Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving

first_imgMetta World Peace craves for Filipino food. Photo from his Twitter accountFormer NBA player Metta World Peace arrived in Manila Saturday for a quick trip to the Philippines.“Just arrived in Manila .. Love the Filipino people. Halo halo time!!!” said World Peace in a tweet, hours after complaining about his flight getting delayed.ADVERTISEMENT After landing, World Peace immediately satisfied his craving for Filipino Food and dined at a local restaurant in Makati.It’s time!!! #manilla pic.twitter.com/VpLdKe6FcKFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) August 12, 2017 NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 5 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes The former Los Angeles Laker, who was known as Ron Artest before having his name legally changed, will only spend less than a day in the Philippines, according to Snippet Media’s Kristina Maralit.Earlier, he asked his Twitter followers for leads on where to find the best street ball park in Manila. It is unsure whether he will have time to play ball while here.World Peace’s 16-year-old son Jeron Artest is born to a Filipino mother.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

Perpetual’s win over St. Benilde forfeited

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe NCAA management committee (Mancom) has forfeited Perpetual Help’s 69-65 win over St. Benilde Tuesday for wearing the wrong uniform to the game.The Altas played in their dark maroon jerseys against the designated light uniforms, violating the league’s rule.ADVERTISEMENT READ: NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniform“Any athlete whose playing uniform does not conform with the rules, first offense is ineligible to participate in a given game,” said NCAA Mancom chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR, of host San Sebastian in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOffenders of the said rule are ineligible for the said contest, although the Altas were still allowed to play against the Blazers.Here’s the NCAA Mancom decision re: Perpetual’s jersey mix-up. #NCAASeason93 pic.twitter.com/w3RiZR2XdP— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 11, 2017The forfeiture reverses the results, giving St. Benilde its first win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR ‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The same rule applies to the Junior Altas squad in the juniors division, but the Junior Blazers emerged victorious earlier in the day, 64-60.READ: Eze lifts Perpetual to first win; St. Benilde puts game under protestThe committee was quick to react on the controversy, coming up with the decision just after last game of the day concluded.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

DEJONG TO SEEK IOWA HOUSE DISTRICT 6 SEAT

first_imgA former Sioux City educator is seeking Iowa’s 6th District House seat.Rita DeJong will be the Democratic candidate for the house seat formerly held by Jim Carlin.DeJong worked for the Sioux City Community School District for 34 years, first as a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for 11 years and then later as a Principal or 21 years.DeJong released a statement saying she is running because it’s time for Iowa to get back to basics.She says that means good jobs, good schools, safe communities and affordable and accessible health care.DeJong was named the 1994 Principal of the Year by School Administrators of Iowa.She has also served as a president of Sertoma Club and the Junior League of Sioux City and aided the Sioux Gateway Airport as a trustee.last_img

JP Morgan Tied to Bulker Purchase

first_imgJP Morgan Global Maritime is said to have set sights on buying the 2012-built Supramax bulk carrier Ocean Symphony.The company allegedly entered into a sub-sale agreement with Japan-based United Ocean Group, according to information provided by VesselsValue.Once the transaction is completed, the 58,100 dwt Ocean Symphony will be bought for USD 15.2 million.Currently, the market value of the 32,311 gross ton bulker stands at USD 16.06 million.Featuring a length of 190 meters and a width of 32.3 meters, the ship was built at Tsuneishi Cebu shipyard in the Philippines.Earlier this month, World Maritime News reported that JP Morgan Asset Management raised USD 480 million from insurers and pension funds aimed at investing into distressed shipping assets. The fund sparked considerable interest as the shipping sector proved to be one of the sluggish ones abounding in cheap assets.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Pit Operations Discussion Paper Released

first_imgNova Scotians are being asked for their input as the province updates its standards for sand and gravel pit operations. Kerry Morash, Minister of Environment and Labour, released a discussion paper today, Oct. 7, to help gather input on the appropriate standards for pit operations. In June, it was announced that operators of pits under two hectares in size no longer had to apply for an approval for their operations. At that time, the Department of Environment and Labour also promised to talk to operators, interested groups and the public about the appropriate standards for all pits and quarries, regardless of size. There are various issues surrounding pits and quarries. A number of issues are common to both excavation types, others are unique to pits or to quarries. The discussion paper focuses on pits. Future efforts will address quarries separately. To obtain a copy of the discussion paper on pit operations contact 1-800-567-7544 or visit www.gov.ns.ca/enla . If you have questions about the discussion paper, contact Julie Towers at 902-424-4155 or Darlene Fenton at 902-424-2382. The deadline for written submissions is Dec. 16.last_img read more

TSX Wall Street gain on positive US data

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday after reports of a shrinking trade deficit and unofficial job gains in the United States as well as signs of optimism in the European Union.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 49.94 points at 15,154.68, with gains in seven of the index’s 10 subsectors.Two positive indicators south of the border buoyed U.S. markets.Payroll processor ADP said that the U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in May, up from 165,000 in the previous month.The U.S. trade deficit, considered a drag on economic growth in the first three months of the year, shrank by 19 per cent in April.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 138.13 points at 18,150.07, the Nasdaq index rose 33.97 points to 5,110.49, and the S&P 500 advanced 10.36 points to 2,119.96.Canada’s trade deficit narrowed to $3 billion in April, much larger than the $2.1 billion analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had predicted but an improvement from the previous month’s record high.The loonie ended the day trading at 80.30 cents US, down 0.29 of a U.S. cent.Earlier Wednesday, the European Central Bank raised its 2015 inflation forecast from flat growth to 0.3 per cent.“People are more optimistic about Europe and the prospect that the U.S. isn’t going to be doing all the heavy lifting on its own,” said Norman Rashkowan, senior partner at Sage Road Advisers. “That’s helpful for Canada because our economy is sensitive to global growth.”The spectre of European deflation was worrying global markets, he said, but the threat seems to be receding as Spain, Italy, France, and others posted positive first-quarter GDP growth.On the commodity markets, the July crude contract was down $1.62 to US$59.64 a barrel.Rashkowan said oil seems to be stuck in a trading range between $50 and $60 a barrel as worldwide production remains high and the OPEC oil cartel shows no sign of slowing the pace of extraction.“People are appreciating that perhaps it’s going to take longer to get oil prices rising in a sustained fashion,” Rashkowan said. “Instead, you’re probably looking at an environment where they’re going to be sort of moving sideways.”The August gold contract fell $9.50 to US$1,184.90 an ounce. Rashkowan said gold too appeared to be moving sideways around a value of $1,200 as investors consider the prospects for growth in the American economy.The market seemed to be ignoring Greece’s Friday deadline for a 300 million euro debt payment, Rashkowan said, with traders betting that a last-minute deal will be reached to avoid bankruptcy or the country’s exit from the euro currency. read more

Modernization of payment systems long overdue amid rapid changes BoC official

Modernization of payment systems long overdue amid rapid changes: BoC official by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2017 10:12 am MDT Last Updated May 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The country’s payments infrastructure is long overdue for an update to ensure financial system stability amid the rapid advance of new technologies and the risks that accompany them, a senior Bank of Canada official said Thursday.Deputy bank governor Sylvain Leduc warned that, for example, the systems must be able to keep up with new payment options that have mushroomed in recent years. He pointed to examples including innovations like PayPal, Interac e-transfers and Apple Pay.Keeping the payment systems up to date, he added, is necessary to protect Canada’s financial stability and to address credit, liquidity and operational risks that can arise — including those that can even come in the form of a computer glitch.The existing payment systems are also showing their age, Leduc said in a Toronto speech.“I don’t want to be alarmist here, the systems are still functioning — but it could be improved,” Leduc said after the speech as he took questions from the audience at the event for Payment Canada, a not-for-profit group funded by financial institutions that helps oversee business and consumer transactions.“We have look at the future to do this because at one point it’s going to be very costly to operate those (older) systems.”He said that down the road the retail payments system must also be designed to allow enough openness to allow for consumers’ expectations of fast, efficient payment options, like PayPal.If the system fails to stay up to date with these innovations, consumers may choose to adopt alternative, potentially unregulated forms of payment, that could eventually pose risks to the broader economy, he added.“Modernizing systems when technological advances and other changes in the payments environment are occurring at such a fast pace is not only challenging, it is potentially paralyzing,” Leduc said.“However, we all know that inaction is not without costs.”He credited Payments Canada with undertaking a plan to modernize them.The Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, a tech consortium called R3 and several financial institutions have also spent the last year working on an experiment called Project Jasper that tested an inter-bank payment system using a digital-ledger platform.The experiment looked at whether digital-ledger technology could underpin an entire wholesale payment system. Digital ledgers, which are the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, are sometimes to referred to as “blockchain.”The study found it may possible one day, but that it’s not quite ready because concerns over issues such as privacy must still be addressed, Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins and Payments Canada president Gerry Gaetz wrote in an op-ed published Thursday in the Globe and Mail newspaper.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

Ban offers condolences after death of UN peacekeeper wounded in DR Congo

The peacekeeper was among several who were wounded when the rebel group known as the M23 directed artillery fire on a UN position close to Kibati heights, 15 kilometres north of the North Kivu capital of Goma. He is the second Tanzanian peacekeeper to die as a result of the 28 August attack, which occurred as the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) supported action by Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) to protect civilian-populated areas of Goma.“The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the killing and wounding of MONUSCO peacekeepers,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “He offers his sincere condolences and sympathy to the family of the victims, and to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.”The UN remains committed to taking all necessary actions in line with the mandate given by the Security Council to protect civilians in eastern DRC, the statement added.Over the past year, the M23, along with other armed groups, have clashed repeatedly with the FARDC. The rebels briefly occupied Goma in November 2012. The fighting resumed in recent months, this time dragging in a group of Ugandan-based rebels, and displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating the region’s ongoing humanitarian crisis, which includes 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid. read more

Football Ohio State defense works to correct allowing big plays

Ohio State sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor (12) takes to the field in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Sept. 8. Ohio State won 52-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorRedshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones remembers how the Ohio State defense lined up on what ended up being a historic play for the group in the second quarter against TCU. Originally a base call for the group, Jones said he was in his gap and a blitz was not called. He said junior defensive tackle Robert Landers moved over and, when the ball was snapped, he tried to do what he always does: get around the offensive lineman in front of him and get into the backfield. After starting the drive with an incomplete pass, TCU sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson handed the ball off to junior running back Darius Anderson. Finding a hole through the A-gap on the left side of the line, Anderson was off, flying past junior linebacker Malik Harrison in the middle to get out into open space.The only player with an opportunity to get to the Horned Frogs running back was sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor. After the ball was snapped, Pryor began to move toward the right side of the field, forcing him to turn around at a bad angle to chase Anderson in the open field. Pryor almost got to the running back, attempting a shoelace tackle when Anderson ran down the sideline. Instead, the safety missed the tackle and Anderson scored on a 93-yard run, the longest touchdown any Ohio State defense has allowed in school history. For the secondary, this has been a problem before. In the season opener against Oregon State, Ohio State allowed two touchdown runs of at least 75 yards to junior running back Artavis Pierce. In his first Big Ten Coaches Teleconference on Tuesday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said plays like this need to be addressed and corrected. “On defense, too many big plays, and that’s just obvious,” Meyer said. “Get aligned and get the guy down if he makes the second level.”For junior safety Jordan Fuller, a team captain in the Ohio State secondary, these types of plays have never been the expectation of a group of this caliber. “I’ll say that’s definitely not our standard,” Fuller said. “We are doing everything we can to erase those.”He said, as an aggressive defense, some plays are going to be misread, especially in the passing game. He also said the big plays by opposing offenses are a combination of many little things that need to be improved — schematically and experience-wise. However, that does not mean that Fuller is placing blame on any particular member of the secondary. “I definitely don’t like people saying that ‘Isaiah should have gotten it, [redshirt sophomore safety Jahsen Wint] should have gotten it right there.’ There’s still 11 guys on the defense too,” Fuller said. “Sometimes it’s that narrative. I don’t like that.” Fuller said both Pryor and Wint played solid, with each player getting more comfortable by the game. But there are always things to work on. However, after a play of that magnitude, a 93-yard touchdown run, the longest touchdown run in TCU history, Fuller said he did what the defensive back unit does as a whole: pick up the player who is down. “Obviously, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t competitive, didn’t get upset when you had bad plays and stuff,” Fuller said. “But we all rally around each other and pick each other up.”  Fuller said Pryor handled the aftermath well. The sophomore safety ended the game with four tackles, including three solo tackles. Even with the encouragement from other members of the defense, Jones said this is a glaring issue that needs to be fixed soon before a touchdown like this costs them more than just a place in the history books. “We just got to work. We got to find a better way to fix those little issues because eventually those little issues become bigger and we end up losing,” Jones said. “We have to find a way. I don’t know exactly what the point of emphasis to change that, but we have to work together as a unit.” read more

Valve ports HalfLife to Linux

first_imgIn order for Steam to be a success on Linux it needs lots of games, and it needs games from all the major publishers going forward. But because this is Steam, Valve has a back catalog of games to call upon that everyone still wants to play. One of those games is Half-Life, and Valve has now made it available on Steam for Linux.The 1998 game has apparently been added to the library of games that runs on Linux. The good news is, if you already purchased the game for Windows and have it available on your Steam account, there’s nothing else to do but download it to your Linux machine and start playing. Alternatively, if you don’t own the game, it’s a $9.99 purchase.With the Steam Linux client now in open beta, releasing Half-Life makes a lot of sense for Valve. It may be an old game, but it’s still very popular and just as importantly doesn’t need the latest hardware to run. Valve has already started promoting Steam for Linux to Windows users, and having Half-Life available should entice a few more gamers to make the switch or at least try Steam on the free OS.The obvious next step is to get the add-on packs working and then move to getting Half-Life 2 running. We also have to consider that Valve will be focusing on ensuring Half-Life 3 can run on Linux as they will want to simultaneously launch that game on Windows and Linux. We may even see Steam for Linux get it first if Valve really want to shake things up.via Phoronixlast_img read more

Le Vietnam et EADS scellent un contrat pour construire un satellite

first_imgLe Vietnam et EADS scellent un contrat pour construire un satellite La filiale spatiale du groupe européen EADS, Astrium, vient de sceller avec l’Académie vietnamienne des sciences et technologies un contrat pour la construction d’un satellite.   Le contrat de 56 millions d’euros qui vient d’être signé succède à un prêt d’un montant identique qui a été accordé au Vietnam par la France. Baptisé VNREDSat-1, le microsatellite de surveillance des ressources naturelles et du réchauffement climatique sera mis en orbite dans trois ans par Arianespace. Le contrat consiste à transférer un ensemble de technologies vers Toulouse où se trouvent les locaux d’Astrium. Une dizaine d’ingénieurs vietnamiens viendront participer au développement et à la fabrication du satellite. Le président d’Astrium indique que “sur un marché vietnamien extrêmement compétitif puisque tous les grands concurrents mondiaux s’y retrouvent, il s’agit d’offrir le meilleur rapport coopération/prix”. Le Vietnam a déjà mis sur orbite son premier satellite de 225 millions d’euros en avril 2008. Le deuxième, de 163 millions d’euros cette fois est destiné aux télécommunications. Ces deux premiers appareils ont été conçus par le groupe américain Lockheed Martin.Le 26 novembre 2010 à 18:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Lastrophysicien Stephen Hawking a fêté ses 70 ans

first_imgL’astrophysicien Stephen Hawking a fêté ses 70 ansL’astrophysicien britannique Stephen Hawking était absent, pour raisons de santé, à une conférence organisée pour son 70e anniversaire. Ce scientifique exceptionnel s’est principalement illustré par ses découvertes en physique mais aussi par son combat contre la maladie de Charcot.Dimanche, était organisé à Cambridge au Royaume-Uni une conférence consacrée à un grand homme de science : l’astrophysicien britannique Stephen Hawking qui fêtait son 70e anniversaire. Un évènement auquel le scientifique a toutefois dû renoncer pour des raisons de santé. Néanmoins, il a délivré un message pour célébrer une vie “merveilleuse” consacrée à la science. “C’est merveilleux d’être en vie et de faire de la recherche en physique théorique”, a déclaré Stephen Hawking, contraint de s’exprimer via un ordinateur. Il a suivi la conférence sur “l’état de l’univers” à distance, via internet. À lire aussiSelon Stephen Hawking, des “superhumains” pourraient menacer l’avenir de l’humanitéStephen Hawking est sans conteste le scientifique vivant le plus connu dans le monde et est célèbre pour ses travaux sur l’expansion de l’univers, les trous noirs et la théorie de la relativité. En 1974, à 32 ans, il devient l’un des plus jeunes membres de la prestigieuse Royal Society britannique, avant d’être nommé professeur de mathématiques à l’université de Cambridge à un poste autrefois occupé par Isaac Newton. Sa notoriété lui a même valu d’apparaître dans la série “Star Trek” et dans le dessin animé “The Simpsons” : “Votre théorie sur un univers en forme de donut est fascinante, Homer”, lance ainsi le personnage de Stephen Hawking.Pourtant, en 1963, les médecins ne lui avaient donné que peu de temps à vivre en diagnostiquant sa maladie de Charcot. Alors que la majorité des personnes souffrant de cette maladie dégénérative paralysante vivent moins de cinq ans selon les scientifiques, la longévité de Stephen Hawking est également une source d’étonnement. “Le fait qu’il vive avec la maladie depuis près de 50 ans en fait quelqu’un d’exceptionnel”, estime Brian Dickie, de l’association britannique des maladies neuro-dégénératives.”Nous devons continuer à aller dans l’espace” Toujours aussi optimiste, Stephen Hawking a appelé les participants de la conférence à se tourner vers l’avenir et à “regarder les étoiles plutôt que leurs pieds”. Il a également invité l’auditoire à “donner un sens à ce que vous voyez et demandez-vous ce qui fait que l’univers existe”. Il a encore estimé : “nous devons continuer à aller dans l’espace pour l’avenir de l’humanité. Je ne pense pas que nous pourrons vivre encore 1.000 ans sans sortir des limites de notre fragile planète”.Le 9 janvier 2012 à 13:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Barbie la poupée Mattel devient ingénieure en robotique

first_imgBarbie : la poupée Mattel devient ingénieure en robotiqueOn peut mesurer 29 centimètres, avoir une voiture, une maison et un hélicoptère roses et décider à bientôt 60 ans de prendre un virage professionnel. C’est ce que vient de faire Barbie en devenant ingénieure en robotique. Mattel a révélé sa nouvelle poupée, cette semaine, et expliqué les raisons de son choix de carrière.  Bye bye les cheveux au vent, les talons de 12 et le mini it-bag qui ne peut contenir qu’un rouge à lèvres ! Depuis mardi dernier, Barbie a troqué sa tenue habituelle de femme-cliché pour un look plus geek et surtout plus inspirant. Après Barbie entrepreneure, Barbie créatrice de jeux vidéo, Barbie réalisatrice pour le cinéma, l’éternelle jeune femme en plastique qui fêtera ses 60 ans l’année prochaine continue son évolution professionnelle. Mattel vient d’enrichir sa ligne « Carrière de l’année » en lançant sa poupée ingénieure en robotique. Un choix pas du tout anodin qui veut encourager les petites filles à embrasser une carrière en STIM (sciences, technologie, ingénierie et mathématiques).  Barbie et la passion du codage Selon le Département du commerce des Etats-Unis, seuls 24 % des postes en STIM sont occupés par des femmes.  En France ce n’est guère mieux puisqu’elles ne sont que 33% à travailler dans le domaine scientifique, d’après une enquête de Global Contact, menée en 2016, en partenariat avec l’UNESCO. Alors une simple poupée pourrait-elle changer la donne ? C’est en tout cas le pari de Mattel.La marque californienne s’est associée à Tynker, une plateforme de cours de codage en-ligne pour enfants. Ainsi en se procurant ce nouveau modèle de Barbie, les petites filles (et les petits garçons !) pourront apprendre gratuitement à coder grâce à des tutoriels on-line créés dans un environnement barbiesque. Les leçons sont surtout consacrées à la logique, à des résolutions de problèmes et à d’autres compétences requises pour devenir ingénieur.e en robotique. « Nous avons constaté que lorsque des enfants sont exposés à des activités numériques, comme le codage, plus ils sont susceptibles de choisir une carrière en STIM », explique Srini Mandyam, co-fondateur et directeur technique de Tynker dans un article d’ABC News.Queue de cheval et talons plats À lire aussiLicenciement massif de robots dans un hotel au JaponUne Barbieingénieure en robe à paillettes et brushing hollywoodien ? Vous n’y pensez pas ! Pour coller au plus près à la réalité,  Mattel a fait appel à Cynthia Breazeal, professeure au MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) et fondatrice de Jibo,Inc, une société de robots domestiques. En suivant ses conseils, la poupée s’est retrouvée affublée d’accessoires indispensables à sa nouvelle carrière : un ordinateur portable, un petit robot aux bras mobiles et des lunettes de sécurité.Son look a aussi changé : queue de cheval, chaussures plates, veste en jean et pantalon.  Du pratique pour aller à l’essentiel ! On ne l’imaginait pas courir à travers les couloirs des laboratoires en stilettos ! Proposée en 4 modèles ethniques, cette Barbie est vendue au prix de 13,99 $ (environ 12 euros). Mais une question subsiste : où est Ken ? Par M.M Le 29 juin 2018 à 16:37 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Court upholds 40K award in neighbor piano lesson dispute

first_imgSELAH — A state appeals court says a Selah man so outrageously tormented his neighbor by revving his truck engine for months because he didn’t want her to teach piano lessons that $40,000 she was awarded was justified.The Yakima Herald-Republic reports in a published 2-1 ruling filed Tuesday, a panel of the Spokane-based Division III Court of Appeals found that Paul Patnode’s actions against Junghee Kim Spicer’s Yakima Arts Academy warranted the award.Court documents say the inharmonious relationship started in 2012, when Spicer increased the number of piano lessons she gave.From November 2015 through March 2016, Patnode parked his Ford F-250 diesel pickup next to Spicer’s home, and remotely raced the engine and set off the vehicle’s alarm when students came over.Spicer sued Patnode and Yakima County Superior Court Judge Gayle Harthcock ordered Patnode to pay $40,000 for emotional distress.last_img read more

Premier Robinson delivers keynote address at first ever Outsourcing Caribbean Conference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 7, 2017- Ministers of Finance, Representatives from 26 countries and over 200 Participants attended the first ever Outsourcing Caribbean Conference (OCC) held in Jamaica December 6 -7, 2017. Premier Robinson, as Minister of Finance, also had the privilege of being the Patron for the Event and of having Welcome Remarks contained in the Delegates’ Brochure.The OCC is a Regional Investment Promotion Conference of Caribbean Export Development Agency and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) of which Invest TCI is an active member.In her Welcome Remarks, Premier Robinson stated, “Globally, the outsourcing industry is growing exponentially and the Caribbean is well positioned to take advantage of this growth. Already, several territories in the region are making it one of the mainstays of their economies. The industry can have a significant economic and social impact on the region helping us to achieve our developmental goals”. She continued, “This first ever Outsource to the Caribbean Conference is the Caribbean’s indication to the world that we are serious about improving the conditions in our region to attract, retain and grow outsourcing businesses…The Turks and Caicos Islands is proud to support this ground-breaking initiative.”Premier Robinson’s Keynote Address provided insight into the Caribbean foray into the outsourcing sector and more specifically on developments in the Turks and Caicos Islands to attract investments. During her Keynote, Premier Robinson highlighted 7 reasons in support of the Caribbean region as prime for developing the Outsourcing Industry: Location, skilled labour, comparatively priced labour, labour retention, friendly business environment, high quality of life and modern infrastructure. Her call came for “One Caribbean” and for more collaboration amongst Caribbean countries. She used the opportunity to thank and commend the organisers Ms Diane Edwards, President of CAIPA and President of JAMPRO and Ms Pamela Coke Hamilton, Executive Director of Caribbean Export Development Agency.In promoting TCI as a place for investors, Premier Robinson highlighted TCI’s political stability, close proximity to the USA, easy access with flights from the UK, USA and Canadian markets, no direct taxation, well – regulated financial services sector, prime undeveloped land, effective judicial system based on English Common Law and our commitment to diversify our economy.The Conference saw panelists from across the Caribbean and North America and included representatives from critical regional Institutions such as UWI, CSEC and Caricom (CSME).Jamaica’s Minister of Finance, Hon Audley Shaw was on hand to deliver the Welcome Address.Premier Robinson also had the opportunity to be interviewed on Live Radio and for Business Access TV. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos IslandsPress Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Applicants sought for Railroad Advisory Board

first_imgCounty commissioners are asking for applicants to fill an unexpired term through December 2011 on the Railroad Advisory Board.The county owns a 33-mile, shortline railroad that runs from Vancouver to Chelatchie Prairie. A 15-member board advises the commissioners on how to make the best use of the railroad, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the county. Applicants should have the following qualifications: knowledge of transportation- and railroad-related issues in Clark County; willingness to represent a broad spectrum of community interests; and commitment to prepare for and attend meetings on the second Monday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m.Interested? Send a letter of interest and résumé by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 to Jennifer Clark in the Board of County Commissioners Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. Applications may also be faxed to 360-397-6058 or e-mailed to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov.last_img read more

Landing International Chairman detained in Cambodia

first_imgLanding International Development Ltd Chairman Dr Yang Zhihui has been detained by authorities in Cambodia, according to reports by Chinese media.Rumours began swirling early Friday that Dr Yang was taken into custody in Phnom Penh in relation to his business links to China’s state-owned Huarong International Financial Holdings Ltd, whose former head is being investigated in a graft probe. Inside Asian Gaming has been told that the Landing boss has since been taken back to China.As previously reported by IAG, Landing had suspended trading on Thursday after its stock price plummeted 35% from HK$5.60 to HK$3.71 in less than two hours.Asked by IAG for confirmation or comment of Dr Yang’s arrest, Landing said only, “It is confirmed that the company has been unable to contact or reach Mr Yang Zhihui. The company is making attempts to contact Mr Yang.”It added that day-to-day business operations would continue as usual under CEO Jay Lee and CFO David Hoon.“We do not expect that the temporarily absence of Mr Yang would have any material adverse impact on the daily business operations and financial positions of the group,” the company said.Yang, who holds a 50.48% stake in Landing through his own wholly-owned company, was present in Manila earlier this month when the company held a groundbreaking ceremony for its planned US$1.5 billion integrated resort in Entertainment City – a project that remains in doubt after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would allow no new casinos to be built under his watch.Despite Duterte’s stance, Landing this week reiterated its intention to open its Manila IR in 2022.last_img read more

UPDATE At Least 5 Killed Others Gravely Wounded In Maryland Shooting Officials

first_imgLIVE: Major police response to shooting at Capital Gazette news outlet in Annapolis, MD. https://t.co/YFm0l3gq54— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 28, 2018 It is unclear whether the shooting was limited to the newsroom or the gunman attacked people on other floors.Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis shared details on Twitter, writing: “Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees.”Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad.— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018 Massive police response to shooting in my newsroom in Annapolis. @capgaznews pic.twitter.com/M1Bjwa0mMh— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) June 28, 2018 This was the scene earlier outside the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. First reports of a shooting were around 2:40 p.m. pic.twitter.com/dolULaqbb5— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) June 28, 2018 Not sure what’s happening in #Annapolis but about 40 police vehicles have passed me. Bestgate Rd is blocked at West St. pic.twitter.com/QtItPLoRUZ— Cheryl Conner Costello (@CherylCCostello) June 28, 2018 Active Shooter: 888 Bestgate Road #Annapolis. Media staging area is 839 Bestgate Road.— Lt. Ryan Frashure (@AACOPD_PIO) June 28, 2018 Active Shooter in #Annapolis. PIO is on scene. https://t.co/j66POyXStv— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) June 28, 2018 Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure confirmed that authorities arrived on the scene within 60 seconds of receiving a call about the shooting.Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley praised law enforcement for its response, saying that if officers “were not there as quickly as they were it could have been a lot worse.”The newspaper’s website lists 20 newsroom employees. Police response for shooting in my newsroom. @capgaznews. pic.twitter.com/0O1LtlXdps— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) June 28, 2018 Share #update confirming active shooter at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Building evacuated. Officers continuing to search building. Relocation point is inside Lord and Taylor in the mall.— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) June 28, 2018Frashure said during the news conference that law enforcement from Annapolis, nearby Howard County, the Maryland State Police and federal agencies were participating in the response.He said authorities were focused on clearing the building and reuniting the people inside with their families. Families should go to the Lord & Taylor outlet at the nearby Annapolis Mall, he said.Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted he was “absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy,” adding that he is in contact with authorities on the scene.Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis. I am in contact with County Executive Steve Schuh, and @MDSP is on the scene assisting @AACOPD. Please, heed all warnings and stay away from the area. Praying for those at the scene and for our community. https://t.co/bI6PdUjHfh— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 28, 2018President Trump also tweeted about the incident, saying he had been “briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette,” and he offered “thoughts and prayers.”Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018 – / 4Five people are dead and at least three others were “gravely” wounded in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., officials announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon.Acting Anne Arundel County Police Chief William Krampf confirmed an adult male suspect is in custody and being interrogated by law enforcement.Krampf described the weapon used by the gunman as a “long gun” and said officials recovered “what we thought may have been an explosive device that has been taken care of.”It is unclear whether it was an explosive device.#Annapolis Shooting Update: Confirm 5 victims killed in shooting at 888 Bestgate Rd. Others injured, # still being confirmed. Shooter in custody. Name to be released at a later time.Bestgate Rd remains closed for several hrs between Generals Hwy/Admiral Dr. please avoid the area pic.twitter.com/rrvsR1YtuH— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) June 28, 2018Authorities apprehended the shooter without any exchange of gunfire, Krampf said.County Executive Steven Schuh told CNN four of the victims’ bodies were found on the floor of the newsroom and a fifth person — a woman with severe wounds to her upper body — died after being evacuated to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center.Two or three other wounded people “with less severe injuries” are being treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Schuh said. JUST IN: Active shooter situation reported at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland https://t.co/IV2vqV2Ts7 pic.twitter.com/FXp52DEXHj— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 28, 2018 WATCH: People seen walking out of Capital-Gazette building in Annapolis, Maryland, after reports of an active shooter. https://t.co/eWjaC4dGlq pic.twitter.com/a4KXTYzVMQ— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 28, 2018 #Annapolis Enormous response to shooting near mall area. #wbal pic.twitter.com/coAJp2iuQj— JME (@TerpsAlum81) June 28, 2018 BPD at @baltimoresun for precautionary sweep in light of Capital-Gazette incident pic.twitter.com/ZduDQAcoDS— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) June 28, 2018 Police say they are still securing the Capital Gazette building. Urging public to avoid area. Reunification center is at Annapolis Mall Lord & Taylor. pic.twitter.com/PVszFojAJD— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) June 28, 2018 Massive police response outside @capgaznews newsroom. A few reporters gathered outside here. Police keeping us back pic.twitter.com/0zAqpRoaLw— Tim Prudente (@Tim_Prudente) June 28, 2018 There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018Anthony Messenger, an intern for the newspaper, first tweeted about the shooting at 2:43 p.m. ET, writing, “Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us.”Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us— Anthony Messenger (@amesscapgaz) June 28, 2018last_img read more

Analyzing the Science Behind Customer Loyalty

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Raise your hand if you’ve built up an extensive collection of loyalty punch cards through the years. I know I’m guilty. From free t-shirts to free meals, being rewarded with something complimentary from a business you frequent is always awesome. The trouble is I — like everyone else — get busy and forget about those punch cards squirreled away; I even sometimes forget the businesses that provided them in the first place. Moral of the story: if you’re trying to figure out a strategy to better harvest customer loyalty for your business, this isn’t the best tactic.As a business owner, the most reliable tool in your arsenal for attracting, engaging and retaining customers is the data you aggregate about them. In fact, a recent study from Forbes reports organizations that are taking a data-driven approach have higher levels of customer engagement and market growth in comparison to their old school competitors.Today’s consumer is a whole new breed. With the advent of advanced, real-time technology, consumers have come to expect a more personalized experience from the businesses they buy from — especially those they turn to most often. This might seem like a tall order — particularly for smaller businesses that are just starting out — but when used correctly, incorporating data into your relationships with customers can spur increased loyalty. Here are a few tips to make analytics your ally in retaining multi-dimensional customers:Start small.Think your business is too small to get overwhelmed by customer-related data? Think again. From in-store and online transactions to inventory, marketing and overall service performance, there is a lot for business owners to analyze when it comes to how well they’re resonating with customers. While all of the information you aggregate is important to some degree, the reality is you’ll have better success — and save yourself some sanity — by prioritizing capturing the right type of data and moving the needle on just a few key customer-driven metrics.For me, service and product satisfaction have always been the most critical components to measure throughout the lifetime of a business. Over the years I’ve deployed a variety of tactics to gather customer sentiment, but the most tried-and-true method has been surveys. They serve as a catch all for understanding your customers likes, dislikes and general persona. While there is always a debate regarding what question provides the most insight into customer satisfaction, I take my cue from Fred Reichheld, author of The Ultimate Question, and analyze responses regarding how likely my customers are to recommend my business to others. Advancements in customer facing technology, like point of sale (POS) solutions or online shopping carts make it easy and less cumbersome to capture customer satisfaction information, among other information, following the point of purchase.Related: 4 Steps to Knowing What Your Customers Want Better Than They DoPredict and prescribe success.Increasingly more technology platforms are putting analytics at the forefront and making it easier for business users to access and make data more actionable — which is huge for businesses with limited resources.The perfect solution can provide both predictive and prescriptive analytics on your customers based on historical data you and it collected. Both types of analytics serve a purpose when it comes to fostering the loyalty of your customers. Predictive analytics, for starters, forecasts what action a customer will take based on past behavioral data. You can use this intel to analyze customer order histories, for example, gaining a better understanding of trending peak times of purchase and products purchased in order to make more strategic buying decisions that you know align with what your customers want.Prescriptive analytics take things a step further providing recommended actions for you, or in some cases your customer, to take based on past behavioral and predictive data. Think about Amazon’s “Recommendations for You” or Facebook’s “Friends You Might Know” calls-to-action. Those are prescriptive analytics at work. This type of insight helps you deliver on the personalized experience your customers crave and provides you with a competitive advantage.Related: Young Entrepreneurs Are Applying the Power of Big Data to the Real WorldFind your customers, round out your omnichannel approach.Using analytics to determine where customers are interacting with your brand can also set your business a part and drive loyalty in the eyes of today’s multi-dimensional consumer. For example, reviewing things like survey responses to determine how a customer prefers to be reached, or analyzing the number of purchases and/or support requests made through a specific channel like mobile compared to other methods will paint a good picture of how best to communicate with your customers.This information builds the framework for a successful omnichannel strategy, which you’ll need in order to keep customers coming back. According to an Aberdeen Group study, companies with extremely strong omnichannel customer engagement retain on average 89 percent of their customers, compared to 33 percent for companies with weak omnichannel customer engagement.Related: Tweak Your Company Survey to Find Out What the Customer Actually ExperiencesWe took this approach at our company when determining the best channels to provide customer support. After some research and data analysis, we realized majority of our customers would prefer to text their support requests versus call a support line or email. With that in mind, we implemented text to chat capabilities as an additive to our existing live call center and online chat functionality.Related: What You Need To KNow About Omni-Channel MarketingFacing the facts.Ultimately, when you focus on gathering the right data, making the information actionable and using it to develop an omnichannel strategy, the true understanding your business has for its customers will shine through. It’s time to recycle those lame old punch cards and revert your attention to a more practical means for engaging existing loyal customers and generating new ones. 6 min read May 13, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

El Camino Hospital Performs First US Robotic Lung Cancer Bronchoscopy

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more April 25, 2018 — The interventional pulmonology team at the Taft Center for Clinical Research at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., successfully performed an innovative robotic bronchoscopy procedure to view the inside of the lungs and obtain a tissue sample. This procedure, the first of its kind performed in the United States, took place as part of a clinical trial of Auris Health’s Monarch Platform. Auris recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the platform.According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It is often the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, having a higher mortality than prostate, colon and breast cancers combined, according to the ACS. Approximately 220,000 people are newly diagnosed with lung cancer each year and more than 155,000 people die from the disease annually in the United States.The early and accurate diagnosis of lung cancer is critical. Today, 90 percent of people who have lung cancer die from the disease, in part because it is often not found until the cancer is at an advanced stage. As the technology to identify lesions improves and screening for lung cancer in at-risk individuals advances, there will be increased requirements for minimally invasive diagnosis.The Monarch Platform integrates the latest advancements in robotics, software, data science and endoscopy, with the goal of enabling earlier and more-accurate diagnosis, and eventually treatment, of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung.“At El Camino Hospital, we utilize a variety of minimally invasive procedures to visualize internal structures, obtain tissue samples and diagnose lung disease. With the use of the Monarch Platform, we are embarking on a paradigm shift in how we diagnose suspicious nodules in the lung. Since the robotic bronchoscope has the ability to travel deeper into the lung and precisely guide a biopsy instrument to even the most difficult nodules, the technology offers the potential to diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage,” stated Ganesh Krishna, M.D., medical director of the Interventional Pulmonology Program at El Camino Hospital and fellowship director of the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program in collaboration with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Palo Alto Medical Foundation.For more information: www.aurishealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Oncology Diagnostics | April 25, 2018 El Camino Hospital Performs First U.S. Robotic Lung Cancer Bronchoscopy Interventional pulmonology team viewed the inside of the lungs and obtained a tissue sample with the Auris Health Monarch Platform Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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