If you keep up with products in the blogosphere, you might already be familiar with the Studio One 19, which is our new all-in-one computer. Darren Gladstone’s article kicked off some discussions when we introduced it in Japan last month. Today, we’re now offering it to customers in the United States and Europe.Over the weekend, Gizmodo and others reacted to a design-focused video that Lionel featured in a blog post late last week. The Studio One 19 is an all-in-one computer that provides a great shared computing experience for families. As mentioned in an earlier post, the Studio One 19 features a simple and approachable design, with five different color options to easily match any home décor.The Studio One 19 is no slouch when it comes to performance either. Because it’s built on a desktop chipset and features some desktop hardware like Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors and desktop hard drives. Video performance is solid too with NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics and 9400 performance graphics upgrade options.For more on both the hardware and software behind the Studio One 19, take a look at this video that features Josh Duncan and Angela Blair from Dell’s product team: </p><p>Besides design and performance, the optional touch capability is something that stands out. The Studio One 19 is our first desktop to feature a multi-touch option. In case you missed it, here’s the preview of the touch capabilities we shared recently. Now that it’s here, I wanted to share more details about the touch features that the Studio One 19 offers:Easy multi-touch photo editing, slideshow creation, playlist compilation, notes, and even web browsing.Use Touch Zone to quickly locate touch applications and access media content including photos. Listen to music and create playlist.Unleash creativity with You Paint finger painting software.Record videos and upload directly to YouTube with the touch of a finger with TouchCamFlick to Flickr – Upload photos to Flickr to share with family and friends.More cowbell – Use Drum Kit to bang on the drums with the multi-touch percussion center. Lionel said this was a blast.You can see photos of the Studio One 19 on Dell’s official Flickr page.Update: Dell has also teamed with Cozi to feature the Cozi Family Organizer on the Studio One 19 (both touch and non-touch). Families use Cozi to schedule appointments and activities in the shared family calendar, to track shopping and to do lists, to keep a family journal and to send quick messages and reminders. For example how many times have you asked your teen to stop by the store and pick up a few items on the way home – and they remember half of what you needed? Well, with Cozi you speak their language by sending the grocery list via text directly to their cell phone. Really – Cozi is a simple and intuitive experience that any family member can easily use.Cozi also offers a couple of extras on the Dell Studio One 19 including:Cozi Express – Launches Cozi right from the desktop for immediate access to the family’s calendar, shopping and to do list and other information.Cozi Photo Collage Screensaver -Automatically creates and rotates stunning collages from photos stored on the PC, organizes the photos by family events and activities, and displays upcoming appointments from the family calendar.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.ALBANY — The head of a progressive political party in New York is urging voters to cast votes on the party’s line at a time when a new state law is jeopardizing the future of minor parties.Political parties must now receive 2% of the vote — or 130,000 votes — in the previous presidential or gubernatorial election to qualify as a party and get on the ballot. A political party’s status will now be reviewed every other year starting in November.The state’s new ballot qualification requirements are set to take effect under a federal judge’s Tuesday decision, meaning that minor parties could lose their spot on the ballot in future elections if they don’t get enough votes in November.Minor political parties could also lose other benefits, including the ability to appear on voter registration forms and receive unlimited contributions from donors to cover administrative costs. New York Working Families Party State Director Sochie Nnaemeka criticized New York’s new law, which her party has tried to block in an ongoing legal battle.“The state has no business making it harder for progressive New Yorkers to vote their values,” Nnaemeka said in a statement to The Associated Press.Previously, political parties had to requalify every four years by receiving over 50,000 votes in the gubernatorial election.In New York, minor political parties can form coalitions with other parties and endorse major party candidates under a practice known as “fusion voting,” which is banned by most states.The unique practice means that candidates can appear multiple times on a ballot under different party lines.For example, the Working Families Party is hoping that New York voters will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on the minor party’s own line in November.Leaders of minor parties have long argued their cross-nominations signal a candidate’s commitment to the party’s own ideological or policy agenda.Nnaemeka’s party and other critics sued in a lawsuit claiming New York’s new law was a flagrant and unjustified attempt to quash minor parties and limit ballot access ahead of a new $100 million public campaign funding system set to launch in New York in 2024.Critics of the new law have also charged that the state’s Democratic party is trying to silence progressives in particular. Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs has called some minor parties besides the Working Families Party “shams” and defended the ballot qualification rules as protecting taxpayer dollars while also impacting minor conservative parties.And a state judge ruled in March that lawmakers improperly delegated authority to a politically appointed commission whose recommendations for the new ballot qualification threshold became state law.But a federal judge said Tuesday the minor political parties who sued over New York’s new law failed to show the law would harm constitutional rights, and said the commission’s requirements are “not severe.”The Working Families Party met the new 130,000-vote threshold in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections and also received the 2% threshold in two of those elections, the judge noted.The commission’s recommendations said the new ballot qualification rules would increase voter participation and ensure parties have “sufficient political support” from voters. The previous ballot qualification threshold dated back to 1935.“Voters will now be less confused by complicated ballots with multiple lines for parties that may not have any unique ideological standard,” reads the commission’s report.
Now, that I’ve garnered your attention with a salacious headline I’ll add that credit unions are irrelevant in that millennials do not understand what value is offered.The Road to Financial Wellness was an epic road trip that encompassed 10,200 miles, 137 hours of driving time, 37 events in 30 locations held in the month of June. The Phroogal team traveled from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles, CA participating in local events that included panel discussions, seminars, dinners, barbecues and training sessions. The events were held in many credit union locations, churches, colleges, a country club house and a living room.We had the opportunity to engage with people all across the country from different socio-economic conditions. We found commonalities and differences. We learned a great deal from the 30 days on The Road.The Road to Financial Wellness was sponsored by 15 credit unions so naturally many of our conversations shifted to credit unions.Let me focus on the words, “credit unions are irrelevant.” It was in pit stop 7 in Raleigh, NC I heard these words. Maybe it was the wine or beer or the general informality of the event that let this person utter the words.As an industry we spend a great deal of time focusing on the differences between credit unions. I’m guilty of writing many pieces like this myself. What we found on our summer road trip is that millennials aren’t confused about the differences. Millennials just do not understand the value offered by credit unions.Let me focus on values.Millennials are a generation that are straddled with more economic uncertainties than previous generations. However, millennials are hopeful and optimistic. Millennials may have a larger amount of student loan debt but still believe in living life through experiences not purchases. Millennials may be considered entitled but they are keen on social impact.When I asked millennials across the country their thoughts on credit unions, the answers were all over the place. I had many who said they loved their credit union but chose to do most of their financial transactions elsewhere. I also had responses such as “I just don’t know enough about them or what are credit unions?”So I began to ask a different question, “If you could bank with the ideal financial institution, what would that be like?”The answers were:Community. Millennials want to feel they belong and their participation is beneficial to themselves and others. Millennials value community relationships because there’s a desire to be connected with other like minded people. Expertise. Millennials are seeking experts in their respective fields who are in the game to help them succeed. A brand that is known to provide trustworthy and relevant advise will be rewarded with brand loyalty.So what are these millennials describing when asked that question or something similar? For the most part credit unions.You’ll notice that millennials we spoke with didn’t mention higher interest rates or lower loan rates. They didn’t talk about governance or not-for-profit status.Millennials are looking for values.Credit unions are in a position to grow with this generation but it’s going to require going back to your founding roots. There is an opportunity for credit unions to market their core values that differentiate themselves from banks and other credit unions.If you revisit the primary reason the credit union you manage was founded, you’ll find insight in why members originally joined and why they remained loyal. It wasn’t because you gave more interest or had more product offerings. They joined because of your credit union’s mission and they remained because they felt part of the community.You don’t need to have everyone join your credit union. You need to attract the right members and that means clearly articulating what you stand for…your values. Convenience. Millennials are seeking simpler ways to do things that do not take too much time. It’s about offering technology that helps perform tasks not replace human interaction. Millennials want technology but they’d like to know there’s a person if and when needed. Social Mission. Profits are okay but social impact should be the top priority. Millennials who want a sense of community do so because it’s making a difference in their world. It’s not about supporting another social cause or a social responsibility statement. Millennials are seeking your core value meaning your mission in itself is for positive social impact. 313SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jason Vitug Jason Vitug is founder at Phroogal. Phroogal is answers and access to financial knowledge. Vitug has worked in the financial services industry for close to 10 years most recently as … Web: www.phroogal.com Details
Syracuse (10-1) welcomes St. Bonaventure (9-2) to the Carrier Dome for the second of four home contests to close out the Orange’s month of December. The Orange has won four straight since its loss to Kansas in Miami, but the Bonnies enter with a six-game win streak of their own. Here’s what you need to know about the Bonnies:All-time series: Syracuse leads, 24-3.Last time they played: St. Bonaventure visited SU two years ago and appeared to be on its way out with a victory, until a second-half comeback gave SU a 79-66 win. Jaylen Adams, then a sophomore and now among one of the nation’s best guards, scored 16 for the Bonnies. The only remaining player SU has from that game is Frank Howard, who as a freshman played nine minutes and registered just two assists. Michael Gbinije led the Orange with 23 points.The St. Bonaventure report: Had they been healthy from the get-go, this could be an undefeated Bonnies team entering this game. But Adams sprained his ankle in a preseason exhibition and did not play until Dec. 2. Before he returned, head coach Mark Schmidt’s team lost its season opener at home to Niagara and fell to Jamie Dixon’s TCU team in the championship game of an early-season tournament in Florida.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSince Adams came back, though, the Bonnies have won all five of their games. In that span, Adams and fellow starting guard Matt Mobley, a duo Syracuse redshirt forward Matthew Moyer said on Tuesday could be the best backcourt in the country, have combined to average nearly 36 points per game, nine assists and shoot 39 percent from behind the arc. No Atlantic 10 team shoots it better from deep than the Bonnies, who knock threes down at a 38.4 percent clip.Kenpom ranks the Bonnies as college basketball’s 60th-best team. Syracuse currently sits at 52. And the early results from both teams haven’t been all that different. Both have beaten Maryland and Buffalo, and both shoot about 45 percent from the field. St. Bonaventure averages 77 points per game while the Orange go for 74. This is not a given nonconference win for SU.St. Bonaventure boasts the nation’s 13th best turnover margin at +5.4 and allows 66 points per game. On offense, they spend a lot of time at the stripe, averaging 26.3 free throws per game.How Syracuse beats St. Bonaventure: As Moyer alluded earlier in the week, stopping St. Bonaventure starts with containing Adams and Mobley. They account for roughly 34 percent of SBU’s scoring and shoot efficiently from three, something visiting teams have been able to hurt the Orange with recently. If SU can contain those guards, continue to make its free throws as it did against Buffalo and use its offensive rebounding as a strong suit against a Bonnies team that can go with a smaller five at times, it should be in a position to win.Stat to know: ZeroIn 10 tries, St. Bonaventure has never won a game in the Dome.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 68 percent chance to win Friday night. For comparison, SU had an 83 percent chance to beat Buffalo on Tuesday.Player to watch: Jaylen Adams, Guard, No. 3Adams, maybe the best player in the A-10, is likely still settling into his senior season after missing the Bonnies first six games, but he is the team’s most dangerous offensive threat. Averaging 20.6 points and 6.5 assists per game (good for sixth-best in the country) as a junior landed him on the Bob Cousy Award watch list before this season. The award goes to the nation’s best point guard.Not that St. Bonaventure is as good as Kansas, because it isn’t, but don’t be surprised if Adams and Mobley team up to torment SU’s zone with the lite version of what the Jayhawks’ Devonte’ Graham and Lagerald Vick did to it earlier this month. Comments Published on December 22, 2017 at 9:54 am Contact: [email protected] | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Planting proceeded despite continued wet weather this week, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 20. The wet conditions were ideal for plant emergence. Oat planting is near completion and corn planting is not far behind. Soybean planting is only halfway complete. Some hay cutting was done this week along with other field activities, including spreading manure, applying herbicides, and tilling. Overall crops are in good condition.Click here to see the full report
The narrative that analytics poseurs are doing inferior jobs in front offices compared to ex-players and coaches who really know how to evaluate talent has made its way to the NBA.Last month, ESPN columnist Chris Broussard wrote a piece examining recent trends in the hiring of NBA general managers. Broussard questioned whether “stats guys” were advancing in front offices at the expense of “basketball lifers.” He quoted two anonymous NBA executives who expressed the idea that analytics is taking too large a role in front offices and that “analytics guys” who haven’t played or coached don’t really understand the game.But the data on performance by NBA general managers over the last 20 seasons suggests that stats-oriented GMs aren’t any worse than regular GMs. They actually may be a bit better.One of the anonymous executives in Broussard’s article compared the new breed of analytics hires to amateur stock-pickers, whereas to this executive’s mind ex-players were gimlet-eyed veteran portfolio-managers. The other executive said, per Broussard:“Most of them have zero basketball education because they have never played or participated in the sport; they have only observed the sport. To sum it up: Basketball guys are highly offended that uneducated [in a basketball sense] analytics guys are masquerading as basketball guys but haven’t been taught, trained or educated by any basketball professors or gone to any basketball classes.”It’s not accurate to characterize all analytics-focused GM hires as uneducated in traditional basketball. Masai Ujiri of the Toronto Raptors, Ryan McDonough of the Phoenix Suns and Rob Hennigan of the Orlando Magic are all young GMs who rely on analytics. They also spent years inside NBA organizations working as scouts and talent evaluators. Their credentials are legitimate. But if we play along with the false dichotomy of “basketball guys” versus stats analysts, we should expect general managers who played or coached in the NBA to have better results than those who come from backgrounds as scouts or agents.On one point at least, the narrative is right: Of the 23 general managers NBA teams have hired in the last four off-seasons, 18 neither played nor coached in the NBA.1Masai Ujiri was hired twice in that time period by Denver in 2010 and then Toronto in 2013. That’s very different from how it used to be: In the 15 years prior, non-coaches and non-players comprised only 33 of the 81 GM hires. The chart below shows a clear trend toward nontraditional GM candidates:Once they’re hired, GMs still have to perform. The most basic criterion by which to judge GMs is their tenure with a team. While some owners have more patience than others, GMs generally need to put winning teams on the court to remain employed. If ex-player GMs were much better than former scouts or agents, we would expect them to be employed for longer stints. Instead we see this:This is a Kaplan-Meier survival plot, an illustration of what share of a population survives at a given time, and it shows that GMs who were former players or coaches tend to have slightly shorter tenures than GMs who were neither. Note, however, that the difference, as measured by a Cox Proportional Hazards model, is not significant.But employment status is merely a reflection of a GM’s success, or lack thereof, in producing a winning team. We can also measure GMs by what their teams do on the court. GMs who never played in the NBA are slightly worse in improving winning percentage, but they inherit better teams.2I used the team’s winning percentage at the end of a GM’s third season to allow time for rebuilding. (It’s harder to add five wins to a playoff team than it is to a lottery team.) GMs who were players or coaches have inherited teams with an average winning percentage of .410; GMs who are outsiders started working for teams with a .490 winning percentage. That partly explains why in the third year of their tenures, basketball lifers had increased their teams’ winning percentages by 5.7 percent on average, as opposed to 2 percent for outsiders. But that difference is not statistically significant, and more outsiders’ teams made the playoffs (63 percent vs. 48 percent).Good GMs and bad GMs come from all different backgrounds. For every Jerry West or Danny Ainge, there’s an Elgin Baylor or M.L. Carr. Seven of the last 18 NBA championships were won by teams whose decision-makers neither played nor coached in the NBA.3Exactly who those seven were: That’s almost exactly in line with the 42 percent of team seasons those non-players have overseen in that time period.Of course, none of the scouts who’ve won NBA titles as GMs would be described as dilettantes masquerading as having advanced degrees in the game of basketball. The war between old-school basketball guys and new-school analytics guys in front offices is largely a fiction, a product of a shift in the way general managers are being hired in the league.While it is too early to assess the tenures of Hennigan, McDonough and other young GMs, and indeed too early to assess the full impact of advanced metrics on the NBA, it is clear that, on average, former NBA players do not have some magical insight that makes them better GMs.
