SXSW: Accelerator Finalists and Winners

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market At last week’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, 32 companies presented at the SXSW Accelerator awards, sponsored by Microsoft’s BizSpark. The companies spoke in front of a panel of judges, one of which was ReadWriteWeb’s editor, Richard MacManus, who helped in judging the news applications. By day two, 32 finalists were narrowed down to just 12, all competing for the top spot in one of four categories: news related technologies, innovative Web technologies, entertainment technologies and social media and social networking technologies.So, who won?The grand prize at this year’s awards show went to the following:News Related Technologies: StorifyInnovative Web Technologies: HipmunkEntertainment Technologies: TangoSocial Media & Social Networking Technologies: PopVoxIf you’re not familiar with these services, all are worth taking note of.Storify is a useful tool for creating stories using social media. We’ve used Stofify here at ReadWriteWeb to curate tweets about popular events, for example, including SXSW itself. But you can also make collections that include Flickr photos and YouTube videos, using the service.Hipmunk is an easy-to-use flight (and now lodging) search service which offers an improved interface for finding, sorting and filtering results. One of its sorting options is called “agony,” which the company describes as a way of sorting flights taking into account price, duration, and number of stops, combined. Hipmunk also recently launched an iPhone application that lets you perform flight searches on your phone, then book on your mobile or email yourself a link to the flight you chose.Tango is a free mobile calling service, that, unlike Apple’s FaceTime, works across platforms (iPhone and Android, and others soon). It also works over Wi-Fi and 3G, while FaceTime is currently limited to Wi-Fi-only. Tango hit 3 million downloads in November, and has now just recently reached 10 million.Finally, PopVox is a service providing real-time information on current legislation. Designed by people who have worked in around government for years, and advised by Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media, the site lets you locate a bill you care about, declare your opposition or support and share that opinion directly with Congress. For politicians, the site provides a number of bill-tracking tools to stay on top of public sentiment.The other finalists at Accelerator included the Participatory Politics Foundation, a nonprofit promoting civic engagement; DocumentCloud, a tool for journalists that enables publishing public documents to a Web-based catalog; the eye-tracking service GazeHawk; Kabbage, a service providing funding to online merchants; Portalarium, makers of a new social game called Ultimate Collector; Viki, a crowd-sourced foreign-language captioning for the movies and TV shows; CompassLabs, a social media advertising agency; and Neighborgoods, a community that allows you to share items (e.g., a lawnmower, bike, drill, etc.) with your neighbors,Neighborgoods also got Accelerator’s Bootstrap Award for having done the most with the fewest resources. Tags:#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Guess Why Indian Millenials Like to Visit Italy, Singapore, United States

first_imgFood plays a major role while deciding holidays for Indian millennials, and Italy, Singapore and United States has topped the list of foodie destinations, according to a report. Two-thirds of Indian millennials (67 per cent) admitted a destination’s cuisine is the biggest deciding factor when picking where to holiday, accoring to ‘Tasty Travels’ research from Hotels.com.Read it at Financial Express Related Itemslast_img

Ind vs SL 4th ODI: Kohli, Raina lead India to series win against Sri Lanka

first_imgVirat Kohli’s dream run in ODIs continued as his brilliant century guided India to a comfortable six-wicket victory in the fourth one-dayer against Sri Lanka, thereby clinching the five-match series 3-1, in Colombo on Tuesday.Courtesy’s Kohli’s 119-ball 128 and his partnership of 146 runs with another in-form batsman Suresh Raina (58), India reached the 252-run target in 42.2 overs at the R Premadasa stadium.This is Kohli’s 13th century in his 89th ODI appearance, a feat still unattained by any other batsman in ODI history.The Delhi batsman, on his way to another three-digit figure, also completed quickest 1000 runs in a calender year with a whopping average of 77.15. He has now scored his fifth century in last eight matches.It was Raina who scored the winning run with a hit over extra cover off Tillakaratne Dilshan as India reached 255 for four.Raina’s 51-ball 58 was his 24th half century and eighth against Sri Lanka.Both Kohli and Raina blunted Sri Lanka’s spin attack and batted beautifully. Raina may not be as prolific numbers as Kohli but batting at number 5 and 6, he has more than pulled his weight.India were off to a poor start as pacer Lasith Malinga struck in his first over to bowl out Gautam Gambhir (0).Virender Sehwag along with Kohli put the Indian chase back on track with a 50-run stand for the second wicket but Angelo Mathews got rid of the opener in the 10th over to somewhat derail visitors’ chase.Mathews got Sehwag caught by substitute Senanayake after his fighting knock of 34.advertisementlast_img read more

Venkaiah for more attention to Sports

first_imgChennai, Aug 20 (PTI) Hailing badminton player P V Sindhis silver medal winning effort in Rio Olympics, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today pitched for inclusion of sports in the educational system and encouraging sportspersons from both urban and rural areas.”The entire country is proud of Sindhus victory. She has shown the way for the new generation. It is high time that we as a nation pay more attention towards sports,” he told reporters at the airport here.Noting that the country cannot be satisfied with “a few medals” as its population was 125 crore, he said, “We should move forward and make sports as part of our educational system. All state governments must take interest and Central government also must encourage sportspersons in rural and urban areas.”Naidu was here after visiting Tuticorin district to pay homage to freedom fighters. PTI COR VIJ VS IKAlast_img read more

Mark May’s Logic is Illogical

first_imgI believe ESPN is unjustly bashed at times, so I typically avoid criticizing them as a whole because I think they do a lot of things right. I really don’t care how much they cover Tebow. They’re not the sports media giant by accident. They know what people want to will watch and they cash in on it. I mean, I just went off on a Tebow tangent for a post on a Mark May comment.Back to the video and I apologize for opening some closed wounds. Mark May absolutely thinks Oregon should have been considered for the BCS National Championship because they went undefeated in regulation. Undefeated in regulation…sounds familiar. Seems like he only chooses to apply his logic when it backs up his agenda.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Halifax museum says sharing Austrians immigration story was a mistake

first_imgHALIFAX — The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax has removed a story on its website about two Austrian immigrants, saying sharing the personal memoir was “a mistake.”Spokeswoman Beatrice Houston Gilfoy says the story of Vincenz and Kristina Bogatin was shared with the museum by their daughter, but her father’s military service with the Austrian Gendarmerie “is of issue.”Houston Gilfoy says the museum’s social media team shared the story without fully understanding the historic context, and the timing demonstrated a lack of sensitivity.Houston Gilfoy did not elaborate on why the man’s military service was of issue.She says because it was a personal story donated by his daughter, “the specifics of his military service with the Austrian Gendarmerie are unknown to us.”Houston Gilfoy says going forward, the social media team will work more closely with the museum’s historians to ensure the historical context of stories are fully understood.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

With homebuilding waning nonresidential permits hold up construction

by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2012 11:33 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – House-building intentions continued to slow in March, but the construction industry as a whole still looked strong thanks to plans for new institutional and commercial building.Statistics Canada said Monday that building permits rose an above-consensus 4.7 per cent to $6.8 billion for the month, following a 7.6 per cent gain the previous month.Economists had expected a more modest 1.5 per cent increase.But all the action was on the non-residential side. Institutional building intentions rose a stunning 88.4 per cent, mainly for government buildings and medical facilities in Ontario. Meanwhile, the value for commercial buildings rose by 15.3 per cent.Overall, non-residential intentions were up 13.9 per cent to $2.9 billion as the industrial component fell 42.8 per cent.But the value of permits for the larger residential construction sector slipped by 1.3 per cent to $3.9 billion, the sector’s third consecutive month of decline. Single-family dwelling permits fell by 1.7 per cent and multi-family housing by 0.7 per cent.In actual dwellings, permits issued rose 2.1 per cent to 17,650 in March.On a year-over-year basis, the value of residential permits was down slightly — 0.2 per cent — while non-residential permits were up 3.3 per cent.Permits are an indication of future construction and March’s numbers appeared in line with a softening trend in Canada’s housing sector, with sales and prices flattening.“Although housing starts data have been buoyant lately, the recent softening trend in residential permits suggests that the pace of home building may slow in the months ahead,” said CIBC economist Emanuella Enenajor.The housing market has been fuelled by historically low interest rates, but recent trends suggest the inducement may have reached a limit given that both home ownership rates and debt are at record levels.The Bank of Canada and federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty recently stepped up their warnings to Canadians to moderate their borrowing on real estate, declaring household debt the domestic economy’s number one enemy.The finance minister has also announced changes to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation designed to tighten controls on lending.In March, the value of residential permits declined in six of the 10 provinces, led by Ontario.Total permits — including non-residential — were up in eight provinces, with Ontario realizing the biggest gains on the non-housing side.Newfoundland and Alberta posted the second and third highest gains respectively.British Columbia posted the biggest dip in intentions as a result of lower construction plans for industrial and commercial buildings, and for multi-family dwellings. Quebec reported decreases in every component except for single-family dwellings.The value of permits rose in 23 of Canada’s 34 metropolitan areas, with the largest gains in Toronto, Winnipeg and St. John’s. With home-building waning, non-residential permits hold up construction read more

