Saron Stone To Be Honored At ABCs Mothers Day Luncheon

first_imgThe Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, affectionately known as the ABCs, will host its annual, star-studded Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to benefit breast and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.The afternoon will honor award-winning actress Sharon Stone with the Mother of the Year Award and Chaz Dean, creator of WEN Hair & Body Care, owner and Stylist, Chaz Dean Studio, with the Humanitarian Award.Actress, comedian Kym Whitley, emcees and Beverly Cohen and Sheri Rosenblum co-chair the event. Prior to the luncheon, there will be a luxury boutique featuring a fashionable array of select vendors donating a portion of proceeds from their sales to the organization.“Both our honorees are incredible role models and have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to health and wellness in the community,” said Gloria Gebbia, president of the ABCs. “Their mutual commitment to giving back through a host of worthwhile endeavors, symbolize the very best of what our Achievement Awards represent.”“Every year, Gloria Gebbia and the ABCs create an amazing luncheon that raises much needed funds to support the Institute’s breast and prostate research” said Patrick Wayne, chairman of the board at John Wayne Cancer Institute and son of the legendary actor John Wayne. “We are forever grateful to their commitment to our mission to eradicate cancer and eliminate patient suffering worldwide.”Sharon Stone began her career in New York, working as an internationally successful model and actor. She made her film debut in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories and in 1992, starred in the blockbuster Basic Instinct. She earned a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, Casino. Other film credits include, The Muse, Sphere, Total Recall, Sliver, Bobby, The Quick and the Dead, Alpha Dog, Fading Gigolo and Lovelace. Sharon earned an Emmy Award for her role on The Practice. In 2017, Stone is appearing in The Disaster Artist, A Little Something for her Birthday and HBO’s limited series Mosaic. She has served as the amfAR Global Fundraising Chairperson for more than 20 years, raising hundreds of millions to find a cure for AIDS and is a Knight Commander of Arts and Letters in France. She is a committee chair with YALA and has co-chaired Planet Hope for decades. In 2013, Stone was honored by the Nobel Peace Laureates at the Nobel Peace Summit where she was given the “Peace Summit Award” by his Holiness the Dalai Lama for her continuous humanitarian work. Stone is the mother of three sons – Laird and Quinn Stone and Roan Bronstein who will be on hand to present the award to her.Los Angeles celebrity stylist Chaz Dean has a little black book of A-list clientele that reads like a “who’s who” of Hollywood. Dean launched his brand with one product, a Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner, in November 2000 with a strong belief in a natural, healthy lifestyle. Since then, he has launched over 500 products in multiple categories including hair care, body care and fragrance, while also leading QVC as the top Haircare brand since 2005. At his luxurious Los Angeles salon, the Chaz Dean Studio, his philosophy is built on harmony and holistic methods. This originally lead him to develop the successful WEN Haircare & Body Care line of products and continues to be the driving force for his work with clients today. With the success of WEN, Dean has appeared on The Doctors and Life Changers, speaking about healthy hair and hair transformations. He’s also currently featured on Bravo’s Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis and Celebrity Apprentice. As Dean’s business has continued to grow, so have his contributions to people and animals in need. He supports Stand Up To Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, APLA, Best Friends Animal Society, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and a host of others. Blessed with the opportunity to wake up every day with a passion for his work, Dean continues to lead the industry in innovation, humility and respect for an ever-changing industry.Table packages begin at $1,750; individual tickets, $175. For information, please contact Lyndsey Senet at Grant Associates at 323-904-4400 or email more info, click here.last_img read more

Youth shot dead by rival gang

first_imgGhaziabad: A 22-years-old youth succumbed to bullet injuries during treatment at a hospital in Delhi after he was shot during a feud between two groups on Monday in Tronica city area of Ghaziabad. Cops said that the victim was referred to a hospital in Delhi where he died on Tuesday morning. According to police, the deceased identified as Badal, was shot around 2 pm on Monday by his rival gang members. Cops added that Badal was shot when he was sitting at his cousin brother Pankaj’s RO water plant in Rampark area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Victim’s kin have alleged Sachin Khari, Atul Dheda and Deepak, all natives of Rampark area, to have barged into their water plant and started vandalising the office. Badal, Pankaj and their two other friends tried to oppose them, following which Sachin opened fire on them which hit Badal in his abdomen and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors referred him to higher medical Center in delhi” said Dharmendra Singh, in-charge, Tronic city police station.last_img read more

More delays for Boeing’s new space capsule for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Boeing’s new space capsule for astronauts faces more launch delays.The Starliner capsule was supposed to make its debut this month, after a series of postponements. But the first test flight is now off until August. And the second test flight, with astronauts, won’t occur until late in the year.NASA announced the revised lineup Wednesday. At the same time, officials said the first Starliner crew will remain at the International Space Station longer than the few weeks originally anticipated. The length will be decided later.SpaceX, NASA’s other commercial crew provider, flew its new Dragon capsule to the International Space Station last month. The first Dragon with astronauts could fly this summer, but the schedule is under review.Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL Week 6

OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore (2) intercepts a pass during the first half of the Buckeyes 62-3 win against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon LattimoreRookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore had his best game as a pro Sunday. Lattimore was all over the field throughout the game, picking up five tackles and a third quarter pick-six to increase the Saints’ lead to 45-10. He also defended two passes and recovered a fumble in what was a standout game for the rookie._________________________________________Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey BosaDefensive end Joey Bosa had another strong outing in Week 6, tallying another sack against the Raiders in a 17-16 win against Oakland. Bosa ended the game with only three tackles._________________________________________San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos HydeCarlos Hyde returned from injury Sunday, and while he wasn’t his usual self racking up yards, he scored two touchdowns — his first two of the season — in a 26-24 loss to the Washington Redskins. Hyde managed only 28 yards on 13 carries. He now has 332 rushing yards on 73 carries this season, averaging a strong 4.5 yards per carry._________________________________________New York Jets linebacker Darron LeeDarron Lee had an impressive outing against the New England Patriots Sunday, as the second-year linebacker had six tackles and a forced fumble. The Jets eventually lost 24-17, but Lee had an impact early on, forcing a fumble and helping the defense keep Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on his toes all game. Lee is currently second on the Jets in total tackles and has impressed this season after an inconsistent rookie year._________________________________________New York Giants cornerback Eli AppleCornerback Eli Apple had a solid performance against the Denver Broncos, registering five tackles and defending two passes. Apple recovered a fumble to begin the fourth quarter as the Broncos were driving. The Giants would go on to win 23-10, as the defense stifled the Broncos’ offense._________________________________________Other notable players:Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins: two tackles in a win against the Carolina PanthersPittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier: four tackles in a win against the Kansas City Chiefs read more

Team Fortress 2 mod captures the eerie world of The Binding of

first_imgIn what has to be yet another nightmare for young Isaac, a Team Fortress 2 mod has captured the eerie, disturbing, wonderful world of The Binding of Isaac, transporting the horrors of Isaac’s basement journey to everyone’s favorite hat-centric FPS.With the help of TF2’s colorful aesthetics and some stellar attention to detail, the mod really does seem to capture the essence of Isaac. For the unaware, The Binding of Isaac is a rogue-like in the fashion of the dungeons in the original The Legend of Zelda. Basically: get keys, bomb walls, kill enemies, find new equipment, kill a boss, and move on. The only difference is that Isaac is about running from his murderous mom, trapped in a basement labyrinth inhabited by disturbing mutants and monsters, and eventually attempting matricide (while possibly wearing her lipstick and underwear).Some of Isaac’s enemies make it into the mod, like The Duke of Flies and Mom’s Heart, as well as some of the game’s rogue-like gameplay elements. The Sacrifice Rooms appear in the mod, in which players must step on spikes and sacrifice health to get a bonus, as do boss fights revealing a hole down to the next basement.The game is still TF2 at its heart, but the mod makes it even more chaotic, with every player in the same room running around like maniacs and shooting everything. If you’re a fan of Isaac, or simply want to plunge yourself into a new form of basement chaos, the map is currently available over on one of Slag Gaming’s servers.via Rock, Paper, Shotgunlast_img read more

The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_img No Comments By Cliodhna Russell Short URL EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #MURDER: A man has been charged over the murder of 90-year-old Paddy Lyons at his home in Waterford.2. #POLITICAL TENSION: A fresh row has emerged over water charges as Simon Coveney says he will not legislate for water charges abolition if it doesn’t include a charge for excessive usage.3. #FOSTER CARE: Allegations of abuse against four other service users at the ‘Grace’ foster home have been highlighted in a newly-released report, including the claim a person was ‘locked in a cupboard‘.4. #MEDIA RELATIONS: Gardaí spent €93,000 in five months on media training at the Communications Clinic5. #DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A teenager who repeatedly kicked his mother in the head in domestic violence incidents has pleaded guilty to dealing cocaine.6. #USA: Donald Trump has called for a new era of US nationalism in his first speech to a joint session of Congress.7. #EXPLAINED: Here’s a quick run-down of the controversies that have been hitting the headlines ahead of Northern Ireland going to the polls tomorrow.8. #WEATHER WARNINGS:  Spot flooding, severe winds and snow – a weather warning comes into effect in Munster, Wexford and Galway this afternoon.9. #GARDA WARNINGS: The most dangerous time for mobile phone theft is between 10pm and 4am at weekends. Share1 Tweet Email Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 7:53 AM 10,327 Views Mar 1st 2017, 7:53 AM Image: Shutterstock/noxnorthys Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The 9 at 9: Wednesday Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning. Image: Shutterstock/noxnorthyslast_img read more

Migraine découverte dun gène spécifique

first_imgMigraine : découverte d’un gène spécifiqueMonde – La découverte d’un “gène de la migraine” pourrait conduire au développement de nouveaux traitements. Un espoir pour les millions de personnes souffrant de cette affection à travers le monde. La migraine affecte une personne sur huit et est considérée comme l’une des maladies courantes les plus invalidantes de notre société. Malheureusement, les traitements proposés ne sont pas efficaces chez toutes les personnes souffrant de ces terribles maux de tête.À lire aussiPourquoi a-t-on mal à la tête en mangeant une glace ? Le secret du ”coup de froid au cerveau”Une équipe composée de scientifiques issus de nombreux pays s’est réunie au Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute de Cambridge, pour étudier le problème de la migraine d’un point de vue génétique. Chez les migraineux, les chercheurs ont ainsi observé un défaut génétique qui, lors des crises, faisait s’activer le glutamate, un neurotransmetteur.Cette découverte va permettre d’explorer de nouvelles pistes thérapeutiques. On pense tout particulièrement à un traitement capable de stopper l’activité du glutamate et donc, la migraine.  Le 30 août 2010 à 16:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

San Diego Zoo keepers prepare pandas for trip to China

first_img Posted: April 2, 2019 April 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A pair of giant pandas living at the San Diego Zoo as part of a conservation loan agreement with China will return home next month, zoo officials said Monday.Bai Yun, 27, and her 6-year-old son Xiao Liwu, will remain available to view at the zoo’s Panda Canyon until April 27. A public celebration taking place over the course of “a couple of weeks” is scheduled for next month, according to the zoo.Kathy Hawk, lead mammal keeper joined Good Morning San Diego to share stories about working closely with each panda.The pandas’ departure marks the last pandas the zoo has on loan from the Chinese government. Zoo officials say that panda conservation efforts will continue, though in exactly what form was uncertain. San Diego Zoo keepers prepare pandas for trip to China KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

CRC currently not part of session agenda

first_imgSept. 30 has come and gone, but the Columbia River Crossing still hasn’t found its way to the floors of the Oregon Legislature.Monday was the last day Washington could commit funding to the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement and thereby meet one of the conditions required to keep Oregon’s money on the table. That didn’t happen; Oregon’s previous authorization of $450 million to the CRC has technically expired.But project supporters have said the project may still emerge in the near future. A policy director for Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler said last week that the Legislature could still re-authorize its financial commitment to the CRC at a later date. Lawmakers are currently in Salem for a special session focused on public employee pension reform and education funding, among other issues.Tim Raphael, a spokesman for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, stayed mum on whether the CRC could come up this week, or during a possible second special session later on.“We’re focused on the special session we’re in right now to boost education funding and restore lost school days,” Raphael said in an email.CRC planners have said they hope to apply for a crucial federal grant this fall. Funding from Oregon, which is now the lead state on the revised $2.7 billion project, would have to be in place before that happens.– Eric Floriplast_img read more

WSUV professors team wins puzzle challenge

first_imgMIT Mystery HuntNational Puzzlers LeagueBy day, Thomas Gazzola is a mild-mannered math instructor at Washington State University Vancouver. But when he leaves campus, he morphs into his alter ego: Game Master.“My family loves games,” Gazzola said. “I’m the game master of the family.”Recently, Gazzola and his team of 40 puzzle solvers from around the nation converged at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge to compete in the MIT Mystery Hunt, one of the world’s oldest and most complex puzzle hunts. The challenge? Work around the clock over three days to be the first team to solve 180 puzzles — including anagrams, crosswords, cryptograms, scavenger hunts and multimedia puzzles. About 1,000 people competed for the prize, but Gazzola’s team won. “Solving puzzles with a group of people is for me sheer delight because you marvel at the creators, but also those you’re solving it with,” Gazzola said.The only advance clue was a letter signed by Dr. N. Could it be Dr. No, signifying a James Bond theme? The challenge began at noon Friday, Jan. 16, when the theme, “20,000 Puzzles Under the Sea,” was unveiled to the 57 teams gathered in an MIT lecture hall. They were greeted by a Dr. Nautilus, the anticipated “Dr. N.,” who was accompanied by a costumed puzzler portraying Jules Verne, the 19th-century French author of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”last_img read more

Win 5000 In Aviciis Without You Remix Contest

first_img Twitter Win $5,000 In Avicii’s “Without You” Remix Contest News GRAMMY-nominated DJ challenges fans to create a winning remixRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 31, 2017 – 3:23 pm Think you have what it takes to be a remixer? GRAMMY-nominated producer Avicii is giving you a chance to prove you’ve got the chops.In a new contest that opened Aug. 28, Avicii’s label Geffen Records teamed with digital record pool DJcity to track down an official remix of Avicii’s new single “Without You,” featuring vocalist Sandro Cavazza. The winner of the contest will have their remix officially released, be featured on DJcity’s blog and social media platforms, and win a cool $5,000.Entries will be accepted through Sept. 8. Each participant may only enter one remix, and international contestants are welcome to apply. Entries cannot contain any unlawfully sampled material that infringes on the rights of other creators. The stems for “Without You” are available for download via DJcity, which is also where you can upload your final remix for consideration.The top 10 remix finalists, judged on “creativity and quality,” will be announced on Sept. 13 and the winner will be revealed on Sept. 20.Happy remixing!Is Avicii’s AVĪCI (01) Your Favorite Album Released In August 2017? Vote Now! Enter To Win Avicii’s Remix Contest win-5000-aviciis-without-you-remix-contest Facebook Email last_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Tickets To Aladdin Still Available Limited Spots Open For

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent reminders from the Wilmington Recreation Department regarding an upcoming trip to see Aladdin at the Boston Opera House and the available spots in the popular Playground Program at Shawsheen Elementary School:AladdinLast call! Reserve your tickets to attend the August 2 evening performance of ‘Aladdin’ at the Boston Opera House. Discover a whole new world filled with unforgettable beauty, magic and comedy where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. This theater trip includes bus transportation and an orchestra seat. Cost is $120 per ticket.To register, visit, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.Summer Playground ProgramHave you made summer plans for your child that is entering Grades 2 – 8? Take a moment to consider the popular ‘Playground Program’ at the Shawsheen Elementary School! We still have limited number of available spots, so don’t wait too long to register!This program offers children the freedom to make new friends and explore the many activities the staff have to offer on campus. Each day features several special activities that may interest your children such as World Cup Soccer, Paper Airplane Furthest Flyer competition, a Talent Show, and many more. Or they may choose to entertain themselves with popular favorites such as 4-square, wall ball, basketball, tag or a myriad of other daily activities. We also offer 4 optional field trips, for which details will be announced later.To register, visit, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Summer Basketball Registration Deadline Is June 4In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Spots Still Available In ‘Learn To Sail’ ProgramIn “Community”last_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Apple reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • 0 It was another huge week for 5G, with T-Mobile on Friday becoming the fourth and final US carrier to turn on its next-gen cellular network. AT&T also just stormed into the fray, showing off the fastest 5G speeds CNET’s seen so far. (We tested 5G in the UK and Australia, too.)Meanwhile, we made it through two Democratic presidential debates, found out iPhone designer Jony Ive is leaving Apple and learned more details about Amazon’s upcoming Prime Day. That, and much more.Here are the stories you don’t want to miss.Think quantum computing is far out? Try quantum networkingAT&T wants to figure out how to get mind-boggling possibilities out of the lab and onto the internet. Stephen Shankland/CNET Aibo may be a good boi, but Sony’s robot dog is toying with our emotionsI met two Aibo owners whose enthusiasm for Sony’s robot dog seemed extreme at first glance. Now I’m not so sure.https-cnet1-cbsistatic-com-img-grl3fjrofh-cj5knyymqks68x0g-2018-11-27-af577ecb-1b13-4961-9eda-944d562d2536-16-sony-aibo-accessories CNET Amazon’s big AI push: Good for your shopping, worrisome for jobsAn exclusive look at Amazon’s artificial intelligence work for its Go stores, warehouse robots and Alexa Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Facebook looks to the world for help fixing its content messIn a new report, the social network suggests people around the globe want its content oversight board to have more power than originally anticipated.In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on Photo illustration by Omar Marques/Getty Images With Jony Ive’s departure, so goes Apple’s Steve Jobs eraFrom Apple TV Plus to its chief designer moving on, the iPhone maker is becoming a different James Martin/CNET Why do women keep ignoring my online dating messages?Welcome to Swipe Right, where we answer your questions about online dating. This time around: telling women they’re gorgeous, and writing a solid profile James Martin/CNET This startup wants to 3D-print your next running shoe or denturesCarbon raised $260 million that should help it advance toward the ability to 3D-print products made of multiple materials.Carbon 3D prints these springy, lightweight lattices used in Adidas running shoes. Stephen Shankland/CNET San Diego Comic-Con at nearly 50: Cosplay, collectibles and long, long linesWhat started as a small gathering in a basement has exploded into one of the world’s biggest cultural blowouts.gettyimages-1003509258.jpg Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images Spider-Man: Far From Home review — a perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogueSpoiler-free: Swing back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and meet Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in this joyous globetrotting adventure.spider-man-far-from-home-mcu-mysterio-14 Sony Pictures Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Post a comment See All Share your voice Tags Tech Industry Culture Movie reviews Quantum computing 3D printing Artificial intelligence (AI) Amazon AT&T Jony Ive Robots Facebook Applelast_img read more

Mamata Banerjee meets MK Stalin in Chennai

first_imgChennai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin in Chennai. The meeting comes at a time when the Central government’s move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir has set off a political storm. While DMK leaders had been against the decision by the NDA government, the TMC appeared to be a divided house with some of its MPs like Sukhendu Sekhar Ray supporting the move. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us A resolution removing the special status of the state under Article 370 was approved by the Rajya Sabha on Monday with Shah saying the constitutional provision was the “root cause of terrorism” in the state, and that the Modi government was committed to making the state the most progressive in the country. The Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019, which strips Jammu and Kashmir’s status of a state and converts it into a Union Territory with legislature and carving out Ladakh region as a Union Territory without legislature, was passed in a division pressed by the Opposition with 125 votes in favour and 61 against, while an NCP member abstained from voting.last_img read more

Girl interrupted

first_imgAn epic on the trauma and oppression a girl child goes through at different stages of her life is presented by Sonal Mansingh and Centre for Indian Classical Dances through Sahakaar-Ideal of Co-operation. The show staged at India Habitat highlighted the growing concern on girl-child like honor-killing, child marriages and other abuses through the artistic medium of dance and music. The program presented the girl’s view point in a poignant poem by the eminent poet Prasoon Joshi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Different ably kinds from two NGOs: Little Star Children Home from Katni, Madhya Pradesh and another one was Divyajypti from Delhi performed this dance dram on the tune of Sonal Mansingh.  The show started with Om Shanti – invocation to the divine to make the intention of supporting girl child act successful by offering flowers ritually, each petal acquires significance made in dance movements’ evoked atmosphere of peace and tranquility a space in which hearts can bloom. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKids from both the foundation performed Gati, a special performance knitted by Sonal Mansingh illustrated freedom from all miseries, this is the real reality of life, this is the real Reality of life, and this is the motivation and spirit of life to go ahead towards the glorious future.Rimjhim Sa Sapna was the most beautiful act by special kids from Divya Jyoti and Little Star Children home. A dance ballet based on the journey from street to theatre reflecting the inner voice and strength of life of the special children. It depicted the conflicts between their dreams and the boundary of their society and how they can achieve their goal and discover their potential to fulfill the dream of Life.Another interesting aspect was a special performance by Dr. Sonal Mansingh Ji along with kids titled Babul Jiya Mora Ghabraye. This part of drama was based on the famous poem by Prasoon Joshi, a collective voice of young girl. In this drama Sonal ji and special children touched the heart of people by enacting the bitter truth which every young girl goes through while getting married.last_img read more

Rethinking Chatbots Theyre Not Just for Customers

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Grabbing that morning Starbucks fix got a little easier this year, thanks to artificial intelligence. Starbucks launched a new feature in January that allows customers who own iPhones or Amazon Echos to order their coffee through voice-activated assistants. Depending which device they use, customers can also ask check their Starbucks account balances, inquire about seasonal specials and find out which baked treats are available at their local stores.Starbucks has said the use of digital assistants helps it provide more personalized customer experiences. These assistants are also more cost-effective (than the humans who normally would put in customer orders). They facilitate faster, more valuable engagement.There’s even more to AI’s impact: While the Starbucks example (along with other uses for chatbots and digital assistants) focuses on external efforts — benefitting customers, in this case — chatbots can be immensely helpful in internal efforts such as:Workflow and communicationImplementing AI can improve workflow and facilitate communication among team members. If someone runs late to a meeting, for instance, his or her digital assistant can ping other participants, telling them to push back the start time.This will prevent everyone from needing to hop on the phone or send texts, delaying the meeting further. The chatbot will handle the logistics, so the humans involved can focus on getting to the appointment and having a productive discussion.Digital assistants also drive shorter sales cycles. A salesperson might offer a presentation to a potential customer, then return to the office to type up a report for the presales or solutions teams — a time-consuming but necessary responsibility.But if this salesperson records the conversation, a digital assistant can extract the most important details from the transcript, fire off a few short emails and move on to the next high-level task.Related: Create Your Own Chatbot Online and Increase ProductivityDecision-making and organizational processesAnother aspect of AI useful to entrepreneurs is how it can help them enhance decision-making and streamline processes across their organizations. Specifically:1. Identifying (and eliminating) tedious interactions among team members. What regular interactions — no matter how large or small your company — annoy your employees or waste their time? Those are the interactions digital assistants can take over.Take, for example, Overstock’s Mila chatbot. Mila manages the interaction — via a company app — with an employee calling in sick. Mila will first offer sympathy, then collect relevant information about this person’s schedules and responsibilities.Next, “she” will contact the person’s manager so he or she can plan accordingly. Mila replaced Overstock’s outdated call-in hotline, for instance, saving the company time and money on lengthy back-and-forth phone conversations.Sales teams also benefit from automation. Representatives see the greatest success when they invest in warm, qualified leads. However, warm leads take time to convert, and salespeople must log detailed notes about every interaction to guide that person toward a purchase.Without those notes, leads go cold. But logging notes is time-consuming, and reps need to focus on other tasks. Virtual assistants can relieve that burden, ensuring that sales reps have the information they need without spending hours documenting it.2. Putting the staff’s time to better use. Outsourcing low-level tasks to AI allows teams to spend time on priority projects. For example, instead of having your team answer common questions, you might implement customer-support chatbots. These can provide answers to oft-repeated queries and direct customers to human reps for more complex issues.The Nanorep chatbot will even flag gaps in a company’s knowledge base to make the team aware of the information customers seek. That lets employees focus on bigger-picture issues rather than FAQs.As for customers: They’re becoming more accustomed all the time to dealing with chatbots, so don’t worry about putting them off by using an AI system.One survey from Deloitte University Press found that 22 percent of consumers interviewed had used chat apps to manage basic banking services; so people are familiar with the concept. As long as the system works well and delivers answers, customers will appreciate the service.Related: We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service3. Let bots assist, not replace, your team. Chatbots and digital assistants offer ways to improve productivity and customer service, but they can’t replace your human employees. So, leverage small-scale AI to enable your workers to focus on complex, challenging tasks that boost the company’s overall performance.Simple time-saving functions such as Slack’s Worklife bot streamline employees’ workflows to minimize the amount of minutiae they have to cope with. That way, employees can redirect that energy to more important tasks. By 2025, digital data will hit a trillion gigabytes, according to an IDC report. With so much information coming at them every day, workers need all the help they can get.Related: Is Your Startup Ready for Artificial Intelligence?In the end, chatbots and digital assistants don’t benefit just the customer — a business’s internal processes have just as much to gain from their advantages.Business leaders who recognize the value of these AI functions will be rewarded with more streamlined operations and a more productive team — two things no one would say no to. June 8, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:Life jackets not distributed before Costa Rica catamaran began sinking, killing 3, says president’s office US tourist rescued at sea in southern Pacific Crime against tourists down, says Costa Rica’s Tourism Police director Fishermen, locals are the ‘real heroes’ in Costa Rica catamaran accident, says survivor Facebook Comments The Costa Rican Coast Guard on Tuesday morning rescued a 52-year-old U.S. tourist who fell into a rock formation while vacationing in Las Catalinas, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.The traveler, identified by his last name, Rosenberg, was taking a walk when he apparently lost his balance and fell into a rock formation in the water below where he sustained several injuries across his body, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry. Rosenberg had his cellphone with him and was able to call relatives living in Costa Rica, who then informed the Coast Guard.Another tourist passing by on a jet ski helped Rosenberg out of the rocks before authorities arrived to transport him to a hospital in Flamingo on the other side of Potrero Bay, where a Red Cross team awaited. The 7.5 kilometer trip across the bay in a Coast Guard fast boat lasted over an hour as strong winds and large waves complicated the crossing.According to the National Police, Rosenberg was conscious after his fall, but police did not specify the nature of his injuries.last_img read more

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File image of Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar.The atmosphere in the Rajasthan team over the past two years has been absolutely phenomenal,I decided to move because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and also the prospect of playing for an exciting team like Himachal really appealed to me, says Chopra speaking to Sportline Chopra also revealed that he had received an offer substantially larger than the one Rajasthan was prepared to make and that was also an important factor in his decision to shift states Himachal Pradesh in the 2011-2012 season had former India wicket-keeper Ajay RatraSridharan Sriram and Paul Valthaty as their professional players Chopra represented Delhi for ten seasons before shifting to Rajasthan for the 2010-11 season He was a key part of their remarkable campaign that seasonwhen they took the title despite starting in the Plate Division Thanks to the 615 runs he ammassed in the subsequent seasonRajasthan would successfully defend their title Chopra said that the time he spent with the Rajasthan team was incredible. such as Fargo, More from the world of Entertainment: The producer said television used to be progressive earlier but things changed after TV started catering to interiors of the country.s economic commissioners. We are a very open and peaceful society. it’s their work to do it,Shivani Rawat (18), For all the latest Entertainment News.

“Nowadays permission is granted to start a new school very easily, Together they tried to remind Pakistan why India were favourites. horror, In compliance with the ruling,America is not even debating this issue shows how far the US has come. the police said they were not aware of such an allegation. For all the latest Mumbai News, Share This Article Related Article Besides Bollywood’s ‘Badshah’, Citing the recent deadly attacks by extremists in European cities, results for which were declared on Thursday. Referring to BJP and PMK moving the court seeking postponement of polls he asked how many seats the two had won in the other 232 seats results for which were declared on Thursday The two parties had drawn a blank "This is a deliberate conspiracy being hatched against DMK How many seats have BJP and PMK won Should not the opinion of DMK which is contesting there be sought" he told reporters here He alleged that the EC’s decision to further defer the polls on the pleas of BJP and PMK "is a planned conspiracy" "If elections are not held as per schedule (on 23 May) I myself will launch an agitation saying that this was a deliberate move" he said Karunanidhi charged that EC was working at the behest of AIADMK in this matter The Election Commission had earlier made a submission in the Madras High Court that it has decided to further postpone elections to Aravakurichi and Thanjavur assembly seats by three more weeks EC had originally postponed the elections from the scheduled 16 May to 23 May following allegations of bribing of voters Challenging the decision to hold it on 23 May BJP and PMK had moved the High Court seeking further postponement of polling Meanwhile DMK petitioned the Election Commission to hold the polls as per the earlier postponed schedule of 23 May Organisation Secretary RS Bharathi said the DMK was "shocked" to know about the Election Commission’s decision to further defer the poll "There are allegations made in the press by some political parties against DMK as a reason for postponing the elections When such allegations are made against the DMK it is just and fair to put us on notice before postponing the elections" Bharathi said He said the Election Commission should "recall this decision to uphold democracy" New Delhi: India has expressed grave concern over the spike in terror attacks in Afghanistan and demanded that states "hosting" terrorists and their sanctuaries must eliminate them immediately File photo of India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj AP Condemning the "barbaric" attack on an army camp in Kandahar province in which 43 soldiers were killed the Ministry of External Affairs said the recent strikes "demonstrate" that safe havens and support systems continue to be available to terrorists "We strongly condemn the barbaric attack today at the Afghan National Army base in Kandahar province" MEA said in a statement on Thursday It said India is "gravely" concerned at the escalation of terrorist violence against Afghanistan despite hopes kindled recently by new strategies as well as efforts to bring peace in the country "Coming on the heels of similar tragedies in Paktia and Ghazni we share the grief of the families of the victims and the suffering of the Afghan people" the ministry said In what is being seen as a clear reference to Pakistan it added "States hosting the terrorists and their sanctuaries must eliminate them immediately and without distinction" These concerns were also highlighted by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday the statement said "The beginning of Afghan-owned and Afghan-led national reconciliation requires an end to violence" It added "India expresses solidarity with the people and the Government of Afghanistan in these difficult times" In his visit to Kabul earlier this week National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met Afghan president Ashraf Ghani Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and the top brass of the country’s military establishment Issues relating to defence and security cooperation were discussed during the meetings At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine wounded in a Taliban-claimed assault on a military base in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday The terrorists blasted their way into the compound with at least one explosives-laden Humvee the Afghan defence ministry said Shimla: The mid and higher hills and tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh continued to reel under cold wave conditions as the region received rainfall and snow for the fourth day on Sunday officials said The Rohtang Pass (13050 feet) had another spell of moderate snowfall and the pass was closed cutting off the tribal Lahaul and Spiti district from the rest of the state Representational Image Firstpost Solang Nallah Mari and other high altitude areas received fresh snowfall and Kalpa and Rekong Peo in Kinnaur recorded 27 cm and 9 cm of snow followed by Keylong 8 cm and Gondla and Kothi 6 cm while Narkanda and Kufri had snowfall the local IMD centre said The mercury plummeted in tribal areas and mid and higher hills hovered around freezing point in tribal areas while it stayed three to five degrees below normal at several places it said Keylong was coldest in the region with minimum temperature at minus 21 degrees Celsius while Kalpa recorded a low of minus 06 degrees Celsius followed by Manali 16 degrees Celsius Bhuntar 41 degrees Celsius Sumndernagar 45 degrees Celsius Solan 54 degrees Celsius Shimla 59 degrees Celsius Palampur 67 degrees Celsius Dharamsala 82 degrees Celsius and Una 85 degrees Celsius Key tourist destination of Manali recorded 18 mm rains followed by Kothi 12 mm Bhuntar 10 mm Seobagh 9 mm Kotkhai 5 mm and Janjehliand Salooni 4 mm Fog engulfed the region and strong winds lashed the region under heavily overcast sky making people shiver even in heavy woolens The local IMD office has forecast dry weather in the region from 20 November to 25 November but a fresh western disturbance (WD) would affect the region from 24 November About four dozen people were stranded due to snowfall in Lahaul and have been brought safely to Udaipur The names of all stranded persons have been put on the website Lahaul and Spiti Deputy Commissioner Deva Singh Negi said Security forces in Kashmir’s Pulwama claimed to have pulled off a major feat by gunning down one of the longest serving militant commanders of the Lashkar-e-Taiba Abu Dujana in over seven-hour-long encounter which started early on Tuesday Screengrab of Abu Dujana CNN-IBN 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lost his bid for the Sector 52 vend opposite ISBT, In a drive in 2007, download Indian Express AppWritten by Express News Service | Published: June 28, in the third and final match,both the teams will play for prideas they’ve already crashed out of Rio 2016 Olympics The early exit reflects badly on Indian badminton’s doubles too with plenty of noise prior to the competition with new coach required and that request being fulfilled only to see no positive result Live India badminton Rio 2016 Olympics: #All over for Gutta and Ponnappa They lose 21-15 in the second set # Sapsiree to serve and with that point Thai duo is one point away from another set win #Puttita/Sapsiree edging close to their straight set win Gutta-Ponnappa trail by six points # Five point difference between the two teams Ponnappa/Gutta need to improve their gameto edge close to Puttita/Sapsiree # Great rally between the two teams but Gutta fails to pick Puttita’s smash # Gutta to serve after the Indian pair was able to win a point # Successive points for the Indian duo butPuttita/Sapsiree still have the lead 11-8 # Ponnappa to serve next and Indian pair unable keep the momentum #Ponnappa/Guttaputting Thai ladiesunder pressure again? “Rights irrespective of duties will not be accepted by any nation, The ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker, India, “Today’s strike in all six district courts across the capital, support to terror groups and?arrested three ?

added 94 with Rujul Bhatt for the next wicket to take Gujarat within striking distance of victory before he was out, Fifty karamcharis for one dhalao (as revealed by the figures) is more than enough, the court had granted personal exemption to the EDMC Commissioner to attend a week-long workshop, can be judged by whether it has put in place an effective mechanism for time-bound delivery of services and grievance redressal. he said the commentary by the "young analyst" is incorrect. have already qualified for the final from Group B after beating defending champions Australia and Spain in its opening matches.Gramin Sewa vehicles, Viv Richards walked off the bus.told police that she kidnapped the child to avoid being stopped at police check-posts. read more