Ingredients Sweet or Bittersweet Chocolate 100 gm Eggs 4 Flour 2 cup Baking Soda 1 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Butter 1 cup Sugar 2 cup Vanilla 1 tsp Buttermilk 1 cup Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F. Gently grease 3 (9inch) round cake pans line bottoms with butter paper. Microwave chocolate baking bars and half cup of water in a large microwave-safe bowl at high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or till chocolate is melted and smooth. Combine flour and baking soda in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars with a heavy duty stand mixer on medium speed until light and soft, about 3 minutes. Add yolks, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Then add melted chocolate mixture and vanilla beat on low speed until blended. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat on low speed just until blended after each addition. Beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form gently fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven, and run a knife around outer edge of cake layers to loosen from sides of pans. Cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks discard parchment paper. Spread Coconut-Pecan Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish, with chocolate-dipped toasted pecan halves. (Courtesy: Chef Balendra Singh, Institute of Bakery and Pastry Arts, New Delhi)
RICETON, Sask. – A Saskatchewan family says it has “lost the light” of their lives after a little boy was killed in a dog attack.The six-year-old boy was found dead after RCMP and emergency medical personnel responded to a call Wednesday evening in Riceton, about 50 kilometres southeast of Regina.Two large-breed dogs, reported to police to be Alaskan malemutes, were seized by the Regina Humane Society.“The dogs were known to the deceased and his family,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Rob Embree said Thursday in Regina.“The circumstances of the incident are currently being investigated by Milestone RCMP. This includes investigation into what may have prompted the attack. It is unclear whether one or both dogs were involved.”Police wouldn’t say who owned the dogs or release the name of the child but the boy has been identified on social media as Cameron Mushanski.A GoFundMe page was started by the child’s aunt to cover funeral expenses.“As much as it breaks my heart to write this, our 6 year old nephew has passed away,” wrote Cassandra-Marie Mushanski.“A horrific, tragic accident happened tonight and he passed away. We are looking for help to give him the proper goodbye that he deserves to have to be taken so soon the way he was. We appreciate every dollar donated towards it. He was a wonderful, goofy, amazing little boy that didn’t deserve to be taken so soon.”“We lost the light of all our lives, the glow that walked into the room and lit it up with just one word, taken and ripped right away as tragically as he was,” Mushanski said in a post on her Facebook page.She said the family has no further comment while it grieves.Bill Thorn, with the Regina Humane Society, said two of the society’s officers took custody of the dogs immediately after the little boy’s death.“Basically, ownership was transferred to us and, at the order of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, the animals were euthanized,” Thorn said Thursday.“They will be tested for rabies, which is fairly standard procedure in something like this, just to see if that or any other medical factor might have been a factor in what happened.”The Canadian Kennel Club says on its website that the Alaskan malemute is an affectionate and friendly dog, but definitely strong-willed. It says the malemute is patient with children, but should be supervised when playing with youngsters due to its size and strength.A fully grown male malemute can weigh about 85 pounds.In 2014, the same breed of dog was involved when a seven-year-old girl was mauled at a rural Manitoba home. She did not survive.— By Jennifer Graham in ReginaNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had Thursday.
MILAN — If Italy’s fashion capital has a predominant colour, it is grey — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-grey sky, which traps pollution.But Milan now wants to shift its colour palette toward green.The city has ambitious plans to plant 3 million new trees by 2030 — a move that experts say could offer relief from the city’s muggy, sometimes tropical weather.Projects like architect Stefano Boeri’s striking Vertical Forest residential towers, completed in 2014 near the Garibaldi train station, aim to improve not only air quality but the quality of life for Milan residents.Colleen Barry, The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. says it has been notified that the U.S. Department of Justice is ending its probe into whether company officials misled investors about the negative impact the documentary “Blackfish” was having on its business.In September, SeaWorld and two former executives agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle federal fraud claims brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging they had made misleading statements about the documentary’s impact.The Orlando-based theme park company said Wednesday in a SEC filing that Justice Department has now notified the company that it won’t take any action.Attendance and revenue declined after the release of the 2013 documentary about the life of Tilikum, an orca that killed a SeaWorld trainer during a performance in Orlando in 2010.The Associated Press
New Delhi: The Delhi Police Monday told a court here that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute former JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case. On January 14, police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat told the police that they could have filed the charge sheet after procuring the sanctions. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “You (police) could have filed after procuring sanction only. What was the hurry? I can go ahead with the case,” the judge said Police told the court that it would take two to three months to procure the sanctions. The court also sought a report from the deputy commissioner of police assigned to the case. It posted the matter for further hearing on March 29. The court had earlier also directed the police to ask the authorities concerned to expedite the process while granting it three weeks to procure the sanction needed to prosecute Kumar and other accused, including former JNU students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, in the case.
Taroudant, Morocco- The International tourism news channel, Tourism-Review, released a review about tourism in North Africa today entitled, “South Mediterranean tourism:only Morocco stays afloat” noting that Morocco remains the most popular destination in North Africa.Unlike other countries in the region shaken by Arab spring, the Kingdom continues to attract tourists from around the world thanks to its political and socio-economic stability.“The 2013 summer season was a disastrous time for Egypt, mediocre in Tunisia, and good in Morocco,” says the e-review report. According to the same source, Tunisia “cannot find a solution to bring her visits back up,” and Egypt “experienced a decline in the first quarter of 2014 worse than that of 2013.” But Morocco remained untouched by revolutions and continues to attract tourists from around the world.In 2013, the tourism sector in Morocco accounted for more than 8.6 percent of the national GDP ($9.5 billion), according to the report. “Tourism revenues are expected to grow by 8.1 percent in 2014 according to World Travel and Tourism, while the Moroccan National Tourist Office plans to host more than 11 million foreign tourists in 2014,” according to the review.In an analysis of the prospects of the tourism market in the southern Mediterranean, the review depicted the “same dark situation” for Egypt, and said that Tunisia cannot achieve in 2014 the same tourism levels as 2010 when it received seven million visitors “which generated 7 percent of the GDP”. The same source added that tourism sector in Morocco is likely to grow in 2014.Edited by Liz Yaslik
Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Tuesday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Tue Mon 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2666 1.2644 1.2512 1.3386 British Pound 1.6640 1.6683 1.6303 1.6359 Japanese Yen 0.0111 0.0111 0.0113 0.0128 Euro in U.S. 1.1765 1.1745 1.1641 1.0873 Euro in Cdn 1.4901 1.4850 1.4565 1.4555Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada
Tenova, the worldwide supplier of advanced technologies and equipment for the iron & steel and mining industries, announced today the acquisition of Bateman Engineering, a leading equipment supplier and engineering house for the mining industry. The transaction is subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities. Tenova stated that its Mining Division now covers “most of the mining industry value chain allowing it to present itself to customers as an all-round supplier with innovative technological products and full process and commodity knowledge.” Bateman Engineering (which includes Delkor) joins Tenova TAKRAF and Tenova Pyromet, to form what is described as a “Group of Excellence in Mining” sector, with more than $1.1 billion revenues and more than 2,400 people operating in 16 countries on five continents.“With this acquisition Tenova further broadens its portfolio of products in a market expected to grow constantly in the long term”, stated Gianluigi Nova, CEO of Tenova. “The Bateman acquisition will also strengthen Tenova’s global network of well rooted companies present in key markets and integrated in a flexible, customer-oriented organisation.” Tenova itself is part of the Techint Group, a corporation composed of six main companies operating worldwide with an aggregate turnover of $22 billion and employing over 55,000 people. Tenova is a worldwide supplier of advanced technologies, products, and services for the iron & steel and mining industries. With about 3,100 people, Tenova operates through more than 30 companies located in 22 countries on five continents, and reports revenues of $1.5 billion before the acquisition of Bateman Engineering. Tenova is active in the mining and bulk material handling sector and offers integrated solutions for the design and supply of direct reduction plants, submerged arc furnaces, melt shops, secondary steel making facilities, reheating and heat treatment furnaces, strip processing lines, cold rolling mills, roll grinders and roll shops.Bateman Engineering, with revenues of about $500 million is a technology driven global engineering project house serving the mineral and metals industries. The company has its main operational office in Johannesburg. Client access and project management services are provided globally through Bateman’s network of permanent international offices located in South Africa, Australia, India, Russia and Chile. Bateman employees are 1,400 spread in the five continents. Services offered include, but are not limited to, process engineering, niche technologies specialist engineering, equipment supply and related services, procurement, financial and commercial facilitation, contracting and project management.
Physalia : un bateau station d’épuration recouvert de végétation, découvrez les imagesBelgique – Vincent Callebaut, architecte belge à l’origine de “l’architecture dépolluante”, a présenté son nouveau projet : Physalia, une station d’épuration flottante.Si elle voit le jour, Physalia se baladera de fleuve en fleuve et de mer en mer, sans rejeter de polluants, en particulier ni CO2, ni soufre. Elle jouerait le rôle d’une station d’épuration, mais aussi de base pour la recherche scientifique.À lire aussiLes innovations qui ont marqué le CeBITLes projets de Vincent Callebaut ont tous la particularité d’être respectueux de l’environnement à 100% mais ici, l’architecte va encore plus loin : Physalia est énergétiquement positive, autrement dit, elle ne pollue pas et parvient même à produire de l’énergie.Son nom vient du grec phusalis, qui signifie bulle d’eau. Physalia est en effet de forme élancée et a la particularité d’être translucide. L’énergie est fournie par des hydroliennes et la structure du navire, en acier multicoque, est recouverte de TiO2, qui désintègre la pollution de l’eau à son contact.Cette fabuleuse invention restera sans doute longtemps à l’état de projet : son coût est en effet trop important. Pour consulter les images de ce projet : https://www.maxisciences.com/physalia/physalia-une-station-d-039-epuration-flottante-et-energetiquement-positive_art6022.htmlLe 27 février 2010 à 13:08 • Emmanuel Perrin
Le voyage interstellaire ne sera pas possible avant au mieux 2211Un ancien membre de la Nasa a estimé qu’au moins 200 ans seraient nécessaires pour rassembler assez d’énergie pour effectuer un voyage interstellaire…Le vieux rêve humain consistant à conquérir de nouveaux mondes ne deviendra pas réalité… ou du moins pas tout de suite, selon le site Popular Science. De nouvelles prévisions ont été communiquées par Marc Millis, un ancien chercheur de la Nasa, sur les modes de propulsion pour les engins spatiaux. Lors d’un congrès d’astronomie qui s’était tenu à Prague à l’automne dernier, il a expliqué que sortir du système solaire n’était possible qu’à la condition d’emmagasiner de l’énergie durant… 200 ans !A partir de deux scénarios – un voyage de 75 ans d’un vaisseau non habité vers Alpha du Centaure et un autre, habité cette fois par 500 personnes, sans direction précise -, il a estimé que l’énergie nécessaire revenait à 1019 joules… soit presque l’équivalent de la consommation mondiale d’énergie en une année ! Des prévisions néanmoins plus optimistes que les précédentes qui avaient suggéré qu’il fallait l’équivalent de 100 ans de production mondiale d’énergie pour couvrir ces distances…Le 10 janvier 2011 à 16:04 • Emmanuel Perrin
Barack Obama va rencontrer les PDG d’Apple, de Google et de FacebookCe soir, le président des Etats-Unis rencontrera les dirigeants de plusieurs géants des nouvelles technologies à San Francisco en Californie. Selon la chaine américaine ABC, le président des Etats-Unis Barack Obama devrait profiter du sommet organisé ce soir à San Francisco en Californie pour rencontrer les dirigeants des principales entreprises vedettes de l’Internet : Steve Jobs, PDG d’Apple, Eric Schmidt, patron de Google et Mark Zuckerberg, co-fondateur du réseau social Facebook. Si les thèmes à l’ordre du jour ne sont pas connus, la question des nouvelles technologies devrait être largement discutée. En effet, le mois dernier le président Nicolas Sarkozy, en visite aux Etats-Unis, avait parlé de son projet de régulation du réseau internet à Barack Obama qui s’était apparemment révélé très intéressé par l’idée. D’ailleurs, ce n’est pas la première fois que le président américain rencontre Steve Jobs puisqu’il avait déjà pu s’entretenir avec le patron d’Apple en octobre dernier à l’occasion d’un passage à San Francisco. Sans oublier que cette rencontre intervient après plusieurs événements marquants dans l’industrie des nouvelles technologies, à savoir l’annonce du départ de Steve Jobs en congé maladie et la réorganisation de la direction de Google. Le 17 février 2011 à 18:38 • Emmanuel Perrin
Free mobile : les syndicats télécoms fustigent l’ArcepL’audit du réseau Free mobile par l’Arcep continue à faire des remous. Le groupe syndical CFE-CGC & UNSA Télécoms a émis un communiqué accusant dans cette affaire l’Autorité “d’incompétence et de laxisme”.L’Arcep, après de multiples mises en cause de la part des opérateurs concurrents, a réalisé un nouvel audit de la couverture réseau de Free mobile. Souvent accusé de ne pas respecter son engagement, le nouvel entrant couvre selon les mesures de l’autorité près de 28% du territoire avec ses propres antennes. C’est donc plus que le chiffre demandé au départ de l’activité, qui est de 27%.La polémique aurait pu se stopper net mais le groupe syndical CFE-CGC & UNSA Télécoms vient de publier un communiqué, accusant l’Arcep d’incompétence et de laxisme dans cette opération de contrôle. Pour commencer, le groupe syndical pointe du doigt la méthodologie appliquée pour effectuer les mesures. Selon lui, un seul terminal aurait utilisé à ces fins, là où il faudrait normalement en utiliser plusieurs. De plus, les membres du groupe affirme que si l’Arcep a jaugé de l’existence physique du réseau, rien n’a été fait pour démontrer que celui-ci fonctionne correctement, notamment en 3G et rappelle que c’est actuellement le réseau d’Orange qui assure l’essentiel des échanges de données et communications des abonnés Free mobile, la panne des antennes de l’opérateur historique due à une surcharge en atteste.À lire aussiJeux Olympiques : attention à la bande passante !Enfin, le syndicat conteste l’indulgence accordée par l’Arcep envers Free mobile, considérant que si les autres opérateurs ont eu des largeurs pour appliquer les conditions prévues à leur lancement, elles n’avaient pas de réseau complet et existant sur lequel s’appuyer.Bref, le groupe syndical CFE-CGC & UNSA Télécoms n’y va pas de main morte, remettant en cause, en un communiqué, la compétence de l’Arcep. Celle-ci n’a pas encore jugé bon de répondre à ces lourdes accusations. Free mobile aura effectivement été un caillou dans la chaussure de toute l’industrie de la téléphonie mobile française.Le 1 mars 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambert
KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – Key West went to the dogs this New Year’s Eve. Wiener-dogs, that is.More than 200 dogs and their owners gathered at the island’s historic Old Town for the annual Dachshund Walk.The tail-wagging participants included standard and miniature dachshunds. They even had a canine grand marshal, along with other wiener dog wannabes representing other breeds.Many of the furry contenders wore costumes and offbeat accessories.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 17, 2018 New Vascular Ultrasound Registry Looks to Enhance Patient Care Development will allow more comprehensive analysis and improvements in the care of patients with vascular disease 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more January 17, 2018 — The Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Medstreaming-M2S announced the development of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Vascular Ultrasound Registry. This Registry represents an expansion of the SVS VQI, which will combine noninvasive vascular ultrasound testing data with vascular treatment and outcomes data, making it possible to analyze the relationships between diagnosis and care provided to patients with vascular disease.The Vascular Ultrasound Registry’s initial efforts will focus on collection and analysis of data associated with the diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease. The development of the registry and ongoing research related activities are being led by a VQI Vascular Ultrasound Registry Task Force, chaired by David Dawson, M.D., and Gregory Moneta, M.D. Groundbreaking in this registry will be the inclusion of actual ultrasound images that will make future machine analysis and learning possible from the collected registry, which currently does not exist.It is anticipated that the registry will provide the means and an impetus to promote vascular laboratory standardization and thereby improve patient care. “Non-invasive vascular testing has evolved to the point where it is being relied upon heavily to direct patient medical management decisions”, said James Wilkinson, SVU executive director. “With the rapid growth and diversification in the number of medical specialties providing testing, there is a lack of standardization in the delivery of testing and the reporting of results. Targeted, yet broad based research will significantly contribute to standardization efforts.”Fundamental to the VQI Vascular Ultrasound Registry is the ability to link technical data and images to the clinical data collected from the SVS VQI’s existing registries. “The addition of the VQI Vascular Ultrasound Registry, to the existing VQI registries, will further aid the VQI’s mission of improving vascular care by enhancing the data we can make available to our members. We are also pleased that this registry expands the reach of the VQI to include vascular technologists, sonographers and other professionals in the vascular laboratory setting. The VQI has long embraced a team-approach to care, with 59 percent of VQI membership coming from specialties outside of vascular surgery, including cardiology and radiology,” said Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, M.D., medical director of the SVS Patient Safety Organization.A key to the success of any registry is providing means for efficient data capture. The VQI Vascular Ultrasound Registry leverages the infrastructure of the pre-existing registry with linkages to ultrasound images from the vascular laboratory. “Medstreaming-M2S’s specialty-based workflow solutions, along with its clinical data management system for structured data aggregation can be used for uploading of data and images,” noted Wael Elseaidy, Medstreaming-M2S CEO. Initially, only a select number of current VQI sites will participate, but Vascular Ultrasound Registry participation is expected to be broadly available in the next phase of the program, along with an increase in registry content and scope of projects.“Unique to the VQI Vascular Ultrasound Registry is the inclusion of an image-based registry component, which will include the actual ultrasound images acquired during patient studies. When combined with powerful analytics and potential for machine learning, we foresee opportunity to normalize ultrasound image data submitted from different sites, develop new benchmarking standards, further explore and promote utilization of all the information embedded in the images, and provide the ultrasound industry with an entirely new platform from which to conduct research and drive product development,” Elseaidy continued.Ultimately, the Registry will provide opportunity for VQI members to improve quality and conduct additional research regarding vascular ultrasound. “The Registry will provide greater opportunity for members to participate in research, whether through contribution of data pertaining to Society sponsored research projects or their own projects utilizing Registry data, all with the overall objective of quality improvement and better patient care,” Wilkinson concluded.For more information: www.vqi.org
NVIDIA made a series of new announcements, yesterday. These announcements include a new and open, 3D Design Collaboration Platform called Omniverse, NVIDIA T4 GPUs coming to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), a new NVIDIA Isaac SDK, and the new Jetson computers. NVIDIA Omniverse NVIDIA Omniverse is an interactive open collaboration platform that can simplify the studio workflows for real-time graphics. NVIDIA Omniverse, announced yesterday, has also added support for Pixar’s Universal Scene Description technology (allows information exchange about modeling, shading, animation, etc across different applications) and Material Definition Language (allows artists to exchange information about surface materials). Other features of Omniverse include watching projects unfold in real-time via Omniverse Viewer or a tool of their choice. The Omniverse Viewer offers very high-quality photorealistic images in real time by taking advantage of rasterization and offering support for NVIDIA RTX RT Cores, CUDA cores, and Tensor Core-enabled AI. NVIDIA Isaac SDK and the new Jetson Nano Jensen Huang, NVIDIA founder, and CEO announced NVIDIA’s Isaac SDK, last week, at the GPU Technology Conference. NVIDIA’s Isaac SDK will be made publicly available as the Isaac SDK Robotics developer toolbox in April. NVIDIA’s Isaac SDK toolbox offers developers access to Isaac applications, Gems (robot capabilities), a Robot Engine and Sim. Isaac SDK makes it easier for the developers to add AI for perception, navigation, and manipulation into next-gen models. NVIDIA Isaac SDK has Isaac Robot Engine at the core that allows developers to build modular and high-speed robotics applications, including robot reference designs. Additionally, the NVIDIA team has also decided to open source their robot hardware reference designs, including Carter autonomous delivery, Kaya, Jetson Nano, Isaac GEMs, Isaac robot engine, and Isaac Sim. The Isaac SDK robot developer toolbox can be used to create apps using these hardware reference designs. NVIDIA also announced a new AI computer for developers, called Jetson Nano, yesterday. It is available in two versions, the $99 developer kit (for makers, developers, students, etc) and the $129 production-ready module for mass market AI products. The Jetson Nano Developer Kit is available now and the Jetson Nano module will be made available in June 2019. NVIDIA T4 GPUs NVIDIA team published a blog post yesterday stating that AWS’s new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) G4 instances will feature NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs, in the upcoming weeks. The new G4 instances will offer a versatile platform to its AWS customers to deploy a wide range of AI services. Customers will be able to pair the G4 instances with NVIDIA GPU acceleration software for accelerating deep learning, machine learning, and data analytics.T4 will also be supported by Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes. The new EC2 G4 instances also offer support to the next generation of computer graphics to accelerate the workflows of creative and technical professionals. T4 will also be joining other Amazon EC2 instances featuring NVIDIA GPUs, providing developers and data scientists with compute resources available to support different customer needs. Other than that, NVIDIA Research has also come out with a deep learning model called GauGAN that makes use of the generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images. GauGAN allows its users to draw their own segmentation maps and manipulate the scene, labeling each segment with labels such as sand, sky, sea or snow. GauGAN has been trained on million images and is able to produce convincing results using its pair of networks, namely, a generator and a discriminator. Also, the research paper behind GauGAN has been accepted as an oral presentation at the CVPR conference in June. Read Next NVIDIA announces pre-orders for the Jetson Xavier Developer Kit, an AI chip for autonomous machines at $2499 NVIDIA makes its new “brain for autonomous AI machines”, Jetson AGX Xavier Module, available for purchase NVIDIA launches GeForce Now’s (GFN) ‘recommended router’ program to enhance the overall performance and experience of GFN
Delta and partners strives to be the airline that you want to do business with Photos courtesy of Delta Air Lines and taken by James Kachan. Tags: Air France, Alitalia, Delta Air Lines, KLM << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Delta Air Lines, KLM, Air France and Alitalia took over the Royal Ontario Museum last week to recognize their top partners with their first-ever Agency Elite Awards.Jennie Ho, Managing Director Specialty Sales & Canada, Delta Air Lines, flew in from Atlanta to attend the event and thanked the Canadian partners, noting “[In Canada] we are not the obvious choice.”“There is a big player in the Canadian marketplace that you all have to do business with. And what we like to earn and what we strive for is we are the other option that you like to do business with, that you choose to do business with.”“We are here to compete for your business,” continued Ho, who brought up examples of when they have lost business due to pricing. She asked Canadian agencies to call their representatives to see what they can do.Jennie Ho, Managing Director Specialty Sales & Canada, Delta Air LinesSteven Larkin, Director, Sales, Delta Air Lines then presented awards to TEH – Canada, Voyages à La Carte, TravelBrands, Huntington Travel / The Fight Network, Flight Centre, Vision Travel, SkyLink Travel Inc., Royal Scenic Holidays, Skylink Voyages Inc., Merit Travel Group, Skyroute Travel Services, Airliners, Worldview Travel (Canada) Inc., Maritime Travel and J.T.L. in recognition of their support.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problem Posted by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Share Michael Smith
Accor Hotelshotels Mercure Sydney International Airport has rebranded to Novotel Sydney International Airport, from 1 April 2019, following the completion of a multi-million dollar refresh.General Manager Novotel Sydney International Airport, Zayne Boon, said: “We’re delighted to continue to operate this hotel under the Novotel brand. Novotel resonates so well across the globe and is an instantly recognisable name in the mid-scale hotel space, known for its multi-service offering with the versatility to cater to our loyal business and leisure guests.“In conjunction with an extensive renovation, we saw an opportunity to further leverage the Novotel brand’s presence around the Sydney Airport precinct, and we are excited to welcome guests and showcase the refreshed hotel from today.”Working closely with WMK Architects, the hotel’s recent multi-million dollar refresh has seen an upgrade to the lobby, guestrooms and grand ballroom. Guest rooms are enhanced with block out curtains and double-glazed windows to help provide a good night’s rest for travellers.The new design incorporates a botanical theme throughout with contemporary, vibrant elements utilising wooden accents, botanical wallpaper and pops of colour. The hotel’s restaurant and bar concept will be reimagined with a new menu to launch in coming weeks that will feature a paddock to plate philosophy with an emphasis on supporting local Australian producers.Celebrating its new name and new look, Novotel Sydney International Airport is offering guests $25 off each night and $1 breakfast for stays from now through to 31 January, 2020 when booked direct before 30 August, 2019*.*Reservations are subject to availability and conditions apply.
Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Here are some facts and figures from the game:• The Panthers 34-point margin of victory was the largest in the history of the NFC Championship Game, surpassing the Dallas Cowboys’ 37-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams in 1976. The largest margin in any conference championship game happened in 1991 when the Buffalo Bills beat the Los Angeles Raiders 51-3.• This was the first time the Cardinals have committed seven turnovers in a game since 2009 when they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 58-0 in Week 14. It’s the eighth time Arizona has had seven or more turnovers in a contest since the team moved to the Valley before the 1988 season. Of course, they’re 0-8 in those games, with an average margin of defeat of 26.4 points.7 turnovers by Cardinals are the most by any team in any playoff game since the Packers had 8 in the 2001 NFC Divisional Playoff at Rams— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 25, 2016• Sunday marked just the fourth time Carson Palmer has thrown four interceptions in a single game in his career. The last time was Week 15 of the 2013 season when he threw four against the Seattle Seahawks — a game the Cardinals actually won 17-10. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It’s definitely not the way the Arizona Cardinals wanted to end a stellar season.Cam Newton threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more while Arizona committed seven turnovers in a 49-15 loss in the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium.Outside of a few minutes in the second quarter, the game was never really in doubt. Carolina, who boasted the league’s best regular-season record, dominated in all phases of the football game. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton leaps into the end zone for a touchdown run during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) • Palmer became only the sixth quarterback to throw four picks in a game in the 2015 season (including the playoffs), joining Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston, St. Louis’ Nick Foles, Houston’s Brian Hoyer, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Denver’s Peyton Manning.• Palmer is one of 12 different Cardinals quarterbacks to throw four or more interceptions in a game. The Cardinals are 2-15 all-time when their signal caller throws four or more picks.Data courtesy Pro-Football-Reference.com.• Cam Newton ran for two touchdowns Sunday. The Cardinals had given up only one rushing touchdown to an opposing quarterback all season — a 12-yard run by Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers in Week 3.• Arizona punter Drew Butler averaged 48.8 yards on four punts Sunday night. In a playoff loss to Carolina last season, Butler averaged just 34.8 yards on nine punts.• Larry Fitzgerald dropped two passes (one tipped) while being targeted seven times on Sunday. Fitzgerald was credited with just one dropped pass in 145 targets in the regular season. – / 69 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact