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RINA Fortune Technologies Create Strategic Alliance

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Italy’s classification society RINA and Fortune Technologies, a Greek provider of integrated maritime software solutions, have entered into a strategic alliance.As informed, the two companies intend “to create value added services for the Greek and global shipping market.”Specifically, RINA aims to further enhance its presence in the maritime market, and in particular within the digital technology sector. This will be achieved by further developing the RINACube digital platform with Fortune Technologies, which provides IT and maritime ERP systems.By leveraging RINA’s network and know-how, as well as Fortune Technologies’ specialization in maritime ERP, the two companies seek to provide integrated solutions and applications to the shipping industry.Fortune Technologies is a Maritime Microsoft Dynamics NAV Solutions partner. Through this collaboration, shipping companies are expected to have even greater access to Microsoft technology while enjoying worldwide support from RINA.“We are excited to partner with RINA because this partnership aligns with our core strategy on many fronts,” George Frydas, Managing Director, Fortune Technologies, said.“Our combined energies will help our customers with greater insight in order to make more informed decisions in the current competitive shipping environment,” he added.“To provide digital solutions to the marine market, not only covering traditional services such as ship classification but also contributing to adding value to shipowner’s assets, RINA is investing in a network of reliable partners like Fortune Technologies to expand the potential of RINACube,” Paolo Moretti, Executive Vice President Marine, RINA, explained.“Thanks to powerful analytics and machine learning, our digital platform is already able to convert data into useful actionable information to provide, among other services, efficient ship performance management,” Moretti further said.Cooperation has already begun and the duo will unveil more details shortly.last_img read more

Dont foresee threat to IndoPak World Cup match they are bound by

first_imgKarachi: International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson on Monday said he doesn’t foresee any threat to the high-profile India-Pakistan World Cup match, insisting that the two teams are bound by an ICC agreement to show up. “For ICC events, all teams have signed a members’ participation agreement which requires them to participate in all the matches of the tournament and (in case of) any unjustified non-compliance with that provision, the playing conditions will kick in and the points will be awarded accordingly (to the other team),” he said when asked about the matter. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThere were demands that India should boycott the game against Pakistan in the World Cup in Manchester on June 16 in the wake of last month’s Pulwama terror attack which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel. Responding to the outrage, the Committee of Administrators running Indian cricket also wrote a letter to the ICC urging it to boycott countries from where “terrorism emanates”, but did not specifically name Pakistan. Another controversy erupted when Indian team wore camouflage military caps during the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi as a mark of respect to the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama attack and donated its match fee to the National Defence Fund. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterPakistan strongly objected to the gesture and wrote to the world body, accusing India of politicising the game. The ICC, however, said the Indian team took prior permission from it and there was no political motive involved. “In this case, it was a one-off consent. It was granted subject to the message around the wearing of the caps simply being sympathy with the people, who had lost their lives in the (Pulwama) attack and in particular, to help them raise funds for the families of the people who had lost their lives,” Richardson said. “The ICC’s motto is clear we don’t want to mix politics with sports.” Asked about the ICC’s role in the resumption of bilateral ties between India and Pakistan, Richardson said it was completely up to the two cricketing boards. The ICC CEO said the perception about Pakistan among the rest of the world is slowly changing and the world body is supporting its member board to bring back international cricket to the nation. He also said that the successful hosting of Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches will do a world of good towards achieving the goal. Richardson also thanked foreign players, who made the trip to Pakistan for PSL. “Step-by-step, certainly Pakistan is on the right path,” he said, assuring ICC’s support to the PCB in its efforts to encourage foreign teams to visit Pakistan.last_img read more

Cyprus UN deminer killed in accidental bomb blast

Femisberto Novele, from Mozambique, was killed in a minefield south east of the UN protected area of Nicosia, the first demining accident in the country in five years, according to the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP).Mr. Novele was a member of the UN Mine Action Centre Cyprus (MACC) which was formed in November 2004 to clear the 180 kilometre-long buffer zone, covering around three per cent of the surface area of the divided island.In a message conveying his condolences to Mr. Novele’s family on behalf of the UN team in country, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Cyprus Taye-Brook Zerihoun said he was saddened and shocked to learn of the accident.Mr. Zerihoun, who also heads UNFICYP, added that Mr. Novele’s death was a tragic reminder of the dangers landmines still pose in the country.Since 2004, the MACC team has removed and destroyed more than 14,000 mines, and cleared a total of 57 minefields to date, covering more than 6.5 million square metres of land.Cyprus’ minefields were laid during an outbreak of violence in 1974, and current records show a total of 101 mined, suspected and booby-trapped areas. 28 October 2009A United Nations bomb disposal expert died today in an accidental explosion while clearing landmines in Cyprus’ buffer zone separating the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides of the Mediterranean island. read more

Police probe Welawatte deaths

The police said that the bodies were that of a man, his wife and daughter who are residents of Hatton.Investigations are underway to determine how they died and the motives behind their deaths. The police are investigating the discovery of three bodies from a house in Wellawatte this afternoon.Following information received by the police a team had visited the house at Ramakrishna road and found the bodies of a man and two women.

