Twitter to share ad revenue on videos by US users

first_imgTwitter Inc on Tuesday stepped up its battle to attract video talent to its platform, saying it will allow U.S. users who upload a video to share in any advertising revenue it generates.Twitter, Facebook Inc, Snapchat and YouTube are all competing to keep or recruit top video talent as they seek to cash in on the wave of televison-style advertising that has been moving to the internet.Twitter already offers revenue sharing to media and entertainment companies such as CBS Corp and the National Football League which post videos through its Amplify Publisher Program. That option will now be open to any Twitter user, Twitter said in a blog post. ( has long offered its video stars a cut of revenue. Facebook, for its part, has ramped up its Live video product in recent months and paid a relatively small number of media companies and celebrities to generate video.Also Read: Twitter launches Dashboard app for small business accountsFacebook said it is testing ways to “create a sustainable, long-term monetization model for live video that includes new and different ways of sharing revenue with some partners.”Instagram and Snapchat also rely heavily on celebrities, who often have millions of followers, to encourage user engagement and growth by posting personal photos and videos.Twitter’s new program will offer video creators a 70 percent share of revenue. YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, shares 55 percent of the ad revenue with content creators.Twitter said individual users would also be allowed to share their videos on other platforms.Under Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, the company has made a significant push into video, signing deals with several media companies and sports organizations to stream major events.advertisementTwitter shares dipped 0.5 percent to close at $18.38 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.last_img read more

Delhi: Primary schools shut, PT classes suspended day after city woke up to thick blanket of smog

first_imgDiscouraging exposure of children to the poisonous air, the Delhi government ordered all schools upto Class 5 to be shut down on Wednesday after the Capital woke up to a thick blanket of smog.Schools have been asked to suspend morning assembly and bring other outdoor activities like PT classes to a halt until the situation improves. “The situation of smog and pollution level will be under scrutiny from Wednesday morning and if the bad air quality persists, we will most likely extend the shutdown of schools on Thursday,” said deputy CM Manish Sisodia.Citing kids’ safety amid worsening air quality, schools across city issued advisories and took precautionary steps, asking parents to inform teachers if their ward is suffering from any breathing ailment.”No child should be rhythmically breathing in this air. We have asked parents to inform us if their child needs extra attention. We have also asked children to use light cotton mask when moving outdoors,” said Priyanka Mehta, principal of Amity International School, Mayur Vihar.Modern School, Barakhamba Road also ceased all sports practices on Tuesday evening in the school premises. The school has further decided to conduct the practices for its upcoming founder’s day within the auditorium.The drastic measures have trickled down to schools in NCR likes Gurgaon and Faridabad as Ram Bilash Sharma, education minister of Haryana, directed all private and government school for changing their timetable. “We have directed all private and government schools to change the timing till November 30. The new school timing will be 9 am to 3.30 pm and it is imposed with immediate effect,” Sharma said.advertisementAt present, schools in Gurugram and Faridabad are operating from 8 am to 1.30 pm.Timings at Shiv Nadar School in Gurgaon have been delayed and now as per the Haryana government circular, the timings are 9 am to 3.30 pm. In a circular issued by school, it has been made mandatory for students of all classes attending school to wear masksThe decision came after Delhi reeled under high level of pollution PM10 and air pollution level inched close to “severe” category.ALSO WATCH |  Delhi engulfed by smog blanket, visibility drops to 15 meterslast_img read more



Aurora Completes Private Placement

first_imgzoom After successfully delivery of the Aurora Taurus in April, Aurora LPG Holding AS also took delivery of the LPG Tanker Aurora Leo (former Mill Reef) in the beginning of June.Aurora Leo (former Mill Reef)The company also announced that the “conditions for completion” of the previously announced private placement have been met, i.a. execution of corporate resolutions, execution of the purchase contract for the second hand vessel, soft commitment for bank financing.The size of the private placement is approx $50 million at a subscription price of NOK 47 per share (in total 6.388,811 new ordinary shares). Following the private placement, the company now has 29.678.379 issued shares.Aurora currently has four units under construction at HHI and has options for additional two + two vessels with delivery from May 2016 at $76 million.June 9, 2014last_img read more

Donsötank Books Tanker Pair at Wuhu Shipyard

first_imgRederi AB Donsötank, Swedish family-owned shipowner, has contracted two oil products and chemical tankers at Chinese Wuhu Shipyard Co. Ltd.The ice strengthened ships, featuring ice class 1A, will be powered by LNG. In addition, the newbuilds will have shore connection for port operations, prepared for 1000 kWh battery-pack.“Together we have a long relation in development of newbuildings, with focus on safe transports, working environment and the ecological impact on the environment,” the company said.The vessels will be commercially managed by Navix Maritime Chartering and are scheduled for delivery in 2021.The company has five small clean tankers in its fleet, based on the company’s website information.Based on VesselsValue’s information, Wuhu Shipyard has 21 newbuildings under construction, including 12 Ultramaxes, with deliveries spread across 2019 to 2020.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Like most movie models, these miniatures were built to be demolished on camera. It made for a unique kind of payoff for Newburn and his artists, who put in months of painstaking work, detail by detail, only to watch it all get smashed to pieces.Here, he tells us how they made some of the film’s coolest dioramas. Advertisement Hereditary is quickly earning a reputation as the scariest movie of the year. Or maybe the millennium. Or maybe ever. And among its genuine terrors is a small—and creepy—world made in Toronto.In the film, Toni Collette plays a miniaturist who builds intricate dioramas of pivotal family moments, including some with her recently deceased mother. The tableaux are a mix of family drama and macabre scenes, much like the film itself. All of that delicate miniature work was done by Toronto-based visual effects artist Steve Newburn and his team at Applied Arts FX Studio. The film was originally meant to shoot in Toronto, and when production moved to Utah, they kept the Canadian special effects team.According to writer-director Ari Aster, the miniatures are meant to signal that the characters are like dolls in a dollhouse without agency or control over their circumstances. But for Newburn, who also did the film’s prosthetic and makeup effects, the work was technical, not allegorical: it was just about basswood, card stock, insulation foam, paint, 3-D printing and deadlines. “I can’t worry about the philosophy or what the characters are thinking,” he says. “From an artistic standpoint it becomes almost impossible, because you’re always questioning whether you’re straying from the cinematic idea.” While some of the models were inspired by images Aster found online, most are miniature recreations of the set pieces and actors. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Habitat General Assembly session renews commitment to adequate shelter for all

The governments made that commitment after working through the night of 8 to 9 June to conclude the special session of the General Assembly to implement the Habitat Agenda – the outcome of the Second UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), held in Istanbul in 1996. Without a vote, the States adopted a Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, at 7 am on Saturday morning. While welcoming progress made in implementing the Agenda, the governments recognized the obstacles in the way of developing human settlements and noted with great concern the current conditions of human settlements worldwide. In the face of those and other challenges, they pledged to accelerate their efforts to ensure the Agenda’s full and effective implementation. They also resolved to encourage social and economic policies designed to meet the housing needs of families, with particular attention to the needs of children; and to promote changes in attitudes, structures, policies and other practices relating to gender in order to eliminate all obstacles to human dignity and equality in family and society. The Declaration urged the strengthening of international assistance to developing countries in their efforts to alleviate poverty, including by creating an enabling environment to facilitate the integration of the developing countries into the world economy, improving their market access, facilitating the flow of financial resources and implementing all initiatives regarding debt relief. The governments resolved to take effective measures to remove obstacles to the realization of the rights of peoples living under colonial rule and foreign occupation. They also resolved to expand and strengthen the protection of civilians in conformity with international humanitarian law. The document also addressed, among many other issues, the provision of shelter and other basic services for post-conflict and post-disaster countries; proactive planning of land supply to promote the efficient functioning of land markets; the need to eradicatelegal and social barriers to the equitable access to land; actions to address the impact of HIV/AIDS in human settlements; the issues of urban crime and violence; and the need to take concerted action against international terrorism.During the one-week meeting, 171 speakers addressed the plenary session, including 2 vice-presidents, 3 deputy prime ministers, 69 ministers and 20 vice-ministers. Three UN entities and 11 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also spoke in the plenary. The session was attended by 450 NGO representatives from 170 organizations, as well as 67 mayors. read more

UN agency steps up aid operations as 130000 Syrian refugees cross into

“I commend Turkey’s welcoming response to offer refuge and aid to this population so suddenly and violently driven from their homes in fear for their lives,” said António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in a statement to the press. “This massive influx shows how important it is to offer and preserve asylum space for Syrians as well as the need to mobilize international support to the neighbouring countries so generously hosting them.”The Turkish authorities and UNHCR are preparing for the possibility of hundreds of thousands more refugees arriving in the coming days, as the battle for the northern Syrian city of Kobani (also known as Ayn al-Arab) and surrounding areas forces more people to flee.Throughout the Syria conflict, the city of Kobani was relatively safe and untouched, and as many as 200,000 internally displaced people from other parts of the country had found refuge there. But with recent siege of the city by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), large numbers of the population, mainly from Syria’s Kurdish minority, were forced to abandon their homes and seek safety in Turkey. Among the refugees are large numbers of women, children and older people, UNHCR reports.At the start of the influx, UNHCR responded with immediate supplies of relief items, including 20,000 blankets, 10,000 mats, 5,000 jerry cans, 2,000 plastic sheets. The agency also donated mobile registration and coordination centres, and staff are positioned at the six border crossing points monitoring arrivals and identifying vulnerable people.Meanwhile, the Turkish Government is accelerating the construction of two camps, with the support of UNHCR, for those who are not being hosted by the local communities and relatives. Turkey is host to more than 850,000 Syrian refugees.UNHCR is also preparing an air, sea and land emergency relief response to offer a supply of thermal blankets, sleeping mats and kitchen sets as well as help to rapidly set up and run registration centres. read more

No 7 Ohio State slotted to take on No 8 Notre Dame

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) tries to get around Michigan senior safety Jarrod Wilson (22) during a game on Nov. 28 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. OSU won 42-13. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIn order for the Ohio State football team to squeak into the College Football Playoff top four, the Buckeyes needed bedlam to break out during the conference championship games on Saturday. It didn’t happen, meaning the chance for back-to-back titles has now evaporated for the Scarlet and Gray. The consolation prize for No. 7 OSU ends up being a New Year’s Six game, as on Sunday it was awarded a berth to the Fiesta Bowl against No. 8 Notre Dame (10-2). It will be a rematch of the game in 2006 when then-No. 4 OSU squared off against then-No. 5 Notre Dame in the same bowl. The Buckeyes grabbed the 34-20 win. There was a lot of discussion about OSU going to the Rose Bowl, but despite losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game, Iowa remained ahead of the Buckeyes in the rankings to earn the trip to Pasadena, California.“We really thought Iowa proved more in that loss than maybe they did throughout the rest of their schedule,” College Football Playoff Committee chairman Jeff Long said on ESPN. “Holding them No. 5 was a strong sentiment of the committee.” It will be the first time since 2009 that OSU will play in the Fiesta Bowl. In that game, the Buckeyes lost 24-21 to Texas. Since the Fiesta Bowl’s inception in 1971, OSU has played in it five times.Notre Dame comes into the game with two losses by a combined four points. The Fighting Irish’s first loss came by way of No. 1 Clemson, 24-22, on Oct. 3. The second came on Nov. 28 courtesy of now-No. 6 Stanford, 38-36. Their offense ranks 25th nationally, whereas the defense comes in 38th overall. The game is set to kick off at 1 p.m. on New Year’s Day in Glendale, Arizona, at the University of Phoenix Stadium. read more

French hospital introduces wine bar to improve quality of life for terminally

first_imgTHE FRENCH HAVE long been famed for their unshakeable belief in the health benefits of a glass of wine.Now, one French hospital plans to take things a step further by opening a wine bar aimed at improving the quality of life of terminally-ill patients.The bar at Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in central France will open in September.It will be housed in the hospital’s palliative care centre and patients will be able to invite friends and family to share a drink with them.The first of its kind in France, the bar would “cheer up the difficult day-to-day existence of patients,” head of the centre Virginie Guastella told AFP.“The aim is to ‘re-humanise’ patients by improving the quality of their day-to-day existence and also by giving them the pleasure of being able to offer and receive,” she said.The bar would also allow families facing bereavement to “create moments of conviviality” despite being in a hospital environment, she added.“It’s a little detail but it can make all the difference.”Staff at the hospital will receive special training from a social anthropologist on how to handle patients who come to the bar.In addition to wine, the bar will also stock beer, whisky and champagne.- © AFP, 2014Lidl will soon be stocking wine for €39.99 – but what can you usually buy there for that much? >last_img read more

Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in

first_img Short URL Mar 18th 2017, 8:30 PM 30 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Madhourse Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 8:30 PM Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in vote for Ireland’s favourite food brand Love Irish Food favourites survey asked 2,150 people about their most-beloved foods. Share Tweet Email6 21,485 Views By Sean Murray THE LOVE IRISH Food group has published the results from its latest favourites survey, with Flahavans, apple tart, dinner and Cork among the main winners across the different categories.A total of 2,150 people participated in the survey, which asked Irish people their thoughts on food and drink across ten different categories.Flahavans was voted Ireland’s favourite food brand in the survey, with Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Tayto crisps, McCambridge Bread and Ballymaloe Foods rounding out the top five.For people who get their food outside the traditional supermarket or shop, Marlay Park was singled out as people’s favourite farmer’s market, with Bloom in the Phoenix Park chosen as the favourite festival.Dinner won the vote as Ireland’s favourite meal, followed by breakfast and lunch.Apple tart was more popular than cake and chocolate in the indulgent treats category, while Irish people abroad missed tea the most, followed by butter and bread.Cork, meanwhile, was chosen as Ireland’s favourite “food county”, with Dublin second and Wexford in third place.In other categories, Tesco was chosen as Ireland’s favourite food shop, while Chapter One in Dublin beat off competition from Rustic Stone, and Mustard Seed in Co Limerick, as the favourite restaurant.Love Irish Food was set up in 2009 by a group of Irish brands. They say that its members employ over 15,000 people directly or indirectly in the food industry in Ireland.Read: OK, so there ARE a few Irish brands out there that are still Irish. At least, mostly Irish…Read: Think these much-loved Irish products actually come from Ireland? Well, think again Image: Shutterstock/Madhourse Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Acting Inspector Andrew Markakis presented with Victorian Multicultural Award of Excellence

first_imgThe end of November saw Acting Inspector Andrew Markakis receive the Police Multicultural Media Award 2017 in a ceremony at Government House Melbourne.Markakis, who is also the president of the Victorian Hellenic Police Association, was recognised for his work connecting Victoria Police with the Greek community and other multicultural communities.The Greek Australian officer is stationed at Victoria Police Headquarters and is part of the Transit and Public Safety Command. His current role involves strategic co-ordination and business support to specialist police units such as the Dog Squad, Bomb Squad, Public Order and Transit Safety Police to name a few.The award, one of two granted in this category, was presented by Victoria Police Acting Chief Commissioner Andrew Crisp and states “In acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution towards enhancing understanding between Victoria Police and the Multicultural Community of Victoria”.“[Acting] Inspector Andrew Markakis is an excellent example of productive diversity, using his own Greek Australian bilingual and cultural skills to liaise with the Greek community through 3XY Radio Hellas and various Greek newspapers. Such media relationships have allowed him to keep his community informed on important and relevant topics. He is a great example of what community policing is all about,” the citation stated.Apart from his regular duties, Markakis has taken the initiative to promote Vic Police’s work to mainstream and ethnic media by organising radio interviews and informative shows with SBS Greek radio program, Rythmos as well as provide mainstream publications and Greek newspapers like Neos Kosmos with timely news stories and important updates.Markakis hosted the 2017 Victorian Greek Orthodox Church: Celebrating Women in Policing event at St Efstathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne gaining internal publicity through corporate news.“I am passionate about promoting the profile of Victoria Police to culturally diverse communities through active engagement and participation with a variety of media,” he told Neos Kosmos.“I find this to be a rewarding path where I am able to use my position as a police officer to strengthen community ties and build confidence in police by driving community engagement; we aim to increase community participation and collaboration and over time, further increase confidence to report victimisation, crime and incidents to police.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Draft These 5 Apps to Your Fantasy Football Roster

first_img It’s that time of year. When choosing a platform for ease and information are key. Sometimes changes need to be made quickly, and constant updates are essential to a victorious day, week, or season. So once you’ve settled on your name (This year I’m rolling with New Gronk City), read all the draft reports, watched hours of pre-season football…now you’re salivating for the real thing. September 7th will be here before you know it and the clock is ticking. We here at Geek will help you make the right choice so you can be crowned a champion and have all the bragging rights (and maybe some cash). Yahoo!Yahoo is King! This is far and away the best platform for fantasy football…hell all fantasy sports. You don’t get to be the number one rated fantasy app for no reason though. It’s pretty easy to switch between teams and games if you have multiple rosters.  Yahoo is also the most friendly when it comes to points. All the information you get comes from Rotoworld experts, and there are even tutorial videos now. Yahoo has created a great user experience, and each year it gets better. This is hands down the one you need.ESPNGreat for first timers. The interface on mobile and desktop is really friendly. I won my first season using this platform. What’s new this year for ESPN is the addition of animated stickers to elevate your trash talk within your league. Never feel bad for winning, you’re just better, and there’s no shame in letting your league know. And on ESPN you’re getting all your player rankings and projections form Matthew Berry. He is the actual king and overlord of everything Fantasy. Getting easy access to his Love/Hate column every week is crucial to your success. Even if you don’t choose ESPN as your platform Berry is the guru you need to be following.NFLI ran a mock draft through here my very first season, mostly because I was worried I was going to mess up the actual ESPN team I had. Foolish, naive fantasy newbie. If you choose the NFL app you get the absolute best video highlights from games specific to their fantasy scoring system. I mean duh! You’re getting it right from the source. You also get exclusive next gen stats in your dashboard. I’ve only played around with this platform, but it very much caters to fan experience and exclusive NFL content. So I’d recommend this one for the ultimate NFL fan.FanDuelOf the daily leagues, I prefer mobile to set my line up easily and sometimes jump into a match the day of. FanDuel is super easy to setup one on one matches with friends for the week of games or for just one day. I’ve actually won money from FanDuel; it was about $100 from one weekend (just Sunday games), and my buy in was only $5. Remember that Matthew Berry column I told you about, that’s your play book for daily leagues. If you’re looking to throw down a little money I’d go with FanDuel. Most buy ins are pretty affordable, and you have the chance to win big with the right research.FoxThis one is not available as an app in the US (but is as desktop/mobile web page). As the popularity of the NFL grows around the world and more games are held in the UK it’s reasonable to assume that the love of Fantasy will grow as well. The mobile web page isn’t bad, stripped down but good for a beginner. There is also a comprehensive ‘How To,” so like I said if you’re overwhelmed being a noob this might be a good step. I’d also recommend adding the ‘Can’t Drop’ list to your reading if you pick Fox’s system.Honorable Mentions: Highly suggest listening to the Fantasy Focus Football podcast. Weekly insight from probably the most knowledge fantasy team in the world. And follow Stephania Bell on Twitter for injury updates too. She’ll help you make those game time decisions.No matter what platform you use there is an art to fantasy sports, but with the right care and attention, you too can be a champion. Remember have some dang fun and good luck out there tiger!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story ModeBasketball Pro Suspended When Drug Test Revealed He Was ‘Pregnant’ last_img read more

New fiberoptic cable system to turbocharge North Slope broadband access

first_imgQuintillion contractors laid some 1,200 miles of fiber-optic cable off Alaska’s northern and northwestern coasts this summer to connect to an overland fiber cable that the company extended from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay earlier this year. (Quintillion graphic)Residents of five North Slope communities will soon have access to much faster internet connections, now that Anchorage-based Quintillion has activated its new land- and sea-based fiber-optic cable network. Company officials say the Alaska system is the first part of a network that could eventually stretch from Europe to Asia, with Alaska at the midpoint.Listen nowQuintillion activated its 1,200-mile terrestrial fiber-optic cable system on Friday, giving residents of five North Slope communities a quantum leap forward in broadband internet access.“It’s a pretty phenomenal capacity – really unlimited for the purposes of the communities that we will be connecting,” Quintillion spokeswoman Kristina Woolston said.Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright and Utqiagvik all will soon have access to the internet through the system. Woolston says its overall capacity is 30 terabits per second – which, to most users, could perhaps be best described in terms of the number of high-def movies that could be downloaded through it, quickly.“Millions of high-definition movies downloaded in a second,” Woolston said in an interview Friday.Woolston says the communities each will have access to up to 200 gigabits of data per second. That’s many times faster than the satellite-based system that North Slope internet service providers have been using for the past several years.“Based upon the demand and the need, that could increase,” Woolston said. “Certainly, the capacity on the system overall is there.”And it’ll be much more dependable than the slow and often balky connections satellite-based systems afford, according to the head of ASTAC, the North Slope’s biggest internet service provider.“So, instead of going 23,000 miles into outer space, to a satellite, and then 23,000 miles back to an Earth station, and then hand-off in Anchorage to the internet connection, it’s now happening at the speed of light over this fiber,” ASTAC CEO Jens Laipenieks said.Laipenieks said that will cut the time it takes to transmit data from a server to a computer, the so-called latency, by more than 90 percent, down from 900 milliseconds to about 60 milliseconds.“So that means things load faster, your web pages are more responsive, your videos don’t buffer or skip,” Laipenieks said. “Y’know, the overall quality of the bandwidth quality is vastly superior.”Laipenieks says the company has been laying fiber-optic to the home of all of its 1,100 customers in the five communities over the past couple of years and making other system upgrades in preparation of the Quintillion fiber becoming operational. He says the company’s 1,100 customers have been looking forward to this day even more.“We’ve been taking pre-orders now for a few weeks,” Lapienieks said. “So, Wednesday Dec. 13th is kind of our go-live day for our new product.”Laipenieks said ASTAC is now studying how to extend its system farther eastward to other North Slope communities that are still stuck will satellite-based internet connections.“We’re turning our sights on extending the network from these new Quintillion landing sites to the final four, as we refer to them, which are, starting from the east, the village of Kaktovik; Atqusuk, south of Barrow; Point Lay and Anaktuvik Pass.”Woolston says the Alaska terrestrial system links into a larger internet lines that originate in the Pacific Northwest and lands at several points in Southcentral and the Kenai. Quintillion officials plan to lay another 10,000 miles of subsea fiber-optic cable from the landing in Nome westward to Tokyo, and from Prudhoe Bay eastward to London.last_img read more

