Bank lending to property limited following crash, says Jones Lang LaSalle

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Sylla completes medical ahead of QPR exit

first_imgQPR striker Idrissa Sylla has completed a medical ahead of a proposed return to his former club Zulte Waregem.AdChoices广告The Guinean, 28, played for the Belgian top-flight side prior to a move to Anderlecht, who sold him to Rangers in August 2016.He has been surplus to requirements at Loftus Road for some time, with successive QPR managers omitting him despite a decent goalscoring record.Sylla has scored 17 times for the R’s, having started just 28 league matches during his time in west London.Rangers have tried to offload him during previous transfer windows without success, but a deal has been agreed for him to join Waregem on a free transfer.Sylla has six months remaining on his contract. His last QPR appearance came in the 3-0 home defeat against Bristol City in August. See also:QPR set to finally offload striker SyllaQPR likely to rest players against LeedsStriker Sylla leaves QPR on free transfer Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

“Unbelievable disappointment” – Leicester outcast gets flak following contract termination claim

first_imgYesterday Fenerbahce lost to their arch-rivals Trabzonspor and the Turkish giants are now sitting just a point above the relegation zone. The Yellow Canaries are experiencing their worst ever start to a league campaign and more criticism has been aimed towards Islam Slimani after the Leicester City loanee put in another disappointing performance.Slimani has only managed to score one league goal for Fenerbahce since joining from Leicester City and his contribution yesterday has been questioned.Speaking about the Algerian, well known Turkish correspondent Mehmet Demirkol said in Fanatik: “Slimani… He is doing literally nothing in front of goal, it is incredible. He couldn’t make a simple pass that resulted in a Trabzonspor goal. He’s an unbelievable disappointment.”Embed from Getty ImagesThis latest criticism comes after a claim last week Fenerbahce are considering terminating their contract with the Leicester City player in the new year. The coaching staff are said to be be unimpressed with the attacker and are looking to bring in a replacement when the window opens.A return to the Foxes could be on the agenda in January, but it doesn’t seem like he has a future under Claude Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comThere Are Many Handsome Guys in Tung Chung Who Happen to Be Single!Perfect-Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Drink Your PBR Now, Because Pabst Is in Serious Trouble

first_imgThe only other company that could handle Pabst’s needs is Anheuser-Busch, but they don’t do contract brewing. There’s TERRIBLE news today for hipsters, steel workers, and everyone in between:  Pabst Blue Ribbon is on the verge of going EXTINCT. And Pabst says it has proof that MillerCoors is trying to extort them with the new deal because it will put Pabst out of business, so MillerCoors can grab a bigger market share. Here’s what’s going on.  Pabst has something called a contract brewing deal with MillerCoors, where MillerCoors brews, packages, and ships its beer.  Pabst, and other smaller companies, just don’t have the infrastructure to do that themselves. Pabst’s deal with MillerCoors started in 1999 and is scheduled to end in December of 2020 . . . and MillerCoors says they’ll only renew it for almost TRIPLE the price. So Pabst is suing MillerCoors to keep their contract deal.  The trial is going on in Milwaukee right now, and it’s scheduled to last until the end of the month. And if Pabst loses . . . well, it seems like they won’t have any choice but to go out of business.last_img read more

Creating a Personalized Touring Plan in the Lines App – Part 2: Toddler Video

first_imgHave any questions about the app or video? Leave them below! Share This!Last week, I showed you how I used a Touring Plan via the Lines app with my toddlers at Walt Disney World. I asked if you would want to see how I created the personalized plan using just the app and a lot of you said yes!In addition to showing how I created my plan, I also share some general tips and tricks when creating plans in the app.I hope you find it helpful!last_img

How Twitter’s App Ecosystem Exploded 6X in the Last Year

first_imgRelated Posts Famously thrilling and troubled web app platform Twitter announced today that it now has 1 million apps developed on top of its microblogging streams, social graph and API. The company says that at this time last year there were only 150,000 apps built on top of Twitter. A 6X expansion of apps built on top of Twitter between the company’s 4th and 5th birthdays is truly remarkable. It’s even more remarkable because it’s been widely alleged that the developer community is unhappy with Twitter’s leadership and feels disinclined to invest in building more apps. Happy or not, this is a huge jump in activity and I think the claim deserves a little investigation. Many people have guessed that the numbers aren’t very solid, but there are a number of explanations that if combined could add up to this big, big jump.Clearly the vast majority of these 1 million apps being built are experimental and never see the light of day. Some are no doubt internally facing at corporations. But there has always been basement tinkerers building on the Twitter API (thank goodness) – why were there 6 times as many last year as there were before? Twitter says that the 1 million apps were contributed by 750,000 developers – so the vast majority are only contributing one “app.” Twitter says that there are multiple factors that contributed. Here are the things I believe have contributed to the big, big growth of app numbers.Website integrations account for a substantial number of what are counted as apps. Tweet buttons and Follow buttons are not included in the 1 million, though, Twitter spokesperson Jodi Olson tells me. WordPress integration of a Twitter account and its Tweets does count, though. As does the @anywhere feature that lets a site display a pop-up about any Twitter whose username is hovered over. This may be a big enough portion of the growth the 1 million number feels a little dishonest; developers critical of Twitter seem to think so and say this is just another example of the company misrepresenting itself for its own benefit.When Twitter killed the unauthenticated version of its API, that did contribute “a one-time spike” in the number of apps the company was able to count, Olson says. That’s probably a very big factor, but it indicates that there were a lot more apps in the wild than the company was aware of, too.Another factor is that many developers are not unhappy with Twitter. The company’s call that developers not build Twitter clients, its acquisition of favored startups in particular sectors, its preferential granting of access to the fire hose of content and an allegedly poor history of communication with its development ecosystem all added up to create the appearance of dissatisfaction. Many people we heard from today said they weren’t unhappy, though.Mobile app integration is on the rise. Tech analyst firm IDC performs quarterly interviews with more than 2,000 mobile app developers and found that 57.5% of mobile apps under development in Q1 included Twitter API integration. In Q2 that number jumped to 62.3%, according to Scott Ellison, IDC’s VP of Mobile and Consumer Platforms. When iOS integrates Twitter and makes it easy for mobile apps to do so too – well, look out numbers.The Salesforce acquisition of Radian6 for over $300 million probably help stir up a lot of app development as well. “Since December 2010, more than $500 million has been invested in ecosystem companies,” Twitter wrote today, “and more than a billion dollars has been paid out in acquisitions.” Finally, there are a shortage of alternatives. Many people I heard from today said they didn’t like building on Twitter but it’s the best source of social data available. That may change when Google Plus releases an API.All of those factors put together could very well contribute to explaining a large increase in developer interest in Twitter over the past year. Especially if you’re willing to accept website integration as “an app.” Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Analysis#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatrick A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Meet Sony’s Cool New Robotic Personal Assistant

first_imgFollow the Puck Tags:#Amazon Echo#personal assistant#robotics#Sony Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Ryan Matthew Pierson When someone talks about a robotic personal assistant, the first thought that might come to mind is Sico, the gigantic rolling robot butler featured in Rocky IV. While Sony certainly has a novel concept on the idea with Xperia Agent, this personal assistant won’t be hand-delivering you a birthday cake anytime soon. Source: SonyOnce finalized, Sony hopes it will enable users to find information about things like traffic and weather, post to their social media accounts, control their home automation devices – all without ever having to look at a screen or pick up your phone. What Is It? At its core, the Xperia Agent is a voice-activated personal assistant. It listens for voice commands, provides quick answers to simple questions, and looks up information on command. Like the Amazon Echo, the Xperia Agent is a small, cylindrical device that sits on a flat surface.  Unlike the Echo, it features an automated camera mounted at its top that rotates, enabling it to see and identify people in the room. It also comes equipped with a projector that offers some visual feedback at its base. Sony hopes the Xperia Agent will enable users to free themselves from their mobile devices and carry on a more casual, natural interaction with technology in their homes. Instead of picking up your mobile phone to check the weather, you can simply ask the Xperia Agent and it will tell you what you need to know. In the future, the Xperia Agent may also connect to your home automation devices, making it a useful control point for the growing Internet of Things, and enabling users to provide a voice or even a gesture command to do things like turn off the lights or set their thermostat. Who Is This Product For? One thing is for certain, this is a clear indication that hardware developers such as Sony are taking a stab at the stationary personal assistant idea popularized by the Amazon Echo. As the product enables users to do things like post to and check their social media accounts, read and display text messages, and do things like switch lights on when someone walks into a room, the Xperia Agent would provide a useful and life-improving tool for the disabled and elderly. Potential users with limited mobility, dexterity or vision will now be able to input and receive information through voice commands or gestures from virtually anywhere in a given space, making a big difference in their lives. In addition, having a tool available that children and adults can use to look up information and ask questions with factual answers is a plus. While many currently use Siri, Cortana, or Google Now on their smartphones for this purpose, having a device listening and ready to provide an answer without your device in hand is can be useful. What We Don’t Know At this point in development, very little is finalized regarding how the Xperia Agent will connect to the Internet, or what its price point will be if and when it comes to market. Sony hasn’t even decided whether the Xperia Agent would require a connection to an Xperia smartphone or tablet to operate and we don’t yet know if this concept design is anything close to the one that will ship.   All that said, what we do know is that Sony is putting its research and development dollars into a product genre that could very well change the way we communicate with the world from our living rooms. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Sony showed off its Xperia Agent concept during Mobile World Congress this week. This robotic personal assistant sits about one foot tall, with a multitude of sensors and features that Sony hopes will raise the bar set by the popular Amazon Echo over the past year. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Now watch cricket through umpires’ eyes

first_imgCricket enthusiasts would soon be able to enjoy the game through the umpires’ eyes.Specially designed sunglasses for umpires would now act as cameras and would be used on Wednesday (February 1) night at the Sydney Cricket Ground for Fox Sports coverage of the Big Bash Twenty20.The glasses are fitted with a micro high definition camera that is wired to a bigger battery, a transmitter and an aerial, which would be kept in a pouch on the umpire’s belt.The new sunglass cameras would allow the TV viewers get the best possible angle for LBW appeals and run outs.last_img

Want to enjoy winning run, we will lose at some point: Sania

first_imgHyderabad, Jan 31 (PTI) Following her Australian Open triumph, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza today said it was an unreal feeling to win three Grand Slam titles in a row and she would try to maintain the winning streak with her swiss partner Martina Hingis. “It?s an unreal feeling. We haven?t lost a match in a long time but also to win three grand slams in a row?it?s what really dreams are made of and I am really excited. It was a perfect way to start the year. We feel really happy. Three slams in a row who would have thought. I am taking a couple of days off before going to Fed Cup in Thailand,” said Sania after her arrival here. Reacting to another query, she said ?Nothing is certain. We still have to go out there and give our best and try and play the best that we can. Fortunately we have been able to do this for so many months and the whole year has been incredible. But the last six months especially. So we are going to keep trying to do that. I think we all know, in sports everyone loses and at some point we are going to lose and until we lose we are going to try and enjoy this streak. “I will leave for Delhi and then for Thailand for Fed Cup and then go to St Petersburg,” she said. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were on Friday last crowned the Australian Open women?s doubles champions after they tamed the spirited Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in straight sets for their 36th win in a row. It was their third consecutive Grand Slam title for Sania and Martina, having won the Wimbledon and US Open in 2015. In an incredible feat, Sania and Martina have now extended their unbeaten run to 36 matches, winning eight titles in a row. They won five straight titles in 2015, starting from the US Open and before the Australian Open now. Asked on her Padma Bhushan recognition, Sania said “I am very honoured and I hope I can be here in the country (to receive the award) and it would be amazing. I was here for the Khel Ratna and hopefully I can be here. It?s a great honour for me and I feel privileged.” PTI VVK BS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more