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Queiroz warns Iran not to get complacent against China

first_imgIran’s Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz has spoken ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinal match between his side and China.In what is the last tournament for Carlos Queiroz as coach of Iran, he will join Colombia after the competition, he has warned his players of the China threat.Iran and China will meet on January 24 in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.“We know how much the China team has progressed, especially under (coach) Marcello Lippi. It will be another difficult game, as will all the matches going forward,” Queiroz told MENAFN.“We cannot waste chances as we did against Oman, we must play with a killer instinct and we need to put the ball in the net.”“In knockout football, it is important to kill the game early, it gives you a tremendous advantage. The most important thing for the next game is to be calmer, to be smarter,” he added.Iran ended up in the first place of Group D in the tournament after collecting seven points.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.The Persians trashed Yemen 5-0 in their first game, then defeated Vietnam 2-0 in the next matchday.But in the political-charged game against Iraq, both teams ended up tying 0-0.And on the Round of 16, Iran beat Oman 2-0 to advance to the Quarterfinals where they will meet China at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium on January 24.Meanwhile, China ended up second on Group C, three points behind South Korea.The Chinese defeated Kyrgyzstan 2-1 and then the Philippines 3-0.Their only loss came at the hands of the South Koreans 2-0 in the last group matchday.China met Thailand on the Round of 16, beating them 2-1.last_img read more

Jason Liles explains how he successfully played George the Gorilla in Rampage

first_imgJason Liles explains how he successfully played George the Gorilla in ‘Rampage’ Updated: 11:51 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Preparing for a role in a play or film can be very tedious because the actor must focus on the most minute details of the character that they’re trying to portray.But preparation for Jason Liles’ role as George the Gorilla in ‘Rampage’ was just as rigorous as any other role.Jason Liles was here to tell us how he successfully played the role and received praise from other actors in the industry.“Rampage is massive, ‘Rampage’ is fun, but the one thing that ‘Rampage’ is about more than anything is the relationship I have with my best friend, ‘George,’ played absolutely brilliantly and to perfection by Jason Liles.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Jimmy Kimmel Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney, KUSI Newsroom center_img July 19, 2018 Lauren Phinney, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 19, 2018last_img read more

first_imgJP: A genuine editorial justification is that I’m interested in exploring new and different ways to tell stories, and different and innovative ways to do design. We want to offer a more interactive user experience. It’s not just a corporate [mandate]. I’m absolutely sincere that the principle justification for digital-first for Technology Review is a thinking, a mode of being, that promotes innovation and excellence. This will allow us to write smarter and more link-y journalism; to design more beautiful and interactive experiences.Though it is certainly true that print is healthy and not going away, it is by no means a growing business. It is becoming more and more expensive to acquire print readers. At the same time that’s happening, print advertising has been in free fall for the last 15 years. When I was the editor of Red Herring, in the first six months of 2000, we had more than $100 million in print advertising. We did two editions a month with 400 to 500 pages, and 40 percent of these pages was advertising. It is a great month at Technology Review when we have 30 pages of print advertising. When print audiences are not growing and it is becoming increasingly expensive to acquire new readers; when there is declining and stagnant print advertising; we’ve seen our online audiences increase 75 percent year-over-year.For me as a businessman, as I’m the publisher as well as the editor-in-chief, I must follow where the audiences and advertisers are going, and for us, they’re going to electronic media. We feel that some of the unhappiness of traditional publishers is richly deserved. They haven’t provided good service to their marketing partners and their media partners’ ad agencies. FOLIO: How are you defining “good service?” JP: National Journal; Ars Technica has an interesting membership service for Ars Technica Prime; the membership model at GigaOm. We looked outside traditional media business to the new media properties like Amazon, Google and even Facebook to begin to explore what membership and community might look like. We were transparently sincere when we said, ‘we don’t know, tell us what you want.’ We’ll add up all the stuff and try to price it at the level the market can bear. We want to be less like a traditional media company as we think about the membership model, and more like a software or Web company, maybe even like Apple.FOLIO: Describe the models you’ve worked through before getting to this digital-first plan. JP: We have very deliberately worked through a series of experimental models. We tried having an ‘all or nothing’ paywall. As many people discovered, it was the least effective of all possible options. We experimented with a porous paywall, which didn’t work for us because we don’t publish as much as NYT, WSJ or FT. They work well when you’re publishing so much. You have enough readers who are reading this waterfall of editorial that you create sufficient friction. We don’t publish that much, only three to seven stories a day. It’s not enough to create that needed friction. Then we’ve experimented with what has become a default, a paid print magazine and an entirely free site. While it works best, we don’t think that’s the long-term home of Tech Review. We suspect it will be some combination of a free website; one that’s readable on tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers, a print magazine for both national and international for as long as people want it and a membership model that does some innovative things.FOLIO: What is your revenue model now?JP: We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, fully owned corporation of MIT, which doesn’t mean we’re not in business. We are a commercial enterprise. MIT gives me zero venture capital. Everything I want to do has to be funded by cashflow. MIT provides some revenue for an alumni magazine, that is appreciated, but it by no means pays our bills. They also subsidize us in a variety of other ways—our research material is free, we have access to MIT libraries. We receive about a third of our revenue from subscribers/consumers, which includes the newsstand. We receive a third from advertising—two-thirds of that is digital. Within that final third is a mixture of the MIT contribution and what is now our largest and fastest growing line of business, which is a foreign licensing line of business; and things like list rental. JP: You know that old joke which publishers like to chortle about, when marketers say, “I know I’m wasting half my ad dollars, I just don’t know which half?” That must be really infuriating if you’re in the advertising business. Online, we know exactly which advertising dollars are effective, and a strong impulse for going digital first is to provide more unique and more interactive opportunities for our strongest advertising partners and their agencies. There are some intriguing opportunities to which we don’t have all the answers for yet, about constructing a truly digital homologue to the old subscription business around membership and community. FOLIO: What models out there are appealing to you? Technology Review editor-in-chief Jason Pontin recently provided a one-two punch of blog posts detailing a pair of significant digital pivots for the brand. Both have caused a stir among the media crowd for their frank assessment of TR‘s progress in the digital space. The first announced the brand’s plan to ditch the app model after being “deluded” by its initial appeal. The second laid the groundwork for an exploration of a membership model after a series of paid and hybrid digital strategies failed to pan out. Here, Pontin explains what he and the team behind Technology Review have planned next.FOLIO: It’s obvious that the print isn’t going away for Technology Review. You’ve made it clear that it remains important to you.Jason Pontin [JP]: I love print, and we have a very robust international publishing business where print is by and large healthier than in the United States. We have editions in Germany, in China, in India, in Italy—we hope to expand soon to the Middle East, perhaps Russia. To serve our domestic audience and to surprise and delight our international readers, print will always be part of what we do, so long as I’m editor-in-chief and publisher.FOLIO: So then what is driving the digital-first decision? FOLIO: How do you see these portions shifting as you go digital-first?JP: I suspect we’ll remain a three-legged stool, though I’d like to see the width of the legs increase. I’d like to do more foreign publisher business. As our audiences grow, particularly online, I think we’ll see digital advertising swell. I don’t anticipate we’ll significantly increase print circulation, the membership model in some form will swell our consumer revenue.last_img read more

first_img 2020 Jeep Gladiator: Taking truck love to a new level Review • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee review: An SUV with something for everyone 48 Photos Preview • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Model overview, pricing, tech and specs 0 6:19 More about 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X is just right Tags More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this:center_img Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat Chrysler Auto Tech Share your voice 2019 Fiat 500X first drive: New engine, same problems Post a comment Enlarge ImageUconnect has always been a great infotainment system, and Uconnect Market will make it even more versatile. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles General Motors has dominated its American counterparts when it comes to offering in-car commerce. Its MyLink infotainment system has been adding various integrations over the last couple years, whether it’s placing reservations through Yelp or ordering a Domino’s pizza on the fly. Fiat Chrysler’s latest announcement along similar lines should help it keep up with the Joneses.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced on Monday that the next iteration of its Uconnect infotainment system will include something called Uconnect Market. This commerce platform is similar to GM’s Marketplace, in that it will allow a variety of third-party companies to offer connected buying services directly through the infotainment system. It was developed in partnership with Xevo, which has lent its expertise to GM, as well.When setting up a Uconnect Market account, owners will have the opportunity to add a credit card for use within the marketplace. That can then be used to authorize card-free fuel fill-ups at participating Shell stations, in addition to paying for parking through integration of the ParkWhiz service. People will also be able to book service appointments and check out offers on various services, and they can also book restaurant reservations through Yelp.This builds on news from earlier in the year. In April, FCA announced that it would rely on tech from Harman and Google for its upcoming connected-car services, which will allow for over-the-air updates and, when its EVs start rolling out, additional services catered to electric cars. It can also work with usage-based insurance and even peer-to-peer car sharing, so the sky’s the limit.Uconnect Market is expected to make its way to owners via over-the-air update in the second half of 2019. It will work with 2019 and 2020 model-year vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, so long as those vehicles pack both the connectivity itself and Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen.  Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economy 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of goldlast_img read more

first_imgIn a major boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ programme that envisions Indians to be able to manufacture and service many of our current imports, the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has bagged an order to manufacture 14 Do-228 aircraft for the Indian Air Force at a order value of ₹1,090 crore.The contract calls for six reserve engines, a single flight simulator and associated equipment, HAL’s Chairman T Suvarna Raju said on Thursday. He noted that the contract reflected the trust the Defence establishment has on HAL and that the organisation remains committed in its support the nation’s defence needs. An Agni Air plane, a German-made Dornier 228 that is similar to the model that crashed on Tuesday, taxis at the domestic airport in Kathmandu.ReutersOne of the key sectors that PM Modi wants to see investment and local manufacturing is the defence sector. Currently, India ranks as the world’s biggest importer of defence related products.Dornier Do-228HAL holds the license to locally produce the Dornier Do-228 aircraft, of which it has produced 125 aircrafts, since 1983, supplying the Indian Armed Forces and also exporting the aircraft to Indian Ocean nations of Seychelles and Mauritius.The aircraft would be manufactured at HAL’s Kanpur facility.The Dornier Do-228 was designed and developed by Dornier GmbH in the late 1970s. The aircraft proved itself as a reliable, multipurpose and fuel efficient aircraft. It’s rugged but light weight twin turboprop design and a retractable tricycle landing gear allows the aircraft to operate from smaller airfields.The aircraft cockpit allows for two-person operation, and can carry 19 passenger in the commuter configuration, reported BusinessLine.last_img read more

first_imgSofia Vergara strips down for the cover of a health magazineGetty ImagesSofia Vergara sure knows how to turn up the heat, even if it is with a sultry throwback snap. The Modern Family star shared a photo from when she was in her twenties.The actress posted a gorgeous snap of herself topless at the beach. Reportedly TV star’s caption read, ‘#tbt #miami #the 90’s.’ Sofia Vergara has been around Hollywood for decades but it was with Modern Family that she got her big break. The actress started off with bit parts and a TV shows that didn’t last more than one season, but she kept on going and now Sofia is part of a hit TV show and is arguably a household name.It is known that Sofia has been nominated for four Emmys and four Golden Globes for her performance as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s hit show and that she is married to Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello. Vergara and Manganiello’s careers have only grown since they tied the knot. But as the actress revealed to ET, it’s her ambition and entrepreneurial spirit that her husband might love most about her.  Sofia VergaraReuters”He loves that I love to work, that I love to be creative, that I’m always planning my ventures, that I’m always excited about work and about business,” she gushed. “He loves that.” Joe is set to play the villain Deathstroke in the upcoming Batman solo movie. Though Ben Affleck is out as Batman, the solo Batman movie is still moving ahead. Deathstroke is a formidable Batman villain with an impressive physique, Joe will have no problem with the role as a stellar physique is something that both Joe and Sofia have in common. You can check out the pic here:last_img read more

Mueller report details Trump actions to impede inquiry

first_imgUS president Donald Trump. File photoSpecial counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how president Donald Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.The release of the 448-page report on Thursday after a 22-month investigation marked a milestone in Trump’s tumultuous presidency and inflamed partisan passions ahead of his 2020 re-election bid.Democrats said the report contained disturbing evidence of wrongdoing by Trump that could fuel congressional investigations, but there was no immediate indication they would try to remove him from office through impeachment.Mueller built an extensive case indicating the Republican president had committed obstruction of justice but stopped short of concluding he had committed a crime, though he did not exonerate the president. Mueller noted that Congress has the power to address whether Trump violated the law.”The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the president’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law,” the report stated.Mueller also unearthed “numerous links” between the Russian government and Trump’s campaign and said the president’s team “expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts,” referring to hacked Democratic emails.But Mueller, a former FBI director, concluded there was not enough evidence to establish that Trump’s campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Moscow.Trump appeared to be in a celebratory mood, saying at a White House event with wounded US troops he was “having a good day” following the report’s release, adding, “It’s called no collusion, no obstruction.” Trump, whose legal team called the report “a total victory,” has long described Mueller’s inquiry as a “witch hunt.”Trump headed to his resort in Florida for the weekend, and on landing on Thursday night told a crowd of well wishers at the airport: “Game over folks, now it’s back to work.”The report, with some portions blacked out to protect sensitive information, provided fresh details of how Trump tried to force Mueller’s ouster, directed members of his administration to publicly vouch for his innocence and dangled a pardon to a former aide to try to prevent him from cooperating with the special counsel.”The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests,” the report stated.The report said that when former attorney general Jeff Sessions told Trump in May 2017 that the Justice Department was appointing a special counsel to look into allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia, Trump slumped back in his chair and said, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.”Attorney general William Barr told a news conference Mueller had detailed “10 episodes involving the president and discusses potential legal theories for connecting these actions to elements of an obstruction offense.” Barr concluded last month after receiving a confidential copy of Mueller’s report that Trump had not actually committed a crime.Trump was wary of FBI scrutiny of his campaign and him personally, the report said. “The evidence does indicate that a thorough FBI investigation would uncover facts about the campaign and the president personally that the president could have understood to be crimes or that would give rise to personal and political concerns,” the report stated.Any impeachment effort would start in the Democratic-led House of Representatives, but Trump’s removal would require the support of the Republican-led Senate – an unlikely outcome. Many Democrats steered clear of impeachment talk on Thursday, although a prominent liberal congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, embraced the idea.”Many know I take no pleasure in discussions of impeachment. I didn’t campaign on it, & rarely discuss it unprompted,” she said on Twitter. “But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep.”The House, when it voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1998, included obstruction of justice as one of the charges. The Senate ultimately decided not to remove Clinton from office.The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, said he would issue subpoenas to obtain the unredacted Mueller report and asked Mueller to testify before the panel by 23 May.Nadler told reporters in New York Mueller probably wrote the report with the intent of providing Congress a road map for future action, but the congressman said it was too early to talk about impeachment.”Mueller’s report paints a damning portrait of lies that appear to have materially impaired the investigation, a body of evidence of improper contacts with a foreign adversary, and serious allegations about how president Trump sought to obstruct a legitimate, and deeply important, counterintelligence investigation,” the Democratic chairs of six House committees said in a statement.Election MeddlingThe inquiry laid bare what the special counsel and US intelligence agencies have described as a Russian campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States, denigrate 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and boost Trump, the Kremlin’s preferred candidate. Russia has denied election interference.In analyzing whether Trump obstructed justice, Mueller looked at a series of actions by Trump, including his attempts to remove Mueller and limit the scope of his probe and efforts to prevent the public from knowing about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York between senior campaign officials and Russians.In June 2017, Trump directed White House counsel Don McGahn to tell the Justice Department’s no. 2 official, Rod Rosenstein, that Mueller had conflicts of interest and must be removed, the report said. McGahn did not carry out the order. McGahn was home on a Saturday that month when Trump called him at least twice.”You gotta do this. You gotta call Rod,” McGahn recalled the president as saying, according to the report.House Judiciary Democrat Jamie Raskin pointed to Trump’s effort to get McGahn to fire Mueller and then lie about being told to do so as an area of interest for lawmakers, and said McGahn and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be valuable witnesses as the committee moves forward.”There are these dramatic episodes of presidential attempts to interfere with the Mueller investigation, and I think people would like to hear from a number of officials involved. White House counsel McGahn jumps out as an important witness,” he told Reuters.It also said there was “substantial evidence” Trump fired James Comey as FBI director in May 2017 due to his “unwillingness to publicly state that the president was not personally under investigation.” The FBI headed the inquiry at the time.Mueller cited “some evidence” suggesting Trump knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s controversial calls with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office, but evidence was “inconclusive” and could not be used to establish intent to obstruct.The report said Trump directed former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to ask Sessions to say the Russia investigation was “very unfair.”Barr, a Trump appointee, seemed to offer cover for Trump’s actions by saying the report acknowledges “there is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and fueled by illegal leaks.””President Trump faced an unprecedented situation. As he entered into office and sought to perform his responsibilities as president, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinizing his conduct before and after taking office and the conduct of some of his associates,” Barr said.Mueller’s team did not issue a subpoena to force Trump to give an interview to the special counsel because it would have created a “substantial delay” at a late stage in the investigation, the report said. Trump refused an interview and eventually provided only written answers.The report said Mueller accepted the longstanding Justice Department view that a sitting president cannot be indicted on criminal charges, while still recognizing that a president can be criminally investigated.The report listed 14 criminal referrals for investigation by US prosecutors but 12 of those were fully blacked out because they are open investigations.Mueller said evidence he collected indicates Trump intended to encourage his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, not to cooperate and that the evidence supports the idea that Trump wanted Manafort to believe he could receive a presidential pardon.The report said the special counsel’s team determined there was a “reasonable argument” that the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., violated campaign finance laws, but did not believe they could obtain a conviction.The report cited Trump’s repeated efforts to convince Sessions to resume oversight of the probe after he had recused himself because of his own prior contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.last_img read more

Endeavor Invests in AI Foundation Startup That Has Created AI Filters to

first_imgButtler said AI Foundation will be announcing commercial products in the next few months, based on its decentralizeed artificial-intelligence technologies. The company has 25 employees currently, most of whom are engineers and scientists.“Our focus will be commercial development and applications that naturally come out of the foundational technologies we are developing,” Buttler said. Popular on Variety AI Foundation recently introduced the first phase of Reality Defender, software built to run alongside digital experiences (such as web browsing) to detect potentially fake media. Similar to antivirus software, it scans every image, video, and other media that a user encounters for known fakes, allows reporting of suspected fakes, and runs new media through various AI-driven analysis techniques to detect signs of alteration or artificial generation.Lars Buttler, who is AI Foundation’s CEO, previously co-founded and was CEO of Trion Worlds, a games company whose massively multiplayer online games include “Trove” and “Rift.” He said the dual nonprofit/commercial mission is central to the startup’s success.“Bringing personal AI to everyone opens up a new world of personal media, forever transforming entertainment and communications,” Buttler said.Explaining AI Foundation’s partnership with Endeavor, Buttler said the talent agency and media company represents “many great stars, people who move the world,” Buttler said. “They have a very high interest in AI and what it can do for the world as well as preventing some of the dangers.” He cited the issues that have cropped up with Deepfakes, an AI tool that allows the image of a celebrity to be be superimposed on pornography.Rob Meadows, the CTO of AI Foundation who previously founded AI-enabled software startup Originate, said the Reality Defender works today as a browser plug-in similar to ad blocker. The goal is to have the technology broadly adopted as a way to alert users when they encounter fake media on the web.With the funding, Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister and David Jones, founder of You & Mr Jones, have joined the AI Foundation’s board. In addition, Biz Stone has joined the startup’s Global AI Council advisory group, tasked with researching and evaluating how AI can “move humanity forward, as well as anticipate and counteract its risks.”“The potential to recognize the true promise of AI and to amplify the best traits of humanity are the driving values of The AI Foundation,” Stone said in a prepared statement. “The recognition and proactive approach to the possible negative impact of this technology is also reassuring.” Endeavor is among the investors in AI Foundation’s $10 million initial round of funding, fueling the artificial-intelligence startup’s development of AI tools including a system that scans for and detects fake media.It’s the first outside funding for San Francisco-based AI Foundation, founded in 2017. The round was led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund venture-capital firm and marketing-tech company You & Mr Jones, with participation by Endeavor and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Other investors in AI Foundation include movie producer Charles D. King, founder and CEO of production company Macro.The startup has an ambitious dual mission of creating both free artificial-intelligence tools to thwart the negative effects of AI as well as sell commercial products. The lofty goal of the AI Foundation: to “move humanity forward through the power of decentralized, trusted, personal AI, while anticipating and counteracting the risks of AI’s proliferation in society,” according to the company. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Rakuten Viki Inks Streaming Deals for Japanese Shows From Nippon TV Asahi

first_img“These shows are a great fit for our platform, which has a proven ability to build communities around fandoms of content from around the world,” Sarah Kim, SVP of content and partnerships for Rakuten Viki.Viki has specialized in K-drama programming, and Kim said there is “a lot of crossover among fans of Japanese and Korean dramas… Since a majority of our fans are avid K-drama fans, the J-drama stories resonate well with this passionate audience.”For the shows from Nippon TV and Asahi TV, Rakuten Viki has streaming rights outside of Asia, mostly in the Americas and Europe, while some are also available in India and Oceania.Titles on Viki are available to watch free with ads. Viki’s ad-free, HD service regularly costs $49.99 annually in the U.S. Viki Pass Plus, which includes access to Kocowa’s Korean programming, is regularly $99.99 per year (currently available in a special promo for $59.99 per year).All told, Viki now offers more than 2,000 shows in the U.S., spanning content from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China. Worldwide, Viki has over 17 million registered users.Asked whether Rakuten Viki is looking to negotiate rights for titles that had previously been exclusively available in the U.S. on DramaFever — the K-drama service that Warner Bros. Digital Networks shut down in October — Kim said “we’re always looking to onboard more K-drama content, especially those that will resonate well with our audiences within the romance and romantic comedy genres.” However, she declined to identify specific shows Viki might be seeking to license.Over the past year, Viki also has released popular classics from Japan’s SPO Entertainment, including: “You’re My Pet – Kimi Wa Petto,” “Hakuouki SSL: Sweet School Life” and “I Am Reiko Shiratori! – Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu!”“We are actively identifying other markets in Asia and other regions from which content that share similar traits might be a strong fit for our platform,” Kim said. “We are also exploring further co-productions with companies beyond Korea.” The Japanese television shows arriving to the Viki platform will be subtitled by the site’s fan community, which has already translated content into more than 200 languages.Rakuten Viki also is kicking off a Japanese content “sub-a-thon” for its subtitling community. The contest will let users compete with other teams and earn points for exclusive perks by subtitling the Japanese TV shows. Additionally, the Viki platform’s Learn Mode language-learning feature, which is available directly on the video player, will now let fans learn Japanese while watching TV shows.Rakuten, a diversified Japanese Internet services company, acquired Viki in 2013.Pictured above: “Overprotected Kahoko” from Nippon TV Rakuten Viki, a streaming provider specializing in Asian TV shows and movies, has reached deals with major Japanese broadcasters Nippon TV and Asahi TV to bring a collection of their shows to audiences outside the country.The collection of new shows coming to Rakuten Viki under the pacts include 10 series from Nippon TV and six from Asahi TV.The titles from Asahi TV, tentatively scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2019, are “Holiday Love,” “Adult High School,” “Anino Dating Agency,” “Age Harassment,” “Sumika Sumire” and “Good-bye, Enari-kun.”Of the 10 titles acquired from Nippon TV, five are now available on Viki.com: “Overprotected Kahoko” (pictured above), “Caution, Hazardous Wife,” “Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa,” “A Girl’s Breakfast” and “Frankenstein’s Love.” In addition, five more from Nippon TV are coming soon to the platform: “May I Blackmail You?,” “SWIM!,” “Tokyo Tarareba Girls,” “Pretty Proofreader” and “Your Home is My Business!” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety last_img read more

first_imgOculus VR’s virtual reality headset is right around the corner. You’ll of course need the device and its accessories, but you’ll also need a PC capable of running it. If one doesn’t already have a powerful rig, there are two options available: either upgrade your current PC to meet the specifications required or purchase an Oculus Ready PC.Oculus VR announced today that ASUS, Alienware, and Dell would be releasing the first Oculus Ready PCs to the public. The PCs are not only capable of running the Oculus Rift, but also come bundled with the device and its peripherals, including a sensor, remote, Xbox One controller, and two games: Eve: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack and Lucky’s Tale. The PCs can also be purchased separately.These machines will be available to pre-order starting on February 16 from Amazon, Best Buy, and the Microsoft Store. These bundles will ship in limited quantities to select countries and regions in April. Those who pre-ordered the Oculus Rift can get one of these PCs at a discount by opting into partner offers from the order page.Bundle prices range from $949 for the ASUS G11D to $2549 for Alienware’s Alienware Area 51, though the latter isn’t offered as a bundle. Check here to see the other PCs available for purchase.Last month, Oculus VR announced that its long-awaited Oculus Rift VR headset would be priced at $600 and that it would be taking pre-orders for the device with it expected to start shipping in March. Despite the relatively high price point, the headset sold out in minutes.Now that there are easy peasy bundles, are you more likely to grab an Oculus? Let us know!last_img read more

Open Garden plants app for open network

first_imgThe technology offers an “automatic path choice.” When the network detects multiple Internet connections, it will select the fastest one available and will switch to another connection if the original slows or goes off line. This is being promoted as a mobile mesh network that can route data “opportunistically” through the right assets at the right time. The advantage is that it can offload traffic from an overburdened access route to one less utilized. The Open Garden founders built and patented their own discovery mechanisms so devices that run the software can easily detect each other. When asked about the implications of this advancement on battery power, the answer was that most of the power consumption comes from the data transmission. Open Garden instead can help the user save some battery by offloading to WiFi, which uses less power than a 3G or 4G connection.As the app is freely downloadable, the team was asked how they intended to make any money. The Open Garden team’s answer was by the freemium business model, historically commonplace with Open Source ventures, where revenues come in from special enterprise-level services for business customers, or sponsorships, or advertising. The team said they aim for a freemium model with extra features like VPN access for business users. Explore further (Phys.org) — The Open Garden network app, which was launched in private beta in February, is now available free for download. The San Francisco based startup, founded in 2010, is set to break down the in walls of connectivity — in seeking out Internet access or making do with spotty connections — that have become the status quo. The Open Garden team voices a general complaint that Operators behave as if broken networks are a fact of life. “Mobile networks are like closed gardens, separated by walls. If you own a smartphone from Carrier A and find yourself unable to surf the mobile web, you cannot use spectrum owned by Carrier B, or a nearby fixed line broadband connection owned by Carrier C.” Citation: Open Garden plants app for open network (2012, June 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-garden-app-network.html More information: opengarden.com/ The Open Garden application interconnects devices, whether smartphones, laptops or tablets. to form a wireless peer-to-peer mesh network for access to the Internet. The team presented their case at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt conference. They answered questions from a conference panel about the capabilities, repercussions from industry, and business model for the startup.Cofounder and CEO Micha Benoliel told the audience that Open Garden is announcing the new app as “disruptive” because the application makes it so simple for a user to be connected.The mesh network allows Open Garden-enabled devices to automatically share Internet access and bandwidth. Essentially, you are riding on the Web access of other Open Garden app users, using peer-to-peer connections that form the network.center_img © 2012 Phys.Org Technology watchers reacting to the debut are supportive but tending to ask the same question: What will carriers do, if not openly revolt? The very idea of a crowdsourcing platform for mobile connectivity may not go down easily with carriers who may think this will hurt their business. The company says it may take time for carriers to accept the app as able to help their business. “The promise of hyperconnectivity will be fulfilled when the walls that separate the carriers’ closed garden finally open for the benefit of the industry and all users.” Benoliel has said that Open Garden already has an agreement with a “forward-looking” European carrier.Open Garden is available for Android, Windows, and Mac. The team plans for an iOS version in the future.On Monday, a reviewer said she was able to use Open Garden to surf the Internet on a smart phone using Firefox (Firefox is needed to browse with Open Garden if on an Android device, along with a browser add-on). Video streaming by way of another phone’s 4G connection, she said, looked a bit stilted but the quality was not bad. Ex-AOL exec calls Facebook new ‘walled garden’ 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

A possible explanation for why pygmy people in the jungle are so

first_img Modern Flores Island pygmies show no genetic link to extinct ‘hobbits’ © 2018 Science X Network Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Scientists have long been stumped by the short stature of pygmy people. Most pygmy people have developed shorter stature while living in a tropical region, such as in Malaysia or the Amazon jungle. But what about living in the jungle causes nature to select for shorter stature? Some have suggested a smaller body dissipates heat better, or can better deal with high humidity levels. But the truth is that no one knows the real reason. In this new effort, the researchers set out to find the answer. They first came up with a hypothesis, and then carried out some experiments to test their ideas.The hypothesis was that it is easier for shorter people to walk around in the dense jungle—taller people with longer strides find it more difficult to get around in dense jungle forests. To test this idea, the researchers built models meant to mimic the behavior of people of different sizes making their way through a jungle. They then compared what they found with real human beings—watching and recording as both taller people and pygmy people made their way through the jungles of the Batek of Peninsular Malaysia and the Tsimane in Bolivia.The researchers report that both their models and their observations of people walking in jungle environments agreed with their hypothesis—the shorter pygmy people were far better at making their way through the jungle, and it appeared that shorter step length was the reason. The shorter steps allowed the Pygmy people to move much more quickly through the dense underbrush, making foraging much more efficient. The researchers suggest their results offer the first evidence of the shorter stature of the Pygmy people being a phenotype with adaptive benefits. A team of researchers from the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, Harvard University, the University of Exeter and the University of California has come up with a new theory to explain the short stature of pygmies living in the jungle. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group suggests that shorter steps taken by shorter people are an evolutionary advantage in the jungle.center_img Credit: CC0 Public Domain More information: Vivek V. Venkataraman et al. Locomotor constraints favour the evolution of the human pygmy phenotype in tropical rainforests, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2018). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1492 Citation: A possible explanation for why pygmy people in the jungle are so short (2018, November 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-explanation-pygmy-people-jungle-short.html 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

first_img 2 min read Register Now » November 1, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Howard Schultz has stepped down from the board of Square, to be replaced by former Goldman Sachs exec David Viniar. Schultz’s exit from the mobile-payment company comes as no shock, as the Starbucks CEO took the position planning to stay for a year. Schultz joined Square’s board last August, investing $25 million to use its technology to process credit card payments in Starbucks stores. “Jack (Dorsey) has assembled a strong and forward-thinking leadership team at Square,” said Schultz in a statement. “I am proud of what our companies have accomplished together this past year and I’m excited about the opportunities for Starbucks and Square to continue to innovate.” Related: 3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should CareRecent Starbucks innovations include Tweet-a-coffee, increasing its number of cloud-based Clover coffee-brewing machines and opening a tea bar. Innovating has paid off: On Wednesday, the coffee chain reported that total net revenues increased 13 percent in the fourth quarter, with earnings per share rising 37 percent. Schultz’s replacement, David Viniar, was most recently chief financial officer of Goldman Sachs. He worked for the company for more than 30 years. “David’s extraordinary financial insight and expertise will add another valuable perspective to our world-class board,” Dorsey, CEO of Square and co-founder of Twitter, said in a statement. Square’s Board of Directors also includes co-founder Jim McKelvey, Larry Summers, Roelof Botha, Vinod Khosla and Mary Meeker.Related: Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email  Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more