Panorama NYC Cancels Friday Schedule, Evacuates Randall’s Island Due To Severe Weather

first_imgDue to inclement weather, Panorama NYC has cancelled the first day of their three-day event. Attendees at Randall’s Island were alerted about the forced cancellation via push notification before 6 pm, which read “We are evacuating due to severe weather. Please exit the way you entered. Panorama has been cancelled today and will re-open tomorrow.” Soon after, the festival posted about today’s cancellation via their Facebook page, noting that the festival would resume tomorrow as planned. Tonight’s artist lineup was set to include The Weeknd, Migos, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Dua Lipa, Jhene Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sabrina Claudio, The Black Madonna, Soulection, Yaeji, Mall Grab, Supa Bwe, Mike Servito, Turtle Bugg, and Bearcat.Weather permitting, Panorama NYC will begin in earnest tomorrow with Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, SZA, Gucci Mane, St. Vincent, PVRIS, Japanese Breakfast, Floating Points, Sigrid, Bicep, Jay Som, Kyle Hall, Avalon Emerson, Lo Moon, DJ Python, Kalin White, and Riobamba.last_img read more

Chris Froome: Tour de France leader expects doubts to remain

first_imgTour de France leader Chris Froome believes he will never be able to completely silence the questions over whether he is drugs-free.The 30-year-old Briton’s impressive climb to victory on stage 10 of this year’s race has been described as “abnormal” by a French physiologist.Team Sky released data on Tuesday to prove his innocence.”I’d imagine it’s going to be never-ending,” said Froome after keeping hold of the yellow jersey on stage 18.Tuesday’s rest day was dominated by conjecture about Froome’s performances, after physiologist Pierre Sallet produced his own data on television channel France 2, who displayed pictures of shamed drugs cheat Lance Armstrong alongside Froome’s climb at La Pierre-Saint-Martin.Sallet has insisted the data he has on Froome is accurate, despite Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford saying it was “wildly wrong” and Sky’s head of performance Tim Kerrison presenting a set of numbers that he says prove the claims are incorrect. “I was quite sure when we released the file yesterday it wouldn’t be enough. The data will never be enough,” Froome said.”There are a lot of people out there who have already made up their minds and no matter what information we release or make public that’s not going to change their opinions.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

How Will Technology Disrupt the Enterprise in 2011?

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#Analysis#enterprise klint finley Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img We just looked at some potentially disruptive technologies that fall outside the usual domain of the enterprise.In this post, we’ll look at some of the more near-term challenges facing the enterprise as seen by Constellation Research Group. In the first report from this newly formed consulting organization, co-founder R “Ray” Wang lists a set of five core disruptive technologies: social, mobile, cloud, analytics and unified communications. Together, these technologies could form a working definition of “enterprise 2.0.” I’d add next-generation network and storage technology to that list and perhaps swap analytics with “big data,” of which analytics is a subset, but these five serve as a good starting point.In Constellation’s Research Outlook For 2011, the consulting group’s analyst team identifies generating business value as the core issue for enterprises taking advantage of its five listed core enterprise 2.0 technologies. To this end, the report identifies three main challenges for decision makers.Assessing which disruptive technologies show promise for their organizations.Identifying how these technologies can be applied to generate business value.Finding ways to fund investments and cut the costs of legacy investments.Constellation’s analysts go on to make several predictions for 2011. We’ve broken most of them down by category.SocialSocial and collaborative technology will be noisy and confusing in 2011. Social technology will come from four camps: pure play enterprise social software vendors; ERP and CRM providers adding a social layer to existing products; networking and UC providers adding social networking to VOIP and online meeting offerings, and specialist HR and LMS vendors extending offerings to include collaboration.The social media landscape will undergo an interesting transformation as it ushers in a genre of information commerce and the 3 C’s of social content: creation, curation and consumption.Tools, networks and services that cater to the role of the curator will emerge. Examples in the consumer space include Storify, Curated.by, Pearltrees and Paper.li.Organizations will realize that for social media to feel sexy there is a lot of work that needs to happen behind the scenes.MobileIT will support at least two or three mobile devices per person: smart phones, laptops and maybe tablets or other use-specific devices.Organizations will get serious about mobilizing apps and embrace the platforms to support mobility.Android will become more enterprise friendly by fixing major manageability issues.Cloud2011 will be the year when SaaS providers find the issue of security turning from a perceived weakness of their offerings to a perceived strength.Despite this, private clouds will prevail in 2011.See also: 14 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011 from Chirag Mehta and R “Ray” Wang.AnalyticsSocial analytics will evolve from ad hoc experiments into refined information services.Unified CommunicationsLarge enterprises will stall on adoption of cloud for voice communications.BudgetsCorporate IT spending will barely keep up with dollar inflation.Technology refresh cycles will accelerate through 2011.Organizations will cautiously recommit to BPO and the distinction between BPO and ITO will blur.Organizations that reevaluate their IT strategies and contracts hand in hand will save the most money.Organizations held hostage by high and useless software maintenance contracts will lead a massive backlash.We’ve seen a lot of predictions for 2011 by this point. What do you think of these? IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

My braided look in Holiday is quite cool, says Sonakshi Sinha

first_imgActress Sonakshi Sinha had to sit for two hours to get her hair tied in a braid everytime she had to shoot for her role in the forthcoming actioner “Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty”.The actress, who has luscious locks, says she had always wanted to sport the braided look, and “Holiday…” gave her a chance to fulfil the wish. She is impressed with the final outcome of the film, which release June 6.The actress says “it took about two hours to get the braided look.” Sonakshi had always wanted to sport the braided look”I’ve always wanted to do that look, but never got the opportunity in my other films to do it. Here, I was playing a boxer, so I thought I had to do it and I did it. It looked quite cool and convincing too,” Sonakshi told IANS.Produced by Vipul Shah, presented by Reliance Entertainment and directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the film features Akshay Kumar essaying the role of a dedicated army officer.last_img read more