first_imgGuilty of rape: Delon BlakeA 39-year-old resident of Kumuni Creek, Demerara River, West Bank Demerara, on Tuesday admitted to the offence of rape at the Demerara High Court.Delon Blake appeared before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall and admitted that in July of 2017, he engaged in sexual penetration with a 76-year-old woman.After his client admitted to the crime, Defence Attorney Robindra Mohabir in an address to the court requested that a probation report be prepared before his client is sentenced. The application was granted and the convict will make his next court appearance on July 11, 2019, for sentencing. The State’s case was presented and led by Prosecutor Sarah Martin.In October of 2017, Blake had managed to escape from prison but was later recaptured.last_img read more

first_imgFinally, the three man mayoralty race in Dawson Creek went to Mike Bernier, who defeated fellow incumbent councilor, Brent Neumann and, former mayor, Wayne Dahlen, who finished a district third. In sharp contrast to Fort St. John was the 70.6% turnout in Hudson’s Hope but, there again the incumbent mayor was defeated. Incumbent councilor, Karn Anderson, nearly doubled the vote total of Lenore Harwood and, was elected, along with incumbent councilors Gwen Johansson, Darryl Johnson, Travous Quibill and Terry Webster. The other two council seats went to Doug Summer and Clayton Stacey, who topped the poll. In Taylor, where mayor Fred Jarvis was returned by acclamation, George Barber topped the council poll and, was re-elected along with Betty Ponto and Brad Filmer. Newcomer David Bigcharles, won the other council seat. – Advertisement -Also in the North Peace, Arthur Hadland scored a easy win in Electoral area “C” over challengers Brian Churchill and William Nurnberger and, the voters also said “No” by nearly a two-to-one margin, to the by-law, which would have established a dog control service. In the South Peace, only Evan Saugstad of Chetwynd, managed to dodge the curse of the incumbent mayors, as he won re-election over Lorrie Potts. In Tumbler Ridge and Pouce Coupe however, incumbent’s Mike Caisley and Barb Smith were upset, by incumbent councilor Larry White and, Lyman Clark, who served in Pouce Coupe, prior to 2005 and, unofficially won this year by two votes. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgGordon Duke, Managing Director of the North Peace Airport spoke on North Peace Airport Services in 2018.  Completed were inspections and approvals, a training exercise that included actors to make the event realistic and a water bottle fill station which is estimated to have saved 10,000 plastic bottles from being thrown away.There has also been more community involvement with events such as Mega Bounce that saw approximately 400 participants and raised $6,000 dollars to team with the Hospital Foundation and tourism.The presentation also included details that spoke of the history of the airport sharing that the current airport is FSJ’s fifth airport space and in 1934, what could be considered the first scheduled route happened once a month to transport mail, shared Jim McKnight, President of the North Peace Airport Society. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Regional Airport Society and North Peace Airport Services made their annual presentation during the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, September 9th, 2019 to City Council.Miranda Flury, Director of Strategy, Capital and Planning of the North Peace Regional Airport shared that the airport is an economic driver for the area. No taxpayers money has been spent to fund the airport, it has paid its own way over the years.In 2018, the North Peace Airport Society transitioned from the PRRD into a Society and since that time has worked to develop the airport to support the growth and needs of stakeholders.- Advertisement -The Society in 2018 invested in policy development such as capital reserve policy, $300,000.00 for an engine and website development.The Society shares they noted a 6 percent drop in passengers which they attribute to the downturn in the oil and gas industry. Growth continues with a forecast of 3 percent growth in 2019.Future needs of the airport require the rehabilitation of the predominate runway 03/21 which has a socio-economic impact on the area and will cost $18 million.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgDele Alli pounced on a horrible defensive mistake to breathe new life into Spurs before the break and a second-half double from Harry Kane either side of Serge Aurier’s fine strike completed the comeback.“My feeling was great, especially because it was one of these matches where I had to play,” said Mourinho.“Some matches you play before the match. You prepare the team, you work, you train, then the game starts and your action during the game is not very important. In other matches you have to play and I had to play.“Apart from an awful feeling in relation to Eric, everything was great.”Last season’s Champions League finalists can now look forward to the knockout stages for a third straight season, but will go through in second behind Bayern Munich in Group B after the German giants secured top spot with a 6-0 thrashing of Red Star Belgrade.Spurs have now scored seven goals in winning Mourinho’s first two games in charge to make a good first impression on many supporters unconvinced by the appointment of a former Chelsea manager renowned for a more conservative style of football.However, the first 20 minutes showed the work Mourinho has ahead to make Tottenham as tight at the back as his most successful sides over the past two decades.El Arabi was afforded plenty of room on the edge of the box to line up his shot and find the bottom corner after six minutes before more sloppy defending allowed Semedo to prod home from a corner.– ‘Very good ball boy’ –Dier straits: Eric Dier was substituted by Jose Mourinho after just 30 minutes with Tottenham trailing 2-0 © IKIMAGES/AFP / Glyn KIRKMourinho had seen enough inside the first half-hour to make a change as Dier was sacrificed to make way for Eriksen.