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National Conference won’t take part in civic polls


first_imgThe National Conference has decided not to take part in the recently announced local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, alleging a nefarious attempt to roll back Article 35A. It, however, left a small window open if the Centre took active steps to defend Article 35 A, which gives the State legislature the right to decide who are permanent residents to confer on them special rights. The core group of the NC took the decision at a meeting chaired by Farooq Abdullah.last_img


No pressure for Raqraquin, San Beda ahead of NCAA finals


first_imgRead Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Determined to make up for miscue, Kiefer Ravena rescues NLEX Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Skipper Cesca Raqraquin said Friday they don’t feel the pressure ahead of their first crack at the title, even if they are going up against two-time champion Arellano.“There’s no pressure on our part, because we’re the challengers,” said Raqraquin in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “The pressure will be on them [the Lady Chiefs] because they want to go for the back-to-back titles.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Red Spikers advanced to the Finals with a commanding three-set win over University of Perpetual Help, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23, in the Final Four.San Beda didn’t even need to use its twice-to-beat advantage, a perk given to the Lady Red Spikers as the no.2 team in the league after finishing with an 8-1 record and 21 points. San Beda will head into its first championship series in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, but the magnitude of the event hasn’t dimished the confidence of the first-timers.ADVERTISEMENT Raqraquin said they just have to think about themselves play their own game, instead of thinking of the magnitude of the championship series.“We’ll just have to play our own game and focus on ourselves,” said Raqraquin who had nine points in the game against the Lady Altas. “We just have to be relaxed and God will guide us through.” Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


Toe-crushers! Umesh Yadav to deploy Wasim Akram’s WMDs against England


first_imgUmesh Yadav is set to deploy his newly developed toe-crushing yorkers against EnglandFresh from a successful India A tour of Australia, paceman Umesh Yadav has revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram helped him get his yorkers right and he is now keen to use the toe-crushers against England batsmen in the one-dayers.”I had a problem with the yorkers as my ball often strayed on the leg. Wasim bhai helped me with that. He said, when you are at your bowling mark and about to bowl a yorker, just keep all your focus on the spot you want the ball to pitch and don’t think that it will go down the leg side,” Yadav said.”He said it is very important to be aware of your whole body and its position whether your bowling arm is following the ball and how your follow-through is. You have to ensure that your body and mind are in perfect sync. Even the slightest of angle change will affect where your ball pitches. He (Akram) told me to make sure the body is always behind the ball and you follow the ball till the end,” he told ‘BCCI TV’ in an interview.After finding rhythm in India A’s tour of Australia, Yadav said getting a five-wicket haul was a huge confidence booster for him and he hopes to carry that form into this series.”That tour was very good for me. I bowled well and picked wickets on flat pitches. There was bounce but they weren’t as quick as we had expected them to be. So we had to assess the wickets, study the bounce and bowl accordingly,” the 26-year-old said.advertisementNoting that the wickets in England are generally softer and have spongy bounce, Yadav said his plan will be to try and bowl as full as possible in order to give the ball the time to swing. The Indian pacer said he will use the toe-crusher regularly in England.”The ball stops before coming on to the bat here unlike in Australia, where it skids through. The good thing here is that you just need to bowl with discipline and rest assured the ball will do something,” he said.Yadav said he does not agree with the viewpoint that the yorker has gone out of fashion, instead feels it is an important weapon in the bowler’s armoury.”Everyone knows how to bowl a yorker but not everyone can. That is because of the mindset. The key to getting it right is to go with a clear plan, only focus on bowling the yorker and be very confident about it,” the pacer said.”If bowled accurately there is no better delivery than yorker in cricket,” he added.Yadav, who has joined the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami for the ongoing five-match ODI series, said he has to share their workload.”It is only normal for them to be a bit tired. So, the new bowlers who have joined the team will have to take up more responsibilities in that regards. The onus will be on us to take them with us and keep pushing them to carry on,” he said.Yadav, who has had a stint with Akram at Kolkata Knight Riders, said that he has learnt a lot while working with the legendary pacer.Elaborating on what he has learnt, Yadav said, “if at the last moment, your body is not in the perfect alignment of the ball, you should not try to swing the ball because it will either stray down the leg side or too wide outside off.”The better your body control and position at the release point, the more accurately will you be able to bowl where you want to. That body alignment at the time of release is the key to bowling fast while swinging the ball. If your wrist position is wrong, your swing will go wrong. If your head is falling over, your line will be ruined,” he said.last_img read more


Murray climbs over 200 places as Djokovic stays top in ATP rankings


first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The run lifted the 32-year-old 214 places from 503 in the world to 289.He can climb into the top 250 if he beats Juan Ignacio Londero later on Monday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters where Murray is a three-time champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manDjokovic’s win in Tokyo at the weekend means the Serb is at number one for the 271st week of his career, one more than Ivan Lendl and trailing only Roger Federer (310) and Pete Sampras (286).Djokovic heads to Shanghai as defending champion while Nadal, his closest pursuer 1,140 points behind, has had to pull out with a wrist injury he picked up during last month’s Laver Cup. Andy Murray of Britain hits a return against Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina during their first round men’s singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 7, 2019. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)Former world number one Andy Murray climbed over 200 places in the new ATP rankings released on Monday while Novak Djokovic extended his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top.Scotsman Murray, who is on the comeback trail after career-saving hip surgery, reached the quarter-finals of the China Open where he lost to eventual winner Dominic Thiem.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Animated Murray recovers from slow start to win Shanghai opener Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 4. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 4,9655. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,9156. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4,1857. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3,6308. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3,0409. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,94510. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,57511. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,37512. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,28013. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,221 Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ 14. David Goffin (BEL) 2,190 (+1)15. Borna Coric (CRO) 2,130 (-1)16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 1,99517. John Isner (USA) 1,895 (+2)18. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 1,78019. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 1,719 (+1)20. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 1,670 (+1)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Thiem’s victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Beijing sees the Austrian close to just 50 points behind the Russian Daniil Medvedev.ATP Rankings as of October 7:1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 10,365 pts2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,2253. Roger Federer (SUI) 7,130ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


Bangladesh have seriously talented bunch of players: Courtney Walsh


first_imgNewly-appointed bowling coach Courtney Walsh thinks the Bangladesh cricket team has a “talented bunch of players” and is looking forward to begin working with them.The West Indies fast bowling great agreed to a three-year contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board which begins this week, the board said on Thursday, reports bdnews24.com.The 53-year-old Walsh, the most successful bowler from the Caribbean Islands with 519 Test wickets, recently completed his role as a West Indies selector.”Having watched Bangladesh cricket from afar over the years, they are a seriously talented bunch of players,” Walsh said in a statement.”Chandika Hathurusingha has done a wonderful job thus far as head coach so hopefully I can complement his skills and continue the positive progress.””Obviously the West Indies is my home but the chance to go in a new direction on the coaching front and with such a talented group, was one I couldn’t look past.”The Bangladesh job will be the first senior role for Walsh, who in the past has managed the West Indies Under-19 team and been a bowling consultant for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League among others. (Bangladesh rope in Courtney Walsh as bowling coach)Walsh takes office in a time when Bangladesh are gearing up for international action after a break of almost six months. He will prepare the bowlers for three 50-over matches against Afghanistan at home later this month before Bangladesh host England next.”We are delighted to have Courtney in our ranks. He is a role model to millions and his fast bowling knowledge is second to none,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.advertisement”Bangladesh cricket at present is going through the best pace bowling phase in our history and Courtney’s involvement I am sure will take it to greater heights.”last_img read more


VadaTech: 3U VPX, dual RF agile transceiver solution with VITA 67.2 RF connector


first_imgVadaTech announces the VPX571, providing dual agile RF transceivers, each based on AD9364.  One channel includes a programmable filter on transmit.  The combination of dual AD9364 with UltraScale+ MPSoC provides a complete transceiver solution for SDR and SIGINT applications, supporting both TDD and FDD operation.The module is available with RF routed to front panel or to the rear via a VITA 67.2 connector.  The AD9364 operates in the 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands, and channel bandwidths from less than 200 kHz to 56 MHz are supported.   The module is compatible with Analog Devices RadioVerse design tools to simplify radio development across a wide range of applications.The module has 8 TX/RX SERDES, Dual GbE, 8 LVDS (could be configured as singled ended), CPU RS-232 and management RS-232 to the P1 connector. The FPGA interfaces to a single DDR4 memory channel (64-bit wide), allowing large data sets to be stored during processing as well as for queuing data to a host.  VPX571 is based on Xilinx UltraScale+ XCZU15EG MPSoC FPGA, which has 3528 DSP Slices and 746k logic cells. The XCZU15EG includes a quad-core ARM application processor, dual-core ARM real-time processor and Mali graphics processing unit, as well as over 26 Mb of block RAM and 31 Mb of UltraRAM.  The module also has on board 64 GB of Flash, 128 MB of Boot Flash and an SD Card as an option.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Hyperstone releases FlashXE technology for maximum reliability of 3D NANDNext Kontron extends modular open systems architecture product line with a new VPX SBClast_img read more


Steve Smith and David Warner need thick skin to shine at World Cup 2019: Brett Lee


first_imgSteve Smith and David Warner have nothing to prove but the duo will need to have “thick skin” to counter sledding and hostile crowd in the World Cup said former Australia pacer Brett Lee.Smith and Warner, who are returning after serving suspensions for their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering episode in South Africa in 2018, have already witnessed hostile crowd during Australia’s two World Cup warm-up games.”I don’t think they have got a point to prove, they will just be happy to be back playing for Australia,” Lee said.”We saw what happened with David Warner during the IPL, the leading run scorer and the Orange Cap holder, Steven Smith got a big hundred in his first game. They have been welcomed back to the Australian cricket team with open arms and I reckon they have a shot at winning.”(But) you have got the Barmy Army, you have got guys like Kevin Pietersen chirping at me already. They are going to cop some sledding but you need thick skin,” he added.Lee said Australia is peaking just at the right time and Aaron Finch’s men have it in them to win the title for the sixth time.”We need a couple of good games back-to-back, it will be phenomenal if Australia can win the sixth title, I know what it means to win a World Cup and it is the best feeling in the world,” Lee said at the official tournament opening ceremony here on Wednesday.”I think they can (win it), I am quietly confident with the Aussies, they have got a great team, a great squad, they tick every box, they bowl pretty well at the death and they field pretty well. I would never back against the Aussies, put it that way.advertisement”It’s also about peaking at the right time when you go into a World Cup. I think Australia is doing that, although we haven’t played a lot of great cricket back-to-back in the last 12 months.”Australia will open their campaign against Afghanistan at Bristol on June 1.Also Read | Pakistan to host T20 Asia cup 2020 in neutral venueAlso Read | West Indies are neither favourites nor underdogs: Brathwaite ahead of World CupAlso Seelast_img read more


LA Dodgers game abandoned after sewage lake forms in foul territory


first_imgMLB Shohei Ohtani: the future of baseball or empty hype? Los Angeles Dodgers news Los Angeles Topics There was definitely an undeniable stench, according to players. “I thought it was Gatorade or something coming from the stands. I don’t know. They said it was the sewer,” Toles said. “I smelled it. It was nasty, man.”After about 10 minutes of waiting on the field, both teams returned to their respective dugouts. Umpire crew chief Gerry Davis announced the delay as officials tried to determine if it was a stadium or city issue.“Apparently, there was a pipe backup on two different levels of the stadium,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said after the game. “We don’t know exactly where the backup was, or what caused it. It had something to do with a main pipe here, as well as main pipe outside the stadium.”Kasten was unsure if the Dodgers would refund fans, but said officials would discuss the situation on Wednesday.Because the losing team had at least five chances to bat, the final score and statistics will count as an official game in spring training records. Matt Kemp homered in the fourth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead.“You can always say you’ve seen everything, but we haven’t seen something like that,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “It’s unfortunate. We’re all winding down spring training. You want to finish strong. When you had a lake forming around the third base area that wasn’t going to stop, it’s just unfortunate.”The leak might have reached the coaches’ offices, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wouldn’t confirm or deny that. “I’ll get back to you guys tomorrow,” he said. “We’ll figure it out.” Both teams open the regular season on Thursday, with the Dodgers hosting the San Francisco Giants and the Angels playing in Oakland, where leaking sewage at the old Coliseum has been a problem several times in recent years. Baseball Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US sports “I’m not going to tell you what it really was,” Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles said. “That’s messed up. It’s nasty.” Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte)I’m down here in the bowels (pun intended) of the flood outside the #Dodgers dugout. It does not smell like sewage. Im pretty sure it’s tertiary water #Dodgers #Angels #FreewaySeries pic.twitter.com/odIxsJtw6IMarch 28, 2018 Los Angeles Angels Reuse this content Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Spring training came to a repulsive end on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.The exhibition finale between the Angels and Dodgers was cut short because of a foul-smelling leak that spilled sewage onto the field in the fifth inning.The game was halted for good after a 32-minute delay in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over their Los Angeles rivals. The water-main leak left a brown mess pooling near the Dodgers’ dugout in – appropriately – foul territory as the grounds crew spread a drying agent and worked to clean up. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedInlast_img read more


A SAD LOSS FOR THE TOUCH COMMUNITY


first_imgIt is with sadness that the Australian Touch Association recognise the passing of Keith Sambo on January 24. Heavily involved in Touch in both the Northern Territory and Queensland, Keith was a constant face in both the National Touch League scene and within Junior Development. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and were involved with Keith. The ATA would like to offer its sincere condolences to all of Keith’s family and friends. Please read the following article for more information on Keith. KEITH SAMBO TRIBUTElast_img


ANA Inspiration: Ko Jin-young becomes fifth Korean to win event


first_img Next ANA Inspiration: Ko Jin-young becomes fifth Korean to win eventKo Jin-young defeated Lee Mi-hyang and finally clinched the ANA Inspiration title after dreaming of winning the event for five years.advertisement Reuters CaliforniaApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 13:51 IST With this win, Ko Jin-young joined the long list of South Korean LPGA major champions (Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTS23-year-old Ko Jin-young defeated Lee Mi-hyang to joined the list of South Korean LPGA major championsLast year’s Rookie of the Year, Ko became the fifth Korean to win the eventShe said she had been dreaming of winning the event for five yearsKo Jin-young joined the long list of South Korean LPGA major champions on Sunday with a three-shot victory over compatriot Lee Mi-hyang at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California.Ko, last year’s Rookie of the Year, overcame a late wobble in the final round to became the fifth Korean to win the event after Grace Park (2004), Yoo Sun-young (2012), Park In-bee (2013) and Ryu So-yeon (2017).She is the 15th woman from South Korea to win a major, the most of any country other than the United States, and the victory is projected to see her top the world rankings.”I still can’t believe it.”Trophy in hand, Jin Young Ko was still in disbelief after earning her first Major victory at the @ANAinspiration.INTERVIEW pic.twitter.com/ueWfTsqQyJ LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019″I had a great round and a great week. I felt nervous today but I just tried to keep myself calm,” said Ko.After her lead had been reduced to one shot with three holes to play following two quick bogeys Ko responded like a true champion, a perfectly-judged 10-foot birdie putt at the 16th proving the decisive blow at Mission Hills .She clinched in style with another birdie at the last for a two-under-par 70, bursting into tears when the putt fell.”My caddie told me on the 18th that I had a two-shot lead and to not worry, just enjoy it,” Ko said.”So many Korean players had a great tournament, and it’s a real honour for me to win.”advertisementKo finished at 10-under 278, while Lee carded 70 for second place on seven-under, a shot ahead of American Lexi Thompson (67).Kim In-kyung, who started the day in second place, fell out of contention with a double-bogey at the 11th, where her ball got stuck up a tree, forcing her to take a penalty stroke.Jin Young Ko led the field in birdies and greens in regulation at the @ANAinspiration, a recipe for Major success.During her final round, Ko birdied two of her final three holes to lock up her victory.HIGHLIGHTS pic.twitter.com/Zh1qcGRs4J LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019She shot 74 and tied for fourth with Spaniard Carlota Ciganda, five shots behind Ko.The 23-year-old Ko said she had been dreaming of winning the event for five years and had always wanted to make the traditional winner’s jump into Poppie’s Pond.”I always think about when I can go in that pond,” she said. “That’s today.”SPLASH! Jin Young Ko’s first major @ANAinspiration and caddie David Brooker’s 3rd jump into Poppie’s Pond. Wow. pic.twitter.com/4kypIXNAUi LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019Despite the distractions and pressure of leading a major on a Sunday, Ko said she got over the line by trusting her swing.”I just focused on my swing, on the putting, that’s why I win this week,” she said.”I won. I can believe it now.”Also Read | Augusta National vs ANA: 17-year-old Heck chooses ANA, says there is no wrong answerAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL RahulFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow GolfFollow ANA Inspiration winnerFollow woman golferlast_img read more


Swill: Meet Mezcal, Tequila’s Grungy Cousin


first_img Editors’ Recommendations Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.If you don’t already know about mezcal, it’s high time you learned. Think of it like tequila’s older, dirtier, and vastly more interesting cousin. Even if you’re not a fan of tequila, you need to get your hands on a bottle and try it out. It’s a completely different world.Technically speaking, tequila just a very specific type of mezcal — one made with very specific ingredients (blue agave), inside of a very specific region of Mexico. Mezcal is also made from agave (also known as maguey), but it’s not limited to just one variety of it, so as a category, the range of flavors it contains is far broader than plain-old tequila.You may not have realized it until now, but agave isn’t just one plant. It’s actually an entire genus of plants, with a plethora of different species under its umbrella. So in a lot of ways, agave is to mezcal as grapes are to wine — there’s hundreds of different types, and oftentimes mezcal isn’t made from just one. Many mezcals contain blends of alcohol distilled from different agave types, all of them grown, prepared, fermented, and distilled a different ways.Flavors vary pretty widely from bottle to bottle and brand to brand, largely because the production process isn’t nearly as sterile and industrialized as it is with tequila. Despite its rising popularity, mezcal is generally still made the same way it has been for the past 2,000 years — that is, in small batches on rural family farms. That’s not to say that there aren’t industrialized versions of the spirit available (there definitely are) but the good stuff, the stuff you should be drinking, is made with a much more oldschool technique.After the agave plants are harvested (after about seven to eight years of growth) their leaves are removed, leaving only the sugar-laden heart, or piña. The next step is to cook them — but unlike tequila, which is made by cooking piñas in gigantic, stainless steel, above-ground ovens, mezcal piñas are cooked in a large conical pit dug into the ground. Here, in these stone-lined pits (called palenques), the piñas are covered in their own severed leaves and cooked over a wood fire for two or three days. During this time, the heat of the fire caramelizes the sugars inside the agave heart, while the burning wood helps to imbue them with rich smoky flavors.The end result is a spirit that, to many people, tastes something like the bastard child of tequila and scotch. Up front you get the distinctly tequila-like flavors of distilled agave, but they’re commingled with a charry/smokey kick that’s vaguely familiar to the peaty flavor of a good 12-year-old single-malt.‘Nuff said. Now go get yourself a bottle. The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One last_img read more


CANADIAN MUSICIAN MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The inaugural issue of Canadian Musician Magazine was published in the spring of 1979. Since then, the publication has featured countless covers, interviews, and columns with some of the most notable names in Canadian music, from The Guess Who, Rush, Alanis Morissette, and The Tragically Hip to Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Shad, and Marianas Trench.Each and every issue also includes: the latest updates from the Canadian and international music industries; career-building feature content; instructional columns for musicians, songwriters, and audio engineers; updates on the latest gear, tech, and trends; coverage of major music industry events across Canada and beyond; and more.Today, Canadian Musician Magazine continues to expand its reach with initiatives like the Canadian Musician Radiopodcast, its series of music business webinars in partnership with NWC Webinars, and CM Live sessions on Facebook with some of the industry’s best and brightest.Additional information on Canadian Musician‘s 40th Anniversary can be found at www.cm40th.com Facebook Login/Register With: TORONTO, May 1, 2019 – Canadian Musician Magazine, the widely-read and respected publication for Canada’smusicians and music industry professionals, is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2019.Founded in 1979, Canadian Musician continues to serve its readers with entertaining, informative, and insightful content designed to help propel their careers forward.“We published our first issue of Canadian Musician 40 years ago with one goal: to be Canada’s premier publication and a go-to resource for professional and amateur musicians and the industry that supports them,” says Jim Norris, Founder and Publisher, Canadian Musician. “It’s been as thrilling as it has been fulfilling to work towards that goal in the decades since, and like the industry we’re proud to represent, now feels like the most exciting time in our history. Celebrating this milestone with so many passionate friends and partners from over the years is a great reminder of why we do what we do, and our team is freshly inspired to continue our mission in the years to come.” Twitterlast_img read more


Security Council to focus on Afghanistan genocide and conflict November president


