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Guiseppe Marotta is set to join Inter Milan as part of a boardroom revamp at the club.The Former Juventus chief executive has traveled to Suning’s headquarters in Nanjing, China to hold meetings with Inter Milan majority shareholder Zhang Jindong and his son, Steven Zhang.Zhang was confirmed the president of the Nerazzurri at the end of last month, succeeding Erick Thohir.Marotta is believed to have travelled to discuss his proposed role at Inter before putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Despite the arrival of the former Sampdoria CEO it is understood that Sporting Director, Piero Ausilio will retain his position at the club, while chief football operations officer Giovanni Gardini and managing director Alessandro Antonello will also keep their jobs.Marotta is free to speak to other clubs after his contract with Juventus was terminated at the end of October.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Italian is widely credited with being instrumental in the revival of the Bianconeri’s fortunes over the last decade.His impact in Turin led to speculation he could take up a similar position in England, with Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal believed to have been monitoring him.However, when asked about his future earlier this month, Marotta insisted he was keen to remain in Italy.“I will not go abroad,” he said, as quoted in Goal.“Italy represents the best, of sport and more. For my part there is the will to stay here. I intend to continue my business in this country.”
Bidding starts at a $15 floor price and none of IDG Enterprise owned and operated site inventory will be part of the exchange.By using the Exchange, customers can layer IDG Enterprise first-party data on its 8 million visitors with third-party data. Indeed, it’s the data that’s the key to driving successful programmatic campaigns. IDGEx closes the loop for IDG Enterprise’s digital advertising capabilities. The company also has premium or custom advertising and marketing services—in a recent addition to those services the company just partnered with LinkedIn to create custom sponsored groups aligned with specific technology market verticals.”That’s where you see media companies moving aggressively toward,” says Friedenberg, “coupling premium data services with programmatic.” IDG Communications’ Enterprise group, which includes Computerworld, InfoWorld, CIO and a number of other brands targeting the enterprise tech and IT market, has launched a private ad exchange, joining the ranks of other publishers, such as Hearst and Condé Nast, in an effort to tap into the growing programmatic buying market.”If you look at the research in the marketplace, it’s predicting close to 30 percent of digital dollars will be programmatic,” Michael Friedenberg, president and CEO of IDG Enterprise, tells FOLIO:. “More customers are putting more dollars to the programmatic side.”Called IDG Enterprise Exchange (IDGEx), and still in beta, the platform is invite-only and clients are vetted on a case-by-case basis, says Friedenberg.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (5-2) defeated Cathedral High School by a score of 5-0 on Monday, April 30 at Town Park in Wilmington.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance allowing only 2 hits with 14 strikeouts. She pitched a no-hitter into the sixth.Runs were hard to come by for both teams. Wilmington left runners in scoring position in the first two innings. The Wildcats finally scored one in the fourth on a double by Ally Moran and an RBI infield out by Adele Burton (2 RBI).In the 6th inning, the Wildcats broke it open when four consecutive batters (Dana Goulet (single), Antonia Kieran (single), Ally Moran (walk), and Adele Burton (error) reached base. Ryan Bailey had an RBI single in that frame.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats’ Offense Explodes For 15 Runs In Win Over NewburyportIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”
Buying a home just got easier for potential first timers. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mortgage lending giants announced on Monday that they will be backing mortgages with just 3 percent down payment.Fannie and Freddie earlier accepted mortgages with 5 percent down payments but have now lowered their down payment limit to pre-recession levels. The two firms are offering different schemes with different requirements and tighter regulations.Pre-requisites for a Fannie Mae loan:- Applicant must have a credit score of 620 and above- Applicant must not have owned a primary residence in the past three years- Borrower must get the mortgage insured by a private home loan insurer- Borrowers will be allowed to take up to $2,000 to cover closing costs but can’t remove any equityPre-requisites for a Freddie Mac loan:- Applicant must participate in Freddie Mac’s home ownership education and counseling program- Applicants will be allowed to take out refinancing loans under the program too- Borrower must have a credit score of 620 and aboveBoth Fannie’s and Freddie’s programs are applicable to fixed- mortgage rates only. While Fannie Mae’s program will kick-off from 13 December, Freddie will start offering it from 23 March.The decision marks the first major move by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make housing loans affordable to low-income, first-time home buyers.Prioer to the property market downturn in 2008, Fannie and Freddie were bogged down by millions in debt after several banks sold them shoddy mortgages. The US treasury came to the firms’ aid and helped keep them afloat.As the housing market recovered, Fannie and Freddie have finally managed to pay off their debts to the treasury and are now willing to relax standards to help boost home ownership in the country.”Our goal is to help additional qualified borrowers gain access to mortgages. We are confident that these loans can be good business for lenders, safe and sound for Fannie Mae and an affordable, responsible option for qualified borrowers,” Andrew Bon Salle, executive vice president for single family underwriting, pricing and capital markets at Fannie Mae was quoted by The Los Angeles Times as saying.”These underwriting guidelines provide a responsible approach to improving access to credit while ensuring safe and sound lending practices,” said Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.Experts are divided on the decision. While some think that the risk is still inherent and could drive up home prices to dangerous levels, others believe that with more private sector and lending community involvement, this could be a good move for the economy.
