BEST OF INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILMS SHOWCASED AT THIS YEARS CASCADIA DANCE CINEMA

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The 4th annual Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival features some of the year’s best films about dance. The short films are screening Aug. 25 and 29 at the Vancouver International Film Centre, aka Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour St.The films showcase a variety of dance styles. The festival kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 25 with a Welcome to Cascadia and Programmer panel and Dancinema Shorts Showcase. On Aug. 29, the festival closes with another panel, Dance, Entrepreneurship and Media, and the Dancinema Shorts Showcase. This year’s festival also includes workshops, forums, and more. Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Login/Register With: Still from Rumba in the Jungle—The Return. Rushlake Films – Sun City, South Africa. Advertisementlast_img read more

Exxon Mobil withdraws application to approve 25 billion BC LNG project

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The B.C. government says Exxon Mobil Corp. has withdrawn its environmental assessment application for a $25-billion LNG export facility it proposed in 2015.The apparent shelving of the project is a blow to the West Coast liquefied natural gas export industry which at one time featured about 20 proposals but has resulted in only one firm commitment to build.The withdrawal came in a one-sentence update on the website of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. Exxon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The project had been proposed by Exxon and its Canadian partner, Imperial Oil Ltd., for Tuck Inlet in the Prince Rupert area on B.C.’s north coast.Earlier this year, Calgary-based Imperial took a writedown of $289 million on its northern B.C. Horn River shale gas development, a 50-50 venture with Exxon that was once expected to become a major supply source for B.C.’s LNG industry.In October, Royal Dutch Shell and its partners announced final investment approval for the $40-billion LNG Canada project, including a gas liquefaction plant in Kitimat on B.C.’s coast and a 670-kilometre gas supply pipeline.last_img read more

Amid ongoing political tensions situation in Burundi not suitable for credible elections

The overall political situation, along with the Government’s decision to revise the Constitution,  has hampered economic development, said Michel Kafando, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi.At the same time, though Burundi has made some progress, human rights violations are still being reported and the humanitarian situation remains a worry.The environment is “not suitable” for the conduct of credible elections, planned for 2020, he added.Presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation in the country, Mr. Kafando highlighted the efforts made at the inter-Burundian dialogue and said the region had decided to continue those talks, with strong commitments from the African Union and other regional partners.“Dialogue remains indispensable, as the process sought to bring Burundians closer together with a view to building a strong nation,” he added.Also at the Security Council meeting, Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the Chair of the Burundi Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, said that the Configuration would align its work with subregional, regional and international efforts, focusing on the East African Community’s mediation initiative, a path to peaceful elections, socioeconomic dialogue with the Government and partners, as well as humanitarian and national reconciliation initiatives.Noting that he would visit Burundi in the coming weeks, Mr. Lauber pledged to focus on five key issues:  mediation efforts of the East African Community; the path leading to the conduct of free, fair and democratic elections in 2020; socioeconomic dialogue with the Government and its international partners; the humanitarian situation; and efforts towards national reconciliation.He also informed the 15-member Security Council that the Peacebuilding Fund had approved three new projects for Burundi worth $6.5 million and outlined several conclusions based on the Configuration’s recent work, which underscored the importance of the regionally-led dialogue, the 2020 elections, humanitarian efforts, improving socioeconomic development, the swift signing of Memoranda of Understanding – both between the Government and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and between the Government and the African Union – and the deployment of observers to provide a more accurate picture of human rights and civil society developments in Burundi. read more

