WACA Ground, Perth

first_imgWACA Ground will host three group games for the ICC World Cup 2015 Established: 1890Capacity: 24,500Located in the Western Australian city Perth, the WACA ground derives its name from the initials of its owners and operators – the Western Australian  Cricket Association. It has also been included as one of the fourteen venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup with three group games scheduled on the ground.The WACA is famous for producing the quickest and bounciest wickets in the world with the outfield also lightening fast. These characteristics, in  combination with the afternoon sea-breezes which regularly pass the ground, have historically made the ground an attractive place for pace and swing  bowlers. The ground has also seen some very fast scoring – as of December 2014, four of the eight fastest Test centuries have been scored on this ground.It has hosted a total of 73 games so far with the highest ODI total recorded as 343/5 during the Australia vs New Zealand clash in 2007.last_img read more

Achacachi: A vehicle burns in front of city

first_imghall in Achacachi(A) Kuala Lumpur : Medical staff exit the gate ofthe forensic department(B) Baghdad : family members of Iraqi Army officerHamza Finjan(A) Havana : Irelands President in Havana(A) Washington : aAnews conference on CapitolHill in Washington(B) SPORTS Buenos Aires : ATP Argentina Open tennis match(B) Madrid : first leg, soccer match in Madrid(B) Dallas : NCAA college basketball game(A) Seoul : FILE -World Cup Short Track SpeedSkating competition(B) Nagpur: India VS England U-19 test match(A+B) PTI PHOTO GCS gsv GSVlast_img read more

3 freelance resolutions you SHOULD make

first_imgAlmost everyone makes some kind of resolution in the New Year – and freelancers are no exception. These pledges range from the mundane (“I will figure out a way to make the cat leave me alone in the morning”) to the complex (“I will dominate my LARP group and all shall worship me as Emperor”).But here are three resolutions I think every freelancer really should make – for 2016 and beyond.1. Value yourselfYou are the core of your freelance business. If you’re a freelancer, you’ve already demonstrated tremendous faith in yourself, by being brave enough to strike out on your own.Now double down on that faith. Make this the year that you really invest in your product, your chief-of-staff, your best asset: YOU.By virtue of your life experience, your talents, your sense of humor, your intelligence, your very intrinsic YOU-ness, you bring something to the table that nobody else can. Don’t underprice yourself – in rates or in respect.‘Fire’ clients who abuse you, underpay you, continually overstep your boundaries, or make you feel worthless. Perceived value is a powerful phenomenon; if you respect yourself, others are more likely to follow suit.**Resolve to grow your network in 2016 **Become a Freelancers Union member (it’s free!)2. Gain perspectiveWhen you’re your own business, it’s easy to get caught up in the rat race. Sure, you had an OKAY year – but it’s nothing compared to your high-achieving buddies/colleagues/siblings/social media connections!Somebody is always going to (seemingly) be doing better than you. Somebody is always going to be doing worse.A lot of the time, our perceptions of peers’ accomplishments are warped by our own insecurities and obsessions. Try to keep some perspective!Are you learning and growing? Are you finding work that fulfills you – or are you making progress towards that goal?If scoping out the competition fires you up (or gives you ideas about how to get ahead), keep your eyes and ears open, by all means! A little healthy comparison is good for you. But this year, resolve to balance that out with pride in your own progress.While you’re at it, DON’T MAKE FREELANCING YOUR WHOLE LIFE. Many freelancers (myself included) dabble with becoming high-functioning workaholics. Don’t do it.Make time for friends, for family, for social events, for staring aimlessly at walls. All freelancing and no play will make you a dull, dull human… and relentless fixation won’t make you a better worker. Work suffers when it’s the only thing in your life; too much pressure can make you rigid and resistant to creativity. Keep freelancing in perspective.3. Take little steps to take big leapsDostoyevsky didn’t write War and Peace in a day – he had to write it out page by page like the rest of us mortals.If you’ve got big dreams, go for them! Don’t get intimidated by scale. You can do things that others find unimaginable or unlikely – but you may have to do them one small step at a time.If you have a huge, overarching goal, start building in little habits to support that goal. Create deadlines and benchmarks for yourself. Find collaborators or friends who will hold you accountable. Focus on the process, with an end objective in mind; you may be surprised how quickly it comes together.You may feel yourself incapable of achieving your biggest dreams, but you may find yourself infinitely MORE confident about taking little steps – and those add up quickly.Kate Shea lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

Photo: Former Georgia Running Backs Todd Gurley And Isaiah Crowell Traded Jerseys After NFL Game

first_imgTodd Gurley giving a stiff arm to a Seahawks player.SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams stiff-arms free safety Bradley McDougald #30 of the Seattle Seahawks as he rushes in the first quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)The NFL features plenty of Georgia talent, and two former Bulldog running backs—Todd Gurley and Isaiah Crowell—faced off in today’s Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams game. Afterwards, the two rushers swapped jerseys, as many friends and alumni have started to do after NFL games.Crowell started at Georgia in 2011 before transferring to Alabama State after being dismissed from the program. Gurley was a superstar for Georgia from 2012-2014, compiling 3,285 yards in his college career. Today, Gurley dominated, rushing for 128 yards and two touchdowns while Crowell rushed for nine yards.last_img read more

UGA RB Target Makes Amazing One-Handed Grab

first_imgUGA running back making a great catch.Bulldog target Toneil Carter will go down in Opening history with a clutch one-handed catch.The 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back helped out his quarterback while snagging a throw during the 7-on-7 portion of The Opening Finals in Eugene, Ore. Check it out with 247Sports:Carter played with other Georgia commitments Jake Fromm (Warner Robins), Trey Blount (Pace Academy), Richard LeCounte III (Liberty County), Jaden Hunter (Westlake) and William Poole III (Hapeville Charter) on Team Alpha Pro. Carter is currently ranked as the 107th overall prospect and, according to 247Sports’ own 2016 Football Recruits Composite, as the fifth running back in the nation. He’s also the 16th overall prospect in Texas. Assuming he officially commits to Georgia, the Bulldogs will have a major boost in their offense with these incredible skills on the roster.last_img read more

Mourinho is slowly recovering Manchester United

first_imgWith another steady performance at Bournemouth, Jose Mourinho is slowly taking back Manchester United’s real level of performance.It appears that the start of the season for Manchester United is slowly turning into a thing of the past to Jose Mourinho and his players, the Red Devils proved today that they are back in a positive dynamic with their performance at Bournemouth.Pretty much all the players who had been struggling this season, were the ones who delivered on the promise that they would massively improve their game.Even Alexis Sanchez was great today and he was the most criticized player until now, we are going to have to dissect the individual performances of several players because they have completely changed the switch and they should arrive at the Manchester Derby with great confidence.The best player for United was French winger Anthony Martial, he has taken over the leading role in the team’s offensive moments and he shared it with Alexis Sanchez today.Both players had been extremely criticized this season because they didn’t start on a very good note, today’s performance was a vindication of their talent and proof that Jose Mourinho has recovered both in the team’s benefit for the rest of the season.The squad was even capable of coming back from an initial negative result, as the Cherries scored first through Wilson..@PaulPogba, @AnthonyMartial, @MarcusRashford and @LukeShaw23 are today’s #MUFC Man of the Match nominees!🗳️ Vote now in our official app: https://t.co/glfzTiLXYO pic.twitter.com/pFtoRI31qw— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018But that goal was one of the few good moments that Bournemouth had, Manchester United dominated throughout the rest of the game and were brilliant up front with all the players who came to Vitality Stadium quite inspired.Martial was the one who scored the equalizer before halftime, he did it after Alexis Sanchez sent a cross from the right wing and struck the ball low for his goal.Getting that result wasn’t going to be an easy task for the Mancunians, they were always dangerous up front through Paul Pogba’s inspired night but the Cherries defense proved that they wouldn’t give away the result so easily.Alexis kept the role as the player who pulled back all the defenders with his movements, something that gave the rest of the strikers a little more freedom, especially during the second half as the Red Devils improved vastly thanks to Jose Mourinho’s modifications as the clock kept ticking.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Pogba understood that he was going to have to keep the ball through more prolonged moments of the game, he was able to read the game and was able to lead his teammates to complete dominance during the second half.The sensation after Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera got in the game during the final 35 minutes of the game, was that Manchester United would win the game.We’re #MUFC – we fight until the end 👊 pic.twitter.com/x5F46GXwOi— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018The crucial moment of the night came until the very last minute, Manchester United never surrendered and was able to take the pressure in without letting Bournemouth breathe after every single ball they lost.The final play came from a beautiful cross that Paul Pogba got on the box with a soft elevated ball, both Martial and Rashford were waiting inside the box with many Cherries’ defenders covering them.The English forward was the lucky one who got to score the winning goal, he could strike a loose ball inside the box and buried the ball that gave Manchester United those three points that leaves them with 20 on the table and still with a great opportunity to fight for the title.With this victory, the Red Devils remain only six points behind leaders Manchester City only one week before the Manchester Derby at Etihad Stadium.However, Pep Guardiola’s side could still move 9 points past United if they beat Southampton this Sunday.It’s exciting to know that Jose Mourinho’s squad is slightly recovered from the poor form they were showing a few weeks ago, they will at least try to compete against the Citizens and maybe even get a positive result if they are lucky next week.Man. Like. Rashford. #MUFC #BOUMUN pic.twitter.com/MKBBwZrDzH— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018How would you qualify Manchester Unite’s performance at Bournemouth this Saturday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Bahamas Power Company audit not to be released now

first_img Recommended for you Bahamas Minister says audit allegation wrong, says Opposition Leader is an ‘honourable man’ Bahamas Power company cuts electricity ahead of Hurricane Irma; storm changes direction. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 30, 2017 – Nassau – The BPL Audit report will not be released to the public while there are police investigations going on explained the Chair of the power company board, Darnell Osbourne.    The public also got a first taste of Mike Herreld, the new interim CEO who told media on Monday that PowerSecure told him to focus mainly on keeping the lights on and boosting revenue for equipment improvements at #BPL.Mr.  Herreld has 40 years of experience and says he is sensitive to the cost consumers are paying for electricity and he told media that he has a plan to stop theft, the kind of the theft which has left the company with millions of dollars missing in a scandalous vendor fraud mess.    Herreld is also no stranger to the Bahamas electricity industry as he has worked as consultant before; #MikeHerreld said he has not seen the results of the Ernst&Young audit report.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: The Tribune Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#BPL, #magneticmedianews, #MikeHerreld Bahamas Power Company evacuates its employeeslast_img read more

Pep defends Sterling after bizarre penalty incident

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has come to the defence of Raheem Sterling after the City winger was awarded a controversial penalty during their 6-0 drubbing of Shakhtar Donetsk.Guardiola says he knew “immediately” that his team had been wrongly awarded a penalty in Wednesday’s victory over Shakhtar, but defended Sterling for not pointing out the error.The former Liverpool player went down in the box in the 24th minute after kicking the turf as he shaped to shoot.But match referee Viktor Kassai awarded a penalty, believing Sterling had been tripped by Shakhtar’s Mykola Matvyenko.Guardiola was seen on the touchline he disagreeing with the decision and later confirmed, according to Goal:“We realised immediately it was not a penalty.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…However, when asked whether Sterling should have made the referee aware that he had not been touched by Matvyenko, the former Barcelona manager said:“He could do that [flag up the mistake], but last season Liverpool… Milner could say that the pass to the second goal in the 44th minute it was a legal goal.”“But [referee Antonio] Mateu Lahoz didn’t want to concede that goal, so that’s why it happened, but he could do that, yes.”“We don’t like to score a goal in that situation but [Sterling] didn’t realise. The referee at the end realised. The Spanish referee Mateu Lahoz, he realised, he didn’t want to concede.”“But in that situation [Sterling] didn’t realise because he wanted to chip, caught the grass, goes down, it’s not a penalty.”last_img read more

54th annual Lakeside Rodeo

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dave Scott, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings April 18, 2018 54th annual Lakeside Rodeocenter_img Dave Scott Posted: April 18, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe 54th Annual Lakeside Rodeo brings the exciting action of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to the Lakeside Arena April 27th, 28th & 29th, 2018 with four full rodeo performances featuring the 7 events of rodeo to include bull riding, Bareback riding, Saddle bronc riding, Steer wrestling, Calf roping, Barrel racing (WPRA), Tie down roping, and Team roping…plus, the Kids Stick Horse Race is a hilarious to watch at each performance!\KUSI’s Dave Scott was LIVE with the details. last_img read more

Dave Scotts World of Wonder Daylight Saving time

first_img March 9, 2019 Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Don’t forget to spring forward tonight because it is Daylight Saving Time. Dave Scott takes a look at why we have Daylight Saving in his World of Wonder KUSI Newsroom center_img Posted: March 9, 2019 Updated: 8:48 PM Dave Scott’s World of Wonder – Daylight Saving timelast_img read more

The 2013 Magazine Manufacturing and Production Technology Survey

first_imgAfter a four-year decline, new technology investment has suddenly jumped up significantly, according to FOLIO:’s 2013 manufacturing and production technology survey. This drastic spike brings new tech investment above 2008 spending levels. All of this is coming at a time when respondents are indicating slightly higher satisfaction levels with the technology used to produce print and digital content.The more positive outlook and loosening of spending constraints on new technology are emerging as the mobile publishing market is exploding, necessitating increased investment as reader engagement is sourced more and more from this platform. While print is still the dominant platform for revenue, not to mention readers, publishers are making significant investments in increasing numbers to overhaul their digital platforms to accommodate and facilitate mobile use. Respondent CharacteristicsAbout 38 percent of respondents indicated that they publish b-to-b publications. Almost as many, 34 percent, indicated they publish consumer titles, although 7 percent of that total specifically represents mass-market publications. A quarter of respondents publish association titles. Respondents were allowed to make multiple selections, so the total percent is greater than 100. Nevertheless, these numbers indicates that the investment increase we’re seeing is not isolated with the larger publishers who may have a sizable war chest set aside for intensive R&D.Combined revenue is a healthy mix for this survey. Twenty percent say their companies bring in $10 million or more. A similar number, 23 percent, are on the smaller end of the market, reporting under $1 million in revenue. A slight majority, 35 percent, represent the middle tier, at $1 million to $9.9 million in revenue. Again, the mix of revenues represented here points to a shared investment experience across the various sizes of respondent companies. Print Still DominatesPrint, by far, is still the primary delivery platform for paid content, with a mean of 92 percent of respondents identifying themselves as consumer publishers indicating this method. In the b-to-b market, a mean of 80 percent of respondents selected this platform. From there, paid content delivery drops off significantly. Only 8 percent of consumer publisher respondents say they offer paid Web content, while b-to-b publishers report slightly more than double the amount of paid content offerings.The same can be said with the tablet and mobile. Only 4 percent of consumer respondents offer paid content on the tablet platform, while 7 percent of b-to-b publishers do so. Smartphones are even less—only 2 percent of b-to-b and consumer publishers indicate this is a paid content platform.Those numbers match up with broader industry trends, where trade content often has an easier case to make when charging for content on the digital and tablet platforms. Its utility lends value.Respondent job types, as they typically have over the years, break down largely between art/design and production. Although this year, we saw a significant increase in respondents who also do e-media and web development work.Companies, at least within our respondent pool, predominantly keep production and design work in-house. Eighty-seven percent of respondents say they use in-house resources, while 91 percent of b-to-b respondents say the same. Outsourcing, which includes agency, design/production firms, printer services and so on, is, by far, only utilized by a minority of respondents—13 percent of consumer publishers and 9 percent of b-to-b publishers.Of those in-house resources used, most are applied to the design and production of print products. In very similar numbers to last year’s survey, consumer and b-to-b respondents say that 70 percent and 67 percent of resources are applied to print, respectively. Although 25 percent of resources are dedicated to producing both print and tablet design and layout, a slightly higher number than last year, and identical between b-to-b and consumer publishers. Smartphones Not High on the ListOnce again, smartphone production resources are very small with only 3 percent of resources dedicated to smartphone content on the consumer side and only slightly higher with b-to-b, at 5 percent.How final files end up at the printer are largely divided between a supplier’s proprietary uploading system and an FTP site. Fifty-eight percent of b-to-b publishers indicate the use of a proprietary platform, such as InSite, while 38 percent utilize an FTP site. Consumer publishers are slightly more evenly split, with 44 percent using a proprietary system and 41 percent uploading via FTP.  From there, numbers drop significantly, with about 5 percent of consumer publishers delivering files through a cloud service and 3 percent still using email attachments. Five percent of consumer publishers also still utilize physical media of some kind, whether DVD, CD or a flash drive. B-to-b publishers on the other hand have almost uniformly moved to the proprietary or FTP methods, with barely reportable numbers indicating these other avenues. Specific Production TechnologiesThis year, the numbers broke down quite differently between b-to-b and consumer publishers on the types of production technologies they used to produce their content. Last year, b-to-b publishers exceeded consumer publishers in every category but JDF files. The JDF percentages mirror last year, but the rest of the metrics have since flip-flopped, with consumer publishers indicating a greater degree of use of the variety of technologies. Both categories are heavily into virtual proofing—86 percent consumer and 81 percent b-to-b—which makes sense given the large percentages using a proprietary file uploading service or FTP system.Last year, virtual proofing showed the largest discrepancy between b-to-b and consumer publishers, with a 10 percent difference, but that gap has since closed. XML on the RisePublishing in XML has grown since last year, with 24 percent and 21 percent of consumer and b-to-b publishers using the technology, respectively. Last year, there was a clear gap with more b-to-b respondents using the technology than consumer, with both at sub-20 percent levels.This is a metric where we’ll likely see continued growth. Larger publishers are already overhauling their content production systems to enable more efficient cross-platform publishing, a key strategy now that mobile and tablet publishing are a major focus in the content mix.Going forward, any growth in the XML publishing category will continue to be centered on the larger publisher market. Indeed, in this year’s survey, 46 percent of the publishers who publish in XML are also in the $10 million and up revenue category. Conversely, 82 percent of publishers who don’t use XML are in the $1 million to $9 million revenue category.Ad portal systems are used by about one-third of consumer publishers and a quarter of b-to-b. This number has held fairly steady over the years. The same can be said of online insertion order systems, but the usage gap between b-to-b and consumer publishers has widened, even since last year. Twenty-six percent of b-to-b publishers use online insertion order systems while only 14 percent of consumer publishers do the same. And like XML, this technology is largely in the realm of the larger market publishers. Production Technology InvestmentThe investment picture changed this year. We asked our survey recipients to indicate how much their technology investment changed in full-year 2012 compared to the previous year. While the majority of respondents across both b-to-b and consumer markets have indicated “no change” in their investment patterns in both production personnel and technology the percentages of those who are investing has been increasing since 2010—and the b-to-b and consumer publishers that are increasing their spending are doing so at similar levels. This year, 26 percent of b-to-b publishers said they increased spending and 24 percent of consumer publishers said the same. Another trend in this area is the smaller number of respondents who say they’re decreasing investments.Of the publishers who do plan to increase their investment in production personnel and tech, about 20 percent of consumer publishers plan to increase spending by 10 to 29 percent, while 17 percent of b-to-b publishers will spend in that same range. New Tech Spending Shoots UpThe most striking difference in this year’s report is the jump in new technology spending in 2012. We’re not talking huge numbers here, but after four years of new technology spending declines, the reported investment in this year’s survey suddenly spiked. After bottoming out at about a mean value of $22,000 in 2011, full-year 2012 spending more than doubled to a mean of $47,000.Given these numbers, publishers may have abandoned a wait-and-see approach to adopting updated production technology. Satisfaction LevelsA new line of questioning began last year around satisfaction levels associated with various technology groups, which was continued in this year’s survey. It appears that respondents are gradually warming up to new technology—this comfort level is perhaps what’s behind the decision to invest more money.Understandably, print tech satisfaction levels are very high. Publishers are clearly well entrenched in producing their central product platform. Virtual proofing, website production, content management platforms and mobile app layout production technology round out the top five categories by respondent satisfaction levels. Again, there is some correlation here between usage and satisfaction. JDF files are at the bottom of the list, for example. B-to-b Happier with TechB-to-b publishers are largely more satisfied with production technology than their consumer counterparts. Not by large margins, but trade publishers tend to like the progress they’ve made so far with their tech—except in the virtual proofing category where b-to-b publishers are slightly less satisfied, but this correlates with usage. More consumer publishers use virtual proofing, according to figure 10.And looking back at actual investment, it’s not as if satisfaction is a direct correlation to investment levels. For example, the production investment numbers indicated in figure 9 largely show more investment is coming from the consumer side of the business. It’s not by much, but the consumer respondents said they invested a mean of $48,500, compared to $46,900 in the b-to-b category.Broken down by revenue, larger market publishers tend to be more satisfied across the various technology groups, perhaps due to their ability to invest. In the “dissatisfied” category, respondents tended to group their concerns around the CMS, web and mobile technologies. While the levels of dissatisfaction decreased slightly from last year, by single digits, the technology groupings are the same. MethodologyThe survey sample of 1,000 was selected in systematic fashion by Access Intelligence and Readex Research from Folio: recipients who indicated on FOLIO:’s subscriber form they are within one of the following functions at their company:• art/creative/design management• Web/electronic-media management• production/manufacturing/distribution managementThe sample of the survey represented 1,635 recipients at the time of sample selection. Data was collected via mail survey from May 29 through July 10, 2013. The survey was closed for tabulation with 153 usable responses—a 15 percent response rate. To ensure representation of the audience interest, results have been filtered to include only the 132 respondents whose organizations publish  magazines.The margin for error for percentages based on 132 usable responses is +/- 8.2 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. The margin for error for percentages based on smaller sample sizes will be larger.last_img read more

Magazine Social Engagement in Three Charts

first_imgSocial engagements were healthy for magazine brands in September across Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram, especially when it came to epicurean, shelter/home and pop culture & celebrity interests. This, according to data compiled in sister publication min, using True Social Metrics, across more than 150 brands. While food and shelter/home have the highest volume of shares, pop culture & celebrity drove the most conversations through replies. However, of the top 10 publications by engagement per post, Better Homes and Gardens led the pack in replies. Women have the highest rates of engagement in all KPIs across all brands by readership type. But brands like National Geographic and Rolling Stone both have a dual readership demographic placed first and sixth in the top 10, respectively. And Street Rodder, which has a large male readership, placed second overall.last_img read more

BanjoKazooie revealed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate at Nintendos E3 Direct

first_img Walmart $299 Banjo-Kazooie, in case you can’t remember, is that weird bear and bird combination character from the Nintendo 64 era, who later starred in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts a forgettable Xbox 360 game years later.We’ve seen loads of surprising character entries into Smash — Sonic, Pac-Man and Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid among them — but this is definitely one of the most memorable Smash surprises in recent memory.Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Smash this fall.But they’re not alone. In conjunction with the Western release of Dragon Quest XI, Nintendo is also bringing across characters from that game to Smash. But yeah, nothing on the level of the almighty Banjo-Kazooie! reading • Banjo-Kazooie revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at Nintendo’s E3 Direct See It See It 29 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Gaming Culture Amazon Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Smash this fall. Nintendo  It’s been a long time coming, but finally it’s happened: Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch, as revealed by Nintendo’s E3 Schedule Nintendo DirectBanjo-Kazooie has long been one of those character additions that seemed perfect for Super Smash Bros., but there’s always been one obstacle: Since Microsoft owned Rare, the company that made the games originally, Nintendo didn’t have the rights to reproduce the character on a game solely designed for Nintendo consoles.It seems as though those issues have been resolved.  $289 Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know $299 $299 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know See It Why 2020 could be the best year for video games All E3 2019 press conferencesSaturday, June 8Electronic Arts — The game maker showed off 15 minutes of gameplay for its upcoming adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It also announced new features for its free-to-download Apex Legends last-man-standing battle royale game, offering a new character and weapon to play with. The company also showed off a new paid update for The Sims 4, called Island Living, that brings the series to a tropical beach. Finally, the company did discuss drama over the mixed reviews for its Anthem action adventure game, saying it “learned a lot” and had more updates and features planned soon.Sunday, June 9Microsoft / Xbox — The gaming giant’s biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to four times more powerful, the company said. And, like the next-gen PlayStation it’ll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it’ll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD.  The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high-end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.Bethesda — Bethesda kicked off its event with humility over the mixed response to Fallout 76, but quickly went back on the offensive. Fallout 76 got a new Battle Royale mode, Wolfenstein Youngblood received a new trailer and a co-op mode. We got a new game called Deathloop from the clever folks behind Dishonored and Bethesda introduced us to Orion, a piece of tech from ID Software designed to make game streaming better on services like Google Stadia. The lion’s share of attention, however, went to Doom Eternal, which looked fantastic in both single player and multiplayer.Monday, June 10PC Gaming Show — This annual PC Gaming Show is held at a theater a short walk from the LA Convention Center, but still draws a large crowd, filling the 1,700-person capacity Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Inside, the usual suspects, from Halo to Doom, were nowhere to be found. Instead, the crowd cheered for PC-centric games including Zombie Army 4, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Terraria: Journey’s End. (No, the game sequel problem isn’t any better on PCs.) The highlight was a brief onstage appearance by legendary game designer Yu Suzuki, responsible for classic such as Hang-On and Virtua Fighter. His long-awaited Shenmue 3 is expected in November, 18 years after Shenmue 2. Ubisoft — The French gaming giant announced its next big dystopian hacking adventure game, Watch Dogs: Legion, launching March 2020. The game is set in near-future post-Brexit London, where the economy is failing and government is breaking down. The company also announced a new television show, called Mythic Quest, that’ll launch on Apple TV Plus. And it celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Just Dance party games. Square Enix — This was a huge franchise fair. The press conference started out with juicy details on Final Fantasy VII Remake, namely that it’ll be a two-part game. The first part, an entire Blu-ray Disc, will be devoted to exploring Midgar. After a flurry of trailers and an in-depth look at Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, we then got the main event unveil: Marvel’s Avengers. Tuesday, June 11Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)We’re thereCNET is on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site Gamespot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced. News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? See All Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 See it Tags The Hero from the #DragonQuest series will be joining Super #SmashBrosUltimate! Purchase the Fighters Pass now and prepare to take to the battlefield with your hero this summer.https://t.co/hJmYO8YgVN pic.twitter.com/1YzOEgEZmA— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2019 Nintendo Switch The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Comments • 40 Photos Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) E3 2019 Best Buy 2 Share your voice E3 2019 Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Target Electronic Arts (EA) Microsoft Nintendo Applelast_img read more

Astronomers discover rare new type of galaxy on the brink of death

first_img 17 Photos Jupiter’s watery moon, Europa, is covered in table salt SpaceX pulls off dazzling Falcon 9 launch and landing in thick fog This Mars helicopter will image the Red Planet from the skies Sci-Tech Share your voice The researchers examined the sky with X-ray and infrared telescopes and found 22 quasars at a distance of 6 to 12 billion light years away exhibiting unusual signatures. They looked like they were in the end stages of their life when viewed optically, however, they still emitted a bright, far infrared signature with a lot of dust and cold gas in them.During the press conference, Kirkpatrick postulated if we could zoom in and see one of these quasars, it would be kind of like a donut. In the center of the galaxy we’d see a dead zone, where the quasar has blown away most of the gas and dust. Around the outside, we’d find a star-forming region still plentiful with the gas and dust.”These galaxies are rare because they’re in a transition phase,” said Kirkpatrick in a press release. “We’ve caught them right before star formation in the galaxy is quenched, and this transition period should be very short.”Incredibly strong winds would be moving through the galaxy, so this period would only last for around 10 million years — a blink of an eye in the universe’s timelines. Thus, these cold quasars are incredibly rare, and spotting one is an important step in working out how galaxies mature, live and eventually die.Is this the ultimate fate of our own galaxy? Kirkpatrick thinks so. However, that’s 3 to 4 billion years away and we’ll have other problems by then, like an expanding sun ready to swallow the Earth whole. A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy Comments 3 Tags The brink of death is very dusty for a cold quasar. Michelle Vigeant Astrophysicists at the University of Kansas have spotted an incredibly rare type of galaxy for the first time, fundamentally changing our understanding of how galaxies die. At the 234th meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Thursday, Allison Kirkpatrick presented her discovery of “cold quasars”, incredibly bright, dying galaxies in the farthest reaches of the cosmos.Quasars are basically mammoth supermassive black holes surrounded by huge amounts of gas and dust, making them super bright — much brighter than a typical galaxy. They can be created when two galaxies merge and their black holes collide. For instance, our galaxy, the Milky Way, is on a collision course with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. This event, which will occur billions of years from now, will signal the end of the two galaxies and the creation of a quasar.Eventually, the gas and dust will start falling into the center of the quasar and be blown out into space. Astronomers have speculated that this point is basically the end of a galaxy’s life, when it has lost the ability to form new stars and becomes “passive”, but Kirkpatrick and her team discovered that a small fraction of these cold quasars were still forming new stars. Related storieslast_img read more

Arundhatis talk cancelled again

first_imgArundhati royRenowned Indian writer Arundhati Roy’s talk has been cancelled by the Midas Center authorities, said the visitors who came to attend the programme at around 4:00pm Tuesday.The visitors said that security guards of Midas Center informed them that the programme has been cancelled.Photographer Shahidul Alam, who organised the talk, told Prothom Alo, the Midas authorities had sent an SMS stating that the programme would not take place. Alam said that they informed him that the talk was not being held there as they did not have police permission.Earlier on Monday night, Dhaka Metropolitan Police cancelled the permission of the Arundhati Roy’s Dhaka talk at Krishibid Institute Auditorium citing ‘unavoidable circumstances’.Hours later, the organiser Chobi Mela then in a statement said that the police have reissued the permission to hold the much-publicised talk by Arundhati at Midas Centre in Dhanmondi of the capital.“After massive juggling and a lot of help from friends, we have been able to obtain a new venue. The talk will go on and the previous registration holds,” reads the statement.“There will be no signings and no Q&A or selfies. We will video the entire event and make the video publicly available, so please be considerate and don’t block people’s view with your mobile phone. Arundhati has specifically requested that there be no livestreaming,” it added.Arundhati Roy is an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things, which won the Man Booker Prize in 1997.She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.last_img read more

Harris Voters Metro Will Provide You Free Rides To The Polls

first_imgStarting Saturday voters in the Harris County area will have free round-trip METRO rides available to and from polls. Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016The free local bus, METRORail and METROLift paratransit service for voters will be available Saturday, Oct. 29, Friday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.If you are considering using the service, you just need to inform the bus operators or fare inspectors that you are going to, or returning from the polls.For more information on early voting and polling locations, go to: harrisvotes.org. METRO Houston METRO is providing free round trips to and from polls for early voters. Sharelast_img read more

UPDATE Suspected Shooter Found Dead After Officers Hospitalized

first_imgHarris County Sheriff’s OfficeDaniel Trevino.Three law enforcement officers were hit by gunfire Tuesday afternoon as they served a felony warrant in northeast Houston.The suspected shooter, Daniel Trevino, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday evening, authorities say.The officers, five from the Office of the Texas Attorney General and two from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), were serving a warrant for Trevino at 5013 Hartwick Rd.Edison Toquica, chief deputy with the HCSO, said the shooting happened around 12:50 p.m. Two of the officers from the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit were wounded, as well as an HCSO investigator.Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter the three injured officers are awake and alert. They were taken to a local hospital.“These brave and courageous law enforcement officers were fulfilling their call to duty to apprehend a known criminal with a dangerous past,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “Thankfully, all of the injured law enforcement officers appear to be recovering well this evening.”An HCSO motorcycle deputy who was assisting with traffic control for the ambulance was involved in major accident and sustained a few injuries. Sharelast_img read more

Thoriumaluminum complex the first with an actinide element to donate electrons when

first_img Explore further Thorium (Th) is a silver-colored radioactive metallic element. Like other metals, it is relatively hard, but bendable. It also has a high melting point and is very reactive—when exposed to air, it reacts and turns black. It is also considered to be unstable. It is currently used in certain welding applications and is being considered as a replacement material for uranium in some nuclear reactors.As the researchers note, thorium’s position on the periodic table is unique because of the reluctance of its 5f orbitals to engage in bonding, as occurs with other actinides. But it is also different chemically from other Lewis acidic transitions metals. In this new effort, the team set out to better understand the electronic structure of thorium by looking specifically at bimetallic complexes with metal-to-metal bonds. As part of that effort, they developed a way to synthesize Th–Al bimetallics using reactions between different materials. The resulting complexes are unique because the thorium atoms wound up in a +3 oxidation state. Notably, just 10 Th(III) complexes have ever been synthesized.To synthesize the new Th(III) the researchers induced reactions between di-tert-butylcyclopentadienyl, supported by a Th(IV) dihalide, with an anionic aluminum hydride salt. The resultant material was then reduced, producing the new Th (III). To stabilize the new material, the researchers mated it with an alanate ligand.To prove that that new material was in fact a Th(III), the researchers studied it using EPR spectroscopy, which revealed the shared electrons between the two atoms. They also conducted DFT calculations to show that the thorium had truly donated an election to the aluminum. The team suggests that their work may be of use to other chemists looking to use actinides as donors. They note also that the their experimental results could prove useful in the future as a way to make other actinides such as plutonium, reducing the need for other stabilizers. Chemical Science (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01260A Journal information: Chemical Science The element of surprise © 2018 Phys.orgcenter_img A small team of researchers from the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and LPCNO, Université de Toulouse, has developed a way to synthesize a thorium-aluminum complex with an actinide element to donate electrons when bonding with a metal. In their paper published in the journal Chemical Science, the group explains how they achieved the first-of-its-kind feat. More information: Alison B. Altman et al. Chemical structure and bonding in a thorium(iii)–aluminum heterobimetallic complex, Chemical Science (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01260AAbstractThorium sits at a unique position on the periodic table. On one hand, there is little evidence that its 5f orbitals engage in bonding as they do in other early actinides; on the other hand, its chemistry is distinct from Lewis acidic transition metals. To gain insight into the underlying electronic structure of Th and develop trends across the actinide series, it is useful to study Th(III) and Th(II) systems with valence electrons that may engage in non-electrostatic metal–ligand interactions, although only a handful of such systems are known. To expand the range of low-valent compounds and gain deeper insight into Th electronic structure, we targeted actinide bimetallic complexes containing metal–metal bonds. Herein, we report the syntheses of Th–Al bimetallics from reactions between a di-tert-butylcyclopentadienyl supported Th(IV) dihalide (Cp‡2ThCl2) and an anionic aluminum hydride salt [K(H3AlC(SiMe3)3) (1)]. Reduction of the [Th(IV)](Cl)–[Al] product resulted in a [Th(III)]–[Al] complex [Cp‡2Th(μ-H3)AlC(SiMe3)3 (4)]. The U(III) analogue [Cp‡2U(μ-H3)AlC(SiMe3)3 (5)] could be synthesized directly from a U(III) halide starting material. Electron paramagnetic resonance studies on 4 demonstrate hyperfine interactions between the unpaired electron and the Al atom indicative of spin density delocalization from the Th metal center to the Al. Density functional theory and atom in molecules calculations confirmed the presence of An→Al interactions in 4 and 5, which represents the first examples of An→M interactions where the actinide behaves as an electron donor. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Thorium-aluminum complex the first with an actinide element to donate electrons when bonding with a metal (2018, May 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-thorium-aluminum-complex-actinide-element-donate.htmllast_img read more

On stage education

first_imgCelebrating the 12th edition of Jashnebachpan, from 2 to 14 November, the National School of Drama plans to make children get interested in the art of the stage. Jashnebachpan 2014 this year, features a three-day seminar ‘Children Theatre- Whose need is it?’ at the National School of Drama Campus in the capital.Eminent Speakers like Prof Rudraprasad Sengupta, Mohan Agashe, Jayati Bose,. Sanjana Kapoor, Raja Bhattacharya, K. G. Krishnamurthy, Shaili Sathyu, Chandradasan, Suwaran Rawat, V. K. Sharma, Faisal Alkazi, Walter Peter, and many others will be present at the Seminar. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival is the biggest children theatre festival in India hosted in association with the Theatre In Education Company (T.I.E.).T.I.E. Co has staged over 1200 shows, 350 workshops catering to more than 11 lakhs children apart from college students, teachers, parents and theatre lovers across the world with their plays celebrates its glorious 25 years. It has not only educated and entertained audiences in India but has also captured hearts in Poland, China, Philippines and Japan. 34 plays by renowned directors like late B.V. Karanth, Barry John, Mohan Agashe, Wolfgang Kolneder, Tripurari Sharma and many more had a long haul and an impactful journey with children theatre through TIE Company. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCelebrating some of the best children’s flavors and a distinct palate back on stage, every autumn National School of Drama (NSD) organizes a festival of theatre for children. This year, the 12th edition of Jashnebachpan, makes sure that children are treated to the best through theatre for children. Jashnebachpan 2014 featured various performances in 8 languages – Assamese, Bengali, English, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Hindi and 1 non-verbal from 14 States/Union Territories at the National School of Drama Campus. This year NSD has invited the participation of Zonal Cultural Centers to get involved and extend encouragement and support to the various participating groups for increasing regional participation. In its Silver Jubilee year, TIE Co. is organizing its first ever three-day seminar during the festival. As one of the major highlights, all the genres of theatre for and with children are included in the current edition of Jashnebachpan in terms of performances. Jashnebachpan 2014 have works of Directors such as Swatilekha Sengupta, K.G. Krishnamurthy, Laique Hussain, Goutam Gope, Parthapratim Deb,  Dinesh Kakoti , Rajkumar Raikwar,Gagan Dev  Riar, Chakresh Kumar, Binod Roy, Neeraj Gahlot, Tathagata Chaudhuri and Anirban Bhattacharya, Bharat More and Anvay Ashtivkar whose performances have been chosen from the 127 plays that came to the screening committee from all over the country.last_img read more

Rep Hughes announces program to increase school bus safety

first_img Categories: Hughes News,News LANSING – State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, will be discussing a pilot program to help reduce vehicle “pass-bys” of school buses during a news conference on Friday, Oct. 16 in Ravenna.Rep. Hughes has been a vocal advocate of installing additional lighting on the back of school buses to reduce the amount of vehicle “pass-bys” since Bruce and Antonia “Toni” Privacky of Ravenna were tragically killed when their car ran into the back of a school bus in 2011. The news conference will be at 11 a.m. in the Ravenna Public Schools’ transportation building, located at 2830 South Ravenna Road in Ravenna.The additional lighting proposal is being presented, in cooperation with the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation, and local school districts, following a series of studies involving vehicle “pass-bys.”“The safety of our kids while traveling to and from school is of paramount importance,” Rep. Hughes said. “While the tragedy that occurred in 2011 was the impetus behind this program, through my research. I have learned that vehicle “pass-bys” are a huge problem in nearly every school district in our state. If the enhanced lighting is shown to be effective, I think all districts should consider installing it on their buses.”Over the past few weeks, select school districts around the state, including Ravenna Public Schools, have been participating in studies on the number of vehicular “pass-bys” of school buses.  In the next two weeks, these same school districts will install approved enhanced rear lighting on their buses and then conduct studies on the incidence of “pass-bys” post-installation.  The data will be used to determine whether the enhanced lighting helps to reduce  this safety issue.John VanLoon, Superintendent of Ravenna Public Schools, states that “as a pilot site for this program, we are pleased and excited to have this opportunity to help further protect our kids.”According to data provided by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services to the Michigan Department of Education, on one day in 2013, 1,395 Michigan school buses took part in a study. There were 1,165 “pass-bys” reported by those bus drivers participating.  A similar survey in 2014 reported 600 “pass-bys” of 1,030 participating buses.“Student safety is a primary concern for the Michigan Department of Education,” said Ken Micklash of the MDE. “These survey results are shared with Michigan schools in an effort to promote greater awareness of the dangers associated with students entering or exiting a school bus. MDE wants the network of local school district drivers to be as alert and diligent as possible during the loading and unloading process in order to maintain student safety.”Paul Wegmeyer, director of transportation for West Ottawa Schools and legislative chair for the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation agreed.“I am very pleased that Rep. Hughes has taken a leadership role in working with us to address proactive ways to keep kids safe by making a conspicuous vehicle – a yellow and black school bus – even more conspicuous,” Wegmeyer stated. “With nearly 18,000 school buses on the roads in Michigan, the number of motorists who put kids at risk every day by ‘running the reds’ to illegally pass a stopped school bus is more than alarming – it’s a near crisis.”Data from the study will be available late this year after it has been compiled and reviewed by the Michigan State Police and school transportation officials. 13Oct Rep. Hughes announces program to increase school bus safetylast_img read more