Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 37

first_img Tags: premier leaguepremier league team of the weektop Aanautovic scored a brace this past weekend. (Agency Photo)Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Virgil Van Dijk, Muhammad Salah and Divock Origi scored the goals for Liverpool while Solomon Rondon and Christian Atsu found the net for the home side.The win sees Liverpool leapfrog Man City, at the top of the table. The Kops have 94 points, two ahead of City who are in action on Monday evening at home to Leicester City.In the race for Champions League football, climbed into third after a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday. The Blues are now on 71 points, one ahead of 4th placed Tottenham Hotspurs who lost 1-0 away to Bournemouth on Sunday.For Arsenal (5th) and Man United (6th), they both drew 1-1 in their respective games at home to Brighton and away to Huddersfield on Sunday. Arsenal now move onto 67 points while United are on 66 with only a game to play.Elsewhere, West Ham, Everton, Crystal Palace and Wolves all won their respective fixtures. West Ham defeated Southampton 3-0, Everton were 2-0 winners at home to Burnley, Crystal Palace scrapped to a 3-2 victory away to Cardiff City while Wolves overcame Fulham 1-0.Here are the XI players who stood out for me this past weekend in a 4:2:2:2.GK: Mark Travers (Bournemouth)Making his first ever Premier League start, the youthful Bournemouth goalkeeper made five saves as he kept a clean sheet against Spurs..CB: Shane Duffy (Brighton)Duffy made 10 clearances and four blocks in the 1-1 draw away to Arsenal on Sunday.CB: Van Dijk (Liverpool)Scored the opener and was brilliant all round as Liverpool overcame Newcastle 3-2 on Saturday evening.CB: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)Ake has scored two of Bournemouth’s five 90th-minute winning goals in the Premier League, doing so against Spurs on the weekend.MF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)Made two assist in the 3-2 win over Newcastle to take his tally to 11 for the season.MF: Ryan Frederick (West Ham)Was in breathtaking form in the 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, scoring one of the three goals on the day.MF:   Leander Dendoncker (Wolves)No Wolves player made more tackles than Dendoncker against Fulham (3), while he also scored the winning goal for the home side.MF: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)Came off the bench to score Chelsea’s second in the 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.FW: Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)Scored one and had a huge hand in the opener as Palace relegated Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.FW: Edin Hazard (Chelsea)The Belgian provided the assist for two of Chelsea’s three goals in their win against Watford, which clinched a spot in next year’s Champions League.FW: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham)Arnautovic netted a brace from two shots on target in the 3-0 win over Southampton.Comments last_img read more

Why do some jet airliners have “T Tails”?

first_imgLooking at different jet airliner configurations, you will notice that the wings are generally located on the bottom of the fuselage, and that engines nacelles are mounted either below the wing on pylons, as on every current Boeing or Airbus jet, or on either side of the rear fuselage, like the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family or Bombardier CRJ Series. Aircraft with wing-mounted engines have what are called conventional tails, with tall narrow vertical fins centered on the fuselage, and horizontal stabilizers mounted on either side of the aircraft’s tail cone. Aircraft with rear-mounted engines have what are called “T-Tails.”Throughout history, jetliners with rear-mounted engines such as the DC-9, Russian Tu-154, and British BAC 111, Trident, and Super VC-10, have had shorter and wider vertical stabilizers with their horizontal tail planes mounted on top of the fin. These are called T-Tails because of their shape when viewed from the front of the airplane. The primary reason for this placement is to keep the horizontal stabilizer up in “clean air,” away from turbulent air created by the wing and engine nacelles. T-Tails also have a streamlined fairing at the top of the fin to ensure optimum airflow, and to house the mechanisms controlling pitch of the horizontal stabilizers for proper trim.last_img read more

3 million active geocaches? How to make your cache stand out!

first_imgThink about the last time you gasped in surprise while finding a cache. (If this has never happened to you, we recommend finding a geocache of the week near you.) Aim to bring that moment of delight to every person who finds your cache.For your cache to be delightful, the cache container, its contents, its disguise, or its location must bring unexpected glee to whoever finds it.The container could have an unexpected disguise. Or be a whimsical twist on an old classic. It could be exquisitely handcrafted. Or a scene in miniature. You’re really only limited by your imagination. (Well, your imagination and the cache-hiding guidelines.)Now that you’ve learned the three secrets to a stand out cache, share your cache ideas in the comments!Share with your Friends:More Now that there are three million active geocaches hidden under rocks, atop trees, and between logs, how can you make your cache stand out? How can you hope to earn favorite points when there are three million competitors hoping for the same?There’s no exact formula for an awesome cache, but three things are essential for a good hide: creativity, quality, and delight. Quality. What does it mean to have a quality cache? “Quality” is so subjective, so unspecific. What makes a quality cache?What we mean by “quality” in geocaching:The cache container is waterproof.The contents of the cache are safe, interesting, and dry.The logbook has blank places for you to sign your name.The container is labelled as a geocache.The cache is never disabled for too long.The area around the cache is clean. The truth is, most of the caches you find are simple, no frills lock-n-locks, ammo cans, petlings, or bisons. They’re easy to hide and quick to find. Classic, and kind of plain — like vanilla ice cream.Sure — you probably wouldn’t turn down a bowl of vanilla ice cream if someone put it in front of you. But wouldn’t it be better if it was accompanied by a scoop of strawberry, chocolate, or cookie dough? Some sprinkles and a handful of nuts?You get the picture. Making a creative cache container is more work, but the payoff is huge… for the hider as much as for the finder.If you have the geocaching equivalent of writer’s block and don’t know where to start, here are some ideas:Incorporate your other hobbies into making your cache container.Check out Geocaching’s Instagram for inspiration.Turn a drab geocache into a fab geocache like these COs.Up-cycle old items from your garage into cool caches.Find the top 25 most-favorited geocaches in your area and take inspiration from them. SharePrint RelatedCelebrate 3 million geocaches with a new souvenir!April 18, 2017In “News”Four tips for hiding quality geocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”How to hide a geocacheSeptember 3, 2019In “News”last_img read more

Ballmer’s Latest Blunder: No Office For iOS And Android Till 2014

first_imgThe PC market is tanking. Windows 8 is proving to be a disaster. Dell is hoping to go private. HP is flailing. But not every “personal computing” company is suffering. In the past few years, Apple has sold more than 500 million iOS devices – not licenses, devices – and is selling an additional 75 million iOS devices (iPhones and iPads, mostly), each quarter. At this rate it could be only a few years before the iOS installed base surpasses the global Windows installed base.Yet Microsoft isn’t expected to offer Office on iPhone or iPad until late 2014, at the earliest. What is going on at Microsoft headquarters? Corporate hubris? Insufficient resources? Or yet another strategic blunder by Steve Ballmer?Numbers Don’t Lie What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … brian s hall Tags:#Ballmer#iOS#iPad#Microsoft The global Windows installed base is approximately 1.25 billion computers – the biggest such ecosystem in the world. But Apple’s iOS is catching up.For the world’s biggest software maker, it seems crazy to ignore the giant and fast-growing iOS market. Microsoft should be aggressively monetizing iOS devices. Instead, Microsoft appears determined to look the other way. Steve Ballmer’s obsession with Windows – growing Windows, enhancing Windows, extending Windows, promoting Windows, licensing Windows, selling Windows, profiting from Windows – may well cost Microsoft its place as the leader in consumer software. And then there’s Android, which is is technically even larger than Apple’s iOS, with an estimated 750 million devices. But Microsoft won’t have Office ready for Android, either, until 2014. In Microsoft’s defense, the Android market is highly fragmented, making it much harder for Ballmer (or anyone else) to mass market Android software. But combine iOS and Android and they’re already larger than Windows. So what the heck is Microsoft thinking?Why The Delay?Apple sells some 20 million new iPads every single quarter. Microsoft Office is not available on a single one. Nor is there a version of Office for iPhone. Well-connected Microsoft expert Mary Jo Foley says that Microsoft’s two-year roadmap reveals Office for iOS is still nearly two years away.According to Foley, Microsoft’s roadmap for Office goes like this:Incorporate the “Blue” Metro-style design to the core Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. (Note: The referenced roadmap does not include Outlook.)Make each Office app, e.g. Word and Excel, more touch-centric and optimize these for Windows 8 and Windows RT.Update Office for Mac.Update Office for Windows Phone.Make a version of Office for “LSX” – large screen experience – displays.Update Office for RT-based (ARM) desktops.Which brings us to Fall 2014.At which point, assuming everything goes to plan, Microsoft is scheduled to release a version of Office for iOS and Android. (Even then, Foley says the roadmap doesn’t specifically reference the iPad is not specifically mentioned. Let’s hope this is a mere oversight.)Conspiracy TheoriesIt seems bizarre that Microsoft would cling to a contracting PC ecosystem and shun the massive and growing installed base of iOS and Android devices. Why would Ballmer and Microsoft wait until Fall 2014 to tap into a market that could add hundreds of millions of dollars to the company’s bottom line? There are several theories:1. Apple’s 30% cut: To sell software for iPhone or iPad you must go through Apple’s App Store. Apple takes a 30% commission on every sale. Microsoft is loathe to hand over this rather substantial cut. Indeed, Microsoft’s quarterly corporate profit margin is about 30%. The company may be hoping to negotiate better terms.2. Channel margins: This theory suggests that Microsoft is concerned that if it were to offer Office for iOS, its price would need to be far lower than Office sold through traditional channels. Apple’s own iWork productivity suite costs less than $10 per app, while Microsoft’s Office pricing is frustratingly hard to figure out – though much more than $10 per app. Lowered Office pricing for iOS and Android could foment a revolt from the makers of desktops and laptops, such as Dell or Lenovo, over the prices Microsoft charges them for pre-loaded versions of Office. Bottom line: Microsoft does not want to threaten its lucrative Office suite profits.3. Touch is hard: Considering the lack of buyer excitement over Windows 8, which offered a radical redesign of Windows to promote touchscreen use, it may be that Microsoft is finding that building a pure-touch version of Office is more difficult than expected. 4. Surface needs time: A theory put forward this week by Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott suggests that by delaying the launch of Office for iOS, Microsoft is buying time to grow sales of Windows 8 and Surface tablets. My theory is that given the obvious internal debate over the pros and cons of Office on iPad inside Microsoft, a deal was struck: Yes, the Office team could agnostically support non-Windows platforms with the Office 2013 wave of products. But it needed to wait until Windows 8/RT was firmly established in the market. Good luck with that. Ballmer’s Bad DecisionUltimately, there is a simple, unavoidable rebuttal to each of these theories, to every possible reason for delaying Office on iOS and Android. It does not matter.Just as the computing market shifted from mainframes to minis, from minis to desktops and from desktops to laptops, it is now being dominated by smartphones and tablets. There was a time when Apple needed Office to be on the Mac. That time is past. Now, Microsoft needs Office to be Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.And sooner would be better than later.Note: Microsoft’s media relations has said the company has “no information to share” regarding the next series of Office updates.Steve Ballmer image by Fredric Paul. Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Video Tutorial: Create a DIY Wireless China Ball Light

