Pioneer Epoxy stages 4th National Bangkarera in Cebu

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ The 2018 PENB recorded the largest number of participants with 58 teams and 155 boats — a marked increase from the previous year’s turnout.“This tournament was designed to strengthen the camaraderie among boat racers nationwide, all of whom make a living as fishermen and boat makers,” Manuel said.Those who want to join may register online click on this link: Bangkarera website.For more information, visit the Pioneer Adhesives website: Alexander T. Magno)ADVERTISEMENT This year’s Bangkarera, staged in cooperation with Angat sa Dagat Organization, will have four different categories that participants can join in:7-7.5 hp Open Category (gasoline engine, single piston)16-18 hp Open Category (gasoline engine, single piston)13-16 hp Angat sa Dagat Special Category (stock engine gasoline)Paddle Boat Open Category (mixed doubles)“By staging this annual national event, we’re giving our local fishermen and boat makers a platform where they can showcase their skills,” said Alben B. Manuel, assistant vice president – marketing head for Philippines and International Market Group of Pioneer Adhesives, Inc., during PENB 2018 held in Iloilo City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s also our way of giving back to all the members of their community, who have been using our products for the past 60 years,” he added. Rene Catalan gets chance to bring gold medal for PH anew in SEA Games View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIEScenter_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too A contestant in the 16-18 hp Open Category of Bangkarera 2018 (Photo from Pioneer Epoxy)MANILA, Philippines — The fourth Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera (PENB) will be held in Naga City, Cebu from May 31 to June 2, Pioneer Adhesives, Inc. announced through a recent statement.Over P1 million in cash and product prizes are at stake in this fourth installment of the annual event.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Collaboration Across Sectors Tops Adult Education Summit Agenda

first_imgParticipants at an adult education summit are calling for more collaboration between business, government and community groups in order to improve adult literacy and numeracy levels in the province. About 150 representatives of business, labour, industry, government and community-based learning organizations gathered in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 19, to look at ways to help more adult Nova Scotians upgrade their literacy and life skills. “We heard from participants that they want more opportunity to partner with other sectors to develop and promote adult education initiatives,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “By broadening our networks, we broaden our options for solutions when it comes to improving adult literacy and day-to-day skills.” There are nearly 6,500 students enrolled in adult learning and workplace education programs in Nova Scotia each year. The province invests more than $7 million a year in programs and initiatives that are delivered though community-based literacy organizations, colleges, school boards and businesses. “We need to focus on strengthening partnerships and bringing groups from all sectors together to create a seamless system,” said Cyril Meagher, president, Allendale Electronics Limited. “We also need to send the message out to industry that it has an investment in building the literacy and numeracy skills of its employees. Businesses need to create a culture of learning where employees don’t feel embarrassed or threatened to say they need help.” “We need to ask industry and other sectors to help. Industry players need to know what roles we can play in partnership to contribute to solutions,” said Jim Morrison, human resources manager, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. “We should also identify clear outcomes expected from our adult learning efforts if we want business to get more involved. What gets measured gets managed.” More detailed findings of the summit will be included in a report that will be distributed to all summit participants. These findings will influence government policies and initiatives, as well as new adult literacy and workplace education programs involving the labour, industry, community and business sectors. “This summit has far exceeded my expectations and I hope we have more meetings like this in future,” said Douglas Myers, executive director, PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) Centre. “If we work together, Nova Scotia has a chance to significantly strengthen the impact and effectiveness of its literacy programs by providing a breadth of community-based support that will make adult learning not only life long but life wide.” The summary report of summit findings will be available in upcoming weeks at . More information about the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey is available at the Statistics Canada website at .last_img read more

