Coffee Break: Introducing Instant Cappuccino

first_imgHi all,I’m taking a break from end-of-year packing to introduce myself, and this blog, to you. Mine is a big packing job, since I’m heading back to the US of A after 9 months as a Visiting Student in this watery isle and spire-y university. The year’s been incredible, and I leave with rich impressions of England and the English, most of which I’ve published in my opinions column at the Brown Daily Herald. If you’re interested, check out my musings.I’ve been writing for the Herald since 2004, on politics, culture and how our generation (Y, if you were born between 1980 and 2000), experiences the world. Oftentimes, defining Gen Y culture has a lot to do with the technology and trends (iPods, e-books, wikipedia, facebook and blogs like this one) for which we 20-somethings are the guinea-pigs. If there’s one place that the Internet has made its biggest impact, it’s in schools and universities—can you imagine writing an essay without Google or JStor? I can’t. And if you believe social theorists like David Brooks, who say that the biggest culture wars occur over education, that people are defined by educational experience, then changes in our world, in the lives of 20-something students, are the harbingers of changes in the world at large. The second front in the Internet culture war is the world of journalism. As a Herald columnist, a blogger here and elsewhere and a news reporter for Cherwell and Cherwell24, I’ve watched news media slowly adjust to the Internet Age. Mainstream print papers are diving into the blogosphere; blogs are turning into big business. As the place we turn for the truth about our world, changing news media means big changes in our social worldview. Once again, as the first group to grow up with GoogleNews, LexisNexis, RSS feeds and CNN Pipeline, we, generation Y, are the test case.Here at Instant Cappuccino, I’ll post news stories and videos about our changing world. I’ll post my thoughts on technology, politics and popular culture. As a forum for students, Cappuccino will focus on issues in education and the spread of information. As a blog, Cappuccino will be part of the transformation.Of course, what makes our culture of Wikipedia and YouTube different from the first Internet revolution of Yahoo and Netscape, is that interaction is overtaking information as the premium capital. So please, post your own thoughts. Tell me when (and this happens often) I am wrong about what’s trendy. Link to Cappuccino on your own blogs, and tell me what other sites I should be following. With your participation, over a cup of virtual coffee, we can make sense of the new world we live in, and predictions for the world to come.Cherwell 24 is not responsible for content of external linkslast_img read more

Kalinago Week to commence on Sunday

first_img Share Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Kalinago Week to commence on Sunday by: – September 17, 2011 Photo credit: Facebook.comThe Kalinago Council will tomorrow launch its annual Kalinago Week with an opening ceremony and Traditional Kalinago Craft Expo, under the theme “Kalinago Pride: Using Knowledge to Maintain Our Cultural and Heritage.”Kalinago Week is a major annual event for the Kalinago people with events emphasizing cultural pride and celebrating Kalinago traditions. As part of activities for Kalinago Week, Councilor Prosper Paris will visit local Primary Schools in Concord, Atkinson, Salybia and Sineku to present a one hour lecture on Kalinago history and significant events affecting the Kalinago Territory and people, a Community panel discussion, a domino knock-out competition, a health fair, sports day and Miss Kalinago and Princess Natari Pageants.The health fair which will be held at the New Salybia Health Facility will focus on Traditional and Conventional Medicine and will be conducted by medical students from Ross University. Health screenings and checkups, free HIV/AIDS Testing by the National AIDS Response Unit will also be provided as part of the health fair. The traditional Kalinago healers will also be present to provide information on herbal medicinal remedies.The Karina Cultural Group under the guidance of Gerard and Miranda Langlais will host the Miss Kalinago and Princess Natari Pageant Shows. The Miss Kalinago Show will feature four young ladies; fifteen year old Frances Joseph of Sineku, seventeen year old Adelline Auguiste of Crayfish River, sixteen year old Debbie Auguiste of St. Cry, eighteen year old Shirley Mason Bataca and fifteen year old Candecilia Frederick of Mahaut RiverThe Miss Natari Show will feature four princesses; ten year old Nichole Eustace of Bataca, ten year old Kerry-Ann Mingo of Sineku, ten year old Tayonna Tyson of Crayfish River and ten year old Vera Darroux of St Cyr.The week of events will run from the 18th through the 25th of September.Dominica Vibes News 44 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Tipstrr announces new cryptocurrency at #bofcon2018

first_imgShare Submit Related Articles Tipstrr launches new in-house affiliate program October 4, 2018 Share StumbleUpon Tipstrr acquired by Natural Intelligence December 10, 2019 SBC Sponsorship Forum drives Betway’s Deportivo Alavés deal August 14, 2018 Tipstrr, the online betting tips service, announced a new sports tipster-focused cryptocurrency yesterday, at the Betting on Football 2018 conference.Named Tipcoin, it has been launched to alleviate a number of issues that had been identified by the West Midlands-based firm. Andy Jones, Tipstrr Technical Director, described the thought process behind the decision: “So the biggest barrier our users have, is the fact that the more bets you place, the more effort it is. You might be going to the supermarket but you need to place that bet. Time is important, but if you follow 50 tipsters you can make a lot of money, if you have the time. “So we’re breaking that barrier down now, by launching a new cryptocurrency that will enable us to allow for automated betting based on tipsters. “What it does is allows users to create their own hub of betting syndicates, based on their own risks, choose their own staker plans, choose their own risks and rewards. “The way that the cryptocurrency comes in to it, we’re gonna be offering a way for users to bid for unlimited access across the site each week. At the start of the week users can spend Tipcoins, they can bid on the amount of Tipcoins, and the top 10% – there or there about – will get full access across the sites. “So that’s gonna mean the people that want it most, the people who bid the most amount of money, will get access to every single tipster, from that they can then use parameters to decide which bets they place, which will be automatically placed.”Jones also spoke enthusiastically about this year’s Betting on Football, and why he thought the conference was ideally suited to Tipstrr’s big announcement.“It’s got the perfect audience for us – there’s a lot of people interested in betting on football! It’s been a really enjoyable experience so far and we’ve had the chance to speak to a lot of interesting people.”last_img read more

SA’s wave-breaking dolosse

first_img10 November 2006What started with the toss of bones in African child’s play culminated in one of the world’s most successful coastal engineering inventions.Dolosse – branching concrete blocks weighing up to 30 tons – are used across the globe to break up wave action.They were the invention of East London harbour engineer Eric Merrifield after a storm ripped into the Eastern Cape coast of South Africa in 1963 and tore off 60% of East London harbour’s armour. Merrifield wondered if the breakwater would have been more resistant if it had not been solid and taking on the full force of the thundering surf on just one plane. He decided to reconstruct the breakwater using a “porous” design to dissipate the water’s energy.Thus the dolos was born and a momentous novelty in harbour engineering took off. Free of patents, this Eastern Cape design is today used on breakwaters, harbours, jetties and coastlines across the globe.‘Knucklebone’According to Giving Good Weight author John McPhee, Merrifield came up with the idea to line the East London breakwater with concrete blocks of a branching shape – much like jacks that are tossed in child’s play.At that time, dolosse was the name given to crude toys of bone used by the white children of South Africa since the 1830s.Voortrekker children had acquired them from tribal children they encountered during the Great Trek, when their families moved by ox-wagons away from the Cape Colony to the Transvaal.Dolosse were the knucklebones of goats or sheep similar in shape to the letter “H” with one leg turned 90 degrees. They were among the bones thrown into the dust by African witchdoctors, or sangomas, to access advice from the ancestors.The game that was played with dolosse by Voortrekker children was called “knucklebone”. These bone toys were also often thought of as imaginary oxen.Merrifield replicated these bones on a grand scale in concrete – making dolosse that weighed 20 tons apiece to armour his breakwater.Absorbing the ocean’s powerWhen the high seas struck, there were no cracks of thunder or geyser-like spurts. Instead, the waves seemed to crumble and disappear into the crevices of the dolosse pile. A coastal engineering wonder was born.According to US Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Research Centre, even when quarrystone is available for rubble mound breakwaters, concrete dolosse “may be the least costly alternative”.“Dolosse are used on the Humboldt, California jetties; the Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey jetties, and on several Hawaiian breakwaters – to name just a few.The dolosse invention is anchored by the historic casting of the biggest dolosse on the African continent for the deepwater Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth.The multi-user deepwater port forms part of the Coega Industrial Development Zone. Some 26 500 dolosse weighing 30 tons apiece will form the top layer of the main breakwater which, at 2.5 kilometres long, is the largest in Africa.This article was first published in Eastern Cape Madiba Action, summer 2006/07 edition. Republished here with kind permission of the author.last_img read more

Congress team to assess Naga pact situation leaves Imphal

first_imgA six-member Congress team that arrived on Sunday afternoon left Imphal on Monday morning. The team is visiting a few northeastern States to study the situation arising out of the Naga agreement and other related issues. The members will visit Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh where the people have the same apprehension. The team was formed under the instruction of AICC president Sonia Gandhi.Jairam Ramesh, MP and former Minister, who led the team, said that while welcoming peace talks, the Congress would not remain silent if the agreements hurt the interests of the northeastern States. “The solution should not be at the cost of other sections of the people”, Mr. Ramesh said.Also read: Why have the Naga peace talks stumbled?Former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi said, “If the appeasement policy is for one particular community only, the Congress party shall not remain silent”.  Meanwhile, the 11 leaders of COCOMI, an apex body of five social organisations, had a protracted meeting with Chief Minister N. Biren on Sunday night. Taking to reporters, Sunil Karam, a leader of the COCOMI, said: “We had demanded a special Assembly session to discuss the agreement between the Centre and the NSCN(IM)”.The activists said that it was yet to be seen whether the Biren government translated the assurance into action.Meanwhile, huge numbers of people took out torchlight processions on Sunday night demanding that the Naga agreement should not affect the integrity and unity in Manipur. A large number of security personnel have been brought to Manipur from Tripura and other States to cope with possible mass protests in the State. A background to the Naga accordVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0002:1702:17  center_img A background to the Naga accordlast_img read more

Captain Marvel first reactions are in and its pure 90s fun for

first_img #CaptainMarvel has a great ‘90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It’s retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It’s funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it’s always changing. It’s got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel is a blast! Has some cool surprises that I definitely didn’t see coming, and the mystery/origin it weaves is engaging and fun. Brie Larson is awesome, and makes a fantastic first step into the MCU #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/oqrRtgDQrp— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 20, 2019 Share your voice #CaptainMarvel⁠ ⁠ is very fun. And I am thrilled to announce Brie Larson wears my EXACT SAME NINE INCH NAILS tee for more than half the film. Seriously. I’ve never seen anyone else with this shirt.— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019 Tags The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for @brielarson’s sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with @LashanaLynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. 2nd viewing can’t come soon enough.— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019 Lots of fun Easter eggs in #CaptainMarvel that link it to the history and other films in the MCU. Watch closely.— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be. It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film. A unique and fresh take on an origin story that feels new. Brie Larson is fantastic as Carol Danvers. This is one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/0ou7HU93MY— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) February 20, 2019 More on Captain Marvel 77 Photos First published Feb. 19, 9:39 p.m. PT. Update, Feb. 20 at 10:10 a.m. PT: Adds more reactions.  There were also a few unexpected standouts, beyond the usual action and explosions we’ve come to expect from Marvel.  Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel: Release, plot, rumors and more Who is Captain Marvel? Your explainer on Brie Larson’s new MCU hero Captain Marvel Super Bowl trailer shows the boys how it’s donecenter_img Comments #CaptainMarvel opens with a very touching Stan Lee tribute that Marvel fans will love. pic.twitter.com/yXDScRwiwW— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019 Really loved #CaptainMarvel. It’s a little wobbly at times but only because it’s so ambitious. It’s beautifully constructed, hilarious and offers tons of surprises. @brielarson obviously rules but Ben Mendelsohn is the surprise MVP. pic.twitter.com/yQLQGl2Yt0— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) February 20, 2019 And the best part for loyal fans of the MCU? Captain Marvel opens with a tribute to the late, great Stan Lee.  4 Beyond the awesome turn by Brie Larson as the lead character, fans were loving the ’90s vibe of the film, something Captain Marvel leaned into with its early marketing.  #CaptainMarvel is (takes deep 90s breath) TOTALLY AWESOME. Never related to a Marvel character quite like Carol. She’s the stubborn witty 90s kid I like to think I am. pic.twitter.com/H6Q9s90KHA— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel is bringing it.  Marvel Studios It feels like we’ve been waiting an age for Captain Marvel to hit our screens. The newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has promised a lot — a butt-kicking Brie Larson as airforce pilot Carol Danvers (also known as Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson as a pre-eyepatch Nick Fury and a weird alien race known as the Skrulls. But after all that patient waiting (remember, this is Marvel we’re talking about), Captain Marvel has finally landed. Marvel held screenings for a select group of reviewers on Tuesday night and they were ready to share their thoughts as soon as the social media embargo lifted. The film won’t hit theatres until March 8 in the US and UK and March 7 in Australia. You can read up on everything you need to know about the film here in the mean time) But based on the early response, the verdict is in: Captain Marvel has well and truly earned her place in the MCU. “Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be,” one viewer tweeted. “It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film.”    2019 movies to geek out over #CaptainMarvel is pure joy. I cannot wait for the generation of little girls who will grow up with Carol Danvers as a hero.— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) February 20, 2019 TV and Movies Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

