WiTricity & Nissan Collaborate On Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles

first_imgWith sales of electric vehicles growing rapidly, carmakers are now very focused on streamlining the EV charging experience. WiTricity has announced its collaboartion with Nissan to drive adoption of wireless EV charging systems. The WiTricity DRIVE wireless charging system allows for a charging pad on or under the ground that uses WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology to send energy to the vehicle parked above it, requiring no cables or moving parts. The DRIVE system has leading efficiency and charge rates, and is capable of charging all types of vehicles ranging from low ground clearance sports cars to high ground clearance SUVs. Nissan, together with other carmakers, has recognized that interoperability is critical for simplifying the EV charging experience and adoption of EVs more broadly. This means ensuring car owners they can charge their vehicles at any station regardless of vehicle size and type. WiTricity and Nissan are collaborating to ensure that wireless charging systems will provide the high degree of interoperability, ease of use, and high efficiency that consumers expect.According to Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity – WiTricity is partnering with Nissan to catalyze wireless charging in the EV market and move the industry forward to an interoperable future. In order for to realize a future of transportation that is electrified, shared and autonomous, they need a wireless charging solution that works for all vehicles. WiTricity is excited to continue working with Nissan as the world march toward a global wireless charging ecosystem. To learn more about DRIVE wireless charging system, click here.last_img read more

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The stage is set for SAATC 2016

first_imgEven though the cup is only two years old, it has already produced a world championship rider – Adam Norrodin.2016 will once again see the championship contested over six rounds in five different countries each round hosting two races. Sepang will see the season kick off with two days of testing in February before the Cup heads to Thailand to race alongside the WSBK Championship.Qatar will host races three and four from March, the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup racing alongside the MotoGP World Championship. Mid-May will see the Cup riders return to Sepang for their first races at the Malaysian circuit, once again alongside the WSBK Championship before heading to the Zhuhai circuit in China. This race will run with the highly popular Pan Delta event.The final two rounds of the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup season will see the youngsters follow the MotoGP riders to Motegi and Sepang in October for last four races. 12 races and ample practice time offer riders a chance to learn the tracks and continue to improve their race craft.The riders who will be participating in the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup are:Tom Stewart William Edwards (Australia)Ahamed Kadai Yaseen (India)Irfan Aradiansyah (Indonesia)Dwiki Hardhiana Suparta (Indonesia)Faldhan Novayaser Mardani (Indonesia)Alif Akbar Utama (Indonesia)Basyiruddin Samhan Mashuri (Indonesia)Riku Sugawara (Japan)Yuki Kunii (Japan)Shogo Kawasaki (Japan)Muhammad Izam Ikmal (Malaysia)Muhammad Khairul Ikhwan Bin Ajis (Malaysia)Amirul Hakim Bin Mohd Rizal (Malaysia)2016 SAATC Race Calendar: 14th – 16th OctoberRaces 9&10MotoGP JapanMotegiJapan DateEvent TypeCoinciding EventCircuitCountry 11th – 13th MarchRaces 1&2WSBK ThailandBuriramThailand 28th – 30th OctoberRaces 11&12MotoGP MalaysiaSepangMalaysia The 2016 schedule for the third edition of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup has been revealed, featuring 12 races. 13th – 15th MayRaces 5&6WSBK MalaysiaSepangMalaysia 16th – 19th SeptemberRaces 7&8Pan DeltaZhuhaiChina 9 th – 10 th FebruaryTestNoneSepangMalaysia –Ads– 17th – 20th MarchRaces 3&4MotoGP QatarLosailQatarlast_img read more

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Mendes to appear in court for Ronaldo’s case of alleged €14.7m tax evasion

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is to appear in Spanish court as one of the three advisers to the Real Madrid superstar for the case of alleged tax evasion committed by the striker.Mendes has been called to give evidence along with two of Ronaldo’s other advisors, Luis Correia and Carlos Osorio, on October 19.The Judge, Monica Gomez Ferrer is optimistic of clarifying the role of the trio in relation to the Portuguese International alleged €14.7m image rights tax discrepancy, El Mundo reports.The report states that the three men are “paid handsomely so he (Ronaldo) does not have problems and this sort of nonsense.”last_img read more

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Preview: Bristol City v Huddersfield Town

first_imgAll you need to know about tomorrow’s opponents.HUDDERSFIELD TOWNThe Terriers confirmed their place in the Sky Bet Championship for the 2016/17 season after a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United two matches ago. Currently 16th in the league, Huddersfield can finish as high as 13th or as low as 21st depending on how their last two fixtures go. Goalkeeper Joe Murphy is ruled out until October with a shoulder injury while Jonathan Hogg (knee) and Philip Billing (calf) could miss tomorrow’s clash.MANAGERDavid Wagner – German-born manager who was capped eight times by USA. His entire playing career was spent in Germany where he first went into management with Borussia Dortmund II. Wagner was Jurgen Klopp’s right-hand man at the club and was rumoured to be joining him at Liverpool but took the post at the John Smith’s Stadium instead. STAR MANNahki Wells – Bermudan striker who started his career in his homeland and had a successful trial with Dutch giants Ajax but turned down a contract. He moved to England in 2010 to play for non-league side Eccleshill United before signing for Carlisle United a year later. His time at Brunton Park was short lived as he moved to Bradford City where he scored 53 goals in 111 appearances. His form led to a transfer to Huddersfield in 2014. Wells has 18 goals in all competitions this season. OFFICIALSFrederick Graham is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Justin Amey and John Flynn. Brendan Malone is the fourth official. TICKETSLimited tickets remain available.LAST TIME OUTHuddersfield Town 1-2 Bristol City – City moved above Huddersfield thanks to two first-half goals from Jonathan Kodjia and Aden Flint. Kodjia opened the scoring glancing home Marlon Pack’s free kick before Frank Fielding saved Emyr Huws’ spot-kick. Steve Cotterill’s side doubled their advantage as Flint headed in Luke Freeman’s set-piece. The Terriers pulled one back through Harry Bunn’s long range strike but it wasn’t enough to get them back into the game.LAST SEASONSky Bet Championship: 16th FA Cup: Third round (lost to Reading)  Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Nottingham Forest) DID YOU KNOW?Huddersfield Town won the First Division title three years running from the 1923/24 season to 1925/26.last_img read more

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Did you play last night’s €6.5m Lotto online? One lucky winner has hit the jackpot

first_imgOne lucky winner has scooped the jackpot of estimated €6.5million (€6,589,886) in last night’s Lotto draw – was it you? The National Lottery has revealed that the winning ticket was bought online – only the sixth time a punter has won on the platform.The lucky numbers in the main draw were 9, 15, 17, 24, 41, 43 and the bonus number 37. The National Lottery has urged players to check their accounts and if they’ve won they will be advised by staff on the next steps.Did you play last night’s €6.5m Lotto online? One lucky winner has hit the jackpot was last modified: December 9th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:lotteryLOTTERY WINNERlottonational lotterylast_img read more

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NC Hospitals Offer Medicaid Solution

first_imgIt’s the first of its kind in the Tar Heel State. A coalition of 11 North Carolina health systems has submitted a proposal to the state to offer a provider-owned health plan for Medicaid beneficiaries.The plan, known as Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care and Presbyterian Healthcare Services, is intended to meet the state’s goal of finding a more predictable budget for Medicaid costs. Dr. Dev Sangvai, a physician co-chair of the plan, explained its significance.“So I think what’s unique here is you have 11 health care systems, spread throughout the state, who are working collaboratively,” Sangria said. “I like to think of it as a solution for North Carolina that was developed for North Carolina.”The plan has filed for an insurance license and will begin actively engaging health care providers across the state. The current system, where hospitals are reliant on pricing and payments from the state, has made it difficult for some to remain open.Sangvai said that, in addition to being more cost efficient, their plan is more responsive to regional needs and preventive care because it involves regional health systems.Lisa Farrell, the plan’s president and CEO, said the 11 health systems – which include Carolinas Health Care System, Duke University Health System, Mission Health and others – are continuing their discussions with community partners to ensure their plan meets the needs of its customers.“Most of our focus now is on listening, it’s on learning, understanding the needs in the community, building the best model that we can for Medicare beneficiaries,” Farrell said. “That will be our focus for a while. ”Sangvai said preventive care is a proven way to reduce long-term health care costs – an area often lacking for individuals with limited or inconsistent access to care.“Identifying what are those best practices; a heavy focus on things like prevention, making sure individuals get their screening tests in a timely fashion and then helping those individuals who need additional services because of their illnesses,” he said, “a process we like to call care management.”There are at least 300 provider-owned plans nationwide, and they’re growing in number. While the NC Provider-Owned Plans will only cover Medicaid in the beginning, others across the country are commercially available.last_img read more

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Cheaper phone rates for SA

first_imgSouth Africa’s lawmakers want mobilephone operators to cut the interconnectionfees by more than half.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Josias MathibaIndependent Communications Authorityof South Africa+27 83 377 1493+27 11 566 [email protected]• Tiyani RikhotsoDepartment of Communications+27 12 427 8010+27 83 800 [email protected] NdlovuThis festive season will be lighter on South Africans’ pockets as the country’s lawmakers put pressure on mobile phone operators to slash interconnection fees by more than half before the end of 2009.Users pay interconnection fees to enable mobile phone calls to be transmitted from one network to another.On 13th October, the first of a two-day public hearing session in parliament, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda ordered the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), responsible for licensing and regulating electronic communications and broadcasting services, to implement a policy of cheaper fees by 30 November.Mobile phone operators MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Virgin Mobile were also present and invited to make written submissions stating their case.These companies currently charge an interconnection fee of R1.25 per minute in peak time, but the proposal is that they cut this to 60 cents a minute, and then reduce fees by a further 15 cents over the next three years.Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications is now putting significant pressure on operators and Icasa to effect this after four years of failed talks.According to Communications Department spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso, they may call on Icasa to force operators to cut their rates if it feels discussions between the companies and the regulator aren’t proceeding fast enough, referring to the 30th November deadline.Rikhotso said due to the unproductive talks “we, as a department, would like to see this issue resolved as soon as possible”.Mobile phone charges in South Africa are the third highest in the world after Mexico and Turkey, according to Icasa. This is a big concern of the government, as it feels high rates result in a less competitive telecoms environment.“There is no dispute that costs are too high,” Rikhotso said. “The question is how much should costs be slashed by. We want these reductions to come into effect by Christmas. Consumers are being hard hit by these high prices.”The day before the public hearings mobile phone operators met with Icasa to discuss the much-disputed fee issue. “Icasa will make recommendations on pricing to lawmakers following the meeting,” said acting Icasa spokesperson Josias Mathiba.Public upbeatConsumers have welcomed the move. National Consumer Forum (NCF) chairperson Thami Bolani said: “Having a cellular [mobile] phone is a necessity not a luxury for many people living in rural areas. We need reasonable, affordable telecommunications.”The NCF is an independent non-profit organisation committed to raising vital consumer issues, and the protection and promotion of consumer rights and interests in South Africa.Independent Democrats leader Patricia De Lille, who in June 2009 launched a campaign for cheaper telecommunications prices and was later joined by other political parties, is also pleased. “After years of being ripped off by the cellular phone operators, this is the Christmas box we all deserve,” she said. De Lille accused operators of stalling so they could rake in more money.Advocate Johnny de Lange of the African National Congress has also slammed mobile phone operators for their high interconnection fees. “They have done terrible things to the South African people,” he said.Operators warn governmentMobile phone operators have warned the government that drastic cuts could destabilise the South African mobile phone market or even discourage future investment in telecommunications infrastructure.At the hearings Vodacom warned parliament that the government’s plan to force a cut could negatively affect a significant segment of the company’s usership.“An arbitrary and ill-considered intervention could have unintended consequences, which could result in the disconnection of marginal customers who make up at least 30% of our customer base,” Vodacom chief executive Pieter Uys said in a written submission.MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, said the government’s plans may force it to cut its expenditure and raise other fees.“While there may be pressure and dire need for drastic reductions in interconnection rates, there is no sound basis to determine the extent of this reduction,” the company said in their submission.last_img read more

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Let Big Data Speak for Itself: Intel Graph Analytics Technologies

first_imgGraph analytics is no longer just for the Facebooks or Twitters of the world. Get ready—you can do this too!The more I talk to enterprise data analysts and data scientists from a wide range of industries, the more convinced I am that graph analysis is the key for unlocking insights hidden in enterprise big data. Visual-based analytics can like graph analysis can reveal unexpected and unknown relationships, patterns and connections in structured and unstructured data sets and expose valuable business advantages.Don’t take my word for it. Stop by Intel booth #101 at Strata Conference for a demo of new graph analytics technologies, and then let us know how data visualization technologies can help you unlock big data insights at your business. Watch the video Realizing Value from Big Data with Graph AnalyticsOpens in a new window with Ted Willke, Intel’s principal engineer and GM of Graph Analytics, to learn how graphic processing technologies can help you gain insights into your business relationships and connections that can make your company more competitive.Graph analytics is ground-breaking because traditional data analytics technologies are largely blind to the unique insights contained within big data. Graph processing applies algorithms to data that query and mine relationship patterns and uncover hidden connections and anomalies. Graph analytics provides a highly visible form of analysis that’s particularly effective for pulling insights out of Web content, social media, images, system and call logs, and data from the Internet of Things (#IoT).Graph analysis essentially models data as a network, which lets you intuitively visualize connections and patterns among data. The visual nature of graph analytics makes it easy to pinpoint and calculate critical attributes like the shortest paths, central influencers, and important sub-networks.For instance, take a look at this map of my LinkedIn contacts. Here you can see how graph analytics has taken data about my contacts and charted it as a network of relationships, with me as the hub. It points out a number of central influencers – handy for me to know if I need to get information dispersed quickly – and also shows unexpected links between individuals in different networks, which can point me to the quickest link between groups of people.A graph analysis from LinkedIn uncovers the hidden relationships and networks among my contacts.In real-life business scenarios, graph analytics can help provide insights into improving customer targeting, with graphs pointing the way toward clearer segmentation of social network data to foster personalized recommendations and slow customer churn. Graph analytics can also be used to detect patterns in such areas as genetic analysis and fraud detection, and provide insights into security forensics and health treatment optimization.Intel’s graph analytics technologies take tools and processes previously available only to the most technically sophisticated organizations, and from them creates a set of integrated, end-to-end analytics capabilities that address a broad range of big data business challenges. The technology unifies workflows and provides a common, simple-to-use interface to deliver big data graph analytics to a much broader audience.However, these capabilities, which will feature in future Intel products, deliver much more than pretty pictures. Intel’s graph analytics technologies make advanced analytics easier for both experts and new practitioners by unifying the tools for data cleansing, graph construction, graph query, and graph analytics into an integrated platform that runs on Intel’s Hadoop distribution. Specifically, this is the unification of Graph Builder with the Apache Titan* & Giraph* projects.It’s time for graph analytics to go mainstream.Please seek @TimIntel out at the conference as I tweet man-on-the-street impressions so we can exchange tweets, MTs & RTs. Follow Tim and the Big Data community for Intel at @TimIntel & @IntelHadoop.last_img read more

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2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals

first_imgLATEST STORIES BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Germany’s Angelique Kerber serves to United States’ Madison Keys during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys.For Kerber, who kicked off her career-best season with her run to the title here two years ago, it was her first quarterfinal at a major since her victory in the 2016 U.S. Open.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy—an Oscar The momentum was all one-way until Keys broke for the first time in the fifth game of the second set, but Kerber recovered quickly to finish off in 51 minutes.Kerber has been the only major winner still in the women’s draw since her third-round win over Maria Sharapova.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingKeys reached the U.S. Open final last September but lost in straight sets to Sloane Stephens.Kerber’s semifinal opponent will be decided later Wednesday in a quarterfinal match between top-ranked Simona Halep and No. 6 Karolina Pliskova. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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10 months agoSarri admits ‘Chelsea in trouble’ after beating Crystal Palace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri admits ‘Chelsea in trouble’ after beating Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits they’re “in trouble” after victory at Crystal Palace.Olivier Giroud limped out of Selhurst Park on crutches to add to Sarri’s injury concerns.The World Cup winner now looks set to join Cesc Fabregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi on the sidelines.Sarri said: “The problem is his ankle. I don’t know the severity. We have to wait for tomorrow. In the last few days we have been a but unlucky.”In 10 minutes we had three injuries – Fabregas, Loftus and Drinkwater – then Giroud, and we were already without Pedro and Odoi.”We are in trouble because, in January, we have to play every three days. Fabregas is a neck problem.”The injury was in the last five minutes of training, so I’m not sure whether he has to rest for two or 10 days. I will have a meeting with the doctor this evening.” last_img read more

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