Site C Construction Schedule for September 30th – October 13th 2019

first_imgOld Fort Road  Traffic delays due to the construction of a chain-up area.  Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic. Gravel sections have also developed near 85th Avenue.  Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks.  Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B. Highway 29: Construction-related equipment will travel along Highway 29. Learn more at drivebc.ca. Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads. Equipment  Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas.  Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works. Noise and vibration  Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Other  During noxious weed inventories, crews will travel through areas to capture data. Areas, where herbicide has been applied, will be signposted.  Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markings. Conveyor system testing continues.  Work will use heavy machinery, resulting in noise, dust and vibration. Typical work hours are 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Road sweeping and dust suppression will occur. Highway 29 Construction at Cache Creek East embankment continues. This includes vegetation removal, excavation of existing soils, placement and grading of granular materials and site drainage. Noxious weed inventory and treatment may occur along Highway 29 and in Wuthrich, Portage Mountain, and West Pine quarries. Cache Creek West construction continues. This includes grading, road construction, and drainage work. Archaeological studies will take place at Farrell Creek and Dry Creek. Portage Mountain Quarry operations will continue. This includes haul road capping, rip rap and road material production, sorting and stockpiling. Upgrades may occur to the Portage Mountain access road. Visit our website for more Highway 29 schedules, maps and construction updates. Reservoir area  Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations continue.  Clearing activities continue on islands in the Peace River, east of Halfway River. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the work area.  Clearing on the south banks of the eastern reservoir continues. Helicopters will be used.  Archaeological investigations may occur in support of reservoir access road design and construction. Transmission works  Transmission line construction will continue. This includes construction of stringing sites, helical pile foundation installation, and tower assembly. Work will continue on the western portion of the transmission line and will access the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas.  Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor.  Clearing activities will occur on the western portion of the transmission line. This includes hand-falling and hauling logs to local mills. Wood waste will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or hauled off-site.  Road construction will continue in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas. Other areas New: Geotechnical drilling to install groundwater monitors has begun in Hudson’s Hope.  Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.  Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29. WHAT TO EXPECT Work will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect: Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage  FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for September 30th – October 13th, 2019.Dam site area – north bank and south bank Construction continues on a chain-up area for project vehicles on Old Fort Road, near the Gate B entrance to Site C.  Pavement patching along Old Fort Road is nearing substantial completion.  Noxious weed inventory and treatment will occur in the main civil works area, on the banks of the Peace River.  Large sections of penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires occasional overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries.  Construction of a wash station to limit the migration of invasive species continues.  Contractors will continue to mobilize equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road.  Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas: main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation. Activities include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. Tower and mobile cranes will be used.  Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River.  Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. 85th Avenue Conveyor last_img read more

UN and Cambodia reach draft agreement for prosecuting Khmer Rouge crimes

In a statement to the press in Phnom Penh, the head of the UN delegation, Legal Counsel Hans Corell, spelled out the main features of the text of the draft agreement, which he said was “designed to ensure a fair and public trial by an independent and impartial court.”The Extraordinary Chambers will comprise just one trial court and one Supreme Court within the existing national court structure of Cambodia and contain a mix of international and Cambodian judges, said Mr. Corell. “Decisions in the two chambers would be taken by majority of four judges and five judges, respectively,” he added.With respect to amnesty or pardon, “the Royal Government of Cambodia would undertake not to request one for any persons who might be investigated or convicted of crimes under the agreement,” Mr. Corell said.”The question of procedure was always difficult in the negotiations in the past,” Mr. Corell said, pointing out that the text agreement contained provisions for such matters. “In particular, the Extraordinary Chambers would have to exercise jurisdiction in accordance with international standards of justice, fairness and due process of law.”In explaining the difference in the situation between now and February last year, when the Secretary-General withdrew from the process, Mr. Corell said Mr. Annan had lost confidence in the process as it stood a year ago and could no longer continue his good offices. “The General Assembly has now taken responsibility for the process, which is now based on its mandate,” he said. “It will now be for the Assembly to examine the result of our negotiations and decide whether it is acceptable.”If approved and ratified, the agreement would be an international agreement governing cooperation between the UN and Cambodia, to be implemented in accordance with all requirements under the law of treaties, Mr. Corell said. The matter will also have to go through the Cambodian parliament for approval. read more

Queensland Resources Council recognises key milestone for Carmichael coal project

first_imgThe main representative body for the Queensland minerals and energy sector has congratulated Adani Mining on reaching an important milestone in its proposed development of the A$16.5 billion, 60 Mt/y Carmichael coal mine and rail project in central Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche noted the Queensland Coordinator-General’s approval included 190 conditions surrounding construction and operational phases of the project. “By any measure, the Coordinator-General’s determination of the project’s credentials has been thorough and reflecting a new spirit of cooperation between the Newman and Abbott Governments in facilitating the growth of one of the country’s economic pillars”, Roche said.He added: “Importantly, this is being done without compromising the world-leading environmental standards for which Australia is rightly recognised. The potential of this project to create up to 2,500 construction and 3,900 operational jobs represents a fantastic opportunity for the state and particularly the major industry service hubs in central and north Queensland. This is encouraging news for regional centres such as Emerald, Moranbah, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bowen and Townsville, which are looking to the Galilee Basin as a source of long-term employment and business opportunities.”Roche said that despite the hard work and scientific rigour that had gone into the Carmichael project reaching the federal approval stage, he expected environmental activists would continue their campaign to ‘disrupt and delay’ major job-creating projects in Queensland. “As we have seen in recent days with an application by Friends of the Earth (aka Coast and Country Association) for a judicial review of the Alpha coal project determination in the Land Court, it’s a potentially long and frustrating road to realising the projects that Queensland and Australia need to secure future economic prosperity. Every day projects like these are delayed is another day without electricity and continuing poverty for 1.3 billion in the developing world”, Roche said.last_img read more

LIVESTREAM 30 aircraft take to the skies for impressive display over Bray

first_imgTHE BRAY AIR show kicks off in just a few minutes with all manner of impressive aircraft due to take to the skies to put on a show.In total, 30 aircraft, including The Boeing Stearman PT13 we had a ride in last week, will be flying high above the crowds which are expected to reach 85,000.The pilots have promised to put on some pretty spectacular tricks, though we’re just hoping for a good old-fashioned loop-the-loop.If you can’t be among the spectators on the ground today, you can watch the action from 3.30pm on the handy livestream above.VIDEO: Ever wondered what it’d be like to fly one of these over Dublin?>last_img read more

The Kinect is optimized to use the barest minimum of the Xbox

first_imgMicrosoft‘s Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 is due out tomorrow, finally bringing motion and gesture control to 360 gamers, and it’s unknown how big a success it will prove to be. The technology is cool, but pre-release complaints of the Kinect abound, and cover everything from lag to shoddy voice control.One thing you don’t need to worry about with the Kinect, though, is it slowing down your Xbox 360: it appears that Microsoft has managed some incredible optimization of the Kinect software right down to the last week before launch.Trying to extrapolate motions and commands from a user’s gestures and voice is hard work, but Microsoft says that they’ve optimized the Kinect to draw CPU power in the single digits… possibly as low as a mere one percent of a CPU’s capacity. That’s a lot of overhead eliminated, considering that it was previously rumored that the Kinect would draw up to 10 to 15 percent of the Xbox 360’s processing power.That’s good news for gamers who might expect the Kinect overhead to gimp the capabilities of the titles utilizing the system, but only tomorrow will tell if that CPU optimization will be enough to make the system a success: the Kinect still has lag issues, and pre-release talk amongst those in the know says the Kinect also has a serious field-of-view issue that makes it almost impossible to use in anything but the biggest and most open of living rooms. At $150 a pop? We’re still skeptical.Read more at Games Industrylast_img read more

Official details on the WWE Evolution allwomens PPV event on October 28

first_img Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE issued the following official details on the first-ever all-Women’s PPV, WWE Evolution, on October 28 live from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York.FIRST-EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW SET FOR OCTOBER 28STAMFORD, Conn., July 23, 2018 – For the first time in WWE history, an all-women’s exclusive pay-per-view event,Evolution®, will take place on Sunday, October 28 at 7 pm ET from NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York. The event will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view around the world, featuring Women’s Championship matches from Monday Night Raw®, SmackDown® Live, NXT® and NXT UK, as well as the finals of the all-women’s tournament, Mae Young Classic 2018.“Three years ago, our fans demanded a change with the hashtag, #GiveDivasAChance, and an evolution started,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “Since that time, our female Superstars have overdelivered in every opportunity presented to them, and I expect nothing different during our first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event.”The entire women’s roster will be on hand including Ronda Rousey™, Charlotte Flair®, Alexa Bliss® Sasha Banks®, Carmella®, Nia Jax® and Asuka®, as well as Hall of Famers and Legends Trish Stratus®, Lita® and many more.“This historic event marks another milestone in WWE’s women’s evolution,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “The spotlight just got brighter for these athletic, talented women, who will once again showcase to the world that they can break down barriers and blaze their own trails.”Tickets for Evolution will be available Friday, August 24 at 10 am ET via www.ticketmaster.com, NYCBLIVE.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. 10/28 WWE Supershow Results: Asheville, North Carolina (Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Hardy) Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Bliss and James reflect on first Women’s Chamber, Why Kingston should win on Sunday 12/27 WWE Live Results: Long Island and Columbus (Bryan vs. Cena, Rousey vs. Jax) last_img read more

Cal Fire lifts evacuation orders from Lilac Fire

first_img December 10, 2017 Cal Fire lifts evacuation orders from Lilac Fire Posted: December 10, 2017 , center_img ESCONDIDO (KUSI) — All evacuation orders for the Lilac Fire were lifted Sunday after crews managed etch fire lines around 60 percent of the blaze.All roads were re-opened by about 4 p.m., including state Route 76, which was completely re-opened between Oceanside and Interstate 15.Officials were still restricting access to two areas badly damaged by the fire: the Rancho Monserate Country Club in Fallbrook, as well as an area between 5200 Olive Hill Rd and 5800 Olive Hill Road in Fallbrook.The number of firefighters and other personnel battling the Lilac Fire reached a peak of 1,409 today and officials at the central command centersay they’re likely to begin releasing crews from duty now that the fire has reached 60 percent containment.The majority of those crews Sunday worked on strengthening containment lines and putting out hot spots. The fire has largely been contained on its east side near Interstate 15.Their efforts today focused on clearing lines of brush to stop the fire in its tracks on its western side near Bonsall, officials said.”The fire’s looking really good, despite the wind,” Cal Fire public information officer and Battalion Chief Henry Herrera said. “If we can get through today I think we’ll be in pretty good shape for the remainder of this incident.”Firefighters learned about their duties at a 7 a.m. briefing Sunday at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, where a miniature city has been set up with one purpose: To support everything needed to completely extinguish the Lilac Fire.Meals, hoses, breathing masks, office supplies and medical care are all available at the camp.The “trailer city” was set up shortly after the fire broke out, Herrera said. The blaze began at around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, just west of I- 15 and north of Lilac Road in Pala Mesa, amid gusty, arid winds.The fire has held at 4,100 acres since Thursday night. It has destroyed at least 182 structures and damaged 23 others. Thousands of North County residents were forced to evacuate their homes after the blaze broke out.At least 1,500 structures remain threatened, authorities said.Santa Ana winds will gradually weaken this afternoon though humidity will remain very low, according to the National Weather ServiceThe agency’s red flag warning will be lifted at 8 p.m. Sunday.Fire officials began setting up the command center after determining the blaze would need massive man power.It’s a joint command center, which means all decisions are made jointly by leaders from Cal Fire, the North County Fire District and the Vista and Oceanside fire departments.Firefighters from those companies are joined by crews from across the west and as far away as Alaska.They all speak the same firefighting language, Herrera said, which means once new crews arrive they can quickly learn about their assignments and get out in the field without having to learn local jargon.Fire departments and other agencies from in and out-of-state brought with them 22 bulldozers, 163 engines, 24 water tankers and 14 helicopters.The equipment not being used was lined up in parking lots at the Escondido park Sunday afternoon as the camp buzzed with activity preparing for firefighters’ return home that evening.Thousands of breakfasts and dinners are prepared by state prison inmates. Bagged lunches, including vegetarian options, are distributed to crews before they head out to fight the fire.The meals clock in at about 2,000 calories each and are meant to sustain firefighters during the entirety of their grueling shifts, Herrera said.Crews either sleep in hotels or pitch tents in one of the park’s designated sleeping areas.The camp’s “Main Street” consists of a row of trailers that serve every function. One houses the command bosses and another handles accounting for the incident. There’s even one just for making copies of documents.Herrera said that many of the firefighters expected to be released today will be assigned to fight other blazes ravaging Southern California, such as the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, which is at 170,000 acres and growing. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

IDBI Bank posts record loss of Rs 2184 crore for December quarter

first_imgHit by rising bad loans and provisions made to cover them, IDBI Bank reported a record loss of Rs 2,184 crore for the December quarter.The bank had earned a net profit of Rs 102.79 crore in the Oct-Dec quarter in 2014.The Mumbai-based lender’s income fell to Rs 7,361.86 crore in the third quarter of 2015-16, as against Rs 7,935.99 crore recorded in the same quarter a year earlier.Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of the bank increased to 8.94 percent in the quarter from 5.94 percent in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal. The bank’s provisions for bad loans tripled to Rs 3,302 crore in the quarter.The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) mandate to increase provisions for bad loans has hit the public sector banks badly in the quarter, with most of them reporting a sharp plunge in their profits.Earlier this week, State Bank of India, the country’s biggest lender by assets, reported a 62 percent fall in its net profit for the December quarter.SBI’s profitability was dented by a 60 percent increase in provision for bad loans. It earmarked Rs 7,645 crore for non-performing loans in the quarter. The state-owned bank saw its bad loans touch Rs 72,792 crore in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.Public sector banks such as Allahabad Bank, Central Bank of India, Dena Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce have reported massive losses for Q3 due to a drastic increase in provisions for bad loans.Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second largest state-owned bank, reported a 93 percent decline in its profit for the December quarter as the bank had to allocate additional funds for bad loans.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Jay and Silent Bob strike back with a crowdfunded video game

first_imgIf you’ve missed the exploits of Jay and Silent Bob then you’re in luck. There is currently a new crowdfunding campaign for a video game starring everyone’s favorite stoned New Jerseyans called Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch. It will have all of the silliness and crude humor you would expect from the View Askew universe.Both Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be involved with the project along with the SmodCo team and developers, Interabang Entertainment. Naturally, Smith and Mewes will also provide voice over work for Silent Bob and Jay, respectively. The pair will also help with feedback for the storyline to make sure it remains consistent with the world of the films. Talent from other movies like Chasing Amy and Mallrats will also be tapped for this project.As for the game itself, expect a 2.5D sidescrolling multiplayer beat-em-up. You’ll go on a quest to find your lost weed customers who are trapped inside of a gigantic mall, and take on foes with melee attacks and “self-esteem destroying” trash talk. Players will be able to swap between Jay and Silent Bob on the fly or perform special combination moves. The game will have environments based on locations from the movies and beyond.It’s the smack talking that will make this game really feel like a View Askew movie. Instead of destroying foes physically, you can do so verbally. The game will have a branching narrative with different outcomes, some of which will affect boss battles. You can demoralize a boss or even make them an ally, depending on what you say to them. The game will feature a wide array of facial animations that will help make “insult combat” truly standout.The project currently has $19,695 of its $400,000 goal with 37 days left to go. There are a number of tiers as well, ranging from $10, which will get your name in the credits, to $10,000 which will not only get you the game and all of the rewards of the previous tiers, but also an appearance in Kevin Smith’s next movie.If successful, the game is set to launch in Winter of 2018 on Humble Bundle, Mac, Windows, and Steam. If you’re interested in funding the game or just want to know more about it, make sure to head over to the project’s official page.last_img read more

Stepmotherly Centre deliberately depriving Bengal says Mamata

first_imgSagar Island ( South 24 Parganas): Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at the Centre for its step-motherly attitude and trying to deprive Bengal deliberately. She was addressing a gathering here on Friday afternoon.Banerjee conveyed her displeasure that despite the Bengal government’s assurance to the Centre on bearing 74 per cent of the cost of setting up a port at Tajpur, it ( the Centre) sat on their request to construct an iron bridge there for over three years. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe chief minister alleged that while the Centre pours in crores to the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, it does not give a single paisa to organise Gangasagar Mela. “Lakhs of devotees come to Gangasagar from all over the country to take a holy dip on the day of Makar Sankranti, but the Centre contributes nothing. We do not need their money, but such a step-motherly attitude is unfortunate,” she said. Banerjee said the Centre was not releasing funds required to pay those who had worked under the 100- day programme. ” For the past three months the workers are not getting money, and the uncleared amount has reached Rs 2,500 crore. The Centre is not releasing the money, and so we cannot pay the workers. I have asked the administration to pay the workers from our coffers.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWithout naming the BJP, Banerjee said: ” There are some who want to divide our society by inciting one against the other. The Centre must look after the states and not set them on fire by indulging in divisive politics. We live peacefully in Bengal. We have the head priest of Kapil Muni Ashram, an Imam, monks of Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevasram Sangha on the dais and this is the culture of Bengal where people of all religions and sects work together and stay together.” Banerjee said the bridge at Hatania- Doania was nearing completion and after that going to Bakkhali would be easy. Nine new jetties are expected to come up in Gangasagar, and Lot number 8 has been extensively renovated. She urged local people to cooperate with the administration so that the Gangasagar Mela goes off peacefully. ” Devotees from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and all districts of Bengal come to visit the Mela. I will personally monitor to ensure that the pilgrims do not face any problem.” Banerjee urged the people’s representatives to ensure that deprived sections get rice at Rs 2 a kilogram and houses under Bangla Abas Yojna. ” Work for the people as we have to look after the poor and the needy,” she said.last_img read more

Music Mogul and Entrepreneur Dr Dre Im the First Billionaire in Hip

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global If the rumors are true that Apple has indeed offered to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, then co-founder Dr. Dre has reason to celebrate. And in a video posted to Facebook last night, the famous rapper and entrepreneur seemingly confirms the acquisition news. Actor Tyrese Gibson posted a video recording to his Facebook page last night in which Dre comments on the deal (without actually mentioning Apple). Referencing himself, Dre says, “The first billionaire in hip hop, right here from the [expletive] West Coast. Believe it.”I’d embed the video here but Dre and Gibson collectively drop more curse words than I care to count. It’s OK, though. They’re obviously celebrating and having fun.The video has since been removed from Gibson’s Facebook page but you can watch it here via YouTube.News broke late yesterday that tech giant Apple is in talks to buy Beats for $3.2 billion. Beats makes premium headphones and has a recently launched a streaming music service. The deal could be announced officially as soon as today, the Financial Times reported. Beats was founded in 2008 by Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine.Related: Hear That? Apple May Buy Beats Electronics in $3.2 Billion Mega Deal. 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Register Now » May 9, 2014last_img read more

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future of Ecommerce

first_img 6 min read November 8, 2016 Few industries are as competitive as ecommerce. Not only are online retailers competing with other online stores and brick-and-mortar locations, but also the overall noise that is the Internet. We live in a world where consumer attention span is getting shorter and shorter: 40 percent of people abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load, and the average shopping cart is abandoned more than 68 percent of the time. I’m hard pressed to find an ecommerce site that is not constantly scrambling to engage more and drive more sales.Technology is finally helping with those efforts in a big way. Artificial intelligence (AI), which has demonstrated its value in industries like marketing, healthcare and finance, is now making a splash in online commerce.Related: Tech Moguls Such as Musk and Bezos Declare Era of Artificial IntelligenceAntoine Blondeau, CEO of the world’s most funded AI company, Sentient Technologies, once said, “Five years from now, we’ll see AI take a bigger role in making decisions, creating pre-emptive solutions, and delivering insights. Society will become much more efficient as a result. Think logistics, ecommerce, healthcare, finance — in all these domains and others we will start to see massive gains from AI. We’ll be able to leverage AI systems to help get things to where they need to go faster and cheaper, we’ll be able to enable people to see and buy things they weren’t even aware existed or even knew they wanted.”Here are three ways AI will impact ecommerce in the coming years:Visual search.Shoppers, say goodbye to impulse control. Software platforms that drive ecommerce websites are creating visual search capabilities which allow consumers to upload an image and find similar/complementary products. The visual search capabilities, particularly via mobile, “reads” the item for clues — color, shape, size, fabric and brand. This helps consumers to find exactly what they are looking for right away.“In the age of Snapchat, Instagram, and the rapidly reducing attention spans of the digital age, AI-driven platforms will be essential to ecommerce success,” says Akash Bhatia, cofounder and CEO of Infinite Analytics, a deep machine learning and predictive analytics platform for retail.A consumer doesn’t even have to be shopping to see something they would like to purchase — a new pair of Nike’s at the gym or a friend’s new dress — to easily find similar items on your ecommerce store.Related: Top 10 Best Chatbot Platform Tools to Build Chatbots for Your BusinessOffline to online worlds merge.These visual search capabilities can now create ties from online to offline like never before. As retailers redefine the way consumers engage with their brand, retail of the future will have more information about shoppers to improve their customer service, ultimately to create the opportunity to sell more items. The offline to online experience requires minimal steps to shop and purchase, providing a sense of autonomy to the consumer.Shopping in the future will use AI to gather information you’ve posted on the website, such as a product review, to service you in their brick-and-mortar counterpart better and make suggestions accordingly.Related: How to Create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot For Free Without CodingPersonalization.Personalization in ecommerce is nothing new. But thanks to emerging AI technologies, online brands of all sizes will have increasing access to tools laser-focused on personalization.Many retailers currently use collaborative filtering to provide customers with recommendations. These collaborative filters base their results on most viewed history, best sellers, evergreen trends and other general parameters. But collaborative filters are limited because they only gather data from one channel, be that the online store, the brick and mortar store, or the mobile application. AI brings a seamless customer experience across all of those channels.“Personalization is a multi-dimensional problem,” says Bhatia. “A lot of information gathered on shopping habits is very subtle, requiring a lot of data to be analyzed for proper personalization. With deep learning algorithms, online retailers can continuously learn every new signal as it gets uncovered to showcase personalized products better.”Virtual personal shopper.Julie Bornstein, COO of the AI-enabled Stitch Fix, has said, “Traditional retailers work off the premise that consumers like to shop and that they have the time to shop. But there are people who are better at shopping and can save shoppers time.”So the dream of many consumers to have a personal shopper is more practical than ever before. Sure, there are subscription services like Stitch Fix, Trunk Club or Birchbox, but there are a growing number of ecommerce stores integrating sophisticated AI technologies specific to their online store to shop on behalf of users. The North Face is an excellent example of this. The brand recently launched their AI technology to help you “find the perfect jacket for your next adventure.”Related: Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your MindBrands are creating more interactive shopping experiences to provide product recommendations based on natural conversation and cognitive data derived from AI. The intelligent shopping assistants are faster than humans, can analyze huge quantities of data in minimal time, and perform human-like interactions that have ‘personalities’ designed to reflect that brand’s image. Virtual personal shoppers will become an entertaining and engaging point of contact for users.Your audience is open to AI.A study from the research firm J. Walter Thompson, reveals that consumers are interested in how AI will be used in retail: 70 percent of US millennials say they would appreciate a brand or retailer using AI technology to show more interesting products. And 72 percent believe that as the technology develops, brands using AI will be able to accurately predict what they want.“The opportunity to leverage AI for superior customer service is there and for retailers to thrive they should be leveraging AI to make shopping experiences more personal for every user,” says Bhatia. The opportunity for Personalization 3.0 is exciting, and it is not just large online retailers that can take advantage of these tools. The options are growing for ecommerce brands of any scale to leverage AI to break down silos, create intellectual personalization capabilities, and monetize products. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 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Nicaraguan government blames opposition for 197 protest deaths

first_imgMANAGUA, Nicaragua – The Nicaraguan government on Tuesday accused the opposition of “coup-driven terrorism” and blamed it for 197 deaths that have occurred in nearly four months of protests against President Daniel Ortega.Rosario Murillo, who is Ortega’s wife, vice president and chief government spokeswoman, made the allegation to state media.She vowed that protesters and opposition sympathizers who have been convicted over the unrest, would “pay for their crimes.”The death toll of 197 presented by Ortega’s government is far lower than the toll given by human rights organizations in the country.One such prominent organization, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, says 317 people have been killed and at least 2,000 wounded in brutal repression by Ortega’s security forces against the protests.“Those figures are being manipulated” to damage the image of Nicaragua’s government, Murillo asserted.She counted 22 police officers killed, but just five university student protesters.More than 130 opposition figures have been arrested and charged with terrorism offenses under a new law that carries penalties of up to 20 years in prison.Protesters determinedOrtega, in a flurry of interviews with foreign media late last month, asserted that the unrest was over and the country was “normalizing.” He said the turmoil was fomented by the United States.However, opposition figures have said they will keep up the protests to demand Ortega and Murillo step down.They are determined to see “a free Nicaragua,” a student opposition leader, Lesther Alemán, 20, told AFP in an interview this week.Another university student in Managua who would not be identified for fear of official reprisal, said: “Many of our comrades have been arrested. We know they are being tortured, that they are being held without eating.”Every day, dozens of Nicaraguans flee over the southern border to Costa Rica to escape what they say is persecution by Ortega’s government and by loyalist paramilitaries.Murillo labeled the protesters “coup-mongers, terrorists, right-wingers, satanists, vandals, criminals.”The United States has repeatedly warned Nicaragua over the violence and repression.On Tuesday, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Francisco Palmieri, tweeted: “We denounce continued arbitrary detentions and call for the release of all individuals arrested for peacefully expressing opposition to the Ortega government.” Facebook Comments Related posts:U.S. government restricts visas for Nicaragua officials over unrest Nicaragua’s Ortega defends parapolice violence as US steps up warning PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gather to support their country during hard times Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Ortega resignslast_img read more

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