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first_imgNelvana’s laugh-out-loud series 6Teen, and CGI interactive series Little Charmers are also included in the deal. Cinedigm will release Babar and Father Christmas, Babar: King of the Elephants, Babar: The Movie, Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure and Pippi Longstocking for digital purchase in November.“The Nelvana catalog includes both exciting newer properties as well as beloved series which have entertained and engaged multiple generations over the years,” said Yolanda Macias, Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “Through our broad digital and physical reach in the U.S., we are thrilled to expand Nelvana’s distribution of these well-known programs and help bring them to both long-time fans and new audiences alike.”Cinedigm has also renewed streaming rights for six Nelvana series, including Babar and Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, for its Dove and ConTV streaming networks..About NelvanaNelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcasts across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third-party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage.  For more information, visit www.nelvana.comAbout CinedigmCinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world’s largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm’s unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm’s growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at Facebook Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, CANADA – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a significant multi-year home entertainment deal with Cinedigm for multiple titles from its world-famous children’s content library including classic series like Babar, Babar and the Adventures of Badou and Bakugan Battle Brawlers.Los Angeles-based Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has taken DVD and transactional digital rights for more than 3,000 episodes and will be kicking off the deal with Nelvana’s hit preschool series Ranger Rob, which focuses on the adventures of the Big Sky Park ranger and his gregarious group of friends. Additionally, Cinedigm will be releasing DVDs of The ZhuZhus, the Disney Channel series based on the US$2-billion toy brand.“These extensive home entertainment deals with first-in-class partner Cinedigm, broadens Nelvana’s North American footprint, enabling U.S. fans to access our iconic library of children’s content wherever and whenever they want,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises. Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

2 March 2010The top United Nations humanitarian official today, on a visit to Gaza, called for the re-opening of border crossings to alleviate the suffering of the area’s population in the wake of last year’s deadly conflict. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes saw first-hand the conditions in Gaza, just over one year after the end of the three-week Israeli military offensive, known as operation “Cast Lead,” which had the stated aim of ending rocket attacks by militants operating in the area.The fighting left more than 1,400 people dead, injured 5,000 others and reduced homes, schools, hospitals and marketplaces to rubble.In Beit Hanoun and Izbet Abed Rabbu, Mr. Holmes met families whose houses were destroyed and was briefed on humanitarian work being carried out, including by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).“I have a lot of admiration for the resilience and ingenuity of Gaza residents in trying to cope with the present circumstances,” he said. “The work of relief agencies to assist those who have to endure hardship is also remarkable.”But he stressed that it is “disturbing” that one year after the fighting ended, “no meaningful reconstruction has yet started.”Emphasizing the negative impact of the blockade and the tunnel economy, the official, who arrived in the region on Sunday for a five-day visit, said he witnessed their effects on people’s livelihoods and efforts to carry out normal lives.While in Gaza, he also met with representatives from civil society and the private sector to discuss socio-economic conditions in the area, as well as with aid workers, who voiced concerns over the lack of hope for significant change and for shrinking humanitarian space.Addressing reporters, Mr. Holmes underscored the unacceptability of the continuing blockade and appealed for the release of Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit, who has been held for almost four years.Regarding Mr. Shalit, he rejected any ties between the Israeli soldier’s case and the conditions of 1.4 million Palestinians in Gaza.A dramatic change of policy, including the full re-opening of crossings, is essential to allow people to live the dignified lives they are entitled to, emphasized Mr. Holmes, who also serves as UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.“Where there have been some marginal access improvements in some sectors during the past months, including the import of glass which we welcome, this falls far short of what is needed to rebuild livelihoods and avoid Gaza sliding backwards.”Mr. Holmes’ first stop in the region was Jerusalem, where he commended senior Israeli officials for the country’s recent response to the earthquake in Haiti, in particular the very early deployment of a field hospital, and both sides agreed to work to strengthen cooperation between the UN and Israel in this area.He also stopped in Ramallah, voicing concern over the situation in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, not least the so-called Area C, which covers 60 per cent of the West Bank and remains largely off limits to Palestinians.Mr. Holmes is scheduled to head to Tel Aviv tomorrow. read more

CV manufacturing output, year-to-date, 2012-2014 Commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing output fell 22.1% in February to 6,235 units.This marked the eighth successive monthly drop and left year-to-date volumes down 18.4%.The impact of restructuring continues to be felt across home and export markets. UK CV manufacturing output rolling year total “Early signs of a recovering European market are a glimmer of good news for UK CV manufacturers still feeling the effects of subdued demand and industry restructuring,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “There are still tough months ahead while we work through the pain of the past few years, but if growth in mainland Europe strengthens, there may be light at the end of the tunnel.” UK CV manufacturing 2014 Click through to download the UK CV manufacturing news release for February 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Good Morning Goodman continues with co-hosts Susan LeBlanc and Najlaa Rauf congratulating the winners of Monster Pitch. Brock students Madi Fuller and Harrison Olajos, founders of Campus Brainiac, won the Monster Pitch competition last week which was judged by Jim Treliving, one of five judges on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and Chairman and Owner of Boston Pizza International Inc., Bruce Croxon, co-host of BNN’s The Disruptors and CEO of Round 13, Deborah Rosati, corporate director and co-founder of Women Get On Board, and Jason Sparaga, co-founder and co-CEO of Spark Power Corp. and founder of Spara Capital Partners.The Brock community is invited to attend a free pre-departure workshop for travelers to China on Wednesday, March 30. The workshop is being hosted by international students at Brock’s Goodman School of Business and will cover topics such as business cultural norms, negotiation styles, transportation, etc.The ETS Major Field Test is being held on Wednesday, April 6 again for Goodman students who want to compare their business knowledge with their peers around the globe. The ETS Major Field Test is a standardized test measuring business knowledge in a variety of areas. Results are kept confidential but can be used to benchmark against aggregate results. Students can register by emailing by Friday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m.The Brock tax clinic continues this week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day in Scotiabank Hall’s Computer Commons.Students wanting to learn more about the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation can register for on-campus CPA Ontario office hours which are being held on Monday, April 4.Lastly, Goodman student clubs are currently hiring next year’s teams. Details and job postings are on CareerZone.This is the latest in the Good Morning Goodman series which updates the Goodman School of Business community weekly on important news and events.0:27 – Innovation Matters and Monster Pitch recap1:40 – Congratulations to Monster Pitch winners Campus Brainiac3:00 – ETS Major Field Test registration3:27 – Brock tax clinic3:48 – Travel to China pre-departure workshop4:48 – CPA Ontario office hours5:03 – Student clubs hiring for next year read more

The NBA regular season ends Wednesday, and the playoffs begin Saturday. And with that in mind, we’re going to shake things up a bit with regard to FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings.Until now, we’ve ranked every team according to a projection of its true talent over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. (For more details on the original methodology, see our introductory rankings post.)But this week, with many teams resting key players in preparation for the playoffs, we’re ranking every team according to its projected playoff power rating. This means we’re projecting every team to be at “full strength” in terms of minutes given to players who will be available for the postseason, instead of only projecting for the next week. Playoff probabilities and expected end-of-season wins are still driven by projected minute distributions over the next few days, but the power ratings themselves have been geared to capture the talent that each team is bringing into the playoffs.With the playoffs being emphasized more in our ratings, it’s fitting that the San Antonio Spurs rank in the top two for the first time since early February. They’ve won 11 straight games, a run backed up by the underlying talent of one of the league’s best teams.The Atlanta Hawks also benefit from our switch to “playoff power” — while Thabo Sefolosha’s bizarre season-ending injury hurts their chances of winning the championship, we’ve boosted the playing time for many of their good players who have consistently been listed as day-to-day in the injury report in recent weeks.As for teams on the fringe of the playoffs, we noted last week that the Boston Celtics were basically a coin flip to make the playoffs, battling it out with the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers for one of the two remaining postseason slots in the Eastern Conference. A week later, the Celtics have all but completely claimed their spot; our model now gives them a 98.9 percent probability of making the playoffs.By the same token, the Heat have almost completely dropped out of the race, with just a 2.4 percent chance of qualifying for the postseason. That leaves the Nets and Pacers to fight over one spot with two games left per team. Our calculations give Brooklyn the inside track largely because of the team’s possession of the tiebreaker over Indiana, in addition to an easier remaining schedule (the Nets face the No. 9 Chicago Bulls and No. 23 Orlando Magic; Indiana faces No. 7 Memphis and No. 15 Washington).Out West, the race for the No. 8 seed is between the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Pelicans have the edge in our simulations. Oklahoma City is marginally more talented, according to RPM, and is even projected to win fractionally more games on average, but New Orleans holds the tiebreaker over the Thunder.In no small part because of those tiebreakers, there’s a 45 percent probability that the Nets and Pelicans will be the final two teams to slip into the playoffs when the season ends Wednesday. read more

Ohio State junior starting pitcher Connor Curlis delivers a pitch Friday night against Nebraska in Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Mac Connor | Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State baseball team (17-8, 0-1 Big Ten) got off to a hot start, scoring three times against Nebraska starter Luis Alvarado in the first two innings.But the Cornhusker ace blanked the Buckeyes over the next 6.1 innings and Nebraska (14-12, 2-2 Big Ten) finished off a 7-3 win in the Buckeyes’ conference opener Friday night.“We tried to control [Alvarado]’s rhythm a little bit, but he was pounding the strike zone,” head coach Greg Beals said. “Give his competitive spirit credit, because he got popped in the mouth early in the game and stayed in there and kept competing.”With no outs and a runner on first in the fifth inning, Husker junior shortstop Angelo Altavilla laid a sacrifice bunt attempt down the third base line. Third baseman Conner Pohl threw the ball away, allowing Nebraska sophomore center fielder Joe Acker to score on the throwing error. Altavilla later crossed home plate on a single by senior first baseman Scott Schreiber to give Nebraska the 5-3 lead.In the bottom of the ninth inning, a pinch-hit single, a fielder’s choice and a walk loaded the bases with two outs for Ohio State junior second baseman Brady Cherry. Nebraska closer Jake Hohensee shut down the opportunity and polished off his sixth save of the season with his third strikeout.Junior Connor Curlis started on the mound for the Buckeyes and was nearly unhittable through three innings, sitting down nine of 10 batters with four strikeouts. But the game began to unravel in the fourth inning.Schreiber smacked his team-leading seventh home run of the season, a no-doubter over the left field fence. Senior second baseman Zac Repinski kept things going with a one-out double to put two runners in scoring position. Both runners scored on a ground ball and a single to even the game at three.Curlis finished with eight strikeouts, surrendering three earned runs in 6.2 innings of work. Ohio State extended its early lead when redshirt junior designated hitter Nate Romans deposited the 1-0 pitch directly above the 400-foot sign in center field during the bottom of the second inning that put the Buckeyes ahead 3-0.“He came at me with the changeup first pitch and he didn’t hit with it, so I was sitting fastball and he left it up,” Romans said. “It’s kind of funny too, because we’ve got these new bat regulations and stuff and the wind was blowing in.”Nebraska scored two insurance runs in the eighth inning, closing the door on a potential Buckeye comeback. read more

first_img Apollo 11 Gift Guide: Best Moon Landing 50th Anniversary GiftsCool Gifts for Every ‘Star Wars’ Junkie Listen bub, we all know that you’re a big Wolverine fan; who isn’t? Ever since he slashed onto the comics stage in Hulk #181 (technically #180, but it was just one panel) he’s been a hit with the fans. He was created by Roy Thomas, John Romita Jr., and the late Len Wein as well as first being illustrated by Herb Trimpe in the comics. Wolverine has since been a member of teams like X-Men and the Avengers, one of the few continuously successful solo title mutant characters, and has graced the big and small screens.Whether you call him Wolverine, Logan, Weapon X, or James Howlett, there is no denying he was one of the single most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. Since you definitely have someone in your life who adores Wolverine, we here at Geek put this gift guide together to help you with all your Wolverine shopping needs!Diamond Select Toys Wolverine StatueThis finely crafted foot tall Wolverine statue features the character unmasked in his classic yellow and blue outfit as well as a Danger Room inspired base. Great for displaying on your collectibles shelf at home!Old Man LoganIf you loved the Academy Award-nominated movie Logan, then you need to pick up the book that inspired it. Written by Mark Millar, the creative mind behind the hit movies Kickass and Kingsman, and illustrated by Marvel Civil War artist Steve McNiven, this book is a must own!Wolverine X-Force HoodieInspired by Wolverine’s X-Force costume design, this hoodie is great for keeping you warm or you can flip up the hood in the back and use it as a quick cosplay!Wolverine MugThis Wolverine inspired mug includes classic images of the character including part of the iconic cover of Wolverine #1. It’s available with a black or white interior and in 12 oz. or a jumbo 20 oz. size!Wolverine Neon PrintHere’s a unique print concept! It’s Wolverine designed to look like a neon sign. The colors really pop in a way where your guests are gonna do a double take when they see it! Available in multiple sizes to accommodate your decorating needs. Great for a kids room!Wolverine and the X-Men: The Complete SeriesXavier and Jean Grey have gone missing, and it’s up to Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men to find them! Collect all 26 episodes here on Blu-ray and relive the excitement, or check it out for the first time if this gem flew under your radar before.Slash and Serve Shredded Meat ClawsYou can’t channel your inner Wolverine all the time, but now you can in the kitchen! These stainless steel claws will help you shred large cuts of meats fast while you say “Snikt! Snikt!” to yourself all you want!Astonishing X-Men: GiftedAs much as we may love Wolverine’s solo adventures, sometimes you just want to see him on the X-Men. One of his best portrayals on a team has been in Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s run on Astonishing X-Men. Relive the magic and check it out for the first time. Either way, you’ll likely agree with Wolverine that maybe it would be easier if they just build the X-Mansion out of LEGOs.LEGO Wolverine vs MagnetoSpeaking of LEGOs, how about Wolverine going up against one of his most powerful foes, Magneto? This set is part of the Mighty Micros series and involves little assembly! Suitable for ages 5 and up.Minimalist Wolverine Art PrintThis classy, minimalist art print of Wolverine in his beloved costume is a great addition to any den, lounge room, or even an office. Available in 8″ x 10″, but the seller is open to custom sizes to fit your needs! Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Arsenal defender Lauren has advised the club to focus their efforts on signing Denis Suarez over James Rodriguez.Despite enjoying an impressive debut campaign on loan at Bayern Munich last season, James’ future remains in doubt after starting just five of his nine Bundesliga appearances this term.The Colombia international’s loan deal will expire at the end of the season with Bayern having the option to sign James permanently for €42m or allow him to return to parent club Real Madrid.But it appears that Los Blancos don’t have much interest in retaining James with reports in Spain suggesting that they will use him as part of an exchange deal for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.Arsenal have also been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old over the past few weeks, but any move for him this month is very unlikely after manager Unai Emery admitted they can only make loan signings this month.“I’m not sure that Arsenal should be seriously considering James Rodriguez, even on loan,” Lauren told Bwin. “Rodriguez has got a lot of talent, but the warning signs are there that he hasn’t been able to settle at either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“He comes with a massive wage bill so Arsenal would have to make sure he was fully on board with the philosophy of the club.“Rodriguez has played in the big games for the big clubs so there’s no doubting his talent. If Emery can get the best out of him then he could make a real impact on whether Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League. It’s a roll of the dice.”Instead, Lauren believes Arsenal would be better off pursuing a move for Barcelona midfielder Suarez, who is unhappy due his lack of game time at Camp Nou.“Suarez should be Arsenal’s number one target this transfer window,” he added.“He’s an excellent player and he’s having to fight with so many top players to get first-team football at Barcelona. Arsenal should look to sign him above the likes of Rodriguez, no doubt about it.”Lauren played for Arsenal as a right-back for seven years and was a member of the “invincibles” squad that went the entire 2003/04 Premier League campaign unbeaten.The former Cameroon international scored 11 times in 242 appearances for the Gunners and went on to play for Portsmouth and Cordoba before retiring in 2010.last_img read more

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Now playing: Watch this: See It Enlarge ImageThe MacBook 12-inch. Sarah Tew/CNET We’ve seen the current 12-inch MacBook discounted in recent months, but Best Buy’s Tuesday-only $500 discount on the entry-level 12-incher is about the best sale price we’ve encountered. This ultraslim model lists for $1,300 but is selling for $800 in two color options (online only). This model features Intel’s Core M3 chip, the mobile version of the Core i3, plus 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. Apple released the latest version of the MacBook 12-inch over a year ago, so there’s a good chance we’ll see new, updated versions of it in the near future — possibly as early as Apple’s WWDC keynote on June 3. But $500 off the current model is still intriguing. The sale ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. CT (9:59 p.m. PT).Best Buy also has the Core i5 version of the 12-inch MacBook on sale for $1,099 ($500 off), but that model appears to be sold out. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.See at Best Buy Tags Preview • The new 12-inch MacBook has 3 stealth upgrades 2 Apple’s 12-inch MacBook grows up • Share your voice Best Buy Intel Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $849 Apple CNET may get a commission from retail offers. This story originally published at 8:09 a.m. PT. Mentioned Above Apple MacBook (12-inch, space gray, 2017) 37 Photos 1:15 Review • MacBook review: Apple’s 12-inch mini laptop gets it right Walmart Best Buy Apple $1,299 News • In defense of the Apple MacBook keyboard See it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See It See It Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. reading • Best Buy flash sale: $500 off Apple 12-inch MacBook See All $869 35 best battery life laptops Laptops Apple MacBook Comments $1,099last_img read more

first_imgThis week, Dillingham landfill employees began burning municipal trash.Download Audio:The new incinerator at the Dillingham landfill.Credit Matt Martin/KDLGPoncho Garcia is the Public Works Director for the City of Dillingham. He says the incinerator heats up to about 1,300 to 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit.“We’re going through about 5,000 pounds of trash a day. And once we get the other addition help we’re probably going to pump that up to 10,000 pounds or more a day,” said Garcia.The city purchased and installed the incinerator after the Department of Environmental Conservation did not renew a permit for open burning.City Manager Rose Loera says the new incinerator will help to save the city costs and clean up the landfill.“You won’t see bears trying to get into the cells. The bird activity would diminish tremendously,” said Loera.The incinerator does not handle glass, and the City is continuing to ask residents to sort glass from their trash and take them to drop-off locations around town.last_img read more

first_imgDownload AudioPresident Obama delivered his final budget to Congress this morning. It has a picture of Denali on the cover, and several big-ticket Alaska items among its pages.Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor says the budget includes a proposed 10-year,$ 2 billion coastal climate resilience program to help states and communities adapt to climate change.“Part of this funding is set aside to address the needs that the president saw first-hand when he visited coastal communities in Alaska that are seeing their homelands eroding into the ocean at a rapid pace,” he said, in a phone call with reporters.Alaska’s share of the climate fund would be $400 million, over a decade.The budget also includes $150 million toward a new billion-dollar icebreaker. The White House says the money would complete all planning and design work so ship construction could begin in 2020.Obama also wants to boost Denali Commission funding to $19 million and, says USGS boss Suzette Kimball, improve Alaska data collection to create better maps.“It is particularly critical for Alaska, as many of the existing Alaska topographic maps are as much as 50 years old,” she said.The budget aims to lower the nation’s carbon emissions, in part by squeezing the oil industry. To fund a greener transportation system, the president is proposing a new per-barrel oil tax of $10.25. (That’s 25 cents higher than what administration officials said it would be last week.)  Alaska’s oil industry and congressional delegation call that a terrible idea. The budget would also eliminate tax breaks that save the oil and gas industry more than $2 billion a year.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the oil and gas industry “enjoys many, many tax credits” and has an unfair advantage over alternatives.“It is not level playing field across the energy landscape, and this budget attempts to make it at least a little more level,” Jewell said.A president’s budget is only a proposal, but it usually influences how Congress writes spending bills. This year, congressional leaders are harshly critical.Alaska’s delegation to Congress says they like the icebreaker money, but dislike the oil tax among, other items. Congressman Don Young, in a written statement called the budget frustrating because, Young says, it identifies problems of great concern to many Alaskans but fails to provide a “genuine path” to solve them.last_img read more

first_img Popular on Variety In addition, ESPN+ will offer an original programming lineup that includes the “30 for 30” documentary “The Last Days of Knight,” about controversial former Indiana U. basketball coach Bob Knight; “Draft Academy,” a behind-the-scenes look at top prospects leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft; and “Quest for the Stanley Cup,” a weekly docu-series that will run during the NHL playoffs.For true sports fanatics, ESPN+ will include a “Sports Marketplace,” offering subscriptions to additional premium streaming services like MLB.TV (and NHL.TV, beginning with the 2018-19 season).BAMTech Media, majority-owned by Disney, is handling the development and operation of ESPN+ and the Disney SVOD service. Founded by Major League Baseball (which remains a minority shareholder along with the NHL), BAMTech has run the MLB.TV service for 15 years — a long track record of delivering high-scale streaming services — and powers other services including NHL.TV, HBO Now, Hulu’s live TV and WWE Network.At launch, the new ESPN App with ESPN+ will be available on the following devices and platforms: Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Apple TV; Amazon’s Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV smart TVs and Fire Tablets (4th generation and newer); and Android phones, Android TV and Google Chromecast. Disney Layoffs Hit Nearly 60 in Media Distribution Division ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Stars Tease How Saga Ends ESPN is stuffing its ESPN+ subscription service with thousands of live sporting events and other programming — which won’t be available on its cable TV channels. And it’s also promising sports mega-fans who pony up $4.99 per month that they won’t be blasted with as many ads.To be clear: The live games on ESPN+, which will include MLB, NHL, Major League Soccer and PGA events plus international sports like soccer, cricket, and rugby, will have traditional ad breaks — just like on TV — delivered using dynamic ad-insertion technology.However, ESPN+ subscribers will not see standard display ads or pre- and post-roll video ads anywhere on the ESPN App, or connected-TV platforms. Instead of those traditional ad formats, for ESPN+ the programmer is focusing on securing integrated brand sponsorships; the launch sponsor for ESPN+ is American Express. ×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 The idea is to create an uncluttered and personalized viewing experience with ESPN+ that gives marketers a canvas to deliver “bespoke” messaging, said Ed Erhardt, president of ESPN’s global sales and marketing. Related “It’s about giving brands new ways to reach consumers while delivering the right ads, to the right people, in the right environment,” he said. “This speaks to our desire to provide an advertising experience that gives advertisers more creativity and the opportunity for higher engagement.”ESPN+ will be available through and a redesigned ESPN App, also launching Thursday. The new ESPN App — which is sponsored by Audi — will provide access to all content from the Disney sports programmer, tailored to individual fans’ favorite teams and sports.The new ESPN App will offer three tiers of content:Free: The app will continue to offer sports scores, news, features and analysis, video highlights and clips, and a library of live and on-demand sports audio content;“TV Everywhere” access: Subscribers of participating pay-TV operators will be able to log in for live and on-demand access to ESPN’s U.S. linear and digital networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews, SEC Network, SEC Network +, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Longhorn Network, ACC Network Extra);ESPN+: Direct-to-consumer subscription streaming access to thousands of additional live sporting events, original content and shows, and a VOD library with thousands of hours of past sporting events, documentaries and other features.ESPN+ marks the first subscription plan from Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, the new division headed by Kevin Mayer that the media conglom announced last month. In addition to ESPN+, Mayer’s DTCI encompasses the Disney-branded streaming service (as yet unnamed) set for a late-2019 debut.Available only in the U.S., ESPN+ costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. During the launch week (April 12-18) users can get a special 30-day free trial subscription, a promo sponsored by American Express.Erhardt declined to say how long the Amex and Audi sponsorship deals are in place, saying both are “ongoing customers of ESPN.” Under its pact with Amex, the financial-services company also will be the presenting sponsor of the entire library of ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” documentary features, available exclusively on ESPN+. As an example of the overall integrated-marketing deal with Amex, Erhardt noted its exclusive sponsorship of the behind-the-scenes “SportsCenter All-Access” special on ESPN linear TV on April 10. While ESPN+ has a slew of content, it’s worth noting that it will not include live games from the NFL or NBA — the two most popular pro leagues in America. Live sporting events on ESPN+ (subject to local-market blackout restrictions) include:MLB: One daily game, seven days per week, throughout the regular season, for a total of more than 180 gamesNHL: Beginning with the 2018-19 season, a daily game throughout the regular season for total of more than 180 hockey games plus on-demand replays of the 2018 Stanley CupPlayoffsMLS: The entire MLS Live out-of-market schedule with more than 250 games this season, as well as exclusive local-market broadcasts of 23 Chicago Fire matches available to subscribers in ChicagoCollege Sports: Football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, gymnastics, swimming and diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf and more from 20 U.S. collegiate conferencesTop Rank Boxing: Hundreds of live boxing matches, including 18 exclusive Top Rank fight cards throughout the yearPGA Tour Golf: 50 days of coverage from 20 PGA tour events, including the RBC Heritage, The Players Championship, and the FedExCup PlayoffsGrand Slam Tennis: Hundreds of men’s and women’s singles, doubles and other matches, from the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. OpenCricket: Hundreds of Test, ODI and T20 format matches from New Zealand Cricket and Cricket IrelandRugby: Hundreds of matches from SANZAAR Rugby, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series, and Major League RugbyCanadian Football League: Nearly 200 games from Canada’s pro leagueEnglish Football League: About 200 total soccer matches, including an average of four per week from Sky Bet Championship Playoffs, League 1 and League 2, plus six matches per month from the EFL Cup (beginning in August) and 16 matches per month throughout the EFL 2018-19 seasonUEFA Nations League: 100-plus live matches from the newly created tournament. Pay-TV customers with an ESPN+ subscription will be able to access the entire tournament including the 36 UNL matches on ESPN linear networks and ESPN3United Soccer League: About 450 matches from the North American league this seasonESPN+ also will feature exclusive studio programming including “Detail,” an NBA analysis show written, produced and hosted by Kobe Bryant; “In The Crease,” a nightly NHL show co-hosted by ESPN’s Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose; and “ESPN FC,” a daily soccer news, highlights and analysis show hosted by Dan Thomas.last_img read more

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. April 16, 2013 For those who’ve been anxiously wondering how much storage or what type of camera will come with the much-anticipated release of Google Glass, the tech giant has announced the specifications for the computer-enabled “smart” glasses.The prototype models of Glass — which are already starting to ship to winners of Google’s “Glass Explorer” contest — will come with a total of 16 GB storage, meaning after pre-loaded software they will have 12 GB of usable memory. The lenses themselves will feature high resolution displays, which Google says will be the equivalent of looking at a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away.Glass will also come with a 5-megapixel camera and be able to capture video at 720p resolution, Google says. Additionally, a fully charged battery should last one full day under typical use. Some features, of course, such as Google Hangouts and video recording, will be more battery intensive.Related: VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass AppsOther Glass specs, via Google:Fit Adjustable nosepads and durable frame to fit any face. Extra nosepads in two sizesAudio Bone Conduction TransducerConnectivity Wifi – 802.11b/g BluetoothCharger Included Micro USB cable and chargerCompatibility Any Bluetooth-capable phone The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher, and MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messagingRelated: A Look at ‘Google Glass’ and What the Computerized Glasses Can Do Google also released a Glass-related FAQ, and guidelines for the user interface and API (application-programming interface) for app developers.What would you do if you had Google Glass? Let us know in the comments below. 2 min readcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgAstrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet didn’t have a supercomputer when he showed the world what a black hole looks like. He just had an IBM 7040 and a bunch of punch cards. He knew from theory that black holes do not emit light. But the material that swirls around them — dust and gas stripped from stars — shines all the way to its inanimate death. Light from that material, Luminet thought, would trace the black hole’s shape, including warps in space-time from its extreme gravity.When the fridge-sized IBM spit out results in the late ’70s, Luminet used ink and pen to plot out an image by hand. He saw the black hole’s event horizon, the point beyond which nothing can escape; and an accretion disk, the gathering of matter siphoned from nearby stars. Although the black hole had just one disk, gravity had morphed its appearance, like a fun house mirror, into two perpendicular disks. They appeared brighter closer to the black hole, and more luminous on one side than the other.last_img read more

first_img Share Tweet Submit Owning a high-end smartphone or computer comes with its own set of perks. However, not complimenting them with accessories is just a waste of potential. This is where accessories from Ugreen come into play. That’s right, there are a bunch of accessories for your smartphone and computer are available at a limited time discount. Let’s see some more details on the product discount and how you can avail it.Mobile And Computer Accessories From Ugreen Goes On Sale For A Limited TimeBefore we head over to the list, it is worth noting that the discount is only available for a limited time. This means that if you fail to order on time, the prices would revert back to their original model. So be fast, be spontaneous and order the product you desire as soon as you can. Now, let’s get down to the list.Ugreen Wall Mounted Phone RackMain Features:It is made of ABSEnvironmental protectionStrong stickinessEasy to receive and controlSuitable for multiple scenariosSmartphones deserve protection and placing them near the socket just kills the class. The Ugreen Wall Mounted Phone Rack offers a unique and practical phone storage capabilities. You can get it at a discounted price of just $15.99. Use the code: GBTE68JC to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.Ugreen Wall Charging HolderMain Features:COMPATIBLE PHONE and TABLET – The Wall Phone Holder Compatible with iPhone / iPad virtually every smartphone & tablet (thickness within 14mm) . most Android phones and tablets, and gives your device a safe dock while charging.Give your device a safe dock while it’s plugged in. The Ugreen Wall Charging Holder is available at a discounted price of $7.59. Use the code: OBOAK6HEK0 to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.Ugreen Desktop Cable OrganizerMain Features● Organize cables to keep the house neat● Suitable for USB cable, headphone wire, mouse cable, audio cable, etc.● Stick on various surfaces, like wood, glass, metal, plastic, etc.● Silicone material, soft and durableCable management is essential for a clean desktop experience. If you want to bump up your game to the next level, the Ugreen Desktop Cable Organizer is what you’re missing. It is available at a discounted price of $3.99 only. Use the code: 12YFGS5R9N to avail the offer. Head over to this link to get it.Ugreen Explosion-Proof Protection FilmMain Features: Material: tempered filmUses: anti-fingerprint HDScale: Switch HD film (2 pieces)Thickness: 0.3mmHardness: 9HSize: 6.2 inchesIf you happen to own a handheld gaming console like the Nintendo Switch, you might want to protect its display. The Ugreen Explosion-Proof Protection film of 2 packs is available at a discounted price of $8.22. Use the code: GBUGREENPF to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.Ugreen Aptx Bluetooth 4.2 Receiver/TransmitterThe Ugreen Aptx Bluetooth 4.2 Receiver/ Transmitter also features a 3.5mm headphone adapter. If you’re up for it, the accessory is available at a discounted price of $62.26.  Head over to this link to get it.Ugreen USB 3.0 Card ReaderMain Features:• Support for max 256GB TF / SD memory card• Compatible with Windows / Mac OS / Linux• Transfer files / photo / video / music from TF card• No need driver and app installation• Plug and play, hot swapping• Note that TF / SD card are not includedIf you’re in need of a card reader that is compatible with all devices and operating systems, now is the right time. The Ugreen USB 3.0 Card Reader is available at a good 21 percent discount, which makes the price come down to just $10.79. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for the accessories available on discount from Ugreen. Be sure to order your share before the discount expires. There will be more deals and discounts in the future, so be sure to stick around.Share your thoughts on the accessories in the comments. Would you be willing to get one for yourself? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

first_imgAmazon has a trio of NVIDIA graphics cards on sale, allowing you to save up to $600 on a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.Building the ultimate gaming PC is no easy feat. You have to take care about finances in a lot of corners if you want to hit that sweet 60fps mark. Thankfully, if your gaming rig is lacking a graphics card, then Amazon has a sale for you that allows you to save up to $600 on a GeForce option.There are a total of three variants on offer: the MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti as well as MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDRR5 256-bit HDCP Support DirectX 12 SLI TORX Fan VR Ready Graphics CardChipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 TiVideo Memory: 8GB GDDR5Memory Interface: 256-bitOutput: DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-DRecommended PSU: 500WBuy MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDRR5 256-bit HDCP Support DirectX 12 SLI TORX Fan VR Ready Graphics Card – Was $600, now just $359.99EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming, 11GB GDDR5X, iCX Technology – 9 Thermal Sensors & RGB LED G/P/M, 3X Async Fan Control, Optimized Airflow Design Graphics CardReal Base Clock: 1569 MHz/Real Boost Clock: 1683 MHz; Memory Detail: 11264MB GDDR5X.Requirements:Windows 10 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bitEVGA iCX Technology – 9 additional temp sensors to monitor Memory and VRMGPU/Memory/PWM Thermal Status Indicator RGB LEDs. Resolution and refresh- maximum monitors supported: 4. Maximum refresh rate: 240Hz , maximum digital : 7680 x 4320Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming, 11GB GDDR5X, iCX Technology – 9 Thermal Sensors & RGB LED G/P/M, 3X Async Fan Control, Optimized Airflow Design Graphics Card – Was $1,100, now just $749.99MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDRR5X DirectX 12 352-bit VR Ready Graphics CardChipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Rugged Anti Bending strip connected with heatsink makes the card extremely rigidVideo Memory: 11GB GDDR5X, Card dimension: 320 x 141 x 42 mmMemory Clock: 11016 MHz (OC mode); Interface: PCI Express x16 3.0Buy MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDRR5X DirectX 12 352-bit VR Ready Graphics Card – Was $1,300, now just $699.99The last option above from MSI Gaming is a red hot deal since it’s a certified refurbished product, allowing you to save $600 on the retail price. It even comes with a 90-day warranty should anything go wrong. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015 Costa Rica in March will host the workshop on Human Space Technology of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The event will gather, for the first time in Latin America, some 200 attendants March 7-11.The event will include experts in space technologies, astronauts and cosmonauts and space agency officials from all over the world. They will discuss recent achievements and efforts in human space technology, scientific and research activities, education and international cooperation.Participation in the workshop is free, but it is restricted to people with a college degree and with previous experience or demonstrated interest in issues to be discussed, among them: national, regional and international space programs, microgravity science, education development, manned spaceflight and exploration, space industry and marketing; environmental issues and natural hazards; and low-cost experiments in elementary physics.Ticos or Costa Rica residents interested in presenting their research or scientific papers at the workshop must register and apply for an invitation at UNOOSA’s website by Sunday, Jan. 31. A panel of experts will select the candidates who will be part of the event, which will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San José.Experts from the Costa Rica-based Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE), one of the local organizers, are hoping the workshop will allow participants to share their recent achievements and efforts in human space technology, their scientific and research experiences, as well as their experience in education promotion and international cooperation.Costa Rica in the aerospace industryUNOOSA selected Costa Rica to host the HST workshop following a proposal in 2014 presented by Tico scientist and former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz.Chang’s company Ad Astra Rocket is also part of the organizing group, along with the Costa Rican government, ACAE and local NGO Estrategia Siglo XXI.Ad Astra Rocket currently develops various space technology projects for NASA, most notably the VASIMR engine, considered one of NASA’s top options for the first manned mission to Mars. The VASIMR plasma engine made headlines recently as the technology used by spacecraft in Ridley Scott’s latest film “The Martian.”ACAE experts are also working on space technology projects, including the launching of the first Central American satellite and a mission to send samples of the hardened forewings of Tico jewel scarabs to the International Space Station in order to evaluate the potential for replicating the material for coating satellites and other space equipment.Costa Rica in October was officially accepted as a full member country of the International Astronautical Federation. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_img Amid an improving commercial real estate market, the “”National Association of Realtors (NAR)””: predicts declining vacancy rates in all sectors of commercial real estate in the coming year. [IMAGE]””Job creation is the key to increasing demand in the commercial real estate sectors,”” said NAR’s chief economist, Lawrence Yun. According to Yun, the single factor most hindering job creation is “”uncertainty over regulations and associated costs.”” However, “”[w]ith the elections behind us and Washington apparently resolved to prevent a fiscal cliff, it’s hoped that ambiguity over regulatory issues will clear relatively soon so employers can understand the rules of the game and the layout of the field.”” Vacancy rates are expected to decline in all four categories of commercial real estate by the end of 2013. While the smallest vacancy decline is expected in the multifamily [COLUMN_BREAK]sector, NAR states there is “”a full recovery already in the multifamily market.”” Availability is tightest among multifamily properties, and multifamily rents are outpacing other commercial rents and exceeding inflation, according to NAR. The association expects multifamily vacancies to decline from 4 percent in the fourth quarter of this year to 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. The greatest vacancy decline is expected among office properties. Office vacancies should fall about one percentage point over the year, dropping from 16.7 percent to 15.7 percent. NAR expects the net absorption of office properties to rise from 21.7 million square feet at the end of this year to 49 million square feet by the end of next year. Industrial property vacancies will fall by 0.6 percentage points, according to NAR’s prediction. After ending the year with a vacancy rate of 10.1 percent, the sector should end 2013 with a rate of 9.5 percent. NAR expects to end next year with a net absorption of industrial space totaling about 89.6 million square feet. Retail properties will experience a vacancy rate decline of about 0.2 points from the fourth quarter of 2012 to the fourth quarter of 2013. After ending this year with a rate of about 10.8 percent, the sector should end next year at about 10.6 percent, according to NAR. Net absorption is anticipated to rise from 9.1 million square feet this year to 19.8 million square feet by the fourth quarter of next year. NAR Predicts 2013 Decline in Commercial Vacancies in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing November 30, 2012 428 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Commercial Real Estate Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Processing Service Providers 2012-11-30 Krista Franks Brock Sharelast_img read more

first_imgFiji Airways will use its existing Boeing 737 NG aircraft as well its Airbus A330 fleet after the grounding of the two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.The airline company says some flight times may be impacted as a result, and all affected customers will be notified of any change in their flight schedules.However Fiji Airways is hopeful of a smooth transition with minimal disruption to passengers.In line with the stance taken by aviation regulators in our region, and an increasing number of operators worldwide, Fiji Airways, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, took the decision to temporarily ground its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft until more information is known about the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines accident.In a joint statement, Fiji Airways, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, say that they continue to have full confidence in the airworthiness of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and in the skilled and experienced Fiji Airways pilots and engineers who operate them.They say since Fiji Airways commenced operating the Boeing 737 MAX in December 2018, the aircraft has proven to be reliable and efficient, and continuous flight data monitoring has not identified any issues that would give rise to a cause for concern.However, out of deference to the position taken by regulators in our region, and in response to the concerns expressed by the general public, both Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji have agreed that the most appropriate course is to impose this temporary grounding.The post Fiji Airways says flight times may be impacted because of the grounding of two Boeing 737 Max 8 appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more