‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Raise More Than $125K for Casts’ Charities

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Raise More Than $125K for Casts’ Charities

first_imgStay on target “Bloody hell, I am one very lucky lady to have such kind, generous, shining spirited fans who are raising money for my charity @sameyouorg. Elle Elaria and your Reddit page where you have raised almost £38,000 [approximately $48,000] has made my day, week, month, year, decade, and I couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to wave goodbye to the mother of dragons than with this step towards making brain injury sufferers feel less alone,” Clarke wrote on Instagram. “YOU ARE MY HEROS. I am the one who should be bending the knee to you.”The Redditor also spoke with BuzzFeed after she found Clarke’s personal thank you to her and the subreddit page: “She didn’t need to do that. She could have just casually reposted it with a quick written comment, but she took the time to film a heartfelt thank you,” she said. “Iconic. My only regret is not having a more embarrassing username for her to shout out.”More on Geek.com:Sophie Turner Shocked By ‘Game of Thrones’ Spoiler in Season 1 Poster‘Game of Thrones’ Star Says Twist Ending Was George R.R. Martin’s Idea ‘Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall’ Is a VR Westeros Adventure After Game of Thrones’ series finale aired on May 19, fans have donated more than $125,000 to charities to thank the series’ beloved cast, including Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington.Over the past nine days, a fundraising campaign created to honor Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on the show, has raised more than $101,000 for her charity SameYou, BuzzFeed News reported. On Friday, another campaign made for Harington (Jon Snow), generated more than $25,000 for Mencap, a charity that he is an ambassador for, in less than 24 hours.Photo Credit: r/freefolk / RedditThe charity donation idea stemmed from r/freefolk, an active community of Game of Thrones fanatics which was also the source for the viral petition to re-do Season 8. Three days after Game of Thrones’ last episode premiered on HBO, Redditor elle_elaria shared a link to SameYou, a brain injury rehabilitation charity founded by Clarke, that she started raising money for.According to the campaign’s description, it was “a gesture of love and support from the fandom to the entire cast & crew — but also particularly to the woman who poured her very soul into her character, who delivered passionate speeches in High Valyrian and Dothraki in between questioning her very mortality and inspired so many of us with her resilience.”Clarke caught wind of the campaign on Thursday, which raised approximately $48,000 at that time. In a sweet Instagram post, Clarke thanked the Redditor personally and the other members of the subreddit for donating to SameYou.center_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

Attorneys for CM Punk send letter to WWE per new report

first_imgFacebook Google+ Will CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again? WhatsApp Pinterest The Miz Joe Rogan Says Floyd Mayweather Should Fight CM Punk in MMA Debut Now Playing Up Next Here’s Who CM Punk Might Fight At UFC 225 Chris Jericho on being disappointed with his WrestleMania 18 main event match Kane Now Playing Up Next CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Videos Articlescenter_img CM Punk to appear at Starrcast III, Scheduled for interview and meet-and-greet Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Attorneys representing former WWE star Phil “CM Punk” Brooks sent a 22 page letter to WWE regarding royalties and the use of his likeness in the new WWE 2K15 video game according to a report by Dave Meltzer. The belief is that WWE stopped sending Punk royalty money claiming breach of contract when he walked out on the company back in January.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror MovieVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Did CM Punk Make A Secret Return To Wrestling? Videos Articles Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next The Young Bucks on CM Punk coming to AEW, Cody’s chairshot, nearly signing with WWE Laura Vandervoortlast_img read more

