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SC Villa host struggling Black Angels

first_img Tags: paidha black anglesSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop Villa defeates Vipers 3-1 in their last game (file photo)NAMBOOLE – SC Villa host struggling Paiah Black Angels at Mandela National Stadium as the Uganda Premier League resumes.SCViila are fresh from disciplining Kitende based club SC VIPERS 3-1 on Saturday while Paidah fell out at Buhinga against Tooro United 1-0.It should be noted that Paidah suspended head coach weeks ago because of misconduct and Charles ‘Kadidi’ Ssenyange will lead the technical bench.In the last encounters between the two teams, Villa and Paidah shared spoils in Arua at the Green Light Stadium.Team newsBashir Mutanda will again be Bamweyana’s main man as he seeks to add to his goal tally with Joseph Semujju, Pius Wangi, Albert Mugisa and new signing Emmanuel Kalyowa also in support.Samson Kirya and Nsubuga will not feature in the game because they still have injuries.Floribert Pithua and Julius Malingumu are sidelined due to injuries for Paidah black Angels.Match factsA win for the Blues could see them jump to 10th on the log while Paidha Black Angels could leave the league bottom with maximum points if results go their way.The two teams are facing off for the second time Oafish having qualified to super league.SC Villa is 12th on the table with 18 points while Paidha is 16th on just nine points.Comments last_img read more

VIDEO: Warriors’ Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s big game in 113-105 win versus L.A. Clippers

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors didn’t need their two-time league MVP Stephen Curry to have a big game to take care of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. For many teams in the NBA that might be an issue but not when you have Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to pick up the slack. Durant and Thompson combined for 65 of the team’s points in the 113-105 win.Thompson was particularly hot early scoring on his first seven attempts. He would end the game with 32 points. Klay’s hot hand had a positive effect …last_img read more

5 Examples of Apple’s ARKit Already Changing E-commerce

first_imgAR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging … Related Posts Michael Quoc is the founder & CEO of Dealspotr, an open shopping platform bringing together up-and-coming brands, influencers, and savvy shoppers around today’s best deals. He was previously the Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s media lab, spearheading the launch of several innovative live video and mobile social networking services. Michael has been awarded nine patents relating to mobile and social network applications and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelquoc. With the release of iOS 11 this fall, Apple unleashed AR on anyone running an iPhone 6 and above. And e-commerce brands are racing to offer those iPhone owners new ways to interact, discover, and buy their products with AR technology. Here are five examples of how ARKit is already transforming the e-commerce retail experience.1. Furniture ShoppingWith concerns about fit, color, and more, furniture shopping is a perfect fit for AR. Ikea Place is one of the big name brands using Apple ARKit. Their app lets users virtually place IKEA products in their home, with buttons for saving an item or adding it to the shopping cart. In a stunning display of AR’s capabilities, the app automatically scales products to the room with 98 percent accuracy.AR apps that virtually measure objects or a room can further help shoppers make the right choice. Unbranded furniture dropping apps, like this one by developer Asher Vollmer, help users completely design and stage a room with multiple pieces of furniture.2. Delivery and Shipping LogisticsLarge retailers can use AR to transform how they organize their warehouse for optimized workflow. Shipping, packing, and restocking can become more accurate and efficient. Through arrows and information overlays, AR can help employees quickly identify which objects to ship according to delivery times instead of having to read tiny labels.On the delivery end, shippers can use AR instead of scanning devices, minimizing the need to click a button. They can quickly hold up an iPad to determine which box needs to be delivered from their truck, or use an iPad to navigate through an apartment building.3. Video Games and ToysWith AR, some retailers can forget shipping altogether. For example, video games can now be sold without a console, as demonstrated in this demo from Directive Game. Their “The Machines” game only requires a flat tabletop and an iPad running ARKit to play.Companies selling more traditional, physical games or toys can use AR to further entice customers. Imagine a virtual catalog that shows you building a LEGO set on your kitchen table, Barbie dolls interacting in your bedroom, or playing Minecraft in your kitchen sink. The possibilities are endless.4. ApparelClothing retailers were one of the first to jump on the AR bandwagon. Early adopter Uniqlo has used AR in their stores since 2012. Fitting room mirrors include a LCD screen so shoppers can quickly try out a top in different colors.E-commerce marketplace Redbubble sells custom print-on-demand products. Their AR app shows shoppers how the products will look in their homes. Instead of relying on the website’s product image gallery, shoppers can see how the colors of their new sham pillow match the rest of their furniture collection, or decide whether they like the way a t-shirt looks on them.5. Cosmetics and Beauty ProductsOne of the toughest things about buying cosmetics online is the discrepancy between how the product looks on the website with perfect lighting on a model and how it looks on your face in the real world. That’s why Modiface created a virtual AR makeup counter. Customers can experiment with different looks and products so they buy the right shade with confidence.ConclusionIf you work in e-commerce and you’re not already developing an ARKit app, you’re behind. ARKit gives you an unique opportunity to help consumers fall in love with your brand, and increase their confidence during the buying process. Michael Quoc is the founder & CEO of Dealspotr, an open shopping platform bringing together up-and-coming brands, influencers, and savvy shoppers around today’s best deals. He was previously the Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s media lab, spearheading the launch of several innovative live video and mobile social networking services. Michael has been awarded nine patents relating to mobile and social network applications and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelquoc. Michael Quoccenter_img Few Industries will not be Transformed by AR an… How AR and VR Will Enhance Customer Experience How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your…last_img read more

On board cancer train with hope & prayer on lips

first_imgLying on a bench at the Bathinda railway station, sexagenarian Gurjant Singh waits to board the Abohar-Jodhpur passenger train. He, however, is not the only one waiting. As the train chugs into the platform, people rush to claim their seats. Those who are unsuccessful settle down on the floor. Soon, the train plunges into an eerie silence. For many of the passengers, it is another routine journey, wrought with hope and despair.Welcome aboard the “cancer train”. The train commences from Abohar and leaves from the Bathinda station at 9:30 p.m. every day to reach Rajasthan’s Bikaner, where patients undergo treatment at the Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Centre (RCC). A majority of the patients are from the Malwa region of Punjab.For want of moneyRCC is a State government-funded cancer hospital and is supported by a private charity trust called the Acharya Tulsi Shanti Pratishthan. The hospital is fast becoming the only affordable option for the poor, who are driven into debts while meeting their treatment expenses.“My father [Gurjant Singh] is suffering from esophageal cancer [cancer of the food pipe]. Since last December, I have been taking him to RCC for his monthly chemotheraphy sessions,” says Kushwinder Singh, who along with his uncle is accompanying Mr. Gurjant.Mr. Kushwinder points out that he spent nearly ₹30,000 on his father’s treatment at private hospitals in Bathinda. Now, he is under a debt of over ₹1 lakh.“Treatment is expensive. I divide my time between farming and taking care of my father. My younger brother, who goes to school, is also my responsibility…All this is not easy,” says Mr. Kushwinder.Facing similar hardships is the family of Jagpreet Singh (13), who was diagnosed with blood cancer two years ago.“We spent over ₹1 lakh at local private hospitals, and then gave up. RCC was the only option for us,” says Jagpreet’s father Guradeeta Singh (47), a farmer from Kot Shamir village. He adds that he incurred a debt of nearly ₹5 lakh while funding his son’s treatment.Agro-chemicalsExperts say this “cancer train” symbolises the adverse impact of the Green Revolution on public health in Punjab. The rise in cancer cases in the region can be attributed to the indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals.Lakhwinder Singh, a professor of economics and coordinator at the Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies at Punjabi University, Patiala, says, “Punjab is the leading State in terms of consumption of fertilisers and insecticides. This is leading to various diseases, especially in the cotton belt of Malwa.”According to a survey conducted by the government, cancer claimed 33,318 lives in the State between 2008 and 2012, out of which 14,682 were in the Malwa region alone. Research has revealed that the soil in this belt is high in Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), nitrates, phosphates and uranium, which gradually make way to agricultural produce.Agro-chemicals also affect fertility and can lead to mental disorders in infants.“Pesticides lead to neural tube defects, and can cause stunted growth and mental disorders in infants. There have been reports of reduced sperm counts, spontaneous abortions and premature deliveries from some belts in the State,” points out Shantanu Nevrekar, a visiting scholar at Punjabi University.Umendra Dutt, a member of NGO Kheti Virasat Mission, says drinking water crisis and depletion in the groundwater levels are also leading to health problems in the State.Dr. M.K. Mahajan, Director, Advanced Cancer Diagnostic, Treatment and Research Institute, Bathinda, attributes changes in lifestyle and food habits as the other leading causes of cancer. “Smoking and tobacco consumption, which cause cancer, are rampant in this region,” he says.Mr. Lakhwinder points out that the State government is not providing enough support to patients.‘Lack of govt support’“The government should not only provide financial support to patients but also look after their food, health and educational needs,” he says.At present, the Punjab government runs the Cancer Rahat Kosh (Chief Minister Cancer Relief Fund) scheme, which provides free treatment and medicines up to ₹1.5 lakh. Data show that 36,788 people have applied for the scheme since 2012. Dr. Mahajan asserts that ever since the scheme was launched, fewer people have been visiting RCC.Further, with the opening of the Advanced Cancer Diagnostic, Treatment and Research Institute in Bathinda and other cancer hospitals in the State, the demand for RCC has reportedly gone down.“There are not as many passengers on the cancer train as it used to be a few years ago,” says Lal Meena, the Travelling Ticket Inspector who has been serving on this route for nearly three years.Poor patients, however, feel that the amount provided under the cancer scheme is too less. “Treatment expenses usually cross the ₹1.5-lakh limit. What do we do then?” asks Harnek Singh (44), another passenger on the train.“I quit my job as a daily wage farmer after I got diagnosed with mouth cancer. My wife now works as a domestic to meet my treatment expenses,” says Mr. Harnek, as he breaks into tears.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd table offer for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar

first_imgMan Utd table offer for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have launched a bid for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, it has been revealed.United are in the market for a new centre-back and have been linked with a number of defenders, including Roma’s Kostas Manolas.The Greek is available for £30million, and Manchester United are apparently keen, but according to TuttoMercatoWeb they have now turned their attention elsewhere.Skriniar, 23, is highly-rated, and it is believed Inter Milan would be prepared to part company with the defender should they receive a good price for him.United feel €60m is enough to get the deal done. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoBrighton midfielder Steven Alzate withdrawn from Colombia U23 squad

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton midfielder Steven Alzate withdrawn from Colombia U23 squadby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Steven Alzate has been withdrawn from international duty for Colombia.Colombia have agreed the versatile Alzate, who was called into their under-23 squad for two friendly matches against Peru in Lima, should remain with Albion for treatment on a minor injury.Alzate, who signed a new contract on Friday, came off in the 88th minute in the 3-0 win over Spurs yesterday. Alireza Jahanbakhsh is also out of Iran’s squad due to injury. last_img read more

Open banking holds promise but cybersecurity fears loom for Canadian banks

first_imgTORONTO – As banks work to fortify their cybersecurity defences amidst a growing number of data breaches, they are also exploring the promise of so-called “open banking,” a concept that could finally disrupt the staid financial services industry.Customers have increasingly moved away from physical branches towards online and mobile apps, but banking has yet to reach its “Uberization” moment, one that breaks down traditional models to usher in new innovations, as Uber has done for the taxi industry.Open banking — granting third-parties like financial technology startups access to bank data to develop innovative apps — could be such a “game changer,” according to Toronto Dominion Bank’s chief information officer, Jeff Henderson.All but one of 100 payment executives at major banks globally said they were planning major investments in open banking by 2020, according to an online survey by consulting firm Accenture released last month.But even as Canadian financial institutions toy with the idea, they’re concerned about the looming risk to consumers’ personal information amid the growing threat of cyberattacks.The Accenture survey also showed that 50 per cent of respondents said that implementing the emerging concept increases risk.“There’s no question this is a trend,” TD’s Henderson said.“(But) I want to make sure that any time we exchange information externally, that is done so in a very controlled and understood manner.”In these early days, the exact nature of the innovation in the open banking landscape is unclear, said Bob Vokes, managing director of financial services at Accenture in Canada.“What we’re trying to do in open banking is to create new sets of services off of the banking data, or alternatively, allow you to manipulate your banking information in a different way,” he said.Open banking allows consumers to share their banking data, which proponents say will spur the creation of new apps and platforms that will make financial transactions easier or develop new use cases.For example, a consumer could log into one app and see all their financial accounts, from various banks, to get a full picture of their net worth and move funds in real time. Or, geolocation data could be layered over payment data, allowing a consumer to analyze exactly where their money is being spent, while also allowing merchants to offer them location-based rewards.The buzz around open banking is building just as concerns about cybersecurity mount.Most recently, Uber announced earlier this month that hackers compromised some 57 million user accounts and Equifax Inc. disclosed in September a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of half of Americans and some 19,000 Canadians.It also comes as the Bank of Canada once again listed cyber threats as a key vulnerability for the Canadian financial system in its semi-annual review released Tuesday.“The high degree of financial and operational interconnectedness among financial institutions means that a successful cyber attack against a single institution or a key service provider could spread more widely within the financial system.”Meanwhile, various jurisdictions are pushing ahead with legislation that would see financial institutions become even more interconnected.By January 2018, banks in Europe will be required to share proprietary data, in a regulated and secure way, under the U.K.’s Open Banking Standard and Europe’s PSD2 legislations.Canadian institutions are also jumping on board.The Competition Bureau said in a report on fintech earlier this month that it is early days “but the potential impact on competition and innovation is promising.”The Ministry of Finance said in August it is “examining the merits of open banking.”“Open banking holds the potential to make it easier for consumers to interact with financial service providers and increase competition,” the ministry said in a consultation paper as part of a review of the federal Bank Act.The Canadian Bankers Association responded to the ministry that while its members are proponents of innovation, they are also concerned about the potential impacts on safety, soundness and stability in Canada’s financial system.“Canadian banks have devoted very significant resources to creating well-established information security and data warehouses that meet the highest standards worldwide, the CBA said.“Any initiative that could undermine this trust would be very problematic for Canadian consumers, financial market participants and the broader economy.”Vokes says these concerns — as well as questions about whether the bank or the third party is liable if something goes awry — will need to be addressed in legislation.If additional layers of security protection are put in place, open banking should not raise the level of cybersecurity risk, he said, adding however, that cyberattackers are becoming more sophisticated as well.“Innovation isn’t just the purview of fintechs,” he said.“As we continue to innovate, fraud and criminal enterprises are also innovating.”last_img read more

PRRD accepting applications for grants and scholarships

first_imgCompleted applications are to be returned by email to the regional district by October 31st.Applications are also being accepted by the Peace River Regional District’s Economic Development grant program and the Trails Grant Program.Grant applications for the first category are being accepted from registered BC non-profit societies in the region for capital projects, events, and/or programs. The PRRD said that organizations may request up to 3 years of funding for ongoing projects/programs.Completed applications need to be returned by email to the regional district by October 15th.The Trails Grant Program is meant to provide support and supplemental funding to non-profit organizations for the development, maintenance and improvement of recreational trails within the region for public use.Completed applications need to be returned by email to the regional district by November 15th, 2018. For more info, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/services/grants/ DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District announced this week that it has begun accepting applications for several scholarships and grants which are due this fall.The PRRD said that applications are being accepted for its Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse Scholarship Program, which provides up to $5000 to 6 students.To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the final year of their nursing program and must agree on two years of employment with Northern Health within in the PRRD area.last_img read more

‘Fraudster settlement scheme’ being run: Cong

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over the British media reports on Nirav Modi and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running a “fraudster settlement yojana”. Taking to Twitter, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, “The video of fugitive #NiravModi in London shows an uncanny similarity between him & his bhai, PM Modi. Both have looted India and are called Modi. Both refuse to answer any questions. Both believe they are above the law. Both will face justice.” Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayCongress’ Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: “Fugitive Nirav Modi has been seen enjoying in London… First loot Rs 23,000 crore from banks, then run away from the country without any checks, mock the CBI and the ED, and then make a comfortable home in a Rs 75 crore flat. Modi is there, so it is possible,” he claimed. Ex-FM P Chidambaram tweeted, “When Lalit Modi stayed on in the UK, I wrote to the UK Chancellor that he should be sent back to India. Mrs Sushma Swaraj mocked me for writing letters,” he said in a tweet. Now Nirav Modi is walking on the streets of London. Will Mrs Sushma Swaraj swoop down, pluck him off the street and bring him back to India?”last_img read more