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first_imgMumbai: Arjun Tendulkar, son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and a left-arm pacer, has been named in the 15-member Mumbai squad for the upcoming ‘Bapuna Cup’ to be held in Nagpur. The squad, to be led by senior pro Suryakumar Yadav, was announced by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on its website on Monday. The Bapuna Cup is a pre-season tournament organised by the Vidarbha Cricket Association. This year, it will be played in 50-over format and will begin from September 5. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIn the past, Arjun Tendulkar has played in the T20 Mumbai League after he was picked for Rs 5 lakh. The 19-year-old Mumbaikar has also bowled to the Indian team in the nets. Squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Aditya Tare, Jay Bista, Sarfaraz Khan, Shubham Ranjane, Raunak Sharma, Eknath Kerkar, Sufiyan Shaikh, Akash Parkar, Shams Mulani, Aditya Dhumal, Shashank Attarde, Aquib Kureshi, Kruthik Hanagavadi and Arjun Tendulkar.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY – Three senior members of the Calgary Police Service have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a man they believed had information in the 2010 case of an at-risk female youth who they thought was being sexually exploited.A fourth officer involved in the investigation came forward two years ago and accused his colleagues in the vice unit of bringing the man into an unmarked police car, driving him around for about 20 minutes, and assaulting him.Police say the man never filed a complaint and died a few months later.The officer who made the allegations has since resigned from the police department.Det. Reagan Hossack, an 18-year member of the Calgary Police Service, is charged with kidnapping.Sgt. Mark Schwartz, a 16-year member, and Det. Paul Rubner, a 25-year veteran, are both charged with kidnapping and assault.Supt. Don Coleman said he personally knows the accused officers and said the department is standing behind them.“I have had contact with each of them as recently as this afternoon,” he said. “The professionalism they have shown throughout their career is what I saw today. They’re excellent officers and incredible people and they really have served the public well.”He said all three have long set an example for other members of the department.“What we expect from our officers is the dedication and commitment that these three have shown for upwards of 60 years of public service.”The case was forwarded to the Edmonton Crown prosecutor’s office which recommended charges.The officers have been placed on administrative leave for seven days. Their status is to be reviewed after that.Schwartz and Hossack are scheduled to appear in court on September 1. Rubner’s first scheduled court date has not been confirmed.(CFFR, CTV Calgary)last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, Del. — The former president of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and conspiracy.Former Wilmington Trust president Robert Harra Jr. was sentenced Monday. He and three other bank officials were convicted in May of concealing the bank’s troubled condition from regulators and shareholders following the 2008 financial crisis.Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of eight years, while Harra’s attorney asked for probation, citing his long history of community service.The defendants were convicted of misleading regulators and investors about Wilmington Trust’s massive amount of past-due commercial real estate loans before the bank was hastily sold in 2011. The century-old bank imploded despite receiving $330 million from the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program.Randall Chase, The Associated Presslast_img read more

A Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, who was in Thanjavur, India for academic research, bore the brunt of the latest wave of anti-Lanka protests that has gripped the State lately, the New Indian Express reported.The monk was one among a group of 17 researchers from New Delhi who were on an archeological study at Thanjavur Big temple. The group was attacked by members of Tamil outfits yesterday. Police rescued the monk in time and safely transported him to Tiruchy Airport on Saturday, but not before the pro-Tamil outfits vented their ire on him. From Tiruchy, he boarded a flight to Chennai before leaving for New Delhi. Nineteen pro-Tamil activists, including eight from Tiruchy, were arrested for the attack. The Buddhist monk, P Gnana Tero (46), reached Thanjavur Big Temple on Saturday, and was learning about the archeological pattern of the iconic temple. Members of some Tamil outfits reached there and, all of a sudden, Tamil Desiya Pothu Udamai Katchi district organiser P Rajendran and Naam Tamilar Katchi state organiser A Nalladurai assaulted the monk. A police team led by Superintendent T S Anbu rushed to the scene and arrested Rajendran, Nalladurai and 9 others.The visitors were taken to Tiruchy airport around 2 pm with heavy security. But, MDMK men pelted stones at the vehicles ferrying them when they neared G-Corner. Police arrested eight persons, including MDMK district in-charge Cheran. read more

Hailing it as a final legal settlement of the border issues between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the Boundary Commission’s decision announced earlier on Saturday in The Hague and conveyed to representatives of the two countries. In a press statement, members of the Council underscored that the ruling was “final and binding” and called on the parties to cooperate closely with the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) in the implementation of the border decision. The statement by the President of the 15-member body also stressed the need to ensure “an expeditious and orderly process for the benefit of all the people, and without unilateral actions.”For his part, the Secretary-General welcomed the decision as “an important milestone in the peace process” and lauded the parties for their “continued and consistent reaffirmation” that the ruling was final and binding, in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in Algiers in December 2000. “With the assistance of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), the two countries have maintained a ceasefire since June 2000,” Mr. Annan said in a statement. “This accomplishment, which deserves to be commended, must now be built upon by working expeditiously to implement the Boundary Commission’s decision.”The Secretary-General said he looked forward to the parties’ close cooperation with UNMEE in the “crucial” period ahead. “The peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia who have suffered greatly deserve no less.” read more

