When Trans Women Die

first_imgIn recent weeks, we have seen naked violence unleashed against trans women, directed against them by the state in the form of police beatings and by rightist forces in this emerging fascist movement in America.What does this mean? Why now?I believe it comes now for specific strategic purposes, for trans women stand on the periphery of the gay rights movement, not its nucleus. This means they are isolated,  and as such they are targeted by rightist forces to isolate them further. We must not forget that they are after all Black folks in a land and in an era where and when Black life remains cheap. Now as Black, gay and transgender: See where the analysis goes?And if it’s Black trans women today, it’ll be Black straight women tomorrow. And Black children soon thereafter.That’s the nature of the fascist beast. Attack those who seem weak, isolate them, destroy them. Since Charlottesville, we’ve seen the emergence of rightist racist forces who are committed to destroying Black life and to proving that Black lives don’t matter.The lives of Black people are of the literal foundation, not just of America, but of all of us. We need to build a radical movement that protects all of us, for all of us —  that consigns such racist violence to the trash heap of history.Thanks to PrisonRadio.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A new, different and unusual promotional film of Rovinj

first_imgThe new video is at least different, unusual and certainly attracts attention. It is not offensive, and practically without a musical background, ie in fact a skillfully harmonized musical background that does not dominate, but just a natural sound, cleverly pulls you step by step from frame to frame. But as you watch the video, you are somehow constantly waiting for a “new turn” / frame behind which a strong message is hidden. An excellent example of a promotional video is also the recently released new promo video of Istria. Short, interesting, effective and clear. Number of guests per day 20.08. according to the latest situation in eVisitor, it amounts to 37.500 guests, which is 3% more than last year. This tourist traffic was realized with a total number of accommodation capacities of 38.536 beds, which is 1.150 beds more than last year (+ 3%). Personally, I am a fan of the AIDA marketing model, simple and clear, and which is one of the foundations of modern marketing. ( A attention (attention), I interest (interest), D desire i A action (action))  Great material to be broadcast somewhere in the hotel lobby or at a promotion, but how much it is commercially usable is a question, especially for the duration. As can be seen on the official website of the Rovinj Tourist Board, the mentioned video is the only recent work, and there is no shorter or any other version of it. On the other hand, certainly praise for a different approach and top production. Rovinj is in the period from 01.01. to 21.08. In 2019, it realized 525.000 arrivals and 3.018.000 overnight stays, which is an increase of 1% in arrivals and a decrease of 1% of overnight stays compared to last year’s realization. Thus, the three millionth overnight stay was realized on August 21.08, ie one day later compared to last year. However, the interesting news is that ten days ago a new promotional video of Rovinj saw the light of day. What is clear at the beginning is that this is a different video in every respect. A new, different and unusual promotional film of Rovinj Traditional main emitting markets are compensating for the decline in the number of overnight stays realized in early July, and therefore the German market, which is the first in terms of the number of overnight stays, still cumulatively recorded a minus of 3%, while the Austrian and Italian markets made up for the deficit. realized overnight stays, they point out from the Rovinj Tourist Board. Although the focus is on the phenomenal shots of Rovinj that are breathtaking, I am not sure how, although not a classic mosaic video, without some narrative and story, the full potential of the same was used. I may be wrong, but even though the production is top notch and different, I still needed to set up some narrative and ultimately the story. AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action)  Thus, the video must provoke attention and a reaction that leads to the research of the destination, and later the purchase, ie booking or arrival at the destination. On the one hand, it is never easier to reach a great reach today, due to social networks, and yet on the other hand it is never harder, because there is a lot of noise in communication, and the audience’s attention is hard to get and it lasts very short. That is why today the real art is to get the much desired attention and virality. Of course, one promotional video is not enough if the whole promotion strategy is not behind it, both offline and online. What is a trend today is to have one main promotional video, and several smaller ones that address a specific target group promoting a particular niche of tourism. The narrative and the story must be in focus, not just the mosaic images of the destination. In fact, it is commendable to have mosaic videos, but certainly not as the only or main promotional video. last_img read more

