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first_imgCollins – pictured with one of those pundits!FORMER Highland Radio sports editor Charlie Collins has questioned the FAI’s imminent appointments of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to manage Ireland.Collins, bidding to take over the Highland airwaves in a broadcasting license battle, sparked an online war of words over his own comments.“So it’s the Martin & Roy show next for the Republic of Ireland we’re told,” said Collins on his Facebook page. “Two out of work Managers who nobody else seems to want. Why wouldn’t they take the jobs and of course the Money.”Collins – dubbed Donegal’s Voice of Sport – had plenty of people agreeing with him.However other soccer fans hit back, saying the appointments would help Ireland move forward.  CHARLIE COLLINS LAUNCHES ATTACK ON O’NEILL AND KEANE IRELAND APPOINTMENT was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hear from the Midas List: Check out our IoT Revolution Symposium speakers

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Redg Snodgrass Tags:#AI#AR#artificial intelligence#GE#innovation#Internet of Things#IoT#Qualcomm#San Francisco#virtual reality#VR The IoT Revolution Symposium is less than a week away — and you don’t want to miss it. Hear from top industry analysts, VCs and angel investors about where the market is going and in what products to invest in. This event is all about substance — we will make sure that you learn all you need to maximize your potential in the ever-growing, ever-changing IoT market.Don’t miss out: Buy your ticket and check out the agenda for our IoT Revolution SymposiumPart of delivering this substance is about getting the right audience — and that’s you; a cross-section of corporate executives asking the hard questions about what has to change and how and the analysts who help guide their thinking, angel investors and venture capitalists making bets on the companies of the future, and of course, founders & leaders of a new wave of IoT companies.But the other part of designing a different type of event is about setting the tone with the right conversations. We’re excited to have a unique slate of speakers and discussions sure to leave our attendees with a more practical understanding of where IoT is and what they should be doing.Building the IoT landscapeOne of the major challenges for any new industry is to develop a common lexicon and common understanding of the major parts and players. At ReadWrite, we’ve spent the last 4 years trying to understand what all those parts are and how they come together, so we’re thrilled to kick off the symposium with the debut of the first ever IoT landscape.The landscape is an overview of our industry organizing nearly 3,000 companies into respective categories and showing how they relate to one another. The landscape we premiere at the IoT Revolution Symposium will focus on North American companies in categories such as:The landscape will be presented by analyst John Koetsier, a prominent IoT and digital expert who regularly contributes to Forbes, Inc. and more. The landscape is more than a snapshot. Instead, it is a living breathing map meant to help inform and guide this community.From CTO duct tape to CEO rocketshipsHere’s a sample of what you’ll be hearing at our event.While many of the challenges of transforming business for the industrial internet era are strategic, some are practical and tactical. This session dispenses with the big think to instead focus on some very specific tools to help the technical leaders in charge of wiring new systems together. The session features Brian Solis, one of the world’s best known digital technology analysts and thought leaders; Tom Emrich, analyst and partner at the first ever dedicated AR fund; and Mehdi Medjaoui, a regular presenter and co-founder of one of the best known API-focused conferences.Our keynote speaker: Michael Loeb, Loeb EnterprisesWhat do you do if you revolutionize media to build the largest magazine subscription seller in the world, then sell the company to Time Warner and lead the new division for the better part of a decade? Do you slow down? Enjoy your beautiful house? If you’re Michael Loeb, the answer is exactly the opposite.You speed up, creating a new operating and investment company designed to both fund new enterprises as well as seed company that can fill gaps the market isn’t addressing. And, more recently, you begin investing in the industrial internet, building a portfolio of 15+ companies as you become one of the most active angels on the East Coast.We’re thrilled to have Michael Loeb giving a keynote in which he’ll share his impression of the IoT space and insights into how companies can perform better and win more business in a massively competitive global market.Putting your money where your mouth is: VC & angel investorsOne of the best ways to understand what’s coming next in an industry is to learn from the people who make their living investing in those futures. We’re fortunate to have two incredible discussions with the early stage investors who are tracking and shaping the future of IoT with their wallets.In the first session, “Buy Now!” We have three industry leading venture capitalists at major funds sharing their perspective. These panelists include Tim Chang, a frequent Forbes’ Midas List-er and Partner at Mayfield Fund and Quinn Li and Abhishek Shukla, leaders of corporate investing arms at Qualcomm and GE respectively. Together, these investors will give a perspective on the IoT landscape from both traditional VCs and strategic, corporate aligned investors.In the second session, “Falling Angels & Rising Opportunites,” we’re lucky to get the perspective of a different type of investor, the angels, whose nimble, fast decision making are usually at the heart of enabling new companies to start. Our panelists represent a wide array of perspectives, including one of AngelList’s most active IoT investors, Ullas Naik; Charles Michael Yim, the first entrepreneur to ever get investment from all the sharks on Shark Tank; Eugene Zhang, whose TEEC Angel Fund operates across the US and China; as well as Steve Schlenker, co-founder & managing director of DN Capital and Larry Marcus, managing director of Walden VC.Together, these investors will help us understand what’s hot, what’s not, and what we’re not even talking about in all parts of the IoT space and related fields like AI, AR/VR and more.Please don’t show me another video about the futureOne of the major things holding IoT back in some companies and sectors is the mistaken idea that its implications are all comfortably in the future. The reality is that the evolution to the industrial internet era is all around us and is actively shaping consumer lives and industrial business already. In this session, we’re thrilled to have two incredibly forward-looking speakers share their unique perspective on how to appreciate and help shape the change all around us.Jay Nath is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Francisco, where he has created a unique startup in residence programs and shaped citywide open source data policies. Gary Tu is the CEO of ChangHong North America, the North American division of one of China’s largest consumer electronics and IoT companies, employing more than 80,000 people worldwide.We’re thrilled that such an incredible cross-section of people will be sharing their insights with us, and hope you can join too.center_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

