The Hustler’s Playbook: Education Over Entertainment

first_imgThe decisions you make determine the outcomes you create in your life.Lean BackNon-hustlers choose to spend their time being entertained. They are “lean back” people.They watch a lot of television. They can tell you what’s hot, what’s not, and what you are missing. When they’re not watching television, they spend their time on the small screen of infinite distractions. They browse and browse and browse like there is no tomorrow. They never miss a sporting event, and they are up to speed on players, coaches, stats, and the surrounding drama. Then, there are video games.There is nothing wrong with entertainment. Only too much entertainment is a problem. That time would be better invested somewhere else than spent on empty calories.Lean ForwardHustlers make a different choice. They choose to educate themselves. They are “lean forward” people.They read books. Lots of books. They read widely so they can be fluent in conversational with people of all walks of life. They learn how to think, and they learn how to judge the usefulness of ideas. Hustlers take online courses, they go to live events, and they hire coaches. They build mastermind groups so they can learn from their peers and get a perspective on how they’re doing from people who are going to be honest with them in order to spur their growth and development. Hustlers write, too. They keep journals, and they process their thinking.This is not to say that hustlers don’t spend time on entertainment. They just spend less time leaning back being entertained because they are too busy leaning forward and making things happen. When they play, even the play is usually centered around their personal growth.Lean forward. Educate yourself. You are the only real asset you will ever have for producing the results you want in your life.last_img read more

Asiad ’82: Advertising revenue falls much short of expectations

first_imgAfter all the doubts, it seems that the November Asiad, now less than four months away, finally means business. Last fortnight, however, it turned out that that was precisely what it didn’t mean: at the weekly meeting of the Special Organising Committee (SOC) of the Asiad, official estimates placed before,After all the doubts, it seems that the November Asiad, now less than four months away, finally means business. Last fortnight, however, it turned out that that was precisely what it didn’t mean: at the weekly meeting of the Special Organising Committee (SOC) of the Asiad, official estimates placed before the members gloomily indicated that advertising and franchise revenue from the winter jamboree was falling much short of expectations with only Rs 12 crore of the expected Rs 34 crore collected so far. Said a member of the SOC secretariat: “The selling of Appu is ending up the wrong way.”The Asiad is being touted to advertisers and franchise seekers by three set-ups. The SOC itself has already decided on various soft drink and food suppliers. It has entrusted the job of selling advertising space in the arenas to MEETCO, a Dubai-based company, which is working in India through A.K. Advertising of Bombay, whose chairman is film actor Sanjay Khan.Prahlad Bajaj and Company, also of Bombay, has been asked by the SOC to sell the right to carry the Asiad logo and mascot on commercial products. While Prahlad Bajaj has made no monetary commitment, MEETCO has to pay the SOC a minimum of Rs 5 crore. But things have not worked out quite the way the organisers would have liked them to. Neither MEETCO nor Prahlad Bajaj is willing to talk figures, but unofficial sources say that MEETCO, for its part, has sold only a tenth of the space available in the stadia.advertisementPrahlad Bajaj too has not made much headway and is grumbling about the direct deals that the SOC has made with various suppliers. As for the SOC itself, its Director of Coordination, Arun K. Gupta, also refuses to talk figures; only a few weeks earlier he had told India Today that Rs 17.5 crore had already been collected. This boastful statement, as the SOC’s own records show, is far from the truth.Little Interest: An analysis of the Rs 12 crore already collected tells its own story. The revenue from franchising the logo, mascot and gift items – beverages, food-stuffs – comes to slightly over Rs 87 lakh. Messages printed on tickets have brought in Rs 26.5 lakh. Rights for advertising, television rights and indoor advertisements add up to Rs 9.64 crore. including MEETCO’s share.Royalties from sports goods made by foreign and Indian firms put in another Rs 1 crore. Donors who gave money in the interest of sports threw in Rs 32 lakh. It is clear that the logo and the mascot have brought in a meagre amount; worse, private individuals have already begun to pirate Appu on souvenirs like T-shirts and key-chains.When the selling of Appu began, the future seemed rosy called ‘The Most Unique Advertising Opportunity This Year’, a booklet pointed out that at least 20 lakh people would watch the Games, not to mention television audiences at home and abroad. They offered a series of 18 major packages at a price of Rs 15 lakh for five prime ground sites, as well as 40 other opportunities – including balloons at Rs 5 lakh each that would float above the stadia.According to Timuchin Hasan, general manager of A.K. Advertising, it was thought that with the total advertising expenditure by private and public sector companies being Rs 196.24 crore in 1980-81, it would not be too difficult to raise Rs 3 crore, with more from overseas advertisers.As things stand, the expectations have been belied, MEETCO, said an SOC official, has so far deposited Rs 3.8 crore, “but now they seem to be hedging on the remaining Rs 1.2 crore”. MEETCO is unlikely to back out, but it is finding it rough going. Prahlad Bajaj is dogged by the fact that different business houses are paying different prices for the franchise, and this has greatly upset advertisers. Pure Drinks, makers of Campa-Cola, paid Rs 3.5 lakh, AMPRO biscuits Rs 2.2 lakh and Victor T-shirts Rs 3 lakh.The ice cream struggle had the relatively unknown Bingo brand in the lead, with the promoters asking for Rs 4.5 lakh. Another reason for the low sales is the textile strike which has crippled the otherwise high-spending industry. S. Chatterji of Prahlad Bajaj is quite honest: “We have tried hard to promote sales but the response is poor.”Scanty Exposure: The fault lies not so much with MEETCO and Prahlad Bajaj as with the Asian Games organisers. There is simply not enough exposure of the Asiad on a national basis. Appu should have been on first-name terms with the country by now – just as Misha, the Moscow Olympics mascot was in 1980 – but very few people have heard of the cheerful elephant outside the capital.advertisementSaid an SOC member: “There should have been an Asiad fever in the capital. But everyone just seems to be happy because the flyovers have opened. Outside Delhi, no one seems to be aware of the big event in November.”No wonder that unhappiness is the common denominator among the sponsors and promoters of the big event in November. The SOC puts the blame squarely on MEETCO and Prahlad Bajaj for not achieving the targets, although no one is willing to disclose the target. The truth is simple: the SOC had hoped that the promoters would sell space, the logo and the mascot and sell the Games in the bargain – a job they themselves should have done. It turned out to be a bad bargain.last_img read more

Gattuso preaches caution after win

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has urged his side not to get carried away after a last-gasp 2-1 triumph over Genoa on Wednesday lifted AC Milan up to fourth in Serie A.Questions were raised over Gattuso’s future as Rossoneri head coach after a 1-0 derby defeat against Inter 10 days ago, but the 40-year-old has now steered his side to back-to-back victory to lift them into the Champions League qualification positions.They looked destined to only get a point after Alessio Romagnoli’s unfortunate own goal cancelled out Suso’s early opener. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! There was a late twist in Milan’s favour, though, as Romagnoli took full advantage of a weak punch from Ionut Radu to hook a superb first-time volley over the stranded goalkeeper in stoppage time.Gattuso preached caution after the win and has challenged his side to prove they belong in the upper echelons of Serie A.”The victory has allowed us to reach fourth place, but this is just a first step,” he told a news conference.After…Dopo…#MilanGenoa #ANewMilan pic.twitter.com/O48Zt7VDTj— AC Milan (@acmilan) October 31, 2018″We now have to demonstrate that we can remain in that position.”We made things complicated by conceding an incredible goal but being able to bring the victory home is a good sign.”I continue to do my job and what we’ve been through is a good sign.”Romagnoli went from zero to hero with his dramatic late winner and believes Milan are being overly criticised for their start to the season.”We deserved the victory,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “We played very well.”I’m sorry for my own goal. I was unlucky, but I made up for it. In my opinion, we’ve been criticised too much.”The results are what count and we got another. We must improve and stay near the top.” read morelast_img read more

Gayle, Sehwag to play T10 league in UAE

first_imgBengaluru, Aug 23 (PTI) Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi and Kumar Sangakkara will be part of the T10 league, named Ten Cricket League, in the UAE. Teams playing in the league are – Team Punjabis, Team Pakhtoons, Team Maratha, Team Banglas, Team Lankans, Team Sindhis and Team Keralites, among others. Afridi will lead Team Pakhtoons. Habib Khan, owner of Pakhtoons commented, “I am excited to have Shahid Afridi, one of the greatest cricketers ever, to lead my team and you will see Pakhtoons in full force.” The league will have 10-over-a-side match with 90 minutes of action, spread over four days. The event will begin on December 21 and culminate on December 24 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Shaji ul Mulk, president of TCL, said, “We are very excited about the concept of T10 as it brings cricket to the level of world sports of 90 minutes and fast pace action. “We all enjoy T20. Wait till you experience T10! We have based this league on a South Asian concept as we have a dominant south Asian, cricket crazy population in the UAE and GCC,” he said. The auction will be conducted in the United Arab Emirates. PTI BDN AH AHlast_img read more

Gokulam to re-brand as Malabar FC

first_imgWelcome Sree Gokulam Group to the #HeroILeague. pic.twitter.com/DIEygvqLBX— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) September 20, 2017 I-League I-League: Gokulam to re-brand itself as Malabar FC Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:01 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Gokulam FC Gokulam FC I-League The Kerala-based club has been asked to change their name before being inducted into the I-League… The All India Football Federation (AIFF) handed a direct entry to Gokulam FC on Wednesday after the Bid Evaluation Committee met in Delhi.The Kerala-based club met the financial criterion however, they were asked to alter their fan in order to find resonance with the fans in God’s own country.Interestingly, the club wouldn’t be allowed to play their home matches from Manjeri but move to Calicut instead as the AIFF wants the game to spread across the state of Kerala. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Gokulam FC are keen to recruit players primarily from Kerala.last_img read more

Allegri backs struggling Higuain

first_imgJuventus ‘He needs to stay calm’ – Allegri backs Higuain to rediscover scoring touch Patric Ridge Last updated 2 years ago 06:54 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Higuain - cropped Getty Images Juventus Serie A Juventus v Fiorentina Fiorentina The Argentine striker has netted just twice so far in all competitions, but it has not slowed Juve as they have racked up five straight league wins Gonzalo Higuain must keep calm and continue to focus on his all-round game, despite a lack of goals so far this season, according to Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.Juve made it five wins from their opening five Serie A fixtures on Wednesday, as Mario Mandzukic’s second-half header proved enough to see off 10-man Fiorentina 1-0.Juve 18/1 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing However, Higuain failed to have much of an impact, registering just one attempt on goal throughout, and the Argentinian now has just two goals to his name from seven matches in all competitions.Allegri, though, has no doubt that the goals will return should the former Real Madrid and Napoli striker maintain his level of overall play.”There are some moments like now in which Higuain only scored two goals in five [Serie A] matches,” Allegri told Sky Italia.”But he moved well and gave positive signals, so he needs to stay calm. Even last season he did not score for three or four matches.”I don’t see it as significant. He needs to react in a positive way by turning this negative moment into a positive one.”0 – Tonight, for the first time since 2016-09-21, Juventus have not faced shots on target in a Serie A game. Defence. #JuventusFiorentina— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 20, 2017Higuain’s 24 league goals were key to Juventus claiming their sixth successive league title last term, though the Bianconeri were far from their best at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday.After a dour first half in which Paulo Dybala’s free-kick was the nearest Juve came to a goal, it was not until the 52nd minute that Mandzukic latched onto Juan Cuadrado’s cross to open the scoring.Juve looked set to double their advantage when the referee pointed to the penalty spot following Milan Badelj’s clumsy foul on Blaise Matuidi, only for the official to change his decision and award a free-kick – though Fiorentina’s midfielder did pick up a second booking.And though Juve have to settle for second in Serie A as it stands, behind free-scoring Napoli, Allegri was pleased with his side’s gritty display.”It’s an important victory because we did not have a goal in the first half and we struggled a lot,” Allegri continued.”We have to compliment the boys. In the first half we had few shots because we were technically wrong out of the area. “In these games you have to take risks. In the second half we did better.”last_img read more

What The BCS Top 16 Would Look Like This Week

first_imgA shot of an American flag and the BCS title game logo.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 09: A giants American Flag is displayed on the field prior to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff rankings will be updated tomorrow night. We’ll see how the top 25 looks, but the top 10 should be pretty set.Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan will remain the top four. Behind them will be Georgia, followed by Oklahoma and then some combination of LSU, Ohio State, Washington State and UCF.The old BCS system was a lot different than the CFP one, but if it was still in place, the rankings would basically be the same.Here’s how the BCS top 16 would shake out right now, courtesy of BCSKnowHow.comThis week’s simulated look at what the #BCS might’ve looked like ranks UCF ahead of Ohio State while No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Georgia remain separated by the thinnest of margins: pic.twitter.com/iaCNmVEO19— BCSKnowHow.com (@BCSKnowHow) November 19, 2018All Alabama, Clemson and Michigan need to do is survive “Rivalry Week” and win their respective conference championship games in order to reach the playoff. Notre Dame’s regular season ends this weekend at USC, and if the Irish move to 12-0, they essentially lock up a playoff berth as well.We’ll see how the next two weeks shake out.In the meantime, the new CFP rankings will be unveiled tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

Virat Kohli’s ICC awards sweep a proud moment for India: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgVirat Kohli’s ICC awards sweep a proud moment for India: Sunil GavaskarICC Awards: Sunil Gavaskar said Virat Kohli’s ICC awards will inspire future India cricketers. Kohli, on Tuesday, became the first player ever to win all the three big ICC awards in a single year.advertisement India Today Web Desk NapierJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 23:33 IST Virat Kohli hit 1202 runs in 14 ODIs in 2018 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli became the first player to win all 3 big ICC awards in a single yearKohli is the first man to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awardsSunil Gavaskar said Kohli’s feat is a proud moment for all of IndiaSunil Gavaskar lauded Virat Kohli after the India captain became the first man to win all three ICC awards. On Tuesday, Kohli was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year. In 2018, Kohli was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year.Virat Kohli is only the third man to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year twice and the second to win it in consecutive years. Kohli had a sensational 2018 scoring 11 international hundreds – 6 in ODIs and 5 in Tests.In 2018, Kohli scored 1202 runs in 14 ODIs. In 13 Tests, Kohli scored 1322 runs including 593 in the five-Test series against England.Besides, Virat Kohli was also named captain of the ICC’s Test and ODI Teams of the Year. Last year, Kohli led India to historic ODI and T20I series wins in South Africa. Later in Australia, Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain.Gavaskar said Kohli’s rich haul at the ICC awards was a big moment for Indian cricket.”This is such a proud moment for fans of Indian cricket and former players and players aspiring to represent India. It shows when there’s hard work, a player can reach the pinnacle,” Gavaskar told India Today.”This is a massive achievement. The last one year has been tremendous for Virat Kohli. Nobody is anywhere close to Kohli.”Virat Kohli, who will be in action in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand starting Wednesday in Napier, said the awards motivated him to keep pushing hard.advertisement”It feels amazing. It’s a reward for all the hard work that you do throughout the calendar year. I feel really grateful and very, very happy with the team doing well at the same time myself performing. Having recognition at the global level from the ICC is something you feel proud of as a cricketer because you understand that there are many players playing the game,” Kohli said in a video message.”To be rewarded in this manner from amongst all of them is obviously a very proud moment for me and something that gives you more motivation to keep repeating the same things because you have to keep the standard of cricket up and keep bringing in consistent performances. From that point of view, these awards give you that extra motivation.”Also Read | Virat Kohli’s charged-up men seek to bury the ghost of 2014Also Read | Shubman Gill looks to Virat Kohli for inspiration in New ZealandAlso Read | Virat Kohli first cricketer to win all 3 ICC Awards after sensational year in Tests and ODIsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

Virat Kohli ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni as most followed cricketer on social media

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 15:36 IST India captain Virat Kohli is reigning supreme on social media (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli is on top of the list with 30 million followers on each platformSuresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh are also among the top 10Universe Boss Chris Gayle completes the top 10Kohli has amassed over 20,000 international runs in this decade and is the only cricketer to achieve the feat. The Delhi lad has also been very active on social media platforms. With over over 30 million followers on each platform (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), he is the most follwed cricket star.Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar comes next with 30.1 million followers on Twitter. On Facebook and Instagram, he has 28 million and 16.5 million followers, respectively.MS Dhoni is not very active on social media platforms, still he occupies the third spot in the list with 15.4 million followers on Instagram, 7.7 million on Twitter and 20.5 million on Facebook.India opener Rohit Sharma, who is at the peak of his career, is also actively present on social media. The ‘Hitman’ has over 10 million followers on all the three big platforms — 10.5 million on Instagram, 14.7 million on Twitter and 11 million on Facebook.Out of favour Suresh Raina, who recently underwent a knee surgery, has 16.7 million followers on Twitter, 9 million on Instagram and 3.1 million on Facebook.Yuvraj Singh comes next with 14 million followers on Facebook, 4.7 million on Twitter and 7.5 million on Instagram.Harbhajan Singh, also known as the ‘Turnbanator’, is also an active social media user. He is constantly seen tweeting on various issues and has 10.1 million followers on Twitter, 3.6 million on Instagram and 6.6 million on Facebook.South Africa great AB de Villiers is undoubtedly one of the most loved cricketers globally. Also known as ‘Mr. 360 degree’ for the versatility of his cricketing shots, de Villiers has a great social media following. With 8.5 million followers on Instagram, 6.7 million on Twitter and 3.6 million on Facebook, the 35-year-old is 8th on the list.advertisementIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan comes next with 8.9 million followers on Facebook, 4.1 million on Twitter and 4.8 million on Instagram.Chris Gayle, the leading run-scorer for the West Indies in ODIs, is placed 10th in the list. The Jamaican is very active on Instagram and has 15 million followers across the three platforms (Facebook 7.8 million, Twitter 4.4 million and Instagram 2.8 million).Also Read | Selection process was tough, says Ravi Shastri after bagging another term as India coachAlso Read | NADA to start testing cricketers during Duleep games, BCCI wants only doctors as DCOsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India national cricket teamFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow MS DhoniFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Chris GayleFollow InstagramFollow TwitterFollow Facebook Virat Kohli ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni as most followed cricketer on social mediaMS Dhoni is not very active on social media platforms, still he occupies the third spot in the list with 15.4 million followers on Instagram, 7.7 million on Twitter and 20.5 million on Facebook.advertisementlast_img read more