Rams, Chiefs still are 1-2 in latest AP Pro32 poll

first_imgIn this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley pushes away Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney during the first half of an NFL football game, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)Once again, the Rams received all 12 first-place votes and 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. AP NFL✔@AP_NFL “The Rams keep finding different ways to win,” Newsday’s Bob Glauber said.“On a day when Jared Goff isn’t sharp, Todd Gurley scores three touchdowns and Sean McVay makes a gutsy fourth-down call to ice the Seahawks in a shootout win.”And the Rams will look to extend their perfect start as they head to Denver to take on the Broncos.The league’s other 5-0 team, the Kansas City Chiefs, stayed at No. 2. The Chiefs face their biggest test of the season so far when they travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts to face Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday night. The Patriots jumped three spots to No. 4.“Showdown looms with KC,” Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki said.The Saints inched up a spot to No. 3 after Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing in New Orleans’ 43-19 rout of Washington on Monday night.The Cincinnati Bengals, who pulled off an unlikely fourth-quarter rally to beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 on Sunday, moved up a spot to No. 5. The next two weeks could go a long way in determining how the Bengals do this season. This week, the Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 12) in a key AFC North matchup. Coach Marvin Lewis is 2-15 at home against their rivals, including the postseason.And the following week, their matchup against the Chiefs got flexed into the Sunday night slot. Cincinnati is 6-14 in prime-time games since 2011, including 0-5 on Sunday night.“We’ll know a lot more about the Bengals after they face the Steelers and Chiefs in the next two weeks, but this team is playing smart, winning football,” said Ira Kaufman of Fox 13 in Tampa.The Carolina Panthers, who squeaked past the New York Giants on Graham Gano’s 63-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday, jumped three spots to No. 6.The Jacksonville Jaguars dropped four spots to No. 7 after getting routed in Kansas City.“Injuries are taking a heavy toll on an offense struggling to overcome injury issues at running back and left tackle,” The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez said of the Jaguars.The Chicago Bears stayed at No. 8 during their bye week and will return to action against the reeling Miami Dolphins.The Minnesota Vikings jumped five spots to No. 9 after topping the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21 in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game.Baltimore dropped five spots to No. 10 after losing 12-9 in overtime to AFC North rival Cleveland.And in a Bay Area bummer, the Oakland Raiders, who are down four spots to No. 31, and the San Francisco 49ers, down one place to No. 32, round out the poll.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Rams are unanimous top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll for the third straight week. See the poll: https://pro32.ap.org/poll  KANSAS CITY came into Heinz Field, Sept. 16, and destroyed the Steelers, though the 42-37 final score wasn’t indicative of how the game played out. QB Patrick Mahomes, threw six touchdowns.NEW YORK (AP) — Through five weeks, the Los Angeles Rams have handled every challenge thrown their way.Doesn’t matter if they’ve been involved in blowouts, shootouts or close games that come down to the final moments, the results have all been the same: another Rams win.And because of that, they are the unanimous top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll for the third consecutive week.last_img read more

TRAGIC COUPLE TO BE REMOVED FROM LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CHAPEL THIS EVENING

first_imgThe bodies of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy will be removed from the Chapel of Eternal Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny this evening.The late Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddity.They will be removed to the home of their son James in Carndonagh.The funeral of the couple, whose bodies were found in their home on Thursday morning, will take place in Carndonagh on Tuesday. On Friday night, at a special sitting of Ballyshannon court,  the couple’s sonJulian Cuddihy was charged with the murder of his parents.The 42-year-old was remanded in custody and Judge Kevin Kilraine directed that the prison authorities have him undergo a psychiatric assessed as soon as is practicable TRAGIC COUPLE TO BE REMOVED FROM LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CHAPEL THIS EVENING was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Half-time: Bolton 0 Brentford 0

