Training offered on webOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today On-line management training will be offered to Institute of Directors membersthrough its new iod.com enterprise, launched at the conference.Training modules and live training courses can be e-mailed or sent as videosdirectly to an executive’s desk or PC at home as part of the new service.”Many business executives are still struggling to understand exactlyhow the Internet can revolutionise their business and are nervous abouttransactions,” said chief executive of iod.com Andrew Main Wilson.”We believe the iod.com brand will provide reassurance.”It will also offer an on-line jobs market, with posts ranging fromsecretaries to chairmen, on-line networking and business news. For manybusinesses the most significant development will be the bulk purchasing throughe-commerce that iod.com promises to arrange. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Sunrise Retreat at Sunrise Beach on the Sunshine Coast sleeps 10 and comes with its own resort-size pool with a 25m lap lane, a water slide plus a commercial grade gym. Picture: Luxico/Supplied.His tips for anyone wanting to list their luxury home was to ensure it was “something special” — whether for its views, architectural features, position or features.“In Queensland it is always handy to have a pool as well. We’ve got properties with tiny pools but just something to beat that Australian summer heat is very popular with our international guests. Exclusivity too, if it has private beach access, that’s ideal.”The most amazing home he’s seen is Alkira in the Daintree rainforest.“It reminds of a James Bondesque property. In terms of wow factor it really blows you away. I remember the first time I physically saw it in the flesh, it’s incredible.”He said guests were sometimes “almost speechless” with some properties such as Alkira.“It commands respect that combination of striking architecture versus the oldest rainforest in the world — it’s absolutely formidable.” Brisbane’s pornstar house has sold Alkira’s design leaves many people speechless.The cherry on top was that each also had its “very own personal concierge” — whose job it was to set the home to the star’s exact specifications with “a knack for making the impossible possible” and available 24/7.From securing celebrity chefs to cook dinner, to personal whale watching sessions and surf lessons with a professional surfer, nothing was too much, said Luxico co-founder Alexandra Ormerod.“The more unusual requests I’ve seen include Steinway pianos, a portable Jacuzzi, high-spec gym equipment, re-furnishing of homes to match the home of the guest and very specific grocery provisioning including one guest who requested a single croissant be personally collected and delivered from Melbourne’s ‘Lune’ and delivered to his doorstep at 6am every morning).”Concierge Will Mein, who regularly drops everything to prepare luxury homes across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales for celebrities, said privacy and security were must-haves with the third being that the guest felt “at home”. This stunning property called Alkira is one of the homes available for short stay rentals.Sports stars, celebrities and the mega rich are boosting the rise in short term stays at elite Aussie homes, where rent from $42K a week also secures a concierge who takes even the wackiest request seriously.Superstars as diverse as Novak Djokovic, the Beckhams and some of the biggest music stars on tour were among those drawn away from hotel suites towards luxury holiday homes, with sites like Luxico where some of the world’s most beautiful properties were listed, officials confirmed.Rent started from $6,000 a night and the homes available were worth megamillions — from jawdropping designs like the futuristic Alkira in Queensland’s Daintree forest and award-winning Azure on the Sunshine Coast to apartments overlooking Sydney Harbour. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Among other was “a billionaire tech whiz” who requested particularly pastries and sourdough bread to be delivered at 7am with a very specific type of French hot chocolate. “It had to be ordered in for him from overseas. At first it was a one off but once he had that first taste, he wanted it every morning and made fresh every day for him.”The team have also turned three bedrooms into massive closets for “a visiting pop star” who needed the space for her clothes and shoes.“The baggage that arrived at the house was more than all my possession put together.”Mr Mein, whose background was hospitality and events management, also got property management accreditation to prepare for the role.“I’ve come from a fine dining background as well and dealt with a lot of celebrities in the past and learnt to take it in my stride.” Would you pay $2m to rent this? More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoNovak Djokovic stayed at a Luxico property in Melbourne during the Australian Open. Picture: Instagram/@djokernole.“They just want to feel like they’re in a home as opposed to being in a hotel,” he told The Sunday-Mail.He’s had his share of “outlandish requests” too, spread across Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast, Noosa surrounds, Sydney and Melbourne.”There was a statewide blackout and the guest’s management team wanted the blackout resolved which was not the easiest thing to do. We do the best we can to facilitate. I had it on good authority from the power company that it was going to be a short blackout, so I just made sure that everyone was calm and conformable in the house. “Funny thin is the guest, who was a sportsman, actually slept through the whole thing and had no idea it even happened. 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Learn how keyboard shortcuts can speed up your color correcting process in this video tutorial.Color correcting your footage is a really important step in the post-production process if you want to improve the look of your video. High-end productions normally use software that has traditionally be designated “color correction” software like DaVinci Resolve or SpeedGrade, but if you’re not looking to spend a lot of time color correcting you could always do it right in Final Cut Pro X.Even better, instead of using your mouse to do color correcting, you can speed up your workflow using your computer keyboard. Keyboards offer a faster workflow than simply using a mouse. In the following tutorial from MacBreak Studio we learn how to use a keyboard to do color correction inside Final Cut Pro X. The video covers:Assigning Keyboard ShortcutsCopying Color CorrectionsToggling CorrectionsIf you’re looking for a good place to start learning shortcuts, check out our post about using keyboard shortcuts in Final Cut Pro X.This video was first shared by MacBreak Studio on the Pixel Corps YouTube Channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Have you ever used keyboard shortcuts to color correct in FCPX? Have any tips? Share in the comments below
This film shows the creative potential of projection mapping in organic environments.Most video producers and filmmakers are accustomed to having their finished work projected on a flat screen, but have you ever seen footage projected on organic surfaces? That’s exactly what Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad did in their art film Projections in the Forest.Instead of using a traditional projection mapping surface like a screen, building or wedding cake, the artists decided to use the rugged and organic surfaces found in the forest, from mushrooms to spiderwebs. The result is an avatar-like image that can only be described as amazing.The film was inspired by a natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence, the emission of light by a living organism. The filmmakers took careful considerations when projecting their video on the forest to play off the natural beauty and shape of the objects in nature, rather than simply project a square image on them.If you haven’t already seen the video here it is:As you can probably imagine, shooting the video was quite a feat to accomplish. In the following behind the scenes video you can see what went into creating this innovative project. The artists had to work day and night to get the perfect shots, while overcoming some challenging obstacles like frogs jumping, lining up the projections, and working with a complicated rig.From the video we can see that Friedrich and Tarek used a combination of Photoshop and After Effects to create the luminescent designs.If you want to read more about Projections in the Forest check out the website that Friedrich and Tarek created for the project. On the website you can read more about how they got the shots, where they drew their inspiration from, how they prepared, and the entire production process.What did you think about this video and technique? Share in the comments below.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was on Monday appointed as Sri Lanka’s captain for all three formats for next month’s tour of England, following Kumar Sangakkara’s resignation after the World Cup.T Dilshan has been appointed Sri Lanka captain for next month’s England tour. AP”Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is proud to announce the appointment of of TM Dilshan as the national captain in all three formats of the game for Sri Lanka’s tour of England in May 2011,” a Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) statement said.The selectors, however, have not named a vice-captain for the tour because “the prospective candidates are nursing injuries, and their availability for the forthcoming tour is still in question.”Sangakkara had resigned from the post of Sri Lanka captain a few days after his team’s loss to India in the final of the World Cup, their second successive loss in the title clash of the quadrennial extravaganza.A day later, vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene and all the national selectors also resigned from their respective posts.The 34-year-old Dilshan, currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore, had previously led Sri Lanka in two Twenty2O internationals in 2008 and 2009, and also during a five-match ODI series in Zimbabwe in 2010.The big-hitting opener’s appointment to the top post ended the speculation over whether he, or the 23-year-old all-rounder Angelo Mathews, would be named as Sangakkara’s immediate successor.With exactly 500 runs under his belt, Dilshan was also the highest run-scorer in the 2011 World Cup, surpassing the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, player-of-the-tournament Yuvraj Singh and Sangakkara.advertisementDilshan has till date represented Sri Lanka in 66 Tests and scored 3990 runs at an average of 42.44 with 11 centuries and 16 half fifties to his credit.In 203 ODIs, Dilshan has accumulated 5456 runs at an average of 36.61 with 160 being his highest score. He has also played 32 Twenty20 Internationals for Sri Lanka.- With PTI inputs
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan defender Calabria: I’ve never seen a striker like Higuainby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan defender Davide Calabria admits he appreciates working with Gonzalo Higuain.The striker is currently struggling for goals.But Calabria says, “I told my agent that I’d never seen a striker like Higuain. He’s very good and always done well wherever he’s played.“Is there a problem with him? No, there isn’t. He’s having a tough time, which can happen, but he’s our Cristiano Ronaldo, given us prestige and something more to the team in general terms.“He’s won a lot and he has so much experience. Maldini? He’s an idol. I’ve always said and thought that seeing him gives me something more, even in training.”
Barcelona fined £265 for Griezmann signingby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have been fined only 300 euros (£265) by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, reports BBC Sport.Spanish champions Barcelona signed Griezmann after paying his 120m-euro (£107m) buyout clause on 1 July.But the federation said Barca broke its rules by negotiating with Griezmann without Atletico’s permission.Atletico believed his buyout clause should have been 200m euros (£179m).They claimed that Barca began talking to the player in March, when that was the size of his buyout clause.His cost then dropped to 120m euros at the start of July, which was when he signed for Barca, but Atletico claimed the “commitment of the player and Barcelona was closed” prior to the clause reducing.The player was absolved of any responsibility by the federation. TagsSpanish Football NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
On Saturday, May 21, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry celebrated the 90th birthday of the legendary Tony Bennett at Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Larry Ruvo, Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler and Jeff Koons on the red carpet before Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala,Credit/Copyright: David Becker/Getty Images for Keep Memory AliveThe star-studded event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.Highlights from the night included a performance by honoree Tony Bennett and heartfelt tributes by James Corden, Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Darius Rucker, Jordin Sparks, Steven Tyler and more. Day kicked off the show with her rendition of “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” while Corden performed his version of “Don’t Get Around Much More.” Later in the evening, Sparks teamed up with pianist Dan Orlando to perform a medley of hits including “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Alright OK You Win” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing.” Rucker treated guests to hit single “Sunny Side of The Street,” before Hancock took the stage to perform “Chameleon” and “Cantaloupe Island.” Tyler joined the elite ensemble to perform “Smile” with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti before singing Aerosmith classic “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” The man of the evening, Bennett, performed numerous hits including “Watch What Happens” and “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.” To close the show, the entire cast sang Bennett “Happy Birthday” and presented him with a celebratory cake. In addition to musical icons, celebrity supporters who also attended the event included Quincy Jones, Brad Garrett, Steve Schirripa and Chazz Palminteri.Tony Bennett is also a gifted visual artist with three of his paintings in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. To acknowledge this aspect of Bennett’s artistry, a variety of world-renowned painters, sculptors and other artists joined to celebrate and were recognized during a special presentation narrated by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver, which was accompanied by an original score from former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber. Artists honored included: President and Founder of Cultural Counsel Adam Abdalla; Golden Lion Award-winning artist Marina Abramović; American artist and glass sculptor Dale Chihuly; President and CEO of Chihuly Studio and Chihuly Workshop Leslie Jackson Chihuly; American pop and conceptualism artist Jonathan Horowitz; Governor’s Award-winning artist and sculptor Jeff Koons; American post-conceptual artist Rob Pruitt; legendary New York artist Peter Tunney; screen writer Petter Skavlan; and curator, creative director and writer Neville Wakefield.Continuing its 20-year history, the Power of Love gala showcased a dinner prepared by superstar chefs Mario Carbone, Nobu Matsuhisa and Wolfgang Puck, who has participated in every gala since its inception. In addition to enjoying the finest cuisine, wine and spirits, guests bid on one-of-a-kind experiences during a live and silent auction. Items auctioned include a seven-day Italian vacation in Florence and Venice with world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli as a tour guide, an original piece titled “The GOOD LIFE” from artist Peter Tunney and a personal culinary tour of Jean‐Georges Vongerichten’s eight New York City restaurants.