FIFA reminds World Cup-bound Peru about government meddling

first_imgView comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 ONE: Askren retires undefeated, destroys Aoki in 57 seconds LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Peru’s players celebrate after a play-off qualifying match for the 2018 Russian World Cup against New Zealand in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russia. APZURICH — FIFA has reminded the Peruvian soccer federation of rules prohibiting interference by national governments, one week after the South American country qualified for its first World Cup since 1982.FIFA says the letter reacts to the “current draft of the Peruvian Sports Law” presented to a congressional committee last month. FIFA says the proposed text to lawmakers includes “certain items that, if implemented, would contravene the FIFA Statutes.”ADVERTISEMENT In serious cases, FIFA can suspend a country’s national and club teams, plus officials, from international competitions and meetings.Peruvian officials are due in Moscow next week for the World Cup draw.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPeru is not likely to be facing any action, but FIFA has promised to “continue to monitor the situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 justicelast_img read more

Thai league acquires 9 PH booters

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Unbeaten Mighty-PH gains QF Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Reigning Thai League champion Buriram United has three Filipino internationals—defender Stephan Palla, Javier Patiño and Luke Woodland.The three were part of the Azkals’ squad that competed in the AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAnother Asian Cup veteran, goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard, starts his second season with Bangkok United, which he helped to an AFC Champions League last year.The others are former Ceres-Negros star Manny Ott and Amin Nazari (Ratchaburi Mitr Pohl), Iain Ramsay (Sukhothai), Marco Casambre (Chainat Horbill) and Mark Hartmann (Suphanburi). A record number of Filipino players are seeing action in the Thai League 1 this season, including several national team members signing with clubs vying in what is widely considered as Southeast Asia’s top football league.With the Thai league expanding its quota for Southeast Asian players from one to three for each squad, the Philippines will have nine players in the competition that starts on the third week of February.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

21 days agoChelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England place

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England placeby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Tammy Abraham should push to replace Tottenham ace Harry Kane as England’s No9.The in-form 22-year-old, who has scored seven goals in seven games for Frank Lampard’s side, was named in the England squad on Thursday for the European Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.”As a young boy when you dream of being a footballer you want to play at the highest level and the highest level is England,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.”He has been called up. He is going to get the chance and he has to compare himself with the best [striker] and that is Kane at the moment.”He has to try to get Kane’s position. It is not easy but that is going to be the next step. He has been invited for the England national squad. Now can you make that place yours?”The only way is to do well for Chelsea, keep on scoring and when you go with England show that you can do it on that level as well.” last_img read more

Sprint and TMobile agree to combine in 265 billion deal

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players — that is, if the Trump administration’s antitrust regulators let the deal go through.The nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies have been considering a combination for years, one that would bulk them up to a similar size as industry giants Verizon and AT&T. But a 2014 attempt fell apart amid resistance from the Obama administration.The combined company, to be called T-Mobile, would have about 127 million customers. Consumers worry a less crowded telecom field could result in higher prices, while unions are concerned about potential job losses.In a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure acknowledged that getting regulatory approval is “the elephant in the room,” and one of the first things the companies did after sending out the deal’s news release was to call Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.The companies stressed that they plan to have more employees following the combination, particularly in rural areas, than they do as stand-alone companies now.They also emphasized that the deal would help accelerate their development of faster 5G wireless networks and ensure that the U.S. doesn’t cede leadership on the technology to China.And they said the combination would allow them to better compete not only with AT&T and Verizon but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge.“This isn’t a case of going from 4 to 3 wireless companies — there are now at least 7 or 8 big competitors in this converging market,” T-Mobile chief executive John Legere said in a statement. He would be the CEO of the combined company.The all-stock deal values each share of Sprint at slightly more than 0.10 T-Mobile shares. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s parent, would own about 42 per cent of the combined company. Japan’s SoftBank, which controls Sprint, would own 27 per cent, and the remainder would be held by the public.The companies said they expect the deal to close by the first half of 2019 and would result in about $6 billion in annual cost savings.Investors have been anticipating a deal like this for some time. In addition to the thwarted attempt three years ago, the two companies were poised to combine in October, but the deal was called off after what analysts said was a disagreement over control of the combined company.The deal will have to be reviewed by the Justice Department and the FCC.National carriers had not been able to get a deal through under President Barack Obama. But the FCC in September deemed the wireless market “competitive” for the first time since 2009, which some analysts say could make it easier to present a deal.The 5G aspirations are at the heart of the agreement, and the new technology could allow companies to provide faster service to people’s homes.Sprint’s Claure likened going from 4G to 5G to switching from black-and-white television to colour. The combined company plans to invest up to $40 billion in its network in the first three years, which executives said would drive more hiring and better service for customers.Sprint has a lot of debt and has posted a string of annual losses. It has cut costs and made itself more attractive to customers, BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk said, but hasn’t invested enough in its network and doesn’t have enough airwave rights for quality service in rural areas.T-Mobile, meanwhile, has been on a yearslong streak of adding customers. After the government nixed AT&T’s attempt to buy the company in 2011, T-Mobile led the way in many consumer-friendly changes, such as ditching two-year contracts and bringing back unlimited data plans.Consumers are paying less for cellphone service thanks to T-Mobile’s influence on the industry and the resulting price wars.Verizon and AT&T have been expanding their video-content businesses, while cable companies have been moving into wireless. That allows a single company to combine home and wireless internet and use content to support the communications businesses.Comcast, the cable giant that finished buying NBCUniversal in 2013, offers customers wireless service by reselling access to Verizon’s network. So does another dominant cable company, Charter.last_img read more

Cadillac brand will return to Michigan from New York

first_imgDETROIT – General Motors is moving its Cadillac brand headquarters from New York back to Michigan, four years after heading to the big city to become more cosmopolitan.The move to the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, across the street from GM’s giant technical centre, will take place in April.The company said Wednesday the brand’s workers need to be closer to engineers and designers because Cadillac plans to launch a new vehicle every six months for the next three years.The move comes five months after GM ousted Cadillac brand chief Johan de Nysschen, who thought a New York headquarters would give the brand more sophistication when Cadillac moved to New York in 2014. Cadillac sales fell 8 per cent last year but were up 5.4 per cent during the first half of 2018. GM replaced de Nysschen with Steve Carlisle, who ran GM’s Canadian operations.Spokesman Patrick Morrissey said GM learned a lot about the brand in New York, but circumstances changed since 2014 with Cadillac being part of GM’s technology and electric vehicle push. About 70 per cent of the workers in New York were recruited from the city, bringing GM new talent, Morrissey said.All 110 workers at the headquarters in the Manhattan’s SoHo district will be offered jobs in Michigan.De Nysschen was hired away from Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand with much promise and named president of Cadillac in August of 2014. A few months later he moved the brand’s headquarters from Detroit to New York.New York’s economic development agency approved a $1 million grant to Cadillac to help with the $12.7 million renovation of the Manhattan headquarters.Morrissey said GM did not draw down any of the incentive funds “but we are thankful and appreciative of the support we got from New York.”Jason Conwall, spokesman for Empire State Development, New York state’s main economic development office, said the state is disappointed in the move, but understands “this is a business decision being made by GM to co-locate the Cadillac headquarters with the rest of its corporate headquarters.”He confirmed that the state did not disperse any of the $1 million performance grant to GM.last_img read more

Wednesday is the final day to buy dinner tickets for Ball to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The fundraising ball for a local 4-year-old with neuroblastoma is happening this weekend, and Wednesday is the final day to pick up tickets to the dinner portion of the event.The Happily Ever After Ball was originally scheduled for August 25th but had to be pushed back to October 6th since Natalie Small would not have been able to attend. The 4-year-old has been battling Stage 4 neuroblastoma since last December, and had a bone marrow transplant too close to the August date.Event co-organizer Kate Hadland said that tickets for the dance portion of the Ball, which starts at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, will be available up to and including the evening of the event for $40. Tickets for the dinner are only available until the end of the day Wednesday from Tenacious Detail on 100th Ave. Those tickets are $65 for adults, $25 for kids aged 6-10, while kids 5 and under get in free.With more time to organize the event, Hadland said in August that the event will feature more auctions and prizes, as well as live music.Organizers Hadland and Janna Gerber have also created a foundation inspired by the Smalls. The Happily Ever After Foundation was designed to help families in the Peace Region when the unexpected happens, with the Foundation’s first fundraiser going towards helping Natalie and her family.For more information on the ball, foundation and how to purchase tickets contact Kate Hadland at (250) 263-4988 or Janna Gerber at (250) 264-7864, or message the Tenacious Detail Facebook page.last_img read more

Lenders extend Jet Airways bidders deadline to April 12

first_imgNew Delhi: Lenders of Jet Airways Wednesday extended the deadline for submission of initial bids for stake purchase in the ailing airline to April 12. Cash-strapped Jet Airways has delayed salaries to pilots, defaulted on loan repayments as well as payments to aircraft lessors. SBI Capital Markets, which issued Expression of Interest (EoI) document on April 8, has extended the deadline for submission of initial bids to April 12. Potential bidders can send their queries till April 11. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe deadline for submission of bids was to end on Wednesday. “The qualified bidders will be expected to submit their respective binding bid(s) latest by April 30, 2019 subject to the terms set out under the bid document,” SBI Capital Markets said in a notice posted on its website. The SBI-led consortium of domestic lenders are implementing a debt resolution plan for Jet Airways, whose board approved the plan last month. “While all soft copies of the EoIs are required to submitted by the EoI due date, the hard copies may be submitted by April 16, 2019,” the notice said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostEarlier in the day, SBI Capital Markets issued a set of clarifications related to the EoI document, including that bidders in a consortium need to furnish solvency certificates individually. “Bidders are required to provide the solvency certificate … on their letterhead and certified by managing director/ full time director / CEO of the bidder or a person holding an equivalent position in the bidder,” SBI Capital Markets said in a separate notice. In the case of consortium, each member has to submit solvency certificate, which is a proof of an entity’s financial stability. As part of the debt resolution plan for the full service carrier, the lenders are looking to restructure “existing facilities and infusion of funds by way of loans or acquisition/ subscription of up to 75 per cent of equity share capital of the company”. Shares of Jet Airways declined 1.59 per cent to close at Rs 263.40 apiece on the BSE.last_img read more

Polish broadcaster TVNs pay TV platform n added

Polish broadcaster TVNs pay TV platform n added

first_imgPolish broadcaster TVN’s pay TV platform ‘n’ added 32,000 subscribers in the last quarter and 119,000 in the year to September taking its total to 858,000. TVN said it was on target to achieve 900,000 subscribers by the end of the year.Revenue for ‘n’ for the quarter was up 16% to PLN185 million (€42 million), while EBITDA was down 35% to PLN5 million thanks to increased marketing activity. Quarterly ARPU for ‘n’ stood at PLN61.40, up 2% year-on-year. TVN confirmed its EBITDA for the platform for the year.‘n’ activated 15,000 pre-paid cards in the third quarter, driven by uptake of the HD offering, and pre-paid HD ARPU stood at PLN22.80.last_img read more

