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With RGIIIs Benching Its Clear Black QBs Do Not

Robert Griffin III headed to Redskins’ bench.Black quarterbacks do not survive in Chocolate City.One by one, they fade away, like mist, and always under circumstances that make you go, “Hmmm.”Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins to the 1988 Super Bowl championship, the first Black quarterback to achieve the milestone. He also won the MVP, throwing four touchdown passes in the blow out over Denver.He was a hero, a champion and history-maker. And guess what: four games into the next season, he was benched in favor of Mark Rypien and never played in D.C. again.This is worth noting today because of the news that Robert Griffin III has been sidelined by Redskins coach Jay Gruden, who has yet to impress in any way.Williams works in the Redskins’ front office and would not touch the Griffin situation. But he did tell Atlanta Black Star that playing quarterback in the NFL in general and Washington, D.C. in particular is a far more daunting proposition than most can fathom.“Yeah, it’s tough to play quarterback here,” Williams told ABS. “The fans are demanding. Expectations are high. But quarterbacks are under great scrutiny everywhere you go. It’s the key position.“But people have no idea how difficult it is to play quarterback in the NFL. And it’s more difficult to play today. There are more specialized players. The athletes are better than when I played it. The schemes have changed dramatically.”And RGIII?“Sitting in my position, within the organization, it’s not my place to talk about Robert. I just can’t.”So, I will. Griffin has been far from the QB that showed remarkable poise and accuracy in his rookie year. He also was devastating running the ball. But injuries broke him down and a ridiculously sorry offensive line has doomed him.It has been too easy for critics to point to Griffin’s ills while ignoring that he man seldom has time to read coverages and check off to another option. And coaches seldom move to the pocket to give him run options, stem the rush and create passing lanes.Still, he is a flawed quarterback who needs to improve his footwork and other aspects, with immense talent. Should he be benched? Not for Colt McCoy, who was a first-round draft pick that no one realized was still in the league until Kirk Cousins—the other quarterback who was supposed to be better than Griffin—stunk up the joint a few weeks ago while Griffin recovered from an ankle injury.And herein lies the curiosity about Black quarterbacks’ lack of staying power in Washington.When Williams was benched, all of Black D.C. was incense and confused. Several months earlier he was on a float in a parade celebrating Super Bowl XXII’s title. And then he was unceremoniously gone. Poof. No loyalty to the QB that led the team to the summit.Years later, along came Jason Campbell in 2005. The Redskins selected him in the first round out of Auburn, the 25th pick. He was 6-foot-5 with all the tools that would make him a star.He had the longest stay with the Redskins. Campbell did not play as a rookie, but he started from 2006-2009.He was saddled with Jim Zorn as coach. Zorn went in to interview for the offensive coordinator position and came out as head coach. Seriously. He was miserable at the job. Despite Zorn, Campbell   threw for 6,863 yards with 33 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in his final two seasons—and then he was gone.Enter Donovan McNabb, the veteran who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl and multiple NFC Championship games. Black fans, overall, were disappointed to see Campbell go, but it was cushioned by the arrival of McNabb in 2010.McNabb was ordinary in his one year in D.C., but he was insulted in a way few quarterbacks have been: He was benched at the end of a tight game in favor of Rex Grossman. Coach Mike Shanahan made it worse by offering that McNabb was not “in shape” to run the two-minute drill. It was pure baloney and everyone knew it.As fate would have it, Grossman was sacked and fumbled on his first play, and the Redskins lost. McNabb lasted one season.The one common in all this: owner Dan Snyder. He is a paradox. Snyder has been willing to acquire Black quarterbacks, but they do not get extended opportunities to flourish.Is that Snyder’s fault? Probably not. But for certain if he wanted Griffin to start this Sunday against Indianapolis Colts, if he wanted McNabb to stay for another season, if he wanted Campbell to fulfill his potential with the Redskins. . . it would have happened.Instead, the best quarterback on the team’s roster gets to hold a clipboard this weekend and watch an inferior player man his position. It will kill him inside.Chocolate City. . . the place where Black quarterbacks go to die. read more


British Army targets snowflakes binge gamers and me me me millennials in

The new ‘Kitchener style’ Army recruitment posters are targeting a new generation of soldiers “It shows that time spent in the Army equips people with skills for life and provides comradeship, adventure and opportunity like no other job does.”“Now all jobs in the Army are open to men and women.  The best just got better.”The campaign has kept the slogan ‘Be The Best’. There had been speculation early in 2018, when the last series of recruiting adverts were launched, that the line was to be removed from future army recruitment campaigns. Reportedly the Defence Secretary had stepped in to demand the slogan be retained.   How the new Army recruitmement posters may look In one of the posters a ‘class clown’ is praised for his spirit. Another highlights the compassion shown by so-called ‘snowflakes’. Gaming and selfie addicts are said to have admirable levels of drive and confidence and a woman described as a ‘me me me millennial’ is celebrated for her self-belief.According to new figures from The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), the video games sector now accounts for more than half of the entertainment market. The ERA said the gaming market’s value, at £3.864 billion, is more than double what it was worth in 2007. The Ministry of Defence says that 72 per cent of young people describe themselves as ambitious yet feel undervalued and want a job with real purpose.The campaign also features Kitchener-style illustrations of soldiers with stereotype labels which will be featured on billboards and outdoor advertising around the UK.  A new Army recruitment campaign seeks to target gamers and millennials stuck in ‘boring jobs’. In the new series of adverts the Army hopes to show how current 16 to 25-year-olds may already have many of the attributes needed in the modern military, but either dismiss them as irrelevant or see them as embarrassing.The new recruitment advertising campaign, titled ‘Your Army Needs You’, launches on January 3 with a series of adverts on TV and the internet as well as billboard posters.The three adverts tell the stories of individuals whose perceived weaknesses are seen as strengths by the Army.Potential recruits are shown at home or work, with others calling out their stereotypes, before the scene changes to depict them in the Army performing roles where their potential is recognised.The Army hopes to show it can see potential beyond the stereotypes of millennials and Generation Z – those born from the 1980s to the mid-2000s. In another, a supermarket trolley stacker is seen being ridiculed by her colleagues for being slow, before she is then shown in a combat situation where patience and attention to detail are critical.The Army is struggling to meet its manning requirement. According to the most recent government statistics the Army numbered 79,640 soldiers, out of a requirement for 83,500. Army strength had declined by 3.1 per cent in the year to October 1, 2018. There were 12,130 soldiers recruited in the same period, a decline of 130 from the previous year, and 14,760 people left the army. Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, said: “People are fundamental to the Army.  The ‘Your Army Needs You’ campaign is a powerful call to action that appeals to those seeking to make a difference as part of an innovative and inclusive team.   Artists impression of how the Kitchener-style posters will look in public spaces. The video game Fortnite is considered the most popular computer game ever made and is currently thought to have over 200 million users. The Army is hoping to tap into this market of gamers. Major General Paul Nanson, the head of Army Recruiting said: “The Army sees people differently and we are proud to look beyond the stereotypes and spot the potential in young people, from compassion to self-belief.“We understand the drive they have to succeed and recognise their need for a bigger sense of purpose in a job where they can do something meaningful.”In one advert a young person is seen avidly playing computer games, to the derision of his family, before his interest in technology is shown to be a skill sought after by the military. Artists impression of how the Kitchener-style posters will look in public spaces.Credit:KevinLakePhotography  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. read more


Michaella McCollum Connolly could plead guilty

first_imgMORE THAN £2,600 has been raised by a fund set up by Michaella McCollum Connolly’s sister.Stephanie Connolly is aiming to raise £10,000 via Youcaring.com for her sister, who is in a Peruvian jail after being found with 11kg cocaine inside food packets in her luggage.Earlier this month the goal was to raise £20,000 and the effort had received just £700 in pledges.It was reported yesterday that Melissa Reid, McCollum Connolly’s co-accused, was to plead guilty in order to get a shorter sentence.The Belfast Telegraph says that if the women plead guilty, they could strike a deal that would see their sentence cut from 25 years to six years and eight months.The Irish Independent reports today that McCollum Connolly is considering following her lead and also pleading guilty.The young women will give a statement on September 24 and are said to be in a new prison.Read: Web effort to help Irish woman arrested in Peru raises just over £700>Read: Michaella co-accused to plead guilty – reports>last_img read more


This device reads out printed text to the blind in realtime

first_imgSCIENTISTS AT THE Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesised voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living, especially away from home or office.Reading is as easy as pointing the finger at text. Special software tracks the finger movement, identifies words and processes the information. The device has vibration motors that alert readers when they stray from the script, said Roy Shilkrot, who is developing the device at the MIT Media Lab.For Jerry Berrier, 62, who was born blind, the promise of the FingerReader is its portability and offer of real-time functionality at school, a doctor’s office and restaurants.“When I go to the doctor’s office, there may be forms that I wanna read before I sign them,” Berrier said.He said there are other optical character recognition devices on the market for those with vision impairments, but none that he knows of that will read in real-time. Source: AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaBerrier manages training and evaluation for a federal program that distributes technology to low-income people in Massachusetts and Rhode Island who have lost their sight and hearing. He works from the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.“Everywhere we go, for folks who are sighted, there are things that inform us about the products that we are about to interact with. I wanna be able to interact with those same products, regardless of how I have to do it,” Berrier said.Pattie Maes, an MIT professor who founded and leads the Fluid Interfaces research group developing the prototype, says the FingerReader is like “reading with the tip of your finger and it’s a lot more flexible, a lot more immediate than any solution that they have right now.”Developing the gizmo has taken three years of software coding, experimenting with various designs and working on feedback from a test group of visually impaired people. Much work remains before it is ready for the market, Shilkrot said, including making it work on cellphones.Shilkrot said developers believe they will be able to affordably market the FingerReader but he could not yet estimate a price. The potential market includes some of the 11.2 million people in the United States with vision impairment, according to US Census Bureau estimates.Current technology used in homes and offices offers cumbersome scanners that must process the desired script before it can be read aloud by character-recognition software installed on a computer or smartphone, Shilkrot said.The FingerReader would not replace Braille – the system of raised dots that form words, interpreted by touch. Instead, Shilkrot said, the new device would enable users to access a vast number of books and other materials that are not currently available in Braille.Developers had to overcome unusual challenges to help people with visual impairments move their reading fingers along a straight line of printed text that they could not see. Users also had to be alerted at the beginning and end of the reading material.Their solutions? Audio cues in the software that processes information from the FingerReader and vibration motors in the ring. Source: AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaThe FingerReader can read papers, books, magazines, newspapers, computer screens and other devices, but it has problems with text on a touch screen, said Shilkrot.That’s because touching the screen with the tip of the finger would move text around, producing unintended results. Disabling the touch-screen function eliminates the problem, he said.Berrier said affordable pricing could make the FingerReader a key tool to help people with vision impairment integrate into the modern information economy.“Any tool that we can get that gives us better access to printed material helps us to live fuller, richer, more productive lives, Berrier said.Read: NASA’s space robots are getting Google smartphones >Read: Weak smartphone demand haunts Samsung as profits continue to fall >last_img read more


Celtic Tigers Metro North likely to be fasttracked

first_img Plans for Metro North. Image: Gravidade Consulting Engineers https://jrnl.ie/3215500 Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 7:36 PM Short URL THE METRO RAIL link from Dublin Airport to the city centre has been on the long finger for years – but it could be here sooner than expected.Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe today announced the government is to review its capital spending programme – stating that it has €2.6 billion to play (€2.2 billion is being spent on Minister Simon Coveney’s housing action plan).One of the projects tipped to be top of the list is the Metro North – one of the most well-known projects from the Celtic Tiger era.It is envisaged the Metro line would carry 30 million passengers a year.Construction was due to start in 2021 and be finished by 2026, but this could now be brought forward. Source: Gravidade Consulting Engineers/YouTubeSpeaking at a press conference today, Donohoe said ministers and their departments will be making submissions to him about what projects they want to see progressed.While he said there is a lot of speculation about what projects might get the green light, the Metro project is a “leading example” of what the money could be spent on. Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter 104 Comments Jan 31st 2017, 7:36 PM Celtic Tiger’s Metro North likely to be fast-tracked Dublin Port and Dublin Airport are also tipped to benefit from increased capital expenditure. Plans for Metro North.center_img Share5 Tweet Email3 By Christina Finn Noonan expects to see investment in Dublin Port to allow for larger ships. Further investment in Dublin Airport too pic.twitter.com/YgTdj0rHvs— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) January 31, 2017 35,457 Views The minister said one of the underlying themes of the capital spend programme to be considered is how Ireland will prepare for Brexit, while another is the needs of a growing population.He said a high-speed link to the city centre and the airport fits into that theme and would “deepen access” to Dublin Airport.Metro North aims to carry passengers from Dublin’s O’Connell Street to the airport in 19 minutes.He pointed out that Dublin Airport is sixth busiest airport in Europe, but it is also one of the few large airports in Europe that does not have a direct rail link to the city.“[Metro] is definitely the kind of project Minister [Shane] Ross will be making to me,” said Donohoe.The minister said the second parallel runway at the airport, which is currently going through the planning process, will be an “unbelievable” opportunity to this airport.But it’s not just the Metro and the airport that will benefit from the funds.Finance Minister Michael Noonan said capacity expansion of Ireland’s ports is needed. Donohoe said access to Dublin Port needs to be improved so as to ensure a “competitive advantage” in the light of Brexit.“Access is going to be crucial,” he said.Noonan agreed that Dublin Port needs to be expanded, stating that some of the “largest vessels in the world” must be able to dock there.Speaking about trade implications of Brexit, Noonan said he did not foresee ships being used more for trade purposes.He said trucks bringing goods from Europe to Ireland will still travel through the UK. The minister outlined that when trucks arrive at Dover or Calais ports they will simply have to use the special channel for Irish trucks.He said this issue does not appear to be an issue in the negotiations.“They’ll start in the EU and end in the EU,” he said.Read: Guinness-maker Diageo is building a Dublin distillery to create a “luxury whiskey”>Timeline: Angela Kerins, charity salaries, and the saga of the baying PAC> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Gravidade Consulting Engineers As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox:last_img read more


Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with

first_img THE GOVERNMENT HAS said it has reached an agreement with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a revised GP contract which will see – among other measures – free GP care for children aged 12 and under.Also included in the contract is a structured chronic disease management programme, ehealth measures, pharmacist-led medication reviews and reforms to maternity and paternity leave.In return for GPs’ cooperation with the reforms, the government will increase its investment in general practice by 40% – or €210 million – over the next four years.Health Minister Simon Harris said today the agreement is a “landmark for the health service”. Under the agreement, GPs will offer venesection for patients with haemochromatosis, meaning that 8,000 people will no longer have to attend hospitals for therapeutic phlebotomy.The provision of free GP care for under 12s will be phased in over the next few years, beginning from next year. Previously, children under the age of six could access free GP care.GPs will also formally cooperate with HSE multidisciplinary networks of health professionals delivering care in the community, with a special focus on those with complex needs.The chronic disease management programme will cover patients with conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD and cardiovascular disease, and try to address issues for patients at an early stage. There are currently 1.56 million people in the country with a medical card, and over 500.000 with a GP visit card, meaning 42% of the population has access to GP care currently, the government said.Total payments to GPs in 2017 under these schemes amounted to €525 million and this increased funding will help to implement reforms recommended in the landmark Sláintecare plan, according to Harris.The health minister said: “I appreciate that GPs have been under pressure in recent years to maintain services in the face of increasing demand and stretched resources. By Sean Murray Simon Harris welcomed the news 20,857 Views https://jrnl.ie/4580119 Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Share667 Tweet Email Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 2:59 PM Simon Harris welcomed the news Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie 47 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 6th 2019, 2:59 PM The funding stream that will flow in return for the changes we are announcing today will put general practice on a much more sustainable footing and help to make it an attractive and exciting career choice for doctors. Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.last_img read more


Hand in pocket sees Alphington Grammar 300000 richer

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Alphington Grammar, run by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne, Victoria (GOCMV), has received a gift of $300,000 from the Andrianakos Family for the construction of the school’s multi-purpose hall. Mr Andrianakos relayed his story to Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE), “I met the President of the GOCMV, Bill Papastergiadis, a year ago when he had approached me and asked me for my help. I believe that this is a worthy cause and after all, we should all help to facilitate the preservation of the Greek language and culture.” Mr Andrianakos has been a considerable philanthropist in the community who has never sought publicity, but this time he hopes that others will also follow his lead. Mike Smith the principal of Alphington Grammar was keen to point out that Nick Andrianakos’ gift is “the largest individual donation that the school has received.” As he highlighted for NKEE, “It’s a marvellous vote of confidence in the school, especially as Nick has three of his grandchildren enrolled in the school.” “It will be immensely helpful to the school in funding its multi-purpose hall and ensuring that the hall meets all the school’s needs,” added Mr Smith. Mr Smith expresses his “deepest gratitude to the Andrianakos family” for the “magnificent contribution to the future of Alphington Grammar School.” Bill Papastergiadis, the President of the GOCMV, who acted as the go between for the gift said to NKEE, “I had lunch with Nick Andrianakos along with his two grandchildren last year in Greece, and I asked of the children which school they attended in Melbourne and they said Alphington Grammar and that they ‘love the school’ which reinforced the need for me to seek support for Alphington Grammar.” As a result of that discussion Mr Papastergiadis approached Mr Andrianakos and suggested that he consider becoming a major benefactor in the construction of the multipurpose hall. As Mr Papastergiadis underscores, “There is a long tradition in the Jewish Community of patrons assisting the construction of numerous major projects throughout Melbourne and the Greek community needs to follow similar approaches, we are generous and need to build that generosity.” “Hopefully, Mr Andrianakos’ gift will encourage other Greek organisations and business leaders contribute towards projects not just for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria but other Greek artistic, cultural, educational and community projects” emphasised Mr Papastergiadis. Architects have been retained to redesign the multipurpose hall and to prepare the plans for a planning permit. This process is being managed by Jim Dolkas a well-qualified property professional assisting the Greek Community and Alphington Grammar free of charge.last_img read more


Bâtiments certifiés économes en énergie certains consommeraient plus que la moyenne

