FA appeals against decision to clear Jose Mourinho of improper conduct

first_img But on October 31 it was announced the FA charge against Mourinho of using abusive language had been “not proven”. Now, however, the FA has decided to prolong the case with an appeal. Mourinho had been thought to have escaped a touchline ban following the original commission decision but this now remains a possibility. However, the Portuguese manager is expected to take his seat on the touchline for Sunday’s derby Manchester City. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Jose Mourinho open to working in France Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager The Football Association is appealing against the decision by an independent regulatory commission to clear Jose Mourinho of using foul language at the end of Manchester United’s Premier League match against Newcastle, the English game’s governing body announced yesterday. Television footage showed Mourinho saying something, apparently in his native Portuguese, while at one point looking into a camera, as he headed towards the tunnel after the final whistle of the 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle on October 6.Related News Jose Mourinho: My wife, children control everything at home last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal win in World Cup qualifying

first_imgBelgium enjoyed an eight-goal rout in World Cup qualifying on Sunday, and Cristiano Ronaldo managed just two – and missed a penalty – as Portugal also won.Belgium, which beat Estonia 8-1, and Switzerland extended their perfect starts to join Germany as the only European teams with four straight wins on the road to Russia.Switzerland’s 2-0 win over the Faeroe Islands ensured it stayed top in Group B from prolific Portugal, which beat Latvia 4-1. The European champion has 16 goals in its past three matches, including seven for Ronaldo.Still, Belgium’s 21-goal tally is Europe’s best, and Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku were both on target in Brussels.Two big names returned to the scoresheet for the Netherlands in a 3-1 win at Luxembourg. Arjen Robben was playing his first international game this year, and Memphis Depay scored twice.Only group winners advance direct to the 2018 World Cup finals, and four runners-up will go to Russia through a playoff round.Here is what happened on Sunday:GROUP AThe Netherlands closed the gap on leader France only after conceding a goal to Luxembourg for the first time in 53 years.Arjen Robben returned to national duty after a year sidelined by injuries with a trademark goal in the 36th minute, cutting in from the right and shooting low into the far corner.The Bayern Munich winger’s return was ended after only 45 minutes, by which time Luxembourg had leveled from the penalty spot through defender Maxime Chanot.”It’s a great shame,” said Robben, who was advised not to take risks with a small cramp. “I wanted to play.”advertisementRobben’s replacement, Memphis Depay, took his chance to score twice. Out of favor with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, Depay headed club teammate Daley Blind’s cross for the go-ahead goal. Depay then scored late with a curling free kick.Also Sunday, Ivelin Popov scored after 10 minutes as Bulgaria beat Belarus 1-0 in Sofia.France, which beat Sweden 2-1 on Friday, leads by three points from the Dutch. Sweden is third on goal difference.GROUP BIt was an eventful evening for Cristiano Ronaldo in Faro.He scored one penalty in the first half, missed another in the second, scored again, and struck the Latvia crossbar with a late header in Portugal’s 4-1 win.After Ronaldo’s 59th-minute spot-kick struck a post and bounced away off the goalkeeper’s legs, Latvia even leveled in the 67th through substitute Arturs Zjuzins.Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma then crossed for William Carvalho to restore the lead and Ronaldo make the win safe with a volley. Defender Bruno Alves added a fourth in stoppage time.Leader Switzerland was often labored in beating the Faeroe Islands 2-0, with goals in each half from recalled forward Eren Derdiyok and captain Stephan Lichtsteiner.The Swiss, which beat a Portugal team without Ronaldo in September, is three points clear.Earlier, third-placed Hungary beat Andorra 4-0 and has seven points before traveling to play Portugal in March. Then, Switzerland will be favored to beat Latvia at home.GROUP HWhile group leader Belgium was crushing Estonia, the dramatic tension unfolded in Athens.A last-gasp goal by Giorgos Tzavelas allowed Greece to keep its grip on second place with a fiery 1-1 draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina.Both teams ended the game with 10 men, with Kyriakos Papadopoulos getting a red card for striking Edin Dzeko – in his attempts to wrestle the ball away – and Dzeko getting a second yellow card for pulling Papadopoulos’ shorts down.Bosnia, which dominated most of the game, led in the 33rd when Miralem Pjanic’s free-kick bounced off the right post and then goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis’ back before finding the net.Tzavelas scored with a blistering shot outside the area in the fifth minute of stoppage time after Bosnia’s defense only half-cleared a long throw-in.Greece trails Belgium by two points before the teams meet in Brussels on March 25.Belgium followed up its 6-0 win over Gibraltar by going three up in 25 minutes in Sunday, through Thomas Meunier, Dries Mertens and Hazard. Estonia reduced the deficit before half time.Belgium added five more in the second half, including a second for Mertens and two late goals for Lukaku.Cyprus beat Gibraltar 3-1 in the group’s other game.last_img read more

