Need A Quick Opinion From Your Friends? Try Swayable

first_imgOne look at that screenshot reveals which demographic has already adopted Swayable. Yes, it’s the tween and teen market. Armed with their phones and their love of Justin Bieber, you’ll find that there is a rich trove of “which haircut do you like better?” sorts of questions on the site. (Don’t let that dissuade you from trying Swayable. You can filter your searches, so you needn’t see these sorts of celebrity dilemmas.)That wasn’t the usage that Harper anticipated when she sought a better way to make car rack purchasing decisions, but it’s certainly where Swayable has seen a huge amount of traction.The app isn’t simply notable for its teenage girl fanbase. We’ve written about Harper before for her use of Mechanical Turk in building the product. A sole female founder without a technical background but with a lot of experience in project management, Harper has outsourced the entire development of the iPhone and Web app, its design and UX. She still uses Mechanical Turk for moderating and flagging inappropriate comments and images.Harper says that an Android app is in the works, but her focus right now is on perfecting the iPhone and Web apps and making changes based on user feedback. Could a Justin Bieber-only Swayable app be in the works? Let’s make a Swayable and vote! Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts If you’ve been out shopping and needed help making a decision, you’ve probably done this: taken pictures with your cellphone and emailed or texted them to a friend for their input. Should I buy the black boots or the brown ones? Should we buy the futon or the hide-a-bed?That’s the experience that led Lindsey Harper to found Swayable. She was shopping for a car rack and wanted her husband’s input: Thule or Yakima? The process of snapping two separate photos and sending two separate emails was “clunky.” So she set out to make the process easier.How she did so is an interesting story in itself. But first, a little about the app.You can create a Swayable via the Web or via your iPhone (iTunes link). To do so, you simply snap or upload 2 photos of the things you need to choose between. You can opt to make this public or private (if you choose the latter, only people with the URL will be able to see the Swayable and vote). Then you can share the Swayable to your social networks, by email, and via SMS or you can embed it into a website. Then the voting and the commenting begins, all in real-time. The iPhone app has push notifications, so you needn’t keep the app open while your friends weigh in.You can also vote on the Swayables that others have submitted as well. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement audrey watterslast_img read more

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Gear and Accessories You Need for Travel Video and Photography

first_imgWondering what video gear you need to pack for a destination or travel shoot? Here are all the tools you will need while you’re away.Top image via Shutterstock.The following is an excerpt from Shutterstock’s The Explorer’s Guide to Travel Photography and Destination Video.The free e-book also covers the following topics:Travel Tips and Regulations.Cameras for Travel Photography and Destination Video.Lenses for Travel Photography and Destination Video.Gear and Accessories for Travel Photography and Destination Video.Shooting on Location.Go grab a free copy of the e-book as a downloadable PDF on the Shutterstock blog.Gear and Accessories for Travel Photography and Destination VideoShutterstock image by rdonar.Shooting abroad poses one of the biggest challenges for photographers and videographers. How much gear is the right amount? From extra baggage fees to misplaced luggage, there are plenty of valid concerns.Your best resource is your own research of the locations. You may find that some places, like major cities, have plenty of rental houses for you to rent additional gear — like specialty lenses or big gear like tripods. Renting can save you the hassle of packing all your gear.If you don’t have the luxury of renting, choosing the right gear should be a priority.Batteries and PowerShutterstock image by EKKAPHAN CHIMPALEE.To operate your camera, you’re going to need power. Depending on your location, you may not have access to electricity while shooting. Be sure you have enough batteries to keep you out in the field long enough to capture what you need.The camera isn’t the only thing that needs batteries. Don’t forget AA, AAA, 9V, or any other type of battery you may need to operate equipment like lights. It’s also recommended to carry a battery pack so you can recharge your phone while on location.In addition to batteries, it’s always good to have some surge protectors and an extension cord to add a few outlets to your hotel room. Don’t forget power adapters for the various types of outlets around the world. Make sure you have one that works in the country or countries you are headed to. If you will spend significant time in a car, pack a car charger as well.Memory CardsNow that you have a camera, lens, and batteries, you’re certainly going to need plenty of memory.If you plan to shoot a ton of material, your first thought may be to purchase one very large SD or CF card. While that may seem like an easy solution, it’s actually best to have multiple smaller cards. That way if something happens on location — like dropping your camera into the water — then you will still have all the photos and footage you shot on the other memory cards.Make sure you purchase the appropriate card speed for your camera, as that will help you capture the best quality images as quickly as possible. Don’t forget to pack any cables you may need to dump and back up your photos and video.Tripods, Monopods, and StabilizationShutterstock image by eldar nurkovic.Stable images and footage are crucial for a successful travel shoot. You will want to find gear that is as light as possible. Carrying heavy sticks over a long period of time will really wear you down and hurt your back. Compact gear should be a priority.Monopods are the easiest form of stabilization to travel with. They are incredibly compact, and even some of the more rugged ones are still rather lightweight. A carbon fiber monopod may cost more upfront, but it is well worth the price.Tripods are the standard form of stabilization for photographers and videographers. There are a ton of different options, and there is a whole market for traveling shooters. You can find compact tripods that collapse to an incredibly small size. There are a variety of heads, from traditional mounts to pistol grip pivot heads. Tripods with pivoting heads tend to be the best for travel since they can offer level images no matter how rugged the terrain. There are also travel tripods that have additional features like built in flashlights.Shutterstock image by djgis.When it comes to choosing the right tripod, your main concerns should be the weight, size when collapsed, tallest height when extended, and weight tolerance.Videographers may want more options when it comes to stabilization. There are travel shoulder-rigs built for a variety of cameras, as well as traditional stabilizers like a Steadicam. When traveling, weight should be a primary concern, as well as the size of the rig when collapsed. The smaller the better, but remember that a variety of small parts greater potential for losing pieces in the shuffle. You may also need a set of tools to put the rig together, depending on the type of stabilizer you choose.Lights, Flashes, and ReflectorsPhotographers will be quick to find that traveling with a video light is usually much more practical than carrying a camera flash. That’s not to say camera flashes can’t be the go-to for lighting your travel photos, but the video light also doubles as a flashlight and you can use it in combination with reflectors to help capture stunning images.Video lights are compact, and you can easily find them at a very low cost. This is great for travel, so if something does happen to your light, it’s easy to replace. Many video lights can use rechargeable batteries, or even AA batteries.Shutterstock image by EKKAPHAN CHIMPALEE.High-end video lights and light wands offer changeable color temperature. This is great for all sorts of shoots. You can use these lights on subjects or adjust the colors and use them as backdrop lights.A collapsible reflector is really the best lighting tool for traveling photographers and videographers. Most travel shoots will use a ton of natural lighting, and a reflector helps you harness sunlight. Collapsible reflectors can fit into small pouches, and many come with a variety of color options. The closer the reflector is to your subject, the more powerful the light.Additionally, a traditional flashlight or headlamp can always help light up a subject. Many flashlights have a very harsh light, so make sure you test the look of the flashlight ahead of time. These tools are also helpful when digging through your gear bag in the dark.ND FiltersShutterstock image by tigristiara.No matter if you are shooting stills or footage, you will want to make sure you have some neutral-density filters. Shooting outdoors in the middle of the day can be a nightmare for anyone, but an ND filter can help you capture excellent images in bright conditions.With an ND filter and the correct combination of aperture and exposure settings, your camera can grab stills and video that would otherwise be overexposed.Graduating ND filters, or split ND filters, can balance the light, especially at sunrise and sunset. They can darken a bright sky, while leaving the landscape naturally lit.Variable ND filters offer multiple stops of light control, all in one filter. You can easily adjust the ND filter to whatever you need for the shot. If you invest in a nice variable ND filter, you may want to add a step-up ring. That will allow you to use the filter on all of your lenses, no matter the lens diameter size.Microphones and Audio RecordersVideographers will need to remember microphones or audio recorders to capture audio on location. From the ambient sounds of an oasis to capturing interviews, quality audio is crucial to every video.For travelers, the best option is a handheld audio recorder and a lavalier mic. Both are small and easy to transport. You can use the hand recorder to capture ambient sounds and then plug the lavalier mic directly in for interviews. It’s the simplest and most travel-friendly setup.Depending on the type of lavalier mic you own, don’t forget audio cables and adapters if necessary. Wireless lavs can be a hassle on remote locations, so consider going hardwired into the recorder.Cleaning Kit and ToolsShutterstock image by inewsfoto.From microfiber wipes to a dust blower, investing in a portable cleaning kit can save your shoot. Dust, dirt, and all the natural elements will wreak havoc on your gear. Make sure you can easily clean your lenses while on the go.Be sure to pack the necessary tools to take your gear apart if you have to do heavy cleaning or assemble any camera rigs. Invest in a quality multitool. A steel multitool with built-in screwdrivers, pliers, and knives is often the best.Don’t forget any Allen wrenches or specialty tools you may need for specific gear. Zip ties are also great to have. Keep all your tools in an easy-to-grab pouch, so you know where everything is. Don’t forget that tools may need to go in your checked luggage.Laptops and External Hard DrivesShutterstock image by RossHelen.Working on location is usually much more than just shooting. To dump and check your photos and footage, don’t forget to bring your laptop. It’s also recommended to store your files on external hard drives as additional backups.Create a solid folder structure for your project so files are easy to find when it comes time to edit. You can break your travel photos and video into individual folders based on the day you shoot or on specific locations.Backing up your folders on an external hard drive is highly recommended. Opt for a Solid State Drive (SSD) to store your images and footage. They have faster read/write speeds and are more durable.Upon your return, don’t forget that Shutterstock would love to see contributor submissions.Backpacks, Cases, and Carry-OnsNow that you have a rough idea of all the camera gear you need to travel with, it’s time to find the right bags for your shoot. The perfect bag is the one that is perfect for you.Rolling bags will only be your friend in the airport. Oversize rolling bags and hard-shell cases will keep you gear safe in transport, but when it comes to working on location, portable camera bags are far more practical. Heavy cases will get your gear to another country, but they’re not always necessary when getting to a specific location.Sling bags and messenger-style camera bags are great for those with a small amount of lightweight gear. If you will be wearing them for a long period of time, they can start to wear out your shoulders. For the best experience, consider an ergonomic backpack-style camera bag.Shutterstock image by Maria Savenko.Camera backpacks are perfect for travelers, and they come in a variety of sizes. There are small bags for those with just a camera and a couple lenses, and there are heavy-duty backpacks that can carry several camera bodies, lenses, and gear. You can even clip on additional gear outside of large bags, like your tripod. These backpacks help keep you moving, so look for a bag that distributes weight evenly with nice, sturdy straps. Most backpacks will also meet the carry-on requirements for your flights.For safety and security, inconspicuous bags are better, as thieves can easily spot tourists with expensive camera gear. Low-profile bags are the best for getting around unnoticed. Also consider removing any camera straps with brand names and placing gaff tape over the brand name on the camera body. There’s No need to draw extra attention to yourself.For more tips and tricks on destination video, check out the The Explorer’s Guide to Travel Photography and Destination Video on Shutterstock.I’d also recommend these articles on traveling with photo and video gear:A Travel Guide to Taking a Drone on a PlaneThe Traveling Videographer’s Guide to the Monopod5 International Travel Tips for Filmmakers and VideographersThe Video Gear I Can’t Travel WithoutTunes for Travelers: Royalty Free Music for Travel Videos and Vlogslast_img read more

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NCP’s Mumbai chief Sachin Ahir joins Sena

first_imgIn a major setback to the Nationalist Congress party (NCP), its Mumbai unit chief Sachin Ahir on Thursday joined the Shiv Sena, in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray.Later in the day, Mr. Ahir announced that he will contest the Assembly polls from Byculla, at present held by All India Majlis-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Waris Pathan. His new party Sena is yet to make an official announcement in this regard. “I have been in touch with Sachinji, and our vision towards development of cities was matched to the extent that I asked him to do good for the State by joining the Sena. I arranged a meeting between him and Uddhavji after which his decision to join the Sena was finalised,” said Aaditya.Mr. Ahir, former Minister of State for Housing, said inspired by Aaditya’s spirit to do good for the city and orientation towards development of the State, he joined the Sena. “I have joined the Sena but I am not here to break the NCP. I will work to ensure growth of the Sena,” he said, adding several party workers and leaders have been in touch with him since his decision to quit the NCP.The NCP reacted sharply, saying the party is pained by the backstabbing. “The party survives on workers and not leaders. We will not back down by such techniques and will continue to work to grow the party,” party spokesperson Nawab Malik said.Throughout the day, names of several NCP leaders were making rounds over the possibility of quitting the party. Senior leader Chhagan Bhujbal was rumoured to join the Sena on July 27. “I have no intention to join the Sena. I am with the NCP and will continue to be so. I had no knowledge of Mr. Ahir quitting the party,” he clarified. Another NCP MLA from Akole, Vaibhav Pichad, also held a meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis a day ago and is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Two weeks ago, Pandurang Varora, NCP MLA from Shahapur, resigned from the post and joined the Sena. The Sena chief said his party wins people over trust and not by any other means. “Our strength is growing and that means the strength of Marathi and Hindu population is also growing.” Mr. Thackeray, when asked whether more NCP leaders are to join the party, said he will not disclose anything as of now. “There will be more who will join.” Mr. Ahir was appointed the Mumbai head of the NCP in 2002 and held the position till 2009, when he won the Assembly election from Worli and became the minister. From 2009 to 2014, Narendra Varma and Sanjay Dina Patil were the presidents of the Mumbai unit. In 2014, Mr. Ahir lost to Sena’s Sunil Shinde, and was again appointed the Mumbai unit chief, which he held till Wednesday.last_img read more

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Odisha government launches publicity campaign for hockey WC

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 31 (PTI) With less than four months to go for the men’s hockey World Cup, the Odisha government has launched a 360 degree nation-wide publicity campaign to bring fans closer to the sport. The Government of Odisha will attempt to inspire every Indian to support hockey, which is set to take centre-stage at the Kalinga Stadium from November 28 to December 16. The World Cup fever kicks off with ‘Heartbeats for Hockey’, a movement that attempts to get India behind the game by way of music, entertainment, fashion, pure sport and panel discussions. “We are asking India to give their heart to hockey. And this by way a nationwide outreach where we go to the heartlands of hockey and ask people to come and immortalise their heartbeats by recording them on a specially-designed hockey stick,” said Nupur Mahajan, brand strategist and creator of the campaign who is working alongside the Odisha government as Communication and Strategy Consultant for the event. Each time anyone holds the custom-made hockey stick, named ‘Heart Beat’, they record their heart beat as a pledge to support hockey. Over the next few months, ‘Heart Beat’ will travel across the country through ‘Hockey Adda’, a curated on-ground discussion platform for hockey players and experts alike with youth in the audience. Elena Norman, CEO, Hockey India, said, “The trajectory of hockey as a sport in India has attained a new high given the recent commendable performances of the Indian hockey teams. We urge one and all to come forward and support your hockey team during the upcoming Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.” PTI SSC AHAHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Good sound, great noise cancelling

first_imgIt seems every time Bose launches a pair of noise cancelling headphones, Sony is lurking around the corner with a pair of its own. A few days ago, the company launched the WH-1000XM3 as the successor to last year’s XM2s. The new ANC headphones from Sony is a through-and-through challenger to Bose’s QC 35 II, which have achieved widespread acclaim for offering terrific sound quality along with supreme noise cancelling. The XM3s will look to sway consumers with its updated design, improved noise cancelling and comfort.The XM3 is priced at Rs 29,990, which what the XM2 were launched at late last year and around the same price as the QC 35 II. While the price remains similar, the XM3s brings some notable updates to its design by adding a USB Type-C port and better quick charge feature, improved noise cancelling thanks to a new QN1 chipset, and better overall sound quality over its predecessor. But are the XM3s a worthy successor to the XM2 and a better fit for you over the QC 35 II? Read our review to find out.Design and comfortA quick look at the new 1000XM3s and you would think they don’t look all that different from the XM2s, but that’s not quite true. Sony has made a lot of subtle changes to the design that makes the new headphone a little less premium and a little more comfortable. Sony has opted for a cleaner, minimalistic finish on the XM3s, moving away from the textured plastic and opting for a smooth, matt-like feel instead. It’s smooth to the touch and the added accents on the Sony logo and microphones adds a touch of class to the overall look. The copper accents look good on the black colour unit I received for the review, and I’m pretty sure it will look good on white as well.advertisementThere’s a lot more plastic being used here as the headband is no longer metal. This does make the XM3s look a little less premium, but Sony makes up for it by adding a generous amount of cushioning all around. The padding is softer and thicker around the earpads and the underside of the headband that rests on top of your head. This makes the XM3s absolutely a delight to wear and you won’t feel any discomfort even after prolonged usage. What makes it even more comfortable is the fact that the headphones are about 20 grams lighter over the XM2s thanks to the use of plastic. You will also feel a lot less awkward sporting the XM3s as the headband is more contoured to your head as compared to the wider headband on the XM2s which showed a lot of gap in between. The only downside to this is that it makes the new model difficult to keep around your neck when you’re not using them.On the left earcup, you have the power button and NC/ Ambient button. Long pressing the power button will switch on or switch off the headphones. A longer press will enable Bluetooth pairing. The right earcup is touch-sensitive and will allow you to increase/ decrease volume by vertically swiping across the earcup, skip tracks by horizontally swiping on the shell and play/ pause a song by tapping. You can also enable Quick Attention mode by cupping your hand on the right earcup. This will reduce the volume instantly so that you can listen to your surrounding. Once you let go, the volume will return to its original level. It’s a neat feature to have, but I was never comfortable talking to someone by keeping one hand on the cup.Sound qualityThe 1000XM3 are perhaps one of the best-sounding wireless headphones out there right now, and there are no two ways about it. It manages to take it up a notch over its predecessor, which is mighty impressive considering the XM2s were pretty fantastic already. The new headphones deliver rich and crystal sound quality that finds a delicate balance between lows, mids and highs. In a multi-instrument song like Guiding Light by Mumford and Sons, you’ll be able to hear the banjo, the acoustic guitar, the piano and the drums in the back clearly with a lot of space in between, making you feel like you’re watching the band play live. You can feel the anthemic build at the song’s crescendo that brings together the instruments and Marcus Mumford’s passionate vocals. The soundstage is supremely wide and spacious.advertisementI moved on to New Light by John Mayer which involves a great electric guitar solo accompanied by a sweet bassline and Mayer’s mellow vocals. The 1000XM3s shines by delivering a balanced sound and a subtle mid bass thump. To get a better idea of how big the bass can get, I checked out Dark Necessities by Red Hot Chili Pepper and Madness by Muse. Flea’s bassline in the former sounds delicious as it gets that deep punch that sounds even better with ANC. The bassline in Madness puts you in a mood and Bellamy’s electric solo towards the end has tons of detail. Treble-rich songs like Wisemen by James Blunt and Sit Next to Me by Foster the People sound crisp and detailed with a good amount of focus on vocals. There’s an acoustic solo in Wisemen where you can hear the strings being plucked with great clarity and that’s just delightful to hear. But in these songs, the vocals exhibited some sibilance and that’s largely because of Blunt’s and Foster’s high frequency range.The balance in sound and a punchy bass delivered by the 1000XM3 makes it a more alive and fulfilling compared to Bose’s QC 35 II. That being said, Bose’s headphones are no slouch when it comes to sound quality and perhaps offer a marginally better noise cancelling than the 1000XM3, although a side-by-side comparison would be needed for a final judgement on that. It all boils down to preference and right now I’m really digging Sony’s new cans. The fact that wireless sound has gotten so good here is evident when you connect the headphones to a 3.5mm port and notice just a marginal difference between the quality.Noise cancellingThe XM3s come with some of the best noise cancelling features I have ever tested. They’re noticeably better at blocking out external sounds compared to their predecessor, and that’s largely thanks to a new QN1 HD noise cancelling processor that offers four times better signal processing over the older chip. ANC can now be set to always on, so the headphones will continue to block external noise even when you’re not listening to anything. I appreciated this a lot while on a 5-hour flight from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur. It’s quite brilliant in flights as the Atmospheric Pressure Optimiser feature improves the noise cancelling performance at high altitude, making sure a significant amount of noise is blocked out. The added padding and comfort also meant I didn’t have to take them off during the entire flight.You also have the option to adjust the amount of noise cancelling by downloading the Headphones Connect app on iOS or Android. The app further offers aan Adaptive Sound Control option that will detect whether you’re in a still position or moving to better adjust noise cancelling. You can also play with the equaliser in case you feel the treble a bit too much in some songs, which is probably the only time you’ll want to tweak the settings. Sony has also added more microphones that not only help better detect atmospheric pressure but also improves call quality so the the person on the other end of the line is able to hear you better.advertisementBatteryThe 1000XM3s promise to deliver up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge, which is about the same as the XM2s. And for the most part the new headphones deliver on its primise as I got around 26 to 28 hours on above average volume levels. That’s a satisfying amount of battery life as it took me though a week with ease on an average for 4-5 hours of listening everyday. I primarily used them while commuting to work and back. What pleased me even more than the battery life, however, was Sony’s decision to finally bring a USB Type-C port and ditch the old micro-USB port. Type-C is now a more universal port and I have a few cables lying around the house apart from the cable that comes with the box. But what’s more notable is the fact that you can get up to 5 hours of playback on just 5 minutes of charge. So a quick charge in the morning just before leaving for work and the 1000XM3s lasted me through the day with ease.Should you buy the Sony WH-1000XM3The 1000XM3s are a solid upgrade over what are already amazon headphones. It brings a trifecta of sound, comfort and superior noise cancelling, all neatly packaged in a lightweght design. Unless you’re being really nitpicky about the treble, the 1000XM3s are perfect for pretty much every kind of music that you may listen to. The sound quality is pristine with balance all around, a wide soundstage and deep bass. Add to that you get a clean-looking pair of headphones that are supremely comfortable.Sony has done well to ensure that the minor changes to the design and improvements to the sound quality are not overdone, allowing the 1000XM3 to stand higher than its predecessor. It’s also great to see that Sony has launched the 1000XM3 at the same price as its predecessor i.e Rs 29,990. At this price point, the most obvious choice in front of you is either the 1000XM3 or the Bose QC 35 II. Both are exceptional noise cancelling headphones, but I’m starting to lean more towards the 1000XM3, at least for now.Sony WH-1000XM3 review8.5/10ProsExcellent sound qualitySuperior noise cancellationComfortable designConsTreble sometimes gets hissylast_img read more

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‘There’s no telling how good Pulisic can be’

first_imgFormer U.S. national team defender Jonathan Spector has backed compatriot Christian Pulisic to continue his rise, with the young winger now having the opportunity to make a genuine impact at Chelsea following Eden Hazard’s departure.Pulisic signed for Chelsea in January for £58 million ($74m) before re-joining Borussia Dortmund on loan for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign.This summer, he helped guide the USMNT to the final of the Gold Cup, where they fell 1-0 to Mexico. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Pulisic’s focus now finally turn towards Chelsea, as he heads to the club in the wake of Hazard’s massive summer transfer to Real Madrid.While Pulisic himself has said that he does not see himself as a Hazard replacement, former Manchester United, West Ham and Birmingham City defender Spector says the winger can become exactly that if he continues to develop. “I don’t think he’s quite at that level just yet and there’s no shame in that, Hazard is a brilliant player! But he definitely has the potential if he continues to grow and improve,” Spector said speaking exclusively to AmericanGambler.com.”But with Hazard leaving it gives him an opportunity, as he needs to play games, especially at that age and at that stage of development. Being a 20-year-old playing for Chelsea is no small feat, so hopefully, he will get that opportunity and there is no telling how good he could be.”He added: “At 20 years of age, he’s a very, very good player. Incredibly talented, he’s got a great first touch and he just glides past players. From what I’ve seen both in the U.S. and in Germany, he’s a great outlet, so when teams are under pressure you can give him the ball on the wing or in the middle of the pitch and he’s able to get out of trouble.”He’s very similar to Hazard, but I wouldn’t put him at the same level just yet, and I’m apprehensive to make that comparison as he’s only 20 years of age but he has that ability as a player and if he continues to develop, he’s on the path to becoming the best American player that has ever come through.”With Pulisic growing into his leadership role with the U.S., the team is currently undergoing a shift as a group of young players begin to make up the foundation.Weston McKennie is seen as one of those players, having captained the U.S. in the Gold Cup finale against Mexico, and Spector says the Schalke midfielder can reach the same heights as Pulisic with a little bit more consistency.”He isn’t a utility player but he has played all over the pitch for Schalke in a number of different positions and it would be good to see him lock down a position,” Spector said. “I was similar, where I played all across the back four and even as a defensive midfielder, and it’s difficult when you’re getting moved around. It gives you opportunities to play but I think ultimately he wants to lock down a position and play in one position regularly.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Vegas Sportsbook Rejected Huge Bet On Kansas Football

first_imgKansas fans tearing down the goal post after the football team wins.Fans of the Kansas Jayhawks tear down the goal post following a win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas on November 5, 2005. Kansas won 40-15. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)Kansas football has largely been a laughingstock for the last few years. But the addition of Les Miles as head coach could change things very dramatically, very quickly.If nothing else, sports bettors are certainly feeling confident in Miles’ ability to turn the program around.According to Action Network’s Darren Rovell, a bettor at the Mirage sportsbook in Las Vegas recently tried to make a huge bet on Kansas. Per the report, the bettor wanted to place $40,000 on Kansas’ win total in 2019. However, it’s unknown whether the bet was over or under.Nevertheless, the bet was ultimately rejected because the sports book didn’t want to take the action.A bettor walked up to the counter at the Mirage sportsbook in Vegas yesterday and said he wanted to put $40,000 on Kansas football’s season total of 3 wins 😳 Not known whether he wanted over or under because book didn’t want to take his action, said @scottatmirage.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 18, 2019The Jayhawks football team has not won more than three games in a season since 2009. In that span, they’ve won a grand total of six games against their Big 12 rivals.Given their schedule, winning three games may be tough. They can probably beat Indiana State and Coastal Carolina, but beyond that things get dicey.They have to play Boston College on the road in Week 3 before starting their in-conference slate.Les Miles will really need to pull off one of his best coaching jobs if he wants to reach more than three wins with this Jayhawks team.last_img read more

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Rogers considering sale of baseballs Blue Jays stake in Cogeco

first_imgTORONTO – Talk of Rogers Communications Inc. possibly selling the Toronto Blue Jays, while keeping a connection to Canada’s only major league baseball team, makes a lot of sense to Norman Levine — and he has an unusual perspective.Levine is not only a proud, long-time Jays fan but also managing director of Portfolio Management Corp., which invests money on behalf of individuals and families with at least $1 million of investable assets.As a fan, Levine would be happy to see the team sold to an enthusiastic owner or group. As a chartered financial analyst, he thinks that Rogers doesn’t need to own a professional sports team and should sell it for the best possible deal.“If Rogers puts the Blue Jays up for sale, it should come with not only a nice price tag but also with an agreement that Rogers will be the exclusive TV, radio, internet — whatever you can think of — broadcaster for that team for (as many) years as they can get away with in their contract.”“That’s where the money is for Rogers. It’s not for owning the Blue Jays for any other reason,” Levine said Wednesday.He was commenting a day after a senior Rogers executive said the Toronto-based company — one of Canada’s biggest wireless, cable and media firms — is considering a sale of the team and its stake in a smaller cable and media company to free up capital for its main communications businesses.Rogers chief financial officer Tony Staffieri didn’t discuss who might buy the team, or if a deal would include the Rogers Centre, or what they would be worth. In fact, he didn’t say a sale is necessarily going to happen.The company issued an emailed statement Wednesday that said its sports assets including the Toronto Blue Jays “have performed really well for us.”“As we have said, we would like to surface value and get credit for these assets in our overall company valuation,” the statement continued.Levine said that, from a shareholder’s point of view, Rogers would have a responsibility to get the best combination of a good price for the team, a good price for the Rogers Centre and a good price for the broadcasting rights.From a fan’s point of view, Levine hopes the team isn’t sold to another publicly traded company or a pension plan because they have a responsibility to make the most profit — and that will hurt the Jays performance on the field.“That would be a worst-case scenario, from a fan point of view,” Levine said. “Whereas if it’s owned by a crazy individual with lots of money (who wants to win), that’s great if you’re a fan.”“There are lots of these guys out there. Lots of them you don’t even hear about until they show up. They don’t have to be CEOs of public companies. There are a gazillion private companies out there that are huge that you don’t hear about. And the guys that own them have tonnes of money.”Aravinda Galappatthige, an analyst who covers Rogers for Canaccord Genuity, estimates that the Blue Jays would be worth about $3.20 per share of Rogers, based on an estimated value of $1.65 billion for the team. He estimates the Rogers Centre is worth about $200 million to $400 million.“However, we highlight that while asset sales are being considered at a high level, we do not believe there any imminent deals in place at this time,” Galappatthige wrote in a note to clients.Galappatthige also noted that Rogers has other non-core assets including a 37.5 per cent interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd., which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team and Toronto Raptors basketball team.In total, he estimates Rogers has non-core assets that could be worth close to $5 billion or $9.70 per Rogers share.As for the company’s investment in Montreal-based Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) and Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX:CCA), Galappatthige said Rogers’ share in the two Cogecos would be worth about $1.53 billion.Rogers stock closed Wednesday at $65.97, up 55 cents.last_img read more

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Republic of Korea can serve as example to help other countries prosper

20 July 2011The Republic of Korea should draw from its own experience of poverty and suffering to help other countries achieve sustainable development, good government and prosperity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says. In remarks delivered to the Korea Society in New York last night, the Secretary-General, a native of ROK, said, “Often when I travel around the world, Korea is held up as a model – especially in Africa.“We, too, we Koreans knew hunger and poverty. We, too, struggled for freedom and genuine freedom and participation in democracy. With help from good friends – the United States and the United Nations – we succeeded,” he said. “Today, Korea has a special obligation – [a] moral and political obligation – to help poorer nations realize their own so-called ‘Korean dream’… a dream of development, good government, human rights, peace and prosperity.”Noting the recent visit of the ROK President Lee Myung-bak to Africa and the country’s adoption of some development initiatives at the latest G20 summit, Mr. Ban said: “That is why I have welcomed Korean support for Africa. That is why I and many others look to Korea for leadership on sustainable development – the UN’s number one priority in the years ahead.” read more

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Target liquidation sales could start Thursday retailer seeks court approval

TORONTO — Liquidation sales at Target’s Canadian stores could begin as early as Thursday.Target Canada will seek court approval Wednesday to allow a group of liquidation companies to start to sell off the contents of its Canadian stores.The U.S.-based retailer announced last month that it will be closing all 133 of its Canadian stores and laying off more than 17,000 staff, just two years after its highly anticipated launch north of the border.The company took over old Zellers stores and opened in Canada in March 2013, but failed to deliver on customer expectations.Shoppers found higher prices than in the U.S. and nearly bare shelves due to problems with the distribution chain.In explaining the decision to close its Canadian stores, chief executive Brian Cornell said he didn’t expect Target Canada to reach profitability until at least 2021.Target Canada has been granted court protection from creditors and is now in the process of winding down its operations.In addition to its remaining inventory, the furniture and equipment will also be sold during the liquidation sale.Court files specify the liquidation companies are not to advertise the sales as “bankruptcy” or “going out of business” sales.The Canadian PressHow Target’s grand reveal of store locations contributed to its demise in CanadaPride took down a giant: How Target’s corporate hubris was its Canadian undoing read more

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New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House

first_imgSOCIALIST RUTH COPPINGER has said it can be difficult for independents and members of smaller parties to have their voices heard in the Dáil.Coppinger, who was elected as a TD for Dublin West in a by-election last month, told TheJournal.ie that it can be frustrating to deal with the “stage-managed” nature of Irish politics.The most frustrating thing is it’s very much set pieces, stage-managed. The big parties obviously have the big say. It’s more difficult for small parties or individuals to speak.Coppinger said that the formation of the Technical Group has “somewhat” improved this situation.She said there are “a couple of issues that I’ve tried to get my teeth into”, particularly homelessness.The Socialist TD has been vocal in her criticism against the government’s Housing Bill, which she says will “completely and utterly fail” and lead to more families entering into emergency accommodation. Housing minister Jan O’Sullivan has rebuked these claims.Coppinger has called on the government to use money from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to help deal with the current homeless “epidemic”.Mother and baby homesWhen speaking about mother and baby homes in the Dáil last week, Coppinger noted: “Today, mothers and babies are not shunned and hidden away, but I put it to the [Children’s] Minister [Charlie Flanagan] that the current epidemic of homelessness is making victims of mothers and babies, particularly single mothers and their babies, which is resulting in serious mental and physical health problems for the women and their children.They are being affected by cuts in child benefit, rent allowance and a host of supports that allow them to make a life for themselves and for their families.Coppinger told Flanagan that the “crime and shame of direct provision for asylum seekers” also needs to be addressed.“I try to highlight how [the government is] treating mothers and babies now with austerity, with what hass been heaped on families, with the homeless situation,” she told us.I don’t consider the Dáil to be the be-all and end-all. Obviously I’ll try to make as much of an impact in there as I can, but it’s also what you do outside.‘Cynical manoeuvre’Her Socialist colleague and fellow Dublin West TD Joe Higgins was yesterday announced as independent TD Stephen Donnelly’s replacement on the Oireachtas banking inquiry.Coppinger said that the government’s addition of two senators to the inquiry committee to ensure it had a majority was a “cynical manoeuvre” that had “backfired”.“The banking inquiry should have representatives of the people who have been affected by the banking system and the banking scandals: mortgage holders, people in negative equity, communities … bank workers. Why should it be a host of politicians, most of whose parties were there throughout the crisis and oversaw the crisis?”Is it likely that the banking inquiry, ruled by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, is going to come up with anything that’s going to implicate their own parties? I doubt it very much.Related: Housing Bill dismissed as a ‘ridiculous ploy’ to make the government ‘look better’Read: ‘Misleading and grossly inaccurate’: Minister slams critics of housing planBackground: Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin Westlast_img read more

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Offline Google Drive hits Chrome OS soon cheaper Chromebooks incoming

first_imgGoogle’s own platforms don’t always get the new toys first. Google Drive is a perfect example, which landed on Windows and OS X with one very key piece of functionality that the Chrome OS version lacks: offline capabilities.That’s not a complete surprise, obviously. Google clearly wanted to address the two largest user bases first and make sure they had a way to seamlessly pump files up into the cloud from their desktops. There’s also a pair of important details about Chrome OS hardware that made offline support less of an immediate need. For one thing, they offer very little in the way of internal storage, so offering up an integrated Google Drive experience that can pull down cloud files in the background was never going to be a priority. The other is that Chromebooks and the Chromebox are all about connected use–they’ve been designed to work in the cloud 24-7.Nevertheless, there are times when offline access to certain files is desirable, and now Chrome hardware owners are going to that ability. Once offline support lands in a few weeks, Chrome OS users will be able to pick which files in their Google Drive storage get cached offline — such as favorite songs, video files, pictures, and frequently used documents. Hopefully they’ll support caching to SD card so users can keep that scant internal storage from filling up.Google’s Sundar Pichai announced the incoming update at D10 this week, and he also mentioned that Google fully expects to see Chromebooks (and probably Chromeboxes) “spanning many price points.” Since the existing models have generally been regarded as too pricey, that should mean we’ll be seeing some lower-cost Chrome OS hardware soon.You can pick up an 11.6″ Acer netbook with Windows 7 for $300, but the AC700 Chromebook sells for $50 more. While the security advantages and ease of deployment might justify an extra $50 to a school or corporation, the average consumer clearly isn’t ready to make the leap. The story might be drastically different if we see some $199 Chromebooks or Chromeboxes, and both are a very real possibility.One other thing that could bring prices down: an ad-supported Chrome system, which Pichai says is also an option. That does seem like overkill when you consider everything running Chrome — or any Google app or service for that matter — is already ad-supported.More at Engadgetlast_img read more

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Solskjaer Sanchez can still rediscover form

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Alexis Sanchez is a goal away from boosting his confidence and rediscovering his form at Manchester United.Sanchez has endured a torrid spell since moving to Old Trafford a swap deal that saw Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal in January 2018.The Chilean star has failed to live up to expectations under both former manager Jose Mourinho and now under Solskjaer.Despite falling down the pecking order behind Lingard and Martial and with just two goals in 19 appearances, Solskjaer is urging fans to remain patient.“I think he is a very good player. He is very talented but of course there is only so many things you can sit down and talk about and tweak,” Solskjaer said via Sky.“You saw against Fulham, when he gets his chance, he is so sharp in and around the ball with the way he wins it and with his energy.“If he could just get that goal, I am sure that would release some of his confidence. That is what it is about when you go through periods when you do not perform up to your standard.“We know there is a very, very good player there. It is just like a bottle of ketchup when it never comes but suddenly loads comes out.”Alexis Sanchez “worries” people have not seen the best of him yet at Manchester United.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Read more https://t.co/KMQx7VdmJ7 pic.twitter.com/XHSnfLGEF5— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 17, 2019Despite turning 30 in December, the Norwegian gaffer has played down claims the former Udinese man has passed his best.“He can still play for many, many years,” Solskjaer added. “He has been here now for a year.“I have been here for two months now with him and he has been injured for the first part of it so it is unfair to just expect him to be at the top straight away.“I am sure we will see the best of him until the end of the season.”last_img read more

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Northern Opportunity – Alaskas Economic Strategy

first_imgWikimedia commons photo by Pen WaggenerAlaska is in a recession…again. There’s a lot of hand wringing about the state’s fiscal future but beyond simply bridging the current funding gap, what can and should a diversified economy look like? A new 5-year economic strategy developed with state and private sector business leaders focuses on addressing Alaska economic future.Listen NowHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Ethan Tyler -manager – dept of Commerce, Community and Economic DevelopmentLaurie Wolf – E.D, Foraker GroupStatewide callers Other resources:Northern Opportunity Draft StrategyParticipate: LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)last_img read more

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CU students stop shuttle train services

first_imgChattogram University students stage a demonstration demanding reform in the quota system in the government jobs. Photo: Sujoy Chowdhury. Hundreds of Chattogram University students stopped the university’s shuttle train services on Wednesday demanding reform in the quota system in the government jobs.”The train movement has been suspended amid protests,” Sholoshahar station master SM Shahabuddin confirmed.Visiting the spot, this correspondent found that around 500 students were demonstrating along the rail tracks.The agitating students said they would continue the demonstrations till their demand is met. Photo: Sujoy Chowdhury.Holding different banners and placards, the students were chanting slogans like ‘There is no place of quota in the Bengal of Bangabandhu’ and ‘We do not want any discrimination’.Ali Reza, one of the agitating students, said they would continue the demonstrations till their demand is met.last_img read more

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Govt introduces Bangabandhu River Medal

first_imgGovt introduces Bangabandhu River MedalThe government has decided to introduce ‘Bangabandhu Nadi Padak’ (Bangabandhu River Medal) for individuals and organisations for their contributions in protecting the rivers, reports BSS.The shipping ministry has decided to give the award for keeping the rivers clean, protecting the riverbanks from illegal occupation, preventing pollution, protecting filling up the rivers with illegal infrastructures, assisting in maintaining normal flow and ensuring multidimensional uses of rivers, said a press release on Tuesday.The interested persons or organisations which are involved in those activities can apply for the award through a specific form by 4 August.The form could be downloaded from the websites of the ministry, district and upazila administrations, the release said.The winners at national level will get a gold medal, Tk 75,000 and certificate while the winners at the divisional level will get a gold medal, Tk 50,000 and a certificate, the release said.A total of three persons or organisations will get the award from the national level while eight persons or organisations from the divisional level. A national committee has been formed as per the award guidelines.The award will be given in September of every year or on the ‘World Maritime Day’, the release added.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has given approval to the ‘Bangabandhu Nadi Padak Nitimala’, according to the release.last_img read more

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Selfcharging battery both generates and stores energy

first_imgIn order to apply a stress to the separator, the researchers attached the coin-sized battery to the bottom of a shoe, and found that walking could generate enough compressive energy to charge the battery. A compressive force with a frequency of 2.3 Hz could increase the voltage of the device from 327 to 395 mV in 4 minutes. This 65 mV increase is significantly higher than the 10 mV increase it took when the power cell was separated into a PVDF piezoelectric generator and Li-ion battery with the conventional polyethylene separator. The improvement shows that achieving a mechanical-to-chemical energy conversion in one step is much more efficient than the mechanical-to-electric and electric-to-chemical two-step process used for charging a traditional battery. A cross-sectional scanning electron microscope image of the self-charging power cell (left), and the enlarged TiO2 nanotube anode (right). Image credit: Xue, et al. ©2012 American Chemical Society Once the new equilibrium between electrodes is reached, the self-charging process ceases. The cell can begin supplying power after the applied stress is released, since the piezoelectric field disappears and the Li ions can diffuse back from the anode to the cathode to reach a new equilibrium. As in a conventional Li-ion battery, ion diffusion involves electrochemical reduction-oxidation reactions, which here generate a current of about 1 μA that can be used to power a small electronic device.“The Li ions will not flow back immediately after the applied stress is removed because it forms a new compound with the anode material (LiTiO),” Zhong Lin Wang said. “The charges are preserved as in a conventional battery. They are released at a later time when power is required.”Although these voltages and currents are low, the researchers showed that the power cell can also self-charge with higher voltages of around 1.5 V, which could make it useful for a broader range of applications. The researchers predict they can further improve the power cell’s performance by making several modifications, such as by using flexible casing to allow for greater deformation of the piezoelectric material. More information: Xinyu Xue, et al. “Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-Electrochemical Process for Self-Charging Power Cell.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl302879t Journal information: Nano Letters This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Copyright 2012 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. (a) In the self-charging power cell, the piezoelectric material PVDF replaces the conventional separator material and acts as a nanogenerator inside a Li-ion battery. (b) On the bottom of a shoe, the power cell converts the compressive energy generated by walking into chemical energy and stores it without converting it to electricity. Image credit: Xue, et al. ©2012 American Chemical Society The researchers, Xinyu Xue, Sihong Wang, Wenxi Guo, Yan Zhang, and Zhong Lin Wang, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, have published their study on combining energy generation and storage in a single unit in a recent issue of Nano Letters.“This is a project that introduces a new approach in battery technology that is fundamentally new in science,” Zhong Lin Wang told Phys.org. “This has a general and broad application because it is a unit that not only harvests energy but also stores it. It does not need a constant wall jet DC source to charge the battery. It is mostly to be used for driving small, portable electronics.”To fabricate the self-charging power cell, the researchers started with a coin-type Li-ion battery and replaced the polyethylene separator that normally separates the two electrodes with PVDF film. As a piezoelectric material, PVDF film generates a charge when under an applied stress. Because of its position between the battery electrodes, the PVDF film causes positive Li ions to migrate from the cathode to the anode in order to maintain a charge equilibrium across the battery. This ion migration process charges the battery without the need for any external voltage source; since the PVDF separator provides the voltage, or potential difference between electrodes, the battery is essentially self-charging. (Phys.org) — Renewable energy technologies generally consist of two distinct processes: energy generation (using sources such as coal, solar, wind, etc.) and energy storage (such as batteries). These two processes are always accomplished through two separate units, with the first process converting the original form of energy to electricity, and the second process converting electricity to chemical energy. Now for the first time, engineers have demonstrated that energy can be generated and stored in a single device that converts mechanical energy directly to chemical energy, bypassing the intermediate step of electricity generation. The device basically acts as a hybrid generator-battery unit, or in other words, a self-charging power cell. Citation: Self-charging battery both generates and stores energy (2012, August 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-self-charging-battery-energy.html Bendable battery and LED make up the first functional all-flexible electronic systemlast_img read more

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Man found with assault rifles and explosives on his way to LA

first_imgThe man found with assault rifles and explosives while on his way to the LA Pride parade in 2016 has been sentenced to seven years in prison. James Wesley Howell was discovered, by police, sitting in his car ‘A sociopath with an automatic’When arrested, he told the officers that he was going to the LA Pride Parade. However, the Indianapolis Star reported that he was fleeing Indiana for California as he was wanted in connection with the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old. According to court documents read by the Star, he threatened to kill himself, members of the victim’s family, and the police if they tried to arrest him. Howell also described himself as a ‘sociopath with an automatic’.He has been sentenced to seven years and four months in a state prison.More from Gay Star News:Pulse nightclub victims are suing Orlando and the city’s policeOrlando rally marks two years since Pulse shootingPulse survivor: How I learned to live again through puppy therapyGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-center_img James Wesley Howell, 22, pleaded no contest to three charges in a Los Angeles court. These included unlawful assault weapon activity, possession of a destructive device on a public road or highway, and possession of a destructive device. Just hours after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando on 12 June 2016, Howell was arrested in Santa Monica after a resident reported someone prowling near their home. Police discovered three rifles and ammunition, alongside a five gallon bucket of chemicals they said could be used to create a bomb.People enjoying the festivities at LA Pride. | Photo: LA Pride, FacebookAccording to court documents read by ABC7, they also found a buck knife, a taser, handcuffs, a black hood, and a security badge. While authorities feared a copycat of the Pulse shooting, it’s reported that he never admitted to planning to hurt anyone. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Largest U.S. Gay Pride Los Angeles in West Hollywood under attack?Uganda LGBT Pride Week Marred by ArrestsMan who threatened Cardiff Pride goers with ‘bomb’ is jailed for 17 monthsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/man-found-with-assault-rifles-and-explosives-on-his-way-to-la-pride-sentenced/last_img read more

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Malaysia Airlines farewells SA

first_imgimage source: malasyia.blogspot.com Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has decided to close its Adelaide call centre before the end of this month, leaving 32 staff members without jobs.Having opened its operations in August 2000, the call centre managed all Australian and New Zealand calls for the carrier.During the airlines peak the call centre employed over 60 staff, however according to an employee, staff numbers had dropped since the State Government subsidy ended two years ago.“Since then, every time someone has left, they have never been replaced,” the staff member said.“We have about 10 contractors but three months ago they were marched out the door.“We have been told the calls will be cut off (here) on July 27 and everything will be transferred to Malaysia.”A State Government spokesperson said there was no need for the government to reconsider its approach because the airline had fulfilled its part of the deal.“Malaysia Airlines did receive government assistance to help the company set up a call centre in South Australia and the terms of the initial agreement have been fulfilled and Malaysia Airlines has made its own business decision,” the spokesperson said.“At the same time Malaysia Airlines showed its faith in the South Australian tourism market in March 2011 by increasing the number of weekly direct flights to Adelaide from four to six” He added.last_img read more

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