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New Tomas Hertl injury forces Sharks to shuffle lines

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Tomas Hertl is considered day-to-day with a lower body injury, causing the Sharks to shuffle their forward lines for Thursday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights.Barclay Goodrow will center the Sharks’ second line with Patrick Marleau and Timo Meier on the wings and Antti Suomela will center the fourth line with Dylan Gambrell and Lukas Radil as his wingers. The Sharks’ top line with Logan Couture, Evander Kane and Kevin Labanc stays intact. The third line has Joe Thornton …last_img read more


December 20, 2019 0

OR: a visionary leader

first_imgBrand South Africa CEO, Kingsley Makhubela, shares his thoughts on leadership from former African National Congress (ANC) leader, Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo, who passed away in 1993. This year marks the centenary of Tambo’s birth.Oliver Tambo displayed an important quality when it comes to leadership: the ability to provide solutions to current challenges, says Brand South Africa CEO, Kingsley Makhubela. (Image: Melissa Javan)Kingsley MakhubelaThe most important quality when it comes to leadership is to provide solutions for current challenges and inspire people to work towards a better future for all.Because the past is over and cannot be changed, leaders who want to project confidence and the impression that they are in control of events talk optimistically of the future, often emphasising that today’s sacrifices will pay dividends down the road, observe the US business theorists Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton.The leadership qualities demonstrated by late ANC president Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo provide an eloquent illustration of this principle.Moreover, the ability to project into the future was evident in his diplomatic skills, particularly when he drafted one of the ANC’s strategic documents for negotiations with the apartheid government, the Harare Declaration. It was later adopted by the UN General Assembly as the Declaration on Apartheid and its Destructive Consequences in Southern Africa.The document articulates conditions under which the negotiations regarding the South African conflict should take place.Following the end of the Cold War, the late 1980s were characterised by fundamental changes regarding conflict resolution. During this time, Tambo realised the importance of having a framework for negotiation on the South African conflict. The Harare Declaration was drafted in anticipation of possible negotiations, brought on by global changes after the end of the Cold War.Once the declaration was adopted at the Summit of the Frontline Heads of State, it was escalated to the meeting of the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July 1989.The presentation of this declaration to the OAU’s summit of heads of state was an act of brilliance on the part of Tambo, given that some leaders doubted its merits. Tambo’s diplomatic skills were fundamental to ensuring the unanimous adoption of the declaration at that summit.Tambo understood that the opposition of even a single country had the potential to derail the adoption of the document by world leaders at the UN General Assembly. His grasp of the value of UN consensus and political support underlined his resolve to present a united front by African states at the UN.A step aheadThe document was finalised within a short time. I have no doubt that Tambo’s health was severely affected by the work he needed to complete before the General Assembly gathering in September 1989. I remember him missing his annual medical checkup because he had to prioritise gaining the support of all frontline member states regarding changes to the document, as mandated by the OAU summit.As always, Zambia’s then president Kenneth Kaunda provided him with a plane to fly to all the frontline states to finalise these changes.Tambo flew to six countries in three days and accomplished his mission. The gruelling travel demands contributed to his suffering the stroke which eventually took his life. I cannot forget that day: Wednesday, 9 August 1989. It was the day Tambo made the supreme sacrifice to ensure that there was a viable framework for the negotiation of a democratic South Africa.A closer look at the UN Declaration highlights the fact that one needs to appreciate Tambo’s understanding of the Westphalian political order, which has at its core the notion of state sovereignty.To this end, the declaration is divided into sections dealing with the principles of a future democratic South Africa based on constitutionality, the rule of law and an independent, nonracial judiciary.Our constitutional democracy is rooted in Tambo’s sterling work, which provided a climate for negotiations by spelling out what the apartheid regime needed to do to create conditions conducive for negotiations.Scholars on the subject of negotiation suggest that some form of compromise by both sides during the negotiation process is a key enabling condition for success. However, Tambo was a step ahead of them in the way that he had structured the Harare Declaration. He ensured that the onus was on the apartheid regime to level negotiations by undertaking to unconditionally release political prisoners, lift the ban on political parties, end the state of emergency and cease all political trials.These concessions were to be made by the apartheid regime without the expectation of any concession on the ANC’s part.Tambo was aware that once the apartheid regime made some positive steps, there would be an expectation for the other side to make concessions.But concessions by those opposing the apartheid regime would be tantamount to capitulation by liberation forces in the face of blatant power asymmetry at the negotiation table.The declaration was equally unequivocal when it came to guidelines regarding the process of negotiations. To this end, Tambo was strategic in ensuring that the declaration articulated the parameters of the negotiation process with regard to the role of the international community. He ensured that the international community underwrote the negotiation process to guarantee a positive outcome.The UN Declaration made it clear that the dismantling of the apartheid regime in its entirety was the only item for negotiation. In its programme of action, the document spelt out steps that needed to be taken to dismantle apartheid, and mandated that, based on progress during negotiations, sanctions should be gradually lifted. The road map to the integration of South Africa into the global community was stipulated by the declaration.Finally, certain aspects of the Declaration on Apartheid and its Destructive Consequences in Southern Africa found expression in our Constitution, thanks to Tambo’s leadership and vision. South Africans will be eternally grateful for this.Follow on Makhubela on twitter @[email protected] @Brand_SA CEO was the key note speaker at the OR Tambo Exhibition launch #ORTambo100 pic.twitter.com/fJZyUebAV7— Tsabeng (@tsabengr) August 23, 2017This is an edited version of the keynote address at the launch of an exhibition at Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum marking the centenary of Oliver Tambo’s birth.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

