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UFC fighter’s Muslim father denied of US visa days before fight

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Cone to play ‘fresh’ Caguioa, Helterbrand after grueling Game 2 Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions MOST READ The elder Nurmagomedov and his wife, who are devout Muslims from the Russian Republic of Dagestan, are among those affected by an executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.Abdulmanap, an army veteran, is an instrumental figure in his son’s dominant career, and has served as his coach since he was young.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIn one infamous video that emerged in 2013, a young Khabib was seen wrestling a bear under his father’s supervision. “Firstly, a child always wants his father to see what his son is capable of,” Abdulmanap told Russian media outlet ToFight.Ru, regarding his training methods. “It is a pity that there was nothing more interesting when he was younger. In the end, this was a test of character more than exercise.”The 28-year-old Nurmagomedov (24-0) has been ripping through the competition since joining the UFC in 2012, and is considered by many as a legitimate threat to current UGC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.If he wins the interim title this Sunday, a title unification bout against the Irishman would most likely materialize sometime this year.“Don’t chicken out please,” Nurmagomedov issued a challenge to McGregor last year. “I know I’m a bad matchup for you but you are the champion and you need to fight the best. It’s OK. Die like an Irish warrior don’t run like a chicken.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov’s father won’t be in his corner come UFC 209, due to President Trump’s Muslim ban.  Photo from UFC.comUltimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will finally have a chance to fight for UFC Interim Lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 this weekend.However, he will have to do so with a heavy heart, as his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, will reportedly not be able to be in his corner come fight time, after being denied visa due to US President Donald Trump’s current immigration ban.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Miss India Guyana 2018 contestants to be unveiled on Sunday

first_imgTen intelligent and well groomed young ladies were shortlisted to vie for the title of Miss India Guyana 2018. The delegates will be officially sashed on Sunday at the M&M Banquet Hall, East Bank Demerara at 19:00h.Tickets for the revelation and sashing party cost $1500. Also, on the same night, Mrs India Worldwide Guyana 2018 will be crowned.Emcee for the evening will be the popular Joel Ghansham. The grand coronation is set for October 27 at Guyana Marriott. Tickets for the coronation will be available shortly.Delegate # 1: Umilla GanpatBorn on December 8, 1998, this beauty is 19 years old. Umilla Ganpat hails from the Ancient County of Berbice.Always active and outgoing, her early days were spent being carefree as part of her family of seven. Her family then moved to Friendship on the East Bank of Demerara where they took up residency.She enjoyed spending quality time with her family, friends and other relatives. She attended Craig Primary School, then Friendship Secondary School, before furthering her education at Camille’s Institute for Business and Science Studies.Upon successful completion of her Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) examination, she enrolled at the Carnegie School of Home Economics for the duration of two years after which she graduated with a Diploma in Garment Construction.Her hobbies are going to the Mandir, singing, dancing, sewing, fishing, and cooking. She describes herself as a country girl at heart and always enjoys the simple pleasures of life.Delegate # 2 Maya PersaudConfident, ambitious and artistic are a few words that best describe 24-year-old Maya Persaud who hails from Soesdyke, on the East Bank of Demerara, where she and her siblings were single-handedly raised by their mother.After graduating high school, she has been working in the position of a cashier but her ultimate goal is to one day become an entrepreneur.She often sits for hours and daydreams of becoming someone persons can look up to for motivation and added guidance. This has motivated her to join the Miss India Worldwide Pageant as she believes this pageant is the gateway of her becoming an active role model.She enjoys spending time with her family and friends but most of all, she enjoys going to the Mandir and learning about her rich culture and traditions.Singing has been a part of her life from the age of 13 unto this very day and one of her biggest achievements in singing was being chosen as one of the contestants on one of Guyana’ s leading reality shows – E Networks’ “Emerging Voices”.Delegate # 3: Farisha RazakFarisha Razak is an 18-year-old who currently resides in Diamond Housing Scheme on the East Bank of Demerara. She lives with her parents and siblings and assists in the daily functions of her parent’s hollow blocks business.Being an accomplished dance coach at her high school, she enjoys dancing, singing, playing sports and spending quality time with her two younger brothers. Currently, in pursuit of her General Educational Diploma (GED), it is the aim of her to become a Flight Attendant.Becoming a professional model is one of her goals on the horizon, coupled with the steadfast determination to learn four foreign languages, which will assist in her career of becoming a flight attendant and her passion of exploring many countries and cultures around the world.As a Guyanese of Indian descent, her focus is to educate and contribute towards the maintenance of the traditional customs and rich culture.Delegate # 4: Oma Davi SinghBorn on December 2, 1994, 23-year-old Oma Davi Singh hails from Herstelling on the East Bank of Demerara. She attended Central High School and was successful at the Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) examination, gaining passes in 12 subject areas.She nevertheless got enrolled at School of the Nations, where she obtained her business diploma in business studies.Singh was taken on as a work-study student at Demerara Distillers Limited after which she was employed by the same company. After sometime, she was contracted by Demerara Bank Limited and she is now employed at the Guyana Revenue Authority.This Guyanese beauty is very fond of travelling with her friends and family, watching movies, shopping and also dancing.She is a lead dancer of a well-known Bollywood dance group called the “Ishara Dance Troupe”.Despite her strong involvement in numerous activities, she always manages to remain a diligent and focused student. She was mostly interested in the business area, and has always aspired to be the entrepreneur of a fashion boutique since being in style with what’s trending has always been her fetish.Delegate # 5: Shoshanna RamdeenShoshanna Ramdeen’s natural propensity for involvement in community service, strong faith, and humility make her a true embodiment of a rounded young lady.An avid reader, this 22-year-old draws much of her inspiration from writers who convey real experiences by presenting true accounts of their challenges, and reveal how they overcame them. She believes one is not necessarily born with courage, but rather, one is born with potential.When she is not at her home in Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo with her mother and sibling, she is busy volunteering in non-governmental organisations, dancing or socialising with her friends. She describes herself as a selfless, driven, committed individual; traits she acquired while a student at the Zeeburg Secondary School.After completing her formative education, this aspiring medical practitioner entered the gates of the Greenheart Medical University where she peruses medicine and is currently in her 3rd yearDelegate # 6: Bibi Saudia SafikTwenty-year-old Bibi Saudia Safik stands five feet, 10 inches tall and hails from Zeelugt on the East Bank of Essequibo. She is a humble individual whose personality is filled with motivation, a positive attitude and a fearless mindset.Safik is a charismatic young lady who enjoys socialising, singing, listening to Indian music and travelling.Most of her time away from work is spent with her parents and younger sibling at home since she believes “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing”.After securing seven subjects at the 2015 CSEC examination, she made a jump start in her career as an Audit Clerk at Nova Scotia Manufacturing Company Limited in 2015.She is currently employed as an accountant at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. She is currently enrolled as an Associates of Business Executives (ABE) student at Nations University, with the hope of completing her Masters in Business Management by 2020.In five years, the Guyanese beauty who considers herself a woman of essence sees herself as a manager or CEO of a reputable company while doing everything in her power to be a role model to young people and to ensure a better future for the youths of Guyana.Delegate # 7: Truvanie PersaudEighteen-year-old Truvanie Persaud resides at Strathspey, on the East Coast of Demerara. She possesses a humble personality, filled with ambition and determination, and the qualities of benevolence.As a student, she considers herself as a very competitive and proficient girl with an enterprising and leadership attitude. She likes teamwork and would like to be known for something greater in life.She began practicing a sport that changed my life forever; table tennis. In the past, she was quite a shy girl but through table tennis, she has gained confidence and a very high spirit.During her journey in life, the person that has always been there for her is her mother, whom she thanks dearly for helping her become who she is today.She is currently a phlebotomy student at the Qualitest Medical Institute. In the next five years, she sees herself completing her studies and gaining her bachelor’s degree and becoming a registered nurse and to continue to make herself and her parents proud.Delegate # 8: Dhanita WalterBorn in 1995, Dhanita Walter hails from the county of Demerara. She possesses a very pleasant and simple personality with the ability to keep learning and experiencing new things in life.The optimistic Walter takes part in singing at Mandir and dancing on stage for cultural events.She is very dedicated towards her religious duties. Being the only female in her family, this vigorous young lady single-handedly manages her household responsibilities, work commitment, studies, and pageantry.Walter was successful at the CSEC examination, which she wrote while attending the Professional Learning College. She is currently a student of Accountancy Training Centre where she is pursuing her advanced Diploma certificate in Marketing and Business Management.In addition, Walter is an employee at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.This young lady is striving to elevate herself in the world of business and to become a senior manager for a reputable company in the future.Delegate # 9: Bibi Sherina MohamedTwenty-one-year-old Bibi Sherina Mohamed comes from the village of Foulis on the East Coast Demerara. She is the second child for her parents, and possesses a personality filled with determination and endless ambition. Mohamed considers herself humble, reliable and intelligent and lives by the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi – “be the change you want to see in the world”.Mohamed is an exceptional young lady who enjoys dancing, baking, planning surprise parties, gardening and modelling in her free time.After obtaining 10 passes at the CSEC examination, Mohamed is currently enrolled as an Association of Business Executives (ABE) student at the School of the Nations to gain her Associate Degree in Business Management. It is her hope to read for her Master’s in Business Management in the future.She considers herself a woman of exceptional qualities and sees herself becoming a well-rounded young woman within society by setting a leading example for other young individuals that life doesn’t come to a stop after achieving your goals.Delegate # 10: Surujdai MukhramBorn on April 6, 1997, to Narendra and Jamuni Mukhram of Triumph, East Coast Demerara, Surujdai Mukhram is the epitome of confidence and determination, believing that hard work and dedication will aid her path to success.Proud Alumna of The Bishops’ High School, this energetic young humanitarian is the founder of the Inter-Environmental Club in 2014, which promotes protecting and preserving the environment while helping the community.This one act of humanity led her toward receiving the prestigious community service plaque from The Bishops’ High Old Students Association. Mukhram is the holder of an Associate’s Degree of Arts in Economics (CAPE) in addition to being awarded 13 CSEC subjects, including 5 Distinctions.This enthusiastic youth counsellor and programme coordinator organises weekly classes, motivational sessions and workshops, monthly haircuts for the children, birthday parties, game days and movie days aimed towards reminding and showing the children that they are still loved and cared for; and can be reintegrated into society.Ambitious; she is also an administrator at Jaguar Oilfield Services – a local manufacturer of industrial equipment that caters for the oil and gas industry; and is also currently working on her very own motivation book for youths, which she hopes to soon publish.last_img read more

AG implores Ram to reconsider resignation

first_imgIn the wake of the resignation of Chartered Accountant and Attorney Christopher Ram from his post on the committee negotiating the establishment of the JOF Haynes Law School, Attorney General Basil Williams has issued a plea to Ram to reconsider the move.Attorney-at-Law Christopher RamWilliams, who was at the time being interviewed on the Focal Point by Public Information Coordinator Beverly Alert, took care to stress that he was not making this call on his behalf. The Attorney General invoked the plight of local law students in seeking to beg Ram to return to the table.“I would suggest to him he shouldn’t abandon the negotiations. It’s not about the AG, it’s about the law students,” he stated. “As you know, it’s a hard time they’re experiencing in Trinidad. The cost to study there is TT$94,000 (G$3 million). So we need to get this thing done.”Ram had announced that he was stepping down from the committee, just one day after Major General (retired) Joe Singh announced his own resignation as a presidential adviser.Both Ram and Singh were on the lists submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to President David Granger to consider for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman. Their resignations came days after President David Granger reached outside the 18 nominees to appoint retired Justice James Patterson.Attorney General Basil WilliamsWhile Singh remained reticent about the motives behind his resignation, Ram was highly critical of Government choosing Justice Patterson for the post. The vocal anti-corruption advocate described the appointment as blatant disregard for good governance.A number of individuals and organisations spanning a wide cross-section of society have also soundly criticised and condemned the President’s unilateral decision, including the Guyana Bar Association; the Berbice Bar Association; the Private Sector Commission (PSC); the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).Criticism has also come from the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) and members of the Diaspora. In addition, the political Opposition filed a legal challenge in the courts on Monday, seeking to revoke Patterson’s appointment.Law schoolIn January of this year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and Law College of the Americas (LCA) to open a law school in Guyana.The undertaking was expected to come to fruition in 2018.last_img read more

Rangers team up with hummel UK to launch eco-friendly ZEROH2O kit

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 1 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap gameday cracker Rangers have followed in Fleetwood’s footsteps by teaming up with kit partner hummel UK to launch ZEROH2O – environmentally friendly sports clothing – ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.Normally, it takes 25 litres of fresh clean water to dye just one single football shirt. LATEST Ally McCoist urges Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to turn down Newcastle job“With a global audience of 4 billion people worldwide, football can be a powerful force for change throughout the world.”The new Rangers home shirt featuring ZEROH2O is available via the club’s official online store, as well as the clubs standalone retail stores in Glasgow and Belfast.The Gers’ away and third kit are scheduled to launch in the coming weeks. SORRY Rangers have launched environmentally friendly sports clothing With that in mind the Ibrox side’s new home strip is designed to combat water scarcity, with ZEROH2O a new waterless dye concept, which reduces energy consumption by 50 per cent.The new form of technology eliminates water usage and also excludes chemical additives from the dyeing process.Hummel Commercial Director, Neil Burke said on the news: “It’s very exciting news to be able to launch the ZEROH2O kits with Glasgow Rangers FC.“It takes 25 litres of water to dye just one single shirt and this is not sustainable. deals Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 9.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed MOST READ IN FOOTBALL OFF “We are rolling out ZEROH2O across all hummel UK football clubs for the 2019/2020 season, which includes Cambridge United, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City, Fleetwood Town, Middlesbrough and Oldham Athletic.“This will ensure awareness of the campaign across all UK football leagues and make an immediate environmental impact on the industry.”Burke added: “Our partnerships with these clubs will allow players, staff and fans to not only wear their teams colours with pride, but also with social consciousness. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Rangers FC Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

Rangers’ Joey Barton charged with betting on 44 matches

first_imgThe SFA judicial protocol forbids players from betting on any football match, anywhere in the world. The English FA introduced a similar blanket ban on gambling on football in 2014.Former Rangers players Ian Black and Steve Simonsen were both banned for betting on football in 2013 and 2015 respectively.Black was handed a 10-match ban for betting on his own side and served three of them with the other seven suspended. Simonsen missed one game for putting money on other teams with another game suspended.Unlike the Black situation, none of the charges relate to betting on matches involving Rangers. Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been charged with breaching the Scottish FA’s gambling rules by betting on 44 football matches.The English midfielder, who is currently serving a three-week suspension from the Ibrox club, is alleged to have broken the governing body’s strict zero-tolerance policy on wagers on any football games.The charges cover Barton’s arrival in Scotland on July 1 until September 15. It had been claimed one of the matches relates to Celtic’s 7-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona in Spain.Barton has until October 12 to respond to the complaint with a hearing set for October 27.last_img read more

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia adds gift to endowed fund at SCC

first_imgIn 2016, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) established an endowed scholarship through the Southwestern Community College Foundation.The local non-profit heritage group recently added a gift of $2,000.This brings the total amount of the endowed scholarship fund to $20,000.“We are grateful to the Ammons sisters, CSA and the CSA Board for their loyal and continued generosity to support SCC and our students,” said Brett Woods, SCC Foundation director.The scholarship fund was created by the CSA board of directors and founders to help SCC students preserve the Appalachian traditions of the area.“We are so happy to add to our endowment,” said co-founder Amy Ammons Garza.  “We wanted to round off the amount to $20,000, so we’re excited to be able to accomplish that feat.”CSA was founded by Garza and her sister Doreyl Ammons Cain in 1989 to teach local children about mountain music, art and storytelling. CSA became a 501(c)3 nonprofit heritage organization in 1991.“The SCC scholarship fund is part of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia’s vision of honoring our mountain heritage through the arts,” said Cain. “What better way than helping our youth accomplish their dreams.”For information on how to donate to the fund or create a fund, contact Woods at b_woods@southwesterncc.edu or 828.339.4241.last_img read more

Online Check-In Now Available on the My Disney Experience App

first_imgWhen completing online check-in, you can also add your credit card information and authorize charges, submit your estimated arrival time, and sign up to receive notifications that your room is ready.If you’re curious to learn more about this update, make sure you watch this video!Will you use the Online Check-In via the My Disney Experience app going forward? Share This!One of my favorite things to do prior to a Walt Disney World vacation is to do online check-in.  Well, now Disney is allowing me to be able to participate in the online check-in process right from my smart phone!Today, a new update was pushed out to the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices and it allows Guests to check-in for their resort stay up to 60 days in advance of their vacation.The process will therefore expedite the Guest’s arrival and will provide them with additional convenience nd flexibility. Guests who complete the online check-in process will be able to bypass the front desk when they arrive at the hotel, because they will be texted their resort room number. Guests who know which room they are staying in as soon as they arrive to their hotel will complete their check-in by unlocking their room, when it is ready, simply by using the MagicBands that sent to them prior to their arrival.Don’t worry, if you have special room requests, you can still make them here. (Though, shameless plug, may I suggest that instead you consider using our Automatic Room Request to make your room requests instead. ;)) Ed.- If you plan to use TouringPlans’ room request tool, do not make requests through MyDisneyExperience. MDE will override a request made through TouringPlans.last_img read more

The Age of Instant Intranets – Central Desktop Launches Turnkey Intranet

first_imgToday Central Desktop launched the Spring 2007 Release of its collaboration platform. Of most interest in this release is that Central Desktop is introducing “a turnkey Intranet” for its enterprise subscribers. Key features of the turnkey intranet include easy setup (without coding or “wikifying” it), a company directory and calendar, password protection for documents, Office 2007 document index support, workspace archiving, an auto-save feature while editing documents, and a dynamic interface that displays personalized data for each user.Central Desktop is a web-based groupware product which currently has 30,000+ users worldwide. See our review of the product in February, at which time Central Desktop announced an online spreadsheets feature using EditGrid. At that point I compared the product to 37Signal’s Basecamp – as it had features including collaborative document editing (wikis), Web and audio conferencing, discussion threads and versioned file tracking. But with the latest announcement of a turnkey intranet, it seems that Central Desktop is becoming more like Google Apps.Isaac Garcia, CEO of Central Desktop, says in today’s press release:“Right out of the box, users will have a powerful, fresh Intranet that complements their project-centric workspaces and wikis. Our research showed that most of our customers were already using Central Desktop as a departmental or team Intranet to share bookmarks, files and company announcements, so we decided to make it easier for them.”Is this the Age of Instant Intranets?I’ve used the term “instant intranet” a few times before, to describe Web-based office products. In particular when it was discovered last September that Google had a Personalized Start Page for Enterprise product in the works. It turned out it was a part of Google’s “Apps for your Domain” office package, which then morphed into a more fully-fledged Office Suite called Google Apps – which includes Google Docs & Spreadsheets. While I admit it’s stretching it to call even Google Apps an instant intranet, my main point was (and still is) that it is very easy to set up an office intranet using Google’s web-based office tools – or for that matter Netvibes, Pageflakes and other start pages.Coming back to Central Desktop’s news, they make the point that their product can be used to house “dynamic content such as company announcements, workspace activities, RSS Feeds, popular bookmarks and favorite links [that] “bubble up” from the various workspaces – creating a real-time, “always fresh” company Intranet.”Part of my background is as a Web Manager for enterprises, where I was in charge of building the intranets of my employers. Back then (before the days of RSS, so we’re talking ye olden days here!) the best way to build Intranets was to custom code them. Then a little later it was all about implementing heavy-duty – and very complex – Intranets using a CMS like Vignette or Interwoven TeamSite. But nowadays it seems a whole lot easier – and much more lightweight and painless – to use turnkey browser-based solutions like Central Desktop or Google Apps.PollDo you agree that the age of Instant Intranets has well and truly arrived? Take part in this week’s Read/WriteWeb poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#enterprise#Polls#web richard macmanuslast_img read more

Scala in the Enterprise: Creator Launches New Professional Support Company

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#enterprise#Trends In discussions about which programming language, if any, could succeed Java in the enterprise, Scala comes up a lot. Scala is a highly scalable programming language with support for multicore architectures that uses the Java Virtual Machine. It’s perhaps best known for being used at Twitter to replace some of the company’s Ruby code.Scala was created by Martin Odersky in 2003. Today Odersky is launching Typesafe, a new company dedicated to providing enterprise support for the language. Typesafe is also providing a stack of open source Scala tools, including middleware, called Typesafe Stack.Typesafe Stack includes the most recent release of the Scala language, Akka Middleware and developer tools. Akka was created by Jonas Bonér, who co-founded Typesafe with Odersky. The Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0 is part of the stack, and has been rebuilt by Typesafe. The stack also includes Simple Build Tool, a Maven-compatible build tool written in Scala.Other than Web startups like Twitter, Foursquare and LinkedIn, Scala is already in use by a number of enterprises. According to Odersky, Scala is being used by UBS for risk management systems, by Onyx Government Systems for data modeling and by NASA uses for analysis of mission logs. Odersky says many major banks use Scala, but he can’t disclose the names. Also, we’ve covered The Guardian’s use of Scala in the past.Typesafe closed $3 million in Series A funding from Greylock Partners. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finleylast_img read more

New TED Ed Has Vids With the Best Teachable Moments

first_imgRelated Posts Over the years we have done numerous posts highlighting various TED videos. The videos are taken from various TED shows, which were started by Ricky Wurman in 1990. I was lucky enough to attend one of them back then. Today the TED folks have launched TED Ed “lessons worth sharing” with a blog post from Chris Anderson here. Anderson is the curator of the TED conferences and isn’t the same guy who worked for many years at Wired magazine. The TED folks have a team of in-house animators to help turn the lessons into more interesting visual pieces, and they will be soliciting materials from other teachers too. Greg Gage’s cockroach beatbox is a fascinating example of the series, where he dissects a common cockroach and hooks up one of its legs to his iPad to show how it responds to various stimuli. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now TED Ed is part of the effort by YouTube to segregate its content into what they call YouTube For Schools that we wrote about last December. That helps schools that want to continue to block the rest of YouTube have some solid content that they can whitelist and freely share on their networks. Other content partners of this effort include the usual suspects such as Stanford, the Khan Academy, and PBS. No annoying pre-roll ads are one aspect of the school-friendly vids. You can watch the dozen or so TED Ed vids here on their YouTube channel.There is other TED news today, we also cover its new API access to its video library here. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Trends david strom IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more