TVSync’s Open Platform Weds Social TV & E-Commerce

first_imgTags:#television#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… adam popescu 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Social TV has a new player that’s worth watching. Last month, Vobile launched TVSync, an open platform that introduces new broadcast and cable TV streaming options. TVSync could finally do what predecessors dreamed of doing: mesh social media, streamed entertainment and curated content across multiple screens.Big money is at stake. The U.S. media and entertainment industry is expected to spend $3.58 billion in digital ads this year and an estimated $6.19 billion by 2016, according to a September report from the digital marketing and media research site eMarketer.With a slew of companies in the field, including GetGlue, Echo and even Apple, it may be crowded. But none of the players in the space marry both the social and e-commerce sides of the business. This opens the door for TVSync.The month-old TVSync will mesh content, e-commerce and social networks across four screens – desktop, tablet, smartphone, smartTV – all in real time. TVSync could provide instant polling on reality shows and news events and embed live social-media activity in the show feed, or even into the storyline. TVSync does all this through a white-label content-identification system that processesmore than 2 million videos and 8,000 hours of audiovisual content per day, according to Yangbin Wang, CEO of Vobile. That may be enough to service large traditional media companies with major data caches. The company’s pricing is designed to allow large media companies and smaller, upstart broadcasters and individuals to play in the space. (The price is determined by number and density of calls to the application programming interface per month and the size and length of audiovisual files available for matchmaking.) “If you are a startup creating an app with a small installed base, then the cost would only be a fraction of that charged to a large media outlet with thousands of hours of cataloged content and millions of users,” Wang explained.Linking Up ContentWhile rivals GetGlue, Echo and Shazam specialize in curating conversations and enabling content discovery, they haven’t leveraged that activity into sales. This is where TVSync is doing something different. The company has developed a smartphone innovation that makes purchases as easy as pointing and clicking. Wang says consumers will be able to buy a team jersey during a game or merchandise hawked by TV show stars just by pointing their smartphone at the screen and holding the phone like they’re taking a picture. The service recognizes the content automatically, similar to IntoNow.In a little less than a month, there have been more than 300 requests for access to the platform, which is compatible with iOS and Android. To get going, interested developers receive a software development kit that Yang says “includes everything developers need to utitlize the TVSync platform.”  If TVSync can get enough developers and traditional media organizations to adopt their service, build on top of it, and get major advertisers onboard, this new system could potentially become the dominant force in the emerging interactive TV space. Vobile, founded in 2005, has a history in Hollywood, helping the MPAA protect films from piracy. But it’s unclear whether the company will be able to use that background to secure future contracts. Wang says he isn’t betting everything on TV. He wants to provide a new medium for Fortune 500 corporate training and content management. He says an editor using his platform can search for audiovisual content in a large digital library much faster than by searching a conventional content-management system.Media Evolution Or . . . ?Marketers have been clamoring for TV-driven e-commerce since the early days of the Internet. Could TVSync make it happen?“It’s clearly a step in the right direction [for app developers],” said Brian Norgard, the co-founder and chief executive of Chill, a social video discovery site with 19 million registered users and a recent $8 million round of funding.Norgard thinks TVSync could catch on, and cites the open-platform approach as a major reason. He says opening traditional and cable broadcasting television’s historically closed platform could lead to innovation within the medium.“I think what they’re saying is, let’s skip building the consumer app layer and let everyone build on top,” Norgard explained. “The technology they’re providing opens up a lot of possiblites and makes a closed platform less closed.”Brian Steinberg, TV editor for Ad Age, remains unconvinced that social TV has enough of a future to make this kind of service successful longterm. He thinks the field can’t sustain the growing demand for return on investment in ad revenue. In a crowded field, Steinberg says, TVSync will face a challenge in winning over content creators.“Ultimately I think social TV is in a bit of a bubble right now,” Steinberg said. “It’s not quite clear to me that the audience they attract watch the shows and take part of what advertisers want to do.”This year Twitter spent almost $260 million on ads in the U.S., mostly on big television shows and news events, like the Video Music Awards, Grammys, Emmys and the Super Bowl. It hoped to capitalize on content with heavy engagement, like AMC’s Breaking Bad, said Clark Fredricksen, vice president of communications for eMarketer.Fredricksen sees TVSync less as a social platform and more as an e-commerce tool. “The social component seems pretty small,” he said. “What it really sounds like is an open API that allows a publisher or a studio to integrate on their side. Then the TV viewer would integrate on their site.”The digital marketing strategist says the area is hot but crowded. The draw for TVSync could be the e-commerce function.“Marketers are very interested in reaching people from that second screen,” Fredricksen said. “The prospect of adding a commerce component to that already engaging environment is very compelling.”The possibilities are truly limited to what marketers come up with and the deals TVSync can broker. Right now the door is open to the potential for broadcasters, cable companies, publishers and entrepreneurs to synchronize video or audio content with connected TV and second-screen experiences. Stay tuned. last_img read more

