Matthew McConaughey Announces Nationwide Effort to Empower Kids

first_imgActor Matthew McConaughey, musician Jack Ingram, and The University of Texas Head Football Coach Mack Brown have announced that they are coming together for a special two-day event to benefit various charitable organizations that will positively impact the lives of kids by supporting programs dedicated to empowering children across the nation.Together, they will debut the inaugural Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) event, a nationwide philanthropic effort to make a difference in the lives of underserved children. “We wanted to create a true, lasting impact and that inspired us to come together,” said Jack Ingram.MJ&M will be the joint fundraising effort by Sally & Mack Brown, Amy & Jack Ingram, and Camila & Matthew McConaughey each year. “We are thrilled to be joined by our dear friends in this effort to empower today’s youth and provide them with a promising future,” said Sally and Mack Brown.By uniting forces, MJ&M will maximize its founders’ impact on programs dedicated to empowering children across the nation. The proceeds will benefit charitable organizations supported by Sally & Mack Brown, Amy & Jack Ingram, and Camila & Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin foundation.“Our commitment to children’s charities and our passion to empower kids is why we joined together to create this important effort,” said all three principals in a joint statement. “This is a great opportunity for everyone in Texas to make a big impact across the entire country.”On April 11-12, 2013, MJ&M will kick off with an inaugural two-day celebration that will include celebrity-filled, one-of-a kind events across Austin, Texas. Additional details will be announced.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Mike Tyson Meets With Bright Future International

first_imgLast week, co-founder of Bright Future International Anthony Melikhov attended a private luncheon hosted by music producer Damon Elliott with former Boxing World Champion now philanthropist Mike Tyson.Mike Tyson and his family have taken on two regional Nevada based organizations as causes to put their time and contributions toward.Bright Future International welcomes the support of volunteers from around the world. Their vision is that they believe in order to create a better world for our children, people must as individuals, realize that they can benefit themselves most by helping others.“We hope to make altruism a modern necessity, so more people become interested in participating in selfless acts – where people volunteer and donate their time not because they have to, but simply because they feel compelled to,” says Anthony Melikhov.Celebrities like Mike Tyson have joined the Bright Future Ambassador (BFA) global worldwide program. Forest Whitaker (Actor), Dionne Warwick (Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist), Damon Elliott (Grammy Award Winning Music Producer) have joined the the Network, which is an alliance of diverse individuals; teachers, mentors, celebrities, philanthropists, who posses virtues that mirror Bright Future’s core values and principles. Participants share in Bright Future’s overarching goal to foster an environment of empathy, love, compassion, and perpetual hope. The program unites individuals regardless of race, sex, creed, and financial status who want to give back to humanity by participating in charitable causes, doing good deeds, volunteering, and working with children so they grow up with the hope of a bright future.Mike Tyson is focused on children that are homeless primarily in the Las Vegas. “There are over 7000 homeless children in Las Vegas, Nevada,” says Kiki Tyson, Mike Tyson’s wife and executive of his charities. Bright Future International works with organizations worldwide. It connects with established organizations throughout Russia, USA and Africa. Organizations that are non-governmental and governmental. “We have connected with good people who are leaders of organizations and efforts around the world. We put our trust into the people who are the leadership of organizations,” says Anthony Melikhov, Bright Future International.“During the two hour luncheon the conversation was about Mike’s Broadway show going on the road to 38 cities. Causes for children and the potential of a venture between Bright Future International and Mike Tyson’s charities,” says Richard Victor Mahee. Bright Future and Mike Tyson are preparing a series of events that will also extend into Moscow Russia.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

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24 HOURS with … Alessia Cara

first_img“I did hear Camila left,” said Cara.“I feel like everyone is so dramatic about it. It’s kind of like when Zayn left One Direction. I can imagine, ‘cause when you’re dedicated to a group for so long, you would be sad. But it’s important to always do what’s best for you. So if that’s what makes her happy then people should just accept it.”We caught up with Cara who arrived back in Toronto early Monday morning at Sick Kids to take part in the Canada-wide Duracell campaign, now in its tenth year (duracell.com/CMN for more information).Why did you decide to join the Duracell campaign?I actually was a patient [at Sick Kids] growing up. Canadian R&B-pop star Alessia Cara understands the drama over Camila Cabello leaving American girl group Fifth Harmony to pursue a solo career.But she also empathizes with the need to follow your own bliss.The 20-year-old Brampton, Ontario singer-songwriter is fresh off her last gig of 2016 at the Miami Jingle Ball Sunday night where she shared the bill with Fifth Harmony, who also had their last performance with Cabello. Twitter Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Strands from rope that hung Riel donated to museum

first_imgAPTN National NewsA piece of Metis history is now home.Strands of rope believed to have been used to hang Louis Riel have been donated to the Museum of Winnipeg.The museum is said to have the largest Louis Riel collection on display anywhere.The bits of rope were donated by the daughter of former Manitoba premier Duff Roblin. They were kept in an envelope labelled with the name “Captain Young.”Young was the one who escorted Riel from Batoche, Sask., to Regina where he was hanged for treason in 1885.The museum’s director says they are always excited to receive artifacts like these.last_img read more

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WPC member Randeer Rodrigo wife and six others remanded

Live ammunition was found from the house of Randeer Rodrigo yesterday.Rodrigo had been arrested following a shooting incident in Divulapitiya. United National Party (UNP) Western Provincial Council member Randeer Rodrigo and six others have been remanded till November 7 over the Divulapitiya shooting incident.Randeer Rodrigo’s wife Harjot Kaur, who was also arrested over the incident, was remanded until October 31. During a search operation, 100 live 9mm ammunition had been found from Rodrigo’s house.Rodrigo’s wife was also arrested following the incident. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Mens gymnastics No 3 Buckeyes to compete in Winter Cup Thursday Saturday

OSU redshirt junior Sean Melton prepares for his parallel bars routine, chalking up the bars for better grip. Melton and the Buckeyes competed against the Michigan Wolverines at the St. John Arena on Feb. 4. Credit: Aaron Tomich | For The LanternFour Buckeyes will compete in the 2017 Winter Cup, including former gymnast and current director of operations Drew Moling, redshirt junior Sean Melton, sophomore Alec Yoder and future Buckeye and high-school senior Max Andryushchenko. The competition will take place on Thursday with finals on Saturday in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.The scheduled times of the Winter Cup vary per athlete. Andryushchenko will compete at 4 p.m. ET while Melton, Yoder and Moling compete at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Finals will take place on Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET.Performances at the Winter Cup will determine which 15 athletes, country-wide, will join the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team. Following the two-day competition, the top-four ranked all-around athletes will automatically qualify.The Men’s Program Committee selects up to 11 more gymnasts participating in the Winter Cup and members of the 2016 US Olympic team, including alternates, to keep their spot on the national team provided they earn qualifying national scores both days of the competition.After the 2016 Winter Cup, Melton was placed in U.S. Senior National Team following his third-place performance in all-around. Melton posted an overall score of 174.500, finishing behind three-time U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak (177.450) and 2015 NCAA all-around champion Akash Modi (175.300) from Stanford.Although he is still recovering from a wrist injury sustained during the 2016 preseason, Melton has not backed down and is ready to hit the floor again.“I’m going out there and showing all the USA committee that I’m back and I’m recovering. I’m not 100 percent back, but I’m getting there and I’ve improved on events that I’m doing,” Melton said. “I’m in good shape, and they could use me on Team USA to compete and help represent our country. I’m just excited to show what I’ve been working on since trial — and that I never gave up.”Yoder finished ninth overall in the 2016 Winter Cup, with a score of 170.700. He was placed in the all-around top-10 at the competition in the past two seasons — an eighth-place performance in 2015 placed him on the U.S. Senior National Team.“I’m looking forward to just getting out there again and competing,” Yoder said. “That’s why I do this sport. I do it because it’s fun and I do it because it’s what I love.”Moling, the current director of operations for the team, was 23rd overall with a combined all-around total of 162.750. Moling finished 16th on both rings (28.550) and high bar (27.850) at the 2016 Winter Cup.“After this meet, I’ll be done as this is the last one of my career,” Moling said. “I competed at this competition last year … and I did pretty well here; it qualified me to compete at the P&G Championship which is in the summer. Since I competed at the P&G, that pre-qualified me to compete at the Winter Cup this week. I figured I might as well come out and have one last competition.”According to the all-around placements and Men’s Program Committee’s points ranking system, the top 42 gymnasts will advance to the final competition along with the top-three gymnasts of each event. The all-around and individual event champions will be determined by their combined two-day score.OSU enters the week ranked No. 3 in the College Gymnastics Association (CGA) National Rankings, with the No. 3 average all-around score in the nation and a No. 1 ranking on pommel horse with an average score of 69.575. read more

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Pellegrini compares Wilshere to Italian legend

first_imgWest Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has compared the club’s midfielder Jack Wilshere to former Italian great Andrea Pirlo.Former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce criticized the club’s midfield pairing of Wilshere and Mark Noble but Pellegrini insists the pair are a good fit together.The duo have failed to convince so far, as West Ham began their Premier League campaign with a 4-0 loss at Liverpool and a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth.But, asked about Allardyce’s comments, Pellegrini said, according to Sky Sports: “That is the opinion of Sam Allardyce. I know him and I respect him and everyone has his opinion.”“One opinion is that you can play one good player with the other one and the other is that they can play 4-4-2.”“If you need fast players they cannot do it. If you need good technical players that they don’t lose any balls, they can play together.”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“In football there are a lot of things you can do. Remember Juventus, around four or five years ago, played with one holding midfielder. It was Andrea Pirlo.”“And Pirlo is the same as Jack. He has the same characteristics as Jack. I think that every good player can play with others.”The England international spent 10 years with the Gunners and, although he has been hindered by injuries at times, Pellegrini says Wilshere can still reach the heights which once saw him earmarked as a potential superstar.“I’m sure about that,” said Pellegrini.“Because he is just 26 years old, and because he knows better how he must manage his physical work, so as not to be injured.”“In the last two seasons he played a lot of games. This season we’ve been working with him from July 1 and he’s not having any problems.”last_img read more

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Meetings for Affected Families of Liquidation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 3 Nov 2014 – Meetings start today for families impacted by the possible liquidation of British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd. The Premier on Friday announcing that he and the Opposition will sit down to determine what can be done to save the insurances plans which in some cases span two decades. Said to be around $6.2million dollars in the red, BAFSL charges that the Financial Services Commission has been hindering a plan to save the company and its policies. Those meetings tonight are set at the Regent Palms we understand; among those working with the BAFSL customers is Joseph Connolly of PriceWaterHouseCoopers. Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:liquidation, liquidation of British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd, premier rufus ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Servicelast_img read more

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City of San Marcos Mayor on local transit

first_imgCity of San Marcos Mayor on local transit Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City of San Marcos Mayor, Rebecca Jones, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss SANDAG’s vision for Transnet funds. Posted: May 3, 2019last_img read more

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Woman medevaced from boat off Key West

first_imgThe U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of a woman after, officials said, she experienced a medical issue at sea.Helicopter crews airlifted the boater near Key West. Officials said she experienced an allergic reaction while sailing on her vessel. #BreakingNews @USCG helo crew medevacs woman, 49, from s/v Drifter 35 miles south of Key West. More video at https://t.co/oELzD13sw8 pic.twitter.com/CcLSSTmpG4— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) May 23, 2017Crews transported the boater to a nearby hospital for treatment.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Skullcandys new AirPods alternative is on sale for 99

