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Brentford v Derby: five key battles

first_imgBrentford face Derby at Griffin Park this weekend. Here are five potential battles we think could be crucial in Saturday’s game at Griffin Park.Jake Bidwell v Tom InceDerby could revert to 4-3-3 following their home defeat by MK Dons last weekend, which may mean Ince is pushed on into a more advanced position out wide. Either way, Bees captain Bidwell will need to be on his toes, even though Ince has not been at his best in recent weeks.Josh McEachran v Craig BrysonMcEachran is likely to return to the Bees side after recovering from injury. Bryson, a driving force in Derby’s midfield who also provides a goal threat, will be a key man for the visitors and controlling the midfield is essential.Chris Martin v Jack O’ConnellYoann Barbet’s sending-off at Sheffield Wednesday last week means he serves a suspension. O’Connell is likely to partner Harlee Dean and they can expect to be tested by the experienced Martin.Lasse Vibe or Philipp Hofmann v Richard KeoghHofmann started against Wednesday but Vibe will hope to return to the starting line-up. Keogh is a committed and wholehearted centre-back but has a mistake in him – as shown by his attempted clearance which presented Bobby Zamora with the goal that won QPR the 2014 play-off final.Alan Judge v Jeff HendrickJudge’s terrific form has been put down to a move into a central role, which offers him the freedom on which he thrives. Hendrick will hope to deny him that space in what could be one of the most important contests on the pitch.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Geocaching on the River – Geocaching.com Presents

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Spoiler Alert – The Air of Your WaysJuly 12, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching.com Presents: CITO – Hamburg to PragueJanuary 19, 2012In “Environmental Initiatives””Night Caching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 23, 2010In “Community” [Click CC for English, French, Italian, Bulgarian and Czech subtitles][vsw id=”k8pgfbPO2aM” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch this video to float along with a group of Czech geocachers as they navigate through fast-moving water on the river, and navigate to geocaches on shore. River geocaching Event Caches take adventures on a unique journey – often involving camping, cooking over a bonfire, and of course caching. This annual river caching event in the Czech Republic grows each year. Watch the video to see why, and gather ideas for your own river caching Event Cache in your part of the world.Click the image to watch the Geocaching on the River videoSubscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Enterprise 2.0: Declaring War Does Not Work

first_imgRelated Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair At the Enterprise 2.0 conference Andrew McAfee made a few points about the approach to enterprise technology and how it might be changed a bit.McAffee, of the Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management, is considered the father of Enterprise 2.0. His views reflect how Enterprise 2.0 is evolving but still with a fair degree of resistance for its adoption.Here they are…Declaring War On The EnterpriseThis definitely does not work. Do you think that you will get a project with such an approach? Allow Walled Gardens to FlourishData silos prevent the ability to find and share information. You need to look across the organization. It’s a reason why enterprise search and collaborative search will continue to grow in demand.Accentuate the NegativeWe tend to talk too much about the challenges with Enterprise 2.0. This causes some issues with company execs who are a bit wary in the first place. It’s time for more customer stories to show the business benefits of this new breed of enterprise technology.Try to Replace EmailToo often we try to replace email in the enterprise. But people do use it. It’s time to accept that email is part of a work style familiar to most users.Fall in Love With FeaturesWe get too feature crazy. It’s like that remote for your TV. How do you use this thing? With too many features, the user can get confused, turning them off to the technology.Overuse of the Word SocialExecutives get nervous when they hear this too often. They are not in the business of running a social club.The data silos issue hits home the hardest for us. The corporate world is document-centric. How can data silos be fragmented into bits that people can easily consume and use? That’s a major challenge facing Enterprise 2.0. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Titanium 1.0 Launches: Build Native Apps for Desktop, Mobile & iPad

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img sarah perez Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web Today Appcelerator is launching version 1.0 of their Titanium app-building system which allows developers to build mobile and desktop applications using standard web technologies like HTML, JavaScript and CSS. In addition to supporting desktop platforms like PC, Mac, and Linux, the new version of Titanium now supports both iPhone and Android with RIM Blackberry and Apple iPad support just around the corner. Unlike other DIY toolkits that promise mobile apps without needing to know code, Titanium lets web developers leverage their existing skills to build native mobile applications that do anything any app built using that platform’s specific technologies could, like access the phone’s camera or stream video, for example. What’s New Titanium’s code base has been improved over the past few months resulting in a number of upgrades to performance. Notes the company, “load times are under 3 seconds, down from 10-20 seconds, transitions between pages are instantaneous and processing speed has improved five-fold.” They’ve additionally added more features to offer over 100 native UI controls, native 2D/3D animation capabilities and data and media presentation capabilities. With these new improvements, developers can now build branded apps, casual games and augmented reality applications that run on any of the supported platforms. Why Titanium?When asked to explain what really made Titanium different than the other app-building services out there, the company’s VP of Marketing, Scott Schwarzhoff explained that many of its competitors were simply offering web apps disguised as native apps as opposed to offering the real deal. Every other offering is not even close, he says. “Native user interface (over *100* native APIs)? We’re the only provider. Push notifications? We’re it. Native maps? Same thing. Facebook Connect? We’re the only one. Application analytics? That’s us. Augmented reality? Ditto. The list goes on and on.”Since June of last year, the Titanium platform has attracted over 27,000 developers thanks to what the company has dubbed their “native advantage.” Described here on the company’s website, this includes support for things like native controls, location-based services, social sharing, HTML5, online or on-device databases, integrated analytics, rich multimedia and more. With the launch of the iPad only weeks away, Appcelerator is promising support for Apple’s new slate device by the third week of March. Blackberry support will follow in May/June. Titanium’s Community edition will be completely free while a pro version offers premium support, analytics and beta access to new versions.Note: After this post was published, Appcelerator rival Rhomobile got in touch. They took issue with some of Appcelerator’s statements. Specifically, they wanted it to be known that Rhomobile’s Rhodes supports push as well as native mapping and Rhodes was the first native smartphone app development framework to do so. Also of note, they claim Rhomobile supports native UI in the only way that is portable. If you want to port to other platforms, Appcelerator’s methods do not work they said.last_img read more

An Overview of Apple Motion’s New Features

first_imgImproved contrast filters and range selectors highlight Apple Motion’s latest update.Apple Motion has be somewhat stale for a while now. The last major update (5.0) was in 2011 and at times it has seemed like the motion graphics application might begin to be phased out by Apple (a fear recently realized by users of its popular Aperture photo editing software). But Motion users can rest easy for now, as Apple recently added a few new features.5.1.1 isn’t a major update, but does show Apple’s commitment to the product. The following walk-through created by Ripple Training shows us how to use the new features in Apple Motion. This tutorial primarily focuses on improvements made to the contrast filter, including:Contrast filter improvementsSmooth contrastLuminance only in contrast filterRange selector for character effectsIf you want to learn how to use the contrast filter on a technical level we highly suggest checking out the Apple page on Color Correction.This video was created first shared on Ripple Training’s YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!If you want to learn more about motion graphic design or Apple Motion check out the Motion section of the PremiumBeat blog.last_img read more

Sunny days ahead

first_imgDr Coralie Srivastava’s astrological forecast raises a toast to staying fit this summer.Here are a few tips.Aries: March 21-April 20Aries is a fire sign, which imparts enthusiasm and dynamic energy. You would do well at rigorous sporting activities like kick boxing and weight lifting. Team sports like football or cricket are also a good idea for you.Taurus: April 21 – May 20Playing tennis, badminton or squash would be a good idea to keep your body and mind fit. A practical person like you would otherwise consider exercising a waste of time, if it does not mentally stimulate you.Gemini: May 21-June 21A Gemini loves entertainment and partying with a group of friends. Workouts which can give them an opportunity to meet new people would be ideal for you. Activities like Bollywood dancing and gymnastics would fit the bill.Cancer: June 22-July 23Cancerians are always more comfortable at home. A relaxed environment while exercising would keep you fit as well as happy. You can set up a mini gym in your basement or a spare room. Running on a treadmill is a good option.Leo: July 24-August 23Leos cannot do with boredom, and tend to get lazy at times. So, exercising in the gym under the supervision of a trainer would be beneficial for you. You can also try swimming or Bollywood dancing. A dynamic workout would keep you upbeat all day long.Virgo: August 24-September 23Virgos are perfectionists and like to push themselves harder to attain the unattainable. Rigorous running in a cross country marathon or skiing is perfect for you.Libra: September 24-October 22Refined taste and a strong aesthetic sense come naturally to you. A love for luxury and all things beautiful encourage activities like golfing in a plush golf club or exercising in a well equipped gym. A workout is more appealing when you can socialise at the same time.Scorpio: October 23-November 22Scorpio represents one of the strongest signs of the zodiac. This deep well of strength needs to be channelised in right direction. Kick boxing, karate and power yoga are good options for this powerful and intense sun sign.Sagittarius: November 23-December 22You love adventure and outdoor sports. Activities such as sky diving, bunjee jumping, mountaineering and rock climbing would give you a much needed adrenaline rush. But extreme sports involves risk. Take safety precautions to avoid danger.Capricorn: December 23-January 20A Capricornian is driven by ambition. Their structured minds would do well at golf where they would be able to exercise while expanding their networking circle.Aquarius: January 21-February 19Physical exertion is not your cup of tea. A dedicated soul like you would be more interested in alternative therapies. For instance, enrolling yourself in a Tai Chi, Chi Yung or Sudarshan Kriya class would be your key to fitness and relaxation.Pisces: February 20-March 20You are gentle, sensitive and like to live in your imaginative world. Make an effort to keep yourself calm. Healing activities like Surya Namaskar and light workouts such as cycling would release the tension and give you a fresh perspective on things.advertisementlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup: Argentina, Nigeria clash for pre-quaterfinals berth

first_imgArgentina and Nigeria will clash on Wednesday to seal the two berths from group F that will advance to the pre-quaterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.Argentina will look for a draw that will help them to top the group. The same result will also help Nigeria to secure second position ahead of other teams in the group.For Argentina, striker Lionel Messi’s stellar performance against Iran is a good news. It was for his goal that it was able to defeat Iran. Iran almost ended the game in a goalless draw. Messi scored at the last moment to clinch a 1-0 win for his team.For Nigeria, a win will propel them to number one spot in the group. They will be hoping to play like Iran. A win or draw will ensure their presence in the last 16 stage of the tournament.last_img