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Indonesia records daily record of COVID-19 cases, again


first_imgIndonesia announced 1,853 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day increase since the emergence of its first cases in early March, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 68,079.National COVID-19 task force spokesperson Achmad Yurianto’s daily report also showed that 50 more people died from the disease, which puts the death toll at 3,359. East Java, the country’s new epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, again reported the highest spike on Wednesday with 366 new cases. Jakarta also saw its largest daily increase with 357 new cases. Central Java recorded 205 new cases while South Sulawesi saw 166 cases and South Sumatra saw 156 cases.Yurianto said the spike of COVID-19 cases did not necessarily mean there was an increase in the number of COVID-19 inpatients.“Most of the newly confirmed cases are people with mild to no symptoms who don’t need to be isolated in hospitals. We have ordered them to self-isolate at their respective homes,” Yurianto said during a press briefing on Wednesday.Health authorities have reported 31,585 recoveries as of Wednesday.Topics :last_img read more


Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council Sets 8GW by 2030 Goal


first_imgThe Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) has officially launched, calling for the goal of having at least 8GW of offshore wind in Scottish waters by 2030.The council, launched on 29 October, said it aims to lead and support the industry, boost the local content of projects and increase jobs in line with the UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed in March.It is co-chaired by Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse and Brian McFarlane, Head of Projects, Offshore Development at SSE Renewables, and will work with the DeepWind and Forth & Tay Offshore offshore wind clusters.The membership includes Scottish Renewables, Scottish Enterprise, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Crown Estate Scotland, Red Rock Power and the Energy Skills Partnership.The council is committed to developing a plan for offshore wind’s contribution to achieving Scotland’s climate change ambition of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.It said it is dedicated to creating a competitive sector that can deliver both domestically and globally, with a focus on project development, deeper water capability and innovative technology solutions, as well as working to increase local content in line with the ambitions set out in the Sector Deal, developing a sustainable supply chain in Scotland.SOWEC also seeks to boost the number of offshore wind jobs in Scotland to more than 6,000, which is an increase of 75% on 2019 figures.“The Council’s goals are aligned around the need to capture Scotland’s offshore renewable energy resource in a way which delivers maximum economic and environmental advantage,” said McFarlane.“Offshore wind will play a key role in our efforts to tackle the climate emergency and achieve Scotland’s ambitious net-zero emissions target, and the members of the Council are committed to ensuring that Scotland makes the most of this most innovative of technologies as we seek to further decarbonise our energy system.”last_img read more


Ireland face Serbia in make or break tie


first_imgWales are expected to win in Moldova this eveing.Chris Coleman’s side currently lie two points behind Ireland and have a better goal difference.It is hoped that Norwich playmaker Wes Hoolahan can overcome a tight groin issue, to line out tonight.Aiden McGeady is also an injury doubt due to a hamstring problem, but neither player has been ruled out.Ireland are looking to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing draw with Georgia in Tbilisi.Jonathan Walters says it is up to the players to get the campaign back on track. The Republic of Ireland are preparing for a pivotal night in their World Cup qualification campaign.The Boys in Green will move to the top of Group D if they beat Serbia at the Aviva Stadium.Anything less than a win however, would put them in danger of falling to third.last_img read more


Minelab Photo Contest in Final Months


first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Caption Contest 15 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeOctober 21, 2010In “Community”Through Twist of Geocaching Fate, #PSNoBoundaries Photo Contest Brings International Space Station Travel Bug to Geocaching Block PartyJuly 8, 2015In “Community”Geocaching Caption Contest 6 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 18, 2010In “Community” PoteauPets – February WinnersGeocaching goes hand-in-hand with snapping a few shots of the wildlife and your adventure along the way. And sometimes combining two passions like photography and geocaching pays off.  Check out some of the early winners in Minelab’s Ultimate Geocaching Hunt photo contest. Seven geocachers have already won the photo of the month award, including WherzaWiggTherzaWay and JonesPosse.PoteauPets won the February Minelab photo contest for their sweet father-daughter portrait under the caption of “Love is in the air for this father/daughter pair.” PoteauPets enjoy geocaching as a family, and usually find caches in rural areas near where they live. “We truly LOVE geocaching and the time we spend together ‘on the hunt’ as a family,” said Dana of PoteauPets. “My husband likes the ‘evil hides’ while on the other hand, my daughter and I enjoy the cemetery caches. Our daughter loves to keep up with the trackables.”The Adventurers in Michigan won the March contest with their snowy photo of the Minelab geocoin and a metal detector. “Winning the contest for that month was a complete surprise,” said David of the Adventurers. David and his girlfriend/best friend enjoy discovering trackables and going geocaching everywhere and in all seasons. Another winner, Gary of JonesPosse, came away with a pocketed vest. He wore it to Geowoodstock XI and during a three-day hike along the Appalachian Trail for his 6,000th find.Adventurers – March winnerThere are still nearly three months left to enter the monthly photo contests and earn a chance to win a trip to Mexico. For more information on Minelab’s Ultimate Geocaching Hunt, visit the Minelab Geocaching page. When you’re ready to enter, go to the Minelab Facebook Photo Contest page.Monthly prizes include a $400 Minelab coupon, a Minelab hat & vest, and all monthly winners will still be eligible for the grand prize: a Mexican cruise for two!The Minelab “Ultimate Geocaching Hunt” photo contest is solely sponsored by Minelab, Inc., a subsidiary of Codan, LTD. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Canada who are 18 years and older at time of entry. Entry period for the contest commences at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on November 13, 2012 and expires at 11:59 PM (CST) on November 13, 2013. Void where prohibited. For details and restrictions, see the Official Contest Rules.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


Google Glass: 5 Industries It Will Change Forever


first_imgRelated Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…  Lead image by ReadWrite. Other images courtesy Google. joe levycenter_img Tags:#Google Glass#Wearable Computing Guest author Joe Levy is CEO of clearCi, which helps companies collect, analyze manage and share intelligence.What was once only science fiction is now becoming a reality. Robots, touch screens and iPads could become passé as Google’s latest invention, Google Glass, begins to change the world forever.Google’s wearable technology – already available for developers and due out for consumers in 2014 – has a built-in camera, a specialized navigation system, message notifications, voice commands and much more. But most alarming to the business community is the introduction of new Glass applications designed to project visuals in the user’s line of sight. Putting new information directly in front of users as they go about their daily tasks is sure to disrupt a wide variety of industries in both obvious and subtle ways.(See also Google Glass: What Do You Want To Know About Google’s Internet Eyewear?)This is not the first time Google has changed the way companies do business. Google has already replaced the Yellow Pages, stand-alone GPS systems and traditional email applications, not to mention laptop computers as we know them.Although Google’s products often improve the way people live and work, they also pose threats to companies stuck in the status quo. Google Glass will be no different. Some industries will benefit from the device, while others will replaced and forgotten. So how will wearable technology like Google Glass affect your industry?1. YouTube EducationWhether it’s cooking, auto mechanics or beauty tips, Google Glass will make distance learning more fun, interactive and accessible. Anyone can be a teacher – just by recording what they do. Glass lessons could video stream how to braid hair, perform an oil change or bake an exotic cupcake. YouTube already has videos like this, and they’ve only increased since the introduction of camera phones. Step-by-step videos and tutorials created using Google Glass promise to dominate YouTube with point-of-view How-To videos on virtually everything under the sun.2. AviationImagine pilots using Google Glass to receive turn-by-turn directions to their destination or nearest airport. With Glass as the ultimate heads-up display, coordinates and descriptions of nearby landmarks would be visible at all times, without having to look down at the control panel. Pilots could also get weather information on their Glass screen instead of having to call for updates. Glass could combine screen displays with voice commands to share detailed instructions from air traffic controllers.3. HealthcareExperts believe augmented reality will have many uses in the medical field, especially during complicated surgery. Imagine if doctors and nurses could prepare for incoming patients as they get ready for emergency surgery by receiving live video streams with instructions from paramedics heading to the ER. They could also get additional information on screen without looking away from what they’re doing.In addition, healthcare professionals could instantly locate and read patients’ medical records or test results with Google Glass. The device may even improve the way medicine is taught by allowing instructors to stream and share live procedures to residents and students from anywhere around the world.4. Law Enforcement/Armed ForcesGoogle Glass could make law enforcement professionals feel like they’re in a futuristic thriller. Officers could document suspicious or criminal activity in progress and potentially use the video footage as evidence – not only on suspects, but to monitor potential police misconduct. Calling for additional back-up would be seamless, potentially speeding response times and saving lives.Police and military academies could use Google Glass to demonstrate dangerous procedures, such as disarming a bomb. Streaming Glass video could help bomb disposal technicians get expert help in real time when facing unfamiliar threats. A company called Golden-I has already created a similar headset for police officers that handles facial recognition, scans license plates and monitors vital signs.5. Competitive IntelligenceCompetitive intelligence practices could also become more insightful and ubiquitous. With Google Glass, professionals can record videos about everything they see and experience in a competitor’s store – including products, promotions and customer service practices – without attracting special attention. Google Glass could be used to obtain primary intelligence about focus groups, tradeshow booths and even secret investigations.Similarly, consumers could record and share videos on social media about what they consume, what products and brands they choose and their real-world shopping experiences. This is first-hand customer intelligence – free of charge to everyone.(See also How Retailers Fight Back Against Shoppers Who Use Them As Showrooms.)There’s no doubt Google Glass will give consumers and professionals unprecedented new power in many fields, and if it catches on, the implications will spread far and wide. Companies in its path will have to adapt or find themselves at grave risk.Will Google Glass or other wearable technology affect your company? Share your thoughts in the comments.See also:Why Google Glass Is Far More Important Than Any Smartwatch5 Socially Unacceptable Things You’re Going To Do With Google Glass10 Compelling Ways People Plan To Use Google Glass Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more


