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Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) Q32013 Presentation

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2013 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Stocks to buy: this FTSE 250 energy company’s rising dividend yield is near 4.4%

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” With the share price near 388p, FTSE 250 energy company Drax (LSE: DRX) is paying a shareholder dividend yielding around 4.4%. And there’s a record of robust cash generation supporting the shareholder payments.The dividend has been rising since 2017. And City analysts expect a further generous single-digit increase in 2021. Meanwhile, since listing on the stock market in 2005, Drax has transformed itself into a cleaner energy company.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why I think Drax is a stock to buyThe Drax coal-fired power station used to belch out great quantities of harmful emissions. But these days, we can forget about its business hurting the environment as much as it once did. In 2020, the company announced that coal-fired electricity generation would end in March 2021, after almost 50 years of operation.In today’s full-year results report, chairman Philip Cox said the company’s purpose is to “enable a zero-carbon, lower-cost energy future.” And now, the Drax power station is fired by sustainable biomass. And it’s all because of a remarkable and sustained policy of investment over the past few years.Since becoming a listed company, Drax has expanded its operations and diversified beyond its single-site power station in North Yorkshire. The business even includes biomass production facilities in the US. But in January, the firm sold its gas generation portfolio, thus further reducing its carbon emissions. And on 8 February, the directors announced the proposed acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy. The firm manufactures and distributes sustainable, low-cost biomass industrial wood pellets in Canada and the US.Cox reckons Pinnacle will “position Drax as the world’s leading biomass generation and supply business.”  The company aims to become not merely a carbon-neutral business but a carbon-negative operation by 2030.  And the key to that ambition is the use of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) technology. The idea is to fire the boilers in power stations with biomass and capture the CO2 emissions for permanent storage (as the name suggests!)A strong niche in the UK’s energy marketI think Drax has carved out a strong and relevant niche for itself in the UK’s modern-day energy infrastructure. Cox expects Drax to “play a major role in delivering the UK’s legally binding objective to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.” And I’m attracted to Drax as an investment proposition. Today’s figures for 2020 show a small increase in adjusted Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) from £410m in 2019 to £412m. And the directors increased the total shareholder dividend for the year by just over 7.5%, signalling their confidence in the outlook.However, the share price has more than tripled since the lows of last spring. And the company has a fair amount of debt. As with all shares, this is not without risk. Perhaps the biggest is the possibility of a fluctuating share price ahead. Indeed, City analysts predict a decline in earnings of around 15% in the current trading year. The company continues to plough a lot of money back into the business and growth in earnings could be hard to achieve ahead. But I’m focused on the dividend and see this as a potential stock to buy and hold for the long term in a diversified portfolio. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: DRX Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Stocks to buy: this FTSE 250 energy company’s rising dividend yield is near 4.4% Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

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Keith Wood chats to Paul O’Connell about the Grand Slam

first_imgFriday Feb 5, 2010 Keith Wood chats to Paul O’Connell about the Grand Slam Former Ireland hooker and captain Keith Wood recently met with Munster and British & Irish Lions player Paul O’Connell to have a chat about what it was like to win the Grand Slam last year, and how Ireland will repeat that success in 2010.Ireland famously won the Six Nations last time around, for the first time in many years. O’Connell talks about the experience, but also touches on how professionalism these days doesn’t allow one to really soak up and savour the victory unfortunately.The Irish legends chat about everything involved in that historic day when they beat Wales with only a few minutes to go. Stephen Jones famously came up short with that final kick, which if it had gone over, would have changed history and taken the Grand Slam away from Ireland.O’Connell feels that despite having the challenge of trying to retain the trophy this year, his side are well prepared and have quality players and leaders who can do it once again.“We’re probably not a lot different from last year,” says O’Connell.“Maybe confidence is a lot different now and there’s maybe a relaxed confidence about the team now. This time a year ago we’d worked hard in the autumn, but really had a poor autumn coming into the Six Nations and we really needed to produce something special and that’s what we did.“We’ve a lot of confidence and knowledge of what we’re doing now under our belt,” he said.They start the tournament by hosting Italy at Croke Park tomorrow. Can Ireland repeat the success of last year, or will someone else step up and make it their season? 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House in Suita / Horibe Naoko Architect Office

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/161074/house-in-suita-horibe-naoko-architect-office Clipboard Photographs Japan House in Suita / Horibe Naoko Architect Office House in Suita / Horibe Naoko Architect OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse in Suita / Horibe Naoko Architect Office Area:  112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/161074/house-in-suita-horibe-naoko-architect-office Clipboard Photographs:  Kaori IchikawaText description provided by the architects. The house is characterized by a very wide picture-like window towards borrowed scenery of a 50-year-old cherry blossom tree. There is a street right in front of the north side of the land, and a high retaining wall of the adjacent land on the south side. Therefore, a room on the south side first floor is unlikely to benefit from the daylight. Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaWe proposed a plan to take advantage of the wonderful cherry blossom tree on the north side. The client wished to separate the dining area and the living room, so we positioned the dining area on the first floor and the living room on the second floor. Two different size picture-like windows were placed on the north side, which provide plenty of daylight and openness. Save this picture!SectionWe planned for smooth flow line for various house works. Ease of movement or convenience was the theme of the first floor where the atelier, kitchen, bathroom, and family closet are laid out. Relaxation is the theme on the second floor, where living room and bedrooms reside. Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaA lawn slope is set up in front of the house, rather than a retaining wall, to lessen the level difference between the land and the street. You can feel comfortable walking toward the house on the greatly curved steps.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAA Visiting School ParisArticlesNest / Randy Brown ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!© Kaori Ichikawa+ 8 Share Houses CopyHouses•Kita Ward, Japan “COPY” 2010 Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHoribe Naoko Architect OfficeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKita WardHousesJapanPublished on August 27, 2011Cite: “House in Suita / Horibe Naoko Architect Office” 27 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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‘Journey for Justice’ caravan begins on West Coast

first_imgBy Lyn Neeley and Judy GreenspanThe San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and Portland, Ore., were the first two stops on the TPS (Temporary Protective Status) workers’ “Journey for Justice” caravan tour, which left Los Angeles on Sept. 21. Traveling in their bus, “La Libertad,” members of the two-month tour will stop in 46 cities to raise awareness and get support for the 300,000 TPS workers who have been stripped of their right to “legally” work in the U.S.On Sept. 22, TPS workers held a press conference and rally in front of the new San Francisco Federal Building, where Nancy Pelosi has an office. They want the federal government to reverse its decision to end TPS for 40,000 immigrant workers, some of whom have been working in the U.S. for nearly 40 years. Most recipients, like Claudia Lainez of Oakland, a national TPS organizer who is on the bus trip with Stephanie, her 20-year-old U.S.-born daughter, are long-term residents with deep ties in their communities.In Portland, a TPS press conference and rally were held Sept. 23 in front of the boarded-up building of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and then moved to the VOZ Worker Education Project center. The windows of the ICE facility have remained boarded up for more than a year, following Occupy ICE demonstrations that lasted from June 17 to Aug. 1, 2019.  Portland is the first U.S. city where Occupy ICE protests were held against Trump’s “Zero Tolerance Policy,” which has led to the arrests of thousands of im/migrants from Mexico while crossing into the U.S. and separated more than 2,300 children from their undocumented parents. During the protests, windows were smashed with rocks and dumpsters were set on fire.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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What we’re reading: Supreme Court nomination begins, new findings of COVID-19

first_imgAnnual flu shot clinic to occur outside, by appointment next month What we’re reading: Countdown to Election Day, latest COVID-19 surge breaks case records Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool) ReddIt printSupreme Court confirmation hearings begin With 22 days until the presidential election, the Senate started the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett this morning, according to the New York Times.Democrats and Republicans are expected to be completely split in the decision with the prediction of Republicans voting yes and Democrats voting no.If the Republicans are able to confirm Barrett before Election Day, conservatives would have a 6-3 majority on the court. The controversial topic of Roe v. Wade, the decision that made abortion a constitutional right, is expected to be an important topic during the hearing. The hearings will continue for the next four days. Hurricane Delta leaves serious damage in Louisiana Louisiana resident Marcus Peterson walking past the damage in his yard after Hurricane Delta hit on Saturday Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Louisiana has been hit hard with hurricanes this season, and this past weekend Hurricane Delta left damage, “but not necessarily despair,” according to Fox News.Residents in Lake Charles, Louisiana, were thankful the damage was not as bad as they thought it was going to be. About 350,000 homeowners in Louisiana were without power after 100 mph winds. Hurricane Delta, along with the other recent hurricanes to hit Louisiana, has brought the community together to work on rebuilding. This hurricane was the 10th this season to hit U.S. land. Study reveals new information about COVID-19A new study by Australia’s national science agency shows COVID-19 can live on glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, according to NBC News. This new study proves how important it is to clean and sanitize surfaces and hands. Compared to the influenza virus, COVID-19 can survive about 11 days longer on specific surfaces. The study also showed that the virus lives longer in cooler temperatures than in warmer which is a positive finding for countries in the southern hemisphere heading into summer.Wisconsin residents protest after police shootingProtestors’ and police lined up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 following a police shooting fatally shooting a black teenager. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)For the fifth night in a row, protests have erupted around Wisconsin following a police officer who shot and killed a Black teenager, according to ABC News. The prosecutor’s decision not to charge the police officer involved in the shooting caused demonstrators to protest in a Milwaukee suburb. The gathering last night was more peaceful than last week’s protests. City Hall reopened today after the past few days of unrest in Milwaukee.  Twitter Sophia Stellas Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Sophia Stellashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-stellas/ Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: October 12, 2020Next articleU.S. appeals injunction in TikTok case Sophia Stellas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sophia Stellashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-stellas/center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Facebook Twitter + posts ReddIt Without a break, TCU students feel more overwhelmed World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Sophia Stellashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-stellas/last_img read more

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TCU student helps open up a new coffee shop in Fort Worth

first_imgFacebook Twitter Collin Sansom holding a cup of coffee at Fort Worth Coffee Co. (Photo courtesy of Hayes MacGregor) First-year experience at TCU Lindsey Bakonyihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-bakonyi/ Lindsey Bakonyihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-bakonyi/ Previous articleChancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hallNext articleHoroscope: March 31, 2021 Lindsey Bakonyi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Lindsey Bakonyihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-bakonyi/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Lindsey Bakonyihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-bakonyi/ Social media post helps former TCU Showgirl launch a jewelry and clothing line Lindsey Bakonyi Linkedin ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt printA bike ride with a friend has led a TCU student on an entrepreneurial journey. Hayes MacGregor, a junior political science major, is among a group of investors who bought out the Craftwork Coffee shop at 4731 Camp Bowie Blvd. and are planning to reopen it under the Fort Worth Coffee Co. brand. The idea to open up this shop came along when MacGregor was on a bike ride with long-time friend Collin Sansom, who is a co-founder of Craftwork Coffee Co. Sansom introduced MacGregor to Josh and Mary Hanna Tyer, who had already started working on the idea of opening up Fort Worth Coffee Co. A customer at Craftwork Coffee. (Photo courtesy of Hayes MacGregor)Fort Worth Coffee Co. is taking over the Craftwork Coffee location on Camp Bowie. Although they are completely separate businesses, they hope to maintain the same down-to-earth community that always existed.Tyer asked MacGregor if he would be interested in helping out starting up the shop and MacGregor felt like it would be a great opportunity “to foster the community and act as intentional stewards.”MacGregor explained that this journey came along very quickly. “We began meeting at the end of February and have been getting ready very quickly,” MacGregor said. “It has been incredible to be able to share just a part of this journey with them.”MacGregor’s main focus was on branding and the media required to start up the shop. He explained it wasn’t necessarily the easiest journey and many obstacles popped up. “The biggest challenge is growing the community and the culture in an already existing space,” MacGregor said. “With any business, there are also many little barriers; from sign design, to city permits, to budget, it is a constant learning process that is made easier with such amazing friends.”MacGregor and his business partners hope the coffee shop creates community collaboration within its co-working space.  Josh and Mary Hanna Tyer working behind the barista bar. (Photo courtesy of Hayes MacGregor)“The coffee culture here in Fort Worth may be small, but it sure is growing,” MacGregor said. The shop is set to open on April 12, 2021. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

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French investigation at standstill four years after journalist Samir Kassir’s murder

first_img LebanonMiddle East – North Africa to go further Organisation News RSF_en Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car June 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French investigation at standstill four years after journalist Samir Kassir’s murder January 14, 2021 Find out more Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon On the fourth anniversary of Franco-Lebanese newspaper columnist Samir Kassir’s murder in Beirut, Reporters Without Borders today voiced its impatience with the slowness of the investigations into his death in a car bombing and reiterated its full support for his family and his widow, Giselle Khoury.“The investigators have made little progress in the four year’s since Kassir’s death,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The complex political situation in Lebanon has had an effect on the investigation but we strongly urge both the French and Lebanese authorities to shed light on this murder. Lebanese journalists will not be able to work safely until those responsible have been punished.”Khoury’s lawyer, William Bourdon, told Reporters Without Borders: “The French investigation has ground to a halt. The investigating judge in charge of the case is about to leave this post and, for the time being, there is no sign of new developments.”The only hope of the case being solved now lies with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which was created in June 2007 after the country was shaken by a wave of bombings and murders whose victims include former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.“I am waiting for information that could confirm that, as a result of what it has learned, the Special Tribunal could extend its investigation to include the Kassir murder, given the links that have been established with the wave of murders over which it has authority,” Bourdon added.An historian and professor at St. Joseph University as well as writing columns for the daily An-Nahar, Kassir was killed on 2 June 2005 outside his home in the Beirut district of Ashrafieh by a bomb that had been put in his car. Newscenter_img LebanonMiddle East – North Africa News February 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Lebanon Receive email alerts News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Police Announce Traffic Checkpoint Will be Conducted friday Night, at Undisclosed Location

first_imglatest #1 Pasadena Police Announce Traffic Checkpoint Will be Conducted friday Night, at Undisclosed Location Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 11:10 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Top of the News Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, March 10, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Pasadena PD officers have investigated 194 DUI collisions which have claimed 4 lives and resulted in another 104 injuries.Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Lookout for Vision

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleYokogawa und ICQ Consultants vereinbaren Kooperation für biopharmazeutisches GeschäftNext articleBust of Black hero of Lewis & Clark trip goes up in Portland Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Vision, a new service that analyzes images using computer vision and sophisticated machine learning capabilities to spot product or process defects and anomalies in manufactured products. By employing a machine learning technique called “few-shot learning,” Amazon Lookout for Vision is able to train a model for a customer using as few as 30 baseline images. Customers can get started quickly using Amazon Lookout for Vision to detect manufacturing and production defects (e.g. cracks, dents, incorrect color, irregular shape, etc.) in their products and prevent those costly errors from progressing down the operational line and from ever reaching customers. Together with Amazon Lookout for Equipment, Amazon Monitron, and AWS Panorama, Amazon Lookout for Vision provides industrial and manufacturing customers with the most comprehensive suite of cloud-to-edge industrial machine learning services available. With Amazon Lookout for Vision, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee, and customers pay by the hour for their actual usage to train the model and detect anomalies or defects using the service. To get started with Amazon Lookout for Vision, visit https://aws.amazon.com/lookout-for-vision/ In today’s manufacturing industry, production line shutdowns due to missed defects or quality inconsistencies can result in millions of dollars of cost overruns and lost revenue every year. To avoid these expensive issues, industrial companies must maintain constant diligence to ensure quality control. Quality assurance in industrial processes typically requires human inspection, which can be tedious and inconsistent at best, or at worst, infeasible. Computer vision brings the speed and accuracy needed to identify defects consistently; however, implementing traditional computer vision solutions can be complex. Building computer vision models from scratch requires large amounts of carefully labeled images for each element of the manufacturing process. Then, teams of data scientists need to build, train, deploy, monitor, and fine tune computer vision models to analyze each individual phase of the product inspection process. Even small changes in the manufacturing process (e.g. replacing an out of stock component with an equivalent alternative, updates to the product specifications, or a change in lighting) means having to retrain and redeploy the individual model and perhaps other models downstream in the production process, which is tedious, complex, and time consuming. Because of these barriers, computer vision-powered visual anomaly systems remain out of reach for the vast majority of companies. Amazon Lookout for Vision offers customers a highly accurate, low-cost anomaly detection solution that uses computer vision to process thousands of images an hour to spot defects and anomalies – with no machine learning experience required. Customers send camera images to Amazon Lookout for Vision in real-time to identify anomalies, such as damage to a product’s surface, missing components, and other irregularities in production lines. Utilizing a machine learning technique called few-shot learning (where the machine learning model is able to classify data based on a very small amount of training data), the service needs as few as 30 images of the acceptable and anomalous state as a baseline to begin assessing machine parts or manufactured products. In addition to enabling the service to detect anomalies without large amounts of training data, this capability also allows the service to be adaptable to a wide range of inspection tasks within industrial settings. After analyzing the data, Amazon Lookout for Vision then reports images that differ from the baseline via the service dashboard or the “DetectAnomalies” real-time API so that appropriate action can be taken. Amazon Lookout for Vision is sophisticated enough to maintain high accuracy with variances in camera angle, pose, and lighting arising from changes in work environments. Customers also have the ability to provide feedback on the results (e.g. whether a prediction correctly identified an anomaly or not), and Lookout for Vision will automatically retrain the underlying model so that the service continuously improves. This feature allows the technology to adapt to changes in the manufacturing process and even understand when variations are permissible or not based on customer feedback. This means that customers can be more nimble and adapt their processes based on competitive advantages or external factors impacting their operations. “Whether a customer is placing toppings on a frozen pizza or manufacturing finely-calibrated parts for an airplane, what we’ve heard unequivocally is that guaranteeing only high-quality products reach end-users is fundamental to their business. While this may seem obvious, ensuring such quality control in industrial pipelines can in fact be very challenging,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon Machine Learning for AWS. “We’re excited to deliver Amazon Lookout for Vision to customers of all sizes and across all industries to help them quickly and cost effectively detect defects at scale to save time and money while maintaining the quality their consumers rely on – with no machine learning experience required.” Lookout for Vision is available directly via the AWS console as well through supporting partners to help customers embed computer vision into existing operating systems within their facilities. The service is also compatible with AWS CloudFormation. Lookout for Vision is available today in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfort), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Seoul), with availability in additional regions in the coming months. GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator that enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications, and services. “We are excited about the encouraging early results from Amazon Lookout for Vision that will promise to help improve the speed, consistency, and accuracy of detecting product defects across our factories,” said Kozaburo Fujimoto, Operating Officer, General Manager, Manufacturing Division, Plant Manager, GE Healthcare Japan. “As one of the world’s most trusted healthcare companies with more than a century of technological progress and digital innovations, we look forward to capitalizing on the benefits that AWS’s industrial machine learning services will potentially bring to our manufacturing environments.” Amazon’s Print-On-Demand (POD) facilities print books on demand to fulfill customer orders. “With POD, since books are manufactured when ordered by a customer, it is imperative to ensure precision at every step of the manufacturing process to offer a fast delivery time and the highest quality books to our customers,” said David Symonds, Worldwide Director of POD for Amazon. “With Amazon Lookout for Vision, we can automate and scale visual inspection at each step of manufacturing while running at full processing speeds, helping us ensure a great customer experience.” Basler is a global manufacturer and solution provider in industrial vision, providing cameras and machine vision systems for applications such as semiconductor inspection, robotics, food inspection, postal sorting, and inspections of printed images. “Reducing faults is one of the most important KPIs to consider for manufacturing companies. Traditional manual inspection is labor intensive and difficult to scale. By using computer vision for quality inspection, this process can be automated and lead to a significant reduction of costs,” said Gerrit Fischer, Head of Marketing for Basler AG. “Basler and Amazon Lookout for Vision provide a very lean architecture to adopt vision based anomaly detection in any manufacturing site. We’re excited to jointly provide our customers with complete vision solutions by combining Basler’s expertise in industrial vision and edge platforms with AWS’s investments in industrial machine learning.” Dafgards is a household name in Sweden, manufacturing a broad assortment of foods. “We previously tried Amazon Lookout for Vision to automate the inspection of our pizza production lines to detect whether pizzas had enough cheese and the correct toppings, with good results,” said Fredrik Dafgård, Head of Operational Excellence & Industrial IoT for Dafgards. “We’re excited to extend Lookout for Vision to our other production lines such as hamburgers and quiches, to help us detect any anomalies like incorrect ingredients. Over time, we plan to scale Lookout for Vision across multiple production lines. Amazon Lookout for Vision will allow Dafgards to improve the consistency and accuracy of detecting defects and anomalies, allowing us to improve our overall production quality at scale.” About Amazon Web Services For almost 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 77 Availability Zones (AZs) within 24 geographic regions, with announced plans for 18 more Availability Zones and six more AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com. About Amazon Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006095/en/ CONTACT: Amazon.com, Inc. 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