For the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, they’ll need to keep relying on an offense tailored to Nick Foles’s strengths. Watch the video above to see just how different Foles is from Carson Wentz.
2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 0 Concept Cars Self-driving cars: Stay up to date on all the latest news in autonomy. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. More From Roadshow CES 2019 BMW All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Post a comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 85 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Share your voice BMW Review • 2019 BMW X1: A standout in its class More about 2019 BMW X1 The wild-looking camper uses a new type of exterior fabric. BMW Designworks Camping might not seem like a high-tech endeavor, but BMW’s Designworks subsidiary has found a way to use futuristic materials for a pop-up camper. In partnership with outdoor clothing company The North Face, the concept was designed to imagine “the future of protection from the elements,” BMW says.The camper uses a new type of fabric developed by The North Face called Futurelight. Though details are scant, the material uses what the company calls Nanospinning technology. Tiny holes allow for air ventilation throughout the material, yet it remains fully waterproof to keep occupants comfortable within the camper. The Futurelight fabric stretches over a geodesic-dome frame that was co-designed by BMW and The North Face. BMW Designworks The material recalls BMW’s use of a fabric outer skin on the 2008 GINA concept car, which could adjust its shape by moving the fabric surface. BMW says the Futurelight fabric allows “more venting than ever before” despite its impermeability. The camper concept was intended to show that the fabric could be used for things other than clothing, the automaker says.BMW Designworks has a bountiful back catalog of stylish and forward-looking design concepts. The company builds gorgeous electric-car chargers for Ionity, for instance, and has styled sleek-looking hydrogen filling stations for Shell. Designworks also worked with Virgin Hyperloop One to come up with a luxurious interior for the proposed windowless Hyperloop transportation capsule.
Jon Snow and Daenerys TargaryenGame of Thrones Official FacebookGame of Thrones season 8 is officially two days away from its official premiere but there are hundreds of fans who are still confused about Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s real relationship.There are over a billion fans of Game of Thrones and it won’t be wrong to say that roughly a million people will stream Game of Thrones season this Sunday. However, as per the recently obtained stats, there are hundreds of Google users who are searching for “How are Jon Snow and Daenerys related?”On Google trends, the number of searches for “How are Jon Snow and Daenerys related?” has increased by 500 percent and it proves that there are so many fans who have absolutely no idea what happened in Game of Thrones season 7 episode 10 titled “The Dragon and the Wolf.” Well, worry not. We will explain to you how Jon and Dany are related to each other.For starters, you have to understand that at the very beginning of the show, it was revealed that Jon Snow was the illegitimate son of Lord Ned Stark. He was loved by many except by Ned’s wife, Catelyn Stark. The young lad went on to join the Night’s Watch and eventually became the King in the North. Over the years, fans had several theories about his parentage and we were dead sure that Jon was not Ned’s son. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen real relationship Google trendsGoogle trend screengrabIn the very last episode of season 7, it was revealed that Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Rhaegar was Daenerys’ older brother, whereas, Lyanna was Ned’s younger sister.This makes Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen’s nephew. In simpler words, Jon and Dany are blood-related and they might be all right with it. As Game of Thrones’ showrunner recently revealed that Jon and Daenerys are a couple in season 8. So, it looks like the parentage won’t matter to Jon as he knows that he might not survive the fight with the Night King.”Jon and Dany are obviously together now… and they are together from the beginning.”Game of Thrones season 8 premieres this Sunday and if you are staying in India during this time, then you can check out here to see how you can watch all the episodes uncensored.
