Swedish Companies Committing a Fresh 1.1 Billion Dollars Investment in India

first_imgCompanies in Sweden, the largest Nordic economy in Europe is committing a fresh 1.1 billion dollars investment in India led by some of its major companies Volvo, IKEA, AstraZaneca amongst others.Having committed $1.5 billion in the past three years, the additional investment that is lined up will be for the next two years. Sweden is investing in India more than it did in the “last few decades” said Carsten Gronblad, the Trade commissioner to India. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img read more

CORNAMI’s sea-of-cores solution may defuse data explosion

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Communications A couple of years ago, I wrote about a company called SVIRAL that appeared to have cracked one of the toughest problems in computing today — that of creating software programs that can effectively use multiple processing cores and threads without requiring programmers to have PhDs in computer science (see Startup Cracks MultiCore, Thread Programming Problem ).Of course, persuading anyone to do things differently to the way they currently do them is always a hard sell, which may go some way to explain why SVIRAL has undergone a metamorphosis and reappeared as high-performance computing company CORNAMI. In turn, CORNAMI recently announced that it closed Series B financing in the amount of $3 million led by Impact Venture Capital.The reason CORNAMI is of interest to us here is the ongoing data explosion, which includes messages, photos, videos, log files, sensor data, the IoT… the list goes on. We are now firmly in the era of “Big Data.” It is estimated that 90% of the world’s data was created in the past two years, and 90% of this data is of the unstructured variety, which demands compute-intensive processing and analytics.(Source: CORNAMI) There is a tremendous need to be able to process this data in real-time, but systems based on current CPU architectures are struggling to meet the demand. The problem is that application performance has not scaled with the deployment of multiple cores due to the overhead associated with managing the parallelism of data between the cores. As a result, processor cores are often idle (“dark”), overloaded, or wasting cycles in the OS, as opposed to performing actual work.CORNAMI has a patented programming technology called TruStream, whose apps run on bare metal — there’s no software stack, no virtual machine, no operating system, no context switching, no task dispatching, and no caching. This may sound a bit scary at first, but CORNAMI also provides a software development kit (SDK) that allows apps to be programmed in C/C++.Where things get really exciting is the fact that CORNAMI has embedded its TruStream technology in a massively scalable multicore chip. This allows a 1U sea-of-cores server to provide the equivalent processing capability of a 40 x 1U rack of traditional servers.(Source: CORNAMI) Using this technology means that data centers can be created for a fraction of the construction costs and run at a fraction of the ongoing power and maintenance costs, thereby resulting in millions of dollars in savings and a greener environment. The alternative of course, is to keep the same data center footprint and to dramatically boost its processing performance and capabilities.(Source: CORNAMI) Of course, it’s easy to make exciting claims while gesticulating furiously, but “The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” as the old saying goes. Take a look at this video, which is narrated by my old chum, CORNAMI founder and CTO, Paul Master.Well, color me impressed. As you’ll see, this video starts by showing the Yahoo Streaming Benchmark being run on a traditional 1U Intel Xeon-based server with 16 processor cores. This benchmark generates, and then serves, a database of 1 million adverts. This takes about two minutes to run on the traditional server. Next, the same benchmark is run on CORNAMI 1U sea-of-cores server boasting 1,000 processor cores. This new iteration runs so fast you might miss it if you aren’t watching closely.On a related note, I’d like to give a quick shout-out to the folks at Equus Computer Systems, who recently developed a 60-drive server with a total storage capacity of more than half a petabyte in a 4U form factor. This equates to more than five petabytes per 42U rack, thereby enabling data centers to store more data in their valuable floor space.The important thing here is that it’s not the number of cores you have that’s important — it’s what you do with them that counts. Paradoxically, throwing 1,000 Xeon cores at this problem could actually end up slowing things down due to all of the inter-core communication. This is where embedding CORNAMI’s TruStream technology on their sea-of-cores chip comes into play.In order to provide a more understandable comparison — one even I can wrap my feeble brain around — Paul ends by performing a simultaneous side-by-side comparison with the results being presented in graphical form. The key metric here is the number of ads that can be served per second. In the case of the Xeon-based server, the answer is 7,753 ads per second; by comparison, CORNAMI’s sea-of-cores system serves 2,668,368 ads per second, which equates to a 344X increase in speed/performance.This could be a game-changer. CORNAMI’s technology is obviously of interest to companies like Amazon and Google with their humongous data centers, but it also means that smaller entities can afford to deploy big data-capable systems. This is certainly a technology I shall be keeping an eye on in the months and years to come. What say you? Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Learning how to learn: Toddlers vs. neural networksNext IoT security: when X.509 certificate authentication may not work sabrinasusan says: October 3, 2016 at 2:53 pm Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. “MSBI remains for Microsoft Business Intelligence. This is used for the Visual studio along side SQL server.| https://www.gangboard.com/business-intelligence-training/msbi-trainingn https://www.gangboard.com/cloud-computing-training/vmware-trai 1 thought on “CORNAMI’s sea-of-cores solution may defuse data explosion” last_img read more

No sign of OnePlus TV but OnePlus is doing a sportscar that looks like McLaren: Can you troll us better OnePlus?

first_imgBefore April Fools day, many tech companies take to social media to troll people with weird concepts and ideas. The concept has taken off with Indian firms as well and we saw a couple of companies doing false announcements or mockups to spice it up on April 1. Last year, we saw OnePlus, Jio, Google, Uber Eats and Ola come up with weird ideas to make an impression on April Fools day. OnePlus went for a typical product announcement-styled teaser campaign for a OnePlus currency, which could be believable if you shut your grey cells. For this year, it seems OnePlus has lost the plot.If last year was all about a mildly believable OnePlus currency, this year’s troll feels like a troll already. OnePlus claims that it’s doing a car and will unveil it soon.Yes, a OnePlus car. The joke is already evident. The teaser shows the outlines of a sports car from the rear three quarters against a dark backdrop. The teaser says – ‘Coming Soon.’Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/U6kTjYlAIVOnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) March 29, 2019Those who have some knowledge about cars can easily find the similarity of the OnePlus car with a McLaren hypercar from a few years ago. Yes, if you search McLaren P1 on Google, you will find the OnePlus car to be pretty identical to the McLaren P1 hypercar. OnePlus has given some efforts to erase some of the similarities – the large rear wing is absent, no door mirrors and no engine cover grille at the rear. If you play racing games on your mobile or PC, it’s easy to spot the similarities between the McLaren P1 and the OnePlus car.advertisement Doesn’t the OnePlus car look identical to this one? (Photo: McLaren)The inspiration for the car’s design isn’t surprising since OnePlus has a partnership with the British sports car manufacturer and came out with a special edition OnePlus 6T to commemorate the achievements of the McLaren Formula 1 team. You can also spot the OnePlus logo on this year’s McLaren F1 car.Coming back to the April Fools troll, OnePlus could have done something more believable. Last year’s OnePlus currency did put many in doubt. This year though, it is difficult to believe even for those OnePlus fans who don’t have an interest in cars. Why? Because OnePlus is yet to deliver on its much-hyped smart TV that’s expected to come out in 2020.The OnePlus TV has long been talked about in various OnePlus forums. The company’s founders have often talked about how their smart TV will be different from the existing ones in the market. While the initial expected date for the smart TV was sometime in 2019, the company has pushed it to 2020 for now.So, if you are a geek and are excited for OnePlus to pull off a Tesla, it wouldn’t be wise to expect an unveiling on April 1 for an electric car with Warp Charging. Common OnePlus, if you can make good phones, you can also make better jokes.Nonetheless, there’s always next time.ALSO READ | OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition quick review: Some extra speed and a dash of orangeALSO READ | OnePlus 6T review: Perfect to a TALSO READ | OnePlus TV India launch likely around mid 2019, will be exclusively sold through Amazon Indialast_img read more

Arsenal’s Petr Cech dreams of ending career in Europa League glory

first_imgAfter Arsenal landed in Belarus to begin the knockout stages of the Europa League against Bate Borisov, their goalkeeper Petr Cech, who retires at the end of the season, outlined his dream to bid farewell by winning the trophy.“That would be an ideal scenario for me to finish my career,” he said. “We prepare every day for every competition and this is what we are aiming for. We try to win every game and progress step by step and as a club it is important for us to try to go as far as possible. Share on Facebook Maurizio Sarri still seeking solutions for Chelsea’s mental fragility “Winning the Europa League is a great memory for everyone involved and secondly it can book you a place in the Champions League, so you can see there is a lot to play for.”Cech, whose career has included 14 trophies and the accolade of being the most capped Czech footballer with 124 appearances, intends to savour every moment he gets on the pitch this season and give every last ounce of professionalism he has.“I don’t think if it is my last game or not,” he said. “I prepare for every game like I did all through my career and I want to put the best performance on the pitch and win the game.”With Bernd Leno taking over Premier League duties for Arsenal, the 36-year-old Cech is adopting the role of cup keeper and is highly focused on trying to help Arsenal go even further than they did last season in the Europa League, when they were beaten by the eventual winners, Atlético Madrid, in the semi-finals.Cech is urging his team to step up a gear after a canter through the group stage. “We are the favourites for the tie but you have to do it on the pitch, be focused home and away, if you want to progress,” he said.Unai Emery has brought a strong squad for the game against Bate Borisov. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang returns after illness but Mesut Özil, who was also off colour last weekend, did not make enough of a recovery to make the journey.Now Arsenal are out of both domestic cups, and with the search for a top-four finish an uncertain route back into the Champions League, the Europa League holds major significance in their ambitions for the remainder of the season.“Our target is clear: to play next year in the Champions League,” Emery said. “But we know it’s not easy. We have two ways now, one is the Europa League, and to win it is very difficult. In the Premier League we also have the possibility. The big challenge is thinking only about the next match, improving individually and collectively, creating a big mentality for us.” Share on Messenger Unai Emery Arsenal Europa League Declan Rice switches allegiance from Republic of Ireland to England Read more Share on WhatsApp Bate Borisov news Share on LinkedIn They take on a Bate team who have not played since December. They are in their pre-season and have had an overhaul of their squad, with seven departures and three players coming in. The midfielder Alexander Hleb, once of north London, is still playing at the age of 37.Arsenal struck 10 goals past Bate when the teams met last season but they are taking nothing for granted. “Bate are involved in European competition every year and have a lot of experience playing in Europe, so it is not going to be easy,” Cech said.Emery was also keen to point out that, even if it is snood weather, the conditions will not in any way phase Arsenal. When Chelsea visited last December Maurizio Sarri was not too impressed with the state of the pitch in the chilly Borisov Arena in Barysaw.“We played against Vorskla in Kiev when it was snowing,” Emery said. “It’s not an excuse for us, the weather or the pitch. We play 90 minutes that are the same for them and for us.”Bate Borisov (4-3-3, possible): Scherbitskiy; Ryas, Volkov, Filipenko, Filipovic; Yablonskiy, Drahun, Hleb; Stasevich, Skavysh, Mukhamedov Arsenal (4-2-3-1, possible): Cech; Maitland-Niles, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Iwobi, Lacazette, Mkhitaryan; Aubameyang Share on Twitter Read more Share on Pinterest Topics Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

ESPN Releases Its 2nd Half Prediction For Nebraska-Michigan

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-8. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Nebraska entered today’s game against Michigan as a major underdog. The Wolverines were favored by 18 points in today’s contest against the Huskers. Some thought that spread was too large and that Scott Frost’s team, if Adrian Martinez played, would be able to cover it.Those people were wrong – very, very wrong.Michigan has absolutely dominated the first half of this game, scoring at will on offense and wreaking havoc on the Huskers’ offense.Martinez has been under pressure all game – the Wolverines have too many sacks to count, basically – and the Huskers have made some bone-headed mistakes, too.It’s Michigan 39, Nebraska 0 after two quarters.Do the Huskers have any chance of doing anything in the second half? ESPN doesn’t believe so.ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Michigan a 99.9 percent chance to win this game. That’s as high as it gets at halftime.Nebraska and Michigan are playing on FOX Sports 1. The second half should begin in about 15 minutes.last_img read more

Security Minister Calls on St. Catherine Residents to Report Suspected Criminals

first_imgMinister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, is calling on residents of St. Catherine to be on the lookout for wanted persons seeking to escape police dragnets.He said with the security forces undertaking enhanced security measures in the St. Catherine North Police Division, members of the criminal network in the area and elsewhere might want to hide among law-abiding citizens, and decent people need to help in keeping the communities safe from wrongdoers.“If they see strangers moving about in their communities, seeking places to rent, get in touch with the nearest police station to treat with the information, so that the police can assist them to keep their communities safe,” the Minister said.Mr. Montague, who spoke with JIS News, today (March 23), while visiting the Headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in St. Andrew, stressed that citizens must play their part in exposing areas where weapons are hidden and persons who are transporting them away from the communities now under the State of Public Emergency.He said persons with relevant information should call 311, which is a secure medium, and provide the details to the authorities.The Minister said that with four gangsters from Montego Bay in St. James being captured in a St. Catherine community, it shows how criminals are protecting each other.“It tells you that the criminals are networking, they hide each other; and we are asking for the cooperation of business persons with the early closing hours as we move to take back public spaces and restore order,” he said.On Sunday (March 18), Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, declared a State of Public Emergency in the St. Catherine North Police Division.As at March 22, some 350 persons were taken into custody, with most of them processed.The Minister reported that a number of persons have been arrested on warrants, and more than 40 of the detainees are being held pending processing and “further investigation”.last_img read more

Federal deficit shrinks to 17B in October from 21B last year

OTTAWA — The federal government shrank its deficit for October compared with a year ago.The government is reporting a $1.7-billion deficit in October compared with a deficit of $2.1-billion in the same month a year ago.The decrease came as revenue for the month was up eight per cent or $1.6-billion, while program spending was up 6.1 % or $1.1-billion.Public debt charges were down 1.5% or about $38-million.For the first seven months of the government’s fiscal year, the deficit is $10.6-billion.That compares with a deficit of $13.9-billion at the same point last year.The Canadian Press read more

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 96.69 points to 15,081.65.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 72.73 points to 21,827.16.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 8.57 points to 2,443.94.The Nasdaq composite index was down 23.53 points to 6,273.95.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.68 cents US, up from Tuesday’s average price of 79.67 cents US.

Canada just racked up a record trade deficit as the value of

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit grew to a record $4.6 billion in December as lower crude oil prices prompted a drop in exports.The result followed a trade deficit of $2.0 billion in November.Exports were down 3.8 per cent to $46.3 billion in December. We’re getting a look at the true state of Canada’s economy — and it’s no world beater Canada’s economy practically grinds to a halt — and nobody saw it coming Stephen Poloz’s dashboard: The latest charts that matter most to the Bank of Canada Exports of energy products fell 21.7 per cent to $6.4 billion in December, the lowest level since July 2016. Excluding energy products, exports were essentially unchanged in December.Total imports rose 1.6 per cent to $50.9 billion in December.Imports of energy products rose 19.7 per cent to $3.3 billion while imports of motor vehicles and parts were up 4.0 per cent to $9.4 billion in December. read more

Being ignorant is dangerous Understanding the outrage over Justin Trudeaus blackface

Cheryl Thompson, assistant professor at Ryerson University and author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture, talks race with Vanmala SubramaniamQ: I think many people who don’t necessarily think about issues from a racialized lens, have been having trouble understanding exactly why there’s been so much sustained outrage over Justin Trudeau painting his face black, even after he apologized. Can you unpack the history behind why what he did was so offensive and hurtful?A: The minstrel show, or minstrelsy really originates in the 1830s and 1840s in the north of the U.S., we’re talking about New York, Boston, Philadelphia. It was a theatrical performance where white actors with black paint on their faces would depict the racial relations between African Americans living in the plantation south and those living in the industrialized north. So it was really commenting on the tensions at that particular time in often a demeaning and derogatory way. The depictions were negative — a black person in the south would be portrayed as lazy, for instance. You can see how those stereotypes have trickled into our culture based on the history of minstrel depictions of black folk.Q: I’ve been trying to understand why some people find wearing black or brown face, and even donning ethnic garbs so entertaining.A: The more you are removed from a group of people, the more you don’t know them and you only know their caricature. Minstrel shows were started by white men of status, sons of fairly wealthy people in the north of the U.S. They didn’t know many black people but for traveling south on the train and witnessing certain kinds of behaviours and thinking, “Hey that’s how they act.” That’s why it is funny, because it corresponds to all the things they have seen.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below. Opinion: On multiple occasions, Trudeau felt it was comical to imitate people of colour. That’s astonishing NP View: Trudeau’s racist acts mean Liberals must decide what they stand for Trudeau addresses blackface scandal again, says he ‘hurt people who thought I was an ally’ Q: But right now though, where is that comedic element from?A: Look, the buffoon acting black male on a TV show, if you’re not surrounded by black people, if you didn’t have them in your community you will have no way of knowing that that is actually a caricature, that we don’t act that way. You are then going to take what you know of racialized people from film and media as a representation of what they actually are. That’s why, in my estimate, this fascination with portraying people of colour in costume is about distance from the community. You generally do not see working class white people who live amongst black people doing these things.Q: I want to discuss white privilege because its a term that’s unfortunately become very controversial and loaded. First of all, for those who don’t quite understand the term: what is white privilege?A: That’s a hard question. But there are a few kinds of it. The first most obvious kind is being raised with societal privileges that benefit white people over non-whites. So perhaps you have expectations that you deserve something because you’ve known what it is like to not instantly get it. A more subtle form is being able to play ignorance to things and expecting people to not judge you. Having the privilege to not know something. I mean, we talk about this example a lot but mass shootings in the U.S. are committed predominantly by white males. But there’s never a crisis in white masculinity because of that. Whereas if a black males shoots up a place, there is an immediate hysteria of “what is going on with black people”. That’s a privilege we are not afforded.Micro-aggressions are just as damaging as someone beating you upQ: How do you approach this tension between white people from low-income families, having experienced systemic inequities themselves feeling slighted from being called “privileged”?A: I’m not denying your truth. But one of the privileges of being white, regardless of class, is that you can always identify as an individual, you never have to claim to be part of a group. I can’t show up at work and say, “I’m Cheryl, just call me Cheryl.” It would be… but you’re black. There would be a reminder. Whereas white people can show up and just be, say “Joanne.” Just an individual.Q: Some people of colour I know are really not offended by what Trudeau did. They get that it was probably a dumb thing to do, but they’re moving on. What do you make of that?A: Yes that is very common and unsurprising. I’m not speaking for all people of colour but it is common because you can accept your subordination and accept that this is part of life. What I mean is, on an emotional level perhaps, they haven’t gotten to a point where they pay attention to affliction. The focus is on nobody physically targeting me. But micro-aggressions are just as damaging as someone beating you up and calling you a racial epithet. That’s where people’s awareness needs to get better. Words matter.Q: I’ve had people tell me, “Look, I forgive Trudeau, he was just ignorant.” How would you respond to this sentiment around ignorance being an excuse of sorts for racism?A: Being ignorant is a serious thing. When a person or a population is ignorant, it leads to mass genocides. I’m not sure why that term is perceived as neutral. Being ignorant is dangerous. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 21, 2012 5:47 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,385.70 down 3.01 points):Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Unchanged at $2.15 on 25,780,968 shares.Research in Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Down $3.09, or 22.15 per cent, at $10.86 on 16,010,143 shares. Shares plunged more than 20 per cent Friday as analysts raised concerns about less revenue from the lucrative service fees charged by the company to use its secure network.Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG). Miner. Down two cents, or 2.74 per cent, at 71 cents on 14,748,084 shares.Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Down five cents, or 2.17 per cent, at $2.25 on 9,034,672 shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation. Up four cents, or 1.09 per cent, at $3.72 on 7,817,090 shares.Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML). Miner. Down four cents, or 3.17 per cent, at $1.22 on 7,659,052 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,177.71 down 2.79 points):Sagres Energy Inc. (TSXV:SGI). Oil and gas. Down half a cent, or 33.33 per cent, at one cent on 5,748,569 shares.Benton Capital Corp. (TSXV:BTC). Miner. Down two cents, or 23.53 per cent, at 6.5 cents on 4,251,500 shares.Companies reporting major news:Cogeco Cable (TSX:CCA). Down $2.19, or 5.25 per cent, at $38.78 on 569,885 shares. It announced plans Friday for its second major acquisition since the summer, a friendly $526-million deal to buy Canadian Internet infrastructure provider Peer 1 Network Enterprises (TSX:PIX) (up 88 cents, or 29.83 per cent, at $3.83 on 3,976,250 shares).The Montreal-based cable company is offering $3.85 in cash per share — 90 cents per share above Peer 1’s closing price of $2.95 Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and a 32 per cent premium on the average share price over 20 days.Wireless Matrix Corp. (TSX:WRX). Up 19 cents, or 54.29 per cent, at 54 cents on 4,944,600 shares. Shares are up more than 50 per cent a day after announcing it has reached a deal to sell its assets to another U.S.-based company for US$53 million in cash.Wireless Matrix, a software and wireless data solutions company headquartered in Hendon, Va, said it has agreed to sell all of the shares of Wireless Matrix USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary registered in Delaware to California-based CalAmp Corp. read more

Ban warns against escalation of crisis in Ukraine saying small sparks could

“What started as a crisis in Ukraine, is now also a crisis over Ukraine. From the beginning, my objective has been to seek a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the crisis, in keeping with the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter,” Mr. Ban told reporters following his briefing to the Security Council on his recent travels. The UN chief, on the road since 20 March, paid official visits to the capitals of both Ukraine and Russia, and also attended Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands, and visited Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the Ukraine crisis, Mr. Ban said he had “strongly urged the Russian and Ukrainian leaders to de-escalate the situation, avoid hasty actions and immediately engage in direct and constructive dialogue to resolve all the problems.” Answering a reporter’s question on Russia’s intent to send troops into southern and eastern Ukraine, the Secretary-General said President Vladimir Putin assured him that he had no such intention. “I have been really trying to urge both parties to de-escalate the situation. Emotions were running high, as you will agree, and tensions have been very highly charged. Therefore, my immediate priority was to urge…the leaders of both [countries] to engage in direct dialogue,” said Mr. Ban. “Now is the time for dialogue and peace,” he stated, adding that the UN will continue its efforts to find a solution to the Crimean crisis through diplomacy and the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, which has been on the ground in the region for nearly two weeks. Mr. Ban expressed concern over the divisions that this crisis in creating among the international community, fearing it could “harm our ability to address other pressing concerns, conflicts and humanitarian emergencies.” Citing Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic as some of the most important issues in need of resolution, the UN chief said: “I have also urged Members of the Security Council to address these issues as soon as possible, because there are so many, much more longer-term issues like the Millennium Development Goals, sustainable development and climate change.” Regarding his visit to Greenland, the Secretary-General said: “I was able to see for myself again the impact of climate change phenomenon. The icebergs and glaciers are melting rapidly. Having personally been to Antarctica, the North Pole, and Iceland, Mr. Ban noted that Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord “is the fastest moving glacier in the world,” and, while he admires the people of Greenland’s ability to live harmoniously with nature, the effects of global warming – melting glaciers, extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels – are starting to “seriously threaten” their livelihoods. Mr. Ban called on all world leaders to come to his 23 September climate change summit with “strong political will.” As for the Nuclear Security Summit, the Secretary-General said that he had joined other world leaders in The Hague in highlighting the need for vigilance regarding the risk of nuclear terrorism. “International cooperation will be crucial not only in avoiding the proliferation of nuclear materials, but also in advancing nuclear disarmament – the best guarantee against this threat,” he declared. read more

Conflict prevention efforts more effective and sustainable when women participate – Security

Adopting a Presidential Statement during a formal meeting this morning, the 15-nation body welcomed the adoption of regional frameworks to implement resolution 1325 (2000) on ‘women, peace and security,’ including the African Union’s Gender, Peace and Security Programme 2015-2020. It also welcomed the efforts of Member States in developing national action plans.The Council also emphasized the importance of undertaking a comprehensive approach, and reaffirmed the substantial link between women’s meaningful involvement in efforts to prevent, resolve and rebuild from conflict and the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of those efforts.It also reiterated its call to increase the equal participation, representation and full involvement of women in preventive diplomacy and all related decision-making processes.By the text, the Council acknowledged the positive impact that the economic empowerment of women could have on their full participation in political decision-making and peace and security efforts, and called upon Member States to provide better occupational skills training and greater funding for entrepreneurships for African women.It encouraged Member States to increase their funding on women, peace and security, particularly for conflict and post-conflict situations, and to provide further support to civil society. read more

Oikya Front vows to hold its Sylhet rally 24 Oct

first_imgGano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu briefs newsmen after a meeting of Jatiya Oikya Front in Dhanmondi on Friday. Photo: Ashraful AlamNewly forged Jatiya Oikya Front in a meeting on Friday vowed to hold its rally in Sylhet on 24 October if the permission was denied again.“The meeting decided that the Oikya Front leaders will go to Sylhet on 24 October even if they are not allowed to hold their rally,” UNB quoted Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu as saying.He briefed newsmen after a meeting of senior leaders of the new alliance. The meeting that began around 4pm at Oikya Front and Nagorik Oikya leader Mobarak Hossain’s Dhanmondi residence continued for nearly three hours.He said they hope the government will give them permission within a day or two to hold the public rally.”We’d sought permission for holding our rally in Sylhet on 23 October, but the government didn’t permit us. We’ve now decided to hold the programme on 24 October,” Montu pointed out.He said senior Oikya Front leaders will offer fateha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Shah Paran (R) and at the grave of General MAG Osmani, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces during the War of Liberation, in Sylhet on 24 October, and then hold the public rally in the city.Oikya Front leaders will go to Chattogram on 27 October and hold a rally there the same day, Montu said adding they have already sought permission from the authorities concerned to hold the rally in Chattogram city.Before going to Chattogram, he said, they will exchange views with different professionals in the capital on 26 October.The Oikya Front leader said the meeting also formed a coordination committee and a steering one of the alliance.Two leaders of each Oikya Front components are kept there in the coordination committee while the steering one was formed with the top most leaders of all parties, Montu added.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Moudud Ahmed, JSD vice-president Tania Rob, general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gano Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury, Zafrullah Chowdhury and former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed were present at the meeting.On 13 October, BNP together with Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party administration.last_img read more

Snap CFO Drew Vollero Is Out Replaced by Amazon Exec Tim Stone

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Vollero had been hired by Snap in 2015, with the goals of growing the company’s revenue and preparing it for an IPO. Before joining the Snapchat maker, Vollero had been working for 15 years in finance roles at Mattel.The replacement of Vollero with Stone comes after Snap had been struggling for months with lower-than-expected user growth numbers and a declining share price. These problems also manifested themselves in the company’s most recent Q1 2018 earnings report, which showed anemic user growth, to the tune of 4 million for the quarter.Following those results, Snap’s stock cratered 17%. At the close of the markets, Snap shares traded for $10.74 on Monday, down more than 50% from a 12-month high a year ago.Monday’s news was greeted with muted optimism by investors, who sent the stock up just 1% in after-hours trading.Some of their hesitation may be explained by the fact that much of Snap’s problems seem to be structural and product-related. The company rolled out an ambitious redesign earlier this year that was supposed to make the service more accessible to new users, but ended up causing an uproar with Snap’s existing user base.All the while, Facebook has been rapidly growing Instagram, a key competitor to Snapchat. Instagram reached 500 million daily active users last summer, while Snapchat has been stuck below 200 million daily active users.CNBC was first to report the news of Vollero’s replacement Monday.center_img Snap is swapping out its CFO: The corporate owner of Snapchat is replacing its current CFO Drew Vollero with Tim Stone, a longtime Amazon executive.The company announced the news in a regulatory filing Monday, stating that it had come to an agreement with Vollero on Friday and that he would continue to serve until May 15.“I am deeply grateful for Drew and his many contributions to the growth of Snap,” Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in a statement relayed in the filing. “He has done an amazing job as Snap’s first CFO, building a strong team and helping to guide us through our transition to becoming a public company. The discipline that he has brought to our business will serve us well into the future. We wish Drew continued success and all the best.”On May 16, Stone will take over as the new CFO of the company. Stone had been working in various roles at Amazon since 1998. He most recently served as the company’s VP of finance, and before that had served as the company’s VP of physical stores.last_img read more

Paleoecologists suggest mass extinction due to huge methane release

first_img Global warming led to atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and permian extinction © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Micha Ruhl and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen’s Nordic Center for Earth Evolution have published a paper in Science where they contend that the mass extinction that occurred at the end of the Triassic period, was due to a “sudden” increase in the amount of methane in the atmosphere due to the effects of global warning that resulted from the spewing of carbon dioxide from volcanoes. Citation: Paleoecologists suggest mass extinction due to huge methane release (2011, July 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-paleoecologists-mass-extinction-due-huge.html More information: Atmospheric Carbon Injection Linked to End-Triassic Mass Extinction, Science 22 July 2011: Vol. 333 no. 6041 pp. 430-434 DOI:10.1126/science.1204255ABSTRACTThe end-Triassic mass extinction (~201.4 million years ago), marked by terrestrial ecosystem turnover and up to ~50% loss in marine biodiversity, has been attributed to intensified volcanic activity during the break-up of Pangaea. Here, we present compound-specific carbon-isotope data of long-chain n-alkanes derived from waxes of land plants, showing a ~8.5 per mil negative excursion, coincident with the extinction interval. These data indicate strong carbon-13 depletion of the end-Triassic atmosphere, within only 10,000 to 20,000 years. The magnitude and rate of this carbon-cycle disruption can be explained by the injection of at least ~12 × 103 gigatons of isotopically depleted carbon as methane into the atmosphere. Concurrent vegetation changes reflect strong warming and an enhanced hydrological cycle. Hence, end-Triassic events are robustly linked to methane-derived massive carbon release and associated climate change. Prior to this research, most scientists have believed that the sudden extinction of nearly half of all life forms on the planet was due solely to the emissions from volcanic eruptions that were occurring in what was to become the Atlantic Ocean. Ruhl et al contend that instead, what happened, was that the small amount of atmospheric heating that occurred due to the exhaust from the volcanoes, caused the oceans to warm as well, leading to the melting of ice crystals at the bottom of the sea that were holding on to methane created by the millions of years of decomposing sea life. When the ice crystals melted, methane was released, which in turn caused the planet to warm even more, which led to more methane release in a chain reaction, that Ruhl says, was the real reason for the mass extinction that led to the next phase in world history, the rise of dinosaurs. Ruhl and his team base their assertions on studies they’ve made of the isotopes of carbon in plants (found in what is now the Austrian Alps) that existed during the period before the mass extinction. In so doing they found two different types of carbons and the molecules that were produced during that time frame. After extensive calculations, Ruhl and his team came to the conclusion that some 12,000 gigatons of methane would have had to have been pumped into the atmosphere to account for the differences in the isotopes; something the team believes could only have happened if the methane were to come from the sea floor.This new research, though dire sounding, may or may not have implications for modern Earth. While it is true that humans have pumped significant amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, amounts that are approaching what Ruhl and his team say led to the earlier methane release, it doesn’t necessarily mean we are on the same path, because as Ruhl points out, things are much different today, the very structure of the planet has changed so much that it would be impossible to transfer what might have been learned about events in Earth’s history 200 million years ago, to what is going on today. This wide angle view of the Earth is centered on the Atlantic Ocean between South America and Africa. 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

Jerry Jones needs to stop treating Tony Romo like a friend and

first_imgJerry Jones has always been known as a “player’s owner” since taking over the Cowboys. His door is always open for his players for anything, and he is always there for his guys, present, past, or retired. Jones recently made a comment that he wanted to do whatever he can to make Tony Romo feel like a part of the team’s potential championship run, presumably by playing him at some point.Colin thinks Jones shouldn’t be making any decisions based on Romo’s feelings, or their friendship, he should only be concerned with making moves in the interest of winning football games and the Super Bowl. Jerry didn’t get to where he is because he’s great at being a friend, he got there by being a good businessman. He should stick to what he does best, business.“Tony had his run. Tony got hurt. Dak came in. Dak is great. Get back to football, and get back to business, because that’s what Jerry Jones is unbelievable at.”Colin has been vocal of his distrust of the media. They hyperbolize everything for ratings and clicks whether it’s the presidential election or sports. They’re more interested in building a narrative than honestly assessing the situation. A perfect example of this is the narrative that Thursday Night Football games are unwatchable, terrible football.It’s a nice soundbite, unfortunately, it’s not true. The reality, based on statistics, is that quarterbacks have a higher completion percentage and passer rating in Thursday night games, there are fewer penalties, and typically they’re divisional games, which are more interesting. These are all key components to what most consider “a good watch.” This week the Raiders are playing the Chiefs in a game that could decide the AFC West, and have implications for home-field advantage in the playoffs. Colin can’t wait to watch it with some nachos.“We are overly criticizing, from Y2k, Rio Olympics. Over-dramatizing. This Thursday night game is gonna be a really good football game. It’s gonna have playoff implications, and you’re gonna have two really good quarterbacks.”The Red Sox traded for White Sox ace Chris Sale. Yankees GM Brian Cashman lamented that the Red Sox overloaded starting rotation with Sale makes them the Golden State Warriors of baseball. While Cashman isn’t thrilled about the trade, Colin couldn’t be happier.Sale is one of the top starters in the AL, and it’s a win for baseball that he’s heading to the Red Sox and Boston’s major media market. Colin has always said that the biggest sports brands should have the biggest stars, and that’s exactly what this move does. The Red Sox gave up top prospects to make the trade, but prospects rarely pan out, and Colin is always in favor of unloading prospects to get stars in their prime, especially dominant starting pitchers like Sale.“This is a big win for the Red Sox. Don’t worry about minor league prospects. You have the best pitching staff in baseball.”Guests:Peter Schrager – Fox Sports NFL Insider joins the show to discuss the inside story behind Cam Newton’s benching, what it means going forward for Ron Rivera and the Panthers, if Jeff Fisher could still be fired despite signing a contract extension, if there’s concern that Carson Wentz is regressing, if Doug Pederson could be on the hot seat in Philly, and why the Cowboys shouldn’t sit Dak down the stretch.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to defend Russell Westbrook against Colin’s relentless criticism, explain why playmakers make turnovers, and why Colin’s theory that there is an NBA Illuminati made up of agents and shoe companies that control NBA player movement is ridiculous.Eric Mangini – Former NFL head coach is in-studio to discuss how he interpreted Jerry Jones’ Tony Romo comments differently than Colin, and breaks down dome film to explain to Colin why he’s wrong about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a new segment called Why it Works.John Middlekauff –  Former NFL scout and Bay Area radio host joins the show to talk about his time with Derek Carr at Fresno State, what characteristics he saw then that showed him he was special, why Chip Kelly will never tank a season, and why Kelly’s lack of willingness to adapt his offense is killing his NFL coaching career.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Technology | December 19, 2014 Rayence Previews Universal Digital Radiography System at RSNA Compact U-arm design ideal for settings with height restrictions Related Content Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more center_img Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Image courtesy of RayenceDecember 19, 2014 — Attendees at RSNA 2014 had the opportunity to see Rayence’s new universal digital radiography system, the RU-3000. The RU-3000 is the first U-arm system to be marketed by Rayence in the United States. Its small footprint and compact design allows for easy installation, and its dual telescoping arm movement permits installation in settings with ceiling heights of just 8 feet.The Rayence RU-3000 has fully motorized movements for SID, arm rotation, height and detector angle, which can be automatically programmed to user-specific radiographic positions by either the intuitive touch-screen located on the tube head or by a hand held remote control. The system comes with a high quality Rayence 17×17 inch cesium detector which is coupled with Rayence’s XmaruView workstation and newly enhanced software. Complemented by a durable Bucky design with an easily removable grid, patient safety anti-collision sensors and an available mobile table, the RU-3000 is well-suited for all imaging environments, especially orthopedics, imaging centers and urgent care.The Rayence RU-3000 digital radiography system is undergoing submittal for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K Clearance and is expected to be available for sale by mid-2015.For more information: www.rayenceusa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more last_img read more

Plane from Chinas Joyair swerves off runway injuring 5

first_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories BEIJING (AP) — A plane operated by Chinese domestic carrier Joyair veered off a runway upon landing in the southeastern city of Fuzhou on Sunday, and five people suffered minor injuries, the airline said.Joyair said it was investigating the cause of the accident and apologized to the 45 passengers and seven crew members on board, according to a statement posted on its website.The plane that swerved off the runway was the Modern Ark 60, a turboprop made by China’s state-owned Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corp. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   center_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Photos posted on China’s social media showed the aircraft resting on the grass with its left wing clipped and smoke coming out of the fuselage.There have been at least four incidents since 2013 in which the same model aircraft had landing issues, including overrunning an airstrip, landing hard and a mechanical failure on the landing gear.The Sunday flight took off from the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu. Joyair generally serves smaller Chinese cities.The hotline for Fuzhou Changle International Airport said the airfield was temporarily closed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more