Chinese FM believes Sri Lanka will rebuild after flood

He also said that China and Sri Lanka are traditional friendly neighbors, adding that China believes the Sri Lankan people will definitely be able to overcome the disasters and rebuild their homeland under the leadership of the Sri Lankan Government. (Colombo Gazette) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake over the country’s recent flood and landslide disasters, the Xinhua news agency reported.In his message, Wang expressed condolences to the victims of the disasters and extended profound sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, saying that China stands ready to exert all efforts to help the Sri Lankan Government with its disaster relief work and provide Sri Lanka with what it can offer.

Annan urges UN Member States to remain focused on Security Council reform

“Ideally, it should be done by September,” Mr. Annan said in a press encounter with the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK. “But if that were to slip, I think the Member States should remain focused, determined, and engaged, and try to do it by the end of the year because it is urgent.” At the same time, the Secretary-General also reiterated the importance of making progress on the other reform “clusters” that were outlined in his report “In Larger Freedom,” especially those that seemed closer to consensus. Those clusters include: Freedom from Want, or socioeconomic development; Freedom to Live in Dignity, or law and human rights; and Strengthening the United Nations, or institutional reform, in addition to Freedom from Fear, which includes issues directly related to the Security Council. “I would hope that, between now and the end of August, they would clear up all the outstanding issues on the other clusters to be able to put a package of decisions before the Member States,” he added. The Secretary-General has proposed two formulas for expanding the Council, which would increase the membership to 24 from 15. Model A would add six permanent seats, with no veto, and three additional members with two-year terms. Model B would add eight members with four-year renewable terms and one two-year, non-renewable seat. Neither plan changes the veto power enjoyed by the five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The current 10 non-veto-wielding Council members, representing regions, are elected to rotating two-year terms. At today’s press encounter, he expressed hope that the outcome document of the Summit will reflect the importance of reforming the Council by year’s end, while saying it was still possible for progress to be made before September. “I don’t think it’s realistic, at this stage, to assume that it could not be done at the Summit because there’s quite a lot of negotiation and discussion going on amongst the Member States,” he said. read more

Christine Lampards stalker who left her scared to leave home alone avoids

King bombarded The One Show presenter with tweets and visited her homeCredit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Another tweet said: “I am planning the words that will go on your gravestone.”He also sent letters to the Lampards’ home, including one to the Lampards’ dog, Minnie.Mrs Lampard and her husband, former Chelsea and England footballer Frank, were not in court for the sentencing of King. King was also given an indefinite restraining order that bans him from contacting both Christine and Frank Lampard either directly or indirectly, and prevents him from going within 100 yards of their home or entering their street.He was also handed a 15-day community order for rehabilitation activity, as well as 150 hours of unpaid work. Christine Lampard’s stalker who left her afraid to leave her home alone was spared jail yesterday.Christof King, 39, from Brent, north-west London, sent the TV presenter a raft of chilling tweets and turned up at her home more than once during the stalking campaign.On one of the occasions Lampard, 39, who regularly hosts The One Show, had to hide in a bedroom with the housekeeper.King, who wanted career advice from Lampard, was handed a nine-month sentence, suspended for two years.  In May, he admitted stalking Lampard but disputed sending the messages online. After a Newton hearing on the matter of the tweets, Judge Robin Johnson ruled at Isleworth Crown Court that King did indeed send tweets to Lampard. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Christof King was handed a suspended sentence for stalking the TV presenter “You are responsible for sending her very nasty communications which would have upset anyone, and aggravated that offending by visiting her home address,” he added.During the campaign of harassment which occurred between January 2015 and October 2017, the court heard how King sent one tweet to Mrs Lampard saying: “I can hear the scratch of nails as I sharpen them ahead of your crucifixion.” King bombarded The One Show presenter with tweets and visited her home Christof King was handed a suspended sentence for stalking the TV presenterCredit:Gustavo Valiente/i-Images Sentencing King, who changed his name by deed poll from Jon Dunningham in April 2016, Judge Johnson said on Friday: “Those in the public eye are used to receiving contact from strangers.”But they, like anyone else, are entitled to protection from the law when some contact moves from simply irritation to being criminal.”Judge Johnson said the stalking and harassment lasted over a long period of time and that he must have known both Christine and Frank Lampard wanted him stop contacting them. read more

