10 months ago​Crystal Palace defender Souare undergoes surgery

first_img​Crystal Palace defender Souare undergoes surgeryby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace defender Pape Souare has gone through with an operation on his dislocated shoulder.The Senegalese international was injured against Grimsby in the FA Cup over the weekend.There is hope that he will be back soon, but it is not a major loss for Palace. Souare had only played in four games this season prior to his injury.Souare took to Twitter to say: “Quick minor op, and it went great can’t wait to get back doing what I love.”I wanna thank everyone for their ongoing support. See you soon.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer hints Greenwood set to sign new deal

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer hints Greenwood set to sign new dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted Mason Greenwood is set to sign a new deal.The teen proved the matchwinner for their Europa League victory over Astana.”We are always in talks with the boys, about how we look at their future, and Mason is obviously one we want to keep with us,” said Solskjaer afterwards.”It is natural for Mason to play football, score goals and be in and around the box. He knows how to finish. “He showed glimpses today of what he can become.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

A Star RB Has Declared For The 2019 NFL Draft

first_imgAn Oklahoma Sooners helmet sitting on the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 02: Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field before the game against the UTEP Miners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated UTEP 56-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** local caption ***Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson had his junior season cut short by injury. The next time he plays in a game, it will be in the NFL.Anderson announced tonight that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft. He has been away from the team rehabbing the knee injury that ended his season in Week 2.“I thoroughly enjoyed these past four years in Norman and am proud to have worn the crimson and cream,” Anderson wrote in a statement.Boomer Sooner⚡️ pic.twitter.com/weW7REn7ra— Rodney Anderson (@24RAnderson) November 1, 2018Anderson had already rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns on only 11 carries before hurting his knee against UCLA. The injury cost him a chance to build on a breakout 2017 season.Last fall, Anderson rushed for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns on 188 carries. He racked up nearly 1,500 yards from scrimmage as Oklahoma won the Big 12 and reached the College Football Playoff.Anderson missed the entire 2016 season with a leg injury he sustained in training camp. He made his debut in 2015 as a true freshman, making two tackles and carrying once for five yards in two games.If Anderson’s injuries are behind him, he could have a nice pro career. However, his health will no doubt be of great concern given his history.last_img read more

4H Members To Attend National Citizenship Seminar

first_imgTen Nova Scotia youth will join 4-H members from across Canada at the 38th annual National 4-H Citizenship Seminar in Ottawa, Friday, March 27 to Thursday, April 2. Delegates will learn about the Canadian political process, and their rights, roles and responsibilities as Canadian citizens. “Many 4-H members will become future leaders in their communities and this conference offers the opportunity to look at issues that could impact them locally and nationally,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Agriculture. “They will also learn about the rights and freedoms that come with Canadian citizenship.” Delegates will listen to speakers and participate in discussions, conduct a mock parliamentary debate, attend question period and a swearing-in ceremony for new Canadians. They will also tour the Supreme Court of Canada, the National War Museum, the Museum of Civilization and visit Fulton’s Maple Sugar Camp. “The members selected for this seminar have shown their dedication and commitment to the 4-H program in their club, regionally and provincially,” said Arthur Pick, acting manager, 4-H and rural organizations. “Through this, they will be able to learn about how the Canadian government operates and the issues affecting the nation.”last_img read more

TSN 1040 Vancouver Reveals New Daily Lineup Beginning August 21

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment VANCOUVER, Aug. 17, 2017 – TSN 1040 Vancouver is set to shake up the west coast’s daily sports radio routine as it announced today a new weekday lineup beginning Monday, Aug. 21. The revamped lineup features new and returning listener-favourite shows, anchored by the city’s trusted group of sports analysts and insiders.As of Monday, Aug. 21, THE BRO JAKE SHOW will continue to wake up Vancouver sports fans, now starting a half-hour earlier, weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT, while DONNIE & THE MOJ move to an earlier 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. PT timeslot. Additionally, Matt Sekeres and Blake Price become the voices of TSN 1040’s new drive-home show from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. PTwith SEKERES AND PRICE.The station’s new weekday lineup also features the addition of Mike Halford and Jason Brough, who become the voices of the new mid-morning show HALFORD & BROUGH, airing weekdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT. Listeners can catch the inaugural broadcast of HALFORD & BROUGH on Friday, Sept. 1. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: “With more than 12 consecutive hours of live, original programming available over the air and on the go, our refreshed all-star roster of hosts and shows will continue to provide fans with the premium sports content they’re seeking throughout the day,” said Robert Gray, National Program Director, TSN Radio. “We’re also thrilled to welcome Mike and Jason to TSN 1040’s weekday lineup, and look forward to the duo sharing what they’ve done so well on their weekend show with their new audience.”TSN 1040’s New Weekday Lineup5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT: THE BRO JAKE SHOWHost Bro Jake continues to be joined by Dave Pratt and the best sports insiders and analysts in the biz to talk about what Vancouver sports fans care about most.9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT: HALFORD & BROUGHHosts Mike Halford and Jason Brough are the new way to start the workday. Former Kurtenblog radio guys, Halford and Brough make the move to a daily sports radio show, bringing their unique insight, analysis, and humour to the biggest stories in the sports world.12 p.m. – 3 p.m. PT: DONNIE & ‘THE MOJ’Now featured in a new afternoon time slot, Don Taylor and Bob ‘the Moj’ Marjanovich, alongside the best insiders in the business, keep listeners up-to-date and entertained during the work day, including two full hours of Canucks analysis, opinions, and the latest breaking news on and off the ice on THE NUX @ NOON daily from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. PTthroughout the NHL season.3 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT: SEKERES AND PRICEMatt Sekeres and Blake Price now deliver four solid hours of hot sports opinion and in-depth Canucks coverage to keep listeners entertained on the drive home.Along with listening on AM 1040 and AM 1410 in the Greater Vancouver Area, fans can tune in live at TSN1040.ca and via the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps. The station’s podcasts are available on demand at TSN1040.ca.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSClick here for a list of all TSN Twitter accounts@TSN1040#TSN1040#TSN1410Facebook.com/TSNInstagram.com/TSN_OfficialSnapchat: TSN_OfficialYouTube.com/TSNCanadaAbout TSN RadioAs part of TSN’s broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN Radio delivers world-class content across eight stations in seven major Canada markets across the country. The TSN Radio family includes TSN 1040 and TSN 1410 Vancouver, TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 690 Montreal, TSN 1290 Winnipeg, TSN 1200 Ottawa, TSN 1260 Edmonton, and TSN 1150 Hamilton.TSN Radio’s roster of live sports programming includes more championships than any other radio broadcaster in the country, including the Grey Cup, World Juniors, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In addition to being the official radio home of the NFL and the Super Bowl, TSN Radio is also the official broadcaster of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, Montreal Impact, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Redblacks, BC Lions, Montreal Alouettes, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, World Hockey Championships, Daytona 500, and more.TSN Radio is Canada’s go-to source for trusted news coverage and analysis from TSN’s best-in-class team of Insiders and experts.TSN Radio is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.last_img read more

Watching TV is free and easy with undertheradar Locast

NEW YORK — You cancelled cable long ago. Your TV antenna has trash reception for ABC.What to do for your Oscars viewing party?A newish, under-the-radar option is Locast. It’s like an app version of a $50 antenna you can get from Best Buy, and it’s free and easy to use.For people weaned on Netflix, Locast might feel too simplistic to be useful more than a few times a year — when you need to watch what everyone else is watching, at the same time they watch it.But it’s great for those who regularly watch TV live, including sports lovers and “Bachelor” fans who live-tweet each episode.Being free, Locast is cheaper than cable and available on more gadgets than you’d get with just a TV antenna.Tali Arbel, The Associated Press

Muslims can celebrate without fear says Ranil

“During the month of Ramadan festival Muslims adhere to brotherhood, equality and coexistence for one whole month observing the strict rituals. It is not only controlling the desire for food and hunger fangs, the mental and physical discipline development during Ramadan period contribute to create a better Society. This is a period the Muslim Community helps each other generously, especially concentrating to the needs of their less privileged brethren,” he said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his message to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr Ramadan Festival, said that this year the Muslim Community has got a golden opportunity to Celebrate the Ramadan Festival without any suspicion or fear while breathing the fresh air of freedom.The Prime Minister said that the festival is a very sacred event in the Muslim Calendar which is being celebrated by the Sri Lankan Muslim Community with great devotion and also a very important religious event in the lives of Muslims. In conclusion, the Prime Minister wished all Muslims in Sri Lanka and all over the world a happy, prosperous and peaceful Ramadan. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Sri Lanka formally reapplies for GSP plus from the EU

Sri Lanka lost the EU GSP plus when the former government was in office for failing to meet several conditions related to human rights.The new government, which took office last year, gave a commitment to meet the expectations from the EU and implemented some legal amendments in order to be in line to regain GSP. (Colombo Gazette) While in London Dr. Harsha de Silva addressed a group of over 200 Sri Lankan British community leaders on why the Government believes the UK should ‘Stay’ in the EU. The Deputy Minister said that Sri Lanka does not need any more disruptions in the global economy adding that the challenges Sri Lanka will have to face would be easier to deal with in a more stable global environment.“While it is each British person to decide, we have and will speak to ‘our community’ to let them know as a country we would like for UK to stay. However, speaking to the Sri Lankan community I got a mixed feeling; some for UK staying and some against,” he added. “If UK is not a part of the EU we will lose the duty free benefit. True, if UK exits, then we could renegotiate a FTA with the UK, but they will have to do a whole series of FTAs with European nations and others before they get to us. That will certainly take a long time,” he said. Sri Lanka has formally reapplied to obtain the GSP plus trade concession from the European Union (EU).Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, who is currently in London said that Sri Lanka hopes Britain will remain in the EU as almost 40% of Sri Lanka’s exports to the EU is to the UK. read more

Social Justice Research Institute appoints first director

Mary BreunigThe Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) at Brock University has announced the appointment of Mary Breunig as its first director. An associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and President of the Association of Experiential Education, Breunig brings to the Institute a wealth of research and leadership experience and a passion for social justice issues.Breunig will be assisted in her new role by the SJRI’s Faculty Steering Committee.Current members (2012-14) are: David Butz (Geography), Janet Conway (Sociology), June Corman (Sociology), Keri Cronin (Visual Arts), Andrea Doucet (Sociology/Women’s Studies), Rebecca Raby (Child and Youth Studies) and Larry Savage (Labour Studies).The Social Justice Research Institute Faculty Steering Committee (May 2013)For the past academic year, Janet Conway has served as chair of the Faculty Steering Committee, and Jodie Harrison has worked as a research assistant to the committee. Mary-Beth Raddon, the new director of Social Justice and Equity Studies grad program, has also recently joined the Faculty Steering Committee. SJRI is also made up of more than 40 faculty members and will be announcing a call for new members in the fall.The Social Justice Research Institute brings together researchers and students from a wide variety of disciplines to produce socially relevant and community-based scholarship on social justice issues and to create connections with community organizations. SJRI builds on a strong tradition of social justice research and teaching at Brock University. It aims to establish the university as a Canadian and international leader in transdisciplinary social justice scholarship and community-university partnerships for the betterment of society in Niagara and beyond. read more

What to Watch For in the NBA Finals

For all the talk this season about conference imbalance in the NBA and the inequity of its playoff structure, things seemed to have worked out just fine. Measured by point differential, we’ve ended up with the best teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences in the finals, and fans everywhere get the chance to watch a rarity in pro basketball: an NBA Finals rematch.Who’s going to win? The old adage is that defense wins championships, but this matchup is all about the offenses.The San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat have had the two best offenses in these playoffs and, surprisingly, both have been more efficient than they were in the regular season. Their offensive systems are different, but they have the same basic goal: Create good shots. With that in mind, here are some things to watch for:Spurs movementIn April, a study by two members of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective found that, after controlling for time of possession, the Spurs’ offense had more movement and more passing than any other offense in the league, and by a wide margin. Indeed, according to the NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking Statistics, the Spurs’ offense has featured more movement during the playoffs than the other three conference finalists.Movement Per Minute of PossessionPassing and ball movement are not perfect proxies for offensive effectiveness, but in the Spurs’ case, they are symptomatic of an offense that is working well. San Antonio doesn’t have any player as individually brilliant as Miami’s LeBron James to consistently pull good shots out of thin air, so the Spurs rely on their collaborative system. The distance traveled is of particular importance. On average, the five players on the floor for the Spurs cumulatively travel nearly 500 feet farther per minute of possession than the players for the Heat. That’s 500 extra feet of screening, rolling and cutting, searching for seams in the defense and open space on the perimeter.The Heat’s defense plays at a frenetic pace, aggressively trapping pick-and-roll ball-handlers and flying around the perimeter in a series of rotations to cover shooters. It can be devastating when done well, but the Spurs are uniquely suited to turn this aggression against the Heat.Shot selectionWhile a key indicator of the Spurs’ offensive health is the movement and passing they use to create shots, the key for the Heat is simply the location of their shots.The Heat spent most of the past two weeks burying the Pacers with 3-pointers. These outside shots buoy Miami’s offensive efficiency, but the Heat’s 3-point shooting is also a reflection of how easily James, Dwyane Wade and the Heat’s other ball-handlers get into the lane and collapse the opponent’s defense.In his NBA Finals’ preview at Grantland, Zach Lowe pointed out some of the methods the Spurs used to defend the Heat in last year’s playoffs, and how they resulted in a slew of mid-range jump shots. If we look at the breakdown of the Heat’s true shot attempts (which includes field goal attempts and trips to the free-throw line) we can see just how far last year’s pattern was from what the Heat have just done.Miami Heat Shot SelectionFor the Heat, 3-point attempts are tied to their ability to get inside the defense. James, Wade, Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers were able to get into the lane with ease against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals, and the result was that nearly 30 percent of Miami’s true shot attempts in that series were 3-pointers (which they made at an obscene 40.8 percent clip).In last year’s finals, however, by walling off the paint and offering up mid-range jump shots to the Heat, the Spurs were able to keep them away from the rim, off the free-throw line and inside the 3-point line. The Heat will surely have some adjustments ready this year, and we should be able to tell a lot about how they are working just by looking at the locations of their shots.LineupsThe offensive systems each team employs to create good shots revolve around lineups. The Heat would prefer to play small, arraying three and sometimes four shooters around James. The Pacers were loathe to change gears and try to match up with them, but the Spurs may be more willing. They have more depth than any of the teams the Heat have played in these playoffs, and San Antonio is much more comfortable using that depth in a variety of arrangements.A big issue in last season’s finals’ matchup was the way the Heat’s small lineups forced the Spurs to separate Tiago Splitter and Tim Duncan. The Spurs used that pairing for about 20 percent of their regular-season minutes, then just over 11 percent in the finals. But Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich has been more aggressive this season about experimenting with different lineups.It is tricky to parse statistics for the Spurs between big and small lineups because of the big and small skill set of Boris Diaw. When he’s playing power forward for the Spurs, the “big” or “small” nature of the lineup depends on the matchups and what he’s being asked to do. But having him on the floor allows the Spurs to have their cake and eat it, too.Back to the NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking Statistics: Diaw was third on the team in touches per game, at 49.2, during the regular season. While Diaw is capable of scoring in a variety of ways, he averaged just 9.1 points per game because his role in the Spurs’ offense often called for him to be a facilitator. He averaged 38.9 passes per game; about 79 percent of his touches involved moving the ball to another player. This usually worked out well for the Spurs, as Diaw is among the best big man passers in the game. His assists created an additional 6.7 points per game for the Spurs during the regular season.In the Spurs’ Game 6 victory to close out the Oklahoma City Thunder, Diaw saw a lot of extra touches by virtue of playing some extra minutes, but it was what he did with those touches that made the difference.The Boris Diaw StoryIn Game 6, Diaw’s touches accumulated nearly 50 percent more points for the Spurs than they did during the regular season or in the series to this point. This increased output from Diaw was needed, with the Spurs struggling to hit 3-pointers and Tony Parker sitting out the second half with an ankle injury.Diaw’s ability to shift between big and small defensive assignments, and scoring and facilitating roles on offense, may allow the Spurs to sidestep a lot of the matchup land mines the Heat have waiting for them.MarginsThese teams are incredibly talented, well-coached and, ultimately, evenly matched. Each has a series of counters available for every obvious advantage the other will try to exploit. That’s why this series will be won at the margins and in the minutiae. Little things — the Spurs forcing the Heat to make one extra defensive rotation, the Heat getting the ball to a 3-point shooter instead of settling for a seemingly open jump shot around the free-throw line, and the tiny in-game matchups that shift the rotations — will be the deciding battles. read more

IREDES and VDMA Mining team up to offer another interoperability avenue

first_imgThe International Rock Excavation Data Exchange Standard (IREDES) and VDMA Mining, part of the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), have agreed to work together to address the industry’s growing interoperability needs.The cooperation agreement will provide a second way to exchange IREDES standardised data across mining operations, according to IREDES.IREDES is an established way of exchanging equipment-related operational information in mining, for example, allowing drill plans to be sent to rigs, or transferring performance information from LHDs and trucks to production departments.IREDES said: “IREDES defines the mining- and equipment-related content contained in different profiles. These profiles are exchanged in widely used and fully open XML technology, which makes them compatible with a number of other XML-related standards used in digital transformation.”VDMA Mining, meanwhile, represents well-known, mainly medium-sized companies in the fields of surface and underground mining, processing technology as well as consulting, research and development. On top of that, the VDMA cooperates with the OPC (Open Platform Communication) Foundation to develop “companion specifications” for its various branches, according to IREDES.“In mines, supervisory control systems are using OPC/UA (Unified Architecture) to acquire process information. In order to enable a smooth integration of information from mobile underground equipment into the overall process coordination, IREDES has joined up with VDMA to integrate the IREDES content into an OPC/UA companion specification for mining,” IREDES said.“OPC/UA, thereby, will become a second way of exchanging the IREDES standardised content.”Through this cooperation, IREDES profiles, beside their availability as XML data sets, will be accessible as OPC/UA profiles for integration into the traditional automation world.IREDES members include global mining companies as well as major global equipment manufacturers, system integrators and software providers.last_img read more

FE Warren AFB Inks Partnership Agreements with Local Agencies

first_imgRepresentatives from F.E. Warren Air Force Base, local government and Laramie County Community College on Tuesday formally agreed to a series of new partnerships that will expand recreational and educational opportunities for airmen and residents in southeastern Wyoming.The installation’s partnership with Laramie County Community College will bring academic offerings, such as automotive classes, to F.E. Warren. The arrangement will provide the college another facility for its growing programs, and allow airmen and local residents to attend evening automotive classes, reported the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.A separate initiative will allow reciprocal golf play for annual pass holders at Cheyenne’s public golf courses and the F.E. Warren golf course. That collaboration is expected to begin next spring.Airmen already have begun working on city cleanup projects with the parks and recreation department under the “Keep Cheyenne Clean” program.In a fourth initiative, the city and base will enhance ties between their youth sports leagues.The initial agreements are just the start of partnering efforts between F.E. Warren and its neighbors. “We’re just beginning to scratch the surface,” said Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen.Joe Schaffer, the community college’s president, echoed the mayor: “There’s some bigger projects out there we can undertake.”The initiatives, launched under the Air Force Community Partnership program, are expected to benefit all participants — helping the city attract additional users for its facilities and programs, the college expand its curriculum and the base offer new quality-of-life services to personnel. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

46 Days YSR Congress rule a totally failure one NTulasi

first_imgKadapa: Commenting 46 days Jagan Mohan Reddy government a totally failure one, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) vice president and also in charge DCC for Kadapa district N.Tulasi Reddy alleged that during 46 days tenure state government has done nothing for the welfare of people instead it has been creating unrest among all sections of people of its mindless decisions. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Addressing press conference at Kadapa here on Wednesday the PCC vice president questioned the credibility of the government over indiscriminate and unscheduled power cuts and added illegal mining of sand and transpiration continuing following failure of the government adopting new sand policy leads the construction sector totally collapsed. The congress senior leader said that even after Kharief season begins one month ago but farmers not able to conduct agriculture operations due to failure of government in supplying seeds. “It is not correct for the government trying to escape of its failure to the supply of seeds by throwing issue on TDP government on the other side farmers hit to the roads for seeds,” he said. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The PCC vice president alleged that YCP leaders threatening Asha workers, Mid Day Meal activists, Field Assistants working in NREGS to resign their jobs other vice they would face dire consequences. He urged the chief minister to intervene the issue. He pointed out expecting Rs 2,297 crores profit through excise in the current financial, it seems the government has no clarity in implementing liquor ban in phased manner. Party leaders S.Abdul Sattar, B.Jakaraiah, M.Vijaya Baskar, B.Venkata Ramana Reddy and others were present.last_img read more

Sinclair Enters Streaming Arena With Entertainment Bundle and Local Channels

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “In general we’re trying to think of ourselves as more than just the operator of local TV stations,” said Scott Ehrlich, Sinclair’s VP of emerging platform content. “We think about the services we offer the local community in terms of entertainment and marketing and information provided to our customers.” Sinclair hopes to reach new viewers in a fragmented universe by repackaging the local content produced by its 170-plus stations as well as select programs from the many digital multicast channels out there. The local Stirr channels will be curated by a team of programmers working with Ware in Santa Monica, Calif., who will draw on news and other local content from relevant Sinclair stations and selected programming from Stirr’s channel partners. Sinclair stations invest significantly in covering high school and other local sports in numerous markets; now some of those games will have a second run on Stirr.In primetime, the Stirr City channels will offer a movie rather than simulcast programming from Sinclair’s network partners — a move that would probably draw the ire of the Big Four.Among the 20 other channels on the Stirr lineup at launch are mostly low-profile digital multicast channels, which have proliferated in recent years. The news startup Cheddar is on board, as is NASA TV, Comet (sci-fi), Buzzr (game shows), ConTV (genre), Dove Channel (family), Pet Collective, Stadium (spots) and TBD (viral video clips). There has been speculation that Sinclair also aimed to launch a conservative-leaning competitor to Fox News as a streaming venture, but there is no such channel on Stirr so far.Sinclair aims to expand the lineup to at least 50 outlets by the end of this year. Sinclair controls all advertising sales on the platform through a revenue-sharing deal with its channel partners. In the digital streaming format, Sinclair will have better ability to sell targeted advertising as it will be able to identify a sports fan in Seattle, or a pet owner in Nashville and other specific audience characteristics, the tools most sought-after by marketers. Sinclair Broadcast Group is diving into the increasingly crowded streaming platform arena with the launch today of Stirr, a free OTT entertainment bundle offering local news and general entertainment, sports and lifestyle channels.Sinclair aims to leverage the near-national reach of its sprawling station group with its strong local presence in markets across the country into an offering narrowly tailored for regional tastes.“Anybody can turn it on and watch anything, anywhere,” said Adam Ware, Stirr’s general manager. “There’s no log-in or passwords.”Stirr will be available via Stirr.com for desktops and via an app for iOS and Android devices, and via AmazonFire TV, Apple TV and Roku.Stirr offers a collection of advertising-supported streaming channels devoted to niche lifestyle interests — from pets to local sports to science fiction movies — along with a menu of VOD programs from each channel. It will also feature a channel dubbed Stirr City carrying simulcasts of local newscasts and programming of local interest according to a viewer’s television market selection from the 89 markets serviced by Sinclair stations. There will be no geographic restrictions on the markets that users can view. Popular on Variety Sinclair has been developing the technological infrastructure to support the bundled content of Stirr for more than 18 months. The company — a lightning rod for critics because of its size and the unabashed conservative skew of much of its commentary programming — has been leading the charge for the FCC to approve a new broadcasting standard, ATSC 3.0, that Sinclair has positioned as a savior technology for local TV at a time when stations are struggling with declining ratings and heightened competition. The hope is that ATSC 3.0 eventually allows local TV stations to deliver a large bundle of channels, data and other services in addition to their primary established broadcast channels.Stirr is a step in that direction for Sinclair stations, although the service is entirely delivered via Internet for now.Sinclair already was an early mover into authenticated streaming as a distribution platform with the launch of its Tennis Channel app in 2013. Stirr comes on the heels of NBCUniversal’s announcement Monday that it is planning for the launch of a free, ad-supported streaming platform in 2020.Ware said Sinclair plans to step up the promotion for Stirr in a few weeks, and Sinclair’s stations will be promoting the service on-air and in local newscasts. The pitch to consumers will emphasize that the service is another way to access free over-the-air television.“We’ve found that it is a really effective message to talk about the value proposition of free TV,” Ware said.last_img read more

Buy This Comic The Dead Hand 1

first_imgStay on target Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 “Carter Carlson was a highly decorated operative during the Cold War. But in the fall of 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed, Carter discovered a secret that not only changed his life…but also altered the course of history. Now, as the mysterious “Dead Hand” threatens to end the world once again, the only thing standing in its way is the relationship between an old spy and a little boy.”THE DEAD HAND #1 (W): Kyle Higgins (A): Stephan Mooney (C): Jordie Bellaire (L): Clayton CowlesIt’s always hard to find a good spy story. It’s even harder to find a good spy story that starts strong and makes you wonder where it may land. We’ve gotten so many undeniably incredible spy stories that leave you at the edge every minute. But… what if you had one a spy story where you’re not sure where it will land? You don’t know what secrets these characters have to hide, or what they may be trying to hide. The Dead Hand #1 presents that type of story. Higgins creates a story that will leave you in awe, but also hanging on at the edge of every panel.via Image ComicsHiggins knows how to slowly build and balance a suspenseful and tense espionage spy story where you actively try to figure out just what the character has gotten themselves into and how it’s going to end for… everyone. Higgins’ narrative immediately brings you into the mindset of Captain America, but a Captain America solely sent to occupy the Soviet Union and learn the plan behind weapons being built. However, this story quickly keeps your interest risen. Higgins presents the full backstory of the lead character and what lead him to the place he’s in now. All of this with a looming threat handing over his head and a twist at the end to pull it all together.This comic carries the weight of the narrative on the back and actions of Carter Carlson. Higgins amps the story of the comic through the lead and invitingly guides readers into his world with giving us the pieces to his history on a platter. He even mentions how his childhood fascination with Captain America leads him into the Black Ops and with one panel, BOOM, we’re back in the dark.via Image ComicsI grew up on British spy novels. Spy stories like this remind me so much of British spy novels John le Carre (read everything by him please), Ian Fleming and Len Deighton. That’s what makes this story particularly interesting and intriguing if you love these types of novels. It gives you as much information as possible, but it’s still pulling back. You get the nitty gritty, but suddenly, you’re left with as many questions as you were from the start. What exactly is Dead Hand? How many secrets lie in this strange town? Do we really think we know about Carter Carlson? What is he (and the town) trying to hide? These questions, as generic as they are, build your suspicious nature around the story to questions everything you’ve been seeing. Higgins knows how to give that classic spy story, but leaves you with the feeling reservation and doubt.As impressive as the story is, the art is equaled to this and utterly jaw-dropping. Stephan Mooney is incredibly phenomenal capturing the visuals of this story with his pencils and inks. Mooney captures the feel that Higgins creates through his narrative of moments in time. This entire comic structures around moments in time within Carter Carlson’s life and each panel Mooney brings out a specific and haunting style of the character in these moments. Mooney’s art keeps you in the dark as Bellaire’s colors enhance that experience.via Image ComicsBellaire does absolute marvels in creating a mood for a comic. In Dead Hand, she brings a sense of nostalgia in the panels of the panels with bright open colors. Then follows up with dark, cold colors as we feel a sense of dread and foreshadowing following Carlson through his missions. In the end, both of these moods come together fantastically. She gives you the pleasure of feeling a certain nostalgia belonging to the town, but then getting that twist of something just isn’t right here. Bellaire and Mooney work together like a charm. They give the narrative the push needed to create both a feeling in time and a feeling of danger.One thing I love about a good spy comic that is the voice-over lettering that comes with it. It has to create a specific momentum as you’re reading. One that keeps you engaged, but also allows you to track and read the story as or with whoever’s telling the story. Cowles does this beautifully, taking the narration of Carlson’s story and hyping up those ‘moments in time’ we read in voice-overs. He also places where the visuals shine. You’re able to scan the panel, move to the lettering and onto the next with such ease and Cowles knows how to deliver that.via Image ComicsThe Dead Hand #1 is a comic that everyone should be reading. It’s a new kind of espionage that will have you on your toes, but also side-eyeing what you’ve been told. I was totally on board for this comic. However, that twist at the end will entirely have you sold to find out what happens next. The Dead Hand #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.4/11/18 Releases – In addition to The Dead Hand #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.James Bond: Casino Royale HC by Ian Fleming, Van Jensen (W), Dennis Calero (A) DynamiteExiles #1 by Saladin Ahmed (W) Javier Rodriguez (A), Alvaro Lopez (I), Jordie Bellaire, Javier Rodriguez (C), Joe Caramagna (L) David Marquez (CA) Marvel ComicsDomino #1 by Gail Simone (W), David Baldeon (A), Jesus Aburtov (C), Clayton Cowles (L) Marvel ComicsCrude #1 by Steve Orlando (W), Gary Brown (A), Lee Loughridge (C), Thomas Mauer (L) Image ComicsRobocop: Citizens Arrest #1 by Brian Wood (W), Jorge Coelho (A), Doug Garbark (L) BOOM! StudiosLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Floating solar plants to be set up in state Sobhandeb

first_imgKolkata: In a significant boost to the renewable energy sector, the Bengal government has come up with a unique idea of installing floating solar plants in the state.State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Saturday said the first solar floating projects with a capacity of 5 MW each will be set up at Sagardighi in Murshidabad and Bakreshwar in Birbhum. There is a plan to install another 100 MW floating solar project in Bankura’s Mukutmanipur in phases. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhile talking to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar on “Sustainable Initiatives in Power: Creating Values for Future” organised by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the minister said that the three floating solar projects will be completed within the next year. Availability of land is, however, a major issue.Chattopadhyay said: “A Detailed Project Report (DPR) has already been prepared for the Sagradighi floating solar project which is expected to be commissioned in the next six months. Another 5 MW floating solar project is coming up at Bakreshwar followed by a 100 MW floating solar project in Mukutmanipur.” The 100 MW floating solar project will be installed on an irrigation reservoir located at Mukutmanipur. The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) is the implementing agency of the project. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA N Biswas, Commissioner, department of Power and NES, said: “We have sought a list of waterbodies from the state Irrigation Department where the floating solar projects could be set up. We begin at Sagardighi on an experimental basis. The other projects will be initiated later. Bengal is the first state in the country to implement this project.” It was learnt that it requires 4.5 acre of land for setting up a solar plant which could produce 1 MW of solar energy. Availability of land, therefore, remains a serious issue for the state government. According to an estimate, the 5 MW floating solar plant would cost the government around Rs 28 crore.Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that Chattopadhyay said the state government has introduced advanced machinery to reduce the emission of harmful gas coming out of the old coal-based power plants at Kolaghat, Bandel and other locations.last_img read more

Gay couple is turning antisame sex marriage signs into confetti for their

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… One woman in Sydney from a surprising location came through with the goods. Their anonymous donor was from Waringah, the electorate of former Prime Minister and vocal marriage equality opponent, Tony Abbott.‘An anonymous donor from Tony Abbott’s electorate of Warringah had ordered a pallet of them off the ACL to deplete their expenditure during the postal survey,’ Breko said.‘She was more than delighted to donate them to our Wedding celebrations and also gave us a bottle of bubbly to celebrate.”Don’t expect to see the confetti at Mardi GrasThey will not spread the confetti during the parade because of Mardi Gras’ strict environmental policy.‘We’re going to use the confetti at our reception at the Kings Cross Hotel the following day,’ Breko said.‘Mardi Gras, rightly so, has a biodegradable confetti policy – and while the Australian Marriage Equality signs I saw were on cardboard the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) used cheap plastic – so we can use it sparingly at the venue and make sure it’s cleaned up and disposed of properly.’The ‘no’ confetti will be spread at a big gay wedding. | Photo: SuppliedBreko said he hoped that the former leader of the ACL, Lyle Shelton, knew exactly what they were doing with the signs.‘We don’t know if Lyle Shelton from the ACL knows about it yet but his name is on the corflutes,’ he said.‘Look forward to it being shredded up and used for a good purpose come Mardi Gras weekend.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) James ‘Breko’ Brechney and Stuart Henshall got engaged in front of TV cameras on the day it was revealed most Australians voted ‘yes’ to marriage equality.Both were active campaigners in the national postal survey on marriage equality. They registered their intention to get married as soon as the government made it legal to do so.In planning the wedding the men came up with a fun idea to ‘upcycle’ posters from the ‘no’ side of the debate.They asked around to see if anyone had posters from the Coalition for Marriage and Australian Christian Lobby – the teams campaigning against same-sex marriage.‘We put the call out on Facebook and Twitter for anyone that had them,’ Breko told Gay Star News.‘We just think it’s an awesome way to upcycle those ridiculous signs, and they’re such great colours too.’Stuart Henshall getting the ‘no’ posters ready for his wedding. | Photo: Suppliedcenter_img James ‘Breko’ Brechney getting the confetti ready for his wedding. | Photo: Supplied A couple who are getting married on a float during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade have come up with a novel idea for reception decorations. First-ever gay couple to marry during Sydney Mardi Gras parade speak outSix months after marriage equality there’s much to celebrate – and still much to doAustralia ‘No’ camp claims boys will be forced to wear dresses to school after equal marriage voteRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-couple-is-turning-anti-same-sex-marriage-signs-into-confetti-for-their-wedding/last_img read more

Winners for the 2019 NET Foundation Board of Directors elections are finally

first_imgThe result for the .NET Foundation Board of Directors 2019 is finally revealed. Out of the 476 voters, 329 casted ballots in this election. After counting the ballots using Scottish STV (Single Transferable Vote), Jon Skeet, Sara Chipps, Phil Haack, Iris Classon, Ben Adams, Oren Novotny, and Beth Massi were declared as winners. In total there were 45 candidates competing for 6 seats. Beth Massi has been appointed by Microsoft while the rest got elected by .NET Foundation Members. Following are the winner profiles Jon Skeet: A Java developer at Google in London and is also C# author and community leader. Sara Chipps: Engineering Manager at Stack Overflow. Phill Hacck: A developer and author, and best known for his blog, Haacked. Iris Classon: Software developer, cloud architect at Konstrukt. She is also a member of MEET (Microsoft Extended Experts Team) Ben Adams: Co-founder and CTO of Illyriad Games. Oren Novotny: Microsoft’s Regional Director, MVP, and chief architect of DevOps & modern software at Insight. Beth Massi: Product Marketing Manager for the .NET Platform at Microsoft and has previously worked for the .NET Foundation in 2014. How did the election process go The candidate’s votes for a round are calculated by taking the sum of the votes from the previous round and votes received in the current round. The votes received in the current round and votes transferred away in the current round represent “votes being transferred”. The single transferable vote system was opted because it is a type of ranked-choice voting which is used for electing a group of candidates, for instance, a committee or a council. In this type of voting, the votes are transferred from losing candidates to other choices in the ballot. Round 1 The first round considered the count of first choices. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes so the candidates who received the least number of votes or no votes at all got eliminated and votes for other candidates got transferred for the next round. Round 2 Round 2 calculated the count after eliminating Lea Wegner and Robin Krom who received 0 votes. There was a tie between, Lea Wegner and Robin Krom while choosing candidates to eliminate. Though Lea Wegner was later chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 3 Round 3 calculated the count after eliminating Robin Krom and transferring votes. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 4 Round 4 calculated the count after eliminating Nate Barbettini and transferring votes. There was a tie between the candidates Peter Mbanugo, Robert McLaws, Virgile Bello, Nate Barbettini, and Marc Bruins while choosing candidates to eliminate. In this round candidate, Nate Barbettini was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 5 The fifth round considered the count after eliminating Marc Bruins and transferring votes. There was a tie between the candidates, Peter Mbanugo, Robert McLaws, Virgile Bello, and Marc Bruins while choosing the candidates to eliminate. Out of which, Marc Bruins was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Collectively there were 41 such rounds where each round was an elimination round and then finally the winners were declared. To know more about this news, check out Opavote’s blog post. Read Next Fedora 31 will now come with Mono 5 to offer open-source .NET support Inspecting APIs in ASP.NET Core [Tutorial] .NET Core 3 Preview 2 is here!last_img read more

Europe sees 8 growth in international arrivals Canada ranked third overall market

first_img Thursday, January 25, 2018 Share Europe sees 8% growth in international arrivals, Canada ranked third overall market Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Britain & Europe, UNTWO TORONTO — European tourism remains in top form, says the Canada Operations Group of the European Travel Commission (ETC), which met in Toronto recently to review last year’s performance and discuss 2018 campaign initiatives.According to the latest data from UNWTO, Europe welcomed 51 million more international tourist arrivals in 2017 than 2016, totalling 671 million compared to 620 million. With these numbers, Europe retains its rank as the world’s most visited region.“2017 was a very strong year for Destination Europe. European tourism recorded a remarkable 8% year-over-year increase in international arrivals, more than any other region,” said Miguel Gallego, ETC Head of Marketing and Communications.Tourist arrivals from Canada were particularly strong, with a 5.6% increase compared to the year before. With 5.3 million travellers, Europe accounts for a market share of approximately 15% of all Canadian outbound travel. Canada ranks third among all out-of-region outbound travel markets to European destinations.The strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 as Europe celebrates the Year of Cultural Heritage. Said Gallego, “Europe is the place for culture. This year the region will see a series of initiatives and cultural events across multiple destinations to enable visitors and citizens to discover and engage with Europe’s diverse cultural heritage and traditions.”More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongThe Canada chapter of the European Travel Commission is chaired by Dana Welch, Manager for Canada at Tourism Ireland, with Antje Splettstoesser, Director of the German National Tourist Office, as the Vice-Chair.“European culture and way of life has huge appeal for Canadians. We are working with our local partners to invite Canadian travellers to explore more of Europe and in more ways than ever before this year on the occasion of the Year of Cultural Heritage,” said Welch.The Group also discussed the implementation of its new long-term marketing strategy, ‘Horizon 2022’. The new strategy, which aims to secure regional dispersion and sustainable growth, focuses on global thematic promotional campaigns to connect people’s passions with destinations in Europe. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Bus attacker wins right to leave mental hospital

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The passes can be issued starting May 24.Li was initially confined to a locked wing of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre, but in 2010 was given the right to escorted walks on the hospital grounds.Li’s psychiatrist said the 44-year-old has responded well to treatment and asked the review board earlier this week to let Li take trips into town.McLean had his eyes closed and was listening to music on his headphones when Li, a stranger who was sitting beside him, suddenly stood up and started stabbing him. As the bus stopped and horrified passengers fled, Li carved up McLean’s body and ate portions of it.A judge was was told at Li’s trial four years ago that Li was an untreated schizophrenic.As part of this year’s review, Li’s psychiatrist, Dr. Steven Kremer, described Li as a model patient, who has shown no security risks and who has participated in treatment programs and taken up odd jobs at the hospital.Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced he asked officials to review the Criminal Code section dealing with people found not criminally responsible. He said public safety must come first.Li emigrated from China in 2001 and worked menial jobs in Canada. Li was found not criminally responsible for the July 2008 death of Tim McLean, a young carnival worker who was sitting next to Li on a bus near Portage la Prairie.The board said the passes should only be granted if Li’s treatment team believes his condition is stable and that it would be “appropriate and safe for him to leave the locked ward.” He will have to be escorted at all times by a staff member and a security officer.“It’s terrible. It’s disgusting,” Nadine McLean, the victim’s stepmother, said Thursday after she learned about the decision. “It’s kind of a waste going to the review board every year when he’s going to get whatever he asks for.”Carol DeDelley, the victim’s mother, also called it unacceptable and vowed to continue her efforts to fight the law dealing with people found not criminally responsible.“My son died this way to shed light on the issue,” DeDelley told reporters. “I’m not stigmatizing mental issues. If he’s doing well in a controlled environment with regularly administrated medications leave him there … but freedom for him? I don’t think that should ever be an option.” WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – A man who beheaded and cannibalized a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada won his bid to leave the grounds of the mental hospital where he is being kept, a criminal review board ruled Thursday.The Criminal Code review board said Vince Li’s treatment team may grant him short escorted trips into the central Canadian city of Selkirk, Manitoba. The review board said the passes will start at 30 minutes and increase incrementally to a maximum of full days.center_img Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more