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Jerry Garcia’s 1986 Artwork Featured On New Limited Edition Icelantic Skis

first_imgA new exciting partnership has emerged between Icelantic Skis and Jerry Garcia‘s estate, as airbrush artwork created by Garcia in 1986 has been used as the design for a limited edition pair of skis. The airbrush series was an artistic exploration for Garcia, who created vibrant multi-colored patterns to mimic the natural beauty of crystal-like designs. Titled “Facets 1”, this particular artwork has now been chosen to adorn these limited edition skis, for all of the Deadheads who embrace the winter sport.The new skis are available on the Jerry Garcia website, complete with the following description:Limited edition Icelantic Nomad skis adorned with “Facets 1” from Jerry’s 1986 series of airbrush paintings. “Facets 1” is from Jerry’s experimental journey with stencils used to create crystal-like patterns with a variety of colors to produce a three dimensional appearance. Icelantic’s Nomad ski model offers a balanced flex, 2mm of camber underfoot, and a rockered tip and tail – a great all-mountain freeride. All skis are handmade in Colorado with a 3 year, no questions asked warranty.Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind creation that balances the beauty of both art and nature.last_img read more

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Qantas to launch the world’s longest air routes

first_imgAustralia’s Qantas will enter the growing field of the ultra-long range operators when it takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 late next year.At the IATA AGM in Dublin the airline’s CEO Alan Joyce told AirlineRatings.com that airline is looking at “London-Perth, Sydney-Chicago and Melbourne-Dallas” as the initial routes for the 787.The airline will shortly enter into discussions with the relevant state governments and airport on support packages for its planned ultra-long-range flights.Both Sydney and Melbourne airports and their respective state governments have proved aggressive competitors in seeking new airlines and new routes to bolster tourism and business. Qantas is also looking to make Perth a hub for non-stop operations to London drawing traffic from Adelaide and possibly Melbourne with a tight turnaround in Perth.The Qantas 787-9 will have three cabins – business, premium economy and economy.It is likely that the business class will be modelled on the airline’s very successful business class suites on its A330s.Mr Gareth Evans chief executive of Qantas International said that the 787 would be “very much a premium aircraft” for the long routes.However economy class would have extra legroom.Qantas’ order is for 8  Boeing 787-9s, with 45 options and purchase rights.The first four will be delivered in FY18 and the balance in the following year.Mr Joyce also told AirlineRatings.com that the airline was looking at the 777X series as well as long range variants of the A350-900.last_img read more

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Proteas overpower Zimbabwe in first ODI

first_img18 August 2014Hashim Amla struck his third century in four one-day internationals to steer South Africa to a convincing 93-run victory over Zimbabwe in a one-day international at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Sunday.The Proteas were put in to bat, but Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura’s decision backfired as Amla and Quinton de Kock put on 109 for the first wicket before De Kock departed for 63 off 69 deliveries.Second century partnershipAmla and Faf du Plessis then added 123 for the second wicket before Du Plessis skied a delivery from Prosper Utseya and was caught by Vusi Sibanda for 59, with the total on 232 in the 43rd over.South African captain Ab de Villiers contributed a quickfire 21 off 12 balls, and JP Duminy struck an unbeaten 22 off of 11 deliveries, to see the Proteas to 309 for 3.Man of the matchMan of the match Amla finished undefeated on 122 from 132 balls, with six fours and three sixes.Off-spinner John Nyumbu picked up 2 for 52 from eight over for the hosts, while fellow spinner Prosper Utseya was the tidiest of the Zimbabwean bowlers, conceding 44 runs from his 10 overs while also removing Du Plessis.Zimbabwean inningsZimbabwe’s reply was propped up by a 100 run stand between Hamilton Mazakadza, who top scored with 61, and Sean Williams, who weighed in with 51, but they regularly lost wickets and their challenge ultimately fell away as they were bowled out for 216 with one ball remaining in their innings.The South African spinners, Aaron Phangiso and Imran Tahir picked up three wickets apiece at a cost of 43 and 44 runs respectively, while Wayne Parnell claimed 2 for 43.PleasedAfter the game, looking back on South Africa’s batting effort on a slow track, South African captain AB de Villiers declared himself very pleased: “There was talk of 250 at one point and even Hash [Amla] said when he came off that he never thought we would get to 300-plus.“I thought it was a great batting performance today. It was set up by the man himself with Quinton [de Kock] and Faf [du Plessis] batting around him.“It shows you that we are quite dangerous with wickets in hand in the last 10 to 15 overs. It was an exceptional batting performance.”Bowling depthDe Villiers also said it was good to win a game without Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel or Vernon Philander in the line-up because it showed the depth of the South African bowling.“I thought we were good in the field as well,” he added. “It’s easy to go into a situation where you lose your energy and focus, especially after the first 15 overs where we started well. I thought the boys stuck to their guns quite well, we kept taking wickets and stuck to our skills.“It was all-round a good 100 overs for us.”last_img read more

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Why One Big Mobile News Publisher Is Embracing Google Glass

first_img“I remember that moment in my life and was like, holy shit, there is something here, there is a revolution coming,” Johnson said. “I actually felt the same way when I put on my Google Glass for the first time and forced myself to use it. I thought, wow, there is something here that is going to be hard to explain to people what is coming.”Zite the company actually started as a semantic search engine called Worio, but changed course in 2011 to focus on news with a mobile-only focus. Its new app launched in the early days of the iPad and has expanded to the iPhone, Android smartphones and Windows Phone. Google Glass is a natural extension of that approach—albeit one heavily influenced by Johnson’s belief that Glass is just really cool.The other reason to develop for Glass—the fear of missing out—also plays a factor. Internet disruption caught the media industry unprepared. With mobile now ascendant, media companies don’t want to miss the boat again. If that means building for platforms that ultimately may have no meaningful consumer adoption, so be it. It’s better to cover the bases early than be the company that has to catch up to everyone else.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Google hasn’t announced a public launch date for Glass, and rumors of the spectacles coming in 2014 at a budget-friendly price of $299 appear to be unfounded. Google’s moonshot is a cool idea, but it’s still just a beta product wrapped within a beta product. So why bother?Johnson cites two reasons: The fear of missing out, and the ability to build for some cool technology that has the potential to be huge.“When I got this pair of Glass I was really honored to be in the program but I thought, honestly, is that it is just a gimmick,” Johnson told ReadWrite. “As I started using them I realized that a revolution is coming, a revolution that is going to be pretty impossible for people to ignore. Not just for we that develop applications, but for consumers as well.”As Game Changing As The Web ItselfJohnson likens Google Glass to the first time he saw the World Wide Web on a Mosaic browser, the now-ancient (in Internet time) ancestor of modern browsers.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Johnson is a big proponent of making Zite shine on each mobile operating system. The app started on the iPad but has expanded down the line to Android and Windows Phone. Johnson is the type of mobile nerd who sees something great in each of the platforms. As such, he wants to see Zite shine on each operating system.Zite also announced today that version 2.0 of its app is coming to Android. Zite 2.0 was first shipped to the iPad in December 2012 and since then the company has been working to build the next generation of Zite for Android based on its iOS redesign. Instead of a straight port from the iPad app to Android, Johnson said that the Zite team wanted to make sure the app was very “Android-y” while still retaining the magazine feel that people like on iOS.“Before we got Zite completely working on Android, looking at some of our competitors you notice that they really have just taken the iOS version and ported it over to Android. I really wanted to avoid that, I really wanted to take advantage of all the great features that Android has to offer,” Johnson said.Zite will offer a dynamic widget for device home screens, an Android-style quick list, better personalization of news content and even integration with Samsung’s S Pen stylus on Galaxy Note devices. Johnson said that Zite will also have a fully functional refresh of the app for iOS 7 when it is released to the public sometime in September. dan rowinskicenter_img Tags:#Android#Google Glass#Zite “I really want to be in early on that,” Johnson said. “I think it is important for us to be experimenting on these platforms which are going to be critical for people getting their news and information. And I want to make sure that as this revolution comes about, we are going to understand what consumers want and are going to be prepared for when Google Glass and other kinds of wearables like watches and whatnot become mainstream.”Zite 2.0 Comes To Android The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Depending on who you ask, wearable computers will either be the next big thing in technology or a completely superfluous and socially unacceptable line of gadgets only for pretentious techno-nerds. Mark Johnson wants you to know he’s in the former group, at least where Google Glass is concerned.Johnson is the CEO of Zite, a personalized mobile news app that’s making the transition to Google Glass. The new Glass app, which it’s announcing today, will deliver the top 10 stories in a user’s Zite app straight to the screen hanging in front of her face. The app will also be able to read news stories aloud. Zite follows other publishers such as the New York Times, Twitter and Facebook, all of whom have already released Glass apps.Why Zite Won’t Pass On GlassThe question plaguing many developers where Google Glass is concerned is simple: Why? Why spend time and resources building an app for a device that only a few thousand extremely select people currently use, and which has no guarantee of ever being a mass-market hit like smartphones and tablets?last_img read more

