Zoom to Temporarily Lift 40-Minute Meeting Limit on Thanksgiving Day

first_img– Advertisement – Zoom has said that it would lift its standard forty-minute limit on free video calls for Thanksgiving Day to make it simpler for families to spend time virtually on the US holiday. The removal of the forty-minute limit for Zoom meetings will be in effect from midnight on Thanksgiving Day on November 26th to 6 am ET on November 27 (4:30 pm IST on November 28).The forty-minute limit on Zoom will be lifted globally, the company said in an announcement on Twitter. The temporary relaxation will be put in place for Thanksgiving Day “so your family gatherings don’t get cut short”, the post read. The forty-minute time limit has been a major restriction on the platform throughout the coronavirus pandemic, which forces teams to restart the calls after the stipulated time.- Advertisement – Many of Zoom’s competitors have imposed similar restrictions, including Google Meet (60-minute limit) and all providers charge extra for enterprise-grade plans that remove the limit and expand the number of participants allowed.Zoom shot to instant fame during the early days of the COVID-18 pandemic. The company claims that it now has close to 300 million users as offices across the world have asked their employees to work from home to limit exposure to the coronavirus. The company was also recently directed by regulators to strengthen its security in a proposed settlement of allegations that the video conferencing service misled users about its level of security for meetings.Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Nordic pension fund tenders €300m global equity mandate

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in the Nordic region has tendered a €300m global equity mandate using IPE Quest.According to search QN-2210, the scheme is seeking a manager for a value-focused fund with the freedom to invest in companies of any size by market capitalisation and in any territory.The fund is to be actively managed against either the MSCI ACWI Value or the MSCI World Value benchmarks.The pension fund will consider candidates with a minimum track record of three years, but five years is preferred. The performance record should be stated to 30 June and supplied gross of fees.Managers must have a strong focus on value investing and a “robust and long-standing value investment philosophy”.A fundamental, active approach (number of stocks below about 50), a proven process with a strong valuation framework, a relatively low turnover and a solid long-term track record are also required.The fund has an all-cap, all-country strategy, unconstrained versus the benchmark, with the ability to have a 0% weight in large benchmark stocks.The investment strategy should be led by a portfolio manager with a very long experience of investing in global value stocks.A stable and competent team of analysts, dedicated to the global value strategy, is also expected.Continuity is considered to be very important to the scheme – both the manager and the investment philosophy should have been unchanged for the lifetime of the track record provided, and the process should have evolved gradually.The portfolio manager must be prepared to take quarterly meetings to discuss portfolio and market development, positioning and performance. Strategies that have been created due to an existing strategy having reached full capacity will not be considered for this mandate.The deadline for submissions is 19 August.    The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgAP6, Dina Försäkringar, Folksam, Danish Pension Fund for Pharmaconomists, PGGM, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets, UBS Global Asset Management, Lyxor Asset Management, Hymans Robertson, Buck Consultants, Axioma, Confluence Technologies, Standard Life Investments, JP Morgan Asset Management, Xafinity, KPMGAP6 – Catrina Ingelstam has been appointed by the Swedish government as a supervisory board member at the sixth national buffer fund AP6, replacing Katarina Bonde. Bonde is leaving the board after many years as a member. Ingelstam is an economist and has experience in senior operational positions and directorships in the finance, real estate and insurance sectors. She was CFO at Dina Försäkringar, a partnership of 13 insurance companies, as well as at pensions and insurance provider Folksam.Danish Pension Fund for Pharmaconomists – Peter Bache Vognbjerg, chief executive of the Danish Pension Fund for Pharmaconomists (Pensionskassen for Farmakonomer), has decided to retire. He has been in the top management role at the professional pension fund since 2001. Before that, he had been CIO since 1995. The pension fund’s supervisory board has now begun the process of finding someone to replace Bache Vognbjerg. Pharmaconomists are professionals in Denmark who are qualified experts in pharmaceuticals.Abu Dhabi Investment Authority – Maarten van der Spek has joined as a senior strategist in the UAE. He was previously a director of strategy for private real estate at PGGM, having joined the Dutch investor in 2009. He has also worked for ING Real Estate Management (now CBRE Global Investors) from 1999 until 2008. He is a member of ANREV’s performance-management committee. AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets – Mark Gilligan has been appointed head of infrastructure equity. He will report to Ruulke Bagijn, global head of real assets private equity. Gilligan joins from UBS Global Asset Management, where he was head of European infrastructure. Before joining UBS in 2007, Gilligan spent 10 years as a lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now Kings & Wood Mallesons) in Australia.Lyxor Asset Management – Matthieu Mouly has been promoted to chief executive at Lyxor UK, subject to regulatory approval. Mouly replaces Pierre Gil, who will take on a new role within the Société Générale group. In 2010, Mouly became head of ETF sales in French-speaking countries at Lyxor, before being appointed global head of ETF sales in 2014.Hymans Robertson – Adam Porter has been appointed as an associate investment research consultant. He joins from Buck Consultants, where he was a senior research analyst focused on multi-asset, infrastructure and property investment managers. Before then, he held roles with Willis Towers Watson and RBS.Axioma – The provider of risk and portfolio management solutions has appointed Bao Chau Nguyen to the newly created position of head of regulatory and risk reporting. The appointment forms part of Axioma’s goal to expand market share in North America and Europe. Nguyen joins from Confluence Technologies, where she was global alternative investment operations director.Standard Life Investments – Imran Ahmad has been appointed investment director for emerging market debt. He joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was a currency portfolio manager.Xafinity – Paul Cuff has been appointed joint managing director alongside existing managing director Ben Bramhall. Cuff joins from KPMG, where he was a partner in the pensions practice for eight years and latterly head of the London pensions team.last_img read more

