Football Talk: Brown faces layoff, Murrayfield sell-out

first_imgScott Brown’s midfield showings have been the driving force behind Celtic’s charge under Brendan Rodgers.But it now looks as though the Hoops boss will be without his trusted skipper for a series of important European and domestic fixtures.According to reports, Brown faces up to a month on the sidelines after scans revealed the true extent of the knee injury the 33-year-old suffered in the 4-2 win over Hibs.One of the matches Brown is set to miss is this Sunday’s League Cup semi-final against Hearts, which will be played out in-front of a bumper Murrayfield crowd. The home of Scottish rugby is on course to host Scottish football’s biggest attendance for 29 years on Sunday, with Celtic having sold out their allocation and Hearts also on the brink of doing so.last_img read more

Rovers expanding the search for new recruits

first_imgSligo Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle says he has turned his attention to players outside of the League of Ireland as he continues to build his squad for 2018.Lyttle has signed David Cawley from Galway United, Adam Wixted from Drogheda United and Caolan McAleer from Finn Harps.But Rovers were also linked with Barry McNamee, Ronan Murray and Kurtis Byrne, before they opted to sign for Cork City, Dundalk and Linfield respectively.Lyttle says that he is now looking further afield…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Fishermen saved in co-ordinated rescue mission off Fanad

first_imgA team effort from emergency services and a nearby boat led to two fishermen being saved off the Donegal coast last weekend.The incident occurred off  Ballyhoorisky, Fanad on Friday afternoon, where the crew of a fishing boat got into difficulty and radioed for help when their vessel began taking in water.Thankfully, the two fishermen had shared their position with the Malin Coast Guard before they entered the sea. The Mulroy Coast Guard, Lough Swilly RNLI and Rescue 118 helicopter were dispatched to the scene. Lough Swilly RNLI Volunteer Joe Joyce confirmed that a nearby fishing boat heard the radio call from Malin and made their way to assist the men. The fishermen were rescued from the sea after being in the water for 15 minutes.The men were brought back to shore on the fishing boat, in conjunction with the Mulroy Coast Guard, and medically assessed by the Rescue 118 crew. The men were deemed safe and well at this stage.The 30ft vessel eventually capsized and sank.Mr Joyce added that both men were wearing lifejackets at the time of entering the water.  One of the lifejackets was fitted with a personal locator beam. This beam, when activated, sends a signal to the coast guard of the jacket’s exact location. Featured image via Mulroy Coast GuardFishermen saved in co-ordinated rescue mission off Fanad was last modified: October 1st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Capturing Structured Data With an AIR App: Acesis Goes to DEMO

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting One of the projects I’ve been most intrigued with here at DEMO is Acesis, a clinical data capture service that does two things of interest to me: it makes structured data collection simple and it brings Adobe’s Rich Internet Application platforms Flex and AIR into the enterprise. Medicine is a space with a whole lot of data and a whole lot of money and while I won’t claim enough domain expertise to judge the merits of this company relative to other ventures in medical information – I do think they are doing some things that anyone in tech could find interesting. Making Structured Data Input Easy for UsersThough the use of structured data is unsurprising in medicine, one thing we’ve always questioned here is whether it’s viable to expect users to create the structure for their data. On one hand semantic-savy applications sometimes require too much extra effort by users in order to assign semantic metadata. On the other hand, complex data sets (in medicine, for example) can require that long and inflexible forms be filled out in order to create structure. Acesis takes a different approach. Their desktop AIR app lets users (clinicians) fill out forms created in response to patient web input, create forms on the fly and extend upon forms with input turned to XML on the fly. They say it’s a smart (responsive) document authoring system and that seems an apt description.The forms present users with one question at a time and branch out subsequent options based on their replies. CEO Kevin Chesney told me that the company integrates five different licensed vocabularies from different fields and ties them together using XML. Users can rearrange or pull in fields at any point in the process. Individual fields can be given different security and permissions and the user experience on a tablet PC looked good. A similarly sophisticated, yet usable approach is fun for me to imagine in the consumer world. It’s the kind of paradigm that I could imagine serving professionals well in a wide variety of industries.Using AIR for Serious AppsI was particularly intrigued by the company’s use of Adobe’s Flex and AIR platforms. Chesney’s previous work brought these same technologies into the Real Estate market – so don’t assume that colorful microblogging desktop apps are the only AIR apps coming to market.Chesney told me that after years of pushing AJAX to its limits, the rich libraries available for Flex let them take the interface to a whole different level. It also allowed one code base to be used on the desktop by physicians, a substantial number of whom I was surprised to hear are Mac users, and across any browser with no AIR download thanks to the browser compatibility work that Adobe has already done.I think there are some interesting things going on at Acesis that people in a wide variety of markets could appreciate thinking about. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Google Wave Extensions Gallery Launches

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts The complete list of extensions includes the following: sarah perez Wave Sudoku (play Sodoku with friends in a Wave)Extension Installer (for developers only)Colcrop (game)Yellow highlighter (highlight text)Napkin gadget (for doodles)Waffle (date-picker)Iframe gadget (embed webpages in a Wave)Yes/No/Maybe gadget (for polls)Map gadget (insert maps)Video Chat Experience (chat in Waves)Phone Conference (call your friends)Mind Map gadget (collaborate on diagrams)Likey gadget (like/dislike a topic)Pollo gadget (for surveys)Take-out gadget (for ordering out)AccuWeather (weather forecasts)Will Extensions Bring You Back to Wave?With Google Wave soon becoming a member of the Google Apps family of products sometime this year, it’s good to see development work continue on this innovative, if somewhat confusing, real-time tool. Although members of the tech community have expressed mixed feelings about the product in its current state, what Google has presented is definitely a unique service and one that may still be useful in several niche scenarios, if not as the email replacement some hoped it would be. For example, small teams in the workplace needing to collaborate with one another may find Wave a better option than sending multiple emails back and forth. That being said, traffic to Google Wave has been declining sharply since November or December of 2009, depending which analytics service you use. Looking at the numbers, it’s clear that Wave has been abandoned by many of its earliest adopters – users who were once clamoring for invites in ways that haven’t been seen since Google first launched Gmail. (On that note, we actually have several spare invites sitting around – if you want one, comment and ask.) Will extensions actually bring those one-time Wavers back? Probably not – at least, not for longer than a quick look at most. On the flip side, however, Wave advocates feel that there’s great potential in this experimental project. Still, even most of those folks have to admit there’s a lot of work that needs to be done before Wave could attract a mainstream audience. So will Wave ever replace email? Perhaps not. But we wouldn’t be surprised if some of the innovations developed in the Wave playground ended up in our Gmail inboxes one day. And for that, we’ll keep one eye on Wave…even if we’re not entirely embracing it just yet. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#Real-Time Web#web This morning, Google launched an “extensions” gallery for their real-time communications product, Google Wave. Within the new gallery, you’ll find the tools and add-ons that have been created by the developer community to add additional functionality to the Wave service. Among the extensions are those some Wave users have probably seen before – like the popular “yes/no” voting gadget, for example, which lets you create polls via Wave. However, there are others that you may not have seen yet – like the “iFrame Gadget” that lets you embed webpages into a Wave or the “Likey Gadget” that provides a “like” (and “dislike!”) button for showing support for a particular topic, similar to those found on Facebook or Google Buzz. According to the Google blog post, developers interested in submitting their extensions for inclusion in this gallery can do so by first submitting them for approval here. Google has also released a new Google Wave robots API (v2) for developers to try.last_img read more

Your Next Computer May Be Made of . . . BRAINS!

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “(The C3V) uses an electroencephalogram cap to monitor brain activity as the person wearing it is shown about 10 images per second. Machine-learning algorithms trained to detect the neurological signals that signify interest in an image are used to analyze this brain activity. By monitoring these signals, the system rapidly ranks the images in terms of how interesting they appear to the viewer. The search is then refined by retrieving other images that are similar to those with the highest rank.”What’s the biggie? 10 images a second is way beyond the ol’ bean, but recognizing alteration, or “oddness,” is equally beyond the ol’ bucket of bolts. Together a C3V user could use it to recognize incoming missiles (differentiated from, say, birdies and clouds) in time to trigger a defensive weapon to destroy it. (Can you say “DARPA funding?” I knew you could.) In short, this device can help a person realize what’s bugging them before they consciously know they’ve been bugged. Then kill it. Oh, it could also be used for gaming interface–cool!–and neuromarketing–coo . . . wait, what?Sajda has created a league of supervillains called Neuromatters. I kid! I kid because I love. It’s actually a company he’s put together to develop the C3Vision commercially. Well, it’s a short walk to the nearest farcaster now. Thanks, Paul. Beep boop boop.Gamesters photo by Will Luo | arch photo by happysteve | other sources: Popular Science Tags:#Internet of Things#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Interfaces between the human brain and computers have been in development for a while. Most, however, are designed to allow computers to assist humans, such as people living with a disability. But, what about the computers? Won’t somebody please think about the computers? Well, some stone-cold super freaks at Columbia University have. Got visions of a brain in a jar with some wires coming out? Yeah, you do. Paul Sajda, a disconcertingly agreeable-looking supervillain has created a device called the C3Vision (cortically coupled computer vision). Sajda, a professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Evil, and Supreme Overlord of the Laboratory for Intelligent Imaging and Neural Computing, has rigged up his device to leverage the best part of both human and machine thinking into a single act. MIT’s Technology Review describes the process. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkinslast_img read more

Why Kashmir’s Militants Have Become Heroes Again

first_imgThe present mood can be compared to the early 1990s when armed rebellion broke out in Kashmir with the popular support of people. Related Itemslast_img

Honda continues its climb with increase in domestic sales this September

first_imgHonda Mobilio continues to sell wellHonda Cars India today reported 45 per cent increase in domestic sales in September 2014 at 15,015 units as against 10,354 units in the same month last year.Last month, the company sold 1,152 units of small car Brio, 3,848 units of compact sedan Amaze, 5,329 units of Mobilio and 4,600 units of the mid-sized sedan City, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in a statement.Besides, the company sold 86 units of sports utility vehicle CRV.In addition, the company exported a total of 38 units during the month.Commenting on the sales, HCIL Senior Vice-President (Marketing and Sales) Jnaneswar Sen said: “We continue to perform strongly with strong demand for all our models during this festival period.”He said the company has resumed production of its flagship model Honda City during September 2014.”In coming months, we will be able to ensure better availability and timely deliveries to fulfill the huge demand,” Sen added.last_img read more

Abando, Chabi Yo lift UST over NU in OT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Playing catch-up for the entire second half, University of Santo Tomas caught fire from beyond the arc in overtime to outlast National U, 87-74, Sunday in UAAP Season 82 basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena. Rookie Rhenz Abando knocked down a couple of three-pointers after Sherwin Concepcion opened the extra period with a trey as the Growling Tigers pulled away late for their third win in four games. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BREAKING: A day after being fired, Robredo asks: ‘Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?’ Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw View comments Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Abando finished with 21 points, while Concepcion added 13 points for the Tigers, who were held to just nine points in the second period as NU took a one-point lead at the break. Soulemane Chabi Yo tallied 23 points, including the basket that sent the game to overtime, aside from pulling down 20 rebounds. It was another heartbreaking defeat for the Bulldogs following one-point losses to Adamson and De La Salle in their first two games of the season. NU remains the only winless team in the competition. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelThis time, however, the Bulldogs were already in a solid position to pull off the victory after taking a 68-63 advantage on Shaun Ildefonso’s putback with 42.3 seconds remaining in regulation. A split from Abando at the line was followed by a five-second inbound violation by the Bulldogs on their next possession. Abando knocked down a triple to put UST within a point, 68-67, with 27 seconds remaining in regulation.  Filipino Romero Duno extends streak, eyes Ryan Garcia clash next Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA The Bulldogs were forced to another turnover, this time an eight-second violation, allowing UST’s Zach Huang to draw a foul and convert 1-of-2 free throws to tie the game with 17.9 seconds left. Enzo Joson went the length of the court for a lay-up with 6.5 seconds remaining, but the Bulldogs celebrated too early as the Tigers immediately went on the attack on the other end with rookie Mark Nonoy finding Chabi Yo for the game-tying basket with 2.5 ticks remaining. Nonoy shot just 1-of-13 from the field but made one of the game’s biggest plays by assisting on Chabi Yo’s game-saving basket. Dave Ildefonso fouled out in overtime after leading the Bulldogs with 16 points. But the sophomore had five turnovers, including a crucial dribbling error with 3:35 left in overtime that led to a triple by Abando on the other end.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

DTEK50 is the Android phone BlackBerry should have launched years ago

first_imgYou want to read something ironical? Read how BlackBerry describes its all-new Android-based smartphone: “DTEK50 combines BlackBerry’s unique security, privacy and productivity with the full Android experience in an all-touch design, at a price point that’s accessible for consumers and ideal for enterprise fleet deployment.”I’m sure most of you would have got the “irony” part without much trouble. If not, well wake up and smell the coffee.BlackBerry is down in the dumps. Not because it has been making bad smartphones, but, because, its whole business strategy has been a hot mess. The company — until it launched the Priv — believed it certainly didn’t get any better than a BlackBerry phone. Even though, at Rs 63,000, owning a BlackBerry — the company has a very loyal fan following and commands respect from many critics — felt ridiculous at this point of time. The company, for reasons unknown, believed it was (still) a privilege to own a BlackBerry phone, at a time when really high-end phones are getting cheaper day by day.The Priv is still young, and the company has already launched its second Android smartphone. It is unlike any other BlackBerry smartphone though. It marks change, a much-needed one, in the way BlackBerry looks at itself in 2016. It marks a phase of introspection and quite possibly, one last shot at redemption. Well, technically, the Priv was supposed to be that smartphone, but things didn’t exactly work out the way that they should have. Of course, looking at its price point, it was hard to understand how the Priv was supposed to redeem anyone, let alone BlackBerry. But, yes, the Priv did mark BlackBerry’s foray into Android, and is therefore an important phone in the company’s timeline. Again, the Priv wasn’t a bad smartphone. But, it was positioned against the goliaths of the tech world, and frankly, David was all over the place this time.advertisementAlso Read: DTEK50 is world’s most secure Android smartphone, says BlackBerry Enter DTEK50So, the onus now falls on the DTEK50 — it was called Neon in leaks and rumours — to resurrect BlackBerry. You see, fans have been waiting for this moment for a long time now, just like people are still — patiently — waiting for an Android-based Nokia phone. Just one good phone, that is also priced sensibly, and BlackBerry would be back in the game. The DTEK50 was what they had been hoping and praying for. The DTEK50 is the Android phone BlackBerry should have launched years ago.Unlike the Priv, the DTEK50 is a mainstream smartphone with mid-level specs and a mid-level price tag. It’s humble and has its feet firmly on the ground. It isn’t a privilege to buy (and own) the DTEK50. And that is what makes it exciting. It will all be real and not a fantasy. BlackBerry will sell the DTEK50 directly at a price of $299 (which roughly translates to Rs 20,202) unlocked, in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands to begin with. India will have to wait in the first run, but eventually the smartphone should make its way to the country (in a month or so from now). Remember, BlackBerry wants its new phone to be accessible for consumers.Unlike the Priv, the DTEK50 is a mainstream phone with its feet firmly on the ground. The price is low enough. It isn’t a privilege to buy (and own) the DTEK50. And that is what makes it exciting. It is real and not a fantasyIndia can be a driving force that gives the ailing smartphone company a much-needed momentum. The Rs 10,000-25,000 price bracket is buzzing with activity in the country. Buyers have an affinity for such phones, good phones. Not to mention, buyers love branded phones, and BlackBerry has quite a reputation here. Phones like the Z3 have done well in India. A BlackBerry phone powered by Android was a dream for many, a year ago. A BlackBerry phone powered by Android that is priced at around Rs 25,000 was an even more distant dream for that matter. The DTEK50 in that case already has half its work cut down. It has Android inside and is priced at around Rs 25,000. Unless BlackBerry India really screws up big time with the pricing here, there’s no compelling reason why the DTEK50 wouldn’t appeal to buyers.Motorola phones have done well in India. Not because of top-notch hardware, but because of ease of use and the affordability aspect. Not to mention, the brand Moto is one that commands respect anywhere across the globe. BlackBerry is no different in this regard. Just like the Moto phones, the Android phones made by BlackBerry come with vanilla Android. Just like the Moto phones, the Android phones made by BlackBerry come with BlackBerry-specific features that add up and not really overburden the users. In the case of BlackBerry, these features are concerned with productivity and security. Some of the productivity features on-board BlackBerry’s phone include: the Hub, Convenience Key and not to forget the amazing BlackBerry keyboard. More importantly, BlackBerry and security go hand in hand. Just like the atrociously priced Priv, the DTEK50 “encrypts all users information, including business critical data and personal data such as pictures, videos and contacts. Malware protection is also built-in along with back-up, wipe and restore capabilities. Additional software provides users with visibility and control over which apps get access to personal info or device features such as the microphone or camera.”If that wasn’t enough, the company promises to deliver security patches on the same day that Google publicly releases information about them.advertisementOne of the prime reasons for buying a BlackBerry phone has always been how secure and reliable these phones have been. On an open source platform like Android, the need for additional efforts to safeguard users’ security is even more crucial. It’s safe to say that no other company can offer the level of security that BlackBerry can offer on top of Android, even more so at a mid-level price point.Also Read: BlackBerry Priv quick review: A new hope, but at what cost? Bring on more DTEK50Coming to hardware, the BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which will be expandable via microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone is backed by a 2,610 mAh battery. These are not bad specs.The DTEK50 doesn’t have an all-metal body like some of its lower priced rival phones — it is in fact a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4 with an all-plastic body — and doesn’t have a USB Type-C port or a fingerprint scanner. It’s a regular smartphone from BlackBerry and in the case of the DTEK50, regular will do. This is because it is more accessible and less of a privilege to own one. Remember the time when every other person had a BlackBerry? We need more DTEK50s from the brand to make that happen, again.last_img read more