Denmark will field professional players against Wales

first_imgThe Danish football crisis has been patched up to allow the national team to play on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League clashAfter playing with a team made up of futsal players and third-tier footballers on Wednesday, Denmark will play with professional athletes.Amid a dispute over the national team’s images rights, players boycotted the nation.And futsal players and semi-professional footballers faced off against Slovakia, losing 3-0.Daniel James, WalesGiggs is full of praise for Daniel James Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Wales national team manager Ryan Giggs, footballer Daniel James is unstoppable after he helped his team secure a victory against Belarus.But now the Danish Football Association (DBU) is informing that the match against Wales will be with the full force of the national team.“It has been agreed that the DBU and the Player Association will resume negotiations on a new permanent agreement so that the first negotiation meeting will take place on Monday, September 10,” a statement quoted by Sky Sports read.“In today’s agreement, the DBU and the Player Association have agreed that the match against Wales is played under the same terms as before and that the commercial rights are handled as before in the term of the agreement.”“It is good for the national team and for everyone in Danish football that we can play the important Nations League match with the right national team and again focus on the sporting,” DBU president Jesper Moller added.last_img read more

Report Pepe turns down Arsenal for Monaco move

first_imgFormer Real Madrid defender Pepe has reportedly turned down a move to Arsenal in favour of joining AS MonacoThe 35-year-old is a free agent after leaving Turkish side Besiktas in December and had been linked with a return to Portugal at FC Porto.But L’Equipe reports that Pepe will instead join Monaco, despite a late attempt by Arsenal to hijack the deal.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…Unai Emery’s side are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements in this month’s transfer window with Rob Holding sidelined for the rest of the season.Out-of-favour Juventus defender Medhi Benatia is allegedly being lined up in a trade deal involving Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal.Meanwhile, Monaco are expected to sign Chelsea and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas shortly as new manager Thierry Henry attempts to steer the club clear of the relegation zone in Ligue 1.last_img read more

Flights cleared for take off

first_img Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Related Items:flights, Tciaa InterCaribbean Airways encourages ESTA registration Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Aug 2015 – STATEMENT FROM TCIAAThe Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority wishes to announce that due to the weakening of Tropical Storm Erika, and the improvement in weather conditions; Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay airports are open to flight operations.The 5 a.m. (0900 GMT) forecast shows the storm moving westnorthwest over the island of Cuba near 20 mph before turning northwest. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph with higher gusts and extend to 140 miles east of the center of the storm.Passengers are asked to contact their respective airline for flight scheduling.last_img read more

Amazon launches free adsupported music service for Alexa devices

first_img Smart Home Mentioned Above Google Home News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Walmart 0 Google Home $69 Crutchfield See It $79 Post a commentcenter_img See It The service is geared toward customers who own Alexa-enabled devices, like the Echo Dot, but aren’t Prime members or subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon on Thursday launched a new music service for its Alexa devices that’s free to use but includes ads.The service, available starting today in the US, will provide access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations. It’s specifically geared for customers who own Alexa-enabled devices but aren’t Prime members or subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited.Amazon’s Prime membership service, which costs $119 annually, includes access to a library of more than 2 million songs and thousands of stations and playlists. Amazon Music Unlimited, which starts at $7.99 a month, offers over 50 million songs.With music being one of the primary uses for smart speakers, like the Alexa-powered Echo devices, it makes sense for Amazon to offer more ways to give Echo owners access to songs. After starting folks off on the limited library available for free, Amazon could convince some of them to transition over to a paid service, such as Prime or Music Unlimited.Alexa already works with a variety of other free and paid music services, including Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music.To use the new service, non-Prime customers can cue up a station based on a song, artist, era or genre, saying commands like, “Alexa, play ’80s music” or “Alexa, play the playlist Pop Culture.”Google on Thursday launched a similar service for its Google Home smart speakers, letting users access an ad-supported free tier of YouTube Music. Share your voice Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $99 How To • Make Google Home get your groceries Tags See it Alexa Amazon Voice recognition Googlelast_img read more

Aliens in skies Pulsating UFOs spotted above England sparks fear

first_imgYouTube: MavixxxMavixxx, a popular conspiracy theory YouTube channel, has been uploading videos featuring UFOs over the past few months. Now, the conspiracy theorist has released very mysterious footage that shows multiple flying objects hovering in the skies of England.In the video, the conspiracy theorist revealed that the strange clip was captured on June 20, 2019. However, the exact location where these UFOs appeared still remain unclear.Interestingly, the objects appeared in the video seems pulsating, and at times, they even tried to align in a formation.As the video uploaded by Mavixxx went viral on YouTube, many of his users argued that these are signs of an imminent alien disclosure. These alien enthusiasts believe that governments all across the world and space agencies like NASA and ESA have been covering up bitter facts about aliens for years, but now, they are all set to disclose the secrets surrounding extraterrestrial life.A section of other conspiracy theorists argued that these glowing UFOs are alien scout ships that usually appear on the earth before an invasion.”The great deception is certainly upon us,” commented HonoredShadow, a YouTube user.”The ships overhead changing patterns, disappearing, are telling of disaster coming to the viewing area. This will be by nature and affect man. anyone see/know something different? Just My speculation from past sightings before the great change,” commented Roxie Early, another YouTuber.However, sceptics are not convinced of these explanations. As per these sceptics, the bizarre objects that appeared in the skies of England are nothing but drones, and there is nothing mysterious about it.”In the age of the drone, all bets are off,” commented Cereberus 7, a sceptic.A few days back, Mavixxx had uploaded another creepy video that showed a seemingly metallic disc-shaped flying object speeding above the skies of Orange County, California. This video had also gone viral on the internet, and many people considered it proof of extraterrestrial existence.last_img read more

New Koomeys Law of power efficiency parallels Mooree Law

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Report shows data centers not using as much power as projected This is not the first time Koomey’s name has been in the news, just last month he was the lead author of a paper that showed that electricity consumed by data centers in the U.S. and around the world grew at a slower pace (from 2005 to 2010) than had been predicted by a 2007 U.S. EPA report. This time around, Koomey, in collaboration, with Intel and Microsoft has been studying how much electricity is used relative to processing power, by computers in a historical context. Way back in 1956, for example, ENIAC, one of the first true computers, used approximately 150 kilowatts of electricity to perform just a few hundred calculations per second. Using historical data, the team created a graph comparing the amount of computing power of the average computer (from supercomputers to laptops) with the amount of electricity it needed and found that over time, energy efficiency improvements from the 1950’s till now, have moved in virtual lockstep with increases in the amount of processing power: energy efficiency, they found effectively doubled every 1.57 year. Because of this, they predict that the trend is likely to continue into the foreseeable future.This is important as computing platforms have become more mobile and end users increasingly tend to place more value in power efficiency (because it means longer battery life) than in how fast their Smartphone or tablet is able to produce results. Thus, it’s possible that Koomey’s Law will become the rallying cry on into the future, much as Moore’s Law has been in the past. Though hopefully, new engineers won’t start to fudge on Moore’s Law to get these results, as that could lead to small devices that last for weeks on batteries alone, but are sluggish. (PhysOrg.com) — For most of the computer age, the central theme in computer hardware architecture has been: create more computational power using the same amount of chip space. Intel founder Gordon Moore even came up with a “law” based on what he’d seen up to that point to predict how things would go in the future; that computing power would double every year and a half. Now Jonathan Koomey, a consulting professor at Stanford has led a study that shows that the electrical energy efficiency of computers has been following roughly the same path. He and his colleagues from Microsoft and Intel have published the results of their study in EEE Annals of the History of Computing that shows that the energy efficiency of computers has doubled nearly every eighteen months (now called appropriately enough, Koomey’s Law) going all the way back to the very first computers built in the 1950’s. Transistor counts for integrated circuits plotted against their dates of introduction. The curve shows Moore’s law – the doubling of transistor counts every two years. Image: Wikipedia. Explore further More information: Implications of Historical Trends in the Electrical Efficiency of Computing, July-September 2011 (vol. 33 no. 3)pp. 46-54. doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2010.28AbstractThe electrical efficiency of computation has doubled roughly every year and a half for more than six decades, a pace of change comparable to that for computer performance and electrical efficiency in the microprocessor era. These efficiency improvements enabled the creation of laptops, smart phones, wireless sensors, and other mobile computing devices, with many more such innovations yet to come. The Web Extra appendix outlines the data and methods used in this study.via Technology Review Citation: New ‘Koomey’s Law’ of power efficiency parallels Moore’e Law (2011, September 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-koomeys-law-power-efficiency-parallels.html 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

Soon farmers to be trained to market preserve their produce

first_imgKolkata: Concerned over a large number of farmer suicides across the country in the recent past, the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) wants to churn out professionals who can reach out to the farmers and train them on modern agriculture so that they can market their produce and at the same time preserve them for a longer period. “We will be starting a course on rural management from the academic year 2019 through which we will equip people to reach out to the rural areas and educate the farmers. They need to know how to use resources like seed management, insurance and credit management. Modern-day agriculture has witnessed a sea change and simple use of family wealth and previous years’ production as seeds are not enough. Farmers need to have knowledge of marketing their products and even learn about preservation. Lack of such knowledge has resulted in a number of farmer suicides in the recent past. We are trying to address this issue,” said Rajagopal Dhar Chakraborty, director of IISWBM. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSuch training programmes may be organised in the institute itself or experts may travel to the districts with support from the state government for the purpose of making the farmers aware of their requirements and how to insure themselves from risks associated with agricultural activities. There are a number of NGOs both in the government and in the private level as well as a number of farmers’ organisations who are working for the upliftment of the farmers. “We will be churning out experts who can be roped in by these bodies or organisations for serving their purpose. The day is not far when companies will have farmer support programmes. We want to be prepared for this,” the director added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIISWMB, the autonomous graduate business school in the city which is the first in the country to offer an MBA degree, also wants to commence a course on the skills of managing hospitals. “Doctors may be very good in the diagnosis of the disease of a patient but at the same time, they need to have knowledge of the resources available with the hospital. The state government is also taking a lot of steps for management of hospitals,” he said. The institute’s second campus at Rajarhat will be ready by 2019 which will enable the institute to begin innovative courses.last_img read more

Stop Thinking Killer App and Start Thinking Killer Experience

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. David Polinchock has worked in the virtual reality (VR) and experiential advertising space since the 1990s, and he’s seen the good, the bad and the ugly for using VR and augmented reality (AR) to create marketing events and experiences. At the Propelify 2017 Innovation Festival, he gave a talk about three big ways technologists, marketers and companies need to improve their use of VR and AR to create amazing experiences in the future.Related: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Will Find Its Way Into Your Life in 2018 and Beyond1. Include elements of the real world to create a more engaging VR experience.“How many times have you seen a VR setup that includes a table, a chair and a head seat?” Polinchock asked. “Where’s the sense of falling into the story?” Instead of just focusing on the tech, Polinchock wants companies to use real-world elements in their VR setups to enhance the total experience. Polinchock offered up a few creative, low-budget ways companies could incorporate physical elements of the real world into a user’s VR experience. For example:A tourism board wants a user to experience a particular beach. Craft a VR experience where the user sits in a sandbox and smells sunscreen while wearing a headset.A VR experience that takes place in the woods? Try adding a few potted plants to the room with the VR setup, so when the user walks around, branches occasionally brush over their cheeks or arms.At a VR experience about conquering fears, users in head seats “walked on a ledge” in VR — and in actuality, Polinchock recounted. Users stood on a small ledge, a few inches off the ground, with their back to a wall, while also walking a ledge on a super-tall building in VR.Related: What Are the Legal Issues That Stare at Augmented/Virtual Reality?2. Possibilities for the future of AR.To Polinchock, AR is a totally different world than VR. The key to creating a great AR experience? “We don’t want to walk down the road and see virtual billboards jumping at our faces. But, we do want interesting information that helps us get through the day,” he said. A few exciting possibilities he sees for AR include:A building plaque that pops out diagrams and text with significant historical information about a siteWalls, statues or monuments that relay information, key dates and importance of a site or artworkFacial recognition technology that could remind you of where you met someone or of pertinent info like a birthday, job, or other details that would make networking easier3. Complete the experience.Polinchock used to work as a character actor at Disney, and he credits Disney for fully immersing their visitors at the theme parks. “Even when you’re waiting in line, you’re fully in their world,” he said.Polinchock finds companies using VR for marketing experiences often don’t give users a similarly immersive experience. “If someone doesn’t know how VR works, don’t just drop them into the room. Because then, they’ll go into an experience, don’t get the whole story, and then don’t think the tech works,” he said.Related: This Vital Storytelling Principle Is the Key to Producing Great VR and AR ContentRather than just plopping a headset on someone, Polinchock wants companies to educate users in advance on what they should expect to see, hear and feel from the VR experience — before the experience begins. By fully prepping users of the possibilities of the VR experience awaiting them, more users will have truly relevant, engaging and informative VR experiences. Watch highlights from Polinchock’s talk at the 2017 Propelify Innovation Festival. What do you think about the future of AR and VR? Follow @propelify on Twitter for more on innovation and entrepreneurship. Visit our website to sign up for a complimentary Propelify Insider membership to receive future access to our full video library of incredible content and talks from innovators and entrepreneurial changemakers. 4 min read April 1, 2018last_img read more

Qt for Python 511 released

first_imgThe Qt team, in their blog, announced the official release of Qt with Python support. This is the first official of Qt framework with the support for Python and this release is tagged as Qt for Python 5.11. Previously  Python support for Qt developers was provided through the development of PySide module and now the work is said to have been done on PySide 2 to provide Qt for Python. However, Qt team has been working on the core Qt framework for quite some time to incorporate Python support and this is the first breakthrough in that direction. Adding to this, the Qt team has also informed that r version of Qt earlier than v5.11 will not support Python. In the release notes, the team has mentioned that the following versions of Qt will continue supporting this project and make the support for Python, stable going ahead. This is said to be the preview release, with a list of known issues for early adopters. The team is hoping to receive the feedback from the users so that it can make the binding more smooth and rectify the bugs. A lot of work has also gone into keeping the Qt syntax unchanged for flexible migration from C++, the de facto language for developing UI with Qt, to Python and the other way round. It mentions in the release blog, that the major roadblock in providing the Python binding for the C++ based Qt was the size of packages. This made the team to work on using external tools for Qt scripting with Python, which had resulted in the development of PySide in 2009. To extend the support for Python, the work has been done on C++ headers in Qt framework, so that the developers can write modules in Python. These efforts resulted in the latest PySide 2 which has very less overhead for using Python and Qt for GUI development. The Qt team has worked on developing the documentation for this and has provided examples enables you to understand the binding. Along with the Python binding for the core Qt framework, the team has also extended support for various Qt toolkits like Qtwidgets and QML to build interactive GUI with Qt and Python. For the early adopters of Qt for Python, to report a bug you use the Qt for Python project on bugreports.qt.io. The team can be reached on Freenode with #qt-pyside. Read more Qt 5.11 has arrived! WebAssembly comes to Qt. Now you can deploy your next Qt app in browserlast_img read more

TravelBrands promotes new long stays with prize giveaway

first_imgTravelBrands promotes new long stays with prize giveaway Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> MISSISSAUGA — Through July 9 TravelBrands Specialty by Exotik Journeys is giving travel agents a chance to win one of three prizes including a $500 allowance on any fam trip hosted by TravelBrands, $500 in marketing money to help boost agents’ businesses and $250 in Loyalty Rewards.To take part agents must share any of Exotik Journeys’ long stay program flyers.“We have fine-tuned Exotik Journeys’ products to satisfy all travellers. Our long stay programs are one of many products that offer a unique vacation experience,” says Nathalie Tanious, Vice President, TravelBrands. “This giveaway allows agents to promote these unique vacation types to their clients while giving them a chance to win some valuable prizes.”Ten agents will be selected after the contest period to receive one of the prize options available. To qualify for the giveaway agents can do at least one of the following:Share any of Exotik Journeys’ long stay program flyers to their social media pages (i.e. Instagram and Facebook) and add “#ExotikJourneys” to the postAdd a long stay flyer to their own websiteShare any long stay flyer with their databaseShare the Exotik Journeys Facebook page to their own followers and encourage their clients to ‘like’ the pageMore news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsTravel agents are asked to send proof of participation to Sonia Fabris, Commercial Analyst, TravelBrands at Sonia.fabris@travelbrands.com.Flyers will be available through the Access platform, under the e-flyers page. The flyers will also be posted on the ‘Your TravelBrands BDM’ Facebook page.For more information about this contest and to access the qualifying long stay program flyers visit travelbrandsaccess.com.center_img Travelweek Group Posted by Tags: Exotik Tours, TravelBrandslast_img read more

French media conglomerate Vivendi has been linked

first_imgFrench media conglomerate Vivendi has been linked with a takeover of European pay TV giant Sky, in a deal that could be worth as much as £28 billion (€38.5 billion).This would be part of a wider strategy to expand the reach of Vivendi’s own pay TV company, Canal+, according to three unnamed sources quoted in a Reuters report yesterday.Sky’s current market value is around £18 billion, but could cost as much as £10 billion more, including debt, the sources suggested.Should a deal go ahead, Canal+ would be part of the same group as the UK-based Sky, and its subsidiaries, Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland. Sky took over its smaller cousins last year and created Europe’s largest content operation.It would also bring together two of media’s most powerful people: Rupert Murdoch, who effectively owns Sky through 21st Century Fox’s 39.1% stake, and Vincent Bollore, Vivendi chairman and main shareholder.Reuters reported no formal approach has been made at this stage, but with Vivendi looking for lucrative content assets, Sky would be a likely target.The report also stirred up interest in the markets, with Joshua Raymond, chief market strategist at the UK’s cityindex.co.uk saying this had triggered investors into buying Sky shares this morning. Sky’s share price went up following the news.“Considering the handsome sums Sky has paid recently for majority broadcast rights of the Premier League and its move to large scale production television exclusive to the channel, its no surprise that Sky simply has to get a grip on its costs,” said Raymond. “In this sense, a merger between the two firms could well make sense.”However, Raymond added it was unlikely Murdoch would look to sell his stake in Sky. “This could well be a ploy from Vivendi to sound out shareholder sentiment on the prospect of a deal with Sky or someone else,” he said.Vivendi, Sky and 21st Century Fox hadn’t responded for requests for comment at press time.The news comes as Vivendi’s move to buy on-demand site Dailymotion moved forwards and its row with activist shareholder P. Schoenfeld Asset Management.last_img read more