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In Defence Of Masala Movies

first_imgArt. Realism. Truth. Vision. Commitment. Belief. For years, a section of a “niche” crowd (filmmakers, critics, audience) had been doggedly championing the cause of the other cinema. A cinema that was clean, honest, meaningful artistic, life-enhancing, propagated by a band of people passionately devoted to the noble endeavor of providing the “hoi-polloi” (trapped in a pathetic cul-de-sac), a solid and substantial alternative. A cinema of aesthetic worth and financial viability, sans the tinsel thunder of stars, gaudy elaborate sets, foreign locales or obscenely expensive budgets. A cinema that epitomized the philosophy of “Small is Big” and invested in their matrix that elusive magic of feeling and warmth that touched the soul, not merely dazzled the eyes. A cinema of the here and now that did not sell dreams, but portrayed the power, truth and beauty of the Indian reality — warts and all. Intellectual cinema, personified! Director Gautam Ghosh standing next to a poster of his filmYatra.For around a decade (early 1970s to early 1980s) this cinema came, saw and even conquered the hearts of its select audience, winning admirable loyalty and patronage. Hugely supported by an enthusiastic press, it was projected as “New Cinema” with freshness inscribed on every frame. The filmmakers, hymned and celebrated were the new messiahs on the block, fired by an inspired cause. So far, so good.The problems started when some of these films started drawing special attention, making a name and a modest kill at the box office, but most importantly, going on to win national and international awards. Overnight, these “strugglers” began to strike poses, mouth hi-fallutin’ platitudes, superciliously talk about how they were now a part of international cinema, and of course, trashing the mainstream product, Bollywood.But why this hostility and agro towards a cinema that continues to provide its unimaginably large fan-base across the globe, their much-needed manna from heaven? An industry that has an investment-base of crores of rupees with technology and infrastructure that is mind-boggling? A cinema that for sheer gloss, glitz and hype is probably second only to Hollywood? Most importantly, a cinema that frankly couldn’t give a damn about the existence of a movement that hardly ever posed a threat?  Om Shanti OmLet’s face it. Over the years, Bollywood has shaped and fed the never-ending fantasies of the howling unwashed. They’ve done it without any pretensions, with the least fuss and frippery, focusing all their skills and resources towards fulfilling one single objective: uncomplicated entertainment. Win some, lose some, they’ve endeavored to be honest in this one-point program, never pretending to evoke the spirit of the nouvelle vague, or spouting Bresson and Renais like they were brothers under the skin.Their gods were made-in-India — Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Mehboob Khan, Raj Khosla, Vijay Anand, Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra, Ramesh Sippy. They’ve never (consciously) considered themselves to be a part of world cinema. They’ve never had any illusions about winning awards at any of the hot-shot international film fests, although today Lagaan has seduced their appetitem and only when severely provoked have they fired a broadside at the other (Bhookha-Nanga) Cinema. By and large, they have stuck to their basic idea of movies (not ci-ne-ma) as hardcore entertainment for the masses that is committed to rake in the loot or at least break-even on investment. They do not see it as an art form, propaganda vehicle or an artistic form of self-expression. They have no axes to grind and nothing to prove except how successful they are as dream-merchants and going by their uncontested domination over the public imagination and sensibilities (ever noticed how even the corniest film-oriented program on TV scores hugely over the ‘meaningful’ programs) they must be doing something right!  Aamir KhanAnd that is precisely where it hurts the arty brigade! How can this crass, untutored and vulgar cinema, constantly catering to the lowest common denominator, cornering precious resource, spending obscene money on stuff that has an erratic strike-rate at the box-office, continue to thrive while these “geniuses” are overlooked, neglected and ignored? If only some one gave them that one (just-one) chance, they’d show these damn Bollywood bozos what “commercial cinema” should be with their superior knowledge in the art and craft of “ci-ne-ma.” Ironically, whenever they have been provided this chance, their masterpieces have had to be peeled off the ceiling! This simple truth is their idea of “ci-ne-ma,” popular audience taste and the task of hard-core delivery of value are wildly un-made for each other. The reaction of the arrogant stunned maverick? “The film was much ahead of its time” or the other howler “What else can one expect from an audience continuously fed on Bollywood trash?” Any wonder that the Bollywood guys die laughing!The last words must belong to an insider who’s been in the thick of this movement when it exploded in the mid-seventies. “Ideally, there should have been no conflicts between this art and commercial divide. They can happily co-exist. There is an audience for both. Problem starts when people believe they can change the world, but along the way, switch lanes. With a few exceptions, it’s amazing how fake and self-seeking most of these guys are! In the name of good cinema, they had no problem selling their souls to get into the Panorama section of the Indian Film Festival and move on to the International circuit. That was their Big Bang — Cannes, Venice, Berlin, London or any of the smaller versions! To them it signaled arrival and achievement. The producers and the local audience could go to hell, along with the technicians and artistes, all of whom gave their life-blood for the film. Is it any wonder that Naseer Shah (after years of being conned), finally gives it to these fakes whenever and wherever the occasion demands?”In the final analysis, it is important to remember that beyond talent what is needed is a high level of integrity and commitment to traverse this lonely route of the small cinema. Its rewards have to do with accomplishment, prestige and honor rather than glitz, glamor and big bucks. One can’t have both, The Bollywood boys are clear in their funda of drooling over Mammon. Professing undying allegiance to the Muse while secretly lusting for filthy lucre is not very arty, is it? Serious cinema – a close-up!  Saawariya  Tashan  Aakrosh Related Itemslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Midfielder Amarjit Kiyam Ruled Out from Games vs Oman and Qatar