WWE goes pink with Susan G. Komen for third straight year

first_img Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced WWE issued the following press release:WWE® GOES PINK WITH SUSAN G. KOMEN® FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEARSTAMFORD, Conn., September 29, 2014 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Susan G. Komen® will expand their partnership for their third annual breast cancer awareness campaign beginning tonight on Monday Night Raw® with WWE Superstars and Divas wearing co-branded Susan G. Komen and WWE apparel and WWE platforms “going pink.” The “Courage Conquer Cure” campaign will continue throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and WWE will donate to Komen 20 percent of the retail sales price of all co-branded merchandise sold on WWEShop.com and at WWE live events, as well as 5 percent of all other WWE merchandise sold on WWEShop.com. For the first time, fans will have the option of donating $1, $5 or $10 upon checkout from WWEShop.com with all proceeds benefiting Komen.WWE and Komen will also feature special “Keep Calm and Never Give Up” t-shirts inspired by WWE Superstar John Cena®, “Support the Twins” t-shirts and pink Hulk Hogan® “Hulkamania™” t-shirts.To support Komen’s mission, WWE will utilize all its assets including WWE Network, TV and pay-per-view broadcasts, live events, PSAs, digital and social media to generate awareness and encourage fans to get involved. The campaign will also be featured on the hit reality series Total Divas, in an episode that airs on Sunday, October 19 at 9 pm ET on E!. Throughout the month, the WWE announcer table, entrance ramp and ring skirts will be co-branded and the middle ring rope turned pink to promote the fight against breast cancer. In addition, a co-branded WWE and Susan G. Komen flag will be flown outside of WWE’s corporate headquarters.“WWE has made a tremendous commitment to women and men facing breast cancer, not only in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness month but all year round,” said Komen President and CEO Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S.“WWE’s partnership has raised funds for Komen’s research and health programs, and helped us reach millions of people with potentially life-saving information about their risk for breast cancer. We’re deeply grateful to our friends at WWE and their fans worldwide for their commitment to our mission to end breast cancer forever.”“Susan G. Komen has truly transformed the world’s support for breast cancer research and awareness,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “WWE is exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with Komen and be at the forefront of this movement, as we continue to utilize our global platforms to raise awareness and funds for a disease that affects so many people.”Susan G. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The partnership launched in 2012 with the successful “Rise Above Cancer” campaign and has generated more than $1.2 million for Komen to date. The two organizations also partnered for “Make Mom Proud,” a campaign that coincided with Mother’s Day and called on supporters to do something meaningful for their moms and other important women in the their lives. This past May, Komen and WWE teamed up again for National Women’s Health Week with a campaign to remind women how a healthy lifestyle is critical in the fight against breast cancer.Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research, and funds community outreach programs, public advocacy and global programs. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. There are 3million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. For more information about Susan G. Komen, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org/wwe or call 1-877GOKOMEN.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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WWE Hall of Famer backstage at RAW in Atlanta, more notes

first_imgFacebook WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was backstage at the RAW taping on Monday in Atlanta. Flair ended up leaving the arena according to report and wasn’t used on the show. He was instead simply visiting and said he felt great after some recent surgeries. WWE has pulled Flair from the upcoming Mexico tour as he isn’t able to do anything physical just yet.Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Diamond Dallas Page also visited the taping.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair HospitalizedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jared Leto Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Twitter Now Playing Up Next Ric Flair Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articlescenter_img Ric Flair Opens Up About 2017 Health Scare WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Whats On Deck For March: Celtics, Bruins Stretch Runs WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlottelast_img read more

Clackamas Ore deputies chase car theft suspect into Vancouver

first_imgClackamas County, Ore., sheriff’s deputies chased a stolen vehicle early Wednesday morning into Vancouver. The driver ditched the stolen pickup and has not been caught.The owner of the 1997 Dodge Ram pickup called 911 at 3:23 a.m. to report his vehicle had been stolen, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said in an email.A deputy spotted the truck about 10 minutes later and tried to pull it over on Interstate 205 near Oregon Highway 224, the sheriff’s office said. The driver refused to stop and led deputies north on a chase.Deputies asked for the Portland Police Bureau to deploy spike strips, which were unsuccessful, and then contacted Washington law enforcement agencies when the pursuit continued across the Interstate 205 Bridge.When the driver reached Vancouver, they increased their speed to 100 mph and, at one point, the truck drove onto a center median. Deputies decided to stop the chase due to safety concerns, according to the sheriff’s office.last_img read more

Vanco Golf Range customers campaign to save facility

first_imgThe city of Vancouver’s Heights District Plan aims to transform the aging and dilapidated Tower Mall site into a bustling residential and commercial center along the Mill Plain corridor.But the redevelopment area is bigger than just the mall site, and customers at the Vanco Golf Range across the street from the mall have been raising objections to the planned loss of the facility — the only public driving range in Vancouver.“The city doesn’t have any golf facilities (on city-owned property) except this one,” says Vanco owner Chuck Milne. “There are very few standalone ranges that have the amenities that we have, like the putting green and chipping green.”The driving range has been at 703 N. Devine Road since approximately 1970, and Milne, a Vancouver resident and retired professional golfer, has owned and operated the business since 1982.He’s kept the operation minimalist over the years, employing a staff of up to 10 depending on the season and running the business out of a small shop — although he has added the pair of small putting greens next to the parking lot.last_img read more

