Jaipur: Rajasthan’s six BSP MLAs will meet party chief Mayawati in Delhi on June 1 during which the party’s performance in the Lok Sabha polls in the state will be reviewed, a legislator said Tuesday. BSP MLA Wajib Ali told PTI that the party’s support to the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government would continue. “There is no agenda of withdrawing support from the government, rather we will discuss how efficiently we can work with the government here,” he said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist “We will discuss the party’s performance in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. Future strategy will also be discussed in the meeting,” the MLA added. The six BSP MLAs were scheduled to meet Governor Kalyan Singh here on Monday but the meeting was cancelled at the last moment. Ali said that based on the discussions with the party chief, a decision would be taken regarding the meeting with the governor. In the house of 200 MLAs, the Congress has 100 and its ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has one. Besides the BSP, which has 6 MLAs, the Congress has the support of 12 out of total 13 independent MLAs.
26 October 2007The scale and brutality of the sexual violence currently faced by women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) amounts to war crimes and crimes against humanity, an independent United Nations human rights expert has told the General Assembly. Yakin Ertürk, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, told the Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian and Cultural (Third) Committee yesterday that the international community needs to intervene urgently to stem the widespread sexual violence.Ms. Ertürk spent 12 days in the DRC in July, speaking to Government officials, UN agency staff, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and many female victims of violence.She said she found that the perpetrators include armed militiamen, members of the Congolese armed forces, national police officers and, increasingly, civilians.“The situation is most acute in South Kivu, where non-State armed groups, particularly foreign militia, commit sexual atrocities that are of an unimaginable brutality and aim at the complete physical and psychological destruction of women with implications for the entire society,” she said.“In many cases, the scale and brutality of the violence amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”The Special Rapporteur said the problem was not confined to the far east, which has been the most unstable and violent part of the DRC in recent years and the scene of mass displacement this year because of renewed clashes between the Government, breakaway sections of the military and armed militia. In Equateur province, near the centre of the DRC, soldiers and police officers have also carried out systematic reprisals against local civilians, including mass rape.Ms. Ertürk said a climate of impunity for crimes against women predominated across the country.“Security and the justice system fall short of addressing the problems of sexual violence and women survivors of rape lack sufficient care. Survivors are often also socially stigmatized and they are systematically denied the compensation to which they are entitled under international and Congolese law.”
Pakistan, the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Thailand are all suffering from the effects of flood waters, and many people have lost their lives as a result. “People shouldn’t die because of floods. We have the technology to alert communities before floods arrive. People can be evacuated in time, lives saved and livelihoods protected. Once again, early warning systems are the smart choice and the most efficient of all disaster prevention measures,” said Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström.She also expressed her concern over the long-term economic impact of the floods on the affected countries, many of which have seen their infrastructure damaged and their services interrupted by the heavy rains, and said this would be one of the main issues she will focus on during her upcoming visit to the region.According to a UNISDR report, floods account for a significant amount of damage to public assets such as health and education facilities, as well as to the livelihoods, homes and assets of poor people. However, most of these losses are not recorded by governments, making it difficult for them to invest in disaster reduction measures.“The invisible nature of this large volume of disaster loss is one reason why so many countries are finding it difficult to make both political and economic decisions to prioritize investment in disaster risk management,” said Ms. Wahlström. In Cambodia, tens of thousands of hectares of rice paddies have been inundated, and about 300 schools closed after the rains yesterday. “The damage is very serious this year. It is the country’s worst flooding in a decade. More than 17,000 families have been evacuated to higher ground in 12 provinces across the country,” said Keo Vy, a Cambodian disaster official.In Thailand, more than two million acres of farmland are underwater and more than 635 schools have been damaged, leaving thousands of children out of school. In Pakistan, this is the second year in a row that the country has endured severe floods. The World Food Programme (WFP) reports that 5.4 million people have been affected, 73 per cent of the harvest has been destroyed, and 36 per cent of the livestock has been killed in flooded areas. Gaelle Sévenier, a spokesperson for WFP, said the agency has provided 7,000 tons of food rations to 490,000 people in flood-affected areas in Pakistan, and added it will increase its efforts to provide food assistance to 500,000 new beneficiaries by the end of the month. 30 September 2011The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) today voiced its concern at the millions of people who have been affected by the floods ravaging many countries in Asia, and urged governments to increase their investment in disaster risk reduction.
In its third game of the season, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team suffered its first loss of the year Saturday against the No. 20 Oregon Ducks, 3-2. The No. 24-ranked Buckeyes opened up the Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic at St. John Arena with back-to-back wins against Houston and Toledo, 3-0. OSU, though, could not extend its winning streak to three as the Ducks outlasted the Buckeyes down the stretch Saturday. Playing its third game in two days, it appeared that fatigue and endurance were factors in the loss. “We came out with a lot of energy and played our game in the first couple of games,” said senior setter Amanda Peterson. “After we came out of the locker room for the third game, we kind of lost a little bit of energy at the beginning.” During the first two sets, the Buckeyes dominated early on the floor by winning both sets. As the game continued, however, the Buckeyes had several chances to close out on match points, but could not finish the game on a strong note. Senior outside hitter Emily Danks, who is an American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American selection, tried to stay positive in the team’s first loss of the season. “The beauty of playing such tough competition at the beginning of the season is that it prepares us for the best volleyball conference in the country,” Danks said. “We can take a lot from this match. We’ve shown how strong we can come out and we just need to prove that we can maintain that energy, and finish at the end of games because we could have had it.” The Buckeyes were lead by a strong performance behind their four seniors in Danks, Peterson, outside hitter Mari Hole and middle blocker Mariah Booth, but the Ducks made their adjustments as their redshirt senior outside hitter, Alaina Bergsma, shifted into a new gear in the last three sets. “I thought we played really clean, solid, aggressive volleyball in the first two sets and did the game plan,” said Buckeyes coach Geoff Carlston. “Basically their best player Bergsma really stepped up and I got to give her credit for that. Our game plan broke down a little bit, and we just weren’t able to make the adjustments to slow her down.” In the end, the Buckeyes lost by five points in the last set, and let a chance at victory slip away in the final seconds. But with the season being so young, Danks and Peterson said they know the team will continue to get better. “(Oregon is) a really good team, and we’re just going to keep getting better, learn from our mistakes and keep on moving up,” Peterson said. Danks agreed with her teammate, and took it a step further by challenging herself and her teammates. “Everyday is a learning experience for me, whether it is physically or terms of leadership. So I am just going to continue to get better and not be complacent. I am going to take it up another notch by being more demanding of my teammates and myself,” she said. “(I need to) keep perfecting my shots, my serve and my defense so that at the end of the year, I know I got every ounce of talent I have out.” Carlston said he expects more from his seniors and believes that this unit is one of the best in the country. “It’s a tough loss because (Oregon is) one of the top teams in the country, as I feel we are too,” Carlston said. “We have a veteran team, and with four seniors starting, I am challenging them to step up every weekend because we have a very tough schedule.” Carlston said he was not happy with how his team responded during certain moments of the game, but knows that his team will continue to push each other to be better. “I am disappointed in how we responded at times towards the end of the match. I know were going to come back and work hard on Monday,” Carlston said. “You lose by four points and after three hours, it’s a tough loss, but this is a group that is going to grow from it, and as a staff grow from it and continue to get better.” OSU is next scheduled to play Binghamton at the Maryland Invitational on Friday, Aug. 31.
