Three Moroccan Soldiers Sentenced to Two Years For Carrying ISIS Flag

Rabat – Three Moroccan soldiers have been found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison for possession of a flag of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).One of the soldiers reportedly crafted the terrorist flag, which was then passed to the second and third soldier, respectively, according to Arabic daily Assabah in its Thursday issue.The three soldiers who were in Tichla, in southern Morocco, were found guilty by the Military Court. The Permanent Military Tribunal of the Royal Armed Forces (TMP) in Rabat sentenced the defendants to two years in prison. “The three soldiers were prosecuted under Article 196 of the Code of Military Justice for breach of military rules,” the daily noted.Three months ago, the Royal Gendarmerie noticed that an ISIS terrorist flag was in possession of one of the accused.The terrorist flag was discovered and confiscated when authorities searched the home of the suspect.“The soldier in question, meanwhile, was immediately transferred to the headquarters of the Royal Gendarmerie of Agadir,” the same source said.During police interrogation, the soldier revealed the identity of the second soldier who gave him the ISIS flag. The second soldier was detained and he revealed the name of the third soldier who had originally made the flag.According to sources cited by the daily, the third soldier said that he crafted the terrorist flag out of curiosity after learning how to make it on the Internet and that he had no relationship with ISIS militants.However, an investigation by the scientific laboratory of the Gendarmerie found a “close relationship” between the third soldier and an extremist in Salé. read more

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Joe Oliver wont talk about Alberta sales tax says people are taxed

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Joe Oliver won’t talk about Alberta sales tax; says people are taxed too much by Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 15, 2015 2:13 pm MDT CALGARY – Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says Canadians are already taxed too much and his government is looking at ways to lower taxes rather than raise them.Despite that position, Oliver says he won’t comment on Alberta Premier Jim Prentice musing that he might have to consider a sales tax as the province struggles to deal with low oil prices.“These are decisions that the provincial government will make. I don’t have any comment on that directly,” Oliver told reporters in Calgary on Thursday.Oliver did say if Alberta proceeded with a provincial sales tax, Ottawa would do what it has for other provinces who have harmonized their tax with the GST.British Columbia, Ontario and most Atlantic provinces were each given one-time payments ranging from $4.3 billion in Ontario to $364 million in New Brunswick to hand over control of their sales tax programs to the federal government. The harmonized sales tax was contentious in B.C., however, and was rejected by voters in a referendum. The province now collects the provincial and federal portions separately again.Oliver was adamant that despite the stress put on the economy by lower oil revenues, there won’t be any tax increases from his government.“We’re not in favour of increased taxes. We’ve said that repeatedly. We think … it makes life more unaffordable for Canadians.”He said the Fraser Institute has calculated that average Canadians pay 43 per cent in tax, which is more than they pay for food and lodging combined.“We think Canadians are taxed more than they should and we’re looking for ways to reduce their taxes. Taxes reduce the amount that people have available to spend and to save.”Oliver suggested that a dropoff in energy revenues due to low oil prices is only temporary and there is no reason to panic.“These are tough times for the energy sector, but we do not need to be pessimistic. Knowledgeable observers generally agree that prices will move up at some point, given the long term demand for energy,” he said.“The unexpected new factor is that crude oil prices have fallen dramatically since June. The current drop represents the third-largest decline in the last four decades and I appreciate how hard Calgary has been hit by this reality.”Alberta’s projected budget surplus this year has turned into a $500-million deficit. Even if oil rebounds to a projected rate of US$65 a barrel next fiscal year, that still leaves the province almost $7 billion short.Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter read more

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Emmanuel Macrons decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for

first_imgHartwig Fischer, director of the British Museum, said he would be “honoured and delighted” to display the depiction of the Norman Conquest, hailing news that France had approved a loan to the UK as “a gesture of extraordinary generosity”. Tom TugendhatCredit:Victoria Jones/PA While the arrangements for the loan of the tapestry from the Bayeux Museum in Normandy to the UK are in their nascent stages, the move has been hailed by Theresa May who has already faced lobbying over its destination. Britain should loan France the Rosetta Stone in return for being allowed to borrow the Bayeux Tapestry, a senior Tory MP has said as the battle to host the relic began.The embroidered artwork is set to be displayed in the UK after Emmanuel Macron, the French president, gave the move his seal of approval.The loan of the 70m-long artwork, which depicts events of the 11th century leading up to the Norman conquest of England, means it will leave French shores for the first time in 950 years.The Telegraph understands the tapestry is destined to go on show at the British Museum in 2022, after curators have been in discussion with their French colleagues for some time.Tom Tugendhat, the Conservative chairman of the foreign affairs select committee, said Britain should return the favour and hand over a similarly historic item in the form of the Rosetta Stone. The temporary British home for the Bayeux Tapestry has yet to be confirmed, but the British Museum is understood to have been in quiet negotiations with its French colleagues over the loan. Sarah Hacker, Reading Borough Council’s lead councillor for culture, said: “We have the perfect place to display it. Perhaps the people of Bayeux would be interested in seeing our faithful replica made by the women of Leek Embroidery Society in 1885 in return.”A spokesman for the Élysée Palace said the loan was agreed in principle but would not take place for several years because work needed to be done on the Tapestry to ensure it was safe to move it. “It’s very symbolic for France and maybe even more for the UK,” he said. Mr Macron is expected to confirm the loan alongside Mrs May at an Anglo-French summit in Berkshire on Thursday. There has been speculation that the tapestry could be displayed in Canterbury, where it is said to have been made, and Battle, where the events depicted took place.Huw Merriman, the Tory MP for Bexhill and Battle, asked Mrs May at Prime Minister’s Questions to “put in a very good word for Battle Abbey in East Sussex”.Mrs May told him that Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary and MP for Hastings, was also vying for the right to host the tapestry.Reading emerged as a possible destination with the town’s museum already displaying a full-size copy of the tapestry. A spokesman confirmed that in principle the trustees are always willing to consider any loan requests.It is hoped that the tapestry will go on display at a blockbuster exhibition around 2022, with curators hoping to show it in the wider context of European history alongside its early medieval and Norman collections.A source said the museum was perfectly placed to house it, with the expertise to ensure its safe preservation, a permanent collection of objects to shed further light on the period, and the space to cope with the large number of visitors it would attract. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Hartwig Fischer, the director of the British Museum A section of the Bayeux Tapestry Tom Tugendhat A section of the Bayeux Tapestry Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and treasure at the British Museum, is an expert on the Tapestry.He wrote his PhD on Archaeological Authority of the Bayeux Tapestry and is a member of the Bayeux Tapestry Scientific Committee.Responding to news that France had agreed to loan the Tapestry to a venue in Britain, Mr Fischer said: “This would be a major loan, probably the most significant ever from France to the UK.”It is a gesture of extraordinary generosity and proof of the deep ties that link our countries.”A reciprocate loan from Britain to France has not yet been discussed. Hartwig Fischer, the director of the British Museum The artefact, dating from 196BC, carries inscriptions in Greek and Egyptian that first enabled hieroglyphics to be deciphered.Mr Tugendhat said Mr Macron’s decision to loan the tapestry was a “real demonstration on how diplomacy is done”.He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think that this is an opportunity for us to cement the relationship and actually one of the interesting items that we might perhaps think about lending – we would have to get the British Museum’s permission for it – is the Rosetta Stone which was discovered in Egypt by a French researcher, a French archaeologist, in the late 1700s.”last_img read more

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A Divided Community Will Give Rise To A Divided Nation

first_imgAll language groupings in The Gambia should refuse to be divided on the basis of blood lines. We should in fact strive to be united so as to promote national unity. The fire outbreak in Garawol is being investigated. At the moment the death of Mahamadou Ceesay has created a sense of distrust and disunity in Garawol based on caste lines. Foroyaa has called on the educated members of the Sarahule community both in English and Arabic to come together and enlighten the members of the communities to put aside traditional divisions and move towards unity to promote peace and national cohesion.It is important for all to realise that he best way of handling such community conflict is not to allow outsiders to come and be the judge of who is right and who is wrong. Under such circumstances some will feel isolated and are likely to accuse the outsiders of biasness.However it should be known that the world is watching and millions of Africans who have been transported and sold into slavery in the west will be traumatized if they are told that the African communities at home are at war because of caste conflict. Foroyaa is still appealing for immediate action to be taken to bring the communities together for the sake of the national interest.last_img read more

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Opposition says make Jitneys legit

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPDM Leader Sharlene Robinson in speaking to media about tourism, the sudden resignation of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the illegal jitney situation and tourism notice said a PDM government would simply create a class so that the jitney system can function, but regulated. “What about those ladies that would have fall prey to something untoward, and that are still having to use it.  You know I think that it is really sad that the government would have allowed something like that to have come from any official desk under this government.” This is hidden revenue, but right in your face, so it is a simple amendment to the legislation, you’re not asking for a complete route to be done, because that is something that has to come as well with bus services, but right now you have cars that cab be up to standard.”Hon Robinson also thought the Ministry of Tourism’s message ofThursday was in poor taste.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “Introduce the class, all you have to do is amend the legislation, introduce a class that will cover, regulate and make sure that the vehicles are of course licensed and insured, and you get revenue from it.  last_img read more

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Update Police Investigate Death of male

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are continuing their investigation into the death of 24 year old Guillot Pierre who died on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.Detectives are treating this investigation as a Homicide and two males, ages 21 and 29, have been arrested on suspicion of Manslaughter in connection to this incident.Richard Gail also known as ‘Richardson’ or ‘Rich Boi’ who is a suspect in the matter is being sought by the police. Investigations into this matter are ongoing.We are appealing to persons who may have any information of Richard’s whereabouts or any information that may assist in this investigation, to please contact us at 338-5901 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477.Press Release: RTCIPFlast_img read more

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San Diego golfer cards two holeinones in the same round

first_imgSan Diego golfer cards two hole-in-one’s in the same round! Posted: July 11, 2018 , July 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsRANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) – The odds of the average golfer sinking a hole in one are approximately 12,500 to 1. The odds of hitting two holes in one in the same round? A staggering 67 million to 1.As KUSI’s Rick Willis discovered, nobody told those odds to Roman Friedrich, who carded his first aces ever in a recent round at Fairbanks Ranch County Club. Updated: 12:33 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports Tags: Fairbanks Ranch, Roman Friedrich FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Quader smells BNPs sabotage warns of stern actions

first_imgObaidul Quader file photoAwami League general secretary Oabidul Quader on Thursday warned the opposition BNP of dire consequences if it does excesses in the name of movement before the general elections.His warning came in the wake of the BNP’s joining of Kamal Hossain-led National Unity Process and the party’s announcement to hold a public rally in the city on Saturday.“The consequence of excesses won’t be pleasant [for the BNP]. If you issue threats, we won’t play flute staying at home,” Quader told newsmen after a meeting of AL presidium members and the party’s associate bodies at its Bangabandhu Avenue office.The AL leader, reacting to the planned BNP rally on 29 September, asked, “When will the BNP rally be held? It is not yet finalised. Will you hold rally on 29 September by force? Will you hold it without permission?”Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, mentioned that that the BNP leaders had not been able to take to the street for 10 minutes in the past 10 years.“Now all of a sudden you started doing excesses to make up for your failure and to please Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman,” he said addressing the BNP leaders.About the ‘citizens’ rally’ of the AL-led 14-party alliance, the general secretary, however, pointed out that the alliance would organise a rally at Mohanagar Natya Mancha and “it’s not any counter programme”.Obaidul Quader claimed that the ruling camp is not at all concerned at the emergence of the new opposition alliance. “We have no concern; we’re cautious, however.”He still alleged, “We are witnessing the symptoms of rise of evil forces in politics. They are trying to create instability in the country.”Criticising the opposition’s national unity process, Quader pointed out that US-based International Republican Institute’s (IRI) recent survey showed that popularity of AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina is 66 per cent and that of the party 64 per cent.“How is a national unity possible ignoring majority of the people? Quader asked and terming Kamal Hossain-led platform as unity of the ‘nationalist and communal force’.Quader further expressed his views that the unity of 20 parties with 10 parties is vulnerable.He argued that the BNP will not be able to take any decision without its main ally Jamaat-e-Islami.Badruddoza Chowdhury-led Jukta Front (United Front) has already set a condition to kick out Jamaat from the BNP alliance to float an anti-government alliance, Quader added.The AL general secretary also expressed his confidence that “We will face them politically if anarchy, sabotage and disorder are unleashed in the name of movement. The law enforcement will also tackle with iron hand.”He said the AL will organise a week-long mass contact programmes across the country from 1 October.National elections are due in December or January and the opposition parties that boycotted the parliamentary polls of 2014, demand poll-time neutral administration for free and fair ballot in the country.last_img read more