first_img 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers2023 AFC Asian Cup QualifiersAmarjit Kiyamfootball First Published: August 30, 2019, 9:55 AM IST Midfielder @KiyamAmarjit has been ruled out of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Oman and Qatar after suffering a broken hand in training 😢Wishing him a speedy recovery! 🙏#IndianFootball #BackTheBlue #BlueTigers— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 29, 2019India begin their campaign against Oman on September 5 in Guwahati followed by an away game against Asian champions Qatar in Doha on September 10.Afghanistan is other team in the group. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.center_img New Delhi: Indian football team midfielder Amarjit Singh Kiyam was on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Qatar after suffering a hand injury during training.Amarjit, who led the Indian team in the U-17 World Cup in 2017, was part of coach Igor Stimac probables for the preparatory camp. The players assembled for the camp on August 19 in Goa.”Midfielder @KiyamAmarjit has been ruled out of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Oman and Qatar after suffering a broken hand in training,” the All India Football Federation (AIFF) tweeted.last_img read more

Virat Kohli salutes real hero Wing Commander Abhinandan: I bow down to you

first_imgIndian cricket team Virat Kohli bowed down to India’s hero Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who returned to the Indian soil from Pakistan on Friday evening after spending two days in captivity. India and Pakistan were involved in an air battle two days ago, where Wing Commander Abhinandan shot down Pakistan’s F-16 with his MiG-21 Bison but ended up on Pakistan’s soil and was in captivity since then.The Wagah-Attari border was full of people on Friday to welcome the country’s hero from Pakistan, even as according to protocal, the Wing Commander was kept away from the public glare. Late in the evening, the Wing Commander crossed the border and returned to his motherland.Kohli gave a tribute to the ‘real hero’ who fought for India and suffered for her before making a safe return home. “Real Hero. I bow down to you. Jai Hind,” Kohli tweeted.Real Hero. I bow down to you. Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/kDgocwpclAVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 1, 2019Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Abhinandan would be handed over to India as a “peace gesture” and the moment finally came on a rainy night after hours of waiting.Apart from Kohli, the Board of Control for Cricket in India paid a glorious tribute to Abhinandan, just minutes after he crossed the border and was received by IAF and the Indian army.”#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan You rule the skies and you rule our hearts. Your courage and dignity will inspire generations to come,” the BCCI wrote on Twitter and posted an Indian jersey with Wing Commander Abhinandan written on the back.advertisementOther sports stars – from Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to Sania Mirza and Hima Das – celebrated the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan to the country and flooded Twitter with congratulatory messages.The nation salutes your valour , selflessness and grit. #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan pic.twitter.com/N432Qk2ajTVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 1, 2019Welcome home IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthamanji. Entire nation is proud of you. #WelcomeHomeAbhinandanHima Das (@HimaDas8) March 1, 2019Welcome back Wing Commander Abhinandan .. you are our HERO in the truest sense.. The country salutes you and the bravery and dignity you have shown #Respect #WelcomeBackAbinandan Jai HindSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) March 1, 2019Tensions escalated between the two neighbouring nations following the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 in which India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost 40 soldiers.Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack in which a suicide bomber blew up a CRPF bus in Pulwama.India responded to it by launching air strikes on a Jaish terror base in Balakot, early Tuesday morning. Pakistan retaliated with their own air strike inside the Indian territory the very next day after which Wing Commander Abinandan crossed the border by mistake.last_img read more

