first_img8) Geek & SundryOut of all the non-musical celebrity vehicles included in Google’s original investment, Felicia Day’s channel has been the best performing, even beating out Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist’s channel in terms of views (24 million to Harwick’s 18 million)  and subscribers (376,000 to Hardwick’s 206,000). Day has always been more of an Internet celebrity than a mainstream one, and her status as nerd queen ensures her channel funding for Google’s second round of investments. Like the Nerdist, Geek & Sundry airs different shows for different days of the week, with my favorite being The Flog.    9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… (Shut Up! Cartoons, an animated channel by the YouTube celebrity duo Smosh rivals Mondo in success, so it will probably get funding next year as well. Shut Up! has averaged 2 million views a week since it began in April.) 5) Red BullRed Bull has been on YouTube since 2006, and in that time, it has amassed more than 474 million views and 900,000 subscribers on its extreme-sports videos, interviews and commentary. The Red Bull YouTube channel made headlines last month when Red Bull-sponsored Felix Baumgartner fell through the stratosphere to set a Guiness World Record last month. Baumgartner’s livestream lured a record number of viewers. With success like that for a branded content channel, Google would be a fool to not invest again.  10) The OnionDo I really need to explain why The Onion is doing well on YouTube? It’s the freakin’ Onion, a staple of American satire. The print-based publication’s seemingly effortless transition to the digital world of video makes other outlets attempts look pitiful.  (Vice’s music channel Noisey, which consistantly ranks in the top 15, will also probably get funding next year given the general popularity of music channels on YouTube.)  3) Machinima PrimeMachinima is already ranked as the fourth most-popular YouTube channel, and is one of the oldest and largest YouTube networks. So for them to start another channel and for it to not do well would be inconceivable.The Machinima Prime channel began July 1, and has racked up 53 million views and more than 600,000 subscribers: a jaw-droppingly impressive feat for being only four months old.  Machinima Prime includes original shows featuring top YouTube gamers like the gun-toting FPS Russia (pictured below), and the anticipated prequel to Battlestar Galactica.  Tags:#funding#Google#YouTube 6) WWE Fan Nation and MotorTrendBoth channels were founded well before last November (WWE in 2007, MotorTrend in 2008 according to Deadline), so both channels have had a long time to build up their specific, niche audiences. MotorTrend has collected 262 million views with its 465,000 subscribers, while WWE Fan Nation has 395 million with 731,000 subscribers. The content both channels provide is better suited to older audiences, though WWE Fan Nation is easily more testosterone-driven than MotorTrend. MotorTrend’s content on average gets almost 3 times the views of an average WWE Fan Nation video, but WWE Fan Nation uploads anywhere from 3 to 20 videos a day.  7)  Jay Z Life & TimesWho knew people were still into Jay-Z and his music? I kid. His celebrity-powered channel has collected more than 300 million views, mostly on his music videos and promos. The channel also has a variety of music-centric shows, like “The Truth With Elliot Wilson,” “Decoded,” and “Road to Brooklyn.” The channel could get cut, but given YouTube’s love of music and music-related content, the channel could just as easily receive additional funding.  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img It’s been a whole year since the online creative world gasped at Google’s $100 million-plus investment in 100 or so “Original Channels” on YouTube. Shows were pitched, celebrities were called in, and the mainstream media finally portrayed YouTube as the entertainment powerhouse it’s been for years.Now, Google is taking stock. Channels that didn’t take off are being left to their own devices. Some will go quietly into that digital night.  The Original Channels initiative was “scattershot,” according to Ad Age, but it found success in programming for younger viewers. Not surprisingly, Original Channels also showed that the best content came from YouTubers themselves, as they already know the territory.Google could have asked me or any top YouTuber what would work on the video sharing site and found this out without spending huge money on random channels and has-been celebrities. Regardless, Google is cutting the funding of all but the top 30% to 40% of its Original Channels. Survivors will receive additional funding, with YouTube carefully monitoring watch time for each as Google tries to sell more ads.  