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Digicel still eyeing construction of special needs school in Linden

first_imgDigicel is expected to forge ahead with the construction of a special needs school in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) – a move which had been halted by officials in the community due to issues with its location two years ago.In 2014, the sod was turned by then Regional Chairman Sharma Solomon, former Interim Management Committee (IMC) Chairman Orrin Gordon and Digicel representatives for the construction of the special needs school which never came into fruition. However, representatives of the telecommunications giant recently revealed that the company is still interested in once again venturing into the initiative.Speaking during the launch of the annual Linden Town Week (LTW) event on Sunday, the company’s representative Sherwin Osborne said Digicel is still dedicated to making the idea of the special needs school in the community a reality. He said that though the project, which had been initiated two years ago, saw some hiccups in its initial stage; it may soon come be on stream once again. Additionally, he pointed out that the company has had talks with the Government with the hope of making the special needs school a realisation. This was also reassured by Digicel’s Public Relations Officer Vidya Sanchara on Wednesday, who noted that though it’s a “touchy” subject, the company will nevertheless like to pursue it.Since there were issues with constructing the school at a site, which had been selected at Mackenzie, the company had been forced to abandon the idea, and Sanchara said funding was therefore directed elsewhere. She said provided that all goes well this time around, including the siting of a suitable location, Linden may benefit from such an initiative.last_img read more

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Reputation Management Services Should Practice What They Preach

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#Identity#web Online reputation has been measured by in-bound links through Google Ranking, RSS and feed subscribers and now, the number of social media shares on services like Klout and Echo apps. As new reputation systems have emerged, an army of deceptive users have risen up to game them via link farms and exchanges, fake profile generators and most recently, Twitterbots. It’s no question that social media reputation has become the influencer metric du jour, but we’ve yet to see an all encompassing platform that isn’t gameable. Social stock market site Empire Avenue is certainly no exception.Founded in Edmonton Canada in late 2009, the site allows users to sync their social media profiles to a Web interface and calculate a personal value and share price. From there you can buy and sell shares in companies and people on a virtual stock market based on the perceived value of their online reputations.Empire Avenue users earn virtual currency and reputation points in a variety of ways including:by successfully forecasting and buying stock that sees an increase in social value over time; by earning endorsements and recommendations; and perhaps most importantly,by reaching large social media audiences. But just as Twitter’s mainstream debut marked an increase in follower baiting and follower purchases, Empire Avenue’s rise in popularity has also lead to an increase in abuses.While the company has been around for two years and last year raised a $200,000 seed round, it’s only recently that a large influx of in-world traders have begun gaming the system. The site’s public chartroom messages display total strangers soliciting endorsements, requesting recommendations and making one-to-one stock trades of each other in order to drive up the in-site value of their brands and increase their virtual coffers. Basically you’re looking at chatrooms full of virtual collusion and insider trading.Basically you’re looking at chatrooms full of virtual collusion and insider trading. For an early-stage startup, this may seem like a great problem to have. It’s clear that if users feel the need to cheat your system, then your company is popular enough to matter.But from a reputation management standpoint, this poses a conundrum. How do you separate the wheat from the chaffe? It’s suspicious that super blogger Robert Scoble’s social stock price is rivaled by unknowns who’ve published less that a dozen pieces of popular content in their lives. As a reputation management system, shouldn’t your own company strive for trust amongst its users?If engagement in the form of retweets, comments and Facebook likes are the new measurement for online influencers, then Empire Avenue’s intended mechanics make it literal. But in order for any reputation-based community to be meaningful, it needs to mitigate against a land grab mentality and protect itself against unsavory users. For the company’s sake, I hope it’s able to tweak its mechanics and correct for this. After all, online reputation startups should know better than anyone that success hinges on whether or not your trustworthiness becomes viral amongst key audiences. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshirolast_img read more

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Knicks’ Baker to have season-ending right shoulder surgery

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pacers lose Collison for 2-3 weeks with knee injury AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New York Knicks guard Ron Baker (31) sits on the sideline with an injury to his right arm as guard Frank Ntilikina (11) looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Knicks guard Ron Baker will have right shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season.The Knicks say Monday that Baker will have an arthroscopic shoulder stabilization. It will be performed Wednesday by Dr. Answorth Allen.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The team says the expected recovery time is four to six months.Baker dislocated the shoulder and tore his labrum Jan. 30 in a victory over Brooklyn. The backup guard finishes with 2.4 points per game in 29 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

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