UM System Board of Curators approves new nursing building

first_imgA $30 million building for the MU Sinclair School of Nursing has been approved by the UM System Board of Curators on Thursday.According to the University, the current building will be replaced with a new facility to focus on increasing enrollment in the school by 2020.About $12 million will come from the nursing school’s reserves. The rest of the money will come from private gifts, land sales at Sinclair Farm, and MU Health Care Contributions.(This story was last updated at 5:47 a.m. Friday.)last_img

Analytics – Delivering insights worth millions

first_imgIn my last insight into the Intel IT Business Review I am looking at the impact of one of the BIGGEST trends in business IT, Big Data or as I prefer to use, Analytics.In an age when organizations such as Intel are rich in data, finding value in this data lies in the ability to analyze it and derive actionable business intelligence (BI). Intel IT continues to invest in tools that can transform data into insights to solve high-value business problems. We have seen significant BI results from our investments in a number of areas.For example, Intel IT have developed a recommendation engine to help Intel sales teams strategically focus their sales efforts to deliver greater revenue. This engine uses predictive algorithms and real-time data analysis to prioritize sales engagements with resellers that show the greatest potential for high-volume sales. We saw USD 76.2 million in revenue uplift for 2014 through the use of this capability.Integrating multiple data sources has enabled Intel to use its decision support system to significantly impact revenue and margins by optimizing supply, demand, and pricing decisions. This work resulted in revenue optimization of USD 264 million for 2014.And the big data platform for web analytics is yielding insights that enable more focused and effective marketing campaigns, which, in turn, increase customer engagement and sales.The exploration and implementation of Assembly Test Manufacturing (ATM) cost reduction initiatives involve complex algorithms and strong computation capabilities due to the high volume and velocity of data that must be processed quickly. The ATM data sets–containing up to billions of rows–cannot be effectively processed with traditional SQL platforms. To address this gap, IT have implemented a reusable big data analytics correlation engine. This tool will support various high-value projects. The estimated value for the first of these projects, a pilot project for one of Intel’s future processors, is greater than USD 13 million.Intel IT are exploring additional use cases for data collection and analytics across Intel’s manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, and other operations to improve Intel’s operational efficiency, market reach, and business results. In 2014 alone, Intel IT’s use of BI and analytics tools increased Intel revenue by USD 351 million.To read the Intel IT Business Review in full go to read more

Andray Blatche takes blame for ‘no puso’ in 46-point loss to Italy

first_imgSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics MOST READ Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 6-foot-11 Blatche had 15 points and 10 rebounds but hurt his team more with nine turnovers.The former NBA veteran hopes to have a much better showing on Monday night when Gilas takes on gold-medal favorite Serbia, which is coming off a 46-point demolition of Angola.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next I take 100% responsibility in that game no energy or puso that’s on me no excuses i owe better to all of you— andray blatche (@drayblatche) August 31, 2019 ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA LATEST STORIES Photo from Fiba.comNaturalized center Andray Blatche took the blame for Gilas Pilipinas’ brutal loss to Italy Saturday at the start of the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.Playing in his second straight World Cup, Blatche is expected to lead the Philippines’ fight from the get-go.ADVERTISEMENT But it wasn’t the case in the country’s opening game against Italy, which ripped Gilas apart, 108-62, in Group D play.Blatche went on to criticized himself for Gilas’ lethargic play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel Basketball-crazed China has Tokyo Olympics in sight Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX View commentslast_img read more

Dharamsala track will make Indian team nervous, says Mitchell Johnson

first_imgAustralia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson feels that Indian team will be “nervous” considering the pacer-friendly conditions of Dharamsala where Steve Smith and his boys should feel more confident.”Dharamsala is an amazing ground and the only times I have seen it are with grass on (the pitch). So I think that’s why the Australians will probably be confident and India will be a little bit nervous. I think they’ve been overconfident in this series and I think the scoreline shows that,” Johnson told Fox Sports. (Also read: Mitchell Johnson, Shane Warne take a dig at Virat Kohli’s Team India after Ranchi draw)The Aussie pace bowling great feels that Pune Test hero Steve O’Keefe may have to make way for Jackson Bird in seamer-friendly conditions when the fourth Test gets underway from Saturday.”I think we’re going to lose a spinner out of this Test match,” he said. (Also read: Comparing Virat Kohli to Donald Trump? What a load of shit is that: Michael Clarke to India Today)”The spinners have been great throughout the series. There’s been a lot of pressure on the spinners to go out there and perform and I think they’ve had some good patches and some bad patches. But that’s the game. It’s a tough one because they have both had their moments in this series, but I think you have got to go with experience. (Also read: WATCH: Team India lands in Dharamsala for series finale)”I think Nathan Lyon will get a lot more bounce and he has been turning the ball quite nicely. But then again, you’ve got to look at left and right-hand combinations,” Johnson said.advertisementJohnson feels that Bird will be more suitable for Dharamsala track.”If it’s more of an Australian kind of wicket, I think you’ll see Nathan Lyon bowl and Bird come in as the third quick.”Johnson, a veteran of 73 Tests is happy that Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh saved the game for Australia providing them with psychological advantage.”(The result in Ranchi) gives Australia a huge advantage I think. For them (India) to know that it’s not about Steve Smith and David Warner, other guys in the team can perform and can play out for a draw. They dug in and played exceptional cricket.””They (Australia) will be pumped after that. Even though it was only a draw, to them it will feel very good and very positive. Because they have collapsed a lot in the past. That’s why I’m confident Australia will win.”last_img read more

