Bhutia offers Kashmiri youth training stint at his school

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia today offered a training stint to reformed Lashkar-e- Taiba militant Majid Khan, helping the Jammu and Kashmir youth to pursue his football dream.Majid, who is considered one of the most promising football players from the valley, reportedly joined terrorist outfit LeT.However, the young goalkeeper surrendered to the authorities following his parents emotional pleas.In this regard, Bhutia, who runs the Bhaichung Bhutia Football School, wrote to the Jammu and Kashmir Football Association.”I felt concerned reading this news and hence I have spoken to J&K Football Association President to reach out to him and convey my offer that he can train with @BBFSchools in Delhi which will give him an opportunity at becoming a pro footballer. I hope #Majid accepts my offer,” Bhutia wrote on his twitter handle.The 22-year-old Majid, from Anantnag, had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba a few days ago.Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had also tweeted on the development.”Very glad to know that young Kashmiri #football player Majid Khan, who joined LeT, has left the terrorist group and returned. Good sense has prevailed,” Rathore had tweeted. PTI AH CM CMlast_img read more

How embedded projects run into trouble: Jack’s Top Ten – Number Ten

first_img4 – Writing optimistic code  3 – Poor resource planning  Continue Reading Previous Safeguarding boot code and other critical data: how little-known data protection settings in NOR Flash can help improve system reliabilityNext Conrad: new range of data loggers and sensors from Vernier International 8 – The undisciplined use of C and C++  Jack Ganssle () writes, lectures, and ruminates about embedded systems. His blog is here: . scaprile says: Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. David Letterman had his top ten list that he ran through each night. I, too, have a top ten list, but it is a compendium of how embedded projects go wrong. I’ll tease you, gentle readers, by going through it one item per week.So, here we go. Number ten on my list of how embedded projects run into trouble is…10 – Not enough resources allocated to a projectSure, a small embedded project can be done on the cheap, and they frequently are. Stuff a PIC10 with a few pages of code into a simple controller and a single developer using free tools can whack out the hardware and software in no time.But most embedded systems are sizeable. Starve the effort of people, money, tools, management support, and failure is all but guaranteed.Let’s start with tools. It’s puzzling that a $30k oscilloscope is not hard to justify, but the same team will be unable to spend a few grand for a software tool. People are expensive. Overhead is expensive. Failure is devastatingly so.But tools are cheap.A device that yields even a 5% productivity boost is worth on the order of $5k to $10k per year.I had this discussion with an old friend this week. The company he is consulting for isn’t willing to buy a commercial IDE for an MSP430, so he’s working with poorer tools. At his $150/hr billing rate any obstacle will cost the company big bucks. But those are future dollars, dollars that they don’t have to account for, at least in the present.Then there are people. Developers are so expensive that management routinely understaffs. Capers Jones showed that the average embedded project of 1 million lines of code needs about 2500 person-months of staff time, and costs $34m in salary and overhead. But, typically, management will figure on a much smaller group which will only, ultimately, increase costs.I saw a four-person firmware team trying to get a project of 250KLOC shipped. A year went by. Then another. Promises to customers were made and changed, again and again. Eventually the two-year schedule morphed into seven elapsed years. Their customers were very upset, management nearly apoplectic, and in the end the project cost about twice the industry average. Understaffing always results in higher costs.Aggravating the problem, developers are often tasked with mundane activities better left to support staff. Ironically, the computer revolution we helped usher in has turned us into secretaries. We do our own typing, filing, drafting, researching parts costs, and all the other activities that were once handled by lower-wage workers.Then there’s management support. A crucial role of a boss is to shield the team from anything that distracts them from getting the work done. Yet too often marketing droids incessantly tap on developers’ shoulder demanding a feature change. When I was a young engineer, sales would demand some new functionality, always chanting “I can’t sell this thing without that feature.”We figured that really meant “I can’t sell.”The boss’s role is in no small part to shield the developers from random feature requests.Then there’s money. In consulting the money issues are quite stark: bid a fixed price contract and watch the customer faint. They’re figuring on $10K but the effort will be an order of magnitude more expensive. “How can we make it cheaper?” is a valid question, but the truth is, firmware is expensive. Industry figures peg the cost from the start of a project to delivery at $20 to $40 per line of code.A colleague complained that his company couldn’t afford the $15k needed to buy a commercial RTOS, so his team would write their own. I checked: the commercial version was 6000 lines of code. Multiply that by $20-$40/line and that $15k looks like a blue light special.Firmware is expensive. If a company embarks on a project they need to admit the costs will be substantial and provide the resources needed to get it done properly. Penny pinching always winds up costing more.So that’s number 10 on my list. Going forward each item gets progressively more effective at project-killing.How embedded projects run into trouble: Jack’s Top Ten Countdown: 7 – Bad science  Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram 1 – Unrealistic schedules center_img “Glad to see you back!nThis magazine had been on the low-quality easy-writing marketing ad side of things for so long, I was ready to remove it from my list.” August 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm 2 – Quality gets lip service  1 thought on “How embedded projects run into trouble: Jack’s Top Ten – Number Ten” Log in to Reply 10 – Not enough resources allocated to a project  5 – Weak managers or team leads  9 – Jumping into coding too quickly  6 – Crummy analog/digital interfacing last_img read more

