The information system for check-in and check-out of guests of the Croatian National Tourist Board – eVisitor, has been nominated for the UNWTO Award for Innovation in Tourism.The UNWTO Awards recognize inspiring individuals and projects for their innovative achievement, as well as an invaluable commitment to the development and advocacy of sustainable tourism in accordance with the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals.Thus, the eVisitor system was among the fourteen best innovative projects, out of 128 submitted from 55 countries. As part of the 14th edition of the UNWTO awards, which will be held in January 2018 at the International Tourism Fair in FITUR in Spain, the best individuals and projects for innovative projects will be announced.eVisitor is a unique online information system that connects all tourist boards in the Republic of Croatia and provides daily insight into the state of tourist traffic, an up-to-date database of accommodation facilities and accommodation providers, real-time reporting for statistical and marketing purposes and better control of tourist tax collection. with the aim of generating higher revenues in the tourism sector.
Ndidi wired the pass to Hamza Choudhury to make it three unreplied goals for the Foxes barely three minutes to end the game.Iheanacho was once again in Leicester’s starting line up before going off for Demarai Gray on 63rd minute.Ayoze Perez fired the opener for Leicester on 36 minutes, following a careless back pass from a Newcastle defender.Another poor clear out from the back saw Leicester capitalise again and went two goals up on 39 minutes through James Maddison.While the game was Ndidi’s 20th league appearance, Iheanacho featured in his fifth outing.The win keeps Leicester rooted to the second spot of the English Premier League behind Liverpool on 45 points.Elsewhere at St Mary’s, Southampton continues their revival following their hard fought 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.Danny Ings was the hero as his 17th minute superb strike, made it three wins for Southampton in their last four league games with one draw.Spurs suffered a huge injury blow as Harry Kane went off holding his hamstring in the 75th minute.The North London side are now sixth on 30 points with Southampton on 11th and with 25 points.And at Vicarage Road, Nigerian forward Isaac Success was an unused substitute in 10-man Watford’s 2-1 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.Success has only made four league appearances for Watford this season.Gerard Deulofeu and Abdoulaye Doucoure scored on 30th and 49th minutes respectively to put Watford 2-0.On the hour mark, Wolves pulled a goal back off Pedro Neto.In the 70th minute, Watford were reduced to 10 men after Christian Kabasele was shown a straight red card, for stopping a Wolves player who was goal-bound.Watford are now unbeaten in four league games, securing three wins and one draw.Despite the win Watford are 19th on 19 points while Wolves have now lost two straight league games, after losing to Liverpool before facing Watford.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram PREMIERSHIPSuper Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho began the New Year on a clean slate, claiming the first three points on offer for Leicester City.Ndidi in particular provided an assist as Leicester City handed Newcastle 3-0 defeat on New Year day clash at St James’ Park. Iheanacho (right) played
January transfer window datesBelow are the opening and closing dates of the transfer windows in the major leagues across the world according to FIFA’s transfer windows calendar.CountryTop leagueOpen dateClose dateArgentinaPrimera DivisionJanuary 21February 20BrazilBrasileiraoJanuary 10April 3ChinaSuper LeagueJanuary 1February 28EnglandPremier LeagueJanuary 1January 31FranceLigue 1January 1January 31GermanyBundesligaJanuary 1January 31ItalySerie AJanuary 3January 18NetherlandsEredivisieJanuary 3January 31PortugalPrimeira LigaJanuary 3February 2RussiaPremier LeagueJanuary 23February 22SpainLa LigaJanuary 2January 31TurkeySuper LigJanuary 4January 31When does the Premier League transfer window close?Although clubs can put agreements in place before the window opens, English sides can officially start registering new players from midnight on January 1 and have until January 31.Teams have until 11pm GMT (6pm ET) that day to agree their deals and get paperwork sent to the governing body, but some details can then be finalised a few hours after that if extra time is needed to get a move over the line.When do European transfer windows close? Just like in England, the transfer windows in Germany, France, and Spain open as soon as the New Year commences and run until the night of January 31.Despite not being able to do business until two days later than their counterparts, teams in Netherlands and Italy also have until the last day of the month to finish up, while in Portugal they have until February 2.Russia have a bit of a delay in their windows due to the timing of their seasons, as they can bring in signings from January 23 until February 22.When do transfer windows close across the rest of the world? But now, this year, with the rest of Europe’s top sides gearing up for an intense end to the season with their domestic and Champions League campaigns to think about, some other big spenders could enter the market to boost their chances of winning the big prizes.Some European leagues have a bit more time to get their affairs in order, however, as the time the window closes varies for each country. Related News The January transfer window is open and the football world is eagerly anticipating more high-profile deals to take place.Last year, soap operas surrounding the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Virgil van Dijk and Diego Costa all took place in January as Barcelona, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid spent big money to get their most important deals finished within the first week. ‘Mkhitaryan had a problem with Mourinho’ – Armenia boss welcomes Arsenal move Getty https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/4f/1/christian-pulisic-borussia-dortmund_vinbkieitaim1qwoxgi0oxzz2.jpg?t=-1404962713&w=500&quality=80 Transfer window: When it was introduced, dates & everything you need to know Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/dc/b6/gonzalo-higuain-ac-milan-2018-19_1vziz5ogpe1ar1jf101c8ezdgk.jpg?t=-542364393&w=500&quality=80 Mercenary? Alexis Sanchez has joined the biggest club in England Seemingly sniffing around Europe’s top divisions and looking to lure top players with lucrative wages, Chinese Super League teams have a few extra weeks to prepare for the start of their 2018 campaign.The window opens on January 1 for clubs in China, but they can keep dipping into Europe and beyond until February 28.Meanwhile, in South America, Argentina’s window runs until February 7 after opening on Monday January 8, while Brazilian clubs get almost two extra months to get their squads in shape before it shuts on April 2.
Dani Tyler, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Drake University history, will earn another honor this spring when she is inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame.The 21st MVC Hall of Fame class includes Tyler, two long-time administrators in Bill Rowe (Missouri State) and Lois Patton (Evansville); two former track/cross country standouts in Mary Ellen Hill-Schupbach (Bradley) and Christian Goy (Illinois State); and Southern Illinois’ Darren Brooks.The league will conduct its annual Hall of Fame ceremony as part the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship next March 1-4. The March 2 festivities will begin with an 8:00 a.m. breakfast, followed by the induction ceremony at 8:30 a.m.Tyler, a native of River Forest, Ill., is the most recognized softball player in Drake and Missouri Valley Conference history, and she became first MVC player selected for the U.S. Olympic Team (1996).She helped lead United States to its first-ever gold medal in softball in 1996, hitting a home run against Australia and was also a starter on the USA team that earned a gold medal at the 1994 Pan American Qualifier. Tyler was a member of the USA Softball National Team from 1994-2000 and was also an alternate on the US Gold Medal Olympic Team during the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The Women’s USA National Team won gold medal in the 1998 World Championships.Tyler was a three-year starter for Drake and powered the Bulldogs to consecutive MVC Tournament titles (1993 and 1994), the first time in MVC history that had been accomplished. She was named Missouri Valley Conference Rookie of the Year in 1993; and was a unanimous first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection in 1994 and 1995. She was a member of the 1995 MVC All-Tournament team after hitting .556 and twice earned All-Midwest Region honors (1994 , 1995).As a sophomore in 1994, Tyler paced Drake to its second-consecutive MVC Tournament crown and the Bulldogs’ first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. That year she set then Bulldogs and MVC single-season records for home runs (9), RBI (50), hits (73), at-bats (190) and fielding assists (169). She remains Drake’s single season record holder for RBI, hits and at bats. She also established then Drake career marks for homers (21), batting average (.395), RBI (115) and assists (444). Tyler is Drake’s all-time leader in career batting average and assists, and she is second in RBI and sixth in home runs.She was the recipient of Drake’s Jerry Howlett Award in 1994 as Drake’s most outstanding overall athlete and is a member of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.Tyler, who received bachelor of science degree in business administration (accounting) from Drake in 1997, also was honored by the school with the Drake Double-D Award in 2012. She currently is a Partner at the CPA firm of Bansley and Kiener, LLP in Chicago. She has won numerous athletic and humanitarian awards throughout the United States, has been a motivational speaker for several organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, and she is actively involved in several charitable and civic organizations throughout the Chicagoland area.”The Missouri Valley Conference has always been recognized for the great success of its athletics programs, with a rich history that dates back more than a century,” said Commissioner Doug Elgin. “Our MVC Hall of Fame has provided us with an opportunity to honor the student-athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors who have played important roles in the Conference and in intercollegiate athletics.”The individuals we will be honoring in the Class of 2018 are representative of the men and women who have preceded them in our Hall of Fame. They’ve brought significant honor to themselves, their institutions and to the Conference. We are truly humbled to have this opportunity to salute them for their achievements. In a year in which we are celebrating 25 years of women’s athletics in the MVC, we’re excited to announce our six-person class, which includes three women who positively impacted women’s athletics at their institutions.” Print Friendly Version
Get glitchy with your next project with these digital distortion video packs from around the web.Top image via RocketStockWhether you’re going for a Mr. Robot feel or a Black Mirror vibe, tweaking your project out with digital distortion is a goal well within reach, thanks to these video element packs. Featuring overlays, tutorials, backgrounds, and more, these assets are the key to retro-cool effects.1. Corruption From RocketStockPrice: On Sale for $79With overlays, logo reveals, and transitions, Corruption is the perfect all-encompassing post-production pack for your dystopian/sci-fi themed work. These overlays and transitions ride the wave of video distortion effects prominent in current films and television shows.RocketStock’s Corruption comes with 120 distortion elements in 4K and 20 mega-glitchy SFX, making it perfect for adding imperfections to your work. Plus, the pack includes in-depth tutorials that show users how to best apply Corruption’s fuzzed-out features to their Premiere Pro, Final Cut, and After Effects workflows.2. Red GiantPrice: FreeRed Giant’s stacked collection of distortion tutorials is priceless. They’re fast, free, and invaluable for building your arsenal of skills. Even though you have to create the effects from scratch, the customization aspect can’t be beat.3. DOD MEDIA Featuring TwitchPrice: $45This route does require you to pick up Twitch from Video Copilot, but it’s a great resource to have at your disposal. The tutorial is just under twenty minutes, and it covers everything you need to know to apply a basic video glitch effect.What are your favorite ways to pull off digital distortion? Share them in the comments below!
Bureaucrat-turned-politician Manish Gupta is the Trinamool Congress candidate for the Rajya Sabha election scheduled later this month.The decision was taken on Wednesday at the party’s core committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mr. Gupta, a former Chief Secretary of West Bengal, joined the Trinamool in 2011 and contested from the Jadavpur Assembly constituency against former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. He defeated the CPI(M) leader in 2011 by a margin over 16,600 votes. He, however, lost in the 2016 election to CPI(M) nominee Sujan Chakraborty.
New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) Indias non-playing captain Anand Amritrajs commiserations were with Saketh Myneni, who will miss the Davis Cup tie against Czech Republic, as Leander Paes has returned to the team after opting out of the New Zealand tie. Paes preferred to play for Washington Castles, one of the seven Franchisees in World Team Tennis event, when India travelled to Christchurch in July. Amritraj hailed 27-year-old Myneni as a team man. “He has been a rock. He expected it might happen and has taken it well. I have high regard for him. He has accepted the situation. When Lee wants to play, he gets to play but our team is stronger with Leander and Rohan playing the doubles rubber. Saketh is good but he does not have experience and he does not have the scare factor which Leander and Rohan have,” Amritraj said before a practice session. Asked if it was not unfair that Myneni has to warm benches when Paes plays at his convenience. “Its been unfair to Saketh in my personal opinion. He has been with us in thick and thin. Last year Chinese Taipei and Korea were really difficult matches, which Rohan and Saketh played and won. This time in New Zealand we did not win, we played a difficult match. He is a good team player and that comes from college tennis in US. But this is how life is, he has accepted it which is great,” the captain said. Myneni made his Davis Cup debut against Chinese Taipei in February 2014 and has won two doubles and one singles match so far. In the recent tie against New Zealand, he and Bopanna lost to Daniell Marcus and Artem Sitak in straight sets. Amritraj said he felt “depressed” after that match and feared that India might lose the tie. But he said the Kiwi players displayed high quality tennis defying their low individual rankings. PTI AT AH KHSadvertisement
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Herrera: De Gea was killing me over clean sheets!by Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAnder Herrera says David De Gea was “killing his mind” over Manchester United’s lack of clean sheets.The Red Devils grabbed only their sixth clean sheet across all competitions in last night’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United.And Herrera is thankful that United’s defence is beginning to improve under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”It’s very important, also because they have a fantastic striker (in) Salomon Rondon,” Herrera told reporters post-match.”He was scoring a lot of goals and our two centre-backs were really, really good. Even in the first-half, they had a small confusion and Jona made a fantastic tackle into the box.”I think all of us are in good form, clean sheet as well.”Very important for David as well. We wanted to make David happy because he was a little bit disappointed the last games.”I had to cope with him after the game, killing my mind, telling me that he wanted a clean sheet and I’m happy for him as well because he got a clean sheet.”
Source:http://www.dzif.de/en/news_media_centre/news_press_releases/view/detail/artikel/zika_and_chikungunya_viruses_diagnostic_pitfalls/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 18 2019Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Particularly Zika-related malformations in newborns warrant reliable diagnostics. DZIF scientists from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin demonstrate the problems with the currently available diagnostics, particularly for Zika virus detection, and develop combined testing methods that have higher reliability.”False positive results can have fatal consequences,” emphasizes Prof Felix Drexler, who heads the Virus Epidemiology group at the Charité and has been working on developing detection methods for viruses at the DZIF for years. A particular cause for concern for the people affected is an increase in the number of cases of brain malformations in newborns (microcephaly), for which a link with Zika virus infection has meanwhile been confirmed. Can a pregnant woman complete her pregnancy or does she perhaps have an undiagnosed Zika virus infec-tion? The increase of illegal abortions in Latin America during the Zika outbreak highlights the dramatic consequences of unreliable diagnoses.We need reliable laboratory diagnostics, particularly in outbreak regions like Brazil. “However, this is certainly not the case at the moment,” explains Drexler. “Our study in that region has shown that correct antibody diagnostics for Zika were successful in only half of the patients at best”. The results for chikungunya virus confirmation are much better. This virus is also widespread in Latin America and can cause symptoms similar to those of Zika infections but presumably does not cause malformations. Here, antibody diagnostics are indeed reliable, the researchers say.Molecular detection methods: requirements and realityAcute infections are predominantly confirmed by detecting viral genomes in blood and urine. However, this method can only be used about one week after presentation of the first symptoms. Subsequently, infections can solely be confirmed by detecting the antibodies against the virus produced by the infected individual. However, vaccinations and infections with similar viruses hamper precise antibody detection. In a study conducted in Brazil, Drexler and his team investigated the requirements for and the reality of this together with scientists from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro.The studyPatients with confirmed Zika or chikungunya virus infections were included in the study. The scientists took follow-up samples in a period of up to 90 days after the acute infection. They applied and combined different methods for molecular and antibody detection.The resultsFor both viruses, molecular detection by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revealed low virus concentrations, even just a week after the presentation of symptoms. In Zika virus infections, the virus concentration is already so low in the first week that particularly sensitive testing is required and combined antibody testing should be done.Related StoriesNeural pathways explain the relationship between imagination and willingness to helpRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairImmunotesting for the antibodies showed severe shortfalls. “We were able to see that the sensitivity of a frequently used immunotest for antibodies in acute Zika infection was only about 30%.” However, the scientists were able to increase this sensitivity by using Immunoglobulin A (IgA) as a marker instead of the usual Im-munoglobulin M (IgM). The results for chikungunya testing were unambiguous and the people affected could consequently rely on the diagnosis.The reliability problem”We can see very clearly that a combination of several testing procedures must be used to obtain precise Zika virus test results, particularly in tropical regions where people contract infections with many viruses that are related to each other,” Drexler concludes. However, the researchers still need larger studies with more patients in order to develop the best testing methods. The scientific data from this and following studies will enable the translation into routinely applicable tools to be developed by companies. According to Drexler, it is not only about giving pregnant women and couples more reliability. Both the implementation of public health preventive measures and conducting further research are also dependent on reliable risk estimations.BackgroundResearch teams led by Felix Drexler and Christian Drosten, formally University Hospital Bonn, now Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, have developed novel Zika virus tests as well as a standard test for the MERS coronavirus (MERS for Mid-dle East Respiratory Syndrome), which is being used globally. At the DZIF, they are very well equipped for emerging virus diagnostics. The Zika diagnostics project in Brazil was brought underway by the DZIF in order to appropriately tackle the danger of emerging infections.Zika and chikungunya viruses Zika viruses are usually transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, but can also be trans-mitted sexually. Symptoms of Zika virus infection include rashes, headaches, joint and muscle pain, conjunctivitis and sometimes fever. However, these symptoms are described as mild in comparison to other tropical diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus can cause foetal malformations of the brain during pregnancy. Chikungunya viruses are also transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and cause symptoms similar to Zika virus infections. They therefore also cause fever and joint pain, which can be very severe and persist for months after the infection.
Early engineering work by D.J. Seo, a Berkeley Ph.D. student who was co-advised by Alon and Maharbiz, followed by experimental validations by Ryan Neely, another Berkeley Ph.D. student, advised by Carmena, set the foundations of the neural dust vision. In the years since neural dust’s invention, ultrasound has proven to be among the most promising technologies for powering and communicating implantable devices.Muller came to Berkeley in 2016 and has been a key driver of neural dust innovation. Her research group specializes in bidirectional electronic interfaces with human body, specifically in the brain and peripheral nervous system. Her team has been working on ways to use the power that can be transmitted to neural dust. In StimDust, her lab has taken the neural dust platform and built a more effective stimulator that can wrap around a nerve cuff and can also record, transmit and receive data. They did this by designing a custom integrated circuit to transfer ultrasound charge to the nerve in a well-controlled, safe and efficient way. Citation: Engineers build smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator (2018, April 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-smallest-volume-efficient-wireless-nerve.html The device, called StimDust, short for stimulating neural dust, adds more sophisticated electronics to neural dust without sacrificing the technology’s tiny size or safety, greatly expanding the range of neural dust applications. The researchers’ goal is to have StimDust implanted in the body through minimally invasive procedures to monitor and treat disease in a real-time, patient-specific approach. StimDust is just 6.5 cubic millimeters in volume and is powered wirelessly by ultrasound, which the device then uses to power nerve stimulation at an efficiency of 82 percent.”StimDust is the smallest deep-tissue stimulator that we are aware of that’s capable of stimulating almost all of the major therapeutic targets in the peripheral nervous system,” said Rikky Muller, co-lead of the work and assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley. “This device represents our vision of having tiny devices that can be implanted in minimally invasive ways to modulate or stimulate the peripheral nervous system, which has been shown to be efficacious in treating a number of diseases.”The research will be presented April 10 at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference in San Diego. The research team was co-led by one of neural dust’s inventors, Michel Maharbiz, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley. The creation of neural dust at Berkeley, led by Maharbiz and Jose Carmena, a Berkeley professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, has opened the door for wireless communication to the brain and peripheral nervous system through tiny implantable devices inside the body that are powered by ultrasound. Engineering teams around the world are now using the neural dust platform to build devices that can be charged wirelessly by ultrasound.Maharbiz came up with the idea to use ultrasound for powering and communicating with very small implants. Together with Berkeley professors Elad Alon and Jan Rabaey, the group then developed the technical framework to demonstrate the scaling power of ultrasound for implantable devices. This graphic details the simplicity of the StimDust design. The components of StimDust include a single piezocrystal, which is the antenna of the system, a 1-millimeter integrated circuit and one charge storage capacitor. Credit: Rikky Muller Explore further StimDust is about an order of magnitude smaller than any active device with similar capabilities that the research team is aware of. The components of StimDust include a single piezocrystal, which is the antenna of the system, a 1-millimeter integrated circuit and one charge storage capacitor. StimDust has electrodes on the bottom, which make contact with a nerve through a cuff that wraps around the nerve. In addition to the device, Muller’s team designed a custom wireless protocol that gives them a large range of programmability while maintaining efficiency. The entire device is powered by just 4 microwatts and has a mass of 10 milligrams.After testing StimDust on the benchtop, the research team implanted it in a live rodent to test it in a realistic environment. Through a cuff around the sciatic nerve, the research team was able to control hind leg motion, record the stimulation activity and measure how much force was exerted on the hind leg muscle as it was stimulated. The researchers then gradually increased stimulation and mapped the response of the hind leg muscle so they could know exactly how much stimulation was needed for a desired muscle recruitment, a kind of sophisticated analysis required of medical devices.Muller hopes that her work can lead to applications of StimDust to treat diseases such as heart irregularities, chronic pain, asthma or epilepsy.”One of the big visions of my group is to create these very efficient bidirectional interfaces with the nervous system and couple that with intelligence to really understand the signals of disease and then to be able to treat disease in an intelligent, methodical way,” Muller said. There’s an incredible opportunity for healthcare applications that can really be transformative.” In 2016, University of California, Berkeley, engineers demonstrated the first implanted, ultrasonic neural dust sensors, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time. Now, Berkeley engineers have taken neural dust a step forward by building the smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator to date. Provided by University of California – Berkeley The small size of StimDust can be seen in comparison to a dime. Credit: Rikky Muller Wireless, implantable sensors the size of a grain of sand could have wide use in body monitoring StimDust fitted onto a live mouse sciatic nerve via a cuff. Credit: Rikky Muller. 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. 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