25,000 evacuated in Kolhapur, Sangli

first_imgWhile the flood situation due to discharge of excess water from dams improved in Pune city, it remained extremely grim in urban and rural pockets of Kolhapur and Sangli districts in on Tuesday where continuing showers completely threw life and communications out of gear.Authorities said an estimated 25,000 people stranded in Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara were evacuated by locals and disaster management teams, including those of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).Milk supply to these districts will be hit as the Kolhapur District Milk Cooperative, known as Gokul, has decided to shut supply operations on Wednesday in view of the adverse rain and water-logging situation.People in low-lying areas were taken out in boats and shifted to schools run by the civic bodies of these districts even as water began flooding urban pockets of Kolhapur and Sangli. Schools and colleges in these districts remained shut on Tuesday and are likely to remain closed on Wednesday too.Power supply to more than 85,000 consumers in Kolhapur was temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure, said officials from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL).Residents of Gaganbawda, Panhala and Karvir tehsils in Kolhapur were hit hard by the rains.More than 105 earthen dams and other water systems in Kolhapur, including canals, have been submerged by the rising river water levels, while more than 20 bridges in Sangli have gone under water. With the swollen Panchganaga river flowing well above the danger mark at 51 feet, residents and authorities in Kolhapur fear a repeat, or worse, of the 1989 and 2005 floods.Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil in a statement said, “I appeal to the residents of Kolhapur not to panic and cooperate with the district administration in their rescue efforts… NDRF teams are trying to move people to safe zones. A Navy team and an Army column of 80 personnel with four boats are on their way.” He said the situation in Kolhapur was worse than in 1989.“In 2005, the Panchanganga touched 53.5 feet mark. Going by the present situation, it could well exceed that figure…with communications with other districts severed, Sangli and Kolhapur could face an acute milk and fuel crisis if this situation persists for the next 48 hours,” advocate Amit Shinde, a resident of Sangli district, told The Hindu.While water from dams paralysed traffic on national and state highways and internal roads, Kolhapur was completely cut-off from Pune, Bengaluru and the Konkan region.Inter-district trains like those connecting Sangli with Karad (in Satara) were suspended as rail tracks were flooded.Meanwhile, Satara district authorities said the discharge from Koyna dam was increased to 1,19,777 cusecs (cubic foot per second) late in the afternoon, leading to heavy flooding in several talukas.A team of around 25 NDRF jawans was involved in rescue operations alongwith district authorities, especially in the Patan and Karad talukas of Satara.In contrast, the situation seemed slightly better for residents in Pune city, as discharges from major dams were considerably reduced on Tuesday.P.B. Shelar, executive engineer of the Khadakwasla irrigation division, told The Hindu that discharge from the had been brought down to 18,491 cusecs by late afternoon from 45,000 cusecs.Discharge from the Mulshi and Pavana dams too were reduced, easing the flood-like situation in the city’s low-lying areas.On Monday, rising levels of the Mula River had led to some connecting bridges between Pune and the Pimpri-Chinchwad being temporarily shut. However, with the water levels going down today, traffic police opened up six bridges in the Aundh-Baner area.Meanwhile, Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram declared a holiday on Wednesday for schools and educational establishments in Bhor, Velhe, Maval and Mulshi talukas of Pune district.last_img read more

