobcats (2 p.m.).- Return to top – In the third and final set, the Privateers were once again in complete command, building a 20-3 advantage. The service game was in full force as New Orleans racked up 14 aces. Sander had six aces and Berry added three. New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers volleyball team (2-2) got off to a fast start and cruised to a three-set victory over the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, winning 25-10, 25-20, and 25-9 at the Human Performance Center on Tuesday night. New Orleans will next face Arkansas-Pine Bluff as part of the UNO Invitational. The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Human Performance Center.- Return to top – The Huskies outblocked the Panthers 10-4. HBU also outhit Prairie View A&M 54 kills to 40. The Huskies outdug the Panthers by only one dig. Southern’s best offensive effort (.167 attack percentage) came during the second set as they forced the Lady Lions into a tight contest. Southeastern held off the Lady Jaguars and rebounded in the third set with its best offensive effort (.458 attack percentage) of the night, leaving little doubt as to the eventual outcome. All 14 members of the squad saw game action against Southern.center_img Dominating out of the gate, Southeastern rattled off seven-straight points to open the first set and eventually built a 13-1 advantage on the serving of Mikayla Shippy and Hartley. Mississippi Valley State was led by Halle Gayten and Halee Clark who each contributed five kills. Kayondra Hood and Alexandria Garland had five assists. The Devilettes had 13 digs on the night as a team. Hartley led all players in kills, hitting a career-best .500 over the course of the match, while Shippy handed out 27 assists. Morgan Todd led all players with 20 digs. Shippy (three), Hartley (two), Morgan Miller (two) and Tiffany Thomas (one) all served up aces for the Lady Lions. Senior outside hitter Bailey Keith had 13 kills against Prairie View, while senior outside hitter Megan McStravick had nine kills. Sophomore setter Kayla Armer had a match-high of 41 assists for HBU (1-3) to go along with her nine digs. Senior libero Haley Hoffman tied for a match-high of 16 digs for the Huskies.   Coach Millicent Van Norden stated about the win, “I’m proud of the girls and the way they defended the home court in front of a great crowd. Cara has been really strong for us, and I challenged the rest of our hitters to become more involved and they stepped up and did well tonight.” Marisol Macias led Southern’s offensive attack with eight kills and Phalen Clark dished out 20 assists. Diamond Williams posted 14 digs to lead the Lady Jaguars. Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – HBU sophomore Jessica Wooten recorded a match-high of 15 kills for the Huskies in their 3-1 (25-17, 25-6, 20-25, 25-11) victory over the Panthers Tuesday evening at the William Nicks Building. The Privateers raced out to an early 10-1 lead as Mississippi Valley State had four attack errors by the time the first timeout was called. New Orleans was able to coast from there behind a balanced attack, led by Cara Sander and Taylor Berry. The Privateers had a little more trouble overcoming Mississippi Valley State in the second set. After appearing to earn a point to move ahead 6-4, a call was changed and the score was flipped to 5-5. The Devilettes won the next four rallies, and the Privateers were playing from behind. New Orleans eventually tied it at 19-19, and an ace by Berry keyed an 8-1 run to close out the second set. Lenicia Tyson recorded 11 kills for the Panthers. Ana Kiso led Prairie View with 30 assists. LaKeisha Allen tied for a match-high of 16 digs, while Jasmine Lewis recorded 11 digs for the Panthers.  last_img read more

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Web Professionals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2018

first_imgThis week is Thanksgiving week in the United States. And that means this Thursday, we’ll focus on showing gratitude and being thankful for what we have.Family and friends will gather to reflect on the past year, share memories, and enjoy meals together.And while we’re all enjoying each others company, there’s another tradition that happens this week. The tradition of announcing Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals and discounts. I’m not sure why, but my inbox isn’t filled with as many announcements this year as in the past.Perhaps it’s because I unsubscribed from so many newsletters in the past year.But never fear, I’ve uncovered a slew of Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundups to share with my readers.This is my second year publishing a roundup of all the roundups; last year’s post was one of my most visited posts for the year.Black Friday and Cyber Monday DealsAs I did last year, I’m listing the deal roundups and not listing all the deals separately.Note: many deals are time limited, some start before Black Friday. Be sure to read their fine print.You ready to shop?2018 Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals for Graphic & Web Designers from JUST Creative. Jacob Cass continues to impress me with his collection of excellent discounts and deals for graphic designers, web professionals, creatives, and freelancers.You’ll find discounts for online training courses, images, fonts, ebooks, web hosting, and more.Black Friday Deals RoundUp for Bloggers and Cyber Monday Deals Up to 75% Off from She Means Blogging includes all kinds of useful deals for web hosting, themes, training, domain name registration, writing tools, and lead generation.Best WordPress Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday – 2018 from The Maverick Spirit focuses on WordPress, web hosting, search engine optimization, and marketing tools.9 Best Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Designers and Developers: As they did last year, Design Bombs kept their roundup list short, with deals on hosting, themes, plugins, and icons.Sad they didn’t include reviews as they did last year. Still, I’m happy they highlighted the dates for the discounts so you don’t have to search.Best Black Friday deals for designers and artists 2018 from Digital Arts Online. I discovered their roundup for the first time last year. You’ll find discounts for Adobe Creative Cloud, tablets, laptops, sketchbooks, and art supplies.The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2018 from TechRadar. If you’re looking for smartphone, tablet, laptop, photography, apps, or other digital device deals, TechRadar’s collection of discounts is the first place you want to visit. Updated daily. (Personally, I’m checking out deals on a new birdwatching scope.)Best WordPress Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018 from WPMayor. The staff at WPMayor published their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal list on November 2, 2018 and have been updating it ever since.Find deals on WordPress-related products, including hosting, ecommerce, plugins, themes, and other related deals.Black Friday 2018 from The Verge. Similar to TechRadar, you’ll find on all kinds of deals on digital devices, TVs, speakers, and more.What I like about The Verge roundup: they highlight deals online and in-store. Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2018 WordPress Deals – Big Savings from WPBeginner. If you work with WordPress, you’ll find over 90 deals and discounts on themes, plugins, online services, tools, web hosting, and more. Phew! That’s it for my roundup of Black Friday/Cyber Monday roundups.Are you looking for a special discount or deal for Black Friday/Cyber Monday?Or do you know of other roundups to add? Share them in the comments.Photo by Jez Timms on UnsplashShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeb Professionals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2019While I’m looking forward to enjoying Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and lots of other scrumptious goodies this week, I know many other people are looking forward to another tradition at this time of year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals and discounts. From design goodies to web…In “Technology”Web Professionals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2017It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and you know what that means in the United States. Well, besides people scurrying to the grocery store to gather all the makings for their Thanksgiving meal this week. Lots of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping discounts have been announced, with great deals on…In “Technology”My Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017With the end of the year fast approaching, I took time this week to look back at my most popular posts of 2017. One of the goals for my blog is to publish posts that are helpful to you in your work and business, whether you’re: Designing and developing websites…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

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Don’t Buy That Gucci Knockoff: You Could Be Funding ORC

first_imgIf you’ve ever been to New York’s Chinatown, Los Angeles’ Santee Alley or Hong Kong’s Gage Street, you know what draws the crowds: the chance to snag knockoff Jimmy Chu shoes, a Rolex watch or a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses for a fraction of the retail price.While consumers may think it’s a “victimless crime” that only hurts big corporations, counterfeiting harms countless individuals as well, from sweatshop workers who toil without legal protections to consumers themselves, many thousands of whom die annually due to fraudulent drugs and foods. It’s also the biggest source of profit for criminal gangs… KSDK5 News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Recording and Q&As Available: Activate Today! Realize ROI with Intel® vPro Technology and Symantec Altiris

