Hedwig And The Angry Inch Partners With HetrickMartin Institute

first_imgProducers of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway have announced a charitable partnership with Hetrick-Martin Institute, “the nation’s oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth to reach their full potential.”Hedwig and the Angry Inch begins preview performances Saturday and opens April 22 at the Belasco Theatre with How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris starring as Hedwig, a fictional East German rock singer living as a female after a botched gender-reassignment operation.The musical will donate a portion from each ticket sale to Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, a New York City public transfer school where at-risk youth can learn without fear of physical or emotional attacks. According to a press release, the partnership “will also utilize the resources of the production, including representatives from the show meeting with young people in an educational and mentoring capacity, and additional fundraising support.”“Hetrick-Martin Institute has always been a part of Hedwig’s DNA and I’m thrilled HMI is able to join Hedwig on her journey to Broadway,” writes producer David Binder in a statement. “Our cast, creative team, and my fellow producers have been overwhelming in their support of this initiative benefiting this inspiring and incredibly important organization.”Hetrick-Martin Institute CEO Thomas Krever adds, “HMI is deeply grateful to Neil Patrick Harris and the entire Hedwig and the Angry Inch production team for partnering with HMI to help us provide life-changing programs to LGBTQ youth. Hedwig’s message of being proud of who you are resonates deeply with the thousands of youth we serve each year.”Hedwig’s relationship with Hetrick-Martin Institute began with the 2003 tribute album Wig in a Box: Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which benefited HMI, and the 2006 film Follow My Voice, a documentary about the Harvey Milk High School and the making of Wig in a Box.For more information on the charitable partnership, visit HedwigBroadway.com/HMI.last_img read more

Goa CM drops Dy CM after 2 MGP MLAs break away from

first_imgPanaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Wednesday dropped deputy CM Sudin Dhavalikar after two MLAs of the latter’s MGP broke away and joined the ruling BJP. Dhavalikar, the lone MGP MLA who did not break away from the party, hit back, terming the development as “dacoity by chowkidars”. In a communication addressed to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Sawant informed her about dropping Dhavalikar. “I have dropped Sudin Dhavalikar from the cabinet. The decision on filling up the vacant seat will be taken very soon,” Sawant told PTI. The CM’s recommendation to drop Dhavalikar was accepted by Sinha. “The Governor is pleased to accept the recommendation of chief minister that Sudin Dhavalikar shall cease to be a minister in the council of ministers headed by Chief Minister, with immediate effect,” an official notification said. Dhavalikar said, “People are stunned the way, in the middle of the night, chowkidars conducted dacoity on MGP. People are watching and they will consider their course of action,” he said. He claimed the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party was an outfit of the masses and would not be eliminated by such moves. Dhavalikar was allotted portfolios of Transport and Public Works which would be now looked after by Sawant. Governor Sinha, who is in New Delhi now, has cut short her visit and would be arriving in Goa later during the evening to administer the oath to the new minister replacing Dhavalikar. During the wee hours Wednesday, two of the three Maharashrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLAs– Manohar Ajgaonkar and Dipak Pawaskar– gave a letter to officiating Speaker Michael Lobo, merging their party’s legislative wing with the BJP. Dhavalikar, the third MGP MLA, did not sign the letter. On Tuesday, MGP president Dipak Dhavalikar had claimed that his party was the target of a conspiracy by opponents. He had said moves were afoot by rivals to wean away Ajgaonkar and Pawaskar, and in the process isolate Sudin Dhavalikar. “Any attempt to disturb our MLAs will be viewed seriously and we won’t mind pulling out of the government,” the MGP chief had said.last_img read more

Seven Moroccan Soldiers Reportedly Killed in Yemen

Rabat – Seven Moroccan soldiers were reportedly killed on Sunday night along with Saudi soldiers in a rocket strike in Yemen as fighting flared before Tuesday’s peace talks.This information should be taken with utmost caution, as Moroccan authorities have not confirmed the death of the soldiers.The number of confirmed casualties on the Moroccan side is still not clear. Citing Asset Source, a mobile intelligence and monitoring company, the International Business Times reported that nine Moroccan soldiers were reportedly killed in the attack, in addition to 16 and 18 Sudanese, 23 Saudi, seven Emiratis. According to Reuters, “Two senior commanders from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were among dozens of Gulf, Yemeni and Sudanese soldiers killed,” in the attack.“In the absence of official sources, the information remains pure propaganda of the Houtis, following rumors about a Moroccan participation in ground operations,” Moroccan military expert, Abdelhamid Harifi, was quoted by medias24 as saying.Moroccan daily Assabah reported on its December 3 issue that Morocco had sent 1,500 elite soldiers to Yemen to participate in the Arab Coalition’s ground military offensive. However, the information was not confirmed by any statement from Moroccan authorities.“It is possible that Morocco has sent officers to assist in the development of tactics on the field, but to deploy them in Yemen is not likely,” Arifi added.According to Albawaba, the attack left nearly 150 casualties among the Saudi-led forces.“The Yemeni army, backed by popular committees loyal to the Houthi rebel movement, targeted a Saudi military headquarters in the Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz with a Tochka ballistic missile on Sunday night,” Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported.The Tochka rocket strike on a Red Sea army camp south-west of the besieged city of Taiz appears to be “one of the bloodiest setbacks for Gulf forces” after months of fighting against Iran-allied Houthi forces and Yemeni army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.If confirmed, tragedy comes only one day before a seven-day renewable ceasefire is scheduled to come into effect.The Iran-backed Houthi group had claimed responsibility for the “downing” of the Moroccan F-16 warplane in the Saada region in the north of Yemen.Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition in a military campaign from late March to stop the Iran-backed Houthi militias.Update:Moroccan authorities denied on Monday the death of their soldiers in Yemen.“The Kingdom of Morocco denies categorically the information published by some news agencies on the death of Moroccan soldiers in Yemen, said Monday a communiqué of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC).“Such information is baseless,” the statement added. Furthermore, Morocco has at no time confirmed the sending of troops to that country for the purpose of a land engagement as reported by several media, including the Moroccan press,” it concluded. read more

Significant announcement scheduled for Thursday at Brock University

The Brock community is invited to an announcement in the Learning Commons on Thursday, Nov. 3 that will help strengthen innovation across the Niagara region.Brock officials will be joined by several members of the federal and provincial governments, including Navdeep Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Deb Matthews, Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.At 2 p.m., dignitaries will tour Brock’s co-generation facilities. The announcement itself will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons area of the James A. Gibson Library.

Ohio State mens soccer advances to NCAA Tournament 2nd round after PK

Members of the OSU and Akron men’s soccer teams face the flag during the national anthem before a Nov. 20 NCAA Tournament 1st round match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU advanced on penalty kicks, 1-1 (13-12). Credit: Emily Yarcusko / For The Lantern Five rounds of penalty kicks weren’t enough to decide a winner. Nor were six, or 10 or 14.It took a 15-round penalty kick shootout for the Ohio State men’s soccer team to advance past Akron, 1-1 (13-12), in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night.“I think this result is what being a Buckeye is all about,” redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov said. “We battled through the end, we believed we could do it, we persevered and we did it.”The teams went back-and-forth until Ivanov denied Akron redshirt-freshman midfielder/defender Robby Dambrot to open the 15th round. OSU junior midfielder Zach Mason then put it into the net for his second score of the shootout to put an end to the game.“It’s relieving, and it’s just euphoria after that,” Mason said about his game clincher. “I mean, I don’t even know, I couldn’t even think, it’s just so exciting.”OSU coach John Bluem said the team has been working on penalty kicks since the days leading up to the Big Ten Tournament in preparation for a shootout.“We practice on them every day since the week before postseason play started because any of the postseason games can go to penalty kicks,” Bluem said. “But I think the main thing is just to be confident, pick where you’re going to go, don’t watch the goalkeeper’s doing if he’s jumping back and forth, just pick where you’re going to go and put it right in there.”In all, 30 shots were taken in the shootout, with 25 finding the back of the net. Ivanov said, even of the three stops he made, there is no strategy other than simply guessing.Members of the OSU men’s soccer team celebrate a goal from junior defender Kyle Culbertson (3) during a match against Akron on Nov. 20 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU advanced on penalty kicks, 1-1 (13-12).Credit: Emily Yarcusko / For The Lantern“At that point, you’ve just gotta pick a way and just dive, just get your hands there and make the save as best you can,” Ivanov said.Those 30 penalty kicks were not the only ones taken on the night, either.In the 30th minute, a collision off an Akron corner kick awarded the Zips a penalty shot, served by Akron sophomore midfielder Adam Najem. Najem sent it to the right post, where Ivanov dove, but not in time to stop the shot.“We thought in the first half that we played pretty well, and that it was – I haven’t seen video of it yet – but it was a pretty tough penalty kick call early on there,” Bluem said.The goal was Najem’s 14th of the year, moving him into a tie for third in the nation.OSU had trouble generating much offense in the first half, as it had to play against the strong, cold winds after Akron elected to play with the wind first. The Buckeyes only managed one first-half shot, compared to four for Akron, two of which were on target.However, the teams switched sides in the second half, and the Buckeyes were able to play the final 45 minutes with the wind at their backs.Despite five corner kicks and the majority of the possession in the first 20 minutes of the second half, OSU started slow, not registering a shot until 63rd minute.That first shot might have been all the Buckeyes needed to loosen up.About three minutes later, junior defender Kyle Culbertson received a pass in front of the box off a free kick from junior defender Liam Doyle, and put it into the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season to tie the game.“It was just a set piece,” Culbertson said. “Liam Doyle had a great ball in, and it just fell through the back side. I just wanted to make sure I got solid contact and put it on frame.”The Zips had a chance to regain the lead with just over four minutes left in regulation, when a give-and-go freed up freshman forward Adi Dakwar with a shot at the net, but his shot banged high off the goalpost.OSU freshman forward Marcus McCrary then suffered a similar fate about 90 seconds later, when his shot careened off the Akron goalpost, causing the game to head to overtime.In the first overtime, OSU outshot Akron, 3-1, but none represented any real scoring chance, and the game went to double overtime.Despite a trio of good looks for the Buckeyes in the second overtime, no one could find the back of the net there either. OSU outshot Akron, 3-0, in the period, but the game advanced to penalty kicks.Culbertson originally signed with Akron out of high school before transferring to Columbia, and finally transferring a second time to OSU before the 2013 season. He had to sit out that season because of NCAA double-transfer rules. Despite never playing a game for the Zips, he said he had some extra motivation against his former school.“It’s not a team we like to lose to, an instate rival, especially me, I’m not a big fan having been in an Akron shirt before, I definitely don’t like losing to them,” Culbertson said.The overtime session was the third of the season for Akron, and sixth for OSU.OSU, appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010 when it advanced to the regional semifinals, now earns the right to face the No. 1 seed in the tournament and defending champion, Notre Dame.However, Bluem said his team’s difficult regular season schedule has adequately prepared it for a game like that.“I think it’s great that we’re going to go play the number-one seed in the country in the tournament,” Bluem said. “We have played one of the most difficult schedules of any team in the country all year long, and we’ve responded pretty well.”Bluem said that missing out on winning the Big Ten championship has motivated his team further.“We kinda feel like there’s still work left to be done, because we missed out on some things that we almost had,” Bluem said. “So now here’s another opportunity, and it’s a great challenge, but it’s a great opportunity, and our guys have been seizing those moments all year long, hopefully we can rise to the occasion and do it one more time.”OSU’s second-round matchup with Notre Dame is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Sunday in South Bend, Ind. read more

Obama assures the Ecumenical Patriarch

first_imgThe Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos expressed his contentment after holding 30-minute talks on Tuesday with US President Barack Obama. The US President assured him that when he meets with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on December 7, he will stress the need to respect the Ecumenical Patriarchate and call on him to allow the reopening of the Halki School of Theology. “Mention was made of human rights and of our problems of the Patriarchate. Indeed, he told us that he is expecting the prime minister of Turkey in December. And he will mention all these issues to him as he had done on other occasions. As you are aware, during his visit to Turkey he raised the issue of the reopening of the Halki School of Theology at the Grand Turkish National Assembly and said that he will not cease to speak about these issues which for him are issues of religious freedom and human rights for which he is interested for all the world,” the Ecumenical Patriarch said. “This was his message. We also spoke about the Greek community here and the freedom enjoyed by the Orthodox people in America. And the president said that this is self-evident because it is anticipated by the Constitution of America,” Mr Vartholomeos added. Speaking outside the White House, the Ecumenical Patriarch highlighted that he also discussed environmental protection issues with President Obama. “With the politeness and kindness characterising him he received us, the Archbishop of America and the other metropolitan brothers. With great politeness and kindness he referred to our first meeting in Istanbul. He said he was pleased that we were meeting again. We spoke about ecological issues, about the banquet that we had, while he is not yet sure if he will go to the world conference in Copenhagen,” he added. The Ecumenical Patriarch was accompanied by Archbishop of America Demetrius and three metropolitans who accompanied him on his trip to the United States. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Early preview for tonight’s live 5/18 WWE RAW in Richmond

first_img WWE RAW is live tonight from Richmond, Virginia. Tonight is the fallout from last night’s Payback PPV. The only thing advertised for tonight is John Cena’s U.S. Title Open Challenge.WWE.com has a Five-Point Preview for tonight that you can view by clicking here.Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW on Wrestleview.com. Pinterest John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Videos Articles Jimmy Fallon WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Facebook Now Playing Up Next John Cena Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 5/3 and 5/4 Impact TV taping results from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Google+ Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Live Podcast: Review of AEW’s second PPV Fyter Fest from Daytona Beach, Florida Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Barlast_img

One arrested, one injured in stabbing in Wildwood neighborhood

first_imgVancouver police responded late Friday afternoon to a reported stabbing at a home in the Wildwood neighborhood.A man called 911 shortly before 5 p.m. to report that his mother tried to attack him so he stabbed her with scissors, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. He believed she was dead. The caller said they had gotten into an argument over money.Police and medical personnel responded to the home in the 13100 block of Southeast Angus Street. The woman was reportedly breathing when first responders arrived, according to emergency radio traffic.The woman was transported to an area hospital for treatment, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.The man, who was not identified, was taken into custody, Kapp said, and the department’s Domestic Violence Unit was investigating.There is no danger to the public, Kapp said.last_img read more

Body found on Miami Beach shore

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A body discovered on the beach in Miami Beach may have been a victim of drowning, Wednesday.According to police, a body was found on the beach at 41st Street and Collins Avenue.Once officials arrived to the scene, they removed the body and loaded it into the medical examiner’s van for examination.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

City Of Soldotna Moving Forward With Petition To Annex

first_imgCopies of the petition summary may be obtained free of charge, and the prospective petition and related documents (including a map) are available for public review on the City of Soldotna website at https://soldotna.org, Members of the public may comment during the public hearing. The comment time period may be limited to three minutes per individual speaker. Written comments may also be submitted to the city by the end of the hearing on September 7. The territory proposed by the City for annexation consists of about 3.8 square miles of land, and includes areas adjacent to the existing City boundaries as shown on the map below.In June of 2018, the council voted to move forward with the process despite the overwhelming number of residents who testified against the ordinance, all of which either live or own businesses within the annexation zones. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Soldotna intends to file an annexation petition by legislative review with the Local Boundary Commission. The petitioner’s representative is Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen.center_img The Soldotna City Council will conduct a public hearing on Saturday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m., at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Brian Olson, President of Borough Residents Against Annexation: “Not ONE single person spoke in favor of annexation last night, not one. All who spoke said NO to annexation but once again it fell on deaf ears.”last_img read more

Homeland Security reportedly warns of Chinesemade drones stealing data

first_img See it See It DJI Mavic Air $999 Walmart $999 Share your voice Comments 3 Security Drones Politics See It Abt Electronics $898 DJI’s drones could be under fire thanks to an advisory reportedly put out by the Department of Homeland Security warning against using Chinese-made drones in the US.The US Department of Homeland Security is reportedly warning about data security issues when using Chinese-made drones. The government is concerned commercial drones made in China and used in the US are being used to steal data or infect networks with malware, according to CyberScoop and Politico. An advisory against using these drones would include Chinese drone maker DJI’s extensive portfolio, including the DJI Spark. and the DJI Mavic Air, which CNET has reviewed as being “a folding 4K mini drone that’s close to perfect.” The reported warning follows networking equipment from Chinese tech giant Huawei being blacklisted by the US government and Huawei essentially banned via an executive order from Trump last week, and Google removing Android updates from Huawei phones. Huawei is seeing a slight reprieve, though; the US Commerce Department has created a temporary license until Aug. 19 for Huawei to keep existing networks and provide software updates to existing phones, according to Reuters. DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reportedly put out an industry alert saying to “be cautious” when purchasing this drone technology. “They can contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself,” the advisory reportedly says. “Other concerns are that an organization is susceptible to data theft if the drone is transmitting unencrypted data or, more broadly, that a drone could increase the risk of a network being breached.” In a statement sent to CNET, a CISA spokesperson confirmed that it sent out the industry alert, saying it provided information on the “risks associated with using UAS technology manufactured in China and measures to reduce such risk”. On its unmanned aircraft systems page, CISA lists the threats of using drones as being weaponized or smuggling payloads, prohibited surveillance and reconnaissance, intellectual property theft, and intentional disruption or harassment. DJI says safety is the core of its technology. “The security of our technology has been independently verified by the US government and leading US businesses,” DJI said in a statement. “We give all customers full and complete control over how their data is collected, stored, and transmitted. For government and critical infrastructure customers that require additional assurances, we provide drones that do not transfer data to DJI or via the internet and our customers can enable all the precautions DHS recommends.” First published at 4:55 p.m. PT on May 20. Updated May 21 at 9:20 a.m. PT: Adds CISA’s response. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Onyx Black) News • The DJI Mavic Air drone Dad wants is on sale for $695 See It Crutchfield $949 Tags Review • DJI Mavic Air review: A folding 4K mini drone that’s just about perfect DJI Drones Google Huawei Donald Trumplast_img read more

Another stock market selloff waiting in the wings

first_imgIndian pedestrians walk on Dalal Street – Trader’s Street – next to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on March 7, 2014.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesThe benchmark Indian equities index, Sensex, lost a whopping 1,900 points since the beginning of February, before turning the corner on Monday with a 294-points gain. During the same period, Nifty shed more than 500 points but returned to healthier ground with an 84-points rise.Have the markets shrugged off the bear cycle triggered by a collapse in the US equities on the back of surprisingly positive US jobs data? Was the latest correction a springboard from where the bulls will leap forward? Not quite so, going by some of the top global analysts and investors.Another global rout is waiting in the wings, a top investor told Bloomberg Television. This panic sell-off is predicted to happen in March, around the Fed policy meeting on March 9. “As we go to the Fed meeting March 9, I think there will be more potential volatility weakness,” Nader Naeimi of AMP Capital Investors Ltd, which manages $120 billion in funds, said.He explains that heavy selling is often followed by a short period of recovery but in all likelihood the second leg of the crash will be more consequential.”The plan is to buy in the second leg down, usually it’s best to wait for the markets to build a base before committing heavily back into the buy side,” said Naeimi, who is ready with a huge cash chest that will be used to buy into the markets at the dip.Bottom fishingThe Sensex suffered its biggest fall in the latest bull cycle on the Budget day, dropping close to 900 points. The volatility continued in the following days, leading to a cumulative fall of another 700 points in the next three trading days. However, despite the absence of any positive cue, the markets looked up on the fourth day, recording a 331-points gain.The bounce back was attributed to value buying, as investors felt the great correction had fairly levelled off the prices. This sentiment is also known as bottom fishing. According to Investopedia, a bottom-fishing investor “speculates that the stock’s depressed price is temporary, will recover and make for a profitable investment.”If another sell-off happens in the US markets after the Fed meeting in early March, the Indian equities will feel the heat as well, given that the long-talked about de-coupling of the markets is still not a reality, and probably will never be. In which case, the focus will be on fundamentals and the valuations, which appear stretched in many sectors.Globally, the presentiment of impending higher rates is too strong to be brushed aside. The market rally all these past several years was partly the result of the massive quantitative easing initiated by central banks after the recession. When the easy money is rolled back, the equity markets will also become less attractive as governments’ better fiscal status will have a positive impact on bond prices and yields.”Should yields march further higher — which is quite possible with the upcoming US inflation and retail sales data to look forward to on Wednesday — then there is a possibility the equity markets could be in for another volatile week,” Forex.com analyst Fawad Razaqzada told AFP.For Indian stocks, there is actually more to worry even beyond March. The RBI kept its policy rates unchanged in the last policy meeting but the April session is far more likely to see a rise in rates. A whole lot of factors signal a hardening of the inflation outlook — post-budget spending, higher crop prices due to minimum support price (MSP), a projected rise in food inflation etc. Top five Nifty outperformers in 2017.IBT Raghavendra NSensex hit an all-time high of 36,000 points and Nifty breached the record 11,000 mark on January 23, 2018. Nine months before that, in April 2017 the benchmark index touched the then record 30,000-mark. So, between those two landmarks, investors took home an average of 20 percent returns.Cautious outlookHowever, the volatility and cautious outlook will force investors to take a harder look at valuations. This will in turn encourage the ‘sell on rally; sentiment. And then, the focus will be back on fundamentals — earnings, corporate profitability and the cost of borrowing.In India, the ratio of corporate profits to GDP has been much lower than the levels in most advanced economies. India’s corporate earnings to GDP ratio fell to 3.5 percent at the peak of the market. For comparison, in the US markets, which logged a similar boom as India, the corporate profits were at a healthier 9 percent of GDP.The numbers from the October-December 2017 earnings period aren’t very encouraging either. According to a Business Standard report, the combined net profit of the 1,395 companies was up 10.6 percent year-on-year, compared with 28.6 percent growth in the same period in the previous year.”Everyone has to deal with a globalised connected world. The markets get impacted by exogenous and indigenous factors. What is happening right now is due to external factors. The volatility may continue for some more time,” Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) Chairman Ajay Tyagi said last week.”The markets next week will focus on earnings, macro-data and, of course, global cues,” Devendra Nevgi, Founder and Principal Partner, Delta Global Partners, told IANS.last_img read more

Lodsys targets Angry Birds maker Rovio for infringing inapp purchase pa

first_imgLodsys is earning quite a reputation for patent trolling, and they don’t seem to show any signs of letting up. Now the company has sued Rovio for violating its patents by giving users the ability to make in-app purchases of new levels while playing Angry Birds.Lodsys’ “scatter-shot lawsuit” approach to enforcing its patents has been a point of contention for mobile app developers, smartphone OS companies like Apple and Google, and Lodsys’ legal teams for months now. Lodsys started by sending shadowy cease-and-desist orders requesting money and royalties from indie app developers for iOS and Android, but then backed off when Apple and Google stood up for their devs.Since then, Lodsys has sought to reinterpret their patent to include not just in-app purchases, but links inside of mobile apps to buy additional content from the same developer. Lodsys says purchasing or linking to purchasable material inside a mobile application is their technology and they should be paid if anyone uses it.This has been Lodsys’ approach to all of its lawsuits thus far, bullying developers into either paying them royalties or facing a drawn out legal battle to defend themselves. Rovio is just their latest target, and one of the most highly notable and visible.The problem with Lodsys’ lawsuit this time is that Rovio isn’t an American company. Rovio is based in Finland, and EU trademark and patent law says that patented technologies must have some physical or tangible effect to be patentable, which is much more stringent than American “ideas can be patents” approach to tradmarks and rights-holding. Lodsys will likely attempt to locate the case in the US, but Rovio would have every right to request it be relocated.Since Rovio is so large, it’s likely they’ll fight Lodsys in court. However, money and royalties may not be Lodsys’ true intentions. A number of EU developers have already complained about Lodsys’ patent trolling, and say they’re hesitant about releasing their games and apps in the US market because of the state of the patent system and worries Lodsys will sue them. It’s just as possible that Lodsys is less interested in money as they are in sabotaging the mobile application market instead.Read more a Mashablelast_img read more

Sega Rally and MotorStorm developer decides he prefers helicopters

first_imgJamie Lowes is a name you’ve probably never heard before, but if you like racing games then chances are you’ve played a game he’s had a key role in creating. His resume includes three Colin McRae games, two Sega Rally titles, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, and DiRT: Showdown. In all cases he’s played a senior role on the programming team, and for Colin McRae Rally 3 he doubled up and became designer, too.If that wasn’t enough to cement his credentials as a racing game pro, he also landed the job of programming the force feedback steering wheel and motorized seat used on the Sega Rally 3 arcade cabinet.You’d think the guy was in high demand for any and all racing games currently in development, but he’s left it all behind and turned his attention to a little helicopter. To be more specific, Lowes has gone indie, set up his own one man studio called VAMflax, and his first game entitled Chopper Mike has just been released on iOS and Android.Having spent 15 years developing racing games, going in another direction for a solo project doesn’t come as a surprise. Chopper Mike sees you take control of a helicopter with your task being to collect gems and not collide with anything other than the landing pad when you’re done.Chopper Mike is notable for a number of reasons. The visuals will certainly remind you of the secret levels from Mario Sunshine, and the 60fps framerate is certainly appreciated. But it’s the control system that will keep you playing. Getting 3D controls to work well on a touchscreen is difficult, but Chopper Mike has managed to nail it. The short video below demonstrates exactly how it works.In total there are 48 levels to complete across 3 difficulty settings and 5 new choppers to unlock as you go. Having played the game I can say it’s well worth the $1.99 asking price on Android or iOS (and there’s no in-app purchases to get in the way of your enjoyment). If you don’t have access to either of those platforms, don’t worry, Lowes is busy preparing the game for PC, Mac, and even Ouya releases.You can find out more over at the Chopper Mike website and view an abundance of gameplay videos on Lowes’ YouTube channel.last_img read more

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first_imgwww.lufthansa.comLufthansa to offer broadband Internet on boardFrom early summer 2016, Lufthansa will be the first network airline in Europe to offer broadband on board its short and medium-haul flights. This will enable passengers on continental flights and flights within Germany to enjoy the full freedom to communicate and to use the Internet with a wide bandwidth above the clouds. The first aircraft will be fitted with the new technology in early summer 2016.Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, comments: “Lufthansa has always been a pioneer of Internet services on board its aircraft. Having equipped all planes in the Lufthansa intercontinental fleet with our successful FlyNet® system, we are now continuing our success story by providing Internet on board our short and medium-haul flights. We are therefore the first airline in Europe able to offer its guests an Internet surfing experience boasting the same quality and speed as they are used to at home.”The new service from Lufthansa and its technology partner Inmarsat is based on the most modern broadband satellite technology from Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network (Ka-band) and offers seamless, reliable coverage on short and medium-haul flights. Inmarsat recently successfully launched the third satellite in this global constellation and Lufthansa will be its first aviation customer. The service will enable passengers to make the most of broadband Internet access on their own mobile devices via a wireless network. They will not only be able to use simple e-mail services, but also superior applications and even streaming. On top of all this, passengers will also be able to use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages and for the transfer of data based on their own mobile phone contract. Telephone calls on board, however, will still not be allowed due to customer preference.Lufthansa Technik will integrate all systems and components into the aircraft thanks to its many years of experience in the field of plane modification. This work will not only include installation activities, but also all tasks required in terms of aviation and licensing law.Lufthansa Systems will provide the technical infrastructure needed to establish a well-functioning Internet connection on board. This work will include tasks such as setting up network operations in the aircraft, which is the main technical requirement for a wireless network on board and providing the software required for the operation of an Internet portal.Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik are additionally planning a long-term global partnership in order to also be able to offer other airlines a modern on-board IT platform (BoardConnect) with broadband Internet access that can be used for a number of different purposes. Both the Lufthansa Group and future clients in the third-party market will benefit from the additional services and lower risks provided by this strong partnership.With regard to the future, Lufthansa is also committing to a flight trial programme for a new hybrid network being developed for Europe. The European Aviation Network combines an S-band satellite from Inmarsat with a complementary LTE ground network being provided by Deutsche Telekom. This promising and innovative technology offers potential in terms of costs and can be flexibly adapted to suit the broadband transmission demands of the future. From 2017 onwards, Lufthansa will commence a flight trial program of the new technology.Lufthansa operated the world’s first scheduled flight with broadband Internet access on 15th January 2003. Although it was increasing in popularity among passengers, this technically reliable broadband Internet connection via a wireless network had to be suspended in 2006 because the necessary satellites were no longer in operation. Since December 2010, Lufthansa has again been the first airline to offer broadband Internet access on its intercontinental flights. FlyNet® has been available on all 106 long-haul aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet since the beginning of this year. Lufthansa therefore boasts the world’s largest long-haul fleet with broadband Internet access. LufthansaFly and Book hereSource = Lufthansalast_img read more

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