Lays Announces Finalists of DoUsAFlavor Could You be Waking up to Cappuccino

first_imgWouldn’t Hot N Sour be yummy as a chip? vote for my flavor inspired by Chinese Hot & Sour soup. http://t.co/IiNBmvhXCI #DoUsAFlavor— Donna LA (@bkindngood) April 6, 2014Wouldn’t Chocolate Bacon Delight be yummy as a chip? Submit your own idea now! http://t.co/NWi3OtYQBB #DoUsAFlavor See Rules.— Addrienne M. (@zippy573) April 5, 2014Wouldn’t Jack Daniel’s Smoky Barbecue be delicious as a chip? vote now! http://t.co/1oyxXulILW #DoUsAFlavor See Rules. — Sto-ik The Poet (@StoikThePoet) April 5, 2014 Lay’s Do Us A Flavor FinalistsTwitter/Lay’sWake up and smell the coffee-flavored chips!Lay’s potato chips officially announced the four finalists of their #DoUsAFlavor campaign on 16 July and the winning flavors of this season are: “Cappuccino” submitted by Chad Scott from Las Vegas, “Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger” by Meneko Spigner McBeth, “Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese” by fire-fighter Matt Allen, and “Mango Salsa” by Julia Stanley-Metz from Sacramento, abc news reported.Lay’s first launched their “Do Us A Flavor” contest last year, offering $1 million to the person who comes up with a winning chip flavor, which was “Cheesy Garlic Bread Potato Chips.” The campaign became so huge a success that they did it again this year.On 14 January, comedian Wayne Brady, famous for his work “Who’s Line is it Anyway,” helped Lay’s launch #DoUsAFlavor campaign by giving passionate and witty musical renditions of the various recipes entered for the contest on their YouTube channel.Here is one on “Melody’s Hot Burning Ballad”: Cinnamon Marshmallow Sweet Potato. *mic drop* http://t.co/lKvyiwLktc #DoUsAFlavor See Rules.— Tiffany Lexus (@mstiffanylexus) April 5, 2014#DoUsAFlavor season is quite exciting for the millions of Lay’s fans all over the world. Chris, who is a self-proclaimed teen entrepreneur and inventor from Atlanta, Georgia, in fact decided to submit not just a flavor, but four new series of chips; the “Garden Bounty”, “Dessert Series”, “Alcohol Spectrum” (for the college kids) and finally the international culture chips or the “Global flavor series.”I have a proposal. I want to pitch my FLAVORS as a SERIES, rather than individuals. @LAYS @PepsiCo #DoUsAFlavor http://t.co/1b1GhQi7Um— Chris (@InventaChris) April 23, 2014″Even though we could only pick one grand prize winner last year, the millions of delicious ideas submitted by fans demonstrated that we have only begun to scratch the surface of the possibilities we could bring to the snack aisle,” said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay. The three runner-up finalists will each win $50,000 in prize money with the grand prize winner taking home $1 million or one percent of their flavor’s net sales (whichever is higher) for the period 1 July 2014 through 1 July 2015.Chad Scott, a visiting lecturer and Ph.D. student, excited by his win and invitation to be interviewed by the crew of Good Morning America, tweeted out a picture of his appearance in GMA.I’ve been selected as a finalist for the Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest. #lays #dousaflavor #gma… http://t.co/7kMnayCI8E— Chad Scott (@chadleonscott) July 16, 2014You can vote for your favourite flavor here from 28 July until midnight of 17 October 2014.last_img read more

4 Bluetooth Headsets You Wont Be Embarrassed to Wear

first_img 2 min read Smooth OperatorThe Jawbone Icon HD ($100) looks good and sounds even better, thanks to HD audio, auto-adjusting volume and military-grade noise-elimination technology, all at an entry-level price point. It may be the best thing you hear all day. Smart SoundThe old-school mic on the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC ($200) lets your voice come through loud and clear, whether you’re connected to your phone, tablet or PC (through the USB dongle). Using smart sensors, the headset answers calls automatically when hooked on the ear and will stay put comfortably for its entire seven-hour battery life. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 5, 2013 Critics of Bluetooth headsets liken them to Crocs and fanny packs: purpose-driven apparel that somehow became acceptable for the grocery store. But the four devices here do more than just sling your voice through the air, freeing up your hands to drive your car or tap away on your computer. They’re also crammed with noise-canceling technology and supported by apps. Some are even easy on the eyes, which makes them anywhere-appropriate. Register Now » Grab and GoSmaller than a set of keys, the Motorola Elite Silver ($130) fits easily into a pocket when not in use. Bonus: Its carrying case doubles as a charger, mobile battery and near field communication (NFC) transmitter chip–just tap it against your smartphone to pair the devices. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the July 2013 issue of . Subscribe » Move OnThe Jabra Motion UC ($130) employs motion-sensor technology to answer calls automatically when the user puts it on. It also holds enough juice for seven hours of talk time and has a staggering range–up to 300 feet, compared to Bluetooth’s usual 30.last_img read more