Hima Das made India proud on Thursday when she clinched a historic gold medal at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Finland. The 18-year-old Hima became the toast of the nation with her triumph and topped Twitter trends in India. #HimaDas garnered nearly 27000 tweets recorded by 12.08 PM IST on Friday.Her brilliant run at the 400m final in the athletics event helped her upstage Indian cricket team’s dominant performance over England in the first ODI at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Immediately after her triumph, she was the top trend on Twitter. Hours later, she continued to hold second spotTributes poured in from all quarters from Prime Minister’s office to sports fraternity to film industry praising Hima’s success.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, cricket legend Virender Sehwag, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan were among the top names in India celebrating Hima’s historic win in Finland. Hima Das: Love for speed helps Assam teenager defy the odds on the tracksHima clocked 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium. Andrea Miklos of Romania took silver with a personal best time of 52.07 seconds while Taylor Manson of the United States finished third after clocking 52.28 seconds.Virender Sehwag, Amitabh Bachchan doff their hats to Hima Das: So proud of youHima became India’s first ever track gold medal winner at the Under-20 IAAF world athletics event.She joined the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort. The previous medal winners at the World Junior Championships were Seema Punia (bronze in discus in 2002) and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (bronze in discus in 2014).advertisementHima Das reacts after historic 400m gold: Thank you for the support, IndiaDas was the favourite to win gold as she is the U-20 season leader in this quarter-mile event. Her rise has been nothing less than meteoric as she took up serious running only last year.Das had earlier clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April.World U20 Championships: Hima Das wins India’s first ever gold in track eventSince then, she has gone on to improve her timings. She lowered the Indian U-20 record in 400m to 51.13 seconds while winning gold in the recent National Inter State Championships in Guwahati.(With inputs from Agencies)
Story Highlights By February, March people will be having possession of some of the houses The Bernard Lodge Estates Development will comprise 1,584 housing solutions Home owners could be moving into their new units at the Bernard Lodge Estate Development in St. Catherine by March next year.Minister with responsibility for Housing, Dr. the Hon. Morais Guy has disclosed that the final engineering works are being done, and the infrastructure is being developed for the first two phases of the development.“Very shortly the units will be put down. One of the sub-contractors in the project is already building the units to move them on site so as soon as that is ready some of those units will be there. We are hoping that by February, March people will be having possession of some of the houses,” Minister Guy disclosed, while speaking to journalists during an open house day for the Bernard Lodge Estates Development at the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Caledonia Avenue offices in Kingston on Wednesday, August 14.He noted that in addition to the houses, the area will be able to accommodate facilities, which will enable it to become a complete development.“We have space for commercial activities, we have a police station, we have allocated land for a basic school, for primary and a secondary complex…We want to assure our potential clients and all our customers…that if you invest or buy into one of our schemes, you are not just buying into a house, you are buying into a complete development,” he added.Located in St. Catherine, the Bernard Lodge Estates development is approximately five minutes drive from Spanish Town Square. It is bounded by Highway 2000 to the South, in the vicinity of Lime Tree Grove, Quarry Hill and March Pen Road.The Bernard Lodge Estates Development will comprise 1, 584 housing solutions, which will be built in five phases. The development comprises studios and one-bedroom units.Each studio unit will measure 267 square feet and one bedroom units will be 370 square feet. The average lot size will be 3,300 square feet.They will be expandable and will be outfitted with laminate countertops, stainless steel kitchen sinks, UPVC French windows and slab roofs.Phases three, four, and five, are slated for completion by mid-2016. Infrastructure being developed for the first two phases of the development
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed all his cabinet ministers to begin immediate implementation of seven-point action plan to combat high-level of air pollution during winters, sources said. He directed Health Minister Satyendar Jain to take immediate steps to begin the process of procuring ‘best quality’ N-95 anti-pollution masks, they said. The odd-even road rationing scheme will come into effect in the national capital from November 4 to 15. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKejriwal had announced this last week among a slew of other measures to combat high-level of air pollution caused due to stubble burning in neighbouring states during winters. “There should be no compromise in the procurement of ‘best quality’ N-95 anti-pollution masks. Health of Dehiiites during the critical season will be given priority,” the sources quoted Kejriwal as saying in directive to Jain. On September 13, the chief minister had said his government would make large-scale procurement of around 50-60 lakh N-95 anti-pollution masks which would be distributed among the people in October before the spike in air pollution in next month due to parali burning. The seven-point action plan also includes mass mechanised sweeping and water sprinkling on roads, tree plantation, and special plans for 12 pollution hotspots in Delhi. The Delhi government would hold a mega laser show on the eve of Diwali and appeal to the people to follow the ban on bursting of crackers on the festival, Kejriwal had said.
By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsCanada’s most recent positioning during UN debates on indigenous peoples rights has left one of the main players with the commission delving into the dark history of residential schools wondering if he can ever reconcile with this country.Truth and Reconciliation Commission Commissioner Willie Littlechild said Canada recently argued that the collective rights of indigenous peoples were not human rights. He said Canada made the argument during debates last week at the UN Human Rights Council.“When a state takes the floor and attacks indigenous rights and freedoms in that way by using a tactic that is old…to bring that back again, is a giant step backward,” said Littlechild, who attended the sessions in Geneva. “For me, as a commissioner and a former student, to tell me to reconcile with someone who keeps doing that, that is a very difficult proposition.”The debate centred on a single letter in a “pro forma and procedural” resolution, according to another observer.The resolution was aimed at extending the three-year mandate of an UN official tasked with monitoring and investigating indigenous rights issues across the world, said Alberto Saldamando, general counsel for the International Indian Treaty Council.Canada objected to an amendment to place an “s” at the end of the word people in a resolution, which described the official as the “Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people,” said Saldamando, in an interview from San Francisco.Saldamando, who was present during the informal debate, said that Canada, along with the U.S., Poland, Sweden, the U.K., and Russia, objected to the “s” because they believed it crossed the line into equating human rights with collective rights.“It was Canada’s contention…that collective rights are not human rights,” said Saldamando. “They felt that any reference to human rights and fundamental freedoms (should) only refer to the individual rights of people and not the collective rights of peoples as human rights.”Saldamando said Canada’s argument is an old one and casts doubt on the authenticity of its declared intentions to support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The Stephen Harper government switched their opposition and promised in this year’s Speech from the Throne give a qualified endorsement to the declaration. Former Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said the change of heart was prompted by the amount of grief they received from First Nations leaders across the country on the issue.Littlechild said it appears the Canadian government didn’t really have a change of heart. Littlechild said he viewed Canada’s most recent argument as a direct “attack” on the country’s indigenous peoples.“The Canadian delegation was taking the position to deny that we are humans,” said Littlechild, during a teleconference with reporters Tuesday afternoon. “I will challenge anyone who tries to deny those rights, at any level, any forum…We have, for example, sacred ceremonies we do in our own cultures, our own languages, that we believe are fundamental rights and we see that as a direct attack to those kinds of beliefs we hold as indigenous peoples.”Littlechild said the experience in Geneva prompted him to take Canada to task during an appearance before a Senate committee for not signing the UN declaration.The Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples invited the three commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to testify on the progress of reconciliation since the 2008 residential school apology.Littlechild told Senators that Canada’s refusal to endorse the declaration was hindering reconciliation.“How can we as a country…keep denying that there are rights that exist for indigenous people?” said Littlechild, during the hearing Tuesday morning.He was criticized by Conservative Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, a close advisor to Harper, who suggested they should instead stick to domestic issues.“I would hope that energies, monies, funding, are not being devoted to an international effort when we need every ounce of energy focused (on the TRC),” said Stewart Olsen.Littlechild later said Stewart Olsen went a bit far in her criticism.“It is very difficult for me as a former student to witness what I saw last week…and it caused me to say what I did,” said Littlechild. “It challenges the integrity of the independence of the commission when we are told we can’t do things in a certain way by anyone. I think we need to safeguard our independence as well.”Saldamando said that after much debate among indigenous representatives they decided to support a watered-down resolution describing the UN official as a” Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.”Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon’s office said they were looking into the email@example.com