George Loh, director of programmes at the National Research Foundation (NRF), showcases Virtual Singapore, a detailed 3D model of the city-state that will be fed with big data and could assist in everything from urban planning to disaster mitigation, at the National Research Foundation offices in Singapore on 21 September 2018. Picture taken on 21 September 2018. — Photo: ReutersWith the click of a button, Singapore’s security forces could soon use a digital version of the city-state to simulate a bomb threat at a sports stadium – and learn how to respond if there was a real attack.Yet officials worry that “Virtual Singapore” – available soon to state agencies before an eventual public rollout – could also aid would-be terror plotters which the government says have their sights set on the wealthy island.This is just one of many security conundrums facing developers of the 3D model that will be fed by big data and could assist in everything from urban planning to disaster mitigation in the city of 5.6 million people.Developers and experts say the scheme is one of the most ambitious of its kind and will be watched by other cities hoping to use new technologies to improve the lives of citizens.“This information will help our daily lives, but it could also fall in the wrong hands and create problems for Singapore,” said George Loh, director of programs at the National Research Foundation, a department in the Prime Minister’s Office which has been leading the project’s development for over three years.“We need to think about that. We need to be two or three steps ahead,” Loh told Reuters.He said some officials considered the system “too dangerous” because militants, for example, may try to access details like the height or view from buildings to plan sniper attacks.Cybersecurity was also a concern after the country suffered its biggest data breach this year in which 1.5 million people including the prime minister had information stolen.Virtual Singapore will be restricted to computers not connected to the worldwide web, so-called ‘internet separation’, when it is rolled out to government offices in the coming months.The problems become more complex when deciding on the amount and accuracy of the data that will be available to citizens using the 3D model at a later date.“If it is not accurate enough, nobody will use the platform. But if it’s too accurate, then there’s a problem. The question is the tradeoff and how we address the threats that we would face,” Loh said.ROLE MODEL?With a stable, centralized government, Singapore is seen as an ideal testing ground for new technologies. But some plans, such as a network of surveillance cameras with facial recognition software, have stoked privacy concerns.Scott Hawken, a lecturer in urban development and design at the University of New South Wales in Australia, said Virtual Singapore was among “the most advanced and comprehensive” 3D mapping projects and was seen as a model by other countries.However, he cautioned that such technologies also raised serious questions about privacy, surveillance and security.The S$73 million ($53 million) Virtual Singapore scheme is part of the government’s “Smart Nation” plan to use cutting-edge technology to improve people’s lives. The government has pledged to be sensitive to privacy, and Loh said some data on Virtual Singapore may be anonymised to address those concerns.Alexandre Parilusyan of Dassault Systemes, a French software firm working on the project, said other cities have used 3D modeling to address problems like transport planning, but the scale and ambition of Virtual Singapore makes it unique.Among its future uses, the 3D model could predict the spread of flash floods in the city, or simulate how microwaves travel through high-density areas and certain building materials to help detect dark spots in cellular network coverage.“When you look at what Singapore is doing today, you are already looking to the future in the crystal ball,” he said.
The upcoming group art exhibition The Creativists, which starts from July 20 is about to enthrall the art lovers of the city as it will showcase a culmination of the works by veteran and contemporary artists. The aim is to showcase the quality works of masters as well as aspiring talent. The artistes participating in the event are Niren Sen Gupta, Kalicharan Gupta, Shobha Broota, Jagdish Chander, Jagadish dey, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Apte (sculpter) and Jiten Hazarika. Artist Shobha Broota’s work is soaked in a spiritual and meditative vision reverberating with rhythms in oscillating patterns. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Her seemingly simple and minimal work invites the eye and blocks the perception to contemplate the form and its loosening unto the void. Hailed for its philosophical depth, the work commands concentration on one’s part to comprehend and appreciate it fully. Her creativity entails using various mediums including cloth, wool and iron mesh among others and the experimental quality of her work takes it beyond the plane of mere abstraction. She works on canvas, paper and board with equal energy to make balanced and tranquil compositions in variable textures and palette. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhere Broota holds her share of spirituality in her art works, artist Sanjay Bhattachaya had openly admitted that he had been influenced by the works of Rembrandt and Dali. In his style, one can see light and shade techniques at play, trying to create a surrealistic imagery. Sanjay’s main themes are about city life in general in which inanimate objects figure more prominently. Sanjay Bhattacharya has painted in oil, watercolour and acrylic and has done sketches too. Sanjay Bhattacharya, like most artists from Bengal is known more for watercolours and oil works. His initial paintings drew heavily on the style of Bikash Bhattacharya, but in later days Sanjay tried works in the style of other great artists of Bengal like Ganesh Pyne. In course of time Sanjay amalgamated various styles and developed on his own. With a display of urban life in a stylized manner, the works of Kalicharan Gupta’s imagery is complex and demands exploration.This exploration is both visual as well as architectural. There is of course color with subtle, tonal and compositional variations, moving towards making an impressive statement. Gupta’s works engage you both in contrast and harmony. Painted in a semi abstract style, his works invite you to view and weigh the impact of his unique style.WHEN : July 20- 25WHERE : Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre Lodhi RoadTIMINGS : 11 am till 7 pm
Kolkata: Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, the outgoing Trinamool Congress MP from Barasat who is contesting the elections from the same seat for the third time, took out a massive road show in Barasat on Sunday morning in a bid to woo the voters.The road show, which was started from the Lokenath Temple on Barasat-Barrackpore Road, saw a huge surge of people as it went past various important places under her constituency. As the road show advanced, hundreds of Trinamool Congress supporters joined the rally, thereby contributing to the length of it. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMany youths and girls clad in colourful dresses were seen marching down the lanes and by-lanes of Barasat. A dance troupe also participated in the campaign. People congregated in large numbers on both sides of the road to catch a glimpse of Ghosh and the beautifully decorated tableaus that took part in the election rally. Ghosh was seen making her vote appeal to the people gathered on the road and also to those found standing on the balconies of their houses situated on the road. Ghosh waved her hands at the voters who readily reciprocated the gesture. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateGetting swayed by the response of the people, Ghosh later got down from the jeep and joined the dance group before the road show finally ended near Moyna area on Krishnanagar Road. In response to media questions, Ghosh said that Trinamool Congress candidates nominated by her party Supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will win in all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state. “Mamata Banerjee is a great source of inspiration for me. She is doing very hard work while moving from place to place, setting examples for all of us. We should also toil hard taking lessons from her. Bengal has seen an unprecedented surge in development works ever since Banerjee became the Chief Minister,” Ghosh said. “All the 42 TMC candidates who are in the fray having the blessings of Mamata Banerjee, will come out victorious. We are getting tremendous response from the people who are extending their support to carry out the development works in the state,” Ghosh maintained. Reacting sharply to the comment of Special Observer Ajay V Nayak, she said: “It was a dark age for Bengal when the Left Front government used to rule the state. After becoming the Chief Minister, Banerjee restored the rule of law. Law and order situation is properly maintained here now and hence women can safely move from one place to another, even during late night.”
Chris Dickinson, a developer working on implementing Git in Rust shared updates on his project Git-rs. This is his second try over the same project. He writes, “I’m trying again this year after reading more of “Programming Rust” (Blandy, Orendorff).” Dickinson has maintained a ‘To Do’ list wherein he has written the steps right from reading the objects from loose store to creating a packfile and publishing it to crates. You can checkout his full project for his day-by-day updates. It is also quite interesting to see how developers are sharing their projects on Git and learning something new on a daily basis based on their experience. Users are overall happy to see Dickinson’s contribution. A user commented on Reddit, “Maybe everybody is happy just to use this as a personal learning experience for now, but I think there will be a lot of interest in a shared project eventually.” Users are also sharing their experiences from their own projects. A user commented on HackerNews, “I love to see people reimplementing existing tools on their own, because I find that to be a great way to learn more about those tools. I started on a Git implementation in Rust as well, though I haven’t worked on it in a while.” Why work with Rust? Rust has been gaining tremendous popularity in recent times. Steve Klabnik, a popular blogger/developer shares his experiences working with Rust and how the language has outgrown him. He writes in his blog post, “I’m the only person who has been to every Rust conference in existence so far. I went to RustCamp, all three RustConfs, all five RustFests so far, all three Rust Belt Rusts. One RustRush. Am I forgetting any? Thirteen Rust conferences in the past four years.” He further adds, “ I’m starting to get used to hearing “oh yeah our team has been using Rust in production for a while now, it’s great.” The first time that happened, it felt very strange. Exciting, but strange. I wonder what the next stage of Rust’s growth will feel like.” Rust is also in the top fifteen (by the number of pull requests) as of 2018 in the GitHub Octoverse report. Moreover, according to the Go User Survey 2018, 19% of the respondents ranked it as a top preferred language which indicates a high level of interest in Rust among this audience. Last month, the team at Rust announced the stable release, Rust 1.33.0. This release brought improvements to const fns, compiler, and libraries. Last week, the Rust community organized the Rust Latam 2019 Conference at Montevideo for the Rust community. It involved 200+ Rust developers and enthusiasts from the world. Read Next ‘Developers’ lives matter’: Chinese developers protest over the “996 work schedule” on GitHub Sublime Text 3.2 released with Git integration, improved themes, editor control and much more! Microsoft open sources the Windows Calculator code on GitHub
Tags: Sandals Resorts NASSAU, Bahamas — Christmas has come early for Sandals Resorts, with plenty of good news and new offerings for the Winter 2016-2017 season. Heading into its 35th year of business, the Jamaican-based, all-inclusive resort company is definitely ending the year on a high note.A week ago, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island quietly unveiled the newest addition to its portfolio: five over-the-water villas, adjacent to the resort’s private island. The first of its kind in the Caribbean, the 2,000 square-foot suites are currently booked for the next 18 months; word of mouth about the villas is propelling many to join an exclusive membership that allows for stays in these one-of-kind villas.The five villas, each one designed using the theme of one of the five elements (earth, fire, water, metal, wood), are the product of eight years of planning. And thanks to the buzz on the first five, 12 over-the-water bungalows will be ready for guests in Spring 2017. Even more, three additional Sandals Resorts in Jamaica will be adding over-the-water villas in the future.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe villas feature 24-hour butler service, kitchen, expansive bedroom and bathroom, walk-in closet, glass floor and a multi-level back deck with outdoor shower, multiple seating areas, plunge pool, hammock and steps leading into the ocean.On Nov. 18, Sandals Resorts celebrated the grand re-opening of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Private Island in Nassau, Bahamas. Chairman/Founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and his son, CEO Adam Stewart, kicked off the celebrations with Caribbean dignitaries and VIPS, including Prime Minister Perry Christie of The Bahamas, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica and the Honourable Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism for The Bahamas.The elder Stewart proclaimed the resort “has never been more beautiful”, while the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and a colourful Junkanoo crew performed for VIP guests and industry partners like Air Canada Vacations, Sunwing and WestJet Vacations.Sandals Royal Bahamian, which had been closed from mid-August until Oct. 25, has completed a US$4 million renovation that included an update of back of house systems, swimming pools, four restaurants and guestrooms. Since the soft opening in October, Sandals Royal Bahamian has been at 95% capacity. Sandals Royal Bahamian originally opened in 1995 and is one of two Sandals Resorts in The Bahamas.More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”And as Sandals Resorts celebrates these two significant updates to their portfolio, the company is forging ahead with several initiatives, including updates to its first property, Sandals Montego Bay, expansions to Sandals Barbados, adding 150 more rooms to Sandals Royal Caribbean, and the possibility of building new Sandals and Beaches resorts on the island of Tobago. Posted by Waheeda Harris Share About Latest Posts Waheeda HarrisA traveller from a young age, Travelweek contributor Waheeda Harris is pop culture obsessed, loves spicy food and is happy to wander around our planet with her camera in hand. Latest posts by Waheeda Harris (see all) Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Edge stars of JetSet3 fam – April 23, 2019 Unleash the power of cross-company digital transformation to revolutionize your CX – February 8, 2019 On location: Cabo San Lucas welcomes the stylish Riu Palace Baja California – December 20, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Sandals unveils over-the-water villas, reopens Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort