TriStar Packaging unveils new stackable range of deli pots

first_imgTri-Star Packaging unveils new stackable range of deli potsPosted By: News Deskon: June 14, 2017In: Distribution, Foodservice, Functional, Industries, Labelling, New products, PackagingPrintEmailBritish packaging brand Tri-Star has launched a new range of stackable deli pots in four sizes.The company claims the Tri-Green range suits varying foodservice businesses, from high-street coffee shops, to larger convenience food outlets selling salads and snacks.It is hoped the minimalistic designs of the plastic containers will ‘guarantee excellent merchandising value on the shelves’.The Tri-Green pots are made from recycled PET and each have different depths, manufactured in four sizes: 240cc, 375cc, 550cc and 750cc. Each has the same size lid which is compatabile with other lightweight pots.Tri-Star managing director Kevin Curran said: “Just like our award-winning Tri-Pot deli pot, the new Tri-Green fits the bill perfectly for today’s market and its soft curves fit snugly in the hand. It is environmentally-friendly; made from recycled and recyclable PET and gives a low-carbon footprint.”Earlier this year Tri-Star unveiled a new design concept that consists of interchangeable, interlockable components designed to store multiple takeaway dishes.Share with your network: Tags: foodservicepackagingTri-StarUKlast_img read more

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Tohi Ventures unveils new range of functional beverages

first_imgTohi Ventures unveils new range of functional beveragesPosted By: Martin Whiteon: September 28, 2018In: Beverage, Functional, Industries, New products, Soft drinksPrintEmailTohi Ventures has released a new range of aronia berry-based functional antioxidant beverages for the US market.Aronia Berries are native to North America and were historically used for their nutritional value, and Tohi Ventures says that the demand for aronia berries is growing amongst consumers who are seeking new sources of antioxidants.The Tohi Beverages range will include four flavours: Original, Blackberry Raspberry, Dragon Fruit and Ginger Lime, and each flavour in the range is non-carbonated and contains no added sugars.Shari Coulter Ford, CEO and co-founder said: Tohi Ventures was founded by two female friends with significant entrepreneurial, investment, operational and scientific experience. We are advocates of a nutrition first approach to wellness.“We are pioneering innovation around our core ingredient, with the goal of optimizing the nutritional value and potential health benefits of Aronia Berries in our products. We believe Aronia is a break-out category.”Elma Hawkins, co-founder of Tohi Ventures added: “Tohi is the perfect blend of science and nature, flavor and functionality.“The polyphenols and anthocyanins in Tohi beverages are naturally derived from Aronia Berries, which have been scientifically studied and linked to significant health benefits.”Share with your network: Tags: antioxidantsfunctional beveragesTohi VenturesUSlast_img read more

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Icelands Ölgerðin enlists Ball to design cans for its Ava brand

first_imgIceland’s Ölgerðin enlists Ball to design cans for its Ava brandPosted By: Jules Scullyon: April 05, 2019In: Beverage, Industries, Innovation, New products, Packaging, WaterPrintEmailIcelandic beverage company Ölgerðin has hired Ball Corporation to help design and produce cans for its Ava sparkling fruit water brand.On the lookout for new ways to increase its sustainability credentials, Ölgerðin decided to update its packaging material to a new format that has less of an impact on the environment.And with consumers in Iceland increasingly demanding smaller portions and more eco-friendly options, Ölgerðin has used Ball’s 33cl format, which features a high-definition printing technique.Available in berry and citrus variants, the Ava range is made with just Icelandic sparkling water and fruit. Ölgerðin brand manager Jóhannes Páll Sigurðarson said: “As activists for sustainability, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our footprint, and refreshing our packaging was the natural next step to achieve this.Ölgerðin has used Ball’s 33cl format, which features a high-definition printing technique.“By working together with Ball, we’ve not only been able to tick this box with the introduction of a sustainable new 33cl can format, we’ve also gained access to its experts’ valuable insight and guidance into how best to create our design on a can.”Christian Nilsson, sales manager Nordics, Ball, added: “We really appreciate working together with beverage companies like Ölgerðin who want to embrace their sustainability credentials and truly make a difference to the environment.“With canned water more popular than ever, it’s exciting to work with another customer who shares our values and wants to make the move to the favoured can format.”Share with your network: Tags: Ball CorporationIcelandlast_img read more

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Shut up and drive Option for Uber riders to avoid small talk

first_imgnews US news Share on Facebook This article is more than 2 months old Topics Some decried the change as a violation of ‘free speech’, while others worried about how it would affect their ratings US news Uber: US labor board calls drivers contractors in blow to labor rights Łuí (@LuisLovesGoats)last night my uber gave me a menu on what kind of ride i wanted , pic.twitter.com/SMBBV4kVpuFebruary 25, 2019 Share on Messenger Read more Share on WhatsApp ‘Shut up and drive’? Option for Uber riders to avoid small talk divides drivers Less than a week after a disappointing IPO, Uber is taking the guesswork out of whether to make friendly banter during your rides with a new “quiet” option on the app – the latest move from the tech world to digitize human interaction.In online posts and interviews, drivers were divided over the app’s new “conversation” section, which allows riders to choose “quiet preferred”, “happy to chat” or “no preference” before ordering a car. In a forum for Uber drivers, some categorically decried the change as a violation of “free speech”, while others said determining a rider’s needs can be a source of anxiety. Still others worried about how the feature would affect their ratings.Jay Cradeur, a driver who has completed more than 24,000 rides for Uber, told the Guardian the button was another step toward dehumanizing drivers.“It feels like they are just turning us into robots,” Cradeur said. “This feature is telling us to just shut up and drive, and as a human being, I don’t like being told how to do my job.” Since you’re here… Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebookcenter_img Shares222222 Uber Cradeur has gone from being a full-time driver to only driving occasionally after Uber has slashed rates for drivers in recent years. He says the change is another way for Uber to minimize the amount of skill required to drive on the platform. Uber has been transparent about its plan to incorporate self-driving cars into fleets in the future.“It used to feel like it took a lot of skill to maximize your revenue as an Uber driver,” Cradeur said. “Now they are taking away even the skill to have a good conversation.”Whether to chat with an Uber driver has long been a sticking point for passengers, and drivers have come up with creative ways to determine what level of conversation riders want or need. Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sat 18 May 2019 01.00 EDT Kari Paul in San Francisco This article is more than 2 months old Share via Email Uber has launched a new ‘quiet’ option on the app which allows riders to choose whether to chat.Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters Uber drivers whose rating falls below 4.6 stars risk being deactivated from the app, and ratings often depend heavily on driver-passenger interaction.“As a driver I always try to read the passenger as soon as they get in by asking them a few questions,” said Rebecca Stack-Martinez, an Uber driver in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. “But not every driver has the ability to read people, and we are always very worried about our ratings. This is one way we can improve our ratings, and one less thing to figure out in the span of a few seconds.”Forced conversation has come to feel like an extra layer of labor drivers aren’t compensated for, some say. Mohammad Sadiq Safi, a driver with Uber, previously told the Guardian that determining how to interact with passengers takes a toll.“It is too hard to give happiness to everyone,” he said. “Every passenger is different: someone is drunk, someone is happy, every person has their own issues and when they come into your car you have to deal with the situation, so it is hard for us emotionally.”Transparency about how ratings work and having more say in the system were demands central to Uber drivers’ strike ahead of the company’s IPO last week. Uber did not respond to a query regarding whether the silence feature would be added to UberX and other cheaper ride options.For years, a quiet feature has been “one of the most popular suggestions for Uber”, from both riders and driver said Ippei Takahashi, founder and CEO of the ridesharing discussion forum RideGuru.“Drivers will certainly not be offended if the user chooses the ‘quiet’ option, as most of them prefer to focus on their driving, which, of course, is their primary task,” he said. “Some outspoken drivers have shared that they don’t mind this option for themselves, so they can tell the riders they prefer to not talk.”When the rival service Lyft first launched, it framed drivers as buddies and rides as a social experience rather than one that is transactional. The company tried to push a tradition of riders and drivers “fist bumping” each other as the passenger enters or leaves the car. Riders were encouraged to sit in the front seat and make conversation.Since then, however, Lyft has also suggested it may implement a similar “zen mode” for its app that allows riders to request silence. Uber did not say whether it plans to expand the quiet option to other kinds of rides in the future. Last modified on Sat 18 May 2019 09.48 EDT Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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AM059 – Mind Mapping Software

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadHi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.Not everyone thinks in a linear fashion.  People with learning disabilities, people on the autism spectrum and many folks who don’t have an identified disability think in visual and spacial ways.  To help those visual and spacial thinkers and learners there are a number of software programs that use mind-mapping to gather and organize thoughts.  These tools allow users to move pictures or thought bubbles around a screen and then convert those maps into organized, written and linear text.  For a listing of some programs that use mind-mapping, check our show notes.For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com. That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.www.mywebspiration.comwww.inspiration.comwww.xmind.netwww.mindmeister.comHive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications http://bit.ly/LfJyq8Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedAM114 – Transition Travel Guide from GotTransition.orgAugust 2, 2013In “Accessibility Minute”AM088 – A11y – Computer AccessibilityFebruary 1, 2013In “Accessibility Minute”AM102 – Visual SchedulesMay 10, 2013In “Accessibility Minute”last_img read more

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Bath Lifts

first_imgImage Source: AbleData.comSome people with physical limitations may benefit from using a bath lift. A bath lift is a piece of assistive technology that makes it easier for people to enter and exit a bath tub. It’s basically a seat that moves to make it easier to get over the bath tub “wall.” The bath lift highlighted in this post is the Portable Bath Life, model 7189 by Patterson Medical.Portable Bath Lift, model 7189, is a hydraulic bath lift designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or lower extremity disabilities. Its hydraulic cylinder uses standard tap water pressure to operate. It has a one-piece contoured seat, a suctioned base, and non-corroding arms. The adjustable height seat rotates 360 degrees. The lift is latex free. The seat is 2 to 21 x 15 x 15 inches. The base is 20 x 26 inches. The maximum weight capacity is 200 pounds. This product is manufactured by Patterson Medical Holdings, LLC.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedTop 5 things to consider when designing an accessible bathroom for wheelchair users.June 11, 2014In “Independent Living”SureHands Lift and Care Systems for Independent LivingFebruary 9, 2011In “Products and Devices”Freedom Chair : battery-operated chair liftMay 9, 2017In “Independent Living”last_img read more

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Eyecontrolled wheelchair developed by teenagers

first_imgTwo teenagers from Duisburg, Germany have built a system which enables a wheelchair to be controlled by eye movements.  The two teens, Myrijam Stoetzer, 14, and Paul Foltin, 15, were inspired by the EyeWriter Project, which was built for Tony Quan by his friends.  In 2003, Quan was diagnosed with ALS and now cannot move any part of his body except for his eyes.  With the eye-tracking technology, Quan is able to create art.  And hopefully soon he, along with others, may be able to control a wheelchair with the affordable eye-tracking system developed by these teens.The eye tracker product consists of a safety glass frame, a standard webcam, and IR SMD LEDs.  In order to make the webcam work in all lighting conditions, they removed the IR blocking filter.  Here’s more technical information provided by HackaDay:The image processing is handled by an Odroid U3 – a compact, low-cost ARM Quad Core SBC capable of running Ubuntu, Android, and other Linux OS systems. They initially tried the Raspberry Pi which managed to do just about 3fps, compared to 13~15fps from the Odroid. The code is written in Python and uses OpenCV libraries. They are learning Python on the go. An Arduino is used to control the motor via an H-bridge controller, and also to calibrate the eye tracker. Potentiometers connected to the Arduino’s analog ports allow adjusting the tracker to individual requirements.Further, the video stream from the webcam is filtered to note the pupil’s position.  Once filtered, the pupil’s movement is transfigured into four presets: forward, reverse, left, and right.  The presets can then be adjusted using the potentiometers.  An enable switch is manually activated to ensure the wheelchair moves only when commanded.  They plan to replace this switch with tongue activation or possibly cheek muscle twitch detection.The teens recently placed first in a German competition; they also won a special prize since their project is an innovation for people with disabilities.Further details on this project are available on Myrijam’s blog.  They have already documented their project in a German PDF, and are working on translating it into English so individuals will be able to build the system themselves.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU333 – Ogo with Brian GallowayOctober 13, 2017In “Assistive Technology Update”Intel Unveils Connected WheelchairSeptember 16, 2014In “Products and Devices”ATU347 – GPS Navigation and Fitness Tracking for Wheelchairs – BriometrixJanuary 19, 2018In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img read more

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ATFAQ095 – Q1 Fall Detection and Alerts for bathroom Q2 – Discrete

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download Panel – Brian Norton, Belva Smith, and Josh Anderson – Q1- Fall Detection and Alerts for bathroom , Q2 – Discrete notification system for classroom , Q3 – Interactive Math and Graphing software, Q4 – Aegir Smartpen, Q5 – Text-to-speech for state assessment tests , Q6 – App Showdown – TalkBack and VoiceOver , Q7 *Wildcard question: Are passwords a thing of the past? Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATFAQ103 – Q1- inside navigation for visually impaired , Q2 – amplified phones, Q3 – zero-force keyboards, Q4 – converting math worksheets for screenreader access, Q5 – assistance getting into house, Q6 – Switching from Jaws to NVDA, Q7 – Wildcard question: balancing medical and developmental concerns when using assistive techJuly 8, 2019In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast”ATFAQ066 – Q1 Voiceover compatible video editing Q2 Differences between External HDDs Q3 Jaws with Mac Touch Bar Q4 Low cost no cost transcription Q5 Is special software required for transcription Q6 creating screenreader friendly math worksheets. Q7 Sources for AT news and trainingNovember 27, 2017In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast”ATFAQ039 – Q1. Braille production Q2. Portable Ramps Q3. Document Stands for Mobile Devices Q4. Magnification Apps for Android Q5. What is OCR? Q6 Handheld GPS Devices Q7. Wildcard Question: NestCam and Home Monitoring systems.October 10, 2016In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast”last_img read more

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Understanding the Differences in Quantitative and Qualitative Data Sets

first_img dataLiferayMarketing TechnologyQualitativeQuantitative Previous ArticleTechBytes with Matthew Hultgren, VP of Analytics at Marketing ArchitectsNext ArticleWhy Has Zuckerberg Taken a Bold Stride Towards Becoming a ‘Privacy-Focused’ Platform? In order to properly market to your audience and get buy-in from relevant stakeholders, you need to have data that supports your decision to move forward with a new campaign, implement a new automation system, etc. With the abundance of statistical measurements that can be used to make a decision, it’s best to separate the data into two categories — quantitative and qualitative — in order to avoid confusion, better segment data for analysis and draw appropriate conclusions. Qualitative vs Quantitative DataQuantitative data are numerical measures that help explain the current business situation, find trends and seasonality patterns within historical data and attempt to draw conclusions about what will happen in the future. These numerical measures are often presented as either a static number, a percentage or a ratio. In marketing, common forms of quantitative data include the number of page views, the conversion rate between lifecycle stages or the bounce rate from web pages. These measures have the advantage of both delivering insights and being easily manipulatable in databases. As a result, quantitative data is generally the more popular form of data within modern marketing departments.By contrast, qualitative data looks to identify engagement among users and find out why they took the actions they did. Interviews and small group sessions are common ways of acquiring qualitative data but new marketing technologies are providing marketers with a faster way to grab this data through measurements such as heatmaps, scroll depth and page journeys. Qualitative data is usually more scarce because it’s harder to obtain and typically requires deeper analysis than simply reading a number.Read More: How AI will Change the Game for Influencer MarketingWhy do we need both? Quantitative data gives us a factual idea of the present condition. That is, in all configurations and campaigns we have set up, quantitative data tells us exactly what we have going on. This type of data is useful when we want to know hard numbers for historical or current data, or when we want to troubleshoot and monitor systems. For instance, monitoring quantitative data such as the number of page views for a page on a weekly basis will give the marketer insight on when a page may be failing to load or has a lower number of views on average than others.However, the strength of the insights derived from quantitative data is completely dependent on the marketer’s ability to interpret this raw information. Quantitative data paints a picture of how we as a company are performing, rather than looking at how users interpret the information we send them or engage with us. While these data points are useful, they are meaningless unless we can provide some insight into what they mean and how they affect our marketing efforts.By contrast, qualitative marketing data tells us how the user is engaging with our brand and provides insights regarding their perceptions. This type of data is crucial in understanding whether our marketing campaigns and the way we present information to prospects and customers are working as intended. For example, we may know that we have 1,000 views of our home page but this won’t help us much if we don’t know how visitors are actually interacting with the content there.It could very well be the case that many of those “views” come from a single visitor refreshing the page multiple times in the hopes of loading it faster. Here, we see a mixture of needs from both qualitative and quantitative angles — we need quantitative data to tell us how many page views we are obtaining and qualitative data to tell us what users are interacting with on the page. By segmenting the data into these two categories, we get a clearer picture of what is going on and what we should do next (quantitative) but also why the numbers are the way they are (qualitative).Read More: 3 Ways Mobile Technology is Changing the Brick-and-Mortar ExperienceMarketing Use Case Scenario — Attributing LeadsIn order to attribute leads to a specific marketing campaign, we have to use both qualitative and quantitative data. To illustrate, field marketers create campaigns, obtain leads and then push those leads over to sales in order to obtain a conversion. Quantitative data allows us to analyze the number of leads obtained per campaign, which sources they are coming from (i.e. organic search, referrals, etc.), and whether or not they have ultimately, become a “closed-won” opportunity. These numerical records depict a static image of how the marketing campaigns performed.Once we have these numbers, the next step is to address the qualitative aspect of the process by looking at user engagement. It’s simple to say that organic search traffic accounted for 50% of lead generation within a given period but that data is of limited value if we don’t know what actually lead a prospect to become a lead. In other words, while the quantitative number tells us that organic search is performing well, we can use qualitative data to assess why that is the case. For example, if we find that the majority of users coming in through organic search traffic are viewing pages related to a specific blog and then bounce off the page, we can assume that the blog material is used for educational purposes. From there, we can recommend creating more marketing collateral on the blog’s original topic to inspire more traffic.By understanding the actions a user went through such as pages read, white papers downloaded or nurture campaigns experienced, we gain more insight into how to replicate successful results for the future and identify exactly what is peaking user interest. In other words, it’s only through combining qualitative and quantitative data sets that we gain a complete understanding of marketing success.Read More: Eye Rolls at Pre-Rolls: How to Escape the Trap of Annoying Ads Understanding the Differences in Quantitative and Qualitative Data Sets Chris EngApril 17, 2019, 4:00 pmApril 12, 2019 last_img read more

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Uniserve Announces the Appointment of Owen Morley as Chief Technology Officer

first_imgUniserve Announces the Appointment of Owen Morley as Chief Technology Officer PRNewswireJune 4, 2019, 4:42 pmJune 4, 2019 Marketing TechnologyNewsOwen MorleyPlentyOfFish MediaSeattle data centresTechnologyUniserve Communications Corporation Previous ArticleMagna Imperio Systems Selects Vertebrae for 3D & AR Sales EnablementNext ArticleSurveyMonkey Hires Autodesk Executive Debbie Clifford as Its New Chief Financial Officer Uniserve Communications Corporation (“Uniserve”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Owen Morley as its Chief Technology Officer.  Mr. Morley is a former Director of Infrastructure with a passion for technology, starting his career in 1998 with his own web hosting venture.  Owen later joined PEER1 Network as a Network Analyst and honed his skills and technique to quickly manage its Vancouver and Seattle data centres.  He then moved to PlentyOfFish Media, one of the world’s largest online dating sites where he was quickly promoted to Executive.  Since the start of his career, Owen has continually exemplified a strong work ethic, leadership abilities and diligence.  Owen is known for perpetually pushing the limits of technology and finding new ways to move forward.  Owen will bring two additional team members with him to expand the Company’s IT department.Uniserve’s President, Darren Nicholls, stated: “Owen fills the last spot in a revamped and revitalized management team.  We are very excited to have him join us and I think we can expect to see great things from Uniserve moving forward.”Marketing Technology News: AT&T Adding Interactive Public Service Locast App to DIRECTV and U-verse Video PlatformsUniserve Communications Corporation is a 2018 TSX Venture top 50 performance company.Uniserve is a unified communications company which has been in business for 30 years, combining voice, data and media services all into one seamless solution, one bill and one point of contact.Uniserve prides itself on world class customer service based in Canada.  When all else is equal, clients can trust Uniserve to have a great price, a great experience and to be a company that customers enjoy working with – we call it “ONE click, call, connect”.Marketing Technology News: Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2019This news release was prepared on behalf of the Board of Directors, which accepts full responsibility for its contents.Marketing Technology News: Mobiquity’s AdCop Finds Ad Fraud Lurking Below the Floorlast_img read more

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Utah Business Magazine Honors Domos Catherine Wong as a CXO of the

first_img DomoJosh JamesMarketing Technology NewsNewsSaaS pioneerUtah Business Magazine Previous ArticleUserful Secures First Funding Round to Accelerate Solutions Development for Enterprise AV-over-IPNext ArticleMarTech Interview with James Sandoval, Founder and CEO at MeasureMatch Utah Business Magazine Honors Domo’s Catherine Wong as a CXO of the Year Globe NewswireJune 12, 2019, 10:56 pmJune 12, 2019 Wong Recognized for Contributions to Utah’s Tech Industry and Diversity InitiativesDomo announced that its Chief Product Officer and EVP of Engineering Catherine Wong is a Utah Business Magazine CXO of the Year honoree.Utah Business recognized Wong for her accomplishments as a technologist and engineering leader who played a significant role in building two of Utah’s most high-profile SaaS companies – Omniture and Domo. At Domo, she spearheads the development of the company’s cloud-based operating system for business and new product offerings, overseeing engineering, product management and product design. She has a long history of technical leadership, earning numerous patents in data segmentation, data visualization and SaaS data collection.“It’s an honor to be recognized with so many incredible leaders and innovators across Silicon Slopes,” said Wong. “I’m proud to be a part of this group of executives who are committed to making the state’s tech industry more diverse, inclusive and innovative so we can continue to attract top talent to our state.”Marketing Technology News: Esri Software Powers Location Intelligence in Microsoft’s Defense System DemonstrationWong is also very active with local education institutions and organizations to encourage youth to pursue careers in engineering and computer science. She serves on the boards of the Women Tech Council and the College of Engineering at Utah State University.“Catherine is a SaaS pioneer and absolute rock star,” said Domo CEO Josh James. “I have had the privilege of working with her for almost two decades. When Domo was just an idea, I knew she had to be a critical member of the team, and I have been so thankful for her leadership, vision and friendship over the years.”Marketing Technology News: IBM Infuses Db2 with AI to Bring Data Science and Database Management Under One PlatformCatherine previously earned a Technology Leadership Award from the Women Tech Council, and was named a Woman of the Year by Utah Business in 2018.Marketing Technology News: Merkle Named 2019 Pegasystems’ Partner Excellence in Digital Transformation Recipientlast_img read more

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ET Deals TCL 4K HDR 49Inch TV 299 Dell Core i5 1080p

first_img This Is Where ‘The Man With the Golden Voice’ Ended Up The Most Offensive Video Game Characters of All Time ET Deals: TCL 4K HDR 49-Inch TV $299, Dell Core i5 1080p IPS Laptop $699, Overpowered GTX 1080 Ti Desktop $1,499 By Michael Sexton on July 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm Cartoon Episodes So Controversial They Were Banned Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. This Happens in Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and You Never Noticed Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 1 Comment Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu We Finally Understand Why ‘Criminal Minds’ Got Canceled Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Elisha Cuthbert Anymore Tarantino Has Written Multiple Episodes of Rick Dalton TV Series As July comes to a close retailers are starting to offer excellent deals on laptops and desktop computers as we approach the back to school season. Today there are several excellent deals on these systems, as well as a strong deal on a 49-inch 4K TV.TCL 49S517 4K HDR Roku Smart 49-Inch TV ($299.99)TCL’s S517-series of TVs feature localized dimming technology that reduces light bleeding and gives you an improved image with deeper blacks. This model also sports a 4K display panel and support for HDR for improved color, and right now you can get it from Walmart marked down from $599.99 to $299.99.Dell Vostro 14 5481 Intel Core i5-8265U 1080p IPS 14-Inch Laptop w/ AMD Radeon 530, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD ($699.00) Dell designed this system with a built-in fingerprint sensor to help keep your system safe from unapproved users. The notebook also has a capable Core i5 processor and an 1080p IPS display. It also has a low-end AMD Radeon 530 graphics processor that can run some games with low settings. Currently, it’s marked down from Dell from $1,418.57 to $699.00.Overpowered DTW3 Intel Core i7-8700 Gaming Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD ($1,499.00)Marked down from $2,099.00 to $1,499.00 at Walmart, this desktop offers exceptional power and performance relative to its price point. The system is known to have problems with insufficient ventilation and you may want to move the parts to a new case or install some additional case fans, but for what you get for the price few systems can match this one.Acer Predator Helios 500 AMD Ryzen 7 2700 17.3-Inch 144Hz 1080p Gaming Laptop w/ AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD ($1,299.00)This gaming laptop was built using desktop components and has exceptional processing power and performance as a result. It also features a fast 144Hz 17.3-Inch 1080p display, but don’t expect it to last long on battery. Right now the system is marked down from $1,879.12 to $1,299.00 from Amazon.Logitech Z313 Speaker System ($27.72) This affordable speaker system is marked down from Amazon from $49.99 to $27.72 and includes a 15W subwoofer that can produce deep bass notes that you can feel as well as hear. The two included satellite speakers each have a 5W power rating and will provide a clear audio experience.Audible 1-Year Gold Membership + $20 Amazon Credit ($119.50)If you’ve never tried Audible, then you may not know that it’s a popular audiobook service created by Amazon. Some people like myself use Audible on and off throughout the day to enjoy listening to books while also getting other important tasks done such as cleaning or driving in the car. Amazon is offering Prime members a year of Audible service marked down from $149.99 to $119.50, and a $20 Amazon credit is included in the deal. Also, as an Audible member, you will get discounts on books and credit each month that can be redeemed towards your choice of virtually any book on Audible.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at TechBargains.com. 1 Commentlast_img read more

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Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on Surface Book 2

first_img Tagged In microsoftwindowswindows 10bugsmicrosoft surfacesatya nadellaWindows 10 1903Surface Book 2Windows 10 2019 May Update Post a Comment 2 Comments Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on Surface Book 2 Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous By Joel Hruska on July 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm 2 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Iconic Movie Scenes These Actors Totally Regret Filming The Dangerous ‘Toy Story 4’ Scene One Million Moms is Protesting You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Celebs Who Were Sadly Killed By Their Fans Saying Goodbye to Johnny Depp Marvel Announced a ‘Blade’ Reboot and Here’s What We Know This is Where ‘Thor 4’ Will Take Place in the Marvel Timeline Microsoft has been forced to block the Windows 10 May 2019 update from its own hardware, due to incompatibilities with the GPUs used in its Surface Book 2. It’s the latest self-own from a company that promised its new methods of rolling out updates and patches would result in more consumer trust and fewer issues four years ago. So far, those promises have not materialized.Microsoft’s methods of testing Windows 10 have been broken for years. After Satya Nadella took over as CEO, Microsoft made QA changes that left programmers in charge of fixing their own bugs and turned Windows 10 users into voluntary beta testers via the Windows Insider program. Unfortunately, members of the Windows Insider program rarely use the OS as a daily driver (and Microsoft does not recommend doing so). This has been the explanation for how certain flaws have shipped on an ongoing basis.Microsoft has repeatedly shipped updates with significant problems, though the number of people hit by said problems has varied. We’ve seen the company push major updates that deleted decades worth of customer files, caused blue screens when certain USB devices were plugged in, and broke various other critical system components, including third-party antivirus utilities, System Restore, Windows Media Player, and file associations. The Windows 10 May 2019 update is already blocked on PCs that use USB storage and SD cards. Microsoft has made much of the fact that its overall incidence rate has declined over time, but has not addressed user concerns about the severity of some of the bugs it has introduced.From Microsoft’s compatibility warning page.In this case, as PCMag reports via ZDNet, a bug in the Windows 10 2019 update causes the secondary Nvidia GPU on the Surface Book 2 to vanish. Since the main reason to buy a Surface Book 2 is for the unique design that allows for an Nvidia discrete GPU in a thin portable with a detachable option, this is a major flaw. It is not clear why this flaw solely affects the Surface Book 2 but not the Surface Book. It appears to have been discovered as Microsoft gears up to push the May 2019 update out to larger numbers of customers, due to the large number of people still using the April 1803 update, which officially leaves support in November of this year.As a side note: Microsoft has also identified an issue with 1903 that causes gamma ramps, color profiles, and night light settings to stop working. I’m fairly certain this explains the distinct purple tint that’s been popping up on testbeds in between driver swaps and occasionally in the middle of reboots. We didn’t mention this in the Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 8GB review or the 5700 / 5700 XT review, but I’ve talked about it with several other publications and they’ve been seeing oddities around driver updates as well. If you do happen to run into this weird purple-tint issue, it can sometimes be solved by rebooting or by reinstalling a display driver. In one case, setting a specific color profile for the monitor I was using also worked. It causes the Windows 10 blue screen that pops up when you Ctrl-Alt-Delete to be a distinct shade of purple but does not harm performance (it does, however, wreck screen colors and is generally off-putting to look at).Now Read:Microsoft Includes Telemetry Update in Security Patches, Raising Fears About Company MotivesMicrosoft Kills Automatic Registry Backups in Windows 10Bill Gates: My Greatest Mistake Ever Was Letting Microsoft Lose to Android Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screenlast_img read more

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Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldnt Exist

first_img You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Tagged In sciencespaceastronomyphysicsblack holeshubblegalaxiessupermassive black holes Post a Comment 13 Comments Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldn’t Exist By Ryan Whitwam on July 13, 2019 at 8:20 am The Untold Truth of Brandon Lee Joaquin Phoenix Goes Bonkers In Three New ‘Joker’ Photos 13 Comments Conventional wisdom holds that most large galaxies harbor supermassive black holes at their centers. Scientists also believe that only so-called “active” galaxies should have visible accretion disc of matter, but the Hubble Space Telescope has found one around a black hole with unusually low luminosity. This galaxy might bend the rules a bit, but it offers an opportunity to study how the theory of relativity applies in the real world. NGC 3147 is a large spiral galaxy just a bit smaller than our own Milky Way. It sits about 120 million light-years away — you’ve probably seen pictures of it because it’s quite stunning. Active galaxies like quasars are easy to spot. The matter falling into them produces emissions across the electromagnetic spectrum, and the accretion discs are quite visible. Everyone thought NGC 3147 was far too dim to have a disc of its own, but a new analysis from an international team suggests otherwise. Hubble collected data from the central black hole in NGC 3147, which has a mass about 250 million times greater than our sun. The object turns out to have a thin disc of material similar to what you’d find around an active galactic nucleus. Observations from Hubble show the disc spins at about 10 percent the speed of light. Researcher Stefano Bianchi from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Italy says this discovery indicates the current models for low luminosity galaxies have “clearly failed.”This discovery could have far-reaching effects on the way we model galaxies and black holes, but it also could lead to a better understanding of the physics underlying supermassive objects. The fast-moving disc combined with the low apparent brightness of NGC 3147 could make it possible to test both general and special relativity. General relativity deals with the mechanisms of gravity in the universe, and special relativity describes the relationship between space and time. Since NGC 3147 is dimmer than a typical active galaxy, we can make out the accretion disc around it much better. The disc is inside the black hole’s powerful gravity field where scientists can study the way it affects light. Based on findings in NGC 3147, astronomers may now go on the hunt for other weakly active galaxies. Some may even be closer to Earth where we can make even more precise measurements to test Einstein’s theories.Now read:Cold Quasars Could Change Our Understandings of Galactic DeathAstronomers Capture Historic First Photo of Black HoleResearchers Use Supersonic Fluid to Test Hawking’s Black Hole Theories New TV Shows That Will Absolutely Get Canceled in 2019 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads Don’t Watch These Movies With Your Parents Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beardlast_img read more

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The Most Powerful CRM Software Powered by Fastbase is About to Launch

first_img B2B salescrmdigital marketingGoogle Analyticsmarketing automationMarketing TechnologyNews Previous ArticleSAS Showcases Regional Impact of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Flagship EventShowcases Regional Impact of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Flagship EventNext ArticleTips on Creating Instagram Story Highlights to Showcase Your Local Business source( Fishbat) The Most Powerful CRM Software Powered by Fastbase is About to Launch in June for 50 million Google Analytics users PRNewswireApril 22, 2019, 5:29 pmApril 22, 2019 Fastbase, Inc. is about to set new standards in the world of digital marketing and lead generation with the launch of what will be the future’s most powerful CRM system.The first version of the new CRM system will be released in the summer of 2019, and will be freely available to all 50 million Google Analytics users for free. Visitor data and web leads generated from the Google Analytics add-on will automatically feed, in real-time, into the user’s CRM system. The new CRM system will feature brand new capabilities for managing leads as well as built-in features for both assessing and predicting the best leads, saving businesses time with follow-up and sales.“The new CRM software will display the most relevant leads for any business regardless of industry or location. Contacting the right person at the right time is important for success; therefore, we have built-in data from Google Analytics and advanced algorithms to predict which leads are the best for businesses,” states Fastbase, Inc. Founder and CEO, Rasmus Refer. Marketing automation tools like Fastbase, Inc., have grown in popularity as businesses seek to automate sales and marketing initiatives to eliminate repetitive routine tasks.Marketing Technology News: Outreach Recognized as an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Sales Force AutomationCEO of Agency Management Institute and Forbes.com contributor, Drew McLellan emphasizes in the article Six Simple Steps To Mastering Marketing Automation the importance of lead generation and automation in marketing strategies, “Lead generation is the top priority for most CMOs that I talk to, so it’s not surprising that marketing automation software has gained such traction within the industry. It has the potential to make lead generation easier and more efficient than ever.” With Fastbase, Inc.’s new CRM system, CMOs will be able to automate inbound marketing and sales prospecting activities from one central platform. Additional information and updates regarding the new CRM system will be released in June 2019.Fastbase, Inc.’s wide portfolio of digital products are easy-to-use and implement and have transformed B2B sales and marketing strategies worldwide, enabling B2B businesses to contact their online leads in real-time. With access to billions of Google searches and with its ongoing analysis of digital footprints, Fastbase, Inc. will continue to provide Google Analytics users with invaluable data to discover new leads and engage new audiences to grow their business.Marketing Technology News: CoreMedia Partners with Zilker Technology to Provide Roadmap to Help IBM Customers Optimize eCommerce InvestmentsFastbase has already surpassed Salesforce, Hubspot, and Clearbit as the leader in analyzing online traffic behavior. Fastbase has continuously reached impressive milestones with one million top brands and companies using its software to identify, measure, and track consumer behavior online.There’s a reason why so many companies are flocking to Fastbase. As marketing leaders become reliant on analytics to track, measure, and optimize their ad spend, they’re looking for sophisticated marketing analytics tools that provide real-time behavioral insights. Enter Fastbase. Launched in 2016, Fastbase’s success has been propelled by its popular add-on to Google Analytics that can identify website visitors in real-time providing businesses with powerful insights into their website users’ behavior. The Fastbase Webleads software combines a website’s analytics data with real-time visitor information, allowing businesses to eliminate the guesswork around who is visiting their website.Fastbase, Inc.’s standard Webleads package is a free Google Analytics add-on that allows users to analyze basic web traffic and provides information such as the visitor’s website, company address, and phone number. The Webleads software provides a company’s visitor information for the past 90 days with all data available for download to CSV and Excel formats. Google Analytics users can easily access a detailed list of their website visitors for the past 12 months by signing in with Google AnalyticsMarketing Technology News:3CLogic Announces Microsoft AppSource Certification for Microsoft Dynamics CRMlast_img read more

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Connekt Rebrands as Connekt Technologies to Reflect Artificial Intelligence and Advanced TV

first_imgConnekt Rebrands as Connekt Technologies to Reflect Artificial Intelligence and Advanced TV Capabilities Globe NewswireJune 12, 2019, 7:28 pmJune 12, 2019 Company growth continues with the appointment of former Hulu and Condé Nast executive Steve DeMain as SVP, National Sales and TV PartnershipsConnekt, an innovative technology company activating smarter TV experiences that audiences love, announced that it is rebranding to Connekt Technologies. The change reflects the company’s AI-driven technologies that power the millions of smart TV ads, content and commerce experiences for its partners, which include LG, Audi, Eli Lilly, Papa John’s, ABC and others.Connekt Technologies changes the way TV advertising works. With research showing that 74 percent of U.S. households have a smart TV (Leichtman Research Group), the company’s “Overlay” technology enhances TV ads, making them more interactive and engaging. In addition, it equips viewers with more information, local options and offers. Connekt Technologies also powers first-of-its-kind proprietary data to advertisers, agencies and networks.“With streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video impacting the way consumers watch TV, there is a massive opportunity for marketers to disrupt TV advertising,” said Tripp Boyle, SVP of Connekt Technologies. “Our solutions bring all of the benefits of digital to linear TV — data, addressability and real-time performance insights, which are incredibly valuable assets to have in this ecosystem. Our AI-driven platform is also helping brands have accountability in the $70 billion TV advertising market.”Marketing Technology News: RedPoint Announces Digital Acquisition Platform for Targeted Ad ExperiencesConnekt Technologies helps advertisers, networks and manufacturers deliver unique solutions at the right time. Its unique data from millions of devices in near real-time results in increased TV ad engagement (who clicked what, where and when) and consumer attention (how long an individual viewed an ad).With their advanced TV technology:Advertisers can increase their ROI — targeting the most responsive audience powered by real-time data leads to added brand lift and turns TV ad viewing into an experience.Networks can offer advertisers new, compelling capabilities, such as direct response, local-national tie-in and targeted messaging. This added value also creates additional revenue streams.Manufacturers can add a recurring revenue annuity through a share in these newly created revenue streams, in addition to the subsidization of device pricing.Marketing Technology News: StarfishETL Introduces Multi-Language Wizard OptionsSteve DeMain has also been named Connekt Technologies’ SVP, National Sales and TV Partnerships. In this role, DeMain will be responsible for leading agency relationships, as well as building partnerships within the TV ecosystem. He was previously VP, Video Revenue at Condé Nast, where he was responsible for all video sales across its portfolio of brands, before serving as VP, National Sales and Brand Partnerships for Fresno Unlimited. Additionally, DeMain has held executive sales positions at Whisper App and Vessel, and was one of the very first salespeople at Hulu.“Connekt Technologies is at the forefront of TV advertising technology,” said DeMain. “The company’s solutions are uniquely positioned to make linear TV investments more targeted, engaging, transactional and measurable.”Marketing Technology News: Waze and Arrive Unveil Enhanced Trip Planner for Stadiums and Venues Artificial IntelligenceConnektNewsTV Partnership Previous ArticleCapgemini and ISAI Announce the Launch of a Fund for B2B Start-Ups and Scale-UpsNext ArticleCreatorIQ Announces $12 Million Series B Funding Round By TVC Capital, Affinity Group, And Unilever Ventures For Its Enterprise Creator Cloudlast_img read more

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Jetson Announces Launch of its SelfService Voice Commerce Platform

first_imgThe NYC-based company has developed an easy way for online businesses to create a voice-first marketplace in a matter of minutesJetson expands its intelligent, voice-commerce platform availability to include the entire eCommerce market. The company has announced a turn-key dashboard solution that enables merchants to upload products and create a multi-step conversational sales channel on Alexa and Google Home within minutes. Jetson is offering a no-risk free trial for two weeks for clients to test the platform, prior to subscribing.Voice commerce is expected to reach an estimated $80 billion revenue by 2023 (Juniper Research) and Jetson is preparing businesses of all levels for the opportunity to thrive and gain first mover advantage by adopting voice AI as a new sales channel. An NPR study has concluded that 118.5 million smart speakers currently exist within homes in the United States. When considering that voice-first ordering is three times faster than when customers use screen interfaces combined with the number of these devices held by consumers, the future points toward voice shopping holding strong utility.Marketing Technology News: Zeno Media and ADORA Cooperate on Strategic Marketing and Mobile App Content for Diaspora Listeners Jetson Announces Launch of its Self-Service Voice Commerce Platform Business WireJune 25, 2019, 10:40 pmJune 25, 2019 ecommerceJetsonNewsPeter PengSaasVoice Commerce Previous ArticleLeading Digital Fraud Prevention Provider Kount Partners With Engage People to Protect Customer Loyalty Redemption ProgramsNext ArticleFormulus Black Partners with Looker to Improve Data Science Team Productivitycenter_img “You can think of Jetson’s new SaaS dashboard as the “Shopify” of voice commerce, allowing existing online retailers who may already be selling products online through eBay, Etsy, or another eCommerce platform to easily come online and start selling through voice. By lowering the barriers of entry into voice commerce for online retailers, I believe that emerging brands can achieve first mover advantage in a new digital space and become a dominant player within just a few years. The early days of Amazon selling books on the internet is a prime example of how this phenomenon can occur. We hope our technology can help spark the voice revolution,” said Peter Peng, CEO of Jetson.Marketing Technology News: Top of Mind Networks Adds BombBomb Integration to Surefire CRMJetson’s dashboard makes implementing voice ordering simple for clients by requiring absolutely no coding. Merchants add menu or product catalog items to the platform and a natural voice dialog is intelligently created within minutes. Partners are able to maintain their branding with customizable dialog greetings and responses. Consumers are then able to transact across multiple platforms including both the Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The payment process is frictionless for customers, as they may securely make purchases using Jetson Pay. Further, their buying preferences are saved for future suggestions to be made and with analytics provided to the restaurant and retailer.Marketing Technology News: Yext Study: 58% Of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Marketers Say Their Marketing Management Strategy Needs Major Improvementslast_img read more

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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Has a USBC Glitch That is Causing Sluggish

first_img microsoftUSB Type-C Connector System Software InterfaceUSB Type-C portsWindows 10 USB-C glitch First Published: June 27, 2019, 4:00 PM IST Microsoft has confessed to having a bug in the Windows 10 1809 USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface (USCI), which can cause the operating system to shut down slowly. Speaking about it, Microsoft has said that apart from the extra one-minute sleep or shutdown process, the bug does not affect normal functionality of the USB Type-C on the machine. The system and the USB Type-C ports should continue to function properly after restarting the system.While it may not seem like a big deal, it can pose some real-time problems for people who work on the go and need to quickly pack up a laptop to make a move. According to The Inquirer, the bug is triggered if one decides to pop in or yank out a USB-C peripheral, charger or some other device when the machine is going into sleep mode or powering down. Doing that on an affected machine causes it to take 60 seconds longer to shut down or sleep. However, the bug does not affect the latest version of Windows 10 and those with a newer version than 1809 have nothing to worry about.last_img read more

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In Battle for West Bengals Bankura a Threecornered Fight and an Outsider

first_imgBankura (WB): The formidable organisational prowess of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress is up against a surging BJP and the last remnants of the Left in the land of red soil Bankura, once a fortress of the CPI(M).The Left has ceased to be a force to reckon with in many parts of the state, but still commands a good following in Bankura, according to political analyst Somnath Barat. The CPI(M) and the BJP can play spoilsport for each other here and end up dividing opposition votes, much to the delight of the TMC, Barat, also an editor of a local magazine, said.Both the CPI(M) and the BJP are playing on the fact that TMC candidate Subrata Mukherjee, a veteran in state politics, is from Kolkata, claiming that he would not be seen much if he wins the elections.Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has fielded Mukherjee, a minister in her cabinet, replacing actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen, who defeated nine-time CPI(M) MP Basudeb Acharya in 2014, riding on a TMC wave prevailing in the state then.Asked about the outsider tag, Mukherjee said, “The way Narendra Modi, coming from Gujarat, is nurturing Varanasi, I will also nurture Bankura in the same manner.”He told PTI that he is no alien to the district and 13 projects of the Panchayat department, of which he is the minister, are currently in the works here.Mukherjee had lost to Basudeb Acharya in 2009 as a TMC candidate, but had been able to significantly bring down the margin by which the CPI(M) veteran had won the 2004 elections. Acharya had got over 60 per cent of votes polled in 2004, but that came down to 47.66 per cent in 2009, with Mukherjee bagging a 36.71 per cent share.In the 2016 Assembly elections, TMC won five of the seven seats that makes up the Bankura Lok Sabha constituency, with RSP and Congress winning one each. BJP came a distant third in all the seats.Though BJP candidate Subhas Sarkar expressed confidence on wresting the seat from TMC this time after losing in 2014, Mukherjee refused to accept that BJP is his main opponent, saying how can a party which got a paltry share of votes in the last state elections be the main contender of TMC, seeming more adept at facing old foe CPI(M).Sarkar had polled 2.51 lakh votes in 2014, a 20.31 per cent share of the total spoils.CPI(M) candidate Amiya Patra, however, agreed that the BJP has increased its vote share in last year’s panchayat polls in the district at the cost of the Left, but hastened to add that this does not mean that the saffron party will be able to gain in the Lok Sabha elections.”Since we could not give candidates in many panchayats owing to TMC’s atrocities, people who are our traditional supporters voted for the BJP, but now they will vote for us,” Patra said.”It is up to the people to decide whether they will vote for an outsider following the experience they had with Moon Moon Sen,” he said, alleging that Sen was not available when people needed her and they had to communicate through district party leaders.However, TMC’s local leaders refuted the claims.atra is a resident of Taldangra, an assembly seat which he contested and lost to the TMC in 2016.”Given our vote share in the 2016 Assembly elections and what the BJP got, it is the BJP which will play a spoilsport for us if it manages to get a good number of votes,” Patra said.He claimed that the BJP candidate, a doctor by profession who owns nursing home in Bankura town, is a seasonal politician and is seen only during Lok Sabha elections.”After he lost in the 2014 elections, he was not seen in BJP’s campaigns in 2016 Assembly polls as also during the panchayat polls in 2018,” he said.However, BJP’s Sarkar, hopeful of turning the tables on the TMC and CPI(M) this time around, said there are several factors for his party to be optimistic about the Bankura seat.”Social injustice in panchayats in the Jangalmahal area, the TMC candidate being an outsider, a large percentage of CPI(M) voters having turned to us are some of the reasons that will see the BJP sail through,” he said.Sarkar said that people in the once Maoist-affected Jangalmahal area in Bankura, who voted for TMC to throw out CPI(M), are a dejected lot.”During last year’s panchayat elections, opposition candidates were prevented from filing nominations. Nepotism in granting facilities under various schemes to people, party colour dominating on who will get benefits, including land rights, are some of the reasons for people’s annoyance,” he said.The local TMC leaders denied the allegations and said that the indigenous populace have got in the party’s seven-and-half year rule what they did not since Independence.”Development has reached the doorsteps of poor people who would earlier regard a meal of only rice and salt as a feast,” said Jyoti Tudu, a party worker in a forested hamlet in Ranibandh.There are 16,44,523 voters in Bankura, of whom 8,37,195 are male, 8,07,319 are female and 9 from the other gender. They will be voting in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls on May 12 in 1,936 polling stations across the constituency.While Raghunathpur falls in the Purulia district, the rest six Assembly constituencies — Saltora, Chhatna, Ranibandh, Raipur, Taldangra and Bankura, that makes up the Lok Sabha seat, are in the Bankura district. bankura-s25p36BJPcongressLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: May 8, 2019, 10:23 AM ISTlast_img read more

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OnePlus 5T renders leak pairing rear fingerprint sensor with Galaxy S8 design

first_imgIt was recently revealed that the OnePlus 5 is completely out of stock in most markets around the globe, including the US and Europe, prompting the smartphone maker’s CEO, Carl Pei, to admit that demand for the device has been higher than expected. Alongside this news has been increased rumors about a OnePlus 5T, and while solid details remain slim, a pair of images of the supposedly upcoming phone have been leaked on China’s Weibo. Story TimelineOnePlus splits apps from OxygenOS for faster updatesOnePlus 5T with 18:9 display tipped for fall launchOnePlus OxygenOS phone data tracking raises privacy concernsOnePlus will begin limiting data collection, offer opt-out following privacy outcryAndroid Oreo is coming on OnePlus 3, 3T, beta out now The most noticeable changes are the relocation of the fingerprint sensor from the front of the phone to the rear, in turn allowing for much thinner bezels on the display side and an almost edge-to-edge screen. From the images shown, the OnePlus 5T looks almost exactly like an iPhone 7 from the back (minus the fingerprint sensor), while the front seems to resemble the Galaxy S8.The thinner front bezels suggest the rumored move to a 6-inch display with a 8:9 aspect ratio for the 5T. A change in design and screen like this could be a bit upsetting to users who bought the original OnePlus 5, which only launched this past summer, however the remainder of the phone’s specs are expected to stay the same.On the other hand, these could be leaks for an upcoming OnePlus 6, which would debut sometime next year. That would explain why OnePlus has updated the design, and in turn pair the phone with new internal hardware, while not upsetting original OnePlus 5 customers. The trade-off on this, however, is that it’s not clear if the OnePlus 5 will be produced again, meaning users may be in for quite a wait until the OnePlus 6.The good news is that we won’t have much of a wait to know which is the case, since if this is the OnePlus 5T, an announcement will likely follow in the next few weeks.SOURCE GizmoChinalast_img read more

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