Funding for 1000Memories – A Nod to the Power of Digital Memories

Posted On Dec 16 2019 by

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#news#web Memorial site and service announces today that it has closed a $2.5 million Series A round of funding. The startup’s list of investors is an impressive one, including Greylock Partners, Paul Buchheit, Keith Rabois, Ron Conway, Caterina Fake, Mike Maples, Chris Sacca, among others.1000Memories is a website where friends and family can come together to remember someone who has passed. 1000Memories aims to create a permanent online place where people can come, share their stories, and remember the lives of their loved ones. 1000Memories offers what we’ve called “Obituary 2.0”, a recognition that the Web has changed and can change the way in which we memorialize loved ones. You can create a 1000Memories site for someone – it’s free – and then invite friends and family to join and to participate in what the company calls a “Wikipedia-like approach” to the obituary.If you’ve lost a loved one, you know what a horrific process dealing with things like obituaries can be. If you’ve had to negotiate death and social networks, you understand how inadequate many of the tools for talking and sharing can be. 1000Memories co-founders – Rudy Adler, Jonathan Good, and Brett Huneycutt – all experienced a loss. Their stories underwrite much of their mission, so far in the company’s history they approach all of this with incredible respect and support.The investment announcement is a testament to that. So, much more powerfully you might argue, is the memorial that recently took shape on the site in honor of the protestors who died during the recent protests in Egypt. “Egypt remembers“, 1000Memories’ first group site, was started when Toronto entrepreneur and Egyptian ex-pat Mahmoud Hashim contacted 1000Memories, saying he thought the site would be a good way to make sure those who lost their lives had an online monument, of sorts, in honor of their sacrifice. Students, translators, doctors, writers – the names have been pulled from a Google Doc. As friends and family have come forward, photos have been added and full, individual profiles have been updated for the many of the 160-some-odd names. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watterscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Playing in whites under lights: Day/Night Tests get ICC’s seal of approval

