Update – “Crude but viable” device made safe in Derry

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Update – “Crude but viable” device made safe in Derry LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebook WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleDerry Judge criticises failure to provide secure beds for young peopleNext articleQuestions about cost of excavator at LGH were first asked last year News Highland center_img News Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest Twitter A security alert at Talbot Park in Derry ended just before 7 o’clock last night after a suspicious object was reported by a member of the public.A controlled explosion was carried out on the object which has been described as a crude but viable device.It’s now being examined by experts, and all roads in the area reopened last night. Police are asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the Talbot Park area recently to contact them at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. By News Highland – April 11, 2014 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Bundesliga starts testing players amid restart hopes

first_imgPlayers would be subject to strict hygiene measures, including testing for the virus every few days.German Chancellor Merkel chairing a video conference with the premiers of 16 states on Thursday with the Bundesliga set to be discussed, but a final decision is only expected next week.According to German daily Bild, defending champions Bayern Munich, who were four points clear when the league was halted in mid-March, were among those who started testing Thursday.Other clubs are expected to start testing in the coming days. BVB captain Marco Reus Berlin, Germany | AFP | The German league confirmed Thursday that clubs have started testing players for the coronavirus as part of plans for the Bundesliga to resume next month.Testing for the virus, which has so far claimed over 6,000 lives in Germany, is a key component in the plans to restart the Bundesliga in stadiums without spectators.The DFL confirmed to AFP subsidiary SID that regular testing has begun in the top two leagues amid hopes matches could be played from as early as May 9 or May 16.However, the league still needs the go-ahead from Angela Merkel’s government to resume.The labour ministry, which has approved the plans, has demanded each player be tested twice before clubs resume team training, having so far trained mainly in smaller groups.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Inzy: Indian batsmen were better than us on paper but played for themselves, not…

first_imgAdvertisement 7m9mgrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsgxg7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eta2e5w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5s6vraWould you ever consider trying this?😱2oaqdCan your students do this? 🌚58a0v4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistani skipper-turned-chief selector has declared that the difference between his country and India two-three decades ago, was that the Indian batsmen would only play for individual records and not for the team. Speaking to his once colleague and now commentator Ramiz Raja, ul-Haq went on to adding that unlike their neighbours, Pakistani batsmen played for their team with the complete support from the captain, especially under Imran Khan’s reign.Advertisement In a talk show on Ramiz Raja’s YouTube channel, Inzamam opened up on Imran Khan’s captaincy and how the latter wouldn’t drop any player after a series of bad patches which led Pakistan to glory, back in his days.Advertisement “Imran (bhai) was not a very technical captain, but he knew how to get the most out of his players. He backed the young players, he backed the players he believed in and this made him a great captain,” said the 50-year-old.“He would not drop any player if he failed in one series as he believed in giving the player a long rope and this the biggest reason why everyone in the side respected him so much.”Advertisement He then shifted his focus to the Indian team and made the bold statement that they only played for themselves and not for the team.“During our time, India had a very strong batting line-up than us on paper. Our record as batsmen was not better than theirs. But if one of us made even 30-40 runs, we made it for the team. If an Indian player scored a century, it wouldn’t be for the team, he would be playing for himself. That made a difference.”When asked about the current situation of Pakistan Cricket, Inzamam said that the players are talented but are too afraid of failure; leading the team to frequent disastrous situations.“Now our players are scared of losing their place. They think they only have one or two innings to make their mark, so they don’t realize what the team needs,” “That is why, if the captain and coach are on the same page, they can give players the sense of security and confidence to play according to the team’s needs,” he added.  If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.comAlso follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.com You may also like:Commitment to Resurgence: Imran Khan vows to reform Pakistan cricketPakistani legend wants Indo-Pak bilateral series to raise funds for Coronavirus  Advertisementlast_img read more

U S CITIZEN RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF; DESORMEAUX & O’NEILL TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH WIN

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2015)–U S Citizen rallied on the far outside to take Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by 1 ½ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 6-year-old gelding by Proud Citizen covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.04.Breaking from post five in a field of seven older horses, U S Citizen was unhurried early and was next to last while five-wide crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch behind fractions of 22.22, 44.52 and 1:07.18.“It’s such an adrenaline race,” said Desormeaux in reference to negotiating the unique hillside layout. “He broke a bit aggressively but once I got him covered he calmed down. That was all the way around the left-handed bend. After getting over the dirt, I presented him and he took off. It was at that point that I became a spectator–just like the fans and (I) was watching the (Infield) jumbo-tron.”The third choice in the betting at 3-1, U S Citizen paid $8.40, $3.80 and $2.60. Owned by Dennis O’Neill and Joseph Besecker, U S Citizen improved his overall record to 21-3-6-4, and with the winner’s share of $34,800, hiked his earnings to $168,635.“He’s so honest, this horse,” said O’Neill. “He likes the hill. Sometimes, on that crossover from the turf to the dirt, horses will overreact, but he just skips over it. It was beautiful seeing Kent get along with him so well.”Ridden by Mike Smith, 9-5 favorite Skylander was just up for the place, finishing a head in front of Conscience and Drayden Van Dyke. Skylander paid $3.40 and $2.60.The second choice at 2-1, Conscience paid $2.60 to show.First post time at Santa Anita on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

AI Based Conversational Interfaces Will Become a Substitute for Web Forms

first_imgAccording to Cisco, there would be 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. If Cisco prediction is true, we will have an IoT revolution in a couple of years and we see shades of that already. Smart home, smart cities, and smart devices are no longer buzzwords; they have become a phenomenon which is reshaping our lives. A challenge that is hindering its wider adoption is the lack of support for visual interfaces. Lack of support means that developers will have to create a separate interface for IoT devices. The separate interface for IoT devices is where conversational interfaces can come into play. With voice-based interfaces, we can easily incorporate these devices into our environment. Buttery Smooth User Experience With conversational AI based interfaces, your users won’t have to learn how to use the interface first as is the case with traditional web forms. All your users have to do is to either speak or write, and the speaking AI interface-bot will respond back. Simply put, this speaking process minimizes the steep learning curve we use to associate with traditional web form — thus improving the user experience significantly. The users can achieve the desired results without much effort. Whether you want to use standalone applications or services or want to integrate a voice-based interface with a unified platform, you can easily do that thanks to cross-platform support. Cross-platform support means that you can use voice-based interfaces for a wide range of applications as well. The platform support streamlines the process by ensuring all your apps and services are compatible and works perfectly with voice-based interfaces. You don’t have to download separate applications to make it work. All you have to do is to connect the services you use with a chat interface, speak out commands, and you are good to go. Zubair Hassan Zubair Hassan Thanks to the advancement in voice technology, now users can personalize everything from the accent, tone, gender, and even the pace of speech. This personalized speaking pattern usage allows businesses to create a deeper personal connection with their user. By truly personalizing the experience, users start to think of devices as their close friend instead of a machine. With users demanding personalized experiences — you have no choice but to ditch the traditional web forms and jump on the voice-based interface bandwagon. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Realistic Feel Evolution of Design Zubair Hassan is a digital marketing expert . He loves to work for companies who need his skills in the marketing domain to market their product and make a mark for itself. He can offer you tools and strategies so that you can get in touch with your customers and able to communicate with them through all the popular social media platforms of your choice. Please contact him for further details as how he can assist you in your digital aspirations… How do you communicate with your friends and family? You convey your message via spoken words. Voice-based user interfaces take the same formula and makes it more interesting. By attaching a voice with technology, it makes the whole process more natural and realistic and less artificial. On the contrary, you cannot achieve the same feat with visual interfaces. Many businesses are switching from visual interfaces to voice-based interfaces to keep the interaction more realistic. The changing trend is here to stay and will continue at a faster pace in years to come. Most newer web design companies, such as Miami, delivers a realistic feel by harnessing the power of voice-based interfaces. User and Technology are Ready AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Voice-based interfaces have brought about a revolution in design. Conversational interfaces have changed the way we use to design products. Previously, interfaces were designed to support physical input and visual output. Now, UX designers have to design interfaces and experiences that support voice-based input.Having criteria based on the input will force companies to focus on aspects that have never been explored by UX designers. Such issues as creating anticipatory designs, giving voice-based suggestions by analyzing the context and prioritizing data, will all have to be addressed in the IoT playbook. Specialty issues will have to be addressed and will take the design industry in a new direction and will change everything.By taking advantage of the context of voice-based suggestions, UX designers will have to make it easy for users to understand what voice-based interaction systems can do for them. Similarly, UX designers will use context to create user flow for their anticipatory designs. Give your users the convenience to ask questions with voice-based interfaces instead of forcing them to fill out lengthy web forms. It seems that voice-based interfaces will replace everything — not just the traditional web forms. The good news for voice-based user interfaces is that both the users and technology is ready. This means that we won’t have to wait long to see these interfaces go mainstream. With more than 33% of global population having access to smart-phones and voice-based devices that supports voice-based interactions, we are not far away from seeing conversational interfaces take control. Users are already accustomed to interacting with chatbots on the website as more and more business use chatbot to deliver quick and satisfactory responses to user queries. We will see more new devices and applications that will accelerate the adoption of voice-based interfaces in the future. Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Personalized Experience The pace at which the web design industry has evolved and is continuing to evolve is mind-boggling. From static web pages laden with text to dynamic websites with all the bells and whistles attached to them, we have certainly come a long way. Introduction of new technologies leads to new web design trends. Some of these trends are here to stay while others evaporate into thin air. We will see how AI based conversational interfaces will become a substitute for web forms.One web design trend that has taken the web design industry by storm is the development of conversational interfaces. With more people using their voices to interact than using their fingers and voice-based gadgets going mainstream — it seems that AI-based conversational interfaces have a bright future.The conversational interface is all set to replace the web forms because it has many advantages over web forms that make the AI a better alternative.An AI interface helps you build trust and improves engagement while delivering more convenient and superior user experience. This type of consumer usage crosses platform integration, and the ability to adjust questions according to user needs puts it miles ahead of traditional web forms. Her is how conversational interfaces will replace web forms. Tags:#AI web design Related Posts Cross-Platform Support IoT Device Interactionslast_img read more

Abueva, Aces fall short in comeback bid vs Road Warriors

first_imgSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough those days are long gone, Abueva did admit that his side showed glimpses of that old fight after battling back from 30 points down against the Road Warriors.“I don’t know what happened in the first to third quarters. There were bad calls on our side which prevented us from making a run, but in the fourth quarter, we just played our game and tried our best to cut the lead down,” he said. “We still can’t say that we’ve brought the Alaska of before. If we’re able to get through our remaining games, if we make it to the quarters and the semis, that’s the only time we can say that we’re back on our old form,” he said after Alaska’s 89-96 defeat to NLEX on Sunday.Regular fixtures in the playoffs back in 2015, the Aces were feared by their opponents showing their capability to crawl their way from big deficits, a characteristic which earned them four trips to the Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Alaska made a huge rally in the payoff period, pulling to within two, 91-89, in the waning seconds before a costly turnover helped NLEX escape.Still, at 6-3, Abueva remains upbeat as Alaska shifts its focus on its final two assignments against San Miguel and Rain or Shine.“Whatever we’re doing, whatever we worked for, we have to double our efforts and keep our focus on our goals,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESAlaska has been known for making big comebacks, but Calvin Abueva believes this batch of Aces are still far from where they used to be.Abueva stressed Alaska has yet to prove anything in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City UST rookie Alessandrini set to miss rest of 1st round due to shoulder injury View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea defender Luiz: Sarri philosophy produced Crystal Palace winner

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Luiz: Sarri philosophy produced Crystal Palace winnerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz says N’Golo Kante’s winner at Crystal Palace came via manager Maurizio Sarri’s “philosophy”.The Brazil defender spotted Kante’s run and found him with a lofted pass, which the France midfielder chested down and shot left-footed under Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.Luiz said, “It is never easy to play here or control it here especially when they play long balls but we did well.”We could have scored early but they also did a great match defensively which is why it was so difficult.”[The goal was about] the connection, about training every day and understanding the philosophy.”I just tried to put the ball in and time it for his run.” last_img read more

Willie Cauley-Stein Gets “Team Blake” Tattoo To Honor Late Friend

first_imgAn overhead shot of Rupp Arena during a game.LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Former Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein, who is set to be selected later this week in the 2015 NBA Draft, has a number of tattoos covering his body. While all surely have significant meaning for the future NBA star, one – his most recent addition – surely means a bit more than the rest. This past weekend, Cauley-Stein got a massive neck tattoo to honor his late friend Blake Hundley, who passed away from cancer in May at the age of just nine years old. Cauley-Stein and Hundley had developed an incredible friendship in a short time. Cauley-Stein even wore “Team Blake” wristbands during games this past season.Cauley-Stein posted an Instagram photo of the design for his fans. He made no mention of where on his body he’d be getting inked.Cauley-Stein is regarded as one of the most likable players in basketball, so his decision to honor Hundley doesn’t come as a surprise. Whichever teams drafts him this Thursday will certainly be getting a high-character person.last_img read more