Dynasty intact

first_imgThe Beermen won a fifth straight all-Filipino crown, surviving a crucial error and missed free throws in the stretch to hang on to a 72-71 victory over a stubborn Magnolia crew Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Alex Cabagnot nailed a jumper at the baseline for the lead in the last 57.2 seconds to ice the final count.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was extremely difficult,” Cabagnot said of the series, which swapped winners from Game 1 until San Miguel Beer won back-to-back in the final two games. “We just went back and forth.”“Credit goes to the players. They made me look like a good coach,” said San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria in Filipino. “We just got lucky tonight.” Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “I just want to thank God that no one got hurt even if it was a physical series,” said Fajardo, who averaged 22.9 points, 19.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks a game in the Finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img He wasn’t kidding.Ian Sangalang missed a short jumper going into the final 40 seconds but the Beermen could not control the rebound—on a night, ironically, that June Mar Fajardo set the single-game record for rebounds with 31. Jio Jalalon missed a jumper in the next possession but Marcio Lassiter threw the ball away under pressure to give Magnolia 17 seconds to turn the game around.But Jalalon missed what looked like an easy short stab, and Fajardo collared the rebound with four seconds left.Magnolia put the reigning five-time MVP on the stripe and Fajardo missed both, but Paul Lee could not get past the backcourt as time ran out.As tense and unpredictable as the series was, the choice of Finals MVP was hardly a surprise.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Charles Rhodes wants crown back ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a series that went the distance, it was only fitting that Game 7 would do the same thing.In the end, the San Miguel Beermen kept their dynastic grip on the PBA Philippine Cup—this latest title, however, they barely captured.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh relishing tri-nation challenge

first_imgAll-rounder Mitchell Marsh has said he has fully recovered from injury and is relishing his return to the Australian side for their tri-series campaign in the Caribbean starting this week. (Latest Cricket stories)Marsh is part of the Australian squad arriving in the Caribbean after stopping in New York on Monday to reduce the impact of jet lag on their performances during the tournament, which also involves South Africa, reports CMC.Australia start their campaign against the West Indies on June 5.”We’re obviously extremely lucky that Cricket Australia have allowed us to do that,” said Marsh on Tuesday, the son of former Australian cricketer Geoff Marsh.TEAM IS FOCUSED”We’ve had a chance to get out and about and see what the city has to offer, but we’re still focused on our task at hand over the next month and we’re looking forward to getting to Guyana first.”Marsh, 24, is a fast bowler who can hit 140kph and has shown promise as a lower middle-order batsman.A side strain forced him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, but now the budding all-rounder says he is ready to perform in Australia’s busy schedule in the coming months.last_img read more

Virat Kohli praises bowlers after India’s comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka

first_imgIndia registered a comprehensive win against Sri Lanka in the Colombo Test on Sunday and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Virat Kohli’s men, who posted 622-9 declared in their first innings, won the Test by an innings and 53 runs after enforcing follow-on.The hosts, who displayed a shambolic batting performance in the first innings and got out for 183, put up their best batting show in the series so far in their second innings at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC). However, they were bowled out for 386 despite twin centuries from opener Dimuth Karunaratne (141) and No. 3 batsman Kusal Mendis (110) and handed over the visitors another comprehensive victory.Ravindra Jadeja, (5/152) after an indifferent final two sessions on the third day, found his rhythm and more importantly length back to inflict maximum damage.Speaking at the post-match press conference, Kohli admitted that the hosts came out with a brilliant batting performance in the second innings, adding that it was good for the team.”You have to give credit to the batters as well to play like that on a pitch like that. It was high quality batting and you expect that to happen at the Test level. We just hope as a team that we have to embrace this all sessions that we are going to play won’t go our way,” said Kohli.”We tried our best whatever we could but they were too good yesterday for sure.”‘OUTSTANDING JOB’The Indian skipper also heaped praise on his bowlers, saying, “Our bowlers did an outstanding job today by pulling things back and keeping it simple and that’s what happens in Test cricket, sessions go away from you and then you have to pull it back to win a Test match.”advertisementJadeja, the No. 1 ranked bowler and all-rounder in the world, was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped yet another five-wicket haul. He was well supported by Ravichandran Ashwin (2-132), Hardik Pandya (2-31). Umesh Yadav also chipped in with a wicket.The left-hander was adjudged Man of the Match for his match figures of 7-236 in 61 overs apart from unbeaten 70 with the bat in the first innings.India have now won back-to-back Test series in the island nation, having clinched the previous edition in 2015 2-1. It was also the eighth consecutive series win for Kohli.”I think it was very good for us, from a team’s point of view that we were up against a challenge in the last four sessions that we played yesterday and today. And we managed to turn things around. You always feel good as a team when you have to comeback from a difficult situation and win the Test match,” said Kohli.Earlier in the game, India continued their dominance over the host on the first two days of the second Test after registering a historic win at Galle.The visitors posted a gigantic first-innings score of 622/9 declared, courtesy centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara (133) and Ajinkya Rahane (132). Apart from the two, Ashwin (54), Wriddhiman Saha (67), Lokesh Rahul (57) and Jadeja (70*) contributed to the score.The two teams will now play the final Test beginning August 12 before starting off with the five-match ODI series and a lone T20.And considering the quality, or the lack of it, of the Sri Lankan team, the visitors will look to complete a clean sweep in Pallekele (Kandy), where the third Test will be played.However, India suffered a massive blow as Jadeja was handed a one-match suspension for dangerous play. The all-rounder will miss the Pallekele Test.last_img read more

Portwell: robust box PC meets extended EMI and EMS requirements of demanding applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Speeding up flash-based embedded applicationsNext Renesas introduces 32-bit RX66T MCU group optimized for motor control Mitwell announces the market entry of the KUBE-2100, a palm-sized, fan-less embedded system featuring the latest 14nm Intel Atom N3350 processor. Its compact 95 x 97.4 x 36 mm design, low power consumption, high-performance computing and powerful graphics engine make the KUBE-2100 the perfect solution for harsh industrial automation applications, the factory automation and as a perfect IoT gateway.The new KUBE-2100 Industrial Computer is packaged in a rugged, fan-less case and features the latest Intel Atom processor N3350 with 2GB (DDR4 2400) memory. The KUBE-2100 benefits from about 30% more computing power and 45% more graphics performance compared to the previous generation and offers the powerful Intel Gen9 graphics with up to 18 execution units and allowing the connection of 4k displays via display port. For local data acquisition, the KUBE-2100 offers industrial interfaces such as 2x Gb Industrial Ethernet (Intel i210) and 2x USB 3.0. The M.2 Key-E, 2230 for WIFI and Key-B 2242 for memory, complete the storage and expansion options, and the compact system is very service-friendly. In addition, the fan-less KUBE-2100 operates with a Thermal Design Power (TDP) below 10W and supports 12-30 VDC +/- 20% power consumption for demanding applications.For use in harsh environments, the KUBE-2100 meets the heavy-industry requirements of EN55022 and EN55032 and the EMS standards IEC 61000-4-2, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, and 4- 8, which contain extended RS, EFT and CS criteria compared to the general industry standard. This makes the KUBE-2100 a perfect solution for applications such as plant networking, process monitoring, environmental management and process visualization.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

When does the January transfer window close?

first_imgThe January transfer window is open and the football world is eagerly anticipating more high-profile deals to take place.Last year, soap operas surrounding the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Virgil van Dijk and Diego Costa all took place in January as Barcelona, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid spent big money to get their most important deals finished within the first week.But now, this year, with the rest of Europe’s top sides gearing up for an intense end to the season with their domestic and Champions League campaigns to think about, some other big spenders could enter the market to boost their chances of winning the big prizes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘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? Some European leagues have a bit more time to get their affairs in order, however, as the time the window closes varies for each country.January transfer window datesBelow are the opening and closing dates of the transfer windows in the major leagues across the world according to FIFA’s transfer windows calendar. Country Top league Open date Close date Argentina Primera Division January 21 February 20 Brazil Brasileirao January 10 April 3 China Super League January 1 February 28 England Premier League January 1 January 31 France Ligue 1 January 1 January 31 Germany Bundesliga January 1 January 31 Italy Serie A January 3 January 18 Netherlands Eredivisie January 3 January 31 Portugal Primeira Liga January 3 February 2 Russia Premier League January 23 February 22 Spain La Liga January 2 January 31 Turkey Super Lig January 4 January 31 When does the Premier League transfer window close?Although clubs can put agreements in place before the window opens, English sides can officially start registering new players from midnight on January 1 and have until January 31.Teams have until 11pm GMT (6pm ET) that day to agree their deals and get paperwork sent to the governing body, but some details can then be finalised a few hours after that if extra time is needed to get a move over the line.When do European transfer windows close?Christian Pulisic Borussia DortmundJust like in England, the transfer windows in Germany, France, and Spain open as soon as the New Year commences and run until the night of January 31.Despite not being able to do business until two days later than their counterparts, teams in Netherlands and Italy also have until the last day of the month to finish up, while in Portugal they have until February 2.Russia have a bit of a delay in their windows due to the timing of their seasons, as they can bring in signings from January 23 until February 22.When do transfer windows close across the rest of the world?Gonzalo Higuain AC Milan 2018-19Seemingly sniffing around Europe’s top divisions and looking to lure top players with lucrative wages, Chinese Super League teams have a few extra weeks to prepare for the start of their 2018 campaign.The window opens on January 1 for clubs in China, but they can keep dipping into Europe and beyond until February 28.Meanwhile, in South America, Argentina’s window runs until February 7 after opening on Monday January 8, while Brazilian clubs get almost two extra months to get their squads in shape before it shuts on April 2.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Moroccan Banks Reject 186460 Checks in 2nd Quarter

Miami – The second quarter in 2015 has witnessed some economic movement. Moroccan banks have rejected 186,460 checks and 183,250 bills of exchange – all due to non-sufficient funds (NSF).Interbank transactions and rejections during the second quarter were collected and reported by The Moroccan Retail Payment System (GSIMT).Reports revealed that the flow of interbank payments amount to $16.7 million in transactions, which is a 5.6% growth from 2015’s first quarter and from last year’s second quarter. The increase is due to the recovery of economic activity and domestic demand that was experienced in the 1st quarter. Checks were increased by 6.25% and transfers by 8%. During the 2nd quarter (2015), the structure of interbank transactions by type of payment instrument saw a prevalence in checks, both in number (45%) and in amount (60%). Next were bank transfers with 38% and 24%. Followed by the LCN amount with 14% and transfer orders in series with 10%.The GSIMT reports that out of those checks representing 60% of all interbank transactions, 186,460 checks were rejected. The amount of checks in the 2nd quarter totaled 7,547,736. Thus, this last period experienced a 2.47% in check rejection; 0.2 percentage points down from the 1st quarter.Moreover, the total amount of bills of exchange were 1,049,216 out of which 183,250 bills were rejected. That is a 17.47% in rejections, down 2.53 percentage points from the 1st quarter.The main reason for the rejection of these checks and bills of exchange of 1.3% and 15.7% respectively, was “non-sufficient funds” (NSF).Next to NSF, the report shows checks to be rejected for “irregular endorsement” pattern at a 0.32%; for “noncompliant signature” at a 0.28%; and, “technical reasons” in 0.19%. Other miscellaneous reasons summed 0.37%.As for the rejection of bills of exchange, “non-sufficient funds” came at a 15.68%, 1.92 points less than the 1st quarter. Other miscellaneous reasons summed 1.8%.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

UN peacekeeping chief welcomes growing links with European Union in crisis management

Commenting on the breadth of issues discussed at the latest meeting of a key UN-EU committee on international crisis management, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, signalled that the two international organizations shared many common interests.“The EU is a key partner for us in virtually all major operations, often with its own missions deployed alongside ours,” Mr. Ladsous told the UN News Centre.The 13th meeting of the UN-EU Steering Committee on Crisis Management took place in New York on Monday. Established in 2003, the Committee serves as the main forum for senior-level talks on global crisis management between the UN and EU. It emerged as a working-level focus point for advancing the goals of the 2003 Joint Declaration on EU-UN co-operation in Crisis Management.“This was our second Steering Committee meeting this year, and it’s clear that our partnership with the EU in the peacekeeping and crisis management areas keeps getting stronger,” Mr. Ladsous said. “I look forward to our meetings in 2013, when we will mark the 10th anniversary of the Joint Declaration.”Mr. Ladsous had opened Monday’s meeting, which was subsequently co-chaired by the Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmund Mulet, and the Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, Maciej Popowski.The peacekeeping chief’s comments were echoed by a senior political official today.“From the perspective of the UN Department of Political Affairs, this meeting provided an important opportunity to further explore with the EU some of the challenges that our Department has been dedicating great energy to, particularly, Somalia and Mali/Sahel,” said the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun. “Our discussions pointed to concrete areas where the UN and the EU could work more closely together to make a difference on the ground.”He added that the Steering Committee has “added value” by establishing more systematic contacts between the staff of the world body and the EU organization, including at senior level.“This should increasingly translate into stronger and more effective cooperation on the key conflict management issues where the UN and the EU have concerns and active operations,” he said.Crises discussed at the latest meeting included ongoing violence and other critical developments in Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and both Mali and the wider Sahel region in West Africa.“The country items discussed… provide a clear picture of how closely linked the strategic interests of the UN and the EU are,” according to information provided by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operation (DPKO).“Regardless of the specifics of each situation,” it added, “one thing seems to be emerging as a trend: there is an increasing deployment of UN and EU operations alongside each other, within the same political contexts, but with separate mandates.”DPKO said the Committee meetings play a key role in ensuring that the efforts of all international personnel engaged on the ground were “complementary and effective.”“Each of these (situations) is on the top of the agenda of both organizations – at the political and operational level,” DPKO stated. “Participants focused on developing measures for efficient operation coordination.”Among other issues discussed, the Committee called for new UN-EU planning-cooperation guidelines, while also participants exchanged experiences and ‘lessons learned’ on how to improve the effectiveness of crisis management operations by integrating human rights and gender considerations. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State travels to face UMass

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo during the game against Ryerson on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 7-4. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Lantern ReporterComing off a pair of 1-1 draws against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the home opener last weekend, Ohio State (1-1-2, 1-1-0-0 in Big Ten) now hits the road for another nonconference two-game series, this time with University of Massachusetts (3-1-0, 0-0-0 in Hockey East).The Minutemen are riding a three-game winning streak, with victories against Union and American International Friday and Saturday, respectively, and a win in the second matchup against Arizona State the weekend prior.“They got a good team and their coach has done a great job since stepping in there. Their defenseman, [freshman Cale] Makar, is certainly a great playmaker, but they have a lot of players there that can beat you,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We have to go out there and play our best hockey game if we think we’re going to have a chance to win on Friday.”Makar is the player to watch for on UMass, as his 135 points in 111 games in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and record-setting performance in the World Juniors for Team Canada lifted Makar to the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, selected by the Colorado Avalanche. Makar is the highest draft pick in UMass history.Makar has recorded three assists through four games, but has yet to find the back of the net. Junior defenseman Sasha Larocque recognizes the talent Makar brings, but said the Buckeyes are going in business as usual.“We know they’re a good team,” Larocque said. “We know that we have to treat them the same as we treat anybody else and come in, play our game and do everything we can to get the job done.”The Buckeyes enter this series looking to ignite a power play that remains without a goal for the season, while continuing to support the hot goaltender, junior Sean Romeo.Romeo stopped 45-of-47 shots against RPI last weekend and looked much more confident between the pipes than in season-opening matchups against Wisconsin, and the exhibition against Ryerson.“I think you build your own confidence through how you prepare and how you practice,” Romeo said. “So them giving me the opportunity to play is obviously huge, but the confidence comes from practice and coming to the rink every day and putting the work in.”The season is still young for Ohio State —the Buckeyes are just four games in. Rohlik said the team is looking for an identity that will help it through the rest of the year.“I think we’re still trying to find that a little bit,” Rohlik said. “I think we want to be a team that works hard, we want to be a team that’s competing every night and we want to be a team that can go with all four lines, and I still think we’re searching for that, and again, I think the special teams is going to be the key.”Puck drop for the games against UMass is set for 7 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.Correction: An earlier version of this article inaccurately stated the conference UMass is in. It is Hockey East, not the CAA. read more