The No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes travel to East Lansing, Mich., this weekend for its Big Ten Conference opener against No. 20 Michigan State. We check in with both coaches at the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference. A shot at redemption Last year’s 10-7 loss to the Spartans was historic in many ways for OSU. It marked the first time since 1999 that the Spartans beat the Buckeyes, and the first time an OSU team dropped its conference opener since 2004. It was also the first Big Ten start for quarterback Braxton Miller. The then-freshman Miller struggled mightily in his conference debut, completing just five of 10 passes for 56 yards and an interception. First-year OSU coach Urban Meyer said that his sophomore signal-caller has come a long way since then. “It’s pretty dramatic,” said Meyer. “He’s a lot different now.” Miller will have a shot at redemption against a staunch Spartan defense that has allowed 11.8 points per game this season, 11th best in the country. Ready to ring the Bell? Ohio State ranks last in the Big Ten conference in total defense, which Meyer said is “very alarming.” They now face their toughest test yet this weekend, in MSU running back Le’Veon Bell. The sophomore Bell ranks second nationally in rushing yards per game, highlighted by a 210-yard outburst in the team’s opener against then-No. 24 Boise State. Meyer said that sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier is a big part of the defense’s game plan, with the task of plugging holes in the middle to contain Bell. When asked if the sophomore linebacker is up for the challenge, Meyer quipped, “he better be.” “This will be a great test for him,” Meyer said. “I have a lot of confidence in him obviously.” Dantonio Compares Quarterbacks MSU coach Mark Dantonio called Miller a “dynamic player,” while praising the quarterback’s running abilities. But containing mobile quarterbacks is not a foreign challenge for the Spartans. Miller has 441 rushing yards on 67 carries this season, leading all quarterbacks aside from Michigan’s Denard Robinson, who has rushed for the same amount of yards on one less carry. Robinson has been one of college football’s most dangerous duel-threat quarterbacks the past two seasons, but consistently struggled against the Spartans. In the team’s two meetings with Robinson starting under center, MSU prevailed against their instate rival, while holding Robinson below his season average on the ground. While comparing Miller and Robinson, Dantonio said, “there are certainly some similarities, but differences as well. Braxton has more tailback type features back there, he’s a spin runner on contact, but he runs the power at times. He can elude you as well.” Dantonio was the defensive coordinator at OSU from 2001-2003. While at MSU, he has posted a 1-2 record against the Buckeyes, beating his former club for the first time last season.
Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said Shiner had “made the lives of soldiers a misery by pursuing false allegations of torture and murder”.He went on: “It was on behalf of those soldiers that we complained about Mr Shiner’s actions and finally he has admitted he was reckless and acted without integrity. He should now apologise to the soldiers whose reputations he attempted to traduce.”Andrew Tabachnik, putting the case against Shiner for the SRA, said: “Even on the basis of his own admissions, Professor Shiner accepts this tribunal must strike him off at the end of this case.”He said Shiner hass yet to outline his defence to those charges he denies or admitted in part, saying: “In particular, those relating to dealing with one particular individual who it’s now accepted sweeteners were offered in order for evidence to be changed.”The case is already thought to be one of the most expensive brought by the SRA, with costs already reaching more than £475,000 before the trial.The Telegraph has previously disclosed that a file was passed by the Legal Aid Agency to the National Crime Agency over almost £4 million paid in legal aid to Public Interest Lawyers to bring cases against UK troops in British courts. It is understood the SRA would have also referred the case to police if the Legal Aid Agency had not already done so. The Telegraph has repeatedly highlighted the plight of British troops facing criminal and civil allegations of abuse A former head of the Army said the £60m Ihat inquiry must now think “long and hard” about Shiner’s remaining cases against troops A friend of the major told The Telegraph: “The taxpayer has paid millions to Shiner. But is there now any possibility of any prosecutor in the UK being able to achieve ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’, with anything that has been touched by the tainted hand of Shiner?”He added that the Ministry of Defence should sue Mr Shiner on the soldier’s behalf.Shiner, a former lawyer of the year, admitted nine allegations of acting without integrity, including that he made “unsolicited direct approaches” to potential clients