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NBA: Ever improving DeRozan looks to further develop ‘much better’

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first_imgView comments Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ched looking to improve teaching of ethics course in univs, colleges PLAY LIST 01:43Ched looking to improve teaching of ethics course in univs, colleges03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief With the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics expected to rule the East once more this coming season, DeRozan understands that his improvement will be vital if the Raptors will be contenders once more.“It’s great to have this opportunity to carry a franchise, and just show them that I come back every year much better,” he shared.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses This year, the 6’7″ athletic specimen aims to become a better playmaker and a more accurate three-point threat.He recently posted an Instagram story of his midnight shooting session, which was posted on Twitter by Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewnberg.DeMar DeRozan hit 64% of his 700 3pt attempts during a late-night workout, according to his IG story pic.twitter.com/why2crAqoQ— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) July 25, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather-McGregor is a pay-per-view smash WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, right, shoots past Denver Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto.  APToronto Raptors superstar DeMar DeRozan has made significant strides in his game since entering the NBA in 2009.The 28-year-old shooting guard has blossomed into a three-time NBA All Star, displaying incredible foot work and a mid-range arsenal seldom used in today’s game.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES After averaging a career-best 27 points per game last season, the former USC Trojan expressed his desire to keep improving on other aspects of his craft.“Continue to get better, continue to win,” DeRozan told ESPN’ Carl Champion when asked of his goals for the upcoming season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Continue to grow as a player, as a leader, and keep pushing the envelope. Understand my flaws from the year previously and come back better this year.”Entering the league primarily a slasher and a dunker, DeRozan worked hard on his ball-handling skills, which eventually translated into a formidable mid-range game.last_img read more

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Lassiter: Beermen got good looks, shots just didn’t go in

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first_imgMOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We got to keep on looking on what we got to do to correct our mistakes because we got 23 turnovers. If we cut that in half, we could turn the other way,” he said. “I couldn’t blame the shots. The 23 turnovers, I could blame. That’s just on us not being responsible taking care of it.”Still, the tight two-point decision should serve as a silver lining for San Miguel considering how badly the team played in the game.“We didn’t play our regular game today. But we’ll make adjustments,” he said.The Fil-Am sniper believes that San Miguel should do a better job preparing itself for Game 2 on Friday.“It’s Game 1 and we lost by a bucket. I’ll check the film tomorrow to see what they really did, but we didn’t play enough to win,” he said. “We’ll see what we did wrong and see what they did to make that adjustment and go from there. We have to bounce back in Game 2.”ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Villacencio wrests early lead at ICTSI Forest Hills Marcio Lassiter. PBA IMAGESIt was just one days when the shots weren’t falling.Tested gunslinger Marcio Lassiter is no stranger to off nights but it couldn’t have come at a worse time in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, where he went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Sometimes you make it, sometimes you don’t,” he said, moments after San Miguel dropped the series opener, 104-102 to TNT on Wednesday.But that off day wasn’t limited to just Lassiter, as the usually high-octane Beermen crew found themselves firing blanks as they went 6-of-29 from rainbow country.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We got good looks, but we just got to make them,” he said.But Lassiter thinks the poor shooting wasn’t the main culprit for the Beermen’s Game 1 downfall, Instead, it was their error prone game they did them in as they committed 23 turnovers in the tiff. What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Govt grants Rs 6.85cr to 22 athletes for Olympics

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first_imgTo impart better training facilities to Indian athletes for the London Olympics, the sports ministry on Tuesday sanctioned Rs  6.85 crore to 22 sportspersons under Operation Excellence 2012.There are many prominent names in the list, with double trap shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi being the biggest beneficiary, having granted Rs 97.37 lakh for his training.Among the other marksmen, trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh have been sanctioned Rs 91.95 lakh and Rs 47.25 lakh respectively.India’s top-ranked singles player, Somdev Devvarman has been allocated Rs 39.60 lakh while Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh will get Rs 36.96 lakh each.Discus thrower Krishna Poonia, who won a gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games last year, has been sanctioned Rs 24.20 lakh while shot putter Om Prakash Karhana was granted Rs 48.10 lakh for his training. List of sportspersonsRonjan Sodhi (shooting) Rs 97.37 lakh, Manavjit Singh Sandhu (shooting) Rs 91.95 lakh, Mansher Singh (shooting) Rs 47.25 lakh, Krishna Poonia (discus) Rs 24.20 lakh, Om Prakash Karhana (shot put) Rs 48.10 lakh, Vikas Gowda (discus) Rs 24.51 lakh, Somdev Devvarman (tennis) Rs 39.60 lakh, Sania Mirza (tennis) Rs 36.96 lakh, Mahesh Bhupathi (tennis) Rs 36.96 lakh, Rohan Bopanna (tennis) Rs 36.96 lakh, Yuki Bhambri (tennis) Rs 36.96 lakh, Sanam Singh (tennis) Rs 36.96 lakh, Leander Paes (tennis) Rs 36.96 lakh, Ashish Kumar, Rakesh Patra, Alok Ranajan, Iqrar Hasan (gymnasts-men) Rs 56.83 lakh, Dipa Karmarkar, B Aruna, Rucha Divekar, Roma Jogalekar, Meenakshi (gymnasts-women Rs 33.08 lakh)last_img read more

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Aldin Ayo still UST head coach, but no longer in charge of Tiger Cubs

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first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—There is no truth to rumors that Aldin Ayo will be leaving University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew UST, however, is expected to have a stacked lineup for Season 82 with Cansino coming back from his knee injury to join incoming rookie Mark Nonoy, Pangasinense forward Rhenz Abando and athletic big man Soulemane Chabi Yo.Veterans Marvin Lee, Renzo Subido, Zachy Huang, and newcomers Brent Paraiso and Sherwin Concepcion are also in the fold for UST. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES The Varsitarian, UST’s official school publication, also confirmed the news that Ayo’s duties are now limited to Tigers from now on.Ayo is on the second year of his three-year deal with UST, contrary to previous reports that he signed a six-year contract with the school.The source said that Ayo was initially told he would be handling both programs, but a misunderstanding between the coach and the administration led the former De La Salle and Letran mentor to focus solely on the Growling Tigers.“It was agreed beforehand that the juniors and seniors’ teams will have the same program but that didn’t turn out to be the case,” said the source. “Coach Aldin will just now focus on the seniors’ team.”Ayo, who won both titles in the UAAP and the NCAA, had a mediocre first year with UST finishing with a 5-9 record in the UAAP Season 81  with an undermanned roster that lost big man Steve Akomo and promising rookie star CJ Cansino to injuries.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid A tweet surfaced that Ayo was axed as the chief of UST’s basketball programs for both the collegiate and high school teams, but a source confirmed that  Ayo is still the head coach of the Growling Tigers.Ayo, however, did leave his post with the Tiger Cubs with Bonnie Garcia now calling the shots for the high school team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s not true that coach Aldin left UST, he just left the juniors’ program because there was a misunderstanding between the high school and collegiate programs,” the source, who asked for anonymity, told INQUIRER.net.“He just decided to focus on the seniors’ team.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ After brutal battle, lightweight rivals Eduard Folayang, Shinya Aoki share dessertlast_img read more

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10 months agoHull name asking price for Tottenham target Bowen

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hull name asking price for Tottenham target Bowenby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHull City are reportedly not willing to allow Jarrod Bowen to leave for less than £20m.Tottenham Hotspur are leading a host of clubs in the Premier League and Championship who are pursuing the talented winger.According to Sky Sports, Hull have set their price for the 22-year-old and are not willing to go any lower.Burnley and Leeds United are two clubs who have scouted Bowen in recent weeks.Bowen only recently signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with Hull. last_img

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Ohio State focuses on improving after 39point win

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OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs through the Rutgers defense toward the end zone during an Oct. 18 game at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 56-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe question for Ohio State heading into its matchup with Rutgers was simple: Will the momentum still be there?A quick 14-0 start for the No. 13 Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) showed they still had a spark despite two weeks off. In a total team effort, OSU led the Scarlet Knights (5-2, 1-2) in nearly every significant statistical category — save penalties and time of possession — but its coach said there’s still work to be done.“It’s time to, first of all, develop depth,” Urban Meyer said after his team’s 56-17 win. “We could go on and on about the mistakes that were made today. But enjoy the win tonight, go see your families, do what you gotta do and come back ready to go.”For the Buckeyes, the time to “come back ready to go” will be Saturday when they are set to face Penn State on the road. The last time OSU faced-off with the Nittany Lions, the Scarlet and Gray came away with a 63-14 win at home. That 2013 win came at Ohio Stadium, but the last time OSU traveled to State College, Pa., the result was comparable. OSU beat Penn State, 35-23, on Oct. 27, 2012, before last season’s shellacking. On top of recent success against their upcoming opponents, the Buckeyes are on a historic streak this season against all takers.Even with any room for improvement the coaching staff might see, the 2014 Buckeyes have already carved out a spot in the OSU record books, specifically when it comes to offensive production. The team posted 50-plus points for the fourth straight game — a school record — and it gained 500 yards or more in each of those games, which is tied for the program’s best.Production of that nature would be a good sign for every team, but at least one OSU assistant said he wants to keep focusing on ways to improve instead of talking about what the Buckeyes have done lately. Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said he’s not ready to make a judgment on where OSU stands, but added he hopes to have a clearer picture as the Big Ten schedule heats up.“Obviously the scoreboard and the play-by-play or stats say that we’re playing pretty well, but as a coach you always try to find the things that you can get better at,” Herman said after the game. “I don’t know how well we’re playing.”Meyer said it will be important for the Buckeyes to continue focusing on improvement rather than touting recent success, something he said he feels the team is able to do.“The good thing is that I don’t feel like there’s a complacent attitude,” Meyer said. “Complacency is awful in this business and with the players, because when you watch the film, we could actually have played a lot better in certain situations.”In order to find the spots where OSU could have performed better against the Scarlet Knights, it might be key to look beyond the box score.The Buckeyes totaled 31 first downs on offense while holding Rutgers to a three of 13 performance on third down on defense. OSU also outgained the opposition 585 to 345 and won the turnover battle, 3-1.Much of that success on both sides of the ball came early in the game for the Buckeyes, which led to a 35-7 advantage at the half.“Our focus is always to start fast and get things going,” redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett said after the game. “I think we executed better than in past weeks, but we can still eliminate some mistakes. I put some of that on myself.”Barrett’s own mistakes didn’t come until he had already nearly hit double digits in pass attempts, as he completed his first nine throws of the game. But after Barrett ran for two scores and threw for another in the first 10:46 of the third quarter, he and the Buckeye offense stalled.From that point on, OSU didn’t post another point and recorded just one gain of more than 14 yards.To an extent, the Buckeyes’ defense mirrored the fast start and slow finish of their offensive counterparts. Before addressing that less-than-stellar second half, Meyer praised the defense’s overall performance against a team he said the Buckeyes respected going in.“Our defense, you credit that, you can take the first half that’s a credit to our defense,” Meyer said. “They took a team that threw 400 plus yards against our rivals and really played well, creating turnovers once again and getting the ball to the offense rather quickly.”From a scoring standpoint, the Buckeyes’ matchup with Rutgers was tied for their second-best defensive outing of the season. Sophomore safety Vonn Bell credited that success to every player on the defense being “all in” on what it is trying to achieve.“You can see the progression of our players and see us getting takeaways and scoring,” Bell said after the game. “It’s very impressive this young group can understand what the coaches are telling us.”But Meyer stressed that — despite bright spots — the defense still didn’t have the start-to-finish effort he would like to see, especially when some less experienced players got a chance to make a statement late.“We gave up some runs, and when a two gets in the game there can’t be that big of a drop off,” he said of the second-string defense’s performance in the game. “And right now we all saw what happened, there’s a significant drop off when our twos got in there.”Co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said the coaching staff tries to communicate to the backups that they need to treat their playing time the same as if they were starters.“We try to talk to those guys, ‘Hey, don’t consider yourself a two,’” Fickell said. “‘You want to be a one-B.’ That means there’s not a big drop off between the one-A and the one-B.”Even though the slow finishes to the game on both sides of the ball didn’t affect the outcome of the contest, Fickell said the Buckeyes have to make sure they stay hungry rather than settling — even after a 39-point win.“We’re never satisfied with where we are,” Fickell said. “And that’s the thing that we think that … going into what we were doing, we’ve got to be able to finish things.”Whatever adjustments or improvements the Buckeyes can make are set to be showcased after a week of practice. OSU is scheduled to take on Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

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Ohio State rises to No 5 in final rankings but misses College

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer pleads with a referee in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: James King II | Sports DirectorElation one night, heartbreak the day after. Ohio State rose from last week’s No. 8 ranking, but that was not enough.Despite capping off an 11-2 regular season with a win against Michigan and a victory versus No. 6 Wisconsin to claim the Big Ten championship Saturday night, Ohio State did not move into the top four of the final College Football Playoff rankings and will miss this year’s playoff. The Buckeyes finished the season ranked fifth, one spot outside of the group that will battle for the national championship. No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Alabama round out the four teams that made the playoff.The debate for the fourth spot in the playoff came down to either Ohio State or Alabama. The Buckeyes have a decisive 31-16 loss to Oklahoma in the second week of the season and a 55-24 beatdown at the hands of Iowa, an uninspiring 7-5 team. But they also have wins against Penn State, Michigan State, the Wolverines and the Badgers. On the other hand, the Crimson Tide has just one blemish on its resume, a 26-14 loss to Auburn in the final game of its season. Alabama does not have the same amount of quality wins as the Buckeyes, though. It defeated LSU 24-10 and took down Mississippi State 31-24 in Starkville, Mississippi. Ohio State’s bowl game will be announced later Sunday afternoon. read more

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Physicists observe magnetic devils staircase

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first_img More information: T. Matsuda, et al. “Observation of a Devil’s Staircase in the Novel Spin-Valve System SrCo6O11.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.236403 Also at arXiv:1412.7945 [cond-mat.str-el] Explore further Citation: Physicists observe magnetic ‘devil’s staircase’ (2015, June 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-06-physicists-magnetic-devil-staircase.html Devil’s staircase behavior emerges in the magnetic structure of a cobalt oxide material. Three magnetic phases are shown here, where the arrows represent the different spin configurations that define each phase. These phases have nearly degenerate magnetic energies, so they all coexist as stable phases, but can be easily altered by external modifications such as doping. Credit: T. Matsuda, et al. ©2015 American Physical Society Anomalous spin ordering revealed by brilliant synchrotron soft X-rays Now in a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, researchers led by Hiroki Wadati, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo, have observed devil’s staircase behavior in a certain magnetic material: the cobalt oxide SrCo6O11. By analyzing the microscopic behavior of this material, the researchers found that it contains a large number of magnetic structures that have nearly “degenerate,” or equal, magnetic energies. The coexistence of these many nearly degenerate magnetic structures gives rise to the devil’s staircase behavior, which has the appearance of many (in principle, an infinite number of) proportional step-like structures.Although the devil’s staircase behavior emerges from microscopic effects, the behavior is also reflected in the material’s macroscopic properties. One of the most intriguing properties is the material’s giant magnetoresistance, which means that an applied magnetic field changes the material’s electrical resistance. This property could have implications for designing artificial materials with novel functionalities.To uncover these microscale magnetic properties of the cobalt oxide, the researchers used a technique called soft X-ray scattering (RSXS), which involves bombarding a material with X-rays and measuring the energy and momentum of the scattered X-rays. As a relatively recent development, RSXS has proven to be a powerful tool for investigating the ordered structures in solid materials. For one of the first times ever, the researchers here used RSXS with magnetic fields of several Tesla. The technique enabled the researchers to discover several microscale magnetic structures that escaped detection in earlier experiments. The scientists attribute the material’s unusually large number of nearly degenerate magnetic phases—and the resulting devil’s staircase behavior—to competition between the magnetic phases. This competition results in magnetic frustration, as no single phase is strong enough to dominate the others. The results show that strong magnetic frustration is a key ingredient for giving the material its giant magnetoresistance and also makes the material highly sensitive to very low chemical doping. To demonstrate this sensitivity, the researchers showed that substituting just 3% of the strontium atoms with barium atoms destroys almost all of the material’s degenerate magnetic phases, which greatly changes its overall magnetic properties. Because the material’s properties are easily tunable in this way, the scientists hope that this research may offer a path toward engineering and controlling the material’s magnetic and electrical properties for various technological applications. “In future resonant soft X-ray diffraction studies, one can expect to find similar devil’s staircase behavior in other materials,” Wadati told Phys.org. “The devil’s staircase behavior may lead to the development of novel types of spintronics materials, which can use discrete levels of electrical resistivity.”center_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters © 2015 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Many hiking trails feature a “devil’s staircase”—a set of steps that are often steep and difficult to climb. The devil’s staircase is also the name of a mathematical function whose graph exhibits a jagged step-like organization reminiscent of a real staircase, although in a highly ordered fractal pattern. Devil’s staircase behavior emerges in a variety of areas, such as in crystals, phase transitions, and statistical physics. 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

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ProSiebenSat1 P7S1 and Discovery Communications

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first_imgProSiebenSat.1 (P7S1) and Discovery Communications have joined forces to push OTT in the German market with a combined streaming service.The pair are also looking to add third party channels to a new joint venture streaming service.German TV and media giant P7S1 and global channel operator Discovery will stream a raft of their channels and content under the 7TV brand, which will be a 50/50 joint venture.P7S1 channels on 7TV will ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Sixx, ProSieben Maxx, Sat.1 Gold and Kabel Eins Doku. Discovery’s free-to-air German channels DMAX and TLC will be included.7TV exists already as P7S1’s mobile offering and has registered six million downloads since 2014.The new version of the service will utilise the same app and underlying tech, but the expanded streaming service will have a wider selection of content. Discovery and P7S1 added that they would “welcome talks with other content providers to participate”.P7S1’s SevenOne Media will sell the new service’s ad inventory when it launches later this year. A CEO for the new service will be recruited.Discovery is expanding its free TV profile in Germany soon after resolving a bitter dispute over carriage fees for its pay TV channels with the Sky.“Our new agreement with Sky in the key UK and German markets includes new opportunities to launch new channels and services,” Discovery CEO David Zaslav told analysts in the wake of that agreement.Discovery said it will bundle 7TV with its direct-to-consumer Eurosport Player service in Germany, which recently secured Bundesliga soccer rights.“Germany is a priority market for us and poised for new growth fuelled by our recent investments,” said J.B. Perrette (pictured left), president and CEO of Discovery Networks International. “We are excited to be partnering with ProSiebenSat.1 and eventually other media groups to provide German fans with a robust offering of their favourite content.”Christof Wahl, chief digital entertainment officer of ProSiebenSat.1, said: “This initiative with Discovery Communications is an important step forward which will allow us to develop top technology and over time include additional channels.“Our viewers will benefit from an enhanced, premium range of content.”last_img read more

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Here Are LinkedIns Top 10 Startups of 2018

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first_img Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Image credit: Jason Alden | Getty Images Nina Zipkin Add to Queue –shares Careers 2 min read The companies have their hands in transportation, finance and ice cream. Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Enroll Now for $5 Here Are LinkedIn’s Top 10 Startups of 2018 In a new ranking, careers site LinkedIn has identified the new companies it thinks are leading the way in terms of innovation in their given fields. The top 10 bring in businesses making an impact in a wide variety of industries.TransportationAt the top of the list is Lyft, with the ride-sharing platform operating with a 35 percent stake of the ride-hailing market and expanding into electric scooters, with its first ones available to customers in Colorado this week, beating chief competitor Uber to the punch. But Lyft’s influence is also felt further down on the list. Number five is Bird, the scooter startup that is currently valued at more than $2 billion and was founded by Travis VanderZanden, who worked in executive roles for Lyft and Uber. The number nine pick, Aurora, is the maker of self-driving cars.Food and beautyNumber two on the ranking is Halo Top, a 6-year-old ice cream company that this summer outsold established businesses including Ben & Jerry’s and Haagen-Daaz — all with a staff that works remotely. Number eight is massively popular cosmetics brand Glossier.MoneyRounding out the top three is Coinbase, a 6-year-old digital wallet and cryptocurrency exchange service. The shifting finance world is well-represented in the top 10, with investing platform Robinhood coming in at number six, followed by blockchain-based payments platform Ripple at number seven.TechnologyNumber four is Noodle.ai, a platform that helps other companies make big business decisions with help from algorithms and machine-learning tools. At number 10 is Rubrik, a data protection company that helps other businesses store their most important information in the cloud.What companies are you excited about? Let us know in the comments. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Next Article September 6, 2018last_img read more

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Alaska Air CEO Expects Challenge Keeping Virgin Customers After Merger

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first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queue Reuters Alaska Air Group Inc. expects it will be challenging to keep customers who are loyal to Virgin America Inc. after the two companies merge, Alaska Air’s chief executive said on an analyst call on Thursday.Alaska Air said earlier this month that it would buy Virgin America, a carrier with cult status among leisure and business travelers on the U.S. West Coast, for $2.6 billion.Chief Executive Brad Tilden said “the biggest challenge” ahead will be appealing to its own customers as well as Virgin America’s passengers, after that airline is merged into the Alaska brand. Virgin America has a distinctive style, with in-flight mood-lighting and media-rich entertainment.Shares of Alaska Air were down about 3 percent in afternoon trade.JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker said on the same call that he had underestimated Virgin America’s following, and asked if Alaska Air expected a spillover from the deal.”We are aware of the value that that company has brought to its customers. Our goal isn’t to lose that,” Tilden said. “Our goal is to gain that as a foothold in the state of California as something that we grow in the decade or two ahead.”Alaska Air has said it might keep using the Virgin America brand in some form.Executives said they still expect regulatory approval of the deal this year, and that they are answering the U.S. Justice Department’s questions about the merger.The company also said it grew adjusted profit 23 percent to $183 million in the first quarter, or $1.45 per share, not including Virgin America’s results. Analysts on average had expected $1.42, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.(Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in New York, Editing by Franklin Paul and David Gregorio) 39shares This story originally appeared on Reuters Next Article 2 min readcenter_img Virgin America Image credit: Chris Parypa Photography | Shutterstock.com April 22, 2016 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Alaska Air CEO Expects Challenge Keeping Virgin Customers After Merger Register Now »last_img read more

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Yahoo to Provide Details on Massive Data Breach

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first_img A Petition Is Coming ? for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Do-Over Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use DiCaprio, Pitt want to team up again after Tarantino hit Former world paragliding champion Rémy soars over Pyrenees Up Next: Next Article Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave Could Smash May Records The requested video is no longer available Add to Queue A LifeMinute with Ryan Seacrest Apply Now » Cannes: ticketless festival-goers seek seats for films Cannes: ticketless festival-goers seek seats for films Congress Is Back as President Trump Heads to the UK 2 Musts for Tackling Allergy Season Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas It was not clear how such a disclosure might affect Yahoo’s plan to sell its email service and other core internet properties to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Sunlight Shines on Grand Canyon Autoplay: On | Off Summer Beauty Survival Must-Haves Saint Laurent dazzles with men’s collection on Malibu beach Beyond Meat Earnings Are Beyond Analyst Expectations Yahoo to Provide Details on Massive Data Breach Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day 2 Musts for Tackling Allergy Season September 22, 2016 Yahoo Inc. will disclose details this week of a data breach that compromised the data of several hundred million users, technology news site Recode reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the company’s plan.Reuters was not able to immediately confirm the report.It was not clear how such a disclosure might affect Yahoo’s plan to sell its email service and other core internet properties to Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.8 billion.Yahoo might have to force users to reset their passwords, the Recode report said, citing unnamed sources.The report follows an Aug. 1 story in the technology news site, Motherboard, that said a cyber criminal known as Peace was selling the data of about 200 million Yahoo users, but did not confirm its authenticity.The Motherboard report was published a week after Verizon announced its deal with Yahoo.Peace was selling that batch of data on the 200 million Yahoo users for 3 bitcoin, or around $1,860, according to Motherboard. The possibly compromised data includes user names, birth dates, some backup email addresses and scrambled passwords, Motherboard said.(Reporting by Jim Finkle in Boston and Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr and Bernadette Baum) 31shares HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Phenomenon Sophie Turner Talks Dark Phoenix, Co-Star Jessica Chastain and GoT New York takes aim at skyscrapers’ sky-high energy usage A LifeMinute with John Lithgow: The Actor Discusses His Latest Projects Turning Up the Heat in the Southeast for Holiday Weekend 2 Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas A Petition Is Coming ? for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Do-Over Reuters North Carolina superintendent says new app can help reduce violence in schools 2020 Ballots May Have a New Box to Check ? Vice President Photo of solider placing flag at Tomb of Unknown Solider goes viral IndyCar Beefing Up Business as Indy 500 Approaches Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List How Human Behavior is Hurting Animals and What We Can Do to Protect Them Yahoo! Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day Father’s Day is such a special moment for the whole family to come together and spend quality time with one another – and those are moments dad will cherish. What better way for dad to connect with his loved ones than learning about his family’s stor Lifeminute tv Embed Justin Bieber Launches Plant-Based Deodorant Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Home Sophie Turner Talks Dark Phoenix, Co-Star Jessica Chastain and GoT Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day Summer Beauty Survival Must-Haves Albany Steps Closer to Releasing Trump’s State Tax Returns After Assembly Vote The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Economy adds 75K jobs in May Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist Don ‘Fingers’ Felder Releases New Album 2020 Toyota Camry Swimwear Styles for All Shapes and Sizes Airbnb Wants to Take You on an All-Inclusive Adventure Southern Charm’ Star Talks New Season Airbnb Wants to Take You on an All-Inclusive Adventure US Navy: Russian destroyer almost collided with cruiser in the Philippine Sea Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave Could Smash May Records Heat Snapshot This story originally appeared on Reuters 1 min read Economy adds 75K jobs in May BACK IHOP Sees Explosive Growth in To-Go Sales Summer is here and there are some great looks this season for women of all shapes and sizes. Check out the hottest styles for hourglass, rectangle and pear shaped women. A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Homelast_img read more

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Recommendations Are the New Dashboards

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first_imgWith the growth of Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics, dashboards are now pervasive and considered commonplace in the modern enterprise. We see them visualizing information for every type of organization, across every industry. They are embedded in websites, and they even (on occasion) make cameos in movies. Despite its ubiquity, the day of the dashboard as a static, stand-alone technology is quickly coming to an end. On the continuum between minds and machines, they are overly reliant on human inputs and are constrained by such elements. Yesterday’s dashboards are being upgraded with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms that transform them into dynamic tools—they are now able to use AI-powered recommendations to ensure that the intelligence being delivered to users across the entire enterprise is both relevant and actionable.Read More: GDPR Compliance: Decoding The Mood A Year LaterRecommendations Are Already PervasiveRecommendations are already pervasive in our everyday lives—impacting everything from the way we select a movie to what gadgets we buy online. Netflix uses a complex Machine Learning algorithm to recommend new shows and movies based on user demographics and previously watched content. Travel apps like Hopper and Travelocity recommend the best time to purchase flights for the lowest fare. And the global leader in retail, Amazon, has integrated recommendations into nearly every aspect of the purchasing process. These types of recommendations work to personalize the consumer experience—improving engagement levels and boosting loyalty.As this type of recommendation becomes more and more common, businesses are adopting AI-driven recommendations internally, too. For example, NBC uses algorithms to recommend not only which ads to show customers, but where to place them on a webpage. Another example of this type of enterprise recommendation is IBM’s Watson Marketing, which can use consumer demographic and social behavior data to recommend customer outreach programs for marketing departments.Read More: Navigating GDPR: Preparing for What’s to ComeRecommendations in BI?Aside from Machine Learning applications, what can recommendations do for the BI and Analytics industry? For starters, it can speed up the process of finding insights and make creating dashboards and charts more accessible to every business user in an organization—even those without particular data skillsets. For example, recommendations implemented in a dashboard could immediately analyze the data and suggest suitable charts for visualizing important KPIs, all with zero clicks.Natural language processing (NLP) can also be used to create recommendations. With Natural Language querying, users can ask questions about their data in dossiers and receive answers in the form of new visualizations. Analysts can also quickly gain insights through dossier recommendations, which suggest dossiers authored by other users within an organization who have used similar metrics and attributes in their dashboards.Building on the momentum achieved so far, AI-powered improvements will only continue to revolutionize dashboarding and BI.Read More: Key Social Media Monetization Tactics for Mobile-First Gaming Brands AIanalyticsBusiness IntelligenceNetflixNew DashboardsNLP Previous ArticleCoSchedule Launches Marketing Suite to Transform the Way Marketers WorkNext ArticleSpotX and Mediaocean Announce Integration Giving TV Buyers Direct Pipeline to Premium Video Supply Recommendations Are the New Dashboards Hugh OwenJune 25, 2019, 9:00 amJune 21, 2019 last_img read more

