Best Townsville ‘burbs for a discount on asking price

first_imgThis three-bedroom home was sold on Stuart St, North Ward, in March this year for $380,000.BUYERS in some Townsville suburbs have been snagging bargain deals for their homes in the last year, with the median vendor discount in some areas reaching double digits.Vendor discount rates are measured by the difference between a property’s advertised price and the price a property sells for under contract. The most recent data released by CoreLogic revealed that in the 12 months to May this year, houses in North Ward produced the highest median vendor discount in Townsville at -12.4 per cent. In another 23 Townsville suburbs, sellers got closer to their advertised price for houses than the average vendor in Northern Queensland.M Property agent Garry Byrnes, who recently sold a house in Stuart St, North Ward for $380,000, said sellers needed to trust that their agents were going to get them the best deal on their properties, as well as doing their own research. This three-bedroom home was sold at 28 Stuart St, North Ward, in March this year for $380,000.This is well above the median for houses in Northern Queensland, which has a rate of -7.8 per cent. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Other suburbs where buyers can bag a double-digit discount off houses are Pimlico, which has an average discount rate of -11.8 per cent, Heatley (-11.3 per cent), Kelso (-11.2 per cent), Gulliver (-10.9 per cent), and Oonoonba (-10.4 per cent).But sellers aren’t budging far from their asking price in Thuringowa Central, where the official selling price for houses is just 2.9 per cent less than what is initially advertised. center_img This three-bedroom home was sold at 28 Stuart St, North Ward, in March this year for $380,000.“I think there’s so much info at hand for sellers provided by their agents or that can be done by their own research that if they’re serious about selling, they will pay attention to,” Mr Byrnes said.“The Townsville market is diverse — there are certain markets that are more in demand than others, and sellers need to make sure they are receiving information that is up to date.”Mr Byrnes said that regardless of external factors happening in the region, direct data, including the average number of days on the market, was the best indicator for whether vendors should adjust their asking price. “Regardless of factors like the election outcome, and employment opportunities, I think it’s important that the sellers set their price based on what their agents are telling them about where the market is sitting, and agents have a responsibility to properly inform their vendor.”last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The Pelicans said Williamson will be a game-time decision for New Orleans’ Thursday opener against Utah. Williamson missed nearly two weeks because he left for a family emergency and then had to quarantine for four days upon his return.NFL-NEWSTua gets green lightUNDATED (AP) — The Dolphins say rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) passed his physical when he reported to training camp. He will practice without restrictions as he begins his bid to overtake veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job. The all-clear will allow Tagovailoa to practice for the first time since a career-threatening hip injury ended his Alabama career in mid-November. In other NFL news: UNDATED (AP) — The USGA says no fans will be allowed for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York Sept. 17-20 because of health and safety concerns about COVID-19. The U.S. Open already has been moved from its traditional Father’s Day finish. The pandemic caused the cancellation of more than 100 qualifiers .Now it comes down to the Masters in November to see if any of golf’s majors will have fans. The PGA Championship next week will be spectator-free.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig West Conference postpones fall sports — Former National League batting champion and four-time All-Star Jose Reyes has formally retired, two years after playing his final major league game. Reyes hit .283 with 145 homers, 719 RBIs and 517 stolen bases.— Former Red Sox manager John McNamara has died at age 88. McNamara managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team’s championship drought into the new millennium. He was 1,167–1,242 over parts of 19 seasons while managing six big league clubs.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SOUTH CAROLINALawson staying at SCCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder AJ Lawson has announced that he is withdrawing from the NBA and returning to school for his junior season. Adam Eaton delivered a go-ahead, RBI single in the 10th inning before the Nationals completed a tidy 4-0 win against the Blue Jays. Asdrubal (as-DROO’-bul) Cabrera added a bases-loaded triple to cap the scoring in a game in which Toronto was the home team in Washington. Max Scherzer received a no-decision after limiting the Jays to three hits while striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings.The White Sox also scored four times in their final at-bat, doing it in the ninth to beat the Indians, 4-0. Rookie Luis Robert hit a two-run single in the ninth as Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak and salvaged one game in the series. Cleveland closer Brad Hand was tagged for three runs after Kevin Plesac struck out a career-high 11 while scattering three hits.Also around the majors:— Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning of a 3-0 shutout of the Pirates. Woodruff retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single to Phil Evans in the first. Ben Gamel gave Woodruff all the support he would need with a third-inning two-run homer — The Reds outscored the Cubs, 12-7 as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) and Nick Senzel homered in their returns from a COVID-19 scare. Nick Castellanos added a grand slam in helping Cincinnati halt a four-game slide. Sonny Gray extended his major league record to 35 consecutive starts allowing six hits or less, yielding up only Ian Happ’s double and fanning 11 as he pitched into the seventh inning. — Austin’s public health authority said the city was “caught a little off guard” by the recent announcement by Texas that the school planned to allow 50% stadium capacity at Longhorns football games this fall. Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott spoke with county commissioners Tuesday, and said it’s hard to imagine allowing a crowd of any size watch a game. Texas is scheduled to host South Florida on Sept. 5 and the Big 12 has held out hope it can play a 12-game regular season. The state of Texas has seen record numbers of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the month of July.— Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season as part of a plan to play 10 league games and start the week of Sept. 7, alterations brought on by the pandemic. The ACC’s university presidents approved the plan for an 11-game schedule, including one nonconference game, and for pushing back the league championship game from Dec. 5 to either Dec. 12 or 19. Notre Dame will play in a football conference for the first time in the 133-year history of the program if the season is played.— The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin their seasons as early as Aug. 29. The association confirmed that the football oversight committee had requested a blanket waiver to permit any school to push up the start of its season to the so-called Week Zero.NHL-BLACKHAWKSBlackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home games Henson took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories and a feud with fellow Big Ten coach Bob Knight. Henson left the game as the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State, and still ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten coaches with 214 conference wins and 423 total. NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos Correa. Benches cleared after Kelly’s actions during Los Angeles’ 5-2 win at Minute Maid Park.The game marked the first time the teams had met since it was revealed Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers. LA manager Dave Roberts was suspended one game and Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined.Kelly elected to appeal and can continue to play. Roberts serves his penalty Wednesday night when the Dodgers play at Houston.In other MLB news:— Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says one team employee who works in the visiting clubhouse has tested positive for the coronavirus. But he says all Phillies players and on-field staff tested negative for a second straight day. The Phillies’ four-game, home-and-home series against the New York Yankees was postponed this week following a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins, who played in Philadelphia last weekend. The Phillies are scheduled to host Toronto this weekend in a series that was supposed to be on the road but switched because the Blue Jays’ temporary ballpark in Buffalo isn’t ready. July 29, 2020 CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community. The NHL team says it consulted with Native American partners to establish new policies and initiatives. The Blackhawks will further integrate Native American culture and storytelling into game presentation and community involvement. WOMEN’S SOCCER-EQUAL PAYUS women’s soccer told to wait until 2021 for jury trialLOS ANGELES (AP) — If American women’s soccer players want a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions, they must wait until next year. — The Rockies capped a 4-1 road trip as German (hehr-MAHN’) Márquez struck out eight over six impressive innings of their 5-1 victory at Oakland. Charlie Blackmon delivered an insurance run with an RBI double in the eighth, then reached on an error in the ninth that led to a pair of runs. Garrett Hampson hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth to back Márquez.— Joey Gallo slammed a tying, two-run homer in the eighth before the Rangers scored three more times in the inning to beat the Diamondbacks, 7-4. The Rangers loaded the bases with two out after the homer before Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single and Nick Solak added an RBI single. Todd Frazier hit his first homer and had two doubles for the Rangers, whose five-run inning accounted for only one run fewer than it had scored combined in their first four games in the new $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof. — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning to send the Tigers past the Royals, 5-4. Tigers relievers held Kansas City without a baserunner for four innings, one night after tossing six shutout innings. Jonathan Schoop (skohp) also homered after the Royals took a 4-0 lead. MLB-NEWSKelly suspended, will continue to play pending appeal — Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic. He cited his son’s ongoing fight with cancer, the recent birth of a baby boy and his own history with cancer for his decision.— Browns Guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck are the first two Browns players who have chosen to opt out for the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus. — General manager John Lynch has agreed to a new five-year contract with the 49ers that will keep him locked up through the 2024 season. The new deal for Lynch comes about six weeks after coach Kyle Shanahan replaced his original six-year deal signed in 2017 with a new six-year contract that takes him through 2025. Lynch was named executive of the year last season by the Pro Football Writers Association of America for helping the Niners reach the Super Bowl last season. PGA-US OPEN-NO FANSUS Open without qualifying now will be played without fans — Chiefs running back Damien Williams is opting out of playing the upcoming season. Williams’ strong postseason helped Kansas City to its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years.— Veteran cornerback Maurice Canady and undrafted rookie receiver Stephen Guidry have opted out of playing for the Dallas Cowboys this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Canady signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys after splitting the 2019 season between the New York Jets and Baltimore. The Ravens drafted Canady in the sixth round in 2016.— A person familiar with the situation says Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns.— The Falcons have placed fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.— The Eagles have placed three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and tackle Jordan Mailata on the reserve/COVID-19 list. UNDATED (AP) — The Big West Conference is postponing all fall sports through the end of the calendar year.The conference’s board of directors said that men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will be postponed as well as the fall schedules for men’s and women’s golf along with men’s and women’s tennis.The conference will determine later if conducting fall sports in the spring would be feasible. The decision does not impact basketball, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 10. The Division I conference has 11 members, with all but one based in California.In other news related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Associated Press — Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was still waiting on Wednesday to be cleared to play by the city government after getting the OK from Major League Baseball to return from the COVID-19 injured list. Manager Dave Martinez said the Nationals hope their 21-year-old slugger will be allowed to work out with the team starting Saturday and play in their first game after that, which is next Tuesday at home against the Mets.— The Indians have placed starting catcher Roberto Pérez on the 10-day injured list with a sore throwing shoulder. Pérez hurt his right shoulder while making an off-balance throw in Friday’s season opener. A Gold Glove winner in 2019, Pérez has played since but the shoulder has continued to bother him.— Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas (MY’-koh-las) will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm. The 31-year-old missed spring training with the injury, but he ramped up his activity after the virus shutdown and pitched four innings for the Cardinals in an exhibition game last week. — Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) is returning to the Braves, three weeks after announcing he was opting out of the season due to his concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The veteran outfielder said he changed his mind about sitting out after watching his teammates play the first five games. The 36-year-old Markakis says he has the full support of his family, including his three children, in his decision to return.— The Astros have acquired right-hander Hector Velázquez from the Orioles for a player to be named. The deal comes after the AL champion Astros learned that reigning Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander will be out a while with a strained forearm. Velázquez went 1-4 with a 5.43 ERA with Boston last year before coming to the Orioles via a waiver claim in March. The 6-foot-6 guard from Toronto started all 31 games last year, averaging team highs with 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. Lawson put his name in the draft pool in April without hiring an agent, giving him the option to return. NBA-NEWSDavis, Williamson ready for re-opening nightLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson are ready for re-opening night. Davis practiced Wednesday for the first time since getting poked in an eye during the Los Angeles Lakers’ scrimmage opener last week. He said the plan is for him to play when the Lakers face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first seeding game for both teams on Thursday. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday that jurors were not available during the coronavirus pandemic. He informed the sides if they wanted to stick with their Sept. 15 trial date, they would have to agree by Aug. 6 to a bench trial in which he would decide the verdict.If they want a jury trial, he would postpone the start until Jan. 26. Players sued in March 2019 under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and they sought more than $66 million in damages.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-HENSONFormer Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88HAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former New Mexico and Illinois men’s basketball coach Lou Henson died Sunday at age 88 and was buried on Wednesday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULENats, ChiSox pull out 4-0 winsUNDATED (AP) — Tonight’s major league schedule included a pair of 4-0 games that were scoreless until the final inning.last_img read more

Arsenal’s first-team players quarantined after boss Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgArsenal’s first team players and coaching staff are self-isolating after the club’s head coach, Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.The club confirmed the diagnosis in a statement and added that all persons who have come into contact with the Spaniard recently will now self-isolate.“Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. “We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.”Arsenal’s London Colney training centre has been shut down along with the Hale End Academy.The Gunners were due to play Brighton this weekend but that game has been called off.The club said it expects that some of its fixtures would have to be moved and that it will update supporters on any changes.“It is clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates. We will update supporters who have tickets for forthcoming games with more information as soon as possible.”Mikel Arteta said: “This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”last_img read more

JUDGE REFUSES TO OVERTURN DRIVING BAN ON MAN WHO FLED CRASH SCENE

first_imgJudge Keenan Johnson: Refused appeal by McFaddenA CO DONEGAL man who fled a car crash scene leaving two people trapped inside another car has had a two-year driving ban upheld.John Paul McFadden, of Derryreel, Dunfanaghy, pleaded guilty in the District Court to offences relating to an incident at Teevickmoy, Ballybofey, on June 2, 20102. The 20-year-old had appealed to the Circuit Court against the driving ban after admitting dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of the crash.A young man and his girlfriend had to be later cut from the car McFadden drove into.It was overturned on its side and they had to be cut from their car by the fire brigade as McFadden ran off.A solicitor said McFadden had changed his ways, had started a FAS course to become a stonemason and need his license to travel to Gaoth Dobhair.Judge Keenan Johnson said however that McFadden had “scarpered” from the scene and it was fortunate no-one had been seriously injured in the crash.The judge said anyone who did this “cannot expect to keep your license.”He added: “I would be failing in my duty to society if I was to reduce that sentence – it just has to be disqualification for two years.”JUDGE REFUSES TO OVERTURN DRIVING BAN ON MAN WHO FLED CRASH SCENE was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:driving banFalcarraghjudge keenan johnsonlast_img read more

News in brief: Striker back at QPR, Chelsea loan deal, Quins changes

first_imgQPR striker Tom Hitchcock has returned to Loftus Road after a month on loan at Crewe, where he scored three goals in six appearances for the League One club.Chelsea have loaned Bertrand Traore to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem until the end of the season – a day after formally completing the signing of the 18-year-old midfielder.Brentford forward Luke Norris has returned to the club following his loan spell at Northampton.Hayes & Yeading have signed striker Derek Tieku on loan from Crystal Palace.Hampton & Richmond Borough say top scorer Charlie Moone has attracted interest from other clubs along with Joe Turner, Tom Hickey and George Wells.Harlequins will make three changes for Friday’s game at Northampton, with Tim Molenaar, Karl Dickson and Tom Guest starting in place of injured trio Tom Casson, Danny Care and Luke Wallace.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea v Stoke: Remy starts, three Blues changes, Stoke star plays

first_imgLoic Remy starts up front for Chelsea against Stoke as Diego Costa is short of fitness following a hamstring problem, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar come in for Filipe Luis and Ramires. Jonathan Walters has been passed fit for the visitors despite nursing a calf problem. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Ramires, Cuadrado, Drogba, Costa. Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson; Ireland, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam; Walters, Diouf.Subs: Butland, Bardsley, Pieters, Muniesa, Arnautovic, Sidwell, Crouch.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jacks return to Texas for game against Permian Basin

first_imgThe Humboldt State football team aims to start a winning streak as it travels to back to Texas to face The University of Texas of the Permian Basin today at 4 p.m. PT.The Lumberjacks will be making their second trip of the season to the Lone Star State and are hoping for a better result in their second meeting with a Lone Star state team. HSU lost to MSU Texas 55-12 in its first game of the season back on Sept. 1.Jacks head coach Damaro Wheeler and his team come into today’s game fresh off a …last_img read more

TEAM SA READY TO PRESENT IMPROVED INVESTMENT PROPOSITION AT 2019 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, 16 JANUARY 2019 – President Cyril Ramaphosa will be leading South Africa’s delegation to the world’s most important meeting of global CEOs at the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF), taking place in Davos, Switzerland next week. The primary objective of the South African delegation will be to strengthen partnerships and collaboration for inclusive economic growth and development in South Africa, with particular emphasis on increasing international investment into the country.“We are going to Davos to interact with potential investors”. We are competing with other emerging markets where there is an oasis of investment opportunities for global investors and it’s where we want to be seen to be investing. We have a place of pride at Davos. We are recognised and accepted as being serious players. Some of our countrymen and women even play a role in the structures of WEF in Davos and we are going to speak with one language and the same message: South Africa is like a plane that is getting ready to take off,” the President said at a pre-WEF breakfast in Rosebank today. He was addressing Team South Africa, comprising Government Ministers and business leaders who will be accompanying him as part of the Team SA delegation.One of the focus areas for the team will be to showcase South Africa’s preparedness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in line with this year’s WEF theme: “Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.The Forum will enable South Africa to build on the success of the President’s Investment Conference in October last year where R290 billion was raised for future investments.“We are on the right track. We had to deal with very difficult challenges in the past but those are challenges we are finding solutions to. We must put our best foot forward, we must go and engage the world with great confidence knowing we are representing this great country. We are going to start seeing improved growth in our economy and I think we can go with our heads held high, without arrogance, to tell our story, what we have done and how we have made progress.”The President together with Team SA will participate in a WEF Country Strategy Dialogue on South Africa on Wednesday, 23 January. This will focus on deepening understanding of current investment opportunities and challenges, as well as exploring new avenues to help enable the country to achieve the President’s investment target of $100 billion in the next five years. The session will be attended by investors, leading business leaders and experts.“We have turned the corner, it’s a new Dawn. We can confidently go back and say, remember what we told you, this is what we have done. As I often say, we are like a plane about to take off.”On Thursday, 24 January, Brand South Africa together with ABSA and Invest SA will host a South Africa Investment Seminar with a goal to support and initiate the next phase of the country’s investment drive. Potential investors will have the opportunity to hear from – and engage with – South Africa government and business representatives.Lastly, Team South Africa will entertain guests at a Brand South Africa Night Dinner with investors and potential investors where the best of South Africa’s cuisine will be showcased with Chef Benny.The President has confirmed the following ministers will be joining him to participate at WEF this year:• Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni;• Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu;• Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies;• Minister of Public Enterprise Pravin Gordhan;• Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel;• Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and;• Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi.last_img read more

100 Job Openings in the Windows Azure Group and What They Say About Steve Ballmer’s Latest Move

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… alex williams Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news#NYT 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Steve Ballmer is not shy about switching out management of the Windows Azure group. First we saw Ray Ozzie leave Microsoft. He left after Windows Azure became part of Bob Muglia’s responsibilities. Now Muglia is no longer the executive Ballmer wants to run the Server & Tools Business (STB), the division that oversees Windows Azure. In turn, Muglia will also be leaving Microsoft after the transition to new leadership.Ballmer’s new choice to lead STB depends on who has the experience to manage what the group sees as its main goals for the year ahead and beyond. It’s a critical decision. Ballmer has made the point often that the cloud represent Microsoft’s future.A quick look at the jobs Microsoft has open in the STB group gives insight into what that future may look like. STB is arguably the fastest growing part of the company. In the past week alone, there have been about 100 new job listings for positions in the division. Muglia’s position is not listed there but you can see what kind of roles are being developed and the skill sets required to do the work. Matching those job descriptions to the direction of the group and you can start to see some patterns.In particular, you see the leadership established by Muglia and Ozzie. Ozzie set the vision for Windows Azure and in many respect, Muglia served as its general, executing on the strategy.Under their successful leadership, Azure has moved from a cloud platform to one that seeks to extend into the all devices, embedded in every aspect of our lives. It’s an approach that means Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 devices will have a future tied to the cloud. Mobile proliferation, smart operating systems and distributed networks are trends that will last at least a decade. You can see the influence of these movements in multiple ways on the Windows Azure group.Most of the positions we see on the Microsoft job search site are in software engineering. The team is also in need for people to do Web development, program management, consulting, operations, IT, marketing, research and sales. There are a few, though, that tell a larger story about Windows Azure future direction.For example, a marketing management position gives deeper insights into how these trends play into the Azure strategy and what the new leader will need to do in order to succeed. The description is testament to the influence the Windows Azure leadership has had on the group’s direction. The description refers to a post by Ray Ozzie about the paradigm of continuous services and connected devices. If you will recall, we wrote last week about a Flickr app on Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 that synchronizes, in particular for a smartphone or tablet device. We are told this will be an ongoing story for Microsoft in the year ahead.Here’s the lead to a description for the marketing manager position:Do you want to join one of the fastest growing and energized groups at Microsoft? Are you interested in Microsoft’s strategy for expanding Windows and the Cloud to Specialized Devices? These Specialized Devices range from in-car infotainment systems, Digital Signage, Enterprise Handheld, Point of Service, Thin Clients, Industrial Controllers, Server Appliances, Connected TV and more. The Windows Embedded Business is impacting a number of industry and vertical segments including Automotive, Retail, Medical, Industrial Automation, Energy, Safety and Surveillance, and Consumer Electronics. The devices and scenarios our product and service enable are at the forefront Ray Ozzie’s “Continuous services / Connected Devices” paradigm (see http://ozzie.net/docs/dawn-of-a-new-day for more).From this we see a strategy that is moving off the PC and to the device. It plays into the need to develop services for the automobile, industrial equipment, consumer electronics and other devices.R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and CEO of the Constellation Group, said that Muglia has been instrumental in building out the Azure group. His absence will be greatly missed.“Bob was instrumental in Microsoft building out its cloud strategy,” Wang said in an interview today. “A lot of the stuff he was doing on Azure was foundational to Microsoft’s future.”From our perspective, this seems more like a cultural shift. The world of connected devices and synchronized continuous services may be better lead by someone who has had a deeper role in developing a new generation of technologies more suited to a distributed world than the one where the PC was the once and only king.last_img read more

Evernote for Windows Gets Social

first_imgThe note-taking and storage app Evernote is cycling through the various platforms, releasing updates and upgrades along the way. Most recently, its web app received a major redesign, and now it’s the turn for improvements to Evernote for Windows. These improvements focus on the social and sharing aspects of Evernote, giving Windows users the ability to share notes for the first time. You can share individual notes to Facebook or Twitter or email. You can also share entire notebooks – idea when you’re working on a group project. These shared notes can be viewed, but you have to be a premium subscriber in order to let others edit notes.One of the benefits of shared notes and linked notebooks on the desktop is that they’re stored locally. That means you can access them even when you’re offline.Another couple of minor, but useful additions to Evernote for Windows are aimed at writers: a status bar that tracks word and character count, the addition of CTRL+F (find and replace), and better and more consistent indentation. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web As is the case with most of the improvements to Evernote, these new features for Windows users will likely make their way to other platforms soon.last_img read more