Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — James Harden had 30 points and 15 assists, and the Houston Rockets routed the New York Knicks 118-99 on Wednesday night.The NBA’s leader coming into the day with 11.8 assists per game toyed with the Knicks defense, setting up teammates for lobs or open 3-pointers as the Rockets easily bounced back from a loss in Cleveland a night earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments PH among economies most vulnerable to virus BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Eric Gordon added 21 points for Houston, which has won seven straight at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks haven’t defeated the Rockets at home since Jan. 26, 2009, so long ago that their coach was current Houston coach Mike D’Antoni.Harden also grabbed six rebounds, a night after he had 41 points and 15 assists in the Rockets’ 128-120 loss in Cleveland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentCarmelo Anthony scored 21 points for the Knicks, who besides their poor defense also heard loud boos for their rebounding and turnovers in a dismal performance.Both teams were playing for the second straight night, but only the Knicks appeared to have tired legs. Houston quickly extended a 33-25 lead after one quarter into double digits and was ahead 68-51 at halftime. Gordon opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer to make it a 20-point game and Harden closed it with another 3 that sent the Rockets to the fourth quarter with a 100-78 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Batum breaks out, leads Hornets past 76ers Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports
And the non-mystery Pirate’s dog with the key.A Finding Nemo/Dory collection. And the non-mystery Mickey ice cream cone.A Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Share This!Cute alert! Disney has a new line of collectible plush toys that are simply adorable. Called Wishables, and retailing for $9.99 each, some of these toys are available in a mystery pack, while other versions can be purchased outside of a package so you know what you are getting. These items were available at Mouse Gear in Epcot today.Among the different series are a Disney food collection. And a non-mystery Nemo.And a Toy Story collection. With a non-mystery Alien.Non-mystery Minnie, Mickey, and Stitch versions are also available.Truth told, if these had the ability to be a keychain to attach to a bag, I would have bought one or two of them today (seriously, the dog with the key is ADORABLE, as is the Mickey ice cream cone). As such, these are just small plush to help add to your cubicle collection… or to have a kid to play with.What do you think about this new collection? Is the price too high for these? Do you prefer the mystery packs or would you like to know exactly what you’re getting? Let us know in the comments.
Actress Rupali Ganguly, known for shows like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Parvarrish says she wants her son to be a farmer.Rupali said in a statement: “Rudransh is too young to decide what he wants to be when he grows up. I would love it if my son becomes a farmer in today’s day and age. Everyone wants to reach corporate high points and make a mark in showbiz via sports or films… The glamour is definitely enticing, but I really want him to be a farmer – ‘farmers nahi honge toh khayenge kya’ (if we don’t have farmers how will we get food to eat)”.”Even the farmers’ new generations today don’t want to carry on farming, but that is my thought. His father wants him to become a military man like his grandfather… that is his wish. And my little Rudransh wants to become a jeep driver at the moment,” she added.
According to a report from investment bankers Berkery Noyes, media M&A in third quarter 2011 experienced a higher transaction volume, but a lower transaction value, than in second quarter 2011. Volume is up 14 percent, increasing from 305 to 348 transactions in third quarter 2011; while monetary value is down, falling from $13.5 billion to $10.4 billion.Bloomberg L.P. claims one of the highest valued acquisitions of the third quarter, buying independent business, legal and government information publisher BNA for $963 million. Following Bloomberg and BNA in top M&A transaction value is research company Ipsos S.A.’s acquisition of global market research firm Synovate Limited for $847 million. These two deals are added to the top 10 valued transactions thus far in 2011; this is group is led by West Australian Newspaper Limited’s acquisition of Seven Media Group (valued at $4.1 billion). Hearst Magazine’s completion of the Lagardere magazine acquisition also landed in the top 10, worth $898 million.Communications group Publicis Groupe SA was the most active acquirer in third quarter 2011, completing 17 deals; these include the acquisitions of public relations company Schwartz Communications and Brazil-base advertising agency DPZ.
A class VII girl of Sakhipur upazila in Tangail has allegedly been raped at home by her uncle.The student filed a case with Sakhipur police station in connection with the incident on Wednesday night.Police sent the student to Tangail Medical College Hospital for medical tests on Thursday morning.Speaking to Prothom Alo at Sakhipur police station on Wednesday night, the girl said her uncle (husband of mother’s sister) took her to a solitary forest on the way to school two months ago and raped her there.On 7 July, her uncle raped her for the second time when she was alone at home.She said her uncle threatened to kill her if she disclosed the rape incidents.I disclosed it to my parents, she added.The victim’s mother said her daughter was first raped on the way to school.On the phone with Prothom Alo, the wife of the accused said, “I have heard about it. It is a matter of great shame. If my husband committed the crime, I want my husband’s punishment.”Sakhipur police station sub inspector Jahidul Islam said, “The police are trying to arrest the accused.”“The girl was sent to the hospital for medical tests,” he added.
By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor“The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it,” tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the evening of April 12.“The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it,” tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the evening of April 12. 138K8:07 PM – Apr 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy46.5K people are talking about this 89.6K6:03 PM – Apr 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy41.5K people are talking about this 45.1K1:09 PM – Apr 12, 201914K people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy “The President is actively and willfully endangering the life of a member of Congress,” wrote MSNBC host Chris Hayes, echoing Sen. Warren. Bernie Sanders✔@BernieSanders Ilhan Omar✔@IlhanMN It is not uncommon that members of Congress who appear in the news or are the target of Trump’s vitriol receive a spike in death threats. The President is actively and willfully endangering the life of a member of Congress. Chris Hayes✔@chrislhayes Women—especially women of color—have been told to go slow, to not be seen and to not be heard for many years.We are not in Congress to be invisible. In the words of Congressman John Lewis, we are here to make good trouble. Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end. The communications came hours after President Trump tweeted video of a misleading montage that began with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and included footage from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.Trump’s Twitter communication came on the evening of April 12 with the words “we will not forget” in all capital letters, days after the conservative New York Post ran a front cover targeting Rep. Omar. The attacks from the right on the freshman Congresswoman and new Congressional Black Caucus member have been continuous. Rep. Omar is one of three vocal members of Congress who continue to win national media attention. The other two are women of color as well: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).It is not uncommon that members of Congress who appear in the news or are the target of Trump’s vitriol receive a spike in death threats. (Photo: Kristie Boyd; U.S. House Office of Photography [Public domain] / Wikimedia Commons)Rep. Omar, 37, who won the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Keith Ellison (now Minnesota’s Attorney General), the first Muslim to serve in Congress, is, along with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, one of the first two Muslim women to ever serve in the U.S. Congress. Rep. Tlaib took over the seat long-held by former Congressman John Conyers.Trump has now specifically targeted two Black female members of Congress as their national prominence and platform have grown. After Trump embarked on a running series of negative comments on Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the new Chairwoman of the Committee on House Financial Services, received death threats.On April 11, Anthony Scott Lloyd, who called Rep. Waters’ office and threatened to kill her, pled guilty to a single count of threatening a United States official. According to court documents, Lloyd left a voicemail at Rep. Waters’ office in Washington, D.C. on October 22, 2018 using a racial slur and stating that, “if you continue to make threats towards the president, you’re going to wind up dead, Maxine, ‘cause we’ll kill you.”The complaint added that Lloyd informed the FBI that he was listening to talk radio and his threatening call to Rep. Waters was a “spur of the moment” decision.One of Trump’s first actions as President was the January 27, 2017 signing of Executive Order 13780, also referred to as the Muslim ban.On April 12, Rep. Omar tweeted, “Women—especially women of color—have been told to go slow, to not be seen and to not be heard for many years. We are not in Congress to be invisible. In the words of Congressman John Lewis, we are here to make good trouble.” “Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end,” tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders two hours after Trump tweeted his menacing communication regarding the Michigan Congresswoman. Elizabeth Warren✔@ewarren The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it. Members who receive serious threats are typically assigned extra police protection by the U.S. Capitol Police. In the wake of energetic political activity in 2010 near the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a few U.S. House members received extra security.Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist and writer for NNPA as well as a political analyst and strategist as Principal of Win Digital Media LLC. She may be contacted at LBurke007@gmail.com and on twitter at @LVBurke 199K8:23 PM – Apr 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy78.7K people are talking about this
More information: Egon Heiss et al., The Fish in the Turtle: On the Functionality of the Oropharynx in the Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae) Concerning Feeding and Underwater Respiration, The Anatomical Record, 17 May 2010, DOI:10.1002/ar.21185 Sternotherus odoratus turtle. Image credit: Wikipedia. Explore further Submerging saves rare bottom-breathing turtles 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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — The North American common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) is a pretty ordinary sort of turtle except for one thing newly discovered by Austrian scientists: it can breathe through its tongue, which allows it to remain underwater for months. Citation: Common musk turtle breathes through its tongue (2010, May 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-common-musk-turtle-tongue.html Researchers Egon Heiss and colleagues from the Department of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna in Austria, were using high-speed video to study the feeding habits of the musk turtle, a reptile from the eastern U.S. states and in southern Canada, where it lives in freshwater bodies such as lakes and rivers. They discovered the adults spend most of their lives submerged but young turtles sometimes venture on land to look for food. They noticed the turtles can grasp food on land using their jaws but their tongues are clumsy at manipulating food, which is always dropped during the attempt. The only way they can eat the food is to first drag it into the water.They studied the turtle’s tongue with scanning electron microscopes and light microscopes to find out why, and were surprised to learn the tiny tongue is poorly developed and weak, and is covered in highly vascularized buds or “papillae.” After carrying out further tests the researchers found the tongue plays an important role in gas exchange when the turtle is underwater, drawing in oxygen from the water through the tongue.Some freshwater turtles must come to the surface to breathe, while others breathe underwater through their skin or using cavities in their rear ends called cloacal bursae. Marine turtles must come to the surface to breathe every few hours. The common musk turtle has until now baffled scientists because it its skin is too thick to breathe through and is poorly supplied with blood, it does not have cloacal bursae, and does not come up for air. Heiss said in a BBC News interview that they “knew that an organ for aquatic respiration must be present somewhere but [we] finally discovered it accidentally.”The same kind of papillae are also found on the tongues of soft-shelled turtles, but are not found on the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis), which lives in similar habitats to the musk turtle and does not breathe underwater.The similarity of the tongues of the musk turtle and soft-shelled turtles suggest the trait may have been present in a shared ancestor of the two groups, and would give the animals an advantage in their aquatic habitat.The paper was published in the journal The Anatomical Record.
Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global There may no longer be a need to feel guilty binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows. The video-streaming company has found a way to get you to work out before you start “Netflix and chilling.”Related: 7 Healthy Habits That Maximize Your Productivity Every DayAs part of its “Make It” projects, the company recently released instructions to set up a Netflix-themed personal trainer, which connects to your Netflix account. The device can be created at home, hooks up to your smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth and uses an accelerometer to monitor your workout.The working out may not be the hardest part of this service — you’ll likely need to call some tech-savvy friends to help set the device up.Related: 5 Reasons to Start Working Out at WorkOnce it’s all set up, you can indicate the intensity of your workout and start getting your sweat on. If the device finds you falling behind, Netflix will stop playing and one of your favorite characters will jump in with some motivational words. You might hear the cheerful Kimmy Schmidt of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt tell you to get back in there or maybe something a little more intense from Narco’s Pablo Escobar.And if you give up on your workout all together — no Netflix and chilling for you! 2 min read March 3, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
Internet of Things has shown a remarkable improvement over the years. The basic IoT embedded devices with sensors, have now advanced to a level where AI can be deployed into IoT devices to make them smarter. The IoT World 2018 conference was held from May 14th to 17th, at Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA. Al special developer centric conference designed specifically for technologists was also part of the larger conference. The agenda for the developers’ conference was to bring together the technical leaders who have contributed with their innovations in the IoT market and tech enthusiasts who look forward to develop their careers in this domain.This conference also included sessions such as SAP learning, and interesting keynotes on Intelligent Internet of things. Here are five sessions that caught our eyes at the developer conference in IoT World 2018. How to develop Embedded Systems by using the modern software practices, Kimberly Clavin Kimberly Clavin highlighted that a major challenge in developing autonomous vehicles include, system integration and validation techniques. These techniques are used to ensure quality factor within the code. There are a plethora of companies that have software as their core and use modern software practices such as (Test Driven Development)TDD and Continuous Integration(CI) for successful development. However, the same tactics cannot be directly implemented within the embedded environment. Kimberly presented ways to adapt these modern software practices for use within the development of embedded systems. This can help developers to create systems that are fast, scalable, and a cheaper. The highlights of this session include, Learning to test drive an embedded component. Understanding how to mock out/simulate an unavailable component. Application of Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI) and mocking for achieving a scalable software process on an embedded project. How to use Machine Learning to Drive Intelligence at the Edge, Dave Shuman and Vito De Gaetano Edge IoT is gaining a lot of traction of late. One way to make edge intelligent is by building the ML models on cloud and pushing the learning and the models onto the edge. This presentation session by Dave Shuman and Vito De Gaetano, shows how organizations can push intelligence to the edge via an end-to-end open source architecture for IoT. This end-to-end open source architecture for IoT is purely based on Eclipse Kura and Eclipse Kapua. Eclipse Kura is an open source stack for gateways and the edge, whereas Eclipse Kapua is an open source IoT cloud platform. The architecture can enable: Securely connect and manage millions of distributed IoT devices and gateways Machine learning and analytics capabilities with intelligence and analytics at the edge A centralized data management and analytics platform with the ability to build or refine machine learning models and push these out to the edge Application development, deployment and integration services The presentation also showcased an Industry 4.0 demo, which highlighted how to ingest, process, analyze data coming from factory floors, i.e from the equipments and how to enable machine learning on the edge using this data. How to build Complex Things in a simplified manner, Ming Zhang Ming Zhang put forth a simple question,“Why is making hardware so hard?” Some reasons could be: The total time and cost to launch a differentiated product is prohibitively high because of expensive and iterative design, manufacturing and testing. System form factors aren’t flexible — connected things require richer features and/or smaller sizes. There’s unnecessary complexity in the manufacturing and component supply chain. Designing a hardware is a time-consuming process, which is cumbersome and not a fun task for designers, unlike software development. Ming Zhang showcased a solution, which is ‘The zGlue ZiPlet Store’ — a unique platform wherein users can build complex things with an ease. The zGlue Integrated Platform (ZiP) simplifies the process of designing and manufacturing devices for IoT systems and provides a seamless integration of both hardware and software on a modular platform. Building IoT Cloud Applications at Scale with Microservices, Dave Chen This presentation by Dave Chen includes how DConnectivity, big data, and analytics are transforming several business types. A major challenge in the IIoT sector is the accumulation of humongous data. This data is generated by machineries and industrial equipments such as wind turbines, sensors, and so on. Valuable information out of this data has to be extracted securely, efficiently and quickly. The presentation focused on how one can leverage microservice design principles and other open source platforms for building an effective IoT device management solution in a microservice oriented architecture. By doing this, managing the large population of IoT devices securely becomes easy and scalable. Design Patterns/Architecture Maps for IoT Design patterns are the building blocks of architecture and enable developers and architects to reuse solutions to common problems. The presentation showcased how various common design patterns for connected things, common use cases and infrastructure, can accelerate the development of connected device. Extending Security to Low Complexity IoT Endpoint Devices, Francois Le At present, there are millions of low compute, low power IoT sensors and devices deployed. These devices and sensors are predicted to multiply to billions within a decade. However, these devices do not have any kind of security even though they hold such crucial, real-time information. These low complexity devices have: Very limited onboard processing power, Less memory and battery capacity, and are typically very low cost. Low complexity IoT devices cannot work similar to IoT edge device, which can easily handle validation and encryption techniques, and also have huge processing power to handle multiple message exchanges used for authentication. The presentation states that a new security scheme needs to be designed from the ground up. It must acquire lesser space on the processor, and also have a low impact on battery life and cost. The solution should be: IoT platform agnostic and Easy to implement by IoT vendors, Easily operated over any wireless technologies (e,g, Zigbee, BLE, LoRA, etc.) seamlessly Transparent to the existing network implementation. Automated and scalable for very high volumes, Evolve with new security and encryption techniques being released Last for a long time in the field with no necessity to update the edge devices with security patches. Apart from these, many other presentations were showcased at the IoT World 2018 for developers. Some of them include, Minimize Cybersecurity Risks in the Development of IoT Solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) Edge Analytics: Do’s and Don’ts. Read more keynotes presented at this exciting IoT World conference 2018 on their official website. Read Next Cognitive IoT: How Artificial Intelligence is remoulding Industrial and Consumer IoT How IoT is going to change tech teams AWS Greengrass brings machine learning to the edge