Interview Is this little cube the next healthy drinks trend

first_imgShare with your network: Tags: AustriaSIAL 2018WaterdropWaterdrop Microdrink As well as selecting great tasting flavours, Microdrink conveys its natural, healthy philosophy through its packaging.“We [design] this all in-house. We have a product designer, who is also our co-founder, who has collaborated with an artist […] who both designed the bottles and the packaging. Everything is also very functional, so it’s not just about beauty, but has a sense.”That functionality is emphasised in Waterdrop’s healthy living ethos.Jazwinski continued: “We want to encourage people to shift away from sugary, bottled beverages, and really get more into the consciousness of drinking more water, living healthily, and using natural fruit and plant extracts instead of artificial aromas to drink more water.“As we are a young company, we really had great networking abilities here at SIAL. We hope that within the next weeks and months we will find someone to help us enter more European markets – everything beside Austria, Germany, and Denmark.”For more content like this, follow FoodBev’s YouTube channel or subscribe to FoodBev magazine.Presented by: Alex ClereEdited by: Harriet Jachec At SIAL Paris 2018, FoodBev’s Alex Clere spoke with Olivia Jazwinski, account manager for Waterdrop Microdrink.Conceived in Austria, Waterdrop is a new way to “encourage people to drink more water”: a selection of small cubes, in different flavours, that can be dropped into plain water to release various functional benefits.Jazwinski explained: “We have six flavours so far. One is about relaxing the body, another is for focus and so on. You should have the choice between these flavours and how, or what, you want to drink.”center_img Interview: Is this little cube the next healthy drinks trend?Posted By: News Deskon: November 07, 2018In: Beverage, Functional, Industries, Ingredients, Innovation, Interviews, New products, Videos, WaterPrintEmaillast_img read more

Key moments from Michael Cohens explosive testimony – video

first_imgShare on Twitter Share via Email Last modified on Thu 28 Feb 2019 05.48 EST Donald Trump Donald Trump Topics Key moments from Michael Cohen’s explosive testimony – video,Play Video From his business dealings with Russia to illegal hush money for adult film star Stormy Daniels – watch the highlights from former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s blockbuster testimony to congressDonald Trump ‘a racist, a conman’ who committed crimes as president – Cohen 3:32 Wed 27 Feb 2019 14.19 EST Shares9393 Russia Share on Facebook Source: Reuters Michael Cohenlast_img read more

My Emotional Compass App

first_imgIndividuals with traumatic brain injury (or TBI) “frequently experience damage to regions of the brain and neural networks involved with processing emotions.  As a result, many survivors have trouble identifying, labeling, and expressing their emotions, a condition known as alexithymia.”  This is where My Emotional Compass could prove useful.As many as 60% of individuals with moderate to severe TBI experience alexithymia.  My Emotional Compass is an app that helps these individuals put their feelings into words.  The goal of the app is to give patients with TBI better insights to their emotions, so they’re better able to control them and communicate them to others.The app is based on a study led by Dr. Dawn Neumann at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI).  Here is a brief synopsis of the study:“[The study] involved patients, who, on average, had experienced a traumatic brain injury at least eight years prior.  They underwent eight, one-hour emotional awareness training sessions with a research therapist.  The results were promising.”The app will encourage users to use specific labels.  The more emotional the labels, the more points the user receives.Features of My Emotional Compass:Methodically guides people through a series of guided prompts, helping them to best describe the emotions they are feelingBuilt-in charting helps you track your progressThis app is the result of over four years of evidence-based research by Dr. Dawn Neumann at RHIIt is recommended patients use the app in collaboration with a clinician, such a psychologist or speech language pathologistAvailable for iOS devicesClick here to learn more!Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU396 – My Emotional Compass with Dr. Dawn Neumann PhDDecember 28, 2018In “Assistive Technology Update”Brain Power: The Road to RehabilitationMarch 25, 2015In “Communication”Building Support for People with Brain InjuriesMarch 28, 2018In “Apps”last_img read more

Telaria Is First Video Management Platform to Institute Comprehensive Transparency Initiative

first_imgBuilds on Platform-Wide Audit and Reinforces Commitment to Accountability and Trust in the Advertising Technology IndustryTelaria, the complete software platform to manage video advertising for premium publishers, announced two major initiatives that will increase transparency for brand advertisers on its Video Management Platform (VMP):“Advertisers are increasingly demanding greater transparency to ensure every dollar they spend is going towards impactful media that moves their businesses forward. We believe greater clarity within programmatic is necessary for brands to continue to shift dollars to digital”1. Log Level Auction Mechanics – provides brands and agencies with bidding insights to inform them that auctions are operating in a fair, clean and transparent manner.2. Aggregated Take Rates – enables brands and agencies to have a more transparent view of their ad spend across the supply chain.Marketing Technology News: Vodafone Idea and IBM in Five Year, Multi-Million-Dollar Engagement to Advance the Future of Telco with Hybrid Cloud, and AIThese new initiatives, which build on Telaria’s industry-leading transparency program, add an additional layer of clarity for buyers and brands as they continually assess and optimize their spending across the ecosystem, and, in the process, help brands feel more confident in moving additional spend to digital. Telaria is the only video management platform certified by a big four consulting firm to be 100% fee transparent.Telaria’s publisher fee, based on a fixed contract, is not dependent on the demand partner or demand activity level.Publisher partners are always able to see the exact bid from the DSP, the clearing price, and Telaria’s publisher fee.Telaria has never charged buyers fees on top of the clearing price.Marketing Technology News: itelligence Receives 2019 SAP Pinnacle Award: SAP Global Platinum Reseller of the Year“Advertisers are increasingly demanding greater transparency to ensure every dollar they spend is going towards impactful media that moves their businesses forward. We believe greater clarity within programmatic is necessary for brands to continue to shift dollars to digital,” said Katie Evans, Chief Operating Officer at Telaria. “Our conversations with buyers strongly suggest that in the near future media spend will shift to fully transparent inventory sources. As an independent technology company whose mission is to power the content viewers love, we will continue to ensure publishers are successful in monetizing their premium content with the world’s largest brands.”Marketing Technology News: Qlik Completes Acquisition of Attunity DSPKatie EvansMarketing TechnologyNewsTelariavideo advertisingvideo management platform Previous ArticleNtooitive Expands Connected TV PlatformNext ArticleSAP Extends Its Leadership in AI-Powered Intelligent ERP with SAP S/4HANA Telaria Is First Video Management Platform to Institute Comprehensive Transparency Initiative PRNewswireMay 8, 2019, 3:09 pmMay 8, 2019 last_img read more

Nintendo Unveils New Switch With Significantly Longer Battery Life

first_img Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen Little Rudy From ‘Cosby Show’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 40 Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Tragedy of Marie Osmond Just Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder Earlier this year, we heard rumors of two new Switches that Nintendo would supposedly launch. The Switch Lite was recently announced, which confirmed both its own existence. Now, Nintendo has unveiled a second Switch update. The new model has drastically improved battery life and no other differences and will sell for the same $299 base price.Note: The fact that Nintendo isn’t claiming other differences doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a few. It does, however, mean that they’ll likely be small and incidental.The old Switch had an estimated battery life of 2.5 – 6.5 hours. The new Switch has an estimated battery life of 4.5 – 9 hours. Do the math, and that works out to a 1.8x increase at the low end and a 1.4x increase at the top. Even if the exact figures are wrong, the new Switch should live much longer than the old one on the same charge.We already know, thanks to FCC filings, that Nintendo applied to put a new SoC and storage in the Switch, but it’d be obvious they had, even if we didn’t have that information. There are only three ways to improve battery life by 1.4x – 1.8x:Dramatically increase battery size and weight.Fix whatever broken software is wrecking overall power consumptionBuild a more power-efficient SoC, most likely on a lower process node.The original Switch still uses Nvidia’s Tegra X1, a 2015-era processor built on TSMC’s 20nm node. Data suggest that both the Switch Lite and the upgraded Switch use a T214 chip from Nvidia, codenamed Mariko. Mariko may be a die-shrunk version of Tegra X1 with backported security updates and support for LPDDR4x as opposed to LPDDR4. We don’t know the process node Mariko is built on, but there’s some evidence it may be capable of a higher clock speed than its predecessor. This also points to a node shrink, though we don’t know which process node Nvidia might have used (and there are plenty to choose from). A node shrink and the DRAM change would account for the improved power consumption.– Original T210 hardware has 4GB (retail) or 6GB (dev) LPDDR4 DRAM;– New T214 hardware has 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4x DRAM with planned support for 10nm chips;— Mike Heskin (@hexkyz) July 11, 2019If you want to pick up one of the new units, look for Switches with serial numbers starting with XKW; the model number is HAC-001(-01). We don’t have an exact date when the devices will launch in the US, but Nintendo has said to expect mid-August availability.Will We See A Switch Pro?The fact that Nintendo is putting a new SoC in a non-refreshed Switch makes it seem a lot less likely that we’ll see an upgraded Switch Pro in the near future. The simplest explanation for this is that Nintendo decided to spend the benefits of a new node entirely on extending battery life because that was the feature Switch gamers wanted most. Just improving battery life, however, may not have been enough of an upgrade for the company to feel like an entirely new higher-end product was warranted.The rumors around an upgraded Switch have always been vague. One possibility in all this is that Nintendo keeps the Switch as-is for now, but rolls out its own upgrade in 9-12 months, to better compete against the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Next. The goal, in this case, wouldn’t be direct competition — Nintendo is playing its own game on that front — but to make sure Switch stayed relevant in the overall hardware conversation, and that Nintendo demonstrated its own ability to deliver better hardware on a cadence. The degree of interest the company has in this step likely hinges on the degree to which it sees itself in competition with Sony and Microsoft in the first place.There are rumors that the new Switch’s GPU might be clocked at a higher default frequency, which would improve performance in games that aren’t memory bandwidth-limited, but we won’t know if the console delivers many performance improvements until it’s actually available.Now Read: PC Gamers Who Didn’t Play Classic Console Games Missed Out on Great ExperiencesNintendo Switch Controllers Are Beginning to Fail in Large NumbersNintendo Unveils Switch Lite, Coming Sept. 20 for $199 Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Elisha Cuthbert Anymore 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard This Happens in Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and You Never Noticed By Joel Hruska on July 17, 2019 at 3:14 pm 1 Comment Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Nintendo Unveils New Switch With Significantly Longer Battery Life Tagged In microsoftnvidiasonynintendoconsolesconsole gaming10nmSwitchtegraNintendo Switchpc gamesX1X2switch liteMarikoSwitch Pro Post a Comment 1 Commentlast_img read more

ET Deals Dell Core i7 156Inch 1080p Laptop 849 Seagate 8TB External

first_img If you are in the market for a new laptop for your family to use, the first system on this list is well suited for you to browse the web and for your kids to play games on. Or if you are looking to run games with excellent graphics detail, check the high-end CLX SET gaming desktop further down the page.Dell Inspiron 15 7580 Intel Core i7-8565U 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop w/ Nvidia GeForce MX250, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD ($849.99)This Inspiron notebook is targeted as a family-friendly solution that is capable of quickly browsing the web and running games at low settings. Dell is offering this system marked down from its regular retail price fo $1,209.99 to $849.99.Seagate Desktop 8TB External USB 3.0 HDD ($119.99)This external drive can hold an enormous amount of data that far exceeds the average persons needs. Amazon is offering this drive marked down from $139.99 to $119.99.Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition w/ Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ($60.99)This kit aims to make it easy to teach kids how to program. It comes with a Raspberry Pi 3, a protective case, a wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad and a book of code to help you get started. Right now it’s marked down from $149.99 to $60.99.CLX SET Gaming Intel Core i7-8700K Gaming Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 240 SSD and 1TB HDD ($1,099.00)This rather powerful desktop comes with an Intel Core i7-8700K processor and an Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card that permits it to run modern games with maxed out graphics settings. Right now you can get it from Walmart marked down from $1,599.99 to $1,099.00.Insignia 50-inch 4K UHD HDR Fire TV Edition Smart LED TV ($269.99)Insignia’s 50-inch 4K TV features HDR support and Amazon’s Fire TV software. This allows the TV to stream content from various sources, and it enables you to control your TV with voice commands using an included voice remote with Alexa support. If you missed out on getting one of these TVs for $249.99 on Amazon’s Prime Day, you may be in luck. Normally this model would cost $350.00, but right now you can get it for $269.99 from Amazon, which makes it just $20 more than what it cost on Prime Day.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions (20-40 Percent Off)An Amazon Kindle subscription gives you access to over a million titles for you to peruse and read at your leisure. Amazon is currently offering this service discounted between 20 and 40 percent off the regular retail price.6-Month Subscription w/ 20 Percent Discount: $47.861-Year Subscription w/ 33 Percent Discount: $80.302-Year Subscription w/ 40 Percent Discount: $143.80Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at TechBargains.com. ET Deals: Dell Core i7 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop $849, Seagate 8TB External HDD $119, Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition $60 We Finally Understand Why ‘Criminal Minds’ Got Canceled Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Real Reason Emma Watson Refuses to Do a Nude Scene ‘Legacies’ Season 2 Casts New Vampire As A Love Interest The Outrage Over Robert Pattinson As Batman Continues Lilly From ‘Princess Diaries’ Is 36 Now and Gorgeous Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous 0 Comments The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman By Michael Sexton on July 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 0 Commentslast_img read more

Pixel 4 XL Leak Confirms Big Bezel No Notch

first_img Why The Hound May Have Been ‘GOT’s’ Most Important Character Tagged In smartphonesgoogleandroidPixelleakspixel 4pixel 4 xl Post a Comment 4 Comments The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Ever Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Sun Baby From ‘Teletubbies’ Is 22 Now & Unrecognizably Gorgeous You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Pixel 4 XL Leak Confirms Big Bezel, No Notch The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman Completely Ridiculous Reasons Actors Were Denied Roles The Real Reason Captain Marvel Was Barely in ‘Endgame’ 4 Comments Google’s track record for Pixel phone secrecy is spotty at best. There are always some leaks here and there, and last year a crate of Pixel 3 XLs “fell off a truck” in Russia. Nothing that informative has happened yet this time around, but there are some new renders of the upcoming Pixel 4 XL. Unlike in past years, Google isn’t playing dumb with its upcoming phone launch. The company’s Made by Google Twitter account posted a shadowy picture of the phone after the last round of render leaks. That image left a lot to the imagination, but the new leaked render puts it all on display. This leak comes from OnLeaks, who has been very reliable in the past. OnLeaks gets access to leaked CAD files for phones, and then creates renders based on them. The last Pixel leak featured the smaller Pixel 4, but this time it’s the Pixel 4 XL. This one also includes the screen placement and size, whereas the last leak skipped over that part. We already know what the back of the phone will look like — that was in Google’s Twitter post. There’s a square camera module has three sensors, two of which are probably cameras. The third is most likely a time-of-flight sensor. There is no fingerprint sensor on the back. So, Google has either gone to in-display sensor technology or has ditched the fingerprint sensor in favor of 3D face unlock.  On the front, the Pixel 4 XL reportedly has a 6.25-inch screen that hugs the bottom of the device more closely than the top. There’s no notch, though. The Pixel 3 XL was roundly criticized for the massive notch that ate up about half of the status bar for no good reason — the phone still had a gigantic chin at the bottom. This year, the Pixel avoids that with asymmetrical bezels. Whether that’s an improvement is largely an aesthetic judgment. The slightly larger top bezel houses two front-facing cameras and two other small sensors of unknown nature. Some combination of cameras or other sensors could form the basis of Google’s rumored 3D face unlock system. The overall phone body measures 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm. That makes it slightly larger in all dimensions than the Galaxy S10+. So, it’ll be a very big phone. We expect Google to announce the Pixel 4 and 4 XL in October — that’s when all its past Made by Google events have taken place.Now read:Google Settles Pixel Class Action Lawsuit, Will Pay Owners Up to $500Google Says Pixel 3 Sales Are Worse Than Pixel 2New Leak Shows Google Pixel 3 XL in White Lilly From ‘Princess Diaries’ Is 36 Now and Gorgeous Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Ryan Whitwam on July 8, 2019 at 12:13 pmlast_img read more

