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WATCH: Kobe Bryant’s 11-year-old daughter shows off basketball prowess

first_imgA follow-up video showed Kobe’s “mambacita” hitting another shot from deep, followed by a strong drive to basket over her legendary father. EAC, Letran triumph Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Fans may no longer see Kobe Bryant suit up in the hardwood, but it looks like he has found a worthy successor—his 11-year-old daughter, Gianna.After admitting that the WNBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx has got them all hyped up, the father-daughter duo went on to work and put on shots of their own.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Bryant posted a couple of videos of their 1-on-1 workout on his personal Instagram account, which has accumulated a combined 3 million views as of this writing.“@wnba finals rematch got us hype! A lil one on one with my baby,” Bryant captioned the first video, which showed Gianna clearing some space and draining a jump shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentscenter_img ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans In a previous interview with Andrew McNicol of the South China Media Post, Bryant shared an adorable story of how Gianna was irked by fans who kept calling him the “G.O.A.T.”“It’s me, my wife [Vanessa], my eldest daughter Natalia and our middle child Gianna,” he shared. “And fans throughout the park keep walking by me saying ‘you’re the GOAT, you’re the GOAT!’“Finally, Gianna turns to one of them and shouts ‘how rude.’ I asked her what was wrong, and she says, ‘they keep calling you a goat, that is so rude!’Kobe clarified that it meant “The Greatest Of All Time” and Gianna went on to thank the fan.Shortly after his retirement in 2016, Bryant shared that he was looking forward to spending more time with his wife and three daughters.By the looks of it, he is certainly cherishing every moment. /raRELATED STORY:WATCH: Kobe’s 11-year-old daughter drains jumpshot a la ‘Black Mamba’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

England beat Sri Lanka via DLS in rain-marred 4th ODI to take unassailable 3-0 lead

first_imgRain played spoilsport yet again in the fourth one-day international on Saturday, as England defeated Sri Lanka by 18 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Chasing a target of 274 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, England were comfortably placed at 132 for two after 27 overs when rain forced the players off.No further play was possible in the penultimate match of the series and England were 18 runs ahead at that stage under the scoring method governing such rain-shortened fixtures.England’s Test captain Joe Root was unbeaten on 32 at the crease with his ODI counterpart Eoin Morgan 31 not out, the duo adding a crucial 56 for the unbroken third-wicket partnership to keep their team ahead of the run rate.Sri Lanka had a chance to break the stand when Root was caught at short fine leg off spinner Dhananjaya de Silva but the delivery was called illegal by the umpire as the hosts had more fielders outside the 30-yard circle than permitted.Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya dismissed opener Jason Roy for an attacking 45 off 49 deliveries and Alex Hales for 12 but the hosts made no further inroads.We win the series!Scorecard: Cricket (@englandcricket) October 20, 2018Earlier, half-centuries from opener Niroshan Dickwella and middle-order batsman Dasun Shanaka and some useful contributions from the lower order helped Sri Lanka to 273-7 after being put in to bat.Dickwella hit a 70-ball 52 and with captain Dinesh Chandimal laid the foundation for Sri Lanka’s innings with a second-wicket partnership of 70 runs.advertisementBut the hosts slipped against the off-spin of Moeen Ali and leg spinner Adil Rashid, losing three wickets for 13 runs to be reduced to 102-4.Shanaka then launched Sri Lanka’s counter-attack, taking the aerial route to hit the spinners for sixes and fours. He added 52 for the fifth wicket with Dhananjaya de Silva to start Sri Lanka’s recovery.The 27-year-old hit five sixes and four boundaries in his run-a-ball innings before getting run out.All-rounder Thisara Perera made 44 off 41 balls as he and Shanaka added 58 for the sixth wicket. He then shared 56 runs with Akila Dananjaya who made 32 not out off 26 balls.The fifth and final one-dayer will be played in Colombo on Tuesday.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Argyle et Yarmouth reçoivent du financement pour une installation de traitement du

first_imgLes Municipalités de Yarmouth et Argyle et la Ville de Yarmouth seront bientôt en mesure de traiter le sol contaminé afin de le réutiliser. Un financement fédéral, provincial et municipal de 546 000 $ a été annoncé, aujourd’hui 20 février, pour la construction d’une installation de traitement du sol contaminé dans le parc régional de déchets solides à South Ohio. Le financement, offert dans le cadre du volet Collectivités du Fonds Chantiers Canada, a été annoncé par Richard Hurlburt, ministre de Services Nouvelle-Écosse et Relations avec les municipalités, et le député Greg Kerr. « Cet investissement est une partie importante des efforts du gouvernement provincial visant à aider les communautés et l’économie, » a dit M. Hurlburt. « Ce projet est l’un des nombreux investissements à venir qui permettront d’améliorer notre infrastructure, de stimuler notre économie et, surtout, de créer des emplois. Il s’agit de l’un des plus importants projets d’infrastructure de l’histoire de notre province. » « Par l’entremise de tels projets, le gouvernement du Canada démontre son engagement envers l’établissement de communautés robustes, dynamiques et concurrentielle tout en assurant la protection de l’environnement, » a dit M. Kerr. Dans le cadre du volet Collectivités du Fonds Chantiers Canada, les gouvernements fédéral, provincial et municipaux prévoient investir 111 millions de dollars dans des projets d’infrastructure mis en œuvre dans les plus petites communautés de la Nouvelle-Écosse d’ici 2014. « Cet investissement permet aux communautés d’aller de l’avant avec des projets d’infrastructure importants, » a dit Lloyd Hines, président de l’Association des municipalités de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Nous devons continuer de travailler avec nos partenaires fédéraux et provinciaux afin de trouver des solutions à long terme pour nos besoins en matière d’infrastructure. » Pour plus d’information, composez le 424-5200 à Halifax ou le numéro sans frais 1-800-670-4357.last_img read more

When everybody leaves Counselling key to help Humboldt move on after bus

first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – Mary-Jane Wilkinson is worried about what will happen to families and a community grieving the dead and the injured in a tragic hockey bus crash earlier this month in Saskatchewan.Funerals have been held and residents of Humboldt where the junior league Broncos are based face the return to their daily routines.Wilkinson, the manager of the Canalta Hotel, experienced grief herself when she lost her husband at a young age. She was left to raise her son Richard by herself.Dealing with life after a tragedy can be the worst part following a loss, she said.“When everybody leaves, which eventually everybody does, then you’re starting your new normal and it’s very tough. The community is going to really have to keep working to make sure the people heal … with the support from the community,” said Wilkinson.“Once everybody goes away, they’re actually dealing with it for the first time alone, and I know what that feels like.”The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game in Nipawin, Sask., on April 6 when their bus and a semi-trailer collided at a rural intersection. Sixteen people, including 10 players, died and 13 were injured. The driver of the truck wasn’t hurt.The deputy reeve of the Rural Municipality of Connaught where the crash occurred said the immediate aftermath has been hard for many people.“One of our councillors that sits at this table with us was one of the first on scene. He’s struggling,” said Ian Boxall. “The biggest thing right now (is) making sure that these people have what they need to get through this.”Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy was part of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos crash in which four of his Western Hockey League teammates died.“There’s the shock, and then there’s the grief, and then … part of healing with anything is acceptance,” said Kennedy.“We’ve got to find ways to manage those negative thoughts, or those images … or the guilt. We know a lot of guilt comes with people who have come through these types of tragedies.”The Psychology Association of Saskatchewan is urging people to reach out for help. Dr. Regan Hart, with the association, said the first thought is with the friends and family of the victims. But she said a tragedy like this is far-reaching.“It could be quite wide-ranging in that sense because a lot of these kids were quite active members of their school groups and their communities,” she said.“When it’s someone you know in such a tragic kind of accident, I think it kind of hits close to home for a lot of people especially in a small province and smaller communities that we have here in Saskatchewan.”The association compiled a list of mental-health resources for the general public:— By Bill Graveland in Calgary. Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

26 ISIS Militants Neutralized in Northern Syria Turkish Military

Rabat – At least 26 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants were killed, wounded or captured in northern Syria over the 24 hours up to the morning of Feb. 14, the Turkish military said.The Euphrates Shield operation, in which Turkish forces are backing Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, is currently trying to take the town of al-Bab, 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of the Turkish border.A statement from the General Staff said 135 ISIL targets – including shelters, headquarters, defensive positions and vehicles – were hit by the FSA and the Turkish army. The Turkish Air Force destroyed 42 buildings used by the jihadist group and a vehicle carrying a bomb, the statement added.The operation was launched in August 2016 to clear the northern Syrian border region of groups that Turkey considers a threat, including ISIL and the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). read more

The Best Mens College Basketball Teams Just Arent Very Good This Year

If Michigan State were as strong as the average top-rated team, it would win this year’s tournament a shade less than 17 percent of the time, instead of little more than 10 percent. The same goes for Villanova, a likely No. 1 seed currently ranked second by Pomeroy; instead of being expected to win nearly 18 percent of the time, the Wildcats’ low rating limits them to odds below 12 percent. In fact, the collective tournament win probability for Pomeroy’s top 3 teams is about 14 percentage points lower than it would be in a typical season, simply because 2016 has so much parity — the best teams aren’t as good as top teams normally are.Because the NCAA Tournament is a zero-sum game, the rest of the field gains from this lack of top-heaviness. Although pretty much every team ranked No. 4 to No. 25 by Pomeroy benefits some (teams ranked below that don’t really have much of a chance either way), the biggest beneficiaries are positioned in the back half of the top 10 and into the teens: All of this means more teams will have more of a chance this year than in just about any other season in memory. Get ready for one Mad March. March Madness is always rough on favorites. In your typical men’s college basketball season, the statistical favorite goes into the NCAA tourney with only about a 20 percent to 25 percent probability of winning the championship. In other words, even the “best” team is three or four times more likely to lose early than it is to win it all. We can be vaguely confident that one of the top handful of teams will emerge from March’s wreckage unscathed, but that’s about it. Over the past seven seasons, the eventual champ was (on average) the tourney’s seventh- or eighth-most-likely winner beforehand, according to simulations using Ken Pomeroy’s ratings.And this year has the potential for a lot more anarchy than usual. Michigan State is the consensus top team according to a variety of predictive metrics, but that’s not unanimous — there are some solid indicators pointing to Villanova, North Carolina and surging Kansas as well.1The Jayhawks rank first in Jeff Sagarin’s ranking of recent team performance. And if the Spartans truly are the best, they’re one of the weakest top-ranked squads in recent memory. Since Pomeroy began tracking team ratings in the 2001-02 season, only one No. 1 team — the 2005-06 Duke Blue Devils — owned a lower pre-tournament power rating than Michigan State has now. Plus, Sparty might not even earn a No. 1 seed; only 11 of the 77 bracket prognosticators aggregated by Bracket Matrix see the team headlining a region in the NCAA Tournament.This isn’t meant to pick on the Spartans (sorry, Nate!), but it does illustrate that if even the nation’s strongest team has a number of factors limiting its championship odds, it’s going to be an unusually wide-open year for the tournament.To see exactly how much this year figures to depart from the norm, I plugged Pomeroy’s ratings into ESPN’s latest Bracketology projection, calculating each team’s odds of winning the tournament if Selection Sunday goes as Joe Lunardi predicts. Virginia checked in first with a 12 percent probability of winning — significantly lower than the 20 percent to 25 percent chance held by the typical pre-tourney favorite — followed by Villanova at 11.7 percent and Michigan State at 10.4 percent. I then re-simulated the bracket after assigning each team the typical strength connoted by its Pomeroy ranking — i.e., how much better would the top teams’ odds be if they were as strong as in an ordinary season? read more

Girl with peanut allergy who died following Indian takeaway was unlawfully killed

The takeaway where the food was ordered from The online menu did not include a list of ingredients for the order placed, and simply bore the rider “Think Allergy” and “please ask any member of staff”, the court heard. The takeaway where the food was ordered fromCredit:Chris Neill/Maverick Photography A 15-year-old allergy sufferer was unlawfully killed when she unknowingly ate a takeaway meal containing peanuts, a court heard yesterday.Megan Lee, who was diagnosed with a peanut allergy aged eight, endured an asthma attack a few hours after she and a friend ordered food online from the Royal Spice Takeaway in her home town of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, via the Just Eat website.Her friend wrote “prawns, nuts” in the comments and notes section of the online order form for food which did not ordinarily contain either ingredient, Manchester Crown Court was told.Peter Wright QC, prosecuting, explained that a copy of the order form submitted by Megan’s friend was subsequently printed off at the Royal Spice and food was prepared on site before despatch.Mr Wright told jurors: “The entry could have been more specific you may feel but we say the import of the entry was obvious in ordering dishes that did not ordinarily contain either such ingredients and was designed to alert the staff at the takeaway to the risk such foodstuffs pose to a potential customer.” After eating the meal, Megan’s breathing and heart stopped after paramedics tried in vain to revive her, and she was pronounced dead at hospital on the morning of January 1 when her life support was switched off, said the prosecutor.Peanuts were found to be present in the Peshwari naan, the onion bhaji and the seekh kebab, all of which the girls ordered, inspectors later found.The takeway’s owner, Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and manager Harun Rashid deny manslaughter.Kuddus has pleaded guilty to a count of failing to discharge a general duty of employers, and another count of failing to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures in contravention of European Union food safety regulations.He also entered guilty pleas to the same offences on behalf of Royal Spice Takeaway Limited, trading as Royal Spice Takeaway.Fellow Bangladeshi national Rashid, of Haslingden, who delivered the meal, pleaded not guilty to those charges.The trial continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Ironic that last patient to leave Mount Carmel could be a public

first_imgSIPTU IS SET to meet with the liquidators of private hospital Mount Carmel again tomorrow – and said that it appears the last patient out of the hospital could be a public patient.A spokesperson from SIPTU told that they met with the liquidators today. The union is concerned that staff could have to wait months for their statutory entitlements.He said that the liquidators are mapping out what is envisioned in relation to provision of service during the orderly wind down of the hospital.In a normal liquidation setting, the liquidators would seize the property and people would be made redundant, but in this situation, it must be wound down.The last elective surgery took place on Saturday and it is envisaged those patients are going to be discharged by this Friday at the latest. The union was also told that the last obstetric delivery births will be this Friday and that antenatal care will continue in the hospital up to 7, 8 or 9 February.There will also be an obstetric consultant on site to provide services if needed during that time frame.The liquidators are said to be seeking medical advice on what is required of them to ensure this is all done while recognising patient safety issues.Pay concerns SIPTU has been told that liquidators intend on paying salaries up until the end of this month, and believes that some staff may be required after this week but not many staff. There are 328 staff members at the hospital.SIPTU has asked the liquidators to make efforts to ensure no stone is left unturned in trying to gain interest in the hospital from buyers. It believes that two bids have been made for the site but turned down by NAMA.The union believes that due to the schedule laid out for the wind-down of the hospital, the last patients to leave the hospital could be the patients that were from the public system but being looked after by Mount Carmel.The spokesperson described this as “ironic” given that the public patients were there as there was no room for them within a public hospital.There are efforts being made to find hospitals for these remaining public patients.SIPTU  understands that the liquidators will be drawing funds for minimum notice or annual leave wages from the Central Government Fund, and due to an “extensive form-filling process”, it could take up to six months for Mount Carmel staff to be paid their statutory entitlements.A central system could be set up where the laid-off staff could look to apply for new positions in other hospitals.Address from a MinisterMinister for Justice Alan Shatter visited the site today and addressed the staff at an impromptu meeting set up by SIPTU. According to the union, he “acknowledged the difficulty the staff were in” and “also outlined the potential difficulties associated with liquidation”.The union asked for his support in ensuring staff do not have to wait months for their entitlements.It said it was “fairly clear to everyone in the room” that Shatter “understood the deep concerns of people who were there”.SIPTU believes that Mount Carmel should be sold and that it could be used as a hospital in another guise and not necessarily a maternity hospital.SIPTU is to meet with the liquidators tomorrow and anticipates it will be given a schedule of redundancies of the order staff will be leaving.Read: Sell Mount Carmel and save jobs, urges SIPTU>last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_img President Barack Obama, with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson at the annual White House turkey pardoning. Source: Manuel Balce Ceneta#JUSTICE: Thomas Lair was found guilty of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox and sentenced to whole life term.#RECOUNT?: Hillary Clinton is being urged to call for a recount in three crucial swing states because of “persuasive evidence” of possible hacking.#TRUMP’S TEAM: Regardless, Donald Trump is continuing to build his administration and will appoint South Carolina governor Nikki Haley as UN ambassador.INNOVATIONThe US Navy’s brand new $4.4 billion destroyer broke down in the Panama Canal.PARTING SHOT Mortgage deposit requirements for first-time buyers were reduced by the Central Bank.Taoiseach Enda Kenny is set to meet Pope Francis in the Vatican next week.Locals in Maynooth are rallying around in support of student Kym Owens who was attacked in the town on Sunday evening.New figures show the number of families homeless in Dublin has trebled in two years.Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he didn’t have the opportunity to raise J-1 issue with either Donald Trump or Mike Pence.The Guerin report has been removed from government websites. Alan Shatter has welcomed the move.A woman was seriously injured when she was knocked down by a truck in Dublin.Ireland has given over €20 million in aid to Syria. The State’s largest response to any humanitarian crisis.The parks service is appealing a decision to award €40,000 to a woman who fell and injured herself while hillwalking.WORLD By Rónán Duffy Nov 23rd 2016, 9:06 PM Last night, Barack Obama dished out the hightest civilian honour to 21 deserving Americans. There were tears, but no moment quite as touching as when he handed the prized medal to Ellen DeGeneres. Short URL Get our daily news round up: Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Mortgage deposit changes, Enda Kenny in the Vatican and life sentence for Jo Cox’s killer. 2 Comments 17,124 Views Share1 Tweet Email NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND A new survey found that 77% of women put more effort into their appearance around Christmas. Source: /Photocall Ireland Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 9:06 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Les macaques aussi ont des préjugés

first_imgLes macaques aussi ont des préjugés Publiée en mars dans le Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, une étude faite par des psycho-sociologues américains montre, chez le macaque, une capacité à reconnaître, sur des photos, les congénères de son propre groupe social, mais aussi une méfiance envers ceux d’autres groupes. Les Humains ne seraient donc pas les seuls à avoir ce genre de préjugés. Laurie Santos, psychologue à l’Université de Yale (États-Unis), a dirigé une étude sur des macaques Rhésus, répartis en différents groupes sociaux vivant sur une île au large de Porto-Rico, étude reposant sur deux phases successives.Première étape : soumettre à chaque individu testé des photos de macaques, appartenant soit à son groupe, soit à un autre groupe. Les sujets ont réagi en passant très peu de temps à examiner les premières – signe bien connu d’un sentiment de familiarité – et beaucoup plus de temps à scruter les secondes – signe de curiosité, de doute, voire de méfiance. Autrement dit, chaque singe reconnaît ses “proches”.Plus surprenant encore, ces animaux, qui ont coutume de passer d’un groupe à l’autre, quittant l’un pour s’intégrer à un autre, semblent pourtant savoir exactement où ils en sont, considérant comme  “extérieurs” à leur groupe des congénères qu’ils auraient considérés comme “parents” peu de temps auparavant. “Autrement dit, ces singes divisent le monde en ‘nous’ et  ‘eux’, mais ils le font d’une manière flexible, et mise à jour en temps réel”, note Neha Mahajan, membre de l’équipe.À lire aussiCette vidéo retrace l’évolution de nos ancêtres en moins de 2 minutesDeuxième étape : présenter au sujet des assortiments de photos pouvant montrer : des membres du groupe, des singes d’autres groupes, mais aussi des choses “positives” (fruits…) ou “négatives” (araignées…). Une version pour macaques du “test d’attitudes implicites” (IAT).Des résultats “remarquables”Les Rhésus ont passé très peu de temps à regarder les lots associant singes “amis” et choses “positives”, de même que les lots associant singes “étrangers” et choses “négatives” : ce qui suggère qu’ils ont traité ces deux types de stimuli comme étant similaires, “évidents”. En revanche, ils ont plus longuement examiné les associations “singes étrangers” / “choses positives” : elles ne leur semblaient pas naturelles. Comme les humains, les macaques ont donc spontanément tendance à percevoir positivement leurs proches et négativement les autres. Une caractéristique que nous partageons donc depuis 25 millions d’années, époque où vivait notre ancêtre commun.”La mauvaise nouvelle, c’est que cette tendance à ne pas aimer les individus de l’extérieur semble être plutôt ancienne, sur le plan de l’évolution, et donc, peut-être, moins simple à éliminer que nous aimerions le croire. La bonne nouvelle, cependant, c’est que même les singes semblent souples sur la question de savoir qui est considéré comme membre du groupe. Si nous, humains, pouvions apprivoiser cette flexibilité, cela pourrait nous permettre de devenir une espèce encore plus tolérante”, conclut Laurie Santos.Le 20 mars 2011 à 10:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Fire gives gorge city longterm water threat

first_imgTHE DALLES, Ore. — Residents of The Dalles have detected smoky notes in their drinking water during recent wildfires, but the water is safe, city officials said. And thanks to round-the-clock work, crews protected the city water plant from flames that turned the soil black right down to a nearby creek.But fire has created a longer-term threat to the water supply for the city of more than 14,000 at the east end of the Columbia Gorge: the potential for fall and winter rains to wash rivers of silt from the bare earth into the water headed for the treatment plant.It wouldn’t be the first time. A fire in 1967 ripped through the watershed where surface water is collected behind a dam and then treated for consumption.That was followed by heavy rains and so much ash, silt and sediment flowing into the treatment plant that it had to shut down “for an extended period of time,” said Dave Anderson, the city’s public works director.The city planted grass to stabilize the ground, Anderson told The Dalles Chronicle, but “we were still seeing water quality impacts during heavy rain events 20 years later.”last_img read more

Smartwatches will continue to dominate wearables into 2022 predicts IDC

first_img See It Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 0 $399 Apple Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) See It Sep 1 • 7 phones with the best battery life: iPhone XR, Note 10 Plus and more Apple News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? See It Smartwatches, like the Apple Watch, are expected to continue their reign in the wearables market.  Josh Miller/CNET Smartwatches will continue to lead the wearables market into 2022, according to a forecast from market researcher IDC. Global shipments of wearable devices will reach 125.3 million units this year, up 8.5 percent from 2017, and will reach 189.9 million units in 2022, IDC said Monday. Shipments of watches this year are expected to hit 72.8 million units, with about two-thirds of the total being smartwatches. They should hit 120.2 million by 2022. WatchOS, which powers the Apple Watch, will keep its spot as the top operating system in the wearables market, though its share will decline from 44.4 percent this year to 35.8 percent in 2022. Android devices will have a 22.4 percent share of the wearables market by 2022, followed by WearOS with a 19.8 percent share, according to IDC. “Smartwatch operating systems will emphasize connection, not only between users but between wearers and other smart devices and systems,” said Ramon Llamas, research director at IDC, in a press release. “Expect further developments focusing on health with the smartwatch playing a critical role in tracking your health goals and detecting potential ailments.”Smartwatches and wristbands will dominate the wearables market, according to IDC. “Earwear” — like wireless headphones and earbuds — and smart clothing will grow their market shares as well.  Wearable Tech Gadgets Tech Industry Mobile Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements See All Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app reading • Smartwatches will continue to dominate wearables into 2022, predicts IDC CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it $413 Walmart Post a comment Apple Watch Series 4 Best Buy Tags Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $349 $349 • Applelast_img read more

Qualcomm chip designed to speed up AI

first_img The promise of AI Post a comment Share your voice Tags Qualcomm Artificial intelligence (AI) Microsoft Other chipmakers aren’t standing still, though. An entire swath of the chip industry — from startups to Apple — are designing their own custom AI chip technology.Qualcomm will have to prove its worth, said Real World Technologies analyst David Kanter. “Ultimately, it depends on its price-performance and its power efficiency,” he said.Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 chip in an add-on boardQualcomm Cloud AI 100 chip sits in add-on board Qualcomm Microsoft, another AI power, has relied on a customizable and fast type of processor called a field programmable gate array (FPGA) for its data centers to improve its Bing search and other AI-infused services. In Kressin’s mind, though, AI has matured enough to outgrow that phase and thus justifies AI-specific chips.”It’s settled down to the point where the market is growing exponentially,” he said. “For us, it’s a multibillion-dollar market in the next couple years.”Prototype chips should be available in the second half of the year, with final versions shipping in 2020, he said. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC) will build the processor. Qualcomm is one of the world’s biggest makers of mobile chips.  Stephen Shankland/CNET Qualcomm, best known for mobile phone chips, plans to build AI chips that run in data centers packed with thousands of powerful servers.Artificial intelligence — or neural network tech based loosely on human brains — is revolutionizing computing with the abilities like distinguishing what’s in a photo or understanding human speech. Lots of AI runs on your phone or laptop, but much of the magic happens in data centers. That’s why Google, one of the biggest AI powers, designs its own AI chips.Qualcomm’s upcoming Cloud AI 100 chip will bring the company’s mobile ethos to data centers. There, servers plugged into electrical power don’t have to worry about drained batteries. Power is still a major limit, though, in terms of supplying enough and carrying away the waste heat that can make computers fail. “We think in terms of performance per watt. We’ll be in a very strong position in the cloud for AI,” said Keith Kressin, a Qualcomm senior vice president. As for raw performance, Qualcomm’s Cloud AI 100 chip should be 10 times faster than today’s technology, he said.If the company delivers the goods as scheduled in 2020, you should expect AI tasks to become more common, faster, and more sophisticated — whether that’s facial recognition, fraud detection, translation, medical scan analysis or any of the other uses of neural network tech. 5:27 0 Computers Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Spending bill includes rider on GMO salmon labeling

first_imgA bill poised to pass the U.S. Congress would require the FDA to produce labeling guidelines before it allows the sale of genetically engineered salmon. That’s one policy rider Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she fought for that’s included in the package of year-end spending and tax bills.Photo: AquaBounty TechnologiesDownload AudioThe FDA has already approved a genetically altered salmon for human consumption, without a labeling requirement. Murkowski, in a written statement, says the measure would also require the FDA to adopt a program to inform consumers whether a salmon on the market is genetically engineered.Murkowski says a separate provision in the bill would prohibit the marketing of fish from foreign waters as “Alaska pollock.”An unrelated measure to end the crude oil export ban is included in the bill. It wouldn’t directly affect North Slope oil, since it was already exempt. But lifting the ban is one of the national goals Murkowski set when she became chairman of the Senate Energy Committee at the start of the year.Congress is expected to pass the package this week.last_img read more

Dont Just Learn From Failure Learn From Your Successes

first_imgFor many of us—no matter where we work or what we do—nothing feels as good as success. And for many of us, nothing is more harmful to our growth and development To understand why this is, compare success to failure. Companies tell their employees over and over again to embrace your failures, to ask yourselves what went wrong and to take advantage of all the learning opportunities that failure affords. What a missed opportunity that is. In fact, it almost guarantees that success will eventually breed not more success, but failure. But when it comes to success, companies rarely feel the urge to stop and see what they can learn from their experience, and what they may want to change. Rather, the instinct is to assume that if they succeeded, all is good with the world. What did we do right? Everything. What did we do wrong? Nothing. With that in mind, here are guidelines I’ve culled from my research for the best ways to put successes under a microscope—and make future successes a lot more likely. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journallast_img read more

The Evolution of PACS

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Comparison Chart of PACS VendorsITN cxreated a comparison chart of PACS systems available on the U.S. market at It requires a login, biut it is free and only takes a minute. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Some providers have noted a dip in service quality following these changes, but many are hopeful for a return to previous levels of service. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | PACS | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis The Evolution of PACS This article originally was published as an introduction to the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) comparison chart, and can be viewed here. PACS for All SizesThe 2017 KLAS PACS report categorizes respondents as either a large hospital (more than 200 beds), community hospital (1-200 beds) or imaging center. The satisfaction of each with the various PACS vendors is assessed from several facets:•    Overall score•    Functionality and technology•    Relationship•    Sales and contracting•    Long-term plans (of providers on whether to keep their PACS)Sectra and Carestream had the highest overall score among large hospitals. Infinitt and McKesson were the top performers among community hospitals, and Sectra and Infinitt had the highest scores among imaging centers.Customer support was one of the most important attributes for all providers as they build an information technology (IT) strategy. Infinitt and Sectra in particular scored high on customer support across respondents of all sizes. The KLAS report noted Infinitt’s PACS is “part of a unified enterprise imaging platform that is in the early stages of being adopted for cardiology and for vendor-neutral archiving.” One surveyed radiology director’ said, “One of the big advantages with Infinitt is that our PACS and cardio database are one system, so our physicians can look at studies from both on one solution and viewer.”Ease of use and the utility of technology upgrades were frequently mentioned as either strengths or weaknesses of the vendors. Respondents spoke most highly of vendors whose products easily integrated with their other systems, including electronic medical records (EMR). Some smaller community hospitals and imaging centers reported products from the larger vendors were overly complicated for their needs, reflecting a need for scalable solutions. Related Contentcenter_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more PACS and Enterprise ImagingHealthcare reform in the last decade has sought to make care more efficient, urging providers to consolidate and make better use of existing resources. In radiology, this combined with the widespread adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) to create a need to access medical imaging across the hospital — giving birth to the concept of enterprise imaging. Healthcare enterprises themselves have morphed as well, with larger hospital systems acquiring smaller ones or merging with others. A 2017 report from U.K.-based Signify Research predicts that enterprise imaging revenue will more than double globally over the next five years. “As health systems consolidate, vendors who have primarily catered to imaging centers and small hospitals will need to expand into larger organizations to be viewed as strategic options,” said report co-authors Eder Lagemann and Alex McIntosh.According to the KLAS report, customer satisfaction with PACS vendors overall has continued to decline across healthcare, leaving provider organizations with few options. Vendors that have seen increased interest in recent years have been those with more focus on an enterprise imaging approach as opposed to the old single-department/single-hospital PACS model. This appeared particularly important to large hospitals, who made up 45 percent of all survey respondents. Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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 | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more The concept of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) has been part of radiology since the early 1970s. The technology has provided a way to hold and view large volumes of medical imaging data as radiology has transitioned away from analog image acquisition. In recent years, however, the rise of enterprise imaging has changed the role of PACS, and providers are looking for new, modern solutions, according to a 2017 report from independent research firm KLAS. Surveying thousands of healthcare professionals, the report found that performance from historically popular PACS vendors has declined, and newer market players have begun to set themselves apart. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Vendor Buyouts Create Market UncertaintyThe KLAS PACS report does note that recent ownership changes among PACS vendors has created a bit of uncertainty for providers. Notable recent shifts in the PACS landscape include:•    The acquisition of Intelerad by Canadian investment firm Novacap in 2016;•    The acquisition of Merge Healthcare by IBM in October 2015; and•    The joining of McKesson with Change Healthcare Holdings to create Change Healthcare in March 2017.last_img read more

For those in the USA early next January spare fou

first_imgFor those in the USA early next January, spare four days for an unforgettable start to 2017 aboard the world’s highest-rated boutique motorcruiser, SeaDream I on a big-discounted roundtrip sailing from Bridgetown, Barbados in the Caribbean.Departing on 3 January, the price of this four-day sailing has been slashed from US$4624 per person twin share to just US$2223 per person twin share.Guests will visit the uninhabited Tobago Cays, with their green turtles and coral reefs (and doubtless recognise where ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ was filmed); Union Island, dubbed “the Tahiti of the West Indies”; Port Elizabeth, home to the famed “Mac’s Lobster Pizza”; and tiny Mayreau where crew will host SeaDream’s exclusive Champagne and Caviar Splash in a picture-perfect secluded bay.Included will be wines with lunches and dinners, premium drinks from the open bars, power and sail water sports where locally permitted, mountain bikes for shore expeditions, a no-charge onboard golf simulator and fitness centre, and port charges and taxes.last_img read more

NEW YORK NY – When Barnes Noble Chairman Len

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – When Barnes & Noble Chairman Len Riggio delivers a keynote address at this week’s publishing convention, he will be introduced by a man once considered a bitter rival, CEO Oren Teicher of the American Booksellers Association.“Len has had this incredible, distinguished career as a retailer,” Teicher said of the superstore executive, praise unthinkable when Barnes & Noble helped put thousands of independent stores out of business in the 1980s and 1990s.“I’ve always liked him,” Riggio said of Teicher. “He’s a good leader — caring, intelligent.”Riggio and Teicher will appear together Wednesday at BookExpo, which runs Wednesday-Friday at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, followed over the weekend by the fan-based BookCon.BookExpo once was an occasion for high tension between Barnes & Noble and the independents, peaking in 1994 when on the eve of the convention the ABA sued several publishers for allegedly giving B&N and other chains favourable treatment on prices. In 1998, the ABA sued Barnes & Noble and Borders for unfair business practices (both suits were settled out of court).But in 2018, Teicher noted, physical retailers have a common foe in“That does end up changing the dynamic a little bit,” he said.For now, Teicher has good reason to be of generous spirit. While Barnes & Noble has struggled in recent years, the ABA has continued its rebound after a long decline brought on by Barnes & Noble and Borders, and then Amazon. Membership in the independent’s trade group grew over the past year from 1,757 to 1,835, and the actual number of store locations from 2,321 to 2,470, at a time when online retailing has devastated numerous physical retailers. In the first four months of 2018, sales from the roughly 650-750 independent stores reporting numbers have increased more than 5 per cent from the same time the year before, according to Teicher. In 2009, the ABA had just 1,401 members and 1,651 stores and had shrunk by two-thirds since the beginning of the 1990s, when membership topped 5,000.Independents have been helped by the slowing of B&N and of the e-book market, but Teicher has cited factors ranging from the “buy local” movement to increased interest overall in owning a bookstore. The ABA currently has 168 “provisional” members, those thinking of or planning to open a store. The association had 141 provisional members a year ago and 108 in 2016.Teicher also noted a growing number of small, mobile stores, such as the Dundee Book Co. in Omaha, Nebraska, and New York City’s pop-up Boogie Down Books, which bills itself as “the bookstore without walls.”“We’re encouraged by that,” Teicher said. “It shows how sellers can adapt and change.”Teicher and Riggio agreed that Barnes & Noble and independent sellers get along well enough that it’s not uncommon for Barnes & Noble outlets and locally owned stores to refer customers to each other should a given book be out of stock. On the corporate level, they are allied on First Amendment issues and on getting online retailers such as Amazon to collect sales tax. Teicher says it’s vital for all so-called “bricks and mortar” sellers that the superstore chain “not only survives, but thrives.”“When Borders went away,” Teicher said of the 2009 demise of the Borders superstore chain, “we picked up some of the business and Amazon picked up some of that business. But some of it just went away. And having that happen again would not be good for our business.” by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2018 8:49 am PDT Last Updated May 29, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Indie bookstores and Barnes & Noble find common groundlast_img read more

QA Pedro Almodovar on memory pain and the bigs

first_imgQ&A: Pedro Almodovar on memory, pain and the big-screen by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted May 20, 2019 10:10 am PDT CANNES, France — Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory” is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by physical ailments, who lives in a Madrid apartment reproduced from Almodovar’s own, right down to the books on the shelves and the paintings on the walls.“Pain and Glory” toggles between Mallo’s present and his childhood past (Penelope Cruz plays young Salvador’s mother) in a deeply personal drama that weaves together threads from throughout Almodovar’s life. It’s been hailed as a late masterpiece for the 69-year-old Spanish director and pegged as a possible frontrunner for Cannes’ Palme d’Or, to be presented Saturday.In an interview on a rooftop bar in Cannes, Almodovar talked about memory, pain and his glorious new film.___Associated Press: “Pain and Glory” is full of the reflections of a filmmaker looking back on his life and work. Have you been feeling wistful?Almodovar: It’s only with “Bad Education” that, at the age of 50, I looked back for the first time and I came up with these memories of my school years. I told the worst memory of my childhood. The best memory of my childhood was ‘Volver.’ This film is about other memories and my present time; the way I live and the way I work now. But I feel with these three films now, I’ve exhausted the memories of my own life. I’ve said enough. My next film, I have an idea. I’m not sure what it’s going to be. But I should put my life aside.AP: Banderas’ character, Salvador, says he can’t live if he’s not filming. I imagine that’s true for you as well.Almodovar: Yes, this is something that haunts me. I’m not Salvador. But the fear of not making another film is something I do experience. It’s not just related to the physical strength and preparation. Of course, it’s a very physical craft, shooting a film. At one point in my life, that’s what I was scared by. But there’s also the desire and the passion that you feel for a story before making a film out of it. I’m always scared to lose this passion. It’s exactly like when you’re in love with somebody and you’re scared of losing that feeling.AP: Was that physical concern because of your back?Almodovar: Yes, after the surgery of my back. The first movie afterward was ‘Julieta,’ and it was very important to do that. I was not sure that I was able to do it. I was never standing up more than a half an hour. Making ‘Julieta,’ I discovered the solution. The solution is always to make a new movie. When I’m shooting, I’m not conscious of pain.AP: This is your sixth time in competition in Cannes but you’ve never won the Palme d’Or. What would one mean to you?Almodovar: Of course, it would be wonderful if they gave it to me. But, also, it’s not a tragedy if they don’t. And it’s a big possibility. Even if my movie is received well in the Grand Palais, it doesn’t mean that the Palme d’Or is for you. Because that depends on nine people who are part of the jury. If it arrives, it will be very welcome. But if not, I’m old enough to keep on going without that.AP: You’ve been a passionate advocate for the theatrical experience. Are you concerned about the future of the big screen?Almodovar: Yes, I’m very concerned. I’m Spanish and I live in Spain. And every year in Spain, more than a hundred screens disappear. That’s a fact. And it’s also a fact that the Spanish people really don’t care about it. The audience likes the series, the (streaming) platforms and the possibility of watching something immediately. Fortunately, we have a different country in France. France is the greatest defender of the large screen, and I think it’s the French industry that’s going to deliver this battle against the streaming platforms.AP: In Cannes, you’ve said you’re not against Netflix.Almodovar: I’m not hostile to the platforms. I know they’re enriching fiction. They’re giving work to people all over the world. So their existence is a good thing. But what I wish as a viewer and as a director is to have coexistence of all these ways of connecting to films. We mustn’t forget that cinema was invented for the large screen. It was invented to be a communal experience in a theatre, so this has to survive. As Susan Sontag wrote, to be kidnapped by a story, you have to be in a dark room, surrounded by strangers.AP: “Pain and Glory” references not just your own films but many others, too. There’s a mention of “Splendor in the Grass.”Almodovar: I mention it in the movie because I remember very well seeing it as a kid. Even though my life was very different the life of Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty and Barbara Loden, I felt very close to that. The movie talks about living in a small place, in a small community, where people can’t be free or express their feelings. I slept a lot with the character of Natalie Wood.AP: Did completing this memory-based trilogy give you any feeling of catharsis?Almodovar: At first I found it a bit scary. I felt vertigo for telling my own story like this. But once I got over this first impression, I just took the distance of any fiction and I went on writing like any other script. When I was shooting, I was just a director shooting a movie. I forgot completely that it was my house, my paintings and myself. At the end, when the movie was edited, I realized there was solace in making this film. I haven’t done any of my 21 films for therapeutic reasons. If you have a problem, making a film won’t solve it. But a film can be the best solution for your life, and that’s the case for this film in my life now.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: Coyle, The Associated Press Director Pedro Almodovar, from left, actors Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film ‘Pain and Glory’ at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more