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first_imgExcellence isn’t found at the bottom. There is nothing in the lowest price category that it the highest quality, best experience, or most meaningful. Nothing.Excellence can’t be found by cutting your prices, cutting your spending, or creating less value. In any category, someone is always willing to begin the race to the bottom. They aren’t great at creating value or capturing their portion of the value they create, so they lower their standards. They decide to remove price as a consideration to capture what they cannot capture in some other way ( a bit of profit). And down they go.Excellence is most often found by raising your prices, increasing your spending, and creating more value. There are only a few competitors with the audacity to race to the top in a category (and you know their names). Companies that race to the top are good at creating value and capturing their fair share. They also remove price as a consideration by making the offer right for their dream clients and wrong for anybody who doesn’t perceive the value they create.No one is going to remember the person or company who created the cheapest, lowest quality work. They don’t create anything worth remembering, at least not anything positive. The cheapest product doesn’t leave a mark. Neither does a transactional experience.Excellence requires a greater investment of your time, your energy, and your emotions. Excellence requires that you do meaningful work, that what you do makes a difference.If you are going to run the race, don’t race to the bottom. Race to excellence. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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first_imgThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday announced the recipients of the agency’s first wave of funding for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a $110 million U.S. effort to develop tools for studying how networks of neurons produce thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.After receiving more than 600 applications in response to a call for proposals issued last fall, NIH reviewers selected 58 projects for funding in fiscal year 2014. The grants will fund more than 100 investigators both in the United States and abroad, many of them early in their careers, says neuroscientist Cornelia Bargmann of Rockefeller University in New York City, who led the advisory group to NIH’s portion of BRAIN. “Some are just a couple of years out of their Ph.D.s,” while others are distinguished leaders of the field, she says. See the full list of grantees.The list of proposals for exploring new technologies “reads like a mashup” by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, says Meryl Comer, president of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative. Researchers at West Virginia University in Morgantown, for example, have received a $538,996 grant to develop a portable PET scanner that humans can wear as they go about their day. Another group at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has received $497,799 to track the real-time movement of important neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine throughout the human brain.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In June, a working group of prominent neuroscientists laid out an ambitious vision for BRAIN, including seven hig-priority research areas. They included classifying different cell types in the brain, recording and manipulating the activity of thousands of neurons at a time, and developing new human brain imaging technologies that can measure brain activity down to the neuronal level. (Current techniques such as functional MRI can only measure changes in blood flow, a proxy for neuronal firing.)As the applications poured in, NIH reconsidered some of those priorities, says Story Landis, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Although BRAIN was originally envisioned as a collaboration between neuroscientists and nanoscientists, nanotechnology turned out to be less ripe for application in the brain than many had thought, she says. The applications yielded many other promising directions that hadn’t been considered in early discussions, however, such as using targeted ultrasound to manipulate human brain circuits in vivo. Several new rounds of funding opportunities this fall will incorporate what NIH learned in the process of reviewing proposals, she says.Long term, NIH expects that achieving the BRAIN mission will cost at least $4.5 billion over 12 years. Although NIH hopes that the grants will soon yield insights about the brain that can help cure psychiatric and neurological disorders, the strength of these grants is that they are focused on basic neuroscience, said Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health. Unlike organs such as the heart or lungs, scientists are still grasping to understand many fundamental aspects of how the brain works. At present, “we don’t even have a parts list,” he said.NIH belongs to a growing consortium of federal agencies and private partners committed to the project. In tandem with the NIH announcement, the National Science Foundation announced $12 million in new money neuroengineering research aligned with BRAIN. And, in a separate event at the White House on Tuesday, John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, announced that the Food and Drug Administration and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity are also joining the initiative.The agencies’ involvement, combined with more than $270 million in research and development funds from companies, foundations, and universities such as Google, General Electric, and the Simons Foundation, bring the total funding aligned with BRAIN’s research objectives to over $300 million, Holdren said. The public-private partnerships and interdisciplinary focus of BRAIN is “very different from other science initiatives that we’ve seen previously,” said nanoscientist Paul Alivisatos of the University of California, Berkeley, during a panel discussion at the White House event. “BRAIN may turn out to be a model of what a new science initiative is.”*Update, 1 October, 1:17 p.m.: This article has been updated with more information.last_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ Both Knight and Chloe x Halle put on strong performances. They have been surrounded by the controversy after some have boycotted the NFL over treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.While some performers declined participation in the Super Bowl, Knight said she hoped her anthem would unite people.Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi will headline the halftime show at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.___JAMIE FOXX TAKES SELFIES WITH CIVIL RIGHTS ICONSADVERTISEMENT Super Bowl ads heavy on humor, surprises and… robots GLADYS KNIGHT, CHLOE X HALLE FILLED WITH JOYGladys Knight was all smiles as she blew kisses to everyone, and Chloe x Halle were almost speechless after their pregame performance at Super Bowl 53.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesKnight called her rendition of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” an “exciting moment” and “one to remember” in the tunnel of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the New England Patriots played the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in Atlanta. The 74-year-old singer was all smiles as she thanked everyone who supported her through the controversy involving performers who were criticized for performing at the NFL’s marquee game.Before Knight performed, the R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle sang “America the Beautiful.” The group said their experience was “wonderful” and were “thankful to God” for the opportunity. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harvey put his head down and tried to cover up his face before bumping into Smith, who played for several teams including the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat. The two embraced each other with a handshake before both walked into the suite.Harvey, who hosted the NFL Honors on Saturday, shared the same suite with Jon Hamm, Swizz Beatz and Camila Mendes. They were only a couple doors away from Maroon 5 and Big Boi, who performed at halftime of the game.“I loved Maroon 5′s performance. They rocked it,” said retired NFL player Curtis Martin, who played for the New York Jets and Patriots. “Travis (Scott) and Big Boi was amazing too. I liked how they mixed things up. Big gave that ATL flavor.”Director Peter Berg said Maroon 5′s frontman Adam Levine “really delivered.”Asked what Berg’s best moment was: “When he took his shirt off. I was like ‘Damn, looking good.’”___KEY STAR-STRUCKKeegan-Michael Key is a celebrity in his own right, but the actor-comedian still gets star-struck when hanging around NFL players.“The thing is being backstage with a lot of them. You turn the corner and it’s like ’Oh, there’s J.J. Watt. Oh, nice to meet you. Oh, there goes Barry Sanders running around. It’s nice to be behind-the-scenes. You get to meet a lot of the players. I’m such an NFL fan.”Key, who starred in the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele,” said his favorite player Charles Woodson played a role in the “East-West College Bowl” skit. Woodson won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 2011. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and entertainer Jamie Foxx, right, speak on the sidelines before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Jonathan Landrum Jr)ATLANTA — Not everyone is watching Super Bowl 53 for the love of football — celebrities are a big part of the day, too. Here’s a breakdown of what is happening with entertainers on Sunday in Atlanta.___ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIEScenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jamie Foxx took several selfies with civil rights pioneers John Lewis and Andrew Young on the sidelines before kickoff at Super Bowl 53.After taking pictures with them, Foxx shook Lewis and Young’s hand then told them they inspire him. Lewis and Young were sitting in the back of the golf cart while Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest daughter Bernice King sat in the front.Beforehand, Foxx strolled down the sideline and took videos of the crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium as many chanted his name before the New England Patriots faced the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta on Sunday. The Oscar-winning actor said he is a longtime fan of the Dallas Cowboys, but he is rooting for the Patriots.“I’m going with Tom Brady today,” Foxx said. “I think he’s going to pull it off.”Foxx bet on the right quarterback — Brady’s Patriots defeated the Rams 13-3.Foxx said he’s been coming to the Super Bowl for many years calling each time a “different experience.” He performed at the Maxim party that also featured Future and Diplo on Saturday night.“Every year, it’s special. It’s great. It’s nothing like football,” he said.___CELEBS & ATHLETES MINGLEActor-comedian Steve Harvey and ex-NBA player Steve Smith were among the celebs and athletes who mingled during Super Bowl 53. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “We met last year for the first time, and it was an important time,” Key said. “He gave us so much inspiration for that episode.”Key hopes he can one day see Beyonce sing the national anthem and perform during halftime at the same Super Bowl. She was a halftime performer in 2013 and 2016.“Now, that would be awesome if she could pull that off,” he said. “I really want to see her make that happen. I think she can. I mean, she’s Beyonce.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

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first_img calcutta football leaguefootballindian footballMohammedan Sporting First Published: September 19, 2019, 9:21 PM IST Kolkata: Mohammedan Sporting on Thursday shocked defending champions Mohun Bagan 3-2 to jump to second place in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division A standings.Kareem Omolaja Nurain (7th), Tirthankar Sarkar (11th) and John Chidi (61st) were on target for the Black Panthers, while Joseba Beitia (25th) and substitute Salva Chamorro (71st) reduced the margin for Mohun Bagan in a keenly-contested battle at the Saltlake Stadium. Eyeing their 12th title and a first since 1981, Mohammedan, who now have 16 points from nine matches, will face leaders Peerless SC in a potential title decider on September 23.”It’s hard for me to put it into words but you could see it in the emotion of my players it means a lot to us,” Mohammedan Sporting coach Saheed Ramon said after their thrilling win. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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first_imgLokesh Rahul’s first Test appearance, unlike his ODI debut, wasn’t a successful one. The Karnataka batsman played two underwhelming stokes and could manage only four runs from two innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the third Test of the four-match series against Australia in 2014.Cut to 2016, Rahul has become the first Indian batsman to score a ton on ODI debut. The young Karnataka batsman said failure on Test debut in Australia contributed in his progress as a cricketer. (Also read: Lokesh Rahul joins League of Extraordinary Gentleman with ton on ODI debut) “It was a great learning. If I had not got that failure in Australia from test debut I would not have been doing well. I learnt my lessons, I gave myself time.”Asked if he found changes in his personality after being successful in the last few months, Rahul again replied in negative. (Also read: Under-pressure MS Dhoni happy to start Zimbabwe series with massive win)”I have not changed one bit. If you ask my family, I was always like this. I just stick to my cricket, perform well for my team. The only thing is confidence is there after good performances. I have skill sets to do well in all three formats. I am just carrying confidence in this series,” he said. (KL Rahul becomes first India to score a ton on ODI debut) “I kept things simple. I had all the shots in the book, when need be those shots have to come. Just let my instincts take over.advertisement’GOOD CHANCE TO LEARN UNDER DHONI’After striking his maiden ton, Rahul said players like him are not in Zimbabwe to prove a point but to learn the difference between domestic and international cricket.Rahul anchored India’s chase with an unbeaten 100 as the visitors took a 1-0 lead in the series with a commanding nine-wicket win.Asked about being part of a second-string Indian team, he has made a point with his performance, Rahul said that was not the case.”None of us is here to prove any point. We are happy to come out and do well in international cricket and understand the difference in domestic and international cricket. We are here to learn.”MS Dhoni is here and it gives us chance to speak to him, take his feedback. All of us have done well in IPL and we came into the series with confidence to play aggressive cricket,” Rahul said.Talking about his impressive hundred, Rahul said a small target gave him the freedom to plan his knock well.”The initial plans was to see the new ball off since it was doing a bit. I had a set plan, once I played the first 10 overs, hit a few balls from the middle of the bat I knew (I can bat long).”Rahul agreed that having a good IPL helped his confidence.CREDITS ‘GOOD’ IPL SEASON”I came here after a good IPL and just carried the same momentum. I was watching the ball well. Target was not big, so kept it simple, just worked the ball around.””It’s great relief for me to get an ODI hundred and in the first match, it’s very special.”Rahul finished the match and completed his century with a six.”Not much went through. I did not want much thoughts. I picked my spot. The bowler bowled there and I connected well.”last_img read more

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first_imgMumbai, June 29 (PTI) Skipper Mamtha Poojari led from the front as Firebirds beat Ice Divas to win the first game of Womens Kabaddi Challenge here. In the first half both the teams looked to their inspirational players — Abhilasha Mhatre for Ice Divas and Mamtha Poojari for Firebirds. It was Poojari who came out on top in the first half as she scored four raid points and one tackle point. Mhatre, on the other hand, could muster only one raid point. With Mhatre looking off-color, it was Sonali Shingate who took the offensive mantle and scored four raid points. The Firebirds inflicted their first all out in the seventh minute to lead 9-4. Asian Games silver medalist and Ice Divas captain Mhatre got her first raid point in the 8th minute. Firebirds led 13-8 at the end of the first half. The second half began slowly as both teams adopted a cautious approach and after the first five minutes of the second half, Firebirds led by 14-9. Ice Divas lost Mhatre in the eighth minute of the second half. The Firebirds led by Poojari produced a superb all-round performance as both attackers and defenders chipped in. Mhatre came back on the field for the last five minutes but was unable to inspire her team as they crashed to a heavy defeat with the difference of 13 points. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

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first_imgNYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA is planning to organize a special election for a FIFA Council place after being left with only three candidates for the four vacant seats available.European soccer’s governing body originally had five contenders for the vacant positions — which currently earn $300,000 annual payments from FIFA — but now has only three.Last week, Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko was ruled out because of conflict with his government duties, and former Icelandic soccer association president Geir Thorsteinsson withdrew.Three candidates will now be elected unopposed on April 5 at the UEFA Congress in Helsinki, Finland, and formally join the FIFA Council in Bahrain in May.The three, all federation presidents who will join the ruling panel through 2021, are: Sandor Csanyi (Hungary), Dejan Savicevic (Montenegro), and Costakis Koutsokoumnis (Cyprus).Savicevic was a Champions League-winning player with AC Milan.UEFA must now find a new date to elect the final official who will complete Europe’s quota of eight seats on the 37-member FIFA Council.“An Extraordinary UEFA Congress will therefore be organized later this year at a date to be decided in due course,” UEFA said Tuesday in a statement.While UEFA election rules allow its executive committee to organize a fast-track ballot in exceptional circumstances, FIFA statutes call for a four-month campaign that allows time to vet the eligibility of candidates.UEFA said Thorsteinsson passed his FIFA eligibility check but pulled out because UEFA wants only active officials in senior elected positions. That policy, supported by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, should be formally adopted next month in Helsinki.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram The development and validation of complex SoCs for robocars and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is territory littered with landmines.Every little anticipated or unanticipated variable – either inside a vehicle or resulting from an infinity of road conditions — poses a conundrum. Often after completing an intricate automotive SoC design, chip designers realize they must go back and re-spin it – sometimes repeatedly – before they get it right.This kind of iterative design process is every SoC designer’s worst nightmare.“In developing and validating an automotive SoC,” David Fritz, global technology manager, Autonomous and ADAS at Siemens AG, explained, “The input [designers must deal with] is ‘the whole world’ – including whatever weather and road conditions a vehicle must operate in. And the output that must be verified is that their new SoC/vehicle is not running over anyone.”In other words, there’s a lot to take in and digest, while the outcome is safety-critical. Pre-silicon validation Against this backdrop, Siemens unveiled this week a pre-silicon autonomous validation environment called PAVE360.Siemens’ Fritz called PAVE360 “the first platform that allows a multi-division, multi-enterprise project” in designing an AV/ADAS vehicle. The platform lets multiple suppliers of vehicle components, software and subsystems to collaborate while designing a highly automated vehicle.Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research, told us, “You can design a custom SoC today in a simulation environment, but not at the level that PAVE360 allows.”PAVE360 (Source: Siemens) He explained that with PAVE360, “you can design and test a virtual SoC surrounded by virtual components in a virtual car that is driving in a virtual city under virtual environmental conditions.” It’s possible, he noted, to “design and test the SoC all the way through the vehicle operation,” and one can “change the vehicle components, design, or operating conditions to test or even redesign the SoC if necessary in close to real time.”Phil Magney, founder and principal advisor of VSI Labs, explained challenges facing automotive SoC designers: “You have an explosion in the volume of data coming in from the various environmental sensors coupled with massive amounts of data coming in from other ECUs that ultimately affect the performance of the vehicle.”Calling PAVE360 “pretty unique,” Magney said, “I have not yet heard of a simulation environment that is so complete.” The foundation of Siemens’ PAVE360 is a concept called the “digital twin.” A digital twin is a duplicate (simulated) version of the real world. Magney said, “For developers of vehicles or components, this literally means they can fully simulate their targets at any scale whether it is a chip, software competent, ECU or complete vehicle.”McGregor added, “I would have killed for something like this when I was working on rockets for General Dynamics.” Smartphone apps processors vs. Automotive SoCs In the broad-brush outlook, smartphone apps processors and automotive SoCs are two very different animals, given the differences in chip complexity, required computational power, size and power consumption.Stringent requirements for functional safety put extra pressure on SoC designers to get their automotive SoCs right. When automotive SoCs fail, people can die. Apps processors used for smartphones don’t pose a similar danger.Curiously, though, while the sophistication required for automotive SoC designs is far greater than specs for smartphone app processors, the current design approach common in the automotive industry appears less refined than in the smartphone industry.Siemens’ Fritz, who previously worked at Qualcomm and Nvidia, offered a prescription for change.Automotive design engineers first lay out requirements [for an ADAS or AV SoC] and break them into various functions. This sets up verification for each functional block. The big challenge, however, is a growing number of variables. Each functional block might be verified to be working correctly. But when certain ADAS features are consolidated, when a different combination of sensors is deployed, or when an ECU from a different supplier is plugged in, all bets are off. The vehicle could suddenly take on a whole new behavior pattern. This radical variability could send automotive SoC designers into an endless cycle of re-verifying, re-validating and re-spinning their SoCs.Recalling when he worked as senior director at Qualcomm, Fritz explained how greatly smartphone SoC development environment differs. In the smartphone world, designers of apps processors don’t start designing an SoC unless they’re sure they can meet all requirements imposed by company X whose silicon solution goes into company Y’s handset. Requirements range from benchmarking to power consumption. They can’t exceed a certain threshold and they must be able to satisfy the vendor’s so-called “use-case proof points.”Everything – including software validated by the software team – must be completed well before chip development begins. The result is a highly accurate SoC that works in a smartphone.center_img Continue Reading Previous Mouser stocking ultra-low-power Bluetooth low energy 5 module from PanasonicNext Interface Concept: VITA 66.5 compliant 3U VPX Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA boardlast_img read more

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first_img Continue Reading Previous Automating IoT security threat/risk analysis and complianceNext Rohde & Schwarz: RTP oscilloscope doubles maximum bandwidth to 16 GHz ADLINK Technology is now part of the Open Robotics ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is the world’s leading open source resource for roboticists. The ROS 2 TSC sets the technical direction for open robotics and is made of organizations actively contributing to the development and success of ROS 2.ADLINK’s contributions to the ROS 2 TSC are focused on:ROS Middleware (RMW) improvements for flexibility & performance via OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) capabilities & best practices.ROS 2 contributions for open source Vortex OpenSplice and Eclipse Cyclone DDS, an open source Eclipse IoT project that is suited for autonomous mobile robots (AMR).Working to establish an Edge AI Working Group with fellow TSC members and contributing deep expertise in edge AI for machine vision.The ROS 2 TSC was launched in Sept. 2018 to broaden participation in ROS 2 development and accelerate ROS 2 delivery. Current members include ADLINK Technology, Amazon, Apex.AI, Arm, Bosch, Canonical, eProsima, Intel, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Open Robotics, ROBOTIS, Samsung, TARDEC, Tier IV and the Toyota Research Institute.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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first_imgPremier League ‘I still believe in these players’ – Under-fire Koeman backs new Everton signings Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 00:49 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GylfiSigurdsson - cropped Getty Images Premier League Everton Everton v Arsenal Arsenal The likes of Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson have struggled at Goodison Park, but the Dutch coach believes they will prove worthy of their fees Ronald Koeman has confidence his close-season signings will come good despite Everton’s woeful start to 2017-18.Everton spent well over £100million on new players ahead of the new campaign; Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Gylfi Sigurdsson all commanded large fees and the return of Wayne Rooney helped lead to a swell in optimism at Goodison Park.Everton 11/4 to beat Arsenal  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But the Toffees sit 16th in the Premier League with two wins from eight matches and bottom of their Europa League group after a 2-1 loss at home to Lyon on Thursday extended their wait for a win in the continental competition proper.Koeman confessed in the aftermath of their latest defeat he could be sacked if things do not turn around, but, ahead of Sunday’s home league meeting with Arsenal, he still expects Everton’s outlay to prove worthwhile.”We need to take the situation as it is and prepare the team for Sunday,” said the Dutchman.”We can speak about tough fixtures and Europa [League] football but our position is not where Everton needs to stay. We need to change that.”I still believe in these players and the signings we had. Everybody can have a doubt about them but the future will prove they were good signings.”Ronald Koeman EvertonThe former Southampton boss is aware of the discontent among supporters due to his presence on social media, but assured he is capable of getting Everton back on track.”I think it is always good to know what is happening around the club,” said Koeman.”OK I make that decision to be part of social media. It’s about updates from the game before and after. But not about my private life or speculation from press about my job. Everybody has an opinion and I respect that.”I hate to lose and I am still the man we fight for everything to turn this around.”Of course, the pressure is on the manager. I watch television and I am on social media. That’s normal.”I don’t step back, that’s football. It’s about winning.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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first_imgNapoli president De Laurentiis: Sign Ibrahimovic? It could be my…by Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis admits he’s keen on bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Serie A.Off contract at LA Galaxy in December, the Swede has expressed interest in a move to Italy.ADL said: “Ibrahimovic at Napoli is not a suggestion but could be my desire. “He is a friend, I met him not as a footballer but as a normal person because we met in the same hotel in Los Angeles. I invited him to dinner with his wife and children and we spent a nice evening. “He has been talking about it for a few months. More than a suggestion- it could be my wish.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Ah the holidays. They’re really, really, REALLY here, and because all the jubilation comes with more than one kind of libation, it’s also officially hangover season too. Between all the parties, potlucks and awkward family moments, we’re all going to be imbibing a bit more than usual in the coming months, so have fun, don’t drink and drive….and try not to come out looking, smelling or feeling like the over-worn, crusty underside of a winter boot. These The Manual tested and approved grooming hangover helpers should help.1—Aveda Peppymint$8.50 for .2oz at aveda.comBooze breath. It ain’t cute. And neither is chewing gum at work. This little bottle eats bad breath bacteria for lunch and fits discreetly into your pocket, briefcase or desk at work.2—Badger Balm Lip Balm$7.99 for a pack of three at badgerbalm.comPeeling open the giftwrap is awesome. Peeling the skin off of your lips is not. Badger Balm’s are light, matte and all natural, using beeswax, olive oil and a slew of other antioxidant filled ingredients to keep your puckers in primo shape. The pack comes in cinnamon, peppermint and chai, all perfectly gender neutral and holiday appropriate.3—Ursa Major Men Face Wipes$24 for a box of 20 at ursamajormen.comWhen wiping puke off your face, go with something filled with vitamins and minerals.4—One Wipe Charlies$4 for 40 wipes at dollarshaveclub.comUseful, especially when oversleeping means no time to take a shower.5—Old Spice After Hours$4.79 for 3 oz at walgreens.comYou’re up all night to get lucky, not to smell like a ham sandwich. So use this fresh smelling, 24-hour strong, time released deodorant to make it so.6—Triumph Gameface moisturizer$64 for 3 oz at triumphanddisaster.comIf you can remember to drink a glass of water before passing out, you know, to stave off some of that hangover, then try to remember to put give your face a sip too so you don’t wake up with a face drier than the desert. Worthy is this stuff, which uses Ponga, a flower the Maori tribesmen used to treat wounds after battle and horopito, a plant native to New Zealand that’s full of antioxidants and conditioning agents.7—Rohto Redness Relief Eye Drops$6.99 for .4 oz at myrohto.comInitially, you’ll curse these eye drops to high hell because they’re so cooling they might actually hurt. Then you’ll praise them to holy heaven because they’ll have whitewashed your bloodshot eyes and given you an instant jolt awake. Now back to work!8—Recipe for Men Under Eye Patches$36 for three treatments at recipeformen.comThese 20-minute eye masks are the closest thing to a reset button your eyes will ever know. 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells last_img read more

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first_img Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Northwest Arm Drive Northwest Arm Drive at Walter Havill Drive and the Albert Walker Connector intersection will be reduced to one lane for signal upgrades until Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive, from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 NEW WORK CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-424-5080 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Portobello Road Highway 107 at the Portobello Road underpass will be reduced to one lane for patching on Monday, January 21. Work takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -30-last_img read more

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first_imgThe housing shortage for Canada’s First Nations has long been a problem, which has been exacerbated by governmental cutbacks. But a new “One House, Many Nations” campaign aims to build year-round housing for families, and in particular to get one Inuit family out of a tent and into a newly-built house before the snow begins to fall.The plan is to build “trapper log cabins” – which include windows, a door and kitchen sink, solar panels, wood stove, box garden and composting toilet – at a cost of $15,000 per house. The campaign is looking for donations of materials and for volunteers to help with the actual building. A clever idea, on the campaign’s website people can also opt to pay for individual items, such as contributing $25 towards nails or a sheet of drywall, or $75 towards a wood stove.In the first week, donations worth a quarter of the cost of the first house have been received, including six $100 contributions towards solar panels, now a sold out item.Singer and song-writer Buffy Sainte-Marie is lending her name to the effort, and is donating autographed copies of her CDs to be raffled, including Power in the Blood, which won this year’s Polaris Music Prize (best Canadian album of the year).Go here to watch the campaign’s progress, or to make a donation. Winter is coming.Copyright ©2015Look to the Starslast_img read more

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The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada’s minister for telecommunications is proposing a new policy direction for the CRTC, which will be required to consider affordability and consumer interests as high priorities when it makes future regulatory decisions. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says his new policy directive will require the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to consider “competition, affordability, consumer interests, and innovation.”It wasn’t immediately clear how the Trudeau government’s directive will be interpreted by the CRTC, consumers or industry players, such as the country’s providers of mobile, internet, cable and phone services.Competition is already one of the CRTC’s long-standing criteria, as are consumer interests and innovation.The CRTC is a semi-autonomous federal commission responsible for overseeing the Broadcasting and Telecommunications acts, which are under review by the Liberal government.However, successive Liberal and Conservative governments have used policy directives to indicate the CRTC’s chief priorities, which are at times at odds with each other. In a statement, Bains said Tuesday the government aims to improve telecommunications services for Canadians — a promise that has been made by successive Liberal and Conservative cabinet ministers over the years.“Our government is focused on improving the quality, coverage, and most importantly, the price of telecommunications services for Canadians – no matter where they live,” Bains said.“We are ensuring that telecommunications policy will be made through a consumer-first lens to ensure Canadians have access to quality services at more affordable prices.” read more

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A man who travelled to Canada on a migrant ship six years ago says he paid $5,000 to board and was desperate to get on the boat, the Globe and Mail reported.Dhushandh Gandhi testified at a human-smuggling case in B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday. Gandhi testified he, too, was desperate to get on board the ship. He said he had been led to believe he would have a separate cabin on the vessel, but ultimately did not. The Crown, in opening its case last week, said the vessel’s crew and persons of importance stayed above deck in living quarters that had cabins, a washroom and a kitchen. It said women passengers and children slept under tarps on the deck of the ship, while the male passengers slept on the floor below deck.The Crown also said the vessel was designed to accommodate a maximum crew of 13 persons, adding that it was not constructed to transport large numbers of passengers and was not suited to making ocean voyages.Gandhi said the trip was relatively smooth. However, the ship ran into engine trouble at one point and was stopped for three or four days until the crew got it running again. The voyage took just over five weeks. The ship departed with 493 persons on board, but one passenger died on the way and was buried at sea.The Crown has said some of the passengers were on the vessel for several months before it departed from Thailand in July, 2010.Gandhi said those on board the ship had been eager to depart, at one point launching a revolt and banging on the captain’s door.The MV Sun Sea was intercepted by Canadian authorities shortly after it entered this country’s waters.The Crown, in its opening statement, said none of the persons on board the MV Sun Sea had the required travel documents to legally enter Canada.It has described Mr. Emmanuel as the boat’s captain and said he was in charge of the vessel.The Crown has said Christhurajah was a person of influence who rented apartments for some of the passengers in Thailand before the voyage began.Mahendran and Rajaratnam were described by the Crown as agents who were not on board the ship but who helped make arrangements. Mahendran and Rajaratnam are Canadian citizens, the Crown said.The trial continues Monday. (Colombo Gazette) Kunarobinson Christhurajah, Lesly Emmanuel, Nadarajah Mahendran and Thampeernayagam Rajaratnam have each been charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with organizing the trip. Their jury trial began last week in Vancouver. The country’s decades-long civil war came to an end in 2009, when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were defeated by government forces.“It was a terrible time to be a Tamil in Sri Lanka after 2009, not that it was good before, but it was even worse after,” lawyer Sandy Ross, who is representing Mr. Emmanuel, suggested to Mr. Gandhi.Gandhi agreed with that point, and another about how desperate Tamils were to get out of Sri Lanka because they believed their lives were at risk. The MV Sun Sea docked in British Columbia in August, 2010, carrying 492 Sri Lankan Tamils – 380 men, 63 women and 49 children. Gandhi told the court he paid $5,000 to secure his place on the cargo ship. He said he was to pay an additional $25,000 when he arrived in Canada, but has since never been asked to do so.Gandhi said the minority Tamils in Sri Lanka were not treated properly and were exposed to racism on a daily basis. read more

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OTTAWA — The governments of Canada, Ontario and Quebec are partnering with some of the world’s digital heavyweights to usher in the next generation of wireless technology.A $400-million public-private investment will create a corridor of 5G wireless test beds through Canada’s two largest provinces, aimed at giving companies a chance to experiment with new ideas and products that are only now becoming possible thanks to recent breakthroughs in telecommunication technology.Speaking at a funding announcement Monday in Ottawa, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains gushed over the range of applications for the new technology, from smart cars that reduce accidents and traffic congestion to refrigerators that monitor food levels and automatically order fresh groceries.Affordable option or investment killer? New types of mobile operators face scrutiny at CRTC‘As good as it gets?’ Wireless industry faces obstacles to continued growth, analyst says“5G is the gateway to the future and we are just on the brink of this technological revolution,” Bains said.The project is called ENCQOR — Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation — and will allow an estimated 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses to plug into a 5G platform and access related research and technology.Mobile 5G — or fifth-generation — wireless technology is up to 100 times faster than the 4G system.The opportunity to experiment will help businesses come out on top in what Bains described as a global innovation race.Ontario, Quebec and the federal government have each pledged about $67 million, while the remaining $200 million will come from five private-sector partners.Ericsson, Ciena Canada, Thales Canada, IBM Canada and CGI will lead the public-private partnership, which is expected to “secure” more than 4,000 jobs, 1,800 of which will be specialized in 5G.Karl Sasseville, a spokesman for Bains, clarified that those jobs are made up of existing positions with the five private-sector partners that will be repurposed for the 5G project.Borje Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson, said Canada is “leapfrogging” to the front of 5G technology with it commitment to wireless innovation.Often, when people think of national infrastructure they think of roads and streets, Ekholm said.“We believe the future highways will all be digital.”Ekholm said he expects the test-bed technology to be deployed later this year and become operational by early 2019.The government estimates information and communications technology contributed $76 billion to the country’s gross domestic product in 2017. read more

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first_imgWhile police emphasise there has been no specific threat made against the London Marathon, Scotland Yard pointed out that the threat level in the UK remains at severe, meaning an attack is “highly likely”. London Marathon 2017 live race updates A ring of steel and concrete barriers has been erected along the route of Sunday’s London Marathon to protect it from the threat of a possible terrorist attack.‘Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barriers’ designed to stop a hijacked car or lorry being driven at the crowds were put in place overnight.At the same time extra armed officers will patrol the area along the 26 mile route, with police spotters sighted on buildings overlooking the event.The increase in security comes in the wake of the Westminster attack, which saw five people killed after Khalid Masood ploughed a hire car into pedestrians before being shot dead outside Parliament.The shooting of a police officer on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Thursday, along with death of four people when a hijacked lorry was ploughed into a Stockholm department store earlier this month have also raised fears about further attacks.It emerged last week that police have been instructed to shoot terrorists at the wheel of a vehicle to stop an attack and have been issued with ammunition to penetrate doors and windows.Officers had previously been told not to shoot drivers because of the additional dangers it posed, but the advice was changed in the wake of recent vehicle attacks in Europe. 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. Security measures in place ahead of Sunday's London Marathoncenter_img Security measures in place ahead of Sunday’s London MarathonCredit:Eddie Mulholland/Telegraph A Scotland Yard source said: “There will be firearms officers deployed as part of the operation to police the marathon. This is over and above the usual firearms response capability that we would normally have available across London on a typical day.”The thousands of people flocking to central London to watch the event have been urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour.Commander Jane Connors, who is leading the policing operation, said: “Our priority is to ensure that those taking part and watching have a safe and enjoyable experience and I’d like to reassure people that there is a comprehensive policing plan in place to achieve this.”She added: “There will be a strong, visible presence of officers along the entire route and at transport hubs across London, but if you notice anything suspicious, then please report it to us.“I’d also like to emphasise that given the nature of the event, it is very rare to see crime or disorder, but I’d ask anyone planning to attend to take basic precautions to keep their possessions safe.”Hundreds of officers from the Metropolitan Police, City of London Police and British Transport Police will also be on duty throughout the day.Each of the 50,000 runners taking part have been emailed advising them to meet their families and friends away from finish line at The Mall, where security will be at its tightest.Virgin Money London Marathon, the event’s organisers, said they were working closely with the Met police.last_img read more

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first_imgSino Gold Mining and Gold Fields have announced that Sino Gold will undertake a A$136 million capital raising, the proceeds of which will be used primarily to retire its gold hedge position. Gold Fields has agreed to increase its stake in Sino Gold which, after the retiring of its hedge position, will be a financially stronger growth company. Furthermore, the existing exploration alliance between Sino Gold and Gold Fields Australasia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields, in China, now the largest gold producing country in the world, will be broadened to include a greater range of potential projects. Sino Gold will raise up to approximately A$204 million via a combination of:1. An accelerated renounceable entitlement offer to existing shareholders to raise up to approximately A$136 million so as to allow the closing out of Sino Gold’s hedge book and for development, exploration expenditure, working capital and general corporate purposes. Thereafter, Sino Gold will become an unhedged gold producer with the potential to increase gold production controlled by Sino Gold towards 500,000 oz/y over the next two to three years2. A placement to Gold Fields of up to approximately A$68 million, and thereafter Gold Fields will also exercise in full its entitlements under the entitlement offer. As a result of its participation and support, Gold Fields’ shareholding in Sino Gold will increase from 15.5% currently to 19.9% at completion of the capital raising to further consolidate Gold Fields’ position as Sino Gold’s major shareholder. In November 2006, Gold Fields and Sino Gold announced the formation of a strategic alliance to explore and develop large-scale gold deposits in China, combining the `in-country’ exploration and commercial skills of Sino Gold with the large scale mine development skills of Gold Fields.The alliance’s principal focus has been exploring prospective belts in China for resources hosting at least 5 Moz of gold or gold equivalent, with a production capability of 500,000 oz/y (rule of `fives’). On a technical level the alliance has concentrated its exploration efforts on porphyry, high-sulphidation epithermal or sediment-hosted disseminated orogenic style gold mineralisation which were not previously the focus of Sino Gold’s exploration program in China. Following a thorough review of 58 mineral belts in China, four belts have been identified as priority belts with the potential to host these styles of deposits. Work is ongoing in each of these belts.Outside a 50 km buffer around Sino Gold’s existing operations (White Mountain, Jinfeng, Eastern Dragon, Sanjianfang, and Beyinhar), the parties have agreed to decrease the threshold for new investments to include gold deposits with resources hosting at least 3 Moz, and with annual production capability of 300,000 oz/y.There is no change to the funding agreements that each party contribute equally to the activities of the alliance. For an asset to stay in the alliance, the two companies must equally fund its exploration and development. These changes therefore broaden and increase Sino Gold’s financial capacity to explore in new belts outside of its four development projects.Nick Holland, newly appointed CEO of Gold Fields, said: “The alliance is of strong strategic importance to Gold Fields which has long recognised China and the Australasian region as highly prospective. Gold Fields views Sino Gold as the best partner, in China, to help us unlock that value for our shareholders. Increasing our shareholding in Sino Gold naturally strengthens our commitment to Sino Gold, but further strengthens our commitment to the alliance and our exposure to the Australasian region.”Jake Klein, CEO of Sino Gold, said: “This is an important step for Sino Gold. We are delighted to have received such significant support from our major shareholder, Gold Fields, through its commitment to purchase shares at a premium to the entitlement issue and increase its holding in Sino Gold to 19.9%. With the close out of our forward sales, Sino Gold’s shareholders will now have the opportunity to fully participate in the value created by our growing gold production in a rising gold price environment.”last_img
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