Wenner Lays Off More Than a Dozen Staffers

first_img Despite last year’s high-profile editorial blunder around “A Rape on Campus,” Wenner’s titles haven’t lost any ground—at least in print—according to figures from the Alliance for Audited Media. Circulation for Rolling Stone (1.4 million) and Us Weekly (1.9 million) stayed flat last year, while Men’s Journal saw a 7.2-percent spike in readership in addition to a bump in price. Among those let go are Sasha Morrison, Albert Lee and Kevin O’Leary, all of Us Weekly, and David Fricke, a senior writer at Rolling Stone. Fricke will continue to write for both the magazine and website in a freelance role however. The cuts were spread across the company’s three titles—Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men’s Journal—and impact both the editorial and revenue sides of the business. More than a dozen staffers were laid off at Wenner Media in what’s being reported as a reallocation of resources toward digital media. No further layoffs are planned, says one source with knowledge of the situation. And, in fact, the Wenner’s corporate site has job postings for a number of multiplatform and digitally-focused positions.last_img read more

Mastodons Brent Hinds Post Tour I Need To Decompress From All This

first_img Facebook Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Post Tour: “I Need To Decompress From All This” Mastodon’s Brent Hinds: “I Need To Decompress” mastodons-brent-hinds-post-tour-i-need-decompress-all Twitter Email The metal guitarist reveals he is burnt out from the demands of constant touringAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2018 – 4:16 pm Brent Hinds, the guitarist of the GRAMMY-winning metal band Mastodon, recently spoke out about how constant touring is wearing him thin and making him feel like he needs some time off to breathe.When “Let There Be Talk” podcast host Dean Delray asked Hinds in an interview last month if Mastodon is working on a new album, Hinds explains that he really needs some time off. He tells the host he’s really feeling run dry by the constant touring schedule and needs a break before he can make music again.”All I care about is my peace of mind, which is leaving me,” Hinds said. “So I need to stop and recalculate myself. I need to decompress from all this and I need to press the restart button and just kind of reboot myself in a way.”With mental health and self-care becoming more openly addressed in today’s music world, other artists have also discussed the demands of working in the music industry, especially the challenges that come with touring. Notably, James Blake has spoken up about dealing with depression while touring. Also, before his tragic suicide, Avicii famously retired from touring, sharing that the demanding schedule of constant shows was directly affecting his health.“It’ll be okay. I can still play music. If people want me to play good music, they need to let me go for a year,” Hinds continues in the interview. News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Mastodon Discuss Band Origins, New Album As Hinds and other artists point out, it is vital for musicians, just like the rest of us, to be able to take time for self-care. And, as his bandmate Brann Dailor shared, their latest album Emperor of Sand came out of a time when they were all going through challenging times in their lives, showing that making music can indeed be a therapeutic process.”Some of the closest people to us were in the middle of some battles with cancer and some heavy-duty illness,” Dailor said. “If we were open and honest with everyone about what the record was about, then we knew that it could maybe have a positive impact with someone else.”Mastodon Reach New Levels Of Heavy On ‘Emperor Of Sandlast_img read more

How Mobile Phones And YouTube Are Helping Indias Bollywood Bring In Music

first_img How Bollywood Is Winning On YouTube how-mobile-phones-and-youtube-are-helping-indias-bollywood-bring-music-hits “The last two years have been really action packed,” is how T-Series President Neeraj Kalyan described his company’s exponential growth. With dozens of additional channels targeting loyal groups that speak many of India’s diverse languages, T-Series’ growth has many bases besides YouTube, and they are also growing into television and movie production as well.Cross-Pacific Pop: Album Sales Boom For Asian Breakout Solo ArtistsRead more Twitter News Email The newly available world of mobile internet in India has millions regularly going to YouTube for musicPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2018 – 5:54 pm India’s internet population is huge and growing, thanks to mobile phones, and music on YouTube is one of the market’s most popular destinations. As a result of this, Bollywood music is thriving, along with modern renditions of traditional songs and diverse videos targeted to smaller, linguistically unique demographics. Indian music label T-Series has been a big winner with 70 million subscribers on its main channel and new subscribers growing by more than 100,000 daily.The New York Times found that T-Series gets video averages of 6.5 million views with a bottom-line total, overall, of 53 billion views, making it one of YouTube’s most successful channels ever. Since 2016 more than 200 million people in India have internet access through mobile phones and 85 percent of India’s internet users visit YouTube. One hit by T-Series artist Guru Randhawa notched more than 615 million views. Facebook https://twitter.com/GuruOfficial/status/1062721542172360705 How Mobile Phones And YouTube Are Helping India’s Bollywood Bring In Music Hits last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of March 25, 2018:57 Ashwood Avenue — Sale Price: $860,000 — Buyer: Todd Kaylor & Alicia Raus — Seller: Brookfield Estates LLC — Sale Date: 3/27/18 — Use: Res. Dev. Land — Lot Size: 57,499sf21 Beech Street — Sale Price: $257,786 — Buyer: James Mangano — Seller: Deutsche Bank — Sale Date: 3/28/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 14,375sf11 Cleveland Avenue — Sale Price: $680,000 — Buyer: Sean Daniely & Deanna Matos — Seller: Michael Tkachuk Trustee — Sale Date: 3/29/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 16,553sf62 Glen Road — Sale Price: $490,000 — Buyer: Michael B. Kessman & Elise M. Lherault — Seller: Philip C. Ball — Sale Date: 3/28/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 27,007sf4 Lloyd Road — Sale Price: $280,000 — Buyer: Patrick Walsh — Seller: Richard F. Walsh, Trustee — Sale Date: 3/29/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 4,792sf9 Loumac Road — Sale Price: $474,000 — Buyer: Dominic Mao & Hanan Dahche — Seller: Dwight Maxwell — Sale Date: 3/29/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 20,038sf168 Lowell Street — Sale Price: $1.2 million — Buyer: 168 Lowell Street LLC — Seller: Walpole Woodworkers Inc. — Sale Date: 3/30/18 — Use: Retail Store — Lot Size: 140,699sf27 Oakdale Road — Sale Price: $697,250 — Buyer: Pavlos V. Meimaris & Eleni A. Meimaris — Seller: 3 Holly Street LLC — Sale Date: 3/30/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 10,019sf18 Seneca Lane — Sale Price: $652,000 — Buyer: Ryan J. Pavlica & Jennifer M. Pavlica — Seller: John F. Ohearn & Eileen F. Doody — Sale Date: 3/28/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 29,185sf4 Sparhawk Drive — Sale Price: $540,000 — Buyer: Mina Cho & Jiyoung Lee — Seller: Maurice Coughlan Jr. & Carolyn M. Viverios — Sale Date: 3/30/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 23,522sf8 West Jamaica Avenue — Sale Price: $699,900 — Buyer: Maurice Coughlan & Carolyn M. Coughlan — Seller: David M. McCue, Trustee — Sale Date: 3/30/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 10,019sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Edmund Shing The renovation of B and Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher

first_img Kingfisher (UK code KGF), the owner of DIY businesses B and Q and Screwfix, has been taking flight over recent months, climbing from 286p in November 2014 to 374p today.But what you may not realise is that Kingfishers biggest business geographically is in fact not in the UK, but actually in France with the Castorama and Brico Depot Do-It-Yourself chains of stores. The companys chief executive, Véronique Laury, is also based in France and took the reins in January after previous boss Sir Ian Cheshire stepped down.Kingfishers performance of late can be best described as somewhat schizophrenic. On the one hand, its two UK businesses have been performing well, in particular the Screwfix catalogue/online building supplies division, which posted 25% year-on-year total sales growth in the third quarter (to end-September 2014).However, on the other hand, the French Castorama and Brico Depot DIY chains of stores have suffered from a weak French DIY market, hit by a triple whammy of fragile consumer confidence, higher taxes and declining house prices. These factors have led to an 8% fall in French retail profit in the third quarter (adjusted for currency movements).The good news for Kingfisher is French consumer confidence is now in fact surging and has touched a three-year high, due to falling petrol prices (boosting purchasing power) and unemployment that has finally started to decline (Figure 1).Mr BricolageWith some of these gains in French purchasing power likely to be found in better home improvement sales going forwards, combined with the ongoing restructuring programme (Creating the Leader self-help initiatives), Kingfishers French profitability should turn around sooner rather than later.Helping this rebound in French profitability is the recent acquisition of smaller French DIY retail chain Mr Bricolage, which should result in further cost savings across the groups three French operations from enhanced purchasing power and closing of weaker stores to focus on the most profitable sites. Kingfishers management has already indicated this acquisition should boost the groups earnings per share, delivering welcome profit growth from the other side of the Channel.UK DIY market looking sturdyAt the same time, the buoyant nature of the UK housing market and record high UK consumer confidence (at its highest level in 10 years) should continue to propel continued growth in the UK B and Q and Screwfix divisions, after strong 11% UK retail profit growth in the third quarter.Up to now, the push-pull effects of weak French performance and strong UK performance have seen Kingfishers share price go on a rollercoaster ride, falling from a 2014 high of 440p to a September-October low under 300p, before recovering of late to 374p (Figure 2). While it has lagged the FTSE 100 index over this period, it is catching up fast.As part of ongoing restructuring, Kingfisher has already taken action to curb its money-losing operations outside of Europe, agreeing late in 2014 to sell 70% of its China operations (including 39 B and Q home improvement stores) to local supermarket giant Wumei for £140m. This sale has allowed Kingfisher to launch a £200m dividend and share buyback program spanning fiscal year 2014-15, with £180m already spent in 2014, and more to be spent going forwards.Key to Kingfishers fortunes going forwards will be the strategy update that Laury is to deliver in a month – this could prove a true catalyst for further upside in Kingfishers shares, should her vision for Kingfisher, as DIY shopping habits change, prove revolutionary.Takeover target?The final wildcard that could play out in Kingfishers favour is that it could become a takeover target (according to the Evening Standard), given its dominant position in European DIY retail, with private equity groups holding record amounts of cash and looking for potential companies to buy. All in all, Kingfisher shares may prove more alluring than the challenge of some weekend DIY.Edmund Shing is the author of The Idle Investor (Harriman House), an expert columnist and a global equity fund manager at BCS AM. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Closelast_img read more

Startup bigwigs to attend PMs Startup India event on 16 January

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s Start-up India event, to be held on 16 January, will be attended by some big names in the start-up space, such as Japanese SoftBank’s founder Masayoshi Son, taxi-hailing firm Uber’s founder Travis Kalanick and collaborative workspace provider WeWork’s founder Adam Neumann.At the event, Modi will announce an action plan to support early-stage companies in the country.Search giant Google Inc will carry out a session titled “Launchpad Accelerator”, where early-stage start-ups can win $50,000 in non-equity investment by making “live pitches” to investors.Participants can interact with SoftBank president and chief operating officer Nikesh Arora on various issues related to fund-raising. Secretaries of major government departments will also answer queries on how the government will “create an enabling ecosystem for start-ups”.Taking into account the significance of the event in promoting start-up culture in the country, it will be telecast live in all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and central universities, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) secretary Amitabh Kant told reporters.The live telecast will also be available for youth groups in over 350 districts of the country, according to Kant.Nearly 40 innovators, venture capitalists and angel investors from Silicon Valley, along with 1,500 founders of start-ups, will attend the event.Currently, India is home to 18,000 start-ups employing 3 lakh people, according to former director of Infosys TV Mohandas Pai. Pai expects the number of start-ups to increase to 1 lakh, creating 35 lakh jobs in the next 10 years.Modi, on his “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme’s telecast on 27 December last year, had announced the government would launch the action plan for “Start-up India, Stand-up India” on 16 January, 2016.”The action plan shall highlight initiatives and schemes being undertaken by the government to address various aspects relating to developing a conducive start-up ecosystem in the country,” Kant added.The formulation of the action plan is in its final stage, a government official who was a part of the drafting of the policy told Mint.”We have sent the policy to the Prime Minister’s Office. It is likely to be finalised by 10 January,” he said, requesting anonymity.The event will also witness workshops and panel discussions on topics including “Unleashing entrepreneurship and innovation: What do Indian start-ups need to grow and prosper”, “Celebrating women: Stories of innovative women entrepreneurs”, “How digitisation will change India’s future”, “Making Indian healthcare leapfrog”, “Financial inclusion is within reach” and “Show me the money: How do we capitalize entrepreneurship?””The objective is to reinforce commitment of the government towards creating an ecosystem that is conducive for growth of start-ups,” a DIPP statement said.last_img read more

Olivia Culpo flaunts her figure in barely there swimwear Photos

first_imgOlivia CulpoOlivia Culpo Official Instagram (oliviaculpo)Olivia Culpo took to social media yet again and posted some sizzling snaps of her enjoying the sun. The gorgeous beauty relaxed on a grey lounger in a photo shared to Instagram.The 27-year-old model can be seen showing off her enviable curves as she wore a red-and-white candy cane striped Christian Dior bikini. The beauty captioned the pinup image, ‘Energy flows where attention goes.’ Olivia seems to have gone makeup free for the post. But we have to say she looked gorgeous nonetheless. She sure knows how to rock a swimsuit. She wore no jewellery.Olivia Culpo is a successful model and was also included being featured in Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit edition. The former Miss USA, posed in a series of bikinis, teasing millions of her fans and Instagram followers. Olivia sure seems to be keeping herself busy. She recently did a photoshoot for Maxim magazine. Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo Official Instagram (oliviaculpo)Olivia Culpo opened up about her dating life to Us Weekly. “What I struggle with is the people are, like … they don’t love you for you,” Culpo told Us Weekly exclusively.Her side of the story. Olivia Culpo slammed famous men who, despite being married, contacted her after her split from boyfriend Danny Amendola. Olivia Culpo may have some unfortunate incidents with men, but we hope she doesn’t write them off completely. The former beauty queen has had experiences with her exes that may not be categorized as pleasant. Especially Danny Amendola, who may not have taken too kindly to their break up. Well it does look like Olivia Culpo isn’t letting anyone hold her back. We have to say, she looks gorgeous in her Instagram snaps. You can check out the pics here:  Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo Official Instagram (oliviaculpo) Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo Instagramlast_img read more

Bus torched over road accident in Ctg

first_imgBus torched over road accident in Ctg. Photo: Shourav Das/Prothom AloAgitated locals set fire to a bus in Solosahar area of Panchlaish in the port city of Chittagong on Tuesday after it hit a motorcycle rider, leaving him seriously injured, reports UNB.The injured motor cyclist, Selim, 55, is admitted to the Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, said assistant sub-inspector of CMCH police outpost Abdul Hamid.The accident occurred around 8:00 am in the morning, he said.A unit of Fire Service later doused the flame while no casualty was reported yet, said deputy assistant director of Chittagong Fire Service Md Jasim Uddin.last_img read more

Man killed in Coxs Bazar gunfight

first_img.A man was killed in an alleged gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Napitkhali area of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Anwarul Islam, 52, son of late Ershad Ali of Badarkhali village.He was accused of raping a schoolgirl of the same village on 11 February, according to a press release of RAB-7.Tipped off, a team of RAB-7 conducted a drive in the village to arrest Anwarul.Sensing the presence of the elite force, the associates of Anwarul opened fire at RAB members prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.Anwarul was caught in the line of fire while the others managed to flee the scene, according to the claim of the law enforcement agency.Later the elite force members took bullet wounded Anwarul to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead.The RAB’s version of the incident was, however, not verified independently as no version of the event was available either from any witnesses or from the victim’s family immediately.last_img read more

Swechchhasebak League leader murdered in Pirojpur

first_imgJony Talukdar. Photo: CollectedA Swechchhasebak League leader was stabbed to death allegedly by his rivals at Kabutarkhali village of Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur on Monday, reports UNB. The deceased Jony Talukdar, 25, was vice-president of Gulishakhali union unit Swechchhashebak League and son of Hashem Ali Talukdar of the village.He was a supporter of upazila polls independent candidate Rezaul Islam, who had rivalry with Awami League candidate Hossain Mosharraf Shakku.Jony was critically injured after supporters of Shakku reportedly attacked him around 8:45am, said Shawkat Anwar, officer-in-charge of Mathbaria police station.He succumbed to his injuries around 1:00pm while being taken to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.Police arrested Jahangir, a supporter of Shakku after the attack.last_img read more

Texas Firefighters Highlight Increasing PTSD Rates At A Houston Conference

first_img 00:00 /01:13 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Ed Mayberry Houston Public MediaFire department vehicles parked in front of a home in Conroe that collapsed during a fire, killing three children and critically injuring three others.Firefighters in Houston and across the state are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other health issues similar to that of military veterans.That’s according to Marty Lancton of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association. Lancton says with the sheer volumes of calls area departments receive, a firefighter’s daily job can be just as traumatic as a soldier in the line of duty.He says firefighters are expected to respond immediately to a call at a moment’s notice – and be 100% right, 100% of the time.“We have a large majority of our firefighters that are ex-military,” says Lancton. “So when they’ve gotten out of the military, they’re now coming in and — they serve their country and they’re serving the citizens of Houston. And that’s admirable. And what we’ve said is we cannot leave firefighters behind and we cannot not address these issues.”Members from the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association along with national experts and more than 30 firefighters from across the state held a ‘peer-support’ training conference in Houston last week designed to help add resources for firefighters in need.The conference covered topics like job-related post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, family problems, treatment options as well as establishing measures of trust and confidentiality.According to the latest report by the International Association of Fire Fighters, almost 20 percent of firefighters and paramedics had PTSD, compared with the general population’s rate of 3.5 percent. Listen Sharelast_img read more

Full Show We Share Information For A Good Nights Sleep Aug 7

first_imgOn Monday’s Houston Matters: It could be the most important public service we provide on Houston Matters: We help out you and other Houstonians to get something we all desperately need: a good night’s sleep.We welcome your questions about sleep and sleep disorders for Dr. Richard Castriotta, the director of pulmonary and sleep medicine at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School, and the medical director of the Memorial Hermann Sleep Disorders Center.Also this hour, We discuss developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Sharelast_img read more

Raising Stakes Attorney For Porn Star Seeks Trump Testimony

first_imgAP Photo/Matt SaylesIn this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing President Donald Trump and wants a California judge to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.An attorney for Stormy Daniels filed a motion Wednesday seeking to question President Donald Trump and his attorney under oath about a pre-election payment to the porn actress aimed at keeping her quiet about an alleged tryst with Trump.If successful, it would be the first deposition of a sitting president since Bill Clinton in 1998 had to answer questions about his conduct with women.Attorney Michael Avenatti is seeking sworn testimony from Trump and Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, about a $130,000 payment made to Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election as part of a nondisclosure agreement she is seeking to invalidate. Avenatti’s documents were filed in U.S. District Court in California.Avenatti is part of a growing list of lawyers looking to question Trump. Attorneys for a former contestant on one of Trump’s “Apprentice” TV shows have said they want to depose the president as part of a defamation suit. And the president’s legal team continues to negotiate with special counsel Robert Mueller over the scope and terms of an interview with the presidentAvenatti wants to question Trump and Cohen for “no more than two hours.” In the filing, he says the depositions are needed to establish if Trump knew about the payment, which he refers to as a “hush agreement,” and if he consented to it.“We’re looking for sworn answers from the president and Mr. Cohen about what they knew, when they knew it and what they did about it,” Avenatti told The Associated Press.While he noted that “in every case you always have to be open to settlement,” Avenatti said that “at this point we don’t see how this case would possibly be settled.”In a statement to CBS, Cohen’s attorney David Schwartz called the filing a “reckless use of the legal system in order to continue to inflate Michael Avenatti’s deflated ego and keep himself relevant.”The White House, which has said Trump denies the relationship, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.A former businessman, Trump is no stranger to high-stakes litigation, sitting for depositions in contract and defamation lawsuits over the years. Those interviews show his deep experience in giving statements to lawyers, but also show a witness who could be voluble, boastful and, at times, combative.Georgetown University law professor Naomi Mezey said a deposition presented risks because it is the way to get the president in a vulnerable position. “And President Trump is a particularly vulnerable president,” Mezey said.Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, detailed her alleged 2006 tryst with Trump in a widely watched interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. She said she’d had sex with him once, shortly after Trump’s wife, Melania, gave birth to the president’s youngest son.She also said that a man approached her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 when she was with her infant daughter, and threatened her with physical harm if she went public with her story.The interview prompted a new flurry of legal action, with a lawyer for Cohen demanding that Daniels publicly apologize to his client for suggesting he was involved in her intimidation. Daniels responded by filing a revised federal lawsuit accusing Cohen of defamation.Cohen has said he paid the $130,000 out of his own pocket and that neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction. Avenatti has argued that the “hush agreement” Daniels signed in October 2016 is invalid because it was not signed by Trump.A hearing before Judge S. James Otero in the federal court’s Central District in Los Angeles is set for April 30.As precedent, the motion notes that Clinton was deposed while in office in 1998 during Paula Jones’ sexual harassment suit. That came after the Supreme Court ruled that a sitting president was not immune from civil litigation on something that happened before taking office and was unrelated to the office.Jones’ case was dismissed by a judge and then appealed. The appeal was still pending when Clinton agreed to pay $850,000 to Jones to settle the case. He did not admit wrongdoing. Later in 1998, Clinton also gave grand jury testimony about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Sharelast_img read more

Spreading Smiles Across Northern Virginia

first_imgThe fourth annual Spreading Smiles event, comprised of offices in Vienna, Fairfax, Arlington, and The Plains, Va. will include local dentists providing services to local residents in need of free dental care on Sept. 17 at 2553 Chain Bridge Road. Doors are scheduled to open at 7:30 a.m. and the event will go all day, with no appointments necessary. All visits are on a first come, first serve basis.last_img

Cardinals Set For Hoosier Hills Invitational

first_img Live Results Link Half of the Cardinals’ wins at the Power Five Invitational came from jumping events. Alivia Ash won the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.72m/5-07.75, while Renate van Tonder took the top spot in the women’s triple jump at 12.62m/41-05. Antony McRoberts won the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.27m/23-10.25 and Alexis Gibbons won the women’s side with a mark of 6.13m/20-01.50. Last weekend at the Power Five Invitational, Donald McClinton ran 21.49 in the 200m to capture his second school record, breaking the 21.58 record set by Jacques Caldwell in 2009. Noah McBride also surpassed the previous record, crossing the finish line in 21.52 for a second-place finish. The Hoosier Hills Invitational will take place on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. with the 60m hurdles and weight throw. The meet features host Indiana, Notre Dame, Butler, and Tennessee State. Aurilla Wilson won her second 3,000m race of the season over the weekend with a time of 9:50.15. The pole vaulters will compete at the Doug Raymond National Qualifier starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Competition includes Buffalo, Central Michigan, and Akron, among others. Halee Hudson earned her first win of the season in women’s weight throw with a heave of 20.15m/66-01.50. Gabriela Leon cleared 4.30m/14-01.25 to win women’s pole vault to round out the weekend wins. Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following an eight-win showing at the Power Five Invitational, the University of Louisville track and field team will head to Bloomington, Ind. to compete in the Hoosier Hills Invitational on Friday. The Cardinal pole vaulters will travel to Kent State for competition on Saturday.last_img read more

Questioning facebook freedom through art

first_imgArtist Puja Kshatriya is presenting her work Facebook of Reclaimed Identities, her new series of small formatted paintings soon at the India Habitat Centre. Her works are done on canvas with oil and  acrylic. She has also used the scratching technique where one adds scratches with blade to add effects to the strokes. Compared to Puja’s earlier works her recent paintings are small in size. Most of these works not more than three feet in size resemble the that of the frame of a computer screen. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ The images are those of flowers and faces of children. The irony that Puja wants to build up in this series becomes palpable when one comes to know that these faces belong to those children who do not have any access to Facebook or related activities. They may be featured in Facebook through somebody’s agency and in fact without their knowledge. The image infested realm of Facebook often uses and abuses the identity of people who are randomly photographed without consent, credit or remuneration. Seen against this context of Facebook abuse, Puja’s works speak of the realms and identities that are incapacitated by the overuse of the medium. Hence, Puja’s works open up a critical body of paintings that suggestively questions the so called Facebook freedom. Inversely, the artist acknowledges the medium’s power to give a face to those people who otherwise will never have a face in the world of internet. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFacebook for Puja Kshatriya is an operative metaphor in her works. She portrays faces and events through emblematic registrations. Pursuing her passion for the arts over the last forty years, Puja has earned great admiration and accolades for her work, with exhibitions in Dubai, Jakarta, London and Singapore amongst others.Departing from the traditional style of painting, along with acrylics, Puja uses the blade scraping technique, where in two-three layers of oil colours are applied and then the blade is used to bring out the forms. The pressure while scraping is varied. This technique gives a sculptural effect to the figures.last_img read more

8607 per cent students pass Madhyamik examination

first_imgKolkata: An estimated 86.07 per cent of the 10,50,397 students passed the Madhyamik Pariksha (class 10) board examination in West Bengal, the results of which were announced on Tuesday. Sougata Das of Mahammadpur Deshpran Vidyapith in Purba Midnapore district topped the madhyamik examination securing 694 out of total 700 marks with 99.94 percentage. West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE), president Kalyanmoy Ganguly told a press meet here that this year’s 86.07 pass percentage was the highest in madhyamik examination in recent times. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Asked if results in other class 10 board examinations prompted the Madhyamik high scores as the topper got 694, the second 691 and the third and four ranked received 689 and 687 marks respectively, Ganguly said “we are not influenced by evaluation of other boards. We are following our own yardsticks. These students deservedly got such marks.” The results are available on the website wbbse.org. Purba Midnapore district registered the highest pass percentage of 96.01 per cent among the districts.last_img read more

Should you go with Arduino Uno or Raspberry Pi 3 for your

first_imgArduino Uno and Raspberry Pi 3 are the go-to options for IoT projects. They’re tiny computers that can make a big impact in how we connect devices to each other, and to the internet. But they can also be a lot of fun too – at their best, they do both. For example, Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi were used to make a custom underwater camera solution for filming the Netflix documentary, Chasing Coral. They were also behind the Autonomous racing robot. However, how are the two microcomputers different? If you’re confused about which one you should start using, here’s a look at the key features of both the Arduino Uno and the Raspberry Pi 3.This will give you a clearer view on what fits your project well, or maybe just help you decide what to include on your birthday wishlist. Comparing the Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi 3 has a Broadcom BCM2837 SoC with it can handle multiple tasks at one time. It is a Single Board Computer (SBC), which means it is a fully functional computer with a dedicated processor, memory, and is capable of running an OS – Raspberry Pi 3 runs on Linux. It can run multiple programs as it has its own USB ports, audio outputs, a graphic driver for HDMI output. Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328, an 8-bit microcontroller with 32KB of Flash memory and 2KB of RAM, which is not as powerful as SBCs. However, they are a great choice for quick setups. Microcontrollers are a good pick when controlling small devices  such as LEDs, motors, several different types of sensors, but cannot run a full operating system. The Arduino Uno runs one program at a time. One can also install other operating systems such as Android, Windows 10, or Firefox OS. Let’s look at the features and how one stands out better than the other: Speed The Raspberry Pi 3 (1.2 GHz) is much faster than Arduino (16 MHz). This means it can complete day-to-day tasks such as web surfing, playing videos, with greater ease From this perspective, Raspberry Pi is the go-to choice for media centered applications. Winner: Raspberry Pi 3 Easy time interface Arduino Uno offers a simplified approach for project building. It has easy time interfacing with presence of analog sensors, motor, and other components. By contrast, the Raspberry Pi 3  has a more complicated route if you want to set up projects. For example, to take sensor readings you’ll need to install libraries and connect to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Winner: Arduino Uno Bluetooth/ Internet connectivity Raspberry Pi 3 connects to Bluetooth devices and the internet directly using Ethernet or by connecting to Wi-Fi. The Arduino Uno can do that only with the help of a Shield that adds internet or Bluetooth connectivity. HATS (Hardware Attached on Top) and Shields can be used on both devices to give them additional functionality. For example. HATs are used on the Raspberry Pi 3, to control an RBG Matrix, add a touchscreen, or even create an arcade system. Shields that can be used on the Arduino Uno include a Relay Shield, a Touchscreen Shield, or a Bluetooth Shield. There are hundreds of Shields and HATs that provide the functionality that you regularly use. Winner: Raspberry Pi 3 Supporting ports The Raspberry Pi 3 has an HDMI port, audio port, 4 USB ports, camera port, and LCD port, which is ideal for media applications. On the other hand, Arduino Uno does not have any of these ports in the board. However, some of these ports can be added on the Arduino Uno with the help of Shields. Arduino Uno has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. Winner: Raspberry Pi 3 Other features Set-up time Raspberry Pi 3 takes longer to set up. You’ll also probably need additional components such as a HDMI cable, a monitor, a cable, and a keyboard and mouse. For the Arduino Uno you simply have to plug it in. The code then runs immediately. Winner: Arduino Uno Affordable Price Arduino Uno is much cheaper. It’s around $20 compared to Raspberry Pi 3, which is around $35. It’s important to note that this excludes the cost of cables, keyboards, mouse and other additional hardware.As mentioned above, you don’t need those extras with the Arduino Uno. Winner: Arduino Uno Both Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi 3 are great in their individual offerings. Arduino Uno would be an ideal board if you want to get started with electronics, and begin building fun and engaging hands-on projects. It’s great for learning the basics of how sensors and actuators work, and an essential tool for one’s rapid prototyping needs. On the other hand, Raspberry Pi 3 is great for projects that need an online connection and have multiple operations running  at the same time. Pick as per your need! You can also check some of our exciting books on Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi 3 Home Automation Projects: Bringing your home to life using Raspberry Pi 3, Arduino, and ESP8266 Build Supercomputers with Raspberry Pi 3 Internet of Things with Arduino Cookbook Read Next How to build a sensor application to measure Ambient Light5 reasons to choose AWS IoT Core for your next IoT projectBuild your first Raspberry Pi projectlast_img read more

Intel acquires Vertexai to join it under their artificial intelligence unit

first_imgAfter acquiring Nervana, Mobileye, and Movidius, Intel has now bought Vertex. ai and is merging it with their artificial intelligence group. Vertex. ai is a Seattle based startup unicorn with the vision to develop deep learning for every platform with their PlaidML deep learning engine. The terms of the deal are undisclosed but the 7-person Vertex.ai team including founders Choong Ng, Jeremy Bruestle, and Brian Retford will become a part of Movidius in Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Products Group. Vertex.ai was founded in 2015 and initially funded by Curious Capital and Creative Destruction Lab, among others. Intel said in a statement “With this acquisition, Intel gained an experienced team and IP (intellectual property) to further enable flexible deep learning at the edge.” The chipmaker does intend to continue developing PlaidML as an open source project. They will shortly transition it to the Apache 2.0 license from the existing AGPLv3 license. The priority for PlaidML will continue to be an engine that supports a variety of hardware with an Intel nGraph backend. “There’s a large gap between the capabilities neural networks show in research and the practical challenges in actually getting them to run on the platforms where most applications run,” Ng stated on Vertex.ai’s launch in 2016. “Making these algorithms work in your app requires fast enough hardware paired with precisely tuned software compatible with your platform and language. Efficient plus compatible plus portable is a huge challenge—we can help.” Intel is among many other giants in the tech industry making heavy investments in AI. Their AI chip business is currently at $1B a year. Their PC/chip business makes $8.8B while their data-centric business makes $7.2 billion. “After 50 years, this is the biggest opportunity for the company,” Navin Shenoy, executive vice president said at Intel’s 2018 Data Centric Innovation Summit this year. “We have 20 percent of this market today…Our strategy is to drive a new era of data center technology.” The official announcement is stated in the Vertex.ai website. Read next Intel acquires eASIC, a custom chip (FPGA) maker for IoT, cloud and 5G environments Intel’s Spectre variant 4 patch impacts CPU performance SingularityNET and Mindfire unite talents to explore artificial intelligencelast_img read more

Thomson Video Networks has announced a strategic p

first_imgThomson Video Networks has announced a strategic partnership with Jünger Audio that will bring Jünger’s audio loudness technology to Thomson’s ViBE encoding platform.Jünger Audio’s audio leveling technology delivers broadcast audio that complies with  current loudness regulations. The company’s Level Magic algorithm provides a  series of level controls that address issues broadcasters face, particularly with audio coming from a wide variety of sources.“We have chosen Jünger from the key players in this arena because the Level Magic algorithm is very highly regarded by broadcast sound engineers for the outstanding results it delivers,” said Claude Perron, chief technology officer of Thomson Video Networks. “Audio quality is a key criterion for our customers and an important part of the viewer experience, and with this collaboration we can combine the leading loudness solution with the leading encoding technology.”Thomson Video Networks and Jünger will work jointly to integrate Level Magic into the ViBE platform, and the technology will be incorporated into new ViBE products from Q3 2012.last_img read more