Preview of May 4th Website Release

first_img SharePrint Caption Contest 33 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeMay 4, 2012In “Community””Hammy” a Groundspeak Hamster Finds a New HomeJune 22, 2011In “Community”Earn New Souvenirs — Celebrate 15 Years of GeocachingMarch 23, 2015In “Community” Get ready for a new look and experience on beginning May 4th. will go offline for four to six hours on the 4th beginning approximately 9am PDT (GMT -7). Lackeys will be upgrading the database server to improve site performance. We will also be releasing the latest website update, which includes a sleek new design and interface for the homepage. Watch this screencast for a sneak peak of what to expect! Closed captioning on the screencast is available in both English and German.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Geo-Location App Sites Stake Their Claim

first_imgadam popescu Tags:#apps#web After a year of gaffes, idiocies and downright vile crimes committed by people wielding geo-location apps, the market for such software seems ready to address privacy concerns. The makers of some geo-location apps, dependent on heavy adoption and personal privacy have been fighting to scrub the dirt off location products, and it hasn’t been easy. But they do so in the face of services that have tainted the niche. There’s been a public backlash against Girls Around Me, Highlight and Skout — so-called creeper apps. These apps are used to pinpoint people, usually women, in a way that some say encourages stalking.One app aimed at a higher road is Here On Biz. It’s a LinkedIn check-in app for professionals, allowing people to network while traveling for work. The free iPhone app shows people nearby based on their professional practice and interest. The app shares their general location, in a list instead of a map. The generalities are a reaction to creeper apps. “We want the right clientele, We want the right people,” said Nick Smoot, chief marketer of Here On Biz. Smoot defined the “right people” as business professionals. Senior executives from Barclays, Visa and American Express are already members, he said.“Anybody who wants to show their location on a map to strangers is not the right person for us,” Smoot said. Another like-minded social geo-location app, GonnaBe, is billed as the platform for what’s going to happen next. It addresses the creep factor by keeping people’s locations private, and by marketing to people who already know each other.Less business-oriented, and more social, the app helps people post, share and browse friends’ social plans for free, without downloads, sign ups or profiles. Plans can be broadcast across a person’s social networks or only with selected friends who also use GonnaBe. If startups like these make it big, they could lead the way for the next generation of privacy-conscious geo-location apps. But that’s a big if. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Geo-location apps targeting businesses and professionals are fighting hammer and tong to distance themselves from failures in the consumer arena, and to prove that they can offer privacy. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

In Assam, neglecting parents will cost dear

first_imgNine months after tabling a Bill in the Assembly, the Assam government has decided to implement the policy of deducting the pay of employees who do not take care of their parents and physically-challenged siblings.The suicide of an elderly couple, abused and neglected by their son, in Sivasagar on July 1 has influenced this decision. The State government will also make changes in the service rules of employees in accordance with the State Population Policy passed last year. This will make people with more than two children ineligible for government jobs and election or nomination to the Panchayat and other local bodies. “The suicide of businessman-theatre producer Rajani Khargharia and his wife was painful. It reminded us of the PRONAM Bill, 2017, that was passed by the Assembly [in September] last year,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday, warning employees who treat their parents shabbily.PRONAM, which stands for Assam Employees’ Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring Bill, aims at “accountability for employees of the State government or any other organisation in Assam in taking care of their parents and divyang (disabled) siblings and in matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.”The purpose of the bill was not to interfere with the private life of State government employees but to ensure that their parents and siblings with disabilities, if neglected, could lodge a complaint with the employee’s department, Mr. Sarma said.Upon receiving the complaint, the department would then deduct 10% of the employee’s monthly salary and give it to their neglected parents and physically-challenged siblings, he said.The government, Mr. Sarma said, would also implement the two-child policy for jobs and elections to local bodies and Panchayats. The policy, passed in the Assembly soon after the PRONAM Bill last year, also proposes to disqualify MLAs ignoring family planning.“In case any MLA from the State flouts the family planning norms, say MLAs having more than two children, he/she may be disqualified from his or her membership and be debarred from contesting polls,” the policy, drafted by the Health & Family Welfare Department, said.Assam was the 12th State in India to come up with such a policy for barring people with more than two children from applying for government jobs, contesting polls, and from housing and other beneficiary schemes.“Assam is facing a dangerous population explosion,” Mr. Sarma had said last year to justify the population policy.According to the 2011 Census, the population of Assam increased from 2.66 crore in 2001 to 3.2 crore, with the decadal growth being 17.07%. Although there was a decline in the decadal growth of population, the rate of increase was at an unsustainable level, the government said.Various minority groups had panned the population policy as being anti-Muslim.last_img read more

Independent candidate, backed by BJP and Congress, wins Arunachal byelection

first_imgIndependent candidate Chakat Aboh, widow of assassinated MLA Tirong Aboh, has won Khonsa West seat in Arunachal Pradesh by a margin of 1887 votes. She defeated independent candidate Azet Homtok, who polled 3818 votes. Byelections were necessitated in the constituency after MLA Tirong Aboh was gunned down by suspected militants in May, two days ahead of poll results. In a rare show of unity, all political parties, including Congress and the BJP, fielded Aboh’s widow, Ms. Chakat Aboh, as a common candidate. An estimated 89 per cent of the over 10,000 voters had exercised their franchise in the by-election to the seat held on October 21.last_img

Prasad’s new job

first_imgLawyer-turned-politician Ravi Shankar Prasad of the Bharatiya Janata Party has been elevated as the new deputy leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha in place of S.S. Ahluwalia.His elevation is likely to liven up House proceedings as he will be pitted against Rajiv Shukla, minister of state for parliamentary affairs. However, some could see this as a family matter too. Prasad’s sister is married to Shukla.last_img