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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Statement The Office of Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the passing of House Bill 1690 concerning the Liquor Code:“Governor Wolf supports historic, free market reforms to the state’s liquor system, which is why he proposed privatizing the wholesale and retail operations of the system. The governor has made clear that his proposal is already a significant compromise, but the administration will continue working with the legislature to iron out details.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf November 19, 2015center_img Office of Governor Tom Wolf Statement on HB 1690 Concerning the Liquor Codelast_img

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first_imgInside the spacious property at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.A vast layout of about 317sq m reveals interiors designed for effortless outdoor flow, entertaining with a grand wraparound terrace of more than 75sq m assuring a house-like feel and capturing garden vistas and natural light. The kitchen area at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Other features include a formal sunken lounge, commercial-grade wine cellar, large laundry and storage, reverse cycle cooling/heating, floor to ceiling windows, a resort-style swimming pool and a full sized championship tennis court. 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Mr Till said the apartment, one of 39 in the complex, was a great place to live.“A lot of people have been here for a substantial amount of time – the properties are tightly held,” he said.“There is a proactive body corporate which maintains the property very well in my opinion.”He said the apartment would suit buyers who are downsizing from larger properties however do not want to live in a shoebox. Relax and unwind at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Mr Till, a Brisbane builder, said he and his wife had plans to complete three renovation projects and now they are down to their last one.“We have lived here for two and a half years,” Mr Till said.“We basically bought the place in a run down form with the intention to renovate it,” he said.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is being sold via negotiation by RE/MAX — Profile Real Estate selling agent Ryan Smith.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The property is in an iconic complex, according to Mr Till.“One of the beauties is its size,” he said. 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Roger and Vicki Till love a good renovation project.The couple who have lived at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon have completely renovated the property and are ready for their next assignment.last_img read more

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first_imgCarolina may be a young organization, but their fans are still proud, and no Panthers fan was prouder than Greg “Catman” Good.Good died Friday in hospice care in his hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday. He was 62. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Greg Good aka Cat Man. He was the first iconic Panther Fan to greet me & I always appreciated his love for @Panthers Condolences to his family. He will be missed! https://t.co/pr3OpyXBrD— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) July 6, 2019But former Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams appeared disappointed in the team’s lack of recognition of its “biggest fan,” something he can likely relate to after his unpleasant departure from Carolina.🧐 https://t.co/ChjkIx1B50— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) July 7, 2019Good attended every home Panthers game from their inaugural season in 1995 to 2017, unable to attend games in 2018 due to illness. He was named an official NFL Hall of Fame SuperFan for the team.He had suffered congestive heart failure in 2014, but even that didn’t stop him from attending that weekend’s game against the 49ers. His son, Greg Good Jr., shared an announcement of his father’s death on Facebook.”The number one panthers fan in the world went on to heaven today!!” Greg wrote. “Y’all I miss my daddy so much!! Those rides to Charlotte and going to the game will never be the same!!!”Panthers coach Ron Rivera also expressed his sympathy on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Buster Posey didn’t want to cut his 2018 season short, but he knew having surgery on his hip at the end of August would at least give him a chance to catch Madison Bumgarner on Opening Day in 2019.Bumgarner admitted he wasn’t initially sure Posey left himself enough time to recover.“Not that I didn’t expect him to get back as soon as he could, but that’s a pretty major deal he went through,” Bumgarner said. “Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to have him back even when the …last_img

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first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 7. Windows Phone: Committed To Being DifferentDuring the holiday season, comScore reported, Microsoft’s Windows Phone actually lost market share. Ugh. It’s hard to write positively about Windows Phone when consumers obviously aren’t falling in love with it. But Windows Phone provides an attractive, easy-to-use alternative to the iOS/Android duopoly, forgoing dozens of static app icons for dynamic “Live” tiles that transform the phone’s home screen into a dynamic mosaic of information. It’s, well, iconic.We all know Windows Phone’s weakness: apps. What Microsoft hasn’t done is convince application developers to embrace the platform, and that’s a big reason consumers have shied away. But the Windows Phone OS itself has a lot to recommend it, and the hardware from Nokia and HTC isn’t bad, either. Related Posts 8. Still Owning The EnterpriseFor all of its emphasis on consumer-facing technologies, Microsoft’s empire was built on productivity and the enterprise. Microsoft’s Server and Tools and the Business Division typically report both the highest profits and revenue of any divisions within the company. Microsoft has forged relationships with thousands of businesses, generating stable, consistent revenue streams especially with the creation of subscription models like Office 365.While Google Apps continues to cut into the Word/Excel/PowerPoint triumvirate, Microsoft has made an end run around Google’s services by making collaborative services like Lync the centerpiece of Office.Does Microsoft need to own the enterprise via hardware like Surface? In the end, no. If Surface doesn’t end up as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) option for enterprise workers, the rumored Office for Android and iPad will likely serve instead. That’s the end goal: capturing attention and generating revenue from enterprises, no matter the medium. As long as that keeps happening, Microsoft can afford to bet on riskier ventures like the Surface and Windows Phone. 9. Microsoft’s Mea CulpasI was honestly impressed by Microsoft’s apology that it had fallen short of its commitment to provide “browser choice” to European customers in 2012, as part of a settlement agreement. Microsoft owned up to its mistake, described what had happened and what steps it would take, and again took responsibility for the error when the European Union slapped the company with a $731 million fine.Google, by contrast, faces fines and a concerted EU investigation after allegedly ignoring requests to rework its privacy policy. Many expected Microsoft to have looked for excuses and appealed the EU’s decision. It didn’t.Wouldn’t it be nice if Microsoft didn’t screw up in the first place? Sure. Microsoft obviously regrets its bawdy song-and-dance routine at a Norway developer conference showed last year, or its “big boobs” gaffe a month later.  But even the world’s largest companies make mistakes. A company’s character is determined by how it deals with them.If It Bleeds, It LeadsFailure interests us. Microsoft climbed to the top of the market, creating arguably the world’s richest man in the process. Tech journalists remain eager to write the story of Microsoft’s fall, me included. Some of Microsoft’s tactics are still downright embarrassing: the Scroogled campaign, for example. Windows 8 might well end up as the second coming of Vista. There are still questions whether or not Microsoft can tie its software, services and hardware together into a cohesive whole.But refusing to acknowledge the other side of Microsoft’s story isn’t right, either. There’s some good work coming out of Microsoft, and ignoring that creates an incomplete, inaccurate picture.All images courtesy of Microsoft, except Microsoft’s Open Source Lab Room by Todd Ogasawara, Microsoft mouse image by Fredric Paul, and roses image courtesy of Shutterstock. markhachman IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Microsoft#mobile#Open Source#research#social#Surface#Windows Phone#Xbox Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now M$: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System.” – Urban Dictionary, 2004.“Microsoft sucks.” Too many times, the conversation stops there.Yes, Microsoft gets plenty of criticism, much of it justified, on everything from its nasty attacks on Linux to the failings of its latest operating system. Along the way, Microsoft has helped write its own narrative as a money-grubbing monopolist – old, litigious, out of touch. For Pete’s sake, it took years for Bill Gates to recognize the potential of the Internet.But that’s only part of the story. We too often overlook the many things that Microsoft does right: its philosophy of open research; its willingness to adopt and contribute to open source; even its willingness to admit when it’s wrong. The case here is not necessarily what Microsoft does best, but what it does well, what it deserves to be recognized for, and what we generally overlook. 1. More Open Than You’d ThinkMicrosoft, open?! Really?Of course not, if you’re looking strictly at Microsoft’s commercial products. There’s no way that you’ll ever see Windows released as open-source code, nor will true open-source advocates ever put Microsoft in the same camp as say, Red Hat.But in 2006, Microsoft began changing its tune toward open-source software – forced by IBM and Red Hat, admittedly. The tide turned when Microsoft and Novell signed a cooperative agreement shielding themselves and non-commercial free software developers from being sued; by 2012, Microsoft had entered the list of the top 20 contributors to the Linux kernel. Linux never really cracked the desktop PC, but Microsoft seems content enabling Linux to run on virtual machines, and possibly even developing Office for Linux, too.Basically, Microsoft has achieved detente with open-source software; acknowledging its role, using it to Microsoft’s own advantage, competing with it on its merits and contributing back to the community, where warranted. Argue all you want how Microsoft arrived here – kicking and screaming, perhaps – but Microsoft’s attitudes toward open-source software have significantly improved. 2. Open Research, TooOne of the few companies that opens the doors to its labs is Microsoft, with events like TechFest held each year in either its Redmond headquarters or in its Silicon Valley facilities.Many companies host developer conferences to engage with partners and announce new products. The difference is that Microsoft seems to emphasize research and showing off the fruits of that research to the world at large. There seems to be a sense of pride there that only a few companies (Intel, for one) seem to share.Finally, there’s the discovery aspect. Google Scholar does a fine job of assisting searches for academic papers, but compare Google Scholar and Microsoft’s Academic Search. Not only is Microsoft’s tool arguably more interesting than what Google offers, it also allows you to search by organization. Compare Microsoft versus Google versus IBM in terms of citations and papers, and decide whether or not you believe Microsoft’s numbers, which show Microsoft publishing much more research than Google. 3. Winning The Game (Console)In little more than a decade, Microsoft has forced Nintendo, one of the pioneers of the modern video game console, into near irrelevancy. It hasn’t managed to do the same with Sony, yet, but its Xbox has outsold Sony’s PS3 for well over a year (at least in the United States). Meanwhile, Microsoft continues to innovate with its use of the Kinect peripheral, both as a camera and a form of gesture input. Both Sony and Microsoft have struggled to bundle their consoles with music, movie and app stores, in much the same way Apple has. But Microsoft has also kept its eyes open. If the reports of the “Stingray” Xbox are true, Microsoft may be smartly attacking on two fronts: developing a low-cost Xbox derivative to take on Roku and Boxee in the video streaming market, while maintaining its dominance in game consoles. 4. A Sense of Vision… And TouchIn the last decade, Microsoft has either bought or developed products for productivity (Windows, Office), collaboration and connection (Skype, Lync, Windows Phone) and entertainment (Xbox) and embarked on an ambitious bid to tie them all together. Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer now describes the company as a services-driven organization, but Microsoft is increasingly committed to pushing the boundaries of hardware, whether that be its gigantic Perceptive Pixel displays, its Kinect depth camera, the Xbox or Windows Phones, and its Surface tablet. Microsoft has built outwards from a formidable presence in Office and Windows, adding powerful communication tools in Lync and Skype, and tying together tablets, phones and console together via the cloud. There’s no other company in the industry – no, not Google, not Apple – whose software and hardware ecosystem traverses as broad a spectrum as Microsoft.Microsoft may have fallen short with Windows 8’s touch interface, but Kinect is impressive in its own right, even if it was licensed from a startup, Primesense. (I don’t know why Microsoft hasn’t made a corresponding investment in speech recognition, which would fit so naturally alongside a touch-based interface.)Microsoft is now the chief steward of the PC, responsible for pushing its boundaries. Tablets, phones and Chromebooks attract the ink these days, but preserving the future of 350 million PCs is no small task. 5. Microsoft Peripherals: So Good, We Forget About ThemEvery day, we sit down at our laptop, PC, or other computing device, put our hands to our keyboard and type away. And, in general, many of the best of those keyboards and mice have said “Microsoft” somewhere on them. Set aside arty attempts like the Microsoft Arc Mouse. When you get right down to it, Microsoft’s basic Comfort Desktop keyboards and basic mice have been under our fingers for years and years. Microsoft’s keyboards are one of the reasons many people can’t imagine typing on a tablet’s sheet of glass for any length of time.  6. Investing In The FutureFew companies have the resources to invest in startups, whether that be a company or a teenager. Microsoft does both: efforts like BizSpark give out Microsoft software and assistance to startups, while efforts like the Kodu Cup help kids learn how to code. The Imagine Cup crosses borders to incentivize student innovators develop their own products and the business models to run them. And while Microsoft helps launch solar-powered broadband in Africa, it must know that it’s not going to earn a front-page story.Much of what Microsoft is simply doing here is a high-profile effort to seed Windows and its other products around the world, employing many of the same practices that other technology companies employ. But is “good” being done here? Certainly.last_img read more

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first_imgFootball governing body FIFA has exonerated its president Sepp Blatter of all corruption charges but has suspended senior executives Mohammed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner over bribery allegations.The FIFA ethics committee met to deliberate over the most damaging corruption crisis to have hit the sports body.They provisionally suspended the two senior officers amid allegations that they bribed voters in the presidential election campaign.A full blown investigation will now be conducted and if found guilty, the executive council members could be banned for life from all football activity.Blatter, who had been accused of purposely ignoring the bribery, was cleared by the committee.The FIFA chief will now stand unopposed for a fourth term of presidency.last_img

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first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says this cake isn’t for kids.The centre’s Cybertip.ca program is warning parents that an app called Cake — Live Stream Video Chat is a risk for teens due to its significant volume of sexual content.It says within 12 hours of creating an account, it received four unsolicited messages with sexual content, including a sexually explicit video from a male user.The centre says sections of the app include a “Hot List” and “Top Cakers” where the top 10 profile pictures are exclusively young females, most of whom are in provocative poses.And it says teens can connect and share videos with anyone, which increases the risk of sextortion.The centre says the app encourages users to share live video broadcasts and to video chat with new people by rewarding them with “diamonds,” which can be exchanged for cash value.“While the Cake app is intended for users who are at least 13 years old, this is buried in the Terms of Use and is not enforced, even when a new user enters a birth date indicating they are younger than 13,” it said in a release.It said children under 13 should not be on Cake.“The highly sexual nature of the app also raises questions about why youth need to use it at all,” it added.Police forces across the country, including the RCMP, have retweeted the Cybertip.ca alert about the app.last_img read more

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