Swans bring the changes

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Paddocks of promise

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Heat kills poor, sick, elderly

first_img 80 percent were over age 50; 46 percent lived alone, and; Most had other medical conditions like heart problems, respiratory disease, psychological or substance abuse problems. But while children were generally thought to be vulnerable to heat, only one person under 20 died in California’s heat wave: a child who had cerebral palsy that likely contributed to his death, Reilly said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Last summer’s stifling heat wave killed many of its 140 victims without warning, often just hours after worried relatives or friends had checked on their well-being, according to a state report released Friday. Most of the victims of the July heat wave were poor, sick, elderly – or a combination of all three, according to a state Department of Health Services analysis provided to The Associated Press. But a disturbing number of the dead had air conditioning or other ways to cool themselves and simply chose not to do so, the review found. Periodic checks on the state’s most vulnerable residents were not enough to save them, the department found in its review of 140 of the 143 deaths that county coroners and public health officials attributed to the record temperatures. “For a majority of these people, they had been seen by their social contacts that day,” said Dr. Kevin Reilly, the department’s deputy director for prevention services. “You just can’t see somebody that morning and assume that they’re OK. “Err on the side of caution. Go over and turn on that air conditioning, or say, `Mom, let’s go shopping.’ Something to break that relentless heat,” Reilly said in an interview. “In a lot of cases, we found that people weren’t doing the simple things: drawing a bath or taking a shower, or going to cooling centers. There is some finding that getting a break from the heat really helped reduce the deaths.” The findings will help drive public education efforts as temperatures soar again this summer, Reilly said. But it was the abnormally sustained high temperatures and the absence of cooling night breezes that helped kill an unusually high number of people as the heat wave stretched from July 15 to Aug. 1 without relief, the state’s analysis found. Many of the victims fit the profile of heat waves in other states and nations: 90 percent lived in poor regions of the state; last_img

‘Mandela magic’ at South Africa’s box office

first_img4 December 2013Following on its record opening day last Thursday, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom emerged as the highest-grossing film in South Africa this past weekend, earning R4 431 228, outgrossing the comedy Schuks! Your Country Needs You, which earned R3 635 876.It also outgrossed the opening weekend box office of some of the biggest studio films of the year, including Hunger Games – Catching Fire, World War Z, The Wolverine and Hangover 3.According to film group Videovision Entertainment, the movie has been playing to packed, diverse audiences from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to Gateway in Durban, The Zone in Rosebank, Sterland in Pretoria and the Mall of the North in Polokwane, all of which were among the best-performing cinemas in the country over the weekend.“I am extremely pleased with the audience reaction,” producer Anant Singh said in a statement on Tuesday. “I visited a few cinemas over the weekend and experienced the emotional response to the film, with audiences leaving the cinemas completely satisfied. For me as a filmmaker, this is really fulfilling.”The film also opened in the United States on Friday, with exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles, earning an average of $25 076 per screen, the highest this past weekend, Videovision said on Tuesday.The New York Times and Los Angeles Times newspapers reviewed the film ahead of its opening, with the New York Times saying, “The performances give a crucial human dimension to this streamlined, panoramic epic”, and the Los Angeles Times stating: “Inevitably celebratory … it is one worth experiencing again and again.”Meanwhile, the international roll-out of the film continued on Monday night with the French premiere of the film at the Paris headquarters of Unesco (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) ahead of its opening in France on 18 December.Singh, director Justin Chadwick and actors Idris Elba, Naomie Harris and Lindiwe Matshikiza presented the film.“We were encouraged with the amazing reaction from the Paris audience,” Singh said on Tuesday. “The film opened as the number one film in South Africa last week, and we expect the film to perform equally well in France.”France will be the first European country to release the film.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook Announced

