Solving one of the key medical problems of our time could earn you £10 million—and you’ve got 5 years to do it. The 2014 Longitude Prize, a new British award aimed at stimulating innovation, will go to whomever can “create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.”The challenge was selected by the British public in a vote from six candidate themes, previously chosen by a panel led by astronomer Martin Rees. The results of the monthlong vote were announced yesterday on the BBC’s One Show (video here); the other five candidates were research challenges concerning dementia, paralysis, water, food, and flight.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(*)The prize—one of many such research awards to be announced in recent years—is a modern version of the £20,000 Longitude Prize, offered by the British government for a simple method to determine a ship’s longitude at sea in 1714. It was awarded 51 years later to John Harrison for developing his chronometer. Money for the 2014 version comes from the innovation charity Nesta and the government-funded Technology Strategy Board.The selection is welcome news to scientists working in the field of antibiotics. “Identifying innovative and ground breaking solutions to the problems of antimicrobial resistance are not only needed but are essential,” said Nicholas Brown, president of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, in a statement issued today. “The Longitude Prize is a high profile opportunity to ensure the issue of antimicrobial resistance stays high on all agenda—healthcare, public and political.”Nesta and the Longitude Committee will now finalize the criteria for awarding the money; entries are welcome starting this fall.
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BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients (1) MJ Ayaay – F, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AMJ Ayaay. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Topex Robinson has been stressing it all season that Lyceum is more than just a CJ Perez team.And this past week, the man the Pirates refer to as their glue guy stepped forward and came through.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Last Week: N/AJerome Garcia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College just can’t catch a break.After Hamadou Laminou tore his ACL, it was starting forward Juju Bautista who went down with a shoulder injury.Luckily for EAC, Jerome Garcia went on a blaze against Mapua, drilling six treys on his way to a career-high 27 points and help the Generals take an 85-72 victory.Odds may not be on EAC’s favor, but with players like Garcia stepping up, the Generals’ Final Four dreams remain alive.(4) Edward Dixon – F, St. Benilde Blazers21 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AEdward Dixon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a way to silence St. Benilde’s doubters.After winning the first game due to technicality, the Blazers made sure there won’t be any questions asked this time, taking the convincing 83-55 rout of Perpetual. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Last Week: 6Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano guard Kent Salado was on his way to being the biggest villain for Lyceum.Seeking to put the first dent in the Pirates’ seemingly impenetrable shield, the Chiefs banked on its speedy guard to take a 13-point lead.But the fourth quarter was an entirely different story, and though Salado still kept the fight going, it was just too much Lyceum, as Arellano’s roller coaster season continues.Salado’s herculean effort deserved another mention in this list, but his teammates need to step up with the Chiefs (4-7) are in danger of missing the Final Four after settling for a runner-up finish last season.(7) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags23 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assistLast Week: 5Controversy surrounded Michael Calisaan this week after San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez alleged him of being a dirty player, while San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya was quick to come to his defense.What’s undeniable, though, is the forward being the catalyst for the Golden Stags this season. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Performances like these are expected from Calisaan, but just like Salado, the supporting cast must deliver, especially for San Sebastian which is just on the outside looking in at the Final Four picture with a 5-6 card. Read Next Edward Dixon was the one at the forefront of the fight, scattering 21 points and seven rebounds to shut out the Altas and sweep the season series.More importantly, it kept St. Benilde’s flickering hopes of making it to the Final Four after proving that it is capable of pulling off upsets like these.(5) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers15 points (2/6 3PT), 3 rebounds, 3 assistsLast Week: 7Tey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may not be a stellar shooting night for Tey Teodoro, but he did enough for Jose Rizal University to eke out the 77-68 win over Letran.Leading the balanced attack for the Heavy Bombers, Teodoro’s decent showing did the trick as they swept their season series with the Knights, and more importantly, tighten their grip of the third place with a 7-4 card.JRU needs to claim more of these tight wins against its fellow middle-ranked teams if it wants to go smooth-sailing to the semifinals again. (6) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs24 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Rain once again wiped away one NCAA gameday this past week, but fortunately for hoop fans, action resumed right away.And with the sun shining, all 10 teams got a piece of the action as the race to the Final Four just gets tougher and tougher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLyceum averted disaster, San Beda and San Sebastian fought a tough battle in a potential Final Four preview, and College of St. Benilde played to its full potential and to possibly play a possible spoiler for semifinal-dreaming squads.But again, the games are won and lost by heroes and these are the best players of the past week. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MJ Ayaay came up big for Lyceum, dropping 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help his team rally from 13 points down and preserve its immaculate 12-0 slate with a 94-92 win over Arellano.Though Ayaay’s contributions isn’t surprising, the bigger picture here is the affirmation of what makes the Pirates a deadly team: that anyone can step up at any given day.(2) Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions17 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocksLast Week: 3Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith San Beda engaged in a tight battle against San Sebastian, it was Javee Mocon who stabilized the fort for the Red Lions.Dropping yet another double-double performance, the hardworking forward’s efforts kept the Red Lions’ winning streak alive and extend it to 10 after pulling off a 76-65 win over the Golden Stags.Robert Bolick may be the undoubtful leader of San Beda, but it also has Mocon to rely on in endgames.(3) Jerome Garcia – F, EAC Generals27 points (6/12 3PT), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal Ex-PBA veteran Cris Bolado dies in road crash in Cambodia Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games
Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics goldTough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “I did a lot of power tumblings,” said Capellan of his multiple somersaults that thrilled the judges at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center Hall 6.“I have that routine in my mind and I know exactly what to do,” said the 23-year-old Capellan, who retained the crown he won two years go in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingReyland Capellan celebrates his gold medal win in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Masbate native said he was feeling nervous at the start of the competition, because “everybody is doing well, they are all good.”But Capellan, who competed in the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015, went for jumps that carried high levels of difficulty. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony KUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Capellan has been practicing the same routine every day for the past two years.And when it mattered the most, practice made perfect. His routine, highlighted by a lot of high-score power jumps, won him the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHe totaled 13.950 points, enough to beat host Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Bin Mat Asri (13.750) and Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta (13.600). The Philippines’ other entry in the final, 18-year-old novice John Matthew Vergara, finished eighth.“I’m very proud of what I did, because I trained very hard, but before the competition I was very very nervous,” said Capellan who will still compete in vault on Wednesday.Already he is thinking of his training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “We are forming a team for the Olympic training,” he said.His coach Aldrin Castaneda said Capellan and Vergara are being groomed to form that training team.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments
Newly appointed sports minister Ajay Maken.Within a few days of Ajay Maken taking over the reins, divergent views have emerged over what kind of sports minister MS Gill’s successor would turn out to be. But sports officials are sure that the new minister’s style of functioning as well as his preferences will be known sooner rather than later.On his first day in office, Maken called for “out-ofthe-box” thinking and introducing new programmes to increase participation of the youth in sports. He also said that a blueprint would be prepared with an eye on next year’s Olympic Games in London. But experts have questioned whether a fresh policy can be prepared and implemented in pursuit of medals at the highest platform in sports, especially with just 550-odd days left for the Games. They say that long-term planning is needed to win medals and that has always been missing in India for various reasons.Top sports administrators point out that Maken was off target when he spoke about such a blueprint. “A blueprint for the 2012 Olympics is already in place. Either he was not aware or he was probably driven by the need to say something to the media on his first day in office,” said a senior official. “At the most, we can tinker a bit with the existing policy pertaining to the 2012 Olympics. But you can’t have a completely fresh policy so close to the world’s biggest sports extravaganza.”Remarkably, Maken also said that he would pursue a non-confrontationist approach towards the national sports federations (NSFs) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) with regard to the age and tenure guidelines of the ministry.advertisementA senior ministry official clarified that this statement should not be misconstrued to present that the new minister would be lenient towards the NSFs. “There would be no change in the policies that we have been pursuing till now. For instance, there are five-six court cases with the NSFs going on and our stance will not change with regard to those. Law, of course, will take its own course,” he said. Maken is young and is expected to bring in a new forward-looking approach in the working of the sports administration.”Even Gill was forwardlooking in his approach, but his attitude towards the NSFs was confrontationist, something that Maken wants to avoid.Then there was the age factor in Gill’s case,” said a senior sports official. Gill was 70-plus while Maken is just 47. “We will come to know Maken’s style of functioning in 10-15 days.” Another point that Maken made was about the introduction of new schemes and programmes.But it will not be a bad idea to streamline the various existing schemes, many of which are currently being neglected.For instance, the existing schemes of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have largely been ignored in the last few years, including during the tenure of Gill which lasted nearly three years.SAI is responsible for training and nurturing athletes and appointing coaches besides other tasks. But the number of trainees with the various SAI schemes has reportedly gone down remarkably.”No interest has been shown in this direction and as a result, the number of trainees across India has gone down. The projection for 2010 under the five-year plan was to have 50,000 trainees, but the actual current strength is far, far less than that,” an official pointed out.On the issue of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) defying the ministry over registering itself with the ministry, as other NSFs have done, Maken again seems to be non-confrontationist. He said he would speak to BCCI officials, but ministry officials say that the issue has reached a certain point and action could well be taken against the richest sports body of the country for being arrogant.
