Live Blog from IBM Pulse: The Data World – Buildings, Homes…You Name It

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… alex williams Today’s live blog comes from IBM Pulse where we will explore how data moves to the greater physical world, be it buildings or physical objects. It’s also an event that demonstrates how deep Tivilo is still embedded into the enterprise data center for the management of IT assets. We’ll be sure to hear more about that in the keynotes this morning.Let’s get started.8:13 A.M PST: The event is just getting started. IBM is setting the stage with three main themes:Better optimizationDeveloping better systemsAnalytics 8:30 a.m. : Dr.Danny Sabbah of IBM is on stage. He is discussing the instrumented world that is interconnected and intelligent. 8:39 a.m: Starting to get into instrumentation, discussing DC Water, the Washington D.C. water system with pipes that date back to the Civil War. Instrument data on the pipes and in the system allows for the assets to communicate with the people who administer the system. That’s cool.8:43 a.m: The Amsterdam airport needs to be better optimized. They can do that with robots, software and analytics to create intelligence, learning and continual optimization. It’s creating space where there was none before. Robotic luggage system saves 40% in costs.8:48 a.m.: IBM is developing an integrated service management platform on a Web-oriented architecture. They say it is an open initiative on an open architecture and federated systems. It means transparent interaction in a Web environment. The process is designed to be collaborative from strategy to the actual devices in the world that are instrumented to collect data, transmit and analyze for predictive capabilities.8:54 a.m. Steve Mills of IBM is taking the stage. Information technology and computing improves just about everything we do. The size of businesses would not be what they are without it. But like fire, you need to control it. And there are budgets. How to be innovative with those constraints is a challenge. The world is made of zettabytes of information. There are 32.6 million servers worldwide. Data centers have doubled their energy use in the past five years. IT operating costs are out of control. The IT infrastructure is costing them too much to run. Their run cost, in some cases, is 70% of the budget. Power and cooling costs are going up. Server management is increasing and new server spending is up as a result.9:01 a.m.: How you decrease the costs is what we hear a lot about. You need to work on the sprawl. Eliminating redundant software and data is critical. There is too many of the same thing. And you want to deliver service delivery. Mills says this shows we are at an inflection point. It’s a time for smart computing. You need to move from sprawl to consolidation and federation. You need to pool services. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of ideology. Mills is getting tough. “You are entitled to your own opinions. Not the facts.”9:07 a.m.: Getting into server consolidation and storage efficiency. Questions about storage: How do you stop storing so much? How do you make the storage smarter? Mills is saying clean the attic, clean the basement – clean it out. Put it on eBay. Make your systems programmatic. Make it elastic. Mills is now pushing the mainframe, the big box. zEnterprise.Mills says people say stupid stuff every day. Of course Dell says it is best. Intel says the same. Duh!9:16 a.m. It’s all about economics. If you can use Solaris you can use IBM AIX. Mills sounds fed up. “Give me a break,” he says.9:18 a.m.: Talking through customers. Ending by telling people that they have to get past the religious debates. Let’s ground in facts and numbers, he says. What a pitch.9:25 a.m. Video time! Now it’s on to Watson, the virtual genius. Discussing the applications such as healthcare where natural language is the best technology for determining context. It changes the processes.9:29 a.m. Dean Kamen is the keynote. We’ll be back later.10:58 a.m. Now at the press event. There are 7,000 people here at IBM Pulse. And the talk is about optimization. Water systems, airports – there are hundreds of projects and there will be millions some day, to optimize the world in which we live. Why? The replacement costs are prohibitive. We need to find new space in an old world.11:05 a.m. Information collection and management will be dominating themes for decades to come, Mills says. But