first_imgAlan Judge missed the best chance of the first half as Brentford looked the better side in Neil Lennon’s first home game as Bolton manager.Bees midfielder Judge dragged a shot wide of the target after Moses Odubajo had beaten his man and crossed from the right.Alex Pritchard has been lively for Brentford but also missed a good chance to put them ahead.A nice move on 20 minutes culminated in Jota finding the on-loan Tottenham midfielder, who fired straight at Bolton keeper Andy Lonergan from 10 yards out.Jota had an effort saved in the opening couple of minutes, while David Button saved from Bolton’s Darren Pratley, who also sent a shot wide.And in the final seconds of the half, Judge had a shot tipped away by Lonergan and Jake Bidwell headed over from the resulting corner.Harlee Dean kept his place alongside Tony Craig at centre-back for Brentford – who have drawn their last two matches 0-0 – despite James Tarkowski being available again after suspension.Tarkowski is on the Bees bench along with fit-again duo Tommy Smith and Nico Yennaris. Brentford: Button, McCormack, Dean, Craig, Bidwell, Douglas, Odubajo, Pritchard, Judge, Jota, Gray. Subs: Bonham, Toral, Diagouraga,Tarkowski, Smith, Yennaris, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bulldogs, Warriors drop road games

first_imgRedding >> The Los Molinos Bulldogs and Mercy Warriors basketball teams, boys and girls alike, took losses on the road Friday night.The Bulldogs boys team fell behind in the second quarter against the Redding Christian Lions and then couldn’t get more than single digits in either the third or fourth to take a 66-43 loss. Alex Russell had a good night shooting, leading the team with 15, Aaron Hardy had 10, Ty Isaksen had 9, Kyle Wood had 5, including a three-pointer, and Devin Henderson put up …last_img read more

Douglas fans 10 to lead Del Norte to Lakin tourney victory over Hoopa Valley

first_imgCrescent City >> Allison Douglas struck out 10 and allowed three hits as the Del Norte Warriors defeated Hoopa Valley 6-1 Wednesday evening in the first round of the Charlie Lakin Championship Tournament at Del Norte High School. Del Norte looked poised to make it a quick evening. After Douglas struck out the side in order in the top half of the first, Del Norte’s Payten Healy and Brook Nolan stroked consecutive singles off Hoopa pitcher Hallee Colegrove. Douglas then reached on an error, …last_img read more

South Africa wins investment awards

first_img15 April 2016South Africa won two investment awards at the second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministerial Economic and Business Conference, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on 12 April.The IORA conference formed part of the Annual Investor Meeting (AIM) hosted by UAE Vice President Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. AIM focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI) attractiveness, best practice, global hot spots and future FDI destinations, particularly for emerging economies.Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina accepted the two awards, presented by UAE Minister of Economy Saeed Al Mansoori. The awards included a runner-up prize from AIM for the best investment project facilitated in the Southern African region.That project is the R350-million Mpact PET recycling project, launched this month in Wadeville, Gauteng, that recycles polyethylene terephthalate plastics.The second award was a third place for InvestSA as best investment agency in the IORA, an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean, including India, Australia and various Middle Eastern states.Tripartite in nature, the organisation unites representatives of government, business and academia to promote co-operation and closer interaction between the countries in the region.The main principle of IORA is seeking a more open regionalism in order to strengthen economic co-operation, trade facilitation, as well as investment and social development between the 20 member countries and seven non-Indian Ocean dialogue members, including China, the US and UK. The IORA headquarters is in Ebene, [email protected] @AIM_Congress #UAE hosts the 2nd IORA Ministerial Economic & Business Conference pic.twitter.com/9tn8EGt1lZ— UAE TradeOfficeIndia (@UAETradeOffice) April 12, 2016It is the second year that the awards have been presented, with this year’s focus on small and medium enterprises (SME) and finding investment opportunities in innovation.Masina says the recognition from IORA was a vote of confidence in South Africa as an investment destination, as well as a boost for InvestSA’s mission to improve the South African investment climate through the fast-tracking, unblocking and reduction of bureaucratic obstacles to build relationships between foreign and local businesses.“These investment awards are evident that our investment division, Invest South Africa, can compete, is right there with the best and is capable of facilitating large-scale projects. Winning two investment awards demonstrate that the government remains hard at work and will continue to make South Africa an attractive destination.”Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Knock knock… — Who’s There? (GC3Z1EY) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgThe device in stage 1. Photo courtesy of Mr. 0What you’ll find when you open stage 2. Photo courtesy of Mr. 0If you find the rhythm, you’ll get the reward. Photo courtesy of Mr. 0 What has been your favorite geocache that involves solving a puzzle? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More [vsw id=”DCVfT0ZLepQ” source=”youtube” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no”]Geocache Name:Who’s there? (GC3Z1EY)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2.5/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:First, check out the video up top—that should clear up most of it. This geocache shows an incredibly creative use of the Arduino computing platform. We’ve seen geocaches with pretty creative locks, but never one where you actually have to knock before it will let you in. Furthermore, this geocache, which seems like a pretty complicated device, was conceived and built by a CO with no technical background. His dedication to learning the proper way to build and program is a great example for geocachers looking to hide the next Geocache of the Week.What the cache owner, Mr. 0, has to say:What inspired this cool locking mechanism?It was coincidence, really.  I happened to see a copy of Make Magazine (vol 25) on the shelf for the first time.  I picked it up because it looked interesting.  There was an article showing how to build a secret knock gumball machine that would dispense a piece of candy when the correct knock was given.  I immediately realized that this could be adapted to lock a geocache.Do you have a programming or technical background?None at all.  Before this project the most I had done was poorly solder some speaker wires together in an old Jeep, and I once got about 200 lines into a Zork knock-off in Basic on my C-64 when I was a kid.  I just picked up an Arduino Uno, a soldering iron, some parts, and started reading.  Thankfully Arduino microcontrollers are designed to be easy to program and use, and there’s a very helpful community behind them.  Going from nothing to the completed cache took about 3 months of occasional dabbling.What has been your reaction to all of the positive logs and favorite points?I wasn’t really sure how it would be received. I figured some would appreciate the novelty, but they might ultimately be put off by it not being a park and grab.  It can also be a little fiddly, so I was worried it wouldn’t work right and just frustrate finders when they couldn’t get it to open up.  I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by the comments, favorites, and messages I’ve received about it.  I’m happy to give the local community something a little different to find.What geocachers are saying:“We decided that we wanted to do a fun one today, and this cache came to mind. Hlemont, Denver, and I had a great time. The containers for both stages were awesome! Definitely looks like a lot of time went into both stages. Thank you for sharing this cool idea, and neat spots in the park. Everything is in great shape. Favorite point added :D” – Limont“One of a couple very select caches today. This has been on my “to do” list since it was published and it exceeded by expectations.” – captphil“This was a really unique cache. I liked how it combined deep woods hides with 21st century technology. The two stages were nicely balanced. Be sure to pay attention at stage one or you will have to go back. Our first several tries at stage two didn’t work, but we finally got our timings aligned and OPEN SESAME the cache revealed itself to us. This was a great excuse to hike in a park I had not previously visited. Very enjoyable. It gets a solid favorite vote from me. TFTC” – TimeSeeker Photos: SharePrint RelatedBetween a rock and…more rocks. — Pit Stop (GC5RM5D) — Geocache of the WeekMay 7, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Getting warmer… — Fire and Ice (GC4TXB2) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 8, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Do you think this is a game? — Flappy Cache (GC507NW) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 24, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Galaxy Gear: What’s Dumb About Samsung’s Smartwatch

