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Gardner 3 RBI as Yanks Top Sawx

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares BOSTON — Brett Gardner drove in three runs, Nathan Eovaldi pitched well into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Saturday for their 12th win in 15 games.One day after tying Willie Mays for fourth place with 660 career homers, Alex Rodriguez singled in four at-bats.The Yankees have bounced back after a 3-6 start and lead the AL East. The Red Sox are 5-9 in their last 14 games.Gardner doubled home a run in the third and gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead with a two-run single in the fifth. Chris Young hit his sixth homer of the year, a solo shot in the ninth.Eovaldi (2-0) allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings. He left after his only walk, to Blake Swihart. Chris Martin took over and Mookie Betts hit an RBI double that just missed clearing the 37-foot Green Monster for a tying home run.Dellin Betances then relieved and struck out all four batters he faced for his first save.Wade Miley (1-3) took the loss.Swihart got a hit in his first major league game. He was called up from Triple-A after catcher Ryan Hanigan broke a finger.Rodriguez hit a sharp single to left field in the eighth off Alexi Ogando after grounding out three times against Miley (1-3).Both starters pitched well after their worst outings of the season last Sunday. Eovaldi gave up four runs in 4 1-3 innings in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Miley allowed six earned runs in 2 1-3 innings in an 18-7 loss to Baltimore.On Saturday, Miley gave up a run in the third when Didi Gregorius singled, took second on a wild pitch and scored on the double by Gardner, who was thrown out trying to reach third.The Red Sox tied it in the fourth on Dustin Pedroia’s fifth homer of the year.Chase Headley led off the Yankees fifth with a double and stayed at second when Gregorio Petit’s fly to center bounced in front of Betts. After a sacrifice by Gregorius and a groundout by Jacoby Ellsbury, Gardner singled.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: RHP Ivan Nova allowed an infield hit and struck out one in 1 1-3 innings at extended spring training in his first game since elbow ligament replacement surgery a year ago. “More than I was expecting,” Nova said. “Everything was good. I’m happy.” Nova, scheduled to throw two innings Thursday at extended spring, appears on target to be back in June.Red Sox: Hanigan went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right pinkie sustained in Friday night’s 3-2 loss. Swihart came up from Pawtucket and struck out in his first at-bat before singling in the fifth when he beat out a deep grounder to second baseman Petit.UP NEXTYankees: Adam Warren (1-1, 4.35 ERA) pitches against Boston for the second time this season in Sunday night’s series finale. In his first outing, he allowed one earned run in 5 1-3 innings in an 8-4 loss in Boston on April 11.Red Sox: Joe Kelly (1-0, 4.94) faced Warren in that game and gave up one run and one hit in seven innings. He has not gotten a decision in his last three starts and allowed five runs in each of his last two.HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writerlast_img read more

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Kontron: COM Express modules with Atom, Core, and Xeon E processors now with more RAM

first_img Continue Reading Previous Greater system complexity drives need for interface standardNext RTI announces medical-grade connectivity framework Kontron is now offering COM Express modules with up to 128 GB non-ECC/ECC DDR4 memory: the COM Express module COMe-bDV7 with Intel Atom C3000 processors in Basic Type 7 form factor and the COMe-bCL6 module with the 8th generation Intel Xeon E or Intel Core processors in Basic Type 6 form factor. Both can optionally be equipped with four memory sockets enabling a maximum memory expansion of 128GB. Kontron customers benefit immediately from the availability of the new 32 GB SO-DIMMs. The new COM Express modules will be on display at embedded world 2019. The COMe-bDV7 module offers server-level computing power with up to 16 processor cores. Up to four 10GbE-KR ports provide the ideal basis for network intensive applications. The KR design allows maximum flexibility in defining the physical interface: KR for backplane connectivity, copper (RJ45), or fiber (SFP+) on the baseboard in conjunction with the appropriate PHY (Physical Layer). In addition, the NC-SI interface enables the connection of a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) on the baseboard for out-of-band remote management. This improves reliability and also helps to reduce the total operating costs. Now the COMe-bDV7 supports up to 128 GB ECC/non-ECC DDR4 memory. The result is an optimal ratio of multi-core CPU performance to memory size.The COMe-bCL6 is based on the 8th generation Intel Core or Intel Xeon E processor family with mobile chipset (CM246/QM370 PCH), which guarantees highest industrial quality and flexible application possibilities. The COM Express module is available in various processor versions, including six-core processor models. All variants can now be optionally equipped with up to 128 GB non-ECC/ECC DDR4 memory. The COM Express module supports the Intel Optane system accelerator for fast data transfer to and from high-capacity mass storage devices. The optional onboard NVMe SSD also supports the fastest storage technology currently available in a very compact design. Thanks to USB 3.1 support at up to 10Gbps, twice the bandwidth (compared to USB 3.0) can be achieved for fast data transfer. Users of the COMe-bCL6 also benefit from the powerful graphics performance of the 8th processor generation from Intel. Up to four 4K displays – three of them independent – can be controlled; UHD streaming enables high-quality video applications.Typical applications include communication, digital signage, professional gaming and entertainment, medical imaging, surveillance and security, as well as industrial plant, machine, and robot control, both at shop floor level and in the control room. In the rugged R E2S version, the COMe-bCL6 meets the specific requirements of the defense and transportation market, thanks to the integrated rapid shutdown function, ECC memory support, and suitability for use in the industrial temperature range from -40 to +85°C.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea loanee Mount tells Hudson-Odoi: Better to be playing regularly

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea loanee Mount tells Hudson-Odoi: Better to be playing regularlyby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea loanee Mason Mount has urged young players to move aboard amid Bayern Munich’s interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi.Hudson-Odoi is reportedly weighing up a move to Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga giants submitted four bids for the winger.Mount, currently with Derby, spent last season on loan with Vitesse and believes the experience of playing overseas can help young footballers.”I would say to all young players game time and experience is the most important thing,” Mount told talkSPORT.”For me to go out on loan and play in a top professional league and gain experience, rather than sitting in the Chelsea Under-23s.”I didn’t want to do that, I’d already had a year playing Under-23s and I felt that I needed to move on and test myself away from England.”It was the best decision I made because I went out there, gained so much experience and playing time, and that set me up moving on.” last_img read more

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Boxing great Mary Kom named brand ambassador of PUMA

first_img Next Boxing great Mary Kom named brand ambassador of PUMASix-time world women’s boxing champion, Mary Kom will lead PUMA’s #DoYou conversation that aims to motivate women across the nation to be strong and accomplish their goals.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 17:30 IST Mary Kom (Reuters Photo)Six-time world women boxing champion MC Mary Kom was on Monday named as a brand ambassador for global sportswear giant, PUMA for a two-year period.’Magnificent Mary’, as she is popularly known as, will be PUMA India’s new ambassador for the company’s women’s training category and shall represent the brand in marketing campaigns in the country.According to a statement, the association has been facilitated by IOS Sports and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which exclusively represents Mary Kom.A champion boxer and a super mom, Mary Kom is a role model to millions of women in India. She will lead PUMA’s #DoYou conversation that aims to motivate women across the nation to be strong and accomplish their goals.Talking about the association, Mary Kom said, “Being a woman and a mother I have faced several challenges that I have powered through, thanks to my family and team.”PUMA as a brand has always believed in supporting and encouraging women, which made it a perfect fit for me.”PUMA India Managing Director, Abhishek Ganguly said: “We are very thrilled to welcome Mary to the PUMA family. She is going to take our women’s category in India to the next level.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mary KomFollow PumaFollow India boxinglast_img read more

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Scientists call for greater advocacy of research

first_imgThe Canadian Press Three of Canada’s top environmental scientists want the federal government to listen harder to what science is saying about the future.In a letter released today, they say they want federal politicians to put aside partisan differences to address what the scientists are calling a crisis.Queen’s University biologist John Smol, who is receiving one of Canada’s top scientific honours this week, also argues in a newly published article that it’s time his colleagues hung up the lab coats and stepped outside.Smol says science is under attack and one of the results is poor progress on climate change.He acknowledges scientists have been historically reluctant to make waves, but adds researchers are increasingly willing to speak about how their work affects public policy.Smol suggests they must become more publicly active to address what he calls a crippling lack of scientific literacy in Canada.last_img read more

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Arms supplier held from Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said that they have arrested a 26-year-old man near Nursery Plantation opposite Vardhman Mall in Sector-19, Dwarka for supplying illegal fire arms to different gangs in Delhi and Haryana.The investigating agency recovered four sophisticated pistols and one country-made pistol along with two live rounds from his possession. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that the accused, identified as Sumit Kharab, was earlier arrested in 2014 in Haryana where he came in contact with several gangs which used to operate in Haryana and Delhi. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”He quickly assessed the need of illegal fire arms and profit behind it. He then engaged himself in the trade of illegal weapons,” said DCP Dwarka . Police further said in 2017, he was arrested for possessing a fire arm in the jurisdiction of Dwarka Sec-23 police station and was sent to Tihar Jail. There, he came into the contact of one inmate Aarush of Khurja, UP who was undergoing judicial custody for the offence of possessing illegal fire arm. The duo planned to procure illegal fire arms to be sold in Delhi and adjoining areas.last_img read more

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No 10 Texas women top Michigan 6952 at Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. — Jatarie White scored 16 points and No. 10 Texas defeated Michigan 69-52 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase.Audrey Warren scored a career-high 15 points and Sug Sutton finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Longhorns (5-0), who play Fordham Sunday in the tournament championship game. Michigan (4-1) will meet Washington for third place in the eight-team event.A 19-0 first-quarter run set the tone for Texas, which led 39-14 at the half and coasted from there.Deja Church scored 12 points for the Wolverines, and Amy Dilk added 10. Michigan shot 17 per cent in the first half and 29 per cent for the game.Texas moved Warren into the starting lineup in the place of Lashann Higgs, who left Friday’s 56-55 win over Quinnipiac in the first half with a knee injury. Warren — the hero of Friday’s victory after hitting what became the game-winning jumper with just under a minute left — stayed hot Saturday, making six of her nine shots.Michigan missed 23 of 24 shots in one first-half stretch, including 16 straight over a six-minute stretch of the first quarter. The deficit got to 50-24 midway through the third quarter before the Wolverines went on a small run, peeling off nine straight points to get a bit of momentum.Kayla Robbins’ layup with 7:42 left got Michigan within 54-41, but the comeback bid essentially ended there. Warren connected on a 3-pointer, Sutton added a three-point play on the next possession and Texas’ lead was back to 19.BIG PICTUREMichigan: The Wolverines had barely trailed in any of their first four games this season, facing deficits for less than two minutes out of a possible 160 minutes entering Saturday. They ran out to a 6-2 lead over Texas — and then went ice-cold.Texas: The Longhorns are 5-0 for the fifth time in seven seasons under coach Karen Aston. They’ve also won nine consecutive games played in Florida, with the last Texas loss in the Sunshine State coming 17 seasons ago.OTHER MATCHUPSSunday has the final four games of the event on tap, starting with Quinnipiac facing Ball State for seventh place, followed by Duke meeting No. 21 Missouri for fifth place. The Michigan-Washington game will be the third game up Sunday, and then Texas and Fordham play for the title.UP NEXTMichigan: Faces Washington on Sunday.Texas: Faces Fordham on Sunday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

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Prodigy frontman Keith Flint dies aged 49

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Our thoughts and condolences are with all his friends and family. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Keith and the life changing music they made and championed. RIP.”Dizzee Rascal paid tribute to Flint on Instagram describing him as “one of the nicest people I’ve ever met”.He wrote: “Today was going so well.”I remember when this video came out and I thought, ‘f— this guy is a lunatic!'”Then I opened up for the The Prodigy in 2009 at Wembley and he was was one of the nicest people I’ve met and always was every time I met him, the whole band were.”When it comes to stage few people can carry a show like him I’m proud to say I’ve seen it for myself. Iconic and a gentleman Rest in peace.”Explosive frontman who carried the sound of British raveAs the lead singer of The Prodigy, Keith Flint carried the sound of British rave music from an insular community of party-goers to an international audience – selling 30 million records worldwide in the process.The explosive frontman – known for his energetic and deranged performance style, shocking green hair and tattoos – has died aged 49. Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers tweeted: “Oh gosh, so sad to hear about  Keith Flint, he was always great fun to be around and very kind to Tom and I  when we first started doing shows together… great man.” Singer Beverley Knight wrote: “I just heard, and I am heartbroken. Once the most innovative, fearless, ballsy bands to grace a stage and Keith was perfection up front.”We have lost a Titan.”A post from electronic music duo Chase and Status said: “Absolutely devastated to hear the tragic news that the legend Keith Flint from The Prodigy has passed away. Known for their overt anti-establishment stance as much for their music, The Prodigy were vocal critics of the UK’s Criminal Justice And Public Order Act 1994, which banned the raves popularised following the so-called second summer of love in 1988 and 1989. An Essex Police spokesman said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday March 4.”We attended and sadly a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.”The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.” The Prodigy enjoyed hits with their tracks Firestarter and Breathe and were known for their fusion of techno, breakbeat and acid house, forged in the UK’s illegal rave scene, and their anti-establishment stance.An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said: “We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow.”We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance. Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene.”Flint was a founding member of the band, having initially started as a dancer when the group formed in Essex back in 1990. He eventually took on the vocals, and was famed for wild performances with matching, colourful mohawks either side of his head. Flint was the frontman for The Prodigy’s biggest hit Firestarter, which was the first single released from the band’s third album – The Fat Of The Land.  Tributes pour in for ‘iconic frontman’ Keith FlintRadio broadcaster Jo Whiley tweeted: “Oh this is sad news. The death of Keith Flint.”Whenever our paths crossed he was an absolute sweetheart. Really lovely. Incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre.” She signed off the tweet with the hashtag RIP Keith Flint.The Chemical Brothers, Kasabian and Emily Eavis are among those paying tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint following his death at 49.Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers, who rose to fame in the 1990s along with The Prodigy in the emerging rave and electronic music scene, led the tributes with a memory of Flint on Instagram.Along with a picture of himself and bandmate Tom Rowlands on stage with Flint, Simons wrote: “Such sad news about Keith Flint. This is him unexpectedly joining us on stage in 1995.”He managed to kick the power out but no one minded he was Keith from the Prodigy and he could do whatever he liked.”He was a lovely generous man, full of spirit. RIP.”A post from The Chemical Brothers’ official Twitter account said: “so sad to hear about Keith Flint, we played many gigs with the prodigy over the years and they were always friendly and supportive. BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw recalled a “life-changing moment” in his youth when seeing The Prodigy as his first gig.He wrote on Instagram: “Such a big part of my formative teenage years, posters on my wall, learning the lyrics on the bus home from school and torturing my parents with Fat Of The Land.”They don’t make em like that anymore.”Rapper Dizzee Rascal shared a grab from The Prodigy’s music video Firestarter, and wrote: “I remember when this video came out and I thought f*** this guy is a lunatic! RIP Keith Flint. Very sad to hear the news that he’s passed away. I wouldn’t do what I do without him and The Prodigy in my life. A huge inspiration to me and many others 😔 pic.twitter.com/gXb8cHJGbW— Friction (@friction) March 4, 2019 Keith Charles Flint was born on September 17 1969 in Redbridge, East London. As a child he moved to Braintree, Essex, where he met The Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett at a nightclub.They discussed music and realised they shared a taste for harder, club-ready sounds.Originally a dancer for the group, Flint was promoted to singer after he provided the vocals on the band’s song Firestarter, a track which propelled them to the mainstream.When the band released the video for the 1996 single, Flint’s performance was deemed too scary for children – meaning many music TV stations wouldn’t play it until after 9pm.Alongside band-mates Howlett and Maxim, Flint became the face of British rave.While the group were spoken of as bedfellows with other commercial dance acts like The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, they pioneered a harsher, more abrasive sound.They reached number one in the singles charts with tracks Firestarter and Breathe in 1996, and went on to score seven number one albums.But these songs were not usual dance pop fodder, instead drawing from sonic sounds inspired by the UK’s illegal rave scene. “he was an amazing front man, a true original and he will be missed.tom&ed x”Rock group Kasabian tweeted: “Keith Flint, beautiful man, incredible pioneer.”Referring to their 2006 album Empire, they added: “Remembering the special times we had together making Empire. Heartbroken. Rest in Peace Brother.”Glastonbury co-founder Eavis wrote that The Prodigy were the first dance act to play the music festival more than 20 years ago as she shared a message on Twitter.She wrote that she was “so saddened” to hear of his death, and added: “He’s played here so many times with the Prodigy and was booked for 2019. What an incredible frontman.”Along with a clip of their landmark set, she said it was a “huge, unforgettable moment”. “Then I opened up for the @theprodigyofficial in 2009 at Wembley and he was was one of the nicest people I’ve met and always was every time I met him, the whole band were.”When it comes to the stage few people can carry a show like him I’m proud to say I’ve seen it for myself. Iconic and a gentleman Rest in peace @keithflintofficial.”Radio 1’s Annie Mac said that “UK music has lost a hero” in a heartfelt Twitter post, in which she added: “My heart goes out to The Prodigy and to Keith’s loved ones.”Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown called Flint a “a beautiful human”. The group released their seventh consecutive number one album in November 2018.All but one of their studio albums hit the top spot in the UK charts, as well as a singles collection released in 2005.This placed them alongside musical heroes including Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and George Michael, each with seven number one records. We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint. He’s played here so many times with the Prodigy and was booked for 2019. What an incredible frontman. Here’s a clip from ‘97 when they were the first dance band to headline Glastonbury – a huge, unforgettable moment. pic.twitter.com/9fxKBonfVa— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) March 4, 2019 And despite being accepted by the mainstream, they never submitted to the whims of passing musical fashion.The Essex band has never wholly belonged to any genre. Whether it was the emergent rave scene at the start of the nineties, Britpop later in the decade through to more recent dubstep and EDM – they were lurking, all the time selling millions of records and just as many tickets for their incendiary live shows.During this time, Flint became known for his extreme tattoo and body piercing regime.In an interview, he revealed his most painful tattoo was the word Inflicted across his stomach, designed by Howlett.Flint said the pain felt like he was on an altar being ritualistically scarred by a Satanic beast.He was also a keen motorcyclist.Flint rode 1,500 miles from Britain to southern Spain to attend the Spanish motorcycle grand prix in 2007 and took part in club competitions.His regular riding partner was Lee Thompson, of the ska-punk band Madness.He took his interest further, creating his own racing team, Team Traction Control, which competes in the British Supersport Championship as part of the British Superbike Championship package.In 2014 Flint bought and renovated The Leather Bottle pub in the Essex village of Pleshey. His first performance as the group’s lead singer proved successful, and the record gained international acclaim, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for three weeks. The Prodigy are scheduled to tour their latest album No Tourists around the world, starting next month. Starting in Bogota, Columbia, the tour has 11 dates listed in the US throughout May, before returning to the UK via 11 dates across Europe.   He reportedly had a jar that customers had to put a pound into every time they made a “firestarter” joke when he lit the pub’s fire. It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed.We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time. pic.twitter.com/nQ3Ictjj7t— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019 Keith Flint, the frontman of British techno band The Prodigy, has died aged 49 having reportedly killed himself at home. Police confirmed that a man aged 49 was found dead at a home in Essex at 8.10am on Monday morning. The band, confirming his death, described  Flint as a pioneer, an innovator and a legend. In a statement, the group said: “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint.”A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”Flint’s bandmate and fellow founding member Liam Howlett said he was “shell-shocked, angry, confused and heartbroken” after finding out the news, adding that “our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend”. read more

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Metso refines conveyor belt scraper design

first_imgThe Trellex ABC 70 is a patented Metso belt scraper already well known and appreciated for its effectiveness and long life. Metso states that it has now improved the design further, by adjusting the design and materials to increase wear life by 25%, improve its stability and performance, and make it even easier to install. The company has also improved its own production process – making the new Trellex ABC 70 more easily available to mines and quarries worldwide.The Trellex ABC 70 is fully compatible with other Trellex Pre-Cleaners such as the ABC 90 and ABC 95, which means that no mechanical alterations are necessary if changing to a different blade type. Belt cleaning is very much a crucial factor to make conveying effective, secure and profitable. Because of this, Metso developed a new type of belt cleaning called ABC – Absolute Belt Cleaning. The goal has been to design products with high efficiency, long operational life and a minimum of maintenance needs. The efficiency of the cleaner in fact governs all its other qualities. The parameters which affect the efficiency are amongst others, the angle of the scraper blade against the belt, its contact surface against the belt and its pressure against the belt. The ABC 70, 90 and 95 pre-cleaners keep these parameters as close to the ideal as possible throughout the cleaners entire operational life. Metso states: “This results in a very high cleaning efficiency from the day the cleaners are mounted until they are worn out. To further increase the efficiency the cleaner is divided into segments which moves separately for the best flexibility towards the belt. Less spillage means less clean-up and wear on the different parts of the conveyor, which means a lot of money will be saved.”last_img read more

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Google disables ads on authors website for torrenting his own book

first_imgOne of the biggest complaints surrounding Google’s operations is a lack of customer service. If you have a problem that requires talking to a human at Google, you are out of luck unless you’re a corporate partner. Instead, submitting queries will usually result in a canned, automated response that makes little sense.Author Cody Jackson has just suffered through such an ordeal. He hosts a website called Start Programming with Python using Google’s Blogger platform and uses AdSense to generate revenue from it. The site is home to his book on Python programming called Learn to Program with Python, which he offers in a range of formats (paperback and e-book) for you to purchase, but he also offers the book for free.In order to get his book read by more people Cody decided to upload a torrent of it and link to a torrent tracking site on his website. Remember, the book is free, is his work, and there’s no publisher involved so this is in no way piracy. However, Google viewed the link differently and decided to take action.From posting that one torrent tracker link Cody lost his AdSense revenue as Google decided to cut him off. The reason given is that Google doesn’t allow AdSense publishers to place ads alongside copyrighted files, or next to links that drive traffic to websites carrying copyrighted material. In other words, Google believed Cody is encouraging piracy of copyrighted material as opposed to just sharing his own book that he owns the copyright for.Cody has since removed the offending link to the tracker site and replaced it with a direct link to the torrent. Google has also re-reviewed his case (twice) and finally decided to allow ads back on his website.Clearly Google’s polices are very broad so as to fit most websites and common situations, but they fall apart for niche cases like this. The problem has now been resolved, but most likely only because it was receiving coverage from the media. How many other cases like this are there where the ads never come back?More at Start Programming with Python and Techdirtlast_img read more

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How this 80something Cavan bachelors wish to fly became a film about

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share355 Tweet Email9 How this 80-something Cavan bachelor’s wish to fly became a film about family and community The Man Who Wanted to Fly is released to Irish cinemas 29 March. 7 Comments 24,593 Views Image: Loosehorse productions Mar 23rd 2019, 9:31 PM BOBBY COOTE WAS a man with a simple mission: he wanted to fly, and in a new film coming out next week, that’s exactly what the 80-something bachelor farmer from Co Cavan did. Director Frank Shouldice said the idea literally came to the doorstep of his cinematographer, Dave Perry, who had been out on his flying paramotor (a powered paragilder) one day in Bailieborough five years ago.“He saw this little white dot underneath him at a couple of points,” Shouldice says. Perry soon realised it was a car but thought nothing more of it. Later he would get a knock on his front door.There was an elderly man with a baseball cap standing outside, a white car behind him. “Was that you up there in the sky?” he began. “I want to do that.”Shouldice and Perry were intrigued by Bobby and went to visit him at his home. There they found his older brother Ernie.It was talking to Ernie, and observing the way the two elderly brothers lived and interacted, that made Shouldice think there was something that could be more than a short film. It deserved to be longer and richer.It started a five-and-a-half year process of filming and editing The Man Who Wanted to Fly. Shouldice and Perry followed the journey of Bobby and Ernie, along with their neighbours, family and community as the older Cavan native went about fulfilling his flying ambition. Bobby has a dream to fly, but it’s much more than that. I think it’s about brothers, it’s about families, it’s about life that’s a less visible way of living in Ireland.”Shouldice believes Bobby and Ernie represent a lot of people living in rural Ireland that are isolated by technology and the ever-changing world, but also refuse to be bogged down by loneliness. They do not abandon their dreams.He says people come out of screenings of the movie “generally lifted”, because people can relate to it, whether they can recognise it from their own past or through family members.“There’s a familiarity there that absolutely cuts away the gimmickry,” Shouldice says. “It’s very real and people recognise that.”He says a lot of goodwill was shown to Bobby, and as an extension the filmmakers, even during the slow periods when it seemed Bobby’s plans might not work out.“We couldn’t have made the film without that [support],’ the director says about the Cavan community.  Source: Galway Film Fleadh/YouTubeHe says it was ordinary people – such as the family which owned the meadow that would become the landing strip – who just got behind Bobby’s dream no matter how fantastical, or ‘even absurd’, it may have seemed.“They weren’t rationalising it,” he says of Bobby’s many supporters. “They just said: ‘Let’s just go with it.’ The generosity of people is something that filters through in the film. The feelings in the film are genuine.I look at the people in it and I see what they bought to it… It was them who made it possible, not us actually.He says that all he wants is to bring audiences into the world of where the brothers live, to ‘turn off your mobile, forget about everything else for a bit… and see where it takes you’.”It may be an antidote to a lot of what is happening in the real world for the rest of us.”The Man Who Wanted to Fly has a preview screening at the Odeon Cinema in Cavan Town on 26 March and opens in cinemas in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Cavan on the 29 March. By Andrew Roberts Image: Loosehorse productions Brothers Bobby and Ernie Coote who star in the film. Source: Loosehorse productions“We got to know them, they got to know us,” says Shouldice of the Cavan community where the story takes place.Of the finished product, Shouldice says “it’s not what you’d expect it to be”. https://jrnl.ie/4556222 Short URL Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 9:30 PMlast_img read more

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Zoologie histoire et confusion une tortue peut en cacher une autre

first_imgZoologie, histoire et confusion : une tortue peut en cacher une autreDocumentée dans la revue ZooKeys, la description, par des zoologues canadiens et américains, d’une nouvelle espèce de tortue des déserts mexicains et américains, relève d’un imbroglio scientifique que les chercheurs ont dû démêler avec des outils dignes de la série ‘les Experts’. Génétique, expertise médico-légale… : le Pr Bob Murphy, du Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada) et ses collègues ont ‘expertisé’ deux spécimens de tortues, censées appartenir à la même espèce, avant de classer finalement la seconde dans une nouvelle espèce, créée pour la circonstance.Le premier des deux animaux étudiés était le spécimen ‘type’ (l’individu naturalisé servant historiquement de référence) de la tortue terrestre d’Agassiz (Gopherus agassizii), du désert californien, décrite en 1861 mais ‘traînant’, depuis cette époque, une accumulation de confusions quant à son nom usuel (devenu ‘tortue du désert’), sa date de découverte (devenue 1863),  et son habitat d’origine (devenu l’Arizona). Le Pr Murphy et ses nombreux collaborateurs de diverses universités ont eu fort à faire pour rétablir l’exacte identité de cet animal.La seconde tortue examinée était un spécimen plus récent originaire de la péninsule de Basse Californie, au Mexique. Son aire de distribution s’étend aussi sur l’Arizona. C’est elle que nos ‘experts’ viennent de classer, au vu des différences génétiques, dans une nouvelle espèce, Gopherus morafkai, d’après le nom du Pr Morafka, un pionnier de l’étude de ces reptiles.À lire aussiCet homme a fabriqué un Jurassic Park miniature pour sa tortueDu coup, il s’avère que la première espèce, la véritable tortue d’Agassiz – nom donné naguère, indifféremment, aux populations du Mexique, d’Arizona et de Californie – ne vit en réalité que dans ce dernier état, perdant ainsi 70% de son habitat ! Un chiffre à prendre en compte pour préserver ce reptile, déjà menacé par les maladies et l’urbanisation.Dernier point : la nouvelle espèce, la tortue de Morafka, pourrait en fait recouvrir elle-même deux espèces, très proches mais distinctes ! D’autres travaux en perspectives pour les zoologues… Le 2 juillet 2011 à 20:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Android 50 Jelly Bean suivi dAndroid 60 Key Lime Pie

first_imgAndroid 5.0 Jelly Bean suivi d’Android 6.0 Key Lime Pie ?Dans la lignée des noms sucrés que donne Google à son fameux OS Android, la rumeur concernant le 5.0 et son nom Jelly Bean grossit, alors que l’on parle déjà de son successeur 6.0, Key Lime Pie.I, J, et maintenant K…Ice Cream Sandwich (alias Android 4.0) connaitrait donc ses derniers mois avant de céder sa place au supposé Jelly Bean (alias Android 5.0). Et ce, même si les dernières déclaration du vice-président de l’ingénierie mobile de Google, Hiroshi Lockheimer, laisserait penser que Google se donnerait du temps après ICS.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le nom de Jelly Bean aurait été prononcé par le Vice Président d’Asus, Lin Benson. Il aurait laissé échapper l’information: “Asus est très proche de Google, quand ils vont sortir Android 5.0, je pense qu’il y aura une forte possibilité que nous soyons les premiers à proposer la mise à jour pour Android 5.0 Jelly Bean”.Alors que la rumeur court donc encore concernant le 5.0, il n’en fallait pas plus pour que les spéculations soient déjà en marche autour d’Android 6.0. Selon le site The Verge et sa “source fiable”, cette version serait dénommée Key Lime Pie (pour tarte aux citrons verts) mais on suppose qu’elle ne sortirait pas avant 2013.En attendant une confirmation de Google, attention aux caries.Le 5 mars 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Jamaicans Urged Not To Relax Against The Mosquito

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Aug. 4 (JIS): The Ministry of Health is urging members of the public to take precautionary measures to prevent vector borne diseases by adopting several simple practices to reduce the mosquito population.Due to the drought conditions being experienced across the island, the widespread use of water storage containers act as breeding sites that have the potential to increase the mosquito population. Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says vector borne diseases are on the rise globally, which puts Jamaica at risk.“The prevalence of vector borne diseases has been on the rise, with estimates indicating that the number of cases of dengue, for example, has increased 30 fold over the last 50 years. This is of great concern because some of the diseases that now threaten the health of the region of the Americas, including Jamaica, are those which are transmitted in the same way as the Dengue virus,” he noted.The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is commonly found in every parish across the island, is the vector through which Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, and the Zika viruses are transmitted.At a recent meeting with local government officials in Kingston, Dr. Ferguson said a national approach to vector management is needed to reduce the mosquito population.“Control strategies focusing on source reduction are crucial. These involve the removal of larval/pupal habitat from the environment, or targeting the immature stages of the mosquito,” he said. Dr. Ferguson outlined several measures to control and reduce the breeding of mosquitoes, such as preventing water from settling in shallow areas and in containers; and filling shallow depressions in the ground, where water may settle, with soil or sand. In the case of water storage containers, the Ministry recommends covering or punching holes in the containers. Cooking oil can also be poured on the surface of water in water storage containers to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs.Other measures include: regular cleaning of containers where water is stored to prevent mosquito larvae from maturing; and the proper disposal of containers. Persons are also encouraged to use Abate larvicide to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.The Ministry is urging persons to protect themselves against infection of vector borne viruses by using insect repellents containing DEET, mosquito nets and destroyers. Screens should also be installed on windows and doors. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Aedes aegypti mosquito, Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria, zika virus CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ADDS CARICOM NATIONS TO WATCH LIST Airliners spraying for Zika prevention; Zika impacting tourism arrivals Recommended for you MORE THAN PREGNANT WOMEN need to be concerned about Zikalast_img read more

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A Look Back with ASA Past President Wade Cowan

first_imgThe Cowan family on their farm.”I’ve been watching the time go by. They say in the end it’s a blink of an eye.” Jackson Browne,and his biblical reference are so true. The last three years have flown by. I have had the pleasure of working with great officers and directors on a national, state and membership level.ASA is truly a great organization and I sincerely hope I leave it a much better place for those who follow me.Looking back, I have learned many new ideas and reaffirmed others. First, Dorothy was right there’s no place like home.Second, agricultural people are the same no matter where we are. We all desire a better life for our families. Third, there’s no reason any group of people can’t come to a consensus on what is best, and when they do, united, they can’t be stopped. And finally, the reason we will succeed in agriculture is because there is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.ASA is a family—a family that stretches across the country. I owe several family members thanks.My wife and children, who have allowed me to serve, and never complained when I wasn’t there. (Something always seemed to break at the house when I was away). The staff at ASA, especially Steve Censky and Julie Hawkins. All the state executives who always spoke their minds and were supportive of big changes in the organization. Finally, a special thanks to Debbie, Becky and Rae, of Kentucky, who have always treated me like one of their own, and basically adopted me.What’s next? Well although I have been offered attractive new opportunities in other ag organizations. I have no intention of leaving this team. I will continue to contribute to building a stronger soy family. Working to improve interactions between various commodity groups, and making sure that no one gets left behind. I will be ever vigilant, keeping my eyes on the game. Looking to the future, finding answers, ready to come off the bench and make a contribution to winning the game.Thanks for the memories, and happy trails to you, till we meet again.-Wade Cowan, ASA Past Presidentlast_img read more

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Yokohama hits IR roadblock as Fujiki reveals plans to establish anticasino organization

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Yokohama port operators will establish the “Yokohama Port Harbor Resort Association” in May as an organization to oppose the establishment of an integrated resort.Chairman Yukio Fujiki (87) of Fujiki Corporation, the most prominent operator in Yokohama’s city harbor works, stands fast in his opposition of an IR bid, stating, “Overseas operators will just get all the money, not to mention the serious problem of addiction. I don’t care how much money it collects.” RelatedPosts Fujiki’s stance is to revitalize local tourism through avenues unrelated to casinos.Meanwhile, the city of Yokohama is currently considering the pros and cons of an IR bid. Make no mistake, overseas operators have their eye on how Yokohama will unfold.However, currently Chairman Fujiki is first in line to lead the Yokohama Port Harbor Resort Association, which will create a significant obstacle for IR supporters.last_img read more

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40 believe workplace stress could be reduced if organisations recruited more staff

first_imgJust under half (40%) of respondents believe that stress in the workplace could be lowered if employers hired more people, according to research by MetLife Employee Benefits.The Building resilience in the workplace report, which surveyed 1,052 full time employees over the age of 18, also found that 46% of respondents believe their organisation has not recruited enough staff since the economic downturn.The research also found:50% of respondents have access to a range of wellbeing benefits, including medical care, gym memberships, counselling services and flexible working hours.42% of respondents find that their organisation helps staff to deal with work pressure and stress.31% of respondents feel that employers help new recruits understand the pressures involved in their job role.20% of respondents have access to an employee assistance programme (EAP), which offers telephone or online counselling.Tom Gaynor (pictured), employee benefits director at MetLife UK, said: “Recruiting more staff is a major investment and potentially risky but there are actions employers can take to help the employees they already have without huge investment.“Employees need to feel supported and the evidence is that employers recognise the issue and are trying to provide that support to their workforce but are not getting the message across.“Increasingly, group risk providers are building wellness programmes into their propositions which can help prevent stress. Providers are also helping employers with the crucial issue of communication and ensuring staff are aware there is support.”last_img read more

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Apple TV Plus Bird Bird team up for Sesame Workshop show Helpsters

first_img $169 Tags 97 Photos Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) Now playing: Watch this: $179 Apple Share your voice TV and Movies $179 See All Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far See It Crutchfield See It Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 “Sesame Workshop will draw on their 50 years of expertise creating children’s programming to produce live-action and animated series, and to develop a puppet series,” Apple said. While Sesame Street is one of the organization’s most famous productions, it is not a part of the Apple agreement. The new Sesame Workshop show is just one in a flurry of Apple show unveilings and partnerships spanning the gamut from a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories to a wide-ranging deal with media mogul Oprah Winfrey.  Apple’s Sesame Workshop move shows it is intent on offering a wide range of programming for all ages.  Be sure to check out everything Apple announced at the event.   Originally published June 20, 2018.  Update, March 25, 2019, 12:06 p.m. PT: Adds official announcement.  Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gamingcenter_img 0 Apple Event CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple reading • Apple TV Plus, Bird Bird team up for Sesame Workshop show Helpsters 2:47 It’s showtime for Apple’s streaming service See it Apple TV 4K Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino Best Buy Big Bird and a friend showed up on the Apple Event stage to announce a new show. Video screenshot by CNET The most colorful celebrity cameo at Apple’s Monday “show time” event belonged to Big Bird, the friendly oversized muppet of Sesame Street fame. Big Bird came to introduce Helpsters, a children’s show for Apple’s new TV Plus streaming video service. The big yellow fellow had a muppet friend named Cody along to help. Cody will stat in the show, which will focus on teaching coding skills to preschoolers. Apple announced in June 2018 it had given a multi-series order to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media organization behind the famed Sesame Street children’s show. Big Bird wants to help your kids learn to code on Helpsters Post a comment See It Apple Event • $179last_img read more

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