Fulham set to sign Boateng

first_imgFulham are set to complete the signing of Ghana international Derek Boateng, Press Association Sport understands. The 30-year-old is a long-standing target of Martin Jol, who has attempted to bring in the Dnipro midfielder on several occasions before. Boateng’s transfer had to be put on ice previously due to contract disputes with his Ukrainian club, but Press Association Sport understands a deal is now close to being pushed through. The former Getafe, Cologne and Beitar Jerusalem man will reportedly pen a two-year deal at Craven Cottage. Boateng is one of the unnamed players manager Jol revealed he had agreed a deal with at last week’s pre-Swansea press conference. The Dutchman confirmed he had also agreed a deal with one of Wolves’ Bakary Sako, Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta or Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. Fulham have already completed a deal for right-back Sascha Riether, who will join the west Londoners permanently after a successful loan spell. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Nest, The iPod Of Smart Home Tech, Preps Consumers For The Future

first_imgjohn paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …center_img Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Nest is doing very well. The company that makes the eponymous smart thermostat just closed on an $80 million round of funding, according to GigaOm. It’s now shipping 40,000 to 50,000 thermostats every month, which is apparently enough to win the confidence of Google Ventures and Venrock. Call it the iPod of smart home technology. And not just because the Nest was literally conceived by the man who led the iPod team at Apple for several years. Like the iPod, the Nest thermostat is a disruptive technology planting itself into the lives of everyday, non-techie consumers, where it will slowly sprout into something much bigger. With the iPod, Apple popularized the digital music players among the masses and paved the way for a series of other, even more important devices. The Nest is about to do the same thing. For those who aren’t familiar with it, the Nest is an Internet-connected thermostat that purports to learn its owners habits and configure the house’s cooling and heating patterns more intelligently. The result is a more energy efficient home and, as the company proudly proclaims, lower utility bills. It’s not the first smart energy management product to hit the market, but it is among the sleekiest and easiest for everyday consumers to understand and use. Sound familiar? Home automation. Wi-Fi-connected appliances. The Internet of things. These tech industry buzz concepts can get the crowd going at conferences like Le Web and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but ask your mother or a random colleague what they think about them. Normal people don’t even know what this stuff is. But soon they will.  Plenty of startups, cable companies and telcos are gearing up for the smart home revolution, prepping their own remote lighting control, video security and energy automation features. Communications companies from Comcast to Verizon have begun offering these services as an add-on to customers’ existing cable and phone bills. As cool as smart thermostats, security cams and remote controlled door locks are, they’re only the beginning. The list of Wi-Fi connected household appliances keeps growing. An Internet-capable toaster or washing machine might seem silly, but the super-connected homes of the future will be much more energy efficient, easier to manage and secure. Soon we’ll move onto automated cat feeders and plant watering systems – and from there we’ll graduate to Jetsons-style domestic robots.If any one product is poised to popularize smart home tech, it’s the Nest. Its clean design, easy installation and availability from big retailers give it a prime position from which to plant a ticking, hyper-futuristic time bomb. Tags:#Future Tech#home#Home Automation#Internet of Things#Nest#Smart homes last_img read more

India can become engine of global economic growth

first_imgIndia has the potential, resources and talent to become the engine of global economic growth. Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group, stated that India’s potential of attracting investment worth $100 billion is a great opportunity to create value for its people. Vedanta, India’s only diversified natural resources company, is participating at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2015, held on Friday and tomorrow. While attending the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Agarwal said, “I am confident it will emerge as a global investment destination and an easier place to do business.” Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis points The Indian government needs to take a broader perspective of its policies and reduce process time to ensure a faster and transparent decision. Stressing for higher extraction of natural resources in the country, Agarwal, while commending Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Make In India’ mission, suggested that it needs to be supported by ‘Find In India’ and ‘Mine in India’, thus skilling the youth and creating thousands of SME’s and create job opportunities. Vedanta has created value for all the stakeholders, including the Union Government, and has produced tremendous job opportunities across the natural resources value chain. It is Agarwal’s dream for Vedanta to be India’s flagship and world class diversified natural resources company which represents the country on the global map. Also Read – ‘The great gold bull market has begun’Agarwal is committed towards poverty eradication and making India a self-sufficient economy. He believes that for every young individual to truly become an active participant in India’s economic growth the tripartite network of government, academia and industry is crucial. It will engage, enable and empower these bright minds thus boosting not just employability but also enterprise.Today India looks poised to grow at over 7.5%. While, it is a robust rate, Anil Agarwal is confident that it can achieve double-digit growth. The nation’s billion plus population houses over 600 million women. 50% of its total population is between the ages of 0-25, which makes India one of the youngest nations globally. Such demographic wealth is unmatched. But it can only be tapped when its youth are educated, when its women are empowered.last_img read more

Madhyamik exam curriculum being reviewed Official

first_imgKolkata: The Syllabus Reforms Committee of Madhyamik — the Class 10 state board examination in Bengal — is reviewing its existing curriculum but not mulling any immediate change, a top official said on Monday. It has undertaken the process of reviewing the entire curriculum for Classes 9 and 10, the committee official said here. “The committee will suggest if there is need for any change in any part (of the syllabus), and the department and board officials will assess its report and implement the suggestions if they deem it necessary,” he said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseTo a question, the committee official said, since no changes in Madhyamik syllabus can be effected within a period of five years, there is no immediate case for a “sudden change” in the curriculum. The 2022 Madhyamik examination is the earliest when such a change can be introduced, he said, adding, the review exercise is a periodic process. The Syllabus Reforms Committee had in 2015 suggested changes in the Madhyamik syllabus, recommending more multiple choice questions (MCQ) and text-based reading.last_img read more