Palace to look into ‘pastillas’ scheme among POGO workers

first_img Panelo also ensured that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was not turning a blind eye on the so-called “pastillas” scheme even if the Chief Executive still had his trust on Immigration secretary Jaime Morente. MANILA – Malacañang said it will not be turning a blind eye over the reported “pastillas” modus by some Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel to facilitate the entry of Chinese workers in the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the Palace would look into the alleged scheme that gives Chinese nationals easy access into the country for a fee, once a formal complaint is lodged before the Office of the President. “The Immigration commissioner is tasked to do his job. Meaning, apart from the usual governing of his own territory, he has to know if there is an anomaly in his territory and respond to it. It does not have to take the President to do the job for him,” Panelo said./PN “Any violation, any transgression, any anomaly, the Palace frowns on it and will act on it if there are complaints formally filed before its office,” Panelo said. “The record of this administration speaks for itself. It never turns a blind eye on anything that concerns governance,” he said. “Right now, there is only an allegation. If there is an allegation, then, that must be proven.” “But Until he (Duterte) says otherwise, the assumption is he has confidence on him (Morente),” he added.center_img The unlawful act was dubbed as “pastillas” scheme, according to Hontiveros, because the grease money would be hidden in rolled bond paper like the wrapper for the milk candy. “Any complaint should be filed. Because unless you file a formal complaint, we will never know that there’s an anomaly. And even if these are being subject of talks in media, in columns, unless there is a complaint filed, we will never know. You have to submit proof so that we can do something about it,” he added. Senator Risa Hontiveros revealed during a Senate inquiry on Monday that Chinese nationals pay P10,000 as “service fee” to earn special treatment from BI officials when they enter the Philippines. “There is no sacred cow in this government. Duterte has repeatedly said, ‘If it’s against the interest of the people and general welfare, I’ll stop it.’ This is the kind of President we have,” he said. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says there is no need yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) unlike Luzon. Still, people there are always required to observe physical and social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. last_img read more

Great Value ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty recalled for Salmonella

first_imgGeorge’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty items were produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019 and May 9, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]24.92-oz. packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with use by date of 10/16/19 and lot code 1091971894.24.92-oz. packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties” with use by date of 10/24/19 and lot code 1171971897.35.6-oz. packages containing “Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with use by date of 11/03/19 and lot code 1271972894 or use by date 11/05/19 and lot code 1291972894.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M2206T or P-2260T” printed on the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.                         The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that the firm’s third-party cold storage facility had inadvertently shipped the ready-to-eat products to commerce.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumption of ready-to-eat food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care providerlast_img read more

