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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hidden in AT&T Inc.’s financial statements is a story that runs counter to its optimistic profit projections: The company is making less and less from each new smartphone subscriber.Calculations by the Associated Press, based on AT&T’s public statements, indicate that the average monthly bill for its smartphone subscribers has fallen from $88 to $80 in the space of a year.That number should be of great concern to Dallas-based AT&T, because like most big phone companies, it is struggling with a slowdown in new subscribers. Nearly all adults —and many kids— in the U.S. already have cellphones. AT&T’s executives have been touting smartphones as the solution, since the devices require consumers to pay for data use in addition to voice calls. Smartphone subscribers, therefore, pay more. So moving customers from regular phones to smartphones will keep boosting revenue, AT&T has said.But an analysis of AT&T’s own figures indicates that smartphone bills have shrunk by 9 per cent over a year, challenging the company’s picture of long-term revenue growth.The Associated Press’ calculations are based on various figures AT&T makes public —and a bit of high-school algebra. The company doesn’t disclose the average smartphone bill, but says it’s 90 per cent higher than the average non-smartphone bill. AT&T reveals the number of smartphone and non-smartphone subscribers, and the average monthly bill for a contract-based plan, which is $64.46. Together, these numbers allow for an approximate calculation of the average smartphone bill.AT&T did not explicitly confirm the calculations, but its chief financial officer, John Stephens, said that the composition of new smartphone customers is changing. The early smartphone adopters were business people and others willing and able to pay high monthly fees. Now, AT&T and other phone companies are going after people who can’t pay as much.“We go after the biggest spenders at the start, that’s natural economics,” he said.But even these lower-paying customers are profitable, he said, because they use the network less.In a more typical projection, Ralph de la Vega, the head of AT&T’s wireless division, told analysts Tuesday that demand for wireless data is going to continue to drive an increase in monthly bills.“Quite frankly, it’s hard for us to see a cap on that,” de la Vega said.Bills for non-smartphone subscribers on contract-based plans are shrinking at about the same rate. Only by shifting these subscribers to smartphones has AT&T been able to keep its average monthly bill for contract-based plans rising, by 1.7 per cent from a year ago.AT&T, the country’s largest telecommunications company, reported first-quarter results Tuesday morning, showing that that it essentially gained no phone subscribers on contract-based plans in the first quarter. That’s only happened once before: A year ago, when Verizon launched its version of the iPhone.Contract-based plans are by far the most lucrative for a phone company, and the number of new customers is an important measure of growth.AT&T gained a net 187,000 customers on contract-based plans in the January to March period, but these were almost all tablet users, brought in by the launch of the new iPad in March.By contrast, Verizon last week reported adding 501,000 subscribers on contract-based plans.Over the last five quarters, Verizon has added nearly three times as many contract subscribers as AT&T. Over the previous two years, the rivals split new subscribers nearly evenly.AT&T gained a net 726,000 subscribers of all kinds in the first quarter, counting ones on no-contract plans and ones on non-phone devices like the Kindle. That was the lowest figure in eight years, and less than a third of the number of subscribers added in the same period last year.The head of AT&T’s wireless business, Ralph de la Vega, said a drop in sales of e-readers that connect to AT&T’s network were behind much of the drop in overall Inc. has been selling Kindle e-readers that use AT&T’s network, but its new flagship device, the Kindle Fire, only uses Wi-Fi.Weak subscriber figures are usually good for a phone company’s earnings in the short term, since it doesn’t have to subsidize new devices.The Dallas-based company’s net income for the January to March period was $3.6 billion, or 60 cents per share, up 5 per cent from $3.4 billion, or 57 cents per share, a year earlier.Analysts polled by FactSet were on average expecting earnings of 57 cents per share for the latest quarter.In particular, AT&T saved money by selling fewer iPhones than analysts expected. AT&T subsidizes each new iPhone by hundreds of dollars, hoping to make the money back over time in the form of service fees.AT&T said it activated 4.3 million iPhones in the first quarter. That was down from 7.6 million in the fourth quarter, when AT&T began selling the iPhone 4S. However, the number was still up from the 3.6 million iPhones AT&T sold in the same quarter a year ago.Revenue was $31.8 billion, up 2 per cent from a year earlier. It matched analyst expectations.AT&T shares rose $1.27, or 4.2 per cent, to $31.88 in afternoon trading. The shares are close to a four-year high of $31.97 hit a month ago.Macquarie Securities analyst Kevin Smithen said the strong first-quarter earnings could mislead investors. He believes AT&T’s profits will shrink this year as it upgrades more handsets, even as it continues to lose market share to Verizon.Craig Moffett, an analyst at Sanford Bernstein, was more optimistic, saying the first-quarter results demonstrated “the successful hand-off from growth to profitability.” It’s possible, he said, that AT&T will be able to wring more money out of each wireless subscriber through data usage fees. It also looks like the company is getting better at reining in smartphone subsidies, he said.___Peter Svensson can be reached at AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Apr 24, 2012 5:33 pm MDT Monthly smartphone bills down at AT&T, challenging picture of growth read more

The ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) by Russia and the Philippines fulfils the minimum requirement that 30 ILO Member States – representing nearly 60 percent of global shipping tonnage – ratify the Convention. This means that in a year’s time, seafarers working on the majority of the world’s shipping will have their rights ensured by the new Convention.“This is great news for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers,” ILO Director General Juan Somavia said. “It was a dream of the ILO as early as 1920, and I pay tribute to the international maritime community for having made it reality,” he added, noting that the ratification was “a remarkable achievement.” The Convention delineates a seafarers’ ‘bill of rights’ while allowing a sufficient degree of national discretion to deliver those rights with transparency and accountability. The Convention also contains provisions allowing it to keep in step with the needs of the industry, and help secure universal application and enforcement.Its provisions will help to meet the demand for quality shipping, crucial to the global economy. It will apply to all ships engaged in commercial activities with the exception of fishing vessels and traditional ships (such as dhows and junks). The Convention sets minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship and contains provisions on conditions of employment, hours of work and rest, accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering, health and medical care and welfare and social security protection.Along with protecting the rights of seafaring labourers and mariners, the Convention will also facilitate the inspection of ships through what is known as “port State control” which allows port countries to inspect ships flying under different national flags. “The maritime labour inspection and certification system is a big step forward by the ILO in taking concrete and specific action to address the very serious problems that arise because of international ownership of ships and the inability of some countries to ensure that their ships meet international standards for quality shipping,” noted Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director of the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department. When it comes into effect, the MLC, 2006 will replace 37 existing ILO maritime conventions adopted since 1920. read more

first_imgStrandline Resources has appointed GR Engineering Services Ltd (GRES) as EPC contractor for the processing plant and facilities at the Fungoni mineral sands project in Tanzania. The lump sum EPC contract comprises construction, installation and commissioning of a new 2 Mt/y mineral processing plant and supporting infrastructure. The fixed cost contained in the contract is in line with the Fungoni DFS released to the market in October 2017.EPC Contract value is $17.65 million and based on 12 month delivery schedule to first productionFungoni design is based on modular relocatable infrastructure with modern processing technology which can be re-used at Strandline’s other mineral sands assets in TanzaniaWith key mining and environment licences in place, 100% product pre-sold via offtake, strong Government support, EPC contract now executed and project financing underway, Strandline is well positioned to capitalise on the growing mineral sands market.Customary conditions precedent to the commencement of the EPC contract apply, including achieving a positive final investment decision for Fungoni before March 31 2019. The contract is based on a fixed schedule delivery period of 12 months to Practical Completion and encompasses design, supply, installation and commissioning of:Mining field unitWet concentrator plant, tailings thickener and disposal systemMineral separation plantSite water, air and power servicesMetallurgical and throughput performance testing following commissioning and handover, and operational support as required during ramp upEngineering design and technical support associated with Owner’s scope items, which include bulk earthworks, roads, power station, storage shed, workshop, administrative buildings, and ship loader.Fungoni’s high unit value orebody assemblage and low costs will underpin strong financial returns for Strandline, with a fast payback period and a first quartile revenue-to-cost ratio of 2.7.Strandline Managing Director Luke Graham said securing this major execution contract for Fungoni with an experienced international EPC contractor marked another milestone in Strandline’s strategy to become a low-cost mineral sands producer in the near-term.“GRES has partnered with Strandline through the feasibility stage of the project and has committed to deliver a high-quality beneficiation and mineral separation facility, designed to produce worldclass zircon and titanium products,” Graham said.“With key project approvals already in place for Fungoni and 100% of product contracted under offtake, Strandline’s major focus is now on advancing project funding.”GRES was involved in the Fungoni DFS and has worked collaboratively with Strandline through 2018 to assist in positioning the project ready for development. GRES has previous project delivery experience in Africa and also other mineral sands projects.GRES has also been selected by Strandline to undertake the DFS associated with the large-scale Coburn mineral sands project in Western Australia.last_img read more

first_imgIRELAND: Rob Kearney (Andrew Trimble ’51); Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Simon Zebo; Johnny Sexton (Paddy Jackson ’69), Conor Murray (Kieran Marmion ’78); Jack McGrath (Cian Healy ’60), Rory Best (captain) (Niall Scannell ’68), Tadhg Furlong (John Ryan ’74); Donnacha Ryan (Iain Henderson ’60), Devin Toner; CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien (Peter O’Mahony ’68), Jamie Heaslip.FRANCE: Scott Spedding (Djibril Camara ’74); Yoann Huget, Rémi Lamerat (Henry Chavancy ’60), Gael Fickou, Noa Nakaitaci; Camille Lopez, Baptiste Serin (Maxime Machenaud ’62); Cyril Baille (Eddy Ben Arous ’51), Guilhem Guirado (captain) (Christopher Tolofua ’62), Rabah Slimani (Uini Atonio ’51); Sébastian Vahaamahina (Julien Le Devedec ’51), Yohann Maestri; Bernard Le Roux (Charles Ollivon ’60), Kevin Gourdon, Louis Picamoles.Referee: Nigel Owens [WRU].Sensational Scotland keep Triple Crown hopes alive with first win over Wales since 2007Wallaby O’Connor and ex-All Black Williams arrested for cocaine possession 25,946 Views Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 6:53 PM Ireland scorers:Tries: Conor MurrayConversions: Johnny Sexton [1 from 1]Penalties: Johnny Sexton [2 from 2], Paddy Jackson [1 from 1]Drop goal: Johnny SextonFrance scorers:Penalties: Camille Lopez [3 from 3] By Murray Kinsella Ireland 19France 9Murray Kinsella reports from the Aviva StadiumIT WASN’T ALWAYS pretty, but a second 2017 Six Nations win for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland keeps them in the title hunt heading into the final two rounds of the championship.Johnny Sexton was masterful on his return from injury, settling into the game early and growing as a force throughout before making way for Paddy Jackson in the 69th minute.The 31-year-old out-half provided 11 of Ireland’s points, firing over a beautiful long-range drop-goal to add to his two penalties and the conversion of man of the match Conor Murray’s close-range try. Sexton was in excellent form for Ireland. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOThe scrum-half was even more impressive for Ireland, producing several sublime tactical kicks and sniping over for his score following a sharp carry by Robbie Henshaw and some excellent rucking work in front of him. Like Sexton, he thundered into his defensive duties.But Schmidt would have been frustrated by much of Ireland’s first-half performance, as they failed to turn possession and territorial advantage into the tries they sought.Captain Rory Best continually backed his side to convert further close-range opportunities, but the French were largely up to task at scrum and maul time, while a lack of ball security and poor breakdown work from Ireland was costly too.With the rain falling heavily, the second half saw Ireland focus on stretching a lead that had stood at 7-6 at the break, and while the French did have adventurous moments with ball in hand, they didn’t manage to pose consistent danger to the Irish tryline.Murray and Sexton led the Irish efforts, but there were impressive efforts from Garry Ringrose, Jamie Heaslip and others in a hard-working Irish performance.Soon after kick-off, Louis Picamoles served Ireland an early warning of his threat with an offload wide on the left, while Sexton showed understandable signs of rust with a kick out on the full as space beckoned in the French backfield.Les Bleus were first off the mark, with Camille Lopez kicking a 12th-minute penalty, although Ireland were lucky it wasn’t seven points. Gael Fickou broke Ringrose’s tackle, before Kevin Gourdon beat Sean O’Brien and Baptiste Serin darted past Jack McGrath to the fringe of a ruck, then dancing around Rob Kearney in behind. Lopez fired over two first-half penalties for France. Source: James Crombie/INPHOWith the French coming onto that superb attacking platform, Heaslip opted to kill the ball at the ruck and was rather fortunate not to be carded for a cynical decision.Ireland’s error count rose in the aftermath of that penalty, with O’Brien losing the ball in contact in the French half and then Simon Zebo making a poor decision to attempt to keep the ball in play on a long Scott Spedding kick. The Ireland left wing only managed to provide the visitors with a five-metre scrum after he knocked the ball dead.The French thought they had the first try of the game from the resulting set-piece – and following one scrum penalty.Lopez fired a crossfield kick to Yoann Huget wide left, only for the Toulouse man to spill the ball in Ringrose’s tackle. Fickou gathered the loose ball and feed Remi Lamerat to dart over, but the TMO review showed that Fickou had knocked-on in the process.Instead of a try, France came back to penalty advantage for Ireland’s backline being offside at the scrum and Lopez made it 6-0.Ireland built pressure on Guy Novès’ side soon after but lost out to a scrum penalty five metres from the French tryline. Sexton’s influence was growing, however, and he chipped behind Huget after breaking on a loop play off Henshaw, forcing Huget to knock the ball back over his own line, where Noa Nakaitaci touched it down for an Ireland scrum.One scrum penalty later, Ireland finally scored. Henshaw carried superbly on first phase, with Ringrose, O’Brien and Heaslip clearing out – the number eight creating space in front of the ball – and Murray sniped over for a 30th-minute try, converted by Sexton. Source: James Crombie/INPHOThere was further frustration for Ireland as they doggedly pursued tries before the break, with the French first repelling a series of five-metre mauls from Ireland and forcing a turnover through Vahaamahina.Sexton then sent Ringrose haring forward with a nice offload after a loop, allowing Murray to snipe and break to the left of a ruck, before Stander made a thundering carry. But Gourdon got a hand in on Murray and forced a knock-on as Ireland hammered away in the French 22, ensuring a 7-6 lead for Schmidt’s side at the break.With the rain breaking back into play after the interval, Spedding dropped an early Sexton bomb to test his hands, and then France gave up a needless penalty for holding off the ball to allow Sexton to extend the Irish lead off the tee.The Leinster man, continuing to grow as a force in the contest, smashed over a stunning 40-metre drop goal with penalty advantage being played in the 50th minute, then slotted another penalty when France flanker Gourdon broke his bind early at scrum time.Ireland looked comfortable with the 16-6 advantage, but a madcap passage of play ensued in the 59th minute as Schmidt’s men first broke down the left, Zebo providing two classy touches, before McGrath knocked on in the France 22 and Spedding countered from deep.His kick ahead was spilled by Zebo and suddenly opportunity beckoned for the French, but they couldn’t convert and le Roux knocked-on to give everyone a much-needed breather. Sexton celebrates his brilliant drop goal. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOBoth benches were beginning to empty heading into the final quarter, and it was the French whose replacements had the greater impact initially, with Uini Atonio unsurprisingly prominent.Nakaitaci’s influence grew too, as the game opened up and he countered dangerously after Ireland had again spilled the ball in the 22 soon after a beautiful grubber kick from Murray was followed up by the pack driving les Bleus into touch.A neck roll on O’Brien ended the next French onslaught, which involved another alarming thrust from Nakaitaci. Somehow, a dangerous-looking tackle from replacement prop Cian Healy in that passage was not reviewed by Owens and TMO.Sexton was replaced by Jackson on the 69-minute mark, but Toner’s indiscretion allowed Lopez to fire over a third penalty for the French, before Jackson was able to open his account off the tee with four minutes remaining.Ireland finished the game camped in the visitors’ 22, but opted to kick the ball out as les Bleus defended with pride. Share Tweet Email2 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline. Feb 25th 2017, 6:53 PM 43 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Natee Meepian Image: Shutterstock/Natee Meepian By Sean Murray Twitter admits ‘mistakes will be made’ as it tries new ways to combat online trolls New algorithms will be used to weed out online trolls. 23 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share25 Tweet Email Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 4:32 PM Mar 1st 2017, 4:32 PM 5,194 Views Short URL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM Twitter has announced a range of new updates that they’re introducing to reduce the abusive content on the site.These updates include enhanced algorithms to weed out abuse, extra filtering options for your notifications, and communicating what they do in a more transparent manner.The company said the moves would balance their “commitment to freedom of expression” alongside calls from users to “improve their experience”.These measures are the latest in new features announced at the beginning of February, which aim to reduce the presence of online trolls using Twitter, and help users avoid abusive content.Leveraging technologyTwitter says it’s working to identify accounts as they’re engaging in abusive behaviour, even when this is not reported to them.They say they’ll take action by limiting account functionality, such as allowing only their followers to see their tweets.“We aim to only act on accounts,” a statement said, “when we’re confident, based on our algorithms, that their behaviour is abusive.“Since these tools are new we will sometimes make mistakes, but know that we are actively working to improve and iterate on them everyday.”They add that people will be notified when Twitter receives a report, and if the site takes action as a result.Read: Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiledRead: Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peaklast_img read more

Le Nokia Lumia 910 pourrait sortir en mai

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first_imgLe Nokia Lumia 910 pourrait sortir en maiDepuis quelques jours déjà, des rumeurs circulent sur le nouveau smartphone de Nokia, le Lumia 910. Alors que le Lumia 900 n’est même pas encore sorti et vient tout juste d’être présenté au Consumer Electronics Show, des rumeurs sur la sortie de son petit frère circulent déjà. C’est le bloggueur russe Eldar Murtazin qui a annoncé le Lumia 910 en premier. La rumeur a ensuite été reprise par un site allemand.Selon eux, le nouveau Lumia pourrait même voir le jour au mois de mai prochain sur le marché américain.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le Lumia 910 devrait ressembler, pour beaucoup, à son grand frère le Lumia 900, mais avec une caméra de 12 mégapixels. Le Lumia 900 intègrera déjà un processeur 1,4 GHz, 16 GB de stockage, une caméra à l’avant et fonctionnera sous Windows 7.5.Néanmoins, peu importe la véracité de ces rumeurs, le site a déjà créé une page pour le Lumia 910.Notons tout de même que le site a publié une mise à jour mentionnant une annonce prématurée. En effet, le nouveau smartphone n’a pas été confirmé par la firme finlandaise. Nokia souhaite-il faire un coup de choc en présentant un nouveau smartphone au CES et un autre au Mobile World Congress ? Une manière pour eux de montrer qu’ils sont toujours aussi performant, même après les mauvais résultats de 2011.Reste que l’intérêt de sortir deux smartphones coup sur coup sur un même marché reste limité. Les américains seront en possession de leur nouveau Lumia 900 depuis seulement deux mois qu’il sera déjà obsolète. Le 31 janvier 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Scientists Grow Mini Blood Vessels in Mini Brains

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first_img MIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the BrainBrain Scans Reveal ‘Pokémon Region’ in Lifelong Players Stay on target Scientists at Brown University have created mini brains that grow mini blood vessels.This finding, according to the Rhode Island institution, could help pave the way for new lab investigations into diseases like stroke or concussion.“This is exciting because real brains have vasculature,” Diane Hoffman-Kim, associate professor at Brown and senior author of the study, said in a statement.“We rely on it,” she said of the brain’s system blood flow pathways, which deliver oxygen, glucose, and medicine to brain cells. “For our neurons to do their thing, we have to be close to some blood vessels. If we are going to study lab models of the brain, we would love for them to have vasculature, too.”The mini brains—3D cultures of neural cells that replicate basic properties of living brains—are an animal activists’ dream come true. Since they can be produced “by the hundreds,” the inexpensive imitations promise less need for animal models.Introduced in 2015, the mini brain method stumped scientists until recently when lab members discovered that two-thirds of their mini brains had grown networks of non-neural tissue.Closer inspection, as reported by Brown University, revealed that “these tangles of spaghetti” were self-assembled tubes that grew out of cells and proteins found in blood vessels.But while there is no blood flowing through the mini brains, Hoffman-Kim hopes to connect the balls of neurons with an external gadget to provide a source of circulation.“We’ve sketched on a few napkins together,” she joked.According to research cited by Brown, in people with strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain injury, the brain may attempt to redesign its vasculature to compensate for damage. Mini-brains, meanwhile, could help scientists observe similar responses in the lab.“We can study a range of injury conditions, several drugs that are being tested, and several conditions—such as stroke and diabetes—together,” Hoffman-Kim said.last_img read more

first_img Watch: Deputies Help Bear Family Rescue Cub Trapped in DumpsterNature Cam Captures Black Bear Feeding at Condor Sanctuary Thank you to all our friends and followers for sending through their #badger tips. We now know badgers much prefer peanuts and even bananas, over cat food. If your castle tunnel is experiencing similar problems, remember the @ScottishSPCA can assist with animal welfare enquiries.— Historic Scotland (@welovehistory) April 18, 2018The rest of the castle, however, is still open to the (human) public. Stay alert, though, for furry ruffians lurking about. While badgers are not typically dangerous, they can become aggressive if threatened.Seen year-round in Scotland, brocks—with their unmistakable black-and-white-striped face and short, stout body—feed on earthworms, small mammals, bird eggs, fruit, roots, and bulbs.And though they’re unlikely to settle down in your garden, it’s not uncommon to spot the banded beasts rummaging around your fruits and veg. The Scottish Wildlife Trust suggests tempting them away with peanuts.Craignethan Castle, touted as “the last great private stronghold built in Scotland,” retains its unusual tower house and stone-vaulted shooting gallery; the west rampart ruins, meanwhile, tell the story of a once-mighty artillery defence that was demolished in 1579.HES did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment. A Scottish castle was forced to close part of its grounds last week due to an unwelcome guest.Built in the 16th century, Craignethan Castle in South Lanarkshire is an early example of sophisticated artillery fortification. There are no defenses, however, against four-legged intruders.A Friday tweet notified visitors that the Cellar Tunnel was closed “due to the presence of a very angry badger.”“We’re trying to entice it out with cat food and send it home to #chilloot,” Historic Scotland said.The critter, presumably lost and confused (or just enjoying a wee holiday) managed to dig through loose soil and into the castle stonework, Sky News reported.“The castle is surrounded by woodland and we believe the badger may have become lost,” a spokesman for Historic Environment Scotland (HES) told the BBC. “Staff first spotted some dug-out earth on Wednesday evening, and later spotted the badger on closer inspection.”Despite its departure sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, the tunnel remains closed this week as the Craignethan team continue repairing the vacationer’s damage. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office said deputies had recovered a camera that was likely stolen, and it circulated a photo online Thursday to try getting the camera back to its owners.The office shared an apparent family vacation photo of five people decked out in Seattle Seahawks gear and smiling for the camera during a trip to what appears to be Disneyland.The camera’s owner can contact sheriff’s Detective Chris Luque at 360-397-2789 or to see about getting it back.last_img

Wolves boss insists he wont change his style

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first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espírito-Santo insists he won’t change his style despite the team suffering three defeats in the league on the bounce.The newly promoted Premier League team lost 3-2 on home soil to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, bringing their loss to a total of four in the league so far this campaign.Despite an impressive start to life in the top tier of English football this season, the Midlands club have fallen off the pace, with just one win in their last three games in the league, coupled with a disappointing Carabao Cup exit suffered at the hands of Leicester City on home turf.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…However, with recent calls for the team to change their offensive approach and focus more on the defensive aspects of the game, manager Nuno Espirito-Santo insists he won’t change the team’s approach which saw them achieve a lot of success in the Sky Bet Championship last season.“I will not ever do that. I will not do it. We have a “how” and that is the most important thing we have,” he said, according to Daily Mail.“We do it our way with our style, our ideas and our principles and there are mistakes we have to collect but we have to keep on moving.”last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Two installations in South Mississippi — Keesler Air Force Base and the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport — are embarking on joint land use studies aimed at reducing conflicts with their civilian neighbors and addressing other issues jointly affecting the bases and their surrounding communities.“In the short term, we’ll look at infrastructure needs, traffic congestion and mobility needs,” said Elaine Wilkinson, executive director of the Gulf Regional Planning Commission.“In the long term, we’re considering growth plans, future projects the bases are looking at. We’d like to meet them in the middle and to address any issues before they occur,” Wilkinson said. She cited infrastructure and housing as examples of long-term issues the studies could tackle, reported the Sun Herald.On Tuesday, officials from the two bases and the planning commission hosted a press conference to kick off the planning studies as well as to announce their intention to collaborate more closely.“This is a communications study. We want to develop strategies between the city and counties to address any issues there might be between us, them and the public,” said Kevin Gillam, the construction battalion’s community planning liaison officer.Strengthening the relationship between the military and its host communities isn’t just a good idea in its own right, it comes highly recommended by the Pentagon, noted Col. Michele Edmondson, commander of Keesler.“The Department of Defense asks us, ‘What are you doing to manage development in your area?’” Edmondson said. “Then the next question is, ‘Have you done a joint land use study?’ So far the answer, until now, has been no.”last_img read more

first_imgAnantapur: In a tragic incident a youth died as the auto overturned near Guntakal railway station in Anantapur district on Friday morning. The deceased has identified as Ranga (20), who belongs to Thimmapuram village in Damaracherla mandal of Nalgonda district, Telangana. Ranga has come to Guntakal on some work. As he was on his way from the railway station to the other place, accidentally the auto in which he was traveling overturned, and he died on the spot. Over the information, the police have reached the accident site, booked a case and investigating further.last_img

Ph D awarded to IIIT lecturer in Vijayawada

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first_imgVijayawada: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad awarded Ph D degree to Duvvuri Nagarjuna Devi, working as lecturer in Computer Science Department at IIIT Nuzvid College. She was awarded Ph D degree in Computer Science and Engineering on the topic online and offline sales and customers opinion analysis with the topic entitled ‘Hybrid Approach for Sentiment Analysis on Multi-Domain Data’ under the guidance of Prof Dr TV Rajinikanth. In this regard the IIIT Nuzvid director Prof Dr Suryachandra Rao and faculty members congratulated Nagarjuna Devi on her achievement.last_img

Chhatra Dal chief Rajib rearrested at jail gate

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first_imgJatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal president Rajib Ahsan. File photo: UNB BNP’s student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) president Rajib Ahsan was rearrested at the gate of Keraniganj Central Jail soon after he was freed on bail on Thursday.”Plainclothes police rearrested Rajib Ahsan as he came out of the jail on bail granted by the apex court,” Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB on Thursday night.He said the government arrested Rajib again as part of its deep-rooted conspiracy. “We strongly condemn the government’s move.”The BNP leader demanded the government immediately release him from jail.On 8 February, police arrested Rajib from in front of BNP’s Naya Paltan central office. He recently secured bail from the High Court in 28 cases filed against him.In a statement, JCD acting president Mamunur Rashid and general secretary Akramul Hasan strongly condemned and protested at the arrest of Rajib from the jail gate again.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @Mossotti9thThe CDC recommends a yearly vaccine for people 6 months and older.A boy between the ages of 6 and 10 is the city’s first flu-associated pediatric death of the season, the Houston Health Department (HHD) confirmed. The child, who died in early February, had pre-existing health conditions that contributed to his death. No other information about the case has been released.With flu activity has remained high, and HHD has encouraged people 6-months and older to get vaccinated. Those 65 and older, pregnant women, young children and those with chronic health conditions are at higher risk for serious complications or death if they get the flu. Sharelast_img

first_img Popular on Variety Kristen Stewart on ‘Seberg’: ‘It’s Not Hard for Me to Wear My Politics’ Expect to have longer conversations with your smart speaker soon: Amazon revealed plans at its Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Wednesday to give its Alexa smart assistant capabilities to carry on longer conversations, and help consumers with services across different providers.Alexa head scientist Rohit Prasad demonstrated the assistant’s new conversational capabilities, dubbed Alexa Conversations, with a video on stage. The video showed a consumer asking for movies that were playing nearby, settle on a film, find showtimes that matched her schedule, buy the tickets, find a restaurant nearby and reserve a table, all without ever having to break the flow of her conversation with Alexa.“We imagine a future where you would be able to naturally converse with Alexa,” said Prasad. “This is a big leap for conversational AI.” One of Amazon’s early partners for the night out experience has been Atom Tickets. “Atom believes in delivering on the promise of convenience and we are exploring ways to via our app experience to make planning a night out with friends easier than ever,” said Atom Tickets head of product Chris Brucia. “It makes sense to do this with voice as well and we’re excited to introduce this through Alexa Conversations to drive discovery and engagement with our skill.”During a Q&A with reporters, Limp also recalled that Amazon early on envisioned Alexa to be an assistant with personality, and not just a transactional voice engine. “It started with the wake word,” he said, explaining that it would have been a lot easier for the company to use a phrase like “Okay Amazon” to activate the assistant on an Echo smart speaker — a not-so-subtle jab at Google.Limp said that Amazon had an entire team committed to Alexa’s personality, which varied from region to region. “You can ask Alexa what her favorite beer is, and her favorite beer in the U.S. is different from her favorite beer in Germany,” he said.As conversations with Alexa get longer, Amazon will look at ways to carry on conversations across multiple devices, acknowledged Limp. “Your conversation doesn’t stop when you move from your kitchen to sit down and watch ‘Game of Thrones’ in your living room,” Limp said. “Over time, Alexa has to be able to do that as well.”He added that Amazon was starting to put the basics for such continued conversations in place by letting people associate Alexa devices with dedicated rooms, and making sure that the right device answered through something Amazon calls Echo Spatial Perception. “We have more to do,” admitted Limp. “We are kind of early innings.” Streamers, Asians, V/R, Boost Industry Attendance As Venice Market Kicks Off Amazon devices and services senior vice president Dave Limp told reporters later that the company had been developing this night out-themed experience as well as a few others that connected multiple skills internally. “We’ll roll those out in the coming months,” he said. At the same time, Limp acknowledged that this was just the tip of the iceberg. “It will take us years to get more and more conversational,” he said. Related ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_img Injure yourself playing Pokemon Go? Learn about physical therapy!1/7″Neighborhoods everywhere have been invaded by Pokémon Go players! As players capture more of their favorite 90’s characters outside of the comfort of their own homes, many participants are winding up with unexpected injuries.”Yes, if you stare at your phone all the time while walking around, you’re probably going to get injured and I’m probably going to laugh at you before limping away because I did the same thing. But now that everyone is trying to catch Pokemon instead of just texting, there’s a new hook for… talking to a physical therapist about the dangers and treatment of motion injuries.<><> I’m not saying that the Pokemon Go craze is a troubling obsession that has everyone fixated on a weird, simple video game, but we might need Wil Wheaton and Ashley Judd to get us out of this mess. Until that happens, everyone is trying to jump on the Pokemon train, and for tech journalists it’s become pretty hilarious.I get hundreds of press pitches every day for both and Some are contacts I’m familiar with and brands I recognize. Some are relative unknowns who deserve some attention. Some are poorly translated offers to purchase industrial pumps in Shanghai. And over the last two weeks, all of them have struggled to connect whatever they’re repping with Pokemon Go.Some have indirect but fairly clear connections to Pokemon Go, like pitching battery packs because the game is a horrible battery hog. Some have nothing to do with the game at all, with the most desperately tenuous links offered. But a ton of them want to get on the Pokemon Go train at any costs, because it’s all anyone’s paying attention to right now.I don’t want to sound like a complete asshole, so I won’t name names. These PR guys are just trying to get some attention when Pokemon Go is the big thing, and I’ve seen much more obnoxious and weird crap hit my inbox in the past. Still, here are some of the most hilariously tenuous pitches we’ve gotten in the last week trying to find some connection to Pokemon Go.last_img read more

HIDCO sets up shop to sell recycled products

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first_imgKolkata: In yet another move towards clean, green and eco friendly city, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) set up a shop to sellrecycled products. The shop, the only of its kind in Bengal, was inaugurated by HIDCO chairman Debashis Sen on the day which is the 158th birth anniversary of India’s one of the foremost environment lover, Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore had started Banmahotsav to plant saplings to preserve nature in Santiniketan. He was a lover of nature and had composed songs remembering different seasons. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe along with his friend Jagadish Chandra Bose, the famous Physicist turned Botanist took special measures to ensure that the nature in Santinketan is never destroyed. Tagore had appointed teachers who taught the young students on environmental awareness. The shop called NKDA Corner for Recycled Goods is situated near the gate number 4 of Eco Park. The shop has three counters that are being run by the NGOs. HIDCO has given the space to the NGOs free of cost for a stipulated period to popularise the venture. Collection boxes have been kept where people can offload e-waste, batteries and even old clothes. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOld clothes become a burden as there are few takers. Most of the NGOs no longer take used clothes as they find it difficult to distribute them among the beneficiaries. In some European countries, even well to do people are buying used clothes as a part of the drive to save environment. Attempts will be made to popularise this in New Town. The old clothes are recycled in such a manner that look attractive and smart. Debashis Sen said it is expected that this venture will attract people. If successful, such shops can be opened in other areas like Sector V. New Town is coming up fast as a clean and green city. Nurseries have been set up to grow tall trees which are planted in different areas of the township. Waste water recycling has started in New Town and the recycled water is used for watering roadside plants and gardens. LED lamps have been installed to conserve power. Electric buses have been introduced and for the well being of the residents open air gyms have been installed. Pocket parks have been et up in Sector V. Residents have been inspired to grow vegetables on the roof top and steps have been from whom they can seek supportlast_img read more

first_imgThe report offers insights on government regulations, explores changing market dynamics, highlights patent analysis, and analyses key segments. According to the report, the global drug-device combination products market generated $81.3 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $139.2 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2018 to 2025.Request Sample Report at: in geriatric population, increase in incidence of chronic diseases, and growth of the home-healthcare industry have fueled the growth of the industry. However, stringent approval process and product recall issue restrain the growth of the market. On the other hand, technological advancements and lucrative opportunities in emerging economies would create new pathways in the market.Transdermal delivery system to maintain its highest revenue shareTransdermal delivery system contributed more than one-third share of the total market revenue in 2017, owing to its ability to deliver drugs in continuous and controlled manner. It is projected that this segment would continue to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. On the other hand, the prefilled syringe segment would grow at the fastest CAGR of 9.9% from 2018 to 2025, owing to minimization of the drug waste and its capability to extend shelf life of products. The other products analyzed in the research are drug-eluting stent, photodynamic therapy, infusion pump, drug-eluting balloon, antimicrobial wound dressing, inhaler, nebulizer, and others.Respiratory problems segment generated the highest market shareThe respiratory problems segment contributed more than one-third of the total market share in 2017 owing to rise in prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) & asthma and increase in adoption of inhalers are the key factors. However, in terms of growth rate, antimicrobial applications would grow at the highest CAGR of 10.6% from 2018 to 2025, owing to increase in incidence of acute and chronic wounds and changing dynamics over the usage of traditional wound dressings. The other applications analyzed in the study are cardiovascular treatment, diabetes, cancer treatment, and others.Ambulatory surgical centers to experience accelerated growthThe ambulatory surgical centers would become the fastest growing segment, registering a CAGR of 8.0% from 2018 to 2025, owing to the growing demand for such facilities in developing countries. However, the hospitals & clinics segment contributed more than one-third of the total market share in 2017, owing to presence of all drug-device combination products and availability of variety of treatments. The report also discusses home care setting and other end users.For Purchase Enquiry: America to generate the highest revenue throughout forecast period North America accounted for more than one-third of the total market share in terms of revenue in 2017, owing to new product launches and increase in adoption of plasma-based products. In terms of growth rate, Asia-Pacific region would grow at the fastest CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period on account of the rapidly changing infrastructure in developing economies including India and China.Leading market players in the industry The report analyzes key market players including Abbott Laboratories, Smith & Nephew plc, Medtronic plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Boston Scientific Corporation, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Novartis AG, Bayer AG, Johnson & Johnson, and Baxter International, Inc. Strategies such as new product launches, partnerships, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, and others have been adopted by them to gain a strong foothold in the industry.last_img read more

first_img Henry T. Casey, on Author Bio Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, center_img We’ve been seeing rumors of a 16-inch MacBook Pro that would tower over existing 15-inch and 13-inch designs, for a few months. Today, though, we’re finally seeing a timeframe for when to expect it, along with a steep starting price.This is based on a report from the Economic Daily News in Taiwan, which claims this larger MacBook Pro is coming this October, which would be in line with Apple’s typical fall release schedule. EDN also pegs the notebook’s starting price at around 90,000 Taiwan dollars, which currently converts to $2,893.72 USD. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Unfortunately, the report (when translated by Google) notes that supply chain sources revealed that “the new MacBook Pro is powered by a 16-inch LCD screen instead of an OLED panel, supplied by LG Display.” This would go against previous rumors of Apple finally delivering an OLED display-based laptop, which Dell and HP, among others, have already beat them to the punch on.There is no mention of a new scissor-switch keyboard, something many (including yours truly) are hoping Apple will deliver. However, the report claims that “Apple will also launch the 13.3-inch new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air” at this October event, which would be the second new versions of those laptops it released this year — and a new keyboard would explain this faster-than-normal cadence for the company.MORE: Best Apple LaptopsThe 16-inch MacBook Pro would offer a higher resolution, of 3,072 by 1,920 pixels — one-upping the 2,880 x 1,800 pixel display in the 15-inch MacBook Pro which Apple updated earlier this yearEDN goes onto explain that Apple will position the 16-inch MacBook Pro “between the iMac and Mac Pro,” though we would guess they mean the iMac Pro and not the standard iMac.Credit: Laptop Mag by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more