Of government and golf courses Mulroneys East Coast experiment 30 years later

first_imgHALIFAX – Ben Cowan-Dewar was a bright-eyed 25-year-old entrepreneur when he visited Inverness, N.S., and saw a jaw-dropping landscape fit for a luxury golf course.Past the abandoned mines and hardscrabble edges of the Cape Breton village, he envisioned a boutique 18-hole course and upscale resort perched atop craggy cliffs.“It was a magical day,” Cowan-Dewar said recalling his first impressions of the coastline. “There was a mile of ocean frontage that mirrored the great links courses of Scotland and Ireland.”The trouble was money.Finding capital is tricky for any entrepreneur. But banks are notoriously nervous about new ventures in rural regions — even golf courses in picturesque locations destined to attract well-heeled golfers.To help build Cabot Links, and later its sibling Cabot Cliffs, Cowan-Dewar’s company turned to private financial partners and taxpayer-backed assistance.Cabot Links at Inverness LP cashed interest-free loans of $6.5 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), while the government of Nova Scotia inked an $8.25 million cheque for a low-interest loan.Several years later, the business is on track to repaying the loans, and the golf course is held up by economic development guru Donald Savoie as an innovative way to bring jobs and prosperity to a rural area.“They’ve added a new Grade 1 classroom (at the local school). People are moving to the community,” said Savoie, the architect of ACOA and an influential Universite de Moncton professor. “The unemployment rate used to be in the double-digits and it’s now virtually zero.”Critics argue the golf courses are government-subsidized playgrounds for millionaires. They say most of the jobs are seasonal, and question why taxpayer dollars are helping a private business cater to wealthy golfers.But the economic impact of the two golf courses is incontrovertible: Hundreds of people work at the resort, and the town has a new restaurant and coffee shop.It’s a glimpse into a polarizing economic development debate that for this story starts on a spring day 30 years ago.***In 1987, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney stepped off a plane in St. John’s, N.L., with a massive economic experiment.Atlantic Canada was a have-not region steeped in economic misfortune and staggering unemployment.The fisheries were in a downturn, coal mining was dying and military bases were shuttering.It was time to relieve the burden of regional disparity, Mulroney said, to create an economic renaissance in a struggling region.His solution: The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.“We begin with new money, a new mission and a new opportunity,” he declared optimistically. “The agency will succeed where others have failed.”The experiment unveiled on a spring day three decades ago has exceeded expectations for some. Thirty years, $10 billion and 56,000 grants and loans later, ACOA stands as a lasting legacy of the Mulroney government, a recognition by Ottawa that Atlantic Canada had been short-changed since Confederation.But economic malaise continues to grip the East Coast, and while ACOA has spurred jobs and startups, critics say it has simply propped up failing firms and padded the coffers of private enterprise.Thousands of loans worth more than $425 million have been written off over the last three decades, unpaid by insolvent firms. Eyebrows have been raised when top-level ACOA positions have gone to allies of the governing party.And despite Mulroney’s avowal on that June day 30 years ago that “the region does not need another bureaucracy,” the agency now has a staff of 651 in its Moncton, N.B., headquarters, Ottawa and across the Atlantic region.In all, its operating costs, including salaries, office rentals and equipment, have tallied up to almost $2 billion over the last three decades, roughly one-fifth of its $9.5 billion in total spending over 30 years.The agency has been described as a boondoggle masquerading as economic development, a vehicle for pork-barrel politics, patronage appointments and make-work projects.Concerns have been raised about repeat users, firms that have secured money from ACOA year after year for decades.Atlantic Wallboard — a gypsum wallboard manufacturer under the powerful Irving empire — received more than $40 million in “conditionally repayable” loans, for example, which means the money is only paid back if the investment is successful.Whether the loans have been repaid, or how much has been paid back, is “subject to client confidentiality and cannot be shared,” ACOA spokesman Robert Bourgeois said in an email, adding only that Atlantic Wallboard is a client in good standing.In a perfect world, said Savoie — author of “Looking for Bootstraps: Economic Development in the Maritimes,” released earlier this year — governments wouldn’t give grants to big businesses flush with cash.The problem, he said, is companies can pick up and move to Maine or North Carolina in search of more favourable treatment. Savoie said some companies “shop around” for “juicy morsels of government assistance.”“There are places in the U.S. where they won’t pay taxes for 10 years,” he said. “We could be holier-than-thou and say we’re not going to help the Irvings or the McCains. They’ll say ‘Fine, we’ll just go somewhere else where governments are happy to help us.’”Ian McAllister, economic adviser under former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Joey Smallwood, disagrees. We should let them go, he argued.“If a company comes up to me and says ‘If you don’t give us a grant we’re going to go south of the border’ I would shake their hands and say ‘Well enjoy yourself’ because that is not a good case,” said McAllister, who headed the regional development unit of the federal Finance Department in the early 1970s.McAllister said the promise of “jobs, jobs, jobs” shouldn’t be enough to obtain public money, unless there is a thorough and compelling cost-benefit assessment attached to those jobs.“The companies that are the most capable of extracting funds through programs are the big multi-national corporations,” he said. “But we shouldn’t have to bribe them to come here.”***Before ACOA, economic development meant building big industrial parks and luring outside investors with handsome cash grants.Savoie’s vision was a sharp departure. Regional development should be endogenous, he said, harnessing the energy and skills of Atlantic Canadians.Two months after ACOA was born, his vision was emulated in other regions. “Now every postal code in Canada has a regional development agency,” Savoie said.There are six agencies in all: Atlantic Canada, northern Canada, western Canada, Quebec regions, northern Ontario and southern Ontario.Advocates of ACOA-style economic development say it helps beleaguered towns and gives local entrepreneurs a fighting chance.In the early years, ACOA was lambasted for creating an uneven playing field through generous grants. But it has increasingly moved towards repayable loans.Although more than 80 per cent of the 56,000 awards handed out are so-called non-repayable contributions, or grants, the vast majority of those are to cities and towns, universities, and not-for profit organizations.Atlantic Canada’s still-weak economy could be worse without ACOA, its backers contend.While statistics show the region continues to lag the rest of the country, figures also show the economic chasm dividing the East Coast from the rest of the country is closing.In 2016, GDP per capita — a measure of economic activity — rose to $37,980 per person, or 82 per cent of the national level, up from $30,600 or 76 per cent in 2000, for example.Joblessness in the Atlantic region is also better, at just over nine per cent, down from a staggering nearly 14 per cent in 1987.But whether those improvements are due to ACOA is hard — impossible even — to gauge.ACOA spokesman Bourgeois offers a list of statistics that support the agency’s existence: Fifty-seven per cent of ACOA-assisted firms are still operating five years after starting up, compared to 31 per cent without support. Sales and labour productivity are also higher and grow faster for firms cashing ACOA cheques. And for every dollar ACOA has spent, the region’s GDP grew by more than $5 over a five-year period, with the GDP of all four Atlantic provinces combined about a billion dollars higher in 2012-13 as a result of investments.***After 30 years watching the agency grow, the Savoie says he’s hopeful about its future, calling the newly minted president, Francis McGuire, “a bolt of energy.”“He’s shaking things up,” Savoie said of McGuire, a former businessman who became ACOA’s deputy minister in June. “He’s bringing a new level of energy, a fresh perspective.”McGuire has an ambitious plan to raise Atlantic Canada’s profile in Ottawa and says he’s ready to lead the agency down a new path.“ACOA over the years has not played as aggressive a role in terms of advocacy,” said the former president and CEO of Major Drilling Group International Inc.Looking forward, McGuire said ACOA needs to help companies with changing demographics, skills mismatch and the need for increased automation.In a recent interview on the agency’s 30th anniversary, Mulroney admitted ACOA hasn’t been perfect.“But I think it did a lot of good,” he told The Canadian Press. “It’s done a tremendous job in helping small and medium business in Atlantic Canada.”Mulroney added: “I think that governments obviously have to play a role. And one of the key roles obviously is creating a climate within which the private sector can flourish. But you’d have to be foolish not to understand that in a region like Atlantic Canada the government must be there to be of assistance. This is not like downtown New York City … it’s not as easy to attract industry here.”Ben Cowan-Dewar says his world-class golf courses would never have happened without government backing.“Financing was a massive challenge. The farther you get from a major city, the harder it is to find financing,” he said. “The combination of it being rural and the relative market size … there just seemed to be so many odds stacked against us.”last_img read more

