Google Invented Reading Lists?

first_imgdana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Well-known podcaster and RSS pioneer Dave Winer is critical about Google’s reading list patent. In a recent blog post, Winer explains how Google filed a patent laying claim to “a method of subscribing to a collection of feeds”. Winer’s own Scripting News discusses OPML file subscriptions or “reading lists” much earlier than the patent application and from what I understand, BlogBridge has also supported dynamic reading lists for years. The Google invention idea seems similar to the company’s Bundles product – a tool that allows users to create Google Reader lists and share them as either a link, widget or subscription. Nevertheless, Winer makes the assertion that Google should state the process of invention and apologize if the company is disproved as the inventor and found to have stolen from the RSS community. Given Winer’s prominence as a member of the RSS community, it’s understandable why he should feel frustrated. If you’ve got examples of “reading list” style references that pre-date the Google patent application, let us know in the comments below. Photo Credit: Mykl Roventine Related Posts last_img read more

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Consistently Consistent

first_imgWhatever your business strategy, it should be pursued consistently.If you have the lowest price because that is the value you intend to create, that should be how you compete. You confuse your customers and your employees when you sometimes try to capture more value. You don’t expect to pay more sometimes, and other times, pay less.If your strategy is to have the very best product, releasing and selling an inferior one damages your strategy. By releasing something that isn’t up to the standard you set, you lose the loyalty and the willingness to pay for something that is supposed to be of a higher quality, one worthy of a higher price.If your strategy is the best total solution, you don’t have to have the best price or the best product. Instead, you have to consistently deliver greater value through a combination of things designed to deliver greater value than competitive offerings. To execute this strategy you need to consistently create new solutions that match your client’s needs. When you stop collaborating and caring enough to do this work, you have broken your strategy.There are companies in every vertical that compete using each of these three strategies. It’s their consistency, however, that defines them in their space. You have to be consistently consistent in the execution of your strategy when it comes to differentiation, and when it comes to pricing.If you choose to compete by providing the lowest price and eliminating other value you might create, execute that strategy consistently and roll up all the targets who need that value. If you choose to create the best product money can buy, then refine your work and improve it, leaving no doubt that your product is better than any alternative. If you compete on the best overall solution, consistently execute that strategy, which means that you price according to the value you create, not what your competitor’s charge. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Girl burnt alive for resisting molestation bid in U.P.

first_imgAn eighteen-year-old girl was allegedly burnt alive in Ganeshpur area of Bareilly town in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The victim succumbed to her injuries at a district hospital on Monday night.According to the girl’s father Noniram, his neighbour Hariom had allegedly eve-teased his daughter on Sunday. His daughter had complained about the eve-teasing to Mr. Hariom’s sister Lakshmi.Mr. Hariom barged into the house on Monday during his absence and tried to rape his daughter, Mr. Noniram said. When his daughter resisted it, Mr. Hariom allegedly poured kerosene, set her on fire and fled from the scene. The victim was immediately rushed to a local hospital. As she suffered from over 90% burns, she succumbed to her injuries late Monday night. The local police had filed a case on the basis of Mr. Noniram’s complaint.last_img read more

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BJP fights a tough battle in Panaji by-poll to retain the seat after 25 years

first_imgAfter 25 years of continous dominance over the Panaji assembly constituency, the Bharatiya Janata Party sans Manohar Parrikar is fighting a tough battle on Sunday to retain its winning streak. One of the highlights of the Panaji by-poll is that Goa election authorities have tried to make the polling infrastructure 100% accessible, by getting the stakeholders into confidence over accessibility audit and a tie-up with EazyMov taxi operators to help persons with disability(PswD) voters to cast their votes smoothly. One of the 19 booths of the constituency would be entirely managed by PswD. Panaji has 115 such voters.The stakes are high for the BJP as far as the by-election to four assembly seats, including Panaji, holds the key to the survival of the BJP-led coalition government headed by Pramod Sawant ho succeeded Parrikar after his death on March 17. At present, the government has a thin majority of 20 in the truncated House of 36.In addition to this, BJP has been facing internal bickerings after it denied ticket to Parrikar’s elder son Utpal after allowing him to be projected as a front-runner for the Panaji ticket. The chances of a win for BJP candidate Siddarth Kuncaliekar, a former aide of Parrikar and two-time MLA (while Parrikar was away in Delhi in 2014-17 as Defence Minister) in Panaji hinge on the vote-splitting ability of former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, who is in the fray on Goa Suraksha Manch ticket. The regional outfit was floated and mentored by Mr. Velingkar after he was sacked as RSS chief in Goa following his fallout with Parrikar over the issue of medium of instruction at the primary school level. As the election campaign came to an end on Friday evening, both Congress and BJP said that they are confident of winning. CM Sawant dismissed claims made by the Congress about ousting his government soon.“Congress should not dream of forming a government. The dream will never be fulfilled. Our alliance and independent MLAs are all together. There is no question of the government falling,” Mr. Sawant said on Friday. Three assembly by-polls for the constituencies of Shiroda, Mapusa and Mandrem had been held on April 23.Both BJP and the Congress are currently tied with 14 MLAs each in the State legislative assembly.Meanwhile, Congress said that BJP would lose the by-polls 4-0, leading to the ouster of Mr. Sawant’s government. “The BJP will have to bid goodbye to its government after results are declared. The people are tired of their lies and misgovernance,” State Congress president Girish Chodankar said. The others in the fray include Aam Aadmi Party’s Valmiki Naik, who can play spoilsport for the Congress. Knowing the importance of the Panaji by-poll for his government, Mr. Sawant has virtually camped there for last several days and tried to undo the damage done to the party over the Utpal Parrikar-ticket issue. Mr. Utpal and his younger brother Mr. Abhijat too had joined the campaign. The month-long campaign was also marked with controversies which included a rape victim (who had accused Atanasio Monserrate, now the Congress candidate for the Panaji by-poll in 2016 when she was a minor) going missing and a mysterious assault on the BJP candidate Kuncalienkar. The campaign also saw the Congress attack Mr. Kuncalienkar, accusing of him of alleged scams in creating infrastructure for the Smart City project in Panaji, a charge which the BJP candidate has denied. Panaji has total voters of 22,485 — 10,698 male and 11,787 female. The constituency has seen a voting average of 60-70%, except during 2012 Assembly election. In 2012, Parrikar, who won the seat for six terms, won with a record victory margin of 6,000. The voting was a record of 78.85%.In the 2017 by-poll, Parrikar had defeated his Congress rival Girish Chodankar by 4,803 votes. Parrikar had won 63.47% of the total votes polled, while his opponent polled 32.56%.last_img read more

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It was important for me to win a Super Series title: PV Sindhu

first_imgEcstatic after clinching her maiden Super Series premier title at China Open today, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu said she was left speechless with emotions as she has finally realised a long-time dream.The 21-year-old Sindhu registered a hard-fought 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 victory over China’s Sun Yu to clinch the China Open, just months after becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver at Olympic Games in Rio in August this year. (Also read: PV Sindhu wins China Open for her maiden Super Series title)”It has been a dream for a long time to win a super series. After the Olympics, everyone was asking me what is next? It was important for me to get a super series title. Life changed a lot after the Olympics. People thought I will take a long time to get back. But I worked hard,” Sindhu said.”This is my first super series title and I am very happy, I have no words to express. Last time I played Denmark final,” she added.Talking about the tournament and today’s match, Sindhu said: “I played well. It is a great day for me. I just thought i can give my best, because I practiced hard. I was quite confident. From the first round it was tough.”The first game was very easy. I am playing her after two and a half years, she is also tall like me and we both are attacking players. I lost the second game and in the third I started well and from 11-7, I maintained the lead.”advertisementLondon bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth had won the China Open in 2014 and Sindhu said she was happy to emulate the former world No. 1.”I did what Saina did in 2014 and I am very happy.”Talking about her semifinal clash with Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, Sindhu said: “It was such a tough match, one of my best wins. There were such long rallies. I was so far down in the second, but I could come back. I thought let me just play and see. I had made so many errors. There were so many rallies, each point was a rally. She didn’t leave anything. I wasn’t tired. Even though we played long rallies, we had breaks in between. Neither of us was leaving the shuttle. My jump smashes worked in the end.”last_img read more

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French Open: I am playing my best tennis, says Rohan Bopanna

first_imgRohan Bopanna says he is playing the “best tennis” of his career after he achieved a personal goal of winning a Grand Slam title.The Indian asserted that he has matured as a player, who knows how to negotiate pressure situations.”There is a huge difference what I used to be as a player. I have played close played close matches over the years. I was not so nervous today as compared to 2010 (US Open final). Over the years it has helped me to adapt (quickly) to surfaces. Last two years I have been enjoying a lot playing on clay,” Bopanna said.”I have started to control the points better. I am playing my best tennis. I have matured over the years. I know how to handle those situations better. I have lost close matches, the Wimbledon semis, played the Masters series consistently. There were no nerves and that was a big difference,” he said.Bopanna won his first ever Major title with Gabriela Dabrowski, who became the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam trophy.The last time the Coorgy came to close to a Major title was in 2010 when he played the US Open final but had lost to Bryan brothers with Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi.Bopanna and his partner today saved two match points in the Match tie-breaker.It took Bopanna 14 years to realise his dream of winning a Grand Slam trophy after turning a Pro and he said it will take some time to realise what he has done.advertisement”I had fantastic past two weeks. It’s still sinking in.Maybe when I will be in flight tomorrow, it will sink in.”Asked if this win erases all regrets over getting close to Grand Slam title twice but not winning and also not winning an Olympic medal in Rio, where he and Sania Mirza were a set away from the bronze.”There was never ever any regret. Past is past, it can’t be changed. The only way to look is look forward and present,” he said.Bopanna said he made adjustments to his game and altered his style to get success on clay, the most demanding surface of all.”I have been working hard, doing the right things. On clay, I changed the way I play. I was serving and staying back and not just doing serve and volley. Practising with Pablo Cuevas also helped me get better,” the 37-year-old said.Recalling the crunch moments of the match when they were down by two match points, he said, “I kept telling my partner that we have to keep it in play and she came up with unbelievable return off Robert.”It’s a big bog moment for us, more than special. It was a personal goal for me to win a Grand Slam. It’s proud moment more than relief.last_img read more

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Jerry Springer And Sharon Osbourne To Attend Babes For Boobs Event

first_imgLooking for love this Valentine’s Day? How about a date with one of LA’s finest bachelors! Twelve mega-successful Angeleno men are offering a chance to win a dinner date with them, at the BABES FOR BOOBS live bachelor auction.Even better, all proceeds from the live auction portion of the event will benefit the Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, whose promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever.Jerry Springer is set to host this event, with special guest Sharon Osbourne, and official MC Michael Yo.All Babes For Boobs guests will enjoy a complimentary beverage and amazing tunes by DJ Bossa Nova. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet the bachelors and enjoy delicious appetizers.Dress to impress! And, don’t forget to bring a major credit card to bid on your man!WHEN: Thursday, February 6WHERE:El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036Event Timeline & Auction Details • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM — VIP reception with bachelors • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM — General admission • 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM — Live bachelor auction • 10:00 PM — Event concludesEvent details and bachelor profiles are listed at www.BabesForBoobs.com.last_img read more

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INTERVIEW WITH SUE ENBERG – DIRECTOR OF IN JESUS NAME – REELWORLD

first_imgWhat were the greatest challanges you faced during the film?The greatest challenge I have faced as a single parent and student filmmaker has been financial. I was turned down for every legitimate form of arts council funding for the film due to my status as a student. The majority of funding for the film has been paid out of my OSAP and OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) funding with one major exception. The office of the former president of Ryerson University, Sheldon Levy, came through with $10,000 for travel funding, permitting my crew and I to travel to the fly-in community of Fort Albany First Nation in August of 2015, a trip that cost about $16,000 in total. We also received some minor donations to assist with production. So, I have somehow managed to pay all of the crew with the exception of myself, Edmund Metatawabin, and our Executive Producer Tim Wolochatiuk, and have managed to cover post-production expenses as well. Our total commitment to getting the word out about the horrific treatment of children at St. Anne’s has propelled us forward despite lack of financial means.Our Executive Producer, Tim Wolochatiuk, really propelled me to keep moving forward with this film despite the incredible financial weight I was personally carrying. I think he is the only member of our crew that I cried in front of (tearful phone conversation one day, when I was at the breaking point). He reminded me that “filmmaking is very expensive,” especially if you want to produce a powerful film that will reach people. His nudge has brought the film to the point that it is now. What are your top 3 favourite films of all time?My three favourite films of all time are: The Atomic Café, Avatar and Thin Blue Line. Advertisement If you could reshoot any film made in the past 20 years, which one would you choose and how would you change it?I think if there is one film that needs to be re-shot or parodied it is Of the North. This ‘documentary’ montage by Dominic Gagnon is so insulting, not only to the Inuit people, but to Canada’s Indigenous communities as a whole. I have often thought that I would like to do a film that would wholly contest and de-construct Gagnon’s negative portrayals of the Inuit people. What’s the best advice you could give someone new to filmmaking?My best advice to someone new to documentary filmmaking is to excavate deeply (research a ton), show great respect those who are sharing their stories, be cautious in your interviewing methods so as to minimize harm, and adopt tenacity as your highest professional objective. If the story that needs to be told is important, never give up. Facebook Login/Register With: What are you working on next?Edmund and I are now co-producing the sequel film that will shed further light on systemic and systematic child abuse at St. Anne’s. This film which will focus far more heavily on obstruction of justice by the Canadian government (and possibly the Catholic diocese), and how the amorality of politics is re-traumatizing St. Anne’s survivors, many of whom are in their seventies and eighties. Advertisement Who are your mentors? (and why)I have many mentors. The St. Anne’s survivors who have shown immeasurable courage and strength. Grandmother (Elder) Pauline Shirt for guiding my feet all along the way. My first professor at the University of Toronto, now the Vice-principal and Registrar at U of T’s Woodsworth College, Cheryl Shook. She really helped me to understand that my perspectives on human rights should be shared with the world. Lise MacRae, my boss when I worked at CHUM Television. She put a lot of faith in my abilities as a middle-manager as a human being more generally. My graduate advisors at Ryerson University – Ed Slopek, Elida Schogt, and Gerda Cammaer – all of whom helped to guide my feet in the production of this film. And, the lawyers who continue to fight for justice on behalf on the St. Anne’s survivors – Fay Brunning, Suzanne DesRosiers and Michael Swinwood. And…no less importantly…Indigenous advocate, Linda Lundström, who has been one of my biggest psychological supporters right from the beginning..SUE ENBERG’S BIO:  Susan G. Enberg has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies from the University of Toronto (with high distinction and on the Dean’s List), and has recently earned a graduate degree, Master of Fine Arts (with distinction) in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Susan has been awarded numerous scholarships for high academic achievement and for her social justice activities.Susan is an independent documentary film director, producer, editor and photographer who recently launched her own production company, Susan G. Enberg Productions. Her first film, In Jesus’Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School, was co-produced with Edmund Metatawabin during her studies at Ryerson University. Prior to this, Susan had never directed, produced or edited any film projects.She is currently directing, producing and editing