first_img Top 5 cheap wireless headphones Review • Apple AirPods updated review: Getting better with age See All Headphones Phones Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 reading • Skullcandy’s new AirPods alternative is on sale for $99 $138 News • Apple AirPods 2 deal: $139.99 (save $19) $184 Tags See It Apple Preview • What it’s like to live with AirPods Apple $159 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple AirPods How To • 17 tricks to help you get the most out of your Apple AirPods Monopricecenter_img 2 • See It Bonus deal: The discontinued iPhone SE recently returned to Apple’s online store, only to sell out soon thereafter. That wasn’t surprising, given the $249 price tag and popularity of the entry-level model. If you missed out, fear not: Back Market has the refurbished unlocked iPhone SE (silver, 16GB) for $123, plus $10 for shipping. See it at Back MarketOK, so Apple’s SEs were new and came with 32GB. They were also twice the price. Here, your $123 buys you an SE in “shiny” condition, meaning scratch-free and like-new overall. You also get a six-month warranty and 30-day return window. Because it’s unlocked, you can use it with just about any carrier. I recommend taking advantage of Mint Mobile’s current deal, which nets you three months of service for just $20. Concerned about the limited storage? Here’s everything you need to know about surviving with an iPhone with only 16GB. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Walmart Now playing: Watch this: Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Mentioned Above Apple AirPods Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 2:32 Skullcandy I’m no audiophile, which is why you’ll often hear me say that a certain Bluetooth speaker or pair of headphones sounds “good enough.” But I get that for some folks, good enough, well, isn’t. Indeed, if you crave premium sound and don’t mind paying a premium for it, today’s deal might appeal. For a limited time, the Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless Earbuds are $99.99 shipped (plus tax). When you add it to your cart, you should also see a free Skullcandy black baseball cap.See it at SkullcandyReleased just last month, the Push normally sells for $129.99. Obviously I have to mention Apple’s category-defining AirPods, which run $159. So for $60 less, let’s see what you get. The big difference: The Push employs a noise-isolating design, meaning the earbuds create an inner-ear seal that helps block outside sound and amp up the bass. On a track like Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, this affords a greater range and depth to the sound than you get from AirPods. Overall, I’d say the Push ranks among the best wire-free earbuds I’ve tried to date, at least in terms of audio fidelity. Read more: The best truly wireless headphones for 2019  As any good ones should, these power on and autopair the moment you take them out of the case. One small gripe, though: They’re a little tricky to pluck out. Your first instinct is to use your thumb and forefinger, but really you have to use just the latter to kind of roll them free. Also, that case is definitely larger than average, and therefore not as pocket-friendly as some I’ve seen. According to Skullcandy, the earbuds can last an impressive 6 hours before needing to recharge, and the case can fully recharge them once. Given its size, I feel like it should be able to do better than that. (The case itself recharges via USB-C, which is nice.) I like the Push’s design and fit. A rubber wing — here described as a FitFin — helps keep the earbud in place, though if your ears get super sweaty during a workout, I’m not sure they’d prevent the ‘buds from falling out. CNET hasn’t reviewed these yet, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out another new AirPods alternative: the $80 Anker Soundcore Liberty Air. I’ll just say that for $60 less than AirPods, you can get wire-free earbuds that offer great noise-isolating sound. Your thoughts? Comments Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See it The Cheapskatelast_img read more

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5 Women Electrocuted While Sowing Paddy In UP

first_imgGORAKHPUR: Five women were electrocuted on Monday when they came in contact with a high tension while sowing paddy in a field in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district, the police said.The women have been identified as Laxmi (17); Radhika (18); Soni (18); Vandani (18) and Subhawati. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district magistrate to probe the incident. He also announced Rs. 13 lakh for the women’s families.A statement issued by the UP government said that a committee has been constituted to probe the incident.last_img read more

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Rakhine migrants repopulating Rohingya villages

first_imgThis photo taken on 8 March 2018 shows Rakhine villagers walking past homes in Koe Tan Kauk village, Rathedaung township in Myanmar`s Rakhine State. AFPBuddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a “model” village for ethnic Rakhine migrants shuttled north to repopulate an area once dominated by Rohingya Muslims.The new arrivals are moving to parts of Rakhine state mostly “cleared” of its Rohingya residents, whose villages were bulldozed and reduced to muddy stains on a landscape of lush farmland.The Rakhine migrants, who come from the poor but relatively stable south, are — for now — few in number.But they carry great expectations as the pioneers of a donor-led “Rakhinisation” plan to upend the demography of the once majority-Muslim area.”We were really afraid of those Kalars and didn’t plan to come here,” Chit San Eain, a 28-year-old who has moved with her husband and toddler into a basic hut in Koe Tan Kauk tells AFP, using a pejorative term for Muslims.”But now that they are no longer here, we have the chance to meet again with our relatives who live up here,” she added, the ruins of a Rohingya settlement lying a few kilometres away.Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from northern Rakhine into Bangladesh since August 25 last year by a Myanmar army offensive against Muslim militants.Another 300,000 Rohingya were pushed out from the south and centre of Rakhine by army campaigns stretching back to the late 1970s.The UN has branded last year’s military crackdown ethnic cleansing, with a top official saying it carried all the “hallmarks of genocide.”Myanmar vigorously denies the allegations and says refugees are welcome to return.But so far it has agreed to allow back only 374 of 8,000 refugees whose names have been put forward for the initial phase of repatriation.Many traumatised Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar camps are also refusing to be repatriated to Rakhine — where holding camps and hostile neighbours await them.In their absence a blizzard of development projects, government and army-sponsored or privately funded, are transforming northern Rakhine.Map showing new settlements and installations in Rakhine state. AFPTaking space vacated by fleeing Rohingya is an old game in a state seen as the frontline of a Buddhist nation’s fight against encroaching Islam.”The military has been engineering the social landscape of northern Rakhine State so as to dilute the Rohingya population since the early 1990s,” says Francis Wade, author of “Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of the Muslim ‘Other'”.The Muslim minority are denied citizenship and labelled “Bengalis”, outsiders who — the logic runs — have successfully been pushed back to their country of origin.In a pattern with echoes of “the Israeli settler project in the West Bank” Buddhist communities then move in, altering the “facts on the ground” gradually rubbing out Muslim rights to the land, he added.”I’d expect to see more Buddhists settle there over the coming years. And then we’ll forget what the area once was, and that process of erasure will be complete.”Rohingya out, Rakhine inChit San Ean is the beneficiary of the Ancillary Committee for the Reconstruction of Rakhine National Territory in the Western Frontier (CRR), a private scheme established shortly after the refugee crisis began.In a zone under a strict army lockdown the resettlement plan could not fly without military consent.Funded by ethnic Rakhine donors, the CRR’s ambition is to establish a “Muslim-dry” buffer zone running the nearly 100 kilometres from state capital Sittwe to Maungdaw town, according to Oo Hla Saw, a Rakhine MP who advises the committee.”All of this area was under the influence of Muslims. After the military operations, they had to flee… so we have to establish this area with the Rakhine population,” he told AFP.The CRR will fund jobs and homes “so this little population can grow and grow,” he added.It’s a trickle so far, with around 64 households — some 250 people — moved by the CRR, with 200 more families on a waiting list.They are among the poorest of the poor, mostly daily wage labourers from Thandwe around 600 kilometres to the south or squatters from Sittwe.Two village tracts, Koe Tan Kuak near Rathedaung and Inn Din near Maungdaw, have been designated for the scheme so far.The army concedes the second site was the scene of extrajudicial killings of Rohingya captives as violence engulfed the region last August.Koe Tan Kauk was a similarly mixed settlement of Buddhist and Muslim homes.The CRR-sponsored hamlet promises a rudimentary existence.There is little work, no electricity or running water but donors have gifted each family a $450 shack on stilts, made from plywood and metal sheeting.New residents hope to eventually own land, a prospect previously beyond their reach in Myanmar’s second-poorest state.Rakhine nationalists say the CRR is a bulwark against Islam and a means to ensure their ethnic group has a say in development projects driven by the Burmese-dominated central state, who they distrust deeply.”Who should be given priority other than Rakhines in Rakhine State?” explained Than Tun, General Secretary of the CRR.- Cronies and soldiers -For its part, Myanmar’s government has enlisted powerful businessmen to rebuild the infrastructure of the battered state.The army is running other projects including beefing up its security apparatus — in what appears to be a multi-pronged effort to keep out the Rohingya.An Amnesty International report this week detailed how roads, helipads and security installations are being built, often on top of razed Rohingya settlements.They labelled the activity a massive “land grab” that threatens to erase evidence of alleged atrocities, including at Inn Din.Across northern Rakhine, abandoned land and rice fields have been commandeered by the army in an area with access tightly controlled to media, investigators and most aid groups.The Rohingya lost their legal status in 1982, under a junta-era Citizenship Law. Now their ancestral lands are being stripped away.That makes return impossible, according to lawmaker Oo Hla Saw.”These people want to be recognised as ‘Rohingya’ ethnicity… to enjoy citizenship, to resettle in their native grounds,” he says. “Their demands are unreasonable.”Despite their dangerous new neighbourhood, the arrivals at Koe Tan Kauk say they are there to stay.”I will end my life here,” said a 69-year-old woman called Osar. “I’m not going anywhere.”last_img
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1ms pantilt camera system tracks the flying balls w Video

first_imgPhotograph of the Saccade Mirror. Image: University of Tokyo This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) — University of Japan researchers have worked on a camera system that tracks fast-moving objects in realtime, automatically keeping fast moving objects centered. The system can track fast-moving objects with high accuracy, called “amazing.” A video demo has been made that reveals their success. This is a pan-tilt system that keeps an object at the center of the field. The researchers started work based on a challenge they recognized in the broadcast of major sports events such as the World Cup and games at the Olympics, where videos that are powerful and of the highest quality are in demand. In reality, though, they call attention to a number of limitations in techniques being used to capture the games. “It is often hard for camera operators to keep tracking their camera’s direction on a dynamic object,” they wrote, such as the player or the ball. Shooting has been limited either to moving the camera’ gaze slowly with a wide angle of view or inaccurately controlling the gaze. “Super slow and close-up videos of the remarkable player or the ball are thought to be especially quite valuable. However, camera operators have not been able to do that.” Carrying out their work at Ishikawa Oku Laboratory, the team worked out a camera system that can track fast-moving objects with something described as a high-speed gaze control device Two mirrors, one pan, one tilt, can move sixty degrees in approximately 3.5 milliseconds. These mirrors do the tracking realtime, bouncing images back to a stationary high-speed camera. The 1ms Auto Pan-Tilt system, as the system is named, gets its 1ms designation because it uses a 1,000 frame-per-second vision targeting system. Mirrors react to changes in the subject’s speed or trajectory in no more than 3.5 milliseconds, which is the amount of time required for either of them to move a full 60 degrees, their panning and tilting limit.Their work does not signify a first in pant-tilt camera systems development. The researchers do, however, spell out where their work has an edge. “To control the camera’s gaze with millisecond order in real time is difficult. The main reason is the method of controlling the gaze. A general pan/tilt camera is mounted on a rotational base with two-axis actuators. The actuators must control both the base and the camera. For millisecond-order control, the weight of the rotating parts must be reduced as much as possible”. In their method, the camera is fixed and their gaze-control device using rotational mirrors is installed next to the camera, controlling the camera’s gaze with use of the two mirrors. Citation: 1ms pan-tilt camera system tracks the flying balls (w/ Video) (2012, July 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-1ms-pan-tilt-camera-tracks-balls.html More information: www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/mvf/Sac … rFullHD/index-e.htmlcenter_img Auto Pan-Tilt image sequence of a pingpong game. (500fps, Full-HD). Image: University of Tokyo Explore further An easily predictable application would, as the researchers suggest, be for use in televised sports, where the camera used in the system shoots in full HD at 500 frames per second. Another application could be for science research in shooting fast-moving objects such as birds, insects, or aircraft.Team members behind the development are Kohei Okumura, Hiromasa Oku and Masatoshi Ishikawa. © 2012 Phys.org Sony develops ‘IPELA Engine’ capable of an industry-first 130db wide dynamic range in Full HD qualitylast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories When asked about Peterson’s contract extension, which made the 24 year old the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, Dockett didn’t hesitate to lavish some lofty praise on his teammate.“He’ll definitely be a future Hall of Famer,” Dockett told reporters at Cardinals Camp in Glendale on Wednesday.He went on to offer his two cents on the loud debate over who, exactly, is football’s best cornerback — Peterson, Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, New England Patriots’ Darrelle Revis or someone else — saying there was “no question” that his teammate was on top.“I’m not going to say no one else is better than him,” Dockett said of Peterson. “He works his tail off. He’s a dominant corner. He’s smart. He’s one of the most athletic guys in the league. And he plays hard.”Question after question came Dockett’s way about Peterson, his greatness and the size of his contract, and the quick-to-speak defensive lineman never shied away from the task of heaping votes of confidence upon his teammate. And he made a point of emphasizing Peterson’s work ethic and drive, above all else. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “He’s definitely deserving of everything he has earned,” he said. “He’s one of the young leaders around here. “He plays lights out. We knew the day would come. He’s one of those guys that’s humble and willing to prove to people that he’s the best corner in the league.”Then, as if in an effort to put Cardinals fans at ease that Peterson won’t be changed — on or off the field — by his suddenly magnified paychecks, Dockett offered a brief anecdote about the teammate he believes is Hall of Fame-bound. “He came in the locker room after he signed and you couldn’t even tell that he signed for that much money, because he was like, ‘I’m just ready to go to work.’” – / 13 The Arizona Cardinals didn’t sign Patrick Peterson to a record $70 million deal with the expectation that he’d slump into mediocrity, of course.Michael Bidwill, Steve Keim and the rest of the organization expects the opposite — the greatness Peterson has shown the league since he was drafted in 2011.And one member of the organization in particular, fellow defender Darnell Dockett, expects a high level of that greatness. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Jet2 will launch a new service between Newcastle a

first_imgJet2 will launch a new service between Newcastle and Split in 2009.The airline will launch cheap flights to Split, the coastal Croatian city, from May 2nd, departing from Newcastle International Airport.This brings the total number of flights from the carrier out of the Newcastle hub to 13.The airline’s Phil Meeson said: “Croatia is a fantastic addition to the schedule from Newcastle. The city of Split offers everything for the holidaymaker, from culture and history to beaches and nightlife.”With its Italian influences and miles of clean beaches, Croatia is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading holiday hot spots.”Jet2 recently announced a host of new flights for its summer 2009 schedule, featuring seven routes from Leeds Bradford Airport.Destinations added to the 2009 roster include Avignon, Geneva, Krakow, La Rochelle, Paris and Prague.The carrier also recently increased the frequency of flights from the Leeds hub to Malaga in Spain. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedNew flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.New cheap flights from Edinburgh to Europe announcedNew cheap flights from Edinburgh to Europe announcedJet2.com launches new flights to Newquay and JerseyJet2.com has launched new flights to Newquay and Jersey from Belfast International Airport.last_img read more

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Palace Resorts Starts Green Foundation In MexicoMi

first_imgPalace Resorts Starts Green Foundation In MexicoMiami, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazinePalace Resorts – the company that surpasses the traditional definition of all-inclusive with the very best five-star service and amenities – is the industry leader in eco-friendly hospitality initiatives adhering to the stringent guidelines for environmental sustainability set by the Earthcheck program, MARTI & GEO certifications. Palace Resorts efforts are supported by the Palace Resorts Foundation which promotes sustainable life for the native environment and its inhabitants through the Ecological Sustainability Committee, which was developed to assist the local areas in the destinations where Palace Resorts are located.The Palace Resorts Foundation’s Environmental Committee provides tools to balance the development of Palace Resorts business with the environmental welfare of Mexico’s natural resources and its native ecological inhabitants. Ecological sustainability starts with the resort initiatives that recycle more than 124 tons of paper and plastic each year, resulting in more than 2,121 trees saved. In addition, all furniture removed from resort properties is reused by selling it for a small fee to those in need, and the profits benefit the Palace Foundation and its three committees.Employees and guests are encouraged to contribute to ecological practices through bins for recyclable and organic goods, monitoring the boiler and furnace emissions into the atmosphere, installing systems for measurement and analysis in each drainage well, and providing “ecological tent cards” in all guestrooms to minimize water and energy consumption. Additionally, Vallarta Palace, Beach Palace, Cancun Palace, Sun Palace and Cozumel Palace are equipped with an energy saving light system, which requires the room key to be inserted into a special slot upon entering to activate in-room lighting. When the key is removed upon leaving the room, all lights are turned off, saving a substantial amount of energy while guests are out enjoying the rest of the resort.Palace Resorts also safeguards native leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Through the Palace Turtle Conservation Camps at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun Palace, Sun Palace, Beach Palace Wyndham Grand Resort and Xpu-Ha Palace Wyndham Resort, scientists and specialists cares for turtle eggs until they hatch. Since it opened, the Camp has helped save more than 140,000 offspring of this endangered species. Palace Resort guests can get involved in this project by helping the scientists release hatched turtles into the Caribbean Sea.The brand’s green efforts through the Palace Foundation have been internationally recognized as leading the hospitality industry by some of the top conservation programs and certifications. The standard for sustainable tourism has been raised by Palace Resorts as the chain boldly became the first new group member globally to join the EarthCheck Program, the environmental sustainability program that’s raising the benchmark for certification. Through EarthCheck, Palace Resorts has implemented new systems to monitor, measure and manage resort operational efficiencies, adhering to the highest of scientific standards for sustainable tourism, including eco-friendly approaches to operations, conservation measures and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As a result of fulfilling all new EarthCheck policies, Palace Resorts has also successfully completed the certifications for MARTI, the Meso American Reef Tourism Initiative, which awards companies that protect the region’s natural landscape through sustainable hotel operations. The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort and Riviera Cancun Golf & Resorts are the first in Latin America properties to be awarded the Golf Environment Organization (GEO) Certification, which boasts esteemed recognition and endorsement of the United Nations and the World Wildlife Foundation, as a result of the green design, construction, studies of impact, and environmental practices at these golf clubs and courses.www.palaceresorts.comlast_img read more

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European nurses body lends support to striking Cypriot counterparts

first_imgThe European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) on Monday pledged their support for “the struggle of nurses in Cyprus” for equal recognition as professionals.In a letter addressed to President Nicos Anastasiades, the Secretary General of EFN Paul De Raeve, said that the organisation, despite the fact that it recognises the need for the government to slash salaries due to the economic crisis, it however, “expects nurses to have reasonable remuneration and acceptable working conditions”.“We are aware that the Republic of Cyprus provides salaries at a certain level to all university graduates, and that nurses and midwives in Cyprus are struggling to survive with working conditions which are unacceptable in 2016,” it said. This situation, the letter said, “leads to stress and professional burnout, seriously compromising the quality of healthcare being delivered to EU citizens and jeopardising their safety”.It added that nurses’ working conditions should include “a safe environment, a safe level of staffing and equal pay with other comparable professionals”.“We stand in solidarity with nurses and midwives of Cyprus in calling your government to honour its obligations with respect to the principles of equality and such provisions as are laid down in national legislation and the relevant EU directives,” the letter said.The EFN, which represents three million nurses in the EU and Europe, calls on Anastasiades “to reconsider” his government’s position before taking further actions towards health care reforms.It also asks that “immediate action” is taken to correct “the effects” of the reduction of nurses’ wages and the “diminished recruitment and retention rates that compromise quality of care and patient safety”.“Nurses and midwives are a vital resource without whom any health care system will fail. We urge you not take actions that will only result in more burnout, less productivity and exacerbate an already difficult situation,” the letter said.It added that EFN, will inform EU institutions, “on what is happening in Cyprus to our profession and as such increase the political attention on the important role and working conditions of nurses and midwives, of women, in the healthcare system”.“We encourage you”, it added, to deploy the social cohesion funds to support the needs of the healthcare system. It also stressed the importance of the compliance of EU member-states with the relevant European directives “even in times of austerity”.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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