Did U.P. hospital perform cataract surgery in torch light? probe ordered

first_imgA probe has been ordered into reports claiming that 32 cataract patients were operated upon in torch light for want of steady electricity supply at a State-run facility in Unnao.According to the reports, the operations were done at the community health centre (CHC) in Nawabganj on Monday in torch light as there was no electricity or power back-up there.Chief Medical Officer Rajendra Prasad said the acting district magistrate has ordered a probe into the matter and the organisation entrusted with the task could be blacklisted if found guilty.Some relatives of the patients complained that they were not provided with any beds after the procedure, and that they were made to lie on floors despite extreme cold weather conditions.last_img read more

Ilocos, Stallion draw, still winless

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Fil Nigerian striker Chima Uzoka gave Ilocos the lead before Stallion equalized through Jess Melliza as the two clubs picked up a point for the draw.The result meant the two clubs remain in the bottom of the table with Stallion in seventh with four points, a point ahead of cellar-dweller Ilocos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStallion resumes its search for a first win when it visits JPV Marikina on Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium, while Ilocos travels to Metro Manila to face Kaya at University of Makati in the first of back-to-back matches against the Makati club. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Team PH faces tougher odds Ilocos United and Stallion Laguna remained in search of a first victory after battling to a 1-1 stalemate last Sunday in a Philippines Football League clash that was cut short by poor pitch conditions at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.The match was called off at halftime due to deteriorating conditions of the field caused by heavy rains.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Chris Gayle’s sexist remark leaves women’s rights group fuming

first_imgWest Indies’ Chris Gayle bowls against Sri Lanka during their warm-up match of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka March 19, 2014. Picture by REUTERSA women’s rights group here has condemned as “sexist” remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference.And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed by gender equity advocate Alexandrina Wong, has also criticised the response by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to the incident, reports CMC.Ahead of Thursday’s CPL clash here between Tallawahs and Antigua Hawksbills, Gayle, a former West Indies Test skipper, was asked Wednesday by the journalist: “How does the pitch feel so far in terms of the training (and) the weather?”The 34-year-old Gayle responded: “Well I haven’t touched yours yet so I don’t know how it feels”, before adding “I like your smile; that’s nice.”However, the CPL downplayed the incident, saying that Gayle was just sharing a light moment with the female journalist.”Chris is excited for the tournament and was having a laugh with a journalist, who had a laugh back; there was no malice intended,” the Antigua Observer quoted a CPL spokesman as saying.”The lady in question had a jovial goodbye chat with him and we don’t believe this was the action of someone who was offended.”Wong slammed Gayle’s statement and also called on the CPL to elicit an apology from the Twenty20 star.”What it’s implying is one person’s power over another in the use of the language and so we can either say it’s sexist and hegemonic,” Wong said, adding that the response from the reporter “indicates that she obviously doesn’t know her right to autonomy”.advertisement”She obviously doesn’t know her right when it comes to agency of body so that she can identify certain types of language, how they allude to her biology and what it’s saying about her as a person,” Wong said.”CPL should demand an apology from him because as senior officials they ought to know and to behave better when it comes to gender equality.”last_img read more

Tough away games for Barcelona, Real Madrid

first_imgSpanish football giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid both play important and difficult games in the first round of La Liga on Wednesday night.Barcelona travel to face Celta Vigo, who are currently third in the table with three wins and a draw from their opening four matches and whose attacking trio of former Barcelona B team player Nolito, Iago Aspas and Fabian Orellana are in excellent form, reports Xinhua.Although Nolito, who has been touted as a possible signing for Barcelona, said on Monday it was “a joke” to compare them with Barcelona’s superstar attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.Suarez will return to the first team after being rested during Sunday’s La Liga match, while defender Gerard Pique is also in line to make his first appearance of the campaign after completing his four-match suspension.However, Barcelona are still without winger Rafinha, who undergoes surgery in his broken knee ligament on Tuesday, and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who is still recovering from injury.Real Madrid travel to play Athletic Club Bilbao in the San Mames Stadium, where they have not won in the past two years.Also read: Real’s Gareth Bale sidelined by calf muscle injury Coach Rafael Benitez’s side were disappointing in only beating Granada 1-0 on Saturday and maintain the doubt over the presence of defender Sergio Ramos, who has struggled with a shoulder injury, while forwards Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and midfielder Danilo are also out through their respective injuries.Athletic have not had a great start to their league campaign, partly due to their own long injury list and the Basque side still have forward Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams sidelined, but after resting several players in their defeat to Villarreal on Sunday, coach Ernesto Valverde will field his strongest team.advertisementMadrid will hope Ramos is fit to play and deal with striker Aritz Aduriz, who has been in devastating for Athletic.Aduriz has nine goals in all competitions and will be a constant threat to Madrid.last_img read more

Report: PSG 3 Marseille 0

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 3 Marseille 0: Di Maria at the double as holders put Neymar injury aside Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 06:02 3/1/18 DiMaria-Cropped AFP Hit by the news of Neymar’s impending surgery on Wednesday, PSG cruised into the last four of the Coupe de France by beating Marseille. Paris Saint-Germain put the disappointment of Neymar’s foot surgery to one side to thump rivals Marseille 3-0 and reach the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.The Ligue 1 leaders announced on Wednesday that the world’s most expensive player will miss next week’s second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid, which they trail 3-1, after the decision was made for him to have surgery on a cracked metatarsal.While Neymar’s prolonged absence may prove fatal to their Champions League hopes, PSG reaffirmed that it will have little impact on their domestic success as Angel Di Maria’s double saw them into a fourth successive Coupe de France semi-final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Di Maria settled the contest with a pair of deflected strikes, the first a vicious shot from outside the box, either side of half-time.Deserved gloss to the scoreline was added courtesy of a wonderful team move finished off by Edinson Cavani, as Marseille again suffered at PSG’s hands having lost by the same scoreline in the weekend’s Ligue 1 meeting, where Neymar suffered his injury.The win keeps PSG firmly on course for a domestic treble and they will be one of just two top-flight teams in the last four after shock triumphs for third-tier Chambly and Les Herbiers, while a free-flowing second-half showing will perhaps give Unai Emery added hope they can fight back against Madrid even without their world-record signing.6 – Angel Di Maria has scored six goals in his last four starts with @PSG_English in all competitions. Revitalized.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 28, 2018PSG started very brightly and, after Yuri Berchiche had an effort beaten away by Steve Mandanda, Cavani wasted a gilt-edged chance to give them the lead.The Uruguay international met Di Maria’s pull back after the Argentina winger was sent clear down the left, but he only succeeded in fizzing a shot over the bar.Aymen Abdennour was then fortunate not to concede a penalty when the Marseille centre-back appeared to handle in the area.Most of the pressing was unsurprisingly done by PSG, but Marseille remained dangerous on the counter-attack and Florian Thauvin curled an effort well over the crossbar.Di Maria then showed Thauvin how it should be done as he bent one towards goal from the edge of the area, only to be denied by a brilliant diving save from Mandanda.But Mandanda could not replicate the same heroics on the stroke of half-time, the Marseille goalkeeper beaten as Di Maria unleashed a fierce half-volley that took a slight deflection off Adil Rami and flew into the bottom-left corner.Javier Pastore replaced Kylian Mbappe ahead of the restart and three minutes into the second half Di Maria effectively put the tie to bed – but in far less spectacular fashion.Marseille failed to deal with Yuri’s cross from the left, which eventually fell to Di Maria, and his side-foot effort deflected off Hiroki Saki and under Mandanda.Di Maria then lashed narrowly wide from long range and Julian Draxler went agonisingly close to scoring one of the goals of the season as his bicycle kick from Marco Verratti’s lofted pass was only just off target.A stunning reflex save saw Mandanda keep out Pastore’s diving header, but the final flourish came in style as Draxler nodded a Verratti chip down for Cavani to fire into the bottom-right corner in an illustration of the kind of football they will need to produce to deliver a Champions League turnaround next week.FULL TIME: See you in the @coupedefrance semifinal ! #AllezParis! #PSGOM pic.twitter.com/g7u73AeC8b— PSG English (@PSG_English) February 28, 2018 read morelast_img read more

a month agoWoodward’s ‘positive’ address: Why Man Utd fans deserve to hear this before any shareholder

first_imgWoodward’s ‘positive’ address: Why Man Utd fans deserve to hear this before any shareholderby Chris Beattiea month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: It wasn’t addressed to them. It may not have even been for them. But these days, Manchester United fans will take what they can get from the club.There was a little bit of spin. A bit of political PR. But overall it hit the right note. Ed Woodward’s update to shareholders stopping in it’s tracks any credible claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position was in doubt. Indeed, such was the detail and the vice-chairman’s tone that no-one on the call, or later reading the transcript, could claim any confusion about what the club and their manager are working towards. New, youthful arrivals. Promotion from the academy. Even the conscious plan to make room for their youngsters by sending senior players away on-loan. These were all planks in this current project highlighted by Woodward.That the support had to wait for a shareholders’ conference, however, is a shame. This morning, the club is in a better position than it was on Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the humbling at West Ham. As is the manager, the players and Woodward. Indeed, even the fans should be happier with it finally articulated by the board’s representative of what United – as a club – is trying to do. Before it would be Solskjaer, or perhaps some intelligent guesswork from the likes of Gary Neville, the former club captain. But now the average supporter has Woodward on record about transfer plans, their youth policy and expectations of Solskjaer.Why Woodward only chooses to speak to shareholders, only he knows. Those whom have a piece of the club aren’t all fans. Indeed, some have driven nations to the brink of bankruptcy. Others are banned from certain countries. And the vast, vast majority have never held a season ticket.Woodward could do himself a big favour by speaking to the support once a month via MUTV, the club’s in-house TV channel. As stated, United – and indeed Woodward, himself – are better placed today after Tuesday’s conference call. It’s clear from Woodward’s tone that he and Solskjaer have a strong working relationship. Never has the vice-chairman name-checked a manager as much to shareholders as he did yesterday with the Norwegian. And cleverly – significantly – it was done as a veiled public vote of confidence.”It’s important we are patient while Ole and his team build for the future,” Woodward said. “We will continue to focus on the long-term strategy and won’t be influenced by short-term distractions.”For “distractions”, read results – particularly away from home. The defeat at London stadium was listless, but so long as Solskjaer’s young team heed the lessons from such a poor performance it can be still be a positive part of the rebuild.Which is exactly what is underway, as Woodward explained: “We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our academy.”Everything articulated by Woodward here is what we’ve seen from United on the pitch this season. Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire have all done enough to suggest they’ll be long-term players for the club. David de Gea and Marcus Rashford have been convinced to sign new deals. And we’ve seen Solskjaer bring through Mason Greenwood – and rewarded with the winner against Astana.And touching on this drive to give the club’s academy talent a real shot was, for this column, the real highlight of Woodward’s address. This was straight from the bootroom. Transfer and youth policy wrapped up in one. It was the sort of inside info you’d only get in an ex-manager’s biography. But here it was, all laid bare…”We are optimistic for the future,” declared Woodward. “The sale and loaning of players this summer has also allowed the manager to involve more of our young players and provide a firm foundation for the culture, ready for building the next trophy-winning squad.”So it’s been a deliberate effort. A genuine clearout. Not something for scribes to throw together under a screaming headline – but club policy. This United squad is undergoing an official overhaul.But that won’t stretch to the front office. As mentioned, there was some political PR performed by Woodward – and all centred around the director of football search. It was padded out with flowery words but basically, as this column has warned, it’s off. “Regarding the speculation around a head of football, we are continually reviewing and looking at the potential to evolve our structure on the football sides,” Woodward stated. So nothing imminent. Indeed, as we’ve stated here, it never really was.But that’s a topic for another day. The wash-up from this shareholders’ address was that it was one to give clarity to what the club is doing. It’s support for the manager. And confirmation of a genuine youth policy.For the United fan, there’s now no second guessing. It’s just too bad they were made to wait for a shareholders’ conference to learn all this. TagsOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ESPN Ranks College Football’s 10 Toughest Remaining Schedules

first_imgAuburn football players tackling Jake Fromm.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 10: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs is stopped by members of the Auburn Tigers defense on November 10, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)One-fourth of the college football season is essentially out of the way. Most teams have played three regular season games at this point.Some teams have been challenged in the first few weeks, while others have to wait to play tougher opponents. It all depends on how your schedule is set up.One of the metrics included in ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) is remaining strength of schedule. It sorts teams out according to how the computer views the upcoming games on their schedule.Right now, Georgia has the toughest remaining schedule, per the FPI. The Bulldogs play Notre Dame on Saturday, then have a bye week, before traveling to Tennessee. Four-straight SEC East games (South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and Missouri) follow, though three are at home. Then, Georgia ends the year with Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech.Here are the top 10 toughest remaining schedules, according to the FPI:GeorgiaSouth CarolinaTennesseeAuburnColoradoUSCLSUKansasOregon StateTexas A&MAs you can see, the strength of schedule metric favors SEC teams. Six of the top 10 are from the SEC, with three from the Pac-12 and one from the Big-12.You can view the full strength of schedule rankings here.last_img read more

TID quiz BBC Vavuniya reporter

The Tamil journalist has been reporting for the BBC for some 15 years from the north, the BBC Tamil service reported. He had been questioned about his reports on political prisoners at the Magazine prison and some telephone calls he had received from Tamil prisoners. The police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) questioned the BBC Tamil Service reporter based in Vavuniya today.According to the BBC, Ponniah Manigavasakam was questioned for nearly two hours today by the TID. The reporter had told the TID that as a journalist it was nothing new to receive telephone calls from prisoners or their family members.With most of the prisoners remaining in prison for years they often seek information on their  release, the BBC reporter had told the TID. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Facebooks stock ends Friday on a high note closes up for the

Facebook’s stock ends Friday on a high note, closes up for the week for the first time AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 15, 2012 5:49 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook’s stock closed with a gain for the week for the first time since its initial public offering a month ago.The stock climbed $1.72, or 6.1 per cent, to close at $30.01 on Friday. That’s up 10.8 per cent for the week, though it’s still down 21 per cent from its IPO price of $38.Also on Friday, Facebook’s chief technology officer, Bret Taylor, announced that he is leaving the company to work on a startup. Taylor said on his Facebook timeline that he’s “sad to be leaving, but I’m excited to be starting a company with my friend Kevin Gibbs.”Taylor joined Facebook in 2009 when the company bought FriendFeed, the Internet company where he was working at the time. read more

With Silicon Valley model UNICEF invests in tech startups working to improve

Along with the UNICEF Innovation Fund’s first portfolio of investments, the agency also opened the next round of applications from start-ups, calling the Fund a “new way of doing business at the UN; combining the approach of Silicon Valley venture funds with the needs of UNICEF programme countries.” “Using UNICEF’s 190 offices and 12,000 staff, the Fund will help us source and support companies that might be overlooked by traditional investment vehicles,” Cynthia McCaffrey, the Director of the UNICEF Office of Innovation said in a news release. According to the release, the Fund allows UNICEF to prototype technology solutions, as well as expand its networks of open source collaborators to improve children’s lives. The start-ups included in the portfolio of investments are: Saycel (Nicaragua): provides affordable mobile connectivity to communities that are not on the traditional information grid in rural areas;mPower (Bangladesh): create a digital registry platform to improve data collection and delivery of maternal and child health care;9Needs (South Africa): uses blockchain – is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of records called ‘blocks’ – and advances in identity technology to create better management systems for early childhood development services;Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (Pakistan): creates stories and information that can be played over a simple mobile phone to help fathers (who may be semi-literate) support their families for better maternal and newborn health; and Chatterbox (Cambodia): provides a fundamental technology layer to be integrated into UNICEF’s RapidPro platform to extend its reach to communities that are low literacy, particularly in Cambodia, but eventually globally.UNICEF has an eye to investing in 20-40 additional companies in 2017, said the release.It added that the Innovation Fund is inviting technology start-ups to apply for investment and become part of this growing portfolio of open source solutions. Progress made by portfolio projects are monitored in real time and displayed in detail at: www.unicefinnovationfund.org.UNICEF Innovation, which includes the agency’s Office of Innovation, Innovation Unit (UNICEF Supply Division) and a network of Innovation Labs, is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work. read more

Le plus grand prématuré au monde est sorti de lhôpital

first_imgLe plus grand prématuré au monde est sorti de l’hôpitalLe 7 novembre dernier, une Allemande a égalé le record de la naissance la plus prématurée au monde. Frieda est née après seulement 21 semaines et 5 jours de grossesse. Mercredi dernier, le bébé est sorti de l’hôpital en bonne santé. A la naissance, Frieda ne pesait que 460 grammes. Née le 7 novembre à la clinique de Fulda, cette petite Allemande est le deuxième plus grand prématuré du monde. Sa mère a en effet accouché après seulement 21 semaines et 5 jours de grossesse. “Dans la littérature spécialisée, il existe des prématurés plus légers qu’elle à la naissance, certains étant même en dessous des 300 grammes, mais il n’existe aucune mention d’un prématuré plus jeune encore que Frieda”, a expliqué la clinique dans un communiqué avant d’indiquer qu’un bébé était né exactement au même terme à Ottawa au Canada en 1987.À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?Dès la 15e semaine de grossesse, la mère avait en réalité déjà consulté pour des contractions et fin octobre, les médecins s’étaient aperçus que la naissance était imminente. Cependant, ils ont réussi à retarder l’accouchement de dix jours. Avant la 22e semaine de grossesse, les pédiatres en néonatalogie estiment qu’il n’y a aucune chance de survie, en raison du développement insuffisant des poumons, du coeur et du cerveau. Le frère jumeau de Frieda, Kilian est d’ailleurs décédé quelques jours après leur naissance, comme le rapporte le quotidien Bild.Si les grands prématurés (moins de 32 semaines) présentent donc des risques importants de séquelles psychomotrices et de retard de langage, Frieda semble aujourd’hui bien se porter. Mercredi dernier, après 5 mois et demi d’hospitalisation, la petite Allemande qui pèse aujourd’hui 3,5 kilos, a enfin pu rejoindre ses parents. Un médecin de garde de la clinique a assuré à l’AFP qu’il n’existe “aucun risque (de séquelles) prévisible pour le moment et que le bébé devrait se développer comme n’importe quel enfant”.Le 26 avril 2011 à 12:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sonic Mania Collectors Edition Includes a Statue and Sonic Has 10 Fingers

first_imgSonic Mania’s out this week! This isn’t a review of the game. I played the first few levels, but I really gotta get into it now that I have it on the Switch. No, we’re going to talk about the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition, and Sonic’s odd anatomy and dietary restrictions. Don’t worry, this might be the only article on the internet that talks about Sonic’s anatomy and diet not in that really weird Deviantart way you’re thinking of.The Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition costs $69.99 (retail; like all collector’s editions you might find it for either dirt cheap or way, way more than that a few months after it comes out), and it comes with a statue, a cartridge box, a gold ring, and a metal card. That’s a lot to go in a $70 collector’s edition, but it helps when you realize that Sonic Mania is a $20 game.Let’s start with the statue. It’s a big ‘un, standing 12 inches tall, with Sonic holding his fist proudly in the air. This is classic Sonic, the squatter one with black eyes instead of green. And he’s standing on a Sega Genesis base that is about the size of the original Genesis/Master System. If you put two AA batteries in it, it makes the classic “Segaaaa” boot-up sound when you flip the power switch.This is a big, nice-looking statue, but it’s also very light and feels a bit cheap. The Genesis base seems to be a mostly hollow plastic shell, and the whole thing weighs just 2.25 pounds. Combined with the really simple character design of Sonic, and you don’t exactly have a First4Figures statue here. But again, this is only part of a $50 premium slapped onto a $20 game.The Sonic Mania cartridge isn’t a real cartridge, but it’s the approximate size and shape of one (here it is next to Sonic 3 for comparison). The board pulls out to reveal a drawer that holds the gold ring. If you take out the thin plastic liner, it becomes a nice little box for hiding change, maybe a Raspberry Pi Zero, something like that.The gold ring is a gold ring. Well, a gold-colored ring. It’s metal, but probably a zinc alloy. Still, it’s a neat ring! That you probably wouldn’t actually wear because it’s big even for my fingers and the completely circular cross-section makes it feel awkward even if you do but it on. What are the gold rings for? I mean, gold coins have some value, so they abstractly make sense to collect them, but why rings? Was that ever explained?Also, I never noticed it until now, but Sonic has five fingers on each hand. That’s really weird. We have five fingers, but we’re people. When was the last time you saw a cartoon character of any kind with five fingers? The Simpsons have four. Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, they have four. Pretty much any colorful white-glove-wearing animal cartoon character has four fingers on each hand, but Sonic has five. He has messed up proportions like a basketball head on an egg torso with stick legs, but he has human hands. And his nose protrudes upsettingly from his snout, like a broomstick handle. You only notice this when he’s sculpted in 3D but keeps his classic 2D elements.There’s also a metal card with Sonic and the Sonic Mania logo on the front and Tails and Knuckles on the back. It doesn’t have a code on it or anything; the code for the game itself came on a separate piece of paper. So it’s just a weird metal card with Sonic on it. Or, and this is something I will declare now, it’s my new membership card to Club Sonic, where all the cool guys who are also fast belong.Granted, I have weird tastes, but the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition is a pretty great package. If you’re looking for a big dumb centerpiece thing, the statue is super appealing even if it doesn’t have the detail and craftsmanship of collector’s statues that cost several times the edition. The ring is dumb but a fun prop, and you can use the cartridge to hold stuff (and it looks like a real cartridge, which is nice. I might pop open the Sonic statue base and see if I can put something in it, like a Raspberry Pi or a router.Also, he won’t eat his hot pocket.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart Set Marvel World Record for XMen Roles

first_imgStay on target Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart just earned a Guinness World Record for their roles as Wolverine and Professor X, respectively, in Marvel’s X-Men movies.The actors now hold the title of “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero,” Guinness World Records announced in a press release. Jackman and Stewart both played their X-Men characters for 16 years and 228 days.“When I was a kid, the Guinness Book of Records was it … That’s it, I’ve made it! This is why I got into showbiz, thank you.” – @RealHughJackman https://t.co/KoT46MGwYW— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) February 20, 2019Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records’ editor-in-chief, presented Jackman an official certificate on ITV’s This Morning talk show on Wednesday, Syfy Wire reported. Stewart also made a video appearance to announce that him and Jackson were “World Record buddies” now. Both actors will be featured in the next edition of the Guinness World Records book.“It was an honor to be able to finally hand over a certificate to Hugh and welcome him personally into the Guinness World Records family. It’s always a pleasure meeting record holders,” Glenday said in the press release. “For me, it’s the highlight of the job, because record holders are, by definition, the most interesting and amazing people on the planet.”Watch Jackman and Stewart try to save the world in Logan, which is streamable on Hulu.More on Geek.com:Marvel’s ‘Wolverine’ Podcast Gets Second Season in MarchMarvel’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Mayhem Vigilante Gwyneth Paltrow Is Leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 last_img read more

Wired Takes Top Genius Brand Spot in Digital IQ Index Study

first_imgThere’s been some movement in the rankings in the second annual Digital IQ Index study on the magazine industry from market research firm L2, which measures digital strategy execution among 80 magazine brands. TIME, which last year ranked as the number-one brand executing across digital, social and mobile platforms, was knocked off the top spot by Wired, which this year was the only brand to achieve “Genius” status. The study has traditionally measured brand competence across website, digital marketing, social media and mobile platforms. But this year, the methodology was expanded to include tablets. Each brand is given a point value based on how well content, marketing, engagement and advertising tactics are deployed within and across the five segments. Wired, for example, is lauded for its early-mover mentality on tablets and the way content is deployed and shared among different platforms. “Wired maintains a best-in-class digital edition for iPad, featuring embedded social sharing of feature articles, highly varied examples of interactive exhibits, and extensive links between app content and Web content,” says the report. “In the past year, this experience has been ported to Nook, Kindle, and Android tablets. Wired has also acquired 1.4 million followers on Google+ and 100,000 followers on Instagram.”TIME bumped down to the sixth-ranked brand, but Time Inc., Condé Nast, and Hearst dominated the top ten:1. Wired2. The New Yorker3. Entertainment Weekly and Glamour (tie) 5. Better Homes and Gardens6. Time7. Elle8. Seventeen9. Sports Illustrated10. Cosmopolitan, Forbes, People, The Economist (tie)Merely having a presence on the various digital platforms is a positive step, but the study also takes into account how well the brands, advertisers and audience are leveraged and engaged across the platforms. One finding, for example, notes that publishers and advertisers have yet to fully take advantage of mobile. According to the study, 80 percent of digital editions feature ads that link to external sites, only 17 percent of ads differ from their print counterparts. Pinterest has commanded the highest launch rate for brands since last year’s report. In 2011, there were 3 brands that counted the social platform as one of the top eight referral sources. This year, that metric has jumped to 30 brands. Meanwhile, Facebook is being underleveraged for engagement, the report concludes. While the Facebook audience for brands tends to be the largest among the platforms, engagement tactics such as fan postings, polling, contests and interactive apps are lagging. Tellingly, with all the talk and activity around integrated marketing, few brands appear to be truly executing on it, says the report. While factors not necessarily in the control of publishers may be at play here, the report does note that only 15 percent of brands are extending advertising programs across two or more digital platforms. Less than half of them promote an advertiser on any digital property beyond the website or tablet edition. “In sum, magazines are failing to deliver on a primary ask of their advertisers—integrated digital campaigns,” concludes L2 founder Scott Galloway. While Wired was the only brand out of the 80 to receive a Genius-level ranking, other rankings in the study are Gifted, Average, Challenged and Feeble, which included 28, 36, 11 and 4 brands respectively. For more on the study, click here.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday March 18 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, March 18, 2019:#1) Wilmington Special Education PAC MeetingThe Wilmington Special Education PAC (SEPAC) meets at 6:30pm in the High School Library. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Little Movers At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting Little Movers. Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2. Register HERE.#3) Wilmington Job Networkers MeetingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting its weekly Job Networkers Meeting at 10am. In Interviewing Fundamentals 1.0, you learned the dos and don’ts of the job interview. Now, put those skills to work in this low count, high impact session! What’s a good interview?  What’s a poor interview? What are the signs that an interview went well? Through video clips, mock interviews, and in-class feedback, we will examine what it takes to be successful in your next job interview! (2 Hours). Register HERE.#4) Girls Who Code At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting its latest Girls Who Code session at 6pm. Learn to code and change the world! Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to educate, inspire, and equip middle & high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. Wilmington is proud to offer a local chapter of this national organization founded with the mission to close the gender gap in the technology field. Grades 6-12. Please contact Technology Librarian Brad McKenna at BMcKenna@Wilmlibrary.org to register.#5) Revive Civility: The Importance Of Being CivilThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting its latest Revive Civility program at 7pm. Watch a 48 minute online lecture given by McGill University Professor John A. Hall as he explores the nature and advantages of civility throughout history and in our world today. The aim is to expand our understanding of civility as related to larger social forces—including revolution, imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, and war—and the ways that such elements limit the potential for civility. Combining wide-ranging historical and comparative evidence with social and moral theory, Hall examines how the nature of civility has fluctuated in the last three centuries, how it became lost, and how it was re-established in the second half of the twentieth century following the two world wars. He also considers why civility is currently breaking down and what can be done to mitigate this threat.  Facilitator Keith West will lead a discussion after the online lecture. The discussion will explore how these concepts effect our daily lives, and what actions we can take as individuals.  We’ll identify and grapple with different experiences and perspectives and reinforce the idea that disagreement need not lead to disrespect. Register HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 29, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, June 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

ZP valedictory session held

first_imgVikarabad: The valedictory session of the old Rangareddy Zilla Parishad was organised, here on Wednesday. The meeting was conducted under the leadership of former ZP Chairperson of old Rangareddy and present Chairperson of Vikarabad Sunitha Mahender Reddy. District co-option member Mahamud Ali, ZPTCs and MPTCs were present.last_img