“It could have been any of us to come off in that first 20 minutes but thankfully the sub worked,” said Alli.However, it was a huge error from Olympiakos rather than a moment of inspiration that gifted the hosts a route back into the game.Aurier’s low cross from the right should have been easily cleared by Yassine Meriah, but he let the ball slip under his foot and Alli was on hand to tap in at the back post in first-half stoppage time.Five minutes after the restart, Spurs were level as Aurier’s throw-in freed Lucas Moura down the right and his cross was swept home by Kane.However, it was a ball boy who fed Aurier quickly who received special praise from Mourinho.“To do that you have to be a very good ball boy,” added the Portuguese. “He’s there living the game and playing the game very, very well.”Aurier was the unlikely hero 17 minutes from time as he sweetly connected with Alli’s cross at the back post to put Spurs in front.And Kane put the seal on morale-boosting second half when he stooped to head home his 23rd goal of the season in as many games for club and country.“We know that and did not come out with any energy and they got the two goals and put us under pressure, it was an uphill struggle but we got the goals and it feels good to qualify,” said the England captain.“It was about qualifying, no matter how we did it.”0Shares0000(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dele delivers: Dele Alli (left) scored as Jose Mourinho (right) won his first home match in charge of Tottenham © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 27 – Jose Mourinho revelled in his role as Tottenham came from two goals down to beat Olympiakos 4-2 to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on his first home match in charge on Tuesday.The Portuguese introduced Christian Eriksen for Eric Dier just 30 minutes in after seeing his side fall behind to goals from Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo.last_img read more

first_img Getty Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 huge blow no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Lascelles signed a new six-year contract with the club tense 3 “The fact that he signed an extension means that he cares. I think he was trying to be positive, trying to send the right message to everyone.“Okay, there are things off the pitch you cannot control when you meet one person at a dinner for a couple of hours. It’s not that you are having an opinion about what has happened in the last 11 years.“He’s not trying to do that. It’s just a moment and that’s it.“You have to understand that he’s a young player and he had this first impression. It doesn’t mean that he will not give everything on the pitch. That is the main thing that we are expecting from him.” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED center_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Newcastle are without a win all season Newcastle fans have wanted Mike Ashley away from the club for years Rafa Benitez has urged Newcastle fans not to be angry with Jamaal Lascelles after the captain described unpopular owner Mike Ashley as “a nice guy”.The defender’s comment was part of his plea to the Toon Army for a united front as he signed a contract extension with the club on Thursday. shining gameday cracker Benitez revealed he had had a brief conversation with Lascelles on the matter on Friday morning and is hoping it will not prove a distraction ahead of a key game.He said: “It’s about us doing what we have to do to win a game against Watford and if Jamaal mentally is ready to do that.“That is what I’m expecting from him, just give everything and make sure the rest of his team-mates work as hard as he is working already.“The main thing for us is to get three points tomorrow and then if he said this or that, it doesn’t matter. I said to him, ‘If you score the winning goal tomorrow, everybody will be happy’.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals REVEALED This attracted criticism on social media with supporters planning a series of fresh protests against the controversial sportswear magnate’s 11-year tenure in the coming weeks.Benitez will send his side into Premier League battle with Watford at St James’ Park on Saturday still looking for a first win of the season and hoping there will be no backlash against such an influential member of his dressing room.The Spaniard said: “We met Mike Ashley – and they didn’t know him – for a dinner that was supposed to create a good atmosphere, so his first impression is something that you cannot control.“But I think his message, apart from that that you can have an opinion on, is just try to keep everybody together, try to work hard. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in Januarylast_img read more

first_imgTobin’s Garage in Letterkenny are looking to recruit.The multiple award winning Tobin’s service station is seeking to recruit staff to become part of their hardworking and dynamic team.Management at Tobin’s are looking to fill TWO job positions with vacancies for a Part-time Cashier/Shop assistant and Deli assistant required.Part-time Cashier/ Shop Assistant Duties will include receiving payments from customers and forecourt staff.Flexibility is essential as working hours will include evenings and weekends.You will also be required to stock shelves and maintain a clean and tidy environment in the store.Previous retail customer service experience is essential. Part-time Deli AssistantPrevious experience in food service is desirable.Deli opening hours are Mon-Sat 7.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.Applicants must be reliable with a mature attitude and demonstrate:• A passion for the delivery of excellent customer service • Enjoy working as part of a high performance team• An ability to learn quickly• An ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environment• A flexible attitude to working hours. Applicants MUST be over 18 years of age.Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.Please forward an up to date CV and cover letter stating which position you are applying for to:Eddie TobinTobin’s Service Station,Port Road,LetterkennyOr email:tobins@indigo.ieClosing date for applications is 5.30pm Wed 11th March 2015JOB VACANCIES: AWARD WINNING SERVICE STATION SEEKING TO RECRUIT SHOP AND DELI ASSISTANTS was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:jobsnewslast_img read more

first_img(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 1Welch, Vigneron and Parker, “The cause of colouration in the ctenophore Beroë cucumis,” Current Biology, Volume 15, Issue 24, 24 December 2005, Pages R985-R986. Watch for these on the next undersea nature program on TV; the light show truly is “spectacular” as the authors describe it (click here for an image gallery, but to be fully appreciated, the lights must be seen in action).  Ctenophore lighting is another “useless” wonder of nature that appears to be overkill simply for evading predators.  The world is a vast treasure chest of ingenious solutions to physical problems that challenge our own intelligence to understand.  Approaching these phenomena from a design perspective not only helps explain them, but also leads to what Francis Bacon called experimenta fructifera, fruitful experiments that can improve our lives.  For more thoughts by William Dembski on intelligent design and biomimetics, particularly regarding the Vorticella spring (12/13/2005), see Uncommon Descent. There is a marine animal like a jellyfish that puts on one of the most dazzling light shows in nature.  Some ctenophores, or comb jellies, can send multi-colored pulses of light that radiate down their sides in a rainbow of colors.  If you’ve ever seen one of these on a TV nature show, you were probably stunned and asked, How does it do that?  Three scientists from Oxford and Paris were intrigued by the “spectacular iridescence” of these comb jellies and decided to find out.  The first thing they found out was that nobody had ever explained it before.     Their investigation, published in Current Biology,1 concluded that the effect is part photochemical and part structural.  The animals have rows of specialized cilia associated with light-producing (bioluminescent) organs.  The cilia are arranged in precise formations such that they act as “photonic crystals” that can concentrate particular wavelengths of light (this mechanism also operates in bird feathers and butterfly wings; see 11/18/2005).  The color seen by an observer depends on the angle of the photonic crystals along the line of sight.  As the cilia beat in synchronized patterns down the sides, this angle changes, causing the colors to change in wavy patterns down their sides.  The result is a dazzling undersea light show: Our results show that the observed colouration of the ctenophore Beroë cucumis can be explained by the structure described, which operates as a photonic crystal.  This is the first time a photonic crystal composed of cilia has been reported.  The parallelogrammatic cilial packing is also new: the two-dimensional photonic crystals previously described have had hexagonally, squarely or rectangularly packed components.     Remarkably, our results indicate that this structure is optimised not only for reflection of ambient light to generate bright colouration across the visible spectrum, but also to transmit light of wavelengths around that of the organism’s bioluminescence. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)     Since ctenophores lack eyes, the scientists figure these function as a deterrent to predators.  The researchers hope by learning about the design of these light-producing structures, inventors might find useful applications: “A photonic crystal is a rare type of colour-producing structure,” they said, “composed of a regularly repeating structure with dimensions a fraction of the wavelength of light, complex optical properties and large commercial potential.”last_img read more

first_imgAs a business owner, you must understand that creating awareness for your brand, product or services online and converting this awareness into actual product sales or service registrations are two different things.The latter entails that you have a compelling business structure that would convince potential customers into giving your product a trial and ensure that they become loyal customers.It is increasingly challenging to transform potential customers to loyal ones since the rate at which businesses are subscribing to digitization is explosive. There is just too many offers and contents online that could rob you of your clients in the blink of an eye.As such, business owners are beginning to turn to innovative technologies, particularly AI and IoT, that would give them an edge in this increasingly competitive terrain. Bearing this in mind, it comes as no surprise that a survey revealed that the availability of AI encourages 50% of consumers to spend more.In this article, we will take a look at 10 ways businesses are already maximizing the innovative power of AI and IoT for business conversions in 2019.1. Customer Data AnalyticsBefore the introduction of AI and IoT, businesses often find it difficult to utilize the data they collect from consumers. More baffling is the fact that companies had this ever-growing pool of data that could give them insight on innovative ways to increase their profits and it was wasting away.In the aftermath of the commercialization of these technologies, we have seen how valuable data has become to businesses because they now have the tools to analyze it and therefore help them develop strategic models that would impact their conversion rate.2. Personalized MarketingWith the help of intuitive analytics that AI and IoT bring to the table, businesses can now create advertising contents for individual customers.You can use different data like the customer’s location, search history, and lifestyle to identify the best range of products or service plans to market to them. As such, this sort of personalized approach exponentially increases potential customers’ chances of visiting your website and actively engaging with your services or making purchases.3. Customized EmailsGone are the days when business owners dispatch the same email content to their clients. Today, establishing customer loyalty entails an advanced level of commitment that highlights how much you value your customer base.Apparently, business owners are aware that gestures as simple as personalizing emails will go a long way to establish their customers’ trust in their commitment to serve them. In light of this, it is now common for businesses to employ AI and IoT to both analyze and identify factors like the best email frequency, the most appropriate time of the day to send emails to each client and the right title to use.4. ChatbotsRelying on human labor to offer 24/7 customer service to potential clients and the established ones is often inefficient and costly. As a result, businesses have opted for AI-powered chatbots that give swift and relevant responses to queries on their websites and other social media networks.These chatbots come with machine learning and IoT-enabled data pooling systems that give them the ability to tackle open questions. This new trend has led expert to forecast that the Chatbot market would worth a whopping $1.25 billion by 2025.5. Account SecurityIn light of the various data breaches that have disabled consumers’ trust over the years, businesses, especially the ones offering service accounts, are using AI and IoT to protect accounts from hackers. As such, we have seen more businesses adopt 2FA for a more formidable identity verification system.6. Predictive AnalysisPredictive analysis is the use of data and AI applications in forecasting the probability of a prospective client is becoming an active customer as well as to identify individuals that could spend more if effectively motivated.This information helps businesses identify marketing targets and also quote prices that would improve their conversion rate.7. PSD2 Compliant Payment SystemsNew regulations in Europe, The Second Payment Directives (PSD2), demands that retailers must have payment systems that enable Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).As a result, payment security experts have introduced new AI/IoT systems that autonomously assess the risk level of transactions and instantaneously proffer a suitable mode of authentication. For retailers, this will make their payment system less susceptible to hacks while reducing unprocessed checkouts.8. User ExperienceUser experience is one of the significant factors to consider as a business owner before you create a website as it determines users’ ability or inability to seamlessly navigate your site. And with the advent of AI and IoT, user experience has suddenly become more sophisticated.Presently, businesses are using these technologies to automatically curate the services, prices, and contents that tends to attract each user based on the data collected about them.9. Content CreationFor businesses that offer users subscription plans to access the latest news content and other forms of contents, AI, as well as IoT, has become an essential tool in this highly competitive industry. Already, news websites have started using IoT to access real-time information while employing AI to utilize existing templates for writing new contents.10. Voice Search CompatibilitySearch Engine Optimization (SEO) and voice search, which is becoming important, are factors that determine the number of organic traffic websites generates.While both factors are strongly tied to AI, content optimization is also increasingly leaning towards AI-enabled solutions in order to construct marketing contents that conform with the latest search trends that tend to rely on conversational keywords rather than long-tail keywords.ConclusionThe above are some of the ways highly informed businesses have been taking advantage of the wave of AI and IoT. Review the above AI-enable solutions, find where your business is lacking and strive to equip your business with the right tools. Make sure you have data recovery and study all AI and IoT solution as soon as possible. The wave of AI and IoT only gets better from here. AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Joseph ChukwubeEntrepreneur, Digital Marketer, Blogger Tags:#AI#business automation#business efficiency#Business Intelligence#enterprise IoT Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Consultant, Joseph Chukwube is the Founder of Digitage. He’s highly enthusiastic about all things business and technology, and he shares informative resources to help businesses and consumers stay informed, safer, and smarter online. Want to say hi? Shoot him an email at joseph@digitage.net AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Follow the Puck Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

first_imgThe Big 12 announced yesterday that Emmanuel Ogbah earned a share of the Big 12 defensive player of the week. On Tuesday, Emmanuel Ogbah earned the distinction of the AutoNation National Defensive Player of the Week as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. He is also the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, it was announced today.Ogbah leads the Big 12 and ranks fourth nationally with 7.5 sacks. His 11.0 tackles for loss leads the Big 12 and ranks fifth in the nation.“You watch the games on Sundays and see the beating that NFL quarterbacks take and you wonder why in the world anyone would want to be an NFL quarterback these days. Well, Emmanuel Ogbah creates that for us,” Mike Gundy said earlier this week.The #EManOKST train is on a roll.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Owen says Liverpool will have too much ‘pace and aggression’ for Man Utdby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMichal Owen believes Liverpool will have too much “pace and aggression” for Manchester United when the two clubs face off this week.”Manchester United have won just two of their last 13 league games (D5 L6) and a barometer of their performance at St James’ Park last time was that central defender Harry Maguire had more touches (4) in the Magpies penalty area than any other United player,” Owen told BetVictor.”Liverpool will equal Manchester City’s record of 18 successive league wins if they win at Old Trafford. “Jurgen Klopp’s side have ridden their luck in recent weeks, but I expect them to have too much pace and aggression for this United side, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hopeful that he can call on the services of at least a couple of his key players returning from injury or illness.” last_img read more