Government to partner with BTC and Aliv on public Emergency Alert system

first_imgBahamas, June 22nd 2017: Soon you will be able to receive notifications on any pending emergencies such as storms or hurricanes at the touch of your mobile phone. This as government is working on developing an Emergency Alert Mass Notification Pilot Project. The project comes at the start of the Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th.This will allow the public to receive notifications of a pending emergency via text messages and emails. However, residents will have to register to the alerts via email.The partnership involves the Economic Development and Planning Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and both telecommunication companies, Bahamas Telecommunications Company, BTC and Aliv, which will conduct a six-month Pilot Project to be launched this July 2017.Speaking to House Members on Tuesday, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Hubert Minnis says the aim is to “strengthen our disaster preparedness and emergency management policies and operations.”Noting there is a lot of work still to do as a result of Hurricane Matthew, Prime Minister Minnis described it as “a long road to restoring normalcy to many Bahamians.” He adds that there were currently 700 assessments in terms of home repairs for the islands of New Providence, Andros, and the Berry islands pending to determine eligibility for assistance, with 320 of those assessments will be eligible for assistance at a total cost of $3.7 million for labour and material.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#BahamasEmergencyAlertSystem#BahamasNEMA#BTC#Aliv Related Items:last_img read more

Stephen Isaacs Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 23, 2017 – Nassau – Mr. Stephen Isaacs was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, December 22, 2017.   Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis is also pictured as Mr. Isaacs received his Instrument of Appointment.(BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

92 Earthquakes recorded in Jamaica last year

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 9, 2018 – Kingston – Ninety-two earthquakes were recorded in Jamaica in 2017.  Scientific Officer at the Earthquake Unit at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Karleen Black, made the disclosure at the Earthquake Awareness Week launch on Monday (January 8) at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) on Haining Road, St. Andrew.She said “felt earthquake reports” were received for eight events with magnitudes ranging from 3.1 to 3.6.   Two of these were in St. Elizabeth, two in Portland, one in Manchester, one in St. Mary and the other two were offshore, with one in the region of Cuba and the other in the Pedro Banks.   Ms. Black informed that an additional 33 events were detected locally, but these were later classified as possible explosions.In total, the seismograph network, which is comprised of 12 stations across the island, detected and recorded 279 tremors occurring locally and regionally.   Seventy-five were near earthquakes and 79 were distant earthquakes coming from areas such as South America and other parts of the globe, she indicated.Meanwhile, Ms. Black noted that a damaging earthquake can occur anytime, day or night “so the onus is on us to be in a constant state of readiness if we are to safely navigate the effects of a major earthquake.”   She said that for this year, the Earthquake Unit will work towards upgrading its seismograph network in order to improve its capabilities.“As such, we hope to add a new (seismic) station to our complement of 12, making it 13.  The unit will also be benefiting from an upcoming Jamaica Social Investment Fund Project (JSIF), which is sponsored by the World Bank, as part of its disaster reduction efforts,” she pointed out.Under JSIF’s Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), 10 digital seismometer systems will be placed at seismic stations across the island to give data on an earthquake’s magnitude, depth and epicentre on land and offshore.Earthquake Awareness Week is being observed from January 7-13 under the theme ‘Preparing for the Quake Helps Reduce Damage After the Shakes’.   While Jamaica has experienced several tremors, the last major event was the great Kingston earthquake of 1907, which caused more than 1,000 deaths, damaged numerous buildings and started several fires.The 1692 Port Royal quake was perhaps the largest and most damaging, with about 5,000 deaths from the quake itself and the subsequent outbreak of yellow fever. A section of the town sank into the sea.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

Liverpool fail with £61m bid for Benfica teenager Joao Felix

first_imgLiverpool offer of £61m for Benfica teenager Joao Felix has been turned down according to reports.According to Correio da Manha Benfica turned down the offer by Liverpool and are believed to have included a £105m buy-out clause in the teenager’s latest contract.Felix has scored six times in 17 appearances for Benfica in the 2018-19 campaign.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Sports mole report that Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Monaco are all monitoring the progress of the youngster and are also keen to land him a deal should there be a chance.Liverpool are currently top of the English Premier league table with four points ahead of closest rivals Manchester City. They face Cystal Palace on Saturday while Manchester city travel to Huddersfield in a make or mar encounter that could see them maintain the close pursuit on Liverpool or widen the margin.Liverpool also face Bayern Munich in a UEFA champions league round of 16 tie.last_img read more

