Virtual Learning Event October 2015 – Session 4

first_imgVLE 4 | What’s on the Web? Family Violence Resource ToolkitSession 4Date: October 29, 2015Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm EasternLocation: What’s on the Web?: Family Violence Resource ToolkitCreative Commons Licensing [Flickr, Strive to Grow Anywhere, October 18, 2014]Tabitha McCoy, MS and Christina Rackley Herron, MS, will offer online resources and mobile applications pertinent to professionals working with individuals, children and families experiencing domestic violence.  MFLN Family Development will be offering 1.5 National Association of Social Worker (NASW) and 1.5 Georgia Marriage & Family Therapy CE Credits for each of our professional development training sessions, click here to learn more.MFLN FD Early Intervention is offering CE Credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois. To find out further information, click here. Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee,  Texas & Virginia participants can obtain a Certificate of Completion to submit to their credentialing agencies for review for CE credits. The EI team is actively pursuing more CE opportunities in states other than Illinois. Please check back frequently to the webinar Learn Event web page to receive updates on our progress.For more information on future presentations in the 2015 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

Winning Large Clients

first_imgIf you are going to win large clients, you have to start by targeting large clients. Without targeting large accounts you are leaving their acquisition to chance. It’s nice to get lucky, but that isn’t a long-term strategy. Luck loves a hustler.You are also going to have to spend more time pursuing your dream clients with the potential to spend more with you. If you are going to spend more time with prospective large accounts, you are going to have to spend less time with smaller prospective clients. Your results will follow your effort and energy.Using only the phone as your pursuit plan isn’t likely to work as quickly or as effectively as you need it to. You are going to have to nurture the prospective large accounts over time, especially since they are likely to have deep relationships with your competitors, the kind that come with a high switching cost. You’re going to need to drip value, and become known as a value creator.By and large, bigger accounts spending bigger money have a bigger decision to make. Their risks are greater. So it’s less likely you can win a large client by meeting with only one “decision-maker.” You are going to have to identify multiple stakeholders as entry points. Creating and winning an opportunity within these prospective clients will require that you first build consensus around change and then consensus around your solution.Winning bigger deals requires a more systematic process. A larger, high visibility, high-value, must win deal requires a sales process that serves that outcome. It doesn’t mean that the process needs to be complex for complexity sake. But it does mean that you have to create value for your prospective client at every stage, and that you obtain the outcomes that increase the likelihood of your winning a deal.The solution you create for large accounts is likely to require customization. You may have to bend your solution to fit your prospective clients’ exact needs. The sale that you make to the larger prospect may require an equally large sale to the stakeholders inside your own company. The internal sale may be the more difficult one.Serving large clients means taking a greater level of accountability. You are no longer “dropping your solution off at the door.” Instead, you have to be responsible for ensuring the execution of your solution and that your prospective client achieves the strategic outcomes they were promised when they bought from you.This is what it takes to win large accounts. Not only are these things different from a smaller sale, but who you are may also have to be different. You have to be someone the stakeholders in a large account believes to be a worthwhile partner.last_img read more

22 days agoArsenal midfielder Willock praises Emery: He gives youngsters a chance

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal midfielder Willock praises Emery: He gives youngsters a chanceby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJoe Willock has praised Unai Emery for giving Arsenal’s youngsters a chance. Alongside peers Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli, Willock was instrumental in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege.It was the 20-year-old’s ninth appearance from 10 possible games across all competitions.He told BT Sport:”One of my targets is to get more goals in my game and it’s even better that my goal and my team’s goals has also come with a clean sheet.”The manager told us to keep going even if it’s three or four nil. We want to get the ball back and get more goals. He drills that into us.”We have a manager here who wants to play youngsters and I have to make sure I take my chances and prove why that is the way forward.” last_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RB Josh Adams Sprinted For A 98-Yard TD Against Wake Forest

first_imgJosh Adams stiff arms a defender on his way to the endzone.Josh Adams TDNo C.J. Prosise, no problem for Notre Dame. Freshman Josh Adams, who is filling in for Prosise, just broke off a 98-yard touchdown run to put the No. 4 Irish up 21-0 on Wake Forest.Buried at the their own 1 following a fourth-down stop, Notre Dame called for a quarterback sneak on first down before handing to Adams on 2nd-and-9. The result was the longest run ever at Notre Dame Stadium and the longest play from scrimmage in program history. Josh Adams takes it 98 yards To. The. House!!! 21-0 Notre Dame #WAKEvsND pic.twitter.com/d2ikSHNqTj— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) November 14, 2015Nasty stiff-arm there too from Adams.Stiff arm to paradise https://t.co/k95mgyRFX9— Boba Bettis (@CBusIrish) November 14, 2015Not too bad for the freshman.last_img

How Much The A’s Reportedly Ended Up Offering Kyler Murray

first_imgKyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)When the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway next Thursday, there is a chance Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray’s name is called with the No. 1 overall pick. If it isn’t, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner shouldn’t have to wait long to be chosen.It has been a whirlwind few months for Murray, who the Oakland A’s selected with the ninth overall pick of last June’s MLB Draft. It was a bold move, especially considering Oakland agreed to give Murray a $4.6 million bonus to sign with them and commit to baseball.However, after a huge fall on the gridiron, many began to wonder if Murray would have a change of heart. Eventually, he did, and spurned the A’s to pursue his football career.Murray has to pay back the portion of his bonus that he’s already received, as well as forfeit the rest of it. According to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, the $4.6 million is only the beginning of what Murray is giving up by picking football.Per Klemko’s latest feature, the A’s offered Murray eight figures in guaranteed money when they tried to persuade him to stick with baseball earlier this winter.Here’s what Murray wasn’t disclosing, though. According to a source close to the family, the A’s contingent that visited Kyler in January offered him a contract worth $14 million in guaranteed cash, in addition to his signing bonus. (The deal would have required that Oakland take the extreme step of adding Murray to its 40-man roster and would have paid out a figure similar to that of a top 10 NFL draft pick. For context, Bears linebacker Roquan Smith, who went eighth in 2018, signed a four-year deal worth $18.5 million.) But Kyler turned down that offer, and his family has kept those financials out of the media.That’s a strong offer by Oakland. Sure, Murray would have a way to go before he could earn a lucrative major league contract, but $14 million just to get your foot in the door is tough to turn down.Murray has been rumored to be the preferred target of the Arizona Cardinals, who owns the No. 1 pick, throughout this offseason. However, Arizona would presumably need to work out a trade of last year’s first-round pick, quarterback Josh Rosen, to make room for Murray.The 2019 NFL Draft will be held April 25-27 in Nashville.last_img read more

Sleep With the Fishes at the World’s First Two-Story Underwater Hotel Suite

first_img (c) 2018 Conrad Hotels & Resorts Previous 1 of 5 (c) 2018 Conrad Hotels & Resorts Overwater bungalows have been all the rage since well before 2018, but we’re witnessing a whole new era of hotel awesomeness and Conrad Hotels is leading the charge. The luxury hotel brand has just announced what is believed to be the world’s first underwater bungalow and it looks every bit as amazing as it sounds.Located at the exclusive Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, THE MURAKA (the all-caps seems intentional to highlight how over-the-top this room is) is an exclusive, two-story villa that lies 16 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean. Its design is a bit like an oversized fish tank — albeit, a multimillion-dollar, ultra-high-end fish tank.The master quarters on the ocean floor house a king-sized bedroom, a private bathroom with dual vanities, and a secluded living area — all wrapped in a panoramic glass dome with unparalleled views of the local marine life. It’s all possible through a state-of-the-art industrial acrylic design that’s truly one-of-a-kind. (c) 2018 Conrad Hotels & Resorts Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair (c) 2018 Conrad Hotels & Resorts Sleep With the Fishes at the World’s First Two-Story Underwater Hotel Suite Close (c) 2018 Conrad Hotels & Resorts World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Editors’ Recommendations Next The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer From the lower quarters, a spiral staircase leads upward to sea level with an additional living room, more bedrooms, and a private infinity pool and relaxation deck that faces the sunrise. If that isn’t enough, there’s also a private gym, butler’s quarters, a kitchen, a bar, and an ocean-facing bathtub. In total, the bungalow sleeps nine guests (or one honeymooning couple with no interest in sharing).Conrad Hotels was the very first luxury hotel brand to debut in the Maldives. Like similar hotels in the island country, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the pinnacle of five-star travel. The overwater bungalows are among the swankiest in the world, plus guests have the run of two spas, three pools, and 12 restaurants, including the world’s first underwater restaurant, Ithaa. It’s also situated among the best diving and water sports opportunities in the country. Suffice to say, this is the definition of “honeymoon-worthy.” However, Conrad still saw fit to drop USD $15 million to design and develop THE MURAKA (literally “coral” in Dhivehi — the local Maldivian language) just to make sure they’re not being outdone.THE MURAKA at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is scheduled to open to guests in late 2018. No word yet on price, though the best rates for overwater villas currently start near USD $1,000 per night. Interested guests are encouraged to book now by calling the hotel directly.Until then, you can check out the stunning sister resort in Tahiti, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui.last_img read more

Hindu party seeks control of entire 277 acre disputed land

first_imgNew Delhi: Muslims have not been allowed to enter the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid structure in Ayodhya since 1934, a Hindu group told the Supreme Court on Tuesday and sought the control and management of the entire 2.77 acre land which is under dispute.Nirmohi Akhara, one of the parties to the case, said while advancing the arguments that the structure has been in its exclusive possession. The day-to-day hearing in the case commenced Tuesday after the efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation failed. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by senior advocate Sushil Jain, appearing for Nirmohi Akhara, that it was seeking management and possession of the area. The bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer, began the day-to-day hearing by rejecting the plea of former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya seeking recording of the Ayodhya case proceedings. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Akhara counsel told the apex court that their suit was basically for belongings, possession and management rights. “I am a registered body. My suit is basically for belongings, possession and management rights,” said the Akhara counsel. He also told the court that the Akhara was in possession of the inner courtyard and Ram Janmasthan for hundreds of years. “We were in possession of inner courtyard and Ram Janmasthan for hundreds of years. Outer courtyard having ‘Sita Rasoi’, ‘Chabutra’, ‘Bhandar Grah’ were in our possession and it was never a part of dispute in any case,” the senior counsel told the bench. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe ongoing hearing also witnessed a heated exchange of words between the bench and senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is appearing for a Muslim party. While the bench was asking the counsel for Nirmohi Akhara to confine his arguments to civil dispute and asking him to skip reading some written statements, Dhavan interfered and said perhaps there would not be any curtailment of arguments. The CJI replied that there should not be any doubt in anybody’s mind that the hearing or the arguments would be curtailed in any manner. Dhavan did not stop and again said that is what he was saying and made some statement. At this, the CJI said, “Dr Dhavan, keep the dignity of the court.” Dhavan said that he had replied to some questions only. The bench told him, “Please keep in mind that you are officer of the Court and all we are saying that we are not going to curtail anybody’s arguments”. The counsel representing Nirmohi Akhara claimed right over disputed 2.77 acre Ram janmabhumi-Babri Masjid land and said they have been possessing, managing and worshipping Lord Ram Lalla since time immemorial at the site. “In any case, you have been given one-third of disputed area in preliminary decree by the High Court,” the bench told the Nirmohi Akhara’s counsel. The counsel for Nirmohi Akhara referred to the Allahabad High Court findings on the issues framed in the land dispute. “Before 1934, Muslims were offering regular prayers, High court had noted in the verdict,” the bench observed. The counsel for Nirmohi Akhara quoted the high court verdict and said that since 1934 to 1949, Muslims were offering Friday prayers at the disputed structure. Citing another evidence, the counsel said that absence of provision for ‘wuzu’, by which Muslims wash hands and body parts before Namaz, at disputed site was interpreted by the high court to arrive at the conclusion that prayers were not being offered there since long and thus it had ceased to be a mosque. The hearing in the case would continue in the afternoon. Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, constructed at the disputed site in the 16th century by Shia Muslim Mir Baqi, was demolished.last_img read more

Alberta halts construction of lab so incoming UCP has chance to review

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta has halted construction of a medical superlab, saying it wants to allow the just-elected United Conservative government time to review the project.An Alberta infrastructure representative says in an email that the “pause” is intended to minimize costs incurred before the new government has the opportunity to conduct a review.*The $590 million lab near the University of Alberta’s south campus was announced by the NDP government in 2016, and former health minister Sarah Hoffman noted last month that site preparation was underway.But Premier-designate Jason Kenney has called the project unnecessary and promised to scrap it if elected.The lab was intended to bring existing laboratories and staff under one roof to process the more than 30 million tests conducted in the province every year.Kenney has said the project would do nothing to improve patient services, and that a UCP government would also put the NDP’s plans for a lab-testing superagency on hold while consulting on the best way to deliver lab services.*An edit was made to clarify that the lab is not on the U of A campus but near itlast_img read more

WHY MISSY PEREGRYM RELATED SO MUCH TO HER SAVING HOPE ROLE

first_img Facebook The TV Junkies: There’s a lot of Rookie Blue alums that are involved in Saving Hope. Is that how this opportunity to do a few episodes came about?Missy Peregrym: Well, yes because it’s the same team of people and a lot of the Saving Hopewriters were on Rookie Blue. It was great, the same crew and I was just really happy to go back. It felt like a little bit of a reunion actually, but also super strange because it’s not what I used to do at all. It was just nice to be back in Toronto, I was happy to do that and see everybody.READ MORE Login/Register With: Things in our TV universe just seem better when Missy Peregrym is on our TV screen. It’s no secret we here at The TV Junkies loved and miss Rookie Blue, so we were overjoyed at the prospect of Peregrym’s two episode guest appearance on Saving Hope this season. As we saw last week, Peregrym is playing Layla, a self-help guru, who Alex (Erica Durance) helped through surgery. Peregrym returns Thursday night, as Layla convinces Alex to let her use her new age techniques to try and heal whatever is going on with Alex.This Saving Hope guest role won’t be the only time we can catch Peregrym. She has joined Season 2 of Syfy’s Van Helsing as Scarlett Harker and will make her debut when it premieres this fall. Not much is known about Scarlett, but Peregrym was able to share some about her experience joining Van Helsing when we recently spoke to her. She also discussed with us why she related so much to Layla and why, after taking some time after Rookie Blue, she feels more ready than ever to get back to work. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

UN official joins condemnation of deadly subway bombings in Moscow

31 March 2010The United Nations refugee chief has added his voice to the chorus of international condemnation at this week’s suicide bombings in the Moscow subway system, describing the twin attacks as “an appalling and heartless crime.” António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, issued a statement yesterday in which he said he had learned with great sadness of the bomb attacks on Monday morning that killed at least 39 people and injured dozens of others. “I extend my sincere condolences to the families of all those who’ve been affected,” Mr. Guterres said, adding he offered his sympathies to the Russian Government and people. Media reports say the attacks occurred within 40 minutes of each during the morning rush hour at the Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations, with witnesses stating that the attacks were carried out by female suicide bombers. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council members have also condemned the bombings and stressed that no acts of terrorism can ever be justified, regardless of their motivation. read more

UN official urges disarmament commission to tackle problem of nuclear weapons

Jayantha Dhanapala, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament, told the Commission, which today opened its annual three-week session, that it had a unique role to play thanks to its universal membership and the fact that nuclear disarmament was a key focus of its work. He pointed to the limitations of other forums, noting that the Conference on Disarmament had been unable to reach a consensus on its work agenda in recent years, while the issue of nuclear arms was just one among many questions dealt with by the General Assembly’s Disarmament and International Security Committee.The Commission, he said, had an “impressive” record of achievement in forging a consensus on key sets of guidelines — on the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones, on conventional arms control, on international arms transfers, on regional approaches to disarmament, and on information concerning military matters. “These guidelines are not mere pieces of parchment, but are invaluable, even inspirational tools for concrete national and international initiatives,” he said.The Under-Secretary-General also called attention to the devastation caused by an “ever-expanding variety” of conventional arms. By some estimates, over 5 million people had been killed in conflicts in the post-Cold War era. The illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons had evolved from a national and regional problem into a “crisis of truly global proportions,” he said.”This expenditure, this loss of life, and this disrespect for the rule of law has eroded human security everywhere,” he observed. “It is therefore highly appropriate that the Commission would again focus its attention on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms.”Mr. Dhanapala pointed to the many advantages of such confidence-building measures, noting that controls that reduce the intensity or duration of armed conflicts freed resources for other uses. They also enhanced prospects for economic and social development. “Even the environment stands to gain from progress,” he said.The Under-Secretary-General emphasized that “the wider the gains, the wider will be the political support for the new controls, and the greater will be the likelihood that they will be adopted and enforced.” read more

States must fight terrorism while safeguarding human rights UN official says

Countries have an obligation to fight international terrorism, but in the process they must also protect human rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said today in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).”States have not just a right – they have a duty – to protect themselves and protect their populations from this new threat of terrorism such as the one that occurred last year and again this year in Bali and more recently in Moscow,” Mr. Vieira de Mello said in response to questions. The High Commissioner noted that under international treaties, States could suspend some civil and political rights in case of an immediate threat to their security. “We don’t welcome the suspension of any such rights but when they are suspended they should be suspended in transparency,” he said.Asked specifically about the United States, Mr. de Mello replied that “no one disputes” the country’s right to detain people who may possess important information which would enable Washington to prevent further attacks on civilian targets. But he cautioned that “in doing so, the suspension of certain fundamental rights such as access to a defence lawyer, contacts with families and ultimately the right to be taken to court if charges are levelled against these individuals is something that can not be denied indefinitely.”The High Commissioner said he had discussed these concerns with US officials, as had others. “I believe that together we can influence the policies of the United States on this question,” he said, noting that officials in Washington “are themselves having internal debates on this question.”To a question on the situation in the Middle East, Mr. Vieira de Mello voiced sympathy for the “appalling” conditions prevailing in the occupied Palestinian territory. Fundamentally, he stressed, the region requires a comprehensive solution such as that being presented by the diplomatic Quartet, which is comprised of the UN, United States, European Union and Russian Federation. “The only way for all human rights of Palestinians and Israelis to be actually respected – to be granted to all of you, which is what you deserve – is a settlement of this conflict,” he said. read more

Missouri St scraps past W Kentucky 8478 ends 5game skid

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Tulio Da Silva scored 18 points, Keandre Cook and Ryan Kreklow 15 each as Missouri State battled past Western Kentucky 84-78 Wednesday night, ending a five-game losing streak.Jarred Dixon scored six of his 11 points with clutch 3-pointers in the final three minutes of a game that saw 11 lead changes. Dixon buried a 3 from the corner that gave Missouri State (4-5) a nine-point lead with 2:59 remaining but WKU’s Taveion Hollingsworth scored his fourth trey of the game bringing the Hilltoppers to within six again.Kreklow hit a 3 that put Missouri State ahead 77-68 with 1:19 to go, but the Hilltoppers reeled off six straight and came as close as 77-74. Dixon drained his clutch 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 48.7 seconds on the clock, boosting the Bears’ lead to 80-74. Missouri State made 4 of 5 from the free throw line to close it out.Hollingsworth led Western Kentucky (4-4) with 24 points.The Associated Press read more

Ohio State quarterbacks battle for the firststring spot

OSU quarterback J.T. Barrett speaks to the media March 12.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Senior Lantern reporterMuch like this offseason, last year, the Ohio State football team had a heated battle for the quarterback depth chart on its hands.Only then, the race was on for the No. 2 slot.Now, the two contenders for last year’s backup spot — redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt-junior Cardale Jones — are entrenched in a race for the starting job with the incumbent heading into the 2014 campaign, redshirt-senior Braxton Miller.Jones said it’s easy for people to forget that the quarterbacks are constantly in competition, even if the starter is firmly in place.“It’s always been a competition to us,” Jones said Thursday. “Ever since I stepped on campus when (former OSU quarterback) Kenny (Guiton) was here, it’s always been a competition.”Barrett agreed with his teammate that the situation isn’t new for the Buckeyes.“Last year at this time, Braxton was coming off his surgery, me and Cardale was competing for the No. 2 spot,” Barrett said. “So it’s still the same, we still critique each other, run around and give each other advice. Braxton and Cardale help me, and I try to do my best to help them.“There’s no bad blood out here. We’re all still friends and trying to help each other.”Jones said while he and his teammates are aware of the ongoing competition, his main focus isn’t on next season, but rather just working to improve.“I don’t know (how the competition will play out). That’s up to the coaches. I’m just going through the spring, trying to get better,” Jones said.The Glenville High School product added that he doesn’t think that any decisions will be made for the foreseeable future, which helps alleviate some of the pressure.“I don’t think anything will be decided in the preseason. That’s not up to me, but I don’t think I have an advantage over the guys, because they’re still doing things to get better. Quarterbacks always get better,” he said.The résumés of the three quarterbacks could only make the situation murkier for coach Urban Meyer and new co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck.Miller is a two-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, and Barrett is the reigning holder of that title. Jones made three starts last season, throwing for 742 yards as a starter — which just so happened to come in emphatic victories in the Big Ten Championship Game, Allstate Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff National Championship Game.However, Jones said he thinks, in the eyes of both the candidates and the coaching staff, that the past is the past and should not play into the decision of who the best man for the job is in 2015.“That really don’t mean anything now,” Jones said. “That meant a lot to us, going through that run we had, but I don’t think last year’s going to affect the competition for this year.“If we would’ve won or lost the national championship or Big Ten championship, I still would’ve come into spring the same.”OSU quarterback Cardale Jones speaks to the media March 12.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Senior Lantern reporterBarrett said the on-field abilities of the trio are not in question. What the battle could come down to, he said, are some of the other qualities that a coach needs out of his quarterback.“For me to be that guy, I think just being able to lead the guys around me,” Barrett said. “I think all three of us definitely have the ability to definitely go out there and play good, but being able to go out there and lead the people who may not have the same ability and give them confidence will be big.”One advantage over the competition that Jones might hold is the ability to work with the team as spring practice begins. Barrett is still recovering from a fractured right ankle suffered Nov. 29 against Michigan, while Miller’s road to recovery from August shoulder surgery is still ongoing.Barrett said he is on track in his recovery, but there is no timetable for the Wichita Falls, Texas, native to see the field. He said he is more concerned with entering the competition healthy than returning quickly.“I’m on schedule, but there’s not really a set date where I’ll be ready to pass and run, things like that. It’s really just how I feel,” Barrett said.An update on Miller’s return to the field was not available Thursday, as the redshirt-senior opted not to speak with the media after practice.One thing Barrett doesn’t expect to see in 2015 is a two- or three-quarterback system. He said that he believes one player will be the starter, and the other two will simply be waiting in the wings.But if Barrett is not named the first-stringer, he doesn’t anticipate a loss in motivation.“If I’m not the starter, then obviously I’m not doing something right. I can always get better,” Barrett said. “So I would keep trying to get better.“Somebody’s going to be the best quarterback for Ohio State, so whoever that is, I think that’s going to be a great situation for our team, and we just let the other two guys know that they need to get better and have things to work on.”OSU will have until Sept. 7 to select the starter, when it is scheduled to open the season against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. read more

Notch making good progress towards 0x10c playable release

first_imgIn April Markus Persson, better known as Notch, decided on what his next big game would be. Having seen so much success with the launch of Minecraft he had the time and funds to do whatever he wanted. What he chose was a space MMO carrying the unusual name of 0x10c.So far we know that players will be in command of their own ship and can run around it like an FPS. Your ship will have a set amount of watts that must power everything, meaning there’s going to be lots of choice about what to run (shields, weapons, etc.), but a strict limit on how much of it can be powered up at any one time.Notch‘s main goal at the moment is getting to a first playable release. He intends to treat this game like the development of Minecraft where he releases publicly early and then develops alongside people playing it. And the good news is, he’s making great progress and has just today released the video you see above.It’s mainly an art test and experiment with dynamic lighting, but it does show a lot of progress has been made considering he started from scratch and has only been working on it a little over 6 months. We’ve got a 3D textured environment, collision detection, weapon use, and the latest feature–dynamic lighting.Your guess is as good as mine as to when a playable version will be released. I hope for Notch’s sake he’s been spending a long time building a solid backend as this won’t be like Minecraft that came out of nowhere and slowly built a following. Everyone is waiting for Notch’s next game and thousands of gamers will be eagerly waiting to sign up and login from day one.Track the progress of 0x10c over at the official website and forums.last_img read more

Share HoloLens Holograms With Microsoft Spectator View Cam

first_imgStay on target Microsoft HoloLens 2 Augments Reality AgainNext-Gen HoloLens Adds AI Capabilities Stepping into a virtual or augmented reality is a wholly singular experience; no two people will follow the exact same path. Which is great if you’re hawking a video game or interactive movie.But head-mounted displays are finding their way into more applications, many of which require a third-person perspective—a way for the public to participate.Microsoft this week released blueprints to build the same technology the company uses to bring HoloLens demonstrations to life.“We knew that we needed to create a way to connect the experience of someone wearing a HoloLens with that of an audience (whether that audience is one person or 100 people),” Brandon Bray, principal program manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog entry.The solution: a spectator view camera featuring Mixed Reality Capture (MRC).Instead of simply watching someone with a bulky headset flail about an empty room, the camera lets folks see the same holograms as the wearer, as well as how that person is interacting with their mixed reality experience.Redmond built this technology with three specific intentions: for capturing photos of a mixed reality scene, shooting video of a holographic environment in action, and live streaming holographic content to an audience.And now anyone (with some development experience) can create their own spectator view camera in one day. Just head to GitHub for the official documentation and step-by-step instructions.You’ll need the proper hardware, including a DSLR camera with HDMI output, a HoloLens, and a Wi-Fi-enabled PC; most gaming and workstation computers are powerful enough for the job.Before getting started, ensure your app is a shared experience that can run on a HoloLens and a desktop. Then complete any necessary calibrations, so the HMD and DSLR are aligned, and start sharing holographic creations.Check out the video below, designed “to help walk you through the steps to bring your spectator view camera to life,” Bray wrote in the blog.last_img read more

JLeague accidentally confirm Torres signing

first_imgThe J-League accidentally published an article on their official website confirming that  Sagan Tosu had completed the signing of Fernando TorresThe 34-year-old has left Atletico Madrid after winning the Europa League, the first trophy that Torres has ever won with his boyhood club.Recently the former Liverpool and Chelsea forward has been linked with moves to Japan, China and America, as he enters the twilight phase of his career.But the J-League accidentally published an article stating that Torres had agreed to join Sagan Tosu in Japan, which was quickly taken down – but not before it was widely shared across social media.???????? pic.twitter.com/2qbQnTcs8B— masanari (@masa_forza) May 30, 2018Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedReport: Vidic claims Aguero was his nemesis George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Nemanja Vidic claims that Sergio Aguero was his nemesis on the football field.At 37 years of age as Vidic reflects back on a career…The J-League later issued a statement apologising for the confusion and confirmed that the information was incorrect.“Today on the official website of the J.League, a page containing incorrect information regarding a player joining Sagan Tosu was made viewable. We sincerely apologize to the club, everybody involved with the club, fans and supporters for any inconvenience this may have caused,” read the statement.Today on the official website of the J.League, a page containing incorrect information regarding a player joining Sagan Tosu was made viewable. We sincerely apologize to the club, everybody involved with the club, fans and supporters for any inconvenience this may have caused.— J??? (@J_League) May 30, 2018last_img read more

Pulse nightclub survivors donate blood to Parkland community

first_imgFor Ronnie Rivera, remembering what happened is not enough.“Don’t show them that this brings us down,” he said, “show them that this brings us closer together.”Rivera, along with other survivors of the Pulse nightclub tragedy are sending their love and donations to those mourning in Parkland. “It lets me sleep at night to know that my blood will be used for good things,” he said.“You are literally helping give somebody their life back,” said Susan Forbes, the vice president of communications at OneBlood.Angel Colon said that he was at Pulse the night of the massacre, but his thoughts will be with the survivors in Parkland this week.“It’s a horrible tragedy, but we want to show them that we are here for them,” he said, “that they have our support and we are now going to fight for them as well.”The Pulse nightclub shooting claimed 49 lives. ORLANDO, Fla. (WSVN) — The Parkland community is getting love and support from Orlando residents who suffered their own loss in the 2016 nightclub shooting.In honor of the 17 victims who died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, Orlando residents have arranged a blood drive.Dozens made their way to the Pulse nightclub memorial as they continue to search for answers and remember those taken too soon.“It’s so sad, so sad,” said visitor Ada Pino. “It’s two years already, but you still feel.”The two tragedies are separated by 200 miles, but the sting remains.Pino, who lives in Kissimmee, brought her family to the Pulse nightclub memorial. “I want to show them what happened here,” she said.Six years ago on Dec. 14, her daughter was not at her job at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “Remembering is pushing people to do something about it,” Pino said. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Troy Carter Launches QA a New Music and Tech Company

first_imgTroy Carter, formerly Spotify’s global head of creator services and Lady Gaga’s manager for the first five years of her career, has teamed up with his longtime friend and business partner J. Erving to form a “new, modern music and technology company” called Q&A. The pair, who formerly worked together in Carter’s Atom Factory company, are joined by co-founder Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory, OMD) and Tim Luckow (Stem, GHouse).According to the announcement, the company seeks to “empower the next generation of artists through technology, tools and services.” In its first move toward expansion, Q&A will merge with Human Re Sources, the digital distribution and label services company launched by J. Erving in 2018. The merger allows Q&A and Human Re Sources to “build an integrated solution for artists via distribution, management, label services, and data analytics with a highly collaborative artist-driven approach,” with a stated goal of creating an ecosystem where entrepreneurial artists are supported throughout their entire career. Creative Community for Peace to Honor Top Music Execs for Second Annual Gala The first release for the merged companies is Philadelphia singer/songwriter Pink Sweat$, following on the success of Human Re Sources artists like Peter Manos, Charlotte Lawrence and Brent Faiyaz as well as the YBN collective.Carter will continue in his role as entertainment advisor to the Prince estate. As Spotify’s head of global creative services — which he described to Variety as “a sort of conduit between the music business and Spotify, a bit of a translator and a bit of a diplomat” — Carter headed up a team of several dozen employees and instituted several artist-development programs, including ones for emerging artists as well as a program to promote songwriters called Secret Genius (along with an awards show) and a songwriters’ camp. Yet perhaps more significantly he has acted as a strong and vocal liaison to the artist and industry communities.“My time spent at Spotify allowed me the opportunity to see gaps that still exists between the music business and technology,” says Carter. “Modern artists have to be more entrepreneurial than ever before. They’re looking for a lot more than music distribution, they want experienced teams that can help build long-lasting careers. We designed the company to allow artists of any size to have a shot at success. Whether you choose to stay independent or continue on to major label, our goal is to help creators through the process with a high level of service and intuitive software.”“Troy is one of the smartest and forward-thinking people I know. This industry is ever-changing and creators are more proactive today than I’ve ever seen,” says Erving. “Troy and I have always taken an artist-forward approach to the music business and we believe that artists and their needs should always be put first.” Popular on Variety Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Troy Carter’s Q&A Pacts With Warner Musiclast_img read more

Team Fortress 2 characters warn about net neutrality from the year 2082

first_imgThere has literally never been a movement quite like net neutrality. It has mobilized the Internet in a way that devil-legislation like SOPA and PIPA could not; threaten people’s monthly bills, and their wrath shall be terrible indeed. However, in reality it’s not public outrage that’s making net neutrality such a big issue, but the goliath corporate interests on both sides. One major organizing hub for net neutrality activists, NoSlowLane.com, has just released its newest augmentative video, and it shows just how much time and energy is going into this movement.The video (embedded below) shows characters from Valve’s popular online shooter Team Fortress 2. The characters are calling from the year 2082, to complain about the damage we did with our modern waffling on internet legislation. The warning is dire indeed: in 2082, abandoning net neutrality has allowed a tiered system to crop up, meaning rich companies can pay for premium service. An odd-looking female Scout leads the way, demanding that the people of today protect net neutrality while there’s still time.The animation makes the (obvious) point that by 2082 we’ll all be animated characters from an online shooter. Life under the tiered internet is like playing a super-laggy video game, moving jerkily through only that content that could make it through the pay-wall gauntlet of unchecked ISPs. The fear is that with a stifling business environment keeping new entrants from succeeding online, innovation will stagnate and the internet will die — or worse, become lame.Al Franken was the last animation character to appear in a NoSlowLane video.The year estimate seems more than a little off the mark, here; by 2082 I doubt we’ll be using anything recognizably like the internet, let alone through traditional ISPs. Still, the point remains valid — abandoning net neutrality could greatly hamper startups, or politically unpopular groups. Here in my native Canada, a carrier named Telus was caught blocking access to a union website during a strike — that’s just the beginning of the abuses possible when one interested party controls the lines of communication for everyone. The timeline, however, could be much more dire than this video warns.last_img read more