70th National Students Day celebrated in Mancherial

first_imgMancherial: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) celebrated 70th National Students’ Day in a grand manner in Mancherial town on Tuesday. Earlier about 500 students led by ABVP leaders took out a massive rally in the town.Speaking on the occasion, ABVP State joint secretary Bollishetty Ashvin Reddy said ABVP is the only students’ organisation with 70 years history in the country that has been promoting leadership qualities, national rebuilding for services. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Similarly, the ABVP has been staging national-wide agitations over students’ issues, anti-educational policies adopted by the State government and the protests are on the rise to address the students’ problems. He reminded several movements launched by the students on scholarship issue. ABVP co-convenor Sarapu Sai Krishna, Praveen, Pradeep, zonal in-charge Pavan, Ramvilas, Rambabu, Vamshi, Vinay, Purnachandar, Prashanth, Shashi and others participated in the programme.last_img read more

Bengaluru airport to host weddings concerts as part of Rs 13000 cr

first_imgThe woman was asked to apologise to the flight’s captain after it landed in Bengaluru at night. Wikimedia CommonsBengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) may soon become a popular venue for destination weddings.As part of recent expansion plans, the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) is expected to build a first of its kind arena at the airport. The arena will host music concerts, weddings, exhibitions and other events.The airport authorities have issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the arena, which is expected to be built by 2022.According to the proposal, the arena will be developed on 6.3 acres of land with a capacity to accommodate up to 9,000 people. The idea behind this project is to cater to the growing demand for entertainment events in Bengaluru.The arena will reportedly be a cost-effective and semi-permanent marquee structure, which will be developed adjacent to the newly built South Access Road that runs parallel to the main road.Being the third busiest airport in India, KIA had 33.3 million passengers in FY 2018-19 and registered a 23.8 percent year-over-year growth. The airport expansion project is estimated to cost Rs 13,000 crore.last_img read more

Big Finish Revives Torchwood For Season 5 Audio Drama

first_imgStay on target Peter Capaldi’s turn as the Twelfth Doctor ends this Christmas. But fans can quench their thirst for extraterrestrials and human corruptibility with a fifth season of Torchwood.Following the events of Miracle Day—the spin-off’s fourth and final season, aired in 2011—Torchwood: Aliens Among Us reunites Captain Jack & Co. for a romp through the 21st Century.But don’t expect to see new episodes airing on BBC America: Aliens Among Us is a three-boxset audio drama from Big Finish.Starring John Barrowman, Kai Owen, Tom Price, Paul Clayton, Alexandria Riley, Sam Béart, Jonny Green, and Eve Myles, the audio story picks up where the TV series left off.Captain Jack Harkness (Barrowman), an immortal former con-man from the distant future, and Gwen Cooper (Myles) have restarted Torchwood in Cardiff, home of the original Torchwood Three. But something terrible has happened to the city, and the team must adopt a new approach to hunting aliens.‘This is an ambitious series for Big Finish,” season five producer James Goss said in a statement.“There are some great scripts by some new writers, but there are also some familiar old faces,” like former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies, who is overseeing the new season.“There’ll be a few other surprises,” Goss teased, “including an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead…”The first four episodes are scheduled for release in August—featuring chapters “Changes Everything,” “Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy,” “Orr” (by Juno Dawson), and “Superiority Complex” (by AK Benedict). Series 5.2 will follow in October, and 5.3 completes the season in the new year.“Russell’s been wonderfully involved in the continuation of Torchwood,” Goss said. “We came up with some characters and ideas, and he very kindly, very politely said, ‘Marvellous, but no. Howabout…?’“And that’s what lead to Jack and Gwen being joined by Mr. Colchester (Clayton), Ng (Riley), Tyler (Green), and the enigmatic Orr (Béart). Who are they? What part do they have to play in the future of Torchwood? And can they save Cardiff from an invasion that’s already been lost?”Listeners can pre-order the Torchwood: Aliens Among Us bundle (all three box sets) as a digital download (£60/$78) or CD package (£75/$97); individual collections are also available for digitally (£25/$32) or as a CD (£28/$36).The Lives of Captain Jack (via BBC)Barrowman, as Harkness, led spin-off Torchwood for five years. Since the show’s cancellation in 2011, the character has been immortalized in Big Finish audio adventures—like the one coming out this June.“The Lives of Captain Jack” is a four-part tale written by James Goss and Guy Adams, and directed by Scott Handcock, which features Barrowman, Russell Tovey (as Alonso Frame), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), and a handful of other familiar faces (er, voices).“It’s an honor because I also am still … You know, here I am today, still playing Captain Jack, but in a different … media form,” Barrowman told Doctor Who: The Fan Show in March. “But also I get to travel around the world, and I see how much Torchwood is loved, and how much Torchwood is wanted back.“I’m trying to push it, push it, push it, keep it alive,” he continued. “Then people like Big Finish come along to do these things; it’s wonderful.” HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

Valve pulls a game from Steam library for the first time even

first_imgBack in 2009, developed Order of War, a World War II strategy game. Around one year later, the developer made a standalone multiplayer iteration of the game — Order of War: Challenge — published by Square Enix, and available on Steam. Like most online-only games that require servers, the publishers cannot maintain the servers forever, and eventually the games shut down. Square Enix shut down the servers for Order of War: Challenge — rendering the game unplayable. Instead of allowing the game to fester in your Steam user library list though, Valve wiped its memory from the client — even if you spent money and bought the game.While the game being wiped from the store doesn’t really matter considering it’s no longer playable (unless you were suddenly planning to get deep into Order of War: Challenge hacking), the more important news here is that this is the first time (as far as anyone can tell) Valve has wiped a game from the Steam user library.When Valve removes a game from Steam — which it has done in the past — it’s still normally left alone in users’ libraries. After all, if you purchase a disc-based game at GameStop but the servers are shut down years later, you still have the game disc in your possession — for display purposes, at least. Though Challenge is mostly multiplayer, the game does have a handful of single-player missions. However, the game employs always-on DRM, so without the servers functioning, those missions are not playable anyway.Moaning about always-on DRM isn’t really what to take away from the news — after all, Steam itself is DRM and we all accepted that long ago. Conceivably, Square Enix could have removed the always-on DRM in one final update, granting access to the single-player missions. However, considering the company could not financially sustain the servers no one populated anymore, it likely would not have made any sense to pay people to develop an update.What to take away from the news is a simple reminder that for all your love of Steam, it’s not only DRM — the faintest mention of the term causing the internet to flip out — but if Steam ever shuts down, there’s a good chance you won’t have access to years of purchases. User reports suggest that if you contact Steam support, you can potentially receive a refund.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | December 08, 2011 McKesson Awarded U.S. Government’s DIN PACS III Contract News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more December 8, 2011 – The U.S. government has awarded McKesson its digital imaging network / picture archiving and communications system (DIN PACS III) contract, allowing the company to sell PACS and related sub-systems to all branches of the U.S. armed forces and civilian defense department agency facilities.  The deal is valued at a potential $30 million through the contract term, which initially runs for two years with an additional two years of options.  This agreement follows a string of military contracts that McKesson has secured during the last year.  Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, Calif., and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., were the first of five bases to replace their hospital’s PACS systems with McKesson’s solution.  Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M., and McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. are currently deploying McKesson’s PACS and expect to go-live by February 2012. “The U.S. Air Force has some of the most rigorous security and technology requirements in the armed forces,” said Thomas Lewis, director, U.S. Air Force PACS Office.  “McKesson has proven that its approach to PACS design, implementation and support is well-suited to meet our unique needs for security clearance and efficient care delivery.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more