Update San Diego Unified Police identify student suspected of making false threats

first_imgUpdate: San Diego Unified Police identify student suspected of making false threats on social media against four district schools February 23, 2018 Updated: 5:15 PM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Unified School District police department identified a student Friday who is suspected of posting false threats against four schools on social media following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida.District police identified a seventh-grade student who attends a San Diego Unified school as the suspect two days after social media messages started appearing on Facebook and Snapchat that warned of a potential shooting at Creative Performing Media Arts Middle School, Madison High School, San Diego High School, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts.Related Link: Unsubstantiated threats at multiple San Diego schools prompt heightened police presence on campusesSchool Police immediately investigated the potential threats and quickly determined they were non-credible. However, out of an abundance of caution, School Police sent additional officers to the campuses named in the postings this week.On Feb. 21, the district was made aware of an anonymous social media post, involving two schools: Madison High School and Creative Performing Media Arts Middle School. On Feb. 22, a similar message was posted that added San Diego High School and the School of Creative and Performing Arts to the list of schools.The post stated, in part: “Biggest shooting in history on its way. San Diego’s on its way to join the trend. Be ready ha!”School Police determined that the threats were non-credible after interviewing the student.Related Link: Torrey Pines High School student in police custody after making threats“These types of comments are no joking matter, and they come with consequences. There are consequences in terms of student discipline, and there are consequences in terms of unnecessarily increasing anxiety and fear in the community,” said Michael Marquez, district police chief.The student was apparently inspired by similar false threats of school violence posted and reposted on social media nationwide in recent days.Superintendent Cindy Marten commended School Police for its ongoing commitment to keep schools safe and secure for students and teachers.“The safety and security of our students is the district’s top priority. Our School Police work with educators every day to ensure that they have a safe learning environment,” Marten said. “School safety begins at home with establishing a foundation of communication with your children. Talk to your children, monitor their social media and engage in dialogue about the consequences of their words and actions.”Related Link: Police increase presence at Vista High School after reported threat on social mediaThe case is still under investigation by the district, which will consider whether or not to recommend formal charges and determine disciplinary action. Posted: February 23, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF PR Management Corp Named To Inc Magazines 5000 List of

first_imgNETWON, MA — Inc. Magazine announced that PR Management Corp., the leading franchisee of Panera Bread in New England, has been named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The entire list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000 at one time. This is the first time PR Management Corp. has been named to the list.“We are honored to be nationally recognized for the first time by Inc. magazine,” said Mitchell Roberts, Co-founder of PR Management Corp. “This award is a true testament to our outstanding team of employees and loyal customers who visit our Panera Bread bakery-cafes across New England. Without them, this recognition would not be possible.”Complete results of the 2018 Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. PR Management is ranked at 4,043 out of 5,000 of the fastest growing companies in the America. The annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala honoring the companies on the list will be held Oct. 17-19, 2018, at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Event speakers include some of the best thinkers and leaders in business today.About PR Management Corp.Mitchell Roberts and David Peterman are partners in PR Management Corp. which operates 63 franchise Panera Bread locations in New Hampshire (Bedford, Concord, Derry, Dover, Keene, Manchester, Nashua, North Nashua, Portsmouth, West Lebanon, Plaistow and Seabrook), Massachusetts (Chelmsford, Framingham, Waltham, Wayland, Natick, Newton, Westborough, Marlborough, Hudson, Beverly, Swampscott, Newburyport, Lynnfield, East Longmeadow, Hadley, West Springfield, Chicopee, Pittsfield, Cambridge, Boston, Brookline, Dorchester, Plymouth, Hingham, Braintree, Pembroke, Mashpee, Milford, Brockton, Westwood, East Walpole, Raynham, Westford, Marlborough, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Webster, Millbury, Leominster, North Andover, Woburn, Lexington and Wilmington) and Maine (South Portland, Augusta, Westbrook, Biddeford, Auburn and Topsham). Charitable giving and supporting their local community are important to PR Management. Most recently, PR Management/Panera Bread gave a total of $225,000 to different food banks across New England as part of their Feeding America Initiative.(NOTE: The above press release is from PR Management Corp. via BusinessWire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Panera Bread Is Now Under New OwnershipIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Planet Fitness Named To Fortune’s 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies ListIn “Business”Wilmington’s UnFirst Earns Top-10 Spot On Apparel Magazine’s List of ‘America’s Leading Apparel Companies’In “Business”last_img read more

All Marvel franchises ranked from Avengers to Daredevil

first_img 26 Photos 6 Sphero Spider-Man Watching the MCU movies in the perfect order 10. ThorThree movies in, Thor has managed to produce one of the most fun Marvel movies we’ve seen (Ragnarok, helmed by Taika Waititi) and one of the most ponderous, dull ones (The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor). Ragnarok was everything The Dark World wasn’t — like good. Who knew giving the god of thunder a sense of humor would make for a more enjoyable viewing experience?11. BladeWhile reviewers gave 1998’s Blade props for its visual style, the trilogy was inconsistent. Of Blade 2, Slate said “There’s no script to speak of,” and Blade Trinity earned this sick burn: “If ever there was a case for quitting while you’re behind, this Blade is it,” from The Washington Post. However, as The Ringer pointed out in 2018, the original Blade accomplished two important things: essentially launching the superhero movie industry, and placing a person of color in the lead role.12. The Amazing Spider-ManIn short, there was no solid reason to make this iteration of Spider-Man. Granted, Andrew Garfield does a good job capturing teenage boy nervous energy. But it’s not enough to save what feels like long, un-noteworthy deviations from Sam Raimi’s earlier movies. The Amazing Spider-Man flirts with the hour mark before Peter Parker gets into something resembling a suit. Also, who is prepared to watch Jed Bartlett die on screen? Not us. 13. Fantastic FourIt’s almost hard to believe our beloved Cap originally came from the critically panned Fantastic Four franchise. The original? Oft referred to as “juvenile.” And when Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer came out in 2007 (two years after its predecessor), it smacked of trying to milk this whole superhero movie thing for maximum dollar before leaving the genre a desiccated husk. As Entertainment Weekly put it, “If you swept the cosmic dust of the superhero boom into a flimsy dustpan, you’d have the Fantastic Four franchise.”14. Ghost RiderIf you’re like me, you might have forgotten that Ghost Rider and its sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance even happened. It did, though. Nicholas Cage portrayed Johnny Blaze and the The New York Times asked the important question, “Is the world ready for a flaming Nicholas Cage?” Meanwhile the New York Daily News called it a “vast an array of spiritual gibberish, literary poppycock and pure flummery.” We cringed hard at the CGI effects, which probably should have been a lot better for 2007. The real question remains, though: How did Sam Elliott get dragged into this? 15. DaredevilBy the early 2000s, superhero movies smelled like money. Unfortunately, we ended up with Daredevil and the Jennifer Garner-led follow-up Elektra, two films that still take casual beatings for how bad they were. If you need a refresher on just how bad, consider that the Daredevil trailer alone contains the lines “time to give the devil his due” and “I prowl the rooftops and alleyways at night searching for justice —  blind justice.” Elektra, meanwhile, claims a whole 10% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 42 on CNET sister site Metacritic and might have put Marvel off female superhero movies until, well, this year. A February Times piece on Marvel’s “woman problem” referenced an email exchange that surfaced out of the 2014 Sony hack where then-Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter listed Elektra and other disastrous female-led superhero movies. CNET’s Andrew Gebhart and Chris Monroe contributed to this report.  More Marvel Share your voice Originally published April 6, 2019.  How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Since 2012, we’ve been all about waiting for that next team-up, curious how the various relationships will play out, inching our way toward the highest stakes we’ve seen yet with Endgame, out April 26. From the original, to Age of Ultron, to Infinity War, it would be an understatement to say audiences were excited. Just consider that seven years after Joss Whedon’s original entry, tickets for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame broke Fandango’s presale record in just six hours. 2. Captain AmericaCaptain America. He’s quite a guy — self-sacrificing with a ram-rod-straight sense of ethical duty. Maybe most importantly, Cap is reliable. That evenness translates to the franchise, which has been one of the most consistent of the lot. While franchises don’t always produce a second movie that’s as good as the first, Captain America came back even stronger with The Winter Soldier. Plus, this franchise has also done a lot of heavy-lifting in terms of setting up Infinity War and, ultimately, Endgame. 3. Spider-ManLet’s get something out of the way: Spider-Man 3 was terrible. In fact, it was almost awful enough to tarnish the legacy of the Sam Raimi trilogy, because now when you think of Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker, you think of ill-advised guyliner… and that cringe-worthy dance number.Why, Peter, why?However, we’re focused on the impact of Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 — evidence that you can make fun, satisfying, heartfelt comic book movies capable of burrowing into our pop culture psyche (hello, upside-down Spidey kiss). Those two entries from 2002 and 2004 helped create the kind of interest in terms of both box office and critical acclaim (domestically, the first did $114.84 million in its opening weekend, and the second did $88.16 million and is a Metacritic Must See) in superhero movies that’s made it sustainable for Marvel to make a 20-something-part story arc in the years since. Also consider the strength of Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2. What’s scarier than a good man corrupted? Turns out making a villain relatable and even a bit sympathetic makes for a more compelling battle. 4. Iron ManBack in 2008, Iron Man was first in a long line of MCU movies. This franchise helped establish a strong foundation for all MCU offerings that followed. It also gave us Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, who is narcissistic, vexing, funny and kind of an ass, but a character you can’t help but like. Iron Man also helped clue the MCU in on how to balance tone and stakes, pushing Stark’s humor even while chaos is unfolding. 5. DeadpoolThe Merc with a Mouth garnered attention when it came out in 2016, R-rating and all. Dripping in smart-assery and digs at the other inhabitants of its genre, Deadpool was just the counter-programming we needed to balance out the glossy and at times over-earnest MCU. Deadpool also gets a tip of the hat for consistency — Deadpool 2 was just about as joke-packed and irreverent as the first. 3:13 Now playing: Watch this: Marvel X-Men Iron Man Tags 6. X-menIn assembling this ranking, we made a call to keep all the X-Men movies together given Days of Future Past essentially fixed and linked back to X3.  Both sets of films have had inconsistencies, starting strong but battling weakness in the third iterations. Rolling Stone said of X-Men: Last Stand that “the third and weakest chapter in the X-Men series is a blatant attempt to prove there is still life in the franchise.” Meanwhile, X-Men Apocalypse’s villain was… blue with a propensity for chewing up scenery. Even X3’s writer Simon Kinberg told ScreenCrush in 2014 that “there are a lot of things about ‘X3’ that I love and there are a lot of things that I regret.” In any case, the later movies tried to clean up some of the messiness the earlier ones left behind. And yes, we did also make allowances here for the size of the franchise. guardians-of-the-galaxyGuardians of the Galaxy brought the jokes.  Marvel 7. Guardians of the GalaxyWhen Guardians of the Galaxy came out in 2014 with its ’70s rock soundtrack, it brought an important insight — superhero movies don’t have to be stifling and take themselves too seriously. They can be funny. While the 2017 installment wasn’t quite a strong as the original, we’re giving it serious points for paving the way for the likes of the surprisingly funny Thor: Ragnarok. 8. Ant-ManWhen we put Ant-Man right smack in the middle of this ranking, we do it with love. Why? Because Ant-Man is fine. The world isn’t about to end. Half the population is about to disappear. There are stakes, yes, but they’re a break from the destruction and catastrophe the MCU wreaks. Also, at this point we’ve seen so many action sequences it’s easy to get numb to them. Ant-Man gets props for re-energizing fights by, you know, getting Thomas the Tank Engine in the mix. 9. WolverineOne word: Logan. My race to see every MCU film before Avengers: Endgame Endgame a three-hour bladder-buster, so make a plan Women of Marvel: Straight talk from real-life superheroes The Avengers are a tough team to battle for the top spot.  Marvel Marvel movies have been part of our popular culture for the better part of the last 20 years, but you might forget that given the dominance of Marvel Cinematic Universe films these days. You know, that whole kit and kaboodle encompassing Iron Man on through Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, which busts into theaters next week. The MCU isn’t where Marvel begins or ends on screen, though. With this in mind, I decided to take a look back at all of Marvel’s movie franchises (defined as having more than one movie in the series) and rank them from the best to the most regrettable. In an effort to share the power bestowed on me to compile such an Earth-shaking list, I turned to my colleagues here in Louisville, Kentucky, where we busted out a white board on wheels and undertook the serious task of deciding just how bad Ben Affleck’s Daredevil was and what exactly to do with Nicholas Cage’s Ghost Rider. Here’s our ranking, from best to worst: 1. AvengersEnsembles movies can easily sprawl into unwieldy, disjointed disasters. Somehow, the Avengers have avoided all that. And after four years of movies leading up to the first Avengers installment of the MCU, there was a lot riding on this first point of culmination for the franchise that brought together the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the high-powered crew. Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Avengers: Endgame — Everything you need to know Comments TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: 2:09last_img read more

