MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is close to granting approval for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, with lots of spy drama but little public data available. The approval process described by Mexico’s assistant health secretary Tuesday sounded like a cold-war spy thriller, and may not foment confidence in the shot. Hugo López-Gatell said a Mexican technical committee on new medications has recommended approving the vaccine, adding only “some details” were lacking. But he also said that despite weeks of conversations with Russian officials, he could not get his hands on the results of Phase 3 trials, which would indicate how effective the vaccine is.
Program educates consumers age 21 to 35 about the benefits of CU membership.by: Claire DragichThe Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN) “Bankziety” program recently gained national attention after being mentioned in an article by The New York Times.The program, which spreads the word to consumers about the benefits of credit union membership, has been a creative and successful effort for MnCUN.Connie Kuhn, MnCUN’s director of communications, recently shared how the campaign is progressing.CU Magazine: How did the program come about?Kuhn: Bankziety is aimed at educating consumers age 21 to 35 about the benefits of credit unions. It was launched in 2012 to raise awareness about credit unions and encourage consumers to switch to a credit union.The main message of Bankziety is that credit unions exist to serve members, not profit from them. They offer many of the same services as big banks but with the added benefit of lower loan rates, fewer fees, and personalized service.The trademarked term “Bankziety” is defined as “uneasiness, distress, or mental apprehension, usually over an impending interaction with a bank, anticipated financial stress, and fearful concern over banking fees and rates.” continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Manchester: Considered flat track bullies, the Indians have so far been tested only once in the ongoing World Cup in England and that was during their opening warm-up game against New Zealand in London on May 25. While the group stage encounter between tahe two teams got washed off, they are set to clash again and this time it will be the semi-final of the 2019 edition of the showpiece event at Old Trafford on Tuesday.Going into the tournament, the Indians were considered favourites while the Kiwis flew under the radar to start with. But as it has been the case with New Zealand when it comes to any limited-overs tournament, this time too, they have shown their mettle and walked straight into the knockouts at the fourth spot. In fact, at one stage they were leading the pack before a couple of bad games towards the end of the group stages saw them fall down the ladder slightly.But on Tuesday, the Black Caps will have to play out of their guts to challenge the Indian team that has only lost one game so far — against England in Birmingham as they failed to chase down 300-plus. Yet, the question is whether or not it will be a batting paradise. After all, the ICC has refrained from producing belters and like CEO Dave Richardson said during the game between India and England in the group stages, the idea is to bring in balance.Yet, there is forecast of rain starting Tuesday. While it may be passing showers, but then, the New Zealand attack suddenly looks all the more menacing with the likes of Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Souther and Colin de Grandhomme almost looking unplayable.For Virat Kohli, it will be about wanting to see the clear blue skies like never before. After all, New Zealand is one attack that turns a completely different picture when the conditions are overcast. Unlike the Australians and Englishmen, the Kiwis are hardcore swing bowlers.Another area of concern for the Indian skipper will be the form of the middle-order batsmen. While the team management has shown a brave face, the fact remains that most of the runs have been scored by the top three — Kohli, Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul. IANS Also Read: Three Team’s Fate Hangs in Balance as England Face New Zealand
Cricket News Cameron Bancroft, disgraced in ball-tampering scandal reveals he almost quit cricket to take up this Indian discipline
New Delhi: Cameron Bancroft’s world came crashing down when was caught removing sandpaper from his trouser pocket to tamper with the condition of the ball during the Newlands Test against South Africa. The ball-tampering fiasco in the Cape Town Test damaged the reputation of Australian cricket and it resulted in a nine-month ban for Bancroft in addition to one-year bans for Steve Smith and David Warner. The right-hander, whose ban ends in December and could make his comeback in the Big Bash League, has opened up about the emotional toll that the entire episode took on him and that he pondered quitting the game altogether to take up a job as a yoga instructor.Bancroft wrote a long letter addressed to his former self and it was published in the Western Australian Newspaper. In that, he wrote, “Maybe cricket isn’t for you, you’ll ask yourself … will you return? Yoga will be such a fulfilling experience. Until you are able to acknowledge that you are Cameron Bancroft, the person who plays cricket as a profession, and not Cameron Bancroft the cricketer, you will not be able to move forward. This will become a defining moment for you.”Read More | Steve Smith barred from participating in Bangladesh Premier LeagueBancroft, who has been playing grade level cricket with Willetton District Cricket Club, had his passion for the game rekindled during Western Australia’s pre-season trip to Brisbane. In that, he was asked by his mentor and new Western Australia coach Adam Voges to justify as to why he should be included in the side.Read More | Had the opportunity to stop it: Steve Smith opens up on controversy“On your way to present your case to your coach you realise this is the moment when you begin to become OK with the thought of never having cricket as part of your life again,” Bancroft wrote.Bancroft’s yoga expertise is well known, having helped Nathan Coulter-Nile overcome his frequent stress fractures on his back by taking regular classes. The right-handed batsman undertook a yoga teaching course and has become the instructor for Coulter-Nile and some of his team-mates. Apart from yoga, Bancroft worked with a charity that supported children with cancer as part of his community service. However, the Australian opener is aware that he will be judged mostly for his actions which he committed in the Newlands Test.“Many people will judge you as a cheat, but that is OK. Always love and respect everyone. You will love those people because you forgive them. Just like you’re going to forgive yourself…You know you cannot say sorry enough, but actually it is time you allow your cricket to be about what you have learnt and use this opportunity to make a great impact,” Bancroft said.Recently, Steve Smith had opened up about the ball-tampering scandal during a press conference in Sydney. “Something happened out on the field and I had the opportunity to stop it at that point rather than say I don’t want to know anything about it, that was my failure and I’ve taken responsibility for that,” Smith said. The Australia skipper, whose ban ends in March, admitted that watching the Australian team struggle after he was banned was the hardest thing he had faced. After losing the Newlands Test, Australia were thrashed by 492 runs in Johannesburg to lose the series 1-3. They were whitewashed 0-5 in England and lost the Tests and T20Is to Pakistan. They lost the ODIs and T20I to South Africa to continue their miserable run. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Jaime Elmore · 238 weeks ago Great article – thanks, Tracy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 238 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Carter Burnett brings home an Eagle looking trophy after finishing second at the Tulsa Nationals last weekend. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€”Â Carter Burnett of Wellington just celebrated his ninth birthday this week, and he is already making a name for himself in the youth wrestling world.Â Burnett, the son of Jason Burnett and Jennifer Doerge, recently came home from the 61st annual Tulsa Nationals with a second place trophy in the 8-year-old 75 pound division. The Tulsa Nationals, held Jan. 14-16 at the Expo Square Pavilion, was not your average youth wrestling tournament. It featured some of the best young wrestlers in the country – from Texas to Oklahoma to Iowa to Pennsylvania. Over 2000 young wrestlers from ages 4 to 16 years, representing 40 states participated in the three-day event. Burnett opened the tournament losing his first match of the day to an Oklahoma wrestler named Yocham 4-3. That threw him onto the consolation side of the bracket where he had some work to do. But he kept winning an worked his way up to fight for third place. That pit him in a rematch with Yocham. This time, though, Burnett came out victorious with an overtime victory. This was Burnett pinning his opponent to win second place as captured on a computer screen shot.The tournament has an option where a third-place winner can challenge for second, and Burnett did just that. R. Kucharczk of Virginia had placed second, but Burnett would win this challenge by pinning the 8-year-old in the first 36 seconds of the first period. Thus the transfer of second-place winnings went back to him. Burnett, who started wrestling in preschool, has had quite a year. He is currently 20-1 since November and has won tournaments in Ark City, Valley Center, Derby and Goddard during the early part of this season. He had finished fourth last spring in the Kansas State Youth Wrestling tournament.Â â€œIf you are not good, you donâ€™t go,â€ said Jeff DeJarnett, head youth wrestling coach of the Tulsa Nationals. â€œHe definitely is very determined to be the best and works hard. He is scared of nothing.â€ DeJarnett says he wrestles bigger and older kids at practice. â€œI would say he definitely has the heart of a champion and does not quit and gives you his all,â€ DeJarnett said. â€œHeâ€™s the best kid Iâ€™ve seen come through this program in a lot of years.â€ Burnett was greeted by his cousins upon his return to Wellington with his big eagle trophy.Burnett’s cousins greeted him home after his big moment in Tulsa.Follow us on Twitter.
England Golf is today pleased to confirm that threeball and fourball play can re-commence from Monday 1 JuneIt remains our recommendation for a minimum 10-minute interval between tee times.Clubs may choose to run competitions provided social distancing and safety regulations can be strictly observed at all times. Tags: Coronavirus Full statement from UK golf bodiesTHE latest UK government adjustment of lockdown conditions now permits golf clubs in England to re-introduce the fourball format from Monday 1 June.As part of a phased return to play, up to four golfers from four separate households may now play together in one single group from the above date.For coaching in England, the impact of these changes remains unclear. The PGA are working in collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf to seek confirmation. Further guidance will be communicated once clarity can be provided.Please note it is essential that golfers continue to strictly observe social distancing and safety regulations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.All other industry guidelines pertaining to the playing of the game remain unchanged from those issued ahead golf’s phase one return on 13 May.While COVID-19 remains a live threat in our communities, we would ask everyone involved in the game to act responsibly, show respect and protect the wellbeing of golfers, staff and volunteers. **The following organisations have come together to help golf in the UK during the COVID-19 crisis and, through the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf, to work with Government to promote safe golf:American Golf; The Belfry; the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association; the British Golf Industry Association; England Golf; the Golf Club Managers’ Association; Golf Ireland; the Golfing Union of Ireland; the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union; IMG; The Professional Golfers’ Association; PING; The R&A; Scottish Golf; Syngenta; the UK Golf Federation; Wales Golf. 29 May 2020 Three and fourball play to re-commence from 1 June
Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Well before he even stepped on the court, Andrew Bogut received the loudest ovation of the night.The reason: the Warriors played a tribute video capturing Bogut’s previous four-year stop (2012-2016) that coincided with the team’s first NBA title in 40 years (2015) and a record-setting regular-season (2015-16).It only seemed fitting the Warriors would …
In the last two posts in this series, we discussed the Web of data, which makes structured interlinked data sets machine-accessible, and the Web of identities, which makes data about people machine-accessible while addressing privacy and data volatility.This time, we’ll focus on the Web of services, which makes services accessible to and processable for machines. These Webs all have a semantic architecture in common and follow basic Web principles, such as being decentralized, modular, simple, addressable via URIs, and built for machines.The services sector has become the world’s biggest business sector, accounting for 64% of the worldwide gross domestic product. The sector has pressure on it to make its services easier and more widely accessible, as well as to quickly adapt to ever faster changes in the market environment.The effort to standardize such things as service-oriented architectures (SOA) and Web services has taken years, but still we have no clear definition of what constitutes a service at a conceptual level. The interface, which is the format of what goes in and out of the service, is often described formally, but what the service is actually doing, semantically speaking, is not. While there are a number of different approaches to semantically describing Web services, such as OWL-S, WSMO and WDSL-S, none so far has managed to break out of its academic confines.Today, there are already all kinds of services with different levels of complexity, and their number is expected to grow exponentially. The services follow different standards, and a lot of them are proprietary, uni-directional and designed to be used by humans to mash up something new. Editorial catalogs such as ProgrammableWeb and search engines for Web services such as seekda are designed for humans who are searching for a particular service for that reason. For tasks that are unsolvable for machines, there are even Web services such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, which have humans in the back end answering tricky queries.The problem with all of this is that each of the tens of thousands of services is accessible but not findable by a machine without a machine-understandable description. Thus, every service nowadays has to be wired to a machine by hand. So, what would machines be capable of if services were annotated with semantic descriptions?Service discoveryGiven an index of Web services, a machine charged with finding the right service for a particular problem could choose one among those that have been indexed.Contracting and executionOnce a service has been selected, a machine could look up its terms and decide on contracting and execution details. How often would the service be needed? And what would be the cheapest contract then?Billing or revenue sharingDepending on the autonomy of the machine, one could imagine something like an Autonomous Agent, which automatically makes the best deal with the service provider on such things as billing or revenue sharing for service usage.Replacement on failure, based on experienceOf course, the machine would be able to replace a failing service with an equivalent one. It could also rate a service and publish it.Service orchestrationA machine could, given enough intelligence, split a task into sub-tasks and then discover, contract and orchestrate services to solve these sub-tasks. And after the sub-tasks have been addressed, the main task would be solved. Such orchestration could involve the parallelization of tasks, for speeding up or redundancy purposes, or chaining services (whereby the output of one service is inputted into the next).Research projects such as TripCom, SUPER, SHAPE and SOA4All are dealing with these ideas and scenarios.Future scenarios are limited only by our imagination: machines could autonomously pursue goals on behalf of their master user or company, according to a specified level of freedom. These agents could solve increasingly complex problems and be granted increasingly more autonomy (finally ending up as Skynet).In the next and final post in this series, we will discuss how all of these scenarios could become a reality with the arrival of all three Webs: a revolution in the ability of machines to access, process and apply information.Do you also count the Web of services as a third Web? Where do you see its limits?(Photo by zorro-art.) Tags:#Semantic Web#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alexander korth Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…