Delhi Capitals’ up-and-coming leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has received advice from the master of the craft, Shane Warne, who asked him to bowl with a “big and brave heart”.The huge fan of Warne said that he wants to follow the example of the Australian legend.”I have always admired and idolised Shane Warne the most, and fortunately for me, IPL has given me the chance to meet him. I met him last season where he gave me certain tips to improve my bowling, which also gave me a huge boost in my career.”However, I believe, the most important advice that he gave me was to make sure that I bowl with a big and brave heart,” Lammichane said.The 18-year-old Lamichhane believes that the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will provide him with a great opportunity to shine against the world’s best.The Nepali bowler, who will represent the franchise for the second year running, spoke after Delhi Capitals’ second friendly T20 match on Wednesday.Coming off an impressive Big Bash League season in Australia, Lammichane said keeping things simple and working hard have been the keys to success for him.”It is sometimes a struggle to not be playing competitive international cricket or not playing at all when I go back home. But whenever I get the opportunity to play in such leagues, I like to keep things simple and I know that I have to work hard because I don’t get these facilities in Nepal.advertisement”So whenever I have the chance to play here in IPL and in other leagues, I only focus on performing to the best of my abilities,” said Lammichane.Speaking on the impact of last IPL on his career, the youngster said, “Last year was a very special year for me as I got the chance to play in the biggest cricket league in the world.”IPL 2018 will always be a special memory for me in my career, and I believe that it is the perfect platform for players like me who come from the non-Test playing nations.”We now also have Samuel Badree with the team, who himself has been one of the top leg-spinners for the West Indies so I am looking forward to perform under his guidance.Also Read | Middle order will be India’s underbelly at the World Cup: Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | IPL 2019: CSK to donate proceeds from RCB match to Pulwama martyrs’ familiesAlso See:
England Dier: More to come from Loftus-Cheek Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 13:55 11/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images England Friendlies The young midfielder must keep working hard to realise his potential, according to his England team-mate England midfielder Eric Dier called for calm around Ruben Loftus-Cheek, urging people not to get “too carried away”.Loftus-Cheek produced an impressive performance on his senior debut for England in a 0-0 friendly draw against Germany at Wembley on Friday.Loftus-Cheek 17/4 to score v Brazil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Dier hopes the 21-year-old, who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, can continue moving forward.”Everyone’s known about Ruben’s potential for a long time,” the Tottenham star said post-game.”It’s great that he’s now playing regular football week in, week out at Crystal Palace. That can only allow him to fulfil his potential. Hopefully this [his international debut] is another step in his progression.”There’s so much more to come from him, but there’s no point getting too carried away at this point. He’s a good boy and he still has a lot to work on, like all of us.”Confidence on his debut from @rubey_lcheek pic.twitter.com/dhUQevS2WY— England (@England) November 11, 2017Loftus-Cheek has already made six Premier League starts for Palace — the same number he managed in three seasons at Chelsea.Dier liked what he saw from the midfielder against Germany, praising his approach against the world champions.”He showed a great attitude, willing to get on the ball anywhere, with the confidence to do that and that’s fantastic and great to see,” he said.”Ruben is a big boy. He’s been the same since he was 12 I think. He’s strong, he’s got great physicality, he moves the ball really well.”There’s fantastic potential there and hopefully he keeps working hard to fulfil it.”
Man City boss Guardiola: We must finish better against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned his players they must take their chances when they face Liverpool.Guardiola was speaking after victory at Southampton.”We missed a lot of chances. The game could’ve been six or seven. We have to score (more),” he said.”Liverpool are not going to give us this amount of chances. I’ve always had this feeling. We scored 106 goals last season – the best ever – but I thought we had to score more.”In every department I think we can improve. I said that two months ago when everybody said how beautiful and how handsome we were. There were many things I liked today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
demornay pierson elNebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was one of the top return men in the country last year as a true freshman, leading the nation in punt return yardage and tying for the top mark with three punt returns for touchdowns.Make no mistake though, Pierson-El is also a receiving threat. He caught 23 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns last fall, and if this off-season video is any indication, the Huskers need to get him even more involved in the passing game in 2015. Here’s a clip of Pierson-El at what appears to be a high school field. He destroys his defender off the line, and at the top of his route, appears to almost levitate as he goes up to make the catch.Another body pic.twitter.com/bXIZHcwkKc— CallmeOak (@OkkyTheGee) May 19, 2015Seriously, check out that hang time. Ridiculous. Did we mention he’s only 5-foot-9? Nebraska fans have to be salivating at what Pierson-El may be able to do in the Big Ten this season.
Recognising the importance of the linkage between tourism and agriculture, Sandals Resorts International has made an upfront purchase of more than $3 million worth of Irish potato seeds, which have been handed over to local farmers.Chairman of the Tourism Linkage Council, Adam Stewart, who is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sandals, noted that this equates to 1,300 bags, capable of planting 40 to 50 acres and expected to yield 700,000 lb of potatoes.“These can be stored for up to one year. Five farmers will benefit in this initial phase, but this figure will grow as the programme evolves to include other items of produce,” he said, while addressing a press conference at his Kent Avenue, Montego Bay office on March 7.“The initial outlay of funds is a win-win investment with payback of the initial sum from the farmers to Sandals set to commence in instalments after the first reaping, estimated to be 10 to15 weeks from planting,” he said.The Sandals initiative comes against the backdrop of a call by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on March 7 at the official opening ceremony of the 35th Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, regarding the strengthening of the partnership between tourism and agriculture.“This Government recognises the importance of leveraging partnerships to achieve growth and development. There are important investment roles for both the public and private sectors to help transform our agricultural sector to one that is competitive, to alleviate food security risks, and for overall increased contribution to economic development,” Mr. Holness said.“As we seek to modernise our food-production processes to address hunger and malnutrition, to promote rural development, and to be climate resilient for greater and lasting impact, the power of partnerships is a necessity,” the Prime Minister added.In the meantime, Mr. Stewart said the farmers will be the sole providers of Irish potatoes to the entire Sandals group, which comprise 11 resorts in Jamaica.This, he added, will further reduce the resort company’s import bill and create direct added revenue and market for “our local farming community and, ultimately, a boost to the local economy”.“The main aim is for Sandals to be 100 per cent supplied with Jamaica-grown Irish potato, with no further reason to import. This is a long-term sustainable programme,” Mr. Stewart said. Chairman of the Tourism Linkage Council, Adam Stewart, who is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sandals, noted that this equates to 1,300 bags, capable of planting 40 to 50 acres and expected to yield 700,000 lb of potatoes. Recognising the importance of the linkage between tourism and agriculture, Sandals Resorts International has made an upfront purchase of more than $3 million worth of Irish potato seeds, which have been handed over to local farmers. “The initial outlay of funds is a win-win investment with payback of the initial sum from the farmers to Sandals set to commence in instalments after the first reaping, estimated to be 10 to15 weeks from planting,” he said. Story Highlights
The province is launching a public awareness campaign today, April 12, to ensure those who need help or have concerns about loved ones, know where to turn. Ads will run on television stations and online to direct people to http://novascotia.ca/help, which has a lists of resources for those who may need help. To see the video portion, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Httl61-sdQ8. The If You Need Help campaign lets people know there are places to turn to get the help, if it is needed. It encourages people to reach out to those they can trust, such as a family member, relative, friend or teacher, and stresses the importance of getting help as soon as possible. -30-
Basel (Switzerland): India’s double silver medallist P V Sindhu will look to produce another masterclass when she resumes her quest for an elusive gold at the BWF World Championships beginning here on Monday. Sindhu has been the most consistent performer in the World Championships in the last few years with two back-to-back silver and as many bronze medals but a gold medal has so far eluded her. The 24-year-old Indian ace has always managed to find her best form in the World Championships, producing steller performances but she missed the trick in the summit clash twice. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhWhile she lost to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in an epic battle, lasting 110 minutes in the 2017 edition, Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain stopped her in the summit clash in 2018. Sindhu, who is seeded fifth, is coming into the prestigious event with a runner-up finish at the Indonesia Open last month and has been working on her fitness and defence in her pursuit to outlast her opponents. She received a bye in the first round and will open her campaign against either Chinese Taipei’s Pai Yu Po or Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I’ve been working on my defence, physical fitness and also on-court skills. I have trained hard and I hope I can do well. I have to perform well but there is no pressure,” Sindhu told PTI. If she wins her first match, Sindhu is likely to meet Beiwen Zhang of USA in the third round and is expected to face Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in the quarterfinals. If everything falls into place, then Sindhu may collide with compatriot Saina Nehwal in the semifinals, provided the former world number 1 too crosses the initial rounds. Eighth-seeded Saina, who boasts of a silver and bronze medal in the World Championships, will take on the winner of the match between Switzerland’s Sabrina Jaquet and Netherland’s Soraya De Visch Eijbergen in the second round after getting a bye. She is likely to face Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark next. Saina’s likely opponents in the quarterfinals will be China’s Chen Yu Fei, who had clinched the All England Championship earlier in the year. In the men’s singles, former world number 1 Kidambi Srikanth, who had reached the India Open finals in March, will look to put up a good show after recovering from a knee problem which he suffered ahead of the Sudirman Cup. The seventh seeded Indian, who has gone without a title in the BWF World Tour for the last 22 months, will open against Nhat Nguyen of Ireland in a repeat of the opening clash of the 2018 edition. Sameer Verma, who also was bothered by a shoulder issue, is in the same half as Srikanth and will open against Loh kean Yew of Singapore. The 10th seeded Madhya Pradesh shuttler will face a tough challenge against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in the prequarterfinals if he clears the earlier rounds. Swiss Open finalist B Sai Praneeth will face Canada’s Jason Anthony Ho-Shue in the opening round, while H S Prannoy’s first-round opponent will be Finland’s Eetu Heino. In the doubles, the men’s pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who clinched their maiden BWF Super 500 title at the Thailand Open, have pulled out of the competition due to injuries. The Indian pairs of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth reddy, MR Arjun and Ramchandran Shlok and Arun George and Sanyam Shukla will also be in the fray.
OTTAWA – Justice Minister Judy Wilson-Raybould says the federal government will intervene in the British Columbia court case over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The province has put a jurisdictional question before the courts, asking whether it has the authority to regulate the transport of heavy oil in the province.The expansion of the pipeline, which would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta to the B.C. coast for export to overseas markets, is supported by the federal government.The province, however, has vowed to fight the expansion by any means at its disposal, as have environmental groups.The federal Liberals have made the pipeline a key component of its plan to grow the economy while protecting the environment.Wilson-Raybould says she is confident that Parliament has the jurisdiction to approve the project.
APTN National NewsWith only days remaining until the start of the Pickton inquiry, two other prominent groups decided to withdraw.Amnesty International and the B.C. Civil Liberties Associations have announced they won’t participate in the inquiry.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has been covering the issue.
VICTORIA, B.C. — Premier John Horgan’s officer says the provincial government will be providing funding for a group of municipalities looking to get its own version of the Peace River Agreement signed with the Province.Premier Horgan said that the government will provide $300,000 to the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance in support of its communities’ continued efforts to strengthen economic development in the region. “We believe that people should benefit from the prosperity generated by their hard work, and the resources of the regions where they live. I applaud the efforts of the RBA to strengthen their local economies,” said Horgan. “We are committed to working with Northwest communities as they work to help stabilize their economy over the long term.” The Resource Benefits Alliance, representing 21 local governments from Vanderhoof to Masset, was formed in 2014 to advocate for the infrastructure needs of their communities. During the provincial election last year, Horgan stated that the NDP would negotiate with the RBA in September of 2017 if it were to form government. Then-Premier Christy Clark declined to make a similar commitment, saying at a separate campaign event that the Province had been providing the region with funding through the rural dividend fund. “Building a strong, sustainable, innovative economy is a priority for this government,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This funding is expected to help the RBA build relationships with First Nations, labour, major project proponents, local business and the non-profit sector.” “The RBA shares the government’s vision of economic development that creates good local jobs and sustainable communities,” said RBA chair Bill Miller. “We thank the Premier and minister for recognizing that liveable, well-serviced communities are essential for economic development.”Leaders from the RBA met with Premier Horgan in late September last year, saying that negotiations had begun. On September 29th, the RBA said in a release that it hoped to reach a revenue-sharing agreement with the provincial government within six months.
(Canadian Press) VANCOUVER, B.C. – FortisBC is looking at several options to boost its stock of natural gas in an effort to get its customers through the winter after a pipeline blast squeezed off the supply.Sean Beardow, manager of corporate communications with Fortis, says the flow through the Enbridge pipeline that exploded in flames near Prince George last month has reached about 55 percent, far below what they’ll need this winter.He says the company is getting more fuel from an Alberta pipeline and has received permission from the B.C. Utilities Commission to purchase natural gas on the open market. He says they’re looking at on the spot market to import compressed and liquefied natural gas.Enbridge has said it wants to get its pipeline capacity up to 80 percent after the unexplained explosion, but Beardow says that won’t be enough to get them through the winter, especially if it’s cold.Beardow is urging customers to help save, saying even small things can make a difference collectively.“Eighty percent can sound like it’s really good but the fact is that during the winter months, we use 100 percent of what we get from the Enbridge transmission system,” he says.He says they’re preparing for a potential acute shortage and are asking customers to step up their conservation measures.“There’s not a single tipping point because really we’re looking at a number of variables that could affect gas supplies,” he says, adding weather and customer demand will be key factors.
Three of those struck by the disease had died, according to the Department of Health — which is part of the Joint Interim Administrative Structure set up by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The Department recommended a series of preventive measures, such as wearing clothing that cover legs and arms, using tick repellents on skin and clothing, checking the whole body regularly for ticks, and removing ticks gently but promptly. There have been regular cases and outbreaks of CCHF in Kosovo since 1986, the Department said. For example, between 1996 and 2000 there were 43 sporadic cases with six fatalities.
Redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller (1) carries the ball during a game against Maryland on Oct. 10 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 49-28. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorMost players at Ohio State spend the majority of their lives perfecting the crafts at the position they are counted on to play at the highest possible level every Saturday in the fall.Others are moved around upon arriving on campus, but receive a redshirt year or time in a reserve role before stepping into the spotlight.For redshirt senior Braxton Miller, none of the above applies.The starting quarterback for each of his first three years for OSU, a shoulder injury just before the 2014 campaign cost the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year his senior season.Stellar play by quarterbacks Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett that year led the Buckeyes to a national championship, but it also cost him his opportunity to ever regain that spot.Rather than sit on the bench or transfer to another school — where he would be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer — to keep his career as a signal-caller alive, Miller opted to finish out his collegiate life in a role he had never done before: playing receiver. “He’s starting, he’s playing and he’s teaching,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “One of the things with Braxton I have talked, he’s got big-time goals and he should. He’s very blessed. He wants to play at the next level.”Miller was seemingly shot out of a cannon in OSU’s opening game at Virginia Tech on Sept. 7, piling up 140 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. But his next four games saw no repeat of that performance, as he only amassed a total of 123 yards and zero scores. Despite the lack of results, Miller said he was continuing to feel more and more productive each week.“Every practice and every game I get better at something,” Miller said. “It’s turning the mistake that you did the day before and just getting comfortable with what you’re doing.”And he certainly did look more comfortable in OSU’s more recent game against Maryland, catching five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown, including back-to-back grabs leading to his score.The 19-yard touchdown catch marked the first time Miller found the end zone at Ohio Stadium since Nov. 23, 2013. Miller said he considered the feeling a big moment of his journey.“It was about time,” he said. “It just felt good being involved in the offense, making plays for the guys, being electrifying for the fans, just getting back to my old self.”Miller said he considers himself a receiver at his core now with his quarterback days behind him. However, he has lined up under center in the wildcat formation at least once in each of OSU’s games this season, though so far he has only been called upon to run or catch.Still, the Huber Heights, Ohio, native hinted on Monday that a showcase of his healthy shoulder could be in the cards for sometime this season.“I can throw,” Miller said. “But my main focus is playing receiver and just focused on what I’ve got to focus on for my position right now.”Meyer said over the summer that it typically takes a player a year and a half to learn how to play receiver. On Monday, he said it has taken Miller only half a season.“As of right now, he’s fully integrated as a wide receiver at Ohio State,” Meyer said. “He was not early in the season. He didn’t know what to do.”Miller agreed with his coach, saying he feels like a natural receiver just midway through his first season at the position.“I’m ahead of schedule. I feel good, comfortable. I’m out there making plays, blocking, I just feel good,” he said.With the OSU offense struggling for downfield playmakers after season-ending injuries to receivers Noah Brown and Corey Smith and inconsistency from H-back Jalin Marshall, Miller could be a major cure for the much-scrutinized passing game.But how much does Miller miss being the one running the offense, rather than taking orders? Not much, he said, as long as he still gets opportunities to appear on the highlight reels.“It’s fun just making guys miss, catching the ball, making big plays.”
MIPAC is working with Xstrata Technology on numerous IsaMillTM installations. MIPAC’s engineers are aiming to provide tailored design, control, instrumentation and commissioning for at least a dozen IsaMill installations in Canada, Peru and Australia. Other comminution and flotation advances are covered in feature articles in the November issue of International Mining.The IsaMill, claimed to be the most energy efficient, highest-intensity, large-scale grinding machine on the market, has a smaller footprint than equivalent ball and tower mills, and more streamlined installation and maintenance requirements. Widely used in base metals, PGM, iron ore, industrial applications and gold processing plants, it is a popular choice for regrinding concentrates, fine/ultra-fine grinding and mainstream grinding.“We have recently completed design, FAT, procurement and checking an IsaMill package destined for Peru,” MIPAC Project Manager Brian Forrester says. “Our engineers have demonstrated the ability to apply local standards and seamlessly integrate these packages into a number of large projects.“At any one time, MIPAC interfaces with numerous EPCMs around the world including Hatch, Bechtel, Jacobs, SNC-Lavilin, and Fluor/AMEC.”MIPAC is currently engineering IsaMills packages for:Thompson Creek Metals – Endako expansion , British Colombia, CanadaErnest Henry Mine – magnetite project, Queensland, AustraliaEastern Platinum tailings treatment plant, Marikana, South AfricaXstrata Copper – Antapaccay, Tintaya, PeruTerrane Metals – Mount Milligan project, British Colombia, CanadaVale Ontario Operations – Clarabelle mill, CORe flotation project, Sudbury, CanadaNewcrest Mining, Telfer, Western Australia.
In terms of the general outlook for the week, Met Éireann says that there’ll be some rain around, but below normal levels for June: Monday 12 Jun 2017, 7:07 AM Short URL Share1777 Tweet Email4 Temperatures to go back into the 20s as we’re set for sunnier, warmer weather all this week Showers will be few and far between this week, forecasts Met Éireann. 20 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3439106 Source: Met Éireann/Twitter A southwesterly airflow will persist over Ireland. Atlantic coastal counties will see rain or showers at times, but amounts will be below normal. A lot of dry weather elsewhere with just occasional showers. Mild, with temperatures normal or slightly above.Temperatures will persist in the high teens and early twenties all week, with tomorrow and Friday predicted to be the best days.It’ll be breezy and cloudy throughout the week, however, with winds set to be strong in Atlantic coastal areas at times.Looking further ahead, next weekend looks set to continue the trend of scattered showers and high temperatures.Read: FactCheck: Is ‘exam weather’ really an Irish climate phenomenon?Read: Another rainfall warning issued but sunny spells expected tomorrow Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 45,517 Views Jun 12th 2017, 7:07 AM Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie By Sean Murray THE WEATHER IS set to improve this week, with less rain, more sunny spells and warmer temperatures.Today will set the tone for the rest of the week, with just a few scattered showers along with bright, sunny spells on a generally cloudy day, forecasts Met Éireann.Temperatures will range between 15 to 18 degrees, while there will be moderate southwest winds.It’ll be even milder tomorrow, with temperatures set to reach as high as 20 degrees. Generally cloudy, with a few scattered showers. Rain & drizzle will spread from the SW this afternoon & evening. Breezy, highs 15to18C.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 12, 2017
HTC dévoile par erreur un nouveau smartphone 3DLe fabricant HTC a dévoilé un nouveau modèle de smartphone dans une vidéo en ligne. Chacun y va de sa petite hypothèse pour identifier le modèle en question.HTC a malencontreusement dévoilé dans une vidéo en ligne un nouveau smartphone qui pourrait être le prototype 4G LTE. Celui-ci est doté de deux capteurs photos. Il pourrait en outre se classer parmi les smartphones 3D. Mais s’agit-il d’un prototype qui a évolué vers le HTC EVO 3D ou bien de son futur successeur ? Difficile à dire… À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Selon HTC Hub (lien non disponible), les caractéristiques techniques de l’appareil semblent être les suivantes : un écran 3D de 4,3 pouces affichant en qHD (960 x 540 pixels). Il serait équipé d’un processeur double-coeur Qualcomm S4 et d’une batterie de 1950 mAh. Des caractéristiques identiques au smartphone One S, en somme.En attendant plus d’informations sur cette fuite, il faut bien prendre en compte qu’HTC travaille peut-être déjà au successeur du EVO 3D. Car son concurrent direct sur le marché des smartphones 3D, LG, a pour sa part déjà commencé à plancher sur son Optimus 3D Max. Pas de temps mort en coulisses concernant les nouveaux smartphones ! Le 7 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambert
We’ve learned some new details on what fans can expect from Avengers: Endgame when it returns to theaters this weekend with new bonus content. The seven extra minutes of additional footage will include an intro from co-director Anthony Russo, a Stan Lee tribute, an unfinished deleted scene, and a tease for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Plus we’ve got this nifty exclusive Infinity Gauntlet poster. I understand this reference.Perhaps the biggest proof of all that Avengers: Endgame truly does represent the end of the decade-long Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it is that there was no post-credit scene at the end. Instead of teasing what was next, Marvel broke years of tradition and celebrated the core Avengers actors we had grown to love throughout the years before. The book was closed.But then a few weeks later they tacked on a new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next MCU movie out in July that continues directly after the events of Endgame. And now we’ve learned from Screen Rant that Avengers: Endgame is returning to theaters next weekend with even more post-credit scenes jammed into the three-hour movie. Content never stops baby!Specifically, Kevin Feige said, “there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie.” But instead of giving us some hint as to what Phase 4 will look like, these bits sound like something from an old DVD extra menus. “A deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.” We won’t learn about the MCU’s real next leap until Comic-Con in July.If you ask Marvel I’m sure they’ll say something about this being a way to give fans a little more time to say goodbye to their beloved characters. But let’s be real, like an extra bump during awards season, this re-release is totally a grift to push the movie over new Disney sibling Avatar’s box office record to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Right now it’s $2.743 billion vs. $2.788 billion. The studio and a disturbing number of fans with no financial stake in the #brand are committed to this goal. Hopefully if the film does make three billion dollars most of that cash will go back to the workers.Still, the extended version of Avengers: Endgame can’t be any worse than the dumb “de-feminized” edit. And as always, Iron Man will be completely right. Watch: Marvel and Square Enix’s ‘Avengers’ Gameplay Still Creeps Us OutWhat to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019 Stay on target
Time, like many of its Time Inc. sister brands, has a substantial presence on social media, touting itself as the number one news brand on Google+, with more than 1.1 million followers, and the number 3 news brand on Twitter, with more than 3.6 million followers. The brand has upwards of 35,000 Foursquare followers, 537,000 Facebook fans and is active on Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and a newer platform, Stamped, where it shares movie reviews.But these on-air hangouts are very different from what the other networks are offering—at least for now, says Cathy Sharik, managing editor of Time.com, who adds that testing out what’s new and exciting is an important part of Time’s larger social media strategy. “It was a trial,” Sharick tells Folio:. “There are definitely some things we would do differently next time, but it was a big success in that we got these cover subjects to come to life and were able to bring people together from New York City, DC and across the country. We would have never been able to do that otherwise.”A lesson learned, according to Sharick, is to start early in reaching out to followers and figuring out which cover stories might work best.Going forward, Sharick says, Time is considering additional On Air hangouts for its election and Olympics coverage, as well as its list franchises. Time hosted a non-On Air hangout in December 2011 on violence and video games.While Pinterest has been dominated—at least in the U.S.—by women, Google+ has been known for attracting more male than female users, especially from the tech field, but Sharick says that as the network grows, the demographics are changing, drawing more people with specific interests.More on this topic A Case Study in Google+: National Geographic Catherine Sharick Glamour Uses Google+ to Offer Integrated Ad Buys, Custom Content Time.com Relaunches With Responsive Design Make Magazine Launches Interactive Google Partnership Time.com Taps Daily Beast Vet as Managing EditorJust In Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by Last week, Time magazine hosted its first Google+ “Hangout On Air,”a video chat that is streamed live to the public and shared via Google+, YouTube and Time.com. Hangouts On Air are an offshoot of Google+’s standard Hangouts and allow brands to broadcast their group chats live. The New York Times, CBS This Morningand Conan O’Brien are among the other media brands who have tested the service, which became available to all users in May after a beta launch in 2011.Time associate social media editor Amy Lombard hosted the hangout, which ran for about 23 minutes, along with Jose Antonio Vargas, writer of Time’s most recent cover story, “We Are Americans-Just Not Legally.” Four of the article’s self-described “undocumented American” subjects also joined in.Prior to the event, Time reached out to its followers on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to solicit questions for the speakers and drive viewership, using the hashtags #askTIME and #WeAreAmericans.
File photo of the Montana Creek East Fire in June 2015. (Courtesy of Baker River Hotshots)Alaskans will be headed outdoors to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer for many, but fire managers are reminding state residents that the risk of wildfire is extremely high and they are urging caution.Download AudioState Fire Information Officer Tim Mowry says even though some areas have received some rainfall and cooler weather, it’s been spotty.“It doesn’t take long for what rain we’ve had to dry out and those fuels to become dry again and are receptive to any kind of ignition source,” he said.There have already been about 150 wildfires reported in Alaska this year – most of them human-caused.One of those fires was a 2-acre blaze in Anchorage, which Mowry says highlights an issue of growing concern among fire managers – drones.Mowry says drones impact aviation similarly to birds; they are small, move unpredictably, fly at lower altitudes where fire fighting aircraft operate, and he says they can potentially bring down helicopters and planes.Mowry says federal safety protocols, which the state follows, say if a drone is spotted in the area, all firefighting air operations must cease until it’s confirmed the drone is no longer in the air space.“So that means if we’ve got helicopters responding to a fire to drop water on a fire or we’ve got air retardant tankers coming in to drop retardant and they can’t operate because there’s a drone in the airspace, that means that fire gets bigger, that fire threatens homes, properties, lives,” he said.Mowry says time is critical in the initial attack on a fire.With low humidity and temperatures predicted to hit the mid-70s throughout much of Southcentral Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula over the weekend, Mowry says fire conditions could worsen.“People still need to be vigilant and use caution with anything that can start a wildfire,” he said.Burn bans are currently in effect in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, but could change over the weekend.Burn permits in AlaskaFind your local forestry officeAre there burn permit suspensions in my area?Alaska Interagency Coordination CenterAlaska Wildfire Information
Microsoft reaches 3/5 of its 1 billion Windows devices goal by Martin Brinkmann on November 30, 2017 in Windows – 29 commentsMicrosoft’s Windows 10 operating system has reached a new milestone recently; the operating system is installed on more than 600 million devices as of November 2017 according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who revealed the figure at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting.When Microsoft launched Windows 10 back in 2015, it set a very ambitious goal of getting the operating system on 1 billion devices over the course of two or three years.Microsoft managed to get a lot of devices to upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release through a combination of offering the upgrade for free to customers, and some shady practices which practically forced the upgrade on some Windows 7 or Windows 8 systems.The installed device count reached 200 million active devices at the end of 2015, and 500 million in May 2017.Now, six months later, the figure increased to 600 million active devices, or 3/5 of Microsoft’s initial goal of getting 1 billion devices on the operating system in the first couple of years.As Woody Leonhard mentions on his site AskWoody, Nadella’s figure reveals active devices and not active users. It is unclear what device types Microsoft included in the figure; the most likely explanation is that the company included any device that runs Windows 10 and meets the “active device” criteria.This would mean that the figure includes Xbox One devices, embedded systems, tablets, smartphones, the Surface Hub, and any other device type that runs Windows 10.Microsoft still has a couple of months before Windows 10 reaches the three year anniversary mark in July 2018. If the current trend continues, figures could rise another 100 million or so active devices to 700 million in total.Microsoft will likely miss the 1 billion devices figure by year three however, and may need another year or even more than that to reach that initial goal.The 1 billion devices mark would not be that far-off if Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile strategy would not have been a total disaster.In related notes, AdDuplex released its Windows 10 versions report for November 2017 as Günter Born noted on his site. The company accumulates the information from about 5000 Windows Store applications that use the company’s SDK.According to the report, devices running the Fall Creators Update edition hit 20.4% worldwide in November 2017. The Creators Update still dominates the field with its 63.5% of installations, and the Anniversary Update follows in third-place with 13.6% of all installations.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft reaches 3/5 of its 1 billion Windows devices goalDescriptionMicrosoft’s Windows 10 operating system has reached a new milestone recently; the operating system is installed on more than 600 million devices as of November 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement