Cape Town’s Open Streets bring the people out to play

first_imgCapetonians make the streets of Observatory their own for a day. (Image: Rory Williams) 20 February 2014Get out your car and on your bike, skateboard or feet. Cape Town’s new Open Streets movement takes an old idea from Bogotá, Colombia, and turns city thoroughfares over to residents, who use the space for breaking down social barriers – and having a lot of fun.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Cape Town’s Open Streets bring the people out to playlast_img

Microblogging, Instant Messaging and More Comes to Open Text’s Social Enterprise Offerings

first_imgSocial Communities enables companies to create a variety of internal or external social media applications, such as blogs, wikis, forums, and social networks. It’s a part of Open Text CRM Suite, which was previously known as Vignette Community Applications and Services. Open Text acquired Vignette last year. Social Workplace – which recently highlighted by Info-Tech Research Group as one of the best enterprise collaboration platforms currently available – added microblogging and instant messaging to its mix of features, and improved its integration with Open Text ECM Suite and Open Text eDOCs. Social Workplace, previously known as Open Text Social Media, is also available as a stand-alone platform.Open Text faces competition from many players in both the ECM market and the social enterprise market.Screenshot courtesy of OpenText IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#news#Products Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Open Text, Canada’s largest software company, released two new social enterprise products this week: Open Text Content Server Pulse and Open Text Social Communities. The company also released a new version of its Open Text Social Workplace software, adding microblogging and instant messaging features.Pulse integrates social networking, status updates, and content collaboration into Open Text’s flagship content management offering Open Text ECM Suite. It also adds social features into existing ECM Suite installs while maintaining existing access controls and other configurations.last_img read more

How The Flood Of Digital Photos Adds Significance To The Ones We Print

first_imgTags:#Facebook#Instagram#mobile photography#Pause#photography Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification john paul titlow The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img In the age of digital cameras on a billion smartphones, the world is collectively creating a staggering number of photographs. You probably have a few hundred shots in your pocket right now, and that doesn’t count the thousands you’ve backed up somewhere else, nor the ones available from the cloud. On Facebook alone, people upload 300 million photos every day. Just as important, we have ubiquitous new ways to view and share all those photos, from mobile phones to tablets to computers of all sorts. With how radically technology has upended the way we take and share photographs, you’d think that printing images would be dead by now.Far from it. As it turns out, the act of preserving our favorite images in the analog world is becoming newly meaningful.The Internet and computers of all shapes and sizes have made producing and consuming content easier than ever. We’re awash in more information, news, opinions, artwork, photographs, videos and songs than our brains know what to do with. It’s overwhelming. Ironically, choosing to pull the best or most meaningful bits out of this endless digital river as it rages by and solidifying them in a physical format, means more now that it did when all content was analog.Today, analog isn’t just hip. It’s relaxing. Putting on a vinyl record is an altogether different experience from shuffling a Spotify playlist, just as cozying up with a paperback book can help us feel more focused than reading on an iPad. Likewise, tapping the “Like” button on a Facebook photo means one thing. Hanging it on your wall or refrigerator is quite another. Even better, turn your favorite photos into a book. Turn Your Instagrams Into… Pretty Much Anything Look at Instagram. As the social photo app has exploded into the mainstream – hitting 100 million users more quickly than either Facebook or Twitter did – there’s been a corresponding rise in third-party services designed to let people turn Instagram photos into physical artifacts. Sure, you could easily upload photos from Instagram or any other mobile source to one of the many standard photo-printing sites, but this new breed of Instagram-specific services streamlines the process by letting you authenticate with your Instagram account and pull photos directly from your own stream. With many of them, you can just select images and place an order from your phone. It’s ideal for making the sort of glossy photographic prints we’ve always cherished, but people are turning to these services for much more than that. Printstagram sells Instagram prints, posters, photo books and calendars. Art Flakes has stickers. Want magnets? Try StickyGram. If you used Instagram to snap photos on vacation, Postagram will turn them into postcards. CanvasPop will print your photos on high-quality canvas. And the list goes on. Meanwhile, printing photos from Facebook and Instagram is now a standard feature on kiosks at places like Walgreens and Target. Long gone are the days where we dropped off a roll of 24 mystery pictures, waited an hour (or a week) and then shuffled through a stack of mediocre shots to see if there were any gems mixed in. Today, printing is a much more deliberate act, reserved for only the images we appreciate the most. The rest of them will sit on hard drives and Facebook Timelines to be scrolled through at our leisure. Many of them, of course, will never get looked at by anyone. The ones you take the time and trouble to print, though, those are the ones you’re gonna make sure everyone sees. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Woman languishing in Assam detention centre since 2010

