×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “This screen with transform the traditional idea of a TV,” said Samsung’s visual display division president Jonghee Han. “This screen is customizable and can be placed anywhere in the home.”Want a square TV, or maybe a really long video strip? It’s all possible, according to Samsung. The company showed off 12-by-12-inch display modules at the event that could be easily snapped together to build out bigger displays. It also showed how these same displays could work together with speaker elements, effectively creating new kinds of home entertainment devices on the fly.All of this is powered by Samsung’s MicroLED technology, which promises wide viewing angles, strong colors and energy efficiency. “MicroLED will soon become a fixture of your everyday life,” said Samsung Electronics America vice president Andrew Sivori. “MicroLED will give you the power to create whatever you want, and to place it wherever you want it.”However, company executives kept mum on the commercial availability of these kinds of modular TVs. A Samsung spokesperson told Variety that the company was still “evaluating the market” and didn’t want to commit to shipping any of the MicroLED-based modular TVs this year. Another rep said that the company may also ultimately decide to ship modules that aren’t 12-by-12 inches.The company also announced during the event that Samsung TVs will be controllable with Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers later this year. And earlier Sunday, Samsung revealed that it was going to bring an app for Apple’s iTunes Movies and TV Shows service to its 2018 and 2019 TVs. Samsung doesn’t exactly know how the TV of the future will look like — but the South Korean consumer electronics giant wants to be prepared for every possibility. That’s why Samsung is doubling down on modular MicroLED displays that can be freely combined to all kinds of shapes, and screens of up to 219 inches in diameter.The company first introduced these modular display units at the CES 2018, at the time branding them as “The Wall” to emphasize the ability to assemble previously-unknown screen sizes.Fast forward one year, and “The Wall” is back, complete with a new sibling: Samsung showed off a new configuration dubbed “The Window” at a press event in Las Vegas Sunday night, where company representatives also emphasized that the modular displays at the heart of both “The Wall” and “The Window” could be assembled to any size, shape, resolution and aspect ratio. Popular on Variety
Kolkata: Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Tuesday said operations were normal in all its subsidiaries as one of the central trade unions observed a protest demonstration on Monday against the Centre’s move to allow commercial mining. The four central trade unions — CITU, BMS, HMS and AITUC — had served a joint strike notice on March 14 but subsequently, they withdrew the strike which was scheduled for Monday. CITU was the lone union to head off and called for a protest day against the commercial mining. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”To ensure no loss to production and off-take Coal India management made elaborate arrangements and a multi-pronged plan was put into action at all mines of CIL,” the miner said in a statement.According to it, all the subsidiary companies of the miner geared up by setting up videography and photography arrangements at mine level to identify the persons taking part in the strike.”The arrangements were so elaborate that the operations in all the subsidiaries of CIL were normal on Monday except for few stray incidents where protesters tried to sit on dharna but it did not succeed and no adverse effect on production related activities was reported anywhere,” the coal behemoth said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn a bid to ward off the strike, Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal had invited the four trade unions BMS, HMS, AITUC and CITU for a meeting in Mumbai where their apprehensions were sought to be “dispelled in a proper perspective”.Subsequently, the next round of meeting was held with Secretary (Coal) as a result of which the four trade unions agreed to call off the strike in principle, the miner said.In fact, BMS and HMS inked their pact to steer clear-off the strike. Though AITUC did not formalise their consent through signature, nevertheless they agreed to back off.
April 24, 2017Here is some of the Arcosanti crew on 17. April 2017.[photo by Chihiro Saito]back from left:Zeb Hornberger – foundry, Ian McClerin – IT & web, Joseph Islas – construction volunteer, Eli McAlister – construction volunteer, Devron Lovick – AIS & web volunteer, Charlie Wicker – foundry, Patrick Louie – maintenance, Dillon Quibon – foundry, Shannon MacKenzie – PR volunteer, Paul Vigne – purchasing,Jeff Stein – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director, Cayo Romero – cermaics, Jeff Fisher – maintenance manager, Travis Neil – IT & web, Arthur Swieckowski – maintenance & construction volunteer, Joel Masters – construction, Peter Dahm – cafe, Roger Tomalty – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director.middlle from left:Leah-Ann Walker – archive volunteer, Laura Villa Baroncelli – archive volunteer, Andy Chao – foundry manager, Kyle Larimer – workshop, Rob Jameson – IT & web, Lana Morris – AirB&B, David Tollas – alumnus, Trinity Divelbiss – landscaping, Sasha Tollas – family, Patrick Doyle – alumnus – construction volunteer, Jan Jorissen – foundry volunteer, Erik Puzio – construction, Jonas Fister – foundry, Julie Quinn – landscaping, Aimee Marcinko – ceramics manager, Kyli Skinner – workshop, Kevin Pappa – planning, John Walsh – Board of Directors Chairman, Mary Hoadley – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director.front from left:Chihiro Saito – archive volunteer, Sue Kirsch – archive manager, Tomiaki Tamura – Cosanti Foundation Co-Director, Ron Chandler – construction and landscaping manager, Sean-Paul VonAncken – PR, Ryan Davis – foundry, Danny Fields – guest services, Michael Bittman [aka Dr. Sparks] – site electrician, Taylor Courtland – foundry.
Categories: Vaupel News State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, July 21.Rep. Vaupel will meet with residents at the following locations:Fowlerville: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.;Hartland: 4 to 5 p.m. at Kahuna Coffee, 1836 Old U.S. Highway 23; andHowell: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 S. Michigan Ave.“Talking with people in the community really helps me be the best possible representative,” Rep. Vaupel said. “Connecting with local residents and listening to their concerns about our state government continues to be a priority for me.”Rep. Vaupel hosts district office hours on the third Friday of every month. Residents who are unable to attend, but would like to voice concerns or ideas, may contact Rep. Vaupel’s office by phone at (517) 373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. 14Jul Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours on July 21
07Dec Rep. Howrylak Fourth Amendment protection bill advances to House floor Categories: Howrylak News This week, the House Judiciary Committee voted to send House Bill 4430 to the House floor. HB 4430 was introduced by State Representative Martin Howrylak to safeguard the Fourth Amendment rights of Michigan residents.Under HB 4430, state and local governments would be prohibited from assisting, participating with, or providing support to the federal government in the collection of data unless there is a search warrant or the approval of the targeted party. This policy is a reflection of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects the fundamental right to property and privacy.“If the federal government continues its mass warrantless surveillance programs, it should get no help carrying them out from the State of Michigan,” said Rep. Howrylak of Troy. “I was pleased to see my colleagues on the committee vote in favor of this bill, which will certify that the State of Michigan will not assist the federal government in any data collection unless it is consistent with the Fourth Amendment protections enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.”Similar legislation has been introduced in other states in the last few years. HB 4430 now advances to the House floor for further consideration.###
State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer announced her state budget proposal:“We should be considering options that don’t put an additional burden on state taxpayers. This proposal, if fully implemented, would ask them to pay an additional 45 cents per gallon at the pump. That would equate to the highest gas tax of any state in the country and certainly not move our state in the right direction.“We’ve been experiencing solid economic growth in Michigan. Record funding has been put into roads and K-12 education to make a sizeable investment into our future. I don’t want to see those efforts wasted with tax-and-spend measures that hurt residents or drive them completely out of the state. There are a lot of eye-popping numbers in this proposal, which is over $3 billion more than the previous signed budget, but to properly put the whole thing into words – this is not the right course of action for the state.” Categories: News,Wozniak News 05Mar Rep. Wozniak calls for governor to go back to the drawing board on budget plan
UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its Freetime connected TV service.The ad campaign will kick off on commercial channel ITV and digital platforms on October 20 and will run throughout November and December. The campaign features a snail called Sheldon who regularly misses favourite programmes because he never makes it to the TV on time, but could use the Freetime smart TV guide to watch shows when he wants, with the tagline: ‘Freetime. TV in your own time’.The advert is the first to be created by a hub of in-house and external resources including Tellyjuice, a creative video agency, Freesat’s own creative marketing team and special effects agency Framestore,According to Freesat, Freetime now accounts for 48% of all Freesat set-top box sales, having tripled year-on-year. In additon to Freetime set-top boxes supplied by Humax, the service is also available on the latest range of Panasonic smart TVs.