F2 Logistics takes 3rd place, nips Generika

first_imgAra Galang defense keeps the ball for F2 as team mate Abbt marano, Kim Fajardo and Import Sydney Kemper looks over. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOF2 Logistics woke up from the wrong side of the bed but still ended up better than Generika, 25-17, 27-25, 25-19, 25-14, Thursday night in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Arena.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus said his wards were “too tired” because of the succession of games, but was grateful they eked out their sixth win in nine matches.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK We are young Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ The win allowed the Cargo Movers to take solo third place and within striking distance of outright semifinal slot.Hayley Spelman and Ara Galang accounted for 15 points each,w hile Sydney Kemper helped up with 13 markers for F2 Logistics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe Life Savers absorbed their 9th defeat in as many game despite double-digit outputs of Polina Liutikova, Darlene Ramdin and Shaya Adorador. Liutikova had 15, while Ramdinand Adorador made 11 and 10, respectively.The only winless club in the league managed to win a set and for a brief moment appeared to have a shot at the match. But Aby Marano and Spelma closed down the lanes with three blocks each to nip the rally in the bud. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tough battle ahead as UAAP Final Four begins Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View commentslast_img read more

O’Shea hails Republic of Ireland team-mates after ‘special night’

first_img1 Republic of Ireland goal hero John O’Shea has praised his team-mates after their spirited performances earned them a 1-1 draw with Germany in Euro 2016 qualifying.The Boys In Green had been heading for a slim defeat following Toni Kroos’ strike but the visitors never gave up and eventually the Sunderland defender, sent forward by Martin O’Neill, popped up with a rare goal to earn them a share of the spoils in injury time.And O’Shea couldn’t praise his fellow players enough for their determined display in the Group D clash.He told Sky Sports: “The manager [Martin O’Neill] put me forward with a couple of minutes to go and thankfully I was able to stick the ball away.“But it was a big credit to the lads in front of me tonight. It was very determined and very dogged. It was a big, big performance but we came up with little bits of quality when we had to come out and play and that was very pleasing.“Once they got that goal it was a big blow for us because we’re looking towards the end of the game to maybe catch them a little bit. And they got that first goal with maybe 20 minutes to go so we had to come out a little bit more.“The manager said to us at half-time that even if we do go that goal down then we will have chances and we will have time to play. We were able to string together some lovely passes. It was special night and thankfully I was able to play my part.” Republic of Ireland players celebrate last_img read more

Jennifer Louise Fox Hessig, 54

first_imgThere will be a private service at Callahan-Hughes Funeral Home in Terre Haute.Online expressions: www.hughestaylor.net Jennifer Louise Fox Hessig, age 54, of Salem, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on March 24, 2016. She was born on March 9, 1962 to James and Jackie Fox, both survive.Other survivors include: husband, Tony Hessig; 2 sons, Douglas James Collier and Adam Vandenbrink; 2 sisters, Jill Mason (Gary) and Jo Knoblett; several nieces and nephews and dear friend Robert Boggs.Preceded in death by: brother, Jack Richard Fox.Visitation will be 11am-1pm Monday at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem.last_img read more

Auburndale wrestling closes regular season with win over Chequamegon

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — The Auburndale wrestling team closed out its Marawood Conference regular season schedule with a 48-34 victory over Chequamegon on Thursday night at Auburndale High School.The Apaches won six matches by pin and two others by forfeit to total their 48 points.Dylan Altmann (126 pounds), Aaron Willfahrt (132), Paul Willfahrt (145), Wyatt Weiler (170), Kurt Jankowski (195), and Josh Gabel (285) each won by pin for Auburndale.Auburndale will compete at the Marawood Conference Tournament on Saturday at Phillips.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Auburndale 48, Chequmaegon 34106: Matt Leick (A) won by forfeit.113: Seth Peterson (CH) won by forfeit.120: Readi Meyer (A) won by forfeit.126: Dylan Altmann (A) pinned Absalom David in 3:44.132: Aaron Willfahrt (A) pinned Erik Tank in 2:51.138: Hunter Schienbeck (CH) pinned Eli Larson in 4:41.145: Paul Willfahrt (AU) pinned Herman Santos in 1:29.152: Isaac Weik (CH) won by forfeit.160: Wyatt Juneau (CH) won major dec. over Keller Wolfe 12-2.170: Wyatt Weiler (A) pinned Parker Zeman in 1:01.182: Taylor Fox (CH) pinned Sam Hasenohrl in 5:45.195: Kurt Jankowski (A) pinned Nathaniel David in 1:27.220: Robbie Renken (CH) pinned Jonah Kopelke in 1:08.285: Josh Gabel (A) pinned Dakota Leach in 1:21.last_img read more

Salesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to know

first_imgSalesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to knowYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingSalesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to know Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 25th April 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share The latest Salesforce release underscores the company’s efforts to sunset the Classic experience in favor of the Lightning Platform in winter 2020. The Summer ’19 release is designed to provide users with a range of new tools and features to help manage the migration.It is currently only available in preview, but organizations can expect Sandbox upgrades to begin rolling out on May 3 and 4.What to expectWith the new release, all organizations will have access to the Lightning Experience (although it won’t be mandatory until 2020), according to the notes. Below are key tools and features users can expect to see while navigating the shift from Classic to Lightning:Lightning Experience Transition Assistant will replace the Migration Assistant to provide users with a central hub of suggested tools and resources to ease adoption.New in-app guidance menu grants access to easier on-boarding and training, giving admins the ability to create custom content and action buttons for specific users within the organization.Records will remain consistent between Lightning and Classic Experiences, meaning users will be directed to the same page in Lightning, if it exists.Improved Safari compatibility will allow users to run the full desktop version of Lightning from their iPad via the Safari browser.Lightning Scheduler can be embedded on an organization’s website, providing customers with an easy way to create or modify appointments. The Scheduler feature will also integrate with the Actions Plans Unit and Salesforce Surveys.More branding options for Lightning will be available, including custom hyperlink colors and label improvement in the Themes and Branding setup panel.A new utility view will include right-aligned utility items and a new API to inform users when an item is expanded.Two different record display options will be available, including Grouped view and the new Full view – which is similar to the Salesforce Classic view.Salesforce has been transparent in communicating the migration to the Lightning Platform, which will be auto-activated for all users by winter 2020. For organizations still operating in the Classic Experience, it’s necessary to know that all future innovations will only support Lightning as the company phases out Classic. Salesforce admins should get familiar with Lightning features to understand how it could impact internal processes and platforms to avoid headaches and curveballs later on.Other key updates Improved functionality for add-ons like Dialer, Chat, Messaging and increased storage, including native embed optionsEinstein, Salesforce’s AI product, will include enhancements such as faster set-up for bots, a data checker feature in Prediction Builder, and quarterly forecasts in the Sales CloudMobile app improvements add new custom notification options for recordsNew options for developers, including enhancements to Visualforce, Apex, and Salesforce APIs with custom programming languagesA new setup page and Einstein Engagement Frequency features will be available in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud to support customer journeys with personalized contentThis story first appeared on MarTech Today. For more on marketing technology, click here.https://martechtoday.com/salesforce-summer-19-release-preps-for-lightning-migration-what-you-need-to-know-233082The post Salesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to know appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Salesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to knowlast_img read more

House Passes Small Business Healthcare Tax Relief Bill

first_imgThe House passed the bipartisan Small Business Health Care Relief Bill (HR 5447) on June 21 by voice vote. The House Ways and Means Committee had approved the bill on June 15 (TAXDAY, 2016/06/16, C.1). The measure, sponsored by Reps. Charles Boustany, R-La., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., now heads to the Senate.According to Boustany, the bill would implement the following measures:– Small businesses and local municipalities with fewer than 50 employees will be allowed to continue using pre-tax dollars to give employees a defined contribution for healthcare expenses;– Employees will be allowed to use Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) funds to purchase health coverage on the individual market, as well as for qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses if the employee has qualified health coverage; and– Employers will be protected from financial penalties for providing this cost-sharing option to employees.BackgroundThe IRS issued Notice 2013-54, I.R.B. 2013-40, 287, which generally prohibited the use of HRAs for purchasing health insurance on the individual market because these arrangements do not meet the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA’s) (P.L. 111-148) minimum benefit and annual dollar cap requirements for health insurance plans offered by employers. “Under this guidance, employers who continue to offer HRAs would be subject to a $100 per day, per employee penalty totaling up to $36,500 per year,” Boustany noted.“The Small Business Healthcare Relief Bill is a common-sense, bipartisan solution ensuring our small businesses aren’t penalized for trying to do the right thing”, Boustany said. “HRAs are an affordable solution for both employees and employers to combat the escalating cost of health insurance,” he added.JCTAccording to the Joint Committee on Taxation’s (JCT) report on the bill (JCX-47-16), “IRS guidance holds that employer payment plans generally fail to meet certain group health plan requirements.” Additionally, an HRA cannot meet those requirements unless it is offered in conjunction with employer-sponsored coverage, the JCT report noted. “An employer may be subject to an excise tax if it provides an employer payment plan or a stand-alone HRA,” it added.Business Community SupportThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter in support of HR 5447 to Boustany and Thompson. “This bipartisan bill would restore the ability of small businesses to offer stand-alone HRAs to their employees without being penalized,” the organization noted. “Since many small employers do not have human resource departments or benefits specialists, this bill would provide them with the necessary flexibility to help their employees pay for health care,” it added.The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) also voiced its support for the bipartisan measure. This legislation “would allow home building firms and other small businesses to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), which let employers contribute something to their employee health costs,” NAHB Second Vice Chairman Randy Noel said. “HRAs allow small businesses to offer pre-tax dollars to insured employees to help pay premiums and/or other out-of-pocket costs associated with medical care and services”, he added.SenateSens. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., recently released an updated version of their bill that also focuses on allowing small businesses, through HRAs, to help employees purchase health coverage (TAXDAY, 2016/06/16, C.1). Their version of the Small Business Health Care Relief Bill (Sen 3060) “would allow small businesses to reimburse their employees on a pre-tax basis for the purchase of health insurance on the individual market,” Grassley said in a statement.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffCBO Cost Estimate on HR 5447, the Small Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016Ways and Means Press Release: Levin Floor Statement on HR 5447last_img read more

Never mind the Smart Home, here’s the Smart Office

first_imgIs it just me, or does the printer run out of paper, or ink, every time you need a document in a rush – usually a couple of seconds before a meeting or important conference call? Good, I didn’t think it was just me.In the UK we refer to this phenomenon as Sod’s Law or, more commonly, Murphy’s Law or, as I like to call it, the Infuriating Office Peripheral’s Law.I wonder how many hours a year are lost in this way in offices up and down the country: how much time it takes to discover the document you sent to print isn’t coming through, let alone the time it takes to search for the paper to refill the printer. I’m guessing hundreds, if not thousands, of hours wasted.But it needn’t be that way. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), our offices are set to become a whole lot smarter.Internet of Things in the officeThe number of Internet-connected devices is growing at an exponential rate. Gartner predicts that there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015Opens in a new window, up 30 percent from 2014, with this figure rising to 25 billion by 2020.We’re already pretty used to people talking about the Smart Home: smart fridges, TVs and thermostats, and many of us will already have these devices in our home. Internet-connected vehicles and wearables like smart watches are also finding their way into our lives. Less-often discussed, however, is the power of the IoT to transform the office environment, yet the potential is huge.Facilities management service provider CoorOpens in a new window is just one of the companies leading this charge.Streamlining facilities managementWhen you arrive at the office you expect everything you need during your working day to be functioning properly, whether it’s the projector in the meeting room or the towel dispenser in the washroom. If it’s not, it can create inconvenience and delays, which means disruption and lost productivity.This is where facilities management comes in. However, for companies like Coor to keep on top of every printer, copier, paper towel dispenser and vending machine, they would need to dedicate someone to checking every device, numerous times a day – an unsustainable solution.The IoT offers a more convenient alternative.Accelerating the smarter officeTogether with Swedish IoT specialist YanziOpens in a new window, Coor developed an easy-to-use IoT solution powered by Intel® technology. Read the case study here.Opens in a new windowCustomers are able to attach Yanzi sensors to whatever device it is they want to monitor, out of the box with no complicated set-up. Yanzi gateways, powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor, are equipped with TeliaSoneraOpens in a new window SIM cards to connect the device to the Yanzi cloud which runs on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. Facilities managers are able to see the data collected by the sensors through an app, either iOS or Android-based, enabling them to keep an eye on all office devices in real time on a single dashboard.Improving efficiencyMaking even a small change can result in huge efficiency gains. For example, say in a meeting, the projector bulb is faulty, resulting in about half an hour spent getting it fixed before the presentation can continue. If there are ten people in that meeting, that’s actually five working hours wasted. By ensuring facilities managers are aware of the fault in the equipment first, the Coor IoT solution helps avoid situations like this and ensure those five hours get put to better use.Coor has also demonstrated how the solution can help improve overall business efficiency. Sensors placed on desks can track how often they are used and identify any areas that are underutilised. With the cost of office real estate rising across Europe, the advantages of this are obvious.Already the Smart Office is about way more than placating printer rage. And, in the future, it will be about even more. Coor, Yanzi and Intel are now in discussions with hand dryer manufacturers, vending machine producers and office machinery companies to explore opportunities to further extend the use of the IoT solution.Read more on Intel and the IoTOpens in a new windowFind out more about the Coor IoT solutionOpens in a new windowGet in touch@sheppardiOpens in a new windowlast_img read more