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Sudan, Jan Pronk, co-chaired a session of the Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM) dealing with Sudan that met at the request of the Sudanese Government to consider the recent developments in North Darfur, particularly the fighting in the Tawila area.The Mechanism includes the UN, the Government and several regional and donor countries.Mr. Pronk expressed concern at the recent fighting and noted that the rebel Sudanese Liberation Army’s responsibility had been clearly established.Sudan’s Foreign Minister denied reports of Government bombing in the Tawila area and said the Government was ready to investigate the matter.Tomorrow, Mr. Pronk is to head to Cairo for two days of talks with senior Egyptian and Arab League officials on the deteriorating situation in Darfur and on the peace talks in Naivasha, Kenya, that seek to end Sudan’s other civil war in the south.The UN has termed the conflict in Darfur, a region the size of France, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. About 1.45 million people have been internally displaced and Janjaweed militias stand accused of killing and raping thousands of villagers after the rebels took up arms last year to demand a greater share of economic resources. Another 200,000 are living as refugees in neighbouring Chad. read more

Senior forward Sam Thompson celebrates during a game against Maryland on Jan. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 80-56.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerAs the streaking No. 20 Ohio State men’s basketball team gets set to take its winning ways on the road, it is preparing to tip off against a team with a winning streak of its own.The Purdue Boilermakers (14-8, 6-3), who, like the Buckeyes, are riding a three-game winning streak, are led by a pair of seven-footers in the paint, each contributing in his own way.Seven-foot junior center A.J. Hammons, who leads the Big Ten conference in blocks per game, combined with 7-foot-2-inch freshman center Isaac Haas, have created problems for their opponents of late.In a Saturday win over Indiana, Hammons recorded eight blocks to go along with 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting to help lead the Boilermakers to a 83-67 thrashing of the Hoosiers.OSU senior guard Shannon Scott said Tuesday that the Buckeyes (17-5, 6-3) will need more than senior centers Trey McDonald and Amir Williams and redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee to perform well if they wish to come away with a win.“We are going to need everybody. We can’t just stop their two big men with just one player. Anthony knows that, Amir knows that and Trey knows that,” Scott said. “We are all going to be ready for that. The guards are going to have to do a good job of keeping the ball out of the paint; that’s where it all starts out from.”Last year in West Lafayette, Ind., Hammons had one of his best games as a Boilermaker as he pulled down 16 rebounds and scored 18 points against the Buckeyes, who ended up holding on for a 78-69 victory.OSU coach Thad Matta acknowledged Hammons’ big game last season and added that Purdue is getting contributions from more than just Hammons.“I think right now they are playing at a extremely high level. I think for them, the pieces have sort of come together and everybody understands what their job is on the team,” Matta said. “I think Matt does a tremendous job in coaching his team and getting the most out of those guys, and that is what you are seeing right now.”Haas, the other big man in the paint for the Boilermakers, has picked up his game during Purdue’s current run, scoring 10 points in just 11 minutes played in its win over Northwestern. Six of Haas’ points came from the free throw line in that game.Matta said he agreed with Scott’s comments and added that OSU will need to limit its fouls despite Purdue’s size.“I think both guys get a lot of fouls called for them … We are going to need all three guys, and really everybody on the court to do their job, to attempt to slow them down,” Matta said.Lee, who took over the starting role underneath for OSU after a second loss to Iowa, said Tuesday that his previous experience and help defense will be the key for his own success.“I think playing at Temple was good for me because I played against people that were that height. So I do have experience doing that,” Lee said. “But playing in the Big Ten, also, you have more people that’s physical, I think. Just being able to communicate with my guys on defense, let ‘em know if I’m gonna front ‘em or how I’m gonna play ‘em .”Williams, who was removed from the starting lineup in favor of Lee, will still be relied on to play well against the Boilermakers, Matta said.“They are obviously big inside and very talented inside. Amir has typically played well against Purdue. I have been told big guys like to play against big guys,” Matta said. “I don’t know that for certain, but I think just watching A.J.’s progression over the time he has been there, I think there have been a few ups and downs, but it looks like he is playing at a pretty high level.”While the play of the big men underneath will likely be the focus, OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell will not likely be forgotten about.The Louisville, Ky., native is not only the second-leading scorer in the Big Ten, he is also a five-time conference freshman of the week award recipient and has also managed to rank third in the Big Ten in assists per game.Helping Russell pick up many of those assists is sophomore forward Marc Loving, who leads the conference in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 53 percent from long range.Scott said that Loving, who has been coming off the bench since being replaced by freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate, is starting to figure out his responsibilities for the Buckeyes.“I think Marc has done a great job of getting his groove back,” Scott said. “I think last game he had a tremendous game for us and if he plays like that we are going to win a lot more games. I think he really understands what his role needs to be and he is sticking to it.”The Buckeyes are set to take on the Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Ind., on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. read more

For around the clock OSU sports updates, follow the Lantern Sports Twitter @lanternspts24_7 The Ohio State men’s hockey team picked up its first series win and sweep of the season over Western Michigan.The Buckeyes defeated the Broncos both Friday and Saturday, winning each game by a score of 4-2. Although the scores of the games were the same, the methods of winning were drastically different.Friday’s four-goal third periodOhio State started slow in the opener before catching fire in the third. The Buckeyes outshot the Broncos 12-5 in the first period, but found themselves behind on the scoreboard. Western Michigan capitalized on its first power-play opportunity as Jared Katz put a shot past goaltender Dustin Carlson.The Broncos held their 1-0 lead until Paul Kirtland scored for the Buckeyes at the 4:50 mark in the third period. Kirtland, after being released from the penalty box, immediately took the puck down the ice and hit a shot that found its way past goaltender Riley Gill. The goal initiated a wave of momentum in the Buckeyes’ favor.Hunter Bishop struck again for the Buckeyes at the 5:24 mark, and Mathieu Picard added his first goal of the season just 15 seconds later for the Buckeyes’ third goal in 49 seconds.Western Michigan cut the Buckeye lead in half with its second power-play goal of the game, this time on a five-on-three. But Peter Boyd iced the game for the Buckeyes scoring with only 2:26 remaining, pushing the Buckeye lead back to two.“I really liked the fact that when the game was over, the first thing I looked at was Dusty [Carlson] getting the big hug from Kyle Reed,” coach John Markell said. “It was just nice to see that we got the win for whoever’s in net.”The win is Carlson’s first of the season. The junior finished with 19 saves and helped the Buckeyes kill five of the Broncos seven power plays. Markell said he was pleased with Carlson’s performance.“The first goal was not his fault. They got two power-play goals, and one was off the shaft of his stick. The other one was a five on three,” Markell said. “Our job now is to go back, assess the tape, and know that in this league and college hockey you have to be able to back up a game.” The Buckeyes were able to do just that the next night.Saturday night sweepMarkell expressed concern that OSU might not be focused on Saturday after coming off a win and anticipating the football game that night for the Big Ten title.However, the Buckeyes were able to maintain their focus and came out strong in the first period. Zac Dalpe started the scoring for the Buckeyes, recording a power-play goal to give OSU a 1-0 edge.Later in the first period, Hunter Bishop hit a backhand shot past Western goaltender Riley Gill to put the Buckeyes up 2-0.But the Broncos were resilient and capitalized on a five-on-three power play late in the first. Western’s Greg Squires hit a shot, which deflected off a defender’s skate, then floated past goaltender Cal Heeter to cut the Buckeye lead in half.Similar to Friday’s game, no goals were scored in the second period, so the Buckeyes carried their 2-1 lead into the third.In the third period, Peter Boyd hit a centering pass from behind the goal, which Dalpe ripped to the back of the net for his second goal of the game.The Broncos again came back, scoring halfway through the third period, drawing them to within one.But for the second night in a row, Boyd sealed the victory for the Buckeyes with a late score. This time, it was an empty-net goal with just 19 seconds remaining, putting the Buckeyes up 4-2 to match the score of Friday night’s game.Heeter had a big night in goal for the Buckeyes, finishing with 36 saves.“You figure anytime you put 38 shots on net, I’d like to think you would score more than a couple of goals,” Broncos coach Jim Culhane said. “I think Cal [Heeter] played a tremendous game for OSU and really made some quality saves for them.”With the win, Heeter moved to 4-1-1 on the season. The Buckeyes, now winners of three straight, look to carry their momentum into next week’s matchup against Ferris State. read more

dkb bundesligaeuropean handball federation The European Handball Federation and DKB Bundesliga are again in the problem with schedule which already was topic last November when Rhein Neckar Lowen had to play two matches in 24 hours against Leipzig and FC Barcelona Lassa.Now, problem is linked with TOP 16 matches of German teams – THW Kiel and Rhein Neckar Lowen, and their DKB Bundesliga clash which is scheduled for March 24.On that weekend, Hungarian PICK Szeged (THW Kiel) and Polish PGE Vive Kielce (Rhein Neckar Lowen) planned to host second matches of the knock-out stage with two German teams.Both teams, rejected option to host matches on March 21 or March 22 in regard to the number of spectators and the importance for their own sponsors, insist on their right to play their home games at the weekend, which collides with the concurrently scheduled Bundesliga match.The European Handball Federation (EHF) has therefore called on both Bundesliga clubs to swap the home rights acquired in the group stage by fourth place in the second leg. In this case, with regard to the Bundesliga duel on the weekend, the two German clubs would have to play their home game during the week and renounce the home advantage in the crucial second leg.Decision of DKB Bundesliga and their members will be known today. ← Previous Story SC Magdeburg book last ticket for DHB Cup Final4 2018! Next Story → Rhein Neckar Lowen with “B team” in Kielce: “We don’t want to be a toy in battle of EHF and HBL” read more

first_imgMicrosoft va lancer un kit de développement pour KinectLa firme américaine va proposer un SDK (Software Development Kit) pour son système de jeu Kinect. Ce qui permettra le développement de nouvelles utilités.Le périphérique Kinect semble avoir vocation à se développer. Ce système, qui transforme le corps humain en véritable manette de jeu, va ainsi voir un kit de développement être lancé au printemps prochain. Depuis quelques temps déjà, des développeurs indépendants proposent des hacks Kinect, comme le contrôle d’un navigateur web à la main. Le géant américain veut donc reprendre la main sur ce domaine avec son SDK (Software Developement Kit) qui facilitera la création de nouvelles interfaces utilisant Kinect. Ce sont notamment des applications à finalité thérapeutique (aide au diagnostic et à la rééducation neuronale) que Microsoft semble vouloir développer. Gratuit au printemps prochain, le SDK se verra par la suite ajouter une version payante. Des interactions avec le futur Windows 8, avec une application dans le domaine de la reconnaissance faciale et une visioconférence avec des mouvements, sont également à l’étude. Le 22 février 2011 à 11:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgSony : date de lancement de la PS Vita officialiséeLa patience est-elle mère de toutes vertus ? C’est ce que va tenter de savoir Sony, en lançant sa nouvelle console portable en fin d’année au Japon et en Europe par la suite…10 mois après la sortie de la 3DS de Nintendo. Disponible dès le 17 décembre sur l’archipel nippon, la PS Vita, nouvelle console portable de Sony, devrait débarquer sur nos côtes deux mois plus tard, le 22 février 2012. Elle sera de même commercialisée ce même jour aux États-Unis, au Canada et en Amérique latine.Jim Ryan, Président Directeur Général de SCEE a également présenté la PlayStation Vita ainsi : “c’est un appareil exceptionnel offrant une expérience optimale en matière de jeu vidéo portable. Associée à la connectivité sociale, elle garantira des moments uniques et captivants, sans égaux sur le marché du divertissement nomade. Nous sommes très enthousiastes à l’idée de lancer un système de jeu portable repoussant les limites du marché actuel et proposant les expériences vidéoludiques sans compromis demandées par les consommateurs.”Deux modèles de PS Vita seront disponibles à sa sortie : une version WiFi sera vendue 249,90 euros et une version 3G coûtera 299,90 euros, soit 100 à 150 euros de plus qu’une Nintendo 3DS. Les jeux seront vendus au tarif de 39,99 euros. De ce côté-là, Sony a tout mis en œuvre pour que de nombreux jeux soient disponibles dès le lancement de la console. Des titres tels qu’Uncharted : Golden Abyss, Street Fighter X Tekken, Rayman Origins, Dungeon Hunter : Alliance Précisons, WipEout 2048. Le 19 octobre 2011 à 12:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 11, 2017 – A direct hit by super typhoon, Hurricane Irma was averted, yet the damages in the Turks and Caicos and The Bahamas Islands are significant.   Grand Bahama and Bimini remain under Tropical Storm warning due to Category 3 hurricane Irma, which has left the region but is still causing so much devastation as she departs the northern Bahamas.Twenty eight homes were damaged in a freakish tornado spree across Freeport on Sunday according to officials there.   