first_imgNo more looking for an outlet when you’re setting up lights on set. This DIY light kit offers mobile, cinematic light for under $200.Every filmmaker has run into this dilemma — you found the perfect shooting location, but you have no power for lighting. Whether you can’t afford a $200 generator rental or there’s no 200-ft stinger to connect to an outlet, lighting on location can seem impossible. Well, not anymore.This rig was designed by filmmaker Michael Mullins to light an outdoor documentary shoot. We liked it so much that we wanted to share it with all of you. Let’s get started! Gathering the PartsHere are the parts you need to complete this build:12-volt lawn and garden rechargable batteryAWG battery connector24-inch China BallHanging lantern cord750-watt power inverter3-in-1 light socket splitter3 100-watt-equivalent LED bulbsPainter’s poleBattery chargerYou can find all of these parts online for just over $200.Assembling the RigOnce you have assembled all of your parts, it’s time to put them together to create this piece of gear. Remember, you’re working with electricity, so be extremely careful with the battery and wires. It may be only a 12-volt battery, but it can still pack a punch.Connecting the Battery to the Power InverterFor this step, take your battery and the screws out of the box and set them on the table. Take out your battery connectors and slide the bolt through both of the holes once you have lined them up, then secure them with the nut. Make sure to tighten them with a pair of pliers for a secure connection.Remember, once the cables are connected, DO NOT touch them together! They will spark and cause a serious safety hazard. You can always cover one of them with a piece of electrical tape just to be safe.After the cables are secure, it’s time to connect them to the power inverter. This is the easy part — all you have to do is unscrew the caps on top and connect them with the corresponding-colored wire. Screw them back on once you have connected the wire, and you now have an active connection!Securing the Battery to the InverterTake some electrical or gaff tape, and lay a strip over the live connections on the battery. You don’t want live connections out in the open, especially when this thing is going to be in a backpack. Once you’ve done that, begin taping the inverter to the front of the battery. It’s a lot safer to have these two connected so they don’t come loose in a backpack. Two wrap-arounds will do the trick.Setting Up the China BallGrab your hanging lantern cord, your three lightbulbs, and your light splitter. Attach the three bulbs to the splitter, then attach that to the hanging lantern cord. Plug it in to the power supply, turn it on, and create light! (Hopefully, you get as excited as I did.)From here, you just slip the lights inside of the assembled china ball, then loop it around the hook on top to keep it secure. Grab your painter’s pole, and wrap the top of the cable around it. Secure it with a few loops of tape.Go ahead and load up your backpack, turn it on, and . . . Congratulations! You have your very own portable light source!How to Charge the RigThe battery on this rig will last just about eight hours, so make sure to connect it to the battery charger after your shoot. All you have to do to charge it is connect the charger clips to the battery’s open connections — no need to disassemble the whole thing.What Can You Use This For?There are endless possibilities when using this rig. No more downtime on set to set up lights and c-stands; just turn it on and put it in the right place. This rig will primarily come in handy during outdoor night shoots. (You won’t have to deal with the pain of generator noise using these.)You can also use the power bank for any number of things that need an outlet, such as a phone or camera battery charger. Just make sure you don’t plug anything too powerful into it so you don’t fry the battery.The world is now your well-lit oyster with this rig. Go forth, and make some cinematic content without worrying about outlets.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Minimize Your Lighting Setups For Narrative ShootsCreate An Animated Website Presentation Using After EffectsESCAPE ROOM (Short Film) — How To Composite Your Own StuntsVideo Tutorial: Camera Tips for Stabilizing a Shot in PostVideo Tutorial: Animate a 2D Mobile Device with After Effectslast_img read more

Many turncoats in touch to return to NCP: Jayant Patil

first_imgA number of MLAs, who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) prior to the Assembly elections, are in contact with the Sharad Pawar-led party, NCP State president Jayant Patil claimed on Sunday. “As many as 15-20 MLAs, including NCP leaders who switched alliances to the BJP before the polls and a number of Independents, are in touch with us. However, we are not interested in conducting a mega bharti (recruitment) and these MLAs will only be taken into our party on merit,” Mr. Patil said, ahead of the NCP’s core committee meeting in Pune.Refusing to reveal any names, he further said the decision to take such MLAs back into the party would only be reached after taking into confidence local leaders of their constituencies and the youth leadership within the party.Differing ideologiesHe emphasised that the NCP would never form a government with the BJP, given their adversarial ideologies. When asked how the party could then explain its moves to form a government with the rightwing Shiv Sena, Mr. Patil said the reigning spirit among party workers was that “a brick [Shiv Sena] is softer than a stone [the BJP].”“From mulling over giving support to the Sena from the outside, we are now actively discussing on how to form a government together. However, a common minimum programme of all three parties [Sena, NCP and Congress] would be decided in Delhi only after a meeting by the heads of all parties,” he said, remarking that while efforts were on to form a government as per the wishes of the people, the result had to be a stable government.A clandestine understanding between the BJP and the NCP before the 2014 general elections had resulted in the crumbling of the till then unbroken Sena-BJP (since 1989) and Congress-NCP (since 1999) alliances. In the aftermath of the 2014 Assembly poll result, the NCP had offered unsolicited outside support to the then minority BJP government while the Sena dithered.Core committee meetsOn Sunday, the NCP’s core committee meeting, chaired by Mr. Pawar at his Pune residence, saw the participation of the party top brass, including Mr. Patil, Ajit Pawar, Dhananjay Munde, Supriya Sule, Chhagan Bhujbal and Sunil Tatkare. The meeting went on for three hours.last_img read more

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

first_imgIn this file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. APBOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyer said on Thursday in announcing a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport.Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive disorders.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda clinches Final 4 berth, edges JRU Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claimed that the league and Patriots failed to protect their players’ safety, leading to the disease that deprived Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter, Avielle, of her father’s companionship.“Defendants were fully aware of the dangers of exposing NFL players, such as Aaron, to repeated traumatic head impacts,” the lawsuit said. “Yet, defendants concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment. A Patriots spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.The league recently agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the dangers of playing football.The “loss of consortium” lawsuit filed on Thursday is independent of the class-action suit that began making payments this summer. Baez said it was the first of its kind.ADVERTISEMENT “If we have to be groundbreakers in this area, it’s something we’re prepared to do,” he said.Hernandez committed suicide just hours before his former teammates visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory and a week after he was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston.Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime.Hernandez did not raise CTE in his defense at either trial because he claimed actual innocence.“It’s something I deeply regret,” Baez said.A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting.In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract.But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that ruling is itself being appealed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” attorney Jose Baez said.Hernandez killed himself in April in the prison cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder. Baez said Hernandez had shown signs of memory loss, impulsivity and aggression that could be attributed to CTE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed,” he said. “But you don’t know.”CTE, which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy, has been found in former members of the military , football players and boxers and others who have been subjected to repeated head trauma. 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