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Craigslist founder donates 15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. — The founder of Craigslist has become a major supporter of journalism, and he’s just donated $15 million more.Craig Newmark is giving $10 million to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and $5 million to the Poynter Institute in Florida. In both cases, the donations are to promote programs about ethics in the digital age.Newmark says is philanthropy has nothing to do with the perception Craigslist was harmful to journalism because the online classified ad site siphoned away a major revenue source for newspapers when it was launched in 1995.David Bauder, The Associated Press read more

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Four new sites inscribed on UNESCOs World Heritage List

26 June 2009Four new sites – located in Burkina Faso, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Republic of Korea (ROK) – have been added to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it was announced today. Four new sites – located in Burkina Faso, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Republic of Korea (ROK) – have been added to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it was announced today. The addition of the Ruins of Loropéni in Burkina Faso and the Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain in Kyrgyzstan marks the first time that these two countries have had sites inscribed on the List, the agency noted. The Ruins of Loropéni, situated near the borders of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo, is at last 1,000 years old and is the best preserved of ten fortresses in the Lobi area and is part of a larger group of 100 stone enclosures that bear testimony to the power of the trans-Saharan gold trade. Kyrgyzstan’s Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain, which forms the backdrop to the city of Osh, was revered for centuries by travellers along the ancient Central Asian Silk Routes. The site contains numerous places of worship, including two 16th century mosques, as well as caves with carvings depicting humans, animals and geometrical forms. Iran’s Shushtar water system can be traced back to the 5th century B.C. and one of its canals, Gargar, is still in use, providing water to the city of Shushtar. The site includes the Salâsel Castel, the operation centre of the entire hydraulic system, as well as the tower where the water level is measured, damns, bridges, basins and mills. Built over five centuries, beginning in 1408, the ROK’s Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty form a collection of 40 tombs scattered over 18 locations that honoured the memory of ancestors, showed respect for their achievements, asserted royal authority, protected ancestral spirits from evil and provided protection from vandalism. The inscription of the Joseon Tombs completes the two earlier series of Korean Peninsula royal tombs already inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List: the Gyeongju Historic Areas in the Republic of Korea, and Complex of Koguryo Tombs, in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The 21-member World Heritage Committee, which is meeting in Seville, will continue reviewing nominations for new additions of cultural and natural sites, as well as the state of conservation of properties already inscribed on the List, until 30 June. read more

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UN womens antidiscrimination body opens session to hear reports of eight countries

During its three-week session, which opened Monday, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will consider reports from Belgium, Tunisia, Zambia, Ukraine, Denmark, the Republic of Congo, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Suriname. The latter three are presenting reports for the first time.Often described as an international “bill of rights” for women, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women commits countries to incorporate the principle of equality in national legal systems, abolishing all discriminatory laws and adopting those which promote equality.Over the course of its meetings, scheduled to last until 21 June, the Committee will also discuss a report of the UN Secretariat on the ways of expediting the Committee’s work.In addition the Committee will examine revised draft reporting guidelines, as well as contributions of one of its experts, Hana Beate Schopp-Schilling, concerning how the results of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and the Second World Assembly on Ageing will affect the panel’s work.Over the course of its deliberations, the Committee will hold closed meetings with the Special Rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on the Human Rights of Women, and with States parties to the Convention. read more

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Middle East African Union summit on agenda of Annans 3week trip

The Secretary-General is scheduled to leave tomorrow evening for Amman, Jordan, via Paris, according to a UN spokesman. While in Amman, he will attend a ministerial-level meeting on Sunday of the Quartet, involving the United States, European Union and Russian Federation.The World Economic Forum will be taking place in Amman from Saturday through Monday, and the Secretary-General is expected to address the Forum on Monday afternoon. He is also scheduled to have a full programme of bilateral meetings while in the Jordanian capital.The Secretary-General will leave on Tuesday for London, where he will have official meetings the next day, including with Prime Minister Tony Blair, and then travel to Geneva on Thursday, where he will have meetings with UN officials on Friday.On 30 June, Mr. Annan will address the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council and have other meetings before travelling to Bern. The next day, he will pay an official visit to Switzerland, including with a meeting with the President of the Confederation in Bern.After a short break, the Secretary-General’s trip picks up on 7 July, when he is scheduled to leave Switzerland for Maputo, Mozambique, to attend the African Union Summit. He will address the meeting on 10 July, and again will have a full schedule of bilateral talks through 12 July. read more

