In a New Year’s Eve Special, Liberia’s ‘Dynamic Duo:’ the amazing bassist, Ernie Bruce,…

first_img(Part 1)The “tango,” (a ballroom dance of Latin American origin) has always been performed by couples. That no more and no number less than a duo (two) could effectively showcase the intricacies (sophistication, difficulty) of the dance, leaves those of us who will never master the dance with the strong belief that the tango might not be an undertaking for the weak and feebleminded. The well-known saying: “it takes two to tango” could have gotten started as nothing less than a suggestion – that anyone attempting to tango alone on the dance-floor had allowed himself to be fooled into thinking that the hard-work that the tango demands of two people, working vigorously together, could be done as easily and as successfully, by one person. And that might be why that simple but straightforward statement to the foolish – “not to tangle with the tango all by oneself,” has taken on a life of its own. It would go on to become a household word, meddling in the affairs of millions who find nothing better to do than to go about believing that they are bigger than what they really are. “It takes two to tango” did not stop at that point: It took on a life of its own, smashing its way into other cultures, focusing the attention of people all over the world, on the unexpected things that other people did – or didn’t do – in matters that involved almost everything other than dance!Soon, film, television, poetry and drama, began idealizing (celebrating, making special) that simple, short and snappy maxim or saying: “it takes two….” In the process, the media often targeted and exposed the ubiquitous (found everywhere) “I am the man” braggart, telling himself and others that he was stronger or more important than his partner, and was able to carry his share of the work as well as his partner’s. Today, through song, the soundness and power of that expression has been put to music. People the world over now share that almost unrivaled ditty, (a short, simple song): “No Man Walks Alone.” Take a look:No man is an island,No man walks alone.Each man’s joy is joy to me,Each man grief is my own.We need one another:So I will defendEach man as my brother—Each man as my friend!Before moving on let’s step back a little and revisit the title-fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire in the early to mid-1970s. It might teach a few lessons about how to avoid jumping into things with one’s mind made up ahead of things. George Foreman entered the ring that fateful day, full with all of the answers: Answers to questions he clearly had failed to ask himself; or answers to question that he had failed to ask someone else. Muhammad Ali was the underdog, and George Foreman was going to beat him to death. Forman did a good beating: But, it was himself he had beaten up. It was he who almost died – from the shame of unimaginable defeat. Foreman is a changed man today; thank God! But the question: “What if?” still remains.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

49ers Marquise Goodwin injured in season opener at Vikings

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)MINNEAPOLIS — Marquise Goodwin hobbled off with a quadriceps injury 12:58 before halftime of the 49ers’ season opener against the Vikings. He returned briefly in the second half.The 49ers lost three other players to injury: starting right guard Mike Person (foot), backup guard Josua Garnett (foot) and linebacker Brock Coyle (head, neck).San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) lays on the field …last_img

I Am an Entrepreneur gets businesses to play their part

first_imgBrand South Africa is a proud partner of the ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ workshop series. The decision to partner with MyStartUp and IgniteSA, through their founders Andile Khumalo and Lynette Ntuli, was a fairly easy one to arrive at. With a growing awareness of the role women play in the country’s economy, it is understood that there is still a lot to be done in order to fully harness their potential. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Play Your Part (PYP) objectives go hand-in-hand with the ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ workshops. PYP supports the creation of the platforms that are brought about by ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ . The creation of empowering environments like this one is important because it harnesses information for everyone’s benefit.On 15 April 2017, Brand South Africa joined ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ in Polokwane to foster interactions between emerging entrepreneurs and established business people in efforts to bridge the gap between reality and aspiration, information and knowledge, and practical skills in building sustainable enterprises. By sharing some highlights of his entrepreneurial journeys and key lessons of his business successes and challenges, Tirhani Mabunda of Tirhani Group Holdings played his part and got involved in imparting and acquiring entrepreneurial values and skills.“To hell with circumstances, I created opportunities,” said Tirhani, sharing one of his favourite sayings.Follow the conversation on @IAAE_SA on Twitter and @iaaesa on Instagramlast_img read more

