Sci-Fi Weekender SFW XIV – Day Two (Friday)

Posted By BlazingMinds 1 hour 11 minutes ago on all - Day Two of Sci-Fi Weekender 14 was the first full day after a night of partying with the SFW Award winners and nominees. The day kicked off with the Opening Ceremony followed by a packed schedule of chats and Q & As in the Main Void and more entertainment over in the Spaceport next door.

The Intersection of AI and Marketing: How Recommendation Engines Help Drive Revenues

Posted By ivanpw 3 hours ago on Business - The post The Intersection of AI and Marketing: How Recommendation Engines Help Drive Revenues appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.
Modern marketers face complex and rapidly evolving challenges in today’s data-driven world, necessitating the use of artificial intelligence. (AI). AI technologies can assist marketers in identifying new opportunities, optimizing channels and campaigns, personalising marketing messages, and providing efficient services to customers.

The automated AI recommendation engine, which has become increasingly common in software applications, is one of these AI tools.
The Basics of AI and Marketing
At its core, AI is the ability of a computer-based system to think through and respond to a problem or query intelligently. This can be accomplished through the interpretation of natural language, the execution of complex calculations based on presented data, or the application of predictive analytics.…

How SMBs Use Technical Writing Software to Their Advantage

Posted By ivanpw 4 hours ago on Business - The post How SMBs Use Technical Writing Software to Their Advantage appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.
As a small or medium-sized business owner, you know that technical writing is essential to your business. Whether it’s manuals, product descriptions, or user guides, having clear, concise information on hand can help your employees perform their duties, and your customers better understand what you offer and how to use it. To help make this process faster and more efficient, many SMBs have turned to technical writing software.

While many companies may be familiar with the features of technical writing software and its advantages to their business, some may need to learn how it can be used and why it’s beneficial.…

The Importance of Small Business Accountants: Keeping Your Finances in Order

Posted By ivanpw 5 hours ago on Business - The post The Importance of Small Business Accountants: Keeping Your Finances in Order appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.
Running a small business can be a challenging task, especially when it comes to financial management. Small business owners often have to deal with bookkeeping, tax compliance, and financial planning, which can be overwhelming and time-consuming. However, hiring a small business accountant can make all the difference in keeping your finances in order.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of small business accountants and how they can help you achieve financial success.
Why Small Business Accountants are Important
Small business accountants are professionals who specialize in managing the financial affairs of small businesses. They can assist with a variety of financial tasks, including bookkeeping, tax planning, and financial analysis.…

NewsBawse Review: John Wick 4

Posted By realchrisjones 5 hours ago on all - "John Wick: Chapter 4" takes the franchise to new heights as the un-retired assassin lands in Paris, facing off against the shadowy crime lords of The High Table. With Keanu Reeves reprising his role as the brooding Wick, this stylish and elegant sequel features 14 mind-blowing action sequences, including a fight around the Arc de Triomphe and a nightclub rave scene. Don't miss out on the excitement and intrigue of "John Wick: Chapter 4."

How to Simplify Planning with Project and Resource Management Software

Posted By ivanpw 6 hours ago on Business - The post How to Simplify Planning with Project and Resource Management Software appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.
Project planning can be a difficult task, especially when multiple resources with varying skills and availability are involved. The traditional method of managing resources through spreadsheets or manual processes is time-consuming and error-prone, resulting in project delays and failure.

However, as technology has advanced, project and resource management software has emerged as an effective solution to simplify project planning.
What is Project Planning?
Project planning is the process of defining a project’s objectives, scope, and deliverables, as well as the resources, tasks, timelines, and budgets needed to achieve them. It entails a systematic approach to organising and managing all aspects of a project, from conception to completion, in order to ensure its success.…

Sakura 2023 | Gardens by the Bay

Posted By ScribblingGeek 7 hours ago on Entertainment - The post Sakura 2023 | Gardens by the Bay appeared first on The Scribbling Geek.Enjoying hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, at Gardens by the Bay’s Sakura 2023 flower exhibition.The post Sakura 2023 | Gardens by the Bay appeared first on The Scribbling Geek.

Gift For Boys In Wedding Party – 12

Posted By Sybrina 8 hours ago on Writing - Gift For Boys In Wedding Party - Planning a wedding? The hardest gifts of appreciation to purchase are for the boys in the wedding party. Show the ring bearer, ushers and even the youngest groomsmen that you appreciate their participation in making your wedding special by giving them this little book before the ceremony. Even the very youngest will be proud to say, “I tied this tie myself.” Include a warm note of gratitude inside the book from the bride and groom to make this a forever keepsake.

Cinematic Releases: Inside (2023) - Reviewed

Posted By themoviesleuth 9 hours ago on Entertainment

Courtesy of Focus FeaturesOne-man-show Willem Dafoe and cult director Abel Ferrara have been collaborating on heady, cerebral existential cinematic fare for years but have typically flown beneath the radar of most filmgoers who would have to go an extra mile or two to find them.  Which makes the forthcoming wide release of newcoming Greek director Vasilis Katsoupis’ second feature Inside all the more peculiar: a punishing endurance test that seems to quadruple down on the very things that made Ferrara’s works sting so hard.  While not as densely cerebral as the last Ferrara-Dafoe collaboration Siberia, by the end of Inside you feel just as drained by the steady but slow cinematic embalming central star Dafoe and director Katsoupis take you down. Experienced professional art thief Nemo (Willem Dafoe) breaks into an ultra-modern high-rise New York penthouse owned by a renowned visual artist who is away on vacation with the intention of pilfering a self-portrait worth millions of dollars.  In trying to open a safe door harboring the portrait he inadvertently triggers the alarm system which promptly locks and seals him Inside the penthouse surrounded by nothing but artworks, sculptures and little remnants of food and water left in the fridge.  From here, the entire film consists of Nemo trying systematically to break out, to procure food, to clean up despite the water being shut off, slowly going mad in the process over the next few months of captivity. While a few other cast members like employees of the penthouse building show up on security cameras and the unnamed artist appears in photograph and in a surreal nightmare sequence, Inside (not to be confused with Bo Burnham or New French Extreme horror of the same name) is top to bottom poring over Willem Dafoe.  With no one but himself to rely on to survive, the film is keenly interested in extremely tight claustrophobic close ups of the actor’s body, face, hands, feet, back and legs, letting you see and feel the emaciation and physical/mental deterioration.  Over the course of the movie, one starts to lose our bearings and it is hard to know which end is up or down anymore.  What is palpable in this film however is an increasingly overwhelming sense of suffocation. Right out of the gate, the film is a triumph of cinematography and production design, lensed beautifully in widescreen by Color Out of Space cinematographer Steve Annis.  Mostly trained on uncomfortable close ups, birds-eye view shots, long slow pans of the sleek interior decorum of the penthouse, the sterile but beautiful penthouse over time starts to feel more and more oppressive and threatening.  The atonal minimalist avant-garde score by Frederik Van de Moortel adds steadily to the sense of smothering and choking, like you’re slowly withering away to the sands of time unable to breathe or scream.  Willem Dafoe has yet to win an Academy Award which remains baffling as a cinephile.  Clearly one of the world’s best actors, Dafoe’s descent while painful to watch and experience is nevertheless brilliantly performed with what had to be a wealth of improvisational acting.  Few actors so confidently throw themselves upon the mercy of the court quite like Dafoe does. At the sneak preview, the audience was up in arms over Dafoe’s swan dive back into experimental theater in a film that is tantamount to exhaustive physical suffering.  Almost like a torture manual as things continue to go from bad to worse and the squalor of the penthouse intensifies, Inside is a difficult, relentless and uncompromising horror-thriller of sorts that drops you into a purgatory that’s worse than Heaven or Hell.  Fans of Dafoe will have much to chew on while the average filmgoer will feel like they’ve been beaten up.  As for myself, I enjoyed the steady descent into a bottomless pit without looking back but most viewers are likely to abandon Dafoe’s solitary confinement passion play of sorts before finding out whether he escapes or not.  Dafoe remains one of the greatest actors ever but this was a toughie to sit through.--Andrew Kotwicki (function() { var zergnet = document.createElement('script'); zergnet.type = 'text/javascript'; zergnet.async = true; zergnet.src = (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? "https:" : "http:") + '//'; var znscr = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; znscr.parentNode.insertBefore(zergnet, znscr); })();

10 Significant Things the World Doesn’t Understand About America

Posted By moneysavedblg 19 hours ago on Finance - Recently somebody took to Reddit to ask an interesting question with intriguing answers. They stated, “Non-American people, what’s a thing that you don’t understand about ... Read More

Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar 2023

Posted By ScribblingGeek 21 hours ago on Entertainment - The post Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar 2023 appeared first on The Scribbling Geek.Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar 2023, Raikan Cahaya Ramadan 2023, will feature over 80 food stalls with light projection shows on weekends.The post Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar 2023 appeared first on The Scribbling Geek.

The Return of Riddick: Vin Diesel Posts Update on Netflix Success and Upcoming Sequel

Posted By themoviesleuth 1 day 3 hours ago on Entertainment

Images courtesy Universal PicturesVin Diesel recently took to Instagram to celebrate the fact that a fourth Riddick movie is officially moving forward and that the trilogy of films is doing very well on Netflix. Apparently the first three movies in the ongoing science fiction action saga have entered the top ten on the streaming service which is a good sign that there is still interest in the character of Riddick, the galaxy venturing man in goggles that battles aliens and bad guys in each of the three films. While it's been years since the last adventure, Diesel and David Twohy have been actively working on a fourth film for quite some time. It was recently announced that the new movie would be coming out in the next couple years with production hopefully beginning sometime in 2023 or 2024. It's expected to be in theaters in 2025. The next feature will be titled Furya and will exclusively center around Riddick's home world. When he finally returns to his planet, he will be faced with a new alien that is attempting to take over the planet and he'll team up with a batch of Furyans to battle this new enemy. We're hoping that they stick with the smaller type story that was featured in Pitch Black and the third movie, Riddick. The second, Chronicles of Riddick abandoned formula and was both a critical and financial failure for the studio.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) (function() { var zergnet = document.createElement('script'); zergnet.type = 'text/javascript'; zergnet.async = true; zergnet.src = (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? "https:" : "http:") + '//'; var znscr = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; znscr.parentNode.insertBefore(zergnet, znscr); })();