Does Creative Commons Work? Check Out the New Case Studies Database

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#web marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts The Creative Commons Foundation launched a much-needed database of case studies today, highlighting CC licensed content from around the world. Creative Commons licenses are built on top of international copyright law but let content producers offer their work with more refined permissioning for re-use than the de facto “it’s mine don’t touch it” sentiment of standard copyright.When working to advance a new concept or technology, few things are as important as showcasing proven, inspiring use cases. The new CC database does a good job of that. If your organization is interested in making your content easier to distribute, this database is a great place to learn from the experiences of others.The breadth of examples already available is very commendable and many of them are quite well developed. The one thing we wish was included in each profile is some discussion of the distribution metrics of each project and any information available about the CC license’s impact on those metrics.Creative Commons Business and Community Development Manager Jon Phillips says that the database has been in the works for months and was contributed to by quite a few CC community members. That’s evident by how well developed the site is, too often things like this are launched while still bare bones. The database is a part of the Creative Commons wiki, so anyone can add to it. Site navigation is very convenient, see for example the list of organizations using CC for video content.Two of our favorite examples in the database are the page for the African Sleeping Sickness Test and for Architecture for Humanity. It’s pretty great that content like that is available under CC license. The CC content we most often use is from Flickr, but the Flickr case study in the new database is not fleshed out at all. What are some of your favorites?We expect that this database will prove very useful for people all around the world and for the Creative Commons Foundation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Mobile: Boosting Productivity and Quality in the Construction Industry

first_imgA recent survey of construction firms by ENR confirmed that mobile devices and applications are now common place in the field, and their use is transforming how the construction business works.  Workers are using applications to retrieve and view data, collaborate, standardize processes, and to collect data that can be used for calculating metrics. The benefits of real-time access to project data are huge.  With the new generation of mobile devices, remote workers are able to work more efficiently and their work is typically of higher quality.  Immediate access to construction drawings and data enables problems to be solved quickly while workers can remain on-site. Mobile devices are changing the way many jobs are being performed. The construction industry is one example where workers in the field are seeing big change.  Tablets, Smartphones, and a new breed of ‘rugged notebook computers’ are replacing older mobile devices like two-way radios and cell phones. The ENR survey also asked construction workers which apps on their mobile devices are most used for their work.  The top five mobile apps workers cited are: Bluebeam Revu for iPad – allows collaboration, markup and measurement capabilities to PDF filesAutoDesk BIM 360 Field – supports building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows for detecting clashes and visualizinf building dataPlanGrid – supports markups for a variety of drawing typesDropbox – allows the storage, transfer and viewing of filesGood Reader – supports file viewing and markuplast_img read more

Enterprise Mobility: Consumers Have Mobile and now Enterprises Want it Too

first_imgThere are more than 7.3 billion mobile devices in a world that only has 7 billion people, says Forrester Research.While the first wave of mobile has been focused primarily on consumers, mobile is beginning to make a strong showing in the enterprise.  IDC projects that there are currently 96 million workers in the US who have used mobile devices to access data related to their jobs.  [Note that total population of the US is now about 320 million]. The number of mobile workers is expected to grow to more than 100 million people by 2020, or about two thirds of the total US workforce.The global Enterprise Mobility (EM) market is expected to grow annually by 15 percent every year, eventually reaching $140 billion by 2020.  By 2020 roughly 10-12 percent of the enterprise IT budgets will be spent on mobility, compared to less than 5 percent today.  That’s based on a report by Nasscom made in association with Deloitte.A big reason why mobile is taking off in the enterprise is because people are using the technology as consumers.  IDC says that the relatively low cost of smartphones and tablets combined with a “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” philosophy at businesses are major drivers of the growth of enterprise mobility.Advances in mobile technology are forcing businesses to rethink the technologies and strategies used by their organizations.  For example, there has been increasing innovation occurring in the areas of biometric readers, wearables, voice control, near-field communications (NFC) and augmented.  As a result, new mobile technologies are expected to improve and change business workflows, communication and even business cultures.last_img read more

Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal

first_imgRafael Nadal of Spain shouts during his singles tennis match against David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)PARIS — Former French minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot was ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal on Thursday after accusing him of doping.In March last year, Bachelot said on a French television show that Nadal’s seven-month injury layoff in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadal, who has won 16 Grand Slam titles, filed a defamation suit against Bachelot in Paris.The Spanish player said he will donate the money to a non-governmental organization or a foundation in France.“When I filed the lawsuit against Mrs. Bachelot, I intended not only to defend my integrity and my image as an athlete but also the values I have defended all my career,” Nadal said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNadal said he wanted to keep public figures “from making insulting or false allegations against an athlete … without any evidence or foundation and to go unpunished.”He said the lawsuit was never motivated by money. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Bachelot was also ordered by the French tribunal to pay Nadal a suspended fine of 500 euros ($590).In April 2016, Nadal wrote to the president of the International Tennis Federation asking for all of his drug-test results and blood profile records to be made public. In the same letter, he said of Bachelot: “It is unacceptable and mostly unfair that someone that should have knowledge of sports to a certain point and degree can publicly say something like this with no proof or evidence.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Kings of the NCAA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Malditas save PH from shutout Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads View commentslast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Had A Hilarious Response When Asked Why His Team Never “Laid An Egg”

first_imgJim Harbaugh talks about Rutgers trash talk during halftime of their game during a press conference.jim harbaugh rutgers trash talkIn sports, saying a team “laid an egg” is a popular expression, used when a favored squad comes out and doesn’t play up to its potential. Usually, “laying an egg” means the team loses the game.Michigan hasn’t really come out flat this season under Jim Harbaugh. At 8-2, it lost its opener at Utah and in the final seconds against Michigan State. In eight victories, the Wolverines have pretty much played as they are supposed to.So perhaps that’s why Harbaugh had this funny response today when asked why his team hasn’t “laid an egg” following a road win at Penn State.  Harbaugh on why U-M never laid egg: “Analogy doesn’t resonate with me.I don’t like comparing humans to chickens or any other type of animal.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 21, 2015Harbaugh is never boring. He’s…unique. But not boring.last_img read more

Sled Dog Doc Generates Overwhelming Reaction Leading up to World Premiere at

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement All of these social media reactions have been based on nothing but the trailers. The film can be seen in its entirety when it has its world premiere at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival Whistler’s Documentary Strand program on December 3rd, with a second screening on December 4th.The reactions are coming from both the pro-dog camp and the pro-musher camp.“Debate over the commercial sled dog industry has ground to a halt since the 2010 Whistler massacre was announced.  Our film, Sled Dogs, brings this issue right back to the forefront where it belongs.  The fact that there is so much controversy proves that this film has something important to say,” said Director Fern Levitt.Sled Dogs follows four stories; a rookie Iditarod musher in Alaska sledding 1000 miles from Anchorage to Nome; the training of Lydia, a sled dog puppy at six months old; a dog sled operation that was under investigation in 2013 in Snow Mass, Colorado; and the 2010 sled dog cull in Whistler BC after which cries of outrage by the dog-loving public forced the provincial government to enact tougher legislation to protect these animalsDirected by award-winning documentary filmmaker Fern Levitt (Paws for Autism, Little Rock Nine, Gorbachev’s Revolution, 7 Days of Remembrance & Hope) with breathtaking footage captured by award-winning cinematographer Matt Gallagher (Dog’s Life, How to Prepare for Prison, The Motherload), the film provides an exhilarating cinematic experience. The film is produced by Slater-Brody Productions Ltd. in association with the documentary Channel and Canada Media Fund with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund.About CCI EntertainmentCCI has over 30 years as one of Canada’s leading independent production companies; CCI is a developer, packager and executive producer of quality entertainment — the team is made up of strategic thinkers, award winning creative talent and experienced brand managers. Notable credits include the critically acclaimed film The Ride, award-winning feature/mini-series Iron Road and the TV Movie Anything But Christmas. CCI has just completed the family action comedy feature film Undercover Grandpa, the first film produced from the Telefilm-Corus Family Feature Fund and selected for official screening at the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles.  CCI’s feature film pre-production and development slate boasts: 57 Hours – a hostage drama based on a real life event to be directed by Clark Johnson, Takin’ Care of Business — a road-comedy with a record-setting live event, produced with Randy Bachman and Gilles Paquin, The Palm Effect – a feature documentary directed by Fern Levitt that is a co-production with Brazil, and Someone Else’s Wedding — a romantic comedy written and directed by Pat Kiely which shoots December 2016 in Montreal Quebec.About CBC’s documentary ChannelCBC’s documentary Channel is Canada’s only documentary channel, bringing viewers documentary programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These slices of life explore the wild, weird, wacky fascinating stories of the world. At documentary Channel, Bruce Cowley is Senior Director and Jordana Ross is Production Executive. Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING DATESSaturday Dec. 3 2016 9:45 PM   Maury Young Arts CentreSunday Dec. 4 2016 2:15 PM   Village 8 Cinema – Theatre 7.Since being announced on November 2nd, Sled Dogs, directed by Fern Levitt, the documentary that goes behind the scenes of commercial sled dog operations, has generated over 30,000 views on the trailers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDALaa3mADE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC0PxBfeas8?)  and over 500 posts, as well as many more posts connected to the news articles written about the film.last_img read more

