Kesha SteveO And Shepard Fairey Named Honorary Board Members Of New Museum

first_imgAnimal lover and award-winning singer-songwriter Kesha, stunt performer Steve-O (Jackass, Wildboyz), and Shepard Fairey (artist, illustrator, founder OBEY clothing) have joined the Honorary Board of The Animal Museum.The three stars join a long list of other prestigious names such as Ellen DeGeneres (talk show host, comedian, actor, producer), Portia de Rossi (actress, model, philanthropist), Geezer Butler (musician, founder Black Sabbath), Jackson Galaxy (host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell), Lionel Richie (singer, songwriter), William McNamara (actor), Elaine Hendrix (actress, activist), Alison Eastwood (actress, film director), Alexandra Paul (ex-Baywatch actress, activist), L.A. City Council Member Paul Koretz and West Hollywood City Council Member John D’Amico.Kesha rocketed to fame after her album Animal debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2010. A long time animal rights and LGBT activist, she was also the recipient of “The Humane Societies Wyler Award” in 2013 for her contribution to ending cosmetics testing on animals and shark finning. As an artist, Shepard Fairey became a household name in 2008 with his iconic graphic of President Obama. Recently, Fairey has used his artistry to help animals who are up for adoption. Long time animal protection activist, Steve-O’s stunt against SeaWorld made headlines in 2015 when he climbed a construction crane in Los Angeles and lit fireworks to protest the marine park’s confinement of sea mammals.“We are incredibly honored to welcome Kesha, Steve-O, and Shepard to our wonderful Honorary Board who are supporting our efforts in opening the first museum dedicated to animal protection issues,” said Ellen Lavinthal, Founding Co-Chairperson, The Animal Museum. “We have no doubt that a museum of this caliber will attract visitors from around the globe and promote the credibility of the animal protection movement.”On Saturday, October 1st, The Animal Museum will début its brand new location in the Arts District of Downtown LA with a Preview Opening. It will feature the first rotating exhibition entitled “Crazy Cat Ladies: Celebrating Kitties and Their Champions.” Attendees will also get a sneak preview of the museum’s permanent exhibition, “Animal Protection: An American Movement.”The Animal Museum is the first of its kind. Its existence reflects the rapid change in our society with regard to how we treat all animals. The museum helps preserve and share the history and current concerns of the animal protection movement.The museum also offers a full roster of world-class curated rotating exhibits, in which visitors will be engaged, educated, and inspired by the unique content. Additionally, the museum houses a rare collection of one-of-a-kind artifacts assembled from around the world.For more information please visit: www.theanimalmuseum.com.last_img read more

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John Wall Eyes January Return Return To Relevance

John Wall has missed the entire wretched season so far of the Washington Wizards because of a knee injury. Hurt more has been Wall’s professional pride.The 2010 No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft hardly is mentioned among the top point guards in the league anymore, and that eats at him — and inspires him.“If you look at the list of the point guards of the future, I’m not up there,” Wall told YahooSports. “That gives more motivation to me when I get back to show the NBA what I really have to give to the league. They will respect me again. Everybody will see. I won’t do the talking. I will let my game do the talking.”Wall said based on how he has felt recently (no pain after three consecutive up-tempo workouts) that he should return to the lineup in January. He averaged 16.3 points, eight assists and 4.5 rebounds last year in the lockout-shortened season.As a rookie, he was sidelined a dozen games for knee and foot injuries, but was the MVP of the rookie vs. sophomore challenge during NBA all-star weekend. Sill, he told YahooSports that he played through injuries to not let his team down, but playing injured limited his mobility and put himself at further risk.“There is no reason to force myself back and re-injure myself and have another setback where I don’t start next season or I got to miss next season,” Wall said. “I’m just taking my time.“If I play 20 games, I just go out there and play them. I’m not giving up on my team and they’re not giving up on me. They know I’m working hard to try to get back.”Watching from the bench with a stress injury to his left patella in general and his team struggling (league-worse 3-23)  in particular has been learning for Wall, he told YahooSports.“I always love the game, but you respect the game more when you can’t play,” Wall said. “I have never been injured before seriously. I’m watching every point guard that comes in and what they’re doing and how teams are doing against my team and what I can do when I get back.“When I feel like I can run and do everything like I used to, cut, jump like I used to, run fast like I used to (I will return). And I feel like I am getting closer and closer to those steps.” read more

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Pellegrini aiming to do Man City a favour

first_imgManuel Pellegrini wants to end West Ham’s rot against Premier League leaders Liverpool, which would boost the chances of his old club Manchester City in the title race.The Hammers are currently on the run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions and the Chilean manager is focused on ending that poor run.Man City have reduced the gap to within two points of Liverpool after beating Arsenal on Sunday and are aiming to defend their title for the first time in history.“If we win I will be very happy for our club first because we need a good performance against the leaders,” said the Hammers boss ahead of the Monday Night Football clash.“After that, if we can give a hand to Manchester City, it’s not our problem, but of course I am a fan of Manchester City also.”Man City fans will like the sound of this.Manuel Pellegrini has a warning for Liverpool.More here: https://t.co/O5vyk55Xb3 pic.twitter.com/iA1YVSGpDu— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 3, 2019However, Pellegrini feels Liverpool have the edge in the race following their domestic Cup exits and equally fancied the chances of Spurs.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s more easy for the team that is involved in just two competitions, compared to the team that is involved in four,” said the Chilean.“Tottenham? You should never think that a team four or five points behind you are not involved in the title. Of course, they are.“City have to play the final of the Carabao Cup which will suspend a game. If they make the semi-final of the FA Cup, they must suspend another game.“They have midweek with the Champions League, so it’s not easy to compete in all the competitions.“I talked about this four years ago. The major problem was that we were involved in all the competitions. We won one League Cup at that moment.“We then went out of the FA Cup in the quarter-final against Wigan. If we’d continued in that FA Cup, I don’t think we would have been able to play all the games. We didn’t have time to do it.”💙 Manuel Pellegrini still has love for Manchester City.😬 He can do them a big favour on Monday when West Ham face Liverpool! pic.twitter.com/u236WEnsQI— Urbanhacks Sports (@UrbanhacksS) February 4, 2019last_img read more

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Physicists propose a second level of quantization for quantum Shannon theory

first_img For identical quantum channels, order matters In the past two decades, physicists have been developing a quantum version of information theory in which the internal state of each information carrier has quantum properties, such as superposition—the ability to occupy two or more classical states at once. But the transmission lines are generally still assumed to be classical, so that the path taken by messages in space is always well-defined.Now in a new paper, physicists Giulio Chiribella and Hlér Kristjánsson at the University of Oxford and the University of Hong Kong have proposed a second level of quantization, in which both the information carriers and the channels can be in quantum superposition. In this new paradigm of communication, the information carriers can travel through multiple channels simultaneously. “This work provides the foundation for a new theory of communication where the propagation of information in space and time is treated quantum mechanically,” Chiribella told Phys.org. “It opens up new avenues for quantum communication networks and for a future quantum internet, where data could be sent from a sender to a receiver through multiple quantum servers. Exploiting the interference of different communication paths, it will be possible to communicate more efficiently and more securely. At the fundamental level, the transmission of messages along multiple trajectories could give rise to fundamental tests of the quantum nature of spacetime.”This channel superposition phenomenon can be observed in the famous double-slit experiment, in which a single photon seems to pass through two slits at once. Even though just a single photon is used, the photon creates an interference pattern on the detector. The best explanation for the interference pattern is that the photon interfered with itself, like a wave, after simultaneously traveling through both slits along two different paths. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society A Information theory, which was developed by Claude Shannon starting in the late 1940s, deals with questions such as how quickly information can be sent over a noisy communications channel. Both the information carriers (e.g., photons) and the channel (e.g., optical fiber cable) are assumed to be classical systems, with well-defined, perfectly distinguishable states. When an information carrier is allowed to travel through two communications channels simultaneously, it can offer advantages such as reduced noise (due to the interference of noise on different paths) and a higher channel capacity. These advantages have been demonstrated in recent experiments with photons. In the new paper, the physicists had to confront some of the challenges involved in incorporating the superposition of channels into a quantum theory of information. One of the challenges is to describe the superposition of channels in a compositional way, so that the behavior of a channel can be predicted when it is used in combination with other channels. A second challenge is that the superposition of internal states of the information carriers must be clearly separated from the superposition of paths. Otherwise, the path itself becomes part of the message, and the system can be described using the conventional quantum framework. By addressing these challenges, the physicists formulated a quantum communications model that can be used to compute the amount of information that can be reliably transmitted when using a given number of channels in a quantum superposition. Counterintuitively, the physicists showed that, for certain types of noise, the superposition of channels, along with the ability to switch a channel with itself, could be used to completely remove all noise. This opens up the possibility of obtaining perfect quantum communication in a noisy channel.”Our work defined a communication model and provided a few proof-of-principle examples,” Chiribella said. “However, this has only scratched the surface of what can be accomplished with the superposition of quantum communication channels. We are now exploring the power of correlations among them. If two trajectories visit the same region, the process experienced by the information carrier in the first trajectory can be correlated with the process experienced in the second trajectory. By taking advantage of these correlations in a clever way, it is possible to enhance the communication performance beyond what can be done with the superposition of independent channels. Getting ahold of these correlations will give us new insights into the peculiar ways in which quantum information propagates in space and time.” Explore further More information: Giulio Chiribella and Hlér Kristjánsson. “Quantum Shannon theory with superpositions of trajectories.” Proceedings of the Royal Society A. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0903 Citation: Physicists propose a second level of quantization for quantum Shannon theory (2019, May 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-physicists-quantization-quantum-shannon-theory.html © 2019 Science X Network The superposition of N channels allows information carriers to travel through multiple channels simultaneously. Credit: Chiribella and Kristjánsson. ©2019 The Royal Society 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. 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Passenger arrested at Kolkata airport for carrying psychotropic substance

first_imgKolkata: A passenger, resident of Uttar Panchpota, North XXIV Parganas, travelling to Doha by Qatar flight no. QR- 541 was arrested on Tuesday at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, for carrying 1865 tablets of amphetamine. Amphetamine is a psychotropic substance under NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act, 1985. A customs office press release read, 1865 pieces of amphetamine, weighing 200 grams, were seized under Section 43 of NDPS Act, 1985. The passenger was arrested under the provision of the act ibid. Further investigation is in progress.last_img

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How to Create a Multilingual Website

first_imgDecember 5, 2012 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » The great communicator: Liz Elting of TransPerfect.Photo© Natalie BrasingtonQ: How can I create multilingual websites to attract international customers?A: Tackling the world, are we? Good for you. Attracting foreign visitors to your website involves a fairly obvious formula: Speak the same language as your target market. According to research firm IDC, web users are four times more likely to purchase from a company that communicates in their language. Additionally, visitors to websites stay twice as long on sites that are in their native tongue, according to Forrester Research.The bad news: There’s no simple formula to instantly translate your English-language website into, say, Mandarin. To learn the nuances behind a successful multilingual web presence, we spoke to Liz Elting, CEO of New York-based TransPerfect, which provides language services and translation-related technologies for companies ranging from small businesses to global enterprises. Do I have to build entirely new websites for each language?Sort of, but replicating your current site in multiple languages shouldn’t involve rebuilding its back end. It’s your content that matters, not the user interface. Quick example: When marketing a “home away from home” promotion for a franchised hotel chain, make sure the phrase “home away from home” translates.You need to keep search engine optimization in mind for each language. Just because certain terms are popular in English does not mean the translation is the preferred keyword in other languages. Finding those keywords and terms is vital to your success. Unfortunately, there’s no shortcut to this process other than painstakingly matching English words against high-ranking translations you can find through Google Trends.If SEO matters, how do you recommend handling URLs for translated pages? You have the option of using a subdomain (spanish.companyname.com), a subdirectory (companyname.com/spanish) or a top-level domain (companyname.sp). Which one you use depends on your company. For instance, how well-known is your top-level domain (TLD), product name or company? If your TLD is well-known, you might want to keep it for multilingual websites. If your company already owns the other TLDs for multilingual websites, you’re ahead of the game. Many companies will purchase the in-market TLD ahead of entering a market to keep a competitor from swiping it.To figure out if you should go on an international URL buying spree, take a look at how much traffic your existing domain already draws from different markets and solicit feedback from customers. A client of ours learned from customers in China that because users were required to enter information in Latin-based characters and because the site was .com and not .cn, the site was considered irrelevant in that country.Should businesses create branded social media accounts in different languages?Successful strategies for multilingual campaigns are still emerging. But we do know this: Poor execution via social media can cause more harm to your brand and reputation than having made no effort at all.Also, understand that while Facebook has 55 percent global penetration, according to comScore, it doesn’t mean it’s the only social media site used in foreign markets. In fact, with Twitter still banned in mainland China, you’re better off building a campaign on local site Sina Weibo, which has an audience of more than 300 million posting more than 100 million messages a day. On the other hand, if your customers don’t use social media in China, perhaps you’re better off spending your marketing dollars elsewhere. This story appears in the November 2012 issue of . Subscribe »last_img read more

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Check Yourself Before You Buy Exciting Tech You Dont Really Need

first_img Enroll Now for Free 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Everybody wants the new shiny thing. But in the world of business, the next hot piece of tech or game-shaking idea may not be what’s best for your company. While some projects can benefit nearly every company, the majority will only aid those who put the legwork into making them truly fit your organizational needs.Related: How Investing in AI is About Investing in People, Not Just TechnologyWhat often makes the difference between a failing company and a growing one is its management — and that means you. That’s not to say that running a successful business means starving yourself of innovative technologies. It’s just crucial that you do your homework, beta test, listen to what your peers are saying, and most importantly, check your intentions for wanting to implement the product or idea. If the answer is that your eyes are bigger than your company’s stomach (and needs), move on. Not every shiny new thing is right for your business, and jumping into something you’re unprepared for is a major risk that rarely pays off.However, there is technology that has proven itself to be useful to most companies — big and burgeoning. Here are some worth considering.Head in the clouds.Data is everything, and there is more of it than ever. We are literally saturating our lives with data. Therefore, I’d venture that every business is using some sort of cloud computing. Whether it’s a small business owner who’s storing information on a free system or a larger company using a more robust system like Salesforce, everyone’s on a cloud.If you’ve got any information that needs storing and accessing, you’ll want to keep it safe. Do your research, and pick the right service for you. Choosing the wrong one can be catastrophic — especially if you don’t want your company to appear incompetent or sloppy to your clients when what you need isn’t at your fingertips.Bring your own device.Freelancers now make up 35 percent of the workforce. In an effort to stay lean, many companies enroll a “bring your own device” (BYOD) system that allows remote, contract and full-time employees to use their personal devices for work purposes. But what businesses save on buying company devices for their staff, they risk in data breaches.Enter mobile device management, or MDM. MDM is typically a security software used by large companies to secure the data of all devices used by the business — whether company-issued or staff-owned. Through on-premise or cloud-based methods, MDM software monitors and manages devices that include smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and desktop computers to secure emails, confidential documents and other assets owned by corporations.Related: 3 Apps to Help You Amplify Your Business and Your LifePart of the reason MDM is one of the most popular technological trends in 2018 is that until recently, the costs for the services were prohibitive for small and medium-sized businesses. Now, with more affordable options for smaller companies, MDM is on the verge of becoming a staple for any business that stores data or uses computers, tablets, and smartphones — which is to say, every business.Artificial productivity?Deep learning is based on the idea that machines can learn, adapt and execute in intelligent ways. But is A.I. good for your company?For businesses like finance or real estate, using machine learning to track trends and identify patterns can be more accurate than someone just crunching numbers. But if you’re a small business owner who owns a diner, a robot cashier may not be as appropriate. On the other hand, a POS (point of sale) system may do the trick for a lot less than a cyborg cashier.Build relationships.Don’t pack your bags and prepare for the coming of the machines just yet. There is still a lot artificial intelligence can’t do. Coming up with big ideas is one, and building authentic relationships with people is another.We’re not just talking about activating sales or getting to know your clients’ need. Don’t forget the people who execute your mission statement. The most important people you should impress aren’t necessarily your clients. Your employees are the ones who take your big ideas and run with them. So, before you run out and buy a machine to fix whatever productivity and sales problems you’re having, do some deep learning of your own. Sometimes, the problems may exist within.Related: 4 Industries That Are Being Disrupted by AITechnology won’t fix what’s wrong.In other words, if you want to scale or transform a failing company, technology can’t fix internal problems. No cloud-based system, machine or gadget can fix bad management, bad hires and bad morale. Covering up failing infrastructure with pretty tech won’t heal what’s underneath. In fact, most sick companies can be fixed with some simple non-tech advances like taking accountability, making time to listen to your employees, offering them ways they can grow within the company and simply caring about who’s working for you in general.Moral of this story? Know your company, inside and out. Before you try to expand or repair a failing business, know what you’re trying to do, and ask yourself what your intentions are for considering using a specific tech in your company. You may want to keep up, but you don’t want to fall down getting there. October 13, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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