Big Data Analytics Brings Big Potential to Healthcare

first_imgStanford & Duke Baseline StudyOpens in a new window10,000Pilot phase (2015), then expanding Qatar SIDRA Medical & Research CenterOpens in a new window350,000Enrolling in 2016 UK BiobankOpens in a new window500,000Fully enrolled, dataset growing UCSF Health eHeart StudyOpens in a new window1,000,000 (worldwide)Actively enrolling Michael J Fox FoundationOpens in a new window1,000 (US & Europe)Actively enrolling OrganizationTarget # of ParticipantsStatuscenter_img By Asha Nayak, MD, Ph.D.This week, I was thrilled to join Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on stage during his keynote at Oracle* Open World to describe the great potential of big data analytics in healthcare. I talked about the critical role of tools like the Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP) in accelerating medical discovery and impact for patients.As a practicing clinician and Intel’s Global Medical Director, I am especially excited about the ability to monitor patients outside of the clinic using wearable, at-home, and mobile devices. In addition to their usefulness in monitoring, many of these devices are two-way — creating an avenue to reach individuals in real time with custom recommendations. This has very broad implications well beyond the examples around cardiovascular and Parkinson’s studies I cited in the keynote.For outwardly healthy individuals, wearable and mobile can help clinicians detect a variety of conditions earlier. For example, today many people have intermittent atrial fibrillation that they learn of only after arriving at the hospital with their first stroke. Imagine if we could detect this silent and asymptomatic condition at home, in time to prompt a person to get early treatment and prevent that first stroke.Another example is pre-ecclampsiaOpens in a new window1, which affects two percent to 18 percent of pregnancies, depending on where you are in the world. It is a progressive condition that threatens the lives of both mother and fetus. One of its first signs is rising blood pressure. Earlier detection and treatment are known to improve outcomes for both mother and child. These are two of many examples of how we can prevent suffering, improve outcomes, and potentially lower costs by detecting disease earlier.It’s very important to note that monitoring devices must be accurate (especially in the hands of untrained users), and must be validated (in combination with their back-end analytics) for accuracy – in order to be effective in these types of applications.For individuals with chronic disease, there is also great value in helping people tailor how they manage their unique symptoms and disease progression. Technology can help to guide a patient within the bounds of a physician’s prescription/instructions. For example, patients with asthma treat themselves with prescribed oral and inhaled medications when symptoms occur.Imagine if – using biometric and environmental sensors, real-time analytics, and push-alerts — an asthma patient could be alerted to the risk or early-onset of a flare before symptoms begin. Early intervention has the potential to help patients avoid or reduce the severity of their flare and reduce the amount of medication needed to control it. This is an example of how we can better treat conditions that are already diagnosed.My enthusiasm in this area is shared by many, across disciplines, and around the world. In addition to Intel, numerous academic, government and commercial organizations have recognized the value of integrating multiple health data streams, and are investing heavily in discovery from large population datasets. As you can see from this chart, these efforts, representing just a few that are underway today, are diverse both in focus and location: Saudi Genome ProjectOpens in a new window100,000Planning phase (2015) US Precision Medicine InitiativeOpens in a new window1,000,000Planning phase (2015) So to all the researchers out there, this is an amazing time to ask questions we never thought we could answer before. Think about associations between clinical parameters and pretty much anything we can measure today — from behavior to diet to location to genetic composition and more. Bigger and bigger datasets are being integrated. Tools like TAP are making it easier to query these complex information streams, including data generated outside the clinic, and to find answers that I believe will help us live healthier.The entire keynote can be found hereOpens in a new window with the healthcare discussion beginning at 33:00.Visit to find out more about Intel’s efforts in Health and Life Sciences.Copyright © Intel Corporation, 2015. All rights reserved.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Legal NoticesOpens in a new windowlast_img read more

Conte: ‘Inter players have won nothing’

first_imgAntonio Conte continued his rant against Inter’s transfer strategy after defeat in Dortmund. “Apart from Diego Godin, these players haven’t won anything and lack experience.” The Nerazzurri were leading 2-0 at half-time only to fall 3-2 in the Champions League trip to Borussia Dortmund. “We have too limited a squad to face both Serie A and Champions League football this season. I mean limited both in terms of numbers and quality,” Conte told Sport Mediaset. “Some players have to be on the field constantly and in the long run, you do pay for that. I am furious, because this cancels out all the good work.” He continued to insist the January transfer window is already too late to make changes. “I am not asking the club for anything, these are the players and we go into battle with these players. The club will make its evaluations, I am just saying all of us got it badly wrong when planning for this season. “We are in an emergency situation with only three players injured, whereas other teams have injuries and don’t even notice. We notice. “We are talking about a group of players who, apart from Godin, haven’t won anything. It’s difficult then to deal with a tough situation. “Who do I call on? Nicolò Barella, who we signed from Cagliari? Or Stefano Sensi, who arrived from Sassuolo? I will always thank the players for giving their heart and soul, and I know that I am asking for the kind of strain that some find it difficult to deal with. “We can’t let our current position in the table disguise the problems that are there.” The issues are due to get worse, because Matteo Politano left the stadium with crutches and only wearing one shoe, as he played the final 15 minutes with a sprained ankle, as all the substitutions had been completed. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Lee Corso Can No Longer Put On Osceola Gear At Florida State Because Of Bill Murray

first_imgBill Murray and Lee Corso on the set of College Gameday.YouTube/TheTennesseeShowAs a part of a panel at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta today, ESPN’s Lee Corso has been revealing some interesting details about his role on College GameDay. Earlier, we shared Corso’s reason for picking against Auburn: the school won’t let him wear Aubie’s head for his pick. Corso is also now barred from wearing gear from his alma mater, Florida State, for a very different reason. You can blame Bill Murray for the fact that Corso will no longer dress as Chief Osceola. Lee Corso says he hasn’t been allowed to put on Seminoles mascot gear on Gameday since Bill Murray stole spear and threw it at Clemson game.— Heath Cline (@heathradio) August 3, 2015Here is video from that GameDay, which also featured the former Saturday Night Live star tackling the then-77 year old Corso.This ban has to be tough for Corso, a class of 1957 Florida State alumnus.[Extra Mustard]last_img read more

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto fractures wrist in training

first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Neto is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing a bone in his left wrist.The 30-year-old arrived at Camp Nou from Valencia during the off-season in a deal worth an initial €26 million (£23m/$30m.With Jasper Cillessen moving the opposite way, Neto was brought in to provide competition for Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But Ernesto Valverde now faces being without his back-up keeper for the opening stages of the season as he picked up an injury in the final training session ahead of Saturday’s friendly against Napoli. Barcelona announced on their official website that Neto has been diagnosed with a scaphoid bone fracture and the extent of the injury will be determined on Monday.Reports in Spain suggest the Brazilian, who featured in Barcelona’s first four pre-season matches, is likely to miss five weeks of action.While Neto’s time at Barcelona has started in rough fashion, the former Valencia keeper recently described his move to Camp Nou as a dream.”It’s a dream for any footballer. When you talk about Barcelona, ever player at the highest level wishes to play for a team like this one,” Neto told SPORT. “It’s very different. It means your hard work has paid off when your club can compete for every trophy available.”For me, as someone who likes to always win, to compete at the highest level is the best.” Barcelona begin their La Liga campaign with a trip to Athletic Bilbao on Friday and face Real Betis and Osasuna before the end of the month.The reigning Spanish champions will also likely be without Lionel Messi for their season opener, with Valverde declaring he’s a major doubt due to a calf strain. “He’s in the recovery process and I don’t know if he will be ready for the start of La Liga,” Valverde told a news conference after a 4-0 win over Napoli in Michigan on Saturday.”It’s looking difficult.”Barcelona have won their last four games of pre-season with their final victory over Napoli seeing Antoine Griezmann net his first goal for the club.last_img read more

Zakirs trust got dubious donations from unknown well wishers ED

first_imgNew Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik received crores of funds in his and his trusts’ bank accounts from unidentified “well wishers” over the years for his speeches that spread “hatred and incited Muslim youths” to take up terrorism, an ED probe has found. The Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), Mumbai-based charity trust promoted and controlled by Naik, “allegedly received funds in the form of donations and zakat (a form of alms giving in Islam) from domestic as well as overseas donors from countries like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Malaysia among others,” the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCAccording to the ED probe report accessed by the PTI, the IRF maintained various bank accounts in which funds from the donors were being deposited and they were controlled by Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, the 53-year-old Islamic evangelist’s full name. “These bank accounts are held with Citi Bank, DCB Bank Ltd and Union Bank of India. Most of the amounts received by IRF are in the form of donations or zakat from domestic as well as overseas donors. The funds are received through banking channels,” it said. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsNaik is absconding from the probe and at present is stated to be in Malaysia. As per the ED report, the “donors remain unidentified as their names in the receipts are mentioned as ‘well wishers’. As the donations are made by cash, only the names of the donors are mentioned on the receipts without disclosing their contact details, which raises suspicion of being bogus or sham entries”. The agency said its probe found that the total quantum of funds received in the bank accounts of IRF, from 2003-04 to 2016-17, is to the tune of Rs 64.86 crore. “Out of these funds, a majority of the funds were utilised for organising ‘peace conferences’, purchase of capital equipment, payment of salaries and other miscellaneous expenses.last_img read more

