Microsoft System Center Config Mgr 2007 with all new 2010 Intel Core vPro processor family

first_imgAs part of our launch of the all new 2010 Intel Core vPro processor family, Microsoft Vice-President Brad Anderson talked about how “vPro enables us to do things inside of System Center that in the past required the help desk to actually visit a desktop … [including] remotely troubleshooting PCs even when the Operating System has not been booted.”  To see a demonstration of how Intel vPro technology with System Center Config Mgr 2007 helps reduce time-consuming desk-side visits, watch the demonstration below from Jeff Wattlaufer of Microsoft’s Systems Center Product Group:last_img

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Mobile Applications and Better Networks Seek to Improve the Fan Experience

first_imgThis Sports Illustrated article about how the New 49ers Stadium Will Feature Mobile App to Help Optimize Beer and Bathroom TripsOpens in a new window. The IT team is set to roll out a mobile appOpens in a new window that points fans in the direction of the shortest line – and shorter lines mean more time watching football and more happy customers!Another app is focused on eliminating lines altogether by arranging for food to be delivered right to your seatOpens in a new window – so you don’t miss any of the action you paid for. Opens in a new windowSpeaking of not missing the game – while many stadiums continue to focus on large screen displays to bring the on-field action (and replays) to the fans, others are also focusing on hand-held apps that enable personal replays and streaming of multi-media experiences in the stands. The multi-dimensional experience of watching a game at home – such as the ability to replay at your will, engage in conversations with other fans on social channels, and follow your fantasy team can, and should, all be a part of watching the home team play live.The shared experience of witnessing a great game is only further enhanced by stadiums and teams that have embraced social media. By giving fans new ways to connect with each other, the team, and the players, pro football organizations provide a view of the game from every angle. Fans’ game experiences are enriched by photos and commentary from the nosebleed seats, the sidelines, the press box, and the locker room.However, this increased use of mobility and the rapidly increasing number of mobile devices in the park can be a drain on network availability and bandwidth, hindering the benefits of these new services and experiences mentioned above. Proactive sports franchises and CIOs are investing ahead of this curve, realizing that the competition for fans is seats is fan on the couch.  For any fan who has struggled to send a text message, or to upload a great game picture, it will come as a relief that stadiums and in some cases leagues are being encouraged to upgrade to more powerful wi-fi networksOpens in a new window. These days, a strong network connection is an important aspect of how closely fans feel connected to their team!Join the Twitter conversation by using the hashtag #SportsTechOpens in a new window!How do you think technologies, such as cloud computingOpens in a new window, Big DataOpens in a new window, the Internet of ThingsOpens in a new window, and/or mobilityOpens in a new window could be used to fix your stadium headaches?Check out yesterday’s blog on how pro football teams are using enterprise tech to keep players saferOpens in a new window.Chris Chris Peters is a business strategist with more than 21 years of experience ranging from Information Technology, manufacturing, supply chain, nuclear power and consumer products.Find him on LinkedInOpens in a new window.Follow him on TwitterOpens in a new window (@Chris_P_Intel)Check out his previous posts and discussions As any fan knows, the good aspects of watching a live game –the energy of thousands of fans, stadium snacks, and live football – also come with some logistical challenges and headaches.Spending time outdoors in a football stadium with more than 60,000 other fans can present some logistical challenges that can put a kink in an otherwise perfect day at the game. Long concession lines or lines in the bathroom can result in missing the live action you came to see.  Clogged or unavailable networks can negatively affect many new services that organizations are trying to deliver to fans.As a result, forward-looking, customer-oriented franchises are embracing technology in different ways to enrich the experience of fans. It is interesting to see the importance of this relationship as new job titles like “General Manager of Stadium Experience and Technology”Opens in a new window emerge on the scene.In this blog, I’ve pulled from a series of articles I found that highlight key dependencies and emerging requirements to think holistically from the individual fan all the way to the data center infrastructure. The reason: The Live Experience has competition from an ever-improving At Home Experience.last_img read more

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Floyd Mayweather trolled for wearing ‘Silly Boots’

first_imgMayweather and his boots 😂 pic.twitter.com/2TRgzJHMgb— E L I Z A♡ (@Elizahxo) February 10, 2019 Fun fact: Tonight is not the first time Floyd Mayweather has been spotted wearing your aunties favorite boots. In fact, he loves that fit. pic.twitter.com/Te1JbCzb1Y— Cocoa Khalucy (@issalucyyy) February 10, 2019 Lmao Mayweather gotta stop with the knee high boots— E Atoms (@_EezyE_) February 10, 2019 He got on them Floyd Mayweather boots 😂😂 https://t.co/k7G8fEacgP— Thanks For Asking (@SeanBdarealest) February 11, 2019 why is #Mayweather wearing his momma boot— Julio C (@RebornBaleno) February 10, 2019Floyd Mayweather first flaunted those boots back in 2014.Floyd Mayweather dressed like Mary J. Blige. Bout to tear down a performance of No More Drama. pic.twitter.com/hbdPgoP7mM— Joanna Simkin (@JoannaSimkin) September 25, 2014What do you guys think of Floyd Mayweather’s outfit?ALSO READ:Floyd Mayweather made a whopping ₹45 Lakhs per second in his fight against Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan AdvertisementBoxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr was mercilessly trolled on Twitter for wearing a silly outfit while attending a boxing event which was headlined by his prodigy Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Mexican slugger Hugo Ruiz at the Dignity Health Arena in Carson, California.Davis knocked out Ruiz in the first round, but it was Mayweather who became the butt of the joke. Floyd Mayweather was shown in Davis’s changing room offering his advice on the Showtime network broadcast. Floyd rocked knee-length red boots along with his outfit.However, it didn’t take long for Twitter to get creative and memes started floating around on Social Media. According to some, Floyd’s outfit was better suited for a horse race venue than a boxing match..@floydmayweather checks in with @gervontaa before his first main event 💰#DavisRuiz pic.twitter.com/xEFbikdQCM— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) February 10, 2019Here are all the hilarious tweets:Why Floyd got on these horse trainer boots #shobox— Ifihadnoloot (@D_P_G4Ever) February 10, 2019 I just noticed Mayweather‘s boots. pic.twitter.com/3IUT9M5BqV— Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) February 10, 2019 Mayweather and his damn horse jockey boots be killing me man #DavisRuiz pic.twitter.com/Or96CcdMtX— Ivan Iverson (@DC_Sports_fan) February 10, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Achrekar sir was strict but also caring and loving: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar has once again paid tribute to his childhood coach, Ramakant Achrekar, calling him a “caring and loving” person. Tendulkar has always had high regards for his coach and never misses a chance to praise him.While launching a book on child health-care for parents “Even When There Is A Doctor”, Tendulkar said coaches and gurus are like parents. The book is authored by Dr Yashwant Amdekar, Dr Rajesh Chouhan and Krishnan Sivaramakrishnan.”Coaches, gurus are like our parents, because we end up spending so much time with them, we learn so many things from them,” Tendulkar said at the book lauch function.”Achrekar sir was strict at times, extremely strict and also caring and loving. Sir did not say well-played to me ever, but I knew when Sir has taken me to have bhel-puri or paani-puri, sir is happy, I have done something nice on the field,” he said.Tendulkar was coached by Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park in Dadar, central Mumbai.”I was a naughty child, difficult to manage….I was extremely lucky to have a balanced family, my father who was always extremely calm, who never got angry, agitated, and so did my mother, they gave me freedom, pampered me, but never spoiled me,” he recollected.”When the situation demanded to be firm they were firm,” Tendulkar added.He also recollected an instance from childhood which, he said, taught him to use freedom with responsibility.”I must have been 13 or so when I had to go to Indore to attend a national camp for a month and those were the days when mobiles were not available.advertisement”I was going for a month and my mother was worried, and my father was telling her that he is the sharpest and cleverest among all of us, he knows, he is mature guy, I felt brilliant…with that freedom somewhere (in) my subconscious mind it registered that with freedom comes responsibility and I should not misuse my freedom,” he said.He credited his wife Anjali for bringing up his children Sara and Arjun.”I wouldn’t want to take any credit, the person behind me (Anjali) — I would like to give her all the credit and more so because we both were doing well in our careers and when you know that you have a promising future and that is when an individual decides to take a back seat (in career),” he said, referring to his paediatrician wife’s decision to devote herself to parenting.Anjali, who happens to be a student of Dr Amdekar, was present on the occasion.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Spain hold off Israel in World Cup qualifier

first_imgIsrael 0 Spain 1: Illarramendi brilliance lights up turgid affair Guy Atkinson 04:44 10/10/17 Asier Illarramendi - cropped Getty Images Spain were far from their free-flowing best against a well-drilled Israeli side, but a moment of magic late on handed them all three points. A stunning strike from Asier Illarramendi ensured Spain finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a flourish as they edged out Israel at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.Julen Lopetegui’s much-changed side were a long way from their fluent best and had to rely on a moment of magnificence from the Real Sociedad midfielder, who thrashed a 25-yard half-volley into the top corner of Ariel Harush’s net in the 76th minute.Pedro had earlier wasted a golden opportunity to break the deadlock at the end of the first half, while Jonathan Viera and Marco Asensio also came close with long-range strikes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Spain, for whom Sergio Busquets earned his 100th cap, had already secured their place in Russia next year following a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday, and Illarramendi’s goal means they finish Group G having won nine of their 10 games.14 – Spain have scored in each of their 14 international games under Julen Lopetegui. Illarramendi. pic.twitter.com/rMELHEnNwI — OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 9, 2017 Despite making 10 changes from the side that cruised past Albania, Spain quickly hit their stride with Asensio’s long-range strike forcing Harush into a smart save inside the opening minutes.Pedro then saw a powerful effort from the edge of the area punched clear by Harush before debutant Viera sent a dipping shot from distance narrowly over the crossbar.Spain continued to look like the only side capable of making a breakthrough as the half wore on with Aritz Aduriz the next to test Harush with a looping header.Harush was called into action again soon after as he acrobatically tipped over Sergio Ramos’ thumping 30-yard drive.Bibras Natcho drilled over after a rare attack from the hosts, before Spain squandered the clearest opening of the game just prior to the break. An incisive pass from Viera set Pedro free behind the Israel backline but the Chelsea forward’s low shot was too close to Harush, who was able to push away. Israel started the second period with a vigour that was missing from their first-half display, resulting in Tomer Hemed prodding wide from close range three minutes after the restart.Aduriz then missed a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock for the visitors as he failed to make contact with a teasing ball across the box with the goal at his mercy.The lively Viera then tried his luck again from distance, this time whipping an effort narrowly past Harush’s left-hand post.¡¡GOOOOOOOOOL DE ILLARRAMENDI!! ¡BOOOOOUM! ¡ZAPATAZO Y GOL!- | 0-1 | 76′ | #VamosEspaña pic.twitter.com/z8Q7JJhfc4 — Selección Española (@SeFutbol) October 9, 2017 As the game looked to be petering out to a goalless finish, Illarramendi stepped up to deliver a winner of the highest quality. A corner fell to him 25 yards out and the 27-year-old let fly with a swerving half-volley into the top corner for his first international goal.   read morelast_img read more

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Australia Cricket World Cup guide: gameplan, key player and prediction

first_imgWhat’s their gameplan?Wickets, and in a hurry. Losing Jhye Richardson to injury hurts, with his fast swing both ways. Starc and Cummins are the battering rams, with Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile looking for English hoop, while on dry pitches Lyon and Zampa control the middle.There haven’t been many huge Australian scores lately. They chased 359 against India in March, but main contributors Handscomb and Turner were dumped. With bowling as their stronger suit, Australia’s best chance is to chase or defend the middle range. The batsmen have to give them that chance.Who’s their key player?No question: Glenn Maxwell. In a line-up short on firepower, he’s the powder keg. His strike rate at the previous World Cup was 182, blasting his first international century among a series of devastating innings. Since then he’s added Test and T20 centuries for Australia but never got the chance to settle under Smith’s captaincy.Under Langer and Finch, Maxwell has found his role in the middle format, and responded with a string of substantial innings that alternate responsibility and damage as required. He’s one of those rare talents who can hit balls to places that others can’t, and has shots that others never will. If this is his time, don’t miss a ball.What is the realistic aim for Australia and why?There are so many variables. Smith, Warner and Starc at their best are almost enough to win a trophy. But the likelihood of their best isn’t high. What Australia does have of late is consistency of effort and of returns across each other spot in the team. They may not have endless destructive potential like England or current individual brilliance like India, but they’re good enough to challenge any team. Get it right twice, and a sixth trophy is a distinct possibility.Geoff Lemon is a Guardian writer, broadcaster and author of Steve Smith’s Men: Australian Cricket’s Greatest Downfall Quick guide Australia: Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia cricket team Hide Until early March, a couple of barren years had seen Australia win just four matches of 26. England inflicted nine of those defeats. But in Australia’s last eight ODIs a new-look side touring against India and Pakistan won the lot, while every player contributed.Having replaced Darren Lehmann after 2018’s sandpaper fiasco, coach Justin Langer is familiar with the challenge of reviving a dispirited set-up. With the tonic of a few wins, his dressing room currently reflects a brighter mood. What he doesn’t have is a proven team. Some lack experience, while the combination of old and new remains unsettled. Topics Read more Was this helpful? AustraliaICC world ranking 5 (as of 6 May)Captain Aaron Finch, leftCoach Justin LangerWorld Cup best Winners 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015Fixtures (10.30am unless stated)1 June v Afghanistan, Bristol (1.30pm)6 June v West Indies, Trent Bridge9 June v India, The Oval12 June v Pakistan, Taunton15 June v Sri Lanka, The Oval20 June v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge25 June v England, Lord’s29 June v New Zealand, Lord’s6 July v South Africa, Old Trafford Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images AsiaPac Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Warner also has a fine record with Finch, and is a career opener with 14 one-day hundreds. Who takes the spot? Khawaja has a paltry record at No 3, and his sedate early pace warrants the longest time in the middle. If he drops a spot, Smith at No 4 will squeeze out Shaun Marsh, another player with a string of recent hundreds. Australia’s strokemakers also lack the six-hitting of teams like England and West Indies, to turn big scores into huge ones. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has struggled for rhythm with the bat for some time, while wicketkeeper Alex Carey caresses more than bludgeons.Attention will be on Mitchell Starc, the star of the 2015 tournament. He blasted out 22 wickets at 10 runs apiece with swing and pace, at better than a wicket every three overs. But injuries have seen his progress stutter, and he’s played only three ODIs in the last 16 months. Starc can win games on his own. Or if he’s astray, at his pace, he can lose them.Starc’s key ally will be Pat Cummins. The formerly fragile quick is in the form of his life, having just won the Allan Border Medal for Australia’s best player of the last year. He’s bowled with intelligence and ferocity on all surfaces, and can find plenty to interest him in England. With the spin smarts of Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa to back them up, Australia’s attack could run the show. Australia sport Show … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Cricket Lehmann departed alongside his captaincy duo Steve Smith and David Warner. The latter pair now return after a year’s suspension. They’re tasked with recovering their best on the biggest stage in the game, while enduring a tougher welcome than they would at home.Then there’s their effect on a team that was humming. Peter Handscomb and Ashton Turner were the first casualties, bumped from the World Cup squad despite going beautifully. Within the XI, Usman Khawaja has recently found his one-day groove, with innings of 104, 100, 98, 91 and 88 among his team’s eight wins. The catch is that he’s been opening the batting, in a prolific partnership with Aaron Finch. Cricket World Cup 2019: Guardian Experts’ Network Cricket World Cup 2019 Since you’re here… Afghanistan Cricket World Cup guide: gameplan, key player and prediction The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Share on Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. Share via Email A few months ago, we were talking up the prospect of Afghanistan spinning out Australia on 1 June. But at the last minute the five-times world champions clicked into the kind of gear their lineage demands. Share on Facebook features Support The Guardian Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Ashwin Mankading: Stop judging him already, he’s not a disgrace

first_imgAshwin Mankading: Stop judging him already, he’s not a disgraceKings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin has been slammed and criticised severely after he decided to Mankad Jos Buttler during a tense Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday.advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 18:14 IST IPL 2019: R Ashwin Mankaded Jos Buttler during Kings XI Punjab’s tense match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur (IPL Photo)Jos Buttler resumed from where he had left last season. The England all-rounder blasted his way to quickfire half-century and was looking set to help Rajasthan Royals complete a steep chase of 185 against Kings XI Punjab in the fourth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 convincingly.R Ashwin, the skipper of KXIP, had one last chance to stop the Buttler juggernaut as he came on to complete his quota in the 13th over of the Royals’ chase. Buttler had survived five balls and would have been more than happy to stay at the non-striker’s end in the final ball of Ashwin’s brilliant spell on a batsman-friendly wicket.However, Ashwin removed Buttler even without bowling at him. The off-spinner, known as one of the smartest minds in modern-day cricket, Mankaded the in-form Buttler.Taking note of Buttler’s habit to back up quite a bit at the non-striker’s end, Ashwin whipped the bails off when the English batsman was at it again. Ashwin appealed, Buttler looked miffed, the third umpire was called in.Buttler had to walk back to the hut. Within minutes of IPL’s first-ever Mankaded dismissal, social media was flooded with opinions. Every uncle had one, so did some of the greatest names in cricket.Ashwin was certainly not the first one to Mankad a batsman out but a glance at Twitter on Monday evening certainly gave such an impression.Embarrassing and disgraceful? Biased experts?”Embarrassing and disgraceful,” screamed arguably the best spinner this world has ever seen — Shane Warne. The Australian legend said he was “so disappointed in Ashwin” the player and the captain.advertisementAshwin’s action is well within the rules of cricket as the updated 41.16 law says: “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler is permitted to attempt to run him/her out.”However, Warne didn’t stop with one tweet but he ranted on and on. The RAJASTHAN ROYALS ambassador, from a biased position himself, accused Indian cricket expert, Harsha Bhogle of bias after a Rajasthan Royals player was adjudged out in Jaipur.A little bit of scrolling down on Bhogle’s Twitter feed would have helped Warne save his face. Bhogle had been endorsing Mankading over the years and has backed bowlers who had mankaded, regardless of where they came from, in the past.Unlike doping, unlike match-fixing, unlike using sandpaper on a cricket ball, Ashwin was just aware of the situation of the laws of the game, which are available for anyone’s access on the cricket body’s official website. Lack of Sportsman Spirit?Quite a few English cricketers brought up the “sportsman spirit” issue to pin down Ashwin after Monday’s Mankade act. Kevin Pietersen, had a fallout with his own teammates after he was found texting his opposition about his captain, called the Mankading incident “a shocker” on air.Certainly, Ashwin didn’t refuse to walk after edging during a high-profile Test series like some of Pietersen’s former teammates.As Warne suggests, winning at all costs is certainly debatable but in a highly competitive environment, a player can afford to do everything that is within the rules.T20 is high pressure and takes a lot out of players. A bowler has only 4 overs to make an impact and as captain, Ashwin had the additional burden of ensuring he saw off the dangerous Jos Buttler before his spell was over.And when he saw Buttler had indeed taken that extra step forward, Ashwin did what he thought was best for his team without thinking of the reactions which were bound to erupt after. It’s important to reiterate that Ashwin is no cheat and he does not deserve all this name-calling because he acted within the rules of the game.It’s okay to talk up cricket as the gentleman’s game but please, let’s give Ashwin a break! T20 cricket has long stopped being a gentleman’s game. It’s highly competitive and winning is everything. Take, for example, the coloourful Indian Premier League. Losing teams are subjected to ridicule by their own fans – players are under constant pressure to deliver and win.When batsmen, who ever since the inception of the sport have an upper-hand over the bowlers, can switch stance and reverse sweep, bowlers should be at least left alone when they go about their job without crossing the line.Did Ashwin cross the line? Well, certainly not. Buttler did and his luck ran out.advertisementAlso Read | Mankading controversy erupts in IPL: Is it fair to call R Ashwin a cheat?Also Read | R Ashwin on Mankad controversy: I did not plan it, was within rules of the gameAlso Read | Mankading is like back-stabbing: BCCI official on R Ashwin’s run out of Jos ButtlerAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow R AshwinFollow Mankad controversyFollow Jos ButtlerFollow IPL 2019Follow Shane WarneFollow Kevin PietersenFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Rajasthan Royalslast_img read more

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Exclusive: Hidden Dangers of Shipping Alliances

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff; October 02, 2014 zoom The 2M alliance between the shipping heavyweights, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company is currently under scrutiny of the U.S.A. and China regulators.  The companies are trying to appear confident in the approval of the alliance, saying that the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) approval should be just a formality.Maersk Line’s Chief Executive Soren Skou recently visited China, to further clarify the proposed vessel sharing alliance to the local authorities. The companies are trying to persuade the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China that 2M has no common ground with the P3 Network alliance, which apart from Maersk and MSC also included France’s CMA CGM.The P3 Network was approved by the U.S. and EU regulators, but ultimately rejected by MOFCOM who saw the agreement as ”a de facto merger” between the three European carriers.However, the proposed 2M alliance could pose a serious threat to the market, according to the Chairman of the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) Denis Choumert.In a letter sent to the FMC, Mr. Choumert warned that the “2M operators might set up an extremely damaging situation to world trade.” The letter also stated that allowing Maersk Line and MSC to discuss and agree on some core parameters of the services can lead to a decrease of the competitive environment of the trade concerned by this agreement.In an interview given to World Maritime News Mr. Choumert said that the ESC had not received any feedback from the FMC at the time, and offered further insight into the ESC’s position on the current trend of forming shipping alliances.WMN: Would you agree with Maersk CEO N. Andersen who said that the approval of the 2M by the FMC is just a formality?Choumert: ”No, it is not, it should not be a formality. This alliance is huge and it must clearly be handled with care.  It makes the maritime market much more concentrated and thus it is important that competition authority take time to consider carefully the impact it could have on the market.”WMN: What could be the worst consequences of the 2M and similar alliances in terms of competition?Choumert: ”A drastic reduction in service quality, such as less direct calls, more feeders, and lengthier transit times, as well as an increase of freight rates. It could also lead to narrowing of the market with the exclusion of the small players (niche carriers) that are more used to tailor-made services.”WMN: What activities does the ESC plan to take with respect to the 2M?Choumert: ”We will continue to attract attention of competition authorities on development of the market, and push them to create a monitoring system to track freight rates and capacities. Regular meetings with the EU’s Directorate General for Competition to alert them on any deviations in the market are also on our agenda.”WMN: Recently we have seen a number of shipping companies join their forces in vessel-sharing agreements, including Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL, Maersk, MSC, etc. Are these alliances the way to go in combating over-capacity and restoring the balance within the industry? Are shipping alliances taking over the market?Choumert: ”It is clearly a way to try to restore freight rates and reach economies of scale to decrease cost. With 97% of the capacity between Asia and Europe in the hands of four alliances, we can say that alliances are taking over the market.”WMN: Can these alliances be viewed as a way to squeeze out smaller-scale competitors from the race?Choumert: ”Yes of course. Restoring freight rates will be possible by reducing the overcapacity, and thus wiping out some players out of the market.”WMN: Would you agree with the claim by Drewry’s Shipping Consultants that VSAs are causing port congestions, saying that these alliances have resulted in shuffling of vessels across shipping networks?Choumert: ”Yes. Having ever bigger ships causes tremendous challenges in the ports.  How can ports manage bigger and bigger ships with higher number of containers to move with less time?Ports need more cranes and employees to handle an impressive number of containers in short time intervals. For ports, the cost efficiency does not lie in bigger ships, because bigger ships do not allow the ports to use resources efficiently.There will be a few winners and many losers among ports. Losers will suffer from not being able to get returns on their infrastructure investments. Also,  serving fewer ports may increase the transport loads on the not too environmentally friendly road mode, if feeder or railway transport cannot be implemented.The VSAs will result in an alignment of capacity on each service. In order to rationalise, the different ship-owner of the same alliance will put on the same string of vessels with the same capacity.  Thus, smaller ships will be cascaded to other trades (they are now cascading “small ships” between 8000 and 13000 TEU out of the Asia-Europe market).”WMN: Is building bigger container ships a reasonable way to battle port congestion, to cut emissions, and can it help reduce shipping costs?Choumert: ”Bigger ships are not a solution for port congestion due to the fact that too many containers are reaching the port at the same time. Increasing the load factor of a ship means less emissions per container, which is a good thing of course.However, bigger ships do not translate to better load factors. The whole logistics chain must be considered if looking at costs, reducing maritime transport costs does not mean that port transit will be cheaper, due to non-rationalised use of port infrastructures and dockers. Congestion is also a cost to be considered.”WMN: How will the latest 0.1% Sulphur Directive affect large shipping companies, and what effect will it have on mid-sized and small shippers?Choumert: ”The impact on shippers will be different according to the types of flows handled.  Indeed, deep-sea shipping has no alternatives, so shippers will have to pay for surcharges.  On the contrary, short-sea shipping (intra-EU maritime transport) has some alternatives.  The increase in prices will force shippers to change their logistics chain and switch back to all road transport, or shorten the maritime part if not avoidable. In the end, it is not sure if the ecological balance will be positive. Furthermore, parts of the industry will suffer loss of competitiveness against foreign companies due to this sulphur directive (paper industry of northern Europe for example). All shippers will be affected, not only small or medium.”WMN: What other problems is the shipping market currently facing?Choumert: ”The container regulations that will be voted on by the end of next year, which if not applied in a pragmatic way as requested by the ESC,  could lead to a lot of slowdowns in the maritime logistics chain.”WMN: What direction can we expect the shipping market to take in the next couple of years?Choumert: ”We clearly expect that the relationship between ship-owners and shippers will be improved, as we aim to be considered as real customers.”last_img read more

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NOL Up for Sale Again?

first_imgzoom Singapore-based container shipping company Neptune Orient Lines has been put up for sale by investment company Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd, NOL’s majority stake owner, the Wall Street Journal reports citing sources familiar with the matter.As informed, the indebted carrier has been in talks with an undisclosed buyer, however; there has been no concrete deal yet as the involved parties could not agree on the price of the sale.The sale seems to be back on following talks with German carrier Hapag-Loyd on potential merger in 2008, followed by rumors on the merger between Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. and NOL that emerged in March this year.The relaunching of the plan comes in the wake of NOL’s disposal of its profitable logistics business, APL Logistics Ltd (APLL) which is expected to further facilitate NOL’s sale.APLL was sold in May to Kintetsu World Express, Inc for a total of USD 1.2 billion.Temasek holds 65% stake in the company whereas the remaining 35% is traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The estimated worth of the container shipping company is USD 1.7 billion.NOL, which operates through the APL brand, has 92 vessels in its fleet.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Top Oz university reports vast sophisticated hack

first_imgSydney: A top Australian university with close ties to the country’s government and security services on Tuesday said it had been the victim of a vast hack by a “sophisticated operator” who gained access to 19 years of sensitive data. In a message to staff and students, the Australian National University did not say who was believed to be behind the cyber intrusion, which is thought to have started in late 2018. But vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt said the data accessed included “names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, and passport details.” The hack also breached student academic records. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”In late 2018, a sophisticated operator accessed our systems illegally. We detected the breach two weeks ago,” Schmidt said. “We’re working closely with Australian government security agencies and industry security partners to investigate further.” “The University has taken immediate precautions to further strengthen our IT security and is working continuously to build on these precautions to reduce the risk of future intrusion.” The Canberra-based institution is backed by the federal government and is one of Australia’s foremost research and teaching universities. It started as a research institution after World War II, but today also teaches tens of thousands of students each year, including former prime ministers, cabinet officials and civil servants. This is just the latest in a series of hacks targeting the Australian establishment.last_img read more

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Girl in Quebec elementary school stabbed by boy

first_imgALMA, Que. — Provincial police say a girl in a Quebec elementary school was stabbed Tuesday afternoon during a dispute with a schoolmate.Police spokesman Hugues Beaulieu said there was an altercation between two students at the Saint-Pierre elementary school in Alma in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.He said a boy pulled out a knife and stabbed the girl, reported to be in fourth grade. She was taken to hospital but suffered only superficial wounds.The boy was taken into custody by police officers and social services, but Beaulieu says it’s too early to say what will happen to him. He did not divulge the ages of the children involved.Students who were present during the incident and school personnel were questioned by investigators.Alma is about 175 kilometres north of Quebec City.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Radical environmentalism against energy sector growing report

OTTAWA — There is a “growing radicalized environmentalist faction” in Canada that is opposed to the country’s energy sector policies, warns a newly declassified intelligence report.The RCMP criminal intelligence assessment, focusing on Canadian waters, cites potential dangers from environmental activists to offshore oil platforms and hazardous marine shipments, representing perhaps the starkest assessment of such threats by the Canadian security community to date.The report drew a sharp dismissal from Greenpeace — a prominent environmental group singled out in the document — which suggested it could simply be an effort by security authorities to tell the Harper government what it wants to hear.The Canadian Press obtained a heavily censored copy of the September 2011 threat assessment of marine-related issues under the Access to Information Act.The report was compiled by the Mounties with input from the Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Defence Department, Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada. Contributing agencies reviewed the resulting assessment.“The Canadian law enforcement and security intelligence community have noted a growing radicalized environmentalist faction within Canadian society that is opposed to Canada’s energy sector policies,” says the report.“Greenpeace is opposed to the development of Canada’s Arctic region, as well as Canada’s offshore petroleum industry. Criminal activity by Greenpeace activists typically consists of trespassing, mischief, and vandalism, and often requires a law enforcement response.“Greenpeace actions unnecessarily risk the health and safety of the activists, the facility’s staff, and the first responders who are required to extricate the activists.”Recent protests off the coast of Greenland involving Greenpeace vessels MV Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise “highlight the need to be prepared for potential threats to the safety and security of offshore oil and gas platforms.”“Tactics employed by activist groups are intended to intimidate and have the potential to escalate to violence.”For years CSIS has cited the potential for the most extreme environmentalists to resort to violence. But some critics have accused the Conservative government of taking the message much further with none-too-subtle warnings about “environmental and other radical groups” bent on derailing major oil, forestry and mining projects.Yossi Cadan, campaigns director for Greenpeace Canada, said while group members sometimes trespass on private property to make their point, the group shuns violence.“We’re peaceful and non-violent. We are taking direct actions, but it’s never violent,” he said, adding “safety is a No. 1 priority for us.”“There is a difference between breaking the law and criminal activities,” Cadan added.“It’s true that the distance between the government policy and the environmental movement is growing, but I don’t think that the movement is getting more radical.”It seems like anyone who disagrees with the government on subjects such as the Alberta oilsands “has become an enemy in many ways,” he said.Cadan accused the federal government of trying to avoid the real issues by publicly attacking opponents. “It’s not going to work because we are going to continue and focus on the environmental issues.”For its part, CSIS denies any ideological bias against environmental activists, saying in a recently declassified memo from earlier this year that, “Needless to say, such accusations are patently untrue.”Overall, the 2011 RCMP-led assessment of Canadian waters found criminal organizations continue to exploit marine ports, waterways and waterside infrastructure to smuggle drugs, people and other commodities including stolen vehicles.In addition, the report says illegal fishing remains a problem, and Canada’s expertise in maritime and scientific fields makes it “an attractive target for espionage.”Increased accessibility to ice-free Arctic waterways may also result in greater commercial fishing and vessel activity, says the report. The boost in traffic, along with a commercial fisheries ban in the Beaufort Sea, “could lead to an increase in illegal, unreported and unregulated” fishing in the Arctic, it adds.The assessment concludes there is a need for strategies “to detect and disrupt threats” before they occur. read more

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UN health agency reports massive polio vaccination campaign in Indonesia

Indonesia had been polio-free since 1995, but since March, 225 children have been paralyzed, due to a poliovirus imported into the country earlier this year. “In addition to paralyzing children throughout Java and southern Sumatra, the outbreak continues to expand, and there is great risk that it could spread into neighbouring countries,” said UN World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for Polio Eradication David Heymann, who recently returned from Jakarta, the capital. “As with other infectious diseases, the poliovirus does not respect borders. The Government of Indonesia has assured the polio partners that it is fully engaged and committed to stopping this outbreak, and to doing everything it can to prevent further international spread of the virus.” The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is spearheaded by national governments, WHO, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Rotary International and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tomorrow and Wednesday more than 750,000 vaccinators, health workers and volunteers, will go house-to-house and work at vaccination booths across Indonesia. With more than 6,000 inhabited islands, reaching every child will be a challenge. The campaign will be followed by additional rounds on 27 September and in early November. The Indonesian authorities are working with hundreds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the ground, and have established a network of more than 500 mobile vaccination teams to ensure that children travelling through transit points, such as train stations, bus stations, airports and harbours, are not missed. The polio eradication partnership is urgently increasing technical and financial assistance to the Indonesian authorities. Leading the civil society sector charge is Rotary International, which has raised more than $600 million for polio eradication since 1985. “Reaching every, single child requires a massive communication effort in highlighting to parents the dangers of the current polio outbreak and of the need to immunize every child,” UNICEF Programme Division Director Alan Court said. “This is our best chance to protect Indonesia’s children, safeguard vulnerable children across the region, and keep a polio-free world within our sight.” Eradication efforts have reduced the number of polio cases worldwide from 350,000 annually in 1988 to 1,110 cases in 2005 so far. Six countries remain polio-endemic (Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Niger and Egypt), but the paralyzing virus continues to spread to previously polio-free countries. In total, 18 previously polio-free countries have been re-infected since mid-2003. In six of these (Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Sudan), immunity levels were not high enough to prevent the re-establishment of transmission of the imported virus. read more

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Some roads and highways in northern Colorado reopening as floods recede

by Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press Posted Sep 21, 2013 12:59 am MDT Some roads and highways in northern Colorado reopening as floods recede AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DENVER – More highways in northern Colorado that were cut off because of destructive flooding last week are being reopened, helping reduce the number of people in need of emergency shelters and, transportation officials hope, reducing traffic congestion in heavily populated areas along the Front Range.“I think for a lot of people it’s not returning to normal, per se, but it’s starting to get there with some of these roads being reopened,” said Amy Ford, a spokeswoman with the Colorado Department of Transportation.The American Red Cross said fewer people are using their shelters now that they have access to their homes with some of the roads reopened. At the height of the disaster, more than 1,000 people were in shelters, compared to the 250 people in shelters Saturday, said Carmela Burke, a Red Cross volunteer.Still, the Red Cross planned to deliver 17 truckloads of supplies to flood victims this weekend, she said.The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to increase aid to those in flood-ravaged areas. So far, FEMA has distributed $12.3 million in aid, with the vast majority going to helping people find temporary rentals or making house repairs, said FEMA spokesman Jerry DeFelice.On Friday, transportation officials reopened Colorado 119 between County Line and Interstate 25 in Longmont. Colorado 72 to Colorado 7 in Estes Park is also open, and officials are trying to reopen a stretch of U.S. Highway 34 in Loveland soon, Ford said.Meanwhile, Coloradans watched for more spills in flooded oilfields as crews waited for the waters to recede so they could begin cleanup operations.Four new spills were discovered Friday, including 2,400 gallons of oil from a toppled storage tank and almost 900 gallons from an unspecified source. Oil spilled from two other damaged tanks but authorities did not know how much. Another spill of 3,100 gallons was reported Saturday near Milliken, bringing the known volume of oil released since massive flooding began last week along Colorado’s Front Range to an estimated 25,000 gallons or about 600 barrels.Most of the oil releases reported to date came from tanks operated by Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Co. At least four of the releases reported by the company were in Weld County and spilled oil into the South Platte River or a tributary, according to information submitted to regulators.Other companies might have suffered similar problems since flooding began last week, but they have not yet been able to assess their damage.An aerial survey of the flood area on Thursday revealed up to two dozen overturned oil storage tanks, state regulators said. Releases from those tanks could not be immediately confirmed.Authorities in Weld County have said their concern over spilled oil is eclipsed by much greater volumes of sewage and other contaminants washing into local waterways.In other developments:— The number of people unaccounted for dropped to around 60 thanks to door-to-door searches and restored communications. Seven people have died and three others are missing and presumed dead.— Gov. John Hickenlooper approved another $20 million in emergency flood funding, bringing the total to $26 million, and expanded the disaster zone to include a total of 17 counties.— Schools are making arrangements for students in flooded towns to head back to class. Students in Lyons will attend school in nearby Longmont starting next week while students in another mountain town may have a teacher sent to them.___Associated Press writers Colleen Slevin in Denver and Matthew Brown in Billings, Mont., contributed to this story. read more

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Father of two children killed in house fire found hours later in

first_imgDCI Martin Slevin talks outside a house which caught fire in the early hours of Friday morningCredit: Aaron Chown/SWNS.com The detective confirmed that the fire started in the hallway of the house.He added: “I can confirm that at 7.15am this morning, in Whitmore Road in the Butterton area of Newcastle Under Lyme, a black Vauxhall Insignia was found with significant fire damage.”A male that was found with that vehicle is currently in hospital with critical injuries.”He added that the children’s mother was helping the police investigation.Locals made desperate attempts to help the children after the blaze broke out. The father of two children who died after a suspected arson attack on their home is critically ill in hospital, police said.A boy aged eight and a girl, six, were pronounced dead in hospital after the fire in the hallway of a house in Birmingham in the early hours of Friday.Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin, of West Midlands Police, said that their father was later found badly hurt with a burnt-out car in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire. The property ehere two children have died in a fireCredit: Caters News Agency DCI Martin Slevin talks outside a house which caught fire in the early hours of Friday morning The property ehere two children have died in a fire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Lashman Sehmar, 66, whose son Raghbir owns the house next door, said he had spoken to his son’s female tenant on Friday morning.He said: “She told me that the neighbour over the road from her rushed into the house and picked up one of the children and brought it on to the lawn.”West Midlands Ambulance Service said its units rushed to the scene and found “two children, a boy and a girl, who were in cardiac arrest”.A spokesman added: “Bystanders had already started CPR, which crews took over before also administering advanced life support.”Treatment continued en route to hospital, with the boy being taken to Sandwell Hospital and the girl to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”Unfortunately, shortly after their arrival at the hospitals, it became clear that nothing could be done to save either child and they were confirmed deceased.”A woman at the scene who did not want to be identified said she was a care worker colleague of the children’s mother.She said: “It’s just so wicked what’s happened – we’re just trying to deal with it.”She was supposed to come to work this morning so we tried calling her but there was no answer.”I’m sorry … I can’t go on.” Speaking from where the children died in Hamstead, he said: “We believe these two incidents are connected and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the fire here.”Mr Slevin said that detectives were still trying to establish the cause of the fire, which broke out shortly before 3.40am on Friday.A post-mortem examination is due to take place on the children on Saturday.last_img read more

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Mixed tag team match set for Hell in a Cell Wale joins

first_imgFacebook As noted in our Smackdown Live recap last night, the first match for the upcoming WWE Hell in a Cell PPV on September 16 is now official.Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella will team up to take on The Miz and Maryse in a mixed tag.Wale joins 205 Live commentary on TuesdayGrammy-nominated rapper Wale joined 205 Live commentary last night in Brooklyn.Our own Mike Tedesco shared a photo of Wale joining commentary during the taping.Wale is on commentary for #205Live pic.twitter.com/TW1gxmqKNP— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 22, 2018WWE also shared this video backstage. Twitter WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Pinterestcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE 205 Live Results – 9/3/19 (Drew Gulak aligns with Tony Nese, Lince Dorado competes) WhatsApplast_img read more

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Oprah among Selma stars in Alabama to honor MLK

first_imgSELMA, Ala. — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie “Selma” and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The remembrance comes after several incidents in which unarmed black men were killed by police in recent months, spurring protests and heightening tensions around the country. In Ferguson, Mo., where one fatal shooting caused weeks of violent protests, leading black members of Congress pressed for further reforms of the criminal justice system in the name of equality.Eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus joined U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay at Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson as they took up King’s legacy in light of the recent deaths.“We need to be outraged when local law enforcement and the justice system repeatedly allow young, unarmed black men to encounter police and then wind up dead with no consequences,” said Clay, a St. Louis Democrat. “Not just in Ferguson, but over and over again across this country.”In Selma, Winfrey marched with “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, actor David Oyelowo, who portrayed King in the movie, and the rapper Common. Winfrey was a producer on the film and had an acting role like Common. They marched to Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, where civil rights protesters were beaten and tear-gassed in 1965.last_img read more

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Paint the City Pink walk raises breast cancer awareness celebrates survivors

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the annual “Paint the City Pink” walk took place in Miami Gardens, Saturday.Dozens gathered at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex to raise awareness and funds for research, while celebrating survivors.“There are women sitting right now that say, ‘Oh, I need to do this, but, you know, I’ll do it later, I’ll do it later,’ and I could give you some examples, but the bottom line is they need encouragement,” said survivor Maxine Taylor, “and if just one voice, one person can say anything to encourage them, then that’s what we’re trying to accomplish.”Mammograms and other health services were provided at the event free of charge.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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DeVos Considers Federal Funding to Arm Teachers – Texas May Have Given

first_img Share Wikimedia CommonsFederal education officials are considering letting school districts use federal money to buy guns for educators.Federal education officials are considering letting school districts use federal money to buy guns for educators — and the idea may have come from Texas, according to national education outlet Education Week.U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly thinking about approving state or district plans to use money from Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants to pay for arming teachers and administrators, the New York Times first reported Wednesday. The grants are intended to improve students’ academic achievement, and the program does not explicitly prohibit districts from spending the funds on firearms.A senior Trump administration official told Education Week that the idea came to federal officials after Texas officials asked whether school districts could use the grants that way.In a statement Thursday afternoon, Texas Education Agency officials said they asked federal education officials in the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, to clarify whether they could use the grant funding for arming teachers — after receiving questions from their regional administrators. According to TEA, the exact inquiry sent to the U.S. Department of Education in April was: “Many have asked due to the increased focus on school safety, will allowable purchases under safe and healthy students also include such things as guns, gun training/marshal training for school personnel, metal protectors, bullet proof entries, or other services associated with crisis management?”Federal officials never provided a final response on the matter, according to TEA’s statement.School safety action planIn May, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, appeared to raise the possibility of using the federal grants to pay for school safety iniatives in a 43-page school safety action plan released after the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe. One of the initiatives he recommended expanding was the state’s school marshal program, which lets some school districts choose to train some educators and maintenance staff to carry guns.In the action plan, Abbott pointed out that Texas is expected to get $62.1 million more in Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants this year — and said districts should try to use the money for “allowable uses that are key to student safety.”“Governor Abbott will direct the TEA to modify the school district grant application to encourage school districts to use these additional funds to improve safety on our campuses,” he wrote. “A safe learning environment for all students is crucial to advancing the purposes of the SSAE program. To further those purposes, TEA will urge school districts to submit SSAE applications that prioritize increased spending on school safety.”In the document, he also promised to use his office’s funding to pay for all costs of training between June and August of 2018. His office did not respond to a request for comment on Thursday.Texas lawmakers first created the school marshal program in 2013, soon after a shooter killed dozens of people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. At the time, it was assumed that school districts would take on the costs of getting their educators licensed and trained by the state.The plan’s advocates argue the cost of training each marshal is around $500, not prohibitively expensive for school districts. But smaller, rural district officials have said the opposite, saying the cost of sending marshals to regular trainings far away takes a toll on their budgets.The program has boomed in popularity over the last several months, as well as drawn criticism from educators and activists who argue that arming teachers only increases the access to guns for potential school shooters.last_img read more

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Full Show Proposed Property Tax Reforms And Sandy Hook Mothers March 29

first_imgOn Friday’s Houston Matters: Texas lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at reforming property taxes. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider fills us in on what’s at stake for property owners in Houston.Plus, it’s been two years since Harris County decided to stop sending low-level marijuana offenders to jail and instead offer a diversion program. District Attorney Kim Ogg and local law enforcement gave an update on the program this morning. News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter fills us in.Also this hour: Two parents of victims of the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary recently met with their counterparts from the Santa Fe High School shooting. They talk about their mission with News 88.7’s Laura Isensee and what brought them to a summit on school safety in Houston.Then, comedian Patton Oswalt discusses his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true crime book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, which details her obsessive hunt for the man she dubbed the Golden State Killer.And our panel of “non-experts” break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Xcenter_img 00:00 /50:52last_img read more

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