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Rohit Sharma slams Mumbai batsmen after crushing defeat against Kings XI Punjab

first_imgMumbai Indians’ meek surrender at the hands of Kings XI Punjab on Friday was particularly disheartening for skipper Rohit Sharma, who blamed the poor execution of shots from the batsmen for the defeat.Kings XI all-rounder Marcus Stoinis ran through the Mumbai middle-order with a four-wicket haul to restrict the home team to 124/9 after they won the toss and elected to bat first on a slow pitch at Visakhapatnam.In reply, captain Murali Vijay led the way with an unbeaten 54 and along with Wriddhiman Saha (56) guided Kings XI to a comfortable 7-wicket win with three overs to spare.’Tough to bat on this wicket'”Poor execution by our batsmen, but the wicket wasn’t easy to bat on to be honest. It was sticky, it was not coming onto the bat.”Having said that, we should have applied ourselves. 124 was not going to be easy to defend. Lot of credit to Kings XI, they stuck to their plans. See, too much talking does not help. Players do understand what needs to be done.”‘Vizag is not a high-scoring ground'”We have played two games here, we know the conditions. We know it is not a high scoring ground. SRH defended 136 here. I guess 140 is a good score here.”We were in a similar situation last year also. Hopefully, we will regroup from here and put up a performance day after tomorrow.”‘Blessing in disguise to bat second’Meanwhile, Man of the Match Marcus Stoinis said that the pitch and the conditions suited his bowling perfectly.advertisement”Wicket suited my bowling. Not too much but I used change of pace. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise to bat second. We took good singles. It was a team effort for sure.”All the bowlers bowled well, tight and got wickets at the start. If we can win the next couple of games, you never know. It has been good, great support staff, enjoying it my time in the IPL.”last_img read more

The Ashes: Andrew Strauss slaps curfew on England players post Jonny Bairstow controversy

first_imgEngland cricket chief Andrew Strauss has slapped a curfew on the Ashes squad, restricting the players from going out after midnight, in the wake of Jonny Bairstow’s alleged headbutt on Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft earlier this month.Strauss has also backed his players over the accusations of drinking culture in the team that emerged after the arrest of vice-captain Ben Stokes in Bristol street brawl incident.”These guys are not thugs,” Strauss said.The former England skipper called his players “naive” following the ‘headbutting’ incident, which dominated the headlines this weekend.”These are good, honest, hard-working cricketers who sacrifice a lot to play for England. We’ve got to take steps to make sure that reality is what people perceive of the England cricket team, not something different. I think there’s a bit of naivety there [among the players] and I think we need to be smarter,” the Guardian quoted Strauss as saying.Strauss also informed that he has spoken to Bairstow about the incident and was totally satisfied with the wicket-keeper’s side of the story as to why he knocked heads with Bancroft.The incident involving Bairstow and Bancroft reportedly happened outside The Avenue Hotel in Perth, when England were playing a warm-up match against Western Australia Cricket XI at the start of this month.It is claimed that the incident went no further, and that the police were not involved in the matter.last_img read more

Perfect Olympiacos Beats PAOK, 2-0

first_imgATHENS — Olympiacos beat host PAOK 2-0 on Oct. 4 to maintain a perfect record after six games and a three-point lead in the Greek soccer league over arch-rival Panathinaikos.Costas Fortounis assisted on both goals, setting up Brown Ideye for a close-range shot in the 26th minute and then taking a corner which Luka Milivojevic headed home 10 minutes later.PAOK is joint fourth with Panionios, eight points behind Olympiacos.Also, newcomer AEK beat Atromitos 1-0 to move to third place, five points adrift of the defending champion, and the other newcomer, Iraklis, drew 2-2 at Giannena.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

FIFA Rankings: India drop 10 spots

first_imgIndia FIFA Rankings: India drop 10 spots to be placed 107th Last updated 2 years ago 14:49 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) India Nepal International Friendly 2017 AIFF Media India The Blue Tigers dropped down 10 rungs to 107th in the latest edition of the FIFA Rankings…. India has slipped ten spots below in the latest edition of the FIFA Rankings to be placed 107th, despite positive performances during the previous month. The Blue Tigers had achieved one of their best rankings in recent history when they climbed to the 96th spot two months earlier. But they dropped a spot to 97th in the previous month’s edition.  The Blue Tigers drop 10 places in the latest #FIFARankings. #IndianFootball #BackTheBlue #AsianDream #IND Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A post shared by Goal India (@goal_india) on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:48am PDTNow, despite winning the Tri-Series tournament against Mauritius and St. Kitts & Nevis with a draw and a win, the Blue Tigers have seen a significant drop in rankings which could partly be explained due to the fact that the opponents were of significantly lower stature than India. With most teams in action during the international break, even a win against 182nd ranked Macau could not prop India’s ranking up. India now have 316 rating points, a drop of 25 points from their previous month’s tally. India’s ranking was also hampered by the fact that countries like Estonia (up 14 places), Finland (up 23 places), Iraq (up 14 places) Luxembourg (up 35 places) and Macedonia (up 32 places) made huge leaps forward. Guatemala are the worst movers in this edition of the rankings, dropping 31 spots to 131st place. The best mover, on the other hand, was Cape Verde Islands, who climbed 47 rungs to reach 67th spot. Among Asian countries, India are now the 13th highest ranked team in the continent while Iran leads the chart at the 25th spot. As far as the global scenario is concerned, Germany have regained the top spot from Brazil while Portugal, Argentina, and Belgium complete the top five.last_img read more

Leicester agree deal to sign Portugal defender Ricardo Pereira

first_imgLeicester have agreed a deal for the Porto defender Ricardo Pereira, who will move to the King Power Stadium on a five-year contract once the transfer window opens formally on 9 June.The 24-year-old, who has been named in the Portugal squad for the World Cup this summer, was in Leicester on Saturday to finalise personal terms and complete a medical. He spent time on loan at Nice when Claude Puel was in charge there. news Transfer window Read more Topics The Leicester manager said: “I’m delighted to have a player of Ricardo’s quality on board for next season, I remember him well from my time at Nice.”Ricardo told the club’s website: “I feel very happy to be here and I can’t wait to do my best to help the team. The atmosphere, the fans and the football of the Premier League makes it the best in the world. I am here to support the team and to help the club to achieve its goals.”Ricardo made 43 appearances for Porto this season, including seven in the Champions League, as the club clinched their 28th Portuguese league title. Liverpool in pole position to sign Diogo Leite from Porto Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share via Email Leicester City Porto Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

QB Kelly Bryant Has Scheduled A Transfer Visit To This Program

first_imgKelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, who’s transferring out of the Tigers’ program, has been linked to several major programs on the transfer market. He’s reportedly already scheduled one visit.247Sports is reporting that Bryant, a multi-year starter at Clemson, is considering another ACC football program.InsideCarolina is reporting that Bryant has scheduled a visit to North Carolina.From the report:Clemson quarterback transfer Kelly Bryant is expected to visit North Carolina this weekend, sources confirmed to Inside Carolina. The Tar Heels host Virginia Tech on Saturday night at Kenan Stadium.According to sources, the UNC staff has been in contact with Bryant since he decided to leave Clemson a couple weeks ago and subsequently received his release.Bryant opted to transfer out of Clemson after Dabo Swinney named Trevor Lawrence the team’s starting quarterback. He has one year of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible in 2019.The former Clemson quarterback spoke to the Greenville News about his transfer decision.“I feel like it’s what’s best for me and my future,” Bryant said. “I was just going to control what I could control and try to make the most of my opportunity, but at the end of the day, I just don’t feel like I’ve gotten a fair shot.”“I’ve been with this senior class for four years. Seeing how much we built and poured into this program, it’s tough to walk away from it,” Bryant added. “But at the same time, I’ve got to do what’s best for me. And I feel like this is the best situation for me.”Bryant has been linked to several other major programs, too. Florida State, Oklahoma and Penn State, among other schools, have been mentioned as possible options.It’s unclear if Bryant is seriously considering any other options. He can take his time with his decision, waiting until 2019. LSU’s starting quarterback, Joe Burrow, didn’t transfer out of Ohio State and into the Tigers’ program until this past summer, for example.Stay tuned.last_img read more

