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Flyers host Sr. Canucks, looking to create separation in standings

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers hit the ice tonight as they welcome the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks.The Flyers are coming off an overtime loss in Dawson on the weekend, snapping their undefeated streak and dropping their record to 3-0-1. However, they still hold a three-point lead over the Sr. Canucks for first in the West Division playoff standings with four games remaining. The top-seeded team advances to the NPHL finals to face either Falher or High Prairie in a best-of-seven series.“Dawson is rolling right now,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “We need those two points tonight at home. The guys know how important this game is, so it should be a great game between these two rivals.”- Advertisement -Tonight’s game at the North Peace Arena gets underway at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Ellis uses sport to build a better world

first_imgFormer Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis will feature in the next instalment of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, to be aired on Sunday 27 July at 9pm on SABC2. During her time in the South Africa team Desiree Ellis enjoyed phenomenal success, winning 23 matches, losing seven and drawing two. Ellis is one of the few individuals to have captained a national football team for an entire decade, playing 32 matches and winning 23 of those – a win rate of 72%. (Image: MYPE) • Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 info@brandsouthafrica.com • Boost for South African football coaching • Centre for South Africa’s future football stars • 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums • Soccer City brews up a storm • Soccer Cinema to inspire SAMelissa Jane CookThe atmosphere is electric; the crowds in the stands roar. Women kitted out in football gear watch the ball with eager devotion. The spirit of female footballers is alive and kicking in South Africa. And one woman who has played her part for the nation while mastering the precise art of ball play, is soccer star Desiree Ellis.In the 1990s black women were under-represented in South African soccer, yet Ellis made her international debut with the women’s national team, Banyana Banyana – “the girls, the girls” in isiZulu, to match the men’s team, Bafana Bafana (“the boys, the boys”) – against Swaziland in 1993. She was 30 years old and proved her brilliance by scoring a hat-trick, a feat normally considered a retiring point in professional football. She was made captain of the team, and led Banyana Banyana until her retirement in April 2002.Ellis led the way in raising the profile of women’s football in South Africa. When the country hosted the African Women’s Championship in 2000, she was steadfast at the helm and steered her side to a runners-up finish. Ellis was given recognition for her services to soccer in the same year when she received a Silver Presidential Sports Award. In 2002, she led Banyana Banyana to the Cosafa Cup title.During her time in the South Africa team she enjoyed phenomenal success, winning 23 matches, losing seven and drawing two. Ellis is one of the few individuals to have captained a national football team for an entire decade, playing 32 matches and winning 23 of those – a win rate of 72%.Watch Desiree Ellis talk about her bumpy road to soccer stardomEarly days and inspirationShe said that former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs inspired her football career. “He is an inspiration – his work ethic, discipline and the way he looks after his body.” This gave Ellis the courage to pursue her dream.She went to school in Salt River, Cape Town and lives in Hanover Park, also in the Mother City. She has a brother and two sisters. One sister lives in Australia with her family; the other, Erna, died in 2010. Her father died in 1988, never seeing his star daughter on the Banyana field.She was often on the streets in Salt River, kicking a ball with the boys. It was not long before a career in Banyana Banyana beckoned, and Ellis obliged. “As we all know, there was no money in it in those days. After my first call-up, I was fired from my job and was unemployed for the next three years. I had no income and life was hard,” she said.But she has since reaped the dividends. She was chosen by world football body FIFA, along with other stars such as Kalusha Bwalya, Phil Masinga and Doctor Khumalo, to be an ambassador of the 2010 World Cup. She also coached Spurs Women FC, which has teams in the Absa and Sasol leagues.Special Olympics in MalawiEllis is also an ambassador for the Special Olympics. In Malawi, in February, a unity football match was played in the southern African country, which included Mark Fish and Phil Masinga and Malawian star player Ernest Mtwali. In her role, Ellis is raising the profile of the world’s poorest people who are intellectually disabled. People with disabilities face huge barriers in accessing health care, food and nutrition, education, employment, and social protection, and people with intellectual disabilities suffer the most.Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.The former midfielder now spends her time doing projects for Stars in their Eyes and Soccer4All. Run by former international player and now coach George Dearnaley, the latter is a grass-roots football initiative using former South African international players to coach primary school kids. Ellis also participates in the Sports Heroes Walk Against Aids, founded by Cynthia Tshaka, and is an assistant coach of Banyana and coach at Spurs Women FC, as well as an analyst for SABC Sport.Stars in their Eyes, a non-profit organisation, is a registered legal entity. Ellis is a public figure in South Africa, and has grabbed the challenges of the Stars in their Eyes Foundation with both hands. She has great commitment to the upliftment of her community, and has communicated the plight of her people to the likes of Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton.The foundation is run jointly by Dutch fresh produce company Cool Fresh International and the Western Cape’s department of cultural affairs and sport. Each participating disadvantaged community is twinned with a Dutch football club to give local coaches training in football techniques and life skills, which are then passed on to the youngsters. The foundation combines the joy of football with the alleviation of social problems.last_img read more

Gracia hopeful over Kabaseles return from injury

first_imgWatford manager Javi Gracia insists he’s hopeful Christian Kabasele will be available soon, after revealing the defender didn’t suffer a serious injury.Kabasele was in clear pain after he collided with the goalpost during Watford’s 2-1 home loss to Chelsea, as he slid attempting to stop a Willian effort from entering the goal.The Belgium international was substituted off and taken to the hospital later in the first half after leaving the stadium on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.Confirming he will miss Saturday’s home game against Newcastle United, Javi Gracia said, according to Harrow Times:What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“He’s not training with the team. After the game he didn’t feel well, but now I think he’s only feeling some pain (to his shoulder and back area), but I think he will be ready soon.”However, Gracia did not rule out the possibility of Kabasele being available for next week’s New Year trip to the Vitality stadium to face Bournemouth, but he was optimistic the 27-year-old would available for selection again sooner rather than later.He said: “In this moment I can’t tell you when he will be ready but we now know – because after the game we didn’t know what he had – it’s only pain and I think he will be available for the next games.”last_img read more

Conde Nast Other Publishers Look to Standardize Metrics in Digital Editions

first_imgDigital editions, the oft-dubbed “Wild West” of the publishing world, may be charted in the near future. Many publishers are investing large amounts of time and resources to navigating user behavior in tablet editions of magazines, and this data is being used in a variety of ways. Bonnier announced that an agency they’re working with is going to recognize the mag+ copies they sell as part of their rate base; mag+ is an initiative now under Moving Media, created by Bonnier for publishers to build tablet editions. Along with Hearst, Bonnier is partnering with MediaVest, a full-service media specialist. Hearst and Bonnier will give MediaVest audience demographic info, and MediaVest will in turn recommend clients like Kraft and Walmart to advertise in Bonnier and Hearst owned titles.Publishing giant Conde Nast is going a different way, collaborating with Adobe to aggressively monitor, gather and analyze audience engagement metrics with digital editions; the publisher plans to share their findings not only with their advertising clients, but with the publishing industry as a whole. Conde’s StrategyLou Cona, Conde’s chief marketing officer, says, “We’re very transparent in what we’re learning, and we’re going to be inclusive with all our clients. We don’t want to do one-off guarantees; we really want to help the industry standards.”Scott McDonald, SVP for research and insights at Conde, says that in working with Adobe and Omniture over several months in analyzing user engagement with Conde’s digital offerings, previous notions of engagement were dispelled as naïve assumptions. Because the tagging system created by Omniture for tracking audience behavior is similar to the system utilized for the Web, app metrics were projected to match Web behaviors. McDonald says, “What we’ve been learning through this engagement with Adobe is that they’re really not.”Some unforeseen factors include users’ finger engagement with the editions, as well as time spent with the edition when the user is not within the app shell. This is particularly problematic for gathering metrics, as there is no way to monitor the time until the reader connects back to the app. The metrics from the time spent in the edition and out of the app are then delivered late, skewing overall results.McDonald says that the majority of metrics for the digital editions are similar to those in place for print and Web engagement. These four stages include distribution (by keeping in step with ABC, Conde Nast is releasing their digital edition circulation for first half to ABC in August, which may encourage other publishers to do the same); exposure numbers, including user action in the digital pages, for copy and advertisement; engagement time, which is said to be more complicated than print or Web measurements; and activation numbers, which McDonald says are harder to gather. Sharing the New KnowledgeConde is making it a priority to share the learned metrics with advertising clients, as well as the industry itself, in order to promote a standard that is accepted across the board. Conde representatives plan to use forums such as industry committees IDD and the MPA to share newly gained metric knowledge. McDonald also serves as the chairman of the Print and Digital Research Forum, and he will to use their upcoming four-day conference in October as a platform to share what Conde is learning.last_img read more

Fortnite season 9 Birthday Bash and Overtime Challenges

first_imgRevive a friend in three different matches This is a simple challenge. Just get a friend and stay close to them during a match so you can revive them. Players can also expedite this task with one player damaging themselves with grenades or fall damage while the other revives them. Deal 2,500 damage to opponents with Assault RiflesAs was the case with these damage challenges, find a required weapon and let loose on other players. Luckily, the Assault Rifle can deal damage up close or from a distance.Fortnite monster skullAll that’s left of the Polar Peak monster. Epic Games Where to Dance at the Monster Skeleton There was a last-minute change to this challenge.  The original challenge was “Dance inside a holographic Durrr Burger head.” An Epic developer said on Reddit it was changed to the monster skeleton and the task was updated. The skeleton is from the beast that fought the giant robot during the Final Showdown event Saturday. It’s located to the east of Neo Tilted.Fortnite overtime challengesThe first set of Overtime Challenges are now live.  Epic Games Work together with friends to get eliminationsStart a duos match with a friend for this challenge. Then proceed to double-team whatever suckers are on their own. Deal 2,500 damage to opponents with shotgunsAs in previous weeks, this challenge is straightforward. Equip a shotgun, get up close and deal some big damage.  Visit Loot Lake, Polar Peak and Pressure PlantThese “visit” challenges are easy to complete. Just make sure to either drop in at these locations or stop by during a match. For those paying attention to the Fortnite season 9 story, these three spots played an important part this season. Polar Peak is where the monster first appeared, while Pressure Plant is where the giant robot was built. Then the two fought last Saturday at Loot Lake during The Final Showdown.Previous weekly challengesWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10FortbytesNew in Fortnite season 9 are Fortbytes, which are only available to Battle Pass owners. The collectibles are scattered across the island, but also unlockable by reaching certain tiers and gaining a designated amount of XP. Each Fortbyte will reveal a piece of an image teasing Fortnite season 10 and a new one appears every day.Fortnite Season 9 Fortbyte Challenges01: Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP02: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #603: Accessible by using the Skull Trooper Emoji at the western most point04: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Loot Lake with the Plasma Trail Contrails equipped05: Accessible by using the Laid Back Shuffle Emote inside a dance club06: Accessible with Yay! Emote at an ice cream shop in the desert07: Accessible by using the cuddle up emoticon inside a rocky umbrella08: Found within Junk Junction10: Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP11: Found beneath a circling jungle parrot12: Accessible by using the Nana Nana Spray inside a molten tunnel13: Found at a location hidden within loading screen number 214: Found within an RV park16: Found in the desert house with too many chairs17: Found inside a Wooden Fish Building18: Found somewhere between Mega Mall and Dusty Divot19: Accessible with the Vega outfit inside a spaceship building20: Found at the center of any of the first three storm circles21: Found inside a metal llama building22: Accessible by using the Rox Spray in an underpass23: Found between an RV campsite, a gas station, and a monstrous footprint Location24: Found within Fatal Field25: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 4026: Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker28: Accessible by solving the pattern match puzzle outside a desert junkyard29: Found underneath the tree in Crackshot’s Cabin30: Somewhere between Haunted Hills and Pleasant Park31: Found at a meteor crater overlook32: Accessible by wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling at the northernmost point33: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #1034: Found between a fork and knife35: Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP36: Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island37: Found inside a disaster bunker in Pleasant Park39: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 240: Accessible with the Demi outfit on a sundial in the desert41: Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the Durrr Burger restaurant43: Accessible by wearing the Nana Cape Back Bling inside a Banana Stand44: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 2046: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 10047: Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp and a crashed battlebus48: Accessible by using the Vox Pickaxe to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne49: Found in Trog’s ice cave50: Accessible at night time inside mountain top castle ruins51: Accessible by using the Cluck Strut to cross the road in front of Peely’s Banana Stand52: Accessible with Bot Spray inside a Robot Factory53: Accessible by helping to raise the disco ball at an abandoned mountain top villain lair55: Found within Haunted Hills57: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times58: Accessible by using the Sad Trombone Emote at the north end of Snobby Shores59: Accessible with Durrr! Emoji inside Pizza Pit restaurant60: Accessible with Sign Spinner Emote in front of the happy Oink restaurant61: Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on a frozen waterfall62: Accessible with the Stratus outfit within an abandoned mansion63: Found somewhere between Lucky Landing and Fatal Fields64: Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain65: Found in a basement budget movie set66: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 75 times67: Accessible by Flying the Retaliator Glider through the rings under the southernmost Sky Platform68: Found within a snowy town bookshop69: Found inside a stone pig building70: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Lazy Lagoon with the Vibrant Contrails71: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 172: Found within Salty Spring74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin’s basement on the desert coast75: Found within an airport hanger76: Found behind a historical diorama in an insurance building can be seen below77: Found within a trackside taco shop78: Found within a Ranger tower overlooking a drained lake79: Found within an arcade80: Accessible by using the Bunker Basher Pickaxe to smash the rock at the highest point of the volcano rim81: Accessible in daytime near a mountain top cactus wedge82: Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of the Block83: Found in a rock garden near the coast84: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 6085: Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP87: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 50 times88: Found somewhere within map location J3.89: Accessible by flying the Scarlet Strike Glider through the rings east of Snobby Shores.90: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 100 times91: Found at a location hidden within loading screen #4, the latest Fortbyte to unlock92: Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lava fall95: Found at a Solar Panel Array in the Jungle96: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 8097: Found hidden within Loading Screen #898: Found within a Viking longhouse99: Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP100: Found on the highest floor of the tallest building in Neo TiiltedFor those who don’t want to wait for all 100 Fortbytes to be revealed, one Fortnite data miner discovered what the complete image will look like.  You can now complete three more Overtime Challenges #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/GUOiZPmMgX— Guille-GAG // Fortnite Leaks (@Guille_GAG) July 26, 2019 16 Photos Post a comment 0 Unwrap this gift to get a Legendary item. Epic Games Fortnite turned 2 years old on Thursday and Epic Games is hosting a party for the players in the form of Birthday Challenges. The Birthday Bash will last until July 31 and, luckily, the tasks are simple enough to finish in a few hours. Also running during that time are the Overtime Challenges, which are extra missions to help players level up their Battle Pass before the start of Fortnite season 10. The last set of tasks came on Monday with one requiring players to score a goal at an indoor soccer pitch.   Birthday Challengesfortnite birthday challengesThe Fortnite Birthday Challenges.  Epic Games Four Birthday Challenges went live on July 25. Two of the tasks — Play 10 matches and outlast 500 opponents — are easy enough to complete as long as you perform well in those 10 matches. Completing those two tasks will earn players the Frosted Wrap and Birthday Spray. The other two challenges involve Birthday Cakes found on the island. There are small slices of cake that will give players five health and 5 shield. They’re easy to find and consuming can go quickly, which will give players the Birthday Cupcake emoji. It’s the “Dance in front of 10 different Birthday Cakes” challenge that will take a little work for players to complete. These cakes are not the slices found on the ground, but rather large multi-layered cakes located at certain parts of the island. Below is a map of where to find the cakes to dance in front of. Fortnite birthday cakesA map of the Birthday Cakes found on the island.   Epic Games Overtime ChallengesFortnite season 9 weekly challenges are over, and season 10 doesn’t start until Aug. 1. To fill the gap, developer Epic Games will release a set of tasks called Overtime Challenges. Data miners found the upcoming Overtime Challenges in the Fortnite update v9.40 on Wednesday, July 17. The second set of challenges went live on Friday, July 26. Overtime Challenges are a combination of reaching a certain Battle Pass Tier, completing tasks from previous weeks and other simple things to do that will give players a little boost to make up for those weekly challenges that may have been a little too tough to complete.The final three Overtime Challenges went up Monday and are an easy batch to complete.Fortnite Overtime challengesThe last Overtime Challenges are now available.  Epic Games Where to find an indoor soccer pitchThere’s only one indoor soccer pitch on the island. It’s located at a gymnasium between Snobby Shores and Neo Tilted. Go east of Snobby Shores or west of Neo Tilted to find the gym. Once inside, walk the soccer ball into the goal. Place top 15 in Duos or Squads with a friend in five matches This challenge is a little easier in squads since there are fewer teams in a match in comparison to duos. Deal 2,500 damage with SMGs to opponentsThe next task is like the previous sets with players needing to deal 2,500 damage, but this time with a SMG. SMGs can work best up close or a small distance away, but don’t go too far or else you’ll just waste bullets. Tags Here’s a map showing where to find the five Singularity helmets. Fortnite season 9 Singularity helmet mapWhere to find the Singularity helmets. Epic Games When players finish the weekly challenges, they’ll receive a new loading screen that hints at a secret Battle Star. Completing the Fortnite season 9, week 1 challenges unlocks the loading screen below. The clue to where to find the secret Battle Star is on the side of the minigun that gives the coordinates I5, I6, J5 and J6. This is a spot just south of Lonely Lounge, right before the green plains turn into the desert. The hidden Battle Star will appear only if a player who completed all challenges is within close proximity.Fortnite season 9 week 1 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 1 Utopia loading screen Epic Games For Fortnite season 9, week 2, the unlocked loading screen doesn’t have a hint hidden in the image, but instead, it’s in the description of the screen. It says, “Last seen battling at Dino Park outhouse, these two can’t be stopped.” This will lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.Fortnite season 9 week 2 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 2 Utopia loading screen Epic Games Once a player’s done with week 3’s challenges, a new loading screen will show a new Doggo skin. The hint for the Battle Star is in the drawing on the small wall that the dogs are sitting on. It leads to a stack of cars in Junk Junction and the secret Battle Star will appear when players come near it.Fortnite season 9 week 3 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 3 Utopia loading screen Epic Games As in week 2’s Utopia loading screen, week 4’s image provides players a clue of where to get a Fortbyte rather than Battle Star. Players on the search for Forbyte #91 will need to visit Paradise Palms. Off the main street in the area is a storefront where the “D” and “I” are on the map. Look for a bench near the road and Fortbyte #91 should appear.  Name: “Scimitar”Description: “Razor sharp and battle ready.”Rarity: RareName: “Sandstorm”Description: “Timeless Warrior”Rarity: RareMale/Female Skins in this -> pic.twitter.com/FObkzhuiQr— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks & News (@lucas7yoshi) May 22, 2019 Unlike other skins, the Singularity has multiple variants. Scattered across the map are helmets representing the different styles and each has its own name: Cuddle, Rex, Drift, Durrr and Pizza. A player with the Singularity skin unlocked can pick up a helmet that will unlock the corresponding style.  Now playing: Watch this: Fortnite season 9 map week 4 fortbyteWhere to find Fortbyte #91. Epic Games Week 5’s Utopia loading screen features a new skin. To the right, in white, are the map designations of B2, B3, C2 and C3. Fortnite season 9 week 5 utopia loading screenThe Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 week 5.  Epic Games That will take players to the mountain northwest of Pleasant Park. A hidden Battle star will appear if all the week’s challenges are completedFortnite season 9 week 5 utopiaLocations for the week 5 Utopia hidden Battle Star. Epic Games Week 6’s Utopia loading screen, called Sure Shot, is a clue for Fortbye #02. When players complete all of the challenges for the week, they will unlock the new image with the description: “Only the best snipers can take out a holo-clock tower lamp from the rooftops of Neo Tilted.”Fortnite season 9 week 6 utopia screenThe week 6 Utopia loading screen has a clue to find a Fortbyte. Epic Games Players can find Fortbyte #02 at the holo-clock tower in Neo Tilted without needing to complete all of the week’s challenges.  Mobile Culture Gamingcenter_img To find this hidden Battle Star, head to Pressure Plant and look for a building with a metal staircase on the outside. The Battle Star will be under the staircase, but it will only appear if you completed all the week 7 challenges. The Utopia loading screen for Week 8 is a clue to where Fortbyte #63 is at. Fortnite utopia loading screen week 8The Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 week 8.  Epic Games The Utopia loading screen will unlock when all of the challenges for week 8 are completed, but players can go find the Fortbyte without it. The location is a gas station just north of Lucky Landing. Fortbyte #63 will appear right next to a gas pump. Week 9’s Utopia loading screen is another image containing a clue to a free Battle Star. To find the star location, look at the graffiti right where the light and shadow meet. Fortnite week 9 utopia loading screenCheck out the graffiti in the Fortnite season 9 week 9 loading screen to find the hidden Battle Star. Epic Games The car in the graffiti is found inside Mega Mall. When near the display car, the hidden Battle Star will appear only if you completed all of the week’s challenges.As the case with some of the previous images, the week 10 utopia loading screen reveals the location of a Fortbyte rather than a Battle Star. Actually, it’s in the description of the screen and not the picture itself. Fortnite season 9 week 10 utopia loading screenThis is the final Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 Epic Games The description for the loading screen says “You’re a long way from Lonely Lodge…” Head to Lonely Lodge and look for a shack just to the west of the main lodge. In there will be Fortbyte #33. Fortnite is available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Android and iOS devices.In the multiplayer online game, you parachute onto an island and use various weapons to eliminate opponents in a last-person-standing scenario. The massively popular game has attracted players with live events like virtual concerts and special limited-time game modes. Developer Epic Games is also hosting the Fortnite World Cup on July 26-28. Online qualification for the esports competition began in April, and finals will take place in New York with a prize pool of $30 million.lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.Originally published on July 17.Update, July 23: Adds first set of Overtime Challenges. July 25: Adds Birthday Challenges. July 25: Adds new Overtime Challenges. July 29: Adds last Overtime Challenges.  Fortnite’s Epic spectacular at E3 2019 #NintendoSwitch #Fortnite unlocked the singularity skin earlier! pic.twitter.com/fJhcOzzY1Q— UndeadSniper5587 (@UndeadSniperYT) July 10, 2019 How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toys 6/16/19• UNLOCKED: Fortbyte #2 – Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #6. pic.twitter.com/uZRJvoehId— Scenario (@iScenario) June 16, 2019 would appreciated to be credited if used <3 pic.twitter.com/6ZHrWygfpH— RISE. 👑 (@fortrisen) June 18, 2019 Share your voice Week 7 Loading Screen(via @FunGamesLeaks) pic.twitter.com/LeWoEvwLub— ShiinaBR - Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) June 18, 2019 6:20 For week 7, players who complete all the challenges will receive a new Utopia loading screen with a clue to a hidden Battle Star.  The image shows Bunker Jonesy, one of the skins introduced in season 9, drawing images from previous events in the game including the meteor shower, the volcano erupting and a giant cube, all of which were used to end a season. Off to the right near his foot appears to be the Polar Peak beast that is causing destruction on the island this season. More importantly, Jonesy appears to be covering a drawing that's likely the big event to end Fortnite season 9. Utopia ChallengesAs in previous seasons, Fortnite season 9 has a season-long set of tasks called Utopia Challenges, for Battle Pass owners. Tackling these special challenges requires the completion of all the weekly challenges throughout the season. Fortnite season 9 Utopia ChallengesFortnite season 9 Utopia Challenges Epic Games/Screenshot by CNET What’s different in Fortnite season 9 is that one of the Utopia challenges revolved around Fortbytes. Players who found 90 of the collectibles that are discoverable as of Wednesday, July 10, will unlock the Singularity skin. last_img read more

Chhota Rajan jailed for seven yrs

first_imgThis file photo taken on 5 November, 2015 shows Indian national Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as Chhota Rajan (C), being escorted by Indonesian police from Bali police headquarters to Ngurah Rai Airport during his deportation from Denpasar on Bali island. Photo: AFPIndian gangster Chhota Rajan was jailed for seven years on Tuesday for passport fraud, the first prison term handed to the so-called “Hindu don” who had evaded capture for more than 20 years.Rajan, once India’s most wanted man, had been found guilty in a New Delhi court Monday of using a fake passport to flee the country in the late 1990s.Three retired government officials were also convicted of helping Rajan acquire the forged document.“All accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy to do an illegal act by illegal means,” the court said, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.“Accused Rajan intentionally and knowingly furnished false information with false address and other particulars whereas in furtherance of the criminal conspiracy.”Rajan, a feared Mumbai underworld figure, was arrested in late 2015 in Indonesia after more than two decades on the run.He was extradited to India, where there are nearly 80 criminal cases registered against him.Rajan is suspected of involvement in dozens of crimes including murder, exortion and drug trafficking. He dodged police for years even though Interpol flagged him in 1995 as a wanted man.He was the alleged former right-hand man of Mumbai crime kingpin Dawood Ibrahim, who is suspected of masterminding the 1993 bomb blasts in the city that killed more than 250 people in retaliation for anti-Muslim violence a few months earlier.Rajan parted with Ibrahim after the attacks, becoming a rival to his former ally.He was accused of running one of several underworld outfits that had a grip on Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, in the 1980s and 1990s until a police crackdown.Rajan portrayed himself as a “Hindu don” and began targeting those he considered to be “anti-India”, including Ibrahim’s men.last_img read more

Houston Reacts To Trumps Order Banning Refugees And Citizens Of Seven Countries

first_imgNo ban, no wall #MuslimBan #hounews pic.twitter.com/XOawysqUPe— Evan 2017 (@evan7257) January 29, 2017 Spectators are gathered in front of the NFL shop, for a demonstration of at least 1000 pic.twitter.com/e7v0u73Xn7— Jasmine P. Davis (@JPDavis_TDC) January 29, 2017 Others were at Bush Intercontinental Airport witnessing the situation there and awaiting a demonstration scheduled to start at 5 pm CST. 5 detained at Bush Intercontinental, those coming in from latin american countries are also being targeted https://t.co/wnVgzw4PJj— hiba (@tangerineshock) January 29, 2017 Jasmine Davies, from the University of Houston’s Daily Cougar, Drew Karedes from KHOU, and writer Evan Mintz, from the Houston Chronicle,  among others, showed Houstonians demonstrating outside Super Bowl festivities: HPD says “well over 1,000” protesting outside Super Bowl festivities, demonstration remains passionate but peaceful #khou11 #hounews #trump pic.twitter.com/0rGzypLBHJ— Drew Karedes (@DrewKaredesKHOU) January 29, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

Two studies cast doubt on existence of exomoon

first_img Unconfirmed exomoon could be unlike any of those in our solar system Two teams working independently have looked at the possibility of an exomoon circling the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, which orbits the star Kepler-1625. They report little to no evidence supporting its existence. One team, led by Laura Kreidberg, has written a paper describing their work, which is posted on the arXiv preprint server. Another team led by René Heller published a paper in the journal Astronomy Astrophysics. The team that announced possible evidence of the exomoon last year, led by Alex Teachey, has written another paper in response to the findings by the new researchers that is available on arXiv. Journal information: Astronomy & Astrophysics © 2019 Science X Network Last October, Teachey and colleagues published a paper describing evidence they had found for the possible existence of an exomoon. They had noted dips of light from its star recorded by the Kepler space telescope that suggested a large body circling Kepler-1625b. They found the same sort of dip in Hubble data. Such dips are generally indicative of a planet or other object interfering with light from its star as it passes in front of it—in this case, Kepler-1625. They also noted that Kepler-1625b had what appeared to be an odd transit—it began earlier than it should have and the dip in brightness that resulted did not return to normal for a period longer than calculations suggested it should have, comprising more evidence of an exomoon.The team led by Kreidberg analyzed the Hubble data using a different data-processing technique that has been used successfully for over seven years. They report no evidence of a dip other than that triggered by Kepler-1625b. The team led by Heller did observe a slight dip, but suggests it was not sufficient evidence of an exomoon. Both teams also saw the odd transit, but both suggest it could have been due to other phenomena, so attributing it to an exomoon was not warranted.In their reply, Teachey and his team took another look at their earlier results and suggest they warrant further observations of Kepler-1625b for more evidence. They also addressed the findings of Kreidberg’s team and noted that the technique used by the group could have resulted in some data being erased. More information: Alex Teachey et al. Loose Ends for the Exomoon Candidate Host Kepler-1625b. arXiv:1904.11896 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1904.11896Laura Kreidberg et al. No Evidence for Lunar Transit in New Analysis of HST Observations of the Kepler-1625 System. arXiv:1904.10618 [astro-ph.EP]. arxiv.org/abs/1904.10618 René Heller et al. An alternative interpretation of the exomoon candidate signal in the combined Kepler and Hubble data of Kepler-1625, Astronomy & Astrophysics (2019). DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834913center_img Explore further Citation: Two studies cast doubt on existence of exomoon (2019, May 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-exomoon.html Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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

Mamatas Santhali poem to be theme of puja pandal in Bhowanipore

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s poem in Santhali language will be the Durga Puja theme at Swadhin Sangha in Bhowanipore. The puja organisers will showcase the development of the tribal population under the leadership of the Chief Minister in the last seven years.The theme will also delve deep into the life and culture of the tribal population,which is unique in a number of ways.”The Chief Minister’s Santhali poem Joy Jitkaur Deban Mena (say we shall overcome) acknowledges the contribution of the Santhals in the freedom struggle of the country. However, their sacrifices have not received the honour they deserved. It was under the leadership of our Chief Minister that this tribal population, spanning mainly across the districts of Bankura, Birbhum, West Midnapore, Jhargram and Purulia has witnessed a major development in the sphere of education and healthcare. They have also been employed through various schemes of the government. We are portraying their life, culture and activities through our theme this year,” said Ashim Kumar Bose, the general secretary of Swadhin Sangha. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe poem will be rewritten in Bengali language through engraving on the wooden structure of the pandal. Apart from the life and culture of the tribal population, the story of the Santhal Rebellion, their various festivals and their hunting activities will come alive through different models.It may be mentioned that the Santhals had also worshipped Goddess Durga during the rebellion.Subrata Dey and Raja Chakraborty will be designing the pandal, maintaining parity with the theme with hogla leaves, barks of trees, leaves of maize, earthen pots and oil lamps. Santhal adivasis will be present in the pandal with their typical musical instruments like dhamsa and madol, for entertaining pandal-hoppers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA fibre statue of Sidhu Kanhu, prominent leaders of the tribe, will be carved out just outside the main pandal. Krishna Chandra Pal from Krishnanagar in Nadia district is making the idols of the puja matching with the theme. The theme music for the puja will also be composed in Santhali language.This is the third time the puja committee is using poems of Banerjee as their theme. Last year their theme was the Chief Minister’s poem Sobuj (The Green).The message of preserving greenery without chopping down trees indiscriminately, which was propagated by the puja committee, was a big crowd puller.last_img read more

