With ICC Champions Trophy in mind, Mohammed Shami eager to make the most of last IPL game

first_imgIndia pacer Mohammed Shami says it is important for him to make most use of the last IPL game and upcoming practice sessions to be fully ready for next month’s ICC Champions Trophy in United Kingdom. Shami has played seven IPL games for Delhi Daredevils since returning from injury, conceding runs at close to 10 runs per over and taking five wickets.Against Rising Pune Supergiant last night, Shami had a decent outing and also effected a match winning run out of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”Definitely, the more you play after coming from an injury, the better it is for your rhythm. You get confidence out of that. So I am looking to make the most of upcoming game and practice sessions to lift my confidence as high as I can,” said Shami.Talking about his direct hit which was too accurate for even someone like Dhoni, Shami said: “Yes, it was a game changer. I just went for it knowing Mahi bhai is quick between the wickets and it just clicked.”The Daredevils, already out of play-off race, defeated Supergiant by seven runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla.Asked to reflect on the team’s disappointing IPL campaign this season, he added: “Our start was bad. We lost too many games initially. We got better in the middle stages and now there is simply nothing to lose.”Daredevils play Royal Challengers Bangalore in a dead rubber here tomorrow.While Shami was happy with the result, it was a disappointing for Supergiant’s Manoj Tiwary to not take the team home despite a fighting 60 off 45 balls.advertisementNeeding 52 off the last 30 balls with seven wickets in hand, the visitors were expected to reach home comfortably.”I take full responsibility for the defeat. I should have taken the team home since I was the set batsman,” said Tiwary, who was dropped twice.”It was not easy to bat in the second innings. The ball was gripping a bit, especially when the spinners were bowling,” he said.He also lashed out at critics of Dhoni, who think the former Indian captain is past his prime.”He is still the best we have. So I don’t understand where this criticism comes from. Even in the game today, you saw he took a one handed catch. We should look at the future but not at the cost of present. I feel he still has a lot of cricket left in him,” added Tiwary.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Aggressive Caroline Wozniacki powers past Bulgaria’s Caroline Wozniacki

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki’s power game proved too much for Tsvetana Pironkova as she eased past her Bulgarian opponent 6-3 6-4 in their Wimbledon second-round clash on Thursday.In a gruelling baseline duel, the Danish fifth seed’s bigger shots off both wings and her pinpoint accuracy as she hit the lines time and again proved to be decisive.She largely had the measure of 29-year-old Pironkova, ranked 131, whom she had beaten in their four previous encounters.It was not all brute power, however – Wozniacki also showed flashes of her deft touch as the match progressed, including a beautifully judged lob to break serve in the second set.The Dane, who will face 38th ranked Estonian Anett Kontaveit in the next round, was happy with her performance.”I feel like I’m hitting it (the ball) well. I thought I played aggressive, defended where I needed to,” said the 26-year-old, who has finished two seasons as world number one – 2010 and 2011 – but has never won a grand slam.”I haven’t had any easy matches here this week yet. It’s only going to get tougher.”last_img read more

AAEON collaborates with Intel to deliver powerful network solutions

first_imgAAEON has collaborated with Intel to deliver a powerful network platform utilizing the latest 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The result of this effort is the FWS-8600 2U rackmount network appliance, the most powerful network appliance from AAEON yet.The FWS-8600 network appliance is built to handle powerful network applications, from Unified Threat Management to Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization. These features come from the appliance’s 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offered with up to 20 cores per processor. The FWS-8600 uses a dual processor configuration, meaning users can have up to 40 processor cores powering their networks. The FWS-8600 also features four lockable hard drive bays, and 16 DDR4 memory slots, with support for up to 512GB of RDIMM ECC RAM.Thanks to the speed and power of 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the FWS-8600 can support LAN throughput up to 300~400 Gbs, ten times more than typical machines currently available, according to AAEON testing. This means the FWS-8600 can take the place of multiple network devices, simplifying network infrastructure. With support for network virtualization and software defined networking, the FWS-8600 can ensure high bandwidth and high data flow for your networks.The 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor is the latest line of processors built for industrial and enterprise applications. AAEON looks forward to expanding our offerings of products featuring the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Abaco: graphics, vision and AI evaluation platform featuring NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier moduleNext Kontron: new embedded computing standard COM HPClast_img read more

