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first_imgHorse Racing TipsCAYMANAS TRACK LIMITED TIPSTERS’ COMPETITION Racedate : 28/03/2016CABLE SPORT NETWORK TRACK & POOLS RJR DAILY GLEANER1. DREAMLINER DREAMLINER DREAMLINER DREAMLINER2. THEGREATALLIANCE THEGREATALLIANCE RAWALPINDI EXPRESS RAWALPINDI EXPRESS3. WILL IN CHARGE BIG MISTAKE WILL IN CHARGE WILL IN CHARGE4. #DANCEHALL SWEET DANCEHALL SWEET DANCEHALL SWEET DANCEHALL SWEET5. EAZY STEPPING #GIRSHOM SEQUOYAH EAZY STEPPING6. DILIGENT BLUE MOON #BLUE MOON #BLUE MOON7. ST. BERNARD FLYING MIRACLE ST. BERNARD FLYING MIRACLE8. BRAVE PROSPECT #BOLD AVIATOR BRAVE PROSPECT BRAVE PROSPECT9. DR. TRAIN DR. TRAIN MISTER BONES BOLD SYMPHONY10. #RED FLAG SHINING LIGHT SILVER CLOUD SHINING LIGHT11. PERFECT FLYER PERFECT FLYER PERFECT FLYER #PERFECT FLYERNEWS TALK 93 WESTERN MIRROR STAR KLAS1. DREAMLINER DREAMLINER AWESOME DESTINY2. #RAWALPINDI EXPRESS THEGREATALLIANCE RAWALPINDI EXPRESS3. WILL IN CHARGE WILL IN CHARGE WILL IN CHARGE4. BUCK CALL BUCK CALL URBAN PRINCIPAL5. GIRSHOM SMART TRAIN GIRSHOM6. THAT’S THE MAN #BLUE MOON BLUE MOON7. #FLYING MIRACLE #FLYING MIRACLE #INFANTRY OFFICER8. BRAVE PROSPECT BRAVE PROSPECT BRAVE PROSPECT9. DR. TRAIN NEHEMIAH DYSFUNCTIONAL10. SILVER CLOUD SHINING LIGHT SHINING LIGHT11. CLASSICAL TRAIN BATTLE SONG #BATTLE SONGCVM TV TVJ IRIE FM POWER 1061. AWESOME DESTINY DREAMLINER #DREAMLINER DREAMLINER2. DEPUTY HEADGIRL THEGREATALLIANCE DEPUTY HEADGIRL THEGREATALLIANCE3. WILL IN CHARGE WILL IN CHARGE #WILL IN CHARGE BIG MISTAKE4. #BUCK CALL DANCEHALL SWEET DANCEHALL SWEET BURNING EXIT5. SEQUOYAH GIRSHOM SEQUOYAH GIRSHOM6. #WAR ADVOCATE #BLUE MOON BLUE MOON BLUE MOON7. INFANTRY OFFICER FLYING MIRACLE FLYING MIRACLE #INFANTRY OFFICER8. BRAVE PROSPECT BRAVE PROSPECT BRAVE PROSPECT #AGAKHAN9. DR. TRAIN BOLD SYMPHONY DR. TRAIN NEHEMIAH10. RED FLAG SHINING LIGHT RED FLAG RED FLAG11. PERFECT FLYER #HAWKEYE PERFECT FLYER PERFECT FLYERJAMAICA OBSERVER SPORTS GLOBE1. DREAMLINER BLUE DIXIE2. THEGREATALLIANCE THEGREATALLIANCE3. WILL IN CHARGE WILL IN CHARGE4. #EXECUTIVE CHARM BAY COMMANDER5. SEQUOYAH GIRSHOM6. BLUE MOON #BLUE MOON7. FLYING MIRACLE FLYING MIRACLE8. BRAVE PROSPECT BRAVE PROSPECT9. NEHEMIAH #BOLD SYMPHONY10. SHINING LIGHT DWAYNE STAR11. #PERFECT FLYER PERFECT FLYERlast_img read more

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Zamora could start against United

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first_imgQPR are hoping Bobby Zamora will play at least an hour of today’s game against Manchester United.The striker has featured in recent matches but is still being troubled by a hip problem that will probably require another operation at the end of the season.Zamora has been restricted to substitute appearances but will start against the Premier League leaders if at all possible.His condition will be assessed ahead of the match, and manager Harry Redknapp said: “We’ll see. It’s up to the physios to try to push him on to longer if we can.“We’ll see how we go with him. The longer we can get out of him the better. We’re hoping we can get more than just half a game.“The aim is to keep him going for the last 12 games of the season if we can, because he’s that important to us.”See also:Redknapp’s warning over Zamora fitnessZamora still being troubled by hip 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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A’s observations from day two of MLB Winter Meetings

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first_imgLAS VEGAS — After a quiet opening day of winter meetings, the A’s activity at winter meetings began to heat up on day two.— Chris Herrmann was signed to a one-year to possibly serve in a platoon role with Josh Phegley at catcher next season. A’s GM David Forst did not rule out the possibility of adding another catcher in addition to Herrmann, but said he’d be comfortable entering the regular season with the current platoon. — Rumors about how the A’s might address the second base opening …last_img

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Alaska, Where Building Code Funds Got the Cold Shoulder

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first_imgGovernor says environmental conditions in Land of the Midnight Sun “not conducive to federally mandated, universal energy code” for buildingsIt took a little coaxing from her colleagues, but Alaska Governor Sarah Palin eventually agreed to accept most of the federal stimulus money for which the state is eligible, including $28 for home weatherization programs.As reported last week, though, Palin declined a $28.6 million allocation that would require adoption of more-stringent building codes.“In this case, one size does not fit all. Local governments and many unincorporated communities have very different needs and abilities to implement or enforce a statewide mandate,” the governor said in a statement.The relevant text of the stimulus bill, Section 410 (click here for a PDF of the law), requires each state receiving these “energy efficiency and renewable energy’’ funds to implement energy code for residential buildings that “meets or exceeds the most recently published International Energy Conservation Code, or achieves equivalent or greater energy savings,” and requires the state to enforce the code in way that brings new and renovated residential and commercial building space into compliance within eight years.There’s no denying there would be substantial challenges to implementing building code in a state as vast as Alaska, especially given its long and punishing cold season. But the state population totals less than 700,000, and it does seem as if $28.6 million could go a long way toward improving building efficiency standards for a population that small.Hey, it gets cold in North Dakota (population about 642,000), too.last_img read more

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Is the Green Movement Just Spinning Its Wheels?

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first_img 7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 7. Renewable EnergyPhotovoltaic (Solar)Green Basics: Wind-Generated PowerResisting the Allure of Small Wind Turbines A clash of cultures?Maybe it is the fact that “first world” inhabitants — those who live in highly developed industrial countries with robust economies — believe their wealth somehow excuses them from certain collective responsibilities.“I think the fundamental problem is this: people in ‘first world’ countries feel that if you are affluent enough to afford occasional or frequent air travel, driving all the time, and meat with every meal, then you are off the hook for minding your carbon footprint because only a communist could expect you to give these things up just to avoid screwing up the planet,” writes Thomas Jefferson. “The only acceptable steps have to look and feel like what people are used to (e.g. choosing a slightly more fuel efficient gas powered vehicle) rather than making any significant changes.”AJ Builder thinks people will adjust. “We are not going to pull back CO2 at the pace that the Gore types are asking for,” AJ writes. “It isn’t happening, period. Taking that reality in, what next? Start wringing our hands? No. What will happen is, most will adjust to whatever is thrown at them. Some won’t. Some will be affected. Some will die. In due time we all will die — no biggie … Climate is ever-changing. Smart tribes deal with it.“… Just saying, gents: … adjust and prosper … When the waves come your way, surf or move to high ground.”You’re thinking like an American, replies Paul Brazelton. “Most of the people in the world do not have the mobility, wealth, and information necessary to adapt to climate change. Look to Bangladesh for an idea of how climate change impacts whole nations; when the storms come, these people aren’t looking to hang ten — they’re figuring out how to keep their children alive on $150 a month.” Or less. Renewable Energy RELATED ARTICLES Our expert’s opinionSome thoughts from GBA technical director Peter Yost:Ecosystems never have caretakers or managers. For a long time, humans have either (often unknowingly) opted OUT of the ecosystem or claimed the title and rights of caretaker or manager without completing understanding or performing the accompanying responsibilities. Trouble is, you can neither really opt out nor manage an ecosystem. It is by definition “self-organizing.”Some environmental degradation is the sort where a concerted effort gives timely and successful results (think ozone depletion and the holes in the ozone layer over the poles), but many, like global warming, operate on a huge global flywheel, and we are simply at the tail end of a grand experiment waiting for the final results.We are the CO2 “Bigfoots” of the world (contributing 20 metric tons of C02 per capita compared to a worldwide average of 4). The ecosystem will adjust to deal with us, and it probably won’t be pretty, ecologically, geopolitically, or both.There is no logic to most of what we do; we each follow (or don’t) a unique mix of rules and personal convictions according to a mix of science, philosophy, and socioeconomic tenets. I do what I do primarily because I feel a responsibility to my children, and one tenet I want them to inherit is: it’s not all about you. Sort of a contradiction in terms.The earth is somewhere around 4.5 billion years old; life has been on it probably about 3 billion years; modern man about 200,000 years. I will claim, more than likely, about 80 years. Snap your fingers, and each of us has come and gone. You don’t do what you do based on logic or impact, but a sense that as the only fully conscious creatures we know of, we should do better, even if we are not exactly sure what that better is!So what is my answer? Is it personal action or government policy that will make the difference? Definitely, the solution requires both, but I think that if we don’t collectively and purposely lighten the load we place on our Earth — and soon — the global ecosystem is likely to “self-reorganize” around us. And all this from a full-blown ecological “Bigfoot,” GreenBuildingAdvisor or not. Is it already too late to prevent climate change?Brazelton is reminded of an article by George Monbiot called “Small is Useless.” In the article, Monbiot argues that small-scale electrical generation won’t solve climate change and, worse, such generation diverts attention and resources from things that would be more successful, like large-scale off-shore wind generation.“On one hand, I think both Wagner and Monbiot are correct,” Brazelton writes. “Personal-scale action in our current situation is, holistically speaking, worthless. On the other hand, this does not excuse inaction. We are each responsible for our own actions and impacts, regardless of what direction our government goes. Being part of a murderous regime does not absolve us of our own murderous actions.”Even so, from Brazelton’s point of view, the situation will only go from bad to worse. “Martin, it was too late a very long time ago,” he says. “Our economic and social systems are too fragile to handle even one environmental disaster at a time. AJ makes the argument that when humans feel enough pain, they’ll respond. Unfortunately, the ‘pain’ we’re feeling right now is the whine of a mini-gun spinning up. Once the real damage starts, there will be no chance at an effective response.”That may be so, but Jesse Thompson agrees with Brazelton on the need for a sense of personal responsibility. And who knows? “It’s never too late — people always seem to be capable of amazing things once they start actually working towards a goal collectively,” Thompson says. “I like Jason McLennan from Living Building Challenge’s quote, very roughly paraphrased: ‘All we need to do is completely rebuild and transform the entire U.S. economy within a decade. And for all the doubters, we’ve already done it multiple times. Railroads and electrification did it once, the WPA did it again, and the superhighway and suburban build-out completely transformed the country yet again after WWII. Let’s just get on with the next one…’“It would be nice to get started, however.”center_img More pain equals more actionAJ Builder thinks action will become likely when the impact of global warming and climate change become sufficiently painful. “One thing I think we all know,” he says. “If something starts biting us, we work hard to stop it. So when and if CO2 levels really start to cause some real pain then we most likely will work hard to stop it (the pain, at least.)”AJ Builder adds, however, that one thing often missing from the debate over rising carbon emissions is the economic benefit they bring. “Personally, I agree with some who logically state that the benefits of higher CO2 are left out of most discussions. Economy is doing. Rebuilding homes on higher land is [part of the] economy, a job creator. I love playing in surf, but also love driving a nail. My conclusion: Climate change is a job creator. Work is great way to live. And working to lower CO2 is too!”But if we wait until the consequences of global warming are really uncomfortable, Holladay replies, climate scientists believe it will be too late. And, adds Jesse Thompson, the time may already have arrived: “Anyone who thinks climate change is ‘going’ to start causing real pain just hasn’t been reading the news lately,” he says. “The folks in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Texas [states where floods and wildfires have displaced thousands of residents] might beg to differ right now.” For GBA senior editor Martin Holladay, it all started with a column in The New York Times provocatively titled “Going Green But Getting Nowhere.”The author, Gernot Wagner, contends that individuals can make no meaningful impact on reducing carbon emissions and staving off global climate change.Even if each of the 1 billion Catholics on Earth decreased their emissions to zero overnight, Wagner writes, “the planet would surely notice but pollution would still be rising.”“So why bother recycling or riding your bike to the store? Because we all want to do something, anything,” Wagner adds. “Call it ‘action bias.’ But, sadly, individual action does not work. It distracts us from the need for collective action, and it doesn’t add up to enough. Self-interest, not self-sacrifice, is what induces noticeable change. Only the right economic policies will enable us as individuals to be guided by self-interest and still do the right thing for the planet.”And by that, he means a cap-and-trade approach put into place by government.Holladay (who has lived off the grid for many years) doesn’t agree. “My own opinion differs from Wagner’s,” he writes in a post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “I’m a firm believer in the importance of personal actions that are consistent with our goals — but I agree that without governmental action, we face a grim future indeed.“I also disagree with the author’s belief that living off the grid is a form of purgatory,” Holladay adds. “Really, Gernot, it’s not so bad.” So what’s it going to be? Personal action or government policy? That’s the subject of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE last_img read more

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How Workflow Automation Enables Non-Profits to Do More

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first_imgThe phrases “business process management” and “workflow automation” immediately bring to mind disciplines utilized in for-profit businesses. However, orchestrating non-profit organizations also requires fund management, administration, hiring, and other procedures similar to for-profit companies. When core operational processes run efficiently for non-profit institutions, more productive services can be rendered, holistically improving individual lives and our world as a whole. Automated workflows escalate efficiency, enabling non-profits to pursue their mission with focused intensity.Here are six incredible organizations that have turned to workflow management to help them do even more good. Project SyncereIn southern Chicago, ten team members teach the importance of math and science to youth in underserved communities through over twenty engineering programs. Project involvement has helped students achieve higher grades and also piqued their interest in STEM fields. Director Adrianne Wheeler said that Project Syncere earlier used word of mouth, sticky notes, and other paper methods to plan and manage projects, resulting in frequent miscommunication and disorganization. After switching to automated workflows, program planning became much smoother thanks to the centralized communication hub and task reminders. Soon, staff members began to take ownership of internal processes by offering suggestions for additional improvement.YMCA of Metro ChicagoOver a thousand employees at The YMCA Metro Chicago serve about 100,000 members and half a million locals by promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Renting and leasing their numerous facilities for various local events was a tedious, time-consuming process. They tried several software solutions, but expenses ran high, and problems such as poor printing capabilities and complex information retrieval still slowed operations. When the software was integrated with automated workflows, multiple issues were resolved: pertinent information became instantly available over the cloud-based system, receipt/contract printing needs were met, and senior leaders could directly make approvals while out of office and without scrolling through emails. Vibrant Emotional HealthHelping Americans achieve emotional wellness with dignity and respect, Vibrant Health runs the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and serves local residents out of their main office in New York City. In the past, payment requests and approvals were completed manually and walked from desk to desk for signatures. The implementation of DocuSign only cut down on paper use since form data could not include calculations or be modified by colleagues. When payment processes were moved to automated workflows, processing time decreased by more than 50 percent and human error was significantly reduced. Thresholds of approval were created by each department to ensure an accurate chain of communication. IT costs stayed within budget and users were promptly assisted by the system’s customer support service.World VisionSince 1950, World Vision has been providing relief and development aid to overcome poverty and injustice around the world. Multimedia coverage of work efforts is vital to raising awareness and keeping contact with sponsors, but gathering content from all over the globe through email lead to lost attachments, misplaced data, and chaos. World Vision implemented workflows to improve communication between the field and home office. The applications enabled users to locate the nearest communication expert easily, evaluate their credentials and cost, and initiate approval requests for media coverage. Efficiency skyrocketed as stories from the field could be seamlessly requested, approved, and delivered through a centralized system.Wayne MetropolitanDedicated to diminishing poverty in greater Detroit, Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency provides services, programs, and resources to low-income families, cultivating hope for a brighter future. Tracking relocation of personnel and resources across numerous sites was cumbersome, and approving hires took about five days until they began using cloud-based automated workflows. Without hiring IT experts, management was able to customize workflows to meet their data processing needs intuitively, and teamwork between departments amplified. New hire approval was reduced to one to two days, allowing workers to meet community needs even sooner. NQ Dry TropicsIn Northeastern Australia, NQ Dry Tropics works with communities, industries, and the government to sustainably manage natural land and water resources. A workflow system easily integrable with Google Apps was needed to track expense request and approvals. The team chose a cloud-based, user-friendly program in order to analyze the flow of funds and plan for the future strategically. After a successful start, NQ Dry Tropics expanded workflow use to other internal processes. As the organization grows, workflows will naturally scale with the organization, remaining straightforward and efficient.Process Faster, Impact MoreWise resource management is crucial for non-profit organizations and low-cost automated workflow systems enable non-profits to cut down on processing time without breaking the bank. Consolidating the nuts and bolts of a nonprofit’s procedures into automated workflows promotes unification of team members through streamlined communication channels. Average American workers spend eight hours out of a forty-hour workweek just searching for internal documents. Staff members in mission-driven organizations have no desire to lose that much time while urgent human needs are waiting to be met. Automating processes is a win-win, conserving resources so more energy can be contributed to reaching the masses, whether local or global. Tags:#automation#Non-Profits#workflow management Suresh Sambandam Suresh SambandamFounder & CEO Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… Suresh Sambandam is the CEO of Kissflow, the first unified digital workplace for organizations to manage all of their work on a single, unified platform. Kissflow has over 10,000 customers across 160 countries, including more than fifty Fortune 500 companies. Related Posts 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of…last_img read more

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