Kane or Neymar? Stars give My Goal 50 picks

first_imgGoal 50 Kane, De Bruyne or Ronaldo? Sports stars and celebrities give My Goal 50 picks Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:45 11/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Paris Saint-Germain Getty Goal 50 Videos PSG Arsenal Manchester City Premier League Ligue 1 Kevin De Bruyne Neymar Harry Kane Ahead of Tuesday’s Goal’s annual award for the best players of the past year, we’ve asked some big names to give their top five picks LEON OSMANFormer @Everton midfielder, Leon Osman has three Premier League players in his Goal 50 top five. Who would make your list? #MyGoal50 pic.twitter.com/aWMT2JjOTp— Goal (@goal) November 8, 2017HARRY AIKINES-ARYEETEYTeam GB sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey has picked a @ManUtd striker in his Goal 50 top five, but it isn’t who you’d think. Let us know who would make your Goal 50 top five. #MyGoal50 pic.twitter.com/4PTEKRGT7Y— Goal (@goal) November 8, 2017AL FORAN (AL PACINO)Would you argue with Al Pacino’s (@ImpressionistAL) choices for the five best players in the world? #MyGoal50 ⚽️🔥 pic.twitter.com/orvgWnZJLf— Goal (@goal) November 9, 2017HUGH WIZZYThe 2017 #Goal50 is revealed tomorrow. But who does sports journalist and YouTuber @hughwizzy think should make the list? #MyGoal50 pic.twitter.com/us7hJFJwn9— Goal (@goal) November 13, 2017ITALIAN FOOTBALL TVWe’ve let the guys at @IFTVofficial give us their views on who should be at the top of the Goal 50 this year. Who do you think should make the list? #MyGoal50 pic.twitter.com/VIhoUYBgl3— Goal (@goal) November 8, 2017RAPHAEL HONIGSTEINLook out @FCBayernEN fans! It’s time for German football expert @honigstein to give us his #MyGoal50. Who do you think should be on the list?@FCBayernUS pic.twitter.com/0BoXb3SHqT— Goal (@goal) November 13, 2017RUSEVWho does #WWE Superstar @RusevBUL think should be at the top of the #Goal50? And would you argue with him? #MyGoal50 #RusevCrush pic.twitter.com/j8RGj6Ng0i— Goal (@goal) November 12, 2017ADEBAYO AKINFENWATime for #Beastmode as @daRealAkinfenwa gives us his Goal 50 top five. Who would be in your #MyGoal50? pic.twitter.com/ULjOFzywYx— Goal (@goal) November 12, 2017WILFRIED ZAHAHow easy is it to pick the five best players in the world? @wilfriedzaha proves it’s harder than you think. #MyGoal50. #CrystalPalace #CPFC #Football pic.twitter.com/f3sswFhzbM— Goal (@goal) November 11, 2017ARJUN KAPOOR#Bollywood star and @FCPuneCity co-owner @arjunk26 tells us who is on his #MyGoal50 list. It’s good news for @ChelseaFC fans! pic.twitter.com/lF7wh0xODQ— Goal (@goal) November 13, 2017last_img read more

a month agoAC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma: We’re a beautiful group

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma: We’re a beautiful groupby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma says they’re ready for the derby against Inter Milan.Milan have won two of their first three games under coach Marco Giampaolo.Donnarumma said: “We’re a beautiful group. With a new Coach it’s normal to have some difficulty at the beginning, but we’re working well.“We’ve picked up two wins from three, not playing very well, but winning helps us win more and slowly we’re getting to grips with our game.“A derby goes over everything else, it’s a game that prepares itself and gives out a lot of energy and emotion. Playing the derby is a unique satisfaction.“Samir [Handanovic] is a very good lad and a great goalkeeper, I like how he attacks the ball, plus we know all his other qualities.“With D’Ambrosio I have a beautiful relationship, he’s my compatriot and he also lives near me. I’ll surely cross him.” last_img read more

UGA Basketball Coach Mark Fox Will Join The Spike Squad For Saturday’s Football Game

first_imgGeorgia spike squad seen with basketball coach Mark Fox.georgia spike squad mark foxGeorgia basketball coach Mark Fox has always made it clear how much he supports the school’s football team. Saturday, he’ll be going all out, yet again, to help cheer on the Dawgs against SEC juggernaut Alabama.Friday, Fox, on Twitter, revealed that he’ll be joining the Spike Squad in the stands for the contest. The Spike Squad is notorious for wearing body paint and spiked shoulder pads to games.…& forgive me when I drip paint on you cause I’m #100%Dawg @UGASPIKESQUAD – I’m in! Time to GATA pic.twitter.com/ldchIG1e2q— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) October 2, 2015This isn’t the first time Fox has done this, and it probably won’t be the last. Very cool.last_img

India seeks urgent meeting with TNA

“The President told the two delegations that the can freely express their views and vote as they wish on the proposed changes as coalition partners of the government,” Samaranayaka said.The JHU has been pushing for the 13th Amendment to be abolished or changes to be included before the scheduled northern provincial council polls in September. (Colombo Gazette) The meeting comes on the backdrop of moves by the government to make changes to the 13th Amendment by removing some clauses including the land and police powers. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had yesterday told the coalition partners of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) that they can vote as they wish in parliament on the proposed changes to the 13th Amendment to the constitution. The President expressed this view when he met separately with the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and the EPDP, Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayaka told the Colombo Gazette yesterday.Samaranayaka said that a JHU delegation led by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and an EPDP delegation led by Minister Douglas Devananda had separate meetings with the President. The Indian government has sought an urgent meeting with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on the 13th Amendment to the constitution, the Uthayan newspaper owned by TNA MP E. Sarawanabavan reported today.Accordingly a TNA delegation led by TNA leader R. Sampanthan will head to New Delhi next week to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others in the government. read more

Weak demand dogs vans and trucks

Registrations: 9,386 in August, 242,118 for the rolling year, down 37.5%.Trucks: 1,855 in August, 41,790 for the rolling year, down 28.6%.Vans: 7,531 for the month, 200,328 for the rolling year, down 28.6%. Year to date 9,386 – 34.6% – 36.9% “August van and truck registrations fell again,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The truck and van markers face exceptionally tough trading conditions and uncertain demand. Businesses’ own need for new vehicles are well down too. We expect van and truck registrations will stabilise at around 45% down on last year.” – 45.0% 136,294 1,855 – 41.2% New van and truck registrations in the United Kingdom – 2009 22,312 Trucks August 113,982 – 43.9% % change – 43.5% 7,531 Total Vans % change For more, please see the attached documents.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Small fire at school does 30k in damage

first_imgA fire in the heating system of a portable classroom at Jason Lee Middle School in Hazel Dell on Monday night did around $30,000 in damage, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.Firefighters responded to a fire alarm shortly before 10 p.m. at the school, 8500 N.W. Ninth Ave.Todd Iremonger, a battalion chief with Clark County Fire District 6, said a maintenance worker helped firefighters find light smoke he noticed inside the structure.The fire, Iremonger said, was fairly minor. A maintenance worker who pointed it out was cleared to get back to working on the portable shortly after it was put out.Deputy Clark County Fire Marshal Dan Young said firefighters had the fire under control quickly, but the fire and response still left roughly $30,000 in damage to the building.The portable won’t be usable until it’s repaired, he said.last_img read more

