first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at a news conference on Friday ahead of this weekend’s derby against Tottenham. Here’s some of what the Italian had to say. On Cahill and Fabregas being suspendedEmbed from Getty Images“I know the situation. After these two red cards we are preparing very well for this game. We must be focused and try to do our best and don’t find an excuse, just focus on the game.“It can happen to receive two red cards. But a big club like Chelsea must be prepared for this situation. I am not worried about this.“For sure at this moment it is not simple. It is not easy. But we must be strong to face this situation. It is very important, don’t find excuses. It is important to continue to work and give 150% and then we can solve this situation.” On Eden HazardEmbed from Getty Images“He is improving but to be fully fit he needs time. We must have patience with him and try to do the best for him.” On Tiémoué BakayokoEmbed from Getty Images“Bakayoko is improving very well. He is not at the top physical condition but he could be in contention for the game because in this moment I don’t have other midfielders available.“This situation is not easy in this moment. The situation could force me to take a different decision. “ On Pedro’s injuryEmbed from Getty Images“Pedro today has trained with us and he felt pain in his ankle. I don’t know about Pedro, his situation is very difficult. I don’t know if he is available for the bench or not on Sunday.” On whether he regrets letting Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek leave“Another question please.” On Diego Costa publicly criticising ChelseaEmbed from Getty Images“I prefer to laugh. But I can tell you everyone who works in Chelsea knows very well what happened with him last season. I repeat, it is funny this interview. I am not interested to continue this issue.” On TottenhamEmbed from Getty Images“Tottenham is doing a great job. Pochettino is doing a great job and he created a good basis, a good foundation. We must do the same because we don’t have this foundation. We must work and improve to try to do the same.“I have a great respect for Tottenham. They are doing a fantastic job and for this reason they are challenging for the title. I want to help my club build the same solid foundation because now we don’t have this.” On revamping the squad“For this reason this season will be difficult for us. We started another process and lost a lot of strong players. I spoke about John Terry, Mikel and Ivanovic and Drogba. We lost a lot of players in the last few years.“Also it is right to know that we must have patience to build. We must work hard to improve our squad.“My task is to work with my players and work my team. This is my task and then I know that the club is working and trying to do their best in the transfer market. I have to focus on the pitch at the end of the transfer market we will see what happens. In both cases I will be very happy.” On whether David Luiz could play in midfieldEmbed from Getty Images“In the past he played in midfield. I prefer David to play like a central defender. But he is available to play in different positions and it is a pleasure to have a player like this.” On Chelsea’s current problems“I am not surprised because I knew very well that this season would be very difficult because last season we won the league and reached the final of the FA Cup and only 13 players played regularly. We were also lucky because we didn’t have injuries.“The club knows very well the situation. I was very clear. We are ready to fight with all our strength and not make excuses. We must work, work, work.” On Andreas ChristensenEmbed from Getty Images“I trust Christensen and I have already said that he is a player ready to play for Chelsea and I trust him. Last week he played a good game and showed a great personality. For sure he can improve a lot, he is a young player, but has a good prospect to be a Chelsea player.” On selecting youngsters“I used young players in different ways. Chalobah, Ake, Aina Loftus-Cheek. If I have players ready to play for Chelsea I am the first person to be happy. But young players have to grow in the right way otherwise you risk damage to the players and the club.”See also:Conte on Lampard’s future, Man City’s threat, Guardiola’s ‘mental strategy’ and ‘unlucky’ ArsenalConte on Burnley, his Italy trip, Man Utd’s title hopes, Hazard, Willian and ‘warrior’ LuizConte on Swansea, Llorente, playing Man Utd and why he’s happy to risk being sackedConte on his and Batshuayi’s future, Moses, Hazard’s injury and dealing with West HamConte on transfer policy, his future, facing Stoke City, Lukaku, and his ‘incredible’ Chelsea starConte on Hazard and Terry’s future, injury concerns and facing AllardyceConte on injuries, Costa’s future and why he’s not looking to keep players happyConte on his future, Chelsea’s two targets, possible exits and the captaincyConte on his future, Arsenal, Koscielny’s absence, Vialli’s comments and needing new signingsConte on Arsenal, futures of Hazard & Kenedy, Morata, Moses’ ban and wanting new signingsConte on Pedro, Morata, Wenger’s comments and Chelsea’s search for playersConte on Costa, youngsters, Stoke, Zouma and Chelsea’s ‘big challenge’Conte on Hazard, Guardiola, facing Man City and improving the ‘negative things’ in Bakayoko’s gameConte on Watford, Mourinho, Kante, Drinkwater and claims players are unhappy with his methods Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgFormer President Obama’s visiting Oakland for MBK Rising! — his foundation’s event devoted to helping young men of color achieve their dreams.The My Brother’s Keeper conference also features appearances by NBA star Steph Curry and music celebrity John Legend, so it’s no surprise that the group decamped Monday night to dine at International Smoke. That’s the San Francisco hot spot that Steph’s celeb wife, Ayesha, owns with restaurateur Michael Mina.“No greater privilege than to cook for this …last_img read more

first_imgAcclaimed South African actress Terry Pheto has won an award at the UK National Film Awards for her role in A United Kingdom.Terry Pheto wins the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017 for her role in A United Kingdom. (Image: Ana M Wiggins, Screengrab via Terry Pheto’s Instagram)Brand South Africa reporterSouth African actress Terry Pheto has added another accolade to her impressive acting career. Her latest win is the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017.Pheto won the award for her role as Naledi Khama in the movie, A United Kingdom.“Truly honoured and humbled by this incredible accolade,” the star wrote on her Instagram account. “Thank you #NationalFilmAwardsUK for the recognition.”Congrats to @TerryPheto voted #BestSupportingActress sponsored by @FIJIWater at the 3rd annual #NationalFilmAwardsUK— National Film Awards (@NATFilmAwards) April 3, 2017WINNER of #NationalFilmAwardsUK BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS award for #AUnitedKingdom @TerryPheto— Thula Sindi (@thulasindi) March 29, 2017A United KingdomThe movie, a biographical romantic drama, tells the story of the interracial marriage of Sir Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams Khama, played by David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, respectively.Watch:When the movie was released, Pheto told the Sowetan newspaper that it was an honour to work with such established actors.“To feature amongst the calibre of actors and actresses cast for this film and have my talent recognised by international casting agents and producers is humbling.“I’ve been an actor for 13 years now and every day I work on honing my craft and becoming a better actress and to get jobs such as this one definitely proves hard work pays off,” Terry said.Victory celebratedHer win was celebrated on social media platforms, with congratulatory messages flooding Pheto’s timeline.@thulasindi @TerryPheto Congratulations Ms Pheto!!??Continuously flying the SA black excellence flag high, thank you— Masechaba Mtolo (@uMaMoshoeshoe) March 29, 2017@TerryPheto waving the South African up high… Congratulations on your award sisi!!! You are making us proud ??? #Queen— Herman Radipabe (@RamsRaddy) March 29, 2017@TerryPheto Congratulations Terry. Well done. You deserve it all. ???— IG: Sibu_Nk (@Bozoom_Nk) March 29, 2017Congratulations @TerryPheto. As you let your star shine without limits you are permitting girls and young women in Africa to do the same.— Adv Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) March 30, 2017@TerryPheto congratulations on your big award. You had star quality since the very first time I met you.— Marianne Fassler (@Leopardfrock) March 30, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Since the application is designed to provide traffic alerts, one of its features allows users to contribute additional information like whether that’s a speed trap ahead or just a fender bender slowing things down. Users can upload photos, too, so other Waze drivers can actually see what’s causing the problem. This feature is a little disconcerting, though, since it does require the driver to interact with the phone while behind the wheel. However, Waze encourages the use of these features only when stopped, or even better, by having a passenger enter this info instead. (At least they disabled typing while the car is in motion. Whew!) Also new to Waze is turn-by-turn directions, now available for free within the application. That feature alone should encourage more users to give it a shot, especially those who haven’t purchased their own standalone GPS-based navigation device yet.Early adopters can download the free mobile application from the company’s homepage here. Just remember: this service only arrived in the U.S. this May so at this point, it may be more about helping build the map data than it is about using what’s already there. Waze is a free mobile navigation application which uses crowdsourcing to build its maps. Simply by having the application open and running, drivers using GPS-enabled smartphones can contribute map data to Waze where it then becomes part of the base map. Through passive tracking features which monitor speed, direction, and starts and stops, Waze can also identify traffic patterns to warn you of jams ahead. Drivers who want to take a more active roll in contributing content on hazards and accidents can do so from the app…although hopefully, not while driving. At this week’s DEMOfall 09 conference, Waze announced that their mobile application is now available on the Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms in addition to iPhone and Android. Blackberry, however, is still in the works. What’s most interesting about Waze is how it uses the power of the crowd to build its map database. Just by driving along with the application open, users are contributing data to Waze. Although this does make the service somewhat dependent on building critical mass in order to be successful, the company is confident they can do so. That’s because Waze originally launched in Israel and in less than a year’s time, they already have 91% of the country mapped. Here in the U.S., that process will obviously take longer, but Waze believes they’ll have at least one metropolitan area completed in the next three months – the San Francisco Bay area, of course. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Facebook also says a free, downloadable guide for teachers, written by safety experts Linda Fogg Phillips, B.J. Fogg and Derek Barid will be available in the coming weeks.Social Reporting Tool Expanded to Rest of SiteAlso new today is the expansion of Facebook’s social reporting tool to more sections of the network, including Profiles, Pages and Groups. Introduced in March of this year as a way for users to report photos they don’t like, the same “report” link will now be found elsewhere on the network.Anyone can take advantage of the tool to report images, or, now, other content, that contains hate speech, violence, illegal activity, pornography, spam or scam content or personal attacks. However, the tool was pitched more as a way for younger Facebook users to get help from friends and other trusted adults. Today, Facebook announced the launch of several new tools aimed at making the social network a safer and more secure experience for everyone involved. Some of the tools, like the redesigned Family Safety Center and social reporting buttons, are designed to combat the ongoing issue of cyberbullying, which primarily affects the younger Facebook population. Meanwhile, other new tools will be helpful to everyone, like the option to enable an advanced security feature called Two Factor Authentication and the improvements to HTTPS.All of the new features are available now, says Facebook.Updated Family Safety CenterThe newly redesigned Family Safety Center was announced in March during President Obama’s White House Conference on Bullying Prevention. Originally called just “Safety Center” when launched in April 2010, this online portal offers educational information for users, with sections dedicated to parents, teens, teachers and law enforcement professionals. The new site sports a fresh look, with easy to navigate topics, helpful videos, how-to sections, and links to related Facebook pages.  The Center even links to relevant news articles off-site for additional information. For example, the Facebook Safety Tools page provides links recommended articles from The Washington Post, CNET, Huffington Post and others. “Safety and child psychology experts tell us that online issues are frequently a reflection of what is happening offline,” explained a company blog post from March. “By encouraging people to seek help from friends, we hope that many of these situations can be resolved face to face.” That same message was reiterated again today.The tool not only allows users to report offensive content to Facebook itself, it also directs users how to get help through “What You Can Do” screens, that offer suggestions on how to deal with their harasser, like “Send a message,” “Remove as friend,” or “Block.” Users can also check a box that lets them get help from a trusted friend, which can be anyone else they want to forward the message to. This option requires the entry of an email address, which would allow users to forward the information to people they aren’t friends with on Facebook, like adults, parents or teachers, for example. Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#Real World#security#social networks#web sarah perez Two Factor Authentication and Improved HTTPSThe last set of new launches today involve tools that provide Facebook users with additional security features. An optional Two Factor Authentication setting will begin rolling out now, allowing users to have the option of entering a code anytime they log into Facebook from a new device. This code is entered in addition to the account password, adding an extra layer of protection.Facebook has also improved its HTTPS feature, which allows users to access to Facebook over a secure connection, so that the feature will switch back on after a user visits a non-HTTPS Facebook application. Many in the security community would like to see HTTPS made the default, of course, but there appears to still be issues with Facebook applications adopting the feature. This update provides a workaround for that problem by allowing users to play Facebook games and use Facebook apps via non-HTTPS connections, then returning to the secure connection when finished. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

first_imgtaylor hatmaker Second, RecipesChannels are the building blocks of IFTTT and recipes let you click them together, Lego-style. It’s that easy, and that’s a beautiful thing. You can fire up a recipe in IFTTT two ways, either by creating your own, or by choosing existing recipes. Any user can make a recipe, and these are all listed in IFTTT’s “browse” tab. A good starting place is to pick a curated option from the featured section, or to try out something from the list of the recipes that are hot right now. New channels are being added all the time, so checking back on this page often pays off.IFTTT’s possibilities are pretty much endless, so seeing what others come up with can be useful for inspiration too. For example, the New York Times just launched an IFTTT channel with some really cool options that go above and beyond what the super-flexible RSS channel makes possible. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? IFTTT is best explored by diving right in. The site is clean, the set up is dead-simple and the result is remarkably powerful and infinitely customizable—especially if you get creative. And if you can’t get enough, there’s an IFTTT companion app for iOS (we hope an Android version isn’t too far behind).We all have different habits, and crafting good productivity rituals means harnessing the power of habit (after all, it’s what we’re already doing). IFTTT is the simplest, most powerful tool around to tap into those habits or hack them altogether. Streamline your workflow, supercharge it or build a new one from the ground up—you really can’t go wrong exploring IFTTT’s vast possibilities.  Related Posts Finally, Do It Yourself: TriggersThe real fun starts when you go rogue and build your own recipes—and really, thanks to the “If X the Y” structure of the service, it couldn’t be easier. To make your own recipe, you’ll want to point yourself toward the “create” portion of the site. You’ll then be prompted to choose a “this” for your personal formulation. The “this” is the prompting event, so pick your channel accordingly and then drill down to a specific “trigger” within the channel.Say you’re notoriously late on mailing a rent check and your normal calendar and reminders aren’t cutting it. Choose the “date and time” channel and choose the “Every month on the…” trigger. Plug in the trigger’s details with the date you need a rent due reminder.Now, you’ll select the “that” portion of the recipe. How do you want to be reminded? What’s a way you absolutely won’t ignore? If you’re better at checking your texts than checking your calendar, pick the SMS channel. Activate it and you’ll get a text every month reminding you to put the rent check in the mail. Still forgot to mail the check? Tweak your recipe to email you, instant message you or actually call your phone with a reminder. Remember, you can have as many recipes active as you’d like. Each channel has specific triggers, but they can work together in interesting ways once you start linking services through your own recipes. Some channels offer fewer triggers (i.e., prompting events) than others, but others, like RSS and email, become more flexible when you start tinkering around.  If This Then That, better known as IFTTT is an amazing tool, though one a bit tricky to explain—namely because it’s so versatile. Many things to many people, IFTTT offers a flexible, powerful platform for productivity that just about anyone can come to love. center_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#ifttt#productivity Want to get a text every time it’s supposed to rain? How about auto-archiving all of your Flickr photos to Evernote or Dropbox? At its core, IFTTT lets you connect the services, apps and accounts that you use the most. It’s a robust, API-powered platform for creative lifehacks, letting you effortlessly stitch together services that otherwise would never talk to each other. The result is as fun as it is useful, so let’s get started. First, ChannelsAt the time of writing, IFTTT boasts 71 “channels”. A channel is anything that plugs into IFTTT, literally any service that you can put in a side of the site’s “If x then y” formulation. To activate a channel, you’ll need to grant IFTTT permission to interact with it, which is a simple one-click process.You can start by browsing channels or by jumping right into recipes, which we’ll get to. What channels are available? Some of the most common include Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Google Calendar, SMS (your phone number), Evernote, any RSS feed, Google Drive, Flickr and well, you get the idea—IFTTT has just about everything a productivity lover could ask for. Check out the full channel list and start scheming. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

first_imgThe Punjab government on Thursday approved the modalities for distribution of smart mobile phones to the State’s youth, to pave the way for the implementation of its ‘Mobile Phones to the Youth’ scheme. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at Dera Baba Nanak. “The vendor to implement the scheme would be selected through an open transparent bidding process,” said an official statement, adding that the first batch of phones is expected to be distributed in December 2019In the first phase, the mobile phones would be distributed to girl students in Class 11 and 12 of government schools in the State. The State government had announced its ‘Mobile Phones to the Youth’ scheme, in line with its poll promise, in its Budget for the financial year 2017-18, and the due allocation of funds was made in the Budget for 2018-19.“The scheme is aimed at providing digital access to youth and information regarding education, career opportunities, access to skill development and employment opportunities, access to basic citizen services through government applications etc,” said the statement.last_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, The Bahamas, June 1, 2016  — Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo, left, paid a First Arrival Courtesy Call on Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Office of the Prime Minister, June 1, 2016.  (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)last_img

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last War” will feature Daenerys Targaryen finally coming on terms that Ser Jorah Mormont is no longer with her and she has to march King’s Landing with her remaining allies. Jon Snow will probably accompany her but as per a recent fan theory, she will be betrayed by Tyrion Lannister.Game of Thrones season 8 showed reunions of several major characters. On one hand, we saw Arya Stark reuniting with Jon Snow, and then we saw that emotional reunion between Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy. But there was a moment in episode 2 “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” where we saw Tyrion Lannister approaching Bran Stark. Their conversation by the fireside was not shown but it looked like the duo talked about several instances for example how Bran became Three-eyed-raven and how Jon is actually Aegon Targaryen.”Bran told Tyrion who Jon actually is and it will be the driving force behind him switching sides. A lot of us couldn’t see Jon releasing the information on his own to get the throne. What if Tyrion tells the world that Jon is the true heir because he doubts Daenerys’ intentions or honor! This would force Jon into a situation of conflict,” writes the fan on Reddit.Since Jon Snow is Aegon Targaryen, he is the true heir to the Iron Throne. Even Daenerys Targaryen holds no right to the throne till Jon is alive. At the same time, Tyrion knows very well what is going on between Jon and Daenerys and back in season 7, we learned that Tyrion was heartbroken after seeing Jon Snow knocking at Daenerys Targaryen’s door in the middle of the night. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 leakGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Furthermore, few of Tyrion’s wrong decisions has cost a lot to Dany. Her ordering her own Hand to stay in Winterfell crypts during the battle of Winterfell could suggest that she has lost all faith in him and would try to push him further away in the remaining two episodes.If Daenerys will ask Tyrion to stop serving her as her Hand, he would simply reveal to everyone that she holds no right to the throne as it is Jon Snow who is the destined King of all the Seven Kingdoms. If Tyrion does that then it will come as a blow to Khaleesi who has lost everyone she has ever loved.last_img read more

first_imgObservers generally say that eventually all cars will use some form of electric engine and that means recharging. The more charging opportunity, the more confident customers will be about EV adoptions. While Qualcomm is throwing its competitive hat into the ring with its new charging system, the company does not deny that this is no magic bullet if there is no adequate transport system to accommodate wide deployment. Wireless recharging points embedded in roads to give electric vehicles complete autonomy would be the next phase, allowing drivers to drive and charge at the same time. Qualcomm says pads buried in the motorway can allow EVs to travel longer distances, have smaller batteries, and weigh less. According to Tech-On, the frequency range used for power transmission is 20k-140kHz. The power to be transmitted is 3kW for single phase, 7kW for three phases and 18kW or higher in the case of rapid charging. A home could be set up with the single phase 3kW IPT for charging a car overnight.Many product debuts at CES are regularly criticized by viewers as disappearing into vapor once the show draws to a close, but Qualcomm’s system is scheduled for a more aggressive debut, in the form of a field test in 50 EVs over a two-year trial period.Wireless recharging points will be rolled out across London this year to put the charging system to the test. The testing is supported by Transport for London and Mayor Boris Johnson. The Mayor has showed strong support in promoting EVs. In 2009 he pledged that every Londoner will be no more than one mile from an electric car charge point by 2015. Electric cars get charged wirelessly in London (w/ Video) Explore further The “Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC)” technology demonstrated at CES works with a transmitter pad placed near the car’s vehicle pad, which is connected to the car’s battery. Once the car is parked over that pad, the car starts charging. A controller turns alternating current into direct current. An in-car display tells when the car is lined up and when charging has started.The system uses magnetic resonance to couple power from the Base Charging Unit (BCU) to the Vehicle Charging Unit (VCU). “The system works on the principle of a magnetic resistance similar to charging an electric toothbrush,” said Qualcomm’s Joe Barret, a Qualcomm executive. © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img ( — Qualcomm has demonstrated its new wireless power transmission system for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The system, including one pad for power transmitting, another for power-receiving, and control unit, uses the inductive transfer method to charge an EV. The chip-maker’s technology, Inductive Power Transfer (IPT), has a technology history that rests with the company that it acquired in November, HaloIPT. The latter, which made a name for itself in developing wireless charging technology for EVs, was a spinoff from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Qualcomm’s HaloIPT tech brings wireless charging for EVs (2012, January 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: All images courtesy TechOn.last_img read more