Telefonica, Spanish banks set up new digital firm

first_img Tags Telefonica, partners eye rural Colombia money play Telefonica ups digital play with Brazil loan service Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Author CaixabankSantanderTelefonica Related Telefonica and Spanish banks CaixaBank and Santander are setting up a new company to develop digital services, starting with an online community for merchants and consumers.Telefonica claims the joint venture is the first in Europe between financial institutions and a mobile operator set up to create such offerings.In addition, the joint venture will develop a digital wallet in which subscribers can keep credit and debit cards with which they can make purchases within the online community, as well as making P2P payments with other subscribers.The new company will launch in Spain but plans to move internationally “in the short term”, given the extensive geographic footprint of its partners.Interestingly, the venture is also open to other partners, although the announcement does not specify whether more banking or telecoms partners are preferred, or indeed the addition of companies from other sectors.“There is a profound change happening in the way we buy things. Digital technologies are transforming how consumers research products and then identify the best prices, promotions and discounts,” said Telefonica’s Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete (pictured).center_img Money Previous ArticleDish ups Clearwire offer, slams SoftBank-Sprint security dealNext ArticleLG details Asian phablet rollout Telefonica Deutschland claims first with mobile-only bank HomeMoneyNews Telefonica, Spanish banks set up new digital firm Richard Handford AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 MAY 2013 last_img read more

PHOTOS: Papadosio Kicks Off 2020 At Belly Up In Aspen

first_imgLoad remaining images Papadosio played their first show of 2020 at the Belly Up, high in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen, CO on Wednesday.Related: Backwoods At Mulberry Mountain Announces Initial 2020 Lineup: The Devil Makes Three, Papadosio, Steel Pulse, More Fresh off their two-night sold-out ‘Holidosio’ celebration at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC at the end of last month, Dosio was ready to bring their livetronica sound to the good people of Colorado after the Denver dream-rock trio, Evanoff, opened the show.Getting back to their usual performance style, Papadosio performed one lengthy set as opposed to the two-set shows they played in Asheville. Staples like “Geoglyph” and “The Plug” joined lengthy improv sections and the fan-favorite “Curve Jam”.Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from Wednesday’s show at Belly Up courtesy of photographer Jason Myers.Papadosio’s tour continues tomorrow (1/10) at Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO. They will play another show at the same venue the following night (1/11). Head to the band’s official website for more information.Setlist: Papadosio | Belly Up | Aspen, CO | 1/8/20Set: Geoglyph, The Plug > Johnny Peppas > The Plug, Catalyst, Cloud Found > Ear to Ear > And This Is What He Thought > Curve Jam, Garden, CueEncore: VactrollioPapadosio | Belly Up | Aspen, CO | 1/8/20 | Photos: Jason Myerslast_img read more

Suspenseful final day for Windies

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):The Windies collapsed from 227-4 at tea to 287 all out in the final session on Day 4, narrowly avoiding the follow-on in the second cricket Test match against England yesterday.England were 37-2 in its second innings at stumps, a lead of 219 runs, with Windies pacer Kemar Roach (2-14) bowling promoted opener Jos Buttler (0) and Zak Crawley (11). Ben Stokes, who opened in a Test match for the first time as England sought quick runs, is on 16, and Joe Root is on 8.Although not without any danger, an early declaration is expected on Monday for England to have any chance of winning the three-Test series.Windies took the opener by four wickets in Southampton, the first cricket Test to be played since the global coronavirus outbreak.Half-centuries by Kraigg Brathwaite (75) and Shamarh Brooks (68) had kept England at bay until the evening session. The game moved England’s way when Stuart Broad trapped Brooks leg before wicket (lbw), bowled Jermaine Blackwood (0), and claimed Shane Dowrich (0) in another lbw dismissal as part of a fiery new-ball spell. Chris Woakes claimed the last three wickets, starting with Windies captain Jason Holder (2). He was caught by his England counterpart, Root, as the Windies slumped to 260-8 in its first innings, still needing 10 runs to avoid the follow-on after England’s 469-9 declared. But Roston Chase (51) hit Sam Curran (2-70) for a couple of boundaries to avoid the follow-on target before he was out, lbw, to Woakes.Brooks said that it had been crucial for the West Indies to avoid the follow-on.“Yes, it is a runs game and trying to save it was important, but the more time we (batted) today, the harder it makes it for England to come and get a result in this game,” Brooks said. He’s anticipating an exciting last day, depending on England’s approach to a declaration. “Well, I personally think (England) would probably like to (set) us 260, 270, but it all depends on the time that they spend to get those runs, and I think we just need to make it as difficult for them as possible and make them spend as much time on their batting so they don’t get the opportunity to get a second new ball.”Broad, who was left out of the first Test, claimed three wickets for one run in 14 deliveries to energise the hosts and returned 3-66.“I genuinely didn’t feel like I had to prove anyone wrong. I’ve done all that talking on the field, but I felt quietly – or maybe not that quietly – that when I got the chance again, I needed to be in the best place to perform,” Broad said.Broad said England needed a lead of least 270 to avoid defeat.“We should be able to defend 270 on this pitch, but they are dangerous players,” he said. “We want to make this series 1-1 as quick as we can, and with the time that has gone out of the game because of weather, we might have to take a risk.”SCOREBOARDENGLAND 1st innings 469 for nine decl.WINDIES 1st Innings(overnight 32 for one)K Brathwaite c and b Stokes 75J Campbell lbw b Curran 12A Joseph c Pope b Curran 32S Hope c wkp Buttler b Curran 25S Brooks lbw b Broad 68R Chase lbw b Woakes 51J Blackwood b Broad 0+S Dowrich lbw b Broad 0*J Holder c Root b Woakes 2K Roach not out 5S Gabriel b Woakes 0Extras (b1, lb12, w2, nb2) 17TOTAL (all out, 99 overs) 287Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Campbell), 2-70 (Joseph), 3-123 (Hope), 4-199 (Brathwaite), 5-242 (Brooks), 6-248 (Blackwood), 7-252 (Dowrich), 8-260 (Holder), 9-287 (Chase), 10-287 (Gabriel)Bowling: Broad 23-7-66-3 (w1), Woakes 21-10-42-3, Curran 20-4-70-2, Bess 21-3-67-1, Root 1-0-0-0, Stokes 13-3-29-1 (nb2).ENGLAND 2nd inningsB Stokes not out 16+J Buttler b Roach 0Z Crawley b Roach 11*J Root not out 8Extras (lb1, nb1) 2TOTAL (2 wkts, 8 overs) 37Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Buttler), 2-17 (Crawley)Bowling: Roach 4-0-14-2, Gabriel 4-0-22-0.Position: England lead by 219 runs with eight second innings wickets intact.Toss: Windies.Umpires: Michael Gough, Richard Illingworth; TV – Richard Kettleborough.last_img read more

Civil War: Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, then and now

first_img Thomas Lee Jessee, portraying Confederate General Robert E. Lee, front, tips his hat to Union officers on the porch of the McLean house as part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, Va., Thursday, April 9, 2015. Lee left the house after meeting with Union General Ulysses S. Grant after signing the surrender documents. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Confederate and Union forces clash during a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox Station, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, as part of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces at Appomattox Court House, in Appomattox, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Thomas Lee Jessee, portraying Confederate General Robert E. Lee, leaves the McLean house after meeting with Union Gen. Ulysses S.Grant as part of commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, Va., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Confederate re-enactors march back to camp after a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox Court House as part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, Va., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The battle was the final battle of the army of Confederate General Robert E. Lee before his surrender to Union troops. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) APPOMATTOX, Va. | The surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday effectively ended the Civil War. This is a rolling account of commemorative events that include a re-enactment of Lee’s last clash with Grant’s troops, and of the Confederate surrender in a Virginia farmhouse on April 9, 1865. Interspersed are historical accounts from 150 years ago:2015With the ringing of bells from Appomattox to Boston, the 150th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest war fought on American soil was marked in the rolling hills of Virginia where Lee surrendered to Grant. Confederate troops fire on Union troops during a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse as part of commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, Va., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The battle was the final battle of the army of Confederate General Robert E. Lee before his surrender to Union troops. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Confederate re-enactors practice stacking their arms as part of commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, Va., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) A re-enactor portraying Union General Ulysses S. Grant, left, is followed by a fellow officer as they arrive at the McLean house to meet with Confederate General Robert E. Lee, as part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, Va., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) This April 1865 image provided by the Library of Congress shows Federal troops standing in front of the Appomattox Court House near the time of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, in Appomattox, Va. (AP Photo/Library of Congress) This image provided buy the Library of Congress shows an artists rendering of the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. A reenactment of the surrender will take place in Appomattox on April 9, 2015, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the surrender. (AP Photo/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Kurz and Allison) Civil War re-enactors retraced the steps of the two men and their aides entering the McLean House at Appomattox Court House and their exit 90 minutes later with terms of surrender for Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.A bell sounded for four minutes outside the McLean House, a minute for each year of a war that left more that left an estimated 620,000 dead. The ringing was replicated at Boston’s Old North Church, by the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and the former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond, among hundreds of other locations, the National Park Service said.Descendants of Grant and Lee attended the signature event at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.1865When Lee surrendered to Grant, William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press was waiting outside with other war correspondents.“It was Palm Sunday,” he reported. “At four o’clock they shook hands.”2015Typically the national park at Appomattox is a bucolic setting of rolling fields and tidy brick and timber buildings framed by seemingly miles of fences.For the 150th, the park is part state fair, part high-powered history lesson, with long lines at concession stands offering North Carolina BBQ and at an exhibit where a new Appomattox stamp was dedicated.Smaller lines were found at a tent displaying an intimidating collection of saws and other bladed tools — a sampling of Civil War-era medicine.With temperatures in the low 50s and a fine mist in the air, many footpaths had turned to a soup of mud and clay.1865A contemporary AP account described Lee’s officers as “surly” about giving up the fight. But “the rank and file of Lee’s army are said to be well satisfied to give up the struggle, believing that they have no hope of success, but say that if Gen. Lee had refused to surrender, they would have stuck to him to the last.”2015Amid booming, smoke-belching cannons and the crack of muzzle fire, Confederate and Union troops gathered on a vast green field to re-enact the decisive Battle of Appomattox Court House. It was a highly choreographed, mostly non-contact Civil War re-enactment, yet still difficult to follow for folks who aren’t students of military science.Greg Morgan, fresh from battle, posed atop his 11-year-old Tennessee Walker, Gabriel, with fellow members of the Virginia 14th Cavalry, Company H, as visitors took cellphone pictures of the men atop their wet horses.“This was a little bit more rehearsed,” Morgan, a southwest Virginia resident, said of the battle-re-enactment.Morgan pulled his sabre from its scabbard and showed the deep notches in its blade from previous Civil War re-enactments.“That’s when we’re allowed to engage,” he said. “We really go after each other. It’s all pushing and shoving. We’re not allowed to do that here.”2015The National Park Service has 145 staff members helping with the commemoration, even a black powder specialist who watches after gun safety for the fighting re-enactments.“He checks weapons to ensure they’re safe and well-maintained, and also that there is no ammunition,” explained Katie Lawhon, who came down from Gettysburg National Military Park to serve as a public information officer for Appomattox.Appomattox is considered a plum assignment, she said. The 145 comprise what the Park Service calls an incident management team. Besides big events, they also respond to disasters, such as an oil spill on a National Parks beach or a natural disaster.1865AP’s reporting described the waning hours for Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia: “After crossing the Appomattox the bridges were burned, and before our troops could get over the enemy had taken a position a mile from the river, where they erected works and made a stand in order to allow their wagon train to get out of the way … The (Union’s) 2d division, under General Crook, attacked them vigorously, driving them back some distance. But they had a force dismounted, lying in ambush, which poured a severe fire into our men as they advanced to the second attack, and they were compelled to fall back on their supports. The rebels soon after departed from this place, not being disposed to await another charge … ”2015Many artifacts once used by Lee’s fighting forces are preserved and many went on display at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and a nearby museum. Those included Lee’s copy of Grant’s terms of surrender. There’s also an inkwell from the farmhouse parlor of businessman and slave owner Wilmer McLean, the reluctant host of the surrender. The inkwell was taken as a memento from the McLean house by the brother of Union Maj. Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan. A trove of battle flags and Lee memorabilia are also displayed — even a gleaming sword Lee carried to the surrender.2015In a place where historically accurate fashions abound, the Rufeners of Ohio stood out.Cousins by marriage, Kim and Mary Rufener carefully stepped through soaked turf and muddy roads at Appomattox to keep their hoop skirts mud-free. The two also wore bonnets as they watched Union and Confederate re-enactors clash.Amid the hundreds if not thousands lined along a fence watching a battle re-enactment, the two women drew attention as they posed for photographs. Period clothing “just enhances the experience for us,” Kim Rufener said above the noise of the clash. “It makes it more alive. It’s an important part of history that we need to remember.”The Rufeners have been to other Civil War commemorative events, but Appomattox was the first in period costumes. “This is a big deal,” Mary Rufener said, adding “We won’t be around for the 200th.”1865Lee’s forces were in increasing disarray in the hours before Lee formally called it quits in April 1865. So The Associated Press reported 150 years ago this week. AP reported that ragged Southern soldiers, many straggling while running from federal forces, began giving up alone and in small bunches even before the official surrender.Lee’s forces, seeking an escape route, had crossed the Appomattox River while burning bridges, AP reported then. Union forces “attacked them vigorously” in the hours before the formal surrender, convincing Lee the fight was over. AP reporting from accounts as saying “the road for miles was strewn with broken down wagons, caissons, and baggage of all kinds, presenting a scene seldom witnessed on the part of Lee’s army.”2015The smell of wood smoke greeted the first of thousands of visitors thronging the park the next several days of commemorative events. The outline of Union troops in formation could be seen in fields as visitors approached.The Confederate re-enactors were a ragtag, mismatched group of heavy wool coats, ill-fitting trousers and more types of hats than a haberdashery. Dozens stood along a rough wooden fence, their muskets at the ready.The Union and Southern re-enactors spent the night encamped in tents at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.last_img read more

Shandon Hotel set to host blissful wellness retreat

first_imgSelf-care will be a top priority for special guests during a unique event at the Shandon Hotel & Spa this March.The luxury seaside resort hotel at Portnablagh is hosting the Live Well – Reset Me Wellness Retreat on 3rd – 4th March 2019.The two-day programme contains talks and spa sessions to help people switch-off, relax, rest, re-nourish and reconnect with themselves and nature. Guests will enjoy a blissful overnight stay in a luxurious Seaview room (complimentary upgrades for the first 10 rooms booked), an array of self care activities, discoveries, comforting soul food and time well spent in the Shandon’s Thermal Spa and its Wild Atlantic coastal surroundings. “Sometimes you may feel pressure to be everything to everyone, there is only so much a person can give and to give you must take care of yourself first.  Learn to increase your self-care activities, explore what is really important to you, reset your self-care goals by giving yourself the ultimate time out and enjoy the experience of this wonderful, live well, reset me retreat,” says the programme guide.Here’s what’s in store for this blissful Self Care Programme: Sunday March 3rd2 pm : Arrival Tea, Coffee Macaroons, Bubbly & Detox Water2.30pm:  Touching base, introductions and setting the scene3pm: Guided relaxation and exploration of motivational status4pm: Reset to Live Well5pm: Personal space time7pm: Dinner in Marbles Restaurant overlooking the OceanMonday March 4th7.30am: Morning Reset Routine8:30 am: Breakfast in the McCarthy Suite9.30 am: Connection to nature : Blue Space:  Mindfulness Beach Exploration10.30 am : Session Endings11.30 am : Check out of room12: 30   – 1.5 hrs luxury Thermal Spa sessionThen: back to reality, feeling reset, mindful, well rested and fully charged.The entire retreat costs €199 pps, single room supplement of €30. To book call or email the hotel 074-9136137 [email protected] more information visit Live Well – Reset Me on Facebook or message the page. Full payment required at the time of booking. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.Shandon Hotel set to host blissful wellness retreat was last modified: February 3rd, 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:live well reset meRetreatshandon hotelwellnesslast_img read more

Spencer/Columbus cruises to seventh win

first_imgSpencer/Columbus cruises to 7th winFor Hub City TimesMARSHFIELD – “Our defense was really great.” Those were the words of Spencer/Columbus Coach Jason Gorst issued in a written statement to the media after the Rockets defeated Cadott at Beell Stadium in Marshfield on Sept. 29, 51-0.That was an understatement. The Rockets outgained the Hornets 449-88; the S/C defense forced three turnovers and held Cadott to just 50 yards of passing offense and 38 yards on the ground.“The turnovers that Hayden, Jarred and Austin forced were pretty big”, Gorst added.One of those turnovers went for a touchdown, when Hayden Bauman recovered a Cadott fumble and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown, as part of a 35-point second quarter.The shutout win started with a 21-yard first-quarter field goal by Evan Dieringer, who was also recognized by Coach Gorst after the game. “I really appreciate his commitment to the team to play through an injury for us.”The second quarter began with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Jarred Mandel to Austin Bacon. Dieringer added the extra point to give the Rockets a 10-0 lead. After Bauman’s fumble return TD, Mandel scrambled for a 15-yard score to make it 17-0. Late in the quarter, Mandel again connected with Bacon on touchdown passes of 49 and eight yards, giving the Rockets a solid 38-0 lead at halftime.The Rockets found the end zone again midway through the third quarter, when Carson Hildebrandt scored on a 16-yard run. Will Gorst added a touchdown run in the fourth quarter, locking up the win for Spencer/Columbus.Hildebrandt led the S/C rushing attack with nine carries for 61 yards and a touchdown. Mandel was 9-for-11 for 173 passing yards and three touchdowns. Bacon was his leading receiver, hauling in four balls for 105 yards and three scores. Bacon also led the team in tackles with six, and had one pass interception.The Rockets will host undefeated Eau Claire Regis Oct. 5 at Ted Fritsch Field in Spencer. Kickoff is set for 7  p.m.last_img read more

Asus May Be Joining The Edging-Away-From-Android-Wear Crowd

first_imgRelated Posts brian p rubin The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables Tags:#Android Wear#Asus#Asus VivoWatch#Asus ZenWatch#fitness#fitness tracker#Milan Design Week#VivoWatch#wearable tech#Zenwatch Asus debuted a new wearable device at Milan Design Week on Monday called the VivoWatch. While many of the specifics are still a little sketchy, a few details have filtered out via a post on Engadget—most notably its claims of a 10-day battery life.From what we can tell, the VivoWatch is a fitness-focused wearable, but it sure seems to share a lot of design DNA with Asus’s other wearable, the ZenWatch. But based on the images and video that have surfaced so far, the VivoWatch runs some other kind of operating system.See also: Hey, Samsung, LG And HTC—Shunning Android Wear Is A Huge MistakeThat’s One Big Battery LifePosts published by both Engadget and Italian tech site HDBlog (the latter of which also offers some up-close video with the device) provide a few definitive details about the VivoWatch. The aforementioned 10-day battery is by far one of the VivoWatch’s most notable features. (I contacted Asus for comment on these reports, but haven’t heard back.)There’s more. The VivoWatch will boast an optical heart rate monitor on the device’s rear, much like the Moto 360, G Watch R, Microsoft Band, and Apple Watch. Considering the janky heart rate monitoring offered by the ZenWatch (which involves holding two fingers on the device’s metal bezel, and which never seems to really work reliably), this looks like a big improvement.The VivoWatch will track a wearer’s steps and calories burned.It’ll also track a wearer’s activity—like calories burned and steps taken—as well as providing sleep tracking. For swimmers, or just us sweaty people, the VivoWatch will offer IP67 dust and waterproofing. Its touchscreen display rounds out the package.All told, the VivoWatch sounds like a great new fitness tracker. But it looks a whole lot like a smartwatch.Smartwatch LooksThe fact that the VivoWatch seems to share a design pedigree with the ZenWatch isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I own a ZenWatch, and while I’m not totally in love with it, I still think it’s the best looking Android Wear device released yet—not to mention one of the most affordable at only $199. The VivoWatch is a dead ringer for its Android Wear cousin, the ZenWatch.However, the ZenWatch just hasn’t been great when engaging in physical activity. It’s not huge, but it is a bit bulky. It clunks around when swinging my arms, and it gets pretty gross when I start to sweat. Seeing as how the VivoWatch looks simply like the ZenWatch’s little brother, I have to wonder why Asus decided to go with a slight variation on that design rather than going with something a bit sleeker.Asus ZenWatchMoreover, it’s a little funny that the VivoWatch doesn’t appear to run Android Wear, despite looking so similar to the Asus device that does. Asus boss Johnney Shih has said publicly that he wanted the ZenWatch’s successor to last longer and run on a “more simplified” operating system. That sure sounds a lot like the VivoWatch to me.As Milan Design Week continues, Asus will probably offer up more details about release date and price. But aside from those specifics, the VivoWatch raises broader questions about whether or not we’ll ever see an Android Wear follow-up from Asus, or if this is yet another Google hardware partner looking to carve its own software path.VivoWatch images screencapped from HDBlog on YouTube; ZenWatch image courtesy of Asuscenter_img You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi…last_img read more

Meet the one and only Ajay Bhatt and other Intel Technology Rock Stars and learn more about what it took to create PCI, PCIe and USB initiatives

Meet the Rock Stars of PCI, PCI Express and USB Initiatives at IDF.The real Ajay Bhatt and other Intel Rock Stars will be on hand to take your questions about PCIe and USB.  You might even get him to sign an Ajay Bhatt t-shirt if you ask a question that’s not too hard for him to answer! 11.10-Noon: TCIS006: PCI Express* 3.0 Technology: Device Architecture optimizations on Intel PlatformsThis session is for developers with advanced knowledge of PCI Express* Technology and related usage models. This session will help developers comprehend platform implementation challenges and what is needed to build the ecosystem for successful product deployment. Topics include: 3.40-4.10pm: TCIQ002: Q&A and panel on PCI ExpressGet any lingering questions you have on PCIe at this open session where no PCIe question will go un-answered! consider attending the following sessions on Thursday, Sept 24th in room 2003 starting at 11.10am. For the real scoop on what’s going on in PCIe today Overview of PCI Express* (PCIe*) 2.1 and 3.0 technology protocol extensions as well as the power/performance benefits and applicability across various market segmentsImplementation considerations for a selected set of PCIe Technology protocol extensions aimed at Intel based platformsSoftware development required for these features. This event is on Tuesday Sept 22nd at 6pm in room 2004, level 2. An overview of Intel’s analysis of the logical layer enhancements required for the PCI Express* 3.0 technology operating at 8.0 GT/sImplementation challenges and considerations for Intel based platforms. 1.40-2.30pm: TCIS007: PCI Express* 3.0 Technology: PHY Implementation Considerations on Intel PlatformsThis session is intended for developers with advanced knowledge of PCI Express* Technology.This session will help developers appreciate, understand, and address implementation challenges related to the encoding scheme.Topics include: 2.40-3.30pm: TCIS008: PCI Express* 3.0 Technology: Electrical Requirements for Designing ASICs on Intel PlatformsThis session will focus on the electrical and mechanical elements of designing PCIe with topics to include: Overview of silicon and motherboard/add-in card design features required to support typical PCI Express* Technology one connector and two connector topologies at 8.0 GT/sAnalysis of studies for deeper understanding of transmit and receive equalization schemes, measurement, and testingProcess for determining form factor specific electrical requirements, PCB design guidelines, and add-in card and motherboard test methodologies. read more

French Open: 5 things to watch out for in semifinals!

first_imgRafael Nadal has been sensational with 65 wins against a single defeat in ParisIn what promises to be a blockbuster Friday, three of the biggest stars in tennis will be in action to secure their finals berth for the coveted French Open final.On one hand, world number 2 Novak Djokovic will lock horns with No. 18 Ernests Gulbis – the only man from Latvia to enter a Grand Slam tournament, while the other semifinal promises a cracker of a game with world number 1 and king of clay Rafael Nadal taking on Britain’s best bet Andy Murray.Nadal has been sensational with 64 wins against a single defeat at Roland Garros. His only loss at the tournament came against Robin Soderling in the 4th round in 2009.Murray will be playing in the French Open semifinals for the second time; he lost to Nadal in 2011. In all, Nadal owns a 14-5 edge in their head-to-head matches.Five things to look for in the men’s semifinals Friday at the French Open:NADAL’S STREAKHeading into his semifinal against Andy Murray, No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal’s French Open record is a hard-to-believe 64-1, a run that includes eight titles – more than any man has won at any of the Grand Slam tournaments – and a 33-match winning streak. The lone loss came to Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009. Nadal is trying to become the first man to win five consecutive French Opens.NADAL vs MURRAYNadal or Murray has participated in each of the last 17 Grand Slam finals, a stretch that dates to the 2010 Australian Open. That will become 18 major finals in a row at this French Open, of course. But in none of those instances did Nadal and Murray face each other for the title. Eight of their 19 previous career matchups came at majors, with Nadal holding a 6-2 edge – once in the fourth round, once in a quarterfinal, and six in semifinals. Overall, Nadal leads 14-5. This meeting makes them the only two men in the Open era, which began in 1968, to have met at least twice at each Grand Slam.advertisementMURRAY ON CLAYEveryone knows just how good Nadal is on red clay. But Murray, whose major titles came on grass at Wimbledon and on hard courts at the U.S. Open, is proving rather adept at handling the slow surface, too. This is his second French Open semifinal – he made it that far in 2011, before losing to Nadal, naturally – and he made clear after his five-set victory over Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals that he is not satisfied. “It’s definitely a big achievement, but that’s not what I came here to do. Yeah, my goals are different and my expectations are different to a lot of people,” Murray said. “I expect a lot of myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to perform well at these events, and thankfully I have done OK so far. Still hopefully a long way to go in the tournament.”DJOKOVIC vs GULBISNo. 2 Novak Djokovic meets No. 18 Ernests Gulbis, the only man from Latvia to enter a Grand Slam tournament, in Friday’s opening semifinal. Djokovic holds a 4-1 lead in head-to-head matches, including a straight-set win in the 2008 French Open quarterfinals, the only other time Gulbis made it that far at a major. They go way back: Both attended a tennis academy in Munich in their early teens.GLUTEN-FREEDjokovic, a six-time major champion, needs a French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam. He’s talked often – and even written a book – about how changes to his eating habits, including dispensing with gluten, helped him overcome problems with fitness and allergies early in his career. And Gulbis? He was asked this week why he needed a half-dozen years to get back to the latter stages of a major after doing so initially as a teenager. “What took me so long? I think I was eating wrong. I had the wrong diet,” he said with a laugh. “Everybody was talking about this gluten-free diet. My diet is full-on gluten. I like a lot of ketchup, a lot of unhealthy stuff, so there is a balance which I found in the last couple of years.”(With AP inputs)last_img read more

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