Sharks lose game; have they lost Erik Karlsson?

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/18/bang_e6ab494b-7118-483b-8fb5-d10fd436f359″]ST. LOUIS — There’s a perception that luck has played a role in the Sharks’ success so far this postseason.They didn’t have much Friday night.They lost 2-1 in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues and they might have lost the services of Erik Karlsson. The two-time Norris Trophy stayed on the bench for most of the last nine minutes and all signs pointed to the right groin injury that …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, December 24, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Christmas Eve starts off our week with some clouds, but generally a dry, decent day. Cold air remains in place, with temps near to slightly below normal. A cold front in the upper Midwest today will try and move over the region through Christmas day tomorrow, but generally has little to no effect here. Moisture with the front is minor. We wont rule out a few sprinkles or flurries in far SW parts of Ohio on Christmas, but coverage stays at under 20%, and will be limited to a few hundredths on those area. There is nothing here that will cause travel problems or issues for Christmas, but it will mean a somewhat cloudy, gray holiday.Ohio stays dry for the rest of the week until we get to overnight Thursday night.  Scattered showers arrive there and continue through midday Friday. Rain totals will be limited to .1″-.5″ over about 80% of the state. A look at the end of the week is in the map at right. This system will be significantly weaker here than farther west, and will be born out of a major winter storm moving from the Plains into the western corn belt Wednesday-Thursday. Colder air is on the way behind this system but should wait until Saturday before truly taking controls, when we turn out partly sunny.Light snow and flurries threaten next Sunday, but the truth threat is limited only to north central and NW OH, where we may end up with a fresh coating to half an inch or so. All other areas of Ohio miss out on precipitation, and could end up at least partly sunny. The system is acting more like a clipper, and affects more of the Great Lakes than anywhere else. A mix of clouds and sun expected for New Year’s Eve on Monday, and then partly sunny skies for New Years day and next Wednesday. Temps will stay normal to a bit below.Snow moves into southern Ohio next Wednesday night and continues through Thursday the 3rd. This snow stays south of I-70, but accumulations are likely in that area, and they could be significant, if the cold air holds in as we currently anticipate. There will be no precipitation north of I-70. We are back to dry weather for Friday the 4th.Another significant warm up could be on the way for the 5th through the 7th, with well above normal temps. This will set up a potential strong storm for the night of the 7th through the 8th. Right now, cold air appears to race in at the same time moisture develops, meaning we could see some snow, and there is potential for some good accumulations. However, there is plenty of time for the pattern to shift and the system to evolve. Overall, the coming 2 week period has the potential for some very wild swinging weather. Merry Christmas!last_img read more

7 Things Clients Look For in a Video Production Company

first_imgLand new clients and earn their trust by making sure your video production company adheres to these 7 simple (yet crucial) practices.If you’re already in the video production industry, then you know there’s nothing more important than a client pitch meeting. It’s the most essential part of the business, and it’s the biggest difference between small-time operations and bigger video production companies.And while your pitch will always be the most important part of landing new clients, there are some very concrete, helpful, and even surprisingly simple things that all clients look for when considering different video production companies.1. Brand ReputationImage via A Lot Of People.To begin with, ask yourself Have your prospective clients heard of you already? Do they know how great your company is and what wonderful projects you produce? If not, why not?Building a strong brand reputation happens two ways. One, you do solid work for solid clients, delivering the goods time and time again for years. And two, you get out there and tell people — networking, advertising, marketing, and showcasing your biggest and most-accomplished projects. Look into submitting projects for awards. Find press and publicity. Word of mouth is always great, but to really push your company forward, you’ll need to find as many solid ways as possible to get your name out there.2. Similar WorkAnd while brand reputation might get the clients to give you the time of day, by far the most important element on this list has to be the ability to showcase similar work. Ideally, if you’re pitching a car commercial (for example), you want to showcase car commercials you shot in the past.Pro tip: If you don’t have similar projects to showcase, try your best to re-frame your other projects so they share some similar aspects to the project you’re pitching.3. Real Team, Real PeopleImage via Diego Cervo.Having worked professionally on both sides of this industry, I can tell you that there is absolute value in simply being a real person in the process. Clients look for people they can connect with, solve problems with, and ultimately succeed with. So, if a company is just handing off edits to sub-contractors, this quickly becomes apparent, and you lose that genuine connection.4. Solid Point of ContactSimilarly, when a client is going to sign on for a project — especially when it’s more than a one-off video or something with multiple deliverables and phases — they want to know exactly who their point of contact will be — and when and where to reach them at all hours of the day.This doesn’t mean you can’t set boundaries. You should. Regular business hours are important. But if you can provide a real person, one who can consistently respond in a timely manner with accurate, up-to-date information and support, your clients will sleep easier at night and be more willing to come back again.5. Clear, Professional, and Upfront FinancesHaving worked with companies and clients both big and small, I can tell you that the one thing that will always remain the same is the need for clear, concise, and upfront finances. This will benefit both parties in the long run. Clients will always appreciate clear and accurate quotes for how much a project will cost.It’s even better if you can line-item costs so clients can see exactly where their money will be going and why. The last thing you want to do is change things up and ask for more money later. Clients hate that.6. Results-Driven AttitudeImage via TZIDO SUN.When clients reach out to video production companies, they’re not looking for a robotic, manufactured product. They’re looking for a creative partner or a marketing consultant. If you can spend the time to really work with your client to understand their needs, and what problem they’re trying to solve, not only can you provide a greater product, you can also help them with their bottom line — which will always win you more work in the future.7. The Little PerksAnd finally, clients appreciate the little things. You’d be surprised by the seemingly insignificant gestures that some clients will say won them over to sign a contract. Whether it’s someone greeting them at the door with a smile, a small gift, or a nice followup email. It never hurts to make the effort to show clients you appreciate them and that their business actually means something to you and your company.Cover image by FrimuFilms.Looking for more articles on video production? Check these out.5 Ways to Add Value to Your Corporate Video Production Projects7 Tips for Working with Voice-Over in Corporate Video ProjectsIs Branded Content the Future of Commercial Filmmaking?Industry Insights: Careers in Commercial, Indie, or Corporate FilmmakingWhat Can Production Insurance Do for Your Film or Video?last_img read more

San Diego County Gun Owners respond to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds

first_img DEL MAR (KUSI) – The San Diego County Gun Owners PAC has published an official statement in response to the shooting incident that took place during the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.RELATED STORY: Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar FairgroundsTheir statement reads:“In response to the shooting at the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC calls on the 22nd Agricultural Board to discontinue events that invite violence and, instead, support events that promote family, safety, and law-abiding San Diegans, such as the Crossroads of the West gun show.“Where’s the moral outrage towards the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Agricultural Association board of directors? The Agricultural Board permitted a rap concert performed by an artist with a history of glorifying violence, drug dealing, gang culture, and degrading women. Guess what happened? Sure enough, violence breaks out with a gun. Yet, the board is entertaining the idea, based on so-called moral grounds, of discontinuing the gun shows attended by thousands of law-abiding San Diegan families who learn gun safety. The board wants to close down or demand additional security for family-oriented events, but then they allow Ice Cube concerts.“Their hypocrisy is obvious: The fairgrounds board has lost all moral authority. We call on the board to realign their priorities with the rule of law and support events that promote safe, legal, responsible activities for families to enjoy, such as the annual county fair and the gun shows.”Michael A. SchwartzExecutive DirectorSan Diego County Gun Owners PAC Mike McKinnon III, San Diego County Gun Owners respond to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds Mike McKinnon III Posted: September 4, 2018 September 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Cook Inlet Energy Fined 50000

first_imgAccording to documents filed by the AOGCC in a letter dated on December 18, 2017, CIE notified the AOGCC that the well was exhibiting excess pressure in the well’s inner annulus while injecting water. Excess pressure in the inner annulus can potentially cause fluid leaks. No injury to the public occurred. However, the potential wellbore failure posed an obvious threat to both public health and the environment, according to the AOGCC. According to the AOGCC, CIE operated the new well for roughly six months without notifying the AOGCC after it started continuous injections on July 1, 2017. The fine was issued as two separate $25,ooo fines; one for for failing to notify AOGCC when a well, on the Osprey oil platform, showed “significant pressure anomalies”. The second was for failing to test a new injection well. The Osprey Platform, or the Redoubt Unit is located  on the west side of Cook Inlet. AOGCC regulations require notification by the next working day if an injection rate, operating pressure observation, or pressure test indicates pressure communication or leakage in any casing, tubing, or packer. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a $50,000 fine to Cook Inlet Energy, for failing to report a pressure communication and required mechanical integrity test. A review of the well history done by the AOGCC showed that the CIE was operating the new well without passing an AOGCC-witness post-injection mechanical integrity test.last_img read more

Meghan Trainor Announces Release Date For Her Next Album Treat Myself

first_imgNews Twitter Meghan Trainor Announces Release Date For Her Next Album ‘Treat Myself’ “No Excuses” and “Let You Be Right” have stoked appetites for more treats to comePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jun 19, 2018 – 5:28 pm On June 19 GRAMMY winner Meghan Trainor announced the title and date for her upcoming album — Treat Myself — arriving Aug. 31. Preorders open June 20.First looks, before its title was announced, were provided by the March 1 release of her singles “No Excuses” and the June 4 release of “Let You Be Right.” “No Excuses” reached No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. In May Trainor also keynoted ASCAP’s I Create Music Expo, and since June 7 fans have been able to catch her on the musical competition TV series “The Four” as well. https://twitter.com/Meghan_Trainor/status/1009073191828897792 Facebook Meghan Trainor Gets Ready To Treat Herself meghan-trainor-announces-release-date-her-next-album-treat-myself Email As for the album, last December, Trainor became engaged to Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara. Soon after, she told Entertainment Weekly that Sabara and her family members performed on every song from the album.While it seems we’ll have to wait for additional details, Trainor did give a little hint of what to expect: “It’s obviously me being in love and happy,” she said. “And reminding myself to choose happiness and love myself.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Acer updates two notebook lines with Ryzen processors

first_img $999 $59 at eBay Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy Tags Mentioned Above Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-57CP – 14″ – Core i5 7200U – 8 GB RAM – 256 GB SSD – US International $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $999 $60 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $6 at Tidal TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read the Rylo camera preview An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Chris Monroe/CNET See it Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice 7 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Acer’s Swift 3 notebook is getting a processor upgrade. Acer Acer is beefing up a pair of its notebook lines with new chip muscle.The computer maker said Wednesday that the Nitro 5 and Swift 3 notebooks would be powered by the second generation of AMD’s Ryzen mobile processor. The announcement comes a week before the start of the Computex tech show in Taiwan.The Nitro 5 — a notebook aimed at gamers — is getting the second-generation Ryzen 7 3750H processor and the Radeon RX 560X graphics card. “Users can expect stunning visuals and responsive performance from the new AMD technology,” Acer said in a statement.The productivity-focused Swift 3 is getting the second-generation Ryzen 7 3700U processor and Radeon Vega graphics card. Acer says the notebook’s power can perform computing-intensive tasks such as video editing and tackle casual gaming.The beefier notebooks will be on display at Acer’s Computex booth from May 28 through June 2. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It Post a comment $299 at Amazon AMD Acer,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. center_img Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It Read Google Home Hub review $999 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Acer Swift 3 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Tags Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP Share your voice 0 Comments Boost Mobile See at Turo Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Laptops Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 See It Rylo Sprint See it Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon The Cheapskate Read the AirPods review Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo $210 at Best Buy Review • A better-looking budget laptop Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

IndianAmerican businessman found dead in Delhis Taj Palace

first_imgGetty ImagesAn Indian man was found dead in his room at the Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday morning.Munni Jaitely, a 35-year-old Indian-born US citizen, travelled frequently to India due on business needs and had landed in the national capital on Thursday. His father felt something amiss when his calls to Munni went unanswered. His father then called the hotel reception and asked them to check, reported IANS.”His father called the hotel reception and requested them to check his son’s status. The hotel staff tried to connect with Jaitely through the landline, but didn’t succeed,” Eish Singhal, the Additional DCP, was quoted as saying by IANS.Singhal said that the manager went to Munni’s room on the sixth floor and knocked on the door. Upon getting no response, the manager used his master key card and opened the door to find Munni lying unconscious.Munni was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Munni’s death, the police were informed and an investigation was launched.The preliminary investigation revealed that there was no foul play since no one, including the hotel staff, was in the vicinity of Munni’s room between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to the CCTV footage.”A medical board would conduct an autopsy on Monday to ascertain if he consumed any drug, causing the death,” said the Additional DCP.last_img read more

Will March For Our Lives Influence Politicians–Particularly In Texas– And Why That

first_imgThis is the latest Politics 101 episode with our political experts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer , with the highlights of the week:  Sharelast_img

Bill Banning Tackle Football Sacked in Committee

first_imgA bill that would have banned tackle football, heading in soccer and checking in lacrosse for children under 14 on publicly funded fields, was killed in a Maryland General Assembly House committee recently.Del. Terri Hill (D-12), a surgeon, filed a bill that would have banned contact sports for youth under 14. The bill was killed in committee earlier this week. (Courtesy photo)The Ways and Means Committee overwhelmingly rejected the legislation (19 voted to kill the bill, three did not vote), which the bill’s sponsors called a “public health” bill. The measure could have had a major ripple effect for youth sports across the nation if it had passed.The bill was filed in the House by Del. Teri Hill (D-12) a doctor, who represents parts of Baltimore and Howard counties, who says she loves football.“In reality, what we’re trying to do is minimize the risk of kids getting these injuries, because the younger the brain, the more long-term damage we see,” Dr. Hill told the CBS affiliate in Baltimore.An online petition against the bill allegedly accumulated more than 7,000 signatures.“I really didn’t expect the bill to pass, but I think it’s a conversation we have to have and I don’t think the conversation is over,” Dr. Hill told the Baltimore Sun.last_img read more