Red Friday deals hit Brock stores and dining services

The Red Friday deals are back at Brock University.At the Brock Campus Store, as well the Outlet store near Guernsey Market, all apparel is buy one, get one free. There will also be $10 hoodies, $5 T-shirts and other sale items available. The main Campus Store location will open at 9 a.m.Dining Services is also marking the annual day of sales with Red Friday deals throughout the day.7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – The first 10 people get a breakfast sandwich for $1 at the Hungry Badger8:30 – 9 a.m. – 12oz classic smoothies for $1 at the Guernsey Market9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Two pancakes for $1 at the Guernsey Market2 – 4 p.m. – Show your staff/faculty card at DeCew or Lowenberger and get a cookie and a medium coffee for $15- 6 p.m. – Buy any entrée, get a medium fountain pop for $1 at DeCew, Lowenberger and Guernsey Market read more

Coal mining in India with ten 2200 SM surface miners

first_imgIndian mine operator Sainik Mining and Allied Services, contractor to the country’s (and one of the world’s) largest coal producer Coal India Ltd (CIL), operates a total of 21 Wirtgen surface miners. Ten 2200 SMs are in operation in the 530-km2 Gevra mine in the province of Chhattisgarh. Wirtgen Group says its local subsidiary’s “excellent customer service has tradition: individually tailored service contracts used to guarantee security in planning and coal mining operation for several years already.”The vertical coal seams in the Gevra mine require a selective mining method. Additionally, 90% of the cut coal ought to have a maximum particle size of 100 mm. This is why, since 1999, the mine operators have gradually switched mining activities from drilling and blasting to Wirtgen surface mining. Currently, 80% of the coal is already being mined using this environmentally friendly technique, another 20% still via conventional methods. The mine operators are planning, however, to shift to 100% surface mining of coal within the next two years. In Gevra, surface mining has proven to be clean, safe and more environmentally friendly as well.In the mine, windrowing proved to be the optimal mining method. Using this technique, it is easier to check the material quality. Additionally, coal can be mined in the most economical way. With windrowing, the cut coal is placed directly behind the machine, between the crawlers, without the use of a loading conveyor. This allows material to be cut independently of the loading process – although the coal has to be loaded separately via wheel loader later. As a result, each 2200 SM – with a cutting width of 3.8 m and a cutting depth of 300 mm – can mine roughly 15,000 t/d of coal. The annual capacity of the coal mine is 80 Mt, 90% of which is thermal coal for power generation in local plants. Wirtgen says its surface miners “are the ideal solution to mine the large deposit of over 10,000 Mt as efficiently as possible.”The service contract especially tailored to the Gevra mine guarantees that two experienced Wirtgen engineers are available there all the time during operation. They provide support for all necessary maintenance activities relating to the surface mining fleet, including machine repairs, preventive maintenance measures, inspection of certain machine parts, training of machine operators, etc. The Wirtgen experts also make sure that all spare parts needed are being kept on stock.India is the third largest coal producer in the world.last_img read more

