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How machine learning is revolutionizing digital enterprises

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ronald van Loon Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#digital#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#M2M#Machine Learning#smart home#top Follow the Puck If you want more information on SAP Machine Learning, then go here to subscribe to the webinar on Enabling the intelligent Enterprise with Machine Learning.The presenters include Dr. Markus Noga: VP Machine Learning SAP Innovation Center Network, SAP SE. You can follow him on Twitter.Ronald van Loon is the other presenter for the webinar. Mr. Loon is counted among the Top 10 Big Data expert and is an IoT Influencer. According to the prediction of IDC Futurescapes, two-thirds of Global 2000 Enterprises CEOs will center their corporate strategy on digital transformation. A major part of the strategy should include machine-learning (ML) solutions. The implementation of these solutions could change how these enterprises view customer value and internal operating model today.If you want to stay ahead of the game, then you cannot afford to wait for that to happen. Your digital business needs to move towards automation now while ML technology is developing rapidly. Machine learning algorithms learn from huge amounts of structured and unstructured data, e.g. text, images, video, voice, body language, and facial expressions. By that, it opens a new dimension for machines with limitless applications from healthcare systems to video games and self-driving cars.In short, ML will connect intelligently people, business, and things. It will enable completely new interaction scenarios between customers and companies and eventually allow a true intelligent enterprise. To realize the applications that are possible due to ML fully, we need to build a modern business environment. However, this will only be achieved, if businesses can understand the distinction between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).Understanding the Distinction Between ML and AIMachines that could fully replicate or even surpass all humans’ cognitive functions are still a dream of Science Fiction stories, Machine Learning is the reality behind AI and it is available today. ML mimics how the human cognitive system functions and solves problems based on that functioning. It can analyze data that is beyond human capabilities.The ML data analysis is based on the patterns it can identity in Big Data. It can make UX immersive and efficient while also being able to respond with human-like emotions. By learning from data instead of being programmed explicitly, computers can now deal with challenges previously reserved to the human. They now beat us at games like chess, go and poker; they can recognize images more accurately, transcribe spoken words more precisely, and are capable of translating over a hundred languages.ML applications for life and businessIn order for us to comprehend the range of applications that will be possible due to ML technology, let us look at some examples available currently:Home connections: Amazon Echo, Google HomeDigital assistants: Apple’s Siri, SAP’s upcoming CopilotBoth types of devices provide an interactive experience for the users due to Natural Language Processing technology. With ML in the picture, this experience might be taken to new heights, i.e., chatbots. Initially, they will be a part of the apps mentioned above but it is predicted that they could make text and GUI interfaces obsolete.ML technology does not force the user to learn how it can be operated but adapts itself to the user. It will become much more than give birth to a new interface; it will lead to the formation of enterprise AI.The limitless ways in which ML can be applied include provision of completely customized healthcare. It will be able to anticipate the customer’s needs due to their shopping history. It can make it possible for the HR to recruit the right candidate for each job without bias and automate payments in the finance sector.Unprecedented business benefits via MLBusiness processes will become automated and evolve with the increasing use of ML due to the benefits associated with it. Customers can use the technology to pick the best results and thus, reach decisions faster. As the business environment changes, so will the advanced machines as they constantly update and adapt themselves. ML will also help businesses arrive on innovations and keep growing by providing the right kind of business products/services and basing their decisions on a business model with the best outcome.ML technology is able to develop insights that are beyond human capabilities based on the patterns it derives from Big Data. As a result, businesses would be able to act at the right time and take advantage of sales opportunities, converting them into closed deals. With the whole operation optimized and automated, the rate at which a business grows will accelerate. Moreover, the business process will achieve more at a lesser cost. ML will lead businesses into environs with minimal human error and stronger cybersecurity.ML use  casesThe following three examples show how ML can be applied to an enterprise model that utilizes Natural Language Processing:Support Ticket ClassificationConsider the case where tickets from different media channels (email, social websites etc.) need to be forwarded to the right specialist for the topic. The immense volume of support tickets makes the task lengthy and time-consuming. If ML were to be applied to this situation, it could be useful in classifying them into different categories.API and micro-service integration could mean that the ticket could be automatically categorized. If the number of correctly categorized tickets is high enough, an ML algorithm can route the ticket directly to the next service agent without the need of a support agent.RecruitingThe job of prioritizing incoming applications for positions with hundreds of applicants can also be slow and time-consuming. If automated via ML, the HR can let the machine predict candidate suitability by providing it with a job description and the candidate’s CV. A definite pattern would be visible in the CVs of suitable candidates, such as the right length, experience, absence of typos, etc. Automation of the process will be more likely to provide the right candidate for the job.Marketing ML will help build logo and brand recognition for businesses in the following two ways:With the use of a brand intelligence app, the identification of logos in event sponsorship videos or TV can lead to marketing ROI calculations.Stay up to date on the customer’s transactions and use that behavior to predict how to maintain customer loyalty and find the best way to retain them.How enterprises can get startedBusinesses can step into the new age of ML and begin implementing the technique by letting the machines use Big Data derived from various sources, e.g. images, documents, IoT devices etc to learn. While these machines can automate lengthy and repetitive tasks, they can also be used to predict the outcome for new data. The first step in the implementation of ML for a business should be to educate themselves about its nature and the range of its applications. A free openSAP course can help make that possible.Another step that can bring a business closer to ML implementation is data preparation in complex landscapes. The era of information silos is over and there is an imperative need for businesses to gather data from various sources, such as customers, partners, and suppliers. The algorithms must then be provided open access to that data so they can learn and evolve. The Chief Data Officer of the company can oversee the ML integration process.To start with completely new use cases for Machine Learning is not easy and requires a good understanding of the subject and having the right level of expertise in the company. A better starting point for many companies would be to rely on ML solutions already integrated into standard software. By that, it will connect seamlessly with the existing business process and immediately start to create value.Lastly, businesses should start gathering the components necessary for building AI products. Among the requirements would be a cloud platform capable of handling high data volume that is derived from multiple sources. The relevant people are as important to this step as are the technology and processes. After all, they would be the ones who will be testing the latest digital and ML technologies. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Indian-origin Researcher’s Smart Textiles to Help Measure Illness

first_imgResearch by an Indian-origin scientist at the University of Rhode Island has shown that clothes and other wearable items could possibly sense illness and transmit data to a doctor in a distant clinic to monitor health and prescribe drugs. Related Itemslast_img

Djokovic, Thiem, Zverev and Wozniacki in 4th-round action

first_imgPARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic takes on a familiar adversary in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.The former top-ranked Serb faces Fernando Verdasco on Court Philippe Chatrier, where he won the last of his 12 major titles in 2016.Djokovic, now seeded 20th as he continues his comeback from a long-term elbow injury, has won the past five encounters against the Spanish veteran.Two other title contenders are in men’s fourth-round action.Looking to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal is No. 2 Alexander Zverev of Germany, who plays big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur in five sets 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)No. 7 Dominic Thiem of Austria — a semifinalist at Roland Garros the past two years — faces No. 19 Kei Nishikori of Japan. They are scheduled first on Chatrier in warm and sunny conditions.In women’s play, 13th-seeded Madison Keys reached the quarterfinals for the first time at Roland Garros after beating No. 31 Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania 6-1, 6-4 on Chatrier.Later on Lenglen, Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki — seeded second — had a tough-looking fourth-round match against Daria Kasatkina.The 14th-seeded Russian has beaten her twice this year.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Shaheen Afridi stars as Pakistan beat Australia in T20I tri-series

first_imgPakistan youngster Shaheen Afridi was the stand out performer as he starred with the ball to lead his country to a comprehensive victory against Australia in a round-robin match in the Twenty20 tri-series in Harare on Thursday.Shaheen Afridi took out three Australia top-order batsmen to help Pakistan win their last round-robin match by 45 runs.The 18-year-old left-arm fast bowler gave away 37 runs for the key wickets of captain Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, and D’Arcy Short to restrict Australia’s chase to 149/7.Earlier, opening batsman Fakhar Zaman maintained a brilliant run of form by scoring 73 off 42 deliveries and Asif Ali hit a rapid 37 off 18 balls to provide Pakistan with an imposing total of 194/7.MATCH SCORECARDBoth teams have already qualified for Sunday’s final.Australia, which defeated Pakistan by nine wickets on Monday, will take on Zimbabwe in a dead rubber on Friday, having beaten the host by 100 runs earlier.”Afridi has been part of the last two, three series, so we wanted to give him an opportunity. Glad he did well,” Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said.”Fakhar, too, he was superb. Today’s surface wasn’t the easiest.”Finch couldn’t have asked for a better start after he won the toss and elected to field when Jhye Richardson dismissed Haris Sohail off his very first delivery.But the Australians were sloppy in the field as Marcus Stoinis dropped Hussain Talat on 9 at mid-off which could have reduced Pakistan to 19-2.Talat went on to score 30 and contributed to a 72-run stand with Zaman for the second wicket before he was bowled by offspinner Maxwell.advertisementZaman then took charge and hammered nine fours and three sixes before he mistimed a pull shot of seamer Stoinis and was caught at mid-wicket.Asif and Malik (27 off 15 balls) then propelled Pakistan in the last five overs which yielded 60 runs despite Andrew Tye finishing with 3-35.”We didn’t get going all day, long way off with the ball and on the field, couldn’t then get any partnerships with the bat,” Finch said.”This was a 170 wicket, we let them get away, our fielding was sloppy as well. They stuck to basic plans and did well.”Afridi, who impressed in this year’s Under-19 World Cup, struck three blows upfront that took the game away from Australia.Finch, who scored a world-record 172 against Zimbabwe and a rapid half-century against Pakistan in the first game, tried to play across the line and was caught behind for 16.Maxwell fell lbw to a superb Afridi in-swinger on 10, and Short’s struggling 28-run knock off 34 balls ended in the 13th over when he was clean bowled by Afridi.Alex Carey top-scored with 37 to reduce the margin of defeat, but Australia couldn’t recover after losing half of its side for 75 runs when Short departed.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

Emmanuel Ogbah Doesn’t Care about Your GameDay, ESPN

first_imgCollege GameDay, as you know by now, is snubbing two 8-0 teams for a field goal festival down in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. While this might have been disconcerting to some, Oklahoma State’s best player doesn’t seem to mind all that much.“To be honest, I could care less,” Ogbah told the O’Colly. “I don’t really care if GameDay comes. We’re just happy to play a great game that we’re about to play Saturday.”Ogbah, who is currently fourth in the country in sacks per game and seventh in tackles for loss per game, also noted that he thinks Trevone Boykin is the best player in conference and beyond.“Every game is a big game for us. We’re taking it one game at a time. TCU is one of the best teams in our conference right now. We’re both 8-0, so it should be a good battle against the best player in the country, in my opinion.”Ogbah will try to turn his 13 of the last 16 games with a sack in to 14 of 17. OSU will need him to if it wants to pull the upset.TCU coach Gary Patterson said Oklahoma State’s defensive line is the best they’ve played so far. He also mentioned No. 38.“Obviously, he’s had a sack in a bunch of games. He’s relentless, he comes after you,” Patterson said. “They’ve got big corners, they’ve got secondary guys that can play man on you. They’re a challenge all the way up and down the field.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Money in European rugby is too good to resist, says Wasps’ Lima Sopoaga

first_img Brad Shields hands England injury blow as Wasps fall to Exeter Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on LinkedIn It was once the case that All Blacks arrived in Europe on large salaries soon after a World Cup to see out the twilight of their careers but an increasing number are arriving in their prime. Charles Piutau, who earns in the region of £1m a year at Bristol, is among them along with his clubmate Steven Luatua, while Julian Savea and Malakai Fekitoa are at Toulon and Aaron Cruden plays for Montpellier. Like Sopoaga they are all still in their 20s.“Things are starting to change and players are starting to wise up a bit,” said Sopoaga, who is 26. “They realise that it’s a business these days. A lot of us are starting to talk to each other more and talk about experiences and about how we can benefit from the game because it is a business and it can be pretty cut-throat at times.“For a lot of guys like myself, who come from big families, from low socio-economic backgrounds the chance to change your family’s life is pretty overwhelming. It’s not something you should take lightly and sometimes the jersey is not enough for a better life. It is special, the experiences you have are pretty surreal, but down the track those things don’t pay for a roof over your head.” New Zealand rugby union team Wasps Share on Messenger Premiership Rugby decides selling majority share is ‘not preferred option’ Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Facebook The Wasps fly-half Lima Sopoaga believes the player drain from New Zealand to Europe will increase because the lure of the All Blacks jersey no longer outweighs the financial incentives on offer in the northern hemisphere.Sopoaga has 16 New Zealand caps – two of which are starts – and signed a lucrative two-year deal with Wasps in January. He arrived over the summer, ruling him out of the international picture in light of the All Blacks’ strict policy of picking only players based at home. Topics The migration of talent is such that New Zealand Rugby has established links with Harlequins and a number of teams in Japan with a view to sending their top players on sabbaticals without losing them permanently. Tax breaks for All Blacks have also been suggested because of fears that, if a headline name such as Beauden Barrett or Kieran Read were to head to Europe, the floodgates would open.Sopoaga added: “You can easily see why the riches of Europe for young guys appeal – rugby doesn’t last forever and younger guys are becoming more aware of that. I think that’s a good thing. For me having my daughter changed things, how I looked at rugby, how I looked at life. Rugby isn’t forever. It can all be taken away from you.”Sopoaga made his Wasps debut off the bench last week and is in line for a first start against Leicester on Sunday. In a boost for England as well as Wasps, he could be joined by Nathan Hughes with the club’s director of rugby Dai Young revealing the No 8’s hamstring injury is not serious. Young also confirmed that Brad Shields will undergo surgery on Wednesday and be out for three to five weeks with a fractured cheekbone. He will therefore be available for Wasps’ first two Champions Cup matches next month as well as England’s autumn campaign after It was initially feared he could be out for up to eight weeks. news … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Rugby union Share on Twitter Read more Reuse this content Support The Guardianlast_img read more

Five Farmers Receive Grant Support from Diaspora Group

first_img They are Mazie Bent from St. Elizabeth, Nicolette Smith-Francis from Clarendon, Clive Pullen from Clarendon, Lorna Fong from Manchester, and Patricia Parchment from Westmoreland. The recipients, who are involved in subsectors such as chicken, bee, banana, peas, sugar cane, yam and mushroom farming, were presented with funds of between $50,000 and $75,000 each, during a recent function at the Denbigh showground in Clarendon. Five small farmers have benefited from micro grants from the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce (JDAT) Investor Circle, which will go towards improving and expanding their operations. Story Highlights Five small farmers have benefited from micro grants from the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce (JDAT) Investor Circle, which will go towards improving and expanding their operations.They are Mazie Bent from St. Elizabeth, Nicolette Smith-Francis from Clarendon, Clive Pullen from Clarendon, Lorna Fong from Manchester, and Patricia Parchment from Westmoreland.The recipients, who are involved in subsectors such as chicken, bee, banana, peas, sugar cane, yam and mushroom farming, were presented with funds of between $50,000 and $75,000 each, during a recent function at the Denbigh showground in Clarendon.The support will go towards putting in drip irrigation systems; purchasing fertiliser, layers, feed, seed, and material for farm expansion; among other things.Chairperson of JDAT, Kimone Gooden, told JIS News that more than 160 applications were received.Persons were invited to submit applications at the 2018 Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, online or through the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).Miss Gordon said members of the Investor Circle reviewed all the submissions, conducted interviews and shortlisted the candidates, and toured some of the farms before selecting the grantees.Bee farmer, Patricia Parchment, who told JIS News that she learnt about the grant at Denbigh, expressed joy at being selected for an award.“I am an organic farmer and a beekeeper, and I find it challenging to expand because of the cost of bee equipment, so this grant funding will assist me greatly with the expansion of my apiary,” she said.Meanwhile, the JDAT Chairperson told JIS News that applications for the next round of grant funding will open later this year.“This was the Investor Circle’s pilot round – a test for the task force to see what works best and to further develop the programme. Next round, the grant will be revamped but with the goal of increasing the funding pool and continuing to make the process a simple one,” she noted.She said that for the next round, the group will be considering the creation of a special category for young farmers who are just starting out.JDAT Co-Chair, Denise McLaughlin, said “the whole point of this grant fund is to offer a simplified way for farmers to get funding, as the overwhelming feedback from the farmers is that it is difficult to access support and resources, so we want to make the process as simple as possible”.The JDAT Investor Circle was officially launched at the Denbigh Show in Clarendon on August 6, 2018, with a goal of providing microfinance funding for local farmers.The Circle provides an opportunity for persons and organisations within the diaspora and Jamaica, to pool their resources in an effort to assist the country’s agricultural sector. The group has partnered with the JAS to undertake the process.last_img read more

Höegh LNG to Charter Its New FSRU to Cheniere

first_imgNorway’s Höegh LNG has signed a time charter contract for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) with Cheniere Marketing International.Under the deal, the company’s recently named Höegh Galleon would be employed on a fixed daily charter rate with Cheniere for a period of up to 18 months.The time charter is scheduled to commence in September 2019 after the delivery of the unit, Höegh LNG’s tenth, from South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.The company explained that the terms of the time charter ensure the Höegh Galleon’s availability to serve the AIE project in Port Kembla, Australia, where Höegh LNG is the FSRU provider on a back-to-back basis.AIE recently announced a contract to supply gas to its foundation customer from January 1, 2021.“This charter party will cover the period from delivery of Höegh Galleon until its planned start-up in Port Kembla. Combined with a finalized AIE contract and the project’s FID, Höegh Galleon will have long-term contract coverage in line with HLNG’s stated strategy,” Sveinung J.S. Støhle, President & CEO of Höegh LNG, said.Støhle added that from commencement of the Cheniere contract in September, Höegh LNG’s fleet would be fully employed.last_img read more

Canadian Wheat Board axing hundreds of jobs as wheat and barley monopoly

WINNIPEG — The axe is swinging monthly at the Canadian Wheat Board as the agency moves to cut about three-quarters of its staff after losing its monopoly over western wheat and barley sales.“We indicated right from the beginning of the planning process that the Canadian Wheat Board would be a much smaller entity, would need to right-size its staff complement … now that CWB no longer markets all the wheat and barley from western Canada,” spokesperson Maureen Fitzhenry said Wednesday.Fitzhenry said jobs are being cut every month. The number of employees will be down to 288 by the end of May and will drop to about 100 by the end of the year. There were 430 people on the payroll, mainly at the headquarters in Winnipeg, at the beginning of 2011.[np-related]The cuts follow the federal government’s decision last year to make the government-backed but farmer-controlled agency a voluntary route for producers, ending a six-decade-long monopoly.The move divided the farming community. Some producers said they deserve the right to seek higher prices on the open market, as their counterparts in Eastern Canada do. Others have predicted prices will drop as producers compete with each other instead of banding together under the wheat board.The controversy spawned several court battles led by pro-monopoly producers and former directors of the wheat board who were elected by farmers.A group called the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board has filed a class-action lawsuit in Federal Court, asking the court to restore the board and give farmers $17-billion in damages. There is also a lawsuit filed by wheat board supporters last month, which seeks $15.4-billion in damages.Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has criticized the lawsuits and has urged critics to let farmers move on and prepare for the new crop year, which starts Aug. 1. read more

Program Review Task Force nears the end of its mandate

The President’s Task Force on Program Review has posted a status update as it prepares to file its final report.The Task Force — comprised of faculty, staff and students — was created in June 2013 with the goal of reviewing the University’s operations and presenting findings that could help inform any strategy for eliminating the University’s operating budget deficit.The Task Force now expects to file its final report to Brock President Jack Lightstone by the end of May.For more information, visit the Program Review website. read more

Kloof Gold Mine achieves a million fatalityfree shifts

first_imgIn a stark reminder of the dangerous nature of deep level gold mining in South Africa. Gold Fields is rightly proud of its Kloof gold mine, near Westonaria on the West Rand, which today achieved one million fatality-free shifts. However, put in context, that is just 50 days without a fatality. Many mines in other parts of the world would think nothing of 50 days without a fatality. Yet Kloof has not achieved this safety level for over two years. And 24 hours later on June 26, Kloof had to regretfully report that two men had lost their lives.Gold Fields notes that the milestone was achieved “with the completion of the night shift early today and has taken 51 working days of dedication, teamwork, and commitment to safety procedures and best practices in mining.”Rodney Hart, Vice President and Head of Operations at Kloof, praised the employees for their significant achievement which he said had been brought about by “a change of attitude towards our own and the safety of our team members”.Nick Holland, the chief executive of Gold Fields, said: “The one million fatality-free shifts at Kloof demonstrate that safe working can be achieved at deep-level gold mines. It has also given a significant boost to our safety efforts throughout all our operations following the very unfortunate accidents we had earlier this year. Safety remains the number one priority within Gold Fields and we are currently conducting a comprehensive audit of our safety practices and safety performance at our mines in South Africa. If we can go for more than 50 days at a deep-level mine such as Kloof without one fatal injury, then I firmly believe that our goal of having zero fatalities on all Gold Fields mines can be realised.”The two employees killed just after the achievement were carrying out cleaning duties in a stope, approximately 3,000 m below surface, when there was a fall of ground following a seismic event of 1.2 magnitude. There were no other persons injured. The accident occurred at 02:17am at the No.4 Shaft. All production at the shaft has been stopped and an investigation by the Department of Minerals and Energy is being carried out.Holland said: “We are deeply saddened and shocked by this accident which took place within 24 hours of Kloof achieving a million fatality-free shifts. It only reinforces the need for us to be even more vigilant and remain committed to safe working at all our operations. Safety remains the number one priority of Gold Fields and we will strive to ensure that no harm comes to employees in the workplace.”Kloof employs approximately 15,000 people and mining takes place at depths of up to 3 kilometres. The previous one million fatality-free shifts at Kloof was achieved on April 4, 2006.last_img read more

Wisla Plock wins again over Sungul Snezhinsk advances to group phase

Polish Wisla Plock won in the return leg of the EHF Cup against Sungul Snezhinsk got advance to the next round. Although “Oilers” have played with only one goalkeeper, Marcin Wichary, they won 29:24. First game in Plock has ended with 37-23 result and therefore Wislas players and fans were quite composed going to Russia. Even some adventures, like sending back to Poland Marin Sego, couldn’t stop Lars Walther’s players to win. “Oilers” were having everything under control during all game, hosts were able to fight on the same level only 10 minutes (5 min – 3-1; 10 min – 5-5). Great day had Marcin Wichary, who had 52%, and Christian Spanne, the best scorer of Wisla (11 goals).Sungul Snezhinsk – Orlen Wisła Płock 24:29 (12:16)Orlen Wisła Płock: Wichary (52%) – Ilyés 1, Eklemović 1, Spanne 11, Kubisztal 2, Zołoteńko 1, Toromanović 3, Syprzak 2, Paczkowski 3, Nenadić 1, Nikčević 4Later today in the EHF Cup play: Meshkov Brest – Goppingen, Presov – Borac, Vojvodina – La Rioja, Alpla Hard – Motor, Aragon – Guif, Doboj – Elverum, Porto – Koper, Benfica – NantesTEXT: Michalina Chabowska EHF CupeklemovicilyeskubisztalnenadicnikcevicpaczkowskiPlockPoland handballsegospannesungul snezhinsksyprzaktoromanovicwaltherwislaWisla Plockwycharizolotenko ← Previous Story World Championship (W) Qualifications: Netherlands with a win over Slovenia Next Story → VELUX EHF Champs Lg: Gorenje and Metalurg advance to L16, Pick Szeged win important game against RK Zagreb read more

10 baleines échouées meurent en NouvelleZélande

first_img10 baleines échouées meurent en Nouvelle-ZélandeVendredi, dix baleines sont mortes sur une plage de l’île du Sud de Nouvelle-Zélande. Soixante-dix autres cétacés se sont échoués sur cette baie, et des secouristes tentaient de les sauver.C’est à Farewell split, à la pointe de Golden Bay, située à 150 kilomètres environ de la ville de Nelson, que ces dizaines de baleines se sont échouées. “C’est une véritable épreuve pour elles que d’être exposées au soleil. Malheureusement, certaines finissent par mourir”, a déploré Trish Grant, porte-parole du ministère de la Protection de l’environnement, cité par Romandie.com.À lire aussiMigaloo la baleine blanche extrêmement rare a de nouveau été filméeTentant de sauver les baleines survivantes, une centaine d’employés du ministère de la Protection de l’environnement ont été mobilisés pour rafraîchir les cétacés et leur éviter de succomber à la chaleur accablante de l’été austral, puis de les remettre à l’eau.Ce type d’échouage est malheureusement fréquent dans la région. “C’est quelque chose qui arrive assez souvent à Golden Bay avec les baleines pilotes. C’est peut-être dû à la forme de la baie et au courant circulaire qui font qu’elles se trouvent désorientées”, explique en effet Trish Grant. Le mois dernier déjà, vingt-quatre baleines s’étaient ainsi échouées dans le nord du pays. Quatorze d’entre elles avaient été retrouvées mortes, et les autres avaient été abattues en raison de leur état, jugé trop critique pour les remettre à la mer. En septembre, ce sont 80 cétacés qui avaient été retrouvés sur une plage. Quatorze d’entre eux seulement avaient alors pu être sauvés.  Le 7 février 2011 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Exhort farmers to take up horticulture farming Collector

first_imgOngole: Prakasam District Collector Dr Pola Bhaskara ordered the micro-irrigation department officials to encourage the farmers to adapt to horticulture crops and use micro irrigation methods. He visited the horticulture crops supported by the micro-irrigation department at Umamaheswara Puram in Mundlamuru mandal and interacted with the local farmers on Friday. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us In the meeting, the Collector said that due to the scanty rainfall, about 142 farmers from Umamaheswara Puram using micro-irrigation scheme for the cultivation of Chilli in 138 hectares, receiving Rs 1.42 crore as subsidy. He announced that the district administration will develop the village as a model village with the help of all departments. He said that they will allow the farmers to create small farm ponds in their farms as per their request and try to develop two villages in each mandal as model villages like Umamaheswara Puram. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The Collector said that there is severe water scarcity in the district and advised that every person should utilise water very carefully and make big produce. He said that there are 916 identified tanks in the district but there is no water in them as they are occupied and dugout by others. He warned the encroachers to remove their encroachments voluntarily as they pose danger to the tanks. He said that the soak pits should be constructed in the fields and at the hand pumps in the villages. APMIP PD Raveendra, DWMA PD Venkateswarlu, horticulture APD Jennamma, Mundlamuru tahsildar P Parvathi and others also participated in the programme.last_img read more

Rajinikanths Thalaivar 167 title revealed Darbar is the name of AR Murugadoss

first_imgHere is the first look poster of Rajinikanth’s Darbar (Thalaivar 167).PR HandoutThe first look from Rajinikanth’s latest movie, which was referred to as Thalaivar 167, was launched on Tuesday, 9 April. Well, the name of the Rajini’s latest film is Darbar, written and directed by AR Murugadoss.The poster gives ample of hints about Rajinikanth’s role in the movie as we could see the attires of a cop in the photo in which the Tamil superstar is sporting a big smile on his face.The promotional material instantly catches the viewers’ attention with its caption: You decide whether you want me to be good, bad or worse. Presumably, it is the message of the cop to the baddies or his rivals in the Tamil movie.There is also the mention of ‘3’ in the poster and one might be tempted to think whether Rajinikanth could be playing triple role in the movie. It has to be noted that there have been rumours of the superstar playing dual roles in the flick. The word ‘caution’ is also seen in the first look poster. The first look poster also announces the release date of Darbar. Well, the movie will be out for next Pongal.”#Thalaivar167 – #ARM First Look Out at 8.30 AM tomorrow Countdown Begins !!!! [sic]” Lyca Productions finally announced the project on Monday evening. It is the third collaboration of Rajini and the production house after Kaala and 2.0.Interestingly, a few pictures from the photoshoot, which was held on 4 April, was leaked online. Going by the avatar, one gets an impression of Rajini might doing the role of a cop from the 80s. This is not the first time where the 68-year old is sporting khakhi on-screen. He has enacted the cop’s role in the films like Moondru Mugam, Pandian, and Kodi Parakuthu.For the first time, AR Murugadoss is teaming up with Rajinikanth. Nayanthara plays the female lead in the multilingual film.Anirudh Ravichander, Santosh Sivan and Sreekar Prasad have been signed to score music, handle cinematography and editing departments, respectively.Santosh Sivan had previously worked with the Tamil superstar in Mani Ratnam’s blockbuster Thalapathi, which was released 28 years ago, while Anirudh composed music for Rajini’s previous film Petta.last_img read more

Chinese smartphone brands in India wiping out Indian OEMs Xiaomi tops charts

first_img Close India is a lucrative market for smartphone manufacturers, which has attracted the biggest players in the biz to this part of the sub-continent. Chinese players have flocked in huge numbers to India in order to take advantage of the growing business, fame and profits. As a result, brands like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and others have witnessed record growth and almost eliminating the local competition out of the race.According to the latest report by Counterpoint Research, Chinese brands’ market share in India now stands at a whopping 66 percent during the first quarter of 2019. The sales volume of the Chinese smartphone makers alone grew 20 percent year-on-year in India.”India’s smartphone market continues to attract a lot of attention from Global and Chinese players. Data consumption is on the rise and users are upgrading their phones faster as compared to other regions. This has led to users spending more on their purchase which is driving up the overall average selling price (ASP) in the market. As a result of this, the premium specs are now diffusing faster into the mid-tier price brands. We estimate this trend to continue leading to a competitive mid-tier segment in coming quarters,” Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint, said in a statement. Xiaomi logo displayed on the screen ahead of the product showcase event in New Delhi.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaKeeping in mind the biggest selling points, Chinese OEMs deliver products that appeal to the masses. Xiaomi continued its dominance in the market despite a drop in the market share to 29 percent in Q1 2019 from 31 percent in the same quarter last year. Of the top five best-selling phones in the quarter, three belonged to Xiaomi. The Redmi 6A was the top seller, followed by Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Y2.Samsung’s revamped strategies to better compete against Chinese rivals helped the Korean tech giant hold its ground. It acquired 23 percent market share in the first quarter this year, and two of its recent releases Galaxy M20 and Galaxy A50 were the fourth and fifth best sellers in the quarter. Samsung is also the only non-Chinese OEM to make it to the top five. Samsung said Wednesday that it would spend Rs 4,915 crore to expand its Noida plant on an additional 35 acres of land. In this picture, a Samsung logo is displayed above a check-out counter at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2014.ED JONES/AFP/Getty ImagesWhile Xiaomi and Samsung’s dominance was quite expected, Vivo’s growth was remarkable. The company ranked third, capturing 12 percent share in the market and shipment volumes jumped 119 percent. Aggressive marketing and expanding portfolio in the mid-tier segment drove Vivo’s growth.Interestingly, Realme, a new entrant made it to the list, with 7 percent market share in Q1 2019, while Oppo came in at fifth slot. Oppo witnessed 28 percent YoY growth, the report added.As for Indian brands, 2019 is not off to a great start and their future looks bleak. “Indian brands reached their lowest ever share due to ongoing competition in the smartphone segment. Lack of refresh, strong competition and slow growth of the entry-level segment where they had strong share were some of the reason for their decline,” Counterpoint noted. Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310?center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:25Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:25?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Twitter Shares Pop on DisneyESPN Live Content and Advertising Pact

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 ESPN and other Disney divisions are developing live shows for Twitter, under a wide-ranging pact announced between the Walt Disney Co. and the social-networking player.Details on the new deal were scant, but the announcement Monday sent Twitter’s stock up more than 5% before closing up 4.5% for the day, to $30.31 per share.The deal with Twitter spans live content and advertising from across the entire Disney portfolio. In addition to ESPN, Disney brands including ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform, Disney Digital Network, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Radio Disney and Marvel are creating live content for Twitter, the companies said.As part of the new deal, Twitter and ESPN will announce specific live shows in development this week at their Digital Content NewFront presentations. Twitter’s is scheduled for the evening of Monday, April 30, and ESPN’s is set for Wednesday, May 2, at noon. Other Disney programming for Twitter will be announced down the road.center_img In 2016, Disney — along with other suitors, including Google — had engaged in talks to acquire Twitter but no deal came to pass. Disney had reportedly concluded that Twitter’s issues with trolls and hate speech were not a fit with its family-friendly image.“Bringing together the best brands in sports, news and entertainment is something only the Walt Disney Company can deliver,” Justin Connolly, EVP of affiliate sales and marketing, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, said in announcing the deal. “Through this new agreement, participants from across the company will have the opportunity to create experiences unique to Twitter that will extend their brands in meaningful ways.”The content from Disney and ESPN represents a “huge step forward in expanding the depth and breadth of video content we offer to leaned-in, engaged consumers on Twitter,” added Twitter global VP of revenue and content partnerships Matthew Derella.last_img read more

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first_img June 25, 2008 – OrthoView said today PeaceHealth, a Northwest U.S. healthcare system, has selected OrthoView software for six facilities within the PeaceHealth system.OrthoView’s pre-operative planning software provides orthopedic surgeons with a library of digital templates for joint replacement and trauma procedures, plus specialist toolsets for limb deformity correction and pediatric assessment. OrthoView’s digital template library includes thousands of templates from a wide range of orthopedic partners including: Zimmer, DePuy, Biomet Orthopedics, Smith & Nephew, Synthes and more.Developed with the help of orthopedic specialists, clinicians and radiographers, OrthoView can be implemented as a stand-alone application or integrated into many of the world’s most well-known PACS systems including: Agfa, Siemens, Philips, McKesson, GE Healthcare, FUJIFILM Medical Systems, Amicas and several others. PeaceHealth has integrated OrthoView into its Philips PACs system.For more information: www.orthoview.com, www.peacehealth.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 24, 2008 PeaceHealth Chooses OrthoView last_img read more

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first_img A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Related Content Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morecenter_img August 20, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Image Denoising software, a post-processing filter designed to be used in conjunction with original image data used with its Vitrea software.Vital’s denoising filter, Structure Preserving Diffusion (SPD), focuses on increasing image quality by improving the appearance of noisy images for computed tomography (CT) and X-ray angiography. It addresses the noise challenges presented by today’s CT protocols. SPD can be used with any scanner generation in conjunction with iterative reconstruction (IR) techniques to enhance diagnostic interpretation. Denoising filters are applied in all available viewports; e.g., MPR (multiplanar reformat), CPR (curved planar reformat), 3-D and other volumetric views. Denoised series can then be stored with the original source images in picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). Built to work with existing hardware, users have the ability to create and save their own denoising filters.”Image Denoising helps customers see a clear view of anatomy from noisy scans without changing the integrity of the image,” said Jim Litterer, general manager at Vital. “In terms of efficiency and productivity, denoising is a game-changer. Technologists no longer have to spend hours sorting through the noise to get clear images.”Image Denoising is available in the United States in Vitrea version 6.6.3 and in previous Vitrea versions in other countries globally.For more information: www.vitalimages.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | August 20, 2014 Vital Images Receives FDA Clearance for Image Denoising Software Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more last_img read more

Star Alliance announces Tim ClydeSmith as new Chair in Australia

first_imgStar Alliance announces Tim Clyde-Smith as new Chair in AustraliaThe Star Alliance member airlines represented in Australia today named Tim Clyde-Smith – South African Airways’ Country Manager Australasia – as Chair of the Star Alliance Country Steering Committee.Clyde-Smith brings to his new role more than 25 years’ travel and tourism experience, including senior positions with some of the world’s most respected international airlines. He joined South African Airways in 2012 from Emirates, where he held the global position of Manager E-Commerce Sales Development, based in Dubai.Clyde-Smith will now lead Star Alliance activities in Australia, including promotions and educational initiatives that highlight to consumers and trade partners Star Alliance’s worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service.He will also oversee Star Alliance’s corporate social responsibility initiatives in Australia, including its on-going support of the Children’s Medical Research Institute – an independent Australian organisation conducting world-class genetic research to help prevent and treat childhood diseases.Clyde-Smith says Star Alliance is continually looking for new ways to enhance the tangible benefits it offers Australia’s international travellers.“A total of 23 Star Alliance members are currently active in the Australian market and, of these, 11 operate scheduled flights from nine key ports around the country,” says Clyde-Smith.  “The number and frequency of services our member carriers offer, along with the airports they serve, will once again expand in 2016, providing even more ways for Australian travellers to connect with Star Alliance’s global network of more than 1,300 destinations in 192 countries.“Star Alliance is also optimising our customers’ travel experience by consistently developing innovative products and services, with recent examples including the world’s only Premium Economy Round the World airfare and Gold Track priority lanes at airport security checkpoints.“I look forward to working with our member airlines to ensure that the Star Alliance network – and all the advantages it offers – remains front of mind with our valued travel partners and Australia’s international travellers.”Star Alliance’s Country Steering Committee also announces that Jum Mu, Air China’s Regional Sales Manager Australia, has accepted the role of Vice Chair. Star AllianceSource = Star Alliancelast_img read more