Due to the municipal elections, the Guru Nanak Dev University has postponed the annual and semester theory examinations of as teaching staff will be occupied in the election duties.The semester theory examination that was scheduled to be held on December 8, 9 and 16 will now be held on January 8, 9 and January 11, 2018, respectively.However, the time and exam centre will remain same according to the reports.Students appearing in examinations under the credit-based evaluation system will have to contact their respective head of department/coordinator/principal for new dates of the examinations.The notification came out yesterday on the official website of the university stating the exam has been postponed due to elections.About the university:Guru Nanak Dev University was established at Amritsar on November 24, 1969 to mark the 500th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev JiThe University is successfully catering to 20,000 students in various faculties at University Campuses and Constituent CollegesGuru Nanak Dev University is the first university of the region which introduced on-line admissions to its courses, on-line counselling for State Level Admissions and Credit Based Evaluation SystemThe University has risen to 16th rank in the top 50 universities of the country, as per a recent survey conducted by India Today and has achieved the 11th position out of 500 universities in science publications.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at email@example.com
NEW YORK — Terry Collins was watching another masterful pitching performance by shaggy-haired rookie Jacob deGrom when David Wright returned to the New York dugout with the news that his season was over because of a shoulder injury.The Mets manager had little time to think about the ramifications of losing his star third baseman, not with his team suddenly on the fringe of the National League playoff race.DeGrom pitched three-hit ball for eight dominant innings, and New York held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sept. 9 for its sixth win in seven games.“At the moment I was trying to win a baseball game,” Collins said. “There’s a lot of discussions that are going to have to take place here to decide where we need to head.”Jeurys Familia got Wilin Rosario to ground out with the bases loaded in the ninth for his fifth save, helping the Mets move five games under .500 (70-75). They are just 5 1-2 games behind Pittsburgh for the second NL wild card with three teams in front of them.“Just a really good team win right there,” said All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, who went 1-for-3 in his return from the disabled list. “A little bit of a sour taste in your mouth with what’s going on with David.”Wright has been playing with a sore shoulder since mid-June. The pain became more severe Monday night and he had an MRI Sept. 9, missing the game. The seven-time All-Star will be shut down for the rest of the season and begin a six-week rehabilitation program after a period of rest.“It’s disappointing,” Wright said. “But I think for me personally, making sure I end this year as healthy as can be and then do what I can, starting with this rehab program, to ensure that I will be as close to 100 percent for spring training is the goal.”Juan Lagares had an RBI single, and Curtis Granderson added an RBI double off Christian Bergman (2-3) one night after he hit a tying triple in the ninth inning of the series-opening win.In his 20th career start, deGrom (8-6) didn’t allow a baserunner after Nolan Arenado’s one-out double in the fourth — retiring his final 14 batters. He struck out nine and walked none.“I felt like I was getting stronger as the game went on,” deGrom said. “That’s a great feeling because it’s my first time I’m pitching this late into a year.”Over his last 10 starts, deGrom is 7-1 with a 1.60 ERA. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in 22 straight innings.Matt den Dekker’s double with one out in the fifth gave the Mets their first runner in scoring position against Bergman, and they came through. After deGrom grounded out, Lagares had an RBI single.Den Dekker was later hit by a pitch in the hand. X-Rays were negative.Bergman yielded six hits and two runs in six innings in his seventh major league start. He didn’t walk a batter for his second consecutive outing.“Bergy did another nice job,” Rockies Manager Walt Weiss said. “He’s been one of those guys who’ve come up and been a bright spot for us — he competes pretty well.”(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Continue Reading Previous Sensirion: wearable drug delivery IoT platform with integrated liquid flow sensorNext ept: 16 Gbps Colibri high-speed connectors now available Aegis Software announces that its FactoryLogix MES platform is integrated with Omron Inspection Systems’ complete suite of award-winning SPI (Solder Paste Inspection) and AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) systems. This integration will provide Omron’s customers with improved quality control and an enhanced, automated method for identifying and collecting manufacturing defect data during inspections.When used in conjunction with the rich CAD environment, enabled by FactoryLogix, the robust output data from Omron’s AOI and SPI machines facilitates a digital view of the collected defect data that extends down to the pin level. Traditional methods of identifying defects, such as manual, paper-based reports, are no longer necessary.Data collected from Omron is recorded automatically into the FactoryLogix database providing a single source device history of the product for instantaneous reporting without the need to manually export the raw data to an external source. Based on the collected pass and fail data, FactoryLogix can intelligently reroute the product to the appropriate reroute path. This increased efficiency and adaptability in production saves both time and money for manufacturers.FactoryLogix is a holistic and modular platform which delivers leading-edge technology with easily configurable modules to support and execute a discrete manufacturer’s strategy towards Industry 4.0. FactoryLogix manages the entire manufacturing lifecycle: from product launch to material logistics, through manufacturing execution and quality management, to powerful analytics and real-time dashboards. This end-to-end platform is helping companies accelerate product introductions, streamline processes, improve quality and traceability, reduce costs and gain greater visibility for competitive advantage and profitability.FactoryLogix solution areas include: Digital Manufacturing Engineering (DME); Manufacturing Process Execution; Returns, Repairs, Rework, Overhaul (RMA/MRO); Lean Materials Management; Adaptive Planning; Quality Management Solution (QMS); Regulatory & Customer Compliance; Manufacturing Intelligence; Active Rules Engine; Connectivity (IIoT & Business Systems).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
THE DAKOTA COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS A BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM A HOME THAT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE THURSDAY MORNING NEAR DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA.FIREFIGHTERS FOUND SMOKE AND FLAMES COMING FROM THE HOME WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE 1900 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 77.THE HOME OWNER, WHO WAS IN ARIZONA, REPORTED THERE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE NO ONE IN THE HOUSE, BUT DURING THE COURSE OF FIGHTING THE FIRE THE DAKOTA CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT LOCATED A BODY IN THE HOME.THE BODY OF THE MALE VICTIM, BELIEVED TO BE NATIVE AMERICAN, WAS TRANSPORTED TO SIOUX CITY WHERE AN AUTOPSY DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS SMOKE INHALATION.FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED.THE DAKOTA COUNTY SHERIFF IS CONTINUING THE INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE IDENTIFICATION OF THIS VICTIM.PHOTO COURTESY KMEG/KPTH
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State put some points up and a beating on South Alabama in Mobile last Friday night. There were several reel-worthy highlights but we’ve narrowed down our four favorite and are going to give you a chance to vote for the best.The top play each week — as decided by you — will make it to a pre-bowl playoff where you will then be able to help decide the best play of the year.Let’s get into it. Be sure to vote at the tweet linked below.Rudolph-to-Washington for 66 and 6AdChoices广告This might be the most routine 66-yard touchdown ever, which is what makes it so impressive. These two have connected for a ton of long plays over their four seasons together and took up where they left off from Week 1 with a 77-yard score. This 66-yard TD makes 13 receiving plays of 50 yards or more during Washington’s time at OSU and he currently leads all FBS receivers with a career average of 19.8 yards per reception.Darrion Daniels’ tip and Justin Phillips takes advantageDarrion Daniels needs to have a breakout year for Oklahoma State in 2017 and he showed off some of the skills and physicality that make that a possibility in this play. He beats starting left guard Harrison Louden, the 6-3, 295-pound sophomore, and has the wherewithal to rush the QB and get a hand up which makes this score possible. Kudos to Trey Carter for making the effort. More kudos to Justin Phillips for taking advantage but the helmet sticker goes to Daniels on this one.DQ BlizzardDeQuinton Osborne had a nice game in Mobile. There was this sack and tackle for loss but later had the play where he planted the petunia as well. If Oklahoma State is going to reach its goals, I think DQ will big a big reason why.J.D. King Breaks LooseThere weren’t a ton of rushing highlights in this game, especially early. But freshman J.D. King did take advantage of nice running lane for this game-leading 31-yard rush. Nothing super pretty or complicated. Just take the shortest path from A to B, a straight diagonal line. Bonus points to Chris Lacy for doing Chris Lacy things with that block on the perimeter.Hit Play ▶️ Vote for the top #okstate play from last Friday. https://t.co/sVGcLGOHPM— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 12, 2017
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: A UCF Knights helmet sits on the field after the UCF Knights defeated the Baylor Bears 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)UCF isn’t afraid to play any team. The Knights tend to be at their best when they’re on the biggest stage. They already proved it earlier this season when they dominated the Stanford Cardinal.Now, the Knights have scheduled a home-and-home series against an exciting Group of Five opponent.UCF and Boise State will play in 2021 and 2023. The first game of the series will be played in Orlando with the following in Boise.Here’s the official announcement: 🐴 ⚔️2021 – Orlando 🏝️2023 – Boise 🔵🔗 https://t.co/EVP7YFTHhn#BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/EpmSo9DgOJ— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) September 24, 2019Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey made the official announcement on Tuesday morning.“We are excited to have this series on the schedule, and thrilled to be able to bring our fans another marquee game on The Blue,” Apsey said, via broncosports.com. “I believe this is a match-up that college football fans throughout the country want to see, and one that our student-athletes will be excited to play.”The two teams will get a chance to prove which is the better Group of Five team. The Boise State Broncos play in the Mountain West Conference. UCF plays in the American Athletic Conference.It’s safe to say this series will feature some of the better games of the 2021 and 2023 seasons. These games will be must-see TV.Who else is excited for this matchup?
FOR BROADCAST USE Parents recovering from addiction will get help strengthening their relationships with their children, thanks to a mental health grant from the province. MLA David Wilton, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine, today (October 6th) announced a forty-five thousand and two hundred dollar grant to Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia for its Connect Parent Program. The Connect Parent Program is targeted to helping parents who are recovering from opiate use. The province will award more than six-hundred thousand dollars worth of community mental health and addictions grants this year. -30- Parents recovering from addiction will get help strengthening their relationships with their children, thanks to a mental health grant from the province. MLA David Wilton, on behalf of Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness, announced the $45,200 grant to Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia for its Connect Parent Program today, Oct. 6. “Mental illness and addiction can have a profound impact on families,” said Mr. Wilton. “Children whose parents struggle with addiction are at much greater risk of emotional and behavioural issues. This grant will provide early intervention to these families, helping parents who are recovering from opiate use rebuild their relationship with their children.” The Connect Parent Program is a 10-week program with one-hour weekly group sessions, based on proven psychological techniques. This funding will be targeted to helping parents who are recovering from opiate use. “Our program helps parents develop the skills to identify, understand and respond to their children’s needs, and build a strong and secure relationship,” said Nancy MacDonald, executive director, Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia. “We’re helping parents build on their strengths.” Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that has been providing supports across Eastern Nova Scotia since 1969. They offer a wide-variety of services including counselling, workshops, drop-in programs and camps for youth, mentoring, and a men’s health centre. This grant is part of a series of community mental health and addictions grants to be awarded over the coming weeks. In total, the province will award more than $600,000 worth of community mental health and addictions grants this year. All grants were awarded for specific projects for a one-year period. Grants greater than $30,000 were evaluated by independent peer reviewers then by an independent review board.
MONTREAL — Cranes crowd the Montreal skyline these days as a strong economy and political stability are fuelling a construction frenzy throughout the downtown core and beyond.Although tame by Toronto and Vancouver standards, developers in Canada’s second-largest city are investing billions of dollars in new condominium and office complexes, along with retrofitting older buildings.“Since 1976, this is one of the greatest times,” Mayor Denis Coderre said, referring to the year when the election of the separatist Parti Quebecois prompted an exodus of residents and businesses.“There is right now 150 cranes representing $25 billion of investment in Montreal,” he said at the official launch of the second phase of the YUL twin tower and townhouse project that is sponsored by Chinese investors.Project developer Kheng Ly of Brivia Group Real Estate, who has partnered with China’s Tianco Group, said relatively low condo prices and the lack of a foreign buyers tax make Montreal an attractive place to invest.Ly, who arrived in Canada 29 years ago, said the downtown landscape has changed significantly in the past five years. The recent addition of direct flights between China and Montreal have attracted Asian investors who comprise 35 to 40 per cent of condo owners at the project’s first phase, he said.Further evidence of the city’s construction boom can be seen along a short stretch to the Bell Centre where towers surrounding the home of the Habs are a symbol of the change that has been sweeping over the city.A 55-storey glass building that will carry the famed Montreal Canadiens red and white logo has been launched after two previous towers featuring special access to the hockey complex were quickly sold out.The project is part of a large development of residential and office buildings planned by Cadillac Fairview and its partner Canderel for Quad Windsor, an area near the historic rail station.The association with one of sports’ most storied franchises is modelled after Toronto’s Maple Leaf Square and similar approaches in Los Angeles, Dallas and Edmonton.Montreal trails Toronto and Vancouver in condominium developments partly because of the city’s historic preference for rentals.“So there’s a bit of catch up,” said Brian Salpeter, Cadillac Fairview senior vice-president of development, Eastern Canada.Low interest rates, higher disposable income and municipal incentives have made home ownership more affordable and fuelled purchases, said Raphael Fischler, a professor at the McGill University School of Urban Planning.Since many of the large residential projects are built on empty lots or in old industrial locations, there is little immediate impact on affordable housing. However, he said it has caused an upward pressure on rents.Daniel Peritz of Canderel said outsiders are finally seeing the city’s potential.“It’s very nice because for so many years we didn’t have that situation. We have it now and the rest of the country is recognizing it,” he said.Royal LePage realtor Amy Assaad said that the last couple of years have been particularly strong.Demand is hottest for condos priced between $300,000 and $400,000 along with high-end units, she said.Assaad said she’s seeing more foreign buyers from Europe, China and the Middle East. In addition to good pricing, they are attracted to the city’s great university system, strong transit network and a sense of security.“Everything is on our side right now,” she said in an interview.However, Prof. Fischler said there is a concern that too many condos are being built, increasing the inventory of unsold units.“People entering the market to build now have to be careful,” he said.In addition to downtown, other thriving areas are Griffintown in the city’s old industrial area near the Lachine Canal and pockets of neighbourhoods that are undergoing gentrification.For developers like Quebec pension fund manager Ivanhoe Cambridge’s real estate subsidiary, the current environment is the strongest it has seen in a quarter century.Office vacancy rates have been declining as spaces are filled at the highest level in five years and net rental prices are on an upswing, said Bernard Poliquin, senior vice-president office in Quebec.Ivanhoe is officially opening its 27-floor downtown office tower next month, which will house Manulife and Ernst & Young.“Others like me who have been in the market for 20 to 30 years are saying the same thing: We haven’t lived this in our careers.”
The police removed the petrol bottle and the authorities together with several Parliamentarians escorted the MP to the chamber.The MP had threatened to self-immolate if the Government failed to increase the salaries of plantation workers through the 2016 budget. (Colombo Gazette) An attempt made by United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Vadivel Suresh to set himself on fire was blocked by Parliament police.The Parliamentarian was stopped at the entrance to Parliament by the Parliament police when he was seen taking a bottle of petrol inside.
Areva has signed a unique integrated fuel and related services contract with Xcel Energy in the USA to supply the Monticello nuclear power plant in Minnesota. The contract covers uranium, conversion, enrichment, fuel design and fabrication, and related engineering services. It is the first of a kind awarded by a nuclear utility to a fuel supplier in the country in several decades. Under the agreement, Areva will provide six fuel reloads which correponds to a decade of fuel supply, with deliveries beginning in 2015. The contract includes transition of the Monticello plant to use Areva’s innovative AtriumTM 10XM boiling water reactor fuel. This will be the first time that Xcel Energy will use Areva fuel in its plants.Luc Oursel, CEO, said: “Areva is very pleased with the trust placed in us by Xcel Energy. This new success was made possible thanks to our integrated business model that draws on a broad portfolio of products and services tailored to meet our customers’ needs.”Dennis Koehl, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer for Xcel Energy, said the utility looks forward to working with Areva. “This contract represents the start of a productive working relationship, one we believe will benefit our customers by controlling fuel costs,” Koehl said.Xcel Energy is a major US utility operating in eight Midwestern and Western states, with a total generation capacity of 16,000 MW.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Non-banking blue chips turned their backs on the turmoil that continued to rock local lenders on Monday, although the significant gains recorded by the benchmark came on a day with very low turnover.The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 811.78 points, adding 2.68 percent to Friday’s 790.59 points. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 index expanded 2.06 percent to end at 257.75 points.Banks declined 0.40 percent, as Eurobank slumped 4.12 percent. Marfin Investment Group’s decision to go ahead with a 300-million-euro share capital increase sent its stock soaring 17.18 percent.Energy stocks also fared well, as Mytilineos grew 9.03 percent and PPC climbed 9.01 percent.In total 59 stocks enjoyed gains, 37 recorded losses and 25 stayed put.Turnover amounted to 53.3 million euros, down from Friday’s 97.6 million, although this could be explained by the US holiday.Source: Kathimerini
Today, Dell is selling the 500GB PS4 with Call of Duty: Black Ops III for $349.99 alongside a $100 eGift card and free shipping to sweeten the deal. If you want an easy and affordable way to play this generation’s best games, the PS4 is definitely a worthwhile investment.Buy a 500GB Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 bundle for $349.99, and get a $100 Dell eGift card The PS4 is focused on games first and foremost, so it’s pretty neat that you can start with Black Ops III right out of the gate. And with your $100 bonus gift card, you can grab yourself some extra games. You can get BioWare’s epic RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition for $16.99, experience the B-movie-inspired Until Dawn for $19.99, and snag the newly released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for $59.99.And once you’ve gotten your fill on your first batch of games, you can check out some of the excellent free-to-play titles on PSN. MMORPGs like Neverwinter and DC Universe Online offer hundreds of hours of entertainment, shooters like Hawken and Blacklight: Retrobution are jam-packed with exciting competitive moments, and games like Hustle Kings and The Pinball Arcade deliver excellent simulations of real-world games.Beyond games, there’s plenty of additional functionality that makes the PS4 easy to love. Not only can it play Blu-rays, but streaming movies from Netflix and Amazon is a breeze. Want to watch TV? PlayStation Vue lets you watch your favorite TV shows without having a separate cable subscription. And if you just want to enjoy your local media library, the Plex app is awesome. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.For more great gaming deals, head over to TechBargains.
The Costa Rican goalkeeper will be terrified of the way things have started this season with Real MadridKeylor Navas must be terrified of how things have started for him this season.First of all, Real Madrid signed Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, which of course puts his job with Los Merengues in jeopardy.Then he received four goals against Atletico Madrid during yesterday’s UEFA Super Cup match, marking the start of the 2018-2019 season for Los Blancos.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The Costa Rican goalkeeper didn’t receive four goals since November 21st, 2015, when he and Real Madrid faced Barcelona.That night at Santiago Bernabeu his team lost 4-0 against the Blaugrana.Navas was lucky that Courtois was not registered for the European match on Wednesday, and was able to give a regular performance.But if things continue, the Costa Rican might not be under the goal when his team plays Getafe CF on Sunday.
Governor Bill Walker signs HB 141 at Bethel’s Yuut Elitnaurviat surrounded by high school students from the Kuskokwim Learning Academy on August 29, 2017. (Dean Swope / KYUK)Alaskans across the state will continue developing technical skills, like welding and dental therapy, with the signing of House Bill 141. On Tuesday in Bethel, local high school students surrounded Governor Bill Walker as he penned the legislation into law at the YK Delta’s workforce development center, Yuut Elitnaurviat.Governor Walker handed out about a dozen of the blue pens used to sign the bill to students from the Kuskokwim Learning Academy. The high school gave him a present in return.A purple and gold KLA T-shirt and water bottle.Many of these students are already benefiting from this legislation and entering technical programs that meet the job needs of local organizations.The bill reauthorizes the Technical Vocational Education Program for another three years, putting nearly $12 million towards technical job training. Over $1 million of that will go to Yuut Elitnaurviat in Bethel. Dennis Dishion is Yuut’s Executive Director.“We do dental health aide training, nursing programs, commercial drivers license training,” Dishion said. “Welding training, construction, carpentry, electrical, plumbing.”Yuut is receiving about 10 percent less funding than in past years. To cover the difference, the center is cutting costs. It has put fuel services out for bid and has been merging barge orders. Dishion said there will be no decrease in classes available or staff.“We’re trying to have no effect in the end-delivery service,” Dishion said.In fact, the center has twice as many students, about 350, signed up for technical training than ever before. Much of that is made possible by partner agencies like the Lower Kuskokwim School District and the Association of Village Council Presidents, who recruit workers and sponsor training to fill their job needs, like mechanics.What Yuut Elitnaurviat provides to the YK Delta, the Norton Sound region receives from the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center.“Also known as NACTEC, in Nome,” Director Doug Walrath said.One of the most immediate impacts Walrath has seen from the program is rising high school graduation rates. Less than a decade ago, that rate was about 30 percent.“As more and more students have gotten exposed to it, our graduation rates climbed in the 40, 50, 60, 70, as high as 84 percent,” Walrath said.The University of Alaska system receives most of the bill’s funding. Mary Pete directs Bethel’s Kuskokwim University Campus. Part of the money will train CNAs, certified nurse assistants, for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.“We can’t seem to produce enough CNAs for them,” Pete said. “They get hired, and some leave the region.”To work at other health centers or move on to nurse training programs.Representative Zach Fansler of Bethel sponsored the bill. It aligns with the Innovation Caucus that he co-chairs and helped found this session.To end the signing, Fansler, along with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and multiple Commissioners – after much prodding from teachers – joined the high school students in a Yup’ik moose hunting dance.It took four rounds, but they finally shot the moose, just as the season is beginning.
Technology researchers are working on something big: a device that combines a digital screen and camera to analyze your physical characteristics and play back personalized advertisements. It isn’t ready for market yet; but, when it finally is, it could revolutionize the way businesses reach out to their consumers.Here’s how it would work. When shoppers pause in front of a monitor, a computer reads their sex, age, race and expression to gauge interest levels, and then decides the best commercial to play. If the person turns or looks away, the device attempts to draw attention back to the screen–perhaps the music will suddenly crescendo–and the customer will see a different product the computer thinks may be of interest based on the information gleaned earlier.Spearheading the project, called “Targeted Advertising Based on Audience Natural Response,” or TABANAR (thankfully) for short, is NICTA, an information and communication technology center established by the Australian government. According to Glenn Downey, NICTA’s commercialization manager, progress depends on how quickly researchers can develop sophisticated ways to identify emotional cues from facial expressions. She says a breakthrough would represent a transition from dynamic to responsive technologies. “Next generation technology will react to interest levels and shift content accordingly.”What’s Available Now?TABANAR is a work-in-progress, but there are existing technologies that businesses use to get a read on what customers are thinking.For example, mining video for customer data is gaining popularity. Rajeev Sharma, founder of Pennsylvania-based VideoMining Corporation, created the company in 2000 to meet demand for retail intelligence revealed through image recognition software. In VideoMining’s client stores, feeds from security cameras are sent to a main computer, which extrapolates information on everything from what products people are looking at to how long they stand in front of a particular display.The business applications are clear. “The store design and merchandising would be fairly critical for all business owners, and there’s a growing interest in video mining because everyone is trying to compete, small or big, and trying to differentiate their stores,” Sharma says. With this kind of feedback, store owners can assess the effectiveness of a display and alter the design of the store to maximize sales.In one grocery store, Sharma recalls, they discovered there were too many product types in the juice section. “Ten percent of shoppers spent 90 seconds in front of the display before leaving without buying anything. We pinpointed that people must be overwhelmed by products. They responded by reducing the number and organizing it better. It worked.”Right now, VideoMining’s clients are mainly large chains and consumer brand companies, but, Sharma says, any business with a storefront can benefit from a better understanding of consumer shopping behavior. And services are more affordable than you might think, given that the biggest cost is usually outfitting the hardware.The company is also beginning to offer clients real-time measurements on an analytics website. “Just like an online business gets immediate feedback on the number of hits, we can do the same with different displays in a bricks-and-mortar store,” Sharma says. “This way, retailers can change displays quickly and experiment to find out what works best for their individual needs.”Merchandising firm YCD Multimedia is rolling out a digital media platform featuring video screens that play advertisements related to what people put in their shopping carts at points of sale. For instance, at the cash register at Aroma Espresso Bar (one of YCD’s clients), a woman buying a coffee might see a commercial for a scone on the monitor.CEO Barry Salzman believes the retail environment of the future will integrate the ability to measure which promotions are working and which ones aren’t with the ability to act upon this information immediately. YCD’s platform allows retailers to cheaply measure, in real time, the performance of marketing campaigns and concept testing. This, he says, unlocks a realm of possibilities for retailers to try things depending on time of day and location. “Our clients can log onto our analytics website and see that promotion X got put up in a particular aisle at noon, and at 12:15, what’s happening at the cash register.”Salzman adds that the initial capital investment that scares people away saves them money–and increases sales–in the end. “Once you get the system in place, you push a button and get everything at a minimal cost,” he says. “It will replace the waste of shipping and having to change posters and other static materials that may be outdated by the time you get relevant sales data.”A Look InsideWhile Sharma and Salzman are decoding consumer behavior by observation, neuromarketing expert Martin Lindstrom is doing so by reading shoppers’ minds–literally.In his book Buyology, Lindstrom describes the findings of a three-year, $7 million study that examined subconscious shopping behavior using brain-mapping techniques. “We know that 85 percent of every purchasing decision . . . is made in the unconscious part of the brain,” he says. “Now we can access this using fMRI and EEG scans [of the brain].” One aspect of his research measured how different regions in the brain reacted (or didn’t) to certain advertising-related stimuli, including sound, smells and visuals.Turns out, the sense of sound makes the biggest emotional impact, followed by smell and then sight. “If you expose people to sound, all five sensory regions are activated, which means that sound has much more influence on our mood, on our choice of brands and our emotional engagement than visuals.”These findings have several practical applications. First, Lindstrom says, companies should leverage the internet’s sound capabilities. Less than one percent of business home pages use sound. He suggests that even something simple–like a short tune when a credit card is processing, or an introductory theme at log-on–works to get people into a certain mindset when thinking about a brand.It’s also important to make sure advertisements are placed in the right context. “If you’re watching or listening to a dramatic, fast-paced program, a commercial break featuring Dove beauty soap will be forgotten,” Lindstrom says. “If the brain can’t figure out how it fits with the storyline, it will literally delete it.” So even if you’re using a great advertising medium, an ad appearing at the wrong moment negates all the benefits.Another interesting discovery was that people subconsciously purchase more expensive brands when others are around. “If they’re totally alone, people are more likely to buy generics,” Lindstrom says, adding that designing a more open space with lower aisles can also deter theft.Now we know that store design can influence what people buy, he says. And as brain-scanning technologies become increasingly portable, with studies done in real shopping environments, the results will yield further insights.Reading AheadGiven the trajectory, Guy Hagen, president of technology consulting firm Innovation Insight, reflects that as these technologies are refined, the pool from which to extract market intelligence will grow enormously. “The demographic data we can get right now is important, but if we could access data on expressions and attitudes, that takes things to the next level,” he says, which could open up all consumer-generated video and photographic footage to piece together a larger picture. “We would have richer information, and more of it.”And although privacy issues will certainly arise, Hagen thinks that is also part of the natural process. “Research has shown that in general, people will put up with privacy invasions if they get enough benefits from it.”One thing, however, is clear: With next-generation advertising technology, you may not be able to read your customers’ minds, but you can get pretty close. 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The government has a comprehensive strategy to address and eliminate risks to flight safety in the Nicosia flight information region (FIR), stemming from Turkey’s continuous illegal actions, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Friday.Speaking on the sidelines of a flight safety seminar organised by the Mediterranean Flight Safety Foundation and the European Association of Aviation Training Organsiations, the spokesman said measures have been put in place in response to developments in the region.Prodromou stressed that so far air traffic in the region of Cyprus has not been disrupted and expressed hope that this would continue to be so. The spokesman said that what was happening in the region of Cyprus was certainly a cause for concern.“We are talking about war operations and possible military operations. But of course, there is monitoring and the necessary precautionary measures for the safe continuation of flights are in place,” he noted.In a speech he delivered during the seminar on behalf of President Nicos Anastasiades, he referred to the dangers in air safety, resulting from Turkey’s refusal to cooperate with Cyprus’ air traffic control authorities, contrary to the relevant provisions of the ICAO Convention.“We shall continue to make every effort in that respect and we expect the international community and all those involved in aviation to do likewise in a practical and effective manner. Nobody is entitled to simply allow the present situation to continue. The fact that no accidents have happened so far should not lead to complacency,” he added.Prodromou also highlighted the dangers arising from the operation of the illegal airport and the air traffic control centre in Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied areas.The Spokesman referred to the centre’s interference with flights inside the Nicosia FIR and to Turkish air force flights without any coordination with the aviation authorities of the Republic.“Regrettably, these illegal actions of Turkey create serious dangers to the safety of millions of passengers (the majority of them European), who travel on flights using the Nicosia FIR.” You May LikeHealth & Human ResearchPut Garlic Under Your Pillow and See What Will HappenHealth & Human ResearchUndoEchobeatWhy Are These New Earphones Selling Out So Fast In California?EchobeatUndoHealthZapHe Donated His 80-Year-Old Monkey Toy To A Museum And Met His Long-Lost CousinHealthZapUndo Urgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’UndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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sake of the 25 dogs she tended to at her house The woman Sunitha who was stranded in her flooded house had refused to leave with rescuers without her dogs She had left the house only after the animals were placed in the safe hands of Humane Society International (HSI) Rescue personnel carry animals and elderly people to safety from floodwaters in Kerala’s Thrissur districtAFP Shaju Ambarayil a farmer from Madakkunnu in Wayanad district remained helpless when the over 70 pigs he reared in a farm near his house were swept away by the floodwaters He could not save the animals his only means of livelihood as he had to safeguard the lives of the six members of his family including his aged parents The floodwaters washed away thousands of animals including livestock while landslides in the hilly regions of Kerala killed many more Animal lovers who embarked on a rescue operation since the floodwaters receded on Sunday saw bodies of hundreds of animals strewn all around many places Kerala 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domesticated animals We are trying to identify them and hand the animals over to them But there are no takers for the street dogs We are planning to take them to Cherthala which is 40 kilometres from Alappuzha" Karthikeyan said He added that they were also short of medicines to treat the rescued animals If the animals are left untreated they can also cause infections in human beings and trigger several diseases To prevent this Karthikeyan said they were in touch with animal husbandry officials to procure the required medicines SAK coordinator Sreedevi said the biggest problem was finding a suitable place to accommodate the rescued animals but a few people had offered their homes to provide temporary shelter to the animals "We have opened three such centres in Ernakulam Perumbavoor and Thrissur but transporting the animals to these places has been tough as the roads are still blocked in many places" Sreedevi said She added that a shortage in animal meals and fodder was also asignificantproblem "All cattle grazing areas are underwater We have opened a collection centre in the state capital where people can drop meals for the animals We hope many come forward to support them considering the gravity of the situation" Sreedevi said HSI has also deployed a team to the affected areas A six-member team of experts is now in Malappuram scouting for stranded animals So far it has found several who perished in landslides and floods "Kerala is at a standstill right now with many areas experiencing total devastation Our team is encountering many animals who perished However we are still finding abandoned dogs and were recently able to rescue 13 dogs and a tiny kitten we found trembling as the floods raged around him" HSI said in a statement The animal rescue organisation said many animals have perished in the disaster and that it is working with the Kerala government and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to locate and rescue dogs cats and other animals left behind after their owners were evacuated to safer places NDRF personnel have also been trying to save the animals they marooned in the floods while rescuing people A team had to struggle for six hours to rescue a pack of dogs stranded in an island in Idukki Moreover theveterinary director said there was urgent need to remove the bodies of the animals as they could cause diarrhoea and leptospirosis He said a team of doctors has been deployed to disinfect the animals Sasi added that the maximum animal casualties was in the districts of Idukki and Wayanad which witnessed landslides along with floods He said the department was paying special attention in these districts as they are major dairy farming centres of Kerala? 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