a second film with Edmund Metatawabin as co-producer. The sequel film will shed further light on abuses suffered by Indigenous children who were interned at St. Anne’s Residential School; this film will then delve far more deeply into litigious abuses such as obstruction of justice that the survivors are encountering today as they seek long overdue compensation for harms done to them.Susan has also recently completed a 21-minute pedagogical documentary film for the Toronto District School Board. This film, The Art of Reconciliation, focuses on reconciliation at a primary school in Toronto through incorporation of Indigenous arts, teachings and cultural sharing by Anishinaabe artist, Chief Lady Bird. Susan is the director, editor, and a co-producer on this film.In addition to being a documentarian, Susan is a long-time photojournalist whose writings and photography are wholly focused on human rights issues.center_img What inspired you to become a creator?I am a long-time creator…photography and writing have been some of my crafts for many years. However, I realized that if much of what I have written is delegated to academic journals, then most people in mainstream society would likely not know of otherwise hidden or covert human rights abuses occurring all around the world. So, I decided that a visual aesthetic could add great power to stories of people who have endured grave injustices. The visual aesthetic is also an empathic expression. We hope that people, in viewing our film, with take action toward correcting or shedding further light on current-day injustices that the aging survivors are having to endure. ABOUT IN JESUS’ NAME: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School is a poignant all-indigenous English and Cree-English collaborative documentary film that breaks long-held silences imposed upon indigenous children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario..What was the inspiration for your film?Around 2000 or 2001, I had been commissioned by a non-profit organization to write a children’s social activism curriculum for Grade 6 students. I had been self-directed the entire way through. However, when it came time to write the Indigenous chapter, I told the founders of the organization that I would be writing age-appropriate material on residential schools in Canada. Their response was, that if I was to write that chapter, the Canadian government would do everything in its power to squash the entire publication. To me, this response has compelled me throughout my years at university to excavate more deeply into children’s experiences at these institutions.In the fall of 2014, I continued with my research into Canada’s residential schools. It was at that time that I came across a short online article in CBC Aboriginal about Edmund Metatawabin, his experiences at St. Anne’s Residential School. In that article, I discovered that children who were interned at St. Anne’s had suffered the most horrific forms of abuse as well as torture. I was appalled that the Canadian media has not covered this ‘story’ far more broadly, for a sustained period of time. I was also very disheartened to learn that the Canadian federal government had not called for a public inquiry into the torture of the children. If you had to describe your film in three words, what would they be?Poignant, empathic, provocative. What appeal do you think your film will have for audiences?This first film is not the film that I originally intended to produce. My original vision was to produce a film that would be far more political, bringing in the stories of the past and the Survivors’ stories of what they are enduring in the courts today. But…in speaking with a number of people over the course of two years, I came to the realization that Canadians, many of them, remain either partially or wholly uniformed about the depth, breadth and severity of abuses at Canada’s residential schools. So, during the summer of 2016, Edmund and I decided that we needed the survivors to share their stories first, without mediation from myself or any others.It was decided that this film should appeal to a number of distinct audiences for various reasons: non-Indigenous audiences as a pedagogical tool; first generation residential school survivors as a means and a way to encourage them to begin to share their stories, and to embark on healing journeys if they had not done so yet; and for intergenerational survivors who may be hearing these stories – truly hearing them – for the first time. A profound silence has engulfed many Indigenous families for generations, largely due to the stigma associated with sexual abuse. SUE ENBERG’S FILM “IN JESUS’ NAME” IS THE CLOSING NIGHT FILM AT THE REELWORLD FILM FESTIVALREELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL:  CLOSING NIGHT FILMWHEN: Sunday Oct. 15th at 4:30pmWHERE: Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas – 2190 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6 Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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St Regis Hotels Resorts and worldrenowned C

first_imgSt. Regis Hotels & Resorts and world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten proudly announce plans to debut Fern, the latest signature restaurant from his global restaurant company, Culinary Concepts, at the St. Regis Resort & Residences Bahía Beach in Puerto Rico . Now under development and scheduled to open in fall 2010, the $172 million resort will feature 139 luxurious guest rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views, 25 Residences, the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, a world-class Remède Spa, oceanfront swimming pools, Fern, the restaurant and a recently opened 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., marking the island’s foray into the five-star-luxury market with its inauguration.“Chef Jean-Georges at the helm of our new restaurant adds a star amenity to Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club. His legendary cuisine is the perfect complement to the Bahía Beach luxury experience,” said Federico J. Sánchez-Ortíz, president of Interlink Group, LLC, the development managers of Bahía Beach.“I am very excited about becoming a part of the new St. Regis Resort, Bahía Beach in Puerto Rico,” added Jean-Georges. “I love the Caribbean, the rainforest, the beaches and the warm people.”At The St. Regis Bahía Beach, Jean-Georges will blend his world renowned repertoire of distinctive dishes with traditional Puerto Rican ingredients such as papaya, mango, yuca and coconut. He will also feature the bounty of local fresh fish such as grouper, wahoo and dorado.Born and raised on the outskirts of Strasbourg in Alsace, France, Jean-Georges’ earliest family memories are about food. He trained in a work-study program at the Auberge de l’Ill and as an apprentice to chef Paul Haeberlin, later working with Paul Bocuse and master-chef Louis Outhier at L’Oasis in the south of France. With this impressive three-star Michelin training, Jean-Georges traveled to Asia for positions in the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.It was during this time spent working and traveling in Asia where Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East. His signature ‘vibrant cuisine’ abandons the traditional use of meat stocks, instead featuring intense flavors and satisfying textures resulting from the use of vegetables juices and fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes. Jean-Georges’ culinary vision and execution have defined both professional standards for the industry and the way in which Americans eat.Chef Jean-Georges is the author of four cookbooks, including his best-selling Jean-Georges. Since earning a total of 12-stars from the New York Times for his four New York City restaurants, Chef Vongerichten has received numerous culinary awards, including, “Best Restaurant in the World” for his Vong restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel by Robb Report, a prestigious Three- Star rating in the Michelin Guide, “Chef of the Year” by Esquire Magazine and “Best New Restaurant” and “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Restaurant Awards.The St. Regis Resort and Residence Bahia Beach is set within a community committed to the preservation and enhancement of the environment and is adhering to the highest standards of sustainable and conservation-oriented development. An example of this stewardship is the recent designation of Bahía Beach as a Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, the first resort in the Caribbean to earn this distinction.Designed to blend seamlessly with the lush foliage and towering coconut palms, The St. Regis Resort and Residences Bahia Beach’s luxurious junior suites and one-bedroom accommodations will feature spectacular views from private open terraces of the sparkling sea to the north and the mountainous El Yunque National Rainforest to the south.Adjacent to the site of The St. Regis Resort and Residences Bahia Beach are the first of 25 St. Regis Residences, Las Estancias, majestic estate homes designed in a tropical plantation architectural style on spacious lots overlooking the ocean, golf course, lakes and El Yunque. One of the first to purchase an estate home was Carlos Beltrán, superstar outfielder of the New York Mets.In addition to the 25 St. Regis Residences, Las Estancias estate homes, the first Las Verandas golf villas were recently completed and are now occupied. New residential products currently under development include Las Olas oceanfront town homes and Las Ventanas villas within easy walking distance of Bahía Village.www.bahiabeachpuertorico.comlast_img read more

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Dutch cable operator Ziggo has completed the acqui

first_imgDutch cable operator Ziggo has completed the acquisition of business services telco Esprit Telecom following approval by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).According to Ziggo, the acquisition will help it expand its services for the business market. Esprit is active in the small and medium enterprise market in the Netherlands. The acquisition also includes Zoranet, an information and communication technology specialist that focuses on the retail sector.last_img

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