A two-day workshop titled ‘Shadaj se Nishad tak’ on musicology was held by the Cultural Archives on October 11–12 at Lecture hall of IGNCA’s new building complex in New Delhi.The workshop was conducted by an intern of the Cultural Archives, Sanjeevani Jain – who is presently studying her Masters on Musicology from the University of Amsterdam – to introduce the school children to the nuances of the basics of Hindustani classical music. The girl students of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya Magazine Road, New Delhi, who have had no formal training of music were invited to participate in the workshop. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs a part of the workshop, a basic knowledge of what is ‘Hindustani classical music’ and ‘the seven notes’ with their meanings and from where these swaras were derived was demonstrated through audio-visual mediums on the first day.Whereas, on the second day the students were shown to films ‘oral tradition of the vedas’ and ‘A chairy tale’ depicting the connection between music and various bhavas or emotions.The children were also given some notes to combine and compose different sargams or tunes.Despite being introduced for the first time the participants were quick to imbibe the subject and took a keen interest in the subject and also performed on both the days an activity pertaining to the workshop.Children were actively engaged and were enthusiastic about more such workshops. Certificates were distributed at the end of the session by Dr Ramesh C Gaur, Director (Lib and Inf.), Kala Nidhi Division.
5 min read November 21, 2011 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Given the growing mix of smartphones and tablets that do double-duty for business and personal use, these devices are among the most difficult company assets to manage and protect. When one of those tools goes missing, not only would the employee’s personal information be at risk, but company email, messages, video assets and — most worrisome — client contact information, company log-ins and access codes all could be potentially exposed.Small firms now find themselves having to keep tabs on a constantly-changing roster of employee-owned and managed devices. How should a small business track, manage and protect its smartphone inventory? One solution is to find a combination of software and gadgets that allows you to not only track company-affiliated mobile devices, but protect and manage the work information stored on those devices.Here are some problems to anticipate and steps to take to head them off:Lost phones. The first thing to do is to give employees the tools they need to make sure they can find their devices in case they go missing. One way to do that is to attach what amounts to a digital leash to company smartphones.Tulsa, Okla.-based ZOMM and Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Phone Halo are both devices that alert the user when they’re about to leave their smartphone behind. With ZOMM, the user carries a small sensor, say on a keychain. Phone Halo’s tag can be attached to keys, a wallet, purse or other items. Both sound an alarm when the user is parted from their phone.Related: Five Rules for ‘Bring Your Own Device’ TeamsCost can be a factor: ZOMM charges $90 for its device and Phone Halo runs $60. So, small companies will need to pick and choose which of their mobile tools are protected.Data leaks. Remote finding tools are nice, but it’s smart to add a second layer of protection that backs up the data on the devices, manages the identity on those devices and wipes data when the phone is lost.Here we liked Lookout Mobile Security. Based in San Francisco, this free-to-start app is available for both the Android and Apple smartphone platforms, but it also works with tablet computers like the iPad. Lookout lets users automatically back up and restore contacts in case a phone is lost. Lookout Premium — available only for Android for $3 per month or $30 per year — goes a step further by letting users lock a lost phone or wipe data from it if it is stolen or misplaced.Similar features are available for iPhones and iPads using Apple’s Find My Phone app, which is available for free in the iTunes store. The app uses Apple’s new iCloud to track the user’s device as well as manage data on it.We found RIM’s BlackBerry Management Center to be the category leader in terms of security among smartphone devices. The free service lets business users remotely manage multiple RIM devices from a single account. If a phone gets lost, users can lock it and display a message telling whoever finds the phone how it can be returned.Related: BlackBerry Management Center Reins in Smartphone ChaosUsers can also wipe the data from a lost or stolen phone and restore settings and content from a lost or broken phone onto a new one. Personal users can set permissions as to what the business administrator can and can’t do with their phone.All that said, be aware of unanticipated problems. Because you will likely be dealing with a variety of phones run by employees, let’s face it, there will be issues. Digital leashes like ZOMM are only as good as their carriers. If your employees don’t carry car keys or tend to misplace everything — including their phone and their phone leash — the system simply won’t work.The same goes for Lookout, which is limited in its ability to track multiple devices under one user account. Employees will also have to alert you quickly when they’ve misplaced their smartphone, which is a surprising hassle. Without a phone, how do they let you know the phone is gone?Related: How to Protect Your Business from Malware in Custom AppsAnd then there is the major headache that you are managing these systems from several touch points: Find My Phone works only through the user’s personal Apple ID. The BlackBerry Management Center needs its specific RIM interface. MyLookout has its own. So, depending on the size of your firm and the number of devices used, navigating the mash-up of platforms might be a headache.Bottom line, while there is no mobile security cure-all, with a reasonable effort, the investment in a multistep process to protect yourself and your employees against the worst headaches can be worth the time.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a 3D-printed all-optical deep learning architecture called Diffractive Deep Neural Network (D2NN). D2NN is a deep learning neural network physically formed by multiple layers of diffractive surfaces that work in collaboration to optically perform an arbitrary function. While the inference/prediction of the physical network is all-optical, the learning part that leads to its design is done through a computer. How does D2NN work? A computer-simulated design was created first, then the researchers with the help of a 3D printer created very thin polymer wafers. The uneven surface of the wafers helped diffract light coming from the object in different directions. The layers are composed of tens of thousands of artificial neurons or tiny pixels from which the light travels through. These layers together, form an “optical network” that shapes how incoming light travels through them. The network is able to identify an object because the light coming from the object is diffracted mostly toward a single pixel that is assigned to that type of object. The network was then trained using a computer to identify the objects in front of it by learning the pattern of diffracted light each object produced as the light from that object passes through the device. What are its advantages? Scalable: It can easily be scaled up using numerous high-throughput and large-area 3D fabrication methods, such as, soft-lithography, additive manufacturing, and wide-field optical components and detection systems. Easily reconfigurable: D2NN can be easily improved by additional 3D printed layers or replacing some of the existing layers with newly trained ones. Lightening speed: Once the device is trained, it works at the speed of light. Efficient: No energy is consumed to run the device. Cost-effective: The device can be reproduced for less than $50, making it very cost-effective. What are the areas it can be used in? Image analysis Feature detection Object classification Can also enable new microscope or camera designs that can perform unique imaging tasks This new AI device could find applications in the area of medical technologies, data intensive tasks, robotics, security, and or any application where image and video data are essential. Refer to UCLA’s official news article to know more in detail. Also, you can refer to this paper All-optical machine learning using diffractive deep neural Networks. Read Next OpenAI builds reinforcement learning based system giving robots human like dexterity Datasets and deep learning methodologies to extend image-based applications to videos AutoAugment: Google’s research initiative to improve deep learning performance
<< Previous PostNext Post >> SANTIAGO, CHILE — Imagine being married by none other than the Pope. No pressure, right?LATAM cabin crew managers Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriaga and Paula Podest Ruiz recently accompanied Pope Francis on his flight from Santiago to Iquique. The Holy See is currently on an official visit to Chile and Peru.The couple, who were married in a civil marriage ceremony back in 2010, had planned a church ceremony as well. But an earthquake that hit southern Chile in March 2010 ended up damaging their wedding venue, forcing them to postpone the marriage.Nearly eight years later and the couple finally got their wish. While on the papal flight, they approached Pope Francis to simply request a blessing, but the pontiff did one better and offered to perform the marriage ceremony onboard.“We always wanted to get married in the eyes of the church and it was something that was pending, but we never thought it would be the Pope that would do it. We have received the best possible wedding gift and we are very lucky,” said Ruiz. Share Posted by Travelweek Group LATAM cabin crew couple gets married onboard by the Pope Tags: LATAM Friday, January 19, 2018
