News / Wincanton chief gets top job at Swissport as Utnegaard quits for Bilfinger

first_img Per Utnegaard, the CEO of Swissport, who has been touted as the next chief of engineering and services firm Bilfinger, has finally found his way out. This morning the handling company announced that it has appointed Eric Born as the next president and CEO.The news is good for the cargo arm of the company, which some sources indicate was neglected under Mr Utnegaard’s rule. Mr Born has a history in logistics, and has been CEO of Wincanton since 2010, after a promotion from his role as COO. He also has experience in the aviation sector, with roles at both Gategroup and John Menzies.As Swissport was announcing its news, Bilfinger said that it had appointed Mr Utnegaard as chairman of its executive board from 1 June, as anticipated in March. He will also become vice chairman of the board of directors of Swissport International.In a statement, Swissport said: “The Board of Directors … is very pleased to announce that Eric Born has accepted to join the Group as president and CEO. Eric has a very strong track record in creating value and delivering sustainable results in private equity owned and publicly listed organisations across retail, logistics and aviation services.”Wincanton has appointed Adrian Coleman, finance director as CEO. By Alex Lennane 23/04/2015last_img read more

Spain coach Luis Enrique volunteers for 25 percent coronavirus wage cut

first_img Luis Enrique reportedly earns about €1 million annually, so his wage cut will save the RFEF around €375,000. CEST Spain coach Luis Enrique has volunteered to take a 25 percent wage cut, according to a report in Diario AS, due to the financial effects of the coronavirus crisis.  Upd. at 22:33 The Royal Spanish Football Federation have not yet made cutbacks and the former Barcelona boss had not been asked to take a salary reduction.  IN SPORT.EScenter_img However, Luis Enrique has taken the decision into his own hands due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus and in solidarity with the rest of football and Spanish society. Luis Enrique se autoimpone una rebaja de su sueldo 22/04/2020last_img read more

A new Gerard Pique for Barcelona

first_img Upd. at 15:52 IN SPORT.ES Gerard Pique’s successful return to Barcelona in 2008 could be repeated in the summer of 2021. It’s a very similar case. Eric Garcia is another player who left the Barca youth set up but could now return at 19 years old with a big future ahead of him. CEST Pique was at Man United, Garcia at Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and SPORT have learned his contract ends in 2021, not 2022, as had been circulated. Pique came back at 21, Garcia could at 20. The difference is Pique also had a year on loan at Zaragoza, but Eric has stayed under Guardiola’s tutelage. Jordi Gil ESPN informed of Barca’s interest in the player. The Catalans are following Garcia’s evolution. The relationship with his agent, Ivan de la Pena, is fluid as he represents other Barca youth players.center_img Contact over this deal has not begun yet, with Barca working on more urgent cases for next season, but Garcia is on the agenda for the following summer. City have tried to renew his contract but he will not sign a new one. Un ‘nuevo’ Piqué para el Barça @jordigil 04/06/2020 Gerard Piqué, en su presentación como jugador del FC Barcelona en su retorno en 2008last_img read more

Error Reports: How to Isolate a Bug

first_imgWhether you’re a tester reporting bugs or a developer who’s trying to clarify a bug report, isolating bugs can be something of an art.Some bugs are really obvious, such as if you go to a site and every page is down with a server error. Other bugs are much harder to report, as they only occur in certain circumstances. Here are some tips for isolating bugs and getting them fixed.What is the Error Message?Is an error occurring? Is an error message displayed? Getting the exact text of an error is vital to troubleshooting the problem.Expected and Actual ResultsWhat should be happening, and how does this differ from what is actually happening? Sometimes, it’s not a simple case of “this doesn’t work” – you may think the actual result is what should be happening, when in fact this differs from the requirements.Steps to ReproduceSimple problems such as not being able to log in under any circumstances may not require a list of the steps to reproduce the issue. A more complex problem or one that only occurs under certain conditions may benefit from a list of steps to reproduce the issue, however.What’s the URL?This may seem really obvious, but I’ve had support calls where a user has said they can’t log in and it turns out they’re on a completely different site. During testing, it’s also important to determine which environment a tester is using. Different issues may occur in dev, test and live due to data discrepancies, or because the code is not in sync across all the environments.Browser Version and SettingsIt’s not just the browser you’re using that makes a difference – the version can make a big difference, too. It may also help to know if the user has images or scripts disabled, as this can produce very different results.What other things do you need to know when isolating a bug?Photo by tinou bao Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts center_img ben barden Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#tips last_img read more

Kontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolution

first_img 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 HomeDigital MarketingKontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolution Posted on 31st August 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Kontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolutionYou are here: Kontakt Gateway, with Location Engine softwareNew products from a Kracow, Poland-based international company give a glimpse of where beacons could be heading.The products from — three hardware, one software — set up a beacon ecosystem that:makes beacons mobile on the thinnest-ever credit-card sized devices;adds beacons to the IFTTT ecosystem, where consumers or businesses can easily set up “if this/then that” interactions between systems and devices;allows a user to interact with the beacon system in multiple ways: if they have the lightweight beacon as a loyalty or ID card, if they have a Kontakt-compatible app, if they have an IFTTT-compatible app, or if they have an Eddystone-compatible browser;allows lightweight beacons to become part of a real-time tracking system for people, machinery or products;allow beacons in multiple locations to be remotely monitored;turns beacons into sensing devices that can manage their own power;turns beacons into NFC devices that can be used as part of a commerce authentication system, or RFID devices for tracking products.Previously, Kontakt Beacon Ambassador Marcin Kasz told me, the company’s product line consisted of a couple of beacon models plus supporting professional services. Here’s the new product lineup, the first three of which are hardware:The Beacon Pro, with a USB connection for configuration setup as well as for remote power, plus non-rechargeable batteries that the company says have a lifespan of five years without changing. There is also an NFC tag, a range of 70 meters and sensors that track light, motion and acceleration to control when the beacon is turned on or off.A credit card-sized Card Beacon (see image below) that has a range of 50 meters. Kontakt said this two-millimeter-thick device is the thinnest card beacon on the market. It can include either a RFID or NFC tag, and can run for up to 14 months with power savings enabled. It also has a motion sensor, so it can transmit less info or switch off automatically when it’s stationary. Standard price is $29 each, lower for bulk purchases.The Gateway (see image at top of page), which tracks the Beacon Pro and the Card Beacons, up to their respective ranges.The Location Engine software, which assembles the data collected by the Gateway and presents it as analytics on a dashboard map that can also be shown as a heatmap to indicate where Card Beacons are showing up most. It offers a Trigger feature, so that certain actions can be programmed based on proximity, like sending an email when a customer with a Card Beacon loyalty card walks into a store. Other possible triggers: displaying a favorite route to the customer or providing coupon incentives to her smartphone. And, because of the IFTTT integration, this beacon system can be used to trigger a huge number of interactions, like automatically unlocking a business’s front door and turning on the air conditioner when a Card Beacon is near.Card BeaconsThe Card Beacon and Beacon Pro support both iBeacon and Eddystone standards. The Eddystone standard from Google means that a user doesn’t need an app to interact with a beacon but can do so with a Eddystone-compatible mobile web browser. This browser can automatically see a web link being transmitted by the beacon, doing away with the app install hurdle.Kasz points to several unique features in the new product releases, helping Kontakt to differentiate itself from competitors like Bluvision. In addition to the thinnest-beacon-on-a-card, these include the availability of NFC and RFID and a “simple SDK” that needs to insert only one line of code into an app to make it compatible with Kontakt beacons.But it’s the suite of interactive technologies — including NFC, RFID, sensors, long battery life, USB communication to beacons, beacon management through a Gateway, IFTTT, lightweight beacons and triggers — that indicate a new wave of use cases for this technology. Instead of ceiling-based beacons, think of Tile’s personal beacons, but with more utility.Kasz points to a recent assessment by ABI Research that paints a bright future for the beacon, far beyond its customary role as a location pinger hanging from a retailer’s ceiling:“Though beacon retail technology is grabbing headlines, the future of BLE beacon shipments is not in retail. ABI Research forecasts the amount of BLE beacon shipments made in the personal tracking, IoT, and real-time location system (RTLS)/asset tracking markets will easily surpass those in retail.”Instead of a beacon parked in the ceiling of some megastore, dully sending out its location signal, the Kontakt ecosystem — especially when Card Beacons drop in price to pennies, as they are likely to do — suggests use cases that create fully interactive systems in stadiums, factories or streets, as well as in stores, and that far exceed the earlier visions for geofencing, NFC and RFID.From our sponsors: Kontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolutionlast_img read more

Atalanta shake-up with Man City?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: There are growing reports Atalanta will start Josip Ilicic as a makeshift centre-forward supported by Papu Gomez and Ruslan Malinovskyi against Manchester City. The Champions League tie kicks off at the Etihad at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT). Gian Piero Gasperini is forced to do without hitman Duvan Zapata, who returned from international duty with Colombia suffering from a thigh strain. It was assumed that Luis Muriel would replace his fellow countryman, but Gasp likes to keep options off the bench to shake up the game in the second half. With that in mind, and Manchester City’s star-studded squad, Gasp could opt to start Ilicic as a False 9 with support from Gomez and Malinovskyi. Decisions in defence are foisted upon him, because Simon Kjaer and Jose Luis Palomino are injured, so Berat Djimsiti has to play even with flu symptoms. Sky Sport Italia report the possibility of another surprise twist, leaving out Hans Hateboer in favour of Robin Gosens. Meanwhile, there was good news for Atalanta from the UEFA Youth League, as they beat Manchester City 3-1 this afternoon. Ian Poveda had put the hosts in front, but the Orobici teens turned it all around with goals from Davide Angelo Ghislandi, Roberto Piccoli and Diallo Amad Traore. Atalanta (probable): Gollini; Toloi, Djimsiti, Masiello; Castagne, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Gomez, Malikovskyi; Iliciclast_img read more

OSU Goes Up Double Digits, Pistol Pete Gets Weird

first_imgMarcell Ateman caught a touchdown from Mason Rudolph early in the fourth quarter to put Oklahoma State up 11.AdChoices广告Ateman has had a tremendous game thus far and this catch was straight beast mode. It was necessary, too, as Oklahoma State was sort of letting Central Michigan hang around for a while.After the TD, Pistol Pete got weird and it was awesome. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Photo: Tennessee Fan Has An “EF BAMA” License Plate

first_imgEF Bama License PlateEF Bama License PlateGiven Tennessee’s longstanding rivalry with Alabama, most Volunteers fans don’t have too much love for the Crimson Tide or its supporters. The UT fan who owns the Toyota Tacoma below probably has a little less than the rest, however. Yep, someone out there actually has an “EF BAMA” license plate. Usually, you’d have to guess which team someone who owns such a plate would be a fan of – Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, etc. But given the Vols logo on the back window, it’s obvious.[Clay Travis]last_img read more

Westports Full Year Volume Dwindles

first_imgzoom Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad saw its full year volumes drop by between seven and twelve percent in 2017, when compared to the previous year.The company achieved a container throughput of about 9 million TEUs for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2017, decreasing from its record-breaking 9.95 million TEUs seen a year earlier.Westports informed that the result is within the volume guidance provided when the company announced the second quarter financial report in July 2017.Additionally, the company said that, from January 1, 2018, it is in full compliance with the new Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards (MFRS) 15 requirement.MFRS 15 will supersede MFRS 118 revenue, MFRS 111 construction contracts and revenue related interpretations issued by the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.WHB started the transition towards MFRS 15 last year in January 2017.last_img read more

Trumps onetwo punch hits birth control LGBT rights

first_imgWASHINGTON – In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others.At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the two directives — issued almost simultaneously on Friday — demonstrated the president’s eagerness to retain the loyalty of social conservatives who make up a key part of his base. Leaders of that constituency were exultant.“President Trump is demonstrating his commitment to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.Liberal advocacy groups, including those supporting LGBT and reproductive rights, were outraged.“The Trump administration is saying to employers, ‘If you want to discriminate, we have your back,’” said Fatima Goss Graves, president of National Women’s Law Center.Her organization is among several that are planning to challenge the birth-control rollback in court. The American Civil Liberties Union filed such a lawsuit less than three hours after the rules were issued.“The Trump administration is forcing women to pay for their boss’ religious beliefs,” said ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri. “We’re filing this lawsuit because the federal government cannot authorize discrimination against women in the name of religion or otherwise.”The Democratic attorneys general of California and Massachusetts filed similar suits later Friday.Both directives had been in the works for months, with activists on both sides of a culture war on edge about the timing and the details.The religious-liberty directive, issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, instructs federal agencies to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are being violated. The guidance effectively lifts a burden from religious objectors to prove that their beliefs about marriage or other topics that affect various actions are sincerely held.“Except in the narrowest circumstances, no one should be forced to choose between living out his or her faith and complying with the law,” Sessions wrote.In what is likely to be one of the more contested aspects of the document, the Justice Department states that religious organizations can hire workers based on religious beliefs and an employee’s willingness “to adhere to a code of conduct.” Many conservative Christian schools and faith-based agencies require employees to adhere to moral codes that ban sex outside marriage and same-sex relationships, among other behaviour.The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian law firm, called it “a great day for religious freedom.” But JoDee Winterhof of the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT-rights group, depicted the two directives as “an all-out assault, on women, LGBT people and others” as the administration fulfilled a “wish list” of the religious right.The new policy on contraception, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, allows more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections — another step in rolling back President Barack Obama’s health care law that required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost.Employers with religious or moral qualms will also be able to cover some birth control methods, and not others. Experts said that could interfere with efforts to promote modern long-acting implantable contraceptives, such as IUDs, which are more expensive.The top Democrat in the House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, said the birth-control rollback was despicable.“This administration’s contempt for women reaches a new low with this appalling decision to enable employers and health plans to deny women basic coverage for contraception,” she said.On the Republican side, however, House Speaker Paul Ryan welcomed the decision, calling it “a landmark day for religious liberty.”The new policy took effect on Friday, but its impact won’t be known immediately and may not be dramatic.“I can’t imagine that many employers are going to be willing to certify that they have a moral objection to standard birth control methods,” said Dan Mendelson, president of the consulting firm Avalere Health.Nonetheless, he worried that the new rules would set a precedent for undermining basic health benefits required under federal law. The administration has estimated that some 200 employers who have already voiced objections to the Obama-era policy would qualify for the expanded opt-out, and that 120,000 women would be affected.Since contraception became a covered preventive benefit, the share of female employees paying with their own money for birth control pills has plunged to 3 per cent, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.Many Catholic hospitals now rely on an Obama-era workaround under which the government pays for the cost of birth control coverage. That workaround can continue under the new rules.Despite that workaround, there have been extensive legal battles waged by religious institutions and other parties challenging the birth-control mandate. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hailed the new policy as a “return to common sense” that would enhance “peaceful coexistence” between church and state.Doctors’ groups that were instrumental in derailing Republican plans to repeal Obama’s health law outright expressed their dismay.The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said the new policy could reverse the recent progress in lowering the nation’s rate of unintended pregnancies.“Instead of fulfilling its mission ‘to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans,’ HHS leaders under the current administration are focused on turning back the clock on women’s health,” said the organization’s president, Dr. Haywood Brown.___Crary reported from New York. Associated Press writers Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker in Washington and Religion Writer Rachel Zoll in New York contributed to this report.last_img read more