Two of those homes were completely destroyed by the twisters spawned in the tropical storm force conditions and early assessments reveal that as many as 78 people were affected.Bimini had one tornado touchdown, in Bunker’s Hill where several apartment buildings were with roof damage, at least one power pole was down and people had to be evacuated to safety.In Freeport, one man was sucked up into a tornado while driving in his car along East Atlantic Drive; the vehicle was dropped to the ground, upside down and the man managed to escape with minor injuries; onlookers say he ran from the scene and never looked back.Kirk James, with the Bahamas Department of Meteorology had forewarned residents that tornadic activity is associated with the tropical storm conditions, so the multiple twisters should have been no surprise to residents who hoped Hurricane Irma was be a non event for the storm wearied islands.The Rapid Assessment Team set out since 6am in Grand Bahama, it includes the ministry of works, police, social services, environmental health, defense force and NEMA.  Grand Bahama island, which lost power around 10pm Sunday, is expected to be given an all clear around noon today.Although school in Grand Bahama and Bimini are still closed until further notice, the Ministry of Education on Sunday advised that teachers at other schools across the country are to return to school today; students are due back on Tuesday September 12.    Hurricane Irma forced evacuations and closures of schools and businesses since Thursday.Though the storm veered off and missed a direct hit of the island chain, Irma still brought dangerous conditions and caused power outages and tornadoes.   The University of The Bahamas says its San Salvador and Oakes Field campuses sustained no damage and reopen for classes today. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_img Tags Post a comment The Future of Libraries The Broward County Libraries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, show just what the evolution of libraries looks like. Since 2015, they’ve established spaces like the teen video studio — the library calls them Creation Stations — across their branches to give visitors access to tech as well as to teach digital skills. They offer classes and workshops in basic activities, like creating online resumes and coding. And Broward County is finding ways to bring library services to patrons who might never set foot in the building. “When people think of a place or a space, or they need something, the library [should be] the first thing that comes to mind,” Kelvin Watson, Broward County Libraries director, says in his office in the Main Library.Beyond booksLibraries offering more than reading material isn’t exactly a new idea. Historically, libraries have made tech like typewriters, fax machines, copy machines and early personal computers available to everyone. Just as libraries democratized information, they’ve democratized technology, giving people access to it before many of them can afford it for themselves. This library puts tech in the hands of its patrons Making technology available is important, says Monique le Conge, president of the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, because it’s “a vital tool to help people be successful and improve their opportunities and their everyday lives.”Libraries make more than just gadgets and software available to their patrons. In Florida, you can check out fishing gear. You can get cake pans in various forms from the Topeka and Shawnee County Library in Kansas. And the Berkeley Public Library has been lending out tools — everything from hammers to hedge trimmers — since 1979.Robots at the libraryDescribing everything Broward’s libraries have on offer is a challenge. But Bob Anstett, who coordinates digital initiatives at the library, is up for it. He’s been with the county for almost a quarter of a century. He’s also got a longstanding interest in tech and has played with everything from the old Tandy TRS-80 computers to the augmented reality Merge Cubes, one of his latest fascinations.dsc-2518.jpgAnstett’s been experimenting with the augmented reality potential of Merge Cubes.  Erin Carson/CNET As we zip through the Main Library’s Creation Station, Anstett, who’s been known to miss his bus when he gets engrossed in a book, shows off the library’s wares. It’s got Wacom tablets, Sphero robots, claymation kits, Raspberry Pi computers, robotics kits, GoPros and Merge VR goggles. Sewing machines sit on work benches and Macs outfitted with all manner of creative software line one of the walls. 3D printers sit by the entrance and a robot that almost comes up to my hip stands guard by the front desk.In one corner of the room, which is mostly windows, patrons can use the Creation Station’s virtual reality setup to visit Harlem in the ’20s. A green screen hangs in the other corner for video production. The Creation Station also houses an electric guitar, a favorite of a local homeless man, who periodically stops by to shred for a half hour or so. A few floors up, you’ll find Creation Station Business, the first free co-working space in the state. You can park yourself at a bright green booth with downtown Fort Lauderdale as your backdrop and work on spreadsheets or presentations or whatever it is businesspeople do.Around the county, Anstett and his team scatter pop-up libraries, which are basically Wi-Fi hotspots with library branding. You can find them in bus stations and art galleries, and if you’re on the hotspot, you can access e-books even if you don’t have a library card.dsc00900.jpgBob Anstett shows off a 3D printer.  Ari Rothenberg/Broward County Libraries So far, the library has built 14 Creation Stations in 11 locations. Many have a distinct focus, such as science or music and audio production. Anstett says more are in the works.”It’s such a wide umbrella of making people aware of the technology and giving them access to the technology so they can figure it out for themselves,” Anstett tells me.  The dawn of Creation StationYou couldn’t always walk into the Broward County Main Library and walk out with a robot.When Skye Patrick, Watson’s predecessor, took the job of director in 2013, the scene was very different. Staffing had been cut by more than a quarter and the library’s hours were slashed to 40 per week from 60. Half of the Main Library’s 250,000 square feet were closed thanks to “window mitigation.” (Translation: Half the windows were covered with black tarp.)Morale was low. Upon arriving in Florida from New York City, Patrick thought Broward County was in need of renovation beyond, you know, new windows.So she put together a proposal asking for $265,000 to build the first version of Creation Station. Patrick got the money even if she didn’t get the greatest space. The first Creation Station debuted in 2015 in a glorified closet at the Main Library.”It was enough to do something,” she said over the phone in December. So using the money, they got items like 3D printers, laptops and new furniture. Eventually they counted between 200-300 people visiting the space every day. By the time Patrick left in 2016, the library was back to 60 hours per week. Branching outIt’s January in Fort Lauderdale, and everyone politely apologizes for the cold snap. It’s pretty rough: Clear blue skies and mercury somewhere around 70 degrees.  Anstett and I make a loop within the county in his all-electric Chevy Bolt — another tech toy in his collection — and visit a couple of branches, including the North Lauderdale Saraniero and Collier City branches. At the North Lauderdale Saraniero branch, I see Creation Station Science, a lab-type space that offers activities on Monday afternoons for kids ages 8-12.Manny Arrocho, a senior librarian, sits with me at a metal table and describes teaching kids about sound waves by having them build miniguitars. He tells me about an experiment with slime. Once, the kids made ice cream. Hey, it gets them into the library.The idea behind it is to show kids “how science fits into fun activities,” he says. Over at the Collier City branch, they’ve turned two small rooms adjoined by a door and a window into a small studio space, complete with a microphone, acoustic foam on the walls and speakers in the control room. It’s called Creation Station Music, and, true to the name, you can check out guitars and ukuleles.dsc-2608.jpgA young library patron visits Creation Station Music.  Erin Carson/CNET Learning Specialist Gregory Hanley tells me about a project he’s been working on with the kids who come in. They’re learning about voice acting, giving lines to characters they created in their own animated videos.”It allows them to be creative and just explore their imagination,” he says, all while giving the kids a project to walk out with. Creation Stations Science and Music illustrate something bigger the library is reaching toward. The library wants patrons to understand there’s value in coming to the library to learn about and use tech, rather than simply taking a gadget home for a couple of weeks. Coming to the library gives patrons an “experiential” knowledge and information, says Lisa Manners, who was involved with the original efforts to jump-start Creation Station in the Main Library. There’s a library around here?Ensuring the success of the whole Creation Station initiative has taken a mix of money and marketing. The funding and resources for Creation Station come from different sources. The county’s tax base supplies the majority. But Friends of the Library, a nonprofit, supports the library’s efforts, particularly when there’s something Anstett can’t use taxpayer money for, such as an experimental virtual reality headset he bought as a Kickstarter project. The library also partners with local businesses, colleges and the chamber of commerce. It takes a lot of advocacy, and Anstett never stops talking up the library.While I’m getting my parking pass validated at a government building across the street from the library, a young guy in a T-shirt bearing an image of a bowl of noodles and the phrase “I Heart Noods” overhears our conversation. “There’s a library around here?” he asks.Barely taking a breath, Anstett launches into his pitch, leaning on 3D printers, virtual reality and a piece of moon rock the library has on display.  We move on after the noods guy promises to pay a visit. Talking to people and reaching out to the community is part of what Anstett does. Anstett and I pay a visit to FATVillage, the local arts district, where we meet up with Lean Brown, an artist and gallery coordinator, in a warehouse. It’s about a week before the opening of an exhibit called Inhabited, and the space is filled with artists’ interpretations of “dwelling.” There’s a crocheted tent, a small trailer and a whimsical fabric fort bigger than plenty of New York City apartments. Around the time Creation Station launched, Anstett reached out to Brown, and since then they’ve partnered on a variety of projects. Anstett will bring his augmented and virtual reality rigs to FATVillage’s monthly art walks, which are community events that can pull in as many as 4,000 people.And at the end of 2017, the library helped with a six-week lecture and workshop series called the Art Tech Incubator, which taught 3D printing, interactive projection and how to make things with Arduinos, little circuit boards that folks can use for electronics projects.Brown says forging a connection between the arts community and the library to promote tech is important. Artists can feel intimidated by tech or wary that it could get between them and their work. And yet, she feels tech is the future of art and design. “For our artists to stay relevant, I think it’s very important to know how to use everything so they can make anything,” Brown says. So these days, whenever Brown’s got something brewing with tech, the library is always involved. Getting the green lightjoasJoas Thermidor was a regular at the Creation Station Teen Studio. Joas Thermidor Thermidor says getting stood up in the library’s lobby turned him into a regular. Shortly after being introduced to the video equipment, he started recording quirky skits. One of his favorites is his take on 2016’s Mannequin Challenge, a goofy internet fad that had people freezing in position while someone recorded the scene. In his version, Thermidor makes off with a kitchen gadget while everyone is frozen. Thermidor learned how to use Photoshop and editing program Premiere Pro and took part in workshops. Maybe most importantly, he met folks from the library and the local arts community who’ve mentored him. They even helped him get connected with a summer program at the Broward Center for Performing Arts.Thermidor has aged out of the teen studio. The 20-year-old, who hadn’t considered college before he got plugged in with the teen studio, will wrap up his associate’s degree this spring. He’s applied to film school in California.Still, he thinks fondly of the library, saying it “was a green light that enabled me to pursue my dreams.” Share your voice At the Broward County Main Library, you can try out virtual reality.  Ari Rothenberg/Broward County Libraries A few years ago, on a sunny June day, Joas Thermidor waited for an acquaintance at Broward County Main Library. As he was killing time, a member of the library struck up a conversation.The library had recently installed a video studio for teenagers, the staffer told Thermidor. It had cameras, a green screen and editing software.Turns out Thermidor, 17 at the time, wanted to become an actor and had already started a YouTube channel under the name T-bone Without the Steak. His buddy never showed, but Thermidor spent the rest of the afternoon in the studio.”The equipment and someone showing me how to film — I was given all this guidance for my dreams,” Thermidor, now majoring in filmmaking at Broward College, told me in February.digital-libraries-8777-5The Next Chapter is a multipart series that examines the changing role of libraries in a connected world.  James Martin/CNET The library isn’t where most people go to launch their careers, unless of course they’re librarians. The institution’s popular image hasn’t changed much over the last century. Think of a library, and you’ll probably conjure up a stodgy beaux-arts building, stuffed with dusty books and magazines and staffed by strict, bespectacled overseers who’ll shush you at the slightest jump in decibel.That’s changed as most people look to their phones for, well, just about everything, a cultural shift that threatens to reduce libraries to a quaint memory. But over the past decade, they’ve repositioned themselves as cultural and learning centers for the digital age. It’s not just about free Wi-Fi or computer access. Some lend out mobile hotspots. Others offer classes in the latest tech, such as music-editing software and 3D printing.On Sunday, libraries across the country begin celebrating their evolving mission during National Library Week. Melinda Gates serves as honorary chairwoman of the annual event, which is sponsored by the American Library Association. Gates is an appropriate choice: She and husband Bill began funding computers, internet access and software for libraries in low-income communities through an organization they established in 1997.center_img 2:18 Now playing: Watch this: 0 Robots What e-books at the library mean for your privacy Carla Hayden has an audacious plan to make Library of Congress available to you online 10 ways to download books online for free Without Google, people behind bars pen their questions to librarians Culturelast_img read more

first_imgSince most of Operation Santa is funded through donations and volunteer hours, the monetary cost of Saturday’s event was about $2,000. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA.For the last 58 years the National Guard has brought presents and holiday cheer to remote communities across Alaska as part of Operation Santa Clause. But the festivities over this past weekend also draw attention to the serious environmental challenges rural communities are coping with.Operation Santa Clause is a massive undertaking, requiring months of coordinating to bring dozens of volunteers, military personnel, presents, and ice-cream to communities hundreds of miles from Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. To do it, they use a C-130, the same plane paratroopers jump out of during war.The Clauses doled out gifts to around 300 kids from a cargo-load of about 2,500 pounds. Photo: Zachariah Hughes.There is also a small battalion of volunteers who organize the event every year. They got a later-than-normal start usual this year because of the federal budget sequester, and scrutiny of misconduct within the Alaska Army National Guard. But on  Saturday, partners from the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Anchorage businesses helped guardsmen unload 2,500 pounds of donated cargo from the plane’s giant ramp onto a local fleet of sleds and snowmachines at the runway in Shishmaref.Among the cargo were enough instruments for a small brass band to play traditional Christmas songs inside the school gym as presents were piled atop tables, and bleachers filled with families.But it wasn’t the only traditional music performed. After an introduction by the principal, a group of young men flanked by children drummed and sang, bringing up a handful of volunteers in Christmas sweaters and soldiers in fatigues during the invitational dance.Then Santa and Mrs. Clause debuted, posing for photos while their helpers guided kids to the gift tables. In addition to toys, there were practical items like 1,000 donated backpacks. “The backpacks, from a teacher’s point of view, I love it,” said Donna Bennet, standing in her 3rd grade classroom. “It is very windy up here, and when we try to send thing home at the end of the day we want it get home.”Boys eagerly grabbed at drums after the adults had taken up their own, and took turns drumming and dancing. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA.Beyond material support and good cheer, Bennett believes bringing the focus of so many people all the way to Shishmaref is a crucial aspect of the event.“It’s exciting to see all of these people coming into Shishmaref so that they know that we’re up here. We’re up here, we do exist, we do have some issues that we need the outside world to see and to hear about, and if there’s help available for different things we do need up here this is growing the awareness,” she explained.The biggest issue facing Shishamref is the accelerating pace of coastal erosion threatening the thin barrier island it is built on. With climate change delaying freeze up in the Bering and Chukchi seas, the fall storms slamming the region each year present a danger that weighs heavy for many.“It’s all the villages on the coast that are dealing with this climate change issue,” said Dennis Davis, originally from Kotzebue but who’s lived in Shishmaref for many years. “It is affecting our culture in a big way as we speak now. The ocean isn’t freezing, you start seeing sick sea animals and fish–that’s our way of life.”In selecting where to bring Op Santa to each year, the organization’s board works with the state’s Office of Emergency Services to identify communities that have been hard-hit. This year’s site choices, Newtok and Shishmaref, highlight that even without a particular disaster climate change is creating serious and on-going hardship for coastal residents. And unlike an earthquake or a flood, there’s no end or rescue in sight. On top of the ice cream sundaes, Davis is glad Santa’s cadre of volunteers helped bring the community’s needs into sharper focus.“I just wanna say thank you to them for coming out here and taking the time to see our village, and it puts a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces,” Davis said. “It’s stuff like this that our people need to get our voices out there, to let everybody know that we have a problem, we’re not always looking for a handout, and we’re a community that’s basically washing away, and there’s a lot of them that are washing away. You know, we need more action.”Though it’s December, firm sea-ice hasn’t yet formed in the waters surrounding Shishmaref, hampering subsistence activities. Photo: Zachariah Hughes.Organizers are quick to point out that Operation Santa Clause is not a charity, it is a good will event. And Davis thinks that is the right attitude to begin working together with outside partners, both to boost morale and to get to work addressing climate change.last_img read more

first_imgIndian pedestrians walk on Dalal Street – Trader’s Street – next to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on March 7, 2014.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesA steep fall in index heavyweight ITC post the hike in cigarette cess, and to some extent Reliance Industries, not to mention a negative lead from Asian markets pushed the domestic market lower on Tuesday, Moneycontrol.com reported.The BSE Sensex crashed nearly 450 points intraday, dragged entirely by index heavyweights ITC post hike in cigarettes cess.At close, the 30-share BSE Sensex posted biggest single day loss in 2017, down 363.79 points or 1.13 percent at 31,710.99. The 50-share NSE Nifty shed 88.80 points or 0.90 percent to 9,827.15 after hitting intraday low of 9,792.05.Moneycontrol quoted experts as saying that Tuesday’s sharp fall was due to stock specific correction, which is unlikely to hit overall positive market sentiment, experts feel.Shares of ITC plunged 12.6 percent after the GST Council on Monday raised the cess on cigarettes to take away an estimated Rs 5,000 crore annual ‘windfall’ manufacturers could have reaped from lower GST rates, the Economic Times said in a report, quoting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.The crash of the ITC stock happened amid high volumes as brokerage houses downgraded the stock after the GST Council’s decision to raise cigarette cess on Monday. However, cigarette prices will not change as a result of the increased cess, which became effective Monday night. According to the ET report, Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to equal-weight from overweight and reduced target price to Rs 285 from Rs 395, saying it is a clear negative with obvious impact on volume growth and valuation multiples. It expects 3 percent volume decline in fiscal 2018 versus earlier estimate of 5 percent growth and expects 6 percent cigarette business EBIT growth versus 20 percent earlier.The broader markets were also caught in bear grip, though they outperformed benchmarks. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were down 0.6 percent each on weak market breadth. About 1,688 shares declined against 1,000 advancing shares on the exchange.In the world markets, dollar fell to a 10-month low on Tuesday, bearing the brunt of a selloff triggered by another setback to US President Donald Trump’s agenda and scaled back expectations for another rate hike at Federal Reserve this year.last_img read more

5 Missing After Army Helicopter Goes Down Items Found

first_img Share Twitter User @WOKVNewsA multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Col. Curtis Kellogg, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division.Two pilots and three crew members were on board, he said. The Army has notified the soldiers’ families, Kellogg said.“As we do this work, the soldiers and their families are in the forefront of our minds. That’s what we’re doing this for,” Kellogg said.Honolulu Fire Department search and rescue crews found and collected pieces of helicopter fuselage and a helmet in a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) off Kaena Point on Oahu. Photos showed Army soldiers unloading suspected debris from the firefighters’ boat and personal watercraft at the harbor in the nearby town of Haleiwa.The search later moved to an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) offshore where currents moving in different directions converge.Officials closed the state park at Kaena Point while the search was underway. Kaena is a remote spot northwest of Honolulu where Oahu’s northern and western coasts meet to form a small peninsula. The park’s sandy coastline is home to a seabird colony and endangered Hawaiian monk seals.A Coast Guard plane, two helicopters and several boats were being used in the search. The Army and Marine Corps joined the effort, as did Honolulu firefighters and lifeguards.Two Black Hawk crews were conducting training between Kaena Point and Dillingham Airfield when communications were lost, officials said. Clouds and a few showers were in the area at the time.The soldiers were training at night to maintain the skills they need to do their jobs, Kellogg said.“Our aviation assets, as well as all of our soldiers, train at night. It’s what we do,” he said. They need these skills to accomplish their wartime mission, Kellogg said.The two helicopters are elements of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade based in Hawaii.The UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine utility helicopter manufactured for the Army by Sikorsky Aircraft starting in the 1970s.More than 3,000 Black Hawk aircraft are in service around the world, according to Sikorsky’s parent company Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Army owns 2,300 of them.In April, one crew member was killed and two others were injured when an Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Maryland during a routine training flight.In 2015, 11 crew members were killed when an Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed into the water off Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.last_img read more

State Department Warns Americans Not To Travel To Five Mexican States

first_imgCopyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. FERNANDO BRITO / AFP/GETTY IMAGESMexican journalist Javier Valdez lies on the street after he was shot dead in Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 15, 2017.The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to travel to five Mexican states, issuing a “do not travel” advisory.“Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread,” the State Department said in the notice Thursday.As a result, the department says the frequency of the attacks by criminal organizations in the states of Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero and Tamaulipas has “limited the U.S. government’s ability to provide emergency services to citizens in the states.” And, in many cases, not even Mexican officials can do much to protect or prevent the widespread scourge of lawlessness against American travelers.Armed groups frequently maintain roadblocks in many areas of Guerrero. A number of Mexico’s most violent criminal organizations are based in and operate out of Sinaloa. The streets of Tamualipas are often the scene of gang-led gun battles, while armed criminal groups target public and private passenger buses, often taking passengers hostage and demanding ransom payments.But not all parts of Mexico are covered under the warning. Sixteen of the country’s 32 states received a level-two “exercise caution” warning, the department’s second-lowest advisory. Citizens were told to “reconsider travel” to another 11 states.Mexico reached record levels of deadly violence in 2017, making it the bloodiest year in the country’s modern history, notes The Guardian. The first 11 months of the year brought 23,101 murder investigations, surpassing the 22,409 registered in the whole of 2011, when the country was in the depths of rampant inter-cartel warfare, says Business Insider.And as NPR’s Carrie Kahn reports, outside of global conflict zones, Mexico takes the No. 1 spot for journalists murdered in 2017. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders says Mexico is the “Western Hemisphere’s deadliest country for the media.” Sharelast_img read more

first_img 1990s Nickelodeon was a huge part of growing up for me, and many people my age. It was the only channel on TV that wasn’t unabashedly out to sell us something. Watching it, you got the sense that the people behind these shows really cared about creating quality TV for kids. For that reason, Hey Arnold was a perfect Nickelodeon show. It spoke honestly to kids, not afraid to deal with the fact that they can be mean and cruel to each other. We could see ourselves in these characters, and dream of living the kind of big city life that they did. Despite each half-hour show being a pair of 11-minute shorts, the characters grew and changed over the course of the show. It’s no wonder we got so attached to them. That’s why it was so painful when the show’s final story was never finished.During the Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie panel at New York Comic Con, creator Craig Bartlett apologized to the packed house of now-grown Nickelodeon fans. Though he did enjoy seeing how much his old cartoon meant to so many people. “This is great,” he said. “It makes me glad we waited, even though it was painful. I apologize for that cliffhanger at the end of ‘The Journal.’” Bartlett explained that the cliffhanger was his way of daring Nickelodeon not to make the movie. As we all know by now, they called his bluff. Hey Arnold ended, and the movie wasn’t made.The whole story behind Arnold’s missing parents was kind of a mistake. “I was very glib about where is parents were in the first season,” he said. Initially, when asked why Arnold lived with his grandparents, he offhandedly said they were documentarians off traveling the world. Then he realized that made them the worst parents ever, as they never wrote or called their son. That’s why he wrote the “Parents’ Day” episode, to clarify that they weren’t jerks, they’re missing. But that just made things sad. That’s what led to “The Journal,” and the little cliffhanger at the end where Arnold finds the map. That way, they were still out there somewhere, and Arnold would find them in The Jungle Movie. It only took 15 years, but we got there.(Screenshot via Nickelodeon)Bartlett says the new movie won’t use any of the material he wrote for it back in the early 2000s. When Nickelodeon brought him back, he started from scratch, updating the characters and setting to 2017. Though only a little time has passed for the characters themselves, the movie will take place in 2017. That doesn’t change as much as you might think. The biggest change is that Rhonda has a smartphone. Because of course she would. Even Big Bob Pataki hasn’t moved on with the times. In The Jungle Movie, he’s still selling beepers. (Bartlett reminded us that beepers were an anachronism even when the series was new.) As you might guess, the beeper business isn’t doing too hot. Thankfully, the setting being an amalgamation of Seattle, Portland and Brooklyn, there are plenty of hipsters around who are all in on beepers.Speaking of hipsters, look out for Hipster Lane Toran in the background while watching The Jungle Movie. (He’ll be the guy with the full beard and suspenders. Pretty much exactly as Lane Toran looks right now.) Bartlett was joined onstage by Toran, the original Arnold, Francesca Marie Smith, who played Helga, Anndi McAfee, who played Phoebe, and Olivia Hack, who played Rhonda. All four are returning for The Jungle Movie, and the women will all be reprising their original roles. They can all still do their younger voices. That’s especially true of McAfee, who showed us how Phoebe’s voice changed over the course of the series, as she got to know the character better. In the first few episodes, she’s shy, quiet and squeaky. Then, she discovered that Phoebe is that eternally supportive friend who doesn’t like the spotlight. She’s most confident when she gets to play the sidekick. When McAfee discovered that, Phoebe’s voice got higher and fuller.Toran, obviously, can’t do Arnold’s voice anymore. He was recast while the show was still on the air, though they did bring him back to play Wolfgang after his voice changed. This time, he’s playing Che, a young San Lorenzen man who becomes a love interest for Olga. Yes, Olga is in this movie. She’s a student teacher/chaperone on the trip to San Lorenzo. As Bartlett put it, having her older sister come along on a school trip with her friends and the boy she likes seemed like a perfect way to torture Helga. Bartlett loves to do that. Toran did mention that we’re going to love the new Arnold. The new kid’s name is Mason Vale Cotton. Toran says Mason sounds more like him as a kid than he did.(Screenshot via Nickelodeon)The idea of using real kids as voice actors was met with some pushback at Nickelodeon, but Bartlett insisted on it. What really convinced the network was Smith. She came in for an audition, and Bartlett was busy with other work at the time. He then heard this strong yell from a little girl in the recording booth. He says he immediately looked up from his papers and knew they’d found their Helga. From there, they built the rest of the cast around her. The kids all recorded together in the same room, often sharing microphones. All four described the experience as a blast. “It was awesome, it was like playtime for us,” Toran said.Because they were all kids having fun making the show together, McAfee described the sessions as “physical and fun” as they often had to compete for mics. “I’m a little bit competitive, so there was a bit of that,” she said.They debuted the full trailer for us, which you can watch below. It was so good, they had to play it twice. I’m not exaggerating when I say the room got emotional while watching it. After it was over, Smith and McAfee were visibly teary-eyed on stage. It’s not hard to see why. Watching this trailer, I’m a little kid in 1996 again. I can only imagine what it’s like for the kids who made the show.As you might expect, there were screams when Helga threw away her picture of Arnold. There were even more when Phoebe kissed Gerald. McAfee said that actually started because of her and Jamil Walker Smith joking around during recording sessions. Wouldn’t it be funny if Arnold and Helga’s best friends secretly liked each other. “I don’t think Jamil was joking,” Toran told McAfee. Looking back on it, McAfee agrees. Bartlett just liked the idea of having a chill, more causal crush on the show juxtaposed with Arnold and Helga’s fraught relationship.Though Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie is the long-awaited conclusion of a 15-year-old cliffhanger, it’s not the endgame for Bartlett. If the movie does well in terms of ratings, Bartlett is hoping to continue the story into a new season. Yes, there could be new episodes of Hey Arnold! in our future. He’s already got a few stories in mind. If the show were to come back, all the kids would be in sixth grade. As the show went on, they would continue to age and grow. We’ll finally know what happened to these kids as they grew up. And if that isn’t enough of a reason to watch the movie, Bartlett also promised to answer other questions beyond what happened to Arnold’s parents. Plot threads left open, he says, will be tied up in the movie. “I tried so hard to check every box, it’s ridiculous,” he said.Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie will air on November 24 on Nickelodeon. Hands-On: Monster Energy Supercross is More Exciting Than Soft DrinksCosplay Gallery: New York Comic Con 2017, Part 2 Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. What do you get the Whovian who has everything in all of space and time?“Doctor Who: 100 Illustrated Adventures” hit shelves last week, chock full of original, never-before-seen pieces of fan art from around the world.Early this year, Puffin Books invited artisans of all ages (nine and over) to apply for a chance to have their work appear in a collection of designs celebrating the best stories from 54 years of Doctor Who.“You don’t have to be an experienced artist to enter,” the contest website said. “Whether you want to scribble a Silurian, paint a Pyrovile, or simply draw the Doctor—just grab your pencils, pens, and paper and get creating.”Participants were asked to choose an episode (or two or three) from the BBC’s list of 100 favorites, including stories classic and new.“Your image could illustrate the episode as a whole, or just one particular element/scene, character from the episode,” Puffin said at the time. “The choice is yours.”Thousands of entries were whittled down to 100, chosen as winning pieces by a team of Puffin design and illustration experts, as well as members of BBC’s Doctor Who brand team.“Spanning the First Doctor’s era to the Twelfth, this stunning book is a must-have Christmas gift and keepsake for any Doctor Who fan,” the Amazon product description boasted.(The claim is backed up by customer Kate, who gave the publication a five-star review, recommending its “beautiful illustrations” and stories to true Whovians, and “even people who are normally not such big fans.”Take a sneak peek at some of the pages below.And pick up your own copy of the volume as a Kindle book ($17.99); a hardcover version will launch in the US in January. Impatient readers, meanwhile, can order the 200-page manual via Amazon UK for £13.60 ($17.80) (plus shipping).“The Three Doctors” (via BBC)“Logopolis” (via BBC)“The Invasion” (via BBC)“Father’s Day” (via BBC)It’s bigger on the inside (via BBC) HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more