Swirling wind LONDON, England: After booking a spot in his second IAAF World Championships final and his second at a major international championships after last year’s 12th place Olympic finish in Rio de Janeiro, long jumper Damar Forbes is looking to bring the energy and take another step. Forbes jumped 7.93m on his last attempt to qualify to today’s medal round and even though he is not satisfied with yesterday’s effort, he is confident he stands a good chance to get on the medal podium and is looking to change his approach at today’s 8:05 p.m. (2:05 p.m. Jamaica time) finale. “I feel like I could have gone better today, but the objective was to qualify, survive and advance, and I did that today. I had some jumps where I had some technical issues and dropped my arms back, so I feel I could have gone over eight metres a couple of times, but that’s what happens in competition like this, you have to bounce back and respond,” Forbes told The Gleaner. Forbes, who registered marks of 7.82m and 7.86m in the previous two rounds, added that spending time preparing in Birmingham certainly helped him deal with the testing conditions inside the London Stadium. “I think it helped, we practised in Birmingham and it was rainy and cold and I feel that if your mindset is to go through it no matter what then nothing can hurt you. The wind was kind of swirling, but I concentrated on executing and getting into the final and putting everything into the last jump and coming off the board as best as I could. I know I have to work on the little technical issues but it will be good,” he said. “It was certainly cold, and because there are so many persons jumping, it’s kind of hard to stay warm. A lot of persons kept declining as the event wore on, but because I knew how it would feel, I was able to deal with it better,” he added. Forbes underlined that he is focused on applying more energy to his series tomorrow as he looks to emulate James Beckford as Jamaican long jump medal winners at this level. “Energy, that’s what I need to improve on. Tomorrow (today), I will have to bring more energy and I will be all right,” said Forbes.
Dear Editor,Those of us in Guyana’s Labour Movement who fashioned the joint FITUG/TUC Labour Day Rally on May 1, 2016 were generally heartened by the number of worker-related issues on which we found common grounds to address in the presence of the Nation’s Prime Minister.It was intended that high-profiled national workers’ event besides attracting continual media headlines, would galvanise our two representational bodies to continue dialogue towards practical mechanisms for joint approaches to Government and to all employers concerning our members’ welfare.Up front, NAACIE advises trade union leaders in the context of the one-year coalition Administration, which has opted not to have a full-fledged labour ministry to “sleep with your members, not with Government leaders”.It is one thing for “popular” labour leaders to debate national issues regarding the Constitution and the politics of the land, but that intellectual/analytical ability to debate must be put to the service of union membership. What ideas or proposal for structured joint representations have we advanced lately?Why can’t we mobilise representation, concerning the woes of the sugar industry? For example, if sugar goes under at this time without sound futuristic plans, the economy takes a further battering to the demise of all of us. The real role of all trade unions is representation no matter who is the employer/company or Government.More solidarity is needed now. Not just the song on May Day.There should be also joint TUC/FITUG sessions, workshops and seminars to discuss practical approaches to regional and international trade union bodies, to explore how the new communication technologies can serve the labour movement and to formulate strategies, joint approaches to have the administration listen to our united voice on such issues as preparation for oil revenues, constitutional reform and/or crime reduction. Are those challenges and needs beyond our abilities?If we add up the scores of years of experience at dialogue and negotiations?This Twenty First Century reality indicates new industries demanding new skills from workers inclusive of non-management employees.But all those graduates from tertiary institutions with their degrees, diplomas, certificates must be influenced and persuaded to become organised at their workplaces to really enjoy the fruits of their qualifications. What are we unionists doing about that?NAACIE urges a more united approach to issues such as those cited above. NAACIE is willing to initiate movement in this direction. We can’t wait for another Government. This “newness” demands a new or renewed militancy. Our political, cultural and religious affiliations are personal. Our member’s working class welfare is national.Let the trade unions leaders ensure that “workers of Guyana unite”.Kenneth Joseph – AA,General Secretary,NAACIE
The faculty and students of the University of Liberia’s T.J.R. Faulkner College of Science and Technology did themselves and the nation a great favor last week by inviting South Korean Ambassador Noh Kyu Duk to be their commencement speaker. Ambassador Noh explained to the graduates how his country became one of the Asian Tigers that lifted their people out of poverty and backwardness and made them industrious and rich.For starters, let us tell our readers who the four Asian Tigers are. They are East Asian nations who, one time poor and backward, seriously embraced education, industry and technology and became four of the world’s richest and most highly developed nations. They are Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. There are two other facts our readers need to know about the four Asian Tigers: First, that they all, unlike Liberia and many other African nations, had no natural resources; and second, they