Injured Broncos hockey player out of coma unable to speak

first_imgSASKATOON – A junior hockey player who was injured in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash is making progress but is not yet able to speak.Defenceman Layne Matechuk’s family released a statement on Friday updating his recovery from a brain injury.His family said he was in a coma for the first month and doesn’t appear to know what happened.“While we see his frustration, we also see his determination,” the statement said. “Layne has always had to work hard to achieve his success.”He has transferred Saskatoon hospitals to continue his rehabilitation and the family said the road ahead won’t be easy. They’re also not sure when Matechuk will get to leave hospital.“But what we can tell you is that we believe he gets a little closer every day.”The Broncos were on their way to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game on April 6 when their bus and a semi-trailer collided at a rural Saskatchewan intersection.Sixteen people were killed and 13 players were injured.Matechuk, 18, was in his first full season with the Broncos and had five goals and three assists in 45 regular-season games.His family thanked people for their support since the crash and said there was a bike rally held for Matechuk earlier this month.They said coach Darcy Haugan, who was killed in the crash, talked about the word “believe” and they are holding onto that word on a daily basis.“We #believe the strength and determination that brought Layne success on the ice will bring him success in the months and years ahead.“We ask that you continue to send your prayers and support to him — and to think of him.”— By Ryan McKenna in Regina. Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

Enjoining order against SLFP CC meet extended

The enjoining order issued against the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from holding the Central Committee (CC) meeting without the consent of President Maithripala Sirisena, has been extended till August 24.The Colombo District Court extended the enjoining order when the case was heard today. A petition had earlier been filed against the holding of the CC meeting without the consent of President Maithripala Sirisena as he is the current leader of the SLFP.

Football Burrow leads backup battle with Haskins Martell bringing their own style

OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow (10) runs the ball during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOne of clearest positions on the Ohio State football roster is the quarterback position, at least at the top of the depth chart.Redshirt senior J.T. Barrett will enter the 2017 season as the starting quarterback. That’s been known since the Texan announced his return for his final season.But the race to be Barrett’s backup in 2017 took place throughout the 2016 season between then-redshirt freshman Joe Burrow and then-freshman Dwayne Haskins and only escalated when freshman Tate Martell arrived in Columbus as an early enrollee.OSU coach Urban Meyer cleared the air on Tuesday by saying that as of right now, Burrow remains the No. 2 on the quarterback depth chart.“I’d say Joe is ahead of (the other quarterbacks),” he said. “But they’re both getting reps. Tate had his best day, too, the other day in the scrimmage, so it’s good competition there and that brings out the best in people.”Last season, Burrow was the only other quarterback to see the field, and that was when the score was lopsided.Burrow played in six games last season, completing 22-of-28 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball 13 times, gaining 58 yards and scoring once.Dwayne Haskins did not play and will enter 2017 as a redshirt freshman.The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Burrow — who hails from Athens, Ohio — was stepping into the backup role last fall following the departure of quarterback Cardale Jones, the poster child for the value of the backup quarterback after leading the Buckeyes in three games to claim the national championship.“The backup’s job is to be ready at any moment, and if I’m not ready then I’m not doing my job,” Burrow said during the 2016 fall camp.Burrow is more of a pocket passer than Barrett and not as dynamic with his legs. Haskins will experience his first playing time for the Scarlet and Gray in the spring game on April 15, but is said to have the best arm in the group. Martell comes to OSU as one of the most decorated high school quarterbacks in recent history — 45-0 with 113 touchdowns and nine interceptions — but remains the fourth quarterback in the room.Ryan Day, OSU’s quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator, said all three are very talented, but have different abilities that define their style of play.“Dwayne’s a little bit of a taller guy and can really deliver the ball from the pocket, where Tate is more of a run-around guy and make things happen,” Day said.“Joe is kind of a little bit of everything … All kind of different but all are really hungry to get the starting job.”Barrett is the starter, but any coach will say competition for a guaranteed starting job is healthy for the group. Competition for the second spot on that depth chart cannot be overstated as vital for game preparation.“We all know what happened a couple years ago where all of a sudden someone taps you on the shoulder and says, ‘You’re the starter. Go beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game.’ And they did it,” Meyer said. “So that position is a key guy and everybody appreciates that.” read more

