Flyers needing to win two of next three to wrap up division

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are in control of their own destiny when it comes to how they’ll enter the North Peace Hockey League playoffs next month. With a four point lead on the Spirit River Rangers the Flyers need to win two of their next three games to guarantee themselves first place in the West Division and a bye into the second round.They’ll have a chance to get to work on that tonight when they make the short trip to Dawson Creek to take on the Canucks at 8:30.The Rangers do have a game in hand on Fort St. John, and if the teams were to end up tied in the league standings with the Flyers winning two of their next three Fort St. John would win the league’s second tie-breaker based on the season series with the Rangers.- Advertisement -The first tie-breaker is overall wins. Should the Flyers win another two games before the end of the season the worst possible outcome is a tie in overall wins with the Rangers.If Fort St. John wins tonight they’ll have an opportunity to clinch the division on home ice against the Grimshaw Huskies Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Bulldogs pick up the slack

first_imgArcadia kept chipping away and trailed only 54-50 with 4:37 left, but Dancer hit a pair of free throws and Pinkney banked in a 10-footer to stretch the lead to 58-50. From there, Pasadena hit free throws to close it out and finished 23 of 28 from the line. For Tucker, though, it was Dancer’s night, and his six points early in the first quarter got the Bulldogs going after a slow start. “I can’t say enough about Dancer,” Tucker said. “We told him he had to have a big night and stay aggressive. I think him and Tory Phillips (14 points) took over the points that Kyle would normally make. “And every time we needed a big basket, someone came through. It wasn’t just one person. It wasn’t a great game from my standpoint, but it was a solid game.” In the girls game, Pasadena’s Brittany Spears scored 20 points and Monica Radberry had 12 to lead the Bulldogs to a 69-27 victory over Arcadia. Jonte Newman had 10 points and Amber Mays scored seven points to go with five assists for Pasadena. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But Pasadena had plenty of players step up, and it answered every Apaches run for a 71-59 victory to improve to 15-2 and 2-0 in league. “Sometimes to win games like this without a guy like Kyle sends a big message,” Bulldogs coach Tim Tucker said. “We knew Arcadia (12-7, 0-1) was going to be tough. We practiced playing without Kyle this week, and I thought we came prepared to play.” ARCADIA – Visiting Arcadia High School for Friday’s Pacific League boys basketball game figured to be one of the more difficult road challenges for Pasadena. Reigning Pacific League Most Valuable Player Kyle Austin also couldn’t play because he was serving a mandatory one-game suspension for receiving a double technical in Tuesday’s win over Crescenta Valley, and his absence made the challenge even more difficult for the Bulldogs. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaBulldogs senior Kevin Dancer set the tone in Austin’s absence with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Gary Pinkney scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to hold off the Apaches. “Without Kyle we can still be a great team,” Dancer said. “We don’t have to settle and focus on one player. We’re a great team without Kyle. We’re better with him of course, but we wanted to prove to ourselves that we could get it done with whoever is on the floor.” Arcadia’s Nigel Ajeri had 19 points and Brent Lagace had 18 to lead the Apaches, who jumped out to a 15-10 lead early in the second quarter. But Pasadena’s Trevon Harmon brought the Bulldogs back with a pair of 3-pointers, and the Bulldogs scored 28 points in the quarter to take a 38-25 lead into halftime. Lagace hit a 3-pointer as time expired to end the third quarter and bring the Apaches to within seven, 47-40. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S HELD AT HOME BY LK GAELS