Police Arrest Nigerian Man in Casablanca Airport for Cocaine Trafficking

Rabat – Authorities at Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport arrested a Nigerian national on Saturday for his alleged involvement in cocaine trafficking.The 35-year-old suspect was in possession of 13 capsules containing 280 grams of cocaine concealed in his underwear, according to a statement by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).The suspect arrived in Casablanca on a flight from Sao Paulo. Officers suspected the individual was carrying other capsules of cocaine in his stomach. The police took him to Ibn Rochd University Hospital’s emergency services in Casablanca for further medical examination. The Nigerian national was placed in custody for further investigation to determine the full circumstances of the case.

Somalias education sector further threatened by famine exodus UN warns

10 August 2011Immediate action and funding are urgently needed to prevent a dramatic worsening of the educational situation in war- and drought-wracked Somalia, where some 1.8 million children are already out of school, with a knock-on effect on access to health care, the United Nations warned today. “Education is a critical component of any emergency response,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Somalia Representative Rozanne Chorlton said on the release of a rapid assessment study carried out last week in 10 regions in southern and central Somalia by an education-themed cluster of 14 agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) led by UNICEF and Save the Children.“Schools can provide a place for children to come to learn, as well as access health care and other vital services. Providing learning opportunities in safe environments is critical to a child’s survival and development and for the longer term stability and growth of the country.”Schools are scheduled to open in September and the assessment indicates that the movement of an estimated 200,000 school age children, from urban areas or across the border, could cause the primary school enrolment rate – already only 30 per cent – to drop even more. Scores of thousands of Somalis have been fleeing drought and famine in recent weeks both to Mogadishu, the capital, and to refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.The study warns that the situation is likely to be compounded by increases in demand for education services in areas where influxes of internally displaced people have been the greatest, such as Mogadishu, and that the population flux may also cause an acute shortage of teachers.Already, most of 10,000 teachers across the southern and central regions are dependent on incentives paid through the support of education cluster partners, and results indicate that in the Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Bay regions, up to 50 per cent of teachers may not return to the classroom when schools reopen. Over $20 million will be needed to carry out emergency education plans to help 435,000 children and provide incentives to 5,750 teachers in temporary learning facilities, where food vouchers will also be provided to benefit learners and their families and offer an incentive for children to stay in school, or to enrol for the first time in their lives.But funding received to date is inadequate, while shortfalls in the education sector have reached their highest levels in the last four years.“After decades of neglect and lack of funding, the educational opportunities for school-aged children in Somalia are already dire, so it is imperative that we do everything we can to make sure the situation does not get worse,” Ms. Chorlton said. read more

Canadas global prosperity ranking slips to lowest level in 11 years but

MONTREAL — Canada’s prosperity ranking has slipped in 2017 to the lowest level in 11 years, according an annual index that measures several factors including wealth and well-being.Canada now ranks No. 8 in Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, three spots below last year and the lowest level since 2007.That’s in part due to Canadians viewing banking services as being increasingly unaffordable and people feeling less convinced that working hard will get them ahead.Norway leads the survey while the United States fell one spot to 18th. Yemen was last in 149th spot.Overall, the index showed that prosperity has been growing around the world and sits at the highest level since the index was first published in 2007. Still, the gap between the most and least prosperous has widened over the last five years with the 30 least prosperous countries suffering a decade-long decline.Western Europe has marginally overtaken North America for the first time as the continent’s score fell more than any region of the world.One factor is declining civic engagement in Canada and the U.S., with people less likely to donate money to charity or volunteering less frequently. The index also said Canadians are less open to offering informal financial help and fewer Canadians said they have relatives or friends they can count on in hard times.Canada’s business environment slipped to fourth best. While Canada appears to have weathered the economic storm stemming from the 2008 financial crash better than the U.S., the measure for economic quality has weakened since 2012.Canadians feel that government is doing less to counter monopolies and for the first time in 10 years, the U.S. has overtaken Canada on this measure.The country remains No. 2 in personal freedom in terms of societal tolerance of other ethnicities and immigrants. The U.S. sits in 28th position.It ranks No. 13 in education and 24th in health along with safety and security.Legatum says Canada has struggled substantially with health issues over the last decade. It pointed to a nationwide fall in vaccination rates that resulted in rising incidents of preventable diseases. Canada also reported more health problems in general.Canada’s natural environment score improved through the increased protection of land, particularly through improved air quality. read more

