47:36 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:0:00: Rose and Jim give a news brief on Georgia Tech computing professor Dr. Rich DeMillo being among those calling on Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to utilize paper ballots in the state’s June 20th runoff election;1:58: It’s been a year since the deadly massacre at Orlando gay night club, called Pulse, where a gunman killed 49 and injured dozens more;4:47: Atlanta City Councilwoman, Keisha Lance Bottoms, talks about legislation that was unanimously approved regarding animal control ordinance, including harsher punishments for owners of “vicious and dangerous dogs”;20:34: Bryan Schroeder, executive director at the Giving Kitchen, and Brad Kaplan, interim Director of Marketing at the Giving Kitchen, talk to us about the nonprofit helping the local hospitality community in times of need;34:44: Jon Jordan, partner at local law firm Hecht Walker P.C., chats about how to appeal a tax assessment, as many Fulton County residents are still furious over steep increases to their property taxes.Like us on Facebook ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Share
SOUTH AFRICA: Details of a R97bn large-scale rolling stock renewal plan were set out when Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa held an industry day on April 5 to gauge interest from potential suppliers and financiers.There is an ‘urgent’ need for new trains to replace life-expired vehicles based on 1950s technology. PRASA hopes to have the first of 6 600 new vehicles entering service in 2015, with deliveries running to 2030. Of these, 4 600 vehicles will be formed as 718 EMUs for Metrorail commuter services, while the remaining 2 000 will be hauled coaches for Shosholoza Meyl’s inter-city fleet. Around 97 new electric and 27 diesel locomotives will also be needed. A feasibility study is to be completed by June, before an inter-departmental team drawn from the Treasury and departments of Transport, Trade & Industry and Public Enterprises invites proposals by March 2012 at the latest. The preferred bidder is to be announced in August 2012 and contracts signed in November. Local input will be required, with Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele saying he ‘cannot over-emphasise the fact that this will create opportunities for business, stimulate the rail engineering industry and related suppliers in the value-chain as well as contribute to our industrial policy objectives, especially the revitalisation of our own industry, employment creation as well as development of new skills.’ Prasa CEO Lucky Montana said the upgrade cannot be postponed, as without it, the railway could ‘collapse’ in less than 10 years. However Ndebele stressed that ‘the coffers of the state are not sufficient to fund such a large programme’. The government will contribute R30·2bn over the next three years, but ‘a significant and sustained commitment from local and international financiers will be required’.
Manchester United and Chelsea both secured the last remaining top four spots while Aston Villa stayed up on as the 2019-20 English Premier League drew to a dramatic close on Sunday.United in 3rd were tied with 4th-placed Chelsea and both teams entered the final day needing a point apiece to stay above the Foxes who were a further point behind.While Chelsea welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers to Stamford Bridge, the Red Devils headed to the King Power Stadium looking to hold off the Foxes and secure a return to the Champions League.Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud struck to give Chelsea the win required to clinch Champions League football while Wolves, sixth prior to the game dropped to seventh on the log to miss out of the Europa League.Over at the King Power Stadium, a cautious United found it difficult going against the Foxes who had Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi on from the start.A drab first half ended in a goalless stalemate but with the game looking likely to end in a draw, United striker Anthony Martial was felled by Johnny Evans and Wes Morgan in the box with referee Mark Atkinson awarding a penalty in the 71st-minute.Bruno Fernandes dispatched the spot-kick with ease to put United in charge of their destiny.The Foxes pressed for a desperate equaliser and substitute Harvey Barnes nearly drew them level but his shot was straight at David De Gea in goal for United. Former United defender Evans then saw red for a rash tackle on Scot McTominay in added time.Any hope of a Leicester equaliser was evaporated in added time as goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel inexplicably lost the ball to United substitute Jesse Lingard to tap into an empty net and send United into next season’s Champions League.The Foxes finish fifth and will make do with a Europa League spot where they will be joined by Tottenham Hotspur who took advantage of Wolves’ loss to sneak into sixth with a draw at Crystal Palace.While Leicester City’s fifth-placed finish is highly creditable, the Foxes will undoubtedly be disappointed and end the season on an anti-climax after being in a position to reach the Champions League for so long.It will be scant consolation for them that striker Vardy will claim the Golden Boot, as the Premier League’s top scorer with 23 goals.The drama at the top was also replicated at the bottom where two of Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Watford headed into the final day with relegation beckoning.Villa, a point above Watford and three above Bournemouth the other two needed to better the results of the other two to avoid joining already relegated Norwich City in the Championship next season.Jack Grealish’s 84th-minute goal looked to have secured Villa’s top-flight status but Andriy Yarmolenko replied a minute later to ensure a nervy end to the match.In any event, the draw proved sufficient as Watford succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to drop to the second tier where they will be joined by Bournemouth who end their five-year Premier League stay despite a spirited 3-1 victory at Everton.Kevin De Bruyne equalled Thierry Henry’s Premier League record of 20 assists in a season as Manchester City walloped Norwich City 5-0 in what was David Silva’s final game in the English top-flight.De Bruyne scored twice and assisted Raheem Sterling’s 20th league goal of the campaign while Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez grabbed the other goals for City.Elsewhere, Virgil Van Dyke, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane were all on target as champions Liverpool finished the campaign with 99 points after a 3-1 win at Newcastle.Southampton ensured a strong end to the season with a 3-1 defeat of Sheffield United while Burnley secured a second top ten finish despite a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton who finished the campaign with their highest ever Premier League points total.Related
The seven-day preliminary hearing that was set to start Monday for a Wallaceburg women facing a first-degree murder charge has been rescheduled to September.Kourtny Audette was in Superior Court in Chatham Monday morning for her preliminary hearing. The court, however, delayed the hearing to provide enough time for a psychological assessment of Audette.The hearing was originally scheduled to run from July 15 to July 19 and July 22 to July 23.Preliminary hearings, where the Crown presents key parts of evidence against the accused, are held to determine whether or not the case will go to trial. Any evidence presented during these hearings is subject to a publication ban.The new start date for the preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Chatham Courthouse.Audette, 26, is accused in the death of 24-year-old Nick Laprise. According to previously published reports, emergency crews responded to a Book Street home in Wallaceburg on April 18, 2018, where a man – later identified as Laprise – died at the scene.Audette remains in custody. Audette was in court on June 3 for a bail hearing, which was halted because the proposed surety was unable to attend and be cross-examined by the Crown because she couldn’t get time off work. The Crown indicated at that time that bail would be opposed, but defence lawyer Laura Joy told the court Audette was abandoning her bail application for now.
Google Chrome is probably the best browser available, if speed and extensions are both important to you, and one major problem experienced by Mac users was just solved. The developer version of Chrome for Mac just released an update that allows users to manage bookmarks better than ever before. (If you’re reading this, you should use the developer version.)Before today, bookmarks in Chrome for Mac were unbearable. Now they are a joy to click, drag around, delete and rename. The only remaining problem I see? Major issues with Adobe Flash. Is there anything else you wish was fixed in Chrome? marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Browsers#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts
Big is BeautifulNintendo may be having hardware issues, but what about EA, the largest third-party publisher of video games in the world? It doesn’t make hardware and supports just about every platform avialable. Are its recent financial issues the result of a creeping death in traditional gaming?According to Billy Pidgeon, Senior Analyst at M2 Research who has also helped produce more than 20 video games, the lavish, high-budget blockbuster still has legs. “I think there will always be an audience for hard-core games, particularly for the online multiplayer category.”Need an example? Try Blizzard Entertainment, producers of World of Warcraft – the most successful video game of all time. It’s generated an estimated $10 billion in revenues since its launch in 2004 (more than three Avatars), and while its numbers have ebbed lately, WoW still has roughly 10 million paying subscribers. Expectations are equally high for Blizzard’s next two titles: Diablo III and a still-secret, 90-developer project, code-named “Titan.”Blizzard is hardly alone. Microsoft’s Halo 3 pulled in $170 million in its first 24 hours. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV stole $500 million in its first week.Increasingly though, it’s all about a few really big hits. And large, expensive projects are always a gamble: BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic – published by EA – hit 1 million subscribers in three days but still received a rough reception from some analysts. Still, there’s no denying that plenty of hard-core gaming companies are more than getting by. Small is BigBig games may not be dead, but casual, social games definitely have the momentum. Zynga, casual gaming’s 800-pound gorilla, reported 182 million monthly unique users in Q1 2012, up 25 percent from last year. While most of those users aren’t paying to play, there are plenty of ancillary revenue opportunities in the form of advertising, in-game purchases and upgrades. With its production engine and Facebook’s social network providing a backbone, Zynga can pump out new-but-familiar games in a matter of weeks, keeping well ahead of its users.So casual games are massively profitable, but should EA be scared of Zynga? Only if Grand Theft Auto and Words With Friends really compete. And that might be a bit of a stretch.On some level, there are only so many leisure minutes in the day, and as Pidgeon points out, gamers will cross genres in some circumstances. But a deeply immersive, high-skill game like Halo is as likely to compete with watching movies or playing football in the park as it is with an online word game.Pidgeon sizes the long-term market for hardcore games “in the tens of millions” of users. That’s not the “accessible worldwide market in the hundreds of millions” available to Zynga, but hard-core users pay, and they generate more than enough money to keep the industry viable. So What Is Gaming Now?The definition of “gaming” is getting fuzzy. Once upon a time, when video games existed only in arcades and on home gaming consoles, life was simple. Then the Internet added targeting, socializing and advertising to our procrastination impulse, and modern casual gaming was born. Two paradigms, and two different markets, lumped under a single word.Those distinctions could be about to get a lot more jumbled.Jim Ying, the senior VP of publishing at the social game publisher 6waves, sees “a complete blurring of lines as to what is a social game and what is a hardcore game” as console/PC platforms enable social hooks, and alternative devices become more powerful.At least in the near-term, Pidgeon sees “rapid growth in the ‘mid-core’ category of more challenging games (Kabam’s Dragons of Atlantis, Kixeye’s Battle Pirates) for mobile, PC and social networks.” Whether we’re in for a blended spectrum or a number of distinct categories, the gaming world is going to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and that’s not necessarily helpful.John Riccitiello summed up the real reason behind EA’s initiative when he said “We would like to be No. 1 in every possible area, in every geography.” It’s not that old-style gaming is dead. It’s just that “gaming” means a lot more now, and EA wants to own it all.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts Nintendo Needs a PlumberNintendo is facing a reality Sega encountered more than a decade ago: Unless you’re Apple, vertical integration doesn’t work. In the gaming business, hardware vendors subsidize their consoles in the hopes that they’ll sell games. If the consoles or games aren’t popular, they lose.It’s a testament to Nintendo’s savvy and branding that it stayed profitable for this long, but Wii sales are slipping, the DS3 is failing to gain traction and armies of gamers on other platforms are missing out on its signature franchises. Nintendo may need to start moving past its hardware focus. Nanako Imazu, a Tokyo-based analyst at CLSA, told Reuters that to stay in the game, “Nintendo has to deal with the change and let Mario games be played on non-Nintendo devices.” Mass Effect. Grand Theft Auto. Halo. Farmville?The gaming industry has long been dominated by franchises with hardware-crushing graphics, hundreds of hours of tightly scripted gameplay, and multiyear development budgets of $50 million or more. But now the hottest titles are mobile or Facebook games that took a couple guys a week to knock out. Does Z-Y-N-G-A spell “game over” for big gaming?Clearly, something is changing. On April 26, Nintendo reported its first quarterly loss in 30 years. On the same day, Electronic Arts’ CEO John Riccitiello went on NPR’s California Report to paint a grim picture of the future of “hard-core” gaming. With soaring costs and long lead times being exploited by “casual” gaming upstarts, industry’s oldest hardware-maker and its biggest publisher are in trouble.But is casual gaming eating hard-core gaming’s lunch, or are they completely different meals? 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We know the name now of the person whose remains were found in Callaway County last month.The sheriff’s department says it does not suspect foul play in the death of Fulton native Loy Peters, 39.Peters’ remains were found close to County Road 311 on Feb. 24 near Route F west of Fulton.
