Duff McKagan And Stone Temple Pilots Join MusiCares Event

first_imgDuff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded, Velvet Revolver) and Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz are the latest performers announced for the ninth annual MusiCares Map Fund benefit concert, taking place May 30 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.They join previously announced performers Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) with surprise guests; Tony Alva and his band Chicken Noodle Project featuring Ray Barbee and Matt Rainwater; Early Morning Rebel featuring vocalist Nathan James, guitarist Dustin Bath and drummer Joshua Mervin; rock musician/songwriter Ida Maria with drummer Dave Krusen, bassist Jenni Tarma and guitarist Stefan Tornby; and GRAMMY-winning musician and songwriter Slash. Artist Mix Master Mike will DJ and comedian Andy Dick will make a special appearance.Bennington, lead vocalist of two-time GRAMMY-winning band Linkin Park, will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist and producer of Linkin Park, for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to the addiction recovery process. Alva, legendary skateboarder, surfer, musician, and original member of the skateboarding team Dogtown Z-Boys, will be presented with the MusiCares From the Heart Award by Anthony Kiedis, lead vocalist of multi-GRAMMY-winning band Red Hot Chili Peppers, for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.For MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert dinner and concert ticket information, contact Wynnie Wynne 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. General admission seats are available via AXS.last_img read more

Migiro calls for greater investment to prevent maternal deaths

18 October 2007With one woman dying every single minute from complications during pregnancy or childbirth, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today urged greater investment to improve women’s health, including reducing maternal deaths. “Now, it is time for the world to deliver for women. It is time to increase investment in women’s health and well-being,” Ms. Migiro said at the opening of Women Deliver, a three-day global conference taking place in London aimed at reducing maternal deaths. “This is not only an imperative in its own right; it is also a prerequisite if entire nations are to lift themselves out of poverty,” she told the gathering of over 1,500 decision-makers, experts, celebrities, women’s rights activists and representatives of non-governmental organizations. Earlier this week, several UN agencies warned that the number of women who die in pregnancy and childbirth is not declining fast enough to achieve the global target of reducing maternal deaths by three quarters by 2015, also known as Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5. Attaining that target will require an annual decline of 5.5 per cent in maternal mortality ratios between 1990 and 2015. But the current annual decline is less than 1 per cent, according to figures released by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank. Ms. Migiro noted that only small gains have been made in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where the majority of maternal deaths occur. In addition, of all health indicators, maternal mortality shows the largest gap between rich and poor, both within and among countries. Estimates show that a woman in a developed country faces a risk of 1 in 7,300 of dying during pregnancy or childbirth. The risk is 1 in 75 for a woman in a developing country. In Africa, it is 1 in 26. “We know that we will not make poverty history until we end maternal mortality. And we know what works and what needs to be done,” she stated, urging that sexual and reproductive health be made a priority. Meanwhile, UNFPA has received a pledge of £100 million over five years from the United Kingdom towards promoting safe childbirth and reproductive health. Welcoming today’s announcement, made at the Women Deliver conference, UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid said the funds will enable the agency to dramatically reduce the number of maternal deaths and unwanted pregnancies around the world. read more

Assembly President and Cuban leaders discuss SouthSouth cooperation

29 June 2010Boosting so-called South-South cooperation, or collaboration among developing countries, topped discussions between General Assembly President Ali Treki and senior Cuban officials as the head of the 192-member body today wrapped up a three-day visit to the Caribbean island nation. During the visit, Mr. Treki and José Ramón Machado Ventura, Cuba’s First Vice-President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers, also discussed the importance of dialogue and collaboration in addressing bilateral issues.The Vice-President expressed Cuba’s support for Mr. Treki’s work, according to a statement released today, especially regarding the need to strengthen the role and authority of the General Assembly. The situation in the Middle East and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) amid a global financial downturn were raised in a meeting with Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs. A high-level summit will be held in September in New York on plans to accelerate efforts to achieve the eight development goals before the 2015 deadline.Mr. Treki also met with other senior officials, including the President of the National Assembly Ricardo Alarcon, and the Minister for Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca.Mr. Treki heads today to Ecuador, to continue his multi-country visit to Latin America and the Caribbean. He has already visited Venezuela. read more