Andre Russell explains six-hitting spree: Don’t eat anything special, my mind’s free

first_imgAndre Russell has been in monstrous form with the bat for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League so far. The West Indian has scored a total of 207 runs from 77 balls in four matches and that too at a strike rate of 288.83 and an average of 103.50.Andre Russell has hit a total of 22 sixes from the 4 matches – 4 sixes vs SRH, 5 sixes vs KXIP, 6 sixes vs DC and 7 sixes vs RCB. In short Dre Russ (as Andre Russell is known to his legion of fans), has been winning matches for KKR with sixes and a sheer sense of intimidation.After Russell smashed an unbeaten 48 from 13 balls to help the KKR chase down Royal Challengers Bangalore’s target of 206 with 5 wickets in hand and 5 balls to spare, the ‘big-hitter’ was asked at the post-match presentation what does he eat to be able to hit so many huge sixes.Russell didn’t exactly answer the question but said that he no longer believes any cricket ground across the world is big enough for him. Russell though added that he had thought Australian grounds were too big but that he had surprised himself when he hit a few Down Under.”A few grounds in Australia and then I surprised myself there by hitting a few into the stands. No ground is big enough for me I guess, I just trust my strength and trust my power. I have good bat speed. I trust that as well,” Russell said.”Hand-eye coordination is the key (for low full tosses) as they aren’t easy to hit. I try short arm jabs as extending the arms can put you in trouble. Can’t explain much, rather show that on the field,” Russell added.advertisementLater in another interview with his KKR and West Indies teammate Carlos Brathwaite, Russell said that hitting as many sixes as possible was his only goal when he went out to bat against RCB.”I practice for just like these moments,” he told Brathwaite on iplt20.com.Russell though chose to finally answer the question on what he eats so that he gets the power to hit those sixes in the match.”To all the fans out here: I don’t eat anything special,” Russell said in an interview to KKR.in.Russell went onto to added that the secret of his big hitting lies in the fact that he goes out to bat with an open mind and it is all in his heart.”It’s just all in the heart and mind. My mind’s free,” Russell told KKR.in.All eyes will again be on Andre Russell on Sunday as Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Also Read | Andre Russell after destroying RCB with 7 sixes: No ground big enough for meAlso Read | Andre Russell’s mantra for success is simple: Hit as many sixes as possibleAlso Read | Shah Rukh Khan hails ‘Baahubali’ Andre Russell after KKR’s stunning victory vs RCBlast_img read more

WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC 4TH STREET SET FOR TUESDAY

first_imgMANY HISTORIC BUILDINGS LINE 4TH STREET IN SIOUX CITY AND MANY OF THOSE STRUCTURES HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY ASSOCIATED WITH THEM.TOM MUNSON OF SIOUX CITY’S PUBLIC MUSEUM SAYS A WALKING TOUR OF 4TH STREET WILL TAKE PLACE TUESDAY:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WALKING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE. ;13THE WALKING TOUR DOWN HISTORIC 4TH STARTS AT 5:30PM TUESDAY AT THE CORNER OF 4TH AND VIRGINIA STREETS.last_img read more

Ultras Malaya snubs Malaysia vs Thailand match

first_imgThe 20,000-strong ultras group has been one of the driving forces behind Malaysia’s succesful run in the tournament, leading the home fans’ cheers during matches. Head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee and his charges too has credited the group’s support for them, and the players would pay respect to the ultras by celebrating near them after every match. Southeast Asian Games Ultras Malaya snubs Malaysia vs Thailand final match in solidarity with ticket-less home fans Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 17:54 8/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ultras Malaya choreo, SEA Games, 26082017 Zulhilmi Zainal Southeast Asian Games Malaysia U23 v Thailand U23 Malaysia U23 The fiery group of Malaysia supporters will not be lending their voice and support to the hosts, when they take on Thailand on Tuesday. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Following the SEA Games gold medal match ticket fiasco, hosts Malaysia U23 are set to lose their home advantage, as their hardcore fans the Ultras Malaya has decided to give the match a miss altogether. In a Twitter post, the fiery group of supporters announced the decision, citing the need for solidarity with many of the home fans who could not get the final match tickets due to the SEA Games organisers’ decision to not sell them online. Esok curva tutup!All the best to our heroes in final match tomorrow. #solidaritipemainke12 #sehatisejiwa pic.twitter.com/oCDlffWZTg — اولتراس ملايا 07 (@ultrasmalaya07) August 28, 2017 The organisers’ decision led to many to start queueing up for the tickets on late Sunday night at the match venue and where the tickets are sold the Shah Alam Stadium, immediately after the announcement was made public. Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina On Monday afternoon, the fans erupted at the stadium, forcing the police to intervene and keep peace. Up until 7pm Monday, fans were still gathering at the stadium hoping that extra tickets would be made available. The ultras then made another post; urging those who failed to get tickets to the final, to instead save their money to join them at the Malaysia senior team’s Asian Cup qualifiers match against Hong Kong next week, to be played in Melaka on September 5.”Those who failed to get tickets, save your money for next week’s Asian Cup qualifying match. Let’s throng the Hang Jebat Stadium!”Yang mana gagal dapatkan tiket esok, kumpul duit anda untuk dibawa ke minggu depan untuk match asia cup. Ayuh penuhkan stadium hang jebat!— اولتراس ملايا 07 (@ultrasmalaya07) August 28, 2017 In a longer statement, the group explained the decision was not taken because of their failure to get tickets. However, it is to make a statement about the poor ticketing system that has failed the fans.”Ultras Malaya will not officially open our curva for tomorrow’s final match, as a sign of solidarity with our comrades and the other supporters who came from far and near to get tickets, but failed to purchase any because of the poor ticket sale system implemented by the organisers.”last_img read more

Toyota backs away from rare earth metals mine in Quebec

first_imgAPTN National NewsThey’re used in everything from light bulbs to smart phones.Rare earth metals are fast becoming one of the worlds’ most sought after resources.But extracting the metals is proving to be anything, but environmentally friendly.Algonquins in western Quebec are opposing a rare earths mine on their ancestral land where Toyota was a partner.According to APTN’s Tom Fennario the car company has backed away in this updated story that previously aired on APTN National News.last_img read more

France bracing for more protests despite retreat on taxes

first_imgPARIS — The concessions made by France’s prime minister in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations that have been rocking France over the past three weeks, seem to have so far failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and farmers now threatening to join the fray.A day after Edouard Philippe announced a suspension of planned fuel tax hikes that kicked off protests, the “yellow vest” protest movement showed no sign of slowing down on Wednesday. Students opposed to a university application system remained mobilized, trucking unions called for a rolling strike and France’s largest farm union threatened to launch protests next week.A joint statement from the CGT and FO trucking unions protesting a cut to overtime rates called for action from Sunday night.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Corus Entertainment gets Q2 profit boost from sale of pay television assets

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment says it had $102.2 million of net income in its fiscal second quarter — helped by a gain from the sale of its pay television group.The Toronto-based media company’s net profit amounted to $1.17 per share.That included $86.2 million or 87 cents per share from the sale of the pay television group.Corus Entertainment Inc shareholders approve $2.65 billion deal to buy Shaw Media IncCorus Entertainment to launch live events business, starting with two-day CMT Music Fest in JulyExcluding that and $6 million of integration and restructuring charges, Corus had adjusted net income of $20.9 million or 24 cents per share during the three months ended Feb. 29.Revenue was $197.7 million, up three per cent from a year earlier.In last year’s second quarter, Corus had a net loss of $85.86 million or $1.01 per share, mostly because of writedowns of some of its acquired assets. Its adjusted net income was $28.5 million or 33 cents per share. Revenue was $191.5 million.During the quarter, Corus announced that it planned to buy Shaw Media — which owns specialty TV channels and the Global television network — for $2.65 billion of cash and shares. That deal didn’t close until April 1, in the company’s third quarter. read more

UN rights expert on protecting children from exploitation set to visit South

Juan Miguel Petit intends to use the visit to examine the situation of rape and sexual violence against children, the trafficking of children into and through South Africa, and the use of children in prostitution, according to a statement released in Geneva in advance of his trip. He said he would also seek further information about HIV/AIDS in the context of these abuses. During his trip, which includes meetings in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban, the Special Rapporteur will meet with different sectors of South African society, including governmental and non-governmental officials working in the areas of child protection, as well as private individuals. The Special Rapporteur’s report, including recommendations to the Government and civil society, will be presented to the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva next March. read more

With annual lean season setting in UN appeals for funds to feed

With millions of people across Africa’s Sahel region facing the annual ‘lean season,’ already exacerbated by last year’s food crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on donors to make up a 70 per cent shortfall in funds needed to feed 3.3 million of the most vulnerable, well over half of them young children.“Every year is a crisis year for the poorest people of the Sahel,” WFP Regional Director Mustapha Darboe said of the affected countries – Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. “For too long this has been widely considered to be normal and acceptable. It is not. People should not be chronically short of their daily needs in the 21st century. “Last year’s crisis in the region, especially in Niger, was a wake-up call to everyone; invisible hunger and unchecked poverty kill people in West Africa,” he added.Of the $54 million WFP has sought to help tide millions of people over the precarious months between the exhaustion of their household food stocks and the new harvest, only $16.5 million, or 30 per cent, has so far been received. Many people are already feeling the lean season’s bite despite what was generally a good harvest across the Sahel at the end of 2005. WFP aims to supply supplementary feeding at nutrition centres and community health clinics, as well as to assist other post-crisis aid programmes. The Agency is particularly concerned that its operation to feed over 400,000 people in Mauritania is drastically short of funds and facing almost immediate breaks in food supplies. Of the $18 million required there, it has to date received just $920,000. A serious break in cereal stocks is looming as early as June.Mauritania has suffered successive years of drought which, combined with the ravages of the locust invasion of 2004, have eroded livelihoods and left many in the southern agro-pastoral zone living precariously.No country in the Sahel faces a more difficult lean season than Niger, where last year’s crisis has left a deep scar, pushing thousands of the poorest further into poverty and debt. Donor response is encouraging, allowing WFP to secure supplies for feeding centres until September but remains concerned that should food prices rocket upwards, many of the poorest will again find themselves in need of urgent aid. In Mali, WFP aims to improve the overall nutritional well-being of children under 5. In Burkina Faso, it plans to feed 43,000 children and 11,000 mothers in a bid to stem the alarming rates of malnutrition in a country where, some 40 per cent of children under five are underweight, compared with a global average of 18.6 per cent for acute malnutrition. read more

