Grief And Mourning For India’s Iron Lady

first_imgThousands of mourners are flocking to pay their respects to J Jayalalitha, one of India’s most influential and colourful politicians. Related Itemslast_img

Bumps in the road to AV safety

first_img July 31, 2019 at 5:44 pm “Sigh. This seems to be an area where the Perfect will be the enemy of the Good.nnIs the standard for robotaxis that they kill no one, ever?nnMeanwhile, over a million people die in traffic deaths each year. We have come to accept that, and it doesn’t Continue Reading Previous emtrion introduces new core module emSTAMP-ArgonNext Elatec: enable user authentication and access control for devices lacking a USB port Few industry insiders were surprised last week when Cruise, General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit, dealt autonomous driving a major setback by delaying deployment of the first GM robotaxi, which it had promised to introduce in late 2019.The announcement was an admission of the fast-growing realization that getting a highly automated vehicle on the road might not be rocket science but it’s not far from it either.The lingering mystery is whether there’s a practical way for AV companies to demonstrate that their vehicles are safe. “Historically the autonomous vehicle industry has operated under a cloak of secrecy,” Phil Koopman, CTO, Edge Case Research observed. Winning the trust race But if AV companies are serious about winning the trust race, more honesty and transparency about their self-driving cars is essential.Jack WeastLast week, we caught up with Jack Weast, vice president, autonomous vehicle standards, and senior principal engineer at Intel. He said , “I think both industry and media have been complicit in hyping this and not being open and honest enough about the realities of the technology.”Indeed, we the media share some blame. Many reports tend to frame the topic as an AV horse race. Weast said, “Yeah, the horse race has encouraged people to declare crazy dates [for AV launch].”The AV industry “aspires to have a zero-accident future, but as long as there’s human drivers mixed in on the roads with automated vehicles, there’s going to be accidents,” noted Weast. “I think the trick is figuring out this question of how safe is safe enough, and how do you accept that?”The key questions are: How does any AV company know when its AVs are safe enough for commercial launch? And who gets to decide that?Explaining Cruise’s decision to delay robotaxi deployment, GM Cruise CEO Dan Ammann blogged that “in order to reach the level of performance and safety validation required to deploy a fully driverless service in San Francisco,” GM will significantly increase “testing and validation miles.”Unfortunately, if there were a set quantity of “testing and validation miles” Cruise must travel before the commercial robotaxi launch, Ammann neglected to mention it. Nor did he discuss the specific “thresholds” or “requirements” he believes his AVs must clear.Phil KoopmanThus far, few AV companies have disclosed their test goals. None have they articulated how they are measuring the safety of their AVs before, during or after testing.Edge Case Research’s Koopman would like to see, at minimum, AV companies “publishing safety metrics to demonstrate they are operating safely,” before test cars hit the streets.But local governments today are demanding very little from companies seeking permissions to operate public road tests. The public is kept in the dark until the next accident, or another AV company admits its robotaxis are not road-ready.Koopman wrote in his blog, “In fairness, if there is no information about public testing risk other than hype about an accident-free far-flung future, what is the public supposed to think? Self-driving cars won’t be perfect. The goal is to make them better than the current situation. One hopes that along the way things won’t actually get worse.” 5 Things Still Missing in AV Development Practices EE Times talked to several safety experts and automotive analysts to find out what paths the AV industry might take to win public trust. Combining what we’ve heard from multiple sources, there are five things still missing in AV suppliers’ vehicle development practices:Establishing metrics for testing,Adopting “safety by design” AV development,Sharing, among AV developers, of data collected during testing,Building a feedback loop, andMore sophisticated system-level simulations.1. Making the safety case before public road testing First, let’s talk about the safety of public-road testing.Koopman insists that AV testers must ensure safety during street tests. If an AV commits another Uber-like fatality, that one accident could kill the AV market altogether. He listed three common misconceptions about public AV testing.a) A magical deadline. This is the belief that there will come a day when AV companies wrap up public road testing. Then automakers will launch perfect, accident-free, highly automated vehicles and they’ll never have to test them again.“Not so,” said Koopman. “Public road testing will be with us for a long, long time.” Every time a new sensor is added to an AV model, or when a robotaxi starts driving in a new ODD (Operational Design Domain), a new set of road tests is required. “Testing will never go away.”b) Safety drivers. Even after the Uber fatality, the standard argument for public road testing is, “Don’t worry. We have a safety driver.”In Koopman’s view, safety drivers are not so all-fired safe. Indeed, the probability of a supervisor failure appears to increase as the autonomy failure rate decreases, he explained. But what if we were to install not one but two safety drivers? This is not much better, said Koopman. There have been incidents of both pilots in a passenger aircraft falling asleep.Well then, how about a driver monitoring system? “That’s not a guarantee either,” Koopman said. “There are reports that some truck drivers have learned to sleep without closing their eyes.”Safety drivers, pilots and truck drivers are all human. They get bored and they get tired. “You can’t bargain with human nature,” said Koopman.c) Disengagement By law, people actively testing self-driving cars on public roads in California are required to disclose the number of miles driven and how often human drivers had to take control, a moment of crisis known as a “disengagement.”Koopman doesn’t believe this is the right metric. Disengagements tend to incentivize test operators to minimize interventions, which could lead to unsafe testing.Any serious effort to build a safer AV must use disengagement data to improve the technology, not to tout victory in a safety contest. AV testing operators should see every incident, mishap and near-miss as a failure in the test-program safety process.Koopman told EE Times , “What scares me is the ones safety drivers didn’t notice. We don’t know if we just got lucky or we should do something before we get unlucky.”Given that public trust in autonomous vehicle technology has already eroded, he told EE Times , “Each new mishap has the unfortunate potential to make that situation worse, regardless of the technical root cause.”Koopman wants AV testing operators to make the safety case first before hitting the road. Citing his paper entitled “ Safety Argument Considerations for Public Road Testing of Autonomous Vehicles,” co-authored with Beth Osyk, Koopman said, “We wrote that paper to provide a public starting point.” He added, “I’m sure other approaches would work as well, but ultimately all the things in that paper must be dealt with one way or another.”Click for larger imageClick here for larger imageHigh-Level On-Road Testing Safety Argument (Source:  Technical paper by Phil Koopman) High-Level On-Road Testing Safety Argument (Source: Technical paper by Phil Koopman) 1 thought on “Bumps in the road to AV safety” Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Log in to Reply John Beans says: Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Manchester United freeze ticket prices for eighth consecutive season

first_imgManchester United freeze ticket prices for eighth consecutive seasonManchester United have 53,000 season ticket holders and more than 100,000 people on the waiting list.advertisement Reuters ManchesterMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 17:57 IST Manchester United have frozen their season ticket and match ticket prices (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United have frozen their season ticket and match ticket pricesUnited have 53,000 season ticket holders and more than 100,000 people on the waiting listMan United to introduce a dedicated ‘Atmosphere Section’ in a bid to bring the club’s most vocal fans together and increase the decibel levelsManchester United have frozen their season ticket and match ticket prices for the eighth consecutive season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.United have 53,000 season ticket holders and more than 100,000 people on the waiting list.”The support from our fans and the atmosphere they generate is incredible, so we’re delighted to be freezing season ticket prices once again in recognition of that,” Manchester United Group’s managing director Richard Arnold said.The club also said they would introduce a dedicated ‘Atmosphere Section’ in the Stretford End of their Old Trafford stadium in a bid to bring the club’s most vocal fans together and increase the decibel levels.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier league Nextlast_img read more

ABS HHI Partner Up on DD Concepts to Advance Ship Designs

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ABS ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Global Service (HGS) have agreed on a framework for the exchange of digitalization and decarbonization (D&D) concepts to apply to present and future ship designs.As explained, this new framework will be an industry first D&D ecosystem between class, shipyard and ship service company.Launched at a ceremony during Gastech 2019 in Texas, the new framework enables HHI, HGS and ABS to support alternative means of compliance with new remote survey capabilities using the newly commissioned ABS Remote Decision Support Center, supported by HHI and HGS’ technology and services. It also enables identification of new technologies, designs, fuels, and simulation techniques for mutual clients.According to ABS, the ultimate goal is to establish a lifecycle partnership from the design of the vessel to the steel cutting and to post-delivery of assets.“We will examine the myriad of possible technologies to be able to bring forward the most technically mature, economically viable, and compliant concepts to ship owners,” Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, commented.As part of the framework, the three companies outline the need for the development of new cyber security standards. Communications companies which specialize in data transmission, which include HGS’s satellite connections, will pursue a proprietary data infrastructure standard aligned to support data exchange, integration, and analysis for classification and non-class purposes.Specifically, the new framework will be applied to ABS classed vessels being designed and constructed by HHI and sold with HGS lifecycle services.Based on these new D&D concepts, HHI, HGS and ABS will work together to advance the state of vessel design, with possibilities ranging from alternative fuels to options for all-electric vessels.last_img read more

Pension Review Panel Seeks Public Input

first_imgThe MLA Pension Review Panel is seeking public input and invites written submissions from interested persons or groups. On May 5, the Speaker of the House of Assembly appointed a three person panel composed of retired Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice David Gruchy, John Morash, former chair of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, and Ronald Smith, former Chief Financial Officer of MTT (Aliant)and Emera, to examine all aspects of MLA pensions and retirement benefits. “It is important to the panel members that Nova Scotians have an opportunity to be heard on the issue of MLA pension review and it is for this reason that we invite written submissions,” said Mr. Gruchy. Submissions may be sent by e-mail to MLAPensionReview@gov.ns.caOr by regular mail to MLA Pensions Review c/o The Clerk’s Office1st Floor, Province House, P.O. Box 1617, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2Y3. Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 2. All submissions will be included in the panel’s written report to the Speaker in early November.last_img read more

Sajid Nadiadwala to return as Kick 2 director

first_imgMumbai: Sajid Nadiadwala will be directing “Kick” sequel, production house Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment confirmed on Monday after reports of the filmmaker’s exit from the project started doing the rounds on social media. As per reports, director Rohit Shetty was being considered to take over the directing duties from Nadiadwala for the follow-up to the 2014 film, starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. “Clearing the air, we strongly deny any reports of association of any other name as the director of ‘Kick 2’. “The next of the franchise, ‘Kick 2’ is with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and will be directed by Sajid Nadiadwala,” the production banner said in statement on Twitter. Nadiadwala also served as helmer of “Kick”, which was his directorial debut.last_img read more

Sport Relief Is Back With The Challenge Of All Challenges

first_imgSport Relief is back and for the first time ever is asking the entire nation to take on a huge collective challenge – beating a billion steps a day, every day, from 17th-23rd March.A host of famous faces including Zoe Ball, Greg James and Alex Jones will lead the charge and take on their own epic challenges to raise money and inspire the public to make their steps count as part of Team Sport Relief.Running, dancing, dog walking or Zumba-ing all count towards the step total as the nation comes together to raise money and help vulnerable people, across the UK and the world, to live happier, healthier and safer lives.To help the nation keep track of their hard earned steps and ensure they count towards the national total, the brand new Sport Relief App will be available to download for free. Packed with innovative challenges, exclusive celebrity content and a national step tracker to keep count towards the billion, it will also include countless ways to get active and raise money for Sport Relief.Liz Warner, CEO of Comic Relief, said:“Sport Relief gets us all donning our trainers and taking on all types of sporty challenges or running a mile at school to help raise funds.“In 2018 we have more British celebrities than ever pushing themselves to the limit to help us raise money for Sport Relief, which gives fifty percent of funds to the UK and the other fifty percent to the most desperate communities in the world.“This is the first time we have asked the nation to take up a collective challenge and we can’t wait to see how many steps we can all do – let’s hit a billion steps and get more donations and sponsors coming in to help others.”Whether taking part for fun or fitness, the public can show their support for Sport Relief by getting kitted out in the limited edition merchandise, available from 15th February, from official partner Sainsbury’s and at sportrelief.com.Coming up this Sport Relief:Kicking things off with a bang, BBC Radio 1’s Greg James will take on another incredible challenge. Can Greg beat his last Sport Relief achievement of five triathlons in five days? Watch this space for more details of an unprecedented challenge that will push the DJ to his limits.He said: “My last challenge was unbelievably difficult but I think we’re about to top it. At the end of the fifth triathlon I said “never again” but after seeing the huge amount of good it did in raising over a million quid for truly deserving projects and people, I have been inspired to push myself harder. This challenge is even more ridiculous.”Next up, broadcast queen Zoe Ball will be taking on a very special BT sponsored Sport Relief challenge – a cycling feat with a difference, while raising awareness of mental health issues.Zoe said: “I feel honoured to be taking on such an epic challenge for Sport Relief and it means so much to me to raise awareness of mental health issues – a topic close to my heart. This will be an awesome adventure, with miles to cover, hills to climb and a lot of chafing!”Zoe will then hand the baton to The One Show’s Alex Jones who has teamed up with four inspiring mums for ‘The Mother of all Challenges’, with a focus on maternal health. Taking place across six days, it promises to push them to their limits with the support of Sport Relief legend Professor Greg Whyte.Alex said: “Over the years I’ve done a number of things for Sport Relief, some more dangerous than others, but I think this one’s got a really different feel to it. It’s a gang of us, a group of mothers and we’re doing it as a team. I’m really looking forward to meeting the mothers, and being part of another Sport Relief – it’s going to be a good one, it always is!”On Friday 23rd March, TV fans can also look forward to the night of TV action, live from Salford on BBC One. The night will include incredible boxing bouts, as celebrities take to the ring and go toe-to-toe after months of hard-hitting training. Spencer Matthews, Wayne Bridge, Vanessa White and Hannah Spearritt are getting ready to rumble, with plenty more names and exciting telly treats to be announced.Everyone has to start somewhere right? Airing in March, BBC Two’s ‘Famously Unfit… for Sport Relief’ will see Les Dennis, Susannah Constantine, Tameka Empson and Miles Jupp put through their paces in a series of gruelling tasks to regain their fitness and kick-start a new healthy lifestyle, before taking on a muddy and exhausting obstacle course in freezing temperatures.For more information on how to get involved with this year’s Sport Relief campaign, download the Sport Relief App or go to sportrelief.com.last_img read more

Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink

first_imgBOISE, Idaho — Some CenturyLink customers across the country were without the internet as outages stretched from New York to California.The company said on Twitter Thursday that its network was “experiencing a disruption” and that it was working to quickly restore services. It provided no other details, including how many customers were affected. CenturyLink didn’t respond to a request for comment.Jessica Rosenworcel, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, said via Twitter that this was a “nationwide outage” and her agency needed to investigate.It appeared that most of the trouble was in the West.The Idaho Statesman reports that the internet problems led to the temporary shutdown of phone services at the Idaho Department of Correction and the state’s Department of Education.There were reports of ATM machines not working in Idaho and Montana.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Nexstar Media selling 19 TV stations for 132 billion

IRVING, Texas — Nexstar is selling 19 television stations for $1.32 billion as part of its buyout deal with Tribune Media.Nexstar agreed in December to buy Chicago’s Tribune Media for about $4 billion. Part of that agreement requires Nexstar to sell certain television stations in order to comply with the FCC local and national television ownership rules and to get FCC and Justice Department approval of the Tribune Media transaction.Nexstar Media Group Inc. is selling 11 stations to Tegna Inc. for $740 million and eight stations to E.W. Scripps Co. for $580 million.Nexstar said Wednesday that it’s still in active talks to sell two stations in Indianapolis. The company said it’ll use proceeds from the sale of the television stations to fund its Tribune deal and to lower debt.The Associated Press read more

UN agency and MasterCard join forces to support refugees and smallscale farmers

“FAO is extremely proud of this collaboration with MasterCard that will support small-scale farmers to become economically independent by advancing financial inclusion,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. A new partnership agreement, signed today by the FAO Director-General and Walt Macnee, Vice Chairman of MasterCard, at FAO headquarters in Rome, paves the way for a collaborative effort that will develop inclusive payment systems to support small-scale farmers and poor families, the agency said in an announcement.“The partners’ first joint effort will be in the Kakuma refugee camp, in Turkana County, Kenya, currently home to 170,000 refugees who have fled wars and violence in neighbouring countries,” FAO said. “Camp residents will be provided with prepaid cards that will permit them to buy charcoal produced locally by the host community – charcoal that has been certified as being produced in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way.”The project “is designed to improve incomes of Turkana residents, reduce social tensions between those residents and the refugees, and relieve pressure on the environment,” the agency said.According to the UN refugee agency, Kakuma camp is a melting pot of refugees from more than 20 countries. The majority are from South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The town of Kakuma has hosted the camp since 1992.MasterCard will provide its technology expertise and a meaningful financial contribution, to kick-start the business chain by providing 1,240 host-community households with improved charcoal making kilns and 7,000 refugee households with energy efficient stoves and credit to purchase 25 per cent of their annual charcoal needs.FAO said “the effort will benefit from the complementary strengths of each organization: MasterCard’s expertise in payments technology and FAO’s global reach and track record in combating hunger and malnutrition.”FAO’s three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. read more

Mike Woodson To Knicks If You Have A Problem

New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson is upset, and not just because his team is off to a horrible start. Players complained in post-game interviews about a “lack of ball movement”–considered an indirect slight at star Carmelo Anthony– which is the first sign of a fractured team.And Woodson is not having it.So, Woodson, according to reports, showed the post-game press tapes to his players and told them: “If you have a problem with anyone, say it to their face, not the media.”According to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News:That was clear before Tuesday’s practice on the UCLA campus when Woodson admonished his team for comments that appeared to blame Monday’s loss to Portland on Carmelo Anthony. In separate post-game interviews, both Shumpert and Stoudemire said the lack of ball movement is what hurt the Knicks.That is usually basketball code for “Melo won’t pass.” Woodson and Anthony seemed to take it that way, and the head coach wasn’t about to allow finger-pointing to invade his locker room.According to a source, Woodson actually played MSG Network’s tape of Shumpert’s and Stoudemire’s comments and told his team, “If you have a problem with anyone, say it to their face, not the media.” That’s leadership.The Knicks has been winless in the last five road games and haven’t won since Nov. 13 at Atlanta. They are 2-5 away from Madison Square Garden and last lost eight in a row overall Feb. 5-23, 2009. read more

Army veteran accuses Supreme Court of treating him like a terrorist over

Dennis Hutchings, 78, said he was ‘absolutely disgusted’ that his case will be heard by a judge alone – under rules that were introduced in Northern Ireland to deal with paramilitary and terrorist offences. He also complained that the Supreme Court had handed down its judgment on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, describing the timing as a an attempt to ‘bury’ bad news. The legal decision will have far-reaching consequences for future trials of veterans over deaths in Northern Ireland. More than 200 ex-soldiers are understood to be… A former soldier has accused Britain’s highest court of treating him like a terrorist after he was denied a jury trial over a killing during the Troubles 45 years ago. read more

Gamestop takes a stab at selling Android tablets

first_imgWith Android tablets (at least those not called the Kindle Fire) hardly making a dent in the iPad’s sales, you wouldn’t think they would be a high priority for a video game retailer. Yet that isn’t stopping Gamestop from adding them to their retail stores, as they continue their attempt to expand beyond the finite future of boxed games.The retailer’s outlets are reportedly set to start selling three tablets: the Acer Iconia Tab A100, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Unlike previous reports, which had Gamestop branding their own tablet (which could still happen), these will be unaltered versions of previous tablets that are bundled with a few games. The tablets will sell for suggested retail, which means $330 for the Iconia Tab, $400 for the Eee Pad, and $500 for the Galaxy Tab.The games include several EA titles, including Dead Space and Madden NFL, as well as a Sonic the Hedgehog game, Monster Madness, and Riptide GP. They also arranged with the manufacturers to add compatibility with a special Gamestop controller, which looks similar to an Xbox 360 remote. Only four of those games will play nicely with the controller, which they are selling for $39.While disc-based games do have some time left, they are likely to eventually be replaced by digital downloads. Steam, the App Store and the Android Market have already primed gamers for this transition, and it’s only a matter of time before devices like the Playstation and Xbox lose their optical drives altogether. Gamestop knows this, but Steam has a big head start on them in digital sales. The company is trying to find some kind of footing to make sure their business can thrive ten years from now.Are Android tablets the answer? I can’t imagine that they are. If they’re collecting dust in Best Buy and Target, why would they fly off the shelves in the Gamestop that’s in the same shopping center? Adding support for a controller is a nice touch, but not when it’s only for four (less-than-mind-blowing) games. Customers could get a PS3 and an Xbox 360 for less than the price of one of one Galaxy Tab. If any of their shoppers do want a tablet, they’re more likely to get an iPad or a Kindle Fire.Gamestop may yet find a way to survive beyond the days of optical drives in gaming consoles, but don’t count on the booming business of Android tablets to be what saves them.Gamestop, via WSJlast_img read more

Man to appear in court this morning in connection with fatal Artane

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Man to appear in court this morning in connection with fatal Artane stabbing Father-of-three Mark Richardson died after suffering a number of stab wounds at his home on Thursday evening. Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 8:00 AM Mar 18th 2017, 8:00 AM By Cianan Brennan Share Tweet Email1 9,375 Views Harmonstown Road Source: Google MapsA MAN IN his 40s is to appear in court in Dublin this morning charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a father-of-three in Dublin on Thursday.Mark Richardson suffered a number of stab wounds at his home on Harmonstown Road in Artane on the evening of 16 March. He was removed to nearby Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.The man who is set to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning had been socialising with the deceased prior to the incident.The house was sealed off and preserved for a technical examination.Investigations are ongoing.Comments have been disabled as the case is now before the courtsRead: Convicted pimp’s Irish escort business turned over €6 million in one yearRead: Jail for IRA man caught with half-tonne of fertiliser in van as he headed to ‘drinking session’ No Comments http://jrnl.ie/3294237 Short URLlast_img read more

Solar panels released in an array of colors

first_img Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Solar panels released in an array of colors (2011, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-solar-panels-array.html One Canadian-based solar technology company is looking to change that view. Qsolar has announced the creation of the Kristal and Kristal Rainbow range of semi-transparent and colored semi-transparent solar panels. These lines come in a variety of colors, including red, green, brown and blue as well as in a few different patterns. The panels do not have frames attached to them, because the panels are rigid.At first, this may seem like it is simply a vanity, putting a new skin on a green technology, but these semi-transparent have a chance to go places that standard solar panels are simply not used, making them an option for buildings that do not have the space to support a standard solar panel set up. Some potential places these new panels could be installed include windows and the glass spaces of atrium roofs. This makes them optimal for building with limited roof space, due to either building design issues or the fact that other equipment has previously been placed on the roof. The panels are already available for purchase by the public. Information on pricing is on a case-by-case basis, and interested consumers should contact the company to find out what the system would cost to be installed in their building. Willis Tower goes solar (PhysOrg.com) — Solar panels are, for the most part, large black panels, made of squares, but what if it does not have to be that way. What if users could get all of the benefits of solar panels without making their roofs look like the side of a Manhattan skyscraper? This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Learn how to make your kids calm and fearless

first_img“The results underscore the vulnerability of offspring of anxious parents. If we can identify kids at risk, let us try and prevent them,” said psychiatrist Golda Ginsburg from University of Connecticut.Ginsburg and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University tested a one-year family therapy intervention as part of a study of 136 families — with at least one parent with anxiety and at least one child between the ages of six and 13. The study found that family-based intervention works. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Only nine per cent of children who participated in a therapist-directed family intervention developed anxiety after one year, compared to 21 per cent in a group that received written instruction, and 31 per cent in the group that did not receive any therapy or written instruction. Anxiety tends to run in families, with up to 50 per cent of children of anxious parents growing up to be anxious themselves. Until now, anxiety prevention programmes have been largely conducted in schools, with only modest success. For an anxious child, meeting a new peer for the first time can be paralysing. Trying an unfamiliar food might summon worries of being poisoned. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“To cope with this kind of debilitating anxiety, kids start avoiding whatever provokes the anxious feelings,” Ginsburg noted.If they are afraid of the dark, they might insist on sleeping with all the lights on. If they’re afraid of failing, they won’t try new things. In extreme cases, they may refuse even to leave the house. Anxiety and fear are protective and adaptive.But in anxious kids they may not be, because these children have thoughts about danger and threat when there really isn’t one. “I would say we need to change our model of mental health to a check-up method. Like going to the dentist every six months,” Ginsburg noted in a paper that appeared in The American Journal of Psychiatry.last_img read more

Apple Blocking ThirdParty Repairs on the New MacBook Pro

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first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesBank of Cyprus has restricted its customers’ ability to use online payment systems as consumers are seeking ways to cost-effectively transfer funds, a bank customer said.The customer, who has been using the web-based Transferwise payment system some time now to transfer funds from his Bank of Cyprus account –via the 1Bank service– to the accounts of his children studying in the UK, discovered on Wednesday that he could not proceed with the transaction, which the bank declined to carry out, he said. “When I attempted to transfer £2,000, I was informed by the system that my transaction had not been authorised”.“Transferwise has a £2,000 (€2,250) limit for every debit card transaction and their charges are based on the day’s exchange rate,” said Tommy Sapachlaris in an interview on Thursday. “By transferring £2,000 you only have to pay a little more than €11 in fees and for a €500 transfer around €2, whereas when you do the same with 1Bank you have to pay more than double”.He subsequently inquired at Bank of Cyprus’s 1Bank service and was told that the reason behind the rejection of his transaction was that it “was identified as a cash withdrawal transaction instead of an e-commerce transaction” which was the case in the past. He added that 1Bank advised him to contact Transferwise and after he did so the online payment system company informed him that it hadn’t changed anything in its regulations or operations which could have restricted his ability to carry out transactions from Bank of Cyprus account using Transferwise.In a second communication with 1Bank on Wednesday, “they told me that they introduced a €800 cap per transaction to protect the consumers after a decision of both Bank of Cyprus and the Central Bank of Cyprus,” Sapachlaris said. A day later, the bank informed him that would temporarily increase the limit which allowed him to carry out two transfers of €800 each.Bank of Cyprus did not respond to a request for comment. A spokesperson at the Central Bank of Cyprus which jointly with the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Single Supervisory Mechanism supervises Bank of Cyprus said that it has not introduced any related restrictions and every bank was free to do so “depending on each case’s risk evaluation”.In an email communication with Sapachlaris, Transferwise said that in the past 30 days, it had received more than 500 card payments from Cyprus each exceeding €800.A bank source who spoke on anonymity citing the lack of authorisation to discuss the matter with the press said that the use of online payment services is government by the European Union’s Payment Services Directive 1 (PSD1), which on January 13, will be replaced by PSD2.“It gives the right to companies to offer this type of services but also gives the right to banks to impose restrictions,” he said.“The cap in transactions may be introduced to protect a source of revenue, or to protect itself and its customer from cyberattacks or data theft and to restrict abuse with money laundering,” the source added.Bank of Cyprus which posted a €553m net loss in the first nine months of the year mainly on an increase in provisions for debt impairments, also saw its net revenue income drop to €454m in the same period from €524m in the respective period last year, partly on record low interest rates. On the other hand, Cyprus’s largest bank saw its non-interest income rise to €239m in January to September from €193m in the respective period of 2016. The above amounts included income from net fees and commissions of €133m and €112m respectively.The increase in non-interest income in the first nine months of 2017 was “largely driven by the new and increased commission charges introduced in the fourth quarter of 2016,” the bank said on November 21, when it announced its earnings.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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