PLSFC Women’s Team Partners with Cypher Language Services

first_imgPhiladelphia Lone Star FC Women’s team prepare for a match.Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club have announced a first-ever jersey sponsorship deal for the women’s team with Cypher Language Services as Platinum Sponsor.According to a release from the club, Cypher Language Services will feature prominently on the front of Philadelphia Lone Star Women’s new home and away jerseys in their inaugural WPSL season.“We are thankful to Cypher Language Services for not only sponsoring our men’s first team, but also jumping onboard to support our women’s team,” said Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club President and Executive Director Paul Konneh. “Cypher Language Services has a great history of supporting local soccer and as we continue to expand our brand we are excited to have a local company that believes in what we are doing within our community.”Cypher Language Services, according to the club, has been a strong supporter of the club for the past two years. Last season, the company became the first-ever sponsor of the club’s Under-23 team during their inaugural season in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). Late last year, Cypher Language Services signed a multi-year partnership agreement as Platinum Sponsor of the First Team until the end of the 2020 season..“Cypher Language Services is very excited to expand our continued sponsorship of the Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club (PLSFC) to its new women’s team,” said Juan Lara and Paul Rossert, co-owners of Cypher Language Services. “When we found out that the club would be launching a new women’s team, we saw this as a natural progression of our continued commitment to help soccer grow in the Philadelphia area. We wish the team all the best in their inaugural season in the WPSL and we look forward to watching some exciting soccer on the pitch!”For his part, women’s team head coach, Charlie Flowe, said: “I speak for all of us from the women’s team and we are truly thankful to Cypher Language Services for being our first-ever title sponsor. Our club was founded by West African immigrants and our women’s team roster has players from all over the world so it’s only fitting to partner with an immigrant-owned language service provider based in Philadelphia, PA. Cypher’s support of our women’s team shows us how much they care about equality and growth of the women’s game.”In addition to having their logo placed on the kits of the women’s team, Cypher Language Services will also have a banner with their logo displayed at the South Philadelphia Super Site during all home games and will feature as presenting sponsor of post-match highlights and game recaps.Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women will debut their away kit on Friday, May 31 when they travel to Maryland to face OPSA Magic in the season opener at 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial High School Stadium in Ellicott City, Maryland. The home kit will be introduced on Saturday, June 8 when the women’s team hosts CAFC Osprey at 5:p.m. at the South Philadelphia Super Site in Philadelphia, PA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RootsTech: The History of Your Family is in the Future

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#conferences#web curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “The orginal documents may come from a little church somewhere in Europe. They’re not going to give us those documents and we don’t want them.” But they do want to capture images of those records so the information lives on. In fact, a key concept at Family Search is the notion of data viability. “(As a high-tech executive) I used to think in terms of the software as primary and data as interchangeable. Now I think exactly the opposite. The information in the records must survive even as the machinery and the software that reads it changes.” The information that originally existed in documents and letters and ledgers was transfered to photographs, then to microfilm, then to computer tape, to floppies, then PCs and then to thumb-drives and now the cloud. The data remains the same, regardless of the method of capturing it. And now as original data is born digitally, that must also be preserved for a future whose data reading protocols beggar our contemporary imagination. That, according to Verkler, is the future of genealogy. Data preservation. Editor’s disclosure: RootsTech covered Mr. Hopkins’ airfare and hotel. I spoke with Jay Verkler, the CEO of FamilySearch International, in the Oak Room of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We spoke about the future of technology in the practice of genealogy, an activity with a distinctly old-school reputation. Verkler is not your average genealogist (whatever that is). His background is not spending sleepless nights knee-deep in 18th century census records. He’s a graduate of MIT and spent most of his career in Silicon Valley, at companies including Oracle, and push technology company inCommon, which he founded. Family Search, which Verkler began running in 2002, is service of the Mormon church, runs, a major player in online family history, as well as the incipient RootsTech conference. Microfilm to the CloudFamily Search’s experience with state-of-the-art tech ranges back to the late 1930s when they were the first archive to start using microfilm. “Other archives were thinking about using microfilm, but we wanted to take copies of records and given them to others so they didn’t need to come to the where the records were stored. We used microfilm as a transfer medium and we wound up writing a whole bunch of the standards on microfilm production in the Seventies because we’d been doing it for thirty years at that time.”Verkler says Family Search’s activities with current tech fall into three “buckets,” social genealogy, digitization and community. Family Search is currently building a social tool that allows family historians to work on augmenting the same document or sets of documents without overwriting one another or creating duplicate records. The digitization is ongoing. The community is twofold, online and offline. The organization has a wiki which is growing, capturing the knowledge and process savvy of historians around the world and acting as a kind of virtual training group for other historians. The goal of this wiki is to act as a definitive and yet dynamic guide to best practices. Crowdsourcing and Data ViabilityA great deal of the digitization work at Family Search is volunteer-driven. For a non-profit, even one funded by a group as large as the LDS church, facing the task of putting billions of documents into an electronic storage medium and then sharing those documents online is an overwhelming task. A volunteer cadre of tens of thousands of people is integral to that task. What was unexpected to me about this organization was how virtual they already are. Most of the 3.3 billion records they already hold from sources around the U.S. and the world are not the originals, but copies.last_img read more