Wireless Wealth

first_img Want to use Wi-Fi while you’re doing business on the road? Click here for news for you. 14 min read July 1, 2003 4 Ways to Begin There are a number of ways to kick-start your involvement with Wi-Fi, depending on your current business situation, your level of technical proficiency and your ultimate goals for your business:1. Leverage your planned or existing location. If you currently own (or plan to own) a business that provides a high-traffic, high-loitering location (such as a coffee shop, a barbershop or a laundromat) you can add Wi-Fi services to enhance your core business, generate incremental sales and increase traffic to your location. With today’s many pre-configured access points (including Boingo’s Hot Spot in a Box), going wireless is as easy as getting a DSL or cable Internet connection and plugging it in to the Hot Spot device.2. Extend your current line of business. If you already work in computer networking, selling Wi-Fi is an easy way to increase revenue opportunities and expand your customer base. If you’re in the start-up phase, consider including this option in your plan. The easiest way to start is to partner with a turnkey systems provider, but you can also devise your own system using off-the-shelf components or building from scratch. Any company that needs a network is a potential wireless network customer.3. Deploy hot spots as a hot-spot operator. If you don’t have your own locations or network installation business, but your strengths are in negotiating with business owners and maintaining those relationships, you can explore the turnkey hot-spot solutions available today. These operate much like Wi-Fi franchises for the hot-spot operator and allow the entrepreneur to establish a branded local service that can be sold into local business and target venues.4. Become a wireless Internet service provider (WISP). If you are more technically proficient and want to get into the business on a deeper level, consider developing your own turnkey solution that can be re-sold to hot-spot operators looking for quick and easy ways to deploy public Wi-Fi locations. This involves developing a hardware device that combines a Wi-Fi access point, a network access controller, a DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) server and a small Web server. You’ll also have to integrate that equipment with back-end authentication, authorization and accounting software/services for the hot-spot operator. That requires knowledge of RADIUS (remote authentication dial-in user service) authentication protocols and network management systems, and the willingness to establish a full-fledged service offering with support and network operating center oversight.Got Wi-Fi? If you’ve decided to install a broadband connection in your place of business, you can add a public hot spot to help offset the cost, but you may need to upgrade your service and add some hardware. Here’s how: 1. Request three usable IP addresses from your broadband provider. Sometimes called a /29 (slash-29) space, it includes eight IP addresses (three for systems and five usable addresses). The three you’ll use are for the DSL or cable modem/router, the router/firewall and the hot-spot device. Learn More Maximizing Your Return Ready to roll out a hot spot? Using one of the turnkey products already on the market is the accelerated path to Wi-Fi involvement. Even with limited technical proficiency, you can become a hot-spot operator, and the hardware costs have come down significantly–$300 to $700 today, compared to $1,000 to $2,000 a year or so ago.Ready-to-go solutions include the Hot Spot in a Box from Boingo Wireless, FatPoint from FatPort, the Routing Access Point from NetNearU and the Hot Spot Controller from Pronto Networks. Each solution provides a slightly different set of features. Some are more customizable, some provide better revenue-sharing opportunities, some are easier to set up and maintain, and some include marketing and promotional help. All these solutions include roaming agreements with one or more major aggregators–so you can capitalize on business travelers passing through town who need Internet access.Whether you’re choosing a turnkey hot-spot solution or developing your own, you need to consider roaming arrangements with hot-spot aggregators as a fundamental part of the value proposition. Roaming is essential to attract the 27 million business travelers who take laptops on the road. Traveling employees need to know they can connect in any hot spot without joining a new network.Roaming partners publish up-to-date directories of partner locations so customers always have the most current list of hot spots, and some roaming partners like Boingo publish that directory directly to the software on users’ laptops. Increasingly, Wi-Fi customers are looking for roaming locations when they choose hotels and airports for travel. If you haven’t ensured a roaming deal, you won’t be in the database when that traveler is looking for a connection in your town.Finally, some roaming providers will pay you a cash bounty for new customers you sign up for their service. This can be a great revenue stream, so ask about customer acquisition bounties when choosing a hot-spot solution.Covering All the Bases Deep Blue Wireless in Menlo Park, California, is making money from Wi-Fi on a spectrum of services. Founder Alan Gale, 39, explains the business: “As a hot-spot operator, we seek out and establish relationships with location owners and deploy a wireless solution. As a wireless Internet service provider, or WISP, we seek out customers who gain access at those locations.” There are five parts to the Deep Blue business model: public hot spots, public access kiosks, tech services (like faxing, printing and voice), residential broadband and consulting. “We’re integrating all these things together,” says Gale. “And we’re layering tech services over access to increase revenue per user.” The company stays focused on core business issues by using Pronto equipment and back-end services, to keep the technical complexities to a minimum. Gale knows the wireless industry is still evolving. He’s seen even well-funded wireless companies close their doors. “But we’ll survive by being smart and not moving too quickly with the rollout. We get rid of bad locations and tweak our pricing and offering for each new market.” The company’s networks attract more than 1,000 unique logins per month and generate 400,000 network minutes. Deep Blue hopes to hit $1 million in sales this year. -D.W. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. What makes a good hot-spot location? The best is someplace with a built-in audience and a high number of repeat customers. You should put less emphasis on using Wi-Fi to draw new crowds, as the added promotion will probably cost more than it’s worth. Find locations with established foot traffic, especially if they’re also high-loitering locations where people sit for a while–like coffee shops, train stations and airports. Or target a premium location along the travel ribbon, where businesspeople on the road gather–airports, hotels, restaurants adjacent to hotels and so on. Wireless is invisible, so no matter what, make sure you put up signs to promote the hot spot.Understanding more about Wi-Fi users can help you identify the best places to locate a hot spot. There are three primary kinds of Wi-Fi users:Business travelers: They’re constantly looking for ways to connect to their homes or offices to get e-mail and access to files. According to the Department of Transportation, there are 27 million business travelers with laptops traversing the United States. Some of these users buy the connectivity themselves, and some are on enterprise connection plans. No matter how you decide to get into Wi-Fi, you will have a vested interest in getting people to sign up and log on to the network. That will require marketing. Hundreds of thousands of people pass through hot spots each day and don’t realize that a broadband Internet connection is available. Every day, almost 150,000 people go through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, 100,000 through Denver International Airport and 75,000 through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport-three of the largest hot spots in the country. Yet in-terminal surveys show few people know the network is there.You can’t see Wi-Fi, and neither can your customers. You have to actively promote it in the venue. Placing highly visible signage where customers can see it–in the window, on the tables, near the cash register–can dramatically increase hot-spot activity. Even in premier locations, a noticeable drop in sign-ups and connections have been noted on the days that the owner/operator forgot to place the sign in front of the hot spot.If you remember when mobile phones were monstrous “car” phones hard-wired to vehicles, then you can see where Wi-Fi is today. At that time, people couldn’t imagine having a small, handheld phone they would carry and talk on everywhere they go. Today, small omnipresent Wi-Fi devices are on their way, and their owners will be looking for wireless connectivity.Imagine the prospect of earning a nickel or even a penny for every minute of local cellphone traffic if you had placed a cellular tower on the top of your business office during the last wireless revolution. There’s a new opportunity just as compelling but much less expensive to get into with wireless data. Entrepreneurs can benefit by establishing hot spots and providing the cellular towers of Wi-Fi. With hardware manufacturers’ dedication to proliferating wireless devices of every kind imaginable, it won’t be long until everyone is carrying Wi-Fi devices and looking for Wi-Fi networks in order to get connected. Now is an ideal time to start putting the network in place for all those people in search of Wi-Fi.The Surf’s Up Rick Ehrlinspiel, 44, founded San Francisco-based Surf and Sip Inc. in 2000. After just three years, the company is already recognized as one of the largest hot-spot operators in the country, with nearly 250 locations in the United States and more than 100 in the United Kingdom. Funded with about $1 million in angel capital, Surf and Sip designed and deploys a proprietary hot-spot device, plus its own back-end network monitoring, authentication and billing services. “We worked with an engineer to build this device–an access point and server together in one box, about the size of a DVD jewel case,” says Ehrlinspiel. “We brought our costs down to about $200 per location.” Early on, Surf and Sip recognized that people wanted Internet access at cafes and other hot spots, but few folks actually carried laptops with them. The solution? “Rental laptops,” says Ehrlinspiel. “Without the revenue stream from rental machines, we’d have had no value proposition to the shop. There were just too few wireless users, and I wasn’t going to sit here for three years while people decided to bring laptops with them.” With just five employees, the combination of access and equipment seems to be working for Surf and Sip. Says Ehrlinspiel, “We have some coffee shops that gross $2,000 a month, and we split that revenue with the shop owners.” -D.W. Whether you want to turn your existing retail business into a Wi-Fi hot spot or make that part of your start-up plan, it can be a relatively low-cost proposition. If you partner with aggregators like Boingo Wireless or with hot-spot operators like NetNearU, Pronto Networks or Surf and Sip, you don’t even need a technical background or much day-to-day involvement in the network’s operation. A wireless network can help drive traffic to your location, give you digitally acquired insights into customer preferences, and even be used as a medium for advertising or merchandising your other goods and services.By partnering with hot-spot owners and operators, Boingo alone has already built a roaming network of more than 1,400 hot spots in airports, hotels, coffee shops and other high-traffic locations in 300 U.S. cities. But according to Boingo’s research, there are nearly 2 million potential hot-spot locations in the United States. Your business could provide one or more of those sites.Even if you don’t have a location, you can still participate in the Wi-Fi opportunity by making a business out of installing and maintaining hot spots, or offering other value-added services to hot-spot operators and wireless users. Partners like those already mentioned can help you launch your business. Many companies, including Colubris Networks, Nomadix and Vernier Networks, provide hardware that makes rolling out hot spots a breeze. Whether you want to turn your existing retail business into a Wi-Fi hot spot or make that part of your start-up plan, it can be a relatively low-cost proposition. 2. Add an Ethernet switch. This allows you to split the DSL or cable broadband service for multiple uses. Something like the NetGear FS-105 will run $30 to $40. 3. Add a router with integrated firewall. This separates and protects your private network from the public hot spot and provides an additional DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) station for assigning private IP addresses, so you can expand your private LAN at will. It’s about $50 to $60 for an SMC Barricade. 4. Choose a hot-spot device. Like the router/firewall, this contains a DHCP server as well as other functions–an access control device to keep unauthorized users off the Internet and a Web server to provide local login pages for your service. These can run from $300 to $700. -S.D. Location, Location, Location This story appears in the July 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Local subscribers: They use public Wi-Fi in addition to or as a substitute for broadband and visit the same hot spot (such as a particular coffee shop) several times a week. Most local Wi-Fi plans have unlimited access for around $20 to $30 per month, so this is less expensive than installing cable or DSL at home for $40 to $50 per month.Occasional surfers: These users catch a few minutes here and there but don’t have a set pattern. The cost of the connection isn’t important to them because they don’t connect frequently enough to incur huge charges. To generate consistent sales, though, you’re better off targeting other users.The Comeback Corp. CEDX Corp. has been installing all kinds of networks since 1997. Founded by Craig Plunkett, 40 (pictured, using Wi-Fi on the go), the company has designed and installed both wired and wireless networks. Despite losing his largest account in the World Trade Center attack, Plunkett says the company will hit sales of half a million dollars this year. The East Northport, New York, company rebounded from 9/11 due in large part to its expertise with Wi-Fi networks. CEDX uses the highly flexible NetNearU Wi-Fi access point hardware to roll out networks for both public hot spots (typically owned by CEDX) and private corporations. Once in place, Plunkett uses the back-end services of NetNearU to provide exceptional customer service. With a Web-enabled monitoring system, CEDX can watch the activity and status of each hot spot on every network it has deployed. Plunkett is quick to share one secret of his success: industry partnerships. “Besides NetNearU, we also have partnerships with the local carriers,” he says. “They point us to new accounts, and we install their services. We resell DSL, e-mail services and Web hosting, plus we do Web development. We really aim to be a one-stop shop.” -D.W. If you’ve been watching the technology industry at all lately, you’ve likely heard the word “Wi-Fi.” Over the past two years, it has quickly moved from a relatively obscure technology in the land of network administrators to one of the hottest growth opportunities in the tech sector.Wi-Fi is fast becoming the industry standard for wireless networking and is being used in homes and businesses to untether the network and provide more flexibility. In public spaces, Wi-Fi provides consumers and business travelers with wireless Internet access at broadband speeds. Wi-Fi adoption is accelerating as manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Intel, Sony, Toshiba and others are equipping laptops, PDAs and other electronic devices for wireless network connections. There are already millions of devices–in a variety of different styles and formats–looking for Wi-Fi networks to latch on to.While the use of Wi-Fi in homes and offices is skyrocketing–to the delight of equipment manufacturers–there also are broad-based entrepreneurial opportunities providing wireless Internet access in public spaces. Because it complements their main lines of business, established and well-financed companies like AT&T, IBM, Intel, T-Mobile and Toshiba have various partnerships and plans to install tens of thousands of “hot spots” (public Wi-Fi locations) across the country–and perhaps hundreds of thousands around the globe. But the key link in that value chain will inevitably be the small to midsized businesses that already own the venues where this service can be provided. Getting Started Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more