Harvard gets first woman president

first_imgCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard University named historian Drew Gilpin Faust as its first female president Sunday, ending a lengthy and secretive search to find a successor to Lawrence Summers and his tumultuous five-year tenure. The seven-member Harvard Corp. elected Faust, a noted scholar of the American South and dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, as the university’s 28th president. The 30-member board of overseers ratified the selection. Faust, 59, recognized the significance of her appointment. “I hope that my own appointment can be one symbol of an opening of opportunities that would have been inconceivable even a generation ago,” Faust said at a news conference on campus. But she also added, “I’m not the woman president of Harvard, I’m the president of Harvard.” With Faust’s appointment, half of the eight Ivy League schools will have a woman as president. Her selection is noteworthy given the uproar over Summers’ comments that genetic differences between the sexes might help explain the dearth of women in top science jobs. Hh prompted debates about equality at Harvard and nationwide. Faust oversaw the creation of two faculty task forces, formed in the aftermath of Summers’ remarks, to examine gender diversity at Harvard. She has been dean of Radcliffe since 2001, two years after the former women’s college was merged into the university as a research center with a mission to study gender issues. Some professors have quietly groused that – despite the growing centrality of scientific research to Harvard’s budget – the 371-year-old university is appointing a fifth consecutive president who is not a scientist. No scientist has had the top job since James Bryant Conant retired in 1953; its last four have come from the fields of classics, law, literature and economics. Faust is the first Harvard president who did not receive an undergraduate or graduate degree from the university since Charles Chauncy, an alumnus of Cambridge University in England, who died in office in 1672. She attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania, where she was also a professor of history. Faust pivots from managing Radcliffe, a think tank with 87 employees and a $17 million budget, to presiding over Harvard’s 11 schools and colleges, 24,000 employees and $2 billion budget. The Harvard presidency may be the most prestigious job in higher education, offering a pulpit from which remarks resonate throughout academic circles, along with unparalleled resources, including a university endowment of nearly $30 billion.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Players and fans come together in support of Carl Ikeme

first_img How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Ikeme has been at Wolves since he was 14-years-old How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED possible xi Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights who plays? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS This was a heartbreaking decision for the 32-year-old to make as Wolves prepare for their return to the Premier League.However, many players and fans came together to show their support for Ikeme.Below you can see a compilation of some of the most touching messages. NEW ERA center_img Football is an incredibly competitive game but all these rivalries can be put to one side when real life issues affect players.And it was Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who has retired from the game after a 12-month long battle with acute leukaemia. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? The #GKunion unite in support of @Carl_Ikeme. #OneCarlIkeme☝️👐 pic.twitter.com/9VzvICG5ay— Wolves (@Wolves) July 27, 2018 predicted Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decadelast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: India’s defeat vs New Zealand shocking, says Wasim Akram

first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said he was shocked after New Zealand decimated India by 47 runs in their opening clash of the ICC World Twenty20 on a rank turner in Nagpur last night. (Full World T20 Coverage )Chasing 127, India lost nine out of 10 wickets to New Zealand’s spinners and were shot out for 78 in 18.1 overs.”India’s defeat shocked me. It shocked the fans and it must have shocked the players. It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat on but they lacked plans,” Akram told Sports Today.MS Dhoni had slammed his batsmen for poor shot-selection and blamed them for the defeat. Akram shared the Indian captain’s sentiments and felt the batsmen lacked proper plans after they had lost four key wickets in the first five overs. (India got overconfident vs New Zealand: Gavaskar )Openers Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, middle-order mainstays Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh were sent packing even before the chase picked any kind of momentum.”They (Indian batsmen) started playing random shots after losing wickets in the first five overs. They were all soft dismissals. I think they lesson they would have learned from last night’s game is to have wickets in the last five overs. If you do that, then you can chase down 50 runs, irrespective how much it is turning.”However, Akram said such “jolts” were necessary every now and then and it was good for India that the setback had come early in the tournament. (India will be under huge pressure vs Pakistan: Ganguly )Akram said India will need to come out of their shock as they face Pakistan on Saturday in which is now in a must-win game for the hosts.advertisement”India is a professional team and I’m sure they will be able to come out of the shock. They don’t have too much time to be in shock because you are playing a match every two or three days,” Akram said.The legendary Pakistani bowler said he expected the Saturday clash to be an exciting game and irrespective of India’s performance yesterday and Pakistan’s crushing win over Bangladesh tonight, both teams would keep everything behind them and be at their best.last_img read more

What Our NBA Projections Got Right And Wrong Last Season

CARMELO is back! As my colleague Nate Silver detailed Thursday, we’re issuing our second set of NBA player career forecasts; you can find the latest batch of projections here. For those unfamiliar with CARMELO,1Which, as a complete coincidence, stands for Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization. it’s an algorithm that uses the career arcs of similar historical players to predict what’s in store for today’s stars, journeymen and scrubs.I want to dig into what CARMELO predicts for 2016-17, but first let’s look back at the best — and worst — moments of the projection’s rookie season. To help isolate its biggest hits and misses, I gathered wins above replacement2WAR can be calculated by multiplying a player’s Box Plus/Minus by the percentage of his team’s minutes he played and then multiplying that by 2.2. data for the 435 players who both played in the NBA in 2015-16 and were issued a CARMELO forecast last fall. Here’s a simple histogram of the differences in WAR between what was predicted and what transpired on the court: Kawhi LeonardSF2515.810.55.010.8 Marcus SmartPG229.95.10.59.3 R. Westbrook27OKC2449+7.312.72750+10.018.3+5.6 Kyle LowryPG3014.59.43.810.8 Anthony Davis22NO2568+6.311.82164+2.25.1-6.7 What CARMELO got wrong in 2015-16 K. Towns20MIN1859-0.21.82627+2.86.8+5.0 James HardenSG2719.514.28.011.6 M. Smart2.55.1+2.6K. Durant14.110.9-3.2 Russell WestbrookPG2819.215.29.49.8 Paul George25IND2074+2.45.12819+4.510.1+5.0 Marcin Gortat31WSH1889+1.63.82256+1.24.0+0.2 Chris PaulPG3114.910.33.411.5 T. Evans1.63.8+2.2C. Paul13.110.3-2.9 Anthony DavisPF2313.58.83.79.8 That’s a pretty good list! Nic Batum, for instance, was coming off of a down year by the conventional metrics, but CARMELO predicted he’d bounce back to something more like his old form. It also predicted that Tim Duncan, at age 39, would play at a high level, and that lottery pick Frank Kaminsky would underwhelm.So, now that we’ve assessed CARMELO’s debut season, what can it tell us going forward? Here are the players our system thinks will see the biggest improvements (or declines) by WAR in 2016-17: PLAYERAGETMMINUTES+/-WARMINUTES+/-WARDIFF Draymond GreenPF2614.69.64.410.2 Nicolas Batum27CHA2435+2.05.42448+2.05.5+0.1 Patrick Patterson26TOR1841+1.53.62020+1.03.3-0.3 DeAndre JordanC2813.98.02.911.0 Draymond Green25GS2189+4.68.02808+5.812.1+4.1 Lavoy Allen26IND1201+0.31.51599-0.61.3-0.2 Among players who were issued a forecast and played in the NBA in 2015-16.Source: Basketball-Reference.com Luis Scola35TOR1052-1.30.41636-1.20.7+0.3 Stephen CurryPG2820.516.111.39.2 Marvin Williams29CHA1568+0.01.82338+2.75.9+4.2 Kemba WalkerPG2611.67.22.19.6 FORECASTACTUAL What CARMELO got less wrong in 2015-16 Arron Afflalo30NY1952-2.5-0.52371-2.4-0.4+0.1 By WAR, the biggest miss on CARMELO’s résumé was also the game’s biggest star: Stephen Curry. It wasn’t that the algorithm thought Curry would be bad — CARMELO predicted that he’d be the game’s most valuable player in 2015-16 — but the projection didn’t foresee the quantum leap his game would take the season after he’d already established himself as league MVP. Outlier performances are outliers for a reason; most players would regress to the mean after posting one of the top 50 seasons in modern NBA history, not one-up themselves with a campaign ranking in the top 10. Obviously, Curry isn’t “most players.”Similarly, CARMELO knew Kyle Lowry and Russell Westbrook were good, but it didn’t bank on them being quite so good. The numbers also didn’t see Kemba Walker’s breakout performance coming, or that Karl-Anthony Towns would be one of the best rookies in modern history. And it was taken completely by surprise when Anthony Davis — CARMELO’s pick as the game’s most valuable franchise player — turned in a historically disappointing season.Davis, who was less than 100 percent for much of the season, brings us to the bumps and bruises — or worse — that players have to deal with. Injuries are notoriously difficult to predict, and since playing time and performance are so fundamentally intertwined, many of the players on the list above saw various ailments rob them of both minutes and per-minute production. Joakim Noah and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, for instance, missed most of the season with injuries, and they weren’t themselves when they did suit up.And it goes without saying that CARMELO knows little about the personal-life problems of mere humans. That’s why it — like me — was so utterly, woefully wrong about Ty Lawson’s disastrous 2015-16 season.Things weren’t all bad for CARMELO’s inaugural season, though. Here are the players — among those who played at least 1,500 minutes — for whom the projected WAR totals most closely matched the player’s output in 2015-16: Frank Kaminsky22CHA1272-1.40.41708-1.20.7+0.2 FORECASTACTUAL Jimmy Butler26CHI2688+3.68.32474+4.08.1-0.2 Goran Dragic29MIA2169+1.13.72363+0.73.5-0.2 About 55 percent of the players finished with a WAR total within a win (plus or minus) of what CARMELO predicted; that grows to 80 percent if we look for players who fell within two wins of their WAR forecast. It’s tough to say how that compares to other projection systems, since there aren’t many alternatives available in the public domain, but in a vacuum that doesn’t seem like an awful rookie showing, particularly since CARMELO’s errors appear to be roughly symmetrical along the shape of a bell curve — meaning it isn’t systematically biased toward over- or undervaluing players.CARMELO wasn’t perfect, though. Here were its biggest misses, high and low, of 2015-16: BIGGEST IMPROVEMENTSBIGGEST DECLINES D. Russell0.32.7+2.5R. Westbrook18.315.2-3.1 Jae Crowder25BOS1364+0.51.92308+2.86.2+4.3 Since CARMELO uses previous seasons to inform its projections, along with a heavy dose of regression to the mean, there’s some crossover between the lists of its 2015-16 misses and its 2016-17 improvements or declines. Curry, Lowry and company can’t possibly be that dominant two years in a row, right? We’ll see; projection systems are conservative by nature, always abiding by the law of averages, and an explosive individual performance represents a rebellion against that law. Maybe some of the names on the right-hand list will buck the odds and make history again; maybe they won’t. The left-hand list, however, is the one to keep an eye on — these are largely young players the projection expects to make big improvements, as well as a few veterans (Davis, Blake Griffin, Tyreke Evans) that it expects to bounce back.On that note, here’s a list based on pure volatility — the players for whom CARMELO projects the biggest range between what could reasonably be termed their best-case (90th percentile) and worst-case (10th percentile) outcomes next season: Karl-Anthony TownsC2114.38.83.910.4 Kemba Walker25CHA2452+1.34.42885+4.09.7+5.2 Blake Griffin26LAC2581+3.98.51170+3.33.5-5.0 D. Cunningham28NO1360-1.20.61971-1.20.9+0.2 CARMELO’s most volatile players of 2016-17 WAR CARMELO’s most (and least) improved players for 2016-17 Tim Duncan39SA1652+3.55.11536+4.15.3+0.2 Among players who were issued a forecast and played 1,500 NBA minutes in 2015-16.Source: Basketball-Reference.com Tyson Chandler33PHX2045+3.25.91618-0.51.3-4.6 Kyle Lowry29TOR2307+3.57.02851+6.813.9+6.8 Kyrie Irving23CLE2743+3.38.01667+1.63.3-4.7 Jeff Teague27ATL2072+0.52.82255+0.32.9+0.0 A. Davis5.08.8+3.7S. Curry21.716.1-5.6 Kristaps PorzingisPF2110.25.50.79.5 Brandon Knight24PHX2337-0.61.81870-0.31.8-0.1 Dwight Howard30HOU1920+1.13.32280+0.63.3+0.0 PLAYERPOSITIONAGEBEST CASEMEANWORST CASERANGE (+/-) B. Griffin3.45.9+2.4K. Leonard13.610.5-3.1 Andre Iguodala32GS1735+1.93.71732+1.63.5-0.2 PLAYER2016 WAR2017 WARCHANGEPLAYER2016 WAR2017 WARCHANGE Among players who will not be rookies in 2016-17. E. Mudiay-2.6-0.3+2.4P. George10.17.2-2.9 E. Payton0.83.4+2.6A. Horford8.95.7-3.2 Damian LillardPG2613.48.22.311.1 Shane Larkin23BKN1654-2.1-0.11751-2.2-0.2-0.2 Joakim Noah30CHI2160+3.06.0635+1.91.3-4.7 K. Irving3.36.2+2.8K. Lowry13.99.4-4.5 Naturally, young players such as Towns, Davis, Kristaps Porzingis and No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons will have wider variation in potential outcomes because we have less of a sample from which to draw their projections. But some veterans are also highly volatile because their comparable-player lists contain both stars and duds. From here out, James Harden could have the career arc of a Kobe Bryant (who stuck around in the league forever) or a Steve Francis (who was great early in his career but was out of the league by age 31).That’s the beauty of the NBA — we never truly know what will happen. But with CARMELO’s help, we have a slightly better idea than we would otherwise.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO NBA player projections. John WallPG2613.28.02.610.7 M. Kidd-Gilchrist22CHA2260+1.54.4205-1.40.0-4.4 Jerami Grant21PHI1656-0.71.22066-1.30.9-0.3 A. Wiggins-0.22.6+2.8P. Millsap10.77.3-3.4 Gordon HaywardSF2611.26.82.09.2 T.J. McConnell23PHI387-2.8-0.21606-2.10.0+0.2 Jimmy ButlerSG2711.87.62.69.2 LeBron JamesSF3216.311.56.210.1 K. Porzingis2.45.5+3.1L. James16.711.5-5.2 Elfrid Payton21ORL2404+2.35.72145-1.30.9-4.8 PLAYERAGETEAMMINUTES+/-WARMINUTES+/-WARDIFF Ty Lawson28—2442+1.34.41411-4.6-2.0-6.4 Al Horford29ATL2063+2.34.92631+4.19.0+4.1 Enes Kanter23OKC1824-2.00.01721-1.70.2+0.2 Paul Millsap30ATL2149+3.26.22647+5.310.8+4.6 Markieff Morris26—2073+1.13.61629-2.8-0.7-4.3 Ben SimmonsPF209.14.1-0.19.2 Paul MillsapPF3112.27.33.09.1 Derrick Favors24UTA2195+2.35.31983+2.75.1-0.2 Stephen Curry27GS2608+8.214.72700+12.521.6+6.8 read more

Banks closed storm updates

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:banks, closed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – Additionally, banks will close today at 1pm and reopen on Monday, weather permitting. You can keep it here at Power 92 and Kiss FM for continuous coverage and regular storm updates.Take care of yourselves… take care of each other… and in the TCI we still believe that prayer changes things. Stay safe! CLOSED: Revenue and Treasury Offices overrun with mold 18 Underpopulated Primary Schools To Be Closed One Stop Shop Closed Tuesday June 23last_img

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Security Innovation Announces Hack Through The Holidays Event

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Security Innovation, an authority in application security, announced it will make its popular CMD+CTRL cyber range available to the public for free for a limited time. With approximately 90% of attacks occurring at the software layer, and research indicating that skilled personnel is a primary reason organizations can’t adequately defend themselves, this initiative helps solve both problems.A primary goal of Security Innovation’s Hack Through the Holidays event is to educate users about the benefits of using Cyber Ranges to build and maintain skills in an engaging way.  Unique to the industry, CMD+CTRL is a simulator where users compete to find vulnerabilities in business applications in real-time. Unlike many holiday promotions, there are no strings attached: no credit cards, commitments, or software to download.The CMD+CTRL Cyber Range opens up at 9am ET on Friday, December 21.  Those looking to learn more about Cyber Ranges can find info in our series of blog posts, starting with Getting Started with a Cyber Range.Videos, blogs, and tip sheets will help those with limited security background; yet, there are plenty of challenges for even the most advanced hackers. Real-time scoring tracks user progress so you can track progress moving up the leaderboard. There are dozens of challenges of varying levels of difficulty. No one has found them all yet – can you?Summary Details:Runs from Friday 12/21  until Wednesday 1/2No tools needed – just an internet connection, browser, and attitudeRegister:  https://web.securityinnovation.com/hackingthroughtheholidaysAbout Security InnovationSecurity Innovation is a pioneer in software security and trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on our assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – whether in Web applications, IoT devices, or the cloud. The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only simulated Web site  environment designed to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the software layer. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit www.securityinnovation.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.(NOTE: The above press release is from Security Innovation via Globe Newswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Security Innovation Wins Two Security Industry Awards In FebruaryIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Security Innovation Honored For Security Computer-Based TrainingIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Security Innovation & ICMCP Join Forces To Address Cybersecurity Talent ShortageIn “Business”last_img read more

Print your own phone from home

first_imgPrint your own phone from home567 viewsPrint your own phone from home567 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Print your own phone from home567 viewsBusinessEver wanted a truly unique cellphone handset?….well now you can have one, thanks to London start-up OwnFone. Its new PrintFone Kit allows you to print a 2D or 3D handset at home, says inventor TomVentuno Web Player 4.50Ever wanted a truly unique cellphone handset?….well now you can have one, thanks to London start-up OwnFone. Its new PrintFone Kit allows you to print a 2D or 3D handset at home, says inventor Tomlast_img

9 killed in Turkey train crash

first_imgRescue workers search at the wreckage after a high speed train crash in Ankara, Turkey on 13 December 2018. Photo: ReutersNine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said.Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters in televised remarks that three of those killed were operators of the train.One of the victims died in hospital, he added.Turhan added that 47 people were injured and were in hospital for treatment.The fast train had been on its way from Ankara’s main station to the central province of Konya and according to Hurriyet daily, there were 206 passengers on board.Earlier, the Ankara governor’s office said three out of a total of 46 people had been seriously injured.The death toll was rising fast. Ankara governor Vasip Sahin said earlier on Thursday morning that four people had been killed.- Debris scattered on the tracks -“This morning there was an accident after the 6.30 high-speed train to Konya hit a locomotive tasked with checking rails on the same route,” Sahin told reporters in televised remarks.Turhan said the accident took place six minutes after the train left Ankara as it entered the Marsandiz station.The governor said search and rescue efforts continued as “technical investigations” were underway to find out exactly what caused the crash in Yenimahalle district.He said information about the cause of the crash would be shared with the public when it is known.Images published by Turkish media showed some wagons had derailed and debris from the train scattered on the rail track, which was covered in snow.The windows of one wagon were completely broken while another wagon had been smashed after hitting the footbridge, which also collapsed, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.The Ankara public prosecutor launched an investigation into the crash, state news agency Anadolu reported.The Ankara to Konya high-speed route was launched in 2011 and was followed in 2014 with a high-speed link between Ankara and Istanbul.The accident comes after another rail disaster in July this year when 24 people were killed and hundreds more injured after a train derailed in Tekirdag province, northwest Turkey, due to ground erosion following heavy rains.Turkey’s rail network has been hit by several fatal accidents in recent years.In March 2014, a commuter train smashed into a minibus on a railway track in the southern Turkish province of Mersin, which left 10 dead.In January 2008, nine people were killed when a train derailed in the Kutahya region south of Istanbul because of faulty tracks.Turkey’s worst rail disaster in recent history was in July 2004 when 41 people were killed and 80 injured after a high-speed train derailed in the northwestern province of Sakarya.last_img read more

Apps That Can Help Your Web Team Get More Done

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5. TrelloIf you’re looking for a free, easy-to-use alternative to project management platforms such as Basecamp, Trello may be the answer. Although somewhat similar to Remember the Milk, the tool’s collaboration features distinguish it from competitors.Trello makes it easy for managers to add colleagues and remote workers to individual projects, as well as assign them tasks and specify due dates. It also can help professionals break down large projects into manageable chunks. 6. SaneboxA tool that aims to restore sanity to Gmail and other email accounts, Sanebox ties in to your existing account and automatically creates a “SaneLater” folder. Once it’s set up, Sanebox will automatically direct messages it deems unimportant — newsletters, sales messages and account statements, for example — into this area, freeing up your inbox for the messages that matter most.Sanebox estimates that it saves users at least two hours of wasted time a week. It costs $4.95 a month and offers other fee plans, as well. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3. Remember the MilkA free “to do” list manager, Remember the Milk lets you create multiple lists for different aspects of your work and life. You can prioritize items within lists, tag them with relevant keywords and add notes to individual tasks.But what really sets Remember the Milk apart from other “to do” programs is its wide-ranging integrations. Remember the Milk syncs with Microsoft Outlook, BlackBerry, Siri, Twitter, Gmail, Google calendar and more. Specific apps for Android, iPhone and iPad devices are also available for a $25 annual fee. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 7. Focus BoosterYou may be one of the many professionals who use what’s called the Pomodoro technique, in which short blocks of productivity are interspersed with breaks of various lengths. If so, the Focus Booster app can help you manage the process.This free tool tracks Pomodoro cycles and provides notifications of where you are in each series. The program also tracks the number of sessions completed and lets you modify Pomodoros to match your preferred work cycle and break lengths.Related: How Google’s ‘Content Experiments’ Can Simplify Website Testingcenter_img 4. LeechBlockEven the briefest distractions can result in significant productivity loss because of the time needed to mentally switch between tasks. That five-minute break you take to watch cute cat videos on YouTube can mean much more than a five-minute loss of productive time.If you need help turning off the fluff to remain productive, check out the LeechBlock extension. Available only for the Firefox browser, LeechBlock can help keep you on the straight and narrow by automatically blocking access to the sites you specify during working hours. For an added reminder to get back to you work, you can set the program’s “page blocked” notification to redirect to your Remember the Milk profile.Related: Why Free Apps Can Be Time Wasters, Not Productivity Boosters 4 min read July 19, 2012 Running a successful website can be a hectic operation. In addition to publishing regular, high-value content, you need to promote your site, engage with followers, manage conversion rates and handle whatever other tasks come your way.Considering the number of competing priorities, staying productive should be a top priority for any webmaster. These seven online and mobile apps can help you make the most of your time:1. NotableWhether you work in web development, web design, graphic design or another visually oriented field that requires client feedback, the Notable app may be a good fit for you.The program offers a simplified format for soliciting comments on digital design work by allowing users to take web screenshots via a browser plugin and then add notes using a simple point-and-click system. It can be an easier option for gathering feedback than requiring contacts to write paragraphs describing proposed changes.Notable is free to try, with paid options ranging from $19 to $99 a month for users requiring more screenshot storage space or additional team management tools.Related: 3 Ways to Create More Engaging 404 Pages2. YastAs management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured gets managed.” And that is especially true about how you use your time.To ensure that your hours of website building and monitoring are being appropriately allocated, consider a time-tracking tool such as Yast. It offers what might be the most intuitive, easy-to-use time-tracking interface of all the online time management programs.There’s a free version, as well as paid options for teams that require additional features. You can give the program a try before committing to a paid plan, which will run you $14 per month per user. Register Now »last_img read more