Are you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?Touch Football Australia (TFA) and the National Rugby League (NRL) are seeking suitably qualified applicants for the unique key leadership position of State Operations Manager – Tasmania, to be based in Hobart.TFA’s mission is to lead Touch Football and develop the dynamic sport to the position of Australia’s leading community sport. Rugby League is the Greatest Game of All with a vision to be the most entertaining, most engaging and most respected sport. With dual reporting lines to the TFA General Manager, Regional Operations and NRL Affiliated States Manager, the successful candidate will be employed by TFA, yet actively represent both organisations across Tasmania. The successful candidate will capitalise on the first joint opportunity following the TFA and NRL strategic alliance. Crucial to this role will be the ability to manage and drive the delivery and expansion of TFA and NRL programs throughout Tasmania.Key responsibilities range from implementing strategies, policies and procedures to efficiently manage competitions and events, building key stakeholder relationships, as well as budget management and reporting. The ideal candidate for the role will have the following knowledge, skills and qualifications:· Tertiary qualifications in sport management or related field are desirable · Demonstrated success in sports program delivery and competition management· Excellent written and oral communication skills supported by interpersonal skills of a high order· Proven experience working with volunteers in a non-profit environment· Demonstrated experience and skills to work within a specific budget, operational plans and strategic plans· Experience in working in a diverse team to achieve planned outcomes· Demonstrated ability to consistently display customer services principles, practices and attributes· Sound understanding of the structures and needs of the NRL and TFA communities· Demonstrated computer literacy and competence in particular excel and database tools· Demonstrated initiative and self-managementFor further information or to lodge your application (CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria), please email [email protected] If you have a Rugby League specific questions relating to this role, please email Graham McNaney at [email protected] will close Friday, 12 September 2014 at 5.00pm EST.Related Filespd_sops_som_tfa_nrl_tas-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacant
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Hyndman improved from Scotland stintby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is happy at the progress he has seen from Emerson Hyndman.The 22-year-old was on loan at Hibernian for six months.It was his second spell in Scotland, having previously been loaned out to Rangers. Now he is back with the team, adding to the competition for places in midfield.Howe said to reporters: “Emerson has done well in Scotland. We are really pleased with the progress he has made.””From the perspective of dealing with the media, big crowds and high expectations, Scottish football is excellent.”The football is high-tempo. It’s very similar to football in this country where it is blood and thunder and the games matter so much. The supporters are really passionate at every club.”It has been beneficial for him.”
Michigan is one of the big winners of National Signing Day, landing No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary a few hours ago. That doesn’t impress everyone from the state, however. NBA All-Star and former Michigan State basketball great Draymond Green was tweeted at about Gary by a Michigan fan. In response, he brought up his recruitment, and the fact that former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell, now one of the NFL’s top rushers, was a two-star [email protected] yeah I was 127 out of 150 when I left high school and LeVeon bell was a 2 star. That never matters!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 3, 2016Green wasn’t the top player in his class back in 2008, but he was a four-star recruit according to most recruiting services. His point about Bell is valid, however. ESPN, Rivals, and Scout all had Bell as a two-star. While schools like Michigan State often do well with diamonds in the rough, most coaches would rather fill their classes with known superstars, and take their chances that way.