first_imgQ4A: What specific kinds of   problems can be fixed remotely, if the OS isn’t operating? A7: Intel vPro technology is contained in the hardware, so the OS   itself is irrelevant to the functionality of vPro. The way this would   typically work is that the chipset manages the network stack and so it’s   still on the network with same IP/hostname. You can connect with the Symantec   tool and tell it to grab this network based image (ISO) of our repair utility   that we put together inside our company. That machine will reboot and load   that image across the network. Now, if there’s no VPN client, you can provide   the user a CD to cause the computer to be rebooted, or a USB image and have   that capability still be performed. Answer Q1: Are there other   vendors/products that take advantage of the vPro technology, or is Symantec   exclusively doing the management for the vPro technology? A4: Software problems. By booting to an ISO located somewhere on the   network, the technician has the ability to run diagnostic tools or repair   corrupt files on the local hard drive. So, specifically, a tech could fix OS   problems, perform hardware or low-level scans, boot into the BIOS to review   and change BIOS settings, etc. This ability to redirect the boot process   allows the tech to access common diagnostic tools, even if the OS won’t boot!   But obviously, bad hardware cannot be fixed remotely and will require a   desk-side visit. A2: We buy over 5000 new pc’s a year on our lifecycle process. We   have built into this process the imaging and vpro setup. The cost is volume   based, but anyone can buy a PC from HP with VPRO enablement on a one off   basis. Activate Today! Realize ROI with Intel® vPro Technology and Symantec Altiris is now available for on-demand viewing!We are hosting a series of ROI and activation webinars on Tech Republic; each one is focused on a specific management console – Symantec Altiris, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and LANDesk.This webcast features special guest speakers from Intel Corporation, Jeff Marek, Director of End User Platform Engineering, Digital Office, and Jeff Torello, Staff Architect, Digital Office and Lee Bender, Sr. Technical Manager of Strategic Alliances, Symantec. They discuss the ROI possible with Intel vPro technology usage models activated, a review of the primary usage models supported by Altiris, and an overview of the activation process using Altiris.In addition, Kelsey captured the questions and answers from this session (Thanks Kelsey!!).Have questions that aren’t covered here? Please post them in the Ask An Expert forum and we’ll get them answered for you. A6: It’s having a positive impact and is lowering the workload for   people responsible for managing these systems. Q8: What are the typical types   of problems that customers are fixing remotely? A5: [Cleveland Clinic] It’s a process to start this. You really need   to engage the product your using and vPro together. We were very early   adopters in this process, and really took us about 6-7 months. Once we got   through all those initial hurdles, we were able to move very quickly. We have   a lifecycle process now and also pushed that back to our manufacturer. In   terms of new deployment, I think it would be much quicker. Q7: How could you boot a   remote system from a network ISO if the OS is down or maybe if you don’t have   a VPN client? Q2: Cleveland Clinic: How much   do you pay to purchase desktop from HP? Any minimum purchase? A8: It’s the ability to reach out and repair and recover the machine   from a variety of bad scenarios. You can go down the wire to figure out if   your inventory isn’t up to date and what kind of hardware it is. Once you   have the ability to boot to an ISO – you can jump into the BIOS you can help   the end user walk through it, low level scans, copy over possibly corrupted   files. We have seen people reboot dead hardware to do even just limited   functionality. Once you can fix something remotely you can repair things that   you usually couldn’t. Q9: Are there other software   tools that can be used to manage vPro PCs? A1: Yes, there are others. In fact, we have many ISV partners that   support vPro Technology in their client management solutions. Other than   Symantec, Microsoft supports vPro in their Configuration Manager (aka SCCM)   product in the Out-of-Band Manager component. LANDesk also support vPro   Technology, as well as others. There are about 60 different programs that support vPro capabilities.   On the vPro Expert Center there is a list of the programs that support vPro.   Some examples are Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and   LANDesk. Q6: Were all of your employees   behind moving to vPro? Were they all believers at first? A3: With the Intel vPro technology, a boot redirection can be   initiated. This allows a bootable ISO to be presented to the system. There   are online demonstrations at Intel vPro Expert Center and Symantec Connect. This   is the power of Intel vPro technology and out-of-band management. Regardless   of the host operating system state, Intel vPro technology communications can   connect to, power on\off, present a bootable ISO, and other items over the   network. The bootable ISO can be located at any accessible UNC share. There   are online demonstrations at Intel vPro Expert Center and Symantec Connect.   Example article. Q3: How could you boot a   remote system from a network ISO if the OS is down? ie no vpn client? Thanks! Question A4: You may already have systems supporting Intel Active Management   Technology, within the Intel vPro Technology platform. The technology has   been in systems for over 3 years now. There are tools and articles on Intel   vPro Expert Center and Symantec Connect explaining how to find systems. One   example is here. Intel vPro Technology is a platform (analogous to Centrino) that   consist of: CPU, chipset, and network adapter(s). I am not aware of any   computer manufacturers that offer FRU (field replaceable unit) upgrades for   motherboards/systems to convert a non-vPro PC to vPro. So, yes, the short   answer is, unless you have existing PC’s that support vPro, as companies   refresh their fleet, they can opt for vPro Technology in their new PC   purchases. We maintain a list of PCs featuring vPro Technology on the vPro   Expert Center here. Q4B: OK, so maybe this is   obvious, but to implement this, I need all new hardware, right? Q5: How long of a time frame   from investigation of vPro to actually having machines up and working?last_img read more

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