Chris Hadfield tweeted this animation by Dublin schoolboys and its winning high

first_img Source: Niall Leech/YouTubeHadfield was moved to tweet the video to his 1.1million followers, saying it was the same thing that had inspired him when he was 10 years old. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet More: Three school teachers are trying to tweet photos from all 32 counties in 24 hours> And perhaps most touchingly… Source: Niall Leech/Twitter The same thing that inspired me since I was 10 continues today. Short video from Grade 4 Irish students http://t.co/GnTzNFGSc3— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) June 21, 2014 Source: ann harris/Twitter @Cmdr_Hadfield WOW! Thanks for that Chris! The boys in my class will be so excited on Monday morning when I show them.— Niall Leech (@niallleechphoto) June 21, 2014 Source: Chris Hadfield/Twitter @Cmdr_Hadfield I’m often blown away by the abilities of young people! May they receive every encouragement to make their dreams come true!— ann harris (@oppoftop) June 22, 2014 @Cmdr_Hadfield it’s just wonderful. Thanks for sharing Chris.— Jean Norton (@JeanNorton) June 21, 2014 Source: Jean Norton/Twitter The boys’ teacher Niall Leech, who edited the video and uploaded it yesterday, says he’ll be giving the class *quite* the surprise on Monday morning. And the video is winning high praise from his followers around the world. A CLASS OF nine and ten-year-olds at an inner-city Dublin school made a beautiful short animation about the Apollo 11 moon landings.The video – by the boys of fourth class at St Paul’s CBS on North Brunswick Street – uses paper figures and sound effects to tell the story of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s pioneering moon mission.And it’s all done to the soundtrack of David Bowie’s Space Oddity – the track Commander Chris Hadfield famously sang on board the International Space Station.last_img read more

Nook Color 2 set to arrive November 7

first_imgWhen Amazon announced the Kindle Fire last month, the device that it most reminded people of was the Nook Color. The Fire may be getting some extra competition soon, as a sequel to the Barnes & Noble’s seven inch device is expected to arrive on November 7.B&N’s eReader/tablet hybrid has been a surprise hit since it was released last year. Not only does it provide some tablet functionality out of the box, but it’s also possible to root it and run stock Android ROMs on it. Cyanogenmod 7 even supports the device. The killer feature that led to its unexpected success has been its $250 price point. Like Amazon and the Kindle Fire, B&N can only sell it at such a relatively low price because they are counting on selling digital content after it’s been taken home.This report has the Nook Color 2 dropping just over a week before the Kindle Fire does. As Amazon has already tallied up over a quarter million Kindle Fire pre-orders, B&N’s sequel will have much stiffer competition this time around. Additionally, Amazon is undercutting the original Nook Color’s price by $50, so it will be interesting to see how the Nook Color 2 is priced (I’m guessing it will also be $200, or maybe even $190).Leaks are also suggesting that Barnes & Noble retail stores will be getting a major overhaul to further highlight the Nook line. An alleged source from one store said that his outlet’s customer service counter was being moved, and replaced by a huge Nook section, with special lighting, flatscreen displays, and tons of demo models. I would say that this is a smart move by the retailer. It helps to exploit one big advantage that they have over Amazon: they have their own physical stores.No details are confirmed about the second generation Nook Color’s hardware, but if they want to keep it in the Kindle Fire’s price range, it probably won’t get too many upgraded specs. While it could have a slightly improved display or moderately upgraded processor, don’t expect any 300ppi screens or dual-core CPUs here. Logic would dictate that being lighter and thinner would be the most important and likely upgrades.via The Digital Readerlast_img read more