Turkeys purchase of Russian S400s does not change strategic orientation minister

first_imgISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems does not mean a change of the country’s strategic orientation, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar told his U.S. counterpart by phone on Friday, adding that the acquisition was a necessity. AdChoices广告Turkey’s Defence Ministry also cited Akar as saying Ankara was still assessing the bid to acquire U.S. Patriot air defence systems and that a deterioration of bilateral relations would not serve the interests of either country. (Reporting by Daren Butler; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Related News World 17h ago Pentagon postpones press briefing on Russian missile system delivery to Turkey World 1d ago Russia confirms it has started delivery of S-400 missile systems to Turkey – RIA World 10 Jul 2019 Turkey warns United States against harmful steps over Russian S-400s Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Jai Shri Ram A slogan that changed political contours of India

first_imgJai Shri Ram: A slogan that changed political contours of IndiaWhile the entire BJP and its ally Shiv Sena uses Jai Shri Ram slogan as a battle cry, their opponents, particularly West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has launched a massive campaign against it.advertisement Prabhash K Dutta New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 10:43 IST It is not yet clear when Jai Shri Ram entered the political space but it came to be identified with the BJP around the 1990-92 Ram temple movement, which was launched by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP. (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSJai Shri Ram was a frequently used slogan in BJP’s rallies during 2014 Lok Sabha electionsJai Shri Ram has become the cry for BJP party cadres against TMC in West BengalIt started being identified with BJP around 1990-92 Ram temple movement launched by VHPJai Shri Ram literally means victory to Lord Ram, the prince of Ayodhya mentioned in various versions of Ramayana. This slogan is in the news for long. Jai Shri Ram slogan trends every other day on social media in India. In recent times, this religious slogan has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. Raising this slogan is no longer considered religious, it is a political slogan to further the agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).While the entire BJP and its ally Shiv Sena uses Jai Shri Ram slogan as a battle cry, their opponents, particularly West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched a massive campaign against it.During Lok Sabha election, Mamata Banerjee was seen stopping her car to slam those shouting Jai Shri Ram. Her irritation with the slogan has taken an unusual turn where her opponents have started teasing her by shouting Jai Shri Ram if they see her at an event.In May, days after Lok Sabha election results were announced, seven people were arrested in Bengal for shouting Jai Shri Ram as Mamata Banerjee’s cavalcade passed through their area.To counter the BJP’s charge of Muslim appeasement, Mamata Banerjee flagged off Jagannath Puri rath yatra last week. She was greeted with chants of Jai Shri Ram from the crowd and a section of BJP supporters.Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, too, has joined Mamata Banerjee in raising his voice against Jai Shri Ram slogan saying it is not part of Bengali culture.All this has happened in the backdrop of cases of mob lynching in which victims belonging to Muslim community were forced to chant Jai Shri Ram by the perpetrators. Tabrez Ansari, 24, was allegedly lynched in Jharkhand last month. He was accused of stealing a motorcycle in Seraikela Kharsawan district of the state.Ansari was allegedly tied to a pole and beaten up with sticks by a mob that forced him to shout Jai Shri Ram after ascertaining that he was a Muslim. This incident