Tighter scholarship control needed – Stewart

first_img Lost in system President of Harbour View football club Carvel Stewart says that local clubs should stop sending unqualified players on scholarships as it is hurting both the individuals and the country’s long-term football future. According to Stewart, student footballers who are not academically inspired should not be forced to go to college but should instead focus their efforts on making a professional career and only students with the requisite academic qualifications must take up these scholarship offers. “Their real intention is to play football professionally, and that (college) system doesn’t allow them to do that. We have to review it rationally and decide who are serious about academics,” he insisted. Stewart said that over the years he has seen players who lack the academic capacity get lost in the system, or come out with nothing, and he believes that this is also having a damaging effect on the nation’s football as the best young talent are getting lost in the US college system, and this, he says, is because they are not “academics”. “We have followed the college programme, and when we have an academic, and he gets a scholarship, we say ‘Go ahead’, but when he is not an academic we (Harbour View) say ‘No, you are a footballer’, that wouldn’t make any sense at all, and it has followed through. “We had players like Onandi Lowe. People came to me about him going to college, but that wouldn’t have worked. What worked for him is that he is a footballer, and his focus was becoming a professional footballer,” he reasoned. He added: “The league is also suffering from it because you don’t see the youngsters coming through the league. You see all of these youngsters performing at the schoolboy level, and when they leave school, you hear people asking for them. But they go and enjoy the bright lights over there (in the US), and then they disappear, and Jamaica’s football suffers because of it. So we have to correct that,” he stated.last_img read more

The new Advanced Data Encryption features will pro

first_imgThe new Advanced Data Encryption features will provide organizations with more control over how their data is encrypted within Quick Base.The other capability gives organizations more control over who has access to proprietary and sensitive data through an integration with their Identity Management system.“Security is top of mind for all companies, and at Quick Base we have a deep and long-term commitment to delivering industry-leading security control and protection standards,” said Jay Jamison, SVP of strategy and product management at Quick Base. “As Quick Base customers continue to build more applications that store proprietary and sensitive data, these new features are the latest example of our efforts to meet their demands for additional control over the security of that data.”MarkLogic Data Hub Service now availableMarkLogic has introduced MarkLogic Data Hub Service, enabling organizations to integrate, store, harmonize, analyze, and secure mission-critical data in the cloud in a cost-effective way.The solution was designed to address some of the current challenges with Data Lakes, including a lack of governance, semantic inconsistency, and inflexibility.  “Data Lakes were pointed in the right general direction, but ignored basic realities of life in the enterprise. MarkLogic Data Hub Service delivers on the promise of Data Lakes by making it simple to manage, curate, secure, operate and operationalize data to drive real business outcomes,” said Joe Pasqua, EVP and head of products at MarkLogic. Microsoft is introducing the “Suggest a Feature” capability in Visual Studio. The new feature will enable developers to submit ideas or feature requests to the Visual Studio Developer Community.Developers will be able to browse suggestions made by others and vote for their favorites, which will help Microsoft understand the impact to the community.“Suggest a Feature on Developer Community is aimed at providing a single convenient place for all your Visual Studio feedback, improve your engagement with product teams and have a greater impact on Visual Studio family of product,” the Visual Studio team wrote in a post.WhiteHat Security introduces dynamic single-page application scanningWhiteHat Security has added dynamic single-page application scanning capabilities in WhiteHat Sentinel Dynamic. A single page application is one that interacts with users by rewriting the current page, rather than loading new pages from a server, the company explained.The new feature will automate scanning, discovery, and updating of webpages, links, and architecture.Quick Base adds two new security featuresQuick Base is introducing two new features to provide companies with more control over the security of their data through encryption and integration with Identity Management systems.last_img read more