PARIS, France: One of the season’s most improved athletes, sprint hurdler Ronald Levy, surprised a class field yesterday to win the 110 metres hurdles at yesterday’s seventh leg of the Diamond League series at the Charlety Stadium in Paris. Levy’s victory was one of three for Jamaica at the meet. Olympic champion Elaine Thompson maintained her fine form to win the women’s 100m while veteran Novlene Williams-Mills won the 400 metres. In a career-best effort, Levy defeated a field that included the 2016 Olympic champion, Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, and Sergey Shubenkov, who won gold for Russia at the 2015 World championships. Drawn in Lane Eight, Levy was out of the blocks very fast, running his cleanest race all season to take the win in 13.05 seconds. It was also personal best for second-place finisher Andrew Pozzi of Great Britain in 13.14, as hometown boy Garfield Darien was third in 13.15. American Devon Allen was disqualified for false-starting while McLeod had to settle for seventh in 13.41, his first loss of the season after complaining of calf problems before and during the race. Earlier, Hansle Parchment failed to advance to the finals after finishing fourth in his heat in 13.41. Levy was elated with his win and the new personal best. “After the Trials, I found out my mistakes and my coach worked these out. I just went out to execute what I was taught, and I love Lane Eight because this is the lane where I do much of my workouts,” said Levy, who stated that he was nervous in the preliminary round. “In the heats, I did not do that well because it was my first time competing in Europe, and I was nervous, but in the final, I stayed focused, and the result was a big win,” he said. It was a chilly evening in the French capital, but this did not stop the progress of Olympic double-sprint champion Thompson, who was competing in Paris for the first time. She ran a controlled race to cross the line in 10.91, getting the better of Diamond League leader Marie-Josee Talou of CÙte d’Ivoire, 10.96, and Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, 11.10. Jamaica’s Christania Williams was sixth in 11.22. Coming off a fast 10.71 at the National Senior Championships, Thompson was happy with the win. “I am happy with the win and also pleased with my time as this is my first time competing in Paris, and after a long flight, I think I did well,” said Thompson. Earlier, Williams Mills scored the first win for Jamaica on the night, winning the 400m in 51.03. Getting out of the blocks quickly in lane four, covered Shericka Jackson, the National champion, in Lane Five, and maintained her form well throughout. American Courtney Okolo was second in 51.19, while Jackson ended third in 51.91. Stephenie McPherson withdrew from the race after being injured during her warm-up. Despite the slow winning time, Williams Mills, the new leader in the event with 20 points, was satisfied with her performance. “I just came from the Trials, so I wanted to run a good time, but a win is a win,” said Williams Mills. There was a top-three finish for Rasheed Dwyer in the men’s 200m. He was third in 20.47 as Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev won in 20.15, with veteran Churandy Martina of the Netherlands placing second in 20.27. Julian Forte (10.26) was fifth in the men’s 100m, won in 9.99 by Ben Meite of Cote d’Ivoire, while Aisha Praught placed seventh in the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase in 9:20.38. The event was won in 9:01.69 by Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya.
The French presidential elections last week grabbed world attention primarily because it was seen as a sign of how extensive the move towards “populism” – read “right wing” sentiment –was in Europe, after the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald Trump in the US. Now that Emmanuel Macron’s one-year-old En Marche! Party has defeated Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN), the analysts will be generally consumed by the implications for EU unity and the terms of Britain’s exit as well as the facticity of Le Pen securing one-third of the French electorate’s support. The issues of immigration and European “identity” will not go away.But for Guyanese, there is another element in the French elections that should be of interest – the structure of their government. Launched in 1958 by their towering – literally and figuratively – – President Charles de Gaulle, it has been defined as a “semi-presidential” system, in which there is a President in addition to a Prime Minister and a Cabinet, but with the former elected separately. This is a classification under which our system of governance also falls, but with some noteworthy differences.Our system is rather unique, but is most like the “President-Parliamentary” system where the President appoints the Prime Minister and the Cabinet and the latter two can be removed at will by the former. Our President secures his post when his party obtains a majority or plurality – at the polls. France, on the other hand, has the “Premier-Presidential system” in which the Prime Minister and Cabinet are exclusively accountable to Parliament. The President, who is elected in a separate election as in the one just won by Macron, chooses the Prime Minister and Cabinet, but only the Parliament may remove them from office with a vote of no confidence. The President does not have the right to dismiss the Prime Minister or the Cabinet.In the Premier-Presidential system, which is in place in several other countries, such as Sri Lanka and Finland, when the President and his Prime Minister and Cabinet are from the same party, the system in effect works very similar to the President-Parliamentary system like ours. The President allocates as much power as he feels comfortable with to the Prime Minister.However, if the President’s party does not have a majority in Parliament and the Prime Minister is from another party – as occurred in France in the 1980s, a system of “cohabitation” falls into place. The President is now possessed of specific defined state powers and the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament, is in charge of the other functions of Government. During “cohabitation” in France, by convention, the President is in charge of foreign affairs and defence policy. IN Finland, their Constitution explicitly allocates Foreign Policy to their President.For many analysts, when the Cummingsburg Accord was negotiated between the AFC and APNU before the elections, it was assumed that the AFC-origin Prime Minister by being allowed to “chair” Cabinet and be responsible for domestic affairs would in effect function as in the French Premier-Presidential system. The subsequent “explanation” by President David Granger that this agreement could not be implemented, because there was “no constitutional stipulation” flies in the face of the French experience, that works very well by convention. In Guyana, before the 1992 elections, Dr Cheddi Jagan had suggested that the French semi-presidential model might be suitable for Guyana with its divided polity and the need for a sharing of powers between the major parties.In the coming months, elections for representatives to the French Parliament will be contested by all parties including the Socialists and the Republicans, which were the major parties before Macron launched his En Marche!! It is very likely that the Prime Minister might come from one of those parties and the “balance of powers” under the “cohabitation” doctrine will be tested. Guyana should follow closely.
Bush administration political appointees have a proven track record of meddling in the work of the government’s career appointees. ? They seem to have surpassed themselves over at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which does the laudable work of researching ways to keep Americans from getting killed in their cars. However, according to The New York Times’ “Wheels” blog, NHTSA administrator Nicole R. Nason has muzzled an entire agency. According to blogger Christopher Jensen, “Without special permission, officials there are no longer allowed to provide information to reporters except on a background basis, which means it cannot be attributed to a spokesman.” ? This is not the CIA or the Pentagon or the Justice Department, where information may have sensitive nuances. This is an agency that deals with automotive safety, for crying out loud. ? The taxpayers who pay for NHTSA to gather data and also pay for the experts to analyze it deserve unfettered access to both. – Scripps Howard News Service 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Lott said Los Angeles has lagged other cities in the region that work with hospitals to deal with homeless patients. “Some cities provide vouchers and facilities with after-care beds,” Lott said. “Los Angeles isn’t interested in doing that.” Perry said it is a countywide problem, but some cities have been reluctant to develop facilities to care for the homeless. “For too long, Skid Row has been the place where the homeless are dumped,” Perry said. Officials with the Union Rescue Mission estimate the mission receives 30 homeless patients a year from hospitals that have failed to contact them. The bill vetoed by the governor – SB 275 by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles – would have created penalties and protocols for hospitals across the state. In his veto message, Schwarzenegger praised the intent of the measure but said he believes existing laws deal with the issue. Perry said she hopes the council will take final action before the end of the year. firstname.lastname@example.org 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Continuing to pressure area hospitals, Los Angeles city officials announced plans Wednesday to develop criminal penalties for dumping homeless patients on Skid Row. City Councilwoman Jan Perry, whose district includes Skid Row, said the toughened law is being sought after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a statewide measure that would have applied criminal penalties. “This is a statewide problem, a national problem,” Councilman Bill Rosendahl said. “Because they refuse to deal with it, we have to.” Under the proposal, hospitals could be fined up to $25,000 for failing to follow protocols in releasing homeless patients and ensuring arrangements have been with follow-up service care providers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has been actively pursuing hospitals involved in such practices for the past two years. The focus comes after a highly publicized case involving Carol Ann Reyes, who was brought downtown from Bell even though closer facilities were available. That case involved a Kaiser Permanente facility, and the city reached an agreement with the company to develop a formal policy on the release of homeless patients in which Kaiser also agreed to provide $500,000 to create after-care beds. Delgadillo said he believes the city needs additional power to enforce the policies because agreements have not been reached with other facilities in the region. But Jim Lott, of the California Hospital Association of Southern California, blamed Delgadillo for the lack of other agreements. “They walked away from the table,” Lott said. “They aren’t interested in negotiating. All they want is a stick to punish hospitals and not look for a solution.”
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association for breaching betting regulations over a four-year period.Scholes placed 140 bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019 while he was co-owner and director at Salford City. LIVE ON talkSPORT IN DEMAND Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals Football’s top transfers from the 2019 summer transfer window so far The former England midfielder, who had a short stint as Oldham boss earlier this year, apologised for his actions on Wednesday.In a statement, he said: “I accept [the] ruling. I would like to apologise and I understand and fully accept the fine imposed by the FA. whoops punished Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Paul Scholes has apologised for his actions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REAL DEAL 1 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED “It was a genuine mistake and was not done with any deliberate intention to flout the rules.“I wrongly believed that as long as there was no personal connection between me and any of the matches that I bet upon then there would be no issue. JIBE latest “However, I understand now that this is not the case and I should have taken steps to verify this at the time.”Scholes did not place any bets on football games during his 31 days in charge of Oldham.The 44-year-old resigned from his role amid claims of broken promises from Latics chiefs. LATEST Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Getty talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Japan vs England (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTScotland vs Argentina (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2England Under-21s vs Romania Under-21s (Friday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 9.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa boost
Adam Rooney, who missed a vital spot-kick in the 1-0 second-leg defeat, was rested alongside Niall McGinn, while Ash Taylor was suspended and in their places came Jayden Stockley, Miles Storey and Anthony O’Connor.There was a straight switch in the Saints ranks, meanwhile, as Murray Davidson returned to replace the injured Chris Millar.It may have been the first day of the league campaign but both sides looked like they were struggling to shake the heavy workload of pre-season out of their legs.Aberdeen enjoyed the better of the possession stakes but it was Saints who created the only notable opportunity of a weary first half hour. Aberdeen suffered yet more frustration as they followed up their European exit with a goalless draw at St Johnstone.Derek McInnes’ men were hoping to ease the pain of their Europa League defeat to Maribor in midweek as they opened their Scottish Premiership campaign in Perth.But the best chances of a hard-fought 90 minutes fell to the home side’s Graham Cummins and Danny Swanson and the Pittodrie men were forced to settle for a point.McInnes decided to refresh his line-up following the brave efforts of his team in Slovenia. Brian Easton’s shot from distance after 13 minutes was never going to trouble Joe Lewis in the visitors goal but it turned out to be a decent assist as the ball ran into Cummins’ path 12 yards from goal.The Irishman’s finish, however, was just as harmless as his team-mate’s as he fired straight at the keeper.Aberdeen’s first effort came on 34 minutes. Graeme Shinnie fired a pass from out wide into the feet of Stockley and the striker’s first-time lay-off sat up nicely for Ryan Jack but the skipper’s strike was held easily by Alan Mannus.On-loan Bristol City forward Wes Burns was showing up well on his league debut. His pace and clever feet took him past defenders on more than one occasion but his 25-yard free-kick 10 minutes before the break never carried the same threat.The best opening of the match came two minutes from the interval. O’Connor could only clear Joe Shaughnessy’s long throw to Swanson on the edge of the box but his first time hit was pushed away by Lewis.The second period was just as disjointed as the first with both sides frustrated at times by their inability to hold on to the ball.McInnes threw Rooney and McGinn into the fray after 65 minutes but even that did little to sharpen the Dons’ attack.Jack did come up with an strike from 20 yards out but Mannus looked comfortable palming away to his left.Most of the visitors’ best work had come down their left-hand side but too often the final delivery from the likes of Shinnie was poor. Jack did get on the end of Kenny McLean’s centre but could only nod wide.Saints tried to put Lewis under pressure one last time from a corner but the former Cardiff keeper leapt bravely from his line to pluck the ball out of the air just as Davidson careered into his midriff.
A 41 year old man was arrested for possession of child pornography yesterday. The arrest stemmed from a three month investigation by the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force, with the assistance of the Noblesville Police Department and the Franklin Police Department. The findings of the investigation led detectives to file for and receive a search warrant for a residence in Franklin. During that search evidence was uncovered and a subsequent arrest was made. Gary Dismore of Franklin Indiana was arrested and booked into the Johnson County Jail. Since an arrest has been made in this case and further inquiries shall be directed to the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office.Anyone with information or tips about suspected child pornography or other child crimes can submit an anonymous tip at www.missingkids.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678
Piet Nkambule is the 2012 Shoprite boerewors champion, he was crowned by the supermarkets chain after tasting his traditional wors at their annual competition.Piet Nkambule, top of podium, is 2012’s best boerwors maker. (Image: Shoprite)Wilma den HartighPiet Nkambule from Newcastle in Kwazulu-Natal makes South Africa’s best boerewors. He was selected as the winner of the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors Competition, an annual event hosted by the supermarket group to identify the country’s best traditional boerewors recipe.Before Nkambule made it into the top 10, his award-winning recipe was put to the test and tasted by a panel of high profile food experts. Over a period of four months, the judges tasted thousands of pieces of boerewors across the country to find a recipe that stands out.Nkambule’s recipe was selected from more than 1 000 entries that went through three rounds of elimination.Martin Kobald, one of the judges, who is a chef and honorary past president of the South African Chefs Association (SACA), says Nkambule’s boerewors recipe was exactly what the judges were looking for.“It had an authentic flavour and you could taste the coriander and cloves nicely,” Kobald explains. “When it was cooked the combination of flavours unfolded better than others.”Another judge of the competition and executive chef, Jeff Schueremans, says the winning boerewors had a prominent beef and pork flavour. “That was the best one of all of them,” Schueremans says.Determination pays offIn addition to receiving the coveted title, South Africa’s boerewors champion should also be commended for his perseverance. Even though he has participated 19 times in the competition, without ever reaching the finals, he never gave up.But this was his lucky year.“I can’t believe I actually won,”Nkambule says, and he can’t wait to receive his prize which includes a new Toyota Hilux 2.7 double cab raised body raider, R2 500 (US$286) holiday voucher from food company All Gold, R2 000 ($229) Coca Cola cash prize and R750 ($86) worth of vouchers from snack food manufacturer Simba.“In my life I never thought I would drive a new car,” he says.Developing the perfect recipeBoerewors is a type of sausage that is synonymous with South African food heritage. The name comes from the Afrikaans words boer (farmer) and wors (sausage).Boerewors is usually braaied, a method that cooks food on an open fire, but some South Africans would, somewhat reluctantly, concede that it can also be grilled under an electric grill, fried, or baked in an oven.Kobald says that the recipe for traditional boerewors is legislated and must strictly adhere to certain guidelines. Although it is up to individuals to adjust the ratios of the ingredients, boerewors must contain at least 90% meat, always containing beef as well as lamb or pork, or a mixture of lamb and pork. Not more than 30% of the meat content may be fat and it can’t contain any mechanically recovered meat.Apart from the meat content, no other ingredients may be added except vinegar, spices, herbs, salt or other harmless flavourants and water. Cereal products such as oats or bread crumbs may be used as binding agents, but it should be suitable for mass production and a specific shelf life.“Although the ingredients are legislated, there is always someone’s boerewors that stands out and this is what we wanted to find,” Kobald says.Nkambule isn’t a newcomer to the meat industry. He’s worked in butcheries since 1977, when he started out by making deliveries. After many years, he’s learnt the tricks of the trade and, of course, what makes a good boerewors.He says he has taken a lot of time to perfect his winning recipe, now a closely guarded secret.“Over the years people have given me many tips and tricks about how to make a good boerewors,” he says.Although he is reluctant to divulge the ingredients of his winning recipe, he does reveal a few pointers for aspiring wors makers.“My secret lies in the special ratio of pork to beef meat I include in my mixture,” he says. “The right quality spices are also very important.”Boerewors under scrutinyFinding the country’s best boerewors is no small feat and an independent judging panel of respected food experts had the tough job of making the final decision.It took 85 regional and 10 provincial elimination rounds, during which 400 judges from the SACA had to taste and assess more than 55 000 pieces of raw and cooked boerewors to eventually find the top ten that would battle it out at the final.The judges included Martin Kobald; Arnold Tanzer, Sunday Times chef of the year 2008; Carmen Niehaus, YOU and Huisgenoot food editor and author of more than 20 cookbooks; Peter Veldsman, author of several cookbooks; and Lungile Nhlanhla, junior food editor at Drum magazine and one of the five finalists of the 2012 Masterchef SA programme.Schueremans explains that the judges have to taste both the raw and cooked boerewors, and contestants also have to provide the spices for a separate tasting to ensure that the correct spices have been used.“When the wors is raw it reveals a different flavour,” Schueremans says.Kobald adds that by tasting the raw product, the judges can also determine if the ingredients are correct and correspond with the specific recipe provided by the contestant.Cooked to perfectionBecoming the country’s boerewors champion isn’t just about combining the right mix of ingredients – the contestants must also cook the boerewors to perfection. If it is undercooked or overdone the judges can’t get a good sense of its taste.Kobald points out that cooking the wors is as important as developing the best recipe, as contestants could achieve a high score for their raw product, but get marked down at the cooking stage.To ensure that each individual tasting is accurate, the judges clean their palettes between tastings by eating a dry biscuit and drinking water.In his 13 years of involvement with the competition, Kobald has noticed how contestants have changed and evolved their techniques, and are taking the annual event more seriously.The new Championship Boerewors is in-store and available at all Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores countrywide.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Over the weekend, SEO consultant Rob Ousbey opened up Google and was surprised to find that the search engine no longer required him to hit the “enter” key – it simply searched as he typed. The feature, which Google confirmed it is testing on a select number of users, goes one big step beyond Google Suggest and provides streaming search results as you type. As you can see in the video below, the feature not only provides search results, but also advertising using Google AdWords. According to Google-centric blog Google Operating System, similar functionality is already in place in Google Alerts, which changes its preview results as you type. Take a look at Ousbey’s video to see one possible future for Google Search: While the feature certainly looks nifty, we have to wonder if it would just turn out more annoying than anything else. And an even bigger question would be, how does this work for advertisers? Is an impression still an impression of it only lasts for a half of a second between letters? Google has gone increasingly real-time recently. In February, Google Reader began showing real-time feeds using PubSubHubbub, and then in March, the company began developing a new feature that would allows publishers big and small to push content to the search engine’s index in real time. And while we want our search results to include real-time information, do we want the search results themselves to come in real time? What do you think – would you use Google’s streaming search results or would you stick with deciding on a full search term and hitting go before seeing the results? Related Posts mike melanson Tags:#Google#NYT#Real-Time Web#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Guest author Ted Schadler is a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and co-author of The Mobile Mind Shift.Mobile has increasingly become the go-to device to fulfill a consumer need. What’s tomorrow’s weather? Is the flight on time? Where’s the nearest store, and is this product cheaper there?Whatever the question, consumers increasingly expect the answer to be on the phone. This is the mobile mind shift: The expectation that you can get the information you want, right there in the moment when you need it.The new battleground for customers is in this mobile moment—the instant in which the customer is seeking an answer. If you’re there for them, you’ll gain their loyalty; if you’re not, you’ll lose their business. But while both entrepreneurial companies like Uber and huge corporations like American Airlines are winning in this mobile moment, the majority of firms still think “we’ll build an app” is the solution to serving customers in their mobile moments.How To Lose A Customer In 30 SecondsThis approach, quite simply, will lead to lost business. Why? Because firms can’t win the battle for a mobile moment with a technology platform built for the Web era.Mobile is not small Web. It’s an entirely different experience based on simple steps and deep engagement, not self-service catalogs of transactions. Bolting a new interface onto an old technology stack won’t close the engagement gap that separates a company from its customer in that mobile moment of need. Rather, firms must completely re-architect their business technology platform to win, serve, and retain customers in their mobile moments.The technology platforms for mobile moments are different from the traditional systems of record that companies use to run their businesses. Systems of record, the transaction systems that companies use to manage their back office and core operations—like Nordstrom’s inventory system or American Airlines’ reservation system—were designed to be rock-solid indicators of truth in a business. But these systems, and the business processes they support, aren’t optimized for the speedy, frequent, and granular tasks that people with mobile devices demand.By contrast, mobile apps focus on people, not internal processes. They draw on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics technology to deliver service directly to a customer, in the context of what that person wants or needs at that particular moment.Google Now can warn that you will miss the train unless you walk a little faster down Park Avenue. That takes technology that can deliver on what a customer expects on his mobile device in his immediate context. To win in the mobile moment with its unique requirements, business executives and technology managers must fund, create, and manage a next-generation technology platform based on the following four imperatives.1. Master A Slew Of New Engagement TechnologiesMobile, social, cloud, notifications, analytics, in-app feedback, content management. These are the technologies of engagement. You must absorb and aggregate them to deliver engaging experiences.2. Build A Cloud-Based Integration And Delivery PlatformThe three-tier Web can’t handle the diverse and complex needs of mobile moments. Enterprises must embrace the cloud and a new four-tier “engagement platform” that separates the aggregation tier, carrying API management and business logic, from the delivery tier, running at Internet scale and living close to the responsive edge when a customer taps an action button. The cloud is an essential component of this new architecture. 3. Simplify Data Retrieval From Existing Transaction SystemsExisting transaction systems and processes are too bulky and ungainly for the small actions and rapid response needed in a mobile moment. Firms will have to atomize processes and expose just enough data through well-crafted APIs that can work on mobile devices and in any channel.4. Implement A Comprehensive Analytics CapabilityBuilding a mobile app without instrumenting it for analytics means flying blind into the mobile moment. The app spins off data on performance and usage as well as location data that should improve a customer’s experience according to her context. This analytics capability is the most difficult and potentially the most valuable outcome of a mobile moment.As you see, a great technology strategy and a new generation of capabilities lives behind every great mobile moment. CIOs and technology managers have a powerfully important place in this brave new world. But building this next generation technology platform won’t be cheap, and it won’t be easy. But it is essential to business success as more and more consumers make the mobile mind shift. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts ted schadler Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#business#consumer#Contributed#mobile#mobile moment#product#strategy#systems