first_imgChandigarh, Jul 7 (PTI) The famous annual mango festival of Haryana will begin at Yadavindra Gardens in Pinjore, near here tomorrow, with over 3,000 varieties of the “king of fruits” on display.As many as 3,000 entries of mouth-watering mangoes from northern part of India and a range of mango products will be on display at the 26th edition of the festival at Pinjore, about 25 km from here.Apart from showcasing various varieties of mangoes and providing an opportunity to visitors to see and taste them, the two-day event would be a grand affair featuring an assortment of cultural activities.The event is being jointly organised by Haryana Tourism and Department of Horticulture.Haryanas Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism Department, V S Kundu said a counter would also be set up for selling good quality mango plants.Kundu said a seminar would be organised during the festival to make it more useful for farmers.”Specialists and scientists from agriculture universities of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have been invited to interact with farmers,” he said.The event also provides a common platform to artisans and self-help groups to display and sell their products.In tune with its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Haryana Tourism has invited differently-abled students to visit the Mango Mela on July eight for free.Besides, people from registered senior citizen societies of Panchkula, Kalka and Chandigarh have been invited for July nine. Their entry would also be free, he added.This year, Haryana government has decided to enhance the amount of prizes for mango quiz competitions from Rs 5,100 and Rs 2,100 to Rs 51,000 and Rs 21,000, respectively, Kundu said.advertisementTourism Minister Ram Bilas Sharma will inaugurate the Mango Mela while Agriculture Minister Om Parkash Dhankar will be the chief guest in award presentation and closing ceremony on July nine, he said.Kundu also said there is a proposal to lease out food courts of Haryana Tourism on public private partnership mode, for which master plan is being prepared.Apart from this, a scheme is being prepared to start adventure sports activities at Karna lake in Karnal, Tilyar lake in Rohtak and Badkhal lake in Faridabad, he added. PTI SUN ANUlast_img read more

first_imgReliance Industries announced a range of products at its 41st annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday in Mumbai. Alongside the JioGigaFiber, Smart Home solutions, the star of the event was the JioPhone 2. This, as Reliance says, is the high-end version of the already existing JioPhone, which sells effectively for Rs ‘zero’. Both the JioPhone and JioPhone 2 run on KiaOS, Mukesh Ambani also announced that KiaOS is getting smartphone and bringing social media apps support to the JioPhone, JioPhone 2. Both the feature phones will get support for WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube starting July 15. Soon after the announcement of the JioPhone 2, HMD Global announced that its new ‘banana phone’ aka Nokia 8110 4G will also get support for these social media apps.The information comes directly from the Chief Product Head of HMD Global Juho Sarvikas. Sarvikas took to Twitter to announce the news. He retweeted KiaOS technology’s tweet on social media app support for JioPhone and captioned it “Oh look, #Whatsapp on #KaiOS! Looking forward to going (picture of a banana)” hinting at WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube coming to Nokia 8810 4G.To recollect, Nokia 8810 4G was announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona alongside other Nokia phones like Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Better known as a banana phone, the Nokia 8810 4G runs on Smart Feature OS — based on KaiOS. The phone already comes with support for some of Google’s apps like Google Assistant, Google Search, and Google Maps. The banana phone also comes with a revamped version of the age-old Snake game.advertisementOh look, #Whatsapp on #KaiOS! Looking forward to going s! Sarvikas (@sarvikas) July 5, 2018At the time of the launch, HMD Global had said that the Nokia 8810 4G or banana phone doesn’t support the instant messaging app — WhatsApp. This disappointed a lot of people. The company, however, after a couple of days of the launch of the banana phone said that the phone will get WhatsApp support very soon. The day is coming soon as revealed by HMD Global itself.Currently, there’s no report whether HMd Global will bring the banana phone aka Nokia 8110 4G feature phone to India or not. Probably it will. This only time will say. The Nokia 8810 4G phone brings nostalgia back. The new 4G feature phone is a revised version of the age-old Nokia 8810 phone.ALSO READ: JioPhone, JioPhone and Facebook from August 15WhatsApp 2 will co-exist, will support YouTube, The new Nokia 8810 comes with dual SIM support and sports a 2.45-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 240×320 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 chipset coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. The storage memory can be expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the banana phone sports a 2-megapixel sensor with an LED flash. The phone is backed by a 1500mAh battery, which HMD Global says, is capable of delivering up to 9.32 hours of talk time.