The tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid/south) Sites III and IV will be opened for applications in January 2019 with a zero-subsidy opening round, according to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).It appears that the tender will be slightly delayed compared to a plan to open the tender for applications by the end of 2018. The initial plan was laid out earlier this month in a letter the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Eric Wiebes sent to the Dutch Parliament.RVO.nl has also issued a draft Ministerial Order for permitting offshore wind energy at the sites. Public comments and consultation on this draft order will be open until Wednesday, 10 October, 17:00 CET.Similarly to the Hollandse Kust (zuid/south) Sites I and II, the draft order stipulates that potential developers may submit a bid for the realisation of the wind farm without subsidies. In the event this tender procedure fails to yield an acceptable bid, a tender procedure including subsidies will be initiated, RVO.nl said.A final publication of the Ministerial Order for permitting Offshore Wind Energy 2018 is expected by the end of October 2018.On 15 November 2018, the RVO.nl will organise an information session to share an update on the Ministerial Order for permitting Offshore Wind Energy 2018, the subsidy and permit, the application forms and model for operational calculation.Following the successful completion of the zero-subsidy round for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) I and II sites earlier this year, Minister Wiebes said that the upcoming tenders would not necessarily follow suit as cost factors and market conditions change, and that this was the reason why he had started the process of amending the Offshore Wind Energy Act.However, according to the information released by the RVO.nl, it seems that the same tendering blueprint is being used for the new sites, with the exception of certain rule changes with regards to the selection criteria in order to improve transparency.
Joseph E. Dickey, 77, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away March 16, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born June 26, 1940 in Lebanon, IN, son of the late Chester E. Dickey and A. Helen Williams Dickey. Joe was a graduate of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Indiana.He worked as a Design Engineer for the Reliance Electric Plants located in Columbus, Indiana for 24 years. Locally he worked for Applied Industrial Technologies, Florence, Kentucky, and retired from Cook Enterprises, Erlanger, Kentucky.Joe belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, where he served as both an elder and a deacon. While serving as an elder, he was Building and Grounds Chairman for the Session. Joe also enjoyed singing tenor in the church choir. He attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana (formerly Rose Polytechnic Institute), where he sang in the school choir. He was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and Vintage Airplane Division where he served on the board of directors. He enjoyed classic cars and classic planes. Joe was a pilot and owned a 1946 Aeronca Champion. He was an avid reader and served as treasurer for the Friends of the Library at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. In his younger days he enjoyed building models. Joe was an animal lover, he loved dogs and cats, especially his dogs, MacDouglas (Westie) and Jacques ( Bichon Frise).Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Julia Edwards Dickey of Greendale, IN; son, John E. Dickey of Columbus, IN.He was preceded in death by parents, and son, Joseph E. Dickey, Jr.Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth Street, Aurora, IN 47001.Memorial Services will be at 1:30 pm, immediately following visitation.Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church and the Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Still Here. Never Left.A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Feb 3, 2019 at 6:07am PSTThe group alternated saying the following lines:“The bonds between us, the belief in something larger than yourself makes a city, a team, a dream grow. It’s never about one person, one play, one game. Win or lose, we do it together. When you put on your uniform, you carry much more than the name on your back and the name on your front. You play for each other, for those who came before you and those who will come after you. When you put on your uniform, you carry the heartbeat of a city, a team, a dream that will live forever.” Related News View this post on Instagram Super Bowl 53: Why the Patriots will win Tom Brady shared one final message before Super Bowl 53 as he released a hype video Sunday morning captioned “Still Here. Never Left.”Brady’s video referenced key members of the Patriots’ 2001 team that faced the Rams in Super Bowl 36. New England legends Willie McGinest, Tedy Bruschi, Ty Law, Kevin Faulk, Troy Brown, and Lawyer Milloy all make an appearance in the feature, which is filled with highlights from that game mixed in with snippets from the current season. Brady shares the final message as he yells, “Let’s go!”
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Photos Box Score (PDF) Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom MC22/ESPN+ Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) SIU Edwardsville 12/17/2018 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster The Drake University men’s basketball team dropped a tightly contested game 77-68 to Iowa State Saturday afternoon in the final Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena.Nick McGlynn led Drake (6-2) with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Nick Norton added 11 points as well as reaching 10 assists for the second time in the past three games.Norton’s double-double was his second in the last three games, and at six rebounds he was just short of another triple-double while also not committing a turnover in 38 minutes.Anthony Murphy narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes. Murphy led the Bulldogs’ bench, which scored 22 points as a group.”We took a lot from the growth we’ve made and we’re getting closer,” “We’re still growing and we made mistakes together tonight. We’ll continue to grow and I love their approach. If they stay with that mindset and are willing to work and believe in each other, we’ll continue to grow.”Early in the second half, Drake took the lead on an acrobatic layup from Murphy. After stretching the lead to four with 12 minutes remaining, the Bulldogs gave up a pair of baskets to Shayok.In just 53 seconds, the Bulldogs rattled off seven-straight points to take a five-point lead going into the under-eight media timeout at 61-56. The run was capped off with a D.J. Wilkins three-pointer, his first points of the game. The Cyclones took back the lead with four minutes remaining after holding Drake scoreless for nearly three minutes. With four minutes to play, the Bulldogs trailed 67-63. Drake ended the drought on a McGlynn layup with 2:14 to play.Turnovers plagued the Bulldogs late, they had four in the last six minutes and weren’t able to string together another run and get back into the game as Iowa State held Drake to just four points in the final eight minutes of the contest until a Wilkins three-pointer accounted for the final tally.”We put ourselves in a great position, and we just gotta learn from that moving forward,” Norton said of the team’s showing against a good Cyclone team.The Cyclones (9-2) were led by Michael Jacobson who had 22 points and four rebounds. Marial Shayok had 18 points, 16 of which came in the final 17 minutes of the game.At the first media timeout, the Bulldogs trailed 15-12 but had been down by as many as eight early. Out of the timeout, Brady Ellingson hit his second-straight three-pointer to tie the game at 15-15. On their next trip down the court, a Liam Robbins layup gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game. After being held scoreless for more than four minutes, the Cyclones made the first shot out of the under-12 media timeout. With just under four minutes remaining in the first half, the game was tied at 32. Iowa State began to pull away, but Drake was able to keep the deficit at just four at halftime.Ellingson led the Bulldogs at halftime with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, and McGlynn was close behind with nine. As a team, Drake assisted on 12 of its 13 first-half field goals, including five from Norton.The Bulldogs host SIU Edwardsville at the Knapp Center as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Monday, Dec. 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.The Drake University men’s basketball team dropped a tightly contested game, 77-68, to Iowa State Saturday afternoon in the final Hy-Vee Classic.Drake (6-2) was led by Nick McGlynn with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Nick Norton added 11 points as well as reaching 10 assists for the second time in the past three games. Norton’s double-double was his second in the last three games, and at six rebounds he was just short of another triple-double.Anthony Murphy narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes. Murphy led the Bulldogs’ bench, which scored 22 points as a group.The Cyclones (9-2) were led by Michael Jacobson who had 22 points and four rebounds. Marial Shayok had 18 points, 16 of which came in the final 17 minutes of the game.At the first media timeout, the Bulldogs trailed 15-12 but had been down by as many as eight early. Out of the timeout, Brady Ellingson hit his second straight three-pointer to tie the game at 15. On their next trip down the court, a Liam Robbins layup gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game. After being held scoreless for over four minutes, the Cyclones made the first shot out of the under-12 media timeout. With just under four minutes remaining in the first half, the game was tied at 32. Iowa State began to pull away, but Drake was able to keep the deficit at just four at halftime.Ellingson led the Bulldogs at halftime with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, and McGlynn was close behind with nine. As a team, Drake assisted on 12 of its 13 first-half field goals, including five from Norton.The difference in the first half was on the offensive boards, where the Cyclones led 8-2. Those second chances led to just seven points for the Cyclones, since the Bulldog defense didn’t give Iowa State many open looks.Early in the second half, Drake took back the lead on an acrobatic layup from Murphy. After stretching the lead to four, the Bulldogs gave up a pair of baskets to Shayok.In just 53 seconds, the Bulldogs rattled off seven-straight points to take a five point lead going into the under-eight media timeout. The run was capped off with a D.J. Wilkins three-pointer, his first points of the game. The Bulldogs led 63-58 with just over seven minutes left to play.The Cyclones took back the lead with four minutes remaining after holding Drake scoreless for nearly three minutes. With four minutes to play, the Bulldogs trailed 67-63. Drake ended the drought on a McGlynn layup with 2:14 to play.Turnovers plagued the Bulldogs late, they had four in the last six minutes and weren’t able to string together another run and get back into the game.”We put ourselves in a great position, and we just gotta learn from that moving forward.” Norton said of the team’s showing against a good Cyclone team.The Bulldogs host SIU Edwardsville at the Knapp Center as part of the Las Vegas Classic on Monday, Dec. 17 with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.
Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 1:05 p.m. as the Raiders again look to snap their losing streak when they face another struggling team in the Arizona Cardinals.Oakland’s fifth straight loss last Sunday to the Chargers leaves it with the NFL’s worst record (1-8) and, on the positive side, is currently slotted for the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft. The Cardinals (2-7) played well last week before …
NAPA — Richie Incognito didn’t look or sound unhinged. He was forthright, direct and sounded greatly appreciative of a last chance afforded by general manager Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden.“I think for so many years I’ve just done this thing where I grit my teeth and work hard, just kind of grind through this,” Incognito said Saturday following the Raiders’ first training camp practice. “You’ve obviously seen I’ve had my setbacks and some dark days. But I’m focusing on these positive days and …
Zhenya Mirkin is an Inventor of Entropy AI and partner at Caura & Co.. In the 2000s, he led the development of predictive text input software (called “iTAP”) that shipped on all Motorola phones worldwide. It is said that a successful product is a reflection of who we are. Usually, our unique perspective is what leads to the initial discovery. As the product acquires feedback, our keen desire to respond is what drives further innovation.We can have better UI and UX experiences using web chat and augmented conversations.Time and time again I see technology products starting on the right footing only to deteriorate as companies push them to scale.The internet now is quite mature, so this is becoming to stop using emojis finally experience. Few companies can repeat the process of innovation discovered initially has been with their successful flagship products — never mind the improvement on existing ones.Today, in the technology world I see two significant trends:1) As product companies scale, the distance between product developers and their clients’ increases.2) As consulting companies scale, the time between engagement and a kickoff conversation with a technical expert increases.Whatever the process — sales, engagement management, and business development — typically companies put very empathetic people at the frontline of client communication. As a byproduct, technical people, who are most likely to help, are moved further afar. The picture is further complicated since most mature business-facing products require consultants as well as vendors.Technology puts me in mind of the (true) physics formula contained in:time * velocity = distanceEqual increase in time and total distance => constant velocity => zero acceleration => decrease in the rate of innovation => eventual stagnation.This complex physics formula seems to be our technology conundrum.But what if there was a way to build a company that had put the whole process upside down? What if people who ultimately come up with solutions are at the front of the customer journey?On the question of “time.”As a seasoned individual contributor, I have come full circle. I used to handle many of the escalated support requests using written communication with my sense of situational awareness. It was stressful, and not something I would share as best practices. Over time, however, I’ve learned to rely on a set of products in the form of a machine helper.This machine thinker and helper :Watches my communication.Detects problems that I, as a writer, may not be fully aware.Produces personalized insights on how to improve.In a way, I have learned to supplement my low Emotional IQ with an electronic version of a coach that in private counsels me on all matters relating to my communication. As a byproduct, I have avoided several failed pitches and significant misunderstandings with customers.What all this means is that rather than focusing on building a business that isolates technical people into a bubble, we can finally build an organization that gives them full ownership of the customer journey just by providing better insights into how they (we) communicate.On the question of “distance.”Fundamentally, I am advocating for a change to bring communication back to people, away from meaningless tools and bad user experiences. From the beginning of the internet, we’ve been developing user experiences made up of input forms and check boxes.As the functionality of the web increased, web designers learned to create “smart user flows,” such that check boxes and options are not seen on one page. Though nothing is displayed, the process works to some extent, but it is a weak solution to a communication problem.Somewhere there is a solution, and whether it is a functional webpage or an actual person, these “smart user flows” are adding distance.Wouldn’t a “Chat Box” better serve its public if the customer could explain their question, and ultimately receive a solution? Wanting to be able to define a problem and receive an answer or solution is not a novel idea. Live customer support is fully ingrained into our web.And yet, there is only a handful of firms that can program their chatbots well:* Bloomberg* American Express* maybe, a few othersAlmost everywhere else, customer support via chat is a massive-scale problem. It evokes in me the same feeling I have when I call AT&T.The reason why my experience with the above companies is different is not something easily transferable. For whatever reason, these companies can staff their customer support with very technical and empathetic people. This accomplishment from companies is remarkable given their scale.What are the solutions:Augmented Emotional IntelligenceWhen companies build Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Understanding) into their online communication experiences, there is a potential to finally stop using emojis. Not using emojis is precisely what companies such as Upwork (eLance+oDesk) and Guy Gamzu’s Fiverr do today.There is no need to look for complexity about the future. Our language already has all the richness in it to express emotion and empathy within our written communication. So it all boils down to: how can software help people — especially technical people — convey that richness effectively.The 19th century saw the invention of Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and it allowed us to build vast empires and corporations. If only we can get this AI piece right, the 20th century will see greater individual ownership of a client relationship. It will be a century of smaller and more effective companies that truly own the outcomes of their work. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Zhenya Mirkin Tags:#allenai#fiverr#guygamzu#NLP#OpenAI#upwork
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd draw up plans for four new signingsby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to make four new signings for the start of next season.The Manchester Evening News says United want to sign a full back, midfielder, a forward and a striker to add depth and quality to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.United chiefs ‘held a recruitment meeting’ at the start of last month to begin drafting a shortlist of targets for the January transfer window and next summer.It is claimed that James Maddison, Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell and Declan Rice are principal targets as they look to continue their recent transfer strategy of purchasing young, British players.The club know that those deals would require significant negotiating and therefore the club is also drafting a longer list of targets.
Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsWINNIPEG – At 5 a.m. Sunday an intoxicated child welfare “runaway” was seen stumbling near corner of Ellice Avenue and Young Street.It wasn’t clear where she was coming from or what happened to her, and she was just wearing a bra and pants.But the “girl in the shadows” was there.Her first instinct was to help.She offered the 16-year-old Aboriginal girl a cigarette.“I asked her what happened and she didn’t remember,” says the young woman connected to the streets in Winnipeg who requested anonymity. She was recently profiled by APTN who called her the “girl in the shadows.”For this story we’ll call her “Hope.”“I asked her if she wanted me to call an ambulance,” she said.The girl didn’t want one called.But she needed someone.“I didn’t want her to take off so I couldn’t make the call myself,” said Hope, who texted someone to call police and for them to come to Ellice and Young.A police officer said “don’t let her go” before they could come and take her to safety.They did arrive and took her somewhere to get help.“She’s in their hands,” said Hope on Sunday an hour after helping the girl. “Victory.”APTN asked Winnipeg police to confirm the information and if Child and Family Services was involved.“Yes, a 16-year-old girl was located. CFS was notified and the female was taken to an appropriate location to ensure she remained safe,” said police spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen.He said a follow-up investigation into a possible attack or assault wasn’t immediately launched.“No, not at this time,” said Michalyshen. “The female was not forthcoming with information.”APTN spent a few days in June walking the streets in Winnipeg. Reporters came across a young woman who looks out for kids on the street.She sits in the shadows writing down license plates of men trolling for sex workers, particularly one who is her friend, on the edge of downtown.Winnipeg has a problem with youth being exploited, so much so they developed a specialized project aimed at ” protecting youth within our city who are at high risk of being sexually exploited.”The project hit the streets June 18 looking for youth being exploited.They checked 46 addresses for missing youth.Five “at risk” youth between the ages of 14-15 were found and taken to [email protected]