When Mashape launched in private alpha last year, the startup described itself as the “Etsy for Cloud Services.” The comparison may be apt: Mashape provides a community marketplace where developers can buy and sell their own APIs.But that’s really just a small piece of what the company is doing, and Mashape is set on rearranging the building blocks of the entire API ecosystem.The startup moves into beta today and is launching a billing system so that developers can both meter and monetize their APIs. No doubt, we have seen phenomenal growth in APIs in the last year, as they are quickly becoming the most powerful way to access data and services. It isn’t simply major companies that are publishing their APIs; almost every startup launches with one (or should) and even individual developers are building and distributing their projects that way.So as the API economy explodes, Mashape hopes to become a place where providers can come to both distribute their APIs, but also easily discover and consume others’. API providers can list their JSON APIs, which using Mashape’s wizard, will in turn auto-generate five client libraries – PHP, Ruby, Python, Objective-C, and Java. The new billing tool lets developers establish a monthly price, API call limits, and the price per additional call. Consumers can use any API listed on the site via one single developer key. They can also play with the various APIs using the online Test Console. Developers can also use their open source, server-side API framework to build and deploy their own APIs.Currently Mashape has more than 110 APIs, both published and private, and as the startup moves beyond its private alpha, that number will only grow. “I believe APIs have no limits,” says co-founder and CEO Augusto Marietti.ReadWriteWeb readers can get fast-tracked access to the beta by using the code “RWW” to sign up. Tags:#APIs#hack audrey watters Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes
On October 17th, Intel is hosting an Immersion Day event at the Connected Health Conference in Boston that we’re calling “SOLVE: Healthcare—Building Better Solutions With Technologies that Matter.”Building on our inaugural SOLVE: Healthcare event hosted by UCSF on March 21st, we—along with leading healthcare delivery organizations and startups—will reiterate and expand upon common themes from the earlier conference. We’ll explore:Taking the digital foundation that has finally emerged in healthcare and transforming this from a “system of record” into a “system of insight.”Moving beyond being “data rich but insight poor” in healthcare.Using predictive AI to prevent chronic care conditions from turning into acute care situations.We’ll also expand our focus to the edges of healthcare, where patients engage with the healthcare system at three different points of care: Bedside, home, and specialty care. The intersection of IoT, AI, and healthcare VR are transforming the edges of healthcare with new insights and are fundamentally altering the point-of-care experience for doctors and patients.Healthcare Analytics at the BedsideReal-time monitoring and AI are transforming the hospital bedside and making costly complications a thing of the past. This is enabling early detection of some of the most common complications that contribute the most to additional hospital costs and increases in length of stay. Doctors can get real-time access to vital point-of-care information and analytics-based alerts for these costly conditions. This enables physicians to spend more time with patients instead of reviewing information.The ICU, for instance, generates a huge amount of patient data. Most of these samples are taken infrequently and must be approved by a nurse, and the information is often low-fidelity and prone to error. And, despite the huge amount of patient data, less than one percent of it is actually available beyond the bedside or within the EHR.Intel’s collaborative partners are putting to work the 99 percent of previously ignored patient data in clinical decision-making with new FDA-cleared intelligence platforms that store all these signals directly from bedside monitors so physicians can get an accurate and complete picture of a trend in patient physiology.Home Care and TelehealthRemote patient monitoring is transforming the way patients are engaged and is making home care the new standard of care. AccuHealth is going after chronic illnesses with an innovative, preventive home-based remote care approach. Chronic illness is responsible for 86% of annual healthcare expenditures in the United States.In Chile, where AccuHealth is based, the average cost of an ER visit ranges anywhere from $50 to $3,000, and the average cost of a day in the hospital starts at $1,800. Costs soar even higher with each care-related procedure and treatment performed. To help prevent these acute events and keep chronic illnesses in check, AccuHealth has developed a patient-centric healthcare model that shifts reactionary, facility-based care to preventive home-based remote care.Using wearable sensors linked to a smart Intel-based monitoring device that connects to the AccuHealth virtual hospital remote monitoring center, patients perform three-to-five-minute “check-ups” throughout the day from the comfort of their homes. Patient data is sent in real-time to a data center where powerful Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors apply data mining and predictive modeling to identify issues so they can be addressed before they escalate. In the event of any alarming shifts, caregivers proactively intervene before an ER visit or hospitalization is required.AccuHealth’s results are promising. They recently monitored 15,000 patients and drove a 42% decrease in ER visits, reducing costs to insurers by up to 50% per patient.Specialty Care TransformedAI, visual computing, and virtual reality are transforming neurosurgery, radiology, and soon pathology. Not only does this result in improved outcomes and improved patient satisfaction, but doctors are more satisfied with their work, too.Surgical Theater creates an enterprise-wide virtual reality medical visualization platform called Precision VR. They take MRI and CT scan images of patient brain/body parts and fuse that together to create immersive 3D environments that are transforming patient education and engagement. This also delivers next-generation surgical planning and navigation capabilities.Patient satisfaction is important. Up to two percent of reimbursement costs in 2017 was lost or gained based on patient satisfaction. Patients can rate their experience via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Results can create new incentives for hospitals to improve quality of care and affect medicare reimbursement and private investment. Shared decision-making between patient and doctor has been shown to reduce the cost of care for patients with preference-sensitive conditions. Engaged patients cost less.This is only a small peek into what we’ll dive into at the SOLVE: Healthcare event. Several other healthcare organizations are using technology in new and unexpected ways. They’re improving and sometimes even saving lives while building a new foundation for healthcare.
Throughout the game, King looked increasingly like a junior version of current NFL back and last season’s No. 2 Chris Carson, bowling defenders on their backs with a ferocious running style.King, Hill and the other backs hit the 300-yard mark, and with Rudolph eclipsing 300 as well, it was the first time that has happened in five years. The Cowboys averaged 10.2 yards per play and 9.0 yards per carry. Hill closed out his sophomore opener with 15 carries for 132 yards. King had six for 95 and Brown had five for 92. It was an electric performance.This is … unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/ujZKendzvZ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 31, 2017Another (technical) first-year guy was Dillon Stoner. It was up in the air as to whether he or freshman and key signing Tylan Wallace would be the No. 2 inside receiver. Stoner was the guy on Thursday. And he was awesome. He played in 29 plays with Rudolph, and when he was in, he was a frequent target. He finished with four catches for 18 yards, but he was key in keeping drives going and momentum pointed in the right direction.The Cowboys’ youngest and most inexperienced players made Tulsa’s No. 1s look silly at times, and the Cowboys’ stars made the Hurricane seem even worse, especially for a team that won 10 games last season.Rudolph, Washington and the defensive starters got OSU out to a 52-17 lead before Taylor Cornelius and the backups took over and held it down for the 59-24 victory.The Cowboys’ next test will be at 7 p.m. on September 8, in Mobile, Alabama. OSU is now 70-41-5 in season-openers, winners in 10 of the past 12 games and 1-0 in the biggest season since, well, you know when.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Tyron Johnson’s manhandling of Tulsa cornerback Kerwin Thomas on his way to a 44-yard fade touchdown was only an indication of what was coming.WATCH: Welcome to the SEAson of Orange! Rudolph to Tyron Johnson to start the night for #OKState! #MA2ON pic.twitter.com/lAutT6MuwB— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 31, 2017James Washington did something similar six minutes later, and the Oklahoma State running backs washed, rinsed and repeated the Hurricane defense over and over again in the Cowboys’ 59-24 season-opening victory.It was the Pokes’ 22nd-consecutive win in a home opener.OSU was impressive but still a little rusty in some areas the first half. Jalen McCleskey let a punt dribble toward the goal line until he didn’t. He picked it up and fumbled in the end zone. It ended in a Tulsa touchdown.Then before the first half ended, Mason Rudolph scrambled to his right and tried to throw deep to his left. He was hit as he threw it, and Petera Wilson came down with it. He plays for the other team, and that ended with a field goal as time expired.But outside of the one blunder, Rudolph was his usual Heisman-worthy self. He wrapped up Game 1 with 303 yards and three touchdowns on 83 (!!!) percent passing. Washington, too. He caught six balls, earning 145 yards and a pair of scores.But the headliner might have been the first-year players. Johnson’s touchdown was on his first play from scrimmage in an OSU uniform. He was as-advertised: 44 yards receiving, 11 rushing, 29 in the return game and all the swagger.Then there was the beauty of J.D. King’s Cowboy debut. On Wednesday, I wrote about the similarities between King and Hill’s progression through their freshmen falls. He made me look brilliant.King swiped the spotlight on just his second collegiate carry when he burst through the middle of the defense and ran high and tight for a 71-yard score. It was the longest OSU run since … 2011. That is, until LD Brown went for 73 later in the fourth.WATCH: Hail to the King! J.D. King goes 71 yards to put #OKState up 28-7! pic.twitter.com/ME0UqldbbH— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 1, 2017
Newcastle captain Lascelles expects battle with Fulham striker Mitrovicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles expects a battle facing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this weekend.Lascelles has paid tribute to his former team-mate, saying the Serb is “smart and physical” and a tough opponent. He said: “Mitro is a good striker; he’s smart, he’s physical, and he can be a nightmare for centre-halves. And they’ve got a good midfield; they try to play good football, too. But we’re paid to do our job, and they’re coming to St James’ Park, so we’ll be full of confidence.“They’re bottom of the league, but they’ve got some good players in their team.“Every game in the Premier League is a difficult game. There’s not one game where you think, ‘Yeah, we’ll easily beat them.’ So we just need to make sure we prepare in the right way and with the same attitude we did at the weekend.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 12: The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson doesn’t seem like someone who should be able to clear a 42-inch box jump with relative ease, but the big man has some serious athleticism. In a video recorded by strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld, Thompson makes the jump from sitting on a bench. That’s some serious explosion.Big Trent got hops! #GoDawgs Video via- Aaron FeldA video posted by DawgsOnTop (@dawgsontop) on Feb 29, 2016 at 3:04pm PSTSome of the smaller Dawgs did the same on the 48-inch box jump.Gonna have to change his name to Human Pogo Stick, 48″ Box jump, no sweat for @_CRADICULOUS. @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/azTR9sv44N— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Several guys the 48″ Box. @LCarter_25, @_CRADICULOUS, @FourTheGame, and Dom Sanders. @coach_sinclair #ATD #bunnies pic.twitter.com/sBVwrPT1UJ— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016@StevenVanTiflin @_AyeeLilWuan @TrentJolly78 @Greyson_Lambert @tanstumpey @RidleyCa competing today! @coach_sinclair pic.twitter.com/BsuVXbHBOo— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016…and then we have a few guys clearing 54 inches.@WillyCinthacut @LuxuryLife1K @iAMPrinceMauger @ReggieD25 Hitting them high boxes @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/9MmCBSjrAC— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Well, we’re impressed.[Field Street Forum]
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to be a father – for the seventh time, in fact. Monday, Harbaugh announced at one of his program’s camps that he and his wife Sarah are pregnant with their fourth child together. Harbaugh, now 52 years old, also has three children with his former wife, Miah.Harbaugh’s first marriage, which lasted from 1996 to 2006, saw three children – Jay, James and Grace. Jim and Sarah, who were married in 2008, also have three children – Addison, Katherine and Jack. Sarah is 38 years old, if you were wondering.Jim Harbaugh is having another kid. Found out yesterday. “Attacking this pregnancy with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”— Matt Pargoff (@MaizeBlueNews) June 20, 2016Jim Harbaugh announces at camp his wife is pregnant— The D Zone (@TheD_Zone) June 20, 2016Congrats to the Harbaugh family.
Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B) The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Transportation industry analysts say Bombardier Inc. is a high-risk investment that has room to grow after the recent share price collapse they called overdone.The Montreal-based company’s shares are trading near where they were in early 2015 even though its profitability has nearly doubled.Bombardier shares have fallen more than 60 per cent since July on concerns about its hefty debt and its ability to generate promised free cash flow.Even with Monday’s 24 per cent rebound to $2.07, Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial says the selloff is unjustified, maintaining his target price at $5.50.Given market conditions, analysts expect Bombardier will delay the repurchase of the Caisse de depot’s 27.5 per cent stake in its railway division valued at more than US$2 billion beyond the February date when it can act.They also describe the investigation by Quebec’s securities regulator into Bombardier’s executive stock plan as “noise”, adding it could take a few months to resolve.
“One hundred per cent of electricity in Quebec is from renewable resources,” he said. “Also, Quebecers are less rich than other Canadians, meaning they consume less energy, have less cars.”But the automobiles Quebecers do drive are increasingly gas-guzzling, according his report.Sales of vehicles such as trucks, SUVs and pick-ups in Quebec increased by 246 per cent between 1990 and 2017 and gasoline sales jumped 33 per cent during the same period. Every year since 2015, sales of those types of vehicles have overtaken car sales.“Among the 3.7 million Quebecers who had a job in 2016 and who worked away from home, 78 per cent said they primarily used a personal vehicle to get there,” the report noted. Montreal – Quebec’s premier is quick to reject “dirty” oil from Western Canada in favour of hydro power, but new data indicate the province’s citizens are buying record amounts of gasoline and increasingly purchasing trucks and bigger homes.Quebecers are widely seen across the country as environmentally conscious, but per capita, they are some of the highest consumers of energy on the planet, according to a report prepared by researchers at Universite de Montreal’s business school.Premier Francois Legault recently provoked the ire of western Canadians when he reminded journalists how there was “no social acceptability” in his province for a “dirty energy” pipeline from Alberta. His comments drew rebukes from pundits and western leaders such as Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who said Legault “needs to get off his high horse.”Prof. Pierre-Olivier Pineau, co-author of the report on energy use in Quebec, said people have a point when they criticize the province for its public stance on fossil fuels compared to the behaviours of its citizens.“Yes, there is a certain degree of hypocrisy in all humans, and obviously, with regards to certain positions that Quebecers take (on energy), there is some hypocrisy there.” Pineau said in an interview.Quebecers do have some bragging rights, however, when it comes to green living, he explained.Per capita carbon emissions in Quebec are the lowest in the country, Pineau said, and the province has decreased its overall emissions by 11 per cent since 1990.But that success is less attributed to choice and more to circumstance, Pineau explained. And the report indicated that between 1990 and 2016, the average surface area of a home in the province increased by 17 per cent.Moreover, on a per capita basis, Quebecers consume significantly more energy than the global average, as well as citizens in countries such as China and Germany _ and almost as much as in United States.And while Pineau’s report suggests Quebecers should boast less about their environmental credentials, it also slays a common line of attack against the province.Following Legault’s “dirty” oil comments, news organizations and social media platforms were filled with comments about Quebec’s hypocrisy for accepting foreign oil from human rights-abusing countries while rejecting western energy.The report, however, indicates as of June 2018, 94 per cent of oil in Quebec came either from the United States or Canada.Since 2015, Enbridge’s Line 9B pipeline reversal has helped ensure that 53 per of the oil consumed in Quebec comes from western Canada _ compared to roughly 10 per cent in 2014.The rhetoric from Quebec leaders and activists, as well as the policies of the federal government, are alienating western Canadians, said Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada.Bernier, who quit the Conservative party to start his own last September, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s inability to get a pipeline built is contributing to the deep discount of Canadian oil sales and frustration among citizens in the West.“Yes, (alienation) is real,” Bernier said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “I was there in Alberta. I feel it. People feel rejected by Trudeau’s policies. They feel misunderstood by traditional politicians.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
While this change allows hiring managers to draw from a larger pool of applicants, the Ministry says potential employees are still required to meet the same core competencies as before and must demonstrate equivalent skills and experience before they can be hired.Once hired, employees must take additional training not covered by degree programs. On-the-job training is under the direct supervision of a senior social worker and a supervisor. Employees must complete a six-month probation period that tests classroom teaching in the real world.Implementation of Grand Chief Ed John’s report is a priority in the minister’s mandate letter. This is the first change to frontline worker entry-level qualifications in 20 years.The move is expected to help address ongoing challenges in recruiting and retaining frontline staff.It is intended to give the Ministry more flexibility to identify community-specific needs, particularly for Indigenous and remote communities, and hire appropriately by considering an applicant’s combination of education and experience in relevant fields beyond social work.The revised criteria align with hiring practices in most jurisdictions in Canada. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Children and Family Development has expanded the educational and experiential requirements for new frontline workers, in line with recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report on Indigenous child welfare, to better respond to the evolving needs of vulnerable children and families.According to MCFD, preference will continue to be given to applicants with a degree in social work or child and youth care. With this expansion, however, hiring managers are now also able to consider the combination of a related degree, post-graduate diploma or post-graduate certificate in a human services field, along with a minimum two years of post-degree work experience.The Ministry says this will enable more diversity in the workforce and a greater number of skilled applicants for positions in hard-to-recruit areas of the province.
New Delhi: The world’s largest polling exercise began Thursday with an estimated 9 crore Indians coming out to vote for electing 91 parliamentarians in the first phase of over-a-month-long Lok Sabha elections for which the Modi government has made nationalism its core pitch even as poll-related violence saw at least two deaths.Complaints poured in about missing voter names and glitches in electronic voting machines in some areas, while Naxal-affected regions of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh saw IED blasts and clashes with security forces, though officials maintained the polling was largely peaceful with moderate-to-large voter turnout. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsWest Bengal, where voting took place for two Lok Sabha seats, saw the maximum 81 per cent voting, while state election officers put the voting percentage at 73 per cent in Andhra Pradesh, where violent clashes left at least two persons dead. Some reports put the number of deaths in poll-related clashes at three. The 91 Lok Sabha constituencies, spread across 18 states and two union territories, have more than 14 crore voters – about one-sixth of nearly 90 crore total electorate in India. A total of 1,279 candidates are in the fray for these seats. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayVotes for all 543 seats would be counted on May 23 after the end of the seven-phase polling on May 19. An estimated 1.5 crore young voters in the age group of 18-19 years would vote for the first time across the seven phases. In the first phase, the BJP has sought to defend 32 seats, including those being fought by senior party leader Nitin Gadkari and five other union ministers, and also expand its tally in states dominated by regional players last time. The main opposition party Congress is hoping to defend seven seats it won in 2014, besides eyeing gains in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Voting also took place in 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, 32 in Sikkim, 57 in Arunachal Pradesh and 28 seats in Odisha. The first-phase Lok Sabha constituencies included all 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh, 17 in Telangana, five in Uttarakhand, two in Meghalaya, two in Arunachal Pradesh and lone seats in Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep. Besides, eight seats in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Maharashtra, five in Assam, four each in Bihar and Odisha, two each in Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal and one seat in Chhattisgarh are also part of the first phase. These states are having multi-phase voting. The poll panel did not share the overall polling percentage at its briefing, saying the data was still being collated. However, the estimates pegged the total voter turnout in the first phase at around 9 crore. The Election Commission said Bihar saw 50 per cent turnout, the lowest for the first phase. The two seats in J&K – Jammu and Baramulla – recorded 54.49 per cent vote, down from 57.19 per cent in 2014. The state also saw protests over defective EVMs in some areas and at least one incident of firing. In Andhra Pradesh, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is seeking to retain power but is facing a stiff challenge from YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. In Telangana, the ruling TRS is hoping for an encore in Lok Sabha polls after sweeping the December assembly elections, while both Congress and BJP are looking to increase their respective tallies. In Uttar Pradesh, BJP is facing the newly-formed SP-BSP-RLD alliance. In Muzaffarnagar, RLD chief Ajit Singh took on BJP’s Sanjeev Balyan, while his son Jayant Chaudhary was pitted against Union minister Satyapal Singh in Baghpat. In Maharashtra’s Nagpur, Union Minister Gadkari faced Congress candidate and former BJP MP Nana Patole, while his party colleague Hansaraj Ahir is seeking a fourth term from Chandrapur. In Bihar, LJP leader Chirag Paswan was in the fray from Jamui against Bhudeo Chaudhary of RLSP. In the North East, Union Minister Rijiju is seeking re-election from Arunachal West. In Assam, former CM Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav was in the fray in Kaliabor.