Oil rises on improving manufacturing housing data weather lifts natural gas

by News Staff Posted Jun 27, 2012 4:22 pm MDT Oil rises on improving manufacturing, housing data; weather lifts natural gas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Upbeat U.S. economic news boosted the price of oil Wednesday, while scorching temperatures lifted natural gas to its highest level in more than five months.Benchmark crude rose 85 cents to US$80.21 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, gained 48 cents to $93.50 per barrel in London.The U.S. Commerce Department said factories received more orders in May for long-lasting manufactured goods such as heavy machinery, computers and communications equipment. Oil and other energy products benefit from stronger manufacturing because they are used to help make and ship goods.The report helped ease recent concerns about slower factory production in the U.S.Separately, the U.S. National Association of Realtors said that Americans signed more contracts to buy previously occupied homes in May, which matched the fastest pace in two years. It follows other recent data that shows steady improvement in the housing market this year.“Once again, U.S. economic data is confounding the critics,” Price Futures Group oil analyst Phil Flynn said. “Maybe the economy isn’t so dreary.”Still, job growth remains tepid, consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth straight month and demand for gasoline remains weak as Americans worry about jobs and the overall economy.More immediately, Americans in the middle of the country worried about staying cool. Temperatures soared in Texas, Kansas and a number of other states on Wednesday. The hot weather is expected to extend eastward as the week goes along.That’s giving a boost to natural gas prices, which have been depressed most of the year because of a mild winter and overproduction. Natural gas rose seven cents to $2.774 per 1,000 cubic feet. That’s the highest closing price since Jan. 11. It rose as high as $2.946 earlier in the day.Oil traders will now keep a close eye on developments in Europe as government leaders meet to discuss the crippling debt crisis. Traders are uncertain what will happen during the two-day European summit, which starts Thursday. The goal is to work on solutions to the crisis has hurt economies within the eurozone and has filtered out to the U.S., China and other countries. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday that there would be no quick solution to the structural issues plaguing the continent.At the pump, the U.S. average for retail gasoline fell 1.4 cents overnight to $3.383 per gallon, according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service. That’s nearly 26 cents less than a month ago.In Canada, the price at the pump averaged C$1.228 per litre, down from $1.267 a month ago.In the morning, the U.S. Energy Department said the country’s crude oil supplies fell by 100,000 barrels to 387.2 million barrels, which is 7.7 per cent above year-ago levels. Gasoline supplies grew by 2.1 million barrels to 204.8 million barrels. Demand for gas over the four weeks ended June 22 was 4.8 per cent lower than a year earlier.In other trading, heating oil increased 1.72 cents to $2.5937 per gallon and wholesale gasoline fell 2.47 cents to $2.62 per gallon.———(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) read more

Watch BBC presenter grabs a stack of paper instead of iPad on

first_img(Twitter/@simonmccoy)Read:  Here’s why TDs and Senators can’t update their iPhones and iPads to iOS7 >More: 17 brilliant paintings my mother made on her iPad > WHILE NOT ALL of us are very tech-savvy, we can usually tell the difference between a stack of paper and an expensive tablet computer.However, Simon McCoy was caught up in the “rush of live news” as a BBC spokesperson put it, and accidentally grabbed a ream of printing paper instead of his iPad.If he did notice while on-air, he hides it very well. The BBC said “he simply went with it”.(YouTube/AVMusic)The moment was very à la Anchorman, even more so when you see what McCoy tweeted just two hours before hand.last_img read more

Runners best friend

first_imgFour-legged runners will join their two-legged counterparts to take part in the Penny Marathon, a run, cycle and roll event held in Athens and Sydney every year to raise awareness of stray, abused and neglected cats and dogs. Among the participants will be Marko, a former Greek stray dog and now seasoned marathoner, who will run 10 kilometres with his owner in support of all the animals still looking for the love and warmth of a forever home. “My partner found Marko when he was on a trail run on Mount Ymittou in Athens one morning,” says Julia Douni. “This three-month-old stray pup appears out of nowhere and runs the entire 12-kilometre course with him. It was as if he knew that this was his chance at a family and had to keep going to prove his worth.” An hour later, the pup is sprawled at the runner’s feet, dipping his head to take a sip of water. “He had a look of ‘Did I pass the test? Will you take me with you?’ and the next thing he’s on Niko’s motorbike, ears flapping in the wind, headed home.” That was the summer of 2009. Today, Marko is an integral part of the family. He regularly enters running races and competitions with his owners, has travelled to all of the mountains of Greece, has thrown himself into rivers, lakes and beaches, and has best friends to whom he is loyal and defends. He is one of the lucky ones. Some figures suggest there are half a million stray animals living in the city and rural streets of Greece, as Marko did as a pup. The reality for these animals is a far cry from the iconic images of cats set against potted flowers and white-washed buildings on Greek islands. If you scratch the surface, you will be instantly confronted with the brutal truth of puppies and kittens found dumped in garbage bins, mass poisonings in public parks, and other images of cruelty and neglect. Government support is next to non-existent and Greek laws governing animal abuse – fines of up to 30,000 euros for an incident of abuse – are mocked by authorities. The survival of these animals is left in the hands of desperate volunteer groups operating with no funding, and those compassionate enough to provide the occasional handful of food and water or to stop their car to help an animal writhing in pain by the side of the road. It is this reality and the need for change that drives participants to enter the Penny Marathon, especially those who have adopted a former stray and whose lives have been touched as a result. Sadly, for every Marko that is adopted in Greece there are hundreds of thousands that never will be. These animals are largely left to fend for themselves. Beyond the need to find food and shelter every day, there’s also navigating the pitfalls – not getting hit by a car, not falling victim to poison, not falling into the hands of violent and sadistic people. On Sunday, 13 July, Julia and Marko will be running alongside Marilia Politis and her dog, Bowie, in Athens, for the second consecutive Penny Marathon. In 2006, Marilia came to hear about the then one-year old Bowie through a friend. “He was in a terrible state when he was found. He had been badly hit, had severe infections and was very sick. I agreed to mind him for a few hours and, well, that was eight years ago and I haven’t looked back,” says Marilia. “Everything changed the day he entered my life. I have learnt many things about myself, about dogs and, unfortunately, about what human beings are capable of doing too,” she adds. For Julia and Marilia, the Penny Marathon is a way to join forces with like-minded people. “People who have certain sensibilities, people who hurt and cry without shame for all kinds of injustice and abuse (people or animals, there is no difference for me), and people who are willing to exhaust themselves physically and emotionally to get a message across,” explains Julia. “It’s for this reason that I choose to unite myself with this cause in the understanding that a collective voice delivers a louder message and one that it worthy of earning the respect of all. Miracles cannot happen overnight but I genuinely hope that, with time, we will succeed to make a change.”The Penny Marathon advocates for adoption, neutering and spaying of stray and unwanted companion animals in Greece and Australia. It also honours the work of volunteers who try to save the lives of these animals. More information is available at www.pennymarathon.com* Ellie Prodromou is a Greek Australian and a co-founder of the Penny Marathon. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le jeu vidéo sest largement dématérialisé en 2011

first_imgLe jeu vidéo s’est largement dématérialisé en 2011En 2011, les ventes de jeux vidéos dématérialisés ont détrôné les ventes de jeux physiques qui se trouvent en perte de vitesse.Les téléchargements de jeux sont désormais plus importants que les achats de supports physiques. Selon une étude réalisée par un cabinet japonais, les logiciels de jeux vidéo vendus en boîte et sur un support physiques représentent à présent moitié moins que les nombreuses applications qui peuvent être téléchargées dur la Toile.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?D’après la société nippone Enterbrain, les jeux en ligne – qu’ils soient téléchargeables ou non -ont atteint une part de marché atteignant 58% des ventes totales, en 2011. Les jeux vendus sur des supports du type disque optique, carte-mémoire ou cartouche ne représentent donc que 42% du marché. Dans cette industrie, les ventes mondiales représentent un chiffre d’affaires de 50 milliards d’euros.L’essor des tablettes tactiles, smartphones, ainsi que les ventes de consoles portables équipés d’un accès à Internet ont fortement contribué à ces résultats. Enterbrain appelle “nouveau segment du divertissement” ce secteur en pleine effervescence qui est parvenu à détrôner les supports physiques pour la première fois. Et il ne faut pas non plus négliger les téléchargements gratuits d’applications qui visiblement ne sont pas comptabilisés. Ainsi nous constatons que le jeu vidéo dématérialisé s’est largement répandu ces dernières années.Le 24 mai 2012 à 19:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

first_imgMIAMI — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to Florida to help with search-and-rescue operations Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.“I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott said.He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and “I don’t think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn’t overturned.” Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland.The scale of the damage inflicted by Irma on Sunday began to come into focus as the hurricane weakened to a tropical storm and finally pushed its way out of Florida, but not before dealing a parting shot by triggering severe flooding around Jacksonville in the state’s northeastern corner.Around midday, Irma also spread misery into Georgia and South Carolina as it moved inland with winds at 50 mph.One death in Florida, that of a man killed in an auto accident in the Keys during the storm, was blamed on Irma, along with one death in Georgia. At least 36 people were killed in the Caribbean as the storm closed in on the U.S. mainland.The governor said that the damage along Florida’s southwest coast in such places as Naples and Fort Myers was not as bad as feared. But in the Keys, he said, “there is devastation.”last_img read more

Pep pleased with Jesus despite goal drought

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed he is delighted with Gabriel Jesus despite the striker’s ongoing goal scoring drought.The Spanish manager remains unconcerned by Jesus’ struggles in front of goal, insisting the striker’s all-round contribution to the Premier League champions is crucial.The Brazil international’s winner at Southampton in the final minute of last season ensured City finished with 100 points with the 21-year-old’s campaign scoring 13 goals from 29 league matches.However, the early months of this current campaign has been full of toil for Jesus, who has just one Premier League goal, which came in the 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town back in August, from nine appearances.Seven of those nine appearances have been as a substitute, however, and Guardiola was deeply impressed by the striker’s performance during Thursday’s 2-0 League Cup win over Fulham.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course he needs a goal, the strikers they live for that, but the performance was excellent,” said Guardiola, according to the club’s official website.“A lot of movement without the ball and people don’t realise the help [that gives] to the other guys.“He’s a guy who gave us a lot, but he’s still a young player, he can improve, he can be calmer inside the box, but he has the desire and that’s why he’s extended his contract here for many years.“We’re going to try to help him. I’m so satisfied with the way he’s playing this season, but of course, strikers need a goal to be completely ‘okay, I am there’. But we are in November and many things are going to happen in the future.”last_img read more

Assemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair BacktoSchool Kick Off

first_imgAssemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair & Back-to-School Kick Off 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)  – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will host her annual Health Fair and Back-to-School Celebration on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the O’Farrell Charter School, 6130 Skyline Drive, San Diego. This event is free and open to the public.The community is welcome to bring family and friends to this free fun-filled event, which will include a wide variety of health screenings, educational activities and a back to-school backpack giveaway. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about programs and resources to help improve their health and quality of life.Saturday, August 11th – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.6130 Skyline DriveSan Diego, CA 92114 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 10, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Shirley Weber FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 10, 2018last_img read more

Working in Clark County Jan Asai Columbia Dance Studio director

first_imgJan Asai, a dancer all the way through college, is passionate about the arts community in Vancouver. She worked as an accountant, then helped launch a nonprofit dance studio in retirement. With the support of her husband, Winston, she has been able to devote herself to volunteer activities. “At the end of the day,” Asai says, “I feel so blessed.”Name: Jan Asai, 360-737-1922.Job/employer: Volunteer executive director of Columbia Dance Company.Age: 63.Professional background: Retired accountant for several companies, taught accounting at Clark College and last worked as general manager at T.H.I.S. Computer Solutions until it closed in 2003.Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Oregon State University, and is a certified public account.Residence: Felida.One word to describe yourself: Passionate.How it started: I had been a dancer all the way through college. When I was in my mid-30s I was looking for a dance studio for my 5-year-old daughter. I enrolled her at the Academy of Ballet Arts studio and I started taking lessons from Wendy de la Harpe, the jazz teacher. De la Harpe wanted help to start putting on performances. In early 1989, the two of us founded Columbia Dance and in September we were granted nonprofit status. We started looking for inexpensive space for classes and rehearsals in vacant buildings downtown. We moved a lot. After de la Harpe returned to her native South Africa, I hired Jan Hurst, a dance teacher from Portland, in 1996. Hurst bought the building at 17th and Broadway. … The remodeling estimate escalated to $650,000 and three years. My lead donor was Leslie Durst (a philanthropist and supporter of the arts), which helped me to get grants from Murdock Trust and Meyer Memorial Trust (for some of the cost).Most challenging part of job: As I was getting started, I did not know how I was going to raise the money. Today my challenge is how to continually improve, from our bookkeeping practices to increases in staff. We are trying to build for the future, something beyond my time with the company.last_img read more

82 of employers are aware of the Fit for Work service

first_imgMore than eight in 10 (82%) HR professional respondents are aware of the government’s Fit for Work service, compared to 70% ahead of the service’s launch in 2015, according to research by PMI Health Group.Its survey of 71 HR managers and directors in medium to large organisations also found that less than a quarter (21%) of respondents report using the Fit for Work service.The research also found that 60% of respondents believe that the service places too much focus on fitness to work rather than early intervention measures and phased returns to work.More than two thirds (68%) of respondents find the free health advice offered through the service useful.The Fit for Work service provides free work-related health advice via a website and telephone line. It also enables employees who are on long-term sick leave to be referred to an occupational health professional by their GP or employer to create a return to work plan.Mike Blake (pictured), director at PMI Health Group, part of Willis Towers Watson, said: “It would have been fair to expect an increase in awareness of the Fit for Work scheme to have gone hand in hand with a reasonable level of participation but this clearly hasn’t happened.“Part of the problem may be that employers must wait until an employee has been absent for four weeks before referring them to an occupational health professional. Many employers opt for early interventions, which can be so important in tackling long-term sickness absence, and they may be pursuing a course of action that does not easily include the Fit for Work service.”last_img read more

Report Ketchikan Flightseeing Plane Was Equipped with Adequate GPS Tech

first_imgA federal accident report says a sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous site near Ketchikan, killing all nine on board, was equipped with technology to provide better information about the terrain.The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report was released today (Tuesday). The deHavilland DHC-3 crashed June 25 on a steep cliff about 25 miles from Ketchikan, killing the pilot and eight cruise ship passengers. The report drew no conclusions about the cause of the crash.The NTSB has removed from the wreckage instrument panels that are part of a terrain-avoidance technology known as the Capstone program.The program generally provides GPS technology that allows pilots to see on cockpit displays concise information about terrain, other aircraft and weather.last_img read more