August 30, 2019

Ill Let You In on a Secret About New Technology Everyone Has

first_img It’s no secret that there are some interesting and ground-breaking technologies emerging, but it can be difficult to wade through all the hype to get to the heart of what matters. These technologies receive a lot of attention. Some of it is deserved, but much of it is hype that gets blown out of proportion.Consider the fact that since the creation of blockchain, more than 2,000 cryptocurrencies have been created, each purporting to be unique and different. Blockchain itself will remove lots of friction in transactions, contracts and identity verification, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the world needs 2,000 different currencies.Artificial intelligence is another exciting technology that will improve efficiency and productivity in many industries. All the same, intelligent people are wasting their time on AI use cases that improve shopping experiences or social media influencer marketing. The timeline of adoption is also quite a bit longer than anticipated. According to the 2018 Interop ITX AI “State of AI: Hype or Substance” survey, only 12 percent of technology professionals surveyed are currently using AI in production.So where does the hype come from? People who discuss new technologies tend to do so from a specific angle, and if you trace their narrative back far enough, you can usually figure out their incentives.Related: 5 Innovative Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Advancing TechnologyAppearance vs. realityWhen you read about a new technology, it’s important to keep in mind the fact that everyone has an agenda. Businesses introduce new tech with the goal of selling it to you, scientists produce research with the aim of attracting funding or winning a Nobel prize, and politicians use technology to push their own interests, whether it’s supporting their main constituency or scaring a competitor’s.The point is that there’s always an ulterior motive just beneath the surface.Technology can create amazing opportunities, but it also frequently brings certain risks. When scientists tapped into nuclear fission in the 20th century, the result produced nuclear power — but also nuclear bombs. Facebook and other social media platforms bring people together in many ways — but they can also be used to sow hatred and manipulate others.Regardless of your position on either of these examples, it’s clear that adopting new technologies will always require careful thought. Before your business takes the leap, ask yourself the following questions:Related: The 5 Motivations That Drive People to Choose Entrepreneurship1. Is the timing right?Emerging technologies create opportunities for entrepreneurs, but there’s often an introductory period that’s longer than expected. Early adopters can frequently stand to benefit the most, but there’s also a price to pay to be one of the first users of new technology, including a learning curve and the inconveniences caused by bugs or glitches.Even established tech companies aren’t immune to changing attitudes. Brands such as Google and Facebook that were previously lauded are now facing increasing scrutiny over the amount of power they wield. Earlier this year, Facebook faced backlash after it admitted that Cambridge Analytica had acquired about 50 million users’ personal information without their consent. The incident led to discussions around how much power we should allow tech companies over our personal data, and many Facebook users decided to delete their accounts as a result of the scandal.The term “techlash” has even been created to describe this type of backlash, and in many ways, it’s standard with the introduction of new technologies. Media and consumers are initially excited, and then time reveals challenges and side effects that were initially obscured by hype.Related: Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Full Statement on Facebook’s Data Scandal2. How will the tech affect your industry?New technologies frequently create competition, and in some cases, they can even disrupt an entire industry. Even when new tech seems especially promising, however, it must still face off against the resources of existing giants — and tech startups must fight an uphill battle, to say the least.With a value of nearly $2.5 trillion combined, Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon are in their own playing field. Even startups such as Snap worth billions of dollars find it hard to compete with the big boys in the tech industry, and the giant brands will almost always have more resources to make the most of new technology.It’s also important to consider how the technology will affect your individual company. New technology can elevate customer expectations in a way that you must prepare for. Will there be new ways for you to interact with your customers? Will customers demand new things from you based on this technology? Will this technology provide new ways of organizing work (such as, for example, how laptops and smartphones made it possible for employees to work remotely)?3. How will the tech affect society?It’s important to gauge how new technologies will impact society from an individual level and a collective one. While technology is typically considered to contribute broadly to economic growth, it can also exacerbate inequality issues, and there are losers just as certainly as there are winners.Workers in some industries are already feeling the pain. Barnes & Noble, for example, conducted a round of layoffs earlier this year as a result of declining sales, partly due to increased competition as companies such as Amazon are cornering the book market. And Amazon’s new Amazon Go store that boasts no checkout registers and no lines has the potential to change the way we shop forever, but it also threatens to lead to layoffs among retail workers.New technologies represent an exciting opportunity, but there’s more to them that frequently gets obscured by media, business and consumer hype. If you’re considering adopting a new technology, remember the above points and ask yourself some tough questions. It’s easy to get caught up in the benefits, but be cognizant of techlash and try to foresee the negatives. If you can, you’ll be much more prepared to take on technology and wield it for good. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 1, 2018 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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August 29, 2019

