Are these the men Mark Warburton should target? Possible Rangers signings

first_img Dominic Ball (Tottenham Hotspur) – After playing at Ibrox on loan last season, Warburton would be mad not to attempt bring in the defensive star again either on loan, or in a permanent deal. Ball can play at the back or in midfield and would add some continuity for the Light Blues with several new signings already snapped up. The fact Spurs have Cameron Carter-Vickers also coming through the ranks could persuade them to let Rangers have him. Joe Dodoo (Leicester City) – Don’t snigger at the name because the Foxes forward means business. The Daily Record claim the player has been in Glasgow and even trained with the club as they look to do a deal. He burst onto the scene last season, scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Bury in the League Cup and scored in the next round against West Ham too. Talking about a possible deal, he said: “It’s a great club. Any player would be excited to play for a team like Rangers.” Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) – Click the right arrow above for more possible Rangers signings… – The striker continues to be linked with a move away from the League One side but the Saddlers have announced Bradshaw will be wearing the no.9 shirt again next season hoping to stop speculation over his future. The Daily Record, however, report that Walsall have accepted his transfer request as Rangers lurk keen on a £900,000 bid. His absence from a recent friendly against Norwich looked like it had confirmed his exit, with Rotherham and Barnsley also attempting to sign him. 5 Rangers manager Mark Warburton has signed a new contract which ties him to the club until 2019.The ex-Brentford boss got the Gers back into the top-flight of Scottish football as they won the Championship last year, beating Falkirk, Hibernian and Raith Rovers to the title.Now Warburton must gear up his troops to battle with famous foes Celtic in the Scottish Premiership but to do so they will need to sign reinforcements and keep key stars.Clint Hill, Niko Kranjcar, Joey Barton, Matt Gilks, Josh Windass, Jordan Rossiter and Lee Hodson have already joined this summer, but reports suggest they will move for a striker and a centre-back.So, who could Rangers move for in the transfer market? Click the right arrow above to find out… 5 Hal Robson-Kanu (Free Agent) – After a spectacular Euro 2016, the ex-Reading forward is likely to be in demand this summer, but Rangers could easily sneak in with a winning offer. Still only 27, he could be a hero in Scotland and push the Light Blues to a title challenge with his goals and excellent link-up play. 5 Adrian Mariappa (Free Agent) – Jamaica international Mariappa left Crystal Palace at the end of the last campaign and is searching for pastures new. He made just three Premier League appearances last year but has plenty of experience following three seasons with the Eagles, as well as time with Reading and Watford, the club where he began his career. At 29 he would be a good signing for newly promoted Rangers. 5 5last_img read more

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Practice Fusion Partners With Salesforce – But Is Cloud Computing Suitable For Healthcare?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Is Cloud Computing Suitable for Healthcare?A post on the Practice Fusion blog today asks the question: is “cloud computing” right for health IT? We reported earlier this week that cloud computing is infiltrating virtually every corner of technology right now, but it still has dangers. We noted the recent hacking of Google Docs to steal internal Twitter documents, as one recent high profile example (high profile because the stolen documents were subsequently emailed to some news outlets, some of whom published the ‘hot’ docs). However despite these risks Practice Fusion claims that the cost benefits of cloud computing in healthcare are significant, particularly in its EMR niche:“Cost and poor usability have been cited as the biggest obstacles to adoption of health IT – especially Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems – and has resulted in problematically-low EHR adoption rates. Eliminating this cost, and the IT maintenance burdens that are often beyond the reach of small medical practices, clearly removes these significant roadblocks to EHR adoption.”Security and safety is of course the big potentially negative issue with cloud computing. But Practice Fusion points to several use cases where it says that cloud computing has advantages over desktop apps: disaster-recovery, hacks (because “SaaS providers are able to devote resources to solving security issues that many customers cannot afford”), and privacy. All of those points come down to the premise that a cloud computing / SaaS specialist, such as Practice Fusion, has more expertise, more resources, and is generally better able to deliver those safety and security requirements.That all sounds great in theory, however every case like the Twitter stolen documents one serves to undermine that argument. And there are just too many such cases right now. Nevertheless, we’re sure that over time cloud computing will become ever more secure. It’s clear that Practice Fusion is a young company that is growing well. With Salesforce.com on its side too now, the future looks secure for them. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud computing#health#NYT#Product Reviews#web One year ago we reviewed a new health app called Practice Fusion, a free, web-based EMR (electronic medical record) system for physicians. This week Practice Fusion announced an investment, amount not disclosed, by salesforce.com. They also announced the upcoming launch of their patient health record (PHR) application on Force.com, salesforce.com’s cloud computing platform. With these announcements, now seems an appropriate time for a check-up of Practice Fusion. How is its own health and what are the implications of partnering with salesforce.com?One year after our initial review, the company is still going strong. The product was being promoted in August 2008 as a ‘Google Apps for doctors’, providing patient management, scheduling, secure email and more. However, as we pointed out in our article last year, Practice Fusion is not a competitor to Google Health. Practice Fusion is a physician-centered tool, whereas Google Health and the other bigco services are patient-centered.Practice Fusion currently has “over 18,000 users,” which would appear to be a big increase on the 1,300 medical professionals they had one year ago. The product originally launched in November of 2007, so it’s nearly two years old now. Related Posts last_img read more

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Solar Installer Will Train Its Own Electricians

first_imgA New England solar installer with operations in three states faced a challenging shortage of licensed electricians in the region’s labor pool. So the solar contractor is opening its own training centers for electricians. ReVision Energy, with 225 employees and more than 7,000 solar installations to its credit, is now training 34 students in Maine and another 20 in Massachusetts, Mainebiz reported. The company has opened the Revision Energy Technical Center in Brentwood, New Hampshire, and will operate similar centers at its other New England locations. ReVision, a certified B Corporation, became employee-owned last year. It currently has offices in Portland and Liberty, Maine; Concord and Brentwood, New Hampshire; and North Andover, Massachusetts.RELATED ARTICLESTackling the Skilled Labor ShortageFine Homebuilding Will Award ScholarshipsConstruction Training Gets a Boost from Home DepotYoung Adults and the Construction Trades “What we’re trying to do is take control over the fact that licensed electricians are one of the biggest challenges in the renewable energy sector today,” ReVision co-founder Phil Coupe told Mainebiz. Nathan Poland, the company’s electrical coordinator (and the person who developed the training program), said the shortage of licensed electricians has become “critical.” No amount of advertising could attract the number of electricians the company needs, because they simply aren’t there. In the past, Poland said, helpers could become licensed through more traditional avenues, such as course work at a community college. But that might have required going to school at night, or taking time off from work to attend classes, and schools weren’t necessarily within easy commuting distance. Students enrolled in the ReVision Energy program are taught by licensed electricians who already work for the company. They get a mix of classroom and practical training on the way toward certification and are paid as apprentices while they are being trained. During times of the year when work slows, ReVision goes to a four-day work week, freeing Friday for hands-on instruction. Students can fulfill other course requirements on weekends or online. Ultimately, Revision plans to hire as many as 15 licensed electricians to beef up its staff, between two and five for each of its locations. A shortage of skilled workers is a national problem A lack of skilled labor is a problem affecting the construction industry in general, not just solar installers. A survey by the National Association of Home Builders earlier this year found that many specialties are in short supply. Shortages were listed for virtually every type of sub who works on a house — finish carpenters, concrete workers, painters, roofers, HVAC installers, and plumbers. A total of 83% of builders responding to the survey, for example, said there is “some shortage” or a “serious shortage” of rough carpenters. Electricians ranked near the middle of the pack — not in as critically short supply as, say, framing crews, but scarcer than flooring installers, HVAC workers, or excavators. Seventeen percent of the builders said there is a serious shortage of electricians; another 43% said there was some shortage. The consequence of a lack of skilled workers, NAHB said, are higher bids from subcontractors and higher wages paid to employees, higher home prices, and trouble completing projects on time. The shortfall is typically attributed to a mass exodus from the trades following the recession that began in 2008 and a lack of interest among many high school graduates to pursue that kind of career. Vocational training has been eliminated at some high schools. But, as The Washington Post points out, skilled tradesmen often earn above average wages. The median wage for electricians is $52,720, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the highest paid 10% of workers in that field earn more than $90,420. Skilled labor shortages were the impetus for the launch of Fine Homebuilding‘s #KeepCraftAlive program.last_img read more

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Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Dodgers honor their past at Old-Timers’ Game MOST READ The final caution came when Takuma Sato, driving the same car he won the Indianapolis 500 in two weeks ago and pushing for another, got his left side slightly into the grass on the front stretch, with five laps to go. That sent him spinning, and also took out Scott Dixon.It was the 31st career victory for Power, and his second this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSimon Pagenaud was third, ahead of defending race champion Graham Rahal. Gabby Chaves finished fifth and Marco Andretti in sixth was the only other driver to finish all 248 laps at the 1 1/2-mile track. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Will Power (12), of Australia, speeds out of his stall after a pit stop past Mikhail Aleshin (7), of Russia, during an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway. APFORT WORTH, Texas — Will Power won a wild IndyCar race under caution at the repaved and reconfigured Texas track with only eight of the 22-car field actually crossing the finish line Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Power finished ahead of Tony Kanaan, who other drivers blamed for an earlier nine-car crash that led to a nearly 31-minute red flag.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Cena grabs victory

first_imgThe last-minute inclusion of a fifth former WWE Champion into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship Contract was not enough to deter John Cena. He muscled his way back into the title picture with a monumental win on Sunday.According to report published on www.wwe.com, the Cenation leader bested not only former WWE Champions Chris Jericho, Kane and Big Show but also former champion The Miz, who was named a surprise entrant during the pay-per-view broadcast.Coming out mere hours before the matchs opening bell, The Miz, who has been been away from the ring so that he could star in the WWE Studios’ film “The Marine: Homefront”, pledged to make a “sudden impact”.However, in his way were standing four other former champions, including Cena, who vowed to regain the WWE Championship. He has won the title 10 times previously.Prior to grabbing the briefcase, Cena had to first contend with a formidable field of former champions. The fierce fight witnessed no shortage of highlights. From Jerichos sleeper hold applied high atop the ladder to a super-sized Attitude Adjustment for Show through the Spanish announce table were part of the grand battle.As per the websites, “The huge AA was not what ensured victory for Cena. In fact, the maneuver, which came within the first five minutes of the match, only served to set the tone for a barbaric brawl.”Cena, with impressive feat of strength, truly exhibited herculean power in his first Money in the Bank Ladder Match.advertisementIn the final moments, The Miz scaled the ladder, but met a similar fate. Then, with the drive of a champion, Cena rushed up the ladder and thwarted Shows briefcase grab.Holding the briefcase before his face, Cena used the steel case to block a third WMD from Show that dented the steel. While struggling to fight off Show and take the briefcase, Cena won the guaranteed championship contract in a most unorthodox way.last_img read more

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Curtly Ambrose questions timing of Phil Simmons’ sacking as West Indies coach

first_imgFormer West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose has questioned the dismissal of Phil Simmons as head coach on the eve of the teams series against Pakistan in all formats.Ambrose, who was fired as bowling consultant under the advice of Simmons in May this year, has criticised the timing as poor, reports CMC.Simmons, a former West Indies all-rounder, was fired hours before the players boarded a flight for the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan in three T20s, three One-Day Internationals and three Test matches.”The timing is wrong, to be quite blunt,” declared Ambrose on Saturday.”This happened when we went to Sri Lanka last year as well when Simmons made a statement about interference in team selection and, about two or three days before we left for Sri Lanka, they suspended him, which was wrong.”Simmons’ sacking has triggered angry responses from an increasing number of cricketers and officials who have condemned the decision.PLAYERS UNHAPPYThey include cricketers Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy, the former T20 captain who was also sacked after leading the West Indies to two T20 World titles, as well as commentator Fazeer Mohammed, and Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell.”If you weren’t happy with the things he said, why pull a coach off a tour two or three days before?” said Ambrose.”All they had to do was maybe send him some correspondence saying they were not happy and they would deal with it when he gets back and now this time around, it’s the same thing.”advertisementThe West Indies face Pakistan next Friday in their first T20. Ambrose believes the firing of Simmons by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) represents a threat to team morale.”The morale of the team can’t be good because when you would have at least had a camp and then you learn one or two days before departure that your coach isn’t going to be around because he’s been fired, it must send the wrong message,” he said.WICB DEFENDS DECISIONThe WICB has said its decision to fire Simmons was based on public pronouncements of the coach as well as differences in culture and strategic approach.”If you look back at the last 10 or 12 years or so, we had quite a few coaches who came and went and the performances have been the same, so I am not so sure if the coaching or the coach is the problem,” said Ambrose.”We need to look at the players themselves and ask a few questions. Are these players good enough to compete with the top teams in the world?”The team is under the supervision of former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner along with assistant coaches Henderson Springer and Roddy Estwick.last_img read more

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