‘Harder for Liverpool to win title than Dortmund’

first_imgJurgen Klopp insists it is harder for Liverpool to win the league than Borussia Dortmund.Both sides, Klopp’s present and his past respectively, are currently top of the league, with Liverpool and Dortmund both six points clear at their own summits.While Dortmund have lost once, Liverpool have yet to taste defeat in the Premier League and are in pole position to win their first title of the Premier League era. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Klopp, though, remains wary, insisting that while Dortmund only have to deal with Bayern Munich, while the Reds are facing challenges from Manchester City, Spurs and Arsenal, among a number of others, including Chelsea and Manchester United.“It’s true that in recent weeks we have often sent congratulatory text messages back and forth [between Dortmund and Liverpool],” he told Bild.“[In England] you have to deal with Man City, Tottenham or Arsenal. Dortmund only really have to fight Bayern – that’s the difference.”Klopp says that the title race is far from over, too, despite Liverpool taking a commanding lead after Manchester City fell to two successive defeats, falling behind Spurs to third.“We should all look at the calendar: the only thing that’s over is the first half of the season,” he added.”It’s undeniable that we’ve played exceptionally so far, but we’re only half way. I don’t waste thoughts on anything else.”While Klopp claims Dortmund only have to deal with Bayern, he too will have to find a way to beat the Bavarian giants as the Reds prepare to take on the German champions, who are currently second in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League.“It’s going to be tough games for both teams,” he added.”What happened [to Bayern] this season doesn’t matter, we have to prepare ourselves for the best of Bavaria. We’ve seen in the past two or three weeks before the winter break that they’re strong again.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Wisconsin Can Still Make The College Football Playoff, Kirk Herbstreit Says

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talking on ESPN.Wisconsin has lost twice this season. The Badgers remain a legitimate College Football Playoff contender, per Kirk Herbstreit.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit weighed in on Wisconsin’s College Football Playoff chances Sunday night.Herbstreit says it’s hard to imagine the two-loss Badgers getting left out if they win out (and thereby win the Big Ten).@KirkHerbstreit does my alma mater still have a shot at the playoff? #badgers— Ben Reimer (@Reimtime) October 24, 2016Yes. If they win out hard to imagine Badgers not in. https://t.co/7veDhlTdCs— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 24, 2016Wisconsin winning out will include wins against:Nebraskaat NorthwesternIllinoisat PurdueMinnesotaBig Ten Championship Game (likely Ohio State or Michigan)The Badgers would be 11-2 with a Big Ten championship, and the two losses coming against Michigan and Ohio State.Would that be enough to get them in over a one-loss Pac-12 champion, a one-loss Louisville or a one-loss Big 12 champion?last_img read more

Alabama 4-Star QB Commit Taulia Tagovailoa Will Visit Rival School

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama already has one quarterback named Tagovailoa. The Crimson Tide are about to have two.Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Alabama’s national champion QB, is a four-star quarterback recruit in the 2019 class. Earlier this spring, he committed to the Crimson Tide.That commitment doesn’t appear to be 100 percent set in stone, though.Tagovailoa will reportedly be visiting a rival program this weekend.Gridiron Now’s John Brice reports that Tennessee will be hosting the younger Tagovailoa this weekend.So @Vol_Football is flat-out doing work on the recruiting trail. Had 6-8 QBs on campus last weekend in a special invite-only setting, in addition to linemen camp & 7on7. Now am told they expect to host @tauliaa12 through the weekend. #Vols #SEC— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) June 14, 2018Like his older brother, Taulia is a big-time recruit. He’s ranked the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Taulia had visited Tennessee and South Carolina, among other programs, before committing to Alabama in April.It would be pretty shocking if he ended up somewhere other than Alabama, but he appears to have an open mind with his recruitment going forward.last_img read more

Uggie Named As Spokesdog For Pets Of Valor Award

first_imgThe Humane Society of the United States has chosen Uggie, the world famous, scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier from last year’s Academy Award-winning film “The Artist,” to be the spokesdog for its Pets of Valor Award.Uggie Pets of Valor AwardCredit/Copyright: Omar Von Muller via HSUSThe award celebrates the human-animal bond by honoring rescued or adopted dogs and cats who have exhibited an extraordinary sense of courage or resolve by heroically helping a person in need. Acclaimed for his portrayal of a loyal dog who courageously rescues his owner from a fire in “The Artist,” Uggie is uniquely qualified for his spokesdog duties and he will help announce the winner on June 2.“Uggie’s honored to have been chosen by The Humane Society of the United States to be spokesdog for The Pets of Valor Award, although he did hesitate at first when he heard that cats were to be included, but now he likes the idea of having an excuse to bark for them, instead of at them,” says Omar Von Muller, Uggie’s owner and trainer.Uggie has a best-selling autobiography (“Uggie – My Story”) to his credit, as well as the distinction of being the first dog to have his pawprints memorialized outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. But now the mega star pooch, who was adopted by Von Muller after his first family rejected him for being “too wild,” is using his fame to shine the light on his unsung fellow companion animal heroes and to encourage pet adoption.“It’s always gratifying when a star of Uggie’s magnitude takes time out of his busy schedule to give back. As spokesdog for The Humane Society of the United States’ Pets of Valor Award, Uggie proves he’s a hero both on and off screen by advocating for the adoption of his fellow companion animals,” says Beverly Kaskey, senior director of HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach.Uggie is calling on all humans to nominate dogs and cats who have committed heroic acts between Jan. 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013 to submit details of their actions to humanesociety.org/petsofvalor. Drawing on Uggie’s insider knowledge, HSUS’ companion animal experts will select five finalists, based on the significance and impact of the dog or cat’s valor, and the winner will be chosen by a public online vote that runs May 24-31, 2013.last_img read more