Scarlet wins Ohio State footballs Spring Game 3114

CINCINNATI – Gusty winds did little to prevent Ohio State from airing out the football during its annual Spring Game Saturday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. With parts of Ohio Stadium undergoing surface work, the Buckeyes traveled about two hours southwest to the Queen City for the 2013 edition of an intrasquad scrimmage between the Scarlet and Gray teams. After a game that saw its quarterbacks throw for a combined total of 433 yards, the Scarlet team prevailed, 31-14. While limited in the running game because of a no-contact black jersey, junior quarterback Braxton Miller finished the day 16 of 25 for 217 yards and two touchdowns. His counterpart, redshirt senior Kenny Guiton, totaled 151 yards and a touchdown on 13 of 22 attempts. After guiding the Buckeyes to a 12-0 finish last season, OSU coach Urban Meyer hovered just yards back from play on the field as the teams battled it out amid 18-25 mph winds in front of a speckled crowd of 37, 643. “This was a great day for Ohio State football – to come back to (a place), I consider this partly my hometown,” Meyer said during a press conference after the game. By his own admittance, Meyer said he intended it to be a day where the Buckeyes threw the ball more than they ran it. “Obviously, it was a pass-heavy game – an area that we were not very good at last year that we have to get better,” he said. Miller would set the tone early – launching a 49-yard rocket to junior wide receiver Evan Spencer on the scrimmage first play. Three plays later, Miller found junior wide receiver Devin Smith for a 20-yard touchdown with 9:08 to play in the first quarter. Miller said he’s gotten more comfortable throwing the ball. “Just knowing the play, how the play is developed and how it’s going to move. I can just move out of the pocket and know where the guy’s going to be,” he said. It’s something Meyer took note of. He said Saturday’s marked improvement in the passing game was a “continuation of what started all spring.” In fact, Meyer said it’s the type of development that could vault OSU into talk of being one of the nation’s best offenses. “I’ve spent a lot of time talking about a part of our game – that if we can figure that out – I would be disappointed if we don’t have the best offense in the Big Ten,” he said. It’s a notion that seems too early to validate, but one perhaps with the potential to come to fruition somewhere down the line. Meyer, though, maintained it’s a concept that hinges upon the play of his offensive line – which lost only former right tackle Reid Fragel. And with senior left tackle Jack Mewhort held out of the game for precautionary reasons, Meyer called the “fifth spoke of the offensive line” a “legitimate concern.” “Unless we get that fixed, there go the best offense in the Big Ten,” he said. Meyer’s concern seemed warranted, as sophomore defensive linemen Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington combined for five sacks in the first half and seven total. It bought time for Guiton and the Gray team to answer in the second quarter. The Buckeyes’ backup quarterback found senior receiver Chris Fields from six yards out to tie the game, 7-7, with 4:35 remaining in the half. Guiton, who played sparingly last season, said he was content with his performance. “I thought I did pretty good, I got the offense down. I’m moving forward, trying to get everybody else making sure we know what we’re doing,” he said. Thanks to an eight-play, 59-yard drive, though, the Scarlet team again seized the lead after Miller found senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown in the back of the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown. Miller’s squad would head into halftime with a 14-7 advantage that they would not relinquish. Having been harassed most of the afternoon by the Gray defensive line, Miller rolled out of the pocket before scampering for a 5-yard touchdown with 6:25 to play in the third. Senior kicker Drew Basil tacked on a 25-yard field goal more than two minutes later to make it 24-7 in favor of the Scarlet team. Behind sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas, the Gray would make a dent in the deficit after sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones found Thomas from four yards out with 8:44 to play in the fourth. Jones finished with 65 yards and a touchdown on 7 of 16 attempts. In a instance of trickery and changing of allegiances, Fields, who started the contest with the Gray team, scored on a 6-yard reverse play, pushing the Scarlet team’s lead to 31-14 with 4:41 to play in the game. It would all but seal the Scarlet team’s second-straight victory in the Spring Game. OSU is scheduled to open the 2013 season against Buffalo Aug. 31 at Ohio Stadium. read more

SG Flensburg Handewitt take it all in Berlin

11.Minden11344280:29210 3.Rhein-Neckar10901309:25118 7.MT Melsungen11713299:29115 16.Huttenberg12138310:3395 14.Ludwigshafen12228291:3216 17.Erlangen11218260:3145 12.Goppingen11254300:3049 18.N-Lubbecke11029236:3062 1.Fuchse Berlin131012391:35021 9.Lemgo11524295:29812 4.Hannover-Burgdorf12813338:32217 6.Leipzig12714334:32515 ← Previous Story Iran appoint Borut Macek for Asian Championship 2018: Our goal is to qualify for WCh 2019 Next Story → IFK Kristianstad beat Wisla Plock in direct battle for TOP 16 13.Stuttgart12417295:3259 10.HSG Wetzlar11425286:27410 8.SC Magdeburg12705374:34014 2.Flensburg-H.12912346:29519 15.Gummersbach12309307:3406 SG Flensburg Handewitt made a big step in the race for the trophy in DKB Bundesliga. Team of Maik Machulla won away derby clash at Max Schmelling hall in Berlin against Fuchse Berlin 30:26 (14:13) with Swedish left back Jeppsson in the main role with seven goals.Füchse Berlin – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 26 : 30 (13:14) Füchse Berlin: E. Schmidt 5, Lindberg 4/3, P. Nenadic 3, Wiede 3, Zachrisson 3, Elisson 2, Fäth 2, Gojun 2, Drux 1, Kopljar 1 SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Jeppsson 7/1, Glandorf 6, Wanne 6, H. Toft Hansen 3, Lauge Schmidt 2, Steinhauser 2, Heinl 1, Mahé 1, Mogensen 1, Svan 1 VfL Gummersbach – TV Hüttenberg 28 : 25 (13:11) TVB Stuttgart – THW Kiel 24 : 36 (9:16) Die Eulen Ludwigshafen – TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 21 : 27 (10:13) STANDINGS: 5.Kiel12714348:31215 read more

Twitter giving researchers access to sites public and historical data

first_imgTWITTER HAS ANNOUNCED a new pilot project which will see a select number of academics and institutions gain free access to the company’s public and historical data.The Data Grants scheme will allow the site to collaborate and help researchers who are tackling major issues and would benefit from analysing the millions of tweets posted daily.The site, which sees more than 500 million tweets posted on it every day, has seen its data used for research in international relations, financial markets, natural disasters, journalism and politics. By providing access to this data, Twitter hopes that researchers can analyse and discover trends and developments through it.Researchers will be able to collaborate with the site’s own researchers and engineers while Gnip, a social data company that Twitter is partnered with, will provide researchers with the necessary data. Any group that is interested in taking parts must submit proposals before 15 March.Twitter announced its first earnings report last night after the company went public. It announced its monthly average users grew to 241 million, an increase of nine million from the previous quarter, but the slow growth in user numbers and a loss of $511 million saw its share price fall by 13 per cent.Read: Twitter loses $511 million in one quarter >Read: Twitter could soon let you buy goods directly from tweets >last_img read more

Heres how healthy foods could make you put on more weight

first_imgMEALS ADVERTISED as being having low or reduced fat content could ultimately make people put on more weight, the cross-border food safety authority has found.SafeFood says academic studies have shown that people may eat larger-than-recommended portions of food if they are told that a food is low in fat.The study, led by academics from the University of Ulster, indicated that many people associated ‘low fat’ foods with having a low number of calories when this was not always necessarily the case.The research included a survey of 180 adults from across Ireland with a range of body weights, asking them to compare their estimate for a ‘reasonable’ size of regular- and low-calorie foods.Participants were shown three pairs of food – one type of food having lower calories than the other – and asked to measure a reasonable portion, before being asked how guilty they might feel if they ate a full portion.“There has been a huge increase in the number of food products with nutrition and health claims sold over the last 20 years, but we also know that the population’s weight has continued to increase,” explained SafeFood director Cliodhna Foley-Nolan.“The research shows that these foods are viewed by some consumers as a license to overeat. However, in the case of many products, the fat that is removed in the ‘healthier’ product is replaced by other ingredients, such as sugar, and the calorie savings are small,” Foley-Nolan said.“Consumers need to re-look at their portion sizes, as any benefit they might get from these ‘healthier’ processed foods could be undone by just how much of them they are eating.”Professor Barbara Livingstone, who led the University of Ulster study, said the research seemed to affirm the ‘health halo’ effect.“Consumers perceive these products to be healthier and with less calories than the ‘standard’ version food,” she said.“They seem them as representing the less guilty option and so eat more of them. Further education on what is a healthy portion size is warranted to overcome these misconceptions.”Read: 16 tragic things that happen at a sandwich counterlast_img read more

Portal gun signed by Valve appears on Ebay for charity

first_imgChristmas is a time to be generous to others, and when a lot of charity donations happen. But donations are always better when you get something really awesome in return–like a signed Portal gun.The replica gun you see above has been signed by the whole Valve team and is up for bids on eBay. Yes, Valve has very kindly donated an officially licensed portal gun made by NECA so that the money raised can be donated to charity. That charity is Child’s Play, which seeks to improve the lives of children in hospital through the power of video games.Child’s Play donates toys, games, and other entertainment devices to help kids get their minds off the horrible treatment they’re having to go through. This kind of service is especially important over Christmas – what kid wants to be in a hospital at this time of year?The signed portal gun is a life size 1:1 replica of the actual device from the Portal series. It may not actually create portals, but it has orange and blue LED lights, portal firing sound effects that correspond to which color you’re using, as well as extendable and pose-able claws. It’s also weighted so if you place it on a flat surface, it won’t roll away, meaning you don’t need a stand. It’s 8.5″ wide, 30″ long, and takes 3 C size batteries, which aren’t included. The box is apparently a little bit beaten up, but who cares when the gun is signed by Valve?So if you fancy giving a little more this Christmas, to both charity and yourself, then place a bid on the Portal gun. It’s currently up to $810 and there’s just over 4 days left on this auction, meaning you might have to interrupt your Christmas day celebrations to win it.last_img read more

Woman was burned stabbed and beaten during horror attack at her home

first_imgShe has been sedated by doctors.“She is in a critical but stable condition,” they added.Known to victimSources said the arrested man is known to Lee but was not residing in the flat with her.A local woman living nearby described the victim as “a nice girl”.Local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan meanwhile said he had previously attempted to help Lee secure accommodation.“I had tried to get her a house before. She seemed like a nice girl. Her mother passed away a few years ago. It’s shocking,” he added.Ms Lee’s townhouse flat, as well as a number of adjoining properties, and two roadway access points leading to the apartment block, will remain sealed off by Gardai overnight pending the arrival of Garda forensic officers from the capital city who will technically examine the property tomorrow.“The scene will be held overnight for the technical unit from Dublin,” the Garda source explained.Shards of glass were visible on the street outside the flat and an upstairs window was smashed. It’s believed an ironing board was thrown through the window at the flat.Detectives have yet to speak to Ms Lee as she remains in a critical condition.Gardai said they were keen to speak to anyone with information that may help their investigation.They are also investigating whether or not there were other persons in the house during the savage assault.“Gardaí in Mayorstone, Limerick City are investigating a serious assault on a female in Limerick on the 26 into the 27 November 2016. At approximately 12.40am on the 27th November gardaí received a report of a disturbance at a property at Hassetts Villas, Thomondgate,” an official Garda statement said.When gardaí entered the premises they observed a female with serious injuries to her body, possibly stab wounds, an ambulance was called and the 37-year-old female was taken to University Hospital Limerick. Her condition is described as critical but stable. By David Raleigh Woman was burned, stabbed, and beaten during horror attack at her home in Limerick 37-year-old Simone Lee is currently in a stable condition at University Hospital Limerick. Nov 27th 2016, 6:30 PM Sunday 27 Nov 2016, 6:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1493 Tweet Email The scene has been preserved for a technical examination. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Mayorstone Garda station at 061 456980, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.Read: Cystic fibrosis patients ‘dismayed’ at decision to not fund life-changing drugRead: “He just grew quieter and quieter and then there was silence” – family share heartbreak of son killed by drunk driver 60,596 Views Short URL 33 Comments Hassett’s Villas, Thomondgate Source: Google MapsUpdated 18.30A WOMAN IS in a critical condition after being burned, stabbed, and beaten in a vicious attack at her home in Limerick.The serious assault took place inside the woman’s flat at Hassett’s Villas, Thomondgate, overnight.The woman named locally as 37-year-old Simone Lee from Thomondgate sustained “burn marks to her face, neck, and torso”, garda sources said.Detectives are liaising with doctors treating Lee at University Hospital Limerick to determine the cause of her burn injuries.A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack.The suspect is being detained for questioning at Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.Lee was found inside her first-floor flat with burn marks, a stab wound in her back, and a deep cut to her head.“She had one stab wound to her back and she had quite a severe laceration to her forehead. The guy who apparently assaulted her was still there when the emergency services arrived at the flat,” said a source.“We don’t know whether the burn marks were caused by some kind of acid or by some kind of boiling water,” they said.Gardaí and the emergency service first responders discovered Lee lying on the floor naked from the waist up in a pair of wet jeans.“It looked like she had been there for some time,” a source said.According to the source she was “semi-conscious” and “massively hypothermic”.The victim was initially treated at the scene by paramedics and then rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.“These were some of the worst injuries I’ve seen. There was a lot of blood,” said the source.Lee “received a puncture wound to her back” sources also said.last_img read more

Urban NW Homes focuses on sustainability

first_img Five years after bank failures and an economic meltdown froze Clark County’s home-building sector in its tracks, construction has returned to lots zoned and permitted long ago. Housing construction remains well below pre-recession levels. But as builders such as Troy Johns can attest, the legacy of the Great Recession may shape the face of new housing in the community for years to come. Townhouses are out. Eco-friendly projects are in. Builders such as Johns are opting to put up fewer houses so that they can set aside small parks and common areas in their developments. And with some of Clark County’s longtime builders no longer in operation, new leaders are emerging.Johns, owner of Urban NW Homes, was one of the few local builders unscathed from the industry’s collapse. Now he is among the new shapers of Clark County home construction. With construction sites scattered across the county, Johns’ company is building for a market that he says is more interested in sustainability and open space than pre-recession buyers. Johns, who was raised in Vancouver, says he is building homes that will last for generations.Getting through the recessionThe housing industry’s crash hit Clark County hard in 2009. That January, the Bank of Clark County failed, prompting a credit freeze for many of its customers — including builders who had started developments and suddenly lacked the cash to finish work. In the months that followed, other banks failed and federal regulators forced the survivors to get tough on collecting overdue bills from home builders. Many builders shut down or were forced into bankruptcy.But Johns had seen it coming. He had sold off his construction holdings in 2004, convinced that the market was out of whack. It was too easy for builders to take out loans and pop up cookie-cutter homes, too easy for borrowers with bad credit to qualify for a loan. Click to enlargelast_img read more

Facebook sets engineers to work on grownup search

first_img Citation: Facebook sets engineers to work on grown-up search (2012, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( — Facebook is planning to get serious about its search engine. Sources tipped off reporters this week about Facebook plans to upgrade its search engine and run toward the money that can be gained from optimized search. Tongues are wagging about how, not when, and story headlines are pairing the Facebook plan with thoughts about Google, namely what the search surge can mean as a challenge to Google. Numerous sites that watch both Google and Facebook marvel at the two companies’ opposite moves; of Google moving toward social while Facebook moving toward search. © 2012 Google hoping other sites like recommendation tool Explore further Comparing the two giants as competing Goliaths is also tempting considering the fact that Facebook called in former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen, the co-founder of Google Maps, to work on its freshened-search project. (Rasmussen left Google in 2010 to work for Facebook.) The news was bared this week in a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, in which people familiar with the project said Facebook gave the green light to a team of 24 to 25 engineers to enrich and refine the search function.Citing more confirmation of Facebook’s foray into search, news sites pointed to a photograph posted by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook wall, showing his desk and laptop display with an image of a Facebook page with a large white box. They said the box may be an image of the company’s prototype search display.But why should a social site go to so much trouble fixing the search engine? After all, Facebook’s search box can do a number of tasks including finding other members. General Web search results are powered by the Bing search engine from Microsoft. Some Facebook users say there is lots of room for improvement, however, in sifting through content. Bloomberg Businessweek said that a Facebook search for “Sonoma winery” resulted in a disorganized yield of wineries, people who work at wineries, unrelated banner ads, and a page for a wine-tasting iPhone app.Being able to carry a well-structured search engine is not only a way to please users but also a way to ensure monetization. As The Register less delicately put it, “Facebook – ahead of its IPO – is trying to get its advertising house in order because, like Google, that’s where it makes its bucks.” What’s more, one observer described Facebook’s unique search-engine potential as being able to cropdust the Web with ‘Like’ buttons. “Facebook has a huge set of data and information curated by all of us,’ wrote Drew Olanoff in The Next Web.Nonetheless, Google is not about to relax in maintaining search-engine supremacy. Google is working on a next-generation search where people can get answers to queries rather than just seeing Web links. Earlier this month, a report in The Wall Street Journal said that over the next few months, Google will present more facts and direct answers to queries at the top of the search-results page. People searching for Lake Tahoe would see key attributes about the lake, such as location, altitude, average temperature or salt content. This would be in contrast to getting just links to a visitor bureau, a Wikipedia page, and link to a map. The article noted that for a more complex question asking for the ten largest lakes in California, Google might provide the answer instead of just links to other sites. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

SenseTime researchers train ImageNetAlexNet in record 15 minutes using GradientFlow

first_imgResearchers from SenseTime Research and Nanyang Technological University have broken the record to train ImageNet/AlexNet in 1.5 minutes. The previous record was held by a model developed by the researchers at TenCent, a Chinese tech giant, and Hong Kong Baptist University, that took four minutes. This is a significant 2.6 times speedup over the previous record. The SenseTime and Nanyang team used a communication backend called “GradientFlow” along with a set of network optimization techniques to reduce the deep neural network (DNN) model training time. The researchers also proposed a technique called “lazy allreduce” to combine multiple communication operations into a single one. The researchers say that high communication overhead is one of the major performance bottlenecks for distributed DNN training across multiple GPUs. To combat this issue, one of the techniques used was increasing the batch size and running through the dataset quickly to process more samples per iteration. They also used a mixture of half-precision floating point, aka FP16, as well as single-precision floating point, FP32. Both these techniques reduce the memory bandwidth pressure on the GPUs used to accelerate the machine-learning math in hardware, but cause some loss of accuracy. How does GradientFlow work? GradientFlow is a software toolkit, to tackle the high communication cost of distributed DNN training. It is a communication backend that sla shed training times on GPUs, as described in their paper, published earlier this month. GradientFlow employs lazy allreduce, to reduce network cost, and improves network throughput by fusing multiple allreduce operations into a single one. It employs “coarse-graining sparse communication” to reduce network traffic and sends only important gradient chucks. Every GPU stores batches of data from ImageNet and uses gradient descent to crunch through their pixels. These gradient values are passed onto server nodes in order to update the parameters in the overall model. This is done using a type of parallel-processing algorithm known as allreduce. Trying to ingest these values, or tensors, from hundreds of GPUs at a time will result into bottlenecks. GradientFlow increases the efficiency of the code by allowing the GPUs to communicate and exchange gradients locally before final values are sent to the model. “Instead of immediately transmitting generated gradients with allreduce, GradientFlow tries to fuse multiple sequential communication operations into a single one, avoiding sending a huge number of small tensors via network,” the researchers wrote. Lazy allreduce Lazy allreduce fuses multiple allreduce operations into a single operation with minimal GPU memory copy overhead. On completing a backward computation, a layer with learnable parameters generates one or more gradient tensors. Every tensor is allocated a separate GPU memory space by the baseline system. With the help of lazy allreduce, all gradient tensors are placed in a memory pool. Lazy allreduce waits for the lower layer’s gradient tensors, until the total size of waited tensors  is greater than a given threshold θ. Then, a single allreduce operation is performed on all waited gradient tensors. This avoids transmitting small tensors via network and improves network utilization. Coarse-grained sparse communication (CSC) To further reduce network traffic with high bandwidth utilization, the researchers have proposed coarse-grained sparse communication to select important gradient chunks for allreduce. The generated tensors are placed in a memory pool with continuance address space, based on their generated order. The CSC will equally partition the gradient memory pool into chunks. Each chunk contains a number of gradients. In this research, each chunk contains 32K gradients and the CSC partitions the gradient memory pool of AlexNet and ResNet-50 into 1903 and 797 chunks respectively. A percent (e.g., 10%) of gradient chunks are selected as important chunks at the end of each iteration. Design of coarse-grained sparse communication (CSC) Conclusion GradientFlow improves network performance for distributed DNN training. When training ImageNet/AlexNet on 512 GPUs, the researchers achieved up to 410.2 speedup ratio, and completed 95-epoch training in 1.5 minutes, outperforming existing approaches. You can head over to the research paper for a more in-depth performance analysis of the model proposed. Read Next Generating automated image captions using NLP and computer vision [Tutorial]Facebook’s artificial intelligence research team, FAIR, turns five. But what are its biggest accomplishments?Exploring Deep Learning Architectures [Tutorial]last_img read more

Dream Cruises launches in Australia and New Zealand

first_imgDream Cruises launches in Australia and New ZealandDream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, is now officially on sale in Australia and New Zealand.Dream Cruises, is the newest addition to the Genting Hong Kong fleet. Catering to upscale consumers, the cruise line offers inspirational luxury, which is ‘Asian at heart and international in spirit’, and will deliver the highest level of guest service and spacious comfort in the region.Genting Dream the inaugural ship of Dream Cruises is currently undergoing fit-out at shipbuilders Meyer Werft in Papenburg will enter service on 6 November 2016, with a 6-night repositioning cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong, offering an in-depth itinerary through Vietnam, calling in at Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Da Nang beforecommencing her regular weekly 7-night itineraries ex Hong Kong.From 12 November 2016 to 31 December 2016, the 7-night itinerary will provide a great opportunity to explore Vietnam’s scenic Da Nang and Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), along with calls into China’s Pearl River Delta.From 31 December 2016 to 31 March 2017, the 7-night itinerary will then offer the delights of the vibrant side of Vietnam, with calls at Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.“We are delighted to launch Genting Dream in Australia and New Zealand and feature popular destinations such as Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong,” said Brigita Devries, Assistant Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, Dream Cruises.“Dream Cruises aims to be a pacesetter in the cruise industry in the region, with the finest dining options, exceptional service, enthralling entertainment and inspirational experiences, Dream cruises aims to redefine vacation travel with a transformational journey at sea.”Genting Dream will accommodate some 3,400 guests, attended by 2,000 crew members, forming the leading crew to guest ratio in Asia-based cruising. Conceived by pop-artist Jacky  Tsai, the hull of Genting Dream is adorned by the art piece entitled “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream”, which envisages ethereal and fantastical journey of love between a mermaid and and astronaut. The artist’s ‘East-meets’ West’ artistic aesthetic and vivid, dream inspired, creative work, embodying the boundless, elements of space and water, has been brilliantly translated to the canvas of Genting Dream.A range of comfortable guest options are offered, with over 70 per cent of staterooms containing private balconies. 100 connecting rooms will ensure that family and larger group vacations have never been more convenient. Guests also can experience the ultimate luxury in the exclusive ‘Dream Mansion’, a ‘ship-within-a-ship’ with two floors of lavish suites featuring European-style butler service and special guest privileges.Foodies will delight in 35 restaurant and bar concepts capturing the flavours of Asia and the world and a 610-metre wraparound promenade which will allow for dramatic sea-side dining and lounging from sunrise-to-sunset in a multitude of themed venues.Inspirational onboard experiences will include a comprehensive and ever-changing program of opportunities for self-discovery, including guest speakers on a multitude of topics; wine and whisky appreciation; together with a myriad of educational activities and happenings, enriching guests’ time at sea.Source = Star Cruiseslast_img read more

DEFA sticks to its guns moving to next bidder

first_imgBy Elias HazouTHE NATURAL Gas Public Company DEFA has stuck to its recent decision to end talks with preferred bidder Itera.In a statement yesterday, DEFA said it was inviting second-ranked bidder, Vitol, to submit an improved proposal on interim supplies of natural gas for power generation.DEFA’s board of directors met to decide their next move after making the call last week to terminate negotiations with Russia’s Itera.But in the interim, public remarks made by the President had led to speculation that DEFA might rethink that decision – and risk eating humble pie.Speaking on the sidelines of an event this weekend, Nicos Anastasiades told newsmen that the government was keeping all its options open.“We are not ruling out any of the proposals submitted [for natural gas] aimed at reducing the cost of electricity until such time as we are able to use our own resources to supply the EAC with the cheapest possible fuel,” Anastasiades said.“And that [fuel] can be none other than natural gas,” he added.The President went on to say that the government wished to avert any ill-feeling and “political problems with friendly countries” – a comment taken to allude to Russia.Anastasiades has called for an independent assessment of the tender goings-on after having met a senior Itera official last week.He has officially asked the auditor-general to look into the electricity utility’s fuel cost formula in order to ascertain the profitability – or not – of Itera’s offer.It’s understood that at the moment the auditor-general’s office is awaiting more precise instructions on what it is it will be scrutinizing.But it’s not clear what happens if the auditor-general were to determine that Itera’s offer should have been accepted.It’s also unlikely that Vitol, who was ranked behind Itera, can now come back with a new offer that beats the Russians.Both Itera’s and Vitol’s bids involve procuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) and re-gasifying it aboard Floating Storage and Regasification Units. The gas would be used to generate electricity at Vassilikos, the island’s main power plant.The DEFA tender, launched a year ago, aimed at securing intermediate supplies of the cleaner natural gas to fire power stations until Cyprus’ own offshore hydrocarbon reserves come on tap. Currently, the island is reliant on costly heavy fuel oil (mazut) and the even more expensive diesel.Itera reportedly first offered just under $16 per million BTU(mmbtu), later agreeing to drop to about $15. DEFA and the electricity utility determined that this will still too expensive, and wanted the Russians to go even lower. Itera declined.Itera’s latest offer is slightly higher than the current spot market rate for natural gas ($12.5 to $13).The price they quoted covers fuel costs (LNG), delivery and capital investments.Under the terms of the tender, DEFA is not obliged to pick a supplier if it deems that the price of electricity does not drop significantly through the use of natural gas.But a leaked confidential report, compiled by the EAC and forwarded to DEFA, shows that, under Itera’s offer, between 2015 and 2021 the electricity utility would save some €800m by running its plants almost exclusively on natural gas instead of mazut and diesel.Documents seen by the Mail show that, through the continuing use of liquid fuels, the electricity utility would pay €3.278bn in this time period, compared to €2.453bn under Itera’s natural gas proposal. Itera’s bid represents a benefit of 25 per cent.That data was based on Itera’s prior offer of $15.9 per mmbtu.While acknowledging the report’s authenticity, the EAC counters that the report’s findings were founded on initial assumptions and parameters that are no longer valid.For example the electricity utility now claims that, due to the financial crisis, it anticipates a sharp drop in electricity demand over the coming years – hence less fuel needs to be purchased.It’s understood also that this confidential report, dated August 2, was not shown to the President at a meeting held at the Palace earlier this month, where state energy operators advised that Itera’s offer was not beneficial.Instead DEFA, the EAC and the energy regulatory authority advised the President on the basis of a new report, compiled days after the first one and with very different findings.The initial report was leaked within hours of the meeting at the Palace.Eurostat figures show that household electricity prices in Cyprus are the highest in the EU-27, both in terms of kilowatt-hours and in terms of living costs.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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