Goodyear launches new OTR website

first_imgThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completely overhauled its OTR tyre website,, to “provide an enriched user experience and help mining, construction, quarry and port operations discover how Goodyear can help enhance their efficiencies and lower their operating costs.”Optimised for all devices, including mobile phones and tablets, and featuring robust search capabilities, the new site contains detailed information about:• Goodyear’s full portfolio of trusted OTR products, including tyres for mining, construction, quarry and port applications• Goodyear’s worldwide support capabilities, including its global network of manufacturing plants, dealers and distributors “that help ensure customers receive the right tyres in the right place, at the right time.”• Reliable Goodyear services, such as field consultations, tyre surveys and more, all designed to help enhance operational efficiency• Management tools, such as Goodyear’s EMTrack OTR tyre performance monitoring system, which gives end users the ability to track the performance of their tyres; chart critical indicators like cost-per-tonne and cost-per-hour; and more“The site’s navigation and functionality have been optimised to help users find the information they are looking for quickly,” said Jose Martinez, Senior Digital and Solutions Manager, Goodyear.“To locate specific products, users can search by tyre size and rim diameter, and can drill down into other specs, such as individual tyre features and benefits, load/inflation tables and warranties,” he said. “Users also can compare features, benefits and specs of up to three Goodyear OTR tyres at a time.”The site’s powerful dealer locator recognises the user’s geographic location and automatically displays a list of – and map to – the nearest Goodyear OTR tyre dealers in North America. “And users can contact Goodyear tire experts for consultation through the site,” said Martinez.In addition, the site contains information about exclusive Goodyear OTR tyre technologies, plus a collection of videos, tips and best practices about OTR tyre selection, maintenance and other topics.“Goodyear’s goal is to help end users enhance their productivity while lowering their operating costs,” said Martinez. “Our newly revamped site will play an important role in helping achieve this. It’s one more valuable resource that we offer to mining, construction, quarry and port operations.”last_img read more

WCh 2013 Qual Poland already in Spain – Sweden with only 1

In the two other matches of the WCh 2013 qualifications, Poland beats Lithuania 24:17 in away match as expected. Sweden without a few stars beats brave Montenegro 22:21 (11:10) and will have a lot of problems to qualify for Spain in away match next weekend in Podgorica. handballmONTENEGROPodgoricaPolandPolish HandballSweden handballWCh 2013 ← Previous Story WCh 2013 Qual: Hungary wins, Nagy Topscorer! Next Story → Vestergaard with 250,000 EUR per season at Oltchim?!

Mace gives WSUV signature tradition within statewide system

first_imgAs a maturing institution, Washington State University Vancouver is carving out its own identity and traditions.A primary example was part of Saturday’s commencement: a symbol of academic pomp that looks a lot like a shovel.It is WSU Vancouver’s mace, and it was carried by Elizabeth Soliday, chairwoman of the Council of Faculty Governance.The mace provides a signature tradition within a statewide college system. And that’s what Chancellor Mel Netzhammer was looking for after he arrived in the summer of 2012.Back then, commencements at WSU campuses were on different days — typically two ceremonies on one weekend and two more on the following weekend.“The president and top-level administrators could make it to all of them,” said Nancy Youlden, WSU Vancouver vice chancellor. “There was one university mace, and a person would bring it from Pullman to here for commencement” in Vancouver.Netzhammer figured that WSU Vancouver was big enough to stand on its own and not be the westernmost stop on a statewide commencement tour.“The decision to move all of the commencements to the same day meant that we had the necessity, but more importantly, the opportunity to come up with our own symbols. The decision to commission a mace was an important piece in establishing our own commencement,” Netzhammer said.The mace traces its DNA back to medieval warfare. But in academic circles, it’s strictly ceremonial. Depending on design elements, it can wind up being more artwork than weaponry.last_img read more

UPDATE Man 64 still missing after allday search

first_imgPolice and at least 10 volunteer searchers spent most of Monday looking around Fisher’s Landing and Cascade Park for a missing man.Robert Grainger apparently left his pants and other clothing on a hook and left wearing only a dark T-shirt and his white boxer undershorts at about 4 a.m. Police believe he may be suffering from an as-yet-unidentified medical problem, or possibly the effects of recent shoulder surgery.Grainger’s home is in the 16600 block of Southeast 34th Way in Fisher’s Landing.Two search dogs, one a bloodhound, tried to sniff out Grainger’s trail. Officers with the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office were helping about 10 trained volunteer searchers. But as of late Monday night they had found no trace of Grainger — and no explanation for why he left home.“We’ve got no leads and it’s about the strangest missing-person case I’ve dealt with in quite a while,” Vancouver police Cmdr. George Delgado said shortly after nightfall. He’s “just a normal everyday good citizen. There’s nothing suspicious whatsoever, except the man is gone. There’s just no rhyme or reason to this.” Grainger’s wife and other family members are cooperating with police in the search, including inside the family’s home, for any explanation. No notes to explain why he left were found and all his clothing is believed to be accounted for.Grainger is not believed to have argued with any family members, or to have any other emotional reasons for being upset and leaving his home.last_img read more

Time Inc Changes Mind on Apples Newsstand

first_img“We’ve seen in the last year or so that new consumers love to be introduced to our products through tablets,” he says. “The tablet customer base represents a new business for us and we felt that as we learned from our existing subscribers, as well as our new customers, about how they engage with tablets we felt the time was right to take this to the next level.”Plus, the concept of Time Inc.’s All Access strategy—and the importance of being on every platform their customers want them to be on—never seemed fully complete without the Newsstand element. And, says Solomon, Time Inc. customer research so far is showing that 80 to 90 percent of customers are expressing an intent to renew their digital subscriptions. And while it’s still too early to quantify that in real numbers, Solomon says that kind of intent proves the viability of digital subs—another selling point for Newsstand participation. Solomon declined to say if Time Inc. negotiated any new terms to put its brands on Newsstand, but described the company’s partnership with Apple as an evolution. “It’s been an evolution of our business strategy and Apple understanding what information we need,” he says. “We’re really pleased that we’re on the Newsstand, we’re now being heavily promoted on it and in the App Store and on other channels. Why now? It reflects that both sides want to make this a productive and profitable relationship.” Time Inc. has decided to offer digital subscriptions to all 20 of its titles in Apple’s Newsstand. Up to now, the publisher was one of the biggest hold-outs since the service launched. In keeping with its All Access plan, subscribers to the print brands can get digital editions of their magazines at no extra cost, and the digital versions are priced similarly to their print counterparts. According to Perry Solomon, vice president, emerging platforms business development at Time Inc., the company has kept up a partnership with Apple from the early days of the iPad—despite its initial reluctance to agree to the Newsstand terms. But the device’s meteoric rise in popularity, the growing comfort of consumers using it to read magazines and, as many other publishers are discovering, a sizable community of first-time readers that are discovering brands through the tablet have helped push the publisher to finally jump on the bandwagon. last_img read more

Baby giraffe gets the most perfect Star Trek name ever

first_img Star Trek We are excited to announce that Niara welcomed a male calf, Neelix on 1/6! The newborn calf will have access to the exhibit yard when weather permits. #ABQBioPark #NeelixTheGiraffe #NewBaby #ItsABoy— ABQ BioPark (@abqbiopark) January 17, 2019 Share your voice Enlarge ImageNeelix seems to be fond of food, just like his namesake. Albuquerque BioPark The Albuquerque BioPark zoo in New Mexico has welcomed a knobby-kneed baby giraffe. He has big eyes, a punkish hairdo and lots of little spots around his head. His name is Neelix. TV and Movies Neelix seems to have a fondness for food, which fits well with his namesake’s personality. Giraffe keeper Kelsey Carrillo says in a video that the zoo staff was able to lead him around by luring him with leafy browse. Giraffes are herbivores that nibble on leaves and twigs.Neelix will be staying indoors with his mom until the Albuquerque winter weather warms up. After that, he’ll have a chance to explore the strange new world of the zoo’s outside giraffe habitat. Star Trek fans know Neelix, played by Ethan Phillips, as the mostly Talaxian alien from Voyager who loves to cook as part of Captain Janeway’s crew. Just like the giraffe, he sports a punkish hairdo and lots of little spots around his head. (Disclosure: Voyager airs on CBS, parent company of CNET.)BioPark officially announced the calf’s birth and name on Thursday. He arrived on Earth on Jan. 6 to mother Niara. The BioPark says his keepers gave him the Star Trek name.center_img Star Trek treks on Comment Tags Star Trek turned Robert Picardo into a giant science nerd NASA educates Captain Kirk on weird blue light in Mars photo 1last_img read more

EU considering sanctioning Myanmar over abuses

first_imgEuropean Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom holds a news conference in Brussels, Belgium 7 March, 2018. Photo: ReutersThe European Union told Cambodia on Friday it will lose its special access to the world’s largest trading bloc, and said it was considering similar trade sanctions for Myanmar in a toughening of EU policy on human rights in Southeast Asia.After months of pressure from rights groups and the European Parliament, the EU’s trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said the bloc was ready to punish abuses in both countries by removing trade preferences.The EU warned Cambodia in July that it could lose its special trade status after elections returned a strongman to power after 30 years in office, and it has censured Myanmar over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya.”Our trade policy is value-based. These are not just words. We have to act when there are severe violations,” Malmstrom told reporters after a meeting of EU trade ministers in Austria.Malmstrom accused Myanmar of “the blatant violation of human rights” in Myanmar, referring to what the West says is ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas and the failure of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to resolve the crisis.A recent UN report accused Myanmar’s military of gang rapes and mass killings with “genocidal intent” in Rakhine state and called for its commander-in-chief and five generals to be prosecuted under international law.Myanmar has denied most of the allegations in the report, blaming Rohingya “terrorists” for most accounts of atrocities.The consideration of trade sanctions over the Rohingya crisis confirms a Reuters report on Wednesday.However, the European Commission, which handles EU trade policy, is torn between supporting the development of Myanmar’s oil-and-textile economy and sanctioning the country.The EU will send a fact-finding mission to Myanmar in the coming days, likely lasting up to four days, to see the extent of the rights abuses and the government’s willingness to change course, one EU official said.”There is a clear possibility that a withdrawal (of EU trade preferences) could be the outcome,” Malmstrom later wrote in a blog post on the European Commission’s website.Government spokesman Zaw Htay on Friday said removing the trade preferences would lead to job losses in the country’s garment sector.He also said Myanmar had established a commission to probe allegations of human rights abuses and that the bloc should give the country time to report its findings.”If a country is willing to do an investigation and if the process is not finished yet, the international community shouldn’t intervene,” Zaw Htay said.Speaking to Reuters in Athens on Friday, the head of rights group Amnesty International said the EU should focus its pressure on Myanmar’s military leadership.”We would rather see a targeted use of sanctions,” said Amnesty Secretary-General Kumi Naidoo.He said Myanmar’s leader Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate for her pro-democracy campaigning, had become “unrecognisable” after her actions in the Rohingya crisis.”What Aung San Suu Kyi has done in a role as the leader of parliament has been a betrayal of press freedom, minorities in Myanmar, and democracy,” Naidoo said.”She is unrecognisable to The Elders that she was part of, all the progressive things that she did in the past.”Suu Kyi was an honorary member of The Elders, a group of former world leaders and Nobel laureates founded by South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.- Cambodia’s Elections -The EU’s Malmstrom said she had told Cambodia that the bloc had launched a six-month review of its duty-free access to the EU, meaning Cambodian sugar, garments and other exports could face tariffs within 12 months under EU rules.”I have notified Cambodia today that we will launch the procedure for withdrawal of EBA,” said Malmstrom, referring to the bloc’s “Everything but Arms” (EBA) status, which allows the world’s poorest countries to sell any goods tariff-free into the EU, except weapons.”Without clear and demonstrable improvements this will lead to suspension of trade preferences,” she said.Cambodia’s exports to the European Union were worth 5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) last year, according to EU data, up from negligible levels less than a decade ago, with the EU using its trade policy to develop the country’s economy.Cambodia’s July elections marked a turning point in relations with the West. Prime minister Hun Sen was returned to power after three decades in charge and opposition supporters were stripped of their right to vote.A Cambodian government spokesman said he was not able to comment immediately.EU countries accounted for around 40 percent of Cambodia’s foreign sales in 2016. The bulk of those exports were from clothing factories that employ around 700,000 workers.The European Union threatened to withdraw the trade preferences because of a crackdown on the opposition ahead of an election in July, which the European Union condemned as not being credible.The main garment factory group said it remained optimistic.”This is in the hands of the Cambodian government and the EU, and I believe that both would come to an amicable solution with mutual understanding,” said Kaing Monika, deputy secretary general of the Garment Manufacturers Association. “Continuous engagement, not sanctions, would be a way forward.”last_img read more