North Peace Leisure Pool hosting fundraiser for the BCSPCA this Wednesday

first_imgCanned Dog Food.Canned Cat Food.Specialty Food (gastro, critical care, urinary care).Squeaky Dog Toys.Cat Wand Toys. (Can be found at Dollar Stores).Cat Litter Scoops.Clay/Clumping Cat Litter.Paper Towel (Lots of it).Dish Soap.8.5×11 Printer Paper.Thermal Cash Register Rolls (Two 1/4 inch wide x 75 feet).Air Fresheners.Toilet Bowl Cleaner.Residents are also welcome to donate cash if they don’t have listed items. The event is part of the North Peace Leisure Pool’s Pet Week which is dedicated to all our furry and scaly friends.If residents are unable to make the fundraiser they are welcome to drop off donations to the BCSPCA’s North Peace Branch at any time.Pet Week flyer. Photo by Charity Nelson. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Leisure Pool will be hosting a fundraiser for the BCSPCA this Wednesday.The event runs from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and gives residents the opportunity to swim at the pool for just a donation.The SPCA released a list of items needed the most through donation. The list is shown below:last_img read more

Premier Horgan to release Caribou Recovery Programs SocioEconomic Impact Report Thursday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Thursday morning, after three weeks since its submission, Premier John Horgan will be releasing the findings from the Caribou Recovery Program’s Socio-Economic Impact Report.The report, prepared and submitted by Blaire Lekstrom, looks at the socio-economic impact that the Caribou Recovery Program could have on communities within the Peace River Regional District.While Lekstrom cannot comment on the content within the report, before the Premier’s official release, he does say that people were sharing their views respectfully during the meetings for this report. “People were tremendous, they brought their views forward, everybody was respectful, and moving ahead, I think that people share the same concerns.”Lekstrom submitted his report on May 27, prior to the May 31 deadline.In April, Lekstrom was appointed as Community Liaison to meet with community members to discuss the draft partnership agreements on caribou recovery following the Government’s announcement to extend the deadline to May 31.last_img read more

UNICEF fundraising partnership with British Airways marks 10th anniversary

As part of the festivities, Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a Boeing 747 aircraft at London’s Heathrow Airport dedicated to the fundraising programme and met staff members from British Airways and UNICEF who have been instrumental in making the partnership successful.When the red curtains did not immediately open, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore gave them a quick tug. The curtains opened when the Queen again pressed the controlling button.”I wasn’t meant to be up there but James Bond has got to do something!” Sir Roger, who is perhaps best known for his role as Agent 007, said afterwards.The money has directly benefited UNICEF’s work to improve the lives of children in over 50 developing countries, including rebuilding a dilapidated primary school for 3,000 children in Nigeria.Some $1.5 million went to UNICEF’s work in Mexico City, including a donation to protect street children in the city.Other Change for Good funds supported UNICEF’s emergency work in India, El Salvador, Kosovo, Iraq and Iran.In 2004 Change for Good will pay for an HIV education project for children in India. read more

BMO system being restored

TORONTO, Ont. – Bank of Montreal’s customers were having a hard time doing business, Friday. BMO said service has now been restored to several of its automated systems. On Twitter, BMO said customers can now access accounts at ATMs, through mobile, credit cards and point of sale. Some customers said they’ve had only been allowed to withdraw $100 in the branches. by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 4:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email automated banking system|bank of montreal|BMO|technical issues banks BMO system being restored read more

Feds in NY bring criminal charges against hedge fund SAC Capital but

NEW YORK, N.Y. – One of Wall Street’s biggest and most successful hedge fund companies was a hotbed of insider trading and its embattled billionaire owner wanted to hear no evil, prosecutors said in an indictment unsealed Thursday that claimed the firm earned hundreds of millions of dollars illegally.The criminal indictment and civil lawsuits brought against SAC Capital Advisors and related companies did not name billionaire Steven A. Cohen as a defendant, referencing him only as the “SAC owner” who “enabled and promoted” insider trading practices.At a news conference, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said SAC “trafficked in inside information on a scale without any known precedent in the history of hedge funds.” He declined to comment on whether Cohen would be charged.For more than a decade, the company earned hundreds of millions of dollars illegally as its portfolio managers and analysts traded on inside information from at least 20 public companies, Bharara said, announcing charges of wire fraud and four counts of securities fraud spanning 1999 to 2010. A court appearance for the firm’s lawyers was scheduled for Friday.The possibility that the criminal case could topple the Stamford, Conn., firm, which once managed $15 billion in assets, led the prosecutor to note that the government was not seeking to freeze SAC’s assets. Bharara added that prosecutors were “mindful to minimize risk to third-party investors.”In a statement, SAC Capital welcomed the prosecutor’s assurances and said it had been advised by prosecutors that “their action is not intended to affect the ongoing operations of SAC’s business, prevent investor redemptions or impact the interests of any of SAC’s counterparties.”The company said it expected to agree with the government on a protective order that would “permit SAC to continue its operations in the ordinary course.”Still, the government in one lawsuit sought SAC’s forfeiture of “any and all” assets.The charges came less than a week after federal regulators accused Cohen in a related civil case of failing to prevent insider trading at the firm. While the Justice Department’s action targets SAC but not Cohen directly, the civil case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission seeks to effectively shut him down by barring him from managing investor funds.In its statement, SAC Capital said Thursday it “has never encouraged, promoted or tolerated insider trading and takes its compliance and management obligations seriously.”It added: “The handful of men who admit they broke the law does not reflect the honesty, integrity and character of the thousands of men and women who have worked at SAC over the past 21 years. SAC will continue to operate as we work through these matters.”A lawyer for Cohen did not immediately respond to a message for comment. Last week, an SAC Capital spokesman said “Steve Cohen acted appropriately at all times.”In a statement, FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos said: “SAC Capital and its management fostered a culture of permissiveness. SAC not only tolerated cheating, it encouraged it.”Bharara also announced that Richard Lee, a former SAC portfolio manager responsible for a $1.25 billion “special situations” fund, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and securities fraud charges. Lee had worked for SAC in Manhattan from April 2009 through June 2011 and later at its Chicago office.In court papers, the government was critical of Cohen, saying he purposely hired portfolio managers and analysts who knew employees of public companies likely to possess inside information and “enabled and promoted the insider trading scheme by ignoring indications that trading recommendations were based on inside information.”It said Cohen fostered “a culture that focused on not discussing inside information too openly, rather than not seeking or trading on such information in the first place.”SAC’s “relentless pursuit of an information ‘edge’ fostered a business culture within SAC in which there was no meaningful commitment to ensure that such ‘edge’ came from legitimate research and not inside information,” the criminal charges said.The government also faulted the company’s compliance department, saying its investigations were weak, with a focus on “confirming” that any employee’s email implying access to inside information was merely poorly drafted.The government said the department had identified only a single instance of suspected insider trading by its employees in its history even though former employees had pleaded guilty to insider trading.Venizelos, head of the FBI’s New York office, called the company’s compliance department “the embodiment of the phrase, ‘See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.’”Barry Boss, a criminal defence lawyer in Washington, said the government’s frequent references to Cohen in court papers were a way for prosecutors to cast aspersions of guilt without providing due process.“Given a choice between being besmirched in the indictment and being named in the indictment, I think somebody would take besmirched every day,” he said.SAC Capital has been at the centre of one of the biggest insider-trading fraud cases in history. Four employees have already been criminally charged with insider trading, and two of them have pleaded guilty. And an SAC affiliate has agreed to pay $615 million to settle SEC charges.Cohen, who lives in Greenwich, Conn., is one of the highest profile figures in American finance and one of the richest men in America. He is among the handful of upper-tier hedge fund managers on Wall Street who pull in about $1 billion a year in compensation.An SAC portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, has pleaded not guilty to insider-trading charges accusing him of earning $9 million in bonuses after persuading a medical professor to leak secret data from an Alzheimer’s disease trial between 2006 and 2008.Even in the high-flying hedge fund world, SAC Capital stands out for its mammoth returns. Meanwhile, Cohen became one of the highest-profile figures in U.S. finance and the 40th-richest American, with a net worth of $8.8 billion, according to Forbes. Of the roughly $15 billion in assets that SAC Capital managed as of earlier this year, about half belonged to Cohen and his employees and half was client money.In the past, the Justice Department has been wary of bringing criminal prosecutions against entire organizations out of fear of the collateral damage — that going further than fining a company could kill a business. The accounting firm Arthur Andersen went under after it was convicted in 2002 of destroying Enron-related documents before the energy giant’s collapse — an outcome that cost tens of thousands of jobs.There are already reports that SAC’s clients are pulling their money from the firm. It’s not always an easy process: Clients usually have to give notice of at least 30 days. Hedge funds also can write into their contracts that they’ll deny withdrawal requests if too many clients want to pull out money at the same time.Hedge funds typically consist of wealthy individuals and institutional investors attracted to the ability to both bet against and for different markets and stocks, giving themselves a “hedge” to do well in both good economies and bad. Most people never directly invest in a hedge fund, though the directors who manage their mutual fund, pension or college’s endowment might.In the face of mounting legal woes, Cohen has kept up his philanthropic efforts. The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, named for Cohen and his wife, recently helped sponsor a $10,000-per-table poker tournament in Manhattan that raised money for an education advocacy group.___Associated Press writers Christina Rexrode in New York and Marcy Gordon in Washington contributed to this report. Feds in NY bring criminal charges against hedge fund SAC Capital, but not against owner AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Larry Neumeister And Tom Hays, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2013 9:55 am MDT read more

Relief at the pumps in sight

You might want to hold off on filling up your gas tank.Gasoline prices have been declining recently, but there signs of even bigger drops, in the near future.Refinery issues that caused big increases at the pumps, in the city, have been resolved.Dan McTague with gasbuddy.com says relief is near, “Generally over the next few days we are going to see prices dropping down, I would expect another five cent decrease by Monday or Tuesday at the latest in Calgary,” he said.A lot of stations in the city are currently selling around the 109 cent per litre mark, but you can find some businesses selling as low as 98.9 cents per litre. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Aug 28, 2015 7:45 am MDT Relief at the pumps in sight (Courtesy: Thinkstock) read more

Bawdwin PFS for silverleadzinc mine in Myanmar indicate huge potential for operations

first_imgProject developer Myanmar Metals says that based on a positive PFS, Phase 1 of mining operations at Bawdwin, a 13 year Starter Pit, will set Bawdwin up to be a world leading producer of lead and silver as well as a significant zinc producer. Some 24.7 Mt of mineralised material will be mined and processed, grading 6.4% Pb, 168g/t Ag and 3.2% Zn, while leaving the bulk of the Bawdwin project Mineral Resource unmined. There is potential to commence pilot scale mining operations on the Bawdwin Mining Concession in 2019 ahead of full scale mining operations in 2021. A scoping study on the first two underground mining operations is underway.In steady state production, Bawdwin’s Starter Pit would be the 3rd largest-producing lead mine in the world, the 10th largest-producing silver mine in the world, as well as being a globally significant zinc producer. The PFS clearly shows strong underlying project cashflows and valuation metrics for the Starter Pit from processingonly 26% of the current total Mineral Resource estimate for the Bawdwin deposits. Beyond the Starter Pit, which is the sole focus of the PFS, underground mining operations and the Shan and Meingtha lodes are in scoping study phase and a number of other targets and prospects have potential to materially add mine life and value to the Bawdwin mining operation.The company made a declaration of a maiden JORC Probable Ore Reserve of 18.4 Mt at 6.4% lead, 169 g/t silver and 3.4% zinc representing 74% of the total production from the Starter Pit.last_img read more

Create your own Nexus 4 using an LG Optimus G

first_imgAt the core of Android fandom, the Nexus brand is king. The recent Nexus 4 drought around the world has caused emotions ranging from sadness to raw internet rage, with little to comfort the bruised egos of those who have yet to put their hands on the next source of pure Android. So, what do you do when you have LG’s more powerful, more capable Optimus G, but you really wanted a Nexus 4? If you’re a member of XDA, the obvious answer is that you cripple the phone and make yourself a Nexus 4.On the inside, there’s not a huge difference between the parts used in the Optimus G and the Nexus 4. LG’s flagship phone is a little larger, comes with LTE for AT&T, and has 16GB of internal storage instead of 8, but otherwise the differences are scant. Since they were manufactured and released a few weeks apart, this isn’t totally surprising. The functional difference between the two phones is software. Google’s latest version of pure Android runs on the Nexus 4, while the Optimus G is destined to always be one full version behind and themed with LG’s personal vision for the OS. This is, of course, to say nothing of AT&T’s bloatware on the Optimus G.So, if you find yourself desperately wanting that stock experience, and the extra $300 for the Optimus G Best Price at Amazon is somehow worth it to you, there’s a fairly ugly hack that can turn your smartphone into a Nexus 4.If you’ve ever flashed a ROM on an Android phone before, you’ve probably noticed that the software is still perfectly aware of what phone you are using. In order to trick your phone into thinking it is another phone entirely, there’s some pretty deep changes that need to happen. Sometimes, as was the case when XDA developer Adam Outler turned the Samsung Captivate into a Nexus S two years ago, hardware modifications are required.Fortunately, tricking your Optimus G into thinking it is a Nexus 4 doesn’t require cracking your phone open. The instructions for this hack, whose steps include crossing your fingers and praying, flash over the bootloader as well as the phone partitions. If and when your phone reboots, it will come back as a Nexus 4.If you’re interested in this hack, it’s probably a good idea to just keep an eye on it for a little while instead of jumpting right in. The team responsible for most of the bugfixes is hoping to allow you access to things like LTE and a functioning SD card as development on the project continues. However, if you’ve got yourself a spare Optimus G and you’ve been craving that Nexus 4 goodness, you need only point your browser to XDA.last_img read more

Working in Clark County Daniel Culley certified water damage technician

first_imgDaniel Culley, his brother, and two colleagues at DryTime Restoration have all undergone the experience of water damage to their homes, so the business partners know firsthand the headache and frustration of cleanup and restoration.“If we’re showing up to your home, it’s for a reason you’d rather not deal with,” Culley says. “Although water damage is a huge pain, I’m glad every single one of us has experienced it. It allows us to truly empathize with our customers. Water damage is typically unexpected and routinely occurs at the worst possible time for the homeowner. I try very hard to provide each homeowner with the same level of care that I would hope for if I were in their shoes.”Age: 31.Residence neighborhood: First Place.Business name: DryTime Restoration LLC, 844-693-7946. www.drytimerestoration.comEducational/professional background: Over the years I’ve worked in construction, as well as customer service. In early 2013, I finished my courses and received my certifications through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) for water damage restoration, and began my career as a water damage technician. Over the past five years and hundreds of water damage mitigation jobs, I’ve learned something new with each project that has improved my skill set, work quality and efficiency, and customer service.How and when the business started: After successfully operating for years as essentially a one-man show, I partnered with three other like-minded guys to grow into something a bit bigger. My brother, Ben Culley, is the developer of the group. He and I have been working together restoring homes for years, so joining together on this new venture was something of a natural evolution in both of our paths. Billy Marlowe is the networker who helps drive the creative and marketing sides of DryTime. Like Ben and myself, he’s also a certified water damage technician, and is never shy about rolling up his sleeves and jumping into the field when extra help is needed. Benjamin Fredricks is our numbers guy, handling logistics and legalities as they relate to the business, and helps us set and achieve goals.Together we formed DryTime Restoration this past winter. We each have our own unique set of skills we bring to the table.As for myself, DryTime Restoration is my passion. As the project manager, I’m out with my employee technicians in the field, and face-to-face with customers in their homes. I make sure that our technicians are equipped and trained well, and that we deliver the best quality work, and keep our customers happy.last_img read more

Kendall teen airlifted after being run over by car

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted a teenage girl to the hospital after, officials said, she was run over by a car in Kendall.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near Southwest 152nd Street just off the Florida Turnpike, Sunday morning.Officials said the 14-year-old victim was walking when she was struck.Paramedics airlifted her to Kendall Regional Medical Center in unknown condition.It remains unclear whether the driver fled or stayed at the scene.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Comcasts new remote control lets you channel surf with your eyes

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Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 2:07 See it Post a comment Abt Electronics Tags Comcast’s Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote that pairs with eye gaze systems. Comcast My eyes follow a little cartoon cow from the top left to the bottom right of a Microsoft Surface screen. There’s a reason I’m staring so intensely — and it’s not because it’s adorable. Both of my pupils are dilated by the act, but in less than five seconds they will be paired with a new virtual remote control system, the Comcast Xfinity X1 eye control. After this calibration ends, I can now access the virtual keyboard on the Microsoft Surface. By staring at specific buttons on this virtual keyboard in my internet browser, I can flip through different channels on the connected TV behind the computer. Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, on Monday released this new virtual keyboard, compatible with laptops and computers, to help you navigate your TV screen with the power of your gaze.This virtual keyboard is the latest example of how companies are working to make their products and services accessible to the disability community. For instance, at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Apple announced Voice Control, an accessibility feature that allows users with motor limitations to browse their iOS devices by simply speaking directions. Similarly, Google at its annual I/O conference in May announced a Live Caption feature that transcribes videos and audio in real time, meant to benefit deaf users. Comcast’s customizable virtual keyboard is accessed via the URL Xfin.tv/access, and it will be available to people with both the existing Comcast Xfinity platform and third-party assistive eye-tracking technology from companies such as Tobi. Customers can use the technology to not only change the channel, but also launch the TV guide, search for content or record a movie. While the keyboard is available to anyone with the Xfinity X1 cable TV platform and a browser, the technology is intended to benefit people who cannot use their hands well enough to handle a remote control, including people with ALS or spinal cord injuries — or for those who just need to use a voice-controlled device.During my trial of the Xfinity X1 eye control, Comcast repeatedly referenced how the product could assist those with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that gets worse with time and causes people to lose control of their muscle movement. There are more than 30,000 Americans and 450,000 in total worldwide with the condition, according to the ALS Therapy Institute. “Disability isn’t a one-size fits all … We have to be able to spend that time with the customer and understand what they’re trying to accomplish,” said Tom Wlodkowski, who heads up the accessibility team at Comcast. “And then assess what equipment, what services we have that can line up with their needs … to deliver the experience they’re looking for.”Jimmy Curran, who has spinal muscular atrophy, was one of the first to receive the new X1 eye control system. Philadelphia resident Jimmy Curran, who has spinal muscular atrophy, was one of the first to receive the new X1 eye control system. Comcast A keyboard layered with optionsThe Xfinity X1 eye control system does require some discipline. If you aren’t used to the technology, a distracted gaze could mean clicking on the wrong TV channel.Fortunately, the keyboard is customizable, which means there are options for using your eyes. Instead of using the dwelling feature to select keys based on the length of your gaze, you can opt to blink to make a selection. You can also adjust how long you want to gaze or how much you want to blink for the keyboard to select optionsWlodkowski, who has two decades’ worth of creating tech for people with disabilities, says the company’s long-term vision with the platform isn’t just about making watching TV easier, but using its X1 platform, available in 39 states, to operate a whole smart home. “X1 is the centerpiece of what we call the operating system of the home … You can manage your home network,” said Wlodkowski. “You can arm, disarm your security system. Our job is to make sure this is as inclusive as possible.”For Comcast, accessibility has long been part of the culture. In October 2013, it opened its first dedicated center for customers with disabilities. Today, the center houses about 90 agents who handle more than 20,000 monthly interactions through calls and email, according to Wlodkwosi. Those with legacy platforms older than the Xfinity X1 can also acquire the service by calling the company’s disability customer center.”It’s less about the business opportunity … You are already paying for a service, let’s give you the most out of it,” said Wlodkowski.Correction, 7:43 a.m. PT: This story initially misspelled the name of Comcast’s accessibility head. His name is Tom Wlodkowski. Comcast Microsoft Applelast_img read more

Unwanted Unalaska fishing nets find second life in Denmark

first_imgAbout 80 retired nets have been baled up and are on their way to a recycling program halfway around the world. (Photo by Berett Wilber/KUCB)There’s no easy way to get rid of old fishing nets in Unalaska. America’s top fishing port is remote and nets can weigh thousands of pounds.Now, for the first time, about 80 retired nets are on their way to a recycling program halfway around the world.Listen nowIt all starts outside Unalaska’s Grand Aleutian hotel. The view is almost always the same — men moving piles of fishing nets. This day is no exception.With the help of a crane, Andy Pirrello is part of a team hoisting huge nets into the back of a flatbed truck. His job? Compressing the nets, so they can fit tightly into shipping containers to be sent to Denmark. It’s not easy.“You know you’re getting showered by rust, dirt, jellyfish, anything can fall off the back of the crane,” Pirrello said.Pirrello has been coming up to fish in Unalaska for three years. Today, he’s happy to be helping clean up the island for the people who live here year round.Pirrello has one person to thank for coordinating this project — Nicole Baker. In 2010, Baker started coming up to Unalaska as a fisheries observer and the piles of nets caught her eye.When Nicole Baker first came to Unalaska, she was shocked to see piles of junky nets everywhere. (Photo by Berett Wilber/KUCB)“I just noticed that there was a lot of old, junky nets lying around,” Baker said.The nets are monstrous, from 5,000 to 20,000 pounds each. The industrial gear was used for catching pollock and cod.Finding a way to remove and repurpose the nets became Baker’s passion project. For the past two years, she’s been looking for organizations capable of recycling the worn out gear. She sent samples to companies like Parley for the Oceans — which was working to make sneakers with Adidas out of nets confiscated from illegal fishing.“And so I wrote those guys and emailed and said, if you’re interested in unused fishing nets, I know where you could possibly get some,” Baker said.The problem was, they only wanted nylon nets and most of the nets in Unalaska are made of polyethylene or polypropylene.So, Baker kept looking. Eventually she found the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, an organization focused on dealing with abandoned fishing gear, and they suggested a company capable of recycling the nets.Plastix is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. CEO Axel Kristensen is focused on recycling unwanted fishing gear into high quality plastic pellets.“It seems so unreasonable and not logic[al] to just throw it away when we know that if handling plastics right — if sorting and homogenizing it — you can actually reuse it over and over and over again,” Kristensen said.According to Kristensen, Plastix is the only company in the world recycling fishing nets in this way. Once the nets arrive at the plant, they’re cut into smaller pieces, sorted by material type – be it polyethylene, nylon or polypropylene – and processed.“You cannot produce a quality recyclate, if you don’t ensure that you get the right input,” Kristensen said. “If you get a lot of, excuse me for the word ‘crap,’ then you get crap recyclates.”For now, Plastix is selective about who they work with. The company is small and they want to be sure they are only sent products they can recycle. If a container is loaded with unusable waste, it will end up in a landfill in Denmark.Kristensen was happy to work with Baker to recycle the nets from Unalaska.“We cannot do this alone,” Kristensen said. “We need someone like Trident [Seafood], Nicole Baker, all kinds of stakeholders to take part in this project.”Plastix is a Danish cleantech company that turns unwanted fishing gear into high quality plastic pellets. (Photo courtesy of Plastix)This is the first time the company has recycled nets from the United States and it involves buy-in from multiple parties. The boat captains or fishing companies are responsible for packing the nets small enough to fit into shipping containers. With the help of Trident Seafoods, Plastix is paying for the containers to be shipped directly to Denmark.This is the first year of the collaboration, but Baker said there was high demand from fishermen looking to find a new use for their nets.“I hope to keep this going somehow,” Baker said. “So we we’ll see.”Continuing the recycling project will take more than just Baker. It will require investments from multiple people and organizations — from the fishermen to Plastix.last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 7 Pro up for sale in India Top

first_imgAdd-onsP2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PAP2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PA Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Dimensions159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm OSAndroid Pie with MIUI 10Android Pie with MIUI 10 Close Display6.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamut6.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamut ColoursBlack/Blue/PurpleBlack/Blue/Red Processor14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with Adreno 512 GPU11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with Adreno 612 GPU RAM +Storage3GB LPDDR4X RAM+ 32GB storage4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card]4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage6GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card]center_img Weight 186g186g The long wait for the Xiaomi’s much-awaited Redmi Note 7 Pro will be finally over later this afternoon. The company is hosting the first ever flash sale on Flipkart, Mi.com and also brick-and-mortar shop Mi Home from 12:00 pm, March 13.There is no word on how much units are in the Xiaomi and Flipkart stock, but going by last week’s Redmi Note 7 flash sale, there will be a bigger mad rush for Redmi Note 7 Pro, as it is one of the most feature-rich phones with cost-effective price starting at Rs 13,999.Even the generic Redmi Note 7 will be up for sale at the same time today on the aforementioned e-commerce sites and store with prices starting at Rs 9,999. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3-inch full HD LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 series shield.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaFor those unaware, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 sports a dot-notch design featuring a 6.3-inch full HD+ screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shield and on the back, it flaunts glossy shell with gradient finish.Under-the-hood, it comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with Adreno 512 GPU, 3GB/4GB, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card), Android OS-based MIUI 10 and a 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole day under mixed usage.The Redmi Note 7 house a dual 12MP+2MP primary snapper with LED flash. On the front, it houses a 13MP AI camera. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 comes with dual-camera on the back with AI Portrait mode and other features.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaThe top-end Note 7 Pro model also comes with premium Gorilla Glass 5 series enclosed body (front and back) with same 6.3-inch full HD+ display. But differ in terms of internal hardware. It boasts the 48MP + 5 MP dual camera, having IMX 586 sensor made by Sony, which not even top-end phones can boast off.The Pro variant comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor backed by Android Pie-based MIUI 10 OS, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage and a massive 4,000mAh cell.Also read: Top 5 reasons why Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is a smart buyXiaomi is offering two Redmi Note 7 models—3GB RAM +32GB storage (buy here) and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage— for Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. They will come in three colours—black, blue and red. It is set to go on sale on March 6 onward.On the other hand, Redmi Note 7 Pro will come in just one model—4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage— for Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively.ModelsModelsXiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7ModelsDisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 76.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamutXiaomi Redmi Note 76.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 2.5D glass screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shieldAspect ratio: 19.5:9Contrast ratio: 1500:1Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamutModelsOSXiaomi Redmi Note 7Android Pie with MIUI 10Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Android Pie with MIUI 10ModelsProcessorXiaomi Redmi Note 714nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with Adreno 512 GPUXiaomi Redmi Note 711nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with Adreno 612 GPUModelsRAM +StorageXiaomi Redmi Note 73GB LPDDR4X RAM+ 32GB storage4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card]Xiaomi Redmi Note 74GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage6GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB storage[Note: storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card]ModelsCameraXiaomi Redmi Note 7Main: 12MP + 2MP dual rear camera with PDAF, EIS and AI Portrait ModeFront: 13MP with AI Portrait modeXiaomi Redmi Note 7Main: 48MP (with Sony IMX586 sensor, F1.79 aperture) + 5MP (F2.4 aperture) dual rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and AI Portrait mode, dual-tone LED flashFront: 13MP with AI Portrait modeModelsBatteryXiaomi Redmi Note 74000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capabilityXiaomi Redmi Note 74000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capabilityModelsNetworkXiaomi Redmi Note 7Dual 4G-VoLTEXiaomi Redmi Note 7Dual 4G-VoLTEModelsAdd-onsXiaomi Redmi Note 7P2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PAXiaomi Redmi Note 7P2i water splash resistant coating, hybrid dual-SIM slot (nano SIM 1 + nano SIM 2 or microSD card), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, AK 98937 Smart PAModelsDimensionsXiaomi Redmi Note 7159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mmXiaomi Redmi Note 7159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mmModelsWeight Xiaomi Redmi Note 7186gXiaomi Redmi Note 7186gModelsColoursXiaomi Redmi Note 7Black/Blue/PurpleXiaomi Redmi Note 7Black/Blue/RedModelsPrice Xiaomi Redmi Note 73GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 9,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 11,999Xiaomi Redmi Note 74GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 13,9996GB RAM + 128GB storage: Rs16,999 Price 3GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 9,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 11,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 13,9996GB RAM + 128GB storage: Rs16,999 CameraMain: 12MP + 2MP dual rear camera with PDAF, EIS and AI Portrait ModeFront: 13MP with AI Portrait modeMain: 48MP (with Sony IMX586 sensor, F1.79 aperture) + 5MP (F2.4 aperture) dual rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and AI Portrait mode, dual-tone LED flashFront: 13MP with AI Portrait mode Battery4000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capability4000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 capability NetworkDual 4G-VoLTEDual 4G-VoLTE ModelsXiaomi Redmi Note 7Xiaomi Redmi Note 7last_img read more