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Cinemetrics An interactive fingerprint for your favorite movies

first_imgYou don’t have to be a movie buff to appreciate the awesomeness of Cinemetrics. The thesis project of graphic designer and coder Frederic Brodbeck, Cinemetrics creates a visual representation of a film, resulting in a sort of “fingerprint” of a movie.Brodbeck, a student of the Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag, analyzed movie information including the editing structure, speech, motion, and colors, and wrapped it all up in a nice, visually-aesthetic graphic.Sure there are tons of infographics about movies, but most focus on things like how much the films grossed in the box office, or relationships between characters. However, Brodbeck decided to take a step back and look at the various parts of the movie to create his interactive Cinemetrics graphics. Brodbeck’s goal was to measure and visualize movie data, revealing the film’s characteristics so that movies could be seen as a whole and could be easily interpreted side by side.The thesis project focuses on generative and computational design and the role that writing code can play in new approaches to graphic design. Brodbeck had to extract, process, and visualize all of the data from each movie, which is something you can’t do by hand. He built custom software for every step of the process, including disassembling the video files into their components: video, audio, subtitles, and so on; and processing them into shot detection, average shot length, motion measuring, and color palettes.Once he had all the necessary data, he was able to compile it into the circular graphic, which resembles a pie chart. It looks nice on its own, but each pie chart signifies many things about the movie. For example, one segment of the circle represents the length of 10 shots in the movie, and the size represents how long the movie is. The larger the circle, the longer the movie.As for the color palettes, there’s one for the entire movie and one for each chapter. In order to quantify the colors in the movie, Brodbeck used a clustering algorithm to reduce each frame to five distinct colors.In the video below, you’ll notice that some of the segments move more than others. The motion indicates the amount of movement in the movie at that time. If you’re curious what part of the movie has the segment moving so quickly, you can click on the chart to see the particular frame of the movie.The single graphic is interesting enough in itself, but even more interesting is when you compare two or more side by side. Looking at the original vs. the remake can sometimes show very drastic differences between the two. For example, the original 1972 Solaris is longer, not as dark, and has more movement than the 2002 remake.Comparing all the Wes Anderson movies allows us to see that Anderson uses a very similar color palette for all of his films. Besides The Life Aquatic, which has a great deal of scenes shot in the ocean, most of the color schemes range in browns, oranges, and reds.As Brodbeck mentions on his website, Cinemetrics isn’t just for film nerds, but can actually benefit normal people who are looking for a different way to choose a movie. For example, if they don’t want to see anything super dark, they can make sure to find a lighter-colored graph.Check out the video below to see Cinemetrics in action.Read more at Cinemetrics, via Wiredlast_img read more

Shell à lorigine dune importante pollution des sols à Los Angeles

first_imgShell à l’origine d’une importante pollution des sols à Los AngelesÉtats-Unis- Des tests effectués sur un terrain anciennement exploité par la compagnie pétrolière Shell au sud de Los Angeles ont révélé des taux anormalement élevés de méthane et de benzène dans le sol. Le Monde a consacré un article à cette pollution qui peut s’avérer très nocive pour la santé.Le quotidien a rencontré une famille vivant dans le quartier du Carousel à Carson, celle de Royalene Fernandezqui souffre depuis dix-huit ans d’une leucémie. Des tests récemment effectués par l’agence de contrôle de l’eau ont révélé des niveaux anormalement élevés de méthane et de benzène dans le sol de ce quartier. Des concentrations susceptibles d’augmenter les risques de cancer et d’entraîner des problèmes neurologiques.À lire aussiRéchauffement climatique : les émissions de CO2 connaissent leur plus forte hausse en 7 ansJusqu’à la fin des années 1960 et depuis 1924, Shell stockait sur ce terrain le pétrole brut dans des cuves en béton, en partie enterrées. Mais lorsque la compagnie pétrolière a vendu son terrain, “les cuves ont été sommairement détruites avant la vente du terrain par Shell en 1966, sans être entièrement vidées ni nettoyées, et le site a été recouvert d’à peine un mètre de terre” explique Tom Girardi, l’avocat de plus de 200 habitants du quartier contaminé.Shell recommande simplement aux résidents de ne plus manger les fruits de leurs arbres ni les légumes de leur potager, et d’éviter autant que possible les contact avec le sol. Alors que leurs maisons ne valent aujourd’hui plus rien, les habitants du quartier du Carousel exigent du groupe Shell qu’il assume ses responsabilités et les aide à sortir de la situation dans laquelle ils sont aujourd’hui piégés.Le 22 juin 2010 à 18:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une route à ondes radio pour recharger les voitures électriques

first_imgUne route à ondes radio pour recharger les voitures électriques ?Une équipe japonaise a expérimenté un système de transmission d’électricité via des ondes radio propagées par la chaussée. Grâce à un tel système, il serait possible de recharger des véhicules électriques alors même qu’ils sont en train de rouler.C’est un système révolutionnaire mais qui n’en est qu’à un stade expérimental. Au Japon, une équipe de chercheurs est en train de mettre au point un procédé de transmission d’électricité à distance par ondes radio entre la chaussée et les roues d’un véhicule. L’innovation majeure serait ainsi de pouvoir permettre la recharge d’un véhicule en plein déplacement, relaye Futura sciences.comÀ lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?Si des systèmes à induction installés sous la route et alimentant les véhicules en train de rouler ont déjà été imaginés, la transmission se fait dans des conditions particulières : il faut une certaine distance entre la chaussée et le plancher du véhicule et celui-ci doit être assez précisément positionné au-dessus du conducteur. Dans le système japonais, les pneus font office de récepteur grâce à une ceinture de pièces métalliques incluse dans la matière plastique, et à des condensateurs. Ce récepteur n’est donc qu’à quelques millimètres de l’émetteur, qui peut être assez large. Selon l’équipe japonaise, la transmission par ondes radio, plus simple, conduit à des infrastructures moins coûteuses. La transmission d’électricité par ondes radio n’est donc pas une grande nouveauté en soi mais encore fallait-il l’adapter aux véhicules en mouvement. L’inconvénient de cette technique est la perte inévitable d’énergie. “Elle n’est que de 20%” a néanmoins souligné un des chercheurs, Takashi Ohira, au magazine américain New Scientist.Une tension de 50.000 volts ? Pour l’heure, ni la fréquence idéale ni la tension nécessaire ne sont connus mais un ingénieur de l’université d’Auckland estime cette dernière à 50.000 volts, ce qui est loin d’être négligeable. Par ailleurs, il faudra également éviter les interférences avec l’électronique embarquée. Bref, encore beaucoup de route à parcourir avant d’arriver à un système parfaitement au point qui permettrait de faire le plein tout en roulant.Le 4 septembre 2011 à 13:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Des traces de trois séismes majeurs potentiels découvertes au Japon

first_imgDes traces de trois séismes majeurs potentiels découvertes au Japon Lors de recherches menées près de l’épicentre du 11 mars 2011, des chercheurs ont découvert au large du Japon des traces dans les sédiments qui suggèrent que trois séismes d’ampleur comparable à celui de l’an dernier se seraient déjà produits par le passé.Plus d’un an après le terrible séisme survenu au Japon, c’est une découverte d’importance qu’ont faite des chercheurs allemands, suisses et japonais. Lors d’un congrès scientifique organisé par l’Union européenne des géosciences (EGU) et tenu à Vienne, ceux-ci ont dévoilé les résultats préliminaires d’une mission sous-marine menée dans la fosse du Japon. Soit précisément dans la zone de subduction tectonique à l’origine du séisme et de l’énorme tsunami qui ont ravagé l’an dernier le nord-est de l’archipel. Or, selon les dires des scientifiques, cette catastrophe pourrait ne pas être la première de cette ampleur à frapper le Japon. En effet, “nous sommes parvenus à retrouver les traces de trois événements majeurs de resédimentation qui suggèrent l’occurrence de séismes antérieurs potentiellement du même type que celui du séisme de 2011″, a expliqué le géologue Michael Strasser, de l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Zurich (ETH), qui a analysé les glissements de terrains sous-marins causés par le séisme. Concrètement, ce chercheur et ses collègues ont étudié les fonds marins près de la fosse entre le 8 mars et le 6 avril, en utilisant un véhicule équipé de caméras et autres instruments à des profondeurs allant jusqu’à 7.700 mètres. Pour compléter les données obtenus, ils ont également cartographié les fonds marins proches de l’épicentre du séisme de magnitude 9 aboutissant ainsi à la découverte des fameuses traces. Néanmoins, les chercheurs doivent encore poursuivre les recherches afin de confirmer leur hypothèse.Un séisme de même ampleur il y a 1.300 ans ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”En théorie, ce ne sont pas forcément des séismes parce qu’une resédimentation de grande ampleur peut aussi être causée par d’autres facteurs, mais c’est à ce stade l’explication la plus plausible”, a-t-il ajouté cité par l’AFP. Pour en savoir plus, l’équipe mènent donc actuellement des analyses plus poussées des échantillons de sédiments prélevés pour tenter de dater ces événements géologiques. “Ce sera une contribution importante aux études de risque car si vous voulez calculer la probabilité d’un séisme, vous devez connaître le modèle de récurrence”, a poursuivi M. Strasser. Celui-ci a ainsi rappelé que des sources historiques font déjà état d’un séisme d’ampleur similaire au Japon il y a environ 1.300 ans.Le 1 mai 2012 à 11:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cybersecurity is on the Precipice of a New and Dark Era

first_img In what may come as one of the most (and yet least) surprising revelations on the US’ presidential election last year, it seems that an arm of the Russian military intelligence used spear-phishing campaigns and malware to attempt to manipulate parts of the American electoral system. There’s no evidence that the attack directly influenced the outcome.The Intercept broke the story alongside the supporting, albeit classified, NSA documents, but it was quickly overshadowed by an announcement from the Department of Justice, which had brought up 25-year-old Reality Winner with “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet.” While that might not sound like a sure connection at first, the DoJ’s full statement is telling.“Winner is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation assigned to a U.S. government agency facility in Georgia,” the release reads. “She has been employed at the facility since on or about February 13 and has held a Top Secret clearance during that time. On or about May 9, Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency and unlawfully retained it. Approximately a few days later, Winner unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.”While it’s weird that the statement says “approximately” and then “a few,” it’s pretty clear. Winner appeared in federal court yesterday as well, where she admitted that she had taken the classified documents off-site. The outlet is widely presumed, although not yet confirmed, to be the Intercept.That situation — who Winner was and who, if anyone she sent classified documents to — is still developing, and we may know more as time goes, but for now this is yet another bit of evidence in US campaign interference. The report states “unequivocally” that the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) conducted the attack. Specifically, GRU targeted election software and hardware and gather bulk data to conduct a “voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting US Local government organizations.”We don’t get too far into politics here at Geek, and I won’t change that now. Instead, I’ll largely use this to reinforce the point that humanity has broadly ignored the importance of cyber security. These kinds of things will keep happening.The NSA documents suggest that while not vote tallying machines were breached, GRU targeted more than 100 people responsible for voter registration. Spear-phishing, a phishing attack that attempts to maximize success by posing as someone the target knows personally, is fantastically effective at this scale. By focusing on a large, but manageable, number of individuals, hackers were able to leverage information about each person and attempt to trick them into installing malware. Spear-phishing, while relatively new, is good ol’ social engineering in all but name. Many of Russia’s now globally infamous cyber-attacks use a variant of phishing, and that’s because they’re actually very simple. Phishing isn’t nearly as complicated as actually attempt to crack systems. It’s far easier to trick someone into giving you their password (or clicking a link, as the case may be) than it is to find and exploit software vulnerabilities.That doesn’t mean those aren’t still problems. These issues compound. With an incredible number of Internet of Things devices with default security settings are flooding the market, loads of insecure software, a massive grey market for data and knowledge on vulnerabilities, AND ALSO loads of people who don’t understand the most basic best practices for information security, you have a recipe for disaster.The era of relatively low-risk cybersecurity has ended. We are entering a new one dominated by chaos. We well-organized state hackers standing shoulder-to-shoulder with lone wolves who can dramatically magnify their power and influence with botnet-based attacks.We can now no longer rely on major internet backbones to always be functional. We will soon no longer be able to rely on many vital services. Unless there’s a cultural shift in how we approach security, it’s not unreasonable to expect the rise of dystopic cyberpunk-esque societies. We will soon enter an age when we can’t rely on banking software or social media or email any more than we can the weather. There are activists out there, digital vigilantes who have tried to force larger shifts towards technical literacy, but so far, it hasn’t helped.For now, people are still the weakest link in this chain. People are easy to manipulate, and it’s tough for us to come up with, much less remember decent passwords. Take this as a giant wake-up call. Secure. Your. Shit. Right. Now. Don’t give out information to people who don’t’ absolutely need it — even if you know them. Be careful. Get a password manager. Turn on two-factor authentication. Change the factory settings on all of your devices. Yes, it’s a lot of work. But this really matters.We’re going to need more than that, unfortunately. Even if everyone followed that advice, computer systems would still be breached. We’d still have at least some of these problems. But we could severely dent modern botnet attacks and prevent anyone breach from affecting too much of your life. In any case: secure your shit. For the love of god. Trump Expected to Sign Bill Renewing Internet Surveillance ProgramEdward Snowden’s Back, With an App Stay on targetlast_img read more

City Council proclaims June 19 as Rey Mysterio Day in San Diego

first_imgSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego City Council is honoring legendary San Diego professional wrestler Rey Mysterio by proclaiming June 19, 2018 as Rey Mysterio Day.Oscar Gutierrez, otherwise known as Rey Mysterio, is a professional wrestler, born and raised in South San Diego.Mysterio is widely regarded as the greatest cruiserweight wrestler of all time, he is known for his high-flying Lucha Libre wrestling style and even named his signature move ‘619’ (he is appropriately honored on June 19).Mysterio has won numerous wrestling championships and also continues to give back to the San Diego community by organizing and participating in various charity events. Posted: June 19, 2018 City Council proclaims June 19 as Rey Mysterio Day in San Diego Someone is excited about 6-1-9 Day @reymysterio Day in San Diego. Starts in 5 minutes. pic.twitter.com/78ewu9HIgO— David Alvarez (@AlvarezSD) June 19, 2018 Updated: 10:15 AMcenter_img , June 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Car crashes into house after reported shooting stabbing at Pompano Beach nightclub

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A car crashed into a house and burst into flames while fleeing from deputies after a reported shooting and stabbing at a nightclub in Pompano Beach, Saturday morning.The Broward Sheriff’s Office received a call about a shooting and stabbing at Singers Karaoke Klub, located at 3521 NW 8th Ave., at around 5:20 a.m.Paramedics transported two people to Broward Health North. Their conditions remain unknown.Deputies were told to be on the lookout for a vehicle seen fleeing the scene. A deputy spotted the vehicle, and the subject bailed out of the car in a residential neighborhood, located near Northwest Eighth Street and Fourth Avenue.“He was at the wrong place, at the wrong time,” said one onlooker.As deputies were trying to locate that subject, a silver Jeep sped away from the area. When BSO deputies attempted to stop the Jeep, the driver fled.The driver of the Jeep then lost control of the car and rammed into a single family home, located near Northeast Second Avenue and 23rd Street. The Jeep caught fire, and the blaze spread to the home, leaving the family who lives there displaced.“We see fire, so we are scared,” said the homeowner.No one in the house was injured.The driver of the vehicle was detained.The charred remains of the Jeep were later towed from the home.As for the family, they are trying to determine what to do, just days before Christmas. “I lose everything,” said the homeowner.At this time, it remains unknown why the driver of the Jeep fled or whether he was involved in the prior incident at Singers Karaoke Klub. If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Yo MTV Raps Reunion To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Brooklyn

first_img Facebook 30-Year Reunion Coming For “Yo! MTV Raps” yo-mtv-raps-reunion-celebrate-30th-anniversary-brooklyn News “Yo! MTV Raps” Reunion To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Brooklyn https://twitter.com/YoExperience/status/986658269212086273 “Yo! MTV Raps … actually put hip-hop on the map around the globe,” Doctor Dré said. “From southeast Asia … to Peru, Argentina. Antarctica even used to watch ‘Yo! MTV Raps.’ I used to get mail from many different African nations — including Wakanda.”Tickets go on sale on April 20.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Ed Lover and Doctor Dré are back and plotting an epic night on June 1 at Brooklyn’s Barclay CenterPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 18, 2018 – 5:32 pm In the year 1988, “Yo! MTV Raps” first appeared on upstart cable network MTV. Hosted by Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Run-DMC, the pilot episode explored the nascent music genre while examining the works of emerging artists DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and Eric B. & Rakim.Now 30 years after the seminal show helped make hip-hop a global phenomenon, “Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience” is bringing an epic reunion back to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on June 1.Looking back on 1988, just one year later at the 31st GRAMMY Awards saw the debut of the Best Rap Performance category, won by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for their hit “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Introducing the award, Kool Moe Dee said, “I think it’s time that the whole world knows rap is here to stay.”The upcoming June 1 extravaganza was initiated by former hosts Ed Lover and Doctor Dré (not to be confused with Dr. Dre), according to Rolling Stone. Fab 5 Freddy and DJ Skribble, from the hosting side, will be there at the event along with GRAMMY winners Big Daddy Kane and Melle Mel, GRAMMY nominee Flavor Fav, Eric B. & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Kid Capri, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, the Pharcyde, and more. Twitter Email last_img read more

Your old iPhone is about to be worth a whole lot less

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Since launching less than a year ago, the iPhone X has lost 59% of its original value, the iPhone XS 49% and the iPhone XR 43%. Decluttr said in its 2019 phone depreciation study.  At the moment, those phones are worth $482, $646 and $462, respectively, on the site.The iPhone 7 has lost 81% of its value, the iPhone 8 65% and the iPhone 8 Plus 61%, Decluttr said.On the Android side, Decluttr said the Samsung Galaxy S10 has already lost 57% of its value just months after launching, while the Galaxy S10 Plus has lost 52% upon trade-in. Decluttr’s findings tie in with a report in June that revealed S10 phones lost half their value in their first 30 days after launch.The Google Pixel 3XL has depreciated by 58% six months after launching, according to Decluttr.The depreciation in value is because of “a lack of innovation,” said Liam Howley, Decluttr’s chief marketing officer.  • Comment Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Apple Boost Mobile 1 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 8:10 Best Buy See It $999 Older iPhones could lose 30% of their trade-in value within 24 hours of the iPhone 11 unveiling. Angela Lang/CNET Older iPhones will soon “dramatically drop” in value, according to a research report Thursday from Decluttr, a phone refurbishment service where you can trade in your old phone. Within 24 hours of the new iPhone 11 being announced, previous models could lose up to 30% of their current resale value, the company said.Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. PT at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The tech giant sent out invitations earlier Thursday. Even new iPhones, however, tend to drop by around 40% in value in the first month after their launch, and then by 1% each month after that, Decluttr said. Apple iPhone XS Three new iPhone 11 models coming in September, rumor… $999 See It reading • Your old iPhone is about to be worth a whole lot less Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple See All $999 $999 See It Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: The specs, features and prices we expect on Sept. 10 Mobile Phones Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See it Here’s every iPhone ever made from 2007 to today 48 Photos Sprint Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) The iPhone 11last_img read more

Invasive Species in a Human Modified World

first_imgThese days agencies in charge of public lands and wildlife are trying to consider the whole eco-system in their management decisions, and how natural diversity can be harmed by invasive species. But it turns out that eco-systems sometimes have ideas of their own.Download AudioHOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio NetworkGUESTS:Ken Thompson, author, “Where Do Camels Belong”Callers StatewidePARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVElast_img read more

US dollar rises amid declining euro

first_imgU.S. dollar notes are seen in front of a stock graph in this November 7, 2016 picture illustration.Reuters file [Representational Image]The US dollar increased amid a weaker euro, as latest data showed the eurozone suffered a sharp contraction in the manufacturing sector, raising concerns over a slowdown in the region’s economy.In late New York trading on Tuesday, the euro decreased to $1.1198 from $1.1211 in the previous session, and the British pound was down to $1.3114 from $1.3125 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported.The Australian dollar decreased to $0.7063 from $0.7112.The US dollar bought 111.38 Japanese yen, higher than 111.36 Japanese yen of the previous session. The US dollar fell to 0.9984 Swiss francs from 0.9989 Swiss francs, and it was up to 1.3346 Canadian dollars from 1.3310 Canadian dollars.The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posted a level of 47.5 in March, down from 49.3 in February, marking its lowest level since April 2013, according to the PMI data released Monday by IHS Markit, a London-based global information provider.The grim data indicated that manufacturing operating conditions in the eurozone deteriorated last month to the greatest degree for nearly six years.The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, increased 0.12 per cent at 97.3597 in late trading.last_img read more

Official says state image affected by actions of one irresponsible company

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The president of the Quintana Roo Democratic Revolution Party says it is regrettable that, due to one irresponsible company, the image of the state has been affected.State PRD president, Jorge Aguilar Osorio, said it is regrettable that, because of the irresponsibility of a ferry company, the tourist image of Quintana Roo has been affected.After announcing the discovery of devices on a boat of Barcos Caribe, the PRD leader said that it is essential to clarify the facts as well as facts surrounding the February 21 explosion at the Playa del Carmen maritime terminal.Due to these events, the US Embassy in Mexico issued a security alert to its employees to avoid the use of the Playa del Carmen-Cozumel ferries, which, Jorge Aguilar notes, greatly affects the image of the state’s destinations.“Beyond the possible self-attack theory, the damage that is being done to our tourist destinations due to the disorder that this company seems to have under its operations is seriously affecting the image of Quintana Roo and, as such, the United States has already issued a security alert,” said the leader of the PRD.The possibility that these incidents are self-inflicted or self-attacks is a hypothesis that has not been ruled out by State Attorney General, Miguel Ángel Pech Cen.Aguilar Osorio says that the Barcos Caribe company must be completely open in collaborating with authorities in the following investigations that have led to the discovery of alleged explosives.“It generates suspicion. The alleged explosive device found on a boat of Barcos Caribe, especially because this company has been questioned on different occasions.“It cannot continue putting the tourist destination at risk, especially in the upcoming vacation time of Holy Week,” he said.The PDR leader noted the seriousness of the investigations being carried out by the Secretariat of the Navy in collaboration with state authorities in order to determine the reason(s) for the explosion, as well as the origin of the alleged explosive device.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NYC comes to Australia for sales mission

first_imgNYC & Company will be participating in the Visit USA program in Australia and New Zealand commencing with a Friends of New York function in Sydney tomorrow. Leading the team will be NYC & Company’s senior vice president global tourism development Makiko Matsuda Healy.“NYC & Company wanted to build on the success of the East Coast USA Mission in July 2014, and continue to develop new and loyal relationships, while also keeping the Australia and New Zealand market up to date on new products and openings in the City,” Mr Healy said.With the increasing interest in the USA by Australians and New Zealanders, NYC & Company is keen to demonstrate the diversity of product, the ever-changing landscape and the authentic experiences.NYC & Company recently announced its visitation success reaching 56.4 million visitors ahead of its target of 55 million by 2015.Of that, Australia is the fifth largest source of overseas visitors, and the projected figure for Australian visitation is 652,000 and New Zealand visitation for 2014 is 27,000.NYC & Company will be attending the Discover America Expo in Brisbane on 16 February, Melbourne on 17 February, followed by the Discover America Expo, Visit USA Media Marketplace B2B and Networking in Sydney 18, 19, 20 February. Finally the delegates will journey to New Zealand to participate in the Visit USA Expo and B2B function in Auckland on February 24. Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

Soccer Star Lists US Estate Considers UK Move

first_img July 2, 2012 416 Views Superstar soccer player Landon Donovan has put his California estate on the market. According to “”Zillow’s blog””:http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-06-28/landon-donovan-lists-manhattan-beach-compound-as-rumors-swirl-about-his-return-to-the-english-premier-league/, Donovan has listed his home in Manhattan Beach, California, for $4.295 million. The property, which was once featured on MTV Cribs, boasts two separate compounds on site. The Moloney Development-designed main house serves as Donovan’s living space, while the secondary home is a “”play zone”” that includes a swimming pool, massage room, theater, and bar area. Donovan’s decision to sell has amped up speculation as to his next career move, and the athlete, who is the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. national team, is rumored to be considering a move back to England to become a permanent part of FC Everton.[COLUMN_BREAK][IMAGE] Soccer Star Lists U.S. Estate, Considers U.K. Move Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Celebrity Homes Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-07-02 Abby Gregory in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

New Real Estate Investment Firm Targets High Net Worth Investors

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing New Real Estate Investment Firm Targets High Net Worth Investors Capital Square Management announced last week the introduction of a new venture, Capital Square Real Estate Advisors, LLC, a new investment firm for high net worth investors. [IMAGE]The new venture, based in Richmond, Virginia, is led by Louis J. Rogers, who has spent 29 years in the commercial real estate market, as a portfolio creator and manager and as an attorney focusing on real estate taxation and securities law. [COLUMN_BREAK]””We are a newly formed company with cash on our balance sheet and no debts or liabilities,”” Rogers said. Capital Square Real Estate Advisors leverages the Delaware Statutory Trust structure (DST), which “”is a proven and efficient vehicle for syndicating commercial real estate investments,”” according to Rogers. “”Capital Square structures real estate investment programs intended to provide superior risk adjusted returns to investors along with material tax advantages,”” Rogers said. Currently, the company manages a portfolio of multifamily, office, and mixed-use properties located in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and Wisconsin. “”Capital Square intends to structure DST offerings with properties that have long-term, triple-net leases with investment-grade tenants,”” Rogers said of the company’s mission. Additionally, through Capital Square Management, the investment firm will be able to offer acquisition, property management, and loan sourcing assistance. Over his career, Rogers created and managed 100 investment offerings exceeding $3 billion in value.center_img February 19, 2013 414 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-02-19 Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more

Teachers First Responders and Restaurant Workers Facing Affordability Struggles

first_imgTeachers, First Responders, and Restaurant Workers Facing Affordability Struggles A new report by Trulia states that restaurant workers are the most impacted by wage gaps in the housing market, with less than of the professional 5% able to buy a home in more than half of the markets surveyed.Overall, the study reported that occupations such as teachers, first responders, and restaurants workers struggle to afford homes. Teachers can afford fewer than half of the homes on the market in 42 of the 55 largest housing markets studied.First responders can earn more than $100,000 in California, but in the state’s three most expensive markets—San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles—those first responders can afford only 10.6%, 17.6%, and 25.2% of homes on their respective markets.Affordability continues to be an issue across the U.S., as the list price for a for sale-home rose 19.2% in the last three years. Wages increased 6.7% over that same period of time.  According to Trulia, a worker earning the average U.S. annual salary of $38,640 would spend 46.1% of their income on home costs on an average-priced home of $285,000, which is a 6.5% increase from three years ago. Trulia states homeowners should not spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs.Pittsburgh is among the most affordable of markets, with teachers being able to afford 64.2% of homes, first responders 63.3%, and restaurant workers 24.4%.Memphis, Tennessee, is the most affordable market for restaurant workers, with 25.1% able to afford a home.Other affordable markets include Cleveland; Detroit; Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; and Birmingham, Alabama.The most expensive market is San Jose with an average home price of more than $1 million. First responders, teachers, and restaurant workers combined can afford less than 12% of the homes on the market.Teachers and restaurant workers in San Jose combined can afford less than 1% of the homes on the market.While home affordability in California may be a struggle for certain occupations, a report by First American Financial Corporation found that the market that is leading the nation for potential home buyers is California, as four cities—San Jose, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego—where among six whose Real House Price Index decreased and affordability increased. May 6, 2019 573 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img 2019 Housing Market Affordability Home Prices Trulia 2019-05-06 Mike Albanese Sharelast_img read more

CityJet will commence cheap flights to Deauville i

first_imgCityJet will commence cheap flights to Deauville in Normandy from its London City Airport hub this summer.The airline, which is part of the Air France-KLM group, will introduce services to the popular northern French holiday destination on June 24th, and the route will operate through the summer until September 27th.It will be the first time that direct flights to the region are offered from the UK, with Deauville close to attractions including the Bayeux tapestry, Mont St Michel and Normandy’s beaches.Geoffrey O’Byrne, CityJet’s chief executive officer, said Normandy is an area “immensely popular with British holidaymakers” and has a growing population of UK expats.”The frequent service we’ll be offering will cater to that market as well as open up access to this stunning holiday region, with its beautiful beaches and countryside, to a wider audience,” he explained.Mr O’Byrne went on to say that passengers travelling on the route can benefit from the fast 15-minute check-in times in place at London City Airport.In February, CityJet marked the 25,000th passenger to travel on its cheap flights to Nantes from the Docklands airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCityJet named Europe’s most punctual carrierCityJet named Europe’s most punctual carrierFlights to Florence to be launched from London CityFlights to Florence to be launched from London CityRenovation works underway at London CityRenovation works underway at London Citylast_img read more

Greensboro North Carolina – Reported by Elite Tra

first_imgGreensboro, North Carolina – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineHonda Aircraft Company, Inc., today announced that it has successfully completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet advanced light business jet. The event is a significant step in Honda’s aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012.The first conforming HondaJet lifted off yesterday, December 20, 2010, at 15:31 EST from Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters facility at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes, during which time the aircraft’s flight characteristics and performance were analyzed and systems checks were conducted. Various test data gathered during the flight were transmitted real-time to Honda’s flight test telemetry operations base within the company’s world headquarters facility.“This is a very important milestone for the HondaJet program,” said Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO. “This aircraft was assembled and tested under strict FAA certification processes, and we are very pleased to have achieved this successful first flight. Our team has worked extremely hard to reach this critical step in the HondaJet program, and these results reflect Honda’s focus and determination to develop a class-leading aircraft.”“We are very encouraged by our initial review of the flight data, which indicates the conforming HondaJet performed as expected. As we move forward, we will continue to focus all of our efforts and energy to deliver to our customers the most advanced light business jet yet created,” said Fujino.To support the company’s certification program, Honda has completed its second FAA-conforming aircraft, which already has undergone numerous structural tests required for commencement of certification flight testing. Honda also has completed mating of main assemblies for its third FAA-conforming aircraft, which is now in the systems installation phase of completion. This third conforming aircraft, to be used mainly for mechanical systems flight testing, is scheduled to be completed in early 2011. A total of five FAA-conforming aircraft, including one additional flight test aircraft and one additional structural test aircraft, are planned to support the HondaJet certification program.While Honda enters the flight test program with its conforming HondaJet, the company also nears completion of its aircraft production facility on its Greensboro campus. The 266,000 ft2 HondaJet production facility is scheduled for completion in early 2011, with the final phase of interior build-out now underway. Upon completion of the production facility, Honda will begin the process of moving equipment and personnel into the facility and undertaking pre-production preparations and training necessary to support HondaJet production ramp-up beginning in 2012.www.hondajet.comlast_img read more

Wife of Brazilian footballer arrested in ID gaffe Updated

first_imgImmigration officers in Nicosia on Wednesday detained the wife of a Brazilian footballer who plays for Doxa in Nicosia while she was walking to school to pick up her child, apparently because they thought she could be living on the island illegally.The incident, according to SuperSportFM, took place in Engomi in the middle of the day and was recorded by onlookers using a mobile phone.Two plain clothes police officers, one female, in an unmarked vehicle intercepted the wife of Doxa player Luís Carlos and arrested her, apparently to confirm her ID.The woman, who had been walking to the local primary school to pick up her child, had not been carrying her papers with her and was having trouble communicating as she did not speak any English, SuperSportFM said.They said that the woman was cuffed and driven around the area until they reached her home.Realising their gaffe, the officers then released the woman who went ahead and reported the incident to her embassy.Later on Wednesday, police said the matter would be investigated.“Taking into consideration the existing instructions, the matter will be brought before the Legal Service to look into the possibility of it being investigated by the independent authority which investigates complaints against the police,” a police announcement said. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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