SEATTLE — Holland America Line’s newest 2,666-guest Pinnacle-Class ship will have eight more staterooms than its sister ship, a redesigned Pinnacle Suite – the largest on the ship – as well as reconfigured Family Staterooms.Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam is set to debut in December 2018. While much of the ship’s design will be similar to sister ship Koningsdam, the first Pinnacle Class ship, Nieuw Statendam will have exclusive public spaces and its own style, says the cruise line. Meanwhile Nieuw Statendam will still offer all the stateroom innovations introduced on Koningsdam, including single-cruiser accommodations, as well as a wider range of suite configurations. “As with every new ship, we’ve listened to guest feedback and made our own assessments that have led to exciting changes to Nieuw Statendam that will enhance our stateroom experience across every category,” says Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford. Nieuw Statendam adds five more ocean-view and three more interior staterooms, bringing the total stateroom count to 1,339. More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe ship has 103 oceanview and 280 interior staterooms ranging from 225 to 266 square feet. The ship will also have 851 verandah or verandah spa accommodations, bringing the total staterooms that have a verandah, including suites, to 912.The 32 family oceanview staterooms range from 222 to 231 square feet and have been reconfigured for more living space. The family staterooms accommodate up to five passengers and have two bathrooms and extra closet space. The 12 single ocean-view staterooms for solo cruisers range from 127 to 172 square feet and are located on the forward main deck.Meanwhile the Pinnacle Suite is an expansive 1,290 square feet with a bedroom, living room, dining area, dressing room and private verandah with whirlpool. Nieuw Statendam’s Pinnacle Suite was reconfigured to offer an open-concept design with the living room and dining area in one large space. Forty-three Neptune Suites and two Neptune Spa Suites range from 465 to 855 square feet. Guests in these accommodations as well as the Pinnacle Suite have access to the exclusive Neptune Lounge with the personalized service of a concierge. More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe 14 Signature Suites are up to 400 square feet in size, and the 104 Vista Suites range from 260 to 356 square feet. Special amenities, include oversized bath towels, fresh flowers, a pillow menu, mini bar and one-touch phone concierge service.Spa Suites or Verandah Spa, Outside Spa or Inside Spa staterooms are located near the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, and come with yoga mats for use during the voyage and an iPod docking station. Friday, March 16, 2018 Posted by Share HAL’s Nieuw Statendam: more staterooms and an even bigger Pinnacle Suite Travelweek Group Tags: Holland America Line << Previous PostNext Post >>
Monday, June 24, 2019 SANTO DOMINGO — The D.R.’s tourism minister has weighed in on the deaths of eight U.S. tourists in the D.R. this year, saying the deaths are not part of a mysterious wave of fatalities but a medically and statistically normal phenomenon that has been lumped together by the U.S. media.Autopsies show the tourists died of natural causes, Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia told reporters. He said five of the autopsies are complete, and three are undergoing further toxicological analysis with the help from the FBI because of the circumstances of the deaths.With some 3.2 million U.S. tourists visiting the D.R. last year, he said, it’s not unusual for eight people to die while on vacation over any six-month period. Dominican officials say they are confident the three deaths still under investigation were also from natural causes.“We want the truth to prevail,” Garcia said. “There is nothing to hide here.”More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaThe Dominican government has been criticized for not being more forthcoming about the details of the death investigations.They “probably have some indication of what it could be or what it might not be,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious diseases and critical care doctor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. But officials have been “very opaque” about their findings.“The longer they keep everybody in suspense, the worst it’s going to be for the Dominican Republic, especially when they’re so dependent on tourism. Because the longer this goes on unexplained, the longer people are going to be leery of going there,” Adalja said.Garcia said the number of U.S. tourist deaths in the D.R. dropped 56% from 2016 to 2018, although he did not provide further numbers or details. The U.S. State Department also discounted the idea of a surge of tourist deaths, saying the agency had not seen an uptick in the number of U.S. citizen who died there.More news: Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoGarcia showed reporters a summary of pathologists’ findings in each death but declined to share the autopsy reports, saying they are not public records and that only the families could authorize their release.In response to public concerns, authorities are increasing internal security measures at hotels as well as increased control over food and beverages, but only as a preventive measure, Garcia said.“We’re very sorry for the families’ grief,” he said. But “there is no wave of mysterious deaths.’Meanwhile CNN reports that at Hard Rock Resort Punta Cana, where two of the deaths took place, liquor dispensers are being removed from guest room mini-bars. At least one of the deaths in the D.R. occurred after a guest had a drink from the mini-bar. Share By: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Minister says 8 tourism deaths in D.R. not unusual Tags: Dominican Republic