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas denies Lewis Hamilton the final pole of 2017

first_imgValtteri Bottas denied quadruple world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton the final pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday, leading a Mercedes one-two in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying.The pole was the Finn’s second in a row, and fourth of the campaign, and he said he was determined to convert it into a victory after the disappointment of missing out in Brazil two weeks ago.”I was so gutted in the last race being on pole and missing the win. I have a clear target for tomorrow,” he said in a post-qualifying interview.Hamilton, who had been aiming for his 12th pole of the year, was behind Bottas after the first flying laps of the final session and was unable to improve on his time when it came to the crunch.Super effort from @ValtteriBottas ????Back-to-back poles for the Finn ???#AbuDhabiGP #F1 Formula 1 (@F1) November 25, 2017″What a lap! He just had an incredible qualifying and congratulations to him,” said Hamilton, who clinched his fourth championship in Mexico last month, as he saluted Bottas in front of the crowd.”The last qualifying of the year and I gave it everything but I seem to have lost a little pace going into qualifying. Valtteri did an exceptional job, so I’m really happy for him,” added the Briton, who won from pole last year at Yas Marina.”Either way, it’s been an incredible year of qualifying and one that I’ve really enjoyed.”Feels pretty good, right, boys! ???#AbuDhabiGP ???? @F1 Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 25, 2017Hamilton will end the season with 72 career poles, an all-time record for the sport, after passing Michael Schumacher’s previous best of 68 at the Italian Grand Prix in September.Mercedes have already clinched their fourth successive constructors’ championship, leaving Sunday’s race with little at stake for top teams beyond bragging rights to take into the winter break.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel qualified third with Australian Daniel Ricciardo lining up alongside him on the second row of the grid for Red Bull.Vettel beat Bottas to the victory in Brazil. While he hoped to be closer on Sunday, the German did not sound overly confident of getting past the two ‘Silver Arrows’.”Tomorrow with the race pace I think we can be a bit closer but they (Mercedes) have been very strong,” said Vettel, also a four times world champion.”It should be a fun race, overtaking is not always straightforward but not impossible here so let’s see.”Kimi Raikkonen qualified fifth for Ferrari with Dutch 20-year-old Max Verstappen sixth for Red Bull.Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa concluded the final qualifying of his Formula One career with 10th place on the grid for Williams.”It’s a good way to retire, good races, good lap times. I’m happy that I’m finished with my head up and competitive,” he said.”I want to have fun tomorrow. I have nothing to lose, risk everything you can. Let’s have fun.”last_img read more

Napoli waiting on Chelsea for Sarri deal

first_imgTransfers ‘Napoli will not be pillaged’ – De Laurentiis yet to hear from Chelsea over Sarri Rob Lancaster 19:49 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) mauriziosarri-cropped Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Newcastle United v Chelsea Napoli v Crotone Napoli Serie A Premier League The club have already replaced the Italian coach and are waiting to negotiate with the Premier League side, who have made him their top candidate Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned Chelsea he will not allow the Italian club to be “pillaged” as the uncertainty surrounding Maurizio Sarri’s future rumbles on.Sarri still has two years left on his contract with Napoli despite being replaced as head coach by Carlo Ancelotti in May.Amid uncertainty over Antonio Conte’s position, Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Sarri, but the £7 million ($9.4m) Napoli are demanding as compensation is proving a major stumbling block.. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move However, De Laurentiis insists he has yet to have any contact with the Premier League club, even though he is ready to be “reasonable” in negotiations over his former coach.”I never received any calls from Chelsea, even if they are announced via the newspapers,” he said during an interview with Corriere dello Sport.”If that were to happen, I would sit politely and listen, reflect and then give the response that was best for Napoli.”I want to make one thing clear: this is not a club to be pillaged, this is not a club to be underestimated. I am here to discuss and have already said that, if called, I would be reasonable.”@ADeLaurentiis wishes @MrAncelotti many happy returns on his birthday!— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) June 10, 2018De Laurentiis also confirmed he has not spoken to Sarri either since the conclusion of the Serie A season, yet holds no grudge after their working relationship came to a rather abrupt end.”I’ve not spoken to Sarri since then and he never called either,” he added.”After the final match of the season against Crotone, I waited, but neither he nor his manager [Alessandro] Pellegrini made themselves heard.”I took that into consideration and thought about a phrase my father said: ‘In life you should never let yourself be surprised’.”I don’t reproach Sarri, as if anything I should’ve set the rules and objectives at the start of the season. But being great gentlemen is a characteristic in the behaviour of the De Laurentiis family.”last_img read more

Spotted Pamela Anderson poses for selfies James Franco rocks some bold facial

first_imgWe’re less than 24 hours into TIFF, but the celebrity stalking is already in high gear. Here, a smattering of stars and what they were up to during the fest’s opening bashes.At the AMBI Gala, James Franco and his handlebar-in-training posed with Ali Daher of Hollywood Treatment with the slightest hint of a smile: Advertisement Advertisement To quote AMBI MC Martin Short’s best line, “It’s better to have loved a short than to never have loved a tall” Mike Tyson and Danny Glover had just enough time for a blurry snap with Pascal Vicedomini, the industry legend who founded numerous international film fests in the States: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img

Alberta changing craft beer subsidy plan after trade ruling

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s finance minister says the province will abide by a free trade ruling against its craft beer subsidies, but says the program will be replaced with something else.Joe Ceci says the province is committed to helping its craft brewing industry grow, especially given it faces stiff protectionist measures in other provinces.Ceci wouldn’t say what the changes will be.A three-member appeal panel upheld an earlier ruling that Alberta’s subsidy plan contravenes the Agreement on Internal Trade.For two years, Alberta has been taxing all beer producers at the same rate, but also giving grants to Alberta brewers.Artisan Ales, a Calgary-based importer, challenged the program, saying it was unfair and cut deeply into its sales.last_img

UN expert deeply regrets extension of house arrest of Myanmar activist

“On the eve of another phase of the National Convention, many of those who should be in attendance find themselves behind bars,” Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said.”That legitimate political stake-holders are locked out of the political process runs contrary to the Government’s commitment to institute democracy,” he added.He reiterated his appeal to the Government to release its 1,143 political prisoners, lift restrictions on freedom of expression and association and revoke all legislation which violates civil and political rights.In addition, he called for the re-opening of offices of political parties, and termination of harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention of pro-democracy advocates, human rights defenders and all those involved in peaceful political activities.Yesterday, Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed deep disappointment at the extension of the confinement of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.Over the past several years Mr. Annan has been pushing the Government of the South Asian country to release her and allow a role for opposition parties such as the NLD.While there had been signs of progress in 2003 when the Myanmar authorities announced their seven-point road map towards democracy, basic goals have not been met since then, according to the most recent report by Mr. Annan. The National Convention charged with drawing up principles for a new constitution continues to exclude representatives of many political parties, including the NLD.Special Rapporteurs are unpaid experts serving in an independent personal capacity who receive their mandate from the Commission and report back to it. read more

Police officer knocked unconscious after stopping flag protesters

first_imgUpdated at 6pmA PSNI OFFICER was taken to hospital for treatment this evening after being knocked unconscious following a stand-off with loyalist demonstrators.An earlier parade — organised to mark one year since Belfast City Council’s vote restricting the number of days the union flag could be flown at City Hall — passed off peacefully, with around 1,000 people attending.The confrontation happened in its aftermath, as police blocked demonstrators at the junction of Tennant Street and Crumlin Road.  A 35-year-old man was arrested after the incident involving the police officer, the PSNI confirmed this evening.Turnout for today’s march was far less than had been expected by the organisers. The group ‘Loyalist Peaceful Protesters’ had applied to the Parades Commission for a march of up to 10,000 people, including some 40 bands.There was a breach of the Parades Commission ruling on the event by those participating — the march didn’t move off from its commencement point until around 1pm, but a large electronic notice had instructed the marchers that “moving off after 12pm is a breach of determination”.The PSNI said the incident would be investigated “using the extensive evidence gathering operation which was in place” and that offenders should “expect to face the consequences of their actions in due course”.Belfast City Council voted on 3 December last to limit the number of days the union flag was flown at City Hall, leading to several months of protests and demonstrations — some of which turned violent.Addressing the protests in his keynote speech at the DUP conference last weekend, party leader and Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said most unionists had been disgusted by the violence that followed last December’s decision, and called the unrest “morally wrong” and “counter-productive”.Originally posted at 2.18pm.Read: ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea’: Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutionsAlso: Taoiseach: Proposal to end Troubles prosecutions ‘would be difficult for families’last_img read more

The 19 most Irish things that happened in 2013

first_imgWELL, IT’S BEEN a bumper year for Ireland.Here are the absolute most utterly Irish things that have happened over the last 12 months.1. This man taking his sheep for a walk Source: Imgur2. Someone writing a literary masterpiece about Copper Face Jacks Source: Facebook3. This headline from our glorious summer Source: Imgur4. This exit sign summing up the thoughts of a people Source: Michael Finn/@michaelfinn25. This house advertised on Source: Daft.ie6. This dedicated hangover delivery service Source: Facebook7. This guy hurting himself clapping on Winning Streak  Source: YouTube8. This genius car ad Source: DoneDeal.ie9. This cheese and onion chocolate bar Source: Grainne O’Reilly10. This tweet from the actual, real gardaí11. This DIY tax disc Source: Imgur12. This encounter between two terrified women and a talking cat Source: Caroline HHE’LL JUMP ON YOU CAROLINE.13. This road in shite Source: Gemma Sherlock14. This tweet to a panicked nation Source: Thejournal15. This sign in Bray Source: Robbie Harris16. This shelf of refreshing drinks Source: Imgur17. This parking space Source: Twitter/Roddy Leonard18. These wet paint signs Source: Avril Twomey19. This warning Source: John CotterWhat a year it’s been, eh?26 photos that sum up Ireland perfectly>23 stunning photos of an ideal Ireland>last_img read more

Un petit poisson fossile qui pourrait redessiner lorigine des vertébrés

first_imgUn petit poisson fossile qui pourrait redessiner l’origine des vertébrésUne équipe internationale a étudié le fossile d’un poisson découvert en Chine en 2010, Entelognathus primordialis, et suggère, pour l’ensemble des vertébrés, une origine différente de celle généralement admise jusqu’à présent. Une équipe de paléontologues chinois, américains et suédois a longuement ‘restauré’ et étudié le fossile d’un poisson de 20 cm appelé Entelognathus primordialis, découvert en 2010 dans la province du Yunnan (Chine) et vieux d’environ 420 millions d’années (Silurien supérieur). Il s’agit d’un placoderme, une classe éteinte de poissons cuirassés. Et – surprise ! – ce poisson, antérieur à la date vers laquelle la communauté scientifique situait généralement l’apparition des animaux à squelette osseux,… possède déjà des mâchoires osseuses. Ses os crâniens et ses maxillaires en font ainsi le plus ancien animal pourvu de mâchoires articulées. De quoi remettre en question une théorie largement admise, selon laquelle les Ostéichtyiens – un vaste groupe zoologique qui comprend tous les vertébrés à squelette osseux, ainsi que les poissons à squelette cartilagineux – raies et requins – dérivaient tous de poissons à squelette lui aussi cartilagineux. Dans ce modèle, requins et raies auraient conservé ce trait anatomique, tandis que d’autres poissons auraient évolué vers un squelette osseux (arêtes) puis engendré tous les tétrapodes (vertébrés terrestres, dont l’homme).L’ancêtre direct de tous les tétrapodes ? Or, le nouveau fossile, Entelognathus primordialis, pourrait être, sinon l’ancêtre direct de tous ces animaux, du moins l’un de ses proches cousins ou descendants. Le véritable ancêtre, lui aussi, devait donc forcément être déjà doté de ce trait observé chez Entelognathus et qui étonne tant ses découvreurs : une mâchoire osseuse. La lignée dont découle tous les vertébrés – osseux aussi bien que cartilagineux – possédait donc déjà un squelette osseux, estiment les auteurs de la nouvelle étude. Ce seraient donc plutôt les requins et les raies qui auraient ‘abandonné’ ce trait pour adopter un squelette cartilagineux – et non l’inverse. “L’holotype [ou spécimen type] de Entelognathus a été trouvé en 2010, mais la majorité de l’échantillon était enterré. Avant sa préparation en laboratoire, nous n’avions pas prêté une attention particulière à ce spécimen”, explique le Dr Min Zhu, de l’Institut de paléontologie des vertébrés de l’Académie chinoise des sciences.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? “Les Ostéichtyiens n’ont pas acquis leur squelette osseux (…) : ils l’ont tout simplement hérité. Le dernier ancêtre commun de tous les vertébrés à mâchoires (les Gnathostomes), nous y compris, était un placoderme similaire à Entelognathus”, conclut de son côté Brian Choo, de l’Institut de Paléontologie des Vertébrés de Pékin.(crédits photo : Brian Choo) Le 27 septembre 2013 à 19:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting September 26

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will receive a presentation from WHS Principal Linda Peters regarding the school’s upcoming NEASC accreditation.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Diana Hill on the district’s 2019 Special Olympics.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Laura Stinson & Officer Brian Moon on the district’s Walking School Bus Program for the 2018-2019 school year.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Sue MacDonald on the district’s English Language Learners update.The Superintendent will discuss next steps following last meeting’s discussion on developing a policy for the formation of new sports teams.The School Committee will accept a $500 donation for Wilmington High School extracurricular activities from Wilmington Pediatrics.The School Committee will select its delegate to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.The School Committee will receive the FY18 Final Revolving Account Report and a personnel report.The School Committee will continue to discuss its operating protocols.The School Committee will receive a report from the Superintendent, plus subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”last_img read more

SXSW 2019 The weirdest sights from the worlds largest culture fest

first_img Culture Tags 2 SXSW 2019 See All reading • SXSW 2019: The weirdest sights from the world’s largest culture fest It’s not just the marketing ploys that bring the weird to SXSW, though. It’s that sense that the festival could be a home for just about anything.Lush Cosmetics brought an interactive bath bomb pop up built out of a cargo container to show off a new app. My colleagues and SXSW pals Chris Monroe and John Kim came across an apparatus dads can use to breast feed their babies when Mom’s not around. Meditation app Calm just happened to have a sloth at its booth. Meanwhile over at Sony’s WOW Studio, a small tribe of robots, part of the art installation Das Fremde, developed their own language and, no doubt, spent the entire time talking crap about everyone who stopped to gawk.Elsewhere: There were 3,000 pounds of cheese ready for attendee consumption, and mysterious signs on telephone poles about a lost unicorn. And you know what’s supremely weird? Sitting through a Q&A session with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and suddenly realizing Bill Nye the Science Guy is at the mic asking a question about climate change.Somewhere between sliding into an avocado-shaped ball pit and banging on some bongo drums in the dark, I chalked it all up to a slogan that says it all.As the bumper sticker goes, keep Austin weird. SXSW 2019 served up 3,000 pounds of cheese and now I don’t feel so good At SXSW, Sony’s WOW Studio sees a robot future that’s groovy, not apocalyptic Land O’Lakes’ Copernicus Project: Humans aren’t the center of the food universe Mar 20 • Us review: Jordan Peele’s horror flick holds up a dark mirror to Get Out • And a Merry Apocalypse to you, too.  Amy E. Price/Getty There I was, trying to scarf down a grilled cheese sandwich from a food truck outside the Austin Convention Center, when a pack of Satanic nuns rolled by to wish everyone a “Merry Apocalypse.”In almost any other time or place, this would be an unusual occurrence. Weird, you might say. But at SXSW, an event that mostly defies thematic categorization, weird is always in bountiful supply.Film, music, social issues, politics, business — SXSW packs a lot into 10 days. Sure, you get red carpet world premieres and blockbusting marquee names, but you also find the unexpected roaming around the streets that surround the convention center. On Saturday, I looked up from my phone to catch a procession of kids with masks, beating a drum, promoting the adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, premiering March 16 at SXSW.center_img Or, there were the two young women walking around in silver alien costumes, with green-painted faces. For what reason? I couldn’t tell you.And if angels and demons cruised by on the sidewalk, they were not just heralding the End Times (like the Chattering Order of St. Beryl), but herding people toward Amazon Prime Video’s Garden of Earthly Delights, an interactive experience for the upcoming show Good Omens. Granted, there’s a measure of this weirdness that’s manufactured. Guerilla marketing campaigns and SXSW go together like mac and cheese. I am, however, willing to opt-in for this over a billboard, any day. Mar 15 • Men can now breastfeed Comments Share your voice Mar 15 • LG ‘Snow White’ makes ice cream from capsules Mar 19 • AOC, Bill Nye and the apocalypse: The insanity of SXSW 2019 Related stories I guess you could say Pet Sematary is trying to ~drum up~ interest for its premiere. #SXSW— Erin Carson (@ErinCarson) March 11, 2019 SXSW 2019 Just in case you spot this lost unicorn. #SXSW #SXSW2019 #unicornsarereal— Teena Maddox (@teena_maddox) March 10, 2019last_img read more

Full Show CERAWeek And What Braille Can Teach Us About The Brain

first_imgOn Monday’s Houston Matters: Tomorrow is Election Day in the Texas primary races, and there are an unusually large number of open U.S. Congressional seats this year. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider explains why. Then, energy leaders from around the world are in Houston this week. We talk with Rice University’s Chuck McConnell about CERAWeek.Also this hour: We learn about a gathering in Houston of researchers and educators to discuss Braille, the writing system that allows people who are blind to read by touch. Despite so many technological advances, Braille is far from obsolete.Plus, we hear from Houston deli icon Ziggy Gruber of Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen. He’s one of the subjects of the documentary Deli Man. And Jeff Balke joins us to talk Houston sports.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live VideoWe offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Authenticity key to landing a new job

first_imgApplying for a new job? Just relax and be yourself during the interview, as a study has found that authenticity is key to securing an employment offer.Researchers, including those from University College London (UCL) in the UK, found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer.”People are often encouraged to only present the best aspects of themselves at interview so they appear more attractive to employers, but what we have found is that high-quality candidates – the top 10 per cent – fare much better when they present who they really are,” said SunYoung Lee from UCL School of Management. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Unfortunately, the same is not true for poorer quality candidates who can actually damage their chances of being offered the job by being more authentic,” said Lee.The research focused on the concept of ‘self- verification’, which refers to individuals’ drive to be known and understood by others according to their firmly held beliefs and feelings about themselves.To date, self-verifying behaviour was known to positively influence outcomes that unfold over time, such as the process of integration in a new organisation. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe research shows, for the first time, that self-verification can have important effects in short-term interpersonal interactions as well, as in the hiring process.”In a job interview, we often try to present ourselves as perfect. Our study proves this instinct wrong,” said Celia Moore from Bocconi University in Italy.”Interviewers perceive an overly polished self-representation as inauthentic and potentially misrepresentative.”But ultimately, if you are a high-quality candidate, you can be yourself on the job market. You can be honest and authentic. And if you are, you will be more likely to get a job,” Moore said. The researchers conducted three studies – two field studies looking at the importance of self-verification for groups of professionals applying for different jobs and a third experimental study testing the mechanism behind the effects observed. In the two field studies, prior to job interviews, candidates reported their self-verification drive, and their quality was evaluated in face-to-face interviews. The candidates that had been evaluated as high quality had a 51 per cent likelihood of receiving a placement, but this increased to 73 per cent for those who also had a strong drive to self-verify.The second study replicated this effect in a radically different sample by assessing 333 lawyers applying for positions in a branch of the US military.For this group, high quality candidates increased their chances of receiving a job offer five-fold, from 3 per cent to 17 per cent, if they also had a strong drive to self-verify.This effect was only seen in high-quality candidates, and for those rated as low-quality, the drive to self-verify weakened their position.The third study was designed to test the mechanism behind this effect. For this, the researchers surveyed 300 people on their self-verification striving and selected those who were extremely high and extremely low in the distribution.The research was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.last_img read more

John Gambadoro Arizona faces a determined and des

first_imgJohn GambadoroArizona faces a determined and desperate Philadelphia teamon the road this week and I fully expect Arizona’s one-game winning streak streak to end. The Eagles go on the road next week to the Meadowlands toface the Giants in a huge NFC East West showdown so willbe highly motivated to take care of business againstArizona. Michael Vick has been nothing better than averagethis season, getting knocked down 101 times and havingmore turnovers (9 int and 3 fumbles lost) than touchdownpasses (11). Strange, but Vick has no rushing touchdownsthis year. If Arizona can keep it close they might have achance, as Philly has struggled in the fourth quarter withVick only having one touchdown pass on the season in thefinal frame. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Jon Skelton, theCardinals second-year QB who will get the start again inplace of the injured Kevin Kolb and he has proven inspurts that he can play well. Can he do it for fourquarters on the road? Probably not at this time, but hedid a nice job last week of getting everyone involved. Keyfor Arizona is a heavy dose of Beanie Wells and playingphysical defense. If they can do that they have a chance.If not it could be a blowout.Final Score: Eagles 31, Cardinals 17 Comments   Share   Doug FranzThe Eagles aren’t that great. The Cardinals are nowherenear great.The Cardinals do have a chance because the Eagles are sobad against the run. The question is whether or notBeanie Wells can actually make it through a whole gamehealthy. If I believed in Wells’ ability to stay healthy,I would actually pick the Cardinals.I think the Cards will start well in this game. I thinkthe Cardinals will have a lead at some point in this game.Unfortunately, Wells will wear down eventually. Without arunning game to control the clock, the Eagles will make arare 4th quarter comeback.Yes, I’ve done my homework. I know the Eagles are one ofthe worse 4th quarter teams in the NFL. The catch is, doyou believe in the Cardinals ability to put someone away?Final Score: Eagles 27, Cardinals 24 Dave BurnsIt’s hard not to have the same feeling for the Eagles gamethat I had for the Ravens game; a superior opponent thatloses on Monday Night Football is going to be mad as helland plans on exacting revenge on the Arizona Cardinals. Itdidn’t follow the script vs. Baltimore and I doubt it willagain as the Eagles are a flawed football team. The key isBeanie Wells. Is he healthy enough to take pressure ofJohn Skelton? He wasn’t against the Rams but then….thatwas the Rams. I have nightmarish visions of Eagles’receivers running for miles, however.Final Score: Eagles 27, Cardinals 13 Final Score: Eagles 31, Cardinals 14 D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Vince MarottaThings don’t look good for the Cardinals, let’s face it.A team riding an 11-game road losing streak with a backupquarterback against a talented and desperate team justtrying to stay in playoff contention? Yikes. Look forLeSean McCoy to run wild against the Cardinals defense,and look for the Eagles to hit on at least two pass playsof 50+ yards against the Cardinals’ secondary. By the endof the game, the only think likely to still be watchingfor is to see if Patrick Peterson takes another one backto the house.Final Score: Eagles 34, Cardinals 17 Adam GreenThis game has that classic “Cardinals find a way to beat ateam they have no business beating” feel except for thefact that, well, the Eagles are good and the Cardinals arenot. The biggest issue for the Cardinals is the Eagles’strengths will exploit Arizona’s weaknesses. Fastreceivers? Check. Solid pass rush? Check. Mobile QB? Yeah,just a little bit. I don’t think John Skelton will have a big game Sundaybut, even if he did, I’m not sure it would matter. TheCardinals just don’t have the horses to keep up on theroad. Charlie FeinermanThe Eagles loss to the Bears could be the worst thing tohappen for the Cardinals. The Eagles will be very focusedthis week as a loss will all but end their NFC East titlehopes. The Cardinals will be able to run the ball well,but with the Cardinals defense concerned with Mike Vick,LeSean Mccoy will have a big day.Final Score: Eagles 38, Cardinals 17 It’s a battle of the birds in what was supposed to beKevin Kolb’s return to Philadelphia, but instead could beJohn Skelton’s second start of the season.The 2-6 Cardinals look to snap their road losing streakagainst the 3-5 Eagles, who looked to be on the verge ofturning their season around before losing to the BearsMonday night. What’s going to happen? Let us know what you think byleaving a comment below.center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Paul CalvisiPaulie Pigskin: Rookie on Rookie crime, as P-Twice scores3x on Eagles rookie punter. Plus, John Skelton will torchDRC for 3 TD passes and Beanie will run over DRC for 2more touchdowns. Paulie Pigskin predicts that Cards winmondo shootoutFinal Score: Cardinals 56, Eagles 45 What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Kyndra de St. AubinThe Cardinals need to find a way to stop LaSean McCoy.Michael Vick gets all the attention now that he issomewhat of a dual threat QB, but it’s McCoy who makesthis offense go. He’s averaging 5.5 yards per carry andhas 9 rushing TDs but, more importantly, he has NOfumbles.Cardinals will not stop McCoy, but they need to slow himdown to have a chance to win.Final Score: Eagles 31, Cardinals 24 Top Stories Tyler BassettThe Eagles are at home and have too much team speed. Itdoesn’t matter who starts at QB for the Cardinals, theywill struggle. I also expect Michael Vick to connect withhis WRs on a few big plays.Final Score: Eagles 31, Cardinals 16 Joe HuizengaSometimes they’ve got it, sometimes they don’t. I’m nottalking about the Cardinals offense, they really haven’thad it much lately. The Eagles on the other hand epitomize“cat and mouse.” Philly has looked like that “dream team”Vince Young proclaimed them to be once or twice thisseason. When you’re counting on a punt returner to keep you infootball games that should really say a lot about how theteam’s been playing lately. Patrick Peterson’s been abright spot, unfortunately the rest of the team has a lotof work to do. Give me McCoy, Maclin, Jackson & VickFinal Score: Eagles 34, Cardinals 10 Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

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Authorities have arrested close to 30 people for starting fires and are using aircraft to battle the blazes. for instance. Russia said a US military strike against Syria would have "grave repercussions" and stressed that the use of chlorine or sarin had not been confirmed in the attack Saturday in Douma.I did NOT know of the meeting with my son Don jr Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe) He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillarys lawyer Gee I wonder if they helped him make the choice Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27 2018 CNN reported that Cohen was prepared to tell federal investigators that the president knew ahead of time about the meeting at which a Russian lawyer with links to the Kremlin was expected to deliver damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Such testimony by Cohen a longtime fixer for Trump would contradict the testimony and public denials of the president his son and other campaign officials whove repeatedly said the president wasnt aware of the meeting until more than a year later The meeting was attended by the presidents son as well as Paul Manafort then chairman of Trumps presidential campaign; Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner; and several Russians including the lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and their representatives Contact us at editors@timecom research assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Center for Brain Health, credit cards and U. Charles Ommanney for TIME Senator Rand Paul attends a BBQ event at the Donnelly Barn in Bowling Green, And yet we also agree that being prideful is bad.If home delivery is to compete for younger consumers more focused on immediacy, But the team found that a gene was more likely to stick around if it created a protein that was central to one of these complexes.” he said.

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Relying on a clause in Japan’s patent law, Secondly, is at the center of a legal dispute Clifford Harris TIs legal name and his business partner Charles Hughes have just been named in a lawsuit filed by 12 of their employees claiming that the two restaurateurs have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act WSBTVreports The plaintiffs have accused Hughes specifically of nefarious pay practices but since they share joint authority in the restaurant Harris is equally liable The lawsuit claims that Hughes deposited money from the restaurants payroll bank account into his own personal account Subsequently when employees attempted to cash their payroll checks they would bounce Additionally the workers claim that they were "coerced to work off the clock for three hours before they were allowed to go home" and they would regularly work more than 40 hours every week but they werent paid overtime When they would complain Hughes allegedly ignored them The 12 plaintiffs are seeking back pay in varying amounts This article first appeared on Fortunecom Contact us at editors@timecomJune 20 1969 issue of LIFE magazine featuring Hillary RodhamLIFE Magazine June 20 1969 issue of LIFE magazine featuring Hillary RodhamLIFE Magazine1 of 3politicsHillary Clinton’s First National Splash: LIFE Magazine in 1969Lily RothmanLiz RonkJul 25 2016This week’s Democratic National Convention will be far from the first time that Hillary Clinton will find herself the center of attention As the crowning moment—so far—of a life in politics her presumed nomination as the party’s nominee for president will put her in a familiar spot beneath the nation’s spotlightIn 1969 however things were different Hillary Rodham received early national attention as a student speaker at Wellesley College’s graduation that year—a role that earned her a spot in a LIFE Magazine round-up of the words presented by the nation’s student leaders at their graduations "Through their scathing words and clenched fists" the magazine assessed "the Class of ’69 made clear that the protest will go on""We are all of us exploring a world that none of us understands and attempting to create within that uncertainty" she told her classmates in a speech that LIFE excerpted "But there are some things we feel—we feel that our prevailing acquisitive and competitive corporate life including tragically the universities is not the way of life for us We’re searching for more immediate ecstatic and penetrating modes of living And so our questions our questions about our institutions about our colleges about our churches about our government continue"Though the future candidate’s picture only appeared as a small portrait among many others LIFE did send a photographer to meet with her at her family home in Illinois Here are some of the images that did not make it to print: LIFE With Hillary: Portraits of a Wellesley Grad 1969 Not published in LIFE Hillary Rodham (later Hillary Rodham Clinton) Park Ridge Illinois June 1969Lee BaltermanTime Life Pictures/Getty Images Not published in LIFE Hillary Rodham (later Hillary Rodham Clinton) Park Ridge Illinois June 1969Lee Balterman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images1 of 16That month TIME likewise ran a commencement-address round-up that featured Wellesley’s Rodham choosing to highlight a different—and perhaps more prescient—excerpt from her speech: "More pertinent perhaps is the issue raised last week by Class Speaker Hillary Rodham at Wellesley ‘For too long’ she said ‘those who lead us have viewed politics as the art of the possible The challenge that faces them—and us—now is to practice politics as the art of making possible what appears impossible’" No one caught Gogoi in flagrante delicto or in any such compromising situation. the room stayed silent.Most of my friends also hope that they can work there after they graduate" Ling adds "There are many international companies that dont have a franchise in Taiwan but they do have one in China" Her chances are good Chinas major cities offer a thriving scene of multinational companies and lucrative incentives for start-ups Read more: Taiwan’s Vice President Talks to TIME About the Global Health Risks Arising From the Island’s Isolation In 2015 Chinese e-commerce magnate Jack Ma announced a $330 million fund for Taiwanese entrepreneurs Just last month the Taipei-based China Times reported an award of almost $400000 for a business start-up contest for Taiwanese youth in Shanghai Chen admits that Chinas vibrant business climate lured him back after his studies when he struggled to start a PR company in Taiwan "It was easy to start but not to survive" he says "In Taiwan they play more a short term game They want their investment back soon" The Chinese however treated him like a "star" offering an office and financial incentives "The Chinese government want people to start-up They want this trend" he says Chen sold his stake in his company to advance his career in a large international firm In China ambitious Taiwanese professionals also find they can progress quicker than they would at home "Our company is willing to give younger people more of a chance" says Chen China may feel like a foreign country where "we still understand that we are different culturally and politically" but for now it is Chens home "Taiwan is much more a place for retirement" he adds The roots of Taiwans talent deficit lie in its slow export-reliant economy and the failure to make tough reforms to attract foreign investment and to shift from previously successful labor-intensive industries towards high technology and services Meanwhile neighboring China enjoys high growth In July it reported an annual pace of 69% while Taiwan hovers at around 2% Job seekers look at job information at an employment fair in Taipei Taiwan on May 28 2016 Tyrone Siu—REUTERS To add to Taiwans woes graduate salaries have stagnated In 1999 a university graduate could expect an average monthly salary of around $900 By 2016 this had risen to just $925 "If China is growing at 6 percent a year and Taiwan is growing at 2 percent a year which is going to be the most attractive place to go to stake out your career" asks Michael Zielenziger Asia expert and a managing editor at Oxford Economics a UK-based economics and research consultancy "Its very difficult for a young bright Taiwanese student to ignore the bright lights big city appeal of either China or the States Its a challenge to the government to make the country more attractive to keep people at home and bring them back" he says In 2012 Oxford Economics produced a survey that made the dire prediction that by 2021 Taiwan would have the biggest talent deficit in the world "Taiwan comes in poorly for a number of obvious factors The population is not increasing…Its getting older" says Zielenziger Read more: ‘If We Patented General Tsos Chicken Wed Be Extremely Rich: Remembering Peng Chang-kuei Caught in a vicious cycle low wages have left young people less inclined to start a family contributing to declining birthrates Youth are resentful that Taiwans generous state pension system leaves for example retired high school teachers on a monthly stipend of around $2250 while they struggle to make ends meet The resulting exodus leaves less workers to support the swelling ranks of the old pushing the pensions system towards the brink of bankruptcy Gordon Sun director of the forecasting center at the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research says the nature of the brain drain is exacerbating Taiwans economic troubles "They are high level managers engineers they are rich their income is high" he says "Most of their spending or consumption is in China So in Taiwan our consumption cannot grow" he argues "We need them to come back and live here and spend here" Tourists visiting the promenade on the Shanghai Bund take pictures of the Lujiazui Financial District skyline in Pudong Shanghai China on Sept 26 2016 Wang Gang—Imaginechina But the notion of China presenting itself as the land of opportunity in exchange for Taiwanese loyalty is misguided believes Taipei-based analyst Michael Cole a senior fellow at Nottingham Universitys China Policy Institute Firstly China has no clear strategy to win over Taiwan "Right now they dont know what to do" he argues "Theyve long been infatuated with notions of economic determinism They tried that with Tibet and they tried that with Hong Kong to an extent" Cole says "They still dont seem to realize the pragmatism with which people are dealing with China in which they recognize the opportunities for their career or for investment but very rarely does that translate into a shift in self-identification or support for unification" Lo Chih-cheng a legislator with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) agrees that young people will see through attempts to politically manipulate them "They want to show especially to young people that China is their future and Taiwan has nowhere to go to but to turn to China Thats their strategy: Taiwan has to depend on China for economic development" he says "I dont know whether it works or not but I dont think it will change their identity" Lo adds "There is a huge difference between the way of life in Taiwan and China that will reinforce their views about themselves being Taiwanese not Chinese" Others are more concerned that the long term impact of offering financial security to an entire generation could slowly erode resistance to Chinas political ambitions Unlike Hong Kong freedom of speech and democracy is not directly under threat for now in Taiwan giving the young fewer reasons to push back Taiwanese identity is strong but willingness to advocate independence less so Rex 36 a Taiwanese banker moved to Guangzhou southern China two years ago as he did not want to lose his job in Taiwan in middle age "I dont see a future for my work in Taiwan" he says Read more: Many Young Taiwanese Want to Go to the Olympics With a New Flag and Anthem He now prefers the dynamism of China compared to the more regulatory business culture at home Politics plays little role in Rexs personal life but he believes that "Taiwan and the Chinese are going to merge some day in the future 50 or 100 years from now" for more practical reasons "China is just too big and in Taiwan you cannot live without China being involved in your business" he explains For many who opted to stay home the steady drip of Chinas economic influence over those who left has become a touchy subject Earlier this year a Taiwanese man Jeremy 25 who works in Shanghai was denounced online as a "communist bandit" after he urged young people to leave and seek a better life overseas "I have friends in Taiwan who work inconceivably hard every day Theyre up at 5am and dont finish up with work until 9 or 10pm at night And what for They have no future and no hopes" he said in a video that went viral A tourist from Shanghai China goes through a health checkup organized by a hospital to promote medical tourism in Taipei June 28 2011 Pichi Chuang—REUTERS Dr Yang Tzu-ting a research fellow at the Institute of Economics at Taiwans Academia Sinica believes that a large Taiwanese labor force in China could "threaten our national security" and encourage some to become advocates for unification The best way for the Taiwanese government to counter this is to create better jobs and to boost the services industry he argues An example would be to remove stifling annual quotas on medical training to create a health tourism sector he says Another would be to make universities more competitive to prevent academics escaping centralized and low wages Ross Feingold a Taipei-based lawyer and public policy analyst agrees that the Taiwanese government is not doing enough to stem the brain drain "One way to look at it is if China succeeds in getting young people to remain there during election time and not return home to vote for the DPP that that would also work to Chinas advantage" he says "I think its just a transactional relationship where people want to have jobs that pay better and offer opportunities for promotion Whether it builds personal affinity remains to be seen" Contact us at editors@timecomThe good: Beautiful design; Long battery life; Great low-light camera The bad: Collects fingerprint smudges; Comes with unnecessary apps Who should buy: Smartphone shoppers looking for a device with a great screen and camera who are willing to splurge Samsung just gave Android fans a major gift: A smartphone that can go toe-to-toe with Apple’s best efforts and in some ways come out on top Frankly the Galaxy S7 is the best phone the South Korean electronics firm has ever made There are two versions of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone to choose from: The 51-inch Galaxy S7 and the 55-inch Galaxy S7 Edge The latter of which has a screen that’s slightly curved on either side Both devices are an evolution a perfection one might say of what Samsung set out to do with its previous effort the Galaxy S6 The new models have small but important differences from their predecessors Users can add extra storage the return of a feature Android diehards are sure to celebrate The camera doesn’t jut out awkwardly from the back of the device And both phones are water resistant meaning the occasional spill won’t spell certain doom Taken together these elements combined with improvements like a better camera and speedier processor make the Samsung Galaxy S7 one of the best phones you can buy today It’s priced at just under $700 without a carrier subsidy while the Edge model runs about $100 more Exact costs vary with different carriers Here’s what it’s like to use both phones which officially launch on March 11 How they look and feel Technology fans have long criticized Samsung’s smartphone design choices from the plastic-cased Galaxy S4 to the Band-Aid-like dimpled back panel on the Galaxy S5 But tech pundits started singing a new tune with last year’s arrival of the Galaxy S6 the design of which represented a radical rethink on Samsung’s part Most of the S6’s celebrated design language like glossy glass and smooth metal has made its way to the S7 albeit with tweaks The standard Galaxy S7’s back is slightly curved making it more comfortable to hold The camera on both phones is now flush with the back of the device The Galaxy S7 Edge stands out in particular for having a screen size matching that of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus despite having a smaller overall device size Both S7 phones have a nicer more elegant look than most Android devices I’ve used But they don’t stay in mint condition for long as they’re definitely fingerprint magnets After about a day’s worth of use the front and back of my S7 were just as smudged as its screen This can be avoided by using a case but it’s worth noting for those who prefer not to cover their phones The hardware design also means you can’t swap out the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge’s battery like you can with other Android devices such as the LG G5 and Samsung’s older phones The Galaxy S7’s screen is gorgeous and sharp just like Samsung’s previous high-end smartphones Both devices feature a Super AMOLED screen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution Colors pop more boldly here than on the iPhone 6s Plus’ LED 1920 x 1080 screen Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 devices can also show helpful data like the time date and battery status even while the screen is turned off This feature turned out to be surprisingly useful Glancing over at my phone instead of reaching for it to check the time was especially convenient Using them The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have high-quality cameras that capture great images in a wide range of scenarios The camera’s pixels are slightly larger than those of last year’s model which in practice means it’s better in low-light conditions The phones’ autofocus speed has gotten a boost thanks to a technique that uses nearly all of the camera’s pixels to focus rather than just a portion of them During my tests the Galaxy S7 captured photos that were bold sharp and colorful as did Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus When comparing the same image taken with either phone side-by-side I found that the sky seemed bluer and more vibrant in the photo taken with Apple’s device Samsung’s phone captured an excellent shot but the shade of blue seemed a bit washed out See both photos below Samsung Galaxy S7 Lisa Eadicicco iPhone 6s Plus Lisa Eadicicco The Galaxy S7 excels over the iPhone when shooting photos in dark indoor areas In a photo taken inside a poorly-lit bar I noticed my subject was clearer and more visible Samsung Galaxy S7 Lisa Eadicicco iPhone 6s Plus Lisa Eadicicco The Galaxy S7 can easily last through an entire work day on a single charge even when the screen’s Always On feature is activated The phones survived for a little over a day and a half after I used them moderately throughout the day to do things like stream Netflix browse the web and check my email As with other phones battery life will vary depending on how the S7 is used One of the best parts of using an Android device compared to an Apple iPhone is the level of customization they afford Users can personalize the phone’s theme and add widgets or interactive icons to their home screen But that flexibility comes with an unintended consequence: Clutter Carriers and phone manufacturers add their own apps and services to the Android gadgets they sell meaning a phone’s interface can quickly get messy The Verizon version of the Galaxy S7 I tested came with a folder dedicated to Verizon’s apps another folder for Samsung’s apps and a widget advertising Samsung’s apps on one of its home screens Then there’s also a folder dedicated to apps made by Google which is standard for most Android devices I much prefer the simpler stripped-down interface of Google’s Nexus devices and the iPhone That being said not all manufacturer additions are bothersome Samsung’s modified version of Android includes some useful features like the ability to launch the camera by double tapping the home button One of Samsung’s newest additions is the Edge sidebar which is a software column that users can access by swiping out from the Galaxy S7 Edge’s curved portion of the screen Here users can flip through various sidebars such as a feed of news headlines apps favorite contacts shortcuts to specific tasks (like sending an email to your boss) and more Third parties can develop Edges (Yahoo News already has one) so we’re likely to see more choices in the future I occasionally used the Edge sidebar to launch an app quickly or check the news but I wouldn’t consider it a necessity Samsung says that both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can be submerged in five feet of water for up to 30 minutes and live to tell the tale In testing this I found that both phones functioned normally after I held them under a running water faucet I was even able to use the touchscreen while the water poured over the phone although the fingerprint sensor 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