Cloud Storage Crisis Looms For The Enterprise Brain

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The enterprise is potentially months away from a significant crisis, a slow-moving malaise that will weaken the efficiency of accessing a company’s data and intellectual property. In the worst case scenario, companies could lose information forever. And yet few enterprise IT vendors are paying any attention.The problem is that employees are busily stashing data all over the place, in all sorts of cloud services, which is leading to what Huddle CEO Alastair Mitchell calls a “fracturing of the enterprise brain.”“This is my massive prediction for 12 months from now,” Mitchell says. “When employees are storing stuff in the cloud, and using something like 15 different cloud storage tools to do it, their corporate knowledge, their brain, is destroyed.”To be sure, Mitchell has some skin in the game, since Huddle is an enterprise content-collaboration platform that leverages content to provide collaboration and storage services. It’s doing pretty well at it, it seems, landing some big enterprise customers and demonstrating enough security to add the UK Ministry of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the user rolls.Despite the self-interest, though, Mitchell raises some good points. The problem he highlights is very real.Who Knows What?Employees are the keepers of knowledge within a company. Want to run the monthly payroll? The 20-year-veteran in accounting knows how to manage that. Building the new company logo? The superstar designer down in the art department is your gal. When such employees leave the company, it can be a bumpy transition, but usually not impossible, because the data they’ve been using lies on the corporate file server and can be used to piece together the work that’s been done.Of course, that’s based on the premise that, for the past couple of decades or so, data has essentially been stored in one of two places: on the file servers or the employee’s local computer.Today, though, people store data in a variety of places, not all of it under the direct control of IT. Gmail, Dropbox, Google Drive or a company’s cloud on Amazon Web Services… all ubiquitous and seemingly innocuous services that make it all too easy for an employee to stick the data for that Q4 fiscal report out in the cloud. Or leave the travel expense report from HR attached to the original email message so you can find it later.But what happens a couple of years later, when an employee has left and a company audit needs those Q4 2012 report data files? That data is out of IT’s reach. A quick call may be able to get that data back, but what happened to that data when it was sitting out in some storage account for those two years? And what if the former employee is unreachable?The Daily Time-SuckThe problem crops up even without employees leaving the enterprise. On a day-to-day basis, workers themselves increasingly struggle with the problems of finding data. Where did I put that latest template for the expense report? My document folder? In the project folder? In Dropbox? Oh well, I’ll just email HR for another copy.Time wasted, again, and redundant effort from the worker and the people that have to help workers replace data they already have. Yes, this might take just five minutes, but how many times does this happen every day?Services like Huddle, or on-premise cloud storage services like ownCloud, attempt to avoid the problem by enabling IT to set up easy-to-use storage and collaboration that enterprise IT can keep tabs on at all times. Microsoft SharePoint and Alfresco also offer centralized storage and collaboration, but enterprise social can have problems of its own.But here’s the rub: With the introduction of every new separate social, collaborative or storage service, the problem actually gets worse, because it sets up yet another location for data to live. Without a truly universal service-bridging search tool or the potential to integrate these services, the fracturing of the enterprise brain will only continue.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Amazon Web Services#cloud storage#Dropbox#Huddle#ownCloud IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img brian proffitt Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more


December 15, 2019 0

Congress triumphs in local body bypolls in Rajasthan

first_imgThe ruling Congress on Wednesday won eight seats in the by-elections to 17 wards of 15 urban local bodies held in a total of 11 districts of Rajasthan on June 10. While independent candidates supported by the Congress won two seats, the BJP registered victory in five wards.By-elections were held to fill the vacant positions in certain wards of municipalities and municipal councils in Jaipur, Alwar, Bhilwara, Sri Ganganagar, Bharatpur, Churu, Karauli, Hanumangarh, Bundi, Dholpur and Sirohi districts. A total of 14 municipality and three municipal council wards were contested in these districts.The Congress candidates won in Behror, Khairthal, Jahazpur, Indragarh, Sujangarh, Nohar, Shahpura and Hindon local bodies, while candidates supported by the party won at Gajsinghpur and Rawatsar.Rajasthan Congress president and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said the bypoll results were an indication of people’s faith in the State government’s welfare policies launched after the December 2018 Assembly elections. However, the Congress lost all the 25 seats in the State to the BJP in the recent Lok Sabha election.We won more seats: BJPBJP spokesperson Satish Punia said the number of seats won by the party had increased as the BJP earlier held only three of the 17 wards where by-elections were held. He alleged that the Congress government had “misused the resources” to win the bypolls after its failure on the law and order, agricultural loan waiver and water and power supply fronts.last_img read more


December 1, 2019 0

Fighting AIDS Is Not Just An Act On Broadway

first_imgWhile the classic musical “Rent” probably comes to mind when thinking of Broadway and HIV/AIDS awareness, did you know that supporting the Broadway community can help raise awareness and funds?Fighting AIDS is a long-standing part of Broadway culture, which means that when you go to a Broadway show, it is often possible that you are also contributing to a great cause.Broadway CaresAn entire organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is dedicated to Broadway’s involvement in fighting AIDS. It assists artists with AIDS and other critical health issues through use of The Actors Fund, and it helps promote AIDS awareness nationwide. You can support Broadway Cares by making a donation or attending one of its many events.Broadway stars’ personal charity workHIV/AIDS is a personal cause in the Broadway world — many Broadway stars have lost their lives to it, such as Larry Kert, who originated the role of Tony in “West Side Story.” Perhaps because Broadway stars’ charity efforts are not usually as well documented as Hollywood celebrities, you might not be aware of how much they are doing for AIDS awareness and research.For instance, Anthony Rapp, an original “Rent” cast member, has been known to give lectures about HIV/AIDS and how art has influenced society’s discourse about the illness. Rapp also works with the Friends in Deed organization, which provides advocacy and support for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses.World AIDS DayMany of those involved with Broadway were also involved in 2015’s World AIDS Day, which did major fundraising at its annual worldwide awareness campaign. In fact, the wearing of red ribbons, now synonymous with AIDS awareness, began at the 1991 Tony Awards when actors wore them pinned to their gowns and tuxedos. Broadway Cares still distributes “Not Over” pins and red ribbons to help spread awareness for World AIDS Day.Exposure and informationBecause AIDS is a Broadway-wide concern, many Broadway plays increase exposure to the disease and provide information to attendees. For example, “As Is,” which premiered in 1985, also focuses on the AIDS pandemic in a New York City group of friends. “Falsettos,” which premiered in 1992, tells the story of a man as he navigates relationships with his ex-wife, his psychiatrist, his son and his gay lover. “The Normal Heart,” which made its Broadway debut in 2011 after many years off-Broadway, focuses on the AIDS crisis between 1981 and 1984 through the eyes of the leader of an HIV advocacy group.Get tickets ahead of timeIf you want to see any of these Broadway shows, you should purchase your tickets ahead of time through an online retailer like Telecharge and avoid the high-pressure situation of buying tickets at the theater. Check out the Telecharge interface for tickets to “The Phantom of the Opera” and see how convenient purchasing tickets this way can be. You also can find more information about this Broadway play, and you can read it at your own pace.last_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

Scarlet Sway finishes CBC Searchlight contest as Top 10 finalists

first_imgHalifax, Nova Scotia-based Lance Sampson, a.k.a. aquakultre was announced as the winner of the nation-wide contest on CBC Radio One’s q. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Though the band was not announced today as the grand prize winner of the CBC Searchlight contest, Dawson Creek-based Scarlet Sway still managed the impressive feat of finishing the contest as one of the Top 10 finalists.Searchlight is an annual competition by CBC Music to discover up-and-coming musicians from across the country, with the winner partaking in a residency at the National Music Centre in Calgary, as well as getting to perform at JUNOFest 2019. The group, which has performed at Northern GrooveFest, CanolaFest, and GrizFest in addition to a number of other local music venues, made the contest’s Top 10 after they ranked in the top five for number of votes cast out of the Top 100 artists.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

first_imgSittwe (Myanmar): A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army. Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters outside the court in Rakhine state capital Sittwe as Aye Maung was escorted to a waiting police van following the verdict. Aye Maung, the former chairman of the Arakan National Party — which is renowned for hardline views against the Rohingya Muslim minority — was sentenced for treason and defamation over an allegedly inflammatory speech in January 2018, a day before deadly riots. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USState-backed media at the time said he railed against the central government for treating the ethnic Rakhine as “slaves” and said it was the “right time” for the community to launch an armed struggle. The following evening, Rakhine protesters briefly seized a government building and police opened fire, killing seven people. Aye Maung and a fellow detainee — writer Wai Hin Aung, who also gave a speech at the same rally — were detained days later. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Both Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung were sentenced to 20 years each… for the charge of high treason and two years each for defamation of the state,” Wai Hin Aung’s defence lawyer Aye Nu Sein said. Myanmar’s Rakhine state is cut by violence and hatred. A brutal military crackdown in 2017 forced some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into Bangladesh. Yet the ethnic Rakhine Buddhist population, some of whom are accused of aiding soldiers in the anti-Rohingya campaign, also feels marginalised by the state. The lawyer said they were discussing whether to appeal. Treason can carry the death sentence. Supporters of the pair were enraged by the perceived persecution of two prominent Rakhine figures. “This is not fair. This is oppression and bullying of ethnic Rakhine people,” one woman shouted in front of court, as the protesters spread to the centre of the town. In recent weeks, the military has waged war on the Arakan Army (AA), an armed group claiming to represent the ethnic Rakhine. The group launched a brazen attack on police posts in early January that killed 13 officers and killed nine more policemen earlier this month. The violence has spread to the ancient temple city of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom and a popular tourist site — the same town where Aye Maung gave his controversial speech last year. Support for the AA has grown with the fighting, even though several thousand Rakhine have been forced from their homes by the violence. A further 600,000 Rohingya remain in Rakhine without citizenship, restricted to either camps or their villages, many unable to access medical care. Much of northern Rakhine is in lockdown and information is difficult to verify independently.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

PM to amp up ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign

first_imgNew Delhi: Intensifying his ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ (I too am watchman)campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 31 will interact with people, who have pledged their support to the campaign, from 500 places across the country. Speaking at a press conference here, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the campaign has become a “people’s movement” as the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ hashtag has been tweeted 20 lakh times and had 1680 crore impressions.Replying to a question if the campaign was a counter to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (watchman is the thief) barb, he rejected the suggestion and asserted that Modi in his campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls had projected himself as the “first servant” and ‘chowkidaar’ of the country. On Saturday, Modi had urged his supporters to take the ‘main bhai chowkidar’ (I too am watchman) pledge, saying he is not alone in the fight against graft and social evils. Following his appeal all BJP leaders, including party chief Amit Shah and Union ministers, prefixed the word ‘chowkidar’ to their names in their Twitter profile.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

SP to support BSP, AAP candidates in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Samajwadi Party Monday announced its support for five BSP and two AAP candidates in Delhi. The party itself is not contesting Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, which has seven seats. SP general secretary R S Yadav said here that the central leadership has decided that the party will extend support to BSP candidates contesting on East, North East, West, South and Chandni Chowk seats. It will also support Aam Admi Party candidates on New Delhi and North West seats. The BSP has not fielded candidates from New Delhi and North West Delhi seats. The SP and BSP have an alliance in Uttar Pradesh. Delhi will vote in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls on May 12.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

Washington Welcomes Reform of Morocco’s Military Code of justice

first_imgWashington  –  The United States “welcomes” the Moroccan government’s initiative to reform the Military Code of Justice and to exempt civilians from trial by military tribunals, a U.S. State Department official told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), calling the decision as “an important step forward in strengthening the protection of human rights in Morocco.” “In the Joint Statement issued on the occasion of the November 22 visit of King Mohammed VI to Washington DC, President Barack Obama welcomed the Sovereign’s commitment to end the practice of military trials of civilians,” the official recalled.“We are pleased to see this commitment made concrete in the form of this draft law. We understand it will now move to Parliament for that body’s approval.”  “We urge the Parliament to act quickly to pass the law so that its impact is not delayed,” he said. The US official also noted that the United States also welcomes “the growing role of the National Council on Human rights as a credible and proactive defender of human rights, and are encouraged by the Council of Government’s decision to strengthen the CNDH by ensuring that government agencies address complaints directed to it.”He said “both of these measures are important steps forward in strengthening the protection of human rights in Morocco and in realizing the promise of the 2011 Constitution.”last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0