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The Canadian Photography Institute is calling for applications for the 2018 Research

first_imgAdvertisement “In 2017, fellowship recipients examined various elements of the collection and we are looking forward to the 2018 proposals with great anticipation,” said CPI Director, Luce Lebart. “This year, priority will be given to research related to the collection on the origins of photography and the collections of the National Film Board and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Photographic orders and missions will receive special attention as well.”The Fellowship Program includes a full-time residency at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Successful candidates will receive support from the Gallery teams and access to its resources. Each award is worth $10,000 CA, including expenses and stipends. Login/Register With: A review committee made up of specialists will assess each proposal based on a series of criteria, including originality, goals, feasibility, and potential contributions to the field of photography. The successful proposals will also foster enhanced access to the Institute’s collections, and demonstrate their relevance to the research community.More information about the program’s terms and conditions is available at gallery.ca/cpi/research/fellowshipRequests for information and applications, written in English or French (PDF format), must be sent to the following email address: fellowship@gallery.caAbout the Canadian Photography InstituteThe Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada is a creative and innovative centre dedicated to sharing, collecting, and questioning photography in all its forms. It brings people and communities together at the museum, online, and around publications to see, appreciate, and study photography.The Canadian Photography Institute, was established in 2015 and officially launched in October 2016. Its collections build upon the National Gallery’s Photographs Collection. The Institute benefits from the unprecedented support of CPI’s Founding Partner Scotiabank, the Archive of Modern Conflict – the Gallery’s partner, and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. For more information, visit: gallery.ca/cpi and fallow CPI @canadianphotoinstitute.About the National Gallery of CanadaThe National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains Canada’s premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st centuries, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. For more information, visit gallery.ca and follow us on Twitter @NatGalleryCan.About the National Gallery of Canada FoundationThe National Gallery of Canada Foundation is dedicated to supporting the National Gallery of Canada in fulfilling its mandate. By fostering strong philanthropic partnerships, the Foundation provides the Gallery with the additional financial support required to lead Canada’s visual arts community locally, nationally and internationally. The blend of public support and private philanthropy empowers the Gallery to preserve and interpret Canada’s visual arts heritage. The Foundation welcomes present and deferred gifts for special projects and endowments. To learn more about the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, visit ngcfoundation.ca and follow us on Twitter @NGC_Foundation Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2018 – The Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada is issuing a call for applications in support of advanced research on the history and criticism of photography. Now in its second year, the program is intended for photography specialists: historians, conservators, independent researchers and other professionals working in the visual arts, museology and related disciplines in the social sciences in in Canada and across the world. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Twitterlast_img read more


Syrian Afghan female journalists receive media awards

first_imgA Syrian photojournalist working for Reuters was one of three women to receive the Courage in Journalism award from the International Women’s Media Foundation on Thursday.Nour Kelze was unable to attend the ceremony in New York, but spoke about her work in a short video.Najiba Ayubi, the director of Afghan news organization The Killid Group, and Bopha Phorn, a Cambodian investigative reporter, also received the Courage in Journalism award. Ayubi “has faced direct threats from many sources. Politicians have sent gunmen to her home, anonymous aggressors have vowed to harm her family, and she has been publicly defamed,” the IWMF said at the ceremony.Phorn, who writes for The Cambodia Daily, “narrowly escaped with her life when the vehicle in which she was traveling came under heavy fire” while she and colleagues were investigating claims of illegal logging, the IWMF said.An activist traveling with Phorn was killed, the Associated Press reported.Past winners of the Courage in Journalism award include Helen Thomas, who covered 10 presidents as a White House reporter and died in July aged 92; Marie Colvin, Britain’s Sunday Times correspondent who was one of 28 journalists killed in Syria in 2012; and Anna Politkovskaya, a Novaya Gazeta reporter who was gunned down in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006.The IWMF also honored the first black female editor of a newspaper in Zimbabwe, Edna Machirori, with its annual lifetime achievement award.“I began my journalism career as a teenager, and I’ve never done anything else, this is my life,” Machirori told Al Arabiya Television.“When you do something, maybe cover a little story, and it has an impact, that’s very satisfying,” she added.The IWMF said its lifetime achievement award “recognizes a pioneering spirit and determination that has opened doors for women everywhere.”Source: Al Arabiyalast_img read more