Several days later car still stuck in duplex

first_imgThe driver of a black Volkswagen Jetta lingered to stare Monday morning, before making a right turn. The driver and passenger in a passing gray -Isuzu Rodeo levied lasting glances, mouths agape, as they passed Sandra Weaver’s home — the duplex with the dirty white Chrysler stuck out the front door.The car has beckoned onlookers since it slammed into the duplex near the corner of Norris Road and East 17th Street late Friday night, driven by a man police say they stopped pursuing minutes earlier.“It’s an attraction,” and an unwelcome one, Weaver said Monday, standing in front of the home with her arms wrapped around yellow police tape.Later, on Monday night, the situation was the same.“This is ridiculous,” said Christy Grimes, 35, whose apartment next door to Weaver’s sustained considerable damage.Three nights after the crash, the car was still jammed into Grimes’ front door and she said she hadn’t slept much since the crash.“If (the driver) would have been 10 to 15 inches to the right, he would have killed my 9-year-old son,” she said.Alex Grimes, 9, had been sitting on the couch near the point of impact, and his friend Gavin Jones had been sitting on the floor near Alex.last_img read more

IDG Launches Marketing Network for Bloggers

first_imgSo far, IDG has approved 100 bloggers for the network, covering topics including security, mobile, networking and gadgets. IDG editors must review and approve each participating site.San Francisco-based tech industry search engine service Technorati is said to be launching its own blogger advertiser network. A Technorati spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment. Independent tech bloggers may have a new ally in the online world. The International Data Group today announced the creation of the IDG TechNetwork, an online group that helps marketers place their ads on independent blogs.“IDG has been a media network for many years with over 400 owned and operated Web sites,” IDG TechNetwork vice president of sales and business development Kevin Normandeau wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “Now, IDG is taking our knowledge of the technology channel and extending it to the benefit of our advertisers and top quality independent publishers and bloggers.”The IDG TechNetwork will represent independent technology Web sites and user groups to a stable of advertisers looking for exposure in carious technology categories. In return, IDG and publishers will evenly split ad revenues, Normandeau says, and publishers’ content will be distributed on relevant IDG media and partner Web sites.According to Normandeau, many independent publishers “do not have enough resources to generate the true revenue potential of their brands,” and this revenue partnership will help them “build their businesses.”last_img read more

NCIs Content Management Group DigitalSherpa Acquires SocialTract

first_imgZ Squared Media also operates the Content Marketing Institute and the Content Marketing World event and the continued growth from these groups necessitated the deal. Plus, Pulizzi says SocialTract needed significant investment in added services, a step that was getting crowded out by obligations to the other parts of the business. Content Marketing World is projected to double in size and Pulizzi is expanding the event internationally to Europe and Australia. “I knew we needed to take the next step and heavily invest in our processes and technology or find a partner like DigitalSherpa to take it to the next level,” he says. “Having an ongoing blogging solution for a lot of our customers was all they needed, but many needed a lot more service and integration and that’s where DigitalSherpa makes perfect sense.”Since its launch in 2009, DigitalSherpa has proviced content marketing services to more than 2,000 local businesses. DigitalSherpa, a content marketing firm and division of real estate media company Network Communications, Inc., has purchased SocialTract, a content marketing service started by Z Squared Media founder Joe Pulizzi. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and SocialTract director of client services Beth Brinton and editorial director Janet Okoben will continue with the company. Pulizzi will stay on as CEO for a transition period. Both groups target the small business community, with the majority of SocialTract clients in the HVAC/HVACR market. SocialTract essentially creates blogs and provides ongoing content and social media integration for businesses looking to build an online content operation. last_img read more