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Russian regulator moves to block Telegram messaging app

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Explore further Russia’s telecoms watchdog on Friday asked a Moscow court to block the popular messaging app Telegram after the expiry of a deadline for it to give the state security services access to private conversations. Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court © 2018 AFP Citation: Russian regulator moves to block Telegram messaging app (2018, April 6) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-russian-block-telegram-messaging-app.html The lawsuit is the latest move in an ongoing battle between authorities and Telegram, which has a reputation for secure communications, as Moscow pushes to increase surveillance of internet activities.Roskomnadzor said in a statement it had filed a suit “demanding the limiting of access on Russian territory” to the service.But a lawyer representing Telegram said any ban would be unconstitutional and in any case impossible to enforce.”The position of Telegram remains the same—the demands of the FSB (security service) to provide access to private conversations of users are unconstitutional, not based on the law, and cannot be fulfilled technically and legally,” said Pavel Chikov, who leads a human rights group representing the app.Telegram’s self-exiled Russian founder Pavel Durov has long said he would reject any attempt by the country’s security services to gain backdoor access.The free application, which lets people exchange messages, photos and videos in groups of up to 5,000 people, has attracted some 200 million users since its launch in 2013.President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said the service was a convenient tool to communicate with journalists and it would be a “shame” if an agreement between the app and authorities could not be reached.”But the law is the law,” he added during a regular briefing, quoted by Interfax news agency.Telegram is popular among political activists of all stripes, but has also been used by jihadists.”In Russia we have many problems—from poverty to awful state of the roads, from crime to poor medical care,” opposition leader Alexei Navalny said via Twitter. “But the state is engaged in blocking Telegram in our name …in what way is Telegram making life in Russia any worse? Whom is it bothering?” he said.In September 2017 the FSB demanded the encryption keys, Durov said, prompting a formal complaint when the request was rejected.The Roskomnadzor had threatened to ban the app in June last year for failing to provide its registration documents. Although Telegram later registered, it stopped short of agreeing to the regulator’s data storage demands. Companies on the register must provide the FSB with information on user interactions. From this year they must also store all the data of Russian users inside the country, according to controversial anti-terror legislation passed in 2016 which was decried by internet companies and the opposition. Telegram’s Russian founder has vowed to reject any attempt by the security’s services to gain backdoor access to the app 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. read more

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Heres why the Uber Lyft protests might not even work

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first_imgA loose network of ride-hailing drivers took to the streets without their cars from San Diego to Atlanta on Wednesday as they protested ahead of Uber’s highly anticipated initial public offering, which is scheduled for Friday. Credit: CC0 Public Domain “It’s one thing to have a barbecue, it’s another thing to set up a rally or to really encourage people to protest.”Also, not everyone is dissatisfied with their jobs.Scott Steinbrink, 51, said that he’s not protesting because he’s happy with how much he makes driving for Lyft and he prefers the flexible schedule.”I enjoy my work. I enjoy driving. So I don’t have any complaint,” said Steinbrink, who resides in Atlanta. “We’re not employees of Uber and Lyft. We’re contractors. We decide our hours, not them. So I disagree with the protest entirely.”RIDERSThere’s no doubt that passengers drive the demand for convenient rides.Ninety-five million people use the Uber app on a monthly basis. So while organizers urge riders to put down the app, many commuters have grown to depend on services like Uber and Lyft.Unlike factory work where a relatively small number of people could halt a company’s output, a few drivers taking the day off hardly disadvantages commuters in competitive cities, Rojas says.”If you have tens of thousands of drivers in the area, even if a thousand got together to protest, the other 9,000 or so will still be driving,” Rojas said.”And another 9,000 may not even know a protest is going on. But in a factory, you’ll know if something is happening at work.”ORGANIZERSConvincing people that their attendance matters is one of the biggest hurdles organizers of protests face, Rojas said.”No one wants to be the one guy out there in front of the Uber office with the picket sign,” he said.In a digital age, organizers also have to contend with people feeling as though liking a tweet or donating $1 to a cause from their homes is enough to create change.Rojas used the term “slacktivism” to describe the type of protests that are easy to do but don’t require much action. “That isn’t the kind of thing that’s going to change very much.”And it’s still unclear what outcome is even possible.As self-employed contractors, drivers don’t have a legal right to form labor unions and negotiate contracts. By classifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees, Uber isn’t required to pay certain taxes or provide benefits, overtime, or minimum wages to many drivers.Perhaps organizers and drivers are protesting to get the attention of legislators who can take action by raising wages, capping commissions and forcing ride-share apps to be more transparent.Will it work? Only time will tell.Uber was somewhat prepared for the strikes.Uber said in its filings that it expects “driver dissatisfaction will generally increase,” as the company reduces driver incentives to improve financial performance.”This gig economy is new. It literally didn’t exist in 2005. So nobody knows how to do effective protests in that way yet,” Rojas said. “How would Uber drivers change their working conditions? Nobody really knows yet.” Explore further Citation: Here’s why the Uber, Lyft protests might not even work (2019, May 9) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-uber-lyft-protests.html Uber, Lyft drivers protest across the US, overseas (c)2019 USA TodayDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. In Los Angeles, about two dozen protesters took time off work to gather in the early morning at LAX. Meanwhile, tons of working Uber and Lyft drivers dropped passengers off at the airport. In Long Island City, Queens, a lone protester held a sign that read “Uber, Lyft, Juno, Via drivers on strike” as several ride-sharing cars swarmed the area to pick up commuters requesting rides.Five days in advance, organizers urged drivers to abstain from using ride-hailing apps for durations ranging from two hours to a whole day. The action was poised to put a dent in Uber’s biggest markets across the globe, organizers said.Uber told USA TODAY there was no noticeable impact in their daily operations.Only about a dozen drivers showed up to a rally in New York City’s Financial District Friday morning, and according to local news outlets in Boston, it was a normal day at the airport for travelers trying to hitch a ride using an app. Though later in the day, drivers and protesters blocked traffic on Market Street in front of Uber’s San Francisco headquarters.So what happened?It’s hard to tell exactly.Experts say that everything from a disconnected workforce to disinterested drivers can be to blame. Not to mention, not everyone can take time off during peak driving hours to protest a job that their livelihood relies on.DRIVERSA wide range of people work for ride-share companies including college students looking to make extra money between classes and chauffeurs who support their families using the optional tips you leave at the end of your trip.That diverse and disjointed workforce might work against organizers who are hoping for big turnouts.”Some drivers will be deeply invested, and others may say ‘I don’t care about that,'” said Fabio Rojas, a professor of sociology at Indiana University who has written books on social movements. “There’s a lot of natural variation that could keep a protest from getting off the ground.”Unlike workers who share an office space, ride-hailing drivers typically don’t have to interact with one another. While they may have coordinated social meetups, “those groups aren’t really built for politics,” Rojas said. This document is subject to copyright. 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KTR appointed executive working president of TRS

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first_imgSHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL regional elections Published on December 14, 2018 COMMENT K.T. Rama Rao, the legislator from Sircilla, has been appointed Executive Working President of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi Party (TRS) by the President and Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao.The rise within the party of KTR, the erstwhile minister for IT & Industries, and son of KCR, comes within a day of the latter being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. According to the CM’s Office, KCR has decided to concentrate more time on national politics, to bring a qualitative change there. Hence, it was decided to entrust the responsibility of party affairs to a most trusted and efficient person, since he would be pre-occupied with governance activities such as expediting construction of irrigation projects and also to implement the electoral promises in letter and spirit. The 42-year-old KT Rama Rao won with a handsome majority of 88,000 votes in the weaver dominated Sircilla in Karimnagagar, while he just managed to scrape through in 2014. He is tipped to be the CM-in-waiting by political circles, in the event of KCR playing a bigger role at the Centre. Telangana COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Over 700 children died in specialised adoption agencies in last 3 years

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first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 18:14 IST As many as 776 children have died at specialised adoption agencies in the last three years. (File photo for representation)As many as 776 children, including 124 in Uttar Pradesh, have died at specialised adoption agencies in the last three years, the Women and Child Development (WCD)Ministry said Friday.Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, WCD Minister Smriti Irani gave data according to which the highest number of deaths of children have been reported from Uttar Pradesh. These deaths occurred across 19 specialised adoption agencies in the state.Children legally free for adoption are provided residential care at specialised adoption agency(SAA), which are run by both state governments and NGOs.”As per the Child Adoption Resource Information and Guideline System (CARINGS), 776 children have reported to have died in SAAs during the period from 2016-2017 to 2019-2020 (up to July 8, 2019),” Irani said.She said so far, a total number of 10 complaints against SAAs, which were found to be not complying with the Adoption Regulations, have been received by the government.Also Read | 162 children died of encephalitis in Bihar, 63 in seven other states: GovtAlso Read | Encephalitis deaths in Bihar matter of shame for us, says PM Modi in Rajya SabhaAlso Watch | Bihar deputy CM prioritises Ms India over dying children, triggers criticismFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Children dying relief campsFollow Uttar PradeshFollow adoption agencies Next Over 700 children died in specialised adoption agencies in last 3 years: WCD MinistryResponding to a question in Lok Sabha, WCD Minister Smriti Irani gave data according to which the highest number of deaths of children have been reported from Uttar Pradesh. These deaths occurred across 19 specialised adoption agencies in the state.advertisementlast_img read more

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