The next Game of Thrones Epic books headed to TV and movie

first_imgOriginally published May 19.  Now that the Game of Thrones is finally played out, how will you fill your time? You could watch some of the best fantasy and action TV shows already available, or you could go back to George R.R. Martin’s novels when he gets round to completing the Song of Ice and Fire series that inspired HBO’s smash hit. But then what?Luckily there’s no shortage of epic fantasy, sci-fi and thriller books being adapted into movies and TV shows in the coming months and years. From beloved classics to contemporary best-sellers, these are some of the adaptations that will challenge Game of Thrones’ crown to become your new obsession.Dune Call Me By Your Name star Timothy Chalamet leads the glittering cast in a new version of Dune. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images The cult 1984 movie and 2000 miniseries have their fans, but in November 2020 we’re being treated to a new big-screen version of Frank Herbert’s classic novel. In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides and his son Paul battle over life-giving spice with the venal Baron Harkonnen on the desert world of Arrakis. After reimagining Blade Runner 2049, acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve takes on another sci-fi classic with the help of a galaxy of stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem are among those involved. Share your voice 2019 movies to geek out over Post a comment FoundationIsaac Asimov’s seminal Foundation series is coming to Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV Plus. Beginning as a series of short stories in 1942, the Foundation books make up a vast, dense sci-fi saga about scientists trying to stave off an oncoming dark age. The 10-episode series is being developed by Josh Friedman, the man behind the Terminator TV series, and David Goyer, co-writer of the Dark Knight movies.Who Fears DeathGame of Thrones fans will be interested to know George R.R. Martin is an executive producer on HBO’s show based on the 2015 novel by Nnedi Okorafor. The post-apocalyptic afrofuturist story follows young Onyesonwu on a quest to find her father — a sorceror who raped her mother. It’s being adapted by Twilight Zone writer Selwn Seyfu Hinds. Good Omensgood-omens-amazon-tennant-sheen-goodomens-106-03098-1-fnlMichael Sheen and David Tennant enjoy Good Omens. Chris Raphael David Tennant and Michael Sheen are perfectly cast as a demon and an angel throwing a wrench in the works of the apocalypse in Good Omens on Amazon. The miniseries is based on the devilishly funny 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman about the delightful shenanigans that ensue when the antichrist accidentally grows up with the wrong family. While many others on this list are still in development, Good Omens premieres soon, on May 31.Lord of the Rings Amazon paid a quarter of a billion dollars for the rights to a new TV show based on JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings stories, because who hasn’t looked at Peter Jackson’s movie series and thought, yeah it’s OK but it could be longer. Rumors suggest Amazon Video’s series could be set in the distant history of Middle-earth, years before the events of The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. We’ll find out in 2021.The RookYoung Myfanwy Thomas can’t remember why she’s woken up surrounded by dead bodies. But it’s probably got something to do with a secret service for humans with weird abilities in this supernatural spy thriller based on the novel by Daniel O’Malley. Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn star in this TV show premiering on Starz June 30.ArmadaThe runaway success of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One guaranteed his next book, Armada, was bought by Universal Pictures before it was even published. The book follows high school student Zack Lightman as he suspects his favorite online game is a sophisticated simulator training him to face a very real alien invasion.GormenghastIt was adapted by the BBC in 2000, but this time Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman are involved in a new adaptation of the baroque novels by Mervyn Peake. Murder and betrayal ensue as the rightful heir Titus Groan to Castle Gormenghast challenges the scheming Steerpike.His Dark MaterialsForget the underwhelming 2007 movie version of The Golden Compass. This planned BBC adaptation is a TV show, which should give the space and depth for a satisfying take on Philip Pullman’s novels Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Steered by some of the producers behind Doctor Who, the story follows young Lyra in an adventure spanning twisted parallel versions of our reality. Logan’s Dafne Keen stars as Lyra with James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now playing: Watch this: 77 Photos 0 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Tags The Kingkiller Chronicle Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and cult director Sam Raimi are reportedly overseeing TV and movie adaptations of this recent series by author Patrick Rothfuss. First released in 2007, The Name of the Wind and sequel The Wise Man’s Fear recount the memoirs of musician and magician Kvothe. Like Game of Thrones, the final book, called The Doors of Stone, has yet to be published.Consider Phlebas Amazon boss Jeff Bezos gave a personal stamp of approval to the announcement that Amazon’s streaming service is adapting Iain M. Banks’ 1987 novel, the first in the Culture series. These weighty space opera stories are set in a utopian society in which civilizations awkwardly co-exist with each other and with artificial intelligence, while spaceships have names like “Prosthetic Conscience” and “No More Mr Nice Guy.”Game of Thrones prequelOK, so maybe nothing can replace Game of Thrones. If only Westeros will do, HBO has you covered with a planned Game of Thrones prequel series set centuries before the hit show. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts 6:20 50 Photos TV and Movies Game of Throneslast_img read more

