The Unintended Consequences of Consumer Devices at Work

first_imgWorkers may believe that the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend makes them more efficient and productive, but what are the unintended consequences of utilizing consumer devices and apps as enterprise work tools? Unlike PCs, most smart phones and tablets on the market today are intended mainly for personal use. Many of the handy applications and features on consumer devices weren’t created with enterprise use in mind, and may actually expose the organization to risk.Speech recognition features are a good example to consider. Apple introduced its own “Siri” conversational interaction app for the iPhone 4S in October 2011, supporting applications such as messaging, calendar, clock, contacts, email, maps, music, notes and web browser, and causing an immediate stir. But what most users didn’t understand was that the lion’s share of Siri processing was being conducted in Apple data centers.This resulted in unexpected data plan charges for many unhappy users, requiring fast footwork by Apple to more clearly explain Siri’s complex computational model. In May of 2012, another PR fire broke out when IBM banned employees from using Siri after discovering that Apple routinely stores Siri users’ voice data for an undisclosed period (the company has since revealed that it keeps that information for up to two years). After Apple refused to answer questions about this policy and how the data would be secured, IBM pulled Siri’s plug.In contrast, the integrated speech recognition features planned for devices based on Intel’s “Haswell” processors will occur entirely in-system, allowing end users and their employers to manage voice-enabled applications and data in compliance with specific corporate and security policies. In addition, hundreds of developers have downloaded Intel’s Perceptual Computing SDK with the likely result that Haswell-based systems will have access to a host of innovative speech-based apps and services. For more information on BYOD’s affect on enterprise collaboration, please see Part 1 of this BYOD blog series.For a full report on this topic, please see the attached whitepaper. This whitepaper originally appeared as a post by Charles King on pund-it.com.For more conversations about IT Center and BYOD, click on the Hashtags below:#ITCenterOpens in a new window #BYODlast_img read more

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Ocean Probe Lost at Sea

first_imgAn accomplished deep-sea exploration robot met a mysterious and watery end while scoping the sea floor off the coast of Chile early last Friday morning, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced yesterday. The Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE) had reached a depth of 3 kilometers in the first stages of its 222nd dive when the team on board the research vessel Melville lost contact. Because ABE has several emergency backup systems in case of mishap, the researchers assume that something catastrophic, such as the implosion of one of ABE’s glass buoyancy balls, must have befallen the robot. The robot, which had pioneered the field of remote deep-sea exploration and found the first hydrothermal vents in the south Atlantic and southwest Indian oceans, was on a mission to study the Chile Triple Junction, where a mid-ocean ridge is being pushed beneath South America.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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I’m more than just a hard-hitting batsman: David Miller

first_imgEven as David Miller comes back in the hut after a tiring net session, team mate Mitchell Johnson gives him a friendly pat and greets, “Killer Miller, how are you?” Miller doesn’t know if it’s a compliment or casual ribbing coming from a man who is Killer in his own ways with the ball in hand.”This one’s stayed the longest with me so seems to have fitted in. People seem to like it, so who am I to mind,” he reacts in a resigned tone over his cricketing nick name, ‘Killer Miller’, in this interview with Headlines Today. Professional sportsmen know it well. The best of sobriquets feel good when on song, work as a burden when off colour.The Proteas’ hard hitter in the middle order is now four seasons old but is still characterised by two innings – his 38 ball IPL hundred in 2013 and the century in this year’s World Cup against Zimbabwe when the batting was under serious pressure.Even though T20 cricket is the most rewarding format in the game financially, the quest to be called a complete cricketer matters as much to everyone. Even though sending the white leather ball out of the park may seem as a macho thing to do, even a Miller wants to prove that he can also graft. “In the past two years I have been trying to prove that while I love hitting the ball and clearing the ropes there’s a lot more to my cricket than just that. I have been working on hitting along the ground and rotating the strike,” he says.advertisementComing into bat after the Sehwag and Maxwell show for Kings XI, Miller puts in that extra effort in the nets to ensure his core strength doesn’t desert him. “The hitting ability has come naturally from an early age. But it’s something for which I have worked hard, it requires time and practice,” he explains his hard hitting prowess.The India IPL experience for Miller is not a big culture challenge any more. “I am from Durban. So the Indian food for one is something I am familiar with,” he says. The other incentive is learning ‘unmentionable hindi words’ from his Indian team mates, which may come in handy in an international against India.And unlike some of his Australian team mates, who are finding it tough to ring in their best game after a fulfilling World Cup win, for Miller, playing IPL immediately after, is better than dealing with World Cup wounds back home. “It was a bitter pill to swallow with the semis loss after giving so many months to the campaign. Look the World cup wasn’t the greatest of results but we have to take it on our chins.”The hustle and bustle of IPL is helping the healing process that bit faster.last_img read more

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New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 38 runs, clinch ODI series 2-1

first_imgKane Williamson struck a fluent 90 and Mitchell McClenaghan picked up three wickets to help New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 38 runs in the third One-Day International at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday and clinch the series 2-1.Put in to bat, the visitors scored 273/6 in 50 overs; in reply Zimbabwe were bowled out for 235 in 47.4 overs.Chasing a challenging score of 273, the hosts got off to a good start scoring at a healthy run rate. Openers Hamilton Masakadza (57) and Chamu Chibhabha (32) took the hosts close to the 100-run mark but their 97-run partnership halted in the 23rd over.Some tight bowling by the visitors forced Zimbabwe to commit errors while attempting big shots and they continued to lose wickets. Also read: We want to beat India for retiring Sangakkara, says Mathews The home side’s hopes lifted again when Sean Williams and Craig Ervine put on 45 runs for the fourth wicket. But Ervine’s dismissal in the 33rd over when he backed up too far only for bowler Ben Wheeler to effect a direct hit sent Zimbabwe towards a freefall. McClenaghan (3/36) and Sodhi (2/47) were the pick of the New Zealand bowlers.Earlier in the innings, New Zealand got off to a modest start, with their first fifty runs coming off 76 balls – their second slowest in ODIs against Zimbabwe since 2001.Also read: Warne, Ponting shocked by Australian collapse Although the Kiwis lost openers, Williamson along with Grant Elliott, helped New Zealand cross the 200-run mark. But their dismissals in successive overs nearly derailed the visitors. Their scoring, however, received a leg-up through some late hitting from James Neesham and Nathan McCullum, who raised 50 runs in 4.1 overs for an unbroken seventh-wicket stand. advertisementThey pushed the visitors’ score beyond 260, as New Zealand muscled 54 runs in the last five overs. Those strikes proved decisive in the end.Brief Scores: New Zealand 273/6 in 50 overs (Williamson 90, Guptill 42, Cremer 3/44) vs Zimbabwe 235 in 47.4 overs (Williams 63, Masakadza 57, McClenaghan 3/36).last_img read more

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Lalchhanhimi and Sathish win gold in weightlifting nationals

first_imgNagercoil (Tamil Nadu), Dec 28 (PTI) Lalchhanhimi and Sathish Kumar won gold medals on day three of the 32nd Senior National Weightlifting Championships here today. Lalchhanhimi topped in the 69kg womens category, lifting a total of 214kg. She managed 94kg in snatch and 120kg in clean and jerk. Punam Yadav (211kg) and Rakhi Halder (197)of Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) finished second and third respectively. Sathish won the mens 77kg gold with an overall lift of 317kg, three more than Ajay Singh and third-placed Papul Changmai, who lifted 313kg. PTI BS BSlast_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Gives Injury Update On Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-8. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan had arguably the best win of the Jim Harbaugh era today, with the Wolverines blowing out Penn State at home, but the team did receive some tough injury news following the win.Jim Harbaugh announced an injury update for Michigan backup quarterback Dylan McCaffrey.The Wolverines’ quarterback suffered a broken collarbone.Harbaugh says that Dylan McCaffrey suffered a broken collarbone in the game.— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) November 3, 2018McCaffrey, a former top recruit, will be out for an extended period. It’s the only major injury Michigan had during the game.Harbaugh: The only player i know is going to be out (for an extended period) is Dylan McCaffrey. He suffered a broken collarbone— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) November 3, 2018Michigan is set to host Rutgers in Ann Arbor, Michigan next weekend. The Wolverines improved to 8-1 with the win today.last_img read more

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India vs Australia 4th Test broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live Broadcast

first_imgIndia vs Australia 4th Test broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live BroadcastIndia vs Australia 4th Test Match, Sydney: India can make history of beating Australia in their home for the first time ever. India need just avoid defeat in Sydney to end 70 long years of fruitless attempts to win a Test series in Australiaadvertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 2, 2019UPDATED: January 2, 2019 17:26 IST India vs Australia 4th Test, Sydney: India are on the verge of creating history (AP Photo)The New Year’s test has more often than not been a sun-drenched celebration of Australian cricketing domination but this year it looms as a desperate scrap to prevent India from finally exerting their superiority Down Under.The last time a touring party turned up at the Sydney Cricket Ground with a Test series still up for grabs was in the 2010-2011 Ashes and, eight years on, there was a similar “fin de siecle” feeling about the place on Wednesday.Then, Australia had already relinquished the Ashes on home soil for the first time in a quarter of a century and their hopes of a series-levelling win were shattered by England’s rampant bowling attack in an innings and 83-run defeat.On Thursday, India will embark on a bid to end 70 long years of fruitless attempts to win a Test series in Australia from a similar position of strength, 2-1 up with one to play after a crushing victory in Melbourne.India’s fortunes have also been built on the back of disciplined pace bowling against fragile home batting and they take their advantage to the one ground in Australia which has traditionally favoured their strongest suit – spin bowling.What time does the 4th Test between India vs Australia start?4th Test starts at 5:00 AM IST on January 3, Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.What TV channel and live stream is the 4th Test between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in English commentary and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Sony Liv will live stream India vs Australia match.advertisementSony has acquired most of the rights of overseas cricket series and that is why they are the official broadcasters of India vs Australia series down under.Where will the 4th Test between India and Australia be played?The 4th Test between India and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney from 5:00 AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Australia 4th Test live?The match will be shown on Sony sports network and can also be streamed on SonyLIV.com. While the match is set to begin on 5:00 AM, Sony will start their pre-match show half an hour before the match as the experts discuss the series ahead of the toss and after it.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 4th Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | Virat Kohli says his men not motivated by history ahead of SCG TestAlso Read | Focus on performance not preserving record, says Tim PaineAlso Read | India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar TrophyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia BroadcastingFollow Sydney TestFollow India vs Australia Broadcasting ChannelsFollow Ind vs Auslast_img read more

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World has collective responsibility to eliminate racism Ban Kimoon says

In a message to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is celebrated today, Mr. Ban said next year’s formal review of actions taken since the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance adopted its Declaration and Programme of Action offered an opportunity to make important progress.“Racial discrimination is a concern to all peoples and countries,” he said. “This review process is an opportunity to engage in an inclusive and transparent manner on an issue that demands our urgent and close attention.“I call on all countries and civil society to make constructive use of the time between now and the formal review process to work out their differences so that we can seize this opening to boost our collective efforts to stamp out racism. This issue is too important; we cannot fail.”The Secretary-General noted that the General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day to honour the memory of the scores of peaceful protesters who were massacred on this day in 1960 in the South African township of Sharpeville as they demonstrated against the racist apartheid-era ‘pass laws.’“There has been significant progress since then, not least through the dismantling of the apartheid system. But racism continues to plague too many individuals, communities and societies the world over.” 21 March 2008Racism still hurts too many individuals and communities around the world, Secretary-Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on all countries and civil society groups to play their part in the fight to stamp out both racism and racial discrimination. read more

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Singapore clarifies its role in restructuring Sri Lankas Foreign Ministry

Singapore has clarified its role in restructuring Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry following a request put forward by Sri Lanka.Singapore will provide help to Sri Lanka as its Government undergoes restructuring, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday, Channel News Asia reported. In response to a media query, an MFA spokesperson said Singapore will offer capacity-building assistance for the restructuring of Sri Lanka’s foreign affairs ministry. “MFA hosted a two-day study visit in January 2016 for senior officials from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, covering areas such as planning, human resource and training,” said the spokesperson. Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan had agreed to Sri Lanka’s request for help in its restructuring plans during his counterpart Mangala Samaraweera’s introductory visit to the Republic last year, said MFA.“Singapore is prepared to offer further capacity-building assistance in relevant areas upon the Sri Lankan Government’s request,” the spokesperson added. (Colombo Gazette) However, the restructuring exercise and decisions taken will be entirely led by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the spokesperson added. read more

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Report says carbon emissions from airlines are growing fast

A new report says U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency.The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016 to 2018, overshadowing a 3% gain in fuel efficiency.The report’s authors say airlines could reduce emissions and fuel consumption more than 25% by buying newer planes and filling them with more passengers.Airlines have been buying new planes, but they usually keep planes for many years to hold down costs. New airliners can carry sticker prices of more than $100 million.The report ranks Frontier the most efficient among the 11 largest U.S. airlines because of new Airbus jets. JetBlue ranks last.The Associated Press read more

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Thailands name picked to set seating arrangement for General Assembly session

As a result of a drawing conducted by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Thailand will replace St. Kitts-Nevis in the seat that serves as a starting point for an alphabetically arranged seating of Member State delegations in the hall where the Assembly holds its high-level general debate and plenary meetings. The Assembly’s next session will open with a summit on 14 September, providing an expected 170 world leaders with what the Secretary-General has called a “once in a generation opportunity” to forge a global consensus on development, security, human rights and UN renewal. The three-day forum, officially known as the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly, is built around a five-year review of worldwide progress towards attaining the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of ambitious targets, ranging from halving extreme poverty, to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and to providing universal primary education, all by 2015. It will also take up the package of reforms Mr. Annan introduced to the Assembly last March.In his report “In Lager Freedom,” Mr. Annan urged world leaders to take decisive action during the September summit on a “bold but achievable” blueprint for making the UN more efficient at tackling global problems, including by establishing new rules for the use of military force, adopting an anti-terrorism treaty, and reforming key UN organs and institutions, such as the Security Council and the Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights. read more

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ExNFL player Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

POMONA, Calif. — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Browner was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to attempted murder as part of a deal with prosecutors. The 34-year-old also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanour counts of cruelty to a child.The judge ordered Browner to stay away from the victim and her two children for 10 years.Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, was arrested in July.Investigators said Browner broke into the apartment, chased and dragged the woman and then tried to smother her in a carpet.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

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80 days in and we still dont know if Frances Fitzgerald has

first_imgJUSTICE MINISTER FRANCES Fitzgerald will publish an independent review of her department “very shortly” amid mounting pressure for her to reveal what are expected to be criticisms of her top civil servant Brian Purcell.The findings of the review are expected to determine if Purcell will remain as the secretary-general at the Department of Justice following criticism of his handling of various garda matters.This morning a spokesperson was unable to say if Fitzgerald, who has been in the job for 80 days, has confidence in Purcell, and referred to the Minister’s previous comments about the official where she has declined to express confidence in him and said she will await the outcome of the review she commissioned.“We’re not going to be commenting on that,” the spokesperson said when asked if the Minister has confidence in Purcell.The imminent publication of the independent review follows a report in yesterday’s Sunday Independent which claimed Fitzgerald had suppressed the report that has been on her desk for the past two weeks. Former garda commissioner Martin Callinan with Purcell and former justice minister Alan Shatter Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandThe spokesperson said this morning that the report will be published “very shortly” while junior minister Dara Murphy told RTÉ yesterday that he expected it to be published “within a short number of days”.“The minister is carefully considering the findings of the report by the independent review group which she established in early June to report by July,” the spokesperson for Fitzgerald said.The review forms part of the government’s response to the findings of the Guerin Report which criticised the Department’s internal record-keeping.The independent review was chaired by the CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority and five other outside experts who were tasked with carrying out a review of the performance, management and administration of the Department of Justice.Yesterday, Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Niall Collins said that it is in the public interest that the independent review be published “immediately”.Read: Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about CallinanOfficial report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that importantlast_img read more

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Lifecycle Tower limmeuble en bois le plus haut du monde sera autrichien

first_imgLifecycle Tower : l’immeuble en bois le plus haut du monde sera autrichienAutriche – Projet immobilier écologique développé par la société autrichienne CREE (Creative Renewable Energy and Efficiency), la Lifecycle Tour sera édifiée dans quelques mois à Dornbirn, dans le Vorarlberg, à l’extrême ouest de l’Autriche. L’édifice deviendra alors l’immeuble en bois le plus haut du monde.La CREE est une société spécialisée dans la conception de systèmes et bâtiments durables construits dans le respect de l’environnement. Avec sa Lifecycle tower, cette entreprise autrichienne entend bien devenir l’un des plus grands groupes immobilier verts. A l’origine d’un système de construction hybride, réalisé majoritairement à base de bois et destiné à l’édification de tours, CREE planche actuellement sur un prototype de trente étages qui pourrait être édifié dès le printemps prochain à Dornbirn, la ville autrichienne la plus peuplée du Voralberg.Les fondations et le premier étage de l’immeuble seront faits de béton, tandis que l’ossature des façades sera réalisée avec du bois. Les deux matériaux seront ensuite mélangés pour constituer le plancher. La construction devrait en outre être adaptée au standard allemand de maison passive, Passivhaus. Ainsi, son impact sur l’environnement pourrait être réduit de 90% par rapport à un bâtiment édifié de façon conventionnelle. La tour devrait par ailleurs être couverte de nombreux panneaux photovoltaïques qui assureront la consommation énergétique, tandis qu’un jardin vertical devrait prendre place sur l’une des façades.A noter qu’aujourd’hui, le plus grand immeuble en bois du monde est le Stadthaus. Construite à Londres par le cabinet d’architecture Waugh Thistleton, cette tour est haute de neuf étages.Le 16 novembre 2010 à 08:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Neil Lennon confident of Hibernian after second draw with Rangers

first_imgHibernian Coach Neil Lennon says his team will get even better following the January transfer window after they emerged unbeaten from their Old Firm hat-trick.Hibs are seventh in the Premiership standings having previously shocked Celtic at Easter Road earlier this month and then earned a draw with Rangers on home soil last midweek.But boss Lennon is confident there is plenty more to come from his side as they look to finish the year on a high note.He told Evening Times:“We are evolving. We lost a lot of good players in the summer and it takes time for everyone to gel.“I’m looking forward to January because we need to get some bodies in. The injury list is horrendous at the minute.“I don’t remember being under any concerted period of pressure in the game. They were saves I would expect Adam to make.Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish PremiershipMatch Preview: Rangers vs Celtic Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 It is time for the first Old Firm derby of the 2019-20 campaign, as Rangers host Celtic tomorrow at 13:00 (CET).“He made one great stop from Middleton when he came out and closed the area quickly but the others I would expect him to make.“Even at the Rangers goal, it’s not as if we were cut open. It was a defensive error from our point of view. We were comfortable in the game.“I said at half-time that we needed the midfield to play with a bit more purpose and penetration and we got that.“The subs made a great contribution, Mackie, Horgan and Gray. It’s a real bonus to have David back.“It would be a confidence booster at any time. To come here with Rangers in a title race and take points off them is important.“They played so well at Easter Road last week and we played really well here today. The level of performance was a lot better.”last_img read more

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe goes green with new EHybrid models

first_img 0 Now playing: Watch this: 25 Photos More about 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Porsche 1:22 Post a comment News • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe trades capacity for comeliness Preview • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe first drive: Splitting hairs 2019 Porsche Cayenne S review: The sporting life 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe: Sweet, sweet overkillcenter_img Tags 5 things you need to know about the 2020 Porsche Cayenne… 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid first drive: Sweet, sweet overkill Enlarge Image670 horsepower seems… sufficient. Porsche Porsche is pretty smart about bestowing every variant of a lineup with the same trims. On the same day Porsche announced the Turbo S E-Hybrid variant of its standard Cayenne, it’s also rolling out plug-in hybrid variants for the shapelier Cayenne Coupe, too.Porsche on Monday unveiled the 2020 Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe. In essence, it’s most of the same stuff that you’ll find on the long-roof Cayenne, just with less cargo space and more style.We’ll start with the less-powerful one. The 2020 Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe uses a 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and its standard eight-speed automatic transmission. It puts out a net 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, enough to shove the car to 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds before topping out at 157 mph. The 14.1-kWh battery should be good for 20-ish miles of range, by our estimates. cayenne-e-hybrid-coupe-inlineEnlarge ImageThe Cayenne E-Hybrid might not have the wild output of the Turbo S E-Hybrid, but it’s also significantly less expensive. Porsche The Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe also has a few extra standard features over the standard Cayenne E-Hybrid. Eight-way power sport seats, a fixed glass panoramic roof and 20-inch alloy wheels are standard with the fashion-forward variant, which also features a pair of slightly lower seats in the second row on account of its sloped roof. This model will set you back $87,750, including the mandatory $1,350 destination charge.The beefier Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe uses that same electric motor and battery, but here, it’s slapped onto a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. Output is sent through the ceiling, putting down a meaty 670 hp and 663 lb.-ft. The sprint to 60 mph takes just 3.6 seconds, and the top speed is bumped up to 183 mph.Standard equipment abounds on the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, given its position atop the Cayenne Coupe lineup. Porsche’s carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as is adaptive dampers and torque vectoring. There are still options, though, like a louder sport exhaust and rear-axle steering. Eighteen-way adaptive sport seats are standard, too, for a little extra comfort. The price is just as high as the output, with the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe starting at $165,750 including destination. SUVs Hybrids Luxury cars Performance Cars 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid second drive: The best of both worlds More From Roadshow Share your voice Porschelast_img read more

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Return of Christ Bizarre Jesuslike figure in Argentinian skies sparks debate

first_imgET Data Base/YouTubeSelf-proclaimed extraterrestrial researcher Scott C Waring recently shared a weird story that has now emerged as the hottest debating point among apocalypse believers. In his recent website post, Waring shared a picture apparently taken from Argentina, and in the image, a seemingly humanoid image can be seen present in the skies.At first glance, the shape of the bizarre figure seems very similar to Jesus Christ with arms outstretched. The figure has well-defined edges, and its face was also pretty clear in the image.”This is a strange one. This is a photo someone took in the sky over Argentina this week and it seems to show Jesus in a rob with a crown of thorns. I do believe in signs and believe this has some real purpose for being there,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.Waring later shared a video that featured the image on his official YouTube page where it went viral. After analyzing the image, many people claimed that Jesus Christ has once again appeared on the earth, and it could be the sign of an impending apocalypse. Extreme Christian believers argued that the second coming of Jesus is the fulfilment of Biblical prophecies, and humans have to expect something worst in the coming years.However, some conspiracy theorists put forward a different theory to explain this weird sighting. As per these conspiracy theorists, world powers like the United States with the help of Elites are now testing project blue beam. Conspiracy theorists believe that project blue beam is a confidential mission planned by elites to create a new world order, and the first step to achieve this will be carried out by simulating second coming of the Christ using advanced techniques.”Not a huge theorist myself, though, I do like to contemplate and imagine, but after seeing this, the first thing that comes to mind is Blue Beam. Is this not the exact scenario that has been discussed for years now? Serious discussion is appreciated. Thank you for uploading and sharing; I would not have known of this otherwise,” commented the Realaestuo, a YouTube user.However, experts have dismissed both the claims, and they believe that this is either a computer generated image or a classic case of pareidolia. As per experts, pareidolia is a unique capability of the human brain to form familiar images on unrecognizable patterns.A few weeks back, Ronald Weinland, who has previously served as a minister for Ohio based church-the Church of God had predicted that Jesus will make his second coming to the earth on June 09, 2019. The Christian preacher also claimed that world war 3 will also happen this year.last_img read more

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Hearthstone finally comes to Android

first_imgThose loyal to House Apple have been able to play Hearthstone on the go for quite some time now, since April of this year, while Android loyalists have had to get their online CCG fix on their PC or Mac — or at least use a third-party streaming app to get Hearthstone on their mobile device. Now, the wait is over, and Android users can finally play Hearthstone on their tablet using Blizzard’s official app instead of jumping through streaming hoops.The Android version couldn’t have released at a better time for both fans and Blizzard, as the game’s latest expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, released only a little over a week ago on December 8. Like with the iPad release, Blizzard is performing somewhat of a slow rollout with Android Hearthstone, and it starts with Australia, Canada, and New Zealand first. Blizzard states that the game will hit other regions — through the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android — “in the coming days,” so it’s anyone’s guess as to how quickly it’ll hit the US and Europe.According to early user reviews on the Google Play Store, the game is a little laggy on devices that aren’t exactly old yet, like the 2013 Nexus 7. One of the biggest gripes seems to be that Hearthstone doesn’t run in immersion mode, which means the Android navigation bar is always present on the screen. Some users report that brand-new tablets, like the Nexus 9, also experience a bit of lag and stutter here and there, so the reported occasional performance hangup could simply be due to optimization issues that Blizzard should smooth out in a future patch. After all, the game is so new that it’s not available in every region of the internet yet.Like with the iPad version, Blizzard will grant you a free Classic (non-expansion) booster pack after you complete your first game on the Android version — it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. If you want to check to see if your tablet can run Hearthstone before you download it, head on over to Blizzard’s compatible devices page. If you’re waiting for a phone release, word is that Hearthstone will hit the smaller screen sometime early next year.last_img read more

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Rs 19 cr cash over 8 lakh litres of liquor seized in

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission has claimed to have seized over Rs 19 crore in cash from across the state so far, following the notification of the Lok Sabha elections.Apart from the cash, around 8,24,414 litres of liquor have also been seized from various parts of the state, ahead of the elections. All the election machineries and officials belonging to various agencies are out on the streets to check the flow of unaccounted cash used by various political parties. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Expenditure Observers are also closely monitoring the expenses incurred by various political parties and their candidates in the elections. After the notification of the elections, the Election Commission has also mobilised various Central government agencies including Income Tax (I-T) and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), to keep a tab on the dubious transactions and to check the use of unaccounted money during the elections. A senior official at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state said that altogether 19.42 crore in cash and 8,24,414 litres of liquor have so far been seized from the state. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe commission is also monitoring to see if the cash was supposed to be used in the election by any political leader or candidate. It may be mentioned here that states where the highest amount of cash and others materials have been seized include Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Bengal is nowhere near these states, where transactions of huge amounts of unaccounted cash were detected after notification of the polls. Bengal also comes up at the bottom of the list when it comes to seizure of liquor and narcotic substances. Incidentally, DRI has recently seized gold worth over Rs 7 crore smuggled into different parts of the city and its adjoining areas in the past few days. Acting on a tip-off, the DRI officials had raided various hotels in the city and seized the gold. Meanwhile, the office of the CEO has received 3,528 complaints on the C-Vigil app till April 6, out of which around 3,503 complaints have so far been disposed of. The remaining 25 are pending and are yet to be resolved. C-Vigil is a mobile application which the Election Commission of India (ECI) has been using for the first time in the Lok Sabha elections. A press statement issued by the CEO’s office says that the National Grievance Services Portal of the ECI has so far registered 1,412 complaints from the state, out of which 1,385 have been resolved with the remaining 27 in the process of disposal. The National Grievance Services Portal (Citizens) has received 1,643 complaints, out of which 1,611 have been disposed of.last_img read more

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