first_imgBâtiments certifiés économes en énergie : certains consommeraient plus que la moyenneFrance – D’après un article paru dans le quotidien Les Echos, certains logements et bureaux dits écologiques consommeraient plus que ce que prévoyaient les estimations, voire plus que les bâtiments non certifiés économes en énergie.Certifications “NF Ouvrages – Démarche HQE®” ou “Bâtiment de basse consommation” (BBC), labels Breeam ou Leed (Leadership in energy and environmental design)… Tout est mis en œuvre pour diminuer les dépenses énergétiques du bâtiment et ce, même si le coût de construction des bâtiments économes est 5 à 10% plus élevé que la moyenne.Les factures énergétiques diminuées par les installations non énergétivores compensent à long terme l’investissement fait lors de la construction du bâtiment. Enfin, normalement.  D’après une étude menée par le groupe immobilier Icade et le CSTB (Centre scientifique et technique du bâtiment), deux groupes de bâtiments d’Icade, situés à Aubervilliers en Seine-Saint-Denis, consomment bien plus que ce qui était prévu. Le “270” tout d’abord, dont la consommation est de 170 kWh/m², soit 50 kWh/m² de plus que ce qui était prévu, ainsi que “Le Millénaire” avec 247 kWh/m², soit 30 kWh/m² de plus que les prévisions.À lire aussiLa dionée attrape-mouche, une plante carnivore à découvrir en vidéoPour le 270, cette consommation excessive est due à une mauvaise conception : le bâtiment est fait pour fonctionner uniquement la journée, les économies d’énergie devant être faites en partie grâce à une mise en veille du chauffage et de la climatisation la nuit. Mais puisque les bureaux accueillent également du personnel la nuit, il en résulte une surconsommation d’énergie par la mise en marche automatique du chauffage ou de la climatisation, ainsi que de l’éclairage. En principe, les bâtiments économes en énergie consomment 18 à 39% de moins que les bâtiments non certifiés. Pourtant, à cause de ce type de mauvaise adaptation ou bien souvent, à cause de technologies installées à outrance (par exemple les nombreux capteurs disposés un peu partout dans les habitations), le chauffage, l’éclairage et la clim se mettent en route alors que ce n’est pas nécessaire, d’où des pertes d’énergie que l’occupant ne peut même pas éviter. Le 23 mars 2010 à 17:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


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JAMAICA Work of Parenting Support Commission key in addressing crime says Senator

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 4, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government, through the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), is committed to providing parents with the necessary training and support to raise their children, as a first line of defence against crime.“It is no longer the Ministry of National Security (only) that is really going to arrest the crime problem in Jamaica.   It is the (Education) Ministry, through the NPSC, because we have to change behaviour so that we have positive behaviour,” he said.Senator Reid, who was speaking at the media launch of National Parent Month 2017 on Wednesday (November 1) at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston, said that responsible and effective parenting can help in avoiding future delinquency.“We have a situation where homes are broken and a lot of children fall between the cracks.   There is a good chance that these (children) will grow up to be criminals and repeat offenders,” he argued.The NPSC has collaborated with public- and private-sector entities on various programmes to engage and train parents in effective parenting techniques.   Among them are the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education’s Parenting Education Project; the National Integrity Action’s ‘Take the Time’ marketing campaign; and the Ministry of Education’s Safe Schools project.“National Parenting Month enables us to give more targeted focus on the various ways in which we can help each other to create a better society,” the Minister said.Annually observed in November, the month seeks to recognise and celebrate the important role of parents/guardians in society.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NPSC, Kaysia Kerr, said the month of activities, under the theme ‘Be the Influence’, is a call to action for parents to strive to give the best care and guidance possible to their children.“We believe that, this year, our efforts bring with it a different energy.  Whereas we see the month of November as a time to celebrate parents, we must respond in a very deliberate and targeted way to the urgencies in society that are all too clear.  The NPSC must bring into focus matters related to parenting that need urgent attention and sustained efforts to improve,” she said.The month of activities will include a church service on November 5 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay; Parent Villages at Hope Gardens in Kingston on November 11, and November 25 in Jarrett Park, Montego Bay; and parent mentor’s community fora dubbed ‘From Street Talk to Real Talk’ in Breastworks, Portland, on November 14, and at Hermitage in St. Andrew on November 30.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more


Local sailor savagely beaten by six men in PB tells his story

first_imgLocal sailor savagely beaten by six men in PB tells his story April 3, 2019 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 SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) –  A local sailor is savagely beaten by six men after defending the honor of his wife in Pacific Beach.In an exclusive interview with KUSI, the young sailor and his wife share their story with KUSI’s John Soderman. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 3, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:35 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Abundant Lifes Drama Club Presents Treasure Island On May 17 May 18

first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAbundant Life’s Middle School Drama Club Presents “The Night Connor Turned To Stone” On May 23 & 24In “Education”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, May 24, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, May 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — The Abundant Life Christian School’s Drama Club presents “Treasure Island” this  Thursday, May 17 at 7pm and Friday, May 18 at 7pm at the school (173 Church Street).Tickets cost just $6. Tickets can be (1) purchased at the door,  (2) purchased in the school lobby on Monday, May 14 at 2:15pm and Wednesday, May 16 at 11:45am; or (3) reserved by emailing cdigiovanni@alcsnet.org.last_img read more


Shriners Announce Festival of Trees On November 1618 At Shriners Auditorium

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – The Aleppo Shriners will be holding its annual Festival of Trees on Friday, November 16 (5pm to 8pm); Saturday, November 17 (10am to 5pm); and Sunday, November 18 (10am to 4pm) at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road).This event features a large number of beautiful trees with lots of presents to raffle.  The event also features Photos with Santa, Holiday Music, Delicious Treats, DIY Holiday Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, and Aleppo Clowns, plus the HONS Craft Fair.Admission costs just $1. (Children 3 and under are free.)  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Aleppo Shriners General Fund.  For more information, contact David Veo at 617-777-3303 or Laura Veo at 617-908-8513, or email AleppoTreeFeztival2018@gmail.com.And don’t forget to visit We’re One Wilmington’s 8th Annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at Villanova Hall.  Learn more about that event HERE.(NOTE: The above information is from the Aleppo Shriners.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: Feztival of Trees Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 22-24In “Community”VIDEO: Santa Claus Explains What To Expect At The Shriners Festival Of Trees On November 16-18In “Videos”Shriners Announce Festival of Trees On November 17-19 At Shriners AuditoriumIn “Community”last_img read more


Samsungs new 5nm chip tech means faster phones better battery life

first_img Mobile Tech Industry Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy Fold is a foldable phone with a bendable screen Share your voice Samsung builds 7nm and 5nm processors at its EUV production line in Hwaseong, Korea. Samsung Electronics Processor progress is harder to come by these days, but Samsung says it’ll build chips next year that will give you a bit more battery life or a little more speed.Through improvements charted by Moore’s Law, chip electronic components called transistors get steadily smaller. On Monday, Samsung said it’s taken the next step along the Moore’s Law path, shrinking a transistor measurement to 5 billionths of a meter — 5nm — from 7nm. To get some idea of just how teensy that is, about 2,000 would fit end to end across the width of a human hair.The new petite size means the Korean company will be able to add more electronic abilities to its chips. It also means the chips will get either a 10% speed boost or a 20% savings in power. The development could help not only Samsung, which builds the Exynos processor for its own phones, but also Qualcomm and other companies that rely on Samsung’s foundry business to build their chips.Samsung is now letting customers build test chips with the process. As for full-on production, “we are expecting starting the second quarter of 2020,” said Shawn Han, a senior vice president for Samsung’s foundry business. 5:41 1 Comment Maker of the expansive Galaxy line of smartphones, Samsung is one of the survivors in an industry punished by unrelenting technical challenges. Moving to new processor manufacturing technologies requires ever-increasing expenditures on research and equipment, an economic reality that has shortened the list of major manufacturers to just three: Samsung, Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC).After years of struggle, Intel is only now building chips manufactured with 10nm technology, though its technology is capable of squeezing transistors more compactly. TSMC and Samsung are building chips with 7nm technology, a manufacturing process used in flagship phones like Apple’s iPhone XS and Samsung’s Galaxy S10.Earlier this month, however, TSMC said it’s begun building prototype 5nm chips for customers. It said the chips can get a 15% speed boost compared to Samsung’s 10%. Because it takes more power to increase performance, chip manufacturers have to decide which characteristic is the priority.TSMC also has an 80% increase in the number of transistors that’ll fit on a given surface area compared to Samsung’s 25% increase. TSMC didn’t detail its power consumption improvements to compare to Samsung’s 20% improvement.New tech, new costsAlthough processor makers continue to advance manufacturing technology, customers aren’t necessarily moving as quickly. For one thing, although power and performance can increase, the cost can be worse, particularly if you’re paying by the transistor.”It used to be you had to go to the advanced [manufacturing]. You couldn’t compete if you stayed behind,” said Geoff Tate, chief executive of AI chip startup Flex Logix and former leader of memory chip designer Rambus. “Now if you go to advanced nodes like 7nm, the cost per transistor doesn’t go down much.”Besides, the phone manufacturers have first dibs on the manufacturing capacity for the most advanced technology. “The phone guys are taking all the wafers,” Tate said, referring to the thin, flat slices of silicon crystal out of which chips are made.Ultraviolet light brings higher precisionTSMC and Samsung both use a technology called extreme ultraviolet manufacturing, which uses shorter and therefore more precise wavelengths of light to etch patterns onto chip wafers. EUV has been under development for years, but the expense and difficulty of embracing it has slowed its arrival.Moving from 10nm to 7nm to 5nm and beyond is only one dimension of chip improvement. Intel announced it’ll begin stacking chips with a technology called Foveros this year, increasing performance by uncorking data transfer bottlenecks and giving chipmakers new flexibility.Such packaging technology improvements aren’t unique to Intel, though. “Samsung has been working on many different types of packages,” Han said.The company also is working on an approach that Samsung and collaborator IBM call nanosheets they expect will boost performance 50% or cut power by 75%. That was aimed at 5nm chips, but won’t be used on 5nm after all, Han said. “It’s coming. We are working on it,” Han said. That’s good, because chip improvements are harder and hard to come by. “We are getting close to the wall.” Tags Processors Samsunglast_img read more


Budget lacks vision Tharoor

first_imgChennai: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said the Union Budget-2019 reflects “incrementalism sans vision” and the government’s aspiration to push the economy to the 5 trillion dollar-mark does not have any roadmap. “I think there is a fundamental problem. It reflects the same incrementalism, there is no bold idea, no vision, it mentions aspirational numbers like 5 trillion-dollar economy without any roadmap of how to get that,” he said. The Budget reiterated many existing programmes of the government but failed to do anything for the ordinary Indian citizen, the Thiruvananthapuram MP said on the sidelines of an event here.last_img


IPL dugout Virat Kohlis big statement on winning IPL CSK wins heart

first_imgThere is a lot of talk around Virat Kohli, around RCB, around the plethora of stars in their team, around their title jinx. The captain himself has conceded that there is frustration at not winning the title, he has said that his side needed to make smarter decisions when up against pressure scenarios, but at the same time, he has made it sure to put it out there that any judgements about his career based on an IPL silverware will never bother him.”I am doing what I am supposed to do. I don’t care whether I am going to be judged on this [not winning IPL] or not. There is no real, sort of, parameters you set. I try to perform wherever I can. I try to win all the possible titles, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. We have to be practical about why we haven’t won one. That boils down to bad decision-making in pressure situations,” Kohli said on the eve of the first encounter with CSK.CSK, KXIP with a noble gesture MS Dhoni and CSK with a noble gestureVipin Pawar/IPL/SPORTZPICSChennai Super Kings, in a noble gesture, have announced that they will donate the ticket proceeds of their IPL 2019 opening match to the families of those killed in the Pulwama terror attack in February. MS Dhoni, who is also an honorary lieutenant colonel of the Indian Territorial Army, will present a cheque in this regard.Also, Kings XI Punjab has also announced that they will donate Rs 5 lakh to each of the families of the martyred soldiers.Mumbai jolted before the season Lasith MalingaINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesSri Lankan captain Lasith Malinga has ruled himself out of at least the first six IPL matches for Mumbai Indians so that he can qualify with Sri Lanka for the World Cup. Sri Lanka’s selectors have already said that the players need to play in the forthcoming Super Provincial One Day domestic tournament if they have to be considered for the World Cup. Thus, Malinga has now opted to fulfil the requirement. Warner gets himself coloured in Holi festivities David WarnerIANSAs the country indulged in Holi festivities, David Warner shared a throwback picture of himself with a holi special from India many years ago. The left-hander makes a return to Sunrisers Hyderabad after serving a ban of one year in 2018.last_img read more


Advance train ticket sale begins

first_imgAdvance train ticket sale begins. File photoHundreds of people thronged Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday to purchase train tickets in advance for travelling during the Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB.Tickets for 31 May are being sold on the first day.Tickets for 1, 2, 3 and 4 June will be available on 23, 24, 25 and 26 May respectively.Besides, return tickets for  7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 June will be available on 29, 30, 31 May, 1 and 2 June respectively.The sale began at 9:00am and will continue until 5:00pm. Each person will be able to buy a maximum of four tickets.Eight pairs of special trains will run on different routes during the Eid.last_img


Unmanned SpaceX Rocket Explodes Minutes After Launch

first_imgJune 29, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine A Falcon 9 rocket launched by entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies that was taking supplies to the International Space Station exploded suddenly about two and a half minutes after it took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Sunday morning.A report from the privately-held company said that the rocket experienced an “anomaly on ascent” and that its team was investigating.It wasn’t clear what happened to the SpaceX rocket, but based on video of the launch that was broadcast live by NASA (embedded below) it appeared to break apart completely shortly after launch. This would have been the seventh such mission to the ISS by Musk’s company, and the 20th launch in total for the Falcon program.The SpaceX and Tesla founder said on Twitter that the rocket “experienced a problem shortly before first-stage shutdown.” Later, he added that there was an “over-pressure event in the upper-stage oxygen tank.”This launch was to have been Musk’s third attempt to land the first-stage booster safely on a barge in the Atlantic ocean, after two earlier attempts to do so failed. The entrepreneur’s space company has a 12-flight, $1.6-billion contract with NASA.Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 28, 2015The rocket explosion is the third mishap to strike a re-supply mission to the space station: A Russian effort failed last April, and a previous private rocket launch by Orbital Sciences in October also failed when the rocket blew up shortly after launch.Despite these problems, NASA officials said the station’s astronauts have enough supplies to last until October. The U.S. space program has been increasingly relying on private companies such as Musk’s SpaceX and Orbital Sciences to take cargo to the space station, and the agency has plans to use a similar system to take astronauts into space as early as 2017.NASA said that it was planning to have a live press conference at Kennedy Space Center to discuss the incident. The Falcon 9 was carrying about 5,000 pounds of cargo for the space station’s astronauts, including a docking port that would allow future crew missions to dock with the station more easily. In an unfortunate coincidence, Sunday also happened to be Musk’s 44th birthday.Watched #Dragon launch from @space_station Sadly failed Space is hard Teams assess below @NASAKennedy #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/myi3col5Ix— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) June 28, 2015In a statement, NASA administrator Charles Bolden said the agency was “disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission” but that the astronauts were safe and had sufficient supplies. He said NASA would “work closely with SpaceX to understand what happened, fix the problem and return to flight. The commercial cargo program was designed to accommodate loss of cargo vehicles.” He added that:“SpaceX has demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in its first six cargo resupply missions to the station, and we know they can replicate that success. We will work with and support SpaceX to assess what happened, understand the specifics of the failure and correct it to move forward. This is a reminder that spaceflight is an incredible challenge, but we learn from each success and each setback.” Enroll Now for Free 3 min readlast_img read more


How the Latest Fake Minecraft App Reached No 4 on the iTunes

first_img Minecraft: Pocket Edition consistently sits atop the iTunes paid app chart. Right now, the wildly popular block-building adventure game is in the number-two spot. Until a few moments ago, it was closely trailed by a bogus fake sequel app called Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2.The fraudulent knockoff, which was boldly advertised as a legit sequel to the real thing from Mojang, had secured the number-four spot on the chart. And in that sweet spot it might’ve stayed — or even leapfrogged to number one from — had outraged gamers on Reddit not outed it as fake only 13 hours ago.This was the link for the fraudulent game. Originally released on Dec. 21, the $5 app had zero in common with Minecraft. It was actually a mindless swiping zombie game that involved beating up Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. Several users had reported that it crashed their phones. Not cool.Related: Here’s How One Tweet Led to Microsoft Buying Minecraft for $2.5 BillionSoon after the game was exposed for the complete and total phony that it was, the media took notice. A damning report about the deceptive app soon appeared in Eurogamer. Next came an outpouring of articles about the revelation — in Kotaku, then in Game Rant and several others, all cautioning iOS gamers not to be fooled by the latest Minecraft rip-off.Mojang, the Swedish video game developer that created the original Minecraft, was quick to react. The company told Eurogamer its enforcement team was all over it. Without saying how, Owen Hill, Mojang’s director of creative communications, said the game maker was busy getting the app yanked from the Apple App Store, citing copyright and trademark violations.”It’s great that Minecraft has inspired people to create amazing things,” Hill said, “but when a product attempts to dupe our community or exploit their enthusiasm for the game, it’s our responsibility to step in.”Related: Lego Has Finally Created a Minecraft CompetitorApple, no stranger to counterfeiting trolls, was also fast to react. The evidence: Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2 is no longer available for download from the Cupertino, Calif. colossus. It’s as if the lame game never existed.For Mojang and for millions of Minecraft fans the world over, justice was swiftly served.We reached out to Apple, Microsoft and Mojang for comment, but none immediately responded.As for what will become of its rumored inventor, one Scott Cawthorn — a weak play on the name of Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon — remains to be seen, potentially inside the court of law and out. We imagine the fiercely vigilant gamer community will have plenty of fun at his expense on social media and everywhere else they virtually lurk.Related: Meet the Little-Known Entrepreneur Behind the $1 Billion Gaming Company You’ve Never Heard OfUnfortunately, this is far from the first time a shady Minecraft wannabe has reared its ugly head in the Apple App Store. The service has long been plagued by them. Cybersecurity experts estimate that some 2.8 million gamers hoping to play the real, Microsoft-owned deal have been duped by blockheads peddling Minecraft lookalikes.Most knockoffs of the app appear to be add-ons to the genuine thing. Some of them offer cheat codes and many unknowingly rope people into recurring subscription fees for various services they never ordered in the first place.Talk about a bunch of creepers.Related: How Playing Video Games Made Me a Better Entrepreneur Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img January 7, 2016 3 min readlast_img read more


KFC and Quiznos to open 15 new restaurants in Costa Rica

first_imgQSR International, owner of various fast food franchises in the region, announced Tuesday that it will open eight new KFCs and seven Quiznos Restaurants in Costa Rica.Tatiana Rodríguez, QSR development manager, said the company has already scheduled to open three new restaurants in the provinces of San José, two in Cartago, one in Alajuela and one in Limón.Also, the franchisee announced re-openings, involving remodeling and expansion, in three of its current stores in Curridabat (east of San José), Paseo Colón (downtown San José) and in the western province of Heredia.As for Quiznos, Rodríguez said they will be opening two new stores in San José, one in Cartago, one in Alajuela and three restaurants at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, where the company expects to invest $4 million after winning a contract for managing the food court areas for the next eight years.QSR is also the owner of the Teriyaki and Smashburger franchises. Facebook Comments Related posts:Mrs. Fields bakeries expanding Costa Rica, Colombia operations Smashburger opens first Latin American restaurant in Costa Rica Quiznos, KFC opening more Costa Rica locations in $2.5 million regional expansion Johnny Rockets opens third location in Costa Ricalast_img read more