NxGn Mbappe, Bentancur and 10 young stars to watch out for at World Cup 2018 Kris Voakes Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Getty/Goal composite NxGn Brazil Switzerland Belgium Nigeria Portugal World Cup South Korea Croatia Russia Sweden Tunisia Panama Morocco Spain Colombia Saudi Arabia Japan Uruguay Egypt Iran France Australia Iceland Argentina Denmark Peru Serbia Costa Rica Germany Mexico England Poland Senegal Kylian Mbappé Marcus Rashford Ousmane Dembélé Goal takes a look at some of the young players who could be about to light up the tournament in Russia… The 2018 World Cup is now very much on its way, with the final squads for Russia now having been finalised by the 32 national team managers.Of the 736 players chosen to participate, there are a fair number of those aged 21 and under who will be looking to grab the opportunity to make a name for themselves on the national stage.Goal has picked out 10 possible stars from that age group, some of whom you will know but others of whom you may know little…
The Australian Men’s Open squad took to the field at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night, showing off their skills before the Sydney Roosters and Wigan Warriors World Club Challenge match. Former NRL stars Dean Widders and Joe Galuvao and a couple of NRL Development staff joined the Australian Men’s Open squad who played a 25 minute intra-squad match. Young New South Wales referees Billy Greatbatch, Luke Heckendorf and Luke Saldern officiated the match. Galuvao was impressed with the skills of the squad and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the match. “It was heaps of fun and the guys are awesome, very generous, if I was one of their teammates I would have been giving me a massive dressing down.”“They are unreal, they are the best at what they do, to be there and see it and play them, I was very impressed.”To check out some highlights from the game, please visit the TFA YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. To view some photos of the game, please visit the TFA Facebook and Instagram pages:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksWorld Club Challenge
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say El Hadji Diouf explains his constant criticism of Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEl Hadji Diouf stands by his criticism of former club Liverpool.The 38-year-old keeps in touch with fellow Senegalese Sadio Mane, who has netted four times already this campaign.Diouf said: “I’ve never hidden the fact that Liverpool didn’t treat me right and that they cherished some players better than me, even though I’d arrived with a better profile.“Sometimes, reporters will never get what goes on in the club and in the dressing room.“Don’t get me wrong: the club is run very well now, based on what I hear from Sadio Mane, but I feel I was seen as an outsider back then.“The upsetting thing is that Real Madrid and Barcelona had offered me more money, but I really wanted to go to Liverpool – and it ended up being one of my worst experiences.”
Craddock urges Wolves to keep Arsenal target Bolyby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves skipper Jody Craddock is a fan of Willy Boly.Arsenal have been linked with Boly, who Wolves signed for £10m from Porto in the summer of 2018.“We definitely want him to stay at Wolves as he’s been doing so well, but he probably could walk into another team higher up the table,” Craddock told the Express & Star.“Hopefully, he doesn’t. But when you’ve got these players and they’re playing well, there’s always going to be clubs sniffing around them.”Then, it’s down to Wolves to do the job and keep hold of him if we want to step up to the table ourselves.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Story Highlights The country has been designated the sub-regional hub for relief operations in the event of disasters. The designation of Jamaica as the sub-regional hub was made by head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This move will allow for fast and effective delivery of assistance in disaster situations. As Jamaica prepares to position itself as the fourth node in the global logistics chain, the country has been designated the sub-regional hub for relief operations in the event of disasters.Making the announcement, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said this move will allow for greater efficiency and management of regional and international humanitarian supplies and for fast and effective delivery of assistance in disaster situations.“This designation will mean a strengthening of the logistics link between Jamaica and Panama, which has been designated the Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance for the Americas in the provision of post disaster humanitarian relief,” he said.The Minister was speaking on Wednesday, November 13, at the TechConnect 2013 conference and exposition at the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) headquarters in Kingston.He noted that the designation of Jamaica as the sub-regional hub, was made by head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Baroness Amos, and is in keeping with efforts to enhance regional co-operation in disaster preparedness and humanitarian response.“Relief operations….that’s a major logistics exercise and it means therefore that…they see the build out of Jamaica’s existing facility, the promise of the logistics hub as a major part of, and a major reason for making Jamaica the sub-regional operations centre,” he said.The Minister contented that in the future, it is likely that Jamaica’s global logistics hub operation will be seen “as a sort of magnet for multinational corporations whose products and services are directly or indirectly involved in the logistics associated with disaster management and disaster relief”.“This is a major feather in Jamaica’s cap and strengthens our resolve in expediting the establishment of Jamaica’s global logistics hub. More importantly, it sends a clear signal that the global community understands the geo-strategic importance of Jamaica to global logistics,” he said.The Government’s Logistics Hub Initiative aims to take advantage of the anticipated increase in maritime activities from the expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled for completion by 2016.Jamaica is deemed ideally positioned for this undertaking, based on the country’s location, midway between North and South America, and in close proximity to the canal.Forming part of the Government’s strategic priorities for 2013/14, in the area of job creation and economic growth, the initiative will see Jamaica becoming the fourth node in the global logistics chain, along with facilities at Rotterdam, Netherlands; Singapore; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Key elements of the initiative include: development of the Caymanas Economic Zone; dredging of the Kingston Harbour; establishing a Dry Dock facility at Jackson Bay, Clarendon and a trans-shipment commodity port facility near Yallahs, St. Thomas; and developing an air cargo and passenger facility at Vernamfield in Clarendon.The conference and expo formed part of activities for the first annual TechConnect Week, organised by Advantum, from November 13 to 15.The week, themed: ‘Securing the Logistics Chain: People, Equipment, Technology’, will feature presentations and discussions about securing the key aspects of the logistics chain whilst highlighting the need to view security from a holistic perspective.Formerly Port Computer Services, Advantum is a subsidiary of the SAJ, which provides technological infrastructure and systems support to the Caribbean maritime sector.
26Jan Rep. Farrington approves bills giving families and seniors broader tax relief Tags: Tax relief Categories: Diana Farrington News The Michigan House has approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief.The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens.Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, voted for the three-bill package that will enable people to keep more of their hard-earned money.“People have been claiming exemptions for themselves and their dependents on their income taxes for years, and this is not the time to end that,” Farrington said.The legislation, House Bills 5420-5422, will:· Ensure Michigan taxpayers can continue claiming personal exemptions on income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month, and increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,300 for the 2018 tax year, with gradual increases reaching $4,800 for 2020;· Certify taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax will continue to be able to claim exemptions if the city adopts a uniform ordinance; and· Help senior citizens in addition to the personal exemption increase by providing a $100 refundable income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older – or $200 for joint filers.House Bills 5420-5422 now move to the Senate for consideration.###
Dew helps ground cloud computing Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster—several orders of magnitude faster—than the current state of the art. Citation: New technology encodes and processes video orders of magnitude faster than current methods (2018, October 23) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-technology-encodes-video-magnitude-faster.html They presented their work at the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing, Oct. 11 to 13 in Carlsbad, Calif.The system, called Sprocket, was made possible by an innovative process that breaks down video files into extremely small pieces and then moves these pieces between thousands of servers every few thousands of a second for processing. All this happens in the cloud and allows researchers to harness a large amount of computing power in a very short amount of time. Sprocket was developed and written by CSE graduate students Lixiang Ao and Liz Izhikevich (now a Ph.D. student at Stanford).SPROCKET doesn’t just cut down the amount of time needed to process video, it is also extremely cheap. For example, two hours of video can be processed in 30 seconds with the system, instead of tens of minutes with other methods, for a cost of less than $1.”Before, you could get access to a server for a few hours. Now, with cloud computing, anyone can have access to thousands of servers, for fractions of a second, for just a few dollars,” said George Porter, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering here at UC San Diego and one of the lead researchers on the project, as well as computer science professor Geoff Voelker.This type of parallel computing in the cloud is offered by several big companies, including Amazon, Microsoft and Google.SPROCKET is particularly well suited for image searches within videos. For example, a user could edit three hours of video from their summer vacation in just a few seconds to only include a video that features a certain person.(An early demo of the technology consisted of editing down the “Infinity War” trailer so it would only feature Thor.)SPROCKET can do this because it is extremely efficient at moving tiny fractions of video between servers and making sure they’re processed right away. It also makes sure that algorithms have enough context to process each specific video frame. Provided by University of California – San Diego Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Uber Eats has grown into Texas’ most-used food delivery app In three years, the Uber Eats restaurant food delivery service has grown from an experiment to serving much of the U.S. and major cities worldwide. This undated photo provided by Uber Inc. Technologies shows Jason Droege, an Uber vice president who leads Uber Everything, the unit that explores how to build new businesses off the Uber network. Droege says Uber Eats is growing as fast as the ride-hailing service did in its early days. (Uber Inc. Technologies via AP) Citation: With Uber Eats’ fast growth comes potential for profit (2018, November 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-uber-fast-growth-potential-profit.html Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. By year’s end, the ride-hailing company says it will cover 70 percent of the U.S. population and be in 243 metro areas, mainly by expanding into smaller cities. It’s already in over 300 cities in 36 countries with many international deliveries done by bicycle.Jason Droege, an Uber vice president who leads Uber Everything, the unit that explores how to build new businesses off the Uber network, says Eats is growing as fast as the ride-hailing service did in its early days. He talks about the future of the service and demand for getting food delivered to your home. Questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity.Q: Is there a particular demographic group that uses Uber Eats?A: Certainly younger generations use it more. It’s more like how they eat. I think there’s a convenience premium for people who are coming of age now versus people who already have their habits set. If you look back, fast casual was something that was just getting going when I was 10, 11 years old. My generation is very used to going to a restaurant and doing take out, versus maybe the previous generation might have been used to ‘hey, let’s go get groceries.’ Take out has been on the rise ever since the mid- to late-80s. Now you have a generation who wants the additional convenience. Maybe they want to stay home and watch Netflix, or use social media, or they want the access to hundreds of restaurants.Q: What kind of range do you serve from a customer’s home?A: We want to make sure that the food arrives hot and delicious. If the food is in the car too long, that’s bad. It’s more about the time than it is about the business because we want that experience to be high quality. Uber has always believed that the faster you can get your ride, or your food, changes how consumers think about the level of convenience. So we’ve been focused from the beginning on getting food delivery from 40 to 45 minutes (from the order time) down to, I think our global average is now 31 minutes. Usually when people are ordering they’re hungry. So we see that people use the product more when it’s delivered faster, so we focus a lot on speed.Q: How did you know that people would want more than pizza delivered to their home, was it testing?A: Sometimes we do tests and they work, sometimes we do tests and they didn’t work. Uber historically has done stunts. Uber ice cream, where we delivered ice cream on demand for a few years, or there was Uber puppies and Uber kittens, where a car would roll up and you’d play with some kittens in the back. We did those actually very locally. One common thread you saw is when a city, like the city of Fresno put on the local barbecue spot that was hard to get to, had really long lines, you saw a lot of demand. From the early days, we noticed that when we put popular restaurants on Uber and delivered them on demand, those are some of our most consistently successful stunts. Even in our marketing promotions we saw food and Uber had some connectivity. So we had some signal, but experimentation is what really pushed us there.Q: Is Eats a profit-making entity?A: We’re focused on growth now, so we’re investing aggressively. We feel really good about the economics of the business. Before we went into expansion, we actually got to a point where we saw the path to profitability, which is why we decided to invest aggressively. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
March 25, 2019 COMMENTS SHARE Film exhibition company PVR has launched its 8th multiplex in Hyderabad. The six-screen property is located in Next Galleria Mall, an L&T Realty unit, in the city at Musarambagh. With this launch, the total screen count of PVR Cinemas stands at 58 screens at 10 properties in the Telangana, augmenting its growth in southern region with 260 screens across 43 PVR properties. Expansion plansSanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Ltd, said, “This is the first launch of this year and we look forward to continue with our expansion plans in FY 2019- 2020, across the country.” With this opening, PVR stands at a total screen count of 754 screens at 162 properties in 64 cities. Telangana SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on cinema COMMENT