GFW Model Image finals billed for November 6 @ Pegasus

first_imgGuyana Fashion Week (GFW) is back with a bang! This year, the executive of GFW added a new component to the schedule of activities – The Model Image. This year, the week of activities begins on November 6 and concludes on November 13. The event kicks off with the finals of the GFW Model Image presentation on Sunday, November 6 at the Pegasus Hotel.The GFW Model Image will feature 11 young men and 17 young women participating in an empowering exercise for creative enthusiasts. Developed by GFW’s creative director, Richard Young, it highlights modelling talent in several categories.Photography, personal style, commercial, runway, and spokesperson are the categories being honed. Some of the categories are being assessed before the event and other areas are being judged on the evening.The models are being encouraged to develop their public communication skills as well as their congeniality strengths. There is also a People’s Choice award, voted online. Check out the facebook page GFW Model Image.last_img read more


Is Yhoo Good Value?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting bernard lunncenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Monday has been a busy day for day traders and arbitrageurs interested in Yahoo. 4 hours into trading, Yahoo’s stock is down about 14%, much less than the wisdom of the crowd predicted. The day is not over, maybe a big drop will occur at the end of the day. After that the stock will be back with investors rather than traders. But is it worth investing in?I am not a trader, don’t have the stomach for it. So I have no idea what Mr. Market will do, but occasionally I dabble in undervalued tech stocks where I think I may know more than the crowd. Usually the smaller ones where fewer analysts are poking around. (Wonderful opportunities around 2002, few since then, but looking good again now). My starting point is PEG (Price Earnings Growth) ratio. I like to find stocks below 1 and then make my own judgment on next 5 years earnings. On PEG, Yahoo looks overvalued compared to the other Gorillas (from Yahoo Finance Statistics):Yahoo = 2.92Microsoft = 1.21Google = 1.02Amazon = 2.27eBay = 1.02Falling price does not equal value. Three types of investor are holding Yahoo stock high for different reasons:Arbitrageurs who believe that a deal will still be done, even if it is not Microsoft who does it. They may have a point. It is a gamble, but that is what these guys do. They probably figure some safety based on the fact that, if no deal is done, then:Yahoo will outsource search to Google, giving a quick earnings “pop” at the expense (maybe) of long term competitive advantage. So traders can get out after the pop, leaving longer term investors hoping for:Yahoo pulling out some serious magic. The one belief that may have some grounding in reality is that Yahoo has the best grasp, among the big guys, of how to monetize social media in a way that does not destroy social media for the users. Yahoo would be a great stock to own if they pulled that off. But that is pretty tough to pull off.last_img read more


Microsoft Trying Hard to Match AWS, Cuts Azure Pricing

first_imgTags:#cloud#news A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… joe brockmeier 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This should be fun. Just a few days after Amazon announced its 19th price cut, Microsoft is announcing its own price cuts for Azure Storage and Compute. If you’re looking at running a smaller instance with a 100MB database, you can now get one for less than $20 a month. If you’re doing heavy computing, though, Azure still seems a bit behind AWS.The cuts are 12% to Azure Storage (now $0.125 per GB), and the extra small compute instance for Azure has been dropped by 50% to $0.02 per hour. If you’re buying the six month plans, Microsoft has reduced storage prices by “up to 14%.”Comparing Azure to AWSMicrosoft breaks their prices down by month rather than by compute hour on their pricing calculator, so it’s not as simple as one might hope to compare pricing. But here’s how it breaks down, assuming 732 billable hours per month:Microsoft Extra Small (1GHz CPU, 768MB RAM, 20GB Storage): $0.02 per hour, $15.00 per monthMicrosoft Small (1.6GHz CPU, 1.75GB RAM, 225GB Storage): $0.123 per hour, $90.00 per monthMicrosoft Medium (2 x 1.6GHz CPU, 3.5GB RAM, 490GB Storage): $0.25 per hour, $180.00 per monthMicrosoft Large (4 x 1.6GHz CPU, 7GB RAM, 1,000GB Storage): $0.49 per hour, $360.00 per monthMicrosoft Extra Large (8 x 1.6GHz CPU, 14GB RAM, 2,040GB Storage): $0.98 per hour, $720 per monthHow does that stack up with AWS EC2 pricing? I took a look at the pricing for Windows instances on EC2, without any reserved pricing bonuses:AWS Micro (Up to 2 EC2 Compute Units in bursts, 613MB RAM, EBS Storage Only): $0.03 per hour, $21.96 per monthAWS Small (1 EC2 Compute Unit, 1.7GB RAM, 160GB Storage): $0.115 per hour, $84.19 per monthAWS Medium (2 EC2 Compute Units, 3.75GB RAM, 410GB Storage): $0.23 per hour, $168.36 per monthAWS Large (4 EC2 Compute Units, 7.5GB RAM, 850GB Storage): $0.46 per hour, $336.72 per monthAWS XL (8 EC2 Compute Units, 15GB RAM, 1,690GB Storage): $0.92 per hour, $673.44 per monthThe EC2 compute units are described as “the equivalent CPU capacity of a 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Opteron or 2007 Xeon processor,” so it doesn’t look like you’re getting quite the same horsepower out of an AWS compute unit, and AWS is more stingy with storage. AWS instances have a wee bit more RAM, though. Pricing-wise, AWS is coming in cheaper if you accept the instances as roughly equivalent.Where it gets trickier is if you opt for longer-term pricing with Azure. You can buy six month plans with Azure for “up to 20%” less on a monthly basis. Amazon has several tiers of reserved instances, and additional discounts for big spenders as we covered earlier this week.SQL Server PricingWhat gets trickier is adding in SQL server. If you want, specifically, Microsoft’s brand ‘o SQL, then you’re looking at Microsoft’s SQL Azure Database or running AWS EC2 Instances with SQL Server. Here you must choose large or XL instances, as AWS doesn’t offer micro, small or medium instances with SQL Server. You can run SQL Server Express Edition on any of the instance types, but for the full package you’re only going with the two higher-end instances.That inflates the pricing to $1.06 per hour for large instances, and $1.52 per hour for XL instances.Azure, on the other hand, charges by the size of the database and the number of databases. So comparing the two services gets pretty hairy if you factor in SQL Server.If you’re looking at a lot of compute instances, Amazon still seems to have the edge in pricing. One might also be tempted to look at AWS after the Azure meltdown at the end of February, though AWS has had its own issues.Microsoft does have plenty of money to throw at this, so this is unlikely to be the last price cut we see in 2012 from either vendor.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


Cancelo: ‘Walker above and beyond’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Joao Cancelo thanked Kyle Walker for “going above and beyond for the team” by taking the gloves in a 1-1 draw with Atalanta, but felt Manchester City were hard done by. With Ederson injured in the first half and Claudio Bravo sent off for taking down Josip Ilicic, Walker had to go in goal. “Going in goal is not my speciality! Kyle Walker showed a great attitude and he really went above and beyond for the team,” Cancelo told Sky Sport Italia. “It was a difficult moment, we needed someone to step up and Kyle did very well. After seeing the VAR, I think it’s impossible that the red card was given, because he didn’t touch Ilicic at all. This is not fair. “It was a deserved point, we are top of the group, have two games left and will try to do our best.” After his experiences in Serie A, how is Joao Cancelo finding his first season at Manchester City? “I am learning a lot with this coach, who I feel is the best in the world. I came here to work with Pep Guardiola and become the best.”last_img read more


ACT Raiders Weather the Victoria Storm

first_imgThe Raiders v Storm women’s showdown at Sunshine Coast Stadium presented as a veritable curtain raiser to next weekend’s NRL finals blockbuster in Melbourne’s AAMI Park, with Viking Claps aplenty and a buoyant crowd settling in with flags and hearts a flutter with state pride on the line.  And then there was one. To the penultimate match of the successful inaugural event, ACT Raiders Captain and number seven Sophie Broadhead, no doubt with the coach’s instructions and passion ringing in her ears, crossed for the opener after five minutes and two minutes later repeated the dose. Skirting the defence out wide and racing 30 metres to score the Raiders serving notice to their southern foes and Raiders’ rampage to come.  “You have to be good to beat the Storm and I think we were that in the end and a bit more,” he said departing with a wink and a wave.The Raiders wins did not end there- they continued to take out the overall Alliance Cup title for men and women. Final Score: ACT Raiders (7) Victoria Storm (1) At one stage ACT were called for having seven on the field but that didn’t seem to deter the Raiders and their barnstorming campaign was complete pushing their score out seven with seven to play. A try on the buzzer to the Raiders effectively sealed the win for the ACT girls bringing to five the Raiders tries and deficit. Play went to and fro, north and south in the second stanza and when the Viking Clap went up again at six nil up, the Storm seemingly used that as motivation going over for their first but albeit final touchdown. “But what really got me (this week) is how close we are as states now because of the Alliance and the distance we have come as an Alliance program and that we can only get better.” â€œAnd, to the rest of the teams (competing at Alliance Cup), I only say ‘look out, we can all only get better’ and we will bring that to the Elite Eight next year and beyond, you can be sure of that,” he said amid widespread applause and cheers at the event presentation ceremony.  The tale of the tape at game’s end was simply an outstanding and well drilled ACT women’s side that really stood up against another brave and determined Victoria Storm team. They really delivered when it really mattered saluting with a 7-1 victory for the ages. Another star attraction, Bec Beath then delivered a well-timed pass to Natalie Frizzell and then another to Nikki Stanley to set the Raiders on the path to their seventh straight win in the tournament and one hand well and truly on the trophy at 4-0.   For all the live streamed Grand Final action go to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel, TFATV (TFA homepage). Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.Related LinksACT Raiders Weather the Victoria Stormcenter_img And while this was a very satisfying victory for him personally and his team, coach Danny Goodwin was intent post-game to focus less on him and rather, the bigger picture. â€œTo my girls very well done; taking the concept of a new defence and while they might not have liked it at the start (cue crowd laughing), they put it together to get the win today was so special,” he said. And in a more reflective tone, the passionate Goodwin that we all know and love emerged. â€œThis competition though means a lot more to me than most people would probably know,” he reflected.  As the players jumped out of the blocks to the strains of Fall out Boys’ ‘Light ‘em up’ booming from the stadium speakers pre-match, the girls didn’t disappoint with the scoring starting early and despite the gloomy outlook. “We’ve been trying to get this on the table over a lot of years. When you consider the Raiders rolled the WA Tigers’ women 12-2 earlier in the day they were on something of a roll which coach Goodwin acknowledged. By @JulianTFA – Sunshine Coast Stadium, Queensland “The culture around this team is really good. The girls kept laughing and kept giggling all week but they were clinical today, mate.”  The sight of Australian and Alliance star, Percy sideline sans playing uniform (but with boots on, mind you) would have buoyed the ACT girls no doubt but in fairness the Storm girls were strong and rallied all game as a team without their inspirational captain. Broadhead caused the Storm all manner of headaches throughout and she was in good company. She was immense and instrumental in the outcome of this match and much of their campaign. Along with tournament MVP, Kelly Goodwin and a host of ACT stars they cruised along striking a blow most times they sailed close to the Storm line.  Officials: Dean McDonaldBrian Blechynden Rob McKay  Scorers: ACT Raiders: Broadhead and Player of the Final (3), Frizzell (1), Stanley (1), Grieve (1), McVicar (1)  Victoria Storm: Maitland (1).  last_img read more


9 months agoJuventus striker Dybala: Liverpool and Atletico Madrid the ‘worst’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus striker Dybala: Liverpool and Atletico Madrid the ‘worst’by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Paulo Dybala admits winning the Champions League is their priority this season.Juventus face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 next month.“The Champions League is the main objective for us this season and we’ll do everything we can to win it,” said Dybala. “Atletico Madrid are, along with Liverpool, the worst side we could’ve picked in the draw.” last_img read more


a month agoTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko: Leicester defeat painful

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko: Leicester defeat painfulby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits defeat to Leicester City was a blow.Sissoko has urged Tottenham to accept and move on quickly from their “painful” 2-1 defeat to Leicester.”There is a lot of frustration, but we need to accept it, even if it is painful because we have another game on Tuesday,” Sissoko said to Spurs TV.”Even if it is a cup game, we have to be focused on that game (now).”We need to work hard and analyse what went wrong (at Leicester) and move on.”We don’t have time to think too much because we have to recover as soon as possible and be ready for Tuesday if we want to have a good game and win.”There is a lot of frustration, but we need to move on.” last_img read more


Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair to probe Thunder Bay police

first_imgThe man who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that condemned Canada’s history with residential schools will now oversee a probe into a northwestern Ontario city’s police services board as the community grapples with tensions between its police force and Indigenous residents.The Ontario Civilian Police Commission says Sen. Murray Sinclair will lead an investigation into the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, which is responsible for a force that has come under fire from local Indigenous leaders in recent months.Several northwestern Ontario chiefs have criticized police handling of the deaths of local youths in the city, going so far as to ask the RCMP to take over the investigations.In May, the OCPC agreed to a request from one local leader to open an investigation into the police services board.Monday’s announcement naming Sinclair as the lead investigator also spelled out the OCPC’s specific concerns with Thunder Bay police.It says it has “serious concerns” with the quality of police probes into the youth deaths, statements made by members of the police board denying that racism is an issue, and the fact that the local police chief is now facing criminal charges.Police chief J.P. Levesque was charged with one count each of breach of trust and obstruction of justice in May.The OCPC said Sinclair’s investigation will examine many aspects of the Thunder Bay police board, including its policies, procedures and overall performance.“The OCPC investigation is not punitive and not directed to any specific conduct issues,” the Commission said in a statement on Monday. “Ultimately, there is a public interest in ensuring that the board is meeting its obligations.”The Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a political organization representing 49 First Nation communities in northern Ontario, applauded the appointment of Sinclair.“We are dismayed by the dysfunctionality of the Police Services Board, and are pleased that the provincial authority over police boards … has taken swift and meaningful action to address this crisis of confidence in policing,” NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said in a statement.Sinclair, the first Indigenous judge appointed in Manitoba, is expected to produce an interim report on the investigation by Oct. 31, and a final report by March 31 of next year.Tensions between Thunder Bay police and Indigenous communities have come to the fore in recent months due largely to the recent deaths of First Nations youth.Tammy Keeash, 17, was in care at a Thunder Bay group home, far from her community of North Caribou Lake First Nation, when she disappeared on May 8. Her body was pulled from the Neebing McIntyre floodway seven hours after she was reported missing.Days later, the body of 14-year-old Josiah Begg from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation was found in the McIntyre River after a lengthy search.The Thunder Bay force is still actively investigating both deaths, as well as another that occurred nearly two years ago.Stacy DeBungee, 41, was pulled from the same river in October 2015. According to a statement posted on his family’s lawyer’s website, Thunder Bay police publicly declared DeBungee’s death non-suspicious within three hours of when his body was found and non-criminal the next day.DeBungee’s family filed a complaint with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, which has since been expanded to include the deaths of Keeash and Begg. That investigation, which is separate from the probe led by Sinclair, is ongoing.Local chiefs travelled to the provincial legislature last month to plead with the RCMP to take over the investigations, citing mistrust of the force in Thunder Bay.In June, Ontario’s chief coroner asked York Regional Police to get involved in the investigation of Begg and Keeash. Thunder Bay police welcomed the coroner’s decision to bring outside help, saying more investigative resources will serve the interests of the public and the families.last_img read more


PRRD opens emergency operations centre after landslide

first_imgEarly Sunday, YRB said any residents that need help could also contact them or call the RCMP.For more pictures and video of the slide, click here. UPDATE – A small number of residents living near the Peace River Lookout have been evacuated.  Read more by clicking here.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has opened it’s emergency operations centre after a landslide on the Old Fort Road.The landslide happened sometime overnight Saturday and has blocked the Old Fort Road and residents who live in the Old Fort from accessing Fort St. John. The Peace River Regional District says a preliminary assessment from an engineer says there is no immediate risk to the community.Road access could be limited for 1-2 days. Residents are being asked to shelter in place (stay at home) unless advised by emergency personnel.  The Peace River Regional District is asking that the public stay clear of the slide area and do not cross as it is still active and continues to move.The Peace River Regional District is also asking the public to stay away from the Peace River Lookout on 265 Road (end of 100th Street).  Although the landslide can be seen from the Peace River Lookout, the area is unstable and still active and those viewing the slide from this area could be putting themselves at risk.  The Peace River Regional District will be putting measures in place to control and prohibit movement in this area for the safety of the public.The public needs to stay clear of the slide area and do not cross it as it is still active and continues to move.Residents requiring information or assistance may call the Peace River Regional District 250 784-3200.last_img read more


Rest Wont Help The Cavs — And They Wont Need Any Help

To say the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors have taken different paths to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals would be quite the understatement. The Cavs easily swept their first two series, against the Pistons and Hawks; the Raptors were pushed to seven games in each of theirs, with the Pacers and Heat. Toronto played its last game this past Sunday; Cleveland last played the Sunday before that. As a result, LeBron & Co. have an enormous advantage in the rest department heading into Game 1 at home Tuesday night. But will it help the Cavs much? Don’t bank on it.The Cavs already enter the series as heavy favorites: Our Elo-based forecast gives them a 74 percent chance of prevailing. And the seven-day rest differential over the Raptors is tied for second among the 230 playoff series occurring in the second round or later since 1984, when the league launched the 16-team playoff format. (The largest difference in time off was nine days, in the 2004 Pacers-Heat series.)Such a long layoff for one team and a tight turnaround for the other can spin either way — rest or rust — but there isn’t any statistical evidence that inequalities in rest between series help or harm teams in the playoffs.We looked at this a couple of ways. First, if either rust or exhaustion is going to have an effect, it’s most likely to come in Game 1 of a new series. Using both teams’ pre-series Elo ratings (FiveThirtyEight’s pet method of estimating a team’s strength at a given moment), we can calculate expected point differentials for those opening games and then compare them to the games’ actual scoring margins. Teams that got more days off than their opponent did not do better than expected in these Game 1s, in terms of their expected point margins; any benefit of extra rest wasn’t statistically significant. But that’s just looking at Game 1s. What about the whole series? As a second pass at the question, we used a logistic regression — a nifty statistical tool for examining outcomes such as wins and losses — to test whether the difference in rest days between the two teams had any impact on the series outcome, after accounting for the series’ Elo-based forecast. The series projection had major significance in predicting who went on to win — no surprise there. But the differential between teams in rest days was not a statistically significant factor, just as in our analysis of Game 1s.But smoking out relationships between rest and rust and the outcome of a series overlooks the most important factor: the quality of the teams. A breakdown of the average differential in Elo between the two teams, sorted by difference in the number of days off between series, shows that better teams are more likely to close out their series quickly, and worse teams that do win are more likely to do so in a longer series.For the Cavs-Raptors series, what really matters is not Cleveland’s long vacation nor Toronto’s heavy workload, but the simple fact that the Cavs are the better team. Rest was never going to change that.Check out our NBA playoff predictions. read more