Bills done playing in Toronto reach deal with Rogers to terminate 4

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – No, Canada.Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon announced Wednesday that the team is done playing regular-season “home” games in Toronto after reaching an agreement with Rogers Communications to terminate the four remaining years left on the series.The decision did not come as a surprise after the Bills had a 1-5 record since the series was established with a five-year agreement in 2008. The Bills and Rogers then reached another five-year deal in 2013 to extend the series.Last month, new Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula told The Associated Press they were negotiating to cancel the series. In March, the Bills and Rogers postponed playing this year’s game to evaluate and determine how to improve the atmosphere of games played in Toronto’s downtown domed Rogers Centre.Following a 34-31 overtime loss to Atlanta last year, Brandon and Bills players complained about giving away home-field advantage by playing in front of small and relatively indifferent crowds in Toronto.Receiver Steve Johnson questioned whether the warm-weather Falcons “fixed” the schedule in getting to play indoors. Center Eric Wood had referred to the games in Toronto as “a joke.”“We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received over the past seven years from all of the tremendous people at Rogers Communications,” Brandon said in a statement released by the team Wednesday. “We will continue to work hard to solidify our footprint in southern Ontario.”In becoming the NFL’s first team to play annual games outside of the United States, the Bills launched the series in a bid to increase their exposure and build their fan base in Canada’s largest city and financial capital. Toronto is about a two-hour drive from Buffalo and counted as part of the Bills market.The Bills did get an initial windfall after Rogers agreed to pay the team $78 million to essentially lease eight games: five in the regular season and three in the preseason. That was almost double what the Bills were projected to generate if those games were played at their home, Ralph Wilson Stadium.The Bills also experienced a bump in selling tickets to Canadians. Last year, the team estimated that southern Ontario fans accounted for about 18 per cent of its season-ticket sales, surpassing their support from nearby Rochester.The series, however, never paid off in wins for the Bills or generated a buzz in Toronto.High ticket prices, initially averaging about $180, a lengthy playoff drought that began in 2000 and the lack of atmosphere in the cavernous domed stadium contributed to the series’ lack of success.The announced crowd of 38,969 for last year’s game against Atlanta was by far the smallest of the series, and well short of the stadium’s NFL capacity of 46,470, not including suites. Rogers did announce the first four regular-season games had been sellouts before later acknowledging the totals included thousands of free tickets.The games also attracted a larger than usual contingent of visiting team supporters.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Bills done playing in Toronto; reach deal with Rogers to terminate 4 remaining years of series The Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills play an NFL football game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011. The Buffalo Bills are done playing regular season “home” games in Toronto after reaching an agreement with Canadian-based communications giant Rogers Communications to terminate the four remaining years left on the series. Bills president Russ Brandon announced the decision Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in what was not regarded as a surprise. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Derek Gee by John Wawrow, The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2014 9:47 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea

first_imgWhen your overall health improves, your sexual performance automatically increases.Tea is not indigenous to Sri Lanka, but after Scotsman James Taylor planted the first tea bush, Camellia Sinensis, in 1849, it became a primary export. Last year, tea brought in nearly €1.15 billion to the country’s coffers.Sri Lanka also conducts the world’s largest weekly tea auction where five to six million kilos change hands.Tea puristsBut the island may soon be reaching its maximum production capacity after exporting nearly 320 million kilos last year.Gunaratne is among the tea purists who want to guard Sri Lanka’s reputation as a maker of clean tea – product that is free of pesticide residue and other contaminants – and he is keen to see more high-end varieties rather than the traditional export of cheap bulk products.“We need to re-brand tea,” he said. “We have the potential to increase our tea income four-fold.”The Sri Lanka Tea Board is about to embark on a major international marketing campaign for the first time in decades, which will promote the health benefits of a high-end cup.Currently only 42 to 43 per cent of Ceylon is exported in packets of less than three kilos each, but the target is to raise this to 60 per cent in the next five years, board director Hasitha de Alwis said.Tea museumAnil Cooke, head of Sri Lankan tea broking firm Asia Siyaka Commodities, agreed that Ceylon – known by the country’s colonial name – should be “re-positioned globally” with a focus on increasing its value.“It is being done in a small way by a few companies, but it can be given a bigger boost,” Cooke said.Leading the way is Gunaratne’s tea plantation in the south of the island, which has become a key tourist attraction with a tea museum, tours and tasting sessions.Despite cutting daily tea leaf production from 20,000 to just 2,000 kilos a day, his gourmet products now sell at 10 times the average retail price of loose tea in the local market.“Since shifting to highly specialised teas… I earn double what I did before,” said Gunaratne.Cooke said he was not sure if the aphrodisiac properties or the big bucks from his Ceylon had put a permanent smile on the 69-year-old tea maker’s face.- © AFP, 2013Howlin: ‘Many an important economic issue resolved over a mug of tea’>Taste-off: Is Barry’s Tea or Lyons Tea better?>Forget Barry and Lyons – there’s only room for one Horniman tea in town>The burning question: When do you take the teabag out of the cup?> A HOT CUP of Ceylon tea is better known as being soothing and relaxing, but Sri Lanka is now marketing its most profitable export as a luxury boost for the libido.The tea industry is increasingly plugging Ceylon’s supposed aphrodisiac qualities in a bid to radically change perceptions of the brew, which manufacturers say can sell for less than water in some markets.“We are highlighting the properties of tea that can give you an edge in the bedroom,” said Rohan Fernando, whose firm HVA Foods sells a small 60-gram jar of premium Ceylon for $350.“Tea has traditionally been the poor man’s drink. We want to be at the top-end of the supply chain,” he said.The industry may not yet have hard medical proof of Ceylon’s performance-enhancing powers, but they have long been the stuff of legend among Sri Lankan tea lovers.The brews known for their potency are the top-quality white teas, known as Silver Tips and Golden Tips, which are gaining popularity among well-heeled Chinese businessmen along with rich Saudis and Japanese, Fernando said.Unlike orthodox teas, the white varieties are made with just the tender tea buds, which are sun-dried and carefully tended until they turn gold or silver in colour.Ceramic urn wrapped in black velvet and sealed with gold ribbonAt his tea factory in Kandana town, north of the capital Colombo, Fernando held up a ceramic urn wrapped in black velvet and sealed with a gold ribbon, explaining that a cuppa is not only good for sexual health.The tea contains polyphenols, flavonoids and anti-oxidants – known to improve the immune system and blood circulation.Leading tea maker Herman Gunaratne is also keen to promote such qualities in his rare “virgin white” tea, so called because it is untouched by human hands in production, unlike orthodox types hand-plucked from the tea bush.The product retails at the Mariage Freres tea emporium in Paris for €68 for a 20-gram box, the equivalent of €3,391 per kilo.“My virgin white tea contains 10.11 percent anti-oxidants… This could be the highest level of anti-oxidants in any tea,” Gunaratne told AFP.last_img

Le Mexique se dote de sa propre agence spatiale

first_imgLe Mexique se dote de sa propre agence spatialeMexique – La loi à l’origine de la création de l’Agence spatiale mexicaine (Aexa) a été votée mardi par une large majorité de députés mexicains.280 députés sur 286 ont voté en faveur de la création de la base spatiale mexicaine. Ils ont à cet effet déclaré que “la création d’une agence spatiale mexicaine, appuyée par l’État mexicain, permettra au pays de s’intégrer à la communauté spatiale internationale.” Une base de lancement sera donc établie d’ici 5 à 10 ans dans la péninsule du Yucatan. Mais pour l’heure, l’Axea se concentre d’abord sur la construction d’un habitat sous-marin expérimental. Le projet annoncé depuis 2008 avait déjà reçu, il y a un an et demi, l’aval du Sénat. Il ne reste plus qu’à attendre l’accord du président de la République, Felipe Calderon. Une approbation qui ne fait aucun doute puisqu’en novembre dernier, il annonçait qu’un budget de 9 millions de dollars serait consacré à ce projet national. Cette avancée est de taille, pour un pays qui n’a connu depuis toute son Histoire qu’un seul astronaute : Rodolfo Neri Velan. Le Mexicain s’était retrouvé en orbite le 27 novembre 1985 en tant que spécialiste de mission, lors de l’expédition Atlantis 61-B.Le 24 avril 2010 à 10:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img

Pas de mesures durgence externes sur le site nucléaire de Marcoule

first_imgPas de mesures d’urgence externes sur le site nucléaire de MarcouleAprès l’explosion qui s’est produite ce matin sur le site nucléaire de Marcoule, seules des mesures d’urgence internes ont été jugées nécessaires. La ministre de l’Ecologie Nathalie Kosciusko-morizet est attendue lundi après-midi à partir de 17H15 sur le site du centre Centraco à Codolet où a eu lieu l’accident.  Plusieurs heures après l’explosion survenue dans un four d’un centre de traitement de déchets peu radioactifs sur le site nucléaire de Marcoule dans le Gard, Henry Brandet, porte-parole du ministère de l’Intérieur, dont dépendent les services de sécurité civile, a confirmé qu’il n’y avait pour l’instant aucun rejet radioactif en interne, comme en externe.Ainsi, si le plan d’urgence interne a été déclenché par Centraco, les autorités n’ont pas jugé nécessaire d’enclencher le plan particulier d’intervention (PPI), qui prévoit des mesures comme le confinement ou l’évacuation des populations menacées. En milieu d’après-midi, l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire a par ailleurs estimé que l’accident était “terminé”. Quant aux quatre personnes blessées dans l’accident, l’une d’entre elles est toujours dans un état grave mais aucune ne semble avoir été contaminées.   Néanmoins, suite à l’accident, la ministre de l’Écologie, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet a annoncé son départ immédiat pour le site de Marcoule. Elle est attendue vers 17H15 afin de prendre part à une évaluation précise des éventuels impacts radiologiques de cet accident, a indiqué le ministère. À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylSelon le dernier communiqué de l’ASN, L’Agence est en contact permanent avec la préfecture du Gard et l’exploitant. Elle a mobilisé sa division de Marseille, géographiquement compétente, et a dépêché des inspecteurs à la préfecture et sur le site. Cellule d’information : 0 805 55 70 30 (réservé aux riverains)Le 12 septembre 2011 à 16:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img

La déforestation est en baisse au Brésil selon les autorités locales

first_imgLa déforestation est en baisse au Brésil, selon les autorités locales Les autorités environnementales brésiliennes ont commenté les derniers chiffres de la déforestation dans leur pays et se sont félicitées d’une baisse globale du phénomène. Des résultats toutefois disparates selon les régions.”C’est le plus faible taux de déforestation depuis que le Brésil a commencé son suivi [il y a 24 ans]. Je crois que c’est la seule bonne nouvelle concernant l’environnement”, a dit la ministre brésilienne de l’Environnement, Izabella Teixeira, lors d’une conférence de presse. En effet, le gouvernement brésilien vient tout juste de dévoiler les derniers chiffres liés à la déforestation dans le pays et a constaté une baisse du phénomène. De quoi réjouir alors que ce dernier a connu une vitesse de progression alarmante au cours de 2012. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Toutefois, le bilan positif n’est pas valable pour tout le pays. “Malheureusement, nous avons constaté que dans les états [brésiliens] qui n’ont pas un niveau important de déforestation, il y a eu une augmentation [de celle-ci]”, a ajouté la ministre cité par la BBC. Si la déforestation est en baisse de 31% dans le Mato Grosso et de 44% dans le Para, elle est ainsi en hausse de 10% à Acre, de 29% en Amazonie et de 33% dans le Tocantins. Reste que les dernières statistiques rapprochent tout de même le gouvernement brésilien de son objectif de réduire la déforestation à 3.925 kilomètres carrés en 2020, a souligné Mme Teixeira. Cette année, plus de 4.600 kilomètres carrés de forêt tropicale ont été perdus. Cependant, les organisations écologistes craignent qu’un changement récent de certaines réglementations, au Brésil, n’entraîne une inversion de cette tendance globale, aujourd’hui à la baisse. Or, la destruction des forêts – due, surtout en Amazonie, au trafic illégal de bois et de minerais, aux incendies et à l’extension de l’agriculture et de l’élevage – libère de grandes quantités de CO2, gaz à effet de serre impliqué dans le réchauffement climatique. Le 30 novembre 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img

1214 NXT Results Nottingham England Triple Threat

first_img Sasha Banks Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Google+ Now Playing Up Next Xavier Woods 12/14 NXT Results: Nottingham, England1. The Jersey Boys def. Blake & Murphy2. Bull Dempsey def. Tye Dillinger3. Samoa Joe def. Apollo Crews4. NXT Women’s Champion Bayley & Asuka def. Nia Jax & Emma5. NXT Tag Team Champions The Mechanics def. Shoot Nation6. Carmella def. Alexa Bliss7. NXT Champion Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin & Sami ZaynSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 62.95%0:04Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles SPOILERS: 7/20 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network Alexa Bliss Facebook SPOILERS: 7/19 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network Alexa Bliss Will Be In The Royal Rumblecenter_img Videos Articles Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injured Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Alexa Bliss Injury Update WWE Smackdown Results – 5/14/19 (Final hype for Money in the Bank, Fatal 4-Way match)last_img

Children love Treasure Beach Christmas Party with Beaches Resort TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Dec 2015 – One thousand children of Beaches Resort employees were treated to a Christmas party today at Treasure Beach. The children not only hung out with celebrities like Santa and Mrs. Claus but Ernie and The Count of Sesame Street. Staff told Magnetic Media the party is an annual tradition which does make them feel good about being on Team Beaches. The 1,000 children today who got eats and drinks and presents took the number of children treated over the Christmas holidays by Beaches Resort TCI to 3,000 in all. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Related Items:beaches resort and spa, children, christmas party, treasure beach Recommended for you Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pierlast_img

Vancouver police arrest two in Cascade Park bank robbery

first_imgVancouver police arrested a man and a woman Thursday in connection with a robbery at the Bank of America at Southeast 134th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard, in Cascade Park not far from the police East Precinct office.According to a police bulletin, a man entered the bank and left with an undisclosed amount of money. Minutes later, an officer radioed that he had one suspect in custody and another at gunpoint. As police rushed to the scene to help, the officer radioed that both suspects were in custody.A bag of cash was found, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.The investigation was continuing Thursday evening, with detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes unit continuing interviews, the bulletin said. The names of the man and woman were not released.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img

Myanmar charges foreign newsmen over drone use

first_imgMyanmar police have charged two foreign journalists working for Turkish state media — along with two Burmese locals — for allegedly breaching import laws after they flew a drone over the country’s parliament.The men will be held in custody until their first court hearing on charges that carry up to three years in jail or a fine for the import and export of “restricted or banned goods” without obtaining a license.”We have opened a case against all four — two foreigners and two Burmese. They will be held on remand until November 10,” deputy police colonel Kyaw Moe told AFP.The foreigners, Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia, were arrested on Friday in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw while they were on assignment for Turkish state broadcaster TRT.The pair was working with well-known Myanmar journalist Aung Naing Soe and a local driver Hla Tin.The incident comes as tensions surge between Myanmar and Turkey, which has led criticism of the Southeast Asian nation for its treatment of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of incubating “Buddhist terror” and carrying out a genocide against the Muslim group.More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state since late August, running from burning villages they say were set alight by soldiers and Buddhist mobs.Several journalists have been arrested in Myanmar this year, fuelling fears of an erosion of the press freedoms that blossomed after the end of junta rule in 2011.Many have been charged with defamation or arrested for reporting on armed rebel groups.last_img

Polls violence leaves 10 dead

first_img.At least 10 people were killed in clashes and firing during the parliamentary elections across the country till midday Sunday.The polls violence claimed two lives each in Chattogram and Cumilla, one each in Rangamati, Brahmanbaria, Cox’s Bazar, Rajshahi, Bogura and Narsingdi, Prothom Alo correspondents have reported from the spots.A local leader of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Bachchu Miah, 55, was killed when a group of young men wearing helmets in Nangolkot, Cumilla attacked him with a hockey stick.In Shibpur, Narsingdi, an AL agent was killed, according to the police.A worker of ruling Awami League, Meraj Uddin, 22, was beaten to death near a polling station in Mohanpur in Rajshahi.A young man, Israel Miah, was shot dead in Rajghor village of Brahmanbraia Sadar.Another man identified as Mohammad Abdullah was killed in a clash between the supporters of the AL and the BNP in Pekua of Cox’s Bazar.A voter named Mujibur Rahman, 38, was killed when police opened fire near Belaswar Govt Primary School in Chandina of Cumilla.An activist of AL-backed Jubo League was killed in an attack allegedly by Jaamat-e-Islami activists in Patia of Chattogram.Basher Uddin, a Jubo League leader of Kaukhali in Rangamati, was killed in a clash between the AL and BNP men.Another man was killed when the opposition supporters clashed with the police in Bashkhali, Chattogram.A Juba League leader, Azizul, was killed in a clash between BNP and Awami League activists in front of the Baguil Government Primary School at Kahalu in Bogura around 11:00am.last_img

Bangladesh urges India to remove antidumping duty

first_imgFlags of Bangladesh and IndiaBangladesh commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Tuesday requested his Indian counterpart Suresh Prabhu to take necessary measures to withdraw anti-dumping duty on Bangladeshi products as they met on the sidelines of WTO ministerial meeting in New Delhi.“He (Munshi) urged his counterpart to lift the anti-dumping duties on our products as they held the meeting,” a commerce ministry spokesman told BSS in the Indian capital.He said Munshi sought India to import more apparel products from Bangladesh and more Indian investment in Bangladesh.Officials and business analysts in Dhaka said despite a general duty-free access of Bangladeshi products to India, several Indian states often impose taxes if the imported products appeared to be huge in volume to affect their local enterprises.They said jute products and battery were examples of such Bangladeshi products to face such duties in Indian market.A Bangladesh commerce ministry official said the Indian minister told Munshi that New Delhi was keen to keep the momentum of the existing, the best ever relations, between the two countries.“He (Prabhu) assured that he will take all necessary measures to address the requests from Bangladesh,” it said.Both the ministers were in agreement to further enhance the trade and economic relations in order to benefit of people of the two countries and expressed their satisfaction on the excellent bilateral relations.Munshi, a freedom fighter himself, expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the support India extended during Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.last_img

Billie Holiday for Kids Workshops

first_imgThe Reginald F. Lewis Museum is celebrating April as Jazz Appreciation month. On April 11 at 1 p.m. join them for an afternoon of interactive fun and learn about Billie Holiday. Hear the story of Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who by Amy Novesky. The workshop will be led by teaching artist Culture Queen of Culture Kingdom Kids. Call (443) 263-1800 for more information and fees.last_img

Dining with the royals

first_imgIt is a state which frequently attracts the jetsetting crowd from all over.  British supermodel Naomi Campbell was there recently to boyfriend and Russian tycoon Vladimir Doronin, Christian Bale and Tom Hardy shot for The Dark Knight Rises at Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort, the now divorced Katie Perry had tied the knot with Russel Brand in Ranthambore…in short, one can go on and on about Rajasthan’s association with the high and mighty. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ But quiz people around the cuisine of the desert state and in most cases, you might come up with a blank look. Rajasthani food is, still by and large, what you eat at the homes of your Rajasthani friends. While Delhi’s food map throws up places near and far, there are only a handful of restaurants which serve Rajasthani food, and apart from that odd thali somewhere, chances are that you might never have heard of them. But if you would really like to know what the royals once ate and what the common folk in Delhi’s neighbouring state (after all, Jaipur is just a few hours’ drive from Delhi) still eat, then we suggest you head to The Imperial. Their latest promotion, aptly called Royal Rajasthan, is all about signature dishes from the state.  So you have your Kair Sangri (as tikkis), the Maas ke Sule, Laal Maas and of course the Gobind Gatte (a more majestic version of the simple gatta). And all this, with a twist and toning down of spices keeping the Capital’s tastes in mind. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix On the menu are delicacies from Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur and Bikaner, prepared with generous helpings of dry fruits. Among things I tried, and liked, are the Kair Sangri (melt-in-your-mouth delicate and tempered down with raisins), the Maas ke Sule (spicy and tasty), the Gobind Gatte (with ample dry fruits to keep you busy). The Laal Maas was made from very tender lamb and though it looked a fiery red, it wasn’t very spicy and went perfectly well with the Masala Missi Roti.last_img

Metro rail authorities conduct drives against station littering

first_imgKolkata: In a unique initiative, Metro Railway Authorities have been conducting cleanliness drives at various stations to check nuisance activities such as spitting, littering like throwing away plastic pouches and other items inside the metro station complex.According to Metro Railways, the drive is being conducted from time to time with an aim to provide clean environment to the commuters.It will not tolerate any nuisance activities such as spitting, littering like throwing of papers, plastic pouches of pan masala, khaini etc. inside the rakes or within the station premises. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to a press release issued by the Metro railways, during the last two months (i.e. April & May) of this financial year i.e 2018-19, as many as 1,036 cases of nuisance activities have been detected in Metros from which an amount of Rs. 2,66, 250/- have been realized as fine. In this connection, it can be mentioned that during the same period of the previous financial year, 873 cases of nuisance activities were detected from which a penalty of Rs. 2, 22,750/- was realized. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn this financial year, the overall amount of money realized as fine has been increased. Commuters are requested to co-operate with the Metro Authorities to keep Stations and premises clean. Those who will be found to be indulging in such activities will face spot fine.Awareness drive would also be conducted so that the people restrain themselves from littering the platform and station premises. According to a senior official of the Metro railways, some people often spit inside the platform as a result of this it becomes difficult to maintain the cleanliness.In a country like India, the major problem is the ignorance of people. Many of the commuters do not understand the littering station or inside the metro rake is strictly prohibited.last_img

Raspberry Pi 4 is out in all its glory

first_imgRaspberry Pi 4 is out in all its glory by Martin Brinkmann on June 25, 2019 in Hardware – 41 commentsThe Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, a new version of the popular tiny computer featuring major hardware upgrades, is available now starting at $35. The first version 4 release of the Raspberry Pi upgrades nearly all components when compared to version 3 models that are also still available.The new computer comes with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A72 CPU that promises about three times the performance of previous versions.Other improvements include two USB 3.0 ports on the device (next to two USB 2.0 ports), support for dual monitors at resolutions of up to 4K, full-throughout Gigabit Ethernet, up to 4 Gigabytes of LPDDR4 SDRAM, and 4Kp60 HEVC hardware decode support.The new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B supports Ethernet, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, and uses USB-C for the power connector instead of the USB micro-B connector that older versions used. The switch gives the device the power it needs to better cope with demands.The video output has seen an upgrade as well. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B computer features a pair of type-D HDMI connectors instead of the type-A connectors that previous model used.Software-wise, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with an updated operating system that is based on Debian 10 Buster. Among the many improvements that the new operating system brings are updated applications and interface.You are probably wondering about Model A. There is no Model A; the company behind the product used Model A to describe lower-cost versions of the Raspberry Pi. There is no Model A because it has not (yet) found a way to offer such a device at “significantly less than $35”.The device starts at $35 in the base version with 1 Gigabyte of RAM; add $10 for the 2 Gigabyte variant and $20 for the 4 Gigabyte variant of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.A range of accessories is also available. While you can get started using the mini-computer in its purest form, most users may want to get a case for the device. Cables to connect the device to displays, mouse and keyboard, a power supply, and a microSD card with software to install the operating system, are also required.Some retailers offer bundles that include everything to get started. A budget set may include the new Raspberry Pi model, a case, power supply, and a microSD card. More advanced bundles may come with mouse and keyboard, HDMI cables, and even special purpose hardware such as extra space to connect hard drives to the device for use as a storage server.You may purchase an official Desktop Kit that includes the 4 GB version of the Raspberry Pi 4, the official case, power supply unit, mouse and keyboard, HDMI cables, a beginners guide, and a pre-installed 16 Gigabyte microSD card for $120; that’s everything you need to get started. Third-party bundles may even be cheaper (or more expensive depending on what is included).Availability of the 1 Gigabyte model is good; the 4 Gigabyte version of the Raspberry Pi 4 is sold out currently, at least in Germany. I recommend that you get the 4 Gigabyte model as it will offer better performance.Closing WordsIf you are new to the Raspberry Pi, you probably wonder what you can do with such a device. The short answer is: pretty much anything you want. You may use it as a computer running Linux when you connect it to a display, may use it as a media player, emulation station to play retro games on the TV, as a server, e.g. print server, web server, NAS, or game server, for robotics, as a camera, radio, or home automation.Check out the official release announcement here.Now You: Do you own a Raspberry Pi?SummaryArticle NameRaspberry Pi 4 is out in all its gloryDescriptionThe Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, a new version of the popular tiny computer featuring major hardware upgrades, is available now starting at $35.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img

How Microsoft PowerApps Can Help You Build Apps and Improve Your Companys

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 26, 2019 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Technology is constantly evolving and improving how we communicate and operate, and in recent years, mobility has become the main focus. With the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practices becoming increasingly more commonplace throughout more and more businesses, time and connectivity have never been more valuable.In 2017, Microsoft PowerApps was released to simplify the process for businesses to produce mobile and desktop apps. It is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) comprised of connectors, services, apps and data platforms designed to quickly and seamlessly build business applications according to specific business needs.What exactly does Microsoft PowerApps do? Essentially, Microsoft PowerApps allows businesses to create apps that convert their manual processes into automated and digital processes, which is easy to learn without the need for any prior coding experience. It also allows businesses to securely create, share and connect their apps and external data sources such as Salesforce, SharePoint and Dropbox, with anyone on any device within a matter of minutes.Which Microsoft Office subscription is best for PowerApps? In order to get Microsoft PowerApps, you need a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E1 or higher. However, this doesn’t allow access to every feature, as PowerApps operates on two subscription plans: Plan 1 subscriptions are ideal for users needing to access data stored in custom apps, cloud services, on-premises data and run canvas apps using premium connectors.Plan 2 subscriptions are ideal for both administrators and users that require more advanced capabilities such as real-time workflows, custom code plug-ins and running model-driven apps.How does it work? Microsoft PowerApps can be accessed via desktop devices or from its mobile app on handheld devices. Creating a mobile or desktop app is made easy with its drag-and-drop user interface. Here is a four-step process you can use:Select a pre-built template and ensure it runs with your desired tablet or phone layout.Import your elected data into the app by connecting to a data source such as OneDrive, Dropbox or Salesforce.You can then quickly drag-and-drop various forms, screens and controls including camera controls, images, text fields, videos, choice fields and much more to create their desired app.Finally, click the publish and share buttons to have the app shared across the entirety of the business.What are the features and their benefits? Why should your business be using Microsoft PowerApps? It all depends on what your business’s needs are. Are you wanting to automate workflow? Are you wanting to integrate all external and internal business data into one program?There are many features and benefits to using Microsoft PowerApps, here are the main benefits to start taking advantage of.Superior data integration. By utilizing Microsoft’s common data service (CDS), PowerApps enables your employees to access business data from over 200 various data sources such as Outlook, Salesforce, SharePoint, Dropbox, Dynamics 365, OneDrive, PowerPoint, Excel, Twitter and many more. This allows staff to easily access and share business data on the go no matter their location.Boosted staff productivity. PowerApps lets businesses create desktop and mobile apps designed for their specific functions and needs. This can include self-service apps such as onboarding employees and managing payroll information, recording client information and processing approvals and requests. That way, staff can do smaller, mundane tasks quickly from their phone rather than setting aside time to catch up throughout their week.Control, security and compliance. Microsoft PowerApps gives businesses complete control via its admin center. This is where businesses can see all their listed apps and administer data policies, permissions and user control options. Businesses benefit from full security, as every app created in PowerApps automatically links to Microsoft’s active directory domain service (ADDS), which authenticates, authorizes and enforces security policies for all devices and users. Because all apps are built on Microsoft’s CDS, every app is also automatically General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant.Automated processes and functions. Businesses can automate their functions and processes without the need for manual input. For example, they can send important information, news and updates to staff and clients on their phones with push notifications, as seen on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. PowerApps also allows for increased functionality such as reporting and resolving issues, even when management is read more

ANA offers Japans first selfservice baggage drop service

first_imgoffers Japan’s first self-service baggage drop serviceANA today announced the introduction of “ANA Baggage Drop Services,” Japan’s first self-service baggage drop system, available for domestic departures from the airline’s hub at Haneda Airport’s Terminal 2 from July 1, 2015. The introduction is in line with the airline’s ongoing efforts to continually enhance the travel experience for all ANA guests, and is offered conveniently alongside the airline’s automated check-in machines, which contribute to shorter queues for passengers. ANA plans to install a total of 39 self-service baggage drop machines by the end of 2015, which will mark the greatest number of baggage drop systems in one airport in the world.“At ANA, we continuously strive for the highest global standards of service, in order to enhance convenience for our customers,” said Tetsuo Fukuda, ANA Executive Vice President of CS & Products Services, Corporate Planning. “We are proud to offer the first automated baggage drop stations in Japan; this is the latest offering in our mission to create a seamless check-in process for our guests, and we plan to roll out more services in the months to come.”The ANA Baggage Drop Services is available in English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Korean, to accommodate the rising number of foreign residents and visitors to Japan—May 2015[1] saw 49.6% more inbound travelers to Japan than the same period one year ago, with a total of 1.64 million visitors marking a record number for a single month.For added convenience, automated check-in machines will also be available in traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Korean beginning this autumn, and in spring 2016, ANA will introduce a new series of easily identifiable pictograms for passengers to help them locate the appropriate counter and amenities.ANA is the proud winner of the SKYTRAX award for the World’s Best Airport Services”for three consecutive years, and the introduction of ANA Baggage Drop Services and the newly designed airport pictograms, demonstrate the airline’s continued commitment to customer service. Fly ANASource = All Nippon Airwayslast_img

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