BSE closes points 4634 up on Jan 16

first_imgBSE closes points 46.34 up on Jan 162K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 46.34 up on Jan 162K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 46.34 points up to stand at 28,121.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.65 points up to stand at 8,513.80. SUNTV and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.04% and 9.09% along with TV18 BROADCAST and SUZLON with an increase of 8.12% and 7.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYPR with a decrease of 4.92% and 4.49% along with JETAIRWAYS and Welspun Corp LTD. with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.12% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 35.42 points at 19,342.32 while the banking sector is down 1.89 points at 22,021.41 and the reality sector is up 8.44 points at 1,619.87. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 62.03 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 46.34 points up to stand at 28,121.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.65 points up to stand at 8,513.80. SUNTV and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.04% and 9.09% along with TV18 BROADCAST and SUZLON with an increase of 8.12% and 7.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYPR with a decrease of 4.92% and 4.49% along with JETAIRWAYS and Welspun Corp LTD. with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.12% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 35.42 points at 19,342.32 while the banking sector is down 1.89 points at 22,021.41 and the reality sector is up 8.44 points at 1,619.87. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 62.03 per dollar.last_img read more

BSF kills Bangladeshi along border

first_imgBSFA Bangladeshi national was shot to death reportedly by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members along Sahebnagar border in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased is Jamal, 45, son of a certain Golam Mostafa of Char Ashariadaha in the upazila.Confirming the incident, BGB Sahebnagar camp commander Nayeb Subedar Sultan Molla said the BGB members from Char Ashariadah camp opened fire to some ‘cattle traders’ including Jamal while they went to pillar no. 1 on the bordering area, leaving Jamal dead on the spot.last_img

Directorate General of Mines Safety looks to bring down accident count

first_imgKolkata: Concerned over the vulnerabilities of contractual workers in mines and falling standards of supervision in maintaining the highest safety standards, the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) is working on a strategy, according to Sanjibon Ray, Deputy Director General, Directorate General of Mines Safety.”This is part of an ambitious plan to augment mining production, as well as reduce accidents, including fatalities. Currently, we are in the process of preparing a set of recommendations as a strategy to improve the occupational safety and health (OHS) of contractual workers. The recommendations will be placed during the 12th National Safety Conference in Mines, scheduled for November. We are having talks with all stakeholders before we finalise the recommendations,” Ray said at a Session on Mines Safety on the second day of the CII Safety Symposium and Exposition organised by CII on Thursday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that about 100,000 contractual workers are engaged in mining activities. “The prime areas of concern include lack of adequate training and safety awareness of the contractual workforce – something which is one of the contributory factors in creating unsafe and accident-prone situations in mines,” he said, adding that the living condition of the contractual workforce in the mining sites needs vast improvement, including judicious space management while deploying transportation machinery in mining sites. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The prime factor leading to accidents in mines is fatigue and poor living condition. They don’t get proper drinking water, hygienic food and medical facilities,” Ray said, adding that the DGMS will recommend defined codes to safeguard precious human lives. “Accident statistics reveal that the percentage of involvement of contractual workers in fatal accidents is increasing. Data reveals that fatality rate is more in case of contractual workers than the regular employees. The rate of accidents in case of contractual workers was 2.47 times more than regular workers during the period between 2010-2016,” he said.last_img read more

Building custom views in vRealize operation manager Tutorial

first_imgA view in vRealize Operations manager consists of the view type, subject, and data components: In this tutorial, the view is a trend view, which gets its data from the CPU Demand (%) metric. The subject is the object type, which a view is associated with. A view presents the data of the subject. For example, if the selected object is a host and you select the view named Host CPU Demand (%) Trend View, the result is a trend of the host’s CPU demand over a period of time. Today we will walk through the parts needed to define and build custom views in vRealize Operations manager, and learn to apply them to real work situations. This article is an excerpt from Mastering vRealize Operations Manager – Second Edition written by Spas Kaloferov, Scott Norris, Christopher Slater. Adding Name and description fields Although it might seem obvious, the first thing you need to define when creating a report is the name and description. Before you dismiss this requirement and simply enter My View or Scott’s Test, the name and description fields are very useful in defining the scope and target of the view. This is because many views are not really designed to be run/applied on the subject, but rather on one of its parents. This is especially true for lists and distributions, which we will cover below: What are different View types The presentation is the format the view is created in and how the information is displayed. The following types of views are available: List: A list view provides tabular data about specific objects in the environment that correspond to the selected view. Summary: A summary view presents tabular information about the current use of resources in the environment. Trend: A trend view uses historic data to generate trends and forecasts for resource use and availability in the environment. Distribution: A distribution view provides aggregated data about resource distribution in the monitored environment. Pie charts or bar charts are used to present the data. Text: A text view displays text that you provide when you create the view. Image: An image view allows you to insert a static image. List A list is one of the simplest presentation types to use and understand, and at the same time, is one of the most useful. A list provides a tabular layout of values for each data type, with the ability to provide an aggregation row such as sum or average at the end. Lists are the most useful presentation type for a large number of objects, and are able to provide information in the form of metrics and/or properties. Lists are also the most commonly used presentation when showing a collection of objects relative to its parent. An example of a list can be found in the following screenshot: List summary A summary is similar to a list, however the rows are the data types (rather than the objects) and the columns are aggregated values of all children of that subject type. Unlike a list, a summary field is compulsory, as the individual objects are not presented in the view. The summary view type is probably the least commonly used, but it is useful when you simply care about the end result and not the detail of how it was calculated. The following example shows Datastore Space Usage from the cluster level; information such as the average used GB across each Datastore can be displayed without the need to show each Datastore present in a list: Although it will be discussed in more detail in the next chapter, the availability of creating simple summary views of child resources has partially removed the need for creating super metrics for simply rolling up data to parent objects. Trend A trend view is a line graph representation of metrics showing historical data that can be used to generate trends and forecasts. Unlike some of the other presentation types, a trend can only show data from that subject type. As such, trend views do not filter up to parent objects. A trend view, in many ways, is similar to a standard metric chart widget with a set of combined preconfigured data types, with one major exception. The trend view has the ability to forecast data into the future for a specified period of time, as well as show the trend line for historical data for any object type. This allows the trend view to provide detailed and useful capacity planning data for any object in the vRealize Operations inventory. When selecting the data types to use in the view, it is recommended that, if multiple data types are used, that they support the same unit of measurement. Although this is not a requirement, views that have different unit types on the same scale are relatively hard to compare. An example of a trend view is shown as follows: Distribution A distribution view is a graphical representation of aggregated data which shows how resources fall within those aggregation groups. This essentially means that vRealize Operations finds a way of graphically representing a particular metric or property for a group of objects. In this example, it is the distribution of VM OS types in a given vSphere cluster. A distribution like a summary is very useful in displaying a small amount of information about a large number of objects. Distribution views can also be shown as bar charts. In this example, the distribution of Virtual Machine Memory Configuration Distribution is shown in a given vSphere cluster. This view can help spot virtual machines configured with a large amount of memory. An important point when creating distribution views is that the subject must be a child of the preview or target object. This means that you can only see a view for the distribution on one of the subject’s parent objects. Both visualization methods essentially group the subjects into buckets, with the number of buckets and their values based on the distribution type. The three distribution types are as follows: Dynamic distribution: vRealize Operations automatically determines how many buckets to create based on an interval, a min/max value, or a logarithmic equation. When dealing with varying data values, this is generally the recommended display. Manual distribution: Allows the administrator to manually set the range of each bucket in the display. Discrete distribution: Used for displaying exact values of objects rather than ranges. A discrete distribution is recommended if most objects only have a few possible values, such as properties or other binary values. Text and images The text and image views are used to insert static text or image content for the purpose of reports and dashboards. They allow an administrator to add context to a report in combination with the dynamic views that are inserted when the reports are generated. Adding Subjects to View Although the subjects are generally selected after the presentation, it makes sense to describe them first. The subject is the base object for which the view shows information. In other words, the subject is the object type that the data is coming from for the view. Any object type from any adapter can be selected. It is important to keep in mind that you may be designing a view for a parent object, however, the subject is actually the data of a child object. For example, if you wish to list all the Datastore free space in a vSphere Cluster itemized by Datastore, the subject will be a Datastore, not a Cluster Compute Resource. This is because although the list will always be viewed in the context of a cluster, the data listed is from Datastore objects themselves. When selecting a subject, an option is provided to select multiple object types. If this is done, only data that is common to both types will be available. Adding Data to View Data is the content that makes up the view based on the selected subject. The type of data that can be added and any additional options available depend on the select presentation type. An important feature with views is that they are able to display and filter based on properties, and not just standard metrics. This is particularly useful when filtering a list or distribution group. For example, the following screenshot shows badge information in a given vSphere Cluster, as long as they contain a vSphere tag of BackupProtectedVM. This allows a view to be filtered only to virtual machines that are deployed and managed by vRealize Automation: Adding Visibility layer One of the most useful features about views is that you have the ability to decide where they show up and where they can be linked from. The visibility layer defines where you can see a hyperlink to a view in vRealize Operations based on a series of checkboxes. The visibility step is broken into three categories, which are Availability, Further Analysis, and Blacklist, as shown in the following screenshot: Subsequently, you can also make the view available in a dashboard. To make this view available inside a dashboard, you can either edit an existing one or create a new dashboard by navigating to Home, Actions, then Create Dashboard. You can add the desired view within your dashboard configuration. Availability The availability checkboxes allow an administrator to devise how their view can be used and if there are cases where they wish to restrict its availability: Dashboard through the view widget: The view widget allows any created view to be displayed on a dashboard. This essentially allows an unlimited amount of data types to be displayed on the classic dashboards, with the flexibility of the different presentation types. Report template creation and modification: This setting allows views to be used in reports. If you are creating views explicitly to use in reports, ensure this box is checked. Details tab in the environment: The Details tab in the environment is the default location where administrators will use views. It is also the location where the Further Analysis links will take an administrator if selected. In most cases, it is recommended that this option be enabled, unless a view is not yet ready to be released to other users. Further Analysis The Further Analysis checkbox is a feature that allows an administrator to link views that they have created to the minor badges in the Object Analysis tab. Although this feature may seem comparatively small, it allows users to create relevant views for certain troubleshooting scenarios and link them directly to where administrators will be working. This allows administrators to leverage views more quickly for troubleshooting rather than simply jumping to the All Metrics tab and looking for dynamic threshold breaches. Blacklist The blacklist allows administrators to ensure that views cannot be used against certain object types. This is useful if you want to ensure that a view is only partially promoted up to a parent and not, for example, to a grandparent. How to Delete a View Views show up in multiple places. When you’re tempted to delete a view, ask yourself: Do I want to delete this entire view, or do I just want to no longer show it in one part of the UI? Don’t delete a view when you just want to hide it in one part of the UI. When you delete a view, areas in the UI that use the view are adjusted: Report templates: The view is removed from the report template Dashboards: The view widget displays the message The view does not exist Further Analysis panel of badges on the Analysis tab: The link to the view is removed Details > Views tab for the selected object: The view is removed from the list vRealize Operations will display a message informing you that deleting the view will modify the report templates that are using the view. Now, you have learned the new powerful features available in views and the different view presentation types. To know more about handling alerts and notifications in vRealize Operations, check out this book Mastering vRealize Operations Manager – Second Edition. 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