first_imgBingo Continues in Hall on Tues at 8.30 This Tues 3rd June will be a Sterling Bingo .Club lotto Counties drawn WD SO KE MO, 1 matched 3, PJ Bonner Convoy. Jackpot next week e3350Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 on Fri 7.30 and Sun at 10.30 New Players are always welcome Check FB page for updates or changes.Gaelic for Mothers and Others wed at 8.15 New Players welcome. Training for Underage continues on Friday from 6-7.St Mary’s U8 were away to Fanad on Friday well done to all who took part and played so well. Thanks to coaches who looked after them.St Mary’s U 10 have a blitz This Sat Check FB for Details Club Gear orders to Elaine Mc Dermott Order going in on the weekend of 14 June. I will be at the clubhouse on a Fri evening at 7 after the underage training to take orders and payments. To order the Jerseys need a minimum of 6 to order. We only order the Jersey twice a year go get your order in now Contact Elaine on 0860746540Seniors V LK GaelsSt Marys 0-11 LK Gaels 0-11LK Gaels started the brighter of the two teams taking a 4 pt to 0 lead before Peter Blake pointed for St Mary’s .Another 2 points from Peter Blake brings the score to 0-3 to 0-4LK Gaels go in at the break 2 pts up 0-5 to 0-3 The Home side come out the stronger and scores from Peter Blake ,Simon Mc Gylnn and J.A.Kee they go ahead 0-7 to 0-5LK Gaels reply and David Shovlin scores to hold that 2 pt lead . LK Gaels reply and a point by St Marys Jack Blake levels the game at 0-9 each.J.A.Kee points for St Marys 0-10 to 0-9 LK Gaels dig deep and score 2 points to go ahead 0-11to 0-10 but the last kick of the Game Peter Blake levels it up and steals a draw .St Marys: 0-11 LK Gaels 0-11 Scorers: St Marys P.Blake 0-6 J.A.K ee 0-2 D.Shovlin 0-2 J.Blake 0-1Reserve GameSt Marys 1-14 LK Gaels 1-05St Marys continued their winning streak with an early lead over the visitors with scores from O.Quinn,G.Patton ,A.Mc Namee,G.Sweeney and R.Kettle and go in at half time 0-9 to 0-1The home side keep the pressure on the LK Gaels and with P. Mc Glynn finding the back of the net they are well ahead 1-09 to 0-1 .LK Gaels peg back a few points and with scores from E.Kelly M.Ayton St Marys stay well ahead 1-12 to 0-3LK Gael score a Goal but it’s too late in the gameFinal Score St Marys 1-14 to LK Gaels 1-05.Seniors and Reserves at Home on Thurs v Na Rossa and Lifford on Sat check FB for Details .GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S HELD AT HOME BY LK GAELS was last modified: June 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leeds join race to sign former Juventus forward Mbaye Diagne

first_imgThe 26-year-old is already in talks with Leeds’ Championship rivals Hull over a move to England’s second division, but the Elland Road club have entered the race for the 6ft 3ins target man.Born in Dakar, Diagne spent his early career in Italy, impressing for both Brandizzo and Bra and earning a move to Juventus in 2013.He spent his time in Turin predominantly out on loan, before moving to Hungary’s Ujpest in 2015.A year later he headed to the Chinese Super League, before returning to Europe to sign for Kasimpasa this January. He scored 12 goals and created a further two in 17 appearances for the Turkish side, leading to interest from the Championship duo. TOP WORK targets Leeds beat Forest Green Rovers in Bielsa’s first friendly as manager Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on IN DEMAND Leeds United are interested in signing Mbaye Diagne from Kasimpasa this summer, according to reports.Marcelo Bielsa, the Leeds manager, has already brought two new players to Elland Road since he took the reins, signing midfielder Lewis Baker and goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on season-long loan deals from Chelsea. three-way race Latest transfer news REVEALED 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST It has been one of his priorities to improve Leeds’ goal threat, with moves for Matej Vydra, of Derby, and Carpi’s Jerry Mbakogu considered.However, the Whites pulled out of a deal for the latter while talks have stalled for the former, meaning alternative targets are being considered.And, according the Mirror, Leeds are showing an interest in Senegalese forward Diagne, who currently plays for Kasimpasa of Turkey. Getty last_img read more

Fancy treating yourself to a hair and makeup appointment? Check out this new app

first_imgCatriona’s Hair Salon Letterkenny are delighted to announce the launch of their new app!By downloading their new app, it is now much easier to book your next makeup appointment at the North West’s newest Make Up Bar, stocking all your favourites including MAC, Inglot, Giorgio Armani, Morphe, Illamasqua, Blank Canvas, MUD to name a few. Keep on trend with their app as local makeup artists Chrissy Doherty and Kym Parke keep you up to date with the hottest looks.Catriona’s Hair Salon are also taking to Facebook to announce their special offers. Currently their curly blowdry/wash and blow dry with curls with Kym and Chrissy are only €15 on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of November- so if you fancy rocking gorgeous waves this weekend, Kym and Chrissy have you covered.To keep up to date with offers at Catriona’s Hair Salon in Letterkenny and at their sister salon in Glenties, be sure to check out their Facebook page. As a Schwarzkopf and Wella approved salon, they’re also main stockists of GHD and of Moroccan Oil Agent, making Catriona’s Hair Salon your one-stop-shop for all your haircare needs.Catriona’s Hair Salon, River Front House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and they will also be open this Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, with earlier appointments made available on request.With their Christmas Club now open, take the stress out of Christmas shopping by calling in today and to secure an item you think will make the perfect gift! The team will also make up tailor-made hampers.Catriona and all the girls in Letterkenny and Glenties would also like to Wish the Glenswilly Strictly Come Dancing Teams all the best on Sunday 29th October!You can book an appointment through the app, by dropping them a line on Facebook, or by giving them a buzz on 074 9125217.To downlaod the app, see the links below:Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phorest.catrionashairsalon iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/catrionas-hairsalon/id1278329808?mt=8Fancy treating yourself to a hair and makeup appointment? Check out this new app was last modified: October 25th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:catriona’s hair salonletterkenny glentieslast_img read more

Redeveloping Our Neighborhoods: Goodbye Suburbs, Hello NewUrbs

first_img#The other dynamic of change: Under-performing asphalt# Postwar suburban parking lots have leapfrogged and leapfrogged each other to the point of being centers in themselves; they’re not the outskirts anymore. It makes sense to build a parking deck on top of these parking lots, build up and develop Main Streets around them. How do you retrofit a dead mall? The key to retrofitting a dead mall (or big box, or parking lot, or strip mall) is providing the neighborhood with the “Third Place.” Home is the first place; work is the second. The third place is a place to hang out and gather. Great restaurants, parks, lakes, etc. Day-lighting a river helps the river ecology, draws attention to the natural world, and makes space to construct a walking path along it — welcome to the third place. #Some dramatic examples:# Mashpee Commons in Massachusetts has been undergoing retrofits for over 20 years; on top of parking lots, they have built an urban center with shopping, dining and living space. BelMar in Lakewood, Colo. was a mall on a 100 acre super-lot. It is now 22 walkable blocks with public streets, bus lines, and a mix of housing types. This retrofit development includes 1,500 households in an urban atmosphere. #Three reasons why it’s important to retrofit the suburbs:# 1. Climate change — urban dwellers have 1/3 the carbon footprint of suburban dwellers By urbanizing the suburbs, we can dramatically slash our dependence on oil (foreign or otherwise) while cutting our pollution output. 2. Public health — The Centers for Disease Control connects suburbs with sedentary lifestyles, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Kids born this year will have a 1 in 3 chance of developing diabetes, according to CDC. 3. Affordability — Real estate is expensive. When people can’t afford a house in the city, they look in surrounding areas. This “drive till you qualify” model will not work as gas prices shoot through the roof. In the suburbs around Atlanta, people spend 29% of their income on housing and 32% on transportation. If that’s not surprising enough, realize that these are 2005 numbers — before $4/gallon gasoline. #Three challenges for future:# 1. Plan retrofits systemically at the metropolitan scale — where should we re-green, redevelop, and regenerate? 2. Improve architectural design quality — a town common is a great first step, but she shows a picture of an astroturf town common in Silver Spring Maryland which doesn’t really satisfy. 3. Get people to demand this. Astroturf town commons are good for at least one thing: they make people demand actual grass.RELATED CONTENTGreen Homes: Green Neighborhood in North Carolina Blog: Slums of the Future Blog: Starting a Revolution at NeoCon Blog: Green Neighborhoods and Communities #Key suburban retrofit concepts:# 1. Develop pockets of walkability on under-performing sites, such as dying malls and big box stores. 2. Retrofit corridors systematically — convert 4- or 6-lane commercial ‘strips’ into boulevards. 3. Re-Green critical areas: Because densification won’t work everywhere, restoring the local ecology is necessary in some places. Durham-Jones cites an example in Minneapolis where a dead shopping center was restored to wetlands, creating lakefront property, which attracted investment/development and spurred the local economy. #Retrofitting the suburbs is practical for a couple of reasons:# Demographers tell us that in 2000, 2/3 of suburban households didn’t have kids, and they estimate that by 2025, 75% of new households won’t include kids. Why? Because baby boomers and Gen Y are the biggest lumps in the population blob. Gen X members are having kids, but they’re a small slice of the pie. Gen Y members aren’t having them yet and will likely have fewer of them when they do. Gen Y and Boomers both want more urban lifestyles, and most of them can’t afford Manhattan. I stumbled across an interesting TED talk the other day. TED — an acronym for Technology, Entertainment, Design — began as a conference in 1984. The speakers are limited to 18 minutes, so the talks make great background noise as I cook dinner. I’m sure that my kitchen was not intended to be the final venue of these talks — but, hey, that’s what happens when you load all your stuff onto the Web. Anyway, after reading the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Research’s 2009 Remodeling Report and the Urban Land Institute’s Housing in America: the Next Decade , I’ve been watching this topic closely. Both reports discuss the demographic shifts that Ms Durham-Jones explains in her TED Talk. Some highlights of the talk that I scribbled down as I watched it: Retrofitting the suburbs is going to be THE BIG design and development project of the 21st century, says Ellen Durham-Jones, a professor of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dying malls, big box stores, and parking lots all offer retrofit opportunities. These spaces represent some of the least sustainable landscapes in the built environment. We now have an opportunity to retrofit them into more sustainable landscapes. This will benefit local economies as well as local ecosystems. last_img read more

Chill Direct: A Farm System For Video Distribution

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What’s The Competition?Smaller services offering purchasable video and pay-to-view such as VHX and Laffster are growing, while Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video can’t be ignored. Netflix and Hulu stream saleable content and YouTube relies on measly ad sales that reward only huge traffic drivers (see The YouTube Industry Has A Transparency Problem). Norgard called the major players closed platforms, meaning most people aren’t able to get their material into these marketplaces without prior relationships. He says Chill Direct is open to spurring discovery of new talent (the only thing off limits is hardcore sexual content). Just as important, built-in analytics can help creatives take control of their own careers. “To build an actionable marketing plan a creator needs data, pure and simple,” Norgard said. “Studio executives and marketing departments for years have been utilizing costly market research to inform how projects are distributed. Creators will have access to where their audience is coming from, traffic, what’s converting products, who is buying, how many emails they are collecting, and where the audience is located geographically.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting adam popescu Tags:#content#distribution#social video Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… What’s the biggest hurdle to getting people to watch your film or video? Getting it in front of them in the first place. Unfortunately, your options are limited.Chill Direct, a new service from the social-video site Chill, hopes to expand those options and act as a new farm system to get content to TV, theaters and film festivals.If you’re as well-known as rising comic Louis C.K., who has famously parlayed his talent into a successful online special, you can essentially create your own ad-hoc distribution network. Last year, C.K. sold his “Live at the Beacon Theatre” show directly to fans for $5 each. Production costs were a reported $170,000, and the show earned $1.1 million in digital sales. C.K. then resold that content to the FX cable channel, which led to deals with other TV outlets. It was a major coup for the raw comedian and a big shift in thinking about content delivery. Assuming you’re not Louis C.K., you need help from a distributor, preferably one that leaves the bulk of any proceeds in your pocket. Chill Direct is positioning itself to be that kind of distributor.Self-Distribution For Everyone?But is self-distribution even possible for unknowns and aspiring creatives? It is if their content is properly placed in an online storefront with decent traffic – and the creator receives a strong revenue-sharing deal with the provider. At the very least it’s likely to be more lucrative than trying to monetize via pay per clicks ads on YouTube.That’s where Chill Direct comes in. Built around a package of open programming interfaces (APIs), it’s a platform to promote video on a 70/30 price-share basis, “giving creators the ability to distribute video direct to fans,” explained Chill’s co-founder and chief executive, Brian Norgard. The idea is let creatives focus on production, not distribution. A buffet of options include the cost of a site, managing uploads, coding, hosting, email marketing, social and real-time analytics. Plus, creators keep ownership of their content. That means if a third party like HBO wanted to buy thier content, creators aren’t obligated to give Chill a dime. Chill will even take the sold content off its site, as most buyers demand exclusivity. Norgard is confident that leveraging Chill’s 20 million users – plus its $10 million in funding and investors that include Hollywood powerhouse agency William Morris Endeavor – will be the key to helping Chill Direct users get their long-form videos seen. “We’re not starting from scratch. Traffic comes from the existing community, creators promoting their projects and paid media,” he said. Eight projects are on the service right now, two of which are comedy specials; one by Maria Bamford and the other by Ari Shaffir. There’s also the noted YouTube documentary “Please Subscribe.” Norgard wouldn’t comment on how well these projects are selling.Early ReviewsFor filmmakers like Alex Rotaru, the notion of a platform to show and launch his content is very attractive. Rotaru, currently distributing his award-winning documentary film Shakespeare High on the Showtime network, says if Chill Direct works as advertised, it’s the holy grail for independent filmmakers, and a potential new road to festivals and more mainstream screens. “A deep marketing strategy has always been the issue, in my view, with a do-it-yourself model,” Rotaru said. “Because the normal pathways into the studio system or into television are literally so Byzantine, they require all these secret handshakes. The right agent, the right moment, the right festival, the right critic, the right fish for lunch before the screening. It’s really the weakest link of the entire chain, distribution, as far as indie filmmakers.” But LockerGnome founder and prolific YouTuber Chris Pirillo warned that even if it the service can attract exclusive, premium material, the key challenge is convincing viewers to watch. “That’s not always easy for content creators, even the really good ones,” Pirillo said. Yet he acknowledged the value for producers to get paid for their work, an uphill battle in online video. “If this service can make it easier to offer more value to a fan base, it could be a win for content producers.”Another problem is the culture of giving away video, said Drew Baldwin, the founder of Tubefilter. “That’s one of the big challenges here because if there’s an acceptable substitute in terms of entertainment that’s free or ad-supported, it’s going to be very difficult to justify that cost.” But Baldwin added that the rest of the online video world is watching to see if Chill Direct works. “YouTube is in a great position to take advantage of that (model),” he said.  8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Before Beats: A Walk Through Apple’s Digital Music History, 1977 to 2014

