IBM has announced a new major ecosystem drive for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which includes a $200 million innovation center in Munich, Germany for startups to develop and trial IoT devices in a controlled environment.The American computing giant will make the innovation center its global headquarters for the Watson IoT platform. Over 6,000 clients already use the platform, and the firm has just announced a host of new integrations with Visa, Bosch, and SNCF.See Also: 5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017Avnet, BNP Paribas, CapGemini, and Tech Mahindra will start to work on new IoT developments inside the IBM center. Major telecoms provider Vodafone will work on IoT devices and platforms in the building and it will be a central location for EEBus, a European standards organization.“The Internet of Things is all about connections –not only between things, but also between people and crucially, companies,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson IoT, Cognitive Engagement and Education.Collaboration with IBM teams“One of the central pieces of IBM’s strategy is to invite our clients and partners to join us in our Watson IoT center by collocating their research, design and development teams alongside our IBM teams.Together we are building a new global IoT innovation ecosystem that will explore how cognitive and IoT technologies will transform industries and our daily lives,” she added.The company already has BMW on its list of Watson IoT clients and expects to have more big names “collocate” with them in the near future. Related Posts Follow the Puck Tags:#Avnet#BNP Paribas#Capgemini#IBM#Internet of Things#IoT#Tech Mahindra#Watson#Watson IoT Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry
Transfers Leicester’s Slimani joins Newcastle on loan Stephen Creek Last updated 1 year ago 07:42 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Newcastle United Transfers Newcastle United Newcastle United v Burnley Everton v Leicester City Everton Leicester City Premier League The 29-year-old striker has failed to impress this season under Claude Puel, and is now tasked with bolstering the Magpies’ squad Leicester City have allowed club record signing Islam Slimani to join Newcastle United on loan to the end of the season.The 29-year-old striker was a marquee signing in the aftermath of Leicester’s triumphant Premier League season in 2015-16, the Foxes paying Sporting CP close to £28million to bring the Algeria international to King Power Stadium.Slimani scored seven goals in 23 league appearances in his first season at Leicester but has found his opportunities increasingly limited since Claude Puel was installed as manager in October 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Despite suffering from a thigh injury, Slimani attracted interest from West Ham and Monaco as well as Newcastle, but Rafael Benitez was determined to sign a striker after missing out to West Brom in the race to sign Daniel Sturridge.”It’s a great thing for me and for Newcastle. I’m happy to be here. Hopefully I can come here and be able to give them a hand,” said Slimani.”Knowing the power of the fans and crowd here and how great they are, and also speaking to the manager, it gave me the confidence that this was the right choice.”CONFIRMED: The deal to bring Islam Slimani to Newcastle United on loan until the end of the season is complete! #NUFC pic.twitter.com/avtJGgtxfk— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 31 de enero de 2018Slimani was present at St James’ Park on deadline day as the Magpies drew 1-1 with Burnley.Elsewhere, Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague, while Aleksandar Mitrovic has moved to Fulham on loan.Midfielder Jack Colback, too, has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season.
Man Utd join Spurs interest for Bournemouth striker Josh Kingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth striker Josh King is a target for Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Sun says he is a massive fan of fellow Norwegian King, 26, who he worked with as a youngster at Old Trafford.Solskjaer was coaching the United reserves when the striker was coming up through the ranks, before establishing himself as a top Premier League player on the South Coast.King is rated at £25million, but Cherries boss Eddie Howe will be desperate to keep hold of him.Spurs are also keen on a player who netted 16 times in his first Premier League campaign with the Cherries, then struck nine times last term and five so far this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Pochettino: Spurs rout a present for my wifeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham celebrated Christmas with a six goal romp at Everton on Sunday.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to come from behind at Goodison Park after Theo Walcott swept home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s low cross from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s defence-splitting pass.Everton’s lead was short-lived as Son Heung-min produced a sublime equaliser from a tight angle following a mix-up between Kurt Zouma and Jordan Pickford.Dele Alli put Spurs ahead for the first time after reacting first to Pickford’s save from Son, then Harry Kane made it 3-1 when Kieran Trippier’s curling free-kick hit a post and rebounded into the England captain’s path.In an entertaining game, Christian Eriksen’s sublime first-time shot extended Tottenham’s lead before Sigurdsson scored a consolation against his former club.Son added the fifth and produced the cross for Kane to make it six, yet victory came at a cost for the free-scoring visitors.Pochettino revealed why 6-2 is a special scoreline: “It’s my present for my wife.”We got married 26 years ago. And a fantastic way to celebrate tonight.”On Deli Alli, who was injured after a clash with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, he added: “He didn’t feel a big problem. Maybe a little bit tired from Wednesday. I hope it’s not a big issue. It was a precaution.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli coach Ancelotti opens door to signing Ibrahimovicby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has opened the door to signing LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Ibrahimovic told Gazzetta dello Sport that he would love an experience at Napoli, especially as he already worked with Ancelotti.After victory over Hellas Verona, Ancelotti joked: “I’ll call him tonight and say we’re waiting! “I have a great deal of affection for him, I saw he scored 29 goals in 30 MLS games. Tomorrow, after I’ve called him, I’ll let you know how it went!”The Swede will be a free agent when his LA Galaxy contract expires in December.
Auburn Sand Pit WorkoutToday was definitely not a lazy Sunday for some of Auburn’s football players. Tigers’ wide receiver Dhaquille Williams and a couple of his teammates spent some time working out in a sand pit. It’s 92 degrees in Auburn, Ala., today. So it was probably a pretty rough workout. “It’s going to pay off,” Williams said. Auburn opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Louisville in the Georgia Dome.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)College football fans often come up with creative ways to show their team pride. Apparently that includes turning tree stumps into advertisements.An OSU supporter named Jenny Lorbach tweeted out a photo of a tree stump in her backyard, which had been carved into the Buckeyes’ “Block O” logo, featuring with the words “Ohio State” and a buckeye leaf. It also reads “Go Bucks” underneath – check it out:Our favorite addition to the backyard! @Ohio_State @OhioStAthletics pic.twitter.com/pklsVP5rBm— Jenny (@JenLorbach) July 21, 2015It’s well-done, to say the least. But is it better than the Texas “Hook ‘Em” tree stump we saw last year? You be the judge.
Twitter/@_MarcusD_ Twitter/@OU_MBBallThere are three West Region second round games set to be played on Sunday, starting with second-seeded Oklahoma against No. 10 VCU.Playing close to home in OKC, the Sooners cruised to an 82-68 win over CSU Bakersfield yesterday. National Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield paved the way with 27 points.VCU took care of the No. 7 seed, Oregon State, 75-67. The Rams were led by JeQuan Lewis’ near-triple-double (21 points, eight assists, seven rebounds) and Mo Alie-Cox’s 20 points and eight boards.The winner of this game plays the winner of Texas A&M-Northern Iowa. Date: Sunday, March 20Time: 5:15 p.m.TV Channel: CBSLocation: Oklahoma City, OklahomaAnnouncers: Carter Blackburn, Mike Gminski and Jaime MaggioOpening Betting Line: Oklahoma -7Prediction: VCU is capable of playing with the big boys, and their style can cause fits for any team. However, the Rams hadn’t beaten a Power Five opponent all year until Friday.Oklahoma is the best team VCU has faced all season, and the play of Hield, Isaiah Cousins and company will be too much to overcome.
Bernier said that one of his chief concerns is the potential ramifications for the natural gas extraction industry due to the upcoming final investment decision from LNG Canada, which is anticipated to occur before the end of the year.“The last thing we need is to be raising more red flags that could stand in the way of building TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline,” he added. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier says he’s concerned about some of the recommendations that were made to Agriculture Minister Lana Popham in an interim report by an advisory committee looking into revitalizing the Agricultural Land Commission and Agricultural Land Reserve, saying that those recommendations could have a negative impact on the Peace Region’s oil and gas industry.The committee’s interim report, released last Wednesday, identified 13 recommendations for legislative and regulatory change, as well as four recommendations for action to protect the ALR.The committee also identified 14 key issues that are still under consideration for its final report. Among the recommendations for action to protect the ALR, the committee made two recommendations to mitigate the impacts of oil and gas activity on agricultural lands.The committee recommended that a Deputy Minister-level multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional task force to develop a strategy focused on how a balance can be achieved between agriculture and oil and gas extraction, as well as for the ALC to have an increased presence in Northern B.C.“The Committee has previously noted that it is imperative there be a government-wide policy shift in identifying agricultural land and industry as a resource equivalent to other resources, and oil and gas is no exception,” reads the report. “It is essential an ‘agriculture-first’ approach be applied to the ALR in the Northeast.”The report goes on to say that, “The development of the energy sector has exceeded the capacity of the current regulatory environment to protect farmland. The impacts of oil and gas extraction on agricultural land and farm businesses in Northeast B.C. have reached a breaking point. Cumulative impacts over the last decade from accelerating oil and gas development have rendered portions of agricultural lands unusable and others difficult to farm. With continued changes in extraction and processing methods along with the pace and scale of development, these activities that were once considered temporary are no longer. Instead they are permanent industrial sites built on farmland and next to farm communities.”However, Bernier says that the committee’s report contains recommendations that would seek to undo changes that were made by the previous Liberal government in 2014 which he says gives farmers with ALR land more flexibility.“For over fifty years both industries have operated side by side in harmony and without major incident,” said Bernier. “Four years ago the previous government divided the ALR into two separate zones in order to recognize regional differences and give farmers more opportunities to make money on their land. The Minister of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee for Revitalizing the ALR wants to change all that, and quite a bit more.”