How to create a kick-ass bio in 4 easy steps

first_imgHere’s something every freelancer and solopreneur needs: A kick-ass short bio. I don’t care whether you are a super established marketing consultant or a travel photographer who is just starting out – you have to have a bio.Be it for all those amazing speaking assignments you’ll have, the “about” section on your website or just something for you to look at and be like “YES, that is professional me in 150 or so words” – a bio is never a bad idea.Granted, unless you’re blessed with extremely high confidence, writing about yourself can be a little awkward. Which is why I came up with 4 easy and quick steps that will lead you to a short description that will sum you up nicely, in both a professional and personal way.Start with the basics.The first sentence is the most important one, for obvious reasons. It needs to introduce you quickly and efficiently, and also create an instant connection to the reader. Which is why it’s important to start with your name first, followed by a short description of what it is you do.Be specific – if you are photographer who mainly focuses on destinations weddings, that’s what it should read in the first sentence of your bio. If you are a strategic storyteller who concentrates on a certain medium or channel, say so!Additionally, if you are targeting a specific audience (and you absolutely should), definitely put that in the first sentence too. Here’s an example: “I’m Lucy. I’m a strategic Snapchat storyteller who creates content for platforms geared towards Millennials.” (#goals, am I right?)Add a little bit about your background.What is your previous relevant experience? What has led to you being able to say what you are doing today? Did you learn yoga at a famous institute in India? Do you have a Master’s degree in physiotherapy? Have you spent the past 3 years working closely with startups on improving their branding and design? Here’s where you talk about that.Be sure to list 3 specific tasks and activities you performed on a regular basis that are directly connected to what you are doing or what you want to do now. For Lucy, the strategic Snapchat storyteller, that would include identifying relevant and current topics for Snapchat stories, creating engaging, effective content on a regular basis and helping her clients forge lasting connections with their audience.Name-drop.Talking about previous clients and projects is always a little difficult. Sure, you don’t want to seem pretentious and over-confident – at the same time, why shouldn’t you be proud of the results you achieved and the cool people you got to work with?As ever so often, it’s all about moderation. If you choose to name clients, don’t list more than 4, make sure you choose those who represent your best and most relevant work and are also fairly recent. If you don’t feel like naming clients, that’s totally OK too!Just add a note on the industry most of your clients are in, whether they are a startup or small/medium-sized business and whether there is anything other about them that’s special.Something personal.After all this serious talk, people will definitely be impressed with your professional side – but what about your personal one? You have to end your bio with a sentence that makes people feel like they now know you a little better.My advice here: Don’t take yourself too seriously. If you use this last chance to make an impression by mentioning that have read a book by every single literature Nobel prize winner and you’re also a long-distance runner, you might come off a little boring, to be honest.Have you read every single young adult science fiction book there is? Are you the queen of finding the best new brunch spots in town? Has no one ever beaten you at Scrabble? (Yes, all of those 3 actually refer to me.)By ending your short bio on a light note and including something original, something that really describes you, those reading it will not only remember it better – they will also feel a lot more connected to you.Here’s my short bio, by the way:I’m Melinda, a content and strategy coach with a focus on freelancers and solopreneurs. With a 5+ years background in marketing and social media, I have been able to fulfill my passion of helping clients expand their audience, find new on- and offline customers and foster customer relationships while continuing to be genuinely enthusiastic about the Internet and its possibilities. I have a proven track record with both large, international companies as well as early-stage startups and small owner-led businesses, helping them structure their online content and focus their efforts on what they want to achieve and where they are best able to do so. When I’m not doing that, I am actively challenging friends to karaoke sessions, ordering the biggest size of popcorn at the movies or just enjoying a night out with my husband.Your turn, now – paste your short bio in the comments and I’ll let you know what I think!last_img read more

Cricket Australia’s TV rights battle and why it risks being a disaster it can’t afford

first_imgA leaked email showed Cricket Australia chairman David Peever criticising Ten’s negotiating tactics ​​as ‘appalling’. Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland’s position safe despite review Investment or exposure: Cricket Australia faces big decision over TV rights Nine stunned the industry when it announced it had broken Seven’s 40-year hold on Australian Open tennis rights by agreeing to pay $60m a year for the summer of tennis from 2020 to 2024. This blindsided many, especially CA, and was a shrewd move by Tennis Australia. Nine’s move meant they exhausted a significant portion of their rights budget on tennis and effectively signalled an intention to bid only for Test cricket – the one form of the game that won’t clash with the Australian Open. It also exposed a potential tactical blunder by CA; by delaying the formal tender process until March this year, it gave another sporting body the opportunity to work behind the scenes to land a new deal. Eager for summer sporting content, Seven are expected to now play a big role in upcoming cricket negotiations this week. features Topics Since you’re here… Cricket Australia is preparing for its most decisive week in years as it scrambles to get bidders to the table for the next six-year television rights package.In what has been a torrid few weeks for the game’s governing body following the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town – the trigger for an independent review – executives at CA are desperately seeking to heighten the level of interest for Test, ODI, T20I and Big Bash League rights they initially felt could acquire $1bn. TV rights account for the vast majority of the game’s finances (up to 80%) and the chief executive, James Sutherland, and his team have anticipated a sizeable increase on the previous $590m five-year deal. But doubts remain.Tensions have run high during negotiations, with CA at one stage outright rejecting a joint Channel Nine and Ten bid without consultation. It was deemed too low. A leaked email then showed the Cricket Australia chairman, David Peever, criticising Ten’s negotiating tactics as “appalling” and labelling the network “bottom feeders in this market”. The Nine/Ten consortium is now reported to have tabled a new $900m offer over six years, although negotiations for this are yet to begin. Fox Sports – considered a key player in proceedings with the capacity to bid big – withdrew their bid on Friday amid frustration at the way negotiations were playing out. They are, however, expected to re-enter talks. There is no deadline for when the rights deal must be signed but it is understood CA is keen to finalise proceedings in the coming fortnight, with key talks set for this week. The results could be career-defining for Sutherland. After granting the players’ union a hefty pay rise through gritted teeth during last year’s ugly pay dispute, it is now his job to ensure the deal with the networks is a success. Due to CA’s heavy reliance on TV money, failure to do so could damage investment in the game all the way down to the grassroots.A poor result at the negotiating table in the coming weeks would dwarf any reputational damage CA has endured in the fallout from the ball-tampering saga, and would be another disaster they can ill-afford. Share on Twitter Reuse this content Support The Guardian Read more Australian ball tampering Share on WhatsApp A key reason bids have stagnated is due to a lack of competitive tension. Naturally important to any bidding process, CA were expecting a three-way bidding war to erupt between a cashed-up Channel 10 under new owners CBS, an ambitious Fox Sports under new leadership desperate to acquire exclusive summer content to reel in potential subscribers, and the incumbents at Nine – broadcasters synonymous with Australia cricket. Instead, they have got a tension-filled, protracted process interrupted by the controversy in South Africa. During the fallout of the ball-tampering scandal, talk shifted to the potential negative impact it has played on bids. It is, however, unlikely to seriously dent any offer. Bids lodged on the initial 19 March deadline – five days before the incident – were already short of what CA wanted, indicating the gap between what networks are willing to pay versus what Sutherland and co wants existed already. CA’s initial tender document revealed it is attempting to sell rights as individual packages (a Test match package or an ODI package, for example). The Big Bash League (both men’s and women’s) is one package all parties expect to skyrocket. Ten’s recently expired deal (2014-18) was signed for an industry steal of $20m per year, a figure that could triple. A conundrum looms, however, should Fox Sports bid aggressively for these rights. CA has said it wants the popular, child-friendly T20 competition to remain in front of a pay wall to maximise its exposure. But if free-to-air bids fail to garner the level of interest CA envisage, it is possible that it would be forced to accept a sizeable pay-TV offer to prop up the value of the overall deal. The Big Bash, unlike all international cricket (men’s and women’s) shown in Australia, is not bound by anti-siphoning laws that insist it must be shown on free-to-air television (these laws are not enacted if a free-to-air provider fails to bid). Australian media Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Read more Australia sport Australia cricket team Share via Email Share on Messenger Cricketlast_img read more

Video: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Surprises Walk-On/Uniform Model Josh Anderson With Scholarship

first_imgBrian Kelly clapping on the Notre Dame sideline.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches the warm ups prior to the start of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 23, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Notre Dame unveiled its “Shamrock Series” uniforms today, much to the delight of the Fighting Irish players. But that wasn’t all head coach Brian Kelly wanted to reveal.Kelly brought walk-on running back Josh Anderson, who was modeling the uniform, out in front of his teammates, but not just so they could get a better glimpse of the jerseys. Kelly wanted to praise Anderson’s dedication to the program, and inform the 5-foot-9, 205-pound senior he was being rewarded with a scholarship. It was all captured on this video, which Notre Dame released minutes ago. Very cool moment. Congrats Josh.last_img read more

US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies.The nine defendants, accused of working at the behest of the Iranian government-tied Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, hacked the computer systems of about 320 universities in the United States and abroad to steal expensive science and engineering research that was then used by the government or sold for profit, prosecutors said.The hackers also are accused of breaking into the networks of government organizations, such as the Department of Labor, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the United Nations, and private sector entities including technology companies and law and consulting firms.The Justice Department said the hackers were affiliated with an Iranian company called the Mabna Institute, which prosecutors say contracted with the Iranian government to steal scientific research from other countries. The institute was founded by two of the defendants.“By bringing these criminal charges, we reinforce the norm that most of the civilized world accepts: nation-states should not steal intellectual property for the purpose of giving domestic industries an advantage,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in announcing the charges.Also Friday, the Treasury Department targeted the Mabna Institute and 10 Iranians — the nine defendants and one charged in a separate case last year — for sanctions that officials say will make it harder for them to do business outside Iran.The defendants are unlikely to ever be prosecuted in an American courtroom since there’s no extradition treaty with Iran. But the grand jury indictment, filed in federal court in Manhattan, is part of the government’s “name and shame” strategy to publicly identify foreign hackers, block them from travelling without risk of arrest and put their countries on notice.In Tehran, Bahram Ghasemi spokesman of the Foreign Ministry condemned the move and called it “provocative, illegal and without justification.”Ghasemi said the charges are “another sign of hostility of the U.S. government towards Iranian nation.” He said the U.S will not take any benefit from the move aimed at “thwarting” scientific growth of Iran.The approach has been employed with past indictments accusing Iranian hackers of a digital break-in of a New York dam, Chinese military officials of large-scale hacks at energy corporations and Russians of a massive breach of Yahoo user accounts.“People travel. They take vacations, they make plans with their families,” said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich. “Having your name, face and description on a ‘Wanted’ poster makes moving freely much more difficult.”According to the indictment, the Iranians broke into universities through relatively simple but common means — tricking professors to click on compromised links.The spear-phishing emails purported to be from professors at one university to those at another and contained what appeared to be authentic article links. But once clicked on, the links steered the professors to a malicious Internet domain that led them to believe they’d been logged out of their systems and that asked them to enter their log-in credentials.Those credentials were logged and stolen by the hackers, prosecutors say.The Justice Department says the hackers stole roughly 31 terabytes of academic research and intellectual property that was then sent to servers outside the United States for profit. The information that was stolen, which was sold through two websites to customers in Iran, cost U.S. universities about $3.4 billion to procure and access.More than 100,000 professors worldwide were targeted with spear-phishing emails. The affected professors and their universities were not identified.“Just in case you’re wondering, they’re not admiring our work,” Bowdich said. “They’re stealing it, and they’re taking credit for it, and they’re selling it to others.”__Follow Eric Tucker on http://www.twitter.com/etuckerAPlast_img read more

Morocco, Spain Agree to Promote Joint Energy Development, Interconnectivity

Rabat – The Minister of Energy, Mining, and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rabbah, concluded his official talks with Spanish Minister for Energy, Tourism, and the Digital Agenda, Alvaro Nadal Belda, on Monday in Rabat.The two ministers centered their meetings on improving interconnectivity between the two nations’ networks to maximize and secure national electricity supply, according to Maghreb Arab Press.The talks fall within the framework of regional energy integration situating Morocco as a “relay between Europe and Africa.” They also discussed extending the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline (GME) project and creating opportunities for further cooperation between Moroccan and Spanish businesses in the energy sector. Minister Rabbah explained Morocco’s development of a third power line to meet increasing energy demand between the two countries, which falls within the Morocco-Spain memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the integration of energy networks and markets, the development of renewable energy, energy savings, and energy efficiency.Belda emphasized the need for further cooperation beyond negotiations alone; the Spanish minister also detailed Spain’s development of liquid hydrocarbons as a sustainable energy source that abides by international climate agreements.The two countries will expand bilateral cooperation through an additional MoU during the king of Spain’s next visit to Morocco. In the meantime, the parties agreed to develop a plan of action.Morocco signed an MoU with India on sustainable energy development last week. Earlier this year, Morocco signed an additional MoU with Spain in the nuclear energy sector. read more

Man pleads guilty for role in Venezuelan oil bribery scheme

HOUSTON — A businessman accused of bribing Venezuelan oil company officials has pleaded guilty in an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston says Jose Manuel Gonzalez Testino pleaded guilty Wednesday to three charges, including one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.Prosecutors say Gonzalez paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to officials representing Venezuela’s state-owned-and-controlled oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, and its Houston-based subsidiary in order to secure contracts.The 49-year-old Gonzalez is a dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen from Miami. He is set to be sentenced Aug. 28.Prosecutors say 21 individuals have been charged in the case and Gonzalez is the 16th to plead guilty.The Associated Press read more

PremisesBased Communications It Aint Over Till Its Over

An example is Avaya’s partnership with Dubai Police. Dubai Police is probably one of the most technically advanced law enforcement agencies in the world. In the Avaya booth were actual police officers with a mock squad car. The two organizations previewed a tablet-based solution for police cars that supports real-time voice and video interactions. Police dispatch can now route all kinds of real-time content to the display, including maps, city camera feeds, and even voice and video calls with citizens. Before the officers arrive at the dispatched location, they can visually survey the scene and interact with citizens. Avaya’s ability to combine UC, contact center, and video was a recurring theme at GITEX. Another example involved video integration with Diebold ATMs. The challenge was to utilize existing WebRTC video equipment in its cash machines to deliver differentiated customer service. Avaya created a solution where kiosk customers can interact with the bank’s customer service agents. The solution adapts the WebRTC interaction to a SIP-based conversation, enabling ATM video interactions to be routed, logged, and recorded like other calls. Saved recordings are searchable and include screen interactions, and the sessions are included with the integrated quality assurance reporting tools. Most of this revenue is attributed to premises-based solutions. This conflicts with the widely held misperception that premises-based solutions are dying, though Avaya’s cloud-related services grew to 11% of total revenue (9% last fiscal year). As a whole, the industry is prioritizing cloud-delivered services. Several vendors have completely exited premises-based solutions. Cisco and Genesys are shifting their focus to the cloud. Just recently, Cisco announced significant investments in its new Customer Journey Platform. Genesys also recently announced that its PureCloud service — initially launched in 2013 with Interactive Intelligence and acquired by Genesys in 2016 — now has 1,300 customers. Although there’s certainly been some large migrations to the cloud, the vast majority of contact center implementations with more than 500 agents (Avaya’s sweet spot) remain associated with premises-based solutions— and probably will for some time. So far, cloud-delivered communications have mostly served small- and medium-sized businesses. As providers enable more control, security, and customization, enterprises will gravitate toward their services. Dave Michels is a Contributing Editor and analyst at TalkingPointz.Tags:News & ViewsAvayaCiscoGenesysGITEXDubai PoliceUnified CommunicationsAnalyst InsightCloud CommunicationsDeployment ModelsReal-Time Communications Articles You Might Like How to Get Rid of Your Fax Machines… Finally Dan Aylward September 11, 2019 Many organizations still rely on faxing to secure and authenticate transmitted documents, but it’s time to move on. Avaya is building out its cloud offerings. It’s already active in private cloud, hybrid, and managed services, and is adapting Aura into a multi-tenant, public cloud service. That was the intent of its Spoken acquisition earlier this year. Avaya forecasts that its cloud revenue will increase to 12-14% of total revenue in its fiscal year 2019. Cloud-delivered services often have the ability to expand or shrink services based on actual usage. This, too, is a double-edged sword. In some cases, enterprises are resistant to variable costs and prefer predictable, flat pricing. In other cases, Avaya and other providers now offer Opex and usage-based licensing models for premises-based solutions. “It’s no longer about telephony,” said Nidal Abou-Ltaif, president of Avaya International. “Enterprise communications today is much more about human relationships than technology. Customers seek partners that solve their business issues. We at Avaya are passionate about understanding customer requirements so that we can create a tailored end-to-end solution.” There’s no doubt that cloud-delivered contact center apps will become the de facto model. Already, these solutions can largely match the functional capabilities of premises-based contact centers. The gaps are in customization, sales motion, and security; but these gaps are slowly narrowing. See All in Unified Communications » Avaya designed the solution using premises-based UC, contact center, and video technologies that are integrated into a highly secure dispatch center and wireless communications network. The tablet runs an Avaya-created mobile app. The solution was designed by the Avaya International professional services with Avaya products, APIs, and SDKs. Dubai Police are confident this solution will improve their services, as came across clearly in my conversation with Khalid Alrazooqi, the general director of artificial intelligence at Dubai Police. How to Choose? Best of Breed vs. Single Solution Elizabeth (Beth) English August 28, 2019 Whether best of breed or single source, an enterprise should consider its needs, regulatory requirements, and other factors before deciding on a UC solution. These themes were evident when I met with several Avaya customers at the recent GITEX conference. GITEX (see related post) is one of the largest technical IT expos in the EMEA region, and it’s one of Avaya’s premier events, along with its own partner conferences. Log in or register to post comments Avaya last week reported its financial results for fiscal year 2018, which revealed growth in its contact center business. Total revenue for Q4 was $770 million, up $15 million from its third quarter. More specifically, Avaya reported that its Q4 contact center revenue was up 11% year-over-year. Customer Proof PointsAvaya made several cloud-related announcements at GITEX, such as a new UCaaS offer in Germany, but most of the attention was on large enterprise solutions with emphasis on integration and control. There’s a tipping point somewhere between medium and large businesses at which complexity shifts from a liability to an advantage. Many larger organizations have built extraordinarily powerful solutions that simply can’t be outsourced, as they value the ability to customize IT solutions to their exact specifications. Weighing the CloudCloud-delivered solutions have historically been relatively self-service focused and difficult to customize. This has worked well with smaller organizations, but this must (and is beginning to) change as providers address larger accounts. But actually, there’s several cloud attributes that are in conflict with general enterprise objectives. RIP: Skype for Business Kevin Kieller July 30, 2019 Microsoft sets retirement plan for Skype for Business Online, foreshadowing death of Server edition, too. Open Source’s Role in UC & Networking on the Rise Sorell Slaymaker July 12, 2019 Exploring the impact of the software revolution that’s quietly empowering more open source networking and communications solutions Making UC Accessible for All Dave Mailer July 03, 2019 Look for solutions from companies like Cisco, Microsoft, and Zoom to serve the needs of all types of users. OfficeWorkers_774.png For example, a key benefit of the cloud is that the software is always current. This means the customer outsources application and change management — preferable to some, unacceptable to others. Enterprise are reluctant to outsource processes they can’t monitor. Consider that just last week, Google implemented a change in Gmail that caused a sorting algorithm to fail. The feature of “evergreen software” is often perceived as a liability in large enterprises which prefer to evaluate upgrades and implement them in a controlled manner. read more

Pink Panther heist at London art fair as thieves escape with £3

first_imgIt was a heist so audacious it is unlikely to have mattered whether Inspector Clouseau or even Sherlock Holmes was on duty.Last night, an audacious jewellery theft was likened to the infamous Pink Panther films having left detectives wondering how on Earth it could have happened. Scotland Yard said the jewels, stolen from  the stand of the Switzerland-based jewellers Boghossian, were taken “at some point” between 5pm on Tuesday and 9.30am on Wednesday.But the fair was open until 9pm on Tuesday, making it unclear whether the heist took place whilst it was still open to the public or under the cover of darkness.Detectives were last night studying CCTV footage in a bid to shed light on the mystery.The fair is said to be a “leading international event” for viewing and buying the “finest works of art”.Among the 44,000 visitors at this year’s event, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, were Kirstie Allsopp and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A woman views “Collier Fermeture Éclair Zip Necklace” at the Masterpiece fair before the theft of other gems Credit:Stephen Chung/LNP An example of the jewellery sold by Swiss jeweller Boghossian A woman views "Collier Fermeture Éclair Zip Necklace" at the Masterpiece fair before the theft of other gems  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. Items on sale included a one-off 1968 Riva Lamborghini for just under £2 million and a light installation by the Chilean artist Ivan Navarro for £700,000. Preview day at Masterpiece London, the leading art fair which is held in ChelseaCredit:Stephen Chung / Alamy Live News An example of the jewellery sold by Swiss jeweller BoghossianCredit:Boghossian There were security (staff) everywhere… It’s like the Pink Panther films or somethingSource at the fair The movies starred Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, in pursuit of a stolen jewel known as the Pink Panther. Boghossian, which is based in Geneva but opened a store in London’s New Bond Street in 2013, declined to comment.Last month, an article in The Jewellery Editor magazine said Boghossian “lights up Masterpiece London 2017 with a dazzling array of jewels”.Masterpiece, which ran for a week and closed on Wednesday, said it was “fully co-operating” with the police, adding: “We take the security of the fair and the objects exhibited very seriously.”Police said there had been no arrests and enquiries continued. Gems worth up to £3 million were deftly stolen from the exclusive Masterpiece art fair in Chelsea, west London, that positively swarms with round-the-clock security.With no apparent witnesses, there was little to explain how or when the thieves targeted the stand belonging to Swiss jeweller Boghossian, leaving insiders forced to speculate.One theory is that the crime involved professional thieves who used distraction techniques.A source at the fair said the exhibition, which features sculpture, haute Parisian décor, fine jewellery or contemporary art, had been protected by security guards and that organisers were working with police.Workers said they were “amazed” by the audacity of the theft.One told the Evening Standard: “There were security (staff) everywhere. It was not the normal hospital security — these were all suited and booted and really meant business.“I am very surprised this has happened. It’s like the Pink Panther films or something.” Preview day at Masterpiece London, the leading art fair which is held in Chelsea An employee of Alan Wheatley Art, a London-based dealer, whose stand was next to Boghossian, said: “The first thing we knew of it was when we came in the next morning. Everyone was very upset.“We had an item stolen from the same fair two years ago. I think the security is very good but you can only do your best. If someone wants to take something, they will do it.“It is very sad as these items are there to be paid for and enjoyed.”Another worker said: “There were loads of guys in suits protecting the exhibition. I am amazed.”last_img read more

John Smyth victim calls for independent inquiry after he claims church marks

One of the victims of a Christian evangelist, who was brutally abused as a teenager, has called for an independent inquiry, and accused the Church of England of “marking its own exams”. Andrew Morse, who twice tried to take his own life after years of savage beatings at the hands of John Smyth QC, said he does not trust the Church to do its own investigation, accusing it of not doing enough to stop the abuse and help the victims. He told the Today Programme: “The Church told us that they couldn’t investigate because it was a police matter, and now that John Smyth is dead, it is no longer a police matter. We actually – our concern about the Church – is that Justin Welby himself who was at the… 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. read more

BlackBerry 7 declared most secure mobile OS

first_imgYou don’t often read the words RIM and “good news” in the same sentence any more, unless there’s a “no” or a “not” in between somewhere, but the gang in Waterloo can justify some high-fives following Trend Micro’s latest report on mobile operating system security. According to Trend, BlackBerry 7 is the most secure of the big four OSes.Trend looked at a number of security-related features, including authentication, application security, data protection, and manageability. In the corporate world, these remain critical factors in selecting mobile devices for users — particularly in an era where data breaches have become increasingly common.RIM came out on top by scoring big points for BlackBerry’s “corporate-grade security and manageability.” By providing all the necessary tools an features to let demanding administrators roll out the most secure phones possible, BlackBerry OS 7 was declared the clear choice for “stringent mobile roles.”iOS lost points because third-party tools are required to fully secure and manage iPhones. Trend dinged Android for lax software ecosystem controls and the lingering problem of OS update delays, and it ultimately ranked fourth on the list. Windows Phone placed third, though its relative nascence and the lack of a proven track record in enterprise settings was underscored in the report.While RIM has been busy encouraging the public to “Be Bold” and to choose tools over toys when selecting a smartphone, it’s interesting that security remains the one key advantage they can still brandish before their competitors like He-Man’s Power Sword. However, wfter all the bad news investors have suffered through over the past two years they’re probably afraid that RIM will cut themselves if they do any blade-waggling right now.Read more at Trend Micro (PDF)last_img read more

Im an optimist life is a wonderful gift Welcome to the world

first_img Take me to Fora 43 Comments Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 12:00 PM By TheJournal.ie Team Feb 18th 2018, 4:01 PM Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Written by Fora Staff and posted on TheJournal.ie http://jrnl.ie/3867576 Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: “Have more role models that people can identify with in their own communities as opposed to always look to the big, international Richard Bransons of the world.“We need to highlight the role of the local engineer or local food factory, whatever it might be. Education is where it starts.”It comes as no surprise that Gallagher hasn’t ruled out a career in politics – and it’s fair to say that many people would happily buy into his vision of Ireland as a utopia for “flourishing” small businesses and “a vibrant, thriving FDI sector”.Dragons’ DenEven when it comes to backing the wrong horse, Gallagher is an immovable optimist.He doesn’t have a figure for how much money he invested – or lost – throughout his three years on RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den, but that doesn’t matter:“The real investment is not so much in the money as in spending time and trying to nurture the companies.I think the most important thing about Dragons’ Den is that it did start a whole conversation about people seeing regular individuals and couples as entrepreneurs.“It creates something that people can emulate. I’m a great believer that people cannot be what they cannot see. If they see people who are like themselves starting a business, it gives them the confidence to grow themselves.” Seán Gallagher Source: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ieEven when asked if there are any duds he wish he’d never sunk his money into, Gallagher only sees the upside:“Some of the ones I backed ultimately didn’t work out, but it’s like everything in business: entrepreneurs go through experience, there is no such thing as failure – there is only feedback. If things don’t work out, you learn from that.”FailureGallagher’s ultimate dream for the Republic is to turn it into a playground for entrepreneurs to try to test ideas – and if those ideas don’t work out, so be it.“We sometimes think when people fail that it’s unnatural, but failure is a natural process of being an entrepreneur. If you’re in America, it’s a badge of honour. You’re on your way to ultimate success. We need to see that here,” he says.We have to stop this whole attitude in Ireland of criticising people who fail. If you criticise your children because they fail at something, they’ll never learn, they’ll never try new things, they’ll never innovate.“We need to see failure as a natural stepping stone to success and to risk-taking. That’s at the heart of being an entrepreneur.”It’s clear that in the world of Seán Gallagher, the glass can only ever be half full. He attributes that positive attitude to his teenage years spent in his local Foróige youth development club.“It was there I learned about what would now be called life coaching, where you are not a passive recipient in your life, that life doesn’t happen to you, but that it is in fact created by you,” he says.He was also heavily influenced by his time in America, where he was mentored by Jack Canfield, the co-author of the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.“I’ve always been focused on personal growth,” Gallagher says.I have a simple policy I live with, which I call my three Gs: goals, growth and gratitude. I set goals all the time so I have things to achieve. It’s all about becoming the best person you can be.“I’m an optimist on the basis that life is a wonderful gift. I start every single day of my life with 10 or 15 minutes of gratitude before I meet the day. To say all the things I’m grateful for: my health, my faculties, my abilities, my family, my community, my work.“That sets me up to see that everything I meet in life are challenges to overcome, but in the context that we already have so much to be grateful for.”Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie SEÁN GALLAGHER IS a relentless optimist.On Brexit, there are challenges – but also a green field of opportunities. Ask him about how US tax policy might interfere with foreign investment here and he’ll tell you that Ireland is well able to look after itself.When it comes to regional development, all rural businesses need to thrive are better roads, broadband and services.In the world of Seán Gallagher, everyone has untapped entrepreneurial potential and the power to make useful contributions to society.“I’ve learned in life that you should never worry about the things over which you have no control. You should focus instead on the things we do have control over,” he tells Fora.When writing about Gallagher, it’s hard to pin down his most appropriate job title because of the myriad roles the businessman fills. He’s the CEO of a multimillion-euro real estate firm, he’s a founder and he sits on numerous company boards.He’s also an investor, a mentor, a motivational speaker, a writer, an ex-Dragons’ Den star – and was close to becoming the country’s president. Perhaps he is best summarised in his own words: “I’m an unapologetic champion for SMEs.”Throughout the 2011 presidential campaign, Gallagher was positioned as ‘the business candidate’, the one who would help Ireland get its mojo back at a time when the country was on its knees.He envisioned the recovery that would later be dubbed ‘the Celtic Phoenix’ in the intervening seven years. Gallagher with President Michael D Higgins Source: Julien Behal/PA Archive/PA ImagesWhile Gallagher’s glad to see that we’re in much better shape now, the Cavan man hasn’t lost the spirit that helped carry him to second place in a race to Áras an Uachtaráin that ended in that controversial final debate on RTÉ’s Frontline.“I love to see businesses developing and I love to see individuals growing and making a contribution. I find that energising,” he says.‘I don’t do a lot of downtime’Gallagher was recently appointed president of US pharmaceutical and health company Nutribrand. He also sits on the board of pharma engineering firm Team Horizon and is chief executive of Clyde Real Estate.When asked how he manages to juggle his various roles, Gallagher says his secret is to simply get up early and go to bed late:I don’t do a lot of downtime because I enjoy all the various things I’m doing. They’re all forms of relaxation for me.Every week in the Sunday Independent, Gallagher profiles an Irish SME. He’s written about everything from Teeling Whiskey to frozen food firm Strong Roots – a collection which will soon be compiled into a book, Secrets to Success.He says the collection will “celebrate and recognise the role of entrepreneurs and showcase to others the lessons learned by entrepreneurs”.“I’m a great champion of SMEs and I know how lonely and challenging it can be for an entrepreneur to get up and running and start to grow their business.”Small- and mid-sized firms make up 99% of all Irish enterprises, but Gallagher believes entrepreneurs are “totally under-acknowledged and recognised for the effort and the risks they take”.“They not only contribute to the economy and provide all the wealth and tax that goes to running the public sector … but they are also important for creating jobs for people to have dignity and the ability to contribute to society,” he says.“SMEs employ people in regions of the country where multinationals never can and so they are really the glue that holds many of our communities together.”PoliticsGallagher peppers his speech with inspirational, self help-style advice – “the degree to which you succeed in business is the degree to which you’re willing to fail” – and likes to make big, sweeping political statements.For example, when asked what policies he would like to see the government introduce to make life easier for the SME sector, Gallagher says: “There are a variety of things that would help develop and nurture a more entrepreneurial culture.”I think the earlier we get young people having conversations around business and looking at how to become problem solvers rather than information collectors, the better. ‘I’m an optimist – life is a wonderful gift’: Welcome to the world of Seán Gallagher The one-time presidential candidate explains why he’s so bullish on the future for Ireland. 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JAMAICA Excessive Sugar a Clear and Present Danger

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, March 14, 2018 – Montego Bay – The health dangers of too much added sugar in the diet was among matters discussed at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, held recently in Montego Bay.  According to conference officials, consuming an excessive amount of sugar continues to be a major health issue throughout the region and is a major contributor to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and obesity.For Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, excess sugar in the diet is a “clear and present danger”.“When I was a little boy growing up, we used to drink sugar and water… that was the cheapest thing. All we did was mix the sugar with the water and it quenched the thirst.  But we have gone beyond that stage now where we have to be far more discriminatory about what we consume,” he pointed out in an interview with JIS News.He noted that many persons are consuming too much sweet foods and drinks and are now suffering the consequences.“The fact of the matter is that we are having a serious problem and it ends up costing us in healthcare,” he said.He is imploring persons to cut back on their sugar intake. “Most of us who are in the habit of having two teaspoons of sugar in our coffee should try and reduce that to one,” he suggested.“We have to pay attention to the nutritional value of the food. It is not a matter of asking people to deny themselves of things that they want to eat. We just have to be smart and know that there are health risks that can be fatal,” he pointed out.Excessive sugar contributes to high blood pressure and raises the risk of heart disease.  Research shows that raised blood glucose accounts for 21 per cent of heart disease and 13 per cent of stroke mortality worldwide, amounting to about 3.16 million deaths a year.  Sugar can also suppress the immune system, leading to conditions such as arthritis, allergies, asthma and multiple sclerosis, and impair defences against Candida or yeast infection.Mr. Samuda said the FAO has and will continues to lead the fight to promote healthy eating in order to reduce diet-related conditions.  He further noted that the time has come for a serious sit-down with manufacturers of sweet drinks and other items with heavy sugar content to see how best the sugar can be minimised.“We have to take this into question,” he says.  “We produce sugar locally and we use it in our drinks and baked products. We have to find some common ground where we do not undermine the integrity and taste of the products,” he pointed out.In the meantime, Director General of the FAO, Dr. José Graziano da Silva, said that so serious are the problems resulting from heavy sugar intake that some counties have barred the sale of certain products in school canteens.“Other measures have also been implemented to counter what is a serious global problem and one that the FAO takes very seriously,” he noted.  “We have to, in a responsible way, implement policies. Everyone, from governments, families, consumers, makers of products, have to come together to have a complete review of what is happening and also the way forward,” he added.He noted that diabetes is a big problem across the LAC region, fueled not only by high sugar intake but also poor lifestyle habits.“There has to be a change in our health habits and the way we market our foods to the consumers.  There will be resistance, for sure, but we have to be steadfast in our approach,” he pointed out.Release: Garwin Davis Related Items:last_img read more

4th Plain bus rapid transit design perused

first_imgo What: Second BRT design workshop.o When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.o Where: C-Tran administrative office, 2425 N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver.C-Tran planners on Wednesday offered the most detailed look yet at what a bus rapid transit system could look like on Vancouver’s crowded Fourth Plain corridor.About a dozen people gathered at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall for a hands-on design workshop to offer their thoughts on what doesn’t work on the corridor and what does. Planners also steered participants through three-dimensional computer models showing what new boarding stations and stops along a revamped Fourth Plain could look like.C-Tran has spent most of this year seriously exploring the idea of bus rapid transit (BRT). On Wednesday, C-Tran Executive Director Jeff Hamm characterized the project as only the latest step in Fourth Plain’s development over the years.“Fourth Plain didn’t always look like it does today. It evolves. It changes,” Hamm said. “I think we’re at one of those points now.”BRT works by using any number of features — larger vehicles, raised boarding stations, dedicated bus lanes and specialized traffic signals among them — to move passengers more smoothly and reliably. A system on Fourth Plain wouldn’t necessarily use all of those tools, but rather some combination of them in different parts of the corridor.last_img read more

Whipple Creek Park group fights to protect old mill

first_imgAnita Will has worked for years to keep a historic mill near Whipple Creek from tumbling down.A product of Day Hilborn, perhaps Southwest Washington’s most prominent architect of the mid-20th century, the mill is in a rugged state of disrepair. It’s getting “hammered” with graffiti, says Will. And despite the work to clean it, the spray paint just has a way of coming back again and again.For more information on the group, visit its Facebook page or its website.“Look, there’s more I tried hours to clean,” she says, pointing out the muted orange letters on the mill’s eastern wall.The structure has lost its mill look, as well. The water wheel is gone, the roof is caved in and the walls aren’t exactly all there.Bottom line: this old mill needs some work.So it’s a good thing people like Will love it so much. And it really helps that the structure is nestled into the forest enclave of Whipple Creek Park.The park is a beauty in its own right. A 300-acre forest enclave with miles of trails helping hikers, cyclists and equestrians get lost in spots where the sun can’t properly heat the cool air beneath the canopy.last_img read more

Foreign and Commonwealth Office launches new financial tool for 12500 employees

first_imgThe Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has launched an online financial tool as part of an updated financial wellbeing offering to staff.Money Wizard, which launched on 4 June 2018, was created by Wealth Wizards, and is designed to help and support the financial wellbeing of the FCO’s 12,500 employees.The Money Wizard tool provides FCO employees with help and advice, recognising their financial priorities and strategically implementing a series of tools and tips around how to improve their financial health.This product enhances the organisation’s current offer, broadening the financial education and budgeting provision to staff.Money Wizard is designed specifically to help employees understand what their priorities should be, and to provide personalised tools and tips to improve. Additionally, employers receive anonymised information on the areas in which their employees need help the most, so that they can design a strategy accordingly.Andrew Firth (pictured), chief executive officer of Wealth Wizards, said: “We are delighted that the FCO is adopting Money Wizard, our digital financial tool designed to support employees in planning ahead. Whether it is offering tools and tips or extended digital financial advice, organisations are increasingly seeing their employees’ financial health as a key part of their corporate responsibility plans, and it is great to see the FCO lead from the front.”Colin Lacey, head of pay and reward at the FCO, added: “Financial wellbeing is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is one of the key strands in the FCO’S overall attitude to wellbeing. We look forward to working with Wealth Wizards, who have delivered a solution through Money Wizard that will provide employees with financial education to help them feel more in control of their finances.”last_img read more

Local Pearl Harbor survivor 101 attends ceremony honoring victims

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – More than 75 years after the historic day, a ceremony in Dania Beach paid tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in Pearl Harbor, Sunday.In attendance was 101-year-old Joseph Iscovitz, one of the oldest remaining survivors.On Friday, 7News sat down with him and his family in Coconut Creek to hear the historic tale.Icovitz said he enlisted in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, and was 25 years old at the time of the attack. “I called Fort Shafter, and they said, ‘Japan has bombed us, Japan’s bombed us,’” he said.His son, Doug Iscovitz, elaborated further. “He was in a tent when the Japanese planes were coming overhead, and he could hear the explosions, came running out and saw the eyes of the pilots, saw the planes coming overhead and dropping the bombs on the ships, and the explosions,” he said.More than 2,300 Americans died Dec. 7, 1941, when 300 Japanese fighter planes bombed the base, drawing the U.S. into World War II.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Cameras capture vandals burglarizing Christmas decorations in MiamiDade Broward

first_imgAs crooks across South Florida look to spoil the season for many, Lopez has a message to those responsible.“Don’t mess up Christmas for other people. You’d hate for that to happen to your family, you understand?” Lopez said. “Don’t mess it up for other people.”If you have any information on any of these crooks or burglaries, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Several South Florida houses have been targeted by holiday Grinches trying to steal Christmas lawn decorations.Homeowners in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have captured crooks trying to steal Christmas decorations on surveillance camera, and they’re hoping the clue can lead to the capture of the vandals.Julia Lopez, who lives in Hollywood, saw on her home surveillance a group of vandals trying to take the light-up candy canes from her front lawn.“It’s upsetting because you want to make things pretty and nice, and they come and vandalize it,” Lopez said.One of the burglars from the group could be seen trying to grab the candy canes, but they didn’t get away with it.“They saw the moment of opportunity, ‘Hey, let’s get some candy canes,’ just to be mischievous or whatever and grabbed them, and it just so happened they were tied to the other end,” Lopez said.The vandals then bolted to their car empty handed from the scene near South 24th Avenue and Jackson Street on Dec. 11. “It hurts, you know, it hurts. I fix the house for Christmas because my kids come over and my grandkids, so they can see it nice, and here they come to mess it up,” Lopez said. “I’m just glad they weren’t able to steal them.”This is the latest crime in a string of holiday thefts.On Dec. 14, surveillance video captured a crook taking off with several ornaments from a Davie home.Police said the thief, who tried to conceal herself, hit several homes between Interstate 75 and Southwest 160th Avenue and took off with a laser light display and inflatable decorations.In another holiday heist on Dec. 7 in Hollywood, a Christmas crook was seen snatching an inflatable Santa as an accomplice stole Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas plushes from the front porch of a home on the 6600 block of Thomas Street.“They’re children here,” said a homeowner. “You’re taking away from the kids. That’s what Christmas is all about.”Another house on Dec. 8 was burglarized in Southwest Miami-Dade. In this case, a thief ran off with a pair of Mickey and Minnie Mouse ornaments from the front lawn of a house near Southwest 110th Street and 69th Drive. last_img read more

Bigg Boss Telugu 3 vote count online results One of Punarnavi Himaja

first_imgPunarnavi Bhupalam, Ashu Reddy and Himaja ReddyCollage of photos taken from TwitterIBTimes India’s online survey results show that one of Punarnavi Bhupalam, Ashu Reddy and Himaja Reddy will be eliminated from Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in week 5, while other four nominated contestants remain safe.Rahul Sipligunj, Himaja Reddy, Punarnavi Bhupalam, Baba Bhaskar, Ashu Reddy, Mahesh Vitta and Siva Jyothi were nominated for the elimination from Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in the fifth week. The voting process ended on Friday at midnight. Akkineni Nagarjuna is set to show the doors to one of them on Saturday and Sunday. All the viewers are excited to see who among the seven contestants would be evicted from the show.IBTimes India conducted an online survey to predict who would be safe inside the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in the fifth week. Our poll ended at 12.30 pm on August 24 and its results are out. Many viewers of this hit TV show took part in our survey and cast their votes to save their favourite contestants inside the house.The results of IBTimes India survey show that Baba Baskar is the top choice to be safe, as he has got 33.51 per cent of the total vote count. Rahul Sipligunj and Mahesh Vitta have received 20.75 and 10.83 per cent votes, respectively, and they are also out of danger zone. Siva Jyothi, who became safe from the elimination after she became the captain of the house, has garnered 9.48 per cent vote in our poll.Punarnavi Bhupalam, Ashu Reddy and Himaja Reddy have received 8.15, 8.37 and 8.91 per cent of the total vote count in the IBTimes India survey, respectively. All the three of them are in the danger zone of the elimination from Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in week 5. One of them will be evicted from the house this weekend. Bigg Boss Telugu 3 vote count – online resultsSome other websites also conducted polls to find out who would be eliminated from the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in the fifth week. Punarnavi Bhupalam, Ashu Reddy and Himaja Reddy are trailing behind with low per cent of vote share. This confirms that one of them would be out this week. Bigg Boss Telugu 3 vote count – online resultslast_img read more