can you collect all of the data from the devices on the power grid in the operation? Can you see where you get surges and dropouts. By analyzing the data can you do a better job of deploying crews? It comes down to understanding the patterns to discover the problems. Moving on to Watson – Mills say it served as an entertaining way to show how real language can be defined and understood to come up with answers. There are other real-world problems that apply in a similar way. You can do a better job in treating diseases and what approach is taken to treat the person. The computer brings a certain determination that the human mind can’t do.11:16 a.m. What can you do with human sentiment? Mills talks about defining the data from Twitter and other social technologies where people converse. It, too, is being analyzed and will add another context entirely.11:26 a.m.: As chips get better, the data coming off the infrastructure can be immense. There may be temporal or spatial problems. Formatting becomes an issue.11:31 a.m.: IBM is being asked if Watson can become a pharmacy assistant. They want more accuracy to the delivery of its service due to the complexity that can come with prescriptions. Assistants are in greater need for a more complex world. The nice thing is the computer does not get angry. It does not get tired. It does not quit.11:38 a.m.: Why not connect Watson to the Internet? Mills says, If you understand Google, its business is to displace direct mail. They sell positioning. They’re moving money to them. He says they speculate on its use in a general public Web access in a way to scan the Web and caching. He says they are not interested in that business. They are interested in developing and applying Watson to business applications.4:17 p.m.: I am with Steve Mills. When Mils talks with clients about smarter planet, they begin to see the opportunities but they wonder where they get their seed funding. They have to know that all the costs can be earned back pretty fast. Information technology as the transforming tool is something that provides power in a company. It goes beyond cost accounting. Mills sees cities rapidly adopting smart technologies. Why? It’s in part due to being able to see gaps where they could not before. You can find space where there was none before. Previously, you could not get to it. Now computers are ideally suited to do these things. The computer fills in the gap.Mills say the world we see now is more evolutionary than anything new. Systems evolve. As human beings we experience the benefits. We are dependent on our infrastructure. We evolve with it. The more real-time things become, the more you can find the gaps. 4:30 p.m.: Customers start with the business outcome. IT is a means to an end. They are trying to differentiate. How can I use technology? Conversation turns to the cloud. Mills says definitions do not recognize the sea change over the span of decades. We only started referring to it recently as cloud. Mills put me on the spot, asking if I think ADP is a cloud company. I say the cloud is about data. He says it’s more than that. UPS, for instance, is now more of a logistics company. What are they trying to do? They are delivering what they do as a service. It is the use of information technology.4:40 p.m. Conversation turns to the Internet of Things. Mills gives a historical perspective.He says that in the mechanical age, we made things stronger than we were. The computer does that for the human brain. Machines augmented our muscles. Watson will augment our brain. The computer operates in a different domain and dimension.4:55 p.m. I closed with asking why Watson was so popular. He said Jeopardy is a popular game show that has been around for decades. They know it is not easy. They saw the computer compete and it won. The computer seemed to understand things. It was fed data. It captured people’s imagination about what computers will do in the future. Our great grandparents worked by hand. They then moved into plants. They built using machines. Today, the computer can be an assistant with enormous amounts of knowledge that no one can have in their heads. The computer comes up with the answer.See you tomorrow!Disclosure: IBM covered Alex Williams’s travel expenses for this event.(Lead image courtesy of @nitinraut)center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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Smoke Hotkeys You Should Customize to Work Faster