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement There’s no doubt that Gear is an attractive, albeit chunky, product. It comes in a variety of colors and works with more than 70 apps, some of them quite popular, such as Evernote, Path and RunKeeper. Samsung put it under the spotlight at its Unpacked event yesterday in Berlin, where it also debuted the new Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition).But Gear is no equal to those other devices. It’s not meant to be a standalone gadget, and in fact is really more like an accessory that extends the features of a nearby, even smarter device. At the moment, that would be a Note 3. Once paired, Gear users can manage messaging, make calls or control music directly from their wrists. The watch can even act like a Jawbone UP or Nike Fuelband replacement, thanks to its pedometer features. Sounds great. Unfortunately, early hands-on impressions suggest that Gear may not live up to all its promise just yet. It appears to suffer from some performance lags, in addition to hardware quirks. Although software is an easily updatable work in progress, hardware issues are another matter.For instance, the Gear’s single speaker is not only strangely situated in the strap’s buckle, but it also delivers a weak little piddle of audio. That effectively kills any dreams of using it as a two-way communicator, á la Dick Tracy’s watch phone, except in the quietest of environments. Even then, it’s not ideal. Holding the buckle up to an ear to listen and then moving the watch to line up the microphones near the mouth, and then back again seems very annoying and completely impractical. And forget about music. Gear only offers music controls for songs playing off of the primary paired device. These are some fairly major usability issues. Another is device compatibility. Gear only offers full functionality with the Note 3. That cuts an awful lot of people out of the equation right from the start. Support for other devices is in the works, but until that rolls out, we’re looking at a limited group of would-be customers. Sand—Or Water—In The GearsSamsung’s first-generation Galaxy GearInitially, I was concerned about Gear’s durability. Anything electronic that’s meant to be worn every day would need to be rugged. Fortunately, Samsung used sapphire glass, which it touts as highly damage resistant, for the watch face/screen. If only the company had thought through a few other fundamental issues too, like water tightness and potential daylight glare—both key attributes for a lifestyle device. New Kickstarter darling Omate addressed the water issue head on by designing its full-fledged standalone Android TrueSmart watch to be water-resistant. Sony did likewise with its Smartwatch 2. Did Samsung? The company didn’t say in its presentation, so I contacted it to find out how the Galaxy Gear deals with moisture. At this point, I still don’t know, because the spokesperson referred me to the press materials for the device, which offer no information on the subject. As for the display and its readability in daylight, Samsung relies on Super AMOLED, which is its own name for the high-definition screen it uses across its range of smart devices. Although Super AMOLED isn’t the worst performer in sunny conditions, it’s also not the best. LCD (liquid crystal display), like that used in the iPhone 5, is slightly better in full sunlight. And both Super AMOLED and LCD are trounced by beautifully readable e-paper displays, like the one used in the Pebble smartwatch. An e-ink or e-paper display certainly would’ve helped spare battery life, which is a big concern with the Gear. At 315 mAh, the devices power capacity is downright meager. (The Note 3 features a 3,200 mAh battery.) Even using the Bluetooth 4.0 low energy standard, the Gear can only eke out what Samsung claims will be 25 hours of life. That means users will have to charge their watches at least once a day, and probably more. The biggest obstacle of all, however, might just boil down to cost. That $299 price tag is on the upper end of the smartwatch price range, and it’s for a product that has limited device compatibility, questionable durability and short battery life. In other words, the Gear appears to be a lifestyle device that neglects to address the most important thing … people’s lifestyles. Dick Tracy image screen capped from YouTube video by Oliver Harper. Galaxy Gear product image courtesy of Samsung adriana lee Tags:#mobile#Samsung Galaxy#smartwatch Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Samsung has made its play for our wrists, and it’s a doozy. Its showy unveiling of the $299 Galaxy Gear was clearly designed to position the smartwatch as a hot lifestyle gadget. The company showed off a slew of Gear features that work from the start—taking photos, speech commands, counting its user’s steps. And more features are in the offing. But one big thing is missing: Consideration for how people will actually use this device.Early Impressions: The Gear Is Grinding Related Posts last_img read more

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