Timeline for MH370

first_imgThe Boeing 777 that is missing MH370 TimelineMarch 8,2014 – B777 missingMarch 17 – Search moves to Southern Indian OceanMarch 28 – Search moves to 1800km west of PerthApril 4 – Search moves off ExmouthApril 7 – “Black box” pings detectedApril 16 – Underwater search startsMay 29 – Bluefin 21 search abandonedJune 20 – Search moves south to “March 28” areaLate June – Sea floor mapping startsOct 3 – Towed side-scan sonar search to startJan 14, 2015: Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) called for expressions of interest to prepare for recovery operations for MH370.April 7: Search area doubled to 120,000 square kilometres.July 29: Boeing 777 flaperon found on Reunion Island.August 5: 59,000sq/km searchedlast_img

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Will Microsoft’s New Xbox Event In May Reveal Always-Online Requirements?

first_imgTags:#gaming#Microsoft#PlayStation 4#Xbox nick statt 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Microsoft’s follow-up to the Xbox 360, currently code named ‘Durango,’ will likely be unveiled on May 21 at a “small venue” with a focus on initial details and a 2013 company roadmap, sources tell The Verge.  Because this May event is only one month from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, its likely Microsoft won’t actually show the physical console and will instead focus on hardware specs, social and online gaming features and a timeline for release. Perhaps most important, there’s no word on whether Microsoft will require always-on Internet connectivity to use the the new platform.Putting aside the decision to keep the event small, this move appears to parrot the steps taken by Sony in February when it unveiled the PlayStation 4 at an extravagant showing in New York City. Company executives spent a lot of time talking PlayStation philosophy but never displayed a physical console. With E3 right around the corner, Microsoft has no reason to jump the gun either. In another move seemingly cribbed from Sony, Microsoft is reportedly outfitting the new Xbox with an AMD x86 chip, giving it a PC architecture that will not play old games. Other notable specs rumored for the new console include a 1.6GHz 8-core CPU, 8GB of memory, and a 500GB hard drive. Always-Online Rumors Take Center StageMore pressing than any hardware spec, confirmed launch title or release date is the rumor that Microsoft will bake in so called “always-online functionality” to its new Xbox. Always-online functionality would require players to maintain an active Internet connection at all times just to use the new console.The benefits of this are unclear – at least for players – while the negatives have been argued time and again and even displayed in real-time with debacles like Electronic Arts’ SimCity launch disaster, which has contributed to the game publisher reaching the finals of The Consumerist’s Worst Company In America Poll for the second year in a row. It’s hard to imagine Microsoft thinks it can get away with enforcing such a monumental shift on Xbox players. By restricting console use to the quality and reliability of the players’ Internet connections, Microsoft would make players  beholden to company servers and whatever digital content management restrictions publishers decide to impose. Such a move would be a disaster waiting to happen, though it illustrates the contentious future of an industry stuck in a constant in a tug-of-war between big gaming companies and committed, tech-savvy gamers. If Microsoft is smart, it will keep quiet in May on the always-online rumors, but even that won’t soothe the angry mob. Image of current Xbox suite courtesy of Microsoft. center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Exhibition game between hockey stars to mark refurbished Kalinga Stadium opening

first_imgBhubaneswar, Oct 3 (PTI) An exhibition match between hockey legends Dhanraj Pillay and Dilip Tirkey’s sides will be played on October 10 to mark the inauguration of the newly-refurbished Kalinga Stadium here. Pillay and Tirkey will lead their respective teams comprising a mix of past and present players of the national team. Familiar faces to feature in the match include goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh as also retired former captain Sardar Singh, Viren Rasquinha, Deepak Thakur among others. The match will showcase the newly-refurbished Kalinga Stadium that plays host to the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup beginning here on November 28. Speaking on the exhibition match, Pillay said, “Odisha Government is breathing new life into hockey and I thank them for such initiatives. This is a landmark event in Indian hockey – an exhibition match with legends of the game and Team India. “I do hope that we are able to entertain the capacity crowd that will be at the Kalinga Stadium along with every hockey fan sitting at home and watching us.” Tirkey added, “There is no better way to portray the glory of Odisha and Kalinga Stadium than getting the past and present of hockey together by the way of this iconic match. I am really excited about the face off against Dhanraj and team.” Vishal Dev, Commissionercum-Secretary, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Odisha government said the refurbished Kalinga Stadium will offer best of facilities to both players and fans. “With an aim to provide best of the sports infrastructures, the Odisha state government remodelled Kalinga stadium into an international sports complex providing facilities for all kinds of sports and games,” he said.advertisement “Both, the practice and main pitches have been re-laid with a new blue turf as per the FIH specification. The stadium capacity has also been increased from 8500 to 15000, whilst adding two new galleries in the north and south ends of the stadium.” Teams: Team Dhanraj Pillay: Dhanraj Pillay (Captain), PR Sreejesh (GK), Viren Rasquinha, Sardar Singh, Prabhjyot Singh, Sandeep Singh, Varun Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Kothajit Singh , Jarmanpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Simranjeet Singh, Hardik Singh, S V Sunil, Gurjant Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Pradeep Singh; Coach: Harendra Singh. Team Dilip Tirkey: Dilip Tirkey (Captain), Krishan Bahadur Pathak (GK), Ignance Tirkey, VR Raghunath, Deepak Thakur, Manpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Rupinder Pal Singh, Suraj Karkera, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sumit Kumar; Coach: Chris Ciriello. PTI SSC ATKATKlast_img read more

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Work to Verify Cockpit Country Boundary Under Way

first_img The Forestry Department is undertaking work to verify the estimated boundary of the Cockpit Country.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, during Wednesday’s (July 25) post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House.He noted that the estimated area to be protected as the Cockpit Country is 219 kilometres.“The verification exercise commenced at the start of the financial year on the eastern side of the proposed boundary and will continue until the on-the-ground data is collected for all of the component parts,” Senator Reid said.He added that the process is projected to be completed in the next financial year and is being supported through funding received under the European Union Budgetary Support Programme.The Information Minister said that approximately five meetings will be held over the next few months in order to keep members of the various communities in and around the boundary abreast of the verification exercise.“This will give persons from approximately 31 communities in the environs of the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country the opportunity to pose questions to the agency on the process,” Senator Reid said. Story Highlights The Forestry Department is undertaking work to verify the estimated boundary of the Cockpit Country. This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, during Wednesday’s (July 25) post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House. “The verification exercise commenced at the start of the financial year on the eastern side of the proposed boundary and will continue until the on-the-ground data is collected for all of the component parts,” Senator Reid said.last_img read more

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Who Needs The MVP Mike Trout Might Be The GOAT

We all want to witness history, so it can be tempting to baselessly hype up current stars as all-time legends. But that can make it more difficult to appreciate true greatness in the moment. What’s the truth and what’s the narrative? In Trout’s case, the hype is justified and then some.After hitting the cover off the ball in the minors, Trout had a mediocre call-up year in which he hit 11 percent worse than the league average, judging by OPS+ (adjusted on-base plus slugging percentage).1Although even then, he was ahead of the curve; the average 19-year-old non-pitcher since 1901 had an OPS+ of 78. But he retained his rookie status for 2012 after missing the cutoff for eligibility in 2011 by seven at-bats.Since then, it’s been nothing but sustained greatness for Trout. Playing a full schedule for the first time in 2012, the 20-year-old Trout dominated, posting the 22nd-best season by a position player in MLB history according to WAR. While he may have peaked with 10.8 WAR that year — only four players (Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays) have had two seasons with that many WAR in their careers — his 37.3 WAR between 2012 and 2015 ranks as the 31st-best four-year stretch in major league history. And he’s the only player to put up such a run between the ages of 20 and 23; the next-youngest were Mantle and Ty Cobb, each of whom did it from age 22 to 25.What remains to be seen, though, is whether Trout being the best young player ever means Trout is tracking to be the best ever, period, full stop. Among the WAR leaders through age 23, some were like Cobb, producing good years into their late 30s and beyond; others, such as Andruw Jones, saw their performance fall off considerably after turning 30. Trout already has more career WAR than 96.9 percent of all players in major league history, but can he pass the other 3.1 percent?A quick-and-dirty way to estimate Trout’s end-of-career WAR pace is to use Baseball-Reference.com’s similarity scores in the spirit of projection systems like PECOTA or CARMELO. Through age 23, the most similar players to Trout include Mantle, Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr.,2Miguel Cabrera is a fun inclusion at No. 5 — he beat Trout for MVP in both 2012 and 2013. although Trout’s WAR has been about 47 percent higher than his cohort of comparables. From age 24 onward, that group of similar players3Excluding still-active players. produced an average of 68.2 WAR. So if we think Trout will continue to be 47 percent better than them over the rest of his career, we would expect Trout’s future to hold 100.6 more WAR before he retires. Adding 100.6 WAR to his current total of 37.9, we arrive at a career forecast of 138.5 WAR.That’s a heckuva lot of WAR, but it’s not No. 1: That total would rank sixth among position players since 1901. If he plays until age 40, Trout will have to average 7.4 WAR per season4Essentially top-5-in-MLB production by 2015’s standard. to catch Ruth as the best position player. (And that’s not even considering the 20.6 wins of value Ruth added as a pitcher.) Being the best ever through age 23 is no guarantee of what will happen over the next decade and a half.Even so, Trout’s career has started off unlike anyone else’s in MLB history. Although he has only one MVP to show for it (for now), it’s a remarkable achievement to be the G.O.A.T. through any age — much less every season you’ve played. The MVP snubs keep piling up for Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. On Thursday, Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays bested Trout for Most Valuable honors in the American League. It’s the third time that he’s lost in a year when he led the league in wins above replacement (WAR). (The guy’s only been in the league for four official years, mind you.) Aside from his win over a not-so-crowded field a year ago, voters seem determined to find reasons that Trout shouldn’t be MVP.But Trout can take solace in this: He might be on pace to become the greatest player of all time. Each year that Trout has played a full season, he has ended the season as the all-time MLB leader in career WAR for his age. read more

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Michael Vick Will Not Return to Eagles Next Season

Michael Vick’s frequent injuries have turned off the Philadelphia Eagles, who have decided not to re-sign the quarterback who lost the starting job to Nick Foles last season.The Eagles will seek another backup to Foles, a veteran who will be comfortable in the role, according to cbssports.com.Vick has said he believes he is a starter, an indirect indication that he wanted out of Philly.Sources say Vick’s injury history has given Philly pause, and he will explore other options in free agency. The Jets, Raiders and other teams are monitoring Vick. Vick played previously for Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in Philadelphia.Vick joined the Eagles in 2009. In 2010 he won the Comeback Player of the Year award after throwing for 21 touchdowns and running for nine to lead Philly to the playoffs. read more

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Suspect Taken into Custody Following Murder in Acklins Island

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #manarrestedfollowingmurder Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 5, 2017 – Acklins Island – A man is in custody following an overnight stabbing on Acklins Island that has left a man dead.In the violent altercation which transpired in Mason’s Bay, around 8:30 PM on June 3, one man was hit with a bottle and the other stabbed with an object. The two men were transported to the local clinic where they were treated by a doctor and later released.Then around 8:30am on Sunday June 4, the man who was stabbed was found dead outside his home located in Delectable Bay.The suspect was later arrested and taken into custody. Central Detective Unit officers from New Providence are in Acklins assisting with this investigation.#magneticmedianews#manarrestedfollowingmurderlast_img read more

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Editorial Leadership Shuffle at Wiredcom

first_imgThrough a pair of tweets yesterday Mark McClusky and Evan Hansen announced a transition at the top editor spot at Condé Nast’s Wired.com. Hansen is departing and McClusky, formerly the editorial development director, will be taking over the position, a role that Hansen had filled since 2005. 

Hansen ambiguously broke the news about his departure on Twitter Monday tweeting “So long @wired it’s been fun.”  Shortly after, McCulsky followed up by tweeting, “Couldn’t possibly be more proud or excited to be named the new editor of Wired.com. Now, the fun starts.”No information has been given as to why Hansen is leaving, or who made the decision. However, a Condé Nast representative has confirmed that Hansen is out and McClusky is in. McClusky was just promoted to editorial development director at Wired.com last month.  Condé Nast also reports that Hayley Nelson will be joining Wired.com as director of product, a new position at the publication. Nelson joins from The New York Times. Both McClusky and Nelson will report to the recently named editor-in-chief at Wired magazine, Scott Dadich.last_img read more

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