AITA on sticky wicket ahead of talks with ITF security consultants

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s tennis federation will look to convince world body ITF into changing the venue of their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Islamabad with team captain Mahesh Bhupathi likely to play a key role in the tele-consultation on Monday. The tie has become a matter of speculation ever since Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with India citing the revocation of the special status enjoyed by the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. India had named a full-strength team for the September 14-15 tie in Islamabad. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhBut after Jammu and Kashmir was turned into a union territory, Pakistan asked the Indian ambassador to leave their country, halted a goodwill train service and tried to kick up an international row by continuously issuing aggressive statements against India. Despite the escalating tension, India’s Sports Ministry made it clear that it won’t interfere since it is not a bilateral series. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) nonetheless has a tough job at hand to convince the ITF to provide a neutral venue since the World Governing body still feels that current circumstances do not demand a change in venue. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”Safety and security are the ITF’s highest priority. We are working closely with the host nation and independent expert security advisors, and the ITF is satisfied with their current security assessment of the site and the security plan in place,” ITF said in a statement to PTI. “The overall security risk rating for Pakistan has not changed, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely with our advisors,” added the statement. ITF though has agreed to address AITA’s concern and will ensure that its security consultants speak with them. Bhupathi will also be part of the tele-conference, scheduled for Monday. According to the Davis Cup rules and regulations a tie can be moved out of a Nation only in a few circumstances. “A Nation with Choice of Ground may lose its choice at any time if the Davis Cup Committee considers that it is not possible or practicable for the opposing Nation to reach or play at the venue chosen for the Tie, due to (for example) an incident such as war, political unrest, terrorism or natural disaster,” reads the rule 30.2.5. In this case, India is not at war with Pakistan even though the diplomatic tensions have been high owing to Pakistan’s aggressive stance. The security apprehensions remain and the players are jittery about travelling to Pakistan. However, withdrawing from the tie will affect the AITA as well as Indian Davis Cup team. Forfeiting the tie would mean that Indian team will be automatically relegated to the Asia/Oceania Group II. It means India won’t reach the World Group Qualifiers before 2022, getting pegged back by at least two years. It will have to compete in Group II in 2020 to earn promotion back to Group I and again spend 2021 in Group I to be able to compete in Qualifiers in 2022. Whereas, if the Indian team travels to Pakistan next month and beat the hosts, it will be eligible to compete in the Qualifiers in 2020. “We are not interested in forfeiting the tie. We look forward to working with the ITF to find a solution that guarantees the safety of all the players,” Bhupathi told PTI. For AITA, it’s about financial losses as well. According to the rule 62.1.2, a defaulting nation, “will be liable for all reasonable expenses incurred by the ITF, or the Final Week Organiser and the other Nation(s) participating in the Tie/Event up to the date when notice of default was received by the ITF. Rule 62.1.3 states, it may, on application by the ITF, be subject to a fine imposed by the ITF Internal Adjudication Panel. So, it is not going to be an easy call to make if the ITF Consultants persist that the Indian team must travel to Pakistan. AITA Life President Anil Khanna is ITF Vice President and also on the ITF Board of Directors. However, an AITA Executive member felt that Khanna is not in a position to help India’s case here. “There are people from different nations on the ITF Board and if everyone starts bringing their respective nations’ issues, the Board won’t be able to entertain all requests,” the member, who did not wish to be named, said. There is another school of thought according to which Khanna would not want to antagonise Pakistan since ITF President elections are approaching.last_img read more

Union Cabinet condoles Parrikars death

first_imgNew Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Monday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who passed away at his private residence in Panaji on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. He was 63. The Cabinet also extended condolences to the former Defence Minister’s family and the people of Goa on behalf of the Central government and the entire nation. It observed a two-minute silence and also approved a day of mourning at the Centre and flying the national flag at half-mast on Monday across the country. Also Read – MP woman hangs herself after killing three children “The Cabinet expresses profound sorrow at the sad demise of Manohar Parrikar. In his passing away, the country has lost a veteran and distinguished leader, affectionately called as the Chief Minister of commoners,” a Cabinet statement said. It observed that Parrikar would be remembered for his simplicity and his abilities as an exceptional administrator. “His contribution to the building of modern Goa and to the modernization of India’s Armed Forces as well as improvement to the lives of ex-servicemen will never be forgotten.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Born on December 13, 1955, at Mapusa, Goa, Parrikar was educated at Loyola School, Margao and later graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai in 1978. Before entering politics, Parrikar had joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at a young age and became a Mukhya Shikshak (Chief Instructor) in the final years of his schooling itself. After graduating from IIT, he resumed RSS work in Mapusa and became a Sanghchalak at the age of 26. As a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Parrikar was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Goa in 1994. He became the Chief Minister of Goa for the first time on October 24, 2000 and continued till February 27, 2002. He was re-elected as Chief Minister on June 3, 2002 and served till February 2, 2005. Parrikar became Chief Minister of Goa for the third time on March 9, 2012, and continued till November 8, 2014. On November 9, 2014, he became Union Minister of Defence and continued till March 13, 2017. He was again sworn in as Chief Minister of Goa on March 14, 2017. Parrikar was awarded the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ by IIT Mumbai in 2001, Honorary Doctorate by National Institute of Technology, Goa in 2018 and the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Award in 2018, among others. He is survived by his two sons.last_img read more

Altright commentator gets schooled by historian over diversity in Roman Britain

first_img…many of the inhabitants of the ‘vicus’ would travel with the legion, especially if they were considered ‘elite’.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 Lant Street Girl was 14 when she died. She came from the southern Mediterranean.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 “Thank God the BBC is portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse,” he tweeted. “I mean, who cares about historical accuracy, right?”Step forward writer and historian Mike Stuchbery, who gave PJW a quick history lesson on ethnic diversity in Roman Britain.“Roman Britain was ethnically diverse, almost by design. To begin, occupying legions were drawn from other parts of the Empire,” Stuchbery responded.“Every year we dig up new remains that suggest that Roman Britain, anywhere larger than a military outpost, was an ethnically diverse place.”His full response:  London, as the capital of the province, was especially diverse. People lived, worked & died together from all over.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 We have accounts of ‘moors’, along with (modern-day) Iraqi & Syrian soldiers on Hadrian’s Wall.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 An alt-right commentator who complained about the BBC portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse has sparked a row with a historian on Twitter.Paul Joseph Watson (PJW), editor of alt-right website InfoWars, shared a screengrab of a BBC educational video on life in Britain, suggesting it was inaccurate. PJW hit back in a video post, responding : “The BBC released an educational documentary about Roman Britain depicting what they said was an ‘exploration of life in Roman Britain shown through the eyes of a typical family’.“I tweeted it was historically inaccurate to depict Roman Britain as ethnically diverse, making the point that this was obviously the BBC engaging in politically correct tokenism.” Thank God the BBC is portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse.I mean, who cares about historical accuracy, right?— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 25, 2017center_img Spiralfields Woman’s DNA can be traced directly to Rome. Probably an aristocrat.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 Not just London, we have evidence of North Africans as high-status individuals in York.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Roman Britain was ethnically diverse, almost by design. To begin, occupying legions were drawn from other parts of the Empire.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017 Well, I had better revise the contents of my bachelors degree in Classical Latin then. Thank you for updating me.— Niclas D (@Vallamnius) July 25, 2017 Every year we dig up new remains that suggest that Roman Britain, anywhere larger than a military outpost, was an ethnically diverse place.— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@MikeStuchbery_) July 25, 2017last_img read more

