© 2010 PhysOrg.com A team of scientists, Fei-Fei Cao, et al., from institutions in China and Germany, have found that applying a thin coat of TiO2 to the outside of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can create coaxial nanocables. The nanocables can then be formed into a crystalline solid that turns out to be very good at trapping lithium ions and quickly transporting electrons – much better than either TiO2 or CNTs on their own.“On one hand, the CNT core provides sufficient electrons for the storage of lithium in the TiO2 sheath,” the researchers wrote in a study published in Chemistry of Materials. “On the other hand, the CNT itself can also store lithium whereby this storage kinetics is, in turn, improved by the presence of the nanoporous TiO2 … [which] enables rapid access of lithium-ions from the liquid electrolyte.” These symbiotic advantages could directly lead to improvements in lithium-ion batteries that use nanocable-based anodes. The researchers found the new anodes offer improvements in storage capacity, release rate, and cycling performance compared with either pure CNT or pure TiO2. The nanocables also had good reliability, showing almost no capacity loss after one hundred cycles. More information: Fei-Fei Cao, et al. “Symbiotic Coaxial Nanocables: Facile Synthesis and an Efficient and Elegant Morphological Solution to the Lithium Storage Problem.” Chemistry of Materials. doi:10.1021/cm9036742via: Chemistry World Scientists have developed coaxial nanocables: carbon nanotubes coated with titanium dioxide. Image credit: Cao, et al. (c)Chemistry of Materials. Titanium-coated nanotube cables shown under a transmission electron microscope. Image credit: Cao, et al. (c)Chemistry of Materials. These abilities are also competitive with graphite-based anodes, which are commonly used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. Plus, the nanocables are easy to produce and made of inexpensive materials, which could make them attractive for commercial use. “This fascinating symbiotic behavior and the fact that the cable morphology leads to an efficient use of this symbiosis makes this solution match the requirements of lithium-ion batteries extremely well,” the researchers wrote.The scientists hope that this demonstration of the synergistic benefits of hybrid materials might motivate further research in using hybrid materials for other energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — By itself, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a very poor electrode. Electrons move very slowly through the material – so slowly, in fact, that it can take years to fill a millimeter-thick piece of TiO2. However, things change when the TiO2 is extremely thin: a 10-nm-thick piece of TiO2 can be filled with electrons in milliseconds. Inspired by this ability, scientists have recently investigated whether TiO2 could be useful for fabricating high-capacity batteries. New electrodes may provide safer, more powerful lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries Citation: Nanocables could lead to more powerful lithium-ion batteries (2010, January 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-nanocables-powerful-lithium-ion-batteries.html 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.
© 2013 Phys.org Citation: BGU security team says vulnerability found in Samsung Knox (2013, December 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-bgu-team-vulnerability-samsung-knox.html 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. Pentagon clears use of Samsung’s devices More information: in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/news/samsung_breach.aspx An alleged vulnerability in the container design is what caught the security researchers’ attention. The researchers said they believe the alleged breach “enables easy interception of data communications between the secure container and the external world including file transfers, emails and browser activity.” The vulnerability was uncovered by Mordechai Guri, part of a research team at the Cyber Security Labs, discovered during an unrelated research task. A BGU report posted Tuesday presented details of the findings: “The Knox architecture features a regular phone environment as well as a secure container that is supposed to add security protection to the phone. All data and communications that take place within the secure container are protected and even if a malicious application should attack the non-secure part all the protected data should be inaccessible under all circumstances. However, the newly found breach can be used to bypass all Knox security measures. By simply installing an ‘innocent’ app on the regular phone (in the non-secure container) all communications from the phone can be captured and exposed.” Guri said, “We are also contacting Samsung in order to provide them with the full technical details of the breach so it can be fixed immediately.” The university’s Cyber Security Labs have been conducting research on mobile device security as well as network security for seven years. Samsung, according to the WSJ report, said it was looking into the allegations, and takes all security vulnerability claims seriously. The WSJ report said that a Samsung spokesperson, however, noted that the BGU lab’s breach of the system appeared to have been carried out on a device that was not fully loaded with the extra software that a corporate client would use in conjunction with Knox. (Phys.org) —Israeli researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) said a security flaw was discovered by a team member, a PhD student, and that this vulnerability could enable interception of data on Samsung mobile devices based on the Knox architecture. The discovery of the alleged security flaw was reported earlier this week in The Wall Street Journal,. Fundamentally, the BGU discovery report involves Samsung Knox, which the South Korean giant announced earlier this year as a secure platform solution in mobile architecture for BYOD business environments, providing security hardening from the hardware through to the application layer. Knox is a container solution for separating business and personal use of a mobile device, in step with the Samsung For Enterprise (SAFE) program, to promote the readiness of Samsung devices for enterprise use. Explore further
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. More information: “Emergence of modern continental crust about 3 billion years ago” Nature Geoscience, 2015. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2466AbstractThe continental crust is the principal record of conditions on the Earth during the past 4.4 billion years. However, how the continental crust formed and evolved through time remains highly controversial. In particular, the composition and thickness of juvenile continental crust are unknown. Here we show that Rb/Sr ratios can be used as a proxy for both the silica content and the thickness of the continental crust. We calculate Rb/Sr ratios of the juvenile crust for over 13,000 samples, with Nd model ages ranging from the Hadean to Phanerozoic. The ratios were calculated based on the evolution of Sr isotopes in the period between the TDM Nd model age and the crystallization of the samples analysed. We find that the juvenile crust had a low silica content and was largely mafic in composition during the first 1.5 billion years of Earth’s evolution, consistent with magmatism on a pre-plate tectonics planet. About 3 billion years ago, the Rb/Sr ratios of the juvenile continental crust increased, indicating that the newly formed crust became more silica-rich and probably thicker. This transition is in turn linked to the onset of plate tectonics5 and an increase of continental detritus into the oceans. Earth’s crust slowly being destroyed © 2015 Phys.org One of the difficulties with determining the age of the Earth’s crust is that the crust itself is constantly undergoing melting and re-deposition due to subduction. This is a larger factor for the ocean floor than in continental crust because the continental crust is thick and buoyant, making it less susceptible to subduction. By combining information from various radioisotope pairs found in the continental crust, one can unearth clues as to how the crust was formed and when. In this paper, Dhuime, et al. studied the abundance of rubidium compared to strontium. Rubidium (87Rb) becomes strontium-87 (87Sr) through radioactive decay. Strontium-87 has a half-life of 48.8 billion years. Strontium-86, the most abundant isotope of Sr, is stable and does not undergo radioactive decay. Therefore, the abundance of 87Sr in the continental crust can be traced to the radioactive decay of 87Rb, and based on its half-life, one can determine the age of a rock sample.Whenever the Earth’s crust re-melts or is formed from magma deposition, the amount of 87Rb and silica increases in the residual melt, but the amount of 86Sr does not. Consequently, 87Rb/86Sr correlates with silica content. The silica content is important because the composition of the continental crust is predominantly silica, while the early Earth’s crust was likely mafic, or composed of predominantly iron and magnesium. To calculate 87Rb/86Sr, Dhuime, et al. first determined the 87Sr-to-86Sr ratio and then determined what the ratio was at the time when the crustal melt crystallized. From this they were able to calculate 87Rb/86Sr and therefore determine the amount of silica present at various time periods.This calculation was performed for over 13,000 volcanic and plutonic rock samples of varying ages, based on neodymium model ages. Results show that at about 3 billion years ago the Earth’s continental crust transitioned from a mafic crust to a silica-rich crust. Silica content increased from 3 billion years to 1 billion years ago. At 1 billion years, the amount of silica started to gradually decrease. This result coincides with previous studies using other radioisotope ratios. Furthermore, Dhuime, et al.’s data show that there is a positive correlation between the increase in 87Rb/86Sr and silica and crustal thickness. The authors point out that the gradual increase of 87Rb/86Sr from 3 billion years to 1 billion years may indicate that the Earth’s continental crust was thickening. They estimate that the average thickness of new continental crust increases from ~20 km at 3 billion years ago to ~40 km at 1 billion years ago, and then decreases to ~30 km to the present.Since subduction is a result of plate activity, the transition at 3 billion years may also indicate the onset of plate tectonics. The thickness of new continental crust reached a maximum and then began decreasing. The authors point out that this may coincide with the time of the Rodinia supercontinent and mountain formation.Overall, this study provides compelling evidence that the continental crust formed 3 billion years ago, coinciding with the onset of plate tectonics. Additionally, silica content could be used as a metric for determining crust thickness over time. Journal information: Nature Geoscience (Phys.org)—New research sheds light on how and when the modern day continents began to form. Researchers from the University of Bristol analyzed radio isotope abundances in 13,000 samples of continental crust of varying age and found that the continents began to form around 3 billion years ago. This date may coincide with when plate tectonics began. Their research appears in Nature Geoscience. Citation: Radioisotope studies show the continental crust formed 3 billion years ago (2015, July 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-07-radioisotope-continental-crust-billion-years.html Explore further Variation in the thickness of juvenile continental crust through time. Credit: (c) 2015 Nature Geoscience, 2015. doi:10.1038/ngeo2466
Carlos Giusti As Puerto Rico Braces For Storm, DHS, FEMA To Move $271… by NPR News Claudia Grisales 8.27.19 8:12pm As a major storm heads for Puerto Rico, the Department of Homeland Security and its Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday they will move $271 million in funds to support President Trump’s border enforcement efforts. The Department of Homeland Security said it will transfer the emergency funds — including $155 million from FEMA’s disaster relief fund — to support new Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds as well as facilities for related court cases, according to documents obtained by NPR. In a July notification to Congress about the transfer, DHS said the $155 million comes from recoveries of prior year funds and that “absent significant new catastrophic events” the department believes the fund will still have enough money to operate.Congressional Democrats slammed the move on Tuesday, which comes at the peak of hurricane season and as Tropical Storm Dorian was poised to reach hurricane levels. “The Trump administration’s plan to divert money away from FEMA at the start of hurricane season to continue its efforts to separate and jail migrant families is backwards and cruel,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said. “Taking these critical funds from disaster preparedness and recovery efforts threatens lives and weakens the government’s ability to help Americans in the wake of natural disasters. Congress appropriated these funds to meet the American peoples’ priorities and I strongly oppose this effort to undermine our constitutional authority.”DHS alerted Congress to the move in a 15-page notification dated July 26, which NBC first reported earlier Tuesday. The agency is required to give Congress a 30-day notice to the plans.Democrats, opposed to the move, waited to respond until the end of that notification period in hopes of delaying the costly action, a congressional source familiar with the plans said. “I have significant concerns about the intended use of funds, and consequently, about the tradeoffs between that use and activities that would otherwise be funded from the source accounts,” California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, chair of a House Appropriations subcommittee, told DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan in an Aug. 23 letter. Roybal-Allard said the the reprogramming was unnecessary and the Trump administration was overstepping its authority. She noted that DHS components such as the U.S. Coast Guard could be hampered by the move. She added she was concerned about implementation of the agency’s immigration enforcement operations, which often ignores its budget directives from Congress and lack transparency. She urged McAleenan to work with the House Appropriations Committee to restore their partnership.”I am greatly concerned that during the course of this administration, there has been a growing disconnect between the will of Congress, as represented by ICE funding levels in enacted appropriations bills signed by the President, and the Department’s Immigration enforcement operations, which often lack justification,” Roybal-Allard said. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., also slammed the move Tuesday. “Once again, this administration is endangering America by moving funds away from emergency management for their extremist border agenda,” he said. “President Trump and his administration are not just endangering the lives of the children and families they seek to harm in the name of deterrence. By shortchanging preparedness, they’re endangering the lives of millions of Americans who live in hurricane zones as well.”The DHS notification to Congress expired on Sunday, the agency said in a statement Tuesday. The Department also defended the move, saying it is necessary to deal with the influx of migrants. “Given the rise of single adults crossing the border, ICE has already had to increase the number of detention beds above what Congress funded,” DHS said in its statement. “Without additional funding for single adult detention beds and transportation from the U.S. Border Patrol to ICE detention facilities, ICE will not be able to support the influx of migrants from U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehensions.”In its notification, DHS cited “a security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border” and the “high volume of aliens presenting themselves at ports of entry or entering illegally … and being released into the interior of the United States while they wait sometimes years for a final resolution of their case.” The shift in the funds would help DHS address the “crisis,” the department says, under authority provided in the fiscal year 2019 DHS appropriations act. As a result, DHS said it will transfer funds from its FEMA disaster relief fund and other accounts to the new border effort. Of the overall $271 million total, the agency said it will move $155 million to establish and operate temporary Migrant Protection Protocol, or MPP, Immigration Hearing Facilities along the Southwest border. Another $116 million will be used to pay for new detention beds, the agency said. “MPP court docket backlogs will continue to grow and ICE will not be able to effectively and efficiently move single adult migrants between detention centers and courtrooms without the funding,” the agency said. “This realignment of resources allows DHS to address ongoing border emergency crisis by alleviating the surge along the Nation’s Southwest Border while minimizing the risk to overall DHS mission performance.”Supporters of the administration’s immigration policies say Democrats have left the administration little choice but to take this action. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, who is in regular discussions with the administration, said the transfer of the funds is necessary because ICE is so over budget due to the border crisis. They have to find the money from somewhere because Congress hasn’t given them what it needs, she said. “ICE’s priority caseload is growing, but the Democratic majority in the House does not support the level of enforcement that they consider to be the bare minimum for public safety and maintaining the most basic integrity of the law,” she said.”The border influx has strained ICE capacity,” she said. “Under the law, their detention capacity is set by Congress. They have to balance the criminal cases, border cases and other priorities like worksite operations and fugitives. And on top of that some people are mandatory to detained, such aggravated felons and prior deportees.” Franco Ordoñez contributed to this report.Copyright 2019 NPR. 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Kolkata: A 41-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself inside his house at Salt lake EE Block on Thursday morning. Police came to know that the victim Samanway Bhowmick was an LIC agent. The 41-year-old man used to stay alone in the house. Someone known to the victim went to the house and found the man hanging from the ceiling. He informed the matter to other neighbours in the area, who contacted the police. Police went and sent the body for an autopsy. They have initiated a probe in this connection and came to know that the victim had set the volume of his TV ti highest so that no one could hear even if he cries for help. Though police are yet to ascertain the exact reason, investigating officers suspect that financial trouble could be the reason for which he committed suicide.
Darjeeling: The Joint Forum of Trade Unions of West Bengal announced a series of agitation programmes, in demand of the implementation of minimum wages in the tea industry of the state.A meeting of the Joint Forum resolved that on June 27 and 28, memorandums will be given to District Magistrates, Superintendent of Police and GTA chairman, with the demand of implementation of minimum wages in the tea gardens.One June 24, the Joint Forum will hold a public meeting at Mirik, to address various issues including minimum wages, land documents for tea garden workers and the Margaret’s Hope incident of June 25, 1955, which is commemorated as martyr’s day. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIncidentally on June 25, 1955, ajoint movement had been called by the trade unions of All India GorkhaLeague and undivided CPI at Margaret’s Hope Tea Garden, 24 km from Darjeeling.On that day, workers had assembled in Margaret’s Hope Tea Garden, to submit a 14 point charter of demands.A scuffle had taken place between the management and the workers and in the police firing that ensued, 6 people died and many were injured.The ones who were killed were Amrit Maya Kamini (18), Moulik Sobha Raini (23), Kancha Sunwar (22), Padam Bahadur Kami (25), Jitman Tamang (45) and Kaley Limbu (14). Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”On June 25, martyr’s day will be observed by all tea garden workers in Darjeeling, Terai and Dooars, before work in the garden commences,” stated Zia Ul Alam, convenor.On July 2, 3, 4 and 5, gate meetings and demonstrations will be held in front of all the 87 tea gardens in the Hills.”We feel that the government will pay heed to our just demand and implement minimum wages at the earliest. If the above programme fails to yield the desired results, then we will chalk out our future course of action. We appeal for support from one and all for our cause. Our agitation will be peaceful and democratic,” stated Alam.At present, workers are getting a daily wage of Rs 160. In 2015, a tripartite agreement was signed between operating trade unions, management of gardens and the state government, stating that minimum wages would be implemented. Recently, Rs 17.50 was given as interim hike to the daily wages.
Kolkata: The state Education department on Monday clipped the wings of the District Inspectors (DI) of schools when it comes to teacher recruitment and directed them to inform the district magistrate and the Education department about the resolution of the managing committee, before taking any decision on the same.The decision was taken at a meeting with the DIs of schools across the state that was chaired by state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, secretary of School Education Manish Jain and senior officials of the department. All the DIs of the state, except Darjeeling, Siliguri and North Dinajpur, attended the meeting. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The DIs would send the recommendation of the managing committee to the District Magistrate and to the Commissioner of School Education, before taking any decision regarding recruitment of teachers,” a senior official of the Education department said. According to sources, the minister expressed his displeasure over the decision of shuffling of teachers at Daribhit High School in Islampur and reprimanded some DIs for taking an aggressive role in the recruitment or shuffling of teachers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The reshuffling of posts in Daribhit School is illegal. The DIs should consult the district magistrate and the School Education department before such reshuffling to avoid any untoward incident,” the official said. According to sources, Daribhit High School had no vacancy. Among its 22 sanctioned posts, five are para-teachers. “It is nothing wrong on the part of any school seeking extra teachers. But suddenly some people turned vocal, alleging that teaching posts are vacant and were seen with flags of a certain party, causing violence in which two students were killed. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has directed to deal with the situation strongly,” Chatterjee said.
Planning a baby? Then stop drinking soda or sugar-sweetened beverages, as intake of one or more such drinks a day – by either partner – may decrease the chances of conceiving, warns a study. The findings showed both female and male intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with 20 per cent reduced fecundability – the average monthly probability of conception. Females who consumed at least one soda per day had 25 per cent lower fecundability, while male consumption was associated with 33 per cent lower fecundability. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”We found positive associations between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which were consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking, and overall diet quality,” said lead author Elizabeth Hatch, Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).”Couples planning a pregnancy might consider limiting their consumption of these beverages, especially because they are also related to other adverse health effects,” Hatch said, in a paper published in the journal Epidemiology. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIntake of energy drinks was related to even larger reductions in fertility, although the results were based on small numbers of consumers. Little association was found between intake of fruit juice or diet soda and fertility.Previous studies have linked the consumption of these beverages to weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, early menstruation and poor semen quality. For the new study, the team surveyed 3,828 women aged 21 to 45 living in the US or Canada and 1,045 of their male partners.
Kolkata: Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurated the ‘Gandhi Gallery – Mahatma Gandhi Interpretation Centre’ at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport on Thursday.The gallery has been thrown open to the passengers travelling through Kolkata Airport and it is located inside the domestic arrival hall of the terminal building. As part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Airports Authority of India, in association with Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataGandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, has embarked on establishing ‘Gandhi Gallery – Mahatma Gandhi Interpretation Centre’ at different Airports across the country, to propagate Gandhiji’s ideals and principles. People will be able to see Gandhiji’s association with local leaders and freedom fighters through 24 display panels. His association with Rabindranath Tagore and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has also been prominently displayed at the gallery. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSodepur Ashram where Gandhiji spent some time, his tour to Noakhali, and his efforts to maintain communal harmony in 1946-47 have also been put on display at the gallery. In addition, a digital kiosk has also been installed to make the passengers aware about the life and times of the father of the nation. It also includes a quiz and films on Gandhiji and other information, which would interest the young generation. Kaushik Bhattacharjee, Airport Director, Sankar Kumar Sanyal, Member, Executive Committee, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Dipankar Shri Gyan, director, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, were also present during the programme among other dignitaries.
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Chris Sale owns Fort Myers.Sometimes @FGCU_Baseball product and @RedSox ace Chris Sale just wants to help #DunkCity live up to its nickname ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Cred: @tessamort pic.twitter.com/00C4UL9CZi— FGCU Men’s Hoops (@FGCU_MBB) February 24, 2017 Fort Myers is the home of Red Sox Spring Training. It’s also the home of Dunk City. Chris Sale represents both. He’s an FGCU grad and now the ace for the Sox.Last night, Sale took some time away from the diamond to take in FGCU’s 80-70 A-Sun win against Stetson.After the game, Sale showed he’s got some lift by throwing down a solid dunk of his own. Sale underhand tossed the ball off the glass to himself for an impressive jam.He attacks the rim like an uncomfortable throwback jersey. Advertisement
I know this is a pretty older court and it looks like it’s fresh painted as well. I’m just going to do my assessment and go from there.”He added:“It took me three steps to realize this is not the same NBA court I’m used to playing on. We’ll see what’s up.”Kyrie not thrilled with Mecca throwback court: “It took me 3 steps to realize this is not the same NBA court I’m used to playing on.” pic.twitter.com/UnFjSJDEsA— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) October 26, 2017 For throwback night, the Milwaukee Bucks are going all out by re-creating their old school ‘Mecca’ court from the 70’s glory days of their title title teams with the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabaar.It would seem obvious that the Bucks didn’t just haul the old floor out of a storage unit after 40 plus years and put it together – they had an exact replica built according to the current NBA specs – but it apparently that was lost on Kyrie Irving.In an interview at the Celtics shootaround, Irving expressed safety concerns over playing on such an old court.“I’m all about safety, so we’ll see how it is on my knees, see how it is on everyone’s bodies. Advertisement The Bucks tried to clear up the confusion by posting a video showing the process that went to into creating the replica court. Their Tweet is obviously directed at Kyrie.Ultimately, there’s no reason for Irving to worry, the court is totally up to NBA standards and completely flat. Just like the Earth.In case you need to tell someone…tonight’s #ReturntotheMECCA court is a brand new floor.Here’s how we made it: pic.twitter.com/GjtsIDts2A— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 26, 2017
Also:– Colin’s 9 teams that can win the NCAA Tournament– Not having an owner has made Green Bay complacentGuests:Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking Tiger expectations and potential LeBron destinations.Ric Bucher – Bleacher Report Senior NBA Writer and Sirius XM host joins the show to talk Steph’s injury, and the chemistry problems with OKC.John Middlekauff – Former NFL Scout and Host of the 3 and Out Podcast joins the show to talk free agency, and why the Rams moves may not be as good as they look on paper.Mark Few – Gonzaga Men’s Basketball Head Coach joins the show to talk about his team heading into the NCAA Tournament, and why it’s impossible for any program to be 100% clean. The Seahawks are further proof that dynasties aren’t guaranteedAfter blowing out the Broncos to win the Super Bowl in 2014, the Seahawks looked like a dynasty in the making, but 4 years later they haven’t won any more titles and are headed into an offseason that will be spent rebuilding their roster.From the Celtics Big 3 to the Seattle is just the latest reminder that no dynasty is guaranteed and of how quickly the championship window can close in professional sports, especially the NFL. Nothing is guaranteed. NFL teams need to stop fearing the QB draft bustThe Browns need a quarterback and have the first pick in the draft, but their reluctance to pull the trigger on a QB has cost them the chance to land Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson in the last 2 drafts. Now, some reports say they’re considering taking Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with this year’s first pick.Colin thinks teams like the Browns need to stop being afraid to pick a QB for fear of drafting a bust because 1.) the bust rate for college QB’s entering the league is far lower than it was 10 years ago, and 2.) Even if a pick doesn’t pan out, the new CBA allows teams to move on rather than being paralyzed by a massive rookie contract.In a QB league, teams need to stop overthinking it and take the leap until it pans out.
Also:– Colin’s Perfect destinations for top NBA free agentsGuests:Nick Wright – Host of FS1’s First Thing’s First Is in-studio on why LeBron to Philly is highly possible; and why he’s sick of hearing about the Warriors missing Andre Iguodala.Mark Medina – San Jose Mercury News is in-studio talking Warriors; Kevin Durant; and why they miss Andre Iguodala.Antoine Walker – Former Celtics All-Star joins the show to discuss LeBron’s approach in Game 1; and why there’s a big gap between LeBron and Durant.Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio on the Patriots not being fun; and why playing in Green Bay is unique because of the community ownership.Baron Davis – Former NBA All-Star is in-studio on the Bryan Coalngelo burner account scandal and why he isn’t counting out LeBron. If LeBron gets rolled in the Finals, why not sit out a year?Instead of signing in free agency over the summer, Colin proposed the idea of LeBron sitting out until next year’s trade deadline to survey the NBA landscape and decide his course for the final chapter of his career.After playing every regular season, and playing obscene minutes in a taxing playoff run, LeBron is gassed. If he sits, he can get fully recharged and wait to see how the situations of various possible teams play out and pick the best one. Michael Jordan did it and it worked out fine. Why not LeBron? Warriors don’t get to use Iguodala’s absence as an excuseAndre Iguodala won’t play in Game 1 of the Finals, and the Warriors, the media, and their fans will tell anyone who will listen how it’s a HUGE deal. Colin likes Iggy, but finds the argument that Golden State needs him to win the title laughable.Iguodala has declined as a player from his 2015 Finals MVP performance, and is a luxury and far less important since KD signed with the team. It’s like listening to a trust fund kid complain about the lobster at the country club. Maybe the Warriors can manage with their meager stable of four future hall of famers in their prime.
Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Business Insider Google is going to kill off Google Reader, a web-based app that pulls in articles from news sites you subscribe to, on July 1.The news of Google Reader’s demise came out in March, and since then several companies have rushed to fill the hole that will be left. Google Reader is a very popular product, so there are plenty of people who will be looking for an alternative once it’s gone for good.There are dozens of readers out there, but let’s make it simple. If you’re a Google Reader user, there are only two services we recommend looking at to replace it: Digg Reader and Feedly.Both of these services can pull in news subscriptions currently stored in your Google account just by logging in with the same credentials you use to sign into Gmail and other Google services. You can also manually subscribe to websites and get all the articles published almost immediately.Let’s break it down: DiggNews aggregation site Digg made a lot of headlines the day after Google said it was killing its reader by promising to create one of its own. The Digg Reader launched last week on the iPhone, iPad, and Web. It has quickly become our favorite Google Reader alternative because of its clean design and mix of stories pulled in from Digg’s editorial team.Download Digg for iPhone/iPad and sign up to try the Web version. FeedlyFeedly has been around for a long time, and it’s already gained a ton of new users since Google announced it planned to kill Google Reader. At first glance, Feedly looks nearly identical to Google Reader, with a list of your news sources in a small column to the left and the stories in a bigger window on the right. It also integrates with social networks like Pinterest.Feedly’s biggest advantage over Digg is that it has both and Android and iPhone app. If you’re an Android user, this is your best choice.Download Feedly for iPhone/iPad or Android and try the Web version. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 1, 2013
Ten years ago today Jack Dorsey fired off the world’s first tweet. Scooping co-founder Biz Stone by a full minute, little did he know the automated five-word message would later set fire to a communication revolution, 140 characters at a time.Today, around 500 million tweets are dispatched into the Twitterverse every 24 hours from all over the globe. To mark its 10-year anniversary, the social media giant tweeted out a stirring highlight reel. The #lovetwitter-hashtagged trip down memory lane features some of the most memorable Twitter posts yet, sweet cosmic tweets from space and Mike Tyson’s epic hoverboard fail included.Starting in ?? on 3/21 and moving across the ?, we thank you for 10 incredible years.Love, Twitter#LoveTwitterhttps://t.co/pH4WWdgK6q— Twitter (@twitter) March 20, 2016To mark the popular microblogging platform’s 10th birthday, here are 10 interesting facts about Twitter that you might not know:1. Twitter was almost called “Friendstalker.”No joke, had Evan Williams had his way, we might all be “Friendstalker”-ing instead of tweeting. Thankfully the Twitter co-founder’s tongue-in-cheek name suggestion was cast off as “too creepy,” reports the New York Times. The platform could have also been dubbed “Twitch,” “Twitcher” and “Jitter.” Twitter was eventually settled on after one of the co-founders read the word’s definition aloud from a dictionary: “The light chirping sound made by certain birds; agitation or excitement; flutter.” And — chirp, chirp — history was made.Related: Biz Stone to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: If You’re Not Emotionally Invested, Don’t Do It2. Twitter’s iconic bird logo is named after a sports legend.Nope, that cute little birdie blue is not named after Larry Page or Larry King. Turns out it’s named after basketball legend Larry Bird, a famous former Boston Celtics forward. Biz Stone confirmed this fact after Celtics vice president of digital media Peter Stringer asked him about the rumored tidbit, fittingly on Twitter. His guess was a slam dunk.@peterstringer @twitter @celtics @eeegeee yes it is!— Biz Stone (@biz) August 11, 20113. Twitter did not invent the hashtag.#NoSeriously, it didn’t. Hashtags date back to 1988, when people communicated via chat rooms called Internet Relay Chats (IRCs). The first hashtags made their way to Twitter in 2007, when Chris Messina, formerly of Google and now a lead developer at Uber, proposed using them as a way to lump together related tweets. The simple searchable tags instantly caught on. how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?— Chris Messina ? (@chrismessina) August 23, 20074. Katy Perry boasts the most Twitter followers.The chart-topping pop songstress has almost 85 million followers. That’s more followers than people who live in Egypt. Fellow pop sensation Justin Bieber comes in second (77 million followers) and Taylor Swift third (73 million). The most followed brand on Twitter is not Twitter. It’s YouTube (61 million followers).A valid reason they call it the club sandwich could be if you can fit your mouth round it you must be in some kinda club ?— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 13, 20165. The idea for Twitter was hatched on a slide at a playground.Not all Silicon Valley tech startups are born in hipster bars and coffee shops. Case in point: Twitter. Dorsey says he first shared his idea for the social network on a playground slide “like a geeked-out Moses on Mount Sinai.”Related: Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Rapidly Becomes the Most Retweeted Image of All Time6. Ellen Degeneres sent the most retweeted tweet.If you guessed it was the comedian’s star-studded Oscar-selfie tweet, you’d be right. Actor Bradley Cooper actually snapped the viral pic at the 2014 awards show. It’s been retweeted nearly 3.4 million times since The Ellen Show first fired it off. Call us weird, but we like the Simpsons’ cool cartoon version of the pic better.If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 20147. The 140-character limit is because of mobile phones.True story: those little glowing bricks we can’t put down are to blame. Indeed they’re the reason tweets are short, 140-character blips. At first, Dorsey limited them to 160 characters because that used to be the max length for text messages on mobile phones. The restriction was later trimmed back to 140 characters, which he calls a “beautiful constraint,” one that’s apparently here to stay. Maybe.Related: Looking Back at Twitter As It Celebrates Its 10th Birthday Today8. Twitter co-founder Noah Glass got booted from the company.Twitter co-founder Noah Glass, who originally came up with the company’s name, was famously fired from the startup. The San Francisco-based developer’s heart-breaking story of being “forgotten” and betrayed by his fellow founding team made headlines in 2011. Today, his Twitter bio simply reads: “I started this.”I wish the twitter team the best of luck and trust that they will be successful in continuing to develop this important communication tool.— noah glass (@noah) September 14, 20139. Twitter has yet to turn a profit.Despite the social network’s massive global user base — notably down for the first time last quarter amidst an internal shakeup — the company is not profitable. With its accumulated revenue losses approaching $2.1 billion, Twitter stocks are now trading at about a third less than the $26-per-share price put forth with the company’s November 2013 IPO. So much for being the next Facebook.Related: Here’s What the First Hires at Apple, Google and Other Top Tech Companies Are Doing Now10. Being “Twitterpated” is a thing.The word “twitterpated” doesn’t just mean to be infatuated. The Twitter-related version sounds like constipation for a reason. As Dorsey explains, it’s “when you’re overwhelmed with information or you’re just so excited that you forget to tweet or forget to share.” We know the feeling. March 21, 2016 6 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
August 5, 2016 Register Now » 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Today’s businesses are driven by productivity and collaboration. But how do you achieve both in a way that benefits everyone on your team? How do you avoid the inevitable obstacles: priority management, strategy alignment, and transparency?Luckily, the small business community has noticed a recent uptick in productivity and collaboration. Why? Many newer online tools have made it easier for teams to communicate clearly, prioritize tasks, delegate responsibilities, and hold themselves (and each other) accountable. From there, it’s just a matter of finding out which tool is right for your business. Check out these seven tools for increasing productivity and efficiency to see which ones meet your needs.1. ConnecteamThere’s an app for that — and your business! With Connecteam, you create your own branded employee app with which to communicate, clock in, and more. This tool is valuable for businesses with large numbers of remote workers who may not enjoy the same in-office privileges that other employees have. Via your customized app, those remote employees can view and create project checklists, upload files, view work schedules, create informational libraries, and even train for new positions. The app can be created in just over an hour. However, for employees who aren’t used to company apps, there may be a bit of a learning curve.Related: 5 High Tech Tools to Benefit Remote Workers2. WorkflowMaxWant 626 hours of time back? On average, that’s how much time WorkflowMax saves its clients — along with $22,000 a year. This tool is perfect for businesses and freelancers who provide a service and bill based on time. Without much effort at all, employees can track time spent on various tasks and remain accountable for their work. WorkflowMax allows users to create professional, instant quotes for potential clients, then invoice them later on with equally professional-looking forms. Users can even build timelines for special projects and view productivity analytics within the program. For a low monthly price, it’s never been easier for service-based businesses to stay organized.3. PocketNo matter how good you are at avoiding procrastination, you’re bound to come across irresistible articles and videos somewhere on the Internet while you’re working. But wait—not clicking on it now doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to see it. Pocket lets you save distracting links and useful articles for later with a simple button, which is installed via extension onto your web browser. Whether it’s the link to a client’s website, a PDF that needs to be edited, or an infographic you’d like to someday share on social media, you can put it in your Pocket. Too many items saved already? You can tag your links and docs for organizational purposes, so nothing will get lost.Related: Who Needs an Office? How to Go 100 Percent Remote4. CyfeCyfe lets you organize what would otherwise be indecipherable data. The program acts as your business’s data dashboard, where site visitors, adwords metrics, keyword rankings, and social media success can be accessed altogether. Pre-built widgets from MailChimp, Shopify, and many more let you customize your dashboard to view the information you want to see. With all your data in one place, it’s easy for the whole team to keep track of the big picture.5. TrelloSome people use Trello for grocery lists, and some people use it for their high-growth businesses. Some people use it for both—it’s that intuitive. You set up boards, which can be assigned different tasks. Those tasks are easily moved around, tagged with other users’ names for delegation purposes, and checked off once completed. It’s an ultra-fluid to-do list, and it’s perfect for those who prefer to keep track of tasks the easy way.Related: 5 Ways to Stay Positive When Working Remotely6. 1PasswordStop using your mother’s maiden name or your childhood nickname as your password. It’s understandable—you’re worried you’ll forget your password, so you make it super simple—but you’re practically inviting scammers and hackers to your virtual doorstep. Instead, go ahead and generate an uber-complex password and save it with 1Password. This little tool lends you peace of mind and extra time at once by storing your passwords securely and auto-entering them for you on selected sites and programs. With 1Password Teams, administrators can grant and revoke access to shared vaults, as well as save time solving company phishing scams. No matter the size of your business, it can probably benefit from 1Password.7. Office 365Most of the above products are developed and managed by startups or small to mid-size businesses. Of course, Office 365 is the product of Microsoft: one of the biggest companies on the planet. This means it has an incredible array of powerful features surrounding email management, file sharing, and online meetings. OneDrive provides an excellent cloud storage solution for businesses, while Skype for Business makes web communication a breeze. Start small with Office 365’s Business Essentials package, or shoot straight to Premium for added amenities, like the Microsoft Office suite and HD video conferencing.In the end, it’s all about what exactly your organization needs, but odds are it can benefit from a bit of added productivity and efficiency. These tools will help you get your teams on the same track, prioritize major projects, and delegate tasks until you’ve achieved just that. 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September 13, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global MIT researchers are developing a camera system that can read closed books.A prototype was recently able to correctly identify letters on the top nine sheets of stacked papers. Dreamed up by MIT Media Lab research scientist Barmak Heshmat, the technique uses terahertz radiation — the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and infrared light — to distinguish between ink and blank paper, and gauge distance to individual pages.”So much work has gone into terahertz technology to get the sources and detectors working, with big promises for imagining new and exciting things,” Laura Waller, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California at Berkeley, said in a statement.”This work is one of the first to use these new tools along with advances in computational imaging to get at pictures of things we could never see with optical technologies” she continued. “Now we can judge a book through its cover!”The technology could eventually be used to scan antique tomes too delicate for human touch, or any materials organized in thin layers, like coatings on machine parts or pharmaceuticals.”The Metropolitan Museum in New York showed a lot of interest in this, because they want to, for example, look into some antique books that they don’t even want to touch,” Heshmat said.In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, MIT developed the algorithms that acquire images from individual sheets in a stack of papers. Georgia Tech scientists, meanwhile, built the other key ingredient: a method for interpreting distorted or incomplete images as individual letters.”It’s actually kind of scary,” Heshmat said of GT’s letter-interpretation algorithm. “A lot of websites have those [captchas] to make sure you’re not a robot, and this algorithm can get through a lot of them.” Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag
This story originally appeared on Reuters December 27, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Panasonic Corp. will invest more than 30 billion yen ($256 million) in a New York production facility of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors to make photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies.Japan’s Panasonic, which has been retreating from low-margin consumer electronics to focus more on automotive components and other businesses targeting corporate clients, will make the investment in Tesla’s factory in Buffalo, N.Y.The U.S. electric car maker is making a long-term purchase commitment from Panasonic as part of the deal, besides providing factory buildings and infrastructure.In a joint statement on Tuesday, the two companies said they plan to start production of PV modules in the summer of 2017 and increase to one gigawatt of module production by 2019.The plan is part of the solar partnership that the two companies first announced in October, but which did not disclose investment details.Tesla is working exclusively with longtime partner Panasonic to supply batteries for its upcoming Model 3, the company’s first mass-market car. Panasonic is also the exclusive supplier of batteries to Tesla’s Model S and Model X.(Reporting by Taiga Uranaka and Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) 1 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
This Enterprise Content Management Market report studies the industry based on one or more segments covering key players, types, applications, products, technology, end-users, and regions for historical data as well as provides forecasts for next few years.The global enterprise content management market accounted for US$ 12.94 Bn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% over the forecast period 2019–2027, to account for US$ 32.30 Bn by 2027.Request for a sample copy of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3217004?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNThe global enterprise content management market is expected to draw significant growth in the coming years, majorly due to the growing demand for enterprise content management solutions across enterprises for operational efficiency. 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In addition to this, the growing digital revolution across the globe is fuelling the adoption of cloud-based solutions in various industry verticals. Governments of developing economies such as India and China are taking various initiatives to boost the adoption of digital services among consumers and industries. The adoption of cloud-based ECM solutions is expected to grow at an impressive rate during the forecast period from 2019 to 2027, owing to all these positive developments.The overall enterprise content management market size has been derived using both primary and secondary source. The research process begins with exhaustive secondary research using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the enterprise content management market. 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