New detergent hits local market

first_imgA new detergent has entered the local market as Massy Trading on Monday introduced Surf laundry detergent at the Bounty Water Street Supermarket.The detergent is said to be offering the best fragrance experience to users. The detergent comes in two scents – Sun fresh and Rose Fresh, and is available at leading supermarkets and stores.The launch event included music, face painting, free samples and free gifts for anyone who purchased Surf laundry detergentThe laundry detergent will be sold at an affordable price and according to Director, Troy Beharry, it will brighten up your day and consumers will definitely have a wonderful laundry experience.The Director added: “Surf’s burst of fragrance is irresistible, cleans great and very affordable. We at Massy Trading are very happy to add Surf laundry detergent, manufactured by Unilever, to our home care portfolio. Consumers can be assured of its great fragrance, cleaning powers, and good value once they try Surf”.The launch event included music, face painting, free samples and free gifts for anyone who purchased Surf laundry detergent.last_img read more

Liverpool and Southampton miss out Real Madrid star arrives for Real Sociedad medical

first_img1 Asier Illarramendi Asier Illarramendi is set to undergo a medical ahead of a return to Real Sociedad despite late interest from Southampton.The Real Madrid midfielder is available this summer and had been linked with Liverpool until former club Sociedad became the clear favourites to sign him.Yet there were suggestions on Tuesday that Southampton were interested in making a move for the Spaniard as Ronald Koeman looks to strengthen his side for their Premier League and Europa League campaigns.But that now looks unlikely with Illarramendi back in Sociedad for a medical, with Marca claiming he told reporters he is ‘happy’ to complete the move.Reports in Spain suggest the fee agreed for the 25-year-old is around £11.7million, which represents a huge loss for La Liga giants Real, who paid Sociedad €32.2million [£23.5] for Illarramendi’s services just over two years ago.last_img read more

Brown cracker sets Irish U17s up for another big win

first_imgKERRY BROWN’S goal set the Republic of Ireland Women’s U17s on their way to a 5-0 win over Greece in Lithuania today.Brown and fellow Inishowen woman Erin McLaughlin both started as Ireland made it three wins from three in the UEFA Women’s Under-17 European Championship Qualifying Round group.Greencastle native Brown, who plays for Sion Swifts, let fly with a stunning strike from 30 yards to open the scoring for James Scott’s side. Brown and McLaughlin, who lines out for Culdaff FC in the North West Women’s Super League, have been on form for the Girls in Green with McLaughlin netting five goals in her previous two outings.At the Alytus Stadium, Ireland were comfortable victors.Erin McLaughlin and Kerry BrownHaving already beaten Albania (10-0) and Lithuania (6-0), Brown’s goal teed up another big win.Aoibheann Clancy, Della Doherty, Kate O’Dowd and Becky Watkins also netted. Brown cracker sets Irish U17s up for another big win was last modified: September 16th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Culdaff FCErin McLaughlinGreencastleJames ScottKerry BrownSion Swiftslast_img read more

Championship wrap: Commons nets for Hibs, Sons beat Dundee Utd

first_imgWhile the Terrors were in action they had been replaced at the summit by Hibernian after their win at Falkirk and Mark Docherty’s 27th-minute goal gave them an even steeper uphill task to wrestle back leadership of the division.Mark Durnan hit the crossbar and a post for Dundee United but that is the nearest they came to an equalising goal and they ended the year with a first defeat in 13 league matches.Sam Stanton threatened early on for the hosts who then went ahead through Docherty’s strike from the left side of the penalty area.Durnan hit the crossbar from close range at the start of the second half before Paul Dixon put two efforts over the top either side of the hour mark.Durnam came within a whisker of an equaliser again in stoppage time but his header hit a post.Ricki Lamie scored a last-minute equaliser as 10-man Morton earned a 1-1 draw at rock-bottom St Mirren in the Scottish Championship.Saints appeared set to earn bragging rights in the Renfrewshire derby until Lamie bundled the ball home for his first Morton goal.Gary MacKenzie had put the hosts ahead after 30 minutes with a firm header past Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston.Promotion-chasing Morton’s hopes of a comeback suffered a blow when Jamie McDonagh was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Rocco Quinn, but they struck late to deny their rivals.Queen of the South and Ayr will both take their long winless records into 2017 after a goalless draw at Palmerston Park.The hosts are now 13 games since their last league victory, while Ayr have not won in nine Championship outings.Gary Harkins and Alan Forrest were narrowly off target early on for Ayr, who then hit the crossbar through Daryll Meggatt after 20 minutes.Stephen Dobbie threatened either side of half-time for Queen of the South and then brought a parry from Greg Fleming after an hour.Darren Brownlie saw a header go over the bar as the hosts pushed for a winning goal late on, but in truth a stalemate was always the likely outcome. Kris Commons’ late free-kick kept alive Hibernian’s hope of finishing 2016 top of the Scottish Championship as they won 2-1 at Falkirk.Hibs went into the match two points behind leaders Dundee United, whose match at Dumbarton finishes later, but they temporarily at least usurped their rivals after needing a Jason Cummings equaliser to cancel out Craig Sibbald’s opening goal for the hosts, before Commons’ 87th-minute winner.The result was a repeat of the last league meeting between the sides at Falkirk Stadium in August and extends Falkirk’s winless run to four league games, while Hibs finish the year with only one defeat in the last 13 Championship fixtures.There were chances at both ends with Luca Gasparotto and Commons threatening before Sibbald put Falkirk ahead from close range after 15 minutes. However, the lead was short lived as Commons set up Cummings to level things up two minutes later. Mark Kerr and John Baird went close for Falkirk before half-time while early in the second half Commons missed the target with a couple of efforts, one a header, before bringing a parrying save from Danny Rogers.David Gray might have done better than shoot wide from inside the penalty area shortly afterwards and substitute Bob McHugh did likewise for the hosts in the final five minutes.Commons’ bullet of a free-kick ensured all three points for Hibs after Peter Grant was booked for bringing down Martin Boyle on the edge of the box.Dundee United blew their chance of finishing 2016 on top of the Scottish Championship as they lost 1-0 at Dumbarton.last_img read more

Website Lends an Ear to Student Woes – Then Reports Trends to Schools

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Heidi Allstop was a Junior year psychology student when she launched her online business Student Spill, a website where students can anonymously submit descriptions of their personal problems and receive responses within 24 hours from trained student supporters. Now available on 10 campuses around the United States, Student Spill provides a simple method of offering support and of gathering information about what kinds of support a school’s students really need. “Usually universities are wrong in their assumptions,” Allstop says. “They have no way to get insight into what is bothering students, to know what students are crying on their pillows about.” Spill-using schools can leverage the data the service provides for student retention, risk mitigation, suicide prevention and to develop recommendations for services they should consider. It’s an excellent example of value created through analysis of aggregate social app user data.Above: One school’s report for one semester.Allstop says that sales to schools are led by students who discover the service and ask that schools budget to engage it. Users are required to have an .edu email adress and their “spills” are responded to by student volunteers. Those volunteers are trained in effective listening and writing empathetic responses. Four to six volunteers send a response to each Spill. “This gets the student supporters more engaged,” Allstop says, “and offers multiple perspectives for the Spiller to deal with their problem.Allstop’s alma mater, sees the heaviest use – generally between 6 and 12 spills submitted per day. That seems very small by general interest consumer web standards, but as Allstop says that makes schools happy. “If you’re changing 6 to 12 peoples’ lives a day, that’s all it takes,” she says.Spill tells schools how their students’ lives compare to the lives of students at other schools and Allstop says she thinks those analytics will become all the more valuable as her service scales. She hopes to move into corporate and other markets as well.“Fifteen to twenty percent of students feel comfortable enough with a counselor to seek out that kind of help,” Allstop says. “Schools are getting all their data from that small group. 82% of Student Spill’s users indicated embarrassment or fear as the number one factor that had prevented them from utilizing campus counseling facilities in the past.” Allstop argues that her service is a non-threatening way to gather more representative data about actual student concerns, while also providing direct support to students in distress.That model of service-based analytics being used to power recommendations to institutions is likely to become far more common in the future. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Data Services#NYT#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

Shippers setting sail via Internet of (Floating) Things

first_imgNo place on land or sea is safe from being connected. And now it seems the marine industry is at last diving into Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with both feet.RCR Wireless News reports shipping companies are increasingly harnessing the data produced by their vessels.However, technology giant Ericsson says the marine industry lags behind alternative modes of commercial transport in its deployment of this connected communications and information technology. This is despite the fact that around 80% of global trade by volume is transported by ships compared to other transportation modes.Though ships have routinely used data collecting sensors for some time, Ericsson feels that the industry has been slow to take full advantage of the technology’s benefits until now.But shipping companies are increasingly looking to make up lost ground, or nautical miles in this case. They are increasing connectivity aboard ships to allow the sharing of insights in real time and using the data to optimize shipping ecosystems.“There may be no direct commercial gain to increasing crew connectivity on board,” maritime executive Douglas Watson said to RCR. “But executives tell us they get far more information back about their vessels than they ever got before establishing reliable contact with crew. When the crew has better access to communication, they exchange more operational info about the state of the vessel, adding more data to what’s gathered from sensors to inform operational decision making.”One area where IIoT is having a significant impact on shipping is to track the state vessels to optimize marine maintenance and repairs.And keeping commercial vessels in ship-shape condition is crucial to the bottom line of shipping firms. It is estimated that having an offshore supply vessel offline for repairs can cost between $58,000 and $116,000 per day, with a five-week dry docking operation costing nearly $3 million.Ericsson has ideas for shippersOne IIoT platform used by shipping companies is Ericsson’s Maritime ICT Cloud solution. The platform connects bridge communications with embedded sensors that monitor the status of the ship engines and hull to allow vessel owners to address repair problems early on.This follows news that the world’s largest shipping container firm, Maersk Line, has brought two thirds of its vessels online in a partnership with Ericsson.Not only does IIoT at sea allow ships to be tracked, but also can provide the status and temperature of cargo containers on board. This allows the crew to look into any storage malfunctions that could cause cargo to spoil.As well real-time cargo tracking technology allows various stakeholders in a supply chain to monitor goods in their journey from production warehouses to the final customers. 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Donal Power Tags:#Ericsson#IIoT#Industrial Internet of Things#Internet of Things#IoT#shipping The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D…center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For…last_img read more

Tata Consultancy Services to open Rs 1,200 crore IT campus in Nagpur

first_imgTata Consultancy Services (TCS), the information technology (IT) services arm of the Tata Group, is setting up a large software development campus in Nagpur that will have a capacity to accommodate over 16,000 IT professionals.This new campus is being set up at an investment of more than Rs 1,200 crore. In the first phase, TCS is investing Rs 600 crore, the company said.The state-of-the-art campus will be located on a 54-acre land in the Mihan SEZ on the outskirts of Nagpur near the airport. All the facilities in this campus would be built with a strong environment-friendly design, TCS said.Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday laid the foundation stone for Phase-I of the campus.The campus will be built in two phases with Phase-I containing 8,200 seats for IT services and BPO services. Phase-II will be of the similar size.Built with locally sourced materials and an eye on sustainability, the campus will encompass water conservation and energy saving features and will be a zero-discharge facility.”Nagpur has the potential to become the next big hub for knowledge-based industries like IT and engineering with its strong ecosystem of universities, talented people and infrastructure,” said N. Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer (CEO) & managing director (MD), TCS. “After Mumbai and Pune where we employ over 40,000 people, we are delighted to be part of the IT revolution in Nagpur,” he said.Chandrasekaran said the growing presence of TCS in Maharashtra is of strategic importance and is part of the firm’s overall business growth plan. TCS would remain committed to working in close collaboration with all stakeholders in Maharashtra to help develop local talent and provide customers with world-class IT solutions from Nagpur, he said.advertisementApart from world-class offices, the campus will have customer collaboration centres, cafeterias, gymnasiums and outdoor sports facilities.last_img read more

PBA Season 43 Preview: Without marquee players, Kia to bank on sheer work ethic

first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Kia may not have the most star-studded of lineups in the PBA, but the Picanto have a sheer force of will to rely on.“We’re realistic in knowing that we may not have top tier guys but what we have are the hardest workers in this league and I can attest to that hard work,” said Gavina. “We’re envisioning our team to be highly-disciplined and to be defensive-minded.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGavina hopes that their sheer level of hard work would be able to make up for their lack of talent.“We cannot be normal, our effort and activity level has to be in an extraordinary pace in order to overcome the discrepancy in the level of talent with other teams.” LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READcenter_img Malditas save PH from shutout Head Coach: Chris GavinaKey Players: Reden Celda, Glenn Khobuntin, Jackson CorpuzKey Additions: Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Jon GabrielKey Losses: LA Revilla, Jason BallesterosADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And supplementing that pure will to win, and unadulterated potential hustle, is the influx of a championship mentality from former San Miguel Beermen JayR Reyes and Ronald Tubid.The two, together with Rashawn McCarthy, were acquired days before the 2017 Draft wherein the Picanto gave up the no.1 pick that turned out to be ABL standout Christian Standhardinger.Gavina hopes the former Beermen’s presence alone would be an enough influence to uplift the team’s mentality after suffering in the scourge of last year’s Philippine Cup when Kia, then known as Mahindra Enforcer, finished 3-8.“The San Miguel guys that came over brought tremendous character and that championship experience is invaluable to our younger guys,” said Gavina.“They can teach them how to get to that championship level, the ability to relay that championship focus and effort in practice will be of great help to us.”ADVERTISEMENT PBA Season 43 Preview: Pressure to dominate still fuels San Miguellast_img read more

WFI in a dilemma over Sushil Kumar’s selection trial

first_imgThe preparatory camp for the wrestling world championships is going on at full throttle and double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is gearing up for a return to the mat in the 74kg category.The world championships, to be held in Las Vegas from September 7-12, will also double up as a qualification tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics. With Narsingh Yadav also competing in the 74kg category, the Wrestling Federation of India is facing a dilemma on whether to hold selection trials which will pit the two against each other.Sushil’s last competition was the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he won gold, competing in the 74kg for the first time.Since then, the London Olympics silver medallist decided to focus only on the Rio Olympics. Narsingh, who competed at the London Olympics in the 74kg class, replaced Sushil and performed well, winning bronze medals at the Asian Games and the recent Asian Championships.Coaches at the national camp said Sushil, 32, is preparing in all earnest for the world championship but a call on the selection trials will be taken by WFI.”Sushil is preparing for any possibility. Narsingh has done well in recent tournaments. Every player should get an equal opportunity. But there are four Olympic qualification events and the world championship is the first one. The WFI will decide on it,” one of the coaches told Mail Today.The worlds, however, will provide the largest number of qualification berths. The top six wrestlers in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories will make the cut.advertisementWFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said they are going to meet the coaches and selectors in the next few days to decide on the matter.”We have never exempted anyone from trials. Yes, in the past we have relieved senior players from nationals and trials considering their performances, experience and workload,” he told Mail Today.When the WFI decided not to hold selection trials for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, paving the way for Sushil and Yogeshwar to return to the mat after two years with a direct qualification, some wrestlers moved court against the federation.However, both Sushil and Yogeshwar justified WFI’s decision by winning gold medals in their first international competition after the change in weight classes. Yogeshwar competed in the 65kg category while Sushil, who earlier fought in 66kg, participated in 74kg.Also, there is a new set of coaches and assistant coach Jagmal Singh has served as the personal coach of Narsingh. He is likely to argue in favour of trials.last_img read more

No resumption of cricket ties with Pakistan, says Anurag Thakur

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday made it clear that there will be no cricketing ties with Pakistan until they stop giving shelter to mafia Don Dawood Ibrahim and not make attempts to indulge in dialogue with separatist leaders.”Dawood in Karachi. NSA wants to meet separatists here. Are you really serious about peace and you expect we’ll play cricket with you?” Thakur said in a tweet.The BCCI was scheduled to have a series with Pakistan in UAE in December but Thakur has made it clear that no cricketing ties will resume until cross border terrorism stops.This statement comes a day after planned talks between the national security advisors (NSAs) of India and Pakistan collapsed under the weight of intense diplomatic acrimony, with New Delhi insisting the meeting must focus on terrorism and Islamabad saying parleys with conditions would serve no purpose. Both sides did not categorically state they were calling off the talks and blamed the collapse of the process on the other.last_img read more