OLDYOUNG at Mens EHF EURO 2018 From Martin Galia to Milan Jovanovic

← Previous Story Veselin Vujovic angry on Din-Dinu: I don’t know rules of the game after 45 years in handball… Next Story → Sweden beat Serbia to reach Main Round Martin GaliaMen’s EHF EURO 2018Milan Jovanovic It is always interesting to see who are the most experienced players and who are youngstars who will write new chapters of the handball history in upcoming years. The oldest player at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 coming from Czech Republic. Goalkeeper Martin Galia is born on Aprli 11, 1979 (6 saves in first match against Spain), a month before Austrian veteran Vytas Ziura, who was added to the squad just before start of the tournament. The third and the last guy from generation 1979 at EHF EURO 2018 is legendary Icelandic wing Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson.The youngest member of all squads in Croatia is Serbian left back Milan Jovanovic. Newcomer among Serbian “Eagles”, coming from RK Vojvodina Novi Sad, is born in January 1998 – with good series of his team and placement in Main Round – he could celebrate his 20th birthday in Zagreb.  read more

Weird Wide Web Bad passwords printed chocolate and creepy human emojis

first_img(Image: Innocence en Danger)Intelligent cat companion of the weekWe just love imagining how freaked out your cat might be by this thing if it started following them around the house while you were out. The real purpose of it, however, is to act as a ‘cat companion’, responding like a living animal.Delicious 3D wonder-creation of the weekWe don’t really know what to say other than THINK OF ALL THE BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE. Hershey has joined forces with 3D systems to come up with a new way of delivering printed food, according to The Verge.Birthday of the weekVine marked its first birthday this week and to celebrate, they put together all of the most memorable videos from the twelve months. ‘Scoot over bitches’ is still one of our personal favourites:View all previous Weird Wide Webs> WELCOME TO THE WEIRD Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.Bad password alert of the weekMost of us are probably guilty of using a really obvious password but these ones really take the biscuit. “123456″ and “password” are still the worst ones. Among the more amusing options were “monkey” and “letmein”.Creepy human emojis of the weekFrench child advocacy group Innocence en Danger, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of internet predators, Buzzfeed reports. They’re using these extremely creepy human emojis which we think get the point across quite well. Yeugh…last_img read more

The Evening Fix now with added mum dancing

first_imgThomas Morgenstern of Austria soars through the air during the men’s ski jumping Individual HS 106, at the Nordic Ski World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, today. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today.THINGS WE LEARNED#HORSEMEAT Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture spokesperson Éamon Ó Cúiv called for Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to step away from the horsemeat investigation today, and also called for the process to be independent. In response, Minister Coveney said that the investigation is independent – and he is happy to give Deputy Ó Cúiv a briefing on it. Meanwhile, horsemeat was found in lasagne in Italy.#DECEASED The man whose body was found in a Carlow hotel room yesterday has been named by gardaí as 44-year-old Colm Kavanagh from Killeshin, Co Laois. His body was found at around 1.15pm yesterday afternoon. A post-mortem was inconclusive and gardaí investigating the death are awaiting the results of toxicology and other tests.#JOAN BURTON Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has said that hecklers gave Dundalk a ‘bad image‘, after she had to cut short a trip to a shopping centre in Co Louth yesterday. She was at the centre to launch a JobsPlus scheme, but was heckled with chants of “shame on you”.#HEALTH INSURANCE Laya Healthcare said today that it is to increase its premiums in April amid a ‘healthcare crisis’. The company’s managing director Dónal Clancy said that Ireland’s healthcare market needs ‘radical reform’.#MASSACHUSETTS Reports that a gunman was present on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus – causing the area to go into lockdown – were a hoax, authorities said today. Cambridge police said that officers searched for a man reported to be carrying a long rifle and wearing body armour, but found nothing.THINGS WE LOVEDMichelle Obama rules. Rules, we tell you!(latenight/YouTube)What is Thon? It’s a two-day dance marathon run by students from the US’s Penn State University, and it’s in aid of charity. Photographer Fred R Conrad captured the spirit of the event in black-and-white photos.Want to see the passport photos of some very iconic figures? Here you go.THINGS WE SHAREDWhy do human skulls found near Mexico City baffle scientists? This video from The Guardian explains more.Who are the 11 people that wreck your head on social media? Why, these folks.This is what happens when you mix Taylor Swift and screaming goats… (via Reddit)(Christopher DrifterSX)last_img read more

