QPR to attend work permit hearing for South Korean defender

first_imgQPR are due attend a work permit hearing for South Korea left-back Yun Suk-young on Tuesday morning.The club’s owners are keen for manager Harry Redknapp to sign the 22-year-old, who currently plays for Korean outfit Chunnam Dragons.Rangers chief scout Ian Broomfield watched Yun in action during last summer’s Olympics in London.Meanwhile, Redknapp is confident QPR are close to signing at least one of the centre-backs they have been pursuing.Click here for today’s QPR quiz See also:QPR confirm signing of Korean defenderRedknapp: Liverpool watched 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Do We Need a Yelp for the Enterprise?

first_imgTags:#Analysis#enterprise Last month Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting. The report positioned AT&T, Rackspace, Savvis, Terremark and Verizon as the leaders. Controversially, Amazon.com didn’t make the cut as a leader partially because it doesn’t offer certain features such as managed hosting or options for hybrid clouds. Amazon.com and many of the other providers ranked are focused on developers and on providing web services, not hosting virtualized enterprise applications such as ERP. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finley Gartner gauges companies based on several criteria for each Magic Quadrant, and one is usually “completeness of vision.” By this measure, Amazon.com does lag some of its competitors. We’ve also noted that even with the recent price reductions Amazon.com’s support is considerably more expensive than its competition. But that doesn’t mean it offers a worse service.When selecting a vendor for anything, whether that’s on-premise hardware or SaaS, it’s important to assess your specific needs. Many of Amazon.com’s customers don’t need or want to the services that Gartner notes are absent. Looking at an analyst ranking doesn’t give you a customized view of the situation – it gives you a very generalized view.This doesn’t meant there’s no value in the reports, but it does mean that there’s very little value in just looking at the quadrant graphic. We had a good conversation about the value of the Magic Quadrant reports in particular in the comments of this post. This thread on Quora dives into how relevant analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester will be in the future. ccLoop CEO Michael Wolfe, makes a great point: “If I want to spend $10m on a piece of enterprise software, I spend $5K on a report written by a single analyst a year ago?” He suggests that what we need is a “Yelp for Enterprise.”Venkatesh Rao suggests LinkedIn could become the Yelp of enterprise. We’ve written before about how LinkedIn Company Pages can be used to evaluate vendors:Although we doubt these social network reviews will take place of journalists and analyst firms, it would be nice to have one more way of learning about a company before signing on the dotted line. The challenge for LinkedIn will be keeping recommendations authentic and keeping the whole thing from turning into a giant spam pit.That remains true today. LinkedIn Pages or some other well-vetted review site for enterprise products and services would make a great compliment to existing resources. Gartner gets customer testimonials while preparing the Magic Quadrant reports. A “Yelp for enterprise” would give decision makers the chance to look at those testimonials directly, decide how relevant the comments are to their organizations and possibly even real customers directly.Another way analyst firms could evolve is by providing more dynamic information sources to replace or compliment static reports. Although Gartner mentions that it might update the Magic Quadrant reports during the year if there’s a significant development, it hardly feels like the reports are up to date. Real-time data – possibly even complimented by aggregating information from multiple “Yelps for enterprise” – could be embedded into reports to keep them fresh.What do you think? What would make it easier for you to make decisions?last_img read more

Green Buildings Get a Loan Break

first_imgFannie Mae, the largest provider of financing for multifamily projects in the country, says that it has started giving loan discounts on properties with a green-building certification. The announcement came from the U.S. Green Building Council, which administers the well-known LEED program. But the loan break also applies to projects that qualify for Energy Star status as well as those certified under the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria.The discount equals 10 basis points, or one-tenth of 1 percent on the loan. In the example USGBC cited, a 4 percent market rate loan would drop to 3.9 percent. If that sounds like small potatoes, interest savings on a $10 million loan amortizing over 30 years would be $95,000 over a 10-year period, according to the USGBC.Jeffery Hayward, executive vice president for multifamily with Fannie Mae, said that green certification offers three advantages: lower operating costs for owners and tenants, the social benefits of providing quality housing for renters, and environmental benefits that help everyone.Fannie Mae has more details about its ongoing Green Initiative at its website.last_img read more

8 Must-Have Cinematography Apps

first_imgThese cinematography apps have all the tools a DP needs on set. From camera guides to data calculators, use these tools to make your cinematography absolutely stunning.Every cinematographer needs quick reference guides handy for every shoot. With all the camera options, you may forget which menu has the features you are looking for. Maybe you need to calculate exactly where the sun will be on set. With these cinematography apps, you’ll have the tools you need to pull of amazing shots.1. Digital Cinema Pocket GuidesThe Digital Cinema Pocket Guides from The Black and Blue are some of the best tools you can have in your DP arsenal. Any cinematographer can quickly fly through these guides to help them find that obscure menu they can’t find. There are guides for 30 different cameras. You can download them to your phone or tablet, or print them to keep on set.These camera guides are designed for camera operators with an easy-to-read layout. This allows you to quickly find what you need so you can get back to shooting.Compatible with iOS, OSX, Android, and Windows devices. Also compatible with paper, because you can print them.  The guides are $0.99 each, or you can buy the entire bundle for half the price at $14.85.2. Artemis Director’s ViewfinderArtemis Director’s Viewfinder from Chemical Wedding is an awesome cinematography app that allows you to replicate the viewfinder of any camera. This app is great for blocking, location scouting, and even making storyboards. The app is even used by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC.It’s great having Artemis on my iPhone. Since I always have my phone with me, I always have a viewfinder at hand. Not only convenient but extremely accurate. – Roger DeakinsRequires Android or iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $29.99 and Play Store for $29.99.3. pCam Film + Digital PropCam Film + Digital Pro from Thin Man is one of the most-praised apps in the industry. In fact, the app won an Emmy for Engineering. The app was originally created in 1998 for the Palm PDA. Before you are turned off by the price, know that this is seriously a beast of an app. Even the reviews are phenomenal.The app includes: Depth of Field, Field of View, Angle of View, Sensor Sizes, Focal Length Matching, Exposure, Shooting to Screen Time, HMI Flicker-Free, Color Correction, Diopter, Time Lapse, Underwater Distance, Beam Intensity, Light Coverage, Conversion Calculator, Insert Slate, Focus Chart, and so much more. This app has almost everything you need.Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $29.99.4. AJA DataCalcAJA DataCalc by AJA Video Systems allows you to put in your camera settings to calculate the storage requirements needed. You can enter the time you need in days, hour, seconds, or even down to number of frames. Then by putting in the type of format you are shooting on (RAW, ProRes, Etc.) and the resolution (720, 1080, 4K) the calculator will determine how many GB or TB of storage you will need.Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for FREE.5. Helios Sun and Moon Position CalculatorHelios Sun and Moon Position Calculator by Chemical Wedding is a solid Sun and Moon position calculator that recently got a great update. The app even works without a network connection. There are tons of sun calculators out there, but this is one of the best.The app has 7 modes to track the sun:HelioMeter – representing the direction of the sun on a compass dial, also indicating elevation and shadow length.Virtual Sun View – showing the sun’s path overlaid onto the live camera imageSun Path view which shows the path of the sun the old-fashioned wayMap View – showing the direction of the sun overlaid onto a map of the locationSky View – a representation of the sun’s path across the skyInclinometer- determines at which times the sun will be at a certain elevation.Compass – showing the azimuth of the sun in both degrees and time of dayRequires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $29.99.6. Shot ListerShot Lister from Reel Apps is a professional shot list and scheduling app. With the Pro version, you can upload a script and start breaking down shots, even adding storyboards to each shot. There’s the ability to categorize each shot to include the type of shot and the gear needed – lighting, lenses, and more. You can also schedule out your shoot and sync the app with your entire crew.Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch. Available in the App Store for $13.99.7. theGripApptheGripApp by Darcy Schlitt is the ultimate guide for all things related to the grip department. As cinematographer, you’ll need to direct the grip department to set up all of their gear to your needs. This app will give you a breakdown of all sorts of grip terms and tools.Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $7.99.8. Google Street ViewNot only is Google Street View great for finding locations, you can now create 360-degree panoramas. You can scout and visit locations, take a 360-photo, and the app will index your photo and location.If you need to show off the location to the director, simply pull up the app and use your phone to turn around 360-degrees. The app is also compatible with Google Cardboard, giving you instant virtual-reality locations. The app also features other user’s photos, so your location scouting can also be done from the comfort of your desk.Compatible with iOS, OSX, Android. Available in the App Store and Google Play Store for FREE.Use any great apps we left off this list? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Flying V survives close call, draws first blood in D-League semis

first_imgView comments “I think when it comes to those situations, you really have to assert yourself defensively,” said coach Eric Altamirano. “I think this game really boiled down to the stops. We were able to make the crucial stops, especially the one Gab had on Ebondo. But overall, we had to grind it out since CEU played a really good game.”Jeron Teng flirted with a triple-double as he tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, while Banal got 12 markers on a 3-of-6 shooting from threes, to go with five boards, and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsEric Salamat also chimed in 12 points, three rebounds, and three dimes in the conquest, which stretched the Thunder’s winning run to 11 straight games.Game 2 is on Tuesday, still at the Ynares Sports Arena. Flying V almost lost the game after Thomas Torres was slapped with a flagrant foul penalty one on Orlan Wamar with 21.0 left, but CEU’s diminutive playmaker uncharacteristically muffed both shots.Altamirano reiterated that for the Thunder to advance to the next level, they should have their A-game on the defensive end for Game 2.“We need to do a better job in controlling the rebounds and blocking out their bigs. We just have to continue doing that because we’re gonna need more of that, especially in the second game,” he said.Rod Ebondo was dominant anew in the glass, scoring 20 points and pulling down 27 rebounds, two boards shy of the record 29 set by Jay-R Taganas in the 2015 Foundation Cup.Art Aquino added 17 markers and four rebounds in the losing effort for the Scorpions.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FLYING V 65 – Teng 17, Banal 12, Salamat 12, Torres 6, Austria 5, Dionisio 4, Thiele 3, Cañada 2, Paredes 2, Tampus 2, Koga 0.CEU 61 – Ebondo 20, Aquino 17, Wamar 9, Cruz 8, Jeruta 6, Casiño 1, Fuentes 0, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0.Quarters: 14-13, 31-32, 54-46, 65-61.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESFlying V survived a testy challenge from Centro Escolar University and hacked out a gritty 65-61 Game 1 victory to draw first blood in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With the Thunder holding a precarious 63-61 lead with 21 seconds left, Gab Banal drew a huge charging foul on the driving Rod Ebondo to halt the Scorpions’ fightback from nine-points down, 59-50, before Jerick Cañada iced the win with two freebies in the final 3.6 ticks.ADVERTISEMENT Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City this Decemberlast_img read more

Patron of Child Month Calls on Jamaicans to Protect the Nation’s Children

first_imgPatron of Child Month, Hon. Douglas Orane, is reminding Jamaicans, that they have a responsibility to protect the nation’s children.“We need to keep our eyes open, and anywhere we see abuse or hints of it, we should report it.  It is irresponsible to take the stance of ‘mi nah seh nutten’,” Mr. Orane said.He was speaking with JIS News at the Half Way Tree Transport Centre on May 17, as the nation observed Children’s Day under the theme ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’.Mr. Orane also appealed for all Jamaicans to work together to end violence against the nation’s children.“What bothers me is that the Secret Gardens Monument in downtown Kingston which is dedicated to children who were murdered, has run out of space. Something is fundamentally wrong in the way we as adults are treating our children,” he said.As part of Children’s Day activities, members of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), along with private and public entities, were in the Transport Centre and its immediate environs greeting children and handing out tokens.Children’s Day is the flagship event of Child Month which allows for special attention to be placed on the nation’s children.Other activities for Child Month include a Family Expo and Special Needs Resource Fair to be held at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on May 25 and the National Day of Prayer on May 29, at the Maranatha Gospel Hall, 7 Deanery Road.last_img read more

Feds explore buying Trans Mountain Morneaus decision coming Tuesday

first_imgFinance Minister Bill Morneau will announce as early as Tuesday morning where the government plans to go with Kinder Morgan to ensure the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets built.There are three options on the table, which include the government buying and building the expansion, then selling it once it’s complete; and buying it on an interim basis, then selling it to investors and leaving them to handle the construction.Morneau has already unveiled the third option: leaving original project architect Kinder Morgan to handle construction, but covering any cost overruns incurred as a result of political interference.The federal cabinet has been summoned to meet Tuesday morning, two hours earlier than usual, after which Morneau will discuss which of the three options the government has decided on.Kinder Morgan gave Ottawa until Thursday to convince it to proceed by settling down jittery investors who fear a court challenge from the B.C. government that would make the project too great a liability.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put a lot of political capital on the project, pledging over and over again that the pipeline expansion is in the national interest and will be built one way or another.last_img read more