Jorge Voto-Bernales, Ambassador of Peru, told journalists as he outlined the Council work programme for this month that the mission will leave New York next week and travel first to Pakistan. It will return to UN Headquarters on 17 November.“The work programme for the month has been adopted… the Security Council will be sending a special mission to Afghanistan to consider the situation on the ground. The participants are nine of the members of the Security Council,” he said. “The special mission to Afghanistan will be leaving New York on the 10th, it will go to Islamabad and on the 12 November it will arrive in Afghanistan.”“On 14 November we will hold consultations on a report… on the prevention of armed conflict and genocide… On 20 November, the report on children and armed conflict will be available [and] there will be an open debate on children and armed conflict on Tuesday, 28 November.”Mr. Voto-Bernales also said that the Council would hold its usual debate on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation in the Middle East, and there would also be a briefing on nuclear non-proliferation, as well as other issues.Today Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno briefed the 15-member body on the latest situation in the DRC and Mr. Voto-Bernales told reporters that Council Members had congratulated the Congolese for last month’s essentially peaceful presidential run-off. read more


Forest Service approves Aspen Skiing Cos Pandora expansion


ASPEN, Colo. — The U.S. Forest Service has authorized Aspen Skiing Co.’s proposal to develop an additional 0.3 square miles (0.8 square kilometres) of skiing on Aspen Mountain.The Aspen Times reports the authorization came in a draft decision notice issued Wednesday.The agency also approved the company’s desire to construct a new chairlift and add snowmaking as part of a goal to develop the Pandora terrain on the upper east side of the mountain.The company says the new terrain will meet customer demands for a more diverse experience.The White River National Forest performed an Environmental Analysis on the company’s plan. The release of the draft decision initiates a 45-day objections period. Individuals and groups that submitted comments during a May 2018 scoping period have standing to file an objection. No new parties can raise objections.___Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/The Associated Press read more


Here Are The Week 11 Games That Will Most Affect The College


The previous two games each contained a couple of teams with intact national championship aspirations, however strained. In this game, however, the three-loss Cardinal is basically eliminated from playoff contention — yet could still play spoiler to the 8-1 Huskies, who are right on the edge of playoff contention. Right now, Washington has a 31 percent chance of making the playoff, good for sixth-best in the country; those odds would jump to 48 percent with a win but fall to practically nonexistent (3 percent) with a loss. And Stanford is no pushover, record notwithstanding: It currently ranks 14th in ESPN’s Football Power Index, with a rating roughly equal to that of Miami. The Huskies are still favored to win by our model (we give them a 63 percent chance), but they’ll have to play their best football against Heisman contender Bryce Love and the Cardinal in order to keep their CFP hopes above sea level.One more notable aspect of this game is just how much effect it could have on other teams in the playoff race. No fewer than 10 teams figure to see their own CFP odds change by at least 1 percentage point based on the outcome of Washington and Stanford’s tilt, with most of those contenders rooting for a Husky loss. (Because Stanford would only have a 1 percent playoff probability even if it wins, this is the rare case of a realistically probable upset where the would-be victor poses little threat to other top teams.) Add in the extra twist of it taking place on Friday night, and this one could reshape the playoff race before Saturday’s games even get a chance to kick off.4. Georgia at Auburn (3:30 p.m. EST, Saturday)33.1 percentage points of total swing How Notre Dame-Miami changes the college football playoff picture Auburn8.4-7.7+9.4+8.5 This might not be the marquee game-of-the-week you were expecting (more on that one later), but it will undeniably change the complexion of the playoff race. Both teams are 5-1 within the Big 12, so the winner will have sole possession of first place with two games left in the regular season. Our model has the Sooners as the nation’s fourth most likely team to make the CFP, with a 42 percent playoff probability. That number would rise to 58 percent if the Sooners win, paving the way for a likely berth in the Big 12’s newly revived conference championship game, though it would drop to 15 percent if they lose. And TCU isn’t out of the CFP race, either; the Horned Frogs rank ninth with a 23 percent probability of making the playoff. If it wins, TCU’s own odds would rise to 46 percent — placing it firmly within the CFP conversation down the season’s final stretch — while a loss would all but eliminate the Frogs (knocking them down to 8 percent). Such a large potential swing in CFP probability — plus the small peripheral effect it will have on the odds for both Notre Dame (a TCU win would boost the Irish’s chances by clearing Oklahoma out of their way) and Ohio State (whose head-to-head loss to the Sooners looks worse with every OU loss) — make this the week’s most important game.2. Notre Dame at Miami (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)43.4 percentage points of total swing SWING IF… Alabama62.4-1.2+1.8+1.4 As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. Oklahoma41.7-1.6+2.7+2.0 TEAMCFP PROB.UGA WINSAUB WINSAVERAGE Oklahoma41.7%+16.7-26.5+20.5 Washington31.5-0.4+0.6+0.5 TEAMCFP PROB.OU WINSTCU WINSAVERAGE Oklahoma41.7-1.2+1.9+1.5 Wisconsin35.2-0.6+0.9+0.7 Wisconsin35.2-1.4+2.5+1.8 Clemson57.2-0.5+0.8+0.6 Stanford0.5-0.5+0.9+0.7 As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. Notre Dame29.6-1.0+1.5+1.2 TEAMCFP PROB.UW WINSSTAN WINSAVERAGE Georgia57.3%+12.6-15.4+13.9 As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. Ohio State14.0-0.6+0.9+0.7 Notre Dame29.6%+17.3-27.0+21.1 How Georgia-Auburn changes the college football playoff picture Georgia57.3-1.5+2.5+1.8 SWING IF… How Oklahoma-TCU changes the college football playoff picture TEAMCFP PROB.ND WINSMIA WINSAVERAGE SWING IF… Ohio State14.0-2.6+4.5+3.3 Alabama62.4+0.9-1.1+1.0 TCU23.0-0.5+0.8+0.6 TCU23.0-1.5+2.6+1.9 Ohio State14.0+0.9-1.5+1.2 Coming in a close second behind OU-TCU is the matchup everyone has their eye on, Notre Dame on the road against Miami. The game will carry with it echoes of the “Catholics vs. Convicts” rivalry from decades ago, and with good reason — according to our Elo ratings (adding up the pregame ratings of both teams), this is easily the best matchup of these two classic college-football powers since 1989. The Hurricanes won back then, but our model gives the Irish a 61 percent chance of coming out on top this time around. If they do, Notre Dame’s odds of making the playoff would rise from 30 percent to 47 percent,3Although Notre Dame would still likely need to beat Navy and Stanford on the road, there’s also a pretty good case to be made that our model is understating Notre Dame’s chances, given how frequently they get the benefit of the doubt from college football’s institutions. But that’s a subject for another time. while a loss would drop the Irish’s playoff odds to 3 percent. For the undefeated ’Canes, a win would vault them from 25 percent to 45 percent, and a loss would send them down to 13 percent. The Irish in particular would really struggle to make the playoff as a two-loss team, because unlike two-loss fringe contenders like Ohio State or USC, the Irish will not have a conference championship against a quality opponent to pad the resume.3. Washington at Stanford (10:30 p.m. EST, Friday)42.0 percentage points of total swing USC6.9-0.9+1.6+1.2 As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. Alabama62.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 Oklahoma41.7-0.8+1.0+0.9 Miami25.5-1.7+3.0+2.2 Although Georgia held steady at No. 1 in the CFP committee rankings for the second straight week, this week will provide the Dawgs with their toughest test since beating Notre Dame in early September. Auburn has plenty of talent — it’s the eighth-best team in the country according to FPI — and it will also be at home, a big reason why our model has UGA as only a narrow favorite to extend its undefeated record against the Tigers. Needless to say, the playoff implications of this game are enormous. The Bulldogs, at 57 percent to make the CFP, could bolster those odds up to 70 percent with a win or see them fall to 42 percent with a loss. The latter scenario wouldn’t be a complete catastrophe for Georgia, but it would make its playoff path a lot more daunting, with Alabama (or maybe Auburn!) potentially looming in the SEC title game. For Auburn’s part, the two-loss Tigers sit at 8 percent to make the playoff, and those chances would rise only to 18 percent if they knock off UGA. But that would improve their chances of forcing ’Bama into a must-win Iron Bowl to get into the SEC championship, one of the Tigers’ few viable paths to possibly making the playoff. The only thing keeping this matchup from ranking higher is its relatively limited effect on the rest of the country — aside from Notre Dame and Clemson rooting for a Georgia loss, there aren’t many implications here outside of the SEC.Honorable mentions: Alabama at Mississippi State (23.2 points of swing); Iowa at Wisconsin (22.7); Florida State at Clemson (21.9); Michigan State at Ohio State (13.4).Check out our latest college football predictions. Also, see what it will take for Notre Dame, Clemson, Washington, Penn State and Oklahoma to still make the playoff. Clemson57.2-0.9+1.5+1.1 Clemson57.2-2.1+2.6+2.3 Notre Dame29.6-1.6+2.7+2.0 TCU23.0-14.8+23.5+18.2 How Washington-Stanford changes the college football playoff picture SWING IF… Notre Dame29.6-3.6+4.4+4.0 Washington31.5%+16.6-28.7+21.0 Georgia57.3-0.5+0.8+0.6 Normally in this space, we examine all the things a certain contending team needs to have happen over the rest of the season in order to make the College Football Playoff. But at this stage of the calendar, every single week has a huge effect on the playoff picture. So to change things up a bit, this week we’ll be focusing on the most important games of the upcoming weekend, based on how much they project to swing the odds in our CFP prediction model.For each matchup, we’ll list the total swing it has across the entire college football landscape. We’ll also break out the ripple effects it might have on each school — from the obvious implications for those involved to the more hidden impact it might have on other teams’ chances. Here are the most crucial matchups of Week 11, with odds given as of Wednesday:1So, not including those earth-shattering midweek MAC games.1. TCU at Oklahoma (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)44.3 percentage points of total swing2This adds up the average swing for each game (weighted by the probability of each outcome — i.e., the winning percentage for each team). Auburn8.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 Miami25.5-12.8+19.9+15.6 read more


Back me and sack me How the British papers covered MPs taking


first_img Source: Daily Express/Twitter Guardian front page, Tuesday 26 March 2019: MPs vote to seize control of Brexit from May pic.twitter.com/w1sQZHer6J— The Guardian (@guardian) March 25, 2019 In his resignation letter, Harrington said the government’s approach was “playing roulette with the lives and livelihoods of the vast majority of people in this country”.The Brexit ministry said in a statement it was “disappointed” by the vote, adding that it “upends the balance between our democratic institutions and sets a dangerous, unpredictable precedent”.Almost three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, last night’s vote sets up a potentially crucial clash between government and parliament on the best way to end the political crisis.MPs will now have the chance to vote on various options such as revoking Article 50 and cancelling Brexit, holding another referendum, a deal including a customs union and single market membership or leaving the EU without a deal.But even if MPs decide a majority course of action, it won’t be legally binding so the government could ignore it. “The government will continue to call for realism — any options considered must be deliverable in negotiations with the EU,” the Brexit ministry said.Prime Minister Theresa May said she was “sceptical” about the process and that similar efforts in the past “produced contradictory outcomes or no outcomes at all”.May yesterday admitted she had still not secured the votes needed to get her twice-rejected Brexit deal through parliament, raising again the prospect that Britain could crash out of the EU in just over two weeks’ time.Front pages ‘Back me and sack me’, ‘MPs seize control’, ‘Stuck in the Middle with EU’ and ‘They’ve stolen what’s left of Brexit’ are some of the phrases on the front pages of British newspapers today. By Órla Ryan ‘National embarrassment’ The European Council last week agreed to delay Brexit until 22 May if MPs back May’s deal this week.If the UK parliament doesn’t vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement, the new deadline would be 12 April and Britain will be expected to indicate a way forward before that date.The UK would then face the choice of participating in the European Parliament elections at the end of May or exiting the European Union without a deal.Britain was due to officially leave the EU this Friday, 29 March. May had wanted to delay Brexit until 30 June but last week welcomed the extension, insisting Brexit will still happen.Some Brexiteers have suggested the delay is part of a wider attempt to stop Britain from leaving the EU.The European Commission yesterday said it has completed preparations for a no-deal Brexit, noting “it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April”.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the government was a “national embarrassment”, adding: “We will still face the prospect of a disastrous no-deal Brexit.”Contains reporting from © AFP 2019   Source: Kate Lyons/Twitter Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, 7:36 AM This evening I wrote to the PM to offer her my resignation pic.twitter.com/Z0QU5lbeJ1— Richard Harrington (@Richard4Watford) March 25, 2019 Share4 Tweet Email As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Sun front page Tuesday 26 March 2019. pic.twitter.com/sm4ImOJggp— Kate Lyons (@MsKateLyons) March 26, 2019 13 Comments ‘Back me and sack me’: How the British papers covered MPs ‘taking control’ of House MPs have voted to seize control of parliamentary business in an unprecedented move that the government called “dangerous”. Mar 26th 2019, 7:36 AM center_img The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph ‘MPs vote to take control’ #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/jTwVSZN7oj— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 25, 2019 Source: The Telegraph/Twitter Tuesday’s TIMES: “MPs seize control of Brexit” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/m5sjERLC1C— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) March 25, 2019 Source: The Guardian/Twitter Tuesday’s front page (second edition)STUCK IN THE MUDDLE WITH EU #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #skypapers pic.twitter.com/gMFVwMA71s— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) March 25, 2019 Source: Metro Newspaper UK/Twitter Just published: latest UK edition of the Financial Times, Tuesday 26 March https://t.co/buuKYXPCKL pic.twitter.com/3wDcvixTZY— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) March 25, 2019 Source: Allie Hodgkins-Brown/Twitter Tomorrow’s @Daily_Express frontpage #tomorrowsfrontpagetoday – Theresa May warned Remainers have ‘stolen’ Brexit back- Prince Charles enjoys time at Cuban barber- Heatwave set to hit Britain pic.twitter.com/qaH3duX2d0— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 25, 2019 THE HOUSE OF Commons has backed a proposal to hold a series of votes tomorrow which will indicate their Brexit preferences.MPs last night voted by 329 to 302 to seize control of parliamentary business tomorrow in an unprecedented move that the British government called “dangerous”.Three junior ministers quit the Conservative Party after voting against the government.Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt, Health Minister Steve Brine and Business Minister Richard Harrington all resigned.  17,278 Views Source: Richard Harrington/Twitter Source: Financial Times/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4561031 last_img read more


2 million for Demis enterprise startup


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Digital enterprise WeTeachMe, founded by Greek Australian Demi Markogiannaki and her partners, is $2 million richer after splitting the winnings of the inaugural Big Pitch, a private funding competition for technology ideas. WeTeachMe, a platform that combines course-provider software with an online marketplace for short courses, walked away with a prize of $2 million, while ECAL, a calendar-based event marketing platform with high-profile sporting teams as clients, took $2.5 million.Five million dollars was up for grabs in the SiliconValley-styled pitching competition The Big Pitch, launched by Melbourne venture capital fund Oxygen Ventures, the investment vehicle of internet entrepreneur Larry Kestelman. Five finalists pitched live at an evening event on Tuesday at Federation Square in Melbourne in front of an audience and an expert panel that included Dodo founder Larry Kestelman, Network Ten executive general manager Russel Howcroft and BlueChilli founder Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin.WeTeachMe and ECAL were among five finalists from more than 350 formal entries.On Tuesday night, the fast-growing and unique start-up company that Ms Markogiannaki co-founded 18 months ago with partners Cheng Zhu, Kym Huynh and Martin Kemka was awarded for its hard and pioneering work, as a digital platform that helps people to find and book classes and events. The service takes the stress out of paperwork by automating booking and administration processes, making it easy for customers to find and book courses. WeTeachMe is currently on track to have listed over 50,000 courses by the end of 2014. For the young company the award comes as the first funding they ever received, originally making ends meet with founders’ personal savings. For Demi Markogiannaki, who started her career as a journalist at Neos Kosmos, the success takes on a different dimension taking into consideration that she arrived in Australia only five years ago, where she completed post graduate studies in Global Μedia Communications at the University of Melbourne. The name of the 30-year old Greek was recently included on the list of the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 in the magazine Shoestring Startups. For more information, visit www.weteachme.com/last_img read more


Farines animales Bruxelles autorise la réutilisation pour les poissons délevage


first_imgFarines animales : Bruxelles autorise la réutilisation pour les poissons d’élevageLa Commission européenne a annoncé jeudi qu’elle avait de nouveau autorisé les protéines animales transformées pour nourrir les poissons d’élevage. Après 16 ans d’interdiction, les farines animales vont de nouveau faire partie de l’alimentation des poissons d’élevage. La Commission européenne a en effet décidé de revenir sur sa décision et d’autoriser de nouveau ces farines à base de porc et de volaille pour les poissons. Elles pourront même être utilisées dès le 1er juin prochain, les experts des Etats membres ayant approuvé cette mesure en juillet dernier.À lire aussiL’impressionnant repas d’un héron surpris en pleine natureLa Commission justifie cette décision en indiquant que cette autorisation “améliorera la durabilité à long terme du secteur de l’aquaculture, car ces protéines animales transformées (PAT) pourraient être un substitut précieux aux farines de poisson, qui sont une ressource rare”. Par ailleurs, la Commission souligne que l’annonce “est conforme aux avis scientifiques les plus récents selon lesquels le risque de transmission d’ESB [ou “maladie de la vache folle”] entre animaux non-ruminants est négligeable pour autant qu’il n’y a pas de recyclage entre les espèces”, c’est-à-dire de cannibalisme. La Commission européenne envisage même de “proposer une autre mesure pour réintroduire l’utilisation des PAT de porc et de volailles pour les volailles et les porcs” chose qui est interdite à l’heure actuelle. Le cannibalisme étant proscrit, la Commission entend proposer de nourrir les volailles avec de la farine de porc et inversement. Toutefois, cette autorisation si elle acceptée, ne devrait pas prendre effet avant 2014, selon un porte-parole de l’exécutif communautaire.En plein scandale sur la viande de cheval, le ministre délégué à l’Agroalimentaire, Guillaume Garot a toutefois reconnu que cette annonce “tombe mal” avant de rappeler pour France Info que “la France s’était prononcée contre cette disposition européenne”. Celui-ci a ainsi souligné que la disposition de Bruxelles ne rendait “heureusement” pas obligatoire l’utilisation des farines animales et que ceci devait être mise “en oeuvre au plan français avec un véritable esprit de responsabilité de nos industriels”. Le 15 février 2013 à 13:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


AI Can Now Tell If Youre Lying


first_img McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS Benjamin Franklin allegedly once said that there were only two certainties in life — death and taxes. In the modern era that might well be modified to include data/identity theft. It’s a huge problem and an apparent unavoidable evil these days, but a group of Italian researchers think they might have a solution and it involves AI.Online it’s tough to prove someone is who they say they are. In person, you can at least match someone to a photo ID, but online anyone could fill in boxes on an Amazon order. But what if an AI could read a user’s mouse movements and determine if they were being truthful? That was the question Giuseppe Sartori, a forensic neuroscientist and study author wanted to answer.To test this, he asked a number of volunteers to either memorize a fake identity or be truthful about themselves. Subjects were then asked a series of yes-or-no questions on as computer test. The questions were simple like “Were you born in [year]?” But, mixed in with those simple ones, were slightly more complex ones “Is [x] your zodiac sign?”The hope is to throw off would-be identity thieves just by catching them off guard. A fraud might memorize the basics — name, birthdate, address — but not connecting thoughts. If you were born in Oklahoma and you’re pretending to be someone in California, and someone asks you the capital of your home state, you’ll have to stop to think for a moment. That hesitation was evident in cursor movements.Experimenters found that when they fed their machine learning algorithms data on the subjects’ mouse paths, they were able to catch liars an incredible 95% of the time. It’s a lot like Google’s new “I am not a robot” button. Many bots tend to move in straight, clean lines, while humans are a lot more… imprecise. By reading basic cursor data, it’s not hard to sort out the humans from the software. Similarly, if the team can get it just a bit more accurate, this could be a valuable new tool in the fight against identity theft. And, for once, I think I won’t make the panicky case against allowing AI research to develop. I’ll just let this be a relatively happy story. That is until this tech gets adapted for use in robo police, who will no doubt use it to oppress the populace by enforcing laws too strictly. Then we’ll find ourselves in a dystopic police state rules by the mach– oh shit, I did it again. Dammit, I’m really sorry. Bots just freak me out. Stay on targetlast_img read more


Everything Channel Shutters VARBusiness


first_imgUnited Business Media’s Everything Channel announced Friday that it is folding VARBusiness into CRN magazine.According to Everything Channel CEO Robert Faletra, publishing two print products in a market that “can be served by one big brand like CRN” no longer “makes sense.” As part of the merger, and the company’s “ongoing realignment,” Everything Channel has eliminated 10 positions company-wide, a spokesperson told FOLIO:. (Everything Channel employs roughly 200 people.) No editorial positions were affected.VARBusiness’ State of the Market, State of Technology Reports, VARBusiness 600, Partner Program Guide and Annual Report Card will be folded into CRN. VARBusiness subscribers who wish to receive CRN will be placed on a waiting list, the company said. Everything Channel Events will continue to produce the VARBusiness 500 and the Annual Report Card awards ceremony. Serving the indirect technology sales channel, CRN was launched 30 years ago and carries a controlled circulation of 115,000. VARBusiness carried a controlled circulation of 110,000.last_img read more