7 technology trends that will make or break many careers

first_img 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr No matter what field you work in, if you’re hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends. We’ve seen it all too often in recent history, that a new technology takes over and suddenly those who can’t keep up are no longer needed.But by educating yourself on what is new, what is growing, what is likely to be the next big thing, you can help tech-proof your career. Below I’ve outlined some of the technology trends I see that will have the greatest impact on a wide variety of jobs and industries — well outside the people in the IT industry who develop, build and maintain them.Big DataObviously I write a lot about the impact big data is having and will have, but it will almost certainly impact many careers and fields in the future. Human resources, marketing, scientific and medical research, psychological research, product development, customer service, finance, and manufacturing are all fields beyond IT that will be affected by big data. continue reading »last_img read more

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Gov. Cuomo deserves credit for his progressive shift

first_imgAnd should Cuomo deliver in these first 100 days of his “new” administration, remaining grumpy will do little to further our cause. Rather, it’ll signal to Cuomo that he has little to gain from working with us – and he’ll go right to that position as centrist skeptic.Does that mean progressives should tuck themselves in and relax, trusting Cuomo has everything in hand? Absolutely not.But nor should we be so quick to reject his liberal reboot.Progressives should pay close attention to what the governor does in his third term – praising him when he earns it, and giving constructive criticism when he falls short of his promises. Steve Keller is a regular contributor to the Sunday Opinion section.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? I’m hesitant to admit it, but over the last few months, his politics appear to have shifted leftward.His agenda for the upcoming legislative session is essentially a progressive bonanza — speedy legalization of marijuana, middle-class tax cuts, prison and bail reform, and other items that have languished on the liberal wish list for years. Has Cuomo the man changed? As I said in an April 2018 column, I don’t know, and I don’t really care. It doesn’t matter what politicians feel – I care whether they hear the public and what they do in response. In that column, I also wrote about how politicians like Cuomo could be convinced to pay attention: “You agitate, you fight, you stay grumpy, you threaten to vote for someone else, and you make politicians pay a political price for ignoring you.Staying silent does nothing.”  In doing so, Cuomo managed to avoid having to respond to the truly progressive bills that would have otherwise crossed his desk. Cuomo once said he was “in lockstep” with Bernie Sanders.He wasn’t. But now, he may be marching to a different tune.And almost eight years after my first grumpy columns critiquing Cuomo’s conservatism, my resolution for the new year is to give our governor a second chance.Cuomo RebootedWhen Cuomo threw some pretty substantial bones to the left during his primary fight against Cynthia Nixon, I was concerned about him pivoting back to the center after the election was over. Thankfully, Cuomo doesn’t seem to have returned to his old ways. As of this moment, it looks like Cuomo has heard the call and joined the team.No doubt, his upcoming agenda could be more progressive.For example, it could include the New York Health Act, which would establish a single-payer healthcare system similar to those in many other developed countries.But in a counterintuitive sense, the incompleteness of Cuomo’s 2019 progressive agenda is exactly the reason he needs the left’s backing at this critical juncture. Consider this: Cuomo’s reaction to unified Democratic legislative control could have been to claim the center ground and declare himself a skeptic of the progressive bills that are sure to come out of the newly Democratic Senate. Yet Cuomo isn’t doing that.Instead, he’s advocating positions that sound like they came out of a Cynthia Nixon policy brief. He’s opposed raising taxes on the wealthy ever since – even to fund progressive programs like Pre-K education.Progressivism LiteCuomo has certainly presided over some liberal milestones – e.g., the $15 minimum wage, medical marijuana and free public college. But the key word is “presided.” In almost all of these cases, Cuomo either kept his cards close to the vest or fought the progressive position for as long as possible.When passage finally seemed inevitable (or sufficiently crowd-pleasing), he jumped on the bandwagon – usually watering down the final bill.Worst of all, Gov. Cuomo tacitly supported the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of elected Democrats who helped the GOP control the Senate for about half of Cuomo’s governorship. Progressives Are Hard to PleaseAs a lifelong skeptic of Gov. Cuomo, it’s pretty strange to finally say this in print.But should he deliver on these promises, I’m ready to get on Team Cuomo – possibly even as a presidential candidate if that’s where the 2020 primaries take us.Other progressives should consider it, too. Unfortunately, I know we are a very hard group to satisfy.We have a knack for finding the speck in the ointment – even if the ointment represents a huge step in the right direction that we could have never previously imagined.That’s not to defend incrementalism. Instead, it’s to say we should acknowledge when our political pressure is successful.In 2019, progressives are no longer being ignored – it’s our shining hour. Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor The Sunday GazetteWhen I began writing columns for The Gazette in 2011, I was not too fond of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a simple reason: He was way too conservative.It started with his first few budget proposals.Faced with a fiscal deficit in his first year in office, Gov. Cuomo could have taken a balanced approach.Instead, he chose to enact damaging cuts to Democratic priorities like education and housing – just as he instituted a property tax cap that shackled school districts’ ability to make up the revenue shortfall. Cuomo also initially opposed extending Gov. David Paterson’s 9 percent tax rate on income over $500,000. Though he ultimately renewed it, he declined to make it permanent, lowered the rate and exempted those making between $500,000 to $1 million.last_img read more

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Women’s hockey: Badgers up winning streak to 16 with pair of wins over Dartmouth

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team schooled Dartmouth this weekend, winning Friday night’s match 4-1 and Saturday’s match 4-0.The Badgers (16-0-0, 10-0 WCHA) fought hard against Dartmouth (4-4-2, 4-1-2 Ivy League), with goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens only allowing one goal the entire weekend.Both games included some rather spectacular play, especially by Desbiens. One of Desbiens’ best saves happened Friday night, when she managed to see through two Dartmouth forwards to catch a puck midair.Emily Clark finished off Friday night’s game with an impeccable shot that she managed to slip past the Dartmouth goaltender’s foot. Clark celebrated her goal alone for about five seconds because she was the only person in the building who knew it went in.The Badgers also saw great performances from their freshman players, especially Sophia Shaver and Sam Cogan, who both scored a goal apiece Friday and Saturday respectfully. Head coach Mark Johnson believes this kind of play is crucial for the growth of these players.“They’re just getting their feet wet right now and in the next couple of weekends [going up against Minnesota and North Dakota] those experiences will help them in their growth,” Johnson said.Saturday got off to a slower start than Friday for the Badgers, with the first goal being scored by Sarah Nurse nine minutes into the second period. Nurse admits the scoreless first period helped to ignite a fire in Wisconsin.“We were peppering shots the whole game, and I think that getting the first goal opened up the flood gates for the whole team,” Nurse said.Nurse would end up scoring Wisconsin’s second goal of the night in the same period, a mere five minutes after her first shot hit the back of the net.Johnson also liked the way the team looked playing against a non-division team like Dartmouth, especially during a third quarter Friday night that got more aggressive as the clock wound down.“We competed at a high level against a physical opponent,” Johnson said. They challenged us and I thought that we responded very well. I like the number that we’re getting, because that indicated that we’re getting the puck quite a bit. We had numerous good scoring opportunities.”Both Friday and Saturday’s game helped two Badgers gain new accolades in their careers.Desbiens now has nine shutouts in the 2015-16 season, which ranks sixth on the NCAA shutout list. Annie Pankowski scored Wisconsin’s first goal of the night Friday, extending her point streak to 18, which is the sixth longest in Wisconsin’s history.Pankowski knew that Dartmouth was going to be a strong competitor, and knows that these wins show the strength of Wisconsin’s team.“We were expecting a great game,” Pankowski said. “And that’s what we got, was a fight until the end. I think that it’s a true testament to our team.”last_img read more

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LA Lakers top Timberwolves in overtime

first_imgClarkson added another drive to the basket for a 119-112 lead with 2:06 left, then Lakers forward Julius Randle, who had 23 points and 12 rebounds, added a putback dunk for a 121-112 advantage at the 1:24 mark. Despite taking a shot to the face while jumping for a loose ball in the final minute, Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. also stayed in until the last 25 seconds of the game.Before that, the Lakers offered more positive signs in crunch time.Clarkson converted on a four-point play that cut the Timberwolves’ lead to 108-107 with 1:42 left in regulation. After Randle blocked Towns on the next play, Randle drained a left-handed leaner for a 109-108 lead with a minute left.The Lakers could not win the game in regulation, though. After Wiggins made one of two free throws to tie the game at 109 with 45 seconds left, Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell missed a go-ahead 3-point attempt. Fortunately for the Lakers, though, Dieng missed a 3-point attempt as time expired.Brandon Ingram had 11 points and three rebounds, but missed the fourth quarter and overtime to ice the tendinitis in his right knee.But on a night the Lakers’ celebrated their glorious past, they saw positive developments about their future.“You can’t be certain about things because you’re talking about 19-year-olds,” Walton said. “But what you can be certain at is how hard they work and how they respond to adversity right now.” LOS ANGELES >> On a day the Lakers honored their glorious past, the NCAA Tournament showcased prospects trying to offer promising signs of their future.Both events provided an appropriate juxtaposition toward the current Lakers, who prevailed in their first overtime game of the season, a 130-119 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday at Staples Center.The Lakers unveiled a statue for Shaquille O’Neal before the game and played video tributes that showcased his physical dominance throughout the night. It also was a reminder the current roster lacks a superstar.“Watching some of those highlights, you get goosebumps,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Not only is the gap huge, but even once you get there, you got to have everything go right for you to hang another banner. But for us, the most important thing we can do right now is continue to build a foundation.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersTo add to that foundation, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka missed the festivities so they could scout the Kentucky-UCLA game in Memphis. If the Lakers retain their top-three protected draft pick, perhaps they find their next star through this draft or via trade.“I trust the front office and what they do,” Walton said. “They’re watching guys all year.”For now, the concrete in the Lakers’ foundation looked sturdy as they ended a six-game losing streak despite double-figure efforts from Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins (36 points), Karl-Anthony Towns (25), Ricky Rubio (19 points, 15 assists) and Gorgui Dieng (14 points). In a game that featured eight ties and 13 lead changes, the Lakers offered some dramatic moments to rectify their 26-point loss in November to Minnesota.Three nights after posting being held to one field goal against the Clippers, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson finished with a career-high 35 points while shooting 13-of-20 from the field and 8-of-10 from 3-point range.One of his 3-pointers gave the Lakers a 114-109 edge with 3:32 left in overtime. After Lakers guard David Nwaba split a pair of foul shots, Clarkson then added a left-handed layup for a 117-109 cushion with 2:43 remaining.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Activists raise their fists as they rally in support of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside the offices of the National Football League on Park Avenue, August 23, 2017 in New York City. During the NFL season last year, Kaepernick caused controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem at games to protest racial oppression and police brutality. Kaepernick is currently a free agent and some critics and analysts claim NFL teams don’t want to sign him due to his public display of his political beliefs. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILEHUNTSVILLE, Alabama — President Donald Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.And the president has a similar suggestion for fans of the sport: walk out of the stadium in protest.ADVERTISEMENT Delarmino, Chua settle for silvers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. He hasn’t been signed by an NFL team this season.READ: NFL: Kaepernick’s controversial protest puts QB on cover of TimeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTrump’s hard-nosed reaction to protests by several athletes over treatment of blacks by police came Friday night during a freewheeling rally in Alabama. He says such players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.Trump also bemoaned that football has become less violent. That view comes amid growing concerns over repeated head blows and a brain disease. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks

first_imgHorford had 27 points and nine rebounds, held league scoring leader Giannis Antetokounmpo in check for longstretches and sank back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter as the Celtics beat the Bucks 96-89 on Thursday night.“He was great on both ends of the floor,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He guarded Giannis a large part of the night and I thought did a great job on him and then he obviously hit the big 3s.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTS SEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKyrie Irving added 24 points and seven assists for Boston, which avenged a loss to Milwaukee in Boston earlier this month.The game was played at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA, which served as the Bucks’ home from 1968 until the team moved into the Bradley Center in 1988. The Bucks chose to play one game this season at the 11,000-seat arena to mark the team’s 50th anniversary. The Bucks will move into a new arena next season. Antetokounmpo had 28 points. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 apiece.Antetokounmpo, who came into the game leading the league with nearly 37 points per game, scored just 11 in the first half before matching that total in the third quarter as the Bucks built a seven-point lead midway through the period.“(Antetokounmpo) is a guy that wills his way to the paint, and the big challenge for me was to stay between him and the basket and make him shoot over me,” Horford said.Horford held Antetokounmpo in check until the third quarter.“In the first half, I couldn’t make plays for my team because there was a lot of people in the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “In the second half, things opened up a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive and make something happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leaps for a dunk but is fouled by Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise’s half-century in existence.Al Horford and the Boston Celtics spoiled the party.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Celtics grabbed control in the fourth, building a 12-point lead midway through the period before Tony Snell sank back-to-back 3-pointers, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet and forcing a timeout. The Celtics quickly built the lead back to double digits, but the Bucks briefly rallied again. Brogdon’s layup brought Milwaukee within five points with just under 4 minutes remaining but the Bucks would get no closer.The Celtics jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first quarter and led 28-23 after the period, led by Irving’s nine points. The Bucks led 44-43 at the half on a late running dunk by Middleton. Irving had 16first-half points.TIP-INSCeltics: G Marcus Smart, who sat out the previous two games with a sprained left ankle, returned to action, scoring eight points in 26 minutes. … F Daniel Theis made his first career start.Bucks: Brogdon returned after missing one game with a left ankle sprain. … DeAndre Liggins received a technical foul after blocking Terry Rozier’s shot, then standing over him after he fell to the floor.RETURN TO THE MECCAThe game was played on a replica of the colorful MECCA court, designed by pop artist Robert Indiana in 1977. “It’s a little cozy,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of the arena.Stevens made several trips to the arena while coaching in college at Butler University, a one-time Horizon League member along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which plays its home games there. “It’s fun to be part of these types of games, when you talk about the history of this building and what it has meant to Milwaukee and the NBA,” Stevens said.The Bucks wore uniforms designed after those from their inaugural season in 1968. Jon McGlocklin, known as “Mr. Buck,” addressed the crowd before the game. McGlocklin played on the first team, scored the first basket in team history and started on the 1971 championship squad. He’s a long-time television analyst for the team.ARENA ACCOLADES“It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there, as well as the fans kind of being right on top of us,” Irving said.Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, who was born two years after Milwaukee played its last game at the arena, enjoyed the experience. “It was a cool experience playing here and hearing a lot of stories from local people in Milwaukee when they attended games here.”Milwaukee center John Henson described the conditions on the court as “chilly,” but he appreciated the opportunity, nonetheless. “I thought the floor was nice. It was cool just to see the colors.”UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Miami on Saturday night.Bucks: Visit Atlanta on Sunday to start a six-game road trip. 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