Ikea bids to become part of Middle East furniture at Aldar’s Yas Island

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Moving from Pure Analytics to Genomic Predictions – HP Discover Day 2 Highlight

first_imgThe second day of HP’s Discover 2013 is a wrap. I’ve been following much of the action using hashtag #HPDiscoverOpens in a new window, following @IntelBizOpens in a new window, and checking out the event livestreamOpens in a new window. I love the fact that those of not attending today’s events can stay in touch with the emerging insights, technology from nearly half a world away seamlessly.I was able to catch Pat Buddenbaum’s session on Big Data, titled Intel: Technologies for the Next Big Data RevolutionOpens in a new window. Pat and I used to work together in Intel’s Data Center group not too many years ago, when servers were physical – not virtual, clouds were only in the sky and data was housed mostly in databases, under strict lock and key. Pat has emerged as Director of the Enterprise segment Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Group and offers an interesting perspective on the future and applications of Big Data.Big Data’s impact on business has been revolutionary, but there’s more work to be done and a lot more insights to be gained. As Pat discusses in his presentation, the current system is one focused on turning knowledge into data points – but where we want to go is to a system where we turn data in knowledge.One specific application of how we can apply this new-found knowledge for society’s benefit is in the life sciences industry, where the ability to map each individual person’s genomic sequenceOpens in a new window could lead to exponentially more effective, more personalized medical careOpens in a new window. In this light, genomics – typically considered a “challenge” should be viewed as an “imperative” as the impact of unlocking the mysteries of the human body could be world-changing and life-altering for people. The question is: how close are we? Much closer than we ever have been but still need significantly more computing and analytic power to provide cost effective solutions for real time personal care through widely scalable applications.Let’s explore:In 2003, the first human genome sequencing cost $2.3 billion dollars. Now, 10 years later, the cost has been cut to several thousand dollars. Scientists, analysts, and technologists are aiming for a full genomic sequence in just 4 hours – a 100x speed-up over today’s capabilities. However, to realize the goal of real time personalized medicine, a full sequencing would need to be completed in minutes. Pat thinks we’re on the right track and tools are emerging.He explains how Intel is working closely with the industry to enable this next Big Data revolution from all angles including compute, storage, networking, end-to-end security, and software capabilities like Hadoop – laying the foundation to make true data-driven knowledge easy and possible for all.Fellow blogger E.G. NadhanOpens in a new window from HP also summarized Pat’s keynote presentation offering insights on how data analytics have been used historically and covering some modern day applications and success stories. E.G.’s blog can be found in the IT Peer Network.I recommend watching Pat’s HP Discover presentation below:Opens in a new windowWant to learn more about Intel’s work on Big Data and human genome sequencing? Check out GraphBuilderOpens in a new window, Intel’s scalable graph construction library for Hadoop MapReduce, or read up on recent analytics breakthroughsOpens in a new window.Join in the HP Discover 2013 social conversation with #HPDiscoverOpens in a new window! Chris Peters @chris_p_intellast_img read more

Galaxy S4 gets the Lollipop update in India

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S4 running on the Exynos chipset has finallygot the much anticipated Lollipop update in India. Samsung recently began rolling out updates to the Exynos variant I9500 Galaxy S4.Galaxy S4 is the second Galaxy flagship phone to get theLollipop update. India is the second country after Russia to get the update.Samsung Galaxy S4 owners can download the OTA update from the phones settings.The update file will be around 990MB for which the users will have to empty atleast 3GB of internal space.Samsung Galaxy S4 was a popular phone manufactured under theGalaxy banner. The phone was launched in March 2013.  It has a 5 inch FullHD Super Amoled displaywith a pixel density of 441ppi.The phone is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset which is backed up by 2GBRAM. On the camera front, the phone sports a 13 megapixel primary camera and a2 megapixel secondary camera.last_img read more

Exclusive BLK offer

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) partner BLK has a great offer exclusively for TFA members just in time for summer competitions. Outfit your team in the latest performance gear from BLK for a greatly reduced price: bundle your team kit with a singlet, shorts and pair of socks all for just $50 (ex GST), which is amazing value!To order your uniforms, please head to www.blksport.com.au and head to the Contact Us section or request a quote. Alternatively please call (07) 5635 1900 and customer service will put you in touch with your local rep. For more information, please see the attachment below or visit the BLK website – www.blksport.com.  Offer ends 31/12/14, minimum order is 36 units, and does not apply to any previous offer. Related Filestfa_blk_package_offer_4_-pdfRelated LinksBLK uniform offerlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal next? Keylor Navas drops big Real Madrid exit hint

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal next? Keylor Navas drops big Real Madrid exit hintby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeylor Navas has dropped a big hint he is leaving Real Madrid this month – with Arsenal tipped to be his next destination.Navas has not been happy playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois this season at Real Madrid.And on his instagram page the keeper has posted a picture of him shaking hands with Real Madrid fans with the caption ‘thanks for everything’.Now Sport says he’s on the way to Arsenal in a £14m deal.The ‘goodbye’ picture was taken as 8,000 fans came out to watch the squad train at Valdebebas – with many believing it’s his farewell picture. last_img

9 months agoSolbakken: Solskjaer surely winning his Man Utd audition

first_imgSolbakken: Solskjaer surely winning his Man Utd auditionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves boss Stale Solbakken believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the Manchester United job after victory at Tottenham. Solskjaer outshone Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino last night as they both compete for the permanent Old Trafford post.FC Copenhagen coach Solbakken said, “It’s not that I don’t think Pochettino can handle both clubs, but there is actually a difference between the demands made by United and Tottenham.”I think Solskjaer can actually get the job. If United shows stability and great progress, playing steady battles against the best and beating some of them at home, then I think it’s a strong application. They may have a plan ready and have him as a B or C choice. Or they have no plan yet, see how it goes and give him the chance to show that he is the right man.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoHull midfielder Jarrod Bowen tops Newcastle shopping list

first_imgHull midfielder Jarrod Bowen tops Newcastle shopping listby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHull City midfielder Jarrod Bowen is high on Newcastle United’s January shopping list.The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle plan to support Steve Bruce in the January transfer window, with recruitment planning already under way at St James’ Park.Steve Nickson has begun the process of compiling target lists with United looking at midfield options and also potential forward additions.One name fed into summits is Bowen, who is entering the final year of his contract. But the Tigers have an option to trigger another year, which they plan to do.Bowen would tick every Newcastle box and is understood to be open to the idea of a move to St James’ Park – but whether United would extend to the reported £20million fee is another matter. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoMason Greenwood pens new Man Utd deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mason Greenwood pens new Man Utd dealby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Greenwood has signed a new deal with Manchester United until 2023.The striker also has the option of a further year.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Mason has progressed through our outstanding Academy and we are delighted with the progress he has made. At such a young age, he already has great pace and intelligence and he is such a natural finisher.“Since he came into the first team, he has really impressed everyone with his drive and attitude. He has all the attributes to become a top player. Mason is learning every day in training and, with his work ethic, there is no doubt that he has an excellent future ahead of him.”Greenwood has been at the club since the age of seven and has made nine appearances this season, scoring twice.He said: “Having grown up as a Manchester United fan, playing for the first team is a real dream come true. I know that, when I play for this club, I represent the whole Academy and I want to repay the faith that my coaches have shown in me with my performances on the pitch.“I am learning all the time from the manager and his coaching staff and I know that this is the perfect club to help me reach my potential.” last_img read more

Gas Ray Shipping to Get Financing for LPG Carrier

first_imgzoom Shipowner Gas Ray Shipping LLC has secured a USD 11.8 million loan facility from Cyprus’ Hellenic Bank to refinance the acquisition costs of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier Gas Ray.Data provided by VesselsValue shows that the 35,533 cbm vessel is under the management of Greece-based Prime Gas Management.Featuring a length of 174 meters and a width of 28 meters, Gas Ray has a market value of USD 21.4 million.Built in 2003 by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, the LPG carrier is one of five vessels operated by the Greek company.According to a statement from the international law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), the adviser on the loan, this is Hellenic Bank’s first venture into “the highly competitive international ship finance markets.”“Prime Gas Management Inc. is one of the key players in the LPG space and this facility represents an important part of its fleet expansion,” asset finance Partner George Paleokrassas said.last_img read more