• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhere can I stream DAZN online?DAZN can be live-streamed via smartphone, computers/laptops, tablets, smart TVs, set-top boxes and video game consoles. Here is a list of DAZN-supported devices: Mobile DevicesTV & Streaming DevicesGame ConsolesiPhone, iPadAmazon Fire TVPlaystation 3Android phones, tablesAmazon Fire TV StickPlaystation 4, ProAmazon Fire tabletAndroid TVXBox One, One S..Apple TVXBox One X..Google Chromecast….LG Smart TV, Smartcast….Panasonic Smart TV….Samsung Smart TV….Sony Smart TV.. Mitrione (13-6) looks to get back on track after losing a lopsided decision to the new Bellator heavyweight champion and grand prix winner, Ryan Bader, in the semifinals of the heavyweight tournament at Bellator 207 in October to snap a four-fight winning streak.Kharitonov (28-6, one no-contest) is on a fantastic run. He’s gone 10-1 with no-contest since June 2011 and nine of those wins have come by stoppage. The bruising Russian last stepped into the cage for the co-main event of the aforementioned Bellator 207 and battered Roy Nelson to a pulp to win by first-round knockout. Here’s all the information you need to watch Bellator 215, including how to access a live stream of the fight for free online.Join DAZN and watch Bellator 215 plus more than 100 fight nights a yearHow to watch Bellator 215 for freeIf you haven’t subscribed to DAZN yet, the sports streaming service is free for the first 30 days. That means you’ll be able to watch Bellator 215 for free by downloading the DAZN app and signing up.What time does Bellator 215 start?The undercard for Bellator 215 is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by the main card at 9 p.m., live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Expect Mitrione and Kharitonov to walk into the ring for the main event around 11:30 p.m.Get DAZN (US) Today On Your Phone, Tablet, Game Console, or Smart TV!Start Your Free One-Month Trial 👉 https://t.co/j4BIUf4XnH pic.twitter.com/cUgrSSMLMb— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) December 4, 2018What other sports are on DAZN?In addition to boxing, DAZN also live-streams mixed martial arts (MMA), offering over 100 fight nights per year between the two sports in the United States. MMA includes Bellator MMA and Combate Americas events.The sports streaming service also live-streams soccer and cricket matches and a Major League Baseball show is planned for 2019.Globally, DAZN has rights to other major sports, depending on the region. For example, in Canada, DAZN offers the NFL, Champions League, MLS and MLB Network, along with other sports.How much does DAZN cost?Following the 30-day free trial, DAZN shifts to $9.99 per month. A yearly DAZN subscription costs about $120. By comparison, UFC 234 was $64.95 on pay-per-view.MORE ABOUT DAZN Bellator begins a busy weekend on Friday, Feb. 15 when Bellator 215 takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main event features a battle of hard-hitting heavyweights when Matt Mitrione takes on Sergei Kharitonov. You can watch the bout and the entire card online, exclusively on DAZN.
Jetstar is adding a row of seats to its Airbus A320 aircraft operating in Australia and New Zealand in a major refresh it says will not reduce already tight legroom.The refresh, due to start in August and be largely complete by the end of the year, is the airline’s first since it launched in 2004.It will introduce a new generation of ergonomically-designed Recaro seats on 43 existing A320s used on domestic and short-haul international flights and will be accompanied by LED lighting, carpets and a new colour scheme. Ten aircraft are due to be replaced and the new aircraft will be configured with the new cabin, a Jetstar spokesman said.The seat count on the A320s will rise from 180 to 186 seats per aircraft using an Airbus Spaceflex design that removes galley space at the rear of the aircraft and moves the toilets.It will also add up to six overhead lockers to increase baggage space and add an additional row of extra legroom seats to 24 the number of seats offering a 32-38 inch seat pitch compared to the average pitch of 28-29 inches.Jetstar noted the Airbus design is used by more than 26 airlines, including Lufthansa, JetBlue and EasyJet.It estimates it will cut costs by 2 to 3 per cent and Jetstar Australia and New Zealand chief executive Dean Salter said this would allow the airline to keep offering low fare while maintaining “a great customer experience’’.He said it would allow the airline to carry more leisure customers, particularly at peak times.“Our cabins will look and feel like new and we think this will be a win for customers and have great business benefits as well,’’ Jetstar Australia and New Zealand chief executive Dean Salter said“The new seats are comfortable and our customers will have the same amount of legroom and space as they currently do on our A320 aircraft.“This is the latest cabin design from Airbus, which is smarter about the way space is used on the aircraft and allows for an extra row of seats and more baggage space.’’Jetstar has carried 200 million passengers since launch and now services 82 destinations in 16 countries through its own network and that of its joint ventures.In addition to A320 family aircraft, it flies Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on long-haul routes and is due to get A320neos from the 2018-19 financial year.
SANBio empowering female owned bio-businessesThis year, International Women’s Day shared a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity under the campaign theme #PressforProgress. There is a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.This has since seen organisations such as the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) have in place programmes that are gender inclusive. They look for ambitious female leaders in bioscience-based businesses want to grow their business through acceleration programmes, and gain regional exposure and access to international markets.SANBio is a shared biosciences research, development and innovation platform for working collaboratively, to address some of Southern Africa’s key biosciences issues in health, nutrition and health-related intervention areas such as agriculture and environment.With support from the BioFISA II programme, SANBio has implemented a second round of FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme, aimed at supporting women in biosciences. The Programme was created to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned businesses in the SADC region.Although sub-Saharan Africa has not been famous for its status as a leader in female inclusion within the economic sector, African women are surprisingly beating the odds and defying the obstacles in the field of entrepreneurship in the region.Entrepreneurs characteristically have ambition, determination and a flair for original ideas. However, many lack the business expertise required to develop these into commercially viable ventures.“This programme creates a platform for peer learning and will empower women to lead in health and nutrition through science and technology”, says Zvikomborero Tangawamira, BioFISA II programme manager.For more information on deadlines, timelines, conditions of entry, and submission details, please visit the FemBioBiz Season 2 page.
Related Posts adam popescu Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting If you could say anything to your boss without fear of reprisal, would you? More to the point, should you? Would it make the world a better place? The founder of an anonymous-email service designed to help employees express themselves to their employers believes the answer is yes.The site is called Tell Your Boss Anything, and it lets you send anonymous messages to your boss. Sounds like a joke, right? Or maybe just a bad idea? Well, Tom Williams, the Canadian founder of the site, is serious. The service is real. And it helps underlings and overlords communicate by removing their identities from the equation, he says. Here’s how it works: The service is free to use for employees. But managers must pay $20 a month to have unlimited communication with their team (the first message is free to reply to). The site filters for vulgarity and other offensive comments. (Less than 20 percent of sent messages have been rejected, he says, an outcome that can get the sender booted.) Your superior can see the message, but not your identity. That way, you can give honest feedback, and the people upstairs can’t punish you for being honest. The service encourages them to respond and (hopefully) address the problem. The site has been live for a month, and while Williams won’t divulge numbers, he says the site is doing exactly what he envisioned. “Given the high number of responses and the number of issues marked ‘resolved’ or ‘improved’ by employees, it appears as though the service has been used primarily as intended,” Williams said. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#startups#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Every professional video production relies on a shot list. Here’s why you should too.Cover image via Shutterstock.Years ago, when I first started directing, I remember being annoyed by assistant directors and producers who wanted to see a shot list. I thought, Isn’t what we’re going to shoot obvious from our storyboards? I was so wrong, because it isn’t obvious.Storyboards are visual guides that help everyone plan, in a general way, the work they’re responsible for. In prep, storyboards are very useful for designing expensive action and VFX sequences — the studio wants to see what they’re paying for, after all. And storyboards are useful during preliminary budgeting and scheduling. Storyboards can form the basis for a shot list, but they are not a substitute for one.In live-action production, you can rarely edit a set of storyboards together and tell a compelling — or even cohesive — story. As the director, you have a number of shots in mind that will bridge or expand on a single illustration. It’s these shots that you need to write down and share with your colleagues. Remember, film and video production is collaborative, and your team members are there to help you realize your vision. But they can’t do this if you don’t share it with them.Shot lists help you plan the day. Each shot takes a certain amount of time, and if you have thirty-five of them in your head, you better let the AD know so they can help organize and budget the time to pull everything off. Then the DP deserves a look because there might be something on the list that doesn’t quite fit the photographic plan. When you prioritize your shots, everyone understands what’s most important to you. As you may know, things can and do get crazy on a shoot. Unforeseen weather or equipment issues can derail your train of thought, so keeping a list will remind everyone what remains to be shot — or re-thought, given the remaining daylight.On a TV show, there isn’t enough prep time to draw storyboards. Shot lists become even more important because there are multiple directors in a season, and their shot lists give everyone a sense of their organizational skills and visual appetites.Finally, being the director means that someone has entrusted you with a tremendous amount of responsibility, both creative and financial. Thorough preparation is the hallmark of a successful director. A detailed shot list informs everyone that you have thought a scene through and that this list represents the minimum amount of coverage you require to cut the scene together creatively. Chances are, your knowledge of the coverage will expedite the process and, in the end, buy you extra time for additional shots that will make the day and the scene even better.Production images courtesy of the author.Do shot lists improve your productions? Let us know in the comments.
Washington DC: A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.” The comments on Tuesday from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who seek Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe move, and Cuccinelli’s defense, prompted an outcry from Democrats and immigration advocates who said the policy would favor wealthier immigrants and disadvantage those from poorer countries in Latin America and Africa. “This administration finally admitted what we’ve known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people,” tweeted former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate. The administration’s proposed policy shift comes as President Donald Trump is leaning more heavily into the restrictive immigration policies that have energized his core supporters and were central to his 2016 victory.
29Phillies501442.712Worst since 1962 TEAMHITTINGPITCHINGOVERALL 10Blue Jays515252 11Diamondbacks541512.168Best since 2013 1Rockies9.34.0 19Braves484848 22White Sox511488.122Worst since 2015 4Phillies635056 2017′s deepest pitching staffs 1Astros531573.9100thBest ever! 4Red Sox7.72.7 Which teams have the platoon advantage most?Show more rows* A team has platoon advantage when its hitters face an opposite-handed pitcher or its pitchers face a same-handed batter.Through May 29.Source: Baseball-Reference.com 6Dodgers624252 3Nationals511554.5100Best ever! 26Reds511472.612Best since 2015 4Indians501548.091Best since 1996 18Nationals504749 In just two months, the Dbacks have gone from merely hoping Greinke could bounce back from his disastrous 2016 season to counting up the pitching riches beyond their ace. “Pitching depth” is a nebulous thing to measure, but if we give more weight to the contributions of pitchers deeper into a team’s staff,2Specifically, giving 100 percent credit to its 10th-best pitcher’s WAR, 90 percent to its ninth-best pitcher’s WAR, 80 percent to its 8th-best and so forth. the Dbacks have enjoyed the second-deepest well of pitching value in baseball this season, trailing only the division-rival Colorado Rockies.So Arizona’s pitching is doing its best job to recall the glory days. And the team currently ranks eighth in position-player WAR, roughly where its championship precursor placed 16 years ago.3And better than the team’s 14th-place finish in 2002.But not everything is a carbon copy of the past. The 2017 Snakes have achieved their offensive success in a very different way than the Diamondbacks of yesteryear did. Those teams walked a lot, but they didn’t burn up the basepaths or mash opponents into submission with homers, no matter how many memories you harbor of Luis Gonzalez crushing fastballs deep into the Arizona night. This offense might be the opposite: It has more glaring weaknesses (with the league’s seventh-worst strikeout rate and its 10th-worst strikeout-to-walk ratio), but also a unique combination of strengths, the likes of which has seldom been seen in baseball history. Not only does Arizona rank second in the majors in Bill James’s power-speed number,4Which measures how well a team combines hitting home runs and stealing bases. but pro-rated over a full schedule, the Dbacks’ number would rank 31st-best since MLB’s expansion era began in 1961. They’re an all-or-nothing lineup in the mold of, say, Buck Showalter’s Orioles, but with the added twist of stolen bases and opportunistic baserunning.The surprising catalyst for all this is 6-foot-3 first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.5Who’s already just 1.6 WAR shy of passing Gonzalez as Arizona’s greatest-ever position player by WAR. As the Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg recently pointed out, Goldschmidt steals an incredible number of bases (65 in 77 attempts over the past three seasons) for a player so, well, slow. Instead of using pure speed, he’s been able to strike on the basepaths with a combination of smarts and sneaky lead-taking. And he’s not alone — a handful of Arizona’s regulars are positive baserunners (according to FanGraphs’ measurement, which includes steals, extra bases and double-play avoidance) despite dubious foot speed.6The team’s second-best baserunner (behind Goldschmidt) is the 250-pound Yasmany Tomas, he of the seven career steals. Then, throw in some hitters who do have wheels to go with their pop — such as Chris Owings, A.J. Pollock and even Jake Lamb — and Arizona has an offense that can hurt you with its power and its speed, sort of like a lineup full of Junior Spiveys would have done a generation ago.Of course, for a team coming off a 69-win season, the usual caveats apply to Arizona’s early record. Our Elo ratings, for instance, remain unconvinced that the Diamondbacks are much more than a .500 team that has won a few extra games to start the season, an assessment echoed by other forecasts. Despite the similar statistical profile so far, this year’s Dbacks are probably nowhere near as good as the early-2000s version was. But they’re much younger, playing a style that might be more entertaining (if not as effective).It’s also worth noting that Arizona made its big splash the offseason before last, gearing up for a run just like the one they’re currently on, only to be wrecked by more injuries than almost any team in recent memory. Although the flurry of deals made by former GM Dave Stewart were roundly derided (and not without cause) it’s hard to deny that the Diamondbacks are now living out the future he envisioned — even if it came a year too late to save Stewart’s job.In other words, there is real talent blooming in the desert. What remains to be seen is whether this is merely another one-year blip, like so many before in the franchise’s post-championship era, or the start of something more long-lasting.Trout outAmid the fallout from Mike Trout’s injury Sunday (which will shelve the L.A. Angels star for 6 to 8 weeks), one of the least-pressing concerns was what it will potentially do to his place in the all-time WAR pantheon. But since that’s a topic I’ve covered ad nauseum here, let’s dive right into it.According to Baseball-Reference’s version of the stat, Trout has never ended a full season without being the all-time WAR leader for a given age. (Let that sink in for a moment.)7This isn’t quite true if you use FanGraphs’ WAR, which considers Mel Ott better through age 20. And regular readers will know that I prefer to average B-R and FG’s WAR numbers together anyway, to smooth out discrepancies between the two methods. But for the purposes of this exercise, let’s stick with B-R, just to see whether Trout can keep up the feat in the eyes of at least one WAR system. Before he got hurt, Trout already had 3.5 WAR this year, so he just needed to produce 3.7 over the remainder of the season to keep pace with Ty Cobb as the all-time leader through age 25.Even a conservative estimate would have called for Trout to generate something like 5.5 WAR in the last four months of the season, which would have enabled him to clear Cobb with ease. However, losing half of that remaining time would put Trout’s G.O.A.T. trajectory in real jeopardy. He’d have to return from injury without a hitch (no guarantee) and play slightly better down the stretch than he’d done over the season’s first two months — when he posted new career highs in virtually every hitting category. That’s a tall order!However, Trout could also come back in only five weeks if he follows the accelerated recovery path of teammate Andrelton Simmons, who suffered the same injury last season. If so, Trout would “only” need to play at an 8.3-full-season-WAR pace (which, comical as it sounds, is something he’s done in four of his five full MLB seasons) to catch up to Cobb.That’s the best-case scenario; in reality, Trout will probably face a real struggle to keep his title as G.O.A.T. at every age. But there’s still a chance.Franchise milestonesIn the day-to-day grind of a baseball season, it can be tough sometimes to zoom out and see the bigger picture of where a team stands in the context of its own history. That’s where something like the FiveThirtyEight Elo ratings come in handy, since they try to estimate how well a team was playing going into (and coming out of) every game in franchise history. I tracked where each team’s current Elo8Using the version from our interactive, which accounts for the starting pitcher in each game, rather than the version from our Complete History of MLB interactive. ranks relative to past seasons9Starting in 1901, the first season of the American League. for the team (measuring that using its percentile ranking) through the same number of games, as well as an Elo “milestone” — how deep in history we have to dig to find a season where it had a higher or lower Elo rating, depending on which number takes us further back in time: 24Marlins484647 20Angels445248 9Rays551515.268Best since 2015 17Cardinals465249 Some teams — like the Astros and Nationals/Expos — are playing the best they ever have at the third-of-a-season mark. Others are in down cycles: amazingly, the Phillies haven’t had an Elo lower than their current rating through 54 games of a season since 1962!Platoon power!I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of platooning, using the natural benefit of facing an opposite-handed pitcher (or a same-handed batter) to help a team become greater than the sum of its parts. Granted, different teams are constructed to use it better than others, so it’s not always up to the manager to play for the platoon advantage. Nevertheless, here are the teams who’ve had the lefty-righty edge in the highest percentage of their plate appearances (both batting and pitching), according to Baseball-Reference.com: 12Mariners531511.988Worst since 2015 SHARE OF PLATE APPEARANCES WITH PLATOON ADVANTAGE* 14Mets501509.565Worst since 2015 6Red Sox511537.978Worst since 2015 2Mets675661 17Orioles501498.259Worst since 2011 18Tigers521496.330Best since 2015 16Angels551501.355Best since 2015 11Brewers495251 24Twins481480.434Best since 2015 PITCHING 29Red Sox454344 * We derived a team’s WAR depth by giving more weight to the WAR contribution of pitchers ranked deeper into a team’s top 10.Through May 29.Source: FanGraphs, Baseball-Reference.com 16White Sox554349 2Dodgers531571.198Best since 1974 26Rockies484245 28Braves501467.122Best since 2015 13Rockies541511.783Best since 2010 7Yankees491531.740Best since 2013 19Giants541494.216Worst since 2009 20Brewers521492.752Best since 2014 25Mariners464747 3Dodgers8.13.0 10Rangers531513.271Worst since 2015 30Padres541438.96Worst since 2003 23Pirates474747 12Padres534850 8Blue Jays521520.963Worst since 2015 5Athletics545353 27Royals511467.210Worst since 2007 7Reds554952 27Royals504045 30Tigers474144 1Indians73%53%63 5Cubs511544.789Worst since 2015 22Orioles454947 23Marlins501483.842Worst since 2015 Welcome to Full Count, our weekly baseball column. Have anything you want me to write about? Email or tweet me at [email protected] or @Neil_Paine.The last time the Arizona Diamondbacks won this many games this early in a season, the team was in the midst of defending a world championship, powered by a group of talented veterans taking one of the their last shots at glory before parting ways. That Arizona team was a bit different from its modern-day descendants, but if you strip away the star power and hideous jerseys, the old-school Dbacks also had a lot in common with today’s version (to the surprise of many analysts, including yours truly). Is it possible the franchise is finally set up for its first truly sustained run of success since that championship era?The 2001 Diamondbacks team remains the oldest one ever to win a World Series, and the follow-up edition was (unsurprisingly) even older. Mainly propelled by a stable of power arms — Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in the rotation, plus Byung-Hyun Kim in the bullpen with a host of other deceptive relievers — Arizona ranked second in pitching wins above replacement1As always, averaging together the versions found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com. (WAR) that year, second in strikeouts per nine innings and second in fewest walks per nine. Feeding opponents a healthy dose of nasty sliders all season long, the Dbacks allowed the league’s second-fewest park-adjusted earned runs, cruising to 98 wins and the NL West crown in the process.This year’s version cuts a similar profile on the mound, albeit with more youth and much less star power. No. 1 starter Zack Greinke is by far Arizona’s most experienced and decorated pitcher; going into the season, he had over 40 more career WAR than anyone else on the roster. And Greinke has certainly been doing his best Big Unit impression in the early going — Johnson was the last qualified D-Back pitcher with a better K/BB ratio than Greinke’s current 6.0 mark. But the rest of the staff is pulling its weight as well. After adjusting for park effects, seven of Arizona’s top nine pitchers carries an ERA better than league average. As a result, Arizona ranks second in pitching WAR this season — just like it did back in 2002. 2Diamondbacks8.33.3 8Rays535152 Each team’s 2017 season, in context 21Giants514447 Percentiles are calculated from franchise seasons since 1901, including the same number of games the team has played so far in the 2017 season. Milestones are determined by finding the last time the team had a higher or lower Elo rating through the same number of games as in 2017. Stats are through May 31.Sources: ESPN, Retrosheet 9Cubs584552 14Astros504950 21Pirates531490.531Worst since 2012 25Athletics511474.033Worst since 1998 TEAMGAMESELOFRANCHISE PERCENTILEMILESTONE 13Yankees534650 3Twins664857 TEAMWARDEPTH* 28D-Backs484145 15Rangers504949 5Yankees7.32.7 15Cardinals491505.739Worst since 2008
Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi warned his teammates to not let their guard down against an injury-hit AC Milan sideManager Gennaro Gattuso will be without at least nine members of his squad ahead of Sunday’s Serie A showdown with Lazio.Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli and star striker Gonzalo Higuain are among the absentees for what could be a potentially crucial game for Milan.But Acerbi will not be taking them lightly with Milan just a point behind fourth-place Lazio in the Serie A table.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I’ve already talked about it with [Gigio] Donnarumma,” said Acerbi, according to Football-Italia.“The Rossoneri have some important players out with injury, but they still have great quality and they’ll definitely come to Rome to win.“We can’t underestimate Milan, or we risk looking bad.”Sunday’s game will take place at the Stadio Olimpico with kick-off to begin at 18:00 (CET).