a month agoArsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make Europa League his competition


first_imgArsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make Europa League his competitionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make the Europa League his competition.Saka scored in their 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.He said: “There will be a lot of opportunities in the Europa League. That’s how I made my debut last season and I hope I can continue to get more and more opportunities and keep progressing so I can maybe one day play in the Premier League and start playing for Arsenal’s first team.”I feel like I’ve been with the first team a lot this season, I’ve been training with them a lot, I know the players, they know me and I don’t think it was too different for me because I train with them every day.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 125


first_imgOTTAWA – The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold Wednesday, but noted the Canadian economy was a little stronger than expected in the first quarter, raising expectations that rate hikes are coming later this year.The central bank held steady its target for the overnight rate — a key financial benchmark that influences the prime lending rates at the country’s big banks — at 1.25 per cent.However, economists said the Bank of Canada’s decision to drop a reference to remaining “cautious” signalled a more hawkish tone and suggested that the next rate increase would be soon.“All told, the positives seem to outweigh the negatives,” TD Bank senior economist Brian DePratto wrote in a note to clients.“Gone was the reference to ‘caution’ that typified the last few statements. Today’s statement instead chose the term ‘gradual’ to describe the approach to policy adjustments.”The loonie was up 0.74 of a US cent to average 77.54 cents US, thanks largely to the change in the bank’s tone, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at HollisWealth.“They did not raise rates this go round, but they basically gave an indication or at least a hint that they still believe that they need to raise interest rates in the future to combat an economy that’s heating up, to combat the fear of inflation.”The Bank of Canada’s next scheduled interest rate decision is set for July 11 when it will also update its outlook for the economy and inflation in its monetary policy report.In announcing its decision Wednesday, the central bank said exports were more robust than forecast as data on imports of machinery and equipment suggest continued recovery in investment, but also pointed to softer real estate activity into the second quarter as the market “continues to adjust to new mortgage guidelines and higher borrowing rates.”“Going forward, solid labour income growth supports the expectation that housing activity will pick up and consumption will continue to contribute importantly to growth in 2018,” it said.The Bank of Canada also said global economic activity remains broadly on track, but added that ongoing uncertainty about trade policies is dampening global business investment and stresses are developing in some emerging market economies.It noted that recent developments have reinforced its view that higher rates will be warranted to keep inflation near its target, but added that it will take a gradual approach and be guided by the economic data.“In particular, the bank will continue to assess the economy’s sensitivity to interest rate movements and the evolution of economic capacity,” it said.Alicia Macdonald, principal economist at the Conference Board of Canada, has been expecting since January that the Bank of Canada will raise its key interest rate in July.She said Wednesday that there’s now a possibility the central bank may also increase the rate in September or October, but that will depend on what happens with the trade talks with the United States and Mexico.“We think there’s reason to still think they might be cautious as they wait for these events to unfold,” she said.Macdonald also said she’ll be watching what happens with the housing market, which she said the Bank of Canada expects to rebound over the rest of this year.“We think that, yes, it won’t be as bad going forward, but we do see the possibility for some continued softness in housing market activity over the next few months and that could weigh on future rate increases,” she said.However, David Watt, HSBC’s chief economist for Canada, said he expects the Bank of Canada to keep its key interest rate on hold for the rest of the year.“In our view, the Bank of Canada’s hawkishness is premature,” he wrote in a report.Watt cited moderate job growth, lacklustre non-energy export growth, ongoing trade policy uncertainty, subdued capital expenditures and signs households are being squeezed by past rate increases and high gasoline prices as reasons the central bank would keep its rate unchanged.The central bank’s decision to keep its trend-setting rate on hold came as inflation sits above the two per cent midpoint of its target range of one to three per cent and core inflation has crept past the two per cent mark for the first time since 2012.It noted that inflation will likely be a bit higher in the near term than was forecast in its April monetary policy report due to recent increases in gasoline prices, but that it will look through the transitory impact of the fluctuations at the pump.The central bank has raised its key rate three times since last summer, increases that have prompted the big Canadian banks to raise their prime rates which are used to set the rates charged for variable-rate mortgages and other variable-rate loans.last_img read more


Where are the drones Amazons customers are still waiting


first_imgJeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now.Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive.Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the world’s wealthiest man. The result is a blown deadline on his claim to CBS’ “60 Minutes” in December 2013 that drones would be making deliveries within five years.David Koenig And Joseph Pisani, The Associated Presslast_img


Apple will support media literacy in US Europe


first_imgSan Francisco: Apple has announced a new initiative in support of non-profit organisations in the US and Europe that offer un-biased, independent media literacy programmes. To advance their efforts in empowering young minds, Apple will support the US-based News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense organisations, along with the Italy-based Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, the company said in a blog-post on Wednesday. “News literacy is vital to sustaining a free press and thriving democracy, and we are proud to be collaborating with organisations on the front lines of this effort,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Cook acknowledged the work being done by these organisations in empowering young people to be active and engaged citizens. “Apple News is committed to presenting quality journalism from trusted sources,” said Lauren Kern, Editor-In-Chief of Apple News. “We’re thrilled that Apple is supporting these important organizations to train the next generation on how to seek out accurate and reliable information amid an increasingly complicated news landscape.”last_img read more


Police arrest 7 persons seize weapons ammo


first_imgKolkata: Howrah City Police have nabbed seven persons and seized many weapons on Monday night from two separate places.Two cases have been initiated at the Nischinda police station and Chatterjeehat police station in this regard. According to the police, on Tuesday night sleuths from Nischinda police station got a tip-off about a few persons, who were seen roaming suspiciously in the area. The police approached them, these persons tried to escape from the area on a yellow taxi and a private car. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBut, before they could give a slip to the police, sleuths surrounded them. All of them were immediately detained. During frisking of their vehicles, police found like one sword, bamboo sticks, one dagger, one country-made shooter firearm and two live ammunition mark 8 mm. All six of them immediately arrested under IPC Sections 399 (making preparation to commit dacoity), 402 (assembling for purpose of committing dacoity), and 25 (possessing of fire arms) and 27 of the Arms Act (punishment for using arms). Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIn another case on Monday, sleuths from Chatterjeehat police station arrested a person identified as Saniar Hossain Khan alias Lalu from Dumurjala Ring Road area and seized one firearm loaded with one round of live ammunition. It is suspected that he might have been targeting someone over some issues. He has been booked under IPC sections of 25(i)(a) Arms Act (manufactures, sells, or exposes or offers for sale or transfer, or has in his possession for sale any arms or ammunition) and 27 Arms Act (punishment for using arms).last_img read more