Photos: Former 49er, Raider Rod Woodson sells Pleasanton home

first_imgHall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson has sold his Pleasanton, Calif. home for $2.075 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The six-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath property that was originally listed for $2.35 million spans 4,592 square feet. It features a solar system, pool and outdoor entertaining area among many other amenities. The home was purchased in 2004 for $1.6 million, according to public records. Janna Chestnut with Alain Pinel is the current listing agent. …last_img

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Skygone Launches Marketplace for Cloud GIS Apps

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Skygone, an GIS cloud computing company, has launched a marketplace today for pre-configured GIS applications hosted on their cloud infrastructure. TheGISMarketplace.com allows users to search, compare, and buy hosted solutions from many leading GIS vendors.Currently, the software offerings include MapServer, ArcGIS Server , and GeoServer. Skygone says its working with other GIS software vendors and will add new apps to the marketplace as they become available.The pricing includes hosting, but in some cases the apps are proprietary and additional licensing fees apply.Skyline offers a number of enterprise services, including SaaS and system design. Part of their focus is on GIS services, including hosting, map caching, and app-enablement for GIS developers.With the increasing interest in and capabilities of GIS technologies, many GIS services are moving to the cloud to solve both hardware and software needs. And in response, many businesses are offering simple deployment tools and turnkey solutions for cloud-based GIS services. ReadWriteWeb reported last month, for example, that ESRI was offering a bundle with its ArcGIS Server instance launched on Amazon‘s E3 infrastructure.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Tags:#Announcements#cloud last_img read more

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Neverware Breathes New Life Into Schools’ Aging Computers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud computing#E-Learning#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img audrey watters There was once a time when students may have had access to better computers at school than they did at home. But with the explosion of consumer technologies, that’s not the case. Arguably now many students carry more powerful computing devices in their pockets than sit on their desks at school.Schools struggle to keep up with continually changing technology. They simply cannot afford to replace hardware at the rate with which upgrades are released. And as such, the technology infrastructure of most schools is severely lacking.Jonathan Hefter has built something that could solve that.Hefter is the CEO of Neverware, a startup that addresses this huge gulf between schools’ existing hardware and the demands of new software. Neverware provides a virtualization platform, what he calls “the ‘last mile’ in cloud computing.” Virtualized desktops aren’t new. There are several prominent companies that are addressing this for enterprise customers. But even though some liken school districts’ technology implementations to ones in corporations, there are some substantial differences – budgets being the most obvious.Neverware is designed lean. In fact, Hefter is currently bootstrapping the endeavor (although he is starting to look for funding). But the emphasis on efficiency isn’t so much about Hefter’s resources, as the resources of the schools he’s aiming to support with Neverware.Neverware’s flagship product is the JuiceBox, a single server appliance that when connected to a LAN will power up to one hundred old machines with Windows 7. In case you haven’t checked the system requirements for Windows 7 lately, here they are: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB hard disk space, and a DirectX 9 graphics device. So how old can those “old machines” be? Hefter says he “hasn’t found a desktop yet” that he can’t make run.The Juicebox generates a private, local cloud, something that addresses many of schools’ concerns about privacy, security, and reliability. Hefter uses the analogy of electrical versus gas-powered cars to compare the energy and environmental waste of the PC industry with the efficiency of the Neverware project. It’s a “single repository of computing power,” and with it, schools need only focus on updating one machine, not many. Currently Neverware is running in two pilot programs in schools in New Jersey, but Hefter says there are plans to go to market with JuiceBox in the next few months. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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9 months agoPSG push Everton to drop Gueye price

first_imgPSG push Everton to drop Gueye priceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are willing to sell to Idrissa Gueye this month.PSG are in contact with Everton about a deal for the midfielder, says L’Equipe.And Everton are prepared to sell Gueye – but for no less than €45m.The price is deemed too rich by PSG, which rate the player closer to €30-35m.Gueye is tied to Everton until 2022. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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16 days agoAC Milan director Maldini welcomes Pioli appointment

