Joe Gomez faces a spell on the sidelines after the England defender was carried off early in the 3-1 win at Turf Moor, which cut Manchester City’s advantage at the top to two points.Gomez will have scans on an injured left ankle following a full-blooded challenge from defender Ben Mee.“Burnley had a specific plan to be really aggressive and really physical,” said Liverpool’s German boss.“Joe is injured, and probably not only a little bit. We have to see what he’s like. We don’t know at the moment and we have to see tomorrow. It’s his ankle.”Burnley manager Sean Dyche made no apologies for his side’s approach as the hosts picked up just one yellow card, but Klopp added: “I’m pretty sure saying this won’t make me a lot of friends here, but that’s not the job I have.“I said (to the officials) after the first challenge, I don’t know who did it, but it was like a sliding challenge where the player came in from six or seven yards and gets the ball. Everybody likes it but I said to them ‘please, tell them they can’t do that’.“The referees have to make sure it doesn’t happen. You get the ball, nice, but then, boom, you get the player as well.– Klopp warning –“It’s like (10-pin) bowling and that’s exactly what happened four or five times. It was no foul but you have to be careful if you’re going in at full speed. I told the ref he needed to calm it down because the danger of injury is always there and we had to make a substitution of an really important player for us.“You can be aggressive, that’s OK and it’s part of football. Just be careful. Sliding six or seven yards to win the ball, these times are over and somebody needs to tell you to stop doing it.”Klopp’s decision to make seven changes from the Merseyside derby victory over Everton almost backfired until goals from James Milner, substitute Roberto Firmino with his first touch, and Xherdan Shaqiri sealed a comeback win after Jack Cork had given the hosts the lead early in the second-half.Burnley are only kept off the bottom of the table on goal difference after taking two points from the past 24.Following his 300th game in management, Dyche played-down suggestions of a spat with Klopp at the final whistle, insisting: “I just said to him ‘well done’. That was it. The reaction from our supporters at the end showed me they are still very much with us and that display was more like the standards we know we’re capable of.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (pictured December 2, 2018) helped his team make a comeback at Burnley after the hosts took an unexpected lead © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFBURNLEY, United Kingdom, Dec 6 – Jurgen Klopp hit out at Burnley’s physical approach as Liverpool were left with a major injury worry after battling back from a goal down to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Wednesday.A 12th win means second-placed Liverpool have made their best-ever start to a top-flight season after 15 games but Klopp revealed his plea to match officials to protect his players from a series of robust sliding challenges from the Clarets was largely ignored.
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Mr Kingsley Makhubela : CEO of Brand South AfricaThe South African nation brand’s dynamism and resilience has withstood a challenging year and has remained strong.This is attested by South Africa’s performance in the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Competitiveness Index which placed the country within the top 50 most competitive nations in the world and the second most competitive on the continent.To summarise, South Africa’s biggest improvements come in the areas of: health and primary education (up 6 places), labour market efficiency (up 6 places), technological readiness (up 16 places), and innovation (up 5 places). South Africa has also improved in the areas of: macro-economic environment (up 4 places), higher education and training (up 3 places), and business sophistication (up 2 places) while dropping in the area of infrastructure (down 8 places), institutions (down 2 places), goods market efficiency (down 6 places), financial market development (down 5 places) and market size (down 4 places).The Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance saw South Africa holding steady at number 4 of 54 countries on the continent. This Index looks at the performance of African countries in the areas of: safety and rule of Law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development. South Africa’s performance in each of these areas earns it the position of 7 in terms of safety and rule of law (up from position 8 in 2014), 4 in terms of participation and human rights, 2 in terms of sustainable economic opportunity and 6 in terms of human development, in Africa.The Brand Finance list of the 100 most valuable nation brands was also released in October this year. According to this list, South Africa is the 37th most valuable nation brand in the world with a nett nation brand value of US$ 225 billion. Brand Finance measures the strength and value of the nation brands of 100 leading countries using a method based on the royalty relief mechanism employed to value the world’s largest companies. The study measures a nation brand across the following pillars: goods & services, investment and society. These are divided into sub-pillars: tourism, market, governance and people & skills.What do these numbers tell us about South Africa as a nation brand?These figures tell us that South Africa is a visible nation brand amongst the global community of nations. This is something that all South Africans can be proud of since we remain a relatively young democracy.Our performance in these indices equally tell us that work needs to be done to ensure that we address the challenges that impact negatively on the nation brand and our global competitiveness. This includes, amongst others, areas of education, healthcare, policy cohesion. However, we can again feel confident that the National Development Plan has also highlighted similar areas and work is underway to decisively deal with these challenges. Addressing these challenges systemically will see South Africa increase its global competitiveness.The numbers equally tell us that South Africa’s dynamism, energy, industriousness and personality encapsulated by the national pay-off line, Inspiring New Ways – continues to contribute to our nation brand equity.Domestic and international challenges aside, South Africa has all the ingredients to move ahead as a globally competitive nation. This will however require the concerted effort of each citizen in our country since ultimately, the nation brand reflects each of us.The South African people are at the heart of this democracy. It is the people of this country who make our country great and it is the people of our country who show the world who South Africa is. Brand South Africa thanks you for playing your part and carrying the South African brand with pride.Follow Mr Makhubela on @klmmakhubela Mr Kingsley Makhubela Brand South Africa: CEO
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Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against eBay for a non-competition agreement it had signed with Intuit. The agreement prevents either company from trying to hire someone from the other’s staff. According to the Associated Press, the federal suit says Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay (now CEO at HP) and Scott Cook, Intuit founder, were involved in forming and enforcing the agreement. It was in place from 2006 to 2009. Intuit was not named in the lawsuit because it had already been listed in a suit and settlement from September 2010 over a series of similar agreements with other companies (Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel and Pixar) not to hire each other’s employees. The current eBay case grew from the 2010 one, but is being treated as a separate suit. Competition Doesn’t Hurt, But Limiting Opportunity DoesTech companies are in constant competition when trying to find qualified people to work for them. Acting Assistant Attorney General Joseph Waylan said in the DOJ’s press release that the department believes eBay violated antitrust laws by entering into this agreement because it “eliminated a significant form of competition to the detriment of affected employees who were likely deprived of access to better job opportunities and salaries.”By preventing Intuit, or any competitor, from trying to hire their employees, eBay is trying to limit the options for its employees and thus reduce their leverage. This means employees might not be able to negotiate raises or better benefits because there are fewer places for them to go if their requests aren’t met. Bad Practice, Good Business?These agreements are illegal, and clearly hurt employees. But it’s easy to understand why companies are tempted. After all, in most states, companies are allowed to develop these kinds of agreements directly with their employees, if not with other companies. They see this as a way of protecting an investment. Employers put a lot of money into training employees, not to mention the access given to confidential information and relationships. Non-compete agreements help prevent that investment from benefiting a competitor. Michael P. Elkon, a labor attorney with Fisher & Phillips LLP, says that knowing who the winners and losers are in these kinds of agreements is up for debate. On the one hand, these agreements can be seen as depressing wages and preventing the “cross-pollination of ideas.” On the other hand, “They allow companies to protect their investments in employees and thereby create a more business-friendly climate.” He noted that in 2009 Georgia passed a statue that made the law more favorable for the enforcement of this kind of contract. But right now, Massachusetts is considering a bill that will do the exact opposite, making the contracts harder to enforce. In California, non-compete contracts between employers and employees is prohibited, except in limited circumstances. That could be one reason for companies to make anti-competitive deals with others in their industry. California State Attorney General Kamala Harris is filing a State lawsuit – separate from the federal one – based on the State’s stronger protection against anti-competitive agreements. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#ebay#intuit#Jobs Related Posts christina ortiz 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Kenneth Evans is a Content Marketing Strategist for Top App Development Companies, a research platform for top app development companies in the world. He has been contributing to various blogging platforms and Forums. Kenneth Evans In 2003: 0.8 devices connected to each person.In 2010: 1.84 devices connected to each person (more than double in only seven years).The appearance of smartphones has been crucial to increasing the number of things that people connect every day. The websites, social networks, also influence the revolution that the internet has brought to our daily routine. These aspects, which today seem so normal, have paved the way to the Internet of Things. They give a foot to sectors that have wanted to add to the technological growth that the Big Data offers them.Automotive, healthcare or logistics have taken giant steps and led the manufacture of everyday “things” that connect with computers at the service of people.But, in the IoT, how does that connection occur?Connection through an IP of the objectsThe objects with which people interact via the Internet have an assigned IP that sends information, data that they provide when using them, to a server. The way in which people relate to these data and benefit from them is to collect them. And the means to do it can be as simple as a Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth, an RFID or a QR code.Another example of this would be the way in which people interact with a SmartTV, uploading documents to the cloud, sending e-mails or publishing on social networks.M2M connectionWhen things connected to the internet talk to themselves, without the intervention of people, it is referred to as Machine to Machine or M2M system. Thanks to the fingerprint we leave with our phones, it is possible that the machines connect to each other. In this way, the Internet of Things improves our lives. The example that best represents this case is that of the Smart Cities.With the data that people share every day, the city councils can foresee jams, regulate the traffic or manage the queues of the public administration. Interesting, right?What is the potential of the Internet of Things?Many of the everyday objects with which people have lived together with have now come alive; smartphones, refrigerators, TV, cars, etc., that is, home automation in general.Personalization and individualizationThe IoT offers people an individual tour for each one. It allows people to personalize those devices, things or everyday objects so that it can give them the use that they are interested in.The Internet of Things allows an exclusive and personalized use of the everyday devices that people use and that are connected to the Internet.Currently, there is talk that only 1% of the things people interact with on a daily basis are connected to the internet. Can you imagine a world in which 100% of your interactions were digital?Differentiation of competition and product improvementBecause the internet of things allows us to personalize the product as users, as a brand, we can differentiate ourselves from the competition.The technological advance gives access to incorporate in our products the novel and current details that make possible our positioning as leaders of the sector in which we are present.We can process the data offered by the devices connected to the internet, with them, we have the privilege of anticipating the needs of users and win new customers.As a consequence, applying a cost reduction is at our fingertips, since the efforts in the improvement of our products are aligned with the real needs of our target.Now, look at the number of objects that surround us, for example at home: refrigerator, TV, washing machine, alarm, heating regulator and air conditioning. Do you imagine them all connected to you and each other?By 2020 this figure of connected devices is expected to increase to 22 billion, and by 2030 it is estimated that 30 billion objects will be connected to the internet.What do you think of the figures?Do you see them as possible or do the experts fall short?The Internet of Things and CybersecurityEverything that is connected to the internet is vulnerable to being hacked. Therefore, the IoT opens an extensive field of technological devices exposed to cyber attacks. The Internet of things brings us many advantages, as we are seeing, but it also carries risks.Are we prepared to preserve the security of an avalanche of devices connected to the Internet?Can you imagine the repercussions and gravity of a cyber attack on a hospital database?The challenge of Cybersecurity Cybersecurity faces three main challenges within companies:Companies must review their security protocols.New professional profiles are required that adjust to the demands of the cybernetic openness of the Internet of things.Increase the connectivity capacity of the servers.Perhaps these three routes also require a change in the use of information, for example, enhancing Cloud Computing.The risks of the Internet of ThingsThe use of our smartphones or PCs leaves a trail of activity. The connection of our appliances or our servers generates some records that make us exposed to hackers. Some of these risks are known, and we have even suffered, others are even to invent.For example:Phishing: identity theft or impersonationSecret hearingsAttacks DDos: denial of servicesTheft of passwordsMalwareThe Internet of Things has been a trend in previous years and will be the ones that come. And with it, hand in hand, also cybersecurity. Efforts must be invested in it so that it is understood in the process of continuous improvement. This is because we cannot afford the luxury of the first advance faster than the second.Examples of how we apply the Internet of Things todaySmart CitiesHow do you conceive of living in a house technologically evolved and digitally transformed outside of an environment that is not reciprocal? Has no sense. This is where the concept of Smart City appears within the global idea of the Internet of Things.It contemplates digitizing aspects such as:Transportation: making them more efficient and less polluting.Energy: reducing your consumption.Health: avoiding waiting in hospitals and optimizing the prevention of diseases.What we can expect as citizens of such a space are sustainability, low pollution, efficiency and that digitization is at the service of people to make our lives better. A great example is the already approved Paris Smart City 2050 project.It is the first European city to design an area in which they plan to build bioclimatic buildings. It intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75%.The DataLong 16The DataLong 16 is a clear example of how the Internet of things can be applied to logistics, improving the transport of food or health products. It is a small device, a datalogger, which can offer, in real time, the temperature of the product transported and its location.The monitoring of the data sent via the Internet allows controlling, for example, the temperature of pharmaceutical products that require the preservation of the cold chain to avoid deterioration.In the field of food, the DL16 is essential to keep food fresh for human consumption during the logistics chain.Apple Watch applied to healthOne of the challenges of the Internet of Things in the area of health is to seek better strategic solutions to cope with chronic diseases. Apple’s smart watch is being used or to be used by the most vulnerable patients, so that they are always controlled by their caregivers.Feedback occurs in which the watch emits alarms, reminders or advice to the patient, related to the habits that the patient must acquire.In this way, an intelligent watch improves the lives of these people. Not only is there the participation of the Apple Watch. The data they obtain is evaluated and helps to build better diagnostic models for cardiovascular diseases or even Parkinson’s. Related Posts Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry
Respecting and recognising the mother tongue and promoting it is vital for the survival of any civilisation, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has said. Addressing the valedictory function of the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) here on Sunday, Mr. Naidu said, “the colonial rulers always try to attack the culture by destroying the local language and we should not fall prey to that.” “Every nation must encourage their children to study primarily in the mother tongue, as I always say the mother tongue is your eyesight and the other language is your spectacle. If you have eyesight, then spectacle will give better sight. If you don’t have eyesight and if you wear glasses, nothing will be visible. Promote, propagate and write in mother tongue first, then go to other languages. All other languages are important. You should respect, learn and understand your mother language,” he said.Stating that promotion of literature was also an “impactful method” to preserve and promote language, the Vice-President pointed out the best way to do so was to use it extensively in everybody’s life. “That is why, wherever I go, I suggest to people to promote, practise and feel proud of their mother tongue. That’s why in the beginning itself I used certain Odia words,” he said.On the importance of poetry in life, he said, “what is needed is to encourage youngsters to take to poetry, literature, music, dance and other arts so that they can become an ideal citizen. I would also like to ask universities to encourage literature, arts and humanity education. We need poets, writers, artists and singers as much as we need doctors, engineers and scientists.” “Poetry should promote peace, motivate people to cultivate universal brotherhood, social harmony and tolerance, and poetry can serve as a powerful catalyst for transformation. I urge schools to make poetry reading and appreciation a compulsory part of curriculum,” Mr. Naidu said.