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Ozil to Man Utd? Willian move more likely, says Wilkins Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:56 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Willian Mesut Ozil Chelsea Arsenal Getty Transfers Manchester United Willian Mesut Özil David Luiz Chelsea Arsenal Premier League The former Red Devils and Chelsea midfielder doubts that Jose Mourinho will take a World Cup winner from Arsenal during the January transfer window Manchester United are unlikely to take Mesut Ozil from Arsenal but Chelsea forward Willian fits the Jose Mourinho mould, says Ray Wilkins.The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a January raid on Emirates Stadium for a creative talent who continues to run down his current contract.Wilkins, though, doubts that Ozil will end up at Old Trafford as questions will be asked of his “work ethic”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Instead, the former United and Chelsea midfielder believes that Mourinho could be tempted to make an approach for a Brazilian forward he has previously worked with at Stamford Bridge.Wilkins told Sporting Bet: “I would have sold Ozil in the summer, the same with [Alexis] Sanchez – it’s embarrassing. I find it quite sad that the club have allowed [Arsene] Wenger to take the stance of not selling them, potentially costing the club £120 million in fees that they’re now not getting.”Mesut Ozil won’t go to Old Trafford because he doesn’t have the work ethic that Mourinho looks for in his players. I actually see Willian as being the likely player to head to Old Trafford. Jose is an enormous admirer of Willian and he would be a special signing for United, but I pray that Chelsea don’t let him go.”Ozil needs to go back to Germany, enjoy his football again and get around the pitch as he likes doing. In the Premier League, you’re expected to work hard defensively for your team, and I don’t think Mesut does that enough. Against Spurs, he was excellent in doing that, tracking Christian Eriksen, but he needs to do that every game, it can’t be one game in 20.”David Luiz ChelseaWhile questioning how much interest United actually hold in Ozil, Wilkins is also refusing to read too much into reporters suggesting that David Luiz could be offered a path to Manchester.The Brazil international has clashed with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at times this season, but he is another performer who is considered to be wrong for Mourinho’s system at Old Trafford.He added: “As far as I’m concerned, David Luiz can go to United tomorrow as a centre-half. If he goes as a holding midfielder, I wouldn’t let him leave. David Luiz, as a centre-half, does not fit the requirements of a top-level football club – he makes far too many errors.“I don’t think Jose Mourinho will have David. He wants to keep clean sheets and beat opposition one or two nil and with Luiz, he will struggle to do that.”Luiz has not figured in a Premier League game for Chelsea since October 28, although he is currently sidelined with a niggling knee complaint.last_img read more

first_img The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny Editors’ Recommendations A Brief History of the Tervis Tumbler and Why You Need One Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ve undoubtedly caught wind of all the hullabaloo surrounding the next generation game consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Tech sites have been going wild with predictions on which machine will win the living room for the next few years, and while many have already dubbed Sony’s PlayStation 4 as the winner of the “console wars,” we think Microsoft’s console deserves recognition for some of its features.Microsoft understands that not everyone uses their consoles solely for gaming, so they built their machine to be an all-in-one entertainment hub – hence choosing the name Xbox One even though it’s a third generation console. And if the name wasn’t clear enough, Microsoft’s design language makes it abundantly clear that the box is meant for more than just gaming. The two-tone, two-textured exterior is surely intended to communicate the Xbox One’s dual purpose.In addition to playing games, the console also functions like a cable box. If you’re a cable or satellite TV subscriber, Xbox One will give you seamless access to all your favorite channels right from the console – no input switching necessary.But that’s not even the coolest part. Microsoft has also outfitted the console with voice and gesture controls, so switching between TV and games is as easy as saying “watch TV,” or “go to game.” This might not be the most groundbreaking feature, but based on what Microsoft showed off at its press event last month, this live switching feature works incredibly fast, which makes One more appealing as an entertainment platform.Microsoft’s new console also comes with the ability to multitask, meaning you can not only switch between games, apps, and live TV without needing to hit pause, but also run apps side by side on the same screen. How awesome would it be to watch the news while simultaneously fighting off a horde of flesh-eating zombies? Or watching live sports while also keeping tabs on your Fantasy team?Sony’s console might’ve won the hearts of serious gamers, but Xbox One’s futuristic features and innovative interface give it a leg up in our book. Unfortunately, the console won’t be available until November, but you can pre-order one now on Microsoft’s site. Introducing a New Look for The Manual Spare Your Palate with the Best Things to Drink While Bowling The Best Hats for Men to Fit Every Occasion last_img read more

first_imgApril 22, 2014 zoom Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. (ZPMC) to supply state-of-the-art mega container cranes for its new ‘Liverpool2’ development project.ZPMC will initially supply five ship-to-shore (STS) megamax quay cranes and 12 cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) for phase 1 of the contract, and a further 3 STS cranes and 10 CMRGs for the phase 2 of the project.The £300 million investment programme by Peel Ports to expand and develop the existing Port of Liverpool will see Liverpool2 become the UK’s largest transatlantic deep-sea port and container terminal.Once completed in late 2015, it will be able to accommodate most of the world’s current fleet of container vessel types and will offer shipping lines a unique opportunity to connect ships of up to 13,500 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) directly to the heart of the UK.The new container handling equipment will be capable of handling two 380m vessels simultaneously, and ultimately will have a capacity of over one million TEU.With semi-automated remote-controlled operation, the cranes will reduce the time taken to transfer containers from port to road or rail. They will also have the ability to operate at speeds in excess of 30mph and wind speeds of up to 55mph (88kmph).The fleet of STS and CRMG cranes will be supported by a multi-million pound investment in state-of-the-art quayside facilities and support technology, including a fully-integrated Navis N4 terminal operating system, autogates and ABB equipment controls. Together, the investments will make Liverpool2 one of the most operationally efficient and modern terminals in Northern Europe.Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports, said: “We have anticipated the future demands and growth of the industry, to ensure that our investment in infrastructure and technology is both flexible and adaptable to the current and future delivery-critical needs of our customers.”“Integral to our investment in leading-edge equipment is the aim of achieving energy efficiency and reduction in carbon emissions. In addition, a key benefit of the enhanced operations when the facility is completed will be the significant increase in cargo capacity, which will also stimulate the economy of the North-west and further afield,” added Mr. Whitworth.The Port of Liverpool currently handles a diverse range of cargo, including bulk solids and liquids, RORO and containers. In 2012 it was named by leading industry journal Containerisation International as Port Authority of the Year in recognition of its progressive and innovative approach ‘beyond the port gates’.The cutting-edge ‘megamax’ and CRMG cranes are being designed and manufactured by ZPMC, which has more than 76% of the market share for container cranes throughout 79 countries and was the first recipient of a National Science and Progress Award in China in recognition of its research and innovation.last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Flickr Jasmine Halki under CC BY 2.0 license South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries has secured orders for five new gas and crude carriers, with a value of around USD 600 million, in recent weeks.The shipbuilder said that the units were ordered by European and Asian ship owners and include three gas carriers and two crude oil carriers.An undisclosed Greek shipping company recently signed a contract for the construction of a 174,000 cbm LNG carrier. At the end of March, Hyundai Heavy reached agreements to build one LNG carrier for a Japanese owner, one LPG carrier for a compatriot company, and two crude oil carriers for Greek shipping firms.Furthermore, Hyundai Heavy said it expects to receive additional orders for large-scale LNG carriers during 2019 on the back of an increasing LNG orderbook amid recent tightening of environmental regulations.Worldwide orders reached 32.2 million CGT last year, up 14 percent from 28.1 million CGT recorded in 2017, HHI cited data from Clarksons.This trend is expected to continue in the future, and the global order volume in 2023 is expected to reach 44.6 million CGT, the company continued. In 2019, the development of LNG projects in Russia and Qatar is expected to be will be full-fledged.last_img read more

first_imgProposed changes to update provincial regulations will help apprentices in designated trades achieve certification. The province is looking for public input into the proposed changes, which were developed by business and labour representatives of 11 trades. “We’ve been working with our industry and labour partners to bring Nova Scotia’s trade regulations up to date, to accurately reflect industry requirements and the needs of apprentices,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The next step is to hear from people working in the field to make sure we’ve got the most relevant, effective training to help apprentices fill gaps in their industries.” The proposed changes include updated trade definitions to reflect new technologies in various industries. Other recommendations include a guaranteed minimum wage and trade regulations that match existing apprenticeship legislation. Proposed regulation changes will apply to the plumber, cook, construction electrician, industrial electrician, alarm and security technician, machinist, ironworker, floorcovering installer, industrial instrument technician, industrial mechanic (millwright), and agricultural equipment technician trades. “These changes will improve the apprenticeship process to make it more efficient for Nova Scotians to achieve certification and enter designated trades,” said Donald Hiltz, manager of Atlantic operations for multi-trade contractor Black and McDonald Limited. “Not only will the revised regulations improve the apprenticeship