first_imgTags:#Meural How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … The ReadWrite reviews team provides reviews on the latest and greatest technologies, services, and products.For all review inquiries please email Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… At first all I wanted was to be able to purchase something wonderful and uplifting for my bedroom wall. Then the goal was — if we could just find a piece that was inspirational above the desk in the den — that would be enough.Soon, we realized that we spent much more time in the living-room and to be real — so did our friends. Was I trying to be inspired myself — or show what great taste I had — to the friends? Let’s get real — artwork fills all of these “needs.” I decided to tryout Meural.“Life Imitates Art”– But Do You Want It To?Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Well, I sure didn’t want the peeps at work losing themselves in art. “Lose yourself in the next tech project, please — this is a tech company.” If you’re a writer, “Lose yourself in getting that article written — or the editing done. Hey devs — get those complaints and fixes finished, and the updates logged — don’t look at the art.”There are many beloved statements about art online and about the huge benefits of including these pieces in our lives. They are wonderful. However, I decided to merely hang up a Meural, and see what happened.The Baby Bum In The Bathtub.If you were one of those kids who “became a person” in the age of the rotating family pictures inside a frame on an end table–you will relate to this feeling. Remember the real trick to these abominations was to come in the door from school and toss your bookbag in front of it quickly. “Please,” you halfway prayed, “don’t let the friends see my two-year-old-butt in the bathtub.”If you were unlucky, you were also terrorized by these frames in the parents room, family room and the pool-table room. It would be very difficult to study and graph the ptsd these little gems may have caused through the years. With the beautiful Meural — you are welcome to help your children become “tough” if you would like — baby-bum and all. But, we found the best place to hang our Meural was in our office setting.A Way To Connect And Embrace Culture In The Office SettingAt the office we all became obsessed with the Meural — but everyone had a different idea of what they wanted to have come-up on the screen. Finally, we said each person could pick five items to add to the frame.Being in “charge” of the office atmosphere, the “correct” thing to have was to have inspiring entrepreneurial sayings, quotes, and pictures. Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos, Mary Grove, Mary Barra, Derek Andersen, Elon Musk, Dave Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg.  My mind went completely wild — I got the most impressive array of fantastically motivational and stimulating quotes. I can tell you there were more than five. But — I was the boss.The TeamOne team in our co-working office space had uplifting quotes. One of the women added a canvas painting from some art museum she’d found online. Someone else had heard that you could add a selfie to the Meural from your phone — why, yes you can.What About Offensive Pictures, Displays, ItemsOne person was offended by a painting — it was a Degas — some ballerinas, of course. Do ballerinas belong in a tech world? Come to find out — everything belongs in the tech world. Photos by Ansel Adams, Quotes from Shakespeare, Don Quixote, and Buddha. Pictures of fast cars, wrinkled men’s faces, code, computers, a kids soccer game, gamer trappings — especially if that is the game you are currently winning, wood carvings, modern art, not so modern art, sculptures, and I could go on and on.But if you don’t like a piece that is up there on the wall as you pass by — guess what? You can swoosh your hand in front of it and the pic will change, immediately. Soon the Meural will know which pics or painting you personally don’t like and it will change the pic as you are entering the room. Perfect.You Can’t Please EveryoneThe saying that says something about we can’t please everyone, is totally true — except in the case of the Meural. Every person in the office has added many more than five items. I’d say more like 25. I put in 50 quotes and and don’t care if that bothers someone. My quotes are exhilarating, heartening, modern — and some are exclusive to me.It has been shocking and revealing to realize that I didn’t even really know these people I’ve worked with for years. Stories are told that we have never heard before. “Bro, what did you put a pic of a 1950’s toaster up on the Meural for?” “Well, that was sold in my grandfather’s small appliance store in Wyoming,” he said. Then Occ brought one of these beauties (a 1976 toaster with a flag on it, for the bicentennial that year) — into the office for us to use.Let’s Add To ThisThe Meural has lots of software that you can get online to find pretty much anything you would ever want to look at or display. But,the magic is to see how employees have added to this collection of interesting thoughts, pics, and items. Our coworking space friends have added to the art pieces — now THAT is inspiring.Right now, I just looked over there — on a plain bright yellow background — there are the words GET — A POO EMOJI — DONE. Simple, maybe not cute, per se, but hey — that’s coolio. Love it. Russian dancers, fishing in Alaska, and yes, the Degas ballerinas. All of this art is speaking to someone in this room. Frankly, it really does help us get shit done. How to Get Started in China and Have Success ReadWrite Product Reviewslast_img read more

first_imgThere seems to be some kind of a jinx for me at the Olympics opening ceremonies.In Beijing, after filing my report, a colleague of mine and I hired a taxi back. The only way to get back to your rented flat was show the driver your address printed in Chinese and then be at his mercy.That night, on August 8, 2008, the driver was a woman. As she tossed the Hyundai Elantra on the road, it was scary. After a half hour ride the two of us realised it was better to jump out of the cab at a red light as she was doing rounds of the same area and her GPRS wasn’t working!Before the next cabbie could stop, we jumped into his car and told him to speed us back home.On Friday night, it was again the same trauma. After the opening ceremony ended in London at 1245am, the Indian media trooped out of the stadium having been treated to some fantastic music.The ride to the Main Press Centre in the double decker bus was just about  10 minutes. However, after a short run, there was a loud thud and we heard glass crashing!My first reaction was if some kind of shrapnel had hit us. I ran up the bus stair and saw two men in a state of shock. The bus roof had hit a huge vertical pole, on which was marked “Maximum height 3.9 metres.”The glass window had crashed and I rushed to help two mediamen from abroad. It was a scary exercise trying to remove the broken glass pieces from their scalp. For the first gentleman, it was sheer trauma. I told him not to worry as I removed three glass pieces and then used my kerchief to dust off any other glass powder which may have been there.The second person, who had been sitting next to him, was also scared out of his wits. I ran my finger through his hair and no damage had been done.Once we were out of the bus, the cops were shouting to us, “get onto the gravel area.” For a moment, I felt an F1 driver stranded in a gravel trap though without having been at the wheels of a speed demon.Once we got to the Main Press Centre in the next bus, there was a bigger disaster. Volunteers’ nerves were frayed and one of them I spoke to said she was American and there was no bus to take us to Stratford.Being bold, I decided to walk out to hire a cab. Three of us from New Delhi were together and in the cold night it was scary. Cabs were not to be seen and suddenly the miles we had walked seemed futile.Lager louts were looking at me and it was scary as the laptop and wallet could have easily been snatched away. More crude Londoners also looked at us and there was no help. I was given half a dozen radio cab numbers and none worked. One chap said the wait would be one hour!For once, I felt the Easy Cab and Meru service in New Delhi is not so bad at all.Finally I realised, it was 3 am and finding transport back home was futile. The only option was walking back to the Main Press Centre, and it was almost 345am. I could see dawn breaking again.Having gone without food and water for hours, I almost collapsed in my working the chair. It was just too traumatic after such a hectic day.And it also made me realise that when we held the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, the media bus shuttles worked much better.To come to London and not be connected at 2am by public transport is terrible. Those journalists who walked back using the GPRS in their phones said it was madness.And now that I have made the Main Press Centre a home for one night , I am dying to get back to my apartment. Deprived of food and sleep and sitting on deadlines, it has been very challenging.I guess I love the job so much I will keep on doing it.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img“In addition, what rights India will be entitled to after”In addition, what rights India will be entitled to after it enters the SCO will be determined by the existing members. Against this backdrop, India taking a consistent stance with China and Russia in diplomatic matters will facilitate its accession to the SCO and help it better play its role within this regional framework.”This may be part of Indias consideration,” the article said adding that India at the same time agreed to share military logistics with the US.”By joining the communique in support of Chinas stance on the South China Sea, India seemingly tries to strike a diplomatic balance at a high level. Yet it doesnt connote any change in Indias diplomatic intentions to seek a balance between powers,” it said.”Indias moves to substantively bolster the US in military cooperation and meanwhile disappoint the latter right before the South China Sea arbitration outcome is released indicates the duality of Indias policy. They show that India also takes a two-sided stance in dealing with China,” it said. PTI KJV KUNlast_img read more

first_imgWith 14 points from 11 games, Delhi Capitals (DC) are sitting pretty at the second place in the points table in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League and the best part about the team’s journey is how it hasn’t banked on individual performances.If Rishabh Pant has shone with the bat in one game, pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has fired the team to victory in another. Not to forget some of the quality knocks from the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw.Speaking during a promotional event in the Capital, veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra said that the collective effort of the boys is the reason behind the team’s success this season. “It’s been a collective effort of the team. No doubt they (Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly) have had an effect on our performance. They keep sharing their valuable inputs with the team and are always helping the youngsters.”We are not dependent on any particular individual. Everyone is performing in one match or the other and is contributing towards the success of the team,” he added.Happy I am being able to perform for my team: ShawReflecting on his performance in this IPL edition so far, opener Shaw said what matters for him is not his individual performance but the results. Besides a brilliant 99 against Kolkata Knight Riders, Shaw has not played many big knocks. “Each player wants to perform in every match he plays. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. If I am not able to perform in a given match, I leave that behind. I am not a person who will think about the past. I go match by match.advertisementAnd even though I am not scoring 50s and 100s, I am happy that I am performing my role which is to give a good start to the team and score as many runs and possible in the powerplay overs.”Delhi Capitals had a convincing win against Kings XI Punjab in their last game on April 22. They will next face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday.When asked if this break of five days between the games will affect their momentum, Rabada, who is currently the Purple Cap holder, said: “Currently, there is a lot of positivity in the team. We are focusing on positives rather than looking for our mistakes and weaknesses. So, we are taking this break as time to relax and focus on our strengths and thus it is a welcome one.”Also Read | Would have been dropped a long time ago in my previous team: Shane WatsonAlso Read | Way Shane Watson batted we couldn’t really do much: Bhuvneshwar Kumar after CSK beat SRHAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgMohammed Shami became the 2nd Indian after Chetan Sharma to take a hat-trick in World Cups. Chetan Sharma had achieved the milestone in 1987 against New Zealand.Mohammed Shami replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was injured during India’s victory over Pakistan. Shami bowled a splendid spell – he gave away only 6 runs in 4 overs including a wicket.Shami really made the game-changing difference in the last over of the match.An instant classic.#CWC19 | #INDvAFG World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 22, 2019India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs in a tense finish in Southampton during their World Cup 2019 encounter on Saturday. Having been set 225 to win in 50 overs, Afghanistan required 16 to win off the final over bowled by Shami.After being hit for a boundary off the 1st ball, Shami started firing yorkers and dismissed the well-set Mohammad Nabi, getting him caught at long-on by Hardik Pandya. Over the next two balls, Shami unleashed 2 lethal yorkers which crashed into the stumps of Aftab Alam and Mujeeb ur Rahman respectively to bring a swift end to Afghanistan’s pursuit.Mohammed Shami dismissed Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman off consecutive balls in the final over as India secured a thrilling win. Shami finished with 4 wickets for 40 runs off 9.5 overs. India now have a total of 9 points from 5 games and are still unbeaten in the tournament.Previous Hat-tricks in World Cup:Chetan Sharma, 1987Saqlain Mushtaq, 1999Chaminda Vaas, 2003Brett Lee, 2003Lasith Malinga, 2007 (4 in 4)Kemar Roach, 2011Lasith Malinga, 2011Steven Finn, 2015JP Duminy, 2015Also Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick seals thrilling win for India over AfghanistanAlso Read | From 237 not out to golden duck: Martin Guptill’s contrasting fortunes vs West Indies in 2 World Cupsadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAhead of the much-awaited India-England clash in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli backed wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni on Saturday, saying that the whole team trusts Dhoni’s judgement in the middle overs.His remarks come as Dhoni has been criticised over the past few days over his slow strike-rate during the middle overs period. Dhoni came under severe criticism over his slow innings during the Afghanistan match. In the match against West Indies, Dhoni took his time, but he was able to capitalise in the final over of the innings.”I think I have said it after the last game he knows what he needs to do, he cannot be told what to do, we believe in MS Dhoni and he’s stood for the team every single time we are very happy with how the batting is going,” Kohli told reporters during the pre-match conference.Virat Kohli on MS Dhoni: He knows exactly what he needs to do.I don’t think he’s ever been a cricketer that’s ever had the need to be told what he needs to do. Lot of things happen on outside,what we experience&what we know inside the change room is the most important thing to us (@ANI) June 29, 2019Men in Blue’s pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a hamstring injury during the team’s match against Pakistan on June 16 and he was ruled for two-three matches. The seam-bowler is close to achieving his close fitness, but with Mohammed Shami springing good performances, Kohli said it would be a headache to choose between these two once’s Bhuvneshwar achieves full fitness.advertisement”Bhuvi is a world-class bowler, Shami in the last year has come around so well – he’s fitter and picking wickets – he has that hunger. Bhuvi is recovering fast but it’s a headache to have and we will take a call as per situation,” Kohli said.Indian team would be sporting orange jersey against England. In India, political scuffle has broken out between various parties over the saffronisation of the jersey. Kohli said that the jersey is quite nice but he added that the team won’t be sporting it permanently as they bleed blue.”I quite like it. It’s right up there and my jersey number would be eight most probably. It looks nice, the contrast is really nice. I do not think we would permanently sport this jersey, as blue is our colour,” Kohli said.Virat Kohli on India’s jersey for #IndvsEng: I like it,contrast is really nice. It’s a nice change,for one game it’s fine.I don’t think permanently we’ll be heading in that direction, blue has always been our color.We’re very proud to wear it. Looking at occasion,it’s a smart kit (@ANI) June 29, 2019England finds themselves in a must-win situation against India as they have lost their previous two matches against Sri Lanka and Australia. Kohli said it’s a bit surprising to see England perform like this, but he said pressure has a funny way of taking its toll on the team.”We are very excited about tomorrow’s match. Everyone is a bit surprised by England’s performance. We thought they will dominate in their conditions. But pressure is a massive factor in the World Cup. I have played in two World Cup’s so I know how pressure can take its toll. Anyone can beat anyone, we got a scare from Afghanistan,” Kohli said.England players have been constantly saying that the pitch conditions were not up to their in this World Cup. however, Kohli said that he did not have any expectations regarding the pitch conditions and said batsmen need to find ways for scoring runs.”We did not come here with any type of expectations with the pitch conditions. You have to find ways for scoring runs. Our focus is to do the basic things right, the more you attach emotion to your performance, then it can hamper your performance on the field,” Kohli said.India are now the number one ranked team in the ICC ODI team rankings, but Kohli opined that team rankings do not matter as such and if the side is able to achieve the top spot after a good season, then it’s a good feeling.”No one can aim for any kind of ranking, if you finish at the number one spot in the team’s rankings after a whole season, it feels very good, I think that’s all there is in terms of rankings,” Kohli said.advertisementVijay Shankar, who has been playing at number four spot has failed to score big runs for the team. He has gotten starts but he has not been able to convert them into big scores. Kohli said that he’s confident about Shankar’s performance.”We are very confident about Shankar. He had a decent game against Pakistan, he looked really assured against Afghanistan. You cannot pinpoint things against him, there is not much that needs to be taken care of. He is in a good head space,” Kohli said.India have won all their matches in the World Cup so far and they are the only unbeaten side in the tournament. The team is currently placed at the second position in the World Cup standings with 11 points.Men in Blue next take on England in Edgbaston on June 30.Also Read | Virat Kohli rates Team India’s orange jersey 8 out of 10: I quite like itAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Dear Virat and Ravi, please don’t drop Vijay Shankar, tweets Kevin PietersenAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Team India ‘ready to rumble’ vs England in new orange jerseylast_img read more

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Bibiana Steinhaus: female referee who stood up to Pep is ready for Bundesliga La Liga Share on Facebook Bayern Munich get help from VAR to see off Leverkusen in Bundesliga opener In Germany, Borussia Dortmund started their season with a 3-0 win at Wolfsburg. Dortmund’s new coach, Peter Bosz, had promised attractive, attacking football and his team delivered on his Bundesliga debut.There was more good news for Dortmund with Mario Götze making his comeback after half a year out following a metabolic disorder and the Germany international set up Christian Pulisic after 22 minutes for the first goal. Marc Bartra doubled the lead five minutes later as the visitors charged past a dazed Wolfsburg defence at will. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, last season’s Bundesliga top scorer, added a third on the hour to take Dortmund top of the nascent table, above Bayern Munich, 3-1 winners at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. European club football Serie A news Atlético Madrid Girona looked set to enjoy a dream top-flight debut when Cristhian Stuani rose to head in a sweeping cross from Alex Granell midway through the first half and three minutes later showed his predator’s instinct to nod in a loose ball from close range. Griezmann was then dismissed for two successive bookings, one for diving to try to win a penalty and another for dissent.But Ángel Correa pulled one back for Atlético with a long-range strike in the 78th minute and José Giménez then beat the Girona goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz to Koke’s chipped free-kick to head Atlético level in the 85th minute and cap a thrilling encounter at the Estadi Montilivi.In Italy, Juventus began their quest for a seventh successive Serie A title with a 3-0 home win over Cagliari after the Sardinians missed a penalty awarded with the help of the video assistant referee. Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuaín scored in the opening match of the season, but the game could have taken a different course if Diego Farias had converted a spot‑kick for Cagliari when they were 1-0 behind, awarded just before half-time. His weak kick was saved easily by Gianluigi Buffon. Share on WhatsApp Atlético Madrid demonstrated their remarkable team spirit to come roaring back from two goals and a man down to draw 2-2 at promoted Girona, after Antoine Griezmann had been sent off for the first time in his career. Cagliari Topics The Observer Read more Girona Share via Email Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Messenger Reuse this content Juventuslast_img read more

first_img Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn To the disappointment of many, this years Basel Fair 2015 seemed lackluster.  Brands made their annual releases and upgrades, but very few pieces created any real buzz.  Rolex, always greatly anticipated, had their fans feeling let down.  The previous year, there were multiple releases that turned Rolex enthusiasts on their heads.  There was the Pepsi GMT Master in white gold, the Milgauss blue dial, and the Deep Sea Sea Dweller James Cameron piece.  This year, just one piece really gave Rolex fans something to pause on, The Yachtmaster Everose Gold.The Yachtmaster has been around for plenty of years with not much change.  The most recent update came when a blue dial was added to their steel with platinum bezel piece.  This years update is way more drastic.  For the first time, Rolex is offering a stock rubber strap on a piece.  This black rubber strap attached to the classic 40mm now rose gold case is a big change for Rolex; a brand mainly known for metal bracelets.  To accompany this black rubber strap, the sporty bezel bearing raised numerals has now been produced in matte ceramic.  Paired with a black dial and rose hands and markers, this piece does not lack style points.Rolex is not reinventing the wheel here.  There have been an influx of rose gold pieces with black bezels over the last ten years.  Starting with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad and continuing in brands like Ulysses Nardin with the Maxi Marine Diver and Hublot with the Big Bang, black on gold is a proven combination.  Rolex may be late to the party but that does not discredit this piece.  Introducing their loyal consumer to a new segment with this rubber strap, coined “OysterFlex”,  is clearly paving the way for future models to offer the same sporty band option.  Where RubberB had the market cornered, Rolex has taken it upon itself to keep its loyalists in house and offer what so many have been waiting for.  Considering Rolex did not make many waves at Basel this year, the new Yachtmaster will surely ride high once released.  Having just landed in the U.S> with an MSRP of $24,950, these are already flying out of Rolex cases.  Comfortable and new to the lineup, Rolex has reshaped this classic line. Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Golast_img read more

first_imgThe Global Poverty Project (GPP) has teamed up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to offer the opportunity for one lucky winner plus a guest to meet UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez at GPP’s Global Festival on September 29 in Central Park.Gomez will be participating in the Global Festival, a multi-faceted event that celebrates achievements made towards eliminating extreme poverty. By signing the UNICEF petition on that demonstrates support for UNICEF’s efforts to bring about a day when zero children die of preventable causes, festival attendees will be entered into the sweepstakes to meet and have their photo taken with Gomez. UNICEF addresses the root causes of extreme poverty, working for the survival and development of children around the world.“Every day, 21,000 children die from causes we can prevent,” said UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez. “I stand with UNICEF in believing that number should be zero. I am excited to participate in the days’ activities and hope that people will take action to help save kids’ lives.”Recording artist, actress, and designer Selena Gomez was appointed UNICEF Ambassador in September 2009. Since then, Gomez has played an active role in advocating for the world’s most vulnerable children by participating in numerous campaigns, events, and initiatives on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Most recently, Gomez supported UNICEF’s emergency campaign to save lives in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa where there is currently a nutrition crisis.“We are thrilled that the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Selena Gomez are participating in the Global Festival. It is the young leaders, like Selena, who truly have the ability to motivate millions of people to take action and eradicate poverty within our generation,” said Hugh Evans, CEO The Global Poverty Project.The winner of the sweepstakes will be chosen at random from among those with tickets to the Global Festival who sign the petition from September 5-18. The winner will receive two complimentary passes for the meet-and-greet with Gomez. To learn more about the rules and regulations of the sweepstakes or to enter, visit the UNICEF petition.Global Festival, which will feature a cross-section of content and actions about international health and development issues, will culminate with a free ticketed concert featuring headliners Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys, supported by Band of Horses and K’naan. The event has been timed to create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York, when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgREMA TIP TOP Service Management offers intelligent solutions to increase the profitability and productivity of conveyor systems. At bauma 2016, the REMA MCube monitoring system was firstly introduced. Three years later, the German company says it is supplementing its product and service portfolio via radar-based sensor systems & cloud-based service management with REMA CCube “and thus the digital twin of the real system allow precise monitoring and virtual controlling from the company headquarters, regardless of manual on-site inspections. The worldwide digital networking and monitoring of conveyor systems is in high demand and offers improved availability to operators.”One of the central challenges in the mining industry is to increase the profitability of the plants, which requires little downtime and long service life. This is where REMA TIP TOP says its service management comes in, offering intelligent solutions to maximise the profitability and productivity of conveyor systems. “Our products REMA MCube and REMA CCube are modern tools for the efficient maintenance of complex systems,” says Thomas Moser, Product Manager at REMA TIP TOP. The systems provide ongoing monitoring or control measurements of critical equipment parameters at regular intervals, depending on customer needs, and can thus make a significant contribution to scheduling maintenance stops and reducing production downtime.“We want to prevent unplanned downtimes in any case,” said Moser. “In line with our philosophy: avoid anything uncontrollable and control everything unavoidable.” With the modern sensor technology of REMA MCube and the associated software REMA CCube, REMA TIP TOP additionally offers a unique system for predictive monitoring and maintenance of conveyor systems: the digital twin. The customer’s conveyor system is digitally reconstructed with all its details, allowing each individual station of the conveyor process to be remotely monitored and optimised. Thanks to digital and cloud-based monitoring, plant operators can detect and correct critical loads at an early stage to prevent expensive damage or, in the event of premature failure, even entire plant components.One of the conditions for successful controlling is a detailed sensor technology on the system. Therefore, REMA TIP TOP exclusively offers radar-based measurements of volume, speed and misalignment on the conveyor belt for the first time. “So far, the planning of loading units with volume limitation was difficult as a volume measurement was technically not feasible. Only in the event of major deviations, conventional, mechanical systems gave alert to the operator. A millimetre accurate and versatile monitoring is now possible per radar, which significantly increases the quality and the possibilities of controlling tools such as the digital twin.”In addition to the lifetime of the system, productivity can also be optimised. REMA MCube’s RFID Belt Rip Detection System can significantly reduce the downtime for unexpected damage, such as a longitudinal rip in the belt. At speeds of up to 15 m/s and ambient temperatures of -40 to +70 degrees Celsius, the RFID antennas detect early belt damage and cause an automatic shutdown of the system. This leads to a reduced damage length and a faster repair – a crucial aspect for ensuring the availability of main conveyor lines and thus the productivity of the entire system.“Currently, the system is already used worldwide in numerous conveyor systems and is in high demand in all areas of the bulk material industry, such as the cement industry, coal or ore mining. As a global company with over 6,900 employees and more than 150 subsidiaries and affiliates, REMA TIP TOP can provide the proactive maintenance service package in many countries around the world. Regional companies thus benefit from the worldwide experience, while global corporations are receiving a uniform and digitally networked solution of consistent quality for all company divisions and plants.”last_img read more

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan walk over a “Help” message painted on a concrete floor. (Wong Maye-E/PA Images)IRISHLabour Senator Jimmy Harte is in a critical condition in hospital after he was found with serious head injuries in the early hours of the morning.The ASTI said they could not recommend their members accept the Haddington Road deal.Tesco recalled ice-cream they sold in their stores as a ‘precautionary measure’ after two customers found painkillers in two individual cones.The CEO of GOAL has labelled the international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace.An ESRI report confirmed today that the state’s energy campaign costing €10 million had no impact.The man accused of the murder of Michael Gannon appeared in court today.PSNI in Newry investigating an attack on a man caught two men cleaning blood off themselves.Over 2,000 people have signed a petition calling on a judge to resign.Minister Richard Bruton is leading 42 Irish companies and colleges on a trade mission to India.Minister Brian Hayes said today that it is in Ireland’s national interest that Britain remains a full member of the European Union.A €29 million investment into a new marine renewable energy research centre has created 77 jobs.WORLD#LIBYA: At least 31 people were killed in a gun attack.#UK: The UK’s Cyber-Crime unit has issued an urgent warning that computers across Europe are being attacked by “ransomware”.#ITALY: Silvio Berlusconi has reached out to former allies in a hope to form an alliance.INNOVATIONHere’s how the European Space Agency summed up its week in pictures. [ESA]The Skully P1 motorcycle helmet has integrated technology which could change how bikers ride. [CNET]PARTING SHOTWithout the glare of the city lights, you can actually do some star-gazing. reader Dave Gowan captured this view of the sky over Carrickmacross in County Monaghan.Here’s What Happened Yesterday>last_img read more

first_img By Sarah Jane Murphy THE RETRIAL OF a child-minder charged with causing serious harm to a ten-month-old baby has collapsed because of a juror researching the case on the internet.Minutes after the jury had retired to consider their verdict following the conclusion of closing speeches, a juror requested to speak to Judge Martin Nolan about “a matter of concern.”The juror said that earlier today, during initial discussions about evidence in the case, the jury foreman disclosed to her that she had googled background information regarding one of the witnesses in the case.“I now feel that I am personally tainted, and that I can’t go in there and deliberate,” she said.After confirming with the jury foreman that she had googled the witness, Judge Nolan told the jury he was discharging it.Sandra Higgins (36) of The Beeches, Drumgola Wood, Cavan town, Co Cavan had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby at her home on 28 March 2012.It is the State’s case that on that day the baby was subjected to an assault sometime between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm, when the defendant presented the child for treatment at Cavan General Hospital suffering from seizures, a detached retina, hemorrhaging in the eye and a traumatic brain injury.RetrialThis was a retrial after a jury in the first trial failed to reach a verdict. The court heard that the Director of Public Prosecutions will now consider whether to go for a third trial.Judge Nolan said he’d like the Director to consider the matter carefully given what occurred.“It’s automatic that in modern society people conduct internet searches. Everyone has a laptop,” he said.Before discharging the jury Judge Nolan told the jury foreman that he indicated that jurors should not look up the case on the internet.“You disobeyed my instruction,” Judge Nolan said. The judge thanked the jury for it’s time during the six day trial and added that it is “with great reluctance” that he discharge them.He also praised the juror who brought the matter to his attention, saying that it took courage. The judge said the defendant is entitled to a fair trial and “the people of Ireland are entitled to have trials conducted fairly.”Judge Nolan remanded Sandra Higgins on continuing bail, and said the case will be dealt with on 11 May.“It is a matter of great importance that the matter be dealt with expeditiously,” he said.Comments are closed as the matter is before the courts. Childminder retrial collapses after juror researches it on the internet The Director of Public Prosecutions will now consider whether to go for a third trial. Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Tuesday 2 May 2017, 5:24 PM No Comments Share Tweet Email 25,653 Views May 2nd 2017, 5:24 PM Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgHe admits his disbelief that the 64-year-old continues to be ignored by the FAI in a managerial or coaching position.He says that the manager’s unshakable belief, motivation, player-management and tactical cuteness all came together meaning Ireland could perform against world football’s best young talent. Not just perform, but succeed too. “Brian asked if I could do a job at right back. I would have played anywhere for him.” Source: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO“It’s not like we were a team of superstars,” says Cummins. “It’s not like seven or eight of us went on to have massive careers in the senior national team. It just goes to show that he had a group of players and he got the best out of them.“I think it’s a shame that Brian isn’t still involved. I think there has to be a position somewhere within the FAI at some level for him to have that influence again. To bring that level of success and produce the next Damien Duff and give players the chance to develop under his style.If Brian had time – he had us for a month to six weeks – if he had time and that level of input into a group of lads at a certain age group for a number of years – I’m sure long-term he would be a big success.”Malaysia 1997, like all major youth tournaments, produced a litany of superstars. Ireland were knocked out at the semi-finals by an Argentina side which featured Pablo Aimar, Juan Román Riquelme and Esteban Cambiasso.Cummins swapped for Aimar’s shirt, but gave it away.“Yep I’ve got Pablo Aimar’s shirt,” he laughs. “I gave it to my brother because of the bad memories.It was strange because it wasn’t after the game. We were in the same hotel and I saw him and knew I had six or seven shirts, so I just got his off him. He didn’t speak any English but I think he got the gist of it. By Aaron Gallagher Follow us: ‘I swapped shirts with Pablo Aimar in the team hotel… he didn’t speak English but I think he got the gist of it’ Micky Cummins recalls his memories of the U20 World Cup in 1997. 5 Comments “Mick Cummins was like Seamus Coleman 20 years ahead of time.” Source: James Crombie/INPHOIreland put the disappointment of an opening night defeat to Ghana behind them by beating the United States and drawing with China in the group stages to meet Morocco in the knockout stages.Cummins scored the opening goal against the US and set up the winner which was registered as an own goal before bagging the equaliser against China which sent Ireland through to the last 16.“I didn’t play the first game, I was delighted to get the call in the second game,” he recalls.I went over as a central midfielder and Brian asked if I could do a job at right back. I said yes and, to be honest, he could have played me anywhere. I would have played anywhere for him.“We did a set piece routine and I scored off a corner against the US. I was involved in the second goal, I think it went down as an own goal. I got the last touch off a set piece again against China.“As a player I was a box-to-box midfielder. I liked to make late runs, so as a right back I felt comfortable alongside the three other defenders. They were so solid to a point where I felt I had the freedom to attack as a right back.“You see a lot of full-backs these days are very attacking. As a midfielder I felt that I had an advantage because I had the timing of my runs spot on.”Ireland defeated Morocco 2-1 after extra time, with an 18-year-old Damien Duff scoring a golden goal in the 97th minute to put Ireland into the quarter-finals.Next Ireland beat Spain 1-0 in a tight game which highlighted the side’s defensive solidity, in particular the centre back pairing of Hawkins and Worrell.To play 4-3-3 in 1997 in a major tournament was probably unheard of,” Cummins says in praise of Kerr. Pablo Aimar in action for Argentina against Uruguay in the U20 World Cup in 1997. Source: EMPICS Sport“You look at the players and they’ve done well, but I wouldn’t change what we had as a group. Obviously I would have liked to have been more successful and be financially rewarded.“But I think how I have been rewarded is in my philosophy and how I coach my kids. So much of that is taken from the group that we had in 1997.He concedes that the prospect of their achievements being replicated or bettered by another Irish team are unlikely due to the fall of the street footballer.He says that players like Damien Duff and the rest of the 1997 squad grew up in a bygone era where contact with the ball at one’s feet on the street for hours on end created a familiarity which today’s players lack.I do think it’s a shame. I’m from Tallaght and you just don’t see kids playing on the streets anymore. When I was growing up you had one ball and 30 lads with one goal with God knows how many hours of football. Jun 16th 2017, 9:45 PM “We had an inner belief. We weren’t just there to make up the numbers, not just there to come home after the group.”“You have that contact with the ball throughout the week and are learning different movements. You are learning against big lads and how to cope with the physicality. You are learning to deal with the ball in different conditions.”Cummins echoes the sentiments of his team-mates when he says it was Kerr and Noel O’Reilly who convinced the squad that they could cause an upset. Going into the competition as underdogs and the lowest rank European side, expectations were low – from the outside at least.We had an inner belief. We weren’t just there to make up the numbers, not just there to come home after the group. We had a sneaky suspicion that we would do well and I think we definitely achieved what we set out to do.“We sent ripples across the world with the Irish support and the bunting out on the streets back home and the Kuala Lumpur supporters getting behind us. It was a fantastic time. Cummins in action for Rotherham United against West Brom in the 2009 Carling Cup. Source: EMPICS Sport“I think with the 20-year career I’ve had, it’s sort of moulded me into the type of player I did become, especially in terms of my attitude because of that inner belief that was instilled by Brian.“I think I would have had a different career and my pathway could have went a different way had it not been for that tournament.When you get the call to meet up for the week of conditioning training in Limerick – we got a sense then. At the end of that week Brian said to us, ‘Lads, don’t book any holidays for the summer’. He saw it. He saw that potential and I think we did fulfill it.“Will it be achieved again? Possibly. But I think you’ll go far to find a group like the one that was assembled along with everything else.“We were all street footballers. You’ll never go back to that era.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Friday 16 Jun 2017, 9:45 PM 21,618 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article PRESIDENT MARY ROBINSON was congratulatory in her assessment of Ireland’s performances at the U20 World Cup in Malaysia.“It is a wonderful reflection on the young talent which exists in Ireland today and augurs well for the future of Irish soccer,” she said.However her optimistic prediction for the future was the bitter irony of Brian Kerr’s 1997 squad, who came home from the tournament with bronze medals 20 years ago this month.Just two players would earn a senior international cap, 100 to Damien Duff and two to Glen Crowe, with just four members of the 18-man squad playing in the Premier League afterwardsFollowing even more success for Ireland under Kerr, winning both the Uefa U16 and U18 European Championships a year later in 1998, the silverware did not materialise into sustained success at senior level.Many of the emerging talents that developed in Kerr’s squads of the late 1990s would feature in 2002 when Mick McCarthy led Ireland to the knockout stages of the World Cup, including Richard Dunne, Stephen McPhail and Robbie Keane. Micky Cummins in 1997. Source: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHOBut a failure to qualify for the following four international tournaments after Japan and South Korea highlighted a major disappointment. The achievements of Ireland’s youth had not carried through beyond the turn of the century.Micky Cummins scored two goals in Malaysia and was one of the many squad members who would prove to be immensely successful playing in the lower leagues of English football, making over 500 appearances during stays at Port Vale, Darlington, Rotherham, Grimsby and Gateshead.Twenty years ago Cummins was an emerging midfield prospect at Middlesbrough and today is in good company alongside his 1997 Ireland team-mates in Dublin.“There was absolutely no chance that I was going to miss this,” he beams at the squad’s reunion.Just to see the boys again. Like Brian said after we got off the bus we just dispersed and all went our own way. I’ve come across a couple of the lads through bumping into them and playing against them and that, but it’s fantastic to see everybody.”Owing to the tactical decision-making of manager Kerr, Cummins was converted from a box-to-box midfielder to an industrious right-back during the tournament, lining out alongside Dave Worrell, Colin Hawkins and Robbie Ryan in defence.He was a precursor to current Ireland captain Seamus Coleman, says Stephen Finn formerly of the Irish Daily Star.Mick Cummins was kind of like Seamus Coleman 20 years ahead of time. He had been a fantastic box-to-box midfielder. He had the biggest legs I’d ever seen on a footballer – like Roberto Carlos’s thighs- but Brian turned him into a right-back. What an athlete and scoring asset. Unsung, probably.” ‘I’d been released by Blackburn… I was at a crossroads in my career’‘Brian always believed in us. We slowly started to believe in him as the tournament went on’ Share16 Tweet Email1 Short URLlast_img read more

first_img Share6 Tweet Email Source: Sky News/Twitter By Hayley Halpin 21,986 Views Get our daily news round up: NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speak at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieTaoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the plan that will avoid a hard border in the event of a no-deal Brexit is “very rough and very preliminary”.The funeral of Ruth Maguire, a mother-of-three who went missing during a hen party last week, has taken place. A woman in her 40s has died in a house fire in Co Meath this morning. The DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson has said he would like to see Ireland back in the Commonwealth. A man has been charged with an assault which resulted in a pensioner being left in a critical condition at Cork University Hospital.Eric Eoin Marques, a man accused of being the world’s biggest facilitator of child pornography, has been extradited to the United States. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said there “will always be people who will not be able to find shelter on a given night”.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would not “condone or like to be associated with the kind of actions” Conor McGregor has been involved in.Tributes have been paid to Philomena Canning, an independent midwife who was seeking damages from the HSE.INTERNATIONAL An effigy of British Prime Minister Theresa May at today’s anti-Brexit march in London Source: Tim Ireland via PA Images#BREXIT: Thousands of people have taken to the streets of London this afternoon calling for another referendum on Brexit. #NORWAY: Around 1,300 people are being airlifted from a cruise ship off the coast of Norway.#ISIS: The Islamic State group has been defeated in Syria, American-backed forces declared today. PARTING SHOTAs noted above, thousands of people took to the streets of London today calling for another referendum on Brexit. Speaking to reporters ahead of the march, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said:However you voted in the referendum, whatever political party you support, I’m sure you’d agree that Brexit has been a complete and utter mess. No Comments Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 7:45 PM Mar 23rd 2019, 7:45 PM “However you voted in the referendum…I’m sure you’d agree that Brexit has been a complete and utter mess” – the Mayor of London joins others on a protest march over the handling of BrexitFollow live updates from the #PeoplesVoteMarch here:— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 23, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday Here’s what made the headlines today. Short URL (Click here if you can’t see the tweet)last_img read more

first_imgCancer du poumon chez les non-fumeurs : quand la génétique s’en mêleÉtats-Unis – Des variations sur le chromosome 13 augmenteraient d’environ 60% le risque de développer un cancer du poumon chez les non-fumeurs, d’après les résultats d’une étude publiée lundi dans la revue The Lancet Oncology. Toutes les études concernant le cancer du poumon étaient jusqu’à présent réalisées sur des fumeurs. Cette fois, les chercheurs de la Mayo Clinic of Medicine de Rochester aux États-Unis ont souhaité connaître l’origine du développement du cancer du poumon exclusivement chez les non-fumeurs.L’étude a été conduite en quatre étapes par Ping Yang et une équipe internationale de chercheurs. Elle portait sur l’impact des variations génétiques sur l’augmentation du risque du développer un cancer du poumon.Les chercheurs se sont aperçus que deux variations sur le chromosome 13 altéraient l’expression du gène GPC5. Une caractéristique qui augmenterait d’environ 60% le risque de développer un cancer du poumon.Les chercheurs ont cependant jugé nécessaire d’effectuer des études complémentaires afin de connaître le rôle fonctionnel du gène sur l’apparition de ce type de cancer.Un quart des cas de cancers du poumon dans le monde apparait chez des non-fumeurs, le tabagisme passif est un des facteurs de risque connu. Le cancer du poumon apparaît cependant surtout chez les fumeurs qui ont un risque quinze à vingt fois supérieur d’en développer un par rapport aux non-fumeurs.Le 22 mars 2010 à 11:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner The 2019 G2E Asia Awards are officially sold out.Organizers G2E Asia and Inside Asian Gaming confirmed that the 368th ticket of 368 available was sold on Sunday ahead of Tuesday night’s gala dinner, to be held at The Parisian Macao. The evening will begin with a Cocktail Reception from 6pm followed by the G2E Asia Awards from 7pm. RelatedPosts Load More Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Genting Malaysia enjoys improved 2Q19 showing on better luck at Resorts World Genting The G2E Asia Awards recognize excellence and innovation within Asian gaming while celebrating the success and outstanding contributions of not only gaming but also the non-gaming aspects of the entertainment industry in Asia. The awards evening also provides an unrivaled industry networking opportunity.This year’s G2E Asia Awards saw around 200 public nominations across 12 awards categories.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Exclusive: BONES On “Creature” & More exclusive-bones-creature-music-platform-empowerment NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 5, 2018 – 6:15 pm British Band BONES Talks “Creature” & More Twitter British rock duo talks about their music and their message backstage at LollapaloozaNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 5, 2018 – 6:17 pm The abrasive beauty of BONES’ sound and look comes through in everything the British rock duo produce. Case at point: their latest single and video for “Creature” shows off their ability to cut razor-sharp and tie it all together with a killer hook. Now that they’ve relocated to the U.S. and are about to go on tour opening for the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, The Cult, and Palaye Royale, the future is bright for BONES. News Exclusive: BONES On “Creature” & Music As A Platform For Empowerment Email Backstage at Lollapalooza, we talked to Rosie Bones and Carmen Vandenberg of BONES to talk about “Creature,” how they use music as a platform for empowerment and their edgy sound.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

first_imgAn Alaska Native tribal council and environmental groups are applauding the decision by a federal agency to inspect the permit for a planned coalmine near Palmer.Listen nowThe decision from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement comes after a federal judge ruled the mine’s permit invalid last summer.On Jan. 17, the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, or OSM, told the Alaska Department of Natural Resources that it erred in extending the permit of Wishbone Hill Mine east of Palmer, which is owned by Usibelli Coal. OSM also told the state that it plans to inspect the mine’s permit. This move is the latest in a battle over the validity of Wishbone Hill’s permit that has lasted for more than five years.Numerous environmental groups were involved in the lawsuit that led to last week’s letter, including Cook Inletkeeper, Castle Mountain Coalition, the Sierra Club and others. In addition, Chickaloon Tribal Council is opposed to the development of Wishbone Hill Mine.  Council member Lisa Wade said the Council believes the mine would negatively impact the lives of people who rely on the land.“It is right across from our tribal school,” Wade said. “It’s right in the middle of moose habitat that is really an important area to us. Also, we’ve spent millions of dollars repairing Moose Creek from coal mining in the last era.”Wade said Chickaloon Tribal Council is concerned about stewardship of the land and maintaining traditional hunting, fishing and gathering practices. She said those practices are about more than putting food on the table.“When I go out and we do fish camp together, we’re doing this in a communal way, in a very respectful way, and a very honoring way,” Wade said. “It’s something we believe that we’re supposed to do, because if you don’t actually participate in stewardship of your environment, some of those foods may no longer be available to you, so it’s intricately connected to our spirituality, our beliefs.”Chickaloon Tribal Council and the environmental organizations against Wishbone Hill have been trying to get it shut down since 2011. Last summer, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason ruled that the mine’s permit was not valid. Brook Brisson, an attorney with Trustees for Alaska, said the permit was ruled invalid because of the time elapsed between its issuance in 1991 and the start of mining.  Trustees for Alaska represented some of the plaintiffs in the case.“The law says if you don’t start mining in three years, the permit terminates, and Usibelli didn’t start mining until 2010, long after the permit expired,” Brisson said.Brook Brisson said that, if OSM determines Usibelli was conducting mining operations without a valid permit, then it could shut down Wishbone Hill.Russel Kirkham, Coal Regulatory Program Manager for DNR, explains the process that led from Judge Gleason’s original decision to the letter from OSM.“Usibelli and the state asked for reconsideration from Judge Gleason,” Gleason said. “She upheld her decision. Going forward, we provided additional information and OSM submitted their response.”The Department of Natural Resources has until the end of the week to respond to the decision. Kirkham said DNR is considering its options, but adds that he believes OSM did not address all of the information provided by the state.Usibelli Coal maintains that it has done nothing wrong.  Lorali Simon, Vice President of External Affairs for Usibelli, said the letter from the Office of Surface Mining is one step of a longer process, and that the company plans to move forward.“Right now, I would say Usibelli Coal Mine is still committed to the further development of the Wishbone Hill Mine, and we will continue to work through the process to make sure that the permits are in place,” Simon said.The timing of OSM’s decision introduces unknowns into the next steps of the process.  The decision was made under the administration of Barack Obama, just a few days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Simon believes OSM’s actions were politically motivated.“The timing on this letter is not lost on us,” Simon said. “This is yet another bomb hurled by the Obama administration in their efforts to stop coal mining across the country.”None of the parties interviewed were willing to speculate on what might change under the new administration.last_img read more