In an effort to bring holiday cheer to single mothers and their children with autism who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams and his wife Amy hosted a special holiday event Saturday, Dec. 22 at Distilled in New York City.Deron and Amy Williams and Family with Autism Speaks President Liz FeldCredit/Copyright: Danielle Rabin, Rubenstein CommunicationsIn partnership with the Williams’s Point of Hope Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and their families, and Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, more than 30 New York families enjoyed a festive holiday celebration. The event was catered by renowned chef Shane Lyons, who donated his time and made the afternoon extra special. The families were also gifted with toys, some of which were featured on the Toys”R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids and the Ten Toys That Speak to Autism.Deron Willaims Signs Basketballs for Autism SpeaksCredit/Copyright: Danielle Rabin, Rubenstein Communications“This is exactly what the Point of Hope Foundation is all about – bringing smiles to the faces of those who need our assistance while having a great time,” said Williams, a three-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist. “We are excited to team up with Autism Speaks to brighten the holiday season for families, particularly following the hurricane.”“It’s wonderful to celebrate the holidays with families from our community,” Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks said. “And we are so excited to join Point of Hope and our friend Deron Williams to celebrate each other in such a meaningful way. On a day like today, we’re all one family.”FreshDirect also participated in the event by donating family meal packages, including fresh produce, and family style prepared turkey dinners to all the families attending.“We want to do everything we can to help our community recover from the hurricane’s aftermath,” said Jason Ackerman, CEO of FreshDirect. “That’s why we’re honored to partner with the Williams’ Point of Hope Foundation and Autism Speaks to bring fresh and healthy food to all the families in need as they rebuild during this difficult time, especially during the holidays.”
For the past ten years, Fairy – the leading brand of household cleaning products – has been supporting Make-A-Wish with an annual Christmas campaign.Video: Fairy/Make-A-Wish Foundation TVC 2013 starring Sean Bean (60″)With specially branded bottles & packs and TV adverts, Fairy is seeking to help Make-A-Wish in their aim to grant a magical wish to every child in the UK living with a life-threatening condition.This year, they’re particularly excited that A-list British actor Sean Bean is starring in Fairy’s Make-A-Wish TV ad! The ad tells the story of a fictional wish of a nine year old boy, Harry, being a director for a day. And who better to star in an action adventure, dreamed up and directed by a nine year old boy, than Sean Bean? Famous for his roles in blockbusters such as Game of Thrones, James Bond’s Golden Eye and Lord of the Rings, Sean delivers a truly heroic performance in the advert’s epic chase scene, filled with pirates, dinosaurs and explosions.In the ten years Fairy has supported Make-A-Wish, it has donated over £1m to help grant even more magical wishes. If you want to help, look out for special packs of Fairy when you do the weekly shop – or, to donate £3, please text WISHES to 70007.Source:Make-A-Wish UK
Up to 90 per cent of the population of Dhuusamarreeb and Guriceel towns, in Galgaduud region in central Somalia, have fled their homes since fighting began on 27 December. Many of them had already been displaced due to previous violence in the capital, Mogadishu. “I am extremely alarmed by the fighting that has taken place in central Somalia during the past week,” stated UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Bowden. “I strongly condemn the unacceptable number of casualties and massive displacement of civilians who continue to bear the brunt of conflict and insecurity in the country.”Mr. Bowden called for a cessation of all hostilities to allow urgently needed humanitarian assistance to be provided to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dhuusamarreeb and Guriceel, as well as in other parts of Somalia, where the UN estimates that some 3.2 million people, or 40 per cent of the population, are in need of assistance.The majority of those recently displaced are scattered in the surrounding villages and are in desperate need of shelter, water, non-food items and food assistance, according to a news release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The situation for the recently displaced is made worse by a general lack of humanitarian access in Galgaduud region due to deteriorating security.The recent fighting has compounded an already grave humanitarian crisis in Galgaduud region, which is experiencing a serious drought in addition to hosting some 130,000 IDPs from Mogadishu. Somalia, which has not had a functioning national government since 1991, has been plagued by fighting and humanitarian suffering for decades. Continuing instability, coupled with drought, high food prices and the collapse of the local currency have only worsened the dire humanitarian situation in recent months. 5 January 2009The top United Nations relief official in Somalia has voiced grave concern at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the strife-torn nation, where fresh clashes last week have reportedly killed more than 40 people and displaced over 50,000.
virtual_agent.jpg Chatbots & Speech-Enabled IVR UniteTwo types of self-service technologies are merging to become what we now call intelligent virtual agents. Voice Communications in Business: Now and into the Future Sergey Poroshin June 18, 2019 In the future, bots will be mainstream and it will be considered a luxury to be able to speak with a human operator. Virtual AgentsVirtual agents, also known as virtual customer assistants, are software programs that can emulate human customer service or sales personnel, often based on artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. Virtual agents use either a speech (spoken) or chat (written) interface to “talk” to customers. Virtual agents automate repetitive tasks and transactions like allowing a customer to check balances, pay bills, authorize a credit card, or schedule an appointment. This allows your most valuable asset — your people — to focus on solving more complicated problems, saving you money while improving your customer’s experience. Major advancements in AI, speech recognition, and natural language processing have given organizations that need to automate self-service a giant leap forward. For the first time ever, companies of all sizes can now use virtual agents to reduce costs and improve the customer experience. After more than 10 years of working with contact center and customer service software solutions, I recently started a new career as a consultant. One of my first projects was to develop a buyer’s guide for virtual agents. Having spent the last three years working on automated self-service applications, I was thrilled to undertake the project. I’ve seen first-hand how intelligent virtual agents can provide businesses with tremendous value and are poised for growing market adoption. Click below to Page 2: What Can a Virtual Agent Actually Do for Your Business?Tags:News & Viewsvirtual agentsIntelligent Virtual AgentsIn-DepthBuyers GuideAI & AutomationCCaaSCloud CommunicationsConsultant PerspectivesContact Center & Customer ExperienceDigital TransformationSpeech Technologies123nextlast Articles You Might Like The Rise of Virtual Agents — Why Now?Virtual agents often work closely with your human employees, offloading repetitive tasks. The technology has been around for over a decade but is just now exploding. What’s driving the current popularity? What’s RPA, Why Should I Care? Diane Halliwell August 07, 2019 While robotic process automation is in its infancy, contact centers are finding its promise for streamlining workflows and reducing costs. Log in or register to post comments Rising Customer Expectations — Today’s customers demand personalized answers fast, on demand, and delivered in a way that is most convenient to them. If you don’t meet their high expectations, they may turn to your competition that delivers a better experience.Demand for Self-Service — More and more, customers now prefer self-service; in fact, Gartner predicts that by 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationships with enterprises without interacting with humans. While this may be an ambitious forecast, it highlights an important trend that will continue as the millennial generation’s buying power grows.Technology Improvements and Growing Comfort with Conversational AI — Consumers are now conversing daily with AI-based assistants, such as Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft Cortana, and Google Home. As they get comfortable with voice interfaces, they’re expecting to use similar technology in other areas. At the same time, AI technology and speech recognition capabilities are rapidly improving, leading to wider adoption of virtual agent technologies.Massive Focus on Digital Transformation — Startup companies are using new technology-centric business strategies to disrupt legacy markets. The taxi business is facing competition from Uber and Lyft, and brick-and-mortar retailers are under pressure from Amazon. Even banking is facing competition from new digital-first lenders. Almost every segment of the market is facing new competition, and companies are racing to develop new digital business models to defend their businesses. Improving automated self-service is a key pillar of many organizations’ strategies to improve the customer experience and build more direct relationships with customers. This post offers a summary of the guide. I’ve also included my decision framework that helps buyers select the right type of virtual agent based on business need. You can find the full guide here. 7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Virtual Agent Abed Farhan June 19, 2019 With the right solution, issues such as password resets can be resolved without involving human agents. How to Create a Positive Chatbot Experience Blair Pleasant June 18, 2019 Chatbots can lead to some awful interactions, but proper planning can fix that. The first started by offering self-service to customers over the phone in the form of IVR, eventually adding on basic speech recognition. The second, now called chatbots, later emerged to provide self-service through chat or SMS. Both types have become more intelligent over time, incorporating technologies like natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) to improve the quality and scope of service. We’ve now reached the point where an automated service solution can be designed once to support both voice and text-based channels of service, further reducing deployment costs. 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Why you shouldn’t feel guilty for taking a day off from your workoutTIME health magazine profiles bone density research by Brock graduate student Nigel Kurgan, discussing his findings on how too much exercise affects bone health.Smoking during pregnancy leads to childhood obesityUnderweight or premature babies are not the only results of smoking during pregnancy. New Brock research from Danielle Molnar determines that fetuses exposed to nicotine from cigarette smoke are at higher risk of being obese: 610 CKTB‘Manning up’ has its costsNormalized masculine traits such as independent, unemotional and aggressive are actually harming men and boys’ social and emotional well-being, says Sociology professor Murray Knuttila: St. Catharines Standard.An escape room with historical twistA group of Dramatic Arts students are taking experiential education to a new level by building an escape room in a Niagara Falls museum. The St. Catharines Standard sits down with professor Natalie Alvarez to discuss how the idea came into fruition.Training future winemakers in NiagaraSt. Catharines Standard gives a rundown of how Brock University and Niagara College are preparing the next set of winemakers.
The definition of living a happy and satisfying life can be very different depending on your age.A Brock University psychology professor says while younger adults tend to be overly optimistic, older adults tend to be the opposite.Associate Professor Michael Busseri will discuss the different ways of thinking about and experiencing well-being across the lifespan during a community event being held at Brock Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.Well-Being and Aging: Understanding our beliefs and experiences of well-being across the lifespan is the next Speaker Series event hosted by Brock’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and Growing with Brock. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and available online at brockwellbeing.eventbrite.caBusseri, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Brock’s Well-Being Research Lab, said when it comes to outlooks on life, there are “dramatic differences between age groups.“Younger adults seem to see life as getting better and better over time, whereas older adults see life in terms of decline,” he said. “So people see very different futures depending on their age.”Busseri said he hopes to provide new insights into how people of all ages can live their lives with a different perspective.“Despite all the radical changes we experience, there’s a strong story of stability. Even things like losing a job or splitting up with a spouse do not necessarily spell the end of our happiness or well-being.“We aren’t always aware of just how good we are at adapting to change and at responding to life’s ups and downs,” Busseri said, “and growing older doesn’t have to mean getting less happy.”What: Well-Being and Aging: Understanding our beliefs and experiences of well-being across the lifespanWho: Community members, educators, practitioners, students and researchers interested in learning more about well-being across the lifespanWhen: Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 to 8 p.m.Where: David S. Howes Theatre, Brock UniversityParking: Free for attendees in D Lot
Then-junior cornerback Doran Grant (12) scores a touchdown during a game against Purdue Nov. 2 at Ross-Ade Stadium. OSU won, 56-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorEntering its second season under coach Urban Meyer, the Ohio State football team had high expectations of its secondary.There were three returning starters, including a preseason All-American in cornerback Bradley Roby, and only one fresh face in then-junior cornerback Doran Grant.But now, after suffering a subpar season in 2013 and finishing No. 112 in the country in pass defense, OSU and Grant are on the opposite end of where they were last year.Now there’s one returning starter, the once new face in Grant, and a wealth of younger players looking to fill the gaps.“You can feel it. It’s a lot of young guys in the room besides me and (junior cornerback) Armani (Reeves),” Grant said April 3. “But that’s just me, I have to pick up my leadership and pick up my level of play so we can be successful this season.”Grant, the only Buckeye in the secondary to start all 14 games last season, said even though he was the one constant in 2013, he didn’t play great.“During the start of the season, I was a little shaky and I started to pick it up towards the end,” Grant said. “I just felt like I was average, I know what I’ve got to do this offseason to become an All-Big Ten player, and that’s what I’m going to do.”If Grant can live up to his goals, he will become the 16th different Buckeye defensive back to be named first or second team All-Big Ten since 2003, a list that includes names like Roby, Chimdi Chekwa, Kurt Coleman, Malcolm Jenkins and Will Allen.Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said Grant was better than billed last season, but has managed to improve by leaps and bounds so far this spring.“He was better than average last year,” Coombs said of the senior cornerback. “His improvement this year has been dramatic. I’m excited to see him play. He is a young man with incredible athletic ability. His combine-type numbers are going to match those of many of the great corners in the country today and those that have played here.”But even with the growth, Coombs said he has noticed a few flaws that are holding Grant back.“And yet at the same time, there have been little glitches that have prevented him from achieving success that those numbers would indicate. And really that’s my job. So we’ve spent a lot of time this offseason exploring all of the techniques and different things that are hopefully going to help him improve and I think he’s got a real focus and dedication to that. I’m really excited to watch him,” Coombs said.Grant said he can improve by just fixing small mistakes he made last season.“Just work on the little things again, just recognize formations and playing the ball,” Grant said.Saturday marks the end of spring practice for OSU with the annual Spring Game, which is set to kick off at Ohio Stadium at approximately 1:30 p.m. Even though Grant is set to still play cornerback, the position might have an entirely different feel for the returning starter.The OSU defense runs a scheme for its corners known as boundary field, where one player takes the part of the field closer to the sideline (boundary) and the other takes the part with a more open field (field).Coombs said Grant, who played field in 2013, is likely to be the boundary corner in the upcoming season, and that switch has changed things off the field as well.“Our defense and our scheme, when you move over to that boundary corner, your responsibility changes, and it increases,” Coombs said. “You’re taking on a different demeanor in everything that you do. So your style of play has to change, your responsibilities change and that carries over into the weight room and everything else. Film study and those types of things. To me, that’s where his focus has been this offseason in preparing to play that position.”Grant will look to step into his new position, and start his road to achieving his goal of being an All-Big Ten selection, Aug. 30 when OSU takes on Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.Kick off is scheduled for noon.
Maryland quarterback Perry Hills calls a play against FIU in the third quarter on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at FIU Stadium in Miami. Credit: Courtesy of TNSWhile the narrative of how much of a difference a week can make has been run dry, the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes will be looking for back-to-back strong performances after last Saturday’s complete domination of Nebraska. This week, OSU travels to College Park to face the Terrapins in Maryland. Maryland started the year on a hot streak, earning four straight victories. Since then, however, D.J. Durkin’s team has picked up just one win in five weeks, and are coming off an embarrassing 59-3 loss to Michigan. And with OSU up next, it seems safe to say Maryland’s in for another rough week.All-time, the Buckeyes are 2-0 against Maryland. After being introduced into the Big Ten prior to the 2014 season, the Terrapins have given up a combined 101 points to OSU, and this year should be no different. Although senior quarterback Perry Hills has had success against the Scarlet and Gray in the past, a defense that has been gashed by the run all season could spell trouble for Maryland at home.OSU coach Urban Meyer has been repeating the same phrase all week.“Beat Maryland,” he said multiple times.So just how will the Buckeyes beat Maryland?OffenseHills is the man under center for Maryland, and has earned the moniker of one of the most accurate passers in the Big Ten. He leads the conference in pass completions, and has made good use of his legs to keep plays alive. Last time the two teams met, the Pittsburgh native moved with ease through OSU’s defense, compiling 170 yards on the ground. Another big day for Hills on the ground might be in store, but with his status in the air after reinjuring his shoulder, Maryland could instead lean on the ability of freshman running back Lorenzo Harrison III. The quick feet of Harrison have helped him on his way to 633 yards, just 57 shy of a freshman record set in 1997. The way OSU’s secondary has been playing, expect to see the Terrapins looking his way often on Saturday.The offensive line for Maryland has been disappointing at best so far. Allowing the quarterback to be hit is never a good sign for an offense, and that’s become the norm for Durkin’s unit. Giving up more than three sacks a game, Maryland ranks near the bottom of all Division I teams in terms of sacks allowed. The defensive front for OSU should be in for a field day.Staying true to never underestimating your opponent, redshirt junior defensive tackle Michael Hill doesn’t want to take anything for granted.“They seem pretty good at what they do,” he said. “They like to do (guard and center) pulls a lot, and they can move well and run well in open space.”DefenseOSU redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber has enjoyed a solid season of production against some stout defenses, but Saturday will present a new challenge; playing injured. A sprained AC joint could be a problem for Weber, but against a defense like Maryland, he could still be in for a great day. The Terrapins allow 245.6 yards per game, and have a defensive line that represents a sieve more than it does a run-stopping unit.Numbers are sometimes deceiving, according to redshirt junior guard Billy Price. He said Maryland’s defense still promotes a dynamic challenge to the Buckeyes and the offensive line.“Team has had some bumps and bruises, no doubt,” Price said. “But you know what? They’re going to come back this week, they’re going to come at us. They’re very athletic. Their defense … they got a backup quarterback playing linebacker, which is always cool. You never really see that that often. Their defensive front, they’re big guys; athletic.”That “backup quarterback playing linebacker” happens to Shane Cockerille, a redshirt junior who played as a quarterback against Indiana last season to fill in for now-senior Caleb Rowe. Now, however, Cockerille is the man in the middle of Maryland’s defense, and currently leads the team with 79 tackles. Look for his name to be called more than once on Saturday for making a play.BreakdownAfter dominating a quality opponent in Nebraska last week, OSU is itching to see what it can do against some less-than-stellar teams, like Maryland. While the Terrapins deserve praise for improving from last season, there is no indication of a close game this Saturday. OSU’s defense should dominate a Maryland offense that averages less than 200 yards passing per game, and relies on the legs of a freshman running back for most of its rushing yards. Expect a few more forced turnovers this week, along with another big-time blowout by the Buckeyes.OSU redshirt junior J.T. Barrett had one of his best overall performances last week, and could be in for another huge day. The Terrapins are allowing just 204.5 yards passing to opponents this season, but were torched by Michigan junior quarterback Wilton Speight last week for 362 yards and two touchdowns. If Barrett were to ever rack 300-plus passing yards for the first time since Week 1, this would be the time.
Siemens has modernised a gearless grinding mill drive at Newcrest’s Cadia Valley Operations, near Orange in New South Wales, Australia. This is the first time that a gearless grinding mill had been equipped with a Sinamics SL150 cycloconverter control. The modernisation concept developed by Siemens allowed for most of the existing electrical equipment to be retained, thus reducing downtimes during conversion to a minimum. A new diagnostics system and an access point for remote diagnostics ensure an immediate increase in operational reliability and availability of the plant.With eight mines worldwide, by market capitalisation Newcrest Mining is the 4th largest gold producer in the world and the largest in Australia. Its headquarters are in Melbourne. At the Cadia Valley Operations, Newcrest operates two underground mines and one open pit mine. Ore is processed to a heavily auriferous copper concentrate in a crushing, grinding and flotation circuit. This two-stage grinding circuit consists of a 40 ft SAG mill with a 20 MW Siemens gearless drive and two parallel 10 MW gear driven ball mills. Siemens has now fitted the SAG mill with a Sinamics SL 150 cycloconverter for closed-loop control as well as with a Sinamics DCM control module for the excitation circuit – the first time that both types of converter have been used in a gearless drive. The grinding mill control system was switched to Simatic S7 and the control system to Simatic PCS7. The modernisation also saw the installation of new air gap and speed sensors as well as an access interface for remote plant diagnostics. The ageing closed-loop control and PLC systems were replaced whilst keeping the motor, transformers and power section of the old frequency converter.Siemens was responsible for the hardware and software engineering, delivery as well as for supervising the installation and commissioning the drive. The work was carried out during a planned shutdown alongside other modernisation and expansion work. Newcrest Mining signed a comprehensive three-year service contract with Siemens in 2010 encompassing both the provision of replacement parts and on-call service, as well as diagnostics, breakdown service and preventative maintenance. With the new remote-access point the contract can now be supplemented with a remote diagnostics service.
The likes of Anglo American, BHP, Barrick Gold, Glencore, Newmont, Rio Tinto, Teck and Vale have collaborated on the Global Mining Guidelines Group’s (GMG) latest guideline on automation.The Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining offers a broad view of the implementation of these systems, which are being used more and more frequently due to their potential for making the mining industry safer and more productive, according to GMG.Christine Erikson, General Manager Improvement and Smart Business at Roy Hill, said the guideline “covers all aspects of operations, including people, safety, technology, engineering, regulatory requirements, business process and organisation models”. She added: “The guideline considers all perspectives in the industry, making it relevant and practical in implementation.”The guideline provides a framework for mining stakeholders to follow when establishing autonomous mining projects ranging from single autonomous vehicles and hybrid fleets to highly autonomous fleets, GMG said. It offers guidance on how stakeholders should approach autonomous mining and describes common practices.“More specifically, the publication addresses change management, developing a business case, health and safety and risk management, regulatory engagement, community and social impact, and operational readiness and deployment,” GMG said.“There has been an incredible level of engagement in this project since its launch last year,” said Andrew Scott, Principal Innovator, Symbiotic Innovations, and GMG Vice-Chair Working Groups, who facilitated many of the workshops. “The industry interest reflects the growing importance and relevance of autonomous systems in mining and the industry’s need for a unified framework for mitigating risks and managing change while maximising the value of autonomy.”Chirag Sathe, Principal, Risk & Business Analysis Technology at BHP – one of the project co-leaders alongside Glenn Johnson, Senior Mining Engineer, Technology at Teck – said the guideline is relevant even to those who have already embraced autonomy: “I would say that even though some mining companies have implemented autonomy, it hasn’t been a smooth ride and there are a number of lessons learned. This guideline would be a good reference material to everyone to look at various aspects while implementing autonomy. It is not meant to provide answers to every potential issue, but it at least may provide some guidance on what to look for.”Erikson concurred, saying, “Roy Hill’s involvement has given greater insight into industry learnings that we have considered as part of our own autonomous projects.”The guideline also promotes cooperation between the involved parties as a means of easing the implementation process, according to GMG. Andy Mulholland, GEOVIA Management Director at Dassault Systèmes, said: “Mining companies will need to rely heavily on their technology partners.” This guideline “sets down a great framework to be able to collaborate”, he added.Sathe said: “As technology is moving very fast, guideline development also should keep pace with the change.”As a result, the guideline will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis, according to GMG.GMG said: “Although implementing autonomous systems creates new challenges, such as changes to the workforce and the workplace, their successful deployment adds definite value, with improved safety and efficiency and lower maintenance costs. As more operations move toward the application of these technologies, this guideline will be an invaluable asset.Mark O’Brien, Manager, Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining, said the process of developing the guideline highlighted “just how much there is to factor into deciding whether to implement autonomy, whether you’re ready for it and what the journey is going to look like.“Having this all captured in a single, well-considered document is a terrific resource.”
Safilguda: Commuters waiting at the Krupa complex bus stop near Safilguda Lake are facing hardship, especially during rainfall, as there is no proper bus stop in this area.The locals had complained to the authorities concerned in this regard, but no action has been taken. As the stop has many shops nearby, there is no place to build a bus stop there due to which the locals have to wait with no shelter from rain and shine. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India here on Monday, Shekhar, a daily commuter, said, “Shops and bakery were there before the bus stop was proposed there. Now the GHMC has come up with a plan of extending the road, which will solve the issue. But the plan needs to be executed immediately.” He further added, “There is a dedicated bus stop for buses going to ECIL from Secunderabad but there is no place for a bus stop for buses coming from ECIL towards Secunderabad. This is a pure example of poor planning by the civic authorities.” Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Chandra Shekhar, Owner of Utsav Bakery beside the road said, “This is a long-forgotten issue and nobody is taking any initiative to resolve it. The bus stop is at a junction due to which there is traffic jam most of the times causing chaos.” Sometimes, the buses are running late and the commuters have to wait for hours. The buses fail to stop there sometimes, thus, compounding the problem of commuters. Many people travel from this area to Secunderabad and Mehdipatnam have to wait for hours for a bus. Rajesh, another daily commuter, said, “There is a need of a bus stop here and the authorities should come up with a solution for it as it causes a problem to commuters. We have no other option but to keep waiting on the road under the scorching sun and rains as there is no place for a bus stop there.”
This story originally appeared on Reuters Enroll Now for Free October 12, 2015 2 min read Facebook Inc wants its users to shop for clothes and other products from their mobile phones without ever leaving its app.In an effort to move further into e-commerce and compete with Amazon Inc’s retail offerings, Facebook announced Monday it is testing several ad features that allow users to shop directly through its app.Few users make purchases on mobile phones because it is slow and cumbersome, but Facebook hopes to win over more ad dollars by smoothing the process. Mobile purchases make up less than 2 percent of all retail sales, according to research firm eMarketer.”We’re looking to give people an easier way to find products that will be interesting to them on mobile, make shopping easier and help businesses drive sales,” said Emma Rodgers, Facebook’s head of product marketing for commerce.Among the new features are ads that take a user through a specific brand’s products without redirecting them to another site. For example, a user who clicks on an ad from a boutique could see an expanded page that displays numerous clothing items.Businesses on Facebook will also be able to display products for purchase directly on their own pages. And users will be able to purchase products directly on Facebook through a “buy now” button that will be more widely available.The 1.5-billion-member social network has also added a new section on its app that takes users directly to a shopping page where they can browse among numerous brands from a select group of small businesses that will gradually expand.“From Facebook’s perspective, they’re addressing a pain point for retailers,” said Catherine Boyle, an analyst at eMarketer. “They will attract serious ad dollars with this offering.”(Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Jonathan Oatis) This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now
Windows 10 Build 15007: Edge, UWP, Hello improvements by Martin Brinkmann on January 13, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 8 commentsMicrosoft released a new preview of Windows 10, Windows 10 build 15007 for PC and Mobile to the Fast Ring Insider Channel this night.The company released Windows 10 Build 15002 less than a week ago, a massive build that introduced dozens of features and changes to the upcoming version of Windows 10.The new build of Windows 10 is no just a bug fix either, something one might have expected considering the short time period between the two released.As always, this build is only available to the Fast Ring Insider channel currently. You can check for updates by tapping on the Windows-key, typing Windows Update, and hitting the Enter-key.Windows 10 Build 15007Microsoft Edge got its fair share of features again in this build. The web browser got quite a few features already in the last build — Flash blocking, TCP Fast Open, Web Payments support or a new tab thumbnails row — and version 15007 continues this trend.One new feature is the ability to run a file (called open in the dialog) that is available on the Internet without saving it first. Also, there is a new Save As option next to the Save option so that you can pick a different target directory for a download for downloads individually.Other than that, there is a new import your info page that enables you to import data from other browsers directly from the settings of Edge.Microsoft continues to improve the share functionality of the operating system, and also of Edge. You may now share tabs that you have set aside with apps installed on the PC.Web Notes, the feature that enables you to quickly jot down notes on web pages, uses the same Windows Ink experience in this version as Photos or Maps.Last but not least, support for web to app linking was enabled in Edge. This will open links in linked applications if enabled by the site.Other Windows 10 Build 15007 improvementsThe following is a short bullet point list of other features that are new in this build:Cortana may display links in the Action Center in this build to help you get back to what you have been working on, on other devices linked to the Microsoft Account. Links may be provided for documents you have been working on, or websites that you have open in Edge.The Windows 10 notifications system may display progress indicators in the most recent build.Scrollbar behavior has been improved. The scrollbars are tiny when you use UWP apps, but with this build, they expand automatically when you move the mouse over them to make it easier to hit them correctly.Improvements to the Windows Hello enrollment. “For devices and peripherals that support Windows Hello. you’ll now see a visual guidance that tracks your face in real-time, shows you an improved progress indicator and gives you real-time feedback to quickly and smoothly set your face up for signing in. “Microsoft is preparing the release of the dedicated Windows Themes section on Windows Store.Support for new Bluetooth APIs enabling GATT Server, Bluetooth LE Peripheral role, and unpaired Bluetooth LE device connectivity.The keyboard shortcut Alt-N enables you to take screen captures with the Snipping Tool.Known issuesThe build has quite a few issues, some of them serious, e.g. websites not displaying in Edge, Quicking crashing, Miracast sessions failing to connect, or third party UWP apps crashing if the DPI settings are set to 150% or more.After updating to this build, nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may occur causing PCs to lose audio, disk I/O usage to become very high, and apps like Microsoft Edge to become unresponsive when doing certain actions. As a workaround to get out of this state, you can delete C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Spectrum\PersistedSpatialAnchors and reboot.We are investigating certain situations in which PCs might bugcheck (GSOD) during the installation of new builds (15002+) causing the PC to rollback to the previous build. When clicking on certain elements in desktop (Win32) games, the game minimizes and cannot be restored.Desktop shortcuts containing the “%” character (usually URI shortcuts with escaped characters) will result in a cyclical explorer.exe crash. To resolve this, use Task Manager to open PowerShell, and edit the shortcut to not include a % in the path.When projecting to a secondary monitor, if you set the connection to “Extended”, Explorer.exe may start crashing in a loop. 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