BLUES WIN NCWP TITLE

first_img Print Friendly Version Story Links The Varsity Blues women’s water polo team completed another perfect season by defeating the Ottawa Gee-Gees 10-4 to capture the 2019 NCWP championship on Sunday afternoon in Ottawa.It is the squad’s seventh consecutive perfect season, a streak which includes the first four NCWP championship titles and the final three OUA championship banners.The third-seeded Gee-Gees had upset the second-seeded Queen’s Gaels Saturday night to gain a spot in the title match.  Ottawa used the adrenaline from that upset win to come after the Blues in the opening quarter, scoring first and taking leads of 1-0 and 2-1.  It was the first time all season that the Blues had trailed twice in a game; however, Toronto fought back to tie the game 2-2 before the end of the opening period.The Blues offence then got untracked in the second quarter which, coupled with strong defensive play anchored by outstanding goalie Rachael Jaffe (Irvine, California), allowed the team to score four unanswered goals to lead 6-2 at the half.The Gee-Gees rebounded to win the third quarter 2-1 helped by the Blues inability to cash in easy score opportunities.The final frame was much like the second as the Blues popped in three unanswered goals and shut the Gee Gees out again.Senior co-captain Kassie Fraser (Vancouver) and sophomore Allie Vas (Yorba Linda, California) each netted a pair of goals to pace the Blues attack.  Six Blues added singles: junior Masa Stojanovic (Toronto), sophomores Deena Charles (Fraser Valley, B.C.), Sara Sutherland (Regina) and Sarah Wentling (Mohnton, Pennsylvania) along with freshmen Kaitlyn Palmer (Ottawa) and Lauren Dundee (Perth, Scotland).Senior co-captain Jaffe and Dundee were named to the tournament all-star team.The Blues also swept the individual awards with Dundee named most outstanding player, Jaffe most outstanding goalie and head coach George Gross, Jr. outstanding coach.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP searching for suspect in alleged assault

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are looking for a male suspect after an alleged assault Tuesday along the Dawson Trails.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP, a man was walking along the Dawson trails on Tuesday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. when he encountered another man walking along the path. Cpl. Saunderson said that a verbal interaction between them escalated in an assault. The victim received an injury consistent with an edged weapon and received medical treatment. His injury is not considered to be life-threatening.The male suspect is described as standing 6’1″ tall, with a moustache, and a scar near his mouth. At the time of the assault, the suspect was wearing a red sweatshirt with an Adidas logo and a hole in the back, blue jeans, and red, possibly Nike-brand sneakers.- Advertisement -Police are asking anyone with information on this, or who knows the identity of the suspect, to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250 784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1 877 222-8477last_img read more

David Luiz happy to be Chelsea’s Mr Versatile under ‘amazing’ Antonio Conte

first_img1 David Luiz David Luiz is ready to play wherever he is asked in Antonio Conte’s new-look Chelsea team following a £34million deadline day move back to Stamford Bridge from Paris Saint-Germain.The Brazilian, 29, has been training at Cobham this week as he settles into London life again after what was something of an unexpected return from France completed in the final hours of the window on August 31.Luiz has traditionally been deployed as a centre-half, but provides a certain amount of versatility for Conte, who also moved to sign left-back Marcus Alonso from Fiorentina.Cesar Azpilicueta has been filling in at left-back, and with the arrival of Alonso, should be able to move across to his preferred position on the right.There have been suggestions Luiz could perhaps make up part of a back three with Gary Cahill, or even a shield in front of the defence when Chelsea resume domestic action at Swansea on Sunday, looking to maintain a 100% start to the new campaign.Luiz, who left Chelsea in the summer of 2014, has no issues with whatever position he is required to fill for the team.“I started playing three at the back with Vitoria in Brazil, but it doesn’t matter where, I want to help and when I am in the team I am there to try to help,” Luiz said on the club’s official website, www.chelseafc.com.“The coach is an amazing coach, he understands a lot of tactical things and I know he chooses every match the best line up, so if he needs to play three, four or two, it doesn’t matter, I am there if he wants me to play. In different positions I am available.”Conte is confident the new signings can play an important part in the campaign ahead.“They can improve our squad and now it is right to work with David Luiz and Marcus Alonso to put them in our idea of football,” the former Italy national team coach said on Chelsea TV.“Now we have to work on the defensive situation, on the defensive line.“We have to work to improve our physical condition, our tactical condition and to try to continue our good season.”During his last spell at Chelsea, Luiz, signed from Benfica, was part of the side which won the Champions League and FA Cup in 2012, then the Europa League in the following season.However, the Premier League title remains missing from his English honours list.Chelsea, champions under Jose Mourinho in 2014/2015, finished 10th last season, which was a lowest league finish for some 20 years.With no European football to stretch Conte’s squad, Luiz sees no reason why a sustained title assault should not be on the agenda.“It is time to do it, and I hope it will be this year. I am working hard for that and this is our goal this season,” he added.“We don’t have the Champions League to fight for so for sure we will try to win the Premier League and both cups.”last_img read more

Cardinals eye title repeat

first_img12:15 p.m. Whittier can clinch outright its third consecutive Del Rio League water polo championship with a victory over host California today. The Cardinals, 4-0 in league, already have clinched at least a share of the title AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Narrow wins for Sligo and Donegal, but Leitrim lose out – Reaction

first_imgSligo and Donegal both managed one-point wins in the National League yesterday, but Leitrim lost out to Wexford.Kilcar’s Eoin McHugh hit the winner for Donegal in their 16 points to 2-9 defeat of Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park.Here’s Donegal manager Rory Gallagher speaking with Pauric Hilferty and, firstly, captain Michael Murphy speaking to Pauric Byrne…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Michael-Murphy-After-Roscommon-Win.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Rory-Gallagher-After-Roscommon-Win.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Elsewhere in Division One, Cavan drew with Monaghan, Dublin drew with Tyrone and Mayo beat Kerry.In Division Two, Fermanagh lost to Galway, and there were wins for Clare, Kildare and Meath.Sligo survived a late Tipperary onslaught to emerge one-point winners in Thurles on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-16.Sligo boss Niall Carew spoke to Gavin Cawley…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Niall-Carew-After-Tipperary-Win.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Laois beat Armagh, Louth beat Longford and Offaly defeated Antrim in the other Division Three matches.In Division Four, Leitrim lost out by 16 points to 14 at home to Wexford.Here’s Leitrim manager Brendan Guckian and Wexford boss Seamus McEnaney…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Brendan-Guckian-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Seamus-McEnaney-After-Leitrim-Game.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.There were also Division Four wins for London, Waterford and Westmeath.The National Hurling League also got underway at the weekend.Donegal were too strong for Louth in Letterkenny, while Sligo lost by a point to Warwickshire in Birmingham.Here’s Sligo manager Declan Loughnane, speaking to Gavin Cawley…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Declan-Loughnane-After-Warwickshire-Defeat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – August 2016

first_imgShare This![Disney World Crowd Calendar Reports are back after a lengthy hiatus to fix an issue with some of our crowd calendar calculations. Here is a report for the month of August with a report for September coming soon.]How Crowded Was Disney World August 7 – 13, 2016?Crowds at Walt Disney World in early August lagged behind what we saw during the same period last year, especially in the second half of the week. Animal Kingdom was the most unpredictable park of the week with low wait times dragging the resort wide crowd level down a few points most days. Crowd levels at the other three parks were close to predicted levels almost every day.Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day between August 7 and August 13, 2016: 4 6 Magic Kingdom9 3 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Hollywood Studios hit a crowd level ‘8’ as predicted on Sunday thanks to average wait times like 64 minutes at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (predicted 69) and 31 minutes at The Great Movie Ride (predicted 27). Crowds at Magic Kingdom and Epcot were within one of the predicted crowd level. Animal Kingdom saw lower than expected wait times. Epcot5 Epcot5 Hollywood Studios8 Animal Kingdom5 Animal Kingdom7 Animal Kingdom7 Epcot2 5 6 Hollywood Studios1 2 Magic Kingdom8 1 Hollywood Studios8 One day later we saw a completely different picture, with Magic Kingdom surging from a ‘1’ on Friday to a ’10’ on Saturday. In fact, all four parks saw a large increase in wait times from a day before. 6 Animal Kingdom7 8 Crowds dipped a bit on Friday with Epcot and Hollywood Studios coming in three points lower than predicted. This seems to be the point in the month when we started to see crowds diminish at Walt Disney World relative to historical patterns. Magic Kingdom9 5 10 Magic Kingdom5 More rock bottom crowd levels on Friday thanks to average wait times like 12 minutes at Jungle Cruise, 11 minutes at Mission Space, 18 at Star Tours and 8 minutes at Expedition Everest! That means Everest was basically a walk-on all day. Hollywood Studios8 6 5 Epcot6 Hollywood Studios4 Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 2 Sunday’s wait times matched predicted levels at Magic Kingdom and Epcot while Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom came in two levels lower than expected. Guests at those two parks saw average wait times like 34 minutes at Kali River Rapids and 47 minutes at Toy Story Midway Mania. So much for the back-to-school lull! Magic Kingdom saw a major bounce-back day on Saturday reaching the top level on our scale. Surprisingly, it was only Magic Kingdom that saw the big spike. Hollywood Studios was as crowded as predicted and Animal Kingdom was slightly less crowded than predicted. 4 6 1 (Click to view overall details for this day)Wednesday, August 31, 2016 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS All four parks saw crowds below what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted on Thursday. The biggest differences were at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Toy Story Midway Mania averaged only 43 minutes while Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 19. Monday’s predictions missed only at Epcot and Animal Kingdom with wait times pulling the park crowd level down two points from what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted. Magic Kingdom saw average wait times like 39 minutes at Buzz Lightyear (predicted 37), 44 minutes at Jungle Cruise (45), 70 at Peter Pan’s Flight (75) and 79 at Space Mountain (predicted 75). 7 Monday’s crowd levels were one level higher than the day before at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios while the other two parks saw significant drops in wait times. It is rare to see crowd levels so different at the four parks although the Disney World Crowd Calendar did correctly predict that Epcot and Animal Kingdom would be the least crowded parks. 8 6 Predictions did well on Saturday with the slight exception of Hollywood Studios which saw average wait times like 48 minutes at Toy Story Midway Mania. Test Track Averaged 71 minutes (predicted 70). WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Animal Kingdom7 (Click to view overall details for this day)Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8 6 Magic Kingdom8 Magic Kingdom8 Animal Kingdom4 Epcot2 Tuesday’s crowd was a level ‘4’ at Magic Kingdom as predicted with average wait times like 33 minutes at Splash Mountain and 13 minutes at Pirates of the Caribbean. Meanwhile, wait times at Epcot and Animal Kingdom were nearly walk-ons all day. Magic Kingdom8 Epcot7 2 3 (Click to view overall details for this day)Saturday, August 13, 2016 8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Thursday, August 18, 2016 Magic Kingdom9 6 Epcot7 Animal Kingdom6 Hollywood Studios8 5 1 (Click to view overall details for this day)Monday, August 22, 2016 Magic Kingdom9 6 8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Sunday, August 14, 2016 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 3 Magic Kingdom4 7 Tuesday saw equivalent crowds as the day before at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios but Epcot and Animal Kingdom were much more crowded. Soarin’ averaged 72 minutes (predicted 62), Test Track averaged 78 (72) while Expedition Everest averaged 38 minutes (predicted 35) and Primeval Whirl averaged 19 (16). Animal Kingdom2 Hollywood Studios8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Thursday, September 1, 2016 5 Animal Kingdom6 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Hollywood Studios3 Hollywood Studios9 8 Hollywood Studios3 The second week of August also saw wait times lower than expected across the resort with no day hitting a crowd level as high as predicted by the Disney World Crowd Calendar. Once again it was Animal Kingdom that saw wild swings in wait times depending on the day that tended to pull the resort wide crowd level lower than expected.Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day between August 14 and August 20, 2016: Hollywood Studios8 6 7 3 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 5 Magic Kingdom9 2 Tuesday’s crowd at Magic Kingdom was near the top of our scale again on Tuesday, continuing a strong trend of peak summer crowds at that park. Meanwhile, Animal Kingdom continues to suffer from extended hours without additional attractions. Wait times there are very low compared to what we have seen in years past. 2 We saw a crowd level ‘1’ for the first time in a while on Friday, even though it was at Animal Kingdom. Perhaps this is a sign that summer crowds are making way for the back-to-school lull that we typically see in late August – or perhaps the rain kept crowds at bay. Magic Kingdom9 Hollywood Studios1 (Click to view overall details for this day)Friday, August 26, 2016 9 4 1 6 9 Magic Kingdom7 How Crowded Was Disney World August 21 – 27, 2016?In 2015, with the early Labor Day many schools were back in session by August 23 whereas this year crowds looked more like summer crowds during the same week since labor day fell later. We did see a strange spike in attendance on Saturday however with Magic Kingdom hitting a crowd level ’10’ for the first time since July 4th.Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day between August 21 and August 27, 2016: 6 Epcot1 (Click to view overall details for this day)Saturday, August 20, 2016 Friday’s crowds were as expected at Magic Kingdom thanks to average waits like 44 minutes at Jungle Cruise (predicted 41) and 62 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight while Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom pulled the resort wide crowd level lower once again. Hollywood Studios7 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 3 Magic Kingdom9 7 (Click to view overall details for this day)Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5 6 Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown Hollywood Studios7 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Monday’s predictions did well, missing by more than one index level only at Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom was very crowded with average wait times like 72 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight and 100 minutes at Space Mountain. Epcot7 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 9 Epcot8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Hollywood Studios8 1 (Click to view overall details for this day)Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Hollywood Studios4 4 5 Animal Kingdom7 (Click to view overall details for this day)Thursday, August 25, 2016 Animal Kingdom2 Epcot7 Animal Kingdom6 6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Monday, August 15, 2016 6 Epcot8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 7 Animal Kingdom8 8 Animal Kingdom6 Epcot2 Animal Kingdom2 Hollywood Studios7 Animal Kingdom6 Epcot6 6 5 7 Animal Kingdom6 1 7 (Click to view overall details for this day)Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Magic Kingdom8 8 8 Predictions for Magic Kingdom and Epcot hit the mark on Thursday while Animal Kingdom ended up one level below expectations but one level higher than the day before. Hollywood Studios saw three of its headliners average wait times 20 minutes lower than usual. Animal Kingdom3 8 Epcot2 3 3 Magic Kingdom1 9 Magic Kingdom surged back up to a level ‘7’ on Monday which was surprising considering that last year on the equivalent day that park hit a crowd level ‘3’. The other three parks were near empty though, with wait times in the lowest third of what we see over the year. 8 Tuesday’s crowd at Magic Kingdom continued a month long trend of hitting crowds levels at ‘7’ or above for that park. Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 66 minutes (predicted 64). The other three parks were no slouch either, with crowd levels above the middle point of our scale. 8 Magic Kingdom4 Animal Kingdom5 6 Magic Kingdom9 (Click to view overall details for this day)Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Magic Kingdom5 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Magic Kingdom7 Hollywood Studios8 6 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Hollywood Studios8 Animal Kingdom dropped incredibly from the crowd level ‘7’ on Tuesday to a level ‘2’ on Wednesday, way lower than history would suggest. That means wait times averaged 12 minutes at Kilimanjaro Safaris, 13 at Primeval Whirl and 47 at Kali River Rapids. How Crowded Was Disney World August 28 to September 3, 2016?We can see that by the time August 28 arrived, crowds at Disney World had entered the slow fall season as many school boards began a new year. Although, for the second week in a row, Saturday’s crowds surged well above what we saw other days of the week. It will be interesting to see if September crowds mirror what we have seen historically or will we see the large crowds we saw last year.But first, let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day between August 28 and September 3, 2016: 2 Hollywood Studios8 6 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 7 7 Animal Kingdom2 (Click to view overall details for this day)Friday, September 2, 2016 (Click to view overall details for this day)Friday, August 12, 2016 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Epcot7 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Magic Kingdom3 Thursday saw the most evenly distributed crowds of the week with all four parks at a level ‘6’ or ‘7’. Both Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios saw crowd levels two points lower than the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted while the other two parks also saw wait times lower than expected. All four parks were at a level ‘5’ or higher on Saturday, the first time that happened since Tuesday. Magic Kingdom and Epcot led the way again with the highest average wait times. Animal Kingdom continued to be unpredictable with wait times surging back to a level ‘6’, as predicted. WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Saturday, September 3, 2016 3 4 8 6 Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown Magic Kingdom7 Animal Kingdom7 Magic Kingdom9 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Sunday’s crowds were most significant at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios although the difference between the four parks was minimal. We saw average wait times like 39 minutes at Jungle Cruise and 57 at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. All four parks were within one of predicted levels. Hollywood Studios8 3 Animal Kingdom5 4 Epcot6 3 Epcot7 Hollywood Studios9 7 1 8 Epcot1 For the first time in a long time, Sunday saw no park hit a crowd level higher than a ‘5’ on our scale – a sure sign that Fall crowds have arrived. All four parks stayed within one index level of what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted. Epcot2 3 6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Thursday, August 11, 2016 Animal Kingdom2 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Epcot7 2 Thursday’s crowd levels represent the least crowded day we have seen at Walt Disney World in a very long time, it doesn’t get better than this for crowd averse guests. The highest average wait time was 48 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight. Epcot4 4 7 4 Epcot5 3 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 1 5 6 7 7 Animal Kingdom2 Epcot2 Hollywood Studios9 Hollywood Studios3 Animal Kingdom6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Saturday, August 27, 2016 8 Epcot4 (Click to view overall details for this day)Monday, August 29, 2016 5 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS (Click to view overall details for this day)Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Another crowd level ‘9’ at Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, and another crowd level ‘3’ at Animal Kingdom. Space Mountain averaged 72 minutes while Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 17. Meanwhile crowds were moderately crowded at the other two parks. 8 Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown (Click to view overall details for this day)Sunday, August 28, 2016 (Click to view overall details for this day)Sunday, August 7, 2016 Magic Kingdom6 Hollywood Studios9 5 Magic Kingdom3 Magic Kingdom2 (Click to view overall details for this day)Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Animal Kingdom7 (Click to view overall details for this day)Friday, August 19, 2016 Hollywood Studios8 1 (Click to view overall details for this day)Monday, August 8, 2016 1 How Crowded Was Disney World August 14 – 20, 2016 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 1 9 10 Animal Kingdom dipped back down to a level ‘2’ on Wednesday, another significant jump after a busy day. Kali River Rapids was the busiest attraction at Animal Kingdom thanks to an average wait of 37 minutes. (Click to view overall details for this day)Sunday, August 21, 2016 Animal Kingdom5 Animal Kingdom2 Magic Kingdom7 Epcot6 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Epcot5 Epcot5 Hollywood Studios4 More low wait times for Epcot and Animal Kingdom on Wednesday and low to moderate waits at the other two parks. Certainly, light Fall crowds have arrived. Hollywood Studios8 5 Magic Kingdom8 1 5last_img read more

5 Apps to Find Internet TV Content

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market There’s one great big difference between Internet TV and good, old cable television. Cable television, even at its most complex, is simple – you either subscribe to a channel or you don’t. Once you make up your mind, you can sit back, relax, and surf away. Internet TV is a whole other story, with a mountain of different apps vying for your television screen. Luckily, there are a few that do an exceptional job at organizing the sometimes overwhelming variety that is the video catalog available on Internet TV. Here are our picks.This post was brought to you by Samsung Electronics America. The amount and types of Apps available on Samsung Smart TVs vary depending on TV Technology and Model. Make sure to check www.samsung.com/apps to see a complete list of apps available on Samsung Smart TVs and which apps are available on specific models. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Samsung Electronics or its partners.Netflix, Hulu Plus & Amazon VODLet’s just get these guys out of the way first. If you don’t have one (or all) of them, then you’re missing out. They’re the one-stop-shop for everything current and big-name in television and on the big screen. Netflix just started offering a streaming-only subscription plan in November for $8 a month. Hulu Plus is the paid version of Hulu that you can get on systems like Roku, Boxee or Google TV, and it runs at $8 a month, with a more current catalog of TV shows. Amazon’s Video On Demand is an à la carte version of these two all-you-can-eat offerings that has everything from blockbuster hits to your typical Tuesday night sitcom. Each has its strength – whether it’s Netflix’s recommendation service, Hulu Plus’ backlog of current TV shows or Amazon’s non-committal à la carte ordering – and depends on your Internet TV surfing style.Clicker – A One-Stop ShopClicker, the self-dubbed “Internet Television Guide” is about as indispensable as the big three above and, if you subscribe to to both Hulu Plus and Netflix, Clicker is the perfect intermediary. The brilliant thing about Clicker is that it is an aggregator and guide to nearly all the video you would ever need that can be found streaming over the Internet. Whether you want to watch TV episodes on the network website or find current episodes of Internet-only offerings like Democracy Now!, Clicker can get you there.As Clicker co-founder and CEO Jim Lanzone told us when we interviewed him last September, “The incredible opportunity for Internet television is a world of infinite video on demand. It’s no longer about 200 channels. It’s about thousand of channels and very niche verticals; and being able to access them whenever you want.”Crackle – Like Hulu, But Not Unfortunately for Hulu fans, the site is blocked on most every Internet TV device, meaning no easy, free access to streaming movies and TV shows. Luckily, for those same fans, there’s Crackle. Started in 2007, the site does much the same thing as Hulu: It provides a long list of standards for free but inserting a bunch of commercials. If you’re just kicking it around and you want to watch a classic you’ve likely seen a hundred times before (Stripes, anyone?) Crackler is exactly where you want to go.Blip.tv – Nevermind Hollywood If you’ve had enough of the same Hollywood claptrap and you like your content a bit more, say, independent, then Blip.tv is for you. Since 2005, the site has been featuring independently produced Web content. Its mission is “to make independent Web shows sustainable” and it currently provides services to more than 50,000 independently produced Web shows. What this means for you, of course, is less of the same, assembly-line-produced laugh-track sitcoms and more quirky, indie content. If it’s on TV, you won’t find it here, but that’s the great thing – if you find it here, you won’t find it on TV.Revision3 – Internet TV for the Techie Let’s face it, if you have an Internet TV device like a Logitech Revue, Roku or Boxee – or even if you’re just looking for Internet TV content on your computer – you’re likely a bit of an early adopter, techie type. Revision3 calls itself “the leading television network for the Internet generation” and it’s content shows it isn’t lying. We’re talking about a site founded by Digg founder Kevin Rose among others that is behind techie shows like Diggnation and AppJudgement, a semi-daily Web show that focuses solely on smartphone apps.Just the SurfaceThis is just a scratch on the surface of all the ways to approach television on the Internet (and vice-versa). We didn’t mention Chow, the Food Network of the Internet, or Vevo, the early-1990s MTV equivalent, because there are just too many to choose from. Pick a topic and there is a website, Google TV app and Roku channel awaiting your click. If you’re looking for a place to start, though, these five are a great beginning – but we’re always looking for more. What did we miss? What’s your favorite way to approach Internet TV content? Let us know in the comments below. mike melansoncenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

These gene-edited pigs are hardy and lean—but how will they taste?

first_img These gene-edited pigs are hardy and lean—but how will they taste? By Kelly ServickOct. 23, 2017 , 3:00 PM Jianguo Zhao center_img “Lean” may not be the term you associate with a good bacon strip or pork chop. But these leaner, cold-hardier piglets, created through CRISPR gene editing, could be a hit with the pork industry. The threat of hypothermia forces cold-climate farms to invest in heat lamps and other accommodations for their shivering piglets. And fatter pig breeds—though tasty—tend to grow more slowly and consume more feed than leaner ones to produce the same amount of meat. As an alternative to conventional breeding, researchers used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to introduce a gene called UCP1. Thought to have disappeared from the ancestors of modern pigs about 20 million years ago, the gene helps cells dissipate more heat and burn fat. Twelve transgenic piglets endowed with a mouse UCP1 gene were better able to maintain their body temperature than their unmodified counterparts when they were exposed to cold for a 4-hour period, the authors report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And when the pigs were killed, fat made up less of their carcass weight—about 15% versus 20% in unmodified controls—while their average percentage of lean meat increased from about 50% to 53%. Will less fat make them less tasty? The authors don’t expect UCP1 to reduce the fat that accumulates in muscle fibers and contributes to flavor, but they’re now producing more pigs to make sure. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Is N’Golo Kante miffed on being played out of position at Chelsea?

first_imgAdvertisementN’Golo Kante has finally spoken about his new role at Chelsea under the management of the new manager Maurizio Sarri. Maurizio Sarri is using the French midfielder in a more attacking role. N’Golo Kante admitted that it was tough at the beginning of the season; but he had been trying sincerely to adapt to the new role at Stamford Bridge.In a recent interview, N’Golo Kante stated, “I try to understand the move and the right players’ combinations.“I think we are doing well. We need to keep working and keep improving and I think we can enjoy a good season together.” “He can also play deeper where he is very useful and very powerful,” “With what his coach asks him, and his system, he is brought to play very high.“He has more freedom. He is very comfortable with the ball, so it doesn’t cause him any problems. He’s always having fun.“Kante also takes it by playing deeper, but he is now in the offensive part, but he still has the quality of cutting out passes and recovering balls.“He is a little more involved in attacks, in the last third or the penultimate pass. This is less frequent when he’s playing in front of the defence.” “I am enjoying the role,” The manager of French National side, Didier Deschamps also told that the new role of N’Golo Kante would help him to become a better footballer. According to Didier Deschamps, Advertisementlast_img read more

US clinches worst big-tourney finish, falls to Serbia in consolation game

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASAcenter_img Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics They were not. Instead, it was just two really big runs, one by each team.Serbia won the first quarter 32-7. The U.S. won the second quarter 33-12. Serbia shot 64% in the first quarter and the U.S. shot 19%; in the second quarter, it was the Americans shooting 72%, Serbia 31%.TIP-INSU.S.: Jayson Tatum (left ankle) and Marcus Smart (left hand) were out with injuries, and neither is expected to play in the team’s finale Saturday. … The last time the U.S. dropped consecutive games at the World Cup level was 2002 at the world championships in Indianapolis, losing to Argentina by seven and Yugoslavia by three. The only times the Americans lost three straight was at the 1970 world championships and at the 2005 FIBA Americas tournament.Serbia: Vasilije Micic, whose mother died during this tournament, stayed with the team instead of going home early. He scored 10 points. … All-NBA center Nikola Jokic was quiet offensively, scoring nine points on 3 for 4 shooting. He did make two free throws with 20.2 seconds left to put Serbia ahead by six.ADVERTISEMENT NO MEDALThe U.S. has been sending teams to major international competitions — the Olympics, the World Cup (formerly the world championship) and FIBA Americas — since 1936, a span of 45 tournaments in all. This is only the fifth time the Americans won’t medal; they were fifth at the 1970 world championship, fifth at the 1978 world championship, sixth at the 2002 world championship and fourth at the 2005 FIBA Americas. They’ve medaled in all 18 Olympic competitions, winning gold 15 times.UP NEXTU.S.: Face Poland or Czech Republic in seventh-place game at Beijing on Saturday.Serbia: Face Poland or Czech Republic in fifth-place game at Beijing on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast Harrison Barnes scored 22 for the U.S., which got 18 from Kemba Walker and 16 from Khris Middleton.Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 28 for Serbia, which ran out to a quick 25-point lead and handed the U.S. its second loss in two days. Vladimir Lucic scored 15 for Serbia, which will play for fifth place Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelA Serbia-U.S. meeting was widely expected to be one for gold this weekend. The prospects of that were hyped plenty going into the tournament — especially after Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic called out the Americans in a television interview by saying “if we meet, may God help them.” But all that was on the line Thursday night was bragging rights and a few world ranking points.Serbia led 44-40 at the half, a margin that may suggest the first 20 minutes were of the back-and-forth variety. United States’ coach Gregg Popovich gestures during a quarterfinal match against France for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong province on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. France defeated United States 89-79. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)DONGGUAN, China  — The U.S. will leave the World Cup with its worst finish in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game Thursday night.The previous worst finish for a U.S. men’s team in 45 tournament appearances was sixth at the 2002 world championships. The Americans — the top-ranked team in the world — will be either seventh or eighth in China, depending on the outcome of their consolation finale Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT At 0-3, Chongson admits Red Warriors still ‘work in progress’last_img read more