2020 Corvette Launches MidEngine 495 hp More Tech Less Than 60K

first_img2020 Corvette Launches: Mid-Engine, 495 hp, More Tech, Less Than $60K By Bill Howard on July 19, 2019 at 9:35 am Iconic Movie Scenes These Actors Totally Regret Filming 62 Comments ‘Endgame’ Director Finally Clears Up That Huge Thanos Plot Hole TUSTIN, CA — The eighth-generation of America’s best and best-known performance car launched here Thursday night. The 2020 Corvette is finally a mid-engine two-seater, as its architects have dreamed of for more than half a century. It has a strong dose of technology ranging from over-the-air updates to a standard 12-inch digital (LCD) instrument panel, a bigger head-up-display, and a GPS database that raises the low-slung car when it approaches a bump in the road or a sharply pitched driveway.The cheapest 2020 Corvette will cost “less than $60,o00” when it ships early in 2020, according to GM president Mark Reuss, one of the speakers at the event.  That’s a 6 percent increase over the least expensive 2019 Corvette. The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5 Is Already Planned Willow Smith’s Transformation is Turning Heads Lilly From ‘Princess Diaries’ Is 36 Now and Gorgeous Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet A 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray cutaway. The cockpit was moved forward 16.5 inches. While the new car is five inches longer (182) and two inches wider than the prior model, every cockpit dimension is the same or slightly less roomy for 2020. (A convertible is coming; just not at the beginning.)<><>123456789101112131415 This Is Where ‘The Man With the Golden Voice’ Ended Up Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Why This Corvette Is DifferentThe 66-year history of Corvette includes a long-running difference of opinion between GM’s sports-minded engineers, particularly Zora Arkus-Duntov, and cost-conscious financial staff. Duntov proposed better underpinnings to make early Corvettes drive as well as they looked. Fast-forward half a century and the C8 – Corvette, generation 8 – finally has one of the hallmarks of the highest-end sports cars, the mid-engine layout. Some say GM had only bad experiences with its few early mid-engine production cars, particularly the 1960s Corvair which was a) rear- not mid-engine, b) troubled not by the engine location as much as the low-cost rear suspension that came to the attention of a young Ralph (“Unsafe at Any Speed”) Nader even though c) the VW Beetle had the same “swing-axle” design and that didn’t pique Nader’s curiosity.The things you’ll read elsewhere about the C8 Corvette will often center on the mechanical differences, particularly moving a traditional small-block Chevy V8 with the very same bore spacing (distance between cylinders) as on the earliest Corvettes, from the front to behind the passenger compartment. The lone transmission choice is an eight-speed Tremec double-clutch transmission with a low first gear for tire-smoking acceleration (our words, not Chevy’s), closely spaced gears 2-3-4-5-6 to keep the car in the sweet spot of the power band, and long gears 7-8, meaning gears that let the engine run at highway speeds at less than 2,000 rpm, for fuel efficiency. With no driveshaft, the former transmission tunnel is now a piece of high-strength aluminum with a carbon fiber finisher (aero-smoothing) panel. Also to save space, the shifter linkage gives way to shift-by-wire gears: a Park-Reverse-Drive selector and paddle shifters.Magnetic ride control shocks are an option. They instantly adapt to changing road conditions; the same dampers can be stiff for sporty driving, soft for daily driving especially with a spouse/partner aboard who loves Corvettes with limousine rides.The wrap-around cockpit resembles a racecar cocoon. Or to some bigger drivers, it may seem a little confining. The 8-inch center stack display has a volume and a Home button; everything else is done by touch.More, Better High TechFor 2020, every Corvette gets a 12-inch LCD display. It’s mated with an 8-inch center stack LCD. To keep the dashboard uncluttered, the LCD has only a volume knob and a Home button; everything else is touch or voice. A head-up display is optional. Audio is by Bose: 10 speakers standard on entry trim models, 14 speakers including woofers in the door panels.A MyMode feature lets the driver cycle among preferred driving style configurations. A single “Z mode” (named after the Z06, ZR1, and Z51 performance packages) is activated by a steering wheel button lets the driver take a My Mode feature, add engine and transmission tweaks, and store that in the button for back-roads and track use.The Corvette adopts GM’s new “digital vehicle platform” for next-generation technologies. It minimizes wiring, allows faster data transmission, and enables higher-res displays. Other features are Chevy’s first one-touch Bluetooth pairing via a Near Field Communication patch, Qi wireless charging.Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder has been upgraded. It’s an integrated action camera/security, records lap times or point-to-point travel times, and even knows where you are on a racecourse for auto-calculation of lap info. Don’t trust valet parking? You can set it to record when the ignition is set to valet mode.First-generation Corvette C1 greets attendees to the 2020 Corvette C8 launch at the Tustin (CA) Blimp Hanger. The C1 cost $3,490 in 1953, equal to $33,500 in today’s dollars.Corvette HistoryCorvette launched in 1953, a decade before Porsche came out with the Porsche 911. Its best era was the 1970s, ironically at the time of the first oil embargos from the Middle East. In this decade, production ranged from a high of 42,000 in 2016 to a low of just under 10,000 last year. Sales and production numbers also followed the aging of the models which ran 5-10 years:First-generation (C1, 1953–1962)Second-generation (C2, 1963–1967)Third-generation (C3, 1968–1982)Fourth-generation (C4, 1984–1996)Fifth-generation (C5, 1997–2004)Sixth-generation (C6, 2005–2013)Seventh-generation (C7, 2014–2019)Eighth-generation (C8, 2020-)In comparison, the Porsche 911, often considered the most iconic sports car, has about 1.1 million units produced. (No Ferrari is remotely close to a million.) Porsche sales are throughout the world where Corvette sales are centered in North America. Porsche sold 35,000 911s last year, worldwide. But where the 911 by itself was Porsche Cars for decades, now it’s only a fraction of Porsche’s 256,000 worldwide sales last year, outsold by the Macaan compact SUV (86,000), Cayenne mid-size SUV (71,000), even the Panamera sedan (38,000). The 911 came out in 1963, at which point Corvette had a 70,000-unit head start. Porsche’s biggest market is China, followed by the US and Germany.Detroit-focused Campbell-Ewald ad agency campaign from a decade ago noted who gets sung about.More than a dozen songs have been written about the car, including “Little Red Corvette,” even if the lyrics meant something else, “Riding with Private Malone,” “Dead Man’s Curve,” “Shut Down,” “The Best Day,” “Corvette Dreams,” “The One I Loved Back Then,” and “Corvette Crusin’.”The Corvette has been the Indianapolis 500 pace car 16 times (17 when the C8 paces the 2020 race). It has been on the Car and Driver 10Best Cars list 20 times (Honda Accord has been on 33 times, BMW 3 Series 23 times). It has been Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1984 and 1998.Chevrolet produced 1.7 million Corvettes over seven generations since 1953. Production topped 50,000 in 1979 and 1984. This decade, production averaged 23,000 units a year. Note: Low figures such as 1983 are when most 1983 sales were assigned to 1984. New models were in 1953, 1963, 1968, 1984, 1997, 2005 and 2014.More Than 1.7 Million SoldChevrolet produced 1.7 million Corvettes over seven generations since 1953. Production topped 50,000 in 1979 and 1984. This decade, production averaged 23,000 units a year. Note: Low figures such as 1983 are when most 1983 sales were assigned to 1984.The car goes into production later this year at its sole production facility in Bowling Green, KY. First sales are due to be early in 2020. You will likely find few sub-$60K cars in the early allotments. Buyers will find dealer markups because that’s what the market will bear. While 100 Corvette owners staged their own polished cars outside the launch site, there will also be cranky owners who can’t fathom the idea of a Corvette with a mid-mounted engine, as if better weight distribution and handling is a bad thing. Their fathers likely protested fuel injection.2020 Corvette Crossflags symbol and script in chrome.How Soon Can You Get a C8 Corvette?The base 2020 Corvette will be called Stingray and gets a 6.2-liter V8 (LT2) engine with 495 hp (369 kW) and 47-pound-feet of torque. Tires are 18 inches in front, 19 inches in back, with 35 series front tires and 30 series rear tires.  One option will be the first Corvette rated all-season performance tires.Chevrolet will release more complete pricing in the fall. Be prepared for dealer pricing adjustments (markups) if the Corvette is in hot demand. In the past, premiums on popular high-end sports cars have been $10,000-plus in their first months on the market.Along with every other journalist in America, we can’t wait to test-drive the C8 Corvette. Version 8 appears to be a quantum leap forward.Now read:Hands On at the Track With the 2020 Mini Cooper SE ElectricBrooklyn Electric Car Races Add Showroom Stock CarsThe Go-Fast, Go-Safe Parts You Only Get on Police Cars Tagged In carsautomobilesautoscar reviewsChevrolet2020 carsChevrolet corvetteperformance data recorder2020 sports carsC8CorvettesPDR Post a Comment 62 Commentslast_img read more

Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldnt Exist

first_imgHubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldn’t Exist Movies That Are Primed and Ready for a Prequel Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Ryan Whitwam on July 13, 2019 at 8:20 am You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet 13 Comments J.K. Rowling Confirms a Hermione Theory We Suspected All Along Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Thor 4’ With ‘Akira’ Plans On Hold Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All Conventional wisdom holds that most large galaxies harbor supermassive black holes at their centers. Scientists also believe that only so-called “active” galaxies should have visible accretion disc of matter, but the Hubble Space Telescope has found one around a black hole with unusually low luminosity. This galaxy might bend the rules a bit, but it offers an opportunity to study how the theory of relativity applies in the real world. NGC 3147 is a large spiral galaxy just a bit smaller than our own Milky Way. It sits about 120 million light-years away — you’ve probably seen pictures of it because it’s quite stunning. Active galaxies like quasars are easy to spot. The matter falling into them produces emissions across the electromagnetic spectrum, and the accretion discs are quite visible. Everyone thought NGC 3147 was far too dim to have a disc of its own, but a new analysis from an international team suggests otherwise. Hubble collected data from the central black hole in NGC 3147, which has a mass about 250 million times greater than our sun. The object turns out to have a thin disc of material similar to what you’d find around an active galactic nucleus. Observations from Hubble show the disc spins at about 10 percent the speed of light. Researcher Stefano Bianchi from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Italy says this discovery indicates the current models for low luminosity galaxies have “clearly failed.”This discovery could have far-reaching effects on the way we model galaxies and black holes, but it also could lead to a better understanding of the physics underlying supermassive objects. The fast-moving disc combined with the low apparent brightness of NGC 3147 could make it possible to test both general and special relativity. General relativity deals with the mechanisms of gravity in the universe, and special relativity describes the relationship between space and time. Since NGC 3147 is dimmer than a typical active galaxy, we can make out the accretion disc around it much better. The disc is inside the black hole’s powerful gravity field where scientists can study the way it affects light. Based on findings in NGC 3147, astronomers may now go on the hunt for other weakly active galaxies. Some may even be closer to Earth where we can make even more precise measurements to test Einstein’s theories.Now read:Cold Quasars Could Change Our Understandings of Galactic DeathAstronomers Capture Historic First Photo of Black HoleResearchers Use Supersonic Fluid to Test Hawking’s Black Hole Theories Tagged In sciencespaceastronomyphysicsblack holeshubblegalaxiessupermassive black holes Post a Comment 13 Comments Anna Kendrick’s Transformation is Turning Headslast_img read more

SailPoint Drives the Future of Identity Governance with SailPoint Predictive Identity

first_imgSailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., the leader in enterprise identity governance,unveiled the SailPoint Predictive Identity™ platform, the intelligent cloud identity platform of the future that accelerates the industry to the next generation of identity governance. With SailPoint Predictive Identity, SailPoint is delivering a new world of adaptive security and continuous compliance that makes identity easy, transparent and autonomous.@SailPoint unveiled the SailPoint Predictive Identity™ platform, the intelligent cloud identity platform of the future that accelerates the industry to the next generation of identity governance.“The next phase of identity needs to anticipate user access needs, spot and respond to risky behavior, achieve continuous compliance and adapt security policies to respond to today’s dynamic business environment,” said Paul Trulove, SailPoint Chief Product Officer. “Our customers turn to us as the industry leader to constantly innovate by delivering the next generation of identity that addresses their ever-changing business and IT needs. We are once again redefining the boundaries of what a comprehensive identity governance program should be capable of with SailPoint Predictive Identity.”Marketing Technology News: Sauce Labs Named Gold Stevie Award Winner for Best Software Development Solution in 2019 American Business AwardsSailPoint Predictive Identity is built on big data and machine learning (ML) technology which enables an AI-driven approach to identity governance, taking identity from reactive to predictive and autonomous. SailPoint Predictive Identity:Automates identity processes using AI-driven recommendations while finding new areas of access and bringing them under governance with auto-discovery.Provides predictive modeling allowing for instant discovery and creation of access policies using ML, while ensuring access is always up-to-date with current business needs.Drives adaptive security powered by AI, alerting security professionals when potentially dangerous behaviors are detected and, with peer group modeling, identifying hidden risk due to inappropriate access.Delivers continuous compliance, quickly shaping and evolving compliance policies with AI-suggested policies and, using machine learning, launches targeted certification campaigns on risky users and areas of access.SailPoint Predictive Identity capabilities will be integrated into IdentityIQ 8.0 and the newest release of IdentityNow, both available in June 2019.“There are two factors at play among organizations of all sizes today,” Trulove continued. “First, the velocity of today’s business environment is moving at a break-neck pace. This is compounded by the fact that today’s IT landscape is highly complex given the number and diversity of users, applications and data that organizations now manage. Identity and business teams simply cannot keep up with manually analyzing identity data and patterns to understand whether the right users have access to the right systems and data throughout the organization. AI and ML will play an increasingly critical role in how businesses adapt access models as the business evolves, either autonomously or through recommendation-based identity governance processes.”“Our identity program is ever-evolving, particularly given how much our own IT environment continues to change thanks to our ongoing efforts to increasingly digitize our business,” said Shawn Lawson, Head of IT Engineering & Operations, Silicon Valley Bank. “As an identity practitioner, it is an exciting time to be in identity. The idea of being able to drive a more predictive versus reactive identity program, one that adapts to our business, security and IT needs is a welcome one.”“In collaboration with alliance partners like SailPoint, Accenture is taking identity to the next level by making it easier for organizations to deploy and manage programs across their business,” said Rex Thexton, a managing director at Accenture who leads its Digital Identity practice. “Thanks to advanced technologies, more companies globally can now easily adopt an identity program, expediting the time it takes to establish the right roles and access rights. We are eager to work together with SailPoint and our clients to help them accelerate the adoption of identity governance as a critical foundation for a secure digital transformation.”Save the date: During Navigate ’19 in Austin on June 10-12, SailPoint’s Paul Trulove will unveil the SailPoint Predictive Identity vision and lead a panel discussion on how the future of Identity will shape digital transformations across the globe. Not able to attend Navigate? Join us online to view the conversation and subsequent Q&A session on June 12 at 10:00 a.m. CT by registering.Marketing Technology News: Alorica Taps Business Transformation Veteran Colson Hillier to Be Chief Marketing OfficerForward-Looking Statements/Product Roadmap:This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including regarding the Company’s future product releases, features, functionality, and plans. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “may,” “will,” “will be,” “will likely result,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “would,” “foresees,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern our expectations, strategy, plans or intentions. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s current expectations, assumptions and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us, which are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our expectations expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements may not turn out to be correct. Our results could be materially different from our expectations because of various risks.Important factors, some of which are beyond our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical results or those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include the following: our ability to attract and retain customers, including larger organizations; our ability to deepen our relationships with existing customers; our expectations regarding our customer growth rate; our business plan and beliefs and objectives for future operations; trends associated with our industry and potential market; benefits associated with use of our platform and services; our ability to develop or acquire new solutions, improve our platform and solutions and increase the value of our platform and solutions; our ability to compete successfully against current and future competitors; our ability to further develop strategic relationships; our ability to achieve positive returns on investments; our plans to acquire complementary businesses, products or technology; our plans to further invest in and grow our business, and our ability to effectively manage our growth and associated investments; our ability to timely and effectively scale and adapt our existing technology, our ability to increase our revenue, our revenue growth rate and gross margin; our ability to generate sufficient revenue to achieve and sustain profitability; our future financial performance, including trends in revenue, cost of revenue, operating expenses, other income and expenses, income taxes, billings and customers; the sufficiency of our cash and cash equivalents and cash generated from operations to meet our working capital and capital expenditure requirements; our ability to raise capital and the loans of those financings; our ability to attract, train and retain qualified employees and key personnel; our ability to maintain and benefit from our corporate culture; our ability to successfully identify, acquire and integrate companies and assets; our ability to successfully enter new markets and manage our international expansion; and our ability to maintain, protect and enhance our intellectual property and not infringe upon others’ intellectual property. These and other important risk factors are described more fully in our reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the SEC”) including under “Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on March 18, 2019. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. We cannot assure you that the results, events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, and actual results, events or circumstances could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date as of which such statement is made, and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise.The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products that are not currently available remains at our sole discretion on a when, and if available, basis and may not be delivered at all and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision.Marketing Technology News: Alpha Software Launches Alpha TransForm, Cuts Build Time for Robust Offline Enterprise Mobile Apps from Months to Hours AIbig datamachine learningNewsPaul TruloveSailPoint TechnologiesShawn Lawson Previous ArticleAdAction Announces 6th Anniversary with 320% Y-o-Y Growth and 95 Million InstallsNext ArticleVertex Announces Salesforce Commerce Cloud Integration SailPoint Drives the Future of Identity Governance with SailPoint Predictive Identity PRNewswireMay 30, 2019, 9:23 pmMay 30, 2019 last_img read more

The Benefits of Empowering Agents to Go OmniDigital

first_imgThe Benefits of Empowering Agents to Go Omni-Digital Julien RioJune 24, 2019, 3:00 pmJune 24, 2019 customer experiencecustomer serviceCustomer Service AgentsCustomer SupportDigital TransformationGuest AuthorsOmni-digital Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Mike Myer, Founder and CEO at QuiqNext ArticleTTEC to Debut AI-Enabled Associate Assist Solution at Customer Contact Week (CCW) 2019 This article is co-authored by Julien Rio and Cédric BlumAgents are the heartbeats of contact centers and Customer Service departments: the quality of Customer Service and Customers’ Satisfaction heavily depends on their skills, motivation, and ability to solve customers’ problems. 66% of consumers say their experience with agents impacted their impression of the brand. Thus, companies are now empowering agents to go Omni-digital.To adapt to changing Customers’ Expectations, companies are progressively moving to Omni-digital customer care, to be present on a variety of channels such as messaging, live-chat, social media, email, etc. As a part of this transition from phone to digital channels and to meet their customer’s expectations, companies need to now move away from traditional organization models. By giving individuals and teams more freedom to self-manage, while staying aligned to the organization’s purpose, a new model adapted to Omni-digital empowers agents and contributes to better Customer Experience.Motivating agents to increase retention With an average staff turnover rate of 30 to 45% in contact centers and customer service teams, hiring and retaining agents is a major challenge. The bathtub is leaking and it’s getting more and more difficult to keep it filled. The resource pool around contact centers is drained, hiring efficiency is getting lower and the tenancy in contact centers is either very low (below 2 years) or very high above 10.One of the reasons for the high turnover rate is that agents are restricted by set processes and structure – leading to boredom. Many other things contribute to a lack of motivation including working on repetitive tasks, having to deal with angry and disrespectful customers, working in poor working environments, constrained by time limits for each interaction, etc.Empowering agents with an Omni-Digital Strategy can actually help retain agents and give them a sense of achievement: Prevent them from leaving and prevent having to replace them at such a high rate.Provide better resolution through the “Team of Teams” approachWith the existing “front to back” model, agents constantly have to ask for information and permission from managers and other departments, increasing the response time and making their job less valuable. To be able to answer queries efficiently, without complicating the customer journey, agents should be able to easily and swiftly get information from other departments. They should also be able to gain a certain level of autonomy, to take decisions helping the customer while staying in a defined framework.The “Team of Teams” approach is an organizational and decision-making structure developed by General McChrystal. This focuses on decentralized decision making, with top managers creating a common purpose. Instead of operating top-down, power is distributed throughout the organization, giving individuals and teams more freedom to self-manage, while staying aligned to the organization’s purpose.The Benefits of Empowering Agents to Go Omni-DigitalCreate a more transparent culture Monitoring performance, setting objectives and transparency are key to facilitating a company’s Digital Transformation. Transparency is central to ‘Team of Teams’: By sharing objectives and results with all employees they feel more motivated and valued within the company. Transparency has to work in two ways: from managers to employees and in the other way. Getting feedback from employees allows companies to fix problems in a reactive way. Also, creating a safe space for a team to share critical feedback or ask hard questions is key to building a strong, transparent culture.Adopting this approach is also an opportunity to leverage the knowledge of frontline employees. Statistics from the “The Iceberg of Ignorance” suggest that only 4% of problems are known by top management and 100% are known to frontline employees. Adopting a new model with an inverted chart is an opportunity to reduce this gap and getting senior management to be more aware of problems.A large part of Objective and Key Results (OKR) is to make sure each individual knows what’s expected of them at work. OKRs are public, so people and teams move towards the same goals and know what others focus on.Create a more customer-centric culture through team management   Autonomy and accountability are the main drivers of handing power to agents. An inverted organization chart can put more focus on employees.To accompany their digital transformation, companies need also to rely on team members who are used to digital. Skill sets for managing written interactions are not the same as the ones for the phone. Social skills are essential for communicating efficiently with customers as well. Agents should have a customer service approach in mind and the willingness to solve their problems.In the Omni-Digital World of customer care, openly rewarding employees engenders a positive mood and atmosphere in the company. Achievements (such as working outside of your comfort zone) can generate points for the agents. Points and achievements lead to rewards and those should not be necessarily in monetary form. Gamification can be used to motivate employees, to engage with them, reward them, and optimize workflow. Young professionals find this kind of environment very attractive thereby helping recruitment. In the end, adapting team management with this kind of strategy motivates agents to solve customers’ problems more efficiently, contributing to enhanced customer experience.To conclude, bringing the Omni-Digital model into an organization isn’t just about the process of customer service. It helps many more aspects of the organization: From employee and customer satisfaction through to workplace culture, the benefits are many. Omni-Digital is the future for the customer experience of any brand large or small.To learn more about this topic, you can download RingCentral Engage Digital’s guide: Organizing your contact center for Omni-Digital Customer Carelast_img read more

Monetate Exceeds 2 Billion in Influenced Revenue and Unveils New Brand Identity

first_img Cannes Lions 2019Influenced RevenueMonetateNewsPetco Previous ArticleSureDone Enhances Automation Engine to Support Marketplaces and Complex IntegrationsNext ArticleUK Organisations Leaders in Adopting Business Automation Monetate Exceeds $2 Billion in Influenced Revenue and Unveils New Brand Identity and Leadership at Cannes Lions 2019 Business WireJune 25, 2019, 8:18 pmJune 25, 2019 As of H1 2019, Monetate has influenced more than $2 billion in purchases and its broader growth strategy includes new branding and leadership to serve rising demand for smarter personalization technologyMonetate, the worldwide leader in personalization, at Cannes Lions reported strong H1 momentum including passing the milestone of $2 billion in revenue influenced and unveiled a new brand identity, technology investments and expanded leadership team. These successes mark the company’s next phase of growth, driven by the demand for technology that improves customer experience from brands including Clarks, Dream, Petco, QVC, Timberland, Carnival and The North Face.“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for our customers across all touchpoints – digital and in-store,” said Laura Pickard, Ecommerce Testing & Analytics Manager, Petco. “We’ve partnered with Monetate for several years now because their technology and services help drive a stronger understanding of customer behavior and deliver greater value on Petco.com.”Marketing Technology News: PMG Launches Marketing Intelligence Platform — Meet AlliMonetate’s new brand identity and roll-out of its updated technology are among the initiatives newly appointed CMO Lisa Kalscheur will oversee to help the company meet the growing demand for simple and effective solutions for true personalization. The company’s modern, approachable new brand identity reflects Monetate’s growing importance to some of the world’s leading brands.“Most brands find it difficult and costly to execute personalization strategies and make them successful at scale, which has contributed to Monetate’s ongoing growth,” said Stephen Collins, CEO, Monetate. “Our stronger leadership team and network, along with our fresh look and updates, better represent our business and position us to help even more brands connect with customers more effectively.”Customers can leverage the Monetate platform to grow the lifetime value of their best customers with engaging messages that are attentive to customer intent, persistent, authentic and pervasive. Customer experience continues to be one of the key focus areas for brands across the globe as the competitive landscape changes by the minute. Organizations that are able to shift away from a siloed approach across teams and data to focus on holistic customer profiles will be poised to gain a competitive advantage that will drive higher customer engagement and loyalty.“Personalization is a crucial component to any brand to stay competitive and relevant in the age of Amazon. Monetate is in a unique position in the marketing industry to deliver a solution that brings this together into one hub,” said Lisa Kalscheur, CMO, Monetate. “The new brand identity, tech innovation and overall momentum marks our corporate and industry growth as the global demand rises for technology that improves customer experience.”Marketing Technology News: Haoqipei Secures US $60 Million in Series D Funding to Further Accelerate Growth of its Online B2B Auto Parts MarketplaceMonetate Momentum Highlights:Exceeding $2 billion in influenced revenue – As of 2019, Monetate’s technology has influenced more than $2 billion in global consumer brand purchases. Key customers like Petco contributed to a 20% rise is consumer experiences delivered in May 2019 compared to January 2019.Growing globally – The Monetate partner program continues to grow globally with new strategic collaborations including Contentsquare, strengthening its foothold in the Americas, Europe and APAC.Expanding leadership bench – Monetate is investing heavily in leadership talent with the recent hires of CMO Lisa Kalscheur, CRO Richard Rivera and COO Brandon Atkinson.Ongoing research – Commitment to educating the market through its Ecommerce Quarterly Report and Personalization Development Study.Marketing Technology News: Zeno Media and ADORA Cooperate on Strategic Marketing and Mobile App Content for Diaspora Listenerslast_img read more

PFL Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate New Digital Production Fulfillment Center

first_img Andrew Fieldmarketing automationNewsPFL Previous ArticleOutbrain Announces Strategic Global Partnership with Evolve MediaNext ArticleOOH Advertising Solution Provider Quorum Leverages Quadrant’s Filtered, Authenticated Location Data to Reach Consumer in Motion with Accuracy and Scalability Newly expanded 101,000 square foot facility supports PFL’s explosive growth and continued leadership in Tactile Marketing AutomationPFL, a leading martech company that is pioneering the ‘Tactile Marketing Automation’ category, announced it is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the opening of its new Digital Production and Fulfillment Center. The ribbon cutting marks the official opening of the expanded 101,000 square-foot facility, as well as the beginning of the company’s fourth annual martech client summit that attracts digital marketing leaders from all over the country. The ceremony takes place at 10:30 am at PFL’s headquarters in Livingston, Montana and includes a tour of the new facility as well as a keynote by PFL founder and CEO Andrew Field.Marketing Technology News: Speedcast and In Aria! Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on Large-Scale, High-Capacity Video Services“What started as a small print shop in Livingston Montana has grown into one of the largest employers in Park County and the standalone leader in Tactile Marketing Automation,” said Andrew Field, CEO of PFL. “We added 55,000 square feet and doubled the size of our print and digital fulfillment center in order to support our rapidly growing client base who rely on us to rise about the digital noise and be heard. This is an important milestone for PFL, and we are excited and proud to be sharing it with our clients, employees and community.”Marketing Technology News: Sesame Workshop Names Samantha Maltin Chief Marketing OfficerToday, thousands of marketing leaders across the globe use PFL to increase the overall effectiveness of their marketing investments by adding a physical component (sales kits, gifts, marketing collateral) or high-quality print materials to their marketing campaigns.  PFL’s martech solutions are fully integrated with the leading CRM and marketing automation platforms, allowing users to rapidly execute highly relevant, orchestrated marketing campaigns that deliver, on average, 5X greater returns than digital marketing alone. PFL manages all printing, storage and fulfillment in-house through its newly expanded facility, eliminating the need for clients to work with multiple vendors and ensuring a higher quality product at a better price point.Marketing Technology News: Introducing Acoustic: A New Marketing Cloud Bringing Humanity to AI-Powered Marketing PFL Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate New Digital Production & Fulfillment Center PRNewswire6 days agoJuly 17, 2019 last_img read more

From Shahid Kapoor to Vivan Bhathena Celebs Whove Announced Their Pregnancy in

first_imgWhile Vivan has taken the internet by storm with his unique GoT style announcement, he is not the first actor to make public the birth of his child in a special way. Here, we look at celebs who have opted for a ‘hatke’ way to announce the coming of their children into this world.Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali: The expectant parents shared the news on Instagram in an adorable way. Standing next to their years of birth written in chalk, the couple placed a pair of tiny shoes against 2019, making it obvious that the new member will be joining the family soon. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput: Already parents to Misha, they shared the news of expecting a young Kapoor through a cute Instagram post that had Misha posing with balloons and being overjoyed at the prospect of becoming the ‘big sister’. Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay: After being married for more than a year, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay announced the expected arrival of their baby through an adorable picture of a bird dropping a baby and another in which they are holding a pair of tiny shoes. Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik: Ace tennis player Sania Mirza welcomed a baby boy last year. The parents announced the news of their pregnancy in the most unique way. Sharing a picture of their dressing rooms with Mirza and Malik written on their jerseys, they had Mirza-Malik written on a tiny baby tunic placed between them. Follow @News18Movies for more. jay bhanushalimahhi vijMira KapoorMisha kapoor First Published: June 12, 2019, 4:15 PM IST Vivan Bhathena, known for his role in Judwaa 2, recently took to Instagram to share the birth of his new-born in the most unique way possible. Vivan introduced her baby Khaleesi to the world in true Game of Thrones style. He wrote, “Princess Nivaya Bhathena of the house Palat born during the storm, last of her name, the untanned, pooper of Dragons, breaker of toys and Khaleesi of Jhapas and future Queen of the Puppies and sister of the White Walker Muffin, keeper of papa/mama on the nights watch was born on the 9th of June. Please send us your blessings. #papa #daddysgirl #newlife #pinkcheeks #cutiepie Fyi: nivaya means ‘sanctuary’ or ‘guardian’”last_img read more

Deepika Padukone to Get Rs 14 Crore for Supporting Role in Ranveer

first_img ’83 movie8383 movie castDeepika Padukone First Published: June 14, 2019, 11:08 AM IST Deepika, who has lately been having a dream run at the box office with back-to-back hits like Piku, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, was apparently a bit apprehensive about taking a supporting role in an all-men’s film. It was Ranveer who reportedly convinced her to get on board. “I think Ranveer almost convinced her, then the zeros on the cheque did the rest,” the source added.Also starring Pankaj Tripathi, Saaqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Ammy Virk and Harrdy Sandhu, 83 will release in April 2020.Follow @News18Movies for more. Deepika Padukone will reportedly be making a whopping Rs 14 crore from her supporting role in Kabir Khan’s forthcoming directorial 83, that stars her husband Ranveer Singh in the lead role.This is a lot more than what she was paid for her central role in her controversial 2018 film Padmaavat, that went on to earn Rs 600 crore worldwide, becoming the biggest outing of her career. In 83, that traces India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup win, Ranveer will essay the role of Kapil Dev, who captained the team to the glorious victory. Deepika, meanwhile, will be seen as his wife Romi Dev.An unnamed source told Asian Age, “83 is about the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev winning the 1983 World Cup in England and Wales. How much of a role Deepika can have as Kapil Dev’s wife in a plot that is not devoted to Kapil’s off-field life?”last_img read more

For Pragya Thakur Amit Shah Takes Out Road Show in Muslimdominated North

first_imgBhopal: As the campaign for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat enters its final leg, BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a roadshow in support of the party’s candidate and firebrand leader Pragya Singh Thakur on Wednesday evening. The BJP along with the RSS has intensified their campaign in the constituency, where Thakur will contest against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. The roadshow is being seen as a show of strength by the BJP and the final push to terror-accused Thakur’s wobbly campaign so far, a major part of which was marred by her unrestrained remarks and EC action against her. Elaborate arrangements have been made by the administration, which is also on its toes as the roadshow is being held in Bhopal North, a Muslim dominated assembly seat that has been a Congress bastion for years.Interestingly, the route for Shah’s roadshow will be the same as Digvijaya Singh’s this morning. Singh had marched on the streets with thousands of seers.Shah earlier held a roadshow for party candidate Anil Firozia in Ujjain’s Khachrod. He will now head to Bhopal to campaign for Thakur. A BJP worker said that the saffron party workers and activists of its youth wing will take part in the roadshow sporting Namo T-shirts while the women will be seen donning saffron saris and turbans.Talking about the saffron camp, the RSS had taken over the reins of Pragya Thakur’s campaign for a couple of days after she was named as BJP’s Bhopal candidate. A panel of RSS senior volunteers was deputed full time to oversee her campaign.Thakur, who was an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, had created ripples with her stinging remarks on Digvijaya Singh and late Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Sqaud (ATS) Chief Hemant Karkare.Several senior leaders have already registered their presence in Bhopal. To keep the saffron sentiments alive, an RSS affiliate wing had screened a film named ‘Bhagwa Atankwad – Bhramjaal’ in the city on Monday to counter the Opposition’s concept of saffron terrorism.The BJP has now entrusted the responsibility of making Thakur victorious to a special team of five national vice presidents. Out of the total 11 national vice presidents of the BJP, five of them – Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Uma Bharti, Vinay Sahastrabuddhe, Om Mathur and Prabhat Jha – are actively taking part in Thakur’s campaigns. Recently, the party’s national organisational secretary Ramlal had also addressed a meeting of BJP MLAs and corporators. Meanwhile, a section of the party is not impressed with the nomination of Thakur. Bhopal North BJP candidate Fatima Siddiqui had openly opposed the nomination of Thakur in light of her remarks on Babri demolition.The Bhopal Lok Sabha seat goes to polling on May 12 and the campaigning ends on May 10 at 5pm. bhopalbhopal-lok-sabha-elections-2019Digvijaya SinghLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: May 8, 2019, 7:16 PM ISTlast_img read more

Silence Tough But More Desirable to See Through Poll Process CEC on

first_imgNew Delhi: Breaking his silence on the controversy surrounding fellow Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s demand to record any dissent in the Election Commission’s model code orders, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora Wednesday said there are times to remain quiet and times to speak up, indicating the issue could have been raised post elections.Arora also defended the clean chits given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on complaints related to model code violations, saying decisions were taken on merit and on “appreciation of facts”. In an interview, Arora said he is not a “moral judge of anybody, least of all somebody as senior as Ashok Lavasa”.”Whatever may have been his misgivings or feelings, ultimately none of us can tell a lie to ourselves,” Arora said, while noting that all the members of the poll body are not supposed to be “photo copies” of each other.Asked whether the controversy relating to Lavasa’s dissent was ‘avoidable’ during elections, Arora said, “I did not start the controversy … I had said that eloquence of silence is always difficult but far more desirable to see the election process through instead of creating ill-timed controversies. This is what I had said and I stand by that.”He said he also maintained that all the three members of EC are not expected to be template or clones of each other. “Whether it is this ECI or past ECIs, people are not photocopies of each other. But there are times for everything. Time to speak, time to remain quiet,” he said.Citing a legal opinion obtained by the Commission from its former legal advisor S K Mendiratta, Arora asserted the model code violation complaints do not fall in the category of quasi-judicial cases. “It is the law. It is the law of the land. Cases related to symbols of parties and references received fro the President and Governors are quasi judicial where both the sides are represented by counsels.”MCC by definition is short-lived. There is hardly any time for a proper quasi-judicial hearing,” he said.He said the opinions of the three — the CEC and the two fellow commissioners — are always noted on files.”When we formally communicate the decision, whether it is a 2:1 majority decision or unanimous, we don’t write on that (order). UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) too is a multi-member body. When they fail or pass a candidate, they just inform about the result but never mention about which member wrote what,” Arora said to drive home his point.Lavasa had dissented on a series of clean chits given by the EC to Prime Minister Modi and BJP president Shah concerning their speeches during the election campaign.On allegations from some quarters, including the opposition parties, that the EC was biased in clearing cases related to the PM and Shah, Arora said, “If the clean chit was given, it was given on merit and on the appreciation of facts. I have nothing more to say on that.” After Lavasa’s demand to record his dissent notes in the EC orders was not accepted, he had recused himself from cases relating to violations of the MCC.In a strongly-worded letter to Arora on May 4, Lavasa is learnt to have said that he was being forced to stay away from the meetings of the full commission since minority decisions were not being recorded.On May 21, the EC had rejected, with a majority vote, Lavasa’s demand that dissent notes should be recorded in its orders on model code violations, days after the simmering tension within the poll body over the issue becoming public.After the ‘full commission’ of the panel, comprising CEC Arora, Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, deliberated on the contentious issue, the EC had decided that dissent notes and minority views would remain part of the records, but would not be part of its order.Responding to a question on the Opposition’s allegation that the EC was slow in dealing with the model code complaints related to Modi and Shah and subsequently the Supreme Court had to step in, Arora said the apex court did give some adverse remarks but there was a “gross mismatch” between the understanding of the brief by the EC’s advocate-on-record and the brief given by a deputy election commissioner.He said when the EC started to decide on the complaints, the top court did not press further on the issue.”In all these matters (of complaints of model code violations) you have to get the certified transcripts from the field and you have a report from the district election officer and from the CEO and then a conscious decision is taken,” he said referring to time taken to deal with the cases.He said the EC dealt with all the cases despite being busy in carrying out the “gigantic” electoral exercise.”… and yes, when you are in the election process, you do several things. Still a nudge from the court, especially the SC is always helpful,” he said. Ashok LavasaCECElection CommissionerModel Code of Conduct First Published: May 29, 2019, 6:58 PM ISTlast_img read more

Contentious Provision That Criminalised Begging by Transgender People Removed From Bill

first_img begginggayLesbianlgbtq First Published: July 14, 2019, 4:52 PM IST New Delhi: A contentious provision that criminalised begging by transgender people has been removed from the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week.Another provision that made transgender people subject themselves to certification by a district screening committee to be acknowledged as a transgender, has also been struck out. The Section 19 under chapter VIII (Offenses and Penalties) of the Bill earlier read as, “Whoever compels or entices a transgender person to indulge in the act of begging or other similar forms of forced or bonded labour other than any compulsory service for public purposes imposed by government” shall be punished with imprisonment not less than six months but which may extend to two years and with fine.The word “begging” has now been omitted from the provision while the rest of the content remains the same, said a senior official from the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.The previous provision of the bill which criminalised begging had drawn flak from the community members who said it had long been the primary source of their income and bringing in such a legislation would take away their source of living without offering an alternative.In August last year, the Delhi High Court quashed provisions in the law that made begging a punishable offence, saying criminalising begging is a wrong approach to deal with the underlying causes of the problem.The act of begging in the national capital was made a criminal offence after the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959, was extended to Delhi by a Central government amendment in 1960. According to sources in the ministry, the secretary last month held a meeting with members of the community and other stakeholders after which provisions were amended.The provision that proposed that transgender people will be subject to certification by a District Screening Committee to be acknowledged as a transgender, has also been struck out.According to the new provision, a transgender person may make an application to the district magistrate to obtain a certificate of identity and the DM shall issue to the applicant an identity certificate as transgender person on the basis of the rules which will be formed once the Bill becomes an Act, the senior ministry official explained.According to the community members, the clause that transgender people will be subject to certification by a District Screening Committee violated the Supreme Court verdict which states that the only thing needed to acknowledge a person’s gender identity is their word for it.The committee comprised chief medical officer, district social welfare officer, a psychologist or psychiatrist, a representative of transgender community and an officer of the appropriate government nominated by that government.On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders by defining their identity and rights to prohibit discrimination against them.The bill will benefit transgender people, mitigate the stigma, discrimination and abuse against this marginalised section of the society, the ministry has said. The bill will be introduced in the ensuing session of Parliament, officials said.Passage of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which aims to empower the community by defining and protecting their rights, is one of the priorities of the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry in the first 100 days agenda of the second term of the Narendra Modi government, an official source said.The bill prohibits discrimination against a transgender person in education, employment and healthcare. It directs the Central and state governments to provide welfare schemes in these areas.Offences like compelling a transgender person to beg, denial of access to a public place, physical and sexual abuse, etc. would attract up to two years’ imprisonment and a fine. last_img read more

Bentley Continental GT smashes productioncar record at Pikes Peak

first_img Next Editors’ Recommendations 1 of 7 The Bentley Continental GT is a fantastic slab of luxury, but its immense size makes it an unlikely candidate to set a record on one of the world’s toughest race courses. Yet that’s exactly what Bentley just did at the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, setting the record for production cars at the storied Colorado race. Driver Rhys Millen piloted a Continental GT up Pikes Peak in 10:18.4, beating the previous record by 8.4 seconds.While it does sport a 626-horsepower, 6.0-liter W12 engine (Bentley also makes a V8 version), the Continental GT was designed for long-distance cruising, not attacking racetracks. Bentley does race highly modified Continentals on road courses, but the Pikes Peak car had to remain mostly stock (aside from safety equipment) in order to qualify for the production-car record on the 12.4-mile course. Drivers face blind corners, sheer drop-offs, and changing weather conditions on the way to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak. A decrease in oxygen near the summit also robs internal-combustion engines of power.Pikes Peak divides cars into multiple classes, encompassing both production cars and purpose-built racers. The previous production car record of 10:26.9 was set by a Porsche 911 Turbo S in 2014. However, the overall record stands at 7:57.1. It was set by the Volkswagen I.D. R, an electric car built specifically for Pikes Peak, in 2018.Bentley had a major advantage in the form of driver Rhys Millen. Nicknamed “King of the Mountain,” the New Zealander has won Pikes Peak five times. In 2018, he broke the record for production SUVs in a Bentley Bentayga. Millen’s time of 10:49.9 beat the previous record by nearly 2 minutes.The Pikes Peak Continental GT wore the same electric green color as 2018’s record-breaking Bentayga, as well as the number 100, because 2019 is Bentley’s 100th birthday. A new Pikes Peak record was exactly the kind of birthday gift Bentley’s top brass was hoping for. Racing is an important part of the Bentley mythos, thanks to a string of Le Mans victories in the 1920s and one more in 2003. Most customers will likely never take their cars to a racetrack, but that history inspired Bentley to make the Continental GT sportier than it has any right to be.Updated on July 1, 2019: Added confirmation of new record.center_img Previous Acura engineers love speed so much that they set up a Pikes Peak race team Watch as Volkswagen’s ID R racer wins the ultimate EV bragging rights How Verizon and Team Penske used 5G to help win the Indy 500 Acura shows the tech differences between a sports car and a race car Hyundai is flying Veloster N owners to the Nürburgring to watch its cars racelast_img read more

iPhone 8 is iPhone X Apples big secret spills

first_imgStory TimelineApple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)iOS 11 GM offers new LTE Apple Watch detailsiOS 11 leak reveals more iPhone 8 details: Face ID, animated emoji, updated AirPods What’s in a name? When it’s the much-discussed new iPhone flagship, the answer is “plenty”; there’s been no shortage of speculation about what the upcoming “iPhone 8” will actually be called when Apple reveals it next week. So far the consensus has been on iPhone 8 being the company’s name of choice, but a new leak courtesy of some judicious digging through the latest iOS 11 golden master (GM) build. That Apple is planning to reveal three new iPhones on Tuesday, September 12, was expected. One will be the new flagship, which should have super-skinny bezels around a new, OLED screen, a notched cut-out at the top requiring a change to how iOS uses the notification bar, and advanced facial recognition that does away from the Touch ID sensor that has been used for fingerprint security in the past few generations of iPhone. However, Apple will also revamp the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.The changes there aren’t expected to be as dramatic as with the flagship “iPhone 8”, and as such it was seen as likely that Apple would follow its usual tick-tock nomenclature. That would point to an iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, but this new firmware suggests something different is in the works. The device we’ve known as the “iPhone 8” – and under the internal codename D22 – will, it seems, be the iPhone X. The “X” is a reference to the fact that it’s the tenth anniversary of the iPhone; it’s uncertain at this point whether Apple will refer to the phone as “X” the letter, or “10” the Roman numeral. Previous leaks hinted the same handset could be the “iPhone Edition”, “iPhone Anniversary Edition”, “iPhone Pro”, or even just plain “iPhone”.As for the other phones, the firmware indicates they’ll be the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, skipping the “S” suffix altogether. Apple is believed to be sticking with both LCD for their displays, and Touch ID for their biometric security. Of course, it’s possible that Apple could change things again before Tuesday’s event. We won’t know for sure what the new iPhones are called until Tim Cook & Co. take to the stage at the new Steve Jobs Theater on Tuesday morning, in fact. Still, with this code looking final, this is the strongest indication yet. iPhone 8iPhone 8 PlusiPhone X pic.twitter.com/OVLfhLxTdT— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) September 9, 2017 As has been the case several times before over the past few months, it’s our old friend developer Steve Troughton-Smith who spotted the references. According to his digging, there are three names in what’s believed to be the iOS 11 final firmware, which emerged over the past days. All three, in fact, come as something of a surprise.last_img read more