18 July 2011The United Nations today marked the second annual Nelson Mandela International Day with a series of events dedicated to public service, as well as speeches, exhibitions and film screenings in recognition of the former South African president’s contributions as a human rights defender, freedom fighter and peacemaker. In New York, diplomats and UN staff gathered in Central Park to paint benches as part of the “Take Action! Inspire Change” campaign by the Mandela Foundation, which has exhorted people across the world to pledge “67 minutes of service” today in recognition of Mr. Mandela’s 67 years of selfless public service.An exhibition where visitors can learn about Mr. Mandela through a range of video and audio materials also opened at UN Headquarters.In Sudan’s troubled region of Darfur, the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) organized an event in a local girls’ school in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, where soldiers in the mission delivered school materials, planted trees, repainted walls and sang.The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and the country’s Association for Historical Dialogue and Research marked the Day with the screening of the 2009 movie Invictus, which tells the story of South Africa during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which it hosted the year after Mr. Mandela became the country’s president.Anti-apartheid activist Gay McDougall, who is now the UN Independent Expert for Minorities, was with Mr. Mandela when he voted for the first time in his life in 1994.“I think it [Nelson Mandela International Day] is an annual opportunity for people to celebrate – to remind themselves to celebrate and recommit themselves to the kind of principled dedication to equality that Nelson Mandela represents for all of us,” she told UN Radio.David Dinkins, the former mayor of New York, who facilitated Mr. Mandela’s first official visit to the United States in 1990, said the most interesting thing about the South Africa was “his total absence of bitterness. One can only imagine what he has been through, what he has witnessed, and yet he is as gentle as can be, which is not to be mistaken for any softness.”“Because of what Nelson Mandela has done I maintain it demonstrates that one day there will be peace in the Middle East and in Northern Ireland,” he told UN Radio.
Highlights at the close Friday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,027.16, down 50.84 pointsDow — 21,414.34, up 94.30 pointsS&P 500– 2,425.18, up 15.43 pointsNasdaq — 6,153.08, up 63.62 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 77.60 cents US, up 0.36 of a centPound — C$1.6603, down 1.70 centsEuro — C$1.4692, down 0.75 of a centEuro — US$1.1401, down 0.06 of a centOil futures:US$44.23, down $1.29(August contract)Gold futures:US$1,209.70 per oz., down $13.60(August contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:Unavailable from source.(Thursday: CAD$21.462 per oz.; $690.00 per kg.)
by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 29, 2013 5:51 pm MDT CALGARY – Alberta’s energy regulator is investigating another pipeline leak of waste water.Apache Canada Ltd. reported one of its operator’s discovered the leak on Oct. 25 at its Shekilie field northwest of Zama City and the line was immediately shut in.The company also says an investigation found the leak began on Oct. 3 and the amount of waste water that leaked was about 1.8 million litres.Waste water that is extracted during oil and natural gas operations contains oil, salt and other minerals.Darin Barter of Alberta Energy Regulator confirms Apache reported the leak on Oct. 25 and says the agency won’t be able to confirm the amount that spilled until it completes its investigation.Apache also says it has revised the volume of waste water that spilled from its pipeline in the same area in May to 15.4 million litres, up from its original report of 9.5 million litres.In a news release dated Oct. 18, Apache it has determined that the pipeline started leaking on May 5, but it wasn’t discovered to be leaking until June 1.Apache says the cause of the pipeline failure was stress corrosion cracking.It says it was “installing real-time monitoring with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) to the existing four water injection systems across Apache’s Zama operations area.” Apache has another leak of produced water near Zama City, Alberta AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
A teenage boy has died at Reading Festival.The 17-year-old’s death is being treated as unexplained, Thames Valley Police said.He was pronounced dead after emergency services were called to a tent in the campsite at the popular music festival shortly before 2am on Monday.The teenager has not been formally identified but his next of kin have been informed.Superintendent Rory Freeman, the festival’s police commander, reassured others attending the event that there is “no cause for concern”.He added: “We will continue to provide support to the boy’s family at this difficult time.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
