Fiske Planetarium show brings the Dead to life July 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Performances & ConcertsEvents & Exhibits Delve into the various flavors of the Grateful Dead’s repertoire at Fiske Planetarium’s Dead on the Dome on Thursday, July 12. From classic bluegrass to funky jazz, relive the sound that has inspired generations of free spirits! If you goPart One: Get TicketsPart Two: Get TicketsThis two-part series will showcase the very best of the Dead through their most famous live concerts, specifically a set from the March 19, 1977, or May 8, 1977, concert. Marrying mind-melting LiquidSky visualizations to the Grateful Dead’s psychedelic rock, Fiske’s digital dome brings the Dead to life.Featuring carefully selected music set to some of the most amazing digitally-generated realtime graphics anywhere in the world, Fiske’s 8K digital theater delivers perfectly blended beats and graphics that will transport you to another realm.Tickets are sold separately for part one, showing from 8 to 9:30 p.m., and part two, showing from 10 to 11 p.m.center_img Published: July 9, 2018 last_img read more

Amazon ‘3D’ smartphone confirmed by “multiple trusted sources” – report

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 APR 2014 Amazon opens up Alexa Speaking to “multiple trusted sources”, BGR said it could confirm that Amazon was working on a smartphone with ‘3D’ functionality as reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Sources added that the new Amazon phone would include a total of six cameras to create the ‘3D’ imaging effect.Other details are a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, along with a “heavily customised” version of Android (similar to the version that powers Amazon’s tablets).BGR sources added that the display of Amazon’s debut phone would measure 4.7 inches diagonally and offer a pixel density at 720p HD resolution (lower than the 1080p HD resolution on many rival devices).It is believed Amazon is working on at least two handsets (the second featuring lower-end specs than the first, which will be launched later).According to the WSJ report, citing people ‘briefed on the company’s plans’, Amazon was gearing up for a smartphone launch in the second half of 2014.WSJ said the giant online retailer had been demonstrating versions of the handset to developers in recent weeks, which includes a screen capable of displaying seemingly 3D images – using retina-tracking technology – without the need for special glasses.The technology, which can manipulate text and images as the phone is moved by the viewer, is described as ideal for gaming.Amazon has apparently lined up two display makers for the smartphone, although only one is named in the WSJ report – Japan Display.This is not the first time that Amazon has been reported to be working on a smartphone.In October, according to the Financial Times, the online retailer was said to be in partnership with troubled vendor HTC.According to the report, three devices were in development, of which one was at an “advanced stage”. However, it was cautioned that the timeline for launch had changed before and that there may not be a commercial release at all. Ken Wieland Author Previous ArticleLINE aims for 1B users in 2015Next ArticleMicromax cool on Pantech speculation — report Tags Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more center_img Related HomeDevicesNews Amazon ‘3D’ smartphone confirmed by “multiple trusted sources” – report Amazon prepares to step out with Sidewalk Devices Amazon gauges interest in fresh Alexa hardware Amazonlast_img read more

Leahy announces nearly $10 million Navy contract for Goodrich-Vergennes

first_imgCollins Aerospace,Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced Monday that Simmonds Precision Products, a subsidiary of the Goodrich Corporation operating in Vergennes, has been awarded a nearly $10 million contract from the US Navy. The contract is for 120 Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, or HUMS, to be used in certain Navy helicopters, and overseas by the Government of Australia, under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  The contract sustains jobs in Vergennes and lasts through March 2014. Earlier this year Leahy announced another contract amounting to nearly $10 million awarded to the Goodrich Corporation facility in Vergennes by the U.S. Army.  That contract was similar in nature and supported the procurement of 80 HUMS units produced at the Vergennes plant. The diagnostic systems produced by Goodrich-Vergennes give military mechanics essential feedback on a helicopterâ s engine performance, structural performance and rotor wear, allowing it to be serviced before major systems fail.  These systems eliminate the need for helicopters to be removed from service for routine maintenance, thus saving money, increasing safety and improving operational readiness. Leahy is a senior member of the Defense Departmentâ s budget committee ‘the Senate Appropriations Committeeâ s Defense Subcommittee — and has long supported Goodrichâ s work in Vermont.  The Goodrich manufacturing facility in Vergennes provides work for approximately 800 full-time employees, making it one of Addison County’s largest private sector employers.   Leahy said, â I am pleased to see this company prospering in Vermont and proud to announce this contract, which builds upon the Vermont plantâ s record of accomplishment and innovation.  Goodrich continues to be on the cutting edge of military technology and provides high-tech jobs to many Vermonters, which in turn strengthens the communityâ s economy and Vermontâ s economy.  These back-to-back contracts, including sales to U.S. allies, show how an earmark can become a crucial program of record that delivers for our national security and the safety of those who serve in uniform.â  Bill Lennox, Senior Vice President of Washington Operations at the Goodrich Corporation said, â This order from the Navy is due to the many benefits our HUMS system has provided the fleet.  This program started years ago with a strong vision from the Navy to reduce their fleet operating cost and improve safety and readiness.  Senator Leahy was instrumental in helping the Navy keep the program funded during those early years, and now the program is supporting high technology production jobs in Vermont.â  Leahy’s office, 7.2.2012last_img read more

USC spring game decided in final seconds

first_imgCartherine Tucker, who suffers from leukemia, gives a five to USC fullback Garrison Gist (43) before the Garnet & Black Spring Game at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday, April 11, 2015.COLUMBIA – Considering the restrictions placed, it is always difficult to determine how well defenses perform in spring games.But after Saturday’s game at USC, a 14-13 victory in which the Black team scored the winning touchdown with under one minute remaining to defeat the Garnet, co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke is just ready to take his crew through the next step.“We will continue to take the approach like we did the first day of spring ball when we played one coverage all day and then added another,” said Hoke. “It will be enough that they can handle. They’ll dictate how much we put in.”Many of the estimated 22,580 fans in attendance at Williams-Brice Stadium were interested in watching the quarterback battle as, for the first time in several seasons, the Gamecocks will enter play with an athlete at the position with virtually no college game experience.The trio of Connor Mitch, Michael Scarnecchia and Perry Orth put up solid statistics.Presumed to be the starter entering the fall, Mitch connected on 10 of 16 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown with all his reps coming for the Garnet squad.Scarnecchia was good on 12 of 19 throws for 191 yards and a score, including the game-winner when he hit Terry Googer with a 2-yard pass with 26 seconds remaining. He also rushed four times for minus-four yards and a score.Orth was the only quarterback playing for both teams. He was good on 2 of 4 attempts for 37 yards and a touchdown for the Garnet and was 9 of 15 for 100 yards and an interception for the Black.Of the three, only Mitch displayed the ability to complete the deep pass, which remains a concern entering the summer.The defense was credited with four tackles for loss, including three sacks.The player anticipated to have the biggest impact on the defense, junior college transfer Marquavius Lewis, played sparingly and did not make the stat sheet.If the Gamecocks make the kind of strides Hoke and USC coach Steve Spurrier want, he will play a large part.“It felt good,” Lewis, a Greenwood native, said of the day. “I got off fast and was able to play off the edge a little bit more.”While Hoke and fellow co-defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward’s squad did not have the ability to surprise the offense, the unit held its own at the point of attack, allowing only a combined 103 rushing yards.There remains a long way to go, but Spurrier is determined his defense comes to the table with more than a year ago when the Gamecocks were one of the worst college defenses in the country.“The really good teams — the Seattle Seahawks — they tackle well, they play fundamentally sound, they have four or five coverages,” said Spurrier. “They don’t just line up and say ‘here we are,’ but they’re fundamentally sound and they tackle well.“That’s where we want to be, a good tackling team, know what we’re doing, disguise your coverages a bit and make sure your players know what to do.”There is a long way to go, but one player appearing to be make the most of a new beginning is redshirt sophomore Jasper Sasser.After playing sparingly in his first two years with the team, he made an immediate impact at Spur, his new position in Hoke’s scheme.“He has had a good spring,” Hoke said. “We track takeaways every day. He might lead the team in takeaways. He has been around the football quite a bit. I’m excited for what he has done and hope it continues through to the fall.“Today he was in position and he made the plays.”Whether or not the defense will display improvement cannot be gleamed from the spring game. But that is the case for every defense.But the transformation, whatever it turns out to be, is beginning to sink in.“We feel a lot more comfortable in (Hoke’s) scheme,” said USC junior linebacker Skai Moore. “A lot of the guys know where they are supposed to be. We know where our help is coming from. It is a big difference from day one and now.“We just have to build on that until the fall.”last_img read more

Trestman bringing tweaks, passion to Ravens offense

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Since Marc Trestman was hired in January to become the Ravens’ fourth offensive coordinator in four years, the same question has been asked over and over.How would the offense change from a year ago when the Ravens finished eighth in the NFL in points scored and 12th in total yards in their only season under Gary Kubiak?At the time of Trestman’s hire, head coach John Harbaugh vowed to maintain the same principles and zone-blocking schemes in the running game that worked so well in 2014 and there’s little evidence at this stage to suggest that won’t be the case. Several players have described the transition from Kubiak to Trestman as smooth, but that doesn’t mean the former Chicago Bears head coach hasn’t added a few wrinkles here and there.“The verbiage is the same, [but] some of it’s new,” wide receiver Steve Smith said. “If you don’t listen very carefully, you can easily get tricked. It’s good; it keeps you sharp.”Known for his fondness for the passing game for much of his coaching career, Trestman is using the shotgun formation more than Kubiak based on limited looks during voluntary organized team activities. Vertical passes, waggles, and swing passes to running backs have stood out in voluntary practices without several starters on each side of the football taking part.The most visible departure from Kubiak might be the new coordinator’s demeanor as Trestman has taken more of a hands-on approach during practices — regularly conversing in the huddle and sometimes running downfield to congratulate players — while the former coordinator would observe and typically allow his position coaches to handle the bulk of the on-field instruction.“I’ve always been pretty active coaching on the field in a positive way,” Trestman said. “Very passionate, outwardly emotional at the right time. Just kind of let it happen the way it does during practice and in games, but more in practice where you have a chance to move around a little bit more, be a little bit more verbal with the player. There is time to do that and to coach on the run.”While acknowledging the season opener is more than three months away, it appears that Trestman has won over quarterback Joe Flacco, who has shown an impressive propensity to succeed with a laundry list of coordinators and quarterbacks coaches as he enters his eighth season. The 59-year-old coordinator says he’s impressed with Flacco’s “quiet confidence” on the practice field but admits the two are still getting to know each other.Of the three practices open to media over the last couple weeks, Flacco easily had his finest performance on Monday, throwing two touchdowns to tight end Crockett Gillmore inside the red zone and a long score to rookie first-round pick Breshad Perriman against cornerback Asa Jackson during 11-on-11 team drills. You could forgive the franchise quarterback for being skeptical after enjoying arguably the best regular season of his career in 2014, but his early reviews have been positive for the man who’s worked with the likes of Steve Young, Rich Gannon, and Bernie Kosar in his long coaching career.“It’s been great to work with him so far,” Flacco said during the first week of OTAs. “He’s very detailed in what he wants and how he puts things in and making sure that he teaches it in a way that everybody understands it and gets it pretty quickly. I think he’s doing a great job of motivating and getting everybody going, so it’s been good.”While comparisons to Kubiak are inevitable, Trestman is working with a different deck of cards following the free-agent departures of wide receiver Torrey Smith and tight end Owen Daniels in the offseason. It will be up to the new coordinator to make it work with Perriman and second-round tight end Maxx Williams as important parts of the offense in their rookie season.Both have much to learn, but Trestman thinks the Ravens have found a good one in Perriman, who is primarily working with the second offense at this point but has made big plays in practices.“What we saw on tape is what we are getting. What we’re getting is a guy who is continually improving,” Trestman said. “He has a good understanding of the game. He’s not just a fast guy; he’s a smart guy. He is going to learn how to use technique and use patience and use other aspects of playing the position — his size, his hand speed — to get off the line of scrimmage. That’s really awesome to see that he’s a quick learner, and he’s catching the ball and making plays just like we saw him do on tape.”Ten starters missing from Monday’s voluntary workoutThe Ravens continued to be without a number of key players as 10 projected starters were not on the field on Monday.Cornerback Lardarius Webb, linebackers Daryl Smith, Terrell Suggs, and Elvis Dumervil, offensive tackles Eugene Monroe and Rick Wagner (foot), center Jeremy Zuttah (offseason hip surgery), guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele, defensive ends Chris Canty and Steven Means, and wide receivers Michael Campanaro (quadriceps) and Aldrick Robinson (knee) were absent during the session open to reporters.After missing last Wednesday’s workout, starting cornerback Jimmy Smith (foot) was practicing and working on a limited basis. Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (offseason wrist surgery) and safety Terrence Brooks (knee) also continued to participate on a limited basis.Baltimore will hold its final three voluntary OTA workouts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday before beginning mandatory minicamp on June 16.last_img read more