first_imgThis is a function I use all the time as I mainly work in Overwrite mode (since I am constrained to a fixed timeline length when dealing with commercials and promos). In the Classic hotkeys, this is a two handed operation [CTL+?].  In FCP it’s simply [X].So for my workflow, I have set this to my forward Pen button. This way I can quickly select clip or clips and set the In/Out instantly with the tap of my pen button. Now a quick Overwrite hotkey and I can swap out shots pretty quickly.7. Action Menu Buttons: If you enter ConnectFX, Add an Action Node and Select it… then enter the Shortcut editor, you will have access to the Action hotkeys.With the hotkey editor you can assign hotkeys to physical buttons of the UI even if they are not in the editor list.To do this, open the hotkey editor and then press a button in the UI. Select the Action Bin button.  You should see it pop up in the List and in the Description box.  Assign a key to this button. [CMD+1]Press SET to commit the selection. Now do this for the rest of the Action buttons (Media, Object, Source, Output). You can continue using the CMD and number keys to go down the list [CMD+2 through CMD+5].This allows you to quickly access the right submenu when you are working in your schematic or result view. So if you need to add a Gmask to an image, you can get to the Media menu easily with 1 keystroke.8.  Clip Cut at Current Frame:These are unmapped in both Classic and FCP.  They are limited in use, but they are very handy. This function will cut a clip into 2 separate clips at the positioner point. This works on clips in the source area.9. Clip Cut at Each Splice:  This is an interesting function that will slip a clip up at it’s cut points. So if you had a sequence, as a source, you can quickly slip the entire sequence into it’s separate clips.  These clips will be “dumped” into the currently selected folder.10. Clip Cut at (n) Frames: This is a quick way to cut a clip up into multiple clips with the same duration. With the clip selected, you hit they hotkey, and then a number in the calculator that pops up. The clip will then be split in to separate clips with the same frame duration.Trim Hotkeys:Once thing that has changed for Classic Users is that the trim hotkeys don’t need to be held down to function. If you want to SLIP a shot, just press [,] once and Smoke enters the SLIP mode.The same goes for SLIDE. Then you can use the [B & N] hotkeys to slip and slide your clip. For FCP users, the process is the same with the FCP hotkeys. The fact that Smoke stays in a certain mode now, means that you can easily use the hotkeys and still work with one hand on the keyboard and one on your tablet or mouse. When you are done slipping and sliding, you can return to trim mode by hitting the Trim Hotkey [T] Classic or [R] FCP.Explore the empty shortcuts in the hotkey editor and play around with assigning keys to them. Many can be useful functions not easily done in the traditional UI, and others can help make your workflow faster and easier.  If you have any hotkey questions or have any special hotkeys you use, let everyone know with a comment below. Master the Smoke workflow by creating your own hotkeys to be more effective in your editing.Autodesk Smoke is a very hotkey (or shortcut) driven software. The key to mastering the workflow is to know the hotkeys.  Yes, it is true that the 2013 release has changed a lot of hotkeys for legacy users but they have also incorporated the FCP 7 shortcuts to help ease in those users to Smoke.There are many hotkeys that aren’t assigned in the hotkey editor, but in my opinion should be.  Here is my collection of hotkeys that have helped me speed up my editing and effects workflow.Smoke Classic vs FCP Hotkeys:I still use the Smoke Classic hotkeys because I am a long-time Smoke editor and these are the hotkeys I am most comfortable with. I honestly do believe that they work best for working in Smoke, both as an editor and for effects.  Here’s why:The Smoke Classic hotkeys are primarily focused on the left side of the keyboard.Timeline navigation for the start and end of the timeline, and jumping between clips and edit points, are all centered around the A,S,X and Z keys. Using these keys in combination with the Alt, Shift, Control keys allow you to quickly jump around the timeline with your left hand.The right hand is for your tablet or mouse. Smoke was originally designed with a tablet, and much of the workflow still works best for that.  For playback Smoke Classic uses the [V] key, again, near Z & X.Copy clip operations use the [F] key, which is again, in line with A & S.  Delete clip is [Shift+D], right in the same grouping as everything else we have discussed.So, although the letters themselves don’t make  much sense in matching the letters with the function, they make perfect sense with how your hand works. With effects operations, the F1-F4 hotkeys are also used, which work with this this left-sided keyboard layout.Now many of the FCP shortcuts make a lot of sense.  I & O for In & Out marks. And of course JKL for clip transport. However, FCP shortcuts seem to be more right sided keyboard centric. The FCP shortcuts do have the limitation of not being able to use the Spacebar as a hotkey modifier since it is tied to Play and Stop.The Spacebar is used heavily in Smoke Classic for many operations when combined with other keys. Zoom for instance is just [Space + click] and Pan is [Alt+Space+Click].The bottom line is: use whichever works well for you. Being comfortable with the shortcuts is the key to working fast in Smoke.Assigning Hotkeys:You can access the shortcut editor with a hotkey of it’s own or via the menus. With the FCP keys the shortcut is [ALT+H], while Classic is [Shift+Alt+F8].On the left you will see the list of assigned hotkeys. You can sort them by name, number or hotkey. There is also a search option, to help you find the function you wish to map. Smoke has 2 sets of hotkeys, Global and Local.Global hotkeys  (Yellow) are hotkeys that work in all operations of the software: Timeline, ConnectFX, Action, etc.Local hotkeys (White) are hotkeys that function in the area of the software you are in: Timeline or Action for example.If you want to remap a function already assigned to a key [Render] you can select the line, and it will populate the fields to the right.Press the Clear Button, and then assign a new keyboard key to it. You will see the key update in the editor. Press SET to commit the key, and you can then assign another key to another function if you wish. If you are done press SAVE or SAVE ALL, and confirm. Finally, CLOSE the editor.If the new key you have chosen is already being used elsewhere, you will get a message in the bottom left of the UI. You have no choice but to pick another.My Must Use Hotkeys:Some of these hotkeys exist in one shortcut set, but not the other.  This seems like an oversight.  So I’ll make note of it as we run through them.1. New Library, New Folder, New Sequence:These don’t exist at all in the Classic hotkeys. This is crazy with the new Media Library workflow. They do however exist in the FCP set.  I suggest [CMD+1, 2, & 3] as you can quickly add a New Library and Folder with just a few quick keystrokes.2. Image Window: Fit Zoom Toggle:This is only mapped in the Classic hotkeys and not the FCP set. Why, who knows? This function will set the Viewers in the timeline and in ConnectFX and Action to “Fit Screen” mode.Often times when you are working and zooming and panning a viewer with a large schematic or images, you just need a quick fit to screen.  In the Classic set it’s already assigned to [CTL+Home].  I don’t like this key combination however, because I have to use two hands and take my pen away from the tablet (or off the mouse). I suggest the [TAB] key for the Classic view as it works well with the left handed keyboard setup. For FCP, find one that works for you.3. Toggle Overlays:The Overlay functions used to be easily accessible in previous versions of Smoke. Now they are buried in a submenu. This makes them kind of painful to deal with, as you are often turning on and off the overlays as you work. A simple [CTL+O] seems to work well. This will toggle the Overlays menu on and off, giving you instant access. (Note: must have the single viewer open when you access this hotkey in the menu).4. Toggle Viewing Settings:This works just like the Overlays setting in that it toggles the Viewing settings for quick access. [CTL+V] is a good choice. (Note: must have the single viewer open when you access this hotkey in the menu)5. Toggle FX Pipeline (Button):Sometimes you just need a bit more screen space for your timeline when you are working. If you assign this function to a quick hotkey, you can toggle open and close the FX Pipeline display, so you can easily gain some UI real estate.6. Mark IN/OUT around selection:last_img read more

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Huge ocean confirmed underneath solar system’s largest moon

first_imgThe solar system’s largest moon, Ganymede, in orbit around Jupiter, harbors an underground ocean containing more water than all the oceans on Earth. Scientists were already fairly confident in the ocean’s existence, based on the moon’s smooth icy surface—evidence of past resurfacing by the ocean—and other observations by the Galileo spacecraft, which made a handful of flybys in the 1990s. But new observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, published online today in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, remove any remaining doubt. Ganymede now joins Jupiter’s Europa and two moons of Saturn, Titan and Enceladus, as moons with subsurface oceans—and good places to look for life. Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, may also have a subsurface ocean. The new results come from Hubble’s observations of Ganymede’s magnetic field, which produces two auroral belts (pictured) that can be detected in the ultraviolet. Because of interactions with Jupiter’s own magnetic field, these belts rock back and forth. However, there is a third magnetic field in the mix—one emanating from the electrically conductive, saltwater ocean and induced by Jupiter’s field—that counterbalances Jupiter’s field and reduces the rocking of the auroral belts. The Hubble study suggests that the ocean can be no deeper than 330 kilometers below the surface.last_img read more

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Sandesh Jhingan joins DSK Shivajians

first_imgPune, Mar 4 (PTI) DSK Shivajians Football Club today announced the signing of India defender Sandesh Jhingan on loan from Kerala Blasters till the end of the ongoing I-League season. Sandesh arrived at the DSK International Campus last week where he underwent Pre Competition Medical Assessment ahead of sealing the move today. Expressing his pleasure about the signing, Shirish Kulkarni, President DSK Shivajians Football Club, said: “Sandesh is a proven talent and he has plenty of top level experience for his age. It will be good to have him in the squad where we have quite a lot of young players, who look forward to learn from the experienced lot. Im certain that he will have a positive impact on our I-League campaign.” The Chandigarh-born India international started his youth career at St Stephens Football Academy, where he helped his team reach the South-East Asian Finals of the Manchester United Premier Cup. He signed his first professional contract with United Sikkim, where he played for the 2012-13 season in the 2nd Division I-League, gracing the field with the likes of Baichung Bhutia and Rennedy Singh. In the following season (2013-14),he joined Rangdajied United, but midway through the season, he switched his alliance to Mumbai FC. In mid-2014, he was selected by Kerala Blasters in the second round of the Indian Super League draft. He played an important part in Kerala Blasters inaugural ISL campaign, which lead to him being named as the Emerging Player of the Year at the end of the season. Following the completion of the ISL season, Sandesh joined Sporting Club de Goa on loan, where he participated in the I-League, and helped his team avoid relegation. On completion of his loan, he returned to Kerala Blasters for his second season in the ISL. Over the course of his career, Sandesh has represented India 13 times, with six of those appearances logged for the India Under-23 team. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Mo Farah pips Lewis Hamilton to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

first_imgBritain’s long distance runner Mo Farah was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday. The Olympic and world champion out voted the likes of World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea from Northern Ireland and para-athlete Jonnie Peacock, who finished second and third.Surprisingly pre-event favourites, world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and Formula One world title holder Lewis Hamilton failed to finish in top three.The distance runner, who won his sixth world championships gold medal in London this year when he triumphed in the 10,000 metres, won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics as well as six world titles in those distances.Farah was born in Somalia and moved to Britain at the age of eight.Congrats to my bro @Mo_Farah for winning BBC�??s SPOTY tonight! Well deserved and a true legend of the sport! �???�?�� pic.twitter.com/SPa6aZsR4W- Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) December 17, 2017The 34-year-old, who ended his track career this year to concentrate on road running, looked stunned when he was awarded the trophy by his step-daughter Rihanna in a studio in London.He was denied the chance to tell viewers how he felt as the BBC’s live satellite link to the ceremony in Liverpool’s Echo Arena cut out seconds later.After the show went off air, Farah, appearing close to tears, spoke to those inside the arena saying he was shocked to win due to the quality of the other athletes.”It is pretty amazing and hard to think about. I didn’t imagine I was every going to win this but… anything can happen. If you work hard you can achieve your dreams. Having come so close in 2012, I thought, ‘Mate, this thing is so hard to win,'” Farah said of the BBC award.advertisement”I am sorry I couldn’t be there,” Farah said. “My kid has been not well.”Other winners included:Overseas Sports Personality of the Year – Swiss Roger Federer for winning a record eighth Wimbledon tennis title and taking his overall grand slam tally to a record 19Lifetime Achievement – retired Olympic heptathlete champion Jessica Ennis-HillCoach of the Year – Benke Blomkvist, Stephen Maguire and Christian Malcolm for guiding Britain’s men’s 4x100m team to world goldTeam of the Year – England women’s cricket team for winning the World Cup by beating India in the final(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

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Lundqvist, Namestnikov Help Rangers Beat Hurricanes 2-1

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist is at his best against the Carolina Hurricanes.The veteran goalie was at it again as he stopped 43 shots to help the New York Rangers beat the Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night. It was Lundqvist’s 21st win in his last 25 starts against Carolina.“Some teams, the matchup just works for you for some reason,” Lundqvist said. “I have some teams where it works the other way. It’s hard to explain sometimes. I think the big thing is to not overthink it, good or bad.”Vladislav Namestnikov got the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and fourth-line forward Connor Brickley also scored for the Rangers, who split a four-game trip.The Hurricanes, who are 16-6-1 since Dec. 31, got a second-period goal from Jordan Martinook and peppered Lundqvist with 18 shots in the third period but couldn’t get anything past him. He had a spectacular pad save on Carolina captain Justin Williams with 1:37 left from point-blank range.“We survived and he was a big piece of it,” Rangers coach David Quinn said of Lundqvist. “Boy, he had a real good night.” Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele (13) and New York Rangers’ Adam McQuaid (54) collide along the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)Curtis McElhinney finished with 24 saves for the Hurricanes, who had won six of their last seven games. They outshot the Rangers 44-26 and were in control much of the game.“It was the best game we’ve played, probably of the last seven or eight,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “it just didn’t work out.”The Hurricanes weren’t exactly thrilled with the quality of their scoring chances on Lundqvist.“He played well but I don’t know if we did enough to get anything by him,” Martinook said.After a scoreless first period, Martinook gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 9:53 in the second. He was able to gather a rebound of Dougie Hamilton’s shot and beat Lundqvist.Just 47 seconds later, the Rangers tied the game on Brickley’s first goal of the season. Filip Chytil flipped a backhand shot at McElhinney and the puck bounced off the goalie’s right shoulder. Brickley was charging the net and it caromed off of his upper body and in. The goal was originally ruled no good on the ice but overturned on video replay.Carolina Hurricanes’ Lucas Wallmark (71) of Sweden battles New York Rangers’ Brendan Smith (42) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)The Hurricanes had killed off a two-man advantage by the Rangers but Namestikov scored just 2 seconds after the second penalty expired at 6:10 in the third period. McElhinney stopped the first shot by defenseman Tony DeAngelo and the rebound effort by right wing Pavel Buchnevich but couldn’t deny Namestikov.The Hurricanes have been the talk of the NHL this week for the attention, and criticism, they’ve drawn for their postgame celebrations.But Lundqvist made sure there wasn’t any reason to celebrate with another win over the Hurricanes.“It was a fun game to win, the way we battled,” Lundqvist said.NOTES: The Hurricanes ended a 16-game losing streak at New York on Feb. 8. It was their first win on the Rangers’ home ice since Oct. 2010. It didn’t take the Rangers long to return the favor. … Carolina C Jordan Staal returned to practice this week but sat out his 26th straight game with a concussion. Staal has 11 points in 29 games and hasn’t played since Dec. 22. … New York D Brady Skjel returned to the lineup after missing one game with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTRangers: Host Minnesota on Thursday night.Hurricanes: At Florida on Thursday night.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final Prize Money: England get USD 4 million, New Zealand pocket USD 2 million

first_imgThe prize money offered to the winner’s of the Cricket World Cup 2019 is the highest ever offered in an international cricket tournament.England cricket team will get richer by USD 4 million for winning the Cricket World Cup 2019 after they beat New Zealand in a humdinger of a final played at the Lord’s cricket ground in London on Sunday.The scores were tied at 241 each after 50 overs which meant the match went into the Super Over. But even the extra 12 deliveries couldn’t separate the two teams as both England and New Zealand managed 15 runs each. But hosts England were crowned world champions as they had hit more boundaries in the match and in the Super Over.The total prize pot, which sits at USD 10 million, will see the runners-up New Zealand get USD 2 million. Losing semi-finalists Australia and India will get USD 800,000 each.The 10 teams in the tournament played against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides – India, Australia, England and New Zealand – after 45 matches qualifying for the two semi-finals.For winning each league match, teams will get USD 40,000 each. That means the India and Australia will take home a total of USD 1.80 million each from their campaigns.Officials adjudged Kane Williamson as the Player of the Tournament for scoring 578 runs in the 10 matches. The New Zealand captain got a trophy from Sachin Tendulkar and a watch for finishing as the best player in the 46-day-long tournament.Ben Stokes was adjudged Player of the Match and he will walk away with a trophy and a watch.advertisementEngland players had decided even before the summit clash that they would split the prize money if they end up winning their maiden World Cup title.They will now split the money pro rata among the squad and they will receive a bonus on top of their England deals as well, thought to be worth up to 100,000 pounds each depending on which level of contract a player is on.England head coach Trevor Bayliss will earn a separate payment negotiated when he was appointed four years ago to spearhead the World Cup assault.last_img read more

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SOUTH SIOUX MAN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING

first_imgThe South Sioux City man arrested for the alleged abduction and assault of his family Sunday morning has been discharged from the hospital and booked into the Dakota County Jail.Authorities say 40-year-old Jose Ibarra-Cisneros is charged with Kidnapping, Terroristic Threats, 2nd and 3rd Degree Assault, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Theft, Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony,Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, and No Operator’s License.He was arrested Sunday evening after he flipped over on a stolen ATV he was riding through a field.Ibarra-Cisneros was armed with a handgun, a rifle and several knives when he was captured.last_img read more

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Why Real fans don’t applaud Messi like Ronaldinho

first_imgPrimera División Why does the Santiago Bernabeu not applaud Messi like they did Ronaldinho? Ignasi Oliva Last updated 1 year ago 16:05 12/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(128) Lionel Messi Barcelona Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid v Barcelona Real Madrid Barcelona Lionel Messi Ronaldinho Gaúcho Opinion Several Barcelona players have been given an ovation by Real Madrid’s fans in a Clasico, but the Argentine attacker is unlikely to ever receive one A few weeks have now gone by since the 12th anniversary of what seemed impossible at the start of this millennium, as a sector of Real Madrid fans applauded a Barcelona victory at the Santiago Bernabeu. That was achieved by Ronaldinho as the brilliant Brazilian hit a superb double in a 3-0 win in November 2005. It was his third visit to the Bernabeu and his second victory, having handed Xavi an unforgettable assist in a 2-1 victory in his first game at Madrid’s famous home.Back in the 1980s, the Bernabeu also applauded Diego Maradona and many Madridistas later stood up to acclaim Andres Iniesta in 2015 when the Spain midfielder was substituted during a 4-0 success for Luis Enrique’s side. 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 Lionel Messi BarcelonaMessi started that game on the bench having only recently recovered from injury, but the Argentine attacker has had more memorable nights at the Bernabeu than most other Barcelona players.There was his double in the sides’ Champions League semi-final first leg back 2011, a hat-trick in a 4-3 win for Gerardo Martino’s team in 2014 and a superb winner in La Liga last season which was followed by an iconic celebtration as he held his shirt aloft to the Bernabeu crowd.In total, Messi has played 12 times at the Bernabeu, with seven wins, one draw and only four defeats, a record that would have seemed unthinkable when Barca went seven straight seasons without winning away to Real Madrid until Ronaldinho set up Xavi for that 2-1 win in 2004.Ronaldinho, BarcelonaAndres Iniesta Barcelona Real MadridRonaldinho’s number 10 shirt was worn later by Messi and although the Brazilian helped Barca to back-to-back La Liga titles and a Champions League crown, the Argentine would lead the Blaugrana in an era of dominance with Pep Guardiola, and later Luis Enrique, in charge.It is perhaps for that reason, and also due to the rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, that Madrid’s fans are unwilling to applaud Messi, while some supporters also believe he purposely kicked the ball at them during a Clasico clash in April 2011.The constant comparisons with Ronaldo and the bad-tempered Clasico meetings stoked up by Jose Mourinho in his time at Real have not helped and even if the Barca forward produces another match-winning performance in Saturday’s match, he is still highly unlikely to receive an ovation at the Bernabeu.last_img read more

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Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability

first_imgPosted on November 19, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In September in Geneva, experts in human rights and maternal health gathered to discuss “good practices regarding maternal death audits, the role of national human rights institutions, and the contribution of judicial procedures.” Participants included staff from Human Rights Watch, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International and OHCHR, among others.The presentations from the roundtable and the meeting report can be found online through the International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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