Enterprise2.0: Web 2.0 for Business

first_imgA new Forrester report is out speculating about how Web 2.0 will continue to have an influence in 2008. They predict more of the same, only with more acceptance: blogs, wikis, and social networking are all expected to become more widely used in corporations.While acceptance to date within companies seems somewhat weak, Forrester is convinced that 2008 is the year that this will change. When asked about plans to implement Web 2.0 in their organizations, they received the following responses:2% — Don’t Know42% — Not on our agenda32% — Not a priority18% — Priority6% — Critical PrioritySo, only about a quarter of those surveyed saw value in Web 2.0, but Forrester thinks that more than half of the 42% without it on their agenda will change their minds in 2008 and make the technology a priority. They see the technology especially useful in applications like help desk ticket resolution, standards and documentation tracking and IT project management.Forrester predicts that organizations will increase their deployments of RSS from just 9% today to more than 20% by the end of the year. They also see that companies like Google and Salesforce will want to expand their role in Enterprise 2.0. By the end of 2008 they expect that there will be many acquisitions in the Web 2.0 space.last_img read more

The Big Switch

first_imgThe film industry has been put on notice. Audiences have walked out of jaded, faded blockbusters, right into twinkle-toed movies that tickle, tantalise, sometimes even traumatise. Kites and Raavan have fallen to the machine gun fire of Tere Bin Laden, Udaan and will soon be buried under the audacity of,The film industry has been put on notice. Audiences have walked out of jaded, faded blockbusters, right into twinkle-toed movies that tickle, tantalise, sometimes even traumatise. Kites and Raavan have fallen to the machine gun fire of Tere Bin Laden, Udaan and will soon be buried under the audacity of Peepli Live. Is it any wonder that our survey also breaks free from the boldfaces of the past and embraces new marquee marks? So out goes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, darling of the Croisette.The Khan trio, our faithful companions for decades, have retained their place in the sun. In comes Katrina Kaif, she of the mysterious foreign birth, indeterminate Western accent, and ever-fresh presence. She talks little, works hard, appears in public only to promote her movies. Contrast her with her often twee rivals, dynasty’s child and the prince’s consort, Kareena Kapoor, and the tweet-a-minute Priyanka Chopra. Kaif may have less to say than them, but wisely she makes it a virtue. Among the men, Amitabh Bachchan, the angry young man who morphed so gracefully into the industry’s elder statesmen, takes a deep dive as a screen presence, though his status as a thought leader remains undiminished.Even as people seem to want to write a new role for him, his place is taken by the untiring Khan trio, our faithful companions for the past two decades. We’ve seen them losing hair, changing wives, even becoming philosophical, and we’re still not weary. It’s a tribute to their longevity and a testament to our loyalty. The rising star, Ranbir Kapoor, the only one who looks capable of upsetting this complex three-part equation, is predictably No. 4 on the popularity charts.advertisement16, Shah Rukh Khan: (6). (Figure in bracket indicates responses in Jan 2008)Who will be the No. 1 hero this year?Aamir Khan – 14Salman Khan – 12Ranbir Kapoor – 11Akshay Kumar – 9All figures in per cent 28, Katrina KaifWho will be the No. 1 heroine this year?Kareena Kapoor – 17Priyanka Chopra – 14Deepika Padukone – 8Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – 1Kareena kapoorAll figures in per centRest: Don’t know/Can’t say This article appeared in the India Today magazine dated August 23, 2010. Subscribe to the print copy or read it on Zinio.last_img read more

BCCI says no to fresh Decision Review System diktat

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tend to agree on a lot of issues, mostly owing to the latter’s financial clout, but on this one issue, the rift between them is no secret.On Monday, the ICC’s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) recommended mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) in Tests and One-Day Internationals, just one year on from making it optional. This immediately drew a negative response from the BCCI.Secretary Sanjay Jagdale issued a statement, saying: “We wish to clarify that while the DRS was discussed at the meeting, the BCCI’s stance on the same is unchanged.The BCCI continues to believe that the system is not foolproof. The Board also sticks to its view that the decision on whether or not to use the DRS for a particular series should be left to the Boards involved in that series.”The CEC met for two days – June 24 and 25 – as part of the ICC Annual Conference and issued a statement, stating its recommendations to the ICC Board.”(The) CEC recommended to the Board the universal application of the DRS after being satisfied with the technology enhancements provided by new HotSpot cameras and the results of the independent research on ball tracking conducted by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology.Dr Rosten had tested the accuracy and reliability of ball tracking in a recent Test series and concluded that the results were 100 per cent in agreement with the outcomes produced from his assessments,” the statement read.advertisement”CEC accordingly recommended to the ICC Board that, subject to the members’ ability to finance and obtain the required technology, DRS should be mandatory for all Tests and ODIs.”The committee has made two HotSpot cameras compulsory along with ball-tracking technology in the minimum requirements, while also suggesting a “minor amendment to the LBW protocols whereby the ‘margin of uncertainty’ regarding the point of impact with the batsman should be the same as that provided for the point of impact with the stumps”. The number of successful reviews will be retained at two per innings for a Test and one per innings for an ODI.ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said: “We have made good progress in independently testing ball tracking and the new enhancements has resulted in the CEC unanimously supporting the ICC Cricket Committee’s recommendation to universally apply the DRS in all Test matches and ODIs.”The CEC also approved the ICC Cricket Committee’s recommended changes to ODI regulations, whereby Powerplays will be restricted to 15 overs with just four fielders outside the 30-yards circle during nonpowerplay overs and two bouncers per over.The CEC also pulled up the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka boards for not having an anticorruption code in place and recommended to the ICC Board to direct the Bangladesh Cricket Board to deliver a report on alleged corruption during the Bangladesh Premier League.The ICC Board will meet over the next two days and take a call on all these recommendations.last_img read more

LaVar Ball, eccentric patriarch of basketball prodigies

first_imgJordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Malditas save PH from shutout Lonzo Ball signed this year for the Los Angeles Lakers. LiAngelo is a rookie at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) set to follow his elder brother’s path to the NBA. LaMelo is a high school student who might be the best of the lot.But for all the athletic success of his children, it is 50-year-old LaVar Ball who has shown the greatest flair for grabbing the headlines, mostly through wildly extravagant claims that invite ridicule on sports websites and television.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThis week, however, Ball has found himself in the crosshairs of the world’s most powerful man, incurring Donald Trump’s wrath after refusing to thank the US president for securing son LiAngelo’s release after his arrest in China.LiAngelo was arrested with two UCLA teammates for allegedly shoplifting in Hangzhou earlier this month while his team was in China for an exhibition game. They were jailed at first, then ordered confined to their hotel room. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Pacquiao teases ‘real boxing match’ with McGregor in 2018 Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally PLAY LIST 00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Trump took credit for helping to engineer the players’ release and return to the United States after raising the matter with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his recent Asian tour.‘Ungrateful fool!’Yet LaVar Ball reacted with indifference when asked by the ESPN sports network for his thoughts on Trump’s role in securing his son’s release. “Who?” he asked.Trump responded angrily on Twitter. “I should have left them in jail,” he wrote.Undeterred, LaVar Ball then went on CNN on Monday to double down on his earlier remarks, again refusing to thank Trump, and using his appearance instead to tout his clothing company — Big Baller Brand.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES LaVar Ball (L), father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, sits with his other son LaMelo Ball during a promotional event in Hong Kong on November 14, 2017.UCLA players LiAngelo Ball — the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball — and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested on November 7 in Hangzhou ahead of their regular-season-opening game against Georgia Tech in nearby Shanghai this past weekend. ESPN reported that they were nabbed on suspicion of stealing from a Louis Vuitton store and later freed on bail but ordered to remain in Hangzhou. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEWhether it’s about Donald Trump, legends of the NBA or conventional wisdom, LaVar Ball is happy picking a fight with anyone over anything at any time.In the space of two years, the larger-than-life hoops fanatic has risen from obscurity to prominence as the eccentric father of basketball prodigies Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “Tell Donald Trump to have a great Thanksgiving because Big Baller is,” Ball quipped in the interview.That in turn triggered a predawn tweetstorm from Trump on Tuesday, with the president disparaging Ball as a “poor man’s version” of notorious boxing promoter Don King before branding Ball an “ungrateful fool.”In many ways the Ball-Trump smackdown unfolded entirely predictably, the classic collision between unstoppable force and immovable object.For anyone who has followed LaVar Ball’s rise, the latest controversy came as little surprise.Always ‘a master plan’Ball’s sons first gained attention for their exploits in helping Chino Hills High School in Los Angeles go a whole season unbeaten in 2016. The team was acclaimed as the best high school side in the country.LaVar Ball has compared himself to Joe Jackson, the domineering father of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five who plotted his children’s musical success. LaVar’s wife Tina says her husband “always had a master plan.”“Some people want to invest in property, stocks, something,” LaVar said in an interview with the Orange County Register earlier this year. “I always thought, ‘I’m going to invest in something that’s mine.’”So far, the master plan is on track. Lonzo was snapped up by the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this year and although his professional career is off to an uneven start, he has shown flashes of precocious talent.LaVar, however, has regularly drawn the ire of pundits with a stream of outlandish statements about his and his sons’ talents. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In the past year alone he has claimed that he would have beaten Michael Jordan in his prime in a game of one-on-one — Ball had a brief career in both professional basketball and football — while stating bluntly that Lonzo is a better player already than Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.Better, in fact, than any other player in the world.Help or hindrance? Some have wondered aloud whether LaVar’s overbearing personality and relentless courting of the spotlight might end up hindering his sons’ development.“The fact that everybody keeps talking about him, he seems to be accomplishing whatever he’s trying to accomplish, because the things he says are so outlandish,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told ESPN in March.“I don’t think it’s helping his kids. I think it’d be better for them if they can just play and have fun and not have to hear that every day — but whatever.”As well as overseeing his sons’ development, LaVar Ball is constantly promoting his Big Baller Brand of sportswear, selling basketball sneakers for an eye-watering $495 (418 euros) a pair.“People say, ‘Oh, LaVar’s crazy,’ Ball says. “Well, they thought Tiger Woods’ dad was crazy. They thought Venus and Serena’s dad was crazy.“These are all great (athletes). So I’d say we’re on the right path. I want them going for the highest.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

High growth highway

first_imgStudents play football at Rohtak’s Rajiv Gandhi sports complexRohtak, HaryanaSitting MP Deepender Hooda, Congress, since 2005. Previous MP: Father Bhupinder Singh Hooda, elected in 1991, ’96, ’98, 2004It is 6 in the evening in the heart of Haryana, 80 km west of New Delhi. Former Davis Cup captain Jaideep Mukherjea,Students play football at Rohtak’s Rajiv Gandhi sports complexRohtak, HaryanaSitting MP Deepender Hooda, Congress, since 2005. Previous MP: Father Bhupinder Singh Hooda, elected in 1991, ’96, ’98, 2004It is 6 in the evening in the heart of Haryana, 80 km west of New Delhi. Former Davis Cup captain Jaideep Mukherjea is with 20 young enthusiasts, checking their racquet grips at Rohtak’s Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex. “I come once a month for a few days,” Mukherjea says. Three years ago, he was invited by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to set up an academy in Rohtak. His is just one of the many modern amenities available at the 91-acre sports complex.What Rohtak boasts ofThis dream project has become a reality, headlining Rohtak’s transformation in the last eight years, coinciding with the Chief Minister’s son Deepender Singh Hooda’s tenure as MP.Evidence of this is visible the moment you turn left off the National Highway from Delhi towards this bustling city of nearly 400,000 inhabitants. On one side is rampant construction and on the other acres of golden wheat crop. The road is hard and even, getting you to a land of educational institutes, factories, rich farmers and luxury SUVs in 30 minutes.Today Rohtak has 16 national government institutes, making it among the biggest education hubs of the country. For the private sector, an Industrial Model Town has been set up on 5,500 acres on the outskirts. Companies such as Asian Paints, Amul Dairy, Suzuki Motorcycle, Nippon Carbide have invested more than Rs 5,000 crore here in last three years. Maruti Suzuki is now setting up its first R&D plant outside Japan in Rohtak.advertisementDeepender is often criticised for using his father’s position as chief minister to develop his constituency. But he says, “Most of the projects here are Central ones. I have run from one ministry to the next in Delhi to get things done. Any MP can do this for his constituency.”To read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

