Windows 8’s 2013 Enterprise Report Card: It Ain’t No “A”

first_imgAn estimated 40 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold by Microsoft in the first month of sales, with an indeterminate number sold after that. But it is not clear how many of those licenses will show up in the enterprise vs. the consumer market  (or even whether those licenses represent actual user numbers). With a radical departure in interface and mission, Microsoft may have gone too far for the business world with Windows 8, forcing always-conservative enterprise IT shops to stick with Windows 7 (or even Windows XP).How Windows 8 will fare in the enterprise depends on how you define enterprise computing. What defines the enterprise is rapidly changing, thanks to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate-Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) policies that are expanding client devices beyond the worker’s desktop machine to include tablets and smartphones.Breaking down those segmenst, we can grade Windows 8 chances of enterprise success in 2013:Traditional Desktop: C-It’s easy to point a finger and laugh at Microsoft for throwing such a radical departure into the market. With echoes of Microsoft’s history of  Fear-Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) campaigns warning that “it’s too hard learn a new interface,” many observers woudl find more than a little schadenfreude in watching Windows 8 crash and burn in the enterprise like Vista did.The obvious issue is that enterprise IT – and enterprise workers – are still trying to wrap their heads around the interface formerly known as Metro. And trying to figure out how big their training budgets would have to be to re-train workers to use it. But it’s not just a new interface. It’s what that new interface represents. In an effort to make be more of a social platform, Windows 8 incorporates tiles and applets to connect users to news, social feeds and other info. IT managers, though, tend to read “social” as “distractions from work.” So why not give Microsoft the failing grade it seems to deserve? One word: SharePoint. Specifically, the SharePoint 2013 collaboration platform, which will have more social tools built into it when released.When most people look at Metro, they immediately see an interface geared for tablets and smartphones. And that’s true. But Microsoft is not dumb – it had something else in mind with this desktop. Expect SharePoint to have hooks that help enterprise users run news feeds from SharePoint 2013 about document collaboration, company news and upcoming appointments. In that context, “social” could mean “getting more work done.”When you include SharePoint or some other enterprise content management system, Windows 8’s desktop grade has to account for  potential for growth in this area. As social enterprise software grows, Windows 8 may be the best platform on which it will run.Mobile Devices: BAccording to Goldman Sachs, if you add up all of the consumer computing devices in the world, not just the PCs and laptops, but the phones and tablets too, Microsoft has just 20% of the world consumer market share – where it once dominated with 97%.That’s a crazy drop, very much attributable to the rise of Android and iOS devices, with some help from BlackBerry, Symbian and Bada along the way.So why does Windows 8 earn a B in a sector where it is clearly yet not doing that well? This is about enterprise deployments, and when comparing Android vs. iOS vs. Windows 8 devices as part of a mobile strategy, enterprises are likely to give a lot of weight to Windows 8 machines.The reason, of course, is application compatibility. As cool as iOS and Android devices are, there’s still some work to be done to get these devices to talk to every enterprise service. It’s getting better all the time, which supports Dan Rowinski’s prediction about Apple in the enterprise. But right now, Windows 8’s near-seamless compatibility with existing Windows applications is something that enterprise managers can’t ignore.Is compatibility alone enough? No.Microsoft and other hardware vendors need to release a very hot and not-so-expensive device to make this all work. If enteprise users don’t want to use Windows 8 devices, their compatability won’t matter much The Surface looks cool enough to be that device, but the Windows RT version isn’t fully compatible, and the Windows 8 Pro version is too expensive.Remember, we’re grading Windows 8’s enterprise potential, not where it is today (that would be an incomplete, naturally). There are a lot of ifs involved in Windows 8 earning even this middling report card for 2013. If social enterprise takes off. If there’s a really hot Windows 8 mobile device… But given the task facing Windows 8 in the business word, even the possibility of success is worth a lot.Note: This lede for this article was updated to reflect a more accurate estimation of Windows 8 licenses sold. brian proffitt Tags:#microsft#mobile#PC#predictions#smartphones#tablets#Windows 8 Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Honor 8 Lite pre-orders start in India, confirms Huawei

first_imgHuawei Honor 8 Lite is up for pre-orders in India, confirms P. Sanjeev, Vice President – Sales, Huawei & Honor Consumer product via his official Twitter handle. The tweet reads: “#Honor8lite coming soon!”. However, Sanjeev didn’t reveal availability date as of yet.The tweet also includes a teaser which states – “Honor 8 Lite, Coming soon, Pre-book Now”. The teaser doesn’t reveal the availability date of the phone as of now.  However, in a report, IANS confirms the availability date of the Honor 8 Lite to be May 10. Huawei is yet to confirm on the same. The smartphone is listed in four colour variants including — black, blue, white and gold on OnlyMobiles website at a price tag of Rs 17,999.Also Read: Exclusive: Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3, Nokia 3310 India launch confirmed for JuneIn terms of specifications, Honor 8 Lite sports a 5.2 inch full HD display, and is powered by a 2.1 GHz + 1.7 GHz octa-core Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor. The device further comes with 4GB RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage. The storage space can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSC card.On the optics front, Honor 8 Lite features a 12-megapixel primary camera which comes along with LED flash. Below the rear camera, the smartphone fits a fingerprint scanner. On the front, the device sports an 8-megapixel selfie shooter which also comes with 77-degree wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.#Honor8lite coming soon! P Sanjeev (@psanjeevbrave) April 30, 2017Honor 8 Lite runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system which comes with a top layer of EMUI 5.0 Lite. Furthermore, the device is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery which has the ability to deliver up to 21 hours of talk time and 627 hours of standby time on the 3G network. On the connectivity front, the device includes several options like — dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, and a microUSB port.advertisementlast_img read more

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Yuvraj cried when his cricket kit arrived in 2014, says wife Hazel Keech

first_imgThe decision of Yuvraj Singh to retire from all forms of cricket was his own, said Shabnam Singh, cricketer’s mother, here on Monday.”It was his decision to retire. Well, he has had a good career. He has won all the major tournaments, a very good accomplishment for him. He has done India proud. A mother can only stand in the back and appreciate his son,” Shabnam Singh told ANI.Yuvraj’s wife Hazel Keech said that she did not understand cricket before meeting Yuvi and said the cricketer has her support for his retirement decision.”As a wife, it is not my place to tell him what to do. He has my full support on the retirement decision. I did not watch cricket before meeting Yuvi. When Yuvi’s cricketing kit arrived in 2014, I saw him crying,” said Keech.”I didn’t understand the emotion at that point. I guess only cricketers can understand how it is to get picked for the national team,” added Keech.In reply to a question, Keech said: “I do not like the term survivor. Yes, you can overcome any illness and disease. People find it difficult to get rid of the taboo of surviving very hard. Yuvi does not have it in his mind that he is a survivor. He has his YWC fashion brand which generates money for his charity. He is really dedicated to his charity.”The Chandigarh-born Yuvraj captured the imagination of world cricket with his gravity-defying fielding abilities and effortless power-hitting.”Only if I could articulate what cricket has done for me, to me! But let me tell you this, cricket has given me everything I have. It is the reason why I sit here today,” said Yuvraj, whose on-field exploits defined India’s last two World Cup triumphs.advertisementA career that spanned over 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests, Yuvraj imprinted his place in the echelons of cricket as a player who could pretty much win matches for his side either through his electric fielding, deceiving bowling or fierce batting.Big events brought out the best in him — be it his international cricket entry at 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, the mind-numbing batting exhibition at the inaugural 2007 World Twenty20 or the all-round performance at 2011 World Cup.Yuvi is renowned for hitting six sixes in an over of Stuart Broad in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and he was awarded the Player of the Tournament in India’s 2011 50-over World Cup triumph.”Thank you, this has been a lovely journey. See you on the other side,” said Singh, adding that he would continue devoting his time to assisting cancer patients through his ‘YouWeCan’ Foundation.Also Read | World Cup 2019: We were chasing too many runs, Alex Carey defends Australia batsmenAlso Read | South Africa vs West Indies Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019: Rain stops play after Cottrell’s double blowAlso Seelast_img read more

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9 months agoValencia coach Marcelino accepts he’s under pressure

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Marcelino accepts he’s under pressureby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino accepts his job is under review.Los Che drew 1-1 at home to Real Valladolid at the weekend, heaping more pressure on the head coach.”My job strengthens me and it gives me comfort,” he said. “I do not feel anything else because we are not winning at the moment and all I want to do is win.”I have never been given an ultimatum; it is a personal matter.”We are winners and when we do not win, we cause disappointment.”The other day [against Valladolid], we deserved to win but we just were not capable of turning it into a victory.”That is what saddens me the most.”It has happened to us a lot just lately and when it happens frequently, we begin to feel disillusioned.”I was already aware of the meeting before the game and I am not worried because if the owner decides he wants to get rid of the coaching staff then there is nothing I can do about it and I have to respect his decision.”I am convinced that we are on the right track and because of that I am optimistic and confident that our luck will soon change.”We have scored 17 goals from 263 chances.”This is something that has to change; it cannot last forever.” last_img read more

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a month ago​Leicester likely to field fringe stars against Luton

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Leicester likely to field fringe stars against Lutonby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City will ring in the changes as they face off against Luton Town in the Carabao Cup.With the club chasing a high Premier League finish this season, it is understandable they are willing to rotate their squad for a cup game against a lower division side.Brendan Rodgers will give chances to several of his fringe players and youngsters.Players who could feature in the game include Danny Ward, James Justin, Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs and Demarai Gray.These players are either not in the squad for most Premier League games, or often find themselves on the bench. last_img read more

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Duclos hosts OECD meeting to swap tips on keeping social anxiety at

first_imgOTTAWA – When Jean-Yves Duclos hosts other social development ministers and social scientists from 35 countries this coming week, he hopes to swap tips on keeping social anxiety at bay.Member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development have, for the first time, decided to hold their marquis social policy ministerial meetings outside of Paris, choosing Montreal for their brainstorming session.Over the course of two days, they will hash out policy solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing developed countries in recent years: disruptive technology, income distribution, affordable housing, child care, poverty — and above all, widespread frustration with ruling classes.Duclos, the federal minister for families, children and social development, says he plans to use the stage to signal that Canada “wants to do things differently” — orienting its social policy to keep in check the fear and resentment that he believes lead to destructive populist sentiment.Duclos will deliver a speech Monday morning and offer remarks on several occasions at the meeting called Social Policy for Shared Prosperity: Embracing the Future, where representatives from the OECD’s 35 countries will exchange their views and ideas around social protection.Twenty countries signed the organization’s convention in 1960 and the OECD came into force one year later. Since then, an additional 15 countries have joined.“When citizens and middle class Canadians in particular feel threatened, they may choose to build a wall as opposed to building bridges,” said Duclos in an interview.“I’m interested in hearing whether those signals are heard in other OECD countries and we’re looking forward to signalling that we want to do things differently,” said Duclos.“Building bridges as oppose to building walls, which is a benefit to all.”Duclos’ comments come less than a month before the G7 summit in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, where Canadian politicians will aim to strike the fine balance between finding common ground with U.S. President Donald Trump while reaffirming to Canadians that populism and protectionism are not part of Canada’s approach.Duclos said he looks forward to listening to other members of the organization because most of the member countries share similar challenges including: “exclusion, fear and uncertainty.”Such fear and uncertainty lead to lower growth because when people do not feel confident about their future, they don’t invest, the minister said. At the same time, that fear also leads to politically adverse situations around the world, he added.Duclos said he plans to highlight his government’s efforts to improve income security and work security, especially the Liberals’ move to hike taxes on the rich while cutting them for the middle class.But despite the receptive global audience, details around the government’s long-promised national poverty reduction strategy will not be raised next week. Duclos said he will reference the fact that work is ongoing, with plans to unveil the strategy by the end of 2018.“We are taking a bit longer…we would have liked that to be issued by June 2018 but we’re taking a bit longer and taking full advantage of the input of our advisory poverty committee,” Duclos said.last_img read more

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New round of preparations for UN summit on sustainable development opens next

The two-week session of the Preparatory Committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) will open at UN Headquarters on 28 January, bringing together representatives from UN Member States, UN agencies and programmes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other partners to work towards a final agenda of the upcoming forum. The Summit, scheduled to run from 26 August to 4 September in Johannesburg, is a 10-year follow-up to the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development or “Earth Summit”, and will be a forum for countries to agree on concrete steps and quantifiable targets for putting into practice the objectives adopted a decade ago. In Rio, countries defined a clear agenda for sustainable development – a delicate balance between economic, environmental and social requirements – called Agenda 21. Since then, advances have been slower than anticipated, success in the fight against poverty has been limited, and the world’s environment has continued to deteriorate. Newer issues, such as globalization, changes in the financing system, the impact of new technologies and the spread of HIV/AIDS, have also changed the global context. “The real challenge of sustainable development is to help countries secure the economic growth with social equity they so desperately need to alleviate poverty, while protecting and preserving the environment,” said Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which is one of the largest funders of sustainable development worldwide. According to its estimates, the agency has spent approximately $4 billion on environment and sustainable energy projects and an additional $2 billion in parallel funding. “There is no quick fix,” Mr. Malloch Brown added. “But a key first step for governments is building the capacity and identifying and implementing the policies and partnerships better to put into practice the important principles agreed a decade ago at Rio.” read more

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POLL Did referees help RK Vardar to beat RNL and Telekom Veszprem

Did referees have crucial impact on RK Vardar Skopje wins over RNL and Telekom Veszprem? YES NOView Results  Loading …JACOBSEN VS CUPIC about referees: No chance in finish – You have to be big in defeat!Vranjes after defeat against Vardar: Many strange decisions of two men in black A lot of tension brought last two matches of RK Vardar in which Macedonian champions beat two big rivals – Telekom Veszprem and Rhein Neckar Lowen. Both coaches of defeated teams, Ljubomir Vranjes and Nikolaj Jacobsen expressed their frustration because of referees’ level on their matches against EHF Champions League 2017 wants to hear your opinion. Did referees have crucial impact on the final results on matches at Veszprem Arena and Jane Sandanski.Vote… Handball refereesRhein Neckar LowenRK VardarTelekom Veszprem ← Previous Story WOMEN’S EHF CL: Dream team from Brest defeated in Copenhagen Next Story → EHF CL BEST 7: Vargas, Dibirov, Mogensen… read more

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In 2016 therell be a new place for 500 students to live

first_imgTHE DIGITAL HUB in Dublin is to receive a €40 million investment with extra office space and new student accommodation to be added.The project is facilitated by the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) and is expected to create up to 300 construction jobs in the short-term.The Digital Hub is located in the Liberties area of south inner city Dublin with a total of  10,650 sq ft of office space is to be created when part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison which lies on the campus is refurbished.This space subsequently served as a 19th century grainstore for the Roe Distillery and will now become office space for budding tech firms when its refurbishment is completed in May 2015The work is to be carried out by student housing firm Knightsbridge who will also construct housing for 470 students on Bonham Street.Work on the student accommodation is set to be completed by September 2016 with construction starting in August.The Digital Hub is a centre for growing digital enterprises and currently houses about 70 digital companies, employing about 900 people.Since its inception, 170 companies have progressed through The Digital Hub.The DHDA currently manages the Digital Hub as a standalone state agency, but its operation will transition to Dublin City Council over the coming months.DHDA chief executive Edel Flynn says that the new space is much needed:Currently, the Digital Hub campus has high occupancy, so it is great that new office space will be available soon to cater for the ongoing demand we experience for space from growing digital enterprises. The refurbishment will preserve the Grainstore building into the future and will provide digital companies with the opportunity to locate their office space in a unique setting.Read: Over 300 new jobs announced for Dublin >Column: Digital innovation and enterprise needs to be nurtured at an EU level >last_img read more

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Des tsunamis auraient détruit Olympie il y a des siècles

first_imgDes tsunamis auraient détruit Olympie il y a des sièclesSelon des chercheurs allemands, Olympie, le célèbre site religieux et sportif de l’Antiquité, aurait été détruit par des tsunamis et non par des tremblements de terre, comme on le pensait généralement.Lieu de culte et berceau du stade où se déroulaient, durant l’Antiquité, les célèbres jeux auxquels il a donné son nom, le site grec d’Olympie, pensaient les archéologues, avait été détruit au VIe siècle de notre ère par deux tremblements de terre, puis enseveli sous les sédiments d’une rivière de la région au fil des siècles suivants. Faux, disent Andreas Vött et ses collègues de l’Institut de géographie de l’Université Johannes Gutenberg de Mainz, en Allemagne : les vrais coupables sont des tsunamis !À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumementDans le cadre d’un vaste projet de recherche sur les paléo-tsunamis (remontant jusqu’à 11.000 ans) en Méditerranée orientale, ils ont étudié en détail le site d’Olympie, aujourd’hui à 22 km de la mer, mais à 8 km seulement au temps des Jeux Olympiques antiques, et à 33 mètres d’altitude. Et ils ont découvert des indices qui ne laissent guère de doute : coquilles de mollusques bivalves (coquillages), restes de foraminifères (micro-organismes marins au squelette calcaire), et tsunamites (dépôts dus au brassage causé par un tsunami).Une signature sédimentaire multiple et qui s’étend à tous les environs, suggérant plusieurs tsunamis survenus au cours des 7.000 dernières années. Enfin, loin d’être empilées comme c’est le cas après un séisme, les ruines des colonnes du temple de Zeus sont étalées, comme par un flot semi-liquide. “Tant par la composition que par l’épaisseur, les sédiments que nous avons trouvés à Olympie ne cadre[nt] pas avec le potentiel hydraulique (…) ni avec l’inventaire géomorphologique de la vallée”, dit Andreas Vött, balayant résolument les anciennes hypothèses. Il attend les précisions – notamment en termes de datation –  que donneront les analyses, qui se poursuivent.Le 14 juillet 2011 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Gerrard calls for more quality to improve in Europe

first_imgSteven Gerrard has asked for more quality to deliver a major success on the European scene after his team crashed out of the Europa League.Rangers were beaten 1-0 late in the game by Rapid’s Dejan Ljubicic in a keenly contested affair.Gerrard tweaked the formation and personnel from the side that drew with Dundee last weekend but reserved praise for his team despite the disappointing result.“I thought we were good for 80 minutes,” he revealed STV. “I can’t really ask the players to give any more.“With what we had available tonight, everyone gave an almighty effort.“Obviously as the game was getting to the final stages we were trying to roll the dice and go a little bit more adventurous to try and create something. To try and create that moment that we needed at 0-0.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Unfortunately we’ve conceded a counter-attack but I think it’s very hard for me to criticise the players for what they gave tonight.“We’ve certainly been tested,” Gerrard said. “I think as a group we haven’t helped ourselves in certain situations with suspensions and availability.“Obviously injuries at certain times like Ryan Kent at the weekend. To not have Daniel Candeias and Kent available affects the group. We haven’t helped ourselves throughout the campaign.“I think in terms of numbers we’ve had enough to cope but to compete at this level with ambitions to go further than the group it’s obvious to me that the players need some help. That means quality players that can come in and help.“We focus domestically now to put ourselves in position to come back again.”last_img read more

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Private universities limp on

first_img-As many as 43 private universities of the country are running with no vice chancellors, reveal latest University Grants Commission (UGC) data.There are no treasurers in 53 private universities while 75 have to make do with no pro-vice chancellors.The UGC finidings say 89 among 95 private universities are functioning, while only 10-12 universities are adhering to the UGC rules.There are a number of allegations of irregularities against these universities, including selling certificates in exchange for money.However, the number of students in the private universities is increasing, despite lack of quality of education.Speaking to Prothom Alo, Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam said 10 to 12 universities are in Grade 1. Some 20 to 25 universities are trying to do better. The rest fail to achieve the quality required for the universities.The quality of private universities was also questioned in the annual report of the UGC.On 20 June, the UGC issued a circular describing the condition of 16 universities to alert the admission seekers.An official of UGC said the circular was issued to alert admission seekers ahead of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results, to be published on 23 July.Around 400,000 students are studying in the private universities.The government, however, is approving new universities despite the lack of quality education. In two terms of the present Awami League-led government, 41 universities were approved in the space of nine years. On political consideration, more private universities are set to be approved. The government plans to establish at least one public university and one private university in each of the 64 districts.Politicians and businessmen close to the government are trying to take this opportunity by getting approval for new universities, although there are not enough qualified teachers to be appointment as VCs, pro-VCs and treasurers.UGC chairman Abdul Mannan told Prothom Alo that universities can’t run leaving these vital posts vacant. All the activities of the universities are being severely hampered, he lamented.Visiting a number of universities, it was found that the authorities have tasked their chosen people to carry on as acting VCs, while some have sent proposals for appointments.The UGC chairman said that being the chancellor of the universities, the president appoints VCs, pro-VCs and treasurers. However, some universities are giving people the charges of VCs flouting the law.UGC officials said the government is facing difficulty in appointing VCs in some public universities as well. Four among the 39 public universities reappointed their respective VCs.It is found that the owners of the private universities want to appoint VCs of their choice. They send proposals with flaws, so getting an approval becomes difficult.It is also alleged that some authorities deliberately delay appointment to save money. The government also ignores appointment on political consideration.While visiting the Peoples University situated in the city’s Asad Gate area, it was found that Arzu Miah, a professor of Chemistry at Jahangirnagar University, is discharging duties as the VC although the president has not appointed him.Speaking to Prothom Alo, he said he has been discharging duties since 16 May.President of Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) Sheikh Kabir Hossain said the universities can’t appoint teachers to vital posts due to crisis of qualified professors.    Speaking to Prothom Alo, Kabir said, “We have to propose three names against one post. Are there enough qualified professors for 95 universities?”He demands an amendment to the law so that the university could propose one name against one vacant post.According to UGC, as of 15 June, the following universities have no VCs, pro-VCs or treasurers — International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, International Islamic University, Gono Bishwabidyalay, The Peoples University of Bangladesh, Asian University of Bangladesh, Manarat International University, Sylhet International University, Green University, Pundro University of Science and Technology, Hamdard University Bangladesh, ZH Sikdar University of Science & Technology, Ranada Prashad Shaha University, CCN Science and Technology University, Canadian University of Bangladesh, NPI University of Bangladesh, University of Creative Technology Chittagong, University of Global Village and German University Bangladesh.When contacted, the authorities of German University Bangladesh, Hamdard University Bangladesh and Ranada Prashad Shaha University said proposals had been sent to the government for appointment to the posts.  The post of the VC is vacant in the following universities — Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology, University of Development Alternative, State University Of Bangladesh, Victoria University of Bangladesh, ASA University Bangladesh, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Exim Bank Agricultural University, Bangladesh, Feni University, Notre Dame University Bangladesh, Coxs Bazar International University and Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology, University of Development Alternative, State University Of Bangladesh, Victoria University of Bangladesh, ASA University Bangladesh, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Exim Bank Agricultural University, Bangladesh, Feni University, Notre Dame University Bangladesh and Cox’s Bazar International University.Notre Dame University and State University say appointments to their respective VCs are under process. Former chairman of UGC Professor Nazrul Islam said it was not right to approve so many private universities.Indiscipline grasped the universities as they were approved on fragile structure, he observed.*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img read more

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Panasonic steps up 3D camera tech for virtual world tours

first_img Explore further Panasonic Develops World’s First 3D Full HD Plasma Theater System More information: … h10/review03337.html (—If you can’t afford a world tour’s price of air tickets, hotels, and meals this year, know that Panasonic has worked up technology to bring the world to you. Its system is titled “DIVE into World Heritage 3D,” and it was demonstrated at Digital Content EXPO 2012. This system put five 3-D cameras to work to shoot, and the display was via five HD plasma panels. “Imaging technology is progressing every day,” Masaru Kojima, manager of Panasonic’s Content Planning Center, told his interviewer. “Today we’re using full high-definition, but in the future pixel counts are likely to grow, as well as the size of the displays themselves.” Panasonic wants to be the “leading edge,” he said, as those kinds of devices become available. The camera is designed for professional videographers who would be attracted to a more affordable and easier-to-use tool than they had in the past. The camera is promoted as an easier way to work than coping with larger-scale setups for capturing content on a professional level. The AG-3DA1 is equipped with dual lenses and two full 1920 x 1080 2.07 megapixel 3-MOS imagers.The camera can automatically recalibrate without the need for external equipment. There is immediate 3-D image capture. The camcorder incorporates stereoscopic adjustment controls; functions for automatically correcting horizontal and vertical displacement are provided, whereas conventional 3-D camera systems required these adjustments to be made by a PC or external video processor, said Panasonic. At less than six pounds, the AG-3DA1 is lighter weight and smaller in contrast to heavy 3-D rigs. Panasonic said the AG-3DA1 is able to perform in extreme environments and stands up better to temperature extremes, shock, and vibration. The company also noted that the camera uses standard, re-recordable SDHC/SD memory cards. © 2013 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Panasonic steps up 3D camera tech for virtual world tours (2013, January 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Panasonic’s “DIVE into World Heritage 3D” is in a strategic partnership agreement with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to promote the conservation of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to educate children about the world. This system, showing world heritage sites, has been set up in Paris, at UNESCO’s World Heritage Center, at Panasonic centers in Tokyo and Osaka, and at exhibitions to be staged around the world. Panasonic’s technology imaging edge that marks this system is its AG-3DA1 twin-lens 3D camera, an integrated HD 3-D solid-state camcorder which Panasonic described as a “step closer to natural human vision.” last_img read more

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VIDEO Some guy forged a fake VIP credential and walked out with

first_img Advertisement The McGregor/Mayweather press conferences were the dominant sports story in possible the slowest sports week of the year. Even though McGregor and Mayweather made headlines by relentlessly insulting each other, the best story from the four city press tour came from an innovative young hustler who managed to sneak backstage to the London event, and ended up walking out with Team McGregor.With the tour headed for its London stop, Zac Alsop used an Instagram post by Mayweather’s former driver that displayed full access passes to the event, and used his tech skills to make his own forged pass. Once at the event, Alsop breezed through security, and blended in with the Team McGregor crowd. When it came time for McGregor to walk out for his intro, Alsop was right behind him and filmed the whole thing.Here’s the incredible story, as told by Alsop, including the footage of him walking out with team McGregor. Legend.h/t BroBiblelast_img read more

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Bangkok Airways adds more flights

first_imgBangkok Airways adds more flightsBangkok Airways adds more flightsBangkok Airways Public Company Limited announces the additional non-stop flight between Bangkok and Vientiane (Laos), bringing this route to 2 daily flights in order to serve increasing demands. These additional services will be effective from 25 March 2018 onward.Bangkok Airways is currently using a 138-seater Airbus A319 aircraft on this route. The new outbound flight PG949 departs Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 17:35hrs and arrives Vientiane International Airport at 18:50hrs. The inbound flight PG940 departs Vientiane International Airport at 19:35hrs and arrives Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 20:50hrs.For reservation or more information, please visit or call center at 1771 (24 hours). Web check-in is also available 24 hours prior departure. Please visit or Bangkok Airways mobile application on iOS and Android.Source = Bangkok Airways Public Company Limitedlast_img read more

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first_img“He’s a great athlete. There’s no doubt about it,” Peterson said. “He has very, very exceptional speed. You can tell he wants to be great, he wants to be involved in the gameplan no matter who is covering him. He wants the ball, he wants to have that opportunity to make plays. He’s going to have that opportunity Sunday.“I know I’ve got my plate full and I’m quite sure I’ll be ready for this ballgame, for sure.”According to Pro Football Focus, Peterson has been targeted only 32 times this season, allowing 12 catches and one touchdown in nine games.And partly because of that limited action, Peterson has yet to record an interception.“I know I’m going to get work, I’m expecting work, and it’s something I’m looking forward to,” he said.Offensive line changesWhen it comes to the Cardinals offensive line, the one constant — aside from center A.Q. Shipley — has been change. Already this season, there have been five different five-man combinations.Get ready for a sixth.Right tackle Jared Veldheer will move to left tackle, replacing the injured D.J. Humphries, and John Wetzel will step in at right tackle.Veldheer had been a left tackle his entire career prior to making the switch this season to the right side. TEMPE, Ariz. – Most weeks Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson sees very little action. Almost to the point of boredom. Opposing quarterbacks don’t often throw the ball in his direction.That won’t be the case this Sunday at Houston.Peterson is expected to shadow Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who not only leads his team in catches, yards and touchdowns but is ranked among the best at his position in the NFL. 1 Comments   Share   “He just looked at me and said OK,” offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Harold Goodwin said, recalling his conversation with Veldheer. “The thing is, he was actually starting to play pretty good at right tackle. The thing he said to me is, it’s like riding a bike, so hopefully he’s right.”Before this week, the offensive line had seen the same five players start four weeks straight.“It’s been an interesting season,” Goodwin said Thursday. “But, we always said from Day 1 that the next man up so that’s got to be the motto. We started having some success there playing the same guys but once again, something new is coming up. But at the end of the day, they’re all professionals, they all got to do what’s asked of them and play well so hopefully they can do that.”John Brown setbackA bad back seems to have gotten worse for wide receiver John Brown. He did not practice on Thursday after being limited the day before. His status now for Sunday is most definitely up in the air.Brown is the Cardinals’ sixth-leading receiver with 16 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns.Earlier in the year, Brown missed two games due to a quadriceps issue.Defensive lineman Corey Peters (ankle) also was absent from the practice field. He’s not expected to play this week. Listed limited were Shipley (shoulder), quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) and tackle John Wetzel (back). Linebacker Karlos Dansby was a full participant, following a scheduled off day.The Texans had five players not practice: linebacker Dylan Cole (hamstring), tackle Julien Davenport (shoulder), wide receiver Will Fuller (ribs), wide receiver Chris Thompson (knee) and defensive end Carlos Watkins (not injury related).Reports out of Houston have Fuller not playing against the Cardinals on Sunday.Roster moveWith an open roster spot, the Cardinals decided to elevate offensive lineman Vinston Painter to the active roster from the practice squad.Painter was on the Cardinals active roster in Week 4 and appeared on special teams before re-signing with the team’s practice squad on Oct. 3. Top Stories (AP photo) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Hopkins is No. 5 in receptions (58), No. 2 in receiving yards (803) and No. 1 in receiving touchdowns (8).“I know this week, for sure, 1000-percent, that I’m going to get action,” Peterson said Thursday. “Obviously, I anticipate that each and every week but the numbers don’t lie —108 targets through 10 weeks, that’s unbelievable. This matchup is definitely is something that gets me up because, like I said, I know that I’m going to get work Sunday.”Peterson referred to the matchup — one that he anticipates to be physical — as his Super Bowl.This will be the first regular-season meeting between the two.“I’m excited to see it,” defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. “I think anybody that loves the game of football is going to love to see that thing on the outside go on and it’s going to be just a battle all game long with those two guys.”Hopkins is coming off his third 100-yard receiving game of the season. He had a team-high seven receptions for 111 yards at the L.A. Rams.Watching from afar, Peterson sees the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Hopkins as a mix between Dez Bryant (competitive edge), Julio Jones (strength) and Brandon Lloyd (catching ability).last_img read more

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first_imgHong Kong – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineThe Asian Contemporary Art & Chinese 20th Century Art Evening Sale on 27 November at Hong Kong realised HK$281,255,000 / US$ 36,225,644, with 84% sold by lot and 78% sold by value. 7 artists’ record were set, including Potted Chrysanthemum in a Blue and White Jardiniére by Sanyu which was also the top lot of the sale by fetching HK$53,300,000 / US$6,865,040.Comments from Eric Chang, International Director of Asian Contemporary Art & Chinese 20th Century Art: “The strong results of our Asian Contemporary Art and Chinese 20th Century Art Evening Sale, which totalled HK$ 281,255,000 (US$36,225,644/ GBP 23,231,663), show solid demand for both categories of art, with six lots selling for over HK$10 million. Seven records were achieved for works by artists across a broad spectrum of Chinese artists such as Sanyu, Yee Bon, Wang Guangyi, Zhan Wang, and Mao Xuhui, and Japanese artists such as Aya Takano and Tatsuo Miyajima. As we can see from the intense competition that resulted in top prices for works by blue-chip artists such as Wu Guangzhong and Zeng Fanzhi, the market for Chinese 20th Century and Contemporary art continues to be steady and healthy. Asian buying remains strong, making the winning bids for nine out of our top ten works, among a global buying base. We look forward to continuing the momentum at our Day Sales on November 28th, 2010.”www.christies.comlast_img read more

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