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Facing Cataclysmic Changes in Sector Source Media Strengthens its Bench

first_imgManoni will attend quarterly board meetings with the rest of the executive team. He is not a voting board member. Another industry observer who spoke to FOLIO: suggested that Manoni’s corporate officer designation could be intended by Source Media owner Investcorp to signal that a succession plan is being created in the event that current CEO Jim Malkin left the company. According to O’Brien, Manoni was hired by Malkin to replace the outgoing head of the banking division. “Jim Malkin has no plans to leave SourceMedia and is excited to have such a wealth of complementary talent on his executive team,” she said.Manoni himself also dismissed that interpretation. “The banking sector is working through a period of cataclysmic change, and they feel my experience will be helpful,” he said. “I’m not aware of any plans for Jim to be leaving and in fact, he enjoys a solid relationship with Investcorp and the board members with whom I’ve interacted.”Manoni is one of a handful of b-to-b executives who formed companies in the last 12 to 18 months with the intent to partner with private equity firms and create acquisition rollup platforms. But, with the M&A climate troubled, those executives have had to adjust their plans. “The reality is that that transaction market is clearly challenged,” Manoni said. “I believe for the next 15 to 18 months we may see it tighten before it improves. The credit markets are really tight and that will hamper the ability to form a platform company. But this job at Source Media is going to be an intellectually stimulating, challenging and rewarding opportunity, and that’s why I selected it, irrespective of the deal market.” Source Media, the financial-services publishing giant, last month announced it reorganized into four strategic business groups. At the same time, in an innovative restructuring, the publisher of brands like American Banker and The Bond Buyer assigned its editors to “pools,” where they are used according to the group’s need, rather than any single specific brand. Yesterday, the company named a team to head each of those divisions, including—most notably—Doug Manoni, the ex-CEO of Wicks Business Information. Manoni will lead the banking division, which includes the flagship American Banker, a suite of mortgage publications, Cards&Payments and the soon-to-be launched Paymentssource.com. His title will be executive vice president and managing director. At Wicks, Manoni competed directly with Source Media, particularly the portfolio he now leads.The other newly-named division heads are Mike Dukmejian, leading the professional services division which includes Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Employee Benefits News and Accounting Today. He recently joined Source Media from the Fortune/Money Group. Also, Rob Whitaker becomes head of the business technology and securities division, which includes DM Review, Health Data Management and Traders. Mike Stanton, meanwhile, becomes head of the capital markets division, which comprises SourceMedia’s other flagship title The Bond Buyer, and Investment Dealers’ Digest, Asset Securitization Report and Mergers & Acquisitions Journal.Interestingly, Manoni is the only one of the four who carries the designation of corporate officer. It was unclear what duties would be included in that title, or why the other division heads do not have that same status. Source Media spokesperson Anne O’Brien said this in an e-mail: “Doug’s extensive experience in acquiring and selling information businesses means that he will also be active at a corporate level, hence the descriptor in the release.”last_img read more

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Apple reportedly shelves iPhone walkietalkie project

first_img 12 Photos Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Share your voice • Apple had been working with Intel on the project, The Information said Monday. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The tech giant was forced to suspend the Walkie-Talkie watch app last month after being alerted to a bug that could have let eavesdroppers listen in on iPhones. All the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max rumors Now playing: Watch this: Sprint Comment 1 Mobile Mobile Apps Phones Wearable Tech Best Buy Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It $999 See it Apple iPhone XS reading • Apple reportedly shelves iPhone walkie-talkie project Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Boost Mobile Tags $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Apple See It 2:20 $999 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR A walkie-talkie feature could have allowed nearby iPhone owners to send messages without cell coverage. Angela Lang/CNET Apple has reportedly put a stop to its walkie-talkie project for the iPhone, which would have allowed people in the same area to send messages without cell coverage. The reasons for shelving the project aren’t yet known, The Information reported Monday, citing two sources.The company already has a Walkie-Talkie app for the Apple Watch. It launched with 2018’s WatchOS 5, letting users press a button on their smartwatch to talk and then hear another person’s voice come back. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. App store coming to Apple Watch See All Applelast_img read more

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New Zealand NASA to initiate next space revolution designed by Rocket Lab

first_imgNASA is all set to launch the next revolution in space something that was long its special preserve. The launch will take place from a paddock in New Zealand’s remote South Island.The rocket-launch range is not just New Zealand’s first of any kind, but also the world’s first private launch range. Designed by “Rocket Lab”, which is one of a growing number of businesses targeting to reduce the cost of space travel, the rocket will be powered by a 3D-printed engine — another first.The 16-metre carbon-cased rocket, being assembled in a small hangar near Auckland Airport, will weight 1,190 kilograms. With fuel and payload, the rocket will be about one-third the weight of SpaceX’s Falcon 1 — the first privately-developed launch vehicle to go into orbit in 2008.”One advantage of New Zealand being this little island nation in the middle of nowhere is that’s the perfect place to launch a rocket,” said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab’s CEO.Ships and planes need re-routing every time a rocket is launched, which limits opportunities in crowded US skies. However, New Zealand, with 4 million people, has only Antarctica to its south.Rocket Lab, part-funded by Lockheed Martin Corp, is aiming for up to one launch a week from around 2018, costing under $5 million each. The cost will be one-10th of typical launch prices now, and vastly increase business access to space.Even NASA, struggling to shift its launch backlog, this month awarded Rocket Lab and rivals Firefly Space Systems and Virgin Galactic contracts totaling $17.1 million to launch tiny satellites into orbit from 2017.In a bid to win Google’s $20 million Lunar X prize for the first company to send a probe that broadcasts images from the moon, Rocket Lab recently signed a deal with Silicon Valley-based Moon Express for sending a rocket to the moon in 2017.Moon Express has already contracted for five launches with Rocket Lab, and plans to send robotic spacecraft continually to the moon for exploration and commercial development of natural resources such as platinum.New launch companies will depend on burgeoning small-satellite industries, as players like Google, Virgin and Samsung plan satellite constellations to carry communications infrastructure and gather data from low-earth orbit.”We’re not about building a rocket; we’re about enabling the small-satellite revolution,” said Rocket Lab’s Beck.One Web, Samsung and SpaceX are planning three separate Internet broadband ventures to provide low-cost Internet from the Himalayas to the Sahara desert. These alone will require 6,000 new satellites in the next four years, Rocket Lab predicts.The Satellite Industry Association says over 200 satellites were launched in 2014, nearly double the previous year.”The market can’t sustain that many; there’s going to be a thinning out of the herd,” said Daniel Lim, vice-president of disruptive innovations at space services provider TriSept Corporation. He is one among many that believe there will not be enough demand to support the increasing numbers of launch companies.Others say launch costs are still too high at around $5 million, when for $40,000 companies can rideshare on a larger rocket to launch a nano-satellite.But space startups have been proving popular with investors. The largest 100 new space companies received more than $2 billion investment in 2015, around four times more than in 2009, according to data from New Space Global.That is still dwarfed by NASA’s $17.6 billion budget last year, but many say small companies offer options and a risk appetite that government agencies cannot.last_img read more