← Previous Story First IHF Global Coaching Clinic in Bahrain and Qatar Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 21): RNL “step back draw” with Wetzlar! Slovakia didn’t make a success at the World Championship in Sweden, but still, in the club handball, they have one competitive team for the European level. That is Tatran Presov, who dominantly won the 33rd Cup Final edition over MŠK Hlohovec 30:23.Tatran Prešov – MŠK Hlohovec 30:23 (13:8)Prešov: Krupa, Popčák – Marušák, Michal Urban 3, D. Krok, Krištopans 3, Babjak 5, Radčenko 3, Tumidalský 1, Mikéci 2, Menkovič 2, Pekár 1, Antl 7/1, Dudáš 3Hlohovec: Olejár, Kašťák – Bočkay 1, Trandžík 3, Salvata 2, Štefanisko 1, Miženko 1, Kasagranda 3, Čermák, Vlčko, Peťko 3, Strapko 1, S. Mažár 4/1, F. Zaťko 4 Slovakian handballTatran Presov handball
Share Tweet Email By Ruaidhrí Giblin Image: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie Updated Apr 25th 2019, 4:45 PM THE JURY IN the trial of a 50-year-old farmer charged with murdering his alleged love rival, and hiding his body in an underground tank, will resume their deliberations tomorrow morning.Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ going by the name Mr Moonlight.Ryan went missing on June 3rd, 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am. His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary 22 months later in April 2013.The prosecution claims that Quirke murdered Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Lowry (52), while the defence contends the prosecution has failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, and must acquit.The jury of six men and six women have been deliberating for seven hours and 23 minutes so far and will resume again tomorrow morning at 11am.The two verdicts open to the jury are: guilty of murder or, alternatively, not guilty.A short time into their deliberations on Tuesday, the jury sought all of Quirke’s interviews with gardaí as well as phone records, which were handed in.In her charge to the jury on Tuesday, Justice Eileen Creedon told them that they must not by influenced by emotion, sympathy, anger or disgust, and must treat circumstantial evidence against the accused with care.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. Thursday 25 Apr 2019, 4:45 PM Apr 25th 2019, 2:23 PM https://jrnl.ie/4606500 Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan. Patrick Quirke Image: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie 17,257 Views Patrick Quirke No Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Word Lens, une application mobile pour traduire en temps réelLa réalité augmentée n’a de cesse d’être développée et elle semble envahir peu à peu la vie quotidienne. Certaines explorations donnent à voir l’environnement familier sous de nouvelles perspectives.Le software Word Lens mise sur cette tendance et permet de traduire directement du texte tant sur les panneaux d’indications ou publicitaires que du texte courant. Une application intéressante, car généralement pour traduire des indications dans un pays étranger, il faut se pencher sur son guide touristique ou son dictionnaire de poche. Si désormais on les retrouve sous format électronique compatible avec les smartphones, il reste toujours à entrer manuellement les termes ou les photographier puis les faire passer par un logiciel de reconnaissance.À lire aussiGoogle : bientôt un smartphone capable de traduire instantanément la conversation ?Le coup de génie de Word Lens : éviter tout ce long processus fastidieux en traitant instantanément le texte perçu via l’appareil photo du smartphone dans la langue désirée. Il suffit alors de démarrer l’application, viser le texte que l’on veut traduire et celui-ci est aussitôt inclus dans l’image captée sur l’écran. Une première version de Word Lens est déjà disponible sur l’iOS gratuitement mais pour le moment le seul dictionnaire proposé dispose d’une fonction “Reverse” qui permet d’inverser l’ordre des lettres des mots perçus par l’iPhone et un mode “Erase” qui peut faire disparaître du texte. Néanmoins les dictionnaires Anglais – Espagnol et Espagnol – Anglais sont téléchargeables au prix de 3,99 euros.Comment ça marche ? Découvrez Word Lens en vidéo sur Maxisciences. Le 17 décembre 2010 à 17:13 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facial recognition, especially when combined with machine learning, has been one of the creepier developments in modern tech. And there’s no wonder why. Being able to simply walking around in society without machines tracking you and knowing immediately who you are is a right not too many of us thought about losing. But, now that law enforcement agencies are using them at the US-Mexico border, throughout airports, and in police departments, the backlash is building. It’s bad enough that Brian Brackeen, CEO of AI facial recognition startup Kairos, has penned an op-ed in TechCrunch warning against potential police abuse of the tech. The topic came up when bodycam manufacturer Axon wanted to partner with Kairos to explore the deployment of AI-powered facial recognition in police cams. But Brackeen declined, noting that “using commercial facial recognition in law enforcement is irresponsible and dangerous.One of the biggest problems is that facial recognition software is consistently far less accurate for those with darker skin. An issue Brackeen himself notes. “As the Black chief executive of a software company developing facial recognition services, I have a personal connection to the technology both culturally, and socially,” he said. “The problem is, existing software has not been exposed to enough images of people of color to be confidently relied upon to identify them. And misidentification could lead to wrongful conviction, or far worse.”For the time being, the technology just isn’t reliable enough to bet people’s lives or freedom on it. And, even if it was, law enforcement and government agencies don’t have a rosy history of respecting or even acknowledging the rights of others. “Any company in this space that willingly hands this software over to a government, be it America or another nation’s, is willfully endangering people’s lives,” Brackeen adds. “We need movement from the top of every single company in this space to put a stop to these kinds of sales.”For me, a good chunk of the fear also comes from the idea of machines and cameras everywhere, constantly monitoring my whereabouts. I don’t do anything shady, but I want to walk around without being observed and known about every second. It’s bad enough that Google started asking me (based on my GPS location) to start rating businesses I visited, but… oh boy. This is so much worse.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS Stay on target
Tuesday — 6,484 adult fall chinook, 2,007 jack chinook, 4,227 adult coho, 533 jack coho, 1,138 steelhead. Water temperature was 66.6 degrees. Streamflow was 77,400 cubic feet per second.
Now residents are concerned over the confusion it causes tourists due to it’s construction. Visitors sometimes mistake it for a frontage road. The Alaska Department of Transportation finished reconstruction of the Alyeska Highway Multi-use Pathway in 2017 in response to safety concerns from area residents. They say they’re afraid to use the pathway because tourists, especially in RV’s, drive on it when they confuse it for the main highway. Girdwood residents have expressed these safety concerns with DOT. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Fire Department took to social media to call out drivers in motorhomes choosing to commute on the local bike path vs. the designated roadway. Some Girdwood residents have expressed concern over safety on the newly constructed bike path along Alyeska Highway.
Yadagirigutta: In a bizarre incident, a mother who was displeased with her son’s studies complained to the police seeking their assistance. The incident took place in Yadagirigutta town on Tuesday.According to SI Ramesh, Gandamalla Manjula of Angadi Bazaar of Yadadgirigutta lost her husband five years ago. She decided to make her son, Lokesh (14), an officer and in this connection, she joined him Gurukul School in Medchel district. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us However, Lokesh, who was in Class 8, came from school five days ago and informed his mother that he was not interested in studies and would not go back to school. Worried Manjula to frighten her son called the police on helpline number 100 on Tuesday. Responding to the call, the Yadagirigutta local police invited both the mother and the son to the police station and gave counseling. Police advised Lokesh to study well to realise the dreams of his mother and to reach greater heights in his life.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday slammed Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that BNP will get split due to its internal conflict, reports UNB. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, “Obaidul Quader is now very concerned over BNP as he is saying it may face split or meet the fate of Muslim League.””His affection for BNP is very strange,” he added. Rizvi claimed that there is no division within BNP as the party’s all leaders and activists remain united under the leadership of its chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairman Tarique Rahman. He said it is Awami League which has internally collapsed and weakened and with the divisions of different groups and streams. “That’s why the party couldn’t dare to hold a fair election depending on its leaders and activists. The party instead stuffed ballots in the dark of night using police.”The BNP leader warned that Awami League will not find any one to light a lamp at its office when it will lose the power of police.