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White House orders biosafety review at federal labs

first_imgThe White House is asking federally funded labs studying infectious agents to take “immediate action” to inventory samples and review safety and security procedures in the wake of several high-profile accidents earlier this year.The directive, a memo sent to federal agencies on 19 August but only posted online today, allays fears in the academic community that nongovernment microbiologists might be ordered to stop work for 24 hours and conduct an inventory. Although the memo from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) uses the term “stand-down,” it says explicitly that the review should not disrupt ongoing work. And none of the steps are mandatory for extramural labs with federal funding. The memo is a response to “three recent U.S. biosafety and biosecurity incidents” that have been widely publicized: the mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples by a biodefense lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta; the discovery of 60-year-old vials of smallpox on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in suburban Maryland; and the accidental contamination at CDC of benign poultry flu samples with the deadly H5N1 bird flu. CDC has already announced sweeping changes to improve safety, and the OSTP memo aims to “maximize the positive effect of lessons learned” across the U.S. government.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Within 30 days, all federal labs that ship or work with animal or plant infectious agents or toxins are “urged to perform a ‘Safety Stand-Down.’ ” During that time, leaders will review practices and protocols and develop plans for “sustained inventory monitoring.” But “stand-down” apparently does not mean a work stoppage: The review may take several days so that research and clinical work “are not adversely affected.” Labs should also do an “immediate sweep” specifically for select agents—infectious agents and toxins that could potentially be used to cause harm—and make sure samples are registered or destroyed. (A source close to the matter says officials originally discussed a daylong pause to allow lab staff to focus on safety procedures, but decided the activities could be spread over a month so that research would not have to stop.)Extramural labs that work with infectious agents are merely “encouraged to hold similar events.” In a notice yesterday, NIH suggested that its grantee institutions review their procedures and inventory specimens in September as part of a new “National Biosafety Stewardship Month.”The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is “supportive of efforts to ensure” biosafety, the group said in a comment to ScienceInsider. On 25 August, ASM asked its members to check what’s in their freezers. Thomas Inglesby, a biosecurity expert at the UPMC Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Maryland, calls the OSTP memo “a welcome development … the memo should prompt a lot of activity that can improve safety” at both government and extramural labs.But molecular biologist Richard Ebright of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, calls the memo “very thin gruel.” A longtime critic of biodefense labs, Ebright notes that most select agent work takes place at academic or other nonfederal labs. He says that the OSTP memo is unlikely to affect their activities because the actions are recommendations, not requirements. The memo also outlines longer term plans to tighten oversight of pathogen research. An existing interagency committee will review gaps in biosecurity and biosafety procedures government-wide and “identify an approach to determine the appropriate number of high-containment U.S. laboratories” working with select agents. Another committee will conduct a broad public review of the impact that select agent regulations have had on research and security.The call for a review of the number of high-containment labs “is a positive sign that OSTP has reversed its previous position and now agrees that a needs-assessment is desirable. But much depends on the details,” Ebright says.The recent lab mishaps have heightened concerns about the risks of so-called gain-of-function experiments that modify dangerous influenza strains to spread more easily in mammals. The memo does not mention any plans to review these controversial experiments. But the source familiar with the OSTP memo says the federal government is looking at ways to address any questions they raise.last_img read more

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India With Chance to Win Medals on 1st 2 Days of 2020 Tokyo Olympics With Top Shooters In Fray

first_imgNew Delhi: Striving to leave a mark in the Olympics, India could straightaway win medals in the next edition of the world’s biggest sporting event, with its highly fancied shooters scheduled to compete on the first and second competition day in 2020.In all likelihood, current world number one Apurvi Chandela and seventh-ranked Anjum Moudgil — both quota winners — will be representing India in the women’s 10m air rifle event on July 25 as per the opening day schedule released by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). On the same day, the rampaging duo of Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma, who have won all four World Cup gold medals on offer this year, will be competing in the men’s 10m air pistol event.On July 26, the second competition day, Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal will be India’s representatives in the women’s 10m air pistol, provided there is no swapping of quotas.So far, 17-year-old Divyansh Singh Panwar is the only Indian to have won a quota in the men’s 10m air rifle event, and a country is eligible to field shooters per event.The brilliant performance by the 20-year-old Deswal helped her join Sanjeev Rajput, Moudgil, Chandela, Chaudhary, Verma, Divyansh, Rahi Sarnobat and Bhaker as India’s other quota holders for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.India dominates the world rankings in women’s 10m air rifle and men’s 10m air pistol.The Indian duo of Chaudhary and Verma are placed 1-2 in the latest rankings issued by ISSF.Chandela and Elavenil are placed one and two in the women’s 10m air rifle.The formats of the three mixed team events have also been approved by the administrative council.A total of 30 shots will be fired by each team member (total 60 shots) in 30 minutes in the first qualification round.The top eight ranked teams from qualification 1 remain on their original firing points. In the qualification 2, there will be 20 shots by each team member (40 shots in total) in 20 minutes.Each athlete fires independently of their partner.Teams ranked first and second will compete against each other in the gold medal-match, while teams ranked third and fourth will compete against each other in the bronze medal-match. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicsabhishek VermaAnjum Moudgilapurvi chandela First Published: September 2, 2019, 11:58 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Wrestler Sakshi breaks open medal chest with bronze on day 12

first_imgGrappler Sakshi Malik (in orange) takes on Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in her bronze medal winning bout in the 58 kg category in the Rio Olympics on Wednesday. — Reuters SHARE RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL Grappler Sakshi Malik (in orange) takes on Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in her bronze medal winning bout in the 58 kg category in the Rio Olympics on Wednesday. — Reuters Published on × COMMENT Country proud of Sakshi’s feat: President, PM null August 18, 2016 Rohtak to Rio: Sakshi carves sporting history sport Showing extraordinary fighting spirit, woman wrestler Sakshi Malik ended India’s frustrating medal drought with a dramatic bronze-winning effort on day 12 of the Rio Olympic Games here.Sakshi fought five bruising battles in the 58kg category against equally determined opponents in a single day before securing the podium place.She had lost her quarter-final bout but got a fresh lease of life when her Russian conqueror reached the final, allowing the Indian to compete in the repechage round.The 23-year-old grappler from Haryana climbed the medal rostrum with a spectacular come-from-behind 8—5 win over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan after trailing 0-5 in the first period.She jumped on the mat smiling from ear-to-ear before being hoisted by her coach Kuldeep Singh with the Indian tri-colour draped around her.It was the fifth bronze in wrestling for India in its long Olympic history stretching back to the 1952 Helsinki Games when Kashaba Jadhav became its first individual medallist.She is also the fourth female Olympic medallist from India, joining the ranks of weightlifter Karnam Malleshwari (2000, Sydney), boxer MC Mary Kom (2012, London) and shuttler Saina Nehwal (2012, London).Sakshi also became the first female grappler from India to climb the podium in the quadrennial sports spectacle — the other four medals being won by men with two of those claimed by Sushil Kumar in 2008 Beijing and 2012 London.“Meri 12 saal ki tapasya rang layi (It’s the fruit of my persistent hard work in the last 12 years). Geeta didi, my senior had qualified for the first time in London. I never thought I would become the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal in wrestling,” Sakshi said with tears of joy in her eyes.Her bronze medal winning feat was like a balm as it came after Vinesh Phogat was forced out of the 48kg competition due to an unfortunate knee injury suffered during her quarter-final bout against Chinese rival Sun Yanan.Vinesh had to be stretchered off the arena. The MRI scan confirmed a knee ligament tear. The injury occurred when the Chinese was leading 1—0.The day for India commenced with the elimination of shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who went down fighting against defending champion Lin Dan to dash India’s medal hopes in men’s singles.Taking the court a day after compatriot P V Sindhu had knocked out top Chinese shuttler Wang Yihan to enter the women’s singles semis, Srikanth gave Super Dan a tough time before going down 6-21 21-11 18-21 against the World No. 3.The 21-year-old Hyderabad shuttler’s elimination after his loss to Dan in an hour and four minutes in the quarter-finals has left Sindhu as the lone Indian out of seven entrants in the fray in badminton.Sindhu is to take on Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara on day 13 for a place in the final. COMMENTSlast_img read more

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AIFF Appoint Ex-Sweden and Nigeria National Coach for India’s U-17 World Cup Team

