Five things to know about the Avro Arrow fighter jet program

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to know about the much vaunted but secretive Avro Arrow fighter jet program that was scrapped in 1959:— The CF-105, known as the Avro Arrow, was a globally leading-edge interceptor aircraft designed and built by Avro Canada in the 1950s.— The jet could fly at Mach 1.9 speeds at heights of up to 15,000 metres.— The first of five Arrows built was rolled out to the public Oct. 4, 1957, the same day as the Soviets launched Sputnik I.— The Arrow, about 23.71 metres long with a 15.24-metre wingspan, first flew March 25, 1958.— The Conservative government scrapped the Arrow program on Feb. 20, 1959, and ordered destruction of the aircraft and related materials.SOURCE: Arrow Recovery Canadalast_img read more

Rapper Nas Partners With Education Innovator Koru To Assist College Grads

first_imgKoru, a company focused on transforming the college-to-career landscape, today announced a partnership with Nas, the legendary rapper, songwriter and actor, to bring Nas’ expertise in real world training and business to college graduates in the Koru program.The Nas Scholarship Fund will sponsor students who are carefully selected by the celebrated musician to receive financial aid. Koru is a highly selective program that has partnered with 13 of the country’s top colleges to accept top graduates who exhibit high levels of competency, academics, potential and grit. As part of the partnership, Nas and his investment company, Queensbridge Venture Partners, also made a significant investment in Koru.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, nearly half of U.S. employers report difficulty finding qualified recent graduates. Koru is eager to obliterate that statistic and has started a company that is transforming the often-difficult college-to-career transition with an immersive, experiential learning program. Nas has committed to a role as an engaged and involved partner with Koru to help teach, guide and mentor select college graduates as they enter the workforce.“I’m inspired to support Koru participants because I know how hard it can be to carve out your path and purpose in life,” said Nas. “It takes conviction, hard work and the right network. The young people going through Koru are gritty, book smart and street smart. The Koru program gives them an opportunity to put those smarts to work. I can’t wait to work directly with them and share what I’ve learned through my own life experiences.”Koru runs employer-embedded programs with world-class companies that are actively hiring. College students can apply for the Koru program and an opportunity to receive a Nas Scholarship at www.joinkoru.com. The program is designed to make recent college graduates workplace-ready and place them inside some of the most exciting, high-growth companies in the US. The deadline for the July program is June 9th and the deadline for the September programs in Seattle and San Francisco is June 30th.Two of the first recipients of the Nas Scholarship Fund are Steeve Simbert, a Georgetown University class of 2015 graduate with a major in Government, and Marixa Rodriguez, an Occidental University class of 2014 graduate with a double major in History and Spanish. Nas, and the team at Koru, carefully selected these remarkable young graduations for their high level of grit, academic excellence and personal accomplishments.“We’re thrilled to work with Nas and are impressed with his commitment to Koru’s mission of providing a bridge between recent graduates and world-class companies,” said Kristen Hamilton, cofounder and CEO of Koru. “The level of expertise and knowledge that Nas brings to our team is exceptional and a unique opportunity for the participants in our program.”For more information on Koru, please visit www.joinkoru.com.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Spielbergs Ready Player One tops holiday box office

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.”Studio estimates on Sunday say Spielberg’s virtual reality-focused film earned a solid $53.2 million in its first four days in theatres from 4,234 locations since opening Wednesday night, with $41.2 million of that coming from the three-day weekend.Not adjusted for inflation, it’s Spielberg’s best opening in a decade following “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which launched with $100.1 million in 2008. Aside from “The BFG,” Spielberg has lately favoured smaller historical dramas instead of the big-scale blockbusters of his heyday.Based on Ernest Cline’s popular novel and chock-full of references to 1980s pop culture, including some nods to Spielberg’s own films, “Ready Player One” is a return to the popcorn filmmaking that he became known for. With that includes a reportedly hefty $175 million price tag, which does not account for marketing costs.Audiences gave the film an A- CinemaScore, and reviews have been warm, too (it’s sitting at a 76 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes). Those who turned out this weekend were mostly male (59 per cent) and over the age of 25 (56 per cent).“It’s great to be in the Steven Spielberg business,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution. “We always believed that this movie itself would carry the day and that’s really what happened. We’ve seen all around the globe that the word of mouth is really propelling it.”Goldstein said while advance ticket sales were solid, the walk-up business was particularly robust on Friday and Saturday.Internationally, the film exceeded the studio’s expectations with $128 million from 62 territories, including $61.7 million from China (the biggest-ever opening in the country for Warner Bros.). Globally it grossed $181.3 million.ComScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said the performance of “Ready Player One” should be judged in the context of the marketplace, which is down significantly (24.1 per cent) from last March and has seen nearly every film since “Black Panther” open in the “middling to good range.”“None of them have set the world on fire,” Dergarabedian said. “We’re living in a world where a $52.3 million gross for the first four days is a really good number.”“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” took second place. Driven by an overwhelmingly female audience, the film starring Taraji P. Henson grossed $17.1 million over the 3-day weekend, followed by “Black Panther” in third place with $11.3 million.With $650.7 million in domestic grosses, “Black Panther” is poised to pass “Jurassic World’s” $652 million to become the fourth highest grossing domestic release of all time.A batch of faith-based films also competed for attention leading up to the Easter holiday, including “I Can Only Imagine,” which scored again with $10.8 million to take fourth place. It outshined “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” which earned $3.5 million in weekend two and the new opener, “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,” which stumbled with $2.6 million. Even Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” playing in only 165 locations, beat “God’s Not Dead 3” with $2.8 million.“Pacific Rim Uprising” rounded out the top five with $9.2 million, down 67 per cent from last weekend’s No. 1 opening.The year is still down nearly 4 per cent, too, but there are some superheroes on the horizon.“The cavalry is on the way in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’” Dergarabedian said.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1.”Ready Player One,” $41.2 million ($128 million international).2.”Tyler Perry’s Acrimony,” $17.1 million.3.”Black Panther,” $11.3 million ($7.7 million international).4.”I Can Only Imagine,” $10.8 million ($200,000 international).5.”Pacific Rim Uprising,” $9.2 million ($31.4 million international).6.”Sherlock Gnomes,” $7 million ($2.5 million international).7.”Love, Simon,” $4.8 million ($1.6 million international).8.”Tomb Raider,” $4.7 million ($12 million international).9.”A Wrinkle in Time,” $4.7 million ($4.8 million international).10.”Paul, Apostle of Christ,” $3.5 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “Ready Player One,” $128 million.2. “Peter Rabbit,” $32.1 million.3. “Pacific Rim Uprising,” $31.4 million.4. “Baaghi 2,” $15.2 million.5. “Tomb Raider,” $12 million.6. “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum,” $8.5 million.7. “Black Panther,” $7.7 million.8. “Nothing to Lose (Part 1),” $7.1 million.9. “Red Sparrow,” and “Blockers,” $5 million.10. “A Wrinkle in Time,” $4.8 million.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ldbahrlast_img read more

TNA to have talks in US

In Canada the TNA members met Tamil journalists yesterday (Saturday) and briefed the on the elections to be held in the North and on other issues. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to have discussions with US officials in Washington this week.TNA leader R. Sampanthan and TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran, who are currently in Canada, will head to the US this week for discussions on the political developments in Sri Lanka.

France extends support following Meethotamulla tragedy

The embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives expressed its shock at the collapse of the garbage dump on the 14th of April in Meethotamulla which claimed the lives of more than 30 people.France extended its condolences to the families of the victims and its support and solidarity to the Sri Lankan authorities and people at this painful time. (Colombo Gazette)

Quarterback duo sparks Ohio State offense in 5514 victory over Illinois

OSU redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) hurdles a defender during a game Nov. 1 against Illinois at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternIf the Ohio State offense was looking past the Illinois Fighting Illini, and toward next week’s matchup with No. 7 Michigan State, it didn’t show.The Buckeye offense bounced back from a subpar performance against Penn State as it routed the Fighting Illini, 55-14, Saturday night in Ohio Stadium.  Leading the way for the Buckeyes was a two-headed monster at quarterback as redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett and redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones combined for 334 of OSU’s 545 total offensive yards.Following the game, coach Urban Meyer said he was ultimately happy with how both quarterbacks played.“J.T. missed a couple of wide open guys early in that game. But I was really impressed by the way he came back and he made some very good plays in the second quarter,” Meyer said. “And Cardale, I think that was the first time we let him play. And he was in there with some really young linemen and still moved the ball. So I thought did he very well.”Barrett, who entered the game nursing a sprained MCL suffered against Penn State, said after the game that the injury didn’t affect the way he played against Illinois, despite missing multiple open throws.“The knee didn’t really give me any problems throughout the game,” he said. “That’s all on me. The receivers did a great job of getting open, I just have to do a better job of getting the ball to them.”Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said following the game that while Barrett’s missed passes are a concern, he isn’t worried about the redshirt-freshman ironing out the mistakes.“He missed some open throws that we would have liked to have competed,” Herman said. “We will figure that part out, I don’t have any hesitation there. He is one of, if not the most accurate quarterback I have ever coached.”Barrett finished the day 15-24 passing for 167 yards and two scores, both to senior wide receiver Devin Smith.Smith’s two touchdowns on the night put him in a tie with former Buckeye wide receiver Santonio Holmes for third all-time on OSU’s career touchdown receptions list with 25.Smith attributed his relationship with Barrett on the field to his big game.“I have confidence in him and he has confidence in me,” Smith said after the game. “When you got that connection with QB and receiver, it’s night and day.”Jones came in to start the second half with OSU up 31-0 and picked up where Barrett left off, throwing for two scores of his own, the first a 27-yard touchdown toss to sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson.Barrett said after the game that he was not surprised Jones was able to come in and execute on offense in his absence.“You really don’t know what you are going to get (with Jones),” Barrett said. “He is hurdling people, he is dropping dimes out there to Dontre against man coverage. Cardale is a great player and he is just getting better.”A slight surprise for the Buckeye offense was freshman running back Curtis Samuel getting the start over sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who had started the first seven games of the year for OSU.Meyer said it was ultimately OSU running backs coach Stan Drayton’s decision of to give Samuel his first career start.“Stan Drayton came to me in the middle of the week and said ‘I’d like to start Curtis Samuel this week, he’s doing everything right, and practices at an extremely high level,’” Meyer said. “And we still have great confidence in Zeke but we have two guys that can play.”Herman attributed some of Samuel’s development and rise to the starting lineup to Drayton’s coaching.“Coach Drayton does a hell of a job developing him and coaching him, but I think it was pretty apparent early in the spring that … we might have a real tailback here,” Herman said. “That certainly added to where we are at right now.”The Buckeyes are now faced with their biggest test of the season as they are scheduled to take on the No. 7 Spartans, the team that defeated OSU in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game and ended a 24-game winning streak. Meyer said following the win over Illinois that one factor will ultimately decide who comes out on top in East Lansing, Mich.“It’s all about the most prepared team. That’s what’s going to win this game,” he said. “This is a motivated team. And I think the most prepared team will win it.”The Buckeyes and Spartans are scheduled to face off Saturday. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

Texting lorry driver who killed a pensioner has jail term increased

first_imgSmith’s offence involved “prolonged bad driving”, albeit not all of it was causative of the accident. It has been illegal to use a handheld mobile phone while driving, or while stopped with the engine on, since December 2003.From March this year, the fixed penalty notice for using a handheld mobile phone while driving was increased to £200 and six penalty points. Increasing his sentence to 44 months, they said that the loss of Mrs Wattmore, who was greatly loved, had a “devastating” effect on her large family. Jeanette Wattmore with her daughter Susan West, granddaughter Anglea, great granddaughter Crystal and great-great granddaughter Isla Jeanette Wattmore pictured with son-in-law Lesley West He was reaching down to tune the radio just before his Skania car-transporter hit the back of a car in which 79-year-old Jeanette Wattmore was travelling back to Bristol from holiday in May last year.Mrs Wattmore died at the scene and her daughter and son-in-law were seriously injured in the accident on the A30 near Bodmin in Cornwall. Two other motorists were also injured.He had failed to notice traffic slowing down ahead because of road works and applied his brakes too late.Smith, who was of previous good character, stayed at the scene of the crash and helped a man in an overturned van.Lord Justice Fulford, Mrs Justice O’Farrell and Judge Farrer heard that he had shown great remorse and was himself having treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. A texting lorry driver who was reaching down to tune his radio when he killed a pensioner has had his sentence increased after judges found it was unduly lenient.Former soldier Joseph David Smith had been using his mobile phone ​to ​send and receive messages, pay a loan, search the internet and visit a gambling site in the run-up to the crash. The last message was sent 43 seconds before the crash.On Tuesday his 32-month prison term was increased by a year.  Three judges at the Court of Appeal in London agreed with the Attorney General that the sentence passed on Smith at Truro Crown Court in February was unduly lenient.Smith, 30, of Gillingham, Kent, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Royal Engineers during 10 years in the Army, had pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. Jeanette Wattmore with her daughter Susan West, granddaughter Anglea, great granddaughter Crystal and great-great granddaughter IslaCredit:SWNS Jeanette Wattmore pictured with son-in-law Lesley WestCredit:SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Terry Gilliam and Richard Dreyfuss guests of honour for Dublin film festival

first_imgTERRY GILLIAM AND Richard Dreyfuss will visit Dublin to accept awards at the city’s 2014 Jameson International Film Festival.Filmmaker and former Monty Python member Gilliam, along with Hollywood veteran Dreyfuss, will also attend screenings at the festival.Among them will be a showing of Jaws, which brought Richard Dreyfuss one of his most recognisable roles as oceanographer Matt Hooper. The actor is due to take part in an audience Q&A after the event – part of the Jameson Cult Film Club series. Richard Dreyfuss in 2009 Source: AP/Press Association ImagesOscar winner Dreyfuss – also known for roles in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Stand By Me and The Goodbye Girl – will also be present for a screening of his latest film, Cas & Dylan.In it, he plays a dying doctor who ends up on the run with a 22-year-old tearaway.Terry Gilliam – best known for directing 12 Monkeys, Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen as well as his Monty Python work – will visit as his newest movie The Zero Theorem is screened. Source: Andrew MedichiniThe film depicts a reclusive computer expert trying to find the meaning of life. Gilliam told The Guardian it formed the final part of a ‘dystopian trilogy’ with Brazil and 12 Monkeys.The twelfth Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from 13th to 23rd February 2014. For more information, see the festival website. Source: TumblrHow to watch the Golden Globes 2014 live from Ireland>Sylvester Stallone punched Graham Norton on his show>last_img read more

9 people who shouldnt be allowed to go to Electric Picnic

first_img9. People who have already referred to it as Lecky PickyEnough said. 4. Too hip to handleScan the small text to pick out a small, unusual band on the bill to get the most excited about.Headliners are lamestream. Source: Michele Ursino5. The over-exciteableBy the time they go to bed tonight they’ll have their tickets bought, their holidays booked, and are already smearing mud on themselves. Wudja relax.Facebook will see a countdown timer begin, along with a few photos from Picnics passed, tagging everyone in it excitedly.US INBRING. IT. ON.6. Smug jet-settersAmusedly talk about Irish festivals like they’re an irrelevant blip in the world of live music. They’re going to burning man, and are so glad they got tickets to Glasto instead.Let us use the Electric Picnic line-up to remind ourselves that they’re playing with the big boys here. Source: Shutterstock7. Taken overThey claim EP has been taken over by pop, they’ll definitely go but you mainstream sheep wouldn’t understand why.It’ll never be as good as Arcade Fire in the tent in ’05. You probably weren’t there.8. CluelessThen there’s the opposite. These have no idea who most of the acts are bar two headliners and therefore the whole thing is USELESS. THE INITIAL LINE-UP for the Electric Picnic was announced this afternoon. Of course, social media was alight with commentators and critics.But this lot? Insufferable.1. The speculatorTHEY TOLD YOU Outkast would be headlining. They posted an obscure reference to being in Ireland in August on their official fan forum and they’re ON the festival circuit this summer, all the signs were there!EXHIBIT A: ‘ALL THE SIGNS’You’re an unreal dope for being surprised.2. BoastersThey’ve got their email for loyalty tickets and they’re letting you know about it. Sure they’re veterans now, pity the suckers who have to pay full price. 11 people who didn’t want to go to Glastonbury anyway>7 of the best people you’ll meet at a music festival> 3. Dismissive early-adoptersThis lot will immediately dismiss the whole line-up while ranting from their pedestal on a continuous twitter stream about how festivals in Ireland are going to shite.last_img read more

Sony takes down PSN briefly for security fixes

first_imgSony isn’t quite finished with its work on PSN. Last night, in an unannounced change, they abruptly brought PSN down for a security update. After the network came back online, users were prompted to download a new security update and change their password, which for some users will be the third or fourth time they’ve done so in the past several weeks.The only users who will be prompted to change their passwords are those who attempted to log in or were logged in during the outage. All users will have to download the firmware update, however.AdChoices广告The outage took place yesterday around 8pm ET, and after the work was complete, Sony posted an update to its support page that explained that the network was back online and instructed users to download the latest firmware update. They also noted that some users who were logged out and will be forced to change their password may have to wait up to 24 hours before they get the password reset email.The whole affair is a reminder of Sony’s April PSN worries. The unannounced downtime can be approached in two ways: either Sony is being proactive about maintenance and management in the wake of the PSN hack, or Sony is still cleaning up or finding security issues today.It’s important to note also that Sony gave us no indication that last night’s sudden PSN outage was due to any kind of security breach or issue – there’s nothing to lead us to believe that Sony’s actions last night were reactionary due to some kind of hack. In any event, Sony appears to be addressing any issues they encounter and doing it quickly – at least as long as the security spotlight is still fixed on them.Read more at Sony PlayStation Supportlast_img read more

ASA Welcomes Approval of Soybean Oil Heart Health Claim

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed news today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a qualified health claim linking consumption of soybean oil to reduced risk of coronary heart disease. The petition, filed by Bunge North America, pointed to the potential heart health benefits of soybean oil, and manufacturers may now communicate that soybean oil may reduce coronary heart disease risk and lower LDL-cholesterol when replacing saturated fat and not increasing calories. ASA President Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Ill., applauded the news in a statement Monday.“The oil market is extremely important for U.S. soybean farmers, and the newly-approved health claim will enable manufacturers of soybean oil to communicate to consumers about the heart-healthy benefits of soybean oil. As we compete within the market against other oils, having FDA recognize the ability of soybean oil to provide a superior omega-3 fatty acid profile while also lowering bad cholesterol levels is a benefit to consumers and to producers alike. Heart-healthy soybean oil creates a potential for growth in a time when net farm income is down.This development is a welcome one, and we congratulate the Bunge team for their work in seeing it to fruition.”last_img read more

I84 reopens in E Oregon

first_imgUPDATE: The roads have reopened, according to ODOT.ORIGINAL STORY: Many miles of Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon were closed Wednesday morning after black ice made travel too dangerous.As of 6 a.m., the westbound lanes were closes for more than 180 miles, from the Interstate 82 junction clear to the Idaho border. Eastbound lanes were closed from I-82 to La Grande.The Associated Press reported heavy fog and black ice were the major culprits. Traffic updates are on ODOT’s TripCheck.com website. No reopening time was given on ODOT’s website. It was 30 degrees in Pendleton just before daylight, and 34 in La Grande.Eastern Washington and Oregon were hit by several days of snow over the weekend and on Monday, causing travel hazards through a wide swath of the region.last_img read more

Microsofts moving Xbox ad was the best thing about the Super Bowl

first_imgAs my friend told me: Feeling any sort of extreme way about an advertisement makes me a mark. I get it. He’s right. But I can’t help myself. On a day when the game itself didn’t quite live up to expectations, you could say Microsoft won the Super Bowl. Now playing: Watch this: Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar The Xbox Adaptive controller is a tool designed to be malleable. It’s a product designed to help gamers who may have lost an arm, or were born with disabilities, find ways to play that suit them specifically. Built in tandem with limited-mobility gamers, this is a piece of tech that has literally changed lives. The Xbox Adaptive Controller helps gamers with limited mobility play video games. Mark Serrels/CNET Super Bowl 53 has come and gone and, for me at least, there was one clear highlight. This Microsoft commercial: • Inside Microsoft’s lab with the Xbox Adaptive Controller Not gonna lie. I shed a few tears on this. Good job @Microsoft https://t.co/brnXGWHuUg— T-Pain (@TPAIN) February 1, 2019 Sports Video Games Tags After the Gillette ad “controversy” late last year, in which a strange subset of men got irrationally angry at a razor commercial, a friend of mine said something that stuck with me. He said, if you feel any sort of extreme way about an advertisement designed to sell products, you’re a mark. You should know better. He’s right, I should know better. But I couldn’t help falling completely in love with Microsoft’s Super Bowl ad.Essentially a commercial for Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, it follows up on an earlier ad from the Christmas period that highlights young kids with limited mobility playing video games.It’s incredible.It tells the story of those kids and their love for video games. All children love video games, and if you’re a person with limited mobility, video games can often provide a pathway to experiences that are otherwise difficult in the real world. But in some cases, those mobility restrictions can make even the games themselves difficult to play — which is where the Xbox Adaptive Controller comes in. 5 Super Bowl 2019 May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot 17 Photos Take a bow, Microsoft. Not just a feel good ad, real product. #SuperBowl— Cameron Sinclair (@casinclair) February 4, 2019 The highlight of the #superbowl was easily the great ad from @Microsoft that highlights the Xbox accessible controller. What a great way to represent the gaming industry to the world. You can watch it below: https://t.co/c7GnVhLI9t— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 4, 2019center_img Super Bowl 2019 Video games and video game culture don’t exactly have a great record of inclusivity. Historically, sports have had a similar problem. Microsoft chose to use the Super Bowl to promote a message of inclusivity, and — in this case — it wasn’t just a hollow marketing message. It’s a mission Microsoft has 100 percent followed through on.  Share your voice 2:07 Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailer Xbox Adaptive Controller: We go inside its development.22 games we can’t wait to play in 2019: It’s going to be a busy year. See All Comments How an Xbox controller helped this disabled Iraq War… Best Super Bowl 2019 commercials ranked: Harrison Ford, The Dude, the Backstreet Boys and more Avengers, Captain Marvel, Twilight Zone: All the must-see Super Bowl 2019 trailers Super Bowl 2019: New Avengers: Endgame trailer shows heroes at their best Super Bowl 2019 commercials: Watch them all here Super Bowl 2019 memes: Game of Thrones, SpongeBob, Adam Levine’s nipples SpongeBob SquarePants barely shows up at Super Bowl 2019 halftime show See all of our Super Bowl coverage More Super Bowl reading • Microsoft’s moving Xbox ad was the best thing about the Super Bowl Microsoft The controller itself was built with an incredible amount of sensitivity — Microsoft even designed and built a box that could more easily be opened by those with limited mobility. It’s a product that represents the best of a company like Microsoft. A product that a company like Microsoft should be highlighting. Microsoft could have easily used this ad space to promote the struggling Xbox One or the Microsoft Surface, but it didn’t. It highlighted the Xbox Adaptive Controller. It put diversity front and center and said, “When everyone plays, we all win.”It’s easy to be cynical about the messaging, to say it’s exploitative, to say that this is a broad brand play for Microsoft. But Microsoft didn’t have to create an Adaptive Controller. It certainly didn’t have to put the device centre stage during one of the most watched television events of the year. This is not a product that makes Microsoft a significant amount of money. It’s a niche product for a very particular audience. The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a product Microsoft designed and created because it was the right thing to do, and that’s good. Regardless of your thoughts on Microsoft — that’s good. last_img read more

YLP threatened me to join BJP alleges Venkanna

first_imgVijayawada: TDP MLC Buddha Venkanna said that AP Hindi Academy chairman and former Rajya Sabha member Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad (YLP) asked him to quit the TDP and join the BJP. Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, he said that Lakshmi Prasad called him on Thursday night from Rajya Sabha member Sujana Chowdary’s house and suggested to him to join BJP. Also Read – Bharat Gourav award to Margani Bharat Ram Advertise With Us He alleged that the former Rajya Sabha member threatened him that he would face cases and other problems if he does not join the BJP. Venkanna said that he would lodge a complaint with the Director General of Police (DGP) against Lakshmi Prasad’s warning. He requested the police to conduct an inquiry and take action in this regard. He also said that he would not be scared by the warning of Lakshmi Prasad. He said that he did not commit any mistakes and anybody could conduct probe into his activities. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us He criticised the four TDP Rajya Sabha members who joined the BJP for cheating the party leadership and also displayed a photograph of Sujana Chowdary and CM Ramesh having dinner with YSRCP MP Vijayasai Reddy at the same table. Venkanna pointed out that the TDP workers were protecting the interests of the party and even sacrificing their lives. But the leaders were behaving against the spirit of the party, he said. Advertise With Us “The TDP leaders were being forced to join the BJP by threatening them with raids by investigative agencies and other illegal methods,” he said and added that the four MPs joined the BJP to protect their own interests. Telugu Yuvatha State president Devineni Avinash said that they would fight to protect the TDP workers. No one can touch the party workers, he said and added that the party leadership would protect them at any cost. TDP leaders Varla Ramaiah, Kadiyala Buchibabu and several other leaders were present.last_img read more

Disha Vakani aka Dayaben of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is missing

first_imgTaarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Disha VakaniinstagramIt’s been more than a year now that Disha Vakani aka Dayaben has been missing from popular comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The actress had been on maternity leave since September 2017 and delivered a baby girl in November that year. Post that, Disha extended her leave and hasn’t returned to work since then.But seems like the actress is missing her shoots and the show as she recently shared a throwback video of hers from the show and asked her fans if they enjoyed the scene.Given that Disha had garnered enormous love from fans across the globe for the character she portrayed on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, her post was flooded with comments from fans, who urged her to return on the comedy show. Meanwhile, producer Asit Modi had stated recently that although Disha has not been working with the team for over a year, it has not affected the TRPs. However, they now feel that Disha has been given enough time to decide but if she doesn’t announce her decision in some time, Modi would have to replace her.”Disha has not been working with us for over a year now. It’s natural for any mother to want to spend time with her child, but now that her daughter is a year old, we are hoping that Disha will return to the show,” Modi told Bombay Times.”While my viewers are questioning the long absence of Dayaben, the ratings have not been affected. We have given her enough time to decide, too. Contrary to reports, there are no money issues, because my team is in touch with her and any matter can be solved, amicably,” he added.Modi further said, “I am still waiting for her to return, but if she does not convey her decision in some time, I will have to replace her. I believe that no actor is bigger than the show and everyone has to work professionally towards making it a success.”last_img read more

Mayor Opposes Housing Authoritys Plan For Mixed Income Complex In Galleria Area

first_img 00:00 /01:11 Al OrtizThe apartment complex planned by the Houston Housing Authority that Mayor Turner opposes would be built on 2640 Fountainview Drive. It would have 233 units, of which 10 percent would be reserved for low income residents.Mayor Sylvester Turner will not submit to Houston City Council a proposal from the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) to build an apartment complex near The Galleria shopping mall.The complex would have 233 units and 23 of them (10 percent of the units) would be reserved for low-income residents.The HHA planned to build the apartment complex on the 2600 block of Fountainview Drive, about 10 miles west of downtown Houston.The city wouldn’t need to provide funding to build the complex, but Turner’s main objection is that each unit would cost $240,000 and only 10 percent of the apartments would be reserved for low-income residents.“Who are we really building for? You are not going to have low-income people in all 233 units, but where is the money coming from? And who really are we then subsidizing?” Turner commented in a press conference held after Wednesday’s Houston City Council meeting.Turner nonetheless is encouraging the HHA to look for alternative locations in the same area, which is part of the city’s District G.  He also wants to “begin a conversation with private apartment owners about making more units available to our public housing clients so that those who rely on the federal government’s voucher program are not limited to living in certain geographical areas,” as noted in a news release the mayor’s press office sent out on August 1st.“I look forward to working with HHA to accomplish the important mission of providing for fair housing and quality affordable homes in safe neighborhoods near great schools throughout all of Houston,” Turner said in the news release.The HHA wants the city’s support to obtain $14 million in tax credits.Lance Gilliam, Board Chairman for the HHA, says they will look for alternative locations, but adds that they “have not foreclosed the possibility of developing that site,” in reference to Fountainview Drive.In the case of Houston, it is the mayor who appoints the members of the board of the housing authority, but the agency –which manages the Housing Choice Voucher Program– is independent of the city government and is funded by the federal government.The Fountainview project has been controversial because of strong opposition by residents of the area who mainly argued the complex would worsen the overcrowding in their schools. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Sharelast_img read more

Westworlds Violent Second Season is a Violent Delight

first_img So this is it. This is the story that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy wanted to tell when they started making Westworld. This is the first episode of what they had to make ten episodes of a first season to get to. Already, there’s so much more going on than in the season one premiere. They brought back the multiple timelines, but it’s much more straightforward this time around. While there’s sure to be plenty of fan speculation surrounding this season, it’s at least not going to try to pull the same trick on us. The first timeline is yet another scene of Bernard (or is it Arnold?) and Dolores talking. We don’t know when this takes place, but it’s the same old what-is-real-what-is-a-dream stuff we’ve already watched a whole season of.It doesn’t last long, which is a good thing. After the massacre that ended the first season, I can’t think of something we want to watch less than Bernard and Dolores’ Philosophy Hour. After that scene, we get into the meat of the episode. The two timelines we spend the most, um, time in are the massacre itself, and a cleanup effort sometime in the future. Bernard’s in both, and the show is keeping its cards very close to its chest in terms of what happened in between the two. In the cleanup timeline, Bernard wakes up on the beach with a gun in his face. Ashley Stubbs assures the company soldiers that everything’s OK. He’s human, and he’s the head of programming. So not everyone knows yet. The soldier has a red card with Bernard’s face on it, and the word “high.” Well, that could mean any number of things.Betty Gabriel, Luke Hemsworth, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jeffrey Wright (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)As Bernard is taken through the cleanup effort, the show isn’t exactly subtle about what this is. The scenes conjure up images of genocide. Hosts are being lined up and shot, whether they had anything to do with Dolores’ uprising or not. An American Indian host is scalped so they can access the host’s brain and figure out what’s going on. Gratuitous? Yeah, a little. But there’s no question about which side we’re supposed to be on. We don’t see a whole lot more of this timeline until the very end, but we do see the last thing the host saw: Dolores on a killing spree. And she’s not just killing guests. She’s deciding which hosts get to be involved in her new world.During the massacre, we see Bernard and Charlotte Hale hiding out in a barn from the outlaw hosts on a rampage. When the hosts leave, they make a break for an outpost, a way out of the park. The problem: it’s miles away, across now-dangerous terrain. That is until Charlotte reveals a secret outpost in the middle of the desert. Down there, hosts construct other hosts, and the true purpose of the park is revealed. Like every entertainment service we use today, it’s collecting data on its guests. Delos, the company behind Westworld, knows every guest’s desire, vice and dark impulse. It’s also collecting their DNA, which as we know, they willingly leave all over the park. Remembering that this park caters to the super rich, and you realize how powerful that makes Delos. In the world we live in, it’s not shocking that a company is collecting all available data on its customers. That doesn’t make it any less chilling.Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)We get a nice scene from the Man in Black/William, but it doesn’t really go anywhere. He’s surviving in this harsh new world, happy that the consequences in Westworld are finally real. The host modeled after Robert Ford as a child congratulates him, and says he’ll have to find his way out, and that’s about it. So I guess we’ll follow his journey out of the park this season. Fine. His story is the one I care the least about at this point. What’s more interesting is Dolores embracing the Wyatt within her. As the player piano (best character on the show) plays “The Entertainer,” Dolores rides through the park, slaughtering humans with Teddy reluctantly behind her. He’s not entirely on board with all this murder, but as evidenced by them making out as the sun sets, he’s going along with it because he loves her. Or, he’s programmed to love her. That conflict adds an interesting wrinkle to their relationship. I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out.The best part of the episode, as always, is Maeve. After becoming truly self-aware, and defying her code right at the end of season one, she’s back in the park looking for her daughter. She runs into Lee, the park’s often-drunk narrative director. He tells her that the park’s map isn’t going to do her much good what with all the terraforming Ford did before he died. She drags him along, and their dynamic is really funny. She’s single-minded about finding her daughter, and he’d rather be anywhere else. They also meet up with Hector, who’s still 100 percent behind Maeve.Thandie Newton, Rodrigo Santoro (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)Though I’m intrigued by the big mystery this episode sets up, this story is the one I’m most emotionally invested in. Unlike Dolores, Maeve didn’t walk through a hidden maze to become self-aware. She held onto memories, killed herself over and over, and generally put herself through great pain to get where she is. Then, when we found out she may have been programmed to do all that, she defied even that programming to find her daughter. I want to see Maeve succeed so bad. That, more than any other story will keep my coming back for more.Through Bernard’s story, this episode sets up a pretty cool mystery, even if the individual beats don’t hit as hard as you wish they would. In the cleanup timeline, they locate a massive number of hosts all gathered in one place. On the way there, they find a Bengal tiger washed up on the shore. That’s not supposed to be in this park. The camera keeps focusing on the tiger’s corpse, and I guess it wants us to feel more than we do? The genocide imagery was effective because we know what those images mean. At this point, a dead host body doesn’t have much impact without the show explicitly telling us they won’t come back. The image that follows is a little more effective in a “what the hell happened” kind of way.Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)Bernard and the cleanup crew come across a mass drowning of hosts. Dead robot bodies are floating in a lake that wasn’t always there. Teddy’s among them, which raises the question: Was this Dolores’ doing, or Bernards? Some big things went down in between Bernard and Charlotte in the data collection hub and Bernard waking up on the beach. The episode heavily implies that Bernard did some violent things in between the two timelines. I guess we’ll spend the next nine weeks finding out just what those were.As the first episode back after a year and a half, this Westworld had to reintroduce us to every character. It couldn’t get too far into any one story, so it relied on a lot of emotion and implication to carry it. For the most part, it worked. The mass drowning maybe didn’t land quite the way they wanted it to, but it does get us to start asking questions. The Man in Black’s story could turn interesting, but for now, all the episode could manage was, “this guy’s still here.” But Bernard’s mystery is fascinating, Dolores and Teddy’s arc is fun to watch in a horror movie kind of way, and Maeve is still the best character on the show. I like that it’s being more straightforward with us about when all these events take place this season. It makes me wonder how else they plan to mess with us. I know I can’t wait to find out. 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Swadeshi Art exhibition in Victoria Memorial

first_imgKolkata: An exhibition on ’19th Century Swadeshi Art in Bengal’, curated by artist Ashit Paul, is underway at Victoria Memorial till June 17. Initially the museum authorities had decided to host the exhibition till the middle of May, but in view of public interest the date has been extended till June 17, except Mondays and June 16, Secretary and Curator Dr Jayanta Sengupta said.The exhibition in the Central Hall gallery was thrown open for public on April 13.Woodcuts, woodblocks and lithographs, curated by Paul, are among the exhibits.The exhibits — also including illustrations, advertisements, lithograph prints, illustrations of gods and goddesses in almanacs — reflect the social life of the period, Paul said.last_img read more

Ceramic Foam Market Overview by Increasing Demands and Sales 2019 to

first_img2.1.5 Japan 2.2 World Ceramic Foam Market by Types Chapter 1 About the Ceramic Foam Industry Major Players Revenue (M USD) in 2019 Global Ceramic Foam Market: Product Segment Analysis 2.1.2 Europe Zirconium Oxide Type Thermal & Sound Insulating Material Request a sample of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3188565?utm_source=SHASHI-HTN 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, Jincheng Fuji(CN) Zirconium Oxide Type Others Major Players Revenue (M USD) in 2019 2.1.6 South East Asia Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2014-2024 2.4.3 World Ceramic Foam Market Price Analysis 2014-2019 3.3 Major Production Market share by Regions in 2019, Through 2024 Call answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452 Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2014-2024 Pingxiang Yingchao(CN) Ferro-Term(PL) The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Request a discount of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3188565?utm_source=SHASHI-HTN Chapter 3 World Ceramic Foam Market share Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2014-2024 Silicon Carbide Type The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players. India 3.4 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share By Regions in 2019, Through 2024 2.3 World Ceramic Foam Market by Applications Access Full Summery @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/3188565/world-ceramic-foam-market-by-product-type-market-players-and-regions-forecast-to-2024?utm_source=SHASHI FCRI Group(CN) Sales and Growth Rate 2014-2024 1.4 Industry at a Glance Central Sourcing(CN) Sales and Growth Rate 2014-2024 1.1.2 Zirconium Oxide Type Pingxiang Hualian(CN) South East Asia China 4.5 End users Market Analysis 2.1.1 USA Metallurgical Industry Filter Shandong Shengquan(CN) 2.4 World Ceramic Foam Market Analysis 1.2 Main Market Activities 4.2 Manufacturing Equipment Suppliers Analysis 4.4 Production Cost Structure Benchmarks Chapter 2 World Market Competition Landscape Global Ceramic Foam Market: Regional Segment Analysis 1.3 Similar Industries We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. 4.1 Industry Supply chain Analysis Selee(US) Silicon Carbide Type Sales and Growth Rate 2014-2024 4.3 Production Process Analysis 2.4.1 World Ceramic Foam Market Revenue and Growth Rate 2014-2019 Drache(DE) Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2014-2024 1.1.3 Silicon Carbide Type Major Players Revenue (M USD) in 2019 Metallurgical Industry Filter Major Players Revenue (M USD) in 2019 Market Segment by Table of Contents: Galaxy(ID) Chapter 4 Supply Chain Analysis 2.1.3 China Sales and Growth Rate 2014-2024 Baoding Ningxin(CN) LANIK(CS) Japan Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. USA Ceramic Foam market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2014-2024 Automobile Exhaust-gas Purification Aluminum Oxide Type OR 97220 United States Sales and Growth Rate 2014-2024 4.2.2 Raw material Supply Market Analysis Guizhou New Material(CN) 4.2.1 Raw material Prices Analysis 2012-2019 1.1.1 Aluminum Oxide Type 4.2 Raw material Market Analysis Global Ceramic Foam Market: Application Segment Analysis Europe Automobile Exhaust-gas Purification 3.1 Major Production Market share by Players 3.2 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share by Players 2.1.4 India 2.4.2 World Ceramic Foam Market Consumption and Growth rate 2014-2019 Others Foseco(UK) Contact Us: Ultramet(US) ERG Aerospace(US) Thermal & Sound Insulating Material Major Players Revenue (M USD) in 2019 Aluminum Oxide Type 1.1 Industry Definition and Types About Us: The Players mentioned in our report 2.1 Ceramic Foam Markets by Regions Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2014-2024 Major Players Revenue (M USD) in 2019 Pyrotek(US) Email help@bigmarketresearch.com Sales and Growth Rate 2014-2024 Call answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575last_img read more

Global Blade Server Market Size 2019 – Huge Growth Opportunities

first_imgDownload Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3125519?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The major market players operating in the industry are Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, NEC Buy Now @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/checkout/sales/502?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Blade Server The research extensively analyses the key market players involved in the global Blade Server industry. With the help of tables and figures, valuable insights on production, value, price, and gross margin of each player are offered. About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. The report segments the global Blade Server market based on factors such as type, application, and region. For the historic period, extensive insights on value, market share, production, growth rate, and price analysis for each sub-segment is offered by the report. Additionally, the report also delves into regional production, consumption, export, and import for the historic period. The regions analyzed in the research include North America, Europe, China, Japan, Middle East & Africa, India, and South America. Finally, the current market status and SWOT analysis for each region are elaborated, which would assist market players to gain a competitive edge by determining the dominant segments.center_img Big Market Research has added a report, titled, “Blade Server.” The report not only provides a comprehensive analysis of market overview and dynamics for the historical period, 2014-2019, but also offers global and regional forecasts on market value, volume production, and consumption during the future period, 2019-2024. The report also analyzes the key market players, especially the distributors, along with the industrial chain structure. The evolution of market trends is discussed along with the competitive landscape in various regions, which would help top and emerging market players to determine the lucrative investment pockets. The content of the study subjects, includes a total of 15 chapters: Chapter 1, to describe Blade Server product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market driving force and market risks. Chapter 2, to profile the top manufacturers of Blade Server, with price, sales, revenue and global market share of Blade Server in 2017 and 2018. Chapter 3, the Blade Server competitive situation, sales, revenue and global market share of top manufacturers are analyzed emphatically by landscape contrast. Chapter 4, the Blade Server breakdown data are shown at the regional level, to show the sales, revenue and growth by regions, from 2014 to 2019. Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to break the sales data at the country level, with sales, revenue and market share for key countries in the world, from 2014 to 2019. Chapter 10 and 11, to segment the sales by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2014 to 2019. Chapter 12, Blade Server market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2019 to 2024. Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Blade Server sales channel, distributors, customers, research findings and conclusion, appendix and data source. Get a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3125519?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Blade Server industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Blade Server industry, followed by industry news and policies. The report performs an industry chain analysis, focusing on upstream raw material suppliers and major downstream buyers. The data is highlighted through the use of tables and figures, which also include manufacturing cost structure and market channel analysis. Major players involved in the Blade Server industry are also delineated, along with their market share and product types. Contact us: Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail : help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more