The members of Turkish football team Malatyaspor have all donned anti-racism t-shirts in support of Mesut OzilThe Arsenal playmaker, who is of Turkish descent, had recently announced his retirement from international football and cited that he was primarily motivated by the racism he fell victim to by German football federation and president Reinhard Grindel.Ozil has been at the centre of criticism in Germany following his controversial photo with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in mid-May with teammate Ilkay Gundogan.Germany captain Manuel Neuer recently spoke out in support of his now-former teammate and revealed that the whole squad understood Ozil’s decision.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Now Malatyaspor, prior to Saturday’s 2-1 friendly win over second-division side Gazisehir Gaziantep, have shared on Instagram a photo of Ozil’s face with the phrases “We are all you” above the picture and “Say no to racism” below it.“Our players wanted to show they support Mesut Ozil,” read a message on the club’s Instagram page.FUTBOLCULARIMIZ SAHAYA MESUT ÖZIL’E DESTEK AMAÇLI PENYE ILE ÇIKTILAR HELAL OLSUN KAPLANLAR ?????? HERKES YORUMA MESUT ÖZIL’I ETIKETLESIN ARKADASLAR @m10_officialA post shared by Ben Malatyaspor’luyum (@ben_malatyasporluyum) on Aug 4, 2018 at 9:10am PDT
Grazing goats arrive in Lemon Grove to clear vegetation as fire season approaches LEMON GROVE (KUSI) — For city officials in Lemon Grove, wildfire hazards really get their goat — or actually, a lot of goats.As has been the case periodically for a decade in the eastern San Diego County town, a herd of goats is voraciously eating open-space vegetation that otherwise would pose worrisome fire hazards as springtime warmth gives way to summer swelter. The bearded, cloven-hoofed creatures were let loose to vacuum up grass and shrubs and weeds last weekend on an undeveloped hillside off Lawton Drive and Mount Vernon Street, near state Route 125 in the eastern reaches of the community, said Miranda Evans, management analyst for the Lemon Grove City Manager’s Office.The throng of roughly 200 brush-hungry ruminants, provided by San Diego goat-rental company Environmental Land Management, are scheduled to consume wildfire fuels in various parts of the city this month on a $6,500 municipal contract. The going rate for the animals’ grazing services is $675 an acre.“So they do have quite a bit of work to do,” Evans said.City leaders consider the strategy a double-win situation, because goats, unlike gas-powered cutting machines, do away with flammable foliage without creating air and noise pollution — or possibly sparking fires in ironic fashion amid attempts to prevent them.“And if you think about it, they’re eco-friendly lawn mowers,” Evans said.The animals — which are penned while on the job in temporary fencing and overseen by human handlers and a Great Pyrenees livestock-guard dog — are expected to be in Lemon Grove for up to two weeks, busily working their way through “a lot of delicious meals,” Evans said. KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, May 8, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter