Search ends at Ludwig’s property

first_img– For more on Ludwig’s release, Click Here.– For a Friday afternoon update from Inspector Tim Shields,  Click Here.– For a statement from EnCana Corp., Click Here.– For Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier’s take on this developing story, Click Here.– For more on the initial police search, Click Here– Wiebo Ludwig appeared on 100.1 Moose FM’s Issues and Answers in October 2009. Click here to listen to the whole show. But, Inspector Shields insists police are still making progress in the case, and “getting closer to the finish line.”He also points out, the one million-dollar reward is still being offered, and police are still taking tips, at 1-866-994-7473.__– For more on why Ludwig was released, Click Here.Advertisement A search of Wiebo Ludwig’s property has come to an end.Investigators have been on the Hythe-area compound since Friday, and RCMP Spokesperson Tim Shields says they have uncovered new and ‘significant’ evidence in the case. [asset|aid=2363|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc25fe4979c41200c964fcf3ae6b8d7b-Shields – search over_1_Pub.mp3]In an interview with CTV News, Wiebo Ludwig said he could “only speculate” on what evidence RCMP was referring to. “I don’t know what they’ve got,” he said. “I am personally not aware of anything that could be indicting.” – Advertisement -According to Shields, the RCMP is confident after reviewing all the information that is in their possession, that they arrested the right person for the right reasons and at the right time.At the moment, Shields is unsure if there will be any other arrests [asset|aid=2364|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc25fe4979c41200c964fcf3ae6b8d7b-Shields – another arrest_1_Pub.mp3]Police obtained a five-day search warrant on Friday. After about 24 hours in police custody, Ludwig himself was released on Saturday morning, at which time, BC’s Crown Prosecutor said police didn’t have enough evidence to charge the 68 year-old Ludwig.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ronaldo lauded after ‘most beautiful goal’ buries Juve

first_imgThe Portuguese superstar surpassed himself with a breathtaking overhead hit from inside the box to help put holders Real Madrid closer to the semi-finals.“One of the most beautiful goals in the history of football,” said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.It took him only two minutes and 47 seconds to open the scoring in Turin, flicking in Isco’s cross.But the jeers of the home fans turned to applause and earned him a standing ovation after 64 minutes when Dani Carvajal crossed back into the area where Ronaldo connected with an outrageous bicycle kick.Ronaldo responded by putting his hand to his heart and giving a slight bow of gratitude to the crowd. “The applause for Cristiano says it all,” said Carvajal.“Cristiano does things sometimes that only he can do,” said Zidane. “It can be said that it is one of the most beautiful goals in the history of football.Cristiano Ronaldo comforts Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon at the end of the match in Turin © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLI“It’s maybe not as beautiful as mine in Glasgow,” joked Zidane of his goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 that gave Real their ninth Champions League title.“I’m the coach but I’m also a football fan, when I see something like that … that’s why Ronaldo is different from others because he can do that kind of thing.“I’m happy for him and happy to have him on our team.”Ronaldo has been on a goalscoring streak of 19 goals in his last nine games for Real — 28 in 2018 — a feat which even Zidane has said makes him jealous.He has now scored 16 goals in his past 10 Champions League games — 14 goals this season and a double in last year’s final against Juventus.He holds the record for Champions League goals scored with 119.“The Juventus fans applauded Ronaldo but also for his team,” said Zidane. “It’s beautiful. You don’t see that everywhere.”– ‘Football is a show’ –Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted he was amazed by his ability to change his style of play in his thirties to adapt to losing some of his once-searing pace.“I don’t know if Ronaldo’s goal is the best in football history, but it’s really an extraordinary goal, you can only congratulate him on what he’s doing at present,” said Allegri.“The applause is a beautiful lesson from the Juventus fans to the whole world, football is a show, when you have 22 or 30 high level players and you see a shot like this one it’s good to applaud.”Hand on heart: Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledges the ovation from Juventus fans after his stunning second goal © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOThe five-time world footballer of the year has now scored in his last six matches against veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, netting nine in total.“We saw what Ronaldo is and always has been – a player of an extraordinary level who along with Leo Messi is achieving the greatest heights,” said Buffon.“This means they can be compared to Maradona and Pele for the way they ultimately are able to decide matches and trophies won by their teams.”“When you play against one of the best players in the world, like Cristiano Ronaldo, you need perfection, if you leave space he punishes you, and then he invented a goal that will remain in history. It’s a pity that he did it to us,” lamented defender Andrea Barzagli.– ‘Leave Earth, play Martians’ –Not only was the world of football talking about Ronaldo’s goal, NBA star Lebron James published a photo on Instagram of the action and world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, a Barcelona fan, tweeted: “Bufff what a great goal for CR7!!!”.“Cristiano Ronaldo can now leave the Earth and start playing against the Martians, he has done everything here!” tweeted the Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa.“Seen a lot of great goals in my time but that is absolutely breathtaking from Ronaldo,” said former England player Gary Lineker.“The opposing fans in the stadium applauding the great @cristiano after the bicycle kick and rightly so. Keeps on upping the ante – relentless!” tweeted Rio Ferdinand.Marcelo celebrates scoring Real Madrid’s third goal against Juventus © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIThere was also humour from English footballer Peter Crouch, who once scored a similar goal for Liverpool, who wrote on Twitter: “There is only a few of us who can do that.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) scores during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on April 3, 2018. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLITURIN, Italy, Apr 4 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s Champions League final.Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games after just as Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin, but it was his second goal that everybody will remember.last_img read more

Exclusive – Harper on life at Hull, European football and the new season

first_imgHull goalkeeper Steve Harper joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to discuss a variety of topics, including the Tigers’ European debut on Thursday night.Steve Bruce’s side were held to a goalless draw by Slovakian side AS Trencin in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.Harper reflects on the game and a hugely successful first season back in the Premier League, which saw Hull comfortably avoid relegation and make the FA Cup final.The former Newcastle star also looks ahead to the new season at the KC Stadium and says staying up remains the club’s chief priority.last_img read more

Don’t blame Raheem! Man City’s £49m man defended after Juventus misses

first_img1 Raheem Sterling Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame Raheem Sterling following Manchester City’s defeat to Juventus as he insisted his side did not get what they deserved.City went down 2-1 to the Italian champions in their opening Champions League group stage game on Tuesday night.Sterling was guilty of missing two good chances for the hosts, and his performance drew criticism from Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, who was acting as a TV pundit.Pellegrini admitted he was disappointed his side were not more clinical, but he was not prepared to point the finger at his summer £49million signing.He said: “I expect that when we have chances we must score. The differences are very slight, especially against a strong team like Juventus. Maybe Juventus didn’t create so many chances but they had a strong finish.“I don’t think this result is just because of Raheem. We controlled the game and didn’t have many problems but football is like that.“I don’t think we deserved to lose. We played better than Juventus and we had three clear opportunities to score.“Buffon made some very good saves but I think we were very unlucky. We never want to lose here at home, we never want to lose important points, but we have 15 points more to play for.”last_img read more

GAA NOTICE: TIME CHANGE IN FIXTURE BETWEEN AODH RUADH V NAOMH BRÍD

first_imgGAA NoticeFixturesThere is been a change of throw-in times for the ACFL Division Three games against Naomh Bríd in Ballintra this Saturday. Reserves throw in at 4.15pm followed by the seniors at 5.30pm. Our senior hurlers are also in action this weekend.They will be playing MacCumhaill’s this Sunday at 6.30pm in one of their few home games in Ballyshannon in Ulster Táin Hurling League Division Three.As these are rare games we’d like to see a good home support up for the Ernesiders.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.GAA NOTICE: TIME CHANGE IN FIXTURE BETWEEN AODH RUADH V NAOMH BRÍD was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aodh RuadhFixture changeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Victim to burglar: `I want my Bible’

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – Annette Hopper just wants her Bible back. The hospice nurse and former Sunday school teacher lost more than her 15-year-old Bible this week when someone broke into her Toyota Camry with the “I serve Jesus Christ” license plate holder. She said the burglar also took books, a leather bag, a cell phone holder, a binder containing work-related information, a pocket nursing guide and medical supplies such as bandages, alcohol swabs and shampoos for her patients. But, Hopper says, the culprit can keep everything except the Bible, which has several pictures of her former students and her notes in the margins. “If I can have my Bible back, I’d be happy. They can take everything else,” she said. “It was just a treasure to me. They can drop it off, put it in the yard. I just want my Bible.” Baldwin Park Sgt. Greg Keef said police have no leads. The car burglary was reported at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of Harlan Avenue, he said. The burglar broke a right rear window. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Midfielder ‘to quit Fulham’

first_imgFrank Lampard is the latest Chelsea player to be linked with a move to China.The Sun say Super League outfit Guizhou Renhe are willing to pay Lampard and Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand £250,000-a-week each.Lampard has also been linked with a move to the United States.It is also claimed that the club plan to make an offer to Real Madrid’s former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.Guizhou chairman Wang Guolin said: “I want the best team in China and we are prepared to invest a lot of money to bring Ferdinand and Lampard to us.“Many people here watch the Premier League and know how good the two players are.”Meanwhile, the Daily Mail suggest Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp is now a serious contender to become Chelsea’s next manager.It is believed Klopp could take over should top choices Pep Guardiola and Mourinho prove to be out of reach.The Independent say Chelsea are planning a £30m bid to land Newcastle pair Cheick Tioté and Tim Krul in the summer.And Dickson Etuhu has vowed to quit Fulham in the summer after falling out with boss Martin Jol, The Sun report.The Nigeria midfielder, 29, recently lost his first-team place to new signing Mahamadou Diarra and apparently believes he will be moving on at the end of the season.Etuhu is quoted as saying: “All is not well with me and the manager and I think I’ll be heading out of the club in the summer.“But, right now, I’m focused on helping Fulham get a European spot for next season.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Horse Found Frozen in Tundra

first_img(Visited 655 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 An exceptionally-preserved foal has been found in Siberian tundra. Can scientists bring it back to life as a clone?A baby horse, the “best preserved ancient horse ever found” according to Live Science, has been recovered in Siberia. But is it as old as claimed?The astonishingly intact body of a young foal that died between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago was recently unearthed from melting permafrost in Siberia. Its mummified remains were so well-preserved by icy conditions that the skin, the hooves, the tail, and even the tiny hairs in the animal’s nostrils and around its hooves are still visible.Scientists believe it was about 2 months old when it died. The Lena Horse, as it is being called, measures about one meter in length. Phys.org adds that “The foal was discovered in the Batagaika crater, a huge 100-meter (328-foot) deep depression in the East Siberian taiga.” Fox News adds that this crater is known locally as the “doorway to the underworld.”Credit: Michil Yakovlev/SVFU/The Siberian TimesThe remains are so intact, Live Science says, that the research team believes it can recover details about the horse’s diet in the animal’s bowel. The foal is also genetically distinct from wild horses that inhabit the area today.Mindy Weisberger’s report stretches credibility about the dates of this and other remains found in permafrost:Siberian permafrost is known for preserving ancient animals for tens of thousands of years, and many superb specimens have emerged as global temperatures continue to rise and permafrost melts. Recent discoveries include a 9,000-year-old bison; a 10,000-year-old woolly rhino baby; a mummified ice age kitten that could be a cave lion or lynx; and a baby mammoth nicknamed Lyuba who died after choking on mud 40,000 years ago.Amazingly, one type of animal preserved in Siberian permafrost for tens of thousands of years was recently brought back to life. Tiny nematodes — a type of microscopic worm — that had been frozen in ice since the Pleistocene were defrosted and revived by researchers; they were documented moving and eating for the first time in 42,000 years, Live Science previously reported.Subtracting dates, this would mean that animals kept getting instantly entombed in permafrost for at least 31,000 years, such that even the contents of their stomachs were flash-frozen. Nothing like that is going on today. Why didn’t the animals migrate out of such inhospitable temperatures? And how could nematodes avoid cosmic ray decay for 42,000 years, only to revive when defrosted?It seems more credible that all these animals perished together in a widespread catastrophe, the likes of which has never been seen before or since. That explanation, however, would not fit the current evolutionary paradigm.Resurrecting the HorseIn a follow-up article on Live Science, Weisberger discusses the possibility of reviving this horse’s species by recovering its DNA. Researchers had already debated whether a woolly mammoth could be made “de-extinct” in this way. It’s a long shot, the article says, because recovering intact DNA after 40,000 years is unlikely. Nevertheless, this foal is genetically closer to a modern horse than a mammoth is to an elephant, so it could be step along the way to learning how to recover lost species.Cloning is possible only when the original animal’s DNA is intact, and the majority — if not all — of the DNA in ice-age specimens is typically degraded “into tens of millions of pieces,” Love Dalén, a professor of evolutionary genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, told Live Science in an email.If enough DNA from the mummified horse’s remains can be recovered, scientists might be able to construct a genome sequence by comparing the DNA of the extinct foal to the genomes of living horses, Shapiro added.One geneticist remarked that the improbability of finding an intact nucleus is astronomical, but they’re not saying it is impossible at this point.Update 9/16/18: The Guardian reports that a wolf pup and a caribou have been found in Canadian permafrost. The mummified specimens have been radiocarbon dated to be older than the horse: 50,000 years, but they don’t look 10,000 years older than the horse. The Yukon is a long way from Siberia where the horse was found. Did the same catastrophe entomb them all?On the face of it, the Biblical creation account is much more credible than the evolution account with its requirement for reckless drafts on the bank of time. All these Ice Age animals perished in one-time conditions that prevailed during or after the Flood (depending on the model used). The vast spread of tens of thousands of years is pure fiction.Additionally, this story defends the creation view that other animals like dinosaurs lived recently. Notice how the secular scientists expect DNA to decay rapidly, such that it is astronomically unlikely to expect DNA to remain intact after just 40,000 years. This is true of proteins and other molecular constituents, too. And yet dinosaurs with soft tissue, including remains of blood cells and stretchy tissues, have been reported to the complete astonishment and consternation of old-age evolutionists. The Jurassic Park films were premised on the notion that dinosaur DNA could be recovered. At this time, scientists dismiss that possibility. And yet dinosaur DNA has been reported, according to the Real Science Radio website, where host Bob Enyart keeps track of reported soft tissue finds.If scientists do recover this foal’s DNA, and if dinosaur DNA cannot be disputed, what do you think evolutionists will say about it? You know what they will say. They will clutch their beloved geological timeline, and say, “Well, what do you know! Dinosaur DNA can last for 80 million years.”last_img read more

My iMac Has Turned Into An iLemon, And It Makes Me Concerned About Apple

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market I’ve been using Apple’s computers since August of 1982, and I worked for Apple for 20 years, and until two years ago I’d never had a bad experience with an Apple product.But that one — an I5 iMac purchased in October, 2010, which I have come to call my iLemon — has been a nightmare, and while this is only one iLemon in four decades of using Apple products, I think buyers going into the holiday season should listen to the challenges that I have faced and weigh them as they consider purchasing a new computer.Here’s my story: In the fall of 2010, I started a project that required more horsepower than my four-year-old MacBook could provide. I bought an iMac with an I5 processor and 27-inch screen for just over $1,800.The iMac had some quirks. It generated a lot of heat and I found the SDHC reader which was located below the DVD drive to be very inconvenient and something of a pain to someone like myself who takes a lot of pictures.Nevertheless, things were fine for 15 months. But in the spring of 2012 the iMac began to exhibit some disturbing signs. It was taking well over fourteen minutes to boot Snow Leopard. I did some research and talked to some Apple folks and eventually decided that I was suffering from “Slow Snow Leopard.” I followed some homegrown remedies that I found on the Web since Apple seemed to have no suggestions. I did get the boot time on the iMac cut down to reasonable time.Dire WarningAbout three months later, the iMac gave me a dire warning that I should copy all of my data to another hard drive, reformat my drive and reinstall the operating system.I went one better and after copying the data to another drive I did a complete clean install of Apple’s Lion operating system onto an external Firewire 800 drive. I ran that until I was comfortable with Lion. Then I formatted the internal drive and did another completely clean install except I moved up to Mountain Lion, Apple’s latest operating system.When I say completely clean install, that means I went back to CDs or disk images for all my applications. The operating systems were installed from Apple’s app store. Starting at square one actually worked well except for a set of upgrade disks that I had purchased from Apple.For some reason Mountain Lion would not recognize the upgraded iPhoto. I solved the problem by spending another $14.95 at the Apple Store for a new purchase of iPhoto.All this worked, sort of, for a couple of weeks. Being of a cautious nature, I only installed a completely new, small iPhoto library on the internal drive. In spite of that, I started to have iPhoto library corruption problems. It wasn’t long before I figured out that the internal drive was dying.The computer quit booting from the drive so I upgraded my external drive to Mountain Lion and started running the computer off the external drive again. During all of this I wasn’t too worried about my data since I am a heavy user of Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. I also have regular time capsule backups of my data.Card Reader ProblemsAt the same time, I switched to the external drive I started have intermittent problems with the SDHC reader on the Mac. Sometimes it would read a card from my camera and sometimes not. I would often rotate my chair fifteen degrees, insert the same card in my Lenovo laptop, load the photos into Picasa, and export the ones that I wanted to my Google drive and then import them from Google drive to iPhoto on the Mac.Surprisingly sometimes I could come back later in the day and the iMac would read the same card that previously it had refused to read. It might read one or two of four cards or sometimes none of them.I also was having more trouble with iPhoto. I ended up reinstalling iPhoto from the Apple Store twice. For any of you who have done that, you know that it can take a few hours with a cable modem. For a while it seemed like the iMac was always downloading something from Apple.Asking Apple For HelpWith a long career at Apple, I still have a few high-level email addresses so I sent a note to someone high enough up the corporate tree to see if Apple was willing to stand behind their product. I wasn’t too surprised when I got a call on my cell phone the next day from someone in executive relations promising to help me resolve my problem.That weekend and the following Monday, I spent much of my time running tests and doing screen shots. I formatted several types of SD cards with five different cameras to try to determine a pattern on my malfunctioning card reader. I also tried to document the strange problem I was having with photostream in iPhoto. I took all that information along with my system profile and sent it to my contact at executive relations.I spent well over an hour on the phone with an Apple expert and let him download all sorts of stuff from my computer in the hopes that he could resolve some of my issues. He seemed to tire of the whole thing and we never got to the photostream issue. He promised to pass the information on to his engineering team and get back to me.I waited a week to hear back from him and then sent a note to him and my executive relations contact. The next day I got a call back from my executive relations contact. All she said was that it had been determined that I had a loose wire on my SDHC reader, and I should take the system to my local service provider. My nearest Apple store is three hours away.So now I have an iMac with a dead hard drive, a card reader that has intermittent problems and Bluetooth that no longer works. I’m thinking that spending more money on this iMac is probably a waste.Some will say that I should have purchased Apple’s AppleCare extended warranty. I feel the same way about extended warranties on computers that I do about extended warranties on cars. I should not have to buy an extra warranty to get a product that is trouble free for a few years.The shame is that all of this hardware worked fine at one time. None of this relates to the user not knowing how to get a computer to work. All of this is in Apple’s lap.Lessons I LearnedThe experience confirmed several of my thoughts about the new Apple. Number one is Apple is no longer the leader in reliability. You don’t have to take my word for it, you can read this reliability report published in February of 2012. Apple is in fourth place and way behind Lenovo, which ranks number one.My second thought is that Apple often pushes design to the point that it impacts reliability. I was surprised to find that the hard drive on my iMac has a temperature sensor that shuts down the drive if the temperature gets too high. It is the first time I have been aware of a Mac outside of the Xserve that has a sensor like that. You can cook your hand on the top of my iMac at times. I have to believe that all the heat contributed to the early death of my hard drive.Third, the Apple value proposition isn’t what it used to be. The two HP laptops that I bought for a total of less than $1,500 are still working great. As laptops they have had a harder life than my iMac which has never left its desktop. They’ll soon be three years old and are still functioning. The iMac never even made it two years. My original HP laptop that I bought over five years ago is also still working.Fourth, just because you pay more for Apple, don’t expect better service especially, if you live outside the major metro areas. I was really disappointed with my “troubleshooting” experience. The whole thing seemed to be aimed at minimizing what Apple would do to fix my problem.On top of it all, after the call with the Apple expert, I got an email to me addressed “Dear Robert.” I have to say if you cannot even get my first name right, you probably aren’t going to solve any of my problems.Others Provide Better ServiceI have to compare my Apple experience to the phone call that I received from Adobe’s director of worldwide operations on a Sunday night telling me that he was sending me by FedEx a free copy of Dreamweaver to make up for problems I was having with an upgrade.Last summer I got a call from the executive assistant to the CEO of Toro telling me that they were sending me a free cable to replace the broken one on my lawn mower. I’ve been using Toro mowers for nearly 50 years. The cable might get me to continue to use them.Just a month ago, Nikon agreed to fix my Nikkor telephoto lens even though they could not find their copy of the extended warranty card. I won’t be buying anything but Nikon cameras.I want Apple to be a premium brand willing to go the extra mile because I have paid premium prices for my Apple products. Unfortunately my experience even with some high-level intervention shows that it is “buyer beware” with Apple just as it is with many other companies that sell products not nearly as expensive but sometimes more reliable than Apple products.The Latest iMacs Don’t Appeal To MeApple’s latest refresh of the iMac line adds some more twists to the equation. You can no longer upgrade your own RAM in an iMac and if you want a DVD drive you have to buy an external one. Apple’s RAM prices are about as expensive as the market will bear.From the review that I recently read, Apple has substituted a lower performing hard drive in the least expensive iMac. Based on my experience I cannot think that is good.Then in the ultimate convenience move, the SDHC reader is now on the back of the monitor. The only reason that I can see for an iMac being thinner and lighter is that it will be easier to carry into a mall Apple Store for repair.It saddens me to say that in the nine months since spring I have invested more time in this iMac than I did keeping my Vista laptop running over a couple of years while I was calling Vista a quagmire.My 2013 Resolution: New TechnologyI am going through a complete technology refresh on my desktop in the next 12 months. Likely there will be an Apple product on my desk, but it will not be an iMac. Whatever Mac I get will be here on probation since my recent Apple experiences have not inspired confidence.On the Saturday after Thanksgiving I bought a Lenovo Yoga running Windows 8 for $999. My older Lenovo laptop is now hooked to an external monitor and acting as my main desktop system while I try to figure out how to replace my iMac.I bought a new Lenovo because of the great experience with the previous one. It is the best laptop that I have used since the Powerbook G4 Titanium that I used as an Apple employee. So far I am very pleased with the Lenovo Yoga, which is a combination ultra-book tablet with a touch screen. I’ll be sharing my Windows 8 experiences and the decisions I make on other purchases here at ReadWrite.You can read more about my Apple experience by checking out my recently published Kindle Book, The Pomme Company. Finally, rumors of my book causing iPads running Kindle reader software to overheat are unfounded.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david sobotta A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Tags:#Apple#imac#Lenovo#MacBook#Windows Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Inside Your Four Walls

first_imgThat’s where insights live.The ideas that you need to help you produce better results for your clients live inside your four walls.Your Four WallsYour people work closely with your clients. They have a front row view of all of their problems, challenges, and opportunities. They can see what needs to change, and they have some ideas about how those changes might be made.Your people are prisoners of the status quo, too. They have rules and regulations that prevent them from doing the work they might do. They hear “we’ve always done it this way because it works,” even when it no longer works (for you or your clients).Your people can and will share their ideas and insights with you as soon as you sit down and ask them to.Their Four WallsYour clients can teach you about their business. They have ideas and insights, too. They know where they struggle, and they know what would need to change in order to produce a better result. It’s true that the status quo has deep roots in their organization. The status quo has deep roots everywhere. But in every organization, there are some people wired to believe that there is still more than be done, that a better result can still be had.Some people within your client’s company are ready to share their ideas and insights with you, insights that you can use to build a better solution for other clients, too. But you have to be willing to listen and learn, to be student as much as teacher.The ideas and insights you need to produce are all around you. They’re inside your four walls, and their inside your customer’s four walls, too. If you go and ask for these ideas and insights, the people who have them will gladly share them with you. If your really serious about doing something with them, these same people will help you to do so.last_img read more