Three decades on global AIDS response showing results – UN report

“AIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads,” released today by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), comes ahead of a three-day high-level event at UN Headquarters next week focusing on efforts to combat the epidemic.“Thirty years ago when scientists first identified AIDS, it was mysterious, deadly and spreading,” Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told a news conference in New York. “Now three decades on, more and more people have access to treatment, infections are declining and greater numbers of pregnant women living with HIV are keeping their babies free of infection.”She said next week’s high-level meeting is “our chance to chart a new, bold path,” adding that the target is clear – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. “We have come a long way,” added Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of UNAIDS. Highlighting the report’s findings, he noted that about 6.6 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries at the end of 2010, a nearly 22-fold increase since 2001. Also, a record 1.4 million people started life-saving treatment in 2010 – more than any year before – and at least 420,000 children were receiving antiretroviral therapy at the end of 2010, a 50 per cent increase since 2008.Mr. Sidibé said that with access to treatment, “AIDS has moved from what was effectively a death sentence to a chronic disease.” New HIV infections are now declining at a significant rate, by 25 per cent in the last 10 years, he added.According to the report, the rate of new HIV infections fell by more than 50 per cent in India and by more than 35 per cent in South Africa. Both countries have the largest number of people living with HIV on their continents.“Access to treatment will transform the AIDS response in the next decade. We must invest in accelerating access and finding new treatment options,” said the Executive Director. “Antiretroviral therapy is a bigger game-changer than ever before – it not only stops people from dying, but also prevents the transmission of HIV to women, men and children.”At the same time, the report notes that significant challenges remain. The latest estimates from UNAIDS shows that 34 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2010 and nearly 30 million have died from AIDS-related causes over the past 30 years.Despite expanded access to antiretroviral therapy, a major treatment gap remains. At the end of 2010, nine million people who were eligible for treatment did not have access. Treatment access for children is lower than for adults – only 28 per cent of eligible children were receiving antiretroviral therapy in 2009, compared to 36 per cent coverage for people of all ages.While the rate of new HIV infections has declined globally, the total number of HIV infections remains high, at about 7,000 per day. In addition, gender inequalities remain a major barrier to effective HIV responses. HIV is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age, and more than a quarter of all new global HIV infections are among young women between the ages of 15 and 24. According to the report, investments in the HIV response in low- and middle-income countries rose nearly 10-fold between 2001 and 2009, from $1.6 billion to $15.9 billion. However, in 2010, international resources for HIV declined.“I am worried that international investments are falling at a time when the AIDS response is delivering results for people,” said Mr. Sidibé. “If we do not invest now, we will have to pay several times more in the future.” 3 June 2011The global response to AIDS has achieved significant results since the first case was reported 30 years ago, with a record number of people having access to treatment and rates of new HIV infections falling by nearly 25 per cent, the United Nations says in a new report. read more


Ohio State cycling team gets a second wind

Jen Malik, a second-year graduate student in biomedical engineering, pedals during a competition as a member of the Ohio State cycling team.Credit: Courtesy of Jen MalikThe Ohio State cycling team is looking to build upon last year’s success, when it saw two of its riders qualify for and compete in nationals.Riders Frankie Gonzalez and Jen Malik powered the club after reforming following a nonexistent season. Now the team is trying to grow the club and climb to greater heights. Gonzalez said he is hoping the team can accomplish even more than last year.“I was happy to be able to get top five in a few of the races and be able to score enough points, along with Jen, to get the team to qualify,” Gonzalez said. “I’m definitely happy for that to happen, happy to participate in nationals, but I think the club has a lot (of room) to grow. There are a lot of aspects that we could do better as a club.”Gonzalez, a second-year in mechanical engineering, has a strong cycling background in Florida, where he is from. He told The Lantern that he competed in the U.S. Junior National Championships the past four years and was the Florida state champion in the junior ranks in 2014. He said he picked up cycling at the age of 13 with his father as a way to stay in shape.Now he is helping to bring back the OSU cycling club from the dead.Malik, a second-year graduate student in biomedical engineering, is still relatively new to the sport, as she picked up competitive cycling in August 2014. Malik said she hopes the team can continue to add members, while staying competitive.“I really want to grow the cycling community and cycling team at OSU,” Malik said. “We only have three competing members on the team right now. Helping people become more confident in racing and basically giving them the opportunities that I was afforded from people helping me race (are my goals).”Malik said the team has worked hard to get to this point — earning sponsorships to pay for bikes, travel expenses and lodging — and even overcame some tough injuries. During one competition, Malik was tangled up in a crash.“It was probably my worst wreck to date,” Malik said. “We were going downhill, and someone got a little nervous in the group and overlapped wheels and then went down. Five of us ended up going down. I was out for about a month. I hit my head pretty hard and got a pretty severe concussion.”During the time she was injured, she said she was thankful to her professors and to OSU for allowing her to fully recover, as she had to miss a stretch of classes from severe headaches.Now that the team has a full season under its belt, the members are moving toward the next step: finding a coach to help guide them.Both Gonzalez and Malik said not having a coach has an impact on their team cohesion and focus, but it will not stop them from competing next year.“Not having a coach makes it an environment that isn’t very disciplined,” Gonzalez said. “It makes the club feel very casual. I personally have a coach, that’s what keeps me disciplined. If the club does go the route that we’re going down, which is becoming more focused, I think that the club would need a coach.”More riders would be a plus as well, Malik said, as she said that ideally she would like to see OSU bring eight riders to nationals.“I would love to bring a full team to nationals. This year we only had two of us go, but it would be really nice to see four girls and four guys competing at nationals,” Malik said. “Our school is huge — there is no reason that we only have three people showing up. Really, it would be nice if we could just increase our presence.”Malik said anyone who thinks they can help the team compete, or just has an overall interest in competitive cycling, should look into the club.“Although it may seem intimidating, just show up and try it, everyone is really nice,” Malik said. “It’s a great ways to meet new friends.”She said that OSU students who may be interested in joining the club can contact her at malik.87@osu.edu or visit the club’s table at the upcoming Student Involvement Fair on August 23.Malik said there are different levels of competition, and new riders are rarely thrown into the fire against experienced riders. However, OSU does compete in the MidWest Collegiate Cycling Conference, which pits OSU against stiff competition on a regular basis.“Our conference is one of the hardest conferences (to compete in),” she said. “Marian (University) is the national champion consistently. It’s actually really nice, because we are exposed to some of the most intense competition.”Malik totaled 310 total points last season in Cyclo-cross for OSU, which was second highest in Women’s A’s, according to statistics on the MWCCC website.She said Cyclo-cross takes place in the fall and is a hybrid between mountain biking and road biking, where riders compete off-terrain for 40 to 60 minutes, completing laps around a 1.5- to two-mile course. She competed in road races, too, last year.Malik has another two or three years of competition left at OSU, during which she hopes to earn a pro contract for Cyclo-cross, which she said could happen soon. For now, however, she is focused on improving race results.“I would really like, within the next year or two, to place in the top five at collegiate nationals for Cyclo-cross, and then have two top 10 finishes at collegiate nationals for road,” Malik said.Gonzalez competes in several cycling events, too, but specializes in road races, which are typically longer, testing a rider’s endurance. He said that he has his sights set on continuing his cycling career as long as possible.“My ultimate goal would be to ride in the European races, possibly the Tour de France, the highest level of the sport, but I know that being a cyclist and being in the world of cycling is definitely a road that is very challenging to go down,” Gonzalez said. “(I’m) going to school and getting a great education and having a good time at Ohio State, but I definitely want to see if I can push as far as I can go in the sport.”Gonzalez has been training and competing over the summer in Florida, as he waits for road season to pick back up in the spring. He said he is hoping to build on last year and is looking to pick up a few wins for OSU.“Personally, I want to qualify for nationals again, possibly win a race or two leading up to nationals and be a little more focused on the bike,” he said. “(I want to) be focused on training and also balance school — just, overall improvement and growing the club, for sure.” read more


Caterpillar to open facility in Thailand to produce underground mining machines

first_imgCaterpillar plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Thailand. The company will break ground on the new factory in early 2011, with production scheduled to begin in late 2012. It will produce a full range of underground mining articulated trucks and LHDs for hard-rock underground mining applications. “We continue to make strategic investments in our mining business to support our customers,” said Chris Curfman, President of Caterpillar Global Mining. “We are pleased to announce our first manufacturing facility in Thailand, which will increase our capacity for our existing range of underground mining machinery, particularly as we sharpen our focus on meeting long-term customer demand in growth markets.“The 60,000 m2 factory will be located at the Hemaraj Rayong Industrial Land in Rayong Province. The new facility will increase the current production of underground mining products produced by Caterpillar in Australia and Brazil to respond to the growth in demand. Once the facility in Thailand is fully operational and at full capacity, it is expected to employ about 800 people.“The on-going infrastructure development plans for the world’s growth markets combined with a long-term trend toward urbanisation and growing wealth in emerging economies should continue to help drive long-term demand for commodities,” said Steve Wunning, Caterpillar Group President with responsibility for Resource Industries. “This facility will help to position Caterpillar for continued leadership in the mining industry.”last_img read more


Skype vulnerability makes for easy PC hijacking

first_imgA review by security consultant Levent Kayan revealed a new cross-site scripting vulnerability in Skype that could allow a malicious user to remotely change another user’s password and hijack their computer. The user and the attacker have to be friends on Skype for the exploit to work, but if they are, Kayan noted that the process is easily repeatable.Kayan reported his findings on his blog on Wednesday, notified Skype on Thursday, and says that he hasn’t gotten any sort of response from the company. Skype hasn’t issued a statement about the vulnerability either, but it’s likely they’re still looking into duplicating Kayan’s research, or figuring out how to approach the issue.AdChoices广告In order for the exploit to work, Kayan discovered, the attacker can insert JavaScript into the mobile phone field of their profile. Then, when one of their friends comes online and logs in to Skype, the code in that field is executed on the contact’s computer. Depending on the code used, the exploit makes the victim’s computer completely vulnerable and could allow an attacker complete access or control of the victim’s machine.Kayan noted that the Skype client doesn’t automatically load whatever’s in the mobile phone field on every login, but once it does, it repeats the process on each subsequent login. Additionally, he noted that the attacker and victim have to be friends on Skype and connected to each other for the exploit to work.Unfortunately, the vulnerability doesn’t care what operating system you’re running: the exploit affects Skype for Windows and for Mac, but only impacts the latest version, Skype 5.3.0.120. Kayan notes that the fix is simple: Skype just needs to make sure the phone number field only accepts phone numbers, and not any/all text.Read more at Noptrix, via NetworkWorldlast_img read more


Robots Can Now Copy Our Voices Nothing is Safe

first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Robots are scary and terrifying an- oh my god now they can talk like us. We’re doomed.Canadian start-up Lyrebird has some cool new software that uses neural networks and machine learning to mimic… well, anyone. You can listen to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump to explain it all below. While it would be pretty bizarre to hear those three working together on anything, obviously this is all done with computers. And, I’ll be honest, it’s pretty rough. The cadence is awkward and stilted, and that’s just for starters. Even so, the imitation is remarkable.Lyrebird hopes that their software will help us more naturally communicate through and with computers. It’s not curing cancer, but hey, we have CRISPR for that. Jokes aside, I’m sure we’ve all had those moments when text-to-speech mangled words and the room burst into laughter. I know, for example, that Google Maps can never quite get the word “Minnehaha” (a street here in Minneapolis) right. It always says “mini-heh-heh,” and that’s fun for a lark.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/318661840″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]Thanks to artificial intelligence though, the days of goofy computer-speak coming from our phones are numbered. Lyrebird only needs a few clips from the source voice; then it can figure out that person’s natural speaking patterns and recreate it with added emphases or emotion where needed. But, of course, it doesn’t take long to think of the many, MANY ways this could be abused.I mean… I dunno about you, but I’d use it to call in sick. Or pull pranks. Y’know, something lighthearted and (mostly) harmless. Others, though, could take some more refined recordings and pose as the president or one of their staffers. Plus, when viewed through the broader lens of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it’s likely we’ll soon be in a world where we simply can’t trust any form of evidence.Nvidia has been working on their own tools that can actually do that “enhance” bullshit we see in movies and TV all the time. It’s live now, in fact. And with that, I think I need to lie down and allow myself to be consumed with existential dread. Stay on targetlast_img read more


Fulham owner backs manager Slavisa Jokanovic

first_imgFulham owner Shahid Khan has come out in support of Slavisa Jokanovic despite their poor start to the Premier League season.Following speculation over the future of Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic, Khan issued a public defense and rubbished reports that his job is under threat.However, losing 3-0 at home to Bournemouth has increased pressure on the manager, with Fulham stuck in the Premier League relegation zone.Khan exclusively told Sky Sports News: “I think Slav’s our guy.“It was not a good day for us yesterday after playing Bournemouth but I spent quite a bit of time with him and I have all the confidence in Slav.“I’m optimistic and I have faith in the players and Slav to keep us up.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“We knew it was going to be tough and that’s why we wanted to add to the squad.“We did and we had a great transfer window. We have to come up with the team that moves us forward but I’m very optimistic.“I want the fans to remember that last year we were at the bottom of the Championship table, not too many people had hope for us to get promoted.”last_img read more


Applicants Being Sought for Young Leader Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and Pioneer, a DuPont Company are seeking applicants for the 2005 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program is recognized throughout agriculture for its longstanding tradition of identifying and cultivating the producer leaders who are shaping the U.S. soybean industry.The Young Leader Program began over 20 years ago as a way to seek out and develop new or “young” leaders to promote agriculture and guide our industry. Whether you are 26 or 66, if you have the desire and drive to help guide the direction of agriculture, this program is for you!“The Young Leader Program is an exceptional leadership training program,” said Neal Bredehoeft, ASA President. “The instructors and program content are of the highest quality. This program provides information that the participant can start using immediately, not only in business but personally as well.”Cary Tomlinson, Director of Key Accounts, Pioneer Hi-Bred International said, “Applicants selected as Young Leaders have an excellent opportunity to learn the key leadership skills necessary for high profile roles within agriculture. They do this through interactive training that utilizes instructors and materials that have been very successful in the real world. Participants can also learn from each other and through the use of case studies of topics that are ‘front-burner’ and pivotal to the future of agriculture. If anyone is interested in making a difference in agriculture, this program is for you.”The 2005 class of Young Leaders and their spouses will participate in a challenging and educational leadership experience February 22-26, 2005 in Austin, Texas, coinciding with the Commodity Classic Conference and Trade Show. This seminar offers the opportunity for participants to enhance their leadership skills as well as meet and learn from other Young Leaders from around the country. The second phase of training will take place at Pioneer’s Headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, in early December 2005.Application forms for the 2004 Young Leader Program, sponsored by Pioneer, a DuPont Company, are being mailed to all ASA members. Forms may also be obtained by calling ASA at (800) 688-7692, contacting your state soybean office, or on the web at www.SoyGrowers.com. Soybean producers are encouraged to apply or nominate another producer who would be an excellent candidate for the program. Nominations should be returned to ASA by Friday, Nlast_img read more


Facing cuts Clark County health department seeks to educate public

first_imgClark County Public Health keeps the behind-the-scenes work of community health behind the scenes.Currently facing a funding crisis due to across-the-board state cuts, Director John Wiesman was asked this week by county commissioners to help the public understand what the department does in order to justify its budget request.Wiesman’s department faces a $750,000 shortfall in the proposed 2011-12 budget.Wiesman said he knows that a downside of keeping quiet about disease outbreaks (only contacting people who may be affected instead of issuing news releases) has been that the public doesn’t know what type of work goes on to control outbreaks, one of the department’s many responsibilities. Wiesman said he’ll make a “day in the life of public health” presentation in early December. Commissioners will hold four days of public hearings on the 2011-12 budget. The hearings are scheduled to start Dec. 6. Wiesman headed into the budget process nearly $4 million short. He has cut $2 million from his budget by eliminating or reducing outreach services and cutting staff positions. When he met with county commissioners last month, they seemed supportive of filling his request. But while the county’s proposed $890 million two-year budget includes an addition of nearly $1 million for public health, Wiesman remains $754,000 short.Wiesman said Wednesday his presentation will include how he has downsized the department by shifting work to non-profit agencies and how he’s seeking ways to be more efficient such as by letting people take a food handler test online. To help backfill what the state has cut, commissioners could raise fees or increase the property tax levy by 1 percent.In an Aug. 25 letter to county commissioners (who also serve as the Board of Health), Renate Atkins, chair of the Public Health Advisory Council, wrote that cuts to the communicable disease unit puts the community at risk.last_img read more


Police warn residents to guard against burglaries auto prowls

first_imgA woman returned from a workout last week to find one of her vehicle’s windows smashed; a purse described as “expensive,” a watch and two cell phones were missing. The best protection against auto prowls, according to Kim Kapp of the Vancouver Police Department, “is not to leave valuables in your vehicle. We just cannot get the information out enough.”Auto prowls and residential burglaries tend to peak during summer, an alarming trend given the crimes locally were also up this spring when the weather remained wet and cool. On the year, burglaries, both residential and commercial, are up 10 percent over 2010, Kapp said Friday. In April, they were up 23 percent over the same month last year. Auto prowls are on the rise too.In west Vancouver, the primary problem has been vehicle prowls, while burglaries are down. In the eastern half of the city, the equation flips — burglaries are up, auto prowls down.last_img read more


River Rat gets 26 years in prison for Portland crimes

first_imgThe serial bank robber dubbed the “River Rat” was sentenced Wednesday to more than 26 years in prison for committing four armed robberies.Alexey Perez-Hernandez, 34, of Bonney Lake, was sentenced to 26 years and two months in prison by Senior District Court Judge Robert E. Jones in U.S. District Court in Portland.The sentencing followed four guilty pleas by Perez-Hernandez for armed robberies in the Portland-metro area. The “River Rat” nickname was bestowed by FBI agents for Perez-Hernandez’s penchant of striking on both sides of the Columbia River. He’s accused of committing 18 armed robberies in Washington and Oregon before his arrest on Oct. 9, 2009, in the Puget Sound area.In addition to the Portland crimes, Perez-Hernandez is charged with robberies in Clark, Pierce and King counties in Washington. The U.S. Department of Justice anticipates Perez-Hernandez will plead guilty to those crimes in the near future, according to a news release.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Alan Harvey said Perez-Hernandez’s Clark County robbery cases remain open. The defendant has a review hearing Thursday to determine when he will be transported here to face charges.In the four Portland heists, Perez-Hernandez netted nearly $25,000. ‘Unforgiveable’ crimesDuring the sentencing Wednesday, the judge told Perez-Hernandez “these crimes are unforgiveable,” according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.last_img read more


Can Netflix become a monopoly Lets look at the numbers

first_imgNetflix seems to be running the world lately. The biggest television phenomenon of the summer was Stranger Things, a sleeper, eight-episode horror series. House of Cards has been running for four seasons and has captured dozens of Emmy nominations. But is it too much?There are rumblings from within the industry that Netflix is threatening to become a monopoly, shutting out other networks for original programming and creating an environment without competition.Netflix has been spending so much on content, including originals and licensing other programming, that it’s been driving up the bidding prices for other networks. Cornering the market in Hollywood hasn’t broken any existing systems yet, but some have come forward stating that Netflix’s power has given them too much control.If Netflix is doing anything, it’s spending more money than any other network–billions of dollars more and produces more shows than its competitors. Netflix is spending $6 billion a year on content, and that’s not just on originals. The company spent around $450 million for originals in 2015, the rest for licensing. For example, Netflix just signed a deal with the CW to stream all its existing programs, along with future content.Considering that Netflix doesn’t provide metrics on how its shows are doing, it’s hard to tell if it’s “throw money at everything to see what sticks” strategy is working. We do know that a lot of its series are expensive. Netflix’s new Baz Luhrmann created series The Get Down is said to have cost in excess of $120 million for 12 episodes. Netflix is producing a Brad Pitt film, throwing $20 million at just the actor alone.Netflix produced 126 shows in 2016, up from just four in 2012, so it’s growing fast. But so is the rest of television. There were 409 original, scripted television shows produced across all networks, up from 376 in 2014. Netflix is also in the business of unscripted, documentary, and kids television programming.How do the other networks in competition with Netflix compare? Granted, most media companies nowadays seem to be in competition with the streaming service, not including Amazon and Hulu which have comparative business models. HBO, Showtime, Starz, YouTube, CBS, and many others now have on-demand streaming services that follow the Netflix business model of subscription-based programming with less reliance on ads.According to WSJ analyst David Bank, Hulu was expected to double spending on content in 2016 to $1.5 billion, around the same level as Amazon, although both Hulu and Amazon don’t release information on future plans. HBO spends around $2 billion per year on content. Netflix spends more than HBO at this point, which seems to be a goal.“Our goal,” Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told GQ in early 2013, “is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.”Netflix has certainly created a different model and has separated itself from traditional media networks. Its main difference has always been its variety and its ability to switch from genre to genre, from miniseries and documentary to House of Cards. Most networks deal with specific demographics, while Netflix isn’t held back by those limitations.While some experts think the market is definitely getting smaller, they also state that there isn’t a chance for a Netflix monopoly, although it will stay in power. Still, it’s something to look out for since Netflix is putting all its money and effort back into the industry.“We’re going to have five strong players, and it won’t necessarily be the players that we’re used to. But Netflix will assuredly be among those companies,” an agent told THR.last_img read more


A holey graphene electrode framework that enables highly efficient charge delivery

first_img © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with institutions in the U.S., China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has developed a new type of porous graphene electrode framework that is capable of highly efficient charge delivery. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes how they overcame traditional conflicts arising between tradeoffs involving density and speed to produce an electrode capable of facilitating rapid ion transport. Hui-Ming Cheng and Feng Li with the Chinese Academy of Sciences offer a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue, and include some opinions of their own regarding where such work is likely heading. Journal information: Science This visualisation shows layers of graphene used for membranes. Credit: University of Manchester Citation: A holey graphene electrode framework that enables highly efficient charge delivery (2017, May 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-05-holey-graphene-electrode-framework-enables.html More information: Hongtao Sun et al. Three-dimensional holey-graphene/niobia composite architectures for ultrahigh-rate energy storage, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5852AbstractNanostructured materials have shown extraordinary promise for electrochemical energy storage but are usually limited to electrodes with rather low mass loading (~1 milligram per square centimeter) because of the increasing ion diffusion limitations in thicker electrodes. We report the design of a three-dimensional (3D) holey-graphene/niobia (Nb2O5) composite for ultrahigh-rate energy storage at practical levels of mass loading (>10 milligrams per square centimeter). The highly interconnected graphene network in the 3D architecture provides excellent electron transport properties, and its hierarchical porous structure facilitates rapid ion transport. By systematically tailoring the porosity in the holey graphene backbone, charge transport in the composite architecture is optimized to deliver high areal capacity and high-rate capability at high mass loading, which represents a critical step forward toward practical applications.center_img In a perfect world, batteries would have unlimited energy storage delivered at speeds high enough to power devices with unlimited needs. The phaser from Star Trek, for example, would require far more power and speed than is possible in today’s devices. While it is unlikely that such technology will ever come about, it does appear possible that batteries of the future will perform much better than today, likely due to nanostructured materials—they have already shown promise when used as electrode material due to their unique properties. Unfortunately, their use has been limited thus far due to the ultrathin nature of the resulting electrodes and their extremely low mass loadings compared to those currently in use. In this new effort, the researchers report on a new way to create an electrode using graphene that overcomes such limitations.The electrode they built is porous, which in this case means that it has holes in it. Those holes, as Cheng and Li note, allow better charge transport while also offering improved capacity retention density. The graphene framework they built, they note, offers a superior means of electron transport and its porous nature allows for a high ion diffusion rate—the holes force the ions to take shortcuts, reducing diffusion.Cheng and Li suggest the new work is likely to inspire similar designs in the search for better electrode materials, which they further suggest appears likely to lead to new electrodes that are not only practical, but have high mass loadings. 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. New graphene framework bridges gap between traditional capacitors, batteries Explore furtherlast_img read more


Scenic has launched its 2018 prerelease on luxury

first_imgScenic has launched its 2018 pre-release on luxury Europe river cruising with a number of fantastic offers only available for a limited time.This season sees the launch of two new itineraries. The 8 Day Rhine Christmas Markets travels between Amsterdam and Basel in December, taking in the festive markets of Germany. This can also be extended by five days in Switzerland. Plus the 15 Day Imperial Russia travels from Moscow to Volgograd (Stalingrad) stopping at unique ports including Kostroma and Saratov, and giving guests that have previously travelled to Russia a reason to return and explore the country further. The Douro sailing season has also been extended to the end of December to cope with guest demand.Those who book now and pay the journey in full by 31 May 2017 will also secure an additional $600 per couple discount when booking cruises of 11 days or longer, and $300 per couple when booking cruises of 10 days or less.Book now and travel in 2018 at 2017 prices on all departures all year.Fly free to Europe all year round when booking a Standard Suite on a cruise of 11 days or more.Fly to Europe for $995 per person including taxes when booking a Balcony Suite on a cruise of 11 days or more and travelling between April to September.Upgrade to business class from $3995 per person including taxes on selected cruises of 15 days or more departing in March, October and November when booking a Diamond Deck suite.Solo travellers can save 50% off the single supplement on selected departures of 11 days or more.Aleisha Fittler, Executive General Manager: “As always, our pre-release offers are the very best for the 2018 Europe river cruising season. Cabins are limited and we anticipate many will sell out. Pre-registration was strong this year so we encourage agents to book their clients now to guarantee their preferred travel dates and choice of suite.”last_img read more


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the Oak Ridge team expects its technology will be implemented in batteries within a few years, Veith’s team is working on a version that turns into a brick and stays that way.com. allowing more space for fans to sit and relax. Former Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam dismissed concerns that Guzman could escape a second time,owed by small and marginal farmers It is necessary to give individuals the responsibility of keeping plants safe for increasing the forest cover of the state from the present nine percent to 15 percent the chief minister said He said that India does not need to follow any other country as far as ways and means for preserving the environment are concerned It is possible through the traditional methods prevalent in the country he said Adityanath said that there was a need to turn environment conservation into a people’s movement as the efforts of government alone won’t be sufficient Referring to the issue of global warming he said that there was a need to strike a balance with natureBJP 015-E SHAKARPUR ? electrons also carry spin.

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vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she said. A.” Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood “Day Drinking, but as time goes on that’s changing—even in the imaginations of children. (Laughter. German adds that Crompton and Musinsky’s approach offers a valuable way to understand how suckling behavior evolved. with inability to enforce its rules. (MORE: The Physics of Curly HairBecause You Deserve to Know) But that wasn’t the case made for MOOCs by those who believe they can change the nature of education.

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) rebuked the agency for failing to do such assessments and for not disclosing that short-coming to the public. It has been said of late that a series of steps undertaken by Modi — demonetisation, Even so,8% or around 902 million people lived in extreme poverty globally.” The first known homing pigeons were used in ancient civilizations in Egypt," she said."The area also does not have any long-term facilities, and Samsung, says that its concept smart car will include facial recognition to identify the driver. 1966.

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The new service, Nitish has time and again asserted that he has a mind of his own and that he did not believe in herd mentality. where a handful of billionaires exercise enormous power over our political," he said. This was men who intended to force-feed lethal amounts of alcohol into other young men. he seems to implicitly endorse the work of nongovernmental groups developing technological tools that circumvent state surveillance. but that is very rarely the case. for British holidaymakers, That’s the conclusion of a study published today in The Medical Journal of Australia, pickles and apple tart.

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it’s not Russia and Europe that matter most to Obama’s agenda. and showed leadership skills at every football game,The museum acts as a set for some of the series and even houses The Garrison pub that features heavily throughout the massively popular BBC drama. including for lethal aid, But then he took it up a notch and got personal. Clinton’s own campaign aired about 3, on average, The Modi government has come under fire over the recent CBI raids on the homes and head offices of Delhi-based NDTV.” he said. IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices.
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“Our men don’t get work as often as we used to in our old village – people here don’t know us so they don’t easily employ us, using a newly laid detour that villagers said the BJP had constructed for them to reduce interactions and tensions with Muslims in Kawal, who was hitherto just an ordinary member of the party. For weeks, Holgerson is seen in a bikini on the other side of the bridge’s railing without holding on. Holgerson said in an interview with KATU-TV that she had wanted to jump off the bridge after she saw a friend jump first. committee members heard,The protest erupted while the House public safety committee was considering a bill that would allow the state to lease the closed Appleton private prison.

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much later. where the House bill will have difficulty gaining Republican support. it is amazing how much stuff is being built, Escrow is a legal concept in which a financial instrument or an asset is held by a third party on behalf of two other parties that are in the process of completing a transaction.The official said the move would require amendment of three legislations: Code of Criminal Procedure Marriage Act and the Passports Act The three ministries were asked to formulate a draft legal amendments to give effect to decisions taken at the meeting As of now there is no time frame to register marriages in India However a Law Commission report has recommended that the time limit to register marriages should be restricted to 30 days after which a penalty of Rs 5 per day could be imposed The ministry had earlier constituted an Integrated Nodal Agency (INA) with representatives from the ministries of External Affairs Home Affairs and Law and Justice to look into matrimonial disputes involving Non-Resident Indians (NRI) According to the recommendation of the National Commission for Women (NCW) and the decisions taken in the INA look-out circulars are issued as per criteria defined by the MHA for keeping a watch on arrival or departure of NRI husbands and preventing them from leaving India the ministry had said Mario Machado, “Three died on the spot while other passengers sustained various degrees of injuries. who understands the budgeting process in North Dakota better than (Sharp) does, and Thursday’s plans include a tractor pedal pull, lonely and unemployed in their communities. In a post he shared on his Instagram page.

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