Fernandes savours QPR’s win at Villa

first_imgTony Fernandes savoured QPR’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa.Rangers produced a fine performance at Villa Park, where the recalled Ryan Manning got in front of former Chelsea skipper John Terry to head the visitors in front before Jake Bidwell doubled the lead and Luke Freeman sealed the victory.Co-chairman Fernandes posted on Twitter after the win, praising the team and manager Ian Holloway.If there was one team I wanted to beat it was VILLA away. Heheheh. Well done lads.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) March 13, 2018Well done to our manager Ian Holloway and the whole squad. Take a bow. Patience is what we asked for. Long long way to go but thanks to those who gave us the time. One result doesn’t make a season but this one is sweet.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) March 13, 2018 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

SocialCalc Comes Out of Beta, Marking 30th Anniversary of VisiCalc, the first Spreadsheet Technology

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… SocialCalc provides the ability for users to collaborate across a number of spreadsheets. Users may do this in conjunction with the wiki-based Socialtext Workspace, and Socialtext Signals, their microblogging platform. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Sharepoint will offer a co-editing feature through its integration with Office 2010. In a demo from the Sharepoint conference in Las Vegas, the Microsoft team showed how multiple people can edit an Excel document simultaneously. It is still not entirely clear how rich this feature set is in comparison to products from Google, eXpresso and EditGrid. Both eXpresso and EditGrid are stand alone applications.In comparison, Google’s spreadsheet product is as close as it gets to the Socialtext offering but lacks SocialCalc’s ability to keep track of revision histories.Bernard Lunn wrote last week that Google is missing the boat by not focusing on the spreadsheet market. Microsoft has not put tremendous energies into making its Excel spreadsheets more collaborative but it appears it is also a notch behind what Socialtext offers.According to Socialtext, SocialCalc is immediately available for trial and for current customers in the October Appliance release. It costs $3 per user per month. New customers who purchase the full Socialtext platform in 2009 get SocialCalc without charge for 2010. Current customers that participated in the beta program get SocialCalc without charge for 2009.center_img Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas On this day 30 years ago, Dan Bricklin’s VisiCalc spreadsheet program changed the way people thought about computers and how they applied to business.Bricklin remains a leader in the field and on this anniversary date is seeing his SocialCalc technology come out of beta and become a fully developed product from Socialtext, the company he has collaborated with since 2006.The news coincides with the Microsoft announcement that Sharepoint 2010 provides the the capability to co-edit Excel documents.SocialCalc is a social spreadsheet designed for distributed teams. Typically, companies using Excel have had to save their versions and email the document to other members of the team. Each time an update is made, a new version of the document is created. alex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Best Buy’s Mobile Marketing Can Dish it Out, But Can’t Take it

first_imgMobile phones have long been status-symbols, in addition to being a force for empowerment of poor people around the world. Why use shame to try to push people to buy your phones? It’s just the kind of pseudo-edgy condescending humor that box store marketing insiders are likely to approve. If these people could make six figures giving nerds wedgies, they likely would. But now it’s the cool kids with highly functional mobile devices! (And the pricey, multi-year contracts.)Anyway, the videos in this campaign are much funnier than the little songs that visitors are encouraged to email to their mobile-Neanderthal friends. Compare the two videos below and ask yourself which example of cruel mocking humor deserves a multi-million dollar contract and which deserves a firing from a sales job? (Note that the cartoon one has dirty words in it and will burn the ears of children.)Then go visit the Best Buy microsite and email a link to a single mom you know, stuck in a dead end job, about how dumb her phone is. Good times! Go BestBuy! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Best Buy made the news last week for suspending and likely firing a young employee who made an online cartoon mocking iPhone buyers – even though the video made no mention at all of Best Buy. Apparently the company doesn’t mind cruel humor if it’s the one dishing it out, or if the target is poor people instead of Apple, or something. Now Best Buy has launched a new ad campaign designed by shock-dork-marketers Crispin, Porter + Bogusky (Subservient Chicken) called “Phone Shame Eliminator.” The campaign tells people too poor or otherwise disinclined to have smart phones that they are sexually unattractive, going nowhere at work and not very bright. Some of the ads are also funny, even if they are classist, tasteless, obnoxious and cruel. They are not nearly as funny as the cartoon the Best Buy employee got fired for making. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#advertising#web last_img read more

10 months agoMkhitaryan faces exit if Arsenal complete move for Denis Suarez

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mkhitaryan faces exit if Arsenal complete move for Denis Suarezby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal’s move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez could force Henrikh Mkhitaryan to leave the Emirates.The Armenian international, who is currently sidelined with a foot injury, has failed to impress since joining from Manchester United last January. And The Sun claims the Gunners are ready to sell Mkhitaryan in order to make room for Suarez.The 25-year-old is believed to be on the verge of joining the north London club, having previously worked with manager Unai Emery at Sevilla.Suarez, who started his career at Manchester City, has played 17 minutes of league football this season. last_img read more

Jack Nicklaus Celebrates Success Of Together For The Children Campaign

first_imgMiami Children’s Health Foundation, the fundraising arm for Miami Children’s Health System, celebrated the success of its Together For The Children Campaign on Thursday, October 13 with more than 300 guests in attendance at a special preview unveiling of the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP), a new six-story tower within the campus of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.Patty McDonald, Lucy Morillo, Jack Nicklaus, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Barbara, Alex Soto, Nicklaus patient Ralphie Mario Murgado, Dr. Narendra Kini and Michael FuxThe construction of the new 212,000 square-foot state-of-the-art family centered facility, was one of the priorities of Together For The Children, which surpassed its original fundraising goal of $150 million, two years ahead of schedule. The structure is the first freestanding pediatric facility of its kind in South Florida, dedicated to the care of children with complex and specialized needs.“We are incredibly excited and humbled by the overwhelming generosity of the community, corporations and other private donors who joined our Together For The Children Campaign and made this accomplishment a reality two years ahead of schedule”, said Lucy Morillo, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “This campaign has been a truly remarkable endeavor and speaks volumes on how we are committed to providing children everywhere the best care possible.”First Family of Golf, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Chairs of the Together For The Children Campaign were on hand for the ribbon cutting alongside Dr. M. Narendra Kini, CEO for Miami Children’s Health System, Mario Murgado, Board Chair for Miami Children’s Health System, Alex Soto, Board Chair for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Marile Lopez, Board Chair for Miami Children’s Health Foundation.The event also served as backdrop for the announcement of a $1.5 million pledge from West Coast University in support of nursing education at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This generous gift demonstrates the joint commitment to nursing education, which will ensure the continued delivery of nursing care to children through family-centered bedside manner. During the program, Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Mayor presented a certificate of appreciation to mark this historic occasion. Also in attendance were State Representatives Frank Artiles, Jose Felix Diaz, Alex Ferro, and Erik Fresen, Commissioners Steve Bovo and Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Secretary of the Agency for Health Administration Justin Senior, School Board member Dr. Martha Perez, and MCH Foundation Celebrity Ambassador Erick Cuesta.The new facility is making possible the relocation of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s three internationally recognized intensive care units (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) to a new state-of-the-art setting, enhancing the care environment and offering additional family-centered amenities.For more information about the Together For The Children Campaign please visit www.mchf.org/donate or contact Lisbet Fernandez-Vina at 786.268.1845 or lisbet.fernandez-vina@mchf.org.last_img read more

Tiger Woods Used To Be One Of Golfs Longest Hitters — Until

What once was a massive distance advantage that Woods used to rack up a -13 score relative to par on par-5s at the 1997 Masters is now nothing special. These days, just about everyone hits it like Tiger — if not better.So what happened? For one thing, pro golfers took Woods’s lead and became much stronger and more athletic. Although Daly was a freak of nature — he never worked out and bombed drives while chain-smoking and pounding Diet Cokes — today’s top players have a lot more in common with current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who stands a lean 6-foot-4, hits the ball 305 yards per drive and proudly posts shirtless Instagram photos. As we’ve written before, Woods’s current pursuit of majors has been made more difficult by an influx of younger athletes to the game that he himself helped inspire. And a big part of that younger generation’s success is linked to hitting the ball really far.But another, even bigger factor is a drastic improvement in equipment over the years. Before the 1990s, driver clubheads were significantly smaller, made of heavy material like persimmon (instead of metal) and attached to the ends of shorter, heavier metal shafts (as opposed to graphite). As more and more players began switching to modern clubs — the last major won with a persimmon driver was Bernhard Langer’s victory at the 1993 Masters — the tour began to see a massive increase in driving distance (and, interestingly enough, a decrease in driving accuracy). More than just the introduction of fitter players, established golfers were also hitting the ball harder: The 60 players who qualified for the PGA Tour driving leaderboard in both 1995 and 2005 saw an average increase of 18.6 yards per drive over that span.Simply put, lighter clubs with a longer shaft and larger clubhead surface area generate more power. As a fun exercise last year, YouTuber and PGA club pro Rick Shiels hit 10 drives with both a top-of-the-line club from about 20 years ago (the Ping TiSi Tec) and 2018 (the Ping G400 Max) and measured the results using tracking analytics. On average, Shiels estimated to have hit the ball 16 yards farther in the air (and 19 yards farther in total) with the modern driver, thanks in part to a ball velocity 4 mph faster off the clubhead:Of course, the ball itself has also made it easier to drive for huge distances. The introduction of Titleist’s Pro V1 model in 2000 — which features a “multilayer” design with a solid rubber core and thin polymer casing — instantly revolutionized the way balls were manufactured, optimizing power without sacrificing accuracy. When Shiels ran a similar test between 1998 and 2018 golf balls (using the same club for each), he drove the ball 11 yards farther through the air — and 12 yards farther in total — with the current Pro V1, thanks again to a nearly 3 mph boost in velocity off the face.These clear technological improvements have led to questions over whether such advantages should be dialed back at the pro level to make the game harder again. Although the golf ball debate rages on, many top-tier courses have been remade since the ’90s, “Tiger-proofing” themselves by adding more distance to their layouts. Par-72 major championship courses in the 1990s averaged 7,006.1 yards in total length; by the 2000s, that average became 7,319.3 yards, and this decade it’s 7,456.6 yards — a 6.4 percent increase that mirrors the change in average driving distance since the early 2000s. With Tiger Woods restored to his familiar place among golf’s major winners, it’s tempting to allow the sports nostalgia to seep in. Tiger’s back! It’s just like the 1990s again! But as is the case in every sport, the game that Woods played 20 years ago is very different from today’s version and, if anything, makes his win at the Masters last month all the more impressive.Perhaps the biggest difference involves the sheer power of modern hitters. In 1995, Woods’s last season before turning pro, the average qualified PGA Tour golfer hit the ball 263.6 yards per drive; the leader, John Daly, checked in at 289.0 yards per drive. So far this season, the average is 292.9 yards per drive, and tour leader Cameron Champ checks in at 315.7. That’s right — the average drive distance from 2019 would have led the PGA Tour each season through 1996. Woods’s mark in 19971The first year Tiger played enough as a pro to qualify for the PGA Tour’s leaderboards. of 294.8 ranked second only to Daly’s 302.0. A 294.8-yard average today would rank just 86th of the 214 golfers on tour — tied with the slumping former World No. 1 Jordan Spieth. And just like the existing players increased their power through technology, existing major hosts have added length to offset it. Sixteen courses hosted a major in both the 1990s and 2010s; those courses averaged 7,011.6 yards back then and 7,307.9 yards now — an increase of 296.3 yards on average. Even the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, which hosts this weekend’s PGA Championship, has increased its length by 222 yards since it hosted Woods’s U.S. Open victory back in 2002.We should note that both the boom in driving distances and the Tiger-proofing craze have largely leveled off since the mid-2000s. The average PGA Tour drive continues to creep up by a couple of yards every few years, but today’s long-drive leaders, such as Champ, Johnson and Rory McIlroy, are mostly hitting it the same distance as Bubba Watson and Robert Garrigus were a decade earlier. In that sense, the game Woods left when his 11-year major drought began in 2008 was actually similar to the one he climbed to the top of again last month.Just the same, when Tiger tees off Thursday at Bethpage in the PGA Championship, the modern sport’s power will be on full display. Woods might still smash it a solid 300 off the tee like he did in the late ’90s, but he won’t be vying for the tour lead in distance; instead, that part of his game makes him just another golfer in the middle of the pack. read more

Jamia publishes Tagore in Urdu

first_imgJamia Millia Islamia  has published Tagore Shanasi, a comprehensive study on Rabindranath Tagore in Urdu.The study has been done by the university’s Department of Urdu under the Tagore Research and Translation Scheme funded by the Ministry of Culture. The book has been authored by renowned critic and author Shamim Tarique and has been published by leading Urdu publishing house, Maktaba Jamia Limited. Spread over 15 sections, this 180-page book deals with different facets of Tagore and his works. Besides Tagore’s time-period, family, birth, childhood, education, his interest in nature, visits and journey, marriage, household affairs, his character and personality, Tarique has thrown light on the creative journey of Tagore i.e. his poetry, music, drama, story, novel and painting. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Tarique has discussed at length Tagore’s association with Santiniketan, the university he founded, and his role as a teacher. He has also looked at important signposts such as his winning the Nobel Prize. He has also reflected on Tagore’s thought and philosophy, his concept of nationalism, his poetic vision, his final journey and his creations and publications.‘All those pure hearted scholars should be saluted who provided the new bases of understanding Tagore,’ said Tarique who dedicated the book to the spirit of nationalism that is finely manifested in Jamia Millia Islamia, the 92-year-old university. Ten thousand copies of the book have been published and will be distributed free among the scholars and general readers.last_img read more

Jim ORourke a Casey Research Explorers League h

first_imgJim O’Rourke, a Casey Research Explorers’ League honoree, will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on January 10, 2013. Alongside Jim, Pierre Lassonde (Franco-Nevada Mining Corp.) and Chuck Fipke (Dia Met Minerals) will also be inducted. I highly recommend that everyone go through the Explorers’ League honoree list annually, as well as the Casey Research NexTen to see how much of your resource portfolio is handled by the best in the resource business. I’ve been lucky to have so many great mentors who have taught me the ins and outs of the junior-resource investing world, such as Rick Rule and Doug Casey – but none were harder to get an initial meeting with than Jim O’Rourke. Getting him to take a meeting with me back in 2006 was a feat of endurance. I literally called every day for two months. After getting bounced emails because his inbox was full, I stopped leaving messages until it was cleared out – and then the process was repeated. Let this be a lesson: never give up. Finally, one day Jimmy answered the phone. As it turned out, he was out of town for most of those two months, and his assistant took down his messages. He figured that I’d call again, so that was how we met. Back then I didn’t call him “Jimmy” – he was “Mr. O’Rourke.” That was the beginning of a great relationship with one of the true legends in mining. Over the last seven years, I’ve been on the board of Copper Mountain; I’ve watched Jimmy put together a great team and build the third-largest producing copper mine in Canada. He did all this during one of the most difficult markets in the last fifty years. Jimmy’s passion, drive, and energy motivates everyone around him to give more than their best. Jimmy is shy to take any recognition for his current and past achievements, and is always the first to pass around the recognition to the mine site workers, geologists, engineers, the office admin, the suppliers and yes, even the bankers (that’s how nice Jimmy is – he is even nice to the investment bankers). His work ethic is incredible and sets a standard that I try to emulate. Together we’ve spent countless weekends in the office going through financing options and corporate strategies. He would always make time to listen to all my ideas and questions. He was always patient and always willing to educate, for which I’m extremely thankful. It was a complete blast for me, as I became close to someone who was willing to share his 50 years of knowledge in the business. Jimmy, you’ve been a great mentor and friend, and congratulations on being inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. I look forward to being at your induction ceremony in January. Investing in the resource sector would be easy if there were more Jim O’Rourkes around. That is exactly what the point of the Casey NexTen is all about. Who is going to be the next Jim O’Rourke? Who will be the next the Lukas Lundin or Ross Beaty? I’m a big believer that there are characteristics the Casey Explorers’ League Honoree’s all share. They are the foundation for success, which creates the metrics upon which the Casey NexTen list is based. If you’re investing in the junior resource sector or want to learn “who’s who in the zoo,” you need to know who the NexTen are, and why they are on the list. Don’t you want to be invested in a company whose president will be inducted into the relevant Hall of Fame? You should, because it would most likely mean you’ve invested in a winner, which means big profits for yourself. In January, we will be announcing our newest Casey NexTen honorees. Until then, familiarize yourself with current NexTen group. Do your portfolio a favor and follow these rising stars. Additional Links and Reads Chevron Appeals Argentina’s Asset Embargo (Petroleumworld) Ah yes, Argentina… Where oil and gas dreams go to die… Being the fourth-largest producer of oil in Argentina doesn’t mean your assets are not at risk. First YPF, now Chevron. Even before the YPF issue happened, in both our newsletters and publicly we have stated that investors looking to invest in Argentina’s conventional and unconventional assets should stay away. The “wrath of Cristina” continues. USA to Beat Both Saudi and Russian Oil Production by 2020? (New York Times) According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), not only will the US beat Russian and Saudi oil production, but it will be energy self-sufficient by 2035. The story makes great reading, but I can’t remember the last time the IEA was right in its projections. I also think Putin would disagree with the report. Comeback Time for Coal? (New York Times) This is an interesting piece on what is going on in the global coal markets. Is it time to jump back into your favorite coal companies? The Casey Energy Report has discussed coal extensively; if you’re interested, you should try out our risk-free three-month trial. This was a good piece, though overly optimistic for the current conditions.last_img read more

Chinese authorities say they are investigating a b

first_imgChinese authorities say they are investigating a batch of medication that is suspected to be tainted with HIV. According to local media, the batch contains more than 12,000 doses of human immunoglobulin — intravenous treatments used to boost weakened immune systems. China’s National Health Commission said in a statement that on Tuesday it asked medical institutions to stop using the suspect medicine, seal it and monitor any patients who might be impacted. It launched a recall of the product, which it says was produced by Shanghai Xinxing Pharmaceutical Company.”A group of experts sent by the National Medical Products Administration has arrived in Shanghai for site inspection at the company,” the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. “All the related production and inspection records have been sealed.”The South China Morning Post describes the company as a “biotech company specialising in the production and sale of blood-based medical products,” and says it is controlled by a state-owned company. It’s not yet clear whether any patients contracted HIV from the medication. The National Health Commission said “experts believe that the risk of HIV infection in patients using the drug is very low.”Tainted medical products aren’t a new issue in China. Historically, blood transfusions are a common way that HIV has spread in the country. And there has been a pattern of rural residents contracting HIV as they sold blood, as NPR’s Anthony Kuhn reported nearly a decade ago. Avert, an HIV and AIDS organization, said that in the 1990s “negligent blood donation activities” cause a “dramatic increase in the spread of HIV across China.” China has taken steps to tackle the issue, the organization added, and “in 2010 the government announced that all collected blood products were screened for HIV.”Last year, according to the BBC, Chinese authorities announced that the “number of people contracting HIV [through transfusions] has been reduced to almost zero.” Instead, most of the new cases were contracted sexually. Still, the number of people in China known to be living with HIV is rising. The Economist recently reported that Chinese authorities say about 850,000 people are HIV positive – “almost three times the number in 2010.” However, that’s likely due to better detection and more testing options, the publication says. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more