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March 2013 – EV and AFV registrations

SMMT has published Electric and Alternatively-Fuelled Vehicle registration figures for March and the year-to-date.Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there have been 3,907 eligible cars registered.Please note: this data includes only new car registrations and not commercial vehicles.For questions about these figures, or to enquire about more detailed data sets, e-mail data@smmt.co.uk.For more information about the Plug-In Car Grant, visit the OLEV website.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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3 Iowa womens teams in Top 25 for 1st time since 98

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has always strongly backed its Division I women’s basketball programs, a trend that has dated back for decades.Fans from across the state had reason to celebrate on Monday, as three of their teams combined to achieve a milestone not seen in the state in 20 years.Iowa put three teams in the Top 25 this week for the first time since 1998. The Hawkeyes (4-1) lead the way at No. 14, followed by Iowa State (5-0) at No. 23 and Drake (7-1) at 24th.Support from both fans and their administration — along with almost coaching stability and a pair of seniors stars in Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton — has helped Iowa join Texas as the only states with a trio of ranked teams.Luke Meredith, The Associated Press read more

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Large Trees Can Help Fight Crime

first_imgPlanting trees is obviously great for the environment, but having one in your yard can also help reduce crime. A new study linked having a large tree in a yard to lower crime rates, while smaller trees might actually aid criminals, providing cover.It’s also important to keep your trees well pruned, says that study.“We believe that large street trees can reduce crime by signaling to a potential criminal that a neighborhood is better cared for and, therefore, a criminal is more likely to be caught,” explains Geoffrey Donovan, lead author of the study.Via USA Todaylast_img read more

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Owner of thoroughbred horse sues Galway County Council over alleged seizure and