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: All India Football Federation confirmed the appointment of Thomas Dennerby as the head coach of the Indian women’s U17 team for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020.The 60-year old UEFA Pro Diploma holder comes with a rich experience of 30 years coaching in which he guided Sweden women’s national team to a third-place finish in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011, and a quarterfinal spot in the 2012 London Olympics. His last assignment was with the Nigerian senior women’s national team where he coached the Super Falcons in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. He also guided the Nigerian women to AWCON 2018 win, and was awarded the 2018 Coach of the Year in Nigeria.Sweden are currently ranked 5 in the FIFA Ranking, while Nigeria are at 36.Welcoming Dennerby on board, Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation said: “Thomas is the right candidate to coach the women’s U17 Team in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020. I am confident that with his vast experience he will be able to implement the technicalities of modern day football among the future generation of Indian women’s football team. I wish him good luck.”Meanwhile, Dennerby thanked AIFF for making him a “part of the project.””It is a big challenge to be coaching the host of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020. I am extremely humbled and grateful to AIFF for giving me the responsibility to groom the team for the World Cup,” he stated.”There are 12 months still left for the mega event and that with my experience of having coached in World Cups, Olympics, European Championships, I would be able to stitch them into a formidable team. The optimism and cooperation among all in the Federation makes me feel we will achieve it together.”The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is slated to kick-off on November 3, 2020.Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India in his statement said: “I’m very happy and proud to learn that former Swedish national womens’ football coach Thomas Dennerby is taking charge of the Indian U-17 womens’ national team for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.””Sweden has a long and rich history of football with the womens’ national team currently ranked 5 in the world. We have also won medals in several World and European Championships. Women’s football is important as a sport and as a route to empowerment and equality. We look forward to supporting India on this exciting journey,” Molin further stated.”Thomas Dennerby is a well-known and respected personality in Swedish Football — both as an excellent former player, and as a coach. I wish him and India’s promising team and the entire Indian footballing community all the best for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and beyond.”All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das said “Indian women’s football would immensely benefit under Thomas Dennerby.””His credentials as a coach is sure to add immense value to the players, and the overall ecosystem of women’s football in India. I am sure he will help U-17 Women’s team evolve into mature players in their quest to bring further glory to women’s football in India.”Besides, Dennerby has also coached in the FIFA World Cup in China 2007, the 2009 European Championships for Women, and was involved with the Swedish FA for scouting and analytical purpose in European Championships in 2013 and 2017, FIFA World Cup 2015, and the Brazil Olympics in 2016. aiffFIFA U17 World Cup India 2020footballIndia U-17 women’s football team First Published: November 9, 2019, 8:45 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Sergey Kovalev eager to take on Canelo Alvarez at light heavyweight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Kovalev lost a disputed decision to Ward in their first fight, then was stopped by him in the eighth round of their 2017 rematch. After getting knocked out by Eleider Alvarez he switched trainers, bringing in veteran Buddy McGirt, who helped him beat Alvarez in a rematch and stop Yarde to retain his title.Kovalev believes the switch in trainers has revitalized his career, which had been based previously on simply trying to knock out everyone he got into the ring with.“I believe in Buddy 100 percent,” Kovalev said. “This is a real coach. After 10 years I finally have gotten a real coach.”Kovalev will find a smaller man in the ring when he meets Alvarez, who is considered among the top pound-for-pound fighters in boxing. Alvarez moved up to 168 pounds last year to win a title against an overmatched Rocky Fielding but returned to middleweight in his last fight to successfully defend his titles against Danny Jacobs.The risk for Alvarez is that he runs into a big punch by Kovalev, who has 29 knockouts in his 34-3-1 career. The risk for Kovalev is that Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 knockouts) is too quick and too skilled a boxer to allow that to happen.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ “It’s a big fight for me, the biggest I’ve had,” Kovalev said. “Canelo is one of the best pound-for-pound and I’m the best in the light heavyweight division right now. It will be a very good fight.”The fight at the MGM Grand hotel arena will be televised by the streaming service DAZN.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSG, Man City shine in Champions League; big names struggle Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own mancenter_img Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect “I already have experience at this level and am much smarter,” Kovalev said Wednesday. “I think this fight is going to be more interesting than my previous fights.”Alvarez will move up two weight classes to challenge Kovalev for his light heavyweight title Nov. 2 in Las Vegas in a fight loaded with intrigue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40For Alvarez, it’s a chance to win a title in his fourth weight class and cement his standing as the biggest attraction in boxing. For the 36-year-old Kovalev, it’s an opportunity to prove the critics wrong and win the biggest fight of his career.“Canelo is a real fighter,” Kovalev said. “I like fighting real fighters. Not a guy like Ward.” Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2109 file photo, Sergey Kovalev of Russia celebrates after defeating Anthony Yarde of Britain during their WBO light heavyweight title bout in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Sergey Kovalev will fight Canelo Alvarez, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Anton Basanaev, File)Sergey Kovalev was considered by some to be washed up after he lost two straight fights to Andre Ward, the second by knockout. He got stopped again a few fights later, then had to rally in his native Russia to stop Anthony Yarde and retain his 175-pound title just last month.His reward for persevering through adversity? A Nov. 2 fight with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez that Kovalev believes will be his best ever.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View commentslast_img read more

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Ovechkin Scores 45th Goal as Capitals Top Islanders 3-1 (Pics, Vid)

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin became the first player in NHL history with 10 seasons of 45 goals or more, scoring in Washington’s three-goal third period as the Capitals rallied to a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie also had goals, Braden Holtby stopped 20 shots and the Capitals extended their winning streak to three while tying the Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division.Tom Kuhnackl scored for the Islanders and Thomas Greiss made 26 saves, but New York fell for the second time during its current five-game homestand (1-2-0).Washington Capitals’ Lars Eller (20) and New York Islanders’ Casey Cizikas (53) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Ovechkin improved his individual point streak to eight games with his 45th of the season at 4:34 of the third period. Islanders captain Anders Lee was serving a two-minute interference penalty when Ovechkin batted the puck out of midair to help the Capitals take a 2-1 lead. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted on the play.Just 1:08 before Ovechkin’s record-setting tally, Vrana evened the score at 1 with his 19th of the season. The Czech forward found a loose puck during a scramble in front of the net. Niklas Backstrom and Michal Kempny assisted on the play.New York Islanders’ Tom Kuhnhackl is congratulated after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals on Friday, March 1, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Islanders — coached by Barry Trotz, who led the Capitals to the Stanley Cup title last season — opened the scoring at 2:43 of the first period when Kuhnackl converted a nifty forehand backhand to deke after intercepting a pass from Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov. It was Kuhnackl’s fourth of the season.The play was close to being offside, but it appeared Kuhnackl did not touch the puck while entering the offensive zone until teammate Leo Komarov to cleared the blue line. Capitals coach Todd Reirden elected not to challenge the play.Kuhnackl dressed for the game instead of veteran Andrew Ladd, who returned to the lineup Thursday night from a lower-body injury which sidelined the alternate captain since mid-November.Goal No. 45 for @ovi8.And to think, he was out of his office for this one. pic.twitter.com/Ri1UhpC2t4— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2019Islanders forward Josh Bailey inadvertently passed the puck into his own net at 18:32 of the third period when New York pulled its goalie in favor of an extra attacker. Oshie got credit for the goal.The Capitals have earned a point in 16 of their last 21 games against the Islanders, and are 22-10-4 against Eastern Conference Opponents this season.NOTES: The Islanders announced before the game that F Matt Martin suffered an upper-body injury and is day-to-day. … New York D Thomas Hickey was scratched for a second straight game after returning from an upper-body injury earlier this week. … Islanders F Ross Johnston was in uniform for the first time since Jan. 12. … This was the Capitals’ first trip to Nassau Coliseum since Game 6 of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. … Capitals scratched D Christian Djoos, F Dmitrij Jaskin and F Chandler Stephenson.UP NEXTIslanders: Host Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.Capitals: Visit New York Rangers on Sunday.By: Scott CharlesTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Video: UCF Returner Takes Ball Out Of End Zone, Tries To Take A Knee, Gives UConn A Safety

first_imgUCF player tries to take a knee during kick return against UConn.Twitter/@edsbsThe “conFLiCT,” college football’s most intense months-old, Bob Diaco-created rivalry, promises to produce some of the most exciting highlights you’ll see this week. Or, at the very least, some of the weirdest. After a UConn touchdown, the Huskies kicked off to UCF return man Hayden Jones, who looks to run with it, but eventually rethinks things and kneels the ball. The only problem: he was already a step out of the end zone.Theyyyyyyyyyyyyy did iiiiiiiiiiit pic.twitter.com/3OQjuChmjC— JOEY FRESHWATER (@edsbs) October 10, 2015The boneheaded play gave UConn a safety, extending its lead to 9-3, and giving the Huskies the ball again. These are the kinds of plays that cause teams to start the year 0-5.last_img

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It’s Officially Panic Time For Jim Harbaugh At Michigan

first_imgJim Harbaugh on the sideline at Wisconsin.MADISON, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action prior to a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)It’s officially panic time for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines following today’s brutal loss at Wisconsin.The Wolverines came into the 2019 season with Big Ten championship hopes. ESPN’s Football Power Index named Michigan the favorite in the league. Several pundits predicted Harbaugh’s team to win the Big Ten and make the College Football Playoff.Now, technically, that could still happen. But anyone who predicted Michigan to do anything of substance on a national level this year is looking very, very wrong.Michigan fell to Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium, 35-14, in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score. The Wolverines trailed the Badgers, 28-0, at halftime and were mostly uncompetitive for three quarters. A Michigan team in Year 5 of the Jim Harbaugh era simply can’t lose a game in this fashion. Beating Wisconsin on the road isn’t easy – no Wolverines coach has done it since Lloyd Carr – but you can’t go down like this.So, what now?Panic, basically. Even the most-loyal of Harbaugh defenders seem to be backing off their stances now.“Michigan is a complete disaster. I was certain Harbaugh would be successful there. Same with Chip Kelly at UCLA. Thus far, and likely forever, wrong on both accounts,” Dan Wetzel tweeted.Under Jim Harbaugh, Michigan has never trailed at any point by 21 points in the first half of a game.Overall, Michigan is 0-26 when trailing by 21 points at any point in a game over the last 15 years. pic.twitter.com/jK70FpGMFk— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 21, 2019Michigan fans have predictably been melting down on message boards all afternoon. And, hey, it’s tough to blame them.Michigan fans are not having a good time today. pic.twitter.com/zyUpWHL2NV— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 21, 2019“It’s almost like … and just hear me out … Jim Harbaugh is an average college coach and Shea Patterson isn’t a game-changer,” Barrett Sallee tweeted.Is it fair to wonder if Harbaugh was ever as good as advertised? Maybe, maybe not.But one thing is certain: the Wolverines just aren’t at a level people expected them to be when Harbaugh took over this program. And at this point, it’s fair to wonder if they’ll ever get there.With today’s loss, Harbaugh falls to 40-15 as Michigan’s head coach.Up next for the Wolverines: a home game against Rutgers. Then: home vs. No. 18 Iowa, at Illinois, at No. 13 Penn State, home vs. No. 7 Notre Dame.Harbaugh needs to rebound from this loss as well as possible, but it’s not going to get much easier.last_img read more

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Algonquin First Nations want consultation on huge Ottawa development

first_imgAPTN National NewsA federal government agency that manages thousands of hectares of Ottawa and Gatineau land is being slammed for not having an official protocol for consulting Indigenous communities about land use.The agency, called the National Capital Commission, has been spearheading the development of a huge plot of downtown land called the LeBreton Flats.As the development moves forward, the Algonquin communities whose unceded territory it rests on are worried about being left out of consultations.APTN’s Rachel Gilmore has the story.last_img

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Moroccan athletes dominate podium of SanturceBilbao international race

Madrid – Moroccan female athletes dominated the podium of the Santurce-Bilbao International race which took place on Sunday.Hanane Ouhaddou won the 15.8 kilometer race in 54 minutes and 10 seconds followed by her counterywoman Kaoutar Boulaid who crossed the finish line in 54 minutes and 38 seconds. Majida Maayouf completed the Moroccan sweep of the podium by taking the third place.In the men’s race, Ugandan Moses Kibet came first in 46 minutes and 21 seconds, just 7 seconds ahead of Morocco’s Mourad El Bannouri who was followed by Kenya’s Yussuf Biwott. The fourth and the fifth places were taken by Morocco’s Jawad Tougane and Hassan Oubaddi respectively.

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QuickList May inflation rates for Canadian provinces territories

OTTAWA — Canada’s national inflation rate was 2.4 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces and territories. (Previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador, 1.6 per cent (1.5)— Prince Edward Island, 1.2 (1.2)— Nova Scotia, 1.9 (1.3)— New Brunswick, 2.1 (1.7)— Quebec, 2.4 (1.8)— Ontario, 2.4 (1.9)— Manitoba, 2.8 (2.3)— Saskatchewan, 2.1 (2.3)— Alberta, 2.3 (2.2)— British Columbia, 2.6 (2.7) The Canadian Press

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New Boart Longyear products launched at PDAC