Zoe the face of OPA

first_imgLocal Canberra girl Zoe Karouzos has been crowned the new face of OPA! Magazine beating hundreds of others to win a national modelling competition. “It is just so exciting to be given this opportunity, I can’t thank the team at OPA! enough, what a great chance to be able to get such national exposure,” exclaimed Zoe, obviously ecstatic at this opportunity. “What an absolute pleasure it has been and what an honour to be able to connect with such an amazing talent,” said OPA! Magazine publisher Steve Agi. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lampard desperately dreams to manage Chelsea

first_imgFormer Blues midfielder, Frank Lampard says he is desperate to manage Chelsea club, however, he maintains he is enjoying his current media career.Having given his best as a former Chelsea player where he spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League, the Europa League and two League Cups, Lampard admits he dreams of managing former club Chelsea according to Goal.“I have thought about coaching and I have been working at Chelsea with the academy all year, around my media stuff,”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Chelsea, of course, is like a dream job that will be there one day. But that is not always the route that it takes, so it might take me to go somewhere else before I can ever do that. We will see, but I certainly have ambitions to do it.“How could I not take it if Chelsea offered me the job? Chelsea are my club and I feel like I have a lot to offer. But that’s obviously for other people to decide, for important people, if and when I am ready to do that.”The 39-year-old was always seen as one of the most trusted lieutenants in the club’s dressing room, along with ex-Blues defender John Terry.last_img read more

Tomorrow will be packed with emotions Mancini

first_imgThe Italy national team manager will debut on the bench of an official match; he has already decided his starting eleven but chose to not tell yetFederico Mancini left Zenit Saint Petersburg on May 13, 2018.And the next day, he was announced as manager for the Italy national team.Now on Friday, he will manage his first official match with the Azzurri against Poland, and he talked to reporters before that.“Well I was very touched when I coached my first Azzurri game as tomorrow will also be packed with emotions since it will be my first official game with the national team,” he told Calcio Mercato.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I have already decided the starting 11 for tomorrow’s game but I will first let the players know before telling the press.”“Criscito? He is still recovering from an injury that he suffered a month ago. We have two games in three days so I need players that will be fully fit,” he added.“I think the important thing is the attitude. We did pretty well in June as I feel like the attitude is what allows teams to have success.”“We will be playing against some very strong teams as we will have to attack them. We need to score more goals and this is something we are working on. I think the Nations League is pretty positive as this tournament can give us a lot of hope,” he concluded.last_img read more

McLeish defends tactics despite defeat

first_imgScotland national team head coach Alex McLeish has defended his tactics despite his team’s disappointing defeat to Israel in the UEFA Nations League.McLeish ‘s team, who are ranked 94th in the world were reduced to 10 men when John Souttar was sent off, and were completely outplayed after they were reduced to ten men although Scotland led 1-0 at half time thanks to Charlie Mulgrew’s penalty.The disappointing result brings back some scrutiny of the team, despite last month’s opening 2-0 victory over Albania.But, asked why the shape that worked against Albania didn’t work this evening, McLeish said, according to Daily Record:“It did work to a certain degree. We were very comfortable in the first half.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“The second half we went to a four at the back after the sending off. They had a lot of counter attacks on us. They sat deeper and we had a few chances.”“I know if I was playing four and Kieran Tierney or Andy Robertson wasn’t playing then you’d be looking for another system. I know how it works.”McLeish went on: “It was a game of two halves really. We started really well, I thought we kept possession well and had good movement going forward, we asked the guys to get forward as much as possible.”“They had a little spell, their number eight was causing us little problems and we managed to nullify that before half time. We spoke at half time about starting fast and not losing anything early.”“Unfortunately we lost a soft goal and we lost John Souttar as well which was a double blow. But more so Charlie Mulgrew at half time who was feeling bad with a muscle strain.”last_img read more

Soldotna Approves Purchasing Two 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

first_imgThe city appropriated the necessary funds to purchase the vehicle when establishing the budget for this fiscal year. Additional funds will need be appropriated in order to ‘outfit’ the vehicles. Assembly Members asked why the department needed such a large vehicle as opposed to smaller ones like the Troopers use. SPD Chief Peter Mlynarik: “Even though it is a city we still need to get around. Ford makes a Ford Taurus that’s all wheel drive that’s roughly the same cost. I think we get a pretty good deal. I think this will get us around and where we need to go.”  An additional resolution will go before the assembly when they have a cost estimate and contractors for the project. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council unanimously passed a resolution at their meeting on Thursday to approve the purchase of two new 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptors. According to the ordinance, the total cost for the purchase is $76,242; and the necessary funds were appropriated in the FY 2020 operating budget for this purchase.last_img read more