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Quarter-final action continues at Roland Garros.

first_imgDjokovic goes into today’s quarter-final as the men’s top seed, but he’s going-up against the defending champion and the undisputed king of Roland Garros.Serena Williams and Andy Murray are among the other players in action today in Paris.last_img

GiG gearing up for 2020 data drive

first_img GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 Share GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Submit Richard Brown, GiGStockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will expand its product portfolio through new vertical ‘GiG Data’ – the firm’s soon to be launched ‘next generation’ data platform.Inbound for 2020, GiG Data will be fully integrated with GiG’s lead industry platform solution ‘GiG Core’ and made available for third-party integrations.In its product notes, GiG details that it industry-tailored data solution has been designed to maximise the incumbent’s operational efficiency, by delivering real-time data collection capacities and helping operators match their individual market scale demands.Supporting AI components, GiG Data will bolster operator’s technology stacks, serving multiple external provisions (payment, compliance marketing, customer service) by delivering access to real-time back-office reports and KPI libraries.GiG informs that its existing client base will be migrated from current data frameworks to GiG Data in 2020, with the platform being made available to new customers by the end of the year.Backing GiG Data as a new vertical,  Richard Brown, Chief Executive Officer of GiG, said: “We are pleased to be adding a new data platform to our B2B solutions. The vision behind the product was to invest in creating a data platform to drive new cutting-edge solutions that we can use internally and offer to our customers.“The platform improves the way we store and manage data, with the real-time reporting leading to significantly increased service level to our partners, acting as the one account for all data services.” StumbleUpon Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Giants’ Donovan Solano makes most of opportunity

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are so hot coming off a 40-run outburst during a four-game road winning streak they benched a hitter with a 10-game hitting streak Friday night.Donovan Solano, who stepped in at shortstop while Brandon Crawford recovered from a hamstring strain, hit .375 on the just concluded road trip and his 14-for-39 in his last 10 games — with at least one hit in each.With Crawford back in the lineup, Solano was back in his familiar utility role, backing up at both short and …last_img

[Poll] Has Apple Gone Too Far?

first_imgTags:#Apple#mobile#Poll What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The rise of Apple as the darling of the technology industry was a decade in the making. The company had fallen on hard times before its co-founder and guru Steve Jobs came back in 1997 and redefined what Apple computers stood for.A decade later, in 2007, Apple released the iPhone, and love for the company as well as its revenue have skyrocketed since. But will the litany of lawsuits coming out of Cupertino, finally sour public opinion?The iPhone and iPad are two of the best-selling consumer-electronics products of all time. Each iteration leads Apple’s sales to greater heights. To many, Apple can do no wrong.They think that every decision is right, every mistake is someone else’s fault. Others have come before. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry was once so ubiquitous and heavily used in businesses that it earned the nickname “crackberry.” Nokia was a dominant global cellphone maker for years. Both companies now struggle, their once loyal customers likely toting iPhones right now. Poor decisions and bad timing led to their downfalls. The same fate is not coming to Apple soon. The company enjoys undeniable momentum, having sparked the global market for smartphones and tablets. The true mobile-computing revolution, however, has not been the technology, but the market Apple created. To protect its market and thought leadership, Apple has turned to the legal system. The company owns a clutch of patents for the design and functionality of touchscreen computers and it is using these patent to beat its competitors, if possible, into surrender.Apple has sued Samsung, HTC and Motorola in courts around the world. New patent claims are filed by Apple and other companies in the mobile industry so regularly that it is hard to keep up. The current case in point is the battle being fought between Apple and Samsung in a California court. Apple claims that Samsung willfully copied the design and functionality of the iPhone, and is asking for billions of dollars in damages. An Apple win here could set a precedent that leaves other companies vulnerable to Apple patent claims. But the courtroom battles are straining the affections of buyers and the trade media. Comments on Apple/Samsung articles that we have published are more vitriolic than usual even if Apple still has phalanxes of staunch, vocal supporters.Apple-bashing is not a new phenomenon. Yet more people are questioning Apple’s motives and whether it is still a mobile innovator.  “Apple is a technology-recipe company,” said Logan Hale from the Web show Tek Syndicate. “They take interesting things that other people have done and they add a little garlic, maybe some cilantro, and then say, blam, this is lovely.” Hale said the product “is delicious, and you like it, and then you run around to most of your friends and say ‘look at what Apple has invented.’ Well, they have not invented most of those things.”Have your opinions of Apple changed? Has it become a bully? Can it still innovate? Let us know in the comments. last_img read more

How to Manage your Emotions and Finances during the Holidays

first_imgPressure- Santa seems to be getting more and more generous these days. He seems to be giving gifts that are extravagant and over the top. And, if Santa doesn’t come to your home, you still have pressure from your neighbors, friends, and family members when they start telling you the items they will be giving their children- a new car (yes, you read that right), a brand new iPad AND MacBook, etc. Don’t Fall for It: There will always be pressure. While it is hard for most of us to watch our children feel disappointment, most of us share the ultimate goal of having happy children. Spending large amounts of money and giving extravagant gifts might make a child happy for a short amount of time, but giving them your love, affection, and undivided attention is worth so much more in the long run. It may also be helpful not to ask others about what they will be giving their children for the holidays. Sometimes, comparing can only make us feel worse! Give the Gift of Experience: Practice giving the gift of experience rather than an item – plan a special family event after the holidays. This can be more special than a toy for many children. Resolve to Do Differently in 2018If your holiday spending didn’t go according to plan, resolve to beat financial stress in 2018 by making a plan and sticking to a budget. Here is a list of tips and resources to make saving money easier in the New Year:Make saving automatic. Set up an automatic transfer from your checking account to your savings account. You’ll never even miss the money and you don’t have to think about it.Examine your spending and develop a plan. Take a look at your income and expenses and develop a spending plan to determine where your money is going.52-Week Money Challenge: Save small amounts of money each week of the year and you’ll have $1,378 saved by the end of 2018.Many New Year’s resolutions are health and fitness based and research has shown the conscientious behavior that allows folks to make positive lifestyle changes that improve health are positively correlated with positive financial management. Take the Small Steps to Health & Wealth quiz to assess potential changes you can make to improve your overall well-being. Whatever tips you decide to use from this blog, we hope that you find them helpful! We wish you a healthy, happy, stress-free (or at least stress “less”) holiday season!This blog was written by Molly Herndon, Social Media Specialist for MFLN Personal Finance and Bari Sobelson, Social Media Specialist for MFLN Family Development. Guilt- Perhaps you feel like you just don’t spend enough quality time with your loved ones throughout the year, so you feel that the guilt can be contained by giving large or expensive gifts to your loved ones.Send a different type of message: Think hard about what message this sends. This suggests that you can buy someone’s love and replace time with gifts. If you are concerned that you don’t spend enough time with your family, work on creating a new year’s resolution to do this! You can make a ‘family (or friend) resolution’ so that everyone is committed to it. Give the Gift of Love and Time: Instead of spending large amounts of money, spend more time. Think of projects, games, or other group activities that all of you can do together. Stress- It isn’t uncommon for stress to induce impulsive behaviors such as overeating and overspending. You might find yourself attempting to reduce your stress levels by buying more and thinking less.Reduce your stress level: Don’t wait until the stress hits you like a ton of bricks to try and reduce it! Before the holidays even start, put some practice into place- exercise mindfulness, self-care, and other stress-reducing tactics that work for you. If you start the holidays with a stress-reducing plan already in motion, you are more likely to stick to it! You are also setting yourself up for more protection from stress! Make a spending plan:  Lynn Little, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent from Maryland Extension suggests making lists for each of your holiday shopping categories – such as gifts, food, and travel. Determine the amount of money available for spending, then estimate those expenses to develop your spending plan. Be as detailed as possible – list all your gift recipients (don’t forget babysitters, neighbors or your children’s teachers). Shopping with a list reduces the urge to spend impulsively. By Molly Herndon, MS and Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTU.S. Air Force photo illustration/ Senior Airman Michael SmithWith the holidays right around the corner, many of us are pulling out our wallets and getting our lists together,  while simultaneously pulling out our hair!  Although the holidays can be a time of great joy and excitement, they can also present feelings of dread, leaving you emotionally and financially drained. Here are some problems and possible solutions to think about during this holiday season in an effort to navigate your way through managing both your emotions and your finances.center_img Obligation- During the holiday season, there are parties and gatherings galore! Some of your friends and family may host gatherings that have gift exchange as a main feature. These types of parties can add up fast and so can the money you spend and the stress it induces! It’s Okay to Say No: You can always say no. Don’t be afraid to tell your loved ones that you will have to pass on this particular gathering. You can also tell them that you would like to attend but that you will pass on the gift exchange piece. Most people would rather have your presence than your presents anyway! Get Creative: Suggest to your loved ones that a gift exchange doesn’t have to be with NEW items! A white elephant gift exchange is always fun (give something that you already have at home that you don’t use or have never even opened)! This way, you are still doing the gift exchange, but you aren’t spending any money. You could also have an upcycling gift exchange where each of you finds something you already have and turn it into something else. This could spark creativity and lots of fun!   ProblemSolution Getting Back on Financial TrackMaybe your holiday shopping has already gotten out of control or there were some unexpected expenses this year that were put on a credit card. Don’t let the end of year financial missteps mar your financial outlook for 2018. When your credit card statement arrives, take a look at the interest rates. Does it make more sense to tackle the debt with the higher interest rate first, as many experts suggest? Or would you feel more empowered by eliminating small debts first?There is no wrong way to pay down debt. Dr. Barbara O’Neill suggests using PowerPay, a program developed by Utah State University Cooperative Extension. To use the program, users enter their creditor’s information, outstanding balance, APR and monthly payment amount. PowerPay then determines the amount to be paid each month to most efficiently pay off the debt with as little interest paid as possible.last_img read more

Infineon: ultra-small barometric pressure sensor

first_img Continue Reading Previous Logic Technology: Insyde now supports AWS CloudHSMNext Innodisk introducing transformative AIoT-solutions Infineon Technologies launches the XENSIV DPS368, a miniaturized digital barometric pressure sensor capable of measuring both pressure and temperature. It offers an ultra-high precision of ±2 cm and a low current consumption for precise measurement of altitude, air flow and body movements. This makes the DPS368 ideal for mobile applications and wearable devices offering e.g. activity tracking and navigation. Additionally the sensor can be used in home appliances for airflow control, in drones for flight stability and in medical devices such as smart inhalers.Due to its robust package, it can withstand 50 m under water for one hour (IPx8) and protects the sensing cells against dust and humidity. As a result, the board handling in an assembly line is also facilitated. The 8-pin LGA package with its small dimensions of 2.0 x 2.5 x 1.1 mm³ saves up to 80 percent space compared to other waterproof sensors.The pressure sensor element is based on a capacitive sensing principle that guarantees high precision even during temperature changes. The internal signal processor converts the output from the pressure and temperature sensor elements to 24-bit results. Calibration coefficients stored in the sensor are used in the application to convert the measurement results to high accuracy pressure and temperature values. DPS368 provides quick feedback due to a measurement rate of up to 200 Hz and fast read-out speed. The integrated FIFO memory can save up to 32 measurement results, allowing for power-savings on system level.The XENSIV DPS368 sensor features an average low power consumption of 1.7 μA for pressure measurements at 1 Hz sampling rate. In standby mode, this is reduced to 0.5 μA. The sensor operates at pressure ranges from 300 to 1200 hPa and temperature ranges from -40 to +85 °C with a temperature accuracy of ±0.5 °C. Sensor measurements and calibration coefficients are available through the serial I²C or SPI interface.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Klaveness Combination Carriers Suffers Loss in Q2

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Klaveness Norway-based shipowner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) ended the second quarter of this year with a net loss.The company suffered a net loss of USD 1.9 million in Q2 2019, against a net income of USD 3.2 million seen in Q2 2018.Net revenues from operations of vessels stood at USD 12.6 million in the second quarter of this year, decreasing from USD 14.4 million posted in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, earnings were negatively impacted by fewer days in the main CABU combination trades due to a temporary lower number of caustic soda contract cargoes. What is more, the historically weak dry bulk market during Q1 2019 and early part of Q2 2019 had negative earnings effect on performing dry voyages in the second quarter.However, despite seasonally low caustic soda volumes, CABU fleet continues to deliver earnings well above the standard markets with earnings 1.3 times the MR-tanker market, KCC said.Following the delivery in January, the first CLEANBU vessel, MV Baru, has been phased in after the completion of guarantee works in mid-April. It completed its first clean petroleum cargo from India to Singapore as a regular tanker vessel in mid-May and started combination trading at the end of May with the fixture of a CPP cargo from India to Argentina. After discharging CPP in Argentina, Baru recently completed the first switch from tanker to dry bulk mode.The concluded earnings of the estimated round voyage of 144 days are around USD 20,000/day, 1.5 times a standard LR1 tanker, according to the company.“We are pleased to report the successful first CLEANBU wet-dry combination voyage with earnings 1.5 times the standard market, proving the superior earnings capacity of our new CLEANBUs,” Engebret Dahm, CEO of Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA, commented.“While the CABU fleet continues to perform well in the second quarter, KCC’s results reflect ‘one-off introduction costs’ for the CLEANBUs which are expected to be substantially reduced over the coming quarters.”“Both CABU and CLEANBU earnings are expected to considerably improve in second half of 2019 based on higher caustic soda contract booking and more CLEANBUs in combination trading,” Dahm continued.The second CLEANBU, MV Barracuda, was delivered in late July and completed first loading as a tanker for shipment of caustic soda in Taiwan on August 23. It is now scheduled to start combination trading in mid-September. The third CLEANBU is expected to be handed over in September and targeted to start combination trading within end of October.KCC currently has six CLEANBUs on order for delivery from September 2019 to February 2021. The combination carriers are designed to transport clean petroleum products in addition to caustic soda and dry bulk products.last_img read more

Health Canada approves new supervised consumption sites in BC and Montreal

first_imgOTTAWA – Health Canada has approved plans to create four new supervised consumption sites in British Columbia and Quebec, but some health officials say the approvals fall short of meeting the needs in communities devastated by overdose deaths.A statement from Health Minister Jane Philpott on Friday said the approval of the sites is one step in combating the ongoing illicit opioid “overdose epidemic” gripping the country.The sites allow people to use illicit drugs under the supervision of a medical professional in case they overdose.But at a conference in Vancouver, health officials said restrictions mean only people who inject drugs can receive supervision, not those who use drugs in other forms.“From a medical health and public health perspective, all modes of consumption can be dangerous and should be supervised, so it’s incomprehensible to me that there would currently be this restriction,” said Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.’s chief provincial health officer.Two of the new sites are in Surrey, B.C., one is in Vancouver and a mobile consumption site has been approved to operate in Montreal.Vancouver Coastal Health chief medical health officer Dr. Patricia Daly said existing overdose prevention sites support people who ingest drugs in many forms, including orally.“When we open our doors with the Health Canada exemption, it will be difficult to deny people the ability to consume drugs in the way that they’re used to,” she said.“Ultimately, I think we have to realize our crisis here is not just among people who inject drugs.”Kendall said he suspects the restriction is due to a lack of published documentation on the effectiveness of supervised consumption for drugs that are ingested in ways other than by injection.But he said there is enough evidence through the overdose prevention sites that have operated in B.C. since December to prove it saves lives.“We’ve reversed hundreds of overdoses and there’s never been a death,” he said.B.C. has been the epicentre of the overdose crisis, where over 1,200 people have died between the start of 2016 to the end of March this year. The provincial coroner said many of the deaths have been caused by fentanyl, a powerful opioid.Provincial health officials did acknowledge that the approvals are a step in the right direction.In a news release, Fraser Health chief medical health officer Dr. Victoria Lee said the exemption “will allow us to take a significant step forward in engaging with this population.”Quebec’s Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois also issued a statement welcoming the approval of the Montreal mobile site.“This demonstrates that Quebec is a leader in preventative health care and drug-related harm reduction, and that we are setting an example for other communities that will follow suit in this area,” her release said in French.Health Canada said the mobile site in Montreal is the first of its kind to be approved in Canada, and will provide a “geographically flexible” service to clients.The mobile site is supposed to provide additional services that compliment three fixed sites that were approved by Health Canada in February.Canada’s two existing supervised consumption sites are both located in Vancouver.Health Canada said evidence shows supervised consumption sites save lives and decrease the transmission of disease without increasing drug use or crime in the surrounding area.— By Linda Givetash in Vancouver.last_img read more

Mourinho – United didnt improve

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho bemoans their lack of activity in the last transfer window, saying “everyone improved except us”.United failed to sign their center-back targets in the summer transfer window, Mourinho, however, managed to bring in Fred and Diogo Dalot spending £80m in the process.Except for Tottenham Hotspur, the top six clubs were all active in the last window, and the Portuguese boss believes United are behind their rivals because of their lack of signings, arguing that Spurs already had a quality team.“The distance [between United and top four] is something I couldn’t predict,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“You always think in a positive way, you always think the distance is not going to be so big.“But I said clearly, last season we didn’t get the credit we deserved. To finish second, to play the FA Cup final and to qualify as winners in our Champions League group – we didn’t get the credit we deserved at all.“All the teams they got better, Spurs was the team that did not make a direct investment, but the best investment is to keep the top players that you have. So every team got better and we didn’t.”last_img read more