Drunken men in LS Speaker’s train compartment create ruckus, 5 held

first_imgFive men were arrested for allegedly drinking and creating a ruckus in a train compartment which was also occupied by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. The arrests were made on 12416 Intercity Express, travelling from Delhi to Indore, at the Mathura station around 1 a.m. on Monday, an Inspector of the Railway Protection Force said.Travelling from DelhiShortly after the train left Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, the five men from Delhi and Gurugram, who were in an AC coach coupe adjacent to the one in which Mr. Birla was travelling to Kota, started creating a ruckus, the police said.When the Speaker sent his PA, Raghavendra, to look into the matter, the five men got into a spat with the assistant. Mr. Birla then asked Mr. Raghavendra to inform the railway authorities about the incident.A railway police squad arrested the five men when the train arrived in Mathura, they said. Liquor bottles were recovered from the AC-I coupe occupied by the men, police said.Vikas Dagar, Rajeev, Manoj Kumar, residents of New Delhi, and Preetam and Amarjeet Singh from Gurugram were booked under Section 145 of the Railways Act, which deals with drunken behaviour in trains, the RPF inspector said. On interrogation, the arrested men confessed to creating a ruckus after consuming liquor, he added.last_img read more

Australia cricketers together on pay dispute, says Ashes hopeful Behrendorff

first_imgAshes hopeful Jason Behrendorff, who has been selected for the Australia A one-day and four-day squads that will tour South Africa, has said that all cricketers are on the same page with regard to the ongoing pay dispute with the Cricket Australia Board (CAB).The Western Australia left-arm quick was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, as saying that the players are determined not to end a revenue-sharing model that has been in place for 20 years.Australian Cricket aired its dirty laundry last week when vice captain David Warner warned of a possible players boycott if the issue was not resolved in their interest, while the ACB head James Sutherland said players could find themselves unemployed if they did not agree to the terms set by the board.Negotiations are currently at a standstill and if a new deal is not in place by June 30, players may just opt for a boycott and examine all legal options available to them to take on Cricket Australia.The Australia A squads depart on July 8 but that will likely hinge on a new pay agreement.Behrendorff said,”The ACA are doing a great job for us and all the players are sticking together and we know all the guys at the state and Australian level and are all on the same page which is really good.”Behrendorff finished the Warriors’ season in devastating form, claiming 9-37 – the best Sheffield Shield figures in 50 years – against eventual champions Victoria.Australia A four-day squad: Usman Khawaja (c), Glenn Maxwell (vc), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Jackson Bird, Alex Carey, Hilton Cartwright, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth.advertisementAustralia A one-day squad: Travis Head (c), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Heazlett, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth.last_img read more