On sending Eoin Morgan at Number Six, Warner said the On sending Eoin Morgan at Number Six, Warner said the team needed someone like him to finish off the game, but that could not happen as the batters failed to draft a good partnership. “I wanted Morg for the last ten overs. Morg is a good finisher and we needed this today. If we had two batsmen going great guns, we could have had a close finish,” he said. Asked what was the other reason for RCB winning the game, Warner said apart from their batters, their fielding did wonders for them. “When two world class players (Kohli and AB) are going great guns, it is a very very tough ask to stop them. The boundaries here are very short which becomes very difficult for bowlers, but I am not taking any credit away from Bangalore, they played very well, and importantly fielded very well in first six overs. I feel the best fielding side is going to win the competition,” he said. On English player James Taylors forced retirement due to a heart problem, Warner wished his speedy recovery and hoped he keeps himself involved in the game that he loves. “I saw the tweet today it is a very sad news. I spoke to Morgs before. It was all-of-a-sudden thing. We know how determined he was to play the game. We know how well he played for England. “My thoughts are with him and with rest of his team. I wish him speedy recovery and hope somehow he keeps himself involved in the game that he loves,” he said. PTI BDN ATK ATKadvertisement
Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera ruled out of England tourSri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera ruled out of England tour
Sri Lankan paceman Dushmantha Chameera will return home from England with a lower back injury, his country’s cricket board announced on Tuesday, compounding the team’s woes on the tour.The islanders lost pace bowler Dhammika Prasad to a shoulder injury even before the first test at Leeds, which England wrapped up inside three days.Even in that innings and 88-run defeat, the 24-year-old Chameera managed to impress by dismissing top scorer Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad in England’s first innings.”Chameera underwent an MRI/CT Scan this morning, which has indicated a stress fracture to his lower back, and medical recommendation is treatment and rest for as much as four months,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.The team would name a replacement soon, it added.Prasad, who has since been replaced by stumper-batsman Kusal Perera, had been undergoing treatment, the board added.The second match of the three-test series begins at Chester-le-Street on Friday.
Defending champ Zverev beats error-prone Nadal at ATP FinalsDefending champ Zverev beats error-prone Nadal at ATP Finals
LONDON – Defending champion Alexander Zverev pulled off another big win at the ATP Finals, beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 Monday for his first career victory over the Spaniard.Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Nadal had a 5-0 record against Zverev but had an uncharacteristically mistake-filled performance at the O2 Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics “Knowing that I would not be at my 100% in terms of feelings, in terms of movement, in terms of confidence or hitting the ball, I needed my best competitive spirit this afternoon, and I was not there in that way,” Nadal said. “I need to play much better in two days.”Earlier, Stefanos Tsitsipas earned his first career win over Daniil Medvedev – a victory that clearly meant a lot to the Greek.Not only because Tsitsipas was 0-5 against the Russian before winning 7-6 (5), 6-4, or that it came in his ATP Finals debut.But mainly because two of the biggest rising stars in tennis simply don’t like each other that much.“It’s a victory that I craved for a long time now, and it’s great that it came at this moment,” Tsitsipas said. “Our chemistry definitely isn’t the best that you can find on the tour. It’s not that I hate him (but) we will not go to dinner together.”The grudge dates to their first meeting, in Miami last year, when Medvedev berated Tsitsipas for not apologizing after hitting a net cord during a point, a spat that ended with both players trading insults on court.“After that, I think I didn’t win a single game. He did get into my head, and I was very frustrated that it did go this way,” Tsitsipas said. “He started telling me that I should apologize, that what I do is unsportsmanlike. . Somehow it did affect me. I did get (angry) and said what I said, which I do regret, but at the time I was very frustrated.”Since that match, Medvedev had earned another four straight wins over Tsitsipas, including in the Shanghai semifinals in October.But on Monday, the sixth-seeded Greek earned the only break of the match to take a 5-4 lead in the second set and clinched the win with a forehand overhead at the net.“He was better today, but I felt like I was missing some things,” Medvedev said. “This frustrates me after. I do think it would frustrate me against any other opponent. I hate to lose against anybody. Of course I wanted to make it even more bigger head-to-head, but it’s the way it is.” MOST READ Troubled State The German defeated six-time champion Roger Federer in last year’s semifinals and then five-time winner Novak Djokovic in the final.Nadal has a history of being far from his best at the ATP Finals, which comes at the end of a gruelling season that often takes its toll on the Spaniard because of his ultra-physical playing style.He has qualified for the event for 15 years in a row but has pulled out of it on six occasions because of injuries. He has never won the title, reaching the final twice.This year he hasn’t finished a tournament since winning the U.S. Open in August, also pulling out of Shanghai because of a hand injury. But he showed up to London hoping to stave off Djokovic for the year-end No. 1 ranking.Djokovic won his opening match on Sunday and this loss cuts Nadal’s lead over the Serb to just 440 points in the rankings table – each round-robin win is worth 200 points – with a total of 1,300 more points up for grabs for each player.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? In his first match since pulling out of the Paris Masters semifinals with an abdominal injury just nine days ago, Nadal dropped his serve three straight times, didn’t force a single break point, and his normally powerful forehand was responsible for more than four times as many unforced errors (13) as winners (3).Still, Nadal insisted his poor play wasn’t the result of any physical problem.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I did not feel pain in the abdominal at all,” he said. “So the physical issue was not an excuse at all. The only excuse is I was not good enough tonight.”The whole thing was over in just 84 minutes and means Zverev has beaten each of tennis’ Big Three in his last three matches at the O2. 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Medvedev established himself as one of the best hard-court players on tour this season, reaching the U.S. Open final and winning four titles on the surface.But Tsitispas – the first Greek player to qualify for the ATP Finals – used an aggressive forehand to keep the Russian from dictating the match, coming to the net 26 times and winning 22 of those points.On Tuesday, Federer faces Matteo Berrettini and Djokovic takes on Dominic Thiem.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES View comments
Continue Reading Previous Conrad: custom cable configuration service for industrial and trade sectors across EuropeNext Infineon: connecting the real and digital world This article introduces UP AI Edge, a platform which is fully powered by Intel technology and integrates: Intel Apollo Lake-I CPU, Intel Cyclone 10 gx FPGA, and Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU (Video Processing Unit), and represents a completely new paradigm for AI in the industrial embedded market. By Fabrizio Del Maffeo, Aaeon Download PDF version of this articleDeep Learning, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have recently reached the hype of expectation in the consumer market. While pure AI still seems to be far away, sophisticated Machine Learning solutions have reached the plateau of productivity and are part of our everyday life. Some of these technologies are now entering the industrial and the Internet of Things market, spreading intelligence in our connected world. Hereby, the biggest constraints of the field deployment of AI on the Edge used to be as follows. 1) Cost of the solution: no optimized hardware was available and the most common solution was to use a high-performance CPU + GPU. 2) Power consumption of the solution: a CPU + GPU approach delivers high performance at high thermal dissipation power. 3 Robustness of the solution: the technologies used were designed for big data centers, where temperature range, vibration and other industrial requirements were not needed.Recent progress in Machine Learning technology, as well as new silicon chips, permits to expand AI from cloud computing to edge computing. AAEON Technology Europe and its line UP Bridge The Gap are now releasing an unique platform, which can overcome all the previous limitations: UP AI Edge. This platform is fully powered by Intel technology and it integrates: Intel Apollo Lake-I CPU, Intel Cyclone 10 gx FPGA, and Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU (Video Processing Unit). UP AI Edge delivers unmatched performance and it represents a completely new paradigm for AI in the industrial embedded market.The mainboard is UP Core Plus, a credit-card-sized board (55 mm x 90 mm) powered by Intel Apollo Lake-I family. Intel Apollo Lake-I platform is a 64-bit QuadCore architecture with extremely high performance in only 9.5W of TDP (x5 – 3940). The board supports up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR4 2.400 MHz, DP up to 4K, eDP, 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 OTG, WiFi 802.11 AC 2T2R, 2 x CSI and it has two 100-pin high speed connectors to expand it.The companion board UP AI Plus is powered by Intel Cyclone 10gx (105KLe-220KLe), has 1 GB DDRIII, and is DPin connected to the Cyclone for Video Acquisition, and USB Type-C and GPIO connected to the Cyclone for data acquisition. LVDS in connected to the Cyclone for Camera acquisition, GBit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and mini-PCIe connected to the mainboard via the 100-pin connector. Thanks to a collaboration with Basler, the worldwide leader of industrial Machine Vision camera solutions, UP AI Plus is compatible with selected Basler cameras, which can be seamlessly connected via LVDS. UP AI Plus can be used to process streams of high speed raw data – e.g. from cameras – or to run video acceleration, real time video data analysis, video acquisition and many other functions. Different applications can run just by loading the specific IP inside the FPGA.Because of the mini-PCIe, the companion board UP AI Plus can host UP AI Core, a mini-PCIe module powered by Movidius Myriad 2. Myriad 2 is the most advanced low power technology for running a neural network on the edge and for processing video images. It has been adopted by DIJ for their professional drones, as well as from Amazon and Google for different other products. UP AI Core is fully compatible with the Intel Neural Compute Stick libraries and tools. UP AI Edge will also be available as an industrial rugged AI gateway for deployment in harsh environments.For software support, UP AI Edge will be supported by the UP Community and from the Intel Network Compute Stick for all the software questions related to UP AI Core (Myriad 2). UP AI Edge will be in mass production in June 2018, but people can start pre-ordering it to support the project from April onwards on Kickstarter, as well as from May 2018 on UP Shop and with all resellers and partners of UP and AAEON. The price will start at $399 US for the complete platform.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Hyderabad Test: West Indies have come up with plans for Prithvi Shaw, says Roston ChaseHyderabad Test: West Indies have come up with plans for Prithvi Shaw, says Roston Chase
West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase says they are better-prepared to tackle young Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw, whose initial onslaught had set the tone for their embarrassing defeat in the first Test.Young Shaw scored a century on debut, playing a key role in India’s big win in the series-opener.”I am sure our guys would have learnt quickly from what happened in the first Test and we will know some of the strengths of the young Shaw, who really took us apart early in the game. I am sure we will learn from our mistakes in the first game and move on smartly in the second game,” Chase said on the eve of the second Test.Hyderabad Test: Mayank Agarwal misses out again, India name unchanged 12-man squadWhile there is a plan in place for Shaw, Chase didn’t want to divulge.”We had a long chat after the first Test and came up with some plans. We discussed how we are looking to bowl at him in the second Test along with some of the other batters. I can’t obviously discuss our plans in the conference. I think we have a better idea of what we are looking to do against him.”West Indies skipper Jason Holder blasts critics: Don’t think they’ll ever shut upOne of the positives going into the second Test is the presence of senior-most pacer Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder.Shaw has started his career on a good note but bigger challenges await: Gambhiradvertisement”It’s always good to have the captain back. I am not sure what the line-up will be for the next match. Can’t really say who is playing but it’s really good to have Kemar Roach back, a very senior player and brings a lot of experience to the team. So yeah, it’s good to have both of them back.”Prithvi Shaw a sharp guy but give him space to grow: Virat KohliChase also explained the reasons for his team’s batting debacle in the first Test.”Firstly, India scoring 600-odd runs. It was always going to be a hard task for us to comeback and surpass that score. I thought that on the first afternoon that we batted, guys were a bit tired having fielded so many overs. But after that, I thought we didn’t really apply ourselves on the pitch.Prithvi Shaw showed he belonged to the Test level: Sunil Gavaskar”We didn’t really mix the aggression with defence and weren’t really in control of some of the shots that we were playing. We attacked early and then when they set the field back, I thought that’s where we struggled after they took away our boundary options. I thought we didn’t really rotate the strike as well as we should, and that was what really led to our downfall.He also admitted that playing with two inexperienced pacers Keemo Paul and Sherman Lewis was also contributed to defeat as they were unable to control the rampaging Indian batsmen.”The bowling, it was always going to be hard coming in with two new very inexperienced bowlers, having lost our captain and Roach had to go back home. It was always going to hard to contain the batsmen, especially in the pace department. But it is Test cricket, you have to learn quickly.(With PTI inputs)
Did my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan: Mickey Arthur after coaching tenure endsDid my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan: Mickey Arthur after coaching tenure ends
Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday expressed his disappointment at being removed from the post after the national team’s poor performance in the Cricket World Cup last month.Pakistan Cricket Board decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden in a move to revamp the national coaching set-up.”I am extremely disappointed and hurt,” Arthur told AFP shortly after the PCB announced his departure. “I did my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan cricket,” the South African added.Arthur, 51, took charge of a mercurial Pakistan side in 2016 following stints with the national teams of South Africa and Australia and was keen on an extension, local media had reported.His initial appointment was for two years but he was given an extension until the 50-over World Cup and his contract was set to expire on August 15.Under him, Pakistan’s biggest gain was winning the ICC Champions Trophy two years back. The team became number one in ICC’s T20 rankings but their performance in Test cricket dipped drastically while it remained inconsistent in one-day format.Pakistan’s next assignment is a home series against Sri Lanka in October, starting with two tests that will be part of the World Test Championship.The PCB said they would immediately advertise the four coaching roles.Former all-rounder Mahmood said on Twitter he had given his best and was looking forward to moving on.”It’s been a tremendous journey with @TheRealPCB. I thank them and wish them all the very best for the future of Pakistan cricket,” he tweeted.advertisementIt’s been a tremendous journey with @TheRealPCB . I thank them and wish them all the very best for the future of Pakistan cricket. After having served my tenure of over 2.5 years to Pakistan team & giving it our utmost best I look forward to moving on . #PakistanZindabadAzhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) August 7, 2019
Outgoing Director and Representative for the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean, Dr. Kwame Boafo, was treated to an evening of musical excellence in recognition of his contribution to education, science, culture and communication in Jamaica and the wider region. The appreciation and farewell function dubbed: ‘An evening of Music’, was held last week at the Immaculate Conception High School in St. Andrew. The event, organised by the Ministry of Education, featured various musical pieces by the school’s celebrated symphony orchestra. The audience was wowed by arrangements of classical pieces such as ‘The Tempest’, and more modern songs such as ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Mambo’, and ‘Corpse Bride’. The Immaculate Glee Club gave a lively performance of local songs – ‘Build a better Jamaica’; ‘Unity’; and ‘Move Up.’ Students from the Half-Way-Tree Primary School delighted and entertained with Louise Bennett Coverley’s ‘Colonization in Reverse’, while the sister duo of Chantelle and Rochel Biersy, thrilled with their traditional East Indian dance. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Sydney Bartley, in lauding the high quality of the performances, stressed the role of music in bringing persons of diverse backgrounds together. Music, he said, has the power to “transcend all the things that persons use to divide and discriminate against each other”. “Music allows us to build a bridge on the foundations of similarity. Within the essence of music, we discover our similar tastes, similar dispensations and our similar abilities to be moved,” Mr. Bartley stated. Dr. Boafo became head of the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean in September 2006. The office covers 13 member states and three associate member states in the region. The Ghanaian national is a member of a number of media and communication associations and has authored publications on subjects such as media systems, communication policy and technology, and development communication. Dr. Boafo was presented with a plaque of appreciation from the Ministry of Education, by Chief Education Officer , Grace McLean, while a citation was read by Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Teaching Council, Dr. Winsome Gordon.
Story Highlights The statue — a lasting tribute to the world’s greatest sprinter — was due to be unveiled during Heritage Week in October, but the unveiling ceremony was postponed because of rain. Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, will unveil the statue in a special ceremony scheduled to begin at 5:30 on Sunday afternoon. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that “rain or shine, we will be unveiling the Usain Bolt statue” on Sunday, December 3.The Minister made the declaration on Wednesday (today) after visiting the site on Statue Road in Independence Park where the sculpture will be mounted. “We’re all set to unveil Usain Bolt’s statue,” said Minister Grange.The Minister went to the Independence Park complex (which houses the National Stadium) to observe work on the pedestal on which the bronze statue — to the scale of one and quarter life size — will be mounted. Minister Grange said: “The base is now ready for mounting of the statue. The statue will be mounted and will be in place for Sunday, December 3.”The statue — a lasting tribute to the world’s greatest sprinter — was due to be unveiled during Heritage Week in October, but the unveiling ceremony was postponed because of rain. Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, will unveil the statue in a special ceremony scheduled to begin at 5:30 on Sunday afternoon.The ceremony will be attended by several notable ﬁgures in local and international sports including Victor Lopez, the President of the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association. The IAAF President, Lord Coe, will also participate in the ceremony.“We’re getting a specially recorded message from Lord Coe, who was unable to come,” said Minister Grange. “We have an interesting programme lined up and Usain Bolt is looking forward to this event,” she continued.The sculpture was designed by renowned Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson. It is the ﬁrst of four statues of national sports stars that were commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport under the Jamaica 55 Legacy Programme. Watson is also working on sculptures of Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell. The Minister invited the public to attend the unveiling ceremony.Immediately following the unveiling of the statue, there will be a special Reception of Appreciation for Jamaican athletes (a private event). Minister Grange said the Reception was for members of the Jamaican team that participated at the IAAF World Championship in London earlier this year as well as for “our Olympians in general – just to say thank you for how they’ve represented Jamaica over the years and for being good ambassadors.” The Minister went to the Independence Park complex (which houses the National Stadium) to observe work on the pedestal on which the bronze statue — to the scale of one and quarter life size — will be mounted. Minister Grange said: “The base is now ready for mounting of the statue. The statue will be mounted and will be in place for Sunday, December 3.” The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that “rain or shine, we will be unveiling the Usain Bolt statue” on Sunday, December 3.
Annonce de projets dembellissement et daménagement du paysage de rueAnnonce de projets dembellissement et daménagement du paysage de rue
Le gouvernement fait équipe avec les municipalités pour investir dans des projets d’embellissement un peu partout dans la province. Dans le cadre du Programme d’embellissement et d’aménagement du paysage de rue, un programme doté d’une enveloppe de 500 000 $, la Province assumera jusqu’à 50 p. 100 du coût des projets municipaux, la contribution minimale étant de 10 000 $ et la contribution maximale se chiffrant à 25 000 $. Il faut faire une demande au titre du programme pour bénéficier de l’aide. Les travaux visent notamment l’aménagement paysager, l’installation de panneaux d’interprétation et d’accueil, l’amélioration de l’éclairage et la construction de toilettes publiques. Le projet d’embellissement du secteur du front de mer de Sydney est l’un des bénéficiaires du programme que le ministre de l’Énergie et des Mines, Derek Mombourquette, a annoncé aujourd’hui 20 juillet au nom de Chuck Porter, ministre des Affaires municipales. Dans le cadre de ce projet, auquel la Province contribuera à hauteur de 25 000 $, on fera des travaux d’aménagement paysager le long de la rue Charlotte et on installera des enseignes. « Le Programme d’embellissement et d’aménagement du paysage de rue est conçu pour contribuer à l’aménagement d’endroits invitants où les résidents et les visiteurs veulent passer du temps, de dire M. Mombourquette. Des investissements clés peuvent revitaliser des secteurs, favoriser la fierté des gens, stimuler le développement économique et mettre en valeur le caractère des municipalités. » « L’expérience que vivent les gens de la place et les visiteurs sur le front de mer de Sydney nous tient beaucoup à cœur, indique Michelle Wilson, directrice générale de la Sydney Waterfront District Association. Des études démontrent que l’embellissement amène les gens à passer plus de temps dans un endroit, ce qui, à son tour, présente des avantages économiques. Nous sommes très reconnaissants envers la Province de nous donner l’occasion de créer une atmosphère accueillante et dynamique dans ce lieu où les gens voudront revenir. » Aujourd’hui également, à Yarmouth, le ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, Zach Churchill, a annoncé l’octroi de 13 000 $ à la ville dans le cadre de son projet d’embellissement du centre-ville. Les travaux comprendront la restauration de fontaines et l’aménagement paysager autour des enseignes de la ville. « Nous voulons que les visiteurs dans notre région, qu’ils arrivent en voiture ou en bateau, voient la beauté de notre ville et profitent de tout ce qu’elle a à offrir, souligne M. Churchill. L’esthétique de notre ville est importante non seulement pour les visiteurs, mais aussi pour les gens qui vivent ici. » « La Ville de Yarmouth comprend le rôle important que joue l’embellissement dans le développement économique et l’amélioration de la qualité de la vie de ses citoyens, souligne la mairesse Pam Mood. Nous sommes ravis de recevoir ce financement qui servira à rendre Yarmouth encore plus attrayante. » La liste des projets approuvés dans le cadre du programme figure à l’adresse https://novascotia.ca/dma/funding/streetscaping-program.asp (en anglais seulement).
Transport Canada approves rules to secure trains in response to LacMeganticTransport Canada approves rules to secure trains in response to LacMegantic
Transport Canada approves rules to secure trains in response to Lac-Megantic by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 29, 2015 10:44 am MDT Last Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The downtown core lays in ruins as firefighters continue to water the smoldering rubble, Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Que. after a train derailed igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil. Transport Canada has approved rules intended to reduce the risk of runaway trains in response to recommendations by the Transportation Safety Board following the deadly derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz OTTAWA – Transport Canada has approved rules intended to reduce the risk of runaway trains in response to recommendations by the Transportation Safety Board following the deadly derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que.The department says the rules set a standard on the number of applied handbrakes required and additional securement measures to secure trains.Such measures were imposed in an emergency directive after the disaster in Lac-Megantic, but Transport Canada say they are now permanent and more detailed.The rules include a handbrake application chart for various operating situations, which once applied must be confirmed by another employee with an appropriate level of knowledge.Forty-seven people were killed on July 6, 2013, when an unattended train loaded with oil exploded after careening into the centre of Lac-Megantic.
Car exports to India increase ninefold in five yearsCar exports to India increase ninefold in five years
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, has announced that the number of UK-built cars exported to India has increased nine-fold since 2009, with 2,836 British-built cars sold in the country in 2014.Much of this growth has been driven by demand for the UK’s premium and luxury vehicles. With India’s middle class set to quadruple over the next decade and the country’s new vehicle market expected to be worth £64 billion by 2020, demand for new cars in India is on course to boom over the coming years. The nine-fold increase in UK car exports to the nation and global reputation for high quality engineering demonstrate that the UK is well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.Mike Hawes made the announcement while attending ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, India’s leading international automotive trade fair. The SMMT Chief Executive attended a panel discussion on the Indian automotive aftermarket to give an international perspective on the component supply chain. A number of UK automotive companies also exhibited their latest products and services in the UK Pavilion hosted at the show.The increase in UK imports is a trend that has been seen across the Asia region, with exports to the continent more than trebling in the last five years. More than 220,000 cars were exported to Asia in 2014, which is now the UK automotive industry’s largest export market after Europe with 18.5% of all UK-produced cars destined for the region.For more information on the Indian automotive industry take a look at our Focus on: India feature.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
16yearold Dublin girl has been found safe and well16yearold Dublin girl has been found safe and well
https://jrnl.ie/4556568 A SIXTEEN-YEAR-old missing from Dublin since Wednesday has been located safe and well, gardaí have said. Alannah Corrigan was missing since Wednesday morning and was last seen in Dún Laoghaire.Gardaí have thanked the public and media for their assistance. Friday 22 Mar 2019, 5:42 PM Mar 22nd 2019, 5:42 PM By Adam Daly Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 6 Comments Image: Brian Lawless/pa Share163 Tweet Email Image: Brian Lawless/pa 15,731 Views 16-year-old Dublin girl has been found safe and well Alannah Corrigan was last seen in Dun Laoghaire. Short URL
ASAWISHH Soy Protein Technical Consultant Visits BangladeshASAWISHH Soy Protein Technical Consultant Visits Bangladesh
Dr. Marcus Hamilton, ASA/WISHH Technical Consultant (right) works with the Kazi Food Group how to use soy concentrates and isolates in their product lines.Marcus Hamilton, American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) Program Technical Consultant, traveled to Bangladesh in December to provide technical assistance on how food processing companies could incorporate soy concentrates and isolates into their product lines.Dr. Marcus Hamilton, ASA/WISHH Technical Consultant (right) works with PRAN on how to use soy concentrates and isolates in their product lines.Hamilton met with the research and development staff of six companies, where he provided expertise on product formulations and ideas for new products. On Saturday, Dec. 13 he spoke at an ASA/WISHH-organized conference on “Soy Protein Use and Benefits for the Meat Industry.” There is a growing interest with food processing companies on using soy proteins as meat extenders, especially in chicken nuggets.Funding for Marcus Hamilton’s trip was provided by the USDA’s Emerging Markets Program (EMP).
Coast Guard seizes 7 kilos of cocaine off coast of Dania BeachCoast Guard seizes 7 kilos of cocaine off coast of Dania Beach
DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – An illegal drug shipment was stopped at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard.Seven kilos of cocaine were seized from a fishing boat off the coast of Dania Beach, Tuesday.Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations helped interdict the boat carrying a suspected smuggler and two migrants.Everyone on board the boat was taken into custody.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Chromebooks just outsold Macbooks for the first timeChromebooks just outsold Macbooks for the first time
Macbooks may be sleek and sexy, but they’re not moving as fast as the competition any more. They’ve been surpassed by Chromebooks for the first time ever.According to IDC latest report on the state of the PC business, Chromebook shipments surpassed Macbook shipments for the first time ever. IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed to The Verge that the pegged Apple’s shipments for the first quarter of 2016 at around 1.78 million. Total Chromebook shipments clocked in at nearly two million.It’s not exactly an apple-to-apples comparison, of course, because most Chromebooks sell for a whole lot less money than even the cheapest Macbook. Their users also tend not to be very concerned with running native apps like iTunes on their computers (at least their portable ones). There’s also more than one company churning out Chromebooks: Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Google themselves. Really, at this point it’s pretty much just Apple and Microsoft who aren’t making Chromebooks.To some, like our own editor James, Chromebooks are still a bit like Bigfoot. You hear lots of stories, but you’ve never actually seen one in the wild. They’re obviously popping up somewhere, though, if IDC’s figures are anywhere close to being accurate. Schools continue snapping them up in bulk because they’re cheap, easy to manage, and it’s really, really unlikely that they’re going to get infected with any kind of malware.IDC’s next report will be particularly interesting to see. Now that Google has announced that Chromebooks will soon have access to all the apps in Google Play, they’re going to become an even more attractive option for laptop shoppers.