ASAAP Meeting focuses on Rural Challenges

first_imgMembers of the ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Washington, D.C. this week for discussion focused on trade, rural infrastructure and communications.Special guest USDA Trade Counsel Jason Hafemeister provided valuable insights and information during his dinner presentation.The meeting also included presentations on Infrastructure and Connectivity featuring Wole Moses, director of Federal Could Solutions, Microsoft and on Sharing the Ag Story, with Sarah Sampson, series producer/director of Maryland Farm & Harvest.ASAAP is a collaborative effort of all soybean industry sectors with a stake in the growth and profitability of the industry. The forum provides the opportunity for ASA’s state affiliates, state and national checkoff organizations, industry partners and national grower leaders to engage in critical industry focused dialogue.The D.C. meeting is one of two annual meetings of the group. The next meeting is Aug. 6 -8, 2019.For more information about ASAAP and its members, please click here.last_img read more

Why the Traditional AdvertiserMedia Sales Rep Relationship Is Dead

first_imgThe evolution of this relationship becomes further mutually favorable when marketing services enters the equation. Publishers equipped to support the content development and media production needs of their customers are well positioned for the newest phase of media buying: Integrated marketing packages. By including marketing services within traditional advertising bundles, publishers are able to support their customers’ content marketing initiatives while alleviating their commonly associated challenges.  Bundle pricing equates to reduced content development expenditures, a modest relief for customer budgetary concerns. In addition, access to industry editors as a component of the Integrated Marketing Package enables brand marketers to produce enough content, engaging content, and a variety of content. Integrated Marketing Packages may even be supplemented with marketing coaching services, allowing entire industries the help needed to run successful content marketing programs. Contrary to what some have predicted, content marketing won’t mean the end of the publishing industry, but a disruption within it; a disruption creating new opportunities and new perceptions. Content marketing or advertising? This budgetary conundrum challenges not just brand marketers, but the publishers who have witnessed customers divest marketing spend from advertising and invest it into content marketing initiatives outside of their brands’ reach. While a reduction in advertising spend poses an immediate threat to publishers, it also enables the opportunity for nimble publishers to reinvent their business model as well as their client relationships.Publishing sales teams must change their perception of their customers’ roles, as well as their own:  • The customers of publishers are not advertisers, they are brand marketers. A brand marketer’s responsibility reaches far beyond ad buys; today’s media companies must perceive them as such and provide the solutions to support their advertising and content marketing initiatives.• The perceived role of a media sales rep must also change in the eyes of brand marketers. This role should not be defined as a media sales rep, but as a marketing strategist. Marketing strategists think beyond their own brand and provide customers the insights and solutions to directly support their marketing objectives.last_img read more

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ABVP calls for school bandh today in Karimnagar

first_imgKarimnagar: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) gave a call for State-wide bandh of all educational institutions on June 28, demanding the government strict implementation of the Right to Education Act, formation of district fee regulatory committees, informed ABVP city secretary Raparthi Srinivas.Speaking at a press meet at Vidyarthi Bhavan here on Thursday, he said that they seek action to be taken against private and corporate educational institutions, which are collecting high fees from parents and to implement the law to control fees. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us His other demands include implementation of GO No: 91 strictly, which prevents private and corporate schools from adding suffix to their school names to attract parents so that they will admit their children into their schools; stop the school management from selling books, uniforms and other stationary on the school premises; and allotment of 25 per cent seats to the students belonging to weaker sections. ABVP city secretary R Srinivas urged all the parents and representatives of people’s organisations to participate in the State-wide bandh call given by ABVP to make it successful.last_img read more

What is interactive machine learning

first_imgMachine learning is a useful and effective tool to have when it comes to building prediction models or to build a useful data structure from an avalanche of data. Many ML algorithms are in use today for a variety of real-world use cases. Given a sample dataset, a machine learning model can give predictions with only certain accuracy, which largely depends on the quality of the training data fed to it. Is there a way to increase the prediction accuracy by somehow involving humans in the process? The answer is yes, and the solution is called as ‘Interactive Machine Learning’. Why we need interactive machine learning As we already discussed above, a model can give predictions only as good as the quality of the training data fed to it. If the quality of the training data is not good enough, the model might: Take more time to learn and then give accurate predictions Quality of predictions will be very poor This challenge can be overcome by involving humans in the machine learning process. By incorporating human feedback in the model training process, it can be trained faster and more efficiently to give more accurate predictions. In the widely adopted machine learning approaches, including supervised and unsupervised learning or even active learning for that matter, there is no way to include human feedback in the training process to improve the accuracy of predictions. In case of supervised learning, for example, the data is already pre-labelled and is used without any actual inputs from the human during the training process. For this reason alone, the concept of interactive machine learning is seen by many machine learning and AI experts as a breakthrough. How interactive machine learning works Machine Learning Researchers Teng Lee, James Johnson and Steve Cheng have suggested a novel way to include human inputs to improve the performance and predictions of the machine learning model. It has been called as the ‘Transparent Boosting Tree’ algorithm, which is a very interesting approach to combine the advantages of machine learning and human inputs in the final decision making process. The Transparent Boosting Tree, or TBT in short, is an algorithm that would visualize the model and the prediction details of each step in the machine learning process to the user, take his/her feedback, and incorporate it into the learning process. The ML model is in charge of updating the assigned weights to the inputs, and filtering the information shown to the user for his/her feedback. Once the feedback is received, it can be incorporated by the ML model as a part of the learning process, thus improving it. A basic flowchart of the interactive machine learning process is as shown: Interactive Machine Learning More in-depth information on how interactive machine learning works can be found in their paper. What can Interactive machine learning do for businesses With the rising popularity and applications of AI across all industry verticals, humans may have a key role to play in the learning process of an algorithm, apart from just coding it. While observing the algorithm’s own outputs or evaluations in the form of visualizations or plain predictions, humans can suggest way to to improve that prediction by giving feedback in the form of inputs such as labels, corrections or rankings. This helps the models in two ways: Increases the prediction accuracy Time taken for the algorithm to learn is shortened considerably Both the advantages can be invaluable to businesses, as they look to incorporate AI and machine learning in their processes, and look for faster and more accurate predictions. Interactive Machine Learning is still in its nascent stage and we can expect more developments in the domain to surface in the coming days. Once production-ready, it will undoubtedly be a game-changer. Read more Active Learning: An approach to training machine learning models efficiently Anatomy of an automated machine learning algorithm (AutoML) How machine learning as a service is transforming cloudlast_img read more

Thailand junta cancels human rights report launch on Vietnam

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Thai police said in a statement Friday the scheduled event at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, or FCCT, could “have an impact on the country’s security or could affect the friendship and cooperation between Thailand and Vietnam.”It is the third event in one month that has been cancelled at the venue. Two previous seminars that were shutdown involved topics about human rights situation in Thailand and the country’s harsh lese majeste law protecting its monarchy.More than a dozen plainclothes and uniformed police officers were waiting outside the club, along with a police truck parked nearby. The FCCT said it received a written order from the police, issued on behalf of the ruling junta, to cancel the press conference by Human Rights Watch where the report was to be launched.“The FCCT complied with the written request, which was also sent to HRW,” the club said in a statement. However, the human rights report was available on the group’s website. An electronic version was also sent to journalists by email.The FCCT lets out its premises for public events as a service for the media, diplomatic community and students.The forced cancellation of the event is “very disappointing” and is “another affirmation that human rights organizations can no longer report, not only about situation in Thailand, but situations in neighboring countries in Southeast Asia,” said Sunai Phasuk, Human Rights Watch’s senior researcher in Asia. “Thailand is now going to be known as the defender of human rights violators in (Southeast Asia), which added more damage to Thailand’s already tarnished international reputation under the military rule,” he added.Thai authorities have cracked down on critics and dissents since the military seized power from a civilian government in last May’s coup.The Thailand section on Human Rights Watch’s webpage was briefly blocked by the government.In its report, Human Rights Watch called for the Vietnamese government to “end abusive policies and practices” that have forced hundreds of Montagnards to flee the country.It said the Montagnards’ beliefs and faith practices, such as De Ga Protestantism and Ha Mon Catholicism, are suppressed by the government on the grounds that they are not religions at all. It said the Montagnards have been subjected to intimidation, arbitrary arrests and mistreatment in custody.There was no immediate response from the Vietnamese government on the report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military government on Friday forced a human rights group to cancel the public launch of its report on the Vietnamese government’s persecution of an ethnic minority, saying it could affect national security and bilateral relations.The 33-page report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch describes persecution of Montagnard Christians in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, whose religious practices have been described by the government as “evil.” Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Mesa family survives lightning strike to homelast_img read more

Our panelJon Bloom Host of Cardinal Talk Dave B

first_imgOur panel:Jon Bloom, Host of Cardinal Talk; Dave Burns, Co-host of Burns and Gambo; Jarrett Carlen, Arizona Sports tech director/The Oddcast; Daria Del Colliano,, Charlie Feinerman, Arizona Sports 620 producer/reporter; Doug Franz, Co-host of Doug and Wolf, John Gambadoro, Co-host of Burns and Gambo; Bryan Gibberman, Arizona Sports 620 producer; Adam Green,; Joe Huizenga, Producer of KTAR’s Karie & Chuck; Vince Marotta,; Carter Nacke, Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Who will be the Cardinals’ leading rusher, and how many yards will he have?Bloom: Ryan Williams, 827Burns: Ryan Williams, 1,036Carlen: Beanie Wells, 1,025Del Colliano: Ryan Williams, 1,000Feinerman: Ryan Williams, 821Franz: Beanie Wells, 987Gambadoro: Ryan Williams, 800Gibberman: Ryan Williams, 1,100Green: Ryan Williams, 845Huizenga: Ryan Williams, 740Marotta: Ryan Williams, 759Nacke: Ryan Williams, 903There isn’t a whole lot of faith in Beanie Wells to return to his 2011 form when he ran for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. Offseason knee surgery and time on the PUP list during preseason will plant that seed of doubt. However, the vast majority of the panel does have faith in Ryan Williams, who missed the entire 2011 season with a knee injury, so figure that one out?Behind Larry Fitzgerald, who will be the Cardinals’ second-leading receiver?Bloom: Andre Roberts, 62 catchesBurns: Andre Roberts, 52 catchesCarlen: Andre Roberts, 74 catchesDel Colliano: Michael Floyd, 50 catchesFeinerman: Ryan Williams, 62 catchesFranz: Andre Roberts, 68 catchesGambadoro: Early Doucet, 55 catchesGibberman: Andre Roberts, 65 catchesGreen: Andre Roberts, 68 catchesHuizenga: Andre Roberts, 58 catchesMarotta: Andre Roberts, 65 catchesNacke: Michael Floyd, 55 catches OK, so the Packers are the sexy pick again in the NFC, with our panel having them advance to the Super Bowl over six different teams. Only Charlie Feinerman (full disclosure — huge Cowboys fan) and Bryan Gibberman had the guts to pick against the Pack.AFC West Champions:Denver Broncos: 7 votes: Burns, Carlen, Del Colliano, Feinerman, Gibberman, Green, NackeKansas City Chiefs: 2 votes: Bloom, FranzSan Diego Chargers: 2 votes: Gambadoro, MarottaOakland Raiders: 1 vote: HuizengaThis is what you can expect when three teams in the division went 8-8 and the “last place” team went 7-9. Peyton Manning was the X-Factor for seven of our panelists.AFC North Champions:Baltimore Ravens: 6 votes: Bloom, Burns, Franz, Green, Huizenga, MarottaPittsburgh Steelers: 6 votes: Carlen, Del Colliano, Feinerman, Gambadoro, Gibberman, NackeThese two teams simply don’t like each other, and if our panelists’ picks are any indication, it’ll be another war between the Ravens and Steelers this season. Incidentally, the two teams don’t play until November 18, but will see each other twice in a three-game span. Buckle up.AFC South Champions:Houston Texans: 11 votes: Bloom, Burns, Carlen, Del Colliano, Feinerman, Franz, Gambadoro, Green, Huizenga, Marotta, NackeTennessee Titans: 1 votes: Gibberman The beginning of football season means a few things. Tailgate parties. Guys in the office talking endlessly about their fantasy teams. Strained relationships with the significant other.We’ll focus on another rite of Fall…predictions! The staff of Arizona Sports was asked to put their prognostication hats on and produce picks for the upcoming campaign. And because football is in the air, or more accurately, because their baseball picks were downright embarrassing, they obliged. We’re going on the second straight season of speculation of who will step up opposite Fitzgerald in the Cardinals’ receiving corps, so it’s no surprise that four different players got votes. Interestingly enough, only two (Del Colliano, Nacke) think it’ll be rookie Michael Floyd who elevates to the number two position despite being a high draft pick.Award WinnersLeague MVPAaron Rodgers: 7 votes: Bloom, Burns, Carlen, Del Colliano, Gambadoro, Marotta, NackeTom Brady: 3 votes: Franz, Green, HuizengaCam Newton: 1 vote: FeinermanMatt Ryan: 1 vote: GibbermanA majority favors Green Bay signal caller Aaron Rodgers to repeat at the league’s MVP, with three jumping on the Tom Brady bandwagon. The two outliers? Charlie Feinerman and Bryan Gibberman, who each like an NFC South quarterback to win the hardware.Offensive Player of the YearAaron Rodgers: 4 votes: Bloom, Carlen, Gambadoro, GreenTom Brady: 2 votes: Franz, HuizengaArian Foster: 1 vote: NackeAndre Johnson: 1 vote: Del CollianoCalvin Johnson: 1 vote: BurnsDarren McFadden: 1 vote: GibbermanCam Newton: 1 vote: FeinermanRay Rice: 1 vote: MarottaEight different players received votes in this category, including two wide receivers. That’s noteworthy because a receiver hasn’t won the award since Jerry Rice took home the honor in 1993. It’s also noteworthy that last year’s winner, New Orleans QB Drew Brees, didn’t receive one vote. Top Stories A linebacker has won this award eight times in the last nine seasons, so things are boding well for Kuechly. The Boston College rookie was named on four ballots after being the ninth overall selection in last April’s draft by the Carolina Panthers. Adam Green of picked Bruce Irvin, even though the West Virginia product isn’t sure which team he plays for. Coach of the YearGary Kubiak: 2 votes: Gambadoro, HuizengaChuck Pagano: 2 votes: Burns, NackeBill Belichick: 1 vote: Del CollianoPete Carroll: 1 vote: GibbermanRomeo Crennel: 1 vote: BloomJeff Fisher: 1 vote: FranzAndy Reid: 1 vote: GreenRon Rivera: 1 vote: FeinermanMike Smith: 1 vote: MarottaWhoever’s Coaching the Saints: 1 vote: CarlenNo votes for any of the Harbaugh family? What an upset! Seven of our voters picked the Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl, yet nobody gave love to Mike McCarthy in this category.MiscellaneousFirst coach firedLeslie Frazier: 4 votes: Carlen, Del Colliano, Gambadoro, HuizengaNorv Turner: 4 votes: Bloom, Burns, Feinerman, FranzPat Shurmur: 3 votes: Gibberman, Marotta, NackeChan Gailey: 1 vote: GreenHope Leslie Frazier is renting in the Twin Cities. Minnesota isn’t projected to have a good season, and our panel thinks their head coach will be the fall guy. And Norv and Pat, yeah, you shouldn’t feel so good about your job security, either. Did you ever think you’d see the day when the Houston Texans were a near unanimous pick to win their division? Yeah, we didn’t either. Considering the Texans won the South a year ago after enduring a boat load of quarterback injuries, a healthy Matt Schaub makes them the popular choice in 2012.AFC East ChampionsNew England Patriots: 12 votes: Bloom, Burns, Carlen, Del Colliano, Feinerman, Franz, Gambadoro, Gibberman, Green, Huizenga, Marotta, NackeThe Patriots join the Packers as the only unanimous division champ picks. I guess five episodes of Hard Knocks wasn’t enough to convince anyone that the Dolphins are a real contender? AFC Wild CardsBloom: Pittsburgh, DenverBurns: Cincinnati, IndianapolisCarlen: Oakland, BaltimoreDel Colliano: Baltimore, Kansas CityFeinerman: Baltimore, OaklandFranz: Cincinnati, DenverGambadoro: Baltimore, NY JetsGibberman: Baltimore, NY JetsGreen: Pittsburgh, TennesseeHuizenga: Denver, PittsburghMarotta: Denver, PittsburghNacke: Baltimore, IndianapolisA wide variety of teams were picked as Wild Cards by our panel. No surprise that the two Jets fans (Gambo and Gibberman) weren’t scared off by New York’s 0-4 preseason during which they scored one offensive touchdown — and that was a pass by the third string QB! The only AFC teams not to get any playoff love from our panel were Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville and Miami. Yes, two panelists (Burns, Nacke) think Andrew Luck has got the goods to get the Colts back to the postseason. Defensive Player of the YearDeMarcus Ware: 3 votes: Burns, Feinerman, NackePatrick Willis: 3 votes: Bloom, Gambadoro, GreenJason Pierre-Paul: 2 votes: Franz, MarottaD’Qwell Jackson: 1 vote: Del CollianoVon Miller: 1 vote: GibbermanBrooks Reed: 1 vote: CarlenJustin Tuck: 1 vote: HuizengaThere will be a new winner of this award in 2012, since last year’s winner, Terrell Suggs of Baltimore, is on the shelf for an indefinite amount of time with an Achilles tendon injury. It’s somewhat curious that not one defensive back got a vote for the award — three safeties (Ed Reed, Bob Sanders, Troy Polamalu) have won it since 2004.Offensive Rookie of the YearAndrew Luck: 5 votes: Burns, Carlen, Del Colliano, Gambadoro, NackeRobert Griffin III: 4 votes: Bloom, Feinerman, Franz, GreenJustin Blackmon: 1 vote: GibbermanDoug Martin: 1 vote: MarottaDavid Wilson: 1 vote: HuizengaA quarterback has won this award five times in the last eight seasons.Defensive Rookie of the YearLuke Kuechly: 4 votes: Bloom, Burns, Gambadoro, MarottaMark Barron: 3 votes: Carlen, Gibberman, HuizengaMelvin Ingram: 2 votes: Del Colliano, FranzMorris Claiborne: 1 vote: FeinermanBruce Irvin: 1 vote: GreenCourtney Upshaw: 1 vote: Nackecenter_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away AFC Title GameBloom: Baltimore over HoustonBurns: Baltimore over HoustonCarlen: Baltimore over New EnglandDel Colliano: New England over PittsburghFeinerman: Baltimore over HoustonFranz: New England over BaltimoreGambadoro: Houston over PittsburghGibberman: New England over DenverGreen: New England over HoustonHuizenga: New England over BaltimoreMarotta: Baltimore over New EnglandNacke: Houston over PittsburghIn a somewhat surprising twist, the most common matchup/result predicted by our panel is Baltimore upending Houston (a franchise with exactly one playoff win to their credit) to advance to the Super Bowl. Five panelists like Baltimore returning the Super Bowl for the first time in 12 years.Super Bowl PredictionsBloom: Green Bay over BaltimoreBurns: Baltimore over Green BayCarlen: Green Bay over BaltimoreDel Colliano: Green Bay over New EnglandFeinerman: Baltimore over DallasFranz: Green Bay over New EnglandGambadoro: Green Bay over HoustonGibberman: Atlanta over New EnglandGreen: New England over Green BayHuizenga: New England over Green BayMarotta: Green Bay over BaltimoreNacke: Green Bay over HoustonSeven panelists expect the Lombardi Trophy to go back to its original home — Green Bay, while two each like the Ravens and the Patriots to take the hardware. Bryan Gibberman likes the Falcons to win their first title in team history. Here’s how our staff sees the 2012 NFL season taking shape.NFC West Champions:San Francisco 49ers: 10 votes: Bloom, Burns, Carlen, Del Colliano, Feinerman, Franz, Gambadoro, Green, Huizenga, NackeSeattle Seahawks: 2 votes: Gibberman, MarottaNo homers here…Nobody on the panel has the Arizona Cardinals winning the division.NFC North ChampionsGreen Bay Packers: 12 votes: Bloom, Burns, Carlen, Del Colliano, Feinerman, Franz, Gambadoro, Gibberman, Green, Huizenga, Marotta, NackeUnanimous!NFC South ChampionsAtlanta Falcons: 8 votes: Bloom, Burns, Del Colliano, Franz, Gambadoro, Gibberman, Marotta, NackeNew Orleans Saints: 3 votes: Carlen, Green, HuizengaCarolina Panthers: 1 vote: FeinermanA little variety in the South. Three panelists think the Saints will prevail despite the fact that they’re down to their third-string head coach. Is Drew Brees that good? The popular pick, the Atlanta Falcons, are coming off of a 10-win season and a playoff appearance. Producer Charlie Feinerman is apparently on Team Ryan Kalil, picking the Panthers to do big things.NFC East ChampionsPhiladelphia Eagles: 5 votes: Del Colliano, Franz, Gibberman, Green, MarottaNew York Giants: 5 votes: Bloom, Burns, Carlen, Gambadoro, Huizenga, NackeDallas Cowboys: Feinerman Cardinals predictionsWhat will the Cardinals record be in 2012?9-7: 1 vote: Carlen8-8: 1 vote: Bloom7-9: 2 votes: Del Colliano, Marotta6-10: 5 votes: Burns, Feinerman, Franz, Green, Huizenga5-11: 2 vote: Gambadoro, Nacke3-13: 1 vote: GibbermanWell that paints a pretty picture, huh? Only one of our panelists, Jarrett Carlen, has the Cardinals with a winning record, while Bryan Gibberman is predicting a 3-win campaign, which would tie the 2000 Cardinals for the worst mark in team history.Who will have more TD passes for the Cardinals, Skelton or Kolb, and how many?Bloom: Skelton, 21Burns: Skelton, 21Carlen: Skelton, 20Del Colliano: Skelton, 15Feinerman: Skelton, 32Franz: Skelton, 18Gambadoro: Skelton, 15Gibberman: Skelton, 18Green: Skelton, 17Huizenga: Kolb, 14Marotta: Skelton, 10Nacke: Skelton, 8The vast majority of our panel sees John Skelton keeping his starting quarterback job over Kevin Kolb. In fact, our Charlie Feinerman sees Skelton thriving, throwing 32 scoring strikes. Either Charlie knows something the rest don’t, or he’s been playing way too much Madden ’13. For information’s sake, Kurt Warner threw 30 touchdown passes for Arizona in their Super Bowl season of 2008. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The Eagles may not be a dream team or a dynasty, but good enough on paper following a disappointing 2011 campaign to garner the most votes in the division. The Eagles are tied with the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants, who have the support of (guess who?) Gambo, who may or may not have been wearing his Osi Umenyiora jersey while making his picks. NFC Wild CardsBloom: Philadelphia, Tampa BayBurns: New Orleans, ChicagoCarlen: Chicago, AtlantaDel Colliano: Chicago, NY GiantsFeinerman: NY Giants, PhiladelphiaFranz: Chicago, NY GiantsGambadoro: New Orleans, DetroitGibberman: Chicago, NY GiantsGreen: NY Giants, AtlantaHuizenga: Philadelphia, AtlantaMarotta: Detroit, NY GiantsNacke: Philadelphia, DetroitSo that leaves the Redskins, Vikings, Rams and yes, the Cardinals, as the only NFC teams not to get a vote to advance to the postseason. Yes, Jon Bloom picked Tampa Bay — easily the gutsiest Wild Card selection.NFC Title GameBloom: Green Bay over AtlantaBurns: Green Bay over ChicagoCarlen: Green Bay over New OrleansDel Colliano: Green Bay over AtlantaFeinerman: Dallas over CarolinaFranz: Green Bay over ChicagoGambadoro: Green Bay over San FranciscoGibberman: Atlanta over PhiladelphiaGreen: Green Bay over PhiladelphiaHuizenga: Green Bay over NY GiantsMarotta: Green Bay over AtlantaNacke: Green Bay over San Franciscolast_img read more

On an APT Small Ship cruise travel aboard the MS

first_imgOn an APT Small Ship cruise, travel aboard the MS Caledonian Sky, MS Hebridean Sky or MS Island Sky for an intimate discovery in unique destinations. Each ship carries a maximum of 118 passengers and includes an onboard expedition team, spacious suites of at least 20 square metres and a fleet of Zodiacs for shore excursions and speedy embarkation and disembarkation at port.NEW: Tides of the Indian OceanOn the brand-new 13-day Tides of the Indian Ocean, passengers will cruise to the islands of Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius. Aboard Zodiacs, guests will find the perfect snorkelling spots in Cosmoledo. The Aldabra Atoll offers optimal chances to spot giant tortoises. In the Amirante Islands, passengers will get the chance to walk with the island’s conservation team in search of rare wildlife.Prices start at $14,995 per person twin share, with a Superdeal saving of $1,200 Air Credit Per Couple.NEW: Patagonia and Chilean Fjords ExplorerThe 14-day Patagonia & Chilean Fjords Explorer goes off the beaten path of South America. The MS Island Sky hugs the coastline, dipping into Chilean Patagonia. Guests will cruise Otway Bay to search for colonies of Magellanic penguins and discover Torres del Paine National Park.Prices start at $16,945 per person twin share.NEW: British Isles QuestNew for 2020, 10-day British Isles Quest navigates the British Isles, stopping at remote shores. On the Isles of Scilly, discover the surprisingly tropical Abbey Garden on Tresco Island. In Dublin, the chance to visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse or Malahide Castle is available. At the Isle of Staffa, guests have exclusive access to the famous Fingal’s Cave, thanks to the onboard fleet of Zodiacs.Costs start at $9,995 per person twin share, with a Superdeal Companion Fly Free Including Taxes saving.To discover more about APT Small Ship journeys, or to request a brochure, please call 1300 196 420 or visit brochures available at back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the e-brochureAPT has launched its 2020 Small Ships brochure with a fresh new look and feel, making a bold statement that “luxury is not just a five-star hotel; it is an all-encompassing experience where everything is all taken care of and all-inspiring, so guests can live fully in each and every unforgettable moment”.To celebrate the launch, APT are offering some incredible Superdeal savings. Book before 30 November 2019 to take advantage of Superdeals including Fly Business Class for $2,995 per person including taxes. The deal is available on selected Japan trips across 2020 departures and cabin categories. Further, take advantage of the Companion Fly Free Including Taxes offer when booking selected trips early.Other Superdeals include Fly Free Including Taxes, Air Credits and Save $2,400 Per Couple on select itineraries.last_img read more

Probe after threemonths worth of clinical waste found unprocessed outside disposal unit

first_imgBy Evie AndreouAuthorities said on Thursday they had launched a probe into the improper storage of more than 100 tonnes – more than three months’ worth – of highly hazardous medical waste outside the Kofinou premises of the disposal contractor for state hospitals.Officials on Wednesday caught employees of the company red-handed loading the waste onto a truck to be transferred to an unknown location and called in the police to guard the unit to make sure no hazardous material exited the premises.According to the head of the agriculture ministry’s department of environment, Costas Hadjipanayiotou, officials from his service discovered over the past few days large volumes of  infectious clinical waste stored improperly in the outdoor area of the processing unit in Kofinou, without having any prior notification that there was a technical problem with processing and that it was being stored without proper treatment.The volume of stored untreated waste, he said, was very large in comparison to the quantities collected daily from state hospitals.“State hospitals contribute 1.2 tonnes of waste per day, that is, around 30-35 tonnes per month. The accumulation of waste in the plant is more than 100 tonnes, meaning about three months of clinical waste,” Hadjipanayiotou told the Cyprus News Agency.This waste must be immediately managed, he said.Photo: CNAThe premises were guarded overnight by police on Wednesday, after officials from the department of environment earlier in the day found some of that waste – clinical infectious surgical waste – camouflaged in other bags ready to be transported to an unknown location.“This urged us to seek help from the police to monitor the premises during the night so that no waste is transported away to a location unknown to us,” Hadjipanayiotou said.According to daily Politis, the waste was to be transferred on trucks to be buried somewhere in Paphos. The waste was reportedly not managed properly due to damage to the disposal unit’s equipment.Hadjipanayiotou said that both his service and the police have launched a probe.“We are investigating how such great volumes of clinical waste ended up at the management unit, why the necessary disposal treatment did not take place and why the health ministry and the environment department were not informed of the technical problem at the unit,” he said.The company in question, he said, which is the only one that signed a contract with the health ministry for the management and disposal of hospital waste, was obliged under its operation permit to inform both the health ministry and the department of environment of any problems.He said that the premises had not been checked over the past two to three months, until last Tuesday, where they came across the large volume of waste sitting on the premises without being properly treated.Photo: CNAAfter the discovery, he said, his service also checked all units that manage clinical waste, and went back to the unit in question on Wednesday, where they caught them red-handed, trying to load the waste and remove it from the premises.“We were lucky we went there when they were loading the clinical waste onto the truck which was ready to go,” Hadjipanayiotou said.The company, Vouros Ltd, was fined €4,000 on Wednesday, the highest on-the-spot fine provided by law. The unit resumed operations on Thursday morning, Hadjipanayiotou said. You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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But I will meet them again and sort out their problems, he said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Geeta Gupta | Published: October 11 2013 12:34 am Related News What have been the major challenges in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Delhi Health of the electoral rolls in Delhi as measured by the indices of electors-to-population (EP) ratiogender ratioage-cohort ratiophoto electoral rolls (PER) ratio18 to 19 years youth ratio and representation of marginalised sections such as the homelesstransgenderssex workers have been the major challenges in the run-up to the polls The rolls were inflated overall (123 cr against normative value of around 115 cr) butsimultaneouslyseriously deflated in terms of enrolment of women and youthespecially in the age cohort of 18 to 19homeless and other marginalised sections Have the challenges been overcome and the targets achieved A concerted drive was launched with the twin themes of purification and inclusion Ineligible enrolment of more than 15 lakh people identified during house-to-house survey in the categories of shiftedexpired and replicate cases were deleted under the due process of law for purification Simultaneouslytargeted SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electors Participation) interventions in the form of 324 special camps for women enrolment with all-female staff in low gender ratio areasappointment of 863 campus ambassadorsspecial BLOs in educational institutions and 110 special camps for youth enrolmentspecial drives for enrolment of homeless and transgenders were launched A parallel drive was launched to collectcompile and host photo images of all electors in our database since PER ratio in Delhi was just 94 per cent as against the 100 per cent mandated by ECIleaving 78-lakh electors without photos in our database Absence of photos in database has been traditionally a facilitator of possible impersonation during polling As a result of the concerted drivesthe desired EP ratio has been achieved Gender ratio in electoral rolls in Delhi hasfor the first timecrossed 800 (against 1000 males) It is now 804 against 788 when we started; 18 to 19 years youth representation has shot up from 98000 to 352 lakhhomeless enrolment has increased from just 62 to 7249 and transgenders from nil to 543 And for the first timeDelhi is going to polls with 100% PER Are there areas of concern What steps have been taken ahead of the polls Proper arrangements have been made pursuant to a detailed drill carried out by district magistrateswho are also District Election Officers and District DCPs The deployment will be based upon assessment of criticality done by the district electoral machinery A vulnerability mapping exercise has been carried out for the entire city Adequate mechanisms are being put in place to ensure ethical voting and that no one is forced to vote under any implicit or explicit threat Under an ongoing exercisewe have identified 612 sensitive pockets in the cityof which 482 pockets are critical and 130 pockets have been identified as very critical It will be the responsibility of the District Election Officers and DCPs to follow the standard operating procedure and deal with those who threaten and the threatened What about the staff on poll duty All polling arrangements are in place with sufficient deployment of police and civil personnelas also central paramilitary forces Our special focus is to make sure that the entire staff on poll duty it comes to over one lakh personnel also vote We have made special arrangements for poll duty staff to exercise their franchise Are there changes in implementation of the model code of conduct this time The model code of conduct is a document voluntarily adopted by political parties to help ensure a level-playing field in the electoral process It has come into force from the day of announcement of pollsthat is October 4 The role of the Election Commission and the electoral machinery is that of a referee The best matches are where referees dont even have to use cautionary whistlesnot to talk of yellow or red cards We have sensitised political parties in this regard By and largewe have received their cooperation You have already sent 200 notices for possible violation of the model code Delhi has never seen such a crackdown… We are trying to hit at the problem of defacement at the very source Large-scale printing of posters and banners is now being tackled at the source itself Section 127A of the RP Act1951makes it mandatory for the printer and the publisher to print the names and addresses of printer and publisher on the pamphlets and postersbut this rule is rarely followed The punishment is six months imprisonment With a crackdown on printing presses in Delhi by District Election Officers and DCPsthere are inputs that posters and banners printed in NCR areas are being resorted to We will ensurein coordination with our counterparts in adjoining statesthat printing is done in compliance with the law Elections bring complaints of inter-state smuggling of cashalcoholmusclemen and now posters and banners Are steps being taken Yes We have a meeting with district magistrates and SSPs from the neighbouring states of UPHaryana and Rajasthan in the coming week The agenda of the meeting will include coordination between the neighbouring states on the issue of printing pressesflow of liquorarms and musclemenand how to control these We will work on local intelligence to tap the porous borders along the city Are you going to intensify the enforcement drive ECI mandates some enforcement systems to be put in place on the date of announcement of electionsothers will come into force from the day elections are notified on November 9 We already have three flying squads in each of the 70 Assembly constituencies that are already reporting violations For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThere were no major surprises at the Indian Premier League draft for the two new franchises – Pune and Rajkot – held in Mumbai on Tuesday as both of them selected their full quota of players to form the core of their teams The two sides replacing Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals had to select five players each from a pool of 50 from the suspended franchises Since New Rising-owned Pune had made the most successful bid at the franchise auction they had the right to pick the first player and it was a no-brainer that they would go for MS Dhoni Intex-owned Rajkot franchise had Suresh Raina as their first preference Seven out of the ten players were selected from CSK’s roster and just three were from Rajasthan Royals Pune further picked Ajinkya Rahane Ravichandran Ashwin Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis (in that order) while Rajkotsnapped upRavindra Jadeja Brendon McCullum James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo While both the franchises seemed content with their picks it was interesting to see that there is a stark difference in the type of personnel theychose Who Which team How much Pune Mahendra Singh Dhoni Rs 125 cr Ajinkya Rahane Rs 95 crore R Ashwin Rs 75 cr Steve Smith Rs 55 cr Faf Du Plessis Rs 4 cr Rajkot Suresh Raina Rs 125 cr Ravindra Jadeja Rs 95 cr Brendon McCullum Rs 75 cr James Faulkner Rs 55 cr Dwayne Bravo Rs 4 cr Pune go batting heavy Pune picked Dhoni Rahane Smith Du Plessis and Dhoni — which meant four batsmen and one bowler in Ashwin The batsmen picked are similar in nature – neither Rahane Smith or Du Plessis are out-and-out big hitters They are technically sound players who could be used in the top or middle order and bring in grace rather than brute force By selecting them Pune has made sure that their top order is set pretty strong MS Dhoni will undoubtedly lead Pune BCCI Dhoni will bring in his big hitting prowess laterand also his vast captaincy experience as well as the brand value While both the teams didn’t announce the captains it’s almost a given that Dhoni will lead Pune Rahane and Smith have been two of the most versatile batsmen in world cricket right now who can adapt to any format of the game quickly Rahane finished as the second highest run-getter in the previous edition of the IPL with 540 runs at 4909 Smith who had captained Rajasthan Royals after Shane Watson stepped down last season and Du Plessis who leads the current South Africa T20 side will bring in leadership qualities as well It will be a second homecoming for Smith who had played for Pune Warriors India in the 2012-13 season As for Ashwin he has been in red hot form and is currently one of the best spinners in international cricket He brings in a lot of skill in the bowling department He was second-highest wicket-taker for CSK in IPL with 90 wickets at 2422 and an economy rate of 645 Last year he wasn’t among the wickets but bowled with great discipline with a staggering economy rate of 584 scalping 10 from 14 matches at 2280 Pune has made decent picks but they were pretty batting heavy They would look to add variety to their squad and bring in some quality all-rounders as well as lower-order batsmen in the main player auction in February "We had a clear-cut strategy and it largely worked in this draft Dhoni was an automatic choice for us because we are a new franchise and will have to build up a brand and who can be the best person under the circumstances than Dhoni" Pune franchise representative Subroto Talukdar said "So we had to go for Dhoni And the other choices have also gone as per plan Frankly speaking we were targeting eightplayers in order of priorities and it worked according to plan" "Manoj Tiwari and Ashok Dinda who play for our company were consulted We have already spokenwith two contenders for coach" Talukdar added Rajkot go for balance and aggression Rajkot went for more variety than Pune They picked up three all-rounders – Jadeja Faulkner and Bravo and two aggressive batsmen – Raina and McCullum Despite going through a lean patch Suresh Raina was the first pick for Rajkot Raina didn’t have the best of times in the last IPL and averaged a mediocre 2493 However in Raina and Bravo Rajkot have picked up CSK’s highest run-getter and wicket-taker respectively Bravo finished as the highest wicket-taker in the last edition too Raina brings with him loads of experience – he is the most capped player in the IPL and is the highest run-getter too "The strategy was quite clear The objective was to have a balanced team and therefore we went for aggressive batsmen and all-rounders beacuse right mix of batsmen and bowlers can only take you to the winning streak" Rajkot franchise owner Keshav Bansal told Firstpost Bansal also said that one of the factors behind selecting aggressive batsmen was the pitch at Rajkot "In T20 format every team looks to score big so therefore you need to have strong aggressive batsmen who can take you to the next level The Rajkot pitch is flat and you can expect a lot of runs scored there So the pitch was one of the factors taken into account while selecting the players" Bansal added McCullum brings in that aggression and he can take the game away from the opposition single-handedly with his bang-bang approach right from the word go He ended up as the highest run-getter for CSK last season Rajkot have a strong lower-order with the likes of Bravo Faulkner and Jadeja as well Not just the batting and bowling their fielding unit looks ominous too as all the five players picked are electric in the field This is the first IPL team from Gujarat and Jadeja brings in the local connect "When a player is one amongst the local crowd it definitely brings in a connect so Jadeja will bring in that local connect" Bansal told Firstpost After going through a tough phase Jadeja bounced back in style against South Africa in the Test series and his presence will surely be of impact for the team and brand value as well McCullum or Raina would be the captaincy candidates Rajkot went for balance and they managed to get a good mix in the draft with two devastating top order batsmen two medium pace all-rounders and a spin-bowling allrounder with all of them top-notch fielders They would now be looking to rope in good middle order batsmen in the main auction Shane Watson misses out no uncapped players picked: While the draft went as most predicted there was one notable exclusion in Shane Watson Watson was an integral part of Rajasthan Royals since its inception — he was their highest run-getter in IPL with 2372 runs at 3649 with two centuries and 14 fifties He ended up as RR’s second-highest run-getter behind Rahane last season Probably Pune should have gone for an all-rounder in place of a batsman Du Plessis’ selection was a bit of a surprise However there are high chances that Watson will be a hot pick in the main auctions Since both the teams were new entrants they went for recognised and star players in order to build the core of the team hence none of the uncapped players were chosen All in all Rajkot got a slightly better deal than Pune with good mix of aggression and variety Bravo Jadeja and Faulkner can all bat and bowl Raina too can chip in with useful overs when needed Pune went for a batting heavy line-up with Dhoni Smith Du Plessis and Rahane – none of whom bowl regularly and with just Dhoni being an out-and-out big hitter Somewhere down the line they lack dynamism and would look to up the ante during the main player auctions Players picked: Pune: MS Dhoni Ajinkya Rahane R Ashwin Steve Smith Faf du Plessis Rajkot: Suresh Raina Ravindra Jadeja Brendon McCullum James Faulkner Dwayne Bravo By Lothar Matthus Naturally the French hosts of the Euro 2016 had the better chances in the final match But Portugal winning the championship title was not undeserved if you overlook the fact that they profited from the new tournament modus that enabled them to advance despite being only third in their group After all in the Round of16 they defeated one of my favourites Croatia 1-0 with a goal in overtime just as they have now done against the French They did so because in the course of the match they found their form and physically they made the better impression Portugal were crowned Euro 2016 champions Getty It can be argued about why this final match was all about one player – Cristiano Ronaldo – even though he was no longer on the pitch after the 25th minute injured by what was certainly a rude but not a dirty foul by Dmitri Payet; the kind of foul that can happen in a final Until the very end the cameras constantly were on Ronaldo how he was sitting on the bench how he was crying in pain And after his teammates had won the match he was permitted – this is okay because he’s the captain – to be the first to raise the trophy Ronaldo had been the difference against Hungary and against Wales His header against the Welsh will move many national team coachesto vote for him as world footballer of the year But his teammates also were joyous because they could show for once that they can get along without their star Strictly speaking not a single one of the 24 teams was convincing in this tournament This was not a tournament for football gourmets one that saw many weary players Certainly this was also due to the strains resulting from a long season with so many different competitions The Spaniards who got off to a very good start were already gone after the Round of 16 I would be hard-pressed to put together a team from this tournament At the 1990 World Cup there were many Germans in 1986 a number of Argentinians In 2002 a few Brazilians But this time there would not be many French or Portuguese players in the team The Portuguese won only one match in the regulation 90 minutes the 2-0 semi-final against Wales It speaks for Portugal’s morale the way they improved during the course of the tournament something people normally say about the Germans Even though the Germans lost 2-0 to France in the semi-final and even though they left behind the best impression with their football playing qualities If Bastian Schweinsteiger had not confused football with handball in the match against France – the way that Jerome Boateng also did in the quarterfinal against Italy – then Germany might have gone through as the only team that was not scored against But in both cases their handling of the ball in the zone led to penalties that were converted Schweinsteiger deprived his team of the reward they deserved If you absolutely want to take the field despite not having had much playing time then you might be one step too slow or do something that you normally don’t do And so Antoine Griezmann with his second goalmaking it 2-0 for France shot the only goal against Germany that was not a penalty Paul Pogba the Frenchman playing for Juventus and who was expected to be the star of the tournament is now going to Manchester United where the new coachJose Mourinho is now at the helm of things The transfer fee is said to be 130 million – the money is there in England thanks to the revenues from the televisionbroadcasters Pogba may only be just 23 but he is no Lionel Messi no Ronaldo and he barely made any impression in this tournament There were actually only two stars One was Griezmann not only because of his six goals for France but also because he was dangerous in the final With his precision passes Griezmann was to me the outstanding player of the tournament And behind him Gareth Bale the Welshman playing for Real Madrid These were the two faces of the Euro 2016 But I was also surprised by the 28-year-old Eder who came in after 78 minutes to replace the 18-year-old Renato Sanches and whose concealed low shot became the match-winner for Portugal Eder is strong with the header and strong in dribbling and fast I would gladly like to have him in my team even though he has been sold by Swansea City to Lille and who – before this goal – was worth only 5 million And so the Euro 2016 did after all reach a conciliatory 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