Business Management Consulting Service Market Development Opportunities and Trends in Global

first_imgBusiness Management Consulting Service Market Business Management Consulting Service Market 2018 report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the Global key players. It also provides analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.Global Business Management Consulting Service Market to reach USD XX billion by 2025. Global Business Management Consulting Service Market valued approximately USD XX billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 6.2% over the forecast period 2018-2025. The major driving factors of Global Business Management Consulting Services are increased demand for financial planning & budgeting and business process development that affects positively the business management consulting services. With the emergence of information technology and technological innovations, the world is rapidly moving towards the digitalization. Investor expectations, rising competition, new regulatory pressures and increasing opportunities are putting pressure in the organization to digitalize their processes and management.Request a sample of this report at major restraining factor that negatively affect the business management consulting services is need highly qualifies personnel and labor. Management consulting is the practice of helping organizations to improve their performance, operating primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement. Organizations may draw upon the services of management consultants for a number of reasons, including gaining external (and presumably objective) advice and access to the consultants’ specialized expertise. There are various benefit of management consulting with a management consultant are set specific skill in management consulting process, consultant also assist the management consulting firm to creating changes and also helps in provide instant solutions as consultant have sufficient knowledge.The regional analysis of Global Business Management Consulting Service Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. The United State of America (USA) is dominant player which evolves largest share in the global business management consulting services accounted 38% of the global market in 2016. The UK was the second largest share in the world and accounted 11% share in 2016. France was the third largest market accounting 5% in 2016. Whereas, owing to the countries such as China, Japan, and India, Asia Pacific region is anticipated the growing economies and opened new doors for the consultants. Over the forecasted period 2018-2025, the industries are continuously expanding their, but at slower pace.Avail the Discount on this Report @ objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:The industry is seeming to be fairly competitive. Some of the leading market players include Delloite Consulting, PwC, EY, KPMG, McKinsey, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain and Company and so on. Acquisitions and effective mergers are some of the strategies adopted by the key manufacturers. New product launches and continuous technological innovations are the key strategies adopted by the major players.By Type:Operation AdvisoryFinancial AdvisoryTechnology AdvisoryStrategy AdvisoryHR AdvisoryTable of ContentsChapter 1.Executive SummaryChapter 2.Business Management Consulting Service Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3.Business Management Consulting Service Market DynamicsChapter 4.Business Management Consulting Service Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5.Business Management Consulting Service Market, by ApplicationChapter 6.Business Management Consulting Service Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7.Business Management Consulting Service Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8.Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9.Research ProcessBuy Now @ About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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StorDiagexe new Windows 10 Storage Diagnostic tool

first_imgStorDiag.exe: new Windows 10 Storage Diagnostic tool by Martin Brinkmann on August 15, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: May 20, 2019 – 3 commentsStorDiag.exe is a new command line drive tool to analyze storage on devices running Windows 10 that Microsoft added silently to the Anniversary Update.The program is a diagnostic tool that you may use to identify storage related issues. Issues that it may detect including corruption of the NTFS file system.There is more to the program than that though. You may use it to run a an ETW trace as well, and check the logs, Registry files and event files StorDiag.exe creates when it is done with the processing.The application runs several tools in the background for that, including CheckDisk, fsutil and fltmc.Using StorDiag.exeThe application can only be run from an elevated command prompt. Since it is only available in Windows 10’s Anniversary Edition, instructions are only provided for this particular version of Windows.Step 1: Open an elevated command promptFirst thing you need to do is open an elevated command prompt.Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe, hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys, and hammer on the Return key.Confirm the UAC prompt that is displayed afterwards.The elevated command prompt window should open. If it reads Administrator in the title, all is well.Step 2: The commandThe program supports three parameters that you can run it with. You may run stordiag.exe /? first to display them on the screen.Collects storage and filesystem diagnostic logs and outputs them to a folder.StorDiag [-collectEtw] [-out ] -collectEtw Collect a 30-second long ETW trace if run from an elevated session -collectPerf Collect disk performance counters -checkFSConsistency Checks for the consistency of the NTFS file system -diagnostic outputs a storage diagnostic report -bootdiag output boot sectors of the disk -driverdiag output avaliable storport and storahci logs -out Specify the output path. If not specified, logs are saved to %TEMP%\StorDiagStep 3: Running storage diagnosticsYou may run the application with all commands, or only some of them.If you want to run them all, use the following command to do so:stordiag.exe -collectEtw -checkFSConsistency -out c:\users\martin\desktopNote: You need to change “martin” in the out path to the username on your system. You may also leave the -out path part. If you do, all logs are saved to a StorDiag folder on the system’s temp folder. Simply copy and paste %TEMP%\StorDiag in the Explorer address bar and the location should open.The processing takes a couple of minutes tops. It depends largely on the number of storage devices connected to the Windows 10 machine at the time.The program will check all drives for corruption using CheckDisk, and will collect a 30 second ETW trace. It runs several tools in the background and logs their output.You find the massive list of log files and event files in the -out directory afterwards.CDROM.reg ChkDsk C.txt ChkDsk O.txt ChkDsk P.txt ChkDsk S.txt ChkDsk T.txt DiskDrive.reg FileSystem.reg HDC.reg

LocaleMetaData Microsoft-Windows-DataIntegrityScan-Admin.evtx Microsoft-Windows-DataIntegrityScan-CrashRecovery.evtx Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnostic.evtx Microsoft-Windows-Ntfs.evtx Microsoft-Windows-Partition.evtx Microsoft-Windows-Storage-ATAPort.evtx Microsoft-Windows-Storage-ClassPnp.evtx Microsoft-Windows-Storage-Storport.evtx Microsoft-Windows-StorageManagement-Operational.evtx Microsoft-Windows-StorageSpaces-Driver-Diagnostic.evtx Microsoft-Windows-StorageSpaces-Driver-Operational.evtx Microsoft-Windows-StorageSpaces-SpaceManager-Operational.evtx Microsoft-Windows-Volume.evtx Microsoft-Windows-VolumeSnapshot-Driver.evtx perflog.etl PSLogs.txt SCSIAdapter.reg System.evtx VolMgr.reg VolSnap.reg Volume C Corruption.txt Volume O Corruption.txt Volume P Corruption.txt Volume S Corruption.txt Volume T Corruption.txt Volume.regThe CheckDisk information about each drive and potential corruption are probably most useful to users of the operating system.System administrators find lots of information in the other files that they may use to analyze storage related issues.StorDiag.exe does not resolve any of the issues that it may report. It is up to you or the system administrator to correct those.SummaryArticle NameStorDiag.exe: new Windows 10 Storage Diagnostic toolDescriptionStorDiag.exe is a new command line drive tool to analyze storage on devices running Windows 10 that Microsoft added silently to the Anniversary Update.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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AnyDesk 30 Beta First Look

first_imgAnyDesk 3.0 Beta First Look by Martin Brinkmann on December 02, 2016 in Windows – 2 commentsTeamViewer 12.0 was released just a couple of days ago, and now it is AnyDesk’s turn to release a brand new version of the company’s remote control software.We reviewed AnyDesk back in 2014 for the first time. The program, created by ex-TeamViewer employees, showed great promise back then.The new AnyDesk 3.0 is available as a beta release currently. While that means it is not yet ready for production environments, it is available for testing and getting a first impression of the new features and changes of the release.AnyDesk 3.0The program interface has not changed all that much if you compare the latest version to the 2014 version. AnyDesk states that version 3.0 has received design improvements here and there, but the changes won’t change how you use the program.One of the great changes of AnyDesk 3.0 is the new session window. If you have used the program before, you may know that you got a new request window for any new request. Not a problem if you use the software occasionally, but if you use it day in and out, that was not very practicable.The improvement moves all requests to a single window. So, instead of having to juggle with multiple open request windows, you just focus on the one instead.This is especially useful when you use the program for presentations. Consider this scenario: you hold a presentation for 20 people through AnyDesk so that every user sees your desktop and what is going on there during the presentation.In the old version, you’d have to work with 20 request windows unless you have not set up unattended access with password. In the new, you handle all requests in a single window.Another major change in AnyDesk 3.0 is the address book. The address book lists all computers that you have control over in a single place for easy management and access.You may assign tags to systems, and filter the list of devices by tag for quick access to a specific group of devices.There is also an option to add systems to your favorites so that they appear first always.Please note that the address book is a premium feature only available to professional and Enterprise versions of AnyDesk.Free users of AnyDesk benefit from an advanced speed dial view that lets you use the whole window for your contacts instead of just a single row. Also, that page has a search box now to find contacts quickly if you have plenty.All computers shown in the address book or the speed dial page show an online status in AnyDesk 3.0. This means that you see directly if a computer is online or not; handy to avoid connecting to devices that are not online.Whitelist is another new feature of AnyDesk 3.0. It enables you to define which computers are allowed to use AnyDesk to connect to yours. May be used to whitelist all IT department computers in a company network for instance. This blocks connection requests from any computer not on the whitelist.One caveat, at least in the beta version, is that you get a nag screen when you disconnect from a remote computer if you use the free version.You can check out the blog post over on the AnyDesk site for additional information, or download the beta client on this page.Now You: Do you use remote desktop software? If so for what purpose and which?SummaryArticle NameAnyDesk 3.0 Beta First LookDescriptionTeamViewer 12.0 was released just a couple of days ago, and now it is AnyDesk’s turn to release a brand new version of the company’s remote control software.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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AOMEI Backupper 40 ships with realtime sync

first_imgAOMEI Backupper 4.0 ships with real-time sync by Martin Brinkmann on December 16, 2016 in Software – Last Update: December 16, 2016 – 27 commentsAOMEI Backupper 4.0 is the latest version of the popular free backup program for devices running the Microsoft Windows operating system.The new version of the backup program is still offered as a free version — called standard — and two commercial versions called professional and server.Main limitations of the free version are that it cannot be used in business environments, that it lacks the OS migration feature, event triggered backups, real-time network path syncing, and command line support.Most home users may not need those features on the other hand, at least not regularly. I suggest you check out our reviews of AOMEI Backupper 3.5, 3.0, and 2.8 for an overview of the program’s functionality.AOMEI Backupper 4.0AOMEI Backupper 4.0 is a major new version but both upgrades and new installations should work just fine. You can run a check for updates with a click on menu > check update. The backup program should pick up the new version and suggest to download and install it.The installation process has been optimized. All you need to do is execute the installer and click once to install the backup software on your system. You may change the path on the device but that is about it.Real-time file syncThe big new feature in AOMEI Backupper 4.0 is real-time file sync. You may remember that sync functionality was introduced back in version 2.8 of the application.You can configure the new option in the following way:Select Backup > File Sync (need to scroll down).Add a folder in step 1, and a target location in step 2.Check the “schedule” box.Switch from “daily” to “real-time sync” in the menu on the page that opens.Decide whether you want files deleted in the source to be deleted in the destination as well.Click ok.Select Start Sync.Another interesting new feature is the option to select a cloud drive as the target path for a backup or sync process. The program supports Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, hubiC and Cloudme currently.File restore, an option to restore individual files, supports making those files available without their original path. This is quite useful if you just want the file but don’t need the path as well as it saves you some clicks to go to the file in question.The new version ships with a couple of fixes, and two options for the Technician and Technician Plus versions of the program that allow users to create a fully portable version of the program, and use a newly integrated image deploy tool.Closing WordsAOMEI Backupper 4.0 brings real-time sync support to the backup program. You may want to give it a try if that is what kept you from installing the program in first place.Existing users may want to update to the new version anyway, especially if they ran into one of the fixed issues or want to make use of the new functionality of that version.Now You: Do you back up regularly?Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 7 votes Software Name AOMEI Backupper 4.0Operating System WindowsSoftware Category BackupLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tiny Electric Soccer Balls Floating In Space Shed Light On Interstellar Mystery

first_imgWow facts 1Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусский”The diffuse ISM can be considered as the starting point for the chemical processes that ultimately give rise to planets and life,” lead study author Martin Cordiner of the Catholic University of America, Washington explained in a statement on NASA. “So fully identifying its contents provides information on the ingredients available to create stars and planets.”Finding Soccer Balls In SpaceIn the findings published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Cordiner and his colleagues reveal details on the first confirmation of the presence of ionized C60 in the diffuse ISM.While scientists have seen C60 in space before, this marks the first time that an ionized or electrically charged version of the molecule is confirmed in the diffuse ISM. Ionized C60 occurs when the ultraviolet light from stars rips off an electron from the molecule, resulting in a positive charge.According to Cordiner, scientists used to believe that the diffuse ISM environment was too harsh and tenuous for significant amounts of large molecules to occur, but their recent findings show just how complex astrochemistry can be. The discovery of C60 in interstellar space demonstrates that complex carbon molecules can exist in these harsh environments, which is an interesting revelation given that life on Earth is based on carbon molecules.”In some ways, life can be thought of as the ultimate in chemical complexity,” Cordiner continued. “The presence of C60 unequivocally demonstrates a high level of chemical complexity intrinsic to space environments, and points toward a strong likelihood for other extremely complex, carbon-bearing molecules arising spontaneously in space.”The Mysteries Of The ISMMost of the ISM is made up of hydrogen and helium, but there many other compounds in the mix that haven’t been identified yet. To identify these compounds, scientists analyze starlight as the various elements and compounds in the ISM absorb and block certain wavelengths of light. Each element or compound has its own unique absorption pattern known as Diffuse Interstellar Bands. The DIBs act as a compound’s fingerprint, allowing it to be identified by scientists if they find an exact match with the absorption pattern of a substance in the laboratory.However, there are millions and millions of molecular structures to check in the laboratory, so matching one to a DIB is infinitely challenging. While more than 400 DIBs have been found over decades of study, there have been no confirmed matches until the recent discovery of C60.The presence of C60 in the diffuse ISM suggests that large, carbon-bearing molecules could be good candidates for some of the unidentified DIBs with future laboratory experiments potentially focusing on compounds related to this molecule. TAG Buckyball, Interstellar medium, Interstellar space, Hubble Space Telescope Ads by Amazon Ads by Amazon AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY All Search Close With a peek through the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have confirmed the presence of electrically charged molecules shaped like soccer balls in interstellar space.These soccer ball-like molecules are actually a type of carbon named “Buckminsterfullerene,” which has been dubbed as “Buckyballs.” It consists of 60 carbon atoms that are all arranged in a hollow sphere. With the discovery of these C60 molecules, astronomers gain valuable insights on the mysterious contents of the space between star systems, which is known as the interstellar medium or ISM.The ingredients of stars and planets come from the clouds of gas and dust of the ISM, making it an important field of study for astronomers. ENDS IN ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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Can Figure Skaters Master the HeadSpinning Physics of a Quintuple Jump

first_imgTo pull off a quad, they need an average rotational frequency of around 340 rpm—but their peak rotational frequency is typically 80 to 100 rpm higher. By whipping their arms and legs in towards their bodies as soon as their jump begins, a skater keeps their mass as close to the axis of rotation as possible, decreasing their moment of inertia. Because the skater’s angular momentum remains the same, their rotational frequency gets a boost—to greater than 400 rpm—to compensate. (At its highest setting, a typical Kitchenaid stand mixer spins at 255 rpm.) Excitingly, you can watch most of the events in real-time (like, really real) for the first time this year. But to pull five rotations in the air, skaters will need to spin even faster—and Richards doesn’t think they can. “On the quad, we see the arms coming almost right in against the body which means they’re maxing out their in-air position,” he says, and they do it the instant their skates leave the ice. “So there’s really no way for them to get tighter to spin faster.” He points to his measurements. An athlete performing a quint would require an average rotational speed of around 400 rpm and a peak rotation of close to 500 rpm. “But the highest we’ve ever seen in the lab is in the 430, 440 range,” Richards says. “So I really don’t think we’re going to see quints any time soon—at least, not without assistance.” (The New York Times reports that Nathan Chen tops out a little shy of 440.)What kind of assistance? New skate tech could do it; a boot with a pivoting hinge could give skaters an improved range of motion, for more powerful launches. Weighted gloves could help, too. Having the extra mass far from their axis of rotation upon takeoff would increase a skater’s angular momentum, causing them to spin faster than normal when they brought the weights in toward their bodies. “If skaters were to use that weight and were able to pull their arms to the same position, they would end up with a higher rotation speed during the jump,” says Sarah Ridge, a biomechanist at Brigham Young University who has studied the spin-boosting effects of weighted gloves. At least, that’s the idea. Weirdly, Ridge found that test subjects in gloves as light as six ounces tended to over-rotate on their first few jumps—suggesting that the weight does, in fact, help increase spin. But the skaters quickly adapted to the presence of the weights, and after a few more tries had returned to their normal spin rates.Goebel, for one, is unmoved by Richards’ metrics. He thinks an unaided quint is in the cards. In fact, he says it could even precede the quad axel, a singularly technical four-revolution jump not even Nathan Chen has mastered. The quad axel is the only spinning jump in which the athlete takes off facing forward from the edge of their blade, rather than their toe pick, which lends some much-needed stability at the initiation of a spin. “Once your toe pick’s in the ice, you’re pretty much safe to go up and do your jump,” says Goebel. “But with the axel, if you push too quick, or you’re leaning too far forward, or you’re leaning too far into the curve, you’re going to go right off the side of your blade and instead of rotating vertically, you’re going to rotate horizontally and it’s going to end really, really, badly.”Which is why Goebel landed a quad in practice before he landed a triple axel, and why he thinks we’ll see a quint before we see a quad axel. It probably won’t happen in the present crop of skaters, or even the next. But in a couple Olympic cycles? “I wouldn’t be surprised if, in six, seven years, you see the best and brightest trying quintuple jumps in competition.”More on the Olympics Here’s your guide to viewing all the Olympics activity this year.center_img And keep your fingers crossed that none of them gets struck down by norovirus! When American figure skater Nathan Chen performs at this year’s Winter Olympics, he’ll be looking to make history. The first and only skater in the world competing with five different types of quadruple jump—the salchow, loop, toe loop, flip, and lutz—he is poised to become the first athlete in the sport’s history to execute these five variations in a single program. It would be another iconic first for Chen, who last year, at the age of 17, became the first person to land five quads in a single performance.“He has defined the current limit of the sport,” says retired figure skater Tim Goebel, an Olympic bronze medalist who, in 1998, became the first American figure skater to land a quadruple jump in competition. Once known as the “Quad King,” Goebel has watched quads transform from a nigh-impossible feat into an essential element in the routine of any male figure skater hoping to compete at the elite level—a transformation that has culminated with Nathan Chen. “For the time being,” Goebel says, “he’s set the standard.”For the time being. As in: Greater aerial feats await. Even as recently as a few years ago, a quintuple jump seemed out of the question. But today, Goebel says, it seems more like a matter of when than if.Exactly when is difficult to say. But even harder to say is how. “I really don’t think a quint is possible,” says James Richards, a kinesiologist at the University of Delaware and an expert in the dynamics of figure skating spins. Using high speed cameras and motion-capture equipment, Richards has worked with many of the best figure skaters on Earth to deconstruct triple and quadruple jumps into their anatomically dependent variables, and explore the physiological limits to factors like hang time and rotations per minute.Consider the vertical leap of a spinning figure skater, which isn’t as high as you might expect. Men who perform quads rarely clear 18 inches (many NBA players, by comparison, post standing vertical leaps in excess of 30 inches). That’s partly because skates are heavy, but it’s also because figure skaters have to balance the energy they put into their jump with the energy they put into their rotation. With a foot and a half of air, figure skaters have less than two-thirds of a second to perform their spins.last_img read more

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First look at Neighbours historic samesex wedding

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Neighbours aired its first gay wedding and it was so beautifulNeighbors star Matt Wilson on playing a gay ex-stripper, getting hit on by guys and dealing with homophobesFans are very excited about Neighbours’ first gay sex sceneRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Wedding planned ahead of postal vote on marriageHonda, 30, reflected on his character’s journey with pride: ‘It is an absolute privilege to be part of what is and what will be a historic moment in Australian television.‘There have been so many parts of David’s story that have given me a great sense of pride – from discovering Paul Robinson was his dad, to his coming out to now marrying the man of his dreams.’In light of Australia’s plebiscite outcome, Wilson claims the story’s parallels were a coincidence: ‘The writing department actually fluked this!’The wedding is reported to have been planned several months prior to the the country’s postal vote on the issue. ‘While that was happening our country was trapped in a divisive referendum,’ explained Neighbours’ executive producer Jason Herbison.‘Would our story about love and equality even by legal by the time it aired? Thankfully love won and we’re very excited for viewers to see this iconic moment come to life on screen.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Network Ten have released the first pictures of the happy couple, Aaron and David (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda), at their ceremony. LGBT rights activist and actress Magda Szubanski joins the couple in the role of officiator, Jemima Davies-Smythe.The storyline, filmed on Tuesday in Melbourne, follows Australia’s legalisation of same-sex marriage in December 2017. The soap aired the couple’s proposal two weeks ago, in scenes which saw Aaron and David propose to each other on the beach.Both actors have expressed their delight at the groundbreaking story. ‘We are both ecstatic to be part of this huge moment and it stands alone as the highlight of my career,’ said Wilson, 29. ‘This storyline means a lot to me, my friends and to all the fans who love Aaron and David.’The wedding scenes were filmed this week in Australia (Photo: Network Ten)center_img L-R: Aaron and David (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) Photo: Network Ten Neighbours is set make history and air the first Australian TV same-sex wedding in September. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Police in Minnesota are considering adopting a new policy for transgender people

first_imgPolice in St. Paul, Minnesota are drafting a new policy in regards to transgender and gender nonconforming people. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) An attempt to ease tensions‘People of color and trans folks do not feel safe around police,’ said Dot Belstler, executive director of Twin Cities Pride. ‘We really need to work on those relations.’In recent years, there have been numerous examples of police and LGBTI communities not seeing eye-to-eye, especially at Pride events.Police stormed and canceled Pride events in both Istanbul and Beirut earlier this year.Toronto asked police not to participate in their parade this year, following tensions between the community and police after the arrest of an alleged serial killer.In Minneapolis this year, police are allowed to participate, but they cannot wear their uniforms.Based on all these instances, Belstler concluded: ‘I think that by having St. Paul issue this policy, it’s a step in the right direction.’H/t: Star TribuneGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Police at Twin Cities Pride in 2017 | Photo: Facebook/Minneapolis Police Departmentcenter_img GAYSTARNEWS- They released a draft of the policy on Tuesday (17 July). The department hopes it will be finalized and adopted later this year.Some of the included guidelines are: using people’s preferred pronouns, people can request an officer of a specific gender, the department will provide gender-neutral restrooms, and more.Police offers are still required to use a person’s name and gender on their government-issued IDs for reports, but elsewhere they must respect preferences.‘We’re seeing these around the country,’ said Dru Levasseur, senior attorney and director of the Transgender Rights Project for Lambda Legal, about the policy.Police departments in other cities are writing up and adopting similar practices.‘It’s good for transgender and gender nonconforming people to see that they have protections in their interactions with police.’The city also created a feedback form where residents can comment on and make suggestions for the policy. Upcoming Webinars for EQFED MembersLambda Legal’s Omar Gonzalez Named to LGBT Bar Association’s List of Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40Department of Commerce removes, reinstates gender and sexual orientation on Equal Employment Opportunity statementRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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Former police officer killed in Felipe Carrillo Puerto

first_imgFelipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — A former police officer-turned-journalist was shot and killed Friday in the southern town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.The former officer was gunned down Friday while inside a bar called La Baticueva in Colonia Francisco May, on 76th Street between 61 and 63 in the small town.Reports say that after the shooting, the unknown gunman fled the scene. No arrests were made.The deceased has been identified as José Guadalupe Chan Dzib, a former police officer and current news journalist. In the past, he worked for Por Esto and El Quequi.He was currently working for a digital media company under the name El Güero.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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