TOKYO — The Latest on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been arrested on suspicion of financial irregularities (all times local):7:45 p.m.Japanese prosecutors say they will detain former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for as long as needed to finish their investigation into suspicions of financial irregularities.Shin Kukimoto, deputy chief prosecutor for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors’ Office told reporters Thursday the authorities have no intention of releasing Ghosn because of international attention or concern about his case.Ghosn and another Nissan executive, Greg Kelly, were arrested on Nov. 19. They are being held at a detention centre in Tokyo. Kukimoto refused to confirm reports that both men have denied the allegations against them.Last week, prosecutors got approval to hold Ghosn without formally charging him until Friday, as is standard in Japanese investigations. The prosecutors can detain suspects for up to 20 days per charge, gaining time with more charges.___6:30 p.m.Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s bestselling auto group last year, has reaffirmed its commitment to its alliance.The group issued a statement Thursday saying the member companies had individually and collectively “emphatically reiterated their strong commitment” to their partnership.The announcement follows the arrest on Nov. 19 of Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, for alleged financial irregularities. Japanese automakers Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motor Corp. have since dismissed Ghosn as their chairman. Renault SA of France has named an interim chairman but kept him on while seeking more information about his case.Ghosn’s troubles raised speculation about troubles within the alliance, which says it sold more than 10.6 million vehicles in nearly 200 countries in 2017.Prosecutors have not yet formally charged Ghosn, who is being held in Tokyo.The Associated Press
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit was called last week after a man arrested in Simcoe complained about feeling pain.The 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with a theft complaint in the area of Walmart on the Queensway East Thursday over the noon hour.The man was jailed overnight at Norfolk OPP headquarters on the Queensway West in Simcoe.In an email Monday, SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon said “When the man complained of pain the following morning (Friday), he was taken to hospital for treatment.”OPP refer all inquiries to the SIU once the investigative unit opens a file.The SIU is called anytime someone in Ontario is injured or killed during an interaction with police. The SIU is also called when someone alleges that a member of a police service sexually assaulted them. Vehicle chews up lawnA local man was charged this weekend after a vehicle was observed cutting across a lawn south of Delhi.Police were notified of the situation on Henry Street around 10 a.m. Saturday. Police were told the motorist nearly ran into another vehicle that was parked along the roadway.A 20-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with driving with a blood-alcohol content in excess of the legal limit.Keys stolen at laundromatPolice have been provided with images of a man who stole a set of keys from behind a counter at Simcoe Laundry in the north end of town.The theft occurred Tuesday of last week. A security camera captured an image of the person reaching behind the counter.Norfolk OPP are perusing the footage in an effort to identify the suspect.Home ransacked in CanfieldA home near Dunnville was ransacked following a break-and-enter last week.The break-in occurred at a home in Canfield on Highway 3 while the house was vacant from March 10 through March 16.Stolen were jewelry, electronics and musical instruments.Haldimand OPP are investigating.Reckless driving near JarvisThree teenagers face a number of charges after a vehicle was clocked doing more than twice the posted speed limit of 80 kilometres an hour near Jarvis last week.The pullover on Highway 6 occurred around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.A search of the vehicle turned up a quantity of alcohol and cannabis.The 18-year-old male driver has been charged with racing a motor vehicle, drinking while driving with a novice permit, driving with an open container of alcohol available, and possession of cannabis under the age of 19.A 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old male have been charged with possession of alcohol while underage.Wiring stolen from storage shedWiring and electrical equipment worth more than $2,000 was stolen from a storage shed near Cayuga recently.The theft at a property on Highway 3 occurred between March 8 and March 17.Haldimand OPP are investigating.Hardware store break-inSuspect vehicles were spotted leaving the scene at a high rate of speed following a major theft in Cayuga this weekend.Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, suspects broke into the Home Hardware on Talbot Street East. They made off with two snow blowers and a lawn mower.One of the vehicles involved was a black GMC Sierra pickup. It was spotted leaving the scene west bound on Talbot Street East. On its tail — also at a high rate of speed — was a red- or maroon-coloured hatchback-style vehicle.Anyone with information regarding the theft is encouraged to contact the Haldimand OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Information can also be shared with Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477.Hit-and-run in SimcoeIf you’ve spotted a dark-grey vehicle in your neighbourhood with extensive damage to the passenger-side door, you may want to contact the Norfolk OPP.Between 6 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle parked along Thomson Road in Simcoe was side-swiped by the suspect vehicle.Extensive damage was done to the driver’s side of the parked vehicle.Anyone with information related to this incident can share it with the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Hecla has reported the highest revenue and cash flow in its 117-Year History, as well as record low silver cash costs. Kinross has also reported records and declred its first divided.Hecla reported 2007 income applicable to common shareholders of $52.2 million, on revenue of $222.6 million. This compares to 2006 income of $68.6 million, on revenue of $218.9 million. Revenue and cash provided by operations for 2007 set record highs for Hecla. Earnings in 2007 were at their second-highest levels in the company’s 117-year history, just behind 2006 results, despite a significant reduction in gold production from La Camorra unit as mining transitioned to a single deposit. Hecla’s average total cash cost for silver in 2007 was the lowest on record, at negative $2.81/oz, after by-product credits. The 2007 financial results included a non-cash charge in the second quarter of $46 million for environmental accruals, offset by a gain of $63 million on the sale of the Hollister Development Block. In 2006, earnings were positively impacted by a gain of $41 million on sales of investments and other assets.Hecla Mining Company President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. said, “The resurgence in metals prices, operational excellence at our silver mines, a 25% improvement in safety, and exploration success all contributed to another remarkable year for Hecla in 2007. And, we’re off to a great start in 2008 by announcing the largest acquisition in our company’s history. Last week, we reached agreement with Rio Tinto to acquire the companies that own the remaining 70.27% of the Greens Creek silver mine in Alaska. After the anticipated close of that transaction in the second quarter, we will control 100% of the fifth largest silver mine in the world, and Hecla’s annual production will nearly double to approximately 11 Moz of silver.” The transaction price is $750 million, and the acquisition is accretive to Hecla on most major metrics, including production, cash costs per ounce, cash flow, and increases in silver, gold, zinc and lead reserves and resources. 2007 Hecla highlights also included 5.6 Moz of silver produced at the average total cash cost of negative $2.81/oz, after by-product credits. It was the second best year in Hecla’s long history for earnings; the best year for cash provided by operations and revenue.The company has started surface exploration drilling in the Silver Valley and a prefeasibility study is underway to determine potential for expanding production at Lucky Friday. The company also reported a 10% increase in silver resources.The Kinross highlights included gold equivalent production was 384,598 oz in the fourth quarter of 2007, compared with 362,028 oz for the same period last year. For the full year 2007, gold equivalent production was in line with previously-announced guidance at 1,589,321 oz, an increase of 8 % over full-year 2006. Revenue was $281.4 million in the fourth quarter, a 22% increase over the same period last year, and the average realised gold price was $796/oz. Full-year revenue was a record $1.1 billion, a 21% increase over the same period last year, and the average realized gold price was $697/oz. Cost of sales per ounce was $419 in the fourth quarter on sales of 356,329 oz (gold equivalent), compared with $317/oz on sales of 375,684 oz (gold equivalent) in the fourth quarter 2006.Net earnings for the fourth quarter were $173.1 million, compared with net earnings of $41.0 million in 2006. Full-year net earnings were $334.0 million, compared to $165.8 million for full-year 2006. Earnings for the fourth quarter included a gain relating to the asset swap transaction with Goldcorp. The Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.04 per share, payable on March 31, 2008 to shareholders of record on March 24, 2008. The present intention is to pay a dividend semi-annually.Cash flow from operating activities was $72.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2007, compared to $91.2 million for the corresponding period in 2006, and $341.2 million for the full year 2007 compared with $292.0 million for the full-year 2006. Cash balances were $551.3 million at December 31, 2007 compared to $154.1 million at December 31, 2006.Capital expenditures were $184.9 million in the fourth quarter and $601.1 million for the full year. Construction at the Paracatu, Kupol and Buckhorn projects continues to progress well and all three projects are expected to begin commissioning on schedule. The Board of Directors has approved a $270 million heap leach and pit expansion project at the Fort Knox mine which is expected to extend the life of the mine by five years and double life-of-mine production to 2.9 Moz (gold equivalent).Proven and Probable gold reserves increased by 18.7 Moz or 67%, from 27.9 Moz on December 31, 2006 to 46.6 Moz on December 31, 2007.
← Previous Story SEHA GAZPROM Final 4 with a day rest before match days! Next Story → Melanie C to perform at VELUX EHF FINAL4 2017 The regular 2016/17 season of the SEHA – Gazprom League is over, the four teams aiming for the trophy and Brest as hosting venue for the Final4 tournament (7 – 9 April) are confirmed. Before the pinnacle event of the competition is about to start, it is time to check the most important Facts and Figures of the SEHA – Gazprom League season so far:0 of all ten teams of the SEHA – Gazprom League finished the regular round either with a clean record or without any win: Vardar lost only one match, Izvidjac only took one victory.0 home matches did Final 4 host Brest win in the regular season against the remaining three opponents, which made it to the final tournament: They tied with Zagreb (28:28) and were defeated by Vardar (30:35) and Veszprem (16:19).2 – which means both – semi-finals are equal to the 2016 edition of the Final4, when Veszprem beat Brest and Vardar defeated Zagreb.3 – which means all – former winners of the SEHA – Gazprom League have booked their tickets for the Final4 in Brest: Vardar (winners in 2012, 2014), Zagreb (2013), Veszprem (2015, 2016).4 matches of the regular round ended with 70 or more goals, twice Vardar was involved (40:32 against Velenje, 42:30 against Izvidjac)4 – which means all – participants of the 2017 Final 4 SEHA – Gazprom League have been part of the editions 2015 in Veszprem and 2016 in Varazdin.4 – which means all – Final 4 SEHA – Gazprom League participants had qualified for the knock-out stage of the VELUX EHF Champions League. At least two will make it among the best eight teams: Vardar booked their straight ticket to the quarter-finals, while Veszprem and Zagreb duel in the Last16 (Veszprem won the first leg 23:22 at the Croatian capital).4 – which means all – nations represented by the Final 4 SEHA – Gazprom League participants had at least qualified for the eighth-finals of the 2017 World Championship in France (Belarus and Macedonia were eliminated in the round of the last 16, Hungary made it to the quarter-finals, Croatia finished fourth ranked).5 times before – which means at every edition of a SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4 tournament – Vardar and Zagreb had locked horns. In 2013, Zagreb won the final 25:24 after extra time, 2012 (30:29), 2014 (30:22) and 2016 (26:24) Vardar took the upper hand in the semi-finals, in 2015, Zagreb won the bronze final 26:23. And 2017? Of course, the pairing is again set as one semi-final at Brest.5 different cities have hosted the Final 4 events of the SEHA – Gazprom League so far: Zagreb, Skopje, Novi Sad, Veszprem, Varazdin. Thus, Brest is the sixth different city in the fifth different country.6 times including the upcoming edition, Vardar and Zagreb are part of the Final4 tournaments of the SEHA – Gazprom League, which means both sides had always qualified for all final events.7 of the 90 matches of the regular season ended with draws.7 nations are represented by the ten clubs, participating in the SEHA – Gazprom League season 2016/17: Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia (each two clubs), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovakia, Hungary and Belarus.8 matches of the regular season ended with a difference of ten and more goals.11 goals had been the hugest difference in any final match of the SEHA – Gazprom League so far, when host Veszprem clashed Brest 32:21 in 2015. This year, the Belorussian champions can take revenge in the semi.17 goals was the hugest difference in the regular season, when Vardar beat Presov 38:21, ahead of a 14 goal margin the match Metalurg vs Izvidjac (36:22).22 of 27 possible points were taken by Vardar in their away matches of the regular season.25 of 27 possible points were won by Vardar and Veszprem in their home matches.29 times in the 90 matches of the regular season, the away teams were victorious.34 matches of the regular round ended with an overall number of goals of 60+, including seven home matches of Vardar Skopje.35 goals was the lowest number of goals scored in a singular match of the regular round, when Veszprem won 19:16 at Brest.47 points was the brilliant outcome of Vardar to top the ranking of the regular round for the first time – ahead of the defending champions Veszprem.54 times in the 90 matches of the regular season, the home teams were victorious.57,2 goals had been scored in average in every match of the regular season.75 goals was the highest number of goals in a singular match of the regular round, when Celje beat Izvidjac 42:33.+89 is the goal difference of Vardar after the regular season, ahead of Veszprem (+63), Brest (+52) and Zagreb (+27).90 matches have been played in the regular season.120 goals were scored by Celje’s Slovenian youngster Blaz Janc to be top scorer of the regular season. The best scorer, who is still in competition, ist Meshkov’s Serbian line player Rastko Stojkovic with 89 goals.166 shots in 18 matches were saved by Celje’s goalkeeper Urban Lesjak. Best goalkeeper still in competition is Roland Mikler (Veszprem) with 127 saves and a saving percentage of 35%.458 goals were conceded by Veszprem to have the best defence after the regular season ahead of Zagreb (469) and Metalurg (472).599 goals were scored by Vardar to have the best attack after the regular season ahead of Celje (561), Brest (552) and Veszprem (521). Zagreb are the only Final 4 participants with less than 500 goals scored in their 18 regular season matches (496).2167 fans in average attended the matches of the regular season.5148 goals had been scored in total in the 90 matches of the regular season.32,248 fans were at the nine home matches in the Veszprem to top the attendance list.205 645 fans attended the 90 matches of the regular season of the SEHA – Gazprom League in total.
If you’re thinking of picking up a gaming console for the holidays, one of the deciding factors may be just how much energy the device consumes. And according to a recent report, the Nintendo Wii is much more energy efficient when compared to its competition.The machines were tested by playing Madden football. While the PlayStation 3 consumed 84.8 watts of energy and the Xbox 360 87.9 watts, the Wii drew just 13.7 watts. Spread out over the course of a year, this would mean that a heavy Wii user would use 29 kilowatt hours of energy on annual basis, while the PS3 would consume 179 and the 360 184. That puts the PS3 and 360 at about the same level as a TV set or a washing machine.Via the New York Times
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the right man to take the United job after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday.Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday after a poor start to the season, and assistant manager Michael Carrick will act as interim manager until a new temporary boss is appointed within the next two days.Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has long been linked with the job, but Neville says Pochettino would be perfect to take over.“I said last season that the next manager of Man Utd should be Pochettino,” Neville told Sky Sports.“If I look at the values of United, you look at Pochettino’s belief in young players at Southampton and with Tottenham.“You look at his performance levels and style of play, the way in which he carries himself at all times – publicly and in private – I have been fortunate enough to spend two or three days at Tottenham’s training ground and for me, he just feels like the most ideal candidate.“There will be others who say ‘no’, but Man Utd have tried managers who have won European Cups, managers who have won multiple leagues, managers who have had that solid grounding in the Premier League.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“My view is they need someone who meets the three key principles of that football club – the promotion of youth, entertaining football and to win football matches.“So at this moment in time, I see him – and people will suggest that he has not won a trophy yet at Tottenham, but with a net spend of -£29m, or something over the last four years, he could not have done more. He has done the most incredible job and I do think he is the person who is the most outstanding candidate.“But if you are a Tottenham Hotspur fan, you will not appreciate me saying that. If you are Daniel Levy at Tottenham Hotspur, you will be grabbing and holding on to him for dear life because you are moving into a new stadium.“But he is the individual who fits the profile of what Man Utd need in terms of what he has done in the Premier League over the last five, six, seven years at both clubs.”
Paulo Dybala has clearly stated the primary aim for Juventus this season is to win the Champions League trophy.La Joya as he is fondly called equally revealed he ’d love to reunite with long-term pal Paul Pogba in a recent chat with Telefoot and cited on Football Italia“I’d always like to play with someone of his level. Whatever decision he makes, I always wish him the best of luck,” replied Dybala.“Everyone knows how important Cristiano Ronaldo is for us and what he represents for our opponents too. He gives everything, whether it’s in training or a match situation, and also sets a good example for youngsters.Report: No deadline day move for Dybala George Patchias – September 2, 2019 There will be no last-minute transfer of Paulo Dybala from Juventus this summer.According to Sky Sports and its associates in Italy, the player is…“I’d say Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are on the same level. As for the future, Neymar and above all Kylian Mbappé have what it takes to match them.“As for myself, I have changed my style of play recently and learned so much by working with great champions. It’s quite a mature and experienced squad in Turin, but that really helps a young player like me, because you learn and absorb their mentality.”Juventus face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 next month and having reached the final twice in recent years, are making no secret of their ambitions.“The Champions League is the main objective for us this season and we’ll do everything we can to win it. Atletico Madrid are, along with Liverpool, the worst side we could’ve picked in the draw.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – The Archdiocese of Miami welcomed four new priests on Saturday morning.Archbishop Thomas Wenski ordained the seminarians at the Cathedral of Saint Mary on Northwest Second Avenue and 75th Street in Miami.The new clergy will join the 233 active priests currently serving South Florida.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Twitter’s redesigned website. Twitter The Twitter website you once knew will soon be a thing of the past. The tech company said Monday that it redesigned its website to make the social network easier for users to navigate.The new desktop look starts rolling out globally today. Twitter tested different layouts for the site this year and settled on this one after receiving thousands of responses from users.This is how Twitter’s website looked before the redesign. Twitter The updated website includes more white space and less grey. Your tweets are still displayed in the middle of the page. On the old website, tabs for Home, Moments, Notifications and Direct Messages were at the top. Now shortcuts are on the left side and include tabs for bookmarks, lists, and your profile. The site’s Explore tab, which features curated tweets and hashtags, will include more live video and personalized local content for users, according to the company.Trending hashtags are now on the right side instead of the left. Twitter also tweaked direct messages so users can see conversation threads from other users and send messages from the same page instead of having to switch to another screen.The company said it’s giving users themes and color options for the website along with two choices for dark mode. One version, called “Dim,” has a blue-gray background. The other option, called “Lights Out,” turns the background to black.Twitter, which has 330 million monthly active users, has struggled to attract more people to use the site. Conversations on Twitter can be tough to follow especially when a flood of people are commenting at once. The company has also faced criticism that it isn’t doing enough to combat bullying and harassment but is trying to be more proactive about flagging those tweets.Now the company will have to wait and see if their redesign entices users to stay logged into the site. 0 Share your voice Post a comment Internet Services Tech Industry Tags
Who shares fake newsNearly 100 academics worldwide have expressed concern over Singapore’s proposed law against “fake news”, warning it could threaten academic freedom and hurt the city-state’s ambition to become a global education hub.The government this month unveiled a bill containing tough measures, including powers for ministers to order sites like Facebook, Google and Twitter to put warnings next to posts authorities deem false, and extreme cases, to take them down.If an action is deemed malicious and damaging to Singapore’s interests, companies could be hit with fines of up to Sg$1 million ($740,000), while individuals could face jail terms of up to 10 years.Authorities in the tightly-controlled country insist the measures are necessary to prevent online falsehoods sowing social divisions, but the move has sparked anger from press freedom groups and tech giants such as Facebook and Google.Now ninety-seven academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia have signed a letter warning the proposed legislation “may deter scholarship and set precedents harmful to global academia”.”We are concerned that the proposed legislation will have unintended detrimental consequences for scholars and research in Singapore,” said the group, who included academics from Harvard and Yale, as well as institutions in Britain, Australia, and parts of Asia.The letter, released at the weekend, also warned the law could compromise “Singapore’s notable efforts to develop itself into an internationally-recognised hub for excellence in higher education”.Singapore is home to several leading higher education institutes, which attract academics from around the world.The group, called Academics Against Disinformation, also said they wrote to the education ministry to express their concerns.The ministry was cited in local media as saying the draft law does not restrict opinion and will not affect academic research work, but the academics said they could not accept the response as a guarantee.Singapore is among several countries seeking to legislate against fake news, and the bill is expected to pass easily through parliament, which is dominated by the long-ruling People’s Action Party.
Citation: Biomolecular computer can autonomously sense multiple signs of disease (2011, July 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-biomolecular-autonomously-multiple-disease.html Explore further More information: Binyamin Gil, et al. “Detection of Multiple Disease Indicators by an Autonomous Biomolecular Computer.” Nano Letters DOI:10.1021/nl2015872 (PhysOrg.com) — In the future, nano-sized computers implanted in the human body could autonomously scan for disease indicators, diagnose diseases, and control the release of the appropriate drugs. Although this scenario is still several decades away, researchers have been making significant progress in developing early types of biomolecular computers. New sensor nanotechnology simplifies disease detection A simple scheme of how a biomolecular computer works. Image credit: Gil, et al. ©2011 American Chemical Society Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. In a recent study published in Nano Letters, Computer Science Professor Ehud Shapiro and coauthors from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, have developed a biomolecular computer that can autonomously sense many different types of molecules simultaneously. In the future, this sensing ability could be integrated with a vast biomedical knowledge of diseases to enable computers to decide which drugs to release.“We envision nanometer-sized computing devices (made of biomolecules) to roam our bodies in search of diseases in their early stage,” coauthor Binyamin Gil from the Weizmann Institute of Science told PhysOrg.com. “These devices would have the ability to sense disease indicators, diagnose the disease, and treat it by administering or activating a therapeutic biomolecule. They could be delivered to the bloodstream or operate inside cells of a specific organ or tissue and be given as a preventive care.”The development builds on the researchers’ previous demonstration of a biomolecular computer that consists of a two-state system made of biological components (DNA and a restriction enzyme). The computer, which operates in vitro, starts from the Yes state. In each computation step, the computer checks one disease indicator. If all of the indicators for the tested disease are present, the computation ends in the Yes state, namely it makes a positive diagnosis; if at least one disease indicator is not detected, it ends in the No state.Previously, Shapiro’s group showed that this biomolecular computer could detect disease indicators from mRNA expression levels and mutations. In the current study, the researchers have expanded the computer’s ability to also detect disease indicators from miRNAs, proteins, and small molecules such as ATP. At the same time, the computer’s detection method is simpler than before, requiring fewer components and fewer interactions with the disease indicators.As the researchers explain, sensing a combination of several disease indicators is much more useful than sensing just one, since it allows for better accuracy and greater sensitivity to differences between diseases. For example, they note that in the case of thyroid cancer, the presence of the protein thyroglobulin and the hormone calcitonin can enable a much more reliable diagnosis than if only one of these disease indicators was detected.Although the ability to detect several disease indicators marks an important step toward in vivo biomolecular computers and programmable drugs, there are still many obstacles that researchers must overcome in the process. “The biggest challenge is operating such devices in living surrounding like the blood stream or cell’s cytoplasm,” Gil said. “Currently we are developing devices that rely on simpler machinery (e.g. no restriction enzyme) or on the cell’s own machinery.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Discussing the project in Las Vegas, Nuance showed how a cross-platform phone and other devices could work with each other as a total platform-agnostic system with the virtual assistant able to serve the user’s questions and commands from one device the next, regardless of device type or operating system. Wintermute can tie together data from multiple devices. The Wintermute aid at the CES show was put to work in a smartphone scenario where the smartphone was asked for a football game score, and then a voice command to a Dragon TV-enabled television was to “Put the game on,” without any mention of the teams that were involved in the phone request. The television began playing the same game, unprompted. The Wintermute demo showed the technology enabled an ability to take a query and understand across platforms. Responses to the Wintermute project showing at CES were favorable to the very idea of being able to tap into a virtual personal assistant from any computer, handset, or tablet. Nuance has clearly seen the role that mobile persona assistants play and believes in the company’s potential to find success in a cloud-based system such as this. (“At Nuance, we’re the people who make voice work,” boasts the company, which is known for its Dragon speech recognition software, where the user talks and the computer types.) Nuance’s Personal Mobile Assistant survey of 1,000 American consumers asked respondents what they were using their personal assistants for. The most common uses were for driving directions, 84 percent; the weather, 72 percent; and restaurant recommendations, 61 percent.Nuance said survey results also showed that over 80 percent of people surveyed would want their mobile personal assistant to travel with them across all of their devices, including phones, tablets, PCs, cars, TVs, and cameras. Citation: Wintermute voice assistant makes intro at CES (2013, January 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-wintermute-voice-intro-ces.html (Phys.org)—Nuance, the Burlington, Massachusetts-based company known for its speech technology, is talking up its Project codenamed Wintermute, and is demonstrating the project’s cross-platform, cloud-based virtual assistant. Nuance said it is presenting its cross-device persona project Wintermute at Nuance’s exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show, to demonstrate “how mobile personal assistants follow you from one device the next, remembering what you like, what you’ve been doing, and where you’ve been. Listening to the game in your car? Your TV will know when you ask to simply “put on the game” just which one you mean.” More information: www.nuance.com/company/news-ro … assistantsurvey.docx © 2013 Phys.org Credit: Nuance Communications Nuance buys British voice-to-text company SpinVox
Related posts:To the streets we go, bearing lanterns Just another manic Monday… A reader’s glimpse of Monteverde recovery Fiestas de Zapote get underway in San José It’s Christmas Eve; a time to celebrate with your family and friends – preferably by eating atamal, drinking some eggnog and setting up the Nativity scene at home?On behalf of all of us at The Tico Times, we wish you a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. See also: The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy stepsWould you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or a photo of your upcoming special event? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Comments The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
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