Green Float Les villes flottantes du futur en images

first_imgGreen Float: Les villes flottantes du futur en imagesA l’avenir, les humains pourraient vivre sur des villes flottantes qui dériveraient sur le Pacifique comme les nénuphars à la surface de l’eau.Ce concept surprenant a été imaginé par la firme japonaise Shimizu. Une occasion de développer des technologies “vertes” et de créer des villes à émission zéro en carbone.À lire aussiVoilà à quoi pourrait ressembler Paris en 2050 Le projet baptisé Green Float implique un nombre important de cellules d’un kilomètre carré qui hébergeraient entre 10.000 et 50.000 individus. Chaque cellule pourrait dériver à sa guise sur le Pacifique mais pourrait former avec d’autres cellules, des ensembles plus larges équivalant à des villes. Les gens vivant dans ces cellules flottantes pourraient évoluer dans des tours d’un kilomètre de haut appelées aussi City in the Sky ou encore dans des zones résidentielles situées aux abords de ces grandes tours. Les tours principales seraient entourées de terres cultivables et de forêts qui permettraient une auto-suffisance en terme de nourriture. L’agriculture pourrait se développer aux alentours. Les tours seraient construites dans un métal léger dérivé du magnésium présent dans les eaux salées. Ce projet permettrait aussi de développer une société qui aurait peu d’émissions carboniques. Les développeurs de chez Shimizu affirment que vivre sur ces îlots flottants pourraient réduire la consommation d’énergie de 40%. Les cellules flottantes évolueraient près de l’équateur, là où le climat est plutôt stable et Shimizu voudrait développer des technologies résistantes aux vagues, à la pression de l’eau et aux catastrophes naturelles.  Découvrez en vidéo, les villes flottantes du futurLe 15 novembre 2010 à 17:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Affaire du Mediator la nocivité du médicament révélée dès 1998

first_imgAffaire du Mediator : la nocivité du médicament révélée dès 1998Nouveau rebondissement dans l’Affaire du Mediator. Un document issu de l’Agence du médicament (ancêtre de l’Afssaps), révèle les inquiétudes concernant la possibilité que le médicament entraîne une maladie grave, et cela dès 1998.Le Mediator, c’est ce médicament qui fait aujourd’hui polémique. Accusé d’avoir tué 500 personnes, le traitement aurait comme effet indésirable d’entrainer des maladies cardiaques. Retiré du marché fin 2009, le Mediator aurait fait l’objet d’une enquête de la part de l’unité de Pharmacovigilance, qui aurait révélé en 1998 les risques que pouvait entrainer la prise de ce médicament. Cette information émane d’un document officiel de l’Agence du médicament, ancêtre de l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps), auquel Le Figaro a pu avoir accès. Selon le quotidien, celui-ci indique concernant le Mediator : “On ne peut écarter la possibilité d’une déviation de l’utilisation du benfluorex comme anorexigène étant donné que l’indication “adjuvant de régime” entretient une certaine ambiguïté. De plus, la métabolisation du benfluorex dans l’organise entraîne la formation de norfenfluramine, métabolique apparenté à la fenfluramine elle-même impliquée dans l’apparition d’hypertensions pulmonaires graves”.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Aujourd’hui, une seule question se pose à la lumière de ces nouveaux éléments : pourquoi le Mediator n’a-t-il pas été retiré plus tôt du marché ? Alors que beaucoup de médicaments s’apparentant au Mediator ont été interdits dès 1998, ce dernier a échappé à la règle, note Le Figaro. Une situation qui préoccupe Xavier Bertrand, le ministre de la Santé, qui a fait savoir : “Je veux tout savoir sur ce dossier. La vraie question aujourd’hui, c’est la question de la dangerosité, si quelqu’un savait qu’il y avait une dangerosité parmi les experts, quelle décision, quelle information ont été prises ou devaient être prises”. Aujourd’hui, l’Inspection générale des affaires sociales est chargée d’enquêter sur le sujet. Et Le Figaro de préciser qu’en Suisse, le Mediator a été retiré du marché en 1998 alors que la France a continué à distribuer le médicament jusqu’en 2009.Le 2 décembre 2010 à 15:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Tewksburys Merrimack Valley Pavilion MVP To Hold Fundraiser For WHS Class Of

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Merrimack Valley Pavilion (2087 Main Street, Tewksbury) is donating a percentage of all sales on mini-golf and ice cream purchases to Wilmington High School’s Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 3pm. No flyer is necessary, but make sure to mention Wilmington High School.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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Cheerleaders To Hold Car Wash On June 24In “Community”Play At MVP On February 22 To Support Wilmington High’s Choral & Theatre Support GroupIn “Community”Local Heroes To Hold Annual Car Show On September 15In “Community”last_img read more

Cyprus President says he wont run for 2nd term

first_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist “A realistic analysis of the facts leads to the conclusion that there are no real hopes for either resolving the Cyprus issue or achieving substantial progress in the remaining months of my presidency,” he said in a nationally televised address.The 66-year-old, Soviet-educated Christofias is the first incumbent president not to seek re-election since the island gained independence from British colonial rule in 1960.His decision ends weeks of speculation and caps a dismal final two years of a five-year tenure that saw his popularity plummet amid the faltering peace talks and an economy hard-hit by Europe’s financial crisis.Cyprus was split into a Greek-speaking south and a Turkish-speaking north in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters who wanted to unite the island with Greece.Turkish Cypriots declared an independent state in 1983, but only Turkey recognizes it and stations 35,000 troops there. Although the island joined the European Union in 2004, only the internationally recognized south enjoys EU membership.Christofias’ 2008 election buoyed hopes that reunification, which had eluded numerous rounds of peace talks, would become reality.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories center_img The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   Associated PressNicosia, Cyprus (AP) – Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias says he will not seek re-election because there is little hope the ethnically split island will be reunified by the time his tenure expires in February.Christofias said Monday his decision fulfills an earlier promise not to run for a second term if long-running talks with breakaway Turkish Cypriots weren’t close to a resolution. Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

EU eases up on carbon constraints

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T The European Union has recommended the cessation of forced limitations on carbon emissions from international flights in and out of the EU until negotiations to establish a global accord to reduce pollution are settled next year.The proposal was proffered to “create a positive atmosphere” for the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) discussions on limiting carbon emissions next September, according to European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.However, there is a risk of backlash from budget airlines flying within the EU whose operations will still be subject to carbon discharge limits, according to Climate Spectator. “This is a chance; we create this phase for a positive negotiations but it has to be used… If this exercise ends in nothing then needless to say we are back to exactly where we are today with the EU ETS and we are back there automatically,” Ms Hedegaard said. Most international carriers are still weary of ICAO’s ability to completely satisfy the EU’s strong position on carbon emissions.United States aviation representative, Airlines for America, said that it was “cautiously optimistic” but believed “a global sectoral approach through ICAO is the best way to address aviation emissions.”“Countries such as the USA, Russia, China and India have repeatedly stated that the issue should be dealt with in ICAO… Now they have the chance to show that they mean it,” Association of European Airlines secretary general Athar Husain Khan said.The European Commission intends to present a formal proposal on the freezing of carbon restrictions on international flights “very, very soon,” Ms Hedegaard said.last_img read more

Air Canada brings on 777300 for SydneyVancouver route

first_imgAir Canada has boosted capacity on its Sydney-Vancouver route, following bigger than expected traffic over the last year. The route will be serviced by a Boeing 777-300 from October 2014, adding 79 Economy Class to the route each day.Air Canada general manager Australia and New Zealand Paul Mclean said the decision was the first time the airline would hvae upgraded aircraft on the route for an extended period of time.“We have in the past met seasonal demand by offering additional flights for short periods in December and January, traditionally the peak periods for Australians visiting Canada’s ski fields,” Mr McLean said.“This is the first time, however, that we have upgraded to a larger aircraft and done so for an extended period of time.It reflects Australian travellers’ sustained interest in Canada as an exciting year-round holiday destination and as a convenient gateway to America.”Air Canada offers the same amount of Business Class seats in its Boeing 777-300 planes – 42.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

But he has a very very strong arm — he can put

first_img“But he has a very, very strong arm — he can put the ball in tight spots — and it looks like he can command an offense.”Gabbert completed 18-of-31 passes for 162 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in a 33-21 Week 5 loss to the Cardinals last season. He also ran for 70 yards and one touchdown on 10 attempts. He was replaced as the 49ers’ starting quarterback the following week, appearing in just one more game the rest of the way.The game last season was one of just two Gabbert has played against Arizona, with the other coming in 2015 when he completed 25-of-36 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown with one pick.In 2015 he was running an offense that, while not what the Cardinals use, was at least a better fit than the read option he was asked to guide last season.Of course, none of that really matters now for Gabbert or the Cardinals. What transpired in Jacksonville and San Francisco only matters in that it led him to Arizona, which features a coaching staff who wanted him and an opportunity for a future.It also has a certain future Hall of Fame receiver who said Gabbert “can flat-out throw the football.”“He’s displayed that in a few practices we already had last week,” Larry Fitzgerald said Monday at Steak 44. “This is not easy for a quarterback to come in here and do it really quickly because this offense is extremely difficult to master — the nuances, the hots and the sights — the things that you have to do. But from a physical standpoint, he can throw the football, he’s accurate, he’s made some plays.” TEMPE, Ariz. — Blaine Gabbert has been in the NFL long enough to where people have some pretty concrete opinions of who he is and what he isn’t.A bust? Well, he has yet to live up to being the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.A victim of circumstance? Surely starting his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars only to move on to the post-Harbaugh San Francisco 49ers was not ideal, nor is the fact that he has played under six different offensive coordinators in six NFL seasons. A combination of the two?The Cardinals brought Gabbert in on a one-year contract because, if nothing else, the 27-year-old is worth getting a closer look at. Maybe his career 56 percent completion percentage with 38 touchdowns and 37 interceptions is indicative of the kind of player he is, which would seem to be no more than a backup quarterback, at best.Or, maybe the 6-foot-4, 235-pound passer, now in a system that fits his skillset and surrounded by more talent than at any point in his career, can be something more.Roughly one week into his tenure with the Cardinals, opinions are not only positive, but maybe a bit surprising.“Really, really bright,” head coach Bruce Arians said of what he has learned of the QB. “It’s amazing how much he’s picked up; he’s already changing protections.“He’s light years (ahead of) where I thought he’d be mentally, really pleased with that.”Arians admitted he’s surprised when anyone can come in and pick up his offense this fast, adding that it took Carson Palmer — a veteran who had started 122 games, been to the playoffs and thrown for 29,465 yards with 189 touchdowns prior to landing in Arizona — most of his first spring and into fall camp before he really got the system down. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Perhaps Gabbert’s ability to learn quickly should not be shocking, given that his Wonderlic score of 42 back in 2011 was the second-highest among QBs in that draft class. Besides, just last week Gabbert was able to rattle off the names of all six of his previous offensive coordinators on the spot.Gabbert’s newest offensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin, is also impressed with what he’s seen.“Oh I like him, I like him,” he said at Steak 44 on Monday prior to the Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser. “You can see everything B.A. talked about when he came in and told us we were bringing him in. I can see it.“The arm, the intelligence is there. He’s a guy who wants to learn. He’s there on days he doesn’t have to be there, so I’m kind of excited about the future for him.”Gabbert’s past has not exactly been noteworthy, which his 9-31 career record would indicate.Goodwin did not want to comment on the thought that maybe all Gabbert needed was a situation like Arizona in order to succeed because, as he said, he does not know what went on behind closed doors at his previous stops.He did say, however, he did not know what to expect from Gabbert, but sees plenty of upside. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Cardinals QBs Blaine Gabbert and Carson Palmer walk around during an OTA practice Wednesday, May 24. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Is it possible for a player of Gabbert’s age with his kind of track record to have upside?That’s the question the Cardinals are trying to answer, and if they can, it’s possible their search for a successor to Carson Palmer will have ended before anyone really realized it came to an end.“We’re always looking for ways to better our team, we’re always looking for ways to make sure that quarterback position is secure because that’s the toughest position to solidify on the football team,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said at the Arians event. “Steve Keim, Bruce Arians, those guys are always looking, always searching, and if he’s one of the guys he’ll stay around. If not, we’ll continue looking.”Pressed for a scouting report on Gabbert, who Peterson has seen some in practice after playing against him the last couple of years, the Pro Bowler complimented the QB’s arm strength while noting he did not get to show it much last year, possibly because of the team’s offense.“He really has a rocket, he really does,” he said. “You don’t really see him throw the ball deep as much as Carson (Palmer) or Drew (Stanton), but in this offense you have to. So in other words, he has the look of a franchise quarterback?“I mean, all first-round picks, they look a part, they look the part,” Fitzgerald said. “They’re 6-foot-4, they can do certain things. He’s a lot more athletic than you think.“But he can’t play golf though; his putting stroke is horrendous. I know that about him already. He’s not ever going to be on the PGA Tour.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter – / 21last_img read more

The Saturday evening performance was spread over d

first_imgThe Saturday evening performance was spread over different sites here at Arcosanti. That meant that the public had to travel with the stilt acrobats to locations like the Ceramic Apse, the Vaults, the Minds Garden, the Sky-Theater and the Colly Soleri Amphitheater.[photo by Steven Bochinski]Accompanying the first performance of the evening “The Legislation”, were ambulant musicians Meg Bohrmann on accordion, Inesis Vitols on violin and Jonathan Best on vocals and keyboard. Following “The Legislation,” the musical trio presented a short concert before Carpetbag Brigade presented their internationally-renowned acrostilt performance “Callings.”[photo by Sue Kirsch]Poet We hope the photos explain a little bit because its hard to put into words all of the heart and very hard work that goes into putting this kind of performance together.Thank you to everyone, it was a Treat![photo by Steven Bochinski] June 4, 2014Saturday evenings performance was a culmination of a two-week workshop of stilt-walking and acrobatics. It was wonderful to see the intense sessions taking place in various locations at Arcosanti.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]Participating were members from the performance groups The workshop was open to public participation and three staff members from the Arcosanti team took advantage of the opportunity and signed up for the two-week “Silt Congress” and got to take part in the performances as well. A report from the three will be posted next week.[photo by Conrad Strano-Macanany]last_img read more

Foreign Minister discusses energy investments with Egyptian leadership

first_imgEnergy cooperation between Cairo and Nicosia, developments on the Cyprus issue and the promotion of business projects were the focal point of discussions on Tuesday between Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and Egypt’s political leadership.Kasoulides met in Cairo with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and was later received by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The meeting lasted over half an hour.According to a diplomatic source from the foreign ministry, Kasoulides was accompanied at both meetings by his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, while in the afternoon the two men embarked on official consultations at the foreign ministry in Cairo.With Sisi, Kasoulides discussed the preparation of an upcoming trilateral summit of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece, to be held in the Egyptian capital in October, the Cyprus issue and developments in Turkey.Kasoulides briefed President Sisi on Cyprus developments. The Egyptian side appeared particularly keen to hear Nicosia’s view on developments in Turkey and the way it might impact the settlement process.The two also discussed progress with regards to investment schemes decided at an earlier trilateral meeting, last December in Athens. Two of the schemes concern the construction of aquaculture infrastructure and the planting of olive trees in Egypt. Sisi and Kasoulides also discussed prospects in tourism, focusing on air transportation and cruise ship trips, connecting destinations in Greece, Cyprus and Egypt.According to the foreign ministry source, the two sides met in a particularly cordial, friendly and sincere climate.Earlier on Tuesday, at the meeting with Ismail, Kasoulides discussed energy matters, focusing on natural gas developments following the third licensing round in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone, as well as on the cooperation between Cyprus and Egypt in relation to natural gas reserves at the Aphrodite gas field off Cyprus.The same source noted that the meetings reflected a positive climate for business and for Cypriot investments in Egypt, facilitated by political relations between the two countries.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more