took place on June 17. Ansari died of his injuries on June 22.In a similar incident, a 16-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur was beaten up after his assaulters found him wearing a skull cap and asked him to chant Jai Shri Ram which he refused to do at first.Where it all beganIt is not yet clear when Jai Shri Ram entered the political space but it came to be identified with the BJP around the 1990-92 Ram temple movement, which was launched by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) – an extended arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) family. An active participant in the temple movement was BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani and his protege Narendra Modi.But before the BJP made Jai Shri Ram slogan as its own, it was already in popular use in late 1980s courtesy the TV serial Ramayan produced by filmmaker Ramanand Sagar. The slogan, Jai Shri Ram was used in the TV serial as a battle cry by Hanuman and others in Lord Ram’s expedition against Ravan, the king of Lanka who had abducted Sita, the wife of Ram.The earlier popular slogan or chant was Sita-Ram and Siya-Ram, which were frequently used as words for greeting one another. The popularity to Sita-Ram is credited to a freedom fighter and peasant activist Baba Ramchandra, who had impressed Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his organisational skills.In his autobiography, Nehru credits Baba Ramchandra for making an old cry of Sita-Ram “an almost warlike significance” and “a signal for emergencies as well as a bond between different villages”.After Ram Janmabhoomi movement of the VHP and parallel political campaign of the BJP, Sita-Ram gave way to Jai Shri Ram and became an essentially political slogan raised more during the time of elections.Now in Parliament, streetsRiding on the slogan of Jai Shri Ram, the BJP improved its tally in the Lok Sabha from two seats in 1984 to 85 in 1989, to 120 in 1991 and to single-largest party with 161 MPs in 1996.With Atal Bihari Vajpayee practically in charge of the BJP between 1999 and 2004 with the responsibility to run a ruling coalition, the slogan of Jai Shri Ram retreated to form background score. The defeat of the BJP in 2004 and in 2009 forced the BJP to rethink its strategy.The slogan returned with greater vigour in 2014 even though the party – with Narendra Modi calling the shots – did not give much space to construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. Jai Shri Ram was a frequently used slogan in BJP’s rallies.As prime ministerial candidate, Modi addressed an election rally in Faizabad, the district that holds Ayodhya, which many believe to be the birthplace of Lord Ram. Though, Modi, in 2014 election rally, did not talk about Ram temple, he did refer to Lord Ram a number of times in his speech with the crowd chanting Jai Shri Ram.Modi did not go to Ayodhya until May 2019, when he addressed an election rally. Speaking at the outskirts of Ayodhya, Modi talked about defeating terrorism and New India but Jai Shri Ram was the dominant cry in the rally.The slogan has made to the Lok Sabha now. BJP members heckled Trinmool Congress (TMC) MPs in the Lok Sabha shouting Jai Shri Ram when they came for taking oath as newly elected members of the house in June. This came as a reaction to Mamata Banerjee’s opposition to the slogan, which she said was a threat to Bangla culture.The BJP has made substantial gains in West Bengal where Jai Shri Ram has become the cry for galvanising party cadres against the ruling TMC. The BJP has alleged that one of its workers was lynched by TMC members for chanting Jai Shri Ram.READ | 3 Muslim youths forced to chant Jai Shri Ram in AssamALSO READ | Jai Shri Ram is not associated with Bengali culture: Nobel laureate Amartya SenALSO WATCH | Jai Shri Ram war: Is Parliament a place to raise religious slogans?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Jai Shri Ram Nextlast_img read more