Artifical leaf promises new form of sustainable energy

first_imgSustainable energy has taken many forms over the years including solar, wind, water and geothermal heat. A new form of energy generation mimics a process called photosynthesis in which plants convert sunlight and water into energy. Dr. Daniel Nocera of MIT and his research team announced at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society that they have developed the first practical “artificial leaf” which is 10 times more efficient than a natural leaf when it comes to photosynthesis.Nocera says the leaf shows promise as an inexpensive source of electricity for developing countries. To be fair, his team isn’t the first to produce an “artificial leaf.” The first one was produced by John Turner of the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado over a decade ago, but it had no chance for widespread use. That’s because it was unstable, only had a lifespan of one day, and was made up of rare and expensive metals.Nocera’s leaf on the other hand consists of inexpensive, widely available materials with improved stability. In fact, he has already shown that it is capable of producing energy for 45 hours without a drop in activity. The breakthrough seems to have come from Nocera’s discovery of inexpensive catalysts made of nickel and cobalt. The catalysts help to split water into its hydrogen and oxygen components when placed in a gallon of water in bright sunlight. The gases are stored in fuel cells which are used to produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for one day.While Nocera’s leaf is already 10 times more efficient than a natural leaf, he still believes he can boost the efficiency of the “artificial leaf” higher making it even more likely that the process that powers nature, photosynthesis, will also power a future world.Read more at the American Chemical Society press releaselast_img read more

Des excréments de tigre pour protéger les cultures

first_imgDes excréments de tigre pour protéger les cultures Après plusieurs années d’études très poussées, des scientifiques australiens ont attesté que les excréments de tigre étaient très efficaces pour éloigner les animaux qui se nourrissent des cultures humaines.  Le professeur Peter Murray et son équipe de l’université australienne du Queensland ont cherché à éloigner les chèvres et les kangourous des terres agricoles sans les tuer. En imaginant que les animaux fuiraient s’ils sentaient la présence d’un prédateur, ils ont patiemment collecté, pendant huit ans, différents types d’excréments dans les zoos.  À lire aussiCet homme a fabriqué un Jurassic Park miniature pour sa tortueLes recherches ont ainsi démontré que les déjections de tigres étaient le plus efficace pour faire fuir les herbivores. Le professeur Murray a indiqué à l’AFP que les chèvres y étaient particulièrement sensibles. Il semblerait que le fait que le tigre ait été nourri de chèvres auparavant n’y soit pas étranger.  Devant des résultats aussi encourageants, les scientifiques espèrent pouvoir obtenir rapidement des financements permettant de mettre au point des matières fécales de tigre synthétiques afin de pouvoir protéger les cultures humaines.Le 12 mars 2011 à 14:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vancouver crime lab on the cusp of expansion

first_imgA movement to clear the state’s backlog of rape kits may soon be centered in Clark County if lawmakers approve a bill to staff a new, high-throughput DNA testing lab at the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab in Vancouver.“The testing will be done here,” said crime lab manager Bruce Siggins, motioning his hands to direct visitors’ eyes around a large empty room on the second floor of the building on Kauffman Avenue. “The renovations will be ready when we get the (scientists), so they can hit the ground running.”State House lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to pass House Bill 1166, which is aimed at addressing a backlog of more than 10,000 sexual assault kits collected by law enforcement statewide.(Trooper Capt. Monica Alexander, who is petitioning for the bill’s passage, clarified that various totals for the state’s untested rape kits reported by the media are a result of how the amount is calculated. Kits are at various stages of testing, and not all are counted by various agencies. About 8,000 to more than 10,000 kits have been reported.)The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Despite the current viability of the bill, Alexander said the House Appropriations Committee did not fund the legislation.last_img read more

Planet RV donates campers to Monroe County deputies
Planet RV donates campers to Monroe County deputies

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida RV dealership is helping officers who were affected by Hurricane Irma’s wrath.Planet RV in Davie and an officer’s wife are working together to donate campers for Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies whose homes were hit by the hurricane.“We’ve been making runs down to the Keys and delivering them for them so they can set up their homes or their temporary homes for them and their families,” said one officer’s wife, Connie Murphy.“It’s really important. We have to give back to the community, and if we don’t house the sheriffs, we’re not safe,” said Gigi Stetler with RV Sales of Broward, “so they really need our help.”Two campers have already been delivered with two more scheduled to go.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Back From The Dead

first_imgThe duo had become adept at repositionings, having done the same thing with Maine Home & Design which had been struggling financially after producing only two issues when they acquired it in 2006. “When we were publishing Maine Home & Design we were getting pulled into a lifestyle approach. There was a vacuum in Maine for that kind of coverage,” says Thomas. “Then Port City Life became available.”With the acquisition of Port City Life, the lifestyle model being incubated in Maine Home & Design was given full treatment. But despite the high production quality, Thomas and Kelley are playing a nuanced numbers game. When they acquired the magazine, circulation was 21,000, distributed at about 140 newsstands. Now, the magazine is up to 30,000 circ. and available on about 1,000 newsstands—a level the team is comfortable with. “We don’t believe in big circulation, that’s not appealing to us,” says Thomas. “We want to do a great job with 30,000 to 40,000 readers. It helps us stay focused on a quality product.”So far the costlier production model, tempered with prudent circ. growth, has paid off. Ad pages and revenue have each grown 15 percent, says Thomas.Electronic Gaming MonthlyTightening Print and Digital IntegrationIn early 2009, Ziff Davis Media shuttered Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) as part of the company’s bid to become a digital-only operation and focus on its PCMagazine brand platform. Five months later, Steve Harris, who originally founded EGM, acquired the brand’s assets. After pushing EGM’s relaunch date from December to March due to last-minute tweaking to EGM’s digital counterpart EGMi, Harris has presented a title that simultaneously relies on its previous strengths while attempting to leverage a tighter digital integration with print.EGMi, a weekly digital companion edition to EGM, includes print content as well as original and multimedia content only available in the digital version. Subscribers can choose between a 12-issue print subscription and 52 digital issues for $24.99 or six print issues and 26 digital issues for $14.99. Newsstand editions include a special code that can “upgrade” reader access to the digital version, which is currently distributed to 500,000 readers.Outside of a redesign so that the Web site, digital edition and print magazine all share common elements, much of EGM remains in place, says Harris. “We’re not going in and changing things simply to change them, though we are devoting more attention to how the print product can integrate with our new digital platform and how the two media can compliment each other.”The new EGM was marketed heavily through the brand’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, says Harris. Now, however, he is using the print/digital integration to maximize value. “You’re going to see the integration between digital and print and the way our premium version of EGMi (which features video, programming, and exclusive downloads you can only get if you purchase the print magazine) will become more robust and ultimately incentivize readers to purchase the magazine in a way that is more effective than just lowering the cover price or discounting the subscription.”Harris says there is still potential for the brand to flirt with mass-market distribution. “It was a category leader for much of its run, yet I don’t believe it ever broke 700,000 circ. We’re focusing on additional efforts on digital where, frankly, I’m confident we’ll reach a seven-figure readership.”East West MagazineA relaunch that didn’t quite make it, and lessons learned.Anita Malik founded and launched East West first as an online-only brand, then a bimonthly magazine targeting Asian Americans that focused on the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, in 2003. By April 2008 the title ran out of money and shut down. “It is the tale of a small, bare bones company that has grown too fast,” Malik wrote in a letter posted on the magazine’s Web site at the time. “Our resources have been taxed and this labor of love has become larger than our small staff.”Just over a year later, Malik secured between $150,000 and $200,000 in new investment capital and relaunched the brand. Malik credited her small staff and low overhead as an operational advantage, but, as she soon learned, she wasn’t prepared for just how bad the marketing landscape had become. And, she now admits, relaunching a magazine is not simply picking up where you left off.Malik entered into the relaunch thinking her market had benefited from an advertising renaissance. “The environment had changed, I thought for the better,” she says. “People were just starting to embrace multicultural marketing and were starting to put aside budgets for that. But now, that’s the last thing on their minds.” Nevertheless, in June 2009 Malik was riding a wave of enthusiasm for the relaunch. “For us it was about focusing on how the market is underserved and how we were the one magazine. We restructured, we were back and we refocused on the edit.”Malik quickly learned that her previously core markets, like the auto industry, had simply evaporated and found herself back at square one with her advertising base. “I had to restructure who we were even targeting,” she says. “They might have heard of us, but not at the same level as the former advertisers.”At the same time, Malik was running a “cautious” business plan that focused on cutting costs out of production. Meanwhile, she batted down counsel to “go Web-only” and add in other revenue-generating schemes like a dating site. “The audience doesn’t want that,” says Malik. “I know everybody thinks you need that, but for me it didn’t work for what our product was about.”Yet with the cautious pace and a suddenly unresponsive advertising base, Malik quickly realized her comeback was getting severely pinched. Things were happening too slowly. The relaunch investment, she figured, could last her about three issues. “We could do three issues and not make a dime and be OK,” she says. “I felt that three issues in and we’d be fine. We didn’t need a year.”Yet the hurdles were stacking up. Malik couldn’t get the magazine back into all the bookstores it had been in—which was at least a couple stores in every state.While between 40 and 60 percent of the magazine’s original circulation came back into the fold, Malik got two issues deep into her relaunch and pulled the plug. “Everything came more gradually. I wanted to step back into where we left off and you can’t do that. Maybe with a bigger staff that’s possible. There’s so much out there for readers. They may say they miss you, but you don’t know what that means until you come back and see whether they’ll put their dollars there.” Reintroducing a magazine, whether after a closure or relaunching under a new brand and editorial direction, is a tall order these days. Advertising expenditures are still in flux and cost control is the name of the game—a tough formula for a startup environment for magazines. Yet it’s often the case that a brand can not only survive under a new corporate structure, but thrive. Those that don’t have lessons to share, too. Here, we talk with three publishers who have been down the relaunch road before—two of whom are currently growing recently acquired brands and one who brought her magazine back from the dead once, only to finally shutter it for good.Maine MagazineReinvesting in Editorial, Materials and DistributionBy the time Kevin Thomas, publisher of regional magazine Maine Home & Design, acquired Port City Life in early 2009, the magazine had already begun cutbacks, dropping from a 10-time frequency to bimonthly. Nevertheless, Thomas, along with partner and editor-in-chief Susan Grisanti Kelley, saw an opportunity to plow capital back into the magazine—expanding its editorial coverage from the Portland region to statewide, restoring its frequency and dramatically boosting its distribution and production quality. Maine emerged from a relaunch five months after it was acquired.“We wanted to produce a quality publication,” says Thomas. “A lot of our competitors were changing trim sizes and going with cheaper stock. We went with the opposite approach.”last_img read more

Huawei Mate 30 Pro in testing launching September or October

first_img Post a comment $534 40 Photos The P30 Pro has inherited a similar quad-camera setup and is powered by the same Kirin 980 processor featured in the Mate 20 Pro. No word on how many cameras the Mate 30 will rock — presumably at least four — but it’ll surely pack a more robust CPU. The P30 Pro was one of two phones announced Tuesday in Paris, alongside the P30. The Pro has a 6.47-inch display while the P30 has a 6.1-inch display and three, rather than four, rear cameras. Both run EMUI 9.1, Huawei’s take on Android’s Pie operating system and pack in-screen fingerprint sensors. The P30 Pro’s four cameras the real stars of the show. You get a 20-megapixel super wide-angle lens and a regular 40-megapixel lens. Then there’s the big one: a weird-looking square lens that uses a prism-based periscope system to achieve a huge zoom. It offers not only a 5x optical zoom but also a 10x hybrid zoom without much loss in overall quality. The final lens is a time-of-flight sensor that gives depth data to the camera to allegedly achieve better bokeh (background blur) in an image. Meanwhile, the regular P30 has the same 40-megapixel shooter but combines it with a 16-megapixel super wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. Both models have 32-megapixel selfie shooters. Mentioned Above Huawei P30 (128GB, black) It was just days ago that Huawei unveiled its new P30 line of phones in Paris, but the bustling tech giant is already looking forward to September. That’s around the time its next flagship phone, the Mate 30, will launch, an executive said in Malaysia on Wednesday.The Mate 30 is currently being tested in Huawei’s labs, Huawei Product Manager Bruce Lee told reporters at a P30 event in Malaysia. “Now is March and the Mate 30 will be launched in September or October,” he said to press through a translator.That release schedule would match up with previous years.Huawei usually releases a slick, camera-centric P device in April and follows it with an improved, more robust Mate device towards the end of the year. Last year saw the P30 Pro introduce a triple-camera setup only for it to be topped with October’s Mate 20 Pro, which featured a more powerful processor and a quad-camera setup. Samsung follows a similar schedule with its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines.  Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it Phonescenter_img News • Huawei P30 Pro in a gorgeous orange finish leaks Huawei P30 Pro’s four rear cameras from every angle How To • Huawei P30 phone announcement: How to watch, what to expect Review • Huawei P30 review: The P30 Pro’s fantastic photos for less 0 Tags Huawei Huawei P30last_img read more

Meet Utqiaġviks Arctic Youth Ambassador Eben Hopson

first_imgEben Hopson, standing in the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Utqiaġvik, Alaska in January, 2018. The photo behind him is of Nalukataq, the spring whaling festival. (Ravenna Koenig/Alaska’s Energy Desk).A new cohort of Alaskan teens started as Arctic Youth Ambassadors this past fall. Among other things, the program provides an opportunity for young people across the state to represent the concerns of their communities on an international level.Listen nowOne of those ambassadors is Eben Hopson, a 17-year-old in Utqiaġvik who’s worried about how changes in the environment are already transforming his hometown.It’s five o’clock on a school night and Eben Hopson is standing in the lobby of the Iñupiat Heritage Center pointing to a huge photo in the middle of the room.“Here’s a 360-degree wide shot of the spring whaling festival called Nalukataq,” Hopson said. “What they do is they distribute every part of the whale. Here’s my sister Jessica right there, my brother Jonathan, and me.”This is not the only piece in the museum that Hopson has a personal connection to. An intricate baleen ship that Hopson’s father made sits in a glass case just behind us. And a few steps further into the lobby is the expansive wooden desk that belonged to his grandfather — Eben Hopson Sr., the hugely influential first Mayor of the North Slope Borough.An exhibit in the Iñupiat Heritage Center dedicated to the first mayor of the North Slope Borough, Eben Hopson Sr. (Ravenna Koenig/Alaska’s Energy Desk)“I feel like me carrying his name is a big deal for me because he did things for our people during his time. And I feel I need to do something for our people during this time,” Hopson said.When Hopson thinks about the future of the North Slope, the thing that weighs most heavily on his mind is climate change. Like many places in Alaska, Utqiaġvik is experiencing coastal erosion, and Hopson says he worries that by the time he’s 50, they might have to move the town.Last year Hopson actually made a short movie about climate change that he shared online — featuring interviews that he did with town residents, including the city mayor.Eben Hopson, livestreaming one of the high school basketball games in Utqiaġvik in January, 2018.(Ravenna Koenig/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Hopson loves photography and video; part of his current after-school job is filming the high school basketball games for the coaches and the community. He says that in the future he’d also like to make movies about whaling from an insider’s perspective. He thinks that what most of the media represent about this place to the outside world doesn’t show the whole picture.“What they see up here, and what they do with their cameras…. Like during whaling season, they only focus on the blood; they only focus on what they see as bad,” Hopson said. “And me being a native kid in this community, I feel like I’ll bring out what I see, traditionally.”Hopson says that after high school, he hopes to get his bachelor’s degree in either film or journalism so he can be part of shaping the stories that are told about the place he calls home.last_img read more

Political Roundup March for Our Lives Protests and Reaction And Trump Administration
Political Roundup March for Our Lives Protests and Reaction And Trump Administration

first_imgIt’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories — with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Today, we discuss last weekend’s (March 24),  ‘March for Our Lives’ student protests and reaction, Stormy Daniels’ appearance on 60 Minutes, the Trump administration’s decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats, and highlights from Wednesday morning’s (March 28) Houston City Council meeting. Our panel of experts this week includes Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and David Branham, professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /22:33 Listen Xlast_img read more

Rapid turnon of a nuclear transient observed by astronomers
Rapid turnon of a nuclear transient observed by astronomers

first_imgAn international team of astronomers has observed the peculiar activity of a nuclear transient event known as PS1-13cbe. The transient, which occurred in the nucleus of the galaxy SDSS J222153.87+003054.2, experienced a rapid flare-up lasting about 70 days. The finding is reported in a paper published November 8 on Researchers discover a blazar-like narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy 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 More information: Reza Katebi et al. PS1-13cbe: The Rapid “Turn on” of a Seyfert 1. arXiv:1811.03694 [astro-ph.GA]. © 2018 Science X Network The observed transient luminosities of PS1-13cbe from the PS1 survey in gr izyP1 filters after correction for Galactic extinction. S: marks the epoch of the LDSS spectrum (MJD 56570). Credit: Katebi et al., 2018. Citation: Rapid ‘turn-on’ of a nuclear transient observed by astronomers (2018, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from At a redshift of 0.12355, SDSS J222153.87+003054.2 (or SDSS J2221+0030 for short) is a type 2 Seyfert galaxy. It has a central supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an estimated mass of around 20 million solar masses.In general, Seyfert galaxies host active galactic nuclei (AGN) that produce spectra line emissions from highly ionized gas. Astronomers classify these galaxies as type 1 or 2, depending on the emission lines shown by their spectra.However, observations show that various AGN types are observed in the same object at different epochs of time. One explanation of this phenomenon is that some type 2 Seyfert galaxies are actually type 1 with inactive engines. This suggests that type 2 Seyfert galaxies are an evolved version of the type 1.Some AGNs showcase X-ray absorption variations, and are thus called “changing-look” AGNs. Furthermore, in some Seyfert galaxies, the broad emission lines disappear and, while in others broad emission lines appear, what astronomers describe as a “turn-on” of an AGN. So far, the most rapid “turn-ons” observed last less than one year.Now, a team of researchers led by Reza Katebi of Ohio University reports a rapid “turn-on” of the nuclear transient PS1-13cbe in the nucleus of the galaxy SDSS J2221+0030. PS1-13cbe was detected on July 9, 2013 in the Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) sky survey. Additional observations of this transient and its host galaxy, that led to the new findings, were conducted by the team using NASA’s Swift spacecraft, the 6.5 m Magellan Clay telescope and the 2.4 m Hiltner telescope.According to the paper, PS1-13cbe brightened in the course of about 70 days and reached a peak total optical luminosity of approximately 10.6 tredecillion erg/s, while its temperature roughly stayed constant. Moreover, this rapid “turn-on” of PS1-13cbe was accompanied by the appearance of broad Balmer lines and hence a transition to a type 1 Seyfert galaxy.”At the time of the outburst, the galaxy changed type to a Seyfert 1 as broad Hα and Hβ appeared and the continuum brightened in the spectrum taken with LDSS3 +57 days after the peak and then changed its type back to a Seyfert 2 as the broad Hα and Hβ disappeared in the spectrum taken with OSMOS 2 years later and did not reappear in spectra taken three and four years after the outburst,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The observations allowed Katebi’s team to conclude that PS1-13cbe is a “changing-look” AGN that has been powered by instabilities in the accretion disk. They added that the “turn-on” of this AGN is among the shortest observed in a “changing look” active galactic nuclei.last_img read more

Kangana to don Khadi on silver screen in Manikarnika
Kangana to don Khadi on silver screen in Manikarnika

first_imgAfter dressing up officials in several government offices, Khadi is now making its way to silver screen. Kangana Ranaut, who is playing the lead role in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, would showcase the Queen’s love for country’s heritage fabric Khadi in this upcoming Indian epic biographical film. And for the promotion of this signature fabric, the attire of the lead casts of this movie is being sponsored by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfExpressing pride and pleasure for being a part in the renewal of India’s spirit of Independence, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that Rani Laxmibai is one of the fascinating women in terms of what she had done in her life. “Khadi is connected to India’s voice of Independence since time immemorial. But very few people know that some seven decades before Gandhiji’s tryst with Charkha, a girl born in Varanasi as Manikarnika, not only mastered reading the Vedas and Puranas, but also learned weaving before being the Queen of Jhansi,” he said. Speaking further he mentioned, “It is a morale booster in terms of aggressive marketing and promotion strategy for KVIC that she (Kangana Ranaut as Rani Laxmibai) would be spinning the wheel in this movie. It would once again prove that prior to British rule in India, Khadi was flourishing in our country and later it was Charkha that drove the Britishers away from India.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt may be noted here that sponsored by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), the costume line for the film shall be designed by ace designer Neeta Lulla. Lulla has already picked up fabric costing around Rs 26 lakh from KVIC. According to Chairman VK Saxena, the fabric being used for the film includes a mixed bag of silk, cotton, muslin and some wool too. Impressed by the fabric, Lulla is already making plans to use the desi fabric in her personal line too. “I feel Khadi exemplifies a lot of character. I am already in conversation with KVIC to launch a capsule collection worldwide which will be retailed across various outlets to ensure the eco-friendly fabric resonates with the millennial generation,” she said.On the other hand, Kamal Jain, the producer of the movie, said that the entire unit was proud to associate with KVIC and applauded their contribution in providing the best range of Khadi that had added immensely to the range of costumes in the film. “The shooting of the film is underway and these unique costumes play a vital role in revitalizing the glorious history of India,” he said.last_img read more

Selimpur Bridge likely to be closed for traffic movement soon
Selimpur Bridge likely to be closed for traffic movement soon

first_imgKolkata: The Jibanananda Setu in Jadavpur, popularly known as Selimpur Bridge, is likely to be closed for traffic movement from August 16 to 18 with Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) deciding to conduct structural health audit of the bridge.As per discussions with the Traffic department of Kolkata Police, KMDA has proposed to keep this bridge closed for vehicular movement from 6 pm on August 16 to 6 pm on August 18. “We are yet to take any final decision on traffic restrictions on the bridge. We are examining the proposal of the KMC. If there is any restriction we will come up with a notification in due course,” said Pandey Santosh, deputy commissioner of police (Traffic), Kolkata. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt has been learnt that the traffic wing is examining the alternative route that may be adopted for vehicular movement along the stretch. Vehicles travelling from the added areas of the city and Behala take the Prince Anwar Shah Road and from the Jadavpur Police station crossing, take the Jibananda Bridge to reach Eastern Metropolitan Bypass at the Avisikta crossing. The bridge is located on the railway tracks midway between Dhakuria and Jadavpur stations. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe decision has already been taken to keep Sealdah flyover closed for traffic movement for 72 hours from the evening of August 15 till the evening of August 18. It may be mentioned that heavy vehicles have already been barred from plying on two busy flyovers of the city ~ Chingrighata Flyover and Kalighat Bridge ~ after a health study by the KMDA identified “weaknesses” in them. Two other flyovers, namely Aurobindo Setu and Bijon Setu, will also undergo “load capacity test” in the end of August or the beginning of September, during which they would be closed for traffic movement.last_img read more