through a fixer, understood to be Abu Jamal, and three others. He also partly admits nine other charges and denies six more.The charges relate to false claims that British troops murdered, mutilated and tortured innocent farmers and students in a 2004 clash known as the Battle of Danny Boy.The gruesome allegations prompted the Al Sweady public inquiry, but the five year investigation concluded in 2014 that the dead men were heavily-armed insurgents; the claims against the British soldiers were “wholly and entirely without merit or justification”; and the product of “deliberate and calculated lies”. This admission must bring into doubt a very large number of these allegations and one would hope that the investigation team think long and hard about the ramifications of Shiner’s admissionsGen Sir Mike Jackson Claims brought by Shiner are reckoned to have cost the British taxpayer more than £100m Credit: AFP/Getty Images Politicians as well as a decorated soldier under investigation called for the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat) which has looked at more than 2,400 claims brought by Shiner, to be shut down.The Telegraph has repeatedly highlighted the plight of British troops facing criminal and civil allegations of abuse in the aftermath of Iraq and Afghanistan.Claims brought by Shiner are reckoned to have cost the British taxpayer more than £100m and have included some of the most horrific smears made against British troops from the Iraq campaign.Allegations that British troops murdered, mutilated and tortured innocent farmers and students led to outcry and prompted the £31m Al Sweady public inquiry. The inquiry eventually dismissed the claims as baseless.The 59-year-old fully admitted nine charges and partly admitted nine others after he dropped a legal fight to have his tribunal heard in secret.A former head of the Army said the £60m Ihat inquiry must now think “long and hard” about Shiner’s remaining cases against troops, amid fears evidence brought to investigators could now be tainted.Ihat said it was seeking urgent talks with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Legal Aid Agency to determine if any of its cases still under criminal investigation might be undermined by Mr Shiner’s admission of misconduct.Mr Shiner himself now faces criminal investigation over allegations that almost £4m was paid out in legal aid for cases that may now be bogus. A controversial investigation into alleged abuses by British troops in Iraq faces being wound up after the lawyer who brought the vast majority of the cases admitted 18 professional misconduct charges.Phil Shiner was tonight called on to apologise to British troops whose lives have been ruined by years of criminal and legal inquiries stemming from his abuse claims.The disgraced human rights lawyer conceded to a disciplinary tribunal that he “must be” struck off after he repeatedly admitted acting “recklessly and without integrity”, including by paying an Iraqi fixer tens of thousands of pounds to tout for business. The SRA can go after Shiner for repayment of almost half a million pounds in costs in investigating misconduct. The solicitor could be forced to sell his home in Birmingham which he owns outright to repay the costs. His law firm was forced to shut down in the summer after the Legal Aid Agency stripped it of the right to public funding.Shiner only decided to admit a large number of the allegations on the eve of Thursday’s hearing. A full hearing will be held in January since Shiner denied all charges he had “acted dishonestly”.Lord Dannatt, another former Chief of the General Staff, said Shiner’s claims had “significantly tarnished” the reputation of the Army.He said: “I am delighted that it is now proven beyond any reasonable doubt that a large number of the allegations made against the Army were vexatious and I’m delighted that Phil Shiner will struck off as a practising lawyer.”Through his misdeeds, he has significantly tarnished the reputation of the British Army and put a lot of soldiers who were only doing their duty under incredible pressure.”Frankly it’s an outrage that this should have gone on so long and one’s only consolation is that justice has been done at this late stage.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Jonny Mercer, the Conservative MP holding a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of British troops accused of historic abuse, called for Ihat to be scrapped immediately.Mr Mercer, a former Army captain, said: “Phil Shiner is responsible for the vast, vast majority of cases investigated by Ihat. I don’t understand how those cases can be reliable given he has now admitted he has acted recklessly and without integrity. It means evidence supplied by him must be tainted.”He added: “This man’s lack of integrity has been allowed to almost completely redefine how this country conducts military operations. “I welcome the end of his career but I regret it has taken so long. The lives of innocent soldiers have been ruined by the claims he has brought.”That he should have been allowed to get away with this speaks volumes for the lack of grip and awareness by successive ministers.”Gen Sir Mike Jackson, a former Chief of the General Staff, said the extent of Shiner’s admissions “must give rise to doubt as to these allegations”.He went on: “This admission must bring into doubt a very large number of these allegations and one would hope that the investigation team think long and hard about the ramifications of Shiner’s admissions.”A major, awarded medals for bravery who is now facing charges of manslaughter over the drowning of an Iraqi in 2003, called for his case to be dropped. It is understood that witnesses who have given evidence against him were discovered by Shiner’s firm Public Interest Lawyers. The soldier, who was previously cleared by the military of any wrongdoing a decade ago, faces a possible prison sentence if found guilty. Show more
IRISH TROOPS ON United Nations peacekeeping duty in Syria’s Golan Heights were hit by an unknown blast this morning.The convoy of about 36 Irish troops travelling in five MOWAG armoured vehicles returned fire before leaving the area and returning to their base.The incident occurred between 9am and 10am local time in the village of Ruihinah which is in the area of separation between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights.No Irish troops sustained any serious injuries during the incident. One soldier sustained minor soft tissue damage whilst adopting a defensive position inside a vehicle but it is not of any concern and the soldier is due back on duty tomorrow.One of the vehicles suffered tyre damage as a result of the blast but the convoy were able to quickly remove themselves from the area.The source of the attack is so far unknown with an investigation likely to be carried out.Read: Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle >
Free Mobile : Orange et SFR contre attaquentAprès Virgin…L’offre à bas prix lancé par Orange, Sosh, se voit déjà revue à la baisse pour répondre à l’offensive lancée par Free Mobile. SFR et ses offres Red suivent la tendance. Orange n’a pas attendu très longtemps avant de répondre à l’offensive des prix lancée par Free Mobile en début de semaine. “Vous nous demandez de faire évoluer Sosh en conséquence. Nous y travaillons depuis plusieurs semaines déjà. Maintenant que le panorama concurrentiel est plus clair, nous allons pouvoir ajuster notre dispositif”, explique ainsi l’équipe marketing de Sosh dans une contribution blog relayée par Itespresso. Ainsi le forfait de base, 2 heures de communication, sms/mms illimités, bientôt accès illimité à Facebook et Twitter ainsi qu’aux hotspots Wi-Fi d’Orange, passe de 19,90 euros à 9,90 euros par mois.À lire aussiFree va bientôt arrêter de bloquer la publicité en ligneAutre évolution, celle du fair use. “Courant février, le forfait 24h/24 inclura le fair-use. Et dès demain, son prix passe à 24,90 euros par mois (39,90 euros auparavant, ndlr), là aussi pour les clients actuels comme pour les nouveaux clients”, explique ainsi la contribution. Quant au forfait intermédiaire, baptisé Édition spéciale, il passe de 22,90 euros à 14,90 euros. Mais Sosh pourra-t-il permettre à Orange de lutter efficacement contre Free Mobile ? Car cette offre reste moins attrayante au niveau de l’accès à Internet, limité à 1 Go par mois alors que Free propose d’emblée 3 Go. Le pavé lancé par Xavier Niel et ses troupes n’a pas fini de donner des cauchemars aux autres opérateurs. Et SFR, lui aussi, se voit obliger de suivre la tendance.Il lance, par l’intermédiaire de ses offres “accessibles” Red, un nouveau forfait pour s’ajuster à cette nouvelle concurrence, comprenant la voix, les SMS et MMS et Internet illimités pour 24,90 euros. Mais comme pour Sosh, l’affaire semble moins interessante que celle de Free car elle est également limmitée à 1 Go par mois.Deux jours après son lancement, le premier objectif de Free Mobile semble d’ores et déjà réussi : faire bouger les lignes de la téléphonie mobile. Alors véritable contre attaque ou coups d’épée dans l’eau de la part d’Orange et de SFR. Les clients décideront…Le 12 janvier 2012 à 12:57 • Maxime Lambert
Share Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public Media.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg (first from the right) announced at a press conference that the grand jury selected for the John Hernandez case issued an indictment of murder for Terry and Chauna Thompson. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (second from the right) also attended the press conference.A Harris County grand jury has swiftly returned murder indictments in the death of John Hernandez.Hernandez died after an altercation outside a Denny’s in northeast Harris County.The district attorney’s office says Terry Thompson and his wife, Chauna Thompson, are charged with murder.Chauna Thompson is a deputy with the Harris County’s Sheriff’s office. She is on administrative leave.A grand jury today heard testimony from about a dozen people and watched cell phone footage before deciding to indict the couple.
Enroll Now for Free This story appears in the November 2013 issue of . Subscribe » Walk up! Alarm ClockA drastic option for heavy sleepers, this iOS app has an alarm that can be silenced only one way: by taking your smartphone for a stroll. The free cheat-proof app can’t be muted, shaken or shut off.ZenAwakeDesigned to wake users peacefully, ZenAwake’s alarm plays low-frequency sound waves that “relax and focus your mind.” The iOS app, $2.99, also displays a daily inspirational quote that users can share via Facebook or Twitter.BetterMeThere’s nothing more motivating than a good public shaming. That’s the concept behind this accountability app–free for iOS and Android–that humiliates users by posting to Facebook when they snooze through their alarm. Embarrassing? Sure. But so is oversleeping. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. November 26, 2013 1 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now
A powerful backend solution is essential for building sophisticated mobile apps. In recent years, Firebase has emerged to prominence as a power-packed Backend-as-a-Solution (BaaS), thanks to its wide-ranging features and performance boosting elements. After being acquired in 2014 by Google, several of its features further got a performance boost. These features have made Firebase quite a popular backend solution for app developers and other emerging IT sectors. Let us look at its 4 key benefits for cross-platform mobile app development. Unleashing the power of Google Analytics Google Analytics for Firebase is a completely free solution with unconstrained reporting on many aspects. The reporting feature allows you to evaluate client behavior, report on broken links, user interactions and all other aspects of user experience and user interface. The reporting helps developers make informed decisions while optimizing the UI and the app performance. The unmatched scale of reporting: Firebase analytics allows access to unlimited reports on as many as 500 different events. The developers can also create custom events for reporting as their need suits. Robust audience segmentation: The Firebase analytics also allows segmenting the app audience on different parameters and grounds. The integrated console allows segmenting the audience on the basis of device information, custom events, and user characteristics. Crash reporting to fix Bugs Firebase also helps to address performance issues of an app by fixing bugs right from its backend solution. It is also equipped with robust crash reporting feature. Its crash reporting helps to deliver intricate and detailed bug and crash reports to address all the coding errors in an app. The reporting feature is capable of grouping together the issues in different categories as per the characteristics of the problem. Here are some of the attributes of this reporting feature. Monitoring errors: It is capable of monitoring fatal errors for iOS apps and both fatal and non-fatal errors for Android apps. Generally, reports are initiated as per the impact caused by such errors on the user experience. Required data collection to fix errors: The reports also enlist all the details concerning the device in use, performance shortfalls and user scenarios concerning the erroneous events. According to the contributing factors and other similarities, the issues are grouped in different categories. Email alerts: It also allows sending email alerts as and when such issues or problems are detected. The configuration of error reporting: The error reporting can also be configured remotely to control who can access the reports and list of events that occurred before an event. It is free: Crash and bug reporting is free with Firebase. You don’t need to pay a penny to access this feature. Synchronizing data with real-time database With Firebase you can sync the offline and online data through NoSQL database. This makes the application data available on both offline and online states of the app. This boosts collaboration on the application data in real time. Here are some of its benefits. Real-time: Unlike the so-called HTTP requests that work to update the data across interfaces, the Real-time Database of firebase syncs data with every change thus helping to reflect the change in real time across any device in use. Offline: As Firebase Real-time Database SDK helps save your data in local disk, you can always access the data offline. As and when connectivity is back, the changes are synced with the present state of the server. Access from multiple devices: The Firebase Real-time Database allows accessing application data from multiple devices and interfaces including mobile devices and web. Splitting and scaling your data: Thanks to Firebase Real-time Database, you can split your data across multiple databases within the same project and set rules for each database instances. Firebase is feature rich for futuristic app development In addition to the above, Firebase is fully empowered with a host of rich features required for building sophisticated and most feature-rich mobile apps. Let us have a look at some of the key features of Firebase that made it a reliable platform for cross-platform development. Hosting: The hosting feature of Firebase allows developers to update their contents in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) during production. Firebase offers full hosting support with a custom domain, Global CDN, and an automatically provided SSL Certificate. Authentication: Firebase backend service offers a powerful authentication feature. It comes equipped with simple SDKs and easy to use libraries to integrate authentication feature with any mobile app. Storage: Firebase storage feature is powered by Google Cloud Storage and allows users to easily download media files and visual contents. This feature is also