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Gold Monetisation Scheme Govt mobilises 900 kg liberalises norms

first_imgThe Modi government on Sunday relaxed gold monetisation scheme (GMS) norms that would benefit depositors and banks, apparently enthused by over 900 kg mobilised under the scheme.”Gold Monetisation Scheme: More than 900 kgs gold mobilised so far. Scheme making steady progress. Expected to pick up in coming months,” tweeted Shaktikanta Das, economic affairs secretary, union finance ministry.To make the GMS more attractive to depositors, the Central government on Sunday modified the guidelines on premature redemption.Now, medium-term depositors can withdraw after three years and long term, after five years. Earlier, the government had stipulated the limit as five to seven years for medium-term depositors and 12 to 15 years for long term depositors.”These will be subject to a reduction in the interest payable,” said the union finance ministry on Sunday.Depositors get up to 2.5% interest per annum on these deposits.As for banks, they would earn a commission of 2.5% for their services including purity testing charges, refining, storage and transportation charges, reported BusinessLine.Another move that would make the GMS get better response is the encouragement to bulk deposits, who now can deposit gold directly to the refiners, in addition to the collection and purity testing centres (CPTC).The GMS was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 November, 2015 to unlock the estimated 20,000 tonnes of gold lying with households and institutions in India, thereby bringing down gold imports.It would also help the world’s fastest-growing economy conserve its foreign exchange reserves, which stood at about USD347 billion as on 15 January.The success would also mark a paradigm shift in India. “There is a great fascination for gold in our country,” R Rangarajan, former RBI governor once said. That could diminish in the future.last_img read more

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Galveston Officials Confirm The Second FleshEating Bacteria Death After Harvey

first_img X Listen Officials said a Galveston carpenter died from necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection that kills soft tissue.Josue Zurita, 31, had been working demolition jobs on flooded homes, after Hurricane Harvey.“It’s most likely this person’s infection occurred when bacteria from Harvey debris or floodwater entered his body through a wound or cut,” Dr. Philip Keiser said, in a statement. Keiser is an infectious disease expert, and serves as the Galveston County Local Health Authority.“This is a very rare infection but that doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking for this person’s family and friends,” Keiser added.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), necrotizing fasciitis is rare. The agency said strong immune systems, good hygiene, and proper wound care can help ward off the infection. The CDC said many people who get necrotizing fasciitis have other health problems, like diabetes and cancer, which may lower their body’s ability to fight infection.Last month, Harris County officials confirmed a Kingwood woman also died of the same bacterial infection. She came in contact with contaminated Harvey floodwaters, after cutting her elbow in her flooded garage.The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) said people working on Hurricane Harvey recovery projects should be aware of proper wound care, to help prevent infections.GCHD advised people with wounds or cuts to:Keep open wounds covered with clean, dry bandages until healed.Not delay first aid of even minor, non-infected wounds (like blisters, scrapes or any break in the skin).Avoid contact with natural bodies of water (lakes, rivers, oceans) if you have an open wound or skin infection.Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if washing is not possible.Seek medical attention for redness, swelling or fever. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:54 last_img read more

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UPDATE New York City Truck Attack Suspects Defense Seeks Fair Treatment