Last year Alfonso Ribeiro filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for including his famous “Carlton Dance” from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a lucrative dance emote in Fortnite. However, the US Copyright Office doesn’t believe he has a case, calling the choreography too simple to patent. Still, whether or not it’s legal, the question over the ethics of Fortnite’s exploitation of Black art remains.Before we talk about this latest piece of Fortnite news I just want to take this opportunity to share this very important and relevant tweet from Chance the Rapper earlier this year.Please take a look.AdChoices广告Fortnite should put the actual rap songs behind the dances that make so much money as Emotes. Black creatives created and popularized these dances but never monetized them. Imagine the money people are spending on these Emotes being shared with the artists that made them— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 13, 2018Since Fortnite started making more money than you could possibly imagine basically much every day, Epic has been spending it pretty charitably as far as huge companies go. Most notably, they opened the Epic Games Store giving developers a much more generous cut compared to Steam. However, so far none of that Fortnite money has willingly gone to the originators of its beloved dances. So now those dancers are using the courts, the ultimate battle royale, to make some moolah from their moves.Alfonso Ribeiro you may remember as Carlton Banks from famous Will Smith joint The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And if you remember Carlton you probably remember his in/famous swaggy nerdy Carlton dance, itself inspired by steps from Eddie Murphy and Bruce Springsteen. When you think of that dance though, you think of Carlton, even if the performer is some generic Fortnite character. However, Ribeiro did not give his permission for Epic Games (or NBA 2K for that matter) to use his dance, and so now he’s filing a lawsuit.And he’s not the only one. Ribeiro joins rapper 2 Milly and viral internet star (?) Backpack Kid in taking on the biggest game in the world for profiting off of their dances. Although Backpack Kid’s sense of ownership over the “flossing” dance is much more questionable. Also, while Epic did get permission for Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence for Turk’s Poison dance, actor Donald Faison says the moves were still “jacked.” And again, to take it back to Chance, the whole trend of big corporations exploiting popular Black art without supporting Black people is pretty gross. It’s not like Fortnite is broke.For more on Fortnite, watch us get coached by a pro player, pour one out for the Infinity Blade, and check out the chill new creative mode. Stay on target Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsSwatting Attack Targets Fortnite World Champion
5 min read FanDuel is fantasy sports on steroids: bigger, stronger, faster. The New York City-based startup benches the familiar season-long league model embraced by millions of fantasy enthusiasts in favor of more lucrative daily and weekly competitions—a model perfectly attuned to the ADD-addled sensibilities of the Millennial generation. Here’s how FanDuel works: Like with fantasy football, baseball and basketball games hosted by ESPN, Yahoo and other brands, players assemble virtual teams of real-world sports stars. Gamers accumulate points based on how the players fare, determined by statistical measures like touchdowns, field goals and passing yards. In traditional fantasy leagues, contestants draft their teams before the pro season, maintaining the same core roster for months. But FanDuel games last just one day or one week; on any given day, entrants can build new lineups based on whose performance is peaking or plummeting. FanDuel also offers gamers the choice of joining an existing league or creating their own. From there, they select an entry fee (up to $5,000) and the number of games or teams they wish to play. If their roster generates more points than their rivals on that day or week, they win all the money in the pot, minus FanDuel’s average 9 percent cut.Six years into its run, FanDuel is outdueling rivals like DraftKings and Draft, claiming an 80 percent market share of daily fantasy sports and boasting more than 1 million paid active users—numbers that in 2014 translated to $622 million in entry fees and cash payouts in excess of $564 million. FanDuel expects to pay out more than $1 billion this year, corresponding to roughly $100 million in revenue. “When you ask players what they look for, they always say they want the biggest prize pool, the most opponent variety and the most game variety,” says FanDuel co-founder and CEO Nigel Eccles. “Because we’re the biggest, we can give them what they want.” The Northern Ireland-born Eccles, along with his four co-founders, conceived FanDuel in 2009, capitalizing on language in the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act that banned poker and sports-betting websites but exempted fantasy sports by declaring them games of skill, rather than games of chance. At the time of FanDuel’s 2009 launch, an estimated 28 million adults played fantasy