first_imgView Roundup in a larger mapThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary from Monday, April 8.Crime Against Propertyat 6:30 P.m., a suspect entered an unsecured study room in Ray and Nadine Watt Hall of Architecture & Fine Arts and removed an unattended laptop computer.Miscellaneous incidentsat 10:15 P.m., DPS officers responded to a report of a student behaving erratically at the Annenberg House and, upon arrival, observed him running up and down the street shouting incoherently. The student was physically restrained by the officers because of his combative behavior and a Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance unit was requested. RA Unit #15 responded and examined the student, then transported him to California Hospital for medical 3:59 P.m., DPS officers on a routine patrol observed two tents set up on a sidewalk blocking pedestrian traffic near 31st and Hope streets. The officers detained three suspects inside the tents and a check of their names revealed that one of them was a parolee at large. The suspect was then arrested and transported to 77th station for booking. The other suspects were advised to remove the tents and 3:16 P.m. , DPS officers responded to a report of an emergency shower that could not be shut off and was flooding the seventh floor of the Vivian Hall of Engineering after a student used it to rinse a chemical off his hand. Facilities Management Services personnel were requested and responded by shutting off the shower and cleaning up the 2:04 a.m., DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect prowling in the bike racks at University Gateway Apartments and detained him for investigation. The suspect was found in possession of a bike that did not belong to him, but the officers were unable to locate the owner to determine if a crime had occurred. The suspect was then released and the bike was turned over to a security guard at Gateway.last_img read more

South Africans, help brand your country!

first_img1 June 2011The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) has called on ordinary South Africans to help SA compete globally by building the country’s image and brand, and do their bit to put an end to misconceptions about the country at home and abroad.The body, which is responsible for marketing South Africa domestically and abroad, has appealed to all citizens, including business and the government, to rally behind Brand South Africa through the demonstration of ubuntu, innovation, creativity, sustainability, diversity and possibility, the five pillars of Brand South Africa.This and other pertinent issues highlighting the need for patriotism were discussed with entrepreneurs, chief executives, the government, leaders of civil society and the like at a one-day stakeholder summit in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The meeting was the first of a series of provincial summits that have been planned for the rest of the year. Limpopo province is next on the list.Dina Pule, the deputy minister in the Presidency, said the branding of South Africa was no longer a choice, but a necessity which required the concerted effort of all stakeholders to achieve “any real measure of success”.Because of the rapid advancement of globalisation, South Africa needed to fight for its share of attention and respect from the international media, governments and citizens of other countries. Pule said the country ought to re-shape its national identity to compete with other nations for power, prestige, influence and wealth, while attracting tourism and investment and creating jobs.Team South AfricaChichi Maponya, the IMC board deputy chairman, said every South African should embrace the concept of building and enhancing the nation’s brand. She urged every citizen to rally behind Team South Africa, and help the IMC to fulfil its mandate. “A nation brand is a promise made. A successful nation brand is one that is kept,” she said.Maponya encouraged all South Africans to act as national ambassadors and help debunk myths about the country, while creating new perceptions. “A nation’s brand is key to its success irrespective whether it is an advanced or developing economy,” she said.The IMC’s primary role is to develop and implement a pro-active marketing, communication and reputation management strategy for the country. It aims to attract investment and enhance tourism, trade and business with the international community. Its long-term goals include making South Africa a top 20 brand and a top 30 globally competitive nation by 2020.“To achieve this we need every member of Team SA to align their business and marketing strategies as far as possible with the objectives of building a strong, reputable nation brand for South Africa,” said Maponya.She noted that the inclusion of South Africa in the BRICS alliance of emerging countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – placed the nation at the “cutting edge of a new global paradigm, which could help reach consensus on issues such as trade, poverty reduction, the global financial system, and the growing tensions around limited resources”.Brand South AfricaThe IMC board chairman, Anitha Soni, said rallying behind Brand South Africa was “easy”.“Share your innovations and creativity, partner with brand South Africa on their programmes. Create sustainable initiatives that depict who we are as a nation, and what the future we co-create looks like. Build South Africa for us to live and develop in, a South Africa known internationally for its ability to easily do business with and ultimately a South Africa with a sustainable competitive advantage,” Soni explained.The IMC was established in 2002 as an agency of the state charged with creating a positive image of South Africa.It has several ways that people can help make South Africa great:Create the reality of global competitiveness;Identify and leverage symbolic events, people and places to communicate South Africa’s identity and reputation;Provide clear, believable and positive communication of what South Africa really is, what it stands for and its vision;Stimulate relevant and critical innovations;Create harmony and co-ordination to tell the same powerful, believable and interesting story about South Africa; andNourish confidence, pride, harmony, ambition and national resolve to enhance the national Active Citizenship Mobilisation Campaign.Source: City of Johannesbrglast_img read more

WidgetPad: Open-Source, Web-Based Environment for Mobile Developers

first_imgSatoshi Nakajima is the creator of the world’s first CAD application for the personal computer. He was a defining force behind both Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 3.0. These days, he’s put his mind toward helping mobile developers create revolutionary applications.Today, Nakajima is launching WidgetPad, a free, collaborative, web-based, open-source mobile development environment where developers can easily create smartphone applications using standard web technologies (such as HTML 5, CSS, and Javascript) and distribute them as stand-alone applications to app stores.WidgetPad aims to alleviate the complexity of creating native applications and eliminate the need to learn platform-specific API sets and tools. The current set of tools for iPhone developers allows them to create fully interactive, media-rich mobile apps that take advantage of the iPhone’s advanced hardware capabilities (GPS, accelerometer, compass, etc.).Upcoming versions of WidgetPad will enable developers to seamlessly port these applications to other smartphone devices such as the Palm Pre and Blackberry.The online WidgetPad development environment uses a hosted SaaS model and is completely free. Developers will have to adhere to an open-source agreement, and their apps will be available through a generic WidgetPad application on the iPhone. A premium version is planned, which will allow developers to work outside of the open-source license on private projects and deliver stand-alone, branded applications. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… And of course, the mind behind IE3 also has browser-based views on how apps will be served to users.“I believe that the web will become an application platform – everything will be delievered via the browser. That was my thought in 1996 – it’s taking longer than I originally thought,” he said with a smile in his voice.And with regard to mobile development for the multitude of available smart devices, Nakajima concluded, “It’s really about community… We’re trying to get a lot of other developers to work together; we want everyone to work on solving this problem.” jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “I’ve been developing a lot for the iPhone – a very exciting market, but it’s closed,” Nakajima told us in a phone conversation last week. “The apps only work on one device, and Apple controls the distribution. The smartphone application should be much more open… We’re pushing hard to make it an open-source community.”Nakajima also expressed his faith in the value of emerging web standards, saying, “I think our hope lies in HTML 5. It’s like AJAX on steroids. I think that’s the future – a lot of applications will be developed using this technology… But that’s going to take time. A lot of innovation needs to happen. What we want to do is accellerate that innovation.”The WidgetPad founder believes that, with strong support from entities including Google and Apple, HTML 5 will ultimately supplant C++, Objective C, and Java. center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#startups Related Posts last_img read more

The Best Salespeople Are Combative and Collaborative

first_imgThe salesperson speaking to their team was direct, and just a little combative. Not the kind of combative that would make someone not want to work with them, but combative in the way of not accepting that his company couldn’t accommodate his client’s need.What they client needed wasn’t anything special. It wasn’t something that the company doesn’t routinely do; in fact, what the client needed is the company’s core business. It didn’t require a discounted rate or some radical change to their approach. The conflict that the salesperson and his peers in operations were working through was a scheduling issue.The operations team said it couldn’t be done. He offered to move the time, including coming in on the weekend to make sure he was there to oversee the project. He offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday, day or night. When that failed, he pushed to move the job to another one of the company’s locations, knowing that one of their many locations would be able to help.The salesperson was adamant about succeeding for his customer. He was working to be resourceful, finding a way to get something done. He was pushing his team, and he was pushing himself to get something done. It was clear he felt a sense of responsibility to the client and that he did not intend to fail. He was still working on the problem when I stopped eavesdropping on his phone call.If you sell your client something, you own that outcome. That doesn’t mean you own the outcome only when it’s easy, when it suits you, or when you don’t have to push internally to get things done. What it means is that you do what is necessary, occasionally pushing and prodding your team, and occasionally being a bit of pain to ensure that your client succeeds.When there is conflict between you and your operations team, don’t focus on people, focus on the problem (exactly what I witnessed here). The general rule is that you need to answer one question and one question only: How do we take care of this client now? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Celtics Irving may miss date with Raptors over fracture

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Alab + Puso View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Team personnel assist Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Irving took an elbow to the face and left the game. APBOSTON, United States — Boston’s Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a facial fracture and could miss Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, where the Celtics will be seeking to win their 12th straight game.The minor fracture to Irving is just the latest health problem for the Celtics, who are one of the hottest teams in the NBA despite the rash of injuries. The loss of Irving means Boston is without all of its Big Three which also comprises Gordon Hayward (out for season) and Al Horford (concussion). Rookie Jayson Tatum is nursing a sore ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Irving suffered the injury in the first quarter of Friday’s game at the Boston Garden, when he took an accidental elbow to the mouth from teammate Aron Baynes. After the hit, Irving fell to the floor holding his face.Irving was attended to by Celtics trainer Art Horne and left the court clutching a towel over his bloodied face. He was also checked for a concussion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think this team has a chance to be one of those teams that just kind of fights through adversity all the way,” said Boston coach Brad Stevens.Backup point guard Shane Larkin could be pressed into duty if Irving is out Sunday. /cbb CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd must emulate Liverpool with £100m move for Koulibaly – May

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd must emulate Liverpool with £100m move for Koulibaly – Mayby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United should spend £100m on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to David May.Koulibably has emerged as United’s prime defensive target, but Napoli are not letting him leave on the cheap.But May says the money would be justified given Koulibaly’s talents, citing Virgil van Dijk’s impact at Liverpool since his world-record move last January.Former Red Devils star May told 888sport: “If you look at United over the last God knows how many years they’ve always gone out and broke transfer records if need be.”They did with Rio [Ferdinand], [Angel] Di Maria, [Paul] Pogba, [Romelu] Lukaku. They allegedly pay [Alexis] Sanchez half a million a week.”If you want the best players then you have to pay top money for them. City do it.”Liverpool did it with Van Dijk and just look at the transformation.”They spent £70 million on a goalkeeper, which is a hell of a lot of money but what that gets you back is guaranteed Champions League football and the possibility of winning the Premier League.”The amount of money United earn then to spend £100m on a defender….so what?”Real Madrid will spend it. Barca will. Chelsea and City will.”If it guarantees you a much better defence then go ahead and spend it.”If Koulibaly becomes available – and there are rumours that he is interested with a fee of £90m – then I’m sure Ole would say he’d be a great signing for Man Utd.” last_img read more

8 days agoEx-Brighton manager Hughton: If I had a choice I’d still be working

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Ex-Brighton manager Hughton: If I had a choice I’d still be workingby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChris Hughton says he would love to be working during the 2019/20 season.The Englishman was sacked the day after keeping Brighton in the Premier League at the end of last term.He said: “It is always difficult adjusting because you are doing something you haven’t done for four-and-a-half years and, of course, for periods before that.”In between jobs, I have had short breaks. It is something you don’t want to happen.”If I had a choice, then I would still be working. What you have to do is make the most if it.”I’m someone who generally has not found it too difficult to keep busy .”I think you sometimes have to go outside your comfort zone and this is a really good opportunity to watch a lot of games.” last_img read more

Photo: ‘Disappointed Michigan Fan’ Presented Mark Dantonio With ‘Play Of The Season’ Award

first_imgMichigan Wolverines fans look on during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: Michigan Wolverines fans look on during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on September 27, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan fan Chris Baldwin has become a household name – simply for his reaction to the Wolverines’ last-second loss to Michigan State earlier this year. Last week, he was back on television, commiserating with fellow UM fans.ESPN, during it’s College Football Awards show, actually had Baldwin present the “Best Play of the Year” award to MSU head coach Mark Dantonio. Jalen Watts-Jackson, the player who scored the game-winner for the Spartans, shared a cool photo of the moment on Facebook. At last night’s ESPN Awards. Glad they flew Chris Baldwin out for the show from Ann Arbor. He’s a good sport.Posted by Jalen Watts-Jackson on Friday, December 11, 2015In the end, the play wound up getting Michigan State into the playoff. It also might have knocked both Michigan and Ohio State out.[]last_img read more