UNbacked efforts to upgrade nuclear safety move ahead with Serbian cleanup

The contract, one of the biggest involving the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical cooperation programme, provides for a Russian consortium and Serbia to start the work to prepare about 8,000 old fuel elements for shipping casks at the closed reactor at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences. Another contract of nearly $5.5 million is being negotiated to cover transport and related tasks.Four years ago, the United States and Russia joined with Serbia, the IAEA and other partners to remove nearly 50 kilograms of high-enriched uranium, the kind classed as weapons-grade, from the Institute. The Vinca project is part of IAEA-supported efforts involving over 50 countries that collectively house some 350 research reactors, including shutdown facilities, that were once supplied and fuelled mainly by the US and Russia. The IAEA is involved in various initiatives to minimize the reliance on highly enriched uranium and encourage the return of spent fuel to the country of origin. The latest operation is no quick or easy job as the fuel contains uranium enriched to varying levels and a good part of it is degrading, making it more dangerous to handle, IAEA said in a news release today.“The fuel is highly radioactive, it´s leaking, so everything will have to be done remotely,” using special tools designed for remote control, IAEA special programme manager for Vinca Michael Durst said. Once repackaged, the fuel will be put into heavily shielded shipping containers that are specifically licensed for international transport.“The sooner we get this done, the better for everyone,” he said, estimating that about 30 per cent of the fuel could be contaminating the pool where it is stored underwater. Over the coming months, the IAEA is planning a series of donor conferences to solicit additional funding for the work ahead at Vinca. Initial funding has been provided by the US Department of Energy and the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a private US based non-governmental firm, owned and operated by the Ted Turner Cooperation. read more

Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops

Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops by The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2016 3:07 am MDT Last Updated May 6, 2016 at 3:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HONG KONG – Gucci and its parent company apologized Friday after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand’s luxury products.The brand and its Paris-based owner, Kering, also said in a statement that they regretted any misunderstanding caused by the letters, which were sent to six shops last month.After meeting with the shop owners, “Kering and Gucci would like to reiterate their utmost respect with regards to the funeral context,” the statement said.In Hong Kong and some other parts of Asia, people burn paper offerings at funerals and during grave-sweeping festivals for deceased relatives to “use” in the afterlife.Specialty shops near funeral parlours sell a diverse array of paper offerings, including bundles of “hell money,” mansions, iPhones, cars, cigarettes and designer handbags, cans of beer and soda, mahjong tables and dogs and cats.The letters, which were sent as part of the companies’ global intellectual property protection efforts, did not suggest legal action or compensation because they did not believe the shop owners intended to infringe on the Gucci trademark, the statement said.Gucci operates 11 boutiques in Hong Kong and is one of the brands most coveted by shoppers, including many visiting from mainland China, where luxury goods are more expensive because of higher taxes. read more

Conservative Party conference app flaw discloses MPs personal details

The Conservative Party faces a ­potential fine of up to £2m after its software for conference delegates exposed the personal details of thousands of MPs and attendees, including Cabinet ­ministers. As the Prime Minister arrived in ­Birmingham for the annual conference last night, her party headquarters was scrambling to lock down a function on its mobile phone application that ­allowed anyone to log in as an MP or a speaker, exposing their private contact details. Last night ministers and senior MPs reacted with fury after the blunder was revealed on social media, where ­images posted on Twitter showed ­users logging in as Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, among other senior figures. …–– ADVERTISEMENT ––

Govt moving to regularise sweepercleaners employment …better working conditions remuneration

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSchool cleaners protest salary cut for July/August holidaysAugust 9, 2017In “latest news”No Govt policy in place to ban females working night shift- HarmonSeptember 7, 2017In “Business”New Diamond/Grove Primary School cleaners not paid for 3 monthsNovember 15, 2018In “latest news” Sweeper/cleaners can expect better working conditions and remuneration, as the Government is moving to regularise their employment as Public Servants. This was announced by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during his post-Cabinet press briefing, on Thursday, the Department of Public Information has reported.Sweeper/cleaners are a category of workers employed by the Ministry of Education to maintain a clean and healthy environment in public schools.Minister Harmon explained that this decision was taken following recommendations made by the Ministry of Social Protection to standardise the employment of Sweeper/Cleaners within the public sector, DPI said.The Government has agreed that the Ministry of Education’s proposal in its 2018 budget presentation to the Finance Ministry, will be used as a reference for the other agencies.The Ministries of the Presidency and Social Protection will carefully review the issues relating to the Sweeper/Cleaners, Minister Harmon said.According to DPI, the Minister expressed optimism that the intervention will bring an end to the situation with the sweeper/cleaners. read more

Well Leave It There So Schmidts new deal Ballon dOr shortlist named

first_imgLeicester City duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez are among the 30 players named on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been charged by England’s Football Association for his elbow on Bournemouth’s Harry Arter on Saturday.Former Ireland defence coach Mike Ford has been named as Toulon’s new head coach following the club’s decision to sack Diego Dominguez.Portuguese sensation Renato Sanches has beaten England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to the European Golden Boy award.The Best Thing We SharedThe Republic of Telly takes a closer look at the Irish football fans who have struggled to re-adapt to society since the Euros. Source: RTÉ Republic of Comedy/YouTubeOn The RecordThat was his biggest frustration: that he believed so much in the players and he knew what they can do and what they’re capable of, but sometimes they were not believing in themselves. By Alan Waldron 15,702 Views No Comments Monday 24 Oct 2016, 8:00 PM Oct 24th 2016, 8:00 PM Templeogue’s Lorcan Murphy puts down tasty reverse dunk against UCCRepublic of Telly examines how Ireland fans have struggled to deal with life post-Euro 2016 Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus explains that the late Anthony Foley would have been immensely proud of the way the province played against Glasgow on Saturday.Where we were todayFintan O’Toole was at a press conference at Parnell Park today ahead of Saturday’s Dublin SHC final between reigning champions Cuala and Kilmacud Crokes. Ryan O’Dwyer (left) of Kilmacud Crokes and Cuala’s Mark Schutte. Source: Piaras Ó Mídheach/SPORTSFILEThe Fixture ListThere are five games in the fourth round of the EFL Cup tomorrow night: Arsenal v Reading, Bristol City v Hull, Leeds v Norwich, Liverpool v Tottenham (live SS1) and Newcastle v Preston. All of those games kick off at 7.45pm.Closer to home, recently-crowned SSE Airtricity Premier Division champions Dundalk travel to St Pat’s (7.45pm).In the NFL, the Denver Broncos are at the Houston Texans from 1.15am.Showbiz, Baby!Templeogue BC’s Lorcan Murphy showed some serious skills in executing this tasty reverse dunk in the Hula Hoops National Basketball Cup against UCC Demons last weekend. Source: Templeogue Basketball Club/YouTube https://the42.ie/3044216 center_img Add us: the42.ie Share3 Tweet Email We’ll Leave It There So: Schmidt’s new deal, Ballon d’Or shortlist named and today’s sport Elsewhere, Padraig Harrington surges up world rankings, Daniel Goulding announces his inter-county retirement and Mike Ford lands one of European rugby’s top jobs. Home Ulster GAA’s proposed designs for Casement Park. Source: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHOIreland head coach Joe Schmidt has signed a new deal that will see him keep the reins until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.Pádraig Harrington has surged up 62 spots in the world rankings, moving to 97th, on the back of his win at the Portugal Masters.Cork All-Ireland football winner Daniel Goulding has announced his retirement from the inter-county game at the age of 30.Ulster GAA has revealed new plans for the €86m redevelopment of Casement Park which would see the ground’s capacity increase to 34,500.Katie Taylor has dismissed reports that she has returned to train in Bray Boxing Club under the stewardship of her father Pete.Away Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. Source: Nigel French The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

Apple Gave AI Researchers Sneak Peek at Autonomous Driving

first_imgStay on target iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week While the rest of the world boasts about its autonomous vehicle advancements, Apple remains tight-lipped regarding plans for a branded self-driving car.Ruslan Salakhutdinov, however, let a few details slip during a private workshop on Friday.Speaking to a group of researchers, Apple’s director of AI discussed several projects related to automated driving—specifically, the use of camera and sensor data to carry out various tasks.According to Wired, Salakhutdinov highlighted information from a previously disclosed project, which trained software to detect pedestrians and cyclists using a 3D surveying method known as LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging).Other programs include: software that identifies objects on the road using vehicle-mounted cameras; using real-time footage to track the car’s position (known as SLAM—simultaneous localization and mapping); and creating 3D maps featuring traffic lights and road markings.Reports of an Apple car have been kicking around for some time: From securing auto-themed domain names to poaching Tesla execs, it’s clear the company is at least exploring the idea.In April, the California Department of Motor Vehicles issued Cupertino an autonomous vehicle test permit for three 2015 Lexus RX450h cars (the same as Google) and six drivers.The firm isn’t putting all of its eggs into the self-driving-car basket, though. CEO Tim Cook over the summer clarified that Cupertino is focused on “autonomous systems”—a more generalized issue, which just happens to also cover self-driving cars.He remained mum, however, on future projects, saying only that autonomy is “a core technology that we view as very important.”Continued progress from rivals like Google has forced Apple out of its shell of secrecy, offering insights into its artificial intelligence and, more recently, machine learning enterprises. Check out the new Machine Learning Journal for (semi) regular updates on the company’s AI projects (like iPhone X face detection).last_img read more

Watch These Movies Before Dont Let Go

first_imgStay on target FrequencyDon’t Let Go is about a detective uncle who talks to his dead niece on the phone in the past to change the future and stop her murder. Frequency is a movie about a father who talks to his son from the future over the radio to prevent all sorts of murders in their shifting timeline.Get OutEver since Blumhouse won an Oscar for Jordan Peele’s debut masterpiece Get Out, the schlockmeisters love to point out that pedigree whenever they have another horror movie about Black people to promote. Opportunistic or not, that doesn’t take away from how great Get Out is.MaAnother Blumhouse Black horror movie, Ma tries to subvert the mammy stereotype by having Octavia Spencer play an unhinged Black woman who takes an unsettling interest in befriending white teenagers. It comes from Tate Taylor, who upheld some disappointing mammy stereotypes along with Spencer in The Help. So Ma ended up being as confused as those dueling interests suggest.SelmaBeing asked to play Martin Luther King Jr. has got to be pretty daunting. But David Oyelowo pulls it off beautifully in Selma, not impersonating the man (they can’t even use his speeches) but by embodying his soul. It’s also just a great movie. Instead of going the hagiography biopic route, the movie shows the actual nitty gritty radical local politics needed to pull off something like the Civil Rights Movement.The Twilight Zone: ReplayI was kind of disappointed by most of the new Twilight Zone. And even its best episode, Replay, botches the landing by being overly melodramatic. Still, this story of a desperate Black mother constantly going back in time to save her son from a murderous white cop is the closest the show gets to something host Jordan Peele would write.FallenFallen is a movie where Denzel Washington is a detective who fights a demon serial killer hopping between host bodies. Sure!The First PurgeKudos to Blumhouse for continuing to take the premise of the Purge franchise to its logical political conclusions. The Purge is a night where all crime is legal in an effort to “purge” society’s dark impulses, but of course it’s all just a scam by right-wing white elites to slaughter minority underclasses. The First Purge is the cathartic Black revenge fantasy against the system we all need right now. It’s the end of August. Summer blockbusters are basically over. Awards season hasn’t yet begun. Studios are just dumping whatever they’ve got to fill up theaters. But that doesn’t mean it’s all bad. Don’t Let Go from Blumhouse is a movie I literally hadn’t heard of until like four days ago. But it’s got David Oyelowo, Bryan Tyree Henry, Alfred Molina, and the little girl from A Wrinkle In Time so how bad can it be?Watch these movies before Don’t Let Go.center_img Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ last_img read more

2 killed in Seattle after man attacks

first_imgSEATTLE — A man opened fire on motorists in a Seattle neighborhood in what authorities are calling a “random” attack that left two dead and two injured Wednesday afternoon.One man was fatally shot and another killed in an automobile crash, authorities said. Two other people were shot but survived, including the driver of a Metro bus.“We believe it’s a random, senseless act,” Deputy Police Chief Marc Garth Green told reporters. “We’re outraged at what this suspect did.”The chaotic scene unfolded in north Seattle just after 4 p.m. Police said that a man approached a 56-year-old female driver in the street and shot her.He then walked on and fired shots at a Metro bus, striking the driver, who was able to turn the vehicle around and drive away, authorities said.last_img

Neville predicts a few Man Utd players exits in the summer

first_imgGary Neville has shared he believes Manchester United will lose some players in the summer due to their poor performance lately and the Brighton and Hove Albion defeat might have been the last straw.Mourinho saw his team almost blow up their chances of finishing in the second place in the Premier League this season as they lost 1-0 to Brighton and Hove, even though they are still in the second place in the standings, trailing only after Manchester City.“My view is that ultimately he [Mourinho] doesn’t like some of those players. He’s had enough of them and they are going to go. That’s what I drew from it,” Neville has shared, according to the Sport Review.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“They were absolutely terrible tonight. They’ve played badly at times this season, but won and shown some spirit, but this was not good enough.”“Alright, it’s the end of the season, it’s a game against Brighton and they’ve probably already got second place but they are wearing a Manchester United shirt and the standards have to be a lot higher than that.”“Jose Mourinho looked tonight like he’d lost faith in some of those players,” Neville went on to add.last_img read more

Anchorage Assemblywoman savors White House embrace

first_imgElvi Gray-Jackson hugs First Lady. Photo:White HouseThe Municipality of Anchorage was honored at a White House ceremony today, as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, combating childhood obesity. Anchorage was one of 63 communities nationwide that met goals, like posting a healthy food guide at city buildings with food service, and offering school meal programs. But for one Anchorage Assemblywoman, the White House honor was up-close and personal.Download AudioIt’s almost like the White House has a crush on Alaska. First, President Barack Obama visits and gushes in social media about what a great time he had. Then, of the dozens of cities honored in the Let’s Move event at the White House, the person organizers chose to introduce the First Lady? Anchorage Assemblywoman and Vice Chair Elvi Gray-Jackson.“I’m not only honored to be here, but I’m absolutely thrilled,” Gray-Jackson said, in a three minute speech to about 150 attendees. She called Mrs. Obama an inspiration, and a “fierce and relentless advocate” for children.“It is my great honor and privilege to present to you, First Lady Michelle Obama!” Gray-Jackson said, as Obama walked on stage and gave her a hug.The first lady thanked Gray-Jackson by name, and then, Mrs. Obama essentially spread some love to the whole 49th state.“And thank you for hosting my husband. He has talked about his visit endlessly,” she said. She stressed the “endless” part, drawing laughter.  “He says we’re going back, so I hope that me and the girls will come and visit.  I hope so.”Gray-Jackson was already overjoyed.“It was so awesome. It was so awesome. I just admire that woman,” the Assemblywoman said.She said she hated to miss an Anchorage Assembly meeting to travel to the White House, but it was  worth it. She and the First Lady had about 10 minutes together backstage.“She’s got charisma. She is unique,” Gray-Jackson said. Both women are about six feet tall, and, as it happens, both wore sleeveless ensembles to the event. “I’ve got pretty nice looking arms, too. And we’re both just about the same height. And she looks at me and she says, ‘Look at your arms!’ And we did an arm pose!”Gray-Jackson says she doesn’t know why she was chosen to give the intro. But she says if the Obamas do take an Alaska vacation, she’s already offered to show them around.last_img read more

Dhaka now finds Tripura unsuitable for power import

first_imgBangladesh wants to import 340 MW electricity from other part of India instead of previously proposed Tripura as its transmission system is said to be weak. “We’ve discussed such a proposal at a meeting of the joint steering committee on Bangladesh-India Power Sector Cooperation. Both sides agreed to study the technical aspects of the proposal,” said Bangladesh power secretary Ahmad Kaikaus while briefing reporters about the outcome of the meeting. Kaikaus led the Bangladesh team at the meeting held at a city hotel. Currently, Bangladesh is importing 1,160 MW of electricity from India of which 1,000 MW is coming from West Bengal through Bhreramara substation while 160 MW from Tripura through Cumilla. The proposed 340 MW is an addition to this current cross-border electricity trade between Dhaka and New Delhi. The 17th meeting of the joint steering committee concluded here with discussing various issues relating to power sector cooperation between the two neighbouring nations. India’s power secretary Indian Subhash Chandra Garg, who led his country at the meeting, said both sides are happy with the progress in the power sector cooperation and agreed to continue the cooperation. Kaikaus said the proposed import of 340 MW is in addition to the existing supply and Bangladesh finds the proposed 340 MW import technically and financially unviable as the transmission system from Tripura is “weak”. He said Bangladesh now has available electricity in Cumilla region which is being generated from gas-fired plants at a lower cost. “So, we’ll prefer the proposed 340 MW to be imported for regions like Rangpur, Dinajpur and Thakurgaon where there is power shortage and liquid fuel is used to generate electricity at higher cost,” he said. Kaikaus said Bangladesh also wants to export electricity during its off-peak season of winter to Indian market if it finds any suitable buyer as there is no bar on export or import of electricity to or from India as Indian regulatory authority allows such trade. He also said Bangladesh-India’s joint venture Rampal power project has so far made 40 percent progress and its construction will be completed within a few months of targeted time frame.last_img read more

Ringcellphone concept combines style and basic functions

first_img Citation: Ring-cellphone concept combines style and basic functions (2008, October 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-ring-cellphone-concept-combines-style-basic.html Even though it’s one of the tiniest cell phones you’ve probably ever seen, it would be difficult to lose this one. As its name implies, the “ring-cellphone” is worn on the finger, and includes all the components of a functional cell phone. This ring-cellphone concept, designed by industrial designer Tao Ma of Nanjing, China, incorporates fashionable design with technology. The stylish ring is designed to be worn by both men and women on either hand, and features a small round screen that looks like a gem.The device offers only the most basic communication functions of making or receiving a call. When answering the phone, users draw out a mini-microphone to talk into, and hold it close to their ear to listen. The ring also has tiny buttons, and Tao Ma explains that its operation is simple (though it´s difficult to tell if the phone includes a full number pad or if it uses another dialing scheme). The ring-cellphone can also be charged on a sleek, vase-like charging base. Tao Ma is previously known in the world of “fashion-tech” as the designer of the Bracelet Phone and the Quartz Tele Concept. He also won the 2004 Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone Design Competition, a contest geared open to participants from universities and colleges in China.Concept page: Coroflotvia: InventorSpot.com With the ring-cellphone concept, users draw out a mini-microphone and hold the ring close to their ear to talk. Credit: Tao Ma. 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.last_img read more

Beautiful home for sale or rent in Escazú reduced from 11 million

first_imgSee this and other listings in the new Tico Times Real Estate section here. Facebook Comments https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-14.jpg info heading info content https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-12.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-6.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-3.jpg Province: San JoséCantón: EscazúBedrooms: 3.5 with additional bedroom/officeBathrooms: 3.5Lot: SJ-052284-1983 880.52 M2Construction Area: 544 M2PROPERTY FEATURES:Custom, unique house in Escazú.Newly refurbished and painted.Within 1 mile of U.S. Embassy Residence and numerous shopping centers.Loft TV/music room.Beautiful living room with floor to ceiling windows, fireplace, and 3-story ceiling.3 split levels.Additional TV room, spacious kitchen and internal green areas.Installed satellite, cable, Internet and 4 landlines.Fully established front and back yards.Brand new washer, dryer and refrigerator.Two-car carport with room for two additional cars within the electric gate.Back stone-floored covered patio.SECURITY:Gated community with roving guard service.Steel reinforced external doors.Electric fences.External motion sensors and alarm system.CCTV external camera monitoring system.Safe neighborhood.RENTAL OPTIONS:Available immediately.Armed guard walk-through every half hour evenings and weekends.Gardening service.Cleaning service.English-speaking landlord lives next door with staff for maintenance needs. Next Imagecenter_img https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-9.jpg COD: 1016Email: realestate@ticotimes.netPhone: + (506)2258-1558 Reduced from $1,100,000 to $750,000 https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-11.jpg Previous Image https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-10.jpg Related posts:Incredible Park View at Metropolitan Tower in La Sabana, For Rent or Sale Townhouse Located on Beautiful Golf Course, Cariari, For Sale Elegant Modern Home in Palmares, For Sale Beautiful home for sale or rent in Escazú, reduced from $1.1 million to $750,000last_img read more

Art lovers this is for you Plaza Itskatzú August 24 – 27

first_imgSoak up the art! More than 250 artworks by Costa Rican artists will be exhibited in Gallery 11-12 in Plaza Itskatzú from August 24 – 27.Gallery 11-12’s goal is to exhibit more than 250 artworks by over 40 great national artists that have marked a milestone in the art history of Costa Rica.The name of the artfair is Feria de Arte Maestros Costarricenses  and it will summarize more than one hundred years of Costa Rican art history.“We seek to give amplitude and follow-up to an activity that began in 1986 and since then has aimed at the dissemination of art as part of national identity through history,” said Mario Matarrita, director of the 11- 12.During the fair visitors will be able to encounter historical masters such as Emilio Span, Enrique Echandi, Manuel de la Cruz González, Fausto Pacheco, César Valverde, Margarita Bertheau, and Jorge Gallardo, among others.You can also enjoy the works of contemporary masters such as Rafa Fernández, Fernando Carballo, Guillermo Porras, Leonel González, Jorge Tamayo and Alejandro Villalobos.The fair will feature a few emerging painters such as Enrique Delacalle, Daniela Vargas, Carolina Guillermet and M. Lerman. In addition you will be able to admire the art by sculptors like Manuel Vargas, Miguel Angel Brenes, Donald Jiménez, Néstor Zeledón Guzmán, José Sancho, Mario Parra and Domingo Ramos.The exhibition celebrates its fourth edition in Plaza Itskatzú and is a totally free event for all. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

The Markets Where Homes are Most Valuable May Surprise You

first_imgThe Markets Where Homes are Most Valuable May Surprise You in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Share Home prices continue to rise, with a 9-percent increase year-over-year on average, according to Pro Teck Valuation Services.Releasing its Home Value Forecast in March, the real-estate firm tracked home selling prices from February 2015 to February this year.Of more than 200 core-based statistical areas (CBSAs), Pro Teck rated just less than a third on average as “hot” or “strong”—a marked improvement on the 14 percent that received the same ratings last year.The firm highlighted 10 CBSAs for their growth in home sales prices year-over-year. Five areas saw enough improvement in their prices to receive “strong” ratings, with one considered “good” and four others “soft.”Those rated strong include Cape Coral-Fort Meyers, in Florida; Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, across the Carolinas; Durham-Chapel Hill, in North Carolina; San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, in California; and Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, in Tennessee.Those areas which Pro Teck rated soft: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville and Port St. Lucie, in Florida; Salem, Oregon; and Mobile, Alabama.Florida’s Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island was the lone area rated good by comparison.With 2,494 sales, Cape Coral-Fort Meyers realized just less than a quarter of growth in prices year-over-year—the highest of any of the CBSAs. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin saw a little less than 15 percent of growth in the same numbers with more than 5,000 sales.With just 720 sales, by contrast, Mobile’s home prices observed a little more than 13 percent in increases.“While we call the above our bottom ten, they are much healthier than the bottom ten from last year,” Pro Teck CEO Tom O’Grady said in a statement.Why the strong numbers? The firm chalked it up in part to historically low interest rates that keep the home price market favorable.The Federal Reserve continue to allow federal interest rates to hover between .25 percent and .50 percent, with muted expectations for any further hikes since December, according to the Huffington Post.center_img Home Sales Prices Home Value Forecast Pro Teck 2016-03-23 Seth Welborn March 23, 2016 495 Views last_img read more

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first_img This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Vera Farmiga, left, and Millie Bobby Brown in a scene from “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” (Daniel McFadden/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2019 7:09 am PDT ‘Godzilla’ brings Millie Bobby Brown to a new monster fight WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Millie Bobby Brown may use brute force against demon monsters in “Stranger Things,” but the teenage actress relies more on intelligence to outsmart the 500-foot-tall behemoths in the new Godzilla film.Brown plays Madison Russell, the quick-witted 14-year-old daughter of two divorced scientists who are each thrust in the middle of an epic earth-shattering battle in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”“The characters are completely different. One’s got superpowers, and one doesn’t,” said Brown, who portrays the mysterious Eleven, who wields telekinetic superpowers in the Netflix sci-fi series “Stranger Things.”“I’ve never played a daughter before, so that was actually really quite different,” she said. “Usually I’m like adopted or like an orphan or something like that. I’ve never had a good upbringing in a project I’ve done.”The film, out Friday, is the first starring film role for the British actress.Vera Farmiga, who plays Madison’s mother Dr. Emma Russell, called Brown a professional who made the jump from TV to the big screen in a “confident stride.”“She’s an old pro at it,” Farmiga said of the 15-year-old Brown. “She’s a student. If she wasn’t on screen, she was at the screen like looking at the different ratios of film and studying everything. She’s a quick study.”“Godzilla: King of Monsters” is a follow up to 2014’s “Godzilla” reboot and the 35th film in the franchise that began in 1954. The sequel highlights the battle between Godzilla and other monstrous creatures called the titans including Rodan, Mothra and his three-headed nemesis King Ghidorah.Brown said director Michael Dougherty helped her evolve in scenes where her character had to grow from being “pretty simple” to become “complicated.” The young actress will also star in the sequel “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which recently wrapped up filming and is expected to release next year.The films are part of Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse featuring Godzilla and King Kong, which underwent his own big screen makeover in 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island.”Brown said the new Godzilla film is a culmination of the cinematic legacy of the radiation-spewing reptilian monster, who she jokingly called “a bit of a diva. Hard to work with occasionally, but all right.”O’Shea Jackson Jr., who plays a military officer, said as a child he would park in front of the television and watch Godzilla movies with his father, rapper Ice Cube, and brother and uncle.“I was born to play in this film,” he said giddily during a recent interview. “I never thought in my wildest dreams, except for playing as a little kid knocking down Legos with Godzilla.”Brown said the new Godzilla is suited for fans like Jackson.“Imagine all the others that like, teenage boys have created in their bedroom with Legos, you know? So for me, it’s part of a love story with all of these incredible movies and these die-hard fans that literally come here, not to see any of us, but to see that monster. I think it’s so powerful,” she said at the film’s premiere.Dougherty said the new film is sort of a passion project because he’s been a fan of the Godzilla story since he was a child. He praised film production company Toho for originally creating Godzilla and pioneering the “concept of a cinematic universe.“I grew up with the guy. I feel like I’ve been best friends with Godzilla since I was old enough to walk,” said Dougherty, who also co-wrote the film. “I used to draw Godzilla in my Bible in Catholic school. Much to the chagrin of the nuns. He was sort of my spirit animal growing up in the weirdest way.”“Godzilla: King of Monsters” follows the efforts of the secret crypto-zoological agency Monarch as it faces off against the ancient monsters who were thought to be myths at first, but rise up to once again put humanity in jeopardy. The film touches on overpopulation and the monsters’ impact on climate change through radiation that causes earthquakes, forest fires, hurricanes and tsunamis.Kyle Chandler, who plays Madison’s father, said the monsters’ effect on climate change was “obviously a theme.”Dougherty said he wanted to highlight Godzilla and other monsters as iconic figures. He also felt the need to show compassion toward the main character, who he says is misunderstood.“You know with Godzilla and the other creatures, they have something to tell us if we are willing to listen,” he said. “They’re not just monsters for the sake of having monsters. They’re truly mythic. I really wanted to elevate the creatures in a way and really portray them as sort of these ancient deities. Go biblical with them. I just felt like that would make them resonate a little bit more than just seeing big animals, beating the crap out of each other, really giving them personalities and souls.”___AP Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson contributed to this report in Los Angeles.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MrLandrum31Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Presslast_img read more

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