iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Researchers determined that an additional 2,975 people died from September 2017 through the end of February 2018 due to the hurricane.The independent study, from George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health, was commissioned by the Puerto Rican government.The official government death toll currently stands at 64, according to the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety.In the aftermath of Maria, deaths did not discriminate by social level or age group, the report found. Yet the risk of death was 45 percent higher for people living in low socioeconomic development towns and for men 65 years or older, the report showed.There were an estimated 1,271 additional deaths in September 2017 and October of 2017, and 2,098 additional deaths from September 2017 to December 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the report. The largest difference in deaths was in the northeastern part of the island, along Maria’s path.The finding comes after nearly a year of questions, uncertainty and political sparring over the human toll of the storm.President Donald Trump visited the island in the days following the storm.“If you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died … 16 people versus in the thousands. You can be very proud of all of your people,” he said.Hurricane Katrina claimed over 1,800 lives, according to the National Hurricane Center.In February, Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, announced that George Washington University would lead efforts to review the death count associated with the storm. The Milken Institute School of Public Health is heading an independent effort in partnership with institutions on the island.A number of academic studies showed a wide range for the potential death toll on the island.The GWU report also offered a blistering criticism of Rossello and his government, saying there was “inadequate preparedness and personnel training for crisis and emergency risk communication.”These factors “decreased the perceived transparency and credibility of the Government of Puerto Rico,” the report said.“We hope this report and its recommendations will help build the island’s resilience and pave the way toward a plan that will protect all sectors of society in times of natural disasters,” Carlos Santos-Burgoa, one of the principal investigators of the study, said in a statement.The White House and Rossello’s office did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
LifeSiteNews 20 June 2014This morning the U.S. Supreme Court decided closely held corporations with religious objections cannot be compelled to furnish potentially abortion-inducing drugs to their employees by a 5-4 decision.The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) allows for closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby to maintain their religious outlook and still do business, the majority ruled in a 49-page opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The law holds that government may only impose a mandate that burdens religious business owners’ consciences if the government has a compelling interest in doing so and uses the least invasive means possible.“We must next ask whether the HHS contraceptive mandate ‘substantially burden[s]’ the exercise of religion,” the justices wrote. “We have little trouble concluding that it does.”“We reject HHS’s arguments that the owners of the companies forfeited all RFRA protection when they decided to organize their businesses as corporations rather than sole proprietorships or general partnerships,” they added. “The plain terms of RFRA make it perfectly clear that Congress did not discriminate in this way against men and women who wish to run their business as for-profit corporations in the manner required by their religious beliefs.”The ruling holds that the HHS mandate is not the least invasive alternative. “The mandate plainly fails that test,” the opinion holds.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-supreme-court-sides-with-hobby-lobby-on-hhs-mandate-religious-free
George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: The future for retail betting April 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: Decoding the customer engagement enigma June 30, 2020 Share Submit Share SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments June 11, 2020 On the eve of next week’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Peter Woodfine – Business Development Director at Vermantia – says in-shop betting is changing. But he is a firm believer that retail will always be detail.There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the death of retail, but to paraphrase Mark Twain – it’s been greatly exaggerated. While online giants like Amazon have changed how we buy things forever, when it comes to the betting industry there will always be the four walls of a betting shop. Customers thrive on live action, and when you put a television on the wall, you instantly cross into the world of shared entertainment, something which will never be achieved in the solitary world of online betting. While we can be confident that these shop-goers will always relish the thrill retail can provide, this is not to say change isn’t needed. It is. The retail industry needs to adapt to survive against the competition of online. There are many ways it can, of course, both by meeting the evolving demands of the new generation of customer and by reducing the cost of operation. For retail betting the digital experience is both a threat and an opportunity. The tech-savvy customer of the new generation is far different to their predecessor. They want the same convenient, digitised, and cashless retail experience that they are used to in other areas of life, with a user experience that is personalised to them. If retail can provide the benefits of digital while also offering the thrill that physical betting provides, the future will certainly be bright, and more exciting than ever before. Supplying customers with the right live pictures and data and giving them an incentive to engage with exciting live action is going to be an essential proponent of that successful retail offering. Live content is what draws them in, and the better the quality of data and content that we can provide operators with, the more engaged the customer will be. As any of our partners will tell you, the holy trinity for customer engagement is good quality data, readily available markets, and live pictures. Content-driven technologies, like ultra-low latency have a big part tο play here too.However, this trinity isn’t enough on its own to compete with online. Delivery needs to be around the clock, instantaneous and tailor-made for every corner of the world. We’ve created an end-to-end solution to provide for this, with a complete odds service, adaptable data feed, automated channel production platform, and the latest in broadcasting and streaming technologies. But there’s one final piece missing from retail’s evolutionary jigsaw: the sale itself. The digitisation of retail betting needs to be a complete ecosystem, and as part of the next generation of the retail experience, the SSBT will have a key role to play. As we already know, younger customers want their user experience to be as simple, convenient, and frictionless as possible. Our new breed of self-service solutions V-POS and FLAVOR cater for that demand by merging premium gaming content with cashless payment options. By remodelling the player journey, our award-winning FLAVOR offers infotainment and a self-contained betting environment, while V-POS, our complete betting ecosystem, will act as a shop within a shop for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Unlike the larger cabinet-based SSBTs, our solutions offer a compact desk top self-service with a complementary printer, integrated bank payment POS and mobile app, as well as a decoder, with which to coordinate the on-screen live action in-shop. This unique combination of retail solutions is here to unlock a cashless and cardless world full of opportunities, bundled with both card and mobile payment solutions. The future of retail is far brighter than many think – and as the key provider of every aspect of the physical betting experience aside from the walls themselves, we’re excited to be there to meet that demand. From our modern SSBT solutions that provide customers with the convenient, digitised and cashless retail experience to our expansive content portfolio that ranges from our ultimate live racing and sports channels, we’re here to deliver on a localised, content and data-driven future that is customised for every corner of the world.Held from 19-22 March, Betting on Football is the only trade conference that brings together decision makers from international operators to address the recent issues and opportunities in the sports betting industry.Stamford Bridge provides the perfect setting for 200 expert speakers across 40 sessions, including high level business and networking opportunities for key suppliers, top affiliates, sports clubs and organisations to meet with the operators.For more information about Betting on Football, please click HERE.
Motorists travelling around Letterkenny this Friday afternoon are advised to leave a lot of extra time for their journeys as roadworks create major delays in the town.Traffic is backed up on many of the main routes around the town due to roadworks on the N14 Four Lane and Pearse Road.Very heavy traffic is reported on Main Street Letterkenny, the N14 from the Dry Arch to Polestar Roundabout and on the Ramelton Road. A minor accident has also taken place on the Leck Road. This is expected to clear soon.There are also delays at works on the N56 at Illistrin, between Letterkenny and Kilmacrennan.It was a similar situation on Thursday evening last, as many motorists were left frustrated with long delays.Letterkenny is in its second week of major sewerage works on the Pearse Road, which has led to one-lane traffic on the route turning left off Paddy Harte Road. As a result, cars must travel down the already congested Lower Main Street to reach Oldtown. The Pearse Road project is expected to last for 10 more weeks, after which works will move to Oldtown Road in front of the Old Dunnes.More traffic chaos in Letterkenny on busy Friday was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Petr Cech believes Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to Juventus in September after they had led 2-0 was the biggest factor in their Champions League exit at the group stage.Chelsea walloped Nordsjaelland 6-1 but Juve’s victory over Shakhtar Donetsk meant the Italian side went through as group winners and the Blues became the first holders to go out of the tournament before the knockout phase.Chelsea finished level on points with Shakhtar but the Ukrainian team progressed because they scored more goals at Stamford Bridge than the defending champions managed in the reverse fixture.And keeper Cech told Sky Sports: “Unfortunately really the damage was done before. We did what we could and could only hope, but the other result didn’t go our way.“I think obviously you have results away from home – we lost to Shakhtar and Juventus – but the main difference was the Juventus draw at home after being 2-0 up.“If you drop too many points in the group then you can’t go through. There were lots of positives from this performance, it’s just a pity it’s not enough to take us through.”See also:Benitez targets Europa League gloryChelsea are out despite resounding 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
ALAMEDA — Having spent nine years with ESPN, Jon Gruden knows a storyline.Before the Raiders got on a plane and left Winnipeg late Thursday night following a 22-21 exhibition win over the Green Bay Packers, Gruden took minor exception to a question about the latest “distraction” of playing out of the country on an 80-yard field.“There’s not as many distractions here as you think or anybody thinks,” Gruden told reporters. “Antonio Brown is doing fine. We’ve got a good, young football team. …
9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… marshall kirkpatrick Some people believe that Augmented Reality (AR), the class of technologies that place images or data on top of other views of the physical world, could be the web browser of the future. AR has rocketed out of the research labs and is catching mass market interest fast – from mobile phones displaying restaurant reviews when you look through your phone’s camera to next month’s Esquire Magazine, which you’ll be able to hold up to your webcam to see marker-based 3D “holograms” in your hands telling you jokes. The International Symposium on Augmented and Extended Reality this month had major sponsors from all around the world, including Qualcomm, Volkswagon, Intel and Nokia. Despite all this energy, media darling startup Layar is reported to have raised…a mere $1 million investment from venture capitalists. Why are VCs not investing more in Augmented Reality? Here are three reasons why we think investment in this sector has been slow so far.Layar is the media darling in this space, thanks to the company’s easy-to-use consumer product and dazzling demonstration videos. Earlier this week, VentureBeat broke the news of the company’s funding by European investors. (Layar declined to comment for this story.)Total Immersion, the company that made those awesome interactive 3D baseball cards (video below) has raised two rounds of funding over the last eight years. Metaio has forthcoming consumer apps but is a major B2B business in AR already – it wouldn’t be a surprise if they’ve raised some money.But for all the hype, this doesn’t seem to be a field that investors are rushing to fund. Why is that? There are a number of theories.AR is Just Hype, It’s Not UsefulLots of people are excited about AR, but is it just eye-candy? Mobile AR, the implementation most accessible to consumers today, is a little disappointing to use once you get past the initial Wow-factor.Not everyone agrees, though, that there’s no utility here. IT analyst firm Gartner named Augmented Reality one of its Top Ten Disruptive Technologies for 2008-2012.It is early days. People have been hoping that AR will help with things like auto repair for years and the US Marines have seen big efficiency gains in tests of AR vehicle repair with an Android phone hooked up to a pair of goggles. Advertising and marketing seem like the low hanging fruit but there’s interest in medicine as well. Imagine anatomical models you could hold in your hand, turn around to look at and interact with or read about.“The real impact of AR on business,” consultant Tracy Sheridan says, “is money saved in manufacturing, training, etc. [and that] has been overshadowed by its role in digital marketing.”Since when have investors been shy about backing advertising technology, though? None the less, the perception that AR lacks real utility is undoubtedly mitigating some enthusiasm. There are other arguments that are more compelling, though.It’s a Feature Not a ProductCompanies like Yelp and UrbanSpoon have seen a lot of press coverage for adding AR views of data on top of their existing customer review iPhone apps. Companies in all kinds of verticals where location data is used will no doubt roll out AR features in coming months.This critique makes sense. Can services like Layar, Wikitude or Tonchidot really become effective browser plays, used by millions of people to browse a wide variety of AR data sets? Or will AR simply appear as features in other, stand-alone mobile applications? Only time will tell.Neither marker-based AR, the lesser-known but more established form of AR, nor mobile AR may prove difficult enough as technology to present a meaningful barrier to entry.Markerless AR that processes live video? That’s a whole new story that may offer plenty of technical challenges.Either way, the “feature not a product” concern was something we’ve heard from several people, including one VC who preferred not to be quoted.It’s Too EarlyDavid Hornick of August Capital offered perhaps the most convincing explanation why VCs aren’t investing more in AR.“I’d be happy to invest in the space if there was a near term opportunity,” he told us. “The challenge for investing in emerging markets is to not get too far out ahead of the market (there was a ton of money lost getting too far ahead of the mobile market, etc.). And I think that venture firms are being particularly cautious about getting out too far ahead of trends these days.”That makes sense. AR isn’t new, it’s been developing in academic labs for ten years or more, but effective commercial applications of it really are. These are the very early days of a new paradigm. User experience, utility and monetization strategies remain in their infancy.The market has evolved a lot over the last 12 months, though, and answers to some of these questions will likely emerge soon. What better time could there be for daring investors to get in early? Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Analysis#Augmented Reality#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
Though Donald Trump has yet to move into the White House, smart city projects in India have already been discussed with his transition team.Business Insider mentioned that discussions have been held between Trump representatives and other government parties over U.S. plans to help develop three Indian smart cities.The Obama administration previously signed a memorandum of understanding to develop smart cities in Visakhapatnam, Allahabad and Ajmer. America agreed to assist with feasibility studies, capacity building, project planning and infrastructure development for the projects.“We had initial discussions with the transition team (under new Presidency),” said U.S. Department of Commerce official Vinay Vijay Singh. “It is still early stages but we have shared our plans and they have been included.”Singh says a Trump presidency is likely to continue to support the three cities, though certain issues may be addressed“Indian cities should be enabled to have more autonomy,”said Singh. “The mechanics between the Centre and states in India need to be worked out.”He adds that U.S. support of the three smart cities is not driven politically but by American private sector interests, which see this as a growth area.Focused on energy, transportation and communicationsThe focus areas of the three smart cities are energy, transportation and telecoms, according to the U.S. government.“We will help identify opportunities and it is important that there should be more cities to cities contact for greater synergy on best practices,” said US Trade & Development Agency’s Devin Hampton.Meanwhile, Singh says the U.S. is continuing efforts to help India develop other aspects of its smart city strategy, particularly around funding models and risk aspects.“We will continue to engage with all stakeholders. We will also work with multilateral institutions to help eliminate the initial risk involved in such projects,” said Singh said.As example of the risk mitigation work, he cited the U.S. Treasury Department’s assistance to the Pune Municipal Corporation in helping the city raise funds through issuing bonds. Donal Power Tags:#India#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#Trump#u.s. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Related Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…
The India-England Test at Lord’s will be the 2000th in the history of the game. Mail Today looks back at the journey.It is considered an anachronism in the fast-paced modern world with its craving for instant results. But the five-day format has not only survived, but also flourished amidst the surfeit of One-Day Internationals and the Twenty20 format.Ask any cricketer worth his salt and he will tell you that the satisfaction gained from excelling in a Test match cannot be felt in any of the shorter versions. Despite several experts from time to time painting doomsday scenarios for Test cricket, the magic still keeps true lovers of the game spellbound.As Test cricket reaches another major milestone, let’s sit back and remember some memorable moments in its history.THE DONHe is the yardstick against which all batsmen are measured. His Test average of 99.94 is the most sacred statistic in the game, probably never to be emulated. A national icon for Australia, his feats with the willow only prompt amazement in v cricket lovers down the generations.NUMBER 800Muttiah Muralitharan celebrates his 800th Test wicket after despatching Pragyan Ojha in Galle. AgenciesMuttiah Muralitharan is the Don Bradman of bowling and his Test aggregate of 800 wickets may never be matched. The one-man bowling army for Sri Lanka had a dream farewell, taking his 800th wicket on the final day of his last Test to set up a victory against India inMAGICAL DELIVERYLeg-spin was considered a dying art when Shane Warne took the ball against England at Old Trafford in the first Ashes Test of 1993. But cricket was never the same once Mike Gatting was bowled by a delivery that pitched well outside leg-stump to hit the top of off. As someone said: “Gatting looked like someone has stolen his lunch.”advertisementIT’S A TIEThe rarity of a tie can be gauged by the fact that there have been only two in history. The first one, between Australia and the West Indies in Brisbane (1960-61), was a nerve-jangling affair. Aussie Ian Meckiff was out going for the run that would have won it.GARDEN OF EDENIt was the mother of all comebacks. Forced to follow on at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens in 2001 after trailing by 274 runs against Steve Waugh’s mighty Australians, on a 16-match winning streak, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid dug in to bat for well over a day to turn the tables. Laxman scored 281 and Dravid 180. Harbhajan Singh did the rest with the ball to seal an amazing victory.EPIC NO. 50Sachin Tendulkar looks up as he celebrates his 50th Test ton on the 4th day of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion on December 19, 2010. APThere are not many batting records out of Sachin Tendulkar’s closet. The Mumbai maestro, who has the highest run aggregate in Test cricket, also has 51 hundreds in the longest format of the game. It is said that when he goes out to bat, the whole of India goes out with him. Comparisons with the Don are commonplace.WELL PLAYEDIt was one moment when cricket truly was the winner. After England won one of the greatest Tests by beating Australia by two runs at Edgbaston in 2005, Andrew Flintoff consoled the brave Brett Lee before celebrating with his England teammates.STANDING THE TEST OF TIME The first Test was played between Australia and England in Melbourne from March 15 to March 19, 1877. Australia won the Test by 45 runsThe first ball was bowled by England’s Alfred Shaw to Australian batsman Charles BannermanThe first wicket: England’s Allen Hill took the first wicket when he dismissed Australian opening batsman Nat ThomsonThe first hundred: Charles Bannerman was not only the man to score the first run, but also the first ever centurion. He scored an unbeaten 165 before retiring hurtThe first bowler to take five in an innings: England’s Alfred Shaw was the first bowler to take five wickets in an innings. He achieved the feat in the second innings when he took five for 38Highest score: West Indies’ Brian Lara holds the record of the highest individual score. He scored 400 not out against England in Antigua in 2004Highest individual total in a Test: England’s Graham Gooch scored a total of 456 runs against India at Lord’s in 1990. He scored 333 in the first innings and 123 in the secondShining on debut: West Indies’ Lawrence Rowe is the only batsman to score a double century and century on debut. Against New Zealand at Kingston in 1971-72, he scored 214 and 100 not outadvertisementYoungest centurion: Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful is the youngest to score a century. He made 114 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2001, aged 17 years and 61 daysOldest to 100: England’s Jack Hobbs scored 142 against Australia in Melbourne in 1928- 29, at the age of 46 years and 82 daysMost dismissals: South Africa’s Mark Boucher has 521 dismissals (499 catches and 22 stumpings) – the most for a wicketkeeperPerfect 10: Anil Kumble is one of only two bowlers to take all 10 wickets in an innings. He emulated England’s Jim Laker by taking 10-74 against Pakistan in Delhi in 1998-99Safe hands: Rahul Dravid holds the record for the most catches by a non-wicketkeeper. In 153 Tests, he has 203 catchesAll-round prowess: South Africa’s Jacques Kallis is the most successful all-rounder. In 145 Tests, he has 11,947 runs at 57.43 while taking 270 wickets and 166 catchesLongest reign: Australia’s Allan Border captained his team in 93 Tests, the most by a skipperMost Tests: England have played 911 Tests, the most by any team in the history of the gameMost victories: Australia have emerged victorious in 341 Tests. No other team in the history of the game has been so successfulMost defeats: England have lost as many as 261 Tests and hold the record for the most defeats in the game300 Club: India’s Virender Sehwag is one of a select band of players to have two scores of above 300 in Tests – the others being Don Bradman, Lara & Chris Gayle- Compiled by Manoj Kumar
PSG Neymar’s PSG wages make him world’s second-richest player, claims Football Leaks Goal Last updated 2 years ago 23:32 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Getty Images PSG Neymar Montpellier v PSG Montpellier Ligue 1 Already the most expensive player in football history, the Brazil star falls just short of matching the astronomical wages Tevez picks up in China Neymar’s mammoth salary package at Paris Saint-Germain puts him behind just Carlos Tevez as the world’s highest-earning player, claims Football Leaks. The Brazilian completed a move to Parc des Princes from Barcelona in the summer, becoming in the process football’s most expensive player thanks to a €222 million transfer fee. PSG 12/1 to beat Bayern Munich 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing But the forward is also personally reaping the rewards of being PSG’s new standard-bearer, according to the report which was released this weekend. Football Leaks affirms that Neymar earns just over €3m a month in Ligue 1, a figure that works out as a total annual salary of €36.8m. Only Tevez, currently in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai Shenhua, takes home a greater wage, with reports suggesting the Argentine will pick up €38.4m from his first year in Asia. To put the number claimed by the controversial outlet in perspective, Neymar earns €100,000 a day, €4,000 an hour or a staggering €66 a minute.Both South American stars, however, may soon find themselves eclipsed by a mutual former team-mate. Lionel Messi, who starred alongside Neymar at Barcelona and also shared the pitch with Tevez on multiple occasions with Argentina, is expected to boost his salary to a reported €40m annually when he puts pen to paper on a long-delayed new deal with the Catalans.