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ESPN The Magazine Launches Own Web Site

first_imgAfter 10 years in print, ESPN The Magazine is finally getting its own Web site. Today, the company launched ESPNthemag.com, the first site dedicated exclusively to the magazine.“It was time,” says Robbyn Footlick, executive editor of multimedia. “A big ESPN initiative right now is focusing on developing all its content across all its platforms, so now seemed the right time to build out the magazine’s content online, including video.”The new site has been programmed like a TV network, Footlick explains, with a focus on what she calls “lunchtime programming” and updates throughout the day through blogs (what appears to be ESPN’s most aggressive blogging initiative to date) and a news infographic called “The World According to Us.” The site also features magazine content, online-exclusive stories and video. As part of the magazine’s 10th anniversary, the site includes a separate anniversary channel, featuring an interactive gallery of the more than 270 covers since the magazine’s launch.“The magazine has a different feel than the rest of the ESPN site and we really needed to represent that,” says Gabe Garner, director of interactivity for Sarkissian Mason, the firm that developed the site. He says the process took about six months. “We took a ground-up approach to the design and architecture of the site. We first needed to find ways regular readers of the magazine could get the print content they’re used to online. Then, we began to add rich media flourishes like ‘The World According to Us.’ That became a real centerpiece for bringing the magazine’s unique voice to the Web.”The site was soft-launched on Friday.last_img read more

Rival Newspapers Begin to Share Content—Will Magazines Follow

first_imgFor FOLIO:’s 2009 predictions feature (“117 Magazine and Media Predictions for 2009”), Raymond Roker, co-founder and publisher of Urb magazine, predicted that “former foes will share information on clients and prospects.”In the newspaper industry, on the editorial side, this is already happening.There was a story posted on Sunday by the Associated Press (itself a literal product of the idea of newspaper rivals sharing news resources) about how Texas’ Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram—former fierce rivals—have been sharing concert reviews.Their announcement was followed by another one in December, when the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun said they would share resources to cover Maryland. That once-bitter rivals would agree to forge an unholy alliance is a product of the economic downturn, the rise of the Internet, shrinking staffs and slashed travel budgets.Gary Wortel, publisher of the Fort Worth paper, told the AP: “I don’t look at us as competitors anymore.”It’s also a way for newspaper publisher to avoid additional, demoralizing job cuts (although having to make nice with your arch rival can’t be great for morale, either).If newspapers have been pushed to do this, could magazines not be far behind?We’ve seen plenty of magazines restructure to share internal resources (see Time Inc., Source Media, Nielsen et al) but have yet to forge the sort of unholy alliance we’re seeing in newspapers. (In fact, the only one I could come up with in magazine publishing is Fader’s recent pact with the Web site Pitchfork, and that one doesn’t really pool editorial, although it’s not out of the question.) But imagine, for a second, Time and Newsweek—two of the fiercest competitors I can think of in the magazine business, outside of the celebrity category—sharing a reporter covering Sarah Palin in Alaska, for instance (or, more realistically, a local election with national implications). They already link to other on the Web. Why not in print? Alas, I have a feeling both Time and Newsweek would fold before they agreed to share reporting resources. But for other magazines, it might be another concession on the path to survival.last_img read more

VIDEO Selectwoman Candidate Suzanne Sullivan Discusses Her Campaign With WCTV

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Town Moderator Rob Peterson recently interviewed Wilmington Selectwoman candidate Suzanne Sullivan as part of WCTV’s 2019 Candidate Conversations series.Learn about Sullivan’s background in town, her qualifications, why she’s running, what she would bring to the board, and what she feels are the most important issues currently confronting Wilmington.Sullivan is vying for one of the two 3-year seats on the Board of Selectmen at the April 27 Town Election. Sullivan, Rob Fasulo, Mark Maselli, and Daniel Murphy are challenging incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira.Watch the 9-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/95773508-f454-4e0e-9c15-32042775641a/video.original.mp400:0000:0009:17Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Selectman Greg Bendel Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: Selectman Candidate Rob Fasulo Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: Selectman Kevin Caira Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”last_img read more

Reason why Salman Khan refused to buy Shah Rukh Khans Mannat

first_imgSalman Khan, Shah Rukh KhanReutersWhile Shah Rukh Khan is the proud owner of his famous house Mannat, it was Salman Khan who reportedly was first offered to buy the lavish bungalow.According to reports, before SRK buying Mannat, it was first offered to Salman, but he refused to purchase it. As reported, Salman in an interview had said that he was asked to buy the luxury house but eventually he did not as his father, Salim Khan did not approve.The superstar had said that his father did not want such a big house, and hence, he rejected the proposal. Later, Shah Rukh bought the famous house. In the same interview, Salman reportedly expressed his desire to ask SRK how he utilises such a huge bungalow. Salman resides in Galaxy Apartment with his family.Recently, there were reports claiming that Salman and Aamir Khan had been making frequent visits at Shah Rukh’s abode. Their repeated meetings at his houses had given rise to speculations of a big collaboration. However, till now no such announcement has been made.Meanwhile, Salman has been busy with promotions of his upcoming film Bharat that also features Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie is one of the biggest releases of this year, and is expected to create havoc at the box office. It is slated to hit the screens on June 5.On the other side, Shah Rukh after the debacle of Zero has taken a break from acting. He is yet to make any announcement regarding their future projects.last_img read more

Loch Ness monster real Couple spots mysterious creature expert says footage is

first_imgA view of the Loch Ness Monster, near Inverness, Scotland, April 19, 1934. The photograph, one of two pictures known as the ‘surgeon’s photographs,’ was allegedly taken by Colonel Robert Kenneth Wilson, though it was later exposed as a hoax by one of the participants, Chris Spurling, who, on his deathbed, revealed that the pictures were staged by himself, Marmaduke and Ian Wetherell, and Wilson.Keystone/Getty ImagesA couple named Gloria and Ian Davison has apparently captured a mysterious monstrous creature in the water while driving alongside Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, and they believe that it could be the Loch Noss monster, a mythical water giant depicted in Scottish folklore.The video seems very creepy, and it shows a black creature emerging from the water. Interestingly, this creature remains motionless in the water, and we can also see water splashing around it.Even though shot from a considerable distance, Gloria claims that this creature has a distinguished head and neck.”I could definitely see its back and it was a fair size. It disappeared after a minute beneath the water. I had hoped there was something Nessie in the loch – you always want to believe in something. All I can say is that we saw something we cannot explain. But it was animated and it was definitely not a seal,” said Gloria, Dailystar.co.uk reports.After analysing the sighting, Gary Campbell, a Nessie expert and recorder of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register revealed that this sighting is legit, and the footage clearly shows the monster roaming in the water.Campbell revealed that this is the seventh sighting of the year, and he assured that these are all credible captures.A few months back, Neil Gemmell, a professor at the University of Otago and his team visited Scotland and carried out several experiments to determine whether Loch Ness monsters are real. As per the latest updates, the research team is expected to reveal details of their findings next month. “We’ve tested each one of the main monster hypotheses, and three of them we can probably say aren’t right and one of them might be,” said Gimmel in a recent interview with the Scotsman.last_img read more

Margot Robbie goes braless at premiere of Once Upon A Time In

first_imgMargot Robbie attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Getty ImagesMargot Robbie turned up the glam at the UK premiere of her latest movie, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”Reportedly, she plays Sharon Tate – the Hollywood actress brutally murdered by the Manson family in 1969 – in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film. She was joined by the rest of the cast which includes Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Margot Robbie went braless and stunned in a plunging burnt orange Grecian-inspired gown, which draped around her lithe frame as she stepped out in the summer evening breeze of England’s capital.Quentin Tarantino reportedly received a really long-standing ovation when he presented the movie at Cannes. Tarantino has said that he wants to retire after making ten films, which may very well include a Star Trek film as well.  Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiereTwitterQuentin Tarantino’s last feature, “The Hateful Eight” was almost ruined when the script of the movie was apparently leaked. So Quentin Tarantino went ahead and pleaded with fans to avoid revealing any spoilers ahead of the film’s official release, through a written message posted to the “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Twitter account.The message read: ‘The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way.’ This could very well be the penultimate film Quentin Tarantino directs.”Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is Margot Robbie’s first collaboration with Quentin Tarantino. He has worked with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained” respectively. You can check out the pics here: Margot Robbie was looking breathtaking in Oscar de la Renta FW19 gown while attending the “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” UK Premiere in London ? #MargotRobbie #OnceUponATimeInHollywood pic.twitter.com/zReAMqi0Pz— Mr. Quijada (@UnaiQuijada) July 30, 2019last_img read more

Sensex hits 7month low falls over 400 points amid rout in global

first_imgA broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firmReuters fileIndian shares fell nearly 1.5 percent to a seven-month low on Thursday, joining a sell-off in global equities amid concerns about a slowdown in the world economy.Asian shares plunged after tech stocks caused the largest daily decline on Wall Street since 2011 in the previous session, wiping out all its gains for the year.Factors ranging from faster rate hikes in the United States to an ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war that threatens to hurt world growth have continued to make investors jittery.”The overnight drop in markets led to our futures being lower by 100 points, and that’s driving the fall today,” said Sunil Sharma, chief investment officer with Sanctum Wealth Management.”The fall in the U.S. market is likely a result of fears around slowing economic activity in the United States.”Investors were also cautious ahead of the expiry of derivatives contracts.The broader Nifty and the benchmark Sensex fell 1.4 percent each, with losses seen across the board, and heading for the fifth session of decline in six.Conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd was the biggest drag on both indexes. It declined as much as 2.5 percent to its lowest since July 11 and was headed for a sixth straight session of falls.Mobile carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd dropped 5.5 percent in its biggest intraday percentage fall in nearly three weeks, ahead of its September-quarter results later in the day.ICICI Bank Ltd slipped 2.7 percent, while Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd fell 2 percent.Shares of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) also took a beating. Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd dropped 8.1 percent, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd declined 7.5 percent and Repco Home Finance Ltd fell 5.5 percent.A series of defaults at a major NBFC sparked concerns of a liquidity crunch in the sector, and have soured trading sentiment.Shares of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, owner of the country’s largest domestic carrier by market share – IndiGo, fell as much as 3.7 percent, a day after the company posted its first ever quarterly loss since its market debut in 2015.last_img read more

Rickshaw puller stabbed dead

first_img.A rickshaw puller was stabbed to death by some unidentified miscreants near the Hindu goddess Kali’s temple in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat early Wednesday.The deceased is Santu Das, 29, son of a certain Raghunath Das of Sonarpatti Kundupara in the district town, reports UNB.A group of miscreants swooped on Santu and stabbed him indiscriminately while passing through the Sweeper Patti area around 12 am, leaving him dead on the spot, said sadar police station officr-in-charge Maminul Haq.The motive behind the killing could not be known immediately, he added.Police, however, detained Joy, 31, a sweeper by profession, for interrogation in this connection, he said.last_img read more

Vote to end misrule of current govt Moudud

first_imgBNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed addresses a discussion at the National Press Club on Friday. Photo: Abdus SalamBNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday urged the voters to get united and cast their votes on 30 December under any situation to free Khaleda Zia from jail and get rid of the “misrule and oppression of the current government”, reports UNB.”I would like to tell the voters that this is your time. You take oath that you’ll cast your votes. This is a struggle of the country’s 100 million voters, not only of the BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front,” he said.Speaking at a discussion, he further said “I call upon all to convince voters that this is the last chance to free Khaleda Zia and get rid of the repression of the current government.”Adarsha Nagarik Andalan and Jatiya Nagarik Andalan jointly organised the programme at National Press Club.Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, said a mass wave has been created in favour of the ‘Sheaf of Paddy’, the electoral symbol of the BNP, across the country and the ruling party will not be able to tackle it, if people can cast their votes.”That’s why we should persuade the voters that they must go to polling stations braving all obstacles, threats and intimidations. We must put up a strong resistance if they (AL) create any obstacles. We have no other alternative to it,” he added.He also asked the BNP leaders and activists not to get frustrated but to make their all-out efforts to get success in the struggle of vote by mobilising people.”I also call upon all to keep in touch with people and organise them to win the election. We have no chance to lose this time as people are with us,” the BNP leader said.He said people are ready to give a befitting reply to the ‘misdeeds’ of the current government through ballots.last_img read more

Facebooks Portal Smart Display Gets ABC News CNN Web Browser Instant Games

first_imgFacebook is expanding the content available to users of is Portal smart display slash video calling device: The company is bringing news content from ABC News and CNN to the device, which can now also be used to browse the web.The launch of a new web browser to Portal will enable users to visit their favorite sites, check out recipes, and even play videos from YouTube. Facebook is also adding its web-based casual Instant Games to the device, allowing users to play “Words with Friends,” “Draw Something,” “Sudoku” and a handful of other titles.Facebook launched Portal in October with an emphasis on video calling: The device, which is available with two screen sizes, comes with an integrated smart camera that automatically focuses on users as they move through the room — something that is supposed to enable more natural video calls. But from day one, Facebook also added apps from a number of content partners, including Food Network, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Newsy. The company also tightly integrated Portal with its own Facebook Watch video service.With Friday’s additions, Portal users will be able to consume additional news content, and also have access to CNN’s Great Big Story video offering. And the company also added a few more video calling features, including additional AR effects. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

CLIP170 microtuble found to bind tightly to formins to accelerate actin filament

first_img(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, has found that the CLIP-170 microtuble found in cells, which had been known to be important in cytoskeleton development, binds tightly to formins to accelerate actin filament elongation. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their experiments with adding a fluorescent protein to the microtubule to better understand the roll CLIP-170 plays in actin flament assembly. In a Perspective piece on the work done by the team, Klemens Rottner with Universität Braunschweig in Germany also explains the role played by microtubules and actin filaments in the development of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton (the material that holds the shape of cells.) Explore further More information: J. L. Henty-Ridilla et al. Accelerated actin filament polymerization from microtubule plus ends, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf1709AbstractMicrotubules (MTs) govern actin network remodeling in a wide range of biological processes, yet the mechanisms underlying this cytoskeletal cross-talk have remained obscure. We used single-molecule fluorescence microscopy to show that the MT plus-end–associated protein CLIP-170 binds tightly to formins to accelerate actin filament elongation. Furthermore, we observed mDia1 dimers and CLIP-170 dimers cotracking growing filament ends for several minutes. CLIP-170–mDia1 complexes promoted actin polymerization ~18 times faster than free–barbed-end growth while simultaneously enhancing protection from capping proteins. We used a MT-actin dynamics co-reconstitution system to observe CLIP-170–mDia1 complexes being recruited to growing MT ends by EB1. The complexes triggered rapid growth of actin filaments that remained attached to the MT surface. These activities of CLIP-170 were required in primary neurons for normal dendritic morphology. Thus, our results reveal a cellular mechanism whereby growing MT plus ends direct rapid actin assembly. 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. Scientists reveal mechanism for cellular remodeling Citation: CLIP-170 microtuble found to bind tightly to formins to accelerate actin filament elongation (2016, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-clip-microtuble-tightly-formins-actin.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Science © 2016 Phys.org Components of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton. Actin filaments are shown in red, microtubules are in green, and the nuclei are in blue. Credit: NIH/Public Domain In order for a cell to hold its shape, filaments must grow to the size needed to provide support, similar in some respects to the cartilage found in the nose and other parts of the body. But, in order for the cell to grow to the proper size and shape it needs to be to hold all its components, some type of mechanism must be in place to regulate the growth. Prior research has shown that microtubules serve that purpose, but how the process works, has remained somewhat murky. In this new effort, the researchers found that the CLIP-170 microtuble actually binds very tightly to a protein known as formin, and in so doing is able to play a role in determining how long an actin filment will grow—or more specifically, to actually accelerate elongation.To learn more about the role that CLIP-170 plays in cytoskeleton development, the researchers applied a fluorescent protein to some of them in their lab, and then watched what happened using single cell microscopy during cell maturation. In addition to accelerating actin filament elongation, the team observed it along with mDia1 dimers, tracking filament ends and promoting polymerization (causing it to grow approximately 18 times faster than growth without it), which provided a protective cap. They also found that using another technique allowed them to watch as the mDia1/CLIP-10 complexes were coaxed into action by microtubule ends, which resulted in rapid filament growth. They note that such filament growth is most particularly necessary for dendrite growth in neurons.last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Hull v Arsenal

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s mounting pressure on Wenger – unfairly in my opinion – but their title charge does seem to have hit a brick wall.It may put today’s FA Cup replay in a different light and it’s interesting to see plenty of early money for the Gunners in the expectation of Wenger naming a stronger side than otherwise might have been expected for tonight’s match which kicks off at the early time of 7pm. Certainly a stronger team than he chose when they met at the Emirates.I can’t help but think that this is a competition that Hull will want to see the back of. They are currently in the very heat of the battle for a place in the Premier League and heading the play-off spots but still three points adrift from an automatic spot.Steve Bruce has seen his side come off the boil in recent weeks with a lacklustre defeat against Birmingham last week and 0-0 draws against Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday.If I was Bruce, I would take a defeat tonight if it meant the FA Cup was no longer a distraction to getting a prized spot in the Premier League.Bruce said: “The priority is the league and where we want to get to. We want to be playing the Arsenals and the Chelseas every week. But there’s nothing quite like an FA Cup tie or FA Cup run. Once it gets to this stage there’s all to play for.”“There are a whole raft of teams playing in the Championship on Tuesday – there’s a full fixture list. If we manage to get through then we will have to move our game on Saturday too, so the fixtures just pile up and that is a bit of a concern.”“Thankfully we have got everybody fit. Some of the squad haven’t played since the first game against Arsenal so it will be good for them.”The winners face Watford in the quarter-finals on Sunday. Given the Gunners have won on each of their last five visits to Hull in all competitions, scoring at least twice on each occasion I am fully expecting the quarter-final to be an all London affair.Hull City v ArsenalFA Cup 5th Round Replay19:00 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Feb 2016 FA CUP Arsenal 0-0 HullMay 2015 PREMIER Hull 1-3 ArsenalJan 2015 FA CUP Arsenal 2-0 HullOct 2014 PREMIER Arsenal 2-2 HullMay 2014 FA CUP Arsenal 3-2 HullApr 2014 PREMIER Hull 0-3 ArsenalDec 2013 PREMIER Arsenal 2-0 HullMar 2010 PREMIER Hull 1-2 ArsenalDec 2009 PREMIER Arsenal 3-0 HullMar 2009 FA CUP Arsenal 2-1 HullArsenal – Arsenal in the HT/FT market at 13/8 for me.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK ARSENAL / ARSENAL for 12 points at around 13/8 with Star SportsSunday: -8.00 points (no bet Monday)What’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more