Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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The National Weather Service rating of an EF-3 makes it the strongest tornado to impact Orleans Parish since record-keeping statistics began there.The operational Enhanced Fujita EF scale indicates that 3-second wind gusts were likely in the 136-165 mph range.Such winds did take its toll on a key NASA facility.As a former NASA scientist myself, I often find the public's knowledge rather limited on NASA's mission and geographic reach.Though I was an Earth scientist and research meteorologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland for twelve years, people would always ask me if I worked at Kennedy Space Center or in Houston.They would also assume that I did something related to the space shuttle even though NASA's mission is so much broader than people's perceptions of it.
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Your first conversation with a prospect is one of the most important parts of the entire selling process.Unfortunately, most salespeople have no idea how to start a successful conversation with a prospect.Instead, they just launch right into a pitch.Instead of ruining your chances with a salesy monolog about your product or service, it s time to be strategic about the way you talk to new prospects.Related: 7 Tips for Making a Success of That Crucial First Meeting With a ProspectSome conversation starters simply work better than others, and you should start using these proven talking points right away, every time you engage with a prospect.
Sweden
Internetspecialisten Bahnhof sparar inte längre kundernas uppgifter.Detta trots att Post- och telestyrelsen hotat med upp till tio miljoner kronor i vite om Bahnhof stängde av datalagringen, uppger bolaget i ett pressmeddelande.Bahnhof uppger att man har infört en effektiv metod för att radera IP-adresser efter endast 24 timmar."Ingen annan operatör sparar så lite uppgifter och så kort tid som Bahnhof", säger vd Jon Karlung i pressmeddelandet."Vad jag hört är det tvärtom så att andra operatörer fortsätter att lagra uppgifter om sina kunder i diverse olika system", tillägger han.
Finland
the minister said in January in its reply, that the network is functioning with the cooperation of the networks in the building has previously been based on largely voluntary.mps Jyrki Plant greens pointed out late last year in a written question, that the law of communication network of joint construction has not started as desired .the Reason for this is the plant I have, that the major network builders have priced the common construction costs too expensive for smaller fiber cable network of builders."the Large telecommunications and energy networks, the builders estimate the separate construction costs so high that smaller suppliers can participate in their own share of the common construction.the Small operators have also experienced that communication agencies have their own solutions missing too high with the estimated specific construction costs", the Plant wrote in his question.the Plant asked the minister for transport and communications Anne Berneriltä among its members , what action the government will take to secure a small fibre cable companies the opportunity to implement their projects the common construction procedure in the framework of the holding connection of the construction cost reasonable .
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The first look at Season 2 of Netflix s Stranger Things is here, and while the good news is that many of your Hawkins pals are back—including Eleven she s alive!, Dustin, and Will—the bad news is that they re staring down some terrifying new threats, including a giant spider-like monster and crimson-colored lightning storms.We ll see if they get stuck going round and round in the Upside-Down when Stranger Things returns this October.
Sweden
Apple har släppt ett paket med samtliga proffsprogram – Final Cut Pro, Logic, Motion, Compressor och Mainstage – till kraftigt rabatterat pris för utbildning.Studenter och lärare med tillgång till Apples butik för utbildning kan nu köpa företagets proffsprogram i ett paket med betydligt lägre pris än normalt.Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, Logic Pro X och Mainstage 3 kostar i vanliga fall 6 650 kronor men kommer nu kosta 2 100 kronor.Den svenska utbildningsbutiken har ännu inte uppdaterats med erbjudandet, men utöver USA har användare bekräftat att det bland annat syns i Kanada och förhoppningsvis kommer det rullas ut till alla länder som har en utbildningsbutik.Kraftig rabatt på proffsprogram är inget ovanligt och idag erbjuder många företag sina program helt gratis för studenter.Det gäller bland annat Autodesk och Microsoft, medan Adobe Creative Cloud har 65 procent studentrabatt.
Sweden
the Employment of large konsultupphandling has been a widely discussed and reported topic.First flagged the consultant that it would be the next example of fulbudande, with pristaktiserande.And then when it was clearly proved that the fears were true, that is to say, there were plenty of examples that the so-called enkronaskonsulterna showed up again.For just around the turn of the year came Förvaltningsrättens judgment, where the decision was that the contract must be made.Read also: Here is the public Employment service's new approach – "the digitization was not possible to operate from the it department"in Total, seven companies have överprövat procurement, Viati, CAG, Chas Visual Management, the IT House, Tobo Netsolutions, ÅF-Technology, and Enmanskonsulterna.
Sweden
Barsebäcksverkets new temporary layer has a 90 cm thick walls and began in the fall used for the custody of the nuclear waste.The 20-meter high gray betongbyggnaden is placed far out on the defunct nuclear power plant dock, close to the sea and the ship traffic, but within a supervised area.despite the fact that the layer is said to be temporary, neither is the municipality's building permit, or the permit according to the act on nuclear activities from the Swedish Radiation safety authority, SSM, for a limited period in any way.To build a private detention arose as a solution when Barsebäck Kraft AB, BKAB , which manages the Barsebäcksverket, wanted to get started with tearing down the reactors – and then it was not possible to place the reaktordelarna in other Swedish kärnavfallslager.one, the repository for low and intermediate level, short-lived driftsavfall in Forsmark, the SFR, is not licensed to receive reaktorskrotet and has, in addition, the lack of space.SKB, the Swedish nuclear fuel and waste management, apply now at the land and environment court in Nacka and the SSM to build out SFR.
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Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., is planning to officially unveil its initial public offering prospectus this week, setting the wheels in motion for what's likely to be the largest tech debutSnap was able to confidentially file its paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission in November because it has annual revenue ofSnap is looking to float shares to the public at a $25 billion
Sweden
Tips that will make your screen betterGuide Your monitor can do more than you think.Here are the tips that will give you better picture quality and can connect multiple monitors.When you are sitting at your computer, it is, of course, the screen you have in front of your eyes the whole time.But have you really looked closely at it?the screen Itself, therefore, not shown on the.
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The Honor 8 Lite strips away some of the Honor 8's goodness, but cuts the price, and keeps the excellent softwareWhether it intends to launch it on a wider scale at Mobile World Congress remains to be seen, but for now, Honor has made the Honor 8 Lite official in Finland, following rumors of the device s existence spread over the past weeks.The addition of the word Lite to the name should give you a clue about the differences between it and the full Honor 8 phone.That s right, this is a midlevel device, and doesn t have the Honor 8 s cool dual-lens rear camera.The Honor 8 Lite is up for pre-order in Finland through retailer Expert, with a delivery date of February 17 attached, and a price of 270 euros.It joins a post on Instagram by Huawei Finland Huawei is Honor s technical partner and parent company showing the phone, and saying pre-orders have already begun.
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Deciding who should receive affiliate-marketing commissions is increasingly important.Content-based affiliates that typically introduce new customers to brands started seeing a steady decline in conversions.This attribution technology allows affiliate managers to place a value on specific touch points in the clickstream.Rules vary from ignoring the closing affiliate to splitting commissions for all affiliates involved in the transaction process.Bloggers, influencers, and social media marketers are being heavily recruited to affiliate marketing.Consumers do not necessarily shop only on their favorite ecommerce stores.
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As if the ocean wasn t already full of nightmares, researchers at MIT have developed a soft and flexible robot made of hydrogel, a material composed mostly of water.The new bot is quick, strong, and almost completely invisible when submerged, allowing it to snatch up fish before they even realise they re being tracked.On land, the hydrogel robot would be as intimidating as a bowl full of Jello, but when it s under water, its neutral buoyancy allows it to move around without the need for complex hydraulics or electric motors.Made up of what appear to be a series of hollow, connected rubbery cubes, these bizarre robots are brought to life by simply pumping water in or out of their inner chambers, which causes them to curl up or unfurl.The movements are undoubtedly basic, but they re still enough to allow the robot to sneak up and snatch a fish like a real sea predator.At a core level, the muscles in your body don t do much more than expand and contract, so these prototype hydrogel robots might just be the start of more complex creations.
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When it comes to negotiating, preparation is key.To get what you re after, you have to be ready to counter any and all possible rejections.According to Michael Wheeler, a Harvard Business School professor who teaches negotiation tactics, having prepared responses is just as important as having a decent proposal.Wheeler explains to Business Insider: To get a yes, expect a no.List all the reasons — both good and bad — that your boss might have for turning down your request.
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Buoyed by Pokémon game sales, Nintendo beat its financial expectations for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, but overall sales are still lower than a year ago.Analysts expected Nintendo to report a quarterly net profit of 34.2 billion yen $301 million , up from 29.1 billion yen $256 million a year earlier, for the three months ending December 31.The actual results were 64.7 billion yen $569 million .Those numbers show that the strategy of Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima is working.He believed that smartphone games would boost sales, not cannibalize Nintendo s core video game business.And, in fact, the popularity of mobile game Pokémon Go boosted the demand for Pokémon Sun and Moon, which debuted on the core 3DS portable system.Nintendo was expected to generate 177.5 billion yen $1.56 billion in revenue during the three-month period, analysts said, down from the 221.5 billion yen $1.95 billion it reported in the same period a year ago.Actual revenues were 174.3 billion yen  $1.53 billion in the December quarter.Nintendo reported operating income of 26.3 billion yen $231 million for the nine months ended December 31, down from 42.8 billion yen a year earlier.Sales were 311.1 billion yen $2.7 billion , down dramatically from 425 billion yen a year earlier.Nintendo also had 16.7 billion yen $146 million of profit from its share of profits from The Pokémon Company, of which Nintendo owns a part.
Sweden
the Buzz around the Smart eyewear is reported to relieve the symptoms of presbyopia.Many, as they age, get with the times hard to focus your eyes on objects at close range, which may give rise to a lot of frustration when we try to read restaurant menus, newspapers, and the speedometer in the car.Presbyopia, or presbyopia, it is called, something that also affected the american engineer Carlos Mastrangelo, who is a lecturer at the University of Utah.But it turned out to be!During the CES exhibition showed Mastrangelo up a prototype of their so far unnamed smart glasses.In them he has built in a type of liquid lenses, which will make it much easier to focus your eyes for maximum sharpness.
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In their early days, many software companies find themselves asking which customers to target.That may mean choosing between small businesses and large enterprises; it may mean choosing if and when to focus on specific verticals.Going vertical is a big decision that is often made accidentally with dire consequences — the product roadmap can be compromised, competitors can gain traction in bigger segments, or, in the worst case, the company is pigeonholed into a market subsegment that isn t big enough for a good exit.This is why the sequence of operations is critical when verticalizing.Companies can minimize risks by trying this sequential, gradual approach.1.Sales success is the best indicator.Are reps focusing on particular industries?What s happening in that market to create outsized demand?2.
China
Recently Amazon launched the world s first no-checkout grocery store, which can detect what you take off the shelves, before charging you through your smartphone.Circle K is one organisation using software robots to provide the next generation of its digital workforce , across 120,000 employees in 12,000 global locations – like an early version of Will Smith s I, Robot.This creates more satisfied employees and improves customer experience.With the help of RPA, retail management teams are improving customer service, reduce processing times and making themselves more attractive as employers.To date, Hong Kong has been slow off the mark on this front.While Apple Pay has been available here for almost six months it hasn t radically changed payment habits – even though Hong Kong led the way with the Octopus card in 1997 and the city has 13 licenses granted for e-payment services.
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If the FCC had passed the modified cable industry plan, consumers would have been guaranteed cable company video apps on streaming boxes like the Apple TV and Roku, or anything that runs iOS, Windows, or Android.But despite having a 3-2 Democratic majority, Wheeler at the commission because Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel withheld support.When Republican Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, that was the death knell for the set-top box plan because it ensured the FCC would switch to a Republican majority.
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LONDON — The government is putting cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence AI , 5G wireless internet, "smart" energy technology, and robotics at the heart of its newTheresa May is set to launch the government's "Modern Industrial Strategy" on Monday at a regional meeting of the cabinet in theThe release says that the £4.7 billion increase in research & development R
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