first_imgRelated Posts “I think of this as a love story,” began Chris Vander Mey, Senior Product Manager at Google, as he announced Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, a plug-in that syncs Outlook with Apps, much like Outlook syncs with Exchange.But love? Not so much. Google, intent on building its enterprise channel, has recognized that many Outlook users – particularly enterprise users – aren’t ready to make the leap to the cloud and to Google Apps. But maybe, just maybe, Google Apps Sync is what it will take to woo them.According to a press release, Google Apps Sync works on Outlook 2003 and 2007 and will synchronize email, calendar and contacts data with Google Apps. “It provides access to Global Address List data and enables users to schedule meetings by looking up when attendees are free or busy. It also includes a simple, two-click migration utility which enables users to easily copy their data from a previous Outlook data source, such as Microsoft Exchange servers.Not Quite Gears“Although we use the same protocol as gears, we don’t use gears per se,” explained Vander Mey. “It’s all saved in outlook PST files. From a technical level [there] is a MAPI provider; when you connect to Exchange we have built our own MAPI provider – we just change what’s going out on the wire – as opposed to licensing from Microsoft.”Key Features:E-mail, calendar and contact syncSynchronize all Outlook fields in both directions, keeping them up-to-date; Uses a Google native e-mail protocol.Free/Busy and Global Address look upThe Global Address List feature lets you search for and access e-mail addresses of users and resources in your domain.Simple, user-driven data migrationLetting users move data to Google instead of having to wait for IT admins.Google Apps Sync will be launched this afternoon. You’ll need Outlook 2003 SP3 or 2007 SP2 (or SP1 with a hotfix), running on Windows XP SP2 (with selected hotfixes) or Vista SP1 (with a hotfix).If you want to see how Google Apps for Microsoft Outlook works, watch this three minute video. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img lidija davis 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web last_img read more

Internet of Things (IoT): Forcing Traditional Businesses to Redefine Who They Are and What They Do

first_imgThe Internet of Things is making a lot of traditional businesses rethink exactly what their business is and how they create and deliver products and services.Jeffrey Kaplan, directory of THINKStrategies, wrote that “hardware and software is now being embedded into a company’s products and services to give the lines of business unprecedented insight into how their products and services are being used by customers so they can better serve current customers and develop new products/services to win new customers.”Jack Reader, business development manager at ThingWorx, said that “for the first time, we can see what’s happening in real time in the physical world, and data that used to be siloed is now flowing into one place.  Businesses can now tell when a machine is going to break down and take it out of production, replacing it with a backup machine, to keep productivity going…  It prevents businesses from stopping the operations when something breaks down and losing a ton of money… That’s the disruptive nature of the Internet of Things and the value proposition.”Jeff Kelley, analyst at Wikibon, said that “there is a fundamental change of mindset and it will require different ways of approaching application development and how you look at the business. For example, a company might have to redefine itself from thinking that it only makes ‘makes trains,’ to a company that also ‘services trains with data.’”Kaplan said that “a growing number of brand-name, consumer-oriented companies are demonstrating the power of IoT and the cloud such as those in the wearables and smart home markets…  However, only a handful of forward-minded business executives in traditional product markets are moving in this direction today. These enlightened executives see an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in their increasingly commoditized traditional product marketplaces by converting data derived from their products into information services.”last_img read more

Digital Workplace: Will Collaboration Tools Ever be able to Replace Email?

first_imgDigital technology should be changing the landscape of the business office.  Despite that, when asked what workers say wastes most of their time at work, employees say that meetings and emails top their list of time wasters. Probably the same answer you’d have seen 20-25 years ago.  Workers say that they’re only able to spend about 44 percent of their workweek doing their job’s primary duty.And the number one complaint about email is the time spent trying to find information that you know was in an email that you previously read.While email has been identified as a major time waster for years and vendors have been pumping out alternative tools for collaboration for more than a decade, no one tool has been able to replace emails.  Emails still reign as the tool of choice.  It is the lowest common denominator when it comes to communication — everyone has an email address, regardless of the platform or software that is used for computing.Collaboration tool vendors continue to try, and possibly alternative will be found that catches on.  More likely though, project-specific solutions may begin to slowly edge out email as the dominant communication tool.Alex Shootman, CEO of Workfront, said that “we studied worker’s perception of the ‘office of the future,’ and found 63 percent of respondents said they anticipate ’employers will encourage greater use of collaboration technology (Slack, Yammer, social media, work management software).’”last_img read more

Curry returns with 24 points, Warriors beat Raptors

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Bulls top Pistons in Zach Lavine’s return View comments Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) tries to break through defense of Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew nearly all of a 27-point lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night.DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points for the Raptors, but the Warriors had just enough to beat Toronto for the eighth straight time.ADVERTISEMENT Green and Thompson each scored 10 points in the first and Golden State led 43-35 after one, their highest-scoring opening quarter of the season.Golden State seized control with a 16-2 run to begin the second quarter and led 81-54 at halftime. It was their biggest half of the season and their first 80-point half away from home since Nov. 2, 1990, at Denver (87 points).TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State made eight of its first nine shots. … The Warriors had one turnover in the first half. They finished with a season-low seven. … F Andre Igoudala played despite suffering a hip injury in Friday’s win at Milwaukee. … F Omri Casspi missed his second straight game because of a sore lower back.Raptors: DeRozan scored 19 points on 14 shots in the first quarter. … Ibaka returned from a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Miami’s James Johnson in Tuesday loss to the Heat.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Cleveland on Monday in a rematch of the past three NBA Finals.Raptors: Visit Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Draymond Green had 14 for the Warriors, who have won 12 straight on the road. Golden State’s 19 road wins are the most in the NBA.OG Anunoby had 17 points and Serge Ibaka 14 for the Raptors, who rallied from a 19-point deficit through three quarters to make it a one-point game in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFred VanVleet scored 13 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 12 as Toronto lost for the third time in 18 home games.Curry sat out Wednesday’s home loss to the Clippers and Friday’s win at Milwaukee because of a sore right ankle, the same injury that kept him out of 11 games in December. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry missed his third straight game because of a bruised tailbone.VanVleet’s 3-pointer with 3:52 left made cut it to 116-115, but Curry answered with a 3 for the Warriors.DeRozan’s basket with just over a minute to go made it a one-point game again, and Curry missed a pair of free throws with 45 seconds remaining.But after a missed shot by DeRozan, Durant’s jumper with 21 seconds left gave Golden State a 125-122 lead.A missed 3 by CJ Miles led to a jump ball, then a scramble for a loose ball that went out of bounds next to the Warriors bench. After a video review, Golden State was awarded possession with three seconds left. Curry was fouled and sealed it with a pair of free throws before VanVleet hit a buzzer-beating 3.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Yu Yuphoria launched at aggressive price, takes the fight to Xiaomi’s Redmi 2

first_imgYu, a Micromax-owned company, on Tuesday launched Yuphoria smartphone in India. The device, which is the company’s second phone after the Yureka, is priced at Rs 6,999. Yu said that while the Yureka was a showcase for the company’s belief in offering pure value for money, the Yuphoria is its attempt to bring premium design and feel to consumers who don’t want to spend big bucks.The Yuphoria has a metal frame around its body and a back cover made of soft matte plastic. It also sports a large glass cover over the lens, which gives it a unique identity. Thought the camera design looks similar to what we saw on Lumia phones, Yu is calling it ‘Saturn ring design’.The phone will be sold using the flash sale model. The first sale will be on May 28 but the registration for it will start at 5PM today on Amazon India website. It will be available in two colors- Champagne gold white and Buffed steel.The Yuphoria is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, which has four cores running at 1.2GHz. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which are fairly generous considering its price. The device supports dual-SIM feature, 4G and has all the relevant sensors. It uses Cyanogen OS 12, which is a custom operating system based on Android Lollipop. Yu said that Cyanogen OS 12 features material design, app themer, Boxer powered Cyanogen Email and Truecaller dialer integration.  The phone has a 5-inch screen with 720p resolution. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens.advertisementAlso Read: The Yu Yuphoria has nice design, buttery smooth performance In a move that Apple phone users will find familiar, the Yu has engraved its brand name in a rather Apple-like fashion on the Yuphoria. Under the speaker on the back cover, it says “Designed by Yu, Assembled in India.”Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, founder Yu, said “We stepped out to do everything that’s exciting and new and today’s launch is all of that. We are proud to say that with Yuphoria, we are breaking the flagship myth and introducing our first smartphone that has been designed and assembled in India.”The making of YuphoriaYu said that the work on the Yuphoria started immediately after the Yureka launch. The company is assembling the phones in its Rudrapur plant. While it did not detail the manufacturing plans for the components used in phones, Yu said that in future it might start using batteries made in India in its phones.”Our earlier phone — Yureka — has been such a runaway success that it exceeded our expectations. This means to top it, we had to work even harder with our next phone. We believe with the Yuphoria we are once again setting a new benchmark in the phone industry,” said Rahul. He said that before designing and finalising the Yuphoria, the company sought feedback from its fans and prospective buyers. “People told us that they want a 5-inch screen and a more premium finish with metal body in their next phone,” said Rahul.It wasn’t easy for Yu to come up with a budget phone that has premium finish, including some metal in the body. Metal frames or bodies are expensive. At the same time, said Rahul, Yu was committed to use only “premium components” in its phones.”Despite aiming for an aggressive price, we did not compromise on the quality. The Yuphoria not only has a metal frame but even has components like Gorilla glass cover on the screen. The quality of screen is the best you will find in a budget phone,” said Rahul. “We even used a dedicated Wolfson chip for audio processing so that the experience of users while playing music is top notch.”For software, Yu is again leveraging its partnership with Cyanogen Inc. “Our partnership with Yu continues to drive user-focused experiences to the forefront and reveal the limitless possibilities of connected devices with powerful software experiences,” said Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc. “What YU is doing in the market is disruptive and leading edge, and together, we are creating the next generation of mobile experiences.”In the Indian market, the Yuphoria competes with the Xiaomi RedMi 2 and the Moto E 4G (2nd gen). The Lenovo A6000 Plus too is a competitor. All these phones offer similar hardware though Yuphoria wins on internal storage part.last_img read more

Report: USA 2 Colombia 4

first_imgJames Rodriguez produced a moment of magic as Colombia withstood a United States comeback to win their entertaining international friendly 4-2.James broke the deadlock with a stunning effort from the edge of the area in the 36th minute, only for USA to hit back and take the lead courtesy of two goals in three minutes via Kellyn Acosta and Bobby Wood to start the second half on Thursday.Colombia, though, were not to be denied as Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja saw off the hosts at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Falcao unleashed a powerful volley inside the six-yard box but his effort fizzed wide of the post in a bright start by Colombia inside three minutes.USA were living dangerously, though the hosts did manage to leave David Ospina scrambling when Julian Green curled a shot just wide.Colombia’s dominance was finally rewarded nine minutes prior to the break thanks to the brilliance of James, who collected the ball on the edge of the area, side-stepped his opponent and drifted onto his left foot before curling a ball into the far corner of the net.Let’s turn this around.The second half of #USAvCOL is underway on @FS1 & @UnivisionSports! pic.twitter.com/kQt6VMWU0f— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) October 12, 2018Bayern Munich star James almost doubled the lead five minutes later but the ball was somehow scrambled off the line by the lunging Matthew Miazga.USA managed to draw level five minutes into the second half – an unmarked Acosta volleying past a helpless Ospina from Antonee Robinson’s teasing delivery.That goal rattled Colombia and they were stunned again when Wood got in between two defenders and poked the ball into the back of the net.USA’s lead, however, was short-lived as Bacca equalised three minutes later to continue the breathtaking start to the second half.And Colombia took the lead again with 16 minutes remaining – USA unable to deal with a long ball down the field as Falcao side-footed a shot beyond Zack Steffen before substitute Borja added some gloss to the scoreline. What does it mean: USA’s defensive frailties still a worry USA showed they can compete at times with the best but the same problems remain in defence. In the first half, especially, the Americans were carved open at will by Colombia. While they managed to take the lead, USA’s weaknesses were exposed one too many times defensively.James stunner lights up Tampa With 22 international goals to his name, James has scored some stunners but Thursday’s effort was right up there among the best. Wanting to capitalise on Colombia’s superiority in the first half, James took matters into his own hands. The 67-time international received the ball from the edge of the area and picked out the top corner.Defensive lapses make life difficult for Colombia Colombia were cruising in Florida, where the lead should have been greater at half-time. Their failure to put USA to the sword and two poor periods of defending opened the door for the home side. The way Acosta and Wood scored with ease so soon after half-time would have infuriated Arturo Reyes.What’s next? USA travel to Connecticut for Tuesday’s friendly against Peru, while Colombia and Costa Rica do battle in New Jersey on the same day. read morelast_img read more