EYEWITNESS More accomplishments…

…and nation sinksOur Eyewitness blew a fuse when he saw the pic of the “EC Independence Arch” being “commissioned”. Here’s the reason thousands of workers were stuck in traffic for hours; dozens of students were late and stressed out in their CSEC and UG exams and planes had to reschedule their flights, last Thursday: A photo-op of the head of ANSA McAL and his loyal country head handing over the arch to Prezzie and his Infrastructure Minister, Patterson.How low can we sink?? Maybe it’s something woven into our cultural roots?? From the time Columbus came with baubles and pieces of mirrors to exchange for our land and our labour?? When will we learn? So ANSA gives us a $20M shiny Aluminium arch – after the $605 million contract for pharma at TWICE the going price – and we have to spread wide? ANSA’s been making oodles of profits from their operations in Guyana – just check their Balance Sheet on the web? While the Trini economy has been tanking, guess where the profit’s been coming from? But have they made any investment in our manufacturing capabilities?? Not in this life!!How different are they from the old British colonial Bookers that had over 22 companies selling everything from needles to motor cars, but never put down a sugar refinery here to raise the value of our raw sugar. No! That was reserved for Britain just as ANSA’s manufacturing is reserved for Trinidad and elsewhere. We’re just a market into which the Caricom tariffs allow their goods to be dumped. No wonder their name here is ANSA McAL TRADING (GUYANA)!! They’re just traders – same as the Guyanese ones they used to hassle at Piarco Airport – save they ship their goods in containers and know folks at GRA!!Then, of course, there’s their purchase of a radio station – the ownership of which ceased to be questioned by the Government!! All other radio stations were “giveaways” – but this one!! It seems to have gone unnoticed that the moment they took over ownership, ANSA eliminated the diversity in musical genres that used to be aired into its own Trini notion of what is “proper” music.What’s scary about the ANSA Arch is it exposes what’s ahead with our present political leadership and the coming oil production.…in State broadcastingOne of the “125 accomplishments” of the Government, the Director of Public Information (can you think of a more Orwellian totalitarian name??) – but more familiarly known as the PM’s Shill – boasted about was the “$250M subsidy for NCN”!! Yes, the nitwit actually boasted about plunking all this money into broadcasting the Government’s propaganda – but can’t remove VAT on private education which amounts to less than this!! So what if this means stifling variety in the delivery of education – away from demotivated public school teachers??Anyhow, what does NCN need $250 million for? It’s not as if they’re a commercial-free broadcasting unit like the BBC in Britain or PBS in the US. NCN’s rates for TV are higher than all the other TV stations. What are they doing with all those revenues?? What the humungous subsidy means, however, is the Government is subsidising mediocrity.If the programming of NCN was even half-way decent, they could cover their costs. They need the subsidy to reward their propagandists!…in salaries?Another of the shill’s “accomplishments” was a $50,000 bonus to public service workers. But by giving the 10 per cent salary increase “prospectively” – FROM the announcement in August rather than for the year — the raise was LESS than the bonus!! Ouch!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: SNAFU…May 13, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: What now…September 6, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Moutar…August 24, 2017In “EYEWITNESS” read more

GCF approves 140M for Agriculture sector FAO to assist in resilience

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedStakeholders benefit from capacity building training to access funding for ‘green’ initiativesSeptember 13, 2017In “Environment”Stakeholders to give feedback on draft proposal for ‘green’ agenda fundingJanuary 23, 2018In “latest news”OCC re-launches National Climate Change CommitteeAugust 16, 2018In “latest news” The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved some $140Million (US$697,183) for Guyana’s second Readiness Support for the agriculture sector.Head, Office of Climate Change (OCC), Janelle Christian made the disclosure on Thursday.According to a Department of Public Information release, Christian said approval was received by the country’s National Designated Authority (NDA), Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in June.Moreover, she noted that approval of this funding is a testimony to Guyana’s continued engagement with the GCF, which started two years ago.She explained that the idea for funding for the Agriculture sector was first advanced during a regional workshop hosted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN/FAO) in May 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. A proposal was then put forward for the Adaptation and Resilience Building in Guyana’s Agriculture sector.At that time, the OCC head said, Guyana was ahead of its sister countries in terms of capacity building and accessing support but took the opportunity to fast-track the process of mobilising resources for this important sector.Following the meeting in May 2017, the FAO fielded a mission to Guyana in June, 2017 to assist the Ministry of Agriculture, its sub-agencies and the OCC to work on crafting the Readiness Proposal, which will be focused on generating resilience agriculture in the coastal area of Guyana.In October 2017, FAO Guyana, as a first step to formulate the Full Funding proposal, two letters of agreement were signed with the University of Guyana (UG) Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), which currently have a coordinated work plan for the delivery of baseline information, climate change vulnerability and other assessments.These will serve as inputs for the design of the final proposal to be submitted to the GCF.The first workshop is part of FAO’s support to prepare the project Concept Note for the Full Proposal to address climate change adaptation and resilience building within the Agriculture sector will be held from August 2-3 at the Regency Suites.The FAO has committed an additional $40Million (US$200,000) to ensure the necessary baseline data and vulnerability assessment for the agriculture sector is completed, and which is required for the preparation of the full proposal. read more

SHOCK IN SKOPJE Rastvortsev five months out

← Previous Story Evgeny Trefilov: “Timur Dibirov is a traitor” Next Story → “We all support HC Sporta Hlohovec…” alexey rastvortsevhandballhandball injuryRK Vardar Pro Macedonian champion RK Vardar Skopje facing with the big loss after injury of Russian NT player and their left back Alexey Rastvortsev (35). Experienced defensive specialist was one of the commander of the new era of Macedonian best team, but he is forced to miss the next five months of the season due shoulder injury. Surgery has to be taken in the next period which means that season for ex player of Chekhovskie Medvedi is almost over.Rastvortsev is injured during the match with local rival RK Metalurg at the EHF CL ten days ago… read more

Vitamine C effets sources carence à quoi ça sert

first_imgVitamine C : effets, sources, carence, qu’est-ce que c’est ?La vitamine C, ou acide ascorbique, est l’une des vitamines hydrosolubles les plus connues. Sa réputation est sans doute proportionnelle aux nombreuses fonctions qu’elle assume au sein du corps humain.Qu’est-ce que la vitamine C ?À l’image de toutes les vitamines, la vitamine C, ou acide ascorbique, est un acide organique qui n’est pas synthétisé par l’organisme, mais qui lui est pourtant indispensable. En effet, la vitamine C est en quelque sorte un composé hydrosoluble multifonctionnel puisqu’il est impliqué dans de nombreux mécanismes métaboliques. Ainsi, l’acide ascorbique possède une action antioxydante particulièrement efficace grâce, notamment, à sa faculté à capturer les radicaux libres. La vitamine s’avère également être un parfait rempart contre les attaques virales et bactériennes tandis qu’elle s’affiche comme un rouage essentiel du processus d’absorption du fer. En outre, elle possède un pouvoir protecteur sur les parois des vaisseaux sanguins ainsi que des propriétés cicatrisantes très importantes.Quels sont les apports journaliers recommandés ?En France, les apports recommandés quotidiennement sont identiques chez l’homme et chez la femme, soit 93 mg/j. Seuls l’âge et quelques exceptions sont des paramètres susceptibles d’accroître les besoins journaliers. C’est le cas, par exemple, pour les enfants âgés de 3 à 17 ans dont les apports doivent atteindre 77 mg/j. Les sportifs et les femmes enceintes ont également des besoins accrus par rapport aux recommandations moyennes puisqu’ils sont respectivement de 1 000 mg et de 80 mg par jour. Il est également possible d’accroître ses apports pendant quelques jours afin de combattre plus efficacement une infection.Quels sont les risques d’une carence en vitamine C ?Face à la polyvalence de cette vitamine, un déficit même léger peut avoir des répercussions notables sur la santé. En France, les carences modérées en acide ascorbique ne sont pas rares et restent assez facilement détectées par le corps médical, car elles se manifestent par des symptômes relativement caractéristiques : asthénie, sensibilité aux virus et aux bactéries, cicatrisation difficile, douleurs articulaires, anorexie, amaigrissement… Généralement, c’est une alimentation mal équilibrée et non diversifiée qui est à l’origine d’une carence en vitamine C même si quelques affections digestives, à l’image de la gastrite, peuvent aussi l’expliquer.Quels aliments contiennent de la vitamine C ?Pour satisfaire les besoins quotidiens en vitamine, il faut consommer environ 500 g de fruits et légumes. Il faut savoir que les fruits, et plus spécifiquement les agrumes et les fruitsrouges, sont les plus riches en acide ascorbique, juste devant les légumes. Pour être sûr de bénéficier de tous les apports nutritionnels nécessaires, il est conseillé d’en manger une partie sous une forme crue, car la cuisson détériore les vitamines.Quelles sont les maladies en lien avec l’acide ascorbique ?À lire aussiAutisme : la vitamine B9 pourrait permettre de réduire le risque à la naissanceUne carence profonde en vitamine C peut occasionner le scorbut. Cette pathologie millénaire n’existe pratiquement plus en France, car les déficits délétères sont devenus très rares. En effet, de nombreux produits agroalimentaires sont enrichis en vitamine C afin de réduire considérablement les risques de développement du scorbut au sein de la population. Il faut savoir que cette maladie grave peut avoir d’importantes conséquences puisqu’elle est susceptible d’entraîner des hémorragies, des œdèmes massifs, des déchaussements de dents, voire le décès. Le 27 juillet 2017 à 15:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

