4 days agoNewcastle fullback Jetro Willems: We ran Chelsea close

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle fullback Jetro Willems: We ran Chelsea closeby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United fullback Jetro Willems has urged teammates to stay calm after their 1-0 loss at Chelsea.The narrow defeat plunged the Magpies back into the relegation zone and piled the pressure back on the team ahead of next weekend’s tough encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James’ Park.Willems said: “It was close. I think we had the game under control and we were a little bit unlucky.”If it wasn’t for the goal I think we did good defensively – they have a good team and they are difficult players to play against.”Attacking, we could do more.”In the first half, we could have been more dangerous on the counter attack.”We had some chances – sometimes we were unlucky, but sometimes I think we need to just shoot when we are in front of goal.” last_img read more

Track and Field Ohio States Zack Bazile leaps farthest long jump in

Junior Nick Gray will run the men’s 60-meter-dash, 200-meter-dash and 4×400-meter-relay this weekend at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsMultiple members of the Ohio State track and field team set season highs and team highs at one of the most-competitive meets of the season, the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. One Buckeye, senior Zack Bazile, even set this season’s NCAA record.The Music City Challenge is comprised of 31 teams and some professional athletes. Along with the added competition of professionals, there were 12 different events with at least one athlete qualified for events at the NCAA national championship.Men’s recapIn the long jump, Bazile launched himself into first place with a jump of 8.13 meters. It set the record for the longest jump in the NCAA this season and was the third-farthest jump in the world this year. The jump also broke the Vanderbilt facility record and is second-farthest jump in Ohio State history.In his first 200-meter dash of the season junior Nick Gray took first with a time of 20.92. His mark is fast enough to qualify him for the NCAA national championship. Freshman Eric Harrison finished right behind Gray, taking second place at 21.24.Senior Nick Demaline finished first in men’s shot put with a throw of 19.74 meters. It was Demaline’s season high and was the fifth-best throw in the NCAA this year.In the 4×400-meter relay, Ohio State finished first and had its fifth-fastest time in program history and the best time this season.Junior Luke Landis ran a personal best in the one-mile run, finishing second with a time of 4:06.In his Ohio State track debut, redshirt sophomore Kendall Sheffield finished second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.71. Sheffield beat Avery Hubbard, a professional sprinter, by .001 seconds. Sheffield also plays cornerback for the Ohio State football team.For the second week in a row, senior Cole Gorski set a school record in pole vault, this time clearing 5.47 meters. Gorski finished in third place.In the triple jump, junior DaJuan Seward set a personal best with a second place finish at 15.76 meters. Bazile finished fourth with 15.19 meters.Senior Aaron Zedella came in third place in weight throw with a heave of 21.39 meters.Women’s recapJunior Karrington Winters earned a personal record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.21, which currently qualifies her for the NCAA national championship. For the second meet in a row, the Buckeyes controlled the 200-meter dash. Freshman Anavia Battle set the team’s season high with a first-place finish at 23.62. Sophomore Halimah Barlow finished second (23.66) and freshman Syaira Richardson finished fifth (24.29).Ohio State’s 4×400-meter relay team set a season best with a first-place finish at 3:36. The Buckeyes took the top spot by just .03 seconds.Senior Chantel Ray earned a first-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.25. The run tied her personal best.Sophomore Taylor DeLoach continues to be a strong point for the Buckeyes. She took first place in the long jump with a leap of six meters.In the 800-meter run, freshman Aziza Ayoub finished third with a personal-best time of 2:08.Junior Mikaela Seibert finished third in the triple jump with jumps combined for 12.7 meters. This was the season high for Seibert.Junior Sade Olatoye finished fifth in the weight throw with a heave of 22.16. The fifth-place finish comes behind two of the top weight throwers in the country and two professional weight throwers. Ohio State will host the Buckeye tune-up next weekend at the French Field House. read more

Leading French commercial broadcaster TF1 is makin

first_imgLeading French commercial broadcaster TF1 is making JJ Abrams’ latest scripted series Alcatraz available a day after it is aired in the US.The show, which bowed on the Fox network on Monday with solid ratings, is available with subtitles as part of TF1’s premium video-on-demand offering of US series. Customers wanting to watch the series on demand need to be viewing TF1 over a cable or IPTV service. Each instalment costs €1.99. The show will be broadcast on the linear TF1 channel at a later date.last_img