WHAT A MESS Town Urges Residents To Stop Tossing Dog Waste Bags

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Animal Control Officer Christopher Sullivan recently took to social media to remind residents not to throw dog waste in catch basins.“I was notified by DPW that they recently removed a large amount of dog waste bags that were dropped in catch basins in the Lt. Buck Dr./Moore Street area, as well as a few throughout town,” wrote Sullivan. “Not only is this a MAJOR violation in stormwater quality, and just plain disgusting, it is illegal.”Sullivan asked residents to read this brochure to better understand the seriousness of the problem.The brochure reads, in part:Pet waste is a major source of water contamination and contains harmful bacteria and parasites. Dog feces can contain fecal coliform bacteria, which can spread diseases like Giardia, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, causing serious illness in humans. Rain and water from melting snow flows across yards, dog parks, and other surfaces on its way to our water bodies, via our streets and storm drains.Be a responsible pet owner and clean up your pet’s waste every time. Never dispose of pet waste in a catch basin, which flows directly into our waterways. Sullivan noted anyone who throws their dog waste bags into the town’s catch basins can be fined $300 per day by the Wilmington Department of Public Works and $300 per day by the Wilmington Board of Health.Like 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… RelatedWilmington Animal Control Officer Saves Groundhog’s Life, Receives Praise From Wildlife RehabilitatorsIn “Community”Wilmington Animal Control Officer Issues Reminders To Dog Owners, Asks Residents Not To Feed GeeseIn “Government”LETTER: Dog Owners Need To Do Better Job Cleaning Up After Their Dogs At Town Dog ParkIn “Government”last_img read more

Nerkonda Paarvai creator H Vinoth awaits Thalapathy Vijays call to direct a

first_imgThalapathy and Vinoth.PR HandoutH Vinoth, who has earned a good respect in film industry in a short span of time, is keen on teaming up with Thalapathy Vijay after his back-to-back projects with Ajith Kumar. The director, himself, has revealed about approaching the actor, who is currently working on his much-hyped film Bigil.In an interview, H Vinoth has said that he met Vijay recently and narrated a story to him, but the actor is yet to give his approval. “It’ll be a commercial film with some freshness in the packaging,” he is quoted as saying.H Vinoth is eagerly waiting for Vijay’s call and hopes to join hands with Thalapathy for the first time.The filmmaker made his directorial debut with Sathuranga Vettai in 2014. He won a lot of appreciation for the first film. His second flick was Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru in which Karthi played the lead role.This project won critical appreciation as well as became a successful venture at the box office. Now, he has teamed up with Ajith for Nerkonda Paarvai, a remake of Hindi hit film Pink. The movie will hit the screens on 8 August.H Vinoth will soon begin another film with Ajith. He has plans to release the flick next summer. It is only after the completion of this flick he would collaborate with Vijay, if the actor gives a green signal for the project.last_img read more

BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Miah granted bail

first_imgRafiqul Islam MiahThe High Court on Monday granted a six-month bail to BNP standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah in a corruption case, reports UNB.The single-member bench of justice Md Showkat Hossain passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Rafiqul’s lawyers challenging his three-year sentence in the graft case.At the same time, the court also stayed the fine imposed by the trial court.AJ Mohammad Ali and lawyer Ragib Rouf Chowdhury filed the appeal on Sunday.On 20 November, the BNP leader was arrested by plainclothes police hours after a Dhaka court had sentenced him to three years’ jail in a graft case filed by the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) for amassing illegal wealth.He was later sent to the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.Later on Sunday, he was shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from the jail as he fell ill.The BNP leader has been suffering from diarrhoea, diabetes and blood pressure.last_img read more

5 Dead As SUV Chased By Border Patrol Crashes In South Texas

first_imgPhoto via APIn this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17, 2018.At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected “smuggling event” crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said.The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said.“From what we can tell the vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel and then tried to recorrect,” Boyd said, adding that “caused the vehicle to turn over several times.”Four victims were dead at the scene, Boyd said. He said at least one and possibly two others died at a hospital.The Border Patrol said in a statement Sunday night that two other vehicles had been traveling alongside the SUV earlier in the day. An agent suspected they were conducting a “smuggling event,” according to the statement, which did not elaborate.The border agent stopped one of the vehicles and another agent stopped a second one. Multiple people from both vehicles were arrested.The third vehicle kept going when agents encountered it, and a sheriff’s deputy took over the chase prior to the fatal crash, the border patrol said.The incident comes amid heightened tensions over the treatment of immigrants at the southern border. The Trump administration has said tougher immigration policies — even separating children from their parents — are needed to deter immigrants from coming to the country illegally. Over a six-week period ending in May, about 2,000 children had been separated from their families, administration officials said Friday.Most of the occupants in the SUV were believed in the country without legal permission. Boyd said the driver and one passenger were believed to be U.S. citizens. The driver was among those hospitalized, and a deputy who assisted the Border Patrol with the chase found the driver sitting upright in his seat and took him and the passenger into custody.“This, I think, is a perfect example, of why are borders need to be secured,” Boyd said.Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 90 miles (144.83 kilometers) northeast. Dimmit County is directly north of Webb County and east of Maverick County, which border Mexico.“Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those who died in the crash,” The Border Patrol said in the statement. Sharelast_img read more

UDC African Student Assoc Hosts African Independence Day Awareness

first_imgThe African Student Association at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is scheduled to host an African Independence Day Awareness event on Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW. The event is free and will involve games, fun facts, and refreshments will be served. The African Student Association’s mission is to promote African culture both on and off campus.  For more information, visit eventbrite.com.last_img

A ThanosInspired Subreddit is Taking Things to Their Logical Conclusion

first_img James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Stay on target By this point, we shouldn’t have to say this post contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. For one, it should be obvious from the title. For another, the movie made more money than Tony Stark. Statistically, you’ve seen it by now. Probably twice. So you already know what happens at the end. And if you’re anything like us, it probably wrecked you. Even when you know what’s coming, Tom Holland’s pitiful “Mr. Star, I don’t feel so good” just hits you right in the gut. There are a group of people who don’t quite see things that way, and they’re about to make history in one corner of the internet.The corner in question is a subsection of Reddit called r/thanosdidnothingwrong. As the name suggests, it’s a community of people who don’t see anything particularly evil about the Mad Titan’s Jonathan Swift-inspired superhero massacre. Because brutal as it is, wiping out half of any population would probably solve, at least temporarily, most resource scarcity problems. And if you thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe was getting a little too crowded anyway, you might have come out of the movie seeing Thanos as the hero. You monster.Josh Brolin as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (Photo via Marvel)Say what you will about these Thanos apologists, at least they’re consistent in their beliefs. They subreddit is prepared to turn its own philosophy on itself. Moderator u/The-Jedi-Apprentice got permission from Reddit admins this week to ban a full half of the subreddit’s subscribers. The reenactment of Infinity War’s climactic scene will be the largest mass banning the site has ever seen. Since it’s officially going to happen, the subreddit has seen an increase in subscribers as people join just to get banned.It’s all going down on July 9, after which some users plan to congregate in other movie-appropriate subreddits, like r/inthesoulstone. If you want to get in on (and then out of) the action, you still have a few days left. At the time of writing, it’s at 391,000 subscribers and counting. The top posts are petitions to make the final few days even more like the movie. Things like inviting Benedict Cumberbatch to join so he can post “It’s the only way.” Or making sure Jeremy Renner stays out of it, just like he did the movie. And then there are the memes. So many memes.Via Reddit/InstantCrashIf you want to participate, it might do you well to post one yourself. There’s some concern that the banning bot might not be smart enough to ban people who only lurk, not post.Whatever happens, we’ll get to watch it all fade away on July 9. And we’ll still have to wallow in it until we find out how the Avengers bring it all back. That won’t happen until next year when the maybe-still-untitled Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more