Randgold shareholders vote in favour of merger with Barrick Gold

first_imgTORONTO – Shareholders of Randgold Resources Ltd. have voted in favour of a merger with Barrick Gold Corp.Randgold says just over 95 per cent votes cast were in favour of the deal, representing about 70 per cent of outstanding shares.The proposed combination, announced in September, will add gold mine properties in Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Barrick’s portfolio.The deal, which valued Randgold at about $7.9-billion when announced, will also see Randgold chief executive Mark Bristow move to the same role at Barrick.Barrick Gold shareholders voted more than 99 per cent in favour of the deal earlier this week.Last week, Barrick sweetened its offer to Randgold shareholders by boosting the dividend offer for 2018 to US$2.69 per Randgold share from the US$2 initially proposed.Companies in this story: (TSX:ABX)last_img read more

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Whitey Bulger letters fetch as much as 1430 at auction

BOSTON — Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have sold for as much as $1,430 at an auction.The letters auctioned Sunday provide a glimpse into Bulger’s life behind bars before he was killed by fellow inmates last year. The letters were written to a man Bulger met in prison.The auction house says the six letters fetched between $845 and $1,430 each.In the letters, Bulger longingly recalled his old days at Alcatraz, complained about the gentrification of his old neighbourhood and discussed how other inmates would try to push his wheelchair when he passed.Bulger was beaten to death in October shortly after being transferred to a troubled prison in West Virginia. He was serving a life sentence for participating in 11 murders.The Associated Press read more

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Mens Hockey Rohlik Osiecki Meeting Highlights BadgerBuckeye Connections

Former OSU coach Mark Osiecki will return on the other bench when the Buckeyes’ face Wisconsin on Jan. 26. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsMarch 23, 2013 marked the final game of Mark Osiecki’s three-year tenure at the helm of Ohio State hockey. The Buckeyes lost 3-1 to Notre Dame in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association semifinal. Osiecki has fired and then-assistant Steve Rohlik was promoted. Rohlik and Osiecki were not only teammates on Wisconsin’s 1990 national championship team, they were both captains, with Rohlik donning the ‘C’ and Osiecki an ‘A.’Following that title, the two went through various coaching stints around the country, including two more NCAA championships for Osiecki as an assistant at North Dakota in 1997 and Wisconsin in 2006. A portion of Minnesota-Duluth’s 2011 national championship roster can be credited to Rohlik, who served as an assistant there for 10 seasons from 2001-2010 before reuniting with Osiecki in Columbus.“I was in such a great spot at Duluth for 10 years,” Rohlik said. “I was treated so well and we had a great thing going. But in this game, sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. To me, it was kind of about the Big Ten. It was before the league, but there was talk that it was going to happen.”Rohlik, now in his fourth year guiding the Buckeyes, is set to face his close friend for the first time on Thursday since their separation almost four years ago.“I got the opportunity to be here because of him,” Rohlik said. “He’s coached at a lot of different levels. He loves the game, he’s passionate about the game. He’s very organized and detailed and those are some of the things, for me, that I’ve learned that can help me.”Osiecki spent the last two seasons with the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League before becoming part of the massive regime change in Madison that saw Tony Granato replace Mike Eaves as head coach.Rohlik, who played with all three of Wisconsin’s coaching trio during his career as a Badger, currently has the Scarlet and Gray ranked as the No. 8 team in the country, their highest ranking since they were No. 6 on Jan. 23, 2012, under Osiecki.Wisconsin, meanwhile, has started to turn things around. After just 12 wins the past two seasons combined, the Badgers are 11-8-1 and coming off a weekend split against No. 6 Minnesota in Madison.“They’ve done a great job coming in and putting a spark in the program, but let’s not forget they’ve got some great hockey players when you look up and down their lineup,” Rohlik said. “It’s been a perfect mesh, and they’re a team to be reckoned with.”The Badger-Buckeye coaching connections don’t stop there.After the departure of OSU assistant Brett Larson in the summer of 2015, another former Badger was brought into the fold on the Buckeye bench, Mark Strobel.Strobel, a standout defenseman for Wisconsin in the early 1990s, reached the NCAA tournament final in 1992 and was captain for his junior and senior years.  “I think it’s something you’ll always have the rest of your life, being an alumni wherever you played college hockey,” Strobel said. “You wish them well as an alumni but we’ve got to take care of our backyard and we want to do what’s right for our program. I like to see them do well against everyone but us.”When the game starts on Thursday, history, connections and friendships are all secondary.What matters to the coaches involved is OSU and Wisconsin, facing off for the 25th time in history.“Obviously, how can I not think of what happened (at Wisconsin),” Rohlik said. “To win a national title, to be a two-time captain and play with the guys I played with. Those memories are forever. At this point for me, it’s all about Ohio State. I bleed Ohio State every day, and there’s no other place I’d rather be right now. I’m here just to carry on the tradition.”Puck drop between OSU and Wisconsin is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Schottenstein Center, with Saturday’s contest taking place at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City. read more

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Prince George gay icon article referred to as sick

first_imgAn article on a leading LGBT website has been branded ‘sick’ and garnered complaints after it drew attention to people on Twitter referring to Prince George as a ‘gay icon’.The piece was published by PinkNews after a picture surfaced of the four-year-old prince with his hands on his face in a helicopter in Germany last month.A Northern Ireland politician has launched a complaint about the website.Jim Allister, leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) party, has demanded PinkNews withdraws the article and apologises.He said:  “Sexualising a young child in this fashion is entirely inappropriate. Samir Hussein/WireImage Credit:Karwai Tang/WireImage “In reality, the photo which prompted the piece shows a four-year-old boy who is smartly dressed and excited about being on a helicopter with his male father and female mother.”To take an image of a little boy and to fantasise of him being an icon for a life defined by sex is outrageous and sick.”The article by Josh Jackman was published on 25 July with the headline: People think Prince George looks fabulous in this new photo. It then goes on to describe the young prince as a “gay icon”.It said: “The monarch-to-be has always been cute and well-dressed, but one day before his fourth birthday, a photo of him excitedly holding his face changed everything. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img “Mr Allister also appeared to claim that being gay is a ‘life defined by sex;. This is an outrageous statement. I am gay and about to marry my fiancé, something Mr Allister opposes, and I can certainly say that my life is not defined by sex.”I am also surprised that the media reporting on this story does not mention in its report that Mr Allister is a politician who has strongly opposed LGBT rights for as long as he has been involved in politics. Mr Allister opposed the decriminalisation of homosexuality and was the only member of the Northern Irish Assembly to oppose pardons of gay men convicted of offences that would not be crimes today. Mr Allister is not an impartial commentator on this issue, he is a person with a long history of opposing the rights of LGBT people.” “At least, that’s what the people – sorry, his subjects – are saying.”Benjamin Cohen, the Chief Executive of PinkNews, said: “I’m surprised that Jim Allister is such an avid reader of PinkNews that he spotted a minor article from three three weeks ago to complain about today.”Despite claiming to have written to me, I have not received any form of communication from Mr Allister, so I was surprised that he decided to issue a press release about a letter before actually having the courtesy to send it to the supposed recipient.”Mr Allister’s letter contains a number of concerning points. He criticises PinkNews for not being a member of the entirely voluntary IPSO (the Independent Press  Standards Organisation). At present, no national or global UK based digital media only publications are regulated by IPSO but there is a consultation on future regulations underway that PinkNews is participating in. Until this review has been completed, PinkNews and no other global digital media publications are regulated by IPSO.”At no point did PinkNews state that Prince George is a ‘gay icon’- the article merely reported on a large volume of social media posts saying that he was. The article also explored what it means to be a gay icon and referenced other ‘gay icons’ such as the pop singer Ariana Grande. Karwai Tang/WireImage Credit:Samir Hussein/WireImagelast_img read more

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Curiosity Rover Takes First Bite of ClayBearing Unit on Mars

first_imgDid I do that? This #Mars rock was so soft, I didn’t need to use percussion, making it the first sample obtained with drill rotation alone. This gif of “Aberlady” shows that it and surrounding rocks appear to have moved when the bit was retracted. https://t.co/nA2SJjblgu pic.twitter.com/jrqwr2MT9p— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) April 11, 2019“Curiosity has been on the road for nearly seven years,” Project Manager Jim Erickson said in a statement. “Finally drilling at the clay-bearing unit is a major milestone in our journey up Mount Sharp.”Officially Aeolis Mons, the three-mile-tall mountain is a primary target of scientific study; Curiosity started its trek up the peak in late 2013, reaching the mission’s main destination on Sept. 11, 2014.NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) previously spied a strong clay “signal” in the area, long before Curiosity landed in 2012. Pinpointing the source of that signal could help determine if a wetter Martian era shaped this layer of Mount Sharp.“Each layer of this mountain is a puzzle piece,” Ashwin Vasavada, a project scientist with JPL, said. “They each hold clues to a different era in Martian history. We’re excited to see what this first sample tells us about the ancient environment, especially about water.”The hills and troughs in this little valley, carved between a ridge and cliffs higher up Mount Sharp, almost look like undulating waves (via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)All along its journey, Curiosity has discovered clay minerals in mudstones that formed nearly 3.5 billion years ago as sediment in ancient lakes, which, as with water elsewhere on Mars, has long since dried up.Now, scientists are eager to analyze the Aberlady sample for traces of clay minerals—which usually form in H2O.This is just the start of NASA’s work with the clay-bearing unit.The JPL team plans to drill several more times over the course of the next year, hoping to learn what makes this region different from the ridge behind it, and an area with a sulfate signal higher on the mountain.More on Geek.com:NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses on MarsInSight Probe ‘Pushes Aside’ Stone, Continues Hammering MarsNASA Releases Blueprint to DIY Curiosity Rover NASA’s Curiosity rover is still kicking around Mars, and this week achieved a major milestone.The car-sized device recently got its first taste of the long-awaited “clay-bearing unit,” a region within the Gale crater on the Red Planet.After drilling a piece of bedrock on April 6, Curiosity delivered the sample to its internal mineralogy lab four days later.The tool, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “chewed easily” through the soft rock (nicknamed “Aberlady”), capturing the mission’s first sample obtained using only rotation of the drill bit. NASA’s Curiosity Detects Highest-Ever Volume of Methane on MarsNASA Releases Blueprint to DIY Curiosity Rover center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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516 WWE Results Atlantic City New Jersey RollinsOrton

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Jon Moxley Joins AEW Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ 5/16 WWE Results: Atlantic City, New Jersey* Dean Ambrose def. Luke Harper.* The Prime Time Players def. The Ascension.* Fandango def. Adam Rose.* Zack Ryder & Damien Sandow def. Heath Slater & Bo Dallas.* WWE United States Champion John Cena def. Rusev in a Steel Cage match.* The Bella Twins def. Naomi & Tamina Snuka.* WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd.* Randy Orton def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins via DQ.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipAn important video title messageVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion showlast_img read more

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Garcia backs Coutinho

first_imgFormer Liverpool player Luis Garcia has backed Phillipe Coutinho to flourish for Barcelona in the upcoming season.Former Spain international believes Coutinho can be as good as Neymar was for the Catalan club when the new season starts this month.Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018, missing out on UEFA Champions League football with the team after representing Liverpool in the same season.The Brazil international is about to begin his second season at the Camp Nou, his first full season, and Garcia believes the club’s supporters are yet to see the best of him.When asked if Coutinho could have the same impact like fellow Brazilian Neymar had at Barcelona, Garcia replied as quoted in Daily Mail:“Coutinho is a different player from Neymar but I’m sure he can have the same impact in terms of goals. I believe he can contribute more goals than Neymar did.”Philippe Coutinho, Bayern MunichPhilippe Coutinho faces a late fitness test at Bayern Munich Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac plans to make a late decision on Philippe Coutinho’s availability this weekend after returning from representing Brazil.“Neymar is very good with his runs and dribbling abilities but I know Coutinho can be as effective as he was at the club.”“We still haven’t seen the best of him (Coutinho) yet, I’m sure he’ll surprise a lot of people with his football.”Luis Garcia who also played for Liverpool and Barcelona in his football career did the exact opposite of what Coutinho did, by leaving Barcelona to sign for Rafael Benitez and Liverpool in 2004.The former Liverpool hero also defended under-fire Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius who has come under intense criticism over his recent performances.“What happened to him in the Champions League final and in recent preseason friendlies has not helped him in any way but I believe he’s a good goalkeeper and a good season last year.”last_img read more

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GOGcom secures 25 classic EA games

first_imgThe Good Old Games service (GOG.com) has impressed ever since it first came online. A digital download service with no DRM offering classic games that work on modern versions of Windows. It’s an ageing gamers treasure trove of nostalgia, and a great collection for the curious younger gamers out there.That treasure trove of titles just got a little bit bigger thanks to a new deal that has been agreed with EA. The deal will see GOG.com get at least 25 classic games from EA’s back catalog over the coming months.AdChoices广告The full line-up has not been revealed yet, but the first three games are already available and include:Wing Commander: PrivateerDungeon KeeperUltima Underworld 1+2The next three games planned for release are:Crusader: No remorseSid Meier’s Alpha CentauriMagic CarpetAfter those six games are out, we won’t be seeing any more until the end of summer. The other bad news is the EA deal does not include System Shock or Syndicate, but hopefully another deal can be done if EA generates a decent amounts of revenue from this initial offering and sees the value of adding more titles.So far all the games are priced at a more than fair $5.99 each, and we hope that trend continues when the other titles appear. GOG has also been doing money-saving deals more regularly, so hopefully we should see an EA weekend deal in the not-too-distant future.Last year GOG admitted that there are only around 250 games left to add to the catalog before it’s complete. The aim is to reach 400 at some point next year. With another 25 from EA the service gets a little bit closer to its goal, but if games like System Shock are held back indefinitely it may never be truly complete.Read more at GOG.comlast_img read more

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Ryse Son of Rome on PC adds 4K resolution removes microtransactions

first_imgRyse: Son of Rome was one of the better launch titles for the Xbox One. Critics gave it middling reviews, but those gamers who did choose to pick it up mostly enjoyed what Crytek had created. Now the game is coming to PC in enhanced form and Crytek has just announced details of exactly what PC gamers can expect.Crytek is treating Ryse: Son of Rome on PC like a Game of the Year edition that builds on the Xbox One release. That means as well as the base game Crytek has also included all four DLC packs that were released for the console version. So you get 12 new multiplayer maps, a new Survival Mode, and five skins for your character.You may remember that Ryse on Xbox One had microtransactions. They were optional and allowed you to purchase booster packs, which in turn meant quicker customization and upgrades. PC gamers will be glad to hear microtransactions have been removed for this release, but no explanation has been given as to why.As well as the extra content, Ryse on PC is going to look stunning if you have the hardware to cope. That’s because Crytek has added the ability to play at 4K resolution and combined it with 15+ graphical tweak options. You can adjust the supersampling, texture resolution, shadows, shading, particles, animation, and object detail, as well as tweak motion blur, temporal anti-aliasing, and anisotropic filtering.The game launches on October 10, but if you pre-order it on Steam Crytek is offering the 25-song soundtrack for free, which has been recorded by the Hungarian Studio Orchestra. There’s also support for Steam’s trading cards, leaderboards, and cloud saves. And if you want to play it with the Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller, both are fully supported.last_img read more

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Resident Evil 7s 4D VR Candle Will Let You Smell the Horror

first_imgI don’t even know where to begin with this one, so I’ll just dive right in. Retailer Merchoid will be releasing an officially-licensed Resident Evil 7 candle to coincide with the game’s launch. The purpose of the candle is to help immerse those who play Resident Evil 7 in VR even more by scaring their olfactory senses.This 4D candle (I thought time, not smell, was the fourth dimension) is supposed to smell like old timer and blood. Appropriate given how the game takes place in an old wooden home filled with bloodthirsty maniacs, but that sounds like something that’ll linger in the air long after the candle has been extinguished. How do you explain that smell to your friends, significant other, or kids?“The 4D candle is 100 percent officially licensed Resident Evil merchandise; this means Capcom have smelt the candle and found it scary to enough to give their seal of approval,” said Merchoid. “We’d even suggest that using the Blood, Sweat and Fears 4D Candle is the definitive way to experience the game. Be careful, though, with an experience this horrifying, the candle might not be the only smell you notice in the room…”Well, I did say that the game should be played while wearing diapers. At least I agree with Merchoid on that.While this idea is pretty ridiculous, I have to give these guys props for thinking outside of the box. However, I would caution anyone burning one of these candles to keep it as far away as possible. If you’re supposed to burn this while playing the game in VR, there is a risk of accidentally hitting the candle during a frightening moment. Then you’ll be left with a smelly, burnt home. You don’t want that.The Blood, Sweat, and Fears 4D candle will soon become available to pre-order from Merchoid.com for $15. If you buy one of them, we won’t judge. Promise.last_img read more

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Deepfake Video of Bill Hader Morphing Into Tom Cruise and Seth Rogen

first_imgWe all know eventually we’ll wind up as nothing more than fuel sources after technology develops to a point where the machines no longer need us. One of the more disturbing recent trends this year has been the advancement of super high end deepfake videos that can easily fool anyone who doesn’t bother to question the of the first thing they see on the Twitter machine.Most of us are dumb enough to think we can easily tell a fake video from a real one, but a video circulating on social media may make you rethink that. In the video, Bill Hader on The Late Show with David Letterman seamlessly morphing into Tom Cruise and Seth Rogen like a shapeshifter sent by the devil as he does some hilarious impersonations.This tech will really be a hoot during the election. The first time one of these goes viral it won’t matter if it’s true. We’re toast.I watched this video last night and it’s still freaking me out. A deep fake where Bill Hader *turns into* Tom Cruise and Seth Rogan *while impersonating them*. (via @MohamedGhilan / Ctrl Shift Face on YouTube) pic.twitter.com/59evJ5Etfi— Gavin Sheridan (@gavinsblog) August 12, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

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How AI is Affecting Financial Services in 2019

first_imgIf you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking By Manish ShewramaniHow AI is Affecting Financial Services in 2019‘Artificial Intelligence’, what do you understand by the term? An intelligent effort in dealing with anything with fewer or no chances of human error, right?Machine learning or AI is not the talk of tomorrow. It is something which we are feeling and facing every day. Many different industries are leveraging technology and attaining a high profit. One of such sectors which has a great dominance of AI in business growth is, banking and finance.Yes, you got it right. After Telecom and High-Tech, it is the third industry which is much influenced by the technology (a McKinsey report). Whether it is solving customer’s query with the help of chatbot, or filtering the prospective customer’s name for a loan application, AI can do almost everything which can bring great profits to the business.Saying this won’t be wrong that AI is revamping the whole banking and financial services. There are many different approaches through which it is changing the way people deal with banks. We are mentioning a few of the best uses of AI in financial and banking services below.7 Ways How AI is Benefitting Financial ServicesInvestment: Saving is always the prime concern of people. But, not every time financial advisors give them the right advice. In the wrong communication, they sometimes lose their prospective clients as well. This is where robo-advisors come in the rescue.The robo-advisors works in a very intelligent way. First of all, they collect information about investors like their financial goals and the level of risk they are ready to take. Then they input the given information in the algorithms. As a result of this, they can offer personalized investment advice to the user, which has higher chances of acceptance.By this approach, the asset management cost is lowered. Along with this, it eliminates human errors and conflicts of interest.Customer Engagement: For a better customer engagement banks are using chatbots. These bots are AI enabled and are capable to respond to customer’s queries and concerns related with their financial transactions.This is probably one of the technology use which almost every bank and financial service sector are adopting. And, without any doubt, it can be said that they are getting benefitted by that also.One of the biggest examples of this is Wells Fargo & Company. The company used a chatbot to deal with the normal and most frequent customer query like ‘how much money is there in the customer account’, and ‘which is the nearest ATM’.Fraud Detection and Risk Management: Banking sector is one amongst the worst affected with cyber fraud. As the banking transactions went online for customer’s convenience, hackers are trying to find breaches to attack the system.Every day many banking frauds are reported across the globe. With AI banks and financial service providers are trying to fight with such frauds. AI detects fraud before any human analyst could find it.It not only alerts the bank about a potential fraud but also depicts the likelihood of a card ever becoming compromised.For instance, if you are trying to log in your internet banking from a different location then the AI can sense the suspicion and can ask you to confirm your identity. If you fail to provide the same then there are chances that it will temporarily block your internet banking.More Personalized Financial Products: Banks are now able to create more personalized consumer products with the help of AI. Once banks collect enough data about customer spending and saving bank can recommend a specific type of loan or the financial aid the customer is looking for.Apart from this, with the help of AI banks can customize different mortgages, auto loans, and other financial products. If the right and desired service would be provided to the user then it will have a higher chance of conversion too.Strategy and Corporate Finance: AI can help the banking and finance industries to set up the right strategy for corporate finance. For instance, they can analyze the credit history of a company and can suggest the best loan offer they have for them. Along with this, AI can perfectly manage corporate finance with higher accuracy as compared to human executives.Algorithmic Trading: The global trading market is rapidly adopting Algorithmic Trading (AT). The reason for this is very clear. Machines can do trading better than humans removing any type of potential error. Along with this, it also ensures that the best price is secured for both parties.Automate Process: Once the analyzed and sorted customer data is added in a system, AI can automate the process and tasks. For instance, a chatbot can be programmed and trained to provide financial guidance and information to the customer.They can read and understand the market trend of the user and hence can provide the user with the best possible assistance related to the query.Business Acceleration: Banks can use artificial intelligence to expedite knowledge-based activities to improve efficiency and performance. For instance, creating a personalized investment strategy for a customer would have high chances of conversion as compared to a human-made an analysis report.AI has reduced the cost of financial services (which banks would spend on hiring staff) and apart from this, it has made banking simple for the users. Ultimately, resulting in business acceleration.The Future of PossibilitiesArtificial Intelligence has simplified the way we do things. And, definitely in the field of banking and finance, it has brought tremendous changes. From comforting the customer with 24/7 assistance through a chatbot to helping the bank to detect fraud before it actually happens, AI has completely revolutionized the sector. Machine learning has eliminated a lot of potential errors in the system and has also aided in automating the banking process (thus helping in business acceleration).It is the effect and better yield of AI in banking and financial system that most of the financial organizations are implementing the technology in their banking app by contacting reliable Android app development services or iPhone app development services providers. The day is not far when we can see a 100% adoption of the technology in this industry.By Manish Shewramani, who is principle consultant at Credencys Solutions Inc. an Android app development services provider. He is both an innovator and inventor and is an expert in transforming ambiguous ideas into concise, executable strategies that mitigate risk, maximizes ROI and obtain timely measurable business results. He has led several technical and non-technical projects and has experience of the complete project life cycle.Connect with Manish on:https://www.linkedin.com/in/shewaramani/https://twitter.com/stacksurfhttps://www.facebook.com/manish.shewaramaniMore information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. 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Mayor gets new millionrand car

first_imgThe reason the municipality purchased a new vehicle for the mayor was because of a recent breakdown that occurred with the mayor’s old car while on the N3. The mayor’s Audi Q7 experienced a mechanical failure on the N3 next to the Pavilion and was brought back to Ladysmith. Thereafter, it went for major repairs. Immediately after it was released after repairs, it experienced mechanical faults again on the same day on the Pieters Road and was once again towed to Autohaus. The mileage on the Audi Q7 was 186,514 kilometres. Consideration was then made to purchase a new vehicle after financial consultations were explored. Noting that the mayor’s security cannot be compromised, including that of all councillors, the best option was for the municipality to purchase a new vehicle.The new vehicle is an ML 350 Mercedes and was purchased using a State Tender to the value of R952,125.39, compared to the listed price of R1,056,292.40.The State is contracted with various motor dealers and council has no influence in determining which motor dealer should be allocated the sale. The Audi Q7 will be allocated to the deputy mayor, once all repairs have been done and it is reliable. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Bergville crash claims police officers life

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A horror crash took place this afternoon (Monday, January 12) on the R616 outside Bergville, claiming the life of a Ladysmith police officer.The accident saw a Toyota double-cab and a small truck colliding head-on.Travelling in the double-cab were two Ladysmith police officers who were on duty at the time. Both drivers are in a critical condition in hospital. The other police officer was trapped in the vehicle and was declared dead at the scene. The jaws of life had to be used to free the body.Both lanes were closed as paramedics treated the injured.Sharaj, EMRS, SAPS, RTI and Bergville traffic officers were on scene.last_img read more

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Celebrating 60 years of marriage

first_imgGert and Christien van Rooyen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently.The couple feel blessed and thank God for their many years of being together. Mr and Mrs van Rooyen tied the knot at a church in Newcastle on June 5, 1954.They moved to Ladysmith in the late 1960’s and have been here for 46 years. “We are very thankful to the Lord for his guidance throughout our marriage,” said a smiling Mr van Rooyen.They have six children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.They are wished many more healthy, happy years of marital bliss! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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Analysts GSE Liquidation Bill Unlikely to Pass Unscathed

first_img in Government, Secondary Market June 12, 2013 436 Views Analysts: GSE Liquidation Bill Unlikely to Pass Unscathed Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Politics Service Providers 2013-06-12 Tory Barringercenter_img While a new bill proposing the liquidation of the GSEs might have investors unsure about their future, analysts at “”Barclays””:http://group.barclays.com/home insist there is little to worry about for the time being.[IMAGE]The bill, authored by Sens. “”Bob Corker””:http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/ (R-Tennessee) and “”Mark Warner””:http://www.warner.senate.gov/public/ (D-Virginia) and titled the “”Secondary Mortgage Market Reform Act of 2013,”” represents a major bipartisan step for housing finance reform.According to a discussion draft obtained by “”Bloomberg””:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-03/senators-near-plan-to-abolish-fannie-mae-shrink-government-role.html, the legislation would liquidate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within five years of its passage, transferring their existing guarantee responsibilities to the Treasury. According to Bloomberg, the draft says the proceeds from the liquidation would first go to the federal government (as a preferred shareholder), then to junior shareholders, and finally to common shareholders.In addition, the bill would replace the Federal Housing Finance Agency–the GSEs’ conservator since 2008–with a new federal agency called the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation (FMIC). The agency would provide explicit government reinsurance of conforming loans by charging a guarantee fee (g-fee) and placing the proceeds in a Mortgage Insurance Fund (MIF). In addition, FMIC would have the responsibilities of setting standards for eligible loans, creating a standard securitization platform, and approving private mortgage insurance providers, among others.While analysts say the bill marks an important starting point for secondary market reform, Barclays researchers say it may not go anywhere in its current form.””The bill may have a difficult road to passage: Democrats in particular could have concerns with the bill’s affordable housing provisions. With housing stabilizing and the GSEs profitable, Congress could also choose to focus on fiscal policy or other topics near term,”” they said. “”Lastly, internal conflicts may shift the administration’s focus away from housing reform. These factors could delay the bill from being considered.””””In any event, given that many important details need to be fleshed out in terms of prospective mortgage market functioning, the likelihood of passage in current form remains very low; the bill is simply a work-in-progress, and represents a bipartisan starting point for the discussion of broader housing finance reform,”” they conclude. Sharelast_img read more

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Three different head coaches in a week Thats the situation at

first_imgIt happens at high schools programs across the country every year. Administration decides to not wait until the end of the year to let go a head coach, so they end up doing it during the season and naming someone on staff as interim head coach.That’s kind of how the situation at David Crockett HS (TN) started off, but this story has a few unique twists and turns. In the span of a week, the Tennessee high school has named their THIRD head coach of the season, all taking place within a week, according to USA Today.The year started off with former NFL safety Gerald Sensabaugh leading the program, and the team off to a solid 5-2 start, but about a week ago he was placed on indefinite administrative leave after being reprimanded for “verbal abuse of players,” according to the Johnson City Press. Sensabaugh fired back with claims of improprieties against the administration, leading to an ongoing investigation.So with Sensabaugh out, and turmoil inside the team and school palpable, assistant coach Brandon Qualls was named interim head coach and given a directive from the administration to “unite” the team. But after a 35-13 loss later that week to Bristol HS (TN), Qualls allegedly made some comments that divided the team further, with some players questioning whether they wanted to play the rest of season out. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix After that loss, administration decided to make another change as head coach, this time bringing in someone not currently on staff to take over the program for the rest of the year. Enter Nick Lingerfelt – a special education teacher at the school who was hired three months ago as head baseball coach who describes his limited football experience as the “get back coach, and bus driver” at previous stops during a conversation with a local TV station.Making this story even more interesting, is upon being named head coach, Lingerfelt decided to keep just one of the current coaches on staff. Some of his baseball coaches will assist, as will a longtime friend of his that will commute to help out at practices and games.Below is Lingerfelt’s interview with the local station after being named the team’s third head coach in a week. Lingerfelt does an outstanding job with the interview and stepping up in the face of tremendous adversity at the school.“I just felt like, as a person, it was my responsibility to step up and say ‘Hey, if these kids want to play, I’ll be there. And if they decide not to, I’ll support them in that too.’”“It’s not about me. It’s really not. It’s about these kids and they decided that they want to play, and they told me today that I was going to be their coach, so here I am.”Lingerfelt’s first game this week will be against rival Daniel Boone HS (TN) in their annual Musket Bowl.Read more on the unique situation here.last_img read more

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