Benitez not happy with the worsening performance

first_imgRafael Benitez admitted that he was very surprised and upset after his side’s performance in a shocking 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion and he didn’t see that coming after the last great performances.The Magpies managed to avoid the relegation by making an impressive run of great results but this game was not the best one for them as they were beaten by last-placed West Brom after a bad performance.The Spaniard spoke about his side’s effort as he said, according to Chronicle Live:“Everything we did in the last few games, we didn’t do.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We wanted to get more points to finish higher in the table, but we didn’t do well today, we made a lot of mistakes, and we weren’t good enough.”“We didn’t think the job was done, but it’s a pity because we’ve had a good season, but we want to finish better, too.”“I congratulate the players for a good season, but we need to be better than today.”last_img read more

Clough insists Burton got their pride back

first_imgBurton Albion manager Brian Clough has credited his team for restoring their pride after limiting Manchester City to just a goal in their second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie.With City already securing a place in next month’s final after their 9-0 victory in the first leg two weeks ago, it was damage limitation for Burton as they looked to avoid the biggest losing margin in League Cup history.But an impressive display limited Pep Guardiola’s men to few chances, while Burton caused the Premier League champions problems in the other direction.“We were close two or three times but I’m very pleased with how we played,” Clough told Sky Sports.“We got our pride back. We did everything we could. Being at home, the pressure was off as the tie was over but we put in a good performance against top players.”“We were brave on the ball, played it when we could and we caused them problems.”Nottingham Forest v Leeds United - Sky Bet ChampionshipRemembering Brian Clough and his most memorable quotes Boro Tanchev – March 10, 2019 “Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.”  – a quote from one of the most controversial and self-confident managers in English football, Brian Clough.“I watched the last few Premier League games and we caused them as many problems as Wolves and Huddersfield did.”“The youngsters will learn so much from being on the same pitch as these magnificent players. Their attitude, everything.”“Hopefully we have made a few quid from the run but it’s more about the experience.”last_img read more

Eielson GPS signaljamming exercise may affect navigation devices cellphone apps

first_imgNavy F-18 Super Hornets brought in from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., for the annual Northern Edge 2019 training exercise parked Friday on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.(DVIDS photo) Graupmann is assigned to a test unit out of Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, and he’s helping conduct the signal-jamming exercise. He says it won’t affect most navigation systems for vehicles traveling on the ground, except for those passing through a stretch of the Richardson Highway while the jamming is under way. Sailors from an electronic-warfare unit based on Whidbey Island, Wash., arrive at Eielson AFB last week. The unit is one of many that will participate in Northern Edge 2019.(DVIDS photo) “We need to train to those environments in order to make sure the tactics, techniques and procedures that we develop and train to will allow us to be as effective as possible in any environment,” Trudell said. Eielson Air Force Base has begun a series of exercises that may cause intermittent problems for navigation systems and other electronic devices around the Interior over the next couple of weeks. Air Force Lt. Grant Graupmann says Eielson’s 354th Fighter Wing began the GPS signal-jamming over the weekend, and he says it’ll continue through May 24th during weekday evenings. “If they’re driving from Fairbanks to Delta Junction along that highway, that might be their best chance of seeing something,” Graupmann said. “But again, I expect it to still be minimal.” “In order to try and mitigate how it could be an inconvenience,” he said, “we made sure to limit it to only about an hour-and a half per day, sometime between 4 to 7 p.m.”center_img Air Force Lt. Kayshel Trudell says pilots depend on GPS-linked systems, but because adversaries routinely jam those systems during combat, the pilots must train to operate in that environment. Graupmann says civilian pilots are the most likely to experience loss of GPS service briefly during the jamming exercises, which will be conducted at a facility about 20 miles east of Eielson. A base news release says the signal-jamming could affect aircraft flying at 10,000 feet within 437 nautical miles of Eielson; and aircraft flying at 4,000 feet may have some problems if they’re within 371 nautical miles of Eielson. Graupmann says people who travel within range of the signal-jamming during the exercise may briefly lose functionality of cellphone applications like Google Maps. Trudell is a spokesperson for a larger series of exercises called Northern Edge 2019, which includes the GPS signal-jamming. Northern Edge is hosted by the Hawaii-based Pacific Air Forces and this year it’ll involve about 10,000 U.S. military personnel. The exercise is intended to prepare U.S. forces to respond quickly to trouble spots in and around the western Pacific and Indian oceans. “It shouldn’t be anything too serious,” Graupmann said. “It might be a little patchy where you’ll have it for a few minutes, then you’ll lose it, then you’ll get it again.” Northern Edge will be conducted in training areas around the state, including the Gulf of Alaska, that are part of the Joint Pacific-Alaska Range Complex. And because of that, area residents will notice more aircraft in the skies over Eielson and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage over the next couple of weeks.last_img read more

Tiger out of the woods with Augusta Masters win Last hurrah or

first_imgTiger Woods ended his major title drought with victory at Augusta MastersreutersWhen he won his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship on April 14, Tiger Woods regained his place at the top of the golfing world. This victory ends a drought of 11 years without a major title, a period which saw the 43-year old going through mental and physical travails which left him looking like a spent force. But with this win, there is talk of resurgence and return to his top form.Tiger Woods was synonymous with golf about a decade ago. Even those who didn’t follow the sport knew his name. But then, in 2009, things came apart in a spectacular way when he was revealed to have been involved in several promiscuous relationships outside his marriage. Suddenly, this icon of the sport, seen as a role model, became a target of scorn.This personal disaster led to a complete breakdown in his professional life as well. The man who, at that time, had 14 major titles under his belt and seemed favourite to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18, went into a downward spiral.But the vagaries of sport can never be predicted. On Sunday, April 14, Tiger was back on a familiar perch – that of a champion at Augusta Masters. It was here that he announced his arrival as a future great when he secured his first major title at the age of 21. 13 more titles followed until a drought began following 2008 US Open. Tiger Woods reacts to win the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf ClubreutersHis success brought the world’s attention back to golf. It is clear that even today, nobody commands as much stardom among golfers as Woods. US President Donald Trump, an avid golfer himself, tweeted praise for the star. “What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy,” was the tweet from the leader of the country. He was joined by his predecessor Barack Obama who also showered praise on the 43-year old for recovering his form.Now that he is back to his winning ways, talk of him breaking Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles has revived. Though he may not yet be back to his best – he scored a bogey on the last hole – but this victory can be a new start for the five-time Masters champion.As much as the emotional turmoil, the physical difficulties faced by Woods in the last decade were also of a high order. Serious surgeries on his back had caused considerable difficulties and even threatened to end his career. The fact that he could now compete and win at the highest level suggests that both on the emotional and physical front, Woods is back to his best. Can he follow this triumph with other great victories? Only time with tell.last_img read more

Local Law Enforcement HISD and HMAC Work Together On Project Safe Start

first_imgPhoto: HISD via Twitter / @HoustonISDHISD Police Chief Paul Cordova (center at podium) said during the launch of the 2018 edition of ‘Project Safe Start’ that the recent mass shooting at the Santa Fe High School is “weighing heavy on our hearts.”Once again, local law enforcement agencies, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and Houston Ministers Against Crime (HMAC) are working together on ‘Project Safe Start’ and this year the recent mass shooting at the Santa Fe High School is in the minds of the people involved in the initiative.Coinciding with the end of the school year and local students starting their summer vacation, ‘Project Safe Start’ entails increased law enforcement patrolling around schools and neighborhoods, especially near the so-called hot spots where trouble may arise because of, for instance, simmering feuds that some students might want to settle.The initiative, which has been going on for more than 20 years, covers mostly HISD’s middle and high schools.“You have some students who may be interested in settling scores or maybe interested in causing problems,” commented HPD Assistant Chief Sheryl Victorian during a press conference held on Tuesday to announce the launch of the 2018 edition of the initiative.References to Santa Fe“We could not come to this without the burden and the concerns of the Santa Fe situation,” noted Reverend F.N. Williams, II, from the Antioch Baptist Church church and a member of HMAC.Paul Cordova, Chief of HISD’s Police Department, also made a reference to the mass shooting and said that “it is weighing heavy on our hearts and we know how serious this is and we have our full attention on the matter.”Chief Cordova also commented his department is forming an Emergency Response Team that will be able to be deployed “rapidly,” although he didn’t provide details.The Police Department of Texas Southern University also takes part in ‘Project Safe Start’. Sharelast_img read more

Minecraft Update Tosses Controversial Creator Notch Down Memory Hole

first_imgStay on target Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Coming in 2020‘Minecraft Earth’ Is The Next ‘Pokemon Go’ Update: Just in case you thought Notch couldn’t get (deservedly) kicked to the curb even harder, Microsoft has confirmed to Variety that Persson will not be participating in an upcoming Minecraft 10th anniversary celebration because “his views do not represent Microsoft or Mojang.”How sad must it be to be Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft. The dude made one of the most successful and important video games of the past decade. Its influence can be felt not just in imitators like Dragon Quest Builders and Lego Worlds but also Fortnite, the new biggest game in the world. He made something beloved by children everywhere. After scoring billions of dollars selling the game to Microsoft, he can afford candy mansions not even Beyoncé and Jay-Z can buy.And yet for years Notch has just seemed absolutely miserable, to the point of harming others as well. He spends tons of time on Twitter spewing hateful right-wing rhetoric to his young impressionable audience of millions. He’s so bad the meme among concerned parents is to tell their kids Minecraft simply came from space.AdChoices广告son: this minecraft game is great daddad: it is indeed sonson: who made it?dad: no one. it came from space— ⣝⣵⡎⣵⢗⣿⣫⢗⡎⣵ (@zarawesome) December 6, 2018The gaming world would be better off if we all just forgot Notch existed. And now Minecraft itself is helping. The game’s latest update across multiple platforms removes many references to the controversial creator. It’s the perfect complement to Facebook banning white nationalism.While Persson is still listed in the credits, he did still make the game after all, any loading screen splash text mentioning him is gone. This includes messages like “Made By Notch!” or the date of Persson’s failed marriage. Hopefully this means less new players will see Notch’s name, look him up, and fall down a rabbit hole of awfulness.Lots of talented good people still work on Minecraft. So anything that let’s them succeed despite Notch’s ongoing toxic behavior sounds great to us. Who even is Notch anyway? For more on Minecraft here’s the latest update on the Minecraft movie, and check out our Minecraft gift guide.last_img read more

Protests in Ggn demanding justice for minor rape victim

first_imgPeople protested here on Thursday on the busy Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, demanding justice for a five-year-old girl, who was raped after being lured with the promise of a plate of chowmein.The girl, who is under treatment at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital, was kidnapped from a function in Chakarpur and raped on March 29.People also blocked traffic near Bristol Chowk, and said the girl’s condition deteriorated as proper care was not being given at the hospital. Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner TL Satyaprakash, who visited the spot, assured the angry people that the girl would be shifted to Medanta the Medicity hospital in the city. The protesters demanded the suspension of Gurgaon’s chief medical officer, who referred the girl to Delhi. They also demanded the removal of inquiry officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Dharna Yadav, who allegedly misled the girl’s family saying that the arrested accused was a mentally disturbed person.last_img read more