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Max Altschuler on Hacking Sales, Sales Stacks, and Automation in the Sales Process – Episode #61

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:47 — 27.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSAnthony is not a tech guy – meaning he’s not the guy to figure out the ways software and technological tools can be used to make sales work better, even though he is an avid user of the tech that exists. With that said, he’s very glad there are people out there who are into the tech and know how to take the deep dive into it in order to make it work better for sales professional. Max Altschuler is that guy. He’s on the show today to talk about sales stacks, the powerful benefits technology can bring to the prospecting and sales process, and how human capital can and should be integrated into the process.Data is the foundation of any successful sales process ~ Max AltschulerClick To TweetWhat is meant by a “sales stack” and is yours high enough quality to help you?When Max Altschuler uses the term “sales stack” he’s referring to the human, software, and tech components that you have in place to organize and utilize the data involved in prospecting, marketing, and sales. That definition infers that you’ve got to have a system in place that has quality data that is both current and useful. On this episode Max walks through the things that make up a great data stack, how he uses it when making sales calls, and what you can do to close the loops in your process to ensure that your data stays up to date.Do you know how to research a prospect before making a connection?Every sales professional knows that you can’t (or shouldn’t) just pick up the phone and call someone you want to make a sale to. You’re much better off in the long run if you do some research to know something about that person, what they do, and why your product or service is the right solution for their needs. Max Altschuler is a pro at sales and knows the sales process backwards and forwards from his work with www.SalesHacker.com – so be sure to listen to this episode to get his own approach to researching a prospect before making the call.How to prepare for a face to face sales call from an expert, on this episode of In The ArenaClick To TweetWhat many companies do wrong when it comes to sales automation.Anthony periodically receives prospecting emails that are generated by an automated system. These emails show that the company sending them knows very little about him and has taken virtually no time understanding what he does or what his needs might be. This is a marketing and sales FAIL in the hugest terms. Companies that think automation is going to cut costs are actually costing themselves more. On this episode Max Altschuler provides his insights into the biggest automation mistakes companies are making when it comes to sales and how they can cut their losses and turn things around.Targeting your prospects from a variety of positions.Both Anthony and his guest today, Max Altschuler agree that sales professionals should not allow themselves to be hindered if they find that “THE” decision maker or ideal contact they are trying to reach is unable to be reached. There are many different ways to make contact with a company that can lead to great results. In his book, Max refers to “Top down” and “Bottom up” approaches and unpacks them on this episode. You need to hear this if you continue to get road blocked in your approaches to a prospective client.You can’t be hindered by missing the appointment with the “perfect” contact. Here’s whyClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Max Altschuler. What is a “sales stack” and why they can work for you in sales. Ideas of what might be included in a sales stack. What Max does (and builds into his tools) to best research a prospect. What can be done to improve the quality of leads by improving the quality of data? Top down and bottom up targeting. How email marketing often fails from a technology standpoint. The risks involved in using automation. What Max would do to prep for a face to face sales call. An upcoming sales conference Max’s organization is hosting.Our Sponsors:Sales Gravy University – tell Jeb that Anthony sent you.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.SalesHacker.comThe Upcoming Conference mentioned on this episode.Connect with Max on Twitter.Max’s book1508655081The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. 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Encinitas hosts 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Encinitas hosts 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Interfaith events will be held in El Cajon and Encinitas today to mark the National Day of Prayer, while Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells are set to attend the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House.The East County Mayors Prayer Luncheon is scheduled to be held at Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon at 11 a.m., featuring remarks from officials representing El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee and Lemon Grove. La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis and Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez are expected to attend.El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells will be attending the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House with Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.Goldstein was invited to the White House event by President Donald Trump in a conversation following Saturday’s shooting during which Goldstein lost his right index finger.Santee Mayor John Minto will also be in Washington, D.C. to meet with the state’s Congressional delegation to discuss funding for improvements to state Route 52.Encinitas will hold its 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center at 7:30 a.m., with Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Christian and Jewish clergy members and representatives of the Baha’i Faith set to speak.“In the midst of the current turmoil happening in America and across the globe, we need to come together as a community to show our love, respect and support for one another, regardless of religious affiliation,” Blakespear said. “This year’s prayer breakfast will be both a recognition of how far we’ve come and how much farther we need to go as a people to create a world based on acceptance and inclusion.”A bill signed into law by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1988 called on the president to issue a proclamation each year designating the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.”In his proclamation declaring today as a National Day of Prayer, Trump said, “Our nation’s honored tradition of prayer has sustained us and strengthened our trust that God will continue to watch over and accompany us through the best of times and the darkest hours. May we as Americans never forget the power of prayer and the greatness of our Creator. On this National Day of Prayer, let each of us, according to our own faiths, call upon God for His guidance and express our gratitude for the love and grace He bestows on us and our country.” May 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Economy in focus as PM Modi begins second term without key aide

first_imgPM Modi won a massive mandate in the general election that ended this month after focusing his campaign on national security.ReutersPrime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday along with his ministers, though he suffered a setback at the start of his second term when key aide and finance minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the next government.The swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of the colonial-era presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhawan will be attended by thousands of guests including Bollywood stars and leaders of neighbours including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.PM Modi won a massive mandate in the general election that ended this month after focusing his campaign on national security, as tension with old rival Pakistan shot up over a deadly militant attack on security forces in the disputed region of Kashmir.Pakistan was not invited to the inauguration.India is proud of all those brave men and women martyred in the line of duty, PM Modi said after visiting a war memorial near parliament on Thursday. Our government will leave no stone unturned to safeguard India’s unity and integrity. National security is our priority.Many ministers who are also senior members of the ruling alliance are expected to keep their place in the government. But changes in their departments are likely, especially after Arun Jaitley wrote to PM Modi on Wednesday asking to be kept out due to health reasons.Narendra Modi and the chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Amit Shah, could also promote many fresh faces to reward good electoral performance, mainly in the east of the country where they have traditionally been weak.Amit Shah himself is tipped to take up a role in the government, though some political analysts say he could stay on as BJP president to steer the party towards a majority in the upper house of parliament after dominating the lower house.Nearly 8,000 people, including leaders of the decimated opposition bloc, are expected to attend the ceremony that will fete the incredible rise of 68-year-old Modi, the son of a tea seller.The BJP now controls 303 of the 545 seats in the lower house of parliament, paving the way for Modi to possibly attempt controversial land and labour reforms amid concerns that Asia’s third-largest economy is faltering.This week, two major industrial bodies called on the new government to urgently take steps to bolster the economy, which grew 6.6 per cent in the three months to December — the slowest pace in five quarters.PM Modi pushed through important reforms such as a unified goods and services tax and bankruptcy law in his first five years in power but faced flak for failing to create enough jobs for millions of people seeking employment, rising farm distress and lacklustre economic growth. India’s main opposition Congress party, meanwhile, is fighting to stay relevant after being overwhelmed in two straight general elections.Its president, Rahul Gandhi, has offered to resign and on Thursday, the party said it would not send its spokespeople on television debates for a month as it analyses its latest defeat.last_img read more

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25 Indicted in East Baltimore Drug Bust

first_imgTwenty-five suspects associated with three separate drug organizations operating near East Monument Street and North Rose Street in Baltimore were indicted Oct. 2, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office announced.The indictments come after months of investigations conducted by detectives of the Special Enforcement section of the Baltimore Police Department and the Major Investigation unit of the State’s Attorney’s Office. The focus for police and prosecutors was on stopping the distribution of narcotics in the Monument street corridor. The indictments outline that three narcotic traffickers allegedly sold cocaine and heroin in multiple neighborhoods this past summer.“In neighborhood after neighborhood, we are working closely with police to conduct focused investigations leading to strategic prosecutions, all with the objective of reducing violence, so all of our residents can live, learn, work, and worship in safety and security,” State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said in a press release.Out of the 25 individuals that were indicted by the grand jury, 14 have been apprehended, ranging in age from 21 to 51. September’s drug takedown in East Baltimore follows recent neighborhood initiatives aimed at targeting drug operations with the purpose of decreasing violence and homicides.In August, prosecutors and police secured charges against 27 individuals for their involvement in heroin distribution in West Baltimore’s Gwynn Falls Parkway area. In late May and early June, 57 individuals were indicted for taking part in five distribution crews. One crew operated in East Baltimore, while the other four crews worked in West Baltimore on Baltimore Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.“Whether it is the East Monument Corridor, Cherry Hill, Oliver or Gilmore Homes, we will not rest until this criminal element that is harming our children, neighborhoods and the innocent in every community is eliminated,” said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in the press [email protected]; Twitter @hunter_jonathanlast_img read more

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Can silver nanoparticles be the key to a more compact laser

first_img Explore further Citation: Can silver nanoparticles be the key to a more compact laser? (2008, June 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-06-silver-nanoparticles-key-compact-laser.html Holographic imaging of electromagnetic fields using electron-light quantum interference “In random media, multiple scattering and interference reduce the diffusion of light, and in case of extremely strong scattering, photon localization, or Anderson localization of light, is predicted like electrons in glasses,” Katsuhisa Tanaka, a scientist in Kyoto University, tells PhysOrg.com. He and his colleagues are interested in using so-called disordered material to create lasers that could increase our understanding of physics – as well as make the laser creation process simpler. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Tanaka points out that silver nanoparticles make a difference: “First, localized optical modes near silver nanoparticle surface provide high optical gain for lasing. Second, scattering properties can be flexibly controlled by the size and shape of nanoparticles, and significantly contribute to light transport in random systems compared to that in dielectric nanoparticles.”In terms of application, Tanaka sees possibilities for fundamental physics knowledge, as well as practical uses for this set-up. “Since the phenomena of random laser are reported for systems having very different scattering strength from nearly transparent to highly-scattering media, it is possible that the laser mechanism — or dominating laser mode — is different depending on the scattering strength. Thus the primal importance is to clarify the mechanism, which is beneficial to the progress of the physics.”As far as practical applications, he says that there is a strong possibility of a compact laser. Plus, Tanaka continues, “Since this type of lasers does not require rigorous alignment of reflectors to form cavity in contrast to the conventional Fabry-Perot type ones, the making process is much simpler.”The team at Kyoto continues to work on this project. Tanaka and his coworkers say that more needs to be known with regard to how the distribution of the silver nanoparticles within the polymer affects the laser. Additionally, they feel that this work could lead to advances in lasers that are based on organic semiconductors. Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. With Xiangeng Meng, Koji Fujita (also doing work at PRESTO in Saitama, Japan), Yanhua Zong and Shunsuke Murai at Kyoto University, Tanaka has been working on using transparent films embedded with nanoparticles of silver to study the feedback coherence from certain random lasers. Their work can be seen in Applied Physics Letters: “Random lasers with coherent feedback from highly transparent polymer films embedded with silver nanoparticles.”“Random lasers are laser sources that arise from multiple scattering events in random systems so that the strength of light scattering is of large importance in determining the feedback type of laser oscillation, Tanaka explains. “We are interested in such lasers because their fabrication process is technically simple while high gain is involved. At present, researchers are focusing on random lasers based on dielectrics with high refractive index, while little attention has been paid to metal nanostructures-based amplifying random media.” He continues: “Actually, metal nanostructures are rather potential materials in laser devices. The use of surface plasmon resonance of metal nanostructures is extremely attractive because they bring about surface enhanced Raman scattering, enhancement of spontaneous emission, and amplified spontaneous emission, and so on. What we have consisdered for a long time is whether laser actions with high gain could be achieved by combining metal nanostructures and laser working medium.”Indeed, this led Tanaka and his peers to wonder if surface plasmon resonance can help random lasing. The answer, in their minds, is yes: “We found that the presence of silver nanoparticles results in the coherent output even though the scattering strength of the system is very weak. We believe that surface plasmon plays an important role in the laser operation.”In order to make the demonstration work, the Kyoto team embedded silver nanoparticles on highly transparent polymer films. The process was made possible through the in situ method, in which heat is used to create the hybrid material, combining polymer with metal in a way that is useful in terms of lasing. “We have calculated the transport mean free path of our sample and found that it is far larger than the sample size. The light propagates in such systems nearly freely without resistance,” Tanaks says. “Then, the issue that puzzles us is this: What on earth induces laser oscillation?”last_img read more