VadaTech: new ADC/DAC modules with Xilinx UltraScale+ XCVU13P

first_img Continue Reading Previous MicroSys: RTOS Microware OS-9 supports Open Source OPC UA – TSN projectNext Acromag: quad-port GbE XMC modules in RJ45, SFP, and rear I/O versions VadaTech announces the AMC587 and AMC588. These modules couple high-performance RF front end with an XCVU13P providing signal processing bandwidth at over 20 TeraMACs of DSP compute performance in the compact AdvancedMC form factor. OpenVPX versions of these modules are planned for later this year. The AMC587 provides dual-channel 12-bit ADC with sample rates of up to 6.4GSPS (TI ADC12DJ3200, ADC12DJ2700, or ADC12DJ1600), or quad inputs at 3.2 GSPS, and a dual 16-bit DAC (Analog Devices AD9162 orAD9164) with update rate of up to 12 GSPS and direct RF synthesis at 6 GSPS. This makes it suitable for signal capture/analysis applications such as COMINT/SIGINT, radar, research and instrumentation. The unit has an on-board, re-configurable UltraScale+ XCVU13P FPGA which interfaces directly to ADC/DAC. The FPGA is supported by a single bank of DDR4 memory, allowing for large buffer sizes to be stored during processing as well as for queuing the data to the host.The AMC588 is a wideband transceiver with four AD9371 connected to a Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA. This provides eight transceivers channels with a frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz, making it suitable for SDR, BTS, antenna systems, research and instrumentation. The module is compatible with ADI RadioVerse design tools and is supported by full VHDL reference design with source code. The on-board re-configurable UltraScale+ XCVU13P FPGA interfaces via JESD204B directly to wideband transceivers. The FPGA is supported by a single bank of DDR4 memory channels (64-bit wide for a total of 8GB).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

State League Wrap

first_imgThe Melbourne City Lions have won their second Women’s VT League title after defeating the Bayside Vipers by one touchdown. The win continues the two team’s strong rivalry over the past three years, and is revenge for the Lions’ loss to the Vipers in the 2008 grand final. Despite their loss in the Women’s division, the Vipers took home two of the three major awards on finals day of the 2009 VT League at Port Melbourne, winning the Men’s division and also winning the Licence Minor Premiership. The Lions went into the Women’s finals series as the form team of the season, with the Vipers not far behind. The Lions went through the first 14 rounds without losing a game, before being beaten by the Vipers in round 15. In the elimination finals, the Western Dodgers upset the Northern Falcons by two touchdowns, while the Uni Blues were two touchdown winners over the Casey Cougars. The Dodgers then progressed to the semi finals to play the Lions, with the Lions winning 7-3. In the other semi, the Vipers were too good for the Blues, winning 4-2.In wet conditions in the final, the Lions led by two touchdowns at half-time, and further extended their lead early in the second half to lead three nil. Two quick touchdowns to the Vipers got them into the game, but it was too little too late, with the Lions taking the game 3-2. After 15 rounds of the Men’s division, the Vipers finished on top of the VT League ladder with 13 wins and two losses. Last year’s premiers, the Western Dodgers, finished in second place, with nine wins and six losses. In the elimination finals, the Lions were 10-7 winners over the Cougars, as were the Blues over the Falcons. The Lions then pushed the Vipers all the way in the first semi, with the eventual premiers winning by one touchdown to progress through to the final. In the other semi, the Dodgers were three touchdown winners over the Blues.In the final, the Dodgers got out to a strong start, leading by two touchdowns at the break, 4-2. The Dodgers were reduced to four players at one stage in the second half, with the Vipers making the most of the opportunity, hitting back to score three touchdowns to give them the lead. After another Dodgers player was sent to the sin bin, the Vipers kept the scoreboard ticking over to claim the Men’s VT League title 8-5. The following awards were presented following the finals:Licence Minor Premiership  –  Bayside VipersFair Play team award – Northern Falcons Women’s teamMost Influential Male – Wylie McQueen (Casey Cougars)                                  Jamie Tang (Uni Blues)Most Influential Female  – Leah Percy (Melbourne City Lions)Best and Fairest Female – Brooke James (Bayside Vipers)Best and Fairest Male – Troy Booth (Northern Falcons)Best on ground – Women’s grand final – Leah Percy (Melbourne City Lions)Best on ground – Men’s grand final – Thomas Zwart (Western Dodgers)Players referee of the tournament – Julie DavineEmerging referee of the tournament – Johnny KatalACT Super LeagueAll four ACT Super League clubs will take part in the Men’s and Women’s grand finals on Thursday, 10 December 2009. In the Women’s division, Woden Eagles will play the Canberra City Bears after the Eagles defeated the Tuggeranong Valley Vikings by two touchdowns in the qualifying final, 4-2. In the Men’s grand final, the Vikings will play the UC Otters after the Vikings defeated the Eagles 7-6 in a drop off in the qualifying final. In the Women’s division, the Bears finished the six round competition on top of the ladder, with five wins from their six games. They have been undefeated since their round one loss to the Vikings. The Eagles finished in third place on the ladder, with two wins, three losses and one draw from their six games. Their best result prior to the finals was their four-all draw against the Vikings in round six. The Eagles then upset the Vikings in the qualifying final to progress through to the final. The Eagles and the Bears met twice this season, with the Bears winning both games – by four touchdowns in round two and five touchdowns in round five.  The final between the Bears and the Eagles will be played at 7.40pm on Thursday, 10 December 2009.In the Men’s division, the Otters were the first team to progress through to the grand final after finishing the season on top of the ACT Super League Men’s ladder. The Otters went through the season undefeated with four wins and two draws from their six games, with draws against the Eagles and the Vikings. The Vikings finished the season in third position, with two wins, three losses and one draw from their six games.The Otters and the Vikings met twice this season, with the Otters defeating the Vikings by three touchdowns in round three, while the teams drew seven-all in round five. They will meet again in the final on Thursday, 10 December at 6.50pm.         For more information, please visit the following website:www.acttouch.com.au VT LEAGUERESULTSMEN’S – ELIMINATION FINALSFirst Elimination Final:Melbourne City Lions 10 def Casey Cougars 7Second Elimination Final:Uni Blues 10 def Northern Falcons 7MEN’S – SEMI FINALSFirst Semi Final:Bayside Vipers 10 def Melbourne City Lions 9Second Semi Final:Western Dodgers 7 def Uni Blues 4 MEN’S – GRAND FINALBayside Vipers 8 def Western Dodgers 5WOMEN’S- ELIMINATION FINALFirst Elimination Final:Northern Falcons 1 def by Western Dodgers 3 Second Elimination Final:Uni Blues 3 def Casey Cougars 1WOMEN’S – SEMI FINALSFirst Semi Final:Melbourne City Lions 7 def Western Dodgers 3Second Semi Final:Bayside Vipers 4 def Uni Blues 2WOMEN’S – GRAND FINALMelbourne City Lions 3 def Bayside Vipers 2ACT SUPER LEAGUERESULTSWOMEN’S – QUALIFYING FINALTuggeranong Valley Vikings 2 def by Woden Eagles 4WOMEN’S – GRAND FINALCanberra City Bears v Woden EaglesMEN’S – QUALIFYING FINALTuggeranong Valley Vikings 7 def Woden Eagles 6MEN’S – GRAND FINALUC Otters v Tuggeranong Valley Vikingslast_img read more

18 days agoProdl admits Watford desperate for points boost

first_imgProdl admits Watford desperate for points boostby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford defender Sebastian Prodl admits the club needs points soon or they risk relegation.The Hornets have two points from eight games heading into the international break.Prodl said: “We need to step forward, we need to get positive results in and we can’t waste any more time.”We want to maintain our status as a Premier League club and the sooner we face reality, the better it is to get out and the easier it will become to get out [of the relegation zone]. We face another tough opponent away next (Tottenham) — that’s the Premier League. It doesn’t matter if it is Sheffield or Tottenham, we need points.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Merford Cabins Introduces ‘The Cinderella’

first_imgzoom An efficient, safe and healthy working environment is obvious for most employees all over the world. Crane operators are an exception in this case.Sanitary facilities are most of the time far away when a working place is several meters above the ground. This often leads to uncomfortable and unhygienic situations. Placing a toilet on a crane, however, is not easy. It is hardly possible to bring water on site and to drain the waste. Merford Cabins, a manufacturer of operator cabins, therefore introduced an incineration toilet for cranes, called The Cinderella. A cost-efficient, hygienic solution for crane operators.The Cinderella is approved by Nemko and is CE marked. It is a high quality Scandinavian product. Only electrical power (110-230 V) is required and the waste is burned into a little amount of ashes. The ash pan only has to be emptied after the toilet is used about 300 times. The toilet gives an automated signal in that case. The remnant is free of bacteria, is odorless, attracts no flies and there is no need for chemicals and/or composting agents.The Cinderella Toilet System is one of the most recent developments in the product range of Merford Cabins. With the Cinderella, Merford Cabins is one step closer to a crane operator’s working environment being more pleasant and effective. Merford, October 9, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Closelast_img read more

Tory candidate asks Federal Court to move voting day off Jewish holiday

first_imgOTTAWA — A Conservative candidate for a seat in Toronto in this fall’s federal election is asking the Federal Court to shift voting day because it falls on a Jewish holiday.Election day can be no later than Oct. 21 under federal law, but Chani Aryeh-Bain is asking the court to force Elections Canada to move the day over the objections of the chief electoral officer.Voting day is on the Jewish holiday known as Shemini Atzeret, when Orthodox Jews are not permitted to work, vote or campaign.The notice of application filed Thursday argues that Election Canada’s refusal to move voting day is unreasonable.Aryeh-Bain is hoping to win back the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence, where the Liberals defeated finance minister Joe Oliver in 2015.Also named in the application is Ira Walfish, a voter in York Centre — another riding the Liberals took four years ago — who records show has been involved in the riding’s Conservative association.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Federal government spending 45B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline BC terminal

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets.Finance Minister Bill Morneau says that in return, Kinder Morgan will go ahead with its original plan to twin the pipeline this summer while the sale is finalized, which likely won’t happen until August.Once the sale is complete, Canada will continue the construction on its own, with a view to eventually selling the whole thing down the road, once market conditions would allow it to get the best price.Morneau presented the options during an early-morning cabinet meeting today before ministers signed off on the chosen option, which he says is still subject to the approval of Kinder Morgan shareholders.“We believe this is the best way to protect thousands of well-paying jobs and the safest and most effective way to get our resources to world markets,” Morneau told a news conference in Ottawa after the meeting, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr at his side.“Make no mistake: this is an investment in Canada’s future.”Export Development Canada will finance the purchase, which includes the pipeline, pumping stations, and rights of way along the route between Edmonton and Vancouver, as well as the marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C., where oil is loaded onto tankers for export.Morneau says the federal government does not plan to be a long-term owner and is in negotiations with interested investors, including Indigenous communities, pension funds and the Alberta government, which will provide funding for any unexpected costs that arise during construction.“To investors considering Canada as a place to build big, important, transformative projects like the Trans Mountain expansion, we want you to know that you have a partner in Ottawa,” Morneau said.“One who not only respects the rule of law but who understands the challenges you are up against and will work with you to find solutions that work for everyone.”The plan, similar to how Canada financed and managed shares in General Motors and Chrysler in 2009 during the financial crisis, will include a new Crown corporation to manage the project.The deal brings some certainty to an expansion project that has been on the rocks ever since B.C. went to court in hopes of blocking it, fearing the impact of a spill of diluted bitumen, the raw output from Alberta’s oilsands.Ottawa has the constitutional authority to build interprovincial projects like pipelines, but B.C. Premier John Horgan has gone to court to get a judge to weigh in on whether B.C.’s jurisdiction for the environment would allow him to regulate what flows through the pipeline.The ensuing uncertainty, paired with vociferous opposition from environmental groups and some Indigenous communities in B.C., prompted Kinder Morgan to halt investment until the federal government could inject some certainty into the project.“The previous government spent 10 years pitting the environment and the economy against each other; they pitted us against each other. It polarized us. That is not who we are,” Carr told the news conference.“The majority of Canadians support this project. The majority of Canadians understand that we are in a transition to a clean-growth century, and we will not get there overnight. But we will get there.”Ottawa is pressing ahead, firmly of the opinion there is no doubt about its jurisdiction. It is also confident it will prevail in a Federal Court challenge by some Indigenous communities over its approval of the pipeline, a ruling on which is due any day.A Finance Department official says that as a Crown project in the national interest, Canada has special allowances to proceed that may not be available to a private-sector company.Canada approved the project in November 2016, following an expanded environmental review process that included additional consultations with Indigenous communities and assessing the amount of additional emissions likely to result from additional production.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has long insisted the project is in Canada’s national interest and is a pivotal part of the country’s economic future.Canada loses $15 billion every year on the sale of oil because the U.S. remains its only export customer, resulting in a lower price, Trudeau argues. A lack of capacity in pipelines or in rail cars to ship oil produced in Alberta is also hurting Canada’s energy sector.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

Estonia working hard to reduce child exploitation UN human rights expert finds

24 October 2008Estonia is taking clear steps to protect its children from prostitution, pornography and exploitation, but its young people remain at risk and continued vigilance from authorities is needed, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned today after visiting the Baltic country. Najat M’jid Maalla, the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, said she was heartened to see first-hand Estonia’s efforts – in legislation, education and prevention programmes, law enforcement, and social and health-care support – to reduce the exploitation of children.During a five-day visit that concluded today, Ms. Maalla met with senior Government officials and staff at UN agencies and toured 11 centres and organizations involved in child protection.She welcomed statistics that showed extremely low numbers of cases of child prostitution or child pornography in recent years, and no cases of the sale of children.Ms. Maalla also noted that Estonia has moved to harmonize its laws with international conventions protecting children and prohibiting human trafficking, and has also taken practical steps, especially in its justice system, to benefit children.Estonian children now receive greater protection during testimony, information campaigns have been held to promote children’s rights and counselling has been introduced for at-risk children on issues such as HIV/AIDS, drug addiction, abuse and violence.But the Special Rapporteur said many legislative reforms still need to be finalized and monitoring mechanisms also have to be improved.Children remain at risk of sexual exploitation, she stressed, given the development of tourism, the easy accessibility of children to new information technologies such as the Internet, and the increasing sophistication of networks of human traffickers.Ms. Maalla, a paediatrician in Morocco, has served as an independent and unpaid Special Rapporteur since May and reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. read more

Slave Island residents told to move or be moved

Some 500 families are to be relocated to make way for a housing project by TATA Housing and 18SG.The land to India’s Tata Housing Development Company Ltd will be given on a 99 years lease. During the meeting some residents refused to agree to four options made available to them in order for them to vacate their homes. The Cabinet had last year approved a proposal to give around eight acres of land around Slave Island bordering Malay Street, Justice Akbar Street and a railway track to Tata Housing and its partner SG 18 Advisors and Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.The company will have to build alternative flats to 456 householders in the area in the same vicinity before developing the land. Until the houses are built, householders will be paid rent. (Colombo Gazette) Rajapaksa then told the residents that if they refuse to move, legal action will be initiated against them as most of them are living in illegal constructions. Residents of an area earmarked for development in Slave Island were today told to either agree to a relocation program that has been offered by the government or be forcefully removed on a court order.A meeting was held this evening between the residents at the Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Colombo Mayor and other officials at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center. read more

US destroyer assists Sri Lankan fisherman on stranded boat

San Diego-based guided missile destroyer USS Decatur assisted seven Sri Lankan fisherman whose boat was stranded, The Times of San Diego reported.The Decatur was conducting a routine patrol Sunday in waters south of Sri Lanka when watch standers sighted a fishing vessel with men on board frantically waving rags in the air. After pulling alongside the fishing vessel in a rigid-hull inflatable boat, two of the fishermen were brought aboard the Decatur. The fishermen stated that their vessel had experienced engine trouble and was unable to return to shore. Decatur provided food and water to the fishermen while they waited for the Sri Lankan Off-Shore Patrol Ship SLNS Jayesagara, which arrived Monday. (Colombo Gazette) The Decatur crew immediately offered to provide medical and towing assistance. The fishermen requested for the ship to contact the Sri Lankan authorities. read more

Ford joins Mahindra to boost brand in India

NEW YORK — Ford and Mahindra are joining forces to expand the American automaker’s presence in India and develop electric vehicles for emerging markets.Ford will transfer some operations in India to the joint venture, which is valued at $275 million and expected to be operational by 2020. Mahindra will own a 51% controlling stake, with Ford owning the remaining 49%. In a separate filing Monday, Ford Motor Co. said it would write down the value of its India assets by $800 to $900 million.The automakers plan to develop, market and distribute Ford brand vehicles in India and bring Ford and Mahindra vehicles, including electric models, to other emerging markets. The joint venture also expects to deliver three new utility vehicles under the Ford brand.Ford has been in India since 1995.The Associated Press read more

In Darfur UN mission voices concern over possible security raid on camps

In a press release, the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, known by the acronym UNAMID, noted that Government forces were possibly planning a raid in Kalma camp near Nyala, in South Darfur, adding that the Mission was taking “preventive measures to mitigate the impact of such an operation on the civilian population of the camp and to reduce the tension there.”“The Mission has engaged the local authorities in South Darfur, in accordance with its protection of civilians’ mandate, and demanded that if there were a need for such selective searches, these should be conducted in coordination with the camp leaders and the Mission and that should be carried out respecting human rights and observing international humanitarian law,” UNAMID declared in its press release. According to UNAMID, Mission personnel have been meeting regularly with IDP leaders, including women and youth, in order to explain the measures being undertaken to reduce the impact such raids may have on the civilian population. In addition, the Mission noted, UNAMID had strengthened the presence of peacekeepers in the Mission’s Patrol Site in Kalma and increased the number of patrols which are conducted around the clock at the camp. At the same time, UNAMID has also reminded the camp population that “harbouring, aiding or abetting offenders who possess weapons contravenes international humanitarian law and that such weaponry should not be stored, handled or trafficked in IDP camps.” The press release explained that the Mission remained engaged “with all relevant stakeholders” while adding that Government authorities had denied any such plans for a raid at the Kalma camp “at the current time.” read more

Ohio State womens volleyball bounces back with pair of wins

OSU junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell (17) goes for a spike during warm-ups preceding a match against Maryland on Nov. 7 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1. Credit: Madelyn Grant / Lantern photographerThe No. 18 Ohio State women’s volleyball team bounced back from a pair of 3-0 losses by topping both Rutgers and Maryland over the weekend.Against the Scarlet Knights (7-20, 0-14), the Buckeyes (18-8, 9-5) carried the momentum from the beginning of the match, as Rutgers tallied a .013 attacking percentage for the match and lost in straight sets (25-9, 25-18, 25-13).The Buckeyes’ largest lead against the Scarlet Knights came in the first set, where they started the match on a 21-6 run.While junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell led all players in kills with 11, senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger and sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe had 10 and nine kills, respectively. They all outscored the Scarlet Knights’ kills leaders junior outside hitter Alex Lassa and sophomore middle blocker Lauren Cloyd, who each had six.Sophomore libero Valeria León had a career-high five service aces, marking a career-high in points, as well.Coach Geoff Carlston said after the win that he doesn’t expect sophomore outside hitter Kylie Randall to return this season, because she has an injured ankle.Scarlet Knights senior setter Nicole Bayer, a native of Concord, Ohio, led her team in assists with 14 and added six digs.Even though Rutgers is the only team in the Big Ten without a conference win, Sekinger said the team always makes adjustments regardless of its opponent.“We just had to really focus on handling our own business because we don’t like to take teams lightly in the Big Ten because they’re in the Big Ten for a reason,” Sekinger said.  “So we just had to focus on doing the little things.”Against the Terrapins (9-16, 2-12), the Buckeyes withstood a run by Maryland after the second set to win the match in four frames (25-16, 20-25, 25-19, 25-12).Freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer and Sekinger each tallied 13 kills, while Campbell added 10. Junior middle blocker Tyler Richardson had eight kills on 12 total attacks for a .583 attacking percentage.After the match, Richardson said the team meshed well on Friday night.“This week (in practice) we really focused on defense and being able to work our middles into the offense,” Richardson said.  “Our setter did a great job and we played great as a team. Our defense and offense tonight was really good.”Sophomore setter Whitney Craigo, a native of Avon Lake, Ohio, led the Terrapins in assists with 22 while providing two service aces and two digs. Junior outside hitter Emily Fraik, a native of Wyoming, Ohio, had seven digs, three service aces and three kills.The Buckeyes are currently tied with No. 12 Purdue (19-7, 9-5) in the Big Ten standings, with four teams ahead of them.The Buckeyes are set to travel to No. 9 Illinois (19-6, 11-3) and Michigan (11-13, 6-8) this week. The Illinois game is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m., while the matchup with the Wolverines is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. read more

MPI announces closure of vehicular lane on Sheriff St from tomorrow

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPart of Sheriff Street to be closed on Sunday- MPIOctober 11, 2018In “Business”Sheriff Street-Mandela Avenue Road Enhancement Project to commence this month – MPIMarch 1, 2018In “latest news”20km/h speed limit at construction zones along Sheriff – MandelaFebruary 28, 2019In “latest news” The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) has announced that the eastern lane from Rupert Craig Highway to the Railway Embankment on Sheriff Street will be closed from Saturday, 24 November, 2018 for Sub grade works.According to a release from MPI, Southbound traffic is requested to use the Conversation Tree Road or Church Road to access Sheriff Street; the road will be opened for the Northbound Traffic only.Work is scheduled to commence at 7:00 hrs. to 17:00 hrs. daily and is anticipated to be completed on Monday, 18 December, 2018.This work is weather dependent and may be delayed in the event of inclement weather, the release added.Access to Bel – Air GardensResidents of Bel-Air Gardens will continue to utilize the existing Bridge access on Sheriff Street. When works are ongoing at the Bridge, residents are encouraged to use the Conversation Tree Road access. Upon completion of works at the Bridge on Sheriff Street, this section will be re-opened to residents of the area, enabling access to the community from the northbound Sheriff Street.SubyranvilleCommuters accessing the Subryanville community are asked to access Sheriff Street from David Street or Church Road. But be reminded that Sheriff Street is opened to northbound traffic only.Parking for the school will be as follows;–          Temporary parking will be on the Left Hand Side ONLY on Sheriff Street, between 2nd and 4th Avenue, while works are ongoing out of the school zone.–          While executing works between 2nd  and 4th  Avenue, parking will be on the Right Hand Side only. read more

Cypriot Community Annual Souvla

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cypriot Community Annual Souvla, one of the Community’s favourite and well attended events, this year promises an enjoyable day to appreciate authentic Cypriot Souvla, fresh salads and dips and unavoidable home made loukoumades.Come early to set up your picnic table or blanket or select a table inside and enjoy succulent meats off the souvla. In addition, popular Greek music and entertainment both indoors and outdoors will be provided, to create the proper Cypriot Kefi.Price: $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12 When: Sunday 9 February, from 12.00 pm Where: Kingsway Sports Ground, Madeley, Perth (entry from Kingsway or Bellerive Bvd) For more information, contact secretary@cypriotcommunitywa.comlast_img read more

Yes La La Land Really Is That Good

first_imgLa La Land’s Golden Globe sweep with a record seven wins means we’re well over due for the usual backlash. It’s a staple these days. Some people like a thing, those folks build it up and then those who wouldn’t have even noticed otherwise snap back. And for La La Land, in particular, that backfire’s been… well… intense.There’s definitely some stuff that doesn’t quite work. It is, for sure, a bit racist. Ryan Gosling does kinda sweep in and do the whole white savior thing, and that’s absolutely shitty. But there’s been this undercurrent of the conversation that’s refused to acknowledge that has any enduring value. And that definitely isn’t true — at least not for me.I know I’m a bit late to this particular party. I didn’t see La La Land until last week. I’d been meandering, emotionally, through the past month. A somewhat charged holiday trip back home with family and some odd shocks to my dating life, and topped off with professional listlessness had me feeling aimless. That’s where La La Land came in for me. It’s this glorious cocktail of everything that I needed at once, and regardless of what missteps it makes (that we should continue to point out), it’s important to remember that the soul of media is the effect it has on us. And never have I felt such a clear connection right when I needed it most.I’m clicking into 26 now, but it’s not an age that feels quite right to me. Like seemingly every other millennial, I’ve often felt like I was sold some a fantasy. I grew up pretty poor, raised by a single parent. I spent some nights hungry — through no fault of hers — and some nights lonely as she busted her ass to make sure we could pull through. All the while she did what she could to guide me and teach me. She took me to Chickasaw Tribal Council Meetings. She organized toy and food drives at the Oklahoma Department of Human services and took me with her on Christmas Mornings so we could deliver toys and food to those who had even less than we did, teaching me about the importance of being involved in the community. She continued her own education — while holding down multiple jobs — and encouraged me to learn everything I could. She believed in the American dream, not for her, but for me. I was her moonshot.And that wears on me. I’m the embodiment of her hope. My choices are in some sense, hers. Every failure, every hit I take wears on me. And it’s exhausting to walk with that. So heavy that I couldn’t bear going back home for years. I’d invested in my life, my goals, and my own dreams and kept coming up short. It felt like if I’d gone back before I was who I felt I needed to be, that I’d coming back defeated.All the while my failures were stacking. I’d wanted to be a professional writer since I was a child, and while I’d had a lot of work published, I couldn’t find the stability I needed to consistently pay bills. I’d had full-time offers at some stellar publications, but I chose to invest instead in my romances. I was mostly okay with that struggle as it was because my life was still moving. Until, about a year ago, I split with a partner that I had, at one point, every intention of marrying.That hit wasn’t just the loss of the relationship, but the feeling that I’d given up that childhood dream for the sake of the ethereal.La La Land has answers for these, nudges and little suggestions for what people like myself should, or at least should consider, doing. The story opens with a raucous shotgun blast of cute, digestible songs. Each of these sets the stage for you to be swept up in the magic of a classically-styled musical. The hyper-saturated backgrounds and joyous ballads are otherworldly. And that’s intentional. When we’re motivated and pressing towards goals of ours, the real world starts to blur together in a dreamy backdrop of our imagined triumphs. And that sets the stage for what La La Land does best: subversion.I’ve never really been a fan of nostalgia in any of its forms, much less the Hollywood fairy tales about being “discovered” and suddenly becoming some big star. I’ve also never seen many of the classics like Casablanca. So the rosy look back at the golden age of movies that La La Land plays with didn’t really nab me. Instead, I got swept up in what it has to say about the way we live out our dreams and seek love in the millennial era.It’s hard not feel scammed as a millennial. Throughout the 90s and early aughts, we were all told that there’s liberty in education, that a degree and elbow grease was all you needed. But that’s just not true. I worked four jobs while attending school full-time. I was a model student, got two degrees across three majors. I also applied for (quite literally) thousands of jobs. I made dean’s list, graduated with honors, and had countless student organizations and skills listed on my resume. And none of that helped.Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) are two disaffected twenty-somethings struggling with just that. They’re far from the (hilariously wrong) caricature of the lazy, digital-era youth. Mia’s been struggling as a barista for years, despite her wealth of talent as a playwright, an actress, and a singer. Sebastian struggles to keep anything solid not because he can’t hack it, but because his is a world that no longer values his exceptional talent.When we step into their lives, the pair are on their last legs, but they still have some hope — a hope that the end of their long slog, of their decades of practice and study, might bring them a brighter tomorrow. And in a sense, it does. Mia, by happenstance, hits a few parties with the specific hope of “being discovered.” Instead, she finds, and falls for, Sebastian. And that’s such a natural sequence. In the midst of struggling to stay alive stumbling across someone who, however briefly, brings joy into your life can masquerade as “the one.” I know that because I’ve lived it. My love life has, and still is, an escape.*spoilers ahead*Mia and Sebastian aren’t much different. Sebastian doesn’t really have a character other than “I really want to bring jazz back.” We never learn how he got into it, why that’s his dream. He is the rare example of a Manic Pixie Dream Guy, and the story knows it. Everything revolves around Mia, her story and her arc. And in the end, Sebastian isn’t in it. For her, he’s a means to end. He propels her career, but then… that’s it. Mia jets off to Paris to star in the big movies. That’s a sobering, but haunting and poignant arc.Many people come into our lives, and many will have to leave. That’s the way of it. Sometimes they give you the push (as Sebastian did) to help you move to the next stage of your life. And sometimes you fall in love with someone you spend the rest of your life with. But those people aren’t always the same.When Mia and Sebastian see each other, years later, they’re not angry. They aren’t bitter that they didn’t get married, settle down, and have kids. They smile, share a moment, and part ways — possibly forever.La La Land isn’t about the magic of LA; it can’t be. LA is a place of pain, of failed dreams and struggle. Throughout the film, we see how much strife comes with trying to make it in show business. It’s not a circle jerk to old school Holywood either. It has call backs, but where those films frame unrealistic dreams as the idea, La La Land is grounded. It’s about wondering what could have been, it’s about letting go of the fairy tale, and about moving on as a changed person.La La Land healed this wound I’ve had for years, where I’ve mourned the people that stepped into, and then inevitably out of my life. It’s taught me that I can still cherish the time I spent with someone, be grateful for what they brought to me, and still let go. La La Land’s beauty comes from taking a genre so saturated with unrealistic, against-all-odds love stories and adapting it to match the fluid reality of our time. It’s given me some peace, and that’s something.last_img read more

913 WWE Results Jackson Mississippi Orton vs Reigns

first_img Now Playing Up Next ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey 9/13 WWE Results: Jackson, Mississippi* R-Truth def. Fandango.* Sami Zayn def. Tyson Kidd.* Brie Bella, Eva Marie and Naomi def. Nikki Bella, Cameron and Alicia Fox.* Los Matadores def. The Ascension.* WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz and Bo Dallas.* Adam Rose def. Damien Sandow.* Rusev def. Jack Swagger.* Roman Reigns def. Randy Orton in a street fight match.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Liv Morgan makes first WWE appearance following concussion at live event in Canada Ronda Rousey WhatsApp Nikki Bella Videos Articles Drew Mcintyre Brie Bella Announces She Is Quitting Wrestling Asuka says she only hit her back and is okay after injury scare at WWE live event Twittercenter_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Facebook Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’ Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Now Playing Up Next Jerry Lawler says he received hate mail for attending Donald Trump rally in Mississippi Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Chicago police continue search for missing Vancouver woman

first_imgChicago police are continuing to investigate the disappearance of a Vancouver woman from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.Elizabeth Lee, 44, was last seen at the airport Monday catching a flight to Portland, according to a Chicago Police Department missing person report.A spokeswoman with the police department said Wednesday that Lee’s luggage arrived in Portland, but she did not.Police do not suspect foul play but declined to elaborate on how they reached that conclusion. The spokeswoman said things could change as the investigation continues.In the meantime, police are looking into whether Lee boarded another flight.Lee is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and 150 pounds with blue eyes, blond hair and a light complexion.Anyone with information about Lee’s whereabouts is asked to call detectives at 312-744-8266.last_img read more

Oktoberfest reigns in Clark County

first_imgSome people look forward to the change of season because they love colorful leaves, the cooling embrace of chillier evenings, the lingering smell of wood smoke, and the chance to wear stylish boots and sweaters.A fair contingent of Clark County residents, however, relish these upcoming weeks as the season of beer — specifically, the celebration of German beer, food and music that is Oktoberfest.This annual festival has been going strong since Oct. 12, 1810, when Bavaria marked the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.Over the decades, it expanded in length and scope so that the official Munich Oktoberfest begins on the second to last Saturday in September and continues through the first Sunday in October.Clark County follows a similar trajectory, although local Oktoberfest aficionados have already donned the season’s first lederhosen for 54º40′ Brewing’s Sept. 7 “Shougtoberfest.”If you missed it, not to worry; there are four more Oktoberfests where you can wet your whistle with a pale, malty Festbier, satisfy your longing for brats and Bavarian pretzels, and burn off all those carbs with an accordion-fueled polka.If you’re a dachshund owner — or if you simply think they’re adorable as all get out — note that there will be wiener dog races at two locations.last_img read more

Brown is delighted after Celtics response to Sarajevo goal

first_imgThe Scottish Premier League side defeated the Bosnia and Herzegovina team in the first qualifying leg of the UEFA Champions League.Mirko Oremus scored a goal in the 29th minute to give Sarajevo an advantage 1-0 against Celtic in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.But the Scottish team responded quickly and scored three goals thanks to Michael Johnston, Odsonne Edouard, and Scott Sinclair.And for Celtic skipper Scott Brown, the way his team responded was great.“We didn’t move the ball as well as we should have done in the first 15 to 20 minutes,” he was quoted by Four Four Two.“Their goal was a little kick up the butt that we probably needed.”“We went on to dominate possession but the main thing was we got some goals, we got 90 minutes under our belts and we are looking forward to the next leg. It was a good first game,” he added.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“The pitch was tough, it chopped up in places. They made it difficult, they sat behind the ball and played very direct, but overall we showed our qualities and in the final third especially.”Brown explained: “We went there for a victory and we managed to do that. Getting to the Champions League is our main aim, the manager wants it, the players want it and the fans deserve it.”“We didn’t have Champions League last year so we need to make sure we have it this year.”A fantastic performance from the Bhoys to earn victory here in Sarajevo. 🇧🇦Goals from @mikeyjohnston10, @Oedouard22 and @Scotty_Sinclair makes sure the Bhoys have the advantage to take back to Celtic Park.🍀 pic.twitter.com/eneQGRpq01— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 9, 2019last_img read more

LA Galaxy fail in opening bid for Boca Juniors Player

first_imgBoca Juniors has reportedly turned down a 16 million dollar bid from the MLS giants for Cristian Pavon.According to ESPN the Galaxy made the bid this previous weekend, but it was flaty rejected by Boca Juniors as “insufficient.”The 23-year-old Argentine did not train with his current teammates. Boca is preparing for the quarter-finals of the COPA Libertadores.It is understood that Boca is holding firm for a fee of 24 million dollars. Or a loan deal to a European team. In hope, a good run of form will see his value skyrocket.Daniel Angelici the club president said:“Pavon is a player who has suffered a drop in his form, but nobody forgets how to play football.”“Because of that, I prefer to loan him to a good European club rather than agree to a bad transfer deal.”Pavon was part of the Argentina squad in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and scored four goals in 19 appearances for Boca last season.Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.It is unclear if LA will go back or turn their attention elsewhere.Martin Benitez of Independiente is a name that has been doing the rounds too as a possible replacement for Giovani Dos Santos. Who left LA fro Club America.The 25-year-old Argentine has release clause is $20m.The MLS team are in the market for a striker. They have become very dependant on Zlatan Ibrahimovich. With the big Swede is in a rich vein of form.But at 37 years-of-age how much can his body take. We saw what happened at Manchester United when there was no opportunity for a break.The LA Galaxy is in need of someone prolific. Portland Timbers v Los Angeles GalaxyCARSON, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 31: Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates his second goal against the Portland Timbers during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park on March 31, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)last_img read more