first_imgWrong details received twice by the authorities have delayed the release of a woman lodged in one of Assam’s six detention camps for foreigners since 2010.Mamiran Nessa, lodged in western Assam’s Kokrajhar detention centre, should have been set free following the Supreme Court’s order in May to conditionally release all declared foreigners who have completed three or more years in detention.But officers of the Assam Police Border Organisation – it has been tasked with detecting and deporting foreigners or illegal immigrants since 1962 – said she could not be released as they “twice received details wrongly”.In July, the State government informed the Assembly that 335 out of the 1,145 declared foreigners across the six detention centres had spent three years or more in captivity. About a dozen had by then been released.More than 25 declared foreigners have been released and another 56 are to be released soon. Ms. Nessa is not among them.“Her case is in process. Police are hand-holding to submit the correct information,” Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Special Director General of Police (Border), told The Hindu via message.Formalities fulfilled Guwahati-based lawyer Aman Wadud, who fights cases of poor declared foreigners pro bono, said all formalities according to the Supreme Court’s guidelines have been fulfilled in Ms. Nessa’s case. The formalities include two sureties of ₹1 lakh each and collection of biometric information.On Sunday, a team that included activist Harsh Mander, SC lawyer Prashant Bhushan and Mr. Wadud visited Ms. Nessa’s paternal home near Abhayapuri in Bongaigaon district. “When she was detained, her sons were 2 and 9 years old. Both brothers were brought up by their elder sister who was still a minor. She dropped out of school and worked as maid to raise them at their maternal uncle’s place,” Mr. Wadud said.Ms. Nessa was married in the 1990s to Jel Hussain of village Takakata near Baghbor in western Assam’s Barpeta district. Her family said she was randomly marked a doubtful voter in 1997 without any investigation.“She was subsequently declared a foreigner without any competent legal representation,” Mr. Wadud said.Ms. Nessa’s parents took her children home after her husband fell ill and was mostly confined to the bed. He could visit her in the detention centre only once in nine years. Mr. Hussain died two months ago due to cardiac arrest. Members of his family said his last wish was to see his wife out of jail and beside him.Ms. Nessa has not been told about her husband’s death yet.last_img read more

‘Character’ key to Blackwater’s early success, says Ray Parks

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries PLAY LIST 01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries01:1355,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Blackwater is off to one of its best starts in franchise history going 5-1 in its first six games in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after a 132-106 thrashing of NLEX on Saturday at Ynares Center hereThe Elite are currently atop the league standings after their brutal beatdown of the Road Warriors and star rookie Bobby Ray Parks said it’s a testament to the team’s character and willingness to deliver.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Parks had plenty of help in import Alex Stepheson who had 21 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists, and forward Allein Maliksi who also had 21 points, nine of which came in the fourth.Parks, despite the huge offensive outing, said the Elite still have to improve on defense after allowing the Road Warriors to shoot at a 44.9 percent clip.“Both teams played great offense but at the end of the day, we still got to work on our defense,” said Parks. “I think we should have limited them more.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Fueling the Elite’s win was their blistering offense with three players scoring at least 20 points and two more putting up at least 10.Blackwater shot the ball with such efficiency, converting 50 of its 88 attempts and going 13-of-25 from beyond the three-point arch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s the character of the team, we have a lot of scorers and a lot of people took sacrifices to let other players play their game,” said Parks, who finished with 29 points five assists, and two steals.“Anybody can pop off at any given night and that’s great firepower to have.” MOST READ View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ray Parks scores 29, Blackwater rips NLEXlast_img read more

Olympiakos Beats CSKA Moscow, 84-76

first_imgPIRAEUS – CSKA Moscow’s undefeated run in Euroleague basketball play was interrupted by an 84-76 at the hands of Greek power Olympiakos in a battle of Greek coaches.With the victory, the Reds moved to 5-1 in round two group play and upended one of its fiercest rivals in the tourney.Down 17-11 after the first period, Olympiakos rebounded strongly with 32 points in the second period and then extended the lead to 64-53 in the third period.Coached by Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA came to within three at 69-66 but then the home team turned on the gas to close it out behind coach Yiannis Sfairopoulos before a near-capacity crowd. Captain Vassilis Spanoulis led the way with 19 points while Matt Lojeski chipped in with 16. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more