Spiritually flamboyant

first_imgChiki Sarkar, publisher of Penguin Books India, introduced the visionary, mystic, philosopher, author, poet and the thinker, Sadhguru and Barkha Dutt who was in conversation with him at the Spring Fever. A video by Isha Foundation was played – explaining the various programs undertaken by the organization and its volunteers- from education to forestation.Sadhguru asked her if she drove. “Unlike you, I have a fear of driving,” Barkha replied. “In an unfamiliar terrain, it is sensible to take instructions – like from a GPS,” Sadhguru went on to say. “Are you saying Gurus are the new GPS?” “Not new, Guru Positioning System has always been around.” Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Barkha and Sadhguru spoke about the book on him by Arundhati Subramaniam who has written that he is not a dictatorial guru like other godmen. “I want everyone to ask questions, it doesn’t matter how ridiculous. There is a vacuum, someone is trying to fill it, but are they qualified?” Barkha asked him about the challenges he may have faced in running programmes through the Isha Foundation. He also clarified that he is not a capitalist – “I’m not one of those who want poverty or poor people to be hungry. I don’t want people to postpone their dinner – it is not a joke. Humanism should not be enforced. Karl Marx, who I was gung-ho about at 14, knew about economy and not the human aspirations, to build a society that way, then it will be a disaster.” He also explained that in his ashram, there is communism by choice and willingness. “It is fantastic to share, but ugly if I force you to share.”The session ended with a question and answer with the audience – questions ranged from whether he was dependent on machines, to whether intensity was required to be peaceful.last_img read more

Transport dept runs 50 extra buses diverts vehicles along alternate routes to

first_imgKolkata: The state Transport department operated 50 additional buses on different routes in South Kolkata, to ensure that people do not face any trouble in reaching their destinations, as rescue work continued at Majerhat on Wednesday.Soon after the middle portion of Majerhat Bridge caved in on Tuesday, the top brass of the state Transport department had felt the necessity of operating additional buses on different routes, so that commuters do not face any inconvenience. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn Tuesday, additional buses operated on routes including Taratala to Budge Budge, Taratala to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Metro Station, Behala to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Metro Station, Behala Chowrasta to Dostipur, Behala to Diamond Harbour and New Alipore station to Behala Chowrasta.A senior officer of the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) said that they have assessed where there is need of more number of buses and accordingly reoriented the number of buses on different routes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSenior officials of the state Transport department held a meeting soon after the incident and decisions were taken for diversion of buses on certain routes. State-run buses on routes including E-4, 7A, 7C, 7E and 7D from Howrah Station will operate on their usual route up to Kidderpore and will then pass through Hyde Road, Babubazar, Brace Bridge and Taratala Crossing.Similarly, state-run buses on routes including S-12D, AC-49A, AC 4, S 47 and S 47A will divert through New Alipore, Durgapur Bridge, Alipore Road and Mominpore. Buses from Esplanade to different places including Usthi, Burul, Raidighi, Pathar Bazar, Namkhana, Dhola, Kulpi and Diamond Harbour will divert through Hyde Road, Babubazar, Brace Bridge and Taratala Crossing.Besides diverting vehicles through alternate routes, the Kolkata Traffic Police has also imposed a restriction on plying of goods vehicles from 6 am to 11 pm on thoroughfares including Circular Garden Reach Road, Taratala Road, Hyde Road, Sahapur Road, Alipore Station Road, Tollygunge Circular Road, DPS Road, Prince Anwar Shah Road, NSC Bose Road, Alipore Road, Belvedere Road and Diamond Harbour Road.Tram service remained suspended along Circular Garden Reach Road – Diamond Harbour Road and Judges Court Road. No goods vehicles coming from South 24-Parganas area via Diamond Harbour Road, Budge Budge Trunk Road and from Howrah Commissionerate area through Vidyasagar Setu, will be allowed to enter Kolkata from 6 am to 11 pm.Behala bound buses and other vehicles availing Diamond Harbour Road from Hastings Crossing will be diverted through Kidderpore crossing, Circular Garden Reach Road, Hyde Road, Brace Bridge, Taratala Road, Taratala Crossing and further south.North bound vehicles of Diamond Harbour Road will be diverted from Taratala Crossing through Taratala Road, Brace Bridge, Hyde Road, Circular Garden Reach Road and Hastings Crossing.All Behala bound vehicles availing Alipore Road will be diverted via Lalbati Crossing, Bardhman Road and Remount Road, while the city bound vehicles from Budge Budge area will be diverted from Jhinjira Bazar Crossing via Taratala Road, Brooklyn Road, Garden Reach Flyover, Remount Road and Diamond Harbour Road.last_img read more