Schneiderlin ‘should have seen red’

first_img West Ham themselves were fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men after a Joey O’Brien lunge on Adam Lallana with 20 minutes remaining, but Allardyce feels Schneiderlin’s tackle would have been the difference. “We feel a bit disappointed that Schneiderlin is still on the pitch – we didn’t even get a free kick – because it’s a two-footed challenge,” the Hammers boss told Sky Sports 1. “(With) two-footed challenges, we have been told by everyone in the referees’ department from Mike Riley down, there is no other choice but a straight red – this one we didn’t even get a free kick. “I can’t for the life of me [understand] – Andre (Marriner) is such an experienced referee now, how he didn’t see that. “For me that was a disappointment. It’s in the end kept them with 11 men on the field when the law was supposed to be they should only have had 10 men which would have given us a better chance of winning. “But I’m happy with a point. I can’t affect what the referees do, it’s not my job.” In the end, Allardyce had goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen to thank for keeping the Saints at bay. The oldest man on the pitch produced fine saves to deny Dani Osvaldo, Schneiderlin and Rickie Lambert, who also hit the post minutes into the second half. Sam Allardyce felt West Ham were denied victory at Southampton by referee Andre Marriner’s decision not to send off Morgan Schneiderlin. The teams fought out a goalless draw in difficult conditions at St Mary’s, although things could have been much different had the French midfielder been sent off. Allardyce felt Schneiderlin should have been dismissed for a poor first-half tackle on Mohamed Diame, for which Marriner did not even award a free-kick. Those missed chances almost allowed West Ham to snatch a late winner, only for the otherwise impressive James Collins to blaze over. “We could have won it at the end when the chance he had was probably our best chance of the game, unfortunately for him it’s fell to the centre half,” Allardyce said. “At the end of the day that far out he should at least hit the target but overall (it was) a decent performance. “Defensively we showed how good we are, I think we have only conceded one goal in four games, but we just can’t find the back of the net. “Three games without a goal is my concern – it’s not as if we haven’t created any chances or good opportunities in and around the final third today to try and score but it’s just eluding us at the moment. “When a golden chance falls that late in the game you want to put it in and walk away with all three points.” Like Allardyce, Southampton counterpart Mauricio Pochettino also felt his side deserved to win. “We created the better chances, we were much closer than they were to actually getting a victory today,” the Argentinian said. “But in football, it is not just about creating chances, you need to be make them into goals. Today we weren’t able to do it and we are frustrated by that. “I am pleased with all of my players – they all played well and put in a great effort today. “On the one hand, I am a bit frustrated because we didn’t get the three points but I’m pleased, as they all played well today.” Considering Southampton’s abundance of attacking options, their lack of goals this campaign has been frustrating for Pochettino. Osvaldo has yet to find the net since his club record move from Roma, while Lambert has yet to replicate the fine form he has shown for England. “He has played the last two with national side, which must be a huge boost for his self-confidence,” Pochettino said of Lambert. “At the same time strikers need to score goals, that is their bread and butter. “He hasn’t been able to do that, none of them were able to do that, so I’m frustrated. “We created many chances today and on another day those chances might be goals.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Biegel living up to family name

first_imgHeart. It’s an intangible characteristic in an athlete that can’t be taught, but if he has it, it can make a good player a great one. In the 1993 movie “Rudy,” Ruettiger’s coaches at Notre Dame always said: “If you had half the heart of Ruettiger, you’d be All-American.” At Wisconsin, the football coaches have a player with Ruettiger’s heart in an all-American athlete’s body in redshirt freshman linebacker Vince Biegel.It’s no surprise Biegel is known for his effort, growing up in Wisconsin Rapids with college football coursing through his veins. Biegel’s dad, Rocky, was an all-conference linebacker at BYU along with his Uncle T.D. — the “T” standing for Jim Thorpe — who played fullback for the Cougars and their father Ken played linebacker at UW-Eau Claire.“[My dad] always taught us to have the highest motor out there, and I think that’s kind of a reflection on him, him teaching me family values, being the first one to everything and have the highest motor out there and that happened to show on Saturday,” Biegel said. “That’s how I approach everything. Not just on the field but off the field as well.”Biegel’s all-out attitude doesn’t go unnoticed among his coaches and teammates, whose faces light up at the mention of Biegel’s name.“God blessed him with a lot of hard work, dedication and passion for the game. That shines in everything he does both on the field and off the field,” fellow linebacker and redshirt senior Brendan Kelly said. “You can be talking about your favorite cereal or you can be talking about the next blitz we’re going to run and he’s just as intense, but it’s a good intensity and it’s something that’s going to carry him a long way in the sport.”With the help of his parents, Vince and his brother Hayden — a freshman linebacker at Wisconsin — have been groomed to be football players, from diets to watching film on Saturdays of the previous night’s game with Lincoln High School, but were never forced to watch Rocky’s old film, with the Cougars joking, “It’d probably be in black and white.”Now playing on Saturdays in Camp Randall, Biegel’s dad is in the stands watching his boys follow in his footsteps, but he isn’t afraid to use his experience to teach.“He’s watching every single second out there,” Biegel said. “He’s the type of guy where after the play he’ll be critiquing me on certain little scenarios, but it’s good though having a guy like that help you out who isn’t your coach necessarily to kind of show you what you’re doing good and bad.”Biegel came to UW’s football program as the No.1 recruit in Wisconsin and an all-American linebacker at Lincoln High where he stacked up 425 tackles, 27 sacks, 10 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns in his career.After redshirting his freshman year, the outside linebacker is starting to make his mark on the Badgers’ defense.“I’m really excited about Vince,” defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said. “He brings a great passion and a great pass rushing ability on the edge. There is such a determination with Vince and such a want, too, and I think that rubs off on everybody. I think they see that and they’re inspired by him and so he gets us to work harder. So the more Vince can be on the field the better we’ll be.”Biegel got his biggest opportunity against Purdue earlier this season when Kelly left the game with a leg injury. Since then Biegel has seen a larger portion of the defensive snaps, coming away with one of the defense’s seven sacks last weekend against Northwestern.But before he could make the difference he is making now, Biegel had to hone in on his trademark determination.“Early on Vince was very much 100 miles an hour but in every direction and so he’s very much focused now,” Aranda said. “He knows what his job description is, knows his fit within the defense and what we’re asking him to do and so it’s much more concentrated and you get a much more productive player.”Now that he is beginning to realize his potential on the field, Biegel couldn’t be happier that his hard work is paying off.“It’s been a great blessing,” Biegel said. “Obviously this is what I’ve been working at for awhile, this is what you lift those weights in the offseason for, this is what you run all of those gassers in the summer for and that’s what you do all of that offseason prep for. For it to show up in a game is a great blessing, so I’ll keep working hard, keep the gas pedal down and keep working.”While his Rudy-like effort is earning Biegel time on the field, it is also earning him the respect of his teammates.He already has the intangibles, now he just needs to use his athletic ability and football genes to make the most of it.“I think Vince likes to be known for his effort and his never give up motor. It’s something that pass rushers and defensive players love to be known for and I think Vince is definitely earning that right now,” Kelly said. “You can’t coach effort and that is definitely something Vince has got down right now.”last_img read more

Day two, 18-year-old cold case retried in Alcona County

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHarrisville, Mich. – A retrial took place Tuesday morning involving an 18 year old cold case in Alcona county. New jurors will have the opportunity to look at evidence and determine by the end of week if one man is responsible for the murder of Patricia Leeper. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Delivery of drugs leads to arrest, following death investigationNext What’s Trending on October 17last_img read more

WATCH: Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell fight during TicketGuardian 500 qualifying

first_imgBut instead of talking, the two players went at it immediately.Daniel Suarez and Michael Mcdowell were a little heated in qualifying today. pic.twitter.com/3Fsf4eiyDD— Thomas Lott (@tlott33) March 8, 2019The two men were ultimately broken up and talked it out a minute or so later. Related News Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were not happy with each other at ISM Raceway in Phoenix at qualifying Friday.After both drivers failed to make it to the second of three rounds of qualifying for position for the TicketGuardian 500 on Sunday, Suarez went over to McDowell’s car to talk something out. NASCAR Cup Series Awards leaving Las Vegas for Nashville NASCAR results at Las Vegas: Joey Logano scores first win of season at Pennzoil 400center_img “Just miscommunication on the racetrack,” McDowell told FS1 after his run. “We all kind of waited until the end and just had a lot of traffic, so it’s just unfortunate.”He was upset, I held him up on his good lap and then he tried to crash us and I just didn’t appreciate it.”McDowell will start 27th on Sunday while Suarez will start 28th.They’ll be seeing a lot of each other from the beginning on race day.”It’s just a lack of respect,” Suarez said. “Track position is made being in these races these days and you have to qualify well to have a good (roll) and a good start to the race. “The race is long so you can always overcome that, but it’s just a lack of respect.”Everybody in the garage knows the second lap is the good one, you have to try to get out of the way if somebody is coming on their lap, he didn’t.”last_img read more