PRESIDENT JAMMEH PROMISES TO TRANSFORM JARRA JAPPINEH

first_imgBy Aja Musu Bah DaffehPresident Jammeh the chairman and founder of the APRC party on Sunday 20 November 2016 held meetings in Jappineh Jarra Central District and Soma in the Jarra West District Lower River Region LRR where he was welcomed by a large crowd of jubilant supporters.Speaking at the Jappineh meeting, the President noted that the people of Jarra Central are loyal to the APRC; that since the APRC has always won in Jarra Central he assured them that they will receive massive development in their district which no district will enjoy as they will.“I promise that by the help of the Almighty that a major health centre will be built, the Kabada road will be constructed and you will be provided with electricity supply and if there is a need by 2018, I will provide a power station whether you vote for me or not,” says the President.Fatou lamin Faye thanked the people of Jarra Jappineh for their rousing welcome of the President and entourage. She disclosed that very soon a Secondary School will be built in Jarra Jappineh. She however said the reason why they do not have a Secondary School is because acquiring land for it was a problem but now thanks to the President land has been allocated and the School will be built soon.The Minister of Works, Construction and Infrastructure who doubles as APRC campaign manager Balla Garba Jahumpa revealed to the people of Jappineh that Kabada, Buiba and most of the communities will benefit from electricity, clean drinking water and roads. He appealed to them to increase their votes from 81% to 100%.The women mobiliser Aja Mansata Kebbeh said President Jammeh is one of a kind and that being the reason western people criticise the President because of the Peace, stability, tranquility and security he has brought to our Nation.She continued that since the referendum Jarra Jappineh was behind and is still behind President Jammeh and assured the President that they will massively vote for him, noting that they do not even need ballot boxes.Kebba Sallah the youth mobiliser noted that after the nomination he has mobilised all the youths to vote for the APRC party. He continued to say that all the youths only know the way to the land and say no to “back way’ because they believe in the slogan of  Vision 2016 “eat what you grow and grow what you eat.”Bahum Jallow chairman of Sasida said President Jammeh is known for his generosity because he supplies his Nation with food and agricultural products; that whether they know it or not he has never neglected anyone since he emerged as the leader of the 1994 ‘revolution’. Chairman Jallow noted that President Jammeh is touring The Gambia not because of politics or campaign but to visit the people.last_img read more

Hazard Belgiums Golden Generation will win silverware unlike Englands

first_imgBelgium captain Eden Hazard is confident that his side’s “Golden Generation” will fulfil their promised potential unlike that of England’s who failed to deliver on the big stageBelgium enters the World Cup this summer as one of the dark horses to overcome the likes of Germany, Brazil and Spain to claim glory in world football’s biggest stage.Hazard, along with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois, is confident that he is part of a new “Golden Generation” and is certain that Belgium can do what England’s previous stars failed to do this summer.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.In the 2000’s, England had the likes of David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard at the peak of their abilities and yet they disappointed by only reaching the quarter-finals in three major tournaments.“The golden generation you had in England, 10 years or 15 years ago, won nothing. Now I think the fans, journalists, all of Belgium, the country just want to win something. We have a golden generation,” said Hazard, according to FirstPost.Hazard and Belgium will begin their World Cup campaign against Panama on June 18, before facing England in their third and final Group G game on June 28.last_img read more

Allardyce I should still be the England manager

first_imgSam Allardyce believes that he should still be the England manager and admitted that he is feeling jealous over their recent success in his absenceThe 63-year-old was infamously fired from the role as head coach of the national side in September 2016, despite having only been in charge for one game in a last-gasp 1-0 victory away to Slovakia.Allardyce’s spell of 67 days in charge was the shortest of any England manager.In a BBC documentary called “Managing England: The Impossible Job”, the former Everton boss reflected on his controversial exit from England.“Jealousy is what I feel. Massively disappointed. That should be me there. Unfortunately because of the circumstances that wasn’t the case,” said Allardyce, according to The Sack Race.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“One night I was playing golf – next day they said you can’t carry on. And I still don’t know why… because in the cold light of day, there was no substance, nothing behind it.“If a bit more time was taken, a bit more patience, I believe I should still be the England manager.“I’ve bounced back now – and while I will be extremely jealous I will be watching Gareth and the lads and hope they do extremely well.”Despite having guided Everton to a top 10 finish in the Premier League last season, Allardyce was fired by the board and replaced by Marco Silva.last_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Adult Dance Classes Beginning Soon

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent announcement from the Wilmington Recreation Department:Dance Classes For AdultsHave you stayed true to your New Year’s healthy lifestyle resolutions? If not, the Wilmington Rec. Department is offering two dance classes for adults that are sure to get you moving and grooving your way to a healthier you.The “Dance Sampler” class introduces you to jazz, ballet, hip hop and lyrical dance lessons. These lessons are offered on Mondays, January 28 – March 11 (no 2/18) from 8 – 9 p.m. Cost is $52.00.Or, try “Tap Dancing” – a class that is designed for both Beginning and Intermediate dancers. In this class, you’ll learn basic tap steps and fun combinations in a light-hearted atmosphere. Classes are held on Thursdays, January 24 – March 7 (no 2/21), 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $52.00, tap shoes are required.To register, visit http://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8. The Department  is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Adult Dance Classes Starting Soon; ‘Disney On Ice’ Tickets Sale Ends FRIDAYIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Adult Tap Dance Classes, Kids Ballet LessonsIn “Community”Wilmington Recreation Has Discounted Tickets To Canobie Lake Park’s ScreeemfestIn “Community”last_img read more

Fakhrul demands fresh polls says movement to continue

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said their movement will continue until a people’s government is installed through a fresh election under a nonparty caretaker government, reports UNB.”People no longer trust Awami League for looting democracy, led by Sheikh Hasina. They’ve now turned into an enemy of the people,” he said while addressing a protest rally in Lalmonirhat.The rally was organised protesting the killing of Tozammel Hossain, environment affairs secretary of Rajpur union unit BNP in Sadar upazila who was killed reportedly by AL men on the voting day.Fakhrul, also the spokesperson of Jatiya Oikya Front, expressed sorrow for the ruling party saying, “The party which fought for democracy and under the leadership of which the Liberation War took place has now looted democracy under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.”He also said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia who had fought for democracy has been kept in jail in ‘fabricated’ cases.The BNP leader alleged that Awami League put seals on the ballot papers the night before the election day with the help of the ‘state machinery’, including police, RAB, BGB, UNOs and DCs while Awami League ‘cadres’ resorted to vote robbery in public on the voting day.He said the Jatiya Oikya Front together with people will overthrow the ‘demonic’ government.Addressing the programme, Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) president Kader Siddiqui alleged that a stigmatised history of best vote robbery in the world was created through the 30 December election. “Had we not joined the election, it could not have been proved that Hasina is the world’s best vote robber.”Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president ASM Abdur Rob claimed that if any award is given for vote robbery, it will go to Sheikh Hasina.Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury also spoke at the rally.last_img read more

Feds Texas Officials Not Following Judges Order On Voter ID Law

first_imgThe Obama adninistration and the State of Texas are at odds again over the state’s Voter ID law.The Department of Justice,  DOJ, today accused Texas officials of misleading voters and poll workers regarding what kind of ID is required to cast a ballot.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016The Texas Voter ID law was struck down by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last month which ruled it was in violation of the Voting Rights Act.In a court filing, the DOJ says the state’s educational materials regarding the newly expanded Voter ID requirements are misleading and restrictive.State officials say the language in the materials complies with the federal court order. Share Below is an excerpt from the court filing, which can be read in its entirety below:“Rather than educating voters and poll officials about opportunities to cast a regular ballot for those who “do not possess SB 14 ID and cannot reasonably obtain it,”the State has recast that language to limit the opportunity to cast a regular ballot solely to those voters who present SB 14 ID or who “have not obtained” and “cannot obtain” SB 14 ID.That standard is incorrect and far harsher than the Court-ordered standard it would displace. By recasting the Court’s language, Texas has narrowed dramatically the scope of voters protected by the Court’s Order. Moreover, the standard the State’s training and educational materials currently describe has already been rejected by this Court and the Fifth Circuit.At this critical stage, such materials should maximize accuracy and minimize confusion. Texas’s materials do neither.”Texas officials have been visiting communities across the state in an effort to educate voters about the new requirements.last_img read more

4 Ways Personal Technology Outperforms Enterprise Software

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The freelance economy rapidly is growing in the United States. More than 15 million people are self-employed, and numerous experts predict we’ll soon see a steep increase in the number of individuals who leave corporate America to work for themselves. One study put the number at 60 million people by 2020 — nearly 40 percent of the workforce.Why are so many people making the switch, and which changing dynamics have made it possible? While no single answer explains the shift, we can identify a number of contributing factors. For example, we know employers see the benefit of hiring a contractor to perform specific functions for a limited period of time. It’s more cost-effective than hiring a full-time employee. We also know numerous platforms exist today to connect freelancers with available work. All this makes it easier than ever before to be self-employed.But other drivers are at play, too. Here’s one that might surprise you: There is substantial disparity in the technology capabilities of large corporations versus self-employed freelancers. According to enterprise software expert Sean Nolan, founder and CEO of Blink, personal technology currently has a substantial edge.“Enterprise software is far behind the standard being set by personal technology today,” Nolan says. “In fact, it is so bad that it is giving a competitive advantage to startups and freelance workers who are more productive, more satisfied with their work and able to operate their small businesses more cost effectively.”These are four ways personal technology is superior to present-day office technology:1. User friendliness.It might not be fair to compare personal and office technologies in this regard because they’re designed for completely different audiences. Still, that doesn’t justify how far behind the times office technology has fallen.Personal technology has the user in mind. Interfaces are clean and engaging, data is visualized in digestible ways, and many functions are gamified to encourage use. Taken as a whole, these systems make it more enjoyable to be in business for ourselves. We can hand-select the software that best suits our working preferences and style.“We are all conditioned by the technology we use at home, so when we go to the office and have a vastly inferior experience, that is hugely frustrating,” Nolan says. “It’s destroying employee productivity and retention.”Related: 5 Productivity Tools for Self-Employed Internet Entrepreneurs2. Mobile applications.Desktop computers are almost synonymous with “old technology.” But in many companies, it’s the only device an employee has to do his or her job. We’re confined by that workstation and the very limited software installed on our system. By contrast, home-office technology is typified by its flexibility.Freelance professionals work from their phones, tablets and laptops while they travel on planes and trains. They get things done in cities around the world. They’re able to do so because their work programs feature excellent applications. They can access the files they need from any device, and they all connect to the same information stored on the cloud.Apart from the frustration of working on an outdated console, employees who are limited by old technology are less effective in their roles. They cannot work unless they’re at their desks. The workforce — and millennials, in particular — demand a better work-life balance. Mobile applications allow employees to be effective anywhere they go.Related: 5 Ways to Be More Mobile-Friendly in 20173. Customization.Everyone has different needs depending on the job they perform. Naturally, this means they need access to different kinds of information and tools. Here again, personal technology outperforms enterprise technology.“At home you can change the settings on all of your applications and devices to help you do your job most effectively,” Nolan says. “But the average user of enterprise software is confined to limited, preset options. A large percentage of the workforce cannot even access job-critical information without the help of other employees.”Of course, enterprise software is designed to be big, which makes it difficult to be customizable on a user-by-user basis. Even so, a wealth of new technologies can assist with that problem. Bots, micro apps and chat functions are a few of the solutions for large-scale employers looking to improve user experience.Related: How Technology Rapidly Is Changing the Way Things Get Done Across Industries4. Artificial intelligence.It’s hard to write anything about artificial intelligence (AI) that hasn’t been covered elsewhere, but we can’t ignore it, either. Personal technology already incorporates AI into numerous software products freelancers use to do their work. From sales and marketing platforms to billing and accounting technologies, these systems all use AI to exponentially increase productivity.The corporate world has been slow to adopt AI for its own use. It needs to embrace the functionality that AI can deliver or risk falling further behind. According to an MIT study, only 38 percent of CEOs list technology renovation among their priorities.Related: The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in EcommerceWhat might push enterprise-technology enhancements higher on the agenda? An exodus of high-quality employees from the corporate world might get some attention. When the best professionals prefer to freelance their talent, executives must take stock of the fundamental differences between working for a company and working for oneself. Technology has to be a factor. 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Why is Earth Day important

first_imgAre you aware of the fact that today (April 22) is Earth Day?Earth Day has been celebrated every April 22nd since 1970.The main aim of Earth Day is to raise awareness on the negative impact our actions as mankind have on our environment and earth as a whole, and is a day for political action and civic participation.This year’s theme is ‘End Plastic Pollution’.If you haven’t celebrated Earth Day, you can simply collect items such as paper, cans and plastic to be recycled or re-used.There is a Why Waste in Ladysmith, situated at 12 Circle Road, where you can drop off items to be recycled.You can also switch off all electrical appliances and lights for an hour. Use the rest of the day to educate yourself on how you contribute to the many issues facing the environment in this day and age, and how you can make more conscious and environmentally friendly choices.Help the earth and make a difference for the better every day; not only on Earth Day.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_imgApril 1, 2009 – McKesson Corp. reported on Tuesday, March 31, that its Executive Vice President and President of McKesson Technology Solutions Pamela J. Pure departed from the company, effective March 30. The company did not give any explanation, and no replacement was named.“Deep and experienced management team within McKesson Technology Solutions will continue to lead the businesses in the segment, including McKesson Provider Technologies, McKesson Health Solutions, RelayHealth and McKesson’s International Operations Group.”John Hammergren, McKesson’s chairman and CEO, said, without further explanation, that “Pam has the sincere thanks of everyone at McKesson for her leadership in building McKesson Technology Solutions into what it is today, and I look forward to working closely with the segment’s outstanding leadership team to achieve even greater results in the future.”Pure joined McKesson in April 2001, from IDX Systems, and within eight months had been promoted to the new position of COO of McKesson’s Information Solutions business unit. She’d been executive vice president and president of Technology Solutions since April 2004.James Larkin, a company spokesman, indicated that it would have no further comment about the reasons for Pure’s departure.The company said that McKesson Technology Solutions’ leadership team will report to Hammergren on an interim basis.Source: San Francisco Business TimesFor more information: www.bizjournals.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Hollywood celebrity Matt Damon and family vacation in Costa Rica

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