Public Utilities Department to implement changes after audit highlights oversight issues

first_imgPublic Utilities Department to implement changes after audit highlights oversight issues Posted: September 6, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Public Utilities Department is making some changes after a city audit found employees working to fix faulty water meters were taking twice the amount of time than planned.San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman was here to explain these new changes. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Scott Sherman FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, September 6, 2018last_img read more

NBCUniversal streaming service to launch in April

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Top 5 unanswered questions about Apple TV Plus 1 50 Photos Comment 2:21 2019 TV shows you can’t miss NBCUniversal is working on its own streaming service.  SOPA Images/Getty NBCUniversal, a streaming service from Comcast, will launch in April, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said during a Comcast earnings call Thursday.The service, which will reportedly be ad-supported, has been expected and caused some consternation among fans of The Office, when it was announced in June that the show would be leaving Netflix for the NBC platform in 2021.There’s no shortage of companies getting into the streaming business. Both Apple and Disney, for instance, are working on platforms. Originally published at 7:09 a.m. PT.Update 7:20 a.m. PT: Adds additional information about streaming platforms. Tags Digital Medialast_img read more

PaturiaDaulatdia ShimuliaKanthalbari ferry services resumed

first_imgFerry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Kanthalbari routes in the Padma River resumed after a five hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Thursday morning.Salauddin, an assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha, said the ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia were disrupted since 6:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog.During the time, four ferries remained stranded in the mid-river, he said.Over five hundred vehicles were waiting at the both ghats for crossing, he added.Ferry services resumed around 10:50am as the fog removed.Also, ferry services on Shimulia-Kanthalbari route in the Padma River resumed after a five-hour disruption caused by dense fog in the morning.The ferry services were disrupted between  5:00am and10:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog, said Shah Newaz Khalid, assistant general manager of BIWTC.last_img read more

Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

first_imgThe Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller will serve as interim pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church for 30 days, beginning Dec. 9, while a permanent replacement is identified for the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant who begins his pastorate, Dec. 9, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.(Courtesy Photo)last_img

The film theory

first_imgAt the closing ceremony national award winning director Tigmanshu Dhulia addressed the event at NDMC Convention Centre, Connaught Place.On the occasion, Sanjay Maharaj, actors Gagan Malik and N.G. Perera of the film Siddharth Gautama with Ariel Cohen, director of closing film, Take Mama were present and witnessed the event.The seven days long festival not only showcased films but also gave a platform to creative people. The festival celebrated the success of world cinema with other competitions like ‘Face of the year’, ‘Best  Singer’, ‘Best Painter’, ‘Best Poet’ and ‘Best Sculpture’ and also rewarded for ‘Best Feature Film’, ‘Best Documentary’, ‘Best Story’, ‘Best screenplay’ & ‘Best Short Film’.  174 Films from 39 countries around the world were showcased during the festival.Indian Documentaries like Women Prayed and preyed upon and The River with some other short films from other countries like, Aab, Magnetism, Please Forgive me were a part of the elaborate line-up.last_img read more

Madhyamik exam curriculum being reviewed Official

first_imgKolkata: The Syllabus Reforms Committee of Madhyamik — the Class 10 state board examination in Bengal — is reviewing its existing curriculum but not mulling any immediate change, a top official said on Monday. It has undertaken the process of reviewing the entire curriculum for Classes 9 and 10, the committee official said here. “The committee will suggest if there is need for any change in any part (of the syllabus), and the department and board officials will assess its report and implement the suggestions if they deem it necessary,” he said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseTo a question, the committee official said, since no changes in Madhyamik syllabus can be effected within a period of five years, there is no immediate case for a “sudden change” in the curriculum. The 2022 Madhyamik examination is the earliest when such a change can be introduced, he said, adding, the review exercise is a periodic process. The Syllabus Reforms Committee had in 2015 suggested changes in the Madhyamik syllabus, recommending more multiple choice questions (MCQ) and text-based reading.last_img read more

Does Your Business Need a Digital Transformation

first_img 3 min read For several years, digital innovator Maurice Freedman and his team had been developing a practice to help companies find an efficient way to transform their business, building a proven model for commercializing innovation. Here, Freedman breaks down the process and how it can help reshape and revitalize a company.What is “digital transformation”?”Most would say it’s ‘up-teching.’ That is, adding technology to an existing, broken way of doing business. But we have found that a shiny new app is not the answer. Technology alone is not transformative if processes are broken — it can actually be a distraction for the actual problem. Injecting technology often make matters worse, and comes at a great expense. Our digital transformation practice evaluates the whole process, from innovation through commercialization, to help companies build pathways to profit, using technology as an empowering tool. A tool is only as good as the teams using it.” Related: 5 Emerging Technologies for Rapid Digital TransformationWhat separates you from competitors? “First, real-world experience. Lots of bruises, some broken bones and a few glorious trophies. I’ve been lucky enough in my career to have been involved with many different industries: software, healthcare, consumer goods, military, media — some companies on the way up, and some that failed miserably. I learned the most from the failures. Failure teaches modesty, persistence and that the answer lies in the field, not in the lab. I’m on the ground, talking to customers, learning the market. When I’m not talking to customer and clients, I’m walking the startup aisles at tradeshows, learning as much as I can.”How do you choose the right technologies for a complex problem? “We start by lateraling — searching first for a solution, at least in part, from a completely different industry. Often, the problem may have been solved already, and at great cost. The challenge is focusing first on the mechanism of the problem, and less so on the granular details, and surface analogs. Most companies think their problems are unique or are so complex that is impossible to understand. But it’s not usually true. The supply chain for human tissue, for example, involves a massive amount of complex science, but as it turns out, an open source e-commerce platform can manage it perfectly. That’s thousands of hours of engineering, knowledge and testing under market pressure — inherited for free! It’s the same software I use to order socks.”Related: Five Tips To Grow Your Audience For Your Digital BusinessWhat’s the most important thing you’ve learned in all this? “With every new engagement, I have to put everything I think I know to the side and re-engage from scratch. Leave the assumed problems alone for a moment, and fully understand the customer experience. Everything else I do stems from that. Corporate tribal knowledge is often suspect, propagated myths about customers that they’ve never met. It’s like playing telephone with billions of dollars. You’ll never get the right answer purely from demographics, ethnographies, or a BI dashboard. Get with customers and show them products directly. Test, try and iterate in the marketplace. Put something as close to real as possible in their hands, as fast as you can. Watch where it fails, retool, and go again. And again. In the end, customer sentiment is not the most important thing. It’s the only thing.”    Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 14, 2018center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more