Man murdered for picking up “Bone Face” late

first_imgTwo men were murdered about an hour apart on Wednesday and Police say one of the murders is linked to another killing which took place earlier that day.In the linked killings, Police said Jackie “Bucky” Peruza, 36, was shot at while driving his white Nissan Tiida along John John Road, Laventille, Trinidad at about 18:00h Wednesday. Police said Peruza jumped out his vehicle and ran a short distance before collapsing after his pants fell to his ankle.Police said Peruza, who was friends with Matthew “Bone Face” Luke, was murdered for failing to pick Luke up at a requested time.Luke was gunned down at Caura Hospital Wednesday morning. Peruza was supposed to have picked up Luke but was late resulting in Luke’s death. Both men were from Plaisance Terrace Block 8, Laventille.In the second killing that took place on Wednesday evening, 32-year-old Terrence Bailey was killed near his Paria Walk, Brasso Seco home.Police said at about 19:00h Bailey was walkibg with his wife when a gunman opened fire on him. He ran a short distance and collapsed.(TT Guardian)last_img read more

Jean Barton: Branding at Antelope Creek Cattle Co.

first_imgMy first day of branding at Antelope Creek Cattle Company was sunny and warm, while the following day was cloudy with a light mist in the morning, and I stayed home.The cows received their annual shots with Cole Robinson giving Multimin, (trace minerals); Don Brown gave the 2) One Shot Ultra 8 to prevent blackleg caused by seven organisms and redwater caused by Cl. Haemolyticum and bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis caused by Pasteurella haemolytica type A1. Danny Brown gave the 3) BoviShield …last_img read more

Nal’ibali’s Story Bosso is named

first_imgAthandiwe Sikade’s entry was an animated retelling of uMboleki, a humorous children’s story with a deeper message about how to behave appropriately in society. (Image: Nal’ibali)A seven-year-old has become South Africa’s Story Bosso after winning the Nal’ibali storytelling competition.Athandiwe Sikade of Khayelitsha in Cape Town, who is only seven, is the winner of the competition. Itis a nationwide talent search to get people of all ages excited about reading and telling stories.The competition invited members of the public to send in audio or video clips of themselves reading or telling their favourite stories.“We collected more than 2 000 submissions from across the country,” said Jade Jacobsohn, the managing director of the Nali’bali reading-for-enjoyment campaign.”Stories came in from all age groups and in all languages.“They ranged from those that made us laugh, to those that made us cry, but best of all, they showed us that a spirit of storytelling – oral, written and in many languages is alive and well, which we can use to inspire children to want to read and write.”Athandiwe is joined by two runners-up: 12-year-old Atang Makgata, who was selected for her original story, A Dream About the Enchanted Forest, and Kerrin Kokot and Jayne Batzofin who entered their bilingual story, The Lonely Frog, in English and Sign Language.The finalists each receive cash prizes, Ackermans vouchers as well as a home library with books courtesy of Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, Cambridge University Press, Jacana Media and the Save Our Seas Foundation.Jacobsohn added that while they were delighted to have discovered so many promising storytellers, Story Bosso was ultimately about helping to root a culture of reading in South Africa.“Sharing stories builds children’s knowledge, concepts, language ability and imagination. So, growing the storytelling and reading habit at home, is a perfect way to help children become motivated and curious learners with greater capacity to succeed at school,” said Jacobsohn.A STORY ON BEHAVING APPROPRIATELYAccording to Nal’ibali, competing against 14 other finalists for the title of South Africa’s first Story Bosso, Athandiwe was chosen for her spirited storytelling style and skill relative to her young age.Her entry was an animated retelling of uMboleki, a humorous children’s story with a deeper message about how to behave appropriately in society.Athandiwe received a surprise visit from renowned local author and Story Bosso celebrity judge, Sindiwe Magona, who treated her and her class to a special storytelling of her own.“In books and stories you will find all the dreams you will ever need,” said Magona.”You will find all the truth the world can give and all the fun there is for each and every boy or girl, little, or big, or somewhere in between.”Athandiwe is from Chumisa Primary in Khayelitsha, where Nal’ibali hosted one of 30 Story Bosso pop-up auditions to source stories directly from the campaign’s network of reading clubs and communities across the country.Along with its partners, Times Media, National Book Week, Jozi Book Fair, Soweto Theatre, Vodacom Teacher Centres, Mad About Art and Africa Unite, auditions were held which served as an opportunity for Nal’ibali to provide caregivers and children across the country with books and literacy materials in their home languages.Over 13 000 books and 26 500 story cards in a range of South African languages were distributed over the duration of the competition.last_img read more

Open Source’s Cult Of Personality Is Dying—Thankfully

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Roy Rubin, co-founder of the popular Magento open-source project, announced this week he is bowing out of the project he helped launch back in 2008.It’s not the first time the leader of an open-source project has stepped away from her project, but it’s remarkable by its response: Relative silence.It’s not because Rubin wasn’t critical to Magento. He was. For six years, Rubin was the soul of Magento. But open source has grown up, and it’s increasingly shedding its cult of personality. While no one wishes Linux founder Linus Torvalds gets hit by a bus, we’re to the point that we, like Linus, “won’t care.”But it wasn’t always this way.Worshipping The Benevolent DictatorSuccessful open-source projects have long been associated with strong leaders, and for good reason. Influencing a vibrant community of individually-minded developers can be the equivalent of herding cats. While differences of opinion on the direction a particular open-source project can turn into a parting of ways (and code, called a “fork”), more often than not a “benevolent dictator for life,” or project leader, will step in, exert leadership and keep the community together.The term “benevolent dictator for life” (BDFL) may have started with Guido von Rossum, the founder of Python. It has since been applied to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, as well as Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s lead, among others. Sometimes two leaders on a project share the title, as did Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss for Django.At their peak, the departure of any one of these leads would have wreaked havoc on the fortunes of the project, given how closely identified the projects were with these strong leaders. Over time, however, this has changed. The Django BDFLs moved on to other projects, and Django kept chugging along. Ditto Python, Lucene (Doug Cutting), JBoss (Marc Fleury) and many other projects.While open source communities still rally around strong leaders, we don’t seem to be as dependent on them as we once were. Open source’s “cult of personality” faded, and perhaps has died altogether. But what happened?Apache And The Rise Of Community Well, community did, for starters. I realize I’m making a somewhat subjective assertion here, but over the roughly 15 years I’ve been involved in open source, I’ve seen a gradual shift away from tightly-controlled free software projects to more loosely joined open-source communities, often with significant corporate interest.While it’s not clear whether the open, BSD/Apache-style licensing “chicken” came before the corporate open source interest “egg,” the two together have definitely changed how open source operates.This includes the need for a BDFL. For example, and while it’s not a project, it’s hard to imagine Free GNU without Richard Stallman. By contrast, it’s pretty easy to imagine Apache Hadoop without… wait, who is in charge of Hadoop, anyway?The answer? Everyone. Or many, rather. It started with Doug Cutting, but it has since grown to become a community of companies and individuals (but mostly companies that employ those individuals) working together.The same is true of OpenStack, which has a host of companies involved. If any particular OpenStack developer were to leave, the OpenStack show would go on. And it has thus far. The same is true of an increasing number of open-source projects.A BDFL-Free Future?This isn’t to suggest that leaders aren’t needed in open source. They are. But as more open-source projects become communities of corporations, the risk of a BDFL leaving diminishes. Frankly, even if companies aren’t heavily involved, projects with an Apache license may not be as dependent on a BDFL, anyway.Photo of Richard Stallman courtesy of Friprog on Flickr How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Matt Asay Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Tags:#apache#benevolent dictator for life#Magento#Open Source#Roy Rubin Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Dhoni blames IPL for World T20 debacle

first_imgAfter a hat-trick of humiliating defeats in the Super 8 stage that saw India being thrown out of World T20 championship on Tuesday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the loss on IPL.According to the captain, the IPL parties have hurt India. Calling the IPL parties a distraction, Dhoni has held them responsible for player burnout.Blaming the IPL for the poor performance of his team in the world championship, Dhoni said late night games and parties wore out the players.He felt that the players have been adversely affected by the overdose of IPL and advised them to learn to balance between the game and the parties.Speaking to media after the humiliating loss to Sri Lanka Dhoni said, “IPL parties hurt India. It is a distraction for players. Late night games and parties can wear out players. Players should know how to balance between the two. Thankfully next year WC is before IPL.”last_img read more

UP Governor prefers talking about biryani and kebabs when asked about rape incident

first_imgUttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi at an iftar party on Friday night. He made the remarks while talking to reporters after the feast.Biryani and kebabs are gastronomic delights whose mention is more important than the rising cases of gang rape and murder for Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi. This can be the only explanation for Qureshi brushing aside media queries on crime cases in the state, including the one in Lucknow in which the victim was tortured before being gang-raped and then murdered.”Did you taste the biryani? It was great. And kebab was also nice. Leave other things aside,” Qureshi said before walking past the cameras of television crews in Lucknow on Friday night. The UP governor made this comment after attending the roza iftar party hosted by Advocate General V. C. Mishra.The mediapersons had sought the response from Qureshi on the gang rape and murder of a lab technician of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences. A mother of two children, the woman had failed to save her husband two years ago even after donating one of her kidneys.Originally from Gorakhpur, the widow was working to ensure good education to her 11-year-old son and five-year-old daughter. Her brutalised body was found inside a school in Lucknow’s Mohanlalganj area on Thursday. But these facts apparently didn’t evoke any empathy in Qureshi, a Congressman, who has recently developed tremendous proximity with the leaders of Samajwadi Party. Qureshi, who is also the Uttarakhand governor, has been given additional charge of Uttar Pradesh.advertisementQureshi is not alone in making such insensitive comments as state Sports and Youth Welfare minister Narad Rai said crimes against women take place all over the country. “Such kinds of crime take place all over the country. I will pray to the God to give us strength to fight against the evils,” he said on Saturday. Sadly, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav still appears to be supporting his son Akhilesh Yadav’s government. “Going by the population of the state, I must say that there are many states where the rate of crime is higher than UP. We cannot stop every crime in the state. I believe the women are most secure in UP,” he said.But the insensitive comments did not end there.  G.P. Prajapati said in Amethi: “We cannot deploy a police officer for the protection of every woman in the state. After all, even the police are human.”As per a report from 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, more than 240 rape cases have taken place in the last three months. Meanwhile, the police claimed to have cracked the gang rape and murder case and arrested three persons. The police said one of the killers wanted to marry the victim. He along with his two friends committed the crime when she didn’t agree for marriage.last_img read more

Google to double headcount in its India cloud business to take on

first_imgThe Google Kirkland facility is shown during its grand opening October 28, 2009 in Kirkland, Washington.Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)Search engine giant Google is reportedly planning to double its headcount in its India cloud business, in a bid to take on Amazon and Microsoft’s popularity in the country. The current headcount in the firm’s India arm is not known as of now.”We are building our go-to market, which spans across segments and industries. This year we are doubling our team here and we will probably double this again as we move forward,” Mohit Pande, country head – India, Google Cloud, told the Economic Times.Google is looking at quite a big growth this year considering the cloud service market is likely to witness a 38 percent growth in 2017 to $1.81 billion, according to Gartner. The research company also explained that cloud services market in India is largely untapped and Google has made quite an effort to make a mark, investing about $30 billion in the last three years. Additionally, the tech giant is also set to start its first cloud region in the country.”India is a large market for us, also a very strategic market. We are investing a lot in India, we are opening a cloud region, we are investing in sales, marketing, customer engineering teams, professional services and partner network. We are building this ecosystem as India is a significant part of our strategy,” Pande added.”These are early days for cloud. It is a very large market and we think less than 10% of workload has moved to the cloud. Most of the market is for everyone to play. We see a big momentum coming in.”Google, in fact, is late to the party as Microsoft, Amazon and IBM have already made quite some progress in the cloud market and already also have public cloud data centres.”We also think that as the overall environment for cloud improves in India, internet infrastructure is improving significantly. We are seeing the cost of data go down. We are seeing mobility moving in India big time. Corporates in India are jumping ahead and right now is a great time for any cloud company to be in India,” said Pande. A neon Google logo is seen at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012.ReutersMeanwhile, Google is making progress in its cloud services not just in India. Just a few days ago, the brand launched a new region in London and the move comes at a time when Britain is gearing up to exit the European Union and it is said to be doing well in the region. “In cities like London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam, our performance testing shows 40%-82% reductions in round-trip time latency when serving customers from London compared with the Belgium region,” Tech Crunch quoted Google Cloud product manager Dave Stiver as saying.last_img read more

Chawkbazar fire started from Wahed Mansions first floor Probe body

first_imgInside a burnt building after the fire that breaks out in a five-story building in Chawkbazar area at Old Dhaka on 20 February. Photo: Prothom AloThe devastating Chawkbazar fire that claimed the lives of at least 71 people on 20 February originated from the first floor of Wahed Mansion, says the probe panel formed by the home ministry, reports UNB.The five-member investigation committee submitted its report to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday.A home ministry official said the probe body mentioned in its report that the fire ensued from the first floor of the building.This photo taken on Thursday morning shows a building burnt in a fire that breaks out in a five-storey building in Chawkbazar area at Old Dhaka on 20 February. Photo: Prothom AloHe, however, declined to elaborate further.At least 71 people were killed and many others injured in the devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four other adjacent buildings in the city’s Chawkbazar area on 20 January night.Of them, 67 died on the spot while the rest succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Chawkbazar fireThe home ministry on 22 February formed the five-member committee, headed by additional secretary of its Security Services Division Pradip Ranjan Chakraborty, to probe the incident.The committee was asked to submit its report within seven working days with recommendations.last_img read more

PewDiePie Picks DLive as Exclusive LiveStreaming Platform Will Donate Up to 50000

first_img PewDiePie vs. T-Series: YouTube Channels Keep Battling for No. 1 Spot ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Why YouTube Is Changing the Way It Reports Subscriber Counts What is Lino’s ultimate the business model? Wei declined to comment on how the company expects to earn money. “We are growing fast — monetizing is not in our short-term plans,” he said. “Our sole focus is on growth.”As far as DLive’s streaming infrastructure, Wei said it uses industry-standard components and employs content delivery services including Amazon’s AWS. Related “I’m excited to start live-streaming again regularly,” Kjellberg said in a statement. “DLive is great for me because I’m treated like a real partner just like all of the other streamers on their unique platform.”In his first DLive live-stream, PewDiePie says he will donate between $10,000 and $50,000 (in Lino Points, the platform’s currency) to other creators who are live-streaming on the platform as a way to encourage more uptake, Kjellberg said in a video Tuesday.“DLive is a place where instead of competing against each other, it benefits creators to support one another,” said Wilson Wei, co-founder of Lino Network. “PewDiePie has always been a fierce advocate for the value that creators bring with their hard work, time and effort, and he believes in DLive’s vision.”Financial terms of PewDiePie’s deal with DLive and Lino are not being disclosed.PewDiePie has more than 93 million subscribers on YouTube — making him far and away the biggest individual creator on the video site. For the past few weeks, Kjellberg has been engaged in a back-and-forth battle with India’s T-Series for the No. 1 YouTube most-subscribed position.Lino Network, based in Cupertino, Calif., was founded in July 2017. The startup last year raised $20 million in funded led by ZhenFund, a Beijing-based venture-capital firm, with participation from FBG Capital, DFund, and INBlockchain. According to Wei, Lino Network (whose name is a contraction of “livestream now”) has about 30 employees.DLive is the first service built on top of Lino. It launched in September 2018 and claims to have over 3 million monthly active users and 35,000 active streamers; some of the most popular creators are NoahFromDlive, Ltzonda, and DabPlays. The service is available the web at dlive.tv and via Android and iOS apps. According to Wei, DLive and Lino Network are independent companies that have collaborated closely with each other.PewDiePie is supporting DLive because “this particular platform was able to support a lot of what he’s going after in terms of innovation and support for other creators,” said Kat Peterson, co-founder of influencer-media company re6I (ReelSix) and a member of Kjelllberg’s management team. PewDiePie, YouTube’s most popular individual creator, is throwing his weight behind DLive — a live-streaming video service that promises far better economic terms for creators than other major platforms.The vlogger-gamer-comedian, whose name is Felix Kjellberg, says he will use DLive exclusively (for the next several months, anyway) to present weekly live-streams. PewDiePie is slated to kick off his first official DLive stream on Sunday, April 14, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, at dlive.tv/pewdiepie and the DLive app.DLive is built on top of the Lino Network blockchain-based currency system. The DLive service doesn’t take a cut of the revenue generated by live-streaming creators through subscriptions or digital “gifts” and it pledges that it never will. That’s compared with other providers, including Amazon’s Twitch, which keeps 50% of channel subscription revenue. In addition, DLive generates credits to reward other participating live-streamers based on consumption of their content. “This was a really good fit for him,” Peterson said. “This platform is able to support creators, in terms of the revenue share, in a way that is hugely favorable to the creator.” He’s donating Lino Points to other creators “to get everybody on the platform excited that he’s there,” she added.And, of course, Kjellberg sees a business opportunity to generate a new revenue stream from fans, either through live-stream subscriptions or gifting on the DLive platform.PewDiePie remains a controversial figure: He’s been the target of criticism for making anti-Semitic jokes and using racist language in the past, and lost business deals with Maker Studios and YouTube as a result of his over-the-line stunts. Meanwhile, the attacker in last month’s New Zealand mass shootings reportedly urged people to “subscribe to PewDiePie”; since then, more than 79,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to have PewDiePie banned from YouTube for “normalizing white supremacy.”In a video posted Sunday, Kjellberg apologized again for his past offensive comments (including when he uttered the N-word in a livestream) but disputed many of the petition’s claims as false: “As laughable as some of these points are, a lot of people are obviously taking it seriously,” he says. “If you don’t know anything about me… then obviously it paints a really bad picture that just isn’t true.”DLive says it gives 90.1% of all subscription and gift revenue directly to creators (in the form of Lino Points). To reward the most popular live-streamers, the other 9.9% goes into a pool that rewards people based on their contributions to the network on a daily basis.While DLive doesn’t take a cut of creators’ revenue, there are processing fees from third-party providers associated with converting Lino Points into actual cash and vice versa. (The exchange rate is currently fixed at 1.2 cents per Lino Point.) For example, PayPal charges 40 cents per transaction plus a 4.4% of the total transaction value to purchase Lino Points.last_img read more

The Protector Star Cagatay Ulusoy on How Netflix Is Disrupting Turkish TV

first_imgIn terms of format, the episodes are much shorter (33-45 minutes) than typical Turkish dramas – shorter, for example, than in “Medcezir,” the Turkish adaptation of “The O.C.,” in which you starred previously. Has shooting shorter episodes made a difference for you in terms of your acting style, of the way you get into character?It’s actually way better for me. It means I can really focus and give my character my full energy. It makes me more creative.Netflix has greenlit four seasons, so it looks like ‘The Protector’ is going to be keeping you busy for a while. I’ve heard production schedules for TV series in Turkey can be quite tough. How tough is yours?We are working under more humane conditions than those in most other Turkish TV series. Netflix uses a different production system. We work just 10 hours a day, five days a week. I feel more productive, and so do the other talents and the crew. Typically, each episode in a Turkish TV series is, like, 120-150 minutes long. That means you have to work much harder to wrap up an episode in a week. With this show, a lot is changing in terms of the approach to storytelling, locations, characters and also working conditions. It’s like the rules of the game are being rewritten.Speaking of writing, can you talk to me about the rest of the show’s creative team?I work with three different directors for each season, which has never been done in Turkey before. It seems like a complex system, but it’s actually not. Each director brings their point of view for the episodes they handle, and having different visions makes the show fresher and more varied. In terms of writers, one of them is Jason George [who also serves as executive producer], who did “Narcos.” He has been the “third eye,” as it were, of the show. His global experience and different vision has been immensely helpful. What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Turkish actor Cagatay Ulusoy plays the titular character in Netflix’s first Turkish original, “The Protector,” currently in production on its third season. His role as young antiques dealer Hakan Demir, who discovers he hails from an ancient line of superheroes and must protect present-day Istanbul from evil forces, marks the first foray into fantasy tropes for a Turkish show.Ulusoy spoke to Variety about how Netflix is disrupting production models and storylines in Turkey’s TV market, which, despite the impact of the country’s economic turbulence, remains among the world’s top five exporters of serial dramas.Why is “The Protector” such a novelty?This series introduces a new genre [of Turkish dramas] to global audiences. It’s a unique mix of fantasy and superhero plot-lines mixed with the elements of social drama and romance that are typical of Turkish TV shows. Instead of a mainstream superhero narrative, it’s more an epic story with a modern hero at its center, but the plot is fast-paced and full of unexpected twists. There is also an element of comedy every now and then to balance the tone. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Relatedlast_img read more