first_img2001: iPodThe Power CD, a 1993 Apple digital-music flop, may not make this list, but the iPod certainly earned its place. Released in the relative dark age of 2001, the first iPod offered “1,000 songs in your pocket” and a nascent iTunes, then just a “digital jukebox”.The iPod embodied the kind of gestalt we’ve come to expect from Apple: an exciting, refined device that consumers didn’t even know they needed yet. Apple iPod sales over timeAs it began to capture the market’s attention in 2005, the iPod snowballed into the world’s premier digital-music gadget, cementing Apple’s image as flagbearer of the digital music revolution. With the later introduction of the entry-priced iPod Shuffle, Apple effectively made personal digital-music players available to everyone and anyone.  9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 2004: GarageBandAs the iPod picked up steam into 2004, Apple rolled out GarageBand, a platform for digital-music creation that grew increasingly robust over the years. Now available for iOS as well as OS X, GarageBand was a key step in transforming a growing base of music consumers into creators as well, while also buying some goodwill with existing musicians who wanted to explore digital tools. taylor hatmaker 1991: QuickTimeOriginally introduced in 1991, Apple’s QuickTime Player broke new ground for multimedia computing, which barely existed at the time. In 1994, QuickTime added support for music track playback that transcended existing computer audio quality and only necessitated small (now infinitesimally teensy) data files, like MIDIs, with its own native sound synthesis engine.Over time, QuickTime grew into Apple’s default video playback program, which lives on today. (For instance, you’ll need it to watch Cook’s keynote speech next week at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.) Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 2003: iTunes StoreApple introduced its first version of iTunes, built from its acquisition of early MP3 player SoundJam MP, in 2001. Two years later, with iPod hardware and iTunes as a software framework, Apple could finally introduce its biggest game-changer yet: a digital storefront stocked with 99 cent songs that upended the music industry as we knew it. Tags:#Apple#Apple II#Beats Music#digital music#Dr. Dre#iPad#iPhone#iPod#iTunes#iTunes Store#Jimmy Iovine#PowerCD#QuickTime center_img With the deal confirmed at last, it’s easy to balk at the $3 billion handshake between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. After all, it’s far from clear just what Apple has in mind for the maker of headphones and its digital music-streaming service.See also: Apple Bought Beats Because “Music Is Dying”But Apple, widely credited with accelerating the first digital music revolution, could be poised for another industry shake-up—this one well overdue. After all, music has coursed through the company’s veins for longer than we often remember. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 2010: iPadThe iTunes Store had already steeped the mobile world in apps by the time the first iPad hit, and as the most iconic tablet ever created picked up steam, it gained traction among creative developers and musicians alike. Suddenly major artists like Gorillaz and Bjork were making inventive albums on yet another Apple device we didn’t know we needed.With its larger screen and touch interface, and growing pool of music creation apps, the iPad made a huge impact on casual/indie digital-music creation and even the DJ scene.  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 2014: BeatsApple’s decision to purchase the hardware and digital music brand Beats struck plenty of folks as out of the blue, but it may have been crazy-like-a-fox from the start. The deal brings both Beats Music (the digital streaming app) and Beats Electronics (the hit line of headphones and speakers) into Apple’s fold.Perhaps more important, it brings on board Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, music industry insiders who could shake digital music up once again—this time from the inside out.Header image via anamanzarphotography, other images via Wikimedia Commons 1977: Apple IIBeyond its role in popularizing the personal computer as we know it, the Apple II line foreshadowed Apple’s sonic future. It wasn’t initally promising, though; while third party peripherals expanded its musical repertoire, 1977’s 8-bit Apple II began with only the most rudimentary audio features.By 1986, however, the Apple II had evolved into the 16-bit Apple IIgs (the “gs” stands for “graphics and sound”), a precociously audio-savvy machine featuring a wavetable music synthesizer—a first for personal computing at the time. The Apple IIgs commanded a loyal following all the way through 1992, when the Macintosh line took the Apple II’s baton.Want to rock out to Apple II era MIDIs with a little help from a more modern synthesizer? Well, it’s your lucky day. 2007: iPhoneWhen Apple remixed its hit MP3 player into a smartphone, everything changed. It’s hard to overstate the impact of the iPhone in any realm of consumer technology, and digital music is no exception. The advent of the iPhone meant that we no longer needed to carry around two separate devices, one for calls and one for music and media.By blending the utility of a phone, a digital music player, a pocket-sized computer and later an app platform, the iPhone took the market by storm and expanded its already massive digital music footprint.last_img read more

A timeline of Salman Khan’s blackbuck/chinkara poaching cases

first_imgJanuary 2015: Supreme Court sets aside Rajasthan High Court’s stay on the sentence. November 2013: Rajasthan High Court suspends the five-year sentence given in April 2006. July 2016: Rajasthan High Court acquits Salman Khan in the two chinakara poaching cases. February 2006: He is convicted under the Wildlife Act and given a one-year jail term, for killing two chinkaras at Bhavad village in September 1998. This is overturned after an appeal. June 2006: A local Jodhpur court frams charges against the actors in the third case. The charges were framed against Salman Khan under Section 51 (hunting) of the Wildlife Protection Act and against actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and local resident Dushyant Singh under Section 52 (abetment) of the Act. January 2017: Jodhpur court acquits Khan in the Arms Case, where he was accused of possessing and weapons with an expired licence during the hunt for the endangered chinkaras and blackbuckscenter_img April 2006: A Jodhpur sessions court gives him a five-year-sentence, in the second chinkara case, where he was accused of hunting a blackbuck in Ghoda farms. He spends three days in jail after which he is granted bail. September-October 1998: Salman Khan, along with his co-stars from Hum Saath Saath Hain, are accused of killing blackbucks/chinkaras during the shooting for the film Top Developments April 2018: Jodhpur court convicts Khan in the blackbuck poaching case, acquits the other actors involved April 7, 2018: Salman Khan granted bail in blackbuck poaching case; he was sentenced to five years in jail.last_img read more

RS poll: 2 TRS candidates set to win uncontested

first_imgHyderabad, Jun 1 (PTI) Nomination papers of the two TRS candidates for the biennial election to Rajya Sabha from Telangana have been found to be valid.Senior TRS leaders D Srinivas and V Lakshmikanta Rao yesterday filed their nominations.The nominations of both of them have been found to be valid after scrutiny, a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer said.TRS has the numbers to win both the seats and as there are no other candidates, Srinivas and Lakshmikanta Rao are set to be declared elected uncontested. PTI SJR KRK SMNlast_img