Murder of TMC worker Prime accused arrested

first_imgKolkata: The prime accused in connection with the murder of a Trinamool Congress worker in Cooch Behar was arrested on Saturday night from an area near the Indo-Bhutan border.Police said the arrested person, Avijit Barman, was behind the murder of Trinamool Congress worker Majid Ansari. It may be recalled that Majid was shot dead from a point black range on July 13. The police had earlier arrested five persons in this connection, but Avijit was at large. He was moving from one place to another. Finally, he had taken shelter in a hideout at the bordering Kumarganj area. He had chosen the bordering area to stay so that he could easily flee if police conducted raid to arrest him. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeActing on a tip off, a team comprising senior police officers went to Kumarganj and conducted a raid at the hideout. They found Avijit present there and arrested him. It may be recalled that Majid was attacked when he was returning from college. He was stopped at Chowpathy area by some people and shot at from a point blank range. Two bullets were fired at him. The first bullet had missed the target. But the second bullet hit him in the stomach. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedLocal people went to the spot hearing the sound of firing and found Majid lying in a pool of blood. Police went to the spot and took Majid to a hospital. He was finally admitted to a nursing home at Siliguri. He succumbed to his injuries after two weeks from the incident. Trinamool Congress leaders had demanded the arrest of the people involved in the incident and also organised a rally protesting against the murder of Majid. Police had initiated a case in this connection under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including murder (302 IPC) and criminal conspiracy (120B IPC). Police initiated a probe and names of six persons including that of Avijit had cropped up, who was at large since the incident. They had arrested five persons and continued their investigation in search of Avijit.last_img read more

Indias first Print Biennale opens at the Lalit Kala Akademi

first_imgIn keeping with its role as the country’s National Academy of Art, the Lalit Kala Akademi is hosting the first ever ‘International Print Biennale’ in the country with a record number of 17 countries participating in it. The exhibition which opened on March 25 at the Rabindra Bhavan Galleries, had eminent artist and printmaker, Shakti Barman as the Chief Guest along with the Biennale commissioner, Anupam Sud and its steering committee members: Ananda Moy Banerji, Dattatraya Apte, R.S. Sham Sunder, Paila Sen Gupta and Vijay Bagodi. The ceremony also witnessed the launch of ‘Samkaleen Kala’, a Lalit Kala Akademi journal. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”It was around the 1980s that I first happened to get introduced to the lithography medium of printmaking. All of a sudden, lithography had become very popular. But with time, its trend, as well as practising spaces and studios got demolished and now, we have very few of them. I believe, that this grand endeavour by the Akademi will help it gain back its popularity,” said Barman at the inauguration. Culture Minister of India, Dr Mahesh Sharma couldn’t attend the inauguration function due to personal reasons, but he sent his best regards through a message, which said, “Printmaking is a means of fine expression. I appreciate the outstanding effort of the Akademi to contribute towards and make us aware of the contemporary trends in art.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCS Krishna Setty, Administrator LKA, in his welcoming address on the Biennale stated, “The aim behind conducting such an event is to endeavour a quest for discovering new artistic trends in printmaking nationally, as well as globally, and to explore new ideas in the field. The Lalit Kala Akademi is creating history once again today; in its 64 years of history, the Akademi is organizing this first ever Print Biennale of India, for the first time.”With countries like USA, UK, Sri Lanka, Italy, Mexico, China, Israel, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Argentina, Greece, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Mauritius participating in this exhibition, the Biennale has elicited global interest.last_img read more

8 FarOut Jetsons Contraptions That Actually Exist Today

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free The Jetsons, that candy-colored cartoon about a family living in the future, was actually a bit of a time traveler.It premiered in 1962 on ABC and was the network’s first show to ever be broadcast in color. But this new-age way of viewing a television show didn’t help The Jetsons, as it only lasted 24 episodes before being cancelled thanks to poor ratings. The production company Hanna-Barbera (the minds behind The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo) gave it another shot and revived it in the ’80s with new episodes that ran in syndication from 1985 to 1987. The cartoon wasn’t around for all that long compared to some of its contemporaries, but its impact is an enduring one. True, there are some aspects of it that are a bit dated — you don’t see a lot of parents naming their sons Elroy nowadays — but it was remarkably prescient about where technology was headed.From interactive newspapers to video chatting, here are some of the inventions from The Jetsons that are a part of our world today.1. Flying cars.Image credit: Jetsons / AeromobilGeorge Jetson’s flying car converted into a portable briefcase, which is arguably pretty cool. While the car improvements haven’t trended in that direction just yet, the team at Slovakian startup AeroMobil is hard at work on a car that can turn into an airplane and vice versa. At this year’s SXSW, co-founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik said that their invention could arrive in 2017.Read more: At SXSW: The Flying Car Could Come as Early as 20172. Jetpacks. Image credit: Jetsons / AquaxflyerThere were jetpacks a plenty in the Jetsons universe, to get people everywhere from school to the dry cleaners. And while they aren’t available for general consumption just yet, startups like AquaFlyer, Martin JetPack and Jet Pack International are working towards that dream of commuting via jetpack a reality.Read more: The Man Making Jet Packs Possible3. Robotic help. Image credit: Jetsons / A.L.O. the BotlrThe Jetsons irascible housekeeper Rosie would feel right at home with the robotic butlers and concierge’s employed at the Henn-na Hotel in Japan and Aloft Hotel in California.Read more: This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay…Interesting4. Holograms. Image credit: Jetsons / PulseWhile in recent years, hologram versions of entertainers like Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur have appeared at the Billboard Music Awards and Coachella, the “performances” yielded a fair few legal implications – so not quite the blithe holographic tree that the Jetsons family used to ring in the holiday season but fascinating nonetheless.Read more: Smoke and Mirrors: Why We Aren’t Seeing More Digital Zombies Like Michael JacksonRelated: 7 Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs From ‘Parks and Recreation’5. 3-D printed food.Image credit: Jetsons / ChefJetThe Jetsons family had a home food replicator that could churn out anything from asparagus to stroganoff. Now companies like Foodini and CojoJet are making it possible to create delicious 3-D printed entrees and desserts.Read more: From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet 6. Drones. Image credit: Jetsons / Stephen WarrenerIn that classic intro, the Jetsons kids get delivered to school via flying pods. Though they aren’t dropping off people in their preferred locations yet, drones are being implemented to deliver packages, and taking aerial footage for industries as varied as movie making and real estate.Read more: Star Wars + Drones = Dreams Come True 7. Smart shoes. Image credit: Jetsons / Lesia TrubatAt one point during the ’80s run of episodes, George Jetson is saddled with a pair of shoes that have a mind of their own. Spanish designer Lesia Trubat González came up with the idea for E-Traces, ballet shoes outfitted with sensors that record dancers movements onto an app to then help them improve and teach others.Read more: These ‘Smart’ Ballet Shoes Digitally Paint Dancers’ Fancy Footwork 8. Smartwatches. Image credit: Jetsons / AppleWhat was a simple accessory for quick and easy calling and video chatting in the Jetsons universe has made some waves lately with all manner of tech companies trying to get in on the smartwatch market. Apple launched the Apple Watch amid much fanfare in April and Pebble’s latest product made for the most funded Kickstarter campaign ever, taking in more than $20 million from the company’s loyal customers.Read more: The One Reason You Should Want to Buy a SmartwatchRelated: 7 Business Lessons From Ross, Rachel and the Rest of the ‘Friends’ Crew April 17, 2015center_img 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Twitter is testing secret encrypted direct messaging

first_imgWith the proliferation of secure messaging apps out there, Twitter is set to join in on the action.The company is seemingly testing end-to-end encrypted direct messaging in the Android version of its app, as spotted by computer science student Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter.The feature, dubbed “Secret conversation,” will apparently be available in the conversation info section of the app, when direct messaging. Users can also view encryption keys of themselves and a recipient.End-to-end encryption ensures that messages can only be read between the sender and the recipient, and not by the company whose platform you’re using, or any authority who may try and intercept the message.As noted by TechCrunch, the feature comes more than a year after Edward Snowden asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for secret, encrypted messaging on the platform, something Dorsey said they’d “think about.”Twitter’s long been a place where journalists have had a strong presence, so the new feature could help whistleblowers stay on the platform and not need to take discussions to more secure, encrypted messaging apps like Signal and Wickr.In response to a report on the new feature, Dorsey replied with a whisper emoji. A Twitter spokesperson however, declined to comment when contacted by Mashable. Twitter is testing end-to-end encrypted direct messaging.Image: mashable/lili samsBy Johnny Lieu2018-05-08 03:24:22 UTClast_img read more

Jacó Happenings

first_imgLos Sueños was thrilled to host 17 injured U.S. military veterans from April 7-11 for a Heroes Vacation. The soldiers were brought to Los Sueños through the Freedom Alliance Foundationwww.freedomalliance.org, at the suggestion of Captain Tony Carrizosa. These deserving soldiers were able to enjoy a wonderful time here in paradise thanks to the generosity of homeowners who donated their condominiums and boats, tour operators and management companies that gave away trips and services, and Bill Royster, who handled logistics and provided all meals, a welcome and an awards dinner. The highlight of their trip was surely the two-day “Jungle Rules” billfishing tournament, which resulted in 67 sailfish releases. Our sincere gratitude goes out to the many people who made this event possible and most of all, to these real American heroes.  Mark your calendars for the upcoming cinco de Mayo weekend, which is always a good time in Jacó Beach! Friday, May 3 features the Gran Tope de Caballitos de Palo at 4 p.m., leaving from in front of the Red Cross for the Central Park. This event is organized by the Cen De Jacó, with inscriptions costing $4. On Saturday, May 4, Teatro Jacó will be featuring the comedy “Los Reyes de La Comedia” at 8 p.m., with entrance costing $10. For tickets, call 2630-9812. Later in the evening, The Surf Party sponsored by Arenas Skate & Surf and Yorleny Boutique will be held at Morada Haze, featuring Crypy626, Toledo, & Banton. Tickets available for $10 at 2643-7743.  Morada Haze is located on the second floor above Subway in the Center of Jacó Beach.Later in the month: On Sunday, May 19, the renowned jazz musician Josh Quinlan will perform at The Terrace Lounge in the Los Sueños Marina Village. It will be an unforgettable night of music, delicious food and great company. More details will be announced soon.–Christina Truittchristina_truitt@yahoo.com Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

3 female suicide bombers die in failed attacks in Nigeria

first_img Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories The expert said most bombs strapped to girls and women are triggered by remote devices, which they have no control over.Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of girls and women in a nearly 6-year-old uprising aimed at enforcing the group’s strict version of Shariah law across Nigeria, whose population of 170 million is divided almost equally between Christians and Muslims.Police commissioner John Opadokun confirmed Wednesday that the three women bombers died near Auno village, 15 kilometers (nine miles) from Maiduguri. He said they intended to attack the city.The bomb expert said three other women died last week when their explosive vests detonated as they were approached by soldiers while boarding a bus near the Maimalari Barracks, on the outskirts of Maiduguri. Several soldiers were injured, he said.Eight soldiers were killed on June 4 when a suicide car bomb hit a checkpoint outside the same barracks. Other suicide bombs have exploded outside a mosque and in markets in Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria and the birthplace of Boko Haram.The surge in attacks began after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military command center for the war on Boko Haram to be moved from Abuja, the capital in central Nigeria, to Maiduguri, at the heart of the insurgency. Buhari was meeting Thursday in Abuja with leaders of neighboring countries about strengthening a multinational regional force fighting Boko Haram.—Associated Press writer Michelle Faul contributed to this report from Lagos, Nigeria.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Quick workouts for men Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Three women wearing explosive vests blew up near Maiduguri in an apparent failed suicide bombing attack on Nigeria’s beleaguered northeastern city, police said Wednesday.Dozens of people have been killed in suicide bombings in Maiduguri last week, all blamed on the extremist Boko Haram group.A police bomb expert investigating Tuesday’s blasts said the women’s bodies were cut in half by the explosions, which took place on the highway leading to the city. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not supposed to give information to reporters. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more