Get primed for Tuesday primary in Clark County

first_imgThis year, 133 residents of Clark County filed to run for elected offices that include port, fire, school and cemetery districts, as well as city councils and a special election for county council.That number of candidates will be narrowed on Tuesday when voters return ballots for the 2019 primary election.Whoever wins these races will influence the direction of local cities, which are grappling with how to provide services to the county’s burgeoning population. Also at stake are how school districts respond to enrollment and financial pressures. Additionally, four funding levies for education and emergency medical services will be on this upcoming ballot.But, like other off-year primary elections, a majority of Clark County voters are expected to sit this one out. Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said he expects roughly 30 percent of voters to turn out for this election, up from 2017’s 20 percent turnout and 2015’s 25.8 percent turnout.Kimsey said that ballots have to be postmarked by Election Day on Tuesday at the latest to be counted. Ballots can also be dropped off at seven ballot drop locations by 8 p.m.The two candidates that receive the most votes in the primary will advance to November’s general election. Races with only two candidates will only appear on the November ballot, meaning just eight races are on the primary ballot. Unlike elections that occur in even-numbered years, races on this year’s ballot are nonpartisan. The one exception is a special election for the partisan Clark County Council.last_img read more

TCI and Bahamas on EU tax haven list headed for formal blacklist

TCI and Bahamas on EU tax haven list headed for formal blacklist

first_img TCI: EU supports advancements in Turks and Caicos Education Sector Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Jun 2015 – Fourteen Caribbean countries are on the list released Wednesday.The full list is: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Guernsey, Monaco, Mauritius, Liberia, Seychelles, Brunei, Hong Kong, Maldives, Cook Islands, Nauru, Niue, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Montserrat, Panama, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands.This list is mounted, reportedly as a first time initiative and as the EU launches an action plan to crack down. Turks & Caicos will be hit, if EU dumped by British Residents say TCI doing enough; not a tax haven Recommended for you Related Items:caribbean countries, Eu, tax havenlast_img read more

Federal agency delays final environmental review of Alaskas gasline project

first_imgNikiski, Alaska, where the Alaska LNG project plans to site a liquefaction facility at the end of an 800-mile long pipeline bringing natural gas from the North Slope to tidewater before exporting it to markets in Asia. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced on Feb. 28, 2019, that it is pushing back the timeline to finish an environmental review and authorization to build for the megaproject. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The federal agency reviewing Alaska’s ambitious North-Slope-to-Asia LNG export project has pushed back the timeline for finishing that review.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, announced on Feb. 28 that it has pushed back the deadline for its final decision by four months.“The new schedule indicates that the final permit for the Alaska LNG project will be delivered in June of 2020,” said Alaska Gasline Development Corporation spokesperson Tim Fitzpatrick.In its notice, staff at FERC attributed the delay to the state’s gasline corporation. The corporation has filed hundreds of thousands of pages of environmental and engineering data to the federal agency — all in the quest to get that final permit to build the 800-mile long pipeline and plant.But the federal commission is still waiting for information on everything from fire safety and underwater pipeline crossings to maps showing seismic hazards near the pipeline.A final decision from the federal commission is contingent upon the state corporation providing all of the data that it wants — so the schedule could still be revised.The $43 billion project has seen some upheaval in the last few months. Negotiations with potential buyers and investors in China were scheduled to end in December. That deadline passed with no deal.Gov. Mike Dunleavy took office and then shook up the corporation’s board. That board then fired the corporation’s president in January.Dunleavy’s budget team also wants to claw back about $5 million given to the state corporation last year.last_img read more

Texas Is Making Billions From Oil And Gas Drilling But Counties Say

Texas Is Making Billions From Oil And Gas Drilling But Counties Say

first_imgEddie Seal for The Texas TribuneA tanker truck travels on FM 2067 between Austin and Victoria on April 18, 2018. Texas counties are asking state leaders to help pay for road damage caused by heavy traffic from the oil and gas industry.W.C. Steinmann says his family roots in southeast Texas date back to 1882.The 74-year-old rancher lives in DeWitt County, between San Antonio and Victoria, an area surrounded by oil and natural gas fields. Steinmann and other local property owners say the oil and gas boom is destroying the rural road system.“The base of the roads were not designed for those types of heavy equipment to go on them,” Steinmann said, adding that some roads are so narrow that “you have to get in a ditch to let someone come by you. It gets very difficult day-after-day to travel those roads.”This is not a new problem for Texas, where oil and gas drilling has been a pillar of the economy for generations. And DeWitt County isn’t the only affected area. During the 2013 drilling boom, county officials along the U.S.-Mexico border raised concerns about residents having to navigate yawning potholes, cracked asphalt and splintering shoulders.Texas leads the nation in both oil and natural gas production. In the 2017 budget year, the oil production tax brought the state more than $2 billion in revenue, while the natural gas production tax brought in a little less than $1 billion.But none of that tax money goes to fixing roads in the areas where the production is occurring. Instead it’s divided among several state funds: the Rainy Day Fund, the State Highway Fund and the Foundation School Program.“The drilling continues, the fracking continues, there’s more weight on the road and I don’t really see any relief,” said DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler. “It’d be nice for the state to realize that they haven’t really contributed anything.”Eddie Seal for The Texas TribuneA badly damaged section of road near Cheapside, between Gonzales and Cuero, on April 10, 2018.The House Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on April 17 to “evaluate the impact energy exploration and production has on state and county roads, and make recommendations on how to improve road quality in areas impacted by these activities.” The House Energy Resources Committee will meet the following day to examine “investments in public infrastructure” in the Permian Basin, the state’s most productive oil and gas region. After both committees meet, they’ll publish an interim report.But until there’s a permanent legislative fix, some rural leaders say the state is enjoying a free lunch at the expense of local property tax owners who have to pay for the damage to their roads — often through higher property taxes. The Texas Department of Transportation has also struggled to maintain farm-to-market roads near oil and natural gas wells because of damage from heavy trucks.“The money from the oil and natural gas production taxes just goes back to the state … and they redistribute it,” said former Nueces County Judge Richard Borchard, who lives in DeWitt County. “The local taxpayers live here, we stay here and we have to deal with these roads. The state needs to understand that the local governments need some help.”In 2014, Texas lawmakers approved a one-time appropriation of roughly $225 million to help counties fix damaged local roads. Of the state’s 254 counties, 191 applied, and identified more than $1 billion in needed road improvements. The biggest grants went to counties in West and South Texas with the heaviest oil and gas production.In the heart of the Permian Basin, Midland County Commissioner Robin Donnelly said the county received $5.9 million from the state in 2014 and put it toward a single road project that’s still not complete.“Our county roads were just never built for the truck traffic that we have now,” Donnelly said. “We have more rigs running in the Permian Basin than anywhere else in the U.S. right now. There’s not a county road that is free and clear of truck traffic.”That money didn’t go far in DeWitt County either, Fowler said. The county received less than $5 million in 2014, which paid most of the $6.2 million cost of repairing four county roads. The county’s road and bridge budget that year topped $31 million, he said.  East of Midland in Howard County, County Judge Kathryn Wiseman said that during the last oil boom from 2011 through 2013 — when the oil price per barrel topped $100 — county roads suffered roughly $30 million worth of damage directly attributable to oilfield traffic. The county received $3.8 million from the state, she said.Eddie Seal for The Texas TribuneTrucks travel along FM 2067 near Cheapside on April 9, 2018.Many county officials are asking legislators to find a more permanent fix. Fowler said he supported a measure filed during last year’s legislative session by state Rep. James White, R-Hillister, that would have taken 2 percent of the money collected from the state’s oil and natural gas production taxes and given it back to the counties whose roads and bridges have been damaged.White said the bill died during the infamous “Mother’s Day Massacre,” when tensions between members of the Texas Freedom Caucus and their Republican leadership boiled over and the caucus members — angry over what they called “personal petty politics” — used a procedural maneuver to kill more than 100 bills.White said he plans to refile his measure during the 86th legislative session, which begins in January.“We’re not against drilling. We’re not against oil and gas,” White said. “I don’t think [my measure] was looting the Rainy Day Fund … this is just a little small percentage going back to these local communities to pay for these roads.”State Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, who sits on the House Energy Resources Committee, said he’s hopeful that with the state’s booming economy, there will be leftover money the state can send to rural counties affected by the oil boom. But Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently warned lawmakers that they’d only have a $94 million beginning budget when they reconvene in 2019, compared to the $880 million beginning budget they had in 2017.But Clardy’s still optimistic they can find money to help fix local roads.“There’s nothing that money can’t solve, and the good news is we do have a very robust economy” said Clardy, who represents several East Texas counties. “I want to keep our local counties and cities happy. If there are potholes in the road, nobody is happy.” Sharelast_img read more

Spheres Producer Atlas V Sets Gloomy Eyes Crusoe Fortune EXCLUSIVE

Spheres Producer Atlas V Sets Gloomy Eyes Crusoe Fortune EXCLUSIVE

first_img Popular on Variety Atlas V, the Paris-based VR powerhouse whose “Spheres” and “Battlescar” are playing at the Venice Film Festival, is developing and producing several new projects with international talent, including “Gloomy Eyes,” “Crusoe” and “Fortune.”“Gloomy Eyes” is a real-time animated VR series directed by Jorge Tereso and Fernando Maldonado, the duo behind the 2012 animated short “Shave It.” Set in 1983, “Gloomy Eyes” centers on a zombie who is an outlaw and has access to things humans don’t see or understand. In his world, zombies have been around for almost a decade but are being hunted down and hiding in the forest. The three-part series is being produced by Atlas V, 3DAR and Arte.“Crusoe” is being developed by Jalil Lespert, the director of “Yves Saint Laurent” and “Versailles,” and Pierre Zandrowicz, who previously helmed “I, Philip.” A re-imagining of the classic tale of Robinson Crusoe, the room-scale experience follows an exile into a spiritual and poetic world where the user interacts with others. “Crusoe” is being produced by Atlas V, Film France and Onze Cinq. “Fortune” is a documentary series in augmented reality that will be directed by Brett Gaylor, whose credits include “RiP: A Remix Manifesto,” about copyright issues in the information age. “Fortune” will explore in a playful and modern way what lies behind currencies and the power of money in our society. “Fortune” is produced by Atlas V, Arte and Canada’s NFB.Atlas is also developing “Destiny,” a VR documentary to be directed by Andres Jarach (“El Gaucho”), about a kid who doesn’t like to eat but who grows up to become the famous chef Pierre Gagnaire.All these projects are being backed by France’s National Film Board (CNC).Altas’ production slate also includes Jan Kounen’s mystical experience, “Ayahuasca,” as well as Clement Deneux’s “Untold Stories,” a documentary series being produced with the BBC and Arte, which will feature well-known directors exploring passion projects that never got made.Atlas V is attending Venice with Eliza McNitt’s “Spheres,” an interactive journey inspired by the iconic “Pale Blue Dot” image of planet Earth and exec produced by Darren Aronofsky (with the voices of Jessica Chastain, Patti Smith and Millie Bobby Brown), and “Battlescar,” an animated series narrated by Rosario Dawson, about a Puerto Rican living in New York City in the late 1970s.All three episodes of “Spheres” are playing for the first time at a festival and are competing in Venice. “Battlescar,” which previously played at Tribeca, is screening out of competition.center_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Kevin Durant leaves OKC to play with the MVP

Kevin Durant leaves OKC to play with the MVP

first_imgDraymond Green’s groin shot to Steven Adams in the Western Finals is now the second most infamous low blow in Oklahoma City Thunder history. Kevin Durant delivered the first today, when he declared his independence from the Thunder on the Fourth of July. He announced his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors on the Players Tribune:“The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.”NBA Insider Marc Stein reported that the deal is for 2 years at $54 million.Kevin Durant will sign a two-year deal with the Warriors at $54.3 million, league sources say, with a Player Option for Year 2— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016 Advertisement The 7-time NBA All Star, and his 28 points per game, will join Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green on a Golden State squad coming off a record setting 73 win regular season and NBA Finals appearance. On paper it’s hard to say the lineup is anything other than nightmare inducing. Nick Wright, who was in for Colin, described the talent on the Warriors’ roster as historic.“This is the greatest collection of talent in modern NBA History.”It’s an embarrassment of riches for the Warriors, who now must figure out how to fit Durant into their offensive juggernaut as seamlessly as possible. Nick said haters who predict the Warriors will struggle like the earliest version of the LeBron Heat shouldn’t be so confident.“The Heat had to build an entirely  new system, the Warriors have a system. They’re just replacing Harrison Barnes with the second best, or the third best player in basketball.”Not surprisingly, Durant is already catching the third degree on social media for abandoning the Thunder, and for leaving to sign with the team that just bounced him in the Western Conference Finals.In the end, Durant chose the path with least resistance to his first championship trophy. Detractors may call him a ring chaser, but Vegas already has the Warriors listed as heavy favorite to win the NBA Championship when next season tips off.Updated 2016-17 NBA Championship odds via @LVSuperBookWarriors 4/5 Cavaliers 3/1 Spurs 8/1 Clippers 20/1 Celtics 20/1 Thunder 30/1— Covers (@Covers) July 4, 2016last_img read more

ZOOZEEs Alexa and Google Assistant Smart Plug Costs Just 647 Apiece 2Pack

ZOOZEEs Alexa and Google Assistant Smart Plug Costs Just 647 Apiece 2Pack

first_img Share Tweet Submit Have a smart home initiative that is just waiting to take off? Start with the ZOOZEE smart WiFi plugs that happen to be extremely cheap.Either you can bust your wallet wide open and spend a ton of money on smart home tech, or you can just invest in a smart plug to make your existing lamps and appliances ‘smart.’ The latter is the way to go in a lot of instances because the sheer convenience of a smart plug is just undeniable. Just think about it, that lamp from the 1980s can now be controlled using your smartphone or a tablet. Golden times!Today, ZOOZEE has a deal on smart plugs that is just too difficult to pass up on. These plugs connect to your existing WiFi network and work flawlessly with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, meaning that you can control them using your voice. But that’s not all, there’s a dedicated app for these plugs too if you wish to take that route for control. Since these plugs connect straight to the WiFi network therefore you do not need to invest in additional ‘hub’ based hardware at all.Last but not the least, these smart plugs support appliances that take up to 16A of input. That is a lot. Meaning that you can run off something huge from this without worrying about anything catching fire. The same cannot be said for tons of options available in the market.Now comes the good part: the price: These plugs come in a pack of 2 or 4. But of course, if you buy more, you end up paying lesser per piece. If you opt for the 2-pack, you end up paying $13.99 in total, or $6.99 apiece. If you go for the 4-pack then you end up paying $25.89 in total, or $6.47 apiece.Buy Smart Plug Wifi Outlet Compatible With Alexa, Echo, Google Home and IFTTT, ZOOZEE Mini Smart Socket with Energy Monitoring and Timer Function, No Hub Required, 16A(2 PACK) – Was $20, now just $13.99 using discount code ZOOZEE02Buy Smart Plug WiFi Outlet ZOOZEE Mini Smart Socket with Energy Monitoring and Timer Function Compatible With Alexa, Echo, Google Home and IFTTT 16A (4 PACK) – Was $34.99, now just $25.89 using discount code ZOOZEE04last_img read more

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first_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | December 08, 2011 OmniVision’s High-Performance Camera Supports Medicare-Accepted Disposable Medical Device News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 December 8, 2011 – OmniVision, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced that its ultra-compact, high-performance OV6930 CMOS image sensor performed exceptionally well in a recent 448-patient clinical study on Avantis Medical Systems’ Third Eye Retroscope. The study, published in the March issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, demonstrates that the Third Eye Retroscope can increase the accuracy in diagnosing adenomas, or pre-cancerous polyps, by 23.2 percent when used in conjunction with a traditional colonoscope.(1)The Third Eye Retroscope is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared, disposable, catheter-based camera for use with a standard colonoscope that provides a continuous backward-looking view while the colonoscope provides the usual forward view. In 2010, Avantis received a Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement code for the Third Eye Retroscope. The companies believe that this recognition by Medicare and Medicaid, combined with the favorable results from this recent clinical study, may significantly accelerate the adoption rate by healthcare providers in the United States.”The OV6930’s excellent low-light sensitivity and image quality enabled the Third Eye to perform extraordinarily well in the clinical study, drastically improving colonoscopy accuracy,” said Matthew Whitcombe, senior marketing manager at OmniVision. “Moreover, by providing this superior performance in a form factor with an exceedingly small footprint, the OV6930 allows for ultra-compact camera designs, making these medical procedures minimally invasive for the patient.””With currently more than 150,000 cases of colorectal cancer reported annually in the U.S., and more than 400,000 in Europe, it is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and Europe,” said Doug Gielow, vice president of sales and marketing at Avantis. “However, using today’s advanced imaging technologies, it can be highly preventable through early detection. Now that this product is Medicare-approved, we hope to see greater adoption of this technology by healthcare providers, who can now submit claims for reimbursement.”The OV6930 is a CMOS image sensor designed specifically for use in medical devices. With a packaged footprint of only 1.8 x 1.8 mm, the OV6930 is an ideal solution for endoscopic applications that require a small profile, including bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, OB-GYN and urology. It combines ultra-low power consumption with OmniVision’s best-in-class OmniPixel3-HS technology, enabling low-light performance of 3300 mV/lux-sec. Its 1/10-inch array is capable of operating up to 30 frames per second (FPS) in 400 x 400 HVGA or 60 FPS in 400 x 200 resolution, providing RAW serial output. The low-voltage OV6930 allows cabling up to 14 feet, and is now shipping in volume to multiple medical device customers.For more information: www.ovt.com Reference:(1) Leufkens AM, DeMarco DC, Siersema PD, et al. Effect of a Retrograde-Viewing Device on Adenoma Detection Rate during Colonoscopy: The “TERRACE” Study. Gastrointest Endosc 2011;73:480-9. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read morelast_img read more

Nextjs 9 releases with built in zeroconfig TypeScript support automatic static optimization

first_imgToday an exciting news was awaiting the Next.js users, five months after Next.js 8 was released. Today the Next.js team has released their next version Next.js 9. The major highlights of this release are the built in zero-config TypeScript support, automatic static optimization, API routes and improved developer experience. All the features are backwards compatible with the earlier versions of Next.js. Some of the major features are explained in brief below: Built-In Zero-Config TypeScript Support Automated Setup Getting started with TypeScript in Next.js is easy: rename any file, page or component, from ‘.js’ to ‘.tsx’. Then, run ‘next dev’. Next.js will also create a default ‘tsconfig.json’ with sensible defaults, if not already present. Integrated Type-Checking While in development Next.js will show type errors after saving a file. Type-checking happens in the background, allowing users to interact with the updated application in the browser instantly. Type errors will propagate to the browser as they become available. Next.js will also automatically fail the production build, if type errors are present. This helps prevent shipping broken code to production. Dynamic Route Segments Next.js supports creating routes with basic named parameters, a pattern popularized by ‘path-to-regexp’. Creating a page that matches the route ‘/post/:pid’ can now be achieved by creating a file in your pages directory named: ‘pages/post/[pid].js’. Next.js will automatically match requests like ‘/post/1, /post/hello-nextjs’, etc and render the page defined in ‘pages/post/[pid].js’. The matching URL segment will be passed as a query parameter to your page with the name specified between the ‘[square-brackets]’. Automatic Static Optimization Starting with Next.js 9, users will no longer have to make the choice between fully server-rendering or statically exporting their application. Users can now do both on a per-page basis. Automatic Partial Static Export A heuristic was introduced to automatically determine if a page can be prerendered to static HTML using ‘getInitialProps’. This allows Next.js to emit hybrid applications that contain both server-rendered and statically generated pages. The built-in Next.js server (‘next start’) and programmatic API (‘app.getRequestHandler()’) both support this build output transparently. There is no configuration or special handling required. Statically generated pages are still reactive: Next.js will hydrate the application client-side for full interactivity. Furthermore, Next.js will update the application after hydration also, if the page relies on query parameters in the URL. API Routes To start using API routes, users have to create a directory called ‘api/’ inside the ‘pages/ directory’. All files in this directory will be automatically mapped to ‘/api/’, in the same way as other page files are mapped to routes. All the files inside the ‘pages/api/’ directory export a request handler function instead of a React Component. Besides using incoming data, the API endpoint will also return data. Next.js will provide ‘res.json()’ by default making it easier to send data. When making changes to API endpoints in development, the user need not restart the server as the code is automatically reloaded. Production Optimizations Prefetching in-Viewport s Next.js 9 will automatically prefetch components as they appear in-viewport. This feature improves the responsiveness of users application by making navigations to new pages quicker. Next.js uses an Intersection Observer to prefetch the assets necessary in the background. These requests have low-priority and yield to ‘fetch()’ or XHR requests. Next.js will avoid automatically prefetching if the user has data-saver enabled. Optimized AMP by Default Next.js 9 will render optimized AMP by default. Optimized AMP is up to 50% faster than traditional AMP. Dead Code Elimination for typeof window Branches Next.js 9 replaces ‘typeof window’ with its appropriate value (undefined or object) during server and client builds. This change allows Next.js to remove dead code from compiled code automatically. Developer Experience Improvements Next.js 9 aims to bring unobtrusive and ease-of-use improvements to help its users develop in the best way. Compiling Indicator An RFC / “good first issue” has been created to discuss potential solutions for the problem of indicating that work is being done. Users will also see a small triangle to show that Next.js is doing compilation work, at the bottom right corner of the page. Console Output Starting from Next.js 9, the log output will jump less and will no longer clear the screen. This allows for a better overall experience as the users terminal window will have more relevant information and will flicker less, while Next.js will integrate better. Users are very happy with the striking features introduced in Next.js 9. A user on Reddit says that, “That API routes feature looks amazing. Will definitely check it out.” Another Redditor comments, “Gonna give v9 a try today. Very stoked for the new dynamic routing!” Head over to the Next.js official blog for more details. Read Next Next.js 7, a framework for server-rendered React applications, releases with support for React context API and Webassembly Meet Sapper, a military grade PWA framework inspired by Next.js 16 JavaScript frameworks developers should learn in 2019last_img read more

78 and still cycling

78 and still cycling

first_imgWhen Dory Mungaroo travels from place to place, he prefers the whir of bicycle tyres over the rumble of a car’s engine. Dory has never owned an automobile, simply because his preferred mode of transport is a bicycle. He started cycling when he was just eight years old. He is now 78 years old and nothing has changed in this regard – he has been riding for 70 years!Dory has only ever owned three bicycles in all that time.His current ‘set of wheels’ is a Hercules bicycle that he has owned since 1959.”It hasn’t let me down yet,” he smiles, patting the saddle. Dory remembers travelling to work on his bicycle in his younger days. Now in his late 70s, he still cycles every day without fail and says he will carry on until his body can’t take it anymore. His everyday travels include a trip to town and a visit to AK’s OK Grocer to see Mr AK Moola.Dory has travelled throughout Northern Natal with his feet on the pedals and the freedom of the open road ahead. He says there’s nothing so natural and relaxing as pedalling down the road, not to mention that it keeps him young, fit and strong of heart. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Longevity key for new Tourism Australia branding

first_imgAndrew McEvoy, Tourism Australia MD The delayed new branding for Australia is expected to launch in the middle of the year, but the new Managing Director says that this time, Tourism Australia will focus on something that will withstand the test of time.Andrew McEvoy the new Tourism Australia Managing Director, says the new branding will be ready to launch in four months, despite initially earmarked for a February launch.  To be launched in two parts, an initial announcement could be ready to go in as soon as two months. “Longevity is key in this industry, and if there’s any criticism of Tourism Australia that’s completely justified is that we’ve jumped off the bull just when it started getting going,” says Mr McEvoy.“The next thing we do will be something for the long term.”Focusing on “the power of advocacy”, Mr McEvoy said that the new campaign will feature Australians and expats telling the world about why travellers should visit Australia.“It’s that great historic invitation to the world.”Also the new brand will be an all-encompassing brand which will cover all sectors and can be fine-tuned for separate sub-sectors.  Mr McEvoy uses the example set by the long-running Tourism Victoria and their You’ll love every piece of Victoria campaign, which although has been crafted for different campaigns, still sends the one message. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/22544/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=132&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a238f441″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> At the same time, he expressed hopes to slightly shift the direction that the tourism body has focuses on, saying it’s time to shift from forecasting to goals, and aim to grow tourism revenue for the long term.“The industry in Australia is still strong, we’ve talked it down a bit… like the economy it’s held up well.”Mr McEvoy stepped up to the new role on the 25th of January, and moves from his previous position as CEO of Tourism South Australia.  He started his tourism career working with Tourism Victoria. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more

How Pat Fitzgerald recruits prospects committed to other schools

How Pat Fitzgerald recruits prospects committed to other schools

first_imgThere is no rulebook on how to recruit a prospect presently committed to another school. The Big Ten had one – an unwritten one – until Urban Meyer came along and blew it to smithereens.Just about every coach recruits players pledged to another school. We’d be willing to bet not many go to the lengths Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald does, though.“We to reach out, first and foremost, to their high school coach and say we may have something come available,” Fitzgerald told Wildcat Report. “We just want to let you know, No. 1, and then we reach out to the families and said, ‘If we have something available, would you be interested. Yes or no.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix “If the answer is no, then we move on. If the answer is yes, then the next step is…that you have to reach out to that school and tell them that you’re opening up your recruiting. Then I’ll reach out to the other coach and let him know that we decided to recruit their guy.“So I have no problem with what we do. I don’t think I’m talking about of both sides of my mouth. I think I’m very up front, there’s no hidden agenda. And if the young man and his family want to look at Northwestern, I think it’s my job to recruit those guys.”Fitzgerald has previously volunteered his idea to create a national database of scholarship offers and – in agreement with Bo Pelini – would like all offers to be immediately NLI-and-fax-machine-ready following a 48-hour cooling off-period.What we’re saying is Pat Fitzgerald should probably be the national commissioner of football recruiting.last_img read more

Pacific leaders hopeful

Pacific leaders hopeful

first_imgPacific-African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) leaders are hoping relations with the European Union (EU) will continue to grow stronger with the negotiations for a post-Cotonou agreement.Yesterday, Pacific leaders, EU delegates, representatives from around the region, development and donor partners, gathered at the Taumeasina Island Resort for the Pacific ACP-EU high level political dialogue on the post-Cotonou agreement.Leaders had the opportunity to exchange their views on issues of priority and concern to the Pacific region in the presence of EU Commissioner, Neven Mimica, on how to maintain and strengthen further EU-Pacific relations post 2020.“Whilst the focus on implementation and trade is seen as a logical extension of evolving common interests between our two groups, now is an opportune moment to take stock, reveal and seriously explore how Pacific-EU relations might be progressed and elevated to the next level,” Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.“It is of critical importance for both parties therefore as we enter the second phase of the ACP-EU negotiations for a post-2020 treaty, that we be guided by the principles and values, totally agreeing to in the foundation agreement on how to broaden and keep it Pacific-EU relations.”Nauru’s President, Baron Divavesi Waqa, said EU-Pacific relations has been an evolving partnership, underpinned by common areas of strategic interest including development cooperation, climate change, ocean management, regional fisheries etc.“At the forefront of our minds, the principles, the objectives of the framework of Pacific regionalism wherein Pacific leaders want to see a future for the Blue Pacific that is determined by its people, we want development to be more effective, more sustainable and resilient and importantly to deliver more for our people,” Mr. Waqa said.“The high-level dialogue gives a platform to articulate the Pacific priorities that we would want to see in any regional protocol for PACPS in the post-Cotonou framework.”“We therefore call on the EU, and other development partners to align their support with these strategies and requisite regional governance, and financing arrangements to implement them.”The ACP-EU partnership is a 20-year agreement that was signed in Cotonou in 2000. Negotiations have already begun on a post-Cotonou agreement.Source: Samoa Observer NewsThe post Pacific leaders hopeful appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more