Rocks of Hyderabad – Golconda — Geocache of the Week

first_imgEarthCacheGC6CX04by Tomazzo69 Just a short distance from Hyderabad, the technical hub of Telangana, India, stands the fortress of Golconda. Started in 1143, it was built up by several dynasties through the centuries, protecting royalty and priceless jewels alike. The fortress may be old, but it’s practically a spring chicken compared to the rocks on and from which it is built. And although breathtaking, we’re talking about an EarthCache, so it is the rocks themselves that are the real stars of our Geocache of the Week, Rocks of Hyderabad – Golconda.The ruins of Golconda. Image by nykkoleDon’t get distracted by Golconda’s diamonds. For this cache, we’re interested in its granite. Most of the area is built on granite dating back over 2.5 billion years, making it some of the oldest and hardest rock in the world.Tackle your big rocks first. Image by The IronsGeologists estimate that the rocks formed about the same time as the earth’s crust, when molten magma bubbled up from within the earth and cooled under the surface.These rocks are a reminder not to take erosion for granite! Image by nykkoleOver time—about 25 million years—the softer outer layers of granite eroded away, leaving the tors around which Golconda was built.Four tourists touring glorious tors. Image by RATCHET_FMRThe granite maintained a natural cooling and drainage system within the structure, which played an important role in the construction and maintenance of the fortress. These systems fed the once lush, sprawling gardens, the remnants of which are still visible today.Gaze on the green gardens of Golconda. Image by nykkoleOnce you learn all you can from the rock, take some time to explore the ruins of the fortress itself. After all, it’s listed as an official treasure on the Archeological Survey of India’s “List of Monuments.”Golconda rocks! Image by LadatIn addition to the imposing architecture, you can also view cannons, tombs, and intricate painted wall art. The fortress’ natural acoustic system was specially designed to amplify sound. The noise of a single clap is said to be able to travel over a kilometer through the acoustically engineered corridors.On the steps of the palace. Image by Morph1umIf you visit, the fort itself is open daily from 9:00 to 17:30, but consider visiting in the late afternoon and staying into the evening for the light and sound show that bathes the ancient rocks in stunning color.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Location:IndiaN 17° 22.989 E 078° 23.965′ SharePrint RelatedPão de Açúcar — Geocache of the WeekApril 12, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”These rocks just won’t sit still. — The Secret of the Rolling Stones (GC2FFRV) — Geocache of the WeekJune 5, 2013In “Community”Happy Independence Day! – Granite Rushmore (GC33JW4) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 3, 2013In “Community” Difficulty:2.5Terrain:2.5last_img read more

Smartphones Outsell PCs

first_imgTags:#mobile#news#NYT#web sarah perez According to IDC, smartphone manufacturers shipped 100.9 million devices in the fourth quarter of 2010, while PC manufacturers shipped 92.1 million units worldwide. Or, more simply put, smartphones just outsold PCs for the first time ever.The number of smartphones sold in Q4 2010 was up 87.2% from the 53.9 million sold in Q4 2009. For the year, vendors shipped 302.6 million smartphones – an increase of 74.4% from the 173.5 million in 2009.PC sales were up in Q4, too, but just barely. From Q4 2009 to Q4 2010, the increase was only 5.5%. When looking at the yearly totals, however, PCs were still king. Manufacturers shipped 346.2 million units during 2010, compared with the 302.6 million mentioned above from smartphone makers. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts How the Top Vendors FaredIDC says that Nokia was still the top manufacturer during 2010, with 28.3 million units shipped in Q4. Apple was number two for the quarter, at 16.2 million, followed by RIM (14.6 million), Samsung (9.7 million) then HTC (8.6 million).Nokia benefitted both from the 5 million units combined of its Symbian^3 phones – the N8, C7 and C601 – but most of its sales came from older devices.Meanwhile, Apple gained ground thanks to increased volume in the Asia/Pacific region and specifically, Japan. It has also continued to make inroads in the enterprise market.RIM is still popular in North America, especially its BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry Curve 3G deivces, but its driving growth actually came from outside North America. RIM posted nearly identical year-over-year growth for both the quarter and for 2010, said IDC.Both Samsung and HTC benefitted from their diverse portfolios, which, of course, include Android. According to Ramon Llama, senior analyst in IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team, “Android continues to gain by leaps and bounds, helping to drive the smartphone market, It has become the cornerstone of multiple vendors’ smartphone strategies, and has quickly become a challenger to market leader Symbian.” Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

5 Apps That Bring SharePoint to the iPad

first_imgTags:#enterprise#mobile 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Moprise is an iOS SharePoint client. The free version allows users to view SharePoint documents, but not edit them. The paid version, which costs $5 a month per users, provides more features such as uploading new documents, and Quickoffice integration for editing. Moprise also offers customized installations.SharePlus Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finleycenter_img Filamente is a SharePoint client for iOS from Aircreek.  It gives users a touchscreen optimized interface for SharePoint, the ability to upload files from a mobile device and offline access to resources. It costs $12.99 in the App Store.Forms Central Formotus offers a SharePoint client for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile called Forms Central. Like Filamente, it provides offline access to SharePoint data. It’s free to download, but requires a subscription.Mobile EntreeInstead of a native app, H3 Solutions offers a SharePoint plugin called Mobile Entree that enables SharePoint administrators to create touchscreen optimized interfaces for their sites. We covered Mobile Entree here last week as part of our iPad for business round-up.Moprise SharePlus is an iOS SharePoint client from SouthLabs. The lite version allows users to view documents and send them by e-mail. Pro and enterprise editions provide additional features like offline syncing and list item editing. Employees may be bringing iPhones and iPads into work, but that doesn’t take Microsoft out of the game. SharePoint is still a wildly popular enterprise platform. An InfoTech survey on enterprise collaboration last year found that 73% of its respondents were using SharePoint. Maybe new collaboration and knowledge sharing platforms will eventually displace it, but for now it’s an enterprise standard. Here are a few ways you can access it from the iPad and other devices.Filamente Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more