Erik Karlsson will need to shake off the rust in playoffs

first_imgSAN JOSE — A seemingly-meaningless game of shinny produced what could end up being two valuable points if the Sharks eventually go where they’re trying to go this spring.The Sharks finished the 2018-19 season with 101 points by beating the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center on Saturday, a win that allowed them to pass the Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins in the standings.As a result, the Sharks finished second in the Western Conference, giving the …last_img read more

Smartphone ‘revolution’ at SA firms

first_img26 February 2010 Yet, in the coming 24 months, 84% of South African corporations expect to have a SaaS strategy in place, and 60% expect to have adopted a cloud computing strategy. Software as a service, cloud computing “Not only does mobility allow companies to improve internal efficiencies and communications, it also enables them to interact more effectively with their increasingly mobile customers.” ‘Company of the future’ RIM sub-Saharan Africa regional director Deon Liebenberg said the results showed that “enterprise mobility solutions” were no longer just “nice to have”. “Until last year, concepts like software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing were regarded as little more than buzzwords,” said World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck. Enterprise mobility solutions The combined effect of these technologies is that, while the organisation’s buildings and infrastructure may still be confined to a specific site, its people, activities, information, documentation and data have been freed from location. New research by World Wide Worx shows that smartphones have made a dramatic entry into corporate South Africa, far surpassing general consumer or small business use. “These aren’t technologies as such,” said Goldstuck. “They are strategies that make the organisation’s use of new technology more efficient. From storage systems to software deployment, from hardware upgrades to network capacity to bandwidth, the focus is on cost-effectiveness, flexibility and mobility.” The study, backed by First National Bank (FNB), leaders in cellphone banking in Africa, and BlackBerry developer Research In Motion (RIM), shows that saturation point has almost been reached by large South African companies in the use of fixed landlines (96%) and ordinary mobile phones (92%). Liebenberg pointed out that while smartphones were now mainstream devices within South African businesses, the smartphone revolution had only just begun: “Enterprises should now be looking at what smartphones mean for their businesses in a more strategic and holistic fashion,” he said. The “Mobile Corporation in SA 2010” report reveals that three-quarters of South African companies have deployed smartphones within their organisations, compared to almost none two years ago. Among the technologies expected to take off as a result of the SaaS and the cloud computing revolution are: SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “They need to work towards mobilising their core internal and customer-facing processes so that their employees can use ubiquitous connectivity to be productive and responsive wherever they are.” And, as forecast in 2007, 3G data card penetration has also reached near saturation, with 94% of large South African companies deploying it. Now the focus has turned to integration of smartphones with business processes. The study also showed that corporate South Africa expects to embrace the new world of online services to an extent that was not even anticipated as recently as one year ago. “We are literally seeing the foundations being laid for the company of the future,” Goldstuck said. Fixed-mobile convergence, with 72% of companies expecting to adopt systems that allow seamless connectivity between fixed and mobile networks.Virtualisation, with 65% expected to embrace this flexible and cost-effective approach to network and server technology.Outsourced storage and archiving systems, with half of large South African companies predicting they will be using it in the next 24 months. The Mobile Corporation in SA 2010 forms part of the Mobility 2009 project, which included research among 1 000 consumers, 1 000 SMEs and 240 large enterprises in South Africa. “They’re essential for businesses that want to be competitive, responsive and efficient in a world where a customer won’t wait for a salesperson who is visiting customers and where project flow can’t stop because a manager is at a full-day meeting,” he said in a statement by World Wide Worx this week.last_img read more

Ohio corn shy of half harvested, soybeans nearing completion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Combines kept harvesting despite the 1.7 inches of rain the State received last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 3.Corn was 49 percent harvested, an increase of 12 percentage points from the last report. The average corn moisture content was 20 percent, a decrease of 1 point from last week. Soybeans were 78 percent harvested, an increase of 8 points over last week. The average soybean moisture content was 13 percent, the same as last week. Fewer growing degree days and cooler temperatures have slowed maturation down for both corn and soybeans, keeping progress behind the 5-year average for all reported categories. High corn moisture content slowed harvest progress across the State, particularly in the northern districts.Winter wheat planted was just about finished as it reached 96 percent complete. Winter wheat was at 86 percent emerged, which was 13 points ahead of the 5-year average. The moisture improved winter wheat condition ratings from 48 percent good to excellent condition up to 51 percent.You can read the full report here.last_img read more

How To Learn From a ‘Bad Video Editor’

first_imgFollow WorstEditorEver on Twitter for more entertaining editing gems!For a list of pro video editors sharing a wealth of information on Twitter check out our earlier post: 10 to Follow: Video Editing and Post-Production Twitter Users.What video editors are a ‘must-follow’ for you on Twitter? Share in the comments below! One of my favourite new editors to follow on Twitter is @worsteditorever whose special brand of advice is worth every penny you’ve paid for it – nothing!Most of this video editing advice can simply be reversed to find a vital truth that might be new to you if you’re just getting started. If you’re a seasoned pro hopefully you can enjoy these tweets for what they are – someone having a good laugh, and nailing a few video editing inside jokes. If you’re new to video editing, you can learn a lot from the tweets of WorstEditorEver!last_img read more

The Top 5 Home Cooks are Revealed on MASTERCHEF CANADA

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement In the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, “Take Five” (Thursday, May 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT),  after revealing a beautiful display of whole salmon, judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile, demonstrate their three favourite cooking techniques. The Top 5 must then use one of the techniques to create their own unique salmon dish. In the Elimination Challenge that follows, the home cooks can choose only five ingredients from the pantry to make a restaurant-quality dish, but the challenge comes with a twist.The Top 5 home cooks vying for the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA and the $100,000 cash prize are:Barrie McConachie, an employee relations consultant, from Vancouver, B.C.Mai Nguyen, a health and safety advisor, from Edmonton, Alta.Miranda Wasstrom, a corporate safety administrator, from Edmonton, Alta.Thea VanHerwaarden, a broker, from Vancouver, B.C.Trevor Connie, a plumber/gas fitter, from Edmonton, Alta.MASTERCHEF CANADA airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV GO, and on demand the following day. Episodes encore Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on Gusto.Fans are invited to visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada throughout the season for exclusive content, including background on the home cooks and the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges, as well as interviews, recipes, and more.Seasons 2 and 3 of MASTERCHEF CANADA are currently streaming on CraveTV™, and in encore broadcasts on Gusto.The MASTERCHEF format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. Proper’s Vice-President and Creative Director Cathie James is the show runner and executive producer; Marike Emery is the Series Producer; President of Proper Television, Guy O’Sullivan, is the executive producer. For Bell Media, Danielle Pearson is Manager, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:#[email protected][email protected] Bonacini – @MichaelBonaciniAlvin Leung – @TheDemonChefClaudio Aprile – @ClaudioAprileBarrie McConachie – @dateplatesMai Nguyen – @MaicaroonMiranda Wasstrom – @MirandaCooksCAThea VanHerwaarden – @Thea_van1Trevor Connie – @ConnieTrevorFacebook:facebook.com/ctvfacebook.com/MasterChefCDAInstagram:@[email protected] Aprile – @claudioaprile1Barrie McConachie – @dateplatesMai Nguyen – @MaicaroonMiranda Wasstrom – @MirandaCooksCAThea VanHerwaarden – @theavanTrevor Connie – @TrevorConnieAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. Following a special Team Challenge and complex Pressure Test, MASTERCHEF CANADA judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile revealed that Aaron Polsky, a director of operations from Montréal, Qué. would be the next home cook eliminated from the competition in this week’s episode. With five home cooks now remaining, MASTERCHEF CANADA returns next week on Thursday, May 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO as the home cooks are tasked with emulating the judges’ favourite cooking techniques while creating unique salmon dishes.On this week’s episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the home cooks faced off in their third Team Challenge of the season – a classic restaurant takeover celebrating the 30th anniversary of Chef Michael Bonacini’s iconic Auberge du Pommier, an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant. As the home cooks with the best dishes in last week’s gruelling series of Skills Tests, Aaron and Barrie were named Team Captains. Barrie, the winner of the Skills Tests, got first pick for the Red Team, and chose Trevor and Mai, while Aaron recruited Thea and Miranda to join his Blue Team. The two teams watched as Chef Michael Bonacini demonstrated the two appetizers and two entrees they would be making. The judges received feedback from their valued guests during service, and in the end decided on the winning team and which team would face the Pressure Test.The next morning, the home cooks returned to the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen to learn their fate. In the end, Barrie’s Red Team won the challenge and were sent up to the gallery by the judges while Aaron’s Blue Team donned black aprons for the Pressure Test. The three home cooks were given 45 minutes to create a Moroccan-inspired Vegetable Tajine using an array of vegetables and 28 unmarked spices. Miranda demonstrated her intuition and understanding of flavours, creating an aromatic and perfectly cooked dish that secured her safety in the competition. Thea’s choice of spices fell short, while Aaron’s decision to create his own harissa paste left his dish over-powered by clove and ultimately the weakest. In a surprise twist, the judges gave Thea the opportunity to give her spot in the Top 5 to Aaron if she felt she was not ready to move forward in the competition. When Thea affirmed her desire to stay in the competition, Aaron was sent home by the judges. Twitterlast_img read more

Outpouring of emotion

first_imgArtist Vikash Kalra, whose style of painting has been likened to the modern master, Francis Newton Souza has always presented his works in such ways that art viewers outrage. In the present exhibition, Tales from the Soul Marrow, Kalra, however has chosen to display his ‘drawings’ in a collage mode, which is quite unlike other referential masters or even his own usual display strategies. At the same time it should be added to the critical views about his works that he prefers some sections of his creative ensembles to be exhibited in a collage mode. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Collages are created out of discarded and disparate materials and objects in a particular format in order to create a new logically comprehensive visual form, which is aesthetically appealing and radically diversified from the usual norms of visual arts.His art is a depiction of the turbulence, the climax and the ache in his life. His strokes are bold, definite, a burst of emotion. It offers you a glimpse of the intrinsic nature of man, of woman, of relationships and their tempestuousness.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixA keen look at his works and exhibitions so far reveal that in each exhibition he brings a set of works or framed works or sculptures framed within the space in an effort to make them as a singular work of art. Here his attempt is to collapse their distinct identities as autonomous works of art. The artist, using his internal logic, places one piece of drawing or painting, which could be a series of portraits, nudes or even animal heads, in relationship with the other in the ensemble and the cohesiveness looks so strong that taking out one of them would end up in totally collapsing the work of art.  But at the same time, if they are independently exhibited, without showing the possibility of them being together in a collage, they assume the nature of autonomous works of art, not even once betraying their closer affinities with the work of art seen/displayed next to it. Where: Art Indus, Race Course RoadWhen: April 24 to May 7 Timing: 11 am till 7 pmlast_img read more

Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions

first_img 1 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » March 6, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Apple Inc’s mobile payment system Apple Pay has been hit by a wave of fraudulent transactions using stolen credit-card data from a spate of breaches at retailers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants including Home Depot Inc and Target Corp, the Journal reported on Thursday.The majority of unauthorized purchases have been for big-ticket items bought with smartphones at Apple’s own stores, the Journal said.Apple could not be reached immediately for comment.(Reporting By Darshana Sankararaman in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Wills) Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more