The Silesia-Velox (stand B450) High Speed Contact Grill will be on constant demonstration at the show. All Silesia-Velox grills are available with smooth and grooved plates, in any combination desired, and come with a range of accessories. The company says its grills offer versatility and economy for minimum capital outlay, and that they can save bakers time and space while increasing profitability. They are said to be ideal for busy sandwich operations.
Apple Changed the Music Industry, Can it do the Same for PaymentsThe introduction of the iPod and iTunes significantly changed the music industry and how we purchase and listen to music. With the announcement last year of Apple getting into the payment space the question now is can they disrupt the payment industry.Mobile payment (M-Payments) is not new and the technology has been around of quite some time. But outside of Africa and the success of M-Pesa in Kenya, M-Payments have not taken off in a big way. In more developed markets there are plenty of payment options from cash (plenty of ATMs) to credit cards to internet transfers. Many of these options are very cheap if not free so M-Payments do not fill an empty void and in most cases are competing with accepted and cheap alternatives.There has been some progress on M-Payments in the telecom space as the ability to use load (pre-paid air time) to pay for digital items has been enabled for some time. In markets like the Philippines there are apps that allow users to gift load to their friends making load something of a mobile currency. There are clearly limits to this and most of the advancements in the telecom space has been restricted to non-physical purchases.So what has held back M-Payments in more mature markets beyond the competition of other options? There is the physical infrastructure at the point of purchase (POS) that has been lacking as well as competing technologies and industry groups. This is where Apple could push things forward. Given their size and the number of Apple mobile phones in the market, they might just have the market muscle to get other players to move. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Reuters 20 Sept 2013 More evidence that marriage may benefit overall health comes from findings that in the first year after having blocked blood vessels leading to the heart cleared, married patients fared much better than their unmarried counterparts.Even after researchers adjusted for other cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, family history and high cholesterol, unmarried patients were more than twice as likely to die and to experience major cardiovascular events like heart attacks, in the year following the procedure, known as angioplasty.Heart patients need a lot of support, and their care does not end in the hospital, the study’s senior author, Dr. Ron Waksman of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., said. “The implication is if you do not have someone to take care of you, you should be flagged for special care.”Previous research has found an apparent health benefit from marriage, but it is poorly understood and the results are not always consistent. For instance, bad marriages have been linked to heightened stress hormones and inflammation, both of which raise risks for heart disease and other illnesses.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/20/us-married-heart-procedures-idUSBRE98J0K020130920
WAYZATA, Minn. – The company with the most complete insurance services in the motorsports industry is back on board as an IMCA sponsor for an 11th season. Information about coverage options and cost is available by calling Bob Allen at 507 327-8416 and at the www.jonesbirdsong.com website. “Without the support of great companies like Jones Birdsong and partners Safehold and ProSight, it would be much more difficult to do what we do as a sanctioning body,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They have come alongside IMCA racers and provided the confidence to know that they are taken care of as a member at sanctioned facilities and beyond.” Jones Birdsong provides policies covering tracks, individual race teams and suppliers throughout the regular point season as well as special events. JonesBirdsong LLP continues in an invaluable role as presenting sponsor for the champions reception at the IMCA national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., and the promoters’ banquet during the RPM Workshop in Reno, Nev.
This year also witness the return of 2013 women’s singles champion, Tolu Durosimi-Etti who is seeded number four in the women’s singles.According to the list of players, over 250 participants will be competing in the cadet, junior and senior categories with the boys’ junior dominating the list of competitors.With the exit of the likes of Azeez Solanke, Rilwan Akanbi, Halimot Ayinla have decided to team up with other states for the forthcoming National Sports Festival, the coast is clear for the likes of Odusanya and Omotayo to claim the titles.From today, cadet and junior players will begin their campaigns in the singles as players from Indian Language School and Greensprings School will also be slugging it out in the events.A confident Odusanya said she is hoping to set a new record by winning her fourth consecutive title in the competition. “I think it is possible for me to win again this year because I don’t see anybody troubling me this year. I am fully ready and I am eager to win the star prize for a reward for my efforts in the last four years,” she said.UCL FIXTURES TONIGHTAEK Vs AjaxBayern Vs BenficaHoffenheim Vs ShakhtarLyon Vs Man CityCSKA Vs PlzenRoma Vs MadridJuventus Vs ValenciaMan Utd Vs Young BoysShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2013 men’s singles champion, Olajide Omotayo and women’s defending champion, Bose Odusanya are the top seeds in the senior event of the 50th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup which kicked off yesterday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.Italy-based Omotayo will contend with 63 other players while Odusanya will battle against 22 others in her bid to retain her title having won the title in 2015, 2016 and 2017.2017 men’s singles runner’s up, David Fayele is the number two seed while Nimota Aregbesola is women’s second seeded players.
Liquid ethane has been detected in a lake near the south pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, reported JPL yesterday. This confirms long-held suspicions that ethane, a byproduct of methane disruption by the solar wind, accumulates on the surface of the large atmosphere-shrouded moon. A problem remains why there is so little of it. Pre-Cassini predictions envisioned a global ocean of liquid ethane. Nature1 reported observations by the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) of a lake near the south pole that had been discovered previously. The specular signal indicated an extremely smooth surface – smoother than any geological process could make. The spectrum of ethane, a hydrocarbon that is liquid at Titan’s surface temperature, confirmed that ethane is present. Ethane is formed when atmospheric methane, CH4, in its gaseous form, is struck by the solar wind in Titan’s upper atmosphere. The bombardment strips off a hydrogen atom. The ionized methane molecules, CH3+, quickly combine into ethane, C2H6, which falls to the surface as rain. A stable molecule, ethane should collect continuously on the surface in pools and lakes. The chemical process is irreversible (03/11/2005). Ethane cannot evaporate back up into the atmosphere, nor can it dissociate back into methane. This should lead to the accumulation of liquid ethane on the surface of Titan over time. Calculations prior to Cassini’s arrival showed that a global ocean of ethane and liquid methane should have accumulated over 4.5 billion years – up to a half-mile deep or more. Pre-arrival radar images from earthbound instruments cast doubt on the presence of a global ocean, but before the Huygens Probe parachuted to the surface (01/15/2005, 01/21/2005), scientists were still hoping for a splash. The probe landed, instead, on a dry lake bed of what appears to be methane-saturated icy sand, with only traces of ethane present. “Before Cassini, scientists thought Titan would have global oceans of methane, ethane and other light hydrocarbons,” the JPL press release stated. “More than 40 close flybys of Titan by Cassini show no such global oceans exist, but hundreds of dark, lake-like features are present.” The southern lake, comparable to the Great Lakes in extent, has been named Ontario Lacus – Lake Ontario. Science Daily posted a picture of the 150-mile-long lake from orbit. It covers 7,800 square miles, slightly larger than its earthly counterpart. How deep is it? VIMS can only constrain the minimum depth to 3/4 of an inch. It could be much deeper. The presence of a beach around the perimeter, though, suggests that the lake is evaporating. Scientists wonder if the lakes migrate from pole to pole as the seasons change during Saturn’s 29.4-year orbit. Cassini has detected more and larger lakes in Titan’s northern latitudes (radar map) than in the south (radar map). The original paper began with the mystery of the missing ethane ocean: “Titan was once thought to have global oceans of light hydrocarbons on its surface, but after 40 close flybys of Titan by the Cassini spacecraft, it has become clear that no such oceans exist.” The statement included references to five papers from 1982 to 1995 predicting an ocean (see 1983 and 1993 abstracts by Lunine), including two by Carl Sagan (1982, 2002). Francois Roulin, commenting on the paper in the same issue of Nature,2 noted that “Titan’s lakes are probably a liquid ethane�methane mixture together with dissolved nitrogen, as previously proposed for the speculative oceans” that turned out to exist only on paper. Jonathan Lunine, who had predicted a global ocean in 1983, told National Geographic News that the lakes “do not hold enough ethane to account for what can be produced over the age of the solar system. So we still have a mystery here.” See also the 02/15/2008 entry. The lake may contain other organic molecules besides ethane. Hydrocarbons and nitriles such as propane, butane, acetylene and benzene have been detected in Titan’s atmosphere, as well as high-mass cluster ions. Cosmic rays bombarding the lakes may produce additional exotic molecules. Artwork tries to convey what an observer might see on this dim world with orange sky; here is another. The surface near the Huygens Probe was actually photographed in realistic color in this historic image from the landing site. Photographs of the descent have been put together into a stunning movie available from the Descent Imager website. Titan turned out to be drier than expected. The equatorial regions are awash in dunes reminiscent of the Namib Desert – except that the particles are made of ice, probably coated with hydrocarbons manufactured in Titan’s bizarre chemical laboratory.1. Brown, Soderblom et al, “The identification of liquid ethane in Titan’s Ontario Lacus,” Nature 454, 607-610 (31 July 2008) | doi:10.1038/nature07100.2. Francois Roulin, “Planetary science: Organic lakes on Titan,” Nature 454, 587-589 (31 July 2008) | doi:10.1038/454587a.Here is a science project crying out for some mathematically-minded person to work on. It can be done right at the desk without special equipment – just a literature search and a calculator. Figure out how long it would take to get the observed lakes on Titan. Inputs are conservative rates of ethane production in the atmosphere and the most optimistic estimates of lake volume. The result should place a severe upper limit on the age of Titan. Scientists have downplayed the severity of this problem. They usually mention it in passing only to change the subject. Usually, they jump to the possibility that Titan’s organic chemistry might have something to say about the origin of life (07/26/2005) – a foolish distraction. Where is the ethane? There should be a huge ocean of it by now, according to their belief in billions of years. Their only escapes now are less credible. They have to claim the chemical process started recently, or that the ethane remains in the atmosphere (how long could that last?), or that the ethane went underground. They never, ever question the billions-of-years age! Their problem would be solved by reducing the age of Titan (and Saturn, and the solar system) by a few orders of magnitude. That would fit this observation and many others (e.g., 04/08/2005, 06/29/2008, 05/05/2008, 03/10/2008, 12/03/2007, 08/04/2007, 07/18/2007, 05/04/2007, 03/31/2007). So here is a challenge. The long-age believers made a prediction that appears to have been falsified. 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3 January 2013 South Africa concluded its second term as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 31 December. South Africa’s permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Baso Sangqu, said the country had used its tenure effectively to promote a multilateral, rules-based system worldwide. “We approached our membership of the Security Council from the premise that the UN remains the most appropriate forum for addressing international challenges in the maintenance of international peace and security, which are best served through collective co-operation,” Sangqu said in a statement on the weekend. Despite constraints, South Africa influenced a large number of Security Council outcomes, actively engaged on all issues on the council’s agenda in line with its mandate. Sangqu said South Africa’s leadership role and significant contribution to the work of the Council on African issues, particularly on Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, the DRC, Mali and Libya, as well as its principled position on the Middle East and Western Sahara, was well recognised. “Notable achievements during South Africa’s tenure include its leadership role in chairing the Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa … and the 1540 Committee, which prevents non-state actors from gaining access to weapons of mass destruction.” South Africa also championed landmark Security Council decisions on strengthening strategic cooperation between the UNSC and the African Union Peace and Security Council, as well as the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations. The country also co-led a Security Council mission to Africa, and led a successful visit of the council to Timor-Leste in 2012. “Looking back, South Africa’s participation in the over 800 meetings held by the Council during our tenure, we can in all humility … state that South Africa has made a positive and significant contribution to the international community’s efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts the world over,” Sangqu said. Source: SANews.gov.za
Manfrotto’s booth at NAB 2018 showcases some new hands-free gear that filmmakers on the go can look forward to using on their next projects.All images via Manfrotto.If you’ve ever worked in the film and video industry, then you’re probably already familiar with the Manfrotto brand and their solid reputation for tripods and other support gear. At this year’s NAB Show, Manfrotto continues to showcase their excellence with the new BeFree tripod line and some nifty new gear backpacks to help free up run-and-gun filmmakers.BeFree Live TripodsMoving in a different direction than many of the other big-name brands at NAB this year, Manfrotto focused on the prosumer and solo filmmaker markets by showcasing their BeFree tripod line with their new “Live”-focused version for vloggers and filmmakers looking for quick setups and the ability to turn the camera on themselves.The BeFree Live comes with a fluid head with a solid drag system for pans and tilts — with both aluminum and carbon fiber options (the latter hitting the market next month). You can check out the BeFree Live here (price: $239.99) or the fluid head by itself here (price: $99.99).Manfrotto also revealed the fruits of its recent Sony-focused effort with the BeFree Advanced Sony Alpha Edition Tripod, built specifically for the Sony a7S III, a7S III, and other a9-series mirrorless cameras. You can check out the BeFree Advanced Sony Alpha with lever options and twist as well (both priced at $189.99).Cinematic Balance BackpacksTo further help filmmakers on the run, Manfrotto also showed off their new line of travel-ready Cinematic Balance backpacks. The Pro Light Cinematic camcorder backpack will hold your DSLR or mirrorless camera, your complete array of lenses, a monopod, accessories, and even a DJI Ronin M/MX or similarly sized gimbal.The Pro Light Cinematic camcorder backpack Expanded is a similar expandable build with even more space that is still carry-on sized while fitting up to 10 lenses with your camera and gear. Both versions are currently on the market at $279.99.For more NAB coverage, check out these other notable announcements.NAB 2018: DJI Officially Introduces New Camera Control SystemsNAB 2018: Fujifilm’s X-H1 Camera Gets Put to the TestNAB 2018 Announcement: Atomos Unveils the Ninja VNAB 2018 Announcement: Canon’s C700 Goes Full FrameNAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus Monitors
Cardiff boss Warnock explains dropping Sala pursuitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits a deal for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala is off.Warnock concedes the Nantes asking price for Sala is too rich for such a gamble.He explained, “We made an offer that was rejected and we have not returned since. “We do not have a gun pointed at us. Sala is a good player, but there is no guarantee that he will land and break everything in the Premier League.”The problem for Nantes is any sale for Sala will see 50 per cent of his fee going to former club Bordeaux. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd attacker Lingard: This is the Pogba I used to knowby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJesse Lingard believes that his Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba is “freed” by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Pogba has shown his best form since manager Jose Mourinho was fired, notching four goals in the last two games.And Lingard believes Pogba has more freedom under the new boss.”I can definitely, definitely, see the Paul I used to know,” Lingard told reporters after the 4-1 success over Bournemouth.”I have seen him playing through the ranks and he is back to that player, the player we know.”Paul’s enjoying his football. He’s playing in the role he likes to play in just inside, off the left.”He has the freedom to make things happen. He has always got forward in that position and scored goals.”Ole has helped him 100%. He has given him the confidence and licence to be free, to play his game and do what we know he can.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say