first_imgOwner of thoroughbred horse sues Galway County Council over alleged seizure and slaughter Edward McDonagh seeks various orders and declarations against Galway County Council. https://jrnl.ie/4583994 Share24 Tweet Email3 Tuesday 9 Apr 2019, 5:45 PM THE OWNER OF a thoroughbred horse has sued Galway County Council over what he claims was the local authority’s wrongful seizure and subsequent slaughter of the animal.The action has been taken by Edward McDonagh of Bothar an Coiste, Headford Road, Galway in respect of a stallion he owned called Chief of Colours, which was seized by the local authority in February 2018.In what are judicial review proceedings, McDonagh seeks various orders and declarations against Galway County Council.These include the council acted outside of its powers when it refused his request to release to horse and when it euthanised the horse as a manner of enforcing a debt of which there was a genuine dispute.He also seeks declarations that the council’s policy of detaining and disposing of horses where fees have not been paid, the failure to provide McDonagh with information legitimately requested, and its failure to engage with him, and did not respect his constitutional rights to fair procedure.He further seeks damages for the wrongful and unlawful slaughtering of his horse.The claims are denied.Opening of caseOpening the case at the High Court today, Micheal O’Higgins SC told the court that his client’s horse was seized by the council in February 2018.Counsel said it is McDonagh’s case that the horse was properly and adequately fenced in a field outside Galway City for three years prior to its seizure.Initially, the Council denied taking the horse, but later admitted it had done so.Counsel said McDonagh had the horse microchipped, had through his solicitor sought the reasons behind the seizure, as well as the return of his horse.The council said in reply that the horse had been seized due to several breaches of the Control of Horses Act and that a horse passport issued by the Ireland & GB Standardbred Trotting Horse Association was not acceptable identification.There was further correspondence between the parties, counsel said.On 13 April 2018, McDonagh was informed by the council that if he did not pay fees for keeping the horse of €3,100 it would have the horse put down.Counsel said while McDonagh’s solicitor asked the council not to kill the horse on 16 April he was advised by a council representative that the horse had been destroyed.Counsel said that in this case, where it is claimed his client was denied fair procedures, there was no evidence to the court concerning the local authorities assessment of McDonagh’s evidence of the ownership of the horse.His client had produced several pages of documents concerning the horse’s ownership to the local authority shortly before the horse was euthanised, counsel added.Counsel said that his client also rejects any claim that the horse was not in good health when it was seized.Claims deniedThe claims are denied, and the council says its decision to detain, withhold and dispose of the horse was valid and done in accordance with law, in particular, the council’s bylaws enacted under the 1996 Control of Horses Act.The council, represented by Stephen Dodd Bl, claimed that despite being given plenty of opportunities to do McDonagh had failed to produce valid information that would have identified him as the owner of the horse.McDonagh did not hold a valid passport for the horse, it is claimed. The council also denied that the horse was wrongly and disproportionately withheld because the fees were not paid.The council had given him several opportunities to pay the fees due but McDonagh had failed to do so. The horse, the council said, was seized after it was found wandering on a public road, and was causing a hazard to motorists.It was not taken from private property, the council said.Following the conclusion of submissions from both parties, Justice Garrett Simons reserved his decision.The Judge said he would give judgement in the matter after Easter.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing.  File photo Image: Shutterstock/horsemen 34,400 Views By Aodhan O Faolaincenter_img Short URL No Comments Image: Shutterstock/horsemen File photo Apr 9th 2019, 5:45 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Disagreement on Attorney Generals Absence

first_img Related Items:attorney general, chief justice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Sept. 22,2014 – Disagreement on whether or not the nation’s business should be halted due to the absence of the Attorney General; the AG was reportedly attending the swearing in ceremony of the new Chief Justice. Traditionally, that ceremony should have taken place in Grand Turk, instead it was in Provo and the Speaker did not agree to convene the sitting without the government’s legal consul who is the AG. Eventually, the House proceeded… there were ministerial statements from GSS Minister, the Health Minister and the Education and Youth Minister. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Special Report Alpha Project aims to help homeless in National City

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) — When we think of homelessness, most of us think of the people living in the East Village or parts of downtown San Diego, but there are other parts of the county where homeless individuals are living.The nonprofit organization Alpha Project invited us to take a tour of another community; National City.With outreach workers, Jen Morelli and Alex Montone, we went to Kimball Park where we met 8-year-old Samantha and her father Tim.Tim told us his daughter is being home-schooled, while Samantha told us she spends a lot of time around a picnic table in the city park.At Kimball Park, we also met 55-year-old Gus Peritte, who told us he’s been sleeping in an alley behind a local business. Like Tim, Gus also said it seemed that there were few resources in National City to help those who are homeless.The Alpha Project outreach workers work five days a week, eight hours a day to establish a relationship with the unsheltered people they meet in the city’s parks and canyons. Their goal is to connect those who are living on the street with housing, employment, and other services in San Diego that can end their homelessness.Even with repeated offers to help, the outreach workers say the individual has to decide to take the first step.“It can change their life in that moment, just by getting into the (Alpha Project) van and going to shelter, and having the resources available to them,” said Morelli.With Alpha Project, we visited one spot near the National City Golf Course, where a man named Dewey had set up a camp on a hillside overlooking the golf course. He wasn’t there, but another man was and scurried out of sight when he saw our camera.At another location, near the 54 freeway off Sweetwater Road, where a woman in her 30’s had set up a makeshift camp, Alex said the woman had been removed from one location by code enforcement before moving to her present spot, where her camp was surrounded by boxes, trash and other items she appeared to be hoarding.Except for the contacts made by Alpha Project, Jen and Alex told us the homeless in the area receive little assistance. National City has no shelters or food supplement programs. The outreach workers said it’s common for many people to reject the initial offers for assistance, but later have a change of heart.“There are people who change their tune,” said Montone. “With the right compassion, the right approach and the right resources, it’s possible.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 27, 2018 Updated: 10:42 PM Special Report: Alpha Project aims to help homeless in National Citycenter_img Sasha Foo, Posted: April 27, 2018 Sasha Foo last_img read more