first_imgAC Milan director Maldini welcomes Pioli appointmentby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini has welcomed the appointment of new coach Stefano Pioli.Pioli arrives to replace Marco Giampaolo.”Pioli isn’t a gamble,” said Maldini.“We want to be leading lights this season, we don’t want to write this season off.“I thank Giampaolo for his professionalism. Three months ago, we were here talking about him, but this was a considered and shared choice.“If we go back in time, he was the right choice for a young team, but it just didn’t work. I defended Giampaolo because that was the right thing to do.“We have 31 games in front of us. We can still turn things around this season. We don’t want to still be waiting to become competitive in 10 years’ time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Comments Invited on Green Paper for Revised Policy for Senior Citizens

first_img The public is being invited to provide feedback and comments on the Green Paper for the revised National Policy for Senior Citizens, which is on the websites of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Story Highlights The public is being invited to provide feedback and comments on the Green Paper for the revised National Policy for Senior Citizens, which is on the websites of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, issued the invitation during the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week on Friday, September 21, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.She said Parliament is expected to complete the review of the policy, which will allow for improved social protection measures for seniors, in the coming year.The Minister said the policy will be the benchmark for establishing and maintaining a productive, healthy, meaningful environment for citizens, and it will redound to the benefit of seniors in an all-inclusive way.“We are confronted with the challenges of an ageing population, which will constantly require the Government to create policies and programmes to cater to the needs of seniors,” she said.The revised National Policy for Senior Citizens has established six major policy goals – increased participation of senior citizens in all spheres of the society; improved income security and social protection coverage for senior citizens; adequate and supportive health and welfare systems for senior citizens; improved independence, security and safety for senior citizens; enhanced family support systems and community solidarity from interaction with senior citizens; and strengthened institutional and infrastructural networks for partnership and collaboration.Meanwhile, the Minister noted that the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) will, in the upcoming year, be establishing a national registry for senior citizens.“This exercise will complement our efforts through the national policy in streamlining the agenda conducive to their growth and development,” she said.Concurrent with that, she said the team is also seeking to strengthen generational connectivity, through sensitisation workshops with some 800 secondary and post-secondary students, on retirement and lifestyle planning.Mrs. Robinson noted that the Council is working to promote active ageing through a range of activities, in particular through the training of 273 seniors over the past year in basic computer and information technology (IT) skills.She said the NCSC also staged senior citizen entrepreneurial empowerment workshops across all parishes, to provide small business management skills to senior citizens. She said Parliament is expected to complete the review of the policy, which will allow for improved social protection measures for seniors, in the coming year. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, issued the invitation during the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week on Friday, September 21, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. last_img read more

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New Brunswick election nears finish line with final day of campaigning

first_imgFREDERICTON – Atlantic Canada’s four Liberal premiers don’t always see eye to eye on major issues but the four were united on Sunday with the message to get out the Liberal vote in Monday’s New Brunswick election.“Keep it up, and double-down over the next 24 hours. We can take no vote for granted,” Brian Gallant told supporters at a rally in Moncton Sunday.He is looking to become the first New Brunswick premier to win a second term since 2003.The month-long New Brunswick election campaign neared the finish line with a final day of campaigning in what’s seen as a tightening race between the rival Liberals and Progressive Conservatives.The possibility of vote splitting, as the result of support for third parties, was a common point of discussion among the parties over the weekend.“Vote splitting could have us waking up Tuesday morning with a Blaine Higgs and Conservative government, maybe propped up by a third party,” Gallant warned. “That, in my opinion, would be the wrong direction for our province.”In spite of their differences on issues such as the federal carbon tax and softwood lumber, the four Liberal premiers rallied around Gallant.“There will be close ridings. There will be close votes. There may be people who don’t get around to getting out to vote without the effort that everyone in this room will give,” said Prince Edward Island’s Wade MacLauchlan.Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dwight Ball told the crowd gathered at the Moncton Press Club that he won his first election campaign by just 16 votes.“So look around this room. It’s easy to wrap your arms around 16 people. That’s the difference tomorrow in some of those ridings,” Ball said. “Let’s not wake up on Tuesday morning and say, ‘Could we have found 16 more votes?’”Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil told the crowd that the electorate is volatile and they shouldn’t take any riding for granted.“I need you to give every ounce of energy you have right to the final tick of the clock to get those votes out. I believe there are more Liberal votes in New Brunswick for tomorrow. The question is, are we up to the challenge to get them out?,” he said prompting the crowd to begin chanting “Four more years.”At a campaign rally in Fredericton, Tory Leader Blaine Higgs was asked about Gallant calling in help from his Atlantic counterparts.“It’s desperation,” said Higgs. “(Gallant) brings in political friends from the other provinces, but are they going to stay and help him? Is that the plan if he wins?”Higgs scheduled a series of rallies through the central and southern part of the province as he looks to close the gap.He appeared before several dozen enthusiastic supporters at a Fredericton hotel ballroom along with six Tory candidates from the area.Higgs touched on familiar themes to applause from the crowd, touting a fiscally conservative agenda aimed at bringing back a provincial economy he said lags behind the rest of Canada.He said it’s a formula that will put the party over the top at the polls on Monday.“I’m really excited about the potential for tomorrow,” he said. “I’m excited because we are going for a majority government despite what anyone might say.”The economy and jobs, along with fiscal management, have been key issues during the campaign, while the question of language in the officially bilingual province also played a lower grade role on the hustings.Gallant spent the rest of the day attending rallies along the east coast of the province, ending with the Liberal’s traditional final rally in Neguac.The campaign buses have to be off the roads and out of sight by midnight, prior to the start of election day, and have to remain parked until after the polls are closed Monday night.Higgs toured the northern half of the province on Saturday, saying a vote for any party other than the Tories will put Brian Gallant back in the premier’s office.Green Party Leader David Coon was in his Fredericton riding Sunday as was People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin, while NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie spent the day in her Saint John riding.The third parties aren’t expected to make big inroads Monday, although they may play a factor in vote-splitting in some of the province’s 49 ridings.Going into the election campaign, the seat count in the legislature was 24 Liberals, 21 Progressive Conservatives, one Green, one Independent and two vacancies.last_img read more

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Supreme Court loss pushes Athabasca Chipewyan FN towards Sovereignty Summer campaign

first_imgAPTN National News EDMONTON–The chief of an Alberta First Nations battling a tar sands expansion on its territory says he is considering joining Idle No More’s call for a “Sovereignty Summer” campaign after the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed its case.The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation went to the Supreme Court with a section 35 Constitutional challenge in hopes of forcing a regulatory review board to rule on whether there had been adequate consultation on Shell’s bid to expand its Jackpine tarsands project.The First Nation turned to the courts after having its challenge were turned down by the Alberta Court of Appeal.As is its practice, the Supreme Court gave no reasons as to why it refused to hear the Athabasca Chipewyan’s case.Chief Allan Adam said the ruling leaves his First Nation with little options. With plans for an Idle No More-Defenders of the Land Sovereignty Summer campaign of direct action in the works, Adam said it may be the route his First Nation will have to take.“It is more than likely that it will probably head in that direction,” said Adam. “What else do you have left and if you are backed into a corner what do you do.”Adam said the First Nation is also considering taking legal action against the province of Alberta.“It puts the onus back on the province,” he said. “The province has to answer to our concerns.”The case dates back to October 2012 when the First Nation launched a constitutional challenge asking the Joint Review Panel to rule on whether the Crown had consulted enough on Shell’s application. The First Nation argued that the expansion would impact its treaty and aboriginal rights to hunt, fish and trap.The panel ruled later that month it didn’t have the jurisdiction to hear the challenge and then denied a motion by the First Nation to adjourn the hearings. The First Nation then went to the Alberta Court of Appeal, but had its application for appeal dismissed.The First Nation then turned to the Supreme Court in January.last_img read more

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