US Government Asked Amazon to Lie in StaplesOffice Depot Merger Case Judge

first_img Add to Queue Register Now » U.S. Government Asked Amazon to Lie in Staples-Office Depot Merger Case, Judge Says Next Article The U.S. government asked witnesses to lie to help it block a proposed merger between Staples and Office Depot, according to newly unsealed court documents.In a hearing on the deal Wednesday, an executive at Amazon said that the Federal Trade Commission asked the ecommerce company to testify that it wouldn’t be able to compete with the office suppliers until 2017, when in fact it has already entered that market. The FTC is trying to illustrate that the Staples and Office Depot deal would harm competition in the business supplies industry in an anti-trust case that the government brought in December in an attempt to prevent the merger.While the hearing was supposed to be confidential, the federal judge presiding over the case insisted that those particular comments be made public. “The public ought to know that the government wanted Amazon to say some things that weren’t true,” Emmet Sullivan, U.S. District Judge for Washington, D.C., said, according to the court transcript unsealed Thursday.The Amazon executive who testified was Prentis Wilson, vice president of Amazon Business, the ecommerce giant’s online marketplace specializing in business and office supplies, which launched last year.A Staples attorney pointed out that in Amazon’s affidavit, the company had made line edits write noting that “the FTC has asked us to insert” a sentence saying it would not be able to offer office supplies contracts and next-day delivery to large business customers — in other words, services competing with Staples and Office Depot — for the next two years. “This is FTC’s highest priority item,” Amazon’s affidavit said.Amazon, however, refused to agree, and struck out the FTC’s proposed language. “We were unwilling to say that, because we weren’t sure if that was going to be true,” Wilson testified. “We cannot commit to not having these available in two years.”Judge Sullivan pounced on Wilson’s comments, grilling the witness on whether he was surprised the government would tell Amazon “what to say and not say” (Wilson said he was), and whether he was worried if “there might be repercussions or retaliation if you didn’t say what the government wanted you to say.” Wilson answered that he wasn’t concerned that the government would punish him for refusing to comply, as long as he told the truth. “Good for you,” the judge responded.An FTC lawyer later told the judge that it “never asked” Amazon to say anything “that wasn’t true,” according to Bloomberg.During the hearing, a Bank of America senior vice president also testified, but her comments remained redacted in the transcript. 3 min read –shares Mergers and Acquisitionscenter_img March 25, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Image credit: kevin brine | Shutterstock This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Jen Wieczner Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

74 of Marketers and CX Professionals Say Customer Loyalty is Driving Digital

first_imgNew Research from Clicktale Reveals Customer Loyalty to Be the Biggest Driver for Digital Experience StrategiesNearly three quarters of marketers and CX professionals (74%) are investing in digital experiences in an effort to foster long-term loyalty and build better relationships with their customers. That’s according to research from experience analytics company Clicktale, which surveyed 200 marketing and CX professionals across the US and UK.Released in Clicktale’s Defining Digital Experience report, the research found customer loyalty to be the number one priority for those building a digital experience (DX) strategy. This was followed by a need to understand customer behavior (67%) and a desire to create a clearer customer experience vision (67%).For those at a managerial level (CX and marketing managers) improving customer lifetime value was also identified as an important driver of DX strategy.Marketing Technology News: Amazon Dominates E-Commerce Share, Ebay and Walmart Less of a Focus, Feedvisor Study FindsCommenting on these findings, Sara Richter, CMO, Clicktale said: “As ever more customer interactions are completed via digital channels, marketers find themselves faced with a ‘switching economy’ – in which consumers regularly flit between different brands when they’re dissatisfied with a particular experience. Given this fact, is it any wonder that so many marketers are looking to secure long-term customer loyalty through their digital experience approach?“To achieve such loyalty, however, we as marketers need to think about what it is that our customers need, and to do that requires a strong understanding of customer behaviors. This is where the other key objectives come into play.Marketing Technology News: Elliot’s Mobile-First Commerce Platform Enables Direct-to-Consumer Distribution at Global Scale“In order to drive loyalty, marketers must improve their digital experiences. But to do that, they must have a clear vision and the behavioral data needed to back it up. None of these factors can exist in isolation – they must all form part of a single, unified DX strategy and be supported with the right behavioral technologies.”Marketing Technology News: Motionloft named a 2019 Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Location Services and Applications customer experienceCX professionalsDefining Digital ExperienceDX strategyMarketing TechnologyNews Previous ArticleLocal DTC Brands Top Glossier, Harry’s & Casper, Converting a Quarter of ConsumersNext Article96% of People Have Seen Ads That Reference Their Location, Indicating the Prevalence of Location-Specific Advertising 74% of Marketers and CX Professionals Say Customer Loyalty is Driving Digital Experience MTS Staff WriterMay 23, 2019, 4:11 pmMay 23, 2019 last_img read more

ATX Adds OTT Video Streaming Capabilities to Media Distribution Solution

first_imgNew Capabilities of MD16 Enhance Guest Experience and Enables Service Providers to Differentiate Video OfferingATX Networks, a global leader in digital access and media distribution solutions, introduced an enhancement to the MD16 bulk media distribution gateway that will enable service providers to offer hotels, hospitals, universities, apartments and other commercial customers streaming media capabilities. The new MD16 OTT streaming blade enables an over-the-top (OTT) video experience anywhere within the commercial enterprise facility on any device, including smartphones, tablets and PCs.Streaming linear video in a private network presents multiple challenges. The ATX streaming media blade overcomes these challenges to allow guests and residents to view live, linear television programming on personal devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, without the requirement to install multi-rack solutions with standalone encoders and Web servers. ATX’s integrated OTT streaming solution reduces power consumption, space and operational complexity.“ATX continues to empower PayTV operators with the capabilities they require to reinvigorate their commercial and enterprise business strategies,” said Andrew Isherwood, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Media Distribution at ATX. “Our market-leading MD16s equipped with the new streaming blade will allow hotels, universities, hospitals and MDUs to offer their clientele a broadcast TV experience on their mobile devices.”Marketing Technology News: Vidyard Expands Offering to Bring Personalized Video App to Any Sales Professional, No Matter How They WorkThe MD16 OTT streaming blade enables universities, for example, to offer a campus-wide broadcast television experience to students on their mobile devices anywhere WiFi is available, including dorms, gyms and common areas. In hotel, apartment and hospital settings, the streaming blade allows guests, residence and patients to watch live TV on their own devices.The new streaming media blade consumes a single slot in the MD16. A single blade is capable of streaming 24 HD channels to as many as 250 devices. Content streamed from the MD16 is viewable on Apple (HLS) and Android (MPEG-Dash) devices. The streaming media blade interfaces with the existing WiFi Internet-delivery infrastructure and includes an integrated HTML-5 Web server, enabling end users to make streaming content selections through a Web browser. Near real-time encoding capabilities reduce delays of nearly a minute that are typical of commercial OTT services. End users play the video in their Web browsers, eliminating the need to download or install a separate app.Marketing Technology News: Loyalty Brands Announces Partnership with Textellent To Deliver Innovative SMS Sales & Marketing CapabilitiesThe MD16 offers PayTV operators a path to greater profitability in commercial accounts by delivering a single-box, fully integrated solution that reduces power consumption, space and other operational expenses. The integrated streaming blade also reduces on-premises bandwidth requirements, as fewer residents and guests will need to connect to Internet-based streaming services using external servers.“The addition of an integrated streaming blade makes an already compelling value proposition even better,” added Isherwood. “The MD16 makes it easy to deliver television programming to mobile devices wherever people congregate, including universities, offices and sporting events.”Marketing Technology News: Tellius Named by Gartner as a 2019 Cool Vendor in Analytics ATX NetworksMarketing Technology NewsMD16 bulk mediaMedia Distribution SolutionNewsOTT Video Streaming Previous ArticleHireVue Sponsors, Demonstrates Ethical AI Innovation at CogX 2019Next ArticleDomo IoT Cloud Now Integrates with Zendesk Data Platform to Deliver Better Customer Service ATX Adds OTT Video Streaming Capabilities to Media Distribution Solution PRNewswireJune 10, 2019, 4:58 pmJune 10, 2019 last_img read more

