first_imgNetflix’s next 100 million subscribers will come from India, said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at The Economic Times Global Business Summit (GBS) on Friday, per The Economic Times. For context, Netflix last reported 117.6 million global subscribers in Q4 2017.The company didn’t disclose how many India-based subscribers it had, but Consultancy Media Partners Asia estimates this figure at more than 500,000. To help grow its subscriber base in India, the company plans to release five to six Indian originals a year, and it announced on Friday three new Indian original series it’s commissioning.Read it at Business insider Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgThe Samajwadi Party on Friday claimed that police lathi-charged its workers while they were protesting in several districts against the BJP government’s alleged failure in maintaining law and order in Uttar Pradesh. However, the police discounted the claim of lathi charge and said only mild force was used at certain places to keep the protesters under control. “As per directions of party president Akhilesh Yadav, we held protests across the State. Partymen demonstrating peacefully were unnecessarily lathi-charged by the police in Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Aligarh, Amroha and other districts,” SP chief spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said. He said over 12 lakh SP workers participated in the protests in 75 districts of the State on ‘Kranti Diwas’, which is observed annually on August 9 to remember the historic ‘Quit India Movement’ initiated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942.‘Undemocratic way’ “Police acted in an undemocratic way, but the SP will not bend before these arm-twisting tactics of the government,” Mr. Chaudhary said. Responding to SP’s allegations, U.P. government spokesperson and Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma said the SP was unable to digest the all-round development in the State and hence were resorting to such means. “Record investments have come to the State in the past two years. In Sonbhadra, the Congress and the SP were involved in massacre. The SP MP in Rampur was involved in land grabbing,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man James, who is in his 17th NBA season, finished with 15 points and eight assists in just 17 minutes as he and fellow superstar Anthony Davis led the Lakers’ 123-101 win over the Warriors.Davis had 22 points and 10 rebounds in only 18 minutes in his Lakers debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men’s 4×100 gold medal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 05: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dives for the ball during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James showed up in the Los Angeles Lakers’ much-awaited preseason debut in a pair of LeBron 16 low “Agimat” against the Golden State Warriors at the newly-opened Chase Center in San Franciso Sunday (Manila time).The sneaker, which pays homage to the Filipino warrior, is a collaboration between Titan, the first and only basketball specialty concept store in the country, and sports giant Nike.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

first_imgPHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Sept. 17.By evening, citing “the serious nature of these allegations,” the team had deactivated Dwyer from all team activities.The quick reaction came with the backdrop of intense criticism of the NFL’s handling of a spate of such cases.Dwyer, led to the jail in handcuffs on Sept. 17, was charged with three counts, including “aggravated assault causing a fracture” involving the unidentified 27-year-old victim.Police said they were carrying out a search warrant of Dwyer’s residence in pursuit of more evidence. The 25-year-old player denied committing any assault, police said.Authorities depicted a stormy relationship between Dwyer and the woman that escalated into violence on July 21, four days before the Cardinals reported to training camp.Neighbors heard a fight and called police, who showed up at the residence but left without making an arrest because Dwyer hid in the bathroom, and the woman said she was the only one at the home, Sgt. Trent Crump said.“She said she was in an argument on the phone only,” Crump said.The next day, Crump said, Dwyer snatched the woman’s cellphone and threw it from the second floor of their residence to prevent her from calling police about another dispute.Crump confirmed there was an allegation that Dwyer threw a shoe at or toward the couple’s 18-month-old son. Crump said he couldn’t elaborate on it.Crump said the woman moved out of state with the child, but came forward last week and provided police with information about her injuries and text messages indicating Dwyer “was going to harm himself because of what had been going on.”The NFL has been jolted by domestic violence issues since a videotape surfaced that showed former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, elevator.Then Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on felony child-abuse charges for using a tree branch, or “switch,” to discipline his 4-year-old son.On Sept. 17, the Carolina Panthers decided that star defensive end Greg Hardy won’t play any more games for the team until his domestic violence case is resolved.Hardy was convicted of assault on a female and communicating threats after the victim said the 6-foot-4, 275-pound player threw her in the bathtub and onto a sofa covered with guns before threatening to kill her. Hardy is appealing the ruling.The Dwyer arrest adds to the pressure on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, whose handling of the Rice case has been widely criticized.Rice was originally suspended for two games, then banned indefinitely after the video surfaced of his attack in the casino elevator.This is the second domestic violence case involving a Cardinals player. Inside linebacker Daryl Washington pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend and is serving a year of supervised probation.Washington hasn’t been penalized by the NFL for the offense but is suspended for this season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.Dwyer was booked on counts that include aggravated assault causing a fracture and involving a minor, criminal damage, and preventing the use of a phone in an emergency.Dwyer signed with the Cardinals this year and was their second-string running back after spending the last four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He scored a touchdown last week in Arizona’s victory over the New York Giants.His best year for Pittsburgh was 2012 when injuries depleted the team’s backfield in the middle of the season. Dwyer filled in and had 100-yard-plus games in consecutive weeks.Dwyer, from Marietta, Georgia, was a sixth-round draft pick of the Steelers out of Georgia Tech in 2010.(BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgMILWAUKEE — New faces, different result for the New York Knicks.Maybe this season won’t be as dreary as last year for Carmelo Anthony and the new-look Knicks.Derrick Williams scored 24 points and 20-year-old Kristaps Porzingis had 16 in his NBA debut, leading New York over the Milwaukee Bucks 122-97 on Oct. 28 in the season opener for each team.The Knicks pulled away with a 15-0 run between the first and second quarters. The lead rarely dipped below double digits over the game’s final 30 minutes.And the runaway win came with Anthony scoring just 11 points on 4-of-16 shooting.“They jumped out on us early,” Anthony said. “We kept our composure, got through that point, calmed down and took off from there.”Williams got easy looks under the basket to help New York open a 12-point halftime lead. The reserve forward started the fourth quarter with a dunk off an alley-oop pass from rookie Jerian Grant that made it 92-73.The Knicks are hoping a revamped roster surrounding Anthony will help them rebound from a franchise-worst 65-loss season. For one night at least, they got off to a nice start against one of the league’s up-and-coming teams.Greg Monroe led the Bucks with 22 points and 14 rebounds.“The one combination that worked was Moose. He played well tonight. No one joined him,” coach Jason Kidd said.Point guard Michael Carter-Williams scored 20 points, but had six turnovers, all after the first quarter.Defensively, the Bucks had too many lapses in the paint, especially in the first half.Willliams was 8-of-17 from the field and 7 of 9 from the foul line. The 7-foot-3 Porzingis was 3-of-11 from the field and 9 of 12 from the line.“I think we were lackadaisical on defense tonight. We were disorganized,” Carter-Williams said. “We’ve just got to go back to the drawing board.”Langston Galloway hurt the Bucks with three 3s in the third quarter, including two near the end of the period. Galloway finished with 16 points, and joined Williams in a productive night for the Knicks’ reserves.“They have a comfort level and the trust with each other even though it’s early,” coach Derek Fisher said about his backups.(GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgDo you recall some time ago when I wrote a column about MyScript Calculator and MyScript Nebo? (If not, see The (Electronic) Pencil is Mightier than the Keyboard .)As you can see in this video, these handwriting recognition applications are based on an underlying technology called Interactive Ink.In turn, Interactive Ink is based on a suite of very clever artificial intelligence (AI), artificial neural network (ANN), and deep learning technologies.Oftentimes, traditional user interfaces leave something to be desired. These days, users prefer to interact with their devices in the most natural method possible to obtain the best, most productive experience. In some cases, this may involve embedded speech for voice control; in other cases, it may involve embedded vision for gesture detection and recognition; and in other cases, it may involve embedded handwriting recognition to capture and share thoughts.MyScript technology combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes, and music notation. MyScript solutions are available on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and Android.But what if you wish to embed MyScript technology in your own applications? Well, I just heard that the folks at MyScript have announced the availability of their next-generation MyScript Developer platform and portal.With the new developer platform, the creators of embedded systems can now more easily incorporate MyScript’s digital handwriting toolkits into a wide range of applications. Developers can integrate handwriting recognition for text, math, graphics, and music. Text support, for example, includes 65 languages for superimposed characters, word completion, and gesture support for editing written input.The digital writing toolkits include the following:MyScript Cloud Development Kit (CDK) provides cloud-based recognition services and high-level web components to quickly integrate handwriting recognition into web applications.MyScript Application Toolkit (ATK) delivers high-level components and widgets to quickly leverage handwriting recognition into native mobile applications. The ATK includes OS platform support for the most popular operating systems: Android, iOS, and Windows.MyScript Software Development Kit (SDK) is a lower-level core SDK API toolkit available to developers with consultation of application development requirements. Developers submit requests online for a consultation.As I noted in my The (Electronic) Pencil is Mightier than the Keyboard column:Over the years, I’ve tried using a number of different styluses to capture hand-written notes, but the results have invariably been horrible. You know what I mean. It’s like when you are at the checkout in a supermarket and you have to sign your name on the credit card machine’s display and the result looks like you only learned to write earlier that day.By comparison, the combination of the Apple Pencil and MyScript Nebo running on my iPad Pro is as close to writing with an ink pen on paper as you can imagine, and the handwriting recognition capability is nothing short of phenomenal.Handwriting recognition is not necessary, or even desirable, for many applications; for certain tasks, however, it’s a game-changer, especially if you have something as powerful as MyScript’s Interactive Ink technology under the hood. I expect to see this capability appearing in all sorts of diverse applications in the not-so-distant future. I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts on this type of technology. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Communications, Consumer, Industry, Medical 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.center_img Continue Reading Previous Saving power with relays and solenoidsNext Six reasons why smart home tech adoption won’t thrive without switcheslast_img read more

Denzel Ward celebrates interception in Big Ten Championship Game.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Denzel Ward #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Every year, we see newly-drafted NFL players do awesome things with their money.  You can add Ohio State’s Denzel Ward to that list.Two years ago, Ward’s father passed away. That left his mom by herself with the family mortgage.Not anymore. Ward revealed last night that he is taking over payments for his mother.“I’m paying for her house so she doesn’t have to worry about that anymore,” he told NFL Total Access.This is really cool: Denzel Ward told @NFLTotalAccess last night that he’s taken over his mom’s mortgage. “I’m paying for her house so she doesn’t have to worry about that anymore.” Ward lost his dad two springs ago.— Patrick Maks (@maksimuspatrick) May 16, 2018Ward has not signed his rookie contract yet. He’s in line for a nice payday.According to Business Insider, Ward’s projected total salary will be close to $30 million, with a signing bonus close to $20 million.That’s not bad for the No. 4 pick in the draft. His mom will appreciate it also.Kudos to Denzel. read more

first_imgJason Cabinda prepares for a play in the Fiesta Bowl vs. Washington.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Linebacker Jason Cabinda #40 of the Penn State Nittany Lions in action during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the Washington Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies 35-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Jason Cabinda starred for Penn State football from 2014-17. During that time, he was a big part of the revitalization of the program under James Franklin.The linebacker recorded 279 total tackles in four years. He received All-Big Ten plaudits in 2015 and 2016.His Nittany Lions accomplished a lot during his four years. However, they’ve been unable to reach the College Football Playoff thus far.Cabinda went on to an NFL career. After going undrafted, he made the Oakland Raiders last season, and recorded 20 tackles as a rookie.He still follows his alma mater though, and has high hopes for the program.Jason Cabinda recently joined The Spun’s Chris Rosvoglou on his “Face The Football Facts” podcast to discuss Penn State, as well as his NFL career.Cabinda thinks the program is at a place where it can reach the College Football Playoff, something it has fallen just short of a few times in recent years. The Nittany Lions just need to finish big games and put together the full resume they need.“We were really just one step out of it the last two years that I was there… For us, it’s just ‘finish.’ We’ve gotten to points where we were up two touchdowns on Ohio State where, if we win this game, we’re for sure going to the playoffs. They managed to come back during the fourth quarter, so I think it’s really just finishing.“We have everything we need. We have all of the necessary components to win, to be a dominant team. It’s really just about time management and finishing in that fourth quarter, that’s really the biggest thing these past few years have come down to for us.”Cabinda also weighed in on the star players he lined up against during his time in college. Trace McSorley may be the top Penn State quarterback in years, but he gives the nod to Saquon Barkley as the most impossible to defend former college teammate.“”In my opinion, it really comes down to who the most special athlete of those guys is, and to me its Saquon. His mix of size and speed is really just unheard of. He’s a 5-foot-8, 170 pound scatback inside of a 6-foot-2, 230 pound body. That’s the best way that I can describe him.”Cabinda definitely isn’t the only one who has that takeaway on Barkley, who quickly translated to the NFL game after an incredible Penn State career.The full interview is available here.last_img read more

first_imgLee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of College GameDay have a discussion.BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s college football analysts have updated their College Football Playoff predictions following Week 1 of the 2019 college football season.Week 1 was fairly uneventful, outside of a couple of embarrassing losses in the SEC, with basically all of the College Football Playoff contenders impressing.Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State all rolled in their season openers, with the quarterbacks for each program impressing.ESPN’s college football analysts have since updated their College Football Playoff picks following Week 1.Who do ESPN’s analysts have making the College Football Playoff right now? Here are the picks:Andrea Adelson: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Ohio State Edward Aschoff: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Ohio State; 4. Texas Kyle Bonagura: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Ohio State Bill Connelly: 1. Alabama; 2. Clemson; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Georgia Heather Dinich: 1. Alabama; 2. Oklahoma; 3. Clemson; 4. Ohio State Sam Khan Jr.: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Georgia David M. Hale: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Ohio State; 4. Oklahoma Chris Low: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Georgia Ivan Maisel: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Utah Adam Rittenberg: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Georgia Alex Scarborough: 1. Clemson; 2. Oklahoma; 3. Alabama; 4. Michigan Tom VanHaaren: 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Georgia; 4. OklahomaIt’s important to note that this is who ESPN’s analysts would have making the College Football Playoff if it were to take place right now. This is not their prediction for how the season will end.Week 2 of the season should be a big one as far as the College Football Playoff is concerned, too.The second week of the season is highlighted by LSU’s trip to Texas. We also get Ohio State-Cincinnati and Clemson-Texas A&M.It can’t get here soon enough.last_img read more

first_img2015 is right around the corner, and we are getting stoked for another year’s worth of music. Plenty of bands have already announced records in the coming year, and we are previewing five of the ones we’re most excited for below. Hear some new material from the five bands to get yourself psyched for the forthcoming records. Luckily all of the albums, bar one, are confirmed to be out in the first quarter of the year, so you won’t have to wait long to hear the full thing!Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves – Out 3/3 via EpicGrand Lake Islands – Song From Far – Out 1/20 via Good Mountain RecordsRead the band’s interview with CMJ!Hear the title track via BandcampThe Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – Out 1/20 via CapitolJosé González – Vestiges and Claws – Out 2/17 via MuteThe Wrens – TBAHear a track cut from the band’s followup to The Meadowlands via SoundCloud. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea)last_img read more

first_imgGurugram: Intense heatwave prevailing over the city now seems to be taking a toll on the citizens on a more dangerous level. Two persons reportedly have lost their lives in Gurugram in last three days due to the heat stroke.In the first casualty, a 19-year old student from Manesar died on Saturday apparently due to the extreme heat. As per his family members then identified as Hemant was in the scorching heat whole day on Saturday. He arrived at his home in the evening and went to sleep thereafter. After a long time when Hemant did not wake up, the family shockingly found out that he was no more. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarIn yet another incident, a 58-year-old person street hawker also died due to the heat stroke in Garhi Harsaru area. According to doctors, heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. “In this kind of weather citizens should limit their outdoor activities and adopt preventive measures when going outdoors. They should wear loose light-coloured clothing to reduce heat absorption and facilitate sweat evaporation and heat dissipation,” said BK Rajoura, Civil surgeon Gurugram.last_img read more

“As in other countries emerging from civil war, reform of the security sector in the DRC encompasses not only the challenges of creating a unified army, establishing a police force and disarming and reintegrating former combatants,” she told a high-level meeting convened to draw up reform proposals. “It also involves creating a transparent security sector framework – one that clearly outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Government and legislature in managing the security of the country.”She called on participants to go beyond outlining a wish list, and instead work out “a clear and realistic plan” that addresses long-term policies, as well as such immediate issues as military and police integration, disarmament, institution-building and security requirements.Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been concerned that donor governments and international financial institutions, faced with enormous challenges in many other areas of the world, have been giving the DRC a lower priority, Ms. Fréchette said. “But even though the war in the DRC has ended, the greatest task lies ahead: building a democratic State.”She called on all parties to refrain from any actions that would upset the delicate arrangements in place that offer the best chance to end the war definitely.Meanwhile in the DRC, the UN mission, known as MONUC, today reported that it took 133 passengers to safety on Saturday after the barge on which they were travelling began to take on water at Maita, a locality about 56 kilometres from Mbandaka.The boat left the capital, Kinshasa, on 15 January bound for Kisangani, but it hit a rock four days later. Subsequently, a small fire broke out but was immediately extinguished. More than 50 of the passengers told MONUC they preferred to remain on board the stable barge with their cargo.Last Monday MONUC rescued 280 people from a fire aboard a whaleboat at Lukolela, 150 kilometres south-west of Mbandaka. read more

According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) the “severity of needs is deepening”, with the number of people in acute need, a staggering 27 per cent higher than last year, when it was already the most acute crisis on the globe.Thursday’s 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Yemen report, shows that 14.3 million people are classified as being in acute need, with around 3.2 million requiring treatment for acute malnutrition; that includes two million children under-five, and more than one million pregnant and lactating women.Highlighting that more than 20 million people across the country are food insecure, half of them suffering extreme levels of hunger, the report focuses on some key humanitarian issues: basic survival needs, protection of civilians and livelihoods and essential basic services.“The escalation of the conflict since March 2015 has dramatically aggravated the protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and basic rights”, OCHA reports.The UN agency data shows that a total of 17.8 million people lack access to safe water and sanitation, and 19.7 million lack access to adequate healthcare. Poor sanitation and waterborne diseases, including cholera, left hundreds of thousands of people ill last year. Meanwhile, grain which could help feed millions, is still at risk of rotting in a key Red Sea storage facility because conditions are too unsafe to reach it, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and UN Emergency relief chief Mark Lowcock said earlier this week.Death toll and displaced people During the past four years of intense conflict between Government forces and Houthi rebels have left tens of thousands dead or injured including at least 17,700 civilians as verified by the UN.The agency adds that an estimated 3.3 million people remain displaced, up from 2.2 million last year, including 685,000 people who fled fighting in Hudaydah and on the west coast, from June onwards. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the number of sites hosting displaced people has increased by almost half over the past 12 months.Pledging conference In a bid to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs, the United Nations and the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland will convene the third High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, later this month.The event is scheduled for 26 February in Geneva and seeks to garner support for the humanitarian response and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people. At the beginning of this month, UN Emergency relief chief Mark Lowcock said that $4 billion would be needed. read more

Road casualties have fallen dramatically in 10 years, thanks to improvements in new car design. That was the message delivered in Brussels today by transport minister, Dr Stephen Ladyman MP at a conference to celebrate 10 years of independent crash test body EuroNCAP. ‘Car makers deserve real credit for dramatic improvements in safety trends over the last 10 years.’, he said. He added that EuroNCAP might extend its role beyond crash tests to communicate abuse of safety rules and highlighted the case of the Landwind, a Chinese import into the EU. The SUV was imported via Germany, but was not subject to the strict safety rules and crash tests applied to other 4×4 vehicles on the market. Instead, the importer used procedures intended for low volume car makers. Following import, crash tests were carried out by German safety body ADAC. The results were poor, showing basic shortcomings in areas such as a lack of a collapsible steering column. In the footage, the column can be seen moving forward and upward, striking the driver’s head before breaking through the vehicle roof. While Dr Ladyman said that the EU must maintain Single Vehicle Approval (SVA), to support niche manufacturers like specialist sport car makers in the UK, he described the Landwind situation as ‘totally unacceptable’. Mr Ari Vatanen, road safety rapporteur in the European Parliament, added his support for the minister’s comments. He described the Landwind case as a loophole that must be closed. He said that volume manufacturers must not be allowed to bring vehicles to the European market under ‘low volume’ rules, side-stepping the legislative requirement for crash testing. Dr Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of the European automobile manufacturers’ association ACEA also spoke at the event. He praised the role of EuroNCAP in driving safety improvements in new car design, but sounded a note of caution about too much focus on the car and too little in other areas of road safety. Dr Marchionne called for an integrated approach in the drive to reduce casualties further. This would look to other key factors central to road safety improvements, including better road design, driver training, education and enforcement, he said. As well as hosting a range of high profile, international speakers, EuroNCAP revealed the results of a consumer survey, looking at how safety factors feature on the new car buyers’ agenda. A copy can be downloaded here: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

first_imgTHE SIMON COMMUNITY says it recorded an 88 per cent increase in the number of people bedding down in Dublin’s inner city area between July and September this year, compared the the same period in 2012.There was also a 66 per cent increase in numbers sleeping rough in the area between Jervis Street, Amien Street and Harcourt Street in the first six months of 2013, compared to last year.Dublin Simon Community CEO Sam McGuinness has described the increase as “frightening”, and said the organisation was “really concerned at these trends across this narrow catchment area”. The early morning street counts carried out by the charity take place twice a week at 6am.85 people were found to be sleeping rough in the inner city on one night earlier this month — the highest figure since the charity began keeping a record of the numbers.The homeless organisation warned that the Government’s plan to end long term homelessness by 2016 was “in serious jeopardy” as it launched its annual review this morning.McGuinness said that services in the area were being stretched more than ever at a time when demand was at crisis level.“The homeless sector has already absorbed massive reductions and we are expecting further cuts,” McGuinness said.“This will mean that since 2008, we have experienced severe decreases, making it extremely challenging to tackle the alarming rise in demand for housing and support services for the most vulnerable in our society.”Read: Co Down woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack >last_img read more

first_img Short URL Image: Niall Carson 11 Comments ‘Disillusioned and concerned’: Midwives to start industrial action over staff shortages They have voted in favour of action up to and including the complete withdrawal of labour. 8,162 Views Nov 29th 2016, 5:32 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 29 Nov 2016, 5:32 PM By Garreth MacNamee MIDWIVES IN THE Taoiseach’s hometown of Castlebar, Mayo, are to start industrial action due to staff shortages.The INMO members at Mayo University Hospital said they have voted in favour of action up to and including the complete withdrawal of labour.In a statement this evening, the nurses said there are severe staff shortages in the maternity ward which need to be addressed as soon as possible.Members said they would first perform a lunchtime protest on 5 December and then will implement a work-to-rule on 7 December, where “members will withdraw from clerical and support duties to focus on, and prioritise, direct midwifery care”.If no progress is made at that stage, the union said it will proceed “to a full withdrawal of labour”.Speaking today, INMO industrial relations officer, Anne Burke said:“Midwives are disillusioned with the HSE and its failure to listen and act in a timely fashion and put in place robust governance and safe staffing arrangements. Our members have nothing personally to gain by speaking out except securing a safe, quality and appropriately staffed maternity service for mothers and babies. Burke said that frontline midwives are very concerned about the ongoing clinical risks at the hospital, which the INMO claim have been left “unaddressed”. Protests earlier this year. Source: Niall Carson/PAEarlier this month, the INMO called for an immediate discussion with the Government over pay and working conditions and balloted their members on the prospect of industrial action.This was in response to recommendations made by the Labour Court on garda pay.Minister for Health Simon Harris said at the time that he was “well aware of the challenges with recruiting staff nurses” and that his department was attempting to bring in as many new nurses as possible.Read: UKIP wants the Irish government to help pay for a motorway in Wales with EU funds >Read: Government to talk to public sector unions about Garda pay deal > Share123 Tweet Email1 Image: Niall Carsonlast_img read more

first_img Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Video games, like any other art, can stay with us long after we’re done interacting with them. They can make us think and want to share those thoughts with others. Why did you think I wanted this job? However, some video game thoughts are too big and complex to share in blog posts. They call for hundreds of pages of criticism or original storytelling. And if you have hundreds of pages worth of words to write, you’re probably writing a book. So here are some of the best video game books you can and should read.View as: One Page Slides1/221. A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith StuartA heartwarming story about a father and son that acknowledges how much modern kids adore Minecraft.Purchase Here2. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason SchreierInstead of scooping industry secrets, Jason Schreier uses his ace reporting skills to tells us the human stories behind the creation of massive AAA games like Destiny and Dragon Age.Purchase Here3. Boss Fight BooksLike the 33 ⅓ series but for video games, each book in the Boss Fight series is one author’s deep dive into a single title, whether it’s an autobiography blended with EarthBound or a look at the secret but massive impact of ZZT.Purchase Here4. Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation by Jamie LendinoThis book chronicles the best of Atari’s overlooked 8-bit era, and it was written by Jamie Lendino, Editor-in-Chief of sister site ExtremeTech.Purchase Here5. Breathing Machine by Leigh AlexanderLeigh Alexander beautifully recounts the weird and wonderful influence computers and gaming can have on a growing child.Purchase Here6. Console Wars by Blake J. HarrisGamers today sometimes have favorite platforms, but their fights are nothing compared to the bloodbath of Nintendo vs. Sega in the 1990s. Relive the Greatest War.Purchase Here7. Critical Path by Dan AmrichIf you want to do what we do and become a video game journalist, this reference book is a great place to start.Purchase Here8. Embed With Games by Cara EllisonJournalist Cara Ellison spent months traveling the world and living with different game developers. Here’s what she experienced.Purchase Here9. Extra Lives by Tom BissellWhen he’s not writing video games themselves or co-writing tell-all books about The Room, Tom Bissell also writes humanistic essays on what video games mean to people.Purchase Here10. Killing Is Harmless by Brendan KeoghWith its Heart of Darkness themes and Apocalypse Now terror, Spec Ops: The Line takes the military shooter genre to task, and this analysis will help readers appreciate the game even more. Purchase Here11. Masters of Doom by David KushnerFamous Hell shooter Doom (the original not the also excellent Game of the Year reboot) is one of the most important games ever made. This book focuses on its brilliant, eccentric creators at id Software.Purchase Here12. Persuasive Games by Ian BogostIf you’ve heard of any “video game professors” it’s probably Ian Bogost. So here’s the video game book for you more academic types.Purchase Here13. Piranha Frenzy by Colin CampbellThis is a “fictional” book about the drama that surrounds the world of video game journalism. It’s ridiculous yet entirely accurate.Purchase Here14. Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life by Chris KohlerChris Kohler is one of the finest writers about Japanese video games, and this thesis-turned-book is his best argument for the value of Japan’s enormous contribution to the art form.Purchase Here15. Ready Player One by Ernest ClineThis sci-fi adventure about a futuristic MMO, soon to be a Spielberg movie, is absolutely dripping with video game references, particularly games of the 1980s.Purchase Here16. Reality Is Broken by Jane McGonigalVideo games are played by millions of people and make billions of dollars. This book challenges us to expand our vision of what games can do as a huge, permanent part of culture.Purchase Here17. Super Mario Bros. 3 Brick by Brick by Bob ChipmanWritten by our own Bob “MovieBob” Chipman, this book is a written Let’s Play of one of the great Nintendo games of all time.Purchase Here18. Up Up Down Down Left Write by Nathan MeunierAnother great video game journalism reference book, I’ve personally used many tips from this guide.Purchase Here19. Rise of the Video Game Zinesters by Anna AnthropyAn art culture is only as cool as its subcultures, and this look at video game design subcultures from various alternative identities is extremely cool.Purchase Here20. Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 by Daniel JohnsonThere are plenty of great, accessible videos on game design online like Extra Credits or Game Maker’s Toolkit. But if you want a lengthy, written analysis of the design for this great Game Boy Advance Wario platformer, this is it.Purchase Here21. WTF Is Wrong With Video Games? by Phil OwenIf you love something, you aren’t afraid to criticize it, so take a break from praising video games and think about how the industry can improve.Purchase Here22. Empires of Eve by Andrew GroenEve: Online is an utterly fascinating video game in which thousands of players role-play in a shared digital online world of starships. It exists in-between fact and fiction. In chronicling various monumental Eve events from years past, Andrew Groen essentially wrote a virtual history book.Purchase Herelast_img read more

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – One person was killed and another was airlifted to the hospital after, officials said, three vehicles crashed in Davie, Monday afternoon.Davie police and fire rescue responded to the scene involving a dark-colored car, a white van and a third vehicle, along Nob Hill Road and Lake Vista Way in Davie, Monday afternoon.Fire rescue crews had to extricate one person from their car.Another victim was pulled out of the van and transported to a nearby hospital.Several other occupants sustained minor injuries; they were not transported.Nob Hill Road remained closed to traffic in both directions for hours. It reopened at around 10 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A father and son accused of burglarizing multiple Subway restaurants in Hollywood have been arrested.Surveillance video captured the scene at the Subway restaurant near Stirling Road and North 29th Avenue on April 12 at around 1:45 a.m.Hollywood Police said 25-year-old Nathan Cole shattered the glass of the store and took off with a safe containing $300.Cameras outside recorded his father, 57-year-old James Earl Cole, keeping watch.Both men have been arrested.According to police, the duo also took cash registers from two other Hollywood Subway restaurants on April 9.They’re both charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. last_img read more