Is a New Network Just a Virtual Router

Wired vs. Wireless: A Closer Look J.R. Simmons September 18, 2019 As enterprises configure their networks to meet the demands of a connected workforce, the debate over wired vs. wireless network has come into focus. All this seems logical. Operator services could be less costly, using cheaper devices because the connection and security features would be higher up. Cloud services need virtual networks anyway, so enterprises wouldn’t face additional costs for the overlay features. Everything could be made elastic and resilient, even more secure. What more could you ask? ‘Snowflake’ Networks: Putting a Freeze on Automation Terry Slattery June 26, 2019 Snowflake networks may sound as pretty as a new snowfall, but they create real challenges for automation. 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Extreme Networks Zeus Kerravala May 17, 2019 The company, whose existence was being questioned just a few years ago, has risen from the proverbial ashes. Both hosted router software and white-box switches have a common foundation, which is that routing is good but routers are expensive. What’s needed, according to advocates of either of these approaches, is an alternative to routers in building traditional IP networks. The key term here is “traditional IP networks,” because the result of a hosted-router or white-box substitution would still look from the outside like the same sort of router network you’d build with Cisco routers or those of other router competitors. It’s a network of largely static boxes. See All in Enterprise Networking » How about comprehension? The problem with this utopian approach to building simpler networks is that we have literally decades of box-centric thinking to overcome. We’ve accepted, sort of, the notion of overlay networks but SD-WAN vendors tell me that they still have to overcome the notion that the extra layer of network functionality is somehow “overhead.” ufo-2624701__340.jpg You can apply the same principle in the wide-area network, which is what happened with software-defined WAN, or SD-WAN. SD-WAN creates an overlay network on top of IP, usually the Internet, to build what looks like a virtual private network (VPN) to users, but is a lot cheaper to get and more widely available than the MPLS VPNs usually sold to enterprises. What many love about SD-WAN is that all the networks it builds are separate — ships in the night. In some implementations, you can even control who can talk with what, offering an extra layer of security. I’ve been thinking about unidentified flying objects. The cool thing is that until one lands in your backyard, you’re free to assign any characteristics you like to them. The bad thing is that once you start doing that, asking how many little green men can fit in a disc, or how fast one rotates, you’re committed by implication to a single vision of the UFO unknown. So it is with virtualization and networks. It’s easy to find things to virtualize, but when you find one, you’ve implicitly picked an architecture, and it might be wrong. The Changing Face of Network Strategy Scott Murphy June 19, 2019 Applications are changing the face of the network. Is your infrastructure ready? Accepted, but not sought. If virtual networks are more than virtual routers, we have to start thinking about networking in a different way, a way that doesn’t define fixed nodes or routes, where traffic patterns can be composed like user interfaces and security is explicitly a part of the network service. That’s not going to be an easy transformation for vendors, operators, or users. But then our decades-long quest for the truth about UFOs hasn’t been easy either.Tags:News & ViewsSDNVirtual RouterEnterprise NetworkingNews & ViewsSD-WAN Articles You Might Like 8 Disruptive Forces Reshaping Networking Sorell Slaymaker September 05, 2019 Change is in the air, and not all long-held assumptions will prove valid. Just as both enterprises and service providers are wrestling with virtual routers, cloud users and providers have been wrestling with virtual networks. When public cloud first came along, it was clear that a cloud data center might support tens of thousands of different customers, more than traditional network technologies could keep separate from each other. Nicira, eventually sold to VMware to become NSX, created an overlay protocol to solve the problem. “Overlay” means that the protocol rides on top of another protocol like Ethernet, and provides complete connectivity control. This flavor of software-defined network, or SDN, is becoming dominant in cloud applications. The big benefit of the per-customer or per-application scenario is that the traffic on these virtual networks is limited, so there’s less need for specialized hardware. You could host your overlay network nodes on COTS or white-box switches with lower capacity and cost. You could create a pool of hardware to host on, and use cloud technology to spin up network topologies to match traffic patterns by placing your nodes where they were needed. Operators would provide underlay networks to each site, and the overlay networks would link users and applications into virtual communities. We have three approaches to network virtualization today — hosted router instances, white boxes, and overlay networks. We have no shortage of products, both open and proprietary, in any of these spaces, and perhaps it’s all the noise that competition within a strategy has created that’s prevented us from looking at the differences among our three approaches. There are some good, and new, reasons why we should start paying more attention to those differences now. Now the same cloud that launched SDN and arguably SD-WAN is raising a broader question, which is whether we need to have router networks at all. If application and enterprise connectivity can be created with a network overlay, and if you can overlay such a network on top of Ethernet or the Internet or pretty much anything else, why not dumb down the “underlay” network and let the overlay run things? That’s what the MEF was talking about with its Third Network, which of course was based on Ethernet. A few optical vendors, like Ciena, have hinted at using optical pipes and electrical tunnels in operator networks and using a customer- and even application-specific overlay for connectivity. You can save a decent chunk of change using some sort of hosted/white-box strategy; proponents claim between 40% and 60% reductions in CapEx. The problem is that you don’t save on operations complexity or cost because you’re still operating a router network. In fact, you may actually end up with higher costs because the underlying platform (COTS or white box) could be less reliable and/or have more operating parameters to tweak to keep things running. Log in or register to post comments read more

Softball Ohio State closes fourgame homestand against Ohio

Ohio State senior pitcher Morgan Ray (6) delivers a pitch during Ohio State’s game against Indiana on March 24 at Buckeye Field. The Buckeyes won 2-0. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternThe Ohio State softball team will close its four-game homestand with a matchup against in-state rival Ohio just three days after winning the series finale against Michigan, snapping the Wolverines’ 17-game win streak. The Buckeyes (25-14, 9-5 Big Ten) hope to take that momentum into the matchup against an Ohio (28-16, 9-6 Big Ten) team that is coming off a three-game sweep of Akron.Ohio beat the Zips in dominant fashion, outscoring Akron 31-10, including a 13-5 victory in the second part of a doubleheader to finish off the sweep.Sophomore infielder Katie Yun recorded three runs and six RBI for Ohio in the second game of the series against Akron and has been a bright spot for the Bobcats all season. Yun has played in all 44 games for Ohio, recording a team-leading .416 batting average, with 13 home runs and 34 RBI overall this season, both good for No. 2 on the team. Senior utility player Morgan Geno has been the other major contributor for the Bobcats on the offensive end. Her 17 home runs and 57 RBI lead the team, while her .378 average trails only Yun. The duo’s 30 combined home runs are only eight shy of the amount put over the wall by Ohio State this season. The Bobcats have 62 home runs as a team so far this season.Even past Yun and Geno, Ohio is a strong offensive team, hitting a combined .307, while the Buckeyes have a .287 average on the year. Ohio State holds an advantage in pitching, combining for a 2.13 ERA so far this year.Ohio State senior pitcher Morgan Ray achieved a season-high 10 strikeouts in the series finale against Michigan. Ray now sits with a 2.13 ERA and a 10-6 record through 124.2 innings pitched. Comparatively, Ohio’s sophomore pitcher Madi McCrady holds a 18-10 record and a 3.43 ERA this season in a team-high 31 appearances this season.The Bobcats have a 3.51 team ERA, with no pitcher holding an ERA under 3 this season. A season ago, the Buckeyes fell to Ohio 7-0 at home after the first two games in the series were postponed. Senior infielder MacKenzie Brunswick contributed three runs for Ohio in the victory. She has a .234 batting average this year and has 15 RBI. Ohio State will take on Ohio at Buckeye Field 6 p.m. Tuesday. read more

Why musicians may make the best drivers playing an instrument improves reactions

first_imgLearning a musical instrument may improve driving and other activities which require fast reaction times  Musicians may make the safest drivers, a new study suggests, after researchers found that people who play an instrument have faster reaction times.The University of Montreal compared the reaction times of 16 musicians and 19 non-musicians asking them to click a mouse button when they sensed a vibration or noise.Musicians reacted around 30 per cent faster than people who could not play instruments.“We found significantly faster reaction times with musicians ,” said lead author, doctoral student Simon Landry.“These results suggest for the first time that long-term musical training reduces simple non-musical auditory, tactile and multisensory reaction times.“Reaction times are related to cognitive function. Having faster reaction times could help reacting to something when you’re driving , if your attention is focused on driving, or if your job requires you to react to something quickly.” The finding could also be useful for elderly people, as it suggests that learning an instrument in later life could improve mental ability and prevent the brain declining.“As people get older, for example, we know their reaction times get slower. So if we know that playing a musical instrument increases reaction times, then maybe playing an instrument will be helpful for them,” added Mr Landry.“The more we know about the impact of music on really basic sensory processes, the more we can apply musical training to individuals who might have slower reaction times.”Research has already shown that learning a second language in later life can help build cognitive reserve and prevent age related decline.The musicians were recruited from the University of Montreal music faculty and all had started playing an instrument between ages of  three and 10, and had at least seven years of training.There were eight pianists, 3 violinists, two percussionists, one double bassist, one harpist and one viola player.The non-musicians were students at the School of Speech Language Pathology. As with the musicians, roughly half were undergraduates and half graduates.Mr Landry, whose research interest is in how sound and touch interact, said his study adds to previous ones that looked at how musicians’ brains process sensory illusions.“The idea is to better understand how playing a musical instrument affects the senses in a way that is not related to  music,” he added.The research was published in the journal Brain and Cognition. Learning a musical instrument may improve driving and other activities which require fast reaction times Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Des clés USB maquillées en boutons de manchette en images

first_imgDes clés USB maquillées en boutons de manchette, en imagesÉtats-Unis – Le designer Ravi Ratan ne manque pas d’imagination. Afin d’avoir toujours sur soi des clés USB, sans en avoir l’air, il a intégré celles-ci à des boutons de manchette.Plus besoin d’avoir un sac ou de chercher partout la clé USB perdue au fond de sa mallette. Ravi Ratan vient de signer des boutons de manchette en différentes finitions (bronze, or…) dans lesquels sont intégrées deux clés USB de 2 Go chacune.À lire aussiIBM dévoile un ordinateur pas plus grand qu’un grain de (gros) sel Un accessoire qui peut s’avérer utile en cas de réunion de travail. Mais pour profiter de ce “gadget”, la société Cufflinks qui distribue le produit demande la modique somme de 195 dollars. Si ce tarif ne vous rebute pas, sachez que pour 8 dollars supplémentaires, l’entreprise propose de graver ces boutons à vos initiales.Découvrez ces boutons de manchette en images : 8 juin 2010 à 13:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

iPhone 9 Probably Wont Include Headphone Adapter

first_imgStay on target iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week As we get closer to the inevitable reveal of new iPhones this fall, more credible rumors will begin trickling out. One of the most recent, credible, and disappointing rumors is that the 2018 iPhones won’t even bother shipping with a lightning-to-headphone adapter. It’ll make it that much more difficult to opt out of Apple’s proprietary ports and wireless tech if you want to use headphones. And while we get Apple’s larger philosophy here, it really sucks the world’s first trillion dollar company is forcing consumers to spend an extra $9 for a dongle.But those aren’t the only iPhone rumors out there. We’re deep into summer now so you know what that means: endless speculation about what’s happening in the fall. In the tech world, one of the biggest and most consistent fall announcements to look forward to is the unveiling and subsequent release of Apple’s next iPhone. Last year gave us two whole new models to chew over with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. But by September those will surely be yesterday’s news. So it’s time now to guess about the future of iPhones!The biggest rumor is that Apple will reveal some kind of updated budget iPhone. Well, “budget” only in the sense it will include iPhone X-style features for a price less than $1,000. Seeing as it is between 8 and X, the name floating around for this device ($600 as predicted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo) is iPhone 9. It would also presumably be different than a follow-up to the even cheaper iPhone SE.As an “iPhone X for the rest of us” the iPhone 9 would carry over some of the shiniest features from that phone. The 6.1-inch LCD screen would would include a notch for the TrueDepth camera allowing you to scan your face for Face ID and Animoji. The body would be made of more affordable aluminum and glass materials but would still allow for wireless charging. There would only be one 12-megapixel camera on the back. But unlike its more more expensive and serious counterparts, the iPhone 9 could come in a wider array of colors like blue, red, and orange a la the plastic iPhone 5C.Meanwhile, Apple would also continue the iPhone X line with a product straight out of Final Fantasy called iPhone X2. This would be the next true premium, cutting-edge, top of the line iPhone. The biggest innovation here would be the introduction of an even bigger iPhone X2 Plus with a whopping 6.5-inch OLED bezel-free display. Aside from that though there aren’t too many rumors for this product, which makes sense as this would be the smaller “tock” following the iPhone X’s big “tick.” All of these new iPhones would of course also run iOS 12 on some kind of updated A12 chip (and no headphone jack).It’s kind of embarrassing how excited we can still get for new iPhones but there’s a reason why Apple’s dominance in the mobile space doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. So check back here this September, and every September after that, for official news on the next iPhones.If you’re not stoked about this iPhone news though maybe consider an exciting Android phone like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or these other upcoming Android phones.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Watch Seagull Devours Baby Shark on New Jersey Beach

first_imgStay on target A seagull was recently caught attacking and eating a baby shark on a New Jersey beach.Rebecca Stout, a beachgoer who witnessed the incident at Ocean City Beach, filmed the seagull’s “catch of the day” and shared the footage on YouTube on Aug. 12, AOL reported. In the video, the squirming shark tries to get away as a seagull attacks it from above, however, when another seagull comes in for a landing, the bird decides to swallow its prey on the spot, Newsweek noted.“Ocean City, NJ seagulls will literally eating anything,” Stout wrote under the video. “There is a plethora of food around this guy, but for some reason he felt the urge to take a plunge into the water and snag a shark.”Even though Stout’s husband wanted to save the baby shark, Stout explained how the seagull still would have flown away with its prized meal.“They are FAST no way would this guy leave this treasure behind if my husband tried to chase it away. And if it did fly away with it, it would be dead for sure,” Stout added. “I still had hopes that he would give up. Although its blurry it was thrilling to get such an event recorded and on film!”Ocean City, which is a popular beach spot in the state, is known for its aggressive seagull population. On July 19, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian released a letter to the public on the issue, explaining how people should not feed seagulls or other birds that populate the beach.“These birds have become very aggressive and pose a public safety hazard. Some people think it’s funny to feed the gulls and see them swarm,” Gillian wrote. “For the health and safety of both animals and humans, this must stop.”Over the past couple of weeks, falcons, hawks, and owls have been used to patrol Ocean City’s boardwalk and beach to stop pesky seagull behavior, CBS New York reported. These “watch” birds fly over Ocean City Beach everyday to make sure seagulls stay away from potential food sources.More on at Seagulls May Help Avoid Food TheftBeached Shark Stuns Families Walking Near Oregon ShoreSharks Bite 2 Surfers Minutes Apart at Florida Beach Woman Bitten Twice By Shark While Swimming in Hawaii BayDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later last_img read more

Lopetegui Atletico Madrid deserved to win

first_imgReal Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui admitted that they deserved to lose the UEFA Super Cup final following a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Atletico MadridGoals from Karim Benzema and captain Sergio Ramos had given Real a 2-1 lead in Tallinn following Diego Costa’s sensational opener for Atletico.But the former Chelsea striker then found the back of the net again to send the final into extra-time before Saul Niguez and Koke both got themselves on the scoresheet to hand the Champions League holders a humbling 4-2 defeat.“In a final like this, mistakes can make a key difference and Atlético are experts in taking advantage. They got a deserved win,” said Lopetegui on the club website in a post-match press conference.“When we levelled the scores, we were better, they tied it up in an unfortunate play. We have to congratulate them and pick ourselves up, because La Liga is starting and we need to rebuild quickly. I feel frustrated and sad, but I know that responsibility forces us to move.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We did not start off well, and they went ahead in the first play. The team needed to turn the score around and we did it with some good play and getting up there, we did not kill the match off at 2-1 and they took advantage. We started off playing pretty well in extra time but they won by scoring the most goals. Atlético deservedly won. ”Real were just eleven minutes away from claiming a third successive Super Cup title before Costa’s equaliser forced the match into extra-time. “Football is a case of right and wrong, in extra time the team did well, but the third goal really damaged us, we were able to win,” added Lopetegui.“But we lost that focus, we desperately wanted that equaliser and then they put in a fourth. In extra time I was happy until 3-2.”The result means that Lopetegui becomes the first coach since Bernd Schuster in 2007 to lose his first competitive match in charge of Real Madrid.last_img read more

Mumbaibound SpiceJet aircraft overshot runway passengers safe

first_imgMumbai: A Mumbai-bound SpiceJet aircraft overshot the runway while landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Tuesday. All passengers of the flight on Jaipur-Mumbai route were deplaned normally and are safe. SpiceJet spokesperson said in its statement, “Spicejet SG 6237 Jaipur-Mumbai flight overshoots runway while landing at Mumbai Airport. All passengers are safe, no injuries reported.” Yesterday, a Surat bound SpiceJet aircraft had also overshot the runway while landing.last_img read more

Snapdeal Buys RupeePower to Provide Financial Services

first_imgSnapdeal announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring majority stake in, an online distribution platform for loans, credit cards and other financial products.Snapdeal will now also offer consumers a financial services marketplace, which is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the e-commerce industry, the company said in a statement to NDTV Profit.”Realizing the various difficulties that consumers face while deciding and purchasing financial products or services and the challenges that companies face whilst reaching out to the ‘right’ audience, we have brought RupeePower into our family, to help solve the distribution challenges of the financial services ecosystem and make it more inclusive,” said Snapdeal CEO and co-founder Kunal Bahl.In another recent acquisition, Snapdeal bought Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd, an e-commerce management firm, for an undisclosed amount. It also bought a 20 percent stake in logistics firm Gojavas for Rs120 crore earlier in March, Live Mint reported.Snapdeal, which has been on a shopping spree after receiving $627 million from Japan’s SoftBank Group in November last year, is expected to make more acquisitions worth $1 billion this year.On the other hand, Flipkart is in advanced talks to raise $600-800 million from existing investors. This will put the valuations of the company at $14-15 billion, sources told Live Mint.Flipkart’s presence in the online market strengthened after acquiring Myntra in a $300-million deal last May. As Myntra had a strong presence in the fashion segment, its acquisition boosted Flipkart’s fashion offerings. Morgan Stanley’s report estimated the share of fashion segment at 30% of India’s e-commerce market.Flipkart witnessed an exponential growth with its valuations spiralling to nearly $11.5 billion last year from $1 billion valuation in 2012. In 2014 alone, the company raised capital of around $2 billion.According to a report by Morgan Stanley, Flipkart accounted for 44% of India’s e-commerce market share, followed by Delhi-based rival Snapdeal at 32%. Amazon, launched in India in 2013, ranked third with just 15% market share, the Business Standard reported.last_img read more

Key accused in primary school teacher gang rape detained

first_img-The police have detained the main accused in the alleged gang rape of a primary school teacher in the classroom in Betagi upazila of Barguna.The law enforcement said they detained the accused, Sumon Biswas, from the house of one of his relatives in Ramgati upazila of Lakshmipur on Wednesday.The matter, however, was disclosed on Friday.The accused is a resident of Hosnabad village in Betagi upazila.Ramgati police station officer-in-charge Md Iqbal Hossain said acting on tip-off police arrested Sumon from his relative’s house in Charsita village of Ramgati upazila and handed over to Barguna police.On 17 August, an assistant teacher of a primary school was allegedly gang-raped in a classroom of a primary school in Betagi upazila in Barguna keeping her husband locked inside another classroom.The victim filed a case with Betagi police station on that night accusing six people – Sumon Biswas, 35, son of Md Hiron Biswas; Md Rasel, 28, son of Abdul Barek Mia; Sumon Kazi, 30, son of Abdul Kuddus; Md Rabiul, 18, son of Abdur Rahman; and Md Jewel, 30, son of Md Abdur Rahamn of Kodomtola village in Hosnabad union of Betagi upazila.last_img read more

Whats Next for Instagram Facebook Eyes Product Exec Adam Mosseri as Likely

first_imgFacebook will likely appoint Adam Mosseri, currently Instagram’s head of product, as the new chief executive of Instagram with the departure of the photo- and video-sharing service’s co-founders, according to a report.Tech-new site The Information reported that Facebook will likely announce Mosseri as the new head of Instagram “in the coming days,” citing anonymous sources. According to the report, it’s unlikely that another candidate for the job will emerge.In a surprise to Facebook execs and Instagram employees, CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger — who founded Instagram eight years ago — announced Monday that they will be leaving the company. Systrom’s public farewell blog post hinted that the duo will be going on to start something else: “We’re now ready for our next chapter,” the exec wrote. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img A Facebook rep declined to comment.Mosseri — a 10-year veteran of Facebook — in May 2018 was named head of product at Instagram. He previously oversaw Facebook’s News Feed and Interfaces product management teams.Regardless of who Facebook installs to take over Instagram, it’s a sure bet that the platform’s fundamental business strategy won’t change — which is to continue to develop Instagram as the sector’s most engaging platform for brand marketers, said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CEO of Socialbakers.Instagram this summer topped 1 billion monthly active users and has 25 million businesses that maintain accounts on the service. The unexpected departure of Instagram’s creators immediately set off a guessing game about who would take over.But “no matter who takes the reins, marketers will continue to spend on the platform because there is no comparable alternative offer the same engagement and reach,” Ben-Itzhak said.The exit of Systrom and Krieger, who have led the rapid growth of Instagram under Facebook’s ownership, is a “notable negative” for Facebook, CFRA Research analyst Scott Kessler wrote in a research note Tuesday. “These departures come at a critical time for [Facebook], as it faces multiple significant legal and regulatory issues around the world, and is trying to support growth and margins while investing substantially.”As for the reason for their exit, the pair “may have wanted to run Instagram more independently than their parent company wanted,” Kessler wrote. Systrom has recently balked at changes to Instagram imposed by Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, according to multiple reports.last_img read more

Giant gatetunable bandgap renormalization and excitonic effects in a 2D semiconductor

first_img Research on light-matter interaction could improve electronic and optoelectronic devices Investigating the remarkable excitonic effects in two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors and controlling their exciton binding energies can unlock the full potential of 2-D materials for future applications in photonic and optoelectronic devices. In a recent study, Zhizhan Qiu and colleagues at the interdisciplinary departments of chemistry, engineering, advanced 2-D materials, physics and materials science in Singapore, Japan and the U.S. demonstrated large excitonic effects and gate-tunable exciton binding energies in single-layer rhenium diselenide (ReSe2) on a back-gated graphene device. They used scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) and differential reflectance spectroscopy to measure the quasiparticle (QP) electronic and optical bandgap (Eopt) of single-layer ReSe2 to yield a large exciton binding energy of 520 meV. To probe carrier-dependent excitonic effects, the scientists first transferred a monolayer ReSe2 flake on to a clean back-gated graphene FET (field effect transistor) device. The device constituted of several components according to a previously established recipe to include a SiO2 substrate, which contrasted with the constituent atomic flatness of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) that markedly reduced surface roughness and charge inhomogeneity in graphene. The use of graphene allowed direct scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) measurements of the gated single-layer ReSe2 while improving the electrical contact to monolayer ReSe2. After STM imaging the atomically resolved image revealed a diamond chain-like structure as expected for monolayer ReSe2 with a distorted 1T atomic structure. The scientists observed the stacking alignment of the material along two crystallographic orientations as moiré patterns, where monolayer ReSe2 containing a triclinic lattice symmetry lay on graphene with a honeycomb lattice. Gate-dependent dI/dV and differential reflectance spectra of a monolayer ReSe2 on graphene. (A) dI/dV spectrum of monolayer ReSe2 (blue line) at Vg = 0 V together with the calculated LDOS (dashed red line). (B) Energy position of VB maximum (VBM; red points) and CB minimum (CBM; dark blue points) as a function of the gate voltage. (C) Gate-dependent dI/dV spectra of the monolayer ReSe2 on graphene/h-BN measured at 4.5 K. As-applied gate voltage is indicated above each STS curve. The VBM and CBM were indicated by light red and light blue points, respectively. (D) Gate-dependent differential reflectance spectra of the monolayer ReSe2 on graphene/h-BN measured at 5 K. The corresponding gate voltage is indicated on the side of each differential reflectance spectrum. Note: The original differential reflectance spectra after background subtraction (circles); fitted curves using the Lorentzian function (solid lines). a.u., arbitrary units. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2347. Researchers can engineer theoretically predicted and experimentally demonstrated Coulomb interactions in 2-D semiconductors to tune the quasiparticle bandgap (Eg) and exciton binding energies (Eb) of samples, with methods such as chemical doping, electrostatic gating and engineering environmental screening. Among the reported techniques, electrostatic gating offers additional advantages such as continuous tunability and excellent compatibility for integration in modern devices. However, an overlap of the band-edge absorption step with strong excitonic resonances makes it challenging to accurately determine the Eg of 2-D semiconductors from their optical absorption spectrum alone. STM images of moiré pattern in monolayer ReSe2/graphene. (A to C) Representative moiré patterns observed in the experiment. (D to F) Calculated moiré patterns obtained from the geometrical analysis. θ is the stacking angle between ReSe2 and graphene. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2347 Explore further , Nature When they probed the local electronic properties of ReSe2 using STS (scanning tunneling spectroscopy) the scientists observed differential conductance (dI/dV) spectra in several moiré regions to exhibit similar features. As a unique feature of the study, Qiu et al. probed the quasiparticle (QP) band structures as a function of gate voltage. The optical bandgap (Eopt) remained nearly constant at all gate voltages in contrast to the monotonic reduction of Eg, in agreement with previous experimental studies. To verify this, they performed photoluminescence measurements of the monolayer ReSe2/graphene/h-BN sample at different gate voltages at room temperature (RT). The gate-dependent photoluminescence spectra revealed a nearly constant Eopt of monolayer ReSe2. The scientists then determined the exciton binding energy and derived a large, gate-tunable bandgap renormalization for ReSe2 in the hybrid device. They sought the physical origins of the gate-tunable QP bandgap renormalization and exciton binding energy in the monolayer ReSe2 by excluding contributions from the out-of-plane field-induced polarization wave functions and substantiated their origin from gate-induced free carriers in graphene. Theoretical results of the study also showed that moderate doping in graphene could substantially reduce exciton binding energy (Eb) by hundreds of milli-electron volts as the free-carrier concentration in graphene increased. In addition, Qiu et al. directly compared the theory with their experimental results. In this way, Zhizhan Qiu and co-workers successfully tailored the QP bandgap and exciton binding energy in a 2-D semiconductor by controlling doping of the underlying graphene with electrostatic gating. The results showed that screening from a graphene substrate had profound impact on Coulomb interactions that lead to broad tunability of the electronic band gap and exciton binding energy. The findings revealed many-electron physics in hybrid 2-D semiconductors or graphene systems. The work will pave the way to control excitonic effects and precisely tune the exciton binding energies in 2-D semiconductors for a variety of technical applications. Calculation of Eb in monolayer ReSe2 as a function of the carrier density in graphene substrate. Exciton binding energy (Eb) and Thomas-Fermi screening radius (rs) as a function of electron concentration (n) in graphene. (A) The carrier-dependent Eb for , Nature Materials , Nature Physics Gate-tunable bandgap renormalization and exciton binding energy of monolayer ReSe2 on graphene. (A) A plot of QP bandgap Eg (black points), optical bandgap Eopt (red points), and exciton binding energy Eb (blue points) as a function of gate voltage. Note: The Eopt = 1.47 ± 0.01 eV remains constant when the gate voltage increases from −40 to 40 V. Note: The same Eopt is used for the calculation of Eb at the gate voltage of −63, −60, −50, and +45 V. The solid blue line refers to the theoretically predicted Eb as a function of the gate voltage (refer to section S8 for more details). (B) Illustration of the screening of electron-hole interactions in monolayer ReSe2 by the gate-controlled free carriers in graphene. (C) Schematic illustration of gate-tunable Eg and Eb of monolayer ReSe2 at the gate voltage of −63 and +45 V, respectively. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2347. Journal information: Science Advances Scientists had therefore used scanning tunneling spectroscopy and optical spectroscopy to directly probe the Eb of 2-D semiconductors and measure Eg and the optical bandgap (Eopt). In the present work, Qiu et al. similarly used this approach to demonstrate gate-tunable Eg and excitonic effects in monolayer ReSe2 on a back-gated graphene field-effect transistor (FET) device. They observed a large Eb of 520 meV for monolayer ReSe2 at zero gate voltage, followed by continuously tuning from 460 to 680 meV via electrostatic gating due to gate-controlled free carriers in graphene. The ability to precisely tune the bandgap and excitonic effects of 2-D graphene semiconductors will provide a new route to optimize interfacial charge transport or light-harvesting efficiency. Qui et al. expect the present findings to profoundly impact new electronic and optoelectronic devices based on artificially engineered van der Waals heterostructures. Qui et al. first imaged the monolayer ReSe2 to show a distorted 1T structure with triclinic symmetry. The four Re atoms slipped from their regular octahedral sites due to charge decoupling to form a 1D chain-like structure with interconnected diamond-shaped units. Due to the topological features, the monolayer ReSe2 exhibited unique in-plane anisotropic electronic and optical properties useful for near-infrared polarization-sensitive optoelectronic applications. Identify the thickness of monolayer ReSe2. (A) The optical image of monolayer ReSe2 (inside the dashed rectangle) transferred on G/h-BN. The inset image is the dark field optical image for the ReSe2 flake. (B) The AFM image of monolayer ReSe2. Inset: the step height of exfoliated ReSe2 flake is measured to be ~0.8 ± 0.1 nm, suggesting a monolayer thickness. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2347 The scientists achieved continuous tuning of the electronic bandgap and exciton binding energy of monolayer ReSe2 by hundreds of milli-electron volts via electrostatic gating. Qiu et al. credited the phenomenon to tunable Coulomb interactions arising from the gate-controlled free carriers in graphene. The new findings are now published on Science Advances and will open a new avenue to control bandgap renormalization and exciton binding energies in 2-D semiconductors for a variety of technical applications. Atomically thin two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors usually display large bandgap renormalization (shifts in physical qualities) and extraordinary excitonic effects due to quantum confinement and reduced dielectric screening. Light-matter interactions in these systems are governed by enhanced excitonic effects, which physicists have studied to develop exciton-based devices at room temperature. A unique feature of 2-D semiconductors is their unprecedented tunability relative to both electric and optical properties due to doping and environmental screening. More information: Zhizhan Qiu et al. Giant gate-tunable bandgap renormalization and excitonic effects in a 2-D semiconductor, Science Advances (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2347Miguel M. Ugeda et al. Giant bandgap renormalization and excitonic effects in a monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductor, Nature Materials (2014). DOI: 10.1038/nmat4061 Dmitrii Unuchek et al. Room-temperature electrical control of exciton flux in a van der Waals heterostructure, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0357-y Jyoti Katoch et al. Giant spin-splitting and gap renormalization driven by trions in single-layer WS2/h-BN heterostructures, Nature Physics (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41567-017-0033-4 © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Giant gate-tunable bandgap renormalization and excitonic effects in a 2-D semiconductor (2019, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

VIDEO Nevada HC Eric Musselman let some fbombs fly on live TV

first_imgNevada Head Coach Eric Musselman was jacked out of his mind after his Nevada team beat Texas in an NCAA Tournament first round overtime thriller. He also happens be a fan of dropping the f-bomb.America found this out when a TBS camera went to the Wolf Pack locker room to get a shot of the team reaction after the win. What they ended up getting was Musselman dropping some f-bombs on live TV as he congratulated his team. No seven second delay here.You can’t blame Musselman. Going to a live reaction shot seconds after a huge win without the delay button at the ready is a big f—–g mistake.Watch Musselman address his f—–g team.Eric Musselman is P happy about Nevada’s win— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) March 16, 2018last_img read more

Millions of people bend and twist their bodies for Yoga Day

first_img Top Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like “We are not only celebrating a day, but we are training the human mind to begin a new era of peace and harmony,” Modi told participants. “This is a program for the benefit of mankind, for a tension-free world and to spread the message of harmony.”U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Yoga Day participants worldwide. He recalled that he tried his first Yoga asana — the tree pose — during a visit to India earlier this year and said the once he regained his balance he “began to feel a certain peace of mind.”“My hope is that yoga will give people everywhere the sense and the oneness we need to work together to live in harmony and usher in a life of dignity for all,” Ban said.Schoolchildren, bureaucrats, homemakers, soldiers and ordinary folk took part in the exercise, held in all Indian state capitals. In Modi’s home state of Gujarat, yoga events were organized at nearly 30,000 places, state officials said.In Taipei, more than 2,000 participants rolled out mats and performed 108 rounds of the “sun salutation” — the sequence of poses often practiced at the beginning of a routine as the sun rises. Sponsored Stories Many believe that yoga, the ancient form of exercise, is the best way to calm the mind and the best form of exercise for the body.Indian officials said more than 35,000 people participated in the New Delhi event that was also an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest single yoga class at a single venue. Guinness representatives said they hired more than 1,500 members of a global accounting firm to count participants.India’s Defense Ministry said that soldiers on the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battleground in the Himalayas, and naval cadets on navy ships at sea also had participated in the Yoga Day events.Although Modi’s message was one of peace and harmony, many in India were concerned that the push for yoga was an attempt by Hindu groups to give a boost to Hinduism.Many Muslims objected to the government’s exhortations to join the public exercise programs. Some Muslim leaders said yoga was a Hindu practice.The government quickly dropped a plan for the “sun salutation” exercise, which Muslims found objectionable because it implied the sun was a deity. Also dropped was the Hindu “om” chant.Some Christian groups were upset that the mass yoga sessions were being held at a time when they usually attend Sunday Mass. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 0 Comments   Share   4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Indians perform yoga on Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Millions of yoga enthusiasts are bending their bodies in complex postures across India as they take part in a mass yoga program to mark the first International Yoga Day. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spread his mat among rows of people, including his Cabinet members and foreign diplomats, at New Delhi’s main thoroughfare, which was transformed into a sprawling exercise ground.Thousands of people dressed in white sat on yellow mats under the Eiffel Tower, and similar events were held in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Beijing, Manila and other places. Modi had lobbied the U.N. to declare June 21 as the first International Yoga Day. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up “They give themselves a piece of time to observe their mind and their heart, which I think in the modern society we need a lot,” said practitioner Angela Hsi.Fazel Shah, an Indian pilot working for a Middle Eastern airline, rushed from the airport on his stopover in Taiwan to join the event.“Isn’t it awesome? I mean, just look at the number of people who are here, embracing it,” he said.He said yoga was probably born in India but belongs anywhere. “If you go up from where I am and look from the sky down, you don’t see borders, you don’t see religions, you don’t see nationalities, you just see one group of people. So, I just go down and meet up with them, that’s all.”In Dubai, a 41 year-old Indian man attempted the world’s longest headstand. Ivan Stanley, who has lived in Dubai for 15 years, held the position for 61 minutes. He registered his attempt with Guinness World Records, which has yet to announce if he broke the record.He later told reporters that he relied on his mental strength. “Up to 45 (minutes), it started getting physically a little challenging in my shoulder and neck but after that it was completely mental,” he said. “The last five minutes were really hard.” Others were skeptical about the time and money spent by the government on Yoga Day.“The government organizes these hyped-up events,” said Sumita Rani, a primary school teacher in South Delhi. “Last year was the Clean India Campaign. What came of it? This city is as filthy as ever.”___Associated Press writer Fay Abuelgasim contributed to this report from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

Having been recognised by UNESCO as a Creative Ci

first_imgHaving been recognised by UNESCO as a ‘Creative City – Gastronomy’ Macao is keen to spread the word to food-loving folk everywhere, and from 18-22 April 2018, Sydneysiders will be able to tuck in with gusto as Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) promotes and celebrates Macao 2018 Year of Gastronomy, around the streets of the harbour city.Taste of Macao will come to Sydney via a colourfully-decorated Eat Art Truck with its chefs – led by local award-winning chef Julian Cincotta – preparing a trio of FREE world-renowned Macanese dishes including Galinha à Africana (African Chicken), the iconic tasty pork chop bun and the Macanese version of the Portuguese egg tart. Julian Concotta is a co-owner of a number of trendy Sydney restaurants, including The Thievery in Glebe and Butter in Surry Hills. He has worked under chef Neil Perry at Rockpool, and honed his international expertise at top restaurants in the USA, winning the prestigious Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year award in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015.The initial two days of the Taste of Macao Eat Art Truck promotion will be spent serving the dishes free to the public in First Fleet Park, Circular Quay on Wednesday and Thursday, 18 & 19 April, from noon until 3pm.After two days at Circular Quay, the truck will move to Sydney’s Central Station on Friday, 20 April, before heading to suburban Chatswood in Sydney’s north on Saturday, 21 April. The delicacies will then make their final appearance harbourside at Manly Wharf, Sunday, 22 April, between noon and 3pm.MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, who will head a delegation in Australia to meet travel industry executives and the local Chinese community leaders at a series of presentations and workshops, will be present for the unveiling of the Taste of Macao Eat Art Truck on the Wednesday.Helen Wong, general manager of MGTO (Australia and NZ), said she expects the Sydney public to react warmly to the mouth-watering promotion.“It will provide us (MGTO) a great opportunity to showcase to Australians what to expect when dining in Macao – Macanese style,” she said. “Not only does Macao have an impressive list of Michelin-star restaurants. The Asian centre is renowned for its street food, and this will be a perfect way for Sydneysiders to sample such cuisine.“Besides, it will be the only Macanese restaurant in Australia, and it’s mobile.”IMAGE: Macao Government Tourism Office (Australia & NZ) food & winegastronomyMacaoSydneylast_img read more