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8th Annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival This Saturday

first_imgThe Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Soldotna. The profits from the event will be used for local Rotary projects. This is a 21 and older event. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Rotary Club of Soldotna will be hosting the 8th annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival this Saturday, August 11. The $30 General Admission starts at 6pm: with a commemorative glass, eight 4oz sample tokens. Additional samples may be purchased at the event; two samples for $3 or 12 for $15. The event kicks off with a $50 VIP/Connoisseur Hour 5-6 pm:  limited to 200 tickets, early entry, at least one special beer from each brewery, unlimited samples, commemorative glass, admission into general festival, eight 4oz sample tokens for general admission. This years festival will feature more than 25 breweries, distributors, wineries and a cidery. Discounted cab rides will be  provided by Alaska Cab. Tickets can be purchased in advance at St. Elias Brewing, Kassik’s Brewery and Kenai River Brewing Co. or at the festival. Live music, food and great beer, does it get any better than that? “People’s Choice” beer and “People’s Choice Brewery” award will be announced during the event.last_img read more

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Paul Jowdy Named Vice President Publisher of Every Day With Rachael Ray

first_imgPaul Jowdy, formerly vice president and publisher at Conde Nast’s Details and Details.com, is now vice president and publisher of Every Day with Rachael Ray.Before his short stint at Details (which began in January 2011), Jowdy served as vice president and publisher of other Conde Nast’s brands, Bon Appetit and Gourmet.At Details, Jowdy had replaced Steven DeLuca, who was fired from the publication in October 2009.Suzanna Grimes, executive VP of Reader’s Digest Association and Lifestyles Communities president, says, “We are thrilled to welcome him to the team and know he will be a great partner to editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello.” Vaccariello joined Every Day with Rachael Ray in November 2010, leaving her post as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Rodale publication Prevention. Under Vaccariello’s tutelage, EDWRR relaunched with their May 2011 issue. Changes were made in both design and editorial.From first quarter 2010 to first quarter 2011, EDWRR saw ad pages drop by 9.2 percent, from 117.64 pages to 106.85 pages. Details fared worse from Q1 2010 to Q1 2011, falling 13.9 percent fro 144.38 pages to 124.32 pages, according to the Publisher’s Information Bureau.last_img read more

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Air India Offloads Passengers to Accommodate Rijiju on Flight Minister Says He

first_imgUnion Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said he was unaware that an Air India flight was allegedly delayed and three passengers had to be de-boarded around a week ago to accommodate him and an aide at the last minute.”Usually, I am informed about all my travel arrangements while I am on an official assignment,” Rijiju told IANS from Darjeeling, where he has gone to check the damage caused by landslides in the district.”But I can’t be blamed for the happening as the Leh administration didn’t inform me on what basis they were making the changes to accommodate me on the Air India flight,” the minister added.”It is obvious that if I was informed about the changes by causing problems to passengers, then I would have definitely stopped it from happening.”Rijiju was in Leh on June 24 to attend the “Sindhu Darshan” festival. But due to bad weather, the helicopter in which he had travelled could not take off and some last minute arrangements had to made to accommodate him and his aide on the Air India flight to New Delhi, AI-446.Earlier this week, an Air India flight from Mumbai to New York, with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on board, was reportedly delayed by nearly an hour. This was allegedly done to accommodate a member of his entourage.While Fadnavis denied any such hold-up, Air India confirmed the delay, albeit for different reasons.”The flight AI-191 of 29th of June 15 was delayed by total 57 minutes. The delay was partly due to technical/operational reasons and also due to ATC (air traffic control),” an airline official said in a statement.last_img read more

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Black Womens Roundtable Summit

first_imgThe Black Women’s Roundtable, a women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is holding their sixth annual national summit from March 29-April 2 in Washington D.C.The summit is a core component of the BWR Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Empowerment Project that focuses on amplifying the power and voices of Black women on race and gender equity, economic security, prosperity, income inequality, health, education and social justice issues that impact urban centers, small towns and rural communities.Watch videos from the summit on the AFRO’s Facebook page.last_img read more

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CRISPR Moves Us a Step Closer to Quashing HIV

first_img Watch: ‘Fighting’ Male Pythons Spotted By Australian Snake CatcherHubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous Glow The genetic scalpel is back in the news again. This time, because a team of researchers in China have published a paper detailing their work in adapting CRISPR for use as an HIV cure and the results are pretty stunning.First, if you don’t know what CRISPR is or does or how it works, you’re in luck because we just ran a piece detailing that for you. If you haven’t given that a look just yet, you should. For the stubborn among you, CRISPR is basically a genetic scalpel that allows us to precisely cut and move DNA, however, we’d like to. This is particularly powerful because… well… just that. We can cut and slice DNA however we want.HIV, in particular, has been tough to treat precisely because it mucks with our DNA. Meaning that for most people, once they were infected, there was no cure. But scientists, being the amazing heroes that they are, have adapted CRISPR to cut out HIV DNA and prevent future infection.AdChoices广告The test was done in mice that had “humanized tissues” infected with the virus. The team then injected a specialized counter-virus called an AAV. This lets them deliver the modified genes as well as some additional molecules that protect the cell from subsequent infection. The team was able to dramatically reduce and in some cases eliminate HIV in solid organs like the bone marrow and liver. All while the mice were alive!Or, to let the researchers say it, “in vivo excision of HIV… DNA in solid tissues/organs can be achieved via AAV delivery, a significant step toward human clinical trials.”That’s not quite a cure, but with results and the speed with which China has been moving forward with CRISPR research, we may well see some monumental leaps over the next few years. At this point, I’m going to refer you again to our CRISPR explainer. As the research progresses — and believe me, this will start coming fast and hard — it’s important to understand exactly how CRISPR works and how we’re finally within striking distance of cures we’ve grasped at for decades. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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MovieBob Reviews RESIDENT EVIL THE FINAL CHAPTER

first_imgStay on target ‘Teppen’ Is Capcom vs. Card GamesThese Are the Games You Should Check Out This Month If I was to make some kind of flow chart tracking the growth and the maturity of my outlook as a critic and observer of popular entertainment from the “geek” perspective I imagine it would directly parallel the evolution of my outlook on the Resident Evil movies. Like how I was furious in 2002 that they didn’t use the storyline from the games to looking back from 2017 and thinking “Thank GOD they didn’t use the storylines from the games!”Let’s be really clear about this now that we’ve, apparently, reached the end of this ride: The Resident Evil movies aren’t really very “good.” Well… the third and fourth ones are both pretty good. The second one was so profoundly dopey and low-rent it was almost close to an authentic grindhouse experience. But for the most part these have been harmless, disposable movies – a semi-annual husband and wife project perpetually torn between Milla Jovovich always demonstrating that she’s a much more interesting actress than the material really deserves. Paul W.S. Anderson is an enthusiastic but somewhat limited technician as a filmmaker and the Resident Evil franchise as a whole being so profoundly past its sell-by date that every sequel feels like a nostalgic revival of something that never actually went away.On the other hand, a six-film movie franchise with a female lead based off a video game series running successfully for fifteen years is absolutely some kind of accomplishment as the business of filmmaking goes. So if there’s disappointment to be had in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter it’s that they haven’t really opted to end on any kind of high note. To be sure, they do (sort of) bring the story to something resembling a conclusion and drop a handful of new reveals, but otherwise, it mostly fits in the overall sweep of the series: Not great, definitely not terrible but just kind of “there.” Couple decent action scenes, one or two fun bits of business with the monsters but overall pretty perfunctory.The biggest disappointment is that after ending the fifth installment with the setup for a major status-quo shakeup and the potential to really go out with a bang, the new film essentially says “just kidding!” and decides not to go for it, after all. In case you (like, one imagines, most people) don’t bother memorizing the plot details of the Resident Evil movies; Part 5 ended with perpetual hench-villain Wesker seemingly defecting to the good guys’ side and Jovovich’s Alice getting back her super-powers from Part 2. But as The Final Chapter opens, the obligatory recap of the story to this point informs us that (for whatever reason) something like an entire other film’s worth of plot happened between then and now. And leaving the heroes largely decimated, Wesker back on Team Evil (“The Umbrella Corporation,” in case you forgot) and Alice once again a normal human.So, instead of the promised super-soldiers versus monsters showstopper, we’re left with a weirdly-structured film that starts with an inventive enough extended sequence involving a tank convoy luring a zombie horde back toward Raccoon City. This eventually settles into a retread of the reliable armed-infiltration business that’s been the series’ default setting since 2002. Alice and a handful of good guys (including an utterly wasted Ruby Rose, who recently proved such a worthy presence in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage) must now sneak back into the underground Umbrella Corporation fortress from Part 1. They then must seek out a newly-unearthed “airborne antivirus” cure that can end the zombie outbreak once and for all. We get some closure, a final battle and yet another new twist in Alice’s backstory which is actually pretty clever and might even have felt pretty substantive regarding the mythos and build-up if they hadn’t already reworked whatever her backstory was supposed to be three or four times before this.Ultimately? It’s another Resident Evil movie. If you’ve liked at least one or two of these, there’s like a 70% chance you’re going to get something out of this one. Jovovich, as always, is the star attraction: She really does have such a unique and compelling screen presence it’s hard not to wish she’d been doing a bigger variety of things for the past 15 years or so. But hey – this has been clearly been an ongoing family project for one of Hollywood’s longer-lasting actress/director pairings, so who are we to knock what’s obviously worked out for at least two people. There’s really no reason to rush out and see this one, but you can probably do a lot worse.last_img read more

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Japans NHK unveils multicamera system for bullettime slow motion replays w video

first_imgThe system is an improvement on the process used to create bullet-time in the movies—there a single camera is placed on a track and moved to allow for perspective change, generally in front of a green screen. Afterwards a lot of time is invested by many people in creating the final effect. In contrast, this new system uses fixed cameras while a computer does all the work. To use it, a single cameraman manipulates a control device via display panel to follow the action—the cameras all mimic its movements. The result is a camera system able to create video that appears to circle around a basketball player going for a layup, for example or a speaker standing at a podium.The system is not live of course, thus it appears its best use would come in capturing small segments of video events that are likely to be important, such as a touchdown in football. Because live action ceases when such events occur, programmers can display the event over and over as they do now with instant replays, offering viewers a new perspective. Citation: Japan’s NHK unveils multi-camera system for ‘bullet-time’ slow motion replays (w/ video) (2013, June 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-japan-nhk-unveils-multi-camera-bullet-time.html (Phys.org) —NHK, Japan’s national broadcasting organization has developed a multi-camera system that allows for recording a single scene from slightly different angles. A computer knits the recorded video together allowing for a special effect known as “bullet-time.” The term has come to be defined as a specific type of special effect where time appears to be slowed to the point of being able to follow a bullet after being fired as it makes its way to a target. Additionally, the point of view is altered while the bullet is still moving, simulating an ability to circle around it. © 2013 Phys.org 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. More information: via Diginfo.tv Explore further In the new system unveiled by NHK, eight cameras are mounted next to one another on tripods. Each of the cameras has two motors—one to control tilt, the other panning. The motors are controlled by a computer system that automatically allows for causing all of the cameras to point and focus on the same subject at the same time. Because of the small distance between the cameras, each has a slightly different perspective. After the cameras record an event, the video from all eight is fed into a computer that knits the sequences together creating a seamless video of the subject appearing slightly pivoted. The system takes just one minute to combine the separate video threads into a new single one ready for display—opening the door for use in live events such as basketball games or news broadcasts. GoPro camera rig creates awesome-dude effectslast_img read more

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The Fatal Relationship Between Marvin Gaye and his Disturbed Father

first_imgMarvin Gaye’s prolific career spanned over 25 years, from his beginnings in Motown to his evolution to socially conscious funk, his music soothed the world and made it fall in love. While the beloved performer gave his all to his fans and influenced a generation of artists, his lifelong struggle with his father would lead to his untimely death under the most tragic circumstances.Marvin Gaye’s father was the first of fifteen children born into a family that knew poverty and violence at the hands of his father. He found a savior in the Pentecostal church becoming a minister in his late teens then a bishop with a reputation as a healer.Marvin Gaye (1973)While offering support and salvation to his congregation, he was never able to overcome the shadows of his childhood. Marvin Gaye Jr. was the second of four children born to Marvin Sr. and his wife Alberta in 1939, and for the first four or five years of Gaye’s life, the relationship between father and son was relatively stable.Marvin Gaye attended Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Photo by Allan F – CC BY-SA 4.0It was Marvin Sr. who taught Gaye to play the piano and would bring his young son to sing in front of his congregation. At home, the father was a severe disciplinarian; he would regularly beat his children for the smallest infractions; he expected his family to follow a strict weekend long sabbath and would beat them for misquoting the bible.Death Certificate of Marvin GayeMarvin Sr.’s preaching career took a nosedive in the early 1950’s, and he began a slow descent into alcoholism which only exacerbated the abuse he handed out to his family.According to Gaye’s siblings Marvin Jr. received the harshest punishments of all of them, his father seemingly having a vendetta against his eldest son for complex and unexplained reasons, as discussed in the Telegraph “at an early age he felt threatened by his son and that carried on into adulthood.”It was around this time that Gaye discovered that his father was a cross-dresser, a poorly kept secret in the neighborhood and one that led to him and his siblings being bullied by the other neighborhood children.Marvin Gaye (1965)Even as Gaye went onto achieve worldwide fame and success, his father couldn’t support his son, as Steve Taylor, Gaye’s biographer recalls for the Independent “No matter what he achieved with his songs, all he got was resentment and criticism.” Marvin Jr. also added the ‘e’ to his name to further distance himself from his father.Related Video: How a Prince Song Resulted in the ‘Parental Advisory’ StickerFame had allowed Gaye to move away from the family which offered some respite, but he was not able to escape his demons. There were periods of sobriety, most notably in Belgium where he recorded the album ‘Midnight Love’ which featured the hit single ‘Sexual Healing’, but by the ‘Sexual Healing’ tour of 1983 the pressures of being on the road meant Gaye was once again abusing cocaine which made him severely paranoid and fearing for his life.Monument of Marvin Gaye. Photo by Manuelarosi -CC BY-SA 4.0By Gaye’s own accounts his father was a tyrant, ‘a cruel and all-powerful king’ who pushed his son to the brink of suicide many times. Marvin was saved by the love of his mother Alberta who encouraged and supported him throughout his life.They had a very close relationship which is why, when Alberta became sick in August 1983, Marvin moved back in with both his parents to look after her.The volatile living situation would explode on April 1st, 1984 when Marvin Sr. would fatally shoot his son during a heated argument. In the months leading up to the event, the two men often engaged in explosive arguments and Marvin Jr. would regularly step in to protect his mother from his father’s abuse.Marvin Gaye.During this period, friends and family have reported that Marvin Jr’s paranoia had reached epic proportions and he would barely leave his room. Maybe this is the reason that on Christmas Day 1983 Gaye gifted his father a .38 special Smith & Wesson pistol, the gun that would be used to kill him four months later.Marvin Sr. reached a plea deal on the charge of voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to six years probation and a five-year suspended sentence. Even though the conviction was felt too lenient by some, from the accounts of his children their father was a broken man, as reported in the Telegraph, “Once he pulled the trigger he was dead inside.There would have been no justice if he’d gone to prison. He became a recluse, died many years later, old and alone. He didn’t get away with anything.”Read another story from us: How Bruce Springsteen Finally Found the Love he Needed with a BandmateThe death of Marvin Gaye sent shock waves through the world of music and beyond and are still felt to this day. His legacy lives on through his recordings and his political work, as biographer Steve Taylor states “he will be remembered as one of the top five black performers of all time.”last_img read more

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first_imgWeight3.3 pounds3.4 pounds Lenovo 14e Chromebook EnterpriseLenovo 14w Enterprise Display14-inch, up to 1080p touch screen CPU2.5GHz A4 AMD 3Ghz A6 AMD  Starting Price$279$299 128GB eMMC, 256GB SSD Graphics AMD Integrated Graphics  StorageUp to 64GBcenter_img RAMUp to 8GB Lenovo took the wraps off a new lineup of business laptops with the 14e Chromebook Enterprise and the 14w Enterprise. These two budget machines are affordably priced so business and educators can purchase them in bulk for an entire workforce or classroom. Modern features and enough power for everyday productivity make these new laptops seem like compelling options for individuals are businesses on a budget. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-14w-14e-chromebook-enterprise-price-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Both of these enterprise laptops will be available in the United States in March. The Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise will start at $279 while the 14w Enterprise is priced slightly higher, at $299. Ports 2 USB-C, 2 USB 3.1, microSD card, headphone USB-C, 2 USB 3.1, HDMI, microSD, headphone Lenovo 14e Chromebook EnterpriseThe Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise may be inexpensive, but it certainly doesn’t look cheap. While most laptops in this price range are made of chunky plastic, the 14e Chromebook Enterprise has a durable aluminum chassis and razor-thin display bezels surrounding its 14-inch, 1080p touch screen display. At 3.3 pounds and 0.7 inches thick, the 14e Chromebook Enterprise is among the sleekest 14-inch laptops on the market.The 14e Chromebook Enterprise runs Chrome Enterprise, a version of Chrome OS tweaked for business users. It combines Chrome OS with the Chrome browser for added security and helpful management tools.  The 14-inch laptop is equipped with an A4 AMD CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 64GB of flash storage and integrated AMD graphics.Lenovo rates the 14e Chromebook Enterprise’s battery life at 10 hours, which would be a respectable runtime if it lasts that long in real-world situations.Lenovo 14w EnterpriseThe 14w Enterprise is essentially the Windows 10 version of the 14e Chromebook Enterprise. Like its Chrome OS sibling, the 14w also has a durable aluminum chassis and relatively thin display bezels. While the 14w Enterprise (12.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches) is the same size as 14e Chromebook Enterprise, it’s slightly heavier, at 3.4 pounds.On the software side, the 14w Enterprise runs Windows 10 Pro and comes pre-installed with Office 365 and Staffhub, a time management and content sharing app for enterprise users.The 14w Enterprise has a 14-inch, 1080p IPS touch screen display. Under the hood is a slightly more powerful A6 AMD CPU along with up to 8GB of RAM, either 128GB of flash storage or 256GB of SSD storage, and AMD integrated graphics.The ports on the 14w Enterprise are slightly different than those on the 14e Chromebook Enterprise. The Windows machine features a USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.1 inputs, an HDMI, a microSD card slot and a headphone/mic combo jack.For a full review, check back with us around March when these two laptops go on sale.  The Best Laptops for Business and Productivity Size12.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches12.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes.com100 Powerful Women Americans Can Look Up toForbes.comUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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