In my last blog post, Exponential Technology to Reshape Financial Industry, I took a closer look at artificial intelligence and quantum computing, a couple of the exponential technologies I discussed during my 2015 TMG Executive Summit opening remarks.Like artificial intelligence and quantum computing, virtual and augmented reality have great potential to drive innovation within the financial sector. With virtual reality, specifically, we are seeing the technology move from the gaming universe into other industries. Designed to give people deep, visceral, real-life experiences, virtual reality will soon be used to trigger certain behaviors.It’s a fascinating concept, and one my family and I got to experience at the Iowa State Fair just a few weeks ago. My alma mater, Iowa State University, had an Oculus Rift headset at the fair and allowed visitors to try it on. What an experience for both the wearer and the watcher! When you saw from the outside what people were experiencing inside the headset, you got a very clear picture of the immersive qualities of virtual reality. Many people had to be physically held in place as they experienced the thrill of riding a roller coaster in virtual reality – while in true reality, they were simply standing in a tradeshow display booth. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The upcoming Indian Premier League auctions rake up big numbers, when it comes to player prices. Franchises go after the player who offer them utility. There are some bargain buys in the form of uncapped Indian players or major foreign buys who sometimes go at their base price. This Indian Premier League will be held in December and the tournament could be played much before due to the World Cup which will be held in England at the end of May. Ahead of the event, here are some of the key numbers that will define the auction this year and some numbers which have remained immortal in the auction.Also Read | IPL 2019 auction: When overseas players raked in big bucks346 – Number of players who will be auctioned in December. This will be held in Jaipur. 213 – Number if uncapped players, foreign and Indian in the 2019 IPL Auction. 0 – Number of Indians in the elite Rs 2 crore list. There are only nine players in that elite column and all are overseas players.16 – Yuvraj Singh will remember this number for a long time. In the 2015 IPL Auctions, Yuvraj was brought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs 16 crore, making him the most expensive player ever brought in the auction. 14.5 – This will be the dream for every overseas player. Ben Stokes, in the 2017 IPL Auction, went for Rs 14.5 crore to Rising Pune Supergiant, making him the most expensive overseas buy in this event. 8.8 – Even uncapped players go for a massive price. Krunal Pandya, the brother of Hardik Pandya, raked in big money in the 2018 IPL Auctions when he was retained by Mumbai Indians for Rs 8.8 crore. This mark beat the previous record for an uncapped player of Rs 8.5 crore, held by Pawan Negi.Read More | IPL 19: Twenty20 event gets General Elections, World Cup double whammy1 – One player each from the United States of America and Netherlands in this auction. Ali Khan has a base price of Rs 40 lakh while Stephan Myburgh has a base price of Rs 20 lakh.1.5 – The highest base price for an Indian in this auction. Jaydev Unadkat, who was the most expensive Indian buy in two consecutive auctions, has a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.2 – Number of players that Chennai Super Kings will be bidding for in this auction. They retained 23 out of 25 players.36.2 – The available funds for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL auction, the highest among all the teams. They will be bidding for 15 slots in the team, the most for any side.
World Boxing Council (WBC) Female Super Bantamweight champion, Jamaica’s Alicia Ashley, has been nominated for three awards that will be made during the second WBC Female Convention that will be held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.On October 29 last year, she regained the title that she lost to Mexican Jackie Nava in 2014, with a unanimous decision over Christina McMahon in New York. Her technical brilliance was on display throughout the fight, as she overwhelmed her opponent.The WBC was so pleased with her performance and the overall quality of the fight, that she has been shortlisted as Champion of the Year and for Comeback of the Year. The fight has also been listed in the category, Event of the Year.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Ashley said that she was thrilled to have been in Jamaica recently for the RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards ceremony as a nominee, and that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience once more.PROUD OF SELFShe said that she was proud to follow this up with nominations in so many WBC categories, and this was icing on the cake, after regaining her title. It was her hope, she said, that she will come out on top in at least one category.”I think that I have a good shot in the Comeback of the Year and the Champion of the Year categories, and I am optimistic that I will get them,” she said.She added that the public will be involved in the voting, and was hopeful that her fans will cast votes for her no later than today at: http://wbcboxing.com.
SANTA CLARITA – Nominations are being sought for candidates to be considered for the 2007 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year. These honors are bestowed on two persons each year who have given the most in voluntary efforts to the Santa Clarita Valley. The awarding of these titles goes back 43 years. The purpose of the SCV Man and Woman of the Year recognition is to honor men and women who have given outstanding volunteer service. The service may be given as an individual or as a member of a group or organization. Official nomination forms and letters were mailed in early January to every club and organization in the Santa Clarita Valley. Judging for these awards will be done by a committee made up of previous winners, and a selection will be made from the nominations. Each organization may nominate up to two candidates. The nominees and their organizations will be announced in March at a reception for the candidates. The 2007 SCV Man and Woman of the Year will be officially named May 4 at the Man and Woman of the Year dinner at the Hyatt Valencia. All Santa Clarita Valley clubs and organizations are encouraged to submit their nominations as soon as possible to the committee. Nomination applications are due by Feb. 28. For information, or to obtain a nomination form, contact 2006 honorees Diana Cusumano at (661) 254-2367 or Michael Berger at (800) 409-0746. Nominations may be e-mailed directly to Cusumano at firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to her at (661) 284-3530. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Once seen as a far-fetched idea, too costly and time consuming to become a reality, it looks as though the early 90’s vision of building and inhabiting a floating city that cruises around the world is about to come to fruition. “The Freedom Ship will be the largest vessel ever built and the first ever floating city, making it a heavily capitalised project and the global economy in the last few years hasn’t been too for unproven progressive projects like ours,” Freedom Ship International director and vice president Roger Gooch said. Freedom Ship will be a 25-storey floating city, accommodating approximately 50,000 permanent residents and will come complete with shops, restaurants, hospitals, schools, an airport and other amenities and was originally the vision of Florida engineer Norman Nixon, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Although construction of the vessel is yet to commence and Nixon passed away last year, Freedom Ship International has taken advantage of the recent change in economic climate, reviving the idea, bringing it back into the spotlight and attempting to raise the US$10.7 billion needed to make the dream a reality. “However, in the last six months we’ve been getting more interest in the project and we are hopeful we will raise the US$1 billion needed to begin construction.” Source = ETB News: P.T.