Liverpool draw Man City in CL quarter-finals

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (left) in action during the 5-0 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017NYON, Switzerland, Mar 16 – Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus have a chance to gain revenge on holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year’s final.Surprise qualifiers Sevilla take on Bayern Munich while Barcelona were paired with AS Roma in the draw made in Nyon on Friday. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will host Pep Guardiola’s City at Anfield for the first leg, either on April 3 or April 4 as the sides meet for the first time in Europe.It will also be the first meeting of two English sides in the last eight of the Champions League since Chelsea played Manchester United in the 2010-2011 season.City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We know each other very well, they are a very offensive team, the truth is it is going to be a great couple of games and we are going to see good football.”Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real teammates will be happy to be playing the second leg of their tie at their Santiago Bernabeu stadium against Juventus, whose experience proved lethal to English club Tottenham in the last 16.Bayern, aiming to win Europe’s top club crown for the sixth time, face Sevilla, the surprise slayers of Manchester United in the last round, but goalkeeper Sven Ulreich said they were relieved to avoid one of their major rivals.“There are harder draws. It’s doable, but Sevilla have shone in Europe and they have won three Europa Leagues,” Ulreich said.“So we’ll be very focused when we go over there (for the first leg) and then we’ll do the business at home.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A world of flavours awaits at Taste of India Letterkenny – Win a voucher!

first_imgA multi-cuisine takeaway is heating up the Letterkenny food scene with an exciting menu and app.Taste of India Express, on Lower Main Street, has become a hotspot for hungry customers who want a varied menu to satisfy every craving.From authentic curries to fast food favourites and pizzas – everyone wants a slice of the action! A Taste of India has a packed menu of exceptional Indian dishes and delicious vegetarian options. But their fresh kebabs, hoggies and munch boxes really tickle the taste buds late into the night.As a top Tuesday treat, the takeaway offers buy one get one free pizzas. So you pay for one and get two! All special offers and meal deals are just a tap away, as Taste of India have a handy app for all collections and deliveries. Get 15% discount on online orders over €20.Download the app now for all the latest offers: and discover all the tasty deals for yourself. You can order through the app or call 074 91 25753COMPETITION:Want to win a €30 voucher to spend at Taste of India Letterkenny? Check out our Facebook giveaway here: world of flavours awaits at Taste of India Letterkenny – Win a voucher! was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennytaste of indialast_img read more

Fast Qantas wi-fi to debut.

first_imgQantas’s new free wi-fi will debut on one of its domestic Boeing 737-800s next week but it will be the second half of the year before another plane similarly equipped plane joins itReal-world tests on the airline’s system have produced download speeds for individual passengers of between seven megabits-per-second  (Mbps) and 12 Mbps.  A smart TV running at 3-4 Mbps comfortably displays streaming service Netflix in high definition without buffering.The airline had already signed up Netflix, Foxtel and music service Spotify as partners and announced Monday that local service Stan would join the fold with an offer of a 90-day subscription that will be included in the fare.Passengers flying on the airline’s wi-fi enabled B737 will receive a code that will allow them to log-in to Stan’s library of films and TV shows on the plane and on the ground using up to three devices during the three-month period.The partner content will be available from mid-April after the wif-fi system goes online for customers next week. Qantas is using the faster Ka band technology, rather the Ku band system that passengers have found frustrating on some airlines, accessed through the NBN’s Sky Muster satellites. The airline has stress tested it under a full load and says it will be 10 times faster than the slower system.The airline said one of the reasons there had been so much testing was that it was working to reduce lag and buffering.“It’s quite a technical thing to do when you are trying to maintain a constant, high-bandwidth connection with a satellite as you’re travelling at 900 kilometres per hour,’’ the airline said in a statement.“Even when we switch Wi-Fi on for customer use, we know there’s still more fine-tuning for us to do. “That’s why we’re deliberately waiting about six months before rolling it out to the rest of our domestic A330 and B737 aircraft.’’The B737 will operate mainly on East Coast routes and the service is expected to be available on the entire domestic fleet some time in 2018.Meanwhile,  the airline is calling on tech firms to help with its innovation program through a new initiative called AVRO Accelerator. Named after the airline’s first aircraft, the program gives start-ups a chance to work with Qantas Group mentors on ideas to streamline the travel experience, design smarter ways of working, unlock the potential of new technologies and help solve business problems.Up to 10 teams will ultimately be chosen for the 12-week program which was designed in partnership with Australian corporate accelerator Slingshot.“Customer needs keep evolving and the limits of technology are constantly expanding, so there is a clear business imperative for us to find new ways to improve how we operate,’’ Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said.“We’re looking forward to opening up our doors to ideas that are different, challenging and truly innovative. Ideas that could benefit from the expertise and scale at a company like Qantas to refine them and make them a reality.’’The program will look at areas such as creating seamless journeys, building connected platforms and ways of making the airline more efficient without impacting safety.last_img read more

Johanna Mukoki: ‘I am an entrepreneur’

first_imgJohanna Mukoki, is the first African to sit on the Global Tourism Board. (Image: EY)Brand South Africa reporterTravel With Flair’s Johanna Mukoki is a continent-leading tourism entrepreneur. The first African to sit on the Global Tourism Board, she started her high-flying career with a sound business plan and a steely resolve to succeed.Mukoki has accumulated numerous accolades including being named Emerging South African Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Awards in 2012. She was also named as South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in the Tourism Sector by CEO Magazine.Johanna Mukoki and her business partners Tibor Zsadanyi (left), Robert Wilke (right) and close friend and businesswoman Annie Malan to Mukoki’s immediate right enjoying the football during the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Facebook Cracking Down on Rogue Apps with New Verification Program

first_imgFacebook is launching a new security measure that is clearly a response to the recent threats caused by numerous rogue applications that have spread virally across the social network. According to news from the Facebook Developers blog, all application developers must now verify their Facebook account by either confirming a mobile phone number or adding a credit card to their account. The new procedure aims to cut down on the number of rogue applications created by hackers and spammers by forcing developers to share personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, say multiple security researchers, verification alone is not enough to stop these malicious apps. Rogue Apps on FacebookLast week, we began to wonder if Facebook needed to implement its own anti-malware service after an especially busy weekend where thousands of user accounts were compromised by rogue applications promising tantalizing videos to anyone who was willing to click here. Not surprisingly, many did just that, and ended up on an off-site Web page where malware was installed on their PCs. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… On May 15, security firm AVG reported its anti-malware service had blocked more than 30,000 rogue Facebook applications – a number so large, the company’s chief researcher officer, Roger Thompson, called it “stunning.” But will the new verification measures actually make dangerous applications a thing of the past? Probably not. Adept spammers will quickly figure out how to bypass the security procedures using stolen credit cards or disposable mobile phones. Security Researchers Response: It’s Not EnoughWe asked several security researchers what they thought about the new procedures and none believed the new program was anywhere near strong enough to thwart the onslaught of rogue apps on Facebook. According to security expert Graham Cluley of Sophos, cybercriminals won’t find that bypassing the measures will be very difficult at all, and will likely use stolen credit cards and pay-as-you-go throwaway mobile phone numbers to get their apps verified. He encourages Facebook to do more than the new measures. “As these applications are being made available to an estimated 500 million users, Facebook would be doing its users a real service if they put in place stronger controls over application developers,” Cluley says. “After all, what legitimate application developer is going to complain?”Rik Ferguson, senior security advisor at Trend Micro, calls the new program a small step in the right direction, but also feels better application approval methods are in order. “Facebook will find themselves playing the same old game of whack-a-mole unless they institute some form of application approvals process as is already the case on competitor networks,” he warns, again reiterating that neither of the new measures are enough to stop real criminals.Security Evangelist Ryan Naraine of Kaspersky, agrees, saying the only way Facebook can really fix things is to “implement some form of code signing or code inspections when the app is submitted.” However, Naraine admits the new program is at least “a step in the right direction.” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#NYT#security#social networks#web sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Can Augmented Reality Help Save the Planet?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Augmented Reality#Features#web chris cameron 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the Augmented Reality Event in Santa Clara, California, and it was there that I discovered some amazing uses being developed using AR technology. I’ve already highlighted how it is being used to help doctors save lives, and more recently how it could be used to level the battlefield for soldiers in the middle east. Another example has an even loftier goal: helping to fight the climate and energy crises and save the planet.Sean White, a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University and visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Institution, gave an inspiring talk at ARE 2010 about how he and others are experimenting with augmented reality and the environment. Climate change and other environmental challenges are “slow moving problems,” as White put it, so rich data visualization tools are needed to help scientists make sense of it all.Identifying Plant Species White has been working with botanists at the Smithsonian Institute to create mobile applications that can help scientists identify plant species in the field. Normally, identification requires looking at a leaf, and then flipping through pages of pictures to find a likely match. A skilled botanist can narrow down their search, but the process is still time consuming and difficult.Using image recognition technology, White and the Smithsonian have created mobile apps that can help identify leaves from pictures. Simply snap a picture of the leaf, and the app narrows down the search to likely matches. What’s more, the scientists can make the process even easier by strapping on a head-mounted display (HMD) and comparing real leaves to virtual ones displayed in an augmented reality view.Visualizing Carbon Dioxide Levels for Urban Planning White also had his hand in helping to develop technology that collects and visualizes CO2 levels in urban areas. By rigging together a device that both detects CO2 levels and receives highly-accurate GPS and elevation data, White was able to create detailed heat maps of urban areas and their CO2 levels. Taking that experiment a step further, the data was visualized in 3D space and superimposed onto an augmented reality view, providing a third dimension that takes data analysis beyond 2D maps. White says this kind of visualization helps determine causality when anomalies occur in the data. He recalled seeing high levels in one specific area but wasn’t able to determine the cause by looking at the 3D maps. By using the augmented reality view of the data, it was discovered that the area with high CO2 levels was near a street corner where large trucks waited in line to make deliveries. This type of analysis of the data would not have been possible by simply looking at a map.Finding Optimal Spots for Wind Turbines The third example White shared focused on wind turbines, and on using AR data visualizations to help pick the most optimal wind locations. Using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology, scientists can point the devices up at the air from a spot on the ground and watch particulates float by to determine wind speeds and directions.In the past, large towers were erected to detect this type of data, but they are expensive, limited in their range and take a long time to set up. Using LiDAR, which is cheaper and easier to use, scientists can cover larger areas and collect more data and reconstruct it into visualizations. They can then use augmented reality to see this data overlaid onto their real-world view to find ideal spots for wind towers.AR is a StartWhat else can AR do to help Mother Earth? An interesting implementation I would enjoy seeing would be to create 3D visualizations that help show the slow death march of the climate crisis. For instance, travellers visiting glaciers could hold up their devices and see what the landscape looked like from their perspective in years past – revealing the gradual retreat of glaciers from global warming.So can augmented reality help save the planet? Not all by itself, no. But when used to help both scientists and everyday people better see the data in the world around them, it can certainly be a useful tool. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more