were all transformed into success stories after 1960.Now, what did South Korean Ambassador Noh tell the T.R.J. Faulkner graduates? Liberia, he told them, should give priority to education, especially science and technology, in order to lift itself out of poverty and backwardness, just as South Korea and the other Asian Tigers did beginning in the early 1960s. South Korea, he recalled, earlier depended largely on textile (clothing, fabric) production, whose prices soon drastically declined.Following this economic setback, the government in 1962 developed a five-year plan and turned its attention to serious investment in education and technology, especially the chemical industry. First in this direction was the steel industry. “Despite skepticism about the feasibility of such a venture in Korea,” Ambassador Noh told the graduates, “the government successfully integrated steel mill in the early 1970s. This,” he said, “paved the way for other steel-related industries, such as shipbuilding, automobiles, machinery and construction.” But the government soon found out that without the support of science and technology of its own, the national goal of industrialization and economic development would be nothing more than a sand castle, which would soon crumble. In 1973, therefore, the government established “the Daedeok Science Town (DST) as an engine of enhancing national competitiveness of high technology.”Ambassador Noh then admonished the graduates to forget entertainment and laziness and rather focus on a plan of action to achieve their goals.For her part, the valedictorian of the class, Ms. Anita Tarplah, urged her fellow graduates, yea all UL students, to “civically engage, rather than focus on egotistic ideals, prestige and ambitions of splendor.”This highly intelligent and serious-minded student knew what she was talking about. How many times within the past several years has the UL, including the College of Science and Technology, not lost precious time because UL students engaged in violent demonstrations that kept the university closed for months.T.R.J. Faulkner Dean, Dr. Euphemia Weeks, herself a neuroscientist, underscored this point when, in her Academic Report, she recalled how these uncivil disruptions affected the TRJ College, closing it down for six months at a time.We pray that all UL students, and students throughout Liberia, would heed the admonition of their fellow student Anita Tarplah, and turn their focus seriously upon their studies, to move their schools and fellow students FORWARD.We would like to close this editorial with two critical questions: First, what next for the TRJ Faulkner Class of 2015? Second, what next for the Liberian government? Will the University of Liberia help move its talented students, like Ms. Tarplah and her classmates, one step further by affording them further science and tech training and helping them begin the technological and industrial revolution in Liberia?Will the Liberian government emulate, albeit belatedly, the example of South Korea? Remember that Ambassador Noh said it is “never too late” to start doing the right thing.Yes, Liberia, Singapore and South Korea were on the same economic plane in 1960, and Liberia had a serious advantage over them: many natural resources. Alas! We were left behind, and we are still woefully behind. But it is NOT TOO LATE! We must, however, just as South Korea did in the 1960s, focus seriously on education, especially science and technology that will pave the way to our agricultural, industrial and technological revolutions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSalmeron was not cited. Two lanes of the freeway were closed for about an hour between noon and 1 p.m. VALENCIA – Two lanes of the northbound Golden State Freeway were closed midday Tuesday after a sport utility vehicle rolled over, leaving a passenger injured. Veronica Salmeron, 32, of Compton was traveling north at about 60 mph when the right rear tire on her 1995 Ford Explorer separated and she lost control of her vehicle, Highway Patrol Officer Paul Peterson said. The Explorer overturned and came to rest on its roof, according to the CHP report. Salmeron and four of her passengers were wearing seat belts and suffered minor injuries. But Jose Rios, 25, of Los Angeles was riding unsecured in the cargo area of the car and was partially thrown from the vehicle. He suffered a compound fracture to his right arm and severe scratches to his left arm. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Bardwell is about 40 miles southeast of Dallas.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! Police are questioning a 49-year-old man in connection with the death of the elderly aunt of “Dateline NBC” anchor Stone Phillips. Authorities said the man, whose name they would not release, led investigators Friday night to an abandoned farmhouse outside Bardwell where they found the body of Doris Phillips, 81. Phillips disappeared from her Reagor Springs home on July 26. The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department would not say how she died. “This is still an ongoing investigation. We prefer not to discuss some things right now,” said Lt. Clint Tims. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips The man, who has been charged with burglary, is described as a longtime friend of the woman. The suspect was linked to an undisclosed item missing from the woman’s home, leading authorities to charge him with burglary, police said. Officials hope to file additional charges after further investigation. Weeks before her disappearance, Doris Phillips had felt uneasy, said her son, John Phillips, 50. “There were things she said to her neighbors,” he said. “She felt like she was being watched. She was picking up on some things.” Doris Phillips, who lived alone, acted in several low-budget films and performed every year in Waxahachie’s Scarborough Renaissance Festival.
“We’ve made an offer to him [Alston] but sometimes fans think it’s going to happen in 24 hours, it doesn’t,” he said. “He’ll have other options to consider and agents keep their cards very close to their chest but we’re not out of that one. “We’re still very much interested in Ryan Dow as well, that was left and we would revisit it at the end of the season. “We’ve been speaking to Keith Watson at St Mirren and I’ve been down in England looking at other players.” St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright says the club are still interested in securing the signing of Falkirk goalscorer Blair Alston but is not surprised it is proving to be a long process. The Perth side first made an approach for the 24-year old in January and are now waiting for him to consider an offer. Alston, who is out of contract at the Bairns this summer, has scored 11 goals for the side sitting second in the Championship and facing the Premiership play-offs when the league campaign ends next week. Wright is hopeful the club can not only agree on a deal with the attacking midfielder, but also Dundee United’s Ryan Dow and St Mirren’s Keith Watson who they are also keeping tabs on.
Episode Thirteen of Pole Position 2017 – Ocean FM’s weekly sports quiz for clubs in the northwest – in association with Cara Pharmacy and The View Bar at the Glasshouse Hotel. Eastern Harps GAA Club took on St John’s Football Club at The Glasshouse Hotel in the first semi-final. Presented by Robert Fitzpatrick.
Share This!Howdy folks. This week I was looking over TouringPlans coverage of current and upcoming resorts and it really sunk in that nearly all the expansion in recent memory has been in the Deluxe and Disney Vacation Club category. Sure, there’s Art of Animation, which is sort of a Value Plus. But then there’s expansion at Coronado Springs (for more luxe rooms for convention and business guests), the Tower expansion at Caribbean Beach and the Riviera (a DVC property that will most likely be at Caribbean Beach), Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at Wilderness Lodge…and don’t forget the Star Wars resort. These are all great. Really. But sometimes, you want a cheaper room with the amenities of staying onsite.Pop Century’s rooms have gotten a nice makeover. And the rumor is that some of the All Stars will be next. But you really don’t have the number options in the value resort level that you do moderate, deluxe, and deluxe villa levels.Of course, no one is forcing you to stay onsite. And you offsite fans are a vocal if not plentiful part of our readership (no, really – we have the survey numbers to back it up – the vast majority of our readers are happily staying onsite at Walt Disney World). So if that’s your thing, you do you. But our question this week is:Does Walt Disney World Need More Value Resorts? Yes (76%, 547 Votes) No (24%, 171 Votes) Total Voters: 718 Loading …We’ll have your results next week. In the meantime, if you’d like to see a new value resort, what theme should it have? Let us know in the comments.
Missing your potjiekos? Forgotten the recipe for bobotie? Want to know where you can buy real South African biltong – or make your own? We’ve put together a directory of links to help you recapture the taste of home. (Image: SA Goodies website)WORLDWIDEBiltongmakers.com – biltong, droe wors and other goodies from SA.Cybercellar – buy SA wine online.Expat Shop – buy a wide variety of South African goods online.I Love South Africa – I Love SA t-shirts, posters, badges, bumper stickers and more.NetFlorist – send flowers or gifts from SA to anywhere in the world.The Saffa Shop is the online shop for Limpopo Butchers in Acton, London.South African Food Shop is based in the UK, but also provides South African food and drink throughout the rest of the world.South African WineSeller – buy SA wine for delivery to your door worldwide.Southern Hemisphere Wine CentreWINEmag.co.za – buy SA wine online.USA800Biltong supplies biltong and boerewors throughout the USA.AA Biltong – biltong, boerewors, koeksusters, traditional SA food products, SA magazines.A Taste of Africa – Based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, A Taste of Africa is an online shop offering a choice of South African favourites for those who long for the taste of SA.African Hut has a large online selection of South African foods and groceries and ships to anywhere in the United States.The Biltong Box – biltong, boerewors, droe wors and spices.Biltong USA – importer of SA food.Cape Dutch Bakery – Maryland, metropolitan DC. Mosbolletjies, koeksisters and other SA pastries, plus biltong, boerewors and selected imported SA groceries.Mario’s Finest – spices for a true South African “braai”.The South African Food Shop is located in Matthews, North Carolina. South African foods can be ordered on their Internet website for delivery throughout the USA.The South African Shop Atlanta imports and supplies primarily South African products to the USA market. Online orders are also available.CANADAThe Biltong Boykie is based in Ontario and offers biltong for online purchase.Brenda’s Rooibos Store, based in Vancouver, is an online store that sells annique Rooibos teas and Annique skin care products.Can-Way International, located in Toronto, ships goods to anywhere in Canada. They stock a wide range of South African favourites, including, among others, biltong, chutneys, pickles and condiments. They also stock British products.Eat Sum More is a South African store located in Thornhill, just outside of Toronto. It caters to the needs and cravings of other ex-South Africans and offers online shopping too.Florence Meat Supplies includes South African specialties, such as biltong and boerewors, and other typically South African favourites, like koeksisters, melkterts and samoosas.Memories of Africa, located in Toronto, offers quality South African foods online and ships throughout Canada and the USA.Montego Organic Rooibos Tea, is based in Burlington, Ontario, and has an online shop, as well as a list of shops that sell the tea.Out of Africa Tradiing operates out of Richmond, British Colombia and supplies a wide variety of foot items, available through Internet order throughout Canada.SA Meat Shops provides a range of meat products, baked goods and grocery items that are uniquely South African.SA Sausages / Serengeti Trading – biltong, boerewors, droe wors, Rooibos tea and other SA products.Serengeti Trading imports Rooibos tea and other South African products and has outlets in Langley, Edmonton, Victoria, North Shore, Northern BC and Tri-Cities. Visit the main website for links to the individuals outlets. They also offer online purchasing.South African Connexion BBQ & Catering Co. is based in Quebec and presents catering that includes roasting meat on a spit along with other South African specialities.UK AND IRELANDAfrican Spot is an online store offering South African favourites throughout the UK.Biltong2U, an online shop boasts a wide array of authentic South African food products.Bizzi B’s is an online shop offering South African foods, as well as books, health & beauty products, household goods, and even spit braai equipment for rent!Blue Rock Biltong in Woking, offers prime beef biltong, Ostrich biltong, game biltong, Droewors, and pepper sticks through Internet order.Bob’s Biltong is located in Heywood, Greater Manchester. All sorts of South African foods are available in the shop and through their online shop.Bokke Foods is an online shop supplying South African food favourites.BuySAfrica is an online retailer of imported South African goods in Ireland. They deliver throughout the country and also put together beautiful hampers for all occasions.Hunter’s Biltong offers biltong, droewors, and boerwors through an online store.Kalahari Moon is in Bristol and stocks South African products, including a wide range of beverages, foods, and health and beauty products.Limpopo Butchers, an online store offers a wide variety of South African meat products, groceries and other South African-themed items, including clothing, braai goodies and more.No. 1 South African Shop is in Dorset and also offers online ordering of hard to resist South African foods.SANZA’s online shop delivers South African, Australian and New Zealand products throughout the UK.SA eSHOP – secure online orders, plus free delivery to all addresses in England, Wales and Southern Scotland for orders of more than £60.SA Wines Online supplies top quality wine throughout the UK from numerous South African wineries.Snoggy’s main store, The Butchery, is located in Putney, London. It features South African meat favourites, as well as SA beer, ciders, brandy and cane. There is also a Snoggy’s Kiosk at Wimbledon Station, while Max’s Foods in East Putney and Piccolo in Putney High Street also supply Snoggy’s products.St Marcus Fine South African Foods is an Internet-based store offering an amazing array of South African meat products, as well as meat for traditional recipes from many other countries.Susman’s Best Beef Biltong – SA meat, groceries, sweets, beverages, recipes, clothing, seeds & bulbs, African cards & more.Swig (Serious Wine Imbibers Group) – an independent mail order wine merchant, Swig is “the foremost specialist” for SA wines in the UK. “Tasting a great number of Cape wines over the last few months has been an arduous task, but somebody’s got to do it”, say the Swiggers, adding that the wines on their South Africa 2002 list “are wines that we personally recommend rather than wines we have merely read about”.Taste of South Africa is located Oxford and offers door to door delivery through their online order business of South African groceries.The African Corner, based in Wellington, Somerset, supplies South African food online, including snacks and food for kids.The Bok & Rose is in Dorset and has South African owners. They supply biltong and other South African favourites throughout the UK. The shop itself is in St Albans, London.The Savanna has six shops in London and plenty of South African fare available online.The South African Shop is the biggest importer of South African food in the UK. There are five shops in London and buying online is also available.Toft Shop caters to South African ex-pats in Cambridge with lots of recognisable home treats.ZAUK South African Shop is an online shop providing food, drink, and other South African favourites. It has no minimum order value and offers free delivery for goods over £100.AUSTRALIAAfrican Heritage – South African products in Perth: boerewors, biltong, koeksisters, milk tarts, and SA staples such as ProNutro, Five Roses tea, Tennis biscuits, and much more.Africashop.com.au supplies South African food and booze throughout Australia.Biltong Spice is based in Brisbane, but operates exclusively on the Internet. They supply quality biltong, boerewors and droewors spices, as well as a a range of accessories, including biltong machines, biltong cutters and biltong hooks.Cape to Cairo, in Perth, is an importer, wholesaler and retailer of South Africa’s favourite delicacies.Kumusha is based in Brisbane and is an online store that delivers a wide range of South African products throughout Australia.Mufasa Biltong Deli is located in the Currambine Business Centre in Perth. They produce South African meat and baked goods, which are also available through online ordering.Protea Foods is in Cheltenham, Melbourne, Victoria. Their primary products are biltong and boerewors, but they supply other South African favourites too.SATOOZ – online Australian-owned business specialising in South African food and other essentials.South African Essentials is a family-run business in Perth and provides biltong, boerewors and other familiar South African foods.South African Wines, an online business, features a selection of over 70 premium wines and brandies.Springbok Delights has a butchery and grocery shop in Lane Cove, Sydney. They also have a factory in the city and supply numerous shops. Their online shop features alcohol, food products and beverages, meat products and more.Springbok Foods Australia in Perth, Western Australia, also offers online shopping and delivers throughout Australia, including personal delivery in South East Queensland.Tassie African is an online store based in Tasmania and delivers South African and Zimbabwean foods throughout Australia.The South African Shop in Templestowe and Caulfield, Melbourne, has traditional and Kosher South African foods which are also available through online ordering. The Caulfield shop includes the Shebeen Coffee Shop.The South African Shop Hobart is located inside Go Dive Hobart and stocks a range of products including biltong, dried wors, boerewors and rusks.Tuart Hill Liquor supplies over 50 South African wines, as well as SA beers and ciders. They’re based in North Beach Drive in Tuart Hill, Perth.EUROPEBiltong.nu is the largest producer of South African meats in the Netherlands. All their products are manufactured to original South African recipes and can be ordered online.Boerewors.nl is an online provider of South African boerewors.Braai Supply Butchery and South African Food store in Vila do Conde supplies South African braai packs, meats, hampers and other groceries, including through online order elsewhere in Portugal.Die Spens, is situated next to the A1 in Amersfoort, easily reachable from all over The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. A wide variety of food and drink is available, also through the Internet.Jabula, is in Dublin, Ireland, and specialises in South African food and crafts. It also provides online purchasing.Robyn’s Corner, in Malta, is an online shop that offers a selection of South African foodstuffs and even has some favourite South African recipes to share.South African Goodies (Ger) – a wide range of South African products available at this online shop from Germany.South African Goodies (Ned), in The Netherlands, is an online supplier of South African foods and beverages.Abigails – South African food shop in Denmark.Slagteren ved Kultorvet – get your biltong or boerewors from this organic butcher in Denmark.Doringboom Vlakvark – SA Internet-winkel vir Duitsland en aangrensende Europese lande / SA online shop for Germany and neighbouring European countries.South African Rooibos Tea Supplies (Switzerland and surrounding countries)Zuid-Afrika Huis – (also in English) historiese gragtehuis in Amsterdam, huisves die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut (SAI), opgerig om die studie van taal, kultuur en geskiedenis van SA te bevorder. Onderhou waarskynlik die grootste Afrikaanstalige biblioteek buite Afrika. Huisves ook die Nederlands Zuidafrikaanse Vereniging (NZAV), gestig om die kulturele betrekkinge tussen Nederland en SA te bevorder. Uitgewer van die Nederlandstalige maandblad Zuid-Afrika.Reviewed: 23 May 2013Source: Proudly South Africa Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
With Float, you can set milestones for your project. (Large preview)Drill down into a user or a team and review their schedule. When you see that someone is overscheduled (red will tell you that), you can move other team members to that activity and regroup them. Introducing Float.com: A Better Alternative To Spreadsheets Introducing Float.com: A Better Alternative To Spreadsheets Nick Babich 2018-12-11T12:50:00+01:00 2018-12-12T09:19:36+00:00(This is a sponsored post.) In today’s highly competitive market, it’s vital to move fast. After all, we all know how the famous saying goes: “Time is money.” The faster your product team moves when creating a product, the higher the chance it’ll succeed in the market. If you are a project manager, you need a tool that helps you get the most out of each of your team member’s time.Though creative teams typically work on new and innovative products, many still use legacy tools to manage their work. Spreadsheets are one of the most common tools in the project manager’s toolbox. While this might be adequate for a team of two or three members, as a team grows, managing the team’s time becomes a demanding job.Whenever project managers try to manage their team using spreadsheets alone, they usually face the following problems:1. Lack Of GlanceabilityUnderstanding what’s really happening on a project takes a lot of work. It’s hard to visually grasp who’s busy and who’s not. As a result, some team members might end up overloaded, while others will have too little to do. You also won’t get a clear breakdown of how much time is being devoted to particular work and particular clients, which is crucial not just for billing purposes but also to inform your agency’s future decisions, like who to hire next.2. Hard To Report To StakeholdersWith spreadsheets as the home of project management, translating data about people and time into tangible insights is a challenge. Data visualization is also virtually impossible with the limited range of chart-building functions that spreadsheet tools provide. As a result, reporting with spreadsheets becomes a time-consuming task. The more people and activities a project has, the more of a project manager’s time will be consumed by reporting.3. Spreadsheets Manage Tasks, Not PeopleManaging projects with individual spreadsheets is a disaster waiting to happen. Though a single spreadsheet may give a clear breakdown of a single project, it has no way of indicating overload and underload for particular team members across all projects.4. Lack Of High-Level Overview Of A ProjectIt’s well known in the industry that many designers suffer from tunnel vision: Without the big picture of a project in mind, their focus turns to solving ongoing tasks. But the problem of tunnel vision isn’t limited to designers; it also exists in project management.When a project manager uses a tool like a spreadsheet, it is usually hard (or even impossible) to create a high-level overview of a project. Even when the project manager invests a lot of time in creating this overview, the picture becomes outdated as soon as the company’s direction shifts.5. The Risk Of Outdated InformationProduct development moves quickly, making it a struggle for project managers to continually monitor and introduce all required changes into the spreadsheet. Not only is this time-consuming, but it’s also not much fun — and, as a result, often doesn’t get done.How Technology Makes Our Life Better: Introducing FloatThe purpose of technology has always been to reduce mechanical work in order to focus on innovation. In a creative or product agency, the ultimate goal is to automate as much of the product design and human management process as possible, so that the team can focus on the deep work of creativity and execution.With this in mind, let’s explore Float, a resource management app for creative agencies. Float makes it easier to understand who’s working on what, becoming a single source of truth for your entire team.Helping Product Managers Overcome The Challenges Of Time And People ManagementFloat facilitates team collaboration and makes work more effective. Here’s how:1. Visual Team Planner: See Team And Tasks At A GlanceFloat allows you to plan tasks visually using the “Schedule” tab. In this view, you can allocate and update project assignments. A drag-and-drop interface makes scheduling your team simple.Here’s an example of the Schedule View: The schedule is not only a bird’s-eye view of who’s working on what and when, but also a dynamic canvas. Click on any empty space to create a task. Each task can be easily modified, extended or split. (Large preview)But that’s not all. You can do more:Prioritize tasksYou can do this by simply moving them on top of others.Duplicate tasksSimply press “Shift” and drag a selected task to a new location. Zoom in for a detailed day view, or zoom out to view a monthly forecast. (Large preview)5. Reducing The Risk Of Outdated InformationYou don’t need to switch between multiple tools to find out everything you need to know. This means your information will be up to date (it’s much easier to manage your project using a single tool, rather than many).Float can be easily connected to all the services you use. HomeWeb DesignIntroducing Float.com: A Better Alternative To Spreadsheets Float helps you keep track of all of a project’s hours. (Large preview)It’s relatively easy to customize the format of the report. You can:Choose the roles of team members (employees, contractors, all) in “People”;Choose the type of tasks (tentative, confirmed, completed) in “Task”.It’s vital to mention that Float allows you to define different roles for team members. For example, if someone works part-time, you can define this in the “Profile” settings and specify that their work is part-time only. This feature also comes handy when you need to calculate a budget.(Large preview)You can email team members their individual hours for the week.3. Search And Filter: All The Information You Need, At Your FingertipsAll of your team’s information sits in one place. You don’t need to use different spreadsheets for different projects; to add a new project, simply click on “Projects” and add a new object.You can also use the filtering tools to highlight specific projects. A simple way to see relevant tasks at a glance is to filter by tags, leaving only particular types of projects (for example, projects that have contractors). Introducing Float.com: A Better Alternative To SpreadsheetsYou are here: “Schedule”, “People” and “Projects Tools” work together to create context. (Large preview)ConclusionIf your team’s project management leaves a lot to be desired, Float is a no-brainer. Float makes it easy to see everything you need to know about your team’s projects in a single place, giving project managers the information and functionality they need to handle the fast-paced world of digital design and development. Get started with Float today! (ms, ra, al, il)From our sponsors: Introducing Float.com: A Better Alternative To Spreadsheets Float helps you keep track of all of a project’s hours. (Large preview)You can view by day, week or month, making it easy to zoom out and see a big picture of your project. (Large preview)Extend a taskIf someone on your team needs extra time to finish a task, you can extend the time in one click using the visual interface.Split a taskWhen it becomes evident that someone on your team needs help with a task, it’s easy to split the task into parts and assign each part to another member.2. Built-In Reporting And StatisticsFloat’s built-in reporting and statistics feature (“utilization” reports) can save project managers hours of manual work at the end of the week, month or quarter. Posted on 12th December 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share (Large preview)4. Getting A High-Level Overview Of All Your ProjectsWith Float, you’ll always have a record of what happened and when.– Set milestones in a project’s settings, and keep an eye on upcoming milestones in your Activity Feed. 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