helpful in making use of user-generated content. Cloud Messaging: With Cloud Messaging, a mobile app powered can easily send a message to users and indulge in real-time communication. Remote Configuration: This feature of Firebase allows developers to incorporate certain changes in the app remotely. Thanks to this, the changes are reflected in the existing version, and the user does not need to download the latest updated version. Test Lab: With Test lab, developers can easily test the app in all the devices listed in the Google data center. It can even do the testing without requiring any test code of the respective app. Notifications: This feature gives developers a console to manage and send user-focused custom notifications to the users. App Indexing: This feature allows developers to index the app in Google Search and achieve higher search ranks in app marketplaces like Play Store and App Store. Dynamic Links: Firebase also equips the app to create dynamic links or smart URLs to present the respective app across all digital platforms including social media, mobile app, web, email, and other channels. All the above-mentioned benefits and useful features that empower mobile app developers to create dynamic user experience helped Firebase achieve such unprecedented popularity among developers worldwide. No wonder, in a short time span it has become a very popular backend solution for so many successful cross-platform mobile apps. Some exemplary use cases of Firebases Here we have picked two use cases of Firebase, respectively for one relatively new and successful app and one leading app in its niche. Fabulous Fabulous is a unique app that trains users to dispose of bad habits and get used to good habits to ensure health and wellbeing. The app by customizing the onboarding process through Firebase managed to double the retention rate. The app could incorporate custom user experience for different groups of users as per their preference. Onefootball This leading mobile soccer app OneFootBall experienced more than 5% increase in user session time thanks to Firebase. The new backend solution powered by Firebase helped the game app engage the audience more efficiently than ever before. The custom contents created by this popular app can enjoy better traction with users thanks to higher engagement. Author Bio: Juned Ahmed works as an IT consultant at IndianAppDevelopers, a leading Mobile app development company which offers to hire app developers in India for mobile solutions. He has more than 10 years of experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies. Read Next How to integrate Firebase on Android/iOS applications natively. Build powerful progressive web apps with Firebase. How to integrate Firebase with NativeScript for cross-platform app development.
March 22, 2012 412 Views Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-03-22 Abby Gregory Prompting the delay of the company’s annual meeting, “”CoreLogic””:www.corelogic.com/ has announced its intention to add new, independent members to its board of directors. [IMAGE]The decision represents the continuation of CoreLogic’s initiative to bolster its board, which the company previously put on hold in order to conduct a strategic review process.CoreLogic’s nominating and corporate governance committee retained international executive search firm “”Spencer Stuart””:www.spencerstuart.com/ to[COLUMN_BREAK] facilitate the selection of new candidates. Additionally, the company will seek input from CoreLogic’s largest stockholders. Company chairman, D. Van Skilling, said of the changes to CoreLogic’s board, “”We have resumed our search for qualified board members which had been put on hold while we conducted our strategic review process. We anticipate that two candidates will be selected.├âÔÇÜ├é┬á We believe that these new independent board members will complement our board with additional expertise, capabilities and perspectives.””Giving the company’s nominating and corporate governance committee sufficient time to consider the potential additions to the board, CoreLogic will postpone its annual stockholders meeting until the summer of 2012. In the interim, the committee will examine qualified individuals for board membership before holding a vote on their election later in the year. President and CEO of CoreLogic, Anand Nallathambi, noted, “”Our business continues to perform well and the market reaction to the successful execution of our business plan and most recent results has been extremely positive.├âÔÇÜ├é┬á We appreciate the strong support we have received from our stockholders during this period, and we welcome their input as we embark on the director search process.””├âÔÇÜ├é┬á CoreLogic’s Directorship Initiative Delays Stockholder Meeting
RedVision, an independent, nationwide provider of real property title data, search examination, and curative-ready solutions, appointed Leanne Zinn-Cox as EVP of sales and marketing.Zinn-Cox brings to her new position a wealth of knowledge and experience stemming from more than 20 years spent in the industry. Prior to joining RedVision, she was president and founder of Red Dart Consulting, a specialty consulting firm focused on the real estate and title industries.Her past leadership positions also include stints as SVP with First American Title and president and COO for Sunbelt Title Agency.”Leanne brings a rich combination of client-facing business development and leadership experiences that makes her a natural fit for this position,” said RedVision CEO Brian Twibell. “Her extensive experience, consultative approach and understanding of the marketplace will help shape RedVision’s market development to further strengthen our customer value proposition.”Zinn-Cox’s responsibilities at RedVision include providing leadership, motivation, and strategic and tactical direction for the company’s sales and marketing team as the firm continues to grow.”I am thrilled to join RedVision’s leadership team and am especially impressed by the company’s customer-focused culture,” she said. “I see a bright future for RedVision with increased gains in market share and revenue growth, but more importantly by providing customers with the solutions they need to be successful.” in Headlines, News, Technology Movers & Shakers RedVision 2014-10-07 Tory Barringer October 7, 2014 489 Views Share RedVision Names EVP for Sales, Marketing