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgThe ICC has given its seal of approval to day/night Test matches while leaving the member Boards to decide on the type and colour of the ball to be used as it announced new playing conditions for Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals ahead of the Sri Lanka-New Zealand series beginning Tuesday.Some countries, including Australia and England, have been experimenting day/night Tests for some time and with the ICC’s decision, the longest format of the game may be held under lights very soon.”Participating countries may agree to play day/night Test matches. The home and visiting boards will decide on the hours of play which will be six hours of scheduled play per day while the two boards will also decide on the precise brand, type and colour of ball to be used for the match,” the ICC said in a statement.The world body also announced a slew of changes in the playing conditions, including powerplays, fielding restrictions and short-pitched deliveries in the ODIs, Decision Review System (in Tests and ODIs), no-ball, dead ball, over-rates, applicable in all the formats and changes in One Over Per Side Eliminator in T20Is.”The new playing conditions for Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals will come into effect with the series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, which starts in Pallekele on Tuesday 30 October. The amendments have been approved by the ICC Board following proposals made by the ICC Cricket Committee at its meeting in London in May,” it said.advertisement”It is important to note that the playing conditions are applicable to international cricket and must be read together with the Laws of Cricket. Whilst a playing condition may affect the Laws of Cricket as they may apply to international cricket, these changes are not amendments to the Laws of Cricket themselves,” the statement added.The ICC also said that the two teams can change the duration of intervals in a Test match after approval from the world body.The new rules of international cricketOn Powerplays:”In an uninterrupted innings, the first Powerplay will be restricted to the first 10 overs with only two fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle. The second five-over batting Powerplay (in an uninterrupted innings) will have to be completed by the 40th over and only three fielders will be allowed outside the fielding restriction area at the time of delivery. In the non-Powerplay overs, no more than four fielders will be permitted outside the 30-yard circle.”On Decision Review System (DRS):”Clause 3.3 (ii) of Appendix 2, which deals with LBW protocols, has been amended, margin of uncertainty applicable to the point of impact with the pad has been increased so that it is the same as provided for determining the projected point of impact with the stumps i.e. if the centre of the ball is shown to be impacting in line within an area demarcated by a line drawn down the middle of the outer stumps (and the bottom of the bails), then the decision will always be out.”If the whole of the ball is shown to be impacting outside the line of the stumps, then the decision will always be not out. If there is anything in between, the original on-field decision will stand.”This clause will now read as follows: If a ‘not out’ decision is being reviewed, in order to report that the point of impact is between wicket and wicket (i.e. in line with the stumps), the evidence provided by technology should show that the centre of the ball at the moment of interception is in line within an area demarcated by a line drawn below the lower edge of the bails and down the middle of the outer stumps.”If an ‘out’ decision is being reviewed, in order to report that the point of impact is not between wicket and wicket (i.e. outside the line of the stumps), the evidence provided by technology should show that no part of the ball at the moment of interception is between wicket and wicket.”Rules have also been modified in ODIs and T20Is.Click here to EnlargeOn no-balls:”A clause in Appendix, which deals with no-balls in the Third Umpire TV Replay System, has been amended. This now reads: Following any mode of dismissal that is not permitted off a no-ball and which is not the subject of an Umpire or Player Review, the third umpire shall, subject to the availability of suitable technology, immediately check the fairness of the delivery (foot-fault only).advertisement”If the delivery was not a fair delivery, the third umpire shall advise the on-field umpire by two-way radio who should recall the dismissed batsman, indicate that the batsman is not out and signal no-ball.”If suitable technology is not available to third umpire, then if on-field umpire is uncertain as the fairness of the delivery (foot-fault only), he shall be entitled to request the batsman to delay leaving the field and check the fairness of delivery (foot-fault only) with third umpire. Consultation with the third umpire shall be by way of two way radio. If the delivery was not a fair delivery the on-field umpire shall indicate that the batsman is not-out and signal no-ball.”Changes in One Over Per Side Eliminator (OOPSE) in T20s:”In both innings of one over per side eliminator, fielding side shall choose from which end to bowl. Only nominated players in main match may participate in OOPSE.”Should any player (including the batsmen and bowler) be unable to continue to participate in the OOPSE due to injury, illness or other wholly acceptable reasons, the relevant Laws and Playing Conditions as they apply in the main match shall also apply in the OOPSE.”Any penance time being served in main match shall be carried forward to OOPSE. The fielding captain or his nominee shall select the ball with which he wishes to bowl his over from the box of spare balls provided by the umpires. Such box to include the balls used in the main match but no new balls.”The team fielding first in the OOPSE shall have first choice of ball. The team fielding second may choose to use the same ball as chosen by the team bowling first. If the ball needs to be changed, then playing conditions as stated for the main match shall apply.”On duration of lunch and tea breaks:”Although the duration of the lunch and tea intervals remain unchanged (40 and 20 minutes respectively), the host team, with the consent of the opposing side, can apply to the ICC for an approval to depart from the standard playing conditions to provide for intervals of 30 minutes each.”On Dead balls:”Clause 23.4, Umpire calling and signalling ‘Dead Ball’, now reads as: In a match where Spydercam is being used, either umpire shall call and signal ‘dead ball’, should a ball that has been hit by the batsman make contact, while still in play, with the Spydercam or its cable. The ball shall not count as one of the over and no runs shall be scored.” The rules will be applicabel for all three formats of the game.On over rates:”In the event of any time allowances being granted to the fielding team under 16.2 (d) (time wasting by batting team), then such time shall be deducted from the allowances granted to the batting team in the determination of its over-rate.”In the T20Is, “In addition to the available allowances under Clause 16.2 (Minimum Over-Rates), additional allowance of one minute will be given for the fall of each of the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth wickets,” the ICC said.advertisementOther rules: In the ODIs, a bowler can have two short-pitched deliveries. “Law 42.6 (a) has been amended as: A bowler shall be limited to two fast short-pitched deliveries per over,” the statement said.last_img read more


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NRL Premiership Game Information – 30 June

Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgSaturday, 30 JuneWhere: McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle)Who: Knights v EelsNRL Match Following: Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown BulldogsPurchase Tickets: Click here Saturday, 30 JuneWhere: Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane)Who: Broncos v CowboysNRL Match Following: Brisbane Broncos v Canberra RaidersPurchase Tickets: Click here Saturday, 30 JuneKnights v Eels – McDonald Jones StadiumMen’s Knights: Luke Tonegato (1), Matthew Tope (2), Lincoln Little (4), Daniel Langbridge (5), Jack Edwards (6), Dylan Thompson (7), Alex Langbridge (8), Bart Hill (9), Matthew Prowse (10), Jake Fitzpatrick (11), Scott Bundy (c)(14), Tom Dafter (15), Mitchell Wilton (16)Women’s Knights: Jessica Potts (2), Emily Hennessey (c)(3), Rhiannon Podmore (4), Madison Crowe (5), Ainsley Hughes (6), Sian Filipo (8), Amy Regal (10), Elise Wilson (11), Lily Goodchild (12), Amy Dufour (13), Sophie Broadhead (14), Racehl Jeffs (15), Taryn Love (16)Men’s Eels: Georgie Palau (1), Jordan Horo (2), Daniel Barton (4), Jed Ibbotson (5), Dylan Hennessey (c)(6), Jordan Marshall-King (7), Simon Lang (8), Kyle Jermyn (9), Alex Nicholls (11), Kai Simbolon (12), Marley Simbolon (13), Mark Roberts (15), Caidyn Wynyard (16)Women’s Eels: Zara Nicholas (1), Lucy McDonald (2), Chloe Cheney (3), Laura Peattie (5), Danielle Davis (c)(6), Tayla Clifford (7), Rachelle Davis (8), Samantha Rodgers (10), Yasmin Meakes (11), Brittney Clifford (12), Aaliyah Paki (13), Elesha Te Paa (14), Faith Nathan (16)Referees: David Baggio, Tony Calabria, Kim Skelly, Rob Bowen, Luke SaldernSaturday, 30 JuneBroncos v Cowboys – Suncorp StadiumMen’s Broncos: Tim Baartz (c)(1), Tommy Quinlivan (2), Cody Green (3), James Courtney (5), Justin Otto (6), Sean Hooper (7), Samuel Carmody (8), Mitchell De Rossi (9), Liam Bauer (10), Connor Harvey (11), Hayden Moffat (12), David Sen (13), Adam Russell (14)Women’s Broncos: Savannah Pratten (2), Samantha Hopkin (3), Katee Maller (5), Hayley Maddick (6), Mia Johnstone (7), Rebecca Lapraik (8), Paige Parker (9), Kimberley Sue See (c)(10), Catherine Sargent (12), Tahlia Rolph (13), Rachel Walsh (15), Melanie Wilks (16), Brooke English (20).Men’s Cowboys: Michael Law (1), Shaun Francis (2), Trevor Moran (3), Dave Zanette (4), Damon Moore (5), Daniel Withers (c)(6), Jayden Benbow (7), Kristian Congoo (8), Justin Cridland (9), Lachlan Pierce (10), Jared Townson (11), Lachlan Hoch (12), Cormac Hoch (16).Women’s Cowboys: Tori Carter (1), Rae Barker (2), Jessica Bourke (6), Rebecca Goulding (7), Anna Hicks (9), Brittney Brown (10), Tamara Hussey (11), Abby King (12), Hagiga Mosby (13), Naomi Parslow (14), Rylie Seamark (c)(15), Indianna Tillett (16), Isabella BauerReferees: Amanda Sheeky, Anthony Smith, Brad Smith, Luke McKenzielast_img read more

15 days agoMesut Ozil fears Arsenal career over

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgMesut Ozil fears Arsenal career overby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil fears his Gunners career is over.The Mirror says Arsenal are plotting ways of trying to offload the £350,000-a-week star in January and are ready to subsidise his wages after Ozil fell out of favour with Unai Emery.Gunners boss Emery insisted that Ozil did not “deserve” to be starting ahead of some of the club’s youngsters and his Arsenal career now looks over.Ozil, who turns 31 next week, believes there is no way back and it appears the club are ready to draw a line in the sand and get rid of the World Cup winner.Former Germany star Ozil has been quite clear in the past that he does not want to leave Arsenal and loves living in London. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Florida State “Garnet Skies” Hype Video Will Get Fans Pumped For The 2015 Campaign

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgFlorida State's logo on a wall in its facility.Over the past three years, Florida State has compiled a record of 39-3, won three ACC titles, qualified for a College Football Playoff, and won a national championship. But as we enter the 2015 campaign, FSU certainly has its doubters. Many believe that Clemson is now the team to beat in-conference, and that the Seminoles might be a big “overrated” in the rankings.A Florida State fan who goes by Covas131 (we’ve written about him before) produced an amazing three-minute hype video to celebrate the upcoming season. It’s titled “Garnet Skies.” It’s a very high-quality clip.FSU opens with Texas State on Saturday, September 5.last_img read more

Matthew McConaughey Supports Lance Armstrong On LIVESTRONG Day

Posted On Oct 16 2019 by

first_imgMatthew McConaughey has put his name to an email sent to supporters of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, calling his friend and fellow Texan “one tough hombre.”“I’m proud to stand with him in his commitment to support people fighting cancer,” he says in the email. “This LIVESTRONG Day will be the 16th anniversary of his cancer diagnosis. And man, what a journey it’s been—he’s one tough hombre.“Let’s help Lance make this LIVESTRONG Day the biggest outpouring of support for cancer survivors the world’s ever seen. You in?“Join me and Lance and add your message today. It’ll be automatically shared on LIVESTRONG Day as part of this historic global outpouring of support.“I just finished sharing my own message for all the courageous people fighting cancer around the world. All my fans and followers are going to see it on LIVESTRONG Day—October 2—alongside who knows how many thousands of other messages from folks like you.“If you haven’t already, add yours today. Write one for someone in your life. Or write one for the 28 million people battling cancer right this minute.“Whoever you write it for, you’ll help send a powerful message all around the world come October 2. Here’s the link:“Thanks for stepping up and doing your part to make this thing happen right.“In the meantime and all times, just keep livin’ strong.”last_img read more

Bank of Canada head underlines potential of Quebec child care for entire

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgOTTAWA – The head of the Bank of Canada is pointing to Quebec’s child-care policies as possible tools to boost the entire Canadian economy, thanks to their potential to unlock the greatest untapped resource in the labour force: women.Bank governor Stephen Poloz dedicated part of a speech Tuesday in Kingston, Ont., to spotlight Quebec’s affordable child-care model as well as its extended parental-leave provisions.He showed he’s put some thought into the possible benefits of a comparable pan-Canadian approach.Poloz credited the province’s subsidized programs for raising prime-age female workforce participation to about 87 per cent, up from 74 per cent 20 years ago. In comparison, he said about 83 per cent of prime-age women participate in the national workforce.“The provincial government identified barriers that were keeping women out of the workforce and they acted to reduce them,” Poloz said in his address at Queen’s University.“If we could simply bring the participation rate of prime-age women in the rest of Canada up to the level that they have in Quebec, that would add almost 300,000 people to our country’s workforce.”Poloz added that the central bank has no role in implementing specific policies designed to break down labour-force obstacles. Governments, not the bank, are responsible for such policies.He noted the federal government’s budget last month made commitments aimed at increasing the labour-force participation of women.Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget announced an option that will give new parents the ability to share either five or eight additional weeks of leave following the birth of a child, provided they also share the job of caring for the baby. The measure is expected to cost $1.2 billion over five years.However, some economists and critics have said while the budget moved in the right direction when it comes to raising female labour-force participation, its failure to announce steps towards national affordable child care likely means a significant number of women will remain out of the workforce.The Liberal government made promises in previous budgets to spend $7.5 billion over 11 years to help ease the burden of child-care costs. Part of the goal of the funding was to create 40,000 new, subsidized daycare spaces countrywide over three years.But child-care advocates have said it’s not enough. Before the budget, they asked Ottawa to raise its spending to $1 billion annually to match what the Paul Martin Liberals promised more than 10 years ago.In his address, Poloz pointed to other under-represented demographic groups that could help the economy. He said encouraging more of these people into the workforce would enable Canada to permanently raise its growth capacity without generating higher inflation.Combined with women, he said assisting more young people, Indigenous peoples, recent immigrants and Canadians living with disabilities to enter the job market could help the labour force expand by half a million people. By his estimate, that kind of workforce injection could raise the country’s output by $30 billion per year or 1.5 per cent.“That’s equal to a permanent increase in output of almost $1,000 per Canadian every year, and that’s even before you factor in the possible investment and productivity gains that would come with such an increase in labour supply,” he said.“Clearly, that’s a prize worth pursuing.”When it comes to the potential of Quebec-style child care, a 2012 academic study on the provincial system estimated it had allowed 70,000 more mothers with children under the age of 14 to hold jobs in 2008 than would have otherwise been the case. The estimated four-per-cent increase in the province’s female labour force gave the provincial economy a 1.7 per cent boost.Internal federal analyses, previously obtained by The Canadian Press under the access to information law, have suggested a similar effect could be had nationally, particularly during a period of strong economic growth that would increase labour demand.New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh weighed in on Poloz’s remarks.“The cost of child care traps many parents in a financial straitjacket,” Singh said in a statement Tuesday to The Canadian Press. “Parents are forced to choose between giving up a source of income or paying as much as $2,000 a month for child care.”Singh said the government has chosen a “timid” approach that is not universal, fails to lower costs significantly and delays funding ten years down the line.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter— with a file from Jordan Presslast_img read more

Education dept clears confusion regarding closure of schools

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department on Friday issued a fresh notification declaring that all government, government-sponsored and non-government-aided schools in the state will remain closed on May 3 and May 4, due to the prediction of severe cyclonic storm Fani.The notification states that all these schools will also remain closed from May 6 to May 20 until commencement of summer vacation, due to the prevailing heat wave. It further states that schools will remain closed till June 30 due to anticipated extreme weather conditions. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe notification issued on Thursday declaring that classes will remain suspended in all government, government-sponsored and non-government-aided schools from primary to higher secondary level from May 3 to June 30 due to Fani and heat wave, had created some confusion among a section of teachers and guardians. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee said: “There was some confusion regarding Thursday’s notification. Hence, we have issued a new one.” He also posted the new notification on his Facebook page. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMeanwhile, Jadavpur University postponed all its examinations scheduled in the second half on Friday and Saturday. The final examination of engineering and some practical examinations of science were scheduled to be held in these two days. A notice by the Controller of Examinations was put up on the varsity’s website, declaring postponement of the examinations till further notification. Regular classes were held at Calcutta University and Rabindra Bharati University, even though student attendance was feeble. CU has no examinations scheduled before May 23, when the results of the Lok Sabha elections will be announced.last_img read more

Gallery Ohio State vs Rutgers

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

The Buckeyes take the field prior to the game against Rutgers in High Point Solutions Stadium on Sep. 30. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor