Cardinals 18, 49ers 15: Defense blows fourth-quarter lead

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.GLENDALE, Ariz. — As ugly as it started, it ended even uglier for the 49ers, who lost their sixth straight game Sunday and had a win slip from their grasp in the final minute.The 49ers blew a 15-3, fourth-quarter lead against the the league’s worst offense as the Arizona Cardinals rallied for an 18-15 victory.“It’s tough. Guys are really hurting in there and they should be. If they weren’t, something’s wrong with …last_img

Warriors’ Jonas Jerebko encouraging DeMarcus Cousins to stay patient with Achilles injury

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND – As DeMarcus Cousins rehabs his left Achilles tendon, the Warriors’ All-Star center has a trusty teammate who has offered plenty of perspective on how to navigate his recovery.His name is Jonas Jerebko, who has not just bolstered the Warriors with his toughness and outside shooting. He also has offered insight on when he recovered from a torn right Achilles tendon …last_img

Sean Manaea solid, offense explodes again in Athletics win over Rangers

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s beat the Rangers, 12-3, on Saturday night. They remain two games ahead of Tampa Bay for the first wild card spot.Rangers starter Brock Burke lasted two outs into the first inning, trampled by a six-hit, two-walk, five-run start.Marcus Semien hit his 32nd home run of the year, and Mark Canha followed with his 26th to extend the A’s lead to 11-0 by the sixth inning. Semien reached base in all six of his plate appearances: three hits and three walks. Related Articles …last_img

Sharks’ frustrations continue in loss to Anaheim Ducks

first_imgANAHEIM — Three games into the regular season and the Sharks still have never enjoyed a lead.And Saturday night at the Honda Center, the Sharks’ game against the Anaheim Ducks was tied for less than five minutes.After two disheartening losses to the Vegas Golden Knights to start the season, the Sharks were once again their own worst enemy in what became a 3-1 loss to the Ducks.The Sharks have now scored three goals in three games, and even going back to last month, scored more than one goal …last_img

Enterprise Startup Spotlight: Buddy Media

first_imgIn its own words, Buddy Media offers “power tools for Facebook.” Its service is, in essence, a content management system for Facebook geared towards the needs of large organizations. For example, Starwood Hotels uses Buddy Media to manage Facebook pages for its hotel chains. Each individual hotel can have its own Facebook page, and all the pages for the brand can be centrally managed.Other companies using Buddy media in ABC, Johnson & Johnson and Target. According to Joe Ciarallo, director of communications at Buddy Media,seven of the 10 biggest brands in terms of advertising spending are Buddy Media clients. Last week, it won the Crunchie for best enterprise startup of the 2011. klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#saas Ciarallo says the version of Facebook’s page launched in March 2010 changed everything in terms of how brands engage with fans on Facebook. Now, brands’ must have an ongoing presence on Facebook, not just one-off campaigns. “Buddy Media is not about launching a big thing and then forgetting about – it’s about buidlign a long-term presence,” he says. One of Buddy Media’s more direct competitors is KickApps, which also offers Facebook and social media content management tools. However, Ciarallo sees the company as more in competition with the status quo than with other companies. The social media engagement, social CRM and related services are still in infancy as a business.What’s next for Buddy Media? Ciarallo doesn’t rule out the possibility of moving into other platforms, such as YouTube and Twitter, but says the company is still very focused on Facebook. He says if there’s a demand for Buddy Media to move into other platform, the company will listen to its clients. For now the company is focused on hiring and building out its team.According to CrunchBase, Buddy Media is received funding from “Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Softbank Capital, European Founders Fund, Greycroft Partners, Facebook investor Ron Conway, Facebook board member Peter Thiel, Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus, Roger Ehrenberg, Howard Lindzon and others.”Want to see your company features in the Enterprise Startup Spotlight? Please see our submission guidelines. IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The key features of Buddy Media include:Publishing (Including post management, post scheduling, etc.)40+ pre-programmed apps (Including polls, quizzes, video, gifting, e-commerce, etc.)Comment moderation (Including keyword filtering, etc.)Analytics Localization Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Boom, Crackle, Pop! 10 Impressive Fire VFX Breakdown Videos

first_imgBad BloodArguably the biggest music video success of 2015, Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood is an overload of VFX. Effects supervisor Grant Miller stated that out of 150 shots in the final video, only 2 did not include VFX… incredible. The Foundry, along with VFX house Ingenuity Studios, put together the following video so we could get a glimpse behind the scenes. There aren’t a lot of specifics online about the VFX tools used (besides The Foundry products: MODO 901, HIERO, MARI, NUKE and NUKE). However, this breakdown video sheds some light onto the process, showing a crazy combination of practical and digital effects. Jump to around 2:00 to see the fire VFX.Got any favorite examples fire VFX that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below! Kung Fury80’s pastiche film Kung Fury nearly ‘broke the Internet’ when it was released earlier this year, racking up over 20 million YouTube views-to-date. With an intentionally over-the-top plotline, the film is dominated by inventive intentionally ‘cheesy’ CG shots, that are surprisingly well produced. After raising money on Kickstarter, director David Sandberg created the short film with a budget of $600,000… mostly from his grandmother’s garage (true story). Here’s a wholly composited explosion breakdown that Swedish animation studio Fido created for the film. Fire and Smoke PSAVFX Supervisor Josh Johnson took a minimal approach to fire effects with this PSA for volunteering. Some of the fire effects were created in post (Cinema 4D and TurbulenceFD) and then combined with live-action fire shot on set. The result is realistic and effective. Fire ReelJesse Pitela is a California-based motion designer who’s making a name for himself with his impressive VFX work. Although the following video is not technically a ‘breakdown,’ Jessie shows off some of his fire work… and it’s worth the watch. What I love most about his fire visual effects is A) they’re done completely in post — 3ds Max, Particle Flow, FumeFX, After Effects — and B) how incredibly organic they look. Nice work, Jesse. Fighter BreakdownHere’s an interesting spin on fire VFX – broadcast graphics for an MMA/boxing event. The effect is a bit cheesy (it’s supposed to be) but it really works in this case – and it was created entirely in post. Spot created by Danish motion designer Arash Shadeh. The CrossingBottleship VFX was employed to tackle the fire VFX sequences in John Woo’s epic period project The Crossing. In the following VFX breakdown, a battlefield is set aflame. There’s not a lot of information online about the tools used to create this scene, but with layer upon layer of smoke and fire, it’s certainly impressive. Actual fire can prove a safety nightmare on set and simulated fire is difficult to create. In this post, we’ve rounded up a few examples of films and videos that got it right in post, complete with impressive VFX fire breakdowns showing how they pulled it off.Over the last few years, post-production tools have become increasingly more sophisticated in the creation of realistic fire VFX. Third-party plugins for After Effects (including Trapcode Particular, GenArts’s Monsters GT and Phenomena from DigiEffects) make it accessible for motion designers and video editors to incorporate photo-realistic fire effects into video projects. Advanced users are going even deeper with simulators and render engines like FumeFX in 3DsMax and Maya, TurbulenceFD in Cinema4D, and Cycles in Blender to model physics-based smoke, explosions and fire VFX with advanced refinement.The following impressive VFX fire breakdown videos demonstrate what’s possible when these tools end up in the capable hands of pro motion designers and VFX artists.Project S.E.R.A.Two angles of an exploding building for sci-fi web series Project S.E.R.A. A host of post-production tools were utilized to create this fire and explosion effect in two weeks: 3ds Max, Thinking Particles, FumeFX, Vray and Nuke. Ghost RiderNo fire VFX roundup would be complete without a mention of the ‘infamous’ Ghost Rider franchise. Although the plot and acting leave something to be desired, some of the effects in the films were impressive, especially in 2007 when the first film was released. Here are a few fire VFX breakdowns from the sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Hell on WheelsHoly compositing! For the opener of AMC’s Hell on Wheels, fire elements were shot in camera (Canon 7D), then composited and layered in post using After Effects and Cinema 4D. Additional smoke and ember elements were created with Red Giant’s Trapcode Particular. Insert the actor shot on green screen and you’ve got a memorable title sequence.last_img read more

Punishment for rape enhanced in Haryana

first_imgThe Haryana government on Thursday amended the existing criminal laws related to sexual offences committed against women and children, making it more stringent by enhancing punishments including death penalty. The State Assembly passed the Criminal Law (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2018 to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Protection of Children from sexual offences Act 2012. The commission of offence of rape has been made liable to punishment of life-long imprisonment, and death in extreme cases. The offences of stalking, assault with intent to outrage women’s modesty, rape and gang rape of girls below 12 years of age, requires further deterrence through provisions of more stringent punishment.last_img

No surprise: June Mar Fajardo wins 6th straight Philippine Cup BPC award

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ateneo soars back to UAAP volleyball finals, stops FEU in its tracks Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue San Miguel Beer will need its superstar to be in his MVP form anew if it wants to avoid a 1-3 hole against a determined Magnolia side.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss June Mar Fajardo receives his 8th PBA BPC award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—What else is new?For the sixth straight time, June Mar Fajardo won the Best Player of the Conference award in the Philippine Cup, asserting himself as the undisputed most dominant player in the PBA today.ADVERTISEMENT The San Miguel Beer center, who already holds the league record for the most number of Best Player of the Conference plums, collected his eighth BPC award. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ June Mar Fajardo runaway winner for his sixth straight Philippine Cup BPC award. #PBA— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) May 8, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 29-year-old Fajardo, who is also the reigning five-time MVP, received the award on Wednesday before Game 4 of the 2019 Philippine Cup Finals between the defending champion Beermen and the Magnolia Hotshots.For the sixth straight time, June Mar Fajardo won the Best Player of the Conference award in the Philippine Cup, asserting himself as the undisputed most dominant player in the PBA today.Read more:— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Jeff Weiner Businessfocused social network Linked

first_imgJeff WeinerBusiness-focused social network LinkedIn is considering a move into original programming, according to a report by The Information.The social network’s CEO Jeff Weiner (pictured) is reported to have said that shows such as Shark Tank (the equivalent of Dragons Den in the US) could be the kind of programming that works with its users, during a discussion at The Information’s Subscriber Summit in San Francisco.Weiner reportedly said that the move would boost engagement and add subscriptions to its service.If LinkedIn takes the plunge, it would be joining tech giants Apple, Facebook and Snapchat in the push for original content this year.LinkedIn is a social media service aimed at business professionals, and primarily acts as a networking and information sharing platform.last_img read more

Commencing construction in 2016 the project will

first_imgCommencing construction in 2016, the project will ensure that inpatient treatment and care is provided in the most modern environment, supporting staff and promoting patient recovery. The whole project will provide replacement accommodation for 6 wards, incorporating 144 single ensuite bedrooms, and a new main entrance for the hospital.The new building is being constructed in phases to ensure all services at the hospital remain operational and all times. Phase 1 (now complete) provides three new wards. Phase 2 is the demolition of the Care of the Elderly ward block to allow construction to continue. This will start shortly. The final phase (Phase 3) will see construction of a new hospital entrance and completion of the final three inpatients wards.Welcoming the handover of Phase 1 of the North Wing building, Chief Executive of the Western Trust, Dr Anne Kilgallen said: “This fabulous new facility will enable us to provide clinical care and treatment to our patients in well-designed surroundings, using the latest technologies and equipment.“The single ensuite rooms and modern environment will improve the quality and experience of care for our patients, whilst supporting our staff in their roles.“I would like to thank everyone involved in this project and those who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. I would also like to thank the public for their continuing patience as we improve facilities on the Altnagelvin Hospital site.”Dr Killgallen added: “With the North West Cancer Centre, The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, Rathview in Omagh and the new North Wing, the Western Trust is at the forefront of ensuring the sustainability of our services and delivering world class healthcare to our patients.”First Phase of North Wing Facility at Altnagelvin Hospital now complete was last modified: February 12th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Ward 20 – Specialist MedicineWard 1 – General MedicineWard 3 – Respiratory Medicine.The handover between the construction company, Farrans Construction and the Western Trust took place at the start of this week with plans now underway to occupy the new facility as quickly as possible. THE Western Trust has confirmed that the first phase of the new North Wing building at Altnagelvin Hospital is now complete. Phase 1 delivers three new inpatient wards which will be used to relocate services from the Tower Block and Care of the Elderly building.The wards relocating to North Wing are: chief executiveDr Anne KilgallenFirst Phase of North Wing Facility at Altnagelvin Hospital now completehealthNORTH WEST CANCER CENTRETHE WESTERN TRUSTlast_img read more