SAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson was standing a few feet in front of Marc-Edouard Vlasic as he was speaking to reporters on Wednesday when he was asked if Vlasic ever apologized for spearing him in a game in Ottawa two years ago.“Oh, (heck), I haven’t even brought that up,” Karlsson said before he turned his head to Vlasic and said, “When you tried to end my life a few years ago in Ottawa.”“Didn’t work,” Vlasic said.For the last week, Karlsson has been practicing with the Sharks, becoming …
The move makes sense for both parties. Tulowitzki is looking for playing time, and the Yankees present that opportunity with … There wasn’t a ton of action at last month’s MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, but one rumor that ran rampant throughout that week was Troy Tulowitzki possibly having a Homecoming with the A’s. That will not be happening.Tulowitzki, a Sunnyvale native and huge A’s fan growing up, is reportedly signing a one-year deal with the New York Yankees for the league minimum.
Some of those big, fierce-looking dinosaurs—cousins to T. rex—could have been vegetarians. That’s a paradigm-shaking announcement being made by PhysOrg, Science Daily, and Live Science: “Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Not So Carnivorous After All.” The revision is based on information from the Field Museum of Chicago. A similar article on PhysOrg laments that one of Australia’s prized meat-eaters is being “forced to take a walk” – it’s apparently a vegan, too. Rather than abandon the evolutionary story, the authors are revising parts of it. Lindsay Zanno put it this way: “Most theropods are clearly adapted to a predatory lifestyle, but somewhere on the line to birds, predatory dinosaurs went soft.” But later, she admitted, “Its [sic] time to start seeing these animals in a new evolutionary context.” No other possible context was mentioned. Various evolutionary subplots went on from there; the evolution of toothless beaks, etc. – e.g., “Besides losing teeth and evolving beaks, the researchers found that as several lineages of coelurosaur turned to plant eating, they also evolved longer necks, which may have helped the animals to expand their browsing range.” “The ability to eat plant materials may have played a pivotal role in allowing coelurosaurian dinosaurs to achieve such remarkable species diversity,” Zanno claimed, “but more study is needed to understand what role dietary shifts may play in evolutionary processes.” Another dinosaur diviner, Patrick O’Conner [Ohio University College], was interviewed by Live Science: “Paleontologist Investigates Ancestors of Crocs and Birds.” O’Conner divulged a lot about his taste in music and movies, and his travels and sources of inspiration, but little about the evidence that dinosaurs evolved from an ancestor. When asked what are the most important characteristics for a researcher, he said, “A considerable amount of creativity combined with healthy dose of passion. An effective researcher is always thinking on his or her toes, whether it is at the lab bench or in the field setting, and it goes without saying that researchers must absolutely love whatever it is they are investigating!” Those are undoubtedly prime qualities for a traveling, movie-watching musician.You, too, can have a satisfying career making up stories, looking at divining bones, and watching movies and playing music. Not only that, everyone will like you and treat everything you say like an oracle from the gods. Whenever necessary, you can change the story a little to keep your adoring followers (the science reporters) on the edge of their seats with each new twist of the plot. Why have everybody hate you? Don’t associate with those despised ID people who insist on evidence. That’s no fun. Follow the crowd through the gate that is wide and the way that is broad.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
IDC recently conducted a survey of IT consumerization trends on behalf Unisys. The survey found that consumerization is well underway – among the findings is the fact that 95% of the workers who responded have used technology they purchased themselves for work. However, there is a disconnect between employees and employers about how consumer technologies are used in the enterprise. Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley There were 2,820 information worker respondents from ten different countries and 610 employer respondents (C-level executives, vice presidents, director-level IT personnel, and business-unit level executives) from the same countries. You can read a summary of the findings here.Findings from the study:Employers don’t seem to know how many or what consumer technologies are in use in their workplace. Workers report using consumer devices at twice the rate employers reported.Workers are dissatisfied with the level of support IT provides for consumer technologies.Employees think their employers are more permissive of the use of consumer technologies than the employers actually are. Most workers, 67%, say they can access non-work-related websites, but only 44% of employers say their employees can access non-work-related sites. Meanwhile, 52% of workers say that can store personal data on the company network, but only 37% of employers say this is the case.Although employers want to increase the business use of social networking in the next year, few are integrating those technologies into existing enterprise applications.Many organizations (40%) lack guidelines for social media use in the workplace.Even though 95% of employees use self-purchased technologies for work, 70% employers want to buy standardized technologies for them. Also, 57% employers said they were unlikely to start a stipend program to pay for employee purchases within the next two years.Tech savvy workers want to work for tech-savvy employers, but only about 1/3 of employers recognize this.Unisys believes the consumerization of IT is leading to a “fourth wave” of corporate productivity. The waves, according to Unisys, are:First wave – Henry Ford’s invention of the assembly line.Second wave – The Japanese model of Kaizen – continuous, incremental improvements in process.Third wave – The Chinese model of mass production, low prices and global domination.Fourth wave – Bottom up productivity enabled by constantly connected workers.According to the Unisys, the results of the survey prove that workers want to use the devices and technologies they are comfortable with, but have little understanding of “the security risks, management issues, and policy and governance implications that arise from mass introduction of consumer devices and applications into the workplace.”Meanwhile, IT is stuck in a top-down command and control paradigm.Unisys recommends IT departments prioritize the following initiatives:Managing and supporting consumer devices.Securing data from criminals, malware and other threats.Offering the sort of technology experience users have come to expect from consumer technologies.Handling a four-fold increase in transaction load that is expected to come with the introduction of new devices and applications.Attracting and retaining the younger generation of workers. Tags:#enterprise#Trends IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… read more
Michigan Wolverines. Louisville Cardinals. Syracuse Orange. Wichita State Shockers. Big name basketball teams with big name social media followings. Well, 3 out of 4 big names, and 2 out of 4 big social media followings.Welcome to the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s Final Four, where these four teams are fighting it out for the National Championship – and social media dominance. According to a new infographic from digital marketing agency Prime Visibility and Salesforce‘s Radian6, Louisville holds a slight lead over Michigan, while a storied Syracuse squad is a distant third, faring about the same as the Final Four’s biggest Cinderella, Wichita State. According to the infographic, more than half a billion Twitter users made some noise about their teams from the start of the tourney through the Elite 8 round. Things are likely to get even crazier this weekend leading up to the Championship game Monday evening. Related Posts Tags:#basketball#final four#infrographic Infographic Courtesy Of Prime Visibility. Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… adam popescu 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… read more
WINNIPEG – The federal government has announced a cash infusion of $291.2 million over five years for policing in First Nation and Inuit communities.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made the announcement Wednesday in Winnipeg, saying the money will start flowing to communities served under the First Nations Policing Program in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.The announcement includes money for up to 110 additional officer positions, starting in 2019-2020.Provincial and territorial governments fund 48 per cent of the policing program and they will be asked to increase their spending to maintain their share of the costs.The next due date for renewing agreements with provinces, territories and Indigenous communities is April 1 of this year.In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, there were 185 police service agreements covering more than 430,000 people in 450 First Nation and Inuit communities across Canada.“The First Nations Policing Program is a critical service that protects the safety of Indigenous Peoples through culturally relevant policing,” Goodale said. “This new funding will be ongoing so communities can count on it for the long-term.” read more