A’s Matt Chapman doesn’t start, while Sean Manaea inches closer

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Matt Chapman was left out of the A’s starting lineup for the second game in a row with ankle soreness, but he did enter in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement.It’s precautionary, manager Bob Melvin noted before the game, about not starting Chapman.“You don’t want to go out a bit sore and have it get worse or linger,” Melvin said.Chapman has been on a tear lately, batting .563 in 16 at-bats since the All-Star break with a 1.152 OPS dating back to June 14. …last_img read more

John Kani showcases Xhosa in

first_img17 May 2016NATIONAL NEWS: John Kani appears in Captain America: Civil War> https://t.co/[email protected] pic.twitter.com/cBUwMwSaBP— Pretoria Rekord (@RekordNewspaper) May 6, 2016In the Hollywood blockbuster movie, Captain America: Civil War, South African star John Kani portrays the king of the Wakanda nation, a fictional African country. To give the role greater authenticity, Kani used Xhosa as the indigenous language of Wakanda during a scene with US actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays T’Challa, his son, heir, and the Black Panther.Kani recently spoke to the South African Sunday Times newspaper about the role and how he convinced directors Joe and Anthony Russo to give the characters a true African feel, as opposed to how the continent and its people have been portrayed on film in the past.“I asked the directors ‘why am I speaking English to my son?’ We are supposed to be from Africa.”The Russo brothers enthusiastically agreed. Kani taught Boseman a few phrases and how to get the unique Xhosa click perfect. Kani said the directors enjoyed the clicks because it gave the dialogue a sense of realism.Since opening at cinemas at the end of April, proud and pleasantly surprised South Africans took to Twitter to celebrate this small slice of Mzansi in Hollywood.Bravo @chadwickboseman & Dr. John Kani! The interaction between T’Challa & T’Chaka was Epic #CaptainAmericaCivilWar pic.twitter.com/QiXwumhzaC— Team Black Panther (@JerrellZod) May 16, 2016I didn’t know that John Kani is also in Captain America Civil War. I am so proud of him— Era Baloyi (@EraBaloyi) May 15, 2016That scene when John Kani speaks isiXhosa on the #CaptainAmerica movie, priceless #thisflag— #7XPSLchampsSundowns (@hector_mbatha) May 14, 2016Respect to John Kani for getting the producers to put isiXhosa into Captain America. — Sweeterman (@DuziNyosi) May 14, 2016Got so excited when I heard the legendary SA actor(John Kani) speaking isiXhosa on Captain America.— Liga Champion (@LulamaFCB_RCB) May 8, 2016Hear the rest of the interview with Kani on the making of Captain America: Civil War. He shares unique insights on the Hollywood blockbuster from the perspective of one of Africa’s most accomplished actors.John KaniKani has been acting for over 50 years, first finding widespread fame performing and writing with playwright Athol Fugard in Sizwe Bansi is Dead in the early 1970s. He performed the play on both the West End and Broadway. He also won a Tony award for his performance in 1975.He became the first black South Africa to perform as Shakespeare’s Othello in apartheid South Africa in 1987.During the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Kani appeared in a number of local and international films, including A Dry White Season, The Ghost In The Darkness and End Game, which dealt with the ANC-National Party negotiations during the final days of apartheid. Kani played Oliver Tambo to British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Thabo Mbeki.The Black PantherCreated in 1966, the Black Panther character is the first black superhero in American mainstream comic culture and the first to have an African origin story.He is the son of the King of Wakanda, where a meteorite imbued superpowers to the royal and his descendants to protect the country’s people and fight against evil threatening the continent.The Black Panther began as a supporting character in the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider Man and Daredevil. Soon the character had his own comic book title, where some of the best and most outspoken African-American and African writers and artists have built on the Black Panther’s mythology.A Black Panther standalone film is currently in pre-production, with award- winning director Ryan Coogler. Boseman will reprise his role. The film will be shot in Africa and feature actors and crew from the continent, including South Africa. The film will be released in 2018.Source: Sunday Timeslast_img read more

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TCI Tourism Minister gets CTO industry Award Stewart wins too

first_img TCI Tourism Minister gets CTO industry Award, Stewart wins too Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, June 8, 2017 – New York – Turks and Caicos wins in Tourism rolling in this week, as former Tourist Board director and current Tourism Minister, Hon Ralph Higgs will today be bestowed a special honour at the CTO Awards Luncheon in New York.   Minister Higgs will be presented with the Allied Award.  Established in 2005, the Allied Award is presented to an individual among the CTO family who has done an extraordinary job of contributing, in a tangible way, to the sustainable development not only of his or her country, but of the region. The North Caicos MP will today get the prize at the Wyndham New Yorker, where the event is set for noon to 2pm.  Another honoree is no stranger to the Turks and Caicos; it is Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resort International who will get the Jerry Award, for demonstrated passion in the development of the region through time, energy, financial, and other personal and professional resources.  It is Caribbean Week in NY.#MagneticMediaNews#TCItourismministergetsCTOindustryaward#MinRalphHiggs#AdamStewart Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#AdamStewart, #magneticmedianews, #MinRalphHiggs, #TCItourismministergetsCTOindustryawardlast_img read more

Allegri on Champions League hangover

first_imgMax Allegri admits the Champions League hangover was on show in Juventus narrow 1-0 win over Bologna.Juve salvaged a win courtesy of Dybala who came off the bench to scrape a 1-0 win at the Stadio Dall’Ara.The Old lady’s survived a late scare when Nicola Sansone’s shot was tipped on to the upright in stoppages. And Allegri expressed fitness concerns after the game.“It was only natural there would be a hangover after such an important game as the Champions League.“We allowed Bologna very little until the final save that Mattia Perin made to turn it on to the upright,” the Coach told Football Italia.“This is a crucial result, as it means we’ll go into the head-to-head with Napoli at least 13 points clear at the top of the table.“We’re hoping to get some players back, although Douglas Costa is probably the only one who could recover. We’re glad that Napoli are coming up because that is an important test for us just before Atletico.”Report: No deadline day move for Dybala George Patchias – September 2, 2019 There will be no last-minute transfer of Paulo Dybala from Juventus this summer.According to Sky Sports and its associates in Italy, the player is…There were some tactical adjustments with Joao Cancelo in the trident attack and Federico Bernardeschi in midfield.“It’s one game from the start and another when coming on for the last 20 minutes. I asked Cancelo to give us more width and he has more room there to push forward and make the most of his characteristics.”Paulo Dybala delivers … with his second goal in two Serie A games. 👌👏#UCL pic.twitter.com/gmcUr1YnRA— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 24, 2019Allegri was asked if some of these changes could be used for the second leg against Atletico Madrid on March 12.“I’ll see if I get some divine inspiration. We could’ve done better in attacking between the lines, but the side we face in Turin will be very different. I think they’ll be even more defensive and clammed up, so we have to be more precise in our passing.”last_img read more

Open source 3D printed robot extends hand to DIY fans w video

first_imgHe began with making a right hand, designed in Blender and printed on a 3-D Touch. After several iterations, he added a shoulder, head, brain, and voice command. He shared details on Thingiverse, a site where one can share digital designs. Like Langevin, the site’s team like to support others in making things.”The body parts can be printed, but you’ll have to add mechanical and electronic components such as cables, servos, and Arduinos to make the machine work,” he said. Some of his guideposts for enthusiasts, for example, are suggestions about replacing printed screw threads with linear actuators, for better accuracy and strength. “But I try to manage my wallet for this project,” he said, “and I know a lot of you are in the same kind of position. So if you’ve got a thick wallet, you can replace those parts fairly easily. I have made the space for it and added attachment holes for to be adaptive.”He said that “working as a sculptor modelmaker for Factices Ateliers, in the real physical world, this is my contribution to the OpenSource 3-D world.” More information: inmoov.blogspot.com/ www.thingiverse.com/thing:17773 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—Gael Langevin, a French sculptor and model maker, has a project that he would be happy to share with others with similar enthusiasm for putting their imaginations to work in 3-D printing. Since last year he has been busy with the design and painstaking engineering of a humanlike robot called InMoov. It is designed to be a robot that one can 3-D print and animate following the maker’s instructions. He told the world on his blog that he had to redesign and print a few times before he finally got InMoov the way he wanted to. “My second design was too large to stay in a human size range.”Presently, he has succeeded in making a human-like robot with head and torso and movable hands who can respond to voice commands. The robot is not cuddly, cute, or at all huggable. Physically, it may veer, for some viewers, toward an Uncanny Valley. Nonetheless, making it cute does not seem to be his point, but rather to show what 3-D printing with off-the-shelf materials can do and to help others to do the same. Citation: Open source 3-D printed robot extends hand to DIY fans (w/ video) (2013, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-source-d-robot-diy-fans.html Explore further Kondo Robot releases a hexapod robot kit (w/ video) The list of electronics components includes Arduino uno x2; MG995 / HK2598 servos x12; Hitec HS805BB servos x8; -0.8mm nylon thread (fishing line); miscellaneous bolts; 3 kg natural ABS filament (various colors) and 6V 44A batteries and charger. © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

Calcutta Boys School to introduce Humanities from 201920 academic session

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta Boys’ School (CBS) will introduce Humanities from the 2019-20 academic session. “We at CBS teach Science and Commerce in Class XI and XII. However, in recent times we are witnessing a huge demand amongst our students for pursuing Humanities after passing Class X Board examination. Hence, we have decided to introduce Humanities from the next academic year. All major subjects in humanities will be taught,” said Raja McGee, principal and secretary of The Calcutta Boys’ School. There will be 55 seats for the Humanities stream. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe school that has stepped into its 141st year inaugurated a new Commemoration Building on its main campus on SN Banerjee Road on Tuesday. The Commemoration building was inaugurated by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. Union Minister of state for External Affairs MJ Akbar and Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay were present at the inaugural function.The construction work for the new block had started in 2012. The school has witnessed a major boost in infrastructure to keep in pace with the changing times that includes total revamp of fire fighting facilities and elevators for the students. The new building will have ramp and other facilities for the disabled students. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”Ours is a heritage institution and the Commemoration Building has been built maintaining the heritage facia of the Main building which cradled the CBS ever since it moved to its own campus in 1893,” McGee saidThe CBS has also come up with a cafeteria and a gymnasium, nostalgically named the ‘Patty Man Café’ and the ‘Cub Den’ respectively. The school already has smart classrooms, bright and radiant science and computer laboratories equipped with the paraphernalia that modern laboratories command. It may be mentioned that Calcutta Boys’ School has 2,473 students on its main campus while there are three more branches at Beliaghata, Sonarpur and Asansol.It was Bishop Thoburn who founded the Calcutta Boys’ School. First located on Mott Lane, and then later housed in a room on Corporation Street (known as S N Banerjee Road today), the school struggled for its survival without a building of its own. It acquired a permanent residence in 1893 thanks to the generosity of Sir Robert Laidlaw, who could be regarded as the chief patron of the school.last_img read more

State govt to interlink Artificial Intelligence application within 3 depts for humancentric

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is planning to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the dissemination of human-centric data by forming a linkage between three government departments that provide direct services to the common people.”We feel that it is necessary to have a framework through which departments under the state government can be interlinked so that we can share human-centric data. A high-level meeting on how AI applications can be used in various areas related to agriculture, transportation and health was held on Monday. IIT Kharagpur will guide us and research scholars from the premier institute will be in constant touch with us so that we can establish a human-centric database combining the three departments. We are hopeful that this will create new avenues in various areas,” a senior official of Information Technology & Electronics (IT&E) department said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWebel Informatics Limited (WIL), the Education & Training arm of West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation (WBEIDC) will take the lead in this endeavour. “We will begin with three state departments — Transport, Health and Agriculture and after getting the desired results we will proceed further,” the official said. The high-level meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary IT&E Debashis Sen along with key officials of Transport, Health and Agriculture department and IIT Kharagpur Director Dr Partha Pratim Chakrabarti. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA private company — PRM Fincon at Rajarhat is working on knowledge of actual case developments of AI in Bengal. The company uses AI to analyse the risk profile of companies and thus advise investors to invest wisely. “They are working on video analytics and their laboratory level prototype is already able to use AI to analyse CCTV feeds to flag if vehicles were crossing lanes and if a two-wheeler rider is wearing a helmet or not and whether it is a soft cap or a proper hard helmet. This would be a great case to improve road safety in accordance with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s “Safe Drive, Save Life” campaign. We have asked Prithwiraj Mukherjee, CEO of the company, to explore the possibilities of developing it further and use it in curbing accidents in New Town,” the official added. IIT Kharagpur’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence that was set up in April 2018 has been applying its research in AI for solving industrial, scientific and social problems such as retail, industry 4.0 and manufacturing.last_img read more