Kraków Główny station concourse opened

first_imgPOLAND: A new concourse beneath Kraków Główny station was inaugurated by PKP SA on February 15, completing a project to rebuild the city’s main rail, bus and local transport gateway to modern European standards.Built at cost of 130m złoty co-funded by the EU, the 12 630 m² concourse offers 28 ticket counters, ticket vending machines, information desks and left-luggage facilities, as well as a selection of retail outlets and free wi-fi. Stairs, escalators and lifts provide easy access to every platform, as well as the tram stop located beneath the station hall. There is direct access to the bus station to the east, and the Galeria Krakowska shopping centre to the west. As part of the work the station’s platforms have been lowered from 960 mm to 760 mm to meet TSI standards, and the canopies redesigned. Kraków Główny has seen ongoing redevelopment work since the 1980s, when it was decided that its three platforms serving five tracks should be replaced by more extensive facilities. An adjacent depot was relocated, freeing land for the construction of five island platforms serving 10 tracks. Provision was made for the future concourse, which has now been fitted out. The fate of the former station building dating from 1847 is still to be determined.last_img read more

Getting Value Out of Predictive Analytics Today and Preparing for the Future

first_imgIn a recent interview with Andy Bartley, senior solutions architect in the Health and Life Sciences Group at Intel, we dove into the topic of predictive analytics and the role it plays in healthcare today and into the future.During the interview, Andy framed the discussion well when he said that hospitals have made investments in EMR and other digital clinical applications and these data stores represent a rich opportunity for healthcare. Data is the precursor to predictive analytics and healthcare is primed to take advantage of this opportunity.There are a wide variety of predictive analytics already seeing good results in healthcare.  Some of those analytics include predicting hospital acquired conditions like sepsis and activating a rapid response team to be able to handle the clinical situation. Another operational example is around hospital staffing ratios and predicting staffing needs so your organization is not overstaffed or understaffed.  Andy also suggested that revenue cycle management was seeing success with predictive analytics that recommends the best course of action when collecting payments.Given these use cases, the benefits are obvious: improved revenue, improved outcomes from hospital acquired conditions, decreased staffing costs, avoiding lost revenue as patients are routed to other hospitals, and increased patient throughput to name a few.I also asked Andy if these predictive analytics were only going to be available for the largest organizations or whether they would scale down to smaller hospitals as well. He gave a mixed response suggesting that some AI and precision health efforts are going to require large data sets that will require a smaller hospital to partner with the larger hospitals. However, Andy did say that many use cases will apply to hospitals of all sizes since many of them just rely on EHR data which the majority of hospitals have in place.The reality is that predictive analytics are never “done” since they can always be improved by adding more data over time. Therefore, instead of focusing on perfection, a hospital should focus on if the predictive model’s result was good enough to show improvement over the status quo. Essentially, hospitals shouldn’t be afraid of the data they don’t have, but instead, they should focus on the data sets and models they do have which will show improvement over the status quo.That just gives you a small flavor of the insights Andy shared in the full video interview you can watch below. Additionally, Andy dives into the barriers affecting predictive analytics including the need to get the technology, people, and process right. He also dives into how to push these analytics down to the point of care and ensure they are actionable analytics that benefit the provider who receives them.  This is essential to building providers’ trust in analytics. Finally, Andy provides a look at what organizations can do to leverage predictive analytics over the next five to ten years.Watch the full video interview with Andy Bartley to learn all the details about what’s happening with predictive analytics today and things you can do to prepare for it in the future:Where are you at in your predictive analytics journey? In what ways has it generated value for your organization? What are you doing to prepare for it in the future?last_img read more

Jarencio lightens up Batang Pier mood amid playoff chase; Elite stay in quarterfinal hunt

first_img‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte In only his first conference in charge, the former UAAP champion coach of University of Santo Tomas has injected a light and positive atmosphere within the Batang Pier as they make a push for a playoff spot.The Batang Pier went on to register a 108-91 victory over the Picanto as they stayed on track for a Top 6 finish at the end of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Coach is like a friend to us, but at the same time we give him the utmost respect,” Araña said in Filipino. “The atmosphere has been great whether we win or we lose. Every time we lose, he tells us to move forward and focus on the next game.”Jarencio’s approach is paying dividends with the Batang Pier improving to 5-5 for a tie of sixth spot with Barangay Ginebra heading into their final game of the elimination round against Phoenix Petroleum on March 2. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “The mind-set right now is to try to get into that Top 6 so we will play a best-of-three series in the quarterfinals,” said Sean Anthony, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes on the floor. “We want to be playoff-ready and that Phoenix game is another playoff game.”Later, Blackwater tightened up its defense down the stretch to close out the elimination round with an 83-78 trouncing of Phoenix Petroleum to keep its quarterfinal hopes alive.Mike DiGregorio, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose each finished with 14 points, while JP Erram continued his stellar showing with 12 points and 19 boards for seventh double-double of the conference as the Elite wound up with a 5-6 record.“We’re hoping that five wins will be enough for a playoff for the quarterfinals. We’re looking forward to playing more games this conference,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Altas seek 11th NCAA men’s plum vs Chiefs BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (left) dribbles his way past KIA’ s Reden Celda. —SHERWIN VARDELEONWith more than a minute remaining and victory against KIA in the bag last Wednesday night, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio gave Ryan Araña a free rein to call a play during a timeout, much to the surprise of the veteran forward.Although Batang Pier guard Stanley Pringle scored on the next possession, the play designed by Araña wasn’t executed, drawing a laugh from Jarencio and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Asus Zenfone C launched at Rs 5,999

first_imgTaiwanese tech major Asus has introuced an all new entry-level handset in the Indian market: the Zenfone C. The Asus Zenfone C-ZC451CG has been launched in India at a price tag of Rs 5,999.The device is now available online via Flipkart. The company has also announced the Zenfone C will be up for grabs via Asus Exclusive Stores starting February 18, 2015.   The Asus Zenfone C is an entry-level handset. It fearures a 4.5-inch FWVGA TN Panel display with a 480×854 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel CloverTrail processor with quad-thread Hyper-Threading Technology alongside 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via micro-SD card.The dual-SIM device runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with the company’s Zen UI on top. It sports a 5MP rear auto-focus PixelMaster camera. According to Asus, the PixelMaster technology can capture up to 400 per cent brighter photos in low-light conditions, even without needing a flash. There is also a 0.3MP front facing camera onboard the device.Connectivity options on the device include: 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. It is backed by a 2100mAh removable battery which is rated to deliver nearly 30 hours of 3G talk time and over 10 days of standby, according to Asus.     In addition, the Asus Zenfone C comes with SonicMaster audio that according to the company can enable the device to deliver an output voltage that’s up to 25 per cent greater than competing smartphones.The Asus Zenfone C will face stiff competition from the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Lenovo A6000 and the Motorola Moto E.advertisementlast_img read more

Miss France Iris Mittenaere wins Miss Universe 2016

first_imgIt has been a close competition from the word go. With all the contestants being big achievers in their professional careers, before the entered the pageant, it was a tough call for the esteemed panel of judges to make their final call.But the one who emerged the winner finally was Miss France, Iris Mittenaere. Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier was placed the first runner-up, while Colombia’s Andrea Tovar finished as the second runner-up. The Philippines’ Maxine Medina, Thailand’s Chalita Suansane and Kenya’s Mary Esther were the other ‘top 6’ contestants.Picture courtesy: Twitter/@MissUniverseTwenty-three years of age, Mittenaere is currently pursuing a degree in dental surgery. During the pageant, she says she would like to use the Miss Universe platform to spread awareness about to dental and oral hygiene around the world. Mittenaere is also an extreme-sports fanatic; she loves travelling and cooking French dishes.Though Miss India Universe, Bengaluru girl Roshmitha Harimurhty did not make it even to the top 13, Miss Philippines–the pageant is being held in Manila, Philippines, this year–went only as far as ‘Top 6’, and got eliminated when the ‘Top 3’ were announced, which were Miss France, Miss Colombia and Miss Haiti.The hosts for the show, plus-size model Ashley Graham, and TV show host Steve Harvey–who’s now famous for last year’s big Miss Universe name mess up–kept the evening light and lively on the morning of December 30, 2017.last_img read more

Pat Banks Charity Day

first_imgThis is the most aggressive tumour in existence and unfortunately, is an incurable condition. The medical expense involved in giving Pat the best quality of life is considerable, so to help the family off set this cost, Sunshine Coast Touch has joined forces with the Banks family to organise the “Pat Banks Fight for Life 5-a-side Mixed Touch Charity Day”. This will be a great day of fun, fitness, and friendship as we come together to play a bit of tippy tap, have a lot of laughs, enjoy some good food, drink and company, and help raise some funds for a very worthy cause and a most deserving friend of the Touch community. Nominations – $150 per team Date – Sunday 16th May Time – Games will start at 9am Nominations Close – Saturday 8th May 2010 Divisions – Mixed Juniors Under 17, Mixed Opens, Mixed Seniors. Venue – Caboolture Touch Fields, Morayfield.Related Filespatbanks_fundraiser_webuse-jpgpat_banks_nomination_form-doclast_img read more

10 months ago​Liverpool striker Firmino: Chasing ‘Invincibles’ not impossible

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool striker Firmino: Chasing ‘Invincibles’ not impossibleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Roberto Firmino has admitted they are thinking about emulating Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ this season.As the Reds overcame Manchester United 3-1, they are still unbeaten in the league.While they still have a long road ahead to finish the whole league season unbeaten, it is a goal they want to achieve.”Of course it’s very difficult to stay unbeaten in this league,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.”We’ll only do it with hard work.”That’s what we’ve been doing until now, including going back right to the start when we came back for pre-season.”We need to keep focused and fighting until the end to reach our goals and see where that gets us by the end of the season.”This team has lofty ambitions and aims high. We are going for titles, we are a big club, we are always fighting for trophies.”We’ll continue playing well, the way we are, and we’ll see where it gets us.” last_img read more

11 days agoChelsea ace Willian: Weird having Lampard as manager

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea ace Willian: Weird having Lampard as managerby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian is happy having a former teammate in charge at Chelsea.Chelsea handed Frank Lampard the reins to his former club after Maurizio Sarri decided to join Juventus in the summer, and Willian is happy working with him.The Brazilian played alongside Lampard at Stamford Bridge between 2013 and 2014, and has revealed that he tipped his former colleague to make the leap into coaching.Willian said: “It’s a bit weird he is my boss now, but I am very happy to work with him again.“He has given me the confidence to play. He wants me to be happy.“He was an intelligent player, one of the best in his position. A quality player.“When you see players like him you can say maybe in the future, he can become a manager.“A part of the performances I have had in the past couple of games I have to dedicate to him.” last_img read more

UNC’s Student Newspaper Took Shots At Duke, Coach K In Today’s Weather Section

first_imgUNC student newspaper takes shot at Coach K in weather report.As ESPN’s Dick Vitale has made us all aware, Duke vs. North Carolina is the best rivalry in the sport of college basketball. And with every great rivalry comes some aptly-timed trash talk. UNC’s student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, kicked things off right Wednesday morning, just hours ahead of tip-off at Cameron Indoor.In the weather section of today’s issue, you’ll find two shots at the Blue Devils. While it will be 36 degrees outside Wednesday, it still won’t be “as cold as Coach K’s heart.” Thursday, the sky will be the “right shade” of blue.from @dailytarheel. yup, the game is tonight. pic.twitter.com/Z5SwUiDNAk— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 18, 2015Given the fact that Coach K attended the late Dean Smith’s funeral, we’re not so sure about that first dig. Regardless, we hope Duke responds in some fashion.last_img read more

NYK Adds New IntraAsia Car Transport Service

first_imgzoom Japan’s shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has launched a new, twice-monthly car transport service, “Ruffles Ao Dai RORO Express (REX)”, linking Hai Phong in Northern Vietnam with Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and Laem Chabang, Thailand.On October 8, 2016, the NYK-operated car carrier Modern Link arrived in Hai Phong for the first call and the company held the inauguration ceremony for the new service.According to the company, the previous service for Northern Vietnam was a once-monthly service, calling the port of Cai Lan. Now, the new service calls the port of Hai Phong, which is close to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and increases the number of calls to twice a month, NYK said.NYK said it would attempt to meet the demand for the transportation of finished cars to Vietnam, a country experiencing strong economic growth.The new service is expected to help NYK improve its position in the currently depressed shipping market, following the company’s recent announcement that it expects to see a record loss of JPY 195 billion (USD 1.9 billion) for its shipping and air cargo businesses.last_img read more