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Review

first_img 1920 x 1080 802.11ac Touchpad Size 1920×1080 3.2 8GB Review Intel Core i5-8250U USB 3.1 with Type-C Ports (excluding USB) CPU Bluetooth 4.1 Video Memory Warranty/Support 1129 Bluetooth RAM USB 3.0 Size Mobile Broadband Native Resolution 963 Wi-Fi Model Combo Headphone/Mic Jack 3 3DMark Fire Strike1 of 12Tests notebook graphics performance.Samsung Notebook 7 SpinAcer Spin 5Lenovo Yoga 730 (13-inch)Category Average (as of 07/31/18) 13.3 3.9 x 2.6 inches Display Size 1-year warranty Secondary Hard Drive Speed Qualcomm Atheros QCA9277 Optical Drive Speed Graphics Card 12.4 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches Operating System Samsung’s laptop business is spiralling toward irrelevance, and drastic changes are needed to put it back on the map. The 13-inch Notebook 7 Spin isn’t a savior, but it’s a decent option for anyone in the market for a sub-$1,000 2-in-1 with midtier specs.article continued below The convertible laptop has a detailed display and a snappy keyboard, and it stays cool under a heavy workload. Unfortunately, its bland design, disappointing battery life and poor webcam give us pause about recommending it ahead of similarly priced 2-in-1s. See our List of Favorite LaptopsClick on one of our top pick pages below to see which were selected as “Best in Class” by our seasoned tech editors.Best OverallBest in ClassThe best laptops, in every category.Best Laptops OverallBest Battery LifeLongest LastingThese laptops last more than 9 hours on a chargeBest Battery Life#1 Best LaptopDell XPS 13Our current favorite weights 2.7 pounds and lasts all day.See it on DellOr Continue Reading Below… Design If Samsung is going to compete with its rivals, it needs to take risks. The Notebook 7 Spin isn’t one. The 2-in-1’s design is so basic that it could be used as a blueprint for a laptop emoji — a representation of an ordinary notebook, lacking any unique characteristics. The silver laptop has a smooth plastic chassis, black keyboard keys and an offset chrome Samsung logo on the lid. There are a few positives to note, like the 7 Spin’s pleasantly curved edges, which are a welcome departure from the aggressive angles we see on other devices. The chrome trim around the touchpad is also a nice addition. Unfortunately, the Notebook 7 Spin has thick bezels bordering its display, and the fingerprint sensor/power button on the side is very sensitive. The Notebook 7 Spin is so basic that it could be used as a blueprint for a laptop emoji — a representation of an ordinary notebook, lacking any unique characteristics. There isn’t much else to say about the Notebook 7 Spin’s looks. In fact, its flexible hinges, which enable tablet and tent mode, are the only unique element separating it from the designs of budget devices. That’s a shame, because Samsung has released some truly gorgeous laptops over the years. MORE: Laptops with the Best Overall Performance Continuing the trend of mediocrity, the 3.2-pound Notebook 7 Spin isn’t heavy or light compared to other 13-inch 2-in-1s. The Lenovo Yoga 730 weighs just 2.7 pounds, while the Acer Spin 5 is a bit heavier, at 3.4 pounds. This Samsung isn’t notably thin, either. At 12.4 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches, the Notebook 7 Spin is larger than the Lenovo Yoga 730 (11.5 x 8 x 0.6 inches) but more compact than the Acer Spin 5 (12.8 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches). Ports I wish Samsung had added more ports on the Notebook 7 Spin and updated the few it does have. There is a dated USB 2.0 port on the right side of the laptop, while the left side contains a headphone/mic combo jack, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 Type-A port and an HDMI connector. For its size and price, the Notebook 7 Spin should really include a card reader or a Thunderbolt 3 port. Display Samsung has a knack for making devices with great displays, and the Notebook 7 Spin is no exception. The 13-inch, 1080p display showed an exceptional amount of detail when I watched a trailer for the upcoming biographical-drama film First Man. When Ryan Gosling gets launched out of a flight simulator, I could make out the creases in his white pants as his legs flailed desperately ahead of him. I could even see the dirt that accumulated on the back of his helmet after he turned his head to look at the eruption behind him. The 13-inch 1080p display showed an exceptional amount of detail when I watched a trailer for the upcoming biographical-drama film First Man. The display also has good color reproduction and accurate white balance. When I watched a trailer for the upcoming DC superhero movie Aquaman, the panel brought out the browns and yellows in Jason Momoa’s flowing hair. In a fight scene, the contrast in color between the bright orange explosions and deep blue water was mesmerizing. When I visited my favorite news sites, their backgrounds were a clean white. The Notebook 7 Spin’s display did well in our lab tests, but competitors’ displays are even better. The laptop can reproduce a solid 108.6 percent of the sRGB color gamut. That’s slightly less than what the Lenovo Yoga 730 (118 nits) and Acer Spin 5 (126 nits) produced, and less than the premium laptop category average (110 nits). MORE: Laptops with the Best Display Brightness The same goes for display brightness. The Notebook 7 Spin reached 280 nits of maximum brightness. That’s a good result, but below the Yoga 730’s showing (282 nits) and the premium laptop average (307 nits). The Acer Spin 5’s display is dimmer, at 274 nits. Keyboard and Touchpad With full-size keys and adequate spacing, the keyboard on the Notebook 7 Spin is comfortable to use. Unfortunately, key travel is a bit shallow, at just 1.2 millimeters (we prefer 1.5mm to 2mm), and the force required to register a keystroke is on the low side (64 grams). Still, the keyboard is very good overall. The keys feel snappy, and there is a pleasant audible bump that provides a good amount of tactile feedback. On the typing test, I hit 108 words per minute with an accuracy of 95.6 percent. That’s right around my average of 109 wpm with a 5 percent error rate. The 3.9 x 2.6-inch touchpad is smooth and responsive. I had no problems executing pinch-to-zoom or scrolling gestures. However, short, quick swipes caused the cursor to jump a few pixels. A replacement unit sent by Samsung exhibited the same problems. The wonky touchpad isn’t a deal breaker, but it made browsing the web aggravating at times. Audio The Notebook 7 Spin’s speakers are passable. They get loud enough to fill a medium-size room, but the sound they output is hollow and lifeless. When I listened to Anthony Green’s “You’ll be Fine,” the musician’s piercing falsettos sounded distant, as if I were hearing him through a wall. The drums didn’t have any weight, either. MORE: The Best Headsets for Immersive Gaming When I listened to Death Cab for Cutie’s new single, “Autumn Love,” Ben Gibbard’s vocals were clear, but they, again, sounded far away. The speakers did a better job handling the soft, smooth voice of Ben Howard when I listened to “Oats in the Water,” but the lack of energy in the guitar during the crescendo made me lose interest by the time the climax hit. Performance Equipped with a Core i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, the Notebook 7 Spin shouldn’t have issues performing everyday tasks, like loading multiple web pages or playing high-resolution videos. I put it through the ringer, and it didn’t stutter once when loading 15 Chrome tabs, an Excel document and five web pages on Microsoft Edge. Nor did the Notebook 7 Spin lag when I played two YouTube videos and a Twitch stream at 1080p resolution. Having said that, the Notebook 7 Spin can’t keep up with its competitors. On the Geekbench 4.1 overall performance test, the Notebook 7 Spin scored 11,374. That is lower than the scores from the Lenovo Yoga 730 (13,750) and the Acer Spin 5 (12,265), two similarly priced laptops with i5-8250U CPUs. Only the Lenovo topped the premium laptop category average (13,657). Samsung makes some of the quickest hard drives on the market, but the Notebook 7’s 256GB SSD took a leisurely 42 seconds to duplicate 4.97GB of files, for a rate of 121.2 megabytes per second. The Acer Spin 5 was faster, at 181.7 MBps, while the Lenovo Yoga 730’s superquick SSD hit a rate of 299 MBps. During the Excel spreadsheet test, the Notebook 7 Spin matched 65,000 names with their corresponding addresses in 1 minute and 33 seconds. That’s a few seconds longer than the Spin 5’s time (1:26) and the premium laptop average (1:30). The Lenovo Yoga 730 blazed through the task in 1:10. The Notebook 7 Spin did better with the demanding HandBrake test, which involves converting a video from 4K to 1080p. The Samsung device took 22 minutes and 3 seconds to complete the task, which is quicker than the Acer Spin 5’s time (22:12) and the category average (20:51). The Lenovo Yoga 730 also took this round, with a speedy time of 11:59. MORE: Best Hard Drive Speed The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU in the Notebook 7 Spin is powerful enough only for lightweight games at lower settings. It struggled with our 1080p Dirt 3 benchmark, playing the racing game at 36.1 frames per second. That’s slightly above our playability threshold of 30 fps, but nowhere near as smooth as the Lenovo Yoga 730 (66 fps) or Acer Spin 5 (52 fps), or the premium laptop average (71 fps). Battery Life Unfortunately, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin doesn’t last long on a charge. It endured for only 6 hours and 36 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. The Lenovo Yoga 730 (7:00) and Acer Spin 5 (7:15) didn’t impress either, but they did outlast the Samsung. The average battery life for premium laptops is 8 hours and 22 minutes. Webcam The Notebook 7 Spin’s VGA (480p) webcam ranges from unexceptional to dismal depending on how bright your room is. Its picture was terrible under the soft lighting in our office. My face looked like an impressionist painting: blotchy, unclear and devoid of detail. Most of those problems disappeared when I captured an image of myself under direct sunlight, but the selfie cam smeared individual strands of my hair into a dark blob. Heat The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin stayed remarkably cool during our testing. The hottest location on the laptop, the underside, reached 91 degrees Fahrenheit after we played a full-screen HD YouTube video for 15 minutes. That is well below our 95-degree comfort threshold. The touchpad reached only 79 degrees, and the center of the keyboard hit 86 degrees. Software and Warranty The Notebook 7 Spin has a healthy dose of Samsung bloatware preinstalled on Windows 10 Home. If you’ve owned a Galaxy smartphone, you’ll be familiar with some of the apps, like Samsung Messages and Samsung Gallery. Also among the mound of Samsung-branded apps are Samsung PC Cleaner, Samsung Recovery, Samsung Settings and Samsung Update. But wait, there’s more. A separate Samsung folder includes security software, a user manual, a voice-recording app and a Wi-Fi cam app that lets you view your smartphone camera on your PC. You will also encounter the standard fare of Windows bloatware, including the Candy Crush games, Disney Magic Kingdoms, Amazon, Netflix and Minecraft. If you don’t want some of this junk, try using Samsung PC Cleaner, which is essentially bloatware that helps get rid of bloatware. MORE: Longest Battery Life Laptops The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin ships with a one-year limited warranty. See how Samsung fared in our Tech Support Showdown and Best and Worst Brands ranking. Configurations The 13-inch Samsung Notebook 7 Spin comes in a single configuration, with an Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Bottom Line The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is a decent laptop, with a flexible 2-in-1 design, good keyboard and bright 1080p display. But at $899, it doesn’t compare well against similar laptops, which feel more premium, have longer battery life and offer a better selection of ports. If you’re looking for a sub-$1,000 2-in-1, we suggest the Acer Spin 5. Like the Notebook 7 Spin, it has a bright display and comfortable keyboard, but it separates itself with slightly longer battery life, a metal chassis and a lower price. For those who don’t need a touch screen, the Asus ZenBook UX330UA is our 13-inch Ultrabook of choice. It has all-day battery life, a stylish aluminum-alloy chassis and a bright, colorful display. Best of all, it costs just $749 for the same specs as the Samsung. Overall, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is a solid laptop, but there are better options out there. 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first_imgNo injuries were sustained.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A crash took place on the N11 near the Helpmekaar Road intersection on Thursday morning, March 8.It is alleged that the driver lost control and crashed at the side of the road.Also read: Watch: 7 dead and 4 seriously injured in crash near LadysmithAlso read: Update: Death toll rises to 7 dead in crash near LadysmithAlso read: Lady driver injured as vehicle crashes into back of abnormal-load truckPublic Safety and other emergency officials responded to scene.last_img

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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD June 27, 2014 — Mobius Medical Systems LP’s Mobius3D software has received U.S. market clearance as a Class II medical device from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Mobius3D software is used for quality assurance (QA) and treatment plan verification in radiation therapy. It calculates 3-D radiation dose directly on a patient’s computed tomography (CT) scan or a phantom. The calculation is based on treatment plans initially calculated by a planning system. The MobiusFX module allows users to perform calculations based on linac delivery log data.Mobius3D is the first software to verify patient plans in 3-D using an independently developed TPS quality algorithm. Mobius3D works with all major linear accelerators, offering a streamlined workflow. Mobius3D makes patient plan QA faster and easier while supplying details not available from basic meaningful use verification software.The FDA clearance includes MobiusFX, an optional add-on that utilizes the same independently developed collapsed-cone algorithm with delivery log files to determine 3-D dose delivered to the patient. MobiusFX provides clinicians a new and better way to perform patient-specific QA. Current methods that rely on ion chamber or diode arrays, EPIDs, or film are excessively time consuming, taking anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes per patient to complete and analyze. The long time required often necessitates the need for clinicians to work after hours or weekends in order to accomplish this important QA task. MobiusFX only requires enough time to deliver the beams. This allows QA to be easily achieved during breaks between patients or over a lunch hour, offering an opportunity to reclaim those nights and weekends.As a true 3-D solution for patient plan and delivery QA, Mobius3D and MobiusFX can provide information that is not available from traditional methods. Customizable DVH objectives, that include RTOG protocols and Task Group 101 recommendations by default, can be used by Mobius3D to tell clinicians if their treatments are meeting goals. MobiusFX compares data from the machine delivery to expected positions from the TPS plan. This provides users confidence that all parameters were delivered exactly as prescribed. Moreover, MobiusFX will extend the IMRT QA process from a pre-treatment check into per-fraction verifications. 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