Ruud Gullit believes that Liverpool simply can’t allow playing like they did in the semifinals against AS Roma – otherwise, they can receive a harsh lesson by Real Madrid as they are far more experienced.Jürgen Klopp’s men will have to play more focused and be better defensively if they want to win the famous trophy – because Real Madrid will be able to punish every single one of their mistakes.The Dutch legend spoke about Liverpool’s chances as he said, according to Team Talk:“If Liverpool are going to play like they did in Rome, they are not going to win the Champions League.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It is fantastic to have Liverpool in the final, but everyone must realise that they only scraped through at the end.”“I have read the verdict of some former Liverpool stars and they are euphoric. They are not impressed by Real Madrid. They think Liverpool have a serious chance of winning.”“But the players and coaching staff of Real will have watched Liverpool’s second game against Roma. And I think they will have drawn the strong conclusion that they have more of a chance to win the final than Liverpool.”
Enlarge ImageToyota has spent the last 20 years honing the Prius’ Hybrid Synergy Drive tech into what it is today, and now other carmakers can buy that tech for their own products. Toyota Toyota recently did something pretty unexpected. It announced that it would allow royalty-free use of thousands of its gasoline-electric hybrid patents, patents it has jealously guarded in the past. It did this to extend the life of hybrid technology in an increasingly electric world, but that’s not where its plans end.According to a report published Friday by Reuters, Toyota has plans to not only act as a manufacturer of whole cars and trucks but also as a Tier 2 supplier. That means that it will supply hybrid components and even entire hybrid drivetrains to rivals. Why would it do that? Well, in short, to save some cash on electrification.See, Toyota has been lagging behind other companies in the development of fully electric vehicles. Catching up to the likes of Nissan and GM will require substantial amounts of cash for development of its own technology, but even more money will be needed to build a manufacturing infrastructure to support EV production.”We anticipate that there will probably be very few automakers who use our patents to develop their own hybrids from scratch, so by using our system and our components, and offering our support, we can work together to develop these cars,” said Shigeki Terashi, executive vice president for Toyota, in a statement to Reuters. Toyota didn’t immediately reply to a request for further comment.If Toyota can sell hybrid stuff to other car companies who want or need help in bringing down their corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) numbers and can’t afford to spend the capital necessary to develop their own systems, then it won’t have to dig quite so deeply into its own pockets.Toyota is already equipping other manufacturers’ vehicles with its hybrid tech. The (decidedly lackluster) Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid uses Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive tech, for example. Toyota will also supply hybrid tech to Suzuki, and the hot-rod hybrid Jimny that could likely result from that hookup will haunt our dreams forever. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: A tougher looking electrified crossover Post a comment 62 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Patents Suzuki Subaru Toyota Share your voice 0 More From Roadshow Auto Tech Hybrids Car Industry Toyota 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous
Stewards are seen behind desks with the logo of Wipro Ltd at the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru, October 21, 2016.Reuters fileWith Infosys kicking off the Q4 earnings season on Thursday, the focus will now shift to the other two major IT services companies — TCS and Wipro. India’s largest software services exporter, TCS, will declare its results on April 18 while the third-largest exporter, Wipro, will come out with its performance on April 25 after the conclusion of the two-day board meeting.Wipro had given a revenue guidance of $1,922-1,941 million for the fourth quarter (Q4) after reporting $1,902.8 million for the December 2016 (Q3) quarter.IT stocks were faring far lower on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday in comparison to the 30-scrip benchmark index, Sensex. The BSE IT index was down 1.72 percent at around 10.21 am in sharp contrast to the Sensex that was trading 0.15 percent lower at 29,599.Wipro shares were trading 1.55 percent lower at Rs 493 apiece while TCS was down 2.39 percent to Rs 2,337. Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies were also trading in the red, down 0.99 percent and 1.05 percent, respectively.Industry body Nasscom had estimated revenue growth for the ~$150 billion Indian IT industry to come in the range of 8.6 percent, lower from the earlier 8-10 percent projection in November 2016 and 10-12 percent in February last year.Nasscom deferred its growth forecast for the next fiscal (FY2018) at its February summit to May, citing global uncertainty and US President Donald Trump’s policies to defer projections for FY 2018. “This (the postponement) has been attributed to global macro uncertainty, cross-currency fluctuations, structural shift in the industry, political volatility, headwinds in healthcare around the repealment in the US of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and lack of firming up of discretionary spending by customers, especially in the critical BFSI sector (which accounts for 40%-45% of industry revenues),” Girish Pai, analyst at brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities, had written in his note in February this year. As already reported, Infosys’ Q4 (March 2017) net profit was Rs 3,603 crore, a marginal rise of 0.2 percent from its December 2016 quarter net profit of Rs 3,597 crore but a fall of 2.8 percent from Rs 3,708 crore for the March 2016 quarter.He had also expected Nasscom to make a growth projection of 6-8 percent for the current fiscal (FY2018), close to the actual dollar revenue guidance of 6.5-8.5 percent given by Infosys.”The company’s outlook (consolidated) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, under IFRS is as follows: Revenues are expected to grow 6.5%-8.5% in constant currency,” Infosys said on Thursday. Employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at the company headquarters in Mumbai March 14, 2013.Reuters File
Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaMelanie Johnson, CEO of Collaborative for Children, says the childcare app does the work of one employee a daycare center wouldn’t have to hire. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /04:03 Share Daycare deserts are a problem in some of Houston’s low-income neighborhoods – especially after Harvey damaged many of them.As part of an effort to help struggling daycare centers recover, the nonprofit Collaborative for Children has partnered with app company Brightwheel to provide the expensive daycare app to 50 childcare centers, free of charge. “Our childcare centers, most of them, were affected dramatically by Hurricane Harvey,” Melanie Johnson, president and CEO of Collaborative for Children, said. “Ten percent of those centers closed down, leaving whole communities in a quality childcare desert.”As part of an ongoing Harvey recovery effort for Houston area daycares, the nonprofit is footing the bill for the Brightwheel app, which gives daycare centers administrative support as well as interface with parents.Brightwheel agreed to offer a discounted rate for this program.“This Brightwheel app allows [daycare centers] to strengthen resilience so that for the long term they’ll be able to provide the services that they wouldn’t have the resources to do that with,” Johnson said.Some of the requirements the chosen centers had to meet include being licensed or registered with the state, participating in the state’s quality improvement rating system Texas Rising Star, being located in a low-income area and serving families who receive child care subsidies.Click on the audio above to listen to the interview with Melanie Johnson. X
Kolkata: One man’s meat is another man’s poison. The carcass meat row, which has created a ruckus across the state, has now cast its spell on the canteen services of SSKM Hospital. Taking advantage of the incident, a group of canteen staff in the Hospital were demanding money from patients or their family members for providing extra pieces of fish. The patients undergoing treatment in the hospital get their food for free. They are entitled to get one piece of fish in their meal. However, they were informed that if any one wants to have an extra piece of fish, he or she has to pay Rs 5 for each. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSome of the canteen staff, who are mostly contractual workers, have been making money in this way. It was learnt that this practice has been going on in the hospital for quite sometime.At around 1.55 pm on Tuesday, some canteen staff were distributing lunch among the patients undergoing treatment at the CTVS department of the hospital. A patient had asked for an extra piece of fish. One of the staff said she needs to pay Rs 5 for one extra piece. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe patient paid the amount to have an extra piece from the canteen employee. The state government has been spending crores of money over free treatment and other services to the patients. Despite the efforts by the government to extend quality services, a section of people within the system are maligning the government for their own benefits, alleged some relatives of the patients. It is learnt that canteen staff get an estimation from each department on the number of patients, based on which they prepare food. Patients can have food of their own choice. There are many patients who do not take fish. The pieces that remain undistributed are being served among other indoor patients in exchange of money. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s dream project to provide free health services in state-run hospitals across Bengal was initially criticised, following resistance by a section of doctors and paramedical staff, having some alleged links with drug manufacturers and suppliers. It would remain a half-pursued dream, if this ‘corrupt’ practice exists. A senior official at the state health department, on condition of anonymity, said a section of doctors and paramedical staff at government establishments were trying to oppose various health service schemes introduced by the government for their personal gains. It may be mentioned, that a few days ago, the store keeper of Bangur Institute of Neuroscience had been arrested on the charges of demanding money for an orthopedic implant, which the patient was supposed to get it for free.
State Rep. Brandt Iden has voted in favor of a compromise plan which will repair and maintain our crumbling infrastructure across our state.“We’ve been working late into the night to ensure that our state has a plan keep Michigan rolling,” said Rep. Iden, R-Oshtemo. “All along, we have wanted exactly what all of Michigan has wanted: a plan to fix the roads once and for all, without unrelated spending, and without politics.”The finalized plan allocates money from Michigan’s General Fund and creates modest changes to increase revenue. Measures to include a mechanism triggering a decrease in the state income tax rate over time as inflation increases have remained in the plan. In addition to providing funds solely for road repair and construction, the plan provides $200 million in tax relief by expanding the Homestead Property Tax Credit, aiding middle and low-income families across all of Michigan.“Our team has been relentless in fighting to find a plan that works,” Rep. Iden said. “I’m honored to be a part of this historic decision that will secure a positive economic future for Michigan’s roads and bridges.”The plan now goes to Gov. Snyder for his signature.### 03Nov Rep. Iden aids in landmark passage of plan to fix Michigan roads Categories: Iden News,News
Video advertising technology specialist YuMe has received a strategic investment of US$12 million (€9 million) from Samsung’s venture capital arm, Samsung Ventures, and Translink Capital.The company said the funding would be used to aggressively expand its footprint in the connected TV space and fuel its global expansion.YuMe’s system for connected TVs, the Embedded SDK, includes technology that CE manufacturer can use to create a monetisation platform in their devices. The Embedded SDK integrates with YuMe’s flagship technology, ACE for Publishers, and the YuMe Connected Audience Network. ACE for Publishers enables publishers to simplify video ad serving and management functions across connected device channels, according to the company, while the Connected Audience Network is YuMe’s premium in-stream video ad network.