Lawrence Ho says Melcos China ties will drive Japanese IR growth

first_img Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul “I am not saying we’re not going to attract visitors from other parts of the world but we do have a huge China database and I think what will really drive Japan’s tourism growth is going to be its closest neighbor.”Ho added that “what differentiates Melco from our competitors is that we want to continue to experiment. We’re very lucky to have gaming revenues to subsidize some of these [entertainment] investments.”The Melco boss also provided clarification on last week’s decision to cease VIP gaming at Studio City from January 2020, pointing to the need for a more efficient distribution of the company’s gaming table allocation. The focus by flagship Macau IR City of Dreams on the Premium Mass segment, with Studio City catering for the mass market, laid the groundwork for the decision, Ho said, although he didn’t discard a change in strategy if more gaming tables were granted in the future.In the meantime, Melco has quickly put a recent allocation of 40 more gaming tables by the government to good use, having previously “relocated 40 gaming tables from within City of Dreams general mass area into Morpheus,” upon the latter’s opening in 2018.“These 40 new tables are being put back into the general gaming area for City of Dreams and are in operation as we speak,” Ho said.He also confirmed that the development of Phase 2 of Studio City, a non-gaming project devised to extend the property’s entertainment options, has been temporarily put on hold pending the approval of some administrative formalities. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Melco Resorts’ deep roots with Chinese customers would give it a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting visitors to Japan should it win a Japanese IR license, according to the company’s Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho.“I think our track record on entertainment, our focus on premium guests and the fact that we have a huge China database” make Melco a leading contender to operate a Japan IR, Ho explained during a media event ahead of Wednesday’s premiere of new Studio City resident stunt show Elekron. Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR movelast_img read more

Kalank 1stday box office collection AliaVarun film beats Kesari to be biggest

first_img2Kesari Mar 2221.06 Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in Kalank.YouTubeKalank starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan has registered a good response on its opening day. Initial trends show that its collection will surpass Rs 20 crore net mark at the Indian box office on the first day.Kalank is one of the most-awaited and highly-talked about Hindi movies of 2019. Its ensemble cast of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt has created a lot of curiosity about the movie. The palatial sets and elaborate costumes featured in its promos showed that the film is going to be an extravagant visual feast and doubled the viewers’ expectations.The distributors booked 4000 screens in India and 1300 in the overseas market in a bid to cash in on the hysteria surrounding Kalank and it is the widest release for Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. The movie hit the screens on Wednesday, which happens to be a holiday on the account Mahaveer Jayanti. The hype helped the film record good advance booking and made sure a good opening for it.After seeing these aspects, trade analysts opined that Kanank would start with a bang and become the biggest Bollywood opener for the year. As predicted, the movie has taken off to a good start and registered an average of 40 per cent occupancy in the cinema halls across the domestic market in the morning shows on the first day. The film also ran to packed houses in some centres. Kalank poster with all the lead stars.PR HandoutsThe Abhishek Varman-directed film has impressed most of the viewers and received positive talks from them. When compared to morning and matinee shows, Kalank had a huge amount of advance booking for its evening shows on the first day. A strong word of mouth boosted its collection even further in these shows.Kalank has collected Rs 21.60 crore net at the Indian box office on the first day. It has become the become the biggest opener for Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. The movie has also shattered the records of Kesari and Gully Boy and become the biggest Bollywood opener of the year.Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Kalank starts with a bang… Emerges biggest opener of 2019 *so far*… Plexes terrific… Impressive cast and hype + massive screen count [4000] + #MahavirJayanti holiday have contributed to a big total… Wed ₹ 21.60 cr. India biz.”Here is the list of top biggest opening Hindi films of this year. These collections are in rupees, net and crore. The numbers are based on various sources and they may vary from the actual figures.RankRankMovieMovieReleaseReleaseCollectionCollectionRank1MovieKalankReleaseApr 17Collection21.60Rank2MovieKesari ReleaseMar 22Collection21.06Rank3MovieGully BoyReleaseFeb 14Collection19.40Rank4MovieTotal Dhamaal ReleaseFeb 22Collection16.50Rank5MovieManikarnika: The Queen Of JhansiReleaseJan 25Collection08.75 1KalankApr 1721.60 i 3Gully BoyFeb 1419.40center_img RankMovieReleaseCollection 4Total Dhamaal Feb 2216.50 5Manikarnika: The Queen Of JhansiJan 2508.75last_img read more

Ajay Devgn on MeToo accused celebs We cant be unfair to those

first_imgPictured: Ajay DevgnVarinder ChawlaAjay Devgn, who was some time ago was in controversy for working with rape-accused Alok Nath in De De Pyaar De, spoke about the #MeToo movement and his reason behind working with Alok.The senior actor opined that one should not work with the guilty ones, but if someone is not proven guilty, it is unfair to shun them out.”There’s a difference between ‘accused’ and ‘proven guilty. One must definitely not work with those proven guilty. But those who haven’t been, we can’t be unfair to them. What about their families? I know an accused, whose daughter was so traumatised, she stopped eating and going to school,” Ajay told Filmfare.Ajay was vehemently slammed earlier for having Alok, who is accused of raping a woman decades ago, in his movie. However, the actor had then clarified that Alok had shot for the film much before the accusations were made.”Coming to the question of having worked with Mr Alok Nath in my film De De Pyar De, here I must put certain things in perspective. This film was supposed to be an October 2018 release. The shoot of the film got over by last September. The portions with Mr Alok Nath were canned by August in Manali The said portions were shot over 40 days across various sets and an outdoor location with a combination of over 10 actors. By the time the allegations came out (in October 2018) the actors in the film including me had already started work on other films,” he had said.Meanwhile, after the success of De De Pyaar De, Ajay has a couple of promising upcoming movies including Tanaji: The Unsung Warrior and Bhuj: The Pride of India.last_img read more

IEEE 80211ad approval steps up marketplace WiGig

first_img(—IEEE has adopted a new standard, 802.11ad, which marks the advent of 7Gbps wireless. The newly approved standard will be commercially known as WiGig, and the technology behind WiGig is seen as a step forward for wireless mobile use; data transfer rates will be over ten times the maximum speed previously enabled within the IEEE 802.11 standard. This involves fast speeds over short distances; the standard will deliver 7Gbps speeds over 60GHz frequencies. The IEEE announced that its standards board approved the 802.11ad for providing data rates up to 7 Gbps in an announcement this month. “This amendment is a perfect complement to the existing IEEE 802.11 standard,” said the announcement, “acting as the foundation for tri-band networking, wireless docking, wired equivalent data transfer rates and uncompressed streaming video.”That last point is noteworthy in understanding the impact of the new standard, as 802.11ad is not designed to serve as a replacement for consumers’ wireless networks; the new standard is designed to complement existing Wi-Fi by providing a fast, direct link between devices. The results would be seen in device docks and wireless peripheral interconnects.he IEEE 802.11ad “fast session transfer” feature enables wireless devices to seamlessly transition between the 60 GHz frequency band and 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The ability to move between the bands in this fashion carries the advantage of computing devices being “best connected.” They can operate with optimal performance and range.The new standard is expected to appear in consumer electronics next year. Wilocity, a developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, which is on the WiGig Alliance board, has been talking about a first wave of products for consumers, including a Dell Ultrabook, and tri-band reference product. Wilocity and Dell announced a WiGig-enabled product, and the company has technology partnerships with Marvell and Qualcomm Atheros. QualComm and Wilocity launched their tri-band reference design that combines 802.11ac and 802.11ad wireless capabilities on a single module at CES 2013. Such modules will grant devices simultaneous access to 2.4-5GHz and 60GHz bands. Wilocity and Qualcomm Atheros’ Tri-band system allows Ultrabook users to connect to peripherals such as docks, displays and storage at multi-gigabit speeds, while maintaining standard Wi-Fi coverage throughout the enterprise. As for the Wilocity and Marvell partnership, Marvell chose Wilocity in order to accelerate Marvell’s deployment of WiGig-compliant wireless platforms for computing, networking infrastructure and consumer electronics.”IEEE 802.11 is undergoing a continuous process of refinement and innovation to address the evolving needs of the marketplace, and there is no better proof of that fact than IEEE 802.11ad,” said Bruce Kraemer, chair of the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group. “By migrating up to the next ISM band (60 GHz), we break ground on new spectrum for IEEE 802.11, enable an order of magnitude improvement in performance and enable usages that have never before been possible with existing IEEE 802.11—namely wireless docking and streaming video.” Explore further © 2013 Marvell, Wilocity working on 60GHz 802.11ad wireless chipsets Citation: IEEE 802.11ad approval steps up marketplace WiGig (2013, January 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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

12member panel to draw up TMCs poll strategy

first_imgKolkata: A 12-member committee has been formed under the directions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comprising several ministers inorder to determine strategies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the party’s secretary general Partha Chatterjee said on Sunday.The committee would look at the applications by aspiring candidates and forward a short list to Banerjee, he told reporters here. The members are Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Bakshi, Abhishek Banerjee, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Aroop Biswas, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Shashi Panja, Malay Ghatak, Jyotipriyo Mallick, Suvendu Adhikari and Derek O’ Brien. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe committee will prepare the blueprint for the election campaign and get it ratified by Banerjee. He said in the last meeting of the party, she had sought the bio-data of those who were willing to fight the elections. Chatterjee said the vandalism of the BJP that is causing serious disturbance to the peaceful atmosphere in Bengal will be the main highlight during the poll campaign. “In the name of “Sankalpa yatra” they have taken the “sankalpa” (pledge) to destabilise Bengal. They are spreading hate politics and trying to incite one community against the other,” he said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataChatterjee also added: “In the name of “Sankalpa yatra”, the BJP supporters tried to create trouble in Kolkata and incite one community against the other.” He maintained that the BJP had no political agenda in Bengal except stalling the development projects taken up by Banerjee. “Despite the huge loan burden, the Mamata Banerjee government has carried out all-round development in Bengal. The BJP has become jealous and is trying to stall it. But their venture will not be effective as the people have seen the development that has taken place.” The minister further said that the Trinamool Congress works with the people throughout the year and this is the USP of the party. “The BJP leaders who are coming to Bengal and flying back to Delhi after attending rallies do not have any ground in Bengal and that is why they have to find out space where their helicopters can land,” he said, adding: “The people in Bengal know that they get Trinamool leaders by their side throughout the year and this is the main strength of the party.” He also added that the leaders would go to the people and request them to maintain cool and not to get swayed by rumours or any attempt to divide them. “BJP has failed to understand the political heritage of Bengal. We believe in communal harmony and peace and any attempt to disturb it will be foiled by the people.” Sunday’s ‘Sankalp yatra’ bike rally is a part of the BJP’s countrywide pre-poll exercise to establish connect with the masses. BJP workers clashed with the police in several places of the state while taking part in the rally. “These attempts will be dealt with strongly by the administration,” Chatterjee said.last_img read more

Remote Mobile Payment Market to hit 4490 CAGR Growth by 2026

first_imgGlobal Remote Mobile Payment Market valued approximately USD 1707.22 billion in 2018 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 44.90% over the forecast period 2019-2026. The Remote Mobile Payment Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. The Remote mobile payment occurs when the retailer is far off, and a customer wishes to purchase goods via SMS text message or mobile website with their mobile phones. Remote mobile payment offers a secure and safe payment method. The data security is precisely maintained and with advancement in technology the remote mobile payment option is also being developed further. The remote mobile payment technology is being used in various sectors such as retail, IT, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare and many more. Rising penetration of smartphones in both the developed and developing countries, emergence of near field communication and rising adoption of big data and Internet of Things are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period.Request for a sample copy of this report @, rising government initiatives and technological innovations that has enabled real time authentication of personnel’s is the factors that likely to create numerous opportunity in the near future. However, data security concerns and complications associated with processing mobile payments such as threat of financial details of the card owner are the factors that hampering the growth of the market during the forecast period.The regional analysis of Global Remote Mobile Payment Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to rising adoption of smartphones among people and early adoption of latest technology in the region. Europe is also estimated to grow at significant growth rate in the global Remote Mobile Payment market due to rising government initiatives to promote digital currency over the upcoming years. Further, Asia-Pacific is also anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2019-2026 due to large consumer base of smartphone in the region.The major market player included in this report are: Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., Dh Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Xiaomi, Visa Inc.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Request for a Discount Sample @ Type:Peer-to-PeerM-commerceBy Application:RetailHospitality and TourismIT & TelecommunicationBFSIMedia and EntertainmentOthersBy Regions:North America- U.S., CanadaEurope- UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, JapanLatin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2016, 2017Base year – 2018Forecast period – 2019 to 2026Target Audience of the Global Waterjet Cutting Machine Consumables Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsAccess Full Summery @ of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Remote Mobile Payment Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3 Remote Mobile Payment Market DynamicsChapter 4 Remote Mobile Payment Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by ApplicationChapter 6 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8 Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9.    Research Process9.1.    Research Process9.1.1.    Data Mining9.1.2.    Analysis9.1.3.    Market Estimation9.1.4.    Validation9.1.5.    Publishing9.1.6.    Research AssumptionAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Wednesday, April 24. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 19:35Crash in Doxey#Stafford Red Watch attended 2 car collision in #Doxey with @OFFICIALWMAS & @StaffsPolice. Thankfully no serious injuries, vehicles made safe. #notjustfires— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) April 24, 201917:26Six-minute delays on A500Queuing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Travel time is six minutes. 17:04Breakdown on M6A broken down car transporter has closed lane 1 on #M6 southbound between #junction 19 over tabley and # junction 18 holmes chapel. Sorry for any delay in area. #Traffic Officers at scene and dealing @NWmwaypolice— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) April 24, 201916:51Arrest made after bin arson attackOvernight there have been a series of bins set alight in the town centre. Following CCTV enquires by local officers, a Male has now been arrested on suspicion of Arson. ����— Hanley Police (@Hanleypolice) April 24, 201916:42Four-minute delays in Trent ValeSlow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is four minutes. 16:34Getting busier on the D-Road Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Northbound between A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). 16:34Congestion in Joiners SquareUsual congestion on A52 Leek Road in both directions at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square).16:34Downpour slows M6 trafficStop-start traffic on M6 in both directions between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.The cameras show that there has been a recent downpour in the area. 16:25Take care out there!With a yellow weather ⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ in place for the region for #thunderstorms & heavy rain please take care on your drive home this afternoon & adjust your driving to the road conditions #drivetoarrive— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) April 24, 201916:22Take care on wet roads⚠️ roads are more likely to be slippery after rain ☔️ falls following a long dry period, this is due to the usual rubber,oil & bitumen not being washed away. Take care and drive to the conditions ��— Staffs Police TST (@Tactical_Police) April 24, 201916:11Busy in SmallthorneHeavy traffic on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts). 15:54Congestion on Vicky RoadUsual congestion on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road. 15:54Trouble on the M6#M6 northbound between j5 #CastleBromwich & J6 #SpagettiJunction Lanes 1, 2 & 3 of 4 is closed due to a multi vehicle collision— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) April 24, 201915:29Drugs arrests in CannockTwo men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a stop in Cannock yesterday afternoon (April 23). The men were arrested after a car was stopped in Foster Avenue at 5.30pm. A 28-year-old from West Bromwich was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and possession of an offensive weapon. A 31-year-old from Castle Vale in Birmingham was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. 15:25Storms a-comin’#Thunderstorms have now developed across the Midlands and are heading their way northwards – stay #weatheraware— Met Office (@metoffice) April 24, 201915:25Congestion in Trent ValeUsual congestion on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 13:17Leek Road busy but movingThe A52 Leek Road is busy but moving near Hanley.13:17Slow traffic at Smallthorne RoundaboutSlow traffic reported at Smallthorne roundabouts.13:16Queueing traffic on the A530 at MiddlewichQueueing traffic on A530 Middlewich Road in both directions near the Rising Sun Inn. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights are in operation.12:58Woman jailed for selling puppies without licence after police find 39 dogs Police also found false documents including vaccination certificates and Kennel Club papers. More here. 11:26Weather warning for thunderstorms issued for North StaffordshireThe warning is in force throughout the afternoon and into this evening. More here 09:10Lane closed on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from Stafford Services to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed. 07:58Reports of collision in NantwichWe’re getting reports of a collision on London Road in Nantwich07:44Usual congestion on A50Usual congestion on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 07:40Leek Road busy but movingA52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square).07:33Youths charged following robberies in Staffordshire townThe pair will appear in court later today. More here.07:14Slow traffic on A50Slow traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). In the roadworks area.Due to a lane closure.07:13Queueing traffic on A500Queueing traffic on A500 in both directions at M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). 07:13Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of three) is closed.07:13Good morningWe’ll be bringing you the latest news and travel updates throughout the day. Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes last_img read more

Magic Leap unveils Mica a humanlike AI in augmented reality

first_imgIn the keynote of their developer conference L.E.A.P., which took place Wednesday, Magic Leap showed a demo of their new human-like AI. Dubbed, Mica, she can communicate with a viewer through the company’s augmented reality glasses, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition. Basically, Mica is a short-haired woman who can express facial expressions closely resembling a normal human. She does not speak but can still communicate in warm ways with the viewer. The project was presented at the Magic Leap L.E.A.P. event by Andrew Rabinovich, head of AI at Magic Leap, and John Monos, head of human-centered AI. According to the keynote, Mica is their prototype for developing systems to create digital human representations. The first prototype came up with a realistic eye gaze and eye movement. Artificial Intelligence components were then added to track users and look them in the eye. Additional AI elements were then added for body language and posture. According to Nick Whiting from Epic Games, Mica is powered by Unreal Engine 4. Magic Leap focused on creating natural facial expressions that can emote in believable ways. Their main goal was to create facial elements that connect users to her. Mica came out as an ideal interface to human-centered AI that evokes natural reactions from the users. Mica gets the interactions and intelligence to how people expect. User focus becomes the temperament for Mica, her personality traits, and mannerism are aligned to how the users are with her. VentureBeat’s correspondent was invited for a demo of Mica. Per his experience, “ I walked into a  physical room and sat in a chair. Mica was sitting at the table in the same room. She smiled at me and look at me. I was struck that she wasn’t just looking at me. She was looking in my eyes. She tilted her head from side to side. When I noticed how attentive she was, I moved my head forward and looked in her eyes. She did the same and looked at me. I moved my head back and she moved her head back too. She was mimicking some of the movements that she saw me make. She didn’t talk, but that is coming in the future.” Magic Leap’s Mica is a clear indication of what the virtual assistant future will look like for most people in the very near future. Read more about Magic Leap’s L.E.A.P conference to know what else was announced. You may also watch the keynote. Read Next Magic Leap teams with Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium Studios to enhance Augmented Reality. Understanding the hype behind Magic Leap’s New Augmented Reality Headsets. Magic Leap One, the first mixed reality headsets by Magic Leap, is now available at $2295.last_img read more

The Future of Cloud lies in revisiting the designs and limitations of

first_imgLast week, researchers at the UC Berkeley released a research paper titled ‘Serverless Computing: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’, which highlights some pitfalls in the current serverless architectures. Researchers have also explored the challenges that should be addressed to utilize the complete potential that the cloud can offer to innovative developers. Cloud isn’t being used to the fullest The researchers have termed cloud as “the biggest assemblage of data capacity and distributed computing power ever available to the general public, managed as a service”. The cloud today is being used as an outsourcing platform for standard enterprise data services. In order to leverage the actual potential of the cloud to the fullest, creative developers need programming frameworks. The majority of cloud services are simply multi-tenant, easier-to-administer clones of legacy enterprise data services such as object storage, databases, queueing systems, and web/app servers. Off late, the buzz for serverless computing–a platform in the cloud where developers simply upload their code, and the platform executes it on their behalf as needed at any scale–is on the rise. This is because public cloud vendors have started offering new programming interfaces under the banner of serverless computing. The researchers support this with a Google search trend comparison where the term “serverless” recently matched the historic peak of popularity of the phrase “Map Reduce” or “MapReduce”. Source: They point out that the notion of serverless computing is vague enough to allow optimists to project any number of possible broad interpretations on what it might mean. Hence, in this paper, they have assessed the field based on the serverless computing services that vendors are actually offering today and also see why these services are a disappointment given that the cloud has a bigger potential. A Serverless architecture based on FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) is the commonly used and more descriptive name for the core of serverless offerings from the public cloud providers. Typical FaaS offerings today support a variety of languages (e.g., Python, Java, Javascript, Go), allow programmers to register functions with the cloud provider, and enable users to declare events that trigger each function. The FaaS infrastructure monitors the triggering events, allocates a runtime for the function, executes it, and persists the results. The user is billed only for the computing resources used during function invocation. Building applications on FaaS not only requires data management in both persistent and temporary storage but also mechanisms to trigger and scale function execution. According to the researchers, cloud providers are quick to emphasize that serverless is not only FaaS, but it is, FaaS supported by a “standard library”: the various multi-tenanted, autoscaling services provided by the vendor; for instance, S3 (large object storage), DynamoDB (key-value storage), SQS (queuing services), and more. However, current FaaS solutions are good for simple workloads of independent tasks such as parallel tasks embedded in Lambda functions, or jobs to be run by the proprietary cloud services. However, when it comes to use cases that involve stateful tasks, these FaaS have a surprisingly high latency. These realities limit the attractive use cases for FaaS today, discouraging new third-party programs that go beyond the proprietary service offerings from the vendors. Limitations of the current FaaS offering No recoverability Function invocations are shut down by the Lambda infrastructure automatically after 15 minutes. Lambda may keep the function’s state cached in the hosting VM in order to support a ‘warm start’ state. However, there is no way to ensure that subsequent invocations are run on the same VM. Hence functions must be written assuming that state will not be recoverable across invocations. I/O Bottlenecks Lambdas usually connect to cloud services or shared storage across a network interface. This means moving data across nodes or racks. With FaaS, things appear even worse than the network topology would suggest. Recent studies show that a single Lambda function can achieve on average 538 Mbps network bandwidth. This is an order of magnitude slower than a single modern SSD. Worse, AWS appears to attempt to pack Lambda functions from the same user together on a single VM, so the limited bandwidth is shared by multiple functions. The result is that as compute power scales up, per-function bandwidth shrinks proportionately. With 20 Lambda functions, average network bandwidth was 28.7Mbps—2.5 orders of magnitude slower than a single SSD. Communication Through Slow Storage Lambda functions can only communicate through an autoscaling intermediary service. As a corollary, a client of Lambda cannot address the particular function instance that handled the client’s previous request: there is no “stickiness” for client connections. Hence maintaining state across client calls require writing the state out to slow storage, and reading it back on every subsequent call. No Specialized Hardware FaaS offerings today only allow users to provision a time slice of a CPU hyperthread and some amount of RAM; in the case of AWS Lambda, one determines the other. There is no API or mechanism to access specialized hardware. These constraints, combined with some significant shortcomings in the standard library of FaaS offerings, substantially limit the scope of feasible serverless applications. The researchers conclude, “We see the future of cloud programming as far, far brighter than the promise of today’s serverless FaaS offerings. Getting to that future requires revisiting the designs and limitations of what is being called ‘serverless computing’ today.” They believe cloud programmers need to build a programmable framework that goes beyond FaaS, to dynamically manage the allocation of resources in order to meet user-specified performance goals for both compute and for data. The program analysis and scheduling issues are likely to open up significant opportunities for more formal research, especially for data-centric programs. To know more this research in detail, read the complete research paper. Read Next Introducing GitLab Serverless to deploy cloud-agnostic serverless functions and applications Introducing ‘Pivotal Function Service’ (alpha): an open, Kubernetes based, multi-cloud serverless framework for developer workloads Introducing numpywren, a system for linear algebra built on a serverless architecturelast_img read more

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first_img RelatedAer Lingus to increase baggage feesAer Lingus to increase baggage feesRyanair risks check-in baggage fee hikeBudget Irish airline Ryanair has taken a risk in raising check-in baggage and airport check-in fees.Ryanair hand luggage explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceWhat is Ryanair’s luggage allowance and how can you avoid any last-minute hand baggage charges? Here’s everything you need to know… Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced planned changes to its current checked baggage policy.From May 5th, passengers will have to pay €10 (£8) to check luggage into the hold, an increase on the previous €9 charge. Fees for airport check-in will also rise from €4 to €5 as the airline seeks to encourage more passengers to use its online check-in services and limit luggage to the 10kg carry-on allowance.Peter Sherrard, head of communications at Ryanair explained that 40 percent of the airline’s customers currently avoid these fees by only travelling with hand luggage and using online check-in. “Online check-in is faster, more efficient and costs Ryanair less,” he explained. “There is no doubt that it is the future for air travel.” Across the Atlantic, US carrier American Airlines revealed revisions to its baggage policy earlier this week. From May 12th, passengers will be required to pay $25 (£12) to check a second bag on flights.Similar changes have been introduced by several carriers over recent months as airlines seek alternative ways to cope with the increased cost of fuel. US Airways, United, Virgin America, AirTran Airways and Malaysia’s AirAsia have all made changes to luggage fees since the start of the year. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgBy Andria KadesState doctors will strike every day if need be to pressure deputies into withdrawing a draft bill raising their retirement age from 65 to 68, their union (PASYKI) leader Soteris Koumas said on Saturday.Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, he said this bill essentially serves to benefit management – a handful of people within hospitals – while there are countless doctors working for the state on a temporary contract basis that is continuously extended.Contract doctors’ union SESIK also issued a statement on Saturday saying raising the retirement age poses risks to patients and blasted deputies for discussing the draft bill “while contract doctors are stuck in a regime of job insecurity with humiliating wages, without the possibility of any career development and without a future.”Furthermore, Koumas went on to say the practise of extending the age of retirement was only applied to doctors and not any other state employees, including others within the hospital such as nurses.This is essentially why state doctors are proceeding to strike on Monday for six hours, starting at 8:30am – an hour after they arrive at work – to 2:30pm, while the union called on deputies to think twice about the draft bill.“Patients who have appointments will unfortunately not be served, only the very urgent instances which require immediate care will be seen to, ensuring no patients will be at risk,” Koumas said.“I understand people’s fears for Monday but we can’t continuously take advantage of the fact that because health is a sensitive matter, doctors should never react to anything… why should we bear all the brunt of responsibility?”If the proposal, set to be discussed by the House finance committee on Monday, is not rescinded, Koumas said “we will discuss on a daily basis and proceed with escalating measures.”The plan is for the proposal to head to the plenum for a vote on Thursday.“We do believe there is time until Monday to resolve the problem,” Koumas added.He sought to clarify the strike measures were solely related to the retirement age proposal and nothing to do with the issue of how many patients government doctors see each day, which also saw them threatening to take measures this week.Asked if either of the measures have anything to do with health minister Giorgos Pamborides’ recent announcement to implement a mini National Health Scheme, Koumas completely ruled it out saying “we have a number of letters dating back a long time ago to prove it,” which were sent to the ministry.An announcement by PASYKI earlier this week said as of Monday, members should examine 20 patients a day while GPs should see 30.“We have to finally understand what the medical profession actually means. Seeing all these situations around us, we are forced to react because they have left us to God’s mercy,” Koumas said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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"In total,爱上海Lamont, but would simply allow homicide charges to be brought against anyone who kills an unborn fetus.Towing the line of its ideological partner the BJP has brought in Union minister Arun Jaitley whose visit to the state on Sunday would surely take this boiling issue to the brim Jaitley is set to visit the house of Rajesh the RSS Karyavah from Thiruvananthapuram who was hacked to death by local goons owing allegiance to the CPM The defence minister who is expected to take part in a commemoration event for Rajesh would also meet other victims of alleged CPM brutality in the capital city If sources are to be believed more such visits are likely in the coming few weeks RSS takes control Political analysts in the state say that a strong intervention by the state RSS was inevitable considering the pitiable state of affairs that the BJP finds itself in That the BJP in the state had been on the back foot since the news of corruption stumbled out from within the party itself a few weeks ago is a well-documented fact If senior sources in the state unit are to be believed Amit Shah has been terribly upset over the loss of face the party had suffered in Kerala “We should realise that in Kerala the RSS had always been more powerful than the BJP at the grassroots In fact there are more RSS shakhas in Kerala than in Gujarat Now with the BJP state leadership proving to be an utter failure it was only a matter of time until the RSS intervened But then the situation becomes more precarious for the CPM as dealing with the RSS is not like dealing with the BJP which is a political party’’ veteran journalist BRP Bhaskar told Firstpost The CPM leadership in Kerala which has gone into a huddle over these developments says that the RSS-BJP combine’s game plan is to break fragile peace process that has been set into motion by the Chief Minister at the behest of the State Governor this week The party claims that by stepping up tensions the RSS is only helping the BJP to get away from the taint of corruption that has hit the state following revelations of taking kick back in the medical colleges’ admission scam “Understandably the RSS wants to keep up the tensions in Kerala because they want to divert the focus from the rampant corruption charge that has shamed the BJP in the state So they will try all sorts of provocations But we have given strict orders to our cadre to be restrained during this time’’ Thomas Isaac CPM leader and finance minister told Firstpost Political analysts also agree that keeping the focus on the present political tensions is a ploy to divert public attention from the corruption charges “For the BJP perhaps the biggest tool that the party now has against the state government is to inflate the issue of law and order Dattatreya’s statement and Jaitley’s visit should be seen in that light I am not saying that the CPM has not played its part in the political killings Certainly they have blood on their hands But the BJP has now got a big political tool to wriggle out of the corruption taint’’ noted political analyst NM Pearson told Firstpost CPM has itself to blame Meanwhile the central leadership of the CPM which is equally upset over the turn of events also agrees that if the BJP has been given a political tool on a platter then it is the state unit of the party that has to take the blame for it Sitaram Yechury is said to have spoken out on the issue at the polit bureau in Delhi which was then forced to issue a statement that portrayed the party as the victim of the alleged RSS attack in Kerala in reply to Dattatreya’s allegations This was followed by CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan throwing an open challenge to Modi and team to dare dismiss the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala But Kodiyeri’s statements seemed more like posturing as leaders such as Thomas Isaac went on to concede that the party had indeed fallen into BJP’s game plan and to answer their provocations with ‘an eye for an eye’ was nothing but political suicide “Our cadre should have been more responsible because we are the party in power Take the case of that CPM councillor who was caught on camera attacking the BJP state office in Thiruvananthapuram He was certainly angry when his house was attacked by the RSS But you cannot let such emotions get the better of you It compromises the party politically and you ultimately play into the hands of the Opposition’’ Isaac added That the top brass of the CPM is shaken by this sustained political onslaught of the RSS is evident from Yechury’s statement when he said that he was ready for a peace talk with the RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat on the Kerala killings “It is actually baffling that Yechury expressed his desire to talk with a non-political entity like the RSS on such an issue This clearly shows that the CPM is actually worried and is playing into the hands of the RSS and BJP’’ added Bhaskar If the attack on the BJP state committee office at Thiruvananthapuram embarrassed the CPM the killing of the RSS Karyavah put them totally on the back foot especially when the FIR claimed that the perpetrators had CPM connections It gave the BJP enough fodder to fire its cannons on the chief minister alleging that Vijayan has failed to prevent the deteriorating law and order situation especially when there was an intelligence input on the possibility of an attack on the BJP office File image of RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale Firstpost A CCTV footage had clearly shown that those policemen standing guard at the BJP office were unable to prevent the attack and one police who tried to stop the attackers suffered injuries while other police personnel looked on as mute spectators That all this was happening in the heart of the city in the dead of the night when the BJP state president was sleeping inside helped the BJP inflame it as a total break down of law and order “The government makes promises that it will do everything possible to stop the violence but does nothing We have held such peace talks before also but the CPM has never ever stood by any of the promises they have made in the past Whenever there is a political murder CPM will justify it and go into denial mode All this only shows that the CPM has no commitment to end this violence’’ BJP general secretary MT Ramesh told Firstpost Political activists point out that it is the lack of will on the part of the CPM leadership to restrain its cadre that is not giving a chance to end the cycle of violence “The CPM is in power in Kerala and it needs to ensure that law and order is intact But how will you do it when the party itself thrives on political violence to keep its cadre in high spirits CPM can never survive without advocating violent politics especially at a time when the party is losing relevance everywhere’’ noted political activists CR Neelakandan told Firstpost The terror bogey On Thursday and Friday every English news channel in the country except the one facing the ire of the Income Tax department these days had gone to town with the political violence in Kerala ‘Kerala’s Killing Fields’ were among the top trending topics over social media on these days The CPM has alleged that the BJP government at the Centre is using a section of the national media to keep the topic alive in the public perception and has unleashed an anti-Kerala campaign across north India featuring only the murders of RSS and BJP workers while concealing the murders committed on CPM cadre over the last three decades in the state But perhaps what exceeded all limits was a claim by the RSS that the state government in Kerala was hand-in-glove with Islamic State recruiters and the recent episode of youngsters from the state travelling to Syria to fight for Islamic State was a result of this appeasement and soft approach “See the BJP is frustrated because in Kerala inspite of putting all efforts they have so far not been able to polarise the voters or to get inroads the way they wanted 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damage and devastating our ancestral too faced protests from environmental NGOs Even as the EDMC continues dumping garbage in the landfill thousands of people continue to fall prey to toxic air that pervades in the locality near the Ghazipur landfill site The stench that emancipates from the landfill has made life miserable for the people living in the colonies adjacent to it "Many young boys and girls have suffered deadly diseases like tuberculosis typhoid dengue malaria and encephalitis Lives both old and young have been lost to diseases The main reason of these diseases can be attributed to the infections spread by the garbage dump" said Salim Khan a health worker in the locality He said that 30 percent of the patients he receives daily are inflicted with tuberculosis and many of them are teenagers "Other diseases like dysentery asthma bronchitis are lifelong companions for many in Mulla Colony and other residential areas near the dumping ground" the health worker said As per a study published in 2015 the suspended particulate matter in Ghazipur was 1124 micrograms per cubic metre whereas the permissible limit was only 10 micrograms per cubic metre "Shifting the dump yard is not a solution to the crisis Rather the crisis should be used to bring in a solid waste management system which is scientific" said Satish Sinha of Toxic Links an environmental NGO He said that to adopt a scientific mode of waste disposal the waste has to be segregated at the source into two parts – dry and wet The wet waste can be used for composting and the dry waste can be sent for recycling He also added that if the waste segregated at source are sent to processing units a very small amount of non-recyclable waste will be left which can be dumped in a landfill "Everyday 8000 metric tonnes of solid waste is generated in Delhi If scientific waste management methods are used only 10 percent of this would reach the landfill" he said Residents in Ashok Nagar claim that the EDMC has not issued any notification to segregate waste at the source "We have not received any order to segregate waste at source So we collect all the waste in one bag and keep it near the road for the EDMC vehicles to collect Sharda said But the EDMC mayor claimed that the corporation has all along been making efforts to make people aware of the need to segregate garbage at the source He also claimed that the corporation has provided dustbins in every locality But the EDMC does not seem to be in a hurry to introduce scientific garbage management system in its area Recently another attempt by the EDMC to shift the dumping ground to another place was aborted because of a case filed by the AAP The Delhi Development Authority allotted 13 acres of land at Sonia Vihar near Police Firing Range and 50 acres of land at Ghinda Gujjran to EDMC for landfill purpose after the latter applied for allotment of land to use as a dumping ground butAAP filed a case in the National Green Tribunal against it Singh said that the EDMC is still trying to find a solution to the problem that has arisen in the shifting of the landfill The Indian Super League’s (ISL) business end is fast approaching and after 12 rounds the early pace-setters have now earmarked themselves as the favorites for the competition keeping the chasing pack at an arm’s length throughout the course of the competition Yet with just seven more weeks to go for the league stage to end the pecking order that’s hardly been disturbed throughout the campaign remains far from being cemented There are still at least 21 points to fight for for every team and with the league leader only managing 24 points thus far there is still time for teams lower down the table to script a turnaround in fortunes The latest round of games that once again saw no draws — just like the previous two weeks — might have given the table a bit of shape With teams edging their opponents out in Week 12 the top three consolidated their position the bottom three slipped closer to the abyss of elimination and the mid-table got cramped like never before FC Goa leave the door open FC Goa’s defensive vulnerabilities have undone their attacking qualities at times in the ISL this season Image Courtesy: ISL Every time FC Goa enterthe field in the ISL entertainment is a given So are the goals Playing an expansive at times almost extravagant style of football under the management of former Barcelona youth coach Sergio Lobera the Gaurs took the league by storm with their attacking flair Their flamboyance meant the 2015 runners-up had admirers far beyond the west-Indian state At the start FC Goa weretipped to dazzle and dominate but there was another side to the story that often stopped the rampaging Gaurs in their tracks Sunday evening’s clash against Mumbai City FC at the Fatorda stadium was a case in point Asirresistible as FC Goa were in attack they remained extremely vulnerable at the back allowing the opportunistic Mumbai to cash in The visitors won the encounter 4-3 against a 10-man Goa side to move to within two points of the fourth-placed Gaurs For all the staggering numbers going forward Goa’s defensive statistics are equally alarming? it’s the FBI’s case. home. whose stormy weeks on the campaign trail and provocative comments have made many Republicans uneasy. 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