first_imgAt the PDAC event in Toronto last week, Boart Longyear made two major technology launches; the LS600 sonic rig, support vehicle and sonic tooling; along with the launch the 10UMX bit, the latest addition to the patented Ultramatrix (UMX) family of diamond coring bits. The LS600 had already been featured in the IM February 2012 issue that was distributed at the event. Providing advanced sonic drill technology with innovative and patented designs, the LS600 rig delivers more accurate core sampling, less than one-percent hole deviation, reduced waste, and faster penetration than conventional methods.“Boart Longyear is proud to continue its tradition of drilling innovation by offering the LS600 sonic rig and tooling,” said Kevin Tomaszewski, director of global product management at Boart Longyear. “By releasing the LS600 for purchase, we deliver advanced sonic technology to the field, allowing drillers to gather continuous and undisturbed core samples in varying and difficult ground formations.” The technology incorporates sonic frequencies that match the resonant energy of the ground, allowing the core barrel to easily advance in unconsolidated and difficult overburden formations. During drilling, boreholes are cased continuously by first allowing the core barrel to advance into the substrate, followed by the outer casing. This protective measure allows for the accurate measurement of continuous in-situ (undisturbed) core samples, even in varying ground conditions. The LS600 is ideal for mining applications such as tailings and heap leach pad exploration. Drillers can gather accurate core samples twice as fast with sonic technology and reduce waste by up to 80%, because no fluid, air or mud is needed. The LS600 can reach a drilling depth of up to 182 m. The sonic head of the drill produces frequencies of up to 150 Hz through a robust oscillator assembly. An innovative air spring system protects the rig from the extreme vibrations and redirects the energy down the drill string to the bit face. The sonic head also features a proven reliable transmission, which is further backed by Boart Longyear’s Sonic Head Service Program. Sonic rig tooling and accessories are sold with the LS600 and leasing options are available.The 10UMX is a high-performance diamond coring bit with the freest-cutting matrix available, enabling the bit to penetrate the very hardest rock formations in extreme conditions. “The 10UMX diamond coring bit completes the product range for our award-winning family of UMX bits, providing a bit for any type of ground condition encountered,” said Matt Baird, global product manager for Boart Longyear. “We have tested these bits in all regions of the globe and take great pride in providing drillers the most advanced line of diamond bits in the industry to maximize their productivity.” UMX bits are engineered to outperform existing bit technology in a wide range of drilling conditions and ground formations. UMX bits use advanced metallurgical formulas to provide increased penetration capabilities, turning easily from one ground formation to another. The optimised life of the UMX bits translates to less tripping and increased productivity. UMX bits also utilize Boart Longyear’s patented Stage waterway design. The geometry of these windows sustains the integrity of the bit through the entire life of the bit, allowing for a variety of crown heights including the original 25 mm, providing maximum bit life. The Twin-Taper design dramatically improves surface flushing, forcing debris through the windows while keeping the bit face clear and reinforcing the inner diameter. The unique Razorcut protrusions on the face of the bit contain diamonds that enable the bit to begin cutting right out of the box. The arrangement of these protrusions also improves the tracking and balance in the hole when drilling begins.last_img read more

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AiNT CorA drill core analyser allows fast elemental determination using neutron activation

first_imgAachen-based AiNT develops measurement systems based on Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA). It recently developed the drill core analyser CorA for integral elemental analysis of drill cores extracted during exploration of mineral deposits. The neutron activation analysis allows fast determination of integral elements in the core. The system can be used in drill core, drill cuttings or single samples and was presented by Marius Hirsch at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver.“Conventional geochemical laboratory analyses provide high sensitivity, yet examine small masses. To provide these individual samples for the analyses, portions of the drill core must be extracted. This can be unfavorable, since these samples might not be representative. Moreover, the samples cannot be recovered, and are not available for further examination. CorA will obtain drill cores’ elemental compositions integrally and non-destructively.”Several non-destructive methods for drill core analysis already exist. However, surface analyses do not provide information about the core’s inner composition. Structural information of drill cores can be gained by the use of radiography, which is to be added to CorA. The development, realisation and utilisation of CorA may enhance today’s methods of drill core exploration by providing an innovative system, which is mobile and equipped with real time telemetry in order to involve experts regardless of geographic positionlast_img read more

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In pictures AllIreland champions Dublin visit childrens hospitals with Sam Maguire

first_img 4 Comments By Gavin Cooney Short URL 2 hours ago https://the42.ie/4810736 Share3 Tweet Email Source: Temple Street Foundation Jake O’Donovan and his Dad meet the Sam Maguire Cup and Eoin Murchan Source: Temple Street FoundationEoin Murchan arrives to the front door of CHI at Temple Street with Sam Maguire Source: Temple Street FoundationDaniel Adams with Eoin Murchan and the Sam Maguire  Source: Temple Street Foundation 4,492 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 15 Sep 2019, 6:40 PM In pictures: All-Ireland champions Dublin visit children’s hospitals with Sam Maguire One of the GAA’s best traditions was maintained today. DUBLIN AGAIN UPHELD the tradition of visiting children’s hospitals with the Sam Maguire today, following last night’s historic six-point win over Kerry in the All-Ireland football final. This is Dublin’s fifth-straight visit, although nobody looks like they are tiring of it. Let’s start with the scenes at Crumlin. Jim Gavin arrives  Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHOJack McCaffrey and Con O’Callaghan with Kate Cullivan from Naas Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHORob McDaid and Cian O’Sullivan with Kevin Lamb from Carlow Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHORob McDaid, Cian O’Sullivan and Eoin Murchan with Sean Cummins age 12, Cian Cummins, age 7, from Clondalkin, and Patrick Muszka Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHOCian O’Sullivan, and Rob McDaid with Paul and Tracy Daly and their children – Cara, age 3, and Ashling age 9 weeks Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHOThe historic champions then stopped off at Temple Street. The victorious Dubs meet the nursing staff in Temple Street’s Top Flat wardlast_img read more

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The accidental archaeologist an informal perspective

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Joanna Tsalikis will present a talk about her experiences volunteering in the archaeology department of the University of Sydney. During her time, she travelled to Paphos, Cyprus and she will present a fully illustrated, informal and entertaining talk about her experiences as an accidental archaeologist. Presented by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month Inc, and as part of Festival Hellenika in Adelaide, Joanna will reveal the nitty gritty for those thinking of following suit as an archaeologist. The Accidental Archaeologist: an informal perspective will take place at the Greeks of Egypt & Middle East Hall, 56 Richmond Rd, Keswick, SA from 7:00 pm on 3 May. Admission is free. For more info contact festivalhellenika.org.aulast_img read more

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Apple sapprêterait à sortir liPad 2

first_imgApple s’apprêterait à sortir l’iPad 2Selon plusieurs sites d’informations spécialisés, Apple s’apprête à dévoiler la semaine prochaine la deuxième version de sa tablette informatique iPad, sortie il y a un an. Des informations qui laissent présager la commercialisation d’un iPad 2 vers le mois d’avril. L’iPad 2 se fait attendre. Initialement prévu pour début mars, la nouvelle version de la tablette tactile d’Apple sera commercialisée avec un léger retard d’un mois. “Les prévisions de livraison en avril, au lieu de premières livraisons en mars comme le marché l’avait escompté, sont surtout dues à des questions de mise en place et de formation, et probablement pas à un nouveau travail sur la conception de l’iPad 2”, explique Ben Reitzes, consultant de Barclays Capital, à l’AFP. Malgré plusieurs tentatives visant à rassurer le marché sur la sortie prochaine de la nouvelle tablette, la firme à la pomme n’a pas su rassurer les investisseurs. Ainsi, l’action de l’entreprise a chuté de 3,41% à 338,60 dollars hier. L’apparition imminente de plusieurs concurrents sur le marché de la tablette tactile ne va pas lui faciliter la tâche. Le 23 février 2011 à 10:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Souness believes that Pogba should be benched

first_imgPaul Pogba’s position at the national team has been more than doubtful after his poor performances in the preparation games and Graeme Souness believes that the midfielder should be “rewarded” by a spot on the bench.The pundit claimed that Pogba fails to understand the midfield role properly and he is not reliable enough to start from the beginning as a central midfielder – and Deschamps should use him as an “impact-substitute”.Souness spoke about Pogba’s struggles as he said, according to Daily Mail:ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“There are question marks about France. Like Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Didier Deschamps struggles to find a system that gets the best out of Paul Pogba.”“He should draw a line under that. You can’t trust him as a central midfielder and, ultimately, that’s how Deschamps will see it. He could use Pogba as an impact substitute.”“If you’re 1-0 up, you’re not bringing him on to close the game down. If you’re chasing the game, he might do something, but still doesn’t understand the midfield role properly.”last_img read more

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Its now Jaime Herrera Beutler

first_imgSouthwest Washington’s new representative in Congress will start with a new name.Rep.-elect Jaime Herrera, R-Camas, made it official on Wednesday: She will add the surname of her husband, Daniel, and go by the full name of Jaime Herrera Beutler (pronounced “Butler”).She will go by Congresswoman Herrera Beutler, a news release said.She explained the switch didn’t make sense during a hectic campaign for the 3rd District House seat — not after broadcast reports and news articles, public documents and countless campaign signs, ads and fliers had already cemented her public name.“Now that the dust from the campaign has settled, I’ve had the chance to thoughtfully consider and make a permanent choice regarding this personal decision about my family,” she said in her release.Herrera and Beutler were married in August 2009.Herrera Beutler follows the path of her former Washington, D.C. boss: U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, who also tacked on her husband’s name following marriage.She also travels the path — almost literally — of former 3rd District Congresswoman Julia Butler Hansen, a Cathlamet Democrat who served in 1960-75.last_img read more

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