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It’s that time of year, people.That time of year where fans and media members alike parse sentences and read between the lines in order to obtain the straight, no filter news on their favorite teams and players.Fortunately for fans of the Arizona Cardinals, the team’s vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough is here to make all of our lives easier.McDonough joined Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday morning to discuss his opinions of the team in the training camp build up before their first preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs this Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Chief among topics addressed by McDonough was the rebound effort by Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, who has drawn rave reviews in training camp after coming off a season-ending knee injury last season. Palmer isn’t only one who has impressed McDonough to this point, however. While he admitted it’s difficult to single out individual players at this point due to the fact 90 players are on the active roster at the moment, he did tab a specific position group that has caught his attention.“I think the one group as whole that I think is really getting better this year is our tight end group,” McDonough said. “You guys have seen Number 80, Ifeanyi Momah, out there…we’re actually very fortunate in that we got him in the camp that the NFL put on in the spring and it was right here in our backyard at our stadium. Our pro department did a great job, we signed him and he’s been a guy who’s bounced around on different practice squads because he’s a little bit of a tweener between a very big wide receiver and a little bit of a skinnier tight end. But as you guys have seen out there at practice, he’s made plays since the day he’s been here.“Another tight end that’s done a nice job for us is Darren Fells; a former basketball player that a year ago you wondered if he was too raw and this year he’s quieted any kind of skepticism that we had that we don’t have anymore. That guy is really, really emerging. If you look at our tight end group, we have four guys we think that can play and a year ago that was a little bit of a concern. Guys are getting better, they’re working hard…there’s so many guys to mention, but that’s the one group that stands out.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share “Just like J.J., Rodney has a lot of talent. He’s turned heads here so far, but again, like J.J. and the rest of these rookies, Rodney has to prove it. Coach (Brentson) Buckner has done an amazing job with him and you can see every day at practice how big and powerful he is, but he has a platform this weekend to show, ‘Okay, all these great things they’re saying about me, now I’m going to go out and do it.’” When it comes to rookies, two players generating their fair share of buzz through the first two weeks of camp are wide receiver J.J. Nelson and defensive lineman Rodney Gunter. Of course, neither player has yet to take a regular season snap in the NFL, let alone one in a preseason game, meaning McDonough is reserving those high-fives around the front office for after these standout rookies prove it on the field.“He’s done a very nice job, he has a lot of speed, he has excellent ball skills, the coaches did a phenomenal job with him,” McDonough said of Nelson. “Bruce (Arians) knew him going back — his son was at Alabama-Birmingham — but you have to be careful with high-fives. You can’t get too excited, but we are very pleased with what he’s done and he’s definitely flashed out there and he has an opportunity to be a weapon for us. But high-fives? Nah, you have stay a little more level than that. Now, if he turns out like John Brown last year and catches winning touchdowns, then I’m jumping on [Arians] in the box and going bananas and all that. We’ll save the high-fives for when he catches a winning touchdown pass. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories According to McDonough, Palmer is the closest thing the Cards have to a sacred cow.“I’m going to say something right now that I’m sure some of the listeners are going to say, ‘Yeah, right,’” McDonough said. “I wouldn’t trade him for anybody. He’s 13-2 in his last 15 games as a starter for us. 13-2. He got hurt last year and you could tell how devastated he was. Two days later he decided, ‘You know what, I’m going to out and outwork everybody I possibly can and lead this team to great things next year.’ I know for a fact he put four, five, six, seven hours a day since the time of his injury to look how he looks so far in camp.“What I didn’t know about Carson Palmer is, from afar, you can judge him when he was in Cincinnati and then Oakland and not really know the substance of who he is, but when you understand the man’s integrity and his leadership, his drive and his commitment to win…I’ve been in this league 25 years and I’ve never had the good fortune of being around a quarterback that, to me, has everything you need to succeed. The naysayers will say he’s never won a playoff game, but I’m telling you guys, he’s not a good quarterback, he’s a great quarterback.”
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