sports, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Fast-forward to 2015, and 41 million North Americans are playing. Gaming industry analyst Eilers Research expects fantasy players to spend $2.6 billion on entry fees this year, up from $971 million just a year ago. Credit FanDuel for helping expand the gamer ranks. “About 60 percent of our users are under the age of 35,” Eccles says. “Most fantasy sports players average in their early to mid-40s.”FanDuel is even driving attention to real-life sports. Football has long reigned supreme over fantasy gaming, but the NFL’s regular season spans just 17 weeks each autumn/winter. The FanDuel formula best complements Major League Baseball’s 162-game season and the NBA’s 82-game season, with games every day of the week. “When fantasy football season goes out in January, our players get engaged in the NBA,” Eccles says. “Before FanDuel, players were watching four basketball games a week. After FanDuel, it’s seven. They’re also watching games longer.” The leagues are taking notice. This fall, FanDuel inked a multiyear deal with the NBA, introducing a one-day fantasy contest promoted via ABC, ESPN and TNT. The deal gives the NBA an undisclosed equity stake in FanDuel, which has raised $88 million in venture funding. “All the sports leagues are concerned about getting younger consumers, and when they look at us, they see something that can transform the live sports experience,” Eccles says. “It’s not about the playoffs or the Super Bowl. We’re driving people to watch the day-to-day, regular in-season games. We’re driving attention when fan interest is at its lowest.” More recreation brillianceThe Axe Bat from Baden Sports has an angled knob, oval-shaped handle, flush backside and barrel engineered for one-sided hitting (kind of like a golf club). Last year the bat was approved for use at all levels of amateur and pro baseball.Soundwall’s painted canvases and photographic prints do double duty as speakers that can connect to mobile devices or stream wirelessly; the artworks can also come pre-loaded with exclusive recordings that correlate to the image. Pack it in the trunk of your car, check it on a flight or hike with it—the Oru Kayak folds neatly into a compact box for easy transport and storage. For $25 a month, subscribers to Jukely get access to as many concerts as they like (the service currently offers hundreds of shows a month) across several major cities. Concert Window allows musicians to broadcast to fans worldwide by streaming live concerts online, then pays artists 70 percent of the revenue the very next day. A social media network just for sports fans, Fancred allows users to create profiles declaring their team allegiances. During game day, media feeds turn into a virtual stadium. For a monthly fee of $9.95, Oyster, the Netflix for e-books, invites users to peruse more than 1 million titles. Tinybop’s gorgeously produced apps for kids explore subjects such as the human body and botany. “The Robot Factory” lets them create fantastical robots complete with sound effects.Access to expensive outdoor equipment just got more affordable: Spinlister enables people to rent out their snowboards, skis, surfboards and bikes directly to others when not in use. This story appears in the June 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now May 26, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
Microsoft is taking another big step toward its eventual goal of getting rid of passwords once and for all. Set for 2020, the next major update to Windows 10 will let you enable a completely passwordless sign-in for all Microsoft accounts on a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop, The Verge reports. Microsoft already lets you log in to Microsoft Accounts without a password, but now it will be going a step further by removing the username and password options from the system login screen if users choose to go passwordless. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-10-password-less-login?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The password-killing feature is currently being rolled out to a “small portion” of Windows Insiders as part of the Preview Build 18936. To use it, Insiders simply need to go to Settings, then Accounts and switch “Make your device passwordless” to “On” in the “Sign-in options” menu. Faster, more secure sign-in is especially crucial for businesses, which is why Microsoft is also expanding the passwordless feature to enterprise users through Azure Active Directory, a cloud-based identity and access management system. Microsoft has campaigned for several months to rid the internet of passwords, which it argues are inefficient and less secure than modern authentication techniques. The introduction of Windows Hello in Windows 10 has been a catalyst in getting laptop makers to include alternative sign-in technology, such as face recognition and fingerprint readers, in their devices. Microsoft envisions a future in which Windows 10 customers sign into all of their accounts — whether social media, banking or email — using Windows Hello. As The Verge reports, Microsoft even believes a four-number PIN is more secure than a password because it is stored on the device, not online. More specifically, a private key is kept on a TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, a secure chip found in most business notebooks and desktops.Other sign-in options Microsoft offers include the Microsoft Authenticator Android or iOS app, which asks users to simply accept a login request. More recently, Microsoft has added the option to set up and log into a Windows 10 PC using just a phone number. Removing the password option in Windows 10 for users with Windows Hello is a significant move for Microsoft, a company that has repeatedly declared war on the traditional way of logging into accounts. With more and more laptops shipping with alternative sign-in methods, most users will be able to enjoy the benefits of a passwordless Windows 10. Let’s just hope those modern authentication methods trickle down to less expensive laptops, so more people can have a faster, more secure future when logging into their accounts. How to Set Up Windows Hello Fingerprint Login Author Bio Phillip Tracy, Phillip Tracy, Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement
Windows 10 RTM support ends May 9, 2017 by Martin Brinkmann on April 14, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 17 commentsMicrosoft announced that support for the Windows 10 RTM version, the first retail version of Windows 10, will end on May 9, 2017.The company had plans to shut down support for Windows 10 RTM on March 26, 2017 initially, but extended the period to May 9, 2017 instead.Windows 10 uses a different support model as older versions of the operating system such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.In previous versions of Windows, the end of support date was always the end of life of the operating system. A release of a service pack for an older version of Windows, the last was released for Windows 7, would mark the beginning of the end of support for systems without that service pack.Microsoft switched to a servicing model in Windows 10 instead. Support on Windows 10 is determined by the Current Branch for Business.Basically, there are three servicing options that Microsoft maintains:Current Branch (CB) — for all editions of Windows 10.Current Branch for Business (CBB) — only for professional editions of Windows 10.Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) — long term support, only for EnterpriseThe core difference between Current Branch and Current Branch for Business is that updates are released to Current Branch devices as soon as they are available, but delayed for about four months before made available to Current Branch for Business systems.Microsoft will always support the two latest Current Branch for Business releases. Whenever a new edition of Windows 10 is made a Current Branch for Business release — this happens four months after initial release — the grace period for the oldest Current Branch for Business version begins.In the case of Windows 10 RTM, both the November Update (version 1511) and Anniversary Update (version 1607) of Windows 10 are Current Branch for Business versions. The promotion of the Anniversary Update version to CBB started the support grace period for Windows 10 RTM.The same will happen when the Windows 10 Creators Update is promoted to the CBB channel. This will happen in August, and about two months later, Windows 10 version 1511 will reach end of life.You may say that this is similar to support changed when Microsoft released Service Packs for older versions of Windows. This is true to a degree, but there are a couple of differences.First, the support period is shorter on Windows 10. Non-Service Pack versions of Windows were supported for about 2 years after the release of the Service Pack. On Windows 10, the support period for any version is about 18 months.Probably the biggest difference to before is that feature updates are released at a much higher pace than Service Packs. Microsoft released three feature updates so far since July 2015 for Windows 10. The next feature update will be released at the end of 2017, making it four feature updates in about 2 years.Another difference is that Microsoft made it a lot harder to block updates on Windows 10. Most Windows 10 machines are no longer on the RTM version, unless the system administrator changed system settings to block updates from being deployed on it.The faster release scheme makes it difficult for Enterprise customers who don’t run the LTSB to keep up. This year will be especially taxing for IT departments as Microsoft plans to release two feature upgrades (the first was the Creators Update).Check your Windows versionTo find out which version of Windows is installed on your computer, do the following:Tap on the Windows-key.Type winver.Hit the Enter-key.The About Windows window should load. It lists the version of the operating system right in the second line. Compare the version to the list below.1507 — Initial version of Windows 10.1511 — The November Update.1607 — The Anniversary Update.1703 — The Creators UpdateNow You: What’s your take on the faster update cycle?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 RTM support ends May 9, 2017DescriptionMicrosoft announced that support for the Windows 10 RTM version, the first retail version of Windows 10, will end on May 9, 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement