Erik Karlsson enters rare territory as Sharks top Oilers

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Next up on Erik Karlsson’s hit list: Bobby Orr, Phil Housley and Brian Leetch.Karlsson entered into rare territory Tuesday, recording three more assists as the Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 at SAP Center to earn their fourth straight win.In doing so, he became just the fifth defenseman in NHL history to record assists in 14 consecutive appearances. If Karlsson picks up an assist against the Vegas …last_img read more

Celebrate Africa in Johannesburg

first_img25 May 2010Starting from Africa Day, 25 May and stretching through the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Johannesburg celebrates the art, culture, music and literature of the continent through a variety of activities at venues across the city.Without MasksAfrica will be celebrated through four major exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. The main event will be an Afro-Cuban display entitled Without Masks, says Antoinette Murdoch, the chief curator at the gallery.Opening on 25 May, the exhibition features work from 25 contemporary Cuban artists, curated by Orlando Hernandes. It will comprise 80 pieces, covering work from 1980 to 2009.“We have chosen this brief period of Cuban art because in many ways it is in this interval when the treatment of Afro-Cuban themes acquires new characteristics that remarkably contrast with relatively stereotyped, idealised or picturesque nature predominant in former periods, particularly during the entire 19th century and a good part of the 20th century,” Hernandes says.He describes the collection as being a “work in progress”, which will include pieces by artists from various generations.A range of mediums will be on show, such as paintings on canvas and wood; watercolours; drawings; engraving such as xylograving, silkscreen and collography; collages; patchwork; installation; soft sculptures; photography; video installation; and video art.2010 art showMeanwhile, African artists are exhibiting their works in a huge show at Museum Africa in Newtown. The show is also a parallel event of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which runs from 11 June to 11 July.Called SPace: Currencies in Contemporary Art, the exhibition it opened on 11 May and will run until 11 July.“This is an important pan-African contemporary art exhibition recognised as an official 2010 Fifa World Cup host city event,” Sibongile Mazibuko, head of the city’s 2010 office, said at the announcement of the exhibition last year.The city’s portfolio head of community development, Bafana Sithole, said: “When the World Cup has come and gone, there should be something of value left behind … This exhibition is meant to portray the continent’s diverse cultures and for African artists to showcase their work. It is also meant to draw global attention to Africa.”Book fairIn celebration of Africa Week, Joburg’s library and information services unit has arranged a book fair to highlight the importance of indigenous literature, languages and writers.On 26 May, there will be Africa Day celebrations at four high schools in Soweto, each school representing a different an African country.The Bassline in Newtown will host musical greats from across the continent on Reggae Night. Pops Mohammed and Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi will also perform.African UnionAfrica Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia. On that day, 30 leaders from African countries signed a founding charter with the hope that all African states should unite so that the welfare of their peoples could be assured.The OAU is the predecessor of the African Union (AU), which aims to secure democracy and human rights on the continent, and sustain Africa’s economies by ending intra-African conflict and creating a common market.The AU, formed in 2002, is made up of 53 African nations and is designed along the lines of the European Union. At present, it has the power to promote African economic, social and political integration.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Spoon Serves Desktop Apps Virtually

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Spoon, a developer of app virtualization and streaming technology, announced last week the launch of Spoon Server. The Spoon Server allows allows the delivery of desktop apps via the Web without downloads or installations.Spoon Server simplifies app deployment. Businesses can utilize the Spoon Server to make desktop apps available to users via the Web, Microsoft SharePoint, or directly from the Start menu. As apps are streamed over the Web or via portals, it eliminates the need for runtime dependencies and also enables legacy apps to run unmodified on Microsoft Windows 7. Additionally, with Spoon Studio, existing desktop apps can be converted into software-as-a-service offerings.Spoon Server provides an app portal, as well as web-based administration and analytics on app usager. Spoon Server’s licensing model consists of a server license and an incremental Named End User license. There are no restrictions on the number of apps that can be used with the standard edition. “Enterprises and application developers no longer have to choose between the rich experience of desktop apps and the ease of deployment and maintenance of web apps,” said Kenji Obata, founder and CEO of Spoon. The Seattle-based company was formerly known as Xenocode. Related Posts audrey watterscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Announcements#cloud last_img read more

Boxing chief criticizes IOC comments on Olympic competition

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, top left, speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)GOLD COAST, Australia— The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach’s comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport’s federation can’t get its affairs in order.Bach said last weekend that the IOC wants the sport at next year’s Tokyo Games and is prepared to organize both the qualification and the competition if boxing’s troubled international governing body, the AIBA, loses its Olympic status over leadership and financial problems.ADVERTISEMENT “Organizing a sports event is also not rocket science,” Bach told a meeting in Sydney on Saturday. “So I guess we will be able to manage it in the end. It’s a very universal sport, so we want to have boxing on the program. If the case arises … we would have to make an effort then to have such a tournament.”AIBA executive director Tom Virgets said Bach’s comments belittled the job of international sports federations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’re very concerned about it,” Virgets said in an interview with SNTV on Wednesday. “We have concerns about it mostly for the athletes and for the programs.“We’re in the best position to ensure a good quality games. I think Mr. Bach’s statement … is disappointing because I think we play a much more important role.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Naomi Osaka taps into ‘zombie mode’ to advance in Madrid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Virgets said the AIBA had the institutional knowledge and “we understand the politics and all the behind the scenes things that take place.”“We’ve spent a year and a half reforming and I think we’re in the best position because we have made all these corrective actions.”Relations between the IOC and AIBA have been tense since Uzbekistan businessman Gafur Rakhimov was elected AIBA president in November, beating Kazakh candidate Serik Konakbayev.The U.S. Treasury Department has alleged Rakhimov has links to organized crime and placed him under sanctions. Rakhimov denies the allegations.AIBA risks being derecognized in June after an IOC inquiry panel reports. Until then, AIBA is banned from contacting 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Virgets said he hopes an agreement can be reached between his organization and the IOC ahead of next year’s games.“If the IOC will talk to me, we can find a win-win solution if that is legitimately what we’re trying to find,” he said. “And I think that’s the only way to resolve this issue because right now the IOC doesn’t trust what AIBA is doing (and) we don’t trust what they’re doing.“We need to come together and have conversation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR FILM?I was inspired by watching old John Wayne Westerns. He always has a comedic sidekick – played by Walter Brennan, Gaby Hayes, Andy Devine, etc – who is played for humor, but who John Wayne relies on, intimately. I wanted to know who that sidekick was.WHAT WERE THE GREATEST CHALLENGES YOU FACED DURING THE FILM?We were shooting a Western in 20 days in the middle of nowhere Montana. Every day we had to race the sunset, fight the weather. It really was an adventure.WHAT APPEAL DO YOU THINK YOUR FILM WILL HAVE FOR AUDIENCES?It’s a modern twist on the classic Western that I hope appeals to fans of the genre and folks looking for a good movie.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A CREATOR?To tell stories that make people think and influence their perspectives.WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NEXT?A sci fi script.WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING FILMMAKERS?Go make your movie.WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVOURITE FILMS OF ALL TIME?Too many to name … Unforgiven, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Ballad of Cable Hogue among many others.IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOUR FILM IN THREE WORDS … WHAT WOULD THEY BE?Coming-of-age WesternIF YOU COULD RESHOOT ANY FILM MADE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE IT?I wouldn’t want to touch someone else’s creation like that.WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL SHOWTIMES:NOVEMBER 30, 2017, 8:30 PM – RAINBOWDECEMBER 1, 2017, 3:15 PM – RAINBOWGET YOUR TICKETS AT: A coming-of-age Western for a 65 year old man.CASTING AND CREDITSExecutive Producer: Niraj Bhatia Higher Content (Production Company), Om Films (Production Company), Armian Pictures (Production Company), Rival Pictures (Production Company)Producers: Jared Moshe, Edward Parks, Neda Armian, Dan Burks, Higher Content, Om Films, Armian Pictures, Rival PicturesCast: Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan, Peter FondaCinematographer: David McFarlandEditing: Terel GibsonScreenplay: Jared MosheDistribution/Print Source: A24 Bill Pullman Peter Fonda Joseph Lee Anderson Michael Spears Emily Jones THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:center_img DIRECTOR’S BIO: Jared Moshe is an American-born film director, screenwriter and producer of independent films. He wrote and directed the feature Westerns Dead Man’s Burden (2013) and The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017). He has also produced the features Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011), Silver Tongues (2011), Beautiful Losers (2008), Low and Behold (2007), Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006), and Destricted (2006).FILM: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN Advertisement Advertisement GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL TODAYlast_img read more