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Caustic Soda Victim Dies

first_imgKelvin Duo, 29, who mistakenly drank caustic soda and needed urgent surgery outside the country to remove the blockage caused by scarring in his throat, has died.Kelvin died on Saturday, April 23, at a local health center in Monrovia as his father, Kaplah Duo, desperately pleaded for financial assistance to take his son to Ghana, the nearest country, for surgery that could save his life. (Daily Observer April 15 edition).Kelvin described by his father as “a talented young man with great potential”, was a nursing student at the Monrovia Bible College Nursing School. His ordeal began on January 26 this year when he mistakenly drank a cup of diluted caustic soda that was placed by mistake where the drinking water gallons are usually located in the living room of his parents’ home in Paynesville’s Outland Community. He suffered from esophageal stenosis, a blockage of the throat as a result of scars from the sores caused by drinking the caustic soda.After seeking medical attention at various health facilities in the country, the Duo family lost hope because their son’s condition was not improving. This is because the operation that was needed to save Kelvin’s life could not be performed in the country. This prompted Kelvin’s father, Kaplah, to solicit public assistance, but his effort did not get the needed result before his son succumbed over the weekend.“Nothing used to come or go out of Kelvin’s throat because the passage was blocked by scars, a condition which worsened until he died,” Mr. Duo lamented.After drinking the caustic soda, Kelvin had been immediately taken to the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital where the esophageal and intestinal sores were treated and pronounced cured. However, a much more difficult condition emerged – esophageal stenosis, a blockage of the throat as a result of scars from the sores cause by the caustic soda.Medical experts, including Dr. Dopoe, a veteran ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, then advised that the patient be taken out of the country for further surgery. According to Mr. Duo, Dr. Dopoe recommended Ghana as the nearest country that such a procedure could be performed.“But again time was no longer in Kelvin’s favor because funding that was urgently needed to take him out of the country for the surgical treatment,” did not arrive in time.The proposed surgery in Ghana would have cost about US$10,000, including accommodation and other fees.Kelvin’s remains have been deposited at a local funeral home, while the bereaved family arranges for his burial on Saturday, April 30. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Concert moved from Greek to Gibson

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Due to the fires in Griffith Park, the Loreena McKennitt concert schedule at The Greek today has been moved to the Gibson Amphitheatre. The concert will start 8:30 p.m. All Greek Theatre tickets must be exchanged at the Gibson Amphitheatre box office upon entry. The Gibson box office will be open at 5 p.m. The Gibson Amphitheatre, formerly Universal Amphitheatre, is located at 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City, about 7 miles from the Greek Theatre. For more information, call The Greek Theatre at (323) 665-5857 or the Gison Amphitheatre at (818) 622-4440 or visit http://www.hob.com/venues/concerts/gibson/index.asp last_img read more

BOOK OF CONDOLENCE OPENED AS TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR FORMER TAOISEACH GARRET FITZGERALD

first_imgDEPUTY Joe McHugh is to open a book of condolence at his office in Letterkenny tomorrow to remember the former Taoiseach Garrett Fitzgerald.The former Fine Gael leader, who was 85, died in hospital earlier this morning surrounded by his family.Tributes have been pouring in to the former leader of the country including many from Donegal. Both former TD Paddy Harte and current Minister of State Dinny McGinley have recalled the influence Dr.Fitzgerald had on their careers.Deputy McGinley said it was Dr.Fitzgerald who first encouraged him to stand for Fine Gael after being a student of his at UCD.Deputy McHugh will open the book of condolence at his office at Lower Main Street at 10am.BOOK OF CONDOLENCE OPENED AS TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR FORMER TAOISEACH GARRET FITZGERALD was last modified: May 19th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL – HAVE YOU WON FREE ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE

first_imgWe had another great weekend at Voodoo Venue, and while we were all disappointed that both Donegal teams lost their respective All-Ireland finals against Kingdom, we’re still very proud of both teams.So much so that for tonight’s HIJACKED TUESDAY the theme is DONEGAL night.You will get a FREE shot if you come to Voodoo tonight with your DONEGAL jersey on. We’re very proud of the teams, and we want you to show them your support too, so make sure to wear your DONEGAL jersey tonight at Voodoo Venue.Every week Voodoo Venue and Donegal Daily run a picture special competition on the website.One lucky reveller will win FREE ENTRY for four and a FREE bottle of CHAMPAGNE on arrival the next time they decide to go to Voodoo.If your face is circled above then contact Voodoo on Facebook to claim your prize.  VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL – HAVE YOU WON FREE ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:champagneEntertainmentFeaturesFree entrypicture specialVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

FUFA, the Cranes coaches and players will always give their best

first_img Tags: FUFAFufa PresidentMoses MagogotopUganda coaches Comments Fufa President Moses MagogoMy previous article and personal opinion about Uganda qualifying to the World Cup has generated a series of interpretations and interest. Many have seen my perspective while others have taken their own context but variance in opinion should generate debate and consequently solutions. I have achieved my objective of debate.However, I thought it is prudent that I take another step to elucidate.My opinion in the article is that Uganda as a country, we are not ready to go to the World Cup. As a country I refer to the mindset and efforts of Ugandans in our different would be contributions to the cause. Nonetheless, the Uganda Cranes as a team has defied the odds and technically proven we are ready to beat the best team on the continent. I strongly believe in FUFA, the coaches, and playersQualification to the World Cup is not for the individuals playing or managing the team but a host of values to our nation. The Socio-economic value of this achievement is immeasurable and cannot be monetized nor causally discussed.It generates a lot of intense international media for our country for a period of not less than 8 months and will always be used as an identity many years to come. This will trigger foreign investment and boost tourism.The sense of patriotism it generates for the citizens will definitely yield more productivity for the economy.Football and the individual players will directly earn millions of dollars in forex which will catapult the turnaround of the sports industry in Uganda going professional and consequently sport will become an economic activity for the youthNow what is frustrating is that despite these huge values, as a country we don’t seem to appreciate the price and value of the opportunity we hold in our hands. FUFA, the Players, and the Coaches have done their part to this point. I have appreciated our Sponsors, Paying Fans and the government for the previous investment but all this will come to nothing if the final bend is not financed. Preparing for the World Cup Qualification is a huge cost that many Federations in Africa cannot finance. Everywhere else it is governmentWe have also proven that on all occasions we have been financed, results have come by irrespective of the source of funding. We always struggle when we lack funds. We compromise many preparation and logistics plans to fit in the budget. This ultimately affects results. We should stop thinking in terms of luck. At this level, it is performance obtained from preparations and you can see only small moments separate us but they normally go to the more preparedI, however, wish to address in detail 4 issues that have emerged from my opinion and article;1) Demotivation;There are those who genuinely have seen this as a demotivation to the players but there is no bigger demotivation to these players like looking behind and don’t see the nation behind them. They have thrown their bodies on the line for our country but as the fans, corporate world and Government have we responded in comparative to the competition we face? Words of “Kola ng’omuddu olye ng’omwami” will not provide pension to these players one day when they quit football. It is better we address the challenge than pretense. Let the fans pay and fill the stadium, let more corporate organisations market their brands using the match and team and let the government from the consolidated fund finance the activities of preparation and motivation. In the modern game World over Players are fulltime professionals working for money and are motivated or demotivated by what they take home not by words2) Gate FeesIn some circles, this debate has been brought down to gate fees. First and foremost we should not confuse ourselves that gate collection can be a solution to the cost of the National Team. This is lowering the level of debate. Secondly, pricing is a science and we have the experience and statistics over 12 years and lowering fees does not necessarily bring in more fans. Logically if it is that easy don’t you think FUFA would wish to get more collections but are we that daft not to think like many? Scientific proof is that even the discounted tickets are not bought as much.Lowering entrance fees only makes it easier for football fans but not a significant increase in numbers. We sell passion and this is not like buying a product for use where one could choose to forego or take a lower quality. The typical football fans who will watch the Uganda Cranes any day is about 10,000 come rain come shine come cost. The full stadium is only for the occasions of the 3rd home and final match with hope to qualify to AFCON.3) Match FixingThere also those who have interpreted my comments as having sold the match. First and foremost such people forget that we are football fans like any other before we become officials and players. We love our country and we wish our heroic performances bring happiness to our citizens. Secondly using logic, how does an administrator fix a result? We don’t get onto the pitch or are we suggesting we command the players to fix the match. This is very insensitive to what these players have given to this country in the circumstances. This is not the love they need. On more specific note, these people raising such baseless claims have no idea of the World and Life Legacy we stand to get as officials and players if Uganda qualified to the World Cup. Directly Football and Players stand to earn millions of US Dollars with qualification. No amount of money can be exchanged. Let us ignore this street talk and think of solutions4) AccountabilityWhen we call upon the nation to understand the cost of managing this team, there are some voices that FUFA is not accountable and it is the reason the government is not contributing. How I wish we got this comment from Government itself instead of individuals who are not the government. I should put it clearly that we submitted the required national team areas of support and expected income to government categorically separated as 2016/7 and 2017/8 Financial Periods. Since February 2017 we engaged government on these matters and we have answered every question asked. We currently have certificates of accountabilities issued by the government for every coin we received. There is no unaccounted for monies. So those raising such issues are just buying cheap propaganda. Using logic who in this country can spend government money without accountability and apprehension?I am sure many once again will attempt to spin or misinterpret or understand this article in their own context but the fact is we have the experience of managing the Uganda Cranes to success hitherto unheard of and therefore we believe we should be listened to and judged better.I call upon the fans to pay and watch the match in numbers, the corporate World to use this match and team to market their brands and build their sales volumes and the government to finance the national team. This is the only way we can respond to the challenges that the team faces not name calling. The best gift government can give Ugandans in the circumstances is supporting the World Cup cause.All written here and in the previous article is my personal opinion and not that FUFAIt is Our Game, It is Our CountryEng. Moses MagogoFUFA PresidentCAF Executive Committeelast_img read more

Uganda, South Africa unbeaten to final as USA registers first win

first_imgShe cranes players take a break after one of the quarters yesterday (photo by Javira Ssebwami)KAMPALA – The USA registered their first ever win at the World University Netball Championship on Thursday with victory over Singapore. The Americans, losers of all their matches in the first two editions of the biennial competition, took on Singapore after four consecutive losses at this years’ event.The team captain Amara Mbionwu led her side to their best ever performance. Right from the first whistle, you could see they were not about to lose again as they eventually cruised to a 41-37 victory.It has been a show of centuries as the top two teams at the championship cruised to Friday’s final as hosts Uganda thrashed Zimbabwe to 104-10 victory and defending champions South Africa beat up on Sri Lanka 133-24.South Africa and Uganda have fired in over 100 goals per game in eight of their 10 group matches.The gulf in form was visibly clear right from the opening day and no wonder the fact that the two sides made it to the final didn’t get anyone by surpriseSouth Africa’s 116-6 win over Sri Lanka and Uganda’s 133-24 defeat also of Sri Lanka are so far the tournament’s biggest results.The gulf in form has however raised the concern of some authorities.“There is a huge disparity in form and something should be done,” noted Africa Netball president Tebogo Lebotse-Sebego.The two nations’ supremacy is exhibited in virtually all aspects of the game. The International Netball Federation rankings probably say it all. While South Africa is Africa’s top nation in the fifth position on the 35 nation table, Uganda is seventh.Zimbabwe in 13, Singapore at 21 and Sri Lanka at 26 are the only other ranked nations amongst the countries competing in Kampala.The final between Uganda and South Africa is on at 6pm on Friday.Day 1 results:South Africa 117 USA 4Zimbabwe 44 Sri Lanka 31Singapore 39 Kenya 38Uganda 102 USA 16Day 2 results:Uganda 105 v Kenya 15South Africa 116 v Sri Lanka 6Zimbabwe 40 v USA 28Uganda 77 v Singapore 19Day 3 results:Zimbabwe 28 v Kenya 41South Africa 92 v Singapore 11Uganda 133 v Sri Lanka 24USA 40 v Kenya 44South Africa 105 v Zimbabwe 12Day 4 results:Singapore 37 v USA 41Sri Lanka 33 v Kenya 62Uganda 104 v Zimbabwe 10Singapore 62 v Sri Lanka 37South Africa 91 v Kenya 7Day 5 schedule:08:00: Sri Lanka v USA10:00: Singapore v Zimbabwe12:00: South Africa v Uganda18:00: Finals20:00: Medal ceremonyComments Tags: she cranestopWorld University Netball Championships 2018last_img read more

Live playoff updates: Sharks vs. Golden Knights, Game 1 on Wednesday

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 1 of the Sharks’ first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at SAP Center.The series is a rematch from last year’s second-round playoff series in which the then-expansion Golden Knights beat the Sharks in 6 games while advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.San Jose (46-27-9), which finished second in the Pacific Division, won just one of its four games against Vegas this season — …last_img read more

New ‘living fossil’ joins coelacanth

first_img27 October 2006A PhD student from Johannesburg’s Wits University has uncovered a 360-year-old fossil of a small boneless fish species still found swimming, largely unchanged, in today’s waters – again proving that South Africa is a rich repository of evidence of the evolution of life on earth.The lamprey, a parasite that sucks the blood of other fish, joins South Africa’s coelacanth as one of the world’s remarkable “living fossils”.Robert Gess, a student at the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, found the fossil fish after slowly chipping away at 300 cubic metres of rock with a penknife. The rock was recovered after blasting for the construction of the N2 bypass around Grahamstown nearly 25 years ago.The find is described in the 26 October 2006 issue of Nature, the world’s most prestigious scientific journal, in a paper co-authered by Gess and his supervisors, Professor Bruce Rubidge of Wits and Dr Mike Coats of the University of Chicago.“Apart from being the oldest fossil lamprey yet discovered, this fossil shows that lampreys have been parasitic for at least 360-million years,” Rubidge said. The find is 35-million years older than the next-oldest lamprey fossil so far discovered.The fossil of Priscomyzon riniensis, a species of lamprey that lived 360-million years ago. Lampreys are boneless, so fossils of the fish are rare (Image: Nature)Lampreys are long, eel-like parasites that attach themselves to and feed on other fish. Of the 46 000 known species of vertebrates, lampreys and hagfish are the only surviving jawless vertebrates. Lampreys are also the most primitive of the vertebrates, having changest the least from their earliest ancestors. Other than having no jaws, lampreys have no paired pectoral and pelvic fins, and no scales.A drawing taken from the fossil parasite. The lamprey’s mouth parts are clearly visible (Image: Nature)“This fossil changes how we look at lampreys today,” said Coates. “They’re very ancient, very primitive animals, yet with highly specialised feeding habits.”The new fossil shows that the anatomical evolution of lampreys has been more conservative than scientists thought, Coates said. Although they’ve lengthened slightly, they specialised early and successfully in their evolution and so have remained largely unchanged for the past 360 million years.The find is also remarkable for being a nearly complete soft tissue impression. Without bones or much cartilage, lampreys don’t fossilise easily, so preserved specimens are rare.“These are pretty insubstantial animals,” Coates said. “Lacking a bony skeleton, they rot down, leaving no hard parts like a skull or ribs. So if a fossil site is discovered that yields impressions of the delicate remains of these animals, then this site needs to be explored thoroughly for other examples of exceptional preservation.”The scientists will continue to sort through much of the indeterminate material that is emerging from the ongoing dig.Dedication and passion“This discovery is a monument to the dedication and passion of [Gess], who has spent many months patiently excavating and unearthing the elusive secrets from the prehistoric past,” Rubidge said.Gess has named the specimen Priscomyzon riniensis. The first name is Latin, meaning “ancient lamprey”, and Rini is the isXhosa name for Grahamstown. Preserved showing the underside, the fossil is less than five centimetres long and features a set of 14 teeth surrounding the mouth that is proportionately larger than its descendents today.“The most striking feature of Priscomyzon is its large oral disc, edged with a soft outer lip, supported by an annular cartilage, and surrounding a circular mouth,” the authors wrote in Nature. “This is the first clear evidence of a Palaeozoic lamprey with an oral disc.”According to the scientists, this find greatly adds to what was a severely limited lamprey fossil record and, for the first time, places the origin of modern lamprey morphology deep within the Palaeozoic period. It adds essential new detail to the emerging and changing picture of early vertebrate evolution.Until now, the lamprey fossil record included only those that show a side view but reveal little of the gill basket and feeding apparatus.The new South African fossil shows that these anatomically specialised fish are holdovers from ancient marine ecosystems. Obviously exceptional survivors, these animals predate the advent of modern fish and have survived the world’s four major extinction events.“There are few representatives of these early branches in vertebrate evolution that are still around today,” Coates said. Although highly specialised in their own right, these primitive animals are used as surrogate ancestors for comparative research on living jawed vertebrates.“It gives us a calibration point,” Coates said. “We study lampreys because, in many respects, they’re so primitive. They never had jaws, they never had [true] teeth, they never had fins, they never had limbs. Lampreys provide a glimpse of conditions early in vertebrate evolutionary history.”The lamprey lifecycleNearly 50 species of lampreys are found today in temperate rivers and coastal seas. Some live in fresh water for their entire lives, but most are anadromous, hatching in fresh water, migrating to the ocean to grow and mature, and migrating back to fresh water to spawn and reproduce.When adult lampreys return to fresh water, they stop feeding during winter and spawn the following spring. Eggs hatch after about three weeks and become blind larvae, called ammocoetes. After four to seven years, the ammocoetes metamorphose into juvenile lampreys called macropthalmia, which migrate out to the ocean and become parasitic adult lampreys, living just a year or two and growing up to 60 centimetres long.Lampreys have a sucker-like mouth with a ring of cartilage that supports the rim of the mouth. It fastens on to a living fish with its teeth, rasps at the host’s soft tissues with its piston-like tongue, produces strands of mucus to trap the food and feeds on the body fluids. A fish attacked by lampreys may be severely injured or even killed. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Springbok Women aiming high in France

first_img28 July 2014The Springbok Women’s Rugby team departed from Johannesburg on Sunday, bound for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, with high hopes of achieving their best ever finish in the international spectacle following months of preparation and specialist skills training.The World Cup, which will be hosted in Marcoussis outside of Paris, will mark the third successive appearance in the tournament for the South African national women’s team.They have been drawn in a very challenging pool that also includes Australia, hosts and Six Nations champions France and Wales.‘Pleased’“We have been working very hard in the last few months on our conditioning, technique and our game plan and I am pleased to see the level at which the team is now,” Springbok Women’s coach Lawrence Sephaka said in a statement.“We are also pleased that the players had the opportunity to test themselves against the Nomads and France on the warm-up tour, so I am satisfied with our preparation. It is now time for the players to show us what they are capable of against quality opposition.”However, given the Springbok Women’s tough pool and the team’s previous results in the World Cup – they finished 12th in the 2006 World Cup and 10th in the 2010 World Cup – Sephaka said their main goal was to record their best finish yet in the tournament.‘A tough pool’“Ideally we would like to advance to the playoff stages of the Women’s World Cup,” he explained, “but we have to be realistic about our expectations as we have been drawn in a tough pool and we do not play as often as many other teams participating in the competition because women’s rugby is still developing steadily in South Africa.“But we believe in our abilities and we have no doubt that we have made significant progress as a team since the 2010 World Cup, so the most important thing for us is to show that in our performances and hopefully see the results in our position at the conclusion of the tournament.”Television broadcastThe team’s first two pool matches against Australia and France will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 on DSTV. Their final pool game against Wales can be viewed on live streaming on the IRB Women’s World Cup website www.rwcwomens.comA R2.3-million grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund made the Springbok Women’s Rugby team’s participation in the tournament possible.Springbok Women’s 2014 WRWC Pool FixturesFriday, 1 Aug: SA vs Australia, MarcoussisTuesday, 5 Aug: SA vs France, MarcoussisSaturday, 9 Aug: SA vs Wales, MarcoussisSAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Let’s Move Away From Social Media and Get Down to Business

first_imgEditor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb!Social media once served as a term to help people understand the concepts that have risen over the past several years. It helped people understand the tools that can be used to gain a web presence. But the term took too broad of a meaning. At some point, a nervous rush ensued. Everyone needed a social media strategy. In the process, the term and the rush for “social media” adoption became ripe for satire: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts alex williams A More Holistic ApproachBut that’s only part of the story. The other, more accurate story, reflects a trend toward a more holistic approach in the enterprise. Social media may only represent the tools we use but social computing reflects a deeper view of how the enterprise will adopt this new generation of lightweight technologies. We disagree that executives will continue to shun the term “social.” If they continue to do so, they will be swept out by a generation of far more modern managers.Still, companies lack the capabilities and the discipline to develop operations that integrate lightweight applications into the enterprise. They need help. They use the new tools available but lack the experience for implementation. There is a need for more community managers who can help with the overall approach. These people are not “social media” managers. They use social media tools to help join a culture that is fragmented in part due to the “data silo” approach that has become predominant in the enterprise.We spoke with the people behind two consulting companies about their approach to social computing in the enterprise: Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0 and the Dachis Group.Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0 is a new consulting company started by Dion Hinchcliffe and Michael Krigsman. The enterprise, in their view, is still wary of social computing. They are primarily concerned about risk, control and trust. To succeed with social computing, the enterprise has to work toward three major goals:Address key business concernsDemonstrate business valueAcquire social computing competencyBoth Krigsman and Hinchcliffe are respected members of the Enterprise 2.0 community. Hinchliffe is the founder of Hinchliffe and Associates. Krigsman leads Asuret, a company that focuses on project intelligence and risk navigation. They work exclusively with Socialtext, led by Ross Mayfield. Socialtext predates the Enterprise 2.0 movement.Their approach is a combination of Hinchliffe’s 20 years of experience as an enterprise architect and Krigsman’s long time work examining IT failure. Socialtext is their de-facto technology environment, which they chose after a review of about 70 companies. The company begins its project by gathering intelligence, followed by tool integration, community management development and a degree of project intelligence to define the risks involved. “We gather strategic intelligence to avoid the downsides and reduce project waste,” Krigsman said in an interview. “We leverage best of breed social tools and build social computing competency.”Here’s a full look at their approach:Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0 OverviewView more documents from Dion Hinchcliffe.Dachis GroupDachis sees the enterprise going through an age-old transformation. Traditional software is essentially adapting to a new age. They call their approach: “Social Business Design.” Social Business Design, as they view it, is the process of creating socially calibrated and dynamic business systems, process and culture. That’s a mouth full but it reflects the enterprise demand for measured systems that show people are being productive and getting the work done.Unlike Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0, Dachis is technology agnostic, partnering with vendors when it makes sense.The Dachis approach puts a large emphasis on the need to focus on process, culture and technology. This means creating a plan for systems architecture, helping companies adapt to the cultural changes involved and all the aspects of the enterprise that need to be taken into consideration. This means understanding issues about governance and having a pretty keyed in measurement strategy.Here’s their slide deck. It’s a long one but it moves along. Pretty good, overall:Social Business Design: The Enterprise is Dead. Long Live the Enterprise!View more presentations from Jeffreydachis.Last Words About Social MediaSocial media is still a term we use. But it has become so cliche that it is somewhat of a turn off. It’s important to distinguish that the people who have championed the cause for social computing are often deeply involved with the “social media” community. They are important people in the enterprise who should be sought for leadership in bringing the world of social computing to the ways we conduct business.Social media sounds too much like buzz hype. We need to get down to business. Social computing is a good thing. But even better is the proof that these practices work so we may use tools that help get the work done. Tags:#enterprise#Trends center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Sometimes, it feels like terms we thought had some meaning really don’t apply as much anymore.Take the term “social media,” as an example.It’s like every SEO marketer decided that “social media,” was the ticket to a sweet consulting gig. Just look at Twitter. You find a lot of social media experts with tens of thousands of followers. Kind of feels like you are looking down a street filled with hucksters. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more