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has launched a hands

first_imgRussian broadcaster CTC Media has launched a hands-free cooking app as a tie-in to its female-skewing lifestyle channel Domashny.The iOS and Androids app was developed cross-media production firm Screenz, which is a joint venture between Israeli broadcaster Keshet and Tel Aviv-based ad firm The Box.The app is motion-activated, relying on a mobile phone’s built-in camera, and contains more than 400 recipes and instructional videos from the Domashny channel and website.“The Domashny channel is the first on the Russian market to offer viewers a whole range of lifestyle shows and we plan to broaden the range of genres available in the channel’s future development,” said Natalia Korotkova, head of the Domashny Channel.“New media is of particular interest to us currently and we are actively working on developing this area, focusing on innovative and useful apps for our audience.”last_img read more

Sony Pictures Television SPT has set a new manag

Sony Pictures Television SPT has set a new manag

first_imgSony Pictures Television (SPT) has set a new management team following the departures of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg for Apple.Jeff FrostJeff Frost is rising from executive VP of business affairs to president of Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS), a new division that separates business from creative.Jason Clodfelter and Chris Parnell are also upped from their roles as EVP of drama development and programming to co-presidents of SPTS.They will take on creative oversight of the Culver City-based studio, reporting to Frost, who in turn reports to new Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra.This comes after Erlicht and Van Amburg surprised the TV industry by resigning their roles to become programming chiefs at tech giant Apple, which is pushing into original content.Collectively, the new Sony trio will lead what has been dubbed the ‘office of the president’.Within this Clodfelter and Parnell will oversee drama, comedy, reality, syndication, current programming, casting and talent, telemovies and miniseries, and TriStar Television.Wayne Garvie will remain in charge of SPT’s international productions as chief creative officer. He will now report to Vinciquerra, the former Fox channels chief who replaced Michael Lynton as SPE earlier this year.Sony’s television division, which is behind series such as The Shield, Preacher and Breaking Bad, has been a consistent performer for the studio, which is owned by Japan’s Sony Corp and has struggled in other areas such as film in recent years.“Over the last several weeks, I have been able to see first-hand the strong leadership qualities possessed by Jeff, Chris and Jason, the high energy and vitality of everyone in their groups and throughout SPT and the outstanding collaboration that exists between them all,” said Vinciquerra.“I am confident they will not only grow our robust television business, but also strengthen the integration between SPT and SPE’s other lines of business and with the other Sony Group companies.”Frost joined Sony in 2008 from ABC Studios, where he was senior VP of business affairs.Parnell joined SPT in 2003, while Clodfelter was hired in 2006. They have jointly developed series such as Breaking Bad, The Blacklist and Bloodline since then.“The landscape of our business continues to rapidly evolve, and SPT is in an ideal position to take advantage of industry shifts due to our diversity of programming and ability to air across a broad array of broadcast, cable and digital platforms,” said Frost.“We have had great success over the past ten years and I look forward to working with the team to capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead.”last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet The charges follow the arrest of a 41 year old man in the Clooney Road area of the city on Thursday, November 9.Detective Chief Inspector Brian Foster said: “This is a significant seizure of drugs and I am delighted such a huge amount of drugs has been taken off our streets.“This seizure means that lives have been saved.“This operation demonstrates that PSNI is effective in removing drugs from our streets and also arresting those believed to be involved in the supply trade who have no regard for the people in their own communities, but instead are fuelled by a desire to make money from others’ addictions. “I want to assure the community we will continue to pursue those who brazenly engage in the world of illicit drugs. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts. There will be no hiding place for them.“Police will continue to take robust action against those believed to be involved in organised criminal activity, particularly those involved in the supply of drugs, as well as street level drug dealers.“Drugs are a concern for communities and this operation demonstrates our commitment to deal with the issue. I would encourage communities to work with the police in investigating and bringing people before the courts.“Anyone with any information about drugs or any illegal activity should contact police by calling 101.“Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111,” added DCI Foster.MAN TO FACE DERRY COURT OVER £150,000 COCAINE SEIZURE was last modified: November 11th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: 000 COCAINE SEIZUREclooneycocaineDCI BRIAN FOSTERDERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTMAN TO FACE DERRY COURT OVER £150PSNI The £150,000 haul of cocaine seized by police in Derry on ThursdayPOLICE have charged a 41 year old man with possession of a Class A controlled drug and possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply. He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court today, Saturday, November, 11, for a first remand hearing.As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.last_img read more

All of our lives have occurred in an era of peak s

first_imgAll of our lives have occurred in an era of peak somnambulism (a.k.a. sleepwalking), and those of us who enjoy being awake have suffered mightily because of it. Using your mind has come with a price in our time, which is pretty sick, really. You can thank growing government tyranny for that. Humanity, however, does not sleep forever. Eventually humans get tired with the permanent suspension of thought. I know that none of us have ever seen that in our lifetimes, but I study history, and trust me, it has happened in the past. Can you imagine people traveling a hundred miles on foot, over muddy roads and fields, with bad shoes, and sleeping outdoors, just to listen to a teacher who the authorities had recently defrocked for immorality and cast out of the city? And this teacher wasn’t a religious guru or the leader of a revolution: he was teaching things like history, philosophy and logic. Well, hundreds of people, even thousands, did this in the early 12th century. (The teacher’s name was Peter Abelard, and he wasn’t the only one.) Europeans had been cut-off from learning by their ruling systems for hundreds of years, and yet at this moment they remembered that they were human and woke up. I’m promising that this will happen again anytime soon, mind you, but it does happen on occasion. History Shows the Way From the 12th century through the 19th century, Europeans and Americans generally used their brains, and life in the West improved massively; far beyond anything ever seen in the historical record. But then, it changed. Knowledge didn’t go away, but humanity forgot that it mattered and decided that sleepwalking was easier and better. It’s not often that you get personalities as diverse as F.A. Hayek, Virginia Woolf, Ayn Rand, and the Bohemian artists of London to all agree, but there was one subject on which they did concur: All of them said that there was a distinct change in the nature of humanity in 1911 or thereabouts. Virginia Woolf, for example, was very precise, placing it in December of 1910 and writing that “human character changed.” Ayn Rand, who was very young at the time, placed it “before World War One” and said “the West lost its nerve.” Whatever it was that happened, it is very clear that since that time, the men of the West have tried very hard to sleep and have fought to remain in their slumbers. Yes, they were scientifically trained to be that way in government conditioning centers (a.k.a. schools). And yes, they spent decades of their lives in factories where thinking was taken as a threat. And yes, it’s true that they were subjected to millions of advertisements that grasped at their minds and wills. But even all of that doesn’t account for a hundred years of slumbers. There’s a Reason it’s Called the Idiot Box… The big factor in all of this was the great god of the age: Television. After all, to most people, television is simply what we do. Try telling people that you don’t watch TV some time and see what happens – they’ll treat you like a space alien. And if you persist, they’re likely to see you as a threat. TV is simply what modern humanity does. Americans watch better than 150 hours of TV per month these days – on average. And when they’re not watching flashing images on their awesome new flatscreen (bigger than their neighbor’s!), they’re plugged in to some kind of iPod, iPad, or some other trendy new iGadget. Anything to avoid thinking. And the more bizarre the world gets – like Presidents and courts agreeing that droning citizens to death without a trial is not a Constitutional problem – they more they avoid thinking. The more the need to think sits in front of their faces, the more they crawl into TV, music, tabloids, booze, and anything else that will allow them to avoid it. Their ignorance must be preserved, or else they’ll have to face the thing they’ve been running from all their lives: responsibility. But, as I say, this will not last forever. Whenever it is that the hypnosis breaks, those who have been using it as a slave drug will have a problem. And that may be why they’re in such a hurry to build a fast, cheap tyranny. Once humanity turns again, the elite life-skimmers will need the ability to remove troublemakers quickly and easily, and to lead with it on the nightly news… presuming that anyone still watches the insulting drivel. There are signs of humanity waking up, after all. Who would have dared to predict thousands of young people following an old doctor like Ron Paul around the country, eagerly waiting to hear about the Federal Reserve scam? I’m not at all sure that will be enough, but it did involve numbers of young people opening their eyes, and it was a real surprise. Government Tyranny in Action So, if this continues, the power-mongers will need cheap control, which is why they’ve been procuring drones and computers. Drones and 24/7 monitoring make for excellent, cheap tyranny: A world-wide surveillance web to see what you are thinking about, a world-wide manipulation system to nudge you in the ‘right’ directions, and drones to intimidate you… and, if necessary, to take you out. (Once your worst texts and emails have been worked into an appropriate story, of course.) So, we’re in a race between cheap government tyranny, and humanity deciding that a hundred semi-comatose years were enough, and that it’s time to wake up. Which side will win the race? I dunno. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more

Corvus Energy To Supply Battery Packs For Fjord1 Electric Ferries

first_img Leclanché To Supply Kongsberg With 45 MWh Batteries For Electric Vessels Stena To Launch Electric Ferries With Up To 50 Miles Of Range Source: Electric Vehicle News Canada Gets Its First Fully Electric Vessels: 2 Massive Ferries Norwegian ferry operators are also switching to electricityCorvus Energy, based in Richmond, British Columbia, grows on market leader in energy storage systems for maritime applications. According to the Canadian company, it provided more battery packs to electric ferries than all other providers of energy storage systems combined.Just recently Corvus Energy was selected by Norwegian Electric Systems to supply energy storage systems for five new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.The total number of battery systems ordered from Corvus Energy is now over 40. We guess that usually each of those packs is from hundreds to several MWh of capacity depending whether it’s a hybrid or all-electric.See Alsocenter_img ““Fjord1 continues to forge a very progressive path towards environmentally sustainable operations with these additional all-electric ferries,” says Stein Ruben Larsen, Senior Vice President Sales at NES, a total system integrator of electric systems for the global marine market. With respect to their ESS selection, he remarks, “The proven reliability, safety and performance of the Corvus ESS was important in awarding this contract to Corvus Energy.”“Corvus Energy is honoured to once again be selected by NES to provide Energy Storage Systems for Fjord1 ferries,” says Roger Rosvold, Vice President Sales at Corvus Energy. “NES are skilled and experienced electrical system integrators, and our close partnership with them in designing and delivering these innovative solutions is key to accelerating the adoption of energy storage systems.”The leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy provides battery power to more ferries than all other providers of energy storage systems combined. Beginning with the first zero-emission ferry, Ampere, Corvus Energy’s ESSs have now been selected for over 40 similar short distance hybrid and all-electric ferries globally.Fjord1’s fleet modernization is impressive—the result of winning a number of tender competitions where low- or zero-emissions were specified by Norwegian authorities in an effort to reduce emissions from the ferry fleet. To date, Corvus Energy has supplied ESSs on eight Fjord1 electric ferries operating on four Norwegian coastal routes.“It is a pleasure to work with the technical team at NES. They are highly experienced in integrating batteries into electric power and propulsion systems and we easily get all the information we  need to calculate the energy storage capacity correctly,” says Tommy Sletten, Team Leader Technical Sales Support at Corvus Energy.”Source: Corvus Energy via Green Car Congress Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 7, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News The Fjord1 ordered electric versions of Havyard 932 ferries – 67 meters in length and space for 50 cars. Batteries will be delivered this year, while the ferries will be fully operational by January 1, 2020.“These five latest all-electric ferries are of Havyard 932 design and will be built in Havyard Shipyard in Leirvik, Sogn. Each ferry is 67 meters in length, holds 50 cars and will be equipped with air-cooled Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system. The Corvus equipment is scheduled for delivery in 2019 and all five ferries will be fully operational on four additional routes in Norway by January 1, 2020.”More from the press release:last_img read more

Apples bombshell and the trilliondollar question

first_imgApple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that iPhone sales in the past quarter would be disappointing, amid weakness in China and other emeging markets “Apple stock is now at a crossroads,” said a research note Thursday from Gene Munster and Will Thompson of the investment firm Loup Ventures. Apple’s troubles in China come with the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei targeted in the United States over security issues Apple said iPhone sales in China would be lower than forecast due to steeper than expected “economic deleration” “Some investors will consider the stock broken.. but we’ve followed the company long enough to know there is cyclicality in the market’s relationship with Apple.”Munster and Thompson said it would take “a new product category,” or large acquisition to allow Apple to regain its momentum.Tactical errors?Some analysts said Apple erred in boosting the price of its new iPhones to well over $1,000 in a global smartphone market that is largely saturated and facing tougher competition.”I think the main villain is the very high prices that Apple is charging for its new iPhones,” said Richard Windsor, a technology analyst who writes the Radio Free Mobile blog.”This is not a catastrophe nor is it a sign that Apple is losing its grip on the smartphone market but merely a misjudgment by Apple with regard to how much money people will pay for an iPhone.” Apple has sought to diversify its revenue base with new products like its smartwatch and a range of services but still relies heavily on the iPhone This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Apple’s bombshell and the trillion-dollar question Apple’s bombshell news—a sharply weaker revenue outlook and lower iPhone sales—has raised questions over the future of the California giant, which until recently had been seen as the undisputed innovation leader in the tech sector. Citation: Apple’s bombshell and the trillion-dollar question (2019, January 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-apple-bombshell-trillion-dollar_1.html The latest news sparked talk of the “Nokia moment” for Apple—a reference to the Finnish-based firm that led the mobile phone market in the early 2000s.But Windsor said: “I do not in any way think that this represents Apple’s ‘Nokia’ moment simply because there is still nothing to seriously challenge the iPhone in the high-end segment.”Carolina Milanesi of Creative Strategies said Apple is unique among smartphone makers because it has a wide array of apps and services that produce revenue.”While it is true that no other single product has done for Apple as much as the iPhone, the product offering as an aggregate still puts Apple ahead of all other vendors who might be selling higher volumes but have no direct way to monetize from their users once the sale has occurred,” Milanesi said in a blog.Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy said Apple may be unable to deliver the double-digit growth than many on Wall Street have been expecting given the current smartphone market.”I am not concerned for the company, but it’s likely investors will not see the company value it was at until it can see a likely path to double-digit revenue growth,” Moorhead said. Explore further Apple’s rare admission on Wednesday cited steeper-than-expected “economic deceleration” in China and emerging markets and noted that trade frictions between Washington and Beijing were taking a toll on its smartphone sales.But the news raised questions on whether Apple—the first to reach a $1 trillion valuation and until recently the world’s most valuable company—is seeing a bump in the road or is starting to slide back from its leadership position.Some analysts point to Apple’s dependence on iPhone sales to drive revenue and profits, even as it tries to diversify its product base and add services such as music and digital payments.”The iPhone has been supporting the company for than a decade,” said Roger Kay, analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates.”The world isn’t coming to an end for Apple but it’s a major inflection point. Up to now, Apple has defied gravity by growing faster than any other company in the market, but mathematically it was impossible to beat the market forever.”Apple shares plummeted nearly 10 percent on the news Thursday, with the company shedding some 38 percent since its valuation hit $1 trillion last year. Kay said the trillion-dollar valuation was “irrational” and based on growth projections Apple is unlikely to achieve without a new catalyst.Apple, which has been growing in China even though it lacks a dominant position, is pressured by tariffs and other trade issues, further inflamed by the arrest of China-based Huawei’s chief financial officer in Canada at the behest of the United States.Huawei has overtaken Apple as the third largest global smartphone maker despite limited presence in the United States.’At a crossroads’The update suggested a disappointing figure for iPhone sales, the key driver of revenue and profit for the California tech giant.Apple said that it expects weak iPhone sales in other emerging markets, driving down revenue despite some positive signs in developed markets and in its other products and services.The company slashed its revenue guidance for the first fiscal quarter of 2019, ended December 29, to $84 billion—sharply lower than analyst forecasts averaging $91 billion. © 2019 AFPlast_img read more

Man Goes Blind After Wearing Contact Lenses in the Shower

first_img 27 Oddest Medical Case Reports 8 Awful Parasite Infections That Will Make Your Skin Crawl Originally published on Live Science. Our fantastic Fight for Sight supporter, Nick Humphreys, is raising awareness of the need for correct contact lens care and clearer information on contact lens packaging, after losing his sight in one eye to Acanthamoeba keratitis: https://t.co/ooUYXWlyYF #ContactLenses #AKby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo23andMeCould a DNA kit from 23andMe help you learn more about your health?23andMeUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndo — Fight for Sight (@fightforsightUK) July 9, 2019 Your daily shower isn’t usually a health risk, but for one man in England, it may have led to a serious eye infection that left him blind in one eye, according to news reports. The man, 29-year-old Nick Humphreys of Shropshire, England, typically left his contact lenses in while showering, without knowing that this practice can increase the risk of eye infections, according to PA Media, a U.K.-based media agency. In 2018, he contracted Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare parasitic infection of the cornea, or the eye’s transparent outer covering. “If I’d have known how dangerous it was to wear contacts in the shower, I would never have got them in the first place,” Humphreys told PA Media. [‘Eye’ Can’t Look: 9 Eyeball Injuries That Will Make You Squirm] AdvertisementDon’t Flush Your Contact Lenses! Here’s WhyHere’s what happens when you flush contact lenses down the toilet or drain. Hint: It’s not good for the environment.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65916-parasitic-eye-infection-showering-with-contact-lenses.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:0001:00Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball01:09Robots to the Rescue02:27Robotic Arms关闭 center_img 27 Devastating Infectious Diseases Acanthamoeba is a single-celled amoeba that’s commonly found in water, soil and air, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contact lens wearers face a risk of contracting this infection if they engage in certain practices, such as disinfecting lenses with tap water or swimming or showering while wearing lenses, the CDC said. This amoeba has a particular affinity for the surfaces of contact lenses, meaning the lenses can be “a vehicle for the harboring, transmission and delivery of microorganisms to the eye,” according to a 2010 review paper on the topic published in the Journal of Optometry. But when Humphreys started wearing contact lenses in 2013 so he could play sports without glasses, he wasn’t aware of this showering risk. He would often hop in the shower with his contact lenses in after a morning workout. “I thought nothing of it at the time. I was never told not to wear contact lenses in the shower. There’s no warning on the packaging, and my opticians never mentioned a risk,” Humphreys said. After he was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis in early 2018, he was given eyedrops for his infection, but a few months later, he suddenly went blind in his right eye, according to PA Media. Humphreys was then prescribed a stronger medication, which needed to be applied to his eyes every hour, even at night. Humphreys became housebound and experienced severe pain in his right eye. “The pain in my eye was too much, and the only time I would leave was to visit the hospital,” Humphreys told PA Media. He would later undergo two operations in his right eye, the first to strengthen the tissue in his cornea and the second to protect the cornea with a graft of tissue from a fetal placenta. That procedure is known as an amniotic membrane transplant. Although his infection cleared up, Humphreys remains blind in his right eye. He is scheduled to undergo a corneal transplant in August. This operation replaces damaged corneal tissue with healthy corneal tissue from a deceased donor. Humphreys now works with the charity Fight for Sight to raise awareness about the risks of showering or swimming with contact lenses. “It’s crucial that people out there know this is a reality and it can happen because of something as simple as getting in the shower,” Humphreys said.last_img read more