Here now are the 10 best YouTube Original Channels — which will definitely be around next year.  1) SourceFedSourceFed was the earliest clear winner among premium channels back in August when it was the first to get 500,000 subscribers. Sourcefed’s audience is very active and loyal precisely because of the YouTube celebrity behind it: Philip DeFranco has been on YouTube since 2006.The pop-culture and news-commentary show is YouTube entrepreneur DeFranco’s latest digital baby. The 26-year-old DeFranco has killed on YouTube for years. Anything he touches on YouTube is magic at this point, and various YouTubers owe their celebrity status to his guiding hand.(To: illustrate: During the election, DeFranco’s talk show outperformed any other show on the YouTube-backed political initiative known as the Election Hub, and TV viewers may have seen him this year hosting Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.) SourceFed is a bit like DeFranco’s signature show, The Philip DeFranco Show, except he doesn’t star in it. He has found hosts like Lee Newton and Joe Bereta to do the commentary. It’s a safe bet that SourceFed will be around next year. The reasons for SourceFed’s success — DeFranco has been builing his million-strong audience for years — is also why the education focused Sci Show and the Asian-focused entertainment network YOMYOMF, created by top YouTubers as well, are also safe.  2) The Warner SoundMusic has always been a huge driver of YouTube views, so it’s not shocking that The Warner Sound — Warner Music Group’s official YouTube channel — will still be around. Just this August, Nielsen found YouTube is the method of choice for teens discovering new music.The Warner Sound does things a little differently, with the introduction of talk shows and original content beyond music videos. One example, pictured below, is the staged music talk show The Gorburger Show, done in conjunction with Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die.  It’s bizarre and slightly offensive (and not in a good way), and if you do watch it, don’t say I didn’t warn you.   Related Posts fruzsina eordogh Machinima is a Google investment favorite: The video-game entertainment network was included in Original Channels, and Google invested another $35 million in May.4) Mondo MediaFounded in 1988 by John Evershed, Mondo Media distributes animated shorts and series via the Web. Mondo Media’s hit show, Happy Tree Friends, has had a cultish following since first airing in 2006, and the company was getting 40 million views a month as early as 2010. YouTube’s younger audience has always loved Mondo, so Google’s investment in the channel last November was a no-brainer.  Mondo averages at least 1.5 million views a week, according to data given to Deadline Hollywood, and to date, has generated more than 1 billion views on its main channel.   9) ENTVWho would have thought a traditional entertainment news show would do well on the web? I didn’t, but ENTV is entertainment news done right for YouTube, pulling in news from Variety, Deadline, HollywoodLife, TVLine and Movieline.  While their subscriber numbers are low, at 50,000, 104 million views since launching this January is not bad, considering all the other well-established pop culture DIY news shows on YouTube with million-strong fan bases like The What the Buck Show by Michael Buckley.   12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

first_imgStanley Kubrick’s was the master of the “one point perspective” and this incredible mashup video is evidence of that!If you didn’t go to film school the term “one point perspective” may be unfamiliar.  However, it’s likely you’ve seen it used countless times in photos and films.  The one point refers typically refers to one vanishing point, where the viewers eye is naturally drawn.  No doubt you’ve probably created one point perspective images yourself – drawing an image of a road when you were a kid:Because the one point perspective naturally draws the viewer into the image, it was a shooting choice often used by Hollywood legend Stanley Kubrick.  In the following video Vimeo user kogonada has pulled together a number of iconic shots from Kubrick’s filmography, highlighting just how much this perspective became part of his signature shooting style.  By its nature, one point perspective lends itself to symmetry of the shot – another Kubrick trademark.Filmmakers, video editors and photographers should appreciate this web video mashup.  The song in the mashup is quite overused (from Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream”) but overall its a really engaging edit and interesting character study of one of the greatest directors of all time.Best viewed full-screen:last_img read more

first_imgBanaras Hindu University on Tuesday suspended classes and asked students to vacate five of its hostels within 24 hours following a late night incident of violence and arson on the campus.The decision by BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi prompted some hostellers to stage a sit-in on a road opposite the Birla Hostel. Row over bed allotmentAt least six students were injured in clashes that erupted between BHU resident doctors and hostellers on campus here allegedly over non-allotment of bed to a patient, the police said on Tuesday.The incident happened late on Monday night after inmates of some hostels in the university joined the patient’s family members who were engaged in a scuffle with the resident doctors. The BHU Registrar ordered closure of the university till September 28 and asked students living Birla Hostel, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel, Dhanvantri Hostel, Ruiya Medical Hostel and and Ruiya Annexe to vacate their rooms by Wednesday noon. The inmates of Birla and Lal Bahadur Shastri hostels sat on a dharna demanding revocation of the order. A talk held on Tuesday afternoon between the BHU administration and the protesting students remained inconclusive. The university has decided to get the incidents of violence probed by a ‘standing committee’.last_img read more

first_imgThe results of webbed finger repair are dependent on the degree of fusion of the fingers. When joined fingers share a single fingernail, the creation of two normal-looking nails is rarely possible. One nail will look more normal than the other. Some children require a second surgery, depending on the complexity of the syndactyly.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For others, the perceived invasion of privacy wasn’t a laughing matter. The backlash against the intrusive angles started as soon as athletes started to receive images from the “crotch cams.”“My friends told me the pictures weren’t very flattering,” said Dina Asher-Smith, British silver medalist in the women’s 100 meters.An official complaint came from the German track and field federation. It led to the competition organizers rolling back the use of the cameras that were introduced in Doha as part of a technology push to attract new viewers. They’ve also introduced pre-race dimming of the lights and graphics being projected on the track.“We have noted some specific feedback about the block cameras and we have confirmed we have appropriate measures in place to protect athlete privacy during the process of selecting images for broadcast,” the IAAF said in a statement.“We also have strict editorial guidelines for what is broadcast and these have been observed since the beginning of the championships.”The IAAF installed the two miniature cameras in the starting blocks to capture what it called the “explosion of energy” from athletes who were only previously seen from above or the side of their heads.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Not all competitors objected to the unfamiliar angles.“It’s pretty cool for the fan base they get to see us in the blocks,” said Andre de Grasse, the Canadian who finished third in the 100 final behind Christian Coleman and Gatlin. “But you can’t get distracted by it. You’ve just got to focus on your race and not look too much toward the camera.”De Grasse was surprised to be informed by one viewer that his eyes were closed briefly.Filippo Tortu’s father and coach spotted that, too, during sprints in Khalifa International Stadium.“He didn’t know that I start with closed eyes,” the Italian said. “He saw on the camera and said, ‘You are the only one in the world that does that. Why? Why? Why?’“But I think it’s a very positive thing to do more for television. It’s important for us.”Mimicking the whirring sound, British sprinter Zharnel Hughes welcomed the IAAF innovating but not the execution of the technology.“Sometimes you hear camera inside the blocks,” he said. “It’s a cool feature but it’s a bit scary at the same time because it’s looking up your nose. You aren’t looking at it. You know it’s there because when you are set on your blocks you hear it.”Offering new camera angles, though, will count for little it the actual competition isn’t a spectacle.“People want to see competitive races,” Coleman said after winning the world 100 title. “That’s what will really promote the sport.” Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles03:28Hurricane Dorian lashes South Carolina, Great Abaco Island02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)DOHA, Qatar— With cameras in the starting blocks peering up the legs of athletes into their eyes, television viewers have been taken closer to the action than ever before at the world championships.Just too up close and personal for some athletes.ADVERTISEMENT This round goes to Perez “I’m not too keen about it because it’s kind of invading my private space in a sense,” said Akani Simbine, the South African who finished fourth in Saturday’s 100-meter final. “Being in the blocks is one of the athlete’s sacred spaces and that’s the point where you just want to be alone and be free.“You have a camera in your face and you don’t really want to have a camera in your face.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Justin Gatlin was prepared for cameras capturing him from the new unaccustomed angles.“I made sure I had my lucky underwear on,” said the American who got a silver in the 100 meters. 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first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 1 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh State Rifle Association (UPSRA) has announced its mission to produce Olympic medal winning shooters. The president of UPSRA, Shyam Singh Yadav said, “The blue print of the UPSRA Mission Olympics is ready and a formal announcement of the same will be made very soon. We have been producing Olympic level shooters over the years and as a result shooting is now a very popular sport in Uttar Pradesh.” Jitu Rai and Mairaj Khan, who are from Uttar Pradesh, were a part of the 12-member Indian shooting squad at the just concluded Rio Olympics. Both the shooters did very well and came close to winning a medal at Rio. Jitu made it to the finals of the mens air pistol while Mairaj narrowly missed the cut for mens skeet finals after a tense shoot-off. Both these Olympians will be felicitated by UPSRA during the 39th UP State Shooting Championship which will be held from September 2 to 6. “A record breaking number of over 2000 shooters have registered for the state championship this year. This shows the growing popularity of the sport in the state. We follow a very systematic approach to identify and nurture talent at the grass root level. We are also coming up with a program for our aspiring shooters,” added Yadav. The state championship will be held in all rifle, pistol and shotgun events over the next five days at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

first_imgThere was no stopping the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) juggernaut as Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa tore apart Delhi Daredevils’ bowling to script a seven-wicket win and inch closer to a play-off berth in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.Gambhir remained unbeaten on 71 off 52 deliveries, his fourth IPL fifty, joining hands with Uthappa (59; 33b 5×4 4×6) for a match-winning 108-run stand for the second wicket to script the two-time champions’ fourth successive victory. Delhi, on the other hand, were condemned to their fourth loss on the trot.Kagiso Rabada (2/20), who was the pick of the Delhi bowlers, bowled a wide ball to help the rivals bag the win which helps them consolidate their position at the top of the table with 14 points from nine outings.Gambhir is now the top-scorer in this edition followed by Uthappa. The pair have scored 403 runs together, the highest this season.Rabada castled opener Sunil Narine for just four but the in-form pair of Gambhir and Uthappa started from where they had left off in the last game against Rising Pune Supergiant taking the Delhi bowlers to the cleaners.Uthappa made the most of some comical fielding in the sixth over, when a leading edge off the in-form batsman’s willow saw Sanju Samson and Amit Mishra converge in the region between short fine leg and square leg with none of them getting under the ball eventually. The Karnataka batsman was on nine at that time.Uthappa was at his lethal best yet again, notching up the fifty in just 24 balls smashing five fours and three sixes. He was finally run out but the damage had already been done.advertisementGambhir at the other end, stood like a wall as Manish Pandey was done by a Rabada beauty, getting clean-bowled for just five.Delhi captain Zaheer Khan picked up a hamstring injury after bowing the first ball of his second over which was completed by Corey Anderson.Earlier, Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets to blunt Sanju Samson’s half century and restrict Delhi to 160/6 in 20 overs.Australian Coulter-Nile, coming back into the side after a one-match break, returned best figures of (3/34) in his four overs picking up the wickets of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant at crucial junctures to halt Delhi’s surge.Samson (60; 38b 4×4 3×6) top-scored with his second fifty of the IPL season while Iyer (47; 34b 4×4 1×6) played a good hand too.Ankit Bawne — playing in place of Aditya Tare — was not out on 12 while Pat Cummins did not face a ball when their innings ended.Delhi openers Karun Nair (15; 17b, 3×4, 0x6) and Samson started well with the former playing the aggressor’s role in the first few overs, welcoming Chris Woakes with two consecutive boundaries in his first two deliveries of the match.The pair stitched together a 48-run stand before Narine removed Karun Nair, who missed a sweep with the ball striking his back leg for a plumb leg before wicket decision.The hosts suffered a blow when in-form wicketkeeper batsman Uthappa picked up a knock and had to leave the field with Jackson — playing in place of Piyush Chawla — taking over the gloves in the 10th over.Iyer and Samson did not hit a boundary for 46 balls before the latter brought up his fifty with a six off Kuldeep Yadav over the square leg boundary.The duo engineered a 75-run partnership for the second wicket before Samson tried to play across the line and was plumb in front off the bowling of Umesh Yadav (1/38).Iyer at the other end, took time to settle down before finally looking to accelerate by hitting Umesh for two back-to-back fours. Yusuf Pathan made a hash of the first one, failing to stop the innocuous ball.Rishabh Pant (6) did not last long, adjudged LBW unluckily when the ball was going down leg off Coulter-Nile’s delivery. In the same over, Iyer was sent back just three short of his half century by the Australian.Corey Anderson (2; 5b; 0x4, 0x6) was dropped twice by Kuldeep Yadav in the 17th over before the New Zealand all-rounder was run out.last_img read more

first_imgEver since Indias ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, there have been a lot of talks about the areas where the team lacked and also how it was too reliant on the duo of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma when it came to scoring runs. While this has been an area that is also highlighted from the scoring charts of the World Cup, another factor that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also keen to discuss is the idea of split captaincy.Speaking to IANS, a board functionary said that good teams start preparations immediately after one campaign ends and the biggest result of that is England winning the World Cup on Sunday. So, keeping an eye on the next campaign, India too could look at the option of having Rohit lead the team in the shorter format while Kohli continues in Tests.”This would be the right time for Rohit to take over the mantle of the captaincy in the 50-over format. There has been immense support to the present captain and the management and it is time to plan ahead for the next World Cup and for that the existing ideas and plans need a fresh look. We all know some areas need a relook. Rohit would be the right man for the job,” the functionary said.But as per the functionary, the biggest concern that has come up post the exit is the talks of different camps and rumours of a rift between the Kohli and Rohit. That could be detrimental for Indian cricket as the team looks to move forward and the matter is set to be discussed when the review meeting takes place with coach Ravi Shastri, captain Kohli and chief selector M.S.K. Prasad in the presence of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).advertisement”You are aware that Vinod Rai (CoA chief) has already mentioned that a review meeting will take place. This will have to be ascertained when the review takes place and it is important to get to the bottom of these rumours,” the functionary added.While Rai has claimed that a review meeting will take place to assess the performance of the team, there are clearly more problem areas that need immediate attention.Interestingly, the last time there was a meeting where the CoA members had met the senior players and coach — during the Test against West Indies in Hyderabad last year — Kohli and Rohit’s difference of thought was visible when it came to resting players in the IPL keeping the World Cup in mind.Also Read | Fans fume on Twitter after Cricket World Cup cheekily compares Sachin Tendulkar with Ben StokesAlso Read | England 1st country to win Cricket World Cup, Football World Cup and Rugby World CupAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Gareth Southgate was right not to take me to World Cup, admits Adam Lallana Share on Messenger Topics Liverpool Sturridge could be in line to start the Premier League campaign at home to West Ham in just over a fortnight’s time with Roberto Firmino – along with new goalkeeper and fellow Brazil international Alisson – rejoining the squad only at next week’s training camp in France.The extended break for Croatia’s World Cup runner-up Dejan Lovren means there is an opening in central defence alongside Virgil van Dijk against West Ham and Joel Matip’s early return from the United States because of injury puts Joe Gomez in pole position. Transfer window Read more Jürgen Klopp has been impressed by Daniel Sturridge’s pre-season and is prepared to give the striker another chance.Last summer Liverpool were ready to offload the 28-year-old to anyone willing to pay £20m as his poor injury record had made him unreliable. Sturridge went to West Brom on loan in January but was injured early on and managed just six appearances. Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Share on Facebook Gomez missed the end of the season after ankle surgery but has struck up a good relationship with Van Dijk and that could get him the nod over Ragnar Klavan.“He is a good guy, he was skipper at Southampton and is for Holland, and his presence is felt within the camp,” said Gomez on his Dutch teammate. “It’s a pleasure to play alongside him. Hopefully I can keep learning from him and keep progressing.“We get on well off the pitch – he’s like my big brother. It’s a pleasure to play with him and it’s about learning from him. He is experienced, and I’ve got time to grow into that position [centre-back]. I enjoy playing there; hopefully we can build and keep progressing together.” news Daniel Sturridge Share via Email Read more Jürgen Klopp: ‘We expect more from ourselves. We have the highest ambitions’ With 12 months left on his contract it seemed Sturridge’s Anfield career was over but he has looked sharp in his five friendly games and Klopp, who became frustrated by the player’s unavailability last season, is prepared to hand him a lifeline.“We’re not in doubt – and nobody was ever in doubt – about his quality,” he said. “In this moment he looks really good to be honest. That’s cool – really cool for him and cool for us.“[It’s] a very important moment for him. I am in talks with him, what he feels. I don’t want to make him the most physically strong player in the squad or whatever. The most physically strong player in the squad cannot play football like Daniel Sturridge and he has no possibility to be that, to be the marathon man of the team, but he can be a very decisive player.” The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgJim Harbaugh gets upset on the sideline against Ohio State.ABCMichigan’s Jim Harbaugh is kind of a weirdo. A hugely successful weirdo who has done more for the news cycle in this college football off-season than anyone else, but a weirdo nonetheless. That is quite emblematic in a picture posted to Instagram by noted quarterback guru George Whitfield, who worked with Harbaugh and a number of other high-profile counselors at Michigan’s Aerial Assault camp today. Never ever change, Coach Harbaugh.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says one of Eat Smart’s packaged salads has been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.The agency says the 156-gram packages of Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale, with best before date of Dec. 3, should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.The CFIA says the recalled product has been distributed nationally, but there have been no reported illnesses associated with consuming it.It adds that it is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.Food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled, but can cause death in severe cases of illness.The CFIA says symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.It says infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, but the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

A child's body was discovered in woodland, on the site of the former Kyles of Bute Hotel. Police have cordoned off the area to investigate A police car blocked the road and several other police vehicles could be seen in the area, including at the seafront. “At around 9am the body of a young female child was discovered in the grounds of an old hotel, Kames Hydro Hotel.”An investigation has been launched and inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.”The spokesman added that a child’s body was discovered in woodland, on the site of the former Kyles of Bute Hotel, near to Ardbeg Road. The cause of death is not known. The body of a six-year-old girl has been found in the grounds of a former hotel after she was reported missing from her home on a Scottish island.The schoolgirl from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute was reported missing at 6.25am on Monday. Just over two hours later officers found the body of a young girl in the Port Bannatyne area.It is believed she was found to be missing from her bedroom, prompting appeals on social media for people to search their gardens and outbuildings.A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “At around 6.25am this morning, police were informed a six-year-old girl was missing in Rothesay. A search was undertaken to try and locate the child. High Road in Arbeg, near Rothesay, was shut by a police cordon and a floral tribute had been laid near police accident signs. Floral tributes at the police cordon on Ardbeg Road on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, after officers found the body of a young girl on the site of the former Cames Hydro Hotel The island in the Firth of Clyde is a popular holiday destination and has a population of around 6,500.Tourism and farming are the main industries, with Mount Stuart House and gardens, family home of the 7th Marquess of Bute – the former racing driver Johnny Dumfries – one of the main attractions. A child’s body was discovered in woodland, on the site of the former Kyles of Bute Hotel. Police have cordoned off the area to investigateCredit:Jane Barlow/Press Association Floral tributes at the police cordon on Ardbeg Road on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, after officers found the body of a young girl on the site of the former Cames Hydro Hotel Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

first_imgOutotec has launched a new series of cooling towers offering what it states are “major environmental, safety and performance benefits in processes requiring efficient direct cooling”, including zinc spent electrolyte cooling and copper solvent extraction gypsum removal and other uses. The Outotec Cooling Towers offer increased cooling capacity as well as lower emissions to air.The most important change is that the air flows out of demisters horizontally, not vertically, as in conventional cooling towers. This allows for higher speed airflow in the demisters resulting in the ability to use more cooling air. In addition to the horizontal demister’s increased efficiency, the new technology’s careful nozzle placement ensures efficient droplet distribution and separation, reducing emissions to as low as 20% of traditional cooling tower designs.The new structure and high efficiency fans also improve cooling air flow distribution inside the tower. Furthermore, the inflow of the air can be adjusted dynamically so that the out-flowing solution temperature can be controlled. Benefits include environmental friendliness; safe and easier maintenance; more capacity in one tower; less space, piping, energy and operating costs; and lower emission levels.last_img read more

first_imgAN EXPLOSION AT a chemical factory in Japan killed at least five people and injured a dozen more today, police said.The blast happened in the early afternoon at the plant in Yokkaichi, central Japan, when maintenance crews were working on a heat exchanger used in the production of silicon products, a plant spokesman told AFP.Initial reports put the death toll at two, but they were quickly revised upwards.“Five people are dead. 12 people have been injured, of whom nine sustained only minor injuries,” said a spokeswoman at Mie prefectural police.A separate police spokesman told AFP the plant, run by Mitsubishi Materials, makes parts for solar panels and automobiles, dealing with polymers made from silicone, hydrogen and chlorine.“The explosion occurred but there is no fire. We received an emergency call at 2.09pm (5.09am GMT)…and at 2.21pm the incident appeared to have calmed down,” he said.Hiroki Morofuji, an official at the plant, said the incident had involved maintenance workers at the plant, sited in a heavily industrialised region.Mitusbishi Materials, headquartered in the Japanese capital, makes a range of products including auto parts, silicon wafers for memory chips used in consumer electronics, and cement for road and bridge construction.The company, which reported sales of about $12.2 billion in its latest fiscal year, has over 22,000 employees and operations across the globe including in the United States, Brazil, Germany and India, according to its website.- © AFP, 2014Read:China gives Japan ‘severe reprimand’ over PM’s war shrine visit>last_img read more

first_img“We can’t have a situation where thousands have to boil water everyday,” he said. “We can’t have a situation where 40 per cent of what we produce and you pay for is leaking into the ground.” ENDA KENNY HAS mounted a defence of Irish Water and its chief executive John Tierney, insisting that the present situation with water provision in Ireland cannot be allowed to continue.Speaking on his way into Government Buildings this morning, the Taoiseach said that he has “every confidence” that Tierney will do his job as expected and said the former Dublin city manager will deal with whatever issues arise out of his involvement in the controversial Poolbeg incinerator project.The Irish Independent reports this morning that Tierney will be called before the Public Accounts Committee in relation to the project.Kenny said that Irish Water is a “very major project to deal with the future of our country in terms of supply of high quality water for people and businesses alike”. “We have to consistency and a very high standard and Mr Tierney is heading up the utility called Uisce Eireann, or Irish Water, to deliver that.”Speaking in relation to the Central Remedial Clinic scandal, Kenny said that he expected the PAC will not be required to seek compellability for former board members to appear before it in the coming weeks to answer questions about the €742,000 pay-off to its former CEO.A short time later, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Bredan Howlin said that anybody who is involved in the spending of public money should appear before TDs on the powerful Oireachtas committee:- reporting from Michelle Hennessy at Government BuildingsRead: No pipes have been stolen from Irish Water, but disruption is ‘unavoidable’Read: Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’.last_img read more

first_imgA California-based developer has submitted a preliminary plan for a new seven-story apartment building at The Waterfront Vancouver. The proposed building would include 239 residential units and would be located on Block 20, which is near the western end of the development area. It would be bordered by Vancouver Waterfront Park to the south and Columbia Way to the north.The pre-application packet states that construction is targeted to begin next spring or summer. A pre-application conference with the city has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 9.The project doesn’t appear to have an official name yet; the pre-application form refers to it as “Vancouver Waterfront Block 20 Apartments.” The pre-application form was submitted to the city of Vancouver by the local office of the Pacific Northwest firm PBS Engineering + Environmental, on behalf of Columbia Waterfront LLC.Columbia Waterfront is owned by Gramor Development, the Tualatin, Ore.-based company that has led the waterfront development charge with several initial projects on the central blocks, including the Grant Street Pier, the two flanking restaurant buildings and the Rediviva and Murdock buildings on Block 6.last_img read more

first_imgCambridge, Massachusetts-based consumer enthusiast publisherNew Track Media has acquired Woodwork magazine from Ross Periodicals.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.New Track, which publishes American Woodworker magazine, considersthe acquisition an expansion of its coverage of the woodworking sector. “[Theacquisition] provides another platform to reach the woodworking marketplace andexpand our ability to talk to woodworkers of different skill and interests,” vicepresident and publishing director Joel Toner said in a statement. Founded in 2006 by president Stephen Kent and BostonVentures, New Track Media also publishes Sky & Telescope and Love ofQuilting magazines. New Track acquiredAmerican Woodworker from the Reader’s Digest Association in 2006.last_img

first_imgBy talking about boarding school experiences, Tlingit elders in Juneau are turning painful memories into sources of healing – healing for themselves and generations still living with the consequences.The nonprofit arm of the local urban Native corporation is using those stories to create a K-12 curriculum that will focus on the impacts of colonization on the Tlingit people.Download AudioTlingit elder Della Cheney talks during a panel discussion on boarding schools at the “Sharing Our Knowledge; A Conference of Tlingit Tribes & Clans.” In the 1920s and 1930s, Cheney’s parents attended Sheldon Jackson School in Sitka. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)Della Cheney and other elders have been meeting once a month at Goldbelt Heritage Foundation since August.“We’re helping to write down the story of how boarding schools are affecting us and our families today, so that our children and grandchildren will know the history and realize the changes our families, our people faced,” said Cheney, who’s originally from Kake. She was part of panel of Tlingit elders during the recent clan conferencein Juneau.From the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, the federal government split up families and forced Native children into boarding schools to assimilate. Many were also raised in orphanages.“That time is still walking with us today,” Cheney said. “The people who were raised with no love or affection in a very hostile environment also raised their children without much nurturing or affection. So today we see some of our families suffering from abuse.”Cheney said both her parents attended Sheldon Jackson School in Sitka. Her mother was only 10 when she was brought there in 1923.“It just breaks my heart to think that I was raised in such a loving family and to know that my mother and father weren’t,” Cheney said.But those who went to boarding schools persevered, Cheney said. In Kake, they fought to make the village a first class city in 1951, allowing the community to operate its own school system.Emma Shorty is from Teslin, Yukon. She was 4 years old when she was taken away from her home in 1937 to go to residential school in Carcross.“We were never allowed to go anywhere,” Shorty said. “We had to stay in one yard. They put a fence around the school. They used to lock the fence and when we went to bed, they would lock our doors and there were no bathrooms to go to, so we got into trouble for wetting our beds.”Shorty said she was molested at the school.“I learned to forgive. I wasn’t always kind. Residential school just about killed my spirit. Today I forgive them,” Short said.She fought hard to have her first daughter go to public school, even though she was turned away again and again for being Tlingit.Tlingit elder John Martin said boarding schools “was a form of prison.” (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)John Martin went to boarding school in Eklutna and then to the St. Pius X Mission in Skagway, “but instead of Christianity, there were some ugly things that went on.” Martin said he would not speak about it.Martin said many of the elders are still hurt.“By putting us in boarding schools, it was a form of prison,” Martin said. “They disrupted our learning process of the language. They actually took a way of life from us when our elders were teaching us how to gather food.”Martin said telling the stories from that time and identifying the hurt is the beginning of healing.Developing the new Goldbelt Heritage curriculum is a multi-year process. Besides boarding schools, it will also share the history of the Douglas Indian Village burningand the Douglas Indian cemetery relocation.The curriculum will be used during summer academic programs at Goldbelt Heritage and will be available for the Juneau School District.last_img read more