Periscope hits 200M broadcasts in first year

first_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Author Previous ArticleVodafone India strikes You Broadband dealNext ArticleFacebook working on in-store purchases for Messenger HomeAppsNews Periscope hits 200M broadcasts in first year Twitter-owned Periscope said in the one year since it launched, more than 200 million broadcasts were created using the live streaming app.It also said “over 110 years” of live video were watched on its Android and iOS apps. Its ‘time watched’ metric does not include time spent watching broadcasts within Twitter, on the web or replays, it clarified.It believes the metric is “most reflective of the value we’re creating for people and the world”, whereas “optimising for DAU/MAU doesn’t properly motivate our team to create a product that people love”.In January, it became possible for users to view live Periscope streams directly within the Twitter app, instead of users being redirected to the Periscope app.The move was part of several features introduced by Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, to improve user growth. Saleha Riaz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 MAR 2016 last_img read more

Watch Elf Breath’s Debut Performance Ft. Members Of Turkuaz, Dopapod, Kung Fu, And The Z3

first_imgIt was an absolutely great night of music! Beau Sasser did not disappoint, as his unique and entertaining style on keys were on full display from beginning to end. Craig Brodhead and Chuck Jones brought their funky grooves to the stage, keeping the crowd entertained through the entirety of the two-set performance. Carbone kept the beat going and the crowd dancing all night long.Check out HD video of the performance from mkdevo, below:Don’t miss Dopapod, Turkuaz, and Kung Fu performing at “The Balldrop” New Year’s Eve event! The three bands are hitting the stage at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on NYE for a night of great music, and there’s no telling what might happen when these funk powerhouses converge. It’s bound to be an awesome way to ring in 2016! More information can be found here.Words/Photography by Scott Orkus Middletown CT – The normally quiet Main Street of Middletown, CT was treated a special evening of music from a newly formed collaboration called Elf Breath, last Tuesday, December 22nd. The group featured an all-star lineup, with Beau Sasser (Kung Fu, Escape Plan) on keys, Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) on guitar and vocals, Chuck Jones (Dopapod) on bass and Bill Carbone (Z3, Max Creek) on drums.  Normally, the venue/restaurant La Boca doesn’t host artists in the Jam and Funk music scene, however, the newly-formed quartet were welcomed on this pre-Christmas occasion. The intimate atmosphere made for the perfect setting, as the group got to work entertaining their fans. From those returning home for the holidays or those out just out with their friends before the holiday, everyone was in great spirits dancing to fresh Elf Breath tunes. last_img read more

Obituary: Longtime former Shawnee Barber Shop owner David Setter dies at 95

first_imgDavid J. Setter, age 95, formerly of Shawnee, passed away at his home in Garnett, Kan., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Dave was owner of the Shawnee Barber Shop for 38 years before retiring to Garnett. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ruth E. Setter of the home, and five children: Mary Kay Keating, Overland Park, Kan., Joe Setter, Englewood, Colo., Rita Anderson, Springhill, Kan., Ralph (Barb) Setter, Omaha, Neb., and Jerry (Robyn) Setter, Lenexa, Kan. Additional survivors include nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Judy (Ron) Miller, Louisburg, Kan., and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rosary and visitation are scheduled for St. Boniface Church, Scipio, Kan., at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, followed by Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Scipio. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Boniface Church, St. Rose School, or Holy Angel’s Church. Arrangements at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Garnett.last_img read more

Your Adult Siblings May Hold The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

first_imgNPR:Somehow we’re squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother. I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table whose blue eyes look just like mine: my younger brother Paul.Paul and I kind of irritated each other when we were kids; I would take bites out of his precisely made sandwiches in just the spot I knew he didn’t want me to, and he would hang around the living room telling jokes when he knew I wanted to be alone with the boy on the couch.…The very presence of siblings in the household can be an education. When a new baby is born, writes psychologist Victor Cicirelli in the 1995 book Sibling Relationships Across the Life Span, “the older sibling gains in social skills in interacting with the younger” and “the younger sibling gains cognitively by imitating the older.”Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

How rhythmic brain oscillations respond to teleportation

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Facebook Share Pinterest “There is this rhythmic firing in the brain during navigation and while remembering things, but we don’t know if it is triggered by sensory input or by the learning process,” Ekstrom said.Ekstrom, postdoc Lindsay Vass and graduate student Milagros Copara were able to solve this problem by working with a group of patients being treated at UC Davis’ Department of Neurological Surgery. These patients have a severe form of epilepsy, and surgeon and study coauthor Kia Shahlaie implanted electrodes on their brains, inside the skull, to find out where seizure activity begins and identify treatment options.In between seizures, the electrodes recorded normal brain activity, and three patients volunteered to take part in the experiment. They were asked to navigate through a streetscape on a computer screen. At some points, they entered a teleporter and jumped to a different, known location in the map. During teleportation, the screen went black for a random period of time.Teleportation did not interrupt the oscillations at all, but the rhythm did change with the distance travelled during teleportation, Ekstrom said.The results show that these oscillations are driven entirely by memory and learning processes in the brain, and do not depend on external senses. They also show that the oscillation carries information about speed and distance travelled, even when that travel is virtual teleportation.center_img Email Technology may not have caught up to the teleportation devices of science fiction, but now we have some idea of how the brain handles “beaming up” from one location to another, thanks to research by neuroscientists at the University of California, Davis, involving some specially wired volunteers.The work is published online Feb. 25, 2016 in the journal Neuron.Arne Ekstrom, associate professor at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, wants to know how we memorize places and routes, and learn to find our way around. It’s long been known that as a rat navigates a maze, its brain gives off a rhythmic oscillation, Ekstrom said. This also happens when humans travel around a virtual landscape on a computer screen. Most models of brain function assume that the oscillations, emanating from the hippocampus deep inside the brain, are at least partly driven by external inputs. LinkedInlast_img read more

Wuhan to use massive testing against COVID-19 resurgence; Russia cases soar

first_imgTwo countries—China and Singapore—are taking massive testing steps to tamp down COVID-19 resurgences, as cases continued to soar in Russia, now the country with the third-highest number of cases.The global total today climbed to 4,239,872 cases, and 290,390 people have died from COVID-19, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.China, Singapore use massive testing against resurgenceWuhan, China’s former epicenter, recently reported its first cluster of cases after the end of its lockdown, and the city announced all residents will be tested over a 10-day period, Reuters reported. The city is home to about 11 million people.The city’s lockdown ended on Apr 8, and a Chinese state media outlet said the government official in the district where Wuhan’s COVID-19 cluster was detected was fired for failures in epidemic prevention and control. The country is also responding to an outbreak in the city of Shulan in Jilin province.Elsewhere, Singapore announced a plan to test all migrant workers, as it works to contain a large outbreak at dorms where most foreign-born workers live. The country has about 323,000 migrant workers, who live in cramped dorms, according to Reuters.In a health ministry statement, it said its strategy in the coming weeks will involve a combination of serological and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. It has been testing about 3,000 workers each day, and so far, more than 32,000 have been tested, many of whom were asymptomatic when tested.Today the health ministry reported 884 new cases, all but 7 of them in migrant workers from the dorms.In South Korea where health officials are grappling with an outbreak linked to nightclubs in Seoul, health officials reported 27 new cases today, 21 of them linked to the nightclub clusters, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.Russia cases soar; ventilators spark fires at 2 hospitalsRussia today reported 10,899 new cases, part of an ongoing surge of cases mainly centered in Moscow, lifting it to the third most-affected country. Though the country now has 232,520 cases, its deaths—at 2,116—are far below many other countries.In other Russian developments, fires linked to faulty ventilators have now been reported at two hospitals, the latest reported today in St Petersburg, according to Reuters. The other fire occurred in Moscow on May 9, killing one patient, and the fire today in St Petersburg killed five people, four of them in a coronavirus intensive care unit.The country’s healthcare watchdog said it would check the quality and safety of the ventilators in the two hospitals. The same ventilator model was involved in both fires, and the St Petersburg hospital and two Russian regions have said they would stop using the model.Also, the spokesman for President Vladimir Putin has been hospitalized with COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has worked with Putin since 2008, and his wife was also diagnosed with an infection. Russian news reports have said Peskov last saw Putin in person more than a month ago. At least three other Russian government officials have been diagnosed with the virus.Africa cases rise steadily, with much community spreadCOVID-19 activity in Africa continues its rapid rise, with cases last week increasing by 56% and deaths increasing by 30%, compared with the 41% and 25% respective rises reported the week before. In its latest weekly update, the World Health Organization African regional office said as of May 10, 43,074 cases and 1,404 deaths had been reported across 46 countries.The nine countries reporting the most marked increases last week were Sao Tome and Principe, Benin, South Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic, Guinea Bissau, Zambia, Gabon, and Ghana. However, 10 countries make up about 80% of the region’s cases, and the top three are South Africa, Algeria, and Nigeria.So far, 23 countries are experiencing community transmission, 14 have clusters, and 9 have sporadic COVID-19 cases. And 971 healthcare worker infections have been reported in the region, about a third of them in South Africa.Lebanon starts new lockdown; Philippines extends restrictionsTwo countries announced new or extended restrictions, Lebanon due to a recent rise in infections after easing restrictions, and the Philippines, due to ongoing activity in its capital city, Manila. In Lebanon, the government today ordered a 4-day lockdown to begin tomorrow, Reuters reported.Cases had been dropping in the country, and last week it started lifting restrictions. Its 4-day lockdown exempts supermarkets and pharmacies and will allow the health ministry to do more COVID-19 testing.In the Philippines, officials extended the lockdown for Manila, where two thirds of the country’s cases have been reported, until June, Reuters reported, noting that the city’s quarantine, which began in the middle of March, has been one of the world’s strictest and longest. However, the government is lifting restrictions in lower-risk parts of the country.last_img read more

Escalante City house raid nets guns, bullets

first_imgA .38-caliber revolver and several bullets were seized from 29-year-old resident Romulo Saguire, police said. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Escalante City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PN BACOLOD City – Police raided a house in Barangay Jonobjonob, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, leading to the recovery of a loose firearm. center_img The police conducted the raid on the strength of a search warrant around 7:10 a.m. on Aug. 14.last_img

UWF Men’s Soccer Earns Two All-American Selections

first_imgUWF Men’s Soccer Earns Two All-American Selections Share Jan. 8, 2008PENSACOLA, Fla. – Despite coming up short in the NCAA Division II tournament, the University of West Florida’s men soccer team was recently honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, with two All-American selections. Senior striker Jimmy McHenry garnered first team honors, while teammate Juan Garcia earned third team honors. McHenry and Garcia were a large part of a team record 18 straight wins this season, and a team ranking as high as third in the nation, going into the post-season.During his brief stint at West Florida, McHenry placed his named in the West Florida and Gulf South Conference record books. This season McHenry racked up 19 goals, nine assists and 47 points, which are all amongst the best outputs by an Argonaut during a single season. The Tallahassee, Fla. native’s 19 goals this season was the second highest total in the conference, and ranks fourth in UWF and tenth in GSC history. The 45 points the speedy forward tallied this season is also fourth the fourth best single season output by an Argonaut and eighth in conference history.For his career, McHenry played just 37 matches during in two years as an Argo, but finishes sixth in school history with 29 career goals and 78 career points and fifth in the West Florida record book with 20 career assists. However, McHenry’s best statistic may be his 0.95 goals per game average, which is second in school history and fifth in GSC’s annals of history.Like his teammate, Garcia also takes his place in West Florida lore, as his 0.72 goals against average and 8 shutouts this season are both all-time West Florida records and rank second and third, respectively, in GSC single season history. The Bogota, Columbia native has broken the records for shutout with 12, and looks to finish his time at UWF by maintaining or bettering his career 0.74 goals against average, which is both a school and conference record. During a 42 match career at West Florida, the junior keeper has a record of 30-2-3 and has accumulated 142 saves.Head Coach Bill Elliott was proud of his players being selected, “It was good to see them get recognized, they are both very deserving, and were very important for our team success this year. With Juan (Garcia) and Jimmy (McHenry), you can just look at the stats and see how good they are, and yes they are great at what they do.” All-Americans for now, but forever etched in the UWF and GSC Men’s Soccer record books. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Van Dyke is a man, and Salah will not wear the…

first_imgArsenal recorded a surprise victory over Liverpool on Wednesday night and refused the champions the pursuit of the Manchester City record for the most points scored in a single championship.The Reds lost after taking the lead in the result due to two unforgivable mistakes. First, Alexander Lacazette took advantage of Virgil van Dyke’s weakness to score 1: 1, and then goalkeeper Alison made a mistake in Rees Nelson’s goal.Here are five conclusions after the match in north London.1. Manchester City will keep its record Earning the title early had its impact and Liverpool lost their zeal in the pursuit of records. Merseyside managed to break a lot, but the one of Manchester City for the most points in one campaign remains. Liverpool had to win their last three games to improve, and that is no longer possible. We remind you that City finished the 2017/18 campaign with 100 points.2. Van Dyke is still human We have questioned him many times, but Virgil van Dyke is still human and he also makes mistakes. Usually, the infallible Dutchman gave Arsenal the first goal, after which there was a complete turnaround. The former Southampton defender was at the heart of the big change in Liverpool since coming to Anfield, but on Wednesday against Arsenal we saw that nothing human is alien to him.3. Lakazet is in excellent shape After several games in which he played the supporting role of the young Eddie Nketia, Alexander Lacazette returned with a bang. The striker scored in the derby with Tottenham, and then scored against the champions for 1: 1, after which he was involved in the winning goal of the Londoners. There are many rumors about the future of Lacazette, but against the background of his recent performances, he proved that he still has a lot to give to Arsenal. And in the big matches.4. Salah will not wear the Golden Shoe again Mohamed Salah’s hopes for a third consecutive “Golden Shoe” are evaporating. Much attention was paid to the Egyptian’s selfishness in the pursuit of achievement and the help provided to him by his teammates, but two games before the end he was four goals behind Jamie Vardy.Salah’s best two chances came in the second half, but failed to materialize. A goal from the Emirates definitely left him in the game.5. Arsenal gained confidence and mood at an important moment It is clear to everyone – the season in the Premier League is a complete failure for Arsenal, but the team still has a chance for a trophy and will give everything to win the FA Cup. Coach Mikel Arteta has made five changes to the squad for the match against Liverpool compared to the one that came out in the derby with Tottenham. Certainly – with one eye, looking at the semifinals of the oldest football match against Manchester City on Saturday. Even Pierre-Emerick Obameyang remained on the bench against the Merseysiders. Arsenal will come out against the “citizens” charged and motivated. That’s why Arteta said that the victory over Liverpool was “the best medicine”.last_img read more