FinnBrain imaging study explores brain structure in newborns

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Nov 30 2018Infant brain development is still poorly understood. Thus, research on the topic is vital as developing brains are sensitive to early environmental factors. Recognizing this, the FinnBrain imaging study conducted in Turku explores brain structure in newborns.Adult brain structure and the division of different functions between the hemispheres is already well studied. However, information on the developing brains of newborns is still limited, even though understanding this normal developmental process is important. Through understanding this process, future studies can more easily detect the effects that environmental factors, such as maternal prenatal health, may have on the infant brain.- The developing brain is most sensitive to environmental factors during pregnancy, and these factors may drastically alter the course of development, says Doctoral Candidate, Lic. Med. Satu Lehtola from the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study at the University of Turku.Related StoriesPosterior parietal cortex plays crucial role in making decisions, research showsMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsWearing a hearing aid may mitigate dementia riskIn the study, 68 babies aged 2-5 weeks were scanned using MRI. To investigate normal infant brain development, lobar volumes and their hemispheric differences, i.e. asymmetry, were explored. The effects of age and sex on lobar volumes and asymmetry were of particular interest.- We observed that in both sexes, the lobes were asymmetric in the same way: the right temporal lobe, left parietal, and left occipital lobes were larger than their counter side. Differences between sexes were found, but they were subtle and included only locally restricted areas in the grey matter, says Lehtola.In the findings, the effect of age manifested as different growth rates between grey and white matter, which aligns with existing research showing that the growth rate of grey matter is more rapid during the first years of life. When disaggregating grey matter into lobar volumes though, the lobar volumes of full-term infants did not differ in a statistically significant manner as infants’ ages only varied by a few weeks.- Not many studies on this topic have been carried out with such young infants, yet our results are in line with the previous findings and thus strengthen and broaden our perceptions on early brain development. The results provide a good basis to continue research on the effects of early environmental factors on brain volumes, which is a key aim of the FinnBrain research project, says Lehtola.Source: https://www.utu.fi/en/news/press-release/age-and-sex-affect-infant-brain-structurelast_img read more

Study Using steroids during cardic bypass surgery did not reduce acute kidney

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 4 2019Using steroids during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery did not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury in people at increased risk of death, according to a study conducted in 18 countries published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.181644.The multisite randomized controlled trial, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, included patients in Canada, China, India, United States, Colombia, Australia, Italy, Iran, Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Brazil, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Argentina, Chile and Ireland, which broadens the reach of the study’s findings.Related StoriesChronic kidney disease patients are excluded from clinical trialsResearchers investigate whether hypertension poses health risk to older kidney donorsTen-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns ‘without any real strong data’About one-fifth of the millions of bypass surgeries performed around the world each year result in acute kidney injury, which in its most severe forms greatly increases the chance of death and the need for life-sustaining dialysis treatments. Bypass surgery can trigger widespread inflammation, which is thought to be a key culprit in the development of kidney injury. Prior studies suggested that steroids might help reduce inflammation and acute kidney injury.”Administering steroids to prevent inflammation during surgery did not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury in people at moderate or high risk of adverse effects,” says author Dr. Amit Garg, a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and professor at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.The study included 7286 patients, of whom about half (3647) were randomized to receive steroids and the remaining 3639 to placebo. The rate of acute kidney injury was similar in both groups.”Given the broad range of countries and populations represented in the study, these findings further support a shift away from using steroids as an effective method of preventing the complications from inflammation during bypass surgery,” states Dr. Garg. Source:http://www.cmaj.ca/last_img read more

Ryanair recognises cabin crew union in UK Update

first_imgRyanair has begun to recognise union representation of its cabin crews Explore further Just a week after recognising cabin crew unions in Italy, Ryanair said in a statement that it had “signed its second cabin crew union recognition agreement with Unite the Union, who will now be the representative body for Ryanair directly employed cabin crew in the UK.” Already on June 6, it agreed that the unions, ANPAC and ANPAV, could represent its cabin staff in Italy. “This cabin crew recognition agreement follows extensive negotiations with Unite the Union and covers the UK market, which accounts for approximately 25 percent of Ryanair’s fleet,” the statement said.With Ryanair being forced to cancel 20,000 flights between last September and March because of pilot shortages and amid long-standing grievances over pay, the airline has finally begun a process of recognising union representation of its staff. Ryanair recognised union representation for its pilots in both Britain and Italy earlier this year. Human resources chief Eddie Wilson said that the latest cabin crew agreement “is a further sign of the progress Ryanair is making with trade unions since our December 2017 decision to recognise them. “We hope to announce further agreements over the coming weeks, in those countries where unions have approached these negotiations in a practical and positive manner.”However, the two sides were making “less progress in some smaller countries where minor issues —such as days off for union officials—are unnecessarily delaying agreements.” Ryanair recognises cabin crew unions for first time Citation: Ryanair recognises cabin crew union in UK (Update) (2018, June 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-ryanair-recognises-cabin-crew-union.htmlcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP Low-cost airline Ryanair said Monday it has formally recognised representation by a union of its cabin crew in Britain.last_img read more

Brussels backs efforts to save EU digital tax proposal

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. France, backed by EU-presidency holder Austria, has been urging European Union partners to impose a new tax to ensure that global tech platforms like Facebook and Google pay their fair share Citation: Brussels backs efforts to save EU digital tax proposal (2018, November 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-brussels-efforts-eu-digital-tax.html France races to save EU digital tax proposalcenter_img © 2018 AFP The European Commission on Wednesday urged backers of an EU-wide tax on high-tech giants to keep pushing the proposal, which has stalled due to opposition from Ireland and Nordic countries. France, backed by EU-presidency holder Austria, has been urging European Union partners to impose a new tax to ensure that global tech platforms like Facebook and Google pay their fair share.Paris argues the measure would be a vote-winning accomplishment for mainstream EU politicians before the European Parliament elections next May, in which anti-Brussels populists could do well.”When it comes to taxation you need to push to make it happen. For me personally it’s a very important proposal,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told a news conference at the Web Summit, a annual teach gathering, in Lisbon.”I do hope that the Austrians will keep the pressure to make this happen,” she said.Digital firms pay on average just 9 percent in “effective taxation”, compared to an average of 23 percent for other firms, Europe’s antitrust chief said.”When in a technological revolution, if it’s not to be a wild west, you must be willing to regulate it,” said Vestager.The French government had wanted a tax proposal by the end of the year but on Tuesday Paris agreed to put off its implementation until 2020 to give more time to get opponents on side.European tax rules require unanimous backing by all European Union members.Ireland, which hosts the European headquarters of several US tech giants, leads a small group of otherwise mostly Nordic countries that argue the tax will also punish European companies and stoke Washington’s anger.last_img read more

Rajasthan RSS shakha attacked in Bundi two held

first_img Asian News International BundiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:57 IST Clash erupted between two groups during an ongoing session at an RSS shakha. (Screengrab from ANI video)Two persons were arrested for allegedly attacking a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) shakha (camp) here in Bundi district, police said on Friday. On July 10, an RSS shakha was organised in a park, where a clash erupted between some people and RSS volunteers over some issue, which is not clear yet, police said.According to the Sangh, some young boys, who participated in the event, sustained injuries in the incident as they were beaten up by a mob.Soon after receiving information, the police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the situation. Police arrested two persons after RSS volunteers demanded strict action against the accused.”It is not an old matter. We used to organise our sessions in this park. On Wednesday evening, people from Muslim community opposed the session and started using abusive language for us. When we asked them to move away, they began fighting with us. A few of them also beat up our children,” an RSS volunteer said”We have filed a complaint with police and they assured us that strict action would be taken against the accused. However, they were given bail later and we are not happy with the probe,” he said.Meanwhile, Bundi Superintendent of Police said that they have set up a team who is patrolling the park. He said two persons have been arrested in the case and they are being interrogated by the police.”We are investigating the matter. It was not a serious case, an altercation took place between RSS volunteers and some Muslims. If anyone found guilty, we will surely arrest them,’ he said.Also Read | RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma dies after militant attackAlso Read | RSS’s role in nation-building’ part of Maharashtra varsity syllabusFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Next Rajasthan: RSS shakha attacked in Bundi, two heldOn July 10, an RSS shakha was organised in a park, where a clash erupted between some people and RSS volunteers over some issue, which is not clear yet, police said. advertisementlast_img read more