Titans hope Colts remain in a funk

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Tennessee hopes its young defense can prolong the Colts’ offensive woes. A rebuilt unit features five new starters, with Williams and outside linebacker Peter Sirmon both back from torn knee ligaments. “I just hope they wait another week before they have their breakout game,” said Titans coach Jeff Fischer. The Titans gave up 360 yards in a 31-27 loss to the Rams last week, but there were some positives on defense. St. Louis had only 5 yards total offense in the first quarter, and a big fourth-quarter stop gave the Titans a chance to win. Linebacker Keith Bulluck called that effort a good warmup for the Colts. “There’s no ducking, dodging or hiding. We’re here, and we’ll be out there (today). And they’re going to get our best shot, and we’re going to come away with a win,” Bulluck said. NASHVILLE, Tenn. If any team knows how explosive the Indianapolis Colts can be, it’s the Tennessee Titans. So what if Peyton Manning hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in two games his worst drought since his rookie season or that Mike Vanderjagt has as many field goals (four) as the Colts have offensive touchdowns. That doesn’t fool their AFC South rivals. The Titans (1-2) go into today’s game remembering last season, when the Colts (3-0) scored 34 consecutive points in a 51-24 victory. The Colts haven’t scored fewer than 29 points in winning four consecutive games in this series. “It’s only a matter of time before their offense explodes,” Titans safety Tank Williams said. “We just hope it’s not on us.” center_img Bold words, but how much longer can Manning stay in a slump. After all, this quarterback set a league record with 49 TD passes last season, and he’s never gone three consecutive NFL games without a TD pass. “Obviously, I think we need to put the ball in the end zone down there,” Manning said. “It’s still about trying to do our job, scoring more than them. But there’s no doubt we want to score more in the red zone.” Edgerrin James will be going for his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game, something he’s done once since hurting his knee in October 2001. He scored the only touchdown in last week’s 13-6 victory over Cleveland, which left the Colts as one of only four unbeaten teams. “The only time we really feel pressure is when we’re not scoring more points than our opponents,” Colts tight end Dallas Clark said. “We’re doing our job, getting better, and the points will come.” The Titans are without running back Travis Henry, sitting out the first of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. But the other running back, Chris Brown, averages 5.7 yards a rush against the Colts. Steve McNair has a sore foot, but he rarely plays poorly in consecutive games. He was intercepted twice by the Rams and badly missed Drew Bennett in the end zone for what could have been the winning touchdown. The Titans will be challenged by a defense trying to join the 1962 Green Bay Packers as the only team to hold the first four opponents to single digits. It’s a welcome change for Indianapolis defensive end Dwight Freeney, who has had a sack in every game against the Titans. “It’s kind of funny out here, actually hearing some buzz about us,” Freeney said. “Being here for so many years, and before I got here, it was always about the Big Three on offense, and rightfully so. But, you know, it is good to hear a little about us, and we’re playing a lot better.” Still, the Titans must decide whether to blitz Manning like Baltimore or drop defenders back to defend against the pass like Jacksonville and Cleveland. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Watch: Antonio Brown posts video featuring call with Jon Gruden on YouTube

first_imgJust when it seemed Antonio Brown was done making waves, at least for the day, he posted a video on YouTube featuring audio from an apparent call between himself and Jon Gruden.Gruden surely speaks for many observers when he asks: “What the hell’s going on, man?”Earlier Friday, Gruden and Brown both gave short statements and everything appeared cleared for Brown to play Monday night for the Raiders against the Broncos after he apologized to teammates for his demeanor this preseason. It’s …last_img read more

Kentridge gets 2010 Kyoto Prize

first_imgWilliam Kentridge has exhibited his work on every continent except Antarctica.br /> (Image: Kyoto Prize)World-renowned artist and Johannesburg resident William Kentridge has received the 2010 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, for his insights and reflections on human nature through his work.Known as much for his stage designs and hand-drawn animated films as for his artwork, Kentridge is the first African to receive the award, now in its 26th year.Considered the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prizes, the Kyoto Prize was established by philanthropist and entrepreneur Kazuo Inamori, founder of the Kyocera Corporation. The ceremony takes place in Kyoto, and only three prizes are given each year.The other two categories are Advanced Technology and Basic Sciences and this year’s laureates are Japanese medical scientist and stem cell expert Dr Shinya Yamanaka, and pioneering Hungarian-born mathematician Dr László Lovász, now living in the US.The three will come together in early April 2010 for the 10th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego, California.Winners receive 50-million yen (approximately US$610 000), a diploma and a medal cast in 20-carat gold.Kentridge joins a distinguished group of arts and philosophy recipients that includes French conductor Pierre Boulez, Japanese designer Issey Miyake, Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and American artist Roy Lichtenstein.Remarkable year for South AfricaThe artist told Eyewitness News that the year had been remarkable for South Africa as a whole and that this award had made him a more proud to be a citizen.“Using a simple technique that he himself calls ‘stone-age filmmaking’ – namely, the laborious process of filming, frame by frame, a series of ceaselessly changing charcoal and pastel drawings – Mr Kentridge has injected the traditional technique of drawing into diverse media, including animation, video projection and stage set design,” said the citation on the Kyoto Prize website.“In so doing,” continued the citation, “he has created a new contemporary vehicle of artistic expression within which various media fuse together in multiple ways.”Although Kentridge’s works focus on South Africa, their insight and reflection on the nature of human existence have lent them a universal appeal.It was felt that his work, “full of sharp intelligence and profound poetry”, continues to exert “great influence” on other artists, giving people worldwide “courage and hope that their attempts and practices may still be effective and fundamental, even amid the stagnation of our contemporary society, swirling with political and social unrest”.For the greater good of societyThe prize was initiated in 1985 and is administered by the non-profit Inamori Foundation, which was established in 1984 by Inamori. He believed that “a human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of society, and that the future of humanity can be assured only when there is a balance between our scientific progress and our spiritual depth”.So far the prize has been awarded to 84 people and one foundation, from 15 different countries. Laureates range from scientists, engineers and researchers to philosophers, painters, architects, sculptors, musicians and film directors. The US has produced the most number of recipients at 34, followed by Japan with 14, the UK with 12, and France with 8.Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4World-renowned artist and Johannesburg resident William Kentridge has received the 2010 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, for his insights and reflections on human nature through his work.last_img read more

Palm Pre Owners Like Their Phones, Take That Apple

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marshall kirkpatrick Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces A new survey of Palm Pre and iPhone 3Gs owners found that Pre owners like their phones, though not as much as iPhone owners like theirs. It’s no surprise that Apple has its fans, but if you’ve been thinking about getting a Pre – maybe you should.The survey was performed last week by RBC Capital and ChangeWave Research and first reported on by Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune. While 99% of iPhone owners surveyed said they were satisfied and 82% said they were “very satisfied” – those numbers were 87% and 45% respectively for the Pre. The biggest complaint about the Pre was a shortage of apps (24% of people said that was a problem) and the biggest complaint about the iPhone was…AT&T. Shocking! The sample size for the survey was small – only 40 Pre owners were talked to – but who among us gets to casually ask 40 owners of a Pre how they feel about their phones? There’s lots of reasons to consider a phone other than an iPhone, but if you were hoping that a Pre wouldn’t suffer from the battery life issues Apple’s phones do – this survey says you’re out of luck. So far Palm hasn’t been in the news for a heavy-handed app policy like Apple has, but the control Apple exercises over the software you can run on your own phone is pretty maddening. Meanwhile, at least one study last week argued that more and more developers are building apps for Android handsets. Palm Pre developer events are going on all around the world, though, so expect to see more apps for that platform quickly.Happy customers and more app developers on other platforms is great news. Effective competition is one factor that could contribute to Apple’s getting over itself and of course to mobile innovation in general. Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more

Lucknow University censures three students

first_imgThree students of Lucknow University are facing administrative action a week after they showed black flags during a visit of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.The university has served show-cause notice on them, arguing that their action “not only affected the peace and order but also tarnished the university’s image.”The three students were among the seven arrested after they showed the black flag as Mr. Rupani’s convoy passed on October 15. They were protesting against the violence unleashed on migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in Gujarat.The university said the act showed the students were out to create an “atmosphere of fear and terror” on the campus. The students are Amar Yadav, B.A. first year; Anurag Pal, M.A. first year; and Mahendra Yadav, M.A. first year. They are also members of the students wing of the Samajwadi Party.Mahendra Yadav accused the university of being vindictive as the administration had taken action against the protesters. Moreover, the protest was staged 200 metres away from the university, near Hanuman Setu. “We were raising our voice against the violence faced by migrant workers in Gujarat,” he said. Mahendra Yadav was among the eight who spent almost a month in jail last year after showing the black flag to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. While the notice does not specify the quantum of punishment, it says their admission will be cancelled if they fail to respond to the notice.University spokesperson N.K. Pandey said the university would decide on the punishment on the basis of their explanations. He admitted that the incident did not take place on the campus, but the university’s disciplinary rules applied to them as they were still students.”If you are doing it (waving black flags), being a student and in front of the university, it does reflect on the image of the university on what we are doing academically. Are we producing these kinds of students,” Mr. Pandey asked.last_img read more

Hina Khan, Nia Sharma raise temperatures with their super-hot bikini pics

first_imgTelevision divas Hina Khan and Nia Sharma are taking the internet by storm with their super-hot bikini avatar. Hina aka Komolika is enjoying a romantic getaway with her beau Rocky Jaiswal in Maldives, while Nia is having time of her life in Mauritius.Recently, both of them posted pictures from their respective vacations on their Instagram pages.From sporting a sexy beachwear to slaying trendy lounge wears, both of them know how to don a comfortable piece of clothing and make it look sassy at the same time.Hina captioned her picture as, “Yes I am a water baby coz all the troubles wash away in the water and all u can hear is YOU ?? @jumeirahvittaveli m loving it?? #JumeirahVittaveli.” Hina is ruling the small screen once again with her vamp avatar. She made her much awaited grand entry in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 recently as Komolika. And Nia Sharma, is currently spreading her magic in Ishq Mei Marjawan with co-star Arjun Bijlani. The bold and beautiful actress, loves to keep her fans engaged with her ‘oh-so-hot’ pictures on her social media pages every now and then. She never fails to impress her fans with her comfortable yet classy outfits.Check out their sassy pics:last_img read more

Blue Haven and Waterloo Investment Holdings to raise funds for Haiti and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 24, 2016 – Tickets available says Blue Haven and Waterloo Investment Holdings Ltd to raise funds and collect goods for Haiti and The Bahamas.In an interview with Magnetic Media this morning, it was explained that a $10 donation gets you access to the Halloween fun and a movie, Ghostbusters 2016, and all proceeds benefit the Hurricane Relief Fund which WHL says it will match, dollar for dollar.Tune in to News Break on Power 92 and KissFM for details on the event where residents are also encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.Blue Haven tickets at the resort, with organizers, at International School and at the Wine Cellar.  Corporate sponsors are also being sought. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Providenciales International Airport Under Repair

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 8, 2018 – Providenciales – The Providenciales International Airports is indeed currently undergoing repairs to the Terminal Facility.  Hurricane Season was very active and left behind a wake of damages that also affected the Terminal facility in Providenciales.  The ongoing terminal repairs were negatively affected by the storms and as a result airport repairs had to be prioritized in order to get the airport open and fully functional for passenger and aircraft movements.The Maintenance Department at Providenciaels International Airport has worked tirelessly to repair damages and these works are ongoing. With the recent rainy weather, more leaks have been highlighted since the storms and are indeed being addressed by airport staff.The Airports Authority has taken all necessary measures to minimize the effects of damages to passenger travel and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all.Release: TCIAANote: Photo provided to MM by airport commuterlast_img read more

Facebooks message to video creators Lets make more money

first_img Post a comment Share your voice 0 Now playing: Watch this: Is Facebook spying on you? On Tuesday, Facebook also said that a slice of money from any subscribers who sign up after this year will be diverted to Facebook. Early pages that tested subscriptions, thus far, didn’t need to share any revenue except the 30% bit that Apple and Google take of all media subscriptions that happen as in-app purchases in Facebook’s mobile app. But starting with any subscribers who sign up beginning Jan. 1, Facebook will take 30% of revenue from desktop subscribers. It’ll take 15% of revenue paid by mobile subscribers but only starting in the second year of a subscription. The social giant said its ad-breaks feature would be introducing ways for creators to specify when a midroll commercial cuts into their video. Brand Collabs Manager, an interface that helps online video creators connect with sponsorships, will be enhanced with more analytics. Facebook’s subscriptions option, which lets fans pay creators on a monthly basis, will be expanding to let creators offer supporter-only groups as a benefit to subscribing, so superfans and creators can interact in a more intimate forum. The company is also testing Stars, little stickerlike icons mostly for gaming-video fans that pay a creator a penny whenever you send one his or her way. Similar to the Bits Emotes on Twitch, viewers can send Stars while watching live gaming streams.  Tags Facebook will be taking a cut of money headed to video creators. Claudia Cruz/CNET Facebook is giving videos on its social network more ways to make money, pulling inspiration from other platforms to let you throw cash at your favorite video creators in the form of subscriptions or tokenized “stars” that pay them a penny. It’s also going to start taking a cut of the money that superfans send to creators in paid subscriptions.Facebook announced the new developments ahead of VidCon, the world’s biggest conference for online video creators. VidCon runs Wednesday through Saturday in Anaheim, California. The approach follows a proven Facebook strategy of borrowing features and tools that smaller social networks have rolled out to popular appeal. In the last three years, Facebook made big investments in video as a central part of its service, aiming to eat some of YouTube’s lunch and take a bite of the television ad dollars migrating to digital video. But some of its efforts, like broadcasting original scripted series, have failed to break through to mass audiences. Facebook didn’t provide any hard numbers about how many people are making money on its platform with any of its early-stage money-making tools like ads and subscriptions. Generally, tens of thousands of pages are using ad breaks in videos to make money, the company said. The number of pages earning $10,000 a year with ad breaks has grown since Facebook began testing them about a year ago, but the company wouldn’t provide specifics.  1:39 Mobile Digital Media Facebooklast_img read more

Researchers discover first manganese based superconductor

first_img Citation: Researchers discover first manganese based superconductor (2015, March 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-manganese-based-superconductor.html Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity (Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from the Institute of Physics in China and the University of Tokyo has found the first instance of a manganese based superconductor. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes the technique they used to discover the superconductor properties in the material which many had thought would not be possible due to its high degree of magnetism. Pressure-temperature phase diagram of the helical magnet MnP [8]. Although several different magnetic phases are indicated—helical (Screw), ferromagnetic (FM), and antiferromagnetic (AFM)—all are likely to be variants of the helical phase. Suppression of the magnetism by pressure gives rise to a superconducting phase, similar to what is observed in the related helical magnet CrAs [5, 6], as seen in the inset, where the resistivity versus temperature at a pressure of 8.1 GPa is plotted. Credit: Jin-Guang Cheng/Beijing National Laboratory Explore further 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. More information: Pressure Induced Superconductivity on the border of Magnetic Order in MnP, J.-G. Cheng, K. Matsubayashi, W. Wu, J. P. Sun, F. K. Lin, J. L. Luo, and Y. Uwatoko, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 117001 – Published 16 March 2015 . journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/ … ysRevLett.114.117001 . On Arxiv: arxiv.org/abs/1412.7883ABSTRACTWe report the discovery of superconductivity on the border of long-range magnetic order in the itinerant-electron helimagnet MnP via the application of high pressure. Superconductivity with Tsc≈1  K emerges and exists merely near the critical pressure Pc≈8  GPa, where the long-range magnetic order just vanishes. The present finding makes MnP the first Mn-based superconductor. The close proximity of superconductivity to a magnetic instability suggests an unconventional pairing mechanism. Moreover, the detailed analysis of the normal-state transport properties evidenced non-Fermi-liquid behavior and the dramatic enhancement of the quasiparticle effective mass near Pc associated with the magnetic quantum fluctuations. , arXiv Journal information: Physical Review Letters © 2015 Phys.org Until recently, the idea that a material such as manganese phosphide could have a superconducting state, was ruled out because conventional superconductors have a property where electrons formed couplets known as Cooper pairs—and magnetism disrupted them. But then it was found that using magnetism suppression techniques allowed researchers to discover superconductor states in some organic or even iron based materials where it wasn’t driven by Cooper pairs. In this new effort, the researchers worked backwards, subjecting materials to both a range of temperatures and varying degrees of pressure. That allowed them to test the properties of materials over a whole range of scenarios that might be likely to allow for a superconducting state to exist and to create phase diagrams. In so doing, they found that putting a sample of manganese phosphide in a freezer at 1K and then increasing pressure to 8 gigapascals suppressed its magnetism which led to a sudden drop in resistivity and thus a superconducting state. Also, because of the high percentage of volume fraction, the researchers were able to rule out the chance that the property was localized.Manganese phosphide is a helical magnet, the researchers note—which suggests that other materials with a magnetic spin that is shaped like a spiral might exist. But that isn’t the end of study for manganese phosphide, thus far nothing else is known about its superconducting state—that means more research will have to be done learn more about it in general and to find out if it might be useful for some applications. But meanwhile, because their technique worked so well, the researchers plan to carry out similar experiments on a wide variety of other materials to find out if some of them might have superconducting properties under certain conditions as well.last_img read more