Juventus plan B for Allegri exit

first_imgDue to the growing uncertainty surrounding Massimiliano Allegri’s future at Juventus, the club have reportedly created a shortlist of potential candidates to replace the Italian coachTuttosport (via Football-Italia) have reported that the Serie A leaders expect Allegri to remain at Turin for next season, but have begun considering alternatives with five potential candidates having been shortlisted by the Juventus board.The Italian publication revealed that the club are favouring a move for Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi, who has guided The Eagles into contention for qualification for next season’s Champions League with an inferior budget compared to rivals Inter Milan, AS Roma and AC Milan.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Turin side are also interested in bringing former star player Zinedine Zidane back to the Allianz Stadium with the Frenchman’s future at Real Madrid likely to be determined on the outcome of their Champions League campaign.Others names that have been mentioned by the Juventus board include Massimo Carrera, formerly assistant to Antonio Conte at the club, France boss Didier Deschamps and Roberto Mancini.last_img read more

Puel disappointed with Palace defeat

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has blamed their lackluster first half performance for their 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace.Luka Milivojević’s long-range shot six minutes before the break was the difference on Saturday.Leicester hit the post in the second half after being crucial save by palace keeper Vicente Guaita as they tried to equalize.“Disappointed I think is the right word, of course,” Puel told the club’s website.“I think this team played with strong pressing and put us under pressure. We had difficulties to start with the ball, to find space and to find good moves behind their defenders.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We played a poor first half without the right intensity and we conceded a great goal. It was tough for us without the positive attitude in our game. [In the] second half, we played better with a good intensity, the right intensity, good play, good moves.“We had three or four chances to score and I think we deserved to come back into the game.“The fair result for me was a draw and we were unlucky in the second half. I regret our first half without the right intensity, the right ingredients.“We allowed them to start well and score the goal. I’m disappointed about this and the inconsistency in our game.“We made our reaction with a good second half but to get the points we needed to play the full game.”last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of June 9 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, June 9, 2019:190693 — Benson — 26 Fairmeadow Road 190775 — Graham Estate190793 — Bids — Porous Pavement Sidewalk Shady Lane DrBurlington Self Storage Auction(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Myanmar builds military bases in Rohingya homes mosques Amnesty

first_imgThis handout combination image of two satellite photographs released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on 12 March, 2018 shows before and after images taken on 6 September, 2017 and 5 February, 2018 of new structures and helipads being built over agricultural fields in the village of Pa Da Kar Ywar Thit in Myanmar`s Rakhine State. Photo: AFPAfter driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar’s military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.A harsh security response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on 25 Aug sent members of the mostly stateless minority fleeing to Bangladesh and saw more than 350 villages destroyed by fire in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state.An Amnesty report published on Monday echoed previous ones by saying the remains of some of those villages – and some buildings not previously damaged – had been bulldozed.As well as rapid housing and road construction in the area, at least three new security facilities were under construction, the global human rights group said. In one case, Rohingya villagers who had remained in Myanmar were forcibly evicted to make way for a base, it said.“What we are seeing in Rakhine State is a land grab by the military on a dramatic scale,” Tirana Hassan, Amnesty’s crisis response director, said in a statement. “New bases are being erected to house the very same security forces that have committed crimes against humanity against Rohingya.”At least four mosques that had not been wrecked by fire have been destroyed, or had their roofing or other materials removed, since late December, a time when significant conflict was not reported in the area, Amnesty said.In one Rohingya village, satellite imagery showed buildings for a new border police post appearing next to where a recently demolished mosque had stood.This handout combination image of two satellite photographs released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on 12 March, 2018 shows before and after images taken on 25 October, 2017 and 27 February, 2018 of new structures and fencing built over the previously burnt village of Kan Kya in Myanmar`s Rakhine state. Photo: AFPSpokespeople for the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the military were not immediately available for comment. Myanmar officials have said villages were being bulldozed to make way for new homes for returning refugees.Myanmar has asked for “clear evidence” to support the conclusion of the United Nations and others that ethnic cleansing has taken place in Rakhine.Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a deal in November to repatriate those who fled. Myanmar has said temporary camps to house returnees are ready, but the process has yet to start.Amnesty said Myanmar’s “reshaping” of the region where the Rohingya lived appeared to be designed to accommodate more security forces and non-Rohingya villagers, and could deter refugees from agreeing to return.”Rohingya who fled death and destruction at the hands of the security forces are unlikely to find the prospect of living in close proximity to those same forces conducive to a safe return,” the group said, “especially given the continuing lack of accountability for human rights violations.”last_img

Two killed in Feni gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Daganbhuiya of Feni early Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased were Mohammad Asad, 42, son of Toru and Emamul Akond 24, son of Manik Akond of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur district.A team of RAB-7 gave signal to a covered van to stop around 2:30am, said squadron leader Shafayet Jamil Fahim of RAB-7 Feni camp.Defying the directive, the criminals then opened fire on the elite force members, forcing them to fire back in self-defence.At one stage, Asad and Emamul caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.The RAB team also recovered a one shutter gun, 13 bullets and 250 kgs of hemp from the spot. The team also seized the covered van.The law enforcement’s version of the incident, however, could not be verified independently as no versions of the incident were available immediately either from any witness or from the victim’s family.last_img read more

Two Dallas Police Officers Shot Critically Wounded In North Dallas

first_imgDALLAS HABITAT PHOTOS VIA FLICKRTwo Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded late Tuesday afternoon in North Dallas, the police department has confirmed. A civilian was also shot, but that person’s condition is unknown.The incident happened outside a Home Depot store along Forest Central Drive — near the intersection of Forest Lane and U.S. Highway 75.We can confirm that two @DallasPD officers have been shot and critically wounded. We will provide updates as we get them. Please pray for our officers and their families.— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) April 24, 2018 Here’s what I’m seeing at the scene, near the Home Depot on Forest Central Drive pic.twitter.com/RTgSM4nc0U— Dana Branham (@danabranham) April 24, 2018Aerial video around 5 p.m. showed police using a helicopter and trained dogs to search for a suspect in a wooded area next to the store parking lot.The situation is developing and we’ll have updates throughout the evening.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Sharecenter_img A civilian was also shot in this incident. The condition of the civilian is unknown at this time.— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) April 24, 2018last_img read more

Moon Rock Turns Out to be Fake

first_img The Rijksmuseum is famous for its fine art collections, especially paintings by Rembrandt and other masters. One of its lesser known objects, the “moon rock”, was first unveiled in October 2006 as the centerpiece of a “Fly me to the moon” exhibition. At that time, the museum said the rock symbolized the “exploration of the unknown, colonization of far-away places and bringing back of treasures…” A reading about the “moon rock” was even held on October 7 because it was a full moon!The rock was given as a private gift to former prime minister Willem Drees Jr in 1969 by the U.S. ambassador to The Netherlands, J. William Middendorf II, during a visit by the Apollo 11 astronauts, Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin, soon after the first moon landing. Drees had been out of office for 11 years, but was considered an elder statesman.When Drees died in 1988, the rock was donated to the Rijksmuseum, where it has remained ever since. According to a museum spokeswoman, Ms Van Gelder, no one doubted the authenticity of the rock because it was in the prime minister’s own collection, and they had vetted the acquisition by a phone call to NASA. According to an article published by the Rijksmuseum, at one time the rock was insured for approximately half a million dollars, but its actual value is probably no more than around $70.Former U.S. ambassador, Mr Middendorf was unable to recall the exact details of how the rock came to be in the U.S. State Department’s possession. It is known that NASA gave lunar rocks to over 100 countries in the 1970s, but when the rock was displayed in 2006 a space expert told the museum he doubted any material would have been given away so soon after the manned lunar landing.Researchers from the Free University of Amsterdam immediately doubted the rock was from the moon, and began extensive testing. The tests concluded the rock was petrified wood. U.S. embassy officials were unable to explain the findings, but are investigating.Even though the tests found the piece is not of lunar origin, the Rijksmuseum curators say they will keep it anyway as a curiosity.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Moon Rock Turns Out to be Fake (2009, September 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-moon-fake.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — The Dutch national Rijksmuseum made an embarrassing announcement last week that one of its most loved possessions, a moon rock, is a fake — just an old piece of petrified wood that’s never been anywhere near the moon. Astronauts who landed on the Moon collected 2,415 samples of Moon rocks weighing a total of 842 pounds (382 kilograms). Most of these rocks were collected during the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions. Image Credit: NASA Purdue University to display moon rock This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Look Ma no calibration Handheld 3D scanner points and shoots

first_imgFuel3D was developed by hardware and software engineers and scientists. The scanner technology is based on work that was first developed at Oxford University toward a 3-D medical imaging system. That system was subsequently deployed in UK national health clinics, and medical facilities in the US, France, Denmark, Australia and Afghanistan. Later on, seeing a lack of quality 3D scanning options at affordable prices, a team member recommended working on such a scanner, based on their medical technology. At the time of this writing, they topped their $75,000 goal with $80,485 pledged and 31 days to go. They were originally offering an early bird pledge price of $750 for beta preproduction units but those are all gone. Pledges of $990 get a full production batch scanner with estimated delivery date of July next year. The 3D printer market is heating up but the real problem is getting a 3D scanner that can deliver a good template of what you want to print. That is easier said than done. You can get handhelds for a few hundred dollars but pricetags for high-end quality scanners can easily scare off independent artists, engineers and crafts people in search of true 3D geometry and full color and an image capture of highly textured organic and inorganic surfaces. An image capture company with offices in Greenville, North Carolina, and Oxford in the UK, Fuel3D has a product in the works which they want to swing into full production mode. Fuel3D has a working prototype of a handheld full-color 3D scanner for less than $1000. The scanner is a point-and-shoot device, and, for that price range, offers high-quality images. The company has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds to get the product out. One of their selling points is that no calibration is needed and yet the scanner can achieve a level of color resolution and detail that one would expect from a device with a far higher pricetag. “Today, a buyer could expect to pay over $15,000 for a handheld scanner that provides similar quality results,” they said. According to a Fuel3D technical paper, The Fuel3D system has the following components: The handheld unit that connects a PC or Mac via USB connection; the computer software that works with the scanner; and optical targets, to allow the scanner to track its motion during image capture.The technology behind this scanner fuses geometric and photometric stereo 3D recovery techniques.Once a shot is taken on the scanner, raw image data becomes 3D color geometrical data through the company’s software, which is included with the scanner, they said. “To run the Fuel3D software, you will need a reasonable specification computer (Mac, Windows 7 or higher, 2GB RAM, dual-core processor),”they added. Explore further Citation: Look Ma, no calibration: Handheld 3D scanner points and shoots (2013, August 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-ma-calibration-handheld-3d-scanner.html More information: www.kickstarter.com/projects/4 … r-for-less-than-1000 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Mini-CT scanner developed as a teaching tool © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

Agents and family members get up to 70 off New Zealand airfares

first_imgAgents and family members get up to 70% off New Zealand airfares Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Friday, March 24, 2017 Tags: American Airlines, New Zealand VANCOUVER — American Airlines is making New Zealand more accessible to Canadian travel agents through an exclusive travel fare.For a limited time IATA or CLIA registered agents are eligible to receive up to a 70% discount on New Zealand airfare and can more easily take a step to become a certified Tourism New Zealand NZ Specialist.The promotional fare is valid for currently employed travel agents contracted with American Airlines. Sub-agents may also take part in the program as long as employment has been verified by the contracted agency. A valid IATA or CLIA card is required. Tickets must be issued on or before May 31 for travel by May 31. All segments must be confirmed in O and Q class; O discount 70% and Q discount 60%. The deals is valid only on AA operated flights and on AA’s transpacific flights 82/83. AA*/codeshare flights are not permitted.Up to three family members or one travelling companion may purchase this fare too, however all passengers must travel on the same flights, dates, itinerary as the agent, with no exceptions.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist Programme is designed to help travel agents build knowledge and better sell New Zealand. The free program provides online training modules, webinars, and informative videos about New Zealand’s diverse regions and what they have to offer. A trip to New Zealand is a requirement of the certification.“We are dedicated to educating more travel agents across the U.S. and Canada about New Zealand as a destination,” says Bjoern Spreitzer, General Manager Americas & Europe for Tourism New Zealand. “This deal is a great opportunity for travel agents to experience the country first-hand and see how New Zealand’s breathtaking landscapes, unique Maori culture and award-winning food and wine make it the perfect destination for North American consumers.”Once in New Zealand agents can receive further discounts on tourism products and activities by signing up to Tourism New Zealand’s Explore New Zealand Programme. The program enables accredited international travel sellers travelling independently to enjoy a range of New Zealand products and experiences.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoDiscounts are offered for accommodation, attractions, activities, tours and transport. Typical discount offers are 50% off or two-for-one offers for the Explore pass holder and their partner. Offers are available throughout New Zealand, allowing agents to explore off-the-beaten track regions as well as New Zealand’s most popular destinations.For more information on these special agent discounts, to start the New Zealand Specialist training and to sign up for the Explore program visit traveltrade.newzealand.com.last_img read more

Canadian visitation to Hong Kong is up in first half of 2018

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Canadian visitation to Hong Kong is up in first half of 2018 Friday, August 3, 2018 HONG KONG — The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has reported over 30.6 million visitor arrivals in the first half of 2018 as well as a significant uptick in Canadians from January to June.In the first six months of the year, the destination saw a 10.1% year-on-year growth in visitor arrivals, with overnight visitors exceeding 13.85 million, up 6.2% year on year.Canada recorded an increase of 4.8% for a total of 191,359 visitor arrivals from January to June. In the month of June alone, 23,147 Canadians were reported, compared to 22,517 in the same month last year, an increase of 2.8%.“Additional air capacity and effective campaigns partnered with media and trade partners contributed to the result,” said Michael Lim, HKTB Director of Canada, Central & South America. “We’ll continue our market promotion, with ‘Best Of All, It’s In Hong Kong’ inviting visitors to discover Hong Kong like a local, explore the neighbourhood attractions and enjoy the authentic experiences.”More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backAccording to Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the HKTB, growth in visitor arrivals was largely driven by the Mainland market. As for international arrivals, he said long-haul markets performed well, growing 2.6%.“With the continued intense competition among travel destinations in the region, visitor arrivals from short-haul markets fluctuated, falling of 1.5%,” he said. “Looking ahead, the business environment for the tourism industry will face different challenges caused by the unstable global economy and exchange rates, which may affect tourism growth in the second half of the year.”Leveraging the upcoming opening of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou- Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the HKTB will introduce related promotions through various channels to promote the two main infrastructure additions and travel experiences featuring Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: HKTB, Hong Kong, Statistics Sharelast_img read more

Canada Jetlines signs agreement to launch service from Quebec City

first_img VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines is heading to Quebec City after signing an agreement to provide future ultra-low fare service from YQB.According to Javier Suarez, Jetlines’ CEO, the ULCC plans to offer domestic and international flights from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport after its anticipated launch in summer 2019. Specific routes and schedules have yet to be released.“Quebec City is an exciting addition to our future route network that will provide more Canadians with diversified and low-cost alternatives to explore this beautiful country,” said Suarez. “This partnership will allow us to tap into the market opportunity available and stimulate demand for more travel, which Jetlines will be able to leverage to grow its business.”In 2017, YQB doubled its capacity by opening a brand new international terminal. Since its privatization in 2000, the airport has tripled its traffic, going from just 643,000 passengers to 1.8 million in 2018. It remains one of the fastest growing airports in Canada with an annual passenger growth rate of 7.2% per year for the last 15 years.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthGaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of YQB, saluted Canada Jetlines’ willingness to serve the passengers of Quebec City.“This decision aligns perfectly with our development strategy to improve accessibility to Quebec City, increase the region’s connections to the rest of the world, and support its economic growth, visibility and prestige,” he said. “Bringing a low-cost option to Quebec City was one of our top priorities for the future and one of the reasons why we’ve expanded our terminal. I am delighted to see that this strategy is paying off and we welcome Jetlines with enthusiasm.”The signing of YQB is just the latest in Jetlines’ rollout of developments leading up to its launch. Since January, the carrier announced plans for future service to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Cancun, added Kelowna (YLW) and Winnipeg (YWG) to its proposed network, named Vancouver International Airport as its home airport, and also confirmed that it will fly to Quebec, Florida and New York from Saint-Hubert airport (YHU) in Montreal. Share Tags: Canada Jetlines, Québec City Canada Jetlines signs agreement to launch service from Quebec City Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Travelweek Group last_img read more

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 Group has named

first_imgSwedish commercial broadcaster TV4 Group has named Johan Seidefors as its new marketing director. Seidefors, who will take up his post in November, is currenetly a partner in communications consultancy Prime Group and acting head of communications for Stockholm Globe Arenas/Tele2 Arena. He has also worked for Sony BMGand ran his own PR firm, Nice To Meet You Communication.last_img

Extremis Global streaming service Netflix plans to

first_imgExtremisGlobal streaming service Netflix plans to debut its first original short documentary, Extremis, in September.The doc, from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, follows the harrowing decisions doctors, families and patients face in urgent end-of-life case, and is shot in cinema verité style.Shot in the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, Netflix claims the film “offers a uniquely intimate look at the intersection of science, faith, and humanity”.“I strive to explore weighty ethical and moral questions through my films,” said Kraus, whose docs The Death of Kevin Carter and Kill Team won critical acclaim. “Doctors today can sustain life in ways once thought impossible, ushering in new and extremely complex questions about what it means for critically ill people to be kept alive.”Netflix has pushed heavily into long-form docs through titles such as Virunga, but this marks its first effort in the short-form factual format.The platform has also revealed release dates for it latest original stand-up programmes. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra premieres Friday, May 6; Bo Burnham: Make Happy debuts June 3; Jim Jefferies: Freedumb on July 1; and Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking and Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills on September 23.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet Jordan McConomy in happier times with girlfriend Leah Kelly who has been left devastated at his deathTEENAGER Jordan McConomy will laid to rest this weekend after he died following an assault in Derry city centre last Sunday.The 19-year-old’s remains will leave his home, 99 Rosnagalliagh, at 12.15 pm on Saturday for 1 pm Requiem Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Galliagh.His remains will be interred in Ardmore Cemetery immediately after the Requiem Mass. She posted on Facebook: “The most perfect human being ever, the love of my life x.”One of Jordan’s friends said: “Jordan you were one in a million and you were taken from us far too soon.“I am going to miss your smile – it’s impossible for me to put into words what you meant to me.”Another friend posted: “Rest in peace Jordan, you were one of the nicest boys there ever was.”REQUIEM MASS THIS SATURDAY FOR JORDAN MCCONOMY WHO DIED AFTER DERRY ASSAULT was last modified: September 28th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: An 18-year-old arrested over his death following an “altercation” in William Street was released from police custody on Wednesday afternoon pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.The death of the former St. Brigid’s College pupil has sent a shock-wave through the local community.Family members and friends have used social media to convey their anguish.Girlfriend Leah Kelly has been left devastated at his death. galliaghLEAH KELLYPSNIREQUIEM MASS THIS SATURDAY FOR JORDAN MCCONOMY WHO DIED AFTER DERRY ASSAULTROSSNAGALLAIGHST JOSEPH’S CHURCHwilliam streetlast_img read more

Telecoms around the world are experimenting with n

first_imgTelecoms around the world are experimenting with new ways to deliver content to customers – some of which run in contrast to the long-held principle of maintaining an “open Internet,” also known as network or “net” neutrality.The principle of net neutrality advocates having no restrictions by Internet service providers or governments on what consumers can access via networks connected to the Internet. Specifically, this position prevents restrictions on content, sites, platforms, and/or modes of communication.One model that bends the rules of this principle is a tiered service model, which would allow telecoms to let users select from a smaller set of sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, for a lower monthly fee, as opposed to paying a higher monthly fee for unrestricted Internet access. To the right is an artist’s rendering of what that type of plan may look like.This type of pay structure is nothing new, as telecoms have long used this model for cell-phone plans in the form of charging customers differing amounts based on the number of voice minutes, text messages, and various other features used.That’s the exact type of model France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is employing, offering a mobile Internet experience limited to Facebook and Twitter for less than $14 a month, with an extra $0.70 for every 20 minutes spent on other sites. Turkish mobile operator Turkcell is also testing a similar system that lets users access Facebook for a flat fee.In the domestic market, AT&T (NYSE:T) is considering a plan to shift some of the costs of data traffic onto the companies generating the traffic, namely web developers and content providers. This would likely benefit consumers, as certain movies and apps wouldn’t count against AT&T users’ data plans. Since customers would be using less bandwidth, they wouldn’t have to pay either a higher monthly fee to access more data or face an extra charge for going over their plan’s data limit.In the long run, this could hurt competition, as the new model would favor established players in the mobile development space, because they would have the cash to pay AT&T and other telecoms to make their services free for their mobile customers. This would give established companies an advantage, since smaller companies would not be able to subsidize their customers’ purchases, incentivizing consumers to buy apps and other mobile products where they don’t have to sacrifice any of their limited monthly data.Network technology companies have seen this coming and have already begun producing equipment that allows telecoms to control the speed of mobile traffic, thus letting carriers bill customers at different rates and offer more complex data packages.A spokesman for Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese telecom, showed off a new tablet the company has developed that lets carriers control the amount of bandwidth the device can use, and another device that would let mobile carriers limit which websites certain users could access.These actions by some of the world’s largest telecoms show that, as more and more browsing takes place on mobile devices, the “open Web” concept is becoming a thing of the past.(Click on image to enlarge)Should we blame telecoms for these changes? Players in this highly capital-intensive industry have invested billions into the infrastructure through which Internet traffic flows, and it’s not unreasonable that they want to profit from their investment. However, many Internet entrepreneurs worry that shifting the rules of the game will favor better-capitalized companies – like Facebook – that can afford carriers’ new terms.Even so, it’s an undeniable truth that the more customers use mobile devices to access the Internet, the more telecoms will need to invest in infrastructure to increase data capacity. According to data from Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), global mobile Internet traffic has doubled in each of the last four years, and the company expects mobile traffic to increase 26% by 2015, reaching 6.3 exabytes per month. Additionally, Cisco expects global mobile data traffic to grow three times faster than fixed IP traffic by 2015. This growing traffic has prompted AT&T and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) to eliminate unlimited data plans, instead making customers who use lots of data pay more to do so.(Click on image to enlarge)However, telecoms don’t want to keep charging customers more and more as mobile data usage continues to double, so they’re going after content providers to help find a balance between what customers pay and what major sources of traffic – including Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook – contribute.Proponents of net neutrality will undoubtedly keep rabble-rousing about how the Internet should be open and free. But as the costs of maintaining mobile networks rise and demand for such services increases accordingly, global telecoms will use any weapon in their arsenal to make their operations more profitable.last_img read more

A dentist in High Point has had her license revoke

first_imgA dentist in High Point has had her license revoked after the death of two of her patients following surgery. The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners revoked Shawana Patterson’s license to practice dentistry and her general anesthesia permit.Evidence and testimony allege that Patterson was negligent in treating two patients and that this negligence contributed to their deaths.The first incident occurred in November of 2017 when a patient came in for jaw surgery. Medical forms showed the individual was not a good candidate for anesthesia outside of a hospital setting.The patient was oversedated. He died several months later due to brain injury. His doctor testified it was linked to his time under anesthesia.The second death occurred the following April. Expert testimony indicates that Patterson’s treatment was also a contributing factor.Legal documents indicate there was no qualified assistant monitoring patients during the procedures.last_img read more

Musicians and scientists to research mind and music at Rice University conference

first_imgShareCONTACT: Jessica StarkPHONE: 713-348-6777EMAIL: stark@rice.eduMusicians and scientists to research mind and music at Rice University conferenceCross-disciplinary seminars offer new understanding of music’s role in human cognitionDistinguished neuroscientists and musicians from around the world will gather at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music June 13-17 to collaboratively explore music’s role in human cognition and behavior and present the latest research findings from this emerging field of study.  Through a series of in-depth morning seminars, the scientific researchers will be introduced to music theory and history while the musicians learn concurrently about brain morphology, music perception and experimental design. More thanjust a research symposium, “Exploring the Mind Through Music” will offer free public lectures each afternoon and evening. “For the first time in a setting like this, music fellows will train with scientists and science fellows will study with musicians, learning in greater depth about each other’s disciplines, methods and current perspectives,” said Anthony Brandt, conference organizer and associate professor of composition and theory at Rice. “We hope to spur new research collaborations and get neuroscientists and musicians more actively talking to one another and to the public.”  Having grown since its 2009 inauguration, the conference will include 15 scientific and 15 musical fellows who were selected from more than 125 applicants. During the conference, the fellows will reside on campus in the university’s residential colleges and eat together in the serveries. The fellows will take seminars with star faculty from Rice and the Texas Medical Center on topics such as music comprehension, the basics of human cognition and the mind-body connection.  The evening lectures will be given by world-renowned experts, including David Huron, head of the Ohio State University Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory; Robert Zatorre, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University; Aniruddh Patel, an evolutionary biologist at the Neurosciences Institute; and Fred Lerdahl, a composer and music theorist at Columbia University. Huron and Zatorre will offer a talk on music and emotion, and Patel and Lerdahl will discuss music and language. “The goal of art and the goal of brain science are really not so different: to access, explore and understand what’s going on inside of ourselves,” Brandt said. “Brain science is beginning to show that human thinking is fundamentally creative. Working in tandem, art and science can help us to deepen our understanding of who we really are.”  “Exploring the Mind Through Music” is presented by the Shepherd School of Music, the Humanities Research Center and Methodist Hospital’s Center for Performing Arts and Medicine, with support from Rice University’s Faculty Initiative Fund.  For more information, visit www.rice.edu/mindandmusic/. To interview Brandt or any of the conference participants, contact Jessica Stark, assistant director of media relations, at stark@rice.edu or 713-348-6777. AddThislast_img read more

US Cannabis Businesses Look Northward as Canada Opens a Vast Legal Marijuana

first_img 3 min read –shares Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Add to Queue dispensaries.com Canada and the United Statesshare more than 5,500 miles of border, but they are worlds apart when it comes to marijuana law. Canada is making marijuana legal nationwide on Oct. 1. The U.S. still lists cannabis as a Schedule I illegal drug.That situation has led to U.S. businesses making a move into the Canadian market in any way they can. “It is like the Wild West was in the early gold rush,” an attorney in Ottawa told CBC.Related: Yet Another Study Finds Marijuana Reduces Opioid UseA Strange SituationEntrepreneurs in both Canada and the U.S. are looking for ways to tap into the growing cannabis market, but Canadians clearly have the advantage currently. On Oct. 17, the country will begin nationwide legal sales of  marijuana. Canadian companies have gone public and are set to tap into a $23 billion business opportunity.They are moving south, as well. Canadian cannabis company Cronos recently listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange in the U.S.However, while Canadian marijuana companies can list on the U.S. stock exchange, American companies can’t because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level. Companies in the U.S. facing this strange situation are moving into the Canadian market by merging with Canadian companies.For example, Los Angeles-based MedMen recently did a reverse takeover of the publicly traded Canadian cannabis company Ladera Ventures Corp. It’s a fast-track way to become a publicly traded company.Related: Cannabis Legalization Isn’t a Sure Thing and the Industry Can’t Afford to Stop FightingOngoing ConcernsDespite the ability of U.S. companies to buy their way into the Canadian market or for individual investors to put cash into Canadian companies, concerns remain.For example, speaking with Marijuana Business Daily, Derek Peterson, CEO of California-based TerraTech, said he has concerns that Canada is getting a head start on the cannabis business over the U.S. He said that means he is either building a company in anticipation that the U.S. government will change its policy on marijuana or he is positioning his firm “to be the most attractive takeout target it can be as (Canadian) companies look to the U.S. to deploy capital.”These concerns were echoed by Jeanne Sullivan, a partner in the cannabis-focused ArcView Investment Group. The national legalization of marijuana in Canada “makes the U.S. laggards in the cannabis sector compared to Canada,” she said.Legal issues have also arisen. According to the Vancouver Star, some Canadian cannabis executives have been hit at the U.S. border with lifetime bans keeping them out of the country because they work with marijuana.They are designated as “inadmissible” because the U.S. government deems them to be making a profit out of the drug trade.Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Image credit: Stuart Dee | Getty Images Next Article Free Green Entrepreneur App Cannabis Guest Writer July 26, 2018 American cannabis entrepreneurs are looking to buy, or be bought by, Canadian companies. U.S. Cannabis Businesses Look Northward as Canada Opens a Vast Legal Marijuana Market Download Our Free Android Applast_img read more

Report Apple Settles Siri Suit for 25 Million

first_img Register Now » Siri Don Reisinger This story originally appeared on PCMag Add to Queue Contributing Writer Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article April 21, 2016 Image credit: Shutterstock 1 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Report: Apple Settles Siri Suit for $25 Million Apple will pay $24.9 million to settle a long-running lawsuit over the origins of Siri.Apple will provide Dynamic Advances’ parent company Marathon Patent Group with $5 million now, and hand over the additional $20 million after certain conditions are met, the Albany Business Review reports.The lawsuit, which dates back to 2011, alleges that Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri was developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), which was awarded a patent for the technology in 2007. RPI then licensed the patent to Dynamic Advances.Apple acquired mobile search tool Siri in 2010 and added it to the iPhone the following year, prompting the suit.Looking ahead, Dynamic Advances will remain the sole licensee of RPI’s technology and has agreed to not sue Apple for the next three years. In addition, the company will give 50 percent of its lawsuit damages to the college, according to the report.Apple did not respond to a request for comment.Siri, meanwhile, has faced some competition in the digital assistant world including Google Now, Facebook’s M and Microsoft’s Cortana. –shareslast_img read more

Yes Mailchimp is Expanding into a FullFledged Marketing Technology Platform

first_imgLeading email marketing platform for business, Mailchimp, is officially growing its product suite into all-in-one Marketing Technology provider. According to a blog by co-founder Ben Chestnut, Mailchimp has built an all-in-one Marketing Platform for small businesses and start-ups. From offering a user-friendly Mailchimp Email Marketing tool to rolling out CRM, Analytics and Personalization platform, the Company is eyeing a wider customer base in the MarTech industry. With leaders in the industry already miles ahead in the race, Mailchimp’s spirited chase is a very healthy sign for MarTech companies who want to expand their product suite for small businesses and start-ups.More From Email Marketing Technology: Yotpo Enriches Mailchimp Email Experiences with Reviews and …In the blog, Ben said, “We’ve been adding new features, like landing pages, Facebook ads, Google remarketing ads, postcards, social posting, and our marketing CRM tools that have become the heart of the Mailchimp platform. This week, we’re bringing it all together with a deeply integrated app experience for users, so they can market smarter and grow faster, new packages that allow customers to get the most out of Mailchimp, and a global marketing campaign where we tell the world we’re officially an “all-in-one Marketing Platform.”Read Also: TechBytes with Suvish Viswanathan, Head of European Marketing at ZohoMailchimp users will now find these Marketing tools to work with.Marketing CRMAudience dashboardTags & segmentsAddress finderPersonalizationPredicted demographicsPurpose-built for small businesses, Mailchimp’s Marketing platform makes multi-channel marketing easy to understand and execute.via Predicted Demographics Data by MailchimpUsing Mailchimp’s newly armored Marketing Platform, marketers can redefine the way they leverage Customer data across multichannel campaigns. In simple terms, the Email Marketing cross-over would bring together data, technology and automation under one roof to make them work harder and smarter in an integrated manner. Currently, Mailchimp Pro users have access to the Advanced Segmentation tool, which allows users to create complex, nested segments that include demographic data.Read Also: TextUs Introduces the “Text Us” Call to Action — the Evolution of the “Contact Us” That Lets Customers Text Message BusinessesIn a recent interview to an industry watcher, Ben Chestnut revealed that his company now services 11 million active customers with a total audience of 4 billion; aiming at revenue target of $700 million for 2019. We will keep an eye on this growth cycle and how Mailchimp’s expansion would benefit Marketing Technology users in the coming months.Recommended: Swiftpage Launches All-in-One Act! Growth Suite Sales & Marketing Platform for SMBs Yes, Mailchimp is Expanding into a Full-Fledged Marketing Technology Platform Sudipto GhoshMay 15, 2019, 7:30 pmMay 15, 2019 crmcustomer dataemail marketingMailchimpmarketing analyticsMarketing TechnologyNews Previous ArticleNew Consumer Research Reveals Increasing Usage of Multiple TV Sources by Viewers in Major European CountriesNext ArticleSoulmates.AI’s new Social ROI Reporter Measures the Real Value of Social Media Marketinglast_img read more