Transfers Aubameyang returns to Dortmund line-up amid Arsenal talks Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:40 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Borussia Dortmund v Freiburg Freiburg Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga African All Stars The two clubs still do not see eye to eye over the striker’s value, and he will make his first official appearance of 2018 against Freiburg Borussia Dortmund have recalled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the starting XI amid talks with Arsenal over the striker’s sale.Aubameyang has become the Gunners’ top transfer target following the sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. With fellow Dortmund favourite Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates Stadium as part of that deal Arsenal are keen to add another forward-thinking player who has shined at Signal Iduna Park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The club has already agreed personal terms with Aubameyang, but they have found Dortmund a trickier prospect as talks have dragged on over the fee BVB hope to receive for their star. Now, the Bundesliga side has included the player in their starting line-up as they take on Freiburg in Saturday’s clash. The decision marks a turnaround for Dortmund, who left Aubameyang out of their last Bundesliga clash, a draw against Hertha Berlin last Friday. Goal understands that Arsenal have so far seen two approaches for the Gabon international rejected. Dortmund are holding out for €70m but could compromise on a deal worth €65m if negotiations continue to drag, while Arsenal have to date filed bids worth €50 million and €58m.BVB: Bürki, Sancho, Sahin, Toljan, Aubameyang, Pulisic, Kagawa, Sokratis, Piszczek, Castro, Toprak #bvbscf pic.twitter.com/fwl6Tz73hX— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 27 de enero de 2018Speaking on Friday, Arsene Wenger admitted that an agreement between the two clubs was some way off: “I cannot tell you more. We have nothing to announce. At the moment, we stay where we are.“We keep our players. We have added Mkhitaryan and lost Sanchez. Will anything else happen? At the moment, I don’t know.“It is far from close. It is possible we will recruit someone else but I won’t give you a name.”Aubameyang has scored an impressive 21 goals in 23 games so far this season in all competitions, but Saturday will mark his first game of 2018 in the midst of doubt over his future.
zoom Dutch transportation company BigRoll Shipping has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co. Ltd to build two more MC Class module carriers, bringing the total number of vessels under construction to four, the company said.The first two vessels BigRoll Barentsz and BigRoll Bering were ordered in 2013 and are scheduled for delivery late 2015 and early 2016.The two additional vessels will be named BigRoll Baffin and BigRoll Beaufort. They are due for delivery mid 2016 and early 2017 respectively.All BigRoll vessels are named in honour of famous Arctic explorers, which was inspired by the ships’ suitability for shipping to Arcticareas.The MC Class are designed with particular focus on a high ballast capacity, low fuel consumption, high service speed and sea keeping behavior – which in turn provides lower acceleration forces on the cargo.The Dutch-flagged MC Class vessels are specifically designed to deliver modules and equipment for large projects and are highly suited to travel to remote areas such as the Arctic regions as well as directly offshore.They have Finnish Swedish 1A Ice classification, and are designed and fully prepared for a DP2 notation, according to BigRoll.
Bishkek: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that countries sponsoring, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable as he called for a global conference to combat the menace. Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here, Modi highlighted the spirit and ideals of the SCO to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism. India stood for a terrorism-free society, he said. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France To combat the menace of terrorism, countries will have to come out of their narrow purview to unite against it, Modi said in the presence of his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan. Prime Minister Modi also called on the SCO member states to cooperate under the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) against terrorism. He also urged the SCO leaders to organise a global conference on terrorism. Modi arrived in the Kyrgyz capital on Thursday for the two-day SCO summit. The SCO is a China-led 8-member economic and security bloc with India and Pakistan being admitted to the grouping in 2017.
Geneva – Morocco won the 2015 UNCTAD’s Investment Promotion Award in recognition for its renewable energy development policies.This distinction was presented to deputy director of the Moroccan Agency for Investment promotion (AMDI) Ali El Yaacoubi during a ceremony in Geneva.Morocco aims to bring the share of renewable energies in total energy production to 42% by 2020 through investing in wind and solar plants. Developing renewable energy will help Morocco lower its energy bill and reduce emissions by about 9 tons annually.
25 May 2007Reacting to the Government of Myanmar’s decision to extend the detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today repeated his call for her release. “He strongly believes that the sooner restrictions on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other political figures are lifted, the sooner Myanmar will be able to move towards inclusive national reconciliation, the restoration of democracy and full respect for human rights,” his spokesperson said in a statement voicing regret at the extension.Ms. Suu Kyi, the General-Secretary of the National League for Democracy, has been held for 11 years without charge or trial since her party and its allies won the 1990 election with over 80 percent of the Parliamentary seats. She has been under house arrest for four years, and has spent 11 of the past 17 years in detention.The decision was handed down despite Mr. Ban’s direct appeal to the South-East Asian nation’s senior leadership as well as numerous global calls for the release of Ms. Suu Kyi, who is one of over 1,000 known political prisoners held in prisons and labour camps across Myanmar, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.Mr. Ban is “determined to continue working towards tangible progress in Myanmar through the use of his good offices mandate, as entrusted by the General Assembly” and has instructed his newly-appointed Special Adviser for the country, Ibrahim Gambari, to engage the Government and its citizens in a dialogue, according to the statement.
27 September 2008The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to donor nations to supply the funds needed to feed Haitians and repair infrastructure in the Caribbean nation, which is trying to recover after being battered by a series of severe storms since mid-August. The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to donor nations to supply the funds needed to feed Haitians and repair infrastructure in the Caribbean nation, which is trying to recover after being battered by a series of severe storms since mid-August. “The misery index is rising daily and this will require a massive effort to help people stave off hunger and save lives,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, wrapping up a two-day visit to Haiti, the first by the head of a UN agency since the catastrophe struck. Since 5 September, WFP has supplied food for nearly 300,000 people in dozens of shelters across the hard-hit city of Gonaïves, and is working in concert with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other humanitarian partners. The agency urgently requires $54 million for food, logistics and emergency communications to help 800,000 people across the country. To date, the United States, Japan, the European Community, Switzerland and Canada have contributed over $10 million, allowing WFP to feed those in need until the end of next month. “Despite this show of generosity from many nations, we need more help so we can continue with the emergency operation and our other programmes here that will contribute to the longer-term solution President [Rene] Préval and the people of Haiti so desperately need,” Ms. Sheeran said. Nearly one month has passed since the storms thrashed Haiti, destroying roads and 3,000 homes in Gonaïves, and 50,000 people are still taking refuge in shelters. Some 3 million cubic metres of mud still need to be removed from the city. WFP is feeding workers helping to clear mud from 50 schools, mostly in Gonaïves, so they can re-open their doors on 1 November. The agency has also established a food distribution system across that city, focusing on women to ensure that children are receiving the necessary nutrition. There is concern over the spread of skin diseases, respiratory infections, dysentery, hepatitis, tetanus, typhoid and malaria. In addition, the rains destroyed large areas of crops, further exacerbating the problems Haiti is facing. “We are determined to help the Haitian people out of this emergency and work toward longer-term sustainable solutions as we do,” Ms. Sheeran said. She was scheduled to meet today with Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis and other Government officials in the capital, Port-au-Prince, as well as international donors, partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN representatives, to discuss the best way forward.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Mike Locksley is thrilled to be home.The Washington native who spent two stints as a Maryland football assistant and also served as the Terrapins’ interim leader for six games in 2015 was introduced Thursday as the school’s full-time coach.“This was the job I’ve coveted since the day I put a whistle around my neck as a coach,” said Locksley, the Alabama offensive co-ordinator who Tuesday was named the winner of the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach. “Some people grow up wanting to be the head coach at the University of Alabama, Michigan, all the storied programs. For Locks, this was it.”Locksley, who turns 49 on Christmas Day, will remain with the top-ranked Crimson Tide through the College Football Playoff.He is taking over a Maryland program coming off its most tumultuous season in recent memory.It has been less than six months since the June 13 death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed from heat stroke May 29 during an off-season workout. Former coach D.J. Durkin was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 11 as investigations were conducted into the circumstances surrounding McNair’s death and allegations of bullying and intimidation by coach and one of his assistants.The governing board for the state university system decided to reinstate Durkin on Oct. 30, a decision that prompted widespread outrage and protests by players. University president Wallace Loh fired Durkin the next day.Matt Canada served as the team’s interim coach and was credited with keeping the team together under difficult circumstances and he interviewed for the permanent job, but Maryland instead went with Locksley,The Terps finished the season 5-7, their fourth consecutive losing season and third year in the last four without a post-season appearance.“This has been a difficult season for our team,” athletic director Damon Evans said. “They deserve someone who can bring us together, someone who understands what they have gone through, someone who can help them continue to heal.”Enter Locksley, who endured a personal tragedy of his own. His 25-year-old son Meiko was shot and killed Sept. 3, 2017, in Columbia, Maryland.Locksley also knows McNair’s family; his daughter attended high school with McNair. Martin McNair, Jordan’s father, attended Thursday’s news conference.“My No. 1 priority and focus will be the health, development and safety as the head of this family,” Locksley said.Locksley previously worked at Maryland from 1997-2002 as the running backs coach and from 2012-15 as offensive co-ordinator. He also had stops in between at Florida (2003-04) and Illinois (2005-08).It is Locksley’s second full-time head coaching job. He had a rocky tenure on and off the field over parts of three seasons at New Mexico, where he was 2-26. He was suspended for one game in 2009 for an altercation with an assistant coach, and was sued for sexual harassment by an administrative assistant. Those claims were later resolved.Including his six-game stint as Maryland’s interim coach in 2015, he owns a 3-31 career record.“I’m so far removed from that New Mexico experience — 10 years and two days from when I was introduced there,” Locksley said. “Who I’ve become as a coach and who I’ve become as a person, as everyone else (does), you mature, you grow. I just spent three years saturated in winning under coach Nick Saban and the Alabama football program.”Maryland’s football program has struggled to gain traction since joining the Big Ten in 2014. The Terps have gone 13-30 in league play in that span, including a combined 3-17 against East Division powers Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State.Locksley possesses a reputation as a strong recruiter, particularly in the Washington area, which made him an ideal candidate after such a difficult season.“We have one of the best areas in the country for talent, and we’re going to work our tails off to keep it right here,” Locksley said.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press
The editors of the Oxford English Dictionary have a history of plucking their word of the year from the technological zeitgeist. Last year’s word of the year was unfriend, an obvious reference to Facebook‘s meteoric rise to popularity. This year’s word of the year is plucked from a social network too — Twitter — but it’s not Twitter’s coinage: it’s three-quarters term former Alaskan governor and would be VP of the United States, Sarah Palin.You probably remember the ruckus over a Tweet that Sarah Palin posted over on her official Twitter account last July in which she said:Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate. It’s refudiate that raised heckles from critics, who pointed out that no such word exists in the dictionary. On her part, Palin replaced the word — a portmanteau of refute and repudate — with refute, which doesn’t make a lot of sense, but whatever.She needn’t have gone through the bother, as it turns out. Now that the OED has declared “refudiate” as their word of the year, it actually will be in dictionaries, and Sarah Palin can use it proudly once again. Say what you will about Palin: there’s not a lot of people who have come up with new words mainstream enough to be accepted by the editors of the OED.Read more at Zap2it
Samsung vs Apple : le procès est inévitableLes PDG d’Apple et de Samsung se sont rencontrés pendant deux jours pour essayer de trouver une solution à l’amiable, sur des questions de brevets. La médiation s’est finalement soldée par un échec. Les deux jours de médiation entre apple et Samsung s’avèrent un énorme échec. Les deux géants des mobiles et des tablettes n’ont pas réussi à trouver un accord sur les multiples différents qui les opposaient.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le tribunal fédaral de Californie avait leur imposés une médiation, afin de trouver un accord à l’amiable. Le PDG de samsung, Choi Gee-sung et le chef de la division mobile, Shin Jing-Kyun ont alors rencontré le PDG d’apple, Tim Cook pour envisager un accord croisé de licence.Après un premier entretien de 9 heures lundi et un second de 7 heures mardi, la médiation n’a rien donné de positif. Chaque parti a campé sur ses positions : pour Samsung, Apple violerait plusieurs brevets sur les communications sans Fils. Tandis que pour la marque à la pomme, la firme coréenne aurait copié l’iPhone et l’iPad pour ses produits.Ils se donneront donc de nouveau rendez-vous le 30 juillet au tribunal. Décidément, les relations entre les deux grandes entreprises sont bien ambiguës. Samsung étant l’un des plus importants fournisseurs de composants pour Apple…Le 24 mai 2012 à 17:00 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 2, 2017 – Providenciales – The Tourism Minister is responding to what he calls the blistering attack on his reputation by Bight Member of Parliament, Porsha Smith adding that he encourages the Integrity Commission to go ahead and expeditiously, with its investigation so that he can be firmly vindicated. Smith last week questioned figures presented by and the integrity of Ralph Higgs, the member for North and Middle Caicos and Tourism Minister on the coming promenade and craft market for that island, which as she put it will hug his family owned development – Silver Bay Hotel – and which she says will cause him to be enriched from the public purse.Higgs labeled the move by Porsha Smith as reckless and unfortunate and said he will not be resigning his post, as she demanded on the steps of the Provo offices of the Integrity Commission. Premier Sharlene Robinson is weighing in also, saying the project is a Change Document promose for the people of North and Middle Caicos and said the move by former tourism minister, Smith is a cheap shot.As the investment and finance minister, the Premier said the project did not get the green light because Ralph Higgs’ family but because she believes, “this area is unique and offers a beautiful tourist experience as it offers a beautiful stretch of natural beauty and is a source of pride for those on the Creek.”It is with the Finance Minister’s and hot the Tourism minister’s portfolio that capital projects are considered and approved and Premier Robinson said she stands by the Cabinet’s decision to approve the project. Premier Robinson pointed to what she believes is the true motive for a public announcement before filing the case at the Integrity Commission by the MP for the Bight, “Her grandstanding in front of the Commission’s Office was also an ill-fated effort to defame the character of an individual whom the MP for the Bight worked closely with as former Minister of Tourism while in his role as Director of Tourist Board and whom she publicly stated in the previous Session of the House of Assembly that she had confidence in him. This has of course only changed since his decision to align himself with the PDM.”The PDM Party leader had a message for the people of North and Middle Caicos, that their elected representative would not be resigning.
The Spanish 24-year-old midfielder has joined former teammate Andres Iniesta at Japanese club Vissel Kobe.Sergi Samper’s career at Spanish La Liga club Barcelona was not an illustrious one.He debuted with the B team in 2013, playing during three years where he appeared in 103 matches.He got his first chance at first-team football in the 2014-2015 Copa del Rey, playing three matches there.But his progress with the Blaugrana was cut short with two loans: Granada and Las Palmas.Now, he has chosen to leave Barça and joined Japanese team Vissel Kobe where his former teammate Andres Iniesta is.“Yes, Andres has been key,” Samper admitted according to Spanish media outlet Marca.“He called me many times and told me Japan was a great place to develop.”“Gerard [Pique] was the one who gave me the news, and I’m very grateful for that,” he continued.“It wasn’t an easy decision, going to Japan at 24 wasn’t something I had thought about.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I’ve seen what is behind the project,” he explained.“I have seen that I can feel loved and valued again, I’m focused on the present.”“I haven’t had good luck, injuries have been a burden for me,” Samper said.“You never know what might have happened without them. I’m convinced things would have gone better for me, although you’re never sure.”Samper will now play together with Iniesta, Spain’s David Villa, and Germany’s Lukas Podolski.📷Photo ReportMarch 2nd, 20192019 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 2nd Sec.VISSEL KOBE vs. SAGAN TOSUhttps://t.co/EMClbOy5KD#vissel #visselkobe #神戸vs鳥栖 #WeAreKobe #一致団結 #Jleague pic.twitter.com/wpVefwmFjS— ヴィッセル神戸 (@vissel_kobe) March 3, 2019
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he’s considering a 90-day delay in implementing legal marijuana sales.Download AudioAlaska voters in November approved legalizing recreational use of marijuana.Walker told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce he’s exploring a delay in the part of the measure that allows for commercial sales.The ballot measure specified that adults no longer would be arrested under state law for possessing up to an ounce of pot outside their homes 90 days after election results were certified. That date is Feb. 24.The state has nine months more to produce regulations for commercial sales, three months to begin accepting applications and three months after that to issue permits.Commercial growers could produce marijuana for sale in May 2016 under the timeline.
The auditing watchdog in the United States has imposed a record fine of $8 million on global audit firm Deloitte’s Brazilian arm for issuing false reports to a US-traded Brazilian airline and then manipulating papers to thwart an investigation into the matter.The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) — the regulator for US auditing firms — has found that Brazil-based Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Auditores Independentes issued materially false audit reports to GOI Intelligent Airlines in 2010, according to the Financial Times.”Brazil-based Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Auditores Independentes ‘knowingly issued materially false’ audit reports for Brazilian carrier Gol Intelligent Airlines in 2010,” the regulator said in a statement.During investigation into the matter in 2012, several Deloitte Brazil personnel also tried to obstruct the enquiry by directing junior staff to alter documents to conceal their wrongdoings, the report said.”This is the most serious misconduct we have uncovered. It’s cover-up after cover-up after cover-up. As an investor you are expecting that the audit was done properly and sufficiently and that wasn’t the case here,” the report quoted Claudius Modesti, the director of enforcement at the PCAOB, as saying.Apart from the fine, Deloitte Brazil would also appoint an independent monitor to look into the matter and is barred from accepting any new clients until it meets the remedial benchmarks.The regulator also imposed penalty on a dozen former Deloitte Brazil officials, including the former audit practice leader, who was permanently barred from the industry.In a separate case, the auditing watchdog had fined Deloitte Mexico $750,000 for altering documents in a different audit.Meanwhile, the audit firm admitted to violating quality standards and said it would cooperate in the investigation. “Integrity in delivering high-quality services is critical to our business, our clients and the public interest; it is non-negotiable. Actions of ‘a limited number’ of individuals were ‘wholly unacceptable’,” Deloitte said in a statement, according to the report.
10 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 17, 2016 It was fitting that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s Tuesday keynote at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here began with a wide-ranging music demonstration. First, a pair of DJs went to town on a turntable set built on the Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform. Then a master percussion demonstrated, with something called an “aerodrum,” how waving a pair of sticks in midair (if at expertly calculated positions), could produce a killer backing beat. Finally, a pianist, armed only with a pair of gloves, manipulated the air around him as if it were a full synthesizer. Then, just before Krzanich began his speech, all four musicians played together to deliver an ear-blasting impromptu (and mostly virtual) concert.Technology irrupting into art may have been the first example of what Krzanich envisions coming down the line, but it was far from the last one. His speech, titled “Inventing the Future: The Power of a Smart and Connected World,” was full of plenty of others, touching on everything from games and movies to drones and robots to industry and smart cities and beyond, and was peppered with pontification about what it all means now, and what it’s likely to mean within just the next few years.”We’re truly inventing a world we can’t experience today,” Krzanich said. He was speaking of that “opening act,” which he said represented a new concept called “Merged Reality,” where “things from the real world can come into the virtual world, and vice versa.”But he wanted to take things even further. He said this revolves around four themes: how Intel will redefine the experience of computing; how visual intelligence is being integrated into the products of the future; how Intel is making the cloud an unprecedented platform for innovation; and how the company is empowering the next generation of innovators.He began by introducing Project Alloy, a completely self-contained VR headset, which uses dual RealSense cameras to track positioning. A colleague put on the headset, which displayed a world the video monitors in the keynote hall depicted as a nuclear-powered sci-fi environment. The front-positioned VR cameras gave the demonstrator in-game “hands” that let him interact with a virtual X-ray machine and see the virtual bones inside his hands. Even more interesting: the introduction of real-world items into the virtual world, such as a dollar bill that he could use to “carve” a piece of gold into a unique shape — merged reality in action.Krzanich then introduced Terry Myerson, a senior VP at Microsoft, to discuss the issue of how software will interact with this world, something Microsoft has been concerned with since the introduction of the HoloLens last year. Myerson said the “Windows Holographic experience” will be available for mainstream Windows 10 PCs next year: a new, advanced form of interaction that extends the Windows desktop into virtual space.The ensuing video demonstration showed how encyclopedia entries could be loaded directly into the HoloLens to give users a first-person view of existing geography and history in the making. Myerson said that the VR experience from the video was capable of running, again, on an Intel NUC — a tiny, not-too-powerful desktop. The first version of the specification is due to be released at WinHack in Shenzhen in December. But Krzanich said there was something even more exciting to wait for: In the second half of 2017, Intel will open source the Alloy hardware and open up the RealSense API to allow anyone to create new “merged reality” experiences.What’s involved in creating and editing a virtual reality world? Of course, Intel was prepared to show us — using a system loaded with one of Intel’s new 10-core Broadwell-E processors, the Core i7-6950X. Developing in first person, Krzanich’s colleague pointed out, removed a lot of the unnecessary guesswork from design. Just how intensive is the real-time rendering? Comparing an Intel Core i7-6700K (which is no slouch of a chip) with the 10-core chip, the 10-core machine finished in just a few seconds what it took the 6700K much longer to accomplish. This “immense productivity gain” would allow content generation to explode, Krzanich said.Not everyone will care that much about VR games — but what about sports? Using an array of cameras situated around a basketball arena, Intel can digitize an entire game and make it viewable from any position, from the free-throw line to below the basket.”You become the director of your experience,” Krzanich said. “Imagine any real-life experience. … The whole industry of filming could change as a result of this technology. This is the magic of mixed and merged reality, and we believe it’s a game-changer for virtual reality.”Intel is outfitting stadiums all over the country with the cameras, but that’s not all the company is doing: TXL Labs is the other advancement. “We’re in the process of putting together a production studio in Los Angeles that will be outfited with the technology that makes this possible,” Krzanich said, so that television shows and movies may bring you into the action as never before.You may not want to use virtual reality for everything you do, Krzanich admitted — you may still want to work in the 2D world. To that end, Krzanich said, the upcoming 7th Generation Core platform will provide the necessary underpinnings. Hardware acceleration for the HEVC 10-bit codec makes it possible to play 4K far more smoothly than had previously been possible. But integrated graphics on the chip have improved as well: Another demonstration showed a Dell 2-in-1 playing quite smoothly with decently attractive details. (What resolution the game was operating at, alas, was not mentioned.)Krzanich came back to RealSense to discuss some of the new innovations in drones. He discussed the Yuneec Tornado H, which is now on sale, and uses RealSense cameras to avoid obstacles. And the new Intel Aero platform gives you the basis you need for building your own drone from scratch. Drones, though, are only one new possible intelligent computing application. Intel Euclid is a completely integrated all-in-one platform (only about the size of a candy bar) that gives you “everything you need to bring senses to any robot.” RealSense, motion sensors, positioning sensors, compute capability and more offer lots of new possibilities.Krzanich followed this up with the next generation of RealSense: the RealSense 400, the smallest RealSense camera yet, just a few inches long and less than a quarter of an inch thick. Compared with the previous generation, it doubles the number of 3D points captured and doubles the operating range of the camera. “It will enable developers to create an amazing set of applications,” Krzanich said.”The world of autonomous driving is what we believe is the next great platform for innovation,” Krzanich said. And at the heart of autonomous driving is the ability of the car to see, interpret and act on everything around it. Elmar Frickenstein, the senior vice president of automated driving at BMW, arrived onstage in a self-driving i3 to discuss what he considers “the ultimate driving machine.” (As soon as Frickenstein got out of the car, it drove itself offstage.)Frickenstein addressed the question of how we’ll move from the current cars of today, which are only lightly connected, to the fully autonomous driving predicted to come in the future.Like so much else today, Krzanich said, autonomous driving relies on the cloud — and that reliance will only grow with time. It’s estimated, he said, that by 2020, the average Internet user will generate about 1.5GB of traffic per day — as compared with the smart hospital, which will generate 3,000GB, the autonomous car (4,000GB per day each), airplanes (40,000GB per day) and the smart factory (1,000,000GB per day). And that’s all data that needs to be processed and analyzed, something that will require powerful, dedicated platforms of the type Intel wants to be at the center of.Krzanich then explained the release of the Knowledge Builder platform, which gives developers easy new ways to create and share scenarios with Curie. He estimated that it would reduce development time from weeks to minutes … It will be broadly available in the first quarter of 2017.Most of what Krzanich had been focusing on during his speech were consumer innovations, but what about industry? To discuss that, GE CEO Jeff Immelt came out to discuss ways that new IT tools can increase productivity. “In the case of GE, we say that every industrial company has to transition to be a digital company,” Immelt said — a company that isn’t able to meet these digital requirements is in danger of not being able to satisfy its customers.Beyond customers are just ordinary citizens and people who don’t want to have to worry or think about technology that will work for them and keep them safe. This bridged the gap into a discussion of smart cities, where such things as smart streetlights could make a big difference.But these are all pre-existing ideas — some of the most interesting and important haven’t even been developed yet. This allowed Krzanich to move into the final portion of his presentation, discussing how Intel technologies are being used to create new products and products we can’t imagine today. The company is facilitating further development, Krzanich said, with Joule, a small-size, low-power platform designed to move seamlessly from prototype to final product. Joule, Krzanich said, is available now.What are examples of some of the other makers empowered by Intel working on? Team Grush, winners of the first season of Intel’s America’s Greatest Makers competition, arrived on stage to discuss the smart “gaming toothbrush” that makes dental care fun for kids. By linking toothbrushing to a fantasy-styled shooting game, where you aim your brush at monsters on your teeth, kids can improve their health and have fun at the same time. Though the demo elicited snickers from the audience, it looked very much like a practical application for solving a real problem.”People think Moore’s Law is dead,” Krzanich said holding up one of the Grush toothbrushes, to laughter from the cloud. But you sensed that he was, to some degree, serious. If the number of transistors that can be packed onto a chip no longer matters as it once did, there are still major developments being made and impressive innovation happening all around us.Krzanich was definitely cognizant of this, and acknowledged as much in wrapping up the keynote. “Everything you’ve seen,” he said, “is truly just the beginning of what will soon be possible. I have no doubt that, together, we can change the world.” Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story originally appeared on PCMag Enroll Now for Free
4 min read July 11, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. There’s an 87 percent employment rate among software developers. On average, there are five jobs for every software developer, according to a study by VentureBeat. The demand for software talent is still on the rise.Consequently, it is not surprising that human resource managers have a tough time recruiting, hiring and retaining software developers. Developers are fussy about selecting the companies they will work for. Even when they agree to work for a company, they can easily leave for the next at a split second, leaving behind a mountain of disappointment.Related: Confessions of an In-Demand Developer: How Too Many Job Offers Helped Me Craft My Own Coding Consultancy CompanyBut surprisingly, successful companies seem to have a formula for hiring, motivating and retaining top software developers. So how are they doing it? They use three Fs to inspire the best software talents:FreedomFlexibilityFunLet’s look at each one more closely.1. Freedom.Smart CEOs and COOs are not only good at their jobs, but they also have a knack for understanding and hacking their coders.With a million activities going on in a startup garage or apartment office, the grind and the constant pivot, the iteration and the race to outperform the competitors, the race to win a client and a customer — startup managers are focused on motivating their software developers.They achieve this by giving them freedom to make their own work choices. I’m not saying that developers should be given the opportunity to have the final say about the company’s product development, but managers should empower them to execute projects based on their own decisions.Of course, developers must respect the company’s rules and regulations. The techies feel more connected and engaged at work when they are given the power to make decisions about things like design and coding standards. They feel more relaxed and happy because they aren’t trapped in your “vision.” You make their work life freer, more creative and flexible.Speaking of flexibility … 2. Flexibility.You may think that successful startups have been run strictly by the books, that they fire staffers who show up late to work or don’t resume work on time after lunch breaks. While some companies are very strict — Amazon and Apple come to mind — others are pretty flexible. For example, VMware, a widely successful virtualization company, allows all of its employees — from coders to secretaries — to set their own working hours according to their needs.Related: Workplace Flexibility Can Impact How You Attract, Hire And Retain TalentUpwork, the largest online freelance marketplace with more than 10 million freelancers, is doing so much for remote workers. The company has an excellent flex work arrangement with super flexible office hours to keep their top software talents motivated.3. Fun.Flexibility is not just about giving your developers the freedom to work remotely or to choose when and where to work. Flexibility is also about giving them a moment at the office to have a little fun.Most software developers are big-time gamers. They like to decompress by playing video games, and they’ll never tire of the challenge of getting to the next level — and the next. The playing itself fuels their creative juices.While it cools them off, it also often helps them think positively and come up with newer and better creative ideas for their projects. Successful companies understand that, and they capitalize on it.OfficeVibe, for example, has an impressive “gamified” workplace for its coders and other employees. The gesture will surely motivate the talents to work for the company a lot longer. Whether a developer is bored or they just need to take a minute to play, they can spend some time playing and recharging, and then they can resume their work more energized than before. Related: Hiring the Modern Programmer: Does That Smart New Software Developer of Yours Also have ‘Soft Skills?’Conclusion.Recruiting and hiring software developers is not an easy task. With more available jobs waiting than developers to fill them, it’s not easy to hire and retain top software talent for your company. However, managers at big companies understand what motivates developers, keeps them engaged and encourages them to stay:Freedom at workFlexible work scheduleFun environmentGive them these three incentives, and they’ll be all yours, hardly considering a transfer to anywhere else. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 27, 2019 FDA Issues Final Guidance on Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems and Transducers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final guidance: Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | June 10, 2009 Vivid E9 4D Cardiovascular Ultrasound Helps Assess Heart Failure News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 20, 2019 Bay Labs Announces New Echocardiography Guidance Software Data at ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions Bay Labs announced that new data on the company’s first-of-its-kind deep learning investigational guidance software… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more June 10, 2009 – GE Healthcare will demonstrate its latest solution for the assessment of heart failure at the 20th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), June 7-9, in Washington, D.C. The Vivid E9 expert series system is a new class of 4D cardiovascular ultrasound that features advanced, quantitative tools for assessing treatment and therapies for heart failure management. It brings true 4D imaging and stress testing to a GE ultrasound system for the first time. Driven by a new processing engine, and eight times more powerful than conventional systems, it enables the clinician to view a full-volume 4D image for each heartbeat. GE’s proprietary Accelerated Volume Architecture (AVA) drives the engine and enables Flexi-Volume acquisition; a full volume in one, dual or multiple heart cycles, individually selectable based on the patient. Flexi-Volumes and RV Volumes help clinicians diagnose heart failure by evaluating the shape and size of the chambers. In addition, 4D color flow provides data on valve function and 4D Auto LVQ and Tissue Velocity imaging quantifies systolic and diastolic function. AFI and 4D Stress echo differentiate ischemic and non-ischemic heart failure, while tri-plane TSI and 2D strain help assess options for heart failure management. Its new M5S transducer takes the matrix array technology and marries this with single crystal technology to provide better endocardial definition, texture and crisper valves across a wider range of frequencies than traditional transducers. Though this represents GE’s fifth 4D breakthrough, it hasn’t come at the expense of the 2D imaging most clinics will rely upon while transitioning. The new D-series transducers work with the new engine to deliver enhancements in 2D, 4D and shared service image quality across the entire patient population. “The 4D is very easy to incorporate into an everyday routine,” said Marti McCollough, Director of Cardiac and Vascular Imaging, Methodist Hospital, Houston. “We grab a few 4D volumes prior to picking up the 2D transducer and then incorporate the 4D throughout the rest of the 2D study.” For a simple transition, GE includes the “Easy 4D” feature package to help improve workflow, reduce the learning curve, and make the 4D exam protocol more reproducible from patient to patient. With the One-Touch 4D feature, users touch one button and the system automatically crops away the full volume and displays the requested view. Management of large data sets 4D provides is simplified with the 4D Virtual Store, which uses image pointers to refer back to the original full volume data set, rather than saving multiple large data sets for every new crop view or measurement. “With 4D you know precisely where you are and can cut 30 to 40 percent of errors from 2D imaging on a routine basis,” said Dr. Aasha Gopal, Associate Professor of Medicine, Advanced Echocardiography, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY. Vivid E9 also GE’s first exploration into true 4D stress echo and users to acquire single cycle or multi-cycle full volumes in any variation of traditional, multi-dimensional or full volume views. Vivid E9’s templates for both exercise and pharmacologic stress tests are fully customizable. The Vivid E9 is 40 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than the Vivid 7 and has front and rear handles for easy transport. One touch accesses the electronic keyboard and touch panel and another touch adjusts the height and position. A new 17 inch all Digital LCD monitor tilts and swivels for optimum viewing, and data management choices are located with multiple USB ports, DVR recorder, and DVD drive. For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 30, 2019 New Guideline Published for Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Catheter-based Valve Interventions A new document compiled by four cardiac imaging professional societies provides a resource to guide clinicians in best… read more
Related posts:Why one Costa Rican lawyer is suing the government over crocodiles Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy Shrimping boat sinks in Guanacaste, spilling diesel on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention The crocodile that attacked a U.S. surfer in July in Tamarindo’s Playa Grande Estuary was reported captured on Monday.Officials with the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and Las Baulas National Marine Park, in which the estuary is located, captured and relocated the animal Oct. 16, according to a Monday posting from Tamarindo’s Development Association. However, the news was not made public until yesterday, in the wake of a Tamarindo Tourism Chamber request for a court order forcing SINAC to take action.The tourism chamber issued a request to a San José court this weekend, calling on the SINAC to take action in removing the crocodile that bit 59-year-old U.S. surfer Jon Becker on July 22, causing his leg to be later amputated.Attorney and environmental activist Walter Brenes of Energy Law Firm, who spoke with The Tico Times recently about his claims that the government is ignoring rising crocodile populations, drafted the judicial request demanding a swift response from SINAC. Brenes has argued that the government isn’t conducting the necessary studies and continues to enact environmentally friendly laws that let crocodile numbers boil over in tourism hotbeds like Tamarindo.“I know that crocodiles can be in the ocean, but it’s not rational that the government refuses to help at all with this issue,” Brenes told The Tico Times. “They can’t be so protective of the animals that they put humans in danger and risk tourism dollars.” Representatives of Tamarindo’s Tourism Chamber say that crocodile attacks are endangering the community and harming the international image of the coastal town. Orlando Sierra/AFPSINAC and the Costa Rican Environment Ministry, which are in charge of overseeing wildlife, have publicly said that there is no overpopulation of crocodiles in Costa Rica. Sightings like the ones at a recent international surf competition where crocodiles were seen in the water with surfers in Esterillos Oeste are normal, a SINAC report said.In the Tamarindo Tourism Chamber’s court papers, Brenes said that SINAC’s inability to capture and remove the crocodile that harmed Becker in the nearby Playa Grande Estuary had damaged Tamarindo’s international image for tourists and made the community generally unsafe.Brenes estimated that more than 80 crocodiles are located in or around the Playa Grande Estuary, an area which he said can only support 30 crocodiles. Including the attack on Becker, the town has reported three crocodile attacks in the estuary since 2013.Citing a constitutional right to a healthy and balanced ecosystem, the tourism chamber’s letter to the government read: “Taking this action would guarantee the safety of people, as well as protecting the tourism and commercial interests of the community.”Over the weekend, a local judge gave SINAC three days to respond or petition the relocation request. The government agency then responded Monday with an apparent video of the crocodile’s capture in the estuary more than a week earlier.SINAC representatives have indicated that the species of crocodile in Costa Rica – the crocodylus acutus – can inhabit fresh water, sea water and brackish waters, the latter of which are found in estuaries. These crocodiles instinctually flee from humans unless they are attacking out of self-defense or become disorientated, the SINAC report said.See also: Costa Rica’s crocodile conflicts Facebook Comments
Go back to the e-newsletter >The NSW tourism industry is set to receive a significant boost following the announcement by AccorHotels and Johnson Property Group that a 5-star Pullman hotel will be built as part of a $388 million integrated resort development at Trinity Point, Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia.Johnson Property Group has appointed AccorHotels to operate the resort under the group’s 5-star Pullman brand.Pullman Trinity Point Resort will be the first new build 5-star resort in the Lake Macquarie area for nearly 10 years, and will adjoin an apartment complex with a combination of 250 hotel rooms, short stay serviced apartments, and private residential apartments.The Resort will comprise of 65 hotel rooms as well as 150 one-, two- and three-bedroom serviced apartments and feature a business centre, 300 person conference/wedding facilities, a swimming pool, day spa, gymnasium, restaurant and bar, executive lounge, tourist information office and ground level retail outlets. Some of the hotel rooms will feature premium views overlooking Lake Macquarie and a proposed 188-berth marina.AccorHotels Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath said the Pullman Trinity Point Resort and surrounding masterplanned precinct will be a significant economic contributor and boost for tourism in regional NSW.“We’re delighted to be opening a new Pullman Resort in partnership with Johnson Property Group which will enhance the regional NSW accommodation offering in the 5-star end of the market. The resort will open up new opportunities for domestic and international travellers to venture outside of Sydney where the hotel market has been considerably constrained. The local economy will also benefit through local employment, supplier partnerships and added expenditure that will come with increased visitors to the region,” Mr McGrath said.“Pullman Trinity Point Resort will not only offer leisure and business guests a luxurious, waterfront accommodation experience but its location sits within the sweet spot between Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. We’re confident that the resort will appeal to a number of market segments from weddings to business retreats given its close proximity to Sydney and other regional tourism hubs. Boat and yacht owners will also enjoy arriving to the resort by water access,” Mr McGrath concluded.Johnson Property Group CEO Keith Johnson said the company was pleased to partner with AccorHotels to deliver a luxury 5-star resort to attract new visitors to Lake Macquarie.“A major drawcard of the Pullman Trinity Point Resort will be the surrounding lifestyle amenities which we are developing within the precinct, including a 200-seat restaurant with additional outdoor dining, a 300-seat function centre, as well as extensive foreshore boardwalk and stunning seabaths overlooking Lake Macquarie,” Mr Johnson said.“Lake Macquarie currently attracts over 900,000 visitors every year and the new Pullman Trinity Point Resort and surrounding restaurant, function centre, lifestyle and marina amenities are set to significantly boost tourism in the region,” Mr Johnson concluded.The construction of the hotel and apartment complex will see the creation of an estimated 3,500 jobs together with ongoing employment in the hospitality, tourism and marina elements of the project. Construction is expected to commence for stage one of the marina in early 2016.Trinity Point, spanning 23 hectares of prime waterfront land, is situated within the township of Morisset Park, 12 minutes off the M1 Pacific Motorway overlooking Barden’s Bay and the wider Lake Macquarie.Go back to the e-newsletter >
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The economic sentiment index rose in September by 4.1 units to 115 recovering most ground lost the month before, when it plunged 7 points, the University of Cyprus said.The improvement in economic sentiment was mainly on an improvement in business sentiment in the services sector resulting from a considerable upwards revision of turnover expectations for the three months to come, the Economic Research Centre (ERC) of the Nicosia-based university said in a statement on its website on Thursday.“Although the climate in the services sector is at much higher levels compared with the rest, it is volatile as a result of the greater uncertainty and heterogeneity in the activities in the sector,” said the ERC. “The marginal improvement in consumer confidence had a marginal impact on the increase of the index”.This increase in consumer confidence in September is attributed to more optimistic assessments of interviewed households about their financial situation and a reduced aversion to saving, the ERC continued.Business confidence in retail trade remained unchanged this month as the impact of a reduced current sales volume was offset by more favourable responses about inventories and future sales, the ERC said. In construction, business sentiment was also unchanged as pessimism about the current order book offset improved assessments about future employment levels.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola