Video: Boeing 747-8F “waves” goodbye in spectacular fashion

first_imgThis footage is managed exclusively by If you wish to license this footage please contact 777Xs in a row. Latest picture. The crew of this Cargolux Boeing 747-8F (Freighter) wave goodbye on departure by waggling the wings.The video was taken by Dipankar Bhakta at Boeing’s Everett plant where the 747 is built.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

Frequent inbreeding may have caused skeletal abnormalities in early humans

first_img Erik Trinkaus Early humans faced countless challenges as they fanned out of Africa: icy conditions, saber-tooth cats, and, according to a new study of ancient skeletons, an unusually high number of birth defects, both debilitating and relatively inconsequential. It’s unclear why such abnormalities seem to be so common, but scientists say one strong possibility is rampant inbreeding among small hunter-gatherer groups.“This paper represents a valuable compilation,” says Vincenzo Formicola, an anthropologist at the University of Pisa in Italy who wasn’t involved in the new work. “Many cases reported in the list were unknown to me and, I assume, to many people working in the field.”Many human fossils from the Pleistocene (roughly 2.5 million B.C.E. to 9700 B.C.E.) have unusual features. For example, femur bones with abnormal bowing have been found from China to the Czech Republic. The skull of a toddler found in the Qafzeh cave in Israel had a swollen braincase consistent with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid floods the skull. 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But Erik Trinkaus, a paleoanthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, noticed a pattern: These skeletal deformations seemed to be suspiciously common in the fossil record.So Trinkaus did the math. He assembled data on 66 individuals with skeletal abnormalities mostly dating to the past 200,000 years. The fossils, most from young adults, were found in sites scattered throughout the Middle East and Eurasia and represent several different species of Homo. Trinkaus then researched how common their conditions are in modern human populations.He found that about two-thirds of the ancient abnormalities occur in less than 1% of modern humans. Another dozen or so didn’t match any known modern developmental disorder. Trinkaus ran the odds that archaeologists would have uncovered so many ancient abnormalities by chance, and he found that it would have been a “truly, vanishingly small probability.” That suggests, he reports today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that early humans faced some cultural or environmental pressure that led to so many deformities.One possibility, previously proposed by other researchers: Ancient people with skeletal deformities might have been seen as shamans and given careful burials, making their bodies more likely to be preserved and later found. Another: Pregnant mothers didn’t get enough of the right nutrients, leading to more skeletal disorders. But Trinkaus notes that, whereas some skeletal disorders like rickets affect the whole body, many skeletons were found with deformities on only one side of the body. He also says many fossils in his analysis show no evidence of special rites.However, several bodies show abnormalities consistent with known genetic mutations, and multiple individuals from at least one site exhibited several different conditions, suggesting the people might be related. It’s thought that most human populations at the time were small and isolated, Trinkaus says. In those conditions, inbreeding can lead to widespread harmful genetic mutations.Evidence of low genetic diversity among Pleistocene humans based on ancient DNA analysis also supports this hypothesis, says Hallie Buckley, a bioarchaeologist at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. “Of all the arguments put forward … this seems the most likely explanation.”Further analysis of ancient DNA at these sites might confirm inbreeding, but prepping samples for such investigations often means destroying them. “Ancient DNA has become increasingly viewed as a ‘magic bullet’ to shoot at any question about past human populations, but that may not always be justified,” Buckley says.Siân Halcrow, Buckley’s colleague at the University of Otago, says that although she appreciates Trinkaus’s thorough cataloging, his paper has several weaknesses, most notably in its estimates of how common these abnormalities are in modern people—and how common they used to be. It would be better to compare the ancient rates to later populations in prehistory or early historic populations, she says, but unfortunately those data don’t exist.No matter the cause, many of the deformities would have been debilitating. The fact that so many survived past childhood suggests early humans must have offered each other social support and medical knowhow, Trinkaus says. For example, although hydrocephaly is rarely a death sentence thanks to modern treatment, it can easily be fatal if left untreated. “The Qefzeh child with hydrocephaly lived until about 3 or 4 years old. When you consider it lived 100,000 years ago, that’s pretty amazing.” By Michael PriceNov. 5, 2018 , 3:05 PM These bowed femurs were found (top to bottom) in China’s Tianyuan cave, Russia’s Sunghir burial site, and the Czech Republic’s Dolní Vĕstonice site. Frequent inbreeding may have caused skeletal abnormalities in early humanslast_img read more

India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 4: as it happened

first_imgIndia in their first innings managed to score 465.Hello and welcome to the coverage from day four of the third Test between Australia and India in Melbourne.ScorecardAustralia (2nd innings):Stumps: Australia are leading by 326 runs at the end of day four’s play. Shaun Marsh’s unbeaten 62 really held the hosts’ innings together with the tailenders digging in. Will Australia declare at their overnight score? This Test also heading towards a interesting finish.71.6 overs: Maiden over from Umesh Yadav but Australia surely have put themselves in safe zone by taking a lead of 322 runs. Thanks to Shaun Marsh, who held Australia’s innings together. 68.1 overs: Six. Shaun Marsh goes after Ashwin and hits straight down the ground to bring up his half-century. Australia’s lead now past 300. Moreover, to make up for the lost time due to rain, play has been extended by 30 minutes.65.1 overs: Four. Johnson nails it straight down the ground. Touch short from Shami and Marsh slaps it straight. 61.2 overs: Four. Big inside edge runs down to fine leg. Marsh goes for the cut shot off Ishant but was lucky the ball missed the stumps. Australia lead by 285 runs.59.6 overs: Ishant Sharma has run in hard and bending his back, more importantly bowling in the right channel. Australia lead by 280 runs. 55.2 overs: Out. The ploy of bowling down the leg has worked for India as Umesh gets his second wicket by dismissing Brad Haddin for 13. The ball was sliding down the leg and Haddin flicks to get an edge to Dhoni. Australia six down. Snicko picked up some noise as the ball passed the bat, but nothing on HotSpot.advertisement53.5 overs: Four. Bad bowling from Umesh, full and wide. Marsh takes no half-measures and slashes hard. Australia lead by 262 runs.53.3 overs: Four. Full delivery from Umesh and Marsh drives it through extra-cover. Australia’s lead now past 250 with Shaun Marsh and Brad Haddin at the crease. Australia 189 for 5. Cloud cover now over MCG with India gunning to close out Australia at the earliest. Presently, Shaun Marsh and Brad Haddin at the crease. 45.3 overs: Out. Bad shot selection from Burns, chasing an away going delivery from Ishant Sharma. Burns goes for the cut and gets an outside edge to Dhoni behind the stumps. Ishant Sharma bowls yet another no ball as the third and final session gets underway. Tea: Australia reach 174 for 4 leading by 239 runs with Shaun Marsh and Joe Burns at the crease. India have managed to pick up wickets, but Australia have put up a decent lead on the board. Stay tuned for the final session action. 40.3 overs: Out. Chris Rogers gets played on while playing a defensive shot to Ashwin. The ball takes the inside edge and then pads before crashing to the stumps. Australia 165 for 4.Rogers slams back-to-back boundaries off Ishant Sharma and both lovely driven through the ground. Rogers on 68 with Australia leading by 228 runs.Indian bowlers are bowling to a leg stump line, especially to Chris Rogers. But Dhoni also needs giving away easy runs, meanwhile R Ashwin introduced into the attack.Chris Rogers gets a lucky reprieve as the edge falls short of Dhoni behind the stumps. Replays showed that the ball bounced short of Dhoni. India going for the kill. Shaun Marsh joins Chris Rogers at the crease as Australia’s lead go past 200. 33.3 overs: Out. The plan of placing a leg slip has worked for Dhoni. The ball bowled on the pads by Umesh Yadav and Smith falls in the trap by playing to leg slip where Rahane dives to complete a low catch. 31.5 overs: Four. Another similar kind of delivery, which meets the same result. This time Smith places it to deep square leg. 31.4 overs: Four. Poor delivery from Umesh Yadav, short and down the leg. Steve Smith pulls it to a vacant fine leg boundary. 30 overs: Steve Smith has been sedate so far for his 15-ball  three runs, but has the ability to accelerate once he gets his eye in. Australia 117 for 2.Dhoni and India should be looking for wickets and can’t afford to let Australia off the hook. However, the hosts would be looking to score quickly and put in India with a target. 27.4 overs: Four. Chris Rogers reaches to his fifty in style with a boundary to the sweeper cover. This was his fourth half-century in a row. Australia now lead by 178 runs. Chris Rogers gets two boundaries off Shami – one off the outside edge to the third man and second driven through the covers. Australia 108 for 2 and lead by 173 runs. advertisement24.1 overs: Out. Ishant Sharma strikes after the extended rain delay by getting Shane Watson caught behind for 17. Length ball from Ishant and Watson going for a defensive shot gets an edge to Dhoni behind the wickets.22.2 overs: Dropped. Dhawan drops Chris Rogers at second slip off Ishant Sharma’s bowling.Rain update: Hold on guys, not so soon for the start as rain comes back again but looks like a passing shower. The Indian bowlers are warming up on the sidelines under the watchful eyes of bowling coach Bharat Arun.Good news from Melbourne, rain seems to have stopped and also the covers are coming off. The rain had stopped briefly but once again light drizzle has started with the covers coming back.Now the drizzle has picked up to proper rain in Melbourne.There has been a delay to the start of post-lunch session as drizzle stops play with the covers on. Lunch: India were all out for 465 and then Australian openers gave their team a good start before David Warner fell for 40. At lunch Australia were 90 for 1 and leading by 155 runs with Chris Rogers (33*) and Shane Watson (15*) at the crease.Day 3 round-up: Australia’s Nathan Lyon and Ryan Harris each claimed twovital late wickets to leave India on 462 for 8 at stumps on day three of the third Test, after Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 262-runpartnership.India trailed Australia’sfirst-innings 530 by 68 runs after starting the day on 103 for 1. Kohliand Rahane made the most of a placed pitch at the Melbourne CricketGround to put together a fluent partnership that looked like turning the Test in India’s favour. They brought up India’s first fourth-wicketcentury partnership at the MCG off 138 balls and went on to build theIndia’s highest partnership outside Asia in 10 years.Lyon (2 for 108) ended the long partnership when he trapped Rahane lbwattempting a sweep on 147. The offspinner then dismissed Lokesh Rahul,caught at deep backward square off a top-edged sweep, dismissing him ondebut for 3. Rahul’s wicket came much to the relief of substitute fieldPeter Siddle, who dropped Rahul at midwicket two balls earlier.last_img read more

DNV GL to Class Sailing Vessel Sea Cloud Spirit

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DNV GL Classification society DNV GL has signed a classification contract for the passenger sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit, being built by Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Spain.Ordered by the Hamburg-based operator Sea Cloud Cruises, the vessel is designed to meet the increasing demand from both independent travellers and the charter market, mainly in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.“Sea Cloud Spirit will become the third addition to our fleet of luxury sailing vessels. It will offer a unique combination of luxury accommodation, technologically advanced amenities and traditional sailing, and we look forward to welcoming our first guests on board in 2020,” Daniel Schäfer, Managing Director of Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH, said.Featuring a length of 138 meters, Sea Cloud Spirit is a full three-masted sailing ship, able to carry up to 136 passengers on luxury cruises, with 85 crew members on board. Sea Cloud Spirit is scheduled to set sail in the summer of 2020.last_img read more

Maintaining tradition with modern outlook important Tarun Tahiliani

first_imgNew Delhi: Veteran designer Tarun Tahiliani says it is imperative for new-age couples that traditional and contemporary approach go hand-in-hand, even when it comes to their fashion choices. The couturier, whose collection ‘Bloom’ will draw curtains at the FDCI India Couture Week 2019 on Sunday, said men and women who reach out to him have always had a clear expectation: of the finest quality, intricate technique and something that flatters their personal style and body type. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “That ask hasn’t changed over time. What has changed now though is a newer age bride and grooms want to adorn exquisite garments, however without compromising on functionality. They want to be able to enjoy their own wedding functions and move around at ease without feeling weighed down. They want to maintain tradition but with a modern outlook,” Tahiliani told PTI in an interview. The couturier said evolution through time not only shows how far India has come as an industry but also as a country. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Be true to your roots, revive techniques and fabrics that celebrate our culture but also focus on how couture can be made lightweight, easy, breathable and modern given the changing times and how each individual wants to have mobility and truly enjoy wearing the most exquisite garments.” The embroidery in the collection ranges from India to France and Tahiliani said each style serves its own purpose and appeals to individual tastes and preferences. “Kasheeda – fine-resham work helps us make the garments feather light floral motifs combine with French knots, tulle, jaali burned in the fabric, lace, and ombre beading bring a glamorous exquisiteness and drama to each piece. “The menswear is more classic tone-on-tone work and signature Tarun Tahiliani accents because the entire focus is in getting the fit right, since that’s where true luxury lies, he added. This time at the ICW, there will be no muse headlining the show. The star of the show are the garments, he believes. The couturier, who entered his 25th year as a fashion designer, said the journey has been incredible. ” The love and support we have received through the years has been a humbling experience. When we started, we worked mostly on textiles, and we did aari, mirror work, aabla and mukaish, and in the late 2000s it exploded into a madness of weight. Soon we realised that there was a problem to be solved – to make lightweight exquisite couture for brides so they can actually move around at ease,” he said. “We have also consistently invested in R&D over the years on the underlying-structure for garments, and on developing different types of crinolines to ensure we can achieve this goal of being a couturier who understands their clients’ needs while ensure they are a vision in their outfits. The next 25 years I can only hope are as rewarding as the past years gone by,” he added. The ICW closes Sunday.last_img read more