While advances in artificial intelligence are poised to solve some of humankind’s most difficult problems, iconic theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking cautions that the technology could spell the end of the human race if left unchecked.Nokia & WIRED Announce First Ever reddit AMA With Stephen HawkingHawking is an early adopter of communications technology — a primitive form of AI — but he fears the consequences of machines that could supersede humans.“We must build safeguards into AI research and development to be sure that we use it for beneficial purposes versus it controlling us,” Hawking said.Along with tech luminaries Elon Musk and Bill Gates, Hawking signed an open letter earlier this year imploring researchers to balance the benefits of AI with the risks. The letter acknowledges that AI innovations could help eradicate disease and poverty, but it puts the onus on scientists on the front lines of artificial intelligence R&D to keep the human factor front and center in their research.Hawking plans to discuss his concerns about AI and answer questions on other topics in his first ever reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), as part of the Nokia & WIRED #maketechhuman initiative.“The #maketechhuman debate that Nokia has enabled is all about ensuring that technology serves humanity, in the right way,” said Barry French, Chief Marketing Officer, Nokia. “I cannot imagine a better person to add value to this discussion than Professor Hawking. Nokia is honored, and I am personally honored, by the fact that he will join us on his first ever reddit Ask Me Anything conversation.”The AMA will take place over several days, which is a first for reddit. Hawking will be accepting questions from Monday, July 27 through Tuesday, August 4 at reddit.com/r/science and will provide answers in the next few weeks.For more information on the AMA and #maketechhuman, visit WIRED.com/maketechhuman. WIRED & Nokia first launched the initiative back in March with an AMA hosted by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Brock and Niagara College students will head to the Pen Centre on Sept. 14 for the annual Shop for Jobs job fair.More than 45 stores are expected to participate in the fair, which runs from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Students in search of part-time work walk around the mall, resumes to hand, to speak with representatives from participating stores. Sometimes there are on-the-spot interviews.Students who visit Brock’s community booth can fill out a ballot to win a $100 Pen Centre gift certificate.For more information on the event, contact Lisa Kuiper, employer development co-ordinator, at email@example.com. For a list of participating stores, visit Career Services.
THE GARDA NATIONAL Drugs Unit searched a yard in Termonfeckin, County Louth yesterday afternoon and discovered cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €1,320,000.The search was done with the assistance of Drogheda Drugs Unit and was part of an on-going intelligence-led operation.Two men aged 40 and 59 were arrested at the scene and detained under provisions two of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996 at Drogheda Garda Station.The two men appeared in court today at 4.30pm.
MUNSTER RUGBY HAS announced the signing of lock Donnacha Ryan on a three-year deal. The new deal will see Ryan stay at Munster until the summer of 2017 and ends speculation of a move to France.Ryan, who made his debut with the province in 2004, was linked to a move to Perpignan next summer and had been the club’s guest at a Top 14 match earlier this year. The Tipperary native appeared in Munster’s 18-17 win over Perpignan yesterday and has delivered another blow by staying on in Ireland.Munster coach Rob Penney said, “Donnacha’s quality and versatility will continue to be major asset for the squad as well as the key leadership role he plays both on and off the field.”Ryan, 30, was also “delighted” with his new deal. He declared, “It is an exciting time to be involved in Irish rugby and I hope to play an important role in achieving success for both Munster and Ireland.”IRFU chief executive Philip Browne commented, “Donnacha has proven his worth to Irish rugby with his intelligent and high intensity performances for both Munster and Ireland.[We] are delighted to secure his future in Ireland for the next three years.”High profile names yet to sign up with the IRFU and their provinces are Keith Earls [Munster] and the Leinster trio of Jamie Heaslip, Marty Moore and Sean O’Brien.– First published 16.08Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >‘It was just beautiful to watch’ – Rob Penney on Munster’s latest heroics
I can’t guarantee perfection on my watch. But I can give it a good try, and I will give it a good try.She said that the force is “a unique organisation, because our key stakeholder is every citizen”.We’re responsible to every man, woman and child in this country. GARDA COMMISSIONER NÓIRÍN O’Sullivan has said that the force will listen “undefensively” and “positively” to dissenting voices from now on.O’Sullivan said that in the past an Garda Síochána “rejected well-meant advice” too often, adding: “Listening hasn’t always been a priority”.“At times, if we’d concentrated more on the message and less on the messenger, we’d have walked into fewer walls.”The acting commissioner’s predecessor Martin Callinan was criticised for calling the actions of Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and John Wilson “disgusting”.The pair had made allegations of widespread corruption in the termination of penalty points.O’Sullivan was speaking at the Consultation Seminar on Justice Reform at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park today. Adapting to changeThe commissioner stated that an Garda Síochána “has proved time and again that it can adapt and change in response to the ever-evolving criminal landscape”.O’Sullivan said that the new independent police authority would be a “critical friend” of the force in the future, adding that both bodies would need to work with in tandem with GSOC and the Garda Inspectorate to “enhance public confidence” in policing.There is so much that is great about this marvellous, diverse, disciplined national organisation.She added that the force is full of ”committed, highly-skilled professionals right around this country who every day demonstrate their passion for the job and prove their courage under pressure”.Also speaking at Farmleigh, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that the process of appointing a new Garda Commissioner will begin next month. The position will be advertised internationally.Related: ‘I told her to ring Maurice McCabe’: John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner todayRead: Whistleblower claims he was targeted after arresting garda for drunk drivingRelated: Callinan: Whistleblowers’ penalty points allegations are ‘quite disgusting’
Well, as you probably know, everything is made up of atoms, and atoms have electrons, usually in pairs orbiting around them, and they create mini-magnetic fields. But the two electrons spin in orbit, as pairs, spin in opposite directions. They cancel out each other. But magnetic materials aren’t in pairs. So the spins don’t cancel out each other. And if there’s enough of them, it creates a magnetic field. Thing is, it wasn’t so much a question as a lyric from the Insane Clown Posse song “Miracle,” a bizarre little homage to the wonders of the world. Video refresher after the jump. What do you get when you combine New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an A.M. radio show, Twitter, an the Insane Clown Posse? Why, hilarious shenanigans, naturally. While replying to Twitter questions on his radio show last week (hastag #askMike), the Mayor stumbled up one that particularly piqued his interested. Twitter user @reluctanthope asked the Mayor, “”[Expletive] magnets? How do they work?” (It was the first tweet by that Brooklyn-based user.) Getting past that initial bit of blue language, Bloomberg drew upon his electrical engineering background, launching into a fairly impressive response,
In many ways, you could attribute the current rush of toys accessories powered by our smartphones to the Parrot AR Drone. The ability to fly a really cool looking quad-copter through the office with your smartphone was enough to excite any geek, and Parrot made that happen. The eventual growth to include both iOS and Android software to control the drone meant a massive market of people to enjoy the device. Now, as other smartphone-controlled gadgetry, like Sphero, is hitting the market, Parrot felt the need to refresh the AR Drone and give it some new bragging rights with the Drone 2.0.New and Improved HardwareThe original AR Drone is still incredibly fun to operate, but the first thing anyone does with one is crash it into something. Unfortunately, for some, that’s the last time your AR Drone 1.0 is intact. Parrot redesigned the hulls for the Drone 2.0 to handle much more stress. When using it indoors, the foam composite hull that goes around the blades has been improved, without being any heavier. In the demonstration, the AR Drone 2.0 rammed the wall of the convention center as fast as it could go, and bounced off without a scratch. When you take the Drone 2.0 outside, you remove that outer hull and let the new aerodynamically engineered EPP hull protect the quad-copter without risking it being blown away. EPP is a damage resistant plastic commonly used in car bumpers. The Parrot guys weren’t quite as willing to crash the AR Drone 2.0 with the foam core off of it, since your blades are exposed in that configuration.The camera on the AR Drone 2.0 took a big boost as well, offering a 720p view of the world from your controller. The camera records at 30 fps, and allows you to upload the videos to YouTube as soon as you are finished recording them. Since your only rage limitation is how far your point to point WiFi connection with the Drone 2.0, the end result is a high definition aerial view that you have complete control over. All New SoftwareThe App Store and the Android Market are now serving up the AR FreeFlight 2.0 app to complement the new hardware from Parrot. This update includes a significant UI update and several new features to play with. With FreeFlight you can control the drone and record your flights or take pictures as you fly around, but you can also take the flight data and share it with other AR Drone users. Altitude, duration, location, and speed information are all recorded and easily shared through the app. To compliment this ability, the AR Drone Academy function lets you see how-to videos and location data for the best flight zones in your area.Firmware updates for the AR Drone 2.0 are also handled through the app. When an update is available for your drone, the icon will light up, and you can install the update with a tap. The update is sent over the WiFi connection with the Drone, so everything can be done quickly and efficiently.As more developers take advantage of the open development platform for the AR Drone, the AR Games section of the app will fill with more augmented reality, tag, and other inventive ways to play with the Drone.When you fly the AR Drone, you can do it by looking at the drone and piloting with the FreeFlight controller, or you can use Absolute Flight, and use just your smartphone or tablet. The app will show you from the camera how the world looks from the drone’s perspective, but there are a few more things going on here. Absolute Control uses a 3D magnetometer to keep itself oriented. Using your controller as the orientation point, you no longer need to worry about how level the Drone is. However, if you’re an experienced Drone pilot, you can make the Drone 2.0 do aerial somersaults and exert much more control over how this version performs. Final ThoughtsAll across the board, the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 feels like a solid upgrade. It is much easier to fly, built better, and the 720p camera does a great job of catching cool aerial shots. With all of those upgrades, the AR Drone 2.0 is still $300. While it may be the most expensive accessory you buy for your phone, it is by far the most entertaining.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Lovers of history will have another site to add to their list when travelling to Thessaloniki, with the Palace Complex of Galerius due to reopen on Tuesday. Dating back to early 4th century AD, the ruins have been closed to the public for the past seven years. Extending over 9,000 square metres, the site was erected at the turning point of the Roman and Byzantine worlds when Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximianus (293-311 AD) chose Thessaloniki as the seat of the eastern part of the Roman Empire.Considered to be the most significant monumental group in Thessaloniki, the site was rediscovered in the second half of the 20th century during excavations. While the Apsidal Hall and other buildings at the archaeological site located at Navarinou Square are visible and accessible by the public, much was buried with the reconstruction of the city centre.The complex will reopen with an emphasis on increased security, which will see seven guards monitoring the site during visiting hours. The Galerian Palace Complex (Navarinou Square and Demetriou Gounari Street) will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 9.00 am-3.00 pm. For more information, visit galeriuspalace.culture.gr/en/
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAn annual public ceremony was held Thursday to honor San Diego Police officers who have died in the line of duty.The ceremony, which was held at the SDPD headquarters in downtown at 11 a.m., honored fallen officers from over the 129-year history of the law enforcement agency. May 3, 2018 , Updated: 5:15 PM Public ceremony held to honor SDPD officers killed in line of duty Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 3, 2018
The race for Washougal mayor, between incumbent Sean Guard and fire captain Earl Scott, might be for naught Nov. 5 if a controversial proposition passes.Among the most hotly debated issues in the past decade for the city, Proposition 1 would change the city’s government from a mayor-council form, with a strong mayor who sits atop the administrative pecking order, to a council-manager form, in which a council-appointed mayor has a more symbolic role.In July, the Washougal City Council unanimously voted to place the proposition on the ballot. Many councilmembers say they want to see a change in government, even if it would nullify the Nov. 5 mayoral election. Some spend the days leading up to the election canvassing neighborhoods, knocking on doors and talking to residents about the proposition.Even as councilmembers work to drum up support for the proposition by highlighting their disagreements with Guard, they say the proposal to change Washougal’s form of government isn’t intended as a personal attack against the mayor.“I don’t think (Guard) has been a bad mayor, but seven people on council voted to put this on the ballot, so that has to tell you something,” said Councilwoman Joyce Lindsay, whose Washougal First! political action committee is raising money for the pro-proposition campaign.
Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has decided to give priority to youth in the membership drive as the leaders believe that it is the votes of the youth which matter in the upcoming elections. The party leaders are of the opinion that the party needs young blood and pointed that the recent success of the BJP in the State was because of the youth force, which helped the saffron party win four Lok Sabha constituencies including three in the Northern part of the State which has been the bastion of the TRS. Also Read – ZP chief Lingala Kamal Raj stresses on importance of book reading in Khammam Advertise With Us According to the TRS leaders, the BJP got good number of seats from the State because of the following of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the reports, the young voters had voted for the BJP hence they won four seats. Whereas the BJP does not even have cadre in villages to get votes and it was evident in the Assembly elections, said a senior TRS leader. Also Read – SCCL art expo witnesses huge rush on 3rd day in Kothagudem Advertise With Us The party has decided to give priority to the youth in the ongoing membership drive. According to sources, the in-charges have been asked to give priority to youth and also to the women particularly from the weaker sections. Apart from giving membership, the party is also planning to give importance to the youth in the party committees in the districts. During the party in-charges meeting, TRS working president K T Rama Rao wanted the leaders to give importance to weaker sections by giving 51 per cent posts.
Atiqul IslamIn the face of persistent complaints that drivers on the country’s roads are often drug-addled, Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam has said dope tests for drivers is set to be introduced.”The process of introducing the test is underway,” he said after attending a meeting with a group of students leading the movement for safe roads at the DNCC office in Gulshan.DNCC organised the meeting with the group of students from several universities in Dhaka and representatives of some concerned authorities including Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and Dhaka Metropolitan Police.The DNCC organised the programme following a Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student’s death in a recent road accident in the city.During the conversation, the students placed some demands including setting up zebra crossings instead of foot-over bridges, making BRTA free from brokers and corruption, installing of digital traffic signals, stopping the plying of buses on contractual basis, and half-fare for students.Giving consent to those demands, the mayor said, “The city corporation has decided to set up push buttons flashlights on zebra crossings, construct footbridges, passenger shades.”The DNCC mayor requested BRTA to undertake all necessary steps to launch an automated system to check vehicles fitness. He also requested private institutions to come forward for giving driving trainings for the drivers.The DNCC mayor said they had started constructing a model road from Malibagh to Kuril Biswa Road.
Popular on Variety Chinese video streaming firm iQIYI lost over $1.3 billion in 2018, as revenues and subscriber numbers ballooned. The deepening losses reflected ever higher spending on original content production.Announcing its first full-year financials since a March IPO that launched it onto the NASDAQ, iQIYI said that it lost $1.3 billion (RMB9.1 billion) last compared with RMB3.7 billion in 2017. It lost $506 million (RMB3.5 billion) in the last three months alone. Revenues climbed by 52% year on year to $3.6 billion (RMB25.0 billion)The company operates a hybrid model of free-to-use, ad-supported content and paid-for subscriptions. At the end of 2018, it had increased its total subscribing members to 87.4 million (98% of whom were paying subscribers) from 50.8 million a year earlier, for a gain of 72%. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “We are confident in generating growth across the board, led by membership services which has demonstrated continued momentum. We maintain our strategic focus on producing original premium content, and will continue to advance our technology innovation and nurture our ecosystem to fully leverage the tremendous IP value in our content,” said founder and CEO Tim Gong Yu.“Membership business continued to be the main engine driving our growth… 2018 was also a transition year for us, as we devoted more resources towards producing original content which added pressure to our margins,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer of iQIYI. “We believe our investment in premium content will prove to be very rewarding and help better position the company for long-term growth.”iQIYI’s parent company, China’s online search leader Baidu, also published its annual results on Friday. These showed revenues of $14.9 billion, up 28% from 2017, or 31% excluding the impact of announced divestures. Baidu’s net for 2018 were $4.01 billion (RMB 27.6 billion), increasing 51% from 2017. For the continuing businesses the profit figure was $4.89 billion(RMB 33.6 billion), up 52%.The news announcement was made after the close of Thursday trading on the NASDAQ. Shares of iQIYI were little changed at $22.76 apiece. After hours they drifted down to $22.65. That compared with an IPO price of $18 per share. Baidu shares, also listed on the NASDAQ in ADR form, were up 3% on Thursday ahead of its results announcement, closing at $171.81.
Firefox 65: Task Manager with Memory readings by Martin Brinkmann on January 09, 2019 in Firefox – 11 commentsMozilla is working on integrating a Task Manager of sorts into the Firefox web browser. I looked at Mozilla’s plans back in October 2018; basically, what Mozilla wanted to do back then was to replace the existing about:performance page with a new page that would highlight open tabs, extensions, and other content, and reveal the memory usage and energy impact of each loaded element to the user.Users would get options to deal with loaded elements, e.g. close tabs, to deal with content types that use a lot of memory or energy.Mozilla launched the Task Manager in Firefox 64.0 officially. It listed open tabs and add-ons, and the energy impact of each. While that is useful information, the lack of memory readings made the Task Manager less useful at this point in development.In Firefox 65, memory readings are added to the Task Manager to make it more useful. Firefox 65 is scheduled to be released on January 29, 2019.Firefox users may load about:performance in the browser directly to display the loaded components in the browser.Firefox lists all loaded webpages and add-ons in the interface. The name of each loaded component and its energy impact and memory usage is listed. The readings are updated automatically while the page is open.The only interactive options in Firefox 65 are to close tabs that are open by clicking on the close x-icon on hover over the row, and to open extensions in the add-ons manager.Mozilla works on additional features such as column sorting to sort by highest/lowest memory use or energy impact, or by type.The Task Manager appears to have no keyboard shortcut mapped to it at this point in time. Firefox users may open it either directly by typing about:performance in the browser’s address bar, or by selecting Menu > More Tools > Task Manager. The last option is similar to how Google Chrome provides access to the Task Manager.Chrome users may use the shortcut Shift-Esc to launch the Task Manager of the browser.How does it compare to Chrome’s Task Manager?Chrome’s Task Manager launches in a window and not in a tab. Chrome displays memory, CPU, and network information for each loaded tab and extension, and supports the sorting of the data.Mozilla’s Task Manager displays the energy impact which Google Chrome does not.Lastly, Chrome users may use Shift-Esc to launch the Task Manager.What I would like to see in the Firefox Task ManagerThe Firefox Task Manager looks as if it could become a useful tool for users of the browser. For that, I’d like to see the following features implemented.Mapping of a shortcut to launch the Task Manager quickly using the keyboard only.Option to launch the Firefox Task Manager in its own window.More data, e.g. network, storage and CPU readings.Sorting of columns.Search functionality.History feature to display the average usage of a site or extension over time.Now You: What is your take on Firefox’s Task Manager?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 65: Task Manager with Memory readingsDescriptionIn Firefox 65, memory readings are added to the Task Manager to make it more useful. Firefox 65 is scheduled to be released on January 29, 2019.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017 UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient in Europe to be… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more Related Content Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more Dr. Kristin Higgens from Emory Explains a Novel PET-CT Linac SystemVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:48Loaded: 2.79%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018 Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy March 26, 2018 — Radiotherapy treatment… read more Videos | October 29, 2018 VIDEO: Biologically Guided Radiation Therapy Using Real-time PET Imaging Kristin Higgins read more Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017 Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Halcyon system,… read more News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018 IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton… read more March 11, 2009 – One of the leading cancer centers in the Middle East has acquired two advanced radiotherapy devices from Varian Medical Systems equipped with RapidArc technology for fast and precise treatments. Al Amal Hospital in Doha, Qatar, is replacing four-year-old linear accelerators with Trilogy and Clinac iX devices, aiming to provide patients with more modern and efficient treatments. The new equipment, ordered in February and scheduled to be installed in May, will enable clinicians in Qatar’s only radiation therapy center to begin treatments using RapidArc, Varian’s latest technology for delivering image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with greater precision and up to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT.Dr. Noora Mohammed Al-Hammadi, head of the department of radiation oncology, said, “Evidence suggests that RapidArc will revolutionize the way IMRT is delivered and potentially improve patient outcomes. Faster treatment that more closely conform radiation doses to the size, shape and location of the tumor are always desirable in radiotherapy, for both machine throughput as well as patient outcomes. We are very excited about the potential of RapidArc.”RapidArc delivers a precise and efficient treatment in single or multiple arcs of the medical linear accelerator around the patient. Varian’s Clinac and Trilogy accelerators can target beams at a tumor while continuously rotating around the patient. Conventional IMRT treatments are slower for radiotherapists because they use many fixed angle beams rather than a continuous rotational beam. 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“Product and service innovations are a way for an airline to be noticed in a cluttered marketplace,” says Raymond Kollau, founder of airlinetrends.com. “It’s about differentiation, as fierce competition is forcing airlines to think of ways to stand out. At airlinetrends.com we are continuously on the lookout for innovative products and services launched by airlines around the world as a response to industry and consumer trends. The ‘2012 World’s Most Innovative Airlines’ ranking is based on our expert opinion of how well airlines around the world are responding to industry trends and changing consumer behavior. The airlines that have made it to our list do not necessarily feature on the various ‘best airlines in the world’ surveys that are published regularly. Instead, we aimed to select 10 airlines that have come up with interesting innovations in the past year, be it as part of a company culture of continuous innovation, a strategy to challenge the industry status quo, or as part of efforts to catch up after years of underinvestment.”Continues Kollau, “We believe each of the 10 airlines featured in our 2012 list stood out out from the crowd in the past year. For example, the ranking of airlines such as British Airways and Delta Air Lines is based on multi-billion dollar upgrade programs launched after years of underinvestment, while Korean Air and TAM from Brazil have introduced new cabins and many innovative service amenities in order to make their mark on the world stage. Qatar Airways and All Nippon Airways, meanwhile, are combining their rapid expansion with delivering a high-quality passenger experience, while KLM and AirAsia are pioneering innovative uses of social media. Tech-savvy Virgin America is at the forefront of developments in in-flight entertainment and connectivity, and Latvian-based airBaltic consistently comes up with innovative ancillary products.”The 2012 edition of “The World’s Most Innovative Airlines” report is available at www.airlinetrends.com. Korean Air tops airlinetrends.com’s 2012 ranking of the world’s most innovative airlines. The airline has established itself as a major hub carrier for passengers flying between Asia and North America via Seoul Incheon Airport, which itself is regarded as the best airport in the world. Recent product and service innovations launched by Korean Air include a duty free store, branded bar areas and women-only bathrooms on board its flagship A380s, while the airline offers thoughtful amenities such as a coat storage service and a women-only lounge at Incheon Airport. Korean Air also operates its own organic farm at South Korea’s Jeju island, using the produce for its in-flight meals.In second place comes British Airways, which after several difficult years has regained its footing with a host of innovative programs now in motion as part of a GBP 5 billion investment program. Overall, it will see BA’s customers benefitting from new aircraft, updated cabins, and an array of service improvements such as iPad-equipped cabin crew and ‘height cuisine’ catering. In third place is Delta Air Lines, which has undertaken a large number of initiatives to address quality and customer satisfaction as part of a USD 2 billion upgrade program. Recent product and service innovations from Delta include 24/7 assistance via social media, wireless in-flight entertainment, real-time lugagge tracking via mobile phones and an iPad-based ‘media bar’.The top ten list of innovative airlines is completed by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (4th), TAM Linhas Aeréas (5th), Qatar Airways (6th), Virgin America (7th), airBaltic (8th), AirAsia (9th) and All Nippon Airways (10th). Source = airlinetrends.com
Baseball Legend’s Former California Estate Lists for $2.41M in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology July 25, 2012 450 Views Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Celebrity Homes Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-07-25 Abby Gregory The Glendale, California, house that once belonged to sports legend Casey Stengel has hit the market for $2.41 million. The Mediterranean home, which was built in 1925, was Stengel’s life-long residence, and the baseball star called the property home until his death in 1975. “”According to””:http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hotprop-20120722,0,6783720,full.story the _LA Times_, veterinarian to the stars James C. Davis bought the house from Stengel’s estate in 1978; though he may not have made the Baseball Hall of Fame like Stengel, Davis enjoyed his own slice of the celebrity scene thanks to his impressive client roster which included post pets belonging to Cher and Marlon Brando. The 4,600-square-foot home encompasses nearly an acre of land, and the property boasts charming amenities like a pool house, tennis courts, and a fruit orchard, and G&C Properties’ “”Gerri Cragnotti””:http://www.gerricragnotti.com/ hold the listing.[COLUMN_BREAK][IMAGE]
Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing New,Former Nationstar VP Joins Pacific Union Financial In Texas, “”Pacific Union Financial””:http://www.pacificunionfinancial.com/, LLC hired Tim Wagner as SVP of marketing.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Wagner joins the company from Nationstar Mortgage, where he was VP of marketing. There, he directed the integrated and ecommerce marketing teams, supporting all corporate, servicing, and originations decisions. He has extensive experience using various integrated mortgage marketing models, bridging traditional and digital methodologies to surpass revenue and volume goals.””We are very excited to have a marketing professional of Tim’s caliber join Pacific Union,”” said Rick Skogg, president and CEO. “”In his role, he will help us enhance our marketing efforts and communication to our third party originators, build a comprehensive marketing program for our consumer direct retail and servicing platforms, and assist in our overall corporate branding efforts as Pacific Union continues on its aggressive growth path.”” August 14, 2013 384 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-08-14 Tory Barringer
Go back to the enewsletterCrystal River Cruises has revealed it will offload its three-year-old Crystal Mozart before the start of the 2020 season, with already booked guests to be re-accommodated on similar Danube sailings aboard Crystal Mahler or Crystal Ravel. Crystal Mozart was christened in Vienna by Elisabeth Gürtler, Managing Director of Vienna’s Hotel Sacher, on 11 July 2016.Crystal Mozart‘s departure will reduce the average age of Crystal River Cruises’ remaining fleet – identical sister-ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – to under two years, making it the youngest luxury ships in the river industry, the company said.At 135 metres long, Crystal River Cruises’ new ships are the most spacious in the industry, carrying only 106 guests, which is less than half of the guest count for ships that are similar in size, with staterooms averaging over 40% larger than the industry norm. Travellers are also served by twice as many crew members per guest, providing the renowned service for which Crystal is known.Crystal Mozart’s last Crystal voyage available to the public will embark 2 December 2019, from Vienna to Budapest.Crystal said the ship will join a Genting Cruise Lines’ venture that will be announced at a later date. Crystal’s parent company is Genting Hong Kong. Genting Hong Kong owns and operates the Asian-based Dream Cruises and Star Cruises brands.Go back to the enewsletter
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