first_img– / 16 In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017 THE LATEST on the truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center in New York City (all times local):7:45 p.m.A public defender representing a man accused of driving a truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center and killing eight people says it’s important to let the judicial process play out.Federal defender David Patton is representing Uzbek immigrant and terrorism suspect Sayfullo Saipov. He says, “How we as a society treat Mr. Saipov will say more about us than it will about him.”Saipov is accused of driving a rented truck down the bike path and mowing down pedestrians and bicyclists.He appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair while handcuffed and with his legs shackled. He’s charged with providing material support to the Islamic State group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.He was ordered detained and did not enter a plea or seek bail.___7:30 p.m.Federal prosecutors say the decision on whether to declare the New York bike path attack suspect an enemy combatant is made at a higher level.Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said Wednesday federal prosecutors have charged Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov with two terrorism-related crimes in the Tuesday rampage, which killed eight people.The White House earlier said President Donald Trump’s administration considers the truck attack suspect to be an enemy combatant, a designation meaning someone could face a military tribunal and not have the same rights as someone in a U.S. court. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump is open to sending the attacker to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but isn’t calling on him to be moved there.Saipov appeared in court Wednesday but didn’t enter a plea or seek bail.___Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group’s online calls to action and picked Halloween because he knew more people would be out on the streets.Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police gunfire, Sayfullo Saipov asked to display the Islamic State group’s flag in his room and said “he felt good about what he had done,” prosecutors said in court papers. Saipov was brought to court in a wheelchair to face the charges, which could bring the death penalty.___6:55 p.m.A law enforcement official says a man the FBI was seeking is a friend of the New York bike path rampage suspect but may not have a role in the case at all.The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. The official says investigators became suspicious when they could not find the man to speak with him because he was one of the few friends the suspect had.The friend was found and was being questioned Wednesday. The FBI earlier sent out a bulletin seeking information on the man, who was born in Uzbekistan.Attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov also is from Uzbekistan. He’s charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. He appeared in court Wednesday and was ordered detained. His lawyers did not seek bail.___6:45 p.m.A public defender representing a man accused of driving a truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center and killing eight people says the man is in “a significant amount” of physical pain.Police say an officer shot attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov on Tuesday to stop his rampage.Federal defender David Patton on Wednesday asked a judge to make sure his client receives “a daily change of dressing to avoid infection.” He wouldn’t discuss the seriousness of the wound.Saipov appeared in court in a wheelchair while handcuffed and with his legs shackled. He is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.He was ordered detained. His lawyers did not seek bail.___6:25 p.m.The FBI says it’s no longer looking for a second man in connection with a deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center.The bureau on Wednesday issued a poster seeking the public’s help with information about the man. But at a news conference later FBI Assistant Director in Charge Bill Sweeney said, “We’ve found him, and we’ll leave it at that.”He didn’t elaborate on why authorities were seeking the man, who was born in Uzbekistan.Attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov also is from Uzbekistan. He’s charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. Authorities say he drove the truck down the path intentionally, killing eight people, before police shot him.He appeared in court in a wheelchair and was ordered detained. He didn’t enter a plea. His lawyers didn’t seek bail.___6:15 p.m.A man accused of driving a truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center and killing eight people has appeared in court in a wheelchair and has been ordered detained.Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov appeared in the New York federal courthouse Wednesday handcuffed and with his feet shackled.His lawyers said Wednesday they were not seeking bail. He did not enter a plea to terrorism charges. A judge set his next court date for Nov. 15.Federal prosecutors say the man was “consumed by hate and a twisted ideology” when he attacked people on the bike path on Tuesday.He is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.Prosecutors say he was stopped by a “brave” police officer, who shot and wounded him Tuesday. They say he had been planning the attack for months.___6:05 p.m.A man accused of driving a truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center and killing eight people has been taken into court in a wheelchair.Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov appeared in the New York federal courthouse Wednesday handcuffed and with his feet shackled.Federal prosecutors say he was “consumed by hate and a twisted ideology” when he attacked people on the bike path on Tuesday.He is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. His attorneys haven’t responded to calls seeking comment.Prosecutors say he was stopped a “brave” police officer, who shot and wounded him Tuesday. They say he had been planning the attack for months.___5:55 p.m.Federal prosecutors say a man who drove a truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center and killed eight people was “consumed by hate and a twisted ideology.”Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday with providing material support to the Islamic State terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. His attorneys haven’t responded to calls seeking comment.Prosecutors say he was stopped a “brave” police officer, who shot and wounded him Tuesday. They say he had been planning the attack for months.___5:45 p.m.A federal complaint says an Uzbek man suspected of killing eight people in a truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center used his own name to rent the truck and said he wanted the rental for 75 minutes.Sayfullo Saipov has been charged with terrorism-related crimes and was awaiting a court appearance Wednesday. His attorneys haven’t responded to calls seeking comment.Federal prosecutors say he waived his Miranda rights and spoke with them on how he planned the Tuesday attack. They say he was inspired by Islamic State group videos he watched online.The FBI is looking for information on a second man in connection with the truck attack.___5:25 p.m.The FBI is looking for information on a second man in connection with a deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center.The bureau on Wednesday issued a poster saying it is seeking the public’s help with information about 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov. The poster doesn’t say why investigators want to know more about the man.The poster says he was born in Uzbekistan. So was 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, who was charged Wednesday with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. Authorities say he drove the truck down the path intentionally, killing eight people. Investigators recovered a cellphone that had Islamic State group propaganda.Saipov’s lawyers haven’t returned a message seeking comment.Officials seeking information on second suspect, ID’d as Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, in NYC terror attack, FBI says https://t.co/gWZ9vbJjWY pic.twitter.com/iDaCj5AGJO— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 1, 2017___5:20 p.m.Court documents say an Uzbek terror suspect accused of killing eight people on a bike path near the World Trade Center told officials he was inspired to carry out the truck attack by Islamic State group videos he watched on his cellphone.Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday with terrorism crimes. Calls to his attorneys haven’t been returned.A federal complaint says he told authorities he started planning the attack about a year ago. It says he rented a truck about a week before the attack to practice turns and chose Halloween for the attack because he thought there would be more civilians nearby.The man is awaiting a court appearance. He was shot and wounded by police on Tuesday and remains hospitalized.___5:15 p.m.An Uzbek immigrant accused of a deadly truck attack on a New York bike path has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.Suspect Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday in a criminal complaint in the Tuesday afternoon attack that killed eight people near the World Trade Center.The complaint says he drove the truck down the bike lane intentionally. Investigators say they recovered a cellphone that had Islamic State group propaganda.A court proceeding is scheduled in federal court. It’s unclear whether the man will appear. He was shot by police and hospitalized.The man’s lawyers haven’t returned a message seeking comment..@PressSec offers thoughts and prayers with the people of New York City in the wake of yesterday’s cowardly #NYCterroristattack. #NYCStrong pic.twitter.com/prDgCB5v9F— Department of State (@StateDept) November 1, 2017___5:05 p.m.Federal prosecutors have charged a Uzbek immigrant with a terrorism charge related to the deadly truck attack on a New York bike path.Suspect Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday in a criminal complaint in the Tuesday afternoon attack that killed eight people near the World Trade Center.The complaint says he drove the truck down the bike lane intentionally. Investigators say they recovered a cellphone that had Islamic State group propaganda.A court proceeding is scheduled in federal court. It’s unclear whether the man will appear. He was shot by police and hospitalized.A family friend with whom the man stayed in Ohio has told The Cincinnati Enquirer he was “really calm” and worked hard.___4:05 p.m.The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with the New York City mayor and the New York governor following the deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders also says Trump’s calls for increasing extreme vetting of immigrants are “something that frankly the president has been talking about for a long time.” The man arrested following Tuesday’s attack is from Uzbekistan.Sanders was asked on Wednesday about Trump’s critical tweets about New York Sen. Chuck Schumer. Sanders says the Republican president “has not blamed” the New York Democrat and “doesn’t feel that the senator is responsible for the attack.”Police say eight people died in the attack. They say the truck driver mowed people down on the bike path and crashed into a school bus and then an officer shot and wounded him.___3:50 p.m.The White House says President Donald Trump’s administration considers a truck driver who mowed down and killed people on a New York bike path to be an “enemy combatant.”Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump is open to sending the attacker to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Sanders says the actions of the attacker justify the enemy combatant label. She says Trump isn’t calling on the attacker to be moved to Guantanamo Bay but “certainly would support it if he felt like that was the best move.”Tuesday’s truck attack happened near the World Trade Center and killed eight people. Officials say the attacker was shot and wounded by police and has yet to be charged.Sanders says the determination hasn’t been made whether to move him out of the civilian justice system.___Some saw him as disagreeable and argumentative, others as quiet and prayerful. He was said to be hard-working but also seemed to simmer with disillusionment over financial and career setbacks.As Sayfullo Saipov lay in a hospital bed Wednesday, police tried to piece together the life of the 29-year-old man they say drove a truck onto a New York bike path, killing eight people. A portrait began to emerge of the suspect who was described by the president as an animal and by the mayor as a coward.Saipov legally immigrated to the U.S. from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 2010, and acquaintances said he made his first home in Ohio.Two other Uzbek immigrants, Akhmadjon Kholberdiyev and Mirrakhmat Muminov, came to know Saipov and said they were most struck by how provocative he was.Sometimes, he would stir quarrels over weighty topics such as politics or the Mideast peace process, they said, but he could also grow angry over something as simple as a picnic.“He had the habit of disagreeing with everybody,” said Muminov, a 38-year-old from Stow, Ohio, who just as Saipov once did, works as a truck driver.Muminov said Saipov was “aggressive” and suspected he held radical views, though Muminov never heard him speak of the Islamic State group.“He was not happy with his life,” Muminov said.Kholberdiyev, a groundskeeper at a local mosque, called Saipov quiet and said he came to the mosque to pray every two or three weeks.___1:25 p.m.A bell that London gave to New York City after 9/11 has tolled in honor of those killed in the Manhattan truck attack.St. Paul’s Chapel, part of the Parish of Trinity Church Wall Street, rang the Bell of Hope on Wednesday.It’s located near the lower Manhattan neighborhood where a truck driver plowed into people on a bike path Tuesday, killing eight.The historic church is offering prayers for those killed, injured and traumatized, and for their loved ones.Worshippers also are praying for emergency responders, medical workers and worldwide peace. The church served rescue and recovery workers after the World Trade Center attack.___1:15 p.m.Court records show a man accused of killing eight people with a truck in New York City was cited several times in Nebraska and Iowa for trucking violations.Online court records in Nebraska show Sayfullo Saipov was most recently ticketed by the Nebraska State Patrol on Feb. 4 for having an overweight truck in Cass County and paid the $75 fine.In March 2014, he pleaded guilty and was fined $50 in Lincoln County for failing to stop and have his truck weighed.In October 2011, Saipov pleaded guilty to driving more than 11 hours in a 14-hour period in Cass County and paid a $50 fine. Six weeks later, he was ticketed for driving an overweight truck through Nebraska and fined $150.In Iowa, Saipov paid $127.50 in court costs and fines for not keeping his driving log current in December 2011.He is accused of taking a deadly drive down a crowded bike path in New York City on Tuesday.___1:00 p.m.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says the suspect in the New York City truck attack entered the United States in 2010 under the diversity visa program.Homeland Security officials are confirming that the immigrant from Uzbekistan arrived in the U.S. that way.It’s a program for those from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to eliminate the program “as soon as possible.” The president said Wednesday the program is “not good,” and says the U.S. needs to “get much tougher.”The suspect in the attack, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, is accused of driving a rental truck down a crowded bike path in New York City on Tuesday and killing eight people.I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2017___12:30 p.m.President Donald Trump says he will consider sending the suspected New York City truck attacker to the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Responding to a shouted question from a reporter at a Cabinet meeting, Trump says, “I would certainly consider that. Send him to Gitmo.”Trump’s comments come after Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called on the president to treat the alleged attacker as an enemy combatant. The suspect is currently in custody in New York City, but according to officials has not yet been formally charged.Eight people died and at least 11 were seriously injured in the Tuesday attack.__12:30 p.m.A New York Police Department official says beefed-up security at the New York City marathon will include sniper teams, sand truck barricades, and counterterrorism officers.Chief of Department Carlos Gomez vows that the marathon on Sunday will be a “very safe event.”Gomez said Wednesday that there also will be an abundance of plainclothes officers, bomb dogs and helicopter surveillance.Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller says the driver in Tuesday’s deadly bike path attack had been planning the carnage for weeks and did it “in the name of ISIS.”Watch live as @NYPDONeill, @NYCMayor, @NYGovCuomo & @NewYorkFBI update New Yorkers on yesterday’s terrorist act https://t.co/XHx8ISafFo— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 1, 2017___UBER DriverThe ride-hailing company Uber said Saipov passed its background check and drove for the service for six months, making more than 1,400 trips.The company said it was in touch with the FBI and offered its assistance and that it was reviewing Saipov’s driving history but found no related safety reports.___12:20 p.m.President Donald Trump is calling the suspect in the New York City deadly truck attack an “animal.”Trump says he will ask Congress to “immediately” begin work to terminate the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which he says was used by the alleged attacker to enter the United States.Officials have not yet said that was the case.Trump says “we will take all necessary steps to protect our people.”Speaking before a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said “all of America is praying and grieving” with the victims.He says: “Our hearts break for them.”My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017 Today equality wins over bigotry. Valor knows no race, no creed, no gender identity. https://t.co/Sne00qyEEd— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 30, 2017___12:15 p.m.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that President Donald Trump’s attack against Sen. Chuck Schumer “plays right into the hands of the terrorists.”The Democratic governor pointedly condemned Trump’s Wednesday tweets, which criticized Schumer’s immigration policy less than 24 hours after the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.Cuomo said the president’s tweets “were not helpful.” He added, “You play into the hands of the terrorists to the extent you disrupt and divide … The tone now should be the exact opposite.”Both Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Trump had yet to reach out personally.Trump tweeted that Schumer is “helping to import Europe’s problems.”He called the visa lottery program that allowed the suspect to enter the country “a Chuck Schumer beauty.”The program became law under President George W. Bush.___NoonNew York City’s police commissioner says the officer who shot the man responsible for a deadly rampage on a Manhattan bike path is too modest to admit he’s a hero.Officer Ryan Nash was on a routine call at a nearby school when he and his partner were told there had been an accident outside.The pair raced outside and encountered Sayfullo Saipov in the street, waving two firearms that were later revealed to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun.Nash fired a shot that hit Saipov.Commissioner James O’Neill said of Nash, “I don’t think we could find a more humble human being.”He said Nash has been on the force for five years and is 28 years old, “and this is what he did for the city, this is what he did for the country.”___11:50 a.m.A New York police department official says it appears the driver in the deadly bike path attack has links to people who have been investigated.However, Deputy Commissioner John Miller says the driver himself was never a previous subject of investigation by the FBI or police.Miller said Wednesday that the man had been planning the attack for weeks and did it “in the name of ISIS.”He says there were “multiple knives” in addition to imitation guns displayed by the attacker, who was wounded by a police officer. Miller said the driver had handwritten notes that essentially said the Islamic State will “endure forever.”Eight people were killed and a number of others injured in Tuesday’s attack near the World Trade Center.___11:40 a.m.A New York Police Department official says the driver in the deadly bike path attack had handwritten notes that essentially said the Islamic State will “endure forever.”Deputy Commissioner John Miller says the attacker had been planning it for weeks, and had “multiple knives” in addition to imitation guns.___11:30 a.m.A New York police department official says the driver in the deadly truck bombing had been planning it for weeks and did it “in the name of ISIS.”Deputy Commissioner John Miller made the remarks at a briefing Wednesday by city, state and federal officials.He says there were “multiple knives” in addition to imitation guns displayed by the attacker, who was wounded by a police officer.Hundreds of detectives worked through the night following the Tuesday attack. Among other things, they’ve been “meticulously” collecting security video along the highway that the suspect used before mowing down people on a bike path next to the World Trade Center, killing eight people.___11:15 a.m.New York City Fire Commissioner Joseph Nigro (NY’-groh) says four people remain in critical but stable condition following the Manhattan truck attack that claimed eight lives.Nigro and other officials spoke Wednesday at a briefing, one day after an attack along a bike path near the World Trade Center.Police Chief of Department Carlos Gomez says security enhancements include heavy weapons teams throughout the city.Mayor Bill de Blasio says victims from other countries will forever be considered New Yorkers.___10:50 a.m.An Ohio truck driver says the man accused of killing eight people with a truck in New York City was argumentative, seemed to harbor radical views and saw his work life spiraling down.Mirrakhmat Muminov says Sayfullo Saipov lived in Stow, Ohio, for a few years. He says he knew Saipov because they were both Uzbek truck drivers.Muminov says Saipov lost his insurance on his truck because of a few traffic tickets. He says companies stopped hiring Saipov, so he left for New Jersey.Muminov said he heard from Saipov’s friends that Saipov’s truck engine blew up a few months ago in New Jersey. He says that “probably hurt him more than anything.”Muminov also says Saipov was “not happy with his life” and would get into arguments with his friends and family.Officials say Saipov left a handwritten note referring to the Islamic State group. Muminov says Saipov never spoke about the group, but he could tell Saipov held more radical views.___10:40 a.m.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Belgian counterpart are vowing to step up counterterrorism cooperation after the New York truck attack that killed eight people, including a young Belgian.Meeting Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Tillerson said Wednesday “we have seen the evil face of terror in our borders.”Reynders noted previous attacks in Belgium and voiced solidarity with the U.S.He said “homegrown terrorism” is as real in Europe as the United States. Together, he says, they can combat the global challenge.___10:20 a.m.FBI agents investigating the Manhattan truck attack have emerged from a Paterson, New Jersey, apartment building with a black plastic bag.They put the bag in a vehicle on Wednesday, then went back into the cordoned off area where the truck driver lives.On Tuesday, a man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path in lower Manhattan, near the World Trade Center, killing eight people.The Uzbek immigrant who was the truck driver was wounded by police.___9:55 a.m.Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says the rented pickup that mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York, killing eight and injuring 11 others resembles “very much” the “coward attack” in Stockholm earlier this year.In April, an Uzbek man, Rakhmat Akilov, drove a stolen beer truck into a crowd of afternoon shoppers outside the upmarket Ahlens store in Stockholm, killing four and injuring 15 others.Lofven said Wednesday “how a person can take a vehicle and use it to kill innocent fellow human beings is beyond my understanding.”Lofven told Swedish radio that the world community “must be stronger than terrorism.”___9:40 a.m.One of the people injured in an attack on a New York City bike path is a native of Argentina who lives just outside Boston.The Argentine foreign ministry says Martin Marro is recovering from his injuries at a Manhattan hospital.Several of Marro’s high school classmates from Argentina came to the U.S. to visit him and celebrate the 30th anniversary of their graduation. Five of them died in the attack.Marro works as a biomedical researcher and lives in Newton. Last week, he hosted a fundraiser for a local Republican candidate that was attended by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Photos of Marro and his wife posing with Baker were posted to Facebook.Marro’s friend, Tom Mountain, calls him “one of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.”___9:30 a.m.A school next to the New York City bike path where a deadly truck attack occurred is open amid tight security measures.Stuyvesant (STY’-veh-sehnt) High School says on its website that it’s making crisis counselors available for its students and staff on Wednesday.It says students must remain in the building during free periods and lunch.The truck fatally mowed down eight people Tuesday afternoon on a bike path near the school and the World Trade Center site.Gov. Andrew Cuomo says law enforcers have a note referencing the Islamic State. But he stresses that the investigation is ongoing.___9:20 a.m.The head of the Arab League has condemned the deadly truck attack on a New York City bike path that killed eight people and injured 11 others.In a statement Wednesday, Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed his condolences to the U.S. government and the victims’ families.He also said such incidents place more responsibility on the international community to cooperate in the fight against terrorism.On Tuesday, a man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path in lower Manhattan, near the World Trade Center.___9 a.m.A law enforcement official says investigators are trying to talk to the 29-year-old suspect accused of killing eight people in a truck attack in a bike lane near the World Trade Center and hoping to glean information from him.The official was not authorized to speak publicly on the ongoing probe and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Law enforcement officials identified the suspect as Sayfullo Saipov. They say he came to the U.S. legally from Uzbekistan in 2010.He was shot once in the abdomen by an officer after he crashed the rented truck into a school bus during the rampage Tuesday afternoon. He underwent surgery and remained hospitalized.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a note found at the scene referenced the Islamic State and that the suspect had been radicalized in the U.S. He says the contents of the note were under investigation.Cuomo calls the driver a “depraved coward,” and says the attack “did not instill terror” among hardy New Yorkers.— Associated Press writer Colleen Long contributed.___8:55 a.m.The Senate’s top Democrat is hitting back after President Donald Trump faulted him for an immigration program that Trump says allowed the man in the deadly New York City bike path attack to enter the United States.Chuck Schumer says in a statement that “I have always believed and continue to believe that immigration is good for America.”The New York lawmaker says Trump is “politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy.” Schumer says the president should focus “on the real solution — anti-terrorism funding” — an area that Schumer says Trump has proposed cutting in his most recent budget.Tuesday’s attack killed eight people and injured at least 11.Trump says on Twitter that the driver “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.”Officials have said the driver — a native of Uzbekistan — came into the country legally in 2010.___8:40 a.m.Israel’s prime minister says his country stands with the United States following the deadly truck attack on a New York City bike path.Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) issued a statement Wednesday addressed to President Donald Trump, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.Netanyahu decried “yet another horrible Islamist terror attack” and says Israel prayed for the victims and their families. He says: “Together we will defeat this scourge.”Israel is one of the United States’ closest allies.Eight people were killed and at least 11 seriously injured in Tuesday’s truck attack by an Uzbek immigrant near the World Trade Center.___8:10 a.m.President Donald Trump is calling for “Merit Based immigration” following the deadly truck attack in New York City that killed eight people and injured 11.Trump says on Twitter on Wednesday that the driver in Tuesday’s attack “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.”Officials said the attacker is an immigrant from Uzbekistan who came to the U.S. legally in 2010. They haven’t said whether he came in through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which covers immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.Trump tweeted, “We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter).”___7:55 a.m.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says investigators probing the deadly truck attack along a popular bike path near the World Trade Center have a note referencing the Islamic State.Cuomo stressed Wednesday on “CBS This Morning” that the investigation is ongoing.Law enforcers are working to determine what led the pickup truck driver to plow down people on the bike path on Tuesday afternoon. The driver is in critical condition after police shot him in the abdomen.Cuomo calls the driver a “depraved coward,” and says the attack “did not instill terror” among hardy New Yorkers.___7:15 a.m.France’s prime minister says the deadly truck attack on a New York bike path is a reminder that the threat is high everywhere, and that authorities must remain “as humble as we are determined” to fight extremism.After checking security measures at the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the Manhattan attack shows that “the means used by those who want to hurt us can be of formidable effectiveness, and formidable simplicity.”Philippe said ordinary people should remain vigilant and not forget “that the threat level is high, and it is high everywhere in the world.” He said authorities should give “credible responses” and focus on intelligence as well as security barriers like those installed around France after multiple deadly attacks.Eight people were killed in Tuesday’s truck attack by an Uzbek immigrant near the World Trade Center.___7 a.m.FBI agents and police are searching for evidence in the Paterson, New Jersey, neighborhood where the man suspected of plowing down people on a New York City riverfront bike path lived.Law enforcement cordoned off an apartment building early Wednesday. Officers also searched a garage.The building’s manager told The Record that Sayfullo Saipov lived with his wife and two children in a two-bedroom apartment.The man, who identified himself only as Ali, says he rented the apartment to the 29-year-old several months ago.A man who identified himself as Saipov’s neighbor told NJ Advance Media he often saw Saipov standing on the corner talking to friends.The city is home to a large Muslim population and a mosque is near the apartment.___6:55 a.m.An eerie emptiness hovers over a major New York City traffic artery, one day after a deadly truck attack along a popular bike path near the World Trade Center.Morning rush-hour traffic has been banned Wednesday along a stretch of the highway in Lower Manhattan. Police helicopters circled overhead.Some runners and bicycle riders did their best to maintain their normal routines. But police blocked off the bike path north of where the rampage began.Truck drivers steered clear of the frozen zone to make their morning deliveries.Investigators worked to determine what led the pickup truck driver to plow down people on the riverfront bike path, killing eight on Tuesday. The driver is in critical condition after police shot him in the abdomen.___6:25 a.m.Iran’s Foreign Ministry has condemned the truck attack in New York City that killed eight people and seriously injured at least 11, referring to it as a “terrorist” assault.That’s according to a report Wednesday by the semi-official Fars news agency. It quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi.Ghasemi said in a statement that “a serious approach coinciding with honesty and transparency of all nations” is the only way to “uproot” terrorism.Ghasemi also expressed sympathy with the relatives of the “innocent” victims of the attack.Tensions are high between Iran and the U.S. as President Donald Trump recently refused to re-certify the nuclear deal Tehran struck with world powers.___6:15 a.m.The German government says a German citizen is among the injured in the truck attack on a bike path in New York City.The Foreign Ministry didn’t identify the female German citizen or give any details about the severity of her injuries in a note on its website Wednesday.Eight people were killed and at least 11 seriously injured in Tuesday’s attack.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, wrote on Twitter: “Horrified at the evil terrorist #ManhattanAttack. Our hearts go out to the victims + families. From Berlin to NYC: We stand with you.”___5:45 a.m.Saudi Arabia says it strongly condemns the deadly truck attack in New York City that killed eight people and seriously injured 11.The kingdom on Wednesday offered its condolences to the families of the victims and reiterated its “rejection and condemnation of such terrorist acts.”Other Gulf allies have also issued similar statements.Kuwait’s ruling emir sent a cable to President Donald Trump expressing his condolences.The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, meanwhile, issued statements supporting efforts and measures taken by the U.S. to combat terrorism and enhance security.Earlier, Qatar said it, too, offers its “full solidarity with the U.S. government and its support for all measures taken to maintain security.”___5 a.m.The president of Uzbekistan has sent his condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump and offered his country’s assistance in investigating Tuesday’s attack in New York by an Uzbek national.Eight people were killed when a truck plowed down a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center.Officials who weren’t authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity identified 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov as the attacker. They say he came to the U.S. legally from Uzbekistan in 2010.President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also offered condolences to families of the victims in a statement Wednesday.Uzbekistan borders Afghanistan and is one of the most closed off post-Soviet republics. Previously, Uzbek officially never commented or acknowledged any security incidents abroad involving Uzbek nationals.___4 a.m.The Argentine foreign ministry has identified its citizens killed in the bike path attack near the World Trade Center.They are Hernan Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij, and Hernan Ferruchi.The ministry also says one of its citizens, Martin Ludovico Marro, is recovering from injuries at Manhattan’s Presbyterian Hospital.The victims were part of a group of friends celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from the Polytechnic School of Rosario, Argentina.The government gave its condolences and said that all Argentines are sharing in this terrible moment of profound sadness.___12:05 a.m.Investigators are working to determine what led a pickup truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight.New York’s mayor called Tuesday’s attack “a particularly cowardly act of terror.”The driver is in critical condition after police shot him in the abdomen.Authorities said after crashing the truck, he brandished air guns and yelled what witnesses said was “Allahu Akbar,” which is Arabic for “God is great.”Officials who weren’t authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity identified the attacker as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. They say he came to the U.S. legally from Uzbekistan in 2010.One of the dead is from Belgium and five others were from Argentina.center_img Share We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017last_img read more

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National Poetry Month Saffron By Amir Safi

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share This poem first appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review and is reprinted with permission of the author.Music used: Seven Steps (excerpt) by Brooklyn Rider from Seven Steps, Follow the Scout (excerpt) by Mark O’Connor from Midnight on the Water and Escape Artist (excerpt) by Zoë Keating from Into the TreesTo learn more about this series, go here. Listen In this sound portrait, we meet poet Amir Safi. He tells us about falling in love with poetry and competing in poetry slams, as well as the story behind his viral Ode to Whataburger. He reads his poem, “Saffron.”Amir Safi grew up in College Station, Texas and is based in Houston. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the founder of Write About Now. His poems have been featured by A plus, Upworthy, HuffPost, Whataburger, Texas Monthly and others. He recently received the 2018 Poetry International Prize.center_img X Christopher DiazAmir Safi SaffronMy mother picks up the pestle and mortar and does to saffron what the clerics have done to her country/ pours in steaming water till the liquid in the bowl becomes the Caspian swallowing the sun/ it smells like a home I have not returned to in 10 years/ saffron/ pound for pound/ the most expensive spice in the world/ worth more in its weight than gold/ if customs found it, they would surely throw it away/ but my grandmother is a high stakes smuggler/ her currency is my mother’s joy/ every time she visits, she brings some in her luggage/ and my grandmother always comes through/ and my mother always becomes a festival of lights/ looks at my father/ reminds him that it is her saffron/ approaches me with the same enthusiasm I had as a boy catching a fish/ holds the small packet between her thumb and her index finger and says/ you cannot find saffron this good in America, Amir/ you cannot find saffron like this anywhere, but Iran/ and this is where I learn the limitations of the American dream/ that you cannot find here what you already have/ and I laugh because if customs found it they would surely throw it away/ and I laugh at how borders can make the most valued feel worthless/ but, thankfully, they were not victorious this time/ nor are they ever/ because my grandmother is a high stakes smuggler/ her currency is my mother’s joy/ and my grandmother always comes through/ and my mother loves to feed her boys/ so my mother does what Iranian mothers do best/ and we eat until the diaspora dissolves/ until it’s time for my brother and I to fight over who does the dishes/ my mother exclaiming to my grandmother/ these boys are American/ they never learned taarof/ I tried to teach them, but they learned all of their manners from their father. 00:00 /08:17last_img read more

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Review EditMe for Custom Collaboration Online

first_img Register Now » December 28, 2010 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Plenty of software tools can help you and your employees collaborate online. But Maynard, Mass.-based EditMe LLC has a fresh approach: It lets you decide which features you want to use for your business and then serves them up on a customized website.Collaboration software, also known as groupware, help people work together and to access and modify common files. Online collaboration tools, such as interactive word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools, now come standard in several popular Web-based office products, including Google Inc.’s Google Apps and Microsoft Inc.’s Office 2011. And more sophisticated project-management and accounting tools like Salesforce.com Inc. and Intuit’s QuickBooks Online offer small businesses an array of options, including tools to help small groups sell and ways to manage company books online.That’s more revolutionary than it sounds. Many entry-level collaboration tools, like Chicago-based 37signals LLC’s Basecamp, offer easy-to-use file sharing and task management, but organizing company content like tasks and events within its system where others in your team can find it can be a challenge. More sophisticated options, like Bellevue, Wash.-based LiquidPlanner Inc., let teams share documents and intricately track their progress on projects, but can be so complicated that some in your shop just may not use them.Meanwhile, EditMe — which has 600 customers and hosts about 1,000 sites — aims to shed the cookie-cutter approach and give companies the power to create a highly efficient, Web-based collaboration tool that meets their particular needs. It does require the user to do some serious tinkering to make it work, though. It also isn’t much to look at. The interface is primitive by modern standards. But once you get the recipe right, there’s real power in taking the do-it-yourself route to online business collaboration.What’s GoodA range of business collaboration tools.Want to share files? Need a tool for sales planning and task management? Want to compare schedules? EditMe hosts user-friend tools for those tasks and others. It can take some effort to get it all to work for your business — more on that momentarily – but, overall, EditMe offers an array of functions that can be quickly customized for many small-business uses.The price.It’s hard to beat these prices: Plans range from just $5 to $79 a month. Most small businesses may want to opt for the $20-a-month plan, which allows for unlimited users, 1,000 megabytes of storage, 1,000 web pages and support. That is a fraction of the $12-per-month, per-user fee that most Web-based sales and collaboration tools charge. The savings can add up quickly.Customization.EditMe is like a giant whiteboard. You sketch in what you need it to do on different Web pages and then fill in functions as you need them. You may want to gather your team to share ideas for how you need to communicate and collaborate. Then you lay out your choices on the EditMe site as you see fit. It’s powerful, simple and effective.What’s Bad Visual appeal.EditMe’s online design and layout are simplistic — similar to the original shared Internet documents from the late 1990s. Users of higher-end tools like Salesforce.com, NetSuite Inc., or the even more basic Basecamp, may find EditMe looks like an entry-level tool. If an attractive user interface is critical to your business, EditMe is not the tool for you.Sparce guidance.Creating your own business-process tools is a major cultural step in the life of a company. If you’ve battled it out with some of those aforementioned collaboration tools, EditMe may be an ideal choice. You already know what has worked for you in Salesforce.com or what didn’t work when trying to share a Google Apps document. But if you’re new to the world of online collaboration, be warned that daunting decisions may await.Even basic issues like how to name files and where those files are to be placed eat up time and require patience. And there is little in EditMe to guide you. There aren’t many forms, and there are no relationship tags or pointers on how groups should work together on the Web. You are building your own interactive work interface from scratch, so plan on investing plenty of time and effort to figure it out.The Bottom LineEditMe has a basic interface, comes with limited features and may require a great deal of effort to get it to function properly for your business. But it can be something of a silver bullet once you get it working properly. The software lets you take what you love and leave what you hate in business-process software, and creates an environment that’s just right for your business. It does all of this at a very low cost.Once deployed, EditMe could be that simple, durable solution that helps your firm get work done — which is supposed to be what Web-based work software is all about.Related: Review: Capsule, CRM for Small Business Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img 5 min read EditMe Dashboard: Click the image to view the large screenshot. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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M42 closed between Junction 9 and Junction 10 following serious collision as

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTwo women have died following an accident on the M42 this morning. A busy motorway linking Staffordshire and Warwickshire remains closed following a serious collision in the early hours of the morning today (Friday January 5 2018). The M42 is closed northbound between Junction 9 and Junction 10 – near Tamworth in South Staffordshire. The Southbound carriageway was also closed but has now reopened – although there are severe delays in the area. The accident involved a car and a van – with the women, who were both passengers in the car, pronounced dead at the scene. The road is expected to remain closed for several more hours while Warwickshire Police continue their investigation into the incident. A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “Please be aware we are currently dealing with a collision on the M42, this is closed northbound between J9 and J10 Tamworth. “The road will remain closed whilst we undertake on-going investigations.” A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a serious collision involving a car and a van. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save two passengers in the car, two women, and they were confirmed dead on scene. “The driver and third passenger from the car, two men, were assessed by ambulance staff and were found to have sustained minor injuries but didn’t require hospital treatment. “The van driver, a man, sustained back pain and a hand injury. He was given treatment on scene before being taken to Heartlands hospital for further treatment.” A spokesman for Highways England said: “Please be aware the M42 is closed Northbound between Junction 9 and Junction 10 (Tamworth) due to a serious collision. “Warwickshire Police are undertaking investigations and the road will remain closed for several hours. UPDATE: Two women have died after the accident on the M42 A diversion is currently in place – with motorists advised to exit at Junction 9 and take the A446 Lichfield Road Northbound. At Bassetts Pole take the A453 northbound – before taking the A5 Eastbound at Bonehill Road Roundabout to rejoin the M42 at Junction 10. Read MoreFamilies slam council’s rubbish collection service – as authority admits 45,000 bins have not been collected on time Highways England have also advised motorists to factor in extra time for their journeys this morning – with traffic also moving slowly on the southbound carriageway. The spokesman added: “The M42 southbound is now open at J9. The last of the closure is being removed from lane 2 so please pass with care, however the carriageway is now open. “Long delays remain on the approach from J10 so continue to plan ahead.” Birmingham Airport are advising anyone travelling to or from the airport to factor extra time into their journey due to the accident. A spokesman said: “Traffic on the M42 north and southbound near J9. Please allow more time for your journey if travelling to the Airport.” We will bring you an update on this story when we get one – for more live traffic and travel information from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit our live news service here.last_img read more

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