system, but they will strengthen industry in the province.” One proposed regulation change would see an additional 900 hours of training for the floorcovering installer apprenticeship program, providing better opportunities for learning and mentoring in the trade. Draft regulations are available on the Department of Education website at or by calling 902-424-0872. Written comments can be submitted by e-mail to, by fax to 902-424-0717, or by mail to Provincial Apprenticeship Board, Trade Regulation Review, 2021 Brunswick St., P.O. Box 578, Halifax, NS, B3J 2S9. The deadline for comments is noon, June 30. The apprenticeship training and skill development division of the Department of Education works with apprentices in designated trades to help them achieve certification. For more information, call the division at 1-800-494-5651 or see the website at .last_img read more

first_imgMore Nova Scotia students are receiving support for post-secondary education to help them tap into career opportunities in the province’s energy sector. Sixteen post-secondary students and one graduate student have earned the Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship and the Energy Innovation Grant. “Receiving the Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship has helped give me the courage and confidence that I have what it takes to be an engineer,” said Kunal Kumar, a 2018 scholarship recipient. The scholarship is offered to Nova Scotia high school students pursuing post-secondary studies in an energy-related field. Eight young Nova Scotians enrolled in university programs will receive a renewable scholarship of $2,500 per year for four years. Eight other students enrolled in trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500. “Promising young Nova Scotians want to be part of a bright energy future,” said Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette. “We’re supporting talented students as they build rewarding careers in the province that will contribute to our economic growth.” Hammonds Plains resident Justin Nagle, a master’s student in applied science at Saint Mary’s University, is this year’s recipient of the $10,000 Energy Innovation Grant, awarded over two years. Mr. Nagle’s graduate project will develop a digital model of the Shelburne Delta, a subsea delta that is an area of interest in offshore Nova Scotia. Pengrowth Energy Corporation, Pengrowth Management Limited, and the Government of Nova Scotia have together invested more than $4.8 million to give students the opportunity to pursue their passions in the energy sector. Since 2005, about 265 scholarships have been awarded. Scholarship and grant recipients are chosen based on academic standing, community involvement and interest in the Nova Scotia energy industry. Scholarship recipients are enrolled at the Nova Scotia Community College and in recognized programs at universities across Canada. Pengrowth Energy Corporation is an intermediate Canadian oil and natural gas producer, located in Calgary, Alberta.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter This veteran game show host received harsh criticism and boos from the audience when he ventured out of the TV studio to moderate a political debate.If you answered, “Who is Alex Trebek,” you’re right!The long-time “Jeopardy!” host served as moderator at Monday night’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate, lobbing questions to current Governor Tom Wolf and challenger Scott Wagner, and while the 78-year-old Canadian icon is widely beloved for his TV role that definitely wasn’t the case when it came to his foray into politics. Advertisement Alex Trebekcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement According to the Washington Post, Trebek was criticized for asking long-winded questions and letting the debaters serve up equally long-winded answers. Login/Register With:last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday slammed the opposition’s criticism over the timing of announcement of ‘Mission Shakti’ as “clerical objections” and asserted that these parties were not at all bothered about national security.Taking on the Congress, Jaitley accused that the erstwhile UPA government of not granting scientists permission to build the country’s own anti-satellite missile, saying it lacked “capability and clarity”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, he said when India had test-fired the Agni-V missile in April, 2012, then DRDO chief V K Saraswat had said that India could now develop an anti-satellite missile but the government had not given its nod. Targeting the Congress, he said those patting their own back for India’s strategic missile programme were doing so for wrong reasons. “If they want to rectify the Balakot (air strike) mistake, it is the opportunity for the opposition to do so and stand in support of our scientists,” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&Khe said, referring to the air strike on a terrorist camp in Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers. Underlining that “tomorrow’s wars” will not be the same and that the nation has to prepare for future geopolitical situations, he said this technology will serve as a “deterrent”.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Coal India Ltd has put in place over 5,000 security cameras across 300 mines of its subsidiaries to thwart pilferage attempts and ensure quick response to disasters, a senior company official said. The Rs 50-crore project will provide live feed from the mines to the coal major’s headquarters in Kolkata and other regional offices, prompting swift action in case of emergencies, he said. “CIL hopes to achieve twin purposes with the initiative – live monitoring of the collieries to prevent pilferage and other corrupt practices, especially during dispatch by rail, and increase overall efficiency of the mines with real-time response to crisis situations,” the official said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The CCTV project, unveiled recently by the Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary, along with CIL Chairman A K Jha, will also help settle allegations and disputes on coal availability. “As a part of the in-house project, 5,100 CCTVs have been installed at strategic points vulnerable to pilferage — the weigh bridges, near coal dumps and the entry and exit points of collieries. “The information technology department of the company is also working on a system to automatically trigger alarms in case of a pilferage attempt from stockyards or mines,” he added.last_img read more

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2010, file photo, actress Samantha Bee arrives for the 50 and Fabulous Benefit Gala in New York. Bee, of “The Daily Show” fame, will be a featured guest at the 2016 BookCon, along with such popular authors as Meg Cabot and Marissa Meyer. Event organizer ReedPOP announced Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, that Chris O’Dowd and Leigh Bardugo also will be in attendance for the third annual BookCon, to be held in Chicago on May 14. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File) by The Associated Press Posted Nov 8, 2015 10:03 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 9, 2015 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Samantha Bee, Meg Cabot to be among guests at BookCon in Chicago in 2016 NEW YORK, N.Y. – Samantha Bee of “The Daily Show” fame will be a featured guest at next year’s BookCon, along with such popular authors as Meg Cabot and Marissa Meyer.Event organizer ReedPOP announced Monday that Chris O’Dowd and Leigh Bardugo also will be in attendance for the third annual BookCon, to be held in Chicago on May 14.Publishing’s version of Comic Con, BookCon began as a pop culture subset of the convention and trade show BookExpo America. It now takes place as a stand-alone event, immediately following BookExpo.BookCon speakers have included John Green, Mindy Kaling and Judy Blume. Bee will be promoting her middle grade novel “Cracking Up.” read more

first_imgINDIA’S SUPREME COURT has stayed the death sentence of two of the four men convicted of the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that horrified the country and sparked weeks of protests.The court suspended the execution of the two men, Mukesh Singh and Pawan Gupta, while an appeal of their conviction is heard and asked officials to “communicate the order to prison authorities”.Emergency sittingThe court held an emergency sitting today to hear the motion for the stay of execution. It was not immediately known when the executions had been due to be carried out.The two, Gupta and Singh, appealed to the Supreme Court after the High Court upheld earlier in the week the death penalty handed to the four men convicted of the gang rape last September.On Thursday, the Delhi High Court maintained the four men’s sentences in the death of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student, saying the case fell into the “rarest of rare category” under which India carries out executions.Defence lawyers argued the High Court had not properly considered evidence in the case.ConvictedThe Supreme Court was told the other two men convicted of the crime, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur, had not approached the top court to appeal the High Court ruling.A fifth suspect had been discovered dead in his jail last year, in what authorities said was a suspected suicide.The sixth member of the group, a juvenile at the time of the crime, is serving a three-year sentence.The four were sentenced last September to hang following a trial over the attack on the 23-year-old student on a moving bus in the capital in December 2012.The physiotherapy student was attacked by six men, including with an iron rod, after she boarded a private bus to go home from the cinema with a male friend.They were both later dumped naked and bleeding on the roadside. The victim died 13 days later from the internal injuries inflicted.The brutality of the attack appalled the nation and triggered massive angry street protests as well as soul-searching about India’s treatment of women.The victim survived long enough to give enough information to police to allow them to arrest her attackers whose trial was fast-tracked.The case led to tougher rape and sexual assault laws and shone an international spotlight on what women’s groups called a “rape epidemic” in the country.The execution of the two men had been stayed until March 31 when court authorities said their hanging would be further postponed at another hearing until their appeal was heard.- © AFP, 2014Read: Four men sentenced to death over gang rape and murder of Indian student>last_img read more

first_imgThe junior partner in the governing coalition, Independent Greeks (ANEL), on Wednesday broke ranks with leftist SYRIZA on a bill that foresees second-generation migrants being eligible for citizenship once they have enrolled at elementary school, provided one of their parents has a residence permit.Although ANEL voted against the bill in principle, it passed with the support of SYRIZA, centrist Potami and PASOK. The legislation was also rejected by conservative New Democracy and neofascist Golden Dawn while the Communist Party (KKE) voted present.Earlier in the day, Alternate Immigration Policy Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou defended the bill in Parliament, saying that migrants who are permanent residents of Greece and their children should have the right to claim citizenship.“We insist on this compromise, which is both viable and realistic,” she said about the bill, ignoring objections from opposition lawmakers.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook en voie de disparition d’ici huit ans ?Après une entrée en bourse controversée, le réseau social Facebook a un peu perdu son statut de géant du web et nombreux sont ceux qui remettent en question son modèle économique. Le fondateur de Ironfire Capital, Eric Jackson, estime que d’ici 2020, l’entreprise perdra son statut de leader des réseaux sociaux.  Facebook est il voué à disparaître ? C’est en tout cas ce que pense Eric  Jackson, fondateur de Ironfire Capital, économiste et blogueur chez Forbes. Lors d’une interview pour une émission américaine, Squawk on the Street, ce dernier a affirmé que d’ici cinq à huit ans, les géants d’Internet comme Facebook et Google auront disparu.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon lui, il y aurait trois générations de société web, la première, représentée par des portails web comme Google ou Yahoo, se manifeste sous forme de plateformes avec du contenu dédié. La deuxième génération signe l’arrivée de la dimension social avec Facebook. Pour finir, la troisième est représentée par les entreprises axées sur la monétisation d’une plate-forme mobile.  Si Google a réussit a se déplacer vers l’aspect social avec Google +, Facebook a du mal à s’adapter à la génération suivante,  les mobiles. Le réseau social essaye malgré tout de se rattraper en rachetant des applications phares comme Instagram ou Face, mais sans grands effets pour le moment. « Quand vous regardez ces trois générations, peu importe de quelle manière vous avez réussi dans la première, vous ne pourrez pas être en mesure de traduire cette réussite en succès dans la deuxième génération, peu importe combien d’argent vous avez gagné, peu importe combien d’experts vous avez pour travailler avec vous. » explique Eric Jackson. Quel avenir alors pour Facebook ? Selon Eric Jackson c’est cette lutte pour s’adapter aux mobiles qui fera la perte du réseau social, « Facebook peut acheter un bouquet de sociétés de téléphonie mobile, mais la société reste encore un grand site ce qui est différent d’une application mobile ».Eric Jackson n’est pas le seul à penser ça et selon un sondage publié par la chaîne américaine CNBC, sur 1.004 personnes seules 43 % pensent que Facebook continuera à avoir un succès sur le long terme, tandis que 46 % estiment qu’il disparaitra lors de l’apparition de nouvelles entreprises, le reste ne se prononçant pas. Malgré tout, l’évolution rapide des techniques et des pratiques sur Internet est telle qu’il est difficile de pronostiquer de façon tangible sur l’avenir du réseau social.Le 6 juin 2012 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgThe HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR are all dropping in price, smartphone VR is improving significantly, and Google and Facebook are betting big on standalone VR helmets. It’s taking a long time, but virtual reality is slowly working its way into the mainstream. So if you want to make something new and exciting on VR, you’ll definitely want to check out today’s SkillWise bargain. • The Complete VR Development Bundle for $34 (List price: $377)When you purchase this bundle, these five courses are included: • VR Game Development with Unity for Beginners (a $200 value) • WebVR for Beginners: Build VR Websites with A-Frame (a $49 value) • Unity VR Development: Night with Mosquitos Game (a $49 value) • Unity VR Development: 360° Photos Experience (a $29 value) • Unity VR Development: 360° Video Quiz App (a $50 value)If you put all of that together, you’ll get 13 hours of video instruction, delivered across more than fifty individual lessons. Whether you want to work with polygonal 3D environments or 360 degree video, these five courses will help you understand the basics of developing VR apps that work well using the Unity toolset.While buying each of these courses separately could cost you over 350 clams, snagging this SkillWise bundle can save you hundreds of dollars. And the best part? SkillWise is willing to back up this bundle with a 15-day satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with these instructions, you can return it for store credit, and use it towards something more to your liking.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the SkillWise site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2015 – The Turks and Caicos is now among the six countries in the Greater Caribbean with the ‘Don’t Pack a Pest’ program activated. The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services joined by partners from the Florida Department of Agriculture, the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority and the TCI Customs Department rolled out, at the Provo International Airport, the initiative which will encourage travelers to be careful of what they are packing so that harmful pests are not moving about and causing damage to the flora or fauna of the various nations. The ‘Don’t Pack a Pest’ initiative is another feather in the cap for the TCI as executives in the Ministry and the TCIAA were commended for swift action on providing the requisite information so that the program could be implemented. Work on the ‘Don’t pack a Pest’ started as a concept in 2011, but more vigorously as a standard of safety in the TCI earlier this year. It is said the outreach initiative was established in record time. Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Recommended for you Related Items:agriculture dePARTMENT, customs department, dont pack a pest, Tciaa Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgSriharikota: A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to abort the launch of its landmark Moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said on Tuesday. A committee of experts was looking into the causes of the problem that put back the bid to become just the fourth nation — after Russia, the United States and China — to land a spacecraft on the Moon. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Having halted the countdown 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the scheduled launch of Chandrayaan 2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — ISRO gave no explanation for what it called a “technical snag” in the rocket nor a date for a new attempt. “As a measure of abundant precaution Chandrayaan 2 launch has been called off,” ISRO said. However, the Times of India quoted a senior mission scientist as saying there had been a leak in the GSLV-MkIII rocket’s helium fuel component. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us “After filling helium, we found the pressure was dropping, indicating there was a leak,” the unnamed scientist said adding that it was possible there were “multiple leaks”. “We were lucky that the mission did not enter the automatic launch sequence else all would have been lost,” the Hindustan Times quoted a senior ISRO official as saying. The report added that scientists were “racing to plug the leak” in time for a new launch window at the end of July. Advertise With Us Experts said mission chiefs would be cautious about trying a new liftoff. “If the launch does not happen in the next 48 hours, it could be postponed for a few months until we get an opportune launch window,” said Ravi Gupta, a scientist formerly with the state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation. Low-cost missions India has spent about $140 million on Chandrayaan 2, with most of it home-made. It is one of the cheapest in the crowded space race. The launch would have been the third to the moon this year. China put its Chang’e 4 mission on the lunar surface in January, while Israel’s $100 million Beresheet crash-landed when it sought to become the first privately funded mission in April. A soft landing on the Moon would be a huge leap forward in India’s space programme. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to launch a crewed space mission by 2022. It follows another high-profile but low-cost Indian mission — Mangalyaan — which put a spacecraft in orbit around Mars in 2014 at a fraction of the cost of comparable projects by established space powers like the United States, which often cost billions of dollars. The mission involved a 2.4-tonne orbiter that will circle the Moon for about a year taking images and testing the atmosphere. A lander named Vikram was to take the rover to the surface near the lunar South Pole. The rover that was to be put on the surface on September 6 was to spend 14 days sending back data on rocks and soil. India’s first lunar mission in 2008 did not land on the Moon but orbited it searching for water using radar. New Delhi also has ambitions to land a probe on Mars, following the success of the Mangalyaan orbiter. Lunar exploration has been in focus in recent months with the looming 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon, and US President Donald Trump giving NASA a 2024 deadline to return astronauts to the lunar surface.last_img read more

first_imgPBS will air a new film called Beyond A Year In Space tonight (Nov. 15) at 8 on Houston Public, TV 8.The documentary chronicles astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to earth and adjustment to life here after spending 12 months on the International Space Station, the longest space mission in American history.The film is the follow-up to A Year In Space, which documented Kelly’s time on the ISS.Beyond A Year In Space also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts currently training to leave earth’s orbit and travel into deep space. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with two of them: biologist Dr. Jessica Meir and former Navy pilot Victor Glover.They tell him about the mental and physical challenges of training to spend more than a year in space. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: NASANASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Victor Glover are training for potential deep-space missions. Share Xcenter_img 00:00 /10:37 Listenlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The decomposed body of a youth identified as Debasish Chatterjee was found from a flat at Rakhal Mukherjee Road in Sarsuna on Tuesday morning. According to locals, the owner of the flat Rabindranath Chatterjee used to work as a government official. He used live with his wife, son and daughter, who used to live an unsocial life. On Tuesday morning, locals felt a foul smell coming from the flat. Immediately, police were informed, who later went there and saw Rabindranath, his wife and daughter sitting next to Debasish’s decomposed body. They immediately recovered the body and sent it for autopsy examination. All three were detained and interrogated. According to sources, police may take them for psychiatric evaluation.last_img