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Virtual Reality Breaks New Ground At Super Bowl LI

first_imgYes, we get it: Super Bowl it’s about the game. But then, it’s not just about the game. Aside from live music, cool art exhibitions and food offerings, virtual reality has taken center stage at Discovery Green’s Super Bowl Live event.Both NASA and Chevron have put together VR experiences for visitors and locals to have the kind of fun that they could get at any amusement park.  Chevron is letting visitors explore a 360 degree view of their largest deep water offshore platform, as one of the activities located at the Houston Live area.If you are not in Houston but still want to experience what VR is all about, you can either watch the video on your mobile phone with VR goggles, or simply move it around to see a 360 degrees perspective.NASA has gone for a more blockbuster approach with a VR thrill ride simulating a trip to Mars and back with a 90 foot free fall.Houston Super Bowl Host Committee“Future Flight” at Super Bowl LI will share the incredible journey to Mars and beyond.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/01134522/FutureFlight_Flat_View.mp400:0000:0002:37Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharelast_img read more

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Missing city girl found in Bengaluru

first_imgMissing city girl found in BengaluruKolkata: A 16-year-old girl, who went missing from the city, has been rescued from Bengaluru and brought back to Kolkata. Sources said the girl went missing in the beginning of August and subsequently her family members lodged a complaint with the police. They initiated a probe and was undertaking various measures to find her out. In the meantime, city police got information that the local police have rescued a girl in Bengaluru and came to know that she is the same girl, who went missing from Kolkata. A team comprising officers of Kolkata Police went to Bengaluru and brought her back. During investigation, cops came to know that the girl was confined to a rented room in Bengaluru. Acting on a tip off, local police conducted a raid and rescued the girl . They have detained one and are in search for another person in this connection . City police suspect that the girl was taken to Bengaluru after giving false assurances.last_img read more

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Online OPD booking proving a boon for patients at SSKM

first_imgKolkata: A large number of patients visiting SSKM Hospital have already started reaping the benefits of online outpatient department (OPD) booking system introduced by the state Health department, as they no longer have to stand in long queues.According to the sources in the hospital, the number of patients standing in queues for collecting tickets at various OPDs has considerably gone down ever since the new system was introduced. The new system has been able to provide hassle-free treatment to the patients. A senior doctor of a department in the hospital on Wednesday said that earlier, some of the doctors used to face problems while parking their vehicles due to the long queues outside the OPDs. But now, the length of the queues has been cut short due to the implementation of online booking. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources, earlier as many as 12,000 patients used to visit various OPDs on an average at SSKM but number has recently gone down, as many patients and their family members have started using the online booking system. Rathin Tarafdar, a resident of Santoshpur area in the Southern fringes of the city visited the hospital on Wednesday after booking a ticket online. He said: “The online OPD booking system is an extremely beneficial platform for the patients coming to the hospital from far-flung areas across the state. Previously, the patients had to come to the hospital early in the morning.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that a patient has to pay a token amount of Rs 2 at various OPD counters in the hospital, for obtaining a ticket. But in case of online booking, the patients don’t have to pay any money. The system has been introduced at the hospital on an experimental basis, while other medical colleges would soon replicate the model, a Health department official said. The patients need to visit the Health department’s website www.wbhealth.gov.in, where they will get an icon that reads ‘e-governance’ on the left column of the page. The patients have to click the button, which will take them to another page that says ‘OPD ticket booking’.last_img read more

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CP3 is demanding Rondo is just difficult

first_imgCP3 is demanding. Rondo is just difficultThe fight between Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo during the Lakers/Rockets early season matchup resulted in ejections, suspensions, and fans and players taking sides between two players who have been labeled as historically bad teammates.Colin thinks friction between Paul and his teammates is due to his being demanding, but he has shown an ability to co-exist with coaches. Rondo is just flat out difficult to deal with and can’t get a long with anyone. When it comes to working with difficult or demanding, Colin will take demanding every single time.Also:– Everyone in the NFC North is loading up, except the Packers– Luke Walton isn’t the Lakers’ biggest problem– Dodgers in a World Series Game 1 fogGuests:Albert Breer – MMQB Senior Writer, Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst, and Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst.last_img read more

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Google and Binomial come together to opensource Basis Universal Texture Format

first_imgYesterday, the team at Google and Binomial announced that they have partnered to open source the Basis Universal texture codec, a supercompressed GPU texture and texture video compression system. It is used for improving the performance of transmitting images on the web and also within the desktop and mobile applications while maintaining GPU efficiency. This system fills an important gap in the graphics compression ecosystem and further complements earlier work in Draco geometry compression, used for compressing and decompressing 3D geometric meshes and point clouds. The Basis Universal texture format is also 6-8 times smaller than JPEG on the GPU, also a great alternative to current GPU compression methods that are inefficient. It is used to create compressed textures that work well for use cases such as games, maps, photos, virtual & augmented reality, small-videos, etc. Without a universal texture format, developers either have to use GPU formats and take the storage size or else use other formats with reduced storage size. But it is difficult to maintain too many different GPU formats as it is a burden on the whole ecosystem including GPU manufacturers to software developers to the end user. Image source: Google blog How does Basis Universal texture format work? First, the image needs to be compressed using the encoder and the quality settings that suit the project needs to be chosen. Users can also submit multiple images for small videos or optimization purposes. The transcoder code needs to be inserted before rendering that turns the intermediary format into GPU format that can be easily readable the computer. This way the image stays compressed throughout the process, and even on the GPU. So, the GPU will read only the parts it needs to read instead of decoding and reading the whole image. Major improvements The Basis Universal texture format now supports up to 16K codebooks for both endpoints and selectors for higher quality textures. It uses a new prediction scheme for block endpoints. With this release, the RLE codes are implemented for all symbol types for high efficiency on simpler textures. Google’s official blog post reads, “With this partnership, we hope to see the adoption of the transcoder in all major browsers to make performant cross-platform compressed textures accessible to everyone via the WebGL API, and the forthcoming WebGPU API.” To know more about this news, check out Google’s blog post. Read Next G Suite administrators’ passwords were unhashed for 14 years, notifies Google Tor Browser 8.5, the first stable version for Android, is now available on Google Play Sore! Google announces Glass Enterprise Edition 2: an enterprise-based augmented reality headsetlast_img read more

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NDRC companies now worth €600m with €250m in followon investment raised to

first_imgNDRC’s portfolio of companies has passed the landmark €250 million in follow-on investment to date, with 2018 seeing more than €50 million secured by startups both in Ireland and abroad. This represents a 30 per cent increase in 2018.16 NDRC-backed businesses raised more than €500,000 in investment in 2018, while nine secured more than €1 million. Nuritas, a 2015 NDRC investee, was a particularly notable example following a €30 million EIB investment. This represents the first time that the European Investment Bank has invested in an Irish biotech company.The total value of companies invested in by NDRC since its inception has risen by 25 per cent to more than €600 million, crossing the half-billion threshold for the first time.The portfolio of companies invested in now stands at 286 following the running of four accelerator programmes in 2018. With its pre-acceleration and other activities taken into account, NDRC has worked with more than 500 businesses through various programmes since its foundation. Beyond this, hundreds more businesses have benefitted from NDRC’s assistance as they sought their own Best Place to Start.The year saw the inaugural NDRC at ArcLabs investment accelerator programme launched in Waterford, with the completion of the second NDRC at PorterShed investment programme in Galway in December. NDRC runs regional accelerator programmes in partnership with Galway City Innovation District, Waterford Institute of Technology and Enterprise Ireland.In 2018 NDRC also continued its delivery of expertise on an international stage, working with the Oman Technology Fund in the provision of accelerator services in the region.Other results from 2018 show that more than 1,000 high-value, high-quality jobs have been created by NDRC-backed companies to date, with one-quarter of those based outside of Ireland, reflecting the globally scalable nature of the startups.NDRC took the opportunity to exit iCabbi during 2018 after a subsidiary of French carmaker Renault invested heavily in the company. This contributed to total realisations for the year of more than €1 million.Interest in NDRC accelerator programmes remains strong, with more than 500 applications received for the four investment programmes NDRC ran during 2018, with Xpanse AI, PlanDomino, Cerebreon and LiveCosts each securing the opportunity for follow-on investment from NDRC after their respective Investor Showcases.NDRC sources and builds digital startups to invest in and work with, supplying them with an integrated offering of knowledge, experience, expertise and a modest amount of capital, enabling them to become market-ready faster, more successfully and more efficiently than otherwise.Ben Hurley, CEO of NDRC: “NDRC’s pursuit of building a sustainable pipeline of high quality, high potential startups showed ever greater signs of success during 2018, with strong growth in follow-on investment through the likes of Nuritas, Artomatix, EnteraSense, Pharmapod and Cortechs, alongside the exit of iCabbi, adding to impressive results across the board.“During 2018 we recognised our first Decade of Investing with a series of events with our stakeholders and alumni of companies, allowing us to reflect on what has been a fruitful intervention into the startup ecosystem. However, our work is not done.“Our economy has several significant dependencies beyond the State’s control. NDRC is about building resilience into our economy by developing a national, indigenous startup ecosystem by investing in, and building up startups.“While Ireland is approaching full employment, the international trading environment is less than certain. Now is not the time to be complacent about the future prospects of our economy. As a state, we need to support entrepreneurial activity and ensure our startup environment meets the standards set by our competitors. Building high value globally focussed scalable companies remains as important as ever. NDRC is looking forward to that challenge.“For more than 10 years, NDRC has been the beacon and investor in this space and we continue to innovate with new offerings in 2019 and exciting plans for our next fund.”last_img read more

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Top 5 Problems Artificial Intelligence Can Solve in Logistics

first_imgIf you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking By Ashish Goyal Artificial Intelligence has hit the global world by storm. Nearly every sector has been under the influence of technologies driven by AI. It might sound like a cliché, or a buzz or hype but statistics voice a different opinion. According to the research done by Forbes Insights, almost 65% of industrial leaders reckon that the face of logistics and supply management is undergoing a profound transformation. Thanks to Artificial intelligence for unleashing the true potential of the e-commerce website development industry.With nearly 36% of organizations worldwide adopting AI in logistics, it is expected that productivity would rise by 40% by 2035. Undeniably, the technology would outperform the existing solution while revamping the industry on a whole.An OverviewAI, the power-packed technology drives immense attention of leaders, not because it is into talks or has huge numbers to back the same. The popularity of the technology is attributed to the bundle of benefits uncovered post its application. From mimicking human functionalities to automating tasks, replicating systems and driving actions through data, Artificial Intelligence has all that takes to revolutionize the industry of supply chain management.To be precise, AI perceives information, drive over data, understand and further blend in technology to generate solutions. No wonder, the world is undergoing a dramatic shift from being manual to semi-technical and finally, to digital.Use Case of AI in LogisticsSo, enough of ideologies and theoretical concoction! Let me walk you through the different use cases of AI in the industry of logistics and supply chain management.Automated WarehousingArtificial Intelligence has altered the face of logistics right from data collection to management of inventory. Embedding the technology of deep learning aided with artificial intelligence, the logistics industry has witnessed a rise in productivity and leverage, efficiency.One of the most important applications of warehouse automation predicting the demands of products and automate orders. Also, the automated warehouse has the propensity to manage inventory effectively. Managing, storing, and automating tasks tend to eliminate errors and further enhance the solution offered.Smarter RoadsSmart cars are what you might have heard of, right?  But what do we mean when we say, smarter roads. Here is where artificial intelligence popped up in the industry. An array of companies is now actively working on integrating technology to build highways with LED panels. Such panels are heated using solar energy and prevent the road from turning slippery.Autonomous VehiclesLogistics and supply chain management is one such industry that entails transportation and so needs to be done accurately. Driverless cars have been into the discussion for a long time for personal purposes but now it has hit the transportation industry too.Logistics and supply chain management industries are now vesting in AI is driven vehicles to streamline the transport of goods and services. Sensors and cameras are embedded in the trucks to keep track of the vehicle, determine the distance traveled and narrow down the time undertaken to deliver the same.Back End AI WorkAll the back end task of logistics and supply chain management, when done manually, consumes a lot of time and also costs you a lot. Artificial intelligence, when integrated to back end job of logistics, is proven to not only optimize the task but at the same time cut down on the unwanted task. Further, automating task help reduce error and increase the effectiveness of the work.Predict DemandsData-driven solutions, when embedded with artificial intelligence, enable industry leaders to improve and enhance the product demands. It is always important to stay abreast of the needs of customers and likewise, serve the same. Today, AI uses an array of tools to predict customer behavior, track trends and likewise better the customer experience.Startups Using AIThe technology has booming potential and so the new-age companies are vesting in the same to fuel their business growth.Here, we have a list of the top 5 logistics startup penetrating towards the implementation of artificial intelligence.RivigoA technology-driven logistics company, Rivigo has streamlined the entire operation of delivery and supply chain management. The company focuses on delivering reliable solutions by building a network of transportation and aiding transparency. Rivigo was launched back in 2014 and continues to disrupt the sector through cutting edge technology.ShippoA newbie in the logistics company, shippo aims to build a solution for warehouses, marketplaces and at times, indulge in e-commerce website development. The prime aim of the company is to develop software solutions, one that fosters effective logistics operations. The company integrates artificial intelligence to automate inventory management, back end task and also determine routes for optimal delivery of products.Optimus RideAs the name suggests, the company is all about vehicle automation. The Optimus ride is an MIT spinoff company based out of Boston. It aims to build solutions that customize self-delivery options while adhering to the need for a sustainable and efficient system layered on top of mobility.TrukkyTrucks are all that this company deals with. The firm layers technology on logistics to leverage transportation. It revolutionizes the way supply management leaders hire trucks and further track them down to stay abreast with goods delivery. Using the feature of live tracking, rate index, and three-step hiring, the company voices transparency.BlackBuckA promising startup company, Blackbuck is an engagement platform for the fleet operators and the shippers. With the technology-driven platform, they aim to solve issues linked to route optimization, price discovery, on-time dispatch and many more. Found in the year 2015, blackbuck has witnessed tremendous success in the event of rendering AI-driven solutionsClosureThis is not an end but the start. Every day new companies are provocatively investing both their time and money in AI-driven tools to automate a task, and streamline results. And why not, the technology, till date, has proven to enhance solutions to leverage revenue. They have done it in the past and they continue to conquer almost every sphere of life.Author BioAshish Goyal is a Business Growth Strategist at a leading eCommerce web Development Company. He understands startups, enterprises, and their needs well. Apart from that, he is an expert in lead generation and inbound marketing. He has also handled the marketing and growing operations. He loves to help businesses in improving their online brand visibility and sales. You can join Ashish via LinkedIn.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => Irish Tech News now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. 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Fire safety tips for the home

first_imgKZN Emergency Medical Services attend to multiple cases every year that involve fires, and the number of incidents increase as winter approaches and during the winter months.Fires can be caused if cables are connected to a power source illegally or unsafe wiring, where the wiring has not been done correctly. Plug points are also often over-loaded, with multiple devices connected to a plug.When needing to use candles, gas stoves or braziers, consider the following safety points:DON’T:1- Leave candles or cookers unattended.2- Leave cooking pots unattended while they are being used on a stove.3- Allow children to play around fires.4- Use candles or cookers near curtains or on an uneven surface.5- Use illegal or unsafe electric connections. If there is a fire or it is suspected that there may be a fire, immediate action needs to be taken.1- Raise the alarm/wake up others in the house. This may also mean neighbours, depending on the living arrangements.2- Evacuate the building – crawl if necessary.3- If clothes are on fire, lie on the floor and roll.4- Only put water on burn wounds.5- Remove burnt clothing and jewellery from burnt areas of the body.Despite there being many aspects of fire safety, these are a few basic concepts that can help prevent the start and spread of fires, which can not only cause burns but also severe complications from inhaling the smoke.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Egyptian president EU to focus on economy

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) – An official says Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi and European Union leaders will discuss the bloc’s participation in a financial relief package for Egypt that could reach up to $10 billion.Morsi, who is making his first visit to the West, is holding talks Thursday with EU President Herman Van Rompuy, executive head Jose Manuel Barroso and EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton.center_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Morsi, who is hoping to carry out structural reforms to overhaul Egypt’s ailing economy, is seeking a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, but more could be required.The EU plans to contribute loans and grants but has not yet decided how much, according to a senior EU official who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top Stories last_img read more

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Earthquake that hit SA close to JHB felt in Ladysmith

first_imgLadysmith – An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale had its epicentre in Orkney, in the North West Province.The quake, which happened less than 30 minutes ago, was felt throughout most of South Africa.Several residents phoned in to report they felt the tremors. No damage has been reported.More info HERE WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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Wednesdays One Minute Warm Up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Uhhhh….guys….IPFW just upset #3 Indiana. This kid celebrated by… drinking bleach pic.twitter.com/quiv0S2LHp— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 23, 2016Gotta love Michigan’s commitment to eliminating the letter “M” from literally everything this weekThree.ore.Days.#BeatTTUN pic.twitter.com/jGZ130gi38— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 23, 2016The quote of the dayI’ve experienced the highs and I’ve experienced the lows. Both are better than living in the middle. – J. J. Watt— Great Sports Quotes (@SportsMotto) November 23, 2016The Montana HS state title game was won on this walk-offTen ways to be a great teammateGreat list from my man @CoachJPClark. A coach and leader on the rise. pic.twitter.com/GwmjL1rN5t— Jon Gordon (@JonGordon11) November 23, 2016Bet you didn’t see this one comingThis video is spectacular pic.twitter.com/lBZ9n7Qva0— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) November 21, 2016Real classy move here after upsetting the #3 team in the countryPretty great stuff here from IPFW’s @coachcoffman. https://t.co/wCuQL0r4fi— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) November 23, 2016The best from yesterday:Sources: Baylor zeroing in on Chad MorrisWhat’s on the line this weekend? EverythingChris Petersen: “There is no way I would coach and let 18-year olds control my happiness”The NFL is reportedly looking at ways to shorten game timesFootballScoop Pick ‘Em: Rivalry Week To get the blood pumping:Butch Jones’ “champions of life” quote has taken on a life of its ownChampions pic.twitter.com/WVyiwxVVQg— gmannVOLS (@gmannVOLS) November 23, 2016last_img read more

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Watch what you tweet applies to coaches too

first_imgJust about every week, you’ll see a tweet like this go viral among Football Twitter.Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence…Actually glad I got to see the ‘real’ person before we offered him.— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) July 30, 2014 Came across an awful Twitter account today. Shame the kid was a really good player…On to the next one…get a clue!— Coach Justin Stepp (@coachjstepp) January 8, 2016Any recruits wondering if that advice really applied to them saw some real life examples pop up over the summer. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader had his MLB All-Star Game debut ruined when racist tweets he sent as a teenager emerged while he was on the mound. “There’s no excuse for what was said, and, you know, I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said and what’s been going on,” he said. “It doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs going on now.”That wasn’t the end of it, though. Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner were also forced to apologize when bigoted tweets they sent as teenagers came back to haunt them as adults.Fast forward to this week, when another “watch what you tweet” admonishment went viral.That’s Texas Wesleyan offensive coordinator Kyle Cox. A TCU graduate and Dallas native, Cox was a graduate assistant on Gary Patterson’s staff before crossing Fort Worth to join the NAIA school’s staff in 2017 as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. He was promoted to offensive coordinator ahead of this season.However, after Cox’s tweet went viral, someone dug into his own archives to find the exact types of tweets he told recruits not to send. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixcenter_img Fast forward to Wednesday, when this happened:Texas Wesleyan values an inclusive community and takes all accusations seriously. Football coach Kyle Cox was suspended this morning, pending the completion of an investigation into recent allegations.— Texas Wesleyan (@TexasWesleyan) August 22, 2018“You’ve just got to work through it,” Texas Wesleyan head coach Joe Prud’homme told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Just have to work through it.”Cox’s career has been harmed, perhaps permanently, by tweets he sent as a college student. Perhaps they don’t reflect his views now. Perhaps he was joking. Either way, Cox is now living proof of what he himself told recruits not to do.last_img read more

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