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Posted on22 August 2016 4:41 PM GMT

16 Highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympics

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16 Highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympics

Despite all the preamble, and not without incident, these olympics have turned out to be pretty special after all. The breathtaking vista of Rio - with Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach combined is a sight that is unlikely to ever be beaten. Sure, there were some odd audience dynamics and questionable adjudication at times, but generally the spirit was genial and upbeat. Several World Records were broken here both in terms of medal hauls and milestone achievements. It

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Posted on19 August 2016 10:16 AM GMT

Today at long last London becomes a 24 Hour City

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Today at long last London becomes a 24 Hour City

The moment I’ve been waiting for so long is finally upon us! No more trying to hunt down expensive and elusive late-night taxis, no longer the need to brave the weird twilight zone of the night buses. After numerous false starts and several bouts of industrial action, The Night Tube is finally upon us.

 

For two nights a week, and starting on the Central and Victoria lines, Londoners now need no longer rush for that panicky last train home. From Friday through to Sunday evening,

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Posted on17 August 2016 10:47 AM GMT

FG Insight kicks off annual 24 Hours in Farming tomorrow morning at 05:00 AM

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FG Insight kicks off annual 24 Hours in Farming tomorrow morning at 05:00 AM

It’s that time of year again when the entire Farming community opens its doors to the UK. A sort of agricultural social media open day - which shows us laymen just how much effort goes into getting food to our tables.

 

For anyone wanting to get involved, all you need to do is share your on-the-day farming-related activities on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Twitter and you must use the hashtag #farm24.

 

FG Insight will be curating all the incoming content, and

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Posted on16 August 2016 12:20 PM GMT

The Incredible Power of Olympic Spirit

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The Incredible Power of Olympic Spirit

Over these last couple of weeks few things have done so much to lift my spirits as these current Olympic Games. Never mind the green pool, the half-empty venues and the criminal fringes, it’s been another vintage year for Team Great Britain. In these post-Brexit doldrums we could all do with a pick-me-up, and our athletes have delivered in spades. We’re currently second in the Medal Table, nicely sandwiched between the United States and China. I’m not saying we will

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Posted on10 August 2016 3:21 PM GMT

New Affino Support and Help Pages are Live

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New Affino Support and Help Pages are Live

Affino Help has been wholly re-envisioned and redesigned in responsive format. The help guides have been re-written from scratch and formatted in a different way to make best use of the new layout options.

 

There are 3 key new screens:

We are still in the process of building up the full library of resources, and to which ends we have also implemented a new Forum:

This operates fully by the democratic

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Posted on05 August 2016 3:38 PM GMT

Icelandic Hip Hop Bubbling Over

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Icelandic Hip Hop Bubbling Over

What Quarashi kicked off in the 90’s has become a fully fledged movement, and is now a significant part of the Icelandic music scene. Inspired by The Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine, Quarashi achieved some moderate success on both sides of the pond (USA + Iceland). They are still my favourite representatives of the genre for Iceland, and currently on a comeback, with recent ’Chicago’ single and new album due out imminently. They are the only significant act that

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Posted on31 July 2016 12:31 AM GMT

Affino Midyear Report

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Affino Midyear Report

It’s been a heavy duty year on the development front, particularly as regards the CRM component of the platform. When the CRM was first introduced several years ago, it was mostly used as an adjunct to existing CRMs and ERPs, but as many Clients have moved away from systems like Salesforce, Affino’s CRM has had to take on an ever greater central role. To a point where it will very soon offer the complete Media Company CRM Solution - including print planning and management, order

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Posted on30 July 2016 11:11 AM GMT

Commemorating Prince - A Succinct Recollection

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Commemorating Prince - A Succinct Recollection

I spent the first 3 months of the year celebrating Bowie, reminiscing on his extensive output, and revelling in his latest direction on Blackstar. Bowie was a significant musical influence in my life, and I was quite familiar with his extensive recording catalogue, movies etc. Yet however significant David Bowie’s music has been in my life, Prince’s impact has been that much greater. My first exposure was through my older brother Pétur - who acquired the ’1999’

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Posted on26 July 2016 9:31 PM GMT

Pokémon Go is first to properly harness the potential of Augmented Reality

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Pokémon Go is first to properly harness the potential of Augmented Reality

Only those living off the grid will have failed to have noticed the impact that Pokémon Go has made in these last few weeks. It has pretty much single-handedly restored the validity of Augmented Reality and brought Nintendo back to a leadership position it’s not experienced since the launch of the Wii - 10 years ago.

 

It is far from the first good quality Augmented Reality App, there have been a number of quite decent Zombie Run style games, treasure hunts, problem solvers

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Posted on19 July 2016 9:56 AM GMT

10 Reasons you should be thinking about Replatforming Right Now

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10 Reasons you should be thinking about Replatforming Right Now

Just like in Formula 1, the engine with which you power your business vehicle is critical to your success. Like it or not, you are in a race with your competitors to win over a particular pool of customers - and may the best one win! A formula one engine combines sheer power with fuel efficiency, precise control and reliability - you cannot win the race if you suffer engine-failure midway. What you have in these engines is the very cutting edge of hybrid technology with every function,

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