Portuguese Dockworkers Reach Deal with Employers

first_imgzoom The Portuguese port of Lisbon could soon continue normal operations as the Portuguese Dockers Union (SETC) and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) reached an agreement with port employers’ associations.IDC said that the “workers achieved a compromise that will, following the signing of a new agreement in the coming days, be valid for the next six years.”The agreement, which was reached on Friday and Saturday after 15 hours of negotiation, was passed yesterday evening at the union general assembly.Among the main points of this deal is the promise of port companies to dismantle alternative labour pools at the port of Lisbon, and to abandon the establishment of direct and precarious contracts.“All existing workers, within a maximum period of two years, will join the existing labour pool. Further, port companies have committed the reinstatement of workers dismissed last year, and the reimbursement of their salaries,” IDC added.The new agreement will also reflect the existence of a mixed system of automatic promotions for dock workers, which will be determined by the amount of time spent working on four upper work levels, and on mixed progression at the two lower levels. In addition, there will be ten pay scale levels, including two additional levels- one minimum and one intermediate- which apply to new employees.“The agreed minimum wage will be 850 euros per month and the agreed maximum wage will be 2,326.06 euros per month. Priority will be given to dockworkers who exercise the tasks of “ship planning” and “yard planning”,” IDC said.Furthermore, the union said that it will carry on with the demonstration organised on June 16 as it wants to state how conditions in Lisbon should be a reference for all Portuguese ports, as well as collaborate with civil society mobilisations against precarious employment.SETC has been delivering strike notices since November 2015 prompted by the inability of the two sides to find a middle-ground on the new contracts, resulting in the contract dispute of over three years. On April 20, the union launched a strike which froze all operations at the port of Lisbon, followed by a number of stoppages.last_img read more

EU officials approve speed limit technology for autos

FRANKFURT — European Union officials have struck a provisional political deal to require new safety features on autos that would include technology to keep cars within legal speed limits.So-called intelligent speed assistance recognizes prevailing speed laws using mapping systems and limits engine power to help the driver avoid speeding. The technology can be overridden by pushing harder on the gas pedal.European Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska, responsible for internal market and industry, said that “every year 25,000 people lose their lives on our roads. We can and must act to change this.”The features, to be required from 2022, also include systems that would warn about driver drowsiness and distractions such as smartphone use.The measures are subject to formal approval by the European parliament and EU leaders.The Associated Press read more

UN boosts funding of relief effort in wake of South Asian floods

10 August 2007The United Nations humanitarian arm is stepping up its financial support of governments across South Asia as they try to help the estimated 45 million people affected by the recent deadly flooding across the region. UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes announced today that the world body will provide up to $20 million to assist governments and to boost the in-country capacity of the UN and its partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs).At least 2,200 deaths in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been linked to the floods, caused largely by particularly heavy monsoon rains this year. Government figures indicate that more than four million hectares of crops have also been damaged.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that the most urgent needs include food, temporary shelter, medicines and mosquito nets.The UN has already allocated about $4.4 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to Pakistan to help that country respond to heavy rains and flooding last month in the wake of Cyclone Yemyin and monsoon rains.But Mr. Holmes said the recovery effort there is being hampered by the fact that the UN has received less than one-third of the $38 million it appealed for to complement the emergency activities of the Pakistani Government.About 2.5 million people were affected by those floods, which hit Baluchistan and Sindh provinces hardest in late June and early June. Over 300 people were killed and more than 240 others remain missing. At least 700,000 people have not been able to return to their homes and live in makeshift roadside camps or in collective centres such as schools or other public buildings.“For most families affected by these floods, the recovery of their livelihoods will be arduous and protracted,” said Mr. Holmes, who is also Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. “Six weeks with nothing but uncertainty can feel like forever. I hope that donors will respond quickly and generously.”South Asia is not the only region where the UN is helping with flood relief activities, drawing from the CERF. In Colombia, about $2.2 million in funding has been approved to support the Government’s efforts in the Mojana region and the Córdoba department, which have suffered from floods and landslides. And in Sudan, around $2.7 million will be given to help with relief efforts in the wake of recent floods, particularly in the north. read more

Apples shock warning Read the full text of Tim Cooks letter to

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook sent a letter to investors, dated Jan. 2, to advise them that the company was expecting lower revenue than it previously guided. The full text of the letter as it appears on Apple’s website is below:To Apple investors:Today we are revising our guidance for Apple’s fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on December 29. We now expect the following:Revenue of approximately US$84 billion Gross margin of approximately 38 per cent Operating expenses of approximately US$8.7 billion Other income/(expense) of approximately US$550 million Tax rate of approximately 16.5 per cent before discrete items. Apple’s warning says a lot about the global economy — and it’s not good Apple bombshell sends global investors to safe havens while ‘flash crash’ jolts currencies Apple now says Q1 revenue drop will be up to 10% on weak holiday, China sales We expect the number of shares used in computing diluted EPS to be approximately 4.77 billion.Based on these estimates, our revenue will be lower than our original guidance for the quarter, with other items remaining broadly in line with our guidance.While it will be a number of weeks before we complete and report our final results, we wanted to get some preliminary information to you now. Our final results may differ somewhat from these preliminary estimates.When we discussed our Q1 guidance with you about 60 days ago, we knew the first quarter would be impacted by both macroeconomic and Apple-specific factors. Based on our best estimates of how these would play out, we predicted that we would report slight revenue growth year-over-year for the quarter. As you may recall, we discussed four factors:First, we knew the different timing of our iPhone launches would affect our year-over-year compares. Our top models, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, shipped in Q4’18–placing the channel fill and early sales in that quarter, whereas last year iPhone X shipped in Q1’18, placing the channel fill and early sales in the December quarter. We knew this would create a difficult compare for Q1’19, and this played out broadly in line with our expectations.Second, we knew the strong U.S. dollar would create foreign exchange headwinds and forecasted this would reduce our revenue growth by about 200 basis points as compared to the previous year. This also played out broadly in line with our expectations.Third, we knew we had an unprecedented number of new products to ramp during the quarter and predicted that supply constraints would gate our sales of certain products during Q1. Again, this also played out broadly in line with our expectations. Sales of Apple Watch Series 4 and iPad Pro were constrained much or all of the quarter. AirPods and MacBook Air were also constrained.Fourth, we expected economic weakness in some emerging markets. This turned out to have a significantly greater impact than we had projected.In addition, these and other factors resulted in fewer iPhone upgrades than we had anticipated.These last two points have led us to reduce our revenue guidance. I’d like to go a bit deeper on both.Emerging Market ChallengesWhile we anticipated some challenges in key emerging markets, we did not foresee the magnitude of the economic deceleration, particularly in Greater China. In fact, most of our revenue shortfall to our guidance, and over 100 percent of our year-over-year worldwide revenue decline, occurred in Greater China across iPhone, Mac and iPad.China’s economy began to slow in the second half of 2018. The government-reported GDP growth during the September quarter was the second lowest in the last 25 years. We believe the economic environment in China has been further impacted by rising trade tensions with the United States. As the climate of mounting uncertainty weighed on financial markets, the effects appeared to reach consumers as well, with traffic to our retail stores and our channel partners in China declining as the quarter progressed. And market data has shown that the contraction in Greater China’s smartphone market has been particularly sharp.Despite these challenges, we believe that our business in China has a bright future. The iOS developer community in China is among the most innovative, creative and vibrant in the world. Our products enjoy a strong following among customers, with a very high level of engagement and satisfaction. Our results in China include a new record for Services revenue, and our installed base of devices grew over the last year. We are proud to participate in the Chinese marketplace.iPhoneLower than anticipated iPhone revenue, primarily in Greater China, accounts for all of our revenue shortfall to our guidance and for much more than our entire year-over-year revenue decline. In fact, categories outside of iPhone (Services, Mac, iPad, Wearables/Home/Accessories) combined to grow almost 19 percent year-over-year.While Greater China and other emerging markets accounted for the vast majority of the year-over-year iPhone revenue decline, in some developed markets, iPhone upgrades also were not as strong as we thought they would be. While macroeconomic challenges in some markets were a key contributor to this trend, we believe there are other factors broadly impacting our iPhone performance, including consumers adapting to a world with fewer carrier subsidies, US dollar strength-related price increases, and some customers taking advantage of significantly reduced pricing for iPhone battery replacements.Many Positive Results in the December QuarterWhile it’s disappointing to revise our guidance, our performance in many areas showed remarkable strength in spite of these challenges.Our installed base of active devices hit a new all-time high–growing by more than 100 million units in 12 months. There are more Apple devices being used than ever before, and it’s a testament to the ongoing loyalty, satisfaction and engagement of our customers.Also, as I mentioned earlier, revenue outside of our iPhone business grew by almost 19 percent year-over-year, including all-time record revenue from Services, Wearables and Mac. Our non-iPhone businesses have less exposure to emerging markets, and the vast majority of Services revenue is related to the size of the installed base, not current period sales.Services generated over US$10.8 billion in revenue during the quarter, growing to a new quarterly record in every geographic segment, and we are on track to achieve our goal of doubling the size of this business from 2016 to 2020.Wearables grew by almost 50 per cent year-over-year, as Apple Watch and AirPods were wildly popular among holiday shoppers; launches of MacBook Air and Mac mini powered the Mac to year-over-year revenue growth and the launch of the new iPad Pro drove iPad to year-over-year double-digit revenue growth.We also expect to set all-time revenue records in several developed countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Korea. And, while we saw challenges in some emerging markets, others set records, including Mexico, Poland, Malaysia and Vietnam.Finally, we also expect to report a new all-time record for Apple’s earnings per share.Looking AheadOur profitability and cash flow generation are strong, and we expect to exit the quarter with approximately US$130 billion in net cash. As we have stated before, we plan to become net-cash neutral over time.As we exit a challenging quarter, we are as confident as ever in the fundamental strength of our business. We manage Apple for the long term, and Apple has always used periods of adversity to re-examine our approach, to take advantage of our culture of flexibility, adaptability and creativity, and to emerge better as a result.Most importantly, we are confident and excited about our pipeline of future products and services. Apple innovates like no other company on earth, and we are not taking our foot off the gas.We can’t change macroeconomic conditions, but we are undertaking and accelerating other initiatives to improve our results. One such initiative is making it simple to trade in a phone in our stores, finance the purchase over time, and get help transferring data from the current to the new phone. This is not only great for the environment, it is great for the customer, as their existing phone acts as a subsidy for their new phone, and it is great for developers, as it can help grow our installed base.This is one of a number of steps we are taking to respond. We can make these adjustments because Apple’s strength is in our resilience, the talent and creativity of our team, and the deeply held passion for the work we do every day.Expectations are high for Apple because they should be. We are committed to exceeding those expectations every day.That has always been the Apple way, and it always will be.TimBloomberg.com read more

Syria conflict 2017 deadliest year for children UN aid official reports

The UN humanitarian official also expressed deep concern over continued reports of the recruitment and use of children in the fighting by all sides.“In 2017, 25 per cent of cases involved boys and girls under the age of 15 – of course considered a war crime and prohibited under international humanitarian law,” he said.“Nine out of 10 recruited children served in a combat role: in uniform, armed and with military training. Growing up in conflict, they may have little choice or alternative; they may also have no way out, as killing or detention by the other side may await them.”Ms. Gilmore, the UN deputy human rights chief, reported that 2017 also saw the highest number of violations against Syrian children.“The scale, scope and gravity of crimes committed against children are shocking. Widespread human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law affecting or targeting children are being committed by the Syrian authorities. And perpetrated too by armed groups,” she stated.“Children are arrested and detained for their family’s alleged association with opposing armed forces. Girls, in particular, are subjected to sexual violence, including rape, forced marriage and sexual slavery by armed groups.”She recalled that the Syrian conflict began with, in her words, “the denigration of a child” whose “tragic fate” became a rallying call for scores across the country.Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb, 13, had been detained during protests in the city of Daraa in April 2011. His brutalized body was returned to his family a month later.Ms. Gilmore said the years of unending fighting means millions of Syrian children have been denied their fundamental human rights and robbed of their childhood.She concluded her remarks with a warning to the warring parties and their supporters:“Those responsible for this violence – within Syria and beyond – should know that they are being identified; that dossiers are being built up for their prosecution; and that, with evidence in hand, and before duly convened tribunals, they will be held legally accountable for those crimes that with malice, indifference and great cruelty they continue to wage with scant regard for Syria’s children,” she stated. UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis Panos Moumtzis alongside UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore addressed a high-level panel discussion looking at rights violations against children caught in the fighting, which is entering its eighth year.“In 2017, documentation of violations of children’s rights during the conflict – by all sides – was the highest since the beginning of the conflict. Simply put, 2017 was the deadliest year of the Syrian war for children,” Mr. Moumtzis told the Council.The Syria Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism verified that in 2017 alone, at least 910 children killed and 361 injured, the large majority of child casualties occurring in Idleb, Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor, and other locations.“There is a child and a grieving family behind every single one of these numbers. Verification of additional cases continues and these numbers only provide the tip of the iceberg of the actual case and scale of violence suffered by children in Syria.”The UN estimates that overall, 400,000 people have been killed in Syria, and more than a million injured.The fighting has also pushed more than five million Syrians across the border to neighbouring countries such as Lebanon and Jordan, as well as to Europe and beyond.Mr. Moumtzis reported that children make up over 40 per cent of the 13.1 million people inside Syria who require life-saving humanitarian assistance. And of the more than five million across the country who are in acute need, 663,000 are under the age of five – a figure he described as “shocking.” read more

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker is a galactically stupid title

first_img Comments 16 Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer tees… That’s a joke, right?— rick (@ricktimmerman88) April 12, 2019 And the actor jumped right in with guesses as to which member of his fictional family the title is referring to.”Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE?” he wrote. “A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker?”Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (really!) opens Dec. 19 in the UK and Australia, and Dec. 20 in the US. Skywalker is the new Jedi Order. Rey starts it, maybe with Kylo.— Unite or Die #TTP (@shadowdragontwt) April 12, 2019 TV and Movies Also, doesn’t the new title just scream spoiler? In one of two ways, apparently. With Rey all over the trailer and the words THE RISE OF SKYWALKER emblazoned on the screen, are we just all admitting now that we know she’s obviously a Skywalker relation, whether Luke’s kid or not? Let’s hope that’s just too obvious. So on the other hand, is Kylo Ren, whose mother Leia was a Skywalker, the family member on the rise?Some fans liked it, with writer Kris Tapley putting it solidly in the middle of a title ranking, above the 1977 original and below The Phantom Menace. Not everyone was on board with the title.”Which Star Wars isn’t the rise of Skywalker …. he rose 10x already,” noted one Twitter user. Tapley also has thoughts about the title’s meaning, writing, “I think there’s zero chance that title refers to Rey.” No, it’s not an adult-film parody title, or a coffee table book about George Lucas’ movie ranch. Episode 9, the next Star Wars movie, is really called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. it’s called the rise of skywalker because anakin raises from the dead to drop-kick kylo into a sun— moms against dio brando (@C0REZI) April 12, 2019 77 Photos More Rise of Skywalker 2:04 Star Wars star Mark Hamill, who played O.G. Skywalker Luke, weighed in about the new title Friday, nothing that it wasn’t his suggestion: Episode IX: A Bunch More Stuff Happens. Some fans had theories about what was rising, and who, and why.”Skywalker is the new Jedi Order. Rey starts it, maybe with Kylo,” wrote one Twitter user. Awful. Is this real?— David Bernardi (@david_bernardi) April 12, 2019 Originally published April 12. Ranking Star Wars episode titles! (TITLES)1. The Phantom Menace2. The Empire Strikes Back3. Return of the Jedi4. Attack of the Clones5. The Rise of Skywalker6. The Force Awakens7. A New Hope8. The Last Jedi9. Revenge of the Sith— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) April 12, 2019center_img The fact that Palpatine was laughing at the end of the trailer and Episode IX is titled The Rise of Skywalker… it’s so f-ing blatant you guys. Ben is going to finally make things right and heal the wounds in his family line. #bendemption #episodeix #theriseofskywalker— raven-maiden (@raven_maiden3) April 12, 2019 Which Star Wars isn’t the rise of Skywalker …. he rose 10x already— jaime xumi 🔦 (@jaimelasticity) April 12, 2019 It’s not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens- It’#EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It’s time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle👍 https://t.co/avfffLvC1z— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 12, 2019 The title ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ has got everyone thinking of Rey, maybe J.J. is retconning what Rian did with Rey’s lineage. No, no, no.I think the Skywalker title is referring to Kylo. Maybe he will have a redemption arc in this story. Fight to defeat Palpatine. pic.twitter.com/4JOefF1j5L— terrellegrahamreviews.com (@TerrelleGraham) April 12, 2019 Tags Don’t get too excited. The Palpatine cackle at the end of the #EpisodeIX trailer is just Kylo Ren’s ringtone.— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) April 12, 2019 I think there’s zero chance that title refers to Rey.— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) April 12, 2019 I’m confused, I thought one of the goals of this new trilogy was to end the Skywalker saga, then again The Rise of the Dark Knight was the end of the Batman trilogy so there’s that— Pozzible Movies (@Pozzible_movies) April 12, 2019 Confused by title. pic.twitter.com/w6KI1ylrlg— 6reg (@Darthgreg78) April 12, 2019 Rise of Skywalker sees Emperor Palpatine rise again Meet new Star Wars character Jannah Share your voice Either Rey is a Skywalker or Ren is gonna rule the galaxy.— Auswald (@groovyspaceP) April 12, 2019 Some fans were more interested in a familiar laugh from the new teaser trailer. Hello, Emperor Palpatine, welcome back. Maybe the title should’ve been, “The Rise/Return/Revenge/Whatever of Palpatine.” Now playing: Watch this: 2019 movies to geek out over We finally got the title Friday morning at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and yes, these things take time to get used to. But I can’t be the only Star Wars watcher who thinks it’s about as appealing as the Sarlacc.I’ve said it before: I was rooting for Star Wars: A New Order. That worked on every level. Short, appealing, direct and a nice throwback to the 1977 original Star Wars film, which I saw in theaters when it was just called Star Wars but was later dubbed A New Hope. Star Wars, Skywalker, Palpatine, #EpisodeIX, #TheRiseOfSkywalker pic.twitter.com/eMb9YlDWj9— Leugim🌺🌸 (@Leugim_3) April 12, 2019 Star Warslast_img read more

N Korea still serious and imminent threat Japan

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 29 August, 2017, soldiers from the Japan Air Self-Defence Force set up PAC-3 surface-to-air missile launch systems during a temporary deployment drill at US Yokota Air Bace in Tokyo. Photo: AFPNorth Korea still poses a “serious and imminent threat”, Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since an outbreak of diplomacy on the Korean peninsula.Japan’s 2018 defence white paper also took aim at China’s rise as a military power, saying Beijing was sparking “strong security concerns in the region and international community, including Japan”.Last year’s defence review was published at the height of the tensions with North Korea, amid nuclear and missile tests and US president Donald Trump threatening to rain down “fire and fury” on Pyongyang if it kept up its threats.But since then, a spectacular diplomatic detente has taken place, culminating in the historic summit between Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on 12 June.Nevertheless, Tokyo insisted on Tuesday: “There is no change in our basic recognition concerning the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missiles.”Pyongyang continues to post “an unprecedentedly serious and imminent threat to Japan’s security and significantly damage the peace and security of the region and the international community”, according to Tokyo.Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera acknowledged in the document that North Korea had begun “dialogue” with former foes the US and South Korea.“But we cannot overlook the fact that, even to this day, it possesses and fully deploys several hundred missiles that put nearly all of Japan within range,” stressed the minister.In response, Japan is steadily upgrading its capacity to shield the nation from the North’s arsenal, including a plan to spend some $4.2 billion over the next three decades on installing and operating US radar systems.Despite the historic handshake in Singapore, there has been little progress in denuclearising the Korean peninsula and Washington-Pyongyang relations appear to have taken a turn for the worse, with Trump abruptly scrapping a planned visit to the North by secretary of state Mike Pompeo.The white paper also reiterated its worries about China’s increasing military spending and expanding naval ambitions.It complained that Beijing was trying to “change the status quo by coercion”, referring to such actions as building up disputed islands in the South China Sea and expanding naval activities around East China Sea islands in dispute with Japan.last_img read more

Genderbased colours in toys can spur harmful stereotypes

first_imgToymakers should avoid gender- labelling toys, and create items for both boys and girls in a wide range of colours, say scientists who found that children’s perception of what is appropriate for a gender can be easily manipulated. The study is also the first to show that a boy’s liking of blue and a girl’s preference for pink is not just a Western construct, but is also a phenomenon in urban Asian societies.The researchers from University of Hong Kong recruited 129 Chinese children aged between five and seven from two kindergartens in Hong Kong. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFirst they assessed the children’s preference for pink versus blue by showing them cards and toys in these colours.Then the children were presented with yellow and green cards and toys.They were randomly divided into so-called label and no-label groups.Children in the no-label group were presented with coloured cards and toys which had no reference to a specific gender and these children consequently expressed no preference for a specific colour.However, preschoolers in the label group were told that yellow was a girl’s colour and green a boys’ colour, and corresponding gender differences emerged in the choices they made. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Apart from randomly assigning children to these two groups, the children’s pre-existing preferences for yellow and green were statistically controlled, so the resulting difference between the groups speaks strongly to a causal effect of the gender labels.According to the researchers, the gender differences between preferred colours in children is noteworthy because it is so much more prominent than most other psychological differences between the sexes. “Our findings support the notion that gender-typed liking for pink versus blue is a particularly salient gender difference,” said Sui Ping Yeung from University of Hong Kong.”Moreover, our findings reveal that gender differences could be created merely by applying gender labels,” Yeung said.The findings, published in the journal Sex Role support previous research that highlighted the strong influence that gender labels such as “for boys” or “for girls” might have. Further, the observations are in line with gender schema theory that says that once children have learnt a specific gender identity, their behaviour will be guided by the standards set as being appropriate for their specific sex.These will guide them later in life on how they interact and adapt to their surroundings, for instance, when taking on chores around the house, such as cooking, cleaning or repairing things.last_img read more

Transparent Conductive Films Market Size Share Regional Outlook Growth Trends Key

first_imgTransparent Conductive Film (TCF) Market is in the progressive phase of its life cycle. However, many novel technologies are in its nascent stage. This market comprises of technologies implemented in TCF manufacturing as well as its application in electronic devices. It includes both glass and film based transparent conductors.Transparent conductive film is primarily used in electronic devices such as Smartphones, TVs, AIO PCs, tablet PCs, and monitors. The rise in demand for touch UI in handheld as well as other devices has translated in the growth of TCF market. Technological advancements and increasing popularity of such devices even in developing nations have also widened the horizon for the TCF market. In addition, the low power consumption, minimal reflection, thinness and flexibility & robustness of TCF are the key drivers of this market.Download Sample Report: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/394On the other hand, lack of one-size-fits-all solution and multiplicity of options for a specific application are the two key factors deterring the market growth. Displays and photovoltaic applications possess huge potential for the application of TCF in the future. Moreover, rising demand for tablet PCs and notebooks would also give the necessary momentum to the market during the forecast period.Key technologies implemented in the manufacturing of TCF include ITO on glass, ITO on PET, non-ITO oxides, silver nanowire, graphene, carbon nanotubes, PEDOT, micro fine wire, and metal mesh. ITO dominates the technology market with a revenue share of approximately 90% while ITO on glass held about 76.6% of the share in 2013; however, its share is expected to witness considerable fall by 2020. ITO film and glass market is expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2020, witnessing a diminishing growth with a CAGR of 4.8%. Non-ITO oxide is the most promising segment followed by metal mesh and silver nanowire. PEDOT based TCFs are anticipated to register the lowest market share throughout 2020.Smartphone, tablets and tablet PCs, notebooks, all-in-one PCs, monitors & TV displays, OLED lighting, OPV & DSSC are primary end use segments for TCF. The market is surging higher primarily due to rising demand for touch enabled devices and market penetration of tablets and tablet PCs. OLED lighting, OPV and DSSSC are also potential markets; however, they are expected to witness sluggish growth during the forecast period due to uncertainty in demand for the same. Smartphones hold the maximum revenue share in the current market, followed by the tablet and tablet PCs market. The unit consumption of TCFs in the Smartphone segment is much higher compared to tablets and tablet PCs. All-in-one PCs hold a smaller share in the market, yet they possess tremendous potential to thrive during the forecast period. OLED lighting and photovoltaic applications would have the smallest share in the market throughout the forecast period.Within geographic markets, Asia Pacific holds the lead followed by North America. The electronic device manufacturing is largely concentrated in the Asia Pacific region making the region the largest consumer of TCF. LAMEA and Europeoccupy nearly equal share in the global market, collectively acconting for less than 10% of the market. The key companies profiled in this report include 3M Company, Oike & Co., Ltd., Nitto Denko Corporation, Toyobo Corporation, Dupont Teijin Films, Eastman Kodak, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Canatu Oy, DONTECH Inc., Cambrios Technologies Corporation, and Rolith.For Purchase Enquiry: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/394About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more February 18, 2015 — Quality and safety sessions at the 2015 annual meeting of the American College of Radiology (ACR 2015) can help radiology professionals address hot-button issues, including radiation dose optimization, mammography value, quality metrics and pay-for-performance measures. The all-new ACR 2015, The Crossroads, will be held May 17–21 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. “The ACR 2015 quality and safety sessions provide practical, real-world examples to help radiology professionals improve and maintain the quality, safety and effectiveness of the care they provide. These sessions also help attendees demonstrate that quality to payers and patients,” said Cheri Canon, M.D., FACR, chair of the ACR 2015 Program Committee.ACR 2015 quality and safety sessions include:Metrics and Pay-for-PerformanceQuality in Radiology: Can It Be Measured?Radiation Dose Optimization Strategies in Medical Imaging With Focus on CTRadiation in Medical Imaging: Impact of Regulations and Social MediaMammographic Screening: Challenges and Answers Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | February 18, 2015 ACR 2015 Quality and Safety Training Addresses Real-World Radiology Challenges Topics include quality metrics, dose optimization and mammography screening challenges Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Powell, USA (Ret.).Attendees can earn continuing medical education and self-assessment module credits for Maintenance of Certification.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Related Content News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Its coming Universal confirms fourth new theme park

first_img Share By: The Associated Press ORLANDO — There’s a new salvo in Orlando’s theme park wars.Universal Orlando Resort has announced that it is building a fourth theme park to be called Universal’s Epic Universe.Featuring an entertainment centre, hotels, shops, restaurants and more, the park will be located within a larger 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida. Its specific location will be just a few miles from the existing resort in Southwest Orange County, south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard.An opening date has yet to be revealed.The announcement was made Thursday at an event attended by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and Universal executives Tom Williams and Brian Roberts.“Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation. “It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida.”More news: Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesWilliams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts, added: “Our vision for Epic Universe is historic. It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created. It is an investment in our business, our industry, our team members and our community.”Mayor Demings spotlighted Universal’s role in the Kirkman Road extension, a 50/50 public-private project that when finished will add a 1.7-mile, north-south artery between Carrier Drive on the north to Universal Boulevard on the south. Universal is investing US$160 million to extend Kirkman into the area where the new park will be located.“The investment Universal is making in our community and the benefit all of us will see is substantial,” said Demings. “This will benefit nearly every segment of our economy, from tourism to high-tech.”Demings added that the Kirkman extension will improve transportation and open up the entire area for additional development, including an important expansion of the Convention Center.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesConstruction of the new park alone will contribute a total of $11.5 billion in direct and indirect economic benefit into the Florida economy. Universal Orlando currently employs 25,000 people and will hire an additional 14,000 team members as part of Epic Universe.Universal already operates Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, as well as the Volcano Bay water park, in Orlando. The company recently has been acquiring hundreds of acres of land near Orlando’s convention centre.Universal’s announcement comes weeks ahead of the planned opening of a Star Wars land at rival Walt Disney World. An identical land opened earlier this summer at sister park Disneyland in California.Earlier this summer, Universal also debuted a new ride based on the Harry Potter property, which had fans waiting for hours to ride it.More details about Epic Universe will be revealed over time. << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, August 1, 2019 Tags: Orlando, Theme Parks & Attractions It’s coming: Universal confirms fourth new theme parklast_img read more