Do You Remember RadioShack Back When

first_img This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine 11 min read Register Now » RadioShack is on its last legs, reportedly in talks to shut down and sell its storefronts to companies like Sprint and Amazon.For many technologists, this is much more than just the loss of another strip mall retailer — it’s the end of where their passion really began. The place where they bought their first transistor, the place where they first learned to code. Fortune’s Term Sheet newsletter asked readers to submit their first memories or early experiences at RadioShack, and got lots of nostalgic replies.Below are some of our favorites:• “Radio Shack was always my favorite store as a child. From their Battery of the Month Club, to their vacuum tube testers (remember those?) to their electronics kits and soldering irons, I was hooked as a young boy. No wonder I was always getting chased out of there! But the turning point for me was the TRS-80 (as I am sure it was pivotal for so many others) – that cemented my life as an engineer and geek. The TRS-80 was the first computer I typed into, wrote my first programs and played games on. Now, we never owned one – I did that all in the store. We were never in a position to spend the $1,000 (give or take) for the computer – but every trip to our little mall included a stop for me at Radio Shack.” ~ Jack Unverfurth, director of software at Get Real Health.• “I learned BASIC programming at a Radio Shack store when I was 11 years-old. They held this class in a back room at the store and me and a about a dozen adults learned how to do ‘Print’ and ‘If-Then’ statements. This was like 1981 and the first exposure any of us had to computer programming.” ~ James Navin, VP of strategic operations at Sharethrough• “My grandfather — who is now 94 and who’s got all the zipper machine patents in Google patent search — took me to Radio Shack when I was about 8 years-old. He bought me a soldering iron and we made electromagnets. That was the first time i made something. I cant imagine what we would’ve made with Arduino or Raspberry PI. I guess the combination of entrepreneurial genes and that early time screwing around in grandpas lab inspired me to found MINR. ~ Sol Weinreich• “My first computer was a TRS-80 bought in 1979 at local Radio Shack – 16K with a black and white monitor and cassette tape drive. Wouldn’t have my 20-year career in tech if not for the experience of having a PC in our living room as an 8 year-old.” ~ Steven Mitzenmacher, VP of corporate development at NetApp• “I used my Bar Mitzvah money to buy my first ‘personal’ computer in 1981 — the TRS-80 from Radio Shack. It had no disk drives; the only memory was 16K of RAM. I had to save programs on a cassette tape, and the filenames could be no longer than two letters. So awesome.” ~ Paul Greenberg, CEO of Nylon• “Back in the mid-90s, there was no DigiKey or hundreds of other component sites. The information wasn’t as abundant either for amateur geeks (like myself), so you could bring a circuit board with burnt out component and get help finding replacement. Radio Shack employees were true hardcore geeks. Somewhere in early 2000’s Radio Shack started hiring sales people and not geeks, which resulted in Best Buy-esque experience. You may have wanted some random component, but were pushed cellphone plans instead. Knowledge of associates dropped to such low levels, they would read you what is on the box, but would have no idea what is the difference between resistor and capacitor. That is when the company became dead to me. ~ Apollo Sinkevicius, COO of Robin Powered• “Radio Shack was one of my favorite stores growing up. My dad was an electrical engineer, so many a project involved a trip to Radio Shack: removing alternator noise from a car audio system, fixing the tube amp on my 1930s Hammond Organ, building a home-brew security system, etc. As the years went on, the front of the store was filled with more mobile phones & games, and our little section of resistors, capacitors & breadboards was relegated to a smaller and smaller back corner of the store.” ~ Matt Brezina, CEO of Sincerely Inc.• “I grew up in Dallas, Texas. Radio Shack was everywhere. I could ride my bike to the nearest one in a shopping center that also had my haircut place (back when we called them ‘barbers’) and a local ice cream store that I loved but can’t remember the name of. Across the street was a Piggly Wiggly in a big shopping center. It’s all at Arapaho Road and Coit Road in Dallas in Spanish Village. I’d ride by bike up to Radio Shack and just sit and screw around in the store forever. I was always amazed at the diodes, capacitors, resistors, wires, and cables. Eventually they had a CB Radio that I somehow convinced my dad to by for his car. I was totally into Breaker-breaker-1-9 and my favorite thing to do was to say Breaker-breaker-1-9 I need to take a 10-100. When the TRS-80 came out, that was the end of that. I got an Apple II instead and when the Epson MX-80 printer came out, I was done with Radio Shack for a long time.” ~ Brad Feld, venture capitalist• “During my early teenage years in the 90’s, my dad was posted in Sana’a, Yemen. For a kid in the MTV generation this spelt a death knell. Socially speaking, the city was as barren as its desert. But… it had a Radio Shack! For kids like me that was the epitome of cool. The Technic earphones and Sony tape decks were sights that we saw only on TV. But the Shack brought it to life for us. Many a dull afternoon have I spent foraging through their shelves. Hence nostalgia abounds whenever I think of them. Doubt if others see it my way, but Radio Shack would always be my yardstick as far as cool quotient comparisons go.” ~ Raju Joseph• “I was an early personal computer hobbyist, and in 1981 entered Johns Hopkins University’s first national search for applications to benefit the disabled. My entry was a design and prototype for a word processing service that would hire typists who were blind to type dictation over the telephone and return finished text by e-mail. I used a TRS-80 and Radio Shack answering machine to prove the concept. The Radio Shack store in McLean, Virginia was where I got the equipment, but also found helpful people with ideas and encouragement. Word processing centers and services were, of course, quickly eclipsed by advances in business technology, but I still got that certificate on my wall.” ~ Alan Kotok, editor and publisher at Science & Enterprise• “I was an early RS consumer having spent paperboy delivery money on countless ‘free’ baseball bat sized d-cell flashlights, the mystical p-boxes and subsequently, Band-Aids (early life lesson on how hot a solder iron can get…) to returning later as a college co-op student to the Fort Worth, TX headquarters. Tandy’s Research & Development division offered me a full-time offer upon graduation where I became part of the Team behind the TRS-80 and the new Tandy 2000 Personal Computers. Had the opportunity to meet Dell and Gates who were each just starting their respective companies.” ~ Don Metzger• “Our dads built Heath kit stereos and passed on soldering skills and the maker spirit in projects we built from parts purchased at Radio Shack. I remember wanting my own radio, and us building a crystal radio to fit inside a 7-up can. One-part James Bond, one part learning the skills of engineers. The radio was my first project built with my dad, doing something he did as a boy. We later built a launcher for Estes rockets with buttons, switches, wire and solder from Radio Shack to start our family space program! Turning screen-time into ‘us time.’” ~ Joe Salesky, CEO of Ustyme• “I learned how to program Basic on a Radio Shack (Tandy) TRS-80 in NYC in the early 80s. I would sit in the store for hours, program, and play. The software was downloaded from an audio cassette at a 300 Baud rate. A simple pong-like game would take about 5 mins to download from the cassette. Fun times.” ~ Bart Schachter• “I bought a 101-in-One electronics kit in the 70’s to have some fun tinkering. In the 80’s my little daughter took a liking to it and how things work. Her educational path lead her to a PhD in chemistry. I don’t doubt that the kit I bought from Radio Shack created her first science building block. Thank you Radio Shack!” ~ Len Charmichael, CFO of Sunnyside Corp.• “When I was 12-14 years old (1979) I got into talking on CB radios. I think it had to do with Smokey and the Bandit. I went to Radio Shack weekly to get the latest antennae, amplifier, speaker, etc. I remember extending wires to all four corners of my room. The theory was the larger the antennae the more distant signals we could pick up.” ~ Keith Wasserstrom, consultant• “When I was in high school, I was in a band. I thought we were the best band in school, but another band (whose lead singer was the son of the guy who owned the Detroit Pistons) always won competitions and I thought it was because they had better equipment. We couldn’t afford better equipment, so my dad and I started to go to Radio Shack and bought raw parts to put together a complete P.A. system. We never lost again. And I’ll always treasure spending time with dad and learning about the science behind the music. ” ~ Jason Mendelson, venture capitalist• “For me, Radio Shack was the equivalent of today’s Apple store. I loved going in there and just looking around, wondering what half the stuff was, particularly their walls of transistors, capacitors, plugs and patch cords. One of my first at home/Saturday morning projects as a 10 year-old boy was to build a robot with tin cans my Mom had thrown out and plenty of lead solder and an ‘Archer’ soldering gun, which still works after 50 years, even the little light on the front! Unfortunately the robot never did. I also still have an Archer voltmeter from the early 70’s that works great. In my teens I used some of those transistors they sold to build a device that allowed me and a friend to make long-distance phone calls for free, even though we didn’t really have anyone to call. My dream as a kid was to someday work in a Radio Shack and, dare I think it, even manage one! Today I run a software development company and credit much of my tech curiosity to those days wandering – and wondering – around in my local Radio Shack. I’m sorry to see them go.” ~ Frank Kenna, CEO of The Marlin Company• “I still remember my brother and I as kids on a road trip fighting over a Walkman until my parents had to find a radio shack (without googlemaps) to buy a headphone splitter. Then we just argued over which cassette tapes to play.” ~ Chris Livingston, associate with Summit Partners• “I was a geek when being a geek was not fashionable. When portable computers weighed 40lbs and the concept of a laptop was just a dream.I was a geek when a mouse was a furry thing that you chased out of your house not made a home on your desk.I was a geek when computers had names like Trash 80I was a geek on the cutting edge of technology,I was a geek thanks to Radio Shack.”~ Warren Markowitz, Geek, attorney, radio host, and a kid from the 1980’s February 4, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Cold front hits region with force affecting entire Yucatán Peninsula

first_imgDarwin Covarrubias says that although the storm has left the region, the cool air will prevail over the next 48 hours. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The port captain in Holbox, José Luis Ibarra Rojo, reported that the winds reached 40 knots, which is the equivalent to 70 kms/h, causing a temporary boat suspension. Photo: Protección Civil Estatal The storm, which effected the entire Yucatán Peninsula, landed Sunday afternoon with heavy rains and strong winds that knocked over trees and cut power several times. Cold Front No. 31 landed the Cancun, Playa del Carmen region Sunday afternoon with winds of nearly 70 km/h. Meteorologist Darwin Covarrubias said that this unusual cold front took less than 12 hours to travel through the Gulf of Mexico and when entering the warm zone of the Caribbean, created squalls that were not predicted. The cold front hit other areas including Mérida and Progresso where the public services unit in Mérida announced the cancellation of an outdoor event due to the extreme weather. The death of one person has been reported by Governor Carlos Joaquín in the municipality of Bacalar due to an accident caused by strong winds. The strong winds caused some Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) cables to explode in several municipalities. Power failures were reported in some regions of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras. In Holbox and Isla Mujeres, there were reports of power cuts as well as a temporary navigation closure that began at 4:00 p.m. In Progreso, the same cold front produced strong winds and heavy rains that also toppled trees, and in some instances, took out street lights. Photo: SSP Yucatan Lucio Salvador Arguea, director of Municipal Civil Protection of Tulum reported only minimal material damages around Tulum. However, an exploding power line in Puerto Aventuras caused several boats, which were stored below the lines, to catch fire. Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A cold front that was predicted to hit the area landed with force that saw trees felled and maritime ports suspended before finally moving off. The severe weather conditions, which were due to the junction of cold fronts 30 and 31 on the Yucatan Peninsula, caused Operation Storm to be activated in Quintana Roo. Citizens were asked to stay home as Civil Protection directorates activated their protocol, says the general director of the State Coordination of Civil Protection, Adrián Martínez. From Cancun to Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Tulum, civil officers urged the public to stay inside. Due to the strong winds and heavy rain, 22 flights were diverted from the Cancun International Airport, making a safe landing at nearby airports in Belize and Mérida instead. According to Civil Protection Solidaridad, the cold front, which lasted only about an hour-and-a-half, toppled six city poles and felled 23 trees, one of which caused a human injury. Other tree-toppled injures were suffered by vehicles and properties including the large tree that uprooted along Playa del Carmen’s popular Fifth Avenue as shoppers were taking cover from the rain. He says that at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the local temperature was 30 C degrees, however, when the storm hit, the temperature dropped to 17.8 C degrees and that at 5:45 p.m. they had recorded a low of 12.2 C degrees. Photo: Protección Civil Estatallast_img read more

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Storm delays continue in North America

first_imgFreezing temperatures and a backlog of flights caused by a severe snowstorm last week, has forced airlines to continue to cancel and delay thousands of aviation services across North America. Image: Zoran Milich/Reuters Many airlines are waiving cancellation fees for customers affected by the tumultuous weather, however, passengers have been advised to check with their carrier directly regarding conditions. Source = ETB News: P.T. American Airlines has reportedly cancelled more than 500 flights “with more to come,” according to airline spokesperson Matt Miller. The effects of the snowstorm have been felt as far south as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, where 43 flights were cancelled and 89 have been delayed.center_img “This is to ensure recovery of our operations as efficiently as possible and to be fully operable by tomorrow,” a JetBlue Airways statement said. Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has been the hardest hit, devastated by a foot of snow last week, causing 803 flight cancellations and 63 delays. FlightAware.com reported that a total of 3,621 flights had been cancelled and 4,392 had been delayed so far, as a result of the colossal blizzard which has battered the northeast states. JetBlue Airways virtually ceased operations to and from Boston, Newark and New York City on Monday, with the expectation of returning to full operations by late Tuesday, USA Today reported.last_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Noel Mazzone, Former UCLA and current U of A OC The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles. Every quarterback prospect in the upcoming NFL draft has a major flaw or drawback that keeps them from being the consensus best one of the bunch. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) “(Mazzone) ran up to me at practice and said you’ll be back in three years, this guy is special,” Keim recalled on Doug & Wolf’s show a couple hours before Mazzone came on. “I sort of followed Josh throughout his career, and the rest is history, as they would say.”Did Mazzone mean it, or was he just trying to hype up his new recruit to a friend?“Actually, I did,” he said.Related LinksCardinals view Josh Rosen’s outspoken personality as a plusWhat’s next? Six second-round targets for the CardinalsThe Gambo 5: Second round Cardinals prospects in NFL DraftGM Steve Keim: Cards drafted future QB without mortgaging futureHe said Rosen has the ability to see the big picture and slow down the game. Mazzone saw it immediately – in Rosen’s very first collegiate game, the true freshman threw for 351 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 80 percent of his passes.UCLA beat Virginia 34-16.“You got a guy out there in his first game in the Rose Bowl against Virginia that he’s manipulating defenders, moving defenses and doing things that sometimes you have guys you coach for four years and they still can’t do that,” Mazzone said.Rosen’s ability to read the defense before the snap and make adjustments comes back to one attribute Mazzone continued to reference: his intelligence.He said things come easy to Rosen, who would frequently ask why the offense was doing something or offer different ideas.center_img 1 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Why they’re doing something and offer different solutions or to check other plays. Mazzone thinks his offense bored Rosen.“He needs to be challenged and the more you challenge him, I think the moment’s never too big for him,” Mazzone said.Second RoundMazzone was an offensive coordinator at Texas A&M over the last two years before moving to Arizona with Kevin Sumlin, who’s now the Wildcats head coach.At A&M, Mazzone got to work with wide receiver Christian Kirk.Mazzone said he would “100 percent” recommend the Cardinals drafting the receiver from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale.“It’s probably a long list of All-Pro receivers … that get taken in the first round,” Mazzone said. “I think any team that gets Christian is going to be extremely happy.In two seasons under Mazzone, Kirk caught 154 passes for 1,847 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also scored seven touchdowns as a kick and punt returner during his three-year college career. – / 97 It was only one season, but Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen impressed then-UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone in 2015.“This has been 35 years of doing this, and he was the most impressive freshman quarterback, or young quarterback, I’d ever been around,” Mazzone said on Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Friday.It prompted him to tell Cardinals general manager Steve Keim about the true freshman. Mazzone and Keim are friends, and Keim visited the UCLA practice field when Mazzone worked for the Bruins. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgThe first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Kyiv touched down on 28 August at Boryspil International Airport, marking the launch of direct daily flights between Doha and the Ukrainian capital. The new route by the World’s Best Airline will be served with an Airbus A320 aircraft.Travelling yesterday on the inaugural Qatar Airways flight to Kyiv was Qatar Airways COO, Mr. Ehab Amin, who was welcomed with a traditional airport arrival ceremony hosted by CEO of Kyiv Boryspil International Airport, Mr. Pavlo Riabikin, and attended by Qatar’s Ambassador to Ukraine, His Excellency Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al Khalifa. Today, Mr. Ehab Amin gave a press conference and dinner with media and key trade partners, highlighting the airline’s expansion plans.Kyiv, one of Eastern Europe’s undiscovered cultural jewels, is filled with striking architecture and many art galleries and museums. The city is both historic and modern at the same time, and is quickly becoming a popular must-visit destination for travellers from around the globe.Passengers from Kyiv will not only be able to take advantage of smooth and efficient transfers through the airline’s home and hub, Hamad International Airport, to more than 150 global destinations, but also take the opportunity to visit the State of Qatar itself.Emerging as an increasingly popular leisure destination, it is now even easier for Ukrainians to visit the cosmopolitan Middle Eastern country where a new visa waiver scheme means they can obtain a 30-day visa on arrival.The new daily flights to Kyiv will provide over 10 tonnes of belly capacity each week, supporting the growing food product, pharmaceutical and civil aircraft industries in Ukraine. Through the airline’s expanding cargo network, Qatar Airways Cargo connects Ukraine to its trade partners in Middle East and Asia via an easy transit at cargo carrier’s Doha hub. The belly service is also complemented with a local trucking network to and from Kyiv airport.Qatar Airways has a host of other exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, US and Santiago, Chile, to name just a few.last_img read more

Greek bonds case against BoC adjourned – again

first_imgHearings before the Nicosia criminal court in the second case brought by the state against Bank of Cyprus (BoC) have again been adjourned, to September 25.The adjournment is pending the Supreme Court’s consideration of an application filed by the defendants for a certiorari – a writ or order by which a higher court reviews a case tried in a lower court.On April 7 of this year, the criminal court issued an interim decision rejecting all the pre-trial motions put forward by the defence, after the prosecution had amended the charge sheet.The defendants’ lawyers disagreed with the decision, filing an application for a cert with the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court has agreed to consider the application, and will be deciding whether to grant a cert.On June 1, the defendants entered a not-guilty plea after the court rejected a motion to postpone the case.The case concerns BoC’s acquisition of Greek government bonds and the lender’s failure to inform its shareholders of the risks of such an investment, which eventually cost the lender billions in losses.The defendants in the case are BoC as a legal entity, and six former officials – former CEOs Andreas Eliades and Yiannis Kypri, non executive vice chairman Andreas Artemi, and non executive board members Giorgos Georgiades, Costas Severis and Costas Hadjipapas.The charge sheet includes six charges – four against all seven concern market manipulation as regards the acquisition of Greek government bonds. Eliades faces two charges of perjury in connection with his testimony before an investigating committee that probed the collapse of the economy.The trial started on December 2, 2015.So far, three criminal cases have been filed against the lender.The third case was filed in January of this year against top bank officials, former and current, concerning the reclassification of the bank’s bond holdings. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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