2019 horror movies Are you ready to scream

first_img Tags Post a comment 2019 movies to geek out over More 2019 Movies: See what other films are coming up this year. 2019 Movie Trailers: See every movie trailer we have for 2019’s biggest films.  77 Photos Little Monsters is an Australian zombie movie starring Lupita Nyong’o. Sundance 2019 just kicked off, but a full closet of terrifying monsters already awaits.Instead of looking ahead to zombies, haunted houses and serial killers, we’ll get horror movies with refreshing, out-of-the-box twists. From the Mexican urban legend La Llorona to chilling children’s book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, many films in this year’s lineup have plots that escape the traditional horror movie frameworks (you know, a family moves to a new house and realizes it’s haunted). Horror movie fans like me are hungry for more novelty in our scary stories. And for that, my friends, I believe 2019 won’t disappoint. Are you ready to scream? UsusJordan Peele’s new film, Us. Writer and director Jordan Peele follows horror hit Get Out with the chilling Us, starring Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Lupita Nyong’o. Universal This is another horror feast written and directed by Jordan Peele, the mastermind behind Get Out. Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss, the film follows a family of four looking to enjoy summer with friends at their beach house. But their vacation turns into a nightmare when another family of four — that looks exactly like them — attacks them. The trailer had my heart pumping, and I’m excited to find out what the story is actually about. This film will show on opening night at the South by Southwest film festival (SXSW) on March 8, and then opens March 15 in the US and UK and March 28 in Australia.Little Monsters46000474772-c825094bde-oLittle Monsters is an Australian zombie movie starring Lupita Nyong’o. Sundance Lupita Nyong’o isn’t known as a horror film actress, but she’s going to appear in two scary movies this year. In this Australian zombie-comedy film, a musician, a kindergarten teacher and a kids’ show host have to protect the children from zombies. A lot of horror fans are very familiar with zombie movies, and I’m looking forward to seeing if this one can put a fresh twist on this classic horror genre. This film debuts at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The Prodigythe-prodigyA mother is concerned her young son maybe a prodigy of horror.  Rafy Who doesn’t love a movie with a creepy child? Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman on Orange is the New Black, stars in this chilling film about a mother raising a young son who starts to show signs of demonic possession. The film’s out on Feb. 8 in the US only. Light From LightThis film is going along with a classic horror setup — haunted house. Shelia is a single mom and a part-time paranormal investigator who’s asked to investigate a haunting at a widower’s farmhouse in East Tennessee. One thing is for sure — expect scary pop-ups. This movie hits later in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The Curse of La LloronalloronaThe Curse of La Llorona will come out on April 19, 2019.  Warner Bros. Based on the Mexican folklore of The Weeping Woman, this film is directed by Michael Chaves and co-produced by James Wan, who’s known for famous horror films like Saw, The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, along with Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone. If you haven’t heard of the urban legend of La Llorona, this is how it goes: The ghost of a mother who lost her children wanders along the river crying and looking for them. It’s said that La Llorona kidnaps lost children at night and drowns them, and if you hear her cry, you better run the other way. In this film, set in 1970s Los Angeles, a social worker with two young kids ignores the warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment. She and her children are stalked by La Llorona and desperately try to survive the nightmare. There haven’t been many movies based on La Llorona, so for people who grow up hearing her chilling tales, this film is a must-see. It will be in theaters on April 19 in the US and April 18 in Australia. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and VileextremelywickedZac Efron plays read more

People pay final tributes to Golam Sarwar

first_imgPeople pay final tributes to the dainik Samakl editor Golam Sarwar. Photo: UNBPeople from all walks of life paid their final tributes to vernacular daily Samakal editor Golam Sarwar, who died at a Singapore hospital on Monday night, at Central Shaheed Minar in the city on Thursday.The body of the veteran journalist Sarwar, also the president of Editors’ Council, was taken to the Shaheed Minar around 10:00am and was kept there until 12:30pm, reports UNB.From the Shaheed Minar, Sarwar’s body was taken to the Jatiya Press Club where journalists paid their tributes to him before his last janaza there after Zohr prayers.The mortal remains of the senior journalist will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard after Asr prayers today, Thursday.Earlier, his body was taken to his workplace at Tejgaon Industrial area around 9:00am where his colleagues paid last respects to their late editor and his third namaz-e-janaza was held at the field of Bangladesh University of Textiles adjacent to Samakal office.Sarwar breathed his last around 9:25pm (Bangladesh time) on Monday while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital.He was 75.last_img

Improve HR Efficiency With These 5 Enterprise Tools

first_img Listen Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read How Success Happens June 26, 2015 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has consistently opened up new doors for businesses around the globe. We are now living at a point in time where finance, logistics, customer relationships and human resources are all tied into a simple platform.Related: A New Wave of HR Technology Is Disrupting the MarketThat platform extrapolates all related data and organizes it in a way that lets each department make decisions that play well into a number of particular strategies. Though ERP has all these intriguing applications, let’s narrow our focus here to human resources.By using the latest technology in human capital management (HCM, a component of ERP), organizations can plan and execute strategies that can raise productivity through proper “management” of employees, if ever such a thing were imaginable.By coming as close as possible to quantifying the amount of knowledge, talent, experience, training and skill an employee has, ERP makes it easier to more expertly assign roles and responsibilities to the right people and make better hiring decisions to fill these areas’ gaps.Now that you have an idea of ERP’s relevance and significance on the human resources scene, next consider the five major tools that help implement and apply HCM.1. Microsoft Dynamics AXMicrosoft’s tradition of acquiring other companies for their intellectual property led to its acquisition of Dynamics AX. Originally known as “Axapta,” Dynamics AX has added many different modules on top of the software that allows it to function in almost any mid-market-to-large-tier business setting. Human resources was among the core functionalities found in Axapta 2.5 (the last version of the software) that it has kept and improved drastically.As part of the software, you get an interface that allows you to quickly sift through employment histories, medical information, certificates, courses and equipment on loan. Employees can also “self-service” by registering for courses and tracking their own performance.2. Workday HCMThere are many companies out there operating on tight margins and massive overhead within their supply chains. But wherever there exists little room for improvement, the talent behind the operation makes all the difference. Any firm working in the consumer products segment knows that trimming inefficiency in its workforce is probably the only way to squeeze out a bit more productivity when there is no other solution in sight.Workday’s HCM software makes the effort of sorting out workforce issues much easier, with its human resources-oriented ERP package. Workday offers platforms for talent management, recruiting, payroll, time management and workforce planning, with complete metrics.Related: 4 Technologies That Free HR to Work With People Instead of Just Their Paperwork3. Epicor HCMEpicor’s platform takes employee management to a level that seems to take the pages of an HR handbook and say, “Let’s plop some software on it to make it simpler.” Employees can request time off, manage their own goals and maintain competency profiles. Employers can track absences and hours worked and modify policies and budget from a single interface.4. Infor HCMFor those operating within the United States and Canada, Infor offers a suite of applications that not only provides effective payroll management, scheduling and more complex HR solutions, but also ensures compliance with a variety of regulations, including those governing tips.Enterprises operating outside these countries can benefit from a global HR module that comes with the added benefit of implementation through either a managed services infrastructure (for those who wish to forego the added cost of having a dedicated IT staff) or the decision to run Amazon’s EC2 under an IaaS.5. SAP HCM with Panaya’s AutomationThere can be no discussion about ERP without mentioning SAP, the mothership of ERPs that all other platforms secretly admire. According to that company’s benchmarks, its HR solutions result in an average 32 percent reduction of employees while increasing revenue per worker by up to 20 percent. In addition to providing all of the workforce planning, talent management, task management and payroll software that a company needs to empower its employees, SAP’s upgrade process is fully automated.Enterprise automation solutions like the one Panaya offers for SAP testing make it much easier to change the structure of the system without running the risk of breaking the platform. In a way, it is the cruise control of ERP maintenance, and a must-have for businesses that need the most up-to-date read more

8 Reasons why architects love API driven architecture

first_imgEveryday, we see a new architecture popping up, being labeled as a modern architecture for application development. That’s what happened with Microservices in the beginning, and then all went for a toss when they were termed as a design pattern rather than an architecture on a whole. APIs are growing in popularity and are even being used as a basis to draw out the architecture of applications. We’re going to try and understand what some of the top factors are, which make Architects (and Developers) appreciate API driven architectures over the other “modern” and upcoming architectures. Before we get to the reasons, let’s understand where I’m coming from in the first place. So, we recently published our findings from the Skill Up survey that we conducted for 8,000 odd IT pros. We asked them various questions ranging from what their favourite tools were, to whether they felt they knew more than what their managers did. Of the questions, one of them was directed to find out which of the modern architectures interested them the most. The choices were among Chaos Engineering, API Driven Architecture and Evolutionary Architecture. Source: Skill Up 2018 From the results, it’s evident that they’re more inclined towards API driven Architecture. Or maybe, those who didn’t really find the architecture of their choice among the lot, simply chose API driven to be the best of the lot. But why do architects love API driven development? Anyway, I’ve been thinking about it a bit and thought I would come up with a few reasons as to why this might be so. So here goes… Reason #1: The big split between the backend and frontend Also known as Split Stack Development, API driven architecture allows for the backend and frontend of the application to be decoupled. This allows developers and architects to mitigate any dependencies that each end might have or rather impose on the other. Instead of having the dependencies, each end communicates with the other via APIs. This is extremely beneficial in the sense that each end can be built in completely different tools and technologies. For example, the backend could be in Python/ Java, while the front end is built in JavaScript. Reason #2: Sensibility in scalability When APIs are the foundation of an architecture, it enables the organisation to scale the app by simply plugging in services as and when needed, instead of having to modify the app itself. This is a great way to plugin and plugout functionality as and when needed without disrupting the original architecture. Reason #3: Parallel Development aka Agile When different teams work on the front and back end of the application, there’s no reason for them to be working together. That doesn’t mean they don’t work together at all, rather, what I mean is that the only factor they have to agree upon is the API structure and nothing else. This is because of Reason #1, where both layers of the architecture are disconnected or decoupled. This enables teams to be more flexible and agile when developing the application. It is only at the testing and deployment stages that the teams will collaborate more. Reason #4: API as a product This is more of a business case, rather than developer centric, but I thought I should add it in anyway. So, there’s something new that popped up on the Thoughtworks Radar, a few months ago – API-as-a-product.  As a matter of fact, you could consider this similar to API-as-a-Service. Organisations like Salesforce have been offering their services in the form of APIs. For example, suppose you’re using Salesforce CRM and you want to extend the functionality, all you need to do is use the APIs for extending the system. Google is another good example of a company that offers APIs as products. This is a great way to provide extensibility instead of having a separate application altogether. Individual APIs or groups of them can be priced with subscription plans. These plans contain not only access to the APIs themselves, but also a defined number of calls or data that is allowed. Reason #5: Hiding underlying complexity In an API driven architecture, all components that are connected to the API are modular, exist on their own and communicate via the API. The modular nature of the application makes it easier to test and maintain. Moreover, if you’re using or consuming someone else’s API, you needn’t learn/decipher the entire code’s working, rather you can just plug in the API and use it. That reduces complexity to a great extent. Reason #6: Business Logic comes first API driven architecture allows developers to focus on the Business Logic, rather than having to worry about structuring the application. The initial API structure